Regular Degular Redux - 2019-20 NBA Season thread 2

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Everyone liked the 'Regular Degular' in the first 2019-2020 thread, so I kept it. I hope y'all like the new digs and the post All Star break second half brings much joy in Zion. And elsewhere.

A is for (Aimless), Tuesday, 18 February 2020 01:41 (three months ago) link

^ I screwed up the link. In the less pretty version it's: 2019-20 NBA Regular Degular Season thread

A is for (Aimless), Tuesday, 18 February 2020 01:43 (three months ago) link

let's see some nba basketball

ciderpress, Tuesday, 18 February 2020 01:54 (three months ago) link

Until Thursday, we'll just have to bang our fists, or tin cups, on the tables and chant "Hoops!" rhythmically.

A is for (Aimless), Tuesday, 18 February 2020 01:57 (three months ago) link

papa needs his degular

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Tuesday, 18 February 2020 02:55 (three months ago) link

we got a thread......no hoops tho

lag∞n, Tuesday, 18 February 2020 17:12 (three months ago) link

bananaboat.jpg

A is for (Aimless), Tuesday, 18 February 2020 17:16 (three months ago) link

https://usatftw.files.wordpress.com/2020/02/zion1.jpg

lag∞n, Tuesday, 18 February 2020 18:06 (three months ago) link

https://a.espncdn.com/i/headshots/nba/players/full/4395725.png

lag∞n, Tuesday, 18 February 2020 18:14 (three months ago) link

WOJ: Guard Reggie Jackson has agreed to a contract buyout with the Detroit Pistons and plans to sign with the Los Angeles Clippers. Jackson gives the Clippers second unit a starting-level playmaker and scorer. Lakers had hoped to sign Jackson too, sources said.

clippers keep stocking up lol lakers

Thybulle on the Dash (Spottie), Tuesday, 18 February 2020 21:28 (three months ago) link

kind of a weird choice for him he'd have way more opportunities with the lakers. would probably be their starting pg

Thybulle on the Dash (Spottie), Tuesday, 18 February 2020 21:29 (three months ago) link

yeah

lag∞n, Tuesday, 18 February 2020 21:30 (three months ago) link

seems like they couldve gotten a 2nd for him a couple weeks back but maybe the injuries have scared teams off completely

Thybulle on the Dash (Spottie), Tuesday, 18 February 2020 21:31 (three months ago) link

rip the john beilein experiment yikes

mookieproof, Tuesday, 18 February 2020 23:52 (three months ago) link

Irving's injury is best described as a deterioration in the shoulder. When he discussed his return in late December, Irving acknowledged that he took a cortisone shot at the time in hopes of avoiding surgery. The reality is that he has been playing with on and off discomfort

— Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) February 19, 2020

looks like kyrie taking the rest of the year off

call all destroyer, Wednesday, 19 February 2020 00:55 (three months ago) link

might as well

lag∞n, Wednesday, 19 February 2020 00:58 (three months ago) link

Very weird career

Thybulle on the Dash (Spottie), Wednesday, 19 February 2020 02:47 (three months ago) link

shoulder deterioration sounds like a problem

J0rdan S., Wednesday, 19 February 2020 02:54 (three months ago) link

Kyrie definitely has problems

Matt Armstrong, Wednesday, 19 February 2020 03:12 (three months ago) link

All his injuries have been serious it seems

Thybulle on the Dash (Spottie), Wednesday, 19 February 2020 03:42 (three months ago) link

so Tim Duncan's endorsing Bloomberg.

let's all be respectful of Spottie in this his hour of need.

Evans on Hammond (evol j), Wednesday, 19 February 2020 17:23 (three months ago) link

lmao

lag∞n, Wednesday, 19 February 2020 17:25 (three months ago) link

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/ERKA06hUwAAphJ1?format=jpg&name=medium

lag∞n, Wednesday, 19 February 2020 17:50 (three months ago) link

it really feels like those two guys dont exist in the same universe

lag∞n, Wednesday, 19 February 2020 17:51 (three months ago) link

incredible

lag∞n, Wednesday, 19 February 2020 17:53 (three months ago) link

increasingly convinced Timmy only spent his entire career in San Antonio to avoid paying state income tax.

Evans on Hammond (evol j), Wednesday, 19 February 2020 17:56 (three months ago) link

they might as well be brothers, brad is like 20% more attractive

lag∞n, Wednesday, 19 February 2020 18:11 (three months ago) link

Knicks statement on James Dolan's legal victory over Charles Oakley: "...Maybe now there can be peace between us."

— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) February 19, 2020

lag∞n, Wednesday, 19 February 2020 18:25 (three months ago) link

so Tim Duncan's endorsing Bloomberg.

let's all be respectful of Spottie m.bison in this his hour of need.

― Evans on Hammond (evol j), Wednesday, February 19, 2020 bookmarkflaglink

fixed

Thybulle on the Dash (Spottie), Wednesday, 19 February 2020 18:27 (three months ago) link

Pete/Brad this is fuckin my day up

Clay, Wednesday, 19 February 2020 18:30 (three months ago) link

*thing whatever

Clay, Wednesday, 19 February 2020 18:30 (three months ago) link

so Tim Duncan's endorsing Bloomberg.
let's all be respectful of Spottie m.bison in this his hour of need.

― Evans on Hammond (evol j), Wednesday, February 19, 2020 bookmarkflaglink

fixed

― Thybulle on the Dash (Spottie), Wednesday, February 19, 2020 1:27 PM (fifty-eight minutes ago) bookmarkflaglink

whoops, sorry! i get folks' fandoms mixed up. you're Dubs Nation iirc

Evans on Hammond (evol j), Wednesday, 19 February 2020 19:26 (three months ago) link

Steve Kerr is RTing Bloomberg ads so nobody is out of the woods yet

symsymsym, Wednesday, 19 February 2020 19:32 (three months ago) link

jesus god it's like a pandemic afflicting rich dudes.

Evans on Hammond (evol j), Wednesday, 19 February 2020 19:50 (three months ago) link

rich ppl aren't your friend even if they are fun basketball players

ciderpress, Wednesday, 19 February 2020 19:51 (three months ago) link

As Frances Scott Key Fitzgerald pointed out, the rich are not like you and I.

A is for (Aimless), Wednesday, 19 February 2020 19:52 (three months ago) link

Is Beilein really not getting a buyout?

Matt Armstrong, Wednesday, 19 February 2020 20:08 (three months ago) link

I hope some of you are ready to apologize to Joey Crawford after this Tim Duncan News

Matt Armstrong, Wednesday, 19 February 2020 20:10 (three months ago) link

the simplest solution is to just say the standings are what they are, bring the 16 teams to orlando, have them quarantine, give them cross conference scrimmage match ups to get back up to game speed, and then start the playoffs as is


Yes

Matt Armstrong, Tuesday, 26 May 2020 18:59 (four days ago) link

I was watching what little jerry Sloan playing clips are on YouTube and his defense was like 20 years ahead of its time. An absolute pest

Matt Armstrong, Tuesday, 26 May 2020 19:00 (four days ago) link

The bullets leaving him unprotected in the expansion draft belongs on the list of unbelievably bad decisions that franchise has made

Matt Armstrong, Tuesday, 26 May 2020 19:01 (four days ago) link

I'd be pretty into a qualification tourney. Why not just lock in the top 6 in each conference and then do some sort of tourney for the last four spots? Give the other guys something to play for.

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Tuesday, 26 May 2020 19:42 (four days ago) link

i think the problem with most alternate formats is that every team is going to have a competing agenda and it's going to be really, really hard to get a consensus. if i'm the mavericks and someone suggests that i need to play a tournament for the 7 seed i was comfortably earning, there is absolutely no way i am agreeing to that. likewise, there are teams that are very happy with their current seed and teams that would love to shake the snow globe. how are they ever going to bridge that?

and honestly, one of the only appealing things about being an 8 seed in the nba (a couple of nights of home playoff gate revenue) is gone. as an owner on the outside looking in, i'm not sure how hard i would push to get my team into the 'offs.

call all destroyer, Tuesday, 26 May 2020 19:53 (four days ago) link

You're right about the Mavericks situation. I just would love to see it.

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Tuesday, 26 May 2020 20:07 (four days ago) link

Although Cuban himself advocates for a tourney https://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/29224715/mark-cuban-suggests-play-tournament-final-2-seeds-nba-playoffs

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Tuesday, 26 May 2020 20:13 (four days ago) link

i like the round robin first round cause it gives us some good team on good team action and just has a bunch of different matchups where the first round has historically been kind of a slog

lag∞n, Tuesday, 26 May 2020 23:04 (four days ago) link

It’s a great idea Cos maybe the warriors will be healthy and the hilarity of them being the worst team to having a shot at something could be fun. Also gives Zion n them a chance to make some noise.

Don’t really matter to me tho let’s just see some damn hoop asap

Spottie, Tuesday, 26 May 2020 23:07 (four days ago) link

i disapprove of anything that lets the warriors into the playoffs unless the draft lottery gets retooled to match the playoff structure

ciderpress, Tuesday, 26 May 2020 23:12 (four days ago) link

I feel like that would lead to some obvious tanking in the tournament. Would the low seeds really risk their top pick for a sliver of a chance in a tournament that might not even finish?

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Tuesday, 26 May 2020 23:23 (four days ago) link

idk how it would work i just know that letting the dominant team of the past 4 years both have a chance in the playoffs and get the top lottery odds is nagl

ciderpress, Tuesday, 26 May 2020 23:27 (four days ago) link

if that happened i would post "the fix is in" roughly twice as often as i already do

ciderpress, Tuesday, 26 May 2020 23:29 (four days ago) link

The Warriors are destiny's team. It would only be right.

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Tuesday, 26 May 2020 23:32 (four days ago) link

Otm it’s only right

Spottie, Wednesday, 27 May 2020 00:40 (three days ago) link

stop

methinks dababy doth bop shit too much (m bison), Wednesday, 27 May 2020 01:08 (three days ago) link

If KD is feeling better he has to play for the warriors, right?

DJI, Wednesday, 27 May 2020 02:22 (three days ago) link

dont think anyone is proposing letting the warriors in itd just be the top 20 teams

lag∞n, Wednesday, 27 May 2020 02:30 (three days ago) link

Me n poly propose it

Spottie, Wednesday, 27 May 2020 04:14 (three days ago) link

sorry u have to make a podcast first

lag∞n, Wednesday, 27 May 2020 12:42 (three days ago) link

ESPN doing back to back airings tonight of Kobe's last game (lol he just fouled nonstop and dared the refs to call it) at 9.30 pm est and the 2016 dubs' 73rd win at 7 pm est

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Wednesday, 27 May 2020 17:35 (three days ago) link

pretty interesting listening to two espn pods recorded within days of each other:

brian windhorst/tim bontemps: the only logical decision from a timing, expense, and safety perspective is to only bring back the playoff teams.

woj/zach lowe: the nba is set on playing more games than just the playoffs, adam silver would love to do a play-in tournament, here's a byzantine idea to bring back 20 teams and have a 7-team tournament for three playoff spots.

call all destroyer, Thursday, 28 May 2020 00:10 (two days ago) link

they need to hit 70 games to meet tv contracts. this could be supported by players if it will get them paid.

micah, Thursday, 28 May 2020 00:27 (two days ago) link

ah that is an important detail!

lag∞n, Thursday, 28 May 2020 00:28 (two days ago) link

the other side of that is that putting on more games means players get paid more of their salary without corresponding gate revenue. putting on games is an expense to teams and the nba. as i understand it RSN money varies wildly from team to team.

it's just really tough to figure out.

call all destroyer, Thursday, 28 May 2020 01:30 (two days ago) link

A Modest Proposal: put every player for every team in the league on one court, last man standing with the ball wins the NBA Finals. Not his team, just him.

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Thursday, 28 May 2020 02:27 (two days ago) link

LIST OF NBA CHAMPIONS
2015 - Golden State Warriors
2016 - Cleveland Cavaliers
2017 - Golden State Warriors
2018 - Golden State Warriors
2019 - Toronto Raptors
2020 - Boban Marjanović

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Thursday, 28 May 2020 02:29 (two days ago) link

xp the great indoor fight?

call all destroyer, Thursday, 28 May 2020 02:31 (two days ago) link

heh, yes: Onstad for Commissioner

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Thursday, 28 May 2020 02:33 (two days ago) link

Windhorst is bad at his job

“I'll tell you one thing: that scenario gets Zion Williamson in," added Windhorst. "Look, I've just heard... I'm not saying the NBA is going this route, I'm just saying I've already heard this scenario that no matter what happens, the cutoff line will be the Pelicans. They'll be in. It will be the first time in the history of the NBA that the league kicked the ball into the fairway for New Orleans."

"Other than vetoing the CP3 to the Lakers' trade," replied Tim MacMahon.

Matt Armstrong, Thursday, 28 May 2020 16:20 (two days ago) link

Is Boban Marjanovic the greatest 9th man of all time?

Matt Armstrong, Friday, 29 May 2020 15:48 (yesterday) link

btw i listened to that windhorst thing yesterday and from what i could tell he was relaying what other teams in the league were theorizing, not saying the nba was actually going to rig it for zion

J0rdan S., Friday, 29 May 2020 15:55 (yesterday) link

yes, that is what he was saying.

restart scenario reporting is slowly killing me; i hate it but i can't stop consuming it.

call all destroyer, Friday, 29 May 2020 16:51 (yesterday) link

its all we've got

Spottie, Friday, 29 May 2020 16:54 (yesterday) link

its perfect i love it the ultimate nba story

lag∞n, Friday, 29 May 2020 17:15 (yesterday) link

BREAKING – NBA commissioner Adam Silver has informed the Board of Governors that July 31 is a target date for the return of the #NBA season. 🔜🏀

Sources tell @ShamsCharania/@TheAthleticNBA

— The Athletic (@TheAthletic) May 29, 2020

lag∞n, Friday, 29 May 2020 19:44 (yesterday) link

So like ... are all four sports going to happen simultaneously?

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Friday, 29 May 2020 19:53 (yesterday) link

all on the same field

lag∞n, Friday, 29 May 2020 19:54 (yesterday) link

If the NBA ultimately goes this route … it would increase the number of teams invited to Orlando from 20 to 22 and add Washington and Phoenix to Portland, New Orleans, Sacramento and San Antonio https://t.co/mNnpx2bosS

— Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) May 29, 2020

lag∞n, Friday, 29 May 2020 19:58 (yesterday) link

idgi, where's the part where the dubs get to be first seed?

DJI, Friday, 29 May 2020 20:10 (yesterday) link

Boycott the nba playoffs if no dubs

Spottie, Friday, 29 May 2020 20:43 (yesterday) link

they shd let steph n dray sit in w one of the bubble teams

lag∞n, Friday, 29 May 2020 21:06 (yesterday) link

they should have won more than 15 games if they wanted to play in the offs

ciderpress, Friday, 29 May 2020 21:07 (yesterday) link

its true thats how u get in

lag∞n, Friday, 29 May 2020 21:09 (yesterday) link

Seriously though, are we really going to do this without healthy Steph and Klay? At least put Klay on the sideline beat.

DJI, Friday, 29 May 2020 21:12 (yesterday) link

Bundesliga has restarted season in empty stadiums. Without home fans, the home team has gone won just 5 of 27 matches. The NBA should take heed and make sure higher-seeded teams get homecourt edge replenished. Solution: Pick-Your-Opponent: https://t.co/ZFlpSwi7BM

— Tom Haberstroh (@tomhaberstroh) May 29, 2020

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Friday, 29 May 2020 21:14 (yesterday) link

Seriously though, are we really going to do this without healthy Steph and Klay? At least put Klay on the sideline beat.


Haha otm I bet they might actually

Spottie, Friday, 29 May 2020 21:56 (yesterday) link

why on earth would those guys choose to enter the bubble?

call all destroyer, Friday, 29 May 2020 22:07 (yesterday) link

tired of their mansions prob

Spottie, Friday, 29 May 2020 22:29 (yesterday) link

Ballers ball

DJI, Friday, 29 May 2020 23:03 (yesterday) link


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