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  1. #921
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    Quote Originally Posted by lotusland View Post
    I think good JJ said it
    Smart man that JJ!

  2. #922
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    Quote Originally Posted by flyingdutchdevil View Post
    I think the team is actually fairly easy to understand. Elite offense, horrific defense. Passes the eye test, stats, etc. They are the 6th best team offensively (2nd in the last month alone) and 28th best team defensively (out of 30).

    I hate to say it, but the issue with defense is mainly on Ingram and Zion. Adams is a very good defensive player; as is Lonzo. Bledsoe was 2nd team All-Defense last year. That's three starters with significantly "better than average" defensive chops. The bench isn't great, but Hart is a solid defender. Alexander-Walker is not good. Redick has become a disaster on D (at this point in his career, he has no mobility). There are defensive pieces, but at the very minimum, Ingram needs to be "okay" (and graduate from "bad") and Zion needs to be "bad" (and graduate from "turn-style Trae Young-bad defense").
    I think this is spot on. Ingram with his length should be a better defender. He reminds me of Kevin Durant in a lot of ways and Durant improved his defense greatly, IMHO. Not sure what's up with Zion. He shows flashes where he's playing decent D but it needs to be more consistent. He's actually short for an NBA PF.

    A lot of times when the Pels lose, I'll look at the box score and see where someone took and missed a bunch of shots (3s). Earlier in the season, it was Ball but he has been shooting well of late. Last night Ingram was 1 for 10 from 4 and Bledsoe was 4 of 10. That's a lot of missed shots...I mean 1 for 10 is really bad. Speaking of Bledsoe, I don't see him as a great fit on this team and I think they need a "3 and D" guy playing the 2. Wish JJ could play better D, he'd be what they need.

    I have to admit, I still just love watching Zion play. He's just fun to watch. And man, is he effective when he sets a screen. He's still only 20, has gotten better this year and can get even better in the future!

  3. #923
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    Quote Originally Posted by elvis14 View Post
    Last night Ingram was 1 for 10 from 4
    Well, there's your problem. Those 4-pointers are just out of his range.

  4. Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Rosenrosen View Post
    Love Ingram but he blew it on that last play after the Pels stole the ball on the inbounds. Down three, 4 seconds left... and he drives the lane? Ugh.
    No doubt. But none of those guys wanted to shoot the three (Hart, then Ball, then Ingram). Ball had the best look of the three of them, but passed up a shot he could have gotten off. Still, none of that excuses Ingram driving into traffic.

  5. #925
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dukehk View Post
    Still fuming about the michigan state game.

    We should have been a final four team.
    We should have won the National Championship. Period.
    Ozzie, your paradigm of optimism!

    Go To Hell carolina, Go To Hell!
    9F 9F 9F
    http://www.EGLEW.com


  6. #926
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    Quote Originally Posted by OZZIE4DUKE View Post
    We should have won the National Championship. Period.
    Yea that team was well positioned to win it all.

    Can't factor in variables like "refs swallowing whistles on bear hugs" though.

  7. #927
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    Quote Originally Posted by FerryFor50 View Post
    Yea that team was well positioned to win it all.

    Can't factor in variables like "refs swallowing whistles on bear hugs" though.
    Or another team playing better that game.

  8. #928
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bay Area Duke Fan View Post
    Or another team playing better that game.
    I don't think "MSU playing better" and "refs swallowing whistles" are mutually exclusive here.

  9. #929
    Quote Originally Posted by UrinalCake View Post
    I thought it was a Thanos joke too. It's amazing how quickly Zion has developed into a superstar. I thought he'd be good, but I didn't think he'd be this good this fast.
    He is getting in much better shape. That has helped a lot. He is a unique human. I saw a video of Myles Garrett (Google it) playing basketball. Just imagine him and Zion coming at you on the break.

  10. #930
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    Feb 2007
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    Quote Originally Posted by dukelifer View Post
    He is getting in much better shape. That has helped a lot. He is a unique human. I saw a video of Myles Garrett (Google it) playing basketball. Just imagine him and Zion coming at you on the break.
    Don't let Garrett grab any helmets.

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