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****The Official 2017-18 NBA Thread****

Discussion in 'Other Sports Forum' started by Boik14, Oct 17, 2017.

  1. phinswolverinesrockets

    phinswolverinesrockets If he dies, he dies

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    So many fans knew what was coming.
     
  2. sports24/7

    sports24/7 Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    Don't get me wrong. Brothers is notorious, especially against the home team. He's awful. But I don't think he was the reason they lost despite what fans thought. It was a great performance by the Jazz. That being said, your team is far better, and probably won't lose another game in the series, Brothers or not.
     
  3. sports24/7

    sports24/7 Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    On a side note, I don't know that I ever thought I'd root for the Celtics or Cavs in the playoffs, yet I'm rooting for both because I really dislike the Raptors and especially the Sixers.
     
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  4. phinswolverinesrockets

    phinswolverinesrockets If he dies, he dies

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    It's all good. You guys are entitled to your opinions. Just wanted to show that it ain't just me seeing the b.s. by this ref. Many Rockets fans have caught on after the many years of nonsense, and we are calling it out.
     
  5. aesop

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    Goodnight Sixers.
     
  6. BevoPhin

    BevoPhin Well-Known Member

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    The only thing that would make this sweeter would be if phillys arena shot confetti everywhere thinking they won.
     
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  7. Serpico Jones

    Serpico Jones Well-Known Member

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    No chance DeFraud DeFrozen stays in Toronto after this.
     
  8. BevoPhin

    BevoPhin Well-Known Member

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    Ill take him in miami. Send them whiteside, send NO winslow and another piece for cousins.
     
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  9. Vertical Limit

    Vertical Limit Senior Member

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    Ben Simmons is having himself a weak series... what happened to the aggressiveness in round 1? Just ridiculous how much his style changed from one week to the next. Good thing for him he still has many years to get better.
     
  10. Vertical Limit

    Vertical Limit Senior Member

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    Yea and not shocked that the raptors are getting owned by lebron... i had a feeling the wizards would pose a threat in the first round and they did. Toronto will always be Toronto..
     
  11. GARDENHEAD

    GARDENHEAD Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    No thanks re:Winslow “and a piece” for Cousins. That’s parently ridiculous.
     
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  12. CaribPhin

    CaribPhin Guest

    You went radio silent for a few days there.
     
  13. Fin-O

    Fin-O Initiated Club Member

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    It really isn't even a debate anymore on the greatest basketball player in the game. Even if you flat out HATE Lebron for personal reasons, it's time to concede.
     
  14. shamegame13

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    Lol Gotta love Fan trading. Where marginal players are made out to be superstars and superstars are made out to be marginal players.
     
  15. shamegame13

    shamegame13 Madison & Surtain

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    Sixers are toast. Do whatever they gotta do to get LeBron. Full court press in that regard.

    The coaching in this series has been so lopsided. It’s like watching a 7 speed bike vs a little tykes with plastic tires. If no LeBron, I think Brett Brown should definitely be looked at to be upgraded. It’s a game of chess and Brett Brown fell asleep at the table while Stevens puts down an onslaught of checkmates, having his way with Brett. Disgusted. Stevens is exploiting the whole **** Show. Lol Hate to see when Kyrie and Hayward come back, good lord.
     
  16. BevoPhin

    BevoPhin Well-Known Member

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    Buddy hield and a late lotto pick for Demarcus Cousins is ridiculous. But it happened.

    Id rather tank this year and get a chance at him next year for free.

    My bad, looks like hes actually a FA this year.
     
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  17. BevoPhin

    BevoPhin Well-Known Member

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    Hassan whiteside may be valuable to us as a tank commander for one season.
     
  18. Fin-O

    Fin-O Initiated Club Member

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    I just don’t see how he fits in with that team..

    I think he wants to go hang out with David Fizdale
     
  19. phinswolverinesrockets

    phinswolverinesrockets If he dies, he dies

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    Life.
     
  20. shamegame13

    shamegame13 Madison & Surtain

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    He’s actually highly needed for many reasons.

    1) On Court Coaching that these young guys desperately need. Redick and the others aren’t the answer here. They are role players. LeBrons On Court voice would do wonders and it’s highly needed with this young team. Brett Browns awful or lack thereof, mid-game adjustments make Andy Reid look like Bill Belichick.

    2) Intangibles. #1 links into this. However, we need a go-to guy for offense besides just Embiid and some streaky shooters while Ben works on a jumper. We need him to show these guys how to close out games, when to slow the ball down (because Brett Brown won’t do it).

    3) and probably the most logical reason, because he is 1,000x better than Robert Covington and a clear upgrade. Should always look to upgrade.

    LeBron carries a close relationship with Ben Simmons, which helps when it comes to signing LeBron considering Dwayne Wade and the Heat signing him in 2010 because they were good friends.

    I wouldn’t count on LeBron to NYK either. They weren’t one of the four teams reported that he had interest in (LAL, HOU, PHI, CLE) That could change now that Phil is gone and Fizdale is in but I still doubt it.
     
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  21. CaribPhin

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    The team would be super clogged up. They'd be better served with a wing who can actually shoot considering how poorly Simmons shoots past 5 feet.
     
  22. shamegame13

    shamegame13 Madison & Surtain

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    We have “shooters”. I don’t want another streaky (Belinelli, Redick, Covington, Ilyasova) shooter unless we are talking Klay Thompson level, those aren’t championship moves, they help the team out but that can’t be the final move if Philly really plans on making a championship run. I rather have a guy who can take charge and the guy that’s made it to the finals 8 years running and he has actual INTEREST in playing here. Complete the process and sign LeBron so he can teach these young men what it takes to win and how to win.

    Philly will be just fine with LeBron. Ask LeBron how he likes the ragtag team (I’m taking all bets that’s CLE finishes in the lottery next year if LeBron leaves) he is winning with right now and I’m sure he would trade that team for Phillys any day of the week. You see clogged up, I see ally oops all day, inside dominance, and less eyes on Embiid and Simmons and a reliant ball handler to take pressure off Ben.
     
  23. CaribPhin

    CaribPhin Guest

    SimonaS, James, Embiid, Fultz (maybe), and Covington is a clogged lineup. Even if Reddick plays over Fultz, that's one guy. You'd be better off with someone like George.
     
  24. shamegame13

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    Covington would be gone if we had LeBron. Don’t know the numbers but I can’t imagine us being able to afford him after LeBron with plans on signing Simmons and Saric soon.

    PG13 isn’t a bad move either. That’s 1B. I know Klay isn’t available but in an ideal world, he would be the guy behind LeBron that I would want.

    It wouldn’t be clogged because LeBron would know what to do with the lineup and how to use them to succeed and win. The guy has a long sheet of success with a lot of different players.
     
  25. Fin-O

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    I was speaking about the skill set. He and Ben play a similar style....just seems like an odd cast in regards to assignments.

    Those reports I wouldn't put ANY stock in....people have speculated about where that dude would go for years and it rarely turns out right. Not suggesting it will be NY, that is a pipe dream for us Knicks fan's, however I think he ends up staying or a Laker.
     
  26. Serpico Jones

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    Whiteside is liking a bunch of tweets about the Heat trading him.
     
  27. GARDENHEAD

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    You are bad at logic.
     
  28. BevoPhin

    BevoPhin Well-Known Member

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    You got a disgruntled star for peanuts because he had 1 year left on his contract. Now he has a brutal injury and is set to be a free agent, do you think youre getting Lebron James for him? Shed some light using that superior logical reasoning.
     
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  29. phinswolverinesrockets

    phinswolverinesrockets If he dies, he dies

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    Chris Paul and Clint Capela saved us from Harden's occasional westbrick-type play.

    No way in hell the Rockets win this game last year.

    Hakeem Olajuwon is in the crowd giving Capela a standing ovation. So proud of this kid.
     
  30. shamegame13

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    I don’t usually put any stock in it but.... it’s fact that LeBron was personally in Philly area checking out High Schools for his sons... so there’s that at least that, suggesting he is looking at Philly in some regard.
     
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  31. CaribPhin

    CaribPhin Guest

    So am I.
     
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  32. GARDENHEAD

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    Your faulty logic: Since New Orleans ripped off SAC in a trade, all ridiculous trade proposals for Demarcus are now legit.
     
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  33. CaribPhin

    CaribPhin Guest

    Stan is out in Detroit. Probably for the best since he wasn't interested in a demotion.
     
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  34. eltos_lightfoot

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    And I am liking your post about you liking Whiteside liking posts where they talk about him being traded.
     
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  35. CaribPhin

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    I don't even care about return on the trade. I'm fine with anything that removes our obligations. Same with TJ. Miami committed long term money to too many players. I'm fine with the Olynyk deal. Its not too expensive and he's a contributor. The deals I'm most hoping we can move are Whiteside, TJ, and Waiters. If Dion comes back up to the all-star break balling, I move him immediately.
     
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  36. eltos_lightfoot

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    Oh totally! I still can't believe they signed Tyler Johnson. They should have never matched that crappy contract. Getting rid of Whiteside's and Johnson's contracts would be very helpful.
     
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  37. BevoPhin

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    Lol where the hell are you getting that from? I’m talking about this specific trade scenario I mentioned. The pelicans actual investment into him and his previous trade value is relevant, imo.

    The point is moot. He’s a FA this year and can be had without giving up any assets.
     
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  38. Boik14

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    How is Winslow any more accomplished at this point than the aforementioned Buddy Hield that you mentioned? I like both players but neither really lived up to expectations except for flashes here and there. And the other piece you mention? Is that a late lotto pick like you criticized the Pels of robbing Sacramento with? Just sayin, only Sac-town is dumb enough to accept that deal for Boogie. And unlike Winslow, Hield had 4 more years of team control not 1 and a team option.
     
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  39. GARDENHEAD

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    Vlade Divac is stupid. Dell Demps is not.
     
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  40. BevoPhin

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    An erratic big man who just ruptured his achilles who is set to be a FA isn't getting anything for New Orleans. I had forgotten that he is a FA this year when I proposed that.
     

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