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Old 06-23-2011, 02:54 PM   #61 (permalink)
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Championships aren't guaranteed on any team as proven this year with Miami.

You look at the confidence that big men play with offensively when they're running alongside Nash. He makes the game easy for them and he puts complete trust in them to take shots.

What we saw from Bargnani offensively in that game against the Heat last year where he played with passion lighting up Bosh, we will see that skill on display, almost nightly with Nash feeding him the ball.

Nash/Bargs will be lights out offensivley. The young gunz are pretty good on both ends of the court, and they have confidence competing against all the young "up and coming" teams in the NBA. When you look at how they performed against teams like OKC, I think we're alot closer than people think in terms of competing in the playoffs. Nash brings us to that level immediately.


From what I've read, the team doesn't plan on coddling Bargnani this year and it's going to be sink or swim, if Casey can show Bargnani how to become reliable on defense and perhaps even use his athleticism to make some plays on that end, we would have one hell of a squad with Nash at the point.
And it has been pointed out that there's no way PHO would trade Nash to a rebuilding team because after all he's done for them they're going to deal him to a team that'll give him one final shot at the playoffs so what's the point of this?
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Old 06-23-2011, 02:59 PM   #62 (permalink)
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Here is your old post. You can tell me if I'm misinterpreting you.



I think you're right that they were softer in the past, especially if you mean mentally. But in one sentence you say they have strong defenders at every position. And you mentioned the defenders after talking about changing the culture of the team. And the prior discussion had focussed on defense.

So I said I thought you were missing the point "to a degree", because it seemed to me that you were suggesting that this culture change brought better defense as well as toughness.

I think the better defense point is debatable, and that's why I said "personally". I'm not convinced this Mavs team was necessarily a better defensive squad. They were a better basketball team.

Sorry if that's not the way your post was meant to be interpreted.
oh you're just being nit-picky to my poor word choice to clarify, i meant by cuban changing the mavs culture was by shaking the soft label and adding players known to hustle and play physical.
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oh you're just being nit-picky to my poor word choice to clarify, i meant by cuban changing the mavs culture was by shaking the soft label and adding players known to hustle and play physical.
I said I was sorry, if that's the case.

But, seriously, I did think you were referring to defense as well as toughness.

Anyways, let's just hope Casey's presence has some kind of positive impact on the Raps.
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