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

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Post by Flagrant Fowl » Fri Dec 25, 2020 11:40 pm

Post game comments make it sound better than it looked. Hopefully he's not out long, but I wouldn't mind him missing the game against the Suns on Jan. 4th.
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Post by Superbone » Sat Dec 26, 2020 12:12 am

carey wrote:
Fri Dec 25, 2020 11:32 pm
Anyone still awake to see Kawhi get absolutely fucked up by Ibaka's elbow?
Uh, oh. Still have it on the DVR. Gonna watch after Soul. Doesn’t sound good.
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Post by Aztec Sunsfan » Sat Dec 26, 2020 12:17 am

Carslile, Spoelstra, have been capable to run championship caliber teams, as well as maximizing performance from mediocre to bad teams. This year we get to see what kind of coach is Steve Kerr, without a constellation under his command for the second year in a row.

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Post by Nodack » Sat Dec 26, 2020 12:21 am

Kawhi got clocked. Lots of blood. I hope it’s just stitches and not a broken jaw.

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Post by Charlie Smithy! » Sat Dec 26, 2020 2:57 am

carey wrote:
Fri Dec 25, 2020 3:17 pm
Ws got boat raced on national Tv. Dang.
https://www.urbandictionary.com/define. ... at%20raced

I learned a thing!

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Post by Mori Chu » Sat Dec 26, 2020 12:04 pm

Split T wrote:
Fri Dec 25, 2020 5:18 pm
Mori Chu wrote:
Fri Dec 25, 2020 5:15 pm
Oubre shot 1-10 and had 3 points in 20 minutes as the Warriors lost by 39 points. After the game Steph said something about how the team's "collective IQ" needs to get much higher.
Everyone but Wiseman was bad...Curry was 6-17, Wiggins was 6-18...they shot 34% as a team and lost by 40. This was much more than Oubre.
Sure, I agree. Oubre isn't the only problem for them. They're missing many of their top guys including Klay Thompson. But I think there's been an erosion of their culture of sharing and distributing the ball. Guys like Wiggins and Oubre are a big part of that. They don't share the ball as willingly and can be black holes on offense. I think it'll be frustrating to Curry as the season goes on. At least they are seeing some great production from Wiseman already; he looks like the real deal. I saw an article with a title like, "Wiseman is the Warriors' future. He may need to be their present, too." I think that's about right. If they want to be a playoff team, Wiseman will need to contribute right away and maybe be their #2 guy behind Steph immediately.

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Post by Superbone » Sat Dec 26, 2020 12:27 pm

I don't think the Warriors are a playoff team.
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Post by Split T » Sat Dec 26, 2020 12:47 pm

They don’t look good right now, but I’m not gonna make any judgement calls yet. Draymond hasn’t played yet, outside of Wiseman, their players have individually been bad. Curry, Oubre, Wiggins will get better. It may not work, like Mori said, they lack a lot of the free flowing ball movement that they once had, and I’m not sure what Draymond has left. They are in real trouble if he can’t run some offense because that leaves Curry as their sole initiator.

But if Draymond is 80% of prime Dray, Curry can run amok off ball, Wiggins and Oubre can approximate their play from last year, and Wiseman continues to impress, they still have a good team. They’ve got a lot to figure out, but they have time, they only have to be a 10 seed to get in this year.
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Post by Superbone » Sat Dec 26, 2020 3:27 pm

Split T wrote:
Sat Dec 26, 2020 12:47 pm
They don’t look good right now, but I’m not gonna make any judgement calls yet. Draymond hasn’t played yet, outside of Wiseman, their players have individually been bad. Curry, Oubre, Wiggins will get better. It may not work, like Mori said, they lack a lot of the free flowing ball movement that they once had, and I’m not sure what Draymond has left. They are in real trouble if he can’t run some offense because that leaves Curry as their sole initiator.

But if Draymond is 80% of prime Dray, Curry can run amok off ball, Wiggins and Oubre can approximate their play from last year, and Wiseman continues to impress, they still have a good team. They’ve got a lot to figure out, but they have time, they only have to be a 10 seed to get in this year.
I'm talking about after the play in games. Gotta be top 8.
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Post by Split T » Sat Dec 26, 2020 3:44 pm

Superbone wrote:
Sat Dec 26, 2020 3:27 pm
Split T wrote:
Sat Dec 26, 2020 12:47 pm
They don’t look good right now, but I’m not gonna make any judgement calls yet. Draymond hasn’t played yet, outside of Wiseman, their players have individually been bad. Curry, Oubre, Wiggins will get better. It may not work, like Mori said, they lack a lot of the free flowing ball movement that they once had, and I’m not sure what Draymond has left. They are in real trouble if he can’t run some offense because that leaves Curry as their sole initiator.

But if Draymond is 80% of prime Dray, Curry can run amok off ball, Wiggins and Oubre can approximate their play from last year, and Wiseman continues to impress, they still have a good team. They’ve got a lot to figure out, but they have time, they only have to be a 10 seed to get in this year.
I'm talking about after the play in games. Gotta be top 8.
Sure, I mostly meant they have time to figure things out. They can still get in just being a 10 seed. If they’re rolling by seasons end, they could be a dangerous 10 seed in the play in tourney
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Post by INFORMER » Sat Dec 26, 2020 8:01 pm

In2ition wrote:
Fri Dec 25, 2020 6:04 pm
INFORMER wrote:
Fri Dec 25, 2020 12:49 pm
James freakin' Wiseman. Well done, In2.

I'm so glad he landed in GS. He'll have the best shot at developing there. So far, so good.
I'm not happy that GSW got him if he becomes really good, but thanks. I hope all players not on Phx or potentially play for my Suns suck, haha. A true homer.
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Post by INFORMER » Sat Dec 26, 2020 9:08 pm

22 points, 10 rebounds, 7 blocks for Chris Boucher tonight.

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Post by Split T » Sat Dec 26, 2020 9:42 pm

INFORMER wrote:
Sat Dec 26, 2020 9:08 pm
22 points, 10 rebounds, 7 blocks for Chris Boucher tonight.
Ayton for Boucher?
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Post by INFORMER » Sat Dec 26, 2020 9:43 pm

Toronto would be one of the teams that I would think would pursue Ayton.

You gotta get more than Boucher though...

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Post by INFORMER » Sat Dec 26, 2020 9:45 pm

Minnesota goes to 2-0.

Year 2 Jarrett Culver looks to be closer to the player he showed at Texas Tech.

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Post by Wally_West » Sat Dec 26, 2020 9:46 pm

Split T wrote:
Sat Dec 26, 2020 9:42 pm
INFORMER wrote:
Sat Dec 26, 2020 9:08 pm
22 points, 10 rebounds, 7 blocks for Chris Boucher tonight.
Ayton for Boucher?
????

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Post by Split T » Sat Dec 26, 2020 9:47 pm

INFORMER wrote:
Sat Dec 26, 2020 9:43 pm
Toronto would be one of the teams that I would think would pursue Ayton.

You gotta get more than Boucher though...
Ya, didn’t mean it seriously...I’d look at trading Ayton, but not sure what you get from Toronto. You’re not getting FVV or Siakam... I do like Boucher. OG is nice too
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Post by Split T » Sat Dec 26, 2020 9:47 pm

Wally_West wrote:
Sat Dec 26, 2020 9:46 pm
Split T wrote:
Sat Dec 26, 2020 9:42 pm
INFORMER wrote:
Sat Dec 26, 2020 9:08 pm
22 points, 10 rebounds, 7 blocks for Chris Boucher tonight.
Ayton for Boucher?
????
Wasn’t a serious post, my bad
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Post by INFORMER » Sat Dec 26, 2020 9:48 pm

Split T wrote:
Sat Dec 26, 2020 9:47 pm
INFORMER wrote:
Sat Dec 26, 2020 9:43 pm
Toronto would be one of the teams that I would think would pursue Ayton.

You gotta get more than Boucher though...
Ya, didn’t mean it seriously...I’d look at trading Ayton, but not sure what you get from Toronto. You’re not getting FVV or Siakam... I do like Boucher. OG is nice too
Cupboard is pretty bare for the Raptors.

Boucher should have been added as a free agent.

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Post by Wally_West » Sat Dec 26, 2020 9:50 pm

Split T wrote:
Sat Dec 26, 2020 9:47 pm
Wally_West wrote:
Sat Dec 26, 2020 9:46 pm
Split T wrote:
Sat Dec 26, 2020 9:42 pm
INFORMER wrote:
Sat Dec 26, 2020 9:08 pm
22 points, 10 rebounds, 7 blocks for Chris Boucher tonight.
Ayton for Boucher?
????
Wasn’t a serious post, my bad
Oh okay. :D

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