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On 10/2/2020 at 8:48 PM, AustinFromBoston said:

I'm not saying he's completely responsible for the Big Three only having 1 title, there were other factors like age. I'm just saying people look at that 1 championship and think he's a better coach than he actually is. He has no major accomplishments outside of the Big Three era. 

Keeping the Clippers together when a complete (expletive deleted) ran the team is a significant achievement. He probably wanted out of there just as much as most if not all of the team and kept them together. Can he improve Philadelphia? I believe so, but he's going to have to get new blood in and some of the starters may need to be swapped out too. 

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On 10/2/2020 at 1:14 PM, floydnimrod said:

Are there guys available who have won multiple NBA titles?

 

Phil Jackson but I doubt he'd want to coach anymore. Probably more team president but for a good team; his stint with the Knicks was pretty unsuccessful.  I think if Celtics picked up Leonard then Boston might be really desirable; Philly, probably not so much.

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I admire the work behind that but white text on white background? Non-linear flow? I think a list would be helpful here.

 

 

Dork Elvis (credit: dfwabel) gone from Houston! After anchoring the Rockets with Westbrook's contract! My dream is Westbrook to LA, PG to Brooklyn and parts to Houston, and that seems more possible now than ever.

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It's silly clickbait and I'm falling for it, but this is such a bad look for an NBA franchise. Melo's been gone for a decade; why be so petty?

 

 

 

 

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25 minutes ago, DG_ThenNowForever said:

It's silly clickbait and I'm falling for it, but this is such a bad look for an NBA franchise. Melo's been gone for a decade; why be so petty?

 

I have no idea how Nuggets fans view Billups, and not only does Carmelo seem like a clear choice over him, but there's at least five other guys you could put on there over him?

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22 minutes ago, floydnimrod said:

I have no idea how Nuggets fans view Billups, and not only does Carmelo seem like a clear choice over him, but there's at least five other guys you could put on there over him?

 

Seems like a push from management to ignore their most popular player of all time that immediately backfires in general response being "what about Melo?" It's Knicks-level pettiness. Or 1980s-Steinbrenner.

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Morey on the outs came as a shock to me, but I guess it's a good time to take a break, if you're so inclined to do so. Or say "sayonara!" to a mess you made, exacerbated by indefinite revenue losses. Smart guy to the very end.

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3 hours ago, DG_ThenNowForever said:

It's silly clickbait and I'm falling for it, but this is such a bad look for an NBA franchise. Melo's been gone for a decade; why be so petty?

 

 

 

 

 

And, why not David Thompson? I'd put Thompson and Anthony in the place of Billups and Van Exel.

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The Nuggets really have one of the most unmemorable histories possible, for a team that's been around that long.

 

Where's Dan Issel? Kiki Vandeweghe????

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Super dumb. It seems like they made the graphic to troll Carmelo and ended up trolling themselves.

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Eh, I mean... it's favorite player, not greatest.  And it's been a while since I've lived in Denver, but there's no way he's winning favorite player after forcing his way out.  On Twitter I see "Melo is the all-time leader in blah, blah, blah"... okay, but he got booed his first game back in Denver.  He got cheered recently when Portland visited Denver but it was still kind of luke warm.

 

I feel like Nick Van Exel's a weird choice, but Chauncey played at George Washington High School in Denver and the University of Colorado, so he was definitely a fan favorite.  Laphonso Ellis or Antonio McDyess would make more sense than Van Exel, who was in Denver at one of the low points of Nuggets basketball for just a handful of years.  I would put either of them on before I put Melo (and I like Melo).

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12 minutes ago, See Red said:

Eh, I mean... it's favorite player, not greatest.  And it's been a while since I've lived in Denver, but there's no way he's winning favorite player after forcing his way out.  On Twitter I see "Melo is the all-time leader in blah, blah, blah"... okay, but he got booed his first game back in Denver.  He got cheered recently when Portland visited Denver but it was still kind of luke warm.

 

I feel like Nick Van Exel's a weird choice, but Chauncey played at George Washington High School in Denver and the University of Colorado, so he was definitely a fan favorite.  Laphonso Ellis or Antonio McDyess would make more sense than Van Exel, who was in Denver at one of the low points of Nuggets basketball for just a handful of years.  I would put either of them on before I put Melo (and I like Melo).

 

Fair enough....but read the Twitter thread. It's all Melo.

 

Anyway, my favorite Nugget to watch was Earl Boykins.

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2 hours ago, Digby said:

The Nuggets really have one of the most unmemorable histories possible, for a team that's been around that long.

 

Where's Dan Issel? Kiki Vandeweghe????

 

 

When the most memorable moment is a first  round upset win... it's not saying much

 

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This is really interesting:

 

 

While 3 is more than 2, that midrange shot is there for anyone who can hit it. AD is a person who makes that shot reliably, which is one of the reasons (that plus his-all NBA defense and height and everything else he does) the Lakers won the Finals.

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