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Would Kentucky make the playoffs in the NBA Eastern Conference?

Discussion in 'Colorado Basketball Message Board' started by Buffnik, Mar 26, 2015.

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Is Kentucky an NBA playoff team in the East?

  1. Yes

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  2. No

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  1. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    It's been said by Larry Brown and other coaches.

    I have thought "maybe" but I'm becoming more and more of a believer. The Celtics are sitting at the 8-seed right now and I think this Kentucky team would roll them.
     
  2. sliderNcider

    sliderNcider MacLovin Club Member

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    hokiehead Gobbler on the Mountain Club Member

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    No. they might beat the 76ers in a best of five, but over the course of an NBA season I don't believe they'd be in the top 70%, much less the top 50%.
     
  4. Creebuzz

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    They'd be lucky to win 15 games.
     
  5. bombay

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    They'd be lucky to win one game. It's a different level. It's like the Russians in the Olympics before 1972 when they finally broke through against the USA.
     
  7. buff4bcs1985

    buff4bcs1985 Hail to the King

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    they didnt break through... they were gifted through... US got screwed
     
  8. TDforTD

    TDforTD Banned BANNED Club Member

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    They'd beat Philly and NY if it counted in the standings and draft position lol.

    But nah, I would take the pro team every time.
     
  9. TimmyDUBs

    TimmyDUBs Dirty haole Club Member

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    Any way to have Kentucky actually play an nba team?
     
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  10. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    You guys remember Isaiah Thomas II at Washington? He was Boston's leading scorer before getting hurt. Jeff Green's their best player. He was a nice player at Georgetown but wasn't a superstar.

    Kentucky is playing 9 McDonald's All-Americans. 6 guys returned from last year's team who could have gone to the NBA but decided to come back. They have more talent and more height than most NBA teams. The only things that might hold them back are outside shooting and physical strength. I think they've got enough to overcome that to be better than the glut of crap in the East.
     
  11. FLounder

    FLounder The Buffs will rise again! Club Member

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    Kentucky would have the secnd tallest team in the NBA, only behind Portland. Kentucky with Cal could make an 8 seed
     
  12. AeroBuff99

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    Hell no, NBA is 82 games, year round conditioning, at least twice the amount of practice and film study. Not to mention across the board strength and maturity advantages.
     
  13. TDforTD

    TDforTD Banned BANNED Club Member

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    You gotta keep in mind that the strength and conditioning and depth of NBA teams is a massive difference. All of the Kentucky players are great amateur talents, but they still look college doughy. I think the 08 Heat lineup that consisted of Daequan Cook, Chris Quinn, Kasib Powell, Earl Barron, and other scrubs could definitely be upset. But even Jordan McRae couldn't make the 76ers lineup and he was a 6'5" two time all sec player who would be a dominant guard in that Kentucky system.
     
  14. sliderNcider

    sliderNcider MacLovin Club Member

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    The next time I agree with you will be the first time
     
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    SBG Formerly known as EFNMB Club Member Junta Member

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    How many of the UK guys will be on an NBA roster for 5 years? Every person in the NBA has proved themselves or else they wouldn't have a job. The UK team shows tremendous talent, but would fold when they lost the first 12 out of 13 or whatever. The mental aspect of the game cannot be understated.

    They aren't used to playing so many games (rookies tend to get gassed towards the end of the year). Still have the strength issue.

    Guys in the NBA play against vets every day, UK plays against lesser competition and rookies on their own team.

    That said I think they win it all. Impressive
     
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    No. Not even close and it's laughable to me
     
  18. BuffLuKe

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    Not a chance in hell imho. Reminds me years back when they were saying the U could beat an NFL team, uhh no they couldn't have. Interesting question though. If they could beat anybody, it would probably be the Knicks. They should of let the Knicks in the NCAA tourney, that would've been some entertainment especially if they didn't win it lol.
     
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    I guess you'd have to ask yourself, "Would the New York Nicks win the NCAA Championship?"
     
  20. SECOBuffsFan

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    No....men against boys
     
  21. Goose

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    I realize this year's Kentucky team is better than last year's, but I just want to point out that Kentucky's second best player last season (James Young) is currently on that Celtics team and is getting next to no playing time. It's a whole other beast. The NBA guys roll them.
     
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    My first reaction is no, there's no way. But when Larry Brown who has won both an NBA and an NCAA championship as a coach says they could, it makes me wonder.
     
  23. Highlander

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    This is about the equivalent of saying Alabama could make the NFL playoffs in football.
     
  24. Ruckus

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    Big difference between the two. All five starters and one or two other guys can make the NBA, which is about 50% of the team. No way Bama can put 22 starters and another 22 non-starters into the NFL.
     
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  25. TSchekler

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    Of the 7-8 Kentucky players that will eventually go to the NBA, chances are that maybe 1 of them will be any sort of difference maker or even solid starter for their respective team. The rest will be JAGs or fizzle out over a few years. Zero chance they make the playoff against proven NBA starters.
     
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    Goose Hoops Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    Not sure if you're responding to Nik's original question, or the comment above yours, but I agree with you on both.
     
  28. BuffLuKe

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    I don't even think they are the best college basketball team I've seen. This year, no question.
     
  29. sackman

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    It's an interesting question. While I believe the difference between the NBA and college is less pronounced in basketball than it is in football, I still think the rigors of an 82 game season would wear down even the best college hoops team.
     
  30. TSchekler

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    How do you disagree with my comment?
     

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