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2018-19 NBA Thread

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Big Circus, Oct 10, 2018.

  1. Big Circus

    Big Circus Well-Known Member

    Offseason is almost over - let's get this shit going!

    Eastern seeding: Celtics, Raptors, Sixers, Bucks, Pacers, Heat, Wizards, Cavs
    Western seeding: Warriors, Rockets, Jazz, Lakers, Nuggets, Thunder, Blazers, Pelicans

    Eastern finals: Celtics over Raptors in 6
    Western finals: Warriors over Rockets in 7
    Finals: Warriors over Celtics in 5
  2. Small Town Guy

    Small Town Guy Well-Known Member

    Butler returned to practice today, per Woj, screaming at everyone, including teammates, coaches and management. Left everyone "speechless." My god this franchise. Really everything started bad when they took Rick Mahorn with 1st pick in expansion draft and he refused to play for them.
  3. John B. Foster

    John B. Foster Well-Known Member

    I mean... he’s not wrong.
  4. TigerVols

    TigerVols Well-Known Member

    Lonzo Ball added 20 pounds of very visible muscle, which just means that his bad shot form will be more visible from the second deck of Staples. The LakeShow will definitely be the most shittastic show this side of Minny.
  5. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    Let's hope LeBron James has tiptoed into Magic Johnson's office and discussed action plans for the first time LaVar Ball sounds off to the media that LBJ is controlling the ball too much.
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  6. John B. Foster

    John B. Foster Well-Known Member

    Kawhi-Spurs last off-season's times ten.
  7. PCLoadLetter

    PCLoadLetter Well-Known Member

    Bottom line -- I think Thibs would rather get fired than trade Butler.

    Which means the T-Wolves are going to have to do both.
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  8. sgreenwell

    sgreenwell Well-Known Member

    The Butler thing is fascinating to me, in that train wreck kind of way. When's the last time a team and a star had a falling out like this, that was so public and visible? Obviously Leonard and the Spurs weren't on the same page, but that was mostly handled in back rooms and via agent whispering. Vince Carter? Does Minnesota actually let him get into preseason games if he's acting like this in practice?
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  9. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member

    And the motivation for a single Twolves fan to show up this season with or without butler is...? Watch the other guys. Boo the hometown team.
  10. Hermes

    Hermes Well-Known Member

    (Looks around)

    We’re going to be able to talk about the NBA without being accused of being precious hipsters this year, aren’t we?

  11. Michael_ Gee

    Michael_ Gee Well-Known Member

    Leonard was passive aggressive. Butler is aggressive aggressive aggressive. Which is a good deal for the T-Wolves if they think about it. If they get like three first rounders for trading him to the Kings, Hawks, Cavs or one of the other feebs, how does he refuse it?
  12. PCLoadLetter

    PCLoadLetter Well-Known Member

    Those teams won't give up anything for him because they know he's gone after one season.

    That's why the Heat is being aggressive in chasing a trade -- they believe he'll re-sign there, but they don't have the room to chase him as a free agent at the end of the season.
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