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    You don't "gladly" give up anything, not even a two. You give effort to stop ANY shot that threatens your win (overtime qualifies as a threat). That's why the Cavs didn't just stand at the three point line and let Parker walk in for a layup to send it to overtime. Cavs tried to guard the two maybe more than the three, which I think is what you're saying was the problem, or the thing that NBA teams try not to do. But given the circumstances, TP hitting that layup earlier, you pick your poison and whether you pick right or wrong is often defined by the decision making and shot making skills of the other team. So if Parker or Leonard score because you picked whatever and they adjusted appropriately, "bad decision", if one of them miss the shot because we had guys nearby, "good decision". But its the Spurs' decisions that can alter the outcome as well. It's not as set in stone as you're implying, unless the entire team is on the same page with the same philosophy coming out of the timeout, which I don't know if we were. Byron Scott and the players know the answer to that.

    The frustrating part for me was, I've seen Dion step over and steal those type of passes multiple times this season and I thought he was going to do it again there. I don't think he saw Leonard, probably why he said he effed up.

    Spurs will have any team talking to themselves about what they should have done..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Brickman View Post
    Waiters is back in the top five of Thorpe's rookie rankings, ahead of both Barnes and Beal.
    He write anything on him or was it just a list?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seiklis View Post
    He write anything on him or was it just a list?
    Here ya go

    February 15, 2013

    Feb. 15: He has a chance to be a very productive player and can make the All-Star Game if he's on a winning team. His talent is special enough to warrant All-Star consideration. He should study how Paul George evolved his game to understand the best plan going forward.

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    Last edited by 3 Da Hard Way; 02-16-2013 at 12:33 AM.

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    Dion's hops in this game were impressive. He has looked more and more explosive as the season has gone on, and I hope he continues to improve upon that over his career. Dion's hops were sick for that off-the-back-board alley-oop.


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    He showed some of that Wade like athletic ability in that game.

    I think he has mastered the art of saving his athletic ability in game, it seems.

    Rising out of the ashes

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    The Dion and Kyrie held the top two plays of the day! Way to represent!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tank View Post


    The Dion and Kyrie held the top two plays of the day! Way to represent!
    Nice avatar . Dion was going ham in that video.
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    It was said earlier, but that off-the-backboard oop to Dion was incredibly impressive. To catch it one-handed and avoid hitting his head on the rim in one motion... not bad at all.

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    I dont get the hate on Dion. He seems pretty negatively percieved if the boos indicated any sort of public opinion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tornicade View Post
    I dont get the hate on Dion. He seems pretty negatively percieved if the boos indicated any sort of public opinion.
    They only did that because his dunk wasn't impressive.

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    @JasonLloydABJ: #Cavs accounted for 79pts, or 27% of pts scored tonight. "We’re on the rise,” Waiters said. “Watch out the next couple years. We’re coming"
    Dion thinking about the name on the front of the jersey. Love it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Tornicade View Post
    I dont get the hate on Dion. He seems pretty negatively percieved if the boos indicated any sort of public opinion.
    They were chanting for Parsons to dunk and Dion didn't pass the ball to him, that's why they booed. He got it right the next possession.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon View Post

    Clearly Drummond has outstanding athletic talent and can do things relative to other C's that Dion cannot do relative to other SG's. .
    Couldn't disagree more strongly. Dion has the potential to be an impact player on both ends of the floor while being a good playmaker/ballhandler at the SG position. Only a handful of shooting guards are very good in all three areas such as Kobe and Wade. Waiters can also score both inside and out, adding further to his completeness at his position. Drummond projects to be good defensively and at rebounding but is unlikely to ever be an impact player offensively. Strong defensive big man are not so rare in the league today (we have two on our roster in Varejao and TT for instance). Thus Waiters projects as more of a complete player, and having such an all around skill set for his position, actually is the more unique/rare talent.

    The Pistons got a steal at the 8th pick no doubt, and wouldn't have been a bad pick for us either, but we got what I feel will be an excellent player in Waiters and maybe, just maybe, could end up being the best player in the draft.

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    I had no idea Dion had that kind of ups. Really didn't. Just speaks to how talented he is. Raw, but very, very talented. Man, I tell ya, days like this remind me we're heading in the right direction. To see our guys Waiters, Thompson, that other guy, and to a much lesser extent Zeller looking so good out there. The future is definitely bright.
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