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Who Will Win it All?


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The Lakers have the best record in the league, and LeBron is still LeBron in his 17th season, a month shy of his 35th birthday. Wow.
 
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Luka playing on Cheat code right now. Kings scouts should be escorted out the building tonight
Lyja's been playing like this all season. I hate to call him a top 5 player in this league after less than 2 years in the league, but how many players are truly performing better than him?
 
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Lyja's been playing like this all season. I hate to call him a top 5 player in this league after less than 2 years in the league, but how many players are truly performing better than him?
Certainly not 5 right now, but we gotta hold off on calling him top 5 until we see how long this keeps up. If he can keep up anywhere near this level of play and lead the Mavs to the playoffs then he has a legitimate case. That said, I'm already comfortable calling him top 10. He's looking like he could be the next Larry Bird, and that is not a title I just throw around.
 

Icemmann

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That kid looks impossible to guard. His willingness to dish makes it hell for defenses to try and get help on him. If he ends up with the right teammates who can play off the ball, who can catch and shoot, and don't just stand around watching him Dallas will turn into a dynasty.
 

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That kid looks impossible to guard. His willingness to dish makes it hell for defenses to try and get help on him. If he ends up with the right teammates who can play off the ball, who can catch and shoot, and don't just stand around watching him Dallas will turn into a dynasty.
Either that or he becomes early Lebron... where his team was a bit too good, too soon to really develop in the draft.

I will say that Dallas is a much better free agent destination than Cleveland, though, and they already have a solid number two in Porzingis.
 

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Either that or he becomes early Lebron... where his team was a bit too good, too soon to really develop in the draft.

I will say that Dallas is a much better free agent destination than Cleveland, though, and they already have a solid number two in Porzingis.
Porzingis is good, but he looks uncomfortable without the ball. His shooting numbers off passes aren't too hot either. Maybe that'll change and they'll develop better chemistry.
 

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Porzingis is good, but he looks uncomfortable without the ball. His shooting numbers off passes aren't too hot either. Maybe that'll change and they'll develop better chemistry.
He's going to have to get better at scoring from the elbow. A lot better. He seems as if he's just winging it right now, when he really should be studying Kevin Durant and finding reliable spots to score from.
 
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He's going to have to get better at scoring from the elbow. A lot better. He seems as if he's just winging it right now, when he really should be studying Kevin Durant and finding reliable spots to score from.
He needs to get his lungs back, his strength back, and work on playing within the system. I think he'll be fine.
 

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He needs to get his lungs back, his strength back, and work on playing within the system. I think he'll be fine.
Sure. But he has to be alot better and more efficient than he's ever been. He's 7'3" and is shooting 43% for his career. Playing with Luca should definitely help him over time, but he's got to do the correct type of work in the gym... more high post action, more work from the midrange. KD and Dirk should be required studying for him.
 
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Sure. But he has to be alot better and more efficient than he's ever been. He's 7'3" and is shooting 43% for his career. Playing with Luca should definitely help him over time, but he's got to do the correct type of work in the gym... more high post action, more work from the midrange. KD and Dirk should be required studying for him.
I believe that with Carlisle he will. I think they have a way for him to learn from Dirk. Just a hunch. I think next season we will see his larger improvement. Doncic on the other hand...wonder what that boy's ceiling is.
 
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Certainly not 5 right now, but we gotta hold off on calling him top 5 until we see how long this keeps up. If he can keep up anywhere near this level of play and lead the Mavs to the playoffs then he has a legitimate case. That said, I'm already comfortable calling him top 10. He's looking like he could be the next Larry Bird, and that is not a title I just throw around.
I said last year that Lucahad Larry Bird" potential and @steviebruno scoffed at me. The kid is on 20 and is almost averaging a 30 point triple-double. He's definitely top 10, and as good as he is, being as young as he is, is amazing. He's already ahead of LeBron at the same age. Just make you wonder what a 25y/o Luca will be like
 

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I said last year that Lucahad Larry Bird" potential and @steviebruno scoffed at me. The kid is on 20 and is almost averaging a 30 point triple-double. He's definitely top 10, and as good as he is, being as young as he is, is amazing. He's already ahead of LeBron at the same age. Just make you wonder what a 25y/o Luca will be like
He's great, but I'd take today's numbers with a grain of salt. Russ Westbrook just averaged a 30 point triple double a couple of seasons ago. James Harden is scoring 40 a game. Lebron isn't even trying right now.

It is what it is.
 
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Icemmann

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Yeah, he's not ahead of LeBron at the same age, but he's on the same level.
He doesn't have LeBrons explosiveness and physicality. But he does have a more developed shot and broader shooting range than James did at that age. Lets just hope his body holds up and he can continue developing and evolving with the right support around him. He's already a lot of fun to watch play.