Regular Degular Redux - 2019-20 NBA Season thread 2

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Everyone liked the 'Regular Degular' in the first 2019-2020 thread, so I kept it. I hope y'all like the new digs and the post All Star break second half brings much joy in Zion. And elsewhere.

A is for (Aimless), Tuesday, 18 February 2020 01:41 (seven months ago) link

^ I screwed up the link. In the less pretty version it's: 2019-20 NBA Regular Degular Season thread

A is for (Aimless), Tuesday, 18 February 2020 01:43 (seven months ago) link

let's see some nba basketball

ciderpress, Tuesday, 18 February 2020 01:54 (seven months ago) link

Until Thursday, we'll just have to bang our fists, or tin cups, on the tables and chant "Hoops!" rhythmically.

A is for (Aimless), Tuesday, 18 February 2020 01:57 (seven months ago) link

papa needs his degular

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Tuesday, 18 February 2020 02:55 (seven months ago) link

we got a thread......no hoops tho

lag∞n, Tuesday, 18 February 2020 17:12 (seven months ago) link

bananaboat.jpg

A is for (Aimless), Tuesday, 18 February 2020 17:16 (seven months ago) link

https://usatftw.files.wordpress.com/2020/02/zion1.jpg

lag∞n, Tuesday, 18 February 2020 18:06 (seven months ago) link

https://a.espncdn.com/i/headshots/nba/players/full/4395725.png

lag∞n, Tuesday, 18 February 2020 18:14 (seven months ago) link

WOJ: Guard Reggie Jackson has agreed to a contract buyout with the Detroit Pistons and plans to sign with the Los Angeles Clippers. Jackson gives the Clippers second unit a starting-level playmaker and scorer. Lakers had hoped to sign Jackson too, sources said.

clippers keep stocking up lol lakers

Thybulle on the Dash (Spottie), Tuesday, 18 February 2020 21:28 (seven months ago) link

kind of a weird choice for him he'd have way more opportunities with the lakers. would probably be their starting pg

Thybulle on the Dash (Spottie), Tuesday, 18 February 2020 21:29 (seven months ago) link

yeah

lag∞n, Tuesday, 18 February 2020 21:30 (seven months ago) link

seems like they couldve gotten a 2nd for him a couple weeks back but maybe the injuries have scared teams off completely

Thybulle on the Dash (Spottie), Tuesday, 18 February 2020 21:31 (seven months ago) link

rip the john beilein experiment yikes

mookieproof, Tuesday, 18 February 2020 23:52 (seven months ago) link

Irving's injury is best described as a deterioration in the shoulder. When he discussed his return in late December, Irving acknowledged that he took a cortisone shot at the time in hopes of avoiding surgery. The reality is that he has been playing with on and off discomfort

— Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) February 19, 2020

looks like kyrie taking the rest of the year off

call all destroyer, Wednesday, 19 February 2020 00:55 (seven months ago) link

might as well

lag∞n, Wednesday, 19 February 2020 00:58 (seven months ago) link

Very weird career

Thybulle on the Dash (Spottie), Wednesday, 19 February 2020 02:47 (seven months ago) link

shoulder deterioration sounds like a problem

J0rdan S., Wednesday, 19 February 2020 02:54 (seven months ago) link

Kyrie definitely has problems

Matt Armstrong, Wednesday, 19 February 2020 03:12 (seven months ago) link

All his injuries have been serious it seems

Thybulle on the Dash (Spottie), Wednesday, 19 February 2020 03:42 (seven months ago) link

so Tim Duncan's endorsing Bloomberg.

let's all be respectful of Spottie in this his hour of need.

Evans on Hammond (evol j), Wednesday, 19 February 2020 17:23 (seven months ago) link

lmao

lag∞n, Wednesday, 19 February 2020 17:25 (seven months ago) link

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/ERKA06hUwAAphJ1?format=jpg&name=medium

lag∞n, Wednesday, 19 February 2020 17:50 (seven months ago) link

it really feels like those two guys dont exist in the same universe

lag∞n, Wednesday, 19 February 2020 17:51 (seven months ago) link

incredible

lag∞n, Wednesday, 19 February 2020 17:53 (seven months ago) link

increasingly convinced Timmy only spent his entire career in San Antonio to avoid paying state income tax.

Evans on Hammond (evol j), Wednesday, 19 February 2020 17:56 (seven months ago) link

they might as well be brothers, brad is like 20% more attractive

lag∞n, Wednesday, 19 February 2020 18:11 (seven months ago) link

Knicks statement on James Dolan's legal victory over Charles Oakley: "...Maybe now there can be peace between us."

— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) February 19, 2020

lag∞n, Wednesday, 19 February 2020 18:25 (seven months ago) link

so Tim Duncan's endorsing Bloomberg.

let's all be respectful of Spottie m.bison in this his hour of need.

― Evans on Hammond (evol j), Wednesday, February 19, 2020 bookmarkflaglink

fixed

Thybulle on the Dash (Spottie), Wednesday, 19 February 2020 18:27 (seven months ago) link

Pete/Brad this is fuckin my day up

Clay, Wednesday, 19 February 2020 18:30 (seven months ago) link

*thing whatever

Clay, Wednesday, 19 February 2020 18:30 (seven months ago) link

so Tim Duncan's endorsing Bloomberg.
let's all be respectful of Spottie m.bison in this his hour of need.

― Evans on Hammond (evol j), Wednesday, February 19, 2020 bookmarkflaglink

fixed

― Thybulle on the Dash (Spottie), Wednesday, February 19, 2020 1:27 PM (fifty-eight minutes ago) bookmarkflaglink

whoops, sorry! i get folks' fandoms mixed up. you're Dubs Nation iirc

Evans on Hammond (evol j), Wednesday, 19 February 2020 19:26 (seven months ago) link

Steve Kerr is RTing Bloomberg ads so nobody is out of the woods yet

symsymsym, Wednesday, 19 February 2020 19:32 (seven months ago) link

jesus god it's like a pandemic afflicting rich dudes.

Evans on Hammond (evol j), Wednesday, 19 February 2020 19:50 (seven months ago) link

rich ppl aren't your friend even if they are fun basketball players

ciderpress, Wednesday, 19 February 2020 19:51 (seven months ago) link

As Frances Scott Key Fitzgerald pointed out, the rich are not like you and I.

A is for (Aimless), Wednesday, 19 February 2020 19:52 (seven months ago) link

Is Beilein really not getting a buyout?

Matt Armstrong, Wednesday, 19 February 2020 20:08 (seven months ago) link

I hope some of you are ready to apologize to Joey Crawford after this Tim Duncan News

Matt Armstrong, Wednesday, 19 February 2020 20:10 (seven months ago) link

that sixers team is def a case of 2k-itis

methinks dababy doth bop shit too much (m bison), Wednesday, 29 July 2020 00:00 (two months ago) link

simmons was regarded as putting himself at a remove from the other australians, partly because hes not very aussie

micah, Wednesday, 29 July 2020 00:05 (two months ago) link

they are a very racialist folk tbf

lag∞n, Wednesday, 29 July 2020 00:06 (two months ago) link

When simmons was in college he treated those games like tech demos

Matt Armstrong, Wednesday, 29 July 2020 02:04 (two months ago) link

Anyway, very impressed by Jonathan Isaac in these scrimmages

Matt Armstrong, Wednesday, 29 July 2020 02:04 (two months ago) link

He was having a great season before the injury.

Spottie, Wednesday, 29 July 2020 02:49 (two months ago) link

watching the grizzlies/heat scrimmage from earlier today. man, i love how the grizz play on offense. such a young team but they really move the ball and play with rhythm and tempo. super unselfish. with so many athletes sharing the ball it's a very fun style to watch. and ja is amazing which helps.

call all destroyer, Wednesday, 29 July 2020 02:52 (two months ago) link

Michael porter jr is an antivaxer and coronavirus conspiracy therorist?

Spottie, Wednesday, 29 July 2020 03:42 (two months ago) link

he was homeschooled

lag∞n, Wednesday, 29 July 2020 12:16 (two months ago) link

everyones picking the lakers now even tho they only have two players and milwaukee has been destroying the league all season +11 point diff! https://www.theringer.com/nba/2020/7/29/21345882/nba-power-rankings-contenders-lakers-clippers-bucks

lag∞n, Wednesday, 29 July 2020 14:00 (two months ago) link

AND the lakers have to get by the clippers

lag∞n, Wednesday, 29 July 2020 14:01 (two months ago) link

Porter claims he’s never been vaccinated in his life. Apparently his family has strange religious beliefs and there’s lots of theories about how he and his brother’s injuries were caused by the advice of some weird physical therapist

Matt Armstrong, Wednesday, 29 July 2020 16:32 (two months ago) link

Forgot he was also the pray for the cops guy after the George Floyd murder

Spottie, Wednesday, 29 July 2020 16:49 (two months ago) link

Bucks still unproven in the playoffs, last two years their gameplan fell apart as they got eliminated by less talented teams

frogbs, Wednesday, 29 July 2020 16:53 (two months ago) link

imagine being super christian home schooled then in the nba a year later with all satans pleasures at your fingertips lol

lag∞n, Wednesday, 29 July 2020 16:53 (two months ago) link

anyway nba is gonna be on all day every day in a few days something im thinking about

lag∞n, Wednesday, 29 July 2020 16:54 (two months ago) link

porter family is pretty weird and that was clear from before he even started college

J0rdan S., Wednesday, 29 July 2020 16:55 (two months ago) link

frogbs
Posted: July 29, 2020 at 12:53:23 PM
Bucks still unproven in the playoffs, last two years their gameplan fell apart as they got eliminated by less talented teams

they were so much better this year tho but yeah coach bud doesnt have a great playoff record

lag∞n, Wednesday, 29 July 2020 16:56 (two months ago) link

Let’s not get into the hawks thing again plz

Matt Armstrong, Wednesday, 29 July 2020 17:02 (two months ago) link

Didn’t porter’s dad get hired as an assistant coach at mizzou or something sketchy like that?

circles, Wednesday, 29 July 2020 17:03 (two months ago) link

did we do a hawks thing lol

lag∞n, Wednesday, 29 July 2020 17:07 (two months ago) link

he has 9 siblings, the family is super religious & obv you can see from his college experience that his father has a huge role in his life... he basically grew up in a cult

J0rdan S., Wednesday, 29 July 2020 17:09 (two months ago) link

recall watching a hs interview w him where he said all we do is praise god and get buckets lol

lag∞n, Wednesday, 29 July 2020 17:11 (two months ago) link

they were so much better this year tho but yeah coach bud doesnt have a great playoff record

their regular season stats were pretty fucking good last year too. fwiw they were a double OT game away from being up 3-0 on the Raps last year and I am pretty sure they would have beaten the hobbled Warriors in the finals. I think they've got a good shot at it this year but I can see why people are skeptical. Bud seems bad in a series, both Boston in '18 and the Raps in '19 were able to disrupt their key strategies and he had no recourse. then again he's clearly the best coach the Bucks have had since I've started watching them so who knows. he's had a long time to think about this.

frogbs, Wednesday, 29 July 2020 17:14 (two months ago) link

to me you can make a case for the bucks being a vulnerable no 1 seed w/o even bringing up bud. they still have to prove they can score enough in the halfcourt in the fourth quarter of playoff games & that's a personnel issue not a coaching one imo. the bucks played better this year and the continuity has to count for something but the roster around giannis hasn't changed from last year (arguably has gotten worse w/o brogdon). when teams start walling off the paint against giannis in the final 5 mins of games and there's no more transition, middleton, bledsoe, and brook are gonna have to step up and make plays.... george hill and divencenzo are going to have to hit shots. the bucks placed their bets on these guys. it's all been gravy in the regular season but we shall see... is george hill a 50% three point shooter? can middleton take over a crucial game if giannis can't get to the rim? can bledsoe contribute anything? these are open questions on all the players

bucks are still clearly the favorite bcuz every other team in the east is flawed but i think they're way closer to toronto, boston, philly and miami in a playoff scenario than the season long point differential indicates

J0rdan S., Wednesday, 29 July 2020 17:16 (two months ago) link

playoff bledsoe is the problem

Spottie, Wednesday, 29 July 2020 17:19 (two months ago) link

they just seem like theyve got the stuff this year, theyve been together where a bunch of teams in their way are on overhauled rosters, theyve come close before and have steadily improved, tho obvs the layoff and the bubble are huge wildcards

lag∞n, Wednesday, 29 July 2020 17:19 (two months ago) link

if middleton can maintain his level of play i think theyve got it hes been so good this year, and thatll allow bledsoe et al to do less be the role players they are

lag∞n, Wednesday, 29 July 2020 17:21 (two months ago) link

*personally* i think a 1-4 bucks-heat match up would be mighty interesting.... giannis only averaged 21 points in two games vs the heat this year (both losses) and i think the heat have the no 1 giannis defender in the east (bam), plus they're crazy deep at wing defender now after the memphis trade. ultimately the heat can't score enough to win that series but they'd put the bucks to the test imo in a real way especially in the scenarios i'm describing above.

J0rdan S., Wednesday, 29 July 2020 17:25 (two months ago) link

lakers have a lot of good vibes but i still have no clue what their best 5 looks like. rondo and bradley are out and thats two playable vets.

clippers have much more depth and paul george finally got to let his shoulder heal.

Spottie, Wednesday, 29 July 2020 17:27 (two months ago) link

if middleton can maintain his level of play i think theyve got it hes been so good this year, and thatll allow bledsoe et al to do less be the role players they are

― lag∞n, Wednesday, July 29, 2020 1:21 PM (four minutes ago)

yeah to me he is the key. giannis gets all the pub and rightly so but if you take a step back, they're paying middleton $137 million. he needs to be able to get buckets in playoff games pretty much at will when the defense is throwing everything at giannis. if he can't do that, the bucks probably made a bad bet and it could very well cost them giannis. no pressure!

J0rdan S., Wednesday, 29 July 2020 17:27 (two months ago) link

i would love that heat/bucks matchup and hope it happens

Spottie, Wednesday, 29 July 2020 17:28 (two months ago) link

saw someone else say p much the same and idk it might be a good matchup for them but ultimately i think the heat just arent that good

lag∞n, Wednesday, 29 July 2020 17:28 (two months ago) link

i like the bucks this year and if they lose its because of the virus not cause im wrong

lag∞n, Wednesday, 29 July 2020 17:29 (two months ago) link

Sigh ok look I think the Coach Bud hawks playoffs thing is bullshit. I don’t want to debate about it but:

2 of their rotation players were assaulted and injured by the NYPD

In the playoffs an Aussie goon went out there and injured two starters, knocking korver out of the playoffs.

To me you have to give him a mulligan on what happened to that Hawks team and I’m still mad about it

Matt Armstrong, Wednesday, 29 July 2020 17:34 (two months ago) link

yeah if any team seems custom built to take them out its the Heat

imo the Bucks have probably the least amount of flaws of all the big contenders, they legitimately have a very good bench which allows them to destroy other teams while having their stars only play ~30 minutes. if the plan is gonna be to force someone to hit open 3s, I'll take it. the Raps did that last year and it worked, but I think there's some luck there, it seemed like everyone on the team shot below average from game 3 on. agreed that someone's gonna have to step up but that's true of every team...how far do the Raps get last year without VanVleet? as Spottie mentioned the big question mark for them is Bledsoe

frogbs, Wednesday, 29 July 2020 17:34 (two months ago) link

Btw the nuggets should get porter vaccinated! I mean you don’t want this guy getting measles right

Matt Armstrong, Wednesday, 29 July 2020 17:35 (two months ago) link

yeah seriously

lag∞n, Wednesday, 29 July 2020 17:37 (two months ago) link

other ppl have pointed out you can't attend college w/o certain vaccinations -- as a mizzou student myself i can confirm!!! maybe they made an exception for mpj but i also think it's likely he doesn't know what he's talking about

J0rdan S., Wednesday, 29 July 2020 17:41 (two months ago) link

i don't really see it with the heat. too many one-way players.

call all destroyer, Wednesday, 29 July 2020 17:55 (two months ago) link

it's likely he doesn't know what he's talking about

― J0rdan S., Wednesday, July 29, 2020 1:41 PM (forty-four minutes ago) bookmarkflaglink

or hes just talking booboo

lag∞n, Wednesday, 29 July 2020 18:26 (two months ago) link

Sigh ok look I think the Coach Bud hawks playoffs thing is bullshit. I don’t want to debate about it but:

2 of their rotation players were assaulted and injured by the NYPD

In the playoffs an Aussie goon went out there and injured two starters, knocking korver out of the playoffs.

To me you have to give him a mulligan on what happened to that Hawks team and I’m still mad about it

― Matt Armstrong, Wednesday, July 29, 2020 1:34 PM (one hour ago) bookmarkflaglink

reasonable points but wld still like to see a multi year study on the topic

lag∞n, Wednesday, 29 July 2020 19:04 (two months ago) link

haha

k3vin k., Thursday, 30 July 2020 04:17 (two months ago) link

anyway nba is gonna be on all day every day in a few days something im thinking about

― lag∞n, Wednesday, July 29, 2020 12:54 PM (yesterday) bookmarkflaglink

guess who’s got the next 10 days off 8)

k3vin k., Thursday, 30 July 2020 04:18 (two months ago) link

baseball march madness has been going on for a week already get on our level (minus the marlins)

J0rdan S., Thursday, 30 July 2020 04:43 (two months ago) link

yes but baseball is bad

methinks dababy doth bop shit too much (m bison), Thursday, 30 July 2020 05:15 (two months ago) link

more like barch badness

methinks dababy doth bop shit too much (m bison), Thursday, 30 July 2020 05:16 (two months ago) link

baseball is just on at its normal times

lag∞n, Thursday, 30 July 2020 12:11 (two months ago) link

i don't really follow baseball except the twins or watch much of it but sometimes it's kind of nice just to have on

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 30 July 2020 17:14 (two months ago) link

take our hoop talk here folks:

( ( ( ( ( nba bubble ball 2020 ) ) ) ) )

Spottie, Thursday, 30 July 2020 18:10 (two months ago) link


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