NBA FA market, news stories and signings

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    Re: NBA FA market, news stories and signings

    Post by Cap'n Clutch on Mon Jul 12, 2010 7:27 am

    Just curious:

    Do you all feel there's enough interest to start up an NBA forum since there isn't one now?

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    Post by PKC on Mon Jul 12, 2010 5:01 pm

    Look at Colangelo making moves already to solidify the roster.

    http://tsn.ca/nba/story/?id=327363

    That could be a very energetic, high paced team with good athletic swingmen and a deadly sharpshooting 7-footer.

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    Post by LeCaptain on Mon Jul 12, 2010 5:43 pm

    Dash wrote:If the Penguins and Blackhawks can win championships based on the same principle (having a couple of superstars surrounded by role players, veterans, rookies) then there's no reason the Heat cannot. They have an amazing coach, and 3 of the league's top players. They will have no problem finding players willing to play for slightly less for the best chance at winning.

    Blackhawks' 3rd line was basically a 2nd line on half the league and Pittsburg had Jordan Staal, Gonchar, a rock solid shutdown Dpair and a freaking hot Fleury.

    What Miami is trying to do here is having something like Ovechkin, Henrik Sedin and Kovalchuk (even way worse on salary structure), and the rest of the team filled by guys like Ruutu and rookies.
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    Post by asq2 on Mon Jul 12, 2010 6:13 pm

    marakh wrote:
    Dash wrote:If the Penguins and Blackhawks can win championships based on the same principle (having a couple of superstars surrounded by role players, veterans, rookies) then there's no reason the Heat cannot. They have an amazing coach, and 3 of the league's top players. They will have no problem finding players willing to play for slightly less for the best chance at winning.

    Blackhawks' 3rd line was basically a 2nd line on half the league and Pittsburg had Jordan Staal, Gonchar, a rock solid shutdown Dpair and a freaking hot Fleury.

    What Miami is trying to do here is having something like Ovechkin, Henrik Sedin and Kovalchuk (even way worse on salary structure), and the rest of the team filled by guys like Ruutu and rookies.

    I think it's impossible to make a proper analogy between hockey and basketball. Last year Lebron played 39 minutes per game (which is 48 minutes, though I guess you have to factor in over-times). AO played 21:47 per 60 minute game (again, though you have to factor in OT). Percentage-wise, James at 81.3% is playing more than twice as much as Ovechkin at 35.8%.
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    Post by LeCaptain on Mon Jul 12, 2010 6:29 pm

    Yes you're right, with fine tuning it's impossible to make a proper analogy.
    That being said, Basketball players (especially Lebron and Bosh) are more susceptible to injuries IMO. By injuries I don't necessarly mean not playing, but playing hurt/fatigued ie low percentage of field goals, poor defense etc.
    And if they're gonna play all those minutes, it's gonna be a disaster if they're not on top every night, when they will be relied on all year. They are gonna play even more minutes than they ever did in order to win games due to the quality level of the bench, and fatigue is gonna hit one day or another. By the time playoffs come, they're gonna be drained. ANd there won't be saviors on the bench.

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