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Old 11-24-2012, 10:47 AM   #16
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dwight gasol duncan.
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Old 11-24-2012, 11:08 AM   #17
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My favorite position ~ ~ C

I had started the season going like this.......

1. d12
2. Bynum
3. Monroe & Pekovic fighting for this spot.
4. D Jordan
5. David Lee - who gets ignored by everybody for some reason.

Clearly I hadn't reckoned on Varejao, who I can't seem to catch a game, and J Noah who has developed into an elite player (in spite of the fact I can't stand the chumpiness of his ways).

Not accounting for injuries etc., CBS has center "power ratings"... these guys of Teanett are all over the place but they show it like this:
1 d12
2 Varejao
3. Noah
4. David Lee
5. Marc Gasol
6. G Monroe
7. A Jefferson
8. Al Horford
9. Cousins
10. B Lopez
11. Bargnani
12. Kaman
13. B Mullins
14. Asik
15. Pekovic
16. T Chandler
17. Vucevic
18. Hibbert
19 D Jordan
20 Robin Lopez
http://www.cbssports.com/nba/playerr...egularseason/C

The matchups I want to see in this league right now are these:

D Howard - O Asik
D12 weakness: not much. Injuries.
Asik weakness: inexperience, possibly physical weakness.

N Pekovic - G Monroe
Pek weakness: passing, injuries.
Monroe weakness: tendency to overplay early and fade bad in 4q.

B Lopez - J Noah
Lopez weakness: Have not seen enough; Pekovic destroyed him
Noah weakness: can be shoved around easily, but not much. Defense can be appallingly bad for a center that plays in the NBA. Played Pek to a standoff

M Gasol - A Varejeo
haven't seen these guys this year...

D Lee - Bargnani
D Lee weakness: wants to have teammates but doesn't.
Bargnani - haven't seen but my friends say he is the real thing on a bad team. Just looking at stat line from last night, Monroe had all he could handle and that is saying a lot

we will have some clarity at the C when we have seen those answered; nobody I have seen is close to Howard since Shaq retired (although d12 won't ever be at that level though). I count Timi Dunkin as a PF otherwise clearly he's the best C of the last generation, and possibly since Hakeem.
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Old 11-24-2012, 11:15 AM   #18
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The best scoring center has been Lopez, who's also been the Nets MVP by a very very large margin. Defensively he's much better and while his rebounding is still disappointing the team's as a whole is fine on the boards which is all that matters.
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Old 11-24-2012, 11:33 AM   #19
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no Bosh? srsly? fk this thread.
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Old 11-24-2012, 11:34 AM   #20
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lol that right there is a true fact
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Old 11-24-2012, 12:06 PM   #21
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no Bosh? srsly? fk this thread.

eh. everybody knows lebron's the center for the heat.
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Old 11-24-2012, 01:07 PM   #22
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Lopez is going strong this. I have seen almost every Nets game and he is clearly impressive. He has very good post moves as well as he can hit toughest shots over defenders from mid range. His man to man defense & protecting the rim imporved a lot. Rebounding is still problem.

Probably franchise player of Nets. Deron gets all fame but Lopez carries the team both sides of the floor.

If he was black with an attitude, he would be much bigger name right now.
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Old 11-24-2012, 01:47 PM   #23
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Old 11-24-2012, 02:07 PM   #24
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My favorite position ~ ~ C

I had started the season going like this.......

1. d12
2. Bynum
3. Monroe & Pekovic fighting for this spot.
4. D Jordan
5. David Lee - who gets ignored by everybody for some reason.

Clearly I hadn't reckoned on Varejao, who I can't seem to catch a game, and J Noah who has developed into an elite player (in spite of the fact I can't stand the chumpiness of his ways).

Not accounting for injuries etc., CBS has center "power ratings"... these guys of Teanett are all over the place but they show it like this:
1 d12
2 Varejao
3. Noah
4. David Lee
5. Marc Gasol
6. G Monroe
7. A Jefferson
8. Al Horford
9. Cousins
10. B Lopez
11. Bargnani
12. Kaman
13. B Mullins
14. Asik
15. Pekovic
16. T Chandler
17. Vucevic
18. Hibbert
19 D Jordan
20 Robin Lopez
http://www.cbssports.com/nba/playerr...egularseason/C

The matchups I want to see in this league right now are these:

D Howard - O Asik
D12 weakness: not much. Injuries.
Asik weakness: inexperience, possibly physical weakness.

N Pekovic - G Monroe
Pek weakness: passing, injuries.
Monroe weakness: tendency to overplay early and fade bad in 4q.

B Lopez - J Noah
Lopez weakness: Have not seen enough; Pekovic destroyed him
Noah weakness: can be shoved around easily, but not much. Defense can be appallingly bad for a center that plays in the NBA. Played Pek to a standoff

M Gasol - A Varejeo
haven't seen these guys this year...

D Lee - Bargnani
D Lee weakness: wants to have teammates but doesn't.
Bargnani - haven't seen but my friends say he is the real thing on a bad team. Just looking at stat line from last night, Monroe had all he could handle and that is saying a lot

we will have some clarity at the C when we have seen those answered; nobody I have seen is close to Howard since Shaq retired (although d12 won't ever be at that level though). I count Timi Dunkin as a PF otherwise clearly he's the best C of the last generation, and possibly since Hakeem.
Putting Varejeo, pekovic, jordan, Noah, Lee, and cousins over Lopez is extreme disrespect. He's a more potent scorer than any center in the entire league and hes one of the best shotblockers. His man defense isnt great but his rim protection and scoring alone have so much impact on the game.

And he looks so much stronger than he did the past two years. Dude looks legitamately jacked. 7-0+ with awkwardly long length and 270 lbs to throw around.
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Tim Duncan is the best center in the league right now.

By a mile.
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Old 11-24-2012, 02:17 PM   #26
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Putting Varejeo, pekovic, jordan, Noah, Lee, and cousins over Lopez is extreme disrespect. He's a more potent scorer than any center in the entire league and hes one of the best shotblockers. His man defense isnt great but his rim protection and scoring alone have so much impact on the game.

And he looks so much stronger than he did the past two years. Dude looks legitamately jacked. 7-0+ with awkwardly long length and 270 lbs to throw around.
Yeah that's CBS sports list, not mine.... but I would like to see that cat gain some more weight, Pekovic threw him around like a medicine ball the other night
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As much as he's criticized, give Stern credit for removing the mandatory All-Star spot for centers.
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Old 11-24-2012, 02:46 PM   #28
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did you watch dwight the last few games? he's terrible right now.

2 games in a completely new system. Nice logic
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Putting Varejeo, pekovic, jordan, Noah, Lee, and cousins over Lopez is extreme disrespect. He's a more potent scorer than any center in the entire league and hes one of the best shotblockers. His man defense isnt great but his rim protection and scoring alone have so much impact on the game.

And he looks so much stronger than he did the past two years. Dude looks legitamately jacked. 7-0+ with awkwardly long length and 270 lbs to throw around.
Varejao being ahead of Lopez is "disrespect?" It is actually quite the opposite.

Varejao is getting no respect in this thread. The guy is averaging 14/14 on great efficiency and solid man and help defense and he has barely been mentioned. He also put 35/19 on Lopez in their only head to head match up. Totally outplayed him.
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2 games in a completely new system. Nice logic

well, the thread states "right now", you fukking imbecile.
you should change your title from "last nikka" to "dumbest asshole", yer dumb fukk.
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