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Re: NBA 2023-24
« Reply #1: July 10, 2023, 10:42:56 PM »
Wemby shut down for the summer. Spurs don’t want to risk injury.

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« Reply #2: July 13, 2023, 09:28:09 PM »
Wish the Wizards had drafted Cam Whitmore.  Have no idea why he dropped.

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Re: NBA 2023-24
« Reply #3: July 14, 2023, 08:45:03 AM »
BTW - Porzingis signed a 2 year extension with Boston for $30 million annually. Apparently he's wearing #8, which is one of the single digits the Celts haven't retired (#1 is Walter Brown, the original owner; #2 is Red Auerbach; #3 DJ, #5 KG, #6 is Bill Russell). Actually, they may have retired fewer single digits than teens and twenties. There's #10 (JoJo White) and ##14-19 (Bob Cousy #14, Tommy
Heinsohn #15, Satch Sanders #16, John Havicek #17, Dave Cowens and Bill Loscutoff #18, Don Nelson #19). #21-#25 is a nice stretch, as is #31-#35.

Edit - Loscy has his name retired. #18 is officially only Cowens. Loscutoff wore #18 as well, but requested his name and not his number go to the rafters.

The #8 I remember are Scott Wedman and Antoine Walker. I think Vega had an Antoine Walker LEGO piece.

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« Reply #4: July 14, 2023, 08:46:23 AM »
BTW - Porzingis signed a 2 year extension with Boston for $30 million annually.

Brown still not extended.

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Re: NBA 2023-24
« Reply #5: July 14, 2023, 09:04:43 AM »
Brown still not extended.
Brown will not be a push over.

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« Reply #6: July 14, 2023, 03:19:16 PM »

The #8 I remember are Scott Wedman and Antoine Walker. I think Vega had an Antoine Walker LEGO piece.

Wedman. What a great player to have at the end of your bench. The early eighties Celtics were a fun team to watch.

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Re: NBA 2023-24
« Reply #7: July 14, 2023, 06:11:25 PM »
Brown still not extended.
apparently, the sticking point may be whether the 5th year will be a player option. Brown is in Europe on some NBAPA business so there's a hold on talks until he gets back. 
https://www.boston.com/sports/boston-celtics/2023/07/14/jaylen-brown-extension-talks-temporarily-stopping/?p1=hp_featurestack

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It should be noted that this pause is not due to any disagreements or setbacks with negotiations. The Celtics will reportedly offer Brown the five-year, $295 million supermax extension that he seeks.

The only major holdup appears to be Brown’s reported desire for a fifth-year player option in his deal, according to Himmelsbach. Beyond that, talks have been progressing and both sides believe that a deal will eventually get done.

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Re: NBA 2023-24
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« Reply #9: July 25, 2023, 11:34:58 AM »
apparently, the sticking point may be whether the 5th year will be a player option. Brown is in Europe on some NBAPA business so there's a hold on talks until he gets back. 
https://www.boston.com/sports/boston-celtics/2023/07/14/jaylen-brown-extension-talks-temporarily-stopping/?p1=hp_featurestack
Biggest contract ever for Brown.

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Re: NBA 2023-24
« Reply #10: July 25, 2023, 11:59:26 AM »
Biggest contract ever for Brown.
over $60 million a year for 5 years.  Nice work if you can get it.  I understand now why they call it a "supermax" contract. It basically imprisons the team like the facility where they keep the worst terrorists.

https://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/38067889/jaylen-brown-celtics-agree-record-5-year-304m-supermax-extension


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Re: NBA 2023-24
« Reply #12: August 25, 2023, 07:57:10 AM »
Jordan Clarkson playing for the Philippines. KAT playing for the DR. Interesting.

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« Reply #13: August 25, 2023, 11:48:10 AM »
Big game for former Wizards legend Mo Wagner. Even out scored his brother as Germany beat Japan. Rui not playing for Japan.

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« Reply #14: August 25, 2023, 11:52:47 AM »
Wow. Canada best France by 30. France is one of the favorites and runner up at the last one of these. Canada has some good players but cmon France. Will have to watch a replay to see how the heck that happened.

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« Reply #15: August 25, 2023, 11:54:52 AM »
Wow. Canada best France by 30. France is one of the favorites and runner up at the last one of these. Canada has some good players but cmon France. Will have to watch a replay to see how the heck that happened.

Canada has real NBA players this time around. France has Rudy Gobert and Evan Fournier

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« Reply #16: August 25, 2023, 12:02:27 PM »
Canada has real NBA players this time around. France has Rudy Gobert and Evan Fournier
Yea. I see they have SGA and some others.  France may be getting old. They were runner up last time with just a few nba guys I believe. Apparently they need to up their talent.

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« Reply #17: August 25, 2023, 03:50:39 PM »
Yea. I see they have SGA and some others.  France may be getting old. They were runner up last time with just a few nba guys I believe. Apparently they need to up their talent.

SGA, Lu Dort, Nickeil Alexander-Walker, R.J. Barrett, and Dillon Brooks are all very good NBA players. I don't think they'll challenge the US, but I expect them to blow out every other team

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« Reply #18: August 25, 2023, 05:29:00 PM »
SGA, Lu Dort, Nickeil Alexander-Walker, R.J. Barrett, and Dillon Brooks are all very good NBA players. I don't think they'll challenge the US, but I expect them to blow out every other team
You’re probably right but having all NBA players has not been any guarantee in the past. Australia looks like a very good roster also.

Watching a replay of the Canada and France game. France got out to a 7-0 start and still had a 7 point lead a few minutes into the second quarter. So from that point they were outscored by 37 which is just ridiculous.

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Re: NBA 2023-24
« Reply #19: August 25, 2023, 05:37:25 PM »
USA plays New Zealand Saturday morning at 8:30.  Can’t expect too much of a game there. On ESPN2 and ESPN+.  All the games are on ESPM+.

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Re: NBA 2023-24
« Reply #20: August 27, 2023, 04:04:39 PM »
Former Wizards legend Davis Bertans has 15 points as Latvia shocked France and knocked them out. Germany upset Australia.

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Re: NBA 2023-24
« Reply #21: August 27, 2023, 04:53:02 PM »
Former Wizards legend Davis Bertans has 15 points as Latvia shocked France and knocked them out. Germany upset Australia.
let me guess. The 15 were on rugged inside play and offensive rebound putbacks? :lmao:

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« Reply #22: August 27, 2023, 05:03:48 PM »
let me guess. The 15 were on rugged inside play and offensive rebound putbacks? :lmao:
4-10’from the field. All threes. Also some free throws. His older brother is a guard and a baller. Too bad they could not combine their skills.

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Re: NBA 2023-24
« Reply #23: September 01, 2023, 05:13:01 PM »
USA edged Montenegro.  Brazil upset Canada.

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Re: NBA 2023-24
« Reply #24: September 03, 2023, 09:33:13 PM »
USA loses to Lithuania.  But makes the quarterfinals. Against Italy.