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    Re: NBA Offseason Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by CyJack13 View Post
    Hell yes. Could be a huge addition for Miami. I expect the Heat to bring him along very slowly this year but he could play a huge role for them in the playoffs and allow Miami to play a slighlty less aggresive defensive style and conserve more engergy. This takes some of the sting out of losing Miller.
    Thought Oden was already 43.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Jordanj6502 View Post
    Greg Oden chose Miami, not a big surprise, and a potentially great pick up for them. Finally gives them some actual size. I am not sure I expect much of anything from him this season though.
    It's an interesting get for Miami. I do think that if he can stay healthy (big if - remember three microfracture knee surgeries in five years) he can be really valuable to them as a situational player against bigger, more physical teams like Indiana. But I don't see him being a 10-20 minute per game guy. He just doesn't fit with thier offensiver style. As we saw in the playoffs, the Heat are at their best spacing the floor with shooters and letting Lebron get to the paint for drive and kick opportunities.



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    Re: NBA Offseason Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Wesley View Post
    Thought Oden was already 43.

    43? I thought he was pushing 60 when he played at Ohio State.



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    Re: NBA Offseason Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by jbindm View Post
    It's an interesting get for Miami. I do think that if he can stay healthy (big if - remember three microfracture knee surgeries in five years) he can be really valuable to them as a situational player against bigger, more physical teams like Indiana. But I don't see him being a 10-20 minute per game guy. He just doesn't fit with thier offensiver style. As we saw in the playoffs, the Heat are at their best spacing the floor with shooters and letting Lebron get to the paint for drive and kick opportunities.
    They're not at their best playing Indiana with that style. They made Roy Hibbert look like Kareem and turned Indiana into a elite offense when they were middle of the pack all year long.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Clark View Post
    They're not at their best playing Indiana with that style. They made Roy Hibbert look like Kareem and turned Indiana into a elite offense when they were middle of the pack all year long.
    Right. I also said in my original post "he can be really valuable to them as a situational player against bigger, more physical teams like Indiana.



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    Re: NBA Offseason Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Wesley View Post
    Thought Oden was already 43.


    Is this Lebron's grandfather? lol



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    Re: NBA Offseason Thread

    Greg Oden was last seen in the year 2000 in M. Night Shyamalan's superhero film "Unbreakable."



    I'd guess the over/under on Oden's season-ending injury for 2013-2014 is about, oh, say, five weeks from now.



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    Re: NBA Offseason Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by jbindm View Post
    It's an interesting get for Miami. I do think that if he can stay healthy (big if - remember three microfracture knee surgeries in five years) he can be really valuable to them as a situational player against bigger, more physical teams like Indiana. But I don't see him being a 10-20 minute per game guy. He just doesn't fit with thier offensiver style. As we saw in the playoffs, the Heat are at their best spacing the floor with shooters and letting Lebron get to the paint for drive and kick opportunities.
    He also doesn't fit their hyper aggresive defensive style. There are very few big guys that can do what Bosh does in trapping pick and rolls that high and then getting back to cover the lane. I think Oden could potentially allow Miami to adjust their defensive style to play a more convential, conservative style against teams like Indiana. And they can find ways to fit him in on offensive, Birdman was able to get plenty of looks just by cutting to the basket, as long as Oden can actually catch the ball he'll be an offensive upgrade over Joel Anthony.



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    Re: NBA Offseason Thread

    Preseason is coming to a close this week. Opening night is Tuesday. Any updated predictions? What are people most looking forward to this season? What are your expectations?



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    Re: NBA Offseason Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Jordanj6502 View Post
    Preseason is coming to a close this week. Opening night is Tuesday. Any updated predictions? What are people most looking forward to this season? What are your expectations?

    I expect the Lakers and the Celtics to absolutely suck which I'm pretty sure hasn't happened too many times in the history of the league. (both, in the same year)

    Potential up and comers, New Orleans, Cleveland, Washington

    If Miami stays reasonably healthy they'll win again.



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    Re: NBA Offseason Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Rural View Post
    I expect the Lakers and the Celtics to absolutely suck which I'm pretty sure hasn't happened too many times in the history of the league. (both, in the same year)

    Potential up and comers, New Orleans, Cleveland, Washington

    If Miami stays reasonably healthy they'll win again.
    Add Minnesota to your up-and-comers if they manage to stay healthy for once.



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    Re: NBA Offseason Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Rural View Post
    I expect the Lakers and the Celtics to absolutely suck which I'm pretty sure hasn't happened too many times in the history of the league. (both, in the same year)

    Potential up and comers, New Orleans, Cleveland, Washington

    If Miami stays reasonably healthy they'll win again.
    There were some pretty lean years for boston and lakers in the 90's



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