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payne
07-23-2009, 05:23 PM
the title is self explanatory, i am wondering if he can, and if so, would he be a possible option.

LSMF
07-23-2009, 05:28 PM
Technically speaking the answer is yes, Josh Smith can play center. Jason Terry can play center also, JJ Barea also can play center.

Kidd Karma
07-23-2009, 05:52 PM
Can and would Josh Smith take the physical pounding every night that goes with the territory? I'm not moving Dirk to center at any cost. Dirk stays at the 4 and Smith to the 5, but Smith has to suck it up and play physical, by looking at his frame, no.

Thespiralgoeson
07-23-2009, 06:21 PM
Technically speaking the answer is yes, Josh Smith can play center. Jason Terry can play center also, JJ Barea also can play center.

+1

badfish22
07-23-2009, 06:31 PM
Technically speaking the answer is yes, Josh Smith can play center. Jason Terry can play center also, JJ Barea also can play center.

An octopus, however, can not play center

EricaLubarsky
07-23-2009, 06:34 PM
An octopus, however, can not play center

In the NBA there is no rule that an octopus cannot play, and if an octopus can play, whats to stop one from playing the center position? IF Danny Fortson can be a center, a cephalopod certainly could.

Honestly it all depends on wingspan. If the octopus had an inproportionately large wingspan, it could easily play bigger than it is.

Thespiralgoeson
07-23-2009, 06:38 PM
In the NBA there is no rule that an octopus cannot play, and if an octopus can play, whats to stop one from playing the center position?

Don't be silly, EL. If we had an octopus at center we would get KILLED on the defensive end. Sure, it might be fun to watch, but we wouldn't win any more games. Remember, defense wins championships.

badfish22
07-23-2009, 06:40 PM
I actually think an octopus would have tremendous help defense, and might make up for the shortcomings of dirk and JET.

Thespiralgoeson
07-23-2009, 06:42 PM
I actually think an octopus would have tremendous help defense, and might make up for the shortcomings of dirk and JET.

Octopi have pretty good lateral movement, sure, but not the foot speed or the upper body strength to really protect the paint. Not to mention all the rebounds we'd give up. Honestly, an octopus? Why are we even discussing this?! What nonsense!

EricaLubarsky
07-23-2009, 06:43 PM
Forget help defense. An octopus with a decent wingspan (or 4) could easily wrap up his defensive assignment, and could stick to him like glue. Thered be no way Tony Parker could bring his weak @#$$ into our paint with an octopus guarding him.

Thespiralgoeson
07-23-2009, 06:47 PM
Forget help defense. An octopus with a decent wingspan (or 4) could easily wrap up his defensive assignment, and could stick to him like glue

Maybe, but this couldn't just be any octopus. It would have to be an octopus that had the respect of the refs, otherwise it'd never get away with that kind of defense.

It's effing ridiculous people! If such an octopus even existed, there's no way it would sign for the MLE. It'd probably get near max level deal somewhere else.

Simon2
07-23-2009, 06:51 PM
Just drape one on the ring, no one will want to go near it.

EricaLubarsky
07-23-2009, 06:53 PM
The cephalopods are already taking over LA-- maybe looking to sign with the Lakers or milk the Clippers of some cash.

From the New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/07/17/science/17brfs-INVASIONOFTH_BRF.html?em

untitled
07-23-2009, 06:59 PM
This is silly. Why are we even debating this?

Eight arms (with suction cups!), camouflage, an ink sac, and the ability to squeeze by or through any pick, no matter how obtrusive? The octopus would be a force to be reckoned with, no doubt.

badfish22
07-23-2009, 07:05 PM
Honestly, an octopus? Why are we even discussing this?! What nonsense!

Because if we had J-ho, Marion and Josh Smith on the floor at the same time we would have the bbiq of a dead octopus.

You see this is what happens when you start new topics instead of posting in the off season thread.

Dirkadirkastan
07-23-2009, 07:05 PM
A lot of physical talent, yes, but I'm concerned about BBIQ.

Edit: I'm talking about the octopus.

Underdog
07-23-2009, 07:06 PM
"You must spread some Reputation around before giving it to EricaLubarsky again."

"You must spread some Reputation around before giving it to badfish22 again."

"You must spread some Reputation around before giving it to Dirkadirkastan again."

(+rep Spiral...)

(+rep Simon2...)

(+rep Untitled...)


http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h12/acidkidd/octopus.jpg
(my rep standards are at an all-time low!)

GermanDunk
07-23-2009, 07:47 PM
You must spread some Reputation around before giving it to the Krake again.

( because hes is worth more than the UnderKrake )

(( With my 3500th post i should spread some squirt around ))

CadBane
07-23-2009, 09:05 PM
I heard Marcin Gortat is really an octopus. Any chance we can sign him?

fluid.forty.one
07-23-2009, 09:28 PM
This thread went from horrible to amazing.

chumdawg
07-23-2009, 10:09 PM
Nellie once won 50 games and a first-round series with an octopus, two sea horses, a stingray, and a unicorn. So yes, it can be done.

By the way, a little bit of trivia that not everyone knows...he also actually had a turtle on the bench.

badfish22
07-23-2009, 10:17 PM
Ah yes the sea creature team of '82. The sea horses really provided a nice one-two punch, but the real go-to animal was the unicorn.

fluid.forty.one
07-23-2009, 10:43 PM
Nellie once won 50 games and a first-round series with an octopus, two sea horses, a stingray, and a unicorn. So yes, it can be done.

By the way, a little bit of trivia that not everyone knows...he also actually had a turtle on the bench.

I heard they got the stingray from the Pizmo Beach Panthers for an expiring.

Dirkadirkastan
07-24-2009, 02:55 AM
Damn, the NBA sure ain't what it used to be.

Dirkenstien
07-24-2009, 08:21 AM
As far as I know there aren't any Octopi declaring in next year's draft and considering draftees must be removed from high school for at least one year, I doubt we'll get our hands on a solid defensive minded Octopus while Dirk is still in his prime.

Flacolaco
07-24-2009, 08:57 AM
Sources inside the Mavs organization say the octopus doesn't want to play in Dallas, but that the team is close to landing OctoMom (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nadya_Suleman) instead.

DirkFTW
07-24-2009, 09:17 AM
Whoa whoa whoa... since when can octopi survive out of water? I'm all for plumbing the depths of available talent, but let's be realistic people!

My vote:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/media/images/42605000/jpg/_42605897_weekly_elephants_afp.jpg

Sure there's only one ball-handling appendage, but no one's stopping him in the paint when he builds up a head of steam. Aren't we looking for an unstoppable offensive center? Leave the defense to Stonehands Damp.

EDIT: And for those worried about the money stuff and 2010, I bet this guy would sign for peanuts!

Dirkenstien
07-24-2009, 11:01 AM
Sources inside the Mavs organization say the octopus doesn't want to play in Dallas, but that the team is close to landing OctoMom (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nadya_Suleman) instead.

I guess we were never in the Octopi race to begin with. ;(

Dirkenstien
07-24-2009, 11:03 AM
Whoa whoa whoa... since when can octopi survive out of water? I'm all for plumbing the depths of available talent, but let's be realistic people!

My vote:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/media/images/42605000/jpg/_42605897_weekly_elephants_afp.jpg

Sure there's only one ball-handling appendage, but no one's stopping him in the paint when he builds up a head of steam. Aren't we looking for an unstoppable offensive center? Leave the defense to Stonehands Damp.

EDIT: And for those worried about the money stuff and 2010, I bet this guy would sign for peanuts!

Good thinking but one of my main concerns here is what will happen when a smallish point guard drives the lane and someone yells "Mouse in the house!"?

Robillion
07-24-2009, 11:18 AM
Good thinking but one of my main concerns here is what will happen when a smallish point guard drives the lane and someone yells "Mouse in the house!"?

That's how we get him to stand up and block the rim on defense actually...

tcat075
07-24-2009, 11:31 AM
Wait, wait, wait. If Courtney Lee can wear a face mask, why can't the octopus wear a breathing mask?

Windmill360
07-24-2009, 11:38 AM
http://img89.imageshack.us/img89/7919/cthulhufinalmoyen.jpg

Looks thugish enough for me.

Underdog
07-24-2009, 11:52 AM
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_zpvkluF-N7s/SLROqrQJlFI/AAAAAAAAAPI/Crrkngsp28o/s400/cthulhu-evolution.png

DirkFTW
07-24-2009, 11:59 AM
Your preference for sea creatures has angered me! Now change your mind or all will die!

http://i215.photobucket.com/albums/cc168/mouseanony/homerganesh.jpg

tcat075
07-24-2009, 12:12 PM
http://images.cheezburger.com/completestore/2009/7/24/128929288176480766.png

Flacolaco
07-24-2009, 12:23 PM
EDIT: And for those worried about the money stuff and 2010, I bet this guy would sign for peanuts!

Booooo!

I want my rep back ;)

DirkFTW
07-24-2009, 01:03 PM
http://images.cheezburger.com/completestore/2009/7/24/128929288176480766.png

I knew this board was too serious for its own good.

badfish22
07-24-2009, 01:08 PM
http://images.cheezburger.com/completestore/2009/7/24/128929288176480766.png

Thats not enough bitching about the refs for my taste. We better pick it up...

DirkFTW
07-24-2009, 01:12 PM
Booooo!

I want my rep back ;)

No erasies!

tcat075
07-24-2009, 01:19 PM
I knew this board was too serious for its own good.

I agree...it makes you sick how much red there is. However, I tried to make this graph as realistic as possible. Come on people, MORE PENIS JOKES!!!

Underdog
07-24-2009, 01:21 PM
http://images.cheezburger.com/completestore/2009/7/24/128929288176480766.png

Any reason why Pole Vault Girl & Rick Rolls aren't in this graph?

(they have to constitute at least 5% of the posts around here!)

tcat075
07-24-2009, 02:36 PM
Alright, everyone agree that this graph better represents D-M.com?

http://images.cheezburger.com/completestore/2009/7/24/128929376915543266.png

I feel ashamed that I forgot to add the cussing thread. Its easily 8-10% of all D-M.com posts :P.

Justin Credible
07-24-2009, 03:16 PM
I guess we were never in the Octopi race to begin with. ;(

Damnit, Donnie's lazy self has ruined our chances again.

Next thing we'll hear is how Otis has signed Octo for the BAE while Donnie and Cubes were golfing.

DirkFTW
07-24-2009, 03:17 PM
I feel ashamed that I forgot to add the cussing thread. Its easily 8-10% of all D-M.com posts :P.

You're welcome.

(There are days when I feel like a lone watchman atop a tower in the emptiness of that new frontier.)

tcat075
07-24-2009, 07:14 PM
Damnit, Donnie's lazy self has ruined our chances again.

Next thing we'll hear is how Otis has signed Octo for the BAE while Donnie and Cubes were golfing.

Eh...Octo will probably go sign to a team in the Pacific league.

Justin Credible
07-24-2009, 08:53 PM
Eh...Octo will probably go sign to a team in the Pacific league.

http://instantrimshot.com/

darkwitzki
07-24-2009, 10:05 PM
I heard Mr. Zebra is perfect from the stripes..

DirkFTW
07-26-2009, 03:58 PM
The dream is dead.

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_Y3AY_UcA34A/SYyH3-kP_7I/AAAAAAAAFB0/XGsucL3Bbuc/s400/dead+elephant.jpg

mavs777
07-26-2009, 04:01 PM
Uh no he would be horrific at the 5

badfish22
07-26-2009, 04:21 PM
The dream is dead.

Are you sure about that?

http://images.dailyradar.com/media/uploads/ballhype/story_large/2008/12/04/potc_goodenv4.jpg

We brought this on ourself, GOD HELP US ALL!

Dirkenstien
07-27-2009, 11:41 AM
Are you sure about that?

http://images.dailyradar.com/media/uploads/ballhype/story_large/2008/12/04/potc_goodenv4.jpg

We brought this on ourself, GOD HELP US ALL!

Haha. I think we all unwittingly contributed to the FO bringing in the closest thing to a basketball playing octopi in existence.

tcat075
12-03-2010, 07:29 PM
This thread is really amusing.

Thespiralgoeson
12-04-2010, 12:58 AM
I think Tyson Chandler is an octopus in disguise.

tcat075
12-04-2010, 12:44 PM
I think Tyson Chandler is an octopus in disguise.

No way, man. Octopuses can't jump like Chandler can. I'd say kangeroo...you know, energy guy, always jumping around, crazy hops. Yeah, I'd definitely say kangeroo.

fluid.forty.one
12-04-2010, 01:25 PM
Glorious.

Underdog
12-04-2010, 01:38 PM
No way, man. Octopuses can't jump like Chandler can. I'd say kangeroo...you know, energy guy, always jumping around, crazy hops. Yeah, I'd definitely say kangeroo.

Nah, he's more like a bearsharktopus with hops...


http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_fdLBm6L4N30/TGCVLpyUWeI/AAAAAAAAAZE/bZqliB-yl-g/s640/bearsharktopus-30363-1253244193-27.jpg

fluid.forty.one
12-04-2010, 01:55 PM
Nah, he's more like a bearsharktopus with hops...


http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_fdLBm6L4N30/TGCVLpyUWeI/AAAAAAAAAZE/bZqliB-yl-g/s640/bearsharktopus-30363-1253244193-27.jpg

You have given out too much Reputation in the last 24 hours, try again later.

That might be the coolest picture I've ever seen.

tcat075
12-04-2010, 10:46 PM
Nah, he's more like a bearsharktopus with hops...


http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_fdLBm6L4N30/TGCVLpyUWeI/AAAAAAAAAZE/bZqliB-yl-g/s640/bearsharktopus-30363-1253244193-27.jpg

I'd seen the bearshark, but never the octupus arms. Is that a UD photoshop special?

I'd rep if I could. Its amazing.

Underdog
12-04-2010, 10:58 PM
Is that a UD photoshop special?

Nope, just a lucky find.

Heavy Jon
01-27-2011, 10:42 PM
Nice topic!
We ended up with a bearsharktopus after all, and it's been great for the team.