2019-2020 NBA Thread: Wanna Play For Team USA?

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  1. Gaknight

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    I thought this rule was more directed at players testing the waters of the draft. How can the NCAA tell a player with no chance of going back to college who they can and can’t sign with?

    That doesn’t make sense.
     
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  2. 20/20/20/20

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    How can the NCAA tell someone who no longer is under their jurisdiction who can represent them as an agent?

    Or is this rule only for guys who haven’t officially announced they are staying in the draft? The article says “testing the waters”. A guy like Coke Anthony isn’t going to test the waters, he’s gone, so he does seem like a poor example.
     
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  3. Evil Homer

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    It's bullshit gate keeping
     
  4. Tobias

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    cole anthony is going to stay all four years and win at least 3 titles if not more
     
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  5. Gaknight

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    If he leaves after this season the hornets have a good shot to get him! Who am I kidding? That applies to all the next 4 drafts.
     
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  6. 20/20/20/20

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    Sign me up

    In reality they will win enough to be in the 6-14 range of the lottery like always
     
  7. Gaknight

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    Without Kemba? Absolutely not

    That roster is trash
     
  8. 20/20/20/20

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    It is trash indeed. We never get top picks. Just watch.
     
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  9. JohnLocke

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    I'm hoping the Grizz don't overachieve this year and get a top 5 pick again and get a guy like Anthony Edwards. Morant, Edwards, Brandon Clarke, and Jaren Jackson and we'll be the most athletic team in the history of teams. May not work out but it'd be fun

    Edit: Left out well mannered Grayson Allen
     
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  10. Mister Me Too

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    No, they’ll have the worst record and drop in the lottery just enough to miss on drafting a franchise player.
     
  11. wtx

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    he’s talking about the hornets not the knicks
     
  12. Mister Me Too

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    I know, the Knicks playbook is more about trading away picks and young talent.
     
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  13. joey jo-jo jr shabadoo

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    im intrigued by cocaine stan van gundy next to pop
     
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  14. Gaknight

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  15. 20/20/20/20

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    Interesting. Everything besides the AST% is better than Trae Young’s career numbers.
     
  16. ShuPoor

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    I mean isn't star really a question of perception and not one of production
     
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  17. Lyrtch

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    same TS% as Kobe

    its a wrap boys
     
  18. I could see it potentially happening, but right now? lol unless he makes a massive leap this year.
     
  19. zeberdee

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  20. MG2

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    Was reading about the Hibbert thing and the story said he's 32 years old. I would have guessed at least 38, I think
     
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  21. ZeroPointZero

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    Andrew Bynum is 31 years old
     
  22. Lyrtch

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    Hibberts awesome its unfortunate that he was the perfect age to almost immediately become near useless as the league changed
     
  23. Guy was an atrocious rebounder though
     
  24. ShuPoor

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    The Pacers were DRAMATICALLY better rebounding with him on the floor. He just wasn't the one getting the rebound.
     
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  25. USA vs. USA Select Team on NBA TV right now, and it is some fairly ugly basketball thus far.
     
  26. Imurhuckleberry

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    Basically the anti westbrook
     
  27. Gunners

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    No player has ever or will ever be as good with the up and down rule in the circle as Hibbert. Drove me absolutely fucking mad.
     
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  28. EdmondDantes

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    hibbert is a great example of someone being really good and then out of the league within a 3 year period
     
  29. BudKilmer

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    VERTACALITY
     
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  30. ShuPoor

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    You've literally never looked at a single page on basketball reference have you
     
  31. dump

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  32. CF3234

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    Was some absolute bull shit.
     
  33. MG2

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    Apparently the Pistons were really big on the 2008 draft

     
  34. bertwing

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    Idk what year it is

     
  35. BudKilmer

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    SBNation has done some good stuff. I’ve enjoyed these
     
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  36. BumpingNasties

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    Collapse and Beef History are good. They also do some longer ones on statistical stuff that can be good sometimes
     
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  37. MG2

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    Bagley quit the USA camp to focus on the season. I don't get it. It's a long season and the timing of the event is bad, but seems like this is the kind of experience the Kings should be pushing Bagley to have.
     
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  38. Mister Me Too

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    My guess is that these guys are withdrawing so they don’t have to get cut, they’re being given a chance to save face.
     
  39. bwi2

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    Probably the case but weird timing since they just promoted him yesterday
     
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  40. mp_22

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    Crazy to think about
     
  41. Gaknight

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    This I feel like doesn’t get talked about like with Ben Simmons
     
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  42. FTK

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    Because DeRozan can shoot inside the arc and Ben Simmons refuses to attempt outside the restricted area. That being said, I don't like that max contract idea at all.
     
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  43. MG2

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    I don't see the comparison
     
  44. Gaknight

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    I wasn't really trying to compare the 2. It's just the only other max guard in the league that can't hit a 3.

     
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  45. bertwing

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    Trae Young would kill for those percentages
     
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  46. Sportfan

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    Yea DeMar is in the wrong era, and even then he isn’t an elite mid range player. But Spurs are in a tough spot. If White+Murray can really progress they may just have to overpay and run it back to keep making the 6-8 seed in the West. Not foolish enough to think they can lure a big name free agent to San Antonio.
     
  47. duc15

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    He’s a career 38% on shots from 15 ft to the 3 point line. And 42% from 10-15 ft. Are we sure he can shoot inside the arc?
     
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  48. MG2

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    I don't understand why they would have to do that.
     
  49. EdmondDantes

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    the spurs probably need to unload their vets for whatever they can get back in picks and young players and rebuild.
     
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  50. Sportfan

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    This would be optimal, my fear has always been when that happens Pop will pass the torch to someone. He seems super happy coaching now though so I’m just being a pussy.