NBA Season 2017/18

Discussion in 'Basketball' started by Barkley, Oct 18, 2017.

  1. AusKnightRKO

    AusKnightRKO First Grade

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    I think the Thunder will actually win it all, sandbagged their way into the playoffs, but their starting 5 is as good as anyone else in the west, they lack the depth but if they stay healthy and minimise the damage from the bench, they will be extremely tough to beat.
     
  2. shiznit

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    I’ve watched OKC from buzzer to buzzer this season...

    I think they will be a tough out... they are built for the playoffs.

    The tighter rotations during the playoffs will also help.

    But I would be massively surprised if they make it to the WCF let alone even the Finals.

    They have too many flaws IMO...
     
  3. Rod

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    Especially without Roberson.
     
  4. shiznit

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    TBH I think the loss of Roberson is overblown at this point.

    Initially it was a big issue as it changed how they had to play.

    But I think at this point losing Andre Roberson shouldn’t be holding you back.

    Especially considering that you can’t really play him in the crunch because of his poor free-throw shooting.

    And while they lack his defence... with Corey Brewer in the lineup it stretches the floor shit loads more than if Roberson was playing.

    Melo is the biggest issue IMO... if Melo can hit his straps during this playoff series I think the Thunder will be a SERIOUS problem for everyone...
     
  5. T-Boon

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    Lebron is going to need to carry the Cavs from here on. I think Love is done again.
     
  6. Rod

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    Apparently Love is probable for game 3.

    But either way that series looks like it may go 7.
     

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