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Around the League: Coronavirus Break

Post by Superbone » Tue Jun 02, 2020 11:36 am

RIP Wes Unseld

https://www.baynews9.com/fl/tampa/ap-on ... dies-at-74
Wes Unseld, NBA Rookie of Year and MVP in 1969, dies at 74
By Associated Press Washington, D.C.
PUBLISHED 10:56 AM ET Jun. 02, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — Wes Unseld, the workmanlike Hall of Fame center who led Washington to its only NBA championship and was chosen one of the 50 greatest players in league history, died Tuesday after a series of health issues, most recently pneumonia. He was 74.

Unseld’s family announced his death via a statement released by the Washington Wizards, the franchise he was with throughout his entire 13-season playing career and also worked for as a coach and general manager.

“Those of us who were fortunate enough to spend time with Wes knew him as a generous and thoughtful man whose strong will was matched only by his passion and drive for uplifting others,” current Wizards GM Tommy Sheppard said. “His physical prowess, undeniable talent and on-court demeanor may have struck fear in opponents throughout the NBA, but he will be remembered best as a mentor, leader and friend.”
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Re: Around the League: Coronavirus Break

Post by Mori Chu » Tue Jun 02, 2020 11:48 am

Sad to hear about Unseld. I wonder about his pneumonia. Many COVID-19 deaths are being classified as pneumonia when they are not carefully diagnosed. I wonder if he had it? Regardless, sad to see him go; he was an all-timer.

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Post by Superbone » Tue Jun 02, 2020 1:27 pm

Yeah, 74 is just too young. I want to get at least an additional 26 years than that. I probably need more if I want to live through a Suns championship. ;)
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Re: Around the League: Coronavirus Break

Post by Nodack » Tue Jun 02, 2020 10:34 pm

Might have to just live with the video game Championship Suns.

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Re: Around the League: Coronavirus Break

Post by LazarusLong » Wed Jun 03, 2020 7:30 am

Unseld won both the Rookie of the Year and regular season Most Valuable Player awards, becoming only the second NBA player after Wilt Chamberlain to capture both awards in the same season.
He was short even for his time -- listed at 6-8 initially, he was actually not quite 6-7. He was a solid 250, with great lateral movement and strong as an ox. His outlet passing ability triggered a dangerous Bullets (now Wizards) offense that included Earl Monroe, Gus Johnson, Jack Marin and Phil Chenier.
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Post by In2ition » Wed Jun 03, 2020 8:14 am



I thought this was interesting. So this means it isn't inevitable that the Suns are in the playoffs. They would have to jump ahead of the 4 teams in front of them, to the 9th spot & be within 4 games of the 8th spot. Did I interpret that correctly or did anyone else read that differently?
"30 wins would be an extremely disappointing season" yeah, I said it and I mean it.

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Re: Around the League: Coronavirus Break

Post by ShelC » Wed Jun 03, 2020 8:25 am

I have no idea what it means. Shit is like algebra to me.

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Post by In2ition » Wed Jun 03, 2020 8:32 am

Ok, I clearly didn't read the last part correctly or at all. If there is a ninth seed, then they will be in the tournament. So the tournament is probably going to be the 22 teams somehow, is my guess.
"30 wins would be an extremely disappointing season" yeah, I said it and I mean it.

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Post by In2ition » Wed Jun 03, 2020 8:34 am

Or maybe I did? I'm all confused.
"30 wins would be an extremely disappointing season" yeah, I said it and I mean it.

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Post by ShelC » Wed Jun 03, 2020 8:35 am

Wake me up when we're in the WCFs.

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Post by Superbone » Wed Jun 03, 2020 9:53 am

So, here's the deal. There would by an 8 game finish to the regular season for the 22 teams. Suns would need to get within 4 games of 8th in order to get in the play-in tournament which is double elimination for the 8th place team and single elimination for the 9th place team.
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Post by O_Gardino » Wed Jun 03, 2020 9:58 am

Memphis is the kind of young team that might slip. Maybe. But we would have to win 5 even if they only win 3.

Better plan on winning them all.
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Re: Around the League: Coronavirus Break

Post by carey » Wed Jun 03, 2020 10:31 am

We're 6 games back of the 8th seed now. I guess it could happen though I wonder if it *should*? Thoughts?
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Post by bajanguy008 » Wed Jun 03, 2020 10:42 am

Hey sup guys
Crawling out from under this Covid rock (well boulder)

Came on here to see if u guys making sense of these Woj tweets as I was also confused lol. That's a good question Carey
There are gonna be questions/asterisks around this whole thing right down to the crowning of a champion but I just want some Ball to watch and hope everyone stays safe.
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Post by O_Gardino » Wed Jun 03, 2020 10:58 am

carey wrote:
Wed Jun 03, 2020 10:31 am
We're 6 games back of the 8th seed now. I guess it could happen though I wonder if it *should*? Thoughts?
I would love for the guys to get some real competitive experience. I don't think I would mind terribly moving back to 14th or something.
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Re: Around the League: Coronavirus Break

Post by Indy » Wed Jun 03, 2020 11:02 am

Did I read all that right?

Teams 1-7 are in the playoffs no matter what, without participating in a play-in tourney.

Team 8 avoids play-in tourney if they are 4 games ahead of 9th place. If not, they enter the play-in tourney with the rest of the teams invited to Orlando.

Not sure if the tourney will be by conference or not.

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Re: Around the League: Coronavirus Break

Post by Superbone » Wed Jun 03, 2020 12:44 pm

Who plays the Suns? NBA reportedly to continue prior 2019-20 schedule

The eight-game resumption of the NBA regular season for 22 teams will reportedly have teams facing active previously-scheduled opponents.

https://arizonasports.com/story/2303749 ... -schedule/
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Post by Superbone » Wed Jun 03, 2020 12:45 pm

That doesn't bode well if I remember right. I think we were in a tough stretch.
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Re: Around the League: Coronavirus Break

Post by Superbone » Wed Jun 03, 2020 12:46 pm

O_Gardino wrote:
Wed Jun 03, 2020 10:58 am
carey wrote:
Wed Jun 03, 2020 10:31 am
We're 6 games back of the 8th seed now. I guess it could happen though I wonder if it *should*? Thoughts?
I would love for the guys to get some real competitive experience. I don't think I would mind terribly moving back to 14th or something.
I could care less about where our draft pick falls in that range. Time for us to get competitive experience. Go for it!
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Re: Around the League: Coronavirus Break

Post by Split T » Wed Jun 03, 2020 12:56 pm

Superbone wrote:
Wed Jun 03, 2020 12:45 pm
That doesn't bode well if I remember right. I think we were in a tough stretch.
I don’t think the schedule will follow any previous schedule.
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