2017-18 NBA Season

Discussion in 'Sports Haps' started by Prope, Jun 28, 2017.

  1. Prope
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    Prope RIP soxwon

    First big news of the year: Chris Paul traded to the Rockets for Sam Dekker, Patrick Beverly, Lou Williams, a first round pick, and a bunch of players that I didn't know played in the NBA. Kind of hard to make sense how Paul fits in with Houston with Harden. Obviously the talent in that back court is insane, but both of these kinds need the ball in their hands. Paul is obviously one of the best PGs in the league, and Harden really played well at the position last season. Tough to see initially how this works in D'Antoni's offense.

    Also: http://deadspin.com/report-chris-paul-hated-austin-and-doc-rivers-1796493696

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  2. y2chae
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    y2chae Panda

    Shouldn't everyone hate Austin Rivers?
  3. Prope
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    Prope RIP soxwon

    The Myth of Doc.
  4. y2chae
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    y2chae Panda

    Didn't I text you a hot take years ago that I thought he sucked?
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    Prope RIP soxwon

    I believe you did.

    Honestly, I think he's making up for lost time with his son, and it's ruining any type of goodwill he had around the league.
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    zmz By the Banks of the River Chicago

    Doc should be fired if that Melo thing is real
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    Prope RIP soxwon

    Jerry West'll fix him.
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    People seem to not understand what Phil Jackson was as a coach before he went to the Knicks. Talks about how he ruined his legacy or whatever.

    Yeah he looks like an idiot because he acted like an idiot in NY. But Phil was never a X & O's coach. Hence, why he had Tex Winter and Johnny Bach at his side all the time. He was a man manager who got stars to play together and buy in. And he was great at doing that. There's plenty of X & O's type coaches like a Rick Carlisle type or someone that could've easily failed with the Lakers because Shaq and Kobe didn't get along or if Jordan hadn't bought into the system. You could say being a front office executive is pretty much all about being analytical and the strengths that make you a players coach do not translate at all. Using revisionist history, he was doomed from the start.

    Since I'm a soccer :gg: you can see it in soccer too. Real Madrid don't really use tactics, they have a basic system that they don't overthink because they field an all star team of superstars. But they've achieved a great amount of success the past few years with 2 man managers who stay out of the way and make sure the stars play nice with each other and temper their egos.
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    skottyj Owner of Many Baseball Hats

    My brother in law works at the Mall of America; he just sent me a text of the stage where they're having the Jimmy Butler introductory press conference.
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    maurice Gangster of Love

    The Chicago Bulls announced today that the team has waived guards Rajon Rondo and Isaiah Canaan.
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    maurice Gangster of Love

    George to OKC for Oladipo

    Rubio to the Jazz
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    SABRSox Hollywood Mega-Hunk Bob Balaban Cupcake Mod

    Rubio brought back more draft picks than Butler
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    Do you mean net draft picks? Because they both brought back 1 draft pick. Also Rubio's is top 14 protected so it's not a good comparison.

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