Wadeflash06

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  1. Wadeflash06

    2018 NBA Playoffs

    I'm betting on the better team. This is not Stevens vs LeBron. This is LeBron, a one man teamn vs the Celtics who are 10-0 at home in the playoffs thus far. I don't think It's likely he scores 40 again at all. He was gassed in game 5, and left the arena limping, according to the reports... This after playing 47 minutes? LeBron had the block in G7 of the 2016 Finals but he didn't have a splendid offensive performance from a shooting perspective.... He ran out of gas. That's the likeliest result on Sunday, imo.
  2. Wadeflash06

    2018 NBA Playoffs

    Love concussion. Jr injury. Boston's taking this on Sunday.
  3. Wadeflash06

    2018 NBA Playoffs

    Where did I say that? He was hurt in the 16 finals and David Griffinn who was the former GM of the Cavs has acknowledged this publicly too. He missed the first month of the playoffs . But that's not even the point. Yea they've be fitted from luck, but so has every great team in NBA history. You watched one team benefit from luck just four seasons ago. Have you already forgotten that?
  4. Wadeflash06

    2018 NBA Playoffs

    And Curry being hurt cost them the finals in 16. Injuries are a part of the game... it is what it is. Does Miami win the championship in 2012 if Derrick Rose doesn't tear his ACL? The Spurs in '14 if Ibaka doesn't get hurt? The Spurs in 07 if Stoudmire doesn't get suspended on a technicality...hell The Lakers won a title in '88 because Isiah Thomas sprained his ankle. Every championship team needs luck. With bad fortune, Miami could have easily gone 0-3 in the finals(and missed one in '12). That's sports. The Warriors were the GOAT regular season team in 2016 that lost a championship because their best player became mortal. Moments get stolen. Opportunities get seized. That's just sports
  5. Wadeflash06

    2018 NBA Playoffs

    They didn't respect Cleveland in '16(you could tell) and it cost them. I think this is the same case here. The turnovers, the collapse in game 4 against Houston... They've been doing this all year. Against the Pelicans they had their 26 point lead in 5 game cut to 9. The Spurs came back from double digits in game 5 to cut it before the Warriors sealed it. The Rockets just happen to be good enough to take advantage of the Warriors lulls. I agree that the Rockets have supreme confieence... They spoke all year about this Warriors team and they've backed it up, but I can't help that but think thaf a lot of this has been self inflicted. They remind me of the BIG 3 Heat during their last 2 seasons. They carried a crazy onz off switch even into the postseason and that's a big reason why they went 7 vs Indiana in 2013. Nonetheless, the Warriors are the two time champs so I don't expect them to wilt. They've had iconic wins on the road before. And I think they'll take this series on Monday on the road .
  6. Wadeflash06

    2018 NBA Playoffs

    Curry being hurt cost them the 16 finals. So it evens out
  7. Wadeflash06

    2018 NBA Playoffs

    They ARE the greatest team ever. They just screw around so much. They're still plus 15 in terms of point differential in the series. Houston's also great and when you give a great an open window like the Warriors did crazy things can happen
  8. Wadeflash06

    2018 NBA Playoffs

    The Warriors arrogance is their biggest problem. This should have done in 5, maybe 6. But they were messing around. Cleveland's really bad. They've played better but they looked hopeless against the Pacers and LeBron needed to score damn near 40 a game for them to just narrowly escape
  9. Wadeflash06

    2018 NBA Playoffs

    I'm not so sure about this. When healthy and when actually playing at 100% the Warriors are likely the greatest team we've ever seen..... context has to be take account when evaluating teams. If the Rockets were operating in a normal league, they would likely be the favorites to win the title, thus a loss in my opinion would deem their season a failure. But, I think we'd all agree they're not, as their run has coincided with what may be the league's newest dynasty. If they manage to put up a competitive fight and lose in a 6 or 7, I would refrain from calling it a failure. If they slaughtered(which is what I'm afraid will happen), failure would likely be the right word to use.
  10. Wadeflash06

    Who'll be the NBA Rookie of the Year?

    The Jazz got better when Gobert came back. After Decembern with Simmons on the floor(without Embiid) the Sixers had a positive net rating. The correlations you speak of are half true, at best
  11. Wadeflash06

    Who'll be the NBA Rookie of the Year?

    He believed that Miami would be able top stop him as a scorer in round 1.... that did not happen. He embarrassed Miami and was the best player on the floor for much of the series. Calling Simmons a super role player is laughable. In game 3 Simmons, scored 16, racked 7 assists and 8 rebounds. His playoff performances in the last 2 games for ANY other rookie would have been considered excellent. The only reason his series seems as if it has been so disappointing is precisely because of how high Simmons has set the bar. I'm a big fan of Mitchell... I believe he'll become a better player and more efficient, but Simmons vs Mitchell, right now, at this point in their careers is just not very close. Simmons is a 6'10 gazelle, a LeBron-Like passer, who is damn ear an elite onball defender at the point of attack. One can make the argument that he is already one of the 25 best players or so in the NBA. And it's not as if Donovan Mitchell is scorching the Rockets right now either... his flaws have been put full display.
  12. Wadeflash06

    2018 NBA Playoffs

    Let me rephrase this: I'm not on the side of blowing it up for teams that are actually good and have achieved sustainable success. It's the same reason why I was against the blowing up the Clippers when they had Griffin and Paul just a few years ago. I'm perfectly fine with blowing teams that finished with point differentials of 0...☺️
  13. Wadeflash06

    2018 NBA Playoffs

    I'm not one to care for the luxury tax as a fan, but if you're the owner,d on't you give a mandate to the GM to shed off some contracts at this point? Is this team really worth the investment? Bosron will get Hayward and Kyrie back next year... Tatum and Brown will improve. The Sixers will have better versions of Embiid and Simmons next year. Fultz may even return to form, after an offseason of work, and they'll have max cap space this summer... I don't the Raptors issue is just Cleveland. If we look at all their previous postseason series wins, they really have never looked impressive or dominant in the same that you'd expect a perennial 50+ win team to be. I'm honestly thinking that they should get a headstart on their rebuild. this core has maybe 2 years left. And even if you trade Lowry or Derozan, I don't see any reason why they still wouldn't be able to compete for a postseason appearance next season.
  14. Wadeflash06

    2018 NBA Playoffs

    After seeing what happened to the Cavs in round 1, I really thought the Raptors would take this series, even if I've generally been a skeptic of them over the last few years. Clearly, the Cavs likely do have some sort of mental edge of the Raptors.... but they also can't matchup with Cleveland at all. When Cleveland went small, the Raptors had no answers for them- an issue exacerbated by the fact that Ibaka had an absolutely horrific season. It's a shame that after such a great season and a "cultural reset" that they flamed out in the exact same manner as they have in previous seasons. I'm interested in seeing you guys's opinion of what they should do in the offseason? Should they try to trade Lowry or Derozan? Fire Casey? Bring back the same core. I'm usually not n the side of blowing it up, but this was such a demoralizing loss.
  15. Wadeflash06

    2018 NBA Playoffs

    When he leaves Cleveland this year, it'll be much easier for this to happen. It's a Cavs thing...