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PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2012 3:26 am 
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Bulls up 30 and lose by 1 to the Bucks. Scott Skiles didn't make a single sub after the 3 minute mark in the 3rd quarter. Bulls lost the lead to Bucks bench scrubs....


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Okay, I've got a fantasy question. I've been offered the following trade:
Him: James Harden and Carlos Boozer
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Me: Mike Conley and Zach Randolph

He only has two point guards and one is currently injured. I have four starting point guards plus Jason Kidd. So it isn't going to hurt me much to lose Conley. I don't have many great rebounders so I don't want to part with Z-Bo, but the different in rebounding between him and Boozer is negligible. So I make out better in the trade.

Harden has been a beast so far, but after that Grantland piece I wonder if he can keep it up. His ability to put up these numbers isn't out of the norm, but he doesn't like to be in the spotlight, doesn't want to be "the man." So I'm worried he's going to fade. Then again, even if he does, he's still a great fantasy player. He was on my team last year when played alongside Durant and Westbrook and was still one of my best players.

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Love what Gregg Popovich is doing tonight. Sending Duncan, Ginobili, Parker, and Green back to San Antonio. The Spurs have played 3 games on the road since the Heat last played their last game (which was at home) and they have a big game against Memphis on Saturday. Plus, it's probably a bit of a middle finger to David Stern. San Antonio doesn't need this game, but they had to arrange the Spurs schedule to to get it on national TV.

Fuck the NBA and their schedule makers. I heard a couple of years ago that the Lakers had the least amount of back-to-backs in the league. Stern turned this league into a joke a while ago, and it only continues to get worse.


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Love what Gregg Popovich is doing tonight. Sending Duncan, Ginobili, Parker, and Green back to San Antonio. The Spurs have played 3 games on the road since the Heat last played their last game (which was at home) and they have a big game against Memphis on Saturday. Plus, it's probably a bit of a middle finger to David Stern. San Antonio doesn't need this game, but they had to arrange the Spurs schedule to to get it on national TV.

Fuck the NBA and their schedule makers. I heard a couple of years ago that the Lakers had the least amount of back-to-backs in the league. Stern turned this league into a joke a while ago, and it only continues to get worse.


The schedule is usually pretty fair in terms of back to backs and traveling. Obviously west teams travel more because the cities are further apart, but it's usually pretty equal.

Pop's move is both a middle finger to the league and schedule makers, but it is also a move to preserve the health of their older roster. That being said, basketball is entertainment and it is unfortunate the Spurs' best players aren't playing tonight. I was looking forward to watching two of the best teams go at it.

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ive said it before and ill say it again, if the league every instructed anyone to do anything to ensure the lakers/heat/chicago etc win the title it would have been exposed by now

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ive said it before and ill say it again, if the league every instructed anyone to do anything to ensure the lakers/heat/chicago etc win the title it would have been exposed by now


Absolutely. I guess I can see both sides of this issue but I agree with Zach Lowe's assessment. He's one of the best NBA writers out there.

http://www.grantland.com/blog/the-triangle/post/_/id/43832/san-antonio-vs-stern-making-sense-of-the-spurs-benching-controversy

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i understand that basketball is different than football, you have almost instantly recognize a player by his face, where as football when you watch a game you trust the player has the right uniform number on

now the question is is the league selling the game or the players or both?

the heat didnt win that game until 23 or some odd seconds left, so could pop punish the league had his players played and they lost by 40?

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Peeps wrote:
i understand that basketball is different than football, you have almost instantly recognize a player by his face, where as football when you watch a game you trust the player has the right uniform number on

now the question is is the league selling the game or the players or both?

the heat didnt win that game until 23 or some odd seconds left, so could pop punish the league had his players played and they lost by 40?


The NBA is the best American professional sports league at marketing their players. I say they're selling their players just as much as the game.

I guess I don't see how Stern can penalize Pop for doing this but allowing teams like the Warriors to completely tank the last third of last season. It seems pretty hypocritical to me.

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This stuff with Stern is why my interest in this league has gone to virtually nothing in the last decade...it would've been awesome if San Antonio won...but if I'm San Antonio I give him the middle finger and tell him I'm not paying him a dime...especially when his second in command basically praised San Antonio for doing this last April

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Stern is such a goon.


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Stern did the right thing. Fans that buy tickets, and the stations that pay huge money to televise these games got ripped off by this Busch league move.

If Stern allows Pop to do it, it could snowball out of control.

You never saw Phil Jackson, Chuck Daley, etc pull this bullshit....


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Busch league

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ScottZeagle wrote:
Stern did the right thing. Fans that buy tickets, and the stations that pay huge money to televise these games got ripped off by this Busch league move.

If Stern allows Pop to do it, it could snowball out of control.

You never saw Phil Jackson, Chuck Daley, etc pull this bullshit....



you never saw their teams play 4 games in 5 nights

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I love Gregg Popovich.

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 Post subject: Re: 2012-2013 NBA Thread
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how did TNT get ripped off by broadcasting a game that came down to the last 30 seconds?

how did Miami Heat fans get ripped off when the team they came to see (i.e. Lebron, Wade, Bosh) all played?

the fact is is Stern has no real authority to fine San Antonio for anything, they did this last year with no one batting an eye, and in April, Stern's own #2 praised it

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Spurs played an OT win against one of the best teams in the west tonight. Think the extra rest paid off? David Stern is a piece of garbage, always has been...


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ScottZeagle wrote:
Stern did the right thing. Fans that buy tickets, and the stations that pay huge money to televise these games got ripped off by this Busch league move.

If Stern allows Pop to do it, it could snowball out of control.

You never saw Phil Jackson, Chuck Daley, etc pull this bullshit....



You mean snowball out of control, like fake injuries to superstars once playoff seeding is pretty much determined, or intentionally and pretty blatantly tanking games for a better shot in the draft? Oh those things occur. EVERY SINGLE YEAR.


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Rubio is practicing again. All is right with the world.

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