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  • 23scidoo23scidoo Thessaloniki,GreecePosts: 10,979
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  • No CoderNo Coder Brisbane Posts: 875
    MayDay10 said:
    I just saw this....  IMO this is an amazing idea (with some tweaking in event of allowing an OT game and also in the case of a blowout).  Everyone I know who hates on basketball cites the final minutes and intentional fouls as the reason

    "The Elam Ending, as it’s been deemed, would stop the clock at the first whistle with less than three minutes left in an NBA game. However many points the team in the lead has, add seven, and that would be the target score to end the game. So if there’s a foul with 2:55 remaining and the Warriors lead the Cavs 106-101, the rules are simple: The clock vanishes and the first to score 113 wins. The incentive for Cleveland to foul would be far smaller. The advantage for Golden State would fit the lead they carried. It was so inventive, The Basketball Tournament – a 5-on-5 contest with a $2 million prize – used it during play-in games last year."

    https://www.yahoo.com/sports/10-degrees-mensa-members-idea-can-solve-almost-baseballs-problems-070035170.html


    Very interesting idea, not sure will it will ever get legs, but worth seeing how it runs in some more real game experiments. 

    You rare right, the final minutes can take 10 x longer than it should do, but this is not my biggest concern with the current game.
    I hate shooting fouls being awarded to players (Harden's best at it), who are coming off a screen or have defender in front of them, said defender touches arm or body, then Offensive player throws up a shot that they had no intention of shooting before the touch. Ref awards shooting foul = CRAP!!
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  • mrussel1mrussel1 Posts: 8,906
    Or jumping into a defender who is clearly trying to just put up a hand or coming across the shooters body,  nowhere actually near them.  It's stupid. 
  • HesCalledDyerHesCalledDyer MarylandPosts: 10,799
    edited June 12
    Probably one of the best pieces of commentary I've ever heard was during an early round NBA playoff game this year - can't remember the teams. But one announcer said to the other: "You know what I like about the National Hockey League? The final 2 minutes of a game take about 2 minutes to play."
  • tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 12,499
    Kawhi wants out and maybe to the Lakers?!?

    Great job Magic, lol!  He has players that just want to come and play there.

    Possibly PG and Lebron too?

    If that happens then Showtime will be back.
  • markymark550markymark550 Columbia, SCPosts: 4,209
    Kawhi wants out and maybe to the Lakers?!?

    Great job Magic, lol!  He has players that just want to come and play there.

    Possibly PG and Lebron too?

    If that happens then Showtime will be back.
    One of the hypothetical trades I saw included Lonzo Ball. Could you imagine Lavar's reaction finding out his son is going to SA? Pops vs Lavar would be hilarious. I don't think Pops would take any of his shit.
  • tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 12,499
    Kawhi wants out and maybe to the Lakers?!?

    Great job Magic, lol!  He has players that just want to come and play there.

    Possibly PG and Lebron too?

    If that happens then Showtime will be back.
    One of the hypothetical trades I saw included Lonzo Ball. Could you imagine Lavar's reaction finding out his son is going to SA? Pops vs Lavar would be hilarious. I don't think Pops would take any of his shit.
    HA.  I don't see them trading away their lottery pick but you never know?
  • markymark550markymark550 Columbia, SCPosts: 4,209
    Well, if I were SA, any deal for Kawhi would have to include Ball or Brandon Ingram. Personally, I would want Ingram more, but they might want Ball as a long term replacement for Parker.
  • tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 12,499
    Well, if I were SA, any deal for Kawhi would have to include Ball or Brandon Ingram. Personally, I would want Ingram more, but they might want Ball as a long term replacement for Parker.
    They like to draft within which is why I don't see them doing this?  

    If Ball got proper coaching from Pop that would be something though.  I like Walton but he was just with the right team at the right time and really has zero experience...
  • No CoderNo Coder Brisbane Posts: 875
    Well, if I were SA, any deal for Kawhi would have to include Ball or Brandon Ingram. Personally, I would want Ingram more, but they might want Ball as a long term replacement for Parker.
    If LA wants Kawhi from Spurs, they'll possibly have to ship BOTH Ball and Ingram to them.

    Boston tried for Kawhi at the deadline, so would be surprised if they don't try again. J Brown and Kyrie could be packaged  for Kawhi and D Murray and would most likely be the best offer Spurs will get
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  • tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 12,499
    Lebron Decision Today?
  • mrussel1mrussel1 Posts: 8,906
    Lebron Decision Today?
    Why do you think that?  I thought he had until June 30
  • cutzcutz Posts: 7,247
    mrussel1 said:
    Lebron Decision Today?
    Why do you think that?  I thought he had until June 30
    Yeah, i thought it was the 29th or 30th.

    I think he stays are goes to the Lakers. And, if that is the 2 places?>I HOPE he stays in Cleveland.
  • PoncierPoncier Posts: 8,514
    He has until 6/29 to opt out if he so chooses.
    Cant's make any deals until July 1 and can't officially sign until July 6, so definitely no decision today on where he is playing next year.
    This weekend we rock Portland
  • tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 12,499
    mrussel1 said:
    Lebron Decision Today?
    Why do you think that?  I thought he had until June 30
    I thought it was the 20th... wrong date.  Now I have to wait another 10 days... Damn it.
  • No CoderNo Coder Brisbane Posts: 875
    Who are you hoping your team drafts?

    I'm a Bulls fan and really would like to get Mo Bamba, but think we'll need to trade up to at least pick 5 to get him. Porter Jr is interesting, but there are many unanswered question about his game against bigger bodies. With only 3 college games to go off, it is hard to assess where he's at.
    I just pray we don't draft Trae Young - he could become a great player, but I think there's just a big a chance he's no more than bench player.
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  • markymark550markymark550 Columbia, SCPosts: 4,209
    As a Hornets fan, I don't really know. I'm not particularly high on any of the players that will likely be available at 11. I guess I would pick Collin Sexton if he's still on the board. I would be ok with Robert Williams too. I think his defensive potential is off the charts.
  • WobbieWobbie Posts: 23,470
    As a Hornets fan, I don't really know. I'm not particularly high on any of the players that will likely be available at 11. I guess I would pick Collin Sexton if he's still on the board. I would be ok with Robert Williams too. I think his defensive potential is off the charts.

    michael jordan doesn’t have a clue.
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  • markymark550markymark550 Columbia, SCPosts: 4,209
    Wobbie said:
    As a Hornets fan, I don't really know. I'm not particularly high on any of the players that will likely be available at 11. I guess I would pick Collin Sexton if he's still on the board. I would be ok with Robert Williams too. I think his defensive potential is off the charts.

    michael jordan doesn’t have a clue.
    As a basketball executive, I tend to agree.
  • eeriepadaveeeriepadave West Chester, PAPosts: 28,332
    Knicks fans booing when they drafted Knox was pretty funny.


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    day-um!!!! luka doncic’s mom is a MILF!
    If I had known then what I know now...

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