2019 NBA Playoff Discussion

Discussion in 'Phoenix Suns' started by Hoop Head, Apr 12, 2019.

  1. cheesebeef

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    again, denial ain't just a river in egypt.

    were you calling for them to get rid of Zaza? Do you think they should get rid of Green who continually tries to injure players? if not, you're just as much of the problem as the fans who were happy to see Durant go down. Passivity in the face of your team injuring players is no different than Raptor fans cheering to see KD go down... why? because both fans benefit from the actions and they both know it.
     
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    No, it's not. That's okay you believe what you want, clearly we aren't going to change eachother's minds. That is okay. Really, it's okay...
     
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    Ouchie-Z-Clown I'm better than Mulli!

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    yup. feel bad for him and the rest of basketball. he's pretty damn incredible to watch and was looking forward to him going East and shifting power a little bit, bringing balance to the league we haven't seen in almost 2 decades.
     
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    Yuma I NEED a job!

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    KD is one of the top players ever for me that I like to watch. I don't get involved in KD drama, etc. I just like watching him play. No one I have ever watched in basketball has been perfect. I grew up watching Wilt. I became a Dr. J fan. Then I started watching some kid in college named Magic. I read about a guy in Sports Illustrated at Santa Clara named Steve Nash and started watching him. Diana Taurasi gives me joy watching her game. I have been watching KD whenever I could. I cannot believe how Devin Booker keeps improving. Just some players their game you just get joy watching. I think KD can come back from this. No doubt. It's going to suck not seeing what was going to develop for him this off season.
     
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    Ouchie-Z-Clown I'm better than Mulli!

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    Yeah as much as I think KD is mentally soft his game was beautiful to watch. I hated all the whining that’s developed later in his career. But man his game is beautiful to watch.
     
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    I'm shocked that a guy who works for the Warriors is staunchly defending the people he works for.

    Kerr's reaction makes it pretty obvious that the decision for Durant to play was hardly unanimous and it is almost impossible to believe the injury is unrelated to the "calf strain". I'm not condemning the Warriors for it, but this dude acting like they're above scrutiny is a joke.
     
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    According to Kerr everyone was involved in the decision including Durant’s agent and independent doctor.
     
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    Yeah, it’s why I pointed out it was the announcer.
     
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    I think Toronto fans have reached Philly status. Like when Michael Irvin broke his neck during the Eagles vs Cowboys game, and some of the philly fans in the stadium started cheering.
     
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    Kevin Durant may never be the same again, Achilles specialist says

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/nb...chilles-specialist-says/ar-AACNeUP?li=BBnbfcL

    Kevin Durant may never be the player he was after rupturing his Achilles and it was "a disaster" to allow him to play just 32 days after suffering a calf injury, according to a specialist.

    The 30-year-old, a 10-time All-Star who was named Finals MVP in both of the Warriors' championship victories in 2017 and 2018, was making his comeback from a calf problem he sustained against the Rockets last month, and former MVP Charles Barkley was among those to criticize the Warriors for rushing Durant back.

    Doctor Babak Baravarian, a foot and ankle specialist based in California who serves as a consultant to the ATP Tour, admitted he was surprised to see Durant on the court again so soon after his initial injury.

    "What happens is he has an inflammatory process from his initial injury and he also doesn't have a good firing calf muscle because of the previous injury, so the soleus is maybe hyperextended or overworked and it causes the extra strain that cause the Achilles to tear," he explained to Omnisport.

    "Normally when we deal with a college athlete or an elite athlete this is a 90-day recovery (from the initial injury).

    "I don't know the level of damage he had from his initial injury but you're not talking about getting back to normal walking or shooting, you're talking about explosive-type exercise. That to me is a 90-day recovery ⁠— 30 days is still during a major inflammatory process, and 30 days is still during the very early healing process. That calf muscle healing, tendon healing is minimum about 60 days.
     
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    Ouchie-Z-Clown I'm better than Mulli!

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    I’m always skeptical of a doctor making a judgment call when they haven’t actually treated the patient and thus are working on only limited information. But that said, I think it’s almost criminal that KD was green lit to play.
     

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