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They were good, yes health played a part, and the ferry trade.....

They just couldn't get over the hump against a couple of teams that were just too good.

Much like the Pacers and Knicks of the mid to late 90s
Probably more like the Pacers, who were really consistent and pretty damn unlucky. IMO the Knicks were never serious contenders after 94, they just kept overachieving in the playoffs.

Also a lot in common with the Portland, Seattle, Phoenix & Utah teams of the era.

Were they the first to go with the Jordan stopper? Gerald Wilkins?
Yeah they were. Didn't go well.




What really sucked for the Cavs was that they lost Daugherty and Nance to career ending injuries at the exact wrong time. In that Jordan retirement year they would have been at least as good a chance as the Knicks or Rockets to win, mainly because they'd added a lot of depth; Brandon, Hill, Mills, Phills. What should have been their bench that year ended up being good enough to get them to the playoffs for the next few years as their new starting group.

They never won a playoff series after those setbacks until the LeBron years.
 

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Probably more like the Pacers, who were really consistent and pretty damn unlucky. IMO the Knicks were never serious contenders after 94, they just kept overachieving in the playoffs.

Also a lot in common with the Portland, Seattle, Phoenix & Utah teams of the era.



Yeah they were. Didn't go well.




What really sucked for the Cavs was that they lost Daugherty and Nance to career ending injuries at the exact wrong time. In that Jordan retirement year they would have been at least as good a chance as the Knicks or Rockets to win, mainly because they'd added a lot of depth; Brandon, Hill, Mills, Phills. What should have been their bench that year ended up being good enough to get them to the playoffs for the next few years as their new starting group.

They never won a playoff series after those setbacks until the LeBron years.
damn the 90's were awesome, especially the music as proven in this vid
 

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Probably more like the Pacers, who were really consistent and pretty damn unlucky. IMO the Knicks were never serious contenders after 94, they just kept overachieving in the playoffs.

Also a lot in common with the Portland, Seattle, Phoenix & Utah teams of the era.



Yeah they were. Didn't go well.




What really sucked for the Cavs was that they lost Daugherty and Nance to career ending injuries at the exact wrong time. In that Jordan retirement year they would have been at least as good a chance as the Knicks or Rockets to win, mainly because they'd added a lot of depth; Brandon, Hill, Mills, Phills. What should have been their bench that year ended up being good enough to get them to the playoffs for the next few years as their new starting group.

They never won a playoff series after those setbacks until the LeBron years.
That Indiana team was solid, they were always probably one star short but they played deep
 

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Three games today only due to the NFL conference championships.

The Hornets fly into Indiana who own the best set of uniforms in the NBA.

Kelly Oubre brings his particular set of skills to Minny.

And finally the clippers play the Spurs.

Hmmmm.
 

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I think it's a load of shit a player can just decide he doesn't want to play and sit out like Smith.

You're literally getting paid $50k+ per game to play basketball. You should play.
 

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The whole thing is weird. All reports are the Smith is s good guy, gets along with his teammates, likes the team. The noise is that his agent or Dad is in his ear to get his 'own team. Smith and Doncic get along really well and even live in the same building.
 

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The Spurs lost at home to the Clippers who were missing Gallinari, Williams, Scott, Gortat, Boban, Mbah a Moute and Teodosic.

Wow.
 

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That Indiana team was solid, they were always probably one star short but they played deep
Indeed. They were really only a bee's wang away, lost so many Game 7's and whatnot.

The 1993-94 season was one of my all-time favourites because of how open it was, and how most of the contending teams were very even in terms of ability and roster build. You could get away with one star and a deep team back then, which is exactly how the Rockets, Knicks, Pacers etc were built.

It's kinda unfortunate that it's gone down in history as 'the non-Jordan' year, or perhaps the 'OJ Simpson' year.
 
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