The 2019-2020 Around the NBA thread

Discussion in 'Phoenix Suns' started by Mainstreet, Aug 1, 2019.

  1. Hoop Head

    Hoop Head Señor Caca Cabeza Contributor

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    It's not just drawing fouls but how Harden abuses the system. Last year he finished with almost more than 200 FT attempts than the next player. He had 858 to Giannis' 686. If you take the player that finished with the 20th most FT's in the league last year and double it, it's still short of Harden's total. That's insane. Here's the list, for reference...

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    He draws the majority of his fouls on the perimeter also. Most of the players on the list are forwards or centers because playing inside leads to contact, that's inevitable. The closest guard on that list is Lillard with 513 FT attempts. How exactly does Harden get fouled that much more than Lillard? I say he doesn't, he just flops his happy ass around all game and hopes for a whistle. He has a ton of talent but he has to be the worst MVP in the last 30 years to try and watch play.
     
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    Because of free throws. He's shooting 39% from the field and 30% from 3. He's averaging 15.2 FT's a game which dwarfs his 11.0 last year.
     
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    It amazes me that the league allows it, but then again the league is the ones that asked for it by making the rules so soft. Refs need to get better at ignoring the reaction of the player and simply watching the contact. Let Harden flop enough without calls and maybe he will get the memo to stop doing it.
     
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    He's been terrible this year. I feel bad for Luka. Celtics kept double-teaming him every time he touched the ball. He was finding open shooters, mismatches in the post, and nobody could hit the water if they fell out of the damn boat.
     
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    Haven't watched a lot of him this year. Does he just appear to have lost a step from before the injury or is it more just a decision making thing?
     
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    It's confidence. He'll pull a crazy crossover on one play and then not be able to score in the paint against a player ten inches shorter two minutes later. I think he hasn't gotten over his injury mentally. Physically he is fine, but mentally he is not there yet.
     
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    Luka is an IRON MAN carrying the Mavericks. If Porzingis rounds into form they will be hard to beat.
     
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    Impressive list for sure, but I would take him over half those guys if he was healthy. Guy is a better defender then most on that list and is scary efficient and can create. But it’s a mute point he can’t stay healthy.
     
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    Damn, don’t I hate this current version of the NBA. I really do miss the late 80’s and 90’s.
     
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    Different strokes. I miss the NBA of the 60's, 70's, much of the 80's but I miss the NBA of the 90's like I miss disco, which is to say not at all.
     
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    Maybe you haven't listened to the right disco?
     
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    , he has a point ask many people what was the best decade of BBall you get a variety of answers, but I highly doubt many would pick the current NBA.
     
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    There's a "right" disco? For my musical tastes the closest thing to good disco is the Bee Gees.
     
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    Here is a disco song I have in my collection by Moby titled "Disco Lies."

    The recorded version is much better in my opinion but the live version will give you a flavor

     
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    It looks like Eric Gordon could be out up to 6 weeks for the Rockets.

     

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