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Re: NBA Re-Open Thread 

Post#161 » by MikeIsGood » Fri Jul 24, 2020 7:10 pm

Chuck Diesel wrote:Austin Rivers and Lou Williams both left the bubble.


Lou was spotted clubbing with Jack Harlow (apparently that's a celebrity); IG post that was deleted. This was after he was excused to leave the bubble. So I imagine re-entry could be a little more challenging now.
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Post#162 » by ReasonablySober » Fri Jul 24, 2020 7:13 pm

I can barely understand it if you're on a doormat and you just want to go home. Doing what Lou did on a contender is beyond idiotic.
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Post#163 » by TroyD92 » Fri Jul 24, 2020 7:26 pm

Dont think Lou Williams really cares. Guy took like 1/3 of the money he could have got so he could keep clubbing in LA.
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Post#164 » by M-C-G » Fri Jul 24, 2020 7:29 pm

ReasonablySober wrote:I can barely understand it if you're on a doormat and you just want to go home. Doing what Lou did on a contender is beyond idiotic.


I think this is why a lot of famous athletes really struggle with post playing life. Not many things can take you further out of touch with reality than being a rich and famous athlete.
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Post#165 » by ElPeregrino » Fri Jul 24, 2020 8:04 pm

ReasonablySober wrote:I can barely understand it if you're on a doormat and you just want to go home. Doing what Lou did on a contender is beyond idiotic.

The scary part is he would've gotten away with it if Harlow didn't post the video.
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Post#166 » by Licensed to Il » Fri Jul 24, 2020 8:13 pm

I said months ago, the idea of a bubble/playoffs was sound. But (some) pro athletes have done whatever they wanted since middle school with no consequences and the major weakness would be dudes with no restraint.

Case in point: back in the mid 2000’s.. I covered the Bucks for a very modest media outlet. Id sit at games, in a media cluster of tables at the baseline, just across from the visitor’s bench. I could tell a dozen stories of all star caliber players who would spot a fine lady in the crowd, then send a ball boy to hand her a phone number or hotel key card. And this was during games. Some of these guys are dialed in with championship aspirations. Others are just in it for the chicks and thrills.
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Post#167 » by Chuck Diesel » Fri Jul 24, 2020 8:25 pm

Sixers are looking scary. Really hope they can stay in that 3/6 bracket.
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Post#168 » by Iheartfootball » Fri Jul 24, 2020 8:27 pm

Clubs are still open? Dafuq?
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Post#169 » by Chuck Diesel » Fri Jul 24, 2020 9:11 pm

Steven Adams looking spry as hell. His giant body needed that rest. Would still love him as a future Buck.
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Post#170 » by WeekapaugGroove » Fri Jul 24, 2020 9:12 pm

TroyD92 wrote:Dont think Lou Williams really cares. Guy took like 1/3 of the money he could have got so he could keep clubbing in LA.
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Post#171 » by ReasonablySober » Fri Jul 24, 2020 9:20 pm

Whomever plays the Pacers just got an easier ride. Sabonis is gonna be out with an injury it sounds like. Hate it for the kid.
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Post#172 » by Chuck Diesel » Fri Jul 24, 2020 9:22 pm

Sabonis news absolutely sucks. Really hope we don’t see a flurry of significant injuries.
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Post#173 » by MickeyDavis » Fri Jul 24, 2020 9:22 pm

Chuck Diesel wrote:Sixers are looking scary. Really hope they can stay in that 3/6 bracket.

I don't see the Pacers holding them off
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Post#174 » by LuessiT » Fri Jul 24, 2020 9:23 pm

Chuck Diesel wrote:Steven Adams looking spry as hell. His giant body needed that rest. Would still love him as a future Buck.


Very likeable but I don't see it unless he can shoot the 3 (and I think that's a stretch - pun intended). Also Giannis should play more and more center. Considering that it doesn't make too much sense to invest big into center imo.
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Post#175 » by Chuck Diesel » Fri Jul 24, 2020 9:26 pm

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Chuck Diesel wrote:Steven Adams looking spry as hell. His giant body needed that rest. Would still love him as a future Buck.


Very likeable but I don't see it unless he can shoot the 3 (and I think that's a stretch - pun intended). Also Giannis should play more and more center. Considering that it doesn't make too much sense to invest big into center imo.


Disagree. When Brook’s time is through I don’t think we’re going to find an exact replica of what he does on both ends. I’d happily settle for what Adams brings on defensive and as a screen setting Giannis bodyguard for 20-25 minutes. Bud can adapt.
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Post#176 » by ReasonablySober » Fri Jul 24, 2020 9:28 pm

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Chuck Diesel wrote:Steven Adams looking spry as hell. His giant body needed that rest. Would still love him as a future Buck.


Very likeable but I don't see it unless he can shoot the 3 (and I think that's a stretch - pun intended). Also Giannis should play more and more center. Considering that it doesn't make too much sense to invest big into center imo.


To me that's the single biggest question heading into the playoffs: is Bud going to unleash the Bucks version of the death lineup (other than, you know, their starting lineup) and play Giannis at the five. If the Bucks get bounced and we don't see that a significant amount I'm gonna be incredibly pissed forever.
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Post#177 » by AussieBuck » Fri Jul 24, 2020 9:40 pm

ReasonablySober wrote:
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Chuck Diesel wrote:Steven Adams looking spry as hell. His giant body needed that rest. Would still love him as a future Buck.


Very likeable but I don't see it unless he can shoot the 3 (and I think that's a stretch - pun intended). Also Giannis should play more and more center. Considering that it doesn't make too much sense to invest big into center imo.


To me that's the single biggest question heading into the playoffs: is Bud going to unleash the Bucks version of the death lineup (other than, you know, their starting lineup) and play Giannis at the five. If the Bucks get bounced and we don't see that a significant amount I'm gonna be incredibly pissed forever.

I already have a lot of anxiety when I see Marvin used to plug Giannis' defensive PF spot while he's sitting rather than playing them together. Hoping it's a holding it back for the playoffs thing and they are working that lineup a lot in practice.
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Post#178 » by ReasonablySober » Fri Jul 24, 2020 9:42 pm

Hill
Donte
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Marvin
Giannis

Give me a lot of that when needed. If the Bucks lose with that lineup, I'll accept it.
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Post#179 » by skones » Fri Jul 24, 2020 9:47 pm

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Chuck Diesel wrote:Sixers are looking scary. Really hope they can stay in that 3/6 bracket.

I don't see the Pacers holding them off


Especially now with Sabonis out.
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Post#180 » by Chuck Diesel » Fri Jul 24, 2020 9:48 pm

I like the Marvin/Ersan bench lineup too.

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