Around the League: Week 1 10/22-1027

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

Post by The Bobster » Sun Oct 27, 2019 6:27 am

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Post by ShelC » Sun Oct 27, 2019 7:44 am

King might be the letdown team of the season. New coach, Fox is already banged up, lost their big for 4-6 weeks. Can't rack up early season losses in the west.

Not sure what's up with the Pacers...integrating Brogdon, no Dipo, putting Sabonis in the starting lineup?

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Post by Marty [Mori Chu] » Sun Oct 27, 2019 8:35 am

ShelC wrote:
Sun Oct 27, 2019 7:44 am
King might be the letdown team of the season. New coach, Fox is already banged up, lost their big for 4-6 weeks. Can't rack up early season losses in the west.

Not sure what's up with the Pacers...integrating Brogdon, no Dipo, putting Sabonis in the starting lineup?
I picked the Pacers to have a strong season, but I had forgotten that Oladipo was injured. That's a huge loss for them. Should have factored it into my predictions.

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

Post by Hermen » Sun Oct 27, 2019 9:37 am

Indiana only has one starter from last season playing. Their team changed significantly from last year.

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Post by Marty [Mori Chu] » Sun Oct 27, 2019 1:34 pm

Warriors getting blown out by OKC right now, down 64-35 to the Thunder. It is going to be a long year for them. They may miss the playoffs. I was watching them the other night and their roster depth is just awful. They are relying on a bunch of no-names and losers for major minutes. They actually have Marquese Chriss in their rotation for Pete's sake, and they're happy to have him. He's probably their 5th-best player.

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Post by Bobster » Sun Oct 27, 2019 1:38 pm

Marty [Mori Chu] wrote:
Sun Oct 27, 2019 1:34 pm
Warriors getting blown out by OKC right now, down 64-35 to the Thunder. It is going to be a long year for them. They may miss the playoffs. I was watching them the other night and their roster depth is just awful. They are relying on a bunch of no-names and losers for major minutes. They actually have Marquese Chriss in their rotation for Pete's sake, and they're happy to have him. He's probably their 5th-best player.
It's breakin' my heart. :lol:

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Post by Shabazz » Sun Oct 27, 2019 1:59 pm

They will miss the playoffs.

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Post by Superbone » Sun Oct 27, 2019 2:55 pm

Ahh...
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Post by Flagrant Fowl » Sun Oct 27, 2019 3:27 pm

I predicted the Suns would beat the Warriors before the season started.

Now it's looking like it'll be a pretty big let down if they don't win that game.
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Post by BookTheGoat » Sun Oct 27, 2019 3:42 pm

Marty [Mori Chu] wrote:
Sun Oct 27, 2019 1:34 pm
Warriors getting blown out by OKC right now, down 64-35 to the Thunder. It is going to be a long year for them. They may miss the playoffs. I was watching them the other night and their roster depth is just awful. They are relying on a bunch of no-names and losers for major minutes. They actually have Marquese Chriss in their rotation for Pete's sake, and they're happy to have him. He's probably their 5th-best player.
I just love to see it

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Post by Marty [Mori Chu] » Sun Oct 27, 2019 4:31 pm

I thought you guys would enjoy this. :-) Curious to see if the trend holds. I don't think Steph Curry can keep them afloat. He isn't built to put a team on his back for the whole season and score 40 a night. He's too little and fragile; he'll wear out.

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Post by Flagrant Fowl » Sun Oct 27, 2019 5:39 pm

I think they'll trade D'Angelo. Maybe before the deadline this season, but certainly by the start of next season.

I've seen a few quarters of them so far and I really don't see how he's going to fit with them in the long term.
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Post by Flagrant Fowl » Sun Oct 27, 2019 5:54 pm

Jae Crowder hit a buzzer beating 3 to defeat the Nets in OT. Pretty funny because he completely air balled a 3 the possession prior.
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Re: Around the League: Week 1 10/22-1027

Post by Marty [Mori Chu] » Sun Oct 27, 2019 9:50 pm

Flagrant Fowl wrote:
Sun Oct 27, 2019 5:39 pm
I think they'll trade D'Angelo. Maybe before the deadline this season, but certainly by the start of next season.

I've seen a few quarters of them so far and I really don't see how he's going to fit with them in the long term.
I think they grabbed him as an asset primarily. Losing Durant for nothing would be bad; getting an All-Star guard for him was better for the Warriors IMO. He is a bad fit there, I agree; he's too ball-dominant and too redundant with what Curry gives them. I think if they could move him for a forward with a pulse, they'd have to consider it. Aaron Gordon, somebody like that?

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Post by Danimal » Mon Oct 28, 2019 1:38 am

Marty [Mori Chu] wrote:
Sun Oct 27, 2019 9:50 pm
Flagrant Fowl wrote:
Sun Oct 27, 2019 5:39 pm
I think they'll trade D'Angelo. Maybe before the deadline this season, but certainly by the start of next season.

I've seen a few quarters of them so far and I really don't see how he's going to fit with them in the long term.
I think they grabbed him as an asset primarily. Losing Durant for nothing would be bad; getting an All-Star guard for him was better for the Warriors IMO. He is a bad fit there, I agree; he's too ball-dominant and too redundant with what Curry gives them. I think if they could move him for a forward with a pulse, they'd have to consider it. Aaron Gordon, somebody like that?
Blake griffen?

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Post by Danimal » Mon Oct 28, 2019 1:40 am

How are the rockets looking so far?

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Post by O_Gardino » Mon Oct 28, 2019 8:54 am

Danimal wrote:
Mon Oct 28, 2019 1:38 am
Marty [Mori Chu] wrote:
Sun Oct 27, 2019 9:50 pm
Flagrant Fowl wrote:
Sun Oct 27, 2019 5:39 pm
I think they'll trade D'Angelo. Maybe before the deadline this season, but certainly by the start of next season.

I've seen a few quarters of them so far and I really don't see how he's going to fit with them in the long term.
I think they grabbed him as an asset primarily. Losing Durant for nothing would be bad; getting an All-Star guard for him was better for the Warriors IMO. He is a bad fit there, I agree; he's too ball-dominant and too redundant with what Curry gives them. I think if they could move him for a forward with a pulse, they'd have to consider it. Aaron Gordon, somebody like that?
Blake griffen?
I think they have to get 2 or 3 good players for him instead of one big name. Steph / Klay / Draymond is still the core, but they need 4 more guys to compete.
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Post by In2ition » Mon Oct 28, 2019 11:06 am

I guess no one thought to look at the Suns to see if you put a bunch of crappy players around a star(s), they won't be good.
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Post by carey » Mon Oct 28, 2019 11:30 am

In2ition wrote:I guess no one thought to look at the Suns to see if you put a bunch of crappy players around a star(s), they won't be good.
Go Suns!

Og Snus!

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

Post by ShelC » Mon Oct 28, 2019 11:36 am

Dray's rep gonna take a big hit. He's not a guy who looks good on bad teams.

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