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Post#421 » by Dadouv47 » Fri Apr 2, 2021 11:39 am

Old Man Game wrote:Did you all see the KD Michael Rapaport thing? Durant and the internet and being weird again.

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Durant is so dumb that I stopped carrying about anything he can say or do.

Still gonna root against Brooklyn obviously...
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Post#422 » by jake_swivel » Fri Apr 2, 2021 12:05 pm

Old Man Game wrote:Did you all see the KD Michael Rapaport thing? Durant and the internet and being weird again.


Wouldn’t want a championship if it meant him being on the team. Can’t stand him.
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Post#423 » by Old Man Game » Fri Apr 2, 2021 8:35 pm

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Old Man Game wrote:Did you all see the KD Michael Rapaport thing? Durant and the internet and being weird again.


Wouldn’t want a championship if it meant him being on the team. Can’t stand him.
This got no attention with all the anti-gay references he made but am I the only one that found the shot he took at Rapaport's net worth noteworthy? That's some straight up mean girls, high school cafeteria type stuff bringing up a person's money.

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Post#424 » by Dadouv47 » Sun Apr 4, 2021 4:49 pm

Bucks with 110+ millions in 3 players...I wish they had a late FRP to trade. A guy like Kenrich could be worth it when you have such big contracts on your team.
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Post#425 » by slicedbread2 » Sun Apr 4, 2021 5:44 pm

Dadouv47 wrote:Bucks with 110+ millions in 3 players...I wish they had a late FRP to trade. A guy like Kenrich could be worth it when you have such big contracts on your team.


Well sadly they don't have any 1sts left to trade. The only thing they have left is their own 2nds along with Houston's 21 2nd and Indiana's 25 2nd round pick.

I'll say it again, they made a fatal mistake in not going over the luxury tax to match Brogdon. Even if he wanted out, you could've flipped him to a team and gotten more assets to trade for Harden and still snag Jrue Holiday if they were smart. It's quite frankly a miracle for them that Giannis has chosen to stay considering the mass incompetence in the Bucks FO.
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Post#426 » by ThunderBolt » Sun Apr 4, 2021 6:50 pm

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Dadouv47 wrote:Bucks with 110+ millions in 3 players...I wish they had a late FRP to trade. A guy like Kenrich could be worth it when you have such big contracts on your team.


Well sadly they don't have any 1sts left to trade. The only thing they have left is their own 2nds along with Houston's 21 2nd and Indiana's 25 2nd round pick.

I'll say it again, they made a fatal mistake in not going over the luxury tax to match Brogdon. Even if he wanted out, you could've flipped him to a team and gotten more assets to trade for Harden and still snag Jrue Holiday if they were smart. It's quite frankly a miracle for them that Giannis has chosen to stay considering the mass incompetence in the Bucks FO.

The Bogdan Bogdanoovic debacle was more embarrassing but letting Malcom Brogdon was more costly.
bondom34 wrote:The GB gets mad if you are a "treadmill team"

The GB gets mad if you lose.

The GB gets mad if your team is too good.

The GB gets mad if you have a player they don't like.
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Post#427 » by ThunderBolt » Sun Apr 11, 2021 10:53 am

Gary Trent JR is fun to watch. I would love to have a guy on our team that can shoot like him.
bondom34 wrote:The GB gets mad if you are a "treadmill team"

The GB gets mad if you lose.

The GB gets mad if your team is too good.

The GB gets mad if you have a player they don't like.
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Post#428 » by thedoppelganger » Tue Apr 13, 2021 3:10 pm

Read on Twitter

Awful for the Nuggets. One of the most fun teams to watch in the league, and was hoping they'd make a deep run again with their new look squad. Pretty clear that the teams that went far in the bubble were put at a big disadvantage this season.
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Post#429 » by cjmcallist » Tue Apr 13, 2021 3:28 pm

thedoppelganger wrote:
Read on Twitter

Awful for the Nuggets. One of the most fun teams to watch in the league, and was hoping they'd make a deep run again with their new look squad. Pretty clear that the teams that went far in the bubble were put at a big disadvantage this season.

Horrible news. Was looking forward to seeing them in the playoffs.

Is there a recent comp for returning from ACL injury? I know Lavine came back from one.

Trailblazers could be shooting for home court again.
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Post#430 » by jake_swivel » Tue Apr 13, 2021 4:32 pm

Terrible news on Murray. Let’s just keep on resting SGA on this shortened season......
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Post#431 » by ThunderBolt » Tue Apr 13, 2021 5:21 pm

Injuries are the worst part of sports. I’m sure will get bitten again at some point.
bondom34 wrote:The GB gets mad if you are a "treadmill team"

The GB gets mad if you lose.

The GB gets mad if your team is too good.

The GB gets mad if you have a player they don't like.
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Post#432 » by Dadouv47 » Tue Apr 13, 2021 6:30 pm

ThunderBolt wrote:Injuries are the worst part of sports. I’m sure will get bitten again at some point.


even more in a 5vs5 sport with some players earning around 30% of your cap space.
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Post#433 » by jake_swivel » Tue Apr 13, 2021 7:14 pm

I think MPJ is gonna pick up a lot of slack offensively. He’s a stud. He’s been through a pretty perfect developmental process to step up for this.
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Post#434 » by ThunderBolt » Thu Apr 15, 2021 7:27 pm

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Cleveland plays the bulls twice next week on Mon and Wed.
bondom34 wrote:The GB gets mad if you are a "treadmill team"

The GB gets mad if you lose.

The GB gets mad if your team is too good.

The GB gets mad if you have a player they don't like.
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Post#435 » by jake_swivel » Thu Apr 15, 2021 7:35 pm

ThunderBolt wrote:
Read on Twitter

Cleveland plays the bulls twice next week on Mon and Wed.


The bulls are in a tailspin. Might have to start worrying about them accidentally out-tanking okc.
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Post#436 » by ThunderBolt » Thu Apr 15, 2021 7:41 pm

jake_swivel wrote:
ThunderBolt wrote:
Read on Twitter

Cleveland plays the bulls twice next week on Mon and Wed.


The bulls are in a tailspin. Might have to start worrying about them accidentally out-tanking okc.

I still think I would rather have Cleveland beat them. I'm pretty surprised at their struggles. I know it takes a while to adjust to new players but I can't believe how much they have struggled since the got Vuc.
bondom34 wrote:The GB gets mad if you are a "treadmill team"

The GB gets mad if you lose.

The GB gets mad if your team is too good.

The GB gets mad if you have a player they don't like.
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Post#437 » by thedoppelganger » Thu Apr 15, 2021 8:05 pm

ThunderBolt wrote:
jake_swivel wrote:
ThunderBolt wrote:
Read on Twitter

Cleveland plays the bulls twice next week on Mon and Wed.


The bulls are in a tailspin. Might have to start worrying about them accidentally out-tanking okc.

I still think I would rather have Cleveland beat them. I'm pretty surprised at their struggles. I know it takes a while to adjust to new players but I can't believe how much they have struggled since the got Vuc.

The Bulls, Raptors, and Wizards are all going to end up in a tight battle for the last play-in spot while their fans are pissed because they'd rather them just tank at this point. Crazy thing is I wouldn't bet against the Raptors or Wizards winning their way in.
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Post#438 » by jake_swivel » Thu Apr 15, 2021 8:18 pm

ThunderBolt wrote:I still think I would rather have Cleveland beat them. I'm pretty surprised at their struggles. I know it takes a while to adjust to new players but I can't believe how much they have struggled since the got Vuc.


Yeah, I’ll root for the cavs.

The bulls are in trouble. Long term trouble. They are just not talented. Patrick Williams has seemed lethargic outside of the first part of the season. Never been a big Lavine fan, though he’s been better this year. Vooch.....I think you really have to build to hide him defensively.

I just don’t think they have much talent and no real ways to get talent in the next few years. The previous management really screwed them and the new management’s first big move looks to have backfired. Could have them in a hole for the next 5-10 years. I bet Lavine forces a trade for little return or he walks for nothing.
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Post#439 » by ThunderBolt » Thu Apr 15, 2021 8:27 pm

thedoppelganger wrote:
ThunderBolt wrote:
jake_swivel wrote:
The bulls are in a tailspin. Might have to start worrying about them accidentally out-tanking okc.

I still think I would rather have Cleveland beat them. I'm pretty surprised at their struggles. I know it takes a while to adjust to new players but I can't believe how much they have struggled since the got Vuc.

The Bulls, Raptors, and Wizards are all going to end up in a tight battle for the last play-in spot while their fans are pissed because they'd rather them just tank at this point. Crazy thing is I wouldn't bet against the Raptors or Wizards winning their way in.

I think one play in team is enough. The issue with the play in game is I don't know how much value teams really place in getting beat down by the number one seed in four games if they actually win the play in game. I can see a team winning the play in games to get in the playoffs, then the GM or coach still gets fired after they get smoked in the first round. Not to mention the eight seed that misses the playoffs because the lost the play in game probably also cleans house.
bondom34 wrote:The GB gets mad if you are a "treadmill team"

The GB gets mad if you lose.

The GB gets mad if your team is too good.

The GB gets mad if you have a player they don't like.
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Re: 2020-21 Around The NBA Thread 

Post#440 » by Dadouv47 » Thu Apr 15, 2021 9:58 pm

Cleveland gonna play Warriors, Bulls x2, Pistons, Raptors, Wizards x2, Hornets, Orlando.

Larry Nance Jr and Allen are back...which is huge. Hope Sexton can come back and stay healthy.

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