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 I assume a LeBron/Kobe (no Howard) Laker team would be built on the fly, a lot like the Heat were when James and Bosh joined Wade.
LA+Lakers+LeBron is a pretty attractive FA lure
filling out an empty roster is not that easy
the rest of the Heat.
Grizzlies CEO Jason Levien has given vice president of basketball operations John Hollinger significant latitude in constructing the roster and a philosophy.
Management wants a coach willing to buy into the analytic movement, using those mechanisms to make roster, lineup and system decisions. Hollins has resented what he considers undue interference by management, and has stood by his track record and success in maintaining productivity with a roster of diverse and difficult personalities.
During the Grizzlies' playoff run, tensions turned to a confrontation when Hollins exploded during a practice session upon finding Hollinger had walked onto the practice court and engaged forward Austin Daye during a shooting drill, multiple sources told Yahoo! Sports.
With the team watching – and with a motive to show his players that he was completely in charge on the floor, sources said – Hollins loudly questioned Hollinger about what he was doing, and why he believed it was appropriate for a management official to intrude on what's considered sacred territory for a coach and team, sources said.
My guess is Hollins wanted to make a point after the Gay trade and try to establish who was the big dog.
He's had a really talented team, and I feel they are a team that often really loses their way offensively. For a team with a good PG and two good offensive big guys, I think their offense should be better than it's been.
During the Grizzlies' playoff run, tensions turned to a confrontation when Hollins exploded during a practice session upon finding Hollinger had walked onto the practice court and engaged forward Austin Daye during a shooting drill
Now he just needs to trade Asik for the pick that will become Andrew Wiggins
Hollins and Hollinger were peers. They hold different jobs but neither job was necessarily lower or reporting to the other job. That said, Hollins reaction was out of line and shows, in my opinion, a clear lack of buy in to the organization. If the story is being blown out of proportion, fine. But as it was originally mentioned, that was behavior that is unacceptable. I think it's interesting people are siding with Hollins in this - if you acted like Hollins did at work, you'd probably get your ass chewed out by your boss.
the Clippers coaches and their 3-pt defense.
I did not know Randy Foye has situs inversus - his organs are on the opposite side of his body
"He's a grown man," Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said. "He doesn't need any of you to tell him anything. He knows more than all of you put together. He understands the game. If he makes a pass and you all think he should have shot it, or he shoots it and you think he should have made a pass, your opinions mean nothing to him, as they should not mean anything to him."
Love Pop. I'd love to see him coach LeBron.
Could five Lebron James beat any team in the NBA? He could create all kinds of mismatches but he'd have to guard centers. Plus, one of them would have to score in the fourth quarter (rimshot).
I think it is unlikely that five LeBrons could beat a good team. If a 6-8 player COULD be a good center, I think it is likely that there would be some 6-8 centers. Therefore, I think we can conclude that the team with five LBJs would have a bad center, probably a bad power forward as well. Maybe not the best point guard in the league. There is a flaw in this logic but I'll leave you to spot it on your own. . ..anyway, it says here that the Flying LeBrons would finish 25-57 in the NBA.
Do you still hold that a team of 5 Lebron James ("The Flying Lebrons") would go 25-57 over the course of an NBA season? I think that is the most ludicrous thing you have ever written. How would a team with an average pitching staff do if you had A-Rod in his prime playing all 8 positions in the field?
You have me confused with some other moron.
Hi Bill. I think Ben from New York is referring to a question I asked you over a year ago: Could five Lebron James beat any team in the NBA? He could create all kinds of mismatches but he'd have to guard centers. Plus, one of them would have to score in the fourth quarter (rimshot). You wrote in response: I think it is unlikely that five LeBrons could beat a good team. If a 6-8 player COULD be a good center, I think it is likely that there would be some 6-8 centers. Therefore, I think we can conclude that the team with five LBJs would have a bad center, probably a bad power forward as well. Maybe not the best point guard in the league. There is a flaw in this logic but I'll leave you to spot it on your own. . ..anyway, it says here that the Flying LeBrons would finish 25-57 in the NBA. I'm still not sure what the flaw in this logic I was supposed to recognize over a year ago is or what the "it says here" refers to, but I think Ben might be taking you too literally.
Well, I still don't think this is me. You've got me confused with somebody else. I don't remember writing any of that, and I don't believe I would ever say that if a 6-8 player could play center there would be 6-8 centers, because (a) there is a very obvious flaw in that logic, and (b) WIllis Reed, who wasn't any more 6-8, I don't think, dealt perfectly well with any number of 7-foot centers. I don't believe I ever said it.
Joey Crawford will be in action tonight.
pops has white flagged it now
Heat are starting to really heat up with Lebron struggling
Good luck guarding Lebron in the post, other team's guards.
Five Mini-LeBrons versus Ditka.
Three LeBrons and two Jordans vs. two LeBrons and three Jordans.
There are only really like 3-4 centers that LeBron can't guard anyways.
The 5 of one player teams would have to favor guards right?
The 5 Pauls team couldn't guard any other 5 Whoever team.
What about 5 Magics vs 5 Birds or 5 Jordans?
The 5 of one player teams would have to favor guards right? Bigs would have no chance of getting the ball up the court, and, if they did, the wings' ability to swarm the post and recover to..."shooters" would cancel out much of the size advantage I would imagine.
I think it favors guys in the middle of the position/size spectrum who can ball-handle. I actually think shorter guards would be at a worse disadvantage than bigs. If 5 Kareems played 5 Chris Pauls, yeah the Kareems would struggle defensively against the Pauls, but they would at least get some stops, I think. But I actually think 5 Kareems could move the ball by just station-to-station passing and get a dunk essentially every time against the Pauls. The only way the Pauls could win is if they could make up the difference through 3-pt shooting and maybe strategic use of fouls. That might work, but I bet it wouldn't. The 5 Pauls team couldn't guard any other 5 Whoever team. The Kareem team could at least use their size to take away the middle of the court and make you take jumpers.
5 Russells vs. 5 Wilts? 5 Waltons would be fun.
Bill. Not Luke.
A team of 5 Russells would never give up a point. But could they score one? It would have to be on a fastbreak.
5 Russells: 2 Bills and 3 Westbrooks
All last name teams, with no duplicate people. Hmmm.
Malone has 3 all-stars, but no other players.
The Spurs need more from Duncan and Ginobili.
Ginobili, especially. It's been disguised because the Spurs are so deep, but he's really been a shell of himself this postseason.
NBA Comparison: DerMarr Johnson
I really don't understand how saying that you would like to sign an upcoming max-contract-level free agent can be tampering in the NBA. It's not like MLB or the NFL where you can imply that you would pay him more than his current team. You literally can't offer him more than the Clippers can.
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