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Old 05-22-2013, 01:30 AM   #76
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It all came to be because the San Antonio Spurs tanked and lost games on purpose to get Tim Duncan. Stupid as it maybe, it kept teams from tanking their seasons. Luckily I don't like the NBA enough to care, but if the NFL ever went to this system I would be pissed.
How'd you come up with that theory?
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Old 05-22-2013, 07:45 AM   #77
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It all came to be because the San Antonio Spurs tanked and lost games on purpose to get Tim Duncan. Stupid as it maybe, it kept teams from tanking their seasons. Luckily I don't like the NBA enough to care, but if the NFL ever went to this system I would be pissed.
The lottery system was already in place when the Spurs picked. The Celtics had the worst record the year that Duncan came out, and the Spurs had the third worst record in the NBA.
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Otto Porter staying in the District? Wiz will have their big 3 soon.
I hope its either him or Oladipo.
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The lottery system was already in place when the Spurs picked. The Celtics had the worst record the year that Duncan came out, and the Spurs had the third worst record in the NBA.
Thank you for correcting his ignorance on the subject. The lottery has been around in the NBA for a long time. In fact, the first one was in 1985 and New York won the right to select Patrick Ewing. Granted, that old system was much worse than the one now. That said, it's STILL a horrible system for the NBA.
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How'd you come up with that theory?
before the lottery, that was a pretty prevalent theory...people tanking to get the best player. Basketball adds 1, maybe 2 true impact players a year. Why did they start the lottery, too shake it up?
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before the lottery, that was a pretty prevalent theory...people tanking to get the best player. Basketball adds 1, maybe 2 true impact players a year. Why did they start the lottery, too shake it up?
I was talking specifically about the Spurs
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I was talking specifically about the Spurs
gotcha, and I told you Seattle was getting the Kings...ohhhhh nevermind
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How'd you come up with that theory?
This is why I stopped listening to the junkies. I remember them saying "the lottery is stupid, it was made because the spurs tanked their season to get Tim Duncan" so I just believed it and never checked it.
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How'd you come up with that theory?
Wasn't David Robinson out for that year they went so bad to get that draft pick for Tim.
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Wasn't David Robinson out for that year they went so bad to get that draft pick for Tim.
That is correct. I think others were out as well as him. It was a case of bad/good luck.
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I think the current lottery system in place is more because of the rockets than anything
They got Sampson,and from what I remember without googling it they tanked that season and got Hakeem
I think it was Hakeem but it could have been Sampson they won the pick on a coin flip
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I hope its either him or Oladipo.
Oladipo's upside is terrific... but he's 6'4" and that's 2-guard territory (where Beal is). If the workouts play out a certain way, Oladipo may start rising and we may be able to trade down one or two spots and still nab Porter. Bennett is another name to watch out for.
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Oladipo's upside is terrific... but he's 6'4" and that's 2-guard territory (where Beal is). If the workouts play out a certain way, Oladipo may start rising and we may be able to trade down one or two spots and still nab Porter. Bennett is another name to watch out for.
We aren't getting Oladipo, since we have Beal. Its between Porter and Bennett. If Nerlens falls we must take him, but I don't see that happening. I think we should draft Bennett, I was impressed with him. I wasn't impressed with Porter, he was awful in both the Big East and NCAA Tournaments.
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We aren't getting Oladipo, since we have Beal. Its between Porter and Bennett. If Nerlens falls we must take him, but I don't see that happening. I think we should draft Bennett, I was impressed with him. I wasn't impressed with Porter, he was awful in both the Big East and NCAA Tournaments.
The entire Hoyas squad was awful in the sole NCAA game against FGCU. It was a weird matchup they hadn't seen in the Big East before and Dunk City threw everyone off their game. Porter was the Big East player of the year and Jim Boeheim calls him the most complete player to come out of the conference... ever. I'm deathly afraid of the Cavs taking him first overall.

I like Bennett's post game offensively, but he has no concept of defensive fundamentals.
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The entire Hoyas squad was awful in the sole NCAA game against FGCU. It was a weird matchup they hadn't seen in the Big East before and Dunk City threw everyone off their game. Porter was the Big East player of the year and Jim Boeheim calls him the most complete player to come out of the conference... ever. I'm deathly afraid of the Cavs taking him first overall.

I like Bennett's post game offensively, but he has no concept of defensive fundamentals.
Nor does the NBA
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