Around the League: Week 1 12/22-12/27

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Around the League: Week 1 12/22-12/27

Post by carey » Tue Dec 22, 2020 8:16 am

The league start is tonight with two games on TNT. Enjoy!

Nationally televised games this week

Monday: No games.
Tuesday: Golden State @ Brooklyn 7:00 PM EST TNT, L.A. Clippers @ L.A. Lakers 10:00 PM EST TNT
Wednesday: Milwaukee @ Boston 7:30 PM EST TNT, Dallas @ Phoenix 10:30 PM EST ESPN
Thursday: No games for Christmas Eve.
Friday: New Orleans @ Miami 12:00 PM EST ESPN, Golden State @ Milwaukee 2:30 PM EST ABC, Brooklyn @ Boston 5:00 PM EST ABC, Dallas @ L.A. Lakers 8:00 PM EST ABC, L.A. Clippers @ Denver 10:30 PM EST ESPN
Saturday: Atlanta @ Memphis 5:00 PM EST NBATv, Philadelphia @ NY 7:30 PM EST NBATv, Houston @ Portland 10:00 PM EST NBATv
Sunday: Dallas @ L.A. Clippers 3:30 PM EST NBATv, Brooklyn @ Charlotte 7:00 PM EST NBATv, Minnesota @ L.A. Lakers 10:00 PM EST NBATv

NBA News

Silver acknowledges the possibility of expansion: https://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/305 ... -expansion

Minnesota Timberwolves' Malik Beasley pleads guilty to felony charge: https://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/305 ... ony-charge

Heat end pursuit of Harden: https://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/305 ... ources-say

Five NBA trades we want to see happen most this season, including James Harden to 76ers, Kevin Love to Heat: https://www.cbssports.com/nba/news/five ... e-to-heat/

KOC Power Rankings columns:
Part 1 - https://www.theringer.com/2020/12/17/22 ... ngs-part-1
Part 2 - https://www.theringer.com/2020/12/21/22 ... ngs-part-2
Part 3 - https://www.theringer.com/2020/12/21/22 ... ngs-part-3

Bucks lose a 2nd round pick for tampering with the Bogdan stuff -
Go Suns!

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Post by Mori Chu » Tue Dec 22, 2020 12:57 pm

Great to have your threads back, carey! Let's gooo!

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Post by In2ition » Tue Dec 22, 2020 1:40 pm



Wow, no preseason minutes, but he's good enough to start right away? It will be interesting to watch him tonight.
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Post by Superbone » Tue Dec 22, 2020 3:06 pm

In2ition wrote:
Tue Dec 22, 2020 1:40 pm


Wow, no preseason minutes, but he's good enough to start right away? It will be interesting to watch him tonight.
Beautiful for my fantasy team.
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Post by Flagrant Fowl » Tue Dec 22, 2020 3:09 pm

Superbone wrote:
Tue Dec 22, 2020 3:06 pm
In2ition wrote:
Tue Dec 22, 2020 1:40 pm


Wow, no preseason minutes, but he's good enough to start right away? It will be interesting to watch him tonight.
Beautiful for my fantasy team.
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Post by Superbone » Tue Dec 22, 2020 3:10 pm

Flagrant Fowl wrote:
Tue Dec 22, 2020 3:09 pm
Superbone wrote:
Tue Dec 22, 2020 3:06 pm
In2ition wrote:
Tue Dec 22, 2020 1:40 pm


Wow, no preseason minutes, but he's good enough to start right away? It will be interesting to watch him tonight.
Beautiful for my fantasy team.
We don't have a category for fouls committed.
Phew!
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Post by Oatmeal » Tue Dec 22, 2020 3:22 pm

Wiseman is gonna look very good very quickly imo. Warriors always play to their strengths, wont be long before casual fans are saying Wiseman is better than Ayton

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Post by Indy » Tue Dec 22, 2020 4:05 pm

Oatmeal wrote:
Tue Dec 22, 2020 3:22 pm
Wiseman is gonna look very good very quickly imo. Warriors always play to their strengths, wont be long before casual fans are saying Wiseman is better than Ayton
What about more than casual fans?

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Post by Oatmeal » Tue Dec 22, 2020 4:17 pm

Indy wrote:
Tue Dec 22, 2020 4:05 pm
Oatmeal wrote:
Tue Dec 22, 2020 3:22 pm
Wiseman is gonna look very good very quickly imo. Warriors always play to their strengths, wont be long before casual fans are saying Wiseman is better than Ayton
What about more than casual fans?
I think there will be a real discussion to be had after the season. I really liked Wiseman as a prospect, more than Ayton. Wish we could've gotten to see a full season from him.

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Post by specialsauce » Tue Dec 22, 2020 4:32 pm

This is the eve of the opening night of a season that will determine Aytons trajectory. If he doesn’t make significant strides with regard to offensive aggression and desire this year, he’ll have peaked for the most part. If he does, he’ll be on his way to a max deal.

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Post by bajanguy008 » Tue Dec 22, 2020 4:36 pm

I know we roast Mori for his Warriors fandom and these two guys divide opinion sometimes for different reasons but as a fan of the game, happy to see both them back and hoping they play the full season

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Post by Furlanfufi » Tue Dec 22, 2020 5:38 pm

The Nets looks impressive.

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Post by ShelC » Tue Dec 22, 2020 5:40 pm

Kelly's a great fit for the Ws, glad he ended up there.


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Post by Flagrant Fowl » Tue Dec 22, 2020 5:57 pm

The Warriors aren't good. It's pretty easy to see why. Curry, a kid, Oubre and a bunch of scrubs.

Edit: Oh, and Wiggins...
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Post by carey » Tue Dec 22, 2020 6:01 pm

Yeah, either the Ws are really bad or the Nets are going to be pretty good. KD came out early as if to say, "I'm back." Looked awesome.
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Post by Flagrant Fowl » Tue Dec 22, 2020 6:12 pm

It's both, IMO. The Warriors won't make the playoffs in the West and the Nets could be the #1 seed in the East.
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Post by specialsauce » Tue Dec 22, 2020 6:17 pm

Kelly Oubre is sooo good

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Post by LazarusLong » Tue Dec 22, 2020 6:17 pm

Oubre and Wiggins 4 for 20; each 2 for 10.
The Suns finally have the potential to shine again ... 8-)

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Post by specialsauce » Tue Dec 22, 2020 6:19 pm

ShelC wrote:
Tue Dec 22, 2020 5:40 pm
Kelly's a great fit for the Ws, glad he ended up there.

Kelly is the master flexer down 15

And by great fit you mean great to look good on some Ls

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Post by The Bobster » Tue Dec 22, 2020 6:43 pm

Warriors now down 30+ in the 3rd.
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