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2019-20 NBA Thread: I’m not following the league at all right now tbh

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2 hours ago, Capella said:

Maybe Coach K can come back next year. 

did he have a "bad back" this year?

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9 minutes ago, Ramblin Wreck said:

A porn company wants to buy naming rights to the Miami Heat arena and call it Bang Bros. Arena.  :lmao:

Actually it would be The BangBros Center AKA “The BBC”.

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15 minutes ago, Ramblin Wreck said:

A porn company wants to buy naming rights to the Miami Heat arena and call it Bang Bros. Arena.  :lmao:

@Capella This is screaming for a title change

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3 hours ago, Insein said:

@Capella This is screaming for a title change

I’ll work on it!  Can’t be blue here with the certain rules 

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6 hours ago, coyote5 said:

Colangelo won't forget world cup pullouts

 

Ooooooooooooooooh them players done gone and done it now!!

Players want to play in the Olympics by and large. I have no doubt about that. He’ll probably hold true to that about some non-superstars that screwed them the year but if Harden, Lebron, Curry, Aaron Gordon etc want to go they’re going to be in. 

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France got thumped by Argentina, so that's great. Hopefully we can beat the mighty Poles for 7th place. 

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13 minutes ago, Moe. said:

Hopefully we can beat the mighty Poles for 7th place. 

Thankfully that game is not being played in Miami.

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15 hours ago, Capella said:

I’ll work on it!  Can’t be blue here with the certain rules 

Miami Heat to play in Moments of Intimate and Sacred Contact Arena.

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8 hours ago, Long Ball Larry said:

Miami Heat to play in Moments of Intimate and Sacred Contact Arena.

In the NBA, that's a foul if he's the shooter.

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On 9/12/2019 at 4:15 PM, coyote5 said:

Colangelo won't forget world cup pullouts

 

Ooooooooooooooooh them players done gone and done it now!!

I called this awhile back. If the top Talent keeps not wanting to play these games the lack of depth and talent the US have develop will come back and bite them. Didn't think it'd happen this soon. 

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So some Sixers news and for any Sixers fan this would be nice My mom's work (Works at CHOP are Chidlren's Hospital of Philadelphia) got free 76ers stuff at work. Thats the good news. The Bad news? It was All Markel Fultz stuff his Jerseys and Jersey Tees. My mom ended up with 2 Blue Jerseys, 3 White and 2 Blue Jersey Tee's. They are literally giving their Fultz stuff away for free at this point. 

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13 hours ago, DJackson10 said:

I called this awhile back. If the top Talent keeps not wanting to play these games the lack of depth and talent the US have develop will come back and bite them. Didn't think it'd happen this soon. 

USAB had very little to do with developing said talent.

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7 hours ago, Navin Johnson said:

USAB had very little to do with developing said talent.

I'm talking overall. We just let our superior top guys like the Lebrons and all do all our talking but we lack actual player development and developing guys to be better. 

 

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47 minutes ago, DJackson10 said:

I'm talking overall. We just let our superior top guys like the Lebrons and all do all our talking but we lack actual player development and developing guys to be better. 

 

You’re completely wrong. The level of talent and development has never been better. 

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2 minutes ago, Capella said:

You’re completely wrong. The level of talent and development has never been better. 

Then why did the US fail to medal? please don't say the best aren't playing. This is essentially USA's B team. The lack of development will hurt and from what that article is saying it sounds like some of the members who didn't wish to participant will no longer be invited to the team. Europe is catching up on a talent stand point. Name the last non blue chipper the US has actually developed from a College and pro stand point? I think the NBA changing rules to fit the European game more could help and make it more entertaining again? 

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37 minutes ago, DJackson10 said:

Then why did the US fail to medal? please don't say the best aren't playing. This is essentially USA's B team. The lack of development will hurt and from what that article is saying it sounds like some of the members who didn't wish to participant will no longer be invited to the team. Europe is catching up on a talent stand point. Name the last non blue chipper the US has actually developed from a College and pro stand point? I think the NBA changing rules to fit the European game more could help and make it more entertaining again? 

It was nowhere near the B team. Mitchell was their best player and he’s what, the 12-15th best American? They failed to medal because they lost to France in a one-off. Has absolutely nothing to do with the development of American basketball player at all. 

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On 9/14/2019 at 9:54 PM, DJackson10 said:

So some Sixers news and for any Sixers fan this would be nice My mom's work (Works at CHOP are Chidlren's Hospital of Philadelphia) got free 76ers stuff at work. Thats the good news. The Bad news? It was All Markel Fultz stuff his Jerseys and Jersey Tees. My mom ended up with 2 Blue Jerseys, 3 White and 2 Blue Jersey Tee's. They are literally giving their Fultz stuff away for free at this point. 

I mean they basically gave him away for free as well...

I’ll be here all season!1!1!1!!1!1!

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1 hour ago, Capella said:

It was nowhere near the B team. Mitchell was their best player and he’s what, the 12-15th best American? They failed to medal because they lost to France in a one-off. Has absolutely nothing to do with the development of American basketball player at all. 

I think I disagree a bit. US audiences like the dunks. Shooting is kind of boring, which is why there are so few Stephen Curry types. It doesn't translate well to the international game, and the gap showed.

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1 hour ago, Capella said:

It was nowhere near the B team. Mitchell was their best player and he’s what, the 12-15th best American? They failed to medal because they lost to France in a one-off. Has absolutely nothing to do with the development of American basketball player at all. 

Yeah...sometimes this isn’t rocket science...FIBA is pre-GS basketball where centers are still important and we lost to 2 of the 3-4 best in basketball. 

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28 minutes ago, DallasDMac said:

I think I disagree a bit. US audiences like the dunks. Shooting is kind of boring, which is why there are so few Stephen Curry types. It doesn't translate well to the international game, and the gap showed.

There are so many 3 point shooters in the NBA right now that it’s almost unbelievable. The shooting has never been better. Things like dunking and big men dominating are just not what the game is about right now at all. 

 

Not many Steph Curry types? 57 players last year averaged 38% from 3. That’s almost 2 per team!

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9 hours ago, Capella said:

There are so many 3 point shooters in the NBA right now that it’s almost unbelievable. The shooting has never been better. Things like dunking and big men dominating are just not what the game is about right now at all. 

 

Not many Steph Curry types? 57 players last year averaged 38% from 3. That’s almost 2 per team!

We were 13th out of the 32 teams in the tourney.

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8 minutes ago, DallasDMac said:

We were 13th out of the 32 teams in the tourney.

Cool. A 7 game sample definitely outweighs thousands of games worth of nba data. 

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15 hours ago, DallasDMac said:

I think I disagree a bit. US audiences like the dunks. Shooting is kind of boring, which is why there are so few Stephen Curry types. It doesn't translate well to the international game, and the gap showed.

There are all kinds of things being argued on this page but the reason that there are so few "Stephen Curry types" isn't because shooting is boring, it's because he is a total freak of nature and a historical anomaly.

Not to mention the fact that EVERYBODY wants to shoot now, from the tallest to the smallest, because it is such a prized skill and because so many kids idolize Steph to the point that the get off my lawn crew has now taken up the cause that Curry is bad for the game because it makes kids want to shoot too many 3s.

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17 hours ago, Capella said:

 

Not many Steph Curry types? 57 players last year averaged 38% from 3. That’s almost 2 per team!

Oh come on.  That argument is disingenuous.  I don't think his comparison began and ended solely on shooting percentage from 3.  How many of those 57 players could you lean on to be a primary scorer and more importantly a crunch time scorer?  That leaves aside that Curry shot almost 44% from 3 last season, so the 38% is just an arbitrary number to make a silly comparison.

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11 hours ago, Capella said:

Cool. A 7 game sample definitely outweighs thousands of games worth of nba data. 

I guess we can try to get FIBA to expand it to a thousand game tourney. :shrug:

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Who exactly are these foreign Curry’s some of you seem to be referencing? Ricky Rubio was tournament MVP by the way, what a sharpshooter.

Maybe we lost a game in a single elimination tourney with a poorly constructed roster, or maybe Argentina really is the second best team in the world.

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3 hours ago, scoobus said:

Who exactly are these foreign Curry’s some of you seem to be referencing? Ricky Rubio was tournament MVP by the way, what a sharpshooter.

This future all-star for one.

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7 hours ago, coyote5 said:

Oh come on.  That argument is disingenuous.  I don't think his comparison began and ended solely on shooting percentage from 3.  How many of those 57 players could you lean on to be a primary scorer and more importantly a crunch time scorer?  That leaves aside that Curry shot almost 44% from 3 last season, so the 38% is just an arbitrary number to make a silly comparison.

Most people consider 38% to be an excellent shooter from 3, although the numbers I posted were actually for 37%, which is still very good. 22 players shot above 40%  

He literally said “shooting is kind of boring there aren’t many Steph Curry types” — how else was I supposed to read that? We were talking about how he thinks there is a lack of shooting and everybody wants to dunk. What does being a primary scorer have to do with that? There was nothing disingenuous about what I wrote. 

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somewhat interesting:

FIBA WC champs: Spain

NBA champs: Canada

NBA MVP: Greece

NBA ROY: Slovenia

NBA DPOY: France

NBA MIP: Cameroon

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47 minutes ago, Long Ball Larry said:

somewhat interesting:

FIBA WC champs: Spain

NBA champs: Canada

NBA MVP: Greece

NBA ROY: Slovenia

NBA DPOY: France

NBA MIP: Cameroon

Go Celtics!!

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Posted (edited)

Derrick Rose in the best shape of his life :popcorn: 

Also Fultz :popcorn::popcorn:

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4 hours ago, Long Ball Larry said:

that new james harden shot could be interesting if he can really do it in the regular season.  shades of dirk.

Seems to me that getting good at that shot would screw up your regular straight on shot. 

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5 hours ago, Long Ball Larry said:

that new james harden shot could be interesting if he can really do it in the regular season.  shades of dirk.

he'll be doing Bob Pettit's lazy Susan from the corner next

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2 hours ago, bigbottom said:

Seems to me that getting good at that shot would screw up your regular straight on shot. 

Yeah, I'm also worried he might inspire Westbrook to attempt more long range buffoonery.  

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https://theblast.com/c/lonzo-ball-lavar-big-baller-brand-lawsuit-basketball-shoes

"LaVar Ball has been sued by his ex-business partner who is accusing the basketball father of embezzling over $2.5 million from the family-owned companies and exploiting his own children for personal wealth and fame."

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29 minutes ago, mr. furley said:

https://theblast.com/c/lonzo-ball-lavar-big-baller-brand-lawsuit-basketball-shoes

"LaVar Ball has been sued by his ex-business partner who is accusing the basketball father of embezzling over $2.5 million from the family-owned companies and exploiting his own children for personal wealth and fame."

sounds like a cabinet appointment is the logical next step...

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8 minutes ago, Major said:

 Wow. Loose twitter fingers costing the Rockets a lot of money.  I know Fertitta ripped Morey a new hole after this.  

https://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/27780777/china-suspends-work-rockets-gm-tweet

China is 100% trying to get Morey #cancelled right now.

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4 hours ago, Good Posting Judge said:

China is 100% trying to get Morey #cancelled right now.

When analytics go wong 

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Hell, we ALL should support Hong Kong's fight for democracy against communism. F China and their totalitarian control. An NBA franchise doesn't need to bow down to tyranny for money.

[/oopswrongforum] #growaspine

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