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    *** OFFICIAL *** NBA 2020-21 Thread

    Surprised they are going through with this, given how crazy the COVID numbers are getting, but I guess it's full speed ahead.

    Last season I lost interest, despite the Lakers' likelihood to win the championship, due to the obnoxious woke messaging that was in my face constantly. Notice that MLB also had woke messaging on the day they returned, but it was less in-your-face, and they dropped it very quickly. With the NBA, it was front-and-center constantly. I didn't actively boycott it, but I actually found myself with the least amount of interest in the NBA ever, which was surprising given how good the Lakers were.

    Anyway, it's coming back and the preseason is going.

    Lebron has been playing in the NBA since 2003. Let that sink in. 2003!!! I realize that he began as an 18-year-old, but still pretty insane that a guy playing in 2003 is one of the stars in the 2020-21 season.

    Of course, we have the Houston Rockets drama going right now. As great as James Harden is, I don't think he will ever win a championship. Way too selfish.

    There's also a weird situation going on involving a lawsuit having to do with the Clippers' recruitment of Kawhi Leonard.

    I actually have interest in the NBA again, but we will see how long it lasts. Part of that interest comes from boredom with the baseball season being over, and how my sports fandom is generally limited to MLB and NBA.

    I am looking forward to betting the NBA again.

    First games are 4 days from now, on the 22nd.

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    dont know if anybody has done this yet, but going to try to venture through the ringer podcasts with simmons/russillo which are each around 2 hours long to see what they have to say about the O/Us...see if i actually get to it...

    without listening just looked and BKN is at 45.5, which is 52.5 in a normal 82 game season...so so so tempted to go under because you know kyrie is gonna do something fucking dumb...

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    Harden situation is just entertaining. Houston FO are stuck between a beard and a hard place. Morey peaced the fuck out at the right time. I don't believe for a minute that he would trade Simmons for Harden straight up, much less Simmons + other assets.

    Miami is really the only team that makes sense for a trade, and even then Houston will be getting $0.25 to their dollar. I think (and I think BKN knows this also) that giving up Dinwiddie, Levert, and Allen for Harden would actually make the Nets worse. This is especially true for this coming season, as its going to be better to be deep than top-heavy, at least during the regular season. Harden himself has to be top of the list of "stars who, if they havent already, will def get covid."

    Portland always flies under the national radar, but really love the moves they made. 11 deep with acceptable rotation players, Covington is exactly the type of player they have needed for years. Derrick Jones could become that also. Melo running the 2nd unit and given the green light to fire away during the rare times both Dame and CJ on the bench. Should be fun to watch.
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    Harden situation is just entertaining.

    I think (and I think BKN knows this also) that giving up Dinwiddie, Levert, and Allen for Harden would actually make the Nets worse.
    Look at you with all the negative energy. I desperately want to see Harden & Kyrie together.

    Tonight this is Kyrie cleansing the Boston Garden by burning sage. The bad karma was removed from the Garden when you left you fruitcake. He is seriously fucked in the head.


     
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    dont know if anybody has done this yet, but going to try to venture through the ringer podcasts with simmons/russillo which are each around 2 hours long to see what they have to say about the O/Us...see if i actually get to it...

    without listening just looked and BKN is at 45.5, which is 52.5 in a normal 82 game season...so so so tempted to go under because you know kyrie is gonna do something fucking dumb...

    I love ya man but if you tie up your $ for 6 months on futures in the age of Covid I’m gonna give you a beating.

    Is there a # of cancelled games prop?

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    I couldn’t disagree more on your takes from last year. I thought the NBA would be unbearable, yet it wasn’t. They ran the bubble like a top tier league, and baseball was a mess and unprofessional with teams having played twice the games for half the year that other teams did. I was impressed with the NBA. MLB was ran like a clown show.

    Plus with the bubble and lack of distractions, the quality of play was very high in the NBA. Baseball the opposite.

    Plus basketball played essentially an entire season. Baseball played such an abbreviated schedule, which wasn’t their fault as to timing, but the poor Covid management by various teams detracted from the season in a major way.

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    tht has been fucking eating for the lakers preseason shout out to our draft room grabbing this kid who is only 20 and is younger than 46 players in this years draft tucker gonna eat

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    I find it hard to believe West would ever get caught doing any of this, but if true and provable, the Clippers would get their face raped off by the league. More likely some grifter.


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    Quote Originally Posted by GambleBotsChafedPenis View Post
    dont know if anybody has done this yet, but going to try to venture through the ringer podcasts with simmons/russillo which are each around 2 hours long to see what they have to say about the O/Us...see if i actually get to it...

    without listening just looked and BKN is at 45.5, which is 52.5 in a normal 82 game season...so so so tempted to go under because you know kyrie is gonna do something fucking dumb...

    I love ya man but if you tie up your $ for 6 months on futures in the age of Covid Iím gonna give you a beating.

    Is there a # of cancelled games prop?


    druff but fair...but i mean come on, a chance to bet against kyrie...im not that strong of a man, san...

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    Quote Originally Posted by gut View Post
    Harden himself has to be top of the list of "stars who, if they havent already, will def get covid."
    And right on cue, half of team-stripclub is out for game 1. LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by GambleBotsChafedPenis View Post
    dont know if anybody has done this yet, but going to try to venture through the ringer podcasts with simmons/russillo which are each around 2 hours long to see what they have to say about the O/Us...see if i actually get to it...

    without listening just looked and BKN is at 45.5, which is 52.5 in a normal 82 game season...so so so tempted to go under because you know kyrie is gonna do something fucking dumb...
    I had it on over the course of a few days in my car as I was running around, so I was a passive listener, but Iím pretty sure they were heavily in over camp. Simmons in particular. I recall them saying they view Kyrie as a luxury for that team given how deep they are and Durants apparent return to form.

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    Just one game etc but man did Portland look like dogshit.

    Worst Lillard game I've ever seen. Not what you want!
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    Exclamation

    It's been a fun couple of weeks of unpredictable games.

    The Lakers are clearly the best team; even on off nights, LeBron and AD are too good.

    Most of the surprises (Cleveland, Orlando, Denver, Toronto etc) tend to even out but this year who the fuck knows.

    I've just been degen firing light on games i watch for a sweat.

    Ready to see who pulls the trigger on James Harden and what he'll yield back. I would never want him on Portland but he would make any team rumored to be interested instantly better.
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    the high rate of blowouts so far has made DFS a bit of a rollercoaster.

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    SEXLAND!

     
    probably 27 wins

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    Toronto is really horrible.

    Emotional comeback late in the 4th from down 10, to take the lead against a mediocre Pelicans team.

    Then they blow it and lose, and fall to 1-4.

    Only win is against the hapless Knicks, who managed to somehow win again today.

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    Toronto is really horrible.

    Emotional comeback late in the 4th from down 10, to take the lead against a mediocre Pelicans team.

    Then they blow it and lose, and fall to 1-4.

    Only win is against the hapless Knicks, who managed to somehow win again today.
    Siakam has been straight up bad since shortly after the all star break last year. Horrible in bubble and starting off poorly. I wonít call him a negative asset yet, but at 4/130, itís not going to take long.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BCR View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Druff View Post
    Toronto is really horrible.

    Emotional comeback late in the 4th from down 10, to take the lead against a mediocre Pelicans team.

    Then they blow it and lose, and fall to 1-4.

    Only win is against the hapless Knicks, who managed to somehow win again today.
    Siakam has been straight up bad since shortly after the all star break last year. Horrible in bubble and starting off poorly. I wonít call him a negative asset yet, but at 4/130, itís not going to take long.
    Yeah Druff might be forgetting about the player movement out of Toronto. "Mediocre" pelicans? They had the best 2 players on the court with Ingram and Zion. New Orleans is a better mediocre than Toronto right now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gut View Post
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    Siakam has been straight up bad since shortly after the all star break last year. Horrible in bubble and starting off poorly. I wonít call him a negative asset yet, but at 4/130, itís not going to take long.
    Yeah Druff might be forgetting about the player movement out of Toronto. "Mediocre" pelicans? They had the best 2 players on the court with Ingram and Zion. New Orleans is a better mediocre than Toronto right now.
    Oh I know this isn't exactly the 2018-19 squad, I just think this team looks pretty bad -- a lot worse than expected. They've had some pretty dreadful offensive games thus far, and as BCR said, Siakam has sucked.

    They've had so many great regular seasons in a row... I think this is the year they finally stink it up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Druff View Post
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    Yeah Druff might be forgetting about the player movement out of Toronto. "Mediocre" pelicans? They had the best 2 players on the court with Ingram and Zion. New Orleans is a better mediocre than Toronto right now.
    Oh I know this isn't exactly the 2018-19 squad, I just think this team looks pretty bad -- a lot worse than expected. They've had some pretty dreadful offensive games thus far, and as BCR said, Siakam has sucked.

    They've had so many great regular seasons in a row... I think this is the year they finally stink it up.
    Yeah. Siakam (like anyone) looked great in the frontcourt with Kawhi. Fred VanVleet is great when he's your worst guy on the court at crunch time.

    When the current core is those 2 as your stars along with aging-fast Lowry, thats got like 6 seed, at best, written all over it.

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