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Re: David Stern Memorial This Month in NBA Thread (January 2020)
« Reply #50 on: January 23, 2020, 05:48:46 AM »
Legit great basketball player and athlete, should have an elite level career and be crazy fun to watch for many years to come...as long as his play style doesn't lead to injuries. He's going to have to dial back a little when he's playing 30+ minutes every night.

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Re: David Stern Memorial This Month in NBA Thread (January 2020)
« Reply #51 on: January 23, 2020, 06:22:16 AM »

Lirl the laughter from Stacey after that as well as Kornet losing his man and giving up a wide open three

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Re: David Stern Memorial This Month in NBA Thread (January 2020)
« Reply #52 on: January 23, 2020, 06:55:32 AM »
If Zion can consistently hit threes, he's going to just make life a living hell for defenders.

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Re: David Stern Memorial This Month in NBA Thread (January 2020)
« Reply #53 on: January 23, 2020, 10:13:11 AM »
pfft I wasn't impressed sure Lebron went on a similar scoring streak in his debut and did it in the 3rd quarter but nah I am not buying into this one


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Re: David Stern Memorial This Month in NBA Thread (January 2020)
« Reply #54 on: January 23, 2020, 05:24:53 PM »
My only real problem with the all-star starters is Siakam over Butler.  Butler should have been eligible at guard anyway, so stupid. 

Don't have a problem with Trae Young because it's the freaking all-star game and he's having a spectacular individual season

I could see LAC (PG, Trez) and Boston (Tatum, Brown) both getting 3 guys in possibly.

my reserves

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Butler
Middleton
Beal
Lowry
Jaylen Brown
Sabonis
Bam

West:
Lillard
Mitchell
Paul
Jokic
George
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Gobert

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Re: David Stern Memorial This Month in NBA Thread (January 2020)
« Reply #55 on: January 23, 2020, 10:54:22 PM »
I thought all of this does Trae Young deserve to be in the All Star Game is stupid as heck. First of all, it's fan voted. 2nd, I don't care how crappy his team (or defense is), if you're averaging almost 30 points a game then you're probably getting into the All Star Game in some capacity.

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Re: David Stern Memorial This Month in NBA Thread (January 2020)
« Reply #56 on: January 24, 2020, 08:21:19 AM »
Again the guard depth is insane in the West

Russell Westbrook: 25.3/8.1/7.3
Paul George: 23.5/6.7/3.0
Devin Booker: 26.5/4.1/6.3
Damian Lillard: 28.3/4.2/7.6
DeMar DeRozan: 22.4/5.6/5.2
Donovan Mitchell: 24.7/4.2/4.2

Probably three of these guys aren't going to make the cut.  Imagine making that decision.

Interested to see if Chris Paul gets back as well.  His numbers aren't as good as the above players, but the Thunder have been the biggest surprise in the league IMO, firmly in the playoff picture, and it should quiet anyone who was saying that CP is a bad leader.

I think Drummond needs to have a place in the East.  Middleton is a nice player, but I'm not a fan of this unwritten rule that the first place team HAS to have more than one All-Star, and if we're being honest that's the only reason he's going to make it.  The Pistons have had a lot of bad luck with injuries, but Drummond has been a beast.  Only six times in NBA history has a player averaged 2 steals AND 2 blocks  in a season.  Drummond is averaging 2.1 steals and 1.8 blocks, while also leading the league in rebounding and averaging a career best in scoring.  (EDIT: And the Pistons are still somehow only 2 games out of the 8 spot, even without Blake and Reggie Jackson pretty much all season.)

Ben Simmons doesn't seem to be getting a lot of support either, which just looking at the numbers is baffling to me.  I'd probably take him before taking the second guy from any of the other teams in the East, aside from Butler/Bam.
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Re: David Stern Memorial This Month in NBA Thread (January 2020)
« Reply #57 on: January 24, 2020, 09:50:00 AM »
Warriors sending Willie Cauley-Stein to Dallas for a 2020 second-round pick
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Re: David Stern Memorial This Month in NBA Thread (January 2020)
« Reply #58 on: January 25, 2020, 01:08:02 AM »
Westbrook tried to get another fan kicked out last night.  I'm all for regulating inappropriate fan behavior, but it kinda feels like he's doing it for attention at this point
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Re: David Stern Memorial This Month in NBA Thread (January 2020)
« Reply #59 on: January 25, 2020, 03:44:59 AM »
Lauri Markkanens out 4 to 6 weeks (probably longer with the way the training staff judges injuries) and now the only non injured big men on the Bulls roster are Thad Young, Luke Kornet, and Cristiano Felicio. I have no idea what they do with Lauri as he's a RFA after this season. He's been awful pretty much all year although hobbled and the way Boylen uses him is infuriating. He might be what he's been this season or the Bulls let him go or trade him and he turns into a stud. He can't shoot anymore, rebounding numbers are way down, and his defense is putrid. But all that was better without Boylen.

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Re: David Stern Memorial This Month in NBA Thread (January 2020)
« Reply #60 on: January 27, 2020, 08:41:30 AM »
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Re: David Stern Memorial This Month in NBA Thread (January 2020)
« Reply #61 on: January 27, 2020, 02:49:10 PM »

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Re: David Stern Memorial This Month in NBA Thread (January 2020)
« Reply #62 on: January 28, 2020, 07:06:52 AM »

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Re: David Stern Memorial This Month in NBA Thread (January 2020)
« Reply #63 on: January 30, 2020, 04:20:30 AM »
Trying to return to some normalcy and what better with some lolKnicks news.

First, Marcus Morris might get fined and/or suspended for a weird misogynistic rant he went on after last night's game with The Grizzlies where he talked about how Jae Crowder played and acted like a woman.

Then Ja Morant talked about how the visitors locker room at MSG had no water pressure.

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Re: David Stern Memorial This Month in NBA Thread (January 2020)
« Reply #64 on: January 30, 2020, 05:37:38 AM »
https://apnews.com/d465010625f8118c5fdbf8e05103d21c
NBA is changing the format of the All Star Game this year as tribute to Kobe.

Format sounds---uh, kind of weird/confusing but I guess no one cares about the All Star Game anymore so what the heck?

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Re: David Stern Memorial This Month in NBA Thread (January 2020)
« Reply #65 on: January 30, 2020, 07:46:55 AM »
I do kind of like the idea of resetting the scores after every quarter, but yeah, that's way too convoluted.  I was thinking something like having one team all wear 8 and the other team all wear 24 would be a nice tribute.  I mean it's nice that they're paying homage but this is a little too gimmicky for my taste
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Re: David Stern Memorial This Month in NBA Thread (January 2020)
« Reply #66 on: January 30, 2020, 10:42:02 AM »
All-Star reserves

East:
Jayson Tatum
Domantas Sabonis
Jimmy Butler
Bam Adebayo
Khris Middleton
Ben Simmons
Kyle Lowry

West:
Nikola Jokic
Russell Westbrook
Brandon Ingram
Chris Paul
Damian Lillard
Donovan Mitchell
Rudy Gobert

Got all of them right in the West, missed two in the East (had Drummond and Beal in place of Middleton and Lowry).  I'm not as critical of the Middleton selection after looking at his percentages, but you can't tell me that Washington would be better with him instead of Bradley Beal
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Re: David Stern Memorial This Month in NBA Thread (January 2020)
« Reply #67 on: January 30, 2020, 12:45:45 PM »
no issue with the picks tbh.  there's a couple of snubs, and I think the rosters should be expanded to 15, but nothing is too egregious.

Beal should be there.  I give Middleton the edge because he's a 2-way player on the best team in the league.  He's kind of underrated IMO because he plays with Giannis.  He's a really smart, efficient player who doesn't have a flashy/sexy game.

Given a choice between Tatum or Brown I pick Brown, but that's a tossup.  Tatum has more raw talent but as of right now I think Brown is the better player.  Might not be the case in 2 or 3 years, but it's now

Glad Sabonis made it in.  He deserves it but I wasn't sure they'd give it to him because I figured Bam was a lock

A little surprised Gobert and Mitchell both made it.  I thought some voters would pick one or the other

The only WTF pick to me is Westbrook.  Yes, he's a huge star.  Yes, he puts up big counting stats.  He's also by volume one of the least efficient players in the league and mostly there on reputation.  I think this is probably the last year he makes it, or at least should be

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Re: David Stern Memorial This Month in NBA Thread (January 2020)
« Reply #68 on: January 31, 2020, 02:21:22 AM »
I'd pick Jaylen Brown over Tatum too but it's close and Tatum is the bigger star so I guess that is why he got the nod.

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Re: David Stern Memorial This Month in NBA Thread (January 2020)
« Reply #69 on: January 31, 2020, 02:49:09 AM »
Bulls fans are furious Lavine missed it, but he was kind of shitty this season until like December. Someone like Beal is putting up better numbers and still missed it.

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Re: David Stern Memorial This Month in NBA Thread (January 2020)
« Reply #70 on: January 31, 2020, 06:35:06 AM »
I do kind of like the idea of resetting the scores after every quarter, but yeah, that's way too convoluted.  I was thinking something like having one team all wear 8 and the other team all wear 24 would be a nice tribute.  I mean it's nice that they're paying homage but this is a little too gimmicky for my taste
Now these tributes I like. Class move IMO.

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Re: David Stern Memorial This Month in NBA Thread (January 2020)
« Reply #71 on: January 31, 2020, 10:28:39 AM »
Rising Stars rosters

U.S. Roster
Miles Bridges (Charlotte), Wendell Carter Jr. (Chicago), Devonte’ Graham (Charlotte), Tyler Herro (Miami), Jaren Jackson Jr. (Memphis), Ja Morant (Memphis), Kendrick Nunn (Miami), Eric Paschall (Golden State), PJ Washington (Charlotte), Zion Williamson (New Orleans), Trae Young (Atlanta)

World Roster
Nickeil Alexander-Walker (New Orleans), Deandre Ayton (Phoenix), RJ Barrett (New York), Brandon Clarke (Memphis), Luka Doncic (Dallas), Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (Oklahoma City), Rui Hachimura (Washington), Svi Mykhailiuk (Detroit), Josh Okogie (Minnesota), Moritz Wagner (Washington)

They went with the name value on this by putting Ayton and Zion on rosters despite their limited play this season.  For the best given how this game usually is but usually they try to pretend it is based on season play.  Curious how much, if at all, Doncic and Young are involved.
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Re: David Stern Memorial This Month in NBA Thread (January 2020)
« Reply #72 on: January 31, 2020, 11:56:35 AM »
Suns-Thunder pregame has a lot going on

Looks like Bill Russell is there and wearing a Kobe tribute hat, which is good.

Suns think the best way to gripe about Devin Booker being left out of the All-Star game is to get the thoughts of children around the arena. 

Looks like February 7th will be Kelly Oubre fashion bobble head night but my buddy and I have NXT house show tickets that night.
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Re: David Stern Memorial This Month in NBA Thread (January 2020)
« Reply #73 on: January 31, 2020, 01:52:17 PM »
At the risk of being an asshole, when was the last time an NBA game played inside the continental U.S. started this late?

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Re: David Stern Memorial This Month in NBA Thread (January 2020)
« Reply #74 on: January 31, 2020, 01:55:45 PM »
Probably the last time the Lakers were in the playoffs and got pushed back by another game.


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Re: David Stern Memorial This Month in NBA Thread (January 2020)
« Reply #75 on: January 31, 2020, 02:01:13 PM »
Probably the last time the Lakers were in the playoffs and got pushed back by another game.
Doesn't there usually end up being a point, though, after which they just start the game, and are like, "Guess you just don't get to see the first part"?

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Re: David Stern Memorial This Month in NBA Thread (January 2020)
« Reply #76 on: January 31, 2020, 02:38:57 PM »
Also they playoffs are usually on TNT or ESPN. They could push those games to other channels.
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Re: David Stern Memorial This Month in NBA Thread (January 2020)
« Reply #77 on: January 31, 2020, 04:23:37 PM »
Dame is playing like he’s possessed the last few games.

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Re: David Stern Memorial This Month in NBA Thread (January 2020)
« Reply #78 on: January 31, 2020, 05:04:12 PM »
This all doesn’t feel real.


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Re: David Stern Memorial This Month in NBA Thread (January 2020)
« Reply #79 on: February 01, 2020, 05:17:37 AM »
I hope Frank Vogel is fired for losing that game.
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Re: David Stern Memorial This Month in NBA Thread (January 2020)
« Reply #80 on: February 01, 2020, 11:50:35 AM »
That means you wish Jason Kidd upon Lakers fans, which is a pretty messed up thing to do right now.
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