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[Zach Lowe] Leaves Harden off his All-NBA ballot, thoughts?

Discussion in 'NBA Dish' started by digitallinh, Apr 14, 2016.

  1. digitallinh

    digitallinh Member

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    I personally respect Lowe as an objective analyst, what are you guys thoughts on Klay/Lillard/Lowry over Harden for All-NBA? If you keep Harden, who you do remove? Klay Thompson? Lowry?

    Can't really argue with his reasoning that Portland is better than us with less talent.

     
  2. B-Bob

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    But Lillard doesn't (and couldn't) carry his team. Also his defense isn't much better than Harden's, truth be told.

    ESPN continues to beat up on us. Whatever.
     
  3. CometsWin

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    That's BS. Five point guards? Mkay.
     
  4. clos4life

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    Meh, he voted us in as a title contender. He's probably sour we made him look so bad. Plus he works for ESPN.
     
  5. digitallinh

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    Curry, Paul, and Westbrook deserve to be ahead of Harden, those are easy calls for me.

    It really comes down to Lowry/Lillard Klay Thompson.

    In a perfect world, I probably put Harden on the third team instead of Klay, and move Draymond Green to the first team as a center, even though its kind of cheating.

    Here is my ballot:

    First
    G: Curry
    G: Westbrook
    F: Kawhi
    F: Lebron
    C: Draymond Green

    Second
    G: Kyle Lowry
    G: CP3
    F: Durant
    F: Paul Millsap
    C: Deandre Jordan

    Third
    G: Lillard
    G: Harden
    F: Paul George
    F: Lamarcus Aldridge
    C: Karl Anthony Towns
     
  6. digitallinh

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    LEt's be serious here though, we deserve it ? We're 41-41 8th seed in the playoffs.
     
  7. tehG l i d e

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    Don't the advanced numbers show he is worth than Harden on defense? The raw numbers show that as well. PGs can usually get away with worst defense and it won't hurt the team as much as wing players though.
     
  8. And1redux

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    this is nonsense. Thompson has been pretty bad on defense this year.
     
  9. J Sizzle

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    All NBA is a team award, didn't you hear?
     
  10. digitallinh

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    mainly because putting up stats losing games isn't as good as putting up the same stats winning games.
     
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    3rd team. Klay Thompson? Jimmy Butler? Nah.
     
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    I would put James on over Klay for 3rd team

    My biggest problem is his center choices, no Boogie or Drummond at all?
     
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    He explains why no Cousins. He mentions Drummond, but not in depth.
     
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    I had both Boogie and Drummond on my All-NBA (and Harden over Thompson) but I can understand Lowe's reasoning.
     
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    Currys defense isn't good either.
     
  16. J Sizzle

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    Yup. Harden is the only reason the Rockets lose and Lillard is the only reason the Blazers win. You got it.
     
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    who's your MVP for this season?
     
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    No problem with it. Everyone can have an opinion. The Rockets sucked this year, and every player that Lowe picked over Harden was on a better team.
     
  20. mfastx

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    Objectively, he deserves to be on an all-NBA team, I mean look at his numbers.

    But as a fan who's pissed at how he and the Rockets played this season, **** it, leave him off. Hopefully it motivates him.
     

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