2020-21 Around The NBA Thread

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Post#441 » by thedoppelganger » Thu Apr 15, 2021 10:32 pm

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This is more blatant than anything we're doing. Resting 3 starters on a non B2B against Orlando, 2 of which are in their mid 20s. Better not pull this against us on Sunday.
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Post#442 » by ThunderBolt » Thu Apr 15, 2021 10:47 pm

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This is more blatant than anything we're doing. Resting 3 starters on a non B2B against Orlando, 2 of which are in their mid 20s. Better not pull this against us on Sunday.

These needs to be reposted on the GB. I hate myself...here I go.
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#443 » by thedoppelganger » Thu Apr 15, 2021 11:04 pm

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This is more blatant than anything we're doing. Resting 3 starters on a non B2B against Orlando, 2 of which are in their mid 20s. Better not pull this against us on Sunday.

These needs to be reposted on the GB. I hate myself...here I go.

Good luck out there. I don’t want to throw stones from a glass house, but they’re a legitimately good team - 2nd round kind of team - doing this and it’s going completely under the radar.
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Post#444 » by Dadouv47 » Thu Apr 15, 2021 11:11 pm

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This is more blatant than anything we're doing. Resting 3 starters on a non B2B against Orlando, 2 of which are in their mid 20s. Better not pull this against us on Sunday.

These needs to be reposted on the GB. I hate myself...here I go.


ROFL. That thread on GB is toxic but somehow it makes me laugh
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Post#445 » by Dadouv47 » Fri Apr 16, 2021 12:34 am

lol @ tanking war...can't complain

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Post#446 » by ThunderBolt » Fri Apr 16, 2021 10:49 pm

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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#447 » by lebron stopper » Sat Apr 17, 2021 4:12 am

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Tankathon.com has a useful Strength of Schedule page here: http://www.tankathon.com/remaining_schedule_strength
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Post#448 » by Dadouv47 » Sat Apr 17, 2021 10:25 pm

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Post#449 » by jake_swivel » Mon Apr 19, 2021 3:40 am

Cleveland's (20-36) next 7 games:

Detroit
Chicago
Charlotte
Washington
Toronto
Orlando
Washington

Should be good for at least a couple wins, no?

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Orlando's (18-39) next 8:

Atlanta
NO
Indiana
Lakers
Cleveland
Memphis
Memphis
Detroit

I don't think we pass Orlando.

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Washington's (23-33) next 4:

OKC
GS
OKC
Detroit

If OKC handles business, this should put the Wizards out of reach.

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Kings (23-34) next 2:

Twolves Xs 2

Aside from these games and the 3 OKC games, they won't be favored in another game for the rest of the season.

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Bulls (23-33) schedule:

Bruuuuuutal for the rest of the season. They'll be favored in maybe 2 more (detroit/cleveland), and then they play the East's murderer's row.

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Detroit is out of reach, I think, but they have 4 games against bottom 10 teams left.
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Post#450 » by Dadouv47 » Mon Apr 19, 2021 10:29 am

I guess we will end up with the 5th or 6th worst record (if we don't mess up against Washington).

Cleveland schedule is pretty easy and they are healthy now but....they suck. Gonna be really close.

Miami has one of the easiest schedule remaining but at least some other eastern team are winning a lot of games (Boston, Atlanta). Gonna be pretty good if they don't finish higher than the 6th spot.
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Post#451 » by mr570 » Mon Apr 19, 2021 2:06 pm

Aren't teams still resting at the end of the season? Even if you have the "top x hardest remaining schedule" teams that have their playoff spot locked in or relatively locked in aren't throwing starters at you or even caring about the win.
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Post#452 » by Old Man Game » Mon Apr 19, 2021 2:44 pm

mr570 wrote:Aren't teams still resting at the end of the season? Even if you have the "top x hardest remaining schedule" teams that have their playoff spot locked in or relatively locked in aren't throwing starters at you or even caring about the win.


Absolutely. It's a total crapshoot how the last 5 or 6 games of a season go. Those good teams will be playing third stringers out trying to make a name for themselves for some or in certain cases all of the game.
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Post#453 » by cjmcallist » Mon Apr 19, 2021 2:52 pm

jake_swivel wrote:Cleveland's (20-36) next 7 games:

Detroit
Chicago
Charlotte
Washington
Toronto
Orlando
Washington

Should be good for at least a couple wins, no?

Yes, but has to be against the right teams, I think? Need them to beat CHI, CHA, WAS, but lose to DET, TOR,ORL.

jake-swivel wrote:Detroit is out of reach, I think, but they have 4 games against bottom 10 teams left.

i think so. I had hoped (predicted) that we'd catch them. But, doesn't look like we will.
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Re: 2020-21 Around The NBA Thread 

Post#454 » by Dadouv47 » Mon Apr 19, 2021 2:56 pm

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mr570 wrote:Aren't teams still resting at the end of the season? Even if you have the "top x hardest remaining schedule" teams that have their playoff spot locked in or relatively locked in aren't throwing starters at you or even caring about the win.


Absolutely. It's a total crapshoot how the last 5 or 6 games of a season go. Those good teams will be playing third stringers out trying to make a name for themselves for some or in certain cases all of the game.


yeah Clippers/Jazz probably gonna rest a lot of players against us. Even if they are fighting for playoff seed, home court advantage isn't that important this season (maybe a bit more for Utah).

Warriors probably gonna be a lock for play in tournament by the time we play them (and Kings with no incentive to win but not much to do to help their lottery odds).

Can go either way, even more if SGA comes back.
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Re: 2020-21 Around The NBA Thread 

Post#455 » by jake_swivel » Tue Apr 20, 2021 12:49 am

cjmcallist wrote:
jake_swivel wrote:Cleveland's (20-36) next 7 games:

Detroit
Chicago
Charlotte
Washington
Toronto
Orlando
Washington

Should be good for at least a couple wins, no?


Yes, but has to be against the right teams, I think? Need them to beat CHI, CHA, WAS, but lose to DET, TOR,ORL.


I think it’s more important for Cleveland to get wins than to try to catch Detroit. Toronto has 4 more wins than OKC, and they are currently in the play-in. I think they are safely out of distance. There is a possibility of catching Orlando, but it’s pretty low. I’d take a Cleveland win over anyone, personally.
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Re: 2020-21 Around The NBA Thread 

Post#456 » by thedoppelganger » Fri Apr 23, 2021 10:54 pm

Owning multiple future picks from a team with a top 3 worst owner is a great feeling
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Post#457 » by jake_swivel » Fri Apr 23, 2021 11:02 pm

thedoppelganger wrote:Owning multiple future picks from a team with a top 3 worst owner is a great feeling
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Hopefully Fertita’s son is promoted.

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Post#458 » by jake_swivel » Sun Apr 25, 2021 12:43 am

Sac's Fox in Covid protocol. Gonna be out at least 1 of the 3 games. Wouldn't be surprised if he just didn't play any of the 3. Gonna be an interesting end of the season tank.
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Post#459 » by jake_swivel » Sun Apr 25, 2021 3:31 am

Minny wins and Houston is down 20. Love that Minny isn't fully going into the tank. Edwards is starting to come around and Towns and DLo finally healthy. Maybe they'll finally turn it around with another top pick. Would be interested to see how Towns and Mobley would mesh.
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Re: 2020-21 Around The NBA Thread 

Post#460 » by Dadouv47 » Mon Apr 26, 2021 2:17 am

Damn Cleveland is terrible. Gonna be really close with them

Glad Atlanta and the Knicks keeps winning for the Miami pick. Boston and Portland struggling sucks though

Wonder how much it will cost to move up 4-5 spots with the Miami pick if the Houston pick doesn't convey. Would something around Kenrich Williams and the Minny pick be enough? Kenrich may have some value for teams that will try to win next season.

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