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Yeah I don't see Haywood being no more than a Mike Dunleavy Jr.
Hayward has a lot better all around game /feel for the game than Dunleavy. Just reading through this thread for the first time, only on page 2 ,but am a big NBA guy. Look forward to talkin hoops with yaull.
 

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(snickering) Hawks sign Thabo Sefalosha 3yr/$12Mil.

How is this improvement over Carroll? Maybe defensively
Don't think its neccesarily an improvement but it helps with depth and is also good defender like you said. Anytime Carroll was out last year or in foul trouble we really struggled. Besides Carroll and Korver we had really really short guards. I also like the Bazemore signing. Obviously would like someone more high profile but for the money has pretty good upside.
 

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One of the most hilarious all star weekend moments in recent memory. Bavetta totally caught Barkley off guard and got him good.

 

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Final Team USA roster

DeMarcus Cousins (Sacramento Kings)
Stephen Curry (Golden State Warriors)
Anthony Davis (New Orleans Pelicans);
DeMar DeRozan (Toronto Raptors)
Andre Drummond (Detroit Pistons)
Kenneth Faried (Denver Nuggets)
Rudy Gay (Sacramento Kings);
James Harden (Houston Rockets)
Kyrie Irving (Cleveland Cavaliers)
Mason Plumlee (Brooklyn Nets);
Derrick Rose (Chicago Bulls);
and Klay Thompson (Golden State Warriors).

Not enough shooting IMHO. Give me Lillard over Irving, but hey, the Duke is strong within you Coach K.
 

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That team will need to rely on Curry.

Him and *gasp* Harden. That's troublesome. Kinda reminding me of 2010(?) when they were relying on unproven young vets and came up short. No one on the roster has done anything in the playoffs and several of the lead guys haven't even been to the playoffs.

What happens if/when they face Spain in the gold medal game? Spain is relying on a frontcourt (Gasol x2 and Ibaka) that's better than anything the US can put out there. Plus they have several NBA vets at guard (Fernandez, Navarro, Calderon and Rubio) who'll be solid enough to present a challenge. If I had to pick I'd say Spain wins that game, especially at home.

The US is blowing people out but have shot poorly from 3 and the FT line (I'm sure Plumlee over Korver/Parsons and Irving over Lillard are helping there). If they are in any close games it's not automatic that they'll pull it out.
 

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Ghost of Billy Knight's kettle corn continues to rattle around. Maybe this will happen if you're lucky.

 

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People need to understand what the meaning of the term "racist" is. Based on what I heard, it may have been inappropriate and even prejudicial, but it wasn't racist. I didn't read the email, so I can't be sure.

Definition:
rac·ist
ˈrāsist/
noun
  1. 1.a person who believes that a particular race is superior to another.
    synonyms:racial igot, racialist, xenophobe, chauvinist, supremacist More
adjective
  1. 1. having or showing the belief that a particular race is superior to another.
    "we are investigating complaints about racist abuse at the club"
 

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Okay,

I read the email. Although he doesn't necessarily make any racist remarks, per se, he does show a great deal of prejudice and insensitivity. His comments are insulting to both the white and black communities of Atlanta and are stereotyping. His comments are indicative of what you would hear from the mouth of a racist, so I amend my previous comment.

I think these were insensitive, inflammatory comments from either a very ignorant person (unlikely) or someone with at least racist tendancies. If that was sent to me, I'd think the guy a bigot.
 
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