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Post#1 » by ecuhus1981 » Sun Aug 23, 2020 1:36 pm

Whether the season ends or extends tonight, I'm proud of my team. I know this isn't game-related, but just for context, please follow me in this thought experiment:

Imagine if the Mavericks went into the season knowing that Porzingis was recovering from one of the worst sports injuries, and was out for the season. Doncic played at an MVP caliber level, but battled injuries as well and only played 24 games. Delon Wright, Seth Curry and Tim Hardaway command the perimeter in the absence of their superstars, while Dwight Powell and Maxi Kleber patrol the paint. Dorian-Finney Smith comes out of nowhere to solidify the defense, but then he goes down with a season-ending injury as well. They are a shell of the team we expected, but somehow tread water at about .500, including some thrilling wins before the ASB. All of a sudden, Rick Carlisle announces he's stepping down as head coach. Then, COVID-19 shuts down the season. Before it resumes, picture this already compromised squad losing Kleber, Wright and Justin Jackson to coronavirus. Going up against the bubble teams with a starting lineup of Seth Curry, Courtney Lee, Tim Hardaway, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist and Dwight Powell seems daunting, but we play with heart and actually snag a couple of W's against the Lakers and Raptors. We lock up the 7th seed, and face the Clippers. We're overmatched, but fight for every inch. Then, hope goes from slim to none when Seth Curry leaves the bubble for a family emergency. The Clippers' endless depth and tenacious D end our season.

Wouldn't you be proud of this Mavericks team, for their resiliency against all odds? THEN SHOW YOUR PRIDE FOR THESE BROOKLYN NETS TODAY!!!
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Post#2 » by Claud » Sun Aug 23, 2020 4:39 pm

Before the bubble started, most pundits had us going 0-8 and missing the playoffs altogether.

We might have been missing 3/4 of our rotation but our guys stepped up and played with great pride.

The Raps are a very tough opponent since they are well-coached, have seasoned vets plus have the confidence of being defending champs. We are outmatched in every possible category.

Game 2 was the back-breaker. That's the game that could have made things a bit more interesting. Tough.

I hope we come out and compete hard, we have nothing to lose.

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Post#3 » by Stone » Sun Aug 23, 2020 7:17 pm

Whatever will be will be......of corse I will be rooting for us to win.

But I just got in and turned on C''s and 76ers game and Tibias Harris took a hard fall. Looked like a head bump, thankfully he walked off the court on his own. Hope he is OK.
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Post#4 » by MrDollarBills » Sun Aug 23, 2020 8:01 pm

Look at it this way. We have an excuse as to why we got swept, 90% of our roster has been decimated by injury and covid19. The Sixers got swept and they had guys on the court who comprise a huge % of their cap.
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Post#5 » by Rich Rane » Sun Aug 23, 2020 8:14 pm

MrDollarBills wrote:Look at it this way. We have an excuse as to why we got swept, 90% of our roster has been decimated by injury and covid19. The Sixers got swept and they had guys on the court who comprise a huge % of their cap.


What is the total salary of currently active Nets players? Good trivia.
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Post#6 » by MrDollarBills » Sun Aug 23, 2020 8:21 pm

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MrDollarBills wrote:Look at it this way. We have an excuse as to why we got swept, 90% of our roster has been decimated by injury and covid19. The Sixers got swept and they had guys on the court who comprise a huge % of their cap.


What is the total salary of currently active Nets players? Good trivia.


Without looking? Let's see...LeVert's extension hasn't kicked in. Everyone playing is either on a rookie deal, the league minimum and i think GT makes 5 mil per. Harris makes like 8 mil per season if you want to count him....

I would say combined the Nets active roster =around or near what Tobias Harris makes
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Post#7 » by Paradise » Sun Aug 23, 2020 8:43 pm

MrDollarBills wrote:Look at it this way. We have an excuse as to why we got swept, 90% of our roster has been decimated by injury and covid19. The Sixers got swept and they had guys on the court who comprise a huge % of their cap.

Al Horford’s sister throwing shade at Embiid. Yikes...

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Post#8 » by Paradise » Sun Aug 23, 2020 8:46 pm

If we lose this game, I’m starting a new thread tonight and it’s going to get spicy.

It’s a topic that is going to be thrown at us in the media pretty soon.
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Post#9 » by CalamityX12 » Sun Aug 23, 2020 9:35 pm

See my comment of Ana and Al in the around the league thread...

Go Nets... try... don’t look like gm 1 or 3, play like a gm 2 team please... play with pride and a desire to get that W
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Post#10 » by CalamityX12 » Sun Aug 23, 2020 10:52 pm

B2B 3s???
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Post#11 » by CalamityX12 » Sun Aug 23, 2020 10:54 pm

Finally an And1 goes in!
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Post#12 » by MrDollarBills » Sun Aug 23, 2020 10:56 pm

Paradise wrote:
MrDollarBills wrote:Look at it this way. We have an excuse as to why we got swept, 90% of our roster has been decimated by injury and covid19. The Sixers got swept and they had guys on the court who comprise a huge % of their cap.

Al Horford’s sister throwing shade at Embiid. Yikes...

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Post#13 » by MrDollarBills » Sun Aug 23, 2020 10:57 pm

I see LeVert combed his braids out. He's going down swinging
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Post#14 » by Paradise » Sun Aug 23, 2020 10:57 pm

Loving the energy we’re showing coming out here.
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Post#15 » by CalamityX12 » Sun Aug 23, 2020 10:59 pm

Is it coaches or Allen that keeps him out of the paint defensively?
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Post#16 » by CalamityX12 » Sun Aug 23, 2020 11:02 pm

Come on TJ, we need you to go unconscious from 3
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Post#17 » by MrDollarBills » Sun Aug 23, 2020 11:04 pm

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MrDollarBills wrote:Look at it this way. We have an excuse as to why we got swept, 90% of our roster has been decimated by injury and covid19. The Sixers got swept and they had guys on the court who comprise a huge % of their cap.


What is the total salary of currently active Nets players? Good trivia.


Rich I did the math on the active Nets:

$22,474,226 total money on the floor for the Nets. This does NOT include Jamal Crawford, who basically stole 200,000 from Joe Tsai :lol:

Now let's look at Philly:

Tobias Harris: $32,742,000 :o

Al Horford: $28,000,000 :o

Joel Embiid: $27,504,630

I'm not mad at all. I'm actually quite happy about how things worked out.
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Post#18 » by CalamityX12 » Sun Aug 23, 2020 11:06 pm

This is insanity..... how the **** are we allowing their taller guy to go one on one with our smaller guy near the bucket?
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Post#19 » by kamaze » Sun Aug 23, 2020 11:07 pm

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Post#20 » by Paradise » Sun Aug 23, 2020 11:07 pm

Temple of Bricks needs to stop shooting.

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