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Author Topic: 2023-24 NBA Thread  (Read 40155 times)

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« Reply #950 on: November 22, 2023, 10:45:18 PM »
Scott Foster essentially loses it and goes of giving Paul 2 T's and ejected, and Kerr an additional T.

Foster is a good ref, but he clearly has issues with Paul and really shouldn't be allowed to officiate games with him in it. No need for an ejection there, and no need for 3 T's.

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« Reply #951 on: November 23, 2023, 09:42:03 AM »
Known more for his court vision and passing ability, LaMelo Ball is on an incredible scoring roll. Here are his stats the last 9 games:

32.2 ppg on .491 shooting (.436 from 3) ... 8.7 apg ... 6.7 rpg.

He's scored 30+ points 7 times during the stretch.

He's pretty much an offensive genius, and he's fun as hell to watch, but he remains mostly allergic to playing even a lick of defense. His +/- during the stretch is -6.6 and the Hornets are 3-6. But they have won their last two games in exciting come-from-behind fashion, beating Boston in OT and then Washington.

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« Reply #952 on: November 23, 2023, 11:32:20 AM »
Known more for his court vision and passing ability, LaMelo Ball is on an incredible scoring roll. Here are his stats the last 9 games:

32.2 ppg on .491 shooting (.436 from 3) ... 8.7 apg ... 6.7 rpg.

He's scored 30+ points 7 times during the stretch.

He's pretty much an offensive genius, and he's fun as hell to watch, but he remains mostly allergic to playing even a lick of defense. His +/- during the stretch is -6.6 and the Hornets are 3-6. But they have won their last two games in exciting come-from-behind fashion, beating Boston in OT and then Washington.

I've been pretty critical of the Ball family, but man, LaMelo is impressive.

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« Reply #953 on: November 23, 2023, 07:12:47 PM »
I've been pretty critical of the Ball family, but man, LaMelo is impressive.

His decision to play pro in Australia, which is probably the best non-Euro centric foreign league, and his performance/reports on his attitude and work ethic there, had me leaning towards him having this sort of early career.

Another thing lost in the noise and dislike caused by Lavar, Melo and Lonzo had INSANELY high basketball IQs at a very young pre-NBA age.  Game understanding and instincts were never in question

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« Reply #954 on: November 23, 2023, 09:17:55 PM »
His decision to play pro in Australia, which is probably the best non-Euro centric foreign league, and his performance/reports on his attitude and work ethic there, had me leaning towards him having this sort of early career.

Another thing lost in the noise and dislike caused by Lavar, Melo and Lonzo had INSANELY high basketball IQs at a very young pre-NBA age.  Game understanding and instincts were never in question

I will admit, my dislike for Lavar did wrongly filter on to Melo and Lonzo at first. They both do really know the game, and work extremely hard. LaMelo is really good.

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« Reply #955 on: November 23, 2023, 11:19:02 PM »
Lonzo is a great player, just cursed with the worlds worst knee

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« Reply #956 on: November 24, 2023, 08:14:46 AM »
Lonzo is a great player, just cursed with the worlds worst knee

Or he wore horribly designed/built shoes that ruined his knees.

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« Reply #957 on: November 24, 2023, 08:36:40 AM »
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« Reply #958 on: November 26, 2023, 07:32:25 PM »
I don't care for Draymond Green.  If I was a big guy (say....Steven Adams) I would probably level him with no remorse. 

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« Reply #959 on: November 26, 2023, 07:42:00 PM »
I don't care for Draymond Green.  If I was a big guy (say....Steven Adams) I would probably level him with no remorse. 

And take his oil.
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« Reply #960 on: November 26, 2023, 08:57:53 PM »
I don't care for Draymond Green.  If I was a big guy (say....Steven Adams) I would probably level him with no remorse.

Steven Adams has his own problems.
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« Reply #961 on: November 27, 2023, 05:55:31 AM »
Heckuva comeback.
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« Reply #962 on: November 27, 2023, 12:33:56 PM »
Heckuva comeback.

Bud would have never come back from 26 against a bottom 5 team on account of blowing them out for the whole 48.

The fact that the Bucks are getting good result from awful process does not speak well of Griffin

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« Reply #963 on: November 28, 2023, 05:27:37 PM »
Bulls v. Celtics tonight in Boston; who you got?

I would not be surprised to see the Bulls win. They have had a knack for playing out their @$$ against the East's best (along with losing to teams like the Pistons)

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« Reply #964 on: November 28, 2023, 05:32:13 PM »
Have watched about 15 minutes of Wolves ball so far this year but will be interesting to see if they can keep up being one of the best teams in the West.

Lotta hype around here for those that do care.
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« Reply #965 on: November 28, 2023, 07:46:16 PM »
Playing the best basketball of his career, LaMelo is out for “multiple weeks” with a sprained ankle.

Unfortunately, he’s missed multiple weeks every season of his young career so far.
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« Reply #966 on: November 28, 2023, 08:00:44 PM »
Bulls v. Celtics tonight in Boston; who you got?

I would not be surprised to see the Bulls win. They have had a knack for playing out their @$$ against the East's best (along with losing to teams like the Pistons)
Never mind. Bulls down 25 half way through the 3rd Q. :o

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« Reply #968 on: November 29, 2023, 07:56:29 AM »
Also quitting Shark Tank.  Ostensibly to sit back and enjoy his kids.
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« Reply #969 on: November 29, 2023, 08:35:42 AM »
Also quitting Shark Tank.  Ostensibly to sit back and enjoy his kids.

Or run for office...but thats obviously just wild speculation based on the seemingly sudden nature of both.

I'll miss him on Shark Tank.  Obviously some was for show and there was more to it all than just what was shown on TV, but he was the only one who consistently seemed to look out for candidates and work to get them a deal that wouldn't cripple them.

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« Reply #970 on: November 29, 2023, 09:39:44 AM »
Never mind. Bulls down 25 half way through the 3rd Q. :o

The Bulls are beyond a disaster.  BLOW IT UP.  Will Donovan go back to college ball?

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« Reply #971 on: November 29, 2023, 09:43:35 AM »
The Bulls are beyond a disaster.  BLOW IT UP.  Will Donovan go back to college ball?

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« Reply #972 on: November 29, 2023, 09:46:45 AM »
The Bulls are beyond a disaster.  BLOW IT UP.  Will Donovan go back to college ball?

https://x.com/ChiSportUpdates/status/1729156416290882037?s=20

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« Reply #973 on: November 29, 2023, 11:05:03 AM »
https://x.com/ChiSportUpdates/status/1729156416290882037?s=20

Very Reinsdorfy

I don't dislike Billy D, but last night was classic dysfunctional Bulls.  The In Season tournament has been pretty fun/interesting, but one of the biggest differentiators is the point differential that is tiebreaker for standings.  It makes it fun cause teams are actually playing until the final buzzer instead of some of these blowouts where you sometimes literally see 2 shot clock violations in the last minute as teams stand around.

Well the C's needed a 20+ point differential last night so they started Hack A Drummond in the middle of the 4th to build up the score gap.  Well Donovan and his staff were unprepared/unaware, so they took exception to it and had to have it explained to them by Mazulla.

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« Reply #974 on: November 29, 2023, 11:21:25 AM »
I don't dislike Billy D, but last night was classic dysfunctional Bulls.  The In Season tournament has been pretty fun/interesting, but one of the biggest differentiators is the point differential that is tiebreaker for standings.  It makes it fun cause teams are actually playing until the final buzzer instead of some of these blowouts where you sometimes literally see 2 shot clock violations in the last minute as teams stand around.

Well the C's needed a 20+ point differential last night so they started Hack A Drummond in the middle of the 4th to build up the score gap.  Well Donovan and his staff were unprepared/unaware, so they took exception to it and had to have it explained to them by Mazulla.
Donovan has been mailing it in for some time. Classic ownership, FO and players don't care; so why should Billy? He doesn't seem happy nor energized. He is just showing up to collect a paycheck. I don't fault him at all.

I doubt he has the energy or will to coach in college or NBA again.  JMHO, when the Bulls do fire him, he will retire (and thank the Bulls for making him very rich and unemployed)

 

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