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7 hours ago, Boston said:

It leaves them with a very young core with one potential high-end superstar in Tatum (22 years old) and one star in Jaylen Brown (24 in October) and three first round picks in this year's draft that either thru those picks or thru trades hopefully helps them increase their depth which is an issue...C's are gonna be a legit contender for quite sometime.

it will be interesting. they are certainly head and shoulders above the current Sixers, so no matter what, as a Sixers fan we will be looking up. 

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So is Magic Johnson.  link  He broke it down like this: "I'm so excited for Denver vs. Utah Game 7 & to see Jamal Murray vs. Donovan Mitchell! For Denver to win, Nikola Jokić, Gary Harris, Pa

Two posts in and no 76er talk? That boycott was really powerful.

Full disclosure--I think both Kawhi and Lebron  are great players and I'm not trying to hate on either of them.  With that said--I do think that even though its only been one day since the Clippers lo

7 hours ago, Boston said:

It leaves them with a very young core with one potential high-end superstar in Tatum (22 years old) and one star in Jaylen Brown (24 in October) and three first round picks in this year's draft that either thru those picks or thru trades hopefully helps them increase their depth which is an issue...C's are gonna be a legit contender for quite sometime.

:goodposting: Celtics, barring injury, are set for a long long long long long time.

I don't know that there's a trio I'd take over the next 5 years. Even if/when Kemba declines, you've got two high level talents in their prime. Tatum is IMO elite star for the future. Brown's another All-Star. Both are flexible in multiple spots. Personally there's not 5 guys in the league I'd prefer over Tatum over the next 5-10 years. Theis & Time Lord is a very good, low cost duo at the 5. They've also got potential off bench with Langford/G.Williams/Edwards. Not sure what more one is looking for. :shrug: 

 

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Happy game 7 day!

I'll be on a football field for the first half, but should have a good chance to catch the end of the game.  Let's go Cs!

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6 minutes ago, Anarchy99 said:

The sad part is they should already have won 5 games. 

Don't remind me.  :hot:

We are trying to keep it positive up in here!

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Just now, Jayrod said:

Don't remind me.  :hot:

We are trying to keep it positive up in here!

The league said “Sorry, our bad” about missing a foul on Walker with two seconds to go in regulation of Game 6. I actually wish they didn’t bother reviewing and reporting on stuff like that. It’s not like they are going to go back and have Kemba shoot the free throws and finish out the last 2 seconds. The league also said they missed a travel on Powell in OT that would have negated a basket. 

If you want positivity, I saw a tweet that said teams with a +30 scoring differential through 6 games were far more likely to win Game 7’s. I forget the number, but I thought it was like 80-85%.

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14 hours ago, Craig_MiamiFL said:

:goodposting: Celtics, barring injury, are set for a long long long long long time.

I don't know that there's a trio I'd take over the next 5 years.

 

This a good question. Kemba is only signed for the next 3 years, so might not be great to look at it through the next 5 years. But what are the "best" trios over the next 3 years?

You gotta go with Lebron/AD/whoever and Kawhi/PG/whoever though. What other trios? Butler/Bam/Herro? Jokic/Murray/Porter? Steph/Klay/Draymond? Booker/Ayton/Bridges? Conley/Mitchell/Gobert? Luka/Porzingis/???

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20 minutes ago, the moops said:

This a good question. Kemba is only signed for the next 3 years, so might not be great to look at it through the next 5 years. But what are the "best" trios over the next 3 years?

You gotta go with Lebron/AD/whoever and Kawhi/PG/whoever though. What other trios? Butler/Bam/Herro? Jokic/Murray/Porter? Steph/Klay/Draymond? Booker/Ayton/Bridges? Conley/Mitchell/Gobert? Luka/Porzingis/???

KD/Irving/?

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45 minutes ago, the moops said:

This a good question. Kemba is only signed for the next 3 years, so might not be great to look at it through the next 5 years. But what are the "best" trios over the next 3 years?

You gotta go with Lebron/AD/whoever and Kawhi/PG/whoever though. What other trios? Butler/Bam/Herro? Jokic/Murray/Porter? Steph/Klay/Draymond? Booker/Ayton/Bridges? Conley/Mitchell/Gobert? Luka/Porzingis/???

KAT/Russell/#1 pick

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Not going to create a whole new topic on it, but is it just me or is interest in fantasy football/football way down? Not a topic I wanted to discuss in Shark Pool because Joe has a business to run. I didn't hear a peep from my friends that are always wanting to talk fantasy football or do a local league. Lack of football buzz IMO has been in large part because NBA playoffs have been so good.

Maybe I'm living in my own little bubble.

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31 minutes ago, Craig_MiamiFL said:

Not going to create a whole new topic on it, but is it just me or is interest in fantasy football/football way down? Not a topic I wanted to discuss in Shark Pool because Joe has a business to run. I didn't hear a peep from my friends that are always wanting to talk fantasy football or do a local league. Lack of football buzz IMO has been in large part because NBA playoffs have been so good.

Maybe I'm living in my own little bubble.

Hear ya. In the last few years I've had 50-100 season long teams (mostly best ball). This year I'm doing the subscriber contest and DFS, and that's it.

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37 minutes ago, Craig_MiamiFL said:

Not going to create a whole new topic on it, but is it just me or is interest in fantasy football/football way down? Not a topic I wanted to discuss in Shark Pool because Joe has a business to run. I didn't hear a peep from my friends that are always wanting to talk fantasy football or do a local league. Lack of football buzz IMO has been in large part because NBA playoffs have been so good.

Maybe I'm living in my own little bubble.

Part of it is that we are all getting older and have other things to do. I started in FF in 1996 and this will be third year in a row where I am in 0 leagues. 

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2 hours ago, Craig_MiamiFL said:

Not going to create a whole new topic on it, but is it just me or is interest in fantasy football/football way down? Not a topic I wanted to discuss in Shark Pool because Joe has a business to run. I didn't hear a peep from my friends that are always wanting to talk fantasy football or do a local league. Lack of football buzz IMO has been in large part because NBA playoffs have been so good.

Maybe I'm living in my own little bubble.

Took a while to get going and the summer was very very quiet.  But now that we're going I'm hearing just as much if not more than other years from my friends.

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3 minutes ago, Nigel said:

Impressive that Denver’s will to fight down 17 was stronger than the allure of getting the f out of the bubble. 

On the latest Freakanomics podcast former NFL player/President of NFLPA/COO of the NBAPA Dominique Foxworth said that he thought NFL players would be willing to stay in a bubble for 7 months if the NFL would provide it. I say no way would players be willing to do that. Especially because the idea apparently proposed by the NFLPA was creating “bubbles” at team facilities where players would live in adjacent hotels and only go back and forth to team facilities.

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16 minutes ago, Nigel said:

Brown just shredded his groin, damn. 

C's are one of the best teams in the league at milking any kind of contact and acting it up when needed. Not too surprising. Waiting for Smart to throw himself on the floor to get a T against the Raptors

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I hate when teams play offense like this down the stretch. Boston hasn't actually played a real offensive possession in like their last 7 possessions. Even pulled up in transition. If they'd tried to score at all instead of trying to bleed every second off the shot clock with plenty of time left they'd probably be up by 10 right now. 

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10 minutes ago, modogg said:

C's are one of the best teams in the league at milking any kind of contact and acting it up when needed. Not too surprising. Waiting for Smart to throw himself on the floor to get a T against the Raptors

What are you talking about? He slipped on a wet spot on the court. Fell in slow motion as his foot slid out from under him. Wasn't trying to get a call. 

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1 minute ago, modogg said:

will be an interesting series. Heat don't have enough guys to cover Kemba, Tatum and Brown. On flip side, i don't think C's can guard Butler or Bam much either. 

Bam is the guy they don't have an answer for.

Smart/Brown can neutralize Butler.

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13 minutes ago, FreeBaGeL said:

What are you talking about? He slipped on a wet spot on the court. Fell in slow motion as his foot slid out from under him. Wasn't trying to get a call. 

Speaking of which, they need better mops/moppers - guys slipping all over the place in all these bubble games.

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8 minutes ago, wilked said:

So that guy Siakim is not that good, I learned 

He's not a great #1 guy, but luckily that guy for the Raptors is Lowry.

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