Around the NBA, Season 2020-2021

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Re: Around the NBA, Season 2020-2021 

Post#161 » by Crunch 99 » Fri Jun 4, 2021 4:17 pm

Las Vegas is favoring the Clips by 3 over the Mavs in game six tonight. I hope the gamblers are correct. I want this series to go to seven games to give Conley more time to rest up and potentially get ready for round two.
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Re: Around the NBA, Season 2020-2021 

Post#162 » by zero24gravity » Fri Jun 4, 2021 4:23 pm

vryadli wrote:
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There are still a lot of things which their fan can like about them. Both of them always were active on the market, successfully made a lot of bold roster move and accumulated a formidable star power.

If it didn't quite work on W-side, so what? Still they did their job, took some risk, it just didn't fall their way, so that's OK

Utah Jazz, on the other hand, never was able to deliver to their fans anything like that. For years its management was busy with dull, boring stuff like consistency, small improvement, small improvement of available players, team chemistry etc.


Huh, I guess over the past couple years they didn't trade for a player who ended up an All Star (Conley), sign another starter (Bogey), trade for (and extend) the 6th Man of the Year (Clarkson), plus brought back Favors (major upgrade over Bradley), and ended up with the #1 seed through continuity & team play, even after a rift grew between their 2 star players???? You're right, I'd rather had taken more "risk" and broke up the team that is breaking NBA team records.... because being a 4th or 7th seed whom lost in the first round, like the "risk-takers" is so much better. <heavy sarcasm>

Also, don't undervalue what bringing D-Wade into the fold potentially brings to the table. Other than what may end up being a wasted 1st round pick this last year, I don't don't see the flaw in the FO's decisions, which also included bringing in Ily, whom still may find himself valuable in the playoffs at some point.

Complaining about being the #1 team in the league, and comparing against LA teams, who players lobby to play for, seems silly to me. Different markets, different circumstances, and the Jazz are in a better position both in the standings & with having the younger talent & staying power.


I don't express my own approach. Personally, I don't care much about buying superstars and bold moves. I am not crazy even about
"winning it all". First and foremost I care about overachieving and team spirit. I definitely prefer a team which fight night in, night out and leave all on the court to collection of whining superstars.

I just expressed some opinions which I frequently read here for a quite long period of time.


Ah ok, I missed the sarcasm in your post. Well then... All good. :D
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Re: Around the NBA, Season 2020-2021 

Post#163 » by vryadli » Sat Jun 5, 2021 3:44 am

zero24gravity wrote:
Ah ok, I missed the sarcasm in your post. Well then... All good. :D


I was trying to make it subtle and polite... looks like at least first part was achieved.
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Re: Around the NBA, Season 2020-2021 

Post#164 » by Rauxcee » Sun Jun 6, 2021 10:10 pm

I am adamantly opposed to tanking for draft picks. I don't like it, I don't think it creates a winning team 95% of the time.. The one exception was Luka. I wanted the Jazz to tank for Luka. :lol:

Great player and hopefully the Mavs can get him some talent.
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Re: Around the NBA, Season 2020-2021 

Post#165 » by Inigo Montoya » Mon Jun 7, 2021 8:37 am

Rauxcee wrote:I am adamantly opposed to tanking for draft picks. I don't like it, I don't think it creates a winning team 95% of the time.. The one exception was Luka. I wanted the Jazz to tank for Luka. :lol:

Great player and hopefully the Mavs can get him some talent.


They can do it easily--just trade him to the Jazz straight up for Royce and he'll have plenty of talent to play with.

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KqWIN wrote:Why are we talking about Middleton, Harris, and Porter?

The real decision the Jazz FO is making is between Continuity, Cap Flexibility, and Cash Considerations.
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Re: Around the NBA, Season 2020-2021 

Post#166 » by Rauxcee » Mon Jun 7, 2021 7:11 pm

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Rauxcee wrote:I am adamantly opposed to tanking for draft picks. I don't like it, I don't think it creates a winning team 95% of the time.. The one exception was Luka. I wanted the Jazz to tank for Luka. :lol:

Great player and hopefully the Mavs can get him some talent.


They can do it easily--just trade him to the Jazz straight up for Royce and he'll have plenty of talent to play with.

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I'm even willing to throw in Niang to sweeten the deal.
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Re: Around the NBA, Season 2020-2021 

Post#167 » by Crunch 99 » Sat Jun 12, 2021 3:36 pm

CP3 and the Suns are healthy and playing really well. Denver hasn't even been in striking range of Phoenix late in the fourth quarter in the first three games. If we get by the Clips, we are going to need Conley to come back and compete against CP3.
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Re: Around the NBA, Season 2020-2021 

Post#168 » by GobertReport » Yesterday 1:54 am

Crunch 99 wrote:CP3 and the Suns are healthy and playing really well. Denver hasn't even been in striking range of Phoenix late in the fourth quarter in the first three games. If we get by the Clips, we are going to need Conley to come back and compete against CP3.


We need Conley back for game 4 and win, can’t give the clips confidence.
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