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Preseason Mock Draft2:43 pm Sat Nov 2 EDT 1 ups @ 1.00 Deleted

OC Christmas comes early Santa hands out lottery picks to deserving fan boys and girls12:53 pm Thu Dec 19 EDT 0 ups @ 0.50 Deleted

Does anyone know how to quickly make a graph 10:27 pm Thu Jan 17 EDT 1 ups @ 1.00 Deleted

An Immodest Proposal Replace the Skills Challenge with a 2-on-2 tournament10:57 am Wed Jan 30 EDT 1 ups @ 1.00 Deleted

good in-depth interview with Milwaukee Bucks assistant Taylor Jenkins12:33 pm Wed Mar 13 EDT 11 ups @ 0.83 Removed

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Does anyone know where to find the positional eligibility of players for All-NBA teams 3:44 pm Wed Apr 10 EDT 3 ups @ 1.00 Deleted

the results are in for the ANTI-AWARDS Worst Coach of the Year Worst Executive of the Year Worst Rookie of the Year 12:03 pm Thu Apr 18 EDT 34 ups @ 0.84 Removed

serious What practical adjustments would you make if you were the Rockets Here are some that come to mind for me7:49 am Mon Apr 29 EDT 1 ups @ 1.00 Deleted

OC 99 cent store free agents Power Forwards8:15 am Mon Jun 24 EDT 85 ups @ 0.97 Removed

What deep cut questions would you like to hear basketball analysts discuss 10:40 am Mon Aug 12 EDT 5 ups @ 1.00 Deleted

Projecting the 2020 draft order or at least the top 10 1:07 pm Sun Aug 18 EDT 1 ups @ 1.00 Deleted

OC Is It Hot In Here Or Is It Just Me a 30-team examination of which coaches are on the hot seat 12:22 pm Sun Sep 1 EDT 43 ups @ 0.83 Removed

One more crazy KAT stat while we re at it in 4 seasons he s missed a TOTAL of 5 games4:22 am Sat Oct 26 EDT 1 ups @ 1.00 Removed

Comments

Lakers could start season 1-510:37 am Sun Oct 27 EDTRemoved

Don t think the Rondo suspension will hurt much 5

Preseason Mock Draft2:43 pm Sat Nov 2 EDTRemoved

Shit I forgot that part! I really need a fact checker before I post this crap. 1

Lakers could start season 1-510:37 am Sun Oct 27 EDTRemoved

True. And 4 games may be light. They dont fuck around with punches. 1

Name a current player and somebody reply with a former player who you think they resemble the most stylistically7:16 pm Sun Oct 27 EDTRemoved

Huh 6

Name a current player and somebody reply with a former player who you think they resemble the most stylistically7:16 pm Sun Oct 27 EDTRemoved

I dont see the Iguodala one. Iggy was an elite athlete/defender and good passer but never the jump shooter that Tatum is. That said, I cant think of a great one for Tatum either. Maybe skinny Paul Pierce? 3

Alabama is about to win their 3rd championship in 4 years Why dont people say they are ruining college football 12:02 pm Mon Nov 4 EDTRemoved

Obvious knock against Golden State haters. And hell get downvoted by the Golden State haters as a result. But hes right. Anyone who whines its not fair!! about the Warriors comes from a place of blameshifting and entitlement. Let the best teams/fran 2

Danny Green is shooting a career best 47 from 3PT Range in his first 8 games 9:05 pm Tue Nov 5 EDTRemoved

Nick Nurse is a really, really good coach. I dont want to call him great yet because theres still a lot to prove, but hes one of the better modern coaches out there already. 5

If I Did It by Sam Hinkie9:46 pm Mon Nov 11 EDTRemoved

Ooook. I know its a jokey tone , but presuming Hinkie would have taken Tatum or presuming he could have traded up for Doncic (with a worse trade package) is a stretch. If anything, his history suggested he saw the lottery as a little bit of a crapshoot a 2

Could Derrick Rose be the NBAs Carson Palmer 11:06 am Thu Nov 14 EDTRemoved

Theres almost no chance Rose gets into the MVP conversation. 1

Could Derrick Rose be the NBAs Carson Palmer 11:06 am Thu Nov 14 EDTRemoved

He may get most improved if he keeps it up, but MVP is just crazy talk. You dont get MVP for averaging 20 points on a fringe playoff team. 2

Could Derrick Rose be the NBAs Carson Palmer 11:06 am Thu Nov 14 EDTRemoved

And I was agreeing. Relax. 2

Is there any playoff bound team that would benefit from adding Melo 9:25 pm Sun Nov 17 EDTRemoved

I always thought Portland in the past, but theyve got a nice groove to their rotation right now. No need to muck it up. Maybe New Orleans? Maybe Washington? Maybe...? 1

Is there any playoff bound team that would benefit from adding Melo 9:25 pm Sun Nov 17 EDTRemoved

Depends if hes better than Jeff Green. Debatable. Jeff Green is supposed to be a nice guy though, so thats a check in his favor. 1

Does LeVert Have A Nickname 3:09 pm Tue Nov 19 EDTRemoved

Faster than Jesus too. Lazy ass Jesus taking his time with his resurrection. 1

Does the KD Draymond drama show how important Steph is to the Warriors 6:26 pm Tue Nov 19 EDTRemoved

Leadership is overrated. Shooting is (somehow) still underrated. Its like peanut butter. It goes with everything. Put a shooter on any team, and itll work. -1

Does the KD Draymond drama show how important Steph is to the Warriors 6:26 pm Tue Nov 19 EDTRemoved

Trying so hard not to troll a Sixers fan about the concept of "shooting"... please... please give me the strength... -1

Does the KD Draymond drama show how important Steph is to the Warriors 6:26 pm Tue Nov 19 EDTRemoved

Yet Ive never seen a bad team do well just because theyve had good leaders. How well did Phoenix do lately with guys like Tyson Chandler and Jared Dudley around? 0

If Steph is able to win a third MVP and another championship or even two by 2020 would he be the greatest player of the decade 6:28 pm Tue Nov 19 EDTRemoved

Steph is the *signature* player of this decade. He represents where basketball is right now. As far as the "best" player of the decade? Id still go 1) LeBron 2) KD 3) Curry. 1

Does the KD Draymond drama show how important Steph is to the Warriors 6:26 pm Tue Nov 19 EDTRemoved

Your team (Golden State) won because they were the most talented. Id say their player leadership isnt much better than other playoff teams; theyre just better on the court. 0

Serious How r nba needs to change to be once again about basketball3:22 pm Wed Nov 20 EDTRemoved

Honestly, a lot of basketball fans don’t actually watch basketball until the playoffs. They just see box scores, highlights, and hot takes and join in on that. I’m not bashing that either; not everyone has time for actual on-court analysis. 2

Did you see that team Zion played against 10:58 am Thu Nov 21 EDTRemoved

If "International basketball" forms one team, then Ill be worried. Until then, Id bet on the U.S. 1

Will Skip Bayless be inducted in the basketball hall of fame one day 6:41 pm Sat Nov 23 EDTRemoved

No. He’s a blight on the business. His success should be an embarrassment for everyone. That’d be like giving McDonald’s a Michelin star because it’s popular. 1

Whats your favorite advanced stat 5:35 pm Sun Nov 24 EDTRemoved

I cite ESPNs real plus/minus all the time (especially on defense) but the more I do that, the more you realize how team-dependent it is. Very hard for an individual to grade well on a bad team. 2

Whats your favorite advanced stat 5:35 pm Sun Nov 24 EDTRemoved

Not a very "advanced" stat, but it still amazes me that we use raw rebounds over rebound rate. 2

Whats your favorite advanced stat 5:35 pm Sun Nov 24 EDTRemoved

Totally agree re: offensive rebounds. I believe theres some advanced stat that counts "contested" rebounds, which is key. If youre just grabbing an uncontested rebound against 3 of your fellow teammates, who gives a shit. Fighting for a rebound over someo 1

Hypothetical Kevin Durant says he wants out of the Warriors ASAP However he says he wont be re-signing with any team next year and will be taking his talents to Guangzhou How much would your team offer for him 1:37 pm Mon Nov 25 EDTRemoved

Jimmy Butler is on the move again! 13

Could Zion hold off until next year 7:32 pm Tue Nov 26 EDTRemoved

Cavs have a “chance” at the # 1 pick but not necessarily a good chance. New rules give the worst team just a 14 % chance of landing # 1. There’s a pretty decent chance he can land in a major market like NY or CHI too, and I’m sure his reps would 1

What re you thankful for on this holiday In terms of NBA relations 10:45 am Thu Nov 28 EDTRemoved

Cheesy, but Im thankful that the modern NBA stars are all good role models when it comes to their off-the-court behavior. Theyre good citizens, good family men, good advocates for social justice, etc. You can root against them on the court, but if their b 2

Worst Top 5 1 Overall Picks10:33 am Fri Nov 29 EDTRemoved

I’d put Bennett at 1. Oden had the most disappointing career but that was injury related. Fultz‘s is injury related, I guess?, but more like a third cousin type of related. 2

Just like we predicted at the start of the season the LA Clippers are first in the Western Conference 12:51 pm Sat Nov 30 EDTRemoved

Really great story. Theyre zigging while everyone else is zagging. 1

Fultz to Pistons trade ideas11:58 am Sun Dec 1 EDTRemoved

Reggie Bullock’s shooting is more “real” than not. 39.9% career from there, even 36.8% in a mini slump this year. The only trouble is he’s going to be a free agent so he wouldn’t be cheap. 2

Sixers fans how would you redo the 2017 NBA Draft 1:25 pm Mon Dec 2 EDTRemoved

Mitchell and Fox are great prospects, but I still think Jayson Tatum makes the most sense as a third banana to Simmons and Embiid. I dont fully buy that the Celtics would have taken Tatum at # 1 as they claim, so Id sit at 3 and hope it works out. Altho 1

Through the first quarter of the 2018 season Zach LaVine is averaging 25 6ppg He s the 9th highest scorer in the NBA and he s the youngest player in the top 10 12:07 pm Fri Dec 6 EDTRemoved

Still skeptical about him as a winning player, but hes getting to the line quite a bit (7.1 FTA) to his credit. Thats his road to efficiency. 2

Jaren Jackson Jr is Proto Anthony Davis Part 2 Quarter season update 10:15 pm Mon Dec 9 EDTRemoved

Really appreciate the full analysis. That’s a fairly sizable rebounding difference though for big men. That, coupled with the disparity in college success (AD led the team to the title whereas Izzo didn’t seem to trust JJJ in the tournament loss) spea 1

Jaren Jackson Jr is Proto Anthony Davis Part 2 Quarter season update 10:15 pm Mon Dec 9 EDTRemoved

Yeah that’s true. I suspect Izzo was secretly hoping JJJ would come back as a sophomore like Bridges did. 1

If Lakers face anyone besides the Warriors does anyone actually think they will lose 10:33 pm Mon Dec 9 EDTRemoved

Really surprised to see so many people saying the Clippers would win a series. They very well may have more regular season wins, but depth doesn’t help as much in the playoffs when rotations shrink. 3

Why arent the Pelicans playing AD Randle and Mirotic regularly at the same time 11:19 pm Mon Dec 9 EDTRemoved

And you are incorrect. 2

The Boston Celtics need to change something heres a trade idea that might help all sides involved3:01 pm Wed Dec 11 EDTRemoved

You know when both fanbases criticize your proposal you probably came up with something that’s reasonably fair to non-biased fans. Also like your reasons for both, although I don’t think it moves the needle for either really. -3

The Boston Celtics need to change something heres a trade idea that might help all sides involved3:01 pm Wed Dec 11 EDTRemoved

They’re still asleep and still a little high. Boston fans are much quicker on the trigger. 1

The Boston Celtics need to change something heres a trade idea that might help all sides involved3:01 pm Wed Dec 11 EDTRemoved

Guess I’m not as high on Jaylen as most people. Nor Zach Collins really, to be honest. Both fanbases overrate them in my mind. 1

The Boston Celtics need to change something heres a trade idea that might help all sides involved3:01 pm Wed Dec 11 EDTRemoved

Yeah I thought Harkless had better numbers recently than he does. He always impresses me when I watch him play. Love his length at SF. 1

In contrast to popular opinion Steph Curry has been the best player in the NBA for the last 4 years and not LeBron10:46 am Thu Dec 12 EDTRemoved

I know NBA fans may have burned down the bay, but LeBron joining the Warriors this summer would have been basketball nirvana. It may have honestly been better than the Dream Team in terms of 1-5 (because the Dream Team was kinda old at the time.) LeBron + 3

How about this trade for a Rockets solution 2:57 pm Fri Dec 13 EDTRemoved

I like the idea of the Rockets using Knight+Chriss to take on some big contracts, but not sure they want to downgrade on Eric Gordon. 1

With Millsap feared to have sustained a broken toe how far do yall think the Nuggets will drop 11:16 pm Fri Dec 13 EDTRemoved

They have one of the best backup PFs in the league in Trey Lyles. 5

Should the Rockets sign Corey Brewer 10:38 am Sun Dec 15 EDTRemoved

I don’t think he’s as good of a spacer as you’re suggesting. 28% career shooter from three. 1

What if scenario11:07 am Mon Dec 16 EDTRemoved

Itd be close. And the fact that a good team in the West is still one top 3 player away from winning the title is a little scary in terms of parity. 1

Its often repeated on this sub that Karl Malone impregnated a 13 year old girl Thats not true 8:11 pm Mon Dec 16 EDTRemoved

Seems like 20 according to Wikipedia. 3

Can a player be ineligible for Most Improved Players by playing less than a certain amount of a games the previous season 9:03 pm Mon Dec 16 EDTRemoved

Zach LaVines going to have a hard time winning this year regardless. The points are there, but the efficiency is still an issue. I dont think voters will love his Spartacus routine either. 1

Drose fans are getting on my nerves 10:59 pm Mon Dec 16 EDTRemoved

*"Drose MVP??" "Drose should be All-NBA". Hell, Ive seen people call him a better three-point shooter than Curry.* Ive never read any of those personally. The most Ive seen is MIP. 1

What could a package of Ingram Kuzma and a 1st yield for the Lakers 11:42 pm Mon Dec 16 EDTRemoved

Thats a good package for any team. I dont think the Hornets are desperate to move Kemba any more, but theyd probably do that since Kemba is expiring and it would bolster the cupboard. Not sure the Wizards would do it for Beal. Personally, I would not, b 2

So if Steph Curry is an idiot for believing in the moon landings being faked what does that make all the NBA players who believe in god 6:18 pm Tue Dec 17 EDTRemoved

Im not religious at all, but its harder to prove/disprove something that (allegedly) happened centuries ago versus decades ago. 5

Where do you think KD will end up in All Time Rankings when his career is finished1:22 pm Wed Dec 18 EDTRemoved

Too soon to tell. But not sure how prime Kobe is better than prime Durant on the court. The KD decision may affect his reputation but not his skill set. 0

OC Christmas comes early Santa hands out lottery picks to deserving fan boys and girls12:53 pm Thu Dec 19 EDTRemoved

I originally went up to 14, but honestly I dont have strong opinions on the prospects in the 10-15 range yet. 1

OC Christmas comes early Santa hands out lottery picks to deserving fan boys and girls12:53 pm Thu Dec 19 EDTRemoved

Holy shit can’t believe I forgot them! Will have to redo this whole thing 1

Jabari Parker 1st round pick for Otto Porter 9:19 pm Thu Dec 19 EDTRemoved

The Bulls would be getting rid of their own pick this year? That may be a top 5 spot. 11

Jabari Parker 1st round pick for Otto Porter 9:19 pm Thu Dec 19 EDTRemoved

Oh gotcha. I still say the Wiz say no. They still wouldn’t have enough cap room to add someone of Porter’s caliber, so it’d be a step back talent wise. 2

If Lonzo Ball misses his next 3pt shot he will be under 30 on 3s for the season10:52 pm Thu Dec 19 EDTRemoved

I don’t see that at all. Lonzo has his issues but instincts are not part of it. 2

With Rivers gone dont the Wizards need a SG more than a SF I wonder if the Wizards are going to turn around and trade Ariza for KCP 10:47 pm Fri Dec 20 EDTRemoved

Nah I love this move for them from a fit perspective. John Wall at PG, Brad Beal at SG, Otto Porter and Trevor Ariza interchangeable at the SF/PF spots. There arent too many dominant PFs who can bully them. 4

The Grizzlies and Suns managed to ruin the Wizards locker room even more10:57 pm Fri Dec 20 EDTRemoved

I think they did, personally (at least compared to Phoenix.) If they werent going to re-sign Kelly Oubre, Ariza is a better fit for the rest of this season. 5

Why are quality posts removed 10:33 am Sat Dec 21 EDTRemoved

Hah just had my post removed so I was wondering the same thing. 2

Pelicans last 11 games9:34 pm Sun Dec 22 EDTRemoved

Consistency is key. 3

The Athletic is a shitshow haha9:39 pm Thu Dec 26 EDTRemoved

They have good writers and strong content. But people always have a natural resistance to paying for something were accustomed to getting for free. 16

Who is the best three point shooter 1:39 pm Fri Dec 27 EDTRemoved

Huh 10

Do you think AD cares more about winning or money 8:13 pm Fri Dec 27 EDTRemoved

I dont think hes desperate to win a championship, but I would bet hes desperate to be a playoff staple. If they continue to miss out, his reputation will start to take a big hit (fair or not). 1

Do you think AD cares more about winning or money 8:13 pm Fri Dec 27 EDTRemoved

He would fit well on the Warriors. -2

Best Logo in the League 8:18 pm Fri Dec 27 EDTRemoved

Bulls by far! So badass. I also like the Hawks. And Spurs. Its not easy to work in a literal spur but they did it. 6

Ive got a confession to make5:00 pm Sat Dec 28 EDTRemoved

Me too. As a kid, my wife used to think that all dogs were boys and all cats were girls, and they’d get married when they were older. 1

16 game season viewership5:32 pm Sat Dec 28 EDTRemoved

It would increase the viewership, yes. A “one and done” playoff tournament would also do the same (per game). But they want more games, of course. 1

You can choose any 5 players current or former in their prime to go 82-0 in 2019 Considering individual talent system fit and chemistry personalities who are your starting 5 5:12 pm Mon Dec 30 EDTRemoved

To me, going 82-0 is all about a tenacity and mental edge/craziness. So give me: PG: Gary Payton SG: Michael Jordan SF: Kevin Durant PF: Kevin Garnett C: Hakeem Olajuwon Defensively they can lock people up. The key would be the fiery Payton, MJ, an 5

You can choose any 5 players current or former in their prime to go 82-0 in 2019 Considering individual talent system fit and chemistry personalities who are your starting 5 5:12 pm Mon Dec 30 EDTRemoved

Yeah I couldn’t think of a better 3+D spacer. Originally had Pippen but need some dead eye shooing. 0

Serious Why are African players almost always good at defense 5:36 pm Mon Dec 30 EDTRemoved

Not PC to say, but we can’t ignore wingspan too when accounting for defensive ability. 1

Serious Ben Simmons trade12:45 pm Thu Jan 2 EDTRemoved

Unless this sub is a bunch of fruit flies we may need to raise the standard of “generational” talent. But yes, obviously this trade is selling him far far too short. 4

Jordan is overrated9:25 am Fri Jan 3 EDTRemoved

You definitely didn’t watch his whole career if you think he was a fade-away only guy (that was the end of the run.) And based on the fact that you called Ron Harper “Derek”, I’m not even sure if you watched back then either. Steve Kerr was also a 10

Jordan is overrated9:25 am Fri Jan 3 EDTRemoved

Ok now I think you’re just being sarcastic with this whole thing ? 8

Does anyone really think that there s a team in the NBA that can beat the Warriors in 4 out of 7 games once Cousins is in the lineup 10:13 am Sat Jan 4 EDTRemoved

I’d say it’d have to be an injury to Curry or KD though. Think they can get by without Klay or Draymond at this point. Their depth is thin but having Cousins back will help there. 2

What players would the Mavs include in a package for AD 4:19 pm Sat Jan 4 EDTRemoved

Luka for AD (if you match salaries) is around "fair" but I dont think either team would do it. 1

Lakers on pace to win 11 more games this year 10:58 am Mon Jan 6 EDTRemoved

The majority of the credit goes to LeBron, but *some* credit goes to the natural improvement of young players. I dont believe the other teams you cited (especially BKN and ORL) are going to sustain their pace. The Lakers probably will. 14

Lakers on pace to win 11 more games this year 10:58 am Mon Jan 6 EDTRemoved

The Kings are better because their young players (specifically Fox) took a giant leap, more so than the young Lakers so far. Theyre also shooting red hot, which may regress. You also have to keep in mind that the Lakers had a respectable 35 wins last yea 8

Serious Would Bradley Beal fit on the Bucks 6:01 pm Sat Jan 5 EDTRemoved

Shooters fit anywhere. 35

Someone write me a short story4:42 pm Thu Jan 10 EDTRemoved

That sounds like a fun assignment as far as school work goes. Get to it, kid. 3

For how much attention Zion is getting for his mind blowing combination of size jumping ability and explosiveness its crazy that Lebron was actually just as muscular and had an even higher vertical5:34 pm Fri Jan 11 EDTRemoved

Lot of estimates in that post, my man. I’d estimate myself that Zion is at least 20 pounds heavier than LeBron at the same age. 3

Serious Where do I report a racist incident that happened at a game 12:32 pm Sun Jan 13 EDTRemoved

If this is just BS (which I believe it may be) this deserves a ban. Just extreme trolling on sensitive issues. 3

Serious Where do I report a racist incident that happened at a game 12:32 pm Sun Jan 13 EDTRemoved

Not a legal expert myself but it could qualify as harassment. -2

Realistic way the Knicks land KD this Summer 1:24 pm Mon Jan 14 EDTRemoved

I agree that Zion is the best way to get Anthony Davis. He’s the type of marquee name the Pelicans can sell to fans. The trouble is even the worst team only has a 14% chance at # 1 so it’s hard to plan on. 6

Realistic way the Knicks land KD this Summer 1:24 pm Mon Jan 14 EDTRemoved

My prediction is there will be a conspiracy theory no matter what. New York or Chicago win? Big market conspiracy! Cleveland wins? League fixed it because they lost LeBron! 5

Serious Is Luka Doncic the greatest best 19 year old in NBA History 2:46 pm Mon Jan 14 EDTRemoved

I’d be curious to know the true shooting percentage league wide in each year. It certainly feels like it’s more of an emphasis now. But that said, I do think it took LeBron until year 2 to be dominant. Carmelo had a legit argument for Rookie of the Y 1

Serious Is Luka Doncic the greatest best 19 year old in NBA History 2:46 pm Mon Jan 14 EDTRemoved

I’ve seen it somewhere before but I’m on a phone and too lazy to look for it 1

Who says no to this trade 4:29 pm Mon Jan 14 EDTRemoved

Awful deal for New Orleans. 1

Where does missing 27 straight 3-pointers rank among all time chokes 7:37 pm Mon Jan 14 EDTRemoved

If each game is 50-50, then losing a 3-1 lead is a 12.5% chance. Statistically missing 27 in a row is harder. 4

The Brooklyn Nets have a positive point differential on the year9:54 pm Mon Jan 14 EDTRemoved

They do not . Think about the math. -0.8 over 50 games is -40 points. They’d need to go +40 not +7 3

Why is AD not top 5 for alot of people 10:31 am Thu Jan 17 EDTRemoved

If he was a top 3 seed he’d be a top 3 MVP candidate. Fair or not, it’s hard to get the acclaim when you’re not in the playoff field. 2

Does anyone know how to quickly make a graph 10:27 pm Thu Jan 17 EDTRemoved

Coding ain’t my bag. I am too old and dumb. 0

Does anyone know how to quickly make a graph 10:27 pm Thu Jan 17 EDTRemoved

I’ll DM you 1

Is Kyle Kuzma Top 20 this season 12:17 am Fri Jan 18 EDTRemoved

Whenever I see a strange post like this I think - hm the guy probably had a good game tonight - and sure enough that’s the case. 1

I have a question10:57 am Sun Jan 20 EDTRemoved

What are your “sources?” 5

Kostas Antetokounmpo is set to make his NBA debut for the Mavericks tonight against the bucks 12:17 pm Sun Jan 20 EDTRemoved

It’s very clever strategy to sign Kostas. If I was Dallas I wouldn’t be pushy about it either. Just treat Kostas well and word will trickle back to Giannis that the franchise has their shit together. 0

Markelle fultz vs Ja Morant6:30 pm Sun Jan 20 EDTRemoved

One was sliiightly more obvious. 2

Markelle fultz vs Ja Morant6:30 pm Sun Jan 20 EDTRemoved

I hate for games to end on penalties, but that was one of the worst non-calls Ive ever seen. Strikingly obvious, in a huge defining moment. But hey, its not the Rams fault. They hung in there after going down 13-0. Well done on that front. 3

If Mike DAntoni had the chance to draft his own starting 5 of Warriors level talent players 2 superstars 3 fringe all-stars what starting 5 would he choose for one year with his system assuming health 6:29 pm Tue Jan 22 EDTRemoved

Harden + AD would be sick. 1

Terry Rozier in 1st Quarter 16 points 3 rebounds on 6-6 FG8:18 pm Wed Jan 23 EDTRemoved

Rozier and a R2 pick for Anthony Davis who says no?? 1

Putting Russell Westbrook s horrendous 48 TS into perspective8:13 pm Wed Jan 23 EDTRemoved

Flip side: his shooting (especially FT) should bounce back up. And if they’re this good with him shooting poorly, how good can they be with him shooting well/less poorly? 2

Melo to BIG3 - who says no 11:31 pm Sun Jan 27 EDTRemoved

The Philippines has a big population (100M) but China is a whole different ballgame (1.3B) For those curious, the US is about tree fiddy (actually 325M). 1

Melo to BIG3 - who says no 11:31 pm Sun Jan 27 EDTRemoved

I don’t think he’d be moving there. Just a cash grab. 1

Who says no in a Ben Simmons for Anthony Davis trade 10:03 am Mon Jan 28 EDTRemoved

If AD would actually re-sign there (which is doubtful), you’d take him every time. The talent gap is extreme and overrides fit concerns. 20

Unpopular opinion AD is not that good4:45 pm Mon Jan 28 EDTRemoved

I wouldnt brag about the amount of people telling you that youre wrong. 1

5 seconds left on the game clock trailing by 1 you have to rely on either one to save your life - Kobe Prime or Durant 3:29 pm Tue Jan 29 EDTRemoved

Wasn’t Kobe’s “clutchness” proven to be more of a narrative than a reality? Update: for those downvoting me here is at least [one study](https://www.libertyballers.com/2012/2/29/2832299/lebron-james-kobe-bryant-dwyane-wade-clutch-nba-playoffs-4th -1

5 seconds left on the game clock trailing by 1 you have to rely on either one to save your life - Kobe Prime or Durant 3:29 pm Tue Jan 29 EDTRemoved

Yeah I don’t like stars who try to flex and hit the game winner against tight coverage. No matter how great you are, that’s not the best look. 1

An Immodest Proposal Replace the Skills Challenge with a 2-on-2 tournament10:57 am Wed Jan 30 EDTRemoved

And I imagine their teams would be furious about that risk as well. That said, the "tournament" format works well. You can adjust and have non-current players if need be. Shaq + Kobe vs. Chauncey + Rasheed. 1

If KD didnt leave to go to GSW would the Thunder have been favourites to win the title 7:29 pm Thu Jan 31 EDTRemoved

Think Cleveland - Golden State would have been slight favorites over them (since Oladipo wasn’t as esteemed as he is now, and GS would have retained Harrison Barnes most likely) but it would have been a 3 way race for sure. 1

Who is the NBAs counterpart to Alex Rodriguez 12:01 pm Sat Feb 2 EDTRemoved

That’s a tough one. It’s really hard to compare the impact a single baseball player can have to a basketball player, so it’s hard to blame them for not winning more titles in the same way. 3

Right on Time12:08 am Sun Feb 3 EDTRemoved

He is deceptively strong, but is post defense from guards really that important ? 2

Whos the biggest snake 3:52 pm Tue Feb 5 EDTRemoved

AD is absolutely not allowing the Pelicans the best chance to get value. That would be the offseason after the lottery so they know how the draft and Boston’s roster will shake out. They’re trying to force a trade early because their options are more 2

Whos the biggest snake 3:52 pm Tue Feb 5 EDTRemoved

We know what this sub thinks (KD) but he left as a free agent. Allowing players under contract to sit out games in order to force a trade is more detrimental to the league as a whole. I don’t think that necessarily describes Kawhi or AD either since the 2

Not letting Kevin Durant be normalized6:00 pm Tue Feb 5 EDTRemoved

Huh it’s almost as if one is slightly more harmful than the other. 0

how many cash considerations for LeBron 2:26 pm Wed Feb 6 EDTRemoved

Thats the soccer model. Star players get traded for money. 7

Serious Would the best thing the Clippers could do be to move cities 5:12 pm Wed Feb 6 EDTRemoved

Under Donald Sterling, the Clippers were a horrible cheapskate of a franchise, but ever since they started playing at the Staples Center theyve been making (and spending) a good amount of cash. Steve Ballmer has kicked that up a notch from there. 2

How much direct influence do you think Lebron has on Lakers FO decisions 10:19 am Thu Feb 7 EDTRemoved

That’s like a married guy claiming he isn’t whipped by his wife though. Take that with a grain of salt. Based on Brian Windhorst’s book, LeBron was the major reason David Blatt got fired . 0

How much direct influence do you think Lebron has on Lakers FO decisions 10:19 am Thu Feb 7 EDTRemoved

Yeah it’s weird that Luke was hired for the same. 1

Is it now publicly okay to criticize Magic Johnson 6:48 pm Thu Feb 7 EDTRemoved

Nah. He took a 35 win team and made it a (likely) 45 win team. Not too shabby for Year 1. 0

Sixers have the best OFFENSIVE Starting Lineup in the league7:32 pm Fri Feb 8 EDTRemoved

If basketball worked like that, Michael Jordan wouldn’t have won many titles. 3

Predict your stat line if you were given the green light for 1 game7:04 pm Tue Feb 12 EDTRemoved

Everyone is saying 0/0/0 but I don’t agree. If you attempted to be the “man” and take a bunch of shots, you’d be a total disaster and get stripped or blocked every time. But if you just sat at the three point line, teams would probably ignore you. 4

Predict your stat line if you were given the green light for 1 game7:04 pm Tue Feb 12 EDTRemoved

I’d have to step in because I can’t hit that shot. 1

Predict your stat line if you were given the green light for 1 game7:04 pm Tue Feb 12 EDTRemoved

Don’t tell the other team and give away my scouting report. 1

As Lebron fans WE need to admit KD is better now 9:54 am Tue Feb 19 EDTRemoved

People are still not ready to talk about this. They’re just going to grandfather in LeBron as the unquestioned best player in the league until the Warriors break up apparently. In reality, Durant vs. LeBron has been a legitimate debate for a few years n -5

As Lebron fans WE need to admit KD is better now 9:54 am Tue Feb 19 EDTRemoved

KD hasnt been too shabby in the playoffs himself. He just doesnt have to do as much, so his raw stats wont reflect that. -1

As Lebron fans WE need to admit KD is better now 9:54 am Tue Feb 19 EDTRemoved

People won’t come off their hill until KD wins “on his own.” Which is probably why he’s going to listen to that and go to NY. -3

Adam Silver needs to do the right thing and force the Lakers to vacate the 2002 championship12:05 pm Tue Feb 19 EDTRemoved

The David Stern denial does sound a little Trumpian... -1

Would Zion need to lose some weight in the NBA to reach his full potential 7:52 pm Thu Feb 21 EDTRemoved

Why would he want to gain weight? He’s allegedly 280 pounds. -2

Can LeBron still make MVP 11:55 pm Thu Feb 21 EDTRemoved

More relevant question may be whether he’s legally allowed to be a player/coach, because Luke isn’t lasting the season at this rate. 1

Serious In your opinion is Hardens game reliable enough in the playoffs to win a ring as the 1 option Even if GSW didnt get KD 9:58 am Fri Feb 22 EDTRemoved

More than that, last year’s Houston team was one of the best non-title teams of my lifetime. They would have been a worthy champion in a different circumstance. 3

Lakers interested in signing Zach Randolph9:43 am Sun Feb 24 EDTRemoved

Good thing they let Brook Lopez walk. 2

Lebron vs KD KD is better 3-point shooter Mid range At the Rim In the Post Off Ball Better Perimeter defender Better Team defender Better Rim protector Better Free throw shooter Better clutch closer 10:02 am Tue Feb 26 EDTRemoved

The super stacked Warriors have gone 8-1 against him. I don’t think they fear him anymore. 2

Lowe The Lakers have no excuses9:44 am Fri Mar 1 EDTRemoved

The Lakers have no shot against the Warriors in the playoffs, but if that was the bar for staying competitive, 27-28 teams may as well shut it down right now too. 1

If Lebron had joined the Sixers in free agency how many games does this hypothetical team win 8:01 pm Sat Mar 2 EDTRemoved

The LeBron + Ben Simmons fit isn’t perfect but if you still have JJ, Tobias, and RoCo as spacers then that’s a title contender for sure. 1

It s obvious that Jordan is the GOAT but the real question is- would LeBron beat prime Jordan in a fistfight 5:34 pm Sun Mar 3 EDTRemoved

LeBron is a physical freak but MJ has more toughness and edge. 10

Knicks should relocate to the moon1:25 pm Tue Mar 5 EDTRemoved

(I get the joke) but interestingly Uranus has 27 moons. 3

What NBA franchise do you think you could turn around if you were GM 6:52 pm Tue Mar 5 EDTRemoved

Suns. 4

Serious Kobe has more total points championships All-Defensive selections All Star appearances and scoring champions than LeBron James why is everyone jumping to cf LeBron and Jordan while leaving Kobe Bryant out of the talks 3:37 pm Thu Mar 7 EDTRemoved

I get that but MVP may not be the best metric to use, because it really punishes players who have superstar teammates. Durant and Steph wouldn’t be able to win together, and the only year KD won was when Westbrook was hurt. 3

KD to Lakers9:18 am Fri Mar 8 EDTRemoved

“He has a chance to play and learn with one of the GOATS.” That’s why. Kevin Durant doesn’t think he needs to “learn” from LeBron. He thinks (right or wrong) that he’s better right now. 13

Why is Coach Nick BBallBreakdown not liked in this sub 12:47 pm Fri Mar 8 EDTRemoved

Horton? 2

Do people actually believe that great players from the past are better than todays players 9:20 am Sun Mar 10 EDTRemoved

Clearly a group of All-Stars from the 70s would get walloped by today’s players. But we really should judge everything based on the context of their era. I saw some comments here saying Larry Bird wasn’t that good of a shooter based on how few threes 16

In hindsight it s a travesty Nate McMillan didn t win COTY last year3:51 pm Sun Mar 10 EDTRemoved

100% agree. If a team has some decent vets (like Darren Collison) and puts in effort, it can get close to .500. There are quite a few bad teams that are either tanking or just too young to compete with veterans. 1

Adam For Life Silver should ban James Dolan and force a sale of the New York Knicks9:38 pm Mon Mar 11 EDTRemoved

He is absolutely not worse than Donald Sterling. Sterling was a racist slumlord. 2

How good would Larry Krystkowiak be in the current NBA 10:52 am Tue Mar 12 EDTRemoved

Definitely expected this to be about him as a coach, so props for swerving. But the answer is no clue on my end. 1

Completing a college presentation I need r NBA s help11:22 pm Tue Mar 12 EDTRemoved

I would look at demographic and population trends too. Some cities are growing, some are declining. Along with Seattle, Vegas also has to be a contender too. They have a growing population but also a ridiculous amount of tourists/money coming in. 2

If you gave Bill Belichick a year to study basketball do you think he would be a good NBA coach 11:30 pm Tue Mar 12 EDTRemoved

No. And I’ll go a step further; if you only gave him a year to study rugby (a closer cousin) he wouldn’t be good at that either. It took him 20-30 years to get this good at football. -2

If you gave Bill Belichick a year to study basketball do you think he would be a good NBA coach 11:30 pm Tue Mar 12 EDTRemoved

He had a losing season in each of his first three years in the league despite decades as an assistant/coordinator prior. All told, he spent 20 years in football before he had a winning season as a head coach and 27 before he won the title. 0

The Celtics are 31-25 when Kyrie plays 45 win pace 9:30 am Wed Mar 13 EDTRemoved

It’s really hard to figure out. Offensively, his numbers are better than ever. And his advanced defensive stats are actually not bad either (+0.8 on ESPN’s real plus minus) 5

OKC not the Rockets are the second best team in the West 11:28 pm Wed Mar 13 EDTRemoved

PG is having an excellent season. But Harden has been historically efficient on offense for about 4-5 years now. 2

Add Lebron James to the Detroit Pistons How many games would they beat the Raptors in 3:27 pm Thu Mar 14 EDTRemoved

There’s a lot of duplicate skill between LeBron and Blake. But I’d still take those Pistons in 6. Think the Pistons would be better with a purer shooter like KD though. 3

Could anyone help double checking the jersey to make sure its fake 9:25 am Fri Mar 15 EDTRemoved

Could shrink in the wash? 1

Are NCAA players allowed to create a twitch channel and profit from it 1:26 pm Wed Mar 20 EDTRemoved

Seems like a good compromise to me. Allow Zion Williamson to be a social influencer and profit off his image. Hell, Lori Loughlin’s daughter was going to USC and making money that way. 1

Why are people on the other post about mj struggling before 1990 saying its just a few games but constantly shit on LeBron for 6 games vs Dallas 7:18 pm Wed Mar 20 EDTRemoved

Michael Jordan lost in the playoffs plenty of times but he never flopped or quit. His averages per playoff appearance pre 1990: 29.3 PPG, 43.7 PPG, 35.7 PPG, 36.3 PPG, 34.8 PPG, 36.7 PPG. His teams were outmanned but he played his heart out and did extrem 1

Hows Zion getting buckets in NBA 1:27 pm Fri Mar 22 EDTRemoved

I just see him as a PF. I know that position may not exist as it did in the past, but he seems an easy fit there, ideally next to a shooting center. 1

Hows Zion getting buckets in NBA 1:27 pm Fri Mar 22 EDTRemoved

Eh there aren’t too many big post up PFs (like Tim Duncan) around anymore. I feel like he has enough strength to hang with those big boys and enough athleticism to chase around stretch 4s. Some tall shooters like Durant may he trouble but they are for 2

Just curious could JR Smith be inducted in the basketball Hall of Fame 11:13 am Sat Mar 23 EDTRemoved

He’s not even Hall of Very Good. He’s Hall of Starting Caliber player. 3

anyone agree that dirks one ring is more meaningful than KDs 2 1:45 pm Sun Mar 24 EDTRemoved

You could argue that, and that LeBron’s ring in Cleveland means more than the 2 in Miami. But in 50 years, fans probably won’t remember all this. They’ll just count rings like we all do. 3

anyone agree that dirks one ring is more meaningful than KDs 2 1:45 pm Sun Mar 24 EDTRemoved

Everything is recorded but our brains are getting overcrowded and our attention spans get reduced. I remember people saying the Kings should be viewed as the true champions (after the refs screwed them against the Lakers) or the Mavs over the Heat (first 2

Luka Doncic for ROTY and Trae Young for Post All Star ROTY3:52 pm Sun Mar 24 EDTRemoved

I don’t get the “give everyone a trophy” generation. Some choices are easy, some are hard, but they need to be made either way. 4

Luka Doncic for ROTY and Trae Young for Post All Star ROTY3:52 pm Sun Mar 24 EDTRemoved

Go get a haircut! 4

As someone who watched every Duke game this season 7:11 pm Sun Mar 31 EDTRemoved

I think the play call was “RJ will miss and Zion grabs the offensive board” 28

I wonder how many commercials got scrapped now that Duke lost10:50 pm Mon Apr 1 EDTRemoved

It’s second semester. I imagine he’s going to buckle down and focus on finals soon. /s 1

The Sixers suck at defense and how to fix11:11 pm Thu Apr 4 EDTRemoved

Some numbers to back up your point: they were 3rd in defensive rating last season and have dipped to 13 this season. 2

Do you think LeBron James will win a championship with the Lakers in the next three years 11:19 pm Thu Apr 4 EDTRemoved

Probably a 20% chance. Certainly easier if the Warriors break up and the Lakers land AD. 8

Do you think LeBron James will win a championship with the Lakers in the next three years 11:19 pm Thu Apr 4 EDTRemoved

I would stay if I was him, but who knows. 1

Kevin Durant sounds like da most unguardable player1:36 pm Sat Apr 6 EDTRemoved

Yes he’s quite good at this sport. 20

I wish some of the NBA stars would play a charity game3:58 pm Sat Apr 6 EDTRemoved

Alert AOC. We have someone with the disposable income to pay PPV money to watch retired vets play horse over here. 2

Butler to OKC in the offseason 3:52 pm Sun Apr 7 EDTRemoved

For the best. Not sure there’s room in the center rotation for Tacko Fall anyway. 3

Last Eastern Conference Playoff Spot Scenarios10:00 pm Sun Apr 7 EDTRemoved

Can’t believe Detroit may blow this. 1

DeAndre Hunter11:42 pm Mon Apr 8 EDTRemoved

Hunter is an elite defender who shot 40% from three this season. 1

What NBA player do you think your game resembles the best 3:25 pm Tue Apr 9 EDTRemoved

Matt Bonner with an unreliable shot. NBA I’m available. 3

Would NBA players accept me as a person 4:52 pm Tue Apr 9 EDTRemoved

Wish you all the best, my friend. If you feel like you’re in a hole, imagine climbing out of it one step at a time. Playing basketball is a good step, calling an old friend is a good step, talking to a therapist if you need it is a good step. Keep impro 3

Has Lebron become too Hollywood 5:37 pm Tue Apr 9 EDTRemoved

Michael Jordan won 3 titles, filmed Space Jam and then won 3 more. Clearly some work with Bugs can do the same for LeBron. 17

Has Lebron become too Hollywood 5:37 pm Tue Apr 9 EDTRemoved

You don’t stay on the top (?) of your game for 60 years like Bugs without a little HGH help. 1

Serious The Rockets won 65 games last season and at just 53 games this season Does this change the way you think about the MVP race 4:50 am Wed Apr 10 EDTRemoved

Nah. The organization had some uncharacteristic missteps around him (Melo, MCW, not locking in Bzdelik to start...) also had injures to CP3 and Capela. 1

LeBron better than Jordan 8:51 am Wed Apr 10 EDTRemoved

You’re wrong, my friend. LeBron is bigger and stronger and maybe even faster, but he doesn’t have the sudden quickness (or quick hands) that MJ did. Jordan averaged 2.5+ steals a game in his prime without sacrificing his assignment. LeBron can guard m 2

LeBron better than Jordan 8:51 am Wed Apr 10 EDTRemoved

I agree about counting stats’ limitations, but advanced stats are not gospel (like the one that said Lebron played good defense this year.) teams have been picking at his missed assignments for several years now. 2

Does anyone know where to find the positional eligibility of players for All-NBA teams 3:44 pm Wed Apr 10 EDTRemoved

I believe they submit the eligibility to voters (like Lowe). Not sure if it’s public info though. 2

Whys Prime Tracy McGrady seen as a great player despite he never passed the 1st round 11:12 am Sat Apr 13 EDTRemoved

No one’s putting him up with the elite elite among all time careers. But he was a top 5 player (easily) during his peak. In terms of reputation comparison (not skill set), think of Anthony Davis pre all this trade nonsense. People consider him as a to 8

Whys Prime Tracy McGrady seen as a great player despite he never passed the 1st round 11:12 am Sat Apr 13 EDTRemoved

Misworded that maybe — neither had huge team success but were generally considered top 5 players. 2

Whys Prime Tracy McGrady seen as a great player despite he never passed the 1st round 11:12 am Sat Apr 13 EDTRemoved

That whole generation was basically taught to score score score. I don’t think anyone had heard of true shooting percentage back then. 1

Is there any eastern team the Celtics defense cant lock down 3:34 pm Sun Apr 14 EDTRemoved

Let’s relax a bit. Indiana had the 18th ranked offense on the year (13th among 16 playoff teams) 9

So when are we going to admit the Giannis is the future GOAT 8:17 pm Sun Apr 14 EDTRemoved

When MJ was Giannis’ age (24), he was averaging over 35 points and over 3 steals a game with 1.6 blocks to boot. Also his first MVP year coincidentally enough. 3

The Warriors will absolutely SMASH the Rockets this year 11:29 am Mon Apr 15 EDTRemoved

Cousins trying to guard Harden will not be pretty. If the Warriors go small with their death lineup then they should be able to handle the Rockets, but if they keep Cousins out there (who is still at less than 100% in terms of his lateral quickness) then 10

The Warriors will absolutely SMASH the Rockets this year 11:29 am Mon Apr 15 EDTRemoved

Smart ! Wait, Harden can’t shoot from deep right ? 4

There are at least 5 players Id still take in a playoff series over Giannis 6:24 pm Mon Apr 15 EDTRemoved

Technically 1 more than Giannis though... 5

Is Lou Williams underrated 9:44 am Tue Apr 16 EDTRemoved

He would probably start for most teams, but he’s much more effective in this role. Having him try to blend in as a 3rd or 4th option on offense would be a shame. 5

Should we crowdsource Boogies max contract with gofundme page 3:43 pm Tue Apr 16 EDTRemoved

Possibly not. There’s an entrepreneur named [Pandey](https://moneyinc.com/nutanix/) (OP’s user name) whose company is valued in the billions. 0

Would you guys put Lou Williams ahead of Manu in your top 6th man of all-time list 9:54 am Wed Apr 17 EDTRemoved

Seriously, I know everyone hates Golden State, but 1 win against them doesn’t equal 4 championship rings. 3

the results are in for the ANTI-AWARDS Worst Coach of the Year Worst Executive of the Year Worst Rookie of the Year 12:03 pm Thu Apr 18 EDTRemoved

I mean the guy is 480-553 all-time lets not get crazy here. And its not like he inherited awful teams. He took over a veteran Suns team and a New Orleans team that had just gone 45-37 the year before. -9

the results are in for the ANTI-AWARDS Worst Coach of the Year Worst Executive of the Year Worst Rookie of the Year 12:03 pm Thu Apr 18 EDTRemoved

I actually liked the return though, despite all the messiness. Right now Id probably prefer Covington at his salary ($11M + $12M + $13M) than Butler on a near max. 2

the results are in for the ANTI-AWARDS Worst Coach of the Year Worst Executive of the Year Worst Rookie of the Year 12:03 pm Thu Apr 18 EDTRemoved

Its bizarre how much advanced stats hate Knox (and Collin Sexton). Its like the guy who made the formula them got bullied by them in high school. 3

the results are in for the ANTI-AWARDS Worst Coach of the Year Worst Executive of the Year Worst Rookie of the Year 12:03 pm Thu Apr 18 EDTRemoved

Thats also true for LVP, but we factor in playing time as a negative. so if youre on the court a lot, you can do a lot of damage. 1

the results are in for the ANTI-AWARDS Worst Coach of the Year Worst Executive of the Year Worst Rookie of the Year 12:03 pm Thu Apr 18 EDTRemoved

Debated it. The Suns actually got worse, which is hard to do when you were arguably the worst team in the league. 6

the results are in for the ANTI-AWARDS Worst Coach of the Year Worst Executive of the Year Worst Rookie of the Year 12:03 pm Thu Apr 18 EDTRemoved

As much as I bashed Gentry, Ive been touting Finch for years now. Hes the best coaching candidate out there to me. 3

the results are in for the ANTI-AWARDS Worst Coach of the Year Worst Executive of the Year Worst Rookie of the Year 12:03 pm Thu Apr 18 EDTRemoved

Too scared hed scream at me. 1

the results are in for the ANTI-AWARDS Worst Coach of the Year Worst Executive of the Year Worst Rookie of the Year 12:03 pm Thu Apr 18 EDTRemoved

Little bit of both. In terms of actual ineffective play, hes bottom tier (based on advanced stats.) But the fact that hes a lottery pick also stings. 6

the results are in for the ANTI-AWARDS Worst Coach of the Year Worst Executive of the Year Worst Rookie of the Year 12:03 pm Thu Apr 18 EDTRemoved

Partly but not exclusively. Because Knox played so much (and poorly), stats say he "added" negative 5.9 wins, which is by far the most damaging player in the NBA. 3

the results are in for the ANTI-AWARDS Worst Coach of the Year Worst Executive of the Year Worst Rookie of the Year 12:03 pm Thu Apr 18 EDTRemoved

I disagree myself. McGee is a better finisher, but Noel is much quicker and more switchable at this stage of his career. Hes also 25 (compared to 31 for McGee), so in theory you could keep him for the long term if he played well. 1

the results are in for the ANTI-AWARDS Worst Coach of the Year Worst Executive of the Year Worst Rookie of the Year 12:03 pm Thu Apr 18 EDTRemoved

Noel definitely fouled quite a bit in his current role, Ill give you that. But the advanced numbers just dont back up the raw totals. On ESPN RPM, McGee graded as a +0.20 on defense this season. Thats not exclusively team dependent either, because thats w 1

the results are in for the ANTI-AWARDS Worst Coach of the Year Worst Executive of the Year Worst Rookie of the Year 12:03 pm Thu Apr 18 EDTRemoved

The least popular inclusion! (Along with some Knox defenders.) 3

the results are in for the ANTI-AWARDS Worst Coach of the Year Worst Executive of the Year Worst Rookie of the Year 12:03 pm Thu Apr 18 EDTRemoved

Ive heard that but its hard to say whats definitively true or untrue when regards to rumors. 2

the results are in for the ANTI-AWARDS Worst Coach of the Year Worst Executive of the Year Worst Rookie of the Year 12:03 pm Thu Apr 18 EDTRemoved

Yeah I think Detroit should have hired him since they’re locked into Blake and Drummond. Blake can definitely run an offense. 2

the results are in for the ANTI-AWARDS Worst Coach of the Year Worst Executive of the Year Worst Rookie of the Year 12:03 pm Thu Apr 18 EDTRemoved

Did the post get taken down ? 2

the results are in for the ANTI-AWARDS Worst Coach of the Year Worst Executive of the Year Worst Rookie of the Year 12:03 pm Thu Apr 18 EDTRemoved

Back up now! Thanks for alerting me. 2

I hate chuckers 12:48 am Tue Apr 23 EDTRemoved

I’d say Iverson (and Kobe) had an excuse because no one cited efficiency or true shooting back then. These days, it’s much more of an emphasis. -1

C J McCollum Is not a better player than Kevin Durant9:18 am Tue Apr 23 EDTRemoved

Finally someone said it 36

3-1 lead rockets10:48 am Tue Apr 23 EDTRemoved

Part of me hopes Utah comes back from 3-0 just so we don’t have to keep rehashing 3-1 jokes. 1

Donovan Mitchell is the Jared Goff of the NBA 10:50 pm Wed Apr 24 EDTRemoved

And the Rams defense didn’t carry them at all. In terms of DVOA, the Rams’ offense was 2nd best and their defense 17th best. Oddly enough Utah was almost the direct opposite (2nd best defense, 15th best offense) 2

If you were the NBA and could rig the draft which teams would get the top 3 picks 10:41 pm Wed Apr 24 EDTRemoved

Chicago’s a bigger market than Boston. 4

If you were the NBA and could rig the draft which teams would get the top 3 picks 10:41 pm Wed Apr 24 EDTRemoved

If I’m the NBA? I go by markets. New York gets # 1 and Zion. Lakers get # 2 (which they can flip in an AD trade). Chicago gets # 3 and whoever falls between Ja Morant and RJ Barrett. 3

How are the warriors losing when they have andre igoudala 11:59 am Thu Apr 25 EDTRemoved

If I’m a Rockets fan I’d be quietly optimistic but not openly cocky. The Warriors may be a bloodied beast right now but they’re still a beast. 0

Shaq - Bryn Forbes I never heard of this kid 9:22 pm Thu Apr 25 EDTRemoved

You have to wonder how much Shaq loves the game (relative to other pros.) Basketball was his ticket to fame and fortune but he ended up getting a little out of shape in the back half of his career. 0

What would everybodys reaction be if the Warriors sign-and-trade KD to the Thunder for PG this offseason 4:53 am Fri Apr 26 EDTRemoved

If KD watched the playoffs and wanted to go back to OKC, he may need his head examined. That’s a hard team to win a title with given the shooting issues. 1

Do you consider any of Kevin Durant rings with the Golden State as valid11:05 pm Fri Apr 26 EDTRemoved

When did the league have true parity? 2

Where would you rank Steve Kerr among great coaches 5:18 pm Sun Apr 28 EDTRemoved

Biggest game of the year - can’t mess around with silly stuff like shots for Curry! 1

My opinion on the Warriors-Rockets series8:05 pm Sun Apr 28 EDTRemoved

In some ways they go hand in hand. Harden often shoots trying to draw a foul so if they don’t call it, that’s a missed shot. 11

Does anyone actually like Draymond Green Including Warriors fans 8:43 am Mon Apr 29 EDTRemoved

You do have to respect his defense and his IQ on that end. 14

Convince me the Pelicans aren t going to get fleeced for AD9:44 pm Mon Apr 29 EDTRemoved

David Griffin is a competent exec with a long leash. He doesn’t have a ton of leverage, but he won’t make a desperate panic move. 6

Convince me the Pelicans aren t going to get fleeced for AD9:44 pm Mon Apr 29 EDTRemoved

Yeah he has a shitty situation right now but that doesn’t mean he’ll get fleeced. That implies he’ll make a poor decision / get ripped off. 1

James Harden is the Floyd Mayweather of the basketball world 9:26 pm Mon Apr 29 EDTRemoved

I disagree. Mayweather is an undefeated champion. Harden has never won the title. Moreover Mayweather is known as a defensive maestro more than anything else. Harden is not. 1

Convince me the Pelicans aren t going to get fleeced for AD9:44 pm Mon Apr 29 EDTRemoved

verb (used with object), fleeced, fleec·ing. to deprive of money or belongings by fraud, hoax, or the like; swindle: 1

Convince me the Pelicans aren t going to get fleeced for AD9:44 pm Mon Apr 29 EDTRemoved

There’s no deception here. New Orleans simply doesn’t have a lot of leverage. Everyone knows that. 1

PSA - GoT spoilers on The Ringer8:47 am Tue Apr 30 EDTRemoved

Game of Thrones is basically like sports now. If you don’t watch live, you have to be vigilant to avoid spoilers. 3

If KD goes to the Knicks it will be Melo all over again2:41 pm Tue Apr 30 EDTRemoved

Two differences — (1) They won’t have to gut the team to acquire him (trade versus free agency.) The current core is limited but that top 5 pick may help a lot, especially if they trade it for a veteran. (2) KD is a notch above Melo as a player. Ca 8

If the Media had a chance to recast their vote for MVP who would win 10:38 pm Sat May 4 EDTRemoved

Giannis would still win, but voters should be embarrassed that Durant won’t be top 3. And that isn’t a Playoff Kawhi style overreaction. Durant played stellar all regular season long for a 1 seed and will get ignored because of narrative. 7

Is Steph curry still better than harden 11:52 pm Sat May 4 EDTRemoved

I still think Curry is better shot for shot, but he’s not playing with the same aggressive mentality as Harden this season. Right now, Harden is the more impactful player. 1

The Nuggets traded the 13th pick in the 2017 draft for Trey Lyles and the 24th pick who they used on Tyler Lydon That duo has combined to play 6 minutes in the playoffs 10:54 am Sun May 5 EDTRemoved

It kind of made sense though. Paul Millsap is 34, with a contract set to expire (team option) this summer. In a perfect world, Trey Lyles (still only 23) would be ready to step right in. He looked promising last season but this season has been a step back 6

Is Joel Embiid better than AD 4:26 pm Sun May 5 EDTRemoved

Id rather have AD myself because hes more versatile -- he can play the 4/5, he doesnt need to be the focal point on offense, can guard multiple spots on defense, etc -- but I wouldnt get annoyed by the counter argument either. Embiid is a beast. 18

Should Eric Gordon be considered part of the rockets big three instead of Capela 4:47 pm Sun May 5 EDTRemoved

Eric Gordon is playing really well right now but he was quite bad the first two months of this season. 6

What happens if a coach doesnt do the interview between the third and fourth quarters 8:57 pm Sun May 5 EDTRemoved

Has there ever been an insightful mid game interview ? They seem so pointless to me. 14

Top Realistic Free Agent Target For Every Team9:12 pm Mon May 6 EDTRemoved

This is good content but I’d save it for a different time. Playoff games going on now 17

Why do white NBA players decline so quickly after getting maxed 7:48 pm Tue May 7 EDTRemoved

The max has been a mistake for most players who got it. 11

Gentleman s Sweep11:23 pm Wed May 8 EDTRemoved

It should be reserved for WWWLW. Otherwise it’s a meaningless term if it’s literally synonymous with every 4-1 series. 7

The favorites to win the championship are not the Warriors or the Rockets 7:17 pm Thu May 9 EDTRemoved

If you change this from “favorites” to “my pick” it would be totally fine. But favorites implies others agree. 2

Ben Simmons for Mikal Bridges Phoenixs pick this draft as long as its not 1 11:06 pm Mon May 13 EDTRemoved

If only Philly had a shot at Mikal Bridges ... 32

LeBron James to the Rockets for Clint Capela and the 4 first round picks they were going to use on Jimmy Butler Of course LeBron should give his consent first 10:43 pm Mon May 13 EDTRemoved

Why in the world would the Lakers do this? You’re trading the most marketable player in the league for a young center that won’t get you into the playoffs . And those picks would be in the 20-30 range and marginal assets. 52

Is Mike Conley up for trade If he is who is a potential trade partner 11:16 pm Tue May 14 EDTRemoved

I don’t think they need to force a trade if it’s not clearly beneficial. Conley has 2 years left on his deal. Ja Morant is only 19. Plenty of time for him to develop and inherit the throne. 2

Reminder Zion still hasn t hired an agent1:10 pm Wed May 15 EDTRemoved

That was cringeworthy. The kid clearly doesn’t want that type of attention (especially when you’re ignoring his buddies and teammates who are also top 5 picks.) 6

Easiest way to fix the NBA draft lottery8:29 pm Wed May 15 EDTRemoved

What about this - every time you score, you have to move to the end of the bench. And you can only get back in once everyone has had their turn to score. Although now that I think about it, players like LeBron would just avoid scoring and would rack up 4 7

Easiest way to fix the NBA draft lottery8:29 pm Wed May 15 EDTRemoved

Hah no I meant it’d always be 5 on 5 but the last guy to score has to sub out. 1

Rank These Mike Conley Trade Offers From Best To Worst For The Grizzlies10:51 am Thu May 16 EDTRemoved

That’s the trade I had imagined but I wouldn’t have included Luke K. Think he’s too important. 1

Will Kawhi rethink about being the alpha dog on whatever team he goes to 9:45 pm Fri May 17 EDTRemoved

A few weeks ago quite a few people did. The reflexes are strong within this sub. 1

Will esports ever rival the popularity of the nba 2:45 pm Sun May 19 EDTRemoved

Agree. They should call it E-Games 6

Is this player a superstar if his TS drop by 0 64 compared to the regular season in the playoffs despite averaging more FTA in the playoffs 7:59 pm Wed May 22 EDTRemoved

Sure those are both good numbers. 64 is elite but 58 is well above average. 1

OC What It Would Look Like if the NBA Playoffs used Vampire Rules 4:09 pm Thu May 23 EDTRemoved

Mildly related but people should watch *What we Do in the Shadows* on FX. 2

Real Height Thread11:53 am Sat May 25 EDTRemoved

They do measure at the draft now, but the way they list heights (with shoes on) is silly to me. They should encourage young fans out there to play basketball; by listing fake heights youre scaring them away. 2

Real Height Thread11:53 am Sat May 25 EDTRemoved

I think it generally discourages people from diving into the sport if they’re worried that size will hold them back. And internationally, there are huge markets out there with shorter populations (China, India, etc) 1

OC The nicest game since 19967:38 am Mon May 27 EDTRemoved

There should be a name for that. Swingers score? -1

Do you Think that Durants Peers Think hes a Pu y 9:56 am Tue May 28 EDTRemoved

Hes clearly insecure and reactionary. "Oh you need a title to be great?" Got it, Ill go win a title. "Oh wait you need your own team to be great?" Got it, Ill go to the Knicks. 6

CP3 is getting traded to the Lakers1:07 pm Wed May 29 EDTRemoved

Hopefully he learned a lesson from the Dwyane Wade in Cleveland era. Sometimes your best friend doesn’t make a good roommate. 0

Since 2000 every NBA Finals has included Didier Illunga-Mbenga Stanislav Medvedenko Beno Udrih James Jones or Patrick Mccaw5:58 pm Wed May 29 EDTRemoved

I always thought Udrih was underrated. Seemed like a capable 20 minute backup PG. 3

NBA Mock Draft 9:21 pm Wed May 29 EDTRemoved

You should either lower the cap or raise the salaries. 7

NBA Mock Draft 9:21 pm Wed May 29 EDTRemoved

Hah I mean you can make any single lineup you want based on this except for one. 2

Westbrook and Iverson are the only players to average more than 4 2 turnovers and shooting less than 59 TS while being older than 25 - Russ has done it every year 3PT era 2200MP 1:44 pm Thu May 30 EDTRemoved

Clearly worked for Philadelphia. After they dumped Allen Iverson, it only took them a mere 11 years to win 50 games again. 12

Westbrook and Iverson are the only players to average more than 4 2 turnovers and shooting less than 59 TS while being older than 25 - Russ has done it every year 3PT era 2200MP 1:44 pm Thu May 30 EDTRemoved

Yeah I wrote 15 originally but it was only 11 in reality. Still, no guarantee that "blowing it up" always works. 3

Are you ready for this season to be over yet12:34 am Fri May 31 EDTRemoved

Actual basketball fans like watching basketball. But there are a large amount of people who like the drama and don’t care enjoy the sport much. 3

It seems that at least half the fans on the Warriors subreddit are unable to admit that they got beat fair and square and are blaming the refs or saying it s bad luck1:23 am Fri May 31 EDTRemoved

Neutral fan. Raptors handled this game from start to finish. 16

In NBA Live 1999 I created a player named Flip Marino and here and some of his stats hed normally put up6:12 pm Fri May 31 EDTRemoved

weird, in 2009 I wrote a novel based on a character named Flip Marino. He was a former basketball player who was so disgruntled and depressed that he couldn’t re-live his former glory that he began fighting wild animals for kicks. Died at the hands/hoov 5

Serious Realistic trade packages for Houston Rockets center Clint Capela 10:52 pm Fri May 31 EDTRemoved

Let’s be honest, those are imaginary friends. 27

My Predictions for Where Each of the Top 20 Free Agents Land Big Surprises 9:23 am Wed Jun 5 EDTRemoved

I dig the format and the boldness. The three that I disagree with though... Kemba to the Knicks (with no one else.) That wouldn’t be a playoff team, so the Knicks would be paying big money to become the new Hornets. Vucevic to the Hawks. Good player, 4

The story of this game is and should be curry11:41 pm Wed Jun 5 EDTRemoved

I disagree with that because the Raptors looked strong all around, but Steph definitely clinched the FMVP with this (if the Warriors win) 2

Hypothetical If the Toronto Raptors win the championship will the chip they get be less valuable like the one KD got 4:27 pm Thu Jun 6 EDTRemoved

Also you have to factor in that injuries happen. That’s one reason to “go for it.” Maybe someone gets hurt and you get lucky. 3

Would you rather have Russell Westbrook or Lou Williams AND Josh Richardson on your favorite team 9:57 am Fri Jun 7 EDTRemoved

If you say to ignore contracts then it’s close. But if you factor in price? Those two are much better options. 1

Most underrated player of all time 9:42 am Fri Jun 7 EDTRemoved

Moses Malone is a good answer. But I can’t imagine any of us watched these guys. 3

Most underrated player of all time 9:42 am Fri Jun 7 EDTRemoved

True. Although of guys I’ve seen personally, I feel like Peja Stojakovic doesn’t get enough credit. He was a shooting machine in Sacramento. 1

Is the landscape arranging itself for the Knicks to be screwed in the post season 10:01 am Fri Jun 7 EDTRemoved

Knicks and Lakers striking out would be the NBA’s worst nightmare and /NBA’s wet dream. 2

Abaurrea They really left a Finals game early Thousands of them Casual AF Potentially the last game in Oakland Meant absolutely NOTHING to them Spoiled vanilla The new Bay Area Gentrified Soulless Sad All too real A slap in the face Enjoy t8:58 am Sat Jun 8 EDTRemoved

I doubt those rich fans are actually living in Oakland. They had to go drive back to SF. 11

Kawhi better than Steph9:33 am Sat Jun 8 EDTRemoved

The Warriors absolutely do not have better talent than the Raptors even without KD and Klay as asserted. That’s way off. The idea that this version of Cousins is better than Siakam is even more off. 21

Who do you feel more sorry for Mark Jackson or DeMar DeRozan 9:32 am Sat Jun 8 EDTRemoved

I can’t help but wonder what Nick Nurse would have done in the playoffs last year. I can’t imagine he gets swept. 1

How valuable would this player be 4:06 pm Mon Jun 10 EDTRemoved

He’d still be an All Star player. Teams would be able to screen and get him enough shots on the other side. If not, he could crash his way to the FT line. Also keep in mind he’d still be an elite defender. 11

Is there any news on if Durant is playing game 57:51 pm Mon Jun 10 EDTRemoved

I don’t think it’ll come up. Too much fun banter to get to. 0

Lets be honest Kevin Durants legacy is still tarnished despite getting sympathy for his Achilles injury 6:19 am Wed Jun 12 EDTRemoved

The legacy of NBA fans will be tarnished by their irrationally strong Durant hate. He left as a free agent (didn’t sabotage his team or demand any trade), and people made him out to be some evil person as a result. 2

Fun fact In the 1995 WCSF the Phoenix Suns blew a 3-1 lead to the Houston Rockets losing Game 7 by one point10:05 am Wed Jun 12 EDTRemoved

Please explain more. 4

Build the best starting five possible with Mario Chalmers as the clear cut best player 2:34 pm Thu Jun 13 EDTRemoved

Crazy question so I had to indulge. But how about you recreate Kansas’ national title team. PG: Mario SG: Brandon Rush Sf: someone someone PF: Darrell Arthur C: Cole Aldrich 5

Zion should really return to Duke s7:09 pm Sat Jun 15 EDTRemoved

I think it’s a good idea since people often upvote or downvote based on titles 1

The Pelicans actually got a better deal than the one offered at the deadline by Magic9:32 am Sun Jun 16 EDTRemoved

No one could have predicted the Lakers would get the 4th pick though. 2

Nothing is particularly impressive about Zion outside of his size athleticism9:52 am Sun Jun 23 EDTRemoved

Takes like this come from people who havent watched Zion Williamson play. Hes underrated at running the break and passing the ball. In that way, hes like Blake Griffin, who is *also* underrated and lumped into the "athlete" category when he can do a lot m 1

OC 99 cent store free agents Power Forwards8:15 am Mon Jun 24 EDTRemoved

That’s a good call. He had that one injury that screwed up his rhythm a bit but he looked 100% by the end of the year. 5

OC 99 cent store free agents Power Forwards8:15 am Mon Jun 24 EDTRemoved

Yes you’re right. The only reason they may not keep him around is if they think Zion and Hayes will need all the coaching and they’d rather have older vets to mentor them. 5

OC 99 cent store free agents Power Forwards8:15 am Mon Jun 24 EDTRemoved

I thought the same. And I thought he’d break out for Portland especially. 3

OC 99 cent store free agents Power Forwards8:15 am Mon Jun 24 EDTRemoved

I agree he’ll get in that range too. The fact that the Knicks may strike out in FA may actually help him because they’d have money to burn. 2

OC 99 cent store free agents Power Forwards8:15 am Mon Jun 24 EDTRemoved

It’s hard for me to see them playing well together (Okafor and Zion) but who knows. Maybe you just pound people. 2

OC 99 cent store free agents Power Forwards8:15 am Mon Jun 24 EDTRemoved

That’s a good one. His shooting is underrated 3

OC 99 cent store free agents Power Forwards8:15 am Mon Jun 24 EDTRemoved

I would have listed the Suns but I guess they’ll rolling with Saric and Cam Johnson as their stretch fours. 1

Serious ELI5 Request I want to learn more about advanced stats can someone explain the main stats and how to actually use them 9:28 am Sat Jun 29 EDTRemoved

The problem with PER is that it values “doing stuff” too much. A great low-usage wing doesn’t register highly there. 3

Serious Does Adrian Wojnarowski have a mild speech impediment 11:41 am Sat Jun 29 EDTRemoved

I havent noticed that. He came up as a print journalist, so Ive always chalked it up to discomfort on camera. 2

Who do you think is better at basketball right this second 7:24 pm Sat Jun 29 EDTRemoved

Terry by a bit because RJ will probably be a negative player at first. But RJ should pass him soon. 2

Do you think Ben Wallace is ahead of Kevin Durant in the all-time ranking 7:56 pm Sun Jun 30 EDTRemoved

This is one of the dumber opinions I’ve heard in a while and I just had lunch with Mitch Kupchak. 3

What does government mean to you 6:26 am Mon Jul 1 EDTRemoved

That’s quite a modern definition of government. 3

If a player rips his shorts and his PeePee comes out is it a technical foul 11:54 pm Mon Jul 1 EDTRemoved

Thought you were going to go Flagrant phallus 6

Safe to say who he must not be named was wrong11:39 am Tue Jul 2 EDTRemoved

I agree with that. I hear “inside sources” a lot of the time, and often it turns out to be true, but it’s not rock solid info it’s just one guy’s side of the story. 1

Is Leonard better than Bryant 1:45 pm Thu Jul 4 EDTRemoved

Love it. (*Meyers though) 2

Tim Duncan or Shaq 2:39 pm Thu Jul 4 EDTRemoved

Yeah this Brian Williams one looks [Sinbadian](https://images.app.goo.gl/aqn2AVsjFoNni9L39) Maybe he knew the broadcaster was a liar and got out ahead of it. 2

Whats with the unwarranted shitting on Zach Lowe 12:06 pm Sun Jul 7 EDTRemoved

I’ve never heard anyone bash him. He’s awesome. 10

Should the wizard trade a Bradley Beal package for Russ 12:07 pm Sun Jul 7 EDTRemoved

Westbrook + Wall would be about $85-90M alone worth of duplicating skill sets. 6

OC In-depth Analysis of Dwight Howards Road to the 2019 NBA Finals3:06 pm Wed Jul 10 EDTRemoved

Oof. Worth reposting under a revised title. 1

How many chinese fans could Donovan Mitchell take in a fight 11:55 am Sat Jul 13 EDTRemoved

Realistically 2-3. Real life isn’t like the Bourne Identity. 14

Kuzma for CP310:09 pm Sun Jul 14 EDTRemoved

If they buy him out, they dont own his rights any more. 6

Do you think Kevin Durant actually have extremely limited impact outside scoring 6:36 pm Mon Jul 15 EDTRemoved

And he’s improved in those types of areas. Up to 5.9 assists this year, averaged 1.8 blocks last year... 2

Alex Caruso should start over Avery Bradley2:19 pm Fri Jul 19 EDTRemoved

The Alex Caruso love is based on 50 three point attempts last year. He’s solid but he hasn’t been a great shooter for any prolonged stretch. 2

Alex Caruso should start over Avery Bradley2:19 pm Fri Jul 19 EDTRemoved

True but Avery Bradley can do the same. 36% for his career. He’s been pretty ass lately, but I think Bradley will be better in a limited 3+D role. 1

Do you ever stop and just admire these young men 6:35 pm Thu Jul 25 EDTRemoved

Didn’t Kawhi win it before? Presumably you age at the same rate 6

Can we all agree that the Clippers have no excuses to not make it past the second round 8:58 pm Sat Jul 27 EDTRemoved

Well you mentioned one -- if Kawhi gets hurt, they wont make it out of R1. 2

J Lin was the Jackie Robinson of the NBA11:00 pm Sun Jul 28 EDTRemoved

Yao was the first pick and a much much better player. 7

Chris Paul and 2024 1st Round Pick for Andrew Wiggins and Gorgui Dieng Who says no 11:29 pm Tue Jul 30 EDTRemoved

I think they’d give up picks if need be, but just not for more bad contracts. 1

If LeBron James decided to go to college after retiring would he be eligible to play for a team as a 38 year old freshman 8:49 pm Thu Aug 1 EDTRemoved

No (because he’s been a pro) although I do wonder if he could play another sport. Chris Weinke and Brandon Weeden were examples of old college QBs allowed to play in the NCAA because they’d only played pro baseball (not football.) 1

What fanbase do you hate the most 10:59 am Sat Aug 3 EDTRemoved

As a “neutral fan,” I would say that you’re all fine and mostly rational on here, although you all overvalue your young players by about 20%. 3

Serious Racist implications of LeBrons Taco Tuesday10:30 am Wed Aug 7 EDTRemoved

I AM OUTRAGED BY OUTRAGE CULTURE 9

Replace Russell Westbrook with Prime Allen Iverson do you think they would have won a title while KD played for OKC 9:22 am Mon Aug 12 EDTRemoved

I had a conversation with a friend and he told me that 90 percent of all “conversation with a friend” posts are fake intros. But as far as the question... probably not. I love Iverson but he’s not terribly different than Westbrook. 11

Former NBA player coach Scott Skiles has 6 children outside of his marriage10:29 am Tue Aug 13 EDTRemoved

Weird because Skiles was always harping on defense but can’t protect the rim himself. 5

Projecting the 2020 draft order or at least the top 10 1:07 pm Sun Aug 18 EDTRemoved

LOL! My bad -- old habits die hard 1

The Detroit Pistons need to do better3:04 pm Mon Aug 19 EDTRemoved

They’re in a tough situation cap wise. Trading for Mike Conley have been their best bet. 3

Chris Paul to the Pistons Trade Idea10:42 am Tue Aug 20 EDTRemoved

I actually like it. I know people say “oh it’s just Lob City again” but the Lob City era was the best in Clippers history, and would represent an improvement over Detroit’s current situation as well. Not every team is going to win a title, so maki 2

Chris Paul to the Pistons Trade Idea10:42 am Tue Aug 20 EDTRemoved

If they could trade Blake for decent assets they should consider that too. But a rebuild is no surefire way to succeed. They don’t have a young franchise talent right now to build around. 0

Chris Paul to the Pistons Trade Idea10:42 am Tue Aug 20 EDTRemoved

It’s also a high likelihood that they spend 3-4 years restocking the cupboard , develop, and end up right back where they started with a 40-45 win team. I agree CP3 isn’t the final answer though, and his contract is longer than I even remembered. In 0

What else caused LeBrons decline in athleticism besides age in 2018-2019 season 11:23 am Tue Aug 20 EDTRemoved

He legitimately did look heavier this season. 3

Do you think Kevin Durant is just great as a pure scorer and nothing else 2:21 pm Tue Aug 20 EDTRemoved

You’re saying Kawhi and Paul George are more well rounded but that’s only because they play better defense. In terms of playmaking, KD is better than them. Offensively, Kawhi is basically an iso-scorer in the mold of a young KD. 6

Im same age as Devin Booker IRL AMA 8:32 pm Tue Aug 20 EDTRemoved

Right now you’re tied with Devin Booker for playoff appearances and winning seasons. How do you intend to break this deadlock? 8

What will r nba get outaged about this week 10:25 am Mon Aug 26 EDTRemoved

Time for a TS% backlash I say 2

OC Is It Hot In Here Or Is It Just Me a 30-team examination of which coaches are on the hot seat 12:22 pm Sun Sep 1 EDTRemoved

You’re talking about guys who have listed higher than 60% chance of survival though. Not counting on either to get fired, but both are vulnerable. 4

OC Is It Hot In Here Or Is It Just Me a 30-team examination of which coaches are on the hot seat 12:22 pm Sun Sep 1 EDTRemoved

Usually new front offices do want to pick their own coach too. They technically picked him, but it’s unclear if they will stand behind him with a lot of fervor in the future. 3

OC Is It Hot In Here Or Is It Just Me a 30-team examination of which coaches are on the hot seat 12:22 pm Sun Sep 1 EDTRemoved

Oh well , gave it a shot. 1

Would you be more surprised if Giannis got caught using PEDs or LeBron 12:33 pm Tue Sep 3 EDTRemoved

I’d be surprised, more because the story got out versus the actual act itself. 2

Did AB just pull off a bigger power move than anyone in the NBA has 6:02 pm Sat Sep 7 EDTRemoved

He’s unlikely to match the money he lost. He’ll be 32 next offseason. 3

Did AB just pull off a bigger power move than anyone in the NBA has 6:02 pm Sat Sep 7 EDTRemoved

It’s possible! Sadly. 1

Did AB just pull off a bigger power move than anyone in the NBA has 6:02 pm Sat Sep 7 EDTRemoved

Oh they do that already with Brady I’m sure. 1

Was Kevin Durant a high level role player for Golden State Warriors 7:15 pm Mon Sep 9 EDTRemoved

No 14

Who s the more famous pro player LaMelo or Zion 2:43 pm Tue Sep 24 EDTRemoved

Definitely Zion. You can’t just go based on Instagram numbers or else Kim Kardashian would be a Hall of Fame player. 2

Who s the more famous pro player LaMelo or Zion 2:43 pm Tue Sep 24 EDTRemoved

Fame in a very small demo (IG users). Most of the world is not on Instagram. 5

If Anthony Davis is going to become the focal point of the offense he must win MVP if the Lakers are going to win the championship11:04 pm Wed Sep 25 EDTRemoved

It doesn’t seem like champions are built around MVPs anymore actually. More often, the MVP seems to be coming from a one-man band team that allows its star to put up massive numbers but doesn’t have enough balance to win it all. 2

Why do people online love Jordan so much espescially black Americans You got black kids dying over Jordans and Michael has done nothing Lebron in 20 years his junior and has already done more for African Americans in this country compared to Jordan Le11:39 am Mon Sep 30 EDTRemoved

Maybe MLK or Gandhi really if we’re just judging on social impact and not basketball now. 2

If Lebron tweeted Stand with Morey Stand with Hong Kong MoreThanAnAthlete Hed immediately be the GOAT11:24 pm Sun Oct 6 EDTRemoved

Won’t happen. He’s a business, man. Warner Bros is not letting him piss off China in front of a movie release. 8

First with the Donald Sterling thing and now with this China thing Adam Silver has proven to be a great commissioner 10:04 am Tue Oct 8 EDTRemoved

Or... he’s folding to the public backlash in both cases. 6

Image of 2017 Hate Speech Graffiti on LeBrons Home Leaked11:16 am Fri Oct 11 EDTRemoved

I get the joke (and it’s from Curb your Enthusiasm) but hate speech is probably not the best avenue for comedy these days. 3

11 Years ago Lebron James measured in at a height of 69 and 274 pounds1:13 pm Sun Oct 13 EDTRemoved

Extra spicy PEDs in Miami. 1

11 Years ago Lebron James measured in at a height of 69 and 274 pounds1:13 pm Sun Oct 13 EDTRemoved

Good point! Even if it ruins my stupid joke 1

11 Years ago Lebron James measured in at a height of 69 and 274 pounds1:13 pm Sun Oct 13 EDTRemoved

That’s an exaggeration (re: Curry) but I understand your point that Miami LeBron was quite a beast. 3

Who will be the worst team in the league this season 1:30 pm Sun Oct 13 EDTRemoved

I’d say the 3 bottom teams with be: Cleveland, Charlotte, Memphis. 3

We are No Dunks AMA 12:59 pm Mon Oct 21 EDTRemoved

Glad youre back -- think you have the best chemistry of any basketball podcast around. I was curious: why cant you return to The Basketball Jones as a name? Is there a "rights" issue? Follow up: are you all staying in Atlanta or heading back to Canada? 28

How come USA doesnt produce many great white players compared to Europe or more accurately ex-Yugoslavian countries for example 4:02 am Sat Nov 9 EDTRemoved

That’s a great question. Three possibilities that come to mind for me (with no real research to back it up): (1) men in Eastern European countries tend to be “tall.” That’s not a stereotype; just facts. You can look up the average heights by coun 1

How come USA doesnt produce many great white players compared to Europe or more accurately ex-Yugoslavian countries for example 4:02 am Sat Nov 9 EDTRemoved

I think your post got deleted? Or you deleted it? 1

How come USA doesnt produce many great white players compared to Europe or more accurately ex-Yugoslavian countries for example 4:02 am Sat Nov 9 EDTRemoved

I run into the same issue here and on NFL whenever I try to mention anything with race. They’re usually claim the post itself is fine but that it could “lead to inappropriate comments.” Probably true, but that’s not your fault. 1

How come USA doesnt produce many great white players compared to Europe or more accurately ex-Yugoslavian countries for example 4:02 am Sat Nov 9 EDTRemoved

If you message the mods and ask. they’ll usually respond 1

I think Twitter may have found KCP s burner account1:59 pm Thu Nov 14 EDTRemoved

It’s also created November 2019. 4

This past offseason DAngelo Russell basically chose the Warriors over the Wolves The Wolves are 7-4 to start the season The Warriors are 2-10 2:14 pm Thu Nov 14 EDTRemoved

No 1

Paul George is a better player than James Harden2:15 pm Sun Nov 17 EDTRemoved

In what world is he a more efficient scorer ? Paul George has never cracked 59% true shooting in a full season. James Harden has done that 9 years in a row. 5

In prime Shaq Kobe or Shaq Bron who winning more rings in a ten year span of time10:16 pm Sat Nov 23 EDTRemoved

I wouldn’t say “much” but he’s clearly a better player. In theory you can make the argument that a “shooter” like Kobe is a better fit next to Shaq but Kobe wasn’t enough of a dead eye shooter for that. -1

Royce ONeale is the best 3 point shooter in the league at 51 4 12:07 pm Mon Nov 25 EDTRemoved

Royce White. 5

Why is Chris Paul being booed at the Chase Center10:52 pm Mon Nov 25 EDTRemoved

I don’t think he’s likable - he’s chippy and annoying and downright dirty at times. But in a way, he is admirable. I mean it’s nearly impossible to make the NBA at his size — let alone be a star. You probably need a certain type of attitude to 8

Could the G-league all starts beat or at least be competitive with the knicks 11:11 am Thu Nov 28 EDTRemoved

Depends what you mean by “keep up.” They’d probably lose an average game by 20 or more. But if they played 10 times, maybe the G League team could get hot and win 1? 5

Even if Mike Conley continues to struggle all season Utah is most likely to be a top 4 seed come playoff time 7:32 pm Sat Nov 30 EDTRemoved

Don’t discount the sway of Chris Paul and Lincoln Riley. 3

The real winner of the offseason is Seth Curry9:20 am Sat Dec 7 EDTRemoved

Especially since he was on a playoff team that made the WCF *last* season. 6