Official NBA Season Thread

#251 Edited by kemar7856 (11507 posts) -

man the lakers suck balls how can you lose agianst the 76ers,utah and bucks they made brandon knight look like a freaking all star yesterday he score 37 on them wtf

#252 Posted by No_Hablo_Ingles (8405 posts) -

Rudy Gay has been traded twice in two years. Memphis improved after he was traded and so far the Raptors have.

#Chucker.

Kings improved though, that's something.

#253 Edited by PSP107 (11899 posts) -

@No_Hablo_Ingles:

Asik is next.

#254 Edited by No_Hablo_Ingles (8405 posts) -

@PSP107: Asik left as a free agent. It's actually pretty rare for 1 player to be traded twice in a year; even more so for players of Rudy's pay grade/talent level.

If you are talking specifically to Asik being traded next, I hope so. Asik hasn't played in a while...

#255 Edited by PSP107 (11899 posts) -

@No_Hablo_Ingles said:

@PSP107: Asik left as a free agent.

If you are talking specifically to Asik being traded next, I hope so. Asik hasn't played in a while...

Asik and Lin for Melo?

#256 Posted by No_Hablo_Ingles (8405 posts) -

@PSP107: why would the knicks accept that?

#257 Edited by PSP107 (11899 posts) -

@No_Hablo_Ingles said:

@PSP107: why would the knicks accept that?

I guess I was thinking more of a Rockets fan respective.

But I think Knicks would love to have Lin back. Asik is a quality big man who could replace Chandler if assuming he can opt out or can be amnestied.

#258 Edited by JML897 (33125 posts) -

I'm gonna miss Luol Deng but getting rid of him was probably necessary for a team in NBA hell.

Tank4Wiggins/Parker/Randle

#259 Edited by PSP107 (11899 posts) -

@JML897 said:

I'm gonna miss Luol Deng but getting rid of him was probably necessary for a team in NBA hell.

Tank4Wiggins/Parker/Randle

lol, I found out waking up to Mike & Mike in the Morning. It seems like Deng turning down a 3 year $30m extension was the reasons they got rid of him.

Bulls are expected to release Bynum which will save them $15m.

#260 Posted by FireEmblem_Man (8761 posts) -

@PSP107 said:

@JML897 said:

I'm gonna miss Luol Deng but getting rid of him was probably necessary for a team in NBA hell.

Tank4Wiggins/Parker/Randle

lol, I found out waking up to Mike & Mike in the Morning. It seems like Deng turning down a 3 year $30m extension was the reasons they got rid of him.

Bulls are expected to release Bynum which will save them $15m.

I'm going for the home town kid, Jabari Parker.

#261 Posted by PSP107 (11899 posts) -

@FireEmblem_Man said:

@PSP107 said:

@JML897 said:

I'm gonna miss Luol Deng but getting rid of him was probably necessary for a team in NBA hell.

Tank4Wiggins/Parker/Randle

lol, I found out waking up to Mike & Mike in the Morning. It seems like Deng turning down a 3 year $30m extension was the reasons they got rid of him.

Bulls are expected to release Bynum which will save them $15m.

I'm going for the home town kid, Jabari Parker.

I hear he's not doing to good at Duke =(

#262 Edited by PSP107 (11899 posts) -

lol@ Hedo Turkolu

#263 Edited by ManBearPuig (42 posts) -

As a Laker fan, this year has been depressing.

#BleedforEmbiid

#ShartforSmart

#ScandleforRandle

#Rig4Wiggins

#SorryforJabari

#264 Posted by PSP107 (11899 posts) -

@2014 All-star Starters Announced

East- Irving, Wade, James, George, Anthony

West- Curry, Kobe, Durant, Griffren, Love,

lol at Kobe and no starting centers.

#265 Posted by yokofox33 (29706 posts) -

Wade shouldn't be on the team, let alone be a starter. Missed way too many games, and aside from a handful of great games, he's been pretty pedestrian. Let a younger guy get to experience the game.

#266 Posted by Seabas989 (10285 posts) -

I wish the Wizards were more consistent.

#267 Edited by PSP107 (11899 posts) -

@Seabas989 said:

I wish the Wizards were more consistent.

Is it fair to say John Wall is better than Kyrie Irving and be the starter on the allstar team?

#268 Edited by Seabas989 (10285 posts) -

@PSP107 said:

@Seabas989 said:

I wish the Wizards were more consistent.

Is it fair to say John Wall is better than Kyrie Irving and be the starter on the allstar team?

I like Wall and I think he gets better and better each season when healthy. Honestly I haven't seen the Cavs play much. HoweverI do think that team should be a lot better with all those high draft picks.

#269 Posted by Seabas989 (10285 posts) -

The Wizards are finally over .500. It's about damn time.

#270 Posted by TheWalkingGhost (5313 posts) -

I am actually happy with the way the Lakers are playing, they need to tank this year.

#271 Edited by Boston_Boyy (3947 posts) -

While Wall's dunk was sick, the new dunk contest format feels like David Stern's final fuck you to NBA fans. There was nothing wrong with the old format, and if they wanted to force the East-West thing on us again I don't see why they couldn't have done it in the way they did with the skills challenge and the 3-point contest.

#272 Posted by PSP107 (11899 posts) -

@Boston_Boyy said:

While Wall's dunk was sick, the new dunk contest format feels like David Stern's final fuck you to NBA fans. There was nothing wrong with the old format, and if they wanted to force the East-West thing on us again I don't see why they couldn't have done it in the way they did with the skills challenge and the 3-point contest.

The East/West thing was dumb.

#273 Edited by yokofox33 (29706 posts) -

The dunk contest was bad. Wasn't a fan of it.

I do like the new rules for the Skills and 3-point challenge though.

#274 Posted by Boston_Boyy (3947 posts) -

@PSP107 said:

@Boston_Boyy said:

While Wall's dunk was sick, the new dunk contest format feels like David Stern's final fuck you to NBA fans. There was nothing wrong with the old format, and if they wanted to force the East-West thing on us again I don't see why they couldn't have done it in the way they did with the skills challenge and the 3-point contest.

The East/West thing was dumb.

It was definitely tacked on, but I at least understood the reasoning of it during the 3-point shootout and skills challenge, where a final, head-to-head showdown was setup between the winners from each conference. Had the dunk contest done the same or even added a 3-way dunk-off between the winners I think the collective reaction would have been widespread shrugging. Unfortunately they somehow came to the conclusion that the dunk contest was missing a "free style round" and created a format that concluded 3 "winners" and no clear resolutions.

#275 Posted by PSP107 (11899 posts) -

Man I was hoping for some big trades.

#276 Posted by yokofox33 (29706 posts) -

Granger for Turner was sort of big.

#277 Edited by Silverbond (16052 posts) -

@yokofox33: I'm not really sure it helped either team though...

#278 Posted by yokofox33 (29706 posts) -

Lebron might have a broken nose. And he still finished over Ibaka.

#279 Posted by sherman-tank1 (8136 posts) -

lol at Lebron sitting out with a broke nose. What a puss.

#280 Posted by PSP107 (11899 posts) -

@sherman-tank1 said:

lol at Lebron sitting out with a broke nose. What a puss.

lol, to be fair, the local Bulls are a feisty bunch so its not that a bad of a decision to sit this one out.

#281 Posted by yokofox33 (29706 posts) -

It makes sense to sit him. Their next game isn't until Thursday, so he'd essentially have a week of rest. And like PSP said, I guarantee Noah and company would be extra physical with him to knock him out of the game.

#282 Edited by EPICCOMMANDER (558 posts) -

@sherman-tank1: You assume the heat still need to win games, which they don't.

Also, thoughts on the 2014 draft?

#283 Posted by TheWalkingGhost (5313 posts) -

Please don't come back Kobe. The Lakers need a high draft pick.

#284 Edited by sherman-tank1 (8136 posts) -

@yokofox33: That makes sense until you mentioned the Bulls. What are they going to, break his nose? Its already broken.

#285 Edited by sherman-tank1 (8136 posts) -

@EPICCOMMANDER: So what? Doesn't he have any sort of dignity? After I saw the mask he is wearing it doesn't look like it.

#286 Edited by yokofox33 (29706 posts) -

Stop crying. He took the game off because it's the frigging Bulls. The Heat are good enough to beat them without Lebron, as evidenced by the whooping they gave them Sunday. And yeah it's broken already. You can still cause further injury to the nose and surrounding areas if he gets walloped there.

He's not Wade who takes games off to "rest."

#287 Posted by Boston_Boyy (3947 posts) -

I'd pretty much agree, the guy has 2 rings and 4 MVPs. If he misses his second game of the season 2 days after breaking his nose I think he's earned it. Also that black mask is clearly superior to those clear masks.

#288 Posted by FireEmblem_Man (8761 posts) -

I'm hoping that Bulls can close a deal to get Jimmer Fredette. It sucks that he's been under three systems and new managment that he couldn't flourish with the Kings. Bulls could use him off the bench for more shooting

#289 Posted by Bikouchu35 (7415 posts) -

Paperclips get big baby and Granger, keys up Shump trade to block other teams from getting him. Doc knows how to deal.

#290 Posted by PSP107 (11899 posts) -

@FireEmblem_Man said:

I'm hoping that Bulls can close a deal to get Jimmer Fredette. It sucks that he's been under three systems and new managment that he couldn't flourish with the Kings. Bulls could use him off the bench for more shooting

You cant be serious?

#291 Edited by FireEmblem_Man (8761 posts) -

@PSP107: I am serious, he average above 50 percent shooting. He may not be a good defender, but I believe in Thibs as a coach. We need more shooters

#292 Posted by sherman-tank1 (8136 posts) -

@yokofox33: Whatever. I guess I'm just sick of NBA culture in general. So many players are selfish little girls that sport giant egos and have no respect for refs or coaches.

#293 Edited by PSP107 (11899 posts) -

@FireEmblem_Man said:

@PSP107: I am serious, he average above 50 percent shooting. He may not be a good defender, but I believe in Thibs as a coach. We need more shooters

Looks like you got your wish as he's coming to town.

I'll admit I don't have enough data on the Jimmer, but

He's 6'2 and plays no defense?

Where does he fit in the rotation?

Can he create his own shot?

Is he a natural 1 or 2 guard?

#294 Edited by yokofox33 (29706 posts) -

Jimmer is a poor man's JJ Redick. All he can do is shoot 3s. JJ can at least take the ball off the dribble and score in the lane. I don't think Jimmer is capable of that, but he didn't really get a shot to play in Sac-town I don't think.

#295 Edited by FireEmblem_Man (8761 posts) -

@PSP107 said:

@FireEmblem_Man said:

@PSP107: I am serious, he average above 50 percent shooting. He may not be a good defender, but I believe in Thibs as a coach. We need more shooters

Looks like you got your wish as he's coming to town.

I'll admit I don't have enough data on the Jimmer, but

He's 6'2 and plays no defense?

Where does he fit in the rotation?

Can he create his own shot?

Is he a natural 1 or 2 guard?

TBH, I know that Jimmer has poor defense and I wouldn't want him to be a starter. He'll be good off the bench when we need to score and make break-a-ways. I have true faith for Coach Thibs to bring out Jimmer's potential as he did for Marco Belineli, Nate Robinson, and DJ Augustin. As for his guard position, he should be a 2 Guard, and only be a PG if Hinrich or Augustin is hurt during the playoffs.

#296 Edited by FireEmblem_Man (8761 posts) -

@PSP107 I'm disappointed in you son, you should look at his highlights, he is able to create his own shot

#297 Posted by TheWalkingGhost (5313 posts) -

@yokofox33 said:

Jimmer is a poor man's JJ Redick. All he can do is shoot 3s. JJ can at least take the ball off the dribble and score in the lane. I don't think Jimmer is capable of that, but he didn't really get a shot to play in Sac-town I don't think.

And that's all he needs to do, catch and shoot with a team with good passers.

#298 Edited by PSP107 (11899 posts) -

@FireEmblem_Man said:I'm disappointed in you son, you should look at his highlights, he is able to create his own shot

lol, highlights is a small sample. Highlights usually are positive.

#299 Posted by yokofox33 (29706 posts) -

Lebron with 53 points with 10+ minutes to go in the game.

#300 Edited by EPICCOMMANDER (558 posts) -

James goes 8-10 on threes. He's the new Kobe.

I remember in game 7 when it was amazing that LeBron was making so many threes...now he makes threes all the time, off the dribble too.

AND while wearing that face mask.

Just looked it up, and James is shooting 58% on field goals this season. Holy cow...