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bodiddley

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Re: NBA
« Reply #315 on: November 24, 2019, 08:48:00 AM »

You pay him like a star.

Interesting Zach Lowe observations on UTAh's O and DEN's D:

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a lot of midrange shots and too many pull-ups -- especially floaters from Mike Conley and Donovan Mitchell. Midrangers comprise half of Mitchell's attempts, by far the highest rate of his career.

Opponents are cagier defending Rudy Gobert's rim-running. Some teams appear to be sending help defenders into the lane a beat later than in prior seasons -- and having those guys crash hard when they finally go. The gambit appears to be throwing off Utah's ball handlers. Outside shooters aren't coming open as early. The lob to Gobert is there, and then it isn't. He is averaging 3.9 dunk attempts per 100 possessions, down from 6.2 last season, per Second Spectrum data.

That has left Conley and Mitchell wandering with live dribbles before settling for floaters.


On DEN's D:
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Millsap has probably lost a quarter-step on defense, but he still is a bulwark: physical, always anticipating, forever in the right place at the right time with his magnet hands.

He is the common denominator in most of Denver's best defensive lineups. The Nuggets have allowed 96 points per 100 possessions with Millsap on the court, a number that balloons to 107 when he sits.

The Nuggets and Millsap could not agree on an extension before the season. Denver acquired Jerami Grant as Millsap's potential heir apparent. Grant is off to a slow start. Millsap keeps on trucking. His free agency looms as a more fraught subplot than the Nuggets might have expected.
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Thanksgiving tournament, playoff play-in games, and reseeding the final 4
« Reply #316 on: November 24, 2019, 09:01:49 PM »

The league, its broadcast partners and the player’s association are in serious discussions regarding a reseeding of the four conference finalists, a 30-team in-season tournament, a postseason play-in and cutting down the regular season from its current 82-game slate to a minimum of 78, according to ESPN.

These changes could be implemented as soon as by the 2021-22 season — the NBA’s 75th anniversary — provided the league’s Board of Governors votes on the initiatives at its meetings in May.

While the tournament is expected to make a lot of noise, the final-four-playoff reseeding could pit two of the league’s true best teams against one another in the NBA Finals. Currently the Eastern Conference champion faces off against the Western Conference champion for the title, which isn’t always a reflection of the league’s two best teams.

In addition, the playoff play-in proposal, as outlined by ESPN would include two four-team tournaments featuring the seventh, eighth, ninth, and 10th seeds in each conference. The seventh seed would host the eighth seed, with the winner of that single game earning the seventh spot. The loser would play the winner of the ninth seed vs. the 10th seed for the final playoff spot.
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« Reply #317 on: November 26, 2019, 06:05:36 PM »

Points scored


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Re: Thanksgiving tournament, playoff play-in games, and reseeding the final 4
« Reply #318 on: November 26, 2019, 06:09:49 PM »

In addition, the playoff play-in proposal, as outlined by ESPN would include two four-team tournaments featuring the seventh, eighth, ninth, and 10th seeds in each conference. The seventh seed would host the eighth seed, with the winner of that single game earning the seventh spot. The loser would play the winner of the ninth seed vs. the 10th seed for the final playoff spot.

So you have 6 playoff spots guaranteed in each conference.
the final 2 spots in each conference  can go to:
BOTH of the 7th and 8th seeds (in order determined by playing each other)  OR
ONE of the 7th and 8th seeds with the other to the 9th or 10th seed.

I love this change so much.  Along with going to a 78 games regular season. 
The teams in the play-in will have one or two play-in games but they will have playoffs atmosphere.

You get rid of four lousy contests at the end of the year when things are usually already decided and you make your regular season games more almost 5% more meaningful.  Which then limits teams resting players as that could cause them to drop out of the guaranteed playoff spot.


I don't like the mid-season tournament.  And it seems to add more games that ultimately dont mean anything.  Just create a pre-season tournament and be honest that they are pre-season games imbued with no meaning.


I don't like re-seeding the conf finalists.  Keep it East vs West.
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« Reply #319 on: November 28, 2019, 09:53:03 AM »

I prefer tradition.

Why cut the season to 78 games and then add goofy tournament games?

Maybe keep 82 but have a section of the schedule where all teams play in their division for 10-14 days.  Might rev up divisions which have lost much meaning in favor of conferences.  And help revive local rivalries.  A PHI-BOS Home-Home B2B.  Nets-Knix 2 games in 3 nights.  Etc.
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« Reply #320 on: November 28, 2019, 09:55:19 AM »

The other day I saw a few minutes of LAC-WAS.
And noticed that there were 3 young Laker cast-off C's playing well: Zubac, Mo Vagner, Thomas Bryant.
Meanwhile LAL squeezing life out of Dwight and JaVale.
For now and the future, I'd prefer one vet and one yute C.


Btw, give WASh some credit for snagging some useful players.
Bertans is a nice stretch Big.
Wagner can board and score from all over.
Hibachimura is looking like a solid #9 pick (though I wish he was an inch or two taller than 6'8".  PJ Washington the #12 pick has played real well for CHA.
I don't know anything about Troy Brown their 2018 pick (#15).
Jordan McRae has been giving them solid bench production.

But at least the Wiz are finding some talent here and there.
And 6-10 isn't a fairly solid record for them.
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« Reply #321 on: November 29, 2019, 01:13:43 PM »

The Lakers trading Zubac was inexplicable to me. It still is. 

That said, Howard is playing far better than I thought he was capable of, even at the 127 pounds he looks like now weighs.

I was certain we'd seen James' last championship.  While they need one more "guy" I think, I think the Lakers record is an accurate reflection of how good they are. 
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« Reply #322 on: November 29, 2019, 04:21:22 PM »

Takes a big man - or you - to admit they were wrong.

LeBron decided on Zubac.
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« Reply #323 on: November 30, 2019, 05:16:03 AM »

Trying to find some Cam Reddish positives, I noticed that he shoots:
HOME  33% FG & 36% on 3's (3.1 3PtA's)
ROAD  24% FG & 11% on 3's (4.0 3PtA's)

That's a huge 3Pt disparity.  And seems to indicate he can make outside shots.  Not sure on the reason for those splits -- focus, preparation, distractions -- but at least a source of some optimism.
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« Reply #324 on: November 30, 2019, 11:58:34 AM »

Doncic only the 3rd player to average a 30 Point Triple-Double in a month.

The other two?
Oscar and Rustbrook.
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« Reply #325 on: December 03, 2019, 11:23:45 AM »

I think Luka can get there for the season (trip doub) - though it would be refreshing if his actions show no interest in matching the Big O and RW
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« Reply #326 on: December 04, 2019, 08:35:45 AM »

I don't.

Gad Westbrook with a Trip-Dub, but shot just 7-30 with 5 turns.
Harden just 4-20 on 3's, but 24-24 on FT's.  24 Pts from the line!.

A coming out party for Lonnie Walker 4.
28 Pts and 3 steals.
18 4Q Pts.
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« Reply #327 on: December 04, 2019, 12:10:58 PM »


Gad Westbrook with a Trip-Dub, but shot just 7-30 with 5 turns.
Harden just 4-20 on 3's, but 24-24 on FT's.  24 Pts from the line!.

A coming out party for Lonnie Walker 4.
28 Pts and 3 steals.
18 4Q Pts.

Refs stole game from Rockets disallowing a Harden dunk that clearly went it before being carried over the rim by the net.
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« Reply #328 on: December 04, 2019, 12:13:14 PM »

Hmm.
Seems that was slightly under 8 mins and could have been challenged.  And only the delay figuring it out (wrongly) stopped HOU momentum.

So that's a real iffy assertion.
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« Reply #329 on: December 04, 2019, 12:59:28 PM »


Gad Westbrook with a Trip-Dub, but shot just 7-30 with 5 turns.
Harden just 4-20 on 3's, but 24-24 on FT's.  24 Pts from the line!.

A coming out party for Lonnie Walker 4.
28 Pts and 3 steals.
18 4Q Pts.



Refs stole game from Rockets disallowing a Harden dunk that clearly went it before being carried over the rim by the net.

wow.....

But James was 11-38, so...

no crying
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