Around the League: Week 12 (1/3 - 1/9)

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Nationally Televised Games(Times are MST)

Wed Jan 5th:
5:30p Warriors - Mavericks ESPN
8:00p Jazz – Nuggets ESPN

Thu Jan 6th:
5:30p Knicks - Celtics TNT
8:00p Clippers - Suns TNT

Fri Jan 7th:
5:30p Bucks - Nets ESPN
8:00p Lakers - Hawks ESPN

League News
Kyrie to make his debut:

https://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/329 ... -wednesday

KOC: 7 observations around the NBA

https://www.theringer.com/nba/2022/1/3/ ... -a-problem


NBA Power Rankings, Week 12
ESPN:

https://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/329 ... eams-stand

2. Phoenix Suns
2021-22 record: 28-8
Previous ranking: 2
Jalen Smith delivered an epic poster over Mason Plumlee on Sunday night. But more importantly, Smith, who has been forced into action because of health and safety protocols hitting Phoenix, has made the most of his time. In the past four games, Smith is averaging 16 points and 10.5 rebounds per game while shooting 56.1% from the field -- all while not hitting 30 minutes in any game. -- Lopez
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Thanks for making the threads, Split T. Really appreciate it.

Still can't believe that Kyrie is going to play. It's so awkward that he can play in only half the games. I hope BKN gets a 1st round playoff matchup with a team where Kyrie literally can't play at all; that would be hilarious.

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Mori Chu wrote:
Mon Jan 03, 2022 1:02 pm
Thanks for making the threads, Split T. Really appreciate it.

Still can't believe that Kyrie is going to play. It's so awkward that he can play in only half the games. I hope BKN gets a 1st round playoff matchup with a team where Kyrie literally can't play at all; that would be hilarious.
Brooklyn v Toronto would do it
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My wish list: Nic Batum, Eric Gordon, Larry Nance Jr, Robert Covington, PJ Washington

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Some all-star talk

East picks:
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One thought I’ll throw in, I really wish we could go away from giving players spots based on reputation. For instance, no chance Lillard would get in with his stats if he wasn’t Dame. Same with AD, Paul George, or Luka. I don’t care that they have been all-stars in the past. They’ve been majorly inefficient this year and have missed large amounts of games and/or are on bad basketball teams. I’m sure 1 or 2 of them will get in, but I’d leave them out in favor of someone like Ayton or Dejounte Murray this year.
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No Breaking News here
Well maybe as I felt it might be harsher

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Pistons rescheduled game was moved to the 11th so then game against us gets pushed back

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bajanguy008 wrote:
Mon Jan 03, 2022 3:41 pm
No Breaking News here
Well maybe as I felt it might be harsher

So 2 players are the problem? Sounds like a coaching issue. I see a change soon.

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SunsRIt wrote:
Mon Jan 03, 2022 6:40 pm
bajanguy008 wrote:
Mon Jan 03, 2022 3:41 pm
No Breaking News here
Well maybe as I felt it might be harsher

So 2 players are the problem? Sounds like a coaching issue. I see a change soon.
Porter had similar issues in Cleveland, so I think the problem is the players and the person acquiring the players {Rafael Stone].

Stephen Silas may very well be held accountable, but more for the Rockets' horrible W-L record than anything else.
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Silas wasn’t exactly dealt a good hand, and that 7 game win streak was pretty impressive given the circumstances.

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SunsRIt wrote:
Mon Jan 03, 2022 6:40 pm
So 2 players are the problem? Sounds like a coaching issue. I see a change soon.
I'd be inclined to agree if those same two players didn't already have issues on other teams.
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This isn't the first time a player has refused to sub into a game during garbage time or whatever (Wood) but Porter Jr. literally getting in his car and leaving the arena at halftime is wild to me. How you only get suspended one game for that is interesting.
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bajanguy008 wrote:
Tue Jan 04, 2022 7:46 am
This isn't the first time a player has refused to sub into a game during garbage time or whatever (Wood) but Porter Jr. literally getting in his car and leaving the arena at halftime is wild to me. How you only get suspended one game for that is interesting.
I think the precedent is for suspensions to be short. You look back at the history of player suspensions and they only get a few games for even strong offenses like fighting. So if you slap a guy with a 5 game suspension for being a brat, the NBA Players Association will crack down on you and point out that you're being meaner than precedent.

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Warriors lost tonight to the Mavs, bringing us into a tie with them for the league's best record.

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Oh Tyler, why so sensitive?

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