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Old 10-15-2013, 01:37 AM   #16
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Default Re: Is a consistent playoff team fun to root for?

Order of how I want my team to be for keeping me excited about the NBA:

1. Championship contenders
2. Playoff team with year-on-year improvement
3. Team with promising young players (eg current Hornets)
4. Team with a really exciting player of any age(eg 2006 Lakers)

Nothing inherently bad with being a perennial 6-8 seed, but if you do it without #2-#4 like the Hawks it is rough. Still not as bad as a terrible team with no good young players like Lakers last year, or a team that gets in the lottery every year and somehow doesn't come out with any promising young player like the Bobcats

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Old 10-15-2013, 01:47 AM   #17
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it's fun to root for a playoff team unless your one of these teams that has 0% chance at advancing. teams that fit this bill are usually 8th seed in the west, 6-8 seed in the East.

i had fun rooting for the heat post shaq pre lebron because wade always gave us that hope. and in the year we didnt make the playoffs there was comedy relief with Chris Quinn which ended up getting the worst record and #2 overall pick.
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Old 10-15-2013, 03:03 PM   #18
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I thought this thread was about Denver! Yet we didn't get one mention?
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Old 10-15-2013, 03:07 PM   #19
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I thought this thread was about Denver! Yet we didn't get one mention?

i thought denver had a better peak, they could have gotten to the finals in 2009, and when they had melo, he was seen as a star that could grow into a superstar, that you could win a title with.

the nuggets were/are too good to be used as an example
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Old 10-15-2013, 03:47 PM   #20
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Got it.

Being a fan long enough to remember 20 win seasons every year, I still don't like simply making the playoffs each year. But it's still better than being in the lottery every year.
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Old 10-15-2013, 03:49 PM   #21
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If you can't advance after a while and end up like the Hawks and Nuggets, no.
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Old 10-15-2013, 04:35 PM   #22
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If you can't advance after a while and end up like the Hawks and Nuggets, no.

But how is winning 20-30 games more fun?
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Old 10-15-2013, 04:57 PM   #23
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The Mavs in the Dirk era have been an interesting combination: almost always in the playoffs, and occasionally a contender. There hasn't been a "bad" season in a while.
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Old 10-15-2013, 09:38 PM   #24
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But how is winning 20-30 games more fun?

Depends on the management. If they are building a young talented core (like Cleveland) then you take a couple of bad seasons to eventually have a good team. You don't know their ceiling when things finally click. If it's the same team every year, and they can't get past a certain round, maybe it's time to blow it up and start over.

It's not more fun, but if the management is right losing will eventually lead to bigger success, but teams like the Raptors get held back because the management is terrible.
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Old 10-15-2013, 10:57 PM   #25
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did you post in the OTC about teaching english in asia a couple months ago? or am i getting you mixed up?

I believe you are thinking of "GatorKid."
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Old 10-15-2013, 11:10 PM   #26
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Against the bulls we had no hinrich but besides that we lost fair and square, against the celtics we didnt have our best player in al horford(also josh got hurt near the beginning of the series), and against the pacers we were easily the most injured team in the playoffs(still cant believe we had to put johan freakin petro as our starting center ).
Are you suggetsing the Hawks ever had a chance of making the finals?
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