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Re: NBA Discussion
« Reply #5480 on: October 11, 2018, 10:28:29 PM »
  ;D Hopefully that sky rumour is true, sounds like it could be, people saying tba’s in sky’s schedule fits with NBA tip off times so here’s hoping.
was hoping bt may make a late offer as they’ve got the jump on there but if sky broadcast the full inside the nba I will be fine with that

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Re: NBA Discussion
« Reply #5481 on: October 12, 2018, 12:53:41 AM »
I predict Kyrie and Chris Paul will miss games in the latter stages of the play offs.

Really going out on a limb there.

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Re: NBA Discussion
« Reply #5482 on: October 15, 2018, 03:30:58 PM »

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Re: NBA Discussion
« Reply #5483 on: October 15, 2018, 07:22:16 PM »
Big news about sky, made up they went for it.

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Re: NBA Discussion
« Reply #5484 on: October 16, 2018, 08:25:36 AM »
Butler will play for Wolves vs Spurs in their season opener, that game can be a good watch for all the wrong reasons.

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Re: NBA Discussion
« Reply #5485 on: October 16, 2018, 08:31:59 AM »
Cavaliers Agree To Four-Year, $45M Extension With Larry Nance Jr.

Myles Turner, Pacers Agree To Four-Year, $80M Deal

Russell Westbrook Listed As Out For Season Opener

Jamal Crawford Agrees To One-Year Deal With Suns

Clippers Trade Wesley Johnson To Pelicans For Alexis Ajinca

Daryl Morey Had Serious Talks With 76ers On GM Job

Bobby Portis, Bulls Unable To Agree To Extension

Bucks Waive Tyler Zeller

Richard Jefferson Announces Retirement From NBA

76ers Waive Cory Jefferson, Darin Johnson, Emeka Okafor

Pelicans Waive Garlon Green, Jarrett Jack

Heat Not Trying To Re-Engage Wolves On Jimmy Butler Trade

Knicks Waive And Stretch Joakim Noah

Justise Winslow Signs Three-Year, $39M Extension With Heat

LeBron James, Anthony Davis, Giannis Antetokounmpo Given Best Odds To Win 2019 NBA MVP

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Re: NBA Discussion
« Reply #5486 on: October 16, 2018, 08:43:38 AM »
Wes Johnson could be a nice under the radar addition for the Pels. Possibilities for him to average double digit points there I reckon. New Orleans will probably look to chuck up a ton of 3s now Cousins has moved on.
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Re: NBA Discussion
« Reply #5487 on: October 16, 2018, 01:44:21 PM »
Spurs should have signed Crawford, with Murray out for the season, White out for 8 weeks, we only have Mills as the PG.

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Re: NBA Discussion
« Reply #5488 on: October 16, 2018, 02:35:15 PM »
Sky going all-out with their coverage. Personally preferred it on BT as I could record entire matches, although by all accounts Sky are doing more highlights shows, catch up etc.

Looking forward to seeing Hayward tonight, Boston were so good defensively last year but they’ll be on a different level with him starting this season. Can’t be arsed to predict who’ll finish where etc. but let’s be honest Warriors are winning 3 on the bounce!

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Re: NBA Discussion
« Reply #5489 on: October 16, 2018, 05:01:52 PM »
Spurs should have signed Crawford, with Murray out for the season, White out for 8 weeks, we only have Mills as the PG.
Reports say Forbes may start.

i think you'll see ball on Demar's hand a lot of the time.

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Re: NBA Discussion
« Reply #5490 on: October 16, 2018, 05:05:20 PM »
Agree, DeRozan handled the ball a ton for the Raps.

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Re: NBA Discussion
« Reply #5491 on: October 16, 2018, 06:21:42 PM »
Agree, DeRozan handled the ball a ton for the Raps.
Really curious what type of season he will have under Pop and if they can form a 1-2 punch with Lamarcus.

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Re: NBA Discussion
« Reply #5492 on: October 16, 2018, 06:41:09 PM »
Wild predictions for next 12 months  by Zach Lowe, interesting read.

http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/24988629/zach-lowe-crazy-predictions-2018-19-nba-season

1. Giannis Antetokounmpo wins MVP and makes an All-Defense team
2. Milwaukee finishes third in the East, ahead of Philly
3. Kevin Durant signs with the Knicks
4. Kristaps Porzingis plays in 20 or fewer games
5. Four teams win 60 games
6. Kemba Walker re-signs in Charlotte
7. Khris Middleton gets almost $30 million per year
8. Nikola Jokic makes his first All-Star team
9. Denver declines its team option on Paul Millsap and re-signs him for less
10. Al Horford does his version of the same thing
11. Marc Gasol opts out and leaves Memphis
12. Denver hosts a first-round playoff series
13. Anthony Davis wins Defensive Player of the Year
14. New York trades Courtney Lee
15. Sacramento does not receive a first-round pick for renting its space
16. Boston receives two of three possible extra first-round picks
17. Portland and Washington implode
18. The Lakers to hold their cards into the summer
19. Terry Rozier wins Sixth Man of the Year (and stays the season)
20. Boston does not trade Rozier during the season
21. Trading Marcus Morris seems like a fait accompli
22. Malcolm Brogdon turns down the Josh Richardson extension
23. Spencer Dinwiddie turns down an extension
24. Kawhi Leonard (maybe) signs with the (maybe) Clippers
25. Cleveland trades Kevin Love and Kyle Korver
26. George Hill and JR Smith are guaranteed only $4.87 million combined in 2019-20, but will earn $33.7 million this season. Why not peddle those deals in exchange for dead contracts that run longer than those attached to Hill and Smith -- plus a first-round pick?
27. Orlando trades Nikola Vucevic but keeps Aaron Gordon
28. The never-ending decline in offensive rebounding continues
29. The Clippers trade two of Lou Williams, Tobias Harris, Patrick Beverley and Avery Bradley
30. Utah re-signs Ricky Rubio
31. Golden State becomes the first team with two 50/40/90 players
32. Phoenix trades for Tyus Jones
33. Willy Hernangomez supplants Frank Kaminsky as Charlotte's backup center
34. The eight East playoff teams are - Boston, Toronto, Milwaukee, Philadelphia, Indiana, Miami, Washington, Detroit
35. The eight West playoff teams if Minnesota trades Butler - Golden State, Houston, Oklahoma City, Utah, Denver, Lakers, New Orleans, Portland
36. The eight West playoff teams if Minnesota keeps Butler/everyone doesn't murder each other - Golden State, Houston, Oklahoma City, Utah, Denver, Lakers, New Orleans, Minnesota
37. And the winner is ... Golden State over Boston in 6

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Re: NBA Discussion
« Reply #5493 on: October 16, 2018, 07:07:39 PM »
Zach Lowe can get fcked for not picking SA to make the playoffs. I mean come on. A team with both DeRozan and Aldridge won't make the playoffs?


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Re: NBA Discussion
« Reply #5494 on: October 16, 2018, 07:11:01 PM »
If the Raps are the second seed in the east I would be downright astonished.

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Re: NBA Discussion
« Reply #5495 on: October 16, 2018, 07:52:13 PM »
Zach Lowe can get fcked for not picking SA to make the playoffs. I mean come on. A team with both DeRozan and Aldridge won't make the playoffs?
Spurs are better than Lakers, my bold prediction is that Lakers miss playoffs

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« Reply #5496 on: October 16, 2018, 07:59:38 PM »
Spurs are better than Lakers, my bold prediction is that Lakers miss playoffs

Nah Lebron is too good for them to miss out on the playoffs.

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Re: NBA Discussion
« Reply #5497 on: October 16, 2018, 08:10:39 PM »
Spurs are better than Lakers, my bold prediction is that Lakers miss playoffs
Nah one or two of Minnesota, Denver, Pelicans more likely.

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Re: NBA Discussion
« Reply #5498 on: October 16, 2018, 08:11:56 PM »
Davis and Towns are 2 of my favourite players in the league, so I hope they make the playoffs for that reason alone. Denver are okay too.

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« Reply #5499 on: October 16, 2018, 08:50:18 PM »
Nah Lebron is too good for them to miss out on the playoffs.
I should of said my crazy prediction as obviously because of Lebron it won't happen but them missing the playoffs is more likely than the Spurs.

Spurs will always be a playoff team under Pop, also DeRozan is my dark horse candidate for MVP I think he's going to have an amazing season.

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Re: NBA Discussion
« Reply #5500 on: October 17, 2018, 12:41:01 AM »
Opening night!

This video is epic! A mashup of players past & present playing together.

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Re: NBA Discussion
« Reply #5501 on: October 17, 2018, 04:06:42 AM »
Just for the record, that Warriors ring ceremony was for 2018-2019 season ;)

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« Reply #5502 on: October 17, 2018, 08:21:27 AM »
I’m into basketball - went to Boston, became a Celtics fan through watching a game. But I’m still pretty unclear on the leagues/process of drafts, etc. Anywhere that can improve my general understanding?
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« Reply #5503 on: October 17, 2018, 08:45:22 AM »
That Rozier block on Embiid, nearly a foot smaller than him  ;D

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Re: NBA Discussion
« Reply #5504 on: October 17, 2018, 01:29:30 PM »
Shaq,Kenny,Chuck and Ernie are the best thing in TV, ever :D

I've miss them more than the NBA

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« Reply #5505 on: October 17, 2018, 01:31:45 PM »
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« Reply #5506 on: October 17, 2018, 01:32:54 PM »
I’m into basketball - went to Boston, became a Celtics fan through watching a game. But I’m still pretty unclear on the leagues/process of drafts, etc. Anywhere that can improve my general understanding?

Don't do it, the Celtics are magnolia :P Support the Raps and bash your head against a wall repeatedly like myself ;D

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Re: NBA Discussion
« Reply #5507 on: October 17, 2018, 07:32:04 PM »
I’m into basketball - went to Boston, became a Celtics fan through watching a game. But I’m still pretty unclear on the leagues/process of drafts, etc. Anywhere that can improve my general understanding?

You might be interested in Bill Simmons' awesome book which is about as complete an overview of the game and all the teams that you could possibly wish to read. It's pretty good fun and is a definite cheat sheet for people who've come to the game late...

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Book-Basketball-NBA-According-Sports/dp/0345520106

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Re: NBA Discussion
« Reply #5508 on: October 18, 2018, 06:53:23 AM »
Shaq,Kenny,Chuck and Ernie are the best thing in TV, ever :D

I've miss them more than the NBA
Same here, i really hope Ernie’s health gets better, he is a great fella.

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Re: NBA Discussion
« Reply #5509 on: October 18, 2018, 10:34:42 AM »
We beat Memphis by 28 while recording 20 TO's. The whole teams stat line is crazily lopsided.
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Re: NBA Discussion
« Reply #5510 on: October 18, 2018, 10:39:16 AM »
Nice start for the 2 coolest teams in the league; the mighty Toronto Raptors and New Orleans Pelicans  ;D

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Re: NBA Discussion
« Reply #5511 on: October 18, 2018, 12:22:01 PM »
Melo: subtraction by addition.

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« Reply #5512 on: October 18, 2018, 12:54:53 PM »
Spurs doing the business, Rudy,LA and DeRozan looked good.

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« Reply #5513 on: October 18, 2018, 09:29:08 PM »
What do people on here think about the best 16 going through to the play-offs? Van Gundy was going on about it again last night during commentary.

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« Reply #5514 on: October 18, 2018, 09:32:44 PM »
What do people on here think about the best 16 going through to the play-offs? Van Gundy was going on about it again last night during commentary.

The conferences should be more balanced this year than they have been in the past ten years, but I am all for it. Some of the teams that have made it to the playoffs in the Eastern Conference the last few years have been truly awful.
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« Reply #5515 on: October 18, 2018, 09:35:03 PM »
Melo: subtraction by addition.

Can't say I'm surprised. Carmelo has always been a volume scorer, nothing more really. Ariza is a huge loss for them.

I expect them to experience a big hangover this year. They had Golden State right where they wanted them and could not close out the series. They won't be presented with that opportunity this year.
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Re: NBA Discussion
« Reply #5516 on: October 18, 2018, 11:28:41 PM »
Have always been amazed by some basketball footages I've seen in the past. Never been fully into it but a bit annoyed that Sky are broadcasting it now instead of BT. I binned sky sports off last month in favour of BT Sports.
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Re: NBA Discussion
« Reply #5517 on: October 19, 2018, 12:51:53 AM »
bulls at 76ers kicks off the sky coverage in 10 minutes.

I would have liked to see Lebrons lakers debut later , looks very odd in that famous jersey.

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Re: NBA Discussion
« Reply #5518 on: October 19, 2018, 07:59:07 AM »
Miami shot 39% from the floor and still won. Having 22 offensive rebounds will do that I suppose.

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« Reply #5519 on: October 19, 2018, 12:22:29 PM »
How many bodies you reckon Quin Snyder keeps in his basement?
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