Around the League: Week 2 10/28-11/3

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Re: Around the League: Week 2 10/28-11/3

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Re: Around the League: Week 2 10/28-11/3

Post by Flagrant Fowl » Wed Oct 30, 2019 6:03 pm

Ayton suspended, KAT fighting Embiid, and Miles Turner sprained an ankle. My first three picks in our fantasy league are out. Awesome.
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Re: Around the League: Week 2 10/28-11/3

Post by Mori Chu » Thu Oct 31, 2019 6:51 am

I think the most disappointing thing about that video is when Embiid goes over to his bench and they are all high-fiving and encouraging him. The dumbass just got into a fight during a game and is going to be suspended. It is nothing to be happy and encouraging about.

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Re: Around the League: Week 2 10/28-11/3

Post by ShelC » Thu Oct 31, 2019 6:56 am

Yea I wouldn't be surprised if the league gives him more games or a higher fine for that. Maybe fine the team too just to send a message? Not a good look.

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Re: Around the League: Week 2 10/28-11/3

Post by AmareIsGod » Thu Oct 31, 2019 7:26 am

ShelC wrote:
Thu Oct 31, 2019 6:56 am
Yea I wouldn't be surprised if the league gives him more games or a higher fine for that. Maybe fine the team too just to send a message? Not a good look.
Ayton. Diuretic. 25 games.

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Re: Around the League: Week 2 10/28-11/3

Post by Nodack » Thu Oct 31, 2019 12:01 pm

I thought the Spurs were supposed to suck this year.
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Re: Around the League: Week 2 10/28-11/3

Post by Indy » Thu Oct 31, 2019 12:07 pm

Nodack wrote:
Thu Oct 31, 2019 12:01 pm
I thought the Spurs were supposed to suck this year.
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This seems to keep happening every year. Pop is amazing. I don't think they will be very good, but I just can't ever plan for them missing the playoffs.

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Post by Superbone » Thu Oct 31, 2019 2:40 pm

Indy wrote:
Thu Oct 31, 2019 12:07 pm
Nodack wrote:
Thu Oct 31, 2019 12:01 pm
I thought the Spurs were supposed to suck this year.
3-0
#2 in Rebounds
#2 Blocks
#2 Field Goal %
This seems to keep happening every year. Pop is amazing. I don't think they will be very good, but I just can't ever plan for them missing the playoffs.
They still have very good players and really know how to scout.
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Around the League: Week 2 10/28-11/3

Post by carey » Thu Oct 31, 2019 3:46 pm

I can’t believe Simmons didn’t get suspended.

Simmons: literally puts KAT in a choke hold. Not suspended.

Amare & Diaw: takes 5 steps off the bench then turns around and goes back. Suspended a playoff game.

Stupid.
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Re: Around the League: Week 2 10/28-11/3

Post by Aztec Sunsfan » Thu Oct 31, 2019 5:43 pm

Yeah, it turns out he was labeled by the referees in their report as “peacemaker”. Minnesota is challenging that.

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Re: Around the League: Week 2 10/28-11/3

Post by Mori Chu » Thu Oct 31, 2019 5:53 pm

I can't believe Embiid gets 2, two fooking games for literally fighting with another player on the court, while Ayton gets over 12x as many games for taking a diuretic. It makes no sense. Embiid could have seriously hurt one of the league's best young players. Ayton took magic peepee juice. Why is the latter 12x worse than the former?

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Re: Around the League: Week 2 10/28-11/3

Post by specialsauce » Thu Oct 31, 2019 6:43 pm

One is seen as cheating the game, the other is exciting.


In other news, Alex Len still sucks.

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Post by 3rdside » Fri Nov 01, 2019 12:20 am

Diuretics usually only means one thing ... PED’s.

So cheating, iow.

I’m thankful Ayton only got 25 games.

But how he singularly got caught? In view of Amare / Diaw vs Embiid / KAT and the Donaghy / Sarver hoo ha, I find that a far more controversial topic.



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Re: Around the League: Week 2 10/28-11/3

Post by Indy » Fri Nov 01, 2019 6:35 am

Marty [Mori Chu] wrote:
Thu Oct 31, 2019 5:53 pm
I can't believe Embiid gets 2, two fooking games for literally fighting with another player on the court, while Ayton gets over 12x as many games for taking a diuretic. It makes no sense. Embiid could have seriously hurt one of the league's best young players. Ayton took magic peepee juice. Why is the latter 12x worse than the former?
IT IS IN THE CONTRACT.

Sorry for yelling, but the league is just following the rules the players all signed up to follow. If you don't like the idea of a 25 game suspension for a 1st offense getting a positive test for a diuretic, then don't take a f*** diuretic. It isn't complicated. Nobody else got suspended for it and there are literally hundreds of guys in the league.

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Re: Around the League: Week 2 10/28-11/3

Post by O_Gardino » Fri Nov 01, 2019 8:04 am

Nodack wrote:
Thu Oct 31, 2019 12:01 pm
I thought the Spurs were supposed to suck this year.
3-0
#2 in Rebounds
#2 Blocks
#2 Field Goal %
We say this every year.
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Re: Around the League: Week 2 10/28-11/3

Post by O_Gardino » Fri Nov 01, 2019 8:09 am

I've only seen the incident from a couple of angles, but it doesn't look like much of a fight to me. Just two brothers hugging it out.
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Re: Around the League: Week 2 10/28-11/3

Post by ShelC » Fri Nov 01, 2019 8:25 am

I thought the league would've been justified in giving Embiid something extra for what we was doing after the scruff.

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Re: Around the League: Week 2 10/28-11/3

Post by jonh » Fri Nov 01, 2019 8:37 am

I was disappointed the Suns didnt get a mention in Lowe's 10 things article this week:

https://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/279 ... rstar-push
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Re: Around the League: Week 2 10/28-11/3

Post by ShelC » Fri Nov 01, 2019 8:58 am

Didn't Lowe give us an F- or something for our offseason? Might've been someone else.

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Re: Around the League: Week 2 10/28-11/3

Post by Mori Chu » Fri Nov 01, 2019 9:15 am

Indy wrote:
Fri Nov 01, 2019 6:35 am
Marty [Mori Chu] wrote:
Thu Oct 31, 2019 5:53 pm
I can't believe Embiid gets 2, two fooking games for literally fighting with another player on the court, while Ayton gets over 12x as many games for taking a diuretic. It makes no sense. Embiid could have seriously hurt one of the league's best young players. Ayton took magic peepee juice. Why is the latter 12x worse than the former?
IT IS IN THE CONTRACT.

Sorry for yelling, but the league is just following the rules the players all signed up to follow. If you don't like the idea of a 25 game suspension for a 1st offense getting a positive test for a diuretic, then don't take a f*** diuretic. It isn't complicated. Nobody else got suspended for it and there are literally hundreds of guys in the league.
Yes, it is in the contract. I'm not saying that Ayton's suspension in itself is unfair, nor that he should get a tiny suspension such as 1-2 games. I am saying that it's weird that fighting another player, which is not only unsportsmanlike but also risks injury or worse to both players and others, is seen as being less than 10% as bad as taking a peepee drug.

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