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View Poll Results: who rang?
Los Angeles Lakers 17 35.42%
Brooklyn Nets 6 12.50%
Milwaukee Bucks 3 6.25%
Los Angeles Clippers 4 8.33%
Boston Celtics 2 4.17%
Philadelphia 76ers 0 0%
Miami Heat 0 0%
Denver Nuggets 4 8.33%
Dallas Mavericks 6 12.50%
other (shoot your shot) 6 12.50%
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Old 06-09-2021, 11:22 PM   #8001
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Re: NBA Season Thread 2020-2021

yeah, it is rough when you see Barton out there and the first thought is "Oh damn he's finally back, that could be a boost for them I guess..."

Officiating hasn't been kind but main thing to me is ayton+help D has turned jokic into merely a very good player rather than the totally dominant force looking like best offensive player ITL that he was looking like vs the blazers

Decent chance Nuggs respond and win gm 3 on the zig zag but Portland FO gotta be thinking of major changes after getting run by this team. Then again it is Portland, if they think they can win 48 w/ 25% 2nd rd equity for the next 2-3 years, hard to punt that too hard.
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Old 06-09-2021, 11:29 PM   #8002
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Re: NBA Season Thread 2020-2021

Posting videos would never do it justice so I won't bother, but holy **** this place is going nuts tonight.
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Old 06-09-2021, 11:33 PM   #8003
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The Knicks have some level of interest in John Wall. Houston would love to move him and get something of value for him. He isnít a long-term fit for the Rockets, and if New York really wants him, they have the pieces to get a deal done. Wall isnít their top priority this offseason, but he could be an excellent fallback option and the interest is there.Ē
But what if Mavs offer Porzongis?

Knicks shouldn't gamble on Wall imo.
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Old 06-09-2021, 11:41 PM   #8004
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I wouldn't take Wall for nothing in return at his salary, he has like 2/90 left on his deal lol
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Old 06-10-2021, 12:04 AM   #8005
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That was fun. Not driving home sad. Sorry dood.
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Old 06-10-2021, 12:08 AM   #8006
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Old 06-10-2021, 12:10 AM   #8007
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The Knicks have some level of interest in John Wall. Houston would love to move him and get something of value for him. He isnít a long-term fit for the Rockets, and if New York really wants him, they have the pieces to get a deal done. Wall isnít their top priority this offseason, but he could be an excellent fallback option and the interest is there.Ē
No no no no no no no no

Please don't do this
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Old 06-10-2021, 12:26 AM   #8008
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That was fun. Not driving home sad. Sorry dood.
It oits
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Old 06-10-2021, 12:57 AM   #8009
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No no no no no no no no

Please don't do this
But but but, then you could call them The Calipari Kids!
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Old 06-10-2021, 01:15 AM   #8010
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Given what I've seen thus far, I think the Suns are pretty overwhelming favorites to come out of the West. I watched their games vs. the Jazz to see how they beat the drop, and they absolutely destroyed in the minutes when Rudy was on the court, to the tune of a +14.5PP/100 when Rudy played.

They went 1-2 vs the Clippers, but one was early in the year when Phoenix wasn't great and the second was a road B2B, all games within 10 points. Monty Williams seems to be on one as well--they are just so disciplined out there with almost everything they run on both ends!

They don't seem to have any coverage/style weaknesses on either end, and even though CP3 has had a couple playoff foibles in the past we're talking about maybe five plays in an otherwise stellar playoff career. Plus he's going up against two teams that have a bit of mental fragility in their own right.

We just need the BBall gods to bless CP3s body for another month or so.
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Old 06-10-2021, 01:22 AM   #8011
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How did they beat the drop? Seems like pretty good series for Gobert since CP lives at the midrange and he can matchup with Ayton.
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Old 06-10-2021, 01:23 AM   #8012
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So it turns out that Ayton will get there before trae or Luka ...
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Old 06-10-2021, 01:43 AM   #8013
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Given what I've seen thus far, I think the Suns are pretty overwhelming favorites to come out of the West. I watched their games vs. the Jazz to see how they beat the drop, and they absolutely destroyed in the minutes when Rudy was on the court, to the tune of a +14.5PP/100 when Rudy played.

They went 1-2 vs the Clippers, but one was early in the year when Phoenix wasn't great and the second was a road B2B, all games within 10 points. Monty Williams seems to be on one as well--they are just so disciplined out there with almost everything they run on both ends!

They don't seem to have any coverage/style weaknesses on either end, and even though CP3 has had a couple playoff foibles in the past we're talking about maybe five plays in an otherwise stellar playoff career. Plus he's going up against two teams that have a bit of mental fragility in their own right.

We just need the BBall gods to bless CP3s body for another month or so.
I wanna see healthy Suns vs healthy Nets, with the ultimate showdown of CP3 vs. The Beard!
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Old 06-10-2021, 01:57 AM   #8014
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Mind boggling if this current suns team can get out of the west and make the finals and the nash amare Marion era (joe Johnson) and deep bench never didÖÖ..:for a variety of reasons which include Robert Horry (1 step off the bench suspensions, Spurs fundamentally elite, Joe Johnson face smashed in, list goes on)
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Old 06-10-2021, 03:22 AM   #8015
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Some months back I saw a (maybe it was NBATV) special on the Suns of that era and all the times they came so close to crashing through. It was a very interesting watch. Nash deserved a ring!
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Old 06-10-2021, 04:05 AM   #8016
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Yeah I mean who'd have ever thought the Suns would have title equity this year
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Old 06-10-2021, 04:14 AM   #8017
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Yeah who could have predicted all the teams would get hurt and CP3 would stay healthy.
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Old 06-10-2021, 04:39 AM   #8018
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Yeah who could have predicted all the teams would get hurt and CP3 would stay healthy.

Are we living in the Bizarro world?

Is up down? Is left right?

The people demand to know!
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Old 06-10-2021, 06:02 AM   #8019
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Old 06-10-2021, 07:54 AM   #8020
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Jokic most fradulent MVP since westbrook
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Old 06-10-2021, 10:03 AM   #8021
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Nuggets are still live this series though. Was pretty surprised seemingly no adjustments were made. Both the Bucks and Nugs have a really smart slowish Center that is getting exploited hard, but both can still make adjustments that keep them in the series.

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Old 06-10-2021, 10:41 AM   #8022
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Oh so NOW Doc Rivers decides to make adjustments instead of doing the same thing that's getting them killed and expecting different results.
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Old 06-10-2021, 12:23 PM   #8023
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Nuggets were also awful first 2 games against Utah last year. They played them like a lottery team that didn't want to be on the floor and turned it around later in the series.

It's going to game 7
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Old 06-10-2021, 12:38 PM   #8024
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How did they beat the drop? Seems like pretty good series for Gobert since CP lives at the midrange and he can matchup with Ayton.
I thought the drop would be ideal as well, that's why I went back into NBALP and watched. Man I've slept on Phoenix's offense these last three months. Basically them having two capable PnR ball-handler's, one of them being a top 3 OAT PnR guard, allows them to reverse the action every..single..time. If you're dropping it's always going to be to one side, and when they reverse Rudy is always going to be out of position which forces their defense into rotation.

And they don't reverse anything from the normal angles. From what I saw it would be Devin Booker cutting into the paint from ATB and then curling around the action from under the hoop. Utah had it scouted well and would rotate, but they aren't a team that's built to be in rotation. What your left with is an elite passer and 4 other good to very good ones forcing you to run around the court.

I haven't watched them defensively yet, but I suspect they are doing some great stuff there too.
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Old 06-10-2021, 12:45 PM   #8025
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They made a ton of adjustments, dunno what you're on about, but none of them seemed to work. Both first halves this series were good process/bad results imo. That led to bad process/bad results against a team that doesn't make any mistakes.

@guivre1408, I don't think this is going more than 5, Phoenix is too good and Denver's role-players are playing poorly.
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