Dwight Coward Discussion

Re: Dwight Coward Discussion

Postby puffyusaf#2 on Fri Mar 14, 2014 2:55 pm

He has never improved his game and it shows. I would not be surprised to see Hou bounced in the 1st round of the playoffs. Harden may be better this time around but Dwight has proven time and time again that he does not have balls to man up when it matters. He is still pretty damn great defensively especially with help blocking but offensively his game is no better than Kwame Brown with the exception Dwight can catch the ball.
For what it's worth, the Lakers also clinched the Pacific Division, an achievement Bryant dismissed by saying "We don't hang divisions." No, only the big NBA championship banners are considered wall-worthy for the Lakers.
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Re: Dwight Coward Discussion

Postby abeer3 on Sat Mar 15, 2014 5:04 am

they'll win a round with home court advantage. hell, the way things are shaping up, they get SA (whom they own for some reason) and Portland in the first two rounds, which would delight them. I don't think they can take either the clips or the thunder, though. I think gs or Memphis could give them major problems, too, if they ended up drawing them. looks like they might be getting lucky, though. lots can happen between now and late april, though. well, not howard developing better hands.
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Re: Dwight Coward Discussion

Postby LTLakerFan on Thu Apr 03, 2014 7:57 am

Sooooo it's down to the wire for this juglar's knot of a team to get their best playoff position and not get taken out in the 1st round. And Superman to step up and play "hurt" like Kobe did last months of the season last year dragging Clown's a** into the playoffs after his act earlier put us in that position.

Just how severe, am curious from anyone who's aware, is his ankle tweak?
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Re: Dwight Coward Discussion

Postby Doc Brown on Thu Apr 03, 2014 8:09 am

He doesn't have an ankle tweak. He had a cyst removed from his ankle.
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Re: Dwight Coward Discussion

Postby LTLakerFan on Thu Apr 03, 2014 8:25 am

Got it. Thanks. Probably "Docs' " orders on that.
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Re: Dwight Coward Discussion

Postby abeer3 on Thu Apr 03, 2014 5:02 pm

per my comment above, I think Houston wants the 4 seed, so they probably advised howard to sit. they think they can take SA (and, sadly, I think they're right), and they'll dominate Portland in a 7-game series with harden's fts.

if I were them, I'd want to stay right where I am.
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Re: Dwight Coward Discussion

Postby XXIV on Thu Apr 03, 2014 5:58 pm

What's their H2H record against SA this season?
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Re: Dwight Coward Discussion

Postby puffyusaf#2 on Thu Apr 03, 2014 9:22 pm

abeer3 wrote:per my comment above, I think Houston wants the 4 seed, so they probably advised howard to sit. they think they can take SA (and, sadly, I think they're right), and they'll dominate Portland in a 7-game series with harden's fts.

if I were them, I'd want to stay right where I am.

you honestly believe Hou can take SAS in 7 game series? I can sort of understand the Portland thing cause Port is unproven but not the Spurs. If I'm Hou I don't want to play the Spurs or OKC. I'd settle for Por but wouldn't bet any money on getting out of the 1st round.
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Re: Dwight Coward Discussion

Postby Barnstable on Thu Apr 03, 2014 11:06 pm

puffyusaf#2 wrote:
abeer3 wrote:per my comment above, I think Houston wants the 4 seed, so they probably advised howard to sit. they think they can take SA (and, sadly, I think they're right), and they'll dominate Portland in a 7-game series with harden's fts.

if I were them, I'd want to stay right where I am.

you honestly believe Hou can take SAS in 7 game series? I can sort of understand the Portland thing cause Port is unproven but not the Spurs. If I'm Hou I don't want to play the Spurs or OKC. I'd settle for Por but wouldn't bet any money on getting out of the 1st round.


Hou needs to hope they can stay away from SA at all costs. I don't know about their head to head record, but SA will destroy them in the playoffs IMO.
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Re: Dwight Coward Discussion

Postby LTLakerFan on Thu Apr 03, 2014 11:11 pm

^^^ that would be 2 years in a row for Clown. Can only hope.
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Re: Dwight Coward Discussion

Postby V.V.V.V.V. on Thu Apr 03, 2014 11:37 pm

Houston is fools gold in the playoffs. They will miss Beverly in the postseason, but the rest of us won't. Especially Westbrook. :man12:
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Re: Dwight Coward Discussion

Postby abeer3 on Mon Apr 14, 2014 5:13 am

XXIV wrote:What's their H2H record against SA this season?


3-0. some teams are just bad matchups for others (see mavs vs gs in 2007). I really think they sat howard longer because they wanted to avoid the possibility of having to play both lac and okc in the playoffs. it's also wise for them to avoid gs and Memphis as lower seeds. basically, they've got their best possible draws right now.

and Beverly's not hurt anymore, which is a shame, as he's a giant douche.
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Re: Dwight Coward Discussion

Postby V.V.V.V.V. on Mon Apr 14, 2014 9:51 am

That is a shame.
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Re: Dwight Coward Discussion

Postby 432J on Tue Apr 15, 2014 3:27 pm

there is no way houston can take san antonio in a 7 game series

regular season record doesn't mean anything
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Re: Dwight Coward Discussion

Postby abeer3 on Tue Apr 15, 2014 4:32 pm

we'll see. I hope so; Houston disgusts me.
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Re: Dwight Coward Discussion

Postby kenzo on Tue Apr 15, 2014 11:54 pm

abeer3 wrote:we'll see. I hope so; Houston disgusts me.

QFT. But they did the right thing by "choosing" SA.
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Re: Dwight Coward Discussion

Postby wcsoldier81 on Wed Apr 16, 2014 7:16 am

The only team I don't see SAS beating in the West is OKC .
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Re: Dwight Coward Discussion

Postby Rooscooter on Wed Apr 16, 2014 10:37 am

Don't underestimate the power of coaching in the playoffs. 3-0 to SA is meaningless in the regular season with Pop.

If SA is healthy they will be the favorites IMHO in the West.

If Doc can continue to get Paul to not dominate the ball as much in close games then the Clips might have a chance. Doc's influence is noticeable and other players are initiating their offense making them more difficult to defend.
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Re: Dwight Coward Discussion

Postby pound4pound1 on Mon Apr 21, 2014 9:54 am

still hasn't won a playoff game since leaving Orlando
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Re: Dwight Coward Discussion

Postby trodgers on Mon Apr 21, 2014 4:15 pm

pound4pound1 wrote:still hasn't won a playoff game since leaving Orlando

I'd like to demonstrate something in numbers. Here's what happens when a franchise builds around you to maximize your skills and disguise your weaknesses.

Dwight bolts from Orlando.
This is after building from two sub .500 seasons to a first playoff berth.
Then from borderline playoffs to a series win.
Then to a Finals appearance.
Then to a 10-4 record in the playoffs.
Then a "bad" year of 51-27, 2-4 in the playoffs.
Dwight walked away from a team that had won 167 games, lost 72 in the regular season over three years and won 26 of 45 games in the playoffs during that span.

His teams are since 90-57 in the regular season and 0-5 in the playoffs. He's an ingrate - and a bit of an imbecile.
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Re: Dwight Coward Discussion

Postby puffyusaf#2 on Mon Apr 21, 2014 4:32 pm

Dwight is a complementary player 100%. He can put up the numbers but does not have the "it" factor to take a team that isn't specifically catered to his play anywhere far. His Orl teams were, like Trodge pointed out, set up perfectly for him. He got to LA and had a chance to play to his strengths with the pick and roll as well as next to a great passing big man but he didn't want that and bolted. Hou is fools gold and will always be fools gold. Harden is a 2nd tier (maybe top tier to some) star getting superstar treatment which he earned playing 6th man behind KD and Westbrook Howard was a fool to leave and an even bigger fool to leave LA hoping Hou would be able to build a Champion.
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Re: Dwight Coward Discussion

Postby abeer3 on Mon Apr 21, 2014 4:39 pm

I think Dwight needs to be surrounded by a VERY specific cast. if he is, he can win big. I don't think Houston has it, and I wonder if they'll be able to cobble it together before he drops another level (he's already dropped one, imo, since the back surgery).

of course, even with the right cast, howard has to accept who he is, and he still hasn't quite done that. he's a rich man's Tyson chandler (which is basically what kobe said a while back that insulted him so much). this isn't a bad thing, really. but he's not a post up guy.
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Re: Dwight Coward Discussion

Postby trodgers on Mon Apr 21, 2014 5:29 pm

Rich man's Chandler doesn't sound wrong at all.
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Re: Dwight Coward Discussion

Postby pound4pound1 on Mon Apr 21, 2014 5:32 pm

trodgers wrote:Rich man's Chandler doesn't sound wrong at all.



for Chandler, who doesn't have any diva in him, maybe
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Re: Dwight Coward Discussion

Postby LooN3y on Mon Apr 21, 2014 11:32 pm

regular season series matchups doesnt matter, when you know basically know who the better team is in the playoffs (i assume this is the same thing as a better team).

We know san antonio is a better team than houston, they have more experience, chemistry, and composure.

howards 09 magic swept us in the regular season series and we killed them in the finals that year.

not sure why anyones bringing up regular season matchups concerning san antonio thats been dominate throughout the past decade and this houston team.

i think it would be more relevant in the case of younger teams that have less experience and havent been tested yet.


but teams like san antonio, our recent championship laker teams,

they dont play the same in the playoffs as they do in regular season games (they play harder, smarter, and wittier). we're laker fans man we should know! the real season doesnt begin till the playoffs!

the times when we were top of the west and can literally be on cruise control sometimes during the regular season seems so long ago. these were 2 damn long seasons
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