2018/2019 NBA Thread

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  • PoncierPoncier Posts: 10,144
    The Raptors also had DeRozan on that 2017-18 team
    This weekend we rock Portland
  • fifefife Posts: 3,300
    Poncier said:
    The Raptors also had DeRozan on that 2017-18 team
    I think siakam will be better than him this year.  atleast i hope so. 
  • PoncierPoncier Posts: 10,144
    Siakam was great last year, but that was on a team where Kawhi Leonard was the main focus of the other team. He is gone and guys like Siakam won't get as many open opportunities as last year as a result. 
    We'll see, I just think the Raptors lost the most in the east personnel-wise (pretty obvious since they lost arguably the league's best player) and didn't add much of anything back. Only draft pick was 2nd to last pick in round 2 (Celtics by comparison had 2 first rounders and 2 second rounders, not that any of these guys will have a huge impact, but there's more possibility for depth help at least).
    Should be a fun season, its pretty wide open.
    This weekend we rock Portland
  • fifefife Posts: 3,300
    Poncier said:
    Siakam was great last year, but that was on a team where Kawhi Leonard was the main focus of the other team. He is gone and guys like Siakam won't get as many open opportunities as last year as a result. 
    We'll see, I just think the Raptors lost the most in the east personnel-wise (pretty obvious since they lost arguably the league's best player) and didn't add much of anything back. Only draft pick was 2nd to last pick in round 2 (Celtics by comparison had 2 first rounders and 2 second rounders, not that any of these guys will have a huge impact, but there's more possibility for depth help at least).
    Should be a fun season, its pretty wide open.
    I agree that it should be a fun year.  so many question going into the season which makes it more fun than in years past
  • tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 20,902
    Poncier said:
    Siakam was great last year, but that was on a team where Kawhi Leonard was the main focus of the other team. He is gone and guys like Siakam won't get as many open opportunities as last year as a result. 
    We'll see, I just think the Raptors lost the most in the east personnel-wise (pretty obvious since they lost arguably the league's best player) and didn't add much of anything back. Only draft pick was 2nd to last pick in round 2 (Celtics by comparison had 2 first rounders and 2 second rounders, not that any of these guys will have a huge impact, but there's more possibility for depth help at least).
    Should be a fun season, its pretty wide open.
    DeRozan wasn't "the guy" and Siakm actually worked on his game to improve.  Don't count out the Raptors as far as making the playoffs because they will.  They won't make it deep though.

    With all the shakeups this offseason there is ZERO continuity or chemistry this year other than the Bucks.  Put that in to perspective for the playoff runs.

    I can't count out Lebron out west.

    Not sure what the Clippers will actually be able to do?

    It will be interesting.
  • PoncierPoncier Posts: 10,144
    Poncier said:
    Siakam was great last year, but that was on a team where Kawhi Leonard was the main focus of the other team. He is gone and guys like Siakam won't get as many open opportunities as last year as a result. 
    We'll see, I just think the Raptors lost the most in the east personnel-wise (pretty obvious since they lost arguably the league's best player) and didn't add much of anything back. Only draft pick was 2nd to last pick in round 2 (Celtics by comparison had 2 first rounders and 2 second rounders, not that any of these guys will have a huge impact, but there's more possibility for depth help at least).
    Should be a fun season, its pretty wide open.
    DeRozan wasn't "the guy" and Siakm actually worked on his game to improve.  Don't count out the Raptors as far as making the playoffs because they will.  They won't make it deep though.
    Never said I don't expect them to make the playoffs, said I expect them to be a bottom half seed, 5-8.
    This weekend we rock Portland
  • tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 20,902
    Poncier said:
    Poncier said:
    Siakam was great last year, but that was on a team where Kawhi Leonard was the main focus of the other team. He is gone and guys like Siakam won't get as many open opportunities as last year as a result. 
    We'll see, I just think the Raptors lost the most in the east personnel-wise (pretty obvious since they lost arguably the league's best player) and didn't add much of anything back. Only draft pick was 2nd to last pick in round 2 (Celtics by comparison had 2 first rounders and 2 second rounders, not that any of these guys will have a huge impact, but there's more possibility for depth help at least).
    Should be a fun season, its pretty wide open.
    DeRozan wasn't "the guy" and Siakm actually worked on his game to improve.  Don't count out the Raptors as far as making the playoffs because they will.  They won't make it deep though.
    Never said I don't expect them to make the playoffs, said I expect them to be a bottom half seed, 5-8.
    I would put them higher.  

    Curious to what the 76ers do now that Butler is gone?
  • PoncierPoncier Posts: 10,144
    Poncier said:
    Poncier said:
    Siakam was great last year, but that was on a team where Kawhi Leonard was the main focus of the other team. He is gone and guys like Siakam won't get as many open opportunities as last year as a result. 
    We'll see, I just think the Raptors lost the most in the east personnel-wise (pretty obvious since they lost arguably the league's best player) and didn't add much of anything back. Only draft pick was 2nd to last pick in round 2 (Celtics by comparison had 2 first rounders and 2 second rounders, not that any of these guys will have a huge impact, but there's more possibility for depth help at least).
    Should be a fun season, its pretty wide open.
    DeRozan wasn't "the guy" and Siakm actually worked on his game to improve.  Don't count out the Raptors as far as making the playoffs because they will.  They won't make it deep though.
    Never said I don't expect them to make the playoffs, said I expect them to be a bottom half seed, 5-8.

    Curious to what the 76ers do now that Butler is gone?
    Well once again their first 3 options off the bench are Mike Scott, The juggler and pjhawks, so they don't currently have the depth to really compete for a title once the playoffs start. They'll win 50-54 regular season games and flame out early in the playoffs again if Embiid can stay on the floor. And losing Redick's shooting will hurt them, although Ben Simmons might take up the 3 point slack.
    This weekend we rock Portland
  • tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 20,902
    Poncier said:
    Poncier said:
    Poncier said:
    Siakam was great last year, but that was on a team where Kawhi Leonard was the main focus of the other team. He is gone and guys like Siakam won't get as many open opportunities as last year as a result. 
    We'll see, I just think the Raptors lost the most in the east personnel-wise (pretty obvious since they lost arguably the league's best player) and didn't add much of anything back. Only draft pick was 2nd to last pick in round 2 (Celtics by comparison had 2 first rounders and 2 second rounders, not that any of these guys will have a huge impact, but there's more possibility for depth help at least).
    Should be a fun season, its pretty wide open.
    DeRozan wasn't "the guy" and Siakm actually worked on his game to improve.  Don't count out the Raptors as far as making the playoffs because they will.  They won't make it deep though.
    Never said I don't expect them to make the playoffs, said I expect them to be a bottom half seed, 5-8.

    Curious to what the 76ers do now that Butler is gone?
    Well once again their first 3 options off the bench are Mike Scott, The juggler and pjhawks, so they don't currently have the depth to really compete for a title once the playoffs start. They'll win 50-54 regular season games and flame out early in the playoffs again if Embiid can stay on the floor. And losing Redick's shooting will hurt them, although Ben Simmons might take up the 3 point slack.
    Simmons shoot a 3?  Is this a joke?
  • PoncierPoncier Posts: 10,144
    There may be a hint of sarcasm in that last sentence.
    This weekend we rock Portland
  • tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 20,902
    Poncier said:
    There may be a hint of sarcasm in that last sentence.
    OK, I thought it was a joke, lol!
  • pjhawkspjhawks Posts: 9,818
    Poncier said:
    Poncier said:
    Poncier said:
    Siakam was great last year, but that was on a team where Kawhi Leonard was the main focus of the other team. He is gone and guys like Siakam won't get as many open opportunities as last year as a result. 
    We'll see, I just think the Raptors lost the most in the east personnel-wise (pretty obvious since they lost arguably the league's best player) and didn't add much of anything back. Only draft pick was 2nd to last pick in round 2 (Celtics by comparison had 2 first rounders and 2 second rounders, not that any of these guys will have a huge impact, but there's more possibility for depth help at least).
    Should be a fun season, its pretty wide open.
    DeRozan wasn't "the guy" and Siakm actually worked on his game to improve.  Don't count out the Raptors as far as making the playoffs because they will.  They won't make it deep though.
    Never said I don't expect them to make the playoffs, said I expect them to be a bottom half seed, 5-8.

    Curious to what the 76ers do now that Butler is gone?
    Well once again their first 3 options off the bench are Mike Scott, The juggler and pjhawks, so they don't currently have the depth to really compete for a title once the playoffs start. They'll win 50-54 regular season games and flame out early in the playoffs again if Embiid can stay on the floor. And losing Redick's shooting will hurt them, although Ben Simmons might take up the 3 point slack.
    I can still flat out shoot the rock.  I'm just too old to run up and down the court anymore.

    I have concerns about the Sixers shooting as well.  I don't think they have enough shooters for today's NBA.  they are kind of going at it a different way than other teams.  will be quite interesting to see.
  • cp3iversoncp3iverson Posts: 5,533
    glad we landed Reddick.  Expecting a solid season from Zion too but i think the experts are expecting numbers he cant reach.  Pelicans have a crazy amount of depth.  He’s not going to be putting up insane numbers
  • tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 20,902
    glad we landed Reddick.  Expecting a solid season from Zion too but i think the experts are expecting numbers he cant reach.  Pelicans have a crazy amount of depth.  He’s not going to be putting up insane numbers
    Betcha he does 20/10 average for the season.
  • tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 20,902
    I'd like to start a new thread for 19/20 but I know some of you curmudgeons don't like change...

    It would be fresh and have predictions on the FIRST page so talking smack later is easier to do to find out who doesn't know shit, lol.


  • markymark550markymark550 Columbia, SCPosts: 4,479
    glad we landed Reddick.  Expecting a solid season from Zion too but i think the experts are expecting numbers he cant reach.  Pelicans have a crazy amount of depth.  He’s not going to be putting up insane numbers
    Betcha he does 20/10 average for the season.
    I'd take that bet. I don't think he's a 10 rpg player in the NBA.
  • tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 20,902
    glad we landed Reddick.  Expecting a solid season from Zion too but i think the experts are expecting numbers he cant reach.  Pelicans have a crazy amount of depth.  He’s not going to be putting up insane numbers
    Betcha he does 20/10 average for the season.
    I'd take that bet. I don't think he's a 10 rpg player in the NBA.
    We can do so on the new thread....
  • 23scidoo23scidoo Thessaloniki,GreecePosts: 12,967
    Gentlemen, season starts tomorrow, we gonna have a new thread or we continue here??
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  • The JugglerThe Juggler Behind that bush over there.Posts: 34,999
    23scidoo said:
    Gentlemen, season starts tomorrow, we gonna have a new thread or we continue here??
    I'm always a fan of the continuation but if you guys want to start a new one for the next NBA Champion 76ers, go right ahead.
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  • tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 20,902
    23scidoo said:
    Gentlemen, season starts tomorrow, we gonna have a new thread or we continue here??
    I'm always a fan of the continuation but if you guys want to start a new one for the next NBA Champion 76ers, go right ahead.
    Jesus, delusions are starting already?!?

    https://community.pearljam.com/discussion/comment/7026935#Comment_7026935
  • The JugglerThe Juggler Behind that bush over there.Posts: 34,999
    edited October 22
    23scidoo said:
    Gentlemen, season starts tomorrow, we gonna have a new thread or we continue here??
    I'm always a fan of the continuation but if you guys want to start a new one for the next NBA Champion 76ers, go right ahead.
    Jesus, delusions are starting already?!?

    https://community.pearljam.com/discussion/comment/7026935#Comment_7026935
    EC Champs or bust.


    Post edited by The Juggler on
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  • PoncierPoncier Posts: 10,144
    Bust it is then
    This weekend we rock Portland
  • tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 20,902
    Poncier said:
    Bust it is then
    lol
  • tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 20,902
    Everyone that is a Sixers fan please start your trash talking now so at the end of the year all I have to do is go to the first page of the thread to remind you of what you said, lol!
  • 23scidoo23scidoo Thessaloniki,GreecePosts: 12,967
    Extra time on first game of season..
    Athens 2006. Dusseldorf 2007. Berlin 2009. Venice 2010. Amsterdam 1 2012. Amsterdam 1+2 2014. Buenos Aires 2015.
    Prague Krakow Berlin 2018.
    EV, Taormina 1+2 2017.
  • The JugglerThe Juggler Behind that bush over there.Posts: 34,999
    Everyone that is a Sixers fan please start your trash talking now so at the end of the year all I have to do is go to the first page of the thread to remind you of what you said, lol!
    It’s the Sixers and the Bucks and everyone else in the East...
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  • tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 20,902
    Everyone that is a Sixers fan please start your trash talking now so at the end of the year all I have to do is go to the first page of the thread to remind you of what you said, lol!
    It’s the Sixers and the Bucks and everyone else in the East...
    Boston should be a better team w out Kyrie and the Nets should have some fight.
  • The JugglerThe Juggler Behind that bush over there.Posts: 34,999
    Everyone that is a Sixers fan please start your trash talking now so at the end of the year all I have to do is go to the first page of the thread to remind you of what you said, lol!
    It’s the Sixers and the Bucks and everyone else in the East...
    Boston should be a better team w out Kyrie and the Nets should have some fight.
    They will be nice second tier East teams for sure.
    chinese-happy.jpg
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  • tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 20,902
    Everyone that is a Sixers fan please start your trash talking now so at the end of the year all I have to do is go to the first page of the thread to remind you of what you said, lol!
    It’s the Sixers and the Bucks and everyone else in the East...
    Boston should be a better team w out Kyrie and the Nets should have some fight.
    They will be nice second tier East teams for sure.
    What's your view on the Wizards?  That team should be better than what they are.  Trade friggin Beal already and rebuild.  Wall I don't think can play w anyone and the addition of Howard either makes them better or worse.  If he only plays D then they are better.

    Howard doesn't need to score anymore.  Be a Rodman type payer and D up.

    Will be interesting to see how they match up against Dallas tonight.

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