Regular Degular Redux - 2019-20 NBA Season thread 2

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Damn, rest in peace miss Jackie.

Fetchboy, Tuesday, 14 April 2020 00:11 (three months ago) link

big stuff

High school players still can't go straight to the NBA, but the league is starting a new developmental team where elite prospects can earn half a million dollars in salary. 👀
Will a player like Zion Williamson ever go to college again?

— Rachel Nichols (@Rachel__Nichols) April 17, 2020

lag∞n, Friday, 17 April 2020 01:49 (three months ago) link

Just casting about for a reason why a Zion-type HS player would opt for college over $500,000 and all I can think of is a much-beloved parent pushing the player to go to college, because the parent sees the social prestige of a college education in exaggerated terms. This can happen occasionally in families with almost no formal education. Wouldn't happen often, I'd think.

A is for (Aimless), Friday, 17 April 2020 02:58 (three months ago) link

the kicker is: nba is offering the salary PLUS a college scholarship

methinks dababy doth bop shit too much (m bison), Friday, 17 April 2020 03:08 (three months ago) link

yah this is big and absolutely the right move

Spottie, Friday, 17 April 2020 03:17 (three months ago) link

great idea to include a scholarship yeah.

micah, Friday, 17 April 2020 03:36 (three months ago) link

like oh shit u thought we didnt give a fuck about education? FUCK you. SCHOLARSHIPS.

methinks dababy doth bop shit too much (m bison), Friday, 17 April 2020 05:38 (three months ago) link

Will be so great to see the NCAA crash and burn they deserve every bit of it

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 17 April 2020 13:09 (three months ago) link

Will NBA university have a good philosophy department?

Matt Armstrong, Friday, 17 April 2020 14:19 (three months ago) link

unfortunately kinda think it wont really affect them, like if you think about it theyve been losing tons of years of the best players forever and theyre more popular than ever, the march madness tv contract is bigger than the entire nba one, college basketball isnt really about quality of play its a little bit about school/regional fandom and a lot about a big exciting single elimination tournament

lag∞n, Friday, 17 April 2020 14:20 (three months ago) link

March madness did fine when players were going straight to the pros. 15-20 guys should go pro and the rest go to college, it’s fine.

Matt Armstrong, Friday, 17 April 2020 14:24 (three months ago) link


lag∞n, Friday, 17 April 2020 14:24 (three months ago) link

most one and done guys arent actually that good their freshman seasons even

lag∞n, Friday, 17 April 2020 14:24 (three months ago) link

It seems pretty silly to do this and not just let trans draft them tho xp

Matt Armstrong, Friday, 17 April 2020 14:24 (three months ago) link


Matt Armstrong, Friday, 17 April 2020 14:25 (three months ago) link

it makes sense if its the seed for something bigger, like i hope this development team turns into a program and then ultimately an academy for younger players so they can be in a situation thats thinking more long term rather than the win now hs/aau scenes thatre bad for players skill and physical development, nba already runs academies like that overseas, and its the standard practice for euro soccer tho those academies are run by the teams rather than the leagues

lag∞n, Friday, 17 April 2020 14:26 (three months ago) link

noticed they said the development team will be playing vs those international academies for some of their game, no doubt the nba has thought a lot abt doing a usa basketball academy for hs age players

lag∞n, Friday, 17 April 2020 14:28 (three months ago) link

if we had these the ball brothers might have normal jump shots lol

lag∞n, Friday, 17 April 2020 14:28 (three months ago) link

yeah it really needs to turn into a true feeder/development system or every guy is going to be this anthony edwards kid from georgia taking crazy stepback 3s and shooting under 30%.

call all destroyer, Friday, 17 April 2020 14:37 (three months ago) link

guys hitting college age w all sort of injuries and bad medical care is a big issue too, greg oden mightve had a career under a different system

lag∞n, Friday, 17 April 2020 14:49 (three months ago) link

Yeah it does seem like things go wrong in high school but otoh if you’re genetically predisposed to injury it would crop up then quite often

Matt Armstrong, Friday, 17 April 2020 18:31 (three months ago) link

wld think just having access to good trainers medical staff etc from any early age + not being over played by coaches only concerned with winning wld have great benefit

lag∞n, Friday, 17 April 2020 18:43 (three months ago) link

it seems to me that kids who are still growing need a different training regime from those who have attained their full height. concentrating exclusively on bulking up with ever-stronger muscles when your tendons and ligaments are still adapting to new growth seems like a recipe for overstraining weak connective tissues. this is a big problem for youth baseball pitchers, so the rules put in strict limits on pitch counts.

A is for (Aimless), Friday, 17 April 2020 18:52 (three months ago) link


lag∞n, Friday, 17 April 2020 18:54 (three months ago) link

dame taking ownership of russ and the thunder last year was truly a blessed hoops moment

This sequence by Damian Lillard is still iconic 😲

— ESPN (@espn) April 17, 2020

Spottie, Friday, 17 April 2020 22:09 (three months ago) link


lag∞n, Saturday, 18 April 2020 00:06 (three months ago) link

that series had so much schadenfreude in it, joyous times

Clay, Saturday, 18 April 2020 01:01 (three months ago) link

I was reminiscing on the career of new Nuggets GM Calvin Booth and found this Murder

Matt Armstrong, Sunday, 19 April 2020 17:29 (three months ago) link

huh, i haven't thought of calvin booth in a decade, didn't realize he'd had some front office jobs.

circles, Sunday, 19 April 2020 17:47 (three months ago) link

yeah blast (dunk) from the past

lag∞n, Sunday, 19 April 2020 18:24 (three months ago) link

I also had forgotten that Calvin Booth once had 10 blocks in 17 minutes

Matt Armstrong, Sunday, 19 April 2020 20:35 (three months ago) link

i'll always love footage of dunleavy getting done dirty

Spottie, Monday, 20 April 2020 04:19 (three months ago) link

Dunleavy made the funniest facial expressions and always seemed to be tackled in some fashion each game

Matt Armstrong, Monday, 20 April 2020 13:11 (three months ago) link

i am sad to report that haralabob's little dog passed away.

call all destroyer, Thursday, 23 April 2020 03:32 (three months ago) link

oh no :(

k3vin k., Thursday, 23 April 2020 03:48 (three months ago) link

one year ago today, tryin not to think abt what we're missing this spring ;_;

Clay, Friday, 24 April 2020 01:02 (three months ago) link

just rewatched that game yesterday, it's great. Lillard took a huge charge off Russ with two minutes left

fatuous salad (symsymsym), Friday, 24 April 2020 01:38 (three months ago) link

lol, i saved the tape and watch the ending about once every two month

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Friday, 24 April 2020 01:57 (three months ago) link

Sebastian Telfair and his brother Ethan lost their mother and brother to COVID-19 ... 💔💔💔

— The Undefeated (@TheUndefeated) April 28, 2020

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Tuesday, 28 April 2020 18:11 (three months ago) link

NBA Tonight on ESPN starting at 7: final games of the 2004 Pistons/Lakers Finals and 2014 Spurs/Heat Finals

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Wednesday, 29 April 2020 21:48 (three months ago) link

this idea rules

Our Insider @ShamsCharania reports on the NBA considering Disney World Resort as a potential return playing site and the latest discussions around coronavirus.

— Stadium (@Stadium) April 29, 2020

lag∞n, Wednesday, 29 April 2020 23:56 (three months ago) link

the orlando magic theory is coming to a head

ciderpress, Thursday, 30 April 2020 00:01 (three months ago) link

makes a hell of a lot more sense than vegas

call all destroyer, Thursday, 30 April 2020 00:26 (three months ago) link

Is there more about this proposal? Would they jump into the playoffs?

DJI, Thursday, 30 April 2020 00:51 (three months ago) link

i think i read that the players will need a month to get back in shape.

Spottie, Thursday, 30 April 2020 00:59 (three months ago) link

simmons and russillo were saying that teams have an incentive to get to 70 games b/c otherwise they'll have to refund some of the money they get from the local sports networks. right now teams are between 63 and 67 games played.

call all destroyer, Thursday, 30 April 2020 00:59 (three months ago) link

the crowd should be mickey mouse et al

lag∞n, Thursday, 30 April 2020 01:11 (three months ago) link

What a Goofy idea I love it

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Thursday, 30 April 2020 02:36 (three months ago) link


lag∞n, Thursday, 30 April 2020 02:38 (three months ago) link

it's a small world after etc etc

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Thursday, 30 April 2020 03:09 (three months ago) link

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