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Re: Play In Race!! 

Post#41 » by everdiso » Thu Apr 22, 2021 3:36 pm

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I don’t know man, Malachi freakin Flynn is making a difference and he’s barely drafted in the first round. This team just knows how to maximize mediocre talent


Analytics said Flynn was one of the best players in the draft


Yeah but is he really?


We'll see - but in this his first month of getting a real opportunity, he sure is looking like it.
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Post#42 » by Mr.Raptorsingh » Thu Apr 22, 2021 3:46 pm

Raps gonna pull a 1st rd upset imo
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Post#43 » by Parataxis » Thu Apr 22, 2021 4:40 pm

everdiso wrote:If they stop sitting guys every game, they'll make the play-ins comfortably imo. They could even make a run at 8th or 7th, given the injuries to some of the teams we're chasing.

The question is does it really even matter which of the 7-10 slots they finish in? I don't really think so. I don't see any clear advantage in any of those slots.


The teams sitting in 7/8th place only need to win 1 of 2 to get in. The teams sitting in 9/10th need to win both. Also, the best the 9/10th team can finish is the 8th seed, which means facing off against the top seed.
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Post#44 » by Zeno » Thu Apr 22, 2021 4:46 pm

Mr.Raptorsingh wrote:Raps gonna pull a 1st rd upset imo

Not saying they are and not saying they aren't but the truly sad thing is that even if they did pull off such a miracle, there are a lot of people around here that would either call it fake and/or call a 2nd round loss(if that is where it ended) "pointless", and "not worth giving up 5 draft slots for"
When will we just change the name of 25 of the 30 teams to the Washington Generals?

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Post#45 » by mademan » Thu Apr 22, 2021 4:48 pm

Beating the Nets in the first round would make it all worth it, lol
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Post#46 » by everdiso » Thu Apr 22, 2021 4:56 pm

Parataxis wrote:
everdiso wrote:If they stop sitting guys every game, they'll make the play-ins comfortably imo. They could even make a run at 8th or 7th, given the injuries to some of the teams we're chasing.

The question is does it really even matter which of the 7-10 slots they finish in? I don't really think so. I don't see any clear advantage in any of those slots.


The teams sitting in 7/8th place only need to win 1 of 2 to get in. The teams sitting in 9/10th need to win both. Also, the best the 9/10th team can finish is the 8th seed, which means facing off against the top seed.



cool. thx.
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Post#47 » by Zeno » Thu Apr 22, 2021 5:09 pm

mademan wrote:Beating the Nets in the first round would make it all worth it, lol

Let's say they were missing Harden and/or Durant. Would the "fakeness" still be worth it?
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Post#48 » by mademan » Thu Apr 22, 2021 5:46 pm

Zeno wrote:
mademan wrote:Beating the Nets in the first round would make it all worth it, lol

Let's say they were missing Harden and/or Durant. Would the "fakeness" still be worth it?


That might make it better. Spoiling the NBA's Lakers-Nets finals and hearing months about how it was only because of injury and the whining that would ensue. ghad that would be amazing
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Post#49 » by Fairview4Life » Thu Apr 22, 2021 9:38 pm

Zeno wrote:
mademan wrote:Beating the Nets in the first round would make it all worth it, lol

Let's say they were missing Harden and/or Durant. Would the "fakeness" still be worth it?


Hell yeah.
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Post#50 » by t54zhao » Thu Apr 22, 2021 11:54 pm

Even if it was the Sixers, I'd be overjoyed to beat those losers in round 1.

Shows them right for offering spare parts for Lowry.

Also I want to see Embidd cry again
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Post#51 » by canada_dry » Fri Apr 23, 2021 12:16 am

Everyone saying "nEtS sWeEp fIrSt rOuNd" like They're likely to catch the sixers with all these injuries. Its gonna be the sixers, who we match up.well with and could make interesting.

And thats even if we get there. Maybe we only make the play in game and lose, and keep the lottery pick.



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Post#52 » by F22_Raptor » Fri Apr 23, 2021 1:06 am

Just for reference...

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Post#53 » by WeThe2019Champs » Sat Apr 24, 2021 2:44 am

WSH may never lose. :banghead: :banghead: :banghead:
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Post#54 » by tecumseh18 » Sat Apr 24, 2021 2:49 am

WeThe2019Champs wrote:WSH may never lose. :banghead: :banghead: :banghead:


Wizards played Beal and Russ 36 and 37 minutes respectively against the freakin' Thunder, and you're frustrated that they won?

Come the f down from the ledge.
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Post#55 » by WeThe2019Champs » Sat Apr 24, 2021 3:47 pm

tecumseh18 wrote:
WeThe2019Champs wrote:WSH may never lose. :banghead: :banghead: :banghead:


Wizards played Beal and Russ 36 and 37 minutes respectively against the freakin' Thunder, and you're frustrated that they won?

Come the f down from the ledge.


I'm talking about rest of there remaining schedule.
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Post#56 » by dohboy_24 » Sat Apr 24, 2021 4:28 pm

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Tied with Chicago and only 1 game ahead of Sacramento for the #7 pick ATM. Stay the course....
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Post#57 » by TorontoRapsFan » Sat Apr 24, 2021 11:15 pm

I have a feeling Raps will rest starters again. Basically this was a couple games of "ok, you think you can win now that we're back to striking distance, fine... play against these playoff teams and we'll see after that".
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Post#58 » by C_Money » Sun Apr 25, 2021 12:16 am

We’re still only 1.5 games back with 12 games to go. We can do it.
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Post#59 » by ac1011990 » Sun Apr 25, 2021 12:25 am

C_Money wrote:We’re still only 1.5 games back with 12 games to go. We can do it.

This play in tournament is literally a participation medal for a bunch of men who make 30 million dollars.

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Post#60 » by TorontoRapsFan » Sun Apr 25, 2021 12:50 am

The play in isn't the worst idea. Especially if the league shortens the season which is something NBPA has wanted for a long time. The western play in is good. Team10-7 are all fairly close. I'd prefer they played more than single game elimination though. Maybe if only the 8th spot was up for grabs and 7 and 8 played single game, and 9-10 played single game and then a best of 3 for that 8th spot. I know people think what's the point of fighting for the 8th spot for a team that is most likely going to get their as*es handed to them, but there are a lot of teams who need it just to maintain a decent fanbase. Some of you might remember how the Hawks had whole empty sections worth of seats in their playoff games.
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