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Around the League: Week 2 10/28-11/3

Post by carey » Mon Oct 28, 2019 1:21 pm

It's funny how New Orleans has all these nationally televised games in the early part of the season for Zion and he's not even playing. Pelicans have started 0-3.

Nationally televised games this week

Monday: Golden State @ New Orleans 8:00 PM EST NBATv, Charlotte @ L.A. Clippers 10:30 PM EST NBATv
Tuesday: Atlanta @ Miami 7:30 PM EST NBATv, Memphis @ L.A. Lakers 10:30 PM EST NBATv
Wednesday: Milwaukee @ Boston 7:30 PM EST ESPN, L.A. Clippers @ Utah 10:00 PM EST ESPN
Thursday: Miami @ Atlanta 7:00 PM EST TNT, Denver @ New Orleans 9:30 PM EST TNT
Friday: Houston @ Brooklyn 7:00 PM EST ESPN, L.A. Lakers @ Dallas 9:30 PM EST ESPN
Saturday: Denver @ Orlando 7:00 PM EST NBATv, Philadelphia @ Portland 10:00 PM EST NBATv
Sunday: None.

NBA News

Sources: Adidas in talks to buy John Wall out of endorsement deal - https://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/279 ... ement-deal

Ja with 30 & 9 in OT win over Nets - https://www.grizzlybearblues.com/2019/1 ... on-win-nba

What it actually looks like when LeBron James has no playmakers on the Lakers - https://www.sbnation.com/nba/2019/10/25 ... play-types

The Mavericks and Blazers had a brilliant battle on Sunday, and it ended with the first high-stakes coach’s challenge of the season. -
https://www.blazersedge.com/2019/10/27/ ... nba-scores

How Trae Young’s limitless range drives the Hawks. - https://www.sbnation.com/nba/2019/10/25 ... shot-chart

Forget the NCAA: Startup basketball league to offer prep players pay, plus education - https://www.latimes.com/sports/story/20 ... ation-ncaa
Go Suns!

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Post by O_Gardino » Mon Oct 28, 2019 3:55 pm

NO is going to get their first win tonight against GS.
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Post by ShelC » Mon Oct 28, 2019 4:27 pm

From the "Weird but True" Section...

https://www.yahoo.com/sports/the-ongoin ... 19301.html
The strange case of missing clothes belonging to a retired animatronic character at Walt Disney World in Florida called “Buzzy” took another twist on Monday, more than a year after the theft happened.

It now involves Milwaukee Bucks center Robin Lopez, a known Disney aficionado who unknowingly purchased the stolen clothing, per court records reviewed by the Orlando Sentinel.

Sheriff’s investigators stressed to the Sentinel that Lopez and his friend, Brett Finley, are victims in the case.

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Post by Mori Chu » Mon Oct 28, 2019 6:14 pm

Some interesting non-Suns games on tonight. OKC is up over the Rockets at halftime, 62-52. SGA and Schroder are carrying the scoring load for them.

Warriors are up 72-57 over the Pelicans at halftime. They might get their first win tonight.

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Post by Indy » Tue Oct 29, 2019 12:19 pm

ShelC wrote:
Mon Oct 28, 2019 4:27 pm
From the "Weird but True" Section...

https://www.yahoo.com/sports/the-ongoin ... 19301.html
The strange case of missing clothes belonging to a retired animatronic character at Walt Disney World in Florida called “Buzzy” took another twist on Monday, more than a year after the theft happened.

It now involves Milwaukee Bucks center Robin Lopez, a known Disney aficionado who unknowingly purchased the stolen clothing, per court records reviewed by the Orlando Sentinel.

Sheriff’s investigators stressed to the Sentinel that Lopez and his friend, Brett Finley, are victims in the case.
I would call it "Extremely weird but totally believable based on it including both Florida, and Robin Lopez."

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Post by Indy » Tue Oct 29, 2019 12:20 pm

carey wrote:
Mon Oct 28, 2019 1:21 pm
The Mavericks and Blazers had a brilliant battle on Sunday, and it ended with the first high-stakes coach’s challenge of the season. -
https://www.blazersedge.com/2019/10/27/ ... nba-scores
It was a fun game to watch. I was surprised the refs made an over-turn decision in a crucial moment to determine the outcome.

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Post by Mori Chu » Tue Oct 29, 2019 1:19 pm

I watched that one, too. Fun game. I thought Luka chucked up several bad shots. Wish he would look for Porzingis more.

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Post by Flagrant Fowl » Tue Oct 29, 2019 5:47 pm

Trey Young had to be helped off the court with a sprained ankle. It's really too bad because he's been playing like an All-Star through the first week.
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Post by Indy » Tue Oct 29, 2019 6:04 pm

xrays are negative so that is good

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Post by Mori Chu » Tue Oct 29, 2019 6:23 pm

I'm half-watching some of tonight's games on League Pass (renewed mine for the year!). Heat beating the Hawks by 20. Nuggets up 20-10 over the Mavs (that's what I have on now). I like watching Luka, but the Mavs still have a ways to go.

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Post by Shabazz » Tue Oct 29, 2019 8:16 pm

I was right about Tyler Herro. We’ll look dumb for passing on him for Cam (even though he’s similar to Book).

So far I was wrong about Coby White. He’s looked quite good. I still don’t love his upside, though.

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Post by Mori Chu » Tue Oct 29, 2019 9:10 pm

Shabazz wrote:
Tue Oct 29, 2019 8:16 pm
I was right about Tyler Herro. We’ll look dumb for passing on him for Cam (even though he’s similar to Book).

So far I was wrong about Coby White. He’s looked quite good. I still don’t love his upside, though.
At first when I heard us linked to Coby White, I didn't get it. But the more I read about him and watched him, I came to like him, his energy, his toughness, the way he plays. I am happy to see him doing well.

I do think that despite our good overall offseason, our drafting may look really awkward a few years from now. There are probably going to be several gems in this draft who we passed on or traded away from.

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Post by Shabazz » Tue Oct 29, 2019 9:12 pm

Well, Jarrett Culver has not gotten off to a great start, but it's silly to judge a player this early.

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Post by Flagrant Fowl » Tue Oct 29, 2019 9:44 pm

Eight and a half minutes left in the game and AD has 27 FTA...
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Post by Mori Chu » Wed Oct 30, 2019 9:26 am

That was a pretty epic game from AD. The prediction of his winning MVP isn't crazy. He will shoulder so much load in LA, and he's in his prime. He should have a lot of monster nights this season.

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Post by Wally_West » Wed Oct 30, 2019 10:11 am

When the Suns get the 6th seed in the playoffs this year, Devin Booker will be a serious candidate for MVP too. :D

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Post by Shabazz » Wed Oct 30, 2019 10:27 am

To me, a healthy AD is the best player in the league. Nobody else matches what he can do on both ends.

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Post by carey » Wed Oct 30, 2019 11:47 am

Shabazz wrote:
Wed Oct 30, 2019 10:27 am
To me, a healthy AD is the best player in the league. Nobody else matches what he can do on both ends.
True story but he went from lovable misfit out of Kentucky to grade-A L.A. douchebag in a mere 7 years.
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Post by Indy » Wed Oct 30, 2019 11:50 am

carey wrote:
Wed Oct 30, 2019 11:47 am
Shabazz wrote:
Wed Oct 30, 2019 10:27 am
To me, a healthy AD is the best player in the league. Nobody else matches what he can do on both ends.
True story but he went from lovable misfit out of Kentucky to grade-A L.A. douchebag in a mere 7 years.
When did he become a douche bag? I haven't heard that about him at all. Do you mean just because he lives in LA now?

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Post by Shabazz » Wed Oct 30, 2019 2:43 pm

I think he's referring to the way he handled his exit from the Pelicans.

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