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NBA 2011-12 - around the league

Discussion in 'Pistons and NBA' started by Brap, Dec 25, 2011.

  1. jayborne

    jayborne Bench Warmer

    Jul 30, 2009
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    Read some interesting post-game quotes from the Heat & an article that basically stated that the reason the Celtics were able to stay in the zone so long was that they were making most of their shots. Makes slow the game down and gives the opposite team the time it takes to setup their zone, which is almost impossible off a miss against a team as brilliant in transition as Miami.

    To paraphrase Shane Battier, the best way to stop a zone-defense is on defense.

    Miami in transition is one of the best examples of the beauty of modern basketball you could show someone.

    I said in another thread that the Jazz could content for the 8th seed. Oops.

    The Timberwolves are the type of team I wish the Pistons were right now. They are young and exciting, even in their losses.
  2. Brap

    Brap Starter

    Jan 15, 2010
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    It's incredibly simple. Just have the two very best and most physically talented players in the planet collude with another borderline all-star to take below market contracts on the same team. Then overwhelm every other team with the beauty of your game - in other words, dominate the living hell out of everyone with your team's physical talent.

    In about 3 to 5 years, when Wade's body gives out from his breakneck style of play, and LeBron slows down (280 pound 6'8" guys don't retain their super speed and athleticism forever), then teams in the East will be able to compete. Until then, mostly, other teams will be dominated.

    That's about right for the Pistons, who are likely 3 years away from being back at championship level, even if we do hit home runs again in 2012 and 2013 - since we'll be so young.
  3. Nemo

    Nemo Part Time Poster Forum Donor

    Dec 1, 2006
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    Lake Elmo
    2-3 years to reach championship level...........that must mean a 35 win season.......
  4. Mogilny

    Mogilny All-Star Forum Donor

    Jan 22, 2010
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    35 wins would put us in a great spot to win the consolation ladder.

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