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Old 10-17-2017, 11:49 AM   #1
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Heart NBA Season Thread 2017-18

The last time we saw some real basketball, we were left here:



Then the NBA offseason the most exciting season in all of sports, hit. The arms race to stop the Warriors began immediately.

Houston added a guy who’s hoping to at least get to the Conference Finals for a change.



The Thunder then went and got some help for Russell Westbrook.



The Celtics signed one of the best available free agents in the league.



The Cavs went a slightly different route.



Getting rid of their 2016 Game 7 hero to add some good depth.



Then they decided to party like it’s 2011.



Not to be outdone, the Thunder went and got the guy that the Rockets had been targeting all offseason.



Many others noteworthy players moved. Jimmy Butler joins a young Timberwolves team looking to make a splash. Paul Millsap signed with the Nuggets. Danilo Gallinari was traded to the Clippers. Rudy Gay signed with the Spurs. Avery Bradley went to Detroit in exchange for Marcus Morris. JJ Redick joined the Process in Philly. And many more.

Now, we get to see how it all shakes out.

The clutch shots.



The ridiculous dunks.



The future stars.



Future GOAT or All-Time What Could Have Been?



Regardless of what happens, it promises to be a fun ride.





Let us NBA!
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Old 10-17-2017, 11:50 AM   #2
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Old 10-17-2017, 12:00 PM   #3
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Gonna be a great night tonight gentlemen
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Old 10-17-2017, 12:03 PM   #4
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Let us NBA!
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Old 10-17-2017, 12:32 PM   #5
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Lettuce enbeeay

2017-18 Predictions

West
1. Golden State
2. Houston
3. San Antonio
4. Oklahoma City
5. Minnesota
6. Denver
7. LA Clippers
8. Utah
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9. Portland
10. Memphis
11. New Orleans
12. LA Lakers
13. Dallas
14. Sacramento
15. Phoenix

East
1. Boston
2. Cleveland
3. Toronto
4. Washington
5. Milwaukee
6. Miami
7. Charlotte
8. Detroit
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9. Philadelphia
10. Indiana
11. NY Knicks
12. Orlando
13. Chicago
14. Brooklyn
15. Atlanta

Champs: GSW > Cleveland
MVP: Kawhi
ROY: Simmons
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Old 10-17-2017, 12:35 PM   #6
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Re: NBA Season Thread 2017-18

Warriors going to roll hard especially in the playoffs sans an injury to Curry/Durant. Rooting for Cavs but seems unlikely that they have a shot unless IT is somehow super healthy + can play at his MVP-esque level with Lebron sharing the ball with him. God I dislike the Rose/Wade signings since it hurts them to to extremely poor spacing/3 point shooting and I don't think any of their trades/signings other than Crowder help them much against the Warriors.
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Old 10-17-2017, 12:36 PM   #7
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Why is Nash Head no longer a thing?
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Old 10-17-2017, 12:37 PM   #8
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I appreciate everyone putting 15. Atlanta and I do hope it happens, but unfortunately we have Coach Bud and this team will outperform by like 6 wins and won't have top 3 pick equity
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Old 10-17-2017, 12:46 PM   #9
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I appreciate everyone putting 15. Atlanta and I do hope it happens, but unfortunately we have Coach Bud and this team will outperform by like 6 wins and won't have top 3 pick equity
Agree I think Atlanta may end up closer to 30 than 20 wins. Defense wins games.

Also i'd be happy to bet spurs not top 2

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Old 10-17-2017, 12:49 PM   #10
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Isn't ATL planning on tanking though based on their moves this offseason? Are the new lottery rules in place for next years draft?
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Old 10-17-2017, 12:49 PM   #11
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West
1. Golden State
2. San Antonio
3. Houston
4. OKC
5. Denver
6. Utah
7. Minnesota
8. Clippers
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9. Portland
10. Dallas
11. New Orleans
12. Memphis
13. Lakers
14. Sacramento
15. Phoenix

East
1. Boston
2. Cleveland
3. Milwaukee
4. Washington
5. Toronto
6. Philadelphia
7. Detroit
8. Indiana
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9. Miami
10. Charlotte
11. Orlando
12. Nets
13. Atlanta
14. Knicks
15. Chicago

Champs: GSW > Boston
MVP: Kawhi
ROY: Dennis Smith Jr.
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Old 10-17-2017, 01:11 PM   #12
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In for Giannis and Embiid being fun and the very small chance of the Thunder upsetting the Warriors causing RUSS to flex so hard KD retires to open a cupcake shop.

Hoping Kawhi isn't that hurt.
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Old 10-17-2017, 01:25 PM   #13
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In for Giannis and Embiid being fun and the very small chance of the Thunder upsetting the Warriors causing RUSS to flex so hard KD retires to open a cupcake shop.

Hoping Kawhi isn't that hurt.
I laughed out loud at this. Ready for the season
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Old 10-17-2017, 01:38 PM   #14
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Re: NBA Season Thread 2017-18

MVP Steph
DPOY Rudy
ROY Donovan Mitchell
MIP Dragan Bender


Jazz o50
Pelicans u40
Boston u55
Miami u40
Bucks o55
Hornets o45
Portland u45
OKC u50
Wilves u50
Clippers u40


Nets doesn't have a bottom 5 record, most likely between 8 and 10
Lakers Knicks Hawks Bulls Pacers bottom 5 of the league
Giannis carry the Bucks to conference finals
Spurs out 1st round, Denver kick them in a 4/5 seed battle






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Old 10-17-2017, 01:52 PM   #15
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Information for NBA Slack Channel

There are currently 52 SE posters on Slack, and with NBA starting, it's a good alternative for game night posting.

Slack is a chat program where you can create multiple channels around topics (Like we have a general one, and one for NBA, and for fantasy football)

Read more: https://get.slack.help/hc/en-us/arti...What-is-Slack-

If you'd like to join the #nba channel for SE on Slack, you can PM myself or CPHoya (the moderators) your e-mail address and we can send you a private invitation.
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Old 10-17-2017, 01:56 PM   #16
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Let's NBA!!!

Suns gonna suck ugh.

But there's always the dancers!

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Old 10-17-2017, 02:02 PM   #17
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Bucks top 3 in the East

Suns worst record in NBA

Clippers fall apart, miss playoffs.

Minnesota isn't quite as good as people think despite all their talent.

Raptors/Celts is closer for the division than people think.

Hmm, don't really have anything else as far as a hot take would go.
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Old 10-17-2017, 02:04 PM   #18
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MVP Steph
DPOY Rudy
ROY Donovan Mitchell
MIP Dragan Bender


Jazz o50
Pelicans u40
Boston u55
Miami u40
Bucks o55
Hornets o45
Portland u45
OKC u50
Wilves u50
Clippers u40


Nets doesn't have a bottom 5 record, most likely between 8 and 10
Lakers Knicks Hawks Bulls Pacers bottom 5 of the league
Giannis carry the Bucks to conference finals
Spurs out 1st round, Denver kick them in a 4/5 seed battle

Are these offers? I actually agree with most of them except the Bucks. Their number is 47.5. I'll take the under for $25 if you're interested
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Old 10-17-2017, 02:12 PM   #19
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Information for NBA Slack Channel

There are currently 52 SE posters on Slack, and with NBA starting, it's a good alternative for game night posting.

Slack is a chat program where you can create multiple channels around topics (Like we have a general one, and one for NBA, and for fantasy football)

Read more: https://get.slack.help/hc/en-us/arti...What-is-Slack-

If you'd like to join the #nba channel for SE on Slack, you can PM myself or CPHoya (the moderators) your e-mail address and we can send you a private invitation.
Never heard of slack but will be looking into it. Thanks

Not sure where this is from, but some of you may find it useful for season preview hype: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B3U...ZtUk11Vkk/view
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Old 10-17-2017, 02:25 PM   #20
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Are these offers? I actually agree with most of them except the Bucks. Their number is 47.5. I'll take the under for $25 if you're interested
No I'm just randomly nostradamusing
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Old 10-17-2017, 02:30 PM   #21
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MVP Steph Curry
ROY Donovan Mitchell
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Old 10-17-2017, 02:38 PM   #22
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In. Really excited for this year's NBA.

ROY: Lonzo(because minutes and PPG yo)
MVP: Kawhi
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Old 10-17-2017, 02:55 PM   #23
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Re: NBA Season Thread 2017-18

West

1. Warriors
2. Rockets
3. Thunder
4. Spurs
5. Timberwolves
6. Clippers
7. Jazz
8. Pelicans
9. Grizzlies
10. Mavericks
11. Nuggets
12. Blazers
13. Lakers
14. Kings
15. Suns

East

1. Bucks
2. Celtics
3. Cavs
4. Wizards
5. Raptors
6. Heat
7. Sixers
8. Hornets
9. Pistons
10. Pacers
11. Magic
12. Knicks
13. Nets
14. Hawks
15. Bulls


Champs: Warriors over Cavs
MVP: Giannis
ROY: Simmons
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Old 10-17-2017, 03:02 PM   #24
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Dark horse mvp --> JOKIC
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Old 10-17-2017, 03:12 PM   #25
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West

1) GSW
2) HOU
3) SAS
4) OKC
5) DEN
6) POR
7) UTA
8) MIN

East

1) Cavs
2) Bucks
3) Wizards
4) Celtics
5) Raptors
6) Hornets
7) Heat
8) 76ers (ldo they could be 5 with a healthy Embiid)

ROY - Mitchell if Embiid isn't healthy, Simmons if he is
MVP - Giannis
DPOY - Draymond

Warriors stopped caring about regular season awards or wins, still rest their way to 70 and cruise through the Finals... maybe they lose 2 games in the playoffs this year, but I'd definitely bet u2.5 losses.
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