Jump to content
Fantasy Football - Footballguys Forums

2018-19 NBA Thread: Magic Johnson leaves Lakers in order to pursue other jobs to be completely terrible at


Recommended Posts

Manu retires. *Standing O* Will we ever see another EveryreadyBunny, Havlicek-type player out-hustling everybody & schooling folks he's got no business schooling have that kind of impact on the game again?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

3 minutes ago, wikkidpissah said:

Manu retires. *Standing O* Will we ever see another EveryreadyBunny, Havlicek-type player out-hustling everybody & schooling folks he's got no business schooling have that kind of impact on the game again?

I hope so.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Just now, Kraft... said:

Thats what I thought, Basketball Ref has his HOF probability as 20% :shrug::confused: 

BBR doesn't take into account non-NBA accomplishments, like Manu's international pro career and his stellar olympic/international resume.

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

15 minutes ago, Kraft... said:

Manu a HOFer?

There are NBA HOFers i would choose after Manu in a game of pickup, but i don't know that he was ever among the Top 25 players in the game during his career. I'd like all Halls of Fame to be smaller so, even after my earlier encomium, i'd say no.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

58 minutes ago, Capella said:

1st ballot. 

Yep.  I’d bet he’s first in line in the International queue.  Best South American player of all time, alpha of the only non-USA Olympic goal medal winner since USA started sending pros, All-EuroLeague with a EuroLeague title and Finals MVP before he joined the NBA.  Add a fringe HOF career in the NBA and this an easy, easy call.

  • Like 3
Link to comment
Share on other sites

6 hours ago, modogg said:

man, might be time to shut down the NBA thread for the next 5-6 years. My boy got a jumper, time to shut down the East for awhile:

https://www.libertyballers.com/2018/8/24/17778684/ben-simmons-workout-ucla-russell-westbrook-marvin-bagley

 

What happens when he leaves in a couple years?  

Link to comment
Share on other sites

On ‎8‎/‎23‎/‎2018 at 2:50 PM, modogg said:

i'd be in if I can get either Embiid or Simmons. Hard to talk smack if I don't have either of those guys. And I would draft 0 Celtics, so there is my draft strategy

That's why we're a good team.  We got Simmons and 2 deeply discounted Celtics.  And now that the season is over you don't have to hope they keep playing well.

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

David West announcing his retirement is an under the radar loss for Golden State.  Even as his time on the court shrunk the past few seasons he was still a very, very effective player on a per minute basis.  More importantly, he still demanded respect in the locker room and could hold the stars of the team accountable when needed.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

5 minutes ago, trader jake said:

David West announcing his retirement is an under the radar loss for Golden State.  Even as his time on the court shrunk the past few seasons he was still a very, very effective player on a per minute basis.  More importantly, he still demanded respect in the locker room and could hold the stars of the team accountable when needed.

Love guys who are jackholes AND great teammates. *tips cap*

Link to comment
Share on other sites

37 minutes ago, wikkidpissah said:

Love guys who are jackholes AND great teammates. *tips cap*

Yeah, he and Chris Paul made the New Orleans Hornets a very easy team to root against back in the days.

West was absolutely not a player to be messed with though.  He seemed to have two chips on his shoulder at all times.

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

20 hours ago, Niles Standish said:

That's why we're a good team.  We got Simmons and 2 deeply discounted Celtics.  And now that the season is over you don't have to hope they keep playing well.

you probably never have to worry about any of that at this point, since I assume that the WIS servers have been burned up and buried in a cave at this point

Link to comment
Share on other sites

3 hours ago, trader jake said:

David West announcing his retirement is an under the radar loss for Golden State.  Even as his time on the court shrunk the past few seasons he was still a very, very effective player on a per minute basis.  More importantly, he still demanded respect in the locker room and could hold the stars of the team accountable when needed.

also now they have one less cheapshot practitioner so thats gotta hurt on the cheapshot front take that to the bank brohan 

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

1 minute ago, SWC said:

also now they have one less cheapshot practitioner so thats gotta hurt on the cheapshot front take that to the bank brohan 

Lot of slack to be picked up on this front with no Zaza AND no West.  Is Draymond going to have any help dishing them out?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

i hope that some day chris paul plays in that three on three league with two other guards so that when he cheap shots someone and talks tough there will literally be no one to hold him back bro and he will get what he has coming take that to the bank brochachos 

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

41 minutes ago, modogg said:

how the hell is this thread at 121 pages and the season hasn't even started yet? :loco:

We were at 116 before August. Only 5 pages the last month. We really slowed down. 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

On 8/24/2018 at 10:15 PM, Long Ball Larry said:

Man I am getting old.  Andre Emmett feels like he was just at Texas tech a couple years ago.  He was drafted by the ####### supersonics.

and Why do they even have coaches in the big 3?

Who else is going to fight with the refs?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

2 hours ago, Long Ball Larry said:

you probably never have to worry about any of that at this point, since I assume that the WIS servers have been burned up and buried in a cave at this point

Which is too bad because we have a pretty good team I'd imagine.  Probably playoff level without major mismanagement in season.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

23 hours ago, wikkidpissah said:

Didn't see a thing in there that shows Simmons has upped his game. Also, Bags aint a stitch over 6'8 but is a better shooter than i thought.

IDK, wikkid, I've stood next to Bags (2 years ago when he was in HS).  Dude was every bit of 6'10" then.  Looked like a freaking tree walking through the gas station.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

16 minutes ago, Moe. said:

Interesting. 

Houston has traded Ryan Anderson and De'Anthony Melton to Phoenix for Marquese Chriss and Brandon Knight, league source tells ESPN.

Suns are basically paying $8m for Melton? That seems too steep. They must think they are getting something out of Anderson too, but :lmao: at the defense when he, Booker, and Ayton are out on the floor together.  

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

8 hours ago, Craig_MiamiFL said:

Hope Melton pans out or a very weird deal.

And I expected little to nothing from Knight (not a PG) or Chriss (both he and Bender have such low basketball IQ's)

hmm, don't get many Phoenix games here on the East coast, but i thought Chriss had some potential. 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

11 hours ago, thecatch said:

Suns are basically paying $8m for Melton? That seems too steep. They must think they are getting something out of Anderson too, but :lmao: at the defense when he, Booker, and Ayton are out on the floor together.  

I guess if a 2nd-round pick costs up to $3.5 million and Melton may have a bit more upside than most 2nd rounders, then it is close (???).  although buying the pick doesn't count against the cap, so really not a good comparison.

PHX cap management perplexing in general.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

11 hours ago, Moe. said:

Interesting. 

Houston has traded Ryan Anderson and De'Anthony Melton to Phoenix for Marquese Chriss and Brandon Knight, league source tells ESPN.

I like this. I did a similar thing as Atlanta's GM in our Basketball Forum(shshsh)'s mock draft earlier this summer. Traded Plumlee contract (offered either him, Baze or Schroder) and pick 1.19 to Phx GM for Knight & Chriss. Morey could look genius if CP3 & Harden str8ten Chriss's act out

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    • No registered users viewing this page.
×
  • Create New...