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NBA 2016-2017 Season Thread

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

  1. RFX45

    RFX45 Senior member

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    And you guys still have Nerlens, no? Is he injured still/again?
     
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    Noel seems most likely of the centers to be traded.

    Edit - and yes, injured at the moment.
     
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    Probably more muscular in a year or two, but now he's just taller and has more body mass. It's much harder to coordinate all those limbs the further they are away from your core.
     
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    venividivicibj Senior member

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    crazy that simmons will be on that team too
     
  5. idfnl

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    Make that statement after he shows something.
     
  6. SirGrotius

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    Ha, yes, perpetually injured. Decent defender due to good timing, but doesn't have the size to clog up the paint. He's at the end of his contract, and will be pulling in some more cash next year, so does seem like the odd man out (Embiid and Okafor might be able to play the outside inside thing a bit).

    That said, his trade value is so low, the Sixers might have to accept a later round pick and an aging veteran (exp contract). Everyone knows the team has a glut of bigs and Nerlens is always injured.
     
  7. HRoi

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    I like how Embiid's sports nickname is "The Process"
     
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    The guy is the biggest Sam Hinkie fan. He uses the #HeDiedForOurSins hashtag whenever he refers to Hinkie on Instagram.
     
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  9. venividivicibj

    venividivicibj Senior member

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    You dont think he'll be good/?
     
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    He has every physical attribute you can dream of, but raised real questions by mailing it in last season. I think he'll be good only because the game is just too easy at that height, but if his attitude last season was not a fluke, he can easily become dead weight like M C Williams.
     
  12. venividivicibj

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    He was also on a shitty team with a shitty coach- which might have increased his complacency.
     
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    I acknowledge that, it can't help but affect you somewhat. The reasonable question is raised when you see how much he mailed it in.
     
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    he reminds me of lamar odom coming out of college. 6'10 with handles and so-so shot, not so great motor. too much ganj.
     
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  15. NorCal

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    Maybe 'Dubs can pick up Norlen cheap.
     
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  16. idfnl

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    I dont think anyone is going to want to deal with The City after KD.
     
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    It is pretty cool. I actually like the teddy bear sweater too because it's silly and kind of UCLA Bruin-esque. I think it's Gucci… not sure about the Hawks though.
     
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  18. idfnl

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    That Simmons show on HBO is already gone, didn't get a chance to see it.

    He's down to a podcast and that ringer site.

    Is the fact that he does the podcast with the same people every week by design? It's a bit odd he never has any guests. The ESPN effect?

    I hope he's not in free fall.
     
  19. venividivicibj

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    His people have podcasts too, it's not just him. I always preferred his people more than he, and he lost Zach Lowe, Bill Barnwell, Wesley Morris, and Jonah Keri. Pretty heavy losses
     
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    I've caught a few of his Any Given Wednesday shows which weren't bad. I enjoyed them and he had some decent guests. I never listened to his podcasts but I do miss some of his regular writers mainly Zach Lowe and Bill Barnwell who's NFL analysis is excellent.
     

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