Around the NBA: 2018—19

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Post#41 » by Pillendreher » Thu Oct 18, 2018 8:51 am

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Off to a rough start with those corner 3s:

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"I don't know of any player that, when the shot goes up, he doesn't want it to go in," Donovan said
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Post#42 » by slick_watts » Thu Oct 18, 2018 2:02 pm

can we talk about how great the raptors have drafted the past three years?

2015 delon wright
2016 jakob poetl, pascal siakam, fred vanvleet udfa
2017 og anunoby

five decent to downright elite role players with only one lottery pick.
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Post#43 » by Jstock12 » Thu Oct 18, 2018 2:38 pm

slick_watts wrote:can we talk about how great the raptors have drafted the past three years?

2015 delon wright
2016 jakob poetl, pascal siakam, fred vanvleet udfa
2017 og anunoby

five decent to downright elite role players with only one lottery pick.


Masai had some duds at first (Caboclo, Daniels), but since 2015 his drafting was very solid, no complete misses. Anunoby can someday become a Kawhi-lite.
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Post#44 » by Osirus89 » Thu Oct 18, 2018 8:05 pm

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bondom34 wrote:Unrelated, but Kemba Walker.

He's the guy at the rec center that I would constantly swear isn't that good while he torches everyone in the gym. There are like ten guys in the gym that should be better than him but he keeps outplaying them all.

He's better than Irving and I won't be convinced otherwise.


Kemba is invisible only because he plays in Charlotte. If he ever found his way to another team, he would wreck havoc. If he somehow wound up in Milwaukee with Giannis... OMG.
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Post#45 » by Jstock12 » Fri Oct 19, 2018 11:22 am

Joe Ingles is an elite role player.
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Post#46 » by ThunderBolt » Sat Oct 20, 2018 1:45 am

Boston and Toronto have some serious depth.
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Post#47 » by spearsy23 » Sun Oct 21, 2018 5:45 am

Man, with doncic, young, and JJJ this is shaping up as one of the most fun rookie classes to watch. These guys are coming into the league with more skills than we've seen in the last 10+ years.
“If you're getting stops and you're making threes and the other team's not scoring, that's when you're going to see a huge point difference there,” coach Billy Donovan said.
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Post#48 » by Old Man Game » Sun Oct 21, 2018 1:12 pm

Seeing the Mavs and the Wolves score in the 140s & 130s makes me even more annoyed that we couldn't even get out of the low 90s the other night against the Clippers. LAC's defense is good, not that good (or shouldn't be).
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Post#49 » by ThunderBolt » Sun Oct 21, 2018 10:30 pm

Now that I’ve actually seen the spitting, I’m going to say rondo is a punk. This was not a rivalry or important game. Also, what’s the deal with Ingram’s overreaction? In this instance I think the rockets are relatively innocent. CP3 will get a suspension for throwing a punch but I’ll be disappointed if his suspension is the same and rondo’s.

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Lakers forward Brandon Ingram received a four-game ban, teammate Rajon Rondo got three games and Rockets guard Chris Paul got a two-game suspension.

I’m good with this.
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Post#50 » by Osirus89 » Tue Oct 23, 2018 5:36 am

Scores are starting to normalize a bit more now. There are games going into OT that don't have insane scores. Hope that continues.

It also figures that Boston would play one of their worst games ever tonight and probably be out of their funk just in time for the game on Thursday. I can only hope they don't figure it out by Thursday.
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Post#51 » by ThunderBolt » Wed Oct 24, 2018 11:56 pm

Dennis Smith JR is the next Andrew Wiggins.
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Post#52 » by xxSnEaKyPxx » Thu Oct 25, 2018 5:38 pm

bondom34 wrote:
spearsy23 wrote:
bondom34 wrote:Unrelated, but Kemba Walker.

He's the guy at the rec center that I would constantly swear isn't that good while he torches everyone in the gym. There are like ten guys in the gym that should be better than him but he keeps outplaying them all.

He's better than Irving and I won't be convinced otherwise.

Agreed 100%.
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Post#53 » by RalphSampsonJr » Thu Oct 25, 2018 8:32 pm

Curry has made 7 more 3s this season than OKCs whole team. Yuck
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Post#54 » by Pillendreher » Thu Oct 25, 2018 8:45 pm

RalphSampsonJr wrote:Curry has made 7 more 3s this season than OKCs whole team. Yuck


That's an unfair comparison. The Warriors have already played 5 games compared to our 3.
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Post#55 » by RalphSampsonJr » Thu Oct 25, 2018 9:12 pm

Pillendreher wrote:
RalphSampsonJr wrote:Curry has made 7 more 3s this season than OKCs whole team. Yuck


That's an unfair comparison. The Warriors have already played 5 games compared to our 3.


No its not fair. Currys attempted 3s: 54
Okcs attempted 3s: 109
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Post#56 » by ThunderBolt » Thu Oct 25, 2018 10:27 pm

i guess morey isn’t aftaid to make a big decision about his roster after three games.
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Post#57 » by bondom34 » Thu Oct 25, 2018 10:28 pm

Knrstz wrote:i guess morey isn’t aftaid to make a big decision about his roster after three games.



That would be insane, but they can't be all picks, has to be at least 1 swap. You can't trade 2 consecutively, they have none owed to them, and can't trade more than 5 years out (2024).

Edit: NVM I was wrong, but:
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FoundANewSlant wrote:it's really fundamental defensive flaws exhibited here by Westbrook, PG, and Adams that put Melo into vulnerable positions here yet you can't recognize or explain it.

So Paul George is the reason Carmelo Anthony struggled on defense all these years...
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Post#58 » by ThunderBolt » Thu Oct 25, 2018 10:45 pm

I realize we don’t have anything close to four frp’s to offer but if Sam didn’t try for butler, I’ll be disappointed. I was reading on the wolves board about KAT, and there is some talk about how he is better suited for the four if they could get a defensive center. I’ve said before that Adams is my favorite player on the team but it’s time to throw sustainability out the window and make a serious run at something beyond a first round exit. Go for it or rebuild.
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Re: Around the NBA: 2018—19 

Post#59 » by ThunderBolt » Sat Oct 27, 2018 12:13 am

Saw this on the GB in the thread about Kevin Durant calling the wizards weak:

Michael Jordan wrote:"They are weak"

Hi I'm Kevin Durant, I was an MVP candidate who joined a 73 win team after they came back from down 3-1 to beat me and I approve this message.
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Re: Around the NBA: 2018—19 

Post#60 » by spearsy23 » Sat Oct 27, 2018 12:51 am

If the rockets lose tonight I don't think we're the biggest disappointment of the short season.
“If you're getting stops and you're making threes and the other team's not scoring, that's when you're going to see a huge point difference there,” coach Billy Donovan said.

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