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  • iblastoff
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    Puffer wrote: View Post
    Surprise of the playoffs so far for me. No idea he would be this impactful. I mean, we all knew he was good. But this good? Come on, really? Who has the balls to say they expected this?
    me! i've said siakam is the best player on this team for a while now.

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  • Puffer
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    Surprise of the playoffs so far for me. No idea he would be this impactful. I mean, we all knew he was good. But this good? Come on, really? Who has the balls to say they expected this?

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  • Raptor Jesus
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    He Stay

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  • 007
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    So far this series Pascal is averaging 24/10/3 on 55/30/100 splits

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  • bertarapsfan
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    KeonClark wrote: View Post

    Well, I dont have the numbers in front of me (shout out danh) but I haven't seen many guys figure out how to stop siakam 1 on 1 yet
    Id say Blake did the best job on him of anyone this season. Quick and mobile but still strong. Gordon kinda has that make-up although they primarly used issac on pascal when we played. I think the reason blake roasted him tho was that he was attacking him on offense wearing him down on both ends of the floor. could be a strategy magic use. But if their going to play heavily though gordon i think well take that over fournier open 3s and vuvevic post ups.

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  • KeonClark
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    A.I wrote: View Post

    I think Siakam needs to not iso as much in the half court, doesn't work well against Isaac's length. Transition buckets and hopefully his 3s continue to fall.
    Well, I dont have the numbers in front of me (shout out danh) but I haven't seen many guys figure out how to stop siakam 1 on 1 yet

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  • A.I
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    inthepaint wrote: View Post

    I think the main hurdle was Isaac (though Gordon switched on to him fairly often). I think he'll have a good series, but it might be in the sense that his gravity will keep their good defenders occupied, while our backcourt (and Gasol) are free to do their damage. Orlando has trouble defending guards, this could be a series where we could see a high impact from Lowry/Green/FVV.

    That said, playoffs are full of adjustments and counter-adjustments, so things could look quite different from the reg season games against them.
    I think Siakam needs to not iso as much in the half court, doesn't work well against Isaac's length. Transition buckets and hopefully his 3s continue to fall.

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  • inthepaint
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    Puffer wrote: View Post
    Going to be interesting to see how Pascal deals with Gordon in this series. You have to think there has been some serious video studying going on. Will Pascal come up with some wrinkles to improve his effectiveness in this matchup? And I wonder what Nurse and crew have provided in the way of offensive plays to help Spicy P out.
    I think the main hurdle was Isaac (though Gordon switched on to him fairly often). I think he'll have a good series, but it might be in the sense that his gravity will keep their good defenders occupied, while our backcourt (and Gasol) are free to do their damage. Orlando has trouble defending guards, this could be a series where we could see a high impact from Lowry/Green/FVV.

    That said, playoffs are full of adjustments and counter-adjustments, so things could look quite different from the reg season games against them.

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  • Maury
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    Puffer wrote: View Post
    Going to be interesting to see how Pascal deals with Gordon in this series. You have to think there has been some serious video studying going on. Will Pascal come up with some wrinkles to improve his effectiveness in this matchup? And I wonder what Nurse and crew have provided in the way of offensive plays to help Spicy P out.
    Isaac will probably defend Pascal while Gordon will defend Kawhi. Pick and roll will solve this. Gordon at least is too big to be able to fight through the screens. If he goes under Kawhi will shoot every time. If they switch obviously that creates a lot of problems for them whether it's a big posting up on a small or a blow by on the perimiter. I think for this series at least Kawhi should probably reign in the iso's. Gordon is basically the perfect matchup for him because of his strength.

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  • Puffer
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    Going to be interesting to see how Pascal deals with Gordon in this series. You have to think there has been some serious video studying going on. Will Pascal come up with some wrinkles to improve his effectiveness in this matchup? And I wonder what Nurse and crew have provided in the way of offensive plays to help Spicy P out.

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  • Rudy Bargnani
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    I'm a podcast junkie, just listened to the Lowe Post, Zac and Bontemps were talking All NBA Selections.

    Bontemps is considering Pascal for 3rd team All NBA. (He excluded AD and Lebron due to games missed and controversy.) That's a bit much in my view but man, this kid may get some All NBA votes. He's going to be a max guy.

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  • Zak24gege
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    S.R. wrote: View Post

    I think they give Bud COY and Giannis MVP. There are definitely several COY candidates but finishing 1st seed overall is huge when it comes after making a bit leap like Milwaukee just did. These awards are often some variation of "Most Improved," the voters like to see a dramatic change from the previous season to the current one (most true for COY and EOY).
    Tend to agree with 'big change' arguement. With Bud the results speak for themselves. Giannis is amazing. Great game last night vs Philly. Old George Hill came through!

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  • iblastoff
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    bertarapsfan wrote: View Post

    Idk i think Giannis is the MVP. He makes his team so much better then Harden IMO. Harden is having a historic scoring season but giannis is also putting up numbers we havent seen since shaq. Plus i think it going to be hard for voters to give Harden back to back MVP. Mcmillian would be a good COY but i think id vote for Malone. He took the Nuggets from outside the playoffs last year to going head to head with the warriors for first and they might even have a chance to knock them off in postseason.
    nope. picked up giannis for my fantasy and he failed me miserably aka basically didn't even play when it was fantasy playoff time!

    BOOOO-URNS!!!

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  • S.R.
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    bertarapsfan wrote: View Post
    Doc rivers, Nate Mcmillian, Bud and Mike Malone all have legitimate COY cases. Lets debate that instead. Pascal is obviously MIP and Cameroon & Canada should riot if he doesn't win
    I think they give Bud COY and Giannis MVP. There are definitely several COY candidates but finishing 1st seed overall is huge when it comes after making a bit leap like Milwaukee just did. These awards are often some variation of "Most Improved," the voters like to see a dramatic change from the previous season to the current one (most true for COY and EOY).

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