2020-21 NBA Thread: Where Portland Catches Some Breaks

Discussion in 'The Mainboard' started by Celemo, Jun 24, 2018.

  1. Gaknight

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    We may start slow on a short offseason but by the playoffs I think we will be much improved and hot going in.
     
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  2. ShuPoor

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  3. ShuPoor

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    The other teams in the play in tournament are ON NOTICE
     
  4. Celemo

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    NBA offszn: where hope springs eternal in Atlanta
     
  5. dtx

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    this is an embarrassing display
     
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  6. Juke Coolengody

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    People sleeping on the Pacers as per usual. They should have a dramatically better offense this year. If Oladipo can be at 90%+ of what he was pre-injury, they’ll have a better record than a couple of those teams with perceived better talent.
     
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  7. Josey Wales

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    Hard to count out a nick nurse team with Lowry and VV still on it.

    Philly still probably needs another pg move to effectively run the halfcourt.
     
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  8. MG2

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    If healthy (obviously huge if) Derrick Rose to Philly sometime between now and the deadline makes a lot of sense.
     
  9. NCHusker

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    I can respect shameless optimism in the offseason. Like that's what's fun about it.

    But I will thoroughly enjoy it when Atlanta is in the bottom half of the East halfway through the season
     
  10. Willpépé

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    Ben has all the capacity and physical tools to run point in the league. He’s never operated in a true half court offense. Neither has Joel. They do need a competent backup though. Very much looking forward to what Doc has them do.
     
  11. Bankz

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    Oh bless you... Bulls are not a good basketball team. If somehow Billy gets them within sniffing distance of the playoffs it would be a major accomplishment.
     
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  12. Clark W. Griswold23

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    I’m intrigued to watch them with a competent coach.
     
  13. Bankz

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    I hope to see improvement and considering they had the worst coach of all time at the helm last year it’s likely to happen.

    The defense is really bad. But White is gonna be fun to watch improve and grow. Hopefully they fix Lauri
     
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  14. fsuNizz

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    Patrick Williams with starter minutes :lovelove:
     
  15. MG2

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  16. Corch

    Corch Hmm surprised you didn't know that
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    Guys, this is the year Atlanta isn't absolute garbage, I can feel it.
     
  17. Corch

    Corch Hmm surprised you didn't know that
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    They always do this from the draft until about the third week of the season.
     
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  18. bertwing

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  19. poor paul

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    not true we have christian wood
     
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  20. Mister Me Too

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  21. ShuPoor

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  22. MG2

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    ESPN.com has a 21 mock draft up. Not sure if it's a great draft or if every draft looks great compared to the one we just had. Seems like Cunningham, Boston and Green blow away everyone from this recent class, though.
     
  23. $P1

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    Yeah it looks great...and then the '22 draft is going to be nuts
     
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  24. b7

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    can you post please?
     
  25. MG2

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  26. Nandor the Relentless

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    Wouldn’t surprise me if several guys outside the 21 lottery are better than the top five of the 20 draft
     
  27. Mister Me Too

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    Knicks fans are already calling next season the “fade for Cade” season.
     
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  28. ShuPoor

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    Grant replacement is locked up
     
  29. Dump

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    I want this hanging behind my bed

     
  30. fsuNizz

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    Scottie Barnes!
     
  31. Mister Me Too

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  32. ShuPoor

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  33. Celemo

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    they need to make sure Dunc gets paid too
     
  34. ShuPoor

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    Well yeah now that we know he's the third member of their new big 3
     
  35. Dump

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  36. harvey birdman

    harvey birdman Ha ha! Last laugh.
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    :awshucks:
     
  37. Nandor the Relentless

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    Someone is going to offer him $100 million if they don’t extend him, based on what Joe Harris and Bertans got.
     
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  38. Josey Wales

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    Better trade asset for Giannis if he’s under a long term deal :skip:
     
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  39. Dump

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  40. RSK

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    ESPN just put this as the sixers potential starting lineup lol

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  41. Dump

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  42. Charles DeMar

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    Seems like a lot for him, even an All-Star. Is that a lot?
     
  43. Xander Crews

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    That’s too much for Ingram IMO
     
  44. Andy Reocho

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  45. MG2

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    Miami going year to year with these deals, and then signing Bam now to take away half the space those contracts would create, is odd to me unless he straight up told them he didn't want to wait.

    If Giannis signs his extension before the season, I predict either Miami or Dallas will trade for Blake at the deadline (if he's healthy and playing anywhere close to previous Blake levels).
     
  46. Fusiontegra

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    We're just trying to impress Giannis.
     
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  47. ShuPoor

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    There's legitimate shades of QAnon in how Heat fans are tracking the Giannis free agency, with Pat Riley assuming the role of Donald Trump
     
  48. ZeroPointZero

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    the Golden State smugness over Giannis sure came and went
     
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  49. Tug

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    The Bucks are going to trade Giannis to Detroit. We’re going to waive and stretch him because that’s what we do
     
  50. Nandor the Relentless

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    Hornets will find a way to pay him significantly more than the super max then waive and stretch Gordon Hayward.