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Re: NBA 2023-24
« Reply #25: September 04, 2023, 07:00:59 PM »
I'm in Latvia, this part of the world is going freaknuts. 

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« Reply #26: September 04, 2023, 07:41:18 PM »
Because of Toms Skujns setting up Matthias Skjelmose's winning move in the Maryland Classic?

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« Reply #27: September 06, 2023, 09:01:24 AM »
I'm in Latvia, this part of the world is going freaknuts.
Tough loss. More resistance than in WW2.

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« Reply #28: September 06, 2023, 09:30:42 AM »
I'm in Latvia, this part of the world is going freaknuts. 

When I hear "Latvia", I think of this:

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« Reply #29: September 06, 2023, 10:26:17 AM »
Canada pulls away from Slovenia in the second half.  So USA, Canada, Germany and someone else in the semis. Not sure of the schedule.

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« Reply #30: September 06, 2023, 10:33:00 AM »
Ok so Canada plays Serbia and USA plays Germany. On Friday morning.

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« Reply #31: September 06, 2023, 12:01:25 PM »
Canada pulls away from Slovenia in the second half.  So USA, Canada, Germany and someone else in the semis. Not sure of the schedule.

Luka already in playoff form

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« Reply #32: September 06, 2023, 12:07:10 PM »
Luka already in playoff form
More interested in arguing with the referees than playing defense.

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« Reply #33: September 06, 2023, 12:20:16 PM »
More interested in arguing with the referees than playing defense.

Putting up good numbers in a series ending loss

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« Reply #34: September 08, 2023, 11:33:00 AM »
USA and Canada will meet. For third place. So much for all the NBA talent being Feb difference.

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« Reply #35: September 09, 2023, 09:45:17 AM »
Latvia beating up on their Baltic brothers. By 30 over Lithuania in the third quarter in the 5th place game. Don’t even need the Latvian Laser as he has been quiet.

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« Reply #36: September 27, 2023, 02:32:16 PM »
Huge trade per woje:
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Damien Lillard goes Milwaukee as part of a 3-team deal with Jrue Holiday, Deandre Ayton, Toumani Camara, a 2029 unprotected MIL 1st, and unprotected MIL swap rights in 2028 and 2030 to Blazers. Phoenix lands Jusuf Nurkic, Grayson Allen, Nassir Little and Keon Johnson.

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« Reply #37: September 27, 2023, 03:05:21 PM »
I would assume they will be look to flip Holliday and maybe Ayton at the trade deadline.  I guess Miami and Philly must be sad. More competition for the Wizards tanking. 

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« Reply #38: September 28, 2023, 06:34:09 AM »
Sucks for Holliday. Unless Dame learns to play defense, I don’t see the Bucks making it out of the east

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« Reply #39: September 28, 2023, 08:44:45 AM »
Sucks for Holliday. Unless Dame learns to play defense, I don’t see the Bucks making it out of the east
I’m sure Holliday will end up on a contender at the trade deadline.

Bucks had to do something to keep Giannis. Will see if it works.

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« Reply #40: September 28, 2023, 10:07:52 AM »
I’m sure Holliday will end up on a contender at the trade deadline.

Bucks had to do something to keep Giannis. Will see if it works.

I think this pushes the Bucks all in for the next two years. Giannis has a player option for 25-26. At that point, there is a very good chance the Lillard is just cooked.

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« Reply #41: September 28, 2023, 10:33:31 AM »
I think this pushes the Bucks all in for the next two years. Giannis has a player option for 25-26. At that point, there is a very good chance the Lillard is just cooked.
Probably they figure they will lose him at that time anyway so why not go all in now.  They really had problems end of games with their offense. The trade helps with that. Will the defensive drop offset that?  Maybe. More exciting basketball for their fans also.

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« Reply #42: September 28, 2023, 01:50:46 PM »
Probably they figure they will lose him at that time anyway so why not go all in now.  They really had problems end of games with their offense. The trade helps with that. Will the defensive drop offset that?  Maybe. More exciting basketball for their fans also.

They’ll have the best pick and roll in basketball and kill it in the regular season, but I think defense comes back to haunt them in the playoffs

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« Reply #43: September 29, 2023, 04:44:51 PM »
From a Phoenix perspective, now that Ayrron was traded for nothing after being drafted ahead of Luka, Jaren Jackson Jr., Young, Bridges, and SGA, is he the worst pick ever? There have been terrible number 1 overalls (Anthony Bennett, but the only really good player taken after him was Giannis who was an own known). What makes Ayton (and Bagley) so bad is that the guys after them were hyped. People were screaming that Luka was going to be a great, and those teams both passed and they didn't pass for one of the other guys at the top of the draft who ended up being good to great, the passed for a bust

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« Reply #44: October 14, 2023, 09:14:26 AM »
Do yourself a favor and watch the wembanyama highlights from last night. He’s going to be the greatest ever if he stays healthy

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« Reply #45: October 14, 2023, 09:52:51 AM »
Do yourself a favor and watch the wembanyama highlights from last night. He’s going to be the greatest ever if he stays healthy

I just don’t see how he stays healthy with that body type.

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« Reply #46: October 14, 2023, 10:03:20 AM »
I just don’t see how he stays healthy with that body type.

he isn't as lanky as other 7 footers. Giannis used to be pretty skinny too.

Did you see the play where he gave the ball to a guard and called for the alley-oop as he went to the basket? There was no way to stop him. Just incredible plays on both sides of the court.

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« Reply #47: October 14, 2023, 10:11:43 AM »
he isn't as lanky as other 7 footers. Giannis used to be pretty skinny too.

Did you see the play where he gave the ball to a guard and called for the alley-oop as he went to the basket? There was no way to stop him. Just incredible plays on both sides of the court.

I want to see what happens in the regular season and playoffs when power forwards built like linebackers try to move him around. I think they’re smart not playing him at center and if his 3 point shot hits, he’ll be a great. I wince every time he goes inside though. His body is basically Porzingis which was great until the injuries multiplied

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« Reply #48: October 15, 2023, 01:01:16 AM »
Do yourself a favor and watch the wembanyama highlights from last night. He’s going to be the greatest ever if he stays healthy


lol.  No.   There has never been a player above 7’3 that can stay healthy.   He won’t even be the best player in the league after 5 seasons

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« Reply #49: October 15, 2023, 01:02:24 AM »
I want to see what happens in the regular season and playoffs when power forwards built like linebackers try to move him around. I think they’re smart not playing him at center and if his 3 point shot hits, he’ll be a great. I wince every time he goes inside though. His body is basically Porzingis which was great until the injuries multiplied

Porziingis has never been that skinny, even in middle school, and shorter by two inches.