CJ taking it to another level

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  1. tester551

    tester551 Well-Known Member

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    No one is arguing that you dont need elite talent to win (which Jordan, Lebron, Kobe, Durrant, Duncan all are/were). They all had the ability to create their own shot, but they also all had the ability to make the right basketball read and play. They would hit the open man if the defense over-committed.
     
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  2. Natebishop3

    Natebishop3 Don't tread on me!

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    Because it’s a thread about CJ.....

    I’m nitpicking CJ in a thread about CJ and whether he has taken his game to the next level.
     
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    I already pointed out that most of the bulls game winning shots didn't come from jordan.
    I think it was overlooked. :)
     
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    Yes, it was a thread about McCollum. Doesn't mean you have to go all uber negative on him after one of the greatest wins in NBA playoff history. Without McCollum last night, we don't win the game as Lillard was virtually shut down for awhile and nobody else was hitting much and Kanter was gassed and hurting in pretty much the whole OT. For that, I say kudos to him and the team for pulling out a spectacular win. I am going to go enjoy this game with a big cheshire cat smile on my face.

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    This is wrong.
     
  6. Natebishop3

    Natebishop3 Don't tread on me!

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    Uber negative is subjective, I guess. I think any kind of criticism against CJ would be considered Uber negative in your eyes.
     
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  7. magnifier661

    magnifier661 B-A-N-A-N-A-S!

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    Not sure I follow any CJ hate. Regardless if he’s taking too many shots, he plays amazing defense for his size, plus he’s a threat. Don’t forget the BRoy days when teams would pack it on Roy and forcing it out of his hands. Without CJ, the Blazers would be down this series. End of story
     
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    please tell me it was a typo when you said CJ plays amazing defense
     
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    magnifier661 B-A-N-A-N-A-S!

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    Not a typo
     
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    At the very least he is playing average defense. And when you put average defense along with really good offense, you get a pretty damn good player. Especially last night when you considered he played 60 minutes.

    The same can be said about Kanter during these playoffs. Even Doris picked up on that.
     
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    Are you back, buddy?
     
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    What's funny is, when CJ went down in San Antonio, lots of us thought we were screwed.
    But the team continued winning at the same pace as before, without missing CJ.
    When CJ came back from injury, his shots selection was reasonable and he played within the flow of the offense. Curry, Hood, Jake ... all got shots.
    Recently, CJ has gone back to old CJ... Yes, he scores a lot, but he shoots the team out of games as well.
    CJ can do better. Terry needs to stop this nonsense. 4 assists in 60 minutes? That's embarrassing.
     
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    Constructive criticism is not "hate."
     
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    Natebishop3 Don't tread on me!

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    Hey, but 4 assists in 60 minutes is better than zero assists in 45 minutes :devilwink:
     
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    magnifier661 B-A-N-A-N-A-S!

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    Wasn’t referring to you. There were others in the thread that was using “hate.”
     
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    magnifier661 B-A-N-A-N-A-S!

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    I wouldn’t say back. Just wanted to come by for a bit.
     
  17. BonesJones

    BonesJones We got shooters.

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    I just dont see the dude having a "great game" when he had 41 points on 39 shots in 60 minutes. And this reaction is closer to nuetral than negative.

    If he had 24 points on 10-23 shooting in 36 minutes, people would say he had a solid or decent game. Thats the level of performance he had. He had very good stretces, and some poor stretches. I dont think its reflective of him taking it to "another level".
     
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    kjironman1 Hoops didn't like my other Slogan!

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    Your all over the place on this but i can see your point.
    Problem is there were way to many variables in the way the game played out last night. So i just can't agree with your take.
     
  19. kjironman1

    kjironman1 Hoops didn't like my other Slogan!

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    Point is more that he was taking and making those shots so they were collapsing on him. The reason Hood was open was because CJ had the ball and was taking a shot. Watch the video. It's plain as day.
     
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    He’s a fucking shooting guard dude god damn he’s not going to ever lead the league in dimes sorry

    Go tell Lillard to average Chris Paul assist numbers if u like that shit he’s the point guard
     

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