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Old 02-24-2011, 10:33 AM   #33
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Default Re: 1st Knick win with Melo

Originally Posted by knickscity
I hope you aren't saying LeBron hasn't been to the finals as well, with much less than Dwight.

Jameer was an All-star that year, then they had Rafer Alston who was killing in the playoffs.

Pau got to the playoffs multiple times as well with no one on the team but him, and they won 50 games a season with him.
Nash and Amar'e had multiple conference final appearances which means they lost to the NBA CHAMPION.
None of those guys, even if making it to the Finals, won a game. LeBron got swept, and Grizzlies Pau was a 1-and-done guy. Even Shaq got swept when he was in Orlando, and he had Penny Hardaway.

I seriously doubt someone would deal Durant for Dwight or Rose for Dwight.

Dwight is offensively challenged, that's why he isn't always involved in the offense.

Orlando plays the same ball we do, minus the pace.

Quick shots and heavily 3pt dependent.

Dwight is a damn good center, but a top 5 player.
Have you watched him play this year? He's not Hakeem, but his offensive game is very solid. He can finish with either hand, has spin moves and counters and up-and-unders. Very much improved. He is always involved in the offense, even if he isn't scoring - defenses collapse towards him, and the rest of the team gets a wide open three. Even so, one of the Magic's biggest problems is not going to Dwight enough. When he gets the touches, he scores 30+ points while still grabbing 12+ rebounds. He needs to improve his foul shots, but he's we haven't even mentioned his defense. He's solid offensively and dominant defensively. Easily top 5. I have him at 2.
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