2020-21 NBA Thread: Where Portland Catches Some Breaks

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  1. bertwing

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    Michael Jordan was cut from his HS team. Scottie Pippen didn’t blossom until he got into college. Some superstars are late bloomers
     
  2. jimmy butler stan account

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    Good for him. Gotta be tough to be the worst Ball brother. Coulda been easy for him to give up and just be a tiktoker or some shit but he’s busting his ass and now he’s got a camp spot.
     
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  3. Willpépé

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    More ball support ITT than I had anticipated.
     
  4. ShuPoor

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    They catch a lot of strays because their dad is so noisy, but Lonzo seems like a pretty quiet and serious hardworking kid. I don't really know about the other two as well, but I would guess they ended up in third world gyms because of their dad's meddling and not by choice. Hope it works out for the kids.
     
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  5. Willpépé

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    I know, they are kids, don't wish any ill will upon them until they prove themselves to be douche bags. I just wanted to say ball support.
     
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  6. ShuPoor

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    I'm still in MG2 mode
     
  7. bwi2

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    Middle one ended up in Lithuania because he got suspended for a year by UCLA for shoplifting in China, so there’s definitely some element of his own choice in it.
     
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  9. MG2

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    speaking of catching strays...

    that seemed unnecessary
     
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  10. MG2

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  11. MG2

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    George is getting to the point where he's at least in Kyrie's league as far as doing damage to himself whenever he speaks.
     
  12. Fusiontegra

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    Is KD above or below that level?
     
  13. brolift

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    KD covered in teflon for shit like this imo
     
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    Paul George is a top 5 “no self awareness” player in the league and that’s saying a lot.
     
  15. Fusiontegra

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    KD gets away with more because he was a top 3 player in the league when healthy. Doesn’t mean he doesn’t say/do equally asinine shit.
     
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  16. Celemo

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    My favorite thing about Paul George is he shot a Gatorade commercial suggesting he’s clutch on game winning shots which couldn’t be any farther than the truth
     
  17. brolift

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    If you get away with something did you really do it?
     
  18. CF3234

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    He still living off his anti lebron rep from 2012
     
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  19. ShuPoor

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  20. Celemo

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    Omfg
     
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  21. ShuPoor

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    I can't believe tilman did it, he only saves 100k
     
  22. Truman

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    #FreeBradleyBeal
     
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  23. Dump

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  24. ShuPoor

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    This makes their team better!
     
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  26. Dump

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    well yeah Westbrook actually plays instead of laying on the trainers table
     
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  27. Celemo

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    Haha oh snap
     
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  28. ShuPoor

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    Exactly my point, thank you!
     
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    Congrats Wizards fans
     
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  30. ShuPoor

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    Oh well Atlanta, maybe playoffs next year :yousoright:
     
  31. Detlef Schrempf

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    I mean if you’re the rockets I don’t hate it. They need to be in pick accumulation/rebuild mode. Interested to see the protections around it
     
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  32. Dump

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    it needed to be actually said
     
  33. bwi2

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    If Rui takes a step forward that’s...not a bad team?
     
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  35. Celemo

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    Gunners has to buy a new jersey now lol
     
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  36. poor paul

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  37. Celemo

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    Depends on what they do with Beal
     
  38. Gunners

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    I need a drink, wow
     
  39. bwi2

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    why would they not keep him
     
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  40. MG2

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    The Brooks/Westbrook element of this is kind of weird to me, given their history and the importance of trying to keep Beal there. Seems clear Brooks loves Russ, but his run in OKC seemed to end at least in some part because he couldn't get Russ to calm the fuck down and run any semblance of an offense.
     
  41. Celemo

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    Assets received, this isn’t quantum physics man, Beal has been rumored to be dealt to multiple teams in trade talks
     
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  42. poor paul

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    I mean I guess that depends what you think of Westbrook these days.
     
  43. Gunners

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    and Washington has been adamant that he’s off the market

    given what Holiday returned with a year left, ok with keeping him
     
  44. MG2

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    Beal has been rumored to be a trade target of other teams. And Washington has been rumored to not consider moving him in spite of those offers.

    The issue is Beal has 2 years left and if this isn't working by the deadline, or if they're only a 7-10 seed in the East and Beal tells them he wants out after the season.
     
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  45. ShuPoor

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    If he's got Beal, Bertans and Thomas Bryant around him on offense, i would guess he's pretty effective. This team isn't gonna stop ANYBODY but the points should come in bunches
     
  46. poor paul

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    “You take our washed, crappy contract former star”

    “Cool you take our literally always injured bad contract former star”

    “Yeah sure just throw in a pick”

    “Bet”
     
  47. poor paul

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    I don’t think he will be effective anywhere, personally, but I also understand that we have viscerally different reactions to him.
     
  48. bwi2

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    Washington pick doesn’t convey until 2023 and has lotto protections
     
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