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  1. #1661
    Quote Originally Posted by sagegrouse View Post
    Agree. I am sick and tired of hearing about Stan Van Gundy in the Dukies in the NBA thread. Let's find another whipping horse. What about Harrison Barnes?
    As long as he isnít named.

  2. Quote Originally Posted by lotusland View Post
    As long as he isnít named.
    The OG Black Falcon. He should sue Disney.

  3. #1663
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    If you enjoy talking about Dukies in the NBA, you should listen to the latest DBR podcast starting at the 16 minute mark where we go in depth on Frank Jackson, Jayson Tatum, and then Zion Williamson (with a heavy, heavy dose of eye-popping Zion stats): https://cms.megaphone.fm/channel/duk...=VMP3633516811

    Hat tip to Sam who says Zion is "some kind of cross between Grant Hill and Shaquille O'Neal."
    I don't know what you are doing right now, but if you aren't listening to the DBR Podcast, you're doing it wrong.

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    Looked at current NBA scoring stats (5/5/21) and 3 of top 10 scorers in league are Duke products

    8. Kyrie Irving 27.0 ppg
    9. Zion Williamson 27.0 ppg
    10. Jayson Tatum 26.5 ppg

    https://www.espn.com/nba/stats/playe...oints/dir/desc

  5. #1665
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    Quote Originally Posted by roywhite View Post
    Looked at current NBA scoring stats (5/5/21) and 3 of top 10 scorers in league are Duke products

    8. Kyrie Irving 27.0 ppg
    9. Zion Williamson 27.0 ppg
    10. Jayson Tatum 26.5 ppg

    https://www.espn.com/nba/stats/playe...oints/dir/desc
    Which, if any, of these guys will make an All-NBA team this year? It is a really tough year to project because several of the big stars who typically dominate these teams have had injury-filled years that really cloud their candidacy. I mean, Lebron has missed 20 games, AD has missed more than half the season, Harden and KD aren't even going to appear in 40 games, Jimmy Butler has missed almost 20 games, Embiid has missed almost 20 games... it has been a tough year.

    So, I will guess at the following guys for the All-NBA teams:

    I think Curry, Giannis, Jokic, and Lillard are all gonna make the first team. We need one more forward on the team (the All-NBA teams go by positions). I think it could be Tatum or Zion or maybe Julius Randle, but I think it will be Lebron, merely because everyone things they are supposed to vote for Lebron. Zion and Tatum may be hurt a bit by each of their teams performing worse than expected. Still, I think they both make one of the three All-NBA teams, just not sure which one.

    There are 4 guards on the second and third team. I think Beal, Westbrook, and Luka have to be in three of those four spots. The last spot goes to either Trae, Chris Paul, or Donovan Mitchell. Is Devin Booker in the mix? Kyrie is close, but some folks will mark him down for a couple weird absences during the year and so I think he misses.

    I already named all the forwards but one. I think the last forward is either Kawhi or Domantis Sabonis. On reputation, maybe Paul George is in the conversation, but I don't think his play has been up to snuff. Harden and KD simply missed too many games, I think.

    We need 2 more centers. One of them is Embiid. The third is probably Clint Capella, but I could be convinced to pick Rudy Gobert.

    So, there you have it... anyone want to debate me on this? Who did I leave out?
    I don't know what you are doing right now, but if you aren't listening to the DBR Podcast, you're doing it wrong.

  6. #1666
    Quote Originally Posted by JasonEvans View Post
    Who did I leave out?
    Fritz Lang and Peter Lorre.

  7. Quote Originally Posted by JasonEvans View Post
    Which, if any, of these guys will make an All-NBA team this year? It is a really tough year to project because several of the big stars who typically dominate these teams have had injury-filled years that really cloud their candidacy. I mean, Lebron has missed 20 games, AD has missed more than half the season, Harden and KD aren't even going to appear in 40 games, Jimmy Butler has missed almost 20 games, Embiid has missed almost 20 games... it has been a tough year.

    So, I will guess at the following guys for the All-NBA teams:

    I think Curry, Giannis, Jokic, and Lillard are all gonna make the first team. We need one more forward on the team (the All-NBA teams go by positions). I think it could be Tatum or Zion or maybe Julius Randle, but I think it will be Lebron, merely because everyone things they are supposed to vote for Lebron. Zion and Tatum may be hurt a bit by each of their teams performing worse than expected. Still, I think they both make one of the three All-NBA teams, just not sure which one.

    There are 4 guards on the second and third team. I think Beal, Westbrook, and Luka have to be in three of those four spots. The last spot goes to either Trae, Chris Paul, or Donovan Mitchell. Is Devin Booker in the mix? Kyrie is close, but some folks will mark him down for a couple weird absences during the year and so I think he misses.

    I already named all the forwards but one. I think the last forward is either Kawhi or Domantis Sabonis. On reputation, maybe Paul George is in the conversation, but I don't think his play has been up to snuff. Harden and KD simply missed too many games, I think.

    We need 2 more centers. One of them is Embiid. The third is probably Clint Capella, but I could be convinced to pick Rudy Gobert.

    So, there you have it... anyone want to debate me on this? Who did I leave out?
    I'm not sure Westbrook will make it -- he's averaging a triple double, sure, but he's still inefficient scoring-wise and the Wizards are terrible. It seems like we've seen the same script too many times on Westbrook; big stats that don't translate to exceptional team success. My guess is he will get punished this year.

    I would put Chris Paul way ahead of him. Phoenix went from missing the playoffs to be in the running for best record, and a lot of people are giving CP3 the credit.

    Definitely Gobert over Capella. If you look at all the advanced stats, Gobert is an elite player and the Jazz are having an amazing regular season.

    With how much MVP talk Embiid is getting, I don't think he'll fall that far.

    Here's how I would predict the all-NBA teams:

    First Team
    PG: Curry
    SG: Doncic
    SF: LeBron
    PF: Giannis
    C: Joker

    Second Team
    PG: Paul
    SG: Lillard
    SF: Kawhi
    PF: Embiid
    C: Gobert

    Third Team
    PG: Kyrie
    SG: Beal
    SF: Butler
    PF: Zion
    C: Randle

    You could make an argument for Tatum over Butler, and Mitchell or Booker over Beal. I gave it to Butler due to his track record, and Beal as he's the leading scorer in the league.

    I think Kyrie will make it just because the Nets are a contender and Kyrie is the team's representative...plus he also has great individual stats.

    I put Doncic on the first team instead of Lillard because Dallas has had a better season. You could also argue Doncic won with a lesser supporting cast.

    If the world is fair, you'd put Kawhi over LeBron in the first team but I agree with Jason that the voting world has been conditioned to vote for LeBron.

    Warriors and Pelicans haven't been great this season, but both Curry and Williamson are having historic seasons.

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