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Post#761 » by WaltFrazier » Sun Jan 10, 2021 9:36 pm

ash_k wrote:
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ash_k wrote: MLB "survived" and the NBA is not experiencing anything close to what MLB went through. NBA will be just fine.


We are not even a month in. People thought the Sixers game should have been postponed rather than them play with 7 guys. This will become more frequent.

Seems like every day the wiretap has some new Covid related news. Latest is:

Maxi Kleber Out 10-14 Days Due To COVID-19 Protocols, Mavs Shut Down Practice Facility

Not even close to how bad it looked for the MLB, plus back then testing was not at the level than it is now. Consider those 'miss-games' like missing games for a sprain ankle or the flu.
Players are now just forced to increase their awareness.


Who cares about baseball? Their rosters are much bigger.

NBA teams are playing with 7 and 8 players, Sixers and now Celts. It is the first month. It was pretty rare to see that for just injuries pre-Covid, now it may become a regular thing.

I noticed Lamar Jackson ran straight off the field after his win today, no shaking hands with any Titans. Likely inspired from the Tatum-Beal scenario. He did come back out the tunnel for a TV interview but stayed distant from others around him, plus a mask.
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Post#762 » by WaltFrazier » Sun Jan 10, 2021 9:39 pm

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I think there should be a separate General Discussion thread for covid issues only, as the season progresses.

By not postponing the Sixers the other night with only 7 players, they set a precedent which may become a problem. Maybe they will postpone Laker games if Lebron comes into contact.
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Post#763 » by KL78192020 » Sun Jan 10, 2021 9:41 pm

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game just got cancelled. I was kinda looking forward to it lol.
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Post#764 » by dagger » Sun Jan 10, 2021 9:43 pm

I think there is a decent chance the league is going to have to pause. The situation in the US is worsening. Florida new cases now exceeding 20,000.

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Post#765 » by PrinceAli » Sun Jan 10, 2021 9:49 pm

The league will do anything it can to make sure the season doesn’t get halted. There’s a lot of money at stake here. It would be the right thing to do though

Realistically though they should shorten the season more. Maybe to like 42 games and then head back to bubble for playoffs or something. 72 games is a lot of opportunities for things to go wrong
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Post#766 » by AkelaLoneWolf » Sun Jan 10, 2021 10:14 pm

dagger wrote:I think there is a decent chance the league is going to have to pause. The situation in the US is worsening. Florida new cases now exceeding 20,000.

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This is the reality of the current NBA season. The more I think about it, the more reason there is to tank this year. We are in desperate need of talent. There are only so many undrafted and second round gems that you can get.
If we do tank we can come into next offseason with:
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Post#767 » by gerrit4 » Mon Jan 11, 2021 7:43 pm

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dagger wrote:I think there is a decent chance the league is going to have to pause. The situation in the US is worsening. Florida new cases now exceeding 20,000.

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This is the reality of the current NBA season. The more I think about it, the more reason there is to tank this year. We are in desperate need of talent. There are only so many undrafted and second round gems that you can get.
If we do tank we can come into next offseason with:
1. a top 10 pick
2. a high second round pick
3. max contract space
4. playing in Toronto.
I trust in our scouting staff and Masai and Webster to make good picks and develop the young staff we have.


If not "tanking" (the word has different meanings around the board), then at least I think it's pretty obvious we won't make any big "win-now" moves to make a run this season. For example, giving up draft picks for someone like Vucavic would be an even worse move than in a normal season.

Not to mention, our biggest issue right now is depth, and we haven't had any games missed due to COVID yet.
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Post#768 » by gerrit4 » Mon Jan 11, 2021 7:49 pm

Also, it's not unrealistic that this 72 game season becomes a 52 game season.
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Post#769 » by Psubs » Tue Jan 12, 2021 12:48 am

2-7 Wizards lead the 7-3 Suns, 45-25 midway through the 2nd quarter.
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Post#770 » by Psubs » Tue Jan 12, 2021 12:49 am

gerrit4 wrote:Also, it's not unrealistic that this 72 game season becomes a 52 game season.


I hope they do another bubble for the playoffs if there are still no fans by then.
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Post#771 » by PrinceAli » Tue Jan 12, 2021 1:07 am

Psubs wrote:2-7 Wizards lead the 7-3 Suns, 45-25 midway through the 2nd quarter.

Jeez they’re destroying them. 68-42 at half now
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Post#772 » by WaltFrazier » Tue Jan 12, 2021 6:50 am

AkelaLoneWolf wrote:
dagger wrote:I think there is a decent chance the league is going to have to pause. The situation in the US is worsening. Florida new cases now exceeding 20,000.

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This is the reality of the current NBA season. The more I think about it, the more reason there is to tank this year. We are in desperate need of talent. There are only so many undrafted and second round gems that you can get.
If we do tank we can come into next offseason with:
1. a top 10 pick
2. a high second round pick
3. max contract space
4. playing in Toronto.
I trust in our scouting staff and Masai and Webster to make good picks and develop the young staff we have.


I'm not so sure about the playing in Toronto part. Canadians won't even have all been vaccinated by next fall.
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Post#773 » by douggood » Tue Jan 12, 2021 4:59 pm

AkelaLoneWolf wrote:This is the reality of the current NBA season. The more I think about it, the more reason there is to tank this year. We are in desperate need of talent. There are only so many undrafted and second round gems that you can get.
If we do tank we can come into next offseason with:
1. a top 10 pick
2. a high second round pick
3. max contract space
4. playing in Toronto.
I trust in our scouting staff and Masai and Webster to make good picks and develop the young staff we have.

we dont have our 2nd this year, det has it, we traded it to bkn during the championship season trade deadline during all the Gasol trade, rebalancing roster moves we made.
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Post#774 » by T-d0t » Tue Jan 12, 2021 5:05 pm

douggood wrote:
AkelaLoneWolf wrote:This is the reality of the current NBA season. The more I think about it, the more reason there is to tank this year. We are in desperate need of talent. There are only so many undrafted and second round gems that you can get.
If we do tank we can come into next offseason with:
1. a top 10 pick
2. a high second round pick
3. max contract space
4. playing in Toronto.
I trust in our scouting staff and Masai and Webster to make good picks and develop the young staff we have.

we dont have our 2nd this year, det has it, we traded it to bkn during the championship season trade deadline during all the Gasol trade, rebalancing roster moves we made.
Also, I don't think we will have max cap space (pretty close to it) because of our potential high pick
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Post#775 » by PrinceAli » Tue Jan 12, 2021 5:08 pm

If the league does end up going into a pause for 14 days or however long it might be, it’s possible they also cut down the season from 72 to a bit less like 62 or even 52. That would bode well for the tank since the sample size we have right now would be a greater percentage of the season
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Post#776 » by douggood » Tue Jan 12, 2021 5:22 pm

T-d0t wrote:
douggood wrote:
AkelaLoneWolf wrote:This is the reality of the current NBA season. The more I think about it, the more reason there is to tank this year. We are in desperate need of talent. There are only so many undrafted and second round gems that you can get.
If we do tank we can come into next offseason with:
1. a top 10 pick
2. a high second round pick
3. max contract space
4. playing in Toronto.
I trust in our scouting staff and Masai and Webster to make good picks and develop the young staff we have.

we dont have our 2nd this year, det has it, we traded it to bkn during the championship season trade deadline during all the Gasol trade, rebalancing roster moves we made.
Also, I don't think we will have max cap space (pretty close to it) because of our potential high pick


plus boucher has played himself into a position where you have to pick up option.
that being said i am still not sure we will have a top pick, we are 2.5 games behind a playoff spot, 62 games to go. barring a major injury i still believe we will be top 10 if not higher in the east.
remember its playin tournament this season.
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Post#777 » by C_Money » Wed Jan 13, 2021 1:33 am

This Rockets team looks terrible. No chemistry there whatsoever.
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Post#778 » by Steven1562 » Wed Jan 13, 2021 1:59 am

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Post#779 » by Westside Gunn » Wed Jan 13, 2021 2:22 am

NBA going to pay for 7-14 days? What am I reading?

https://nba.nbcsports.com/2021/01/11/report-nba-considering-halting-games-for-7-14-days/

Any update on this
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Post#780 » by bon » Wed Jan 13, 2021 3:12 am

Is it too late to get Durant?
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