2020-21 NBA Season Discussion

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Re: 2020-21 NBA Season Discussion 

Post#1741 » by Texas Chuck » Tue May 4, 2021 1:59 am

It's a marketing tie-in with one of the biggest franchises in all of entertainment. Whoever booked this deserves a raise no matter how lame you or I may find it. This is a great cross-promotion particularly with the younger audiences American sports leagues are finding it harder and harder to reach.
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Re: 2020-21 NBA Season Discussion 

Post#1742 » by bondom34 » Tue May 4, 2021 2:02 am

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Fadeaway_J wrote:It's even dumber in practice than it was in theory. :banghead:

Oh no I haven't been watching lol. Just seeing stuff on twitter, it sounds strange.

Whoever came up with this should be tried at The Hague

Holy moly I watched like a minute...oof
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Re: 2020-21 NBA Season Discussion 

Post#1743 » by yoyoboy » Tue May 4, 2021 2:53 am

Glad to see Westbrook playing well again.
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Post#1744 » by parsnips33 » Tue May 4, 2021 4:12 pm

Lakers Clippers 1st round would be nuts
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Re: 2020-21 NBA Season Discussion 

Post#1745 » by Ballerhogger » Tue May 4, 2021 11:11 pm

parsnips33 wrote:Lakers Clippers 1st round would be nuts

the series we wanted last year... It will be good one but man i wish lebron had few games to get into shape..
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Re: 2020-21 NBA Season Discussion 

Post#1746 » by Ballerhogger » Tue May 4, 2021 11:12 pm

yoyoboy wrote:Glad to see Westbrook playing well again.

hell be fun to see in the play in game
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Post#1747 » by Ballerhogger » Tue May 4, 2021 11:14 pm

eminence wrote:Who's a fan/not a fan of the play-in?
not fan of the play in. Should be given another chance if you cant make the 8th seed.
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Re: 2020-21 NBA Season Discussion 

Post#1748 » by Clyde Frazier » Wed May 5, 2021 9:54 pm

Read on Twitter


So this is nuts... When he actually plays of course.
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Post#1749 » by parsnips33 » Wed May 5, 2021 11:23 pm

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Read on Twitter


So this is nuts... When he actually plays of course.


And the media hardly talks about the Clippers this year

I bet he's happy as a clam
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Re: 2020-21 NBA Season Discussion 

Post#1750 » by bondom34 » Thu May 6, 2021 4:25 pm

Just looking at their schedule and the Bucks have a pretty easy remaining SOS. They might have a shot at the 2 seed.
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Re: 2020-21 NBA Season Discussion 

Post#1751 » by bondom34 » Thu May 6, 2021 5:04 pm

Also this gets interesting, though you can now have both big men 1st team which I like.

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Re: 2020-21 NBA Season Discussion 

Post#1752 » by HeartBreakKid » Thu May 6, 2021 5:10 pm

Why don't they just get rid of positions? What's the point in pretending Jokic and Embiid are power forwards
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Post#1753 » by Peregrine01 » Thu May 6, 2021 6:30 pm

HeartBreakKid wrote:Why don't they just get rid of positions? What's the point in pretending Jokic and Embiid are power forwards


They should do it like they do it with the all-star game - two backcourt and three frontcourt players.

If that's the case then the following makes sense to me:

Jokic
Embiid
Giannis
Luka
Curry
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Post#1754 » by BIGJ1ER » Thu May 6, 2021 11:03 pm

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HeartBreakKid wrote:Why don't they just get rid of positions? What's the point in pretending Jokic and Embiid are power forwards


They should do it like they do it with the all-star game - two backcourt and three frontcourt players.

If that's the case then the following makes sense to me:

Jokic
Embiid
Giannis
Luka
Curry


Would've removed strange instances like Deandre Jordan making an all nba team too, I much prefer this.

We already do it with guards, potentially being able to have two point guards etc, why not just follow this format so the best players get rewarded?
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Re: 2020-21 NBA Season Discussion 

Post#1755 » by eminence » Thu May 6, 2021 11:27 pm

I wouldn't have Embiid in the discussion anyways - pretty clear top 6 RS guys for me: Jokic/Gobert>Gianis/Steph/Kawhi/Luka.
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Re: 2020-21 NBA Season Discussion 

Post#1756 » by Peregrine01 » Fri May 7, 2021 4:08 am

KD's defense has gotten concerning. He was never a guy blowing up plays off-ball but now he's pretty much nonexistent as a rim protector and has been getting bodied inside. Against guards, it's not looking like he can stay with a lot of guys off the dribble. I just can't see this Nets defense getting meaningfully better to prevent getting killed in the paint in the playoffs. They're just gonna have to rely on outscoring everyone.
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Re: 2020-21 NBA Season Discussion 

Post#1757 » by Doctor MJ » Fri May 7, 2021 4:44 am

Peregrine01 wrote:KD's defense has gotten concerning. He was never a guy blowing up plays off-ball but now he's pretty much nonexistent as a rim protector and has been getting bodied inside. Against guards, it's not looking like he can stay with a lot of guys off the dribble. I just can't see this Nets defense getting meaningfully better to prevent getting killed in the paint in the playoffs. They're just gonna have to rely on outscoring everyone.


I feel a narrative blowing up where Harden becomes seen as the true alpha which leads to another wave of mockery toward KD that hasn't responded well to any time it's happened.
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Re: 2020-21 NBA Season Discussion 

Post#1758 » by HeartBreakKid » Fri May 7, 2021 9:25 am

Harden is certainly better than Durant now but I'm not sure if the mainstream media/general populace will widely acknowledge it yet. Durant still has a lot of clout in his name.
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Re: 2020-21 NBA Season Discussion 

Post#1759 » by Eddy_JukeZ » Fri May 7, 2021 9:32 am

HeartBreakKid wrote:Harden is certainly better than Durant now but I'm not sure if the mainstream media/general populace will widely acknowledge it yet. Durant still has a lot of clout in his name.


Don't think they ever will.

I could see Durant having a monster series that further prevents that.
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Re: 2020-21 NBA Season Discussion 

Post#1760 » by HeartBreakKid » Fri May 7, 2021 9:34 am

I think so too, he seems pretty poise to put up big numbers in the post season as he usually does. Unless the announcers point it our or there's a holy grail of memes it seems unlikely that people will notice how bad his defense is.

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