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  1. JetLifeLo

    JetLifeLo Well-Known Member

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    Ehh I wouldn't say JR is light years above him... or even better. Oladipo is 24 years young, can play point guard if needed, and is a way better defender than JR. JR can shoot better though. But regardless I'm not a fan of his contract either.. got a feeling somebody would pick him up though in a trade.. NBA teams throwing money around like its nothing these days.
     
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    any team would take Oladipo over JR Smith
     
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    Oladipo hasn't improved any aspect of his offensive game since he's been in the league.
     
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    JetLifeLo Well-Known Member

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    yeah that's why I feel he's reached his ceiling early..i feel if someone needs a solid 6th man they'll take him and his contract.
     
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  5. John Lombardo

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    Wish I saw the Westbrook performance yesterday, guy has been nuts all year.

    I get the whole wins idea behind the MVP, but how can a guy that has averaged a triple double for the entire year not deserve it? If wins are the only things that matter for MVP, they should make a player of the year award so that award can go to the best individual player.
     
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    Even if wins is the criteria there is no doubt Westbrook is a greater single factor in every single Thunder win than Hardin or Durant for their teams so he should be MVP. Any rationale discussion of wins can't simply be about what player is on the team with the most wins.
     
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    Agree 100 percent... Seems to be the topic of conversation though on that crappy Disney channel all the time however.
     
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    Given the off the court bullshit, yeah. But based purely on play, he's not $7 million/year better. And nowhere near a $21 million/year player.

    JR was a great defender in last years playoffs.

    The Thunder have the second least amount of cap space for 2017-2018. That contract will bite them in the ass. They can't even consider putting another superstar next to Russ.
     
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    Jonathan_Vilma Well-Known Member

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    Agreed. But the NBA voting comittees views it differently. 34 straight MVP's have been at least a top 3 seed.
     
  10. John Lombardo

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    Does anyone want 1st in the East?

    Cavs lose again in OT and fall to 2nd in the East to the Celtics.
     
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    Good thing this Russ accomplished something that those past 34 MVP's weren't up against.
     
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    Kanter & Oladipo can be traded and knowing Presti he'll get steals for both.
     
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    If you put triple doubles aside... What russ has been doing in clutch time situations has been magical. Under 2 minutes he's completely locked in.. and almost unstoppable hitting almost anything he puts up. It's the entire opposite of the narrative built against him all these years saying he loses close games for OKC. Most go ahead buckets under 20 seconds since 2001! very CLUTCH! Russ truly has the basketball Gods with him this year man it's special.

    MVP!
     
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    Not about the salary. This is what you posted:

     
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    I'll be a darksider and say Houston in 5.

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    abyzmul R.J. MacReady

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    Spurs fandom aside, my dream finals this year is Jazz v. Hawks.

    Would be the best possible cap on a regular season that was dominated by ridiculous player hype.
     
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    The league would be pissed, which would be hilarious. The hype promos of Gobert vs Howard would be funny to watch, though Gobert is a legit great player.

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    abyzmul R.J. MacReady

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    Of course they'd be pissed. David Stern completely changed the league when the Spurs swept the Cavs.

    He turned it into a player's league where coaching was supposed to become irrelevant.

    I hope Stern dies soon.
     
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