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2020 NBA Playoff discussion

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Who will win the Conference Finals?

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Post#301 » by King4Day » Wed Sep 16, 2020 12:19 pm

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King4Day wrote:Any thought into pursuing Leonard when he becomes a FA? :)


Only way is if Uncle Dennis is not around in any capacity.


Only reason I mention it is because we're close to LA and he has to see what is being built. I keep saying it, but our young core is pretty much plug and play for any start to come in and take over in.
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Post#302 » by bwgood77 » Wed Sep 16, 2020 12:52 pm

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Post#303 » by Damkac » Wed Sep 16, 2020 5:41 pm

So happy with Nuggets beating Clips. If only they can do the same with Lakers. I'm sick of thinking that Lakers and this narcisstic diva will probably win the championship :evil:
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Post#304 » by m1chal » Wed Sep 16, 2020 7:17 pm

Damkac wrote:So happy with Nuggets beating Clips. If only they can do the same with Lakers. I'm sick of thinking that Lakers and this narcisstic diva will probably win the championship :evil:


Same here. I really dislike mercenary teams.
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Post#305 » by bwgood77 » Thu Sep 17, 2020 1:49 am

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Damkac wrote:So happy with Nuggets beating Clips. If only they can do the same with Lakers. I'm sick of thinking that Lakers and this narcisstic diva will probably win the championship :evil:


Same here. I really dislike mercenary teams.


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Post#306 » by King4Day » Thu Sep 17, 2020 12:30 pm

Saw this on the general board and thought it was funny

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Post#307 » by Revived » Fri Sep 18, 2020 1:48 am

I love Dragic. Such a joy to watch and plays the right way.

Heat overall are easily the most likeable team for neutral fans imo. Would be nice if it was Miami vs Denver in the finals but I think the odds of Nuggets advancing are probably slim to none.
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Post#308 » by Revived » Fri Sep 18, 2020 4:54 am

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If this forum’s search function wasn’t so awful, I bet we could find threads with this exact title on the GB that were created by Suns fans back in 2013 and 2014.

Of course we were clowned for it then :roll:
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Post#309 » by DirtyDez » Fri Sep 18, 2020 6:04 am

It’s only a matter of time before the Bucks trade for Westbrook or CP3.
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Post#310 » by cberry78 » Fri Sep 18, 2020 6:43 am

DirtyDez wrote:It’s only a matter of time before the Bucks trade for Westbrook or CP3.

CP3 would my guess....something like Bledsoe, Hill, DiVincenzo and pick(s) for CP3.
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Post#311 » by Revived » Fri Sep 18, 2020 7:05 am

DirtyDez wrote:It’s only a matter of time before the Bucks trade for Westbrook or CP3.

I don’t see how Westbrook would solve their problems. It would make it even easier to pack the paint against Giannis.

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Post#312 » by bwgood77 » Fri Sep 18, 2020 1:38 pm

They could really use a guy like Brogdon.

That all being said, they were crushing competition this season, by a point differential WAY higher than anyone else, and on a 70 win pace. Then they had to take 6 months off and kind of cooled off. Then they ran into the buzzsaw that is Miami in the playoffs and then Giannis gets injured.

Toronto/Boston was super competitive and both teams looked strong coming in. Boston looked tough, and Miami is already up 2-0 on them.

I think if the season would have not been stopped, the Bucks probably get to the finals. Some teams got better with the break and in the bubble, like Miami and us, some got out of sync, and some stayed about the same.
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Post#313 » by King4Day » Mon Sep 21, 2020 12:08 pm

I know media is all excited about AD's game winner but that's probably the worst thing to happen for the NBA in this series.
LAL is going to win the series regardless, we all know that. But this went from a close series to a probably 4 or 5 game one now. It's a real shame. Denver fought hard last night and they get a gut wrenching loss to show for it.
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Post#314 » by RunDogGun » Mon Sep 21, 2020 1:36 pm

King4Day wrote:I know media is all excited about AD's game winner but that's probably the worst thing to happen for the NBA in this series.
LAL is going to win the series regardless, we all know that. But this went from a close series to a probably 4 or 5 game one now. It's a real shame. Denver fought hard last night and they get a gut wrenching loss to show for it.

Don't they just need to get to 3-1 underdog spot. :wink:
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Post#315 » by bwgood77 » Mon Sep 21, 2020 5:05 pm

King4Day wrote:I know media is all excited about AD's game winner but that's probably the worst thing to happen for the NBA in this series.
LAL is going to win the series regardless, we all know that. But this went from a close series to a probably 4 or 5 game one now. It's a real shame. Denver fought hard last night and they get a gut wrenching loss to show for it.


Yeah, that really sucked.
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Post#316 » by darealjuice » Wed Sep 23, 2020 3:56 am

How did AD get 2 rebounds tonight?
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Post#317 » by RunDogGun » Wed Sep 23, 2020 1:22 pm

darealjuice wrote:How did AD get 2 rebounds tonight?


Luck? :dontknow: :-D
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Post#318 » by bwgood77 » Thu Sep 24, 2020 3:04 am

The Heat are on fire down the stretch in this one...Dragic with some huge shots, Butler with a great shot and assist to Herro. Feels like the Celtics have slightly more talent/depth but the Heat are a little more disciplined.
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Post#319 » by darealjuice » Thu Sep 24, 2020 3:27 am

I never understand going for the 3/4 court pass with so little time remaining. There's not enough time to get a good shot off when you have to grab the ball out of the air with defenders around you, land and gather, turn toward the basket, and get off a contested look.

Heat are a fun team to watch. They're tough as hell, and their shooting and off-ball movement is great. Herro is going to be a damn good player.
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Post#320 » by GoodBehavior » Thu Sep 24, 2020 4:24 pm

darealjuice wrote:I never understand going for the 3/4 court pass with so little time remaining. There's not enough time to get a good shot off when you have to grab the ball out of the air with defenders around you, land and gather, turn toward the basket, and get off a contested look.

Heat are a fun team to watch. They're tough as hell, and their shooting and off-ball movement is great. Herro is going to be a damn good player.


I used to laugh at the Herro-Booker comparison. But now I am not so sure ... Herro is actually more skilled than Booker at the same age. Handle, PNR, shooting off the dribble, decision making, defense, getting around screen off ball, etc.

Herro doesn't have the size to finish as well as Book at the rim, nor can he post up like Book.

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