2017-2018 NBA season thread.

Discussion in 'Basketball' started by benni..., Oct 24, 2017.

  1. thebigman

    thebigman Member+

    May 25, 2006
    Birmingham
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    Lol he’s trolling by hard
     
  2. os_mutante

    os_mutante Moderator
    Staff Member

    Aug 8, 2003
    City of Bad Carls
    Club:
    FC Barcelona
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    He is playing out of his mind right now. Shouldn't he be slowing down already.

    I still think he has a shot at the all time scoring record.
     
  3. dark knight

    dark knight Super Moderator
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    Dec 15, 1999
    Club:
    New York City FC
    Definitely seems to have a shot - needs to play maybe 4 more seasons after this one? I'll be surprised if his body holds up, but he may just change his game up if like other players he loses his legs. Tim Duncan, Mr. Efficient only made it 19 seasons and he had one leg by the end.

    But it's amazing he's still doing what he's doing in season 15.
     
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  4. MatthausSammer

    MatthausSammer Moderator
    Staff Member

    Dec 9, 2012
    Canada
    Club:
    Borussia Dortmund
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    Joel Embiid... How do you stop a legit big man with post-moves, a dangerous three-point shot, guard-esque handles, good passing, and really fluid, athletic movement? The dude is literally NBA 2K create-a-player. Just not fair. I really hope he can stay healthy he's really fun to watch.
     
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  5. MatthausSammer

    MatthausSammer Moderator
    Staff Member

    Dec 9, 2012
    Canada
    Club:
    Borussia Dortmund
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    I give up... How? How do you play defence against Joel?
     
  6. os_mutante

    os_mutante Moderator
    Staff Member

    Aug 8, 2003
    City of Bad Carls
    Club:
    FC Barcelona
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    They gonna find Randle in Joel's stool.
     
  7. Haole

    Haole Member

    Feb 14, 2005
    costa mesa, ca
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Embiid Show tonite. Wow.

    Simmons: Wow

    Hear that train coming.....
     
  8. Haole

    Haole Member

    Feb 14, 2005
    costa mesa, ca
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Kuz with a sweet hook under pressure.

    Said he has a Sky Hook too.

    Kuzma: BALLER
     
  9. thebigman

    thebigman Member+

    May 25, 2006
    Birmingham
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    Yeah I like Kuzma from the littleni have seen

    Joel and Ben are gonna be 2 top 5 players on the same team in the nba by next year
     
  10. EruditeHobo

    EruditeHobo Member+

    Mar 29, 2007
    San Francisco, CA
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Embiid is one of the most uniquely talented players I've ever seen.

    That said a bad Lakers team almost won that. Philly needs a real coach.
     
  11. Haole

    Haole Member

    Feb 14, 2005
    costa mesa, ca
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Laker haters still walking old tired sheit about Ball’s failures. I say 2 those “experts”: Really? It’s not Magic II out there?

    Stephen A., in particular, grinding this endlessly. Enuf Knick fanboy - like we don’t kno what’s up here? Please FFS take look at your sorryass Knicks.

    We get it. Moving on.
     
  12. EruditeHobo

    EruditeHobo Member+

    Mar 29, 2007
    San Francisco, CA
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    He has been really bad though. It's alarming... he was hitting these same exact shots in college.

    Ingram and Kuzma are looking good tho! #silverlining
     
  13. MatthausSammer

    MatthausSammer Moderator
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    Dec 9, 2012
    Canada
    Club:
    Borussia Dortmund
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    Honestly I'm just tired of Ball talk. At this point I'm just at a place of: Ball is a terrible scorer right now but a great passer and rebounder, and his defence is above-average. He needs to develop his scoring to an average level, at which point he'll be a nightly triple-double threat. For right now, Ball is a poor player, but lots of rookies are.
     
  14. MatthausSammer

    MatthausSammer Moderator
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    Dec 9, 2012
    Canada
    Club:
    Borussia Dortmund
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    I was literally just as alarmed about Ingram though, and he showed major progression. Being a rookie PG in the NBA is not easy; expecting greatness or even just being good is unlikely to occur for a 20-year-old with an underdeveloped body and average athleticism.
     
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  15. Haole

    Haole Member

    Feb 14, 2005
    costa mesa, ca
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    M
    Much respect to Simmons but let’s talk about his outside game. He got none. Wack form and teams dropping off/daring him to beat them. That catches up to teams the higher up the level gets.
     
  16. dark knight

    dark knight Super Moderator
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    Dec 15, 1999
    Club:
    New York City FC
    Magic had no range either - just found ways to score. I’m really impressed with how good Simmons looks this early. He would have had a lot more assists if people knocked down more shots. Fun to watch those two play together.
     
  17. os_mutante

    os_mutante Moderator
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    Aug 8, 2003
    City of Bad Carls
    Club:
    FC Barcelona
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Simmons and the Greek Freak don't have outside shots so your average defenders back off... which gives them space to drive and attack. Must be nice having all your fast twitch fibers.
     
  18. Haole

    Haole Member

    Feb 14, 2005
    costa mesa, ca
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Yea, but....Oregon State ain’t Celtics and zone D still around in Pac 12.

    Don McLean forecast current Ball probs last year. To wit: beneath the hype was no mid-range game and that’s a big missing part of anyone’s game who was basically taking freaky looking, flat-footed treys.

    I think he straightens it out. Maybe not this year. Building a gym & full b-ball court at his recently purchased $5.2 mil mansion a good Kobe-like move. All things said, I think ‘Zo is smart and just needs time.
     
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  19. Haole

    Haole Member

    Feb 14, 2005
    costa mesa, ca
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Might be time 2 start 2017/2018 Laker thread?

    Lonzo talk gotta be going on too long for most around here?
     
  20. MatthausSammer

    MatthausSammer Moderator
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    Dec 9, 2012
    Canada
    Club:
    Borussia Dortmund
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    This thread has three Lakers fans, a 76ers fan, a Spurs fan, a Washington fan, and two GSW fans. I don't think three people can justify a whole thread, and no one else seems to mind. Without Laker talk this thread would be pretty dead right now.
     
  21. Haole

    Haole Member

    Feb 14, 2005
    costa mesa, ca
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Yea, but I’m embarassed by Lonzo-talk now.

    Like, we got a lot more going on than worrying about Ball World.

    (Threw thread up right b4 u posted this)
     
  22. yasik19

    yasik19 Moderator
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    Oct 21, 2004
    Daly City
    We can talk about Warriors blowing 2 different 17-point leads.....but meh.
     
  23. benni...

    benni... BigSoccer Supporter

    Nov 23, 2004
    Chocolate City
    How many Wizards fans are there?
    Woke up in the 4th quarter. Awesome boston defense.
     
  24. onefineesq

    onefineesq Member+

    Sep 16, 2003
    Laurel, MD
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    So I guess Boston is for real. The question is would this team be better or worse with Gordon Heyward. In my opinion, there is no way this team is close to being this good defensively with him getting major minutes. It was stunning how well Boston played the Warriors on the defensive side of the ball.
     
  25. MatthausSammer

    MatthausSammer Moderator
    Staff Member

    Dec 9, 2012
    Canada
    Club:
    Borussia Dortmund
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    I misspoke. There are 2 Wizards fans, not one.
     

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