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« on: November 03, 2011, 11:25 pm »

Some interesting insight into the lockout.

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« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2011, 11:21 pm »

http://www.csmonitor.com/Business/Latest-News-Wires/2011/1105/NBA-lockout-Some-players-push-new-strategy

This is just getting worse.
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« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2011, 10:44 am »

More like the No Basketball Association.
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« Reply #3 on: November 06, 2011, 12:23 pm »

Kevin Durant is a good dude.

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« Reply #4 on: November 14, 2011, 03:16 pm »

rip nba

u were da best
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« Reply #5 on: November 14, 2011, 06:56 pm »

http://espn.go.com/nba/story/_/id/7234180/nba-lockout-players-not-accept-deal-seek-disband-billy-hunter-says

fuck that.
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« Reply #6 on: November 26, 2011, 10:23 am »

http://espn.go.com/nba/story/_/id/7281052/nba-owners-players-get-tentative-deal

WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
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« Reply #7 on: November 26, 2011, 10:43 am »

NAILED IT


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« Reply #8 on: December 05, 2011, 11:05 pm »

CatAstrophe, Chronicles, Codespyder, JMD, Steelfan714, let's do this.

Preseason starts in 10 days. The regular season starts on Christmas day, which means I have just under 20 days to come up with enough money for NBA TV. I'm going to be a lot more involved in this season. It'd be rad if you guys could direct your NBA-friendly friends here to participate in the discussion.

Christmas day is beautiful. You just sit there and watch five NBA games back to back. I can't think of a better way to spend a day. Here are the matchups for Christmas day (tips in bold):

Quote from: Christmas Day Matchups
Celtics @ Knicks
Heat @ Mavericks
Bulls @ Lakers
Magic @ Thunder
Clippers @ Warriors


The season is 66 games instead of the regular 82, but the games are scheduled closer together than they would otherwise be. How will this change things? Teams will have to have higher intensity over a shorter amount of time.

Quote from: Kevin Durant
(on being scheduled to play 3 games back to back): We did that last Summer during the world championships, and I was playing 25 minutes a game, so I was drained. Imagine playing 40 minutes, or something like 44 minutes back to back to back. But that's what you play for.

Full Kevin Durant interview

The modified schedule obviously benefits the younger teams. So expect to see 2010-2011 leaders Bulls repeat form, and also expect great performances from other younger teams, including the Thunder, Knicks, and Hornets. Expect to see older teams such as Boston, Lakers, and Spurs begin to struggle towards the end of the season as the disadvantage of old age begins to become more significant than the advantage of accumulated basketball experience.

Griffin thinks that this will benefit the Clippers too. Mo Williams has promised that the Clippers will make the playoffs this year. Personally, I don't know if they can do it, even with the abridged season as an advantage. I'd have to wait to see how their line up has changed before speculating with any certainty, though.

The hardest part about making predictions for me is considering how the draft will change things, because I don't really know anything about the prospects (I don't get much College Ball on my television here). Anyway, here are the top 5 entries to the league this year:

Quote from: Top 5 Picks
1. Kyle Irving (point guard) goes to Cavaliers from Duke
2. Derreck Williams (forward) goes to Timberwolves from Arizona
3. Enes Kanter (centre) goes to Utah from Kentucky
4. Tristan Thompson (power forward) goes to Cavaliers from Texas
5. Jonas Valanciunas (centre) goes to Cavaliers from Lithuania.


Full commented list of draft picks.

So Cavaliers get 2 of the top 5 picks. I guess that means they should have a solid rebuilding year or two then start to return to being competitive? Does anyone in that list stand out as being strong enough to bring any of the teams to form?

It is kind of obligatory here on DM that we predict the winners, so I will tentatively do that:

Eastern top 4 in no particular order: Bulls, Heat, Knicks, Bucks.
Western top 4 in no particular order: Lakers, Mavericks, Thunder, Suns.

Finals: Bulls-Mavericks.
Winners: Bulls.
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« Reply #9 on: December 06, 2011, 05:59 am »

Christmas picks:
Celtics @ Knicks
Heat @ Mavericks
Bulls @ Lakers
Magic @ Thunder
Clippers @ Warriors

Finals picks:
Bulls/Heat
Mavericks/Thunder

Bulls/Thunder
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« Reply #10 on: December 06, 2011, 10:45 am »

Celtics @ Knicks
Heat @ Mavericks
Bulls @ Lakers
Magic @ Thunder
Clippers @ Warriors

Top 4
East: Bulls, Heat, Magic, Knicks
West: Mavs, Thunder, Nuggets, Lakers

Finals: Bulls/Mavs
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« Reply #11 on: December 06, 2011, 11:55 pm »

Your team's schedule has just been released by the NBA.
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« Reply #12 on: December 08, 2011, 10:58 pm »

fuck you stern
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« Reply #13 on: December 08, 2011, 10:58 pm »

Err, I mean...  fuck you stern
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« Reply #14 on: December 09, 2011, 01:02 am »

All of that in so short time was too much for me to handle.
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« Reply #15 on: December 09, 2011, 01:20 am »

I would be shocked if Paul doesn't try to take legal action. As far as I know all teams sign a contract that includes giving Stern the right to veto trades for the welfare of the league so I don't know if Paul will be successful but this is some amateur hour shit.

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« Reply #16 on: December 09, 2011, 01:25 am »

Ugh, just saw this

http://sports.yahoo.com/nba/news?slug=ys-nba_dan_gilbert_email_lakers_hornets_trade_120811

Dan Gilbert is shitty.
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« Reply #17 on: December 09, 2011, 06:05 pm »

There was a dude on Sportscenter right now trying to pretend they vetoed it because they thought they could get more later, when closer to the trade deadline. Sure, that's totally why.
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« Reply #18 on: December 10, 2011, 10:14 pm »

Brandon Roy's career is over

Brandon Roy has been one of my favourite players to watch, even after his knees started to deteriorate and they had to cut back his minutes.

NBA TV's top 10 is more like a top 20.

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Archive of pictures from Brandon Roy's career at the blazers.
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« Reply #19 on: December 10, 2011, 11:09 pm »

That is  depressing but expected news. I wouldn't be surprised if he tried a comeback at some point. He wasn't on good terms with Portland management and was probably going to get waived before the season started.

It sucks that he didn't get to play up to potential because of injury, he was ice cold at the end of games.

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