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@KindaScottish @ThunderChick2010 Serge Ibaka out 4-6 weeks after injuring his calf while dancing in paradise. 

23 hours, 4 minutes ago on Kevin Durant No. 8 in #NBArank

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@GlendaGonzales @AlexR44 Wow, really?

1 day, 3 hours ago on Kevin Durant No. 8 in #NBArank

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Do you remember last season when the Spurs started like 1-10 against the league's top 3 teams (Thunder, Heat, Pacers)? 

1 day, 3 hours ago on Kevin Durant No. 8 in #NBArank

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I wonder if we can get an injured-player exception?

1 day, 3 hours ago on Kevin Durant No. 8 in #NBArank

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Closing Line-up:


Russ, Reggie, Dre, Perry, Ibaka

1 day, 3 hours ago on Kevin Durant No. 8 in #NBArank

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So, the depth chart goes:


PG - Russ

SG - Dre

SF - Perry

PF - Ibaka

C - Perk 


2nd unit:

PG - Telfair

SG - Reggie

SF - Lamb

PF - Collison

C - Adams


11th man - Lance Thomas


Damn, that's thin. 


I think you almost have to start Reggie and stagger the rotations from there. But, then again, it's Brooks. He ain't starting Reggie. 


1 day, 3 hours ago on Kevin Durant No. 8 in #NBArank

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@GREENE1148 @AlexR44 Really???? Every mock I see has him going Top 3. 

1 day, 4 hours ago on Kevin Durant No. 8 in #NBArank

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@FallenOSIRIS It's been rough. Hopefully there's a payoff at the end of the season. 

1 day, 4 hours ago on Kevin Durant No. 8 in #NBArank

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@RRRWHOAAAA "I need an old priest and a young priest"


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vA1Qpb-O9Us

1 day, 4 hours ago on Kevin Durant No. 8 in #NBArank

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#Tank4Mudiay!

1 day, 4 hours ago on Kevin Durant No. 8 in #NBArank

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@Sustainable Parameters I'm in a monogamous relationship. Not having to worry about STD's is one of the many benefits of being in one. 

1 day, 4 hours ago on Friday Bolts – 10.24.14

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@d21 Depending on how he passes the ball, he could be a 5x5 machine. 

2 days ago on The Side Part: Interesting

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@_justin @AlexR44  @Jooseppi  I do factor team success into this list. Those players near the top not only succeeded, but also succeeded in meaningful games throughout the season and in the playoffs. And I also factor in possible success for this season. 


Is it a perfect criteria? Of course not. But it does factor in in my book. As far as putting Blake AND Davis ahead of Love: I think Blake is a better player overall than Love. Is Love more skilled? Yes, but I think Blake puts more pressure on the defense. As far as Davis: I think he makes a leap this season and goes into the 22 points/11 boards/2.5 blocks stratosphere, while also being a mid-range killer (a la Serge). Which, would make him a more complete player as compared to Love. In the end, though, with Love in Cleveland, he could definitely be near the top of the PF list come next season. 


Do I have the numbers to back all this up? No. That's not how I watch basketball. Do metrics tell a part of the story? Yes. Do they tell the entire story? No. 


Top 10 lists are opinions meant to inspire conversation. There is no right or wrong answer in my opinion. I just enjoy the conversation and was looking for your guys' lists. 

2 days ago on The Side Part: Interesting

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@Jooseppi @AlexR44  @_justin Yeah, the Davis thing

2 days ago on The Side Part: Interesting

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@Jooseppi @AlexR44  @_justin I know he doesn't subscribe to the Love > KD analogy. I just don't see how Love is that much better than Blake. 

2 days ago on The Side Part: Interesting

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@Jooseppi @AlexR44  @_justin I don't know. I just made a list of 10 players and no one else has put up their list. 

2 days ago on The Side Part: Interesting

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@_justin @AlexR44 It seems that's the only metric you use. So, then Love > KD?

2 days ago on The Side Part: Interesting

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@_justin @AlexR44 Let me ask you this, This list - is it top 10 from last season or top 10 for this upcoming season?

2 days ago on The Side Part: Interesting

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@_justin @AlexR44 We had a questionable bench at times and still pulled out a ton of close games. 

2 days ago on The Side Part: Interesting

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@_justin @AlexR44 What are Love's shortcomings?

2 days ago on The Side Part: Interesting

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What would your list look like @_justin ?

2 days ago on The Side Part: Interesting

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@_justin @AlexR44 Well, then, I must be arguing with an astute basketball savant. 

2 days ago on The Side Part: Interesting

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@_justin @AlexR44 No, I don't have my Basketball Reference app pulled up. 

2 days, 1 hour ago on The Side Part: Interesting

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@_justin @AlexR44 Davis offers more as a player. Love is more one-dimensional. 

2 days, 1 hour ago on The Side Part: Interesting

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@_justin @AlexR44 That tends to happen when Brian Roberts and Tyreke Evans are anchoring your backcourt. 

2 days, 1 hour ago on The Side Part: Interesting

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@_justin @AlexR44 Which means they should have improved defensively. 

2 days, 1 hour ago on The Side Part: Interesting

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@_justin @AlexR44  @El Prez @d21 It's a fact

2 days, 1 hour ago on The Side Part: Interesting

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@_justin @El Prez @d21 @AlexR44 Mostly get injured

2 days, 1 hour ago on The Side Part: Interesting

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@d21 @El Prez @_justin @AlexR44  Putting the defensive onus of one player in comparison to his team is not a good standard. Case in point, Howard last season with the Rockets.

2 days, 1 hour ago on The Side Part: Interesting

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@_justin @El Prez @AlexR44   2 years in versus 8 years in. 

2 days, 1 hour ago on The Side Part: Interesting

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@_justin @AlexR44  @d21 urrmmm

2 days, 1 hour ago on The Side Part: Interesting

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@GREENE1148 @AlexR44  @d21 Lost in Tags-lation

2 days, 1 hour ago on The Side Part: Interesting

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@GREENE1148 @AlexR44  @d21 Damn tags. 

2 days, 1 hour ago on The Side Part: Interesting

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@GREENE1148 @AlexR44  @d21 I wasn't talking to you Greeny. I was talking to John Schuhmann. 

2 days, 1 hour ago on The Side Part: Interesting

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@d21 @AlexR44  @_justin I'll keep saying that Love is a "bad team superstar" until he proves me otherwise. 

2 days, 1 hour ago on The Side Part: Interesting

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@GREENE1148 @d21 But, defense wins championships

2 days, 1 hour ago on The Side Part: Interesting

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@cemitten @duhsweetness Interesting. Do you see injuries derailing Dallas and Memphis?

2 days, 1 hour ago on The Side Part: Interesting

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@Tvaddic I guess they are one in the same, right?

2 days, 1 hour ago on The Side Part: Interesting

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@_justin @AlexR44 Nah. Blake grew leaps and bounds last season, especially when Paul was out with the separated shoulder. 

2 days, 1 hour ago on The Side Part: Interesting

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So how do you see the Top 10 shaking out on the 2014 NBA Player Rankings?


1. Bron

2. KD

3. CP3

4. Blake

5. Russell

6. Anthony Davis

7. James Harden

8. Dwight Howard

9. Kevin Love

10. Paul George

2 days, 1 hour ago on The Side Part: Interesting

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@SeinfeldOKC Are you texting with your toes?

2 days, 3 hours ago on The Side Part: Interesting

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@d21 Awesome deal for the double double machine. 

2 days, 3 hours ago on The Side Part: Interesting

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@d21 1. Delonte West.


Let's present Jeremy to Gloria James. 

2 days, 3 hours ago on The Side Part: Interesting

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@Tvaddic #TankSoHard Philly

2 days, 4 hours ago on The Side Part: Interesting

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@L0rv @Perk has a lot of value Pleiss - 60/40 he comes over


Abrines - 20/80 he doesn't come over

2 days, 5 hours ago on The Side Part: Interesting

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@Perk has a lot of value The cupboards are full. 

2 days, 5 hours ago on The Side Part: Interesting

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@Jooseppi @AlexR44  @Thunder S They had him for longer than we did. Plus, Thibideau is basically Ron Adams' son. 

2 days, 21 hours ago on Lessons from preseason

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@Thunder S Do we have Ron Adams on our bench?

2 days, 21 hours ago on Lessons from preseason

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@SexyWatt @AlexR44  @ThunderChick2010 Sadly, New Orleans and Phoenix will be window shopping come April. 

2 days, 21 hours ago on Lessons from preseason

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