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 Post subject: Re: we don't have an NBA thread
PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2018 9:17 pm 
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I've never watched an NBA draft before, but tuned in for Ayton and Phoenix having #1. Is it always this wild?

At least 3 times now a player has been drafted and then immediately traded. Like this kid is being interviewed right after walking off the stage in a Suns hat, but he's already been traded to Philly.


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 Post subject: Re: we don't have an NBA thread
PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2018 9:22 pm 
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Philly drafted a kid whose mom works for the team, and they did a very nice interview about how proud she will be of him playing there. 6 picks later he was traded to Phoenix for the player the Suns just drafted at 16 and a 1st round pick...in 2021.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2018 12:25 am 
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I was told tonight that teams are not allowed to trade picks during the draft, which is why you see the weird shit with the trades after the picks. Teams work it out ahead of time and tell each other who to draft.


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 Post subject: Re: we don't have an NBA thread
PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2018 12:31 am 
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It is weird that NBA team are so willing to trade far-future picks, like Philly getting Miami's 2021 first-rounder from the Suns, which seems to often result in stuff like the Sixers and Celtics having high picks even when they're good. I'm trying to figure out when NHL teams stopped doing that, since it definitely seems like the smart NHL teams did that a lot in the 70s and 80s and then the practice mostly moved to far-future 6th/7th rounders.


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 Post subject: Re: we don't have an NBA thread
PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2018 7:16 am 
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yeah the trades that are like, 1st round pick where it's top-5 protected 2019-20, top-3 protected 21-22, unprotected 2023 it's like no way there will still be a USA in 2023 so just trade those picks is my advice


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 Post subject: Re: we don't have an NBA thread
PostPosted: Sun May 26, 2019 12:26 am 
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I heard people hooting and hollering tonight outside my place; I've never heard that before.


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 Post subject: Re: we don't have an NBA thread
PostPosted: Sun May 26, 2019 11:33 am 
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Dubs in 4


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 Post subject: Re: we don't have an NBA thread
PostPosted: Sun May 26, 2019 12:04 pm 
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i may have done some hoots


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 Post subject: Re: we don't have an NBA thread
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assuming KD is out i think the raptors will win at least one at home but yeah hard to bet against the warriors winning the series


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PostPosted: Thu May 30, 2019 6:34 am 
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I wish I was in Toronto hooting and hollering


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 Post subject: Re: we don't have an NBA thread
PostPosted: Fri Jun 07, 2019 11:41 pm 
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Holy shit


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 Post subject: Re: we don't have an NBA thread
PostPosted: Sat Jun 08, 2019 10:30 am 
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Paul wrote:
Dubs in 4



whoops!


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 Post subject: Re: we don't have an NBA thread
PostPosted: Sun Jun 09, 2019 1:41 pm 
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this is probably widely known by now, but basketball players have better personalities/are more interesting people than hockey players.


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 Post subject: Re: we don't have an NBA thread
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also I'm marveling at the athleticism/skill required to do some basketball plays like every few minutes watching it. maybe because the better athletes get more time in the spotlight in basketball. or maybe because there isn't a percentage of every game dedicated to a mechanical dump-in, cycle, board battle, etc. aspect like hockey which tho it has its charms, also can be very boring, especially for people new to the sport, and doesn't really highlight skill/athleticism, but more "can you execute a system like a robot." i guess the game is trying to move away from that, but the playoff format really brings it back. maybe that's part of the reason the first round is so exciting: like a moderate combo of regular season/playoff hockey.

dunno, NHL still needs to make changes I think to better draw out individual player personality/creativity, cause even my dad, a guy who never watched basketball before, is watching more playoff basketball than hockey this year.


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 Post subject: Re: we don't have an NBA thread
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Watched the game at my local bar that doesn't have a TV normally but projected it and walked home along Bloor -- the city is fucking electric tonight. So loud, not gonna end anytime soon.


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 Post subject: Re: we don't have an NBA thread
PostPosted: Fri Jun 14, 2019 7:54 am 
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Cuchulain wrote:
dunno, NHL still needs to make changes I think to better draw out individual player personality/creativity, cause even my dad, a guy who never watched basketball before, is watching more playoff basketball than hockey this year.


yup


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