| More Sports Board|| re: Game 1 ECF: Pacers 58 @ Heat 53 - 3rd Q TNT Game Thread - jturn17 on 5/22/13 at 6:41 pm|
[quote]I've got the Heat in 5. Not really sure the Pacers win more than 1 game with how they've been turning the ball over.
[/quote]You can survive turnovers versus the Heat, but they need to be the dead ball variety. Pacers had some really awful turnovers versus the Knicks with just really lazy pa...
| More Sports Board|| re: Tracy McGrady HOFer? - jturn17 on 5/22/13 at 6:59 am|
TMAC had a 10 year stretch were he averaged 24/6/5. Yes, his career was cut short at 30 because of injuries, but if he had went to college would we still be talking about how he doesn't deserve the hall of fame based on a strong 10 year career.
Bill Walton made the HOF off of 468 games and 13000 ...
| More Sports Board|| re: NBA playoffs schedule - jturn17 on 5/20/13 at 10:18 pm|
[quote]are all of the game times set in advance or do it series by series?
[/quote]Series to series mostly. But there's specific start dates for the Finals (June 6th). And rough start dates for the ECF pre-arranged. So basically if some series are going quick they'll put an extra rest day in there ...
| More Sports Board|| re: Should the Lakers amnesty Kobe to get CP3/Howard? - jturn17 on 5/20/13 at 7:25 pm|
[quote]Even if Dwight were better(he isn't) he's still a cancer CP3 doesn't want to play with him
[/quote]Reports would suggest CP3 may not want to play with Blake either. So I don't really understand your point....
| More Sports Board|| re: Should the Lakers amnesty Kobe to get CP3/Howard? - jturn17 on 5/20/13 at 6:50 pm|
[quote]Just like the Heat, by year 3,they can add solid vets for cheap and be a real force. [/quote]Eh problem is there is a lack of those type of players. Plus Miami had room to sign Haslem and Mike Miller in addition to already having Chalmers under contract.
Not saying they can't do it. I just...
| More Sports Board|| re: Should the Lakers amnesty Kobe to get CP3/Howard? - jturn17 on 5/20/13 at 6:45 pm|
[quote]That site is wrong. The luxury tax is around $70m. Cap will be around $60m.
[/quote]Correct. The salary cap this season was roughly $58m. I allowed for a slight increase up to $60m....
| More Sports Board|| re: Should the Lakers amnesty Kobe to get CP3/Howard? - jturn17 on 5/20/13 at 6:21 pm|
[quote]I just looked at the numbers and if they somehow traded Pau for pure cap they would potentially have enough.
[/quote]They'd have to salary dump Metta/Blake/Hill (some combination of) to get there. If the dump Kobe, Pau, and get rid of all their non-guaranteed deals/terminate qualifying offe...
| More Sports Board|| re: Dwight Howard: Interested in Rockets and Mavericks? - jturn17 on 5/19/13 at 10:28 pm|
[quote]The guy they were trying to get before signing Asik? Or after Morey built a solid, young team who exceeded expections?
[/quote]Morey's not an idiot. If Dwight says I want to play in Houston. Morey is shopping Asik immediately.
Asik+TRob+Picks for S&T Josh Smith, for example. ...
| More Sports Board|| re: Dwight Howard: Interested in Rockets and Mavericks? - jturn17 on 5/19/13 at 7:37 pm|
[quote]Wasn't he adamantly against being traded to houston when he was on the magic? Is it bc now there's a James Hardin there? [/quote]More than likely. Though he also refused to get traded to GSW, which is where he should have wanted to go to begin with. Dwight probably doesn't even know what he w...
| LSU Recruiting Board|| re: Brandon Harris invited to the Army All America game - jturn17 on 5/19/13 at 7:02 pm|
[quote]Consequently, he's now ranked the #2 Dual-threat QB in 2014 Class.
LINK [/quote]Bumped to #1 now....
| More Sports Board|| re: Should Heat add another superstar to the roster? - jturn17 on 5/19/13 at 11:35 am|
[quote]to be fair bosh blocks 1.4 per game, and he is a better on-ball defender (which means fewer blocks, as ibaka love the weakside help to get those blocks)
[/quote]Agreed. Bosh is never going to be a shot blocker like Ibaka because he's not an explosive jumper. But his pick and roll defense is ...
| More Sports Board|| re: Should Heat add another superstar to the roster? - jturn17 on 5/19/13 at 10:13 am|
[quote]plus that 3 point shooting is kind of redundant with ray allen
[/quote]3pt shooting is never redundant in my opinion. They can play both of them in some circumstances. But Curry is just a better three point shooter than Ray at this point in their careers.
Chalmers' D has been awful thou...
| More Sports Board|| re: Beat the Heat, beat the Heat - jturn17 on 5/19/13 at 10:08 am|
[quote]So you are saying a healthy Pacers team is no better than the depleted Bulls?????? [/quote] That combination of words doesn't even appear in that paragraph as a whole much less a sentence....
| More Sports Board|| re: Should Heat add another superstar to the roster? - jturn17 on 5/19/13 at 10:05 am|
I think the best answer is Steph Curry. He may be able to shoot 60% from 3 playing PG for the Heat. I don't think they're really interested in a big who can't space the floor. And they already have Birdman to play that Tyson Chandler role for 15-20min....
| More Sports Board|| re: Beat the Heat, beat the Heat - jturn17 on 5/19/13 at 9:51 am|
[quote]You must have not learned a thing from the Chicago series. Chicago's B-team (probably more like C-team) gave Miami some serious heartache. The Heat aren't invincible. [/quote]They just won a 5 game series against them +66. Basically including the game they lost, they won each game by 13 point...
| More Sports Board|| re: Should Heat add another superstar to the roster? - jturn17 on 5/19/13 at 9:43 am|
[quote]Serge Ibaka would make the Heat even better than they are now. He's not necessarily a superstar, but he can rebound, block, and is [b]strong enough to control the paint[/b]. [b]Working him down low [/b][/quote]I question whether you've watched Ibaka. He's basically a worse version of Bosh. Ib...
| More Sports Board|| re: Rihanna takes issue with people blaming her for JR Smith's struggles - jturn17 on 5/18/13 at 12:00 pm|
I really like the phrasing "desert thirst." I'll never be clever enough to write like that. :wah:...
| More Sports Board|| re: DAT---05/17---HOU 4 PIT 1 Top 6th - jturn17 on 5/17/13 at 9:56 pm|
[quote]I'm reading on twitter that the Astros lost by colliding on a pop up. That true?
| More Sports Board|| re: Better in their prime, Melo or Pippen? - jturn17 on 5/17/13 at 12:29 pm|
[quote]SabiDojo[/quote]You should probably chill a bit. Even people who don't glorify the old days think Pippen outclasses Melo. And they'd be accurate....
| More Sports Board|| re: Best Photo Bomb Ever - jturn17 on 5/17/13 at 12:27 pm|
[quote]BTW I know Will is a Philly guy but come on a Sixers Cap.
[/quote]He's part owner of the franchise, a very small part, but still....
| More Sports Board|| re: Who's the 3rd best player in the NBA? - jturn17 on 5/17/13 at 5:14 am|
[quote]But in the waning minutes of the game, he hit two CLUTCH threes that basically sealed the game and the series. Even though he played like shit, he put the team on his back when it mattered and carried them.[/quote]So you think that made shots = clutch? What if he happened to miss the shots? D...
| More Sports Board|| re: Knicks win....win for the Heat? - jturn17 on 5/17/13 at 4:00 am|
The ECF will start on Wednesday regardless of what happens in Game 6. They would have started on Monday if the Pacers had won tonight. So the Heat will end up with 6 days off. Wade had 11 days off between the first and second round, and it didn't seem to help. My understanding is the bruise is signi...
| More Sports Board|| re: Who's the 3rd best player in the NBA? - jturn17 on 5/16/13 at 5:26 pm|
[quote]Parker was the #1 guy on the 2007 championship team.
[/quote]Duncan was the best player on the team still. I don't think it's accurate to say Parker was the #1 guy. That transformation didn't really happen until a couple years later.
Honestly, Manu was still probably the 2nd best player ...
| More Sports Board|| re: Who's the 3rd best player in the NBA? - jturn17 on 5/16/13 at 5:15 pm|
[quote]CP3 is the Carmelo Anthony of PG's. Everyone keeps sucking up to his ass, and then you see his playoff runs...
[/quote]Well this is just silly. That's an incredibly simplistic comparison. Those two players are in no way comparable other than they haven't done much in the playoffs. CP3's pla...
| More Sports Board|| re: Who's the 3rd best player in the NBA? - jturn17 on 5/16/13 at 5:12 pm|
[quote]I'm saying until he wins something that matters (a conference championship, NBA Championship) he shouldn't be considered one of the NBA's best. I'm sorry, the first round of the playoffs is not where players become elite.
[/quote]Are you really prepared to state that Chris Paul isn't one of ...
| More Sports Board|| re: Michael Jordan got fouled all the time - jturn17 on 5/15/13 at 9:24 pm|
[quote]Look at this shite. The way MJ finished at the hole blows my mind.[/quote]Yes, because this proves your point. LeBron is terrible at finishing through contact.
People. He got hit in the mouth. Even if it wasn't with the force to push his head back, when you get hit in the mouth you move...
| More Sports Board|| re: Will Indiana be a tougher defensive matchup than the Bulls? - jturn17 on 5/15/13 at 9:00 pm|
[quote]Will Indiana be a tougher defensive matchup than the Bulls?
[/quote]They'll just be different. I think the Bulls are a tougher match up for the Heat because of Noah's mobility. Hibbert is just really tall. Expect 10000 floaters from LeBron and Wade. The Pacers are obviously a better team tha...
| More Sports Board|| re: Todays NBA. Call me old school. - jturn17 on 5/15/13 at 8:50 pm|
[quote]Should Lebron try to gain he balance as he is stumbling backwards towards the table?
Or should he just fall down and slide safely?
[/quote]Don't bother. You're wasting your time....
| More Sports Board|| re: Does Miami close out Chicago tonight? - jturn17 on 5/15/13 at 8:25 am|
[quote]Need to for DWade's health.
[/quote]Word is rest won't help. Only time for the bruise to heal. I mean he had 11 days off before the Bulls series, and it didn't seem to make a difference....
| More Sports Board|| re: Michigan St. FB recruit turns down college to become a rapper - jturn17 on 5/14/13 at 5:36 pm|
[quote]Why can't he go to college AND rap?[/quote]He'd have to be a not-for-profit rapper to do that. Though he might end up as one anyway, but still....