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laugh.gif Was anybody else surprised when you heard that Tyler Johnson isn't 100% white?
Lmao he's not? What is he?

Apparently he's mixed. His teammates call him "beige" laugh.gif
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laugh.gif Was anybody else surprised when you heard that Tyler Johnson isn't 100% white?
Lmao he's not? What is he?

Apparently he's mixed. His teammates call him "beige" laugh.gif

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Caramel chocolate sounds fitting laugh.gif
post #1053 of 2814
They calling him Dirty Sprite laugh.gif
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Also fitting given his handles laugh.gif
post #1055 of 2814
November 11, 2015


November 11, 2015


November 13, 2015



A lot of people are not talking about the Heat outside of Miami, but real recognize real... Don't sleep.

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post #1056 of 2814
That's fine by ne! Let's keep improving while staying under the radar!
post #1057 of 2814
Miami Heat excelling with defense

By Ethan J. Skolnick
eskolnick@miamiherald.com


Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)



Sometimes, coaches compliment an opponent merely to avoid controversy — get in some generic praise, get to the next question. And sometimes, coaches volunteer a more specific statistic or observation that suggests they really do admire the other side.

Such was the case Thursday morning, following the Jazz’s shootaround in Miami. Quin Snyder, orchestrator of a defensive revival in Utah, dropped this line about the Heat: “They’re one of the best defensive teams in the league, if not the best.”

Then, that night — during a 92-91 Heat win — Snyder received unwelcome validation for his viewpoint. The Heat had 11 blocks, setting a franchise record with at least five each of the first nine games for the first time, and held the Jazz to 38.2 percent shooting, the fourth time Miami has held an opponent below 40 percent, with none shooting better than 45.3.

In doing so, the Heat made Snyder’s statement a self-fulfilling prophecy. Miami surged to first in defensive rating, ahead of the Spurs, Warriors and Jazz, allowing just 93.5 points per 100 possessions, according to the NBA’s official stats site. That, incidentally, would be better than any Heat team in history, better than rugged squads anchored by Alonzo Mourning, better than ultra-athletic outfits featuring prime LeBron James and Dwyane Wade, much better than the championship team backstopped by Shaquille O’Neal.

And here’s the thing: Miami wasn’t supposed to be stifling.

Not so soon. Not in light of the age of the starting wings. Not with Goran Dragic’s limitations on that end. Not with Amar’e Stoudemire and Gerald Green expected to be rotation staples. Not with a reliance on one or two rookies to immediately act like seasoned stalwarts.

So, is coach Erik Spoelstra surprised it has come together so quickly?

“I don’t know,” he said. “It’s what’s required, that’s what I do know. It’s absolutely required. If we want to accomplish what we want to accomplish. There’s a lot of veteran, talented proven teams. You have to be able to defend. It’s still early, but we’re building habits, there’s no question.”

It’s not just that the Heat is holding opponents to 40.9 percent from the field, best in the NBA, 3.7 percentage points below opponents’ overall percentages, also best. It’s the way the numbers break down. Miami has been especially resistant in the two regions that matter most: behind the arc and near the rim.

The Heat has corrected a recurring recent problem by rising to second in the NBA in three-point field-goal percentage against (29.3), holding teams 5.3 percentage points below their overall behind-the-arc accuracy.

Near the rim? Miami is fifth in the league in field-goal percentage within six feet, a testament to the presence of Hassan Whiteside and a more physical Chris Bosh, whether they’re working in tandem or separately. Opponents are shooting 4.9 percentage points worse than their overall percentage when guarded by Whiteside, who leads the league in blocks, and 1.3 percentage points worse when guarded by Bosh. Nor has it hurt that each has cleaned the glass, preventing easy second shots. They rank third and fifth in the NBA in defensive rebounds per game, at 8.9 and 8.4, respectively; according to SportVU, Whiteside is grabbing a higher rate of the “available” rebounds than Andre Drummond, and Chris Bosh grabbing a higher rate than Kevin Love.


The perimeter work has been better than expected, too, in part because Justise Winslow is better than any rookie has a right to be. Opponents are shooting just 39.9 percent overall — and 27.3 from three-point range — with Winslow on the floor. Players guarded by him are shooting just 20 percent from deep.

So what’s happening? Partly, it’s personnel and, although the recently traded Mario Chalmers was defending well, the Heat likely won’t dip much, if any, with Tyler Johnson and Josh Richardson getting more minutes. Partly, it’s a credit to Spoelstra’s rotations and strategy adjustments.

Toward the end of the Big 3 era, and extending into last season, Miami’s blitzing tendencies began to backfire, as the Heat was left scrambling out to shooters, particularly when opponents “short-rolled” to create an extra pass. Plus, as Luol Deng noted, with the injuries and turnover, “it was hard to stay consistent.” Deng added that, “with the great defensive teams I’ve played on,” the system has always fit personnel. And we did a lot this year, in order to fit, knowing that Hassan is back there,” Deng said.

He said the Heat is not “showing” aggressively as much, unless smaller players (like Deng or Winslow or Josh McRoberts) are serving as the pick-and-roll big.

“Those kind of things really help our personnel,” Deng said.

Plus, Spoelstra using more personnel has kept players fresher late. Miami has gotten stingier as games have progressed, holding opponents to 37.7 percent second-half shooting. If the Heat becomes stingier as the season progresses, no compliment will seem too crazy.

http://www.miamiherald.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/ethan-j-skolnick/article44824128.html
post #1058 of 2814
Maaan. We really can make some noise in the post season man.
post #1059 of 2814
When's or next game? Seems like we have hella days off
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When's or next game? Seems like we have hella days off


I know you're new here. The next game is placed on the thread title. ALSO, for your convenience, there's a schedule on the OP that I update regularly.

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ALSO, 29 pts for RIO nerd.gif
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post #1061 of 2814

rio drops 29 soon as he gets to their team. like i said, rio never put forth effort with us. SO glad hes gone. i cant wait for a month to pass so he can get comfortable and go back to his usual self. and it does feel like we have hella time off.

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post #1062 of 2814
Finally game day today fellas, hopefully our boys come out focused and not feeling the rust of a week or so off! pimp.gif
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HEAT FAMILY CHECK IN TIME!!!
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I like it...I LOVE IT!!! Goran Tragic attacking the rack!!!
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post #1065 of 2814
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TRIPLE DOUBLE FOR @youngwhiteside !!! SO FAR 17 PTs , 13 RBs , 10 BLKS !!!!!!!!
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post #1066 of 2814
Turnovers and FTs killed us.

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post #1067 of 2814
Smdh
post #1068 of 2814
41 points in the 4th for the timberwolves
16 missed freethrows
23 turnovers
13 points from the bench


Hopefully we don't see another performance like that this season mean.gif
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All those TO's sick.gif
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All those TO's sick.gif

Yeah it was hard to watch.

Other then Deng and Whiteside, we had absolutely no business being in this game. Wade-Dragic-Bosh combined for 15/39 38%. Even though it was Gerald Greens first game back I think he should've got more minutes. The high uptempo pace the timberwolves have, fits his style of play.
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Turnovers killed us. On to the next.

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post #1072 of 2814

Was at the game, those TO's killed us man 

post #1073 of 2814
Heat = inconsistent
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post #1074 of 2814

This man whiteside is generational talent. Something special. The next check he get from us gonna be gigantic.

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This man whiteside is generational talent. Something special. The next check he get from us gonna be gigantic.

 

He will probably get that Anthony Davis type contract.

 

Only way we will excel in the postseason is if Dragic starts to play like he did in PHX. I know its an adjustment for him to play alongside Wade, who is also ball dominant. But Dragic and coaching staff need to figure out how to use him more efficiently. So far, that contract is looking suspect

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Yea I'm starting to think it'd be smarter using cap space to lock up Whiteside long term than gambling on the FA market next summer.

Dude is special...
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He will probably get that Anthony Davis type contract.

 

Only way we will excel in the postseason is if Dragic starts to play like he did in PHX. I know its an adjustment for him to play alongside Wade, who is also ball dominant. But Dragic and coaching staff need to figure out how to use him more efficiently. So far, that contract is looking suspect

 

i been said dragic aint worth it. certain others tried to tell me otherwise. all hype. no delivery.

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i been said dragic aint worth it. certain others tried to tell me otherwise. all hype. no delivery.
You do realize we've played 10 games right? The guy was just third team all NBA his last full season with one team. Matter a fact he just had 16 and 9 the first night his family finally moved into town laugh.gif what else you expect?
Edited by imlive365 - 11/18/15 at 7:02pm

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I seriously don't think we need to go all out and sign Dragic to some insane max contract. He's not a player that's going to take us deep into the playoffs.

He's a good player but not much of a difference maker. I'd rather the Heat resign Wade, trade Chalmers and McBob for better up and coming talent. Plus we need to use our draft pick very wisely this year and draft proven talent that we could develop into a future star.

Go all out for 2016 and don't let Dragic interfere with a pool of players like Kawhi, Durant, Westbrook, and Whiteside.



Excuse me as I quote myself back in May...
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You do realize we've played 10 games right? The guy was just third team all NBA his last full season with one team. Matter a fact he just had 16 and 9 the first night his family finally moved into town laugh.gif what else you expect?


I think what a lot of us see is a player getting $85 mil over 5 years $17 mil a season and he's only averaging:

11 points a game
4 assists a game
25% at the 3 point line
3 TO's a game

Hell! Chalmers did those numbers on his off nights and he only gets $4.5 mil a year. Matter of fact, since Chalmers has been on the Grizz he's averaging 18points a game and had 29 points in a winning effort against the Thunder two nights ago.

You don't want a player with a contract like Dragic to impede the signings of; a) Whiteside, b) Durant, c) Winslow in 3 years.

Remember, the Suns easily got rid of him for a reason...
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