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Author Topic: 2023-24 NBA Thread  (Read 39386 times)

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Re: 2023-24 NBA Thread
« Reply #1450 on: February 09, 2024, 08:45:11 AM »
The problem isn't Lillard. The problem is the supporting cast has dropped off considerably. They're old and overpaid.

They made the trade because what they had wasn't really working any longer, and they had to do something to get Giannis to sign his extension. But that doesn't negate the fact that Middleton is a step slower and Connaughton has a terrible contract. Portis' contract isn't great either.

This isn't unusual when teams trade picks to go "all in." Everyone knew this day would come eventually. The best they can do now is ride it out, and hope next year people will take PC and BP off your hands cause their contracts will be expiring.

And they got one more championship than I even thought I would see in my lifetime.

All of this is 100% true.

Need to turn over the roster except Dame and GA.

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« Reply #1451 on: February 09, 2024, 09:58:16 AM »
And Malone. Then take your pick of Nurse, Thibideau, Carlisle, or Lue. Daigneault looks to be pretty dang good.

I’d probably go Lue at 5.

Lue?  Really?  I'm not all that impressed with what he's done in LA.  Id take Carlisle, Malone, and Nurse over him easily.  Chris Finch is a sleeper name as well.

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Re: 2023-24 NBA Thread
« Reply #1452 on: February 09, 2024, 05:44:43 PM »
Lue?  Really?  I'm not all that impressed with what he's done in LA.  Id take Carlisle, Malone, and Nurse over him easily.  Chris Finch is a sleeper name as well.

I don't like the style they play, but I think the Clippers results have been pretty good considering all the roster and injuries to their top players.

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Re: 2023-24 NBA Thread
« Reply #1453 on: February 09, 2024, 07:36:31 PM »
First few paragraphs of Journal Sentinel op-ed piece:

As the Milwaukee Bucks return to Fiserv Forum Thursday night for their first home game under new head coach Doc Rivers, I'm wondering how you feel about how the team is spending their, err, your money?

If you're keeping track, the team has fired two coaches in eight months and recently agreed to pay Rivers, a former Marquette University men’s basketball star and longtime NBA coach and announcer, $40 million to get the team over the hump. So far, that is proving a difficult climb, with the team 1-4 under his tenure.

The team, one of the league’s smallest franchises, has three head coaches on its payroll, including Adrian Griffin, who was let go Jan. 24, and Mike Budenholzer, who was fired last May. By my estimates, that’s about $60 million for head coaches – two no longer affiliated with the team.

Bucks’ general manager Jon Horst said the firing of Griffin was a “difficult decision to make during the season.” It also must be a difficult financial decision for the Bucks and taxpayers looking at how the team is spending money.

Interestingly, the Bucks – whom I love – have $60 million to spend on three head coaches, yet taxpayers are still on the hook for the $250 million over 30 years for the arena the team plays at, Fiserv Forum.

https://www.jsonline.com/story/opinion/columnists/james-causey/2024/02/07/fiserv-forum-milwaukee-bucks-doc-rivers-brewers-stadium/72443204007/?utm_source=jsonline-your-week-with-the-journal-sentinel-strada&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=baseline_greeting&utm_term=Content%20List%20-%20Stacking%20-%20optimized&utm_content=pmjs-milwaukee-nletter28
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Re: 2023-24 NBA Thread
« Reply #1454 on: February 09, 2024, 08:02:59 PM »
Yeah, I really don't know what one has to do with the other. I guess just to make headlines based on logical inconsistencies. 
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Re: 2023-24 NBA Thread
« Reply #1455 on: February 12, 2024, 09:44:27 AM »
Hopeless Hornets dump GM Mitch Kupchak, an MJ holdover.
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Re: 2023-24 NBA Thread
« Reply #1456 on: February 12, 2024, 01:18:50 PM »
Hopeless Hornets dump GM Mitch Kupchak, an MJ holdover.
Mitch is much better with Jerry West at his side.

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Re: 2023-24 NBA Thread
« Reply #1457 on: February 12, 2024, 07:33:14 PM »
Jokic is a load.  285 lbs or 310 lbs?

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« Reply #1458 on: February 12, 2024, 07:38:22 PM »
Jokic is a load.  285 lbs or 310 lbs?

Are you just realizing this? He’s been a load for years.
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« Reply #1459 on: February 12, 2024, 07:43:18 PM »
Are you just realizing this? He’s been a load for years.

I think he's heavier than he's listed. 

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« Reply #1460 on: February 12, 2024, 07:46:14 PM »
I think he's heavier than he's listed. 

Aren't we all.
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« Reply #1461 on: February 12, 2024, 07:47:11 PM »
I think he's heavier than he's listed.

No team that measures size of their players have ever lied about it, so there’s no way it’s possible he’s heavier than listed
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« Reply #1462 on: February 12, 2024, 07:50:05 PM »
Crean sucks
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« Reply #1463 on: February 12, 2024, 07:52:13 PM »
Nice little run for the Bucks.

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« Reply #1464 on: February 13, 2024, 08:40:21 PM »
Apparently the Bucks didn't find something last night.  Smh. 

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« Reply #1465 on: February 14, 2024, 04:05:59 AM »
Used, hey?
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« Reply #1466 on: February 14, 2024, 08:02:17 AM »
Used, hey?

Getting nervous that Marquette might be good this year?
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« Reply #1467 on: February 14, 2024, 06:40:17 PM »
Jayson Tatum announces a $1MM donation to a partnership to help educate low income families on financial literacy and decision making, influenced by his own family’s struggles growing up.  A substantial piece of that donation also goes towards helping those families in the STL area make down payments on homes.

Online keyboard warriors immediately attack him/it as BS cause low income people don’t need financial literacy, they know more than anyone.  They just need more money.  Then further complain his down payment idea is tone deaf and out of touch cause home ownership for the poor is delusional and they can’t afford it anyways on their minimum wage salaries.

Twitter/other social media needs an auto time out “go touch grass” function for the terminally online

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« Reply #1468 on: February 14, 2024, 06:53:59 PM »
Jayson Tatum announces a $1MM donation to a partnership to help educate low income families on financial literacy and decision making, influenced by his own family’s struggles growing up.  A substantial piece of that donation also goes towards helping those families in the STL area make down payments on homes.

Online keyboard warriors immediately attack him/it as BS cause low income people don’t need financial literacy, they know more than anyone.  They just need more money.  Then further complain his down payment idea is tone deaf and out of touch cause home ownership for the poor is delusional and they can’t afford it anyways on their minimum wage salaries.

Twitter/other social media needs an auto time out “go touch grass” function for the terminally online

Just another prima donna
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« Reply #1469 on: February 14, 2024, 08:33:26 PM »
Jayson Tatum announces a $1MM donation to a partnership to help educate low income families on financial literacy and decision making, influenced by his own family’s struggles growing up.  A substantial piece of that donation also goes towards helping those families in the STL area make down payments on homes.

Online keyboard warriors immediately attack him/it as BS cause low income people don’t need financial literacy, they know more than anyone.  They just need more money.  Then further complain his down payment idea is tone deaf and out of touch cause home ownership for the poor is delusional and they can’t afford it anyways on their minimum wage salaries.

Twitter/other social media needs an auto time out “go touch grass” function for the terminally online

You are very concerned with what some fringe people say on Twitter
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« Reply #1470 on: February 14, 2024, 09:09:54 PM »
You are very concerned with what some fringe people say on Twitter

1) Not concerned, its not like I freaked out about it and told everyone I knew.  Its just a perpetually downward spiraling trend of people on social media needing to tear down/find grievance with everything.  If I post it here or send it to a friend of mine to roll my eyes about, thats about the extent of it.

2) It wasn't fringe.  I saw it retweeted/referenced 4-5 times today, before I saw the story itself actually, and the retweets/references.  Its no different than all the references here to guys being annoyed with Taylor Swift being shown. 

And the truly depressing part for me isn't the solitary yahoos, its the decently prolific Twitter follows that used to be fun/must follows for commentary or humor related to sports/pop culture/etc... that fall into the aforementioned trend and become insufferable and thus unfollowed or blocked.  Like someone I blocked earlier this week who morphed into a frenzied Outkick worshiping lunatic over the last 6 months.  Or one of the people that brought this story to my feed, who used to be great for irreverent sports takes and commentary but now seemingly things athletes are all overpaid and compensated disgracefully.

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« Reply #1471 on: February 15, 2024, 06:31:55 AM »
Jayson Tatum announces a $1MM donation to a partnership to help educate low income families on financial literacy and decision making, influenced by his own family’s struggles growing up.  A substantial piece of that donation also goes towards helping those families in the STL area make down payments on homes.

Online keyboard warriors immediately attack him/it as BS cause low income people don’t need financial literacy, they know more than anyone.  They just need more money.  Then further complain his down payment idea is tone deaf and out of touch cause home ownership for the poor is delusional and they can’t afford it anyways on their minimum wage salaries.

Twitter/other social media needs an auto time out “go touch grass” function for the terminally online
That's helps, but is pocket change, compared to this (going all Chicos, I am friends with their son)

https://www.forbes.com/sites/michaeltnietzel/2022/06/06/loyola-university-chicago-receives-record-100-million-gift/?sh=6feedca73219

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Re: 2023-24 NBA Thread
« Reply #1472 on: February 15, 2024, 09:51:37 PM »
The Bucks appear to be a disaster. 

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Re: 2023-24 NBA Thread
« Reply #1473 on: February 15, 2024, 10:01:54 PM »
Maybe people will finally open up their eyes to how good Jrue is?
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Re: 2023-24 NBA Thread
« Reply #1474 on: February 19, 2024, 10:29:38 AM »
How is it that Vaughn (.510 win%) is fired and Donovan (.491 win%) get a fat extension?

Nets 20th in salary, Bulls 16th in salary. Nets 22nd oldest team, Bulls 8th oldest team.

This is a rhetorical question, everyone knows the Bulls dream season is the 'play-in'. Mediocrity is celebrated and rewarded. This is just another reminder of the bizarre state of sports franchise.

 

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