2021-2022 NBA Regular Season

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Who Will Win the NBA Title This Season?

  • THE CAVS

    Votes: 43 46.2%
  • The Lakers

    Votes: 4 4.3%
  • The Bucks

    Votes: 14 15.1%
  • The Suns

    Votes: 4 4.3%
  • The Hawks

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • The Warriors

    Votes: 13 14.0%
  • The Brooklyn Betas

    Votes: 9 9.7%
  • The Clippers

    Votes: 1 1.1%
  • The Jim Chones

    Votes: 1 1.1%
  • The Timberwolves

    Votes: 4 4.3%

  • Total voters
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Rich

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Teams like the Bulls are why I’m happy with waiting to pull the trigger on asset draining moves/overpaying good players to improve now. They have high level treadmill written all over them. What can they do to put themselves over the top?

Well they're the first seed right now soo.....

What's a high level treadmill team btw? Sorta an oxymoron.
 

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BUlls just got slapped around by the fully loaded Nets team.

I actually think the Bulls are really good but they don't have the firepower to deal with that team with all three of them playing. Neither does Milwaukee.

Neither does Golden State for that matter.
Problem is the Nets will never be fully loaded every game with Cryrie not been vaccinated. That sorta throws home court advantage away in the playoffs!
 

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Well they're the first seed right now soo.....

What's a high level treadmill team btw? Sorta an oxymoron.
A team that flirts with winning but never really wins it all because they lack superstars. May even place really high in conference.

Think Jazz last season. First place in West. Lost 4-2 in the second round.
 

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they are definitely gonna be found among the top of the conference. do they have the star power at the top of the roster to go toe-to-toe with GSW, Suns, Nets, or Bucks? even if two of those teams suffer injuries, they still have another two badass teams to face for 7 games.

Tough sledding without superstars.

Who is the superstar on the Suns who is that much better than anyone on the Bulls?
 

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Who is the superstar on the Suns who is that much better than anyone on the Bulls?
Definitely not a superstar better but I’d argue the Suns have a superior leader and a squad that just fits together perfectly.

I like what the Bulls did actually and I enjoy the way they run their offense.

It will be interesting to watch guys like Ball & Lavine compete in big time games when that time comes where every possession is magnified…
 

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Definitely not a superstar better but I’d argue the Suns have a superior leader and a squad that just fits together perfectly.

I like what the Bulls did actually and I enjoy the way they run their offense.

It will be interesting to watch guys like Ball & Lavine compete in big time games when that time comes where every possession is magnified…

That might be the case - I was just responding to the point made by @Alec Zander that a team must have a "superstar" to be a legit threat. But if you can get around that with good leadership and fit, then the Bills at least deserve to be in the conversation regarding their leadership and fit.
 

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It's ridiculous to fault the Bulls for successfully transforming their team and becoming one of the best teams in the league, just because they might not win a championship. It's like, is basketball even worth it if you don't rig the system to stack three first team all-NBA players on your squad?
 

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That might be the case - I was just responding to the point made by @Alec Zander that a team must have a "superstar" to be a legit threat. But if you can get around that with good leadership and fit, then the Bills at least deserve to be in the conversation regarding their leadership and fit.
I agree. I’m also on board with what they did.

Even tho Chicago is the crown jewel of the Midwest, it’s not like that franchise (like Milwaukee, Indiana, Detroit, Cleveland) is really an attractive destination and city for players to flock too — as they simply don’t…

So if you have an opportunity to take a swing and get a couple players like DeRozan or Ball— it’s a no brainer cause that opportunity rarely comes around for some of these markets, including Chicago…
 

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It's ridiculous to fault the Bulls for successfully transforming their team and becoming one of the best teams in the league, just because they might not win a championship. It's like, is basketball even worth it if you don't rig the system to stack three first team all-NBA players on your squad?
I mean, I don’t disagree with this at all. I hope the bulls win a title this year if we can’t. We need teams like that. We need better parity and balancing of talent.

It’s clear as day that winning a ring like the bucks carries way more weight in the immediate and historically. Versus a bullshit Golden State Warriors with Kevin Durant ring
 

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