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Re: NBA Discussion
« Reply #7121 on: February 5, 2020, 08:27:44 AM »
Been a 12 player trade between 4 clubs but the main pieces are Covington to Houston and Capela to Atlanta. Covington is a terrific defender but I'm very surprised they've traded away their only inside presence to get him.

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Re: NBA Discussion
« Reply #7122 on: February 6, 2020, 12:58:21 PM »
If Heat add both Iggy and Galo they become the 2nd best team in the conference and real threat to the Bucks in the ECF

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Re: NBA Discussion
« Reply #7123 on: February 6, 2020, 07:00:01 PM »
Warriors Trade D'Angelo Russell To Wolves For Andrew Wiggins, 2021 FRP, 2021 SRP

Heat Acquire Iguodala, Crowder, Hill From Grizzlies For Winslow, Waiters, Johnson

Shams: Clips and Knicks "seriously engaged" in talks for Marcus Morris

Blazers Trade Skal Labissiere, Cash To Hawks

Rockets Trade Jordan Bell To Grizzlies For Bruno Caboclo

Tristan Thompson Won't Accept Buyout With Cavaliers If Not Traded By Deadline

Sixers Acquire Glenn Robinson, Alec Burks For Three Second-Round Picks

Dillon Brooks Agrees To Three-Year, $35M Extension With Grizzlies

Clippers Trade Derrick Walton Jr. To Hawks For Cash

Kings Trade Dewayne Dedmon, Two 2nd Round Picks To Hawks For Jabari Parker, Alex Len

Danilo Gallinari, Heat Discuss Contract Extension To Help Finalize Three-Team Trade

Thunder Discussing Danilo Gallinari Three-Way Trade With Heat, Grizzlies

Heat Acquire Jae Crowder, Solomon Hill From Grizzlies

Knicks Reportedly Interested In Landry Shamet

Lakers Receive Interest From Multiple Teams On Alex Caruso

Spurs Have Explored Trades Of LaMarcus Aldridge, DeMar DeRozan

Lakers Interested In Trading For Spencer Dinwiddie, Dennis Schroder

Darren Collison Working Out For NBA Return, Interested In Lakers, Clippers

Chicago Sun Times: Lauri Markkanen Wants Out Of Chicago

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Re: NBA Discussion
« Reply #7124 on: February 6, 2020, 07:31:49 PM »
Drummond from Detroit to Cleveland. It's like he transferred prisons ;D

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Re: NBA Discussion
« Reply #7125 on: February 6, 2020, 08:23:18 PM »
Really don’t get the russell trade for 2021 picks and wiggins, something like wiggins, 2020 unprotected and a swap option for 2021 I can understand but this is a bit of a crap deal for golden state

As for Drummond, I’d happily live in Cleveland for his money, worse is him finding out he’s a 26 year old 2 time all star who was basically traded for a second round pick plus expirings

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Re: NBA Discussion
« Reply #7126 on: February 6, 2020, 09:22:53 PM »
per Woj:

The Clippers, Knicks and Wizards have agreed to a three-team trade that will land Marcus Morris and Isaiah Thomas with the Clippers, league sources tell ESPN. Jerome Robinson will join the Wizards, Moe Harkless and a 2020 first-round pick to the Knicks.

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Re: NBA Discussion
« Reply #7127 on: February 7, 2020, 12:41:57 AM »
Weird move from Detroit, basically got nothing in return for Drummond. On the opposite side, good move from the Clips to get Morris, always liked him at Boston.

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Re: NBA Discussion
« Reply #7128 on: February 7, 2020, 07:18:51 PM »
Clippers basically got Morris to stop Lakers getting him.

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Re: NBA Discussion
« Reply #7129 on: February 7, 2020, 07:29:45 PM »
Jerry West is a genius. He never panics, takes calculated steps and always hits the target. If there is a logo for basketball GM's, he should be the logo for that too.

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Re: NBA Discussion
« Reply #7130 on: February 7, 2020, 07:31:23 PM »
Weird move from Detroit, basically got nothing in return for Drummond. On the opposite side, good move from the Clips to get Morris, always liked him at Boston.
Part of it is i suppose teams now stay away from traditional big men in today's 3 ball games with stretch bigs.

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Re: NBA Discussion
« Reply #7131 on: February 8, 2020, 02:03:51 PM »
This video got posted a couple of weeks ago, i never knew about this story before.

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"Since its purchase by the sheikh of Abu Dhabi, Manchester City has managed to cheat its way into the top echelon of European football and create a global, immensely profitable football empire, ignoring rules along the way. The club's newfound glory is rooted in lies."

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Re: NBA Discussion
« Reply #7132 on: February 8, 2020, 02:10:06 PM »
Those refs from the blazers game need a holiday

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« Reply #7133 on: February 9, 2020, 10:52:29 AM »
Yep terrible by the refs that.

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Re: NBA Discussion
« Reply #7134 on: February 9, 2020, 12:08:31 PM »
Get the fuck out of my team, Nate Mcmillan.
Messi in fact doesn't have a recognizable trait.

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Re: NBA Discussion
« Reply #7135 on: February 9, 2020, 04:53:18 PM »
Get the fuck out of my team, Nate Mcmillan.
A bit harsh imo, yes bad run of 5 losses in a row but Nate did well overall using Sabonis and Warren really well despite Oladipo being out.
Even good teams have that run, Jazz and 76ers both lost 4 in a row until yesterday.

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Re: NBA Discussion
« Reply #7136 on: February 10, 2020, 09:18:27 AM »
Furkan Korkmaz with back to back 30+ pts games, keep rolling Furki!

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Re: NBA Discussion
« Reply #7137 on: February 10, 2020, 01:27:50 PM »
A bit harsh imo, yes bad run of 5 losses in a row but Nate did well overall using Sabonis and Warren really well despite Oladipo being out.
Even good teams have that run, Jazz and 76ers both lost 4 in a row until yesterday.

It's my annual post slagging him off.  ;D 

He is at best a regular season head coach. His offensive plays leave a lot to be desired, his strongest part, defense, seem leaky now and he has a tremendous lack of in game adjustments. Another 1st round loss in the playoffs is ahead of us and I want him gone in the summer. Won't happen though.
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Messi in fact doesn't have a recognizable trait.

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Re: NBA Discussion
« Reply #7138 on: February 13, 2020, 05:15:14 AM »
You know who needs firing Brett Brown, he's doing an absolutely horrible job with the 76ers. A team with that talent is far too good to be a 5th seed.

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Re: NBA Discussion
« Reply #7139 on: February 14, 2020, 03:56:24 PM »
Great game last night between Boston and Clips, 2 OT's.

And Zion Williamson to get ROTY despite missing half the season? The guy is a beast.

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Re: NBA Discussion
« Reply #7140 on: February 14, 2020, 03:57:25 PM »
Great game last night between Boston and Clips, 2 OT's.

And Zion Williamson to get ROTY despite missing half the season? The guy is a beast.

Morant should be getting it by a mile.

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« Reply #7141 on: February 14, 2020, 04:08:50 PM »
Morant should be getting it by a mile.

I know he's dragged the Grizzlies into a playoff position as it stands, and in the west which is seriously impressive. Zion is a joke though, if he keeps going at this rate he'll defo be in the mix.

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« Reply #7142 on: February 14, 2020, 04:15:39 PM »
I know he's dragged the Grizzlies into a playoff position as it stands, and in the west which is seriously impressive. Zion is a joke though, if he keeps going at this rate he'll defo be in the mix.

he's missed too many games. They won't give it to him.

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Re: NBA Discussion
« Reply #7143 on: February 14, 2020, 04:25:49 PM »
Embiid was a better rookie in a worse team and a worse rookie class, and didn’t get it

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Re: NBA Discussion
« Reply #7144 on: February 14, 2020, 05:10:47 PM »
Eddy Curry and How Fans Treat Athletes (Players' Tribune piece)

https://www.theplayerstribune.com/en-us/articles/eddy-curry-nba-the-truth-was-way-worse

very good article for the all star weekend break

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Re: NBA Discussion
« Reply #7145 on: February 14, 2020, 05:11:15 PM »
Morant should be getting it by a mile.
This, easily too. In fact he should have been in conversation for All Star team too imo.

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Re: NBA Discussion
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Re: NBA Discussion
« Reply #7147 on: February 16, 2020, 01:50:47 AM »
Link for All-Star skills competition if anyone wants to watch

http://ripple.is/nba/12711-los-angeles-lakers-live-stream

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Re: NBA Discussion
« Reply #7148 on: February 16, 2020, 08:09:58 PM »
That dunk contest was the best in years, but yeah they did Gordon bad in the final. Should’ve split the trophy.

The whole of round 2 were class dunks too.

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« Reply #7149 on: February 16, 2020, 08:10:31 PM »
Been a very good all star weekend so far.

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Re: NBA Discussion
« Reply #7150 on: February 17, 2020, 07:18:52 PM »
Celebrities keep ruining All Star weekends imo. How the hell is a rapper like Common qualified to be a judge in a dunk contest and Chadwick Boseman for that matter. Why do i have to hear intros from Chance the Rapper or DJ Khaled ffs? Don't even get me started on that All Star Celebrities game.

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« Reply #7151 on: February 17, 2020, 08:38:46 PM »
Celebrities are annoying but they’re a big part of nba culture.

That was, by far, the best all star game I can ever remember watching.

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« Reply #7152 on: February 17, 2020, 08:55:19 PM »
Celebrities are annoying but they’re a big part of nba culture.

That was, by far, the best all star game I can ever remember watching.
When the game is competitive, it gets better. Plus i'd say having new global stars like Doncic, Giannis, Jokic helps to the clause. Part of me watching that was to see how Kove would be honored.

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« Reply #7153 on: February 18, 2020, 02:50:02 PM »
I think they should look to do Team USA vs Team World given the influx of global stars, would definitely make it more competitive going forward. To be honest you could even do it now with Giannis, Embiid, Jokic, Doncic, Gobert, Simmons etc. Could even stick Kyrie on the World team albeit having won an Olympic medal with the US.

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« Reply #7154 on: February 18, 2020, 07:45:31 PM »
Steve Nash just did a nice comparison of Sadio Mane with Damian Lillard. It didn't really hold up but it was fun.

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« Reply #7155 on: February 19, 2020, 06:18:50 PM »
Steve Nash just did a nice comparison of Sadio Mane with Damian Lillard. It didn't really hold up but it was fun.
probably not gonna be a popular opinion but i find Lillard a bit overrated and McCollum way too overrated.

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« Reply #7156 on: February 20, 2020, 03:06:36 AM »
I think they should look to do Team USA vs Team World given the influx of global stars, would definitely make it more competitive going forward. To be honest you could even do it now with Giannis, Embiid, Jokic, Doncic, Gobert, Simmons etc. Could even stick Kyrie on the World team albeit having won an Olympic medal with the US.

Why would you do that to the world team, what did they ever do to you?

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Re: NBA Discussion
« Reply #7157 on: February 20, 2020, 08:30:33 AM »
I think they should look to do Team USA vs Team World given the influx of global stars, would definitely make it more competitive going forward. To be honest you could even do it now with Giannis, Embiid, Jokic, Doncic, Gobert, Simmons etc. Could even stick Kyrie on the World team albeit having won an Olympic medal with the US.

I love the new format with the points and quarters. I hate the whole TEAM X vs TEAM Y, nonsense.
They should just stick it to East vs West. That's what creates a rivalry, something that can be competitive with an extra edge. Each conference trying to show they have the better players. Plus, having teams with roughly the same core of players ever season builds some sort of relationship with the fans. I can look back to the 90s, 80s, and early 2000s, and have a good guess which players competed and on which team. Now it's just random, with an uncomfortable structure where two players have sole power to pick their buddies or make strategic moves for the future (or fellow Africans). How on earth Harden and Chris Paul were amongst the last 4 players to be picked? And why give so much exposure and benefit for the two top vote getters?

They should switch back to East vs West, with the top vote getter on each conference getting to pick their charity of choice.
Game was much better this season than last, but teams were a bit meh. Sometimes, small changes are enough, there is no need for such drastic changes. If they really want to make changes, have a look at the dunk competition and target there. Maybe get rid of the extra props/people needed for a dunk attempt and keep it simple with stylistic or acrobatic dunks the emphasis. Or maybe, 1st round a specific sort of dunk is randomly picked which they all have to do, after which the top 4 get to do whatever they want (3 dunks each).
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« Reply #7158 on: February 20, 2020, 09:07:12 PM »
Why would you do that to the world team, what did they ever do to you?

I know he's such a dick. Reports are saying he's out for the remainder of the season due to a shoulder injury.

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« Reply #7159 on: February 25, 2020, 12:29:23 AM »
Great speech from Jordan at the Kobe memorial, really touching.