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Post#1041 » by Mulhollanddrive » Wed Mar 31, 2021 8:20 am

Anyone read Kevin Durant's messages to Michael Rapaport?

He'd get a 60 day RealGM ban for sure.
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Post#1042 » by SunsRback4Good » Wed Mar 31, 2021 9:43 am

Mulhollanddrive wrote:Anyone read Kevin Durant's messages to Michael Rapaport?

He'd get a 60 day RealGM ban for sure.


Yeah, I read it on GB a few hours ago. KD is a cupcake constantly getting upset over meaningless stuff. Nothing will be done for his outrage on Rapaport.

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Post#1043 » by bwgood77 » Wed Mar 31, 2021 4:11 pm

Mulhollanddrive wrote:Anyone read Kevin Durant's messages to Michael Rapaport?

He'd get a 60 day RealGM ban for sure.


More like permanent for all those vicious personal attacks and homophobic posts. Damn.
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Post#1044 » by TouchPassDario » Wed Mar 31, 2021 5:12 pm

Nice emoji usage by Rap.
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Post#1045 » by bwgood77 » Fri Apr 2, 2021 3:28 am

Josh Jackson led the Pistons to victory with 31.
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Post#1046 » by Frank Lee » Fri Apr 2, 2021 3:33 am

Denver is now my front runner.
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Post#1047 » by bwgood77 » Fri Apr 2, 2021 3:46 am

Paul George seems to have that lingering bone edema injury, which has hurt the Clips. The Clips have also been missing Beverley and Ibaka for a few weeks. Rondo hasn't played for them either, though I don't know how much he has left, but he seems to get more motivated on star laden teams.
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Post#1048 » by Frank Lee » Fri Apr 2, 2021 4:52 am

We do not match up well with the Nuggs.... adding Gordon and McGee to Porter, Milsap, Green, and Jocic... with Barton and Murray... oh brother.

Monte Morris will soon return....Bol Bol and Zeke Nnaji ride the pine

They are big, long, and athletic. That front line of Jocic, Gordon, and Porter will be a handful.
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Post#1049 » by TouchPassDario » Fri Apr 2, 2021 5:15 am

Denver is not a concern. Book and Paul will feast on pick and roll. Jokic is going to get killed. Once he’s buried, our elite PnR guards can go to work on MPJ, who is almost worse in space than Joker.

DA is good enough to leave on an island against Jokic, so as to minimize the cuts of Gordon and Barton. We only really have to fade Murray going nuts and I like our chances with Mikal harassing him for 40 minutes.

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Post#1050 » by TouchPassDario » Fri Apr 2, 2021 5:16 am

The only concern is healthy Lakers. Clippers are cooked. lol Jazz.
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Post#1051 » by Revived » Fri Apr 2, 2021 5:43 am

Frank Lee wrote:We do not match up well with the Nuggs.... adding Gordon and McGee to Porter, Milsap, Green, and Jocic... with Barton and Murray... oh brother.

Monte Morris will soon return....Bol Bol and Zeke Nnaji ride the pine

They are big, long, and athletic. That front line of Jocic, Gordon, and Porter will be a handful.

Their the only team I can see upsetting LAL in the West. They have a really good team with incredible depth.
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Post#1052 » by Bogyo » Fri Apr 2, 2021 6:29 am

Revived wrote:
Frank Lee wrote:We do not match up well with the Nuggs.... adding Gordon and McGee to Porter, Milsap, Green, and Jocic... with Barton and Murray... oh brother.

Monte Morris will soon return....Bol Bol and Zeke Nnaji ride the pine

They are big, long, and athletic. That front line of Jocic, Gordon, and Porter will be a handful.

Their the only team I can see upsetting LAL in the West. They have a really good team with incredible depth.


For sure. They might even be better than last year. McGee is better for that specific role than Plumlee was, and the same goes for Gordon / Grant (who is having a real breakout year - on a very bad team tho). But the 2 guys they brought in are better for the specific roles they were brought in for than the 2 they lost. Real nice work by their GM, they basically got them for nothing too, heck you could argue that they have given back negative value for Gordon, that Harris contract for that production for that many years is serious yuck. Some other team would probably attached draft picks to get rid of it, and they turned it into Gordon...
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Post#1053 » by SunsRback4Good » Fri Apr 2, 2021 6:42 am

Bogyo wrote:
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Frank Lee wrote:We do not match up well with the Nuggs.... adding Gordon and McGee to Porter, Milsap, Green, and Jocic... with Barton and Murray... oh brother.

Monte Morris will soon return....Bol Bol and Zeke Nnaji ride the pine

They are big, long, and athletic. That front line of Jocic, Gordon, and Porter will be a handful.

Their the only team I can see upsetting LAL in the West. They have a really good team with incredible depth.


For sure. They might even be better than last year. McGee is better for that specific role than Plumlee was, and the same goes for Gordon / Grant (who is having a real breakout year - on a very bad team tho). But the 2 guys they brought in are better for the specific roles they were brought in for than the 2 they lost. Real nice work by their GM, they basically got them for nothing too, heck you could argue that they have given back negative value for Gordon, that Harris contract for that production for that many years is serious yuck. Some other team would probably attached draft picks to get rid of it, and they turned it into Gordon...


I thought a few years ago backcourt of Harris/Murray would be unstoppable like Klay/Steph or Lillard/CJ but it never blossomed like I imagined. Just three years ago Harris averaged 17.5 ppg but decreased to 9 ppg while his minutes remained the same. Now those minutes will go to McGee, Morris, and Gordon. Nuggets seriously upgraded.
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Post#1054 » by WeekapaugGroove » Fri Apr 2, 2021 6:52 am

Denver is really good, they're going to be a tough out for anyone.

I was surprised Golden State didn't make a move at the deadline. I think Sacramento might catch them.

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Post#1055 » by Bogyo » Fri Apr 2, 2021 7:01 am

SunsRback4Good wrote:
Bogyo wrote:
Revived wrote:Their the only team I can see upsetting LAL in the West. They have a really good team with incredible depth.


For sure. They might even be better than last year. McGee is better for that specific role than Plumlee was, and the same goes for Gordon / Grant (who is having a real breakout year - on a very bad team tho). But the 2 guys they brought in are better for the specific roles they were brought in for than the 2 they lost. Real nice work by their GM, they basically got them for nothing too, heck you could argue that they have given back negative value for Gordon, that Harris contract for that production for that many years is serious yuck. Some other team would probably attached draft picks to get rid of it, and they turned it into Gordon...


I thought a few years ago backcourt of Harris/Murray would be unstoppable like Klay/Steph or Lillard/CJ but it never blossomed like I imagined. Just three years ago Harris averaged 17.5 ppg but decreased to 9 ppg while his minutes remained the same. Now those minutes will go to McGee, Morris, and Gordon. Nuggets seriously upgraded.


I hear ya. I never liked Harris that much, but then again I never thought he would regress this much. Also, Murray is too much of an SG at the PG position in a PGs body, while he is no Dame (or AI).

And don't leave Barton out of that. I think they are better with him at one of the swing positions. Also a dude who knows who and what he is, and does his job, and doesn't try to become the hero or do more than he is capable of. He is also a bigger wing that they need, Murray and Harris were both small. That team is put together very well. They make sense all round.
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Post#1056 » by Bogyo » Fri Apr 2, 2021 7:05 am

WeekapaugGroove wrote:Denver is really good, they're going to be a tough out for anyone.

I was surprised Golden State didn't make a move at the deadline. I think Sacramento might catch them.

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GSW is stealth tanking I think. They'd rather keep Steph out as many games as they can - including the playoffs. Get a lottery pick, get Thompson back, trade for something serious they got some goodies, tweak here and there and hit it next year as an instant contender. They can be for another 2-3 years tops with Curry and Co, not much after that. Makes sense too - at least for me.

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https://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/31180867/golden-state-warriors-draymond-green-fighting-play-spot-motive-me
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Post#1057 » by Mulhollanddrive » Fri Apr 2, 2021 10:22 am

Denver look to be favourites for their next 10 games too.

They're a really good team but I think we match up well on both ends:

Offense:
Paul v Murray
Booker v Barton
Ayton v Jokic

Defense:
Murray v Paul
Porter v Bridges
Ayton v Jokic

Looks like they're playing Millsap at backup Center, I'd actually prefer it if was McGee vs Saric.
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Post#1058 » by bwgood77 » Fri Apr 2, 2021 1:47 pm

Bogyo wrote:
WeekapaugGroove wrote:Denver is really good, they're going to be a tough out for anyone.

I was surprised Golden State didn't make a move at the deadline. I think Sacramento might catch them.

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GSW is stealth tanking I think. They'd rather keep Steph out as many games as they can - including the playoffs. Get a lottery pick, get Thompson back, trade for something serious they got some goodies, tweak here and there and hit it next year as an instant contender. They can be for another 2-3 years tops with Curry and Co, not much after that. Makes sense too - at least for me.

*edit: fresh from the owen:
https://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/31180867/golden-state-warriors-draymond-green-fighting-play-spot-motive-me


They obviously want to make the playoffs...their pick won't likely change much regardless...12th pick vs 15th pick not a big deal. Steph had injured his tailbone. Obviously all players want to make the playoffs and he's back now. They are also paying a massive tax to try and make it. They already have the Wolves pick if it's not top 3...they will have about a 50% chance at top 3.
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Post#1059 » by TouchPassDario » Fri Apr 2, 2021 2:40 pm

Mulhollanddrive wrote:Denver look to be favourites for their next 10 games too.

They're a really good team but I think we match up well on both ends:

Offense:
Paul v Murray
Booker v Barton
Ayton v Jokic

Defense:
Murray v Paul
Porter v Bridges
Ayton v Jokic

Looks like they're playing Millsap at backup Center, I'd actually prefer it if was McGee vs Saric.


It’s not even that we match up well, it’s that they now have ZERO perimeter defense and will get torched on switches by our all star guards.
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Post#1060 » by TouchPassDario » Fri Apr 2, 2021 2:43 pm

Also, Bridges is going to guard Murray imo.

We can hide Booker on Gordon. He has no skill on offense.

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