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Re: General NBA thread
« Reply #375 on: August 26, 2022, 01:54:44 AM »

So Kevin Durant finally bowed to reality and stayed with the team he tried very publicly to leave, while attempting to throw his coach and GM under the bus. Instead, the owner held firm and called his bluff. It will be an interesting season for them, to say the least.


In the next Collective Bargaining negotiations, there needs to be a stipulation clause in every multi-year contract deal that says something like this: "Players must successfully complete more than half the contract in order to request any trade from his incumbent team; requesting a trade before reaching the minimum of fifty percent (50%) completion constitutes a hefty fine and/or a multi-game (unpaid) suspension."  This could help restore some much-needed order in the league.  For example:  Let's say (for the sake of argument) if a player signs a six-year deal; then that player cannot request a trade until his fourth year into the deal; failure to do so could result in, say, a fine of no less than four percent of the annual salary plus a four-game suspension without pay per occurrence.
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Re: General NBA thread
« Reply #376 on: September 01, 2022, 03:50:03 PM »

Donovan Mitchell has been traded to the Cavaliers
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Re: General NBA thread
« Reply #377 on: October 07, 2022, 11:49:30 PM »

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Re: General NBA thread
« Reply #378 on: October 08, 2022, 03:14:38 AM »

The NBA regular season begins 10 days from now, on October 18 - has anyone gone so far as to predict what they think the final standings (and playoffs) will look like? I always like to read such preseason predictions, and then compare them with the actual results after the season takes place.
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Re: General NBA thread
« Reply #379 on: October 08, 2022, 09:41:38 PM »

The NBA regular season begins 10 days from now, on October 18 - has anyone gone so far as to predict what they think the final standings (and playoffs) will look like? I always like to read such preseason predictions, and then compare them with the actual results after the season takes place.

FiveThirtyEight(.com) has NBA predictions every season, but they're not released yet. They'll likely come out next week based on when their NFL and NHL predictions came out.
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Re: General NBA thread
« Reply #380 on: October 09, 2022, 02:29:22 AM »

https://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/34747794/sources-warriors-looking-leak-practice-scuffle-video

Draymond Green has been a ticking time-bomb for years and unfortunately detonated at the wrong time.  He has some serious anger issues and if this isn't the time for him to get some help, then I don't know when it will be.  The Warriors also need to step up and require that Draymond complete some much-needed anger therapy to cool his temper down before returning to the team.
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Re: General NBA thread
« Reply #381 on: October 09, 2022, 08:05:02 AM »

If Draymond can’t control himself, he could cost the Warriors a championship……
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Re: General NBA thread
« Reply #382 on: October 15, 2022, 08:52:40 PM »

The NBA regular season begins 10 days from now, on October 18 - has anyone gone so far as to predict what they think the final standings (and playoffs) will look like? I always like to read such preseason predictions, and then compare them with the actual results after the season takes place.

FiveThirtyEight(.com) has NBA predictions every season, but they're not released yet. They'll likely come out next week based on when their NFL and NHL predictions came out.

Just following up on this: https://projects.fivethirtyeight.com/2023-nba-predictions/

Along with an article about their projections: https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/everyones-a-favorite-in-our-2022-23-nba-forecast/
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Re: General NBA thread
« Reply #383 on: October 18, 2022, 01:05:22 PM »

The season starts today; I'm hoping my Bulls do a little bit better than the Cubs have done the last two seasons.
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Re: General NBA thread
« Reply #384 on: October 18, 2022, 10:57:08 PM »

The Celtics beat the 76ers in the 2022-23 season opener.
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Re: General NBA thread
« Reply #385 on: October 25, 2022, 10:41:27 PM »

Preseason Sacramento Kings were 4-0, with average margin of victory 27.5 points (30, 32, 1, 47).

Regular season Kings so far are 0-3, losing by less than 5 points a game (7, 2, 5).

It's probably difficult to condense into one Reynolds-number-like stat, but I wonder what the longest losing streak with smallest scoring differential is.
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Re: General NBA thread
« Reply #386 on: November 01, 2022, 01:14:25 PM »

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Re: General NBA thread
« Reply #387 on: November 01, 2022, 10:23:51 PM »

The Bucks are now 6-0. the only unbeaten team left in the league in the 2022-2023 season.

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Re: General NBA thread
« Reply #388 on: November 02, 2022, 02:18:58 PM »

Brooklyn Nets and Steve Nash agree to part ways. Good for Nash.

https://sports.yahoo.com/brooklyn-nets-have-agreed-to-part-ways-with-head-coach-steve-nash-165714530.html


When they say "agreed to part ways" I wonder.....did Steve get terminated or did he resign?  My guess is the latter; that Steve quit.  Ownership and Management wanted this to stay together all season long whatever the outcome, but I think the players became too much to handle coaching.
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Re: General NBA thread
« Reply #389 on: November 02, 2022, 02:35:51 PM »

Brooklyn Nets and Steve Nash agree to part ways. Good for Nash.

https://sports.yahoo.com/brooklyn-nets-have-agreed-to-part-ways-with-head-coach-steve-nash-165714530.html


When they say "agreed to part ways" I wonder.....did Steve get terminated or did he resign?  My guess is the latter; that Steve quit.  Ownership and Management wanted this to stay together all season long whatever the outcome, but I think the players became too much to handle coaching.

I agree. I wonder if there's a nondisclosure agreement. If there isn't, I hope Nash writes a book about this circus within a few years, especially trying to deal with Kyrie. I'll preorder the hardcover.
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Re: General NBA thread
« Reply #390 on: November 02, 2022, 11:25:11 PM »

The Bucks are now 6-0. the only unbeaten team left in the league in the 2022-2023 season.

Mike

Make that 7-0!
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Re: General NBA thread
« Reply #391 on: November 03, 2022, 06:58:13 AM »

The Bucks are now 6-0. the only unbeaten team left in the league in the 2022-2023 season.

Mike

Make that 7-0!
Makes me wonder if the teams that lost to them learned their lessons... We'll see what happens as the season progresses.
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Re: General NBA thread
« Reply #392 on: November 03, 2022, 02:01:41 PM »

Brooklyn Nets and Steve Nash agree to part ways. Good for Nash.

https://sports.yahoo.com/brooklyn-nets-have-agreed-to-part-ways-with-head-coach-steve-nash-165714530.html


When they say "agreed to part ways" I wonder.....did Steve get terminated or did he resign?  My guess is the latter; that Steve quit.  Ownership and Management wanted this to stay together all season long whatever the outcome, but I think the players became too much to handle coaching.

That's basically what happened. Nash told Sean Marks that nobody was listening to him, so it's a safe bet that Nash wanted out of this shitshow.
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Re: General NBA thread
« Reply #393 on: November 04, 2022, 06:40:33 AM »

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Re: General NBA thread
« Reply #394 on: November 04, 2022, 01:00:38 PM »

Nets have suspended Kyrie Irving.

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/sports/nets-suspend-kyrie-irving-antisemitic-beliefs-rcna55606

……thus spurring him to apologize for the controversy that got him suspended.
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Re: General NBA thread
« Reply #395 on: November 06, 2022, 05:21:43 PM »

Nets have suspended Kyrie Irving.

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/sports/nets-suspend-kyrie-irving-antisemitic-beliefs-rcna55606

……thus spurring him to apologize for the controversy that got him suspended.

There is a clear difference between forgiveness and saying sorry. Saying sorry is only but a bandage covering the gash that Irving's words in his statements cut very deep into the very religious group he is responsible for being a proven leader and contributor to their success. Saying "I ask for forgiveness" would allow those in his religious community an opportunity to render such. If that is not possible, then, this move to suspend him is a justified decision by the Nets front office. I would not wanna employ a person, colors, creed, religion aside, who willfully disregards a policy/multiple policies on antisemitism in the workforce. My bosses at the grocery chain store I work for would have me fired on the spot, no pay for something that disgusting. We have Jews in dire straights, Christians being cut up, blown up, kicked around, many other religions at war with one another, and Kyrie has the audacity to spread this crap online where everyone can see it. I'd say get him out of Brooklyn. Let that be a reminder to the other NBA owners and managers to never condone this type of behavior, and to the media partners to decry peacefully this type of behavior.
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Re: General NBA thread
« Reply #396 on: November 07, 2022, 08:19:20 AM »

The Bucks are now 6-0. the only unbeaten team left in the league in the 2022-2023 season.

Mike

Make that 7-0!
Makes me wonder if the teams that lost to them learned their lessons... We'll see what happens as the season progresses.

Helping us be a distraction from the Packers trainwreck of a year so far lol
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