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Post#502 » by niQ » Tue Jun 23, 2020 6:38 pm

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https://www.azcentral.com/story/sports/nba/suns/2020/06/23/two-phoenix-suns-players-have-tested-positive-coronavirus-sources-say/3240663001/

Two Phoenix Suns players have tested positive for coronavirus, sources have informed The Arizona Republic.

The positive tests led to Suns temporarily shutting down voluntary workouts at Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum, sources say.

Mikal Bridges, Elie Okobo, Frank Kaminsky III, Dario Saric, Jevon Carter, Aron Baynes, Jalen Lecque and Cheick Diallo have participated in them based on a video the team posted earlier this month in their "Don't Sleep on Basketball" series.

The players were having workouts at the arena Tuesday morning.
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Post#504 » by rocky_da_best » Tue Jun 23, 2020 10:14 pm

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Most of them. I definitely don't like the fact that they are restarting but I think the NHL had it right with just scrapping the regular season altogether. This 8 game play-in **** is stupid.


Agree with you play-in is a waste of time but it's more of a way of getting players in shape for playoffs rather. LeBron said a few months ago he estimated it would take around 6 games and 1 month for guys to get back into the swing of things. This was the NBA's way of heeding the advice of players and appeasing teams that want a shot at a playoff spot.


The "seeding games" as the NBA calls it is ALSO a ton about money. These scheduled games will allow most teams to meet their regional sports network contracts meaning they'll get a ton of money. These games are going to minimize the amount of money that players have/could have lost because of some of these lost games.


It's not a ton about money, it's entirely about money. This entire restart is ALL about money. Doesn't take a genius to recognize that.
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Post#505 » by rocky_da_best » Tue Jun 23, 2020 10:16 pm

It's a complete mess. I don't have faith in the NHL or NBA starting this up properly but I definitely have less faith in the NBA. NHL may have some common sense and host the thing in Canada. Although as a resident of the GTA, I don't want to see it being hosted here. I think there's a few in the same boat.
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Post#506 » by beanbag » Tue Jun 23, 2020 10:28 pm

rocky_da_best wrote:It's a complete mess. I don't have faith in the NHL or NBA starting this up properly but I definitely have less faith in the NBA. NHL may have some common sense and host the thing in Canada. Although as a resident of the GTA, I don't want to see it being hosted here. I think there's a few in the same boat.


Yeah, I hope the NHL sends that **** to Edmonton
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Post#507 » by aselvana » Tue Jun 23, 2020 10:52 pm

Thinking about the scheduling with now all major sports coming back, its gonna be a mess.

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Post#508 » by rocky_da_best » Wed Jun 24, 2020 2:15 am

aselvana wrote:Thinking about the scheduling with now all major sports coming back, its gonna be a mess.

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Of course they will split it lol. They both own the team.
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Post#510 » by dgr81 » Wed Jun 24, 2020 3:00 am

bradley was playing 24mpg for LA. that's a big loss.
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Post#514 » by beanbag » Wed Jun 24, 2020 3:20 am

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Lol, the perfect follow up to this tweet would be Lebron himself opting out.

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Post#515 » by Alfred » Wed Jun 24, 2020 5:16 am



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Post#516 » by WuTang_OG » Wed Jun 24, 2020 1:47 pm

I guess they really think that bubble is going to work
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Post#517 » by The Duke » Wed Jun 24, 2020 2:36 pm

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Good news for the Clippers and Raptors.

If Raptors get by Bucks, and into the finals, I still would prefer playing against the Clippers than Lakers.
It may seem irrational because Kawahi is the best player in the playoffs IMO, but somehow Lebron always has our money.

I rather Nurse come up with a strategy to try and contain Kawahi/George ... maybe an injury is picked up.
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Post#518 » by The Duke » Wed Jun 24, 2020 2:37 pm

WuTang_OG wrote:I guess they really think that bubble is going to work


Positive test now are suppose to happen.
They are trying to weed out the positive tests, isolate them now.
Let them recover, and than eventually have camp/ to go the bubble
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Post#519 » by WuTang_OG » Wed Jun 24, 2020 3:23 pm

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WuTang_OG wrote:I guess they really think that bubble is going to work


Positive test now are suppose to happen.
They are trying to weed out the positive tests, isolate them now.
Let them recover, and than eventually have camp/ to go the bubble


I assume the workers coming in and out of the bubble will be taking extra precautions by the NBA
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Post#520 » by Zeno » Wed Jun 24, 2020 4:07 pm

What a bizarre situation. Raptors are down in Florida holding camp and there is complete media silence and likely zero info will come out. Even if someone tests positive we may not hear a word and if we do it is likely just a number of people. This is after all, personal health info. I guess just pretend no news is good news at this point as results from first round of testing are likely already back. I listened to a podcast that mentioned that the kind of tests they are using for this give results in a few hours...
When will we just change the name of 25 of the 30 teams to the Washington Generals?

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