2019 NBA Playoffs First Round

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Re: 2019 NBA Playoffs First Round

Post by In2ition » Thu Apr 18, 2019 2:18 pm

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The Pacers are the biggest wild card this summer. They've got tons of cap space, but they will have to re-sign or replace most of their role players. They could go either way.
Yeah, it's a bit of a double edged sword. They've played well and want to sign everyone back while signing them on inexpensive contracts, but they've played well enough that they have value around the league. Bojan, Collison, Thad Young, and Cory Joseph all should get offers. Perhaps they can get Joseph and Young back under what they made last year, but idk.
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Re: 2019 NBA Playoffs First Round

Post by JeremyG » Thu Apr 18, 2019 2:34 pm

Superbone wrote:
Thu Apr 18, 2019 11:34 am
I enjoy watching the Harden show but they're taking chances keeping him in late to stat chase for that last assist of the triple double.
It's Mike D'Antoni. Can we really prove that he wouldn't have had him in there even if he had already gotten the triple-double?

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Re: 2019 NBA Playoffs First Round

Post by Superbone » Thu Apr 18, 2019 2:36 pm

JeremyG wrote:
Thu Apr 18, 2019 2:34 pm
Superbone wrote:
Thu Apr 18, 2019 11:34 am
I enjoy watching the Harden show but they're taking chances keeping him in late to stat chase for that last assist of the triple double.
It's Mike D'Antoni. Can we really prove that he wouldn't have had him in there even if he had already gotten the triple-double?
Well, it took about 5 minutes to get the assist and then as soon as he did, he came out.
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Re: 2019 NBA Playoffs First Round

Post by In2ition » Thu Apr 18, 2019 3:04 pm

Superbone wrote:
Thu Apr 18, 2019 2:36 pm
JeremyG wrote:
Thu Apr 18, 2019 2:34 pm
Superbone wrote:
Thu Apr 18, 2019 11:34 am
I enjoy watching the Harden show but they're taking chances keeping him in late to stat chase for that last assist of the triple double.
It's Mike D'Antoni. Can we really prove that he wouldn't have had him in there even if he had already gotten the triple-double?
Well, it took about 5 minutes to get the assist and then as soon as he did, he came out.
I can't believe that the Jazz didn't let him score every time and not let him get an assist. I thought they were against stat chasing?
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Re: 2019 NBA Playoffs First Round

Post by Superbone » Thu Apr 18, 2019 3:36 pm

In2ition wrote:
Thu Apr 18, 2019 3:04 pm
Superbone wrote:
Thu Apr 18, 2019 2:36 pm
JeremyG wrote:
Thu Apr 18, 2019 2:34 pm
Superbone wrote:
Thu Apr 18, 2019 11:34 am
I enjoy watching the Harden show but they're taking chances keeping him in late to stat chase for that last assist of the triple double.
It's Mike D'Antoni. Can we really prove that he wouldn't have had him in there even if he had already gotten the triple-double?
Well, it took about 5 minutes to get the assist and then as soon as he did, he came out.
I can't believe that the Jazz didn't let him score every time and not let him get an assist. I thought they were against stat chasing?
Good point. Although he finally got it on a cherry pick. Threw it down to Manimal for an uncontested dunk.
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Re: 2019 NBA Playoffs First Round

Post by Flagrant Fowl » Thu Apr 18, 2019 3:43 pm

I'm riding with MDA this year. I think this is his best chance to win it all since the '04-'07 Suns teams, and I hope he does it despite my distaste for watching James Harden. I've got $10 at +750 odds on the Rockets to win it all.
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Re: 2019 NBA Playoffs First Round

Post by Superbone » Thu Apr 18, 2019 4:03 pm

Flagrant Fowl wrote:
Thu Apr 18, 2019 3:43 pm
I'm riding with MDA this year. I think this is his best chance to win it all since the '04-'07 Suns teams, and I hope he does it despite my distaste for watching James Harden. I've got $10 at +750 odds on the Rockets to win it all.
If anybody other than the Warriors wins it, I'll be very happy.
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Re: 2019 NBA Playoffs First Round

Post by Split T » Thu Apr 18, 2019 4:26 pm

I can just see Houston beating the warriors...thinking they conquered the unbeatable and then lose to the bucks in the finals
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Re: 2019 NBA Playoffs First Round

Post by Flagrant Fowl » Thu Apr 18, 2019 4:27 pm

Split T wrote:
Thu Apr 18, 2019 4:26 pm
I can just see Houston beating the warriors...thinking they conquered the unbeatable and then lose to the bucks in the finals
I refuse to believe a team starting Eric Bledsoe at PG can win an NBA title.
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Post by Superbone » Thu Apr 18, 2019 4:51 pm

No Embiid tonight! That could be series changing.
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Re: 2019 NBA Playoffs First Round

Post by Flagrant Fowl » Thu Apr 18, 2019 4:53 pm

Superbone wrote:
Thu Apr 18, 2019 4:51 pm
No Embiid tonight! That could be series changing.
I have the Nets +7.5 points in my 3 game parlay!
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Re: 2019 NBA Playoffs First Round

Post by Cap » Thu Apr 18, 2019 5:03 pm

Superbone wrote:
Thu Apr 18, 2019 4:51 pm
No Embiid tonight! That could be series changing.
The league decided not to suspend him. Fate decided otherwise.
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Re: 2019 NBA Playoffs First Round

Post by Superbone » Thu Apr 18, 2019 5:32 pm

Cap wrote:
Superbone wrote:
Thu Apr 18, 2019 4:51 pm
No Embiid tonight! That could be series changing.
The league decided not to suspend him. Fate decided otherwise.
+1 Ball don’t lie!
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Re: 2019 NBA Playoffs First Round

Post by Split T » Thu Apr 18, 2019 5:41 pm

Flagrant Fowl wrote:
Thu Apr 18, 2019 4:27 pm
Split T wrote:
Thu Apr 18, 2019 4:26 pm
I can just see Houston beating the warriors...thinking they conquered the unbeatable and then lose to the bucks in the finals
I refuse to believe a team starting Eric Bledsoe at PG can win an NBA title.
He’s been really good for them. It helps that he doesn’t have to shoulder all the playmaking load. Giannis, Brogdon, Middleton all take some of that. He can just focus on defense and driving to the rim.
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Re: 2019 NBA Playoffs First Round

Post by INFORMER » Thu Apr 18, 2019 6:52 pm

Why is there a wave sweeping the league of players wearing headbands with tails?
Mismanagement. Wasted time. Wasted Opportunities.

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Re: 2019 NBA Playoffs First Round

Post by In2ition » Thu Apr 18, 2019 8:13 pm

Good question
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Post by Split T » Thu Apr 18, 2019 8:25 pm

I think Jrue is one of the first I remember wearing them...
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Re: 2019 NBA Playoffs First Round

Post by carey » Thu Apr 18, 2019 9:02 pm

Where do the Spurs find these guys?
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Re: 2019 NBA Playoffs First Round

Post by In2ition » Thu Apr 18, 2019 9:57 pm

carey wrote:
Thu Apr 18, 2019 9:02 pm
Where do the Spurs find these guys?
I've said it numerous times over the years. They put a premium on finding gems, and development coaching. It can't be understated that they have the best shooting coach in the NBA and after that they focus on building bballiq and defense. So they can take a relatively raw prospect without a decent shot and turn him into an All-Star or near all-star in around 4 years.
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Re: 2019 NBA Playoffs First Round

Post by Ring_Wanted » Fri Apr 19, 2019 2:50 am

In2ition wrote:
Thu Apr 18, 2019 9:57 pm
carey wrote:
Thu Apr 18, 2019 9:02 pm
Where do the Spurs find these guys?
I've said it numerous times over the years. They put a premium on finding gems, and development coaching. It can't be understated that they have the best shooting coach in the NBA and after that they focus on building bballiq and defense. So they can take a relatively raw prospect without a decent shot and turn him into an All-Star or near all-star in around 4 years.
Heh. Watch Bender go there and become prime AK47 with a better shot. Or somehow have the Spurs get Josh Jackson and turn him into Iggy 2.0 instead of 3/4 of Corey Brewer.

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