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Re: Around the NBA, 2019/20 Edition 

Post#761 » by basketballRob » Wed Feb 19, 2020 9:33 pm

Boston or Miami could still catch Toronto. I'm sure they want to have better records than the Clippers, should they make the Finals

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Post#762 » by CZ Eddie » Thu Feb 20, 2020 2:15 am

I'm watching my TX Longhorn's mens Bball team play and the broadcaster got my neck whipping around when he said "Hey, there's Tom Kite".
Geesh, I was thinking Greg Kite. Old school Magic!
Turns out some famous baseball or golf or something guy named Tom happens to share the same unique last name.
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Post#763 » by IllMagic04 » Fri Feb 21, 2020 4:28 pm

Trae Young dropped 50 last night. Who were the folks who said hed be a bust? Don't speak all at once lol.

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Post#764 » by Maikson » Fri Feb 21, 2020 4:34 pm

IllMagic04 wrote:Trae Young dropped 50 last night. Who were the folks who said hed be a bust? Don't speak all at once lol.

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I was one. I think I didn't post anything back then, but I thought his game wasn't going to translate well. He might be the worst defender out there, but I'm eating crow because he's an all-star sophomore.

Anyway, we couldn't have him on our team, we didn't tank properly :-? If I had the first pick I would have picked Luka, at least I was right about the main guy in the draft :lol:
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Re: Around the NBA, 2019/20 Edition 

Post#765 » by basketballRob » Fri Feb 21, 2020 4:45 pm

IllMagic04 wrote:Trae Young dropped 50 last night. Who were the folks who said hed be a bust? Don't speak all at once lol.

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I did. I also thought Adam Morrison would be the next Larry Bird. I was also ready to move up and get Josh Jackson a couple years ago. I've got a keen eye for talent.

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Post#766 » by j-ragg » Fri Feb 21, 2020 8:36 pm

IllMagic04 wrote:Trae Young dropped 50 last night. Who were the folks who said hed be a bust? Don't speak all at once lol.

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We are better off because his defense sucks

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Post#767 » by IllMagic04 » Fri Feb 21, 2020 9:48 pm

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IllMagic04 wrote:Trae Young dropped 50 last night. Who were the folks who said hed be a bust? Don't speak all at once lol.

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I did. I also thought Adam Morrison would be the next Larry Bird. I was also ready to move up and get Josh Jackson a couple years ago. I've got a keen eye for talent.

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Post#768 » by pepe1991 » Fri Feb 21, 2020 10:31 pm

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IllMagic04 wrote:Trae Young dropped 50 last night. Who were the folks who said hed be a bust? Don't speak all at once lol.

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We are better off because his defense sucks

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He is good offensive player, but there is legit question how much value he brings to a elite team, since guys like him and Booker ( similar type of palyers, skyhigh usage, no leash, questionable shot selection ) can bring to winning team, since both of them spent 2 and 5 years in nba being part of sucking rosters.

It's ongoing experiment about their career paths, will they be modern day Jerry Stackhouse/ Kevin Martin = empty stats on bad teams forver, or they will find a way to transform their games into winning basketball.

You can easly add Towns, in that list of " crap defense, lot of offense, no team sucess.

I'm also not sold on long durability of Trae, all that banging and punishment on small frame is guaranteeing injuries down the road.
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Post#769 » by Tarheel » Tue Feb 25, 2020 2:37 pm

Jonathan Simmons just signed to GSW's G League team
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Post#770 » by basketballRob » Fri Feb 28, 2020 12:35 pm

I was saying a while ago that Beal's head looked like he was on HGH. I guess they tested him after b2b 50 pt games.

I'd stay clear of Beal because if he is using, he'll eventually stop and his game will rapidly decline.

Another guy i suspect is Kuzma. He looks like he has unnatural growth to me.

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Post#771 » by basketballRob » Sun Mar 1, 2020 1:43 am

I could see them possibly canceling games in the future over coronavirus.

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Re: Around the NBA, 2019/20 Edition 

Post#772 » by drsd » Tue Mar 3, 2020 10:39 am

Grizzlies Waive Jordan Bell


Assuming Birch is not resigned, Bell would be a player that could improve Orlando's deep bench in the off-season. Plus: Bell knows what a Championship run looks/tastes like.
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Post#773 » by basketballRob » Tue Mar 3, 2020 2:28 pm

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Grizzlies Waive Jordan Bell


Assuming Birch is not resigned, Bell would be a player that could improve Orlando's deep bench in the off-season. Plus: Bell knows what a Championship run looks/tastes like.
Golden state isn't trying to sign him, so that says something.

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Re: Around the NBA, 2019/20 Edition 

Post#774 » by MoMM » Tue Mar 3, 2020 9:12 pm

drsd wrote:
Grizzlies Waive Jordan Bell


Assuming Birch is not resigned, Bell would be a player that could improve Orlando's deep bench in the off-season. Plus: Bell knows what a Championship run looks/tastes like.

Birch is already signed for next season, it was a 6M/2years deal.
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Re: Around the NBA, 2019/20 Edition 

Post#775 » by p0peye » Tue Mar 3, 2020 9:22 pm

IllMagic04 wrote:Trae Young dropped 50 last night. Who were the folks who said hed be a bust? Don't speak all at once lol.

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Re: Around the NBA, 2019/20 Edition 

Post#776 » by drsd » Wed Mar 4, 2020 7:21 am

With the Nets win @Boston, Orlando slid back to the 8-seed in the standings.
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Re: Around the NBA, 2019/20 Edition 

Post#777 » by pepe1991 » Thu Mar 5, 2020 11:54 am

Short injury of Doncic worked miracles for Porzingis , or at least it looks that way.
Last month or so he has been 25 ppg, 10 rpg, 50-40-88 player and legit playing like superstar.
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Re: Around the NBA, 2019/20 Edition 

Post#778 » by tiderulz » Thu Mar 5, 2020 1:41 pm

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drsd wrote:
Grizzlies Waive Jordan Bell


Assuming Birch is not resigned, Bell would be a player that could improve Orlando's deep bench in the off-season. Plus: Bell knows what a Championship run looks/tastes like.
Golden state isn't trying to sign him, so that says something.

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yes, but we needed the obligatory, Player X released from team Y, we should sign them :D
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Post#779 » by tiderulz » Thu Mar 5, 2020 1:44 pm

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IllMagic04 wrote:Trae Young dropped 50 last night. Who were the folks who said hed be a bust? Don't speak all at once lol.

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i didnt think he would be a bust, i thought he would have a little more trouble getting his shot off. He is volume scoring though and his 3 pt% worse than i thought (36%). good passer, still leading the league in turnovers, but not tremendously so. only slightly ahead of Harden, Westbrook, Luka and Lebron.
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Re: Around the NBA, 2019/20 Edition 

Post#780 » by BadMofoPimp » Thu Mar 5, 2020 4:34 pm

I always knew Trae would provem all wrong!!!
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