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Old 04-15-2018, 08:11 PM   #166
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OKC doesn´t look impressive at all.
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Old 04-15-2018, 08:12 PM   #167
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And?

He's had to take more shots than normal because Ingles was locked up by George in the first half quite a bit....and Mitchell hasn't been able to shake free since his hot start.

You make it sound like he's playing some terrible game.

He's playing just fine.

He can't shoot. He shouldn't be shooting
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Old 04-15-2018, 08:12 PM   #168
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Why is Rubio shooting so much? Focus on your strengths which is defense..
Because Gobert has no offensive game, so Rubio is forced to pick up the slack even though it's not his strength

They can't even give their best player the ball to make something happen, he's just simply a garbage man who only scores on put-backs or wide open dunks
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Old 04-15-2018, 08:13 PM   #169
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Well the Thunder are damn near undefeated when Westbrook takes less than 18-19 shots a game and right now he's at 14. If he gets into chuck mode then things could go downhill

But the biggest issue was that Dipo's and Westbrook's roles were redundant. When Westbrook sat down a game Dipo went off and hit a game winner.

You can't turn Dipo, a rhythm player/shooter, into a 3 & D player. It's sub optimal at best.

PG is a much better fit along with Melo because PG started his career as a 3 & D player and Melo is a decent shooter regardless.

Dipo did improve though but he practically had his worst season ever next to Westbrook and that is not an accident.

Pretty much agree with all of this.

I'm trying to point out that what the Thunder and essentially Dipo found out last year was that he isn't comfortable playing the 3/D role. He needs the ball more.

It is essentially putting a ball dominant point guard in Dipo next to another ball dominant point guard in Russ and then blaming only Russ when it doesn't work out. That isn't fair.

Not to mention Dipo was hurt off and on and just objectively shit the bed in the playoffs regardless of role.
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Old 04-15-2018, 08:13 PM   #170
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would u guys do kuzma for Mitchell trade?


Rubio for kuzma. You need a pg
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Old 04-15-2018, 08:14 PM   #171
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Rubio has 5 steals and 3 offensive boards

He's been great on offense too despite not shooting great, he's been breaking down OKC's D all night (just has no shooting help)
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Old 04-15-2018, 08:15 PM   #172
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He can't shoot. He shouldn't be shooting

Dude.

Rubio's flaws are well known.

He can't just stop shooting though. He has to take shots. He should probably have 12 or 13 shots in this game...maybe he's taken a couple shots he shouldn't have, but nothing extreme.
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Old 04-15-2018, 08:15 PM   #173
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I'm surprised Jazz aren't up by 5 or more. They are a much better team. OKC is just hot right now.
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Old 04-15-2018, 08:15 PM   #174
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Because Gobert has no offensive game, so Rubio is forced to pick up the slack even though it's not his strength

They can't even give their best player the ball to make something happen, he's just simply a garbage man who only scores on put-backs or wide open dunks

the problem is lack of shooters. With shooters the paint opens
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Old 04-15-2018, 08:17 PM   #175
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Playoff P!

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Old 04-15-2018, 08:17 PM   #176
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Now it looks like Mitchell is playing with a bunch of bums.
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Old 04-15-2018, 08:18 PM   #177
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Nice defense in this series.
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Old 04-15-2018, 08:18 PM   #178
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Dude.

Rubio's flaws are well known.

He can't just stop shooting though. He has to take shots. He should probably have 12 or 13 shots in this game...maybe he's taken a couple shots he shouldn't have, but nothing extreme.

That's the problem. He's always open. Kills them
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the problem is lack of shooters. With shooters the paint opens
They have Mitchell and Ingles tho

The problem is that Gobert only scores spoon fed dunks. He's barely better than Adams on offense, and that's the Jazz's best player

Congrats to him for shutting down OKC's 5th option scorer though, really having an impact on the game
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Old 04-15-2018, 08:19 PM   #180
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Now it looks like Mitchell is playing with a bunch of bums.

One and a coach that thinks the bum should be the focus of the offense
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