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    How did Andre Drummond fall to number 9 in the draft? There are going to be some teams kicking themselves for not calling his name on draft night. He was the second, maybe even best, player available.
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    He's been good, but I'd still take Davis, Lillard, and Kidd-Gilchrist over him.

    Biggest bust?

    Thomas Robinson's been bad, but Austin Rivers might be having the worst season a rookie has ever experienced. He's struggling shooting, can't pass, doesn't rebound, won't play defense, bricks free throws, and found a way to concuss teammate Anthony Davis and keep him out five games.
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    Quote Originally Posted by texasdave View Post
    How did Andre Drummond fall to number 9 in the draft? There are going to be some teams kicking themselves for not calling his name on draft night. He was the second, maybe even best, player available.
    I've agreed with you all along regarding Drummond.

    Granted, as things stand today:

    * Lillard is the rookie of the year, so far.

    * Believe it or not, Kidd-Gilchrist's numbers so far are comparable to that of James Worthy's rookie year, with Kidd - Gilchrist a better outside shooter - his supposed weakness - than Worthy was for much of his career.

    * Davis and Rivers should both benefit from the return of Eric Gordon. In such case, Rivers should be more comfortable in a reserve/ sixth man role.

    Finally, here's an interesting tidbit from an ESPN Chad Ford chat.

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    With the way Drummond is playing, dispelling the work ethic issues, can he be better than A. Davis? Seems with his size and athletic ability the D. Howard comparisons are spot on.

    Chad Ford
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    Howard was his comp last year. Coming into last season he was the only player scouts thought could knock Anthony Davis off the No. 1 pick spot. He didn't really play up to it at UConn ... but after watching him for half of season in Detroit -- it is looking like the right comp. If he is going to keep up this learning curve and play hard all of the time, he has a chance to be better than Davis because he has more physical tools. And ... Drummond has now passed Davis as the rookie with the highest PER in the league.
    http://espn.go.com/sportsnation/chat/_/id/46598
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    Re: 2012-2013 NBA Season

    Pretty pumped to head down to Dallas next week for work..

    College roommate hooked me up with one of his season tickets...


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    If you see Cuban, tell him he's a bum for not going to meet with Deron Williams in person.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WMR View Post
    If you see Cuban, tell him he's a bum for not going to meet with Deron Williams in person.
    With the way Deron has been playing, Mark might have done the right thing.
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    Check out what CP3 did to Kobe last night.

    http://www.sbnation.com/2013/1/5/383...ers/in/3600773
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chip R View Post
    Check out what CP3 did to Kobe last night.

    http://www.sbnation.com/2013/1/5/383...ers/in/3600773
    Lots of people have been doing that to Bryant this season.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrap Irony View Post
    Lots of people have been doing that to Bryant this season.

    No defense in Laker-Land.
    Yeah, but that was a pretty sick move, no matter who it was against.
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    True.

    Is Chris Paul the MVP so far this season?

    I'd argue that LeBron James has had the better season, but I could hear an argument for the former Demon Deacon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrap Irony View Post
    True.

    Is Chris Paul the MVP so far this season?

    I'd argue that LeBron James has had the better season, but I could hear an argument for the former Demon Deacon.
    He is great, but he only plays 33 minutes a game on the deepest team in basketball (and that is without Grant Hill and Chaucncey making any contributions). The MVP is between LeBron and Durant.
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    Actually got to see the Twolves win in person:


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    Re: 2012-2013 NBA Season

    As All Star Weekend commences, Here are some NBA questions to ponder:

    *What big name, if any, will be dealt by next Thursday's trading deadline?

    *Will Derrick Rose return this season, let alone make an impact?

    *Following recent deals with Cleveland and Toronto, are the Grizzlies any better or worse than before the aforementioned deals?

    *Based on current standings, what team, if any, that currently qualifies for the playoffs is most likely to fall out of playoff contention by season's end?

    *The inverse of the above question.

    *Once Danny Granger returns to the Pacers, should he (Granger) be placed in the role of sixth man?

    *Can the Clippers - a franchise that once traded away for peanuts (among others) 30 ppg. scorer Lloyd (World B.) Free, a young Tom Chambers, a young Terry Cummings and the draft rights to Byron Scott - actually win the Championship?

    * Will the World end if the Clippers actually win it all?
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    Re: 2012-2013 NBA Season

    Really, I only have two questions about the NBA.

    1) Can the Spurs turn their regular season success into postseason success? They haven't been able to do it the last three or four years.

    2) Can anyone in the East actually compete with Miami in the playoffs?

    Everything else is window dressing.
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    1) If the Lakers don't make the playoffs, will they be considered the most disappointing team in the history of the game?

    2) How delicious is the irony that said Laker team sucks?
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