Around the League: Week 1 10/22-1027

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Around the League: Week 1 10/22-1027

Post by carey » Tue Oct 22, 2019 11:39 am

The NBA is back! Welcome to your 2019-2020 season. I am your news host and I post dumb stuff here weekly for you to comment on. Tips are appreciated like... don't run with scissors, don't loan money to friends unless you're prepared to lose both, measure twice & cut once, or don't piss into the wind. Please post your tip below.

Nationally televised games this week

Monday: None.
Tuesday: New Orleans @ Toronto 8:00 PM EST TNT, L.A. Lakers @ L.A. Clippers 10:30 PM EST TNT
Wednesday: Boston @ Philly 7:30 PM EST ESPN, Denver @ Portland 10:00 PM EST ESPN
Thursday: Milwaukee @ Houston 8:00 PM EST TNT, L.A. Clippers @ Golden State 10:30 PM EST TNT
Friday: Dallas @ New Orleans 8:00 PM EST ESPN, Utah @ L.A. Lakers 10:30 PM EST ESPN
Saturday: Miami @ Milwaukee 5:00 PM EST NBATv, Boston @ New York 7:30 PM EST NBATv, L.A. Clippers @ Phoenix 10:00 PM EST NBATv
Sunday: None.

NBA News

Jaylen Brown got 4/$115M: https://www.celticsblog.com/2019/10/21/ ... anny-ainge
Sabonis got 4/$75M: https://www.indycornrows.com/2019/10/21 ... er-pairing
Dejounte Murray got 4/$64M: https://www.poundingtherock.com/2019/10 ... -the-spurs
Taurean Prince only signed for 2 years and $29M: https://www.netsdaily.com/2019/10/21/20 ... -extension
Pelicans without Zion Williamson for 6-8 weeks following meniscus surgery, putting damper on New Orleans regular season start: https://www.thebirdwrites.com/2019/10/2 ... y-timeline
The Kings were right about Buddy Hield all along? https://www.sbnation.com/nba/2019/10/21 ... us-cousins
The Celtics draft class already looks like a steal (They could play a regular season game first though... ) https://www.sbnation.com/nba/2019/10/21 ... o-langford
Kerr says Klay will likely miss the entire season: https://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/279 ... g-torn-acl
Can Anthony Davis and the Lakers get LeBron to play elite defense again? https://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/278 ... ense-again
Go Suns!

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Re: Around the League: Week 1 10/22-1027

Post by Indy » Tue Oct 22, 2019 12:09 pm

I love you carey.

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Post by Indy » Tue Oct 22, 2019 12:10 pm

I hadn't heard they are planning for Klay to be gone all season. Thought he was coming back in February.

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Post by Flagrant Fowl » Tue Oct 22, 2019 1:12 pm

Indy wrote:
Tue Oct 22, 2019 12:10 pm
I hadn't heard they are planning for Klay to be gone all season. Thought he was coming back in February.
I think the organization is still on thin ice over the whole KD injury fiasco during the playoffs. I still think Klay will play this season.
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Re: Around the League: Week 1 10/22-1027

Post by O_Gardino » Tue Oct 22, 2019 2:12 pm

Awesome thread intro, Carey.

Here's my tip: Never get involved in a land war in Asia.
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Post by O_Gardino » Tue Oct 22, 2019 2:14 pm

I'm super bummed about Zion, but not totally surprised. I would break every bone in my body if I went flying around like he does. I still think the Pels will be compelling to watch.
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Post by carey » Tue Oct 22, 2019 2:38 pm

O_Gardino wrote:Awesome thread intro, Carey.

Here's my tip: Never get involved in a land war in Asia.
...but only slightly less well-known is this: "Never go in against a Sicilian when DEATH is on the line!"
Go Suns!

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Post by Superbone » Tue Oct 22, 2019 2:44 pm

Don’t wear socks in the rain.
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Post by O_Gardino » Tue Oct 22, 2019 4:33 pm

carey wrote:
Tue Oct 22, 2019 2:38 pm
O_Gardino wrote:Awesome thread intro, Carey.

Here's my tip: Never get involved in a land war in Asia.
...but only slightly less well-known is this: "Never go in against a Sicilian when DEATH is on the line!"
:lol:
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Post by Flagrant Fowl » Tue Oct 22, 2019 4:33 pm

Superbone wrote:
Tue Oct 22, 2019 2:44 pm
Don’t wear socks in the rain.
You're right. It's better to wear shoes.
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Post by Cap » Tue Oct 22, 2019 4:40 pm

carey wrote:
Tue Oct 22, 2019 2:38 pm
O_Gardino wrote:Awesome thread intro, Carey.

Here's my tip: Never get involved in a land war in Asia.
...but only slightly less well-known is this: "Never go in against a Sicilian when DEATH is on the line!"
Unless, of course, he’s played by Wallace Shawn.
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Post by O_Gardino » Tue Oct 22, 2019 5:36 pm

Pels up 30-27 at the end of the first with Okafor and NAW leading the second unit. They're playing really well together.
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Post by Mori Chu » Tue Oct 22, 2019 6:51 pm

O_Gardino wrote:
Tue Oct 22, 2019 5:36 pm
Pels up 30-27 at the end of the first with Okafor and NAW leading the second unit. They're playing really well together.
The Raptors are going to be better than everybody has been saying. They may get home-court in the East this year. They still have a ton of talent. Losing Kawhi is buffered somewhat by the emergence of Siakam. Don't underestimate the Raps! :)

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Post by Split T » Tue Oct 22, 2019 7:13 pm

Marty [Mori Chu] wrote:
Tue Oct 22, 2019 6:51 pm
O_Gardino wrote:
Tue Oct 22, 2019 5:36 pm
Pels up 30-27 at the end of the first with Okafor and NAW leading the second unit. They're playing really well together.
The Raptors are going to be better than everybody has been saying. They may get home-court in the East this year. They still have a ton of talent. Losing Kawhi is buffered somewhat by the emergence of Siakam. Don't underestimate the Raps! :)
Ya, watching this game I may have way underestimated them...I thought they might struggle to make the playoffs. Don’t think they are a home court advantage team, but they will probably be in that 5-6 range.

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Post by Split T » Tue Oct 22, 2019 7:35 pm

Siakim just fouled out with 50 seconds left and Toronto down 2. He dropped 34/18/5 though

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Post by carey » Tue Oct 22, 2019 7:54 pm

NOP wet the bed in OT.
Go Suns!

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Post by Shabazz » Tue Oct 22, 2019 7:58 pm

Chris Webber is awful.

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Post by O_Gardino » Tue Oct 22, 2019 7:59 pm

Really fun game to watch.

The Pel's youth really showed through in OT, but if they can build on this game they'll be really good really soon. They just took the defending champs to OT on the road, and it wasn't because of a fluke night when one guy got hot. They just played within the offence.
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Post by Flagrant Fowl » Tue Oct 22, 2019 8:08 pm

Shabazz wrote:
Tue Oct 22, 2019 7:58 pm
Chris Webber is awful.
Always has been. Bad news, it only gets worse with Reggie Miller in the second game.
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Re: Around the League: Week 1 10/22-1027

Post by Flagrant Fowl » Tue Oct 22, 2019 8:08 pm

carey wrote:
Tue Oct 22, 2019 7:54 pm
NOP wet the bed in OT.
Championship pedigree took over. The Pels will be fine this year.
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