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Re: Around the NBA 2017-18

Postby spree#8 » November 18, 2017, 4:39 pm

shakespeare wrote:A scary thought: What if OKC doesn't reach the playoffs this season?


Not going to happen. They have already the third best defense and just need some time to get acquainted on playing together. So far they have lost five close games decided by less than 5 points.
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Re: Around the NBA 2017-18

Postby thewatcher » November 20, 2017, 5:03 am

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Re: Around the NBA 2017-18

Postby shakespeare » November 20, 2017, 10:04 am

spree#8 wrote: So far they have lost five close games decided by less than 5 points.


Your analytics game, as well as H20Knick's intuitive understanding, is unmatched.
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Re: Around the NBA 2017-18

Postby taowave » November 20, 2017, 1:35 pm

I saw that too...Not a great look for the Big Baller Brand..

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Re: Around the NBA 2017-18

Postby shakespeare » November 21, 2017, 5:47 pm

Jonathon Simmons Turned Down LeBron James http://www.slamonline.com/nba/jonathan- ... GLMizFk.97
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Re: Around the NBA 2017-18

Postby shakespeare » November 22, 2017, 1:52 pm

Report: Nuggets Paul Millsap out three months due to wrist surgery http://nba.nbcsports.com/2017/11/21/rep ... t-surgery/


Does a trade of KOQ for Mudiay work?

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Re: Around the NBA 2017-18

Postby spree#8 » November 22, 2017, 3:50 pm

A good read on the Thunder (and why they shouldn't panic): https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/th ... e-fixable/
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Re: Around the NBA 2017-18

Postby n8 the gr8 » November 23, 2017, 1:43 am

spree#8 wrote:A good read on the Thunder (and why they shouldn't panic): https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/th ... e-fixable/

Good prompting for a W against GSW. And Boston lost as well.
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Re: Around the NBA 2017-18

Postby shakespeare » November 23, 2017, 8:19 am

spree#8 wrote:A good read on the Thunder (and why they shouldn't panic): https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/th ... e-fixable/


Good read.

I remember the Heatles struggling early in their first season. If I'm not mistaken, at one point Miami was a .500 team before they gelled and reached the NBA Finals. I'm not sure if OKC is a similar scenario, but I agree they've the overall talent to win at least 50 games this season.

I wouldn't bet against OKC reaching the playoffs, it was merely a thought I wanted to put out there.
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Re: Around the NBA 2017-18

Postby shakespeare » November 26, 2017, 10:25 am

Mavs defeated OKC.

How?
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Re: Around the NBA 2017-18

Postby dcapodic » November 26, 2017, 10:46 am

Philly wins by 19 with Fultz and Simmons sitting out.

They are playing some good ball, maybe they are finally getting it as a team. If they can ever get the right balance of talent and health they could really be good.
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Re: Around the NBA 2017-18

Postby gradyandrew » November 27, 2017, 3:27 am

Don't look but after engineering that statement game vs. the Knicks, Lebron "I hate his guts" James and the Cavs haven't lost (W7) and are in second place with Toronto, Detroit, and Philly, while the Knicks are back on the playoff bubble with Miami and Washington. It's a long season but the fight for those spots could be intense. Right now only Chicago and possibly Atlanta look done for it. Philly, Orlando, New York, and Indiana are thus far exceeding expectations.
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Re: Around the NBA 2017-18

Postby Koopa Troopa » November 27, 2017, 8:06 pm

Grizz just fired David Fizdale for whatever reason.... Can we replace Jeff with him??

http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/2158 ... erim-coach
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Re: Around the NBA 2017-18

Postby shakespeare » November 28, 2017, 6:16 am

From what I've read, and believe, Marc Gasol is the reason Memphis fired Fizdale. The person that needs to be fired is whomever signed Chandler Parsons. Nothing boggles the mind more than the front office of a team whose window has closed, yet acts like they're perennial NBA Finals contenders.
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Re: Around the NBA 2017-18

Postby shakespeare » November 28, 2017, 6:38 am

I know it's the new thing to praise Kyrie Irving and the Celtics for their outstanding season, thus far. But there's another team that needs to be commended: The Detroit Pistons.

Not to mention how Avery Bradley's first return to Boston began with cheers and ended with victory. http://www.espn.com/nba/game?gameId=400975043

Boston vs Detroit playoff series would be interesting. Celtics' front court looked overmatched against Pistons and Bradley did a number on Kyrie, defensively.
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Re: Around the NBA 2017-18

Postby taowave » November 28, 2017, 9:06 pm

Kevin Love..

17 minutes into the game,

32 points,8 rebounds
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Re: Around the NBA 2017-18

Postby Koopa Troopa » November 29, 2017, 10:41 pm

shakespeare wrote:I know it's the new thing to praise Kyrie Irving and the Celtics for their outstanding season, thus far. But there's another team that needs to be commended: The Detroit Pistons.

Not to mention how Avery Bradley's first return to Boston began with cheers and ended with victory. http://www.espn.com/nba/game?gameId=400975043

Boston vs Detroit playoff series would be interesting. Celtics' front court looked overmatched against Pistons and Bradley did a number on Kyrie, defensively.



Ya know I cant help but feel like Boston is a mid 2000s Phoenix Suns type team... powerful in the regular season but lacking in the playoffs. I wanna see where the defense will be in May compared to November where defense has been nonexistent.
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Re: Around the NBA 2017-18

Postby nazrmohamed » November 29, 2017, 10:59 pm

^^^^ I might feel that way of they lost to anyone but LeBron, and this year they might have an excuse even if you end up correct simply dt the youth usage of that team.
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Re: Around the NBA 2017-18

Postby shakespeare » December 4, 2017, 9:59 am

Rockets somehow own a better road record and overall record than Warriors.
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Re: Around the NBA 2017-18

Postby dcapodic » December 5, 2017, 8:37 am

How good is John Wall? Wall out, score:

Utah - 116
Wash - 69

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