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NBA 2016-2017 Season Thread

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

  1. indesertum

    indesertum Senior member

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    I don't how unsigned international players work

    Do players regularly say they're going to play abroad but teams somehow get draft rights to them? What does that mean? If they ever come to the nba they can only sign with the team with their draft rights?
     
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    Love with 22 points in the first quarter... Wolves with 41...
     
  3. RFX45

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    So swagggggyyy!!!


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  4. Neo_Version 7

    Neo_Version 7 Senior member

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    He gonna get some from Iggy tonight
     
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    Damn Rubio sloppy as hell
     
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    Quote:AFAIK, a player has to declare for the draft first and then they become draft eligible. After that, they are drafted, but if they decide to stay in their respective countries for a bit longer, they can (like Ricky Rubio when he was drafted by the T-Wolves but played for Barcelona for a couple more years). Once they do come over to the US, they can only play for the team that drafted them since it'd be stupid if a team used a pick on them and didn't get the player. Teams are allowed to trade their rights to the player before the player comes over to the US, though, just like they trade current players and picks (Marc Gasol's rights were involved in a transaction of this nature, I think).
     
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  7. indesertum

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  8. RFX45

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    Damn, feel bad the Suns didn't make the playoffs.


    West is going to be so good though.

    Any team the Clips plays feels like it's going to be a bloodbath whether it's the Dubs (likely first round), Grizz (not sure they've won against them this season), Mavs (3 game they won were comebacks and mostly double digits) or Blazers (very tough match-up). it'll be very physical for sure.

    Spurs can't seem to beat the Rockets so that'll be interesting to see, OKC kind of flip-flopping since Wetsbrooks return, he either plays amazing or just plain sucks the life out of Durant.

    West is just very competitive this year, well every year really but this year is just nuts. Dubs already won 3 more games than last year and they are in the same place as last year in the West iirc (6th).


    Kind of lost interest in the East when the Pacers started fluttering, gives me an impression it's going to be to easy finals route for the Heat again outside of an all out battle with the Nets, which is a surprising team considering on how they got started.

    Though there were surprise teams in the playoffs (Wiz, Cats and Raptors) I feel those teams just can't get an upset win in a 7-game series against the Heat.
     
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    I'd love to see the clips do well, doc has really turned them around. but i will never underestimate popovich and the spurs. when you look at what they've done this year, without anyone hardly noticing ... it's all about doing the right thing at the right time on as many plays as possible. love that kind of basketball.
     
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    fucking love me some swaggy p. im going to miss watching these lakers play. atleast for the next 2 years it wont be the same
     
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    i miss the suns already. i hope all their draft picks turn out to be all stars
     
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    like goran dragic? lowry should have made it as well. irony is that both played together in houston and were let go, ultimately in favor of jeremy lin. imagine houston with goran :drool:
     
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    or houston with lowry.

    dragic as starting pg and beverly as backup pg would be so fucking good


    the best thing jim buss could do to screw over phil jackson is fire d'antoni and hire steve kerr
     
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    I'm still kind of surprised George Karl is killing time as an ESPN analyst right now. He should definitely be coaching somewhere in the league. He was the reigning Coach of the Year when he was fired and I think the reason was because, according to the Nuggets owner, he didn't play JaVale McGee enough, or something stupid like that. There are some real crappy coaches in the league right now (Mike Woodson, I'm looking at you).
     
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    swaggylicious! he really plays with a lot of joy. and hardly any defense at all.
     
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    Bucks just sold for $550m. Crazy how valuable the nba is that even the shittiest team sells for that much
     
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    Mavs - Grizzlies game was nuts

    Why does the Eastern Conference still exist at this point? Remove it and rename the league the WNBA (or something more fitting)
     
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    come on now... these things are cyclical. in the 80's it was only the rockets or lakers representing the western conference in the finals. seriously think about it... it was only the rockets and lakers reaching the finals out of the west in that whole decade.

    there was a time where the celtics had like a decade or more long run of no losses to teams like the Dallas mavericks and Sacramento kings.

    remember the bulls? they basically ran roughshod over the whole damn league in the 90's why not just have them as sitting champions in waiting like old chess champions?

    the only true way to assess who would be the best overall team would be not to have a playoffs and just do it English Premier League soccer style and whomever has the best record at the end of the year is the champion. that way ever single regular season game becomes a huge war and the spurs would probably end up winning every other year.
     
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