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NBA 2016-2017 Season Thread

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

  1. FLMountainMan

    FLMountainMan Senior member

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    +1 we fans like to pretend that these teams are "bands of brothers" and imagine all kinds of dramas and storylines, but they're millionaires going to work. sometimes they get along well off the court; sometimes not. i don't think it really has much of an impact as far as what they do on the court.

    THIS. Never played pro, but I liked maybe 1/3, was indifferent to a 1/3, and outright disliked 1/3, of my teammates. Didn't hurt the on-court chemistry in the least. If anything, it improved it. I saw some close friendships negatively affect the distribution of the basketball.

    Vasquez having flashbacks during his UMD days. Wooooo

    As an FSU alum......[​IMG]
     
  2. edinatlanta

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    Ryen Russillo had a good discussion about Kobe on yesterday's NBA Today podcast. said he was like that buddy who is never wrong, but you still love him and he has that nice beach house so you always want him around. Other good analysis of his play. HE's still one of the greats, would pick him for any team etc etc but dude's got some flaws.
     
  3. embowafa

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    I'm bummed that my post sweep depression is preventing me from watching basketball. Would have really liked to watch that Grizz/Thunder game last night.
     
  4. foodguy

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    I'm bummed that my post sweep depression is preventing me from watching basketball. Would have really liked to watch that Grizz/Thunder game last night.

    i was so disgusted i bounced back immediately. was a great game. i found myself pulling for the grizz, but could easily live with the thunder win. perkins is still a punk.
     
  5. sjmin209

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    That was a great game. It will be interesting to see if and how Westbrook matures. As Mike Fratello kept pointing out, he was holding the ball way too long on many of those plays late in the 4th and beyond, & there were several plays when he was pouting under the basket, not getting back on defense, after driving & not getting a foul.
     
  6. foodguy

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    he's physically gifted but doesn't seem like a very smart player.
     
  7. jet

    jet Senior member

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    I'm bummed that my post sweep depression is preventing me from watching basketball. Would have really liked to watch that Grizz/Thunder game last night.
    This, kept checking the score last night and was like this is crazy. Still can't believe bynum and odom what a disgrace, team needs to be rebuilt with some fresh players.
     
  8. venessian

    venessian Senior member

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    Watching other games is kind of cathartic, esp. with no real pull for either team (other than ABM, of course).

    Watching Marc Gasol play better than his brother is a bit odd, though.

    I'd be fine with all of them on the block except for Kobe, Pau and maybe Lamar. I don't know if Bynum can get it together and Artest will be a head case for the new coach. The others are all definitely expendable, imo, though they'll keep Fish I guess and then maybe make him an assistant when he retires.

    Atlanta hanging very tough here.
     
  9. jet

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    Same, don't really watch if Lakes are out. Keep kobe, fish, gasol and cluck the rest maybe keep barnes I like him. Throw in walton for free.
     
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    Same, don't really watch if Lakes are out. Keep kobe, fish, gasol and cluck the rest maybe keep barnes I like him. Throw in walton for free.

    Fish?
     
  11. venessian

    venessian Senior member

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    Same, don't really watch if Lakes are out. Keep kobe, fish, gasol and cluck the rest maybe keep barnes I like him. Throw in walton for free.
    Wow, Walton is slated for almost $12M over the next 2 years and Blake $12M over the next 3. Artest's contract is brutal. [​IMG] Barnes and Brown can opt out now. [​IMG]
    Fish?
    Might as well; he's not tradeable, he's a good leader, and he could be an assistant coach later on. He's not that expensive, if they can find a starting PG.
     
  12. jet

    jet Senior member

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    Wow, Walton is slated for almost $12M over the next 2 years and Blake $12M over the next 3. Artest's contract is brutal. [​IMG] Barnes and Brown can opt out now. Might as well; he's not tradeable, he's a good leader, and he could be an assistant coach later on. He's not that expensive, if they can find a starting PG.
    This right here about d fish. You never knew walton made 5mm? It's been a running joke with the guys at work for at least a year now his dad must have played a part in that fosho.
     
  13. venessian

    venessian Senior member

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    I knew Luke was in the $5M range but I thought his new contract was declining in value year by year, not ascending. Yikes. That contract is a whale.

    Damn, this year the Lakers had 6 guys at about $9M total who basically played 0 minutes in the playoffs. [​IMG]
    At least Mbenga and Powell gave some decent minutes....
     
  14. RFX45

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    I find it weird that Blake gets $4m consistently every year for his contract.

    And damn, what are the rules about buying out players? I mean at this point Walton is really just a waste of space.
     
  15. embowafa

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    Can you really put a price on hearing 20K people say "LLLUUUUUUUU-ahhhhrhhhhgrh" about once a game?

    Oh, $5M? [​IMG]
     
  16. RFX45

    RFX45 Senior member

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    Once a game? More like once every 20 games, no? [​IMG]
     
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    on espn no less:

    http://sports.espn.go.com/los-angele...ory?id=6522942

    Pau Gasol: Rumors caused 'suffering'

    ah man...not a good way to shake the "soft" tag dangling from your neck.

    I just finished listening to the Simmons-Lupica podcast (two of the most "we're going to force our opinions on you as FACT" guys ever). I guess they both agreed the bynum is the better guy to trade and gasol is the one to keep (because he's technically better and willing to be a 2nd banana).

    The way the lakers are utilizing bynum reminds me of the way the Yankees are dealing with Joba Chaimberlan. Joba/bynum show flashes of franchise player/brilliance - management over-manages them by handling them with kid gloves and heaping praise on them constantly... player kinda atrophies and buys into thinking they are the the real thing before actually doing it for a whole season.
     
  19. fir3fox

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    True, Pau seems like the one that's most willing to defer AND compared to Bynum I'm not sure he's very good trade bait. 10 year vet and he hasn't learned that off the court shit shouldn't interfere w/ his job? The soft label is there to stay.

    Besides, Kobe doesn't want his authority challenged. This all sets up well for Bynum to head out to Orlando w/ a couple of chumps from the bench.
     
  20. RFX45

    RFX45 Senior member

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    WTF! Dudes game is affected because his GF is suffering so he is suffering as well? Booo-FUCKING-WOOOOOO!!!!! [​IMG]
     

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