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Doc Rivers - "The only guy I really worry about is Bynum"

Discussion in 'NBA Dish' started by TheFreak, Aug 17, 2012.

  1. TheFreak

    TheFreak Contributing Member

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    Philly goes big with Bynum, which worries Doc Rivers (a little)

    Too bad Morey wasn't that interested.
     
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    I shudder to think the kind of leap Bynum will make with Kwame's mentorship. He will run roughshod through the league.
     
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    f*** Kwame, that dude blows
     
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    but. but.
    Kwame was Bynum's mentor. everything Bynum knows came from him.
     
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    The "let me F*** up and get benched" is def inherited
     
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    Doug apparently left out the part where Doc then added, "but the guy I'm TERRIFIED of is Donatas Motiejunas."

    Right???
     
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    Did Doug notice Doc's fingers were crossed behind his back when he said it?
     
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    I think the guy we should all be afraid of is Aaron Afflalo.
     
  11. smoothie

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    doc has a reason to worry:

    bynum
    t.young
    wright
    turner
    holiday

    everyone in that lineup is a two-way player who can hit the 3. very dangerous around bynum. they have some fire power with nick young, turner, hawes off the bench. i think they will land home court in the first round, and the team is so young they can really grow together.
     
  12. C1UTCH-C1TY

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    why should doc worry? celtics have a better lineup AND bench.

    rondo > holiday
    Lee > Turner (not too sure about this one)
    pierce > wright
    garnett > young
    bass < bynum
     
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    I think their starting 5 will be:
    Holiday
    J. Richardson
    Turner
    Hawes
    Bynum

    Bench: T. Young, N. Young, D. Wright

    The bench looks good, but they are going to have a lot of trouble scoring.
     
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    The is where Jrue Holiday has to step up and become the player many thought he would be. For the Sixers to be a real factor, he has to take control of their offense and become a better playmaker and distributor. IMO, he was disappointing last year. If he continues flatlining, it will be time for the Sixers to look elsewhere.

    OT: Holiday strikes me as a future head coach in the NBA.
     
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    ::Omer turns around::

    Just kidding.
     
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    I think he will step it up this year. Splitting time with Lou Williams, and playmaking duties with Iggy most likely hindered him. Hopefully, he will reach his potential this year b/c he's the main trigger for the offense now.
     
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    I like Holiday and want him to do well, but season 4 is coming up. No more excuses.

    The lone exception being if the entire team gets tired of listening to Doug Collins and things go south. If anyone here is a betting person, you may want to put money on this.
     
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    Only problem is garnett/pierce are about to have their wheels fall off. Maybe this year, maybe next year but it is inevitable. I think this year Boston might be better but soon after the youth is going to overwhelm them.
     
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    Hawes at 4 isn't going to happen. That's like Scola at 3.
    I agree re Richardson at 2, that's the most likely scenario.
    Turner will have to produce to stay the starter --- Richardson and Wright (as long as they are in shape) are good enough to take both wing spots and push Turner to the bench.
     
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    Bass isn't a 5. KG is their 5 now.

    Anyway, i think Doc was probably talking in terms of who KG can reasonably defend without double teams.

    For a relatively slender center like KG, Dwight may actually be easier than a behemoth like Bynum. Bynum has too much lower body strength for KG to handle in post ups.
    If you don't help, most Bynum possessions are likely to end in layups/dunks. If you do help, that opens up the shooters.
     

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