I've still got Golden State in 6 in this. Everyone wants to jump on the Raps, but if GS wins game 2, they'll have a pretty significant advantage. I'm interested to see if Gasol stays as aggressive. That's always been his achille's heel. He'll be able to feast on switches in this matchup, and if they keep trapping Kawhi on the PnR, Gasol is smart enough to make the right play.
I still expect Golden state to win in 6 as well (especially if KD returns around game 4) but Toronto has obviously gotten a fantastic start. Winning a game in which Kahwi and Lowry shot a combined what 30 or less percent? Also the first time GSW has lost a game one since the OKC series back in 2016.
I really hope Kahwi has enough in the tank to revert back to his dominant offensive form if/when Siakim/Gasol/VanFleet cool down. I remember Kahwi in the previous series would stand off in the perimeter to rest when his team is on fire in order to preserve energy on defense + for crunch time, so hopefully that was the case yesterday. I agree though that Toronto NEEDS to take game 2, you need to play your cards perfect to beat this fucking dynasty. Marc and Siakim need to eat up the lack of rim protection.
Win win for KD You lose : Shut up the media about the warriors being better without you (although this was already a dumb take). But yeah basically showing your value , would of been awkward if Golden State won the series without KD. Cannot get blamed for anything here You win: If he can come back from 3-1 this is probably the biggest thing he will ever accomplish (besides winning a title somewhere else). All those 3-1 jokes? You can’t undo that infamous OKC series but you can definitely rewrite your legacy with a 3-1 comeback in the finals (and next to the Lebron being the only players to come back from 3-1).
Also the Kahwi storyline is interesting too, It would be cool to see him resign but also bad ass if he gets Toronto the ring and proceeds to go to wherever he originally wanted to be at. I don’t think that’s ever happened before m.
I've got GS coming back because the only fun part about their whole run has been the 3-1 jokes, so of course they'll have to go and ruin that too.
But in all seriousness, just having KD out there, even if he can only space the floor, will totally open things up for the Warriors. Amazingly, it's been their inability to score that has cost them the most (in my opinion), largely because they've had at least 2 non-shooters on the floor at all times. Replacing one of those non-shooters with one of the greatest shooters ever will no doubt help.
Yep the scoring has indeed been the problem for Golden State, Iggy+Green have not shown up shooting wise at all this series (Iggy 20% on 4.3 3pt attempts , listen to this one Green 8% on 2.8 yikes..) and depending on Cook/McKinnie/Jerebko is a recipe for failure. If klay plays game 3 maybe it’s 2-2 but now I think this is fair at 3-1 with an injured KD back. Payback for the last 2 years of GSW coasting. You would think the Toronto supporting cast is due to cool off like the first half of game 4 but let’s see how confident these guys are. Just one more game of the next two ... avoid that game 7.
Miege22: Had to start spending my own money on them haha
Jul 28, 2018 13:58:53 GMT -5
teefbe: Since Minny decided quickly on re=signs and player options are we going to move up free agency like last year or it stays on 12th?
Jul 30, 2018 16:15:50 GMT -5
Miege22: I've created a poll on the topic. Moving up FA is harder to do than the draft because it impacts everyone. If even one owner is not on board with moving it up, we'll leave it to start on the 12t
Jul 30, 2018 16:34:19 GMT -5
Cleveland Cavaliers: Are you a contender? Do you need another solid contributor for your squad on literally the cheapest deal possible? Well you're in luck, Allen Crabbe is your man! For the low cost of a 2019 draft pick that won't be high cuz you're a contender
Aug 1, 2018 12:45:56 GMT -5
Cleveland Cavaliers: This offer will only be available for like the next 8 hours or some shit so act now!
Aug 1, 2018 12:46:29 GMT -5
Cleveland Cavaliers: Also Dewayne Dedmon $250,000 ('20) available for a pick
Aug 1, 2018 15:20:04 GMT -5
HawkEye: Free Boban!!!
Oct 18, 2018 7:13:03 GMT -5
teefbe: crazy week1 matchup between me and Seattle
Oct 21, 2018 18:52:56 GMT -5
HawkEye: I won 5-4 vs Colorado by only .02% of FT%
Oct 22, 2018 7:13:22 GMT -5
HawkEye: Correction, it's .2% or .002 of FT%
Oct 22, 2018 7:21:25 GMT -5
zephyr: does anyone know when espn is going to add position eligibility?
Nov 12, 2018 17:22:43 GMT -5
Miege22: They added PG eligibility for Bryn Forbes last week. I think they just kind of do it gradually
Nov 12, 2018 19:07:31 GMT -5
zephyr: great -- thanks!
Nov 13, 2018 8:41:24 GMT -5
zephyr: landry shamet's at 21.1 mpg for the season -- does that mean toronto has to make a decision on activating him from d-league?
Nov 27, 2018 11:30:31 GMT -5
Miege22: I think we need to go a little longer on the d-league signees, all of them, this year. 20 games isnt' a huge sample size, and a few low or no minute games can drastically impact those averages.
Nov 27, 2018 11:38:06 GMT -5
Miege22: I don't think a decision needs to be made until the last week of our season.
Nov 27, 2018 11:38:18 GMT -5