Around the League: Week 3 11/4-11/10

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Around the League: Week 3 11/4-11/10

Post by carey » Mon Nov 04, 2019 3:12 pm

Nationally televised games this week

Monday: New Orleans @ Brooklyn 7:30 PM EST NBATv, Portland @ Golden State 10:30 PM EST NBATv
Tuesday: L.A. Lakers @ Chicago 8:00 PM EST NBATv
Wednesday: Golden State @ Houston 7:30 PM EST ESPN, Milwaukee @ L.A. Clippers 10:00 PM EST ESPN
Thursday: Boston @ Charlotte 8:00 PM EST TNT, Portland @ L.A. Clippers 10:30 PM EST TNT
Friday: Cleveland @ Washington 7:00 PM EST ESPN, Miami @ L.A. Lakers 10:30 PM EST NBATv
Saturday: None.
Sunday: None.

NBA News

An impossibly, irresponsibly early look at the NBA MVP race - https://www.sbnation.com/nba/2019/11/4/ ... mmy-butler

The Celtics are shaking off last season’s hangover - https://www.sbnation.com/nba/2019/11/1/ ... ylen-brown

This was a funny one in Ziller's newsletter. A ranking of NBA players dressed as the Joker for Halloween - https://www.sbnation.com/nba/2019/11/1/ ... dre-jordan (Bradley Beal's girl tho...)

Laker Film Room: Dwight Howard’s Great Start for the Lakers - https://www.silverscreenandroll.com/201 ... se-defense

Inside Frank Ntilikina’s revitalizing summer with the France national team - https://www.sbnation.com/2019/11/1/2094 ... ina-knicks

Where the NBA meets the Trump administration - https://www.truehoop.com/p/where-the-nb ... nistration
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Post by Wally_West » Tue Nov 05, 2019 8:34 am

Dayuuuum!! :shock:

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Post by ShelC » Tue Nov 05, 2019 8:43 am

Honestly, watching him this season I was like, "where did THIS John Collins come from".

Also


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Post by jonh » Tue Nov 05, 2019 1:44 pm

ShelC wrote:
Tue Nov 05, 2019 8:43 am
Honestly, watching him this season I was like, "where did THIS John Collins come from".

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Wonder if we hear about his appeal process before Aytons.
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Post by ShelC » Tue Nov 05, 2019 1:45 pm

jonh wrote:
Tue Nov 05, 2019 1:44 pm
ShelC wrote:
Tue Nov 05, 2019 8:43 am
Honestly, watching him this season I was like, "where did THIS John Collins come from".

Also

Wonder if we hear about his appeal process before Aytons.
Pretty sure I can tell you what the answer for both guys will be.

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Post by bajanguy008 » Tue Nov 05, 2019 2:17 pm

I wouldn't call Collins a surprise though as he n Trae were already starting to be quite the duo from last year
Either way yet another dude done messed up
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Post by JeremyG » Wed Nov 06, 2019 12:05 am

Collins says it was "unbeknownst" to him: https://www.nba.com/article/2019/11/05/ ... 5-games-ap

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Post by rhylek » Wed Nov 06, 2019 6:06 am

People have jumped on the suns statement as a proof they know something bad about Ayton, but it simply seems to be the generic statement. Atlanta's looks like a copy/paste

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Post by carey » Wed Nov 06, 2019 8:11 pm

I'm watching the Mavs broadcast of Mavs-Magic and Ced Ceballos is commentating for them.
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Post by Furlanfufi » Wed Nov 06, 2019 11:33 pm

Eric Bledsoe winning this week Shaqtin


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Post by JeremyG » Thu Nov 07, 2019 12:21 am

The announcers were comparing it to this:

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Post by ShelC » Thu Nov 07, 2019 5:59 am

Bledsoe's not a winning player, he's just on the right team now.

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Post by Mori Chu » Thu Nov 07, 2019 8:32 am

Boy, I really do not miss Bledsoe. Milwaukee can have him.

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Post by Cap » Thu Nov 07, 2019 9:22 am

Marty [Mori Chu] wrote:
Thu Nov 07, 2019 8:32 am
Boy, I really do not miss Bledsoe. Milwaukee can have him.
I didn’t even miss him when we were running out Melton, Okobo and Canaan as starters.
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Re: Around the League: Week 3 11/4-11/10

Post by Split T » Thu Nov 07, 2019 9:36 am

Jonathan Isaac had a 13/10/5/4/6 game last night. He’s averaging 11/7/2/2/3 for the season. Shooting 37% from 3....I would have loved if we drafted Fox, but I really really wanted Isaac and he’s showing why. He’d be perfect at the 4 for us.

We rightfully rip on the Bender/Chriss draft picks, but there’s a pretty solid argument that the next 3 picks were worse.

Jackson over Fox/Isaac/Markkanen/Mitchell
Ayton over Doncic
Bridges over SGA

The Jackson pick is by far the worst as he was awful and the next 3 picks would all look fantastic here.

Ayton/Bridges aren’t bad picks because they are good players but Doncic/SGA look fantastic early. Luka at 26/9/9, SGA at 22/6/3 and shooting 42% from 3. Is there an alternate universe where we run out SGA/Booker/Oubre/Doncic/Isaac?

Also, props to James Jones and Monty...we butchered so many decisions during the McD era and somehow we still have a nice, fun, promising young team that is fun to watch and root for.

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Post by Superbone » Fri Nov 08, 2019 10:51 pm

Looks like we softened the Heat up for the Lakers tonight.
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Around the League: Week 3 11/4-11/10

Post by 3rdside » Fri Nov 08, 2019 11:31 pm

Superbone wrote:Looks like we softened the Heat up for the Lakers tonight.
Yeah we did - 32% and 17% on 2’s and 3’s vs 55% and 54% against us.

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Re: Around the League: Week 3 11/4-11/10

Post by Split T » Sat Nov 09, 2019 8:44 am

Lakers also have a top 2 defense this year

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