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NBA 2020-21

Discussion in 'Other Sports Forum' started by dmishra, Nov 16, 2020.

  1. Modo

    Modo A contentious scando Member

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    Oh he has that ugly "hadooken" type shot and I don't see it disappearing any time soon.
    I was surprised to see Avdija getting so many minutes in pre season and he's done really well. Just like Doncic before him, he's had the benefit of playing a few seasons with men and not college boys.
    Honestly, you're right. I think it's going to be between him and maybe Obi Toppin.
     
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    LeTallecWiz Administrator Administrator

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    That 2nd french PG drafted seems really good ... Toppin has looked like crap in pre-season - NYK are such a talent destroying franchise.
    Avidja will average 12-15, 6 rebounds and 3/4 assists per game imo ..
     
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    dmishra Very Well-Known Member

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    Uh too early to predict. I'm waiting to see where Harden goes. I think if Harden goes to Miami for Herro + picks, and Miami can get a big 3 of Bam, Butler, Harden, then they win it all.

    KD and Kyrie look good, but both have injury concerns. It could easily come undone.

    Giannis struggles in the playoffs, and I don't think the addition of Jrue will be enough. Celtics and Sixers don't have enough as things stand. Could change if one of them lands Harden.

    Clippers - I think they should be better this year, but who knows? Lakers are probably the safer pick - best not to bet against Lebron.
     
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    Kwahi also basically said he'll opt out next year ... not sure if it's to pressurize the CLips next year to revamp team, or because he wants to play with Doncic ... ;-)
     
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    Though Kawhi's whole thing was playing in LA? Doubt he'll go back to Texas.
     
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    Lamelo is the flashiest handler and passer I've seen since Jason Williams.

    He'll be hugely entertaining in transition, and will make loads of highlight plays.

    But frankly all that is irrelevant for success in today's league. His brother is just as talented a passer (not as flashy and not as good a ball handler), yet he's hardly had much success in the league yet. Consider that Lonzo is a much better shooter and a very good defender. Lamelo's shooting is putrid.

    Ben Simmons can do pretty much everything the Ball brothers can, and defend at a VERY high level, yet he's almost a liability come playoff time since he can't shoot to save his life. Even someone like Giannis struggles in crunch time because he's not a good shooter.

    As a lead ball-handler in today's NBA, your success is pretty much dependent on consistently making plays off ball screens, which really requires you to be a 3 level scoring threat.
     
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    I was only kidding ... dallas don't sign big FAs! :)
     
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    Karl Hungus Making America Great Again. Member

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    Puts pressure on the Clippers, plus I think if he opts out, then he can sign a new, bigger, contract with the Clippers at the end of the season. So pressure, plus keeping options open.
     
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    Harden going to Miami would be very deadly, that is about the only coach/GM in the league that would take him and could "control" him and his bullshit.


    Another long term prediction, I think we will look back at this season as being the closest KD ever gets again to a championship. He will never win one on a team where he is the number 1, and this year will be the closest he ever gets.

    Maybe this is more of a wish than a prediction, but whatever. :)
     
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    Karl Hungus Making America Great Again. Member

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    Dallas just handed the Clippers their worst loss in franchise history, given their history, that is saying something.
     
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    Considering how we started the season, nice way to go 1-2!
     
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    You'll be fine, 5th in the West, at the worst.
     
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    Lamelo Ball just became the youngest player to get a triple double in the NBA. Almost did it in the game before.
     
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    Seems like a good start to his rookie career ... if stays humble, works his behind off, and keeps his father away from him, he can develop into a really good NBA player.
     
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    Harden traded to the Nets for a package of picks.

    Rockets get Oladipo plus picks.

    Pacera get Caris Levert.

    Cavs get Jarrett Allen and Taurean Prince.
     
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    Considering kyrie has lost his mind, maybe the nets needed harden...
     
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    Harden's debut? triple double.
     

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