2021-2022 NBA Regular Season

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Who Will Win the NBA Title This Season?

  • THE CAVS

    Votes: 32 43.2%
  • The Lakers

    Votes: 4 5.4%
  • The Bucks

    Votes: 14 18.9%
  • The Suns

    Votes: 3 4.1%
  • The Hawks

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • The Warriors

    Votes: 7 9.5%
  • The Brooklyn Betas

    Votes: 8 10.8%
  • The Clippers

    Votes: 1 1.4%
  • The Nuggets

    Votes: 2 2.7%
  • The Timberwolves

    Votes: 3 4.1%

  • Total voters
    74

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Man I wanna know how the Warriors do it… How they can draft a Poole and turn him into a mini Curry backup…

Like their whole offensive and defensive philosophy is just different…
That kind of luck just makes me want to see them get dismantled even more and more. Assholes are gonna win 70 games again.
 

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That kind of luck just makes me want to see them get dismantled even more and more. Assholes are gonna win 70 games again.

Being able to consistently draft well outside of the top5 isn't luck.

They obviously have a good front office and good scouts.

They don't hit on every pick but they hit on enough. Particularly considering they don't draft high anymore.
 

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Being able to consistently draft well outside of the top5 isn't luck.

They obviously have a good front office and good scouts.

They don't hit on every pick but they hit on enough. Particularly considering they don't draft high anymore.
I disagree. A lot of luck is involved in picks, especially drafting out of the top 10. For example, even the Spurs couldn't have forseen what Kawhi was going to be, similar to how Giannis was drafted out of the top 10 but will go down as one of the GOAT. Similarly, there was no indicator that Poole was going to be basically Klay insurance.

Where I give them credit is rehabilitating the career of Andrew Wiggins. It was a long shot, but he was wildly inefficient offensively for years in the league. Meme status when he first made it to Golden State (due to the general overrating of SFs in the NBA). Now he looks just as good as Harrison Barnes was when he was there. In the past, scoring someone like Shaun Livingston was a shrewd front office move. I also give them credit for building a system that prioritizes heads-up basketball play over everything, but they've got the luxury of a generational talent to build around. And the benefit of officiating that excuses the rules they break to make their offense work.
 

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I disagree. A lot of luck is involved in picks, especially drafting out of the top 10. For example, even the Spurs couldn't have forseen what Kawhi was going to be, similar to how Giannis was drafted out of the top 10 but will go down as one of the GOAT. Similarly, there was no indicator that Poole was going to be basically Klay insurance.

Where I give them credit is rehabilitating the career of Andrew Wiggins. It was a long shot, but he was wildly inefficient offensively for years in the league. Meme status when he first made it to Golden State (due to the general overrating of SFs in the NBA). Now he looks just as good as Harrison Barnes was when he was there. In the past, scoring someone like Shaun Livingston was a shrewd front office move. I also give them credit for building a system that prioritizes heads-up basketball play over everything, but they've got the luxury of a generational talent to build around. And the benefit of officiating that excuses the rules they break to make their offense work.

Disagree with a lot of this.

The spurs didn't even luck into Kawhi.

They traded for him. They traded a very young, very promising George Hill off of a title conteding team for a rookie.

You can't tell me they didn't absolutely know.something a lot of other people didn't with a risky move like that.
 

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Disagree with a lot of this.

The spurs didn't even luck into Kawhi.

They traded for him. They traded a very young, very promising George Hill off of a title conteding team for a rookie.

You can't tell me they didn't absolutely know.something a lot of other people didn't with a risky move like that.
What was George Hill going to do with that Spurs team at that point in time? Their guards at the time were top notch.

At best, they saw a wing with some upside. Not sure if they saw someone generational, which is what I mean. They at best knew where the direction of the league was going and hung a flyer on someone that would fit their system.
 

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What was George Hill going to do with that Spurs team at that point in time? Their guards at the time were top notch.

At best, they saw a wing with some upside. Not sure if they saw someone generational, which is what I mean. They at best knew where the direction of the league was going and hung a flyer on someone that would fit their system.

Come on man.

You don't trade a very promising young player on a contending team to take a flyer.

There's obviously some luck but there's a reason some.teams manage to find really good players year after year and others don't.

If it was all luck then we'd all be scouts.
 

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Stewart didn’t actually want any smoke. If he didn’t he would’ve went after LeBron when they were standing right across from each other instead of waiting until there were 20 people standing between them before acting like a lunatic.
Situation changes when you see and taste your own blood.
 

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Mcgee and Hartenstein are giving quality 15-18 minutes a night for good teams.

They'd be godsend here.

No idea why McGee couldn't get a minute from Malone in Denver. He's been productive for PHX all year in limited minutes. Was great last night.
 

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So what's the new death lineup when Klay is back: Curry, Poole, Thompson, Wiggins, Green?
 

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