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NBA 2016-2017 Season Thread

Discussion in 'Entertainment, Culture, and Sports' started by RFX45, Sep 22, 2010.

  1. HRoi

    HRoi Well-Known Member

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    I can't find an updated 2015 draft order list - I wonder how much of the first round is Sixers and Celtics?
     
  2. diadem

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    I'm officially hopping on that OKC bandwagon. Barring serious injuries, they're taking down whoever they face in the 1st round of the playoffs unless they're matched up with Memphis. Too much firepower up and down the roster. That bench is scary.
     
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    OKC looks pretty tough right now. I do feel like that Brooks has almost no (positive) impact on the team's success. It really just seems like the players' talents are carrying the team with minimal coaching.
     
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  4. RFX45

    RFX45 Well-Known Member

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    I don't see OKC beating either Memphis or GSW in a 7 game series so they better have a 6th seed or better to move on to the next round.
     
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    Poor Chris Bosh. Also, I'm going to the Hawks game tonight.
     
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    I was so bummed when Memphis had them on the ropes last year and didn't (couldn't?) finish the job especially with Z-Bo "suspended"
     
  7. diadem

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    Wow, I didn't think it was this bad, but Grantland really put this into perspective. This is absurd...

    Milwaukee gave up an almost-All Star in this guy...

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    For this putrid mess...

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    What the flying fuck...
     
  8. RFX45

    RFX45 Well-Known Member

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    It's not really absurd if you look at the bigger picture, it's somewhat misleading to look at the two as a one for one trade.


    They never trusted Knight and apparently didn't see him as the future PG of their team, he is also about to get paid next year while MCW is still in his rookie contract, was RotY and has potential. He can't shoot (that can be improved) but he is a better passer and better defender (good length) and just as good (if not better) at finishing in the paint.

    Along with that trade comes Plumlee who was decent last year and with Sanders out they needed a big body, he fills out that spot. I am not sure about about Ennis, not even sure I've seen him play but there is supposedly some potential there. Another good thing is they didn't have give up a pick for these guys.
     
  9. RFX45

    RFX45 Well-Known Member

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    Here's a good read on MCWs long term benefits for the Bucks.


    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/...s-lands-in-perfect-place-with-milwaukee-bucks

     
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  10. HRoi

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    I don't buy it, but i'm also not a MCW fan. Only way this makes sense to me is if Knight's already told SVG that he doesn't want to stay
     
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    RFX45 Well-Known Member

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    What does SVG and the Pistons have to do with Knight?

    They got Reggie Jackson.
     
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    Really hope Bosh isn't out for the year, what terrible luck that would be, for him and the team. W/o him there's no way they're as good as any of the top 5 Eastern teams, I think.
     
  13. HRoi

    HRoi Well-Known Member

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    Sorry, I meant Kidd. Don't know why I typed SVG
     
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    I don't buy it either. Knight is the better player. All the talk of areas MCW can develop, um Knight is 23. There is a story on this move behind the scenes. I thought it was the worst move of the silly season.

    2nd worst will be giving Dragic a max deal. A max for a guy averaging 16 and 4? GTFO.
     
  15. RFX45

    RFX45 Well-Known Member

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    This clears things up ... ?
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  16. wojt

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    one thing to consider is MCW playing for shitty 76ers team, good to boost ppg not not FG%
     
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    Idfnl with the trolling as usual. Dragic's usage rate went from 25% to 17% plus a big decline minutes from 32 to like 27. can't look at counting stars like that. Have to look at efficiency. He's not gettin max but he's getting paid

    My position's changed a little. I said similar things about MCW. His length fits in with bucks defense scheme and they're hoping to improve his shot. It's a big gamble but shots you can fix but you can't add length and height. I didn't think about the kidd connection but mcw's shot percentage will go up right away cuz he'll get better spacing and they have a really good training staff. Dudley was talking about how a week or two of a certain program under an affiliate suddenly eliminated his back and knee issues that were causing his shots to go short with the clippers

    Anyways its a big gamble but seems like a reasonable gamble

    Do the bucks have more picks?

    That really sucks about bosh. I hope he's ok. Was looking forward to dragic bosh pick and roll (remember the dragic frye pick and roll?). Wasn somebody else hospitalized for pulmonary clots earlier?

    Teletovic is out for pulmonary embolism and Jerome kersey just passed away from it
     
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  18. lawyerdad

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    Verajao is out for the season from it.

    Regarding Dragic, max guys don't normally lose minutes from situational stuff and don't time share. I read MIA is planning to offer him a 5 year max, I'm not trolling, just taking stock of how regularly stupid teams get when paying players. Dragic is fair value at 8 to 9m.
     
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  20. edinatlanta

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    Got a free Suite at rhw hawks gane
     

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