2019 - 2020 NBA regular season

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  1. ThePhog08

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    Went 3 pages deep and didn't see one. Here we go

    Clips beat the lake show pretty easily with out PG3
    Though lakers didn't have Kuzma...

    The Clippers depth is so strong. 3 bench players could start for most teams.
     
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    Clippers looked solid last night. Lakers look really good too, plus Rondo didn’t play. Once both teams are at full health...they’re clearly the 2 front runners in the West. Excited to see the games tonight. Looking forward to Thunder-Jazz
    76ers-Celts
    Bulls-Hornets (both young teams, interested to see who shines and who doesn’t) Rozier/C White matchup should be interesting.
     
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    Rondo isn’t even good anymore. The Clippers won without Paul George. They’re really good. I’d pick them to win the championship as of now, without much debate. They are a deep, defensively solid and well coached team with 2 top 10 players.
     
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    The Clippers are the team to beat IMO. George and Leonard are two of the best two-way players in the NBA. Maybe the two best. They have a team full of role players who seem like they are willing to put ego aside for the greater good. It is just a perfect mixture IMO. As good as Davis' addition is to the Lakers, Lebron still hasn't played defense in a handful of years and i am guessing he isn't abut to at any point. Heck of a player still, offensively.
     
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    No disagreement here, Clippers looked impressive last night even without PG13. Their defensive schemes are pretty ridiculous. Once PG is back, they have Harrell, Pat Beverly, Kawhi, PG, Harkless, etc.. that’s pretty crazy. Agree w your assessment on Rondo...although it takes some pressure off of LeBron taking the ball down the court. They kept running the ball through LeBron to AD last night, and Danny Green caught fire..however that won’t work all of the time. Especially when teams start recognizing their switches.
     
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    That Block on Shamet was pretty great though.
     
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    Agreed. Leonard was the best player on the court and made it look way to easy it times. He got just about any shot he wanted. That team is going to be elite defensively.

    I Wasn't impressed with the Lakers either. Maybe it's the first game but Lebron didn't look the same. AD started out well but disappeared in the 2nd half.

    Probably an overreaction to the first game but I'd take that Clippers team over the Lakers by a wide margin.
     
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    Was this another Grayson flop? Winking



    Also, after 3J Washington's freshman year, I would have never thought this was possible. Who says Calipari doesn't develop players?

     
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    I actually think Lebron
    PJ will have a good career. Herro is starting already. Wow
     
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    White on white crime
     
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    I’m not sure the Lakers will be a top two team in the west this season. They are really old, and will depend on LeBron to be the primary distributor all season. They don’t have the type of roster built to make a long run in May and June.

    I would be willing to be the top three seeds in the west will be

    Clippers
    Nuggets
    Jazz

    Lakers will be around 4 or 5 with Houston.
     
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    Proof staying for another year can really do wonders for a kid not just at Kentucky but in college in general. So happy for PJ, he quickly turned into one of my all time favorites last season. Cal did a fantastic job developing PJs game.

    And oh yea, Tyler Herro is Allen’s daddy
     
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    Lakers don't have quality depth. It's going to be interesting to see where Chris Paul gets traded.
     
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    Lakers have enough cap space for Paul? I’d get rid of Rondo and KCP for CP3.
     
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    Kid has serious swag lol.

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    Devonte Graham had a great game also.
     
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    I would as well, but I like fleecing others for their best stuff and getting rid of my garbage too. Even if it is a numbers thing, why make that deal for the return that it nets?
     
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    -26 for Wiggins in a Timberwolves win lol. Never change Andrew.

    To be fair, he hit some clutch shots in the 4th quarter, but his shot selection and decision making are horrendous. With how inefficient he is, he should never be taking more shots than KAT.
     
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    Yeah, my Lakers lost the first one to the Clips after starting the game hot. Bron had too many turnovers in the 4th and AD was not a factor in the second half.
     
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    Once KD comes back, the Nets should be really formidable.
     
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    Kyrie will never win another title. Dude is a head case and team cancer.
     
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    Sure Jan
     
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    Due to the infamous rivals jinx, you just guaranteed him at least a couple more.
     
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    I just read that he hit more threes in his first NBA game(7) than he did his first season at UK(5). That's pretty nuts.
     
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    He hit 53% nba preseason..... definitely a Bucket
     
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    Impressive
     
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    After watching his freshman year, I still wouldn't be surprised if he only hit seven 3's the rest of the year.
     
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    He can get his stats for sure. They are building something solid in Brooklyn before. An identity, which was happening well before Irving arrived. Hopefully he learned from his failures in Boston as a leader and treats this opportunity differently. He asked for the leadership stuff and the first chance he got it, he crapped all over it. In the end it will be about how Durant comes back IMO. Kyrie is a great offensive talent/player but he simply is not good enough to carry a team by himself. (not a knock there as that is reserved for a select few in the history of the game)
     
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    Also, to be fair, that wasn't the only time Herro abused Allen.

     
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    I am filled with glee a basketball player is picking on and bullying Grayson


















    And he is white lolololol
     
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    And he admitted that, when he apologized to Bron and stated now he understands that carrying a team and being a leader is not as easy as it looks. I have more respect for him now than before for even apologizing b/c most sports starts are stubborn and don’t like taking accountability. He needed an elite veteran to play along with him and I like the pairing of him and KD.
     
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    So does that make Tyler a dirty player, now? His coach should bench him to teach him a lesson!
     
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    Laughing yes.
     
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    Had to have learned that under John Calipari while at Kentucky. Cal must teach that drill to all of his players, but Tyler is the only one that uses it to get into the head of his opponent.

    I’m sure Grayson has a trip we’ve never seen before that he will use on Tyler in the next game!
     
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    If Cal teaches that drill he learned it from the best. Just as scheduling neutral site games OOC. Same as Calipari helped K embrace OAD's, Pro Days and All Access ESPN specials.

    It's probably why they're the best at being innovative.
     
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    The public apology to Lebron was dumb. IMO. All it did was throw his teammates under the bus...again. Other than that I agree with you. He manned up. Doesn't change that he let the entire Celtic franchise down in regards to his leadership and also went against a promise he made to resign with Boston, but being able to admit you were wrong is a good thing in life and so many need to be more aware of that.
     
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    To be fair, the Celtics have made some questionable moves recently. Hayward is way overrated imo.
     
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    RJ Barrett becomes the second youngest player in NBA history to score 20 plus points in their debut
     
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