2014-15 NBA Season Thread
Posted 28 October 2014 - 02:58 PM
The Sixers are still in Tankapalooza mode: Part II and my Spurs are trying to fend off age and the entire league gunning for them (well also Cleveland will have a big target on its back). Miami basketball is no more, Lebron and Kevin Love are in Cleveland and just today Sacramento's GM said it will start experimenting with playing 4 on 5 on defense to permit a cherry picker in its D-League outfit.
10-16, 4-2B, 2-3B, 9 RBI, 6 R
Posted 28 October 2014 - 03:19 PM
Phil immediately started overhauling the roster by trading Tyson Chandler (plus Raymond Felton) back to the Mavs, in exchange for Jose Calderon, Samuel Fucking Dalembert and draft picks, one of which we used on Cleanthony Early.
I don't expect to make the playoffs this year.
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Posted 28 October 2014 - 03:27 PM
"Peek behind the banners," says one longtime NBA agent, "and it's rotten."
"Kobe is like the big rock in their front yard," says an agent who has had a Lakers client in recent years. "You can't mow over it, so you just have to mow around it."
Another agent with current Lakers clients was asked whether Bryant undermined the team's rebuilding by alienating would-be free agent recruits. "Well, duh," he replied. "Isn't that obvious?"
It's ridiculous how stacked the West is again. Non-elite playoff teams in that conference -- Rockets, Mavs, Blazers, Warriors, Grizzles, etc. -- would probably be a top three seed in the East and talented teams like New Orleans and Phoenix likely won't even sniff the playoffs.
The Sixers might be the worst team of all time. They're not even trying.
Posted 28 October 2014 - 04:22 PM
Posted 28 October 2014 - 04:31 PM
yep. me neither.
That's better than not pretty at all,
You're pretty on the inside,
Too bad I'm an outside kinda pretty guy.
Posted 28 October 2014 - 05:05 PM
I can't wait to see how bad the 76ers will be. They might struggle to win 12 games
Posted 29 October 2014 - 02:07 AM
Posted 29 October 2014 - 04:25 AM
Everyone understands that in the NBA, a team needs to completely tank it every now and then to take a shot at a top draft pick. And fans will put up with that- for one year. But I truly cannot remember a team intentionally trying to be completely terrible for multiple years in a row like Philly is doing now.
For the life of me, I still can't believe they had 2 top-10 picks in one of the deepest drafts in recent NBA history, and they have fucking ZERO players that will be playing for them this year to show for it. None. So even if they are successful in Tank Mode, v2, whose to say they take advantage of it?
I would've gone Exum #3 overall, and not looked back.
If the Sixers become good again, the fans will return.
I just don't like the overtness of it all. If it were a situation like the NFL or MLB where the worst record would result in the top overall pick, I'd say tank away. But the Sixers are driving away fans and worsening the league's product for the guarantee of a top four pick and THAT'S IT; Aaron Gordon and Dante Exum are both very talented, but it would've looked kinda bad last summer had they chosen fourth overall and missed out on one of Wiggins, Parker and Embiid.
You can be bad and still appear to be trying. I'm not sure why the Sixers don't give it a shot.
Posted 29 October 2014 - 04:04 PM
The biggest question with Davis down here in the New Orleans area is whether he can stay healthy for an entire season. He missed 18 games his first season and 15 last season.
Posted 29 October 2014 - 10:58 PM
He's going to average 30+ a game while Durant is out. Shots and points.
I thought I was shock proof"