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owenbrown 11-01-2013 06:56 PM

NBA Thread
 
few days late but yeah

loopydate 11-01-2013 07:42 PM

Pistons are on pace for 82-0, baby! DEEEEtroit BASKetBALL!

Ermaximus 11-01-2013 07:45 PM

Heat beat Bulls. 76ers beat Heat. Wizards beating 76ers. WTF?

loopydate 11-01-2013 08:07 PM

Pistons beat Wizards

MoFo 11-01-2013 08:39 PM

Aw mehn

Refs are shit.

Fucken Bobcats.

Ermaximus 11-01-2013 08:57 PM

For a team trying to tank, Orlando looks pretty good right now.

screech 11-01-2013 09:34 PM

Sixers not doing a good job going winless for Wiggins

Emperor Smeat 11-01-2013 10:11 PM

:| Cs decided to tank a lot earlier than expected.

SlickyTrickyDamon 11-01-2013 11:40 PM

Celtics trying really hard to kill the Red Sox World Series winning buzz going in the Commonwealth.

The Condor 11-02-2013 01:06 AM

Big time Bucks comeback--- Fear the Deer

DaveWadding 11-02-2013 04:09 PM

The Suns are doing a bad job of trying to get a high draft pick.

owenbrown 11-02-2013 04:10 PM

Are you wanting the Suns to tank, Wadding?

DaveWadding 11-02-2013 04:23 PM

Was that not obvious ?

Conspiracy Victim Vito 11-02-2013 04:46 PM

<font color=goldenrod>Knicks loss to the Bulls the other night was upsetting. I figured it was a game they'd lose going in but to come storming back only for Chandler to miss a free throw and Rose to hit the game-winner while the TNT announcers jerked off kinda sucked.</font>

McLegend 11-02-2013 09:44 PM

The Sixers have to blow this game.

Cmon

McLegend 11-02-2013 09:47 PM

I feel like the Sixers are going to win their first 5 games, and then lose 10 in a row.

RP 11-02-2013 11:28 PM

Pacers are the best team in the league by far

Crimson 11-03-2013 11:53 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by McLegend (Post 4329029)
I feel like the Sixers are going to win their first 5 games, and then lose 10 in a row.

At least you'll have the rookie of the year.

The Midnight Gertner 11-04-2013 03:34 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DaveWadding (Post 4328892)
The Suns are doing a bad job of trying to get a high draft pick.

My Jazz are gonna be awful. Friggen John Lucas is starting for them.

loopydate 11-04-2013 10:10 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by loopydate (Post 4328575)
Pistons are on pace for 82-0, baby! DEEEEtroit BASKetBALL!

55-27 isn't bad, either.

Triple A 11-05-2013 10:32 PM

Shitty Knicks

RoXer 11-05-2013 10:33 PM

Who Dat??

The Midnight Gertner 11-05-2013 11:28 PM

Sigh

RP 11-06-2013 12:39 AM

The Pacers are packing the NBA and smoking it like a bowl right now.

DaveBrawl 11-06-2013 08:30 AM

The Nuggets make me a sad panda.

Emperor Smeat 11-06-2013 09:56 PM

Cs finally got around to winning their first game. Had another tank-worthy 4th quarter but Utah didn't take their win offer.

RP 11-06-2013 09:57 PM

Pacers are for real.

The Midnight Gertner 11-07-2013 12:49 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Smelly Meatball (Post 4331105)
Cs finally got around to winning their first game. Had another tank-worthy 4th quarter but Utah didn't take their win offer.

I'll be shocked if my Jazz win 20 games.

RP 11-07-2013 10:48 AM

Lance Stephenson is quietly averaging 16/6/4 on 47% shooting and 53% from 3pnt. I don't think we have a choice, but to get rid of Granger. Lance is going to get paid.

alvarado52 11-08-2013 01:01 AM

Lakers have been scrappy this season. Im actually loving this underdog role, and the fact that there is some young talent to develop over the year.

RP 11-08-2013 03:02 AM

Winning sure makes people happy.The Indiana Pacers are enjoying their best start as an NBA franchise and four-year guard Lance Stephenson is showing vast improvement as he adds raw energy and now a refined shooting touch to one of the best starting fives in the league.So, of course, it makes sense that Stephenson — who becomes an unrestricted free agent next summer — would have a positive outlook regarding his future with the team.Stephenson wants to stay with the Pacers, and his wish could very well come true.Although the Pacers have roughly $60 million in salary committed for the 2014-15 season —including two huge contracts belonging to Paul George and Roy Hibbert — when Stephenson hits the open market, Indiana can theoretically offer him a max five-year deal while still avoiding the NBA luxury tax.“I wouldn’t want to leave a good team like this. I definitely would love to come back,” Stephenson said. “I just love the city. I love the team. I love who I play with and I feel like we’re a young group and I think we should stick together.”Through five games this season, Stephenson is averaging 16.4 points, 6.2 rebounds and 4.6 assists per game. Although it may be early, the numbers far exceed his career averages (6.7 ppg, 3 rpg, 2.3 apg). Even more appealing, Stephenson has fixed his inconsistent jump shot and is now shooting 53.8 percent from 3-point range.While effortlessly stepping back into a starting role in the absence of veteran forward Danny Granger (strained left calf), who could be out two more weeks, Stephenson has formed a dynamic duet with George. Before Wednesday’s victory over Chicago, Stephenson and George ranked second in most points among Eastern Conference teammate duos behind only LeBron James and Chris Bosh.In the final year of his rookie contract, Stephenson will make $1,005,000 this season but could become an in-demand free agent by the summer. Still, he has made his preferred destination clear while keeping his faith in the Pacers front office.“The future holds itself,” Stephenson said, “and I think Larry (Bird) and the people upstairs will do anything to keep me here.”That “anything” can even surpass what another suitor can use to woo Stephenson.As the Pacers’ 2010 second-round draft pick, Stephenson is an eligible “Bird rights” player, which means he has spent at least three years with the same team. The “Bird rights” — named after team president Larry Bird during his playing days with the Boston Celtics — allows teams to exceed the salary cap by re-signing their own players. So, in theory, even with the eight guaranteed contracts for the 2014-15 season totaling approximately $60 million, the Pacers can use this exception to the cap and re-sign Stephenson with a “max” deal — which would be 25 percent of the salary cap. Since the 2014-15 salary cap will not be announced until next summer, the max is unknown.Also because of the “Bird rights,” Stephenson can get a five-year deal from Indiana while other teams can only offer four years.This season, Indiana is above the NBA salary cap set at $58.679 million but below the luxury tax level at $71.748 million. The team has traditionally operated under the tax threshold and can continue the trend even if it offers Stephenson a lucrative deal.Recent cases with breakout second-round picks suggest Stephenson could become a wealthy man next summer. Goran Dragic, the 45th pick in the 2008 draft, re-signed with Phoenix for a four-year deal worth $34 million. Also, DeAndre Jordan, who was picked 10 spots above Dragic in 2008, stayed with the Los Angeles Clippers after the team matched his four-year, $43 million offer sheet from Golden State.These are not direct comparisons but Stephenson, the 40th overall selection in 2010, can raise his stock if he maintains the current production.In October, Bird declined to discuss the summer free agency and the futures of Stephenson and Granger — “I’m not concerned about Lance, I’m not concerned about Danny. I’m just concerned about the guys we have and how we’re going to play going forward,” Bird said in an interview with The Star.Even so, Stephenson said that although he and Bird have not talked directly about the future, the president has shared encouraging signs with the player.“(Bird) basically says it when he sees me, so I don’t think we need to talk about it,” Stephenson said, then revealed Bird’s message to him: “‘You’re next.’ He’ll say stuff like that.”

Triple A 11-08-2013 08:47 PM

Walt Frazier has been mispronouncing Andrea Bargnani's name ("Barn-yarni") for the entire season (and probably always), why doesn't anyone correct him...

RP 11-08-2013 10:18 PM

PACEEEEEEEE SHOWWWWWW

Emperor Smeat 11-09-2013 10:05 PM

:D What an ending to the Cs-Heat game.

The Midnight Gertner 11-11-2013 01:01 AM

Ugh

SammyG 11-11-2013 01:55 AM

The Wolves can shoot.

CSL 11-11-2013 06:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CSL (Post 4333164)
"greatest thing ever" candidate

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McLegend 11-11-2013 06:38 PM

That's the greatest thing ever.

McLegend 11-11-2013 08:11 PM

That is so awesome.

SlickyTrickyDamon 11-11-2013 11:39 PM

WTF Celtics win? 4 in a row? WTF? We're not getting that Lottery Pick.....


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