2021-2022 NBA Season Discussion

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Re: 2021-2022 NBA Season Discussion

Postby Andrew on Mon May 16, 2022 10:35 am

Boston's run after their so-so start is one for the ages. Meanwhile, Milwaukee shooting 4/33 from downtown demonstrates how the analytics-driven "threes are worth more than twos" philosophy kind of falls apart when you can't make them, at which point they're worth nothing.
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Re: 2021-2022 NBA Season Discussion

Postby Jeffx on Tue May 17, 2022 8:06 am

In my nearly five decades of following the NBA, I can not recall a home team having a putrid performance like this in a Game 7. It was so bad I switched to the Rangers/Penguins game and I'm not even a hockey guy. I just wanted to watch a real Game 7 lol.

I was listening to Undisputed earlier today, and they were talking about the tension between Coach Williams & Ayton. This is what Li'l Wayne told Skip;
“From what our man Lil Wayne told me, he was sitting across [from the Suns bench], Monty got so upset with Ayton that he said, ‘You freaking quit on us.’ That led to an exchange where each Monty and Ayton had to be restrained from going at each other.”

I was wondering what Monty's 'internal' comment meant.

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Re: 2021-2022 NBA Season Discussion

Postby Andrew on Fri May 20, 2022 11:47 pm

It sounds like Ayton felt disrespected by the lack of a big extension last year. That's understandable, and when he's at his best, he definitely looks like a player that the Suns should invest in. At other times though, I understand their reluctance. Nevertheless, the situation has clearly been mishandled, and there's ill-feeling there. Phoenix can obviously match any offer for him, but the latest from Woj suggests that a parting of the ways is almost inevitable. The relationship certainly doesn't sound cordial, even if Monty Williams is keeping it behind closed doors.
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Re: 2021-2022 NBA Season Discussion

Postby Jeffx on Sat May 28, 2022 1:28 pm

There will be a Game 7 in the East Finals, Sunday night....can't wait!

Unfortunately, Miami & Boston have beaten each other up so much, that whoever wins will be easy pickings for Golden State.
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Re: 2021-2022 NBA Season Discussion

Postby Andrew on Mon May 30, 2022 11:53 am

Should the Celtics prevail, it'll be somewhat appropriate that two of the original BAA/NBA teams will face off in the Finals of the 75th Anniversary season. As you said though, the Warriors would appear to be heavily favoured either way.
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Re: 2021-2022 NBA Season Discussion

Postby Jeffx on Tue May 31, 2022 1:25 am

Fans are split on Jimmy B's decision....I thought he should have attacked the basket.
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Re: 2021-2022 NBA Season Discussion

Postby Andrew on Tue May 31, 2022 10:51 am

I guess it's easy for us to say afterwards and watching rather than participating, but I'm inclined to agree. He can obviously shoot threes, but I wouldn't call it his forte. With that much time left, driving and possibly drawing the foul seems like the move to make in hindsight.
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Re: 2021-2022 NBA Season Discussion

Postby Jeffx on Tue Jun 14, 2022 1:06 am

Boston blew this series by allowing GS to regain home court....big difference between 3-1 and 2-2. Plus the Warriors are battle-tested - can't see them losing a critical Game 5 at home.
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Re: 2021-2022 NBA Season Discussion

Postby Andrew on Tue Jun 14, 2022 9:34 pm

Boston still has a chance to force a Game 7 with Game 6 being at home, but yeah, it looks like they've missed their chance. I mean, a Curry-led team did let a 3-1 lead slip through their fingers, but these Celtics aren't those Cavs.
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Re: 2021-2022 NBA Season Discussion

Postby Jeffx on Wed Jun 15, 2022 8:45 am

Andrew wrote:Boston still has a chance to force a Game 7 with Game 6 being at home, but yeah, it looks like they've missed their chance. I mean, a Curry-led team did let a 3-1 lead slip through their fingers, but these Celtics aren't those Cavs.


Tatum has been underwhelming....what's with these dumb turnovers?
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Re: 2021-2022 NBA Season Discussion

Postby ognilac on Tue Jun 21, 2022 5:10 pm

gsw are the new nba champs :bowdown2:
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Re: 2021-2022 NBA Season Discussion

Postby Jeffx on Wed Jun 22, 2022 5:11 am

ognilac wrote:gsw are the new nba champs :bowdown2:


Tatum had a poor Finals, but if he wants to be great, he'll use this as a learning experience, work on his game and come back stronger next season. Credit to Wiggins on his stellar defense.

Sad news about Caleb Swanigan...natural causes at age 25??? R.I.P.

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Re: 2021-2022 NBA Season Discussion

Postby Andrew on Wed Jun 22, 2022 11:26 am

Way too young. RIP Caleb Swanigan.

Some of the all-time greats have had subpar Finals series over the years. It's an opportunity for Tatum to bounce back and take his game to the next level for sure.
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Re: 2021-2022 NBA Season Discussion

Postby Jeffx on Fri Jun 24, 2022 1:52 am

NBA Draft Preview (and other NBA News) with Brian Geltzeiler - Mike Francesca Podcast

Lots of good stuff...I didn't know about the rift between Devin Booker and his teammates.

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Re: 2021-2022 NBA Season Discussion

Postby Jeffx on Fri Jun 24, 2022 1:18 pm

Knicks continue to be the best comedy show in NY;

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Re: 2021-2022 NBA Season Discussion

Postby Andrew on Fri Jun 24, 2022 11:02 pm

Sounds like they're taking a gamble on next year's Draft. Shrewd if it pays off, difficult to get excited about in the interim.
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Re: 2021-2022 NBA Season Discussion

Postby Jeffx on Fri Jun 24, 2022 11:17 pm

Andrew wrote:Sounds like they're taking a gamble on next year's Draft. Shrewd if it pays off, difficult to get excited about in the interim.


The buffoonery never ends;

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Re: 2021-2022 NBA Season Discussion

Postby Andrew on Sat Jun 25, 2022 3:09 am

Did they hire John Paxson and Gar Forman by chance? Because when all their moves are laid out like that, it really seems like a GarPax Special.
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Re: 2021-2022 NBA Season Discussion

Postby Phil89 on Mon Jun 27, 2022 2:40 pm

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Re: 2021-2022 NBA Season Discussion

Postby Andrew on Mon Jun 27, 2022 10:19 pm

That's awesome. :lol:
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Re: 2021-2022 NBA Season Discussion

Postby Jeffx on Fri Jul 01, 2022 5:54 am

Back to mediocrity for Brooklyn. I wouldn't trade Durant's b!tch azz to a top-seed team like Phoenix or Miami. Nets management kissed KD & Kyrie's butts for two years and got nothing for their investment.

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Re: 2021-2022 NBA Season Discussion

Postby Andrew on Fri Jul 01, 2022 2:50 pm

The KD and Irving to the Lakers rumours evoke memories of ridiculous franchise mode trades. I don't see how LA gets that done without giving up Anthony Davis.
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Re: 2021-2022 NBA Season Discussion

Postby Murat on Sat Jul 02, 2022 6:51 am

The Utah Jazz are clearing the house. If they could solve the defensive issues they had with players not from France and not above 7 feet, maybe this blow up would not happen. Sad to see that the team is on the way to be disassembled.
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Re: 2021-2022 NBA Season Discussion

Postby Andrew on Sat Jul 02, 2022 1:15 pm

As good a time as any to post a reminder that Stephen A. Smith once declared Donovan Mitchell to be the best player in Jazz history.
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Re: 2021-2022 NBA Season Discussion

Postby Jeffx on Tue Jul 05, 2022 7:25 am

Andrew wrote:The KD and Irving to the Lakers rumours evoke memories of ridiculous franchise mode trades. I don't see how LA gets that done without giving up Anthony Davis.


This is one of the few times I side with management over players. Nets should tell them, we'll trade you when and where WE want. KD is a first ballot HOFamer, but he's the softest superstar I've ever seen in my 40+ years of following the NBA. Moral of the story is, before you give the keys of your franchise to a player, make sure that player has the iron will/winning mentality of a Jordan, Bird, Magic, Duncan.

Did I miss something? When did Rudy Gobert become Kareem Abdul-Jabbar? :D

Complete free agent tracker - what do you think of the Bulls moves so far, Andrew?

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