2016-2017 NBA Regular Season Thread

Discussion in 'Basketball' started by os_mutante, Oct 25, 2016.

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  1. os_mutante

    os_mutante Moderator
    Staff Member

    Aug 8, 2003
    City of Bad Carls
    Club:
    FC Barcelona
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Season begins finally.

    An intriguing prop bet I saw: will the Knicks score 100 points tonight?
     
  2. benni...

    benni... BigSoccer Supporter

    Nov 23, 2004
    Chocolate City
    Yessir!!!
     
  3. yasik19

    yasik19 Moderator
    Staff Member

    Oct 21, 2004
    Daly City
    Just give the title to the Warriors already. :)
     
  4. jabraria@hotmail.com

    Feb 24, 2000
    USA
    Spurs are dismantling the Warriors. Bench scoring is like 35 - 6 , and Warriors rim protection is inexistant.
    I think Spurs will finish with best record this year, which will result in Leonard winning league mvp. Cavs will rest Lebron alot and Warriors will take time to figure out.
     
  5. MatthausSammer

    MatthausSammer Moderator
    Staff Member

    Dec 9, 2012
    Canada
    Club:
    Borussia Dortmund
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    Makes sense.
     
  6. zohee

    zohee Member+

    May 28, 2011
    Club:
    Real Madrid
    Nat'l Team:
    Slovenia
    What's up with the NBA's website? I cant seem to view highlights of games, which is really weird.

    Poslano z mojega HTC Desire 820 z uporabo Tapatalk
     
  7. thebigman

    thebigman Member+

    May 25, 2006
    Birmingham
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    Hahaha spurs are gonna be good when I'm like 60 and pops ghost is coachin them

    Really hope kd never wins a title
     
  8. os_mutante

    os_mutante Moderator
    Staff Member

    Aug 8, 2003
    City of Bad Carls
    Club:
    FC Barcelona
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Trade everyone.

    Except Javale.
     
  9. Catracho_Azul

    Catracho_Azul Member+

    Jun 16, 2008
    New Orleans
    Club:
    Corinthians Sao Paulo
    Nat'l Team:
    Honduras
    Mission Failed.. no 100 points :[
     
  10. Auriaprottu

    Auriaprottu Member+

    Atlanta Damn United FC USOpenCup Champions
    Apr 1, 2002
    The back of the bus
    Club:
    Atlanta
    Nat'l Team:
    --other--
    Damn, did KD dunk on your puppy or something? The Cavs are the NBA champs, not the Warriors.
     
  11. MatthausSammer

    MatthausSammer Moderator
    Staff Member

    Dec 9, 2012
    Canada
    Club:
    Borussia Dortmund
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    Nah. He just thinks KD's 'soft' for going to the Warriors to win titles.
     
  12. Auriaprottu

    Auriaprottu Member+

    Atlanta Damn United FC USOpenCup Champions
    Apr 1, 2002
    The back of the bus
    Club:
    Atlanta
    Nat'l Team:
    --other--
    But the Warriors lost.

    The Warriors lost.

    They're looking for the missing piece to win the 2016-17 title, and while KD might be it, there's no guarantee that they'll win this year.

    The whole "chasing rings" meme is silly. It's ridiculous the way "fans" expect players to go thru their careers and never win anything. Some guys, no matter how individually talented, cannot lead the team they're on to the ultimate victory. Who the hell wants to play for nothing but money? I'm an NBA player, I want my headstone to read, "Here lies Auria Farrakhan Bradshaw Prottu X, former NBA Champion and paramour of Nina Hartley", not, "Here lies Auria Farrakhan Bradshaw Prottu X... His life didn't suck".
     
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  13. MatthausSammer

    MatthausSammer Moderator
    Staff Member

    Dec 9, 2012
    Canada
    Club:
    Borussia Dortmund
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    Lakers-Rockets with dat all-star game D.
     
  14. MatthausSammer

    MatthausSammer Moderator
    Staff Member

    Dec 9, 2012
    Canada
    Club:
    Borussia Dortmund
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    I generally agree. I'm not the guy to convince here. Although I do think NBA max contracts should be abolished to try and halt these superteams forming.
     
  15. Auriaprottu

    Auriaprottu Member+

    Atlanta Damn United FC USOpenCup Champions
    Apr 1, 2002
    The back of the bus
    Club:
    Atlanta
    Nat'l Team:
    --other--
    Can we really call GS a superteam? I mean, they're a super team, but these guys have one title and one single-season record. They've been great, really, only since the 2015 playoffs began.

    I have no problem with players deciding their own destinies. I grew up in an era when that wasn't as easily managed as it is today. Plus, outstanding talent grouped together can make the game more interesting.
     
  16. MatthausSammer

    MatthausSammer Moderator
    Staff Member

    Dec 9, 2012
    Canada
    Club:
    Borussia Dortmund
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    Sure. Why not? They're no dynasty (yet?) but if they're not a superteam, then who is??
    I have no problem with that either, but it feels kind of dumb when there's a system in which Harrison Barnes makes almost as much money as Kevin Durant. It encourages the superstars to clump together and encourages the formation of these ridiculous teams that basically ROFLstomp the rest of the NBA. Makes it less interesting for me. If Kevin Durant was actually able to get paid commensurate to the value he brings the team, there's no way the Warriors would've even been in the discussion IMO. They wouldn't have been able to compete with teams like the 6ers or the Lakers who could've potentially almost doubled what the Warriors were offering. But because KD's value is artificially capped to the same level as basically anyone else who's significant in the NBA, the Warriors were able to make the offer and pitch to Durant basically on the level of "dude, come to Oakland, our team would be ridiculous". It just doesn't make sense to me.
     
  17. MatthausSammer

    MatthausSammer Moderator
    Staff Member

    Dec 9, 2012
    Canada
    Club:
    Borussia Dortmund
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    Lakers' first win! Walton was the true mastermind behind GS. Clearly Kerr is lost without him; just look at the standings. :p

    In all seriousness, good win, but the Rockets' D was a classic D'Antoni special. They have nice floor spacers to give Harden room to do his thing, but that's about all they have right now.
     
  18. Auriaprottu

    Auriaprottu Member+

    Atlanta Damn United FC USOpenCup Champions
    Apr 1, 2002
    The back of the bus
    Club:
    Atlanta
    Nat'l Team:
    --other--
    I'm saying there really isn't one, not atm. A few teams with superstar players, but would we use that to describe Draymond or Klay? When I think of "superteam", my mind goes to the Showtime Lakers and the Shaq/Malone/GP/Kobe Lakers. 60s Celtics. These teams we're talking about here are nowhere near as stacked as those were.
     
  19. Mengão86

    Mengão86 Moderator
    Staff Member

    Flamengo
    Brazil
    Nov 16, 2005
    Maryland, RJ/ES/PE
    Club:
    Flamengo Rio Janeiro
    Nat'l Team:
    Brazil
    Time for the NBA's biggest surprise team of the year to come out.... ;)
     
  20. MatthausSammer

    MatthausSammer Moderator
    Staff Member

    Dec 9, 2012
    Canada
    Club:
    Borussia Dortmund
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    The Los Angeles Lakers? :D
     
  21. Catracho_Azul

    Catracho_Azul Member+

    Jun 16, 2008
    New Orleans
    Club:
    Corinthians Sao Paulo
    Nat'l Team:
    Honduras
    I knew John Wall was ghey
     
  22. thebigman

    thebigman Member+

    May 25, 2006
    Birmingham
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    I just don't like kd or curry particularly

    I think he was a butch leaving a side that lead 3 to 1 and bottled it

    That said, warriors have actually given up more than I thought because their bench is now HORRIBLE

    Plus no decent c so I can see spurs bullying them time after time inside

    I think this move might wind up green n klay as they are now losing probably 15 shots a game between them extra??? Will they be as committed with an ISO player?

    Gonna be interesting for sure

    Early predictions

    Roty Embiid
    MVP kawhi
    Dpoty kawhi
    Mip Lavine (his j is nice now)
    Spurs win west
    Cavs win east
    Spurs win chip
    Pop is coty
     
  23. RealMadridista

    RealMadridista Member+

    Aug 21, 2006
    Chicago Il
    Club:
    Real Madrid
    Where is the bulls thread can someone link me up

    Lets kick some Boston asssss
     
  24. JCNapoli17

    JCNapoli17 Member+

    Aug 23, 2012
    Winning
    Club:
    SSC Napoli
    In minutes restriction Embiid had 20 points, truth be told I am now a NOkafor Sixers fan. If Sixers can get some good pieces for Okafor pull the trigger and keep Noel.

    Embiid plays 30 minutes Sixers beat OKC, but it's about the whole season for Embiid not just one game so I don't fault Brown for the minutes limit... he has "it" I think.
     

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