Preseason games discussion thread 2019

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How many times will the phrase "it's only preseason" be used in this thread on average?

Once every 10 pages or more
9
6%
Once every 8 pages
0
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Once every 6 pages
1
1%
Once every 4 pages
5
4%
Once every 3 pages
10
7%
Once every 2 pages
24
17%
Once every page
24
17%
Twice every page
24
17%
Thrice or more every page
42
30%
 
Total votes: 139

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Re: Preseason games discussion thread 2019 

Post#941 » by BKSZN » Thu Oct 10, 2019 2:56 pm

infinite11285 wrote:
SpeedyG wrote:
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Watch the game rather than box scores. All rotational guys were subbed out for the remainder of the game midway through the 3rd and never saw the floor again. At that time, the Lakers were ahead and in control.
If you watched the game you would also know the Nets basically were without Kyrie and Caris from 1st minutes of the game. But you do you...

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Oh, I'm well aware. The fact of the matter is no one knows who would've won if Kyrie, Caris, and all regular rotational guys played normal minutes. But I do know the chest-pounding and hot takes after an exhibition game in China is beyond narrow-minded.

Those same Lakers said “consider this a warning” after an exhibition game. :lol: if that’s not a hot take, then what is?
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Re: Preseason games discussion thread 2019 

Post#942 » by Trader_Joe » Thu Oct 10, 2019 2:56 pm

ClipsFanSince98 wrote:
infinite11285 wrote:
ClipsFanSince98 wrote:Shorthanded Nets missing their 3 best guys beat Lakers who had AD+Rondo+LeBron all put up a combined 54 points in decent minutes. Considered a warning?

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Watch the game rather than box scores. All rotational guys were subbed out for the remainder of the game midway through the 3rd and never saw the floor again. At that time, the Lakers were ahead and in control.
So we saw the Nets bench basically keeping it close, then when Lakers went to their bench they lost control. Sounds about right. The big concern for the Lakers this year is their lack of quality depth and how those pieces fit.

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And conversely the Nets' depth is arguably their strongest advantage.
Game was back and forth as it could be really.

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Nwaba
Temple
Kurucs
J.Allen (not sure if D.Jordan is now the starter or that was situational today)

3rd string: Pinson, Musa, Chandler, Ellenson, Claxton
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Re: Preseason games discussion thread 2019 

Post#943 » by infinite11285 » Thu Oct 10, 2019 3:06 pm

ClipsFanSince98 wrote:
infinite11285 wrote:
ClipsFanSince98 wrote:Shorthanded Nets missing their 3 best guys beat Lakers who had AD+Rondo+LeBron all put up a combined 54 points in decent minutes. Considered a warning?

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Watch the game rather than box scores. All rotational guys were subbed out for the remainder of the game midway through the 3rd and never saw the floor again. At that time, the Lakers were ahead and in control.
So we saw the Nets bench basically keeping it close, then when Lakers went to their bench they lost control. Sounds about right. The big concern for the Lakers this year is their lack of quality depth and how those pieces fit.

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I agree with you there. This Lakers team has a lot of new pieces that have to fit quickly. This game really highlighted that Caruso won't progress up the rotation and will remain an of the bench guy. Rondo played really, really well; even with LeBron. That's what kind of shocked me the most.
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Re: Preseason games discussion thread 2019 

Post#944 » by infinite11285 » Thu Oct 10, 2019 3:11 pm

BKSZN wrote:
infinite11285 wrote:
SpeedyG wrote:If you watched the game you would also know the Nets basically were without Kyrie and Caris from 1st minutes of the game. But you do you...

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Oh, I'm well aware. The fact of the matter is no one knows who would've won if Kyrie, Caris, and all regular rotational guys played normal minutes. But I do know the chest-pounding and hot takes after an exhibition game in China is beyond narrow-minded.

Those same Lakers said “consider this a warning” after an exhibition game. :lol: if that’s not a hot take, then what is?


"Those same Lakers"? Have some perspective...

The Lakers TWITTER feed posted that hot take, not the Lakers themselves. Some intern kid sent that, not a member of the team or FO. You shouldn't take twitter so seriously.
Bringyourgame wrote:Kawhi's better than Kareem and Russell. There were 2 teams in the 60's. One was stacked and the other slightly less stacked. Also it's not about invididual seasons or games. It's about the Complete Package. The totality of their careers.
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Re: Preseason games discussion thread 2019 

Post#945 » by ZB9 » Thu Oct 10, 2019 3:12 pm

Luka and Porzingis looked really good in their first game.
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Re: Preseason games discussion thread 2019 

Post#946 » by BKSZN » Thu Oct 10, 2019 3:15 pm

infinite11285 wrote:
BKSZN wrote:
infinite11285 wrote:
Oh, I'm well aware. The fact of the matter is no one knows who would've won if Kyrie, Caris, and all regular rotational guys played normal minutes. But I do know the chest-pounding and hot takes after an exhibition game in China is beyond narrow-minded.

Those same Lakers said “consider this a warning” after an exhibition game. :lol: if that’s not a hot take, then what is?


"Those same Lakers"? Have some perspective...

The Lakers TWITTER feed posted that hot take, not the Lakers themselves. Some intern kid sent that, not a member of the team or FO. You shouldn't take twitter so seriously.


DId I say the players said it? And their fans were cosigning that message so I don’t want to hear it it was fun when they beat the warriors now you want contest? Now Consider this right here a warning. Nets will dog walk you without our best players.
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Re: Preseason games discussion thread 2019 

Post#947 » by infinite11285 » Thu Oct 10, 2019 3:16 pm

Trader_Joe wrote:
ClipsFanSince98 wrote:
infinite11285 wrote:
Watch the game rather than box scores. All rotational guys were subbed out for the remainder of the game midway through the 3rd and never saw the floor again. At that time, the Lakers were ahead and in control.
So we saw the Nets bench basically keeping it close, then when Lakers went to their bench they lost control. Sounds about right. The big concern for the Lakers this year is their lack of quality depth and how those pieces fit.

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And conversely the Nets' depth is arguably their strongest advantage.
Game was back and forth as it could be really.

Dinwidde
Nwaba
Temple
Kurucs
J.Allen (not sure if D.Jordan is now the starter or that was situational today)

3rd string: Pinson, Musa, Chandler, Ellenson, Claxton


Agreed. Their depth will pose issues for 90% of the league. I definitely think they're deeper than Boston, and could arguably be the deepest team in the entire association once KD returns next season.
Bringyourgame wrote:Kawhi's better than Kareem and Russell. There were 2 teams in the 60's. One was stacked and the other slightly less stacked. Also it's not about invididual seasons or games. It's about the Complete Package. The totality of their careers.
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Post#948 » by BlazersBroncos » Thu Oct 10, 2019 3:19 pm

[quote]I definitely think they're deeper than Boston[/quote]

That isn't very hard to do, Boston isn't even an average deep team IMO.

The depth is going to kill it in the regular season, but until Durant comes back they are not a true playoff threat.
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Re: Preseason games discussion thread 2019 

Post#949 » by infinite11285 » Thu Oct 10, 2019 3:20 pm

BKSZN wrote:
infinite11285 wrote:
BKSZN wrote:Those same Lakers said “consider this a warning” after an exhibition game. :lol: if that’s not a hot take, then what is?


"Those same Lakers"? Have some perspective...

The Lakers TWITTER feed posted that hot take, not the Lakers themselves. Some intern kid sent that, not a member of the team or FO. You shouldn't take twitter so seriously.


DId I say the players said it? And their fans were cosigning that message so I don’t want to hear it it was fun when they beat the warriors now you want contest? Now Consider this right here a warning. Nets will dog walk you without our best players.


It's certainly evident you took a tweet and it's replies from fans as the gospel. I'm not on twitter, so I'll leave the nonsense from that platform to you. On this board, I didn't see too many Laker fans make too much of the game against the Warriors. All of the bloviating and hot takes came from fans of other teams and sports media.
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Re: Preseason games discussion thread 2019 

Post#950 » by BKSZN » Thu Oct 10, 2019 3:25 pm

infinite11285 wrote:
BKSZN wrote:
infinite11285 wrote:
"Those same Lakers"? Have some perspective...

The Lakers TWITTER feed posted that hot take, not the Lakers themselves. Some intern kid sent that, not a member of the team or FO. You shouldn't take twitter so seriously.


DId I say the players said it? And their fans were cosigning that message so I don’t want to hear it it was fun when they beat the warriors now you want contest? Now Consider this right here a warning. Nets will dog walk you without our best players.


It's certainly evident you took a tweet and it's replies from fans as the gospel. I'm not on twitter, so I'll leave the nonsense from that platform to you. On this board, I didn't see too many Laker fans make too much of the game against the Warriors. All of the bloviating and hot takes came from fans of other teams and sports media.


Give me a break. Their fans talked junk, so are we too. It’s above me now
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Re: Preseason games discussion thread 2019 

Post#951 » by Jazz9 » Thu Oct 10, 2019 3:29 pm

LeBron still missing those gimme layups he never used to during his last year on the Cavs
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Re: Preseason games discussion thread 2019 

Post#952 » by infinite11285 » Thu Oct 10, 2019 3:30 pm

BKSZN wrote:
infinite11285 wrote:
BKSZN wrote:
DId I say the players said it? And their fans were cosigning that message so I don’t want to hear it it was fun when they beat the warriors now you want contest? Now Consider this right here a warning. Nets will dog walk you without our best players.


It's certainly evident you took a tweet and it's replies from fans as the gospel. I'm not on twitter, so I'll leave the nonsense from that platform to you. On this board, I didn't see too many Laker fans make too much of the game against the Warriors. All of the bloviating and hot takes came from fans of other teams and sports media.


Give me a break. Their fans talked junk, so are we too. It’s above me now


Whatever helps you sleep at night...

IMO, trash talking during the preseason is rather foolish, and I hold that opinion for any fanbase.
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Re: Preseason games discussion thread 2019 

Post#953 » by SpeedyG » Thu Oct 10, 2019 3:30 pm

Pinkyring wrote:
SpeedyG wrote:
infinite11285 wrote:
Watch the game rather than box scores. All rotational guys were subbed out for the remainder of the game midway through the 3rd and never saw the floor again. At that time, the Lakers were ahead and in control.
If you watched the game you would also know the Nets basically were without Kyrie and Caris from 1st minutes of the game. But you do you...

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Thats so irrelevant to this post
Stay out of this Saltics fan lmao

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Re: Preseason games discussion thread 2019 

Post#954 » by yoyoboy » Thu Oct 10, 2019 3:32 pm

BKSZN wrote:
infinite11285 wrote:
BKSZN wrote:Those same Lakers said “consider this a warning” after an exhibition game. :lol: if that’s not a hot take, then what is?


"Those same Lakers"? Have some perspective...

The Lakers TWITTER feed posted that hot take, not the Lakers themselves. Some intern kid sent that, not a member of the team or FO. You shouldn't take twitter so seriously.


DId I say the players said it? And their fans were cosigning that message so I don’t want to hear it it was fun when they beat the warriors now you want contest? Now Consider this right here a warning. Nets will dog walk you without our best players.

Man calm down, Brooklyn would get throttled in the playoffs by Philly or Milwaukee. Best they can hope for is a second round appearance.
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Re: Preseason games discussion thread 2019 

Post#955 » by MrDollarBills » Thu Oct 10, 2019 3:36 pm

Trader_Joe wrote:
ClipsFanSince98 wrote:
infinite11285 wrote:
Watch the game rather than box scores. All rotational guys were subbed out for the remainder of the game midway through the 3rd and never saw the floor again. At that time, the Lakers were ahead and in control.
So we saw the Nets bench basically keeping it close, then when Lakers went to their bench they lost control. Sounds about right. The big concern for the Lakers this year is their lack of quality depth and how those pieces fit.

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And conversely the Nets' depth is arguably their strongest advantage.
Game was back and forth as it could be really.

Dinwidde
Nwaba
Temple
Kurucs
J.Allen (not sure if D.Jordan is now the starter or that was situational today)

3rd string: Pinson, Musa, Chandler, Ellenson, Claxton


Musa looks like he'll be pushing for time. But yeah that 2nd unit is a lock. Nwaba, Temple, and Kurucs are going to be a problem all year long for teams.
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Re: Preseason games discussion thread 2019 

Post#956 » by MrDollarBills » Thu Oct 10, 2019 3:37 pm

infinite11285 wrote:
BKSZN wrote:
infinite11285 wrote:
It's certainly evident you took a tweet and it's replies from fans as the gospel. I'm not on twitter, so I'll leave the nonsense from that platform to you. On this board, I didn't see too many Laker fans make too much of the game against the Warriors. All of the bloviating and hot takes came from fans of other teams and sports media.


Give me a break. Their fans talked junk, so are we too. It’s above me now


Whatever helps you sleep at night...

IMO, trash talking during the preseason is rather foolish, and I hold that opinion for any fanbase.


I agree but look at it from our perspective. We've been disrespected and mocked for years. Some of us aren't taking mess from any fanbase on here, especially from Knicks and Celtics fans. There's going to be beef on here all season long :lol:
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Re: Preseason games discussion thread 2019 

Post#957 » by BKSZN » Thu Oct 10, 2019 3:37 pm

yoyoboy wrote:
BKSZN wrote:
infinite11285 wrote:
"Those same Lakers"? Have some perspective...

The Lakers TWITTER feed posted that hot take, not the Lakers themselves. Some intern kid sent that, not a member of the team or FO. You shouldn't take twitter so seriously.


DId I say the players said it? And their fans were cosigning that message so I don’t want to hear it it was fun when they beat the warriors now you want contest? Now Consider this right here a warning. Nets will dog walk you without our best players.

Man calm down, Brooklyn would get throttled in the playoffs by Philly or Milwaukee. Best they can hope for is a second round appearance.

And Lakers would get throttled by the Clippers and Utah while at full strength while the Nets don’t even have our best player for a whole season and Kyrie hurt :lol: Consider this a warning
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Re: Preseason games discussion thread 2019 

Post#958 » by BKSZN » Thu Oct 10, 2019 3:38 pm

infinite11285 wrote:
BKSZN wrote:
infinite11285 wrote:
It's certainly evident you took a tweet and it's replies from fans as the gospel. I'm not on twitter, so I'll leave the nonsense from that platform to you. On this board, I didn't see too many Laker fans make too much of the game against the Warriors. All of the bloviating and hot takes came from fans of other teams and sports media.


Give me a break. Their fans talked junk, so are we too. It’s above me now


Whatever helps you sleep at night...

IMO, trash talking during the preseason is rather foolish, and I hold that opinion for any fanbase.


It’s basketball. When the ball rolls on the floor, trash will be talked
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Re: Preseason games discussion thread 2019 

Post#959 » by Archx » Thu Oct 10, 2019 3:38 pm

Jazz9 wrote:LeBron still missing those gimme layups he never used to during his last year on the Cavs


Same stuff with Doncic, missing the easy ones but makes the hard ones. Hardly anyone around but it just doesn't roll in. Weird world we live in :D
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Re: Preseason games discussion thread 2019 

Post#960 » by MrDollarBills » Thu Oct 10, 2019 3:40 pm

infinite11285 wrote:
Trader_Joe wrote:
ClipsFanSince98 wrote:So we saw the Nets bench basically keeping it close, then when Lakers went to their bench they lost control. Sounds about right. The big concern for the Lakers this year is their lack of quality depth and how those pieces fit.

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And conversely the Nets' depth is arguably their strongest advantage.
Game was back and forth as it could be really.

Dinwidde
Nwaba
Temple
Kurucs
J.Allen (not sure if D.Jordan is now the starter or that was situational today)

3rd string: Pinson, Musa, Chandler, Ellenson, Claxton


Agreed. Their depth will pose issues for 90% of the league. I definitely think they're deeper than Boston, and could arguably be the deepest team in the entire association once KD returns next season.


Yep and the team is prepared to retain everyone going into next season so a line up of Irving/LeVert/Prince/Durant/Allen is going to be lethal with sublime bench depth.
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