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Thread: ROUND 2: Hornets vs Knicks

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    ROUND 2: Hornets vs Knicks

    New Orleans Hornets

    PG: John Wall
    SG: Avery Bradley
    SF: Michael Beasley
    PF: Kevin Love
    C: Andrew Bogut

    Jason Terry
    OJ Mayo
    Elton Brand
    Jason Smith
    Gilbert Arenas
    Matt Barnes
    Martell Webster


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    New York Knicks

    PG Goran Dragic / Isaiah Thomas
    SG Joe Johnson / Delonte West / Gerald Green
    SF Chandler Parsons / Gerald Green/Thaddeus Young / Luc Richard Mbah a Moute
    PF Carmelo Anthony/ Thaddeus Young/Kevin Seraphin
    C Anderson Varejao / Tiago Splitter

    Quote Originally Posted by rbow. View Post
    My team will have tons of scoring through Melo, Joe, Dragic, Thad, Isaiah, Green, etc. and will play great defense. Carmelo played his best stretch of games as a PF this season and also played better D against PFs. He also causes mismatches since PFs cant stay with him, and they have to bring a wing to defend him leaving one of my wings against a slower PF. Joe will play more of the role he did in Phoenix as a spot up shooter and my #2 guy. Dragic will be setting them up and hitting all the open shots that come his way. Andy V and Parsons are 2 of the best defenders/role players in the game

    My bench is stacked and should be able to outscore any other bench in the league and play solid D. They will come in and change the pace since everyone on my bench is great running the floor. Isaiah and Tiago are 2 of the best P&R players in the league and will mesh perfectly.
    Last edited by speedyG; 06-25-2012 at 02:10 PM.

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    Again Joe is up against a tiny SG who cant defend a lick, Terry would get destroyed. And Love/Beasley definitely cant guard Melo. Beasley and Terry is a pretty bad wing pairing imo, neither one can defend at all and Beasley is just a dumb, inefficient chucker and shouldn't be a starter
    Last edited by speedyG; 06-25-2012 at 03:04 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rbow. View Post
    Again Joe is up against a tiny SG who cant defend a lick, Terry would get destroyed. And Love/Beasley definitely cant guard Melo. Beasley and Terry is a pretty bad wing pairing imo, and neither one should be a starter. Neither one can defend at all and Beasley is just a dumb, inefficient chucker
    I'll wait to see what he has to say but I really don't see anyone who can defend Joe Johnson or Melo at all on his team, Bradley on Joe maybe, but your team has room on the block where Joe can post him up. Maybe Barnes on one or both, but is that a guy you want playing heavy minutes. It'll be interesting to see what his gameplan is.

  4. #4
    Maybe he'd want to try Wall on Johnson, I don't know. As is, matchup nightmare for sure.

    The Hornets are the more talented team though.
    Last edited by BeeBall Reasons; 06-25-2012 at 07:42 AM.

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    Done, but Joe still has 6 inches and 45 pounds on him. The Hornets just don't match up well, Melo is way too quick for Love and should also have no problem posting him up since he doesn't play defense. And Love is the only reliable scorer they have in the starting lineup
    Last edited by speedyG; 06-25-2012 at 02:32 PM.

  7. #7
    I picked the Hornets. While I value Melo as an individual talent, his ability to influence wins for his teams hasn't been great throughout his career, and other than him, the Hornets are stronger (though there's a ton of youth in that hornets starting lineup.) I think that Love and Bogut would dominate in the post, Bradley could slow down/annoy johnson, and Wall would probably outplay Dragic.

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    Melo has never played on a team this good.

    Bogut doesnt have any offensive game left at all since his injuries, The only offense he has is through Love, or Beasley taking bad shots.

    Bradley is too tiny for Joe.

    Wall cant shoot at all and turns it over 4 times a game. Dragic sets his teammates up just as good as Wall and is a much better scorer
    Last edited by speedyG; 06-25-2012 at 08:12 PM.

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    My frontcourt is dominant compared to yours. I also got quickness in my starting 1 and 2 with quality shooters/defenders if needed coming off the bench.

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    The Hornets have a good bench, but the starters underwhelm me. I go with the Knicks.

    Emeka Okafor - Joe Smith - Carmelo Anthony - Manu Ginobili - Jason Williams

    Al Jefferson - James Posey - Aaron McKie - Shaun Livingston

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    Wall, Bradley, and Beasley is a terrible starting perimeter group. Beasley and Wall have been awful the last two seasons.

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    Can anyone explain why they voted for the Hornets other than b/c you hate Melo? No one explained why they voted against me last round either...

    Quote Originally Posted by WhoDatMan504 View Post
    My frontcourt is dominant compared to yours. I also got quickness in my starting 1 and 2 with quality shooters/defenders if needed coming off the bench.
    Again Bogut is purely a defensive specialist now, he's shot 47% the past 2 seasons with 12 ppg. Melo/Love is a wash. Melo is an avg defender and Love will get his like he does against everyone, but I wouldn't be surprised if Melo went for 40+ with Kevin Love trying to guard him

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    Quote Originally Posted by rbow. View Post
    Can anyone explain why they voted for the Hornets other than b/c you hate Melo? No one explained why they voted against me last round either...



    Again Bogut is purely a defensive specialist now, he's shot 47% the past 2 seasons with 12 ppg. Melo/Love is a wash. Melo is an avg defender and Love will get his like he does against everyone, but I wouldn't be surprised if Melo went for 40+ with Kevin Love trying to guard him
    I'm surprised the Knicks are losing.

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    in addition to the reasons I gave, I like the Hornets bench a bit better. It's a pretty close matchup in my eyes (and as evidenced by the voting). I'm not a Melo fan at all, but it's not hate....I just think he's not a guy that usually is a very good leader, or helps a team's win total. He scores a lot of points, but hogs the ball and takes many shots.

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    I like my bench better, perfect balance of scoring, chemistry and defense imo.

    They dont really have a PG, Green and Thad do what Mayo does much more efficiently, Mayo shot 40% the past 2 yrs

    Delonte can slow down Terry

    Arenas and Webster are scubs, Seraphin is just as good as Brand imo and Splitter>Smith

    Not to mention I have one of the best/most versatile defenders in the league (Luc) as like a 4th stringer for emergencies
    Last edited by speedyG; 06-26-2012 at 11:55 AM.

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    man still no other explanations, I have to strongly disagree w/ the result but whatever

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