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Post#41 » by EArl » Wed Nov 6, 2019 3:57 am

I don't understand how a player like Kahwi is already resting games this early in the season. He should be taken out of any MVP consideration.
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Post#42 » by kblo247 » Wed Nov 6, 2019 4:10 am

He skipping their national tv games at that and playing the league pass ones, like **** yall contracts
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Post#43 » by Kilroy » Wed Nov 6, 2019 4:33 am

Kawhi is taking all this rest stuff too seriously... It's going to backfire on him...

That said, we're in 1st in the west.. Maybe we need to think about tapping the breaks a bit and keeping all our old farts healthy.
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Post#44 » by thebigbird » Wed Nov 6, 2019 4:51 am

Kilroy wrote:Kawhi is taking all this rest stuff too seriously... It's going to backfire on him...

That said, we're in 1st in the west.. Maybe we need to think about tapping the breaks a bit and keeping all our old farts healthy.

Pile up as many wins as possible during this early stretch and start load managing later on.
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Post#45 » by Pythagoras » Wed Nov 6, 2019 5:02 am

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Kilroy wrote:Kawhi is taking all this rest stuff too seriously... It's going to backfire on him...

That said, we're in 1st in the west.. Maybe we need to think about tapping the breaks a bit and keeping all our old farts healthy.

Pile up as many wins as possible during this early stretch and start load managing later on.


Agreed. I would have liked to see load management tonight with Lebron but we’d have taken a hard L had we done that.

1 Blitz to a 50 - 15 record behind Lebron/Howard/AD
2 Load manage and coast in at 57 - 25 with #1 seed
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Post#46 » by thebigbird » Wed Nov 6, 2019 5:14 am

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Kilroy wrote:Kawhi is taking all this rest stuff too seriously... It's going to backfire on him...

That said, we're in 1st in the west.. Maybe we need to think about tapping the breaks a bit and keeping all our old farts healthy.

Pile up as many wins as possible during this early stretch and start load managing later on.


Agreed. I would have liked to see load management tonight with Lebron but we’d have taken a hard L had we done that.

1 Blitz to a 50 - 15 record behind Lebron/Howard/AD
2 Load manage and coast in at 57 - 25 with #1 seed
3 Profit

I think the most effective form of load management this year is letting AD do the heavy lifting during the regular season. With the exception of the Dallas game, LeBron hasn't exerted himself too much and we're 6-1.
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Post#47 » by Countdown » Wed Nov 6, 2019 8:49 pm

What's with this load management BS that the Clippers are doing with Kawhi?

2nd national televised game he's sitting out and we've only played two weeks.

Clips need to get fined for this.
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Post#48 » by Sedale Threatt » Wed Nov 6, 2019 9:02 pm

Countdown wrote:What's with this load management BS that the Clippers are doing with Kawhi?

2nd national televised game he's sitting out and we've only played two weeks.

Clips need to get fined for this.


He's got a chronic thigh issue that he's been dealing with throughout his career.

Besides, why would we care? Him sitting increases their chances of losing, which is good for us.
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Post#49 » by Countdown » Wed Nov 6, 2019 9:07 pm

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Countdown wrote:What's with this load management BS that the Clippers are doing with Kawhi?

2nd national televised game he's sitting out and we've only played two weeks.

Clips need to get fined for this.


He's got a chronic thigh issue that he's been dealing with throughout his career.

Besides, why would we care? Him sitting increases their chances of losing, which is good for us.


Oh I agree, it does heighten their chances of losing - which against the Bucks is very probably.

It's just ridiculous that the Clippers get away with resting their star player for the 2nd time in two weeks in a National televised game. I thought there was a rule against that.
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Post#50 » by Sedale Threatt » Wed Nov 6, 2019 9:13 pm

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Countdown wrote:What's with this load management BS that the Clippers are doing with Kawhi?

2nd national televised game he's sitting out and we've only played two weeks.

Clips need to get fined for this.


He's got a chronic thigh issue that he's been dealing with throughout his career.

Besides, why would we care? Him sitting increases their chances of losing, which is good for us.


Oh I agree, it does heighten their chances of losing - which against the Bucks is very probably.

It's just ridiculous that the Clippers get away with resting their star player for the 2nd time in two weeks in a National televised game. I thought there was a rule against that.


I mean, as long as they follow protocol, what can the NBA do? He only played 60 games last year and he still picked up a nagging knee injury in the playoffs for compensating for the thigh thing. Unless they figure out a solution, this is just how his career is going to go from here on out.
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Post#51 » by dockingsched » Wed Nov 6, 2019 11:53 pm

Kawhi lost years of relevancy due to injuries and finally managed to make it through an entire title run by managing game load. All this uproar about missing games has gotta be so irrelevant to him and Clips management. They’re not going to miss the playoffs, so getting Kawhi there healthy is the first, second and third priority.
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Post#52 » by snaquille oatmeal » Thu Nov 7, 2019 2:47 am

dockingsched wrote:Kawhi lost years of relevancy due to injuries and finally managed to make it through an entire title run by managing game load. All this uproar about missing games has gotta be so irrelevant to him and Clips management. They’re not going to miss the playoffs, so getting Kawhi there healthy is the first, second and third priority.

When ESPN and TNT demand a discount on the next tv contracts with the NBA then it will be issue after all it’s a business. It will impact the players salaries and the NBA revenues.
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Post#53 » by Countdown » Thu Nov 7, 2019 2:58 am

snaquille oatmeal wrote:
dockingsched wrote:Kawhi lost years of relevancy due to injuries and finally managed to make it through an entire title run by managing game load. All this uproar about missing games has gotta be so irrelevant to him and Clips management. They’re not going to miss the playoffs, so getting Kawhi there healthy is the first, second and third priority.

When ESPN and TNT demand a discount on the next tv contracts with the NBA then it will be issue after all it’s a business. It will impact the players salaries and the NBA revenues.


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Post#54 » by snaquille oatmeal » Thu Nov 7, 2019 3:08 am

Riddle me this Batman: if it is a genuine medical condition will KL take games off during the playoffs and finals? Or will be miraculously healed?
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Post#55 » by Landsberger » Thu Nov 7, 2019 3:09 am

Boy... the Knicks are bad.... as bad a team as I've seen in a while. I've watched parts of 3 of their games and they look like a Rec-league team in terms of organization. No teamwork what so ever.
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Post#56 » by Landsberger » Thu Nov 7, 2019 3:11 am

snaquille oatmeal wrote:Riddle me this Batman: if it is a genuine medical condition will KL take games off during the playoffs and finals? Or will be miraculously healed?


He'll heroically play through the pain because he's a "real champion" and doing so will cement his place in the halls of the all time greats.
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Post#57 » by snaquille oatmeal » Thu Nov 7, 2019 3:15 am

Clippers commentator: when a player like Giannis comes to your house it’s an all hands on deck situation.
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Post#58 » by snaquille oatmeal » Thu Nov 7, 2019 3:17 am

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snaquille oatmeal wrote:Riddle me this Batman: if it is a genuine medical condition will KL take games off during the playoffs and finals? Or will be miraculously healed?


He'll heroically play through the pain because he's a "real champion" and doing so will cement his place in the halls of the all time greats.

Nah he’ll be remembered as the guy that faked injury to stay fresh for the playoffs.

Tainted like KD
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Post#59 » by Landsberger » Thu Nov 7, 2019 3:27 am

snaquille oatmeal wrote:
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snaquille oatmeal wrote:Riddle me this Batman: if it is a genuine medical condition will KL take games off during the playoffs and finals? Or will be miraculously healed?


He'll heroically play through the pain because he's a "real champion" and doing so will cement his place in the halls of the all time greats.

Nah he’ll be remembered as the guy that faked injury to stay fresh for the playoffs.

Tainted like KD


Oh yeah..... I was reading the ESPN playoff promo....
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Post#60 » by stan francisco » Thu Nov 7, 2019 4:01 am

thebigbird wrote:
Kilroy wrote:Kawhi is taking all this rest stuff too seriously... It's going to backfire on him...

That said, we're in 1st in the west.. Maybe we need to think about tapping the breaks a bit and keeping all our old farts healthy.

Pile up as many wins as possible during this early stretch and start load managing later on.


This.

And as a short term microcosm of that long term plan, start out each game hard and you can ice your knees in the fourth quarter.
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