All-Star Weekend Thread
Old 02-14-2014, 12:05 AM   #1 (permalink)
landry fields forever

Administrator

 
Acie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Living in a van down by the river
Posts: 21,751
Representing:
Logo All-Star Weekend Thread








Acie is offline   Boss Key Wife Key Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2014, 12:06 AM   #2 (permalink)
a nacho hound

Senior Member
 
Toby's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: South of Portland, home of the Blazers
Posts: 5,351
Representing:
Default

All-Lillard weekend over here
Toby is offline   Boss Key Wife Key Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2014, 12:13 AM   #3 (permalink)
We going to the 'ship!

Senior Member

 
Ball Don't Lie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 11,185
Representing:
Default

I always wonder why guys like Lillard want to participate in the dunk contest when they have little chance of looking good, given the fact that most fans expect little guys like him to fail, and the odds that he comes up with a dunk that he can actually do that will get a rise out of fans is minimal, if not 0. I get why he's in the other contests because he can build his own brand from winning those, but he's going to back to square 1 if and when he underperforms in the dunk contest. Hopefully I'm wrong, but I doubt it in this case.

Ross not being in tomorrows game is terrible. He would have had at least 3-5 incredible dunks in that kind of game, plus he actually played well enough to be a participant in it.

John Wall is going to be the guy who impresses the most in the dunk contest. Hopefully the format is actually a good thing and this weekend will be a lot better than the past AS weekends. Luckily the AS game has been the bright spot the past few seasons, hopefully that continues. Last years game was highly entertaining.
Ball Don't Lie is online now   Boss Key Wife Key Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2014, 12:24 AM   #4 (permalink)
LOG
is pounding the rock!

Senior Member
 
LOG's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Toronto
Posts: 9,172
Representing:
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ball Don't Lie View Post
I always wonder why guys like Lillard want to participate in the dunk contest when they have little chance of looking good, given the fact that most fans expect little guys like him to fail, and the odds that he comes up with a dunk that he can actually do that will get a rise out of fans is minimal, if not 0. I get why he's in the other contests because he can build his own brand from winning those, but he's going to back to square 1 if and when he underperforms in the dunk contest. Hopefully I'm wrong, but I doubt it in this case.

Ross not being in tomorrows game is terrible. He would have had at least 3-5 incredible dunks in that kind of game, plus he actually played well enough to be a participant in it.

John Wall is going to be the guy who impresses the most in the dunk contest. Hopefully the format is actually a good thing and this weekend will be a lot better than the past AS weekends. Luckily the AS game has been the bright spot the past few seasons, hopefully that continues. Last years game was highly entertaining.
And Derozan in a skills challenge seems perfectly fine to you?

Last edited by LOG; 02-14-2014 at 12:47 AM.
LOG is online now   Boss Key Wife Key Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2014, 12:39 AM   #5 (permalink)
is all bout dat life

Can't knock the Hustle
 
Nites's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Vancouver
Posts: 14,675
Representing:
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ball Don't Lie View Post
I always wonder why guys like Lillard want to participate in the dunk contest when they have little chance of looking good, given the fact that most fans expect little guys like him to fail, and the odds that he comes up with a dunk that he can actually do that will get a rise out of fans is minimal, if not 0. I get why he's in the other contests because he can build his own brand from winning those, but he's going to back to square 1 if and when he underperforms in the dunk contest. Hopefully I'm wrong, but I doubt it in this case.

Ross not being in tomorrows game is terrible. He would have had at least 3-5 incredible dunks in that kind of game, plus he actually played well enough to be a participant in it.

John Wall is going to be the guy who impresses the most in the dunk contest. Hopefully the format is actually a good thing and this weekend will be a lot better than the past AS weekends. Luckily the AS game has been the bright spot the past few seasons, hopefully that continues. Last years game was highly entertaining.
In my opinion guys who are 6'7" and under look the best in dunk competitions. Mostly all the dunkers who are in TFB are 6'4" and under.
Nites is offline   Boss Key Wife Key Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2014, 07:47 AM   #6 (permalink)
LX
synapse jelly

In the Paint


 
LX's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Toronto
Posts: 28,686
Representing:
Default

I'm looking forward to Janelle Monae and Earth Wind & Fire.

Last edited by LX; 02-14-2014 at 02:36 PM.
LX is online now   Boss Key Wife Key Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2014, 08:53 AM   #7 (permalink)
60win-22lost

Member
 
TS13's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 156
Representing:
Default

DeMar DeRozan and Bill Simmons | 2014 NBA All-Star

Last edited by LX; 02-14-2014 at 05:37 PM. Reason: took the s off of https
TS13 is offline   Boss Key Wife Key Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2014, 11:51 AM   #8 (permalink)
is.....

Tai-Pan
 
m5racer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 2,903
Representing:
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by LOG View Post
And Derozan in a skills challenge seems perfectly fine to you?
I was at Wed game and Demar has improved so much in this passing department that he kinda does deserve to be there....VS ATL they shot a stat up to the big screen that was pretty surprising.

Demar was 15 assists away from passing his 2012-2013 assists total for the year (in which he played in every game)....Thats one hell of a stat considering he is not only scoring more this year then last year, but he has almost doubled his assist rate in one year. I think he was put into the contest mainly for that reason....kinda like a most improved passer of the year thus far.....

2012-2013 - PPG 18 Assists 2.5 - 204 total assists through 82 games
2013-2014 - PPG 22 Assists 3.8 - 192 total assists through 50 games

He is also 35th in assists in the league this year and is 3ed amongst SG's in assists this year

Last edited by m5racer; 02-14-2014 at 11:57 AM.
m5racer is offline   Boss Key Wife Key Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2014, 12:21 PM   #9 (permalink)
sticking to his guns... is stuck to his guns...

Senior Member

 
DanH's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Montreal, QC
Posts: 4,757
Representing:
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by m5racer View Post
I was at Wed game and Demar has improved so much in this passing department that he kinda does deserve to be there....VS ATL they shot a stat up to the big screen that was pretty surprising.

Demar was 15 assists away from passing his 2012-2013 assists total for the year (in which he played in every game)....Thats one hell of a stat considering he is not only scoring more this year then last year, but he has almost doubled his assist rate in one year. I think he was put into the contest mainly for that reason....kinda like a most improved passer of the year thus far.....

2012-2013 - PPG 18 Assists 2.5 - 204 total assists through 82 games
2013-2014 - PPG 22 Assists 3.8 - 192 total assists through 50 games

He is also 35th in assists in the league this year and is 3ed amongst SG's in assists this year
DeMar has indeed improved his passing game, but let's not go overboard here. Most of those raw stats come from his crazy minutes played and usage numbers. He's 5th in the league in MPG and 2nd among guards (slightly behind Harden). He has the 6th highest usage rate among players who play 36 minutes per game or more. And of those 22 players, he has the 12th highest assist rate (about middle of the pack).

So yes, he's improved to an acceptable level of passing, but he's not exactly a world-beater there.
DanH is online now   Boss Key Wife Key Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2014, 12:33 PM   #10 (permalink)
is praying Ross makes us forget Drummond so people stop whining

Senior Member
 
jeffb's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: YO MAMMA
Posts: 75,911
Representing:
Default

Quote:
Marc Stein ✔ @ESPNSteinLine
Just now w/our @NBAonESPNRadio team @DeMar_DeRozan says @Klow7 already on vacation but will be on "first plane" if needed as injury stand-in
.
jeffb is online now   Boss Key Wife Key Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2014, 01:24 PM   #11 (permalink)
We going to the 'ship!

Senior Member

 
Ball Don't Lie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 11,185
Representing:
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by LOG View Post
And Derozan in a skills challenge seems perfectly fine to you?
Obviously that's the most ridiculous of the selections on Saturday, but I dont really care about that compettition much so I didnt bring it up. I'd still bet Lillard is going to fail worse than Demar because people dont pay attention to the skills compettition.
Ball Don't Lie is online now   Boss Key Wife Key Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2014, 02:08 PM   #12 (permalink)
Playoffs Baby

Member
 
baigs353's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 122
Representing:
Default

Valanciunas hits half court shot

http://www.nba.com/allstar/#$/video/...nba/index.html
baigs353 is online now   Boss Key Wife Key Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2014, 03:12 PM   #13 (permalink)
LX
synapse jelly

In the Paint


 
LX's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Toronto
Posts: 28,686
Representing:
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by baigs353 View Post
Nice form. Apply some of that to the midrange jumper now.
LX is online now   Boss Key Wife Key Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2014, 03:31 PM   #14 (permalink)
Playoffs Baby

Member
 
baigs353's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 122
Representing:
Default

Well I'll be more than happy if he keeps hitting those half court shots
baigs353 is online now   Boss Key Wife Key Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2014, 06:29 PM   #15 (permalink)
Follow @raptorsforum on twitter

Senior Member

 
box92's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 6,656
Representing:
Default

Stretch Center
box92 is offline   Boss Key Wife Key Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2014, 06:33 PM   #16 (permalink)
and a 1, and a 2, and a 1,2,3,4!

Senior Member
 
pzabby's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: toronto
Posts: 6,972
Representing:
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by DanH View Post
DeMar has indeed improved his passing game, but let's not go overboard here. Most of those raw stats come from his crazy minutes played and usage numbers. He's 5th in the league in MPG and 2nd among guards (slightly behind Harden). He has the 6th highest usage rate among players who play 36 minutes per game or more. And of those 22 players, he has the 12th highest assist rate (about middle of the pack).

So yes, he's improved to an acceptable level of passing, but he's not exactly a world-beater there.
statistics don't always tell the whole truth. You're not using your eyes enough so as to support your negative outlook for the team. I like statistics, but you're going overboard to fit your own bias. I respect and like your posts but comeon, this team is doing too well for this much negativity.
pzabby is online now   Boss Key Wife Key Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2014, 06:43 PM   #17 (permalink)
LOG
is pounding the rock!

Senior Member
 
LOG's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Toronto
Posts: 9,172
Representing:
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by pzabby View Post
statistics don't always tell the whole truth. You're not using your eyes enough so as to support your negative outlook for the team. I like statistics, but you're going overboard to fit your own bias. I respect and like your posts but comeon, this team is doing too well for this much negativity.
what negativity are you talking about? No one is bashing Derozan now, do you disagree that he is not exactly Pete Maravich when it comes to skill challenge?
LOG is online now   Boss Key Wife Key Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2014, 06:51 PM   #18 (permalink)
I believe in Masai!

giant steps

 
'trane's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 16,686
Representing:
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by pzabby View Post
statistics don't always tell the whole truth. You're not using your eyes enough so as to support your negative outlook for the team. I like statistics, but you're going overboard to fit your own bias. I respect and like your posts but comeon, this team is doing too well for this much negativity.
There is no negativity there. Stats are stats and the truth is cold. If you get hot about it that is your interpretation.
'trane is online now   Boss Key Wife Key Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2014, 07:15 PM   #19 (permalink)
LX
synapse jelly

In the Paint


 
LX's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Toronto
Posts: 28,686
Representing:
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by LOG View Post
what negativity are you talking about? No one is bashing Derozan now, do you disagree that he is not exactly Pete Maravich when it comes to skill challenge?
Well he was sitting in front of pete's uniform in that Simmons video. Maybe he touched it and some magic happened.
LX is online now   Boss Key Wife Key Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2014, 07:34 PM   #20 (permalink)
whatever

Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: toronto
Posts: 9,657
Representing:
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ball Don't Lie View Post
Obviously that's the most ridiculous of the selections on Saturday, but I dont really care about that compettition much so I didnt bring it up. I'd still bet Lillard is going to fail worse than Demar because people dont pay attention to the skills compettition.
I would have said the same thing, but apparently lilard won last year. I didn't watch it last year, so I can't confirm though.
moremilk is online now   Boss Key Wife Key Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:00 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright RaptorsForum.com 2005-2011

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24