2015-16 NBA Thread

Discussion in 'Basketball' started by P to the Wee, Sep 29, 2015.

  1. argentine soccer fan

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    Jan 18, 2001
    San Francisco Bay Area
    Club:
    CA Boca Juniors
    Nat'l Team:
    Argentina
    #2 argentine soccer fan, Sep 30, 2015
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    My preseason rankings:

    1) Golden State: Well, they are the defending champions and they are my team, so I'll put them first. I think getting rid of Lee is addition by subtraction.

    2) Cleveland: They have Lebron and they play in the East so they are 9/10ths of the way there.

    3) San Antonio: The old guys are one year older, but they got Aldridge, and of course, they still have GINOOOOOOBILIIIII, so watch out.

    4) Oklahoma City: Durant, Westbrook, Ibaka and good health make you a contender.

    5) Los Angeles Clippers: Got DeAndre to change his mind, got depth with Pierce and Stephenson and got Argentine with Prigioni. If they don't implode they'll go far.

    6) Houston: Lawson next to Harden potentially makes them formidable, but the West is tough.

    7) Memphis: I don't think they should be this low, but who do I move down?

    8) Atlanta: Adding Tiago Splitter has to help, but can they realistically be that unbelievable team they were midway through last season?

    9) New Orleans: It's Unibrow vs the Western Conference.

    10) Chicago: Good team, but can Rose ever be Rose again?

    11) Milwaukee: Plenty of guys who are almost there. I have a gut feeling they are going to explode this season.

    12) Miami: Dragic will help, but still too much depends on Wade.

    13) Toronto: Several teams can make a case for 6th in the East, but I like the Lowry/DeRozan combo plus I'm high on teams that have Argentines, and they got Scola.

    14) Washington: Maybe the best backcourt outside the Bay Area, but who's going to rebound?

    15) Boston: Now it starts to get ugly, but I still have two playoff teams to go, and the Celtics have their history so here they are.

    16) Detroit: Is Drummond good enough to get Detroit into the playoffs? Not sure, even in the East.

    17) Utah: The West sure drops off a lot this year after number seven. Gubert, Hayward, Favors and some scrubbs just might get you into the playoffs.

    18) Dallas: Dirk alone might be good enough to get Dallas past Utah into the playoffs, but he's getting old so probably not.

    19) Indiana: They have only three legitimate NBA starters and one of them is Monta. Not good.

    20) Sacramento: They are still a joke, but what if Cousins comes to play?

    21) Minnesota: Wiggins couldn't even get Canada into the Olympics, but to be fair he didn't have Rubio pushing him.

    22) Orlando: They seem to have a bunch of decent players, but if Oladipo and Vucevic are the best you got...

    23) Charlotte: Lets see.. Jefferson, Batum, Kidd-Gilchrist, Kemba Walker... Maybe I should put them above Orlando. Or maybe not.

    24) Phoenix: Eric Bledsoe is good, but not that good. It's going to be a long season.

    25) Portland: Lillard is very good, but life's not been fair to him this year.

    26) New York: Melo and Lopez. Who else is a starter? I think now we're hitting the bottom of the barrel.

    27) Los Angeles Lakers: Kobe and a couple of hotshot rookies. What could possibly go wrong?

    28) Brooklyn: Same situation as New York, but without Melo.

    29) Denver: They've become the Bolivia of the NBA. Maybe they can hope the altitude will help them win a few.

    30) Philadelphia: Who else could be last but the eternal tank?
     
  2. P to the Wee

    P to the Wee Red Card

    Nov 22, 2011
    Susan is a Little Lamb
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    FC Bayern München
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    Miami got Lebron back? :p
     
  3. argentine soccer fan

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    Jan 18, 2001
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    CA Boca Juniors
    Nat'l Team:
    Argentina
    No, I meant the other Miami. I fixed it.
     
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  4. zohee

    zohee Member+

    May 28, 2011
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    Real Madrid
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    Slovenia
    Rose should just stop giving interviews.

    I think Cleveland (especially) and Miami are a given for the ECF. The only way I don't see Miami there is if they aren't healthy, and for a team with Bosh, Deng, Wade and Dragic that would be a championship in itself.

    The West is so unpredictable. The GSW had one of the best regular season records and won a chip, OKC when healthy has always been among the top 2 teams in the West, Spurs brought in LA and West and the Clippers added a bench and just don't forget about Memphis.

    I can see Houston fall dramatically though. Harden has been a regular on TMZ this summer and I wonder how that affects your game. Judging by what has happened to Odom and Humpries, it doesn't look good. Also not feeling Lawson. On paper a great fit, though his character is questionable to say the least. With that talent they still make the playoffs though.

    Pelicans are surely making the playoffs this year, but likely won't go higher than 7th, maybe 6th. That could however bold well with AD's MVP chances this year.

    The last team featuring the playoffs are going to be the Jazz. Not because they're that good, but merely because everyone else in the West flat out sucks. I could argue for the Kings, but judging on how that team is ran, they'll likely implode mid-decembre.
     
  5. P to the Wee

    P to the Wee Red Card

    Nov 22, 2011
    Susan is a Little Lamb
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    FC Bayern München
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    Germany
    Miami does not have that one star player. I think top 2 is Chicago and Cleveland with Cleveland kicking Chicago's ass in the ECF
     
  6. zohee

    zohee Member+

    May 28, 2011
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    Real Madrid
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    Slovenia
    Bosh? He's still arguably the best PF in the East. He was putting up 20+ ppg IIRC, before going down. I guess you could call it a toss up between Miami and the Bulls. The team that stays the healthier, reaches the ECF. Or to be more exact, the one that avoids Cleveland the longest.
     
  7. benni...

    benni... BigSoccer Supporter

    Nov 23, 2004
    Chocolate City
    Wizards 14th?

    Lmao, behind Toronto, Bucks, Pelicans?

    Teams we beat comfortably last season.
    Yeah, I'm bitter lol
     
  8. argentine soccer fan

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    Jan 18, 2001
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    CA Boca Juniors
    Nat'l Team:
    Argentina
    Yeah, yeah, sure. Maybe if they had acquired Scola to help their frontcourt, I would have put them ahead of Toronto.
     
  9. os_mutante

    os_mutante Moderator
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    Aug 8, 2003
    City of Bad Carls
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    FC Barcelona
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    WTF, I didn't get an alert for this thread. I blame the upgrade.

    Quick thought: the Clippers are the most interesting team in the L. Who aren't they beefing with? Lakers, Warriors, now Mavericks. And they have Paul Pierce. This is gonna be great.
     
  10. dark knight

    dark knight Super Moderator
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    Me neither - did the season start already?
     
  11. os_mutante

    os_mutante Moderator
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    Aug 8, 2003
    City of Bad Carls
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    FC Barcelona
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Pre-season started.
     
  12. Catracho_Azul

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    Jun 16, 2008
    New Orleans
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    Corinthians Sao Paulo
    Nat'l Team:
    Honduras
    I'm not sure if I'm excited or depressed that seasons about to start as a Knicks fan.

    New faces, comes new forms of mediocrity. I hope Stephen A. Smith can bring the laughter cuz no doubt his "journalistic" bias towards the Knicks whenever they move any step towards any direction is greeted with nonsense!
     
  13. zohee

    zohee Member+

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    [QUOTE="Catracho_Azul, post: 33050890, member: 127689"New faces, comes new forms of mediocrity. I hope Stephen A. Smith can bring the laughter cuz no doubt his "journalistic" bias towards the Knicks whenever they move any step towards any direction is greeted with nonsense![/QUOTE]

    He's already doing it in his beef with Durant. Threatining a player on television? Pretty funny, if you ask me.
     
  14. thebigman

    thebigman Member+

    May 25, 2006
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    Arsenal FC
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    England
    Thanks for tagging me u fcuks
     
  15. thebigman

    thebigman Member+

    May 25, 2006
    Birmingham
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    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    P's this philly tank thing will be over next season motherfcukers
     
  16. Catracho_Azul

    Catracho_Azul Member+

    Jun 16, 2008
    New Orleans
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    Corinthians Sao Paulo
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    Honduras


    Dying of laughter at the comments on this video.

    No doubt beating Brooklyn solidifies EURO League as the dominant force over NBA... lmao
     
  17. Emperor Adriano

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    Jun 17, 2009
    Utica NY (the refugee city)
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    Santos FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Brazil
    He's already doing it in his beef with Durant. Threatining a player on television? Pretty funny, if you ask me.[/QUOTE]
    It was awesome. straight out of wrestling lol.
     
  18. Emperor Adriano

    Emperor Adriano Member+

    Jun 17, 2009
    Utica NY (the refugee city)
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    Brazil
    Kind of like Bigsoccer when the USA or Mexico gets a friendly victory.. Hilarious comments though.
     
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  19. Mengão86

    Mengão86 Moderator
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    Nov 16, 2005
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    Flamengo Rio Janeiro
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    Brazil
    Jan Vesely on Fenerbahce? :ROFLMAO:
     
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  20. thebigman

    thebigman Member+

    May 25, 2006
    Birmingham
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    Arsenal FC
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    England
    Nba 2k16 is pure trash btw people

    Avoid that shit
     
  21. Playboy Red Devil

    May 3, 2010
    West Hollywood
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    Manchester United FC
    Haha Barnes kicked Fishers arse :ROFLMAO:
     
  22. Catracho_Azul

    Catracho_Azul Member+

    Jun 16, 2008
    New Orleans
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    Corinthians Sao Paulo
    Nat'l Team:
    Honduras
  23. Catracho_Azul

    Catracho_Azul Member+

    Jun 16, 2008
    New Orleans
    Club:
    Corinthians Sao Paulo
    Nat'l Team:
    Honduras





    Gotta love this Dubs and Clips rivalry.
     
  24. os_mutante

    os_mutante Moderator
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    Aug 8, 2003
    City of Bad Carls
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    FC Barcelona
    Nat'l Team:
    United States

    Klay's had enough of Glen and his team of buffoons.
     

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