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Re: Around the NBA (2019-20 season) 

Post#41 » by skywalker33 » Mon Oct 21, 2019 11:18 pm

jbk1234 wrote:Cavs signed Cook. Anything to look forward to or is this just a total flier?


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Re: Around the NBA (2019-20 season) 

Post#42 » by jbk1234 » Mon Oct 21, 2019 11:26 pm

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jbk1234 wrote:Cavs signed Cook. Anything to look forward to or is this just a total flier?


G-Leaguer all the way !


In that case, he'll probably be starting for us by December.
It is highly unlikely that the Cavs will agree with your Kevin Love evaluation for the purpose of a trade.
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Re: Around the NBA (2019-20 season) 

Post#43 » by NuggetsWY » Tue Oct 22, 2019 2:17 am

jbk1234 wrote:
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jbk1234 wrote:Cavs signed Cook. Anything to look forward to or is this just a total flier?

G-Leaguer all the way !

In that case, he'll probably be starting for us by December.

Think about Kenneth Faried - similar motor. Solid, not great rebounder - a little weak on the offensive end. Not a stretch shooter, but a great attitude. I think he'll make a nice role player.
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Re: Around the NBA (2019-20 season) 

Post#44 » by jbk1234 » Tue Oct 22, 2019 4:15 am

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skywalker33 wrote:G-Leaguer all the way !

In that case, he'll probably be starting for us by December.

Think about Kenneth Faried - similar motor. Solid, not great rebounder - a little weak on the offensive end. Not a stretch shooter, but a great attitude. I think he'll make a nice role player.
We just need back ups at SF and PF. Cedi played 55% of his minutes at PF last year and that type of thing can really screw up a young guys development.

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Re: Around the NBA (2019-20 season) 

Post#45 » by THE J0KER » Tue Oct 22, 2019 5:10 am

According to nba.com Power Rankings, Week 1 right before the start of the season, Nuggets starting 2019-20 as NBA 3rd best team, behind Bucks and Clippers, and ahead of all others (Sixers, Lakers, Rockets...).

That said, bookmakers still put our championships odds behind the 6 teams (LAC, LAL, MIL, PHI, HOU, GSW). Our depth is not that useful in the playoff like in the regular season, and teams with 2+ established all-star players are more attractive to bettors.
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Re: Around the NBA (2019-20 season) 

Post#46 » by skywalker33 » Fri Oct 25, 2019 12:18 am

Joker, what are the Vegas odds for the Nuggets winning it all ?
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Re: Around the NBA (2019-20 season) 

Post#47 » by THE J0KER » Fri Oct 25, 2019 3:27 am

skywalker33 wrote:Joker, what are the Vegas odds for the Nuggets winning it all ?

We are tied at #7 with Utah on around 17-21 odds.

The source and odds which I use are not originally from Vegas but coming from the ODDSCHECKER site which uses data from over 20 global bookmakers.
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Re: Around the NBA (2019-20 season) 

Post#48 » by skywalker33 » Sat Oct 26, 2019 12:53 am

KAT having another monster game, gotta keep an eye on him this season
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Re: Around the NBA (2019-20 season) 

Post#49 » by THE J0KER » Sat Nov 16, 2019 10:45 am

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For a team with league 2nd worst record at halftime, and which obviously playing seriously so far this season only during 2nd half of our games, I must say Denver actually has fantastic overall record despite some unexpected loses.
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Post#50 » by THE J0KER » Wed Jan 1, 2020 9:44 pm

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Here is my short report about 2019 (current season only).

Denver is globally considered as #1 "Dark Horse" contender, and #6 overall. That is pretty fair estimation I think, despite our ceiling is clearly TOP5 when we talking about the regular-season record. If we talking about the playoff, I still think we need one more TOP50 level player. West is so stacked with two LA superteams and great Houston and Utah team, and already dangerous Dallas. I expected from Clippers to be on top of WC during the regular season, with Lakers don't care about seeding focusing only on the playoff, but it seems opposite right now. Houston has an MVP contender, another all-star, and Capella is a type of center that perfectly suits to them. Utah's starting lineup is fantastic but it is clear that after all these injuries Conley is far from his best years. Dallas has MVP contender, KP is not (yet) all-star level but his recovery improving. The bench is great and very deep, but they need one more notable starter to join Luka and KP. Golden State team is great, but they strategically decided to tank this season and be ready for next season with Klay is back and that stolen high pick from this season tank. Talking about lottery tankers, Pelicans can be really dangerous already since next season. Portland is a big disappointment so far, but no surprise if we meet once again in the playoff, this time in 1st round. We know how dangerous they can be, and Nurkic will be back till April.

On the East, Milwaukee dominating as expected, but there is also another superteam despite the currently bad record, Philadelphia. Boston chemistry and defense are back, Kemba is a good new leader, Tatum and Brown improved, Hayward finally contributes, so they are actually better team now despite losing this summer Irving, Horford, and Rozier. Oladipo comeback is a big mystery, but if he will be back this month as an all-star level, Pacers are a really good team with improving Brogdon and Sabonis into (near) all-star players. Toronto didn't die after Kawhi exit as many expected, mostly because Siakam raised into a true star, and Lowry is still an all-star player. I said GSW from the West will be great NEXT season, on the East such case we have with Brooklyn Nets. On west sensational surprise is Dallas, while on East it is Miami with great Butler season together with MIP improvement of Bam Adebayo (probably all-star already this season) and unexpected depth with rookies Nunn, Hero, and Robinson(soph.) coming from nowhere as starter level contributors. Talking about rebuild teams, only in Atlanta case I see a bright future, with Young, Collins, Hunter, and probably 2020 TOP3 pick.
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Re: Around the NBA (2019-20 season) 

Post#51 » by THE J0KER » Thu Jan 2, 2020 10:07 am

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Interesting more of the good teams have a lighter schedule.

Unfortunately, after easiest schedule in 2019 out of all top10 contenders, Nuggets have hardest schedule in 2020 (out of all top10 contenders).
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Re: Around the NBA (2019-20 season) 

Post#52 » by NuggetsWY » Thu Jan 2, 2020 9:23 pm

It would have been nice, if we had taken advantage of the easier schedule to start the season. But having to fight through it in the second half is probably going to be good for the team. Of course I'm trusting that they'll win.

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Re: Around the NBA (2019-20 season) 

Post#53 » by NuggetsWY » Sat Feb 1, 2020 7:20 pm

What's your biggest shock so far? I'm thinking the STANDINGS. But you can make it whatever you want. :eek2:

My biggest shocker in the East is Philadelphia. With or without Embiid, they are not playing well. :confused:

I'm a little surprised, but not shocked, at how well the Lakers have done.
I'm a little more surprised at where the Rockets are.
I'm even more surprised at where the Mavericks are.
I'm very, very surprised at where the Blazers are.
I am totally shocked at how well the Thunder are doing - major props to them!

It just seems like the West is a little crazy. :eek1:
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Re: Around the NBA (2019-20 season) 

Post#54 » by THE J0KER » Mon Feb 3, 2020 11:50 am

NuggetsWY wrote:What's your biggest shock so far? I'm thinking the STANDINGS. But you can make it whatever you want. :eek2:

My biggest shocker in the East is Philadelphia. With or without Embiid, they are not playing well. :confused:

I'm a little surprised, but not shocked, at how well the Lakers have done.
I'm a little more surprised at where the Rockets are.
I'm even more surprised at where the Mavericks are.
I'm very, very surprised at where the Blazers are.
I am totally shocked at how well the Thunder are doing - major props to them!

It just seems like the West is a little crazy. :eek1:

POSITIVE: East - Miami/Toronto, West - Memphis/Oklahoma
NEGATIVE: East - Philadelphia/Detroit, West - Houston/Portland
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Re: Around the NBA (2019-20 season) 

Post#55 » by THE J0KER » Fri Feb 7, 2020 7:21 am

This is no joke, this is Giannis Antetokounmpo All-Star result selection (LeBron just use opportunity)

First Round: Starters

Team LeBron Pick 1: Anthony Davis
Team Giannis Pick 2: Joel Embiid

Team LeBron Pick 3: Kawhi Leonard
Team Giannis Pick 4: Pascal Siakam

Team LeBron Pick 5: Luka Doncic
Team Giannis Pick 6: Kemba Walker

Team LeBron Pick 7: James Harden
Team Giannis Pick 8: Trae Young



Second Round: Reserves

Team Giannis Pick 9: Khris Middleton
Team LeBron Pick 10: Damian Lillard

Team Giannis Pick 11: Bam Adebayo
Team LeBron Pick 12: Ben Simmons

Team Giannis Pick 13: Rudy Gobert
Team LeBron Pick 14: Nikola Jokic

Team Giannis Pick 15: Jimmy Butler
Team LeBron Pick 16: Jayson Tatum

Team Giannis Pick 17: Kyle Lowry
Team LeBron Pick 18: Chris Paul

Team Giannis Pick 19: Brandon Ingram
Team LeBron Pick 20: Russell Westbrook

Team Giannis Pick 21: Donovan Mitchell
Team LeBron Pick 22: Domantas Sabonis
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Re: Around the NBA (2019-20 season) 

Post#56 » by NuggetsWY » Fri Feb 7, 2020 10:55 am

Fascinating selections.

Seems LeBron went for bigs & especially ball handlers with only two East players.

Seems Giannis selected a more rounded team that is heavy on one-one-one players.
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Re: Around the NBA (2019-20 season) 

Post#57 » by NuggetsWY » Fri Feb 7, 2020 4:01 pm

Wild trading season - here are some of my thoughts:

Denver came out of this okay. We traded players we might not have re-signed for players that we can keep for a while - all deep bench players. We may have even picked up a couple players that could contribute quite a bit this year and in the future.

Biggest Winner has to be Miami in my opinion: Iguodal, Crowder, & Hill - impressive.

Winner: Clippers for acquiring Morris and Isaiah Thomas might fit nicely for them too.

Winner: Minnesota for the Russell deal mostly, but also for acquiring Johnson and dumping Wiggins' salary.
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Re: Around the NBA (2019-20 season) 

Post#58 » by THE J0KER » Wed Feb 12, 2020 8:25 am

Denver "small franchise" value is obviously pumped by this team's potential

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Re: Around the NBA (2019-20 season) 

Post#59 » by skywalker33 » Wed Feb 12, 2020 6:00 pm

Definitely show that the TEAM isn't as important as the MARKET.
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