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    MaximumMaximum Registered User regular
    edited December 2011
    Syphyre wrote:
    Hearing reports about 5 games in 6 nights type playing. I don't think the elder players on the Spurs would enjoy that kind of matchup if they're some of the ones who get it :P.

    Also Spurs get Rockets for preseason. Makes sense.

    That many games a week is going to make for some shitty basketball. Especially early on when guys’ conditioning isn’t up to snuff.

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    KrunkMcGrunkKrunkMcGrunk Registered User regular
    Mannnnn

    If the Lakers get Howard and Paul... mannnn. You guys can probably guess how I feel about that. I wish this whole "Superteam" thing would end already.

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    MaximumMaximum Registered User regular
    Paper here says the Warriors are going after Tyson Chandler hard. It would greatly please me to have a center that doesn't need to shoot his free throws underhanded.

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    SabreMauSabreMau ネトゲしよう 판다리아Registered User regular
    edited December 2011
    NBA.com says full season schedule announcment in 3 hours 42 minutes.

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    KrunkMcGrunkKrunkMcGrunk Registered User regular
    Hooray!

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    NiryaNirya Registered User regular
    Can't wait for our new Lakers superteam.

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    KrunkMcGrunkKrunkMcGrunk Registered User regular
    Fucking Gunjack. Wish that dude would go bankrupt already.

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    MaximumMaximum Registered User regular
    Don't even live in Philly but with a name like Phil E. Moose he deserves my vote.

    http://www.nba.com/sixers/mascotfanvote.html

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    SabreMauSabreMau ネトゲしよう 판다리아Registered User regular
    Huh, that's odd. Both Jazz at Blazers games are in April, along with one Blazers at Jazz.

    At least I got some time to save up for tickets.

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    PeenPeen Registered User regular
    Maximum wrote:
    Don't even live in Philly but with a name like Phil E. Moose he deserves my vote.

    http://www.nba.com/sixers/mascotfanvote.html

    I went with Big Ben Franklin. I like the moose but he's got nothing to do with the city or team, where Ben Franklin's practically our unofficial mascot.

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    SabreMauSabreMau ネトゲしよう 판다리아Registered User regular
    http://espn.go.com/nba/story/_/id/7329584/nba-alters-emphasis-shooting-fouls-2011-12

    Some minor rule changes, but I found this part interesting.
    The eight-second backcourt violation will occur when the shot clock reaches 15 seconds, rather than 16.

    The last rule is necessary because the 24-second shot clock will now be equipped to show 10ths for the final five seconds and work as a "true" clock. From a technical standpoint, the old shot clock began with 24.9 seconds and expired with .9 left. Now the clock will switch from 24 to 23 seconds after .1 second has expired.

    Jackson said a survey of coaches determined when the shot clock would break into 10ths.

    "We didn't want to run them for the whole 24 seconds and the consensus was, from a strategy standpoint, that the final five seconds were the most valuable," he said. "Before, you could have two seconds left on the shot clock but you wouldn't know if it was 2.9 or 2.1. That makes a big difference."

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    MaximumMaximum Registered User regular
    Paul reported to be going to LA for Gasol and Odom.

    Granted this is the third "reported" trade in the last 24 hours I'd take it with a grain of salt.

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    NiryaNirya Registered User regular
    edited December 2011
    To continue today's theme of Southern California > You, Lakers and Hornets are close to finishing a deal that will send Pau Gasol and Lamar Odom to the Hornets for CP3, leaving the Lakers with Bynum, who they will now use as the centerpiece of a trade for Dwight Howard.

    Edit: man I am slow.

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    MaximumMaximum Registered User regular
    If only Favre came out of retirement to play for San Diego for some reason you'd have the trifecta.

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    NiryaNirya Registered User regular
    The only way it would work would be to have Aaron Rodgers traded to the Chargers. Other options include having Crosby traded to the Kings while Ovechkin goes to the Ducks, while Andrew Luck decides to transfer and qb for USC this next season. Oh, and Chris Petersen is actually coming to UCLA, he was kidding bout that whole "staying at Boise" thing.

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    MaximumMaximum Registered User regular
    Glad GS didn’t bite the bullet on the Curry/Udoh/Thompson deal they were reporting yesterday. Paul is a great player and all but the knee issues he has at such an early age worry me.

    That and he came off as a bit of a douche with the whole trade demand thing the minute the lockout ended.

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    BogeyBogey I'm back, baby! Santa Monica, CAModerator Mod Emeritus
    Whoo, Lakers.

    WHOOOOOOO!!

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    thanimationsthanimations Registered User regular
    I'm not so sure this is a great trade for the Lakers

    yeah, you get Paul who is awesome, but you're losing a lot of size in Gasol/Odom

    but I guess that won't matter when Dwight Howard inevitably is traded over, too

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    satansfingerssatansfingers Registered User regular
    edited December 2011
    really confused by the mavs offseason plan

    we won a title, so let's blow up the team, sacrifice one of the few years of dirk's prime left, and hope we can sign somebody next year?

    in the meantime we'll just hope that all the big free agents don't end up on big-name teams they don't want to leave (whoops! one down!) and have no depth whatsoever for our team of old men during a schedule with less rest than usual

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    satansfingerssatansfingers Registered User regular
    maybe cubes is throwing the season for a lottery pick in next year's stacked draft

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    XehalusXehalus Registered User regular
    Tyson Chandler is 98% sure he will be a Knick

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    thanimationsthanimations Registered User regular
    well maybe CP3 isn't going to be a Laker

    ESPN is reporting that the deal is on hold, and Adrian Wojnarowski is reporting that the NBA is killing deal

    hurray

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    MarthMarth Registered User regular
    The NBA owns the Hornets

    so the NBA could kill a deal it agreed to

    whut

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    Goose!Goose! That's me, honey Show me the way home, honeyRegistered User regular
    That's true, but its still dangerous ground for the NBA to tread. It wasn't the NBA negotiating the deal, was it? There's still a GM or somebody controlling things in New Orleans.

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    thanimationsthanimations Registered User regular
    Dell Demps is the Hornets' GM

    apparently he wasn't second-guessed much (and other league GM's like the deal), but it's the owners who are freaking out about it once they realized what it possibly meant

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    XehalusXehalus Registered User regular
    edited December 2011
    maybe the Lakers might've backed off when they couldn't get David West as well

    they might be giving up on Dwight Howard

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    simosimo Registered User regular
    it's especially stupid because the trade in and of itself isn't really all that lopsided

    owners just don't want a second superteam

    as a celtics fan i am ecstatic but that is really a shitty thing to do

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    simosimo Registered User regular
    oh and speaking of superteam-creating trades, celtics traded a second rounder for keyon dooling

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    XehalusXehalus Registered User regular
    edited December 2011
    I don't see how Paul/Kobe/Bynum is a superteam. The superteam dies when Gasol goes to the Rockets. I don't blame them if they block a Dwight Howard trade at that point. I guess Chris Paul and Dwight Howard have to choose a non-contender to play together. I wonder how that works... has to be a non-playoff team? Then most of those teams don't necessarily have the pieces to trade for Paul/Howard, unless they give up a decent amount of draft picks.

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    Goose!Goose! That's me, honey Show me the way home, honeyRegistered User regular
    The NBA says it was for "basketball reasons" and not because of pressure from the other owners, as the trade was not even brought up at the Board of Governors meeting.

    Chris Paul is mad and is exploring legal action with NBPA's Billy Hunter

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    Goose!Goose! That's me, honey Show me the way home, honeyRegistered User regular
    LamarOdom tweets "When a team trades you and it doesn't go down, Now what?

    A Basketball writer: "I assume Stan Van Gundy has been advised to never use the phrase "basketball reasons."

    Another: "Basketball reasons to replace DNP - Coach's decision in box scores."

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    NiryaNirya Registered User regular
    Yeah, this is a bad league precedent to send, since the deal was fair by all standards, and the NBA just nix's a deal. I imagine this goes through sometime this weekend with a draft pick thrown in, otherwise the NBA could be facing legal action that it doesn't really need right now.

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    Goose!Goose! That's me, honey Show me the way home, honeyRegistered User regular
    Not only that, but one exec speculated they might not allow Paul to be dealt. Why not let NO get as muh as they can?

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    KrunkMcGrunkKrunkMcGrunk Registered User regular
    edited December 2011
    On the one hand, I'm happy the NBA stopped a super-team. On the other hand... what the hell, NBA? Why would you think getting involved in a trade is even a remotely good idea?

    e: Brandon Roy is retiring today!?

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    PeenPeen Registered User regular
    That was an awful, awful thing the NBA did. I'm aware of Bill Simmons' shortcomings so chill out haters but his column on this topic is spot on.

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    KrunkMcGrunkKrunkMcGrunk Registered User regular
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    MaximumMaximum Registered User regular
    Total bullshit. Why not just contract the team?

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    PeenPeen Registered User regular
    And the thing is, like Simmons points out, New Orleans got the best of the deal. It's like the other owners only see the big names and don't even really understand the sport that they're a part of and that's a shame.

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    Clint EastwoodClint Eastwood My baby's in there someplace She crawled right inRegistered User regular
    dan gilbert is such a twat

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