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20 Aug 2018 07:31:30
Christmas Games should be:
1. Lakers vs Celtics -a franchise rivalry, LeBron vs Kyrie..
2. Warriors vs Rockets -a rematch from West Finals.. "IF"only CP3 wasnt injured, could they beat the Warriors??
3. Thunder vs Jazz -a rematch from 1st rd.. Westbrook vs Mitchell..
4. Spurs vs Raptors -from Leonard-DeRozan trade.. Both of players will be facing their former and also their 1st team..
5. Sixers vs Bucks -adding some East powerhouse teams on the mix.. Giannis vs Embiid..

additional:
6. Pelicans vs Blazers -1st rd rematch..
7. Twolves vs Heat -Wade(if resign) vs Butler..

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21 Aug 2018 14:50:52
A couple other fun matchups to watch could be 76ers vs heat, or Warriors vs Celtics.

76ers vs Heat
Embiid vs Whiteside beef, and Embiid also had a lil in game beef with Winslow over his mask in round 1 of playoffs

Warriors vs Celtics
Potential 1 in the west vs 1 in the East and potential Finals matchup preview.

19 Aug 2018 23:57:49
Assuming all of the other players on the team are average which group would pick for one game?

1. Jordan and Pippen
2.Durant and Lebron
3. Barkley, klay Thompson, and prime Rondo
4.Curry, Giannis and Derozan
5.Lowry, Drummond, Love, and McCollum
6. Magic, Ben Wallace , Ben Simmons, and prime Tony Allen
7. Walker, Booker, Jaylen Brown, Draymond, and Marc Gasol
8 Nash, Kerr, Stockton, West, and Iverson

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20 Aug 2018 01:42:50
I'd take Kobe and Shaq. Oops, they are not there. :)

20 Aug 2018 04:09:58
Has to be 2, 3, or 4.

20 Aug 2018 04:54:13
I’d go #4 as great as 1 and 2 can be you get 3 players.
Some of the 4 packages are good but not all star studded teams can share the ball and work like the current warriors team.

Freaks athleticism and potential, Demar mid range, footwork and arsenal of attack, and the best shooter probably ever with the most range I’ve ever seen

Sign me up.

21 Aug 2018 01:37:18
Or probably lebron and Durant lol how can you not.

21 Aug 2018 02:47:27
3 couldn't work. Barkley will kill rondo.

21 Aug 2018 14:55:37
I would take Westbrook, Thompson, and Davis. Any of them could go for 50 any night, and they would b a P&R nightmare. But from your list Prob 4.

22 Aug 2018 15:44:46
Who would pick 7.

19 Aug 2018 23:33:13
Who's your alltime top 10?
My list
1. Jordan
2. Lebron
3. Wilt
4. Bird
5. Magic
6. Kareem
7. Russell
8. Shaq
9. Hakeem
10. Duncan

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20 Aug 2018 01:43:40
Jordan, Kobe, Lebron, Magic, Wilt, Kareem, Shaq, Russell, Bird, Duncan.

20 Aug 2018 03:21:53
Jordan
James
Magic
Kobe
Bird
Wilt
Kareem
Shaq
Russell
Duncan.

20 Aug 2018 04:13:05
1. MJ
2. LeBron
3. Kareem
4. Kobe
5. Wilt
6. Shaq
7. Magic
8. Bird
9. Duncan
10. Russell/ Hakeem/ Robertson.

20 Aug 2018 18:04:44
1. Jordan
2. Kobe
3. Lebron
4. Bird
5. Hakeem
6. Shaq
7. Magic
8. Kareem
9. Russell
10. Wilt.

20 Aug 2018 19:30:57
Jordan
Russel/ kareem
Kareem/ russell
Magic/ bird/ james
Bird/ james/ magic
James/ magic/ bird
Isaiah Thomas
Wilt
Moses Malone
Shaq
11. Kobe Bryant
12. Karl Malone.

20 Aug 2018 22:10:59
Durant when finished his career will be on this list.

21 Aug 2018 02:27:37
Durant could easily if he can still ball a few years after 35. Durant scores so easily and is a lengthy defender. He'll be up there if all goes well in the latter years.

21 Aug 2018 17:43:43
I think for me to put Durant in the top 10, he would need to either win a title away from the Warriors or finish top 5 alltime in points scored. I think, I’ll always hold the jump to the Warriors against him unless he can get a title on his own team. I don’t mind the super team stuff, but to go to a team that is that good and that beat you in the 7th game of conference finals is just a bad look.

19 Aug 2018 22:04:06
Raptors: J.Val, Powell

Rockets- Anderson, Nene

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20 Aug 2018 04:57:34
Ya raps would love to take that unmovable insane contract . or they can keep jv and compete. Powell’s 10 mill is an easier pill to swallow .
He is no world beater but before last years struggles he looked to be a solid contributor and his d is still solid

But still wouldn’t touch Anderson with a 10 f pole.

19 Aug 2018 16:28:31
Just bored here my big what if.. Make them reasonable.


The Cavs could been a dynasty.. 2011 draft Irving number one I would got Leonard number 4. Leonard was the second best sf on the big board behind Williams. There need was a sf they has Andy and Jamison to play pf at that time. Make a trade for pick 29 ave draft butler. So next year they could won that coin toss and drafted Davis. Then eventually got king james back.
Irving butler Leonard James Davis. 15 16 17 18 champs

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19 Aug 2018 18:46:50
You could do a what if for basically every team and have a dynasty.

20 Aug 2018 16:00:23
Yeah, what if Portland had a prime Brandon Roy, a 100% healthy Greg Oden, had picked Draymond instead of Meyers Leonard, and kept Aldridge. And picked Giannis instead of McCollum.

Starting lineup of Lillard, Roy, Giannis, Draymond, and Oden. With Aldrdige off the bench.

As NBA said, you can do this with every team. Especially with the late pick guys like Green or Butler.

21 Aug 2018 02:49:09
What if Portland pair MJ with drexler.

21 Aug 2018 15:12:10
The Cavs one way more believable just take out Butler And that could happened they lost the coin toss and got waiters. Irving ad and Leonard with james joining back would been crazy.

18 Aug 2018 07:54:50
Caboclo is terrible but I like the gamble for the rockets who have late picks and no cap flexibility. 2 years away. Seriously this time

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17 Aug 2018 18:41:12
Taking into account fit together, what's the best 10 man rotation in today's league?

I'd go

Curry/Harden
Leonard/ Thompson
Durant/George
Lebron/ Antetokounmpo
Davis/Gobert



This is assuming Leonard is healthy and close to the same player. My back up 4 and 5 came down to Giannis, Gobert, and Green. I chose Giannis over Green for his offensive ability and freak athleticism and Gobert, because it gives you an ability to play big. Multiple players on the team could give you something close to Draymond and that can't really be said about Gobert. I chose George over Butler because he's the better shooter. I considered Chris Paul at point, because of his defense. Then reconsidered because you could throw Lebron at point for stretches if you wanted to go defense heavy. Also, because Harden is an offensive machine and Curry's range just gives the opposing team to much area to cover. Westbrook is probably a top 5 or 10 player, but his lack of ability without the ball seems like a bad fit next to most of these guys imo.

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17 Aug 2018 19:27:00
Jokic/ Embid
Davis/ Lbj
Giannis/ Durant
Thompson/ Butler
Irving/ Paul.

17 Aug 2018 19:59:24
I do same as yours just switch harden for Irving.

17 Aug 2018 23:12:05
Starting lineup: Curry, Durant, Giannis, Lebron, Davis. Guard a lineup that Lebron is the second smallest player. That size (without being “bigs”) is unstoppable on both ends of the court.

Reserves: Harden, Klay Thompson, Leonard (assuming he’s 100%), Lillard (homer pick), Gobert. A bunch of great shooters and two of the best defenders in the NBA. All of those guys can play off the ball to the ball dominant starters.

18 Aug 2018 01:35:56
Curry/ Kyrie
Harden/ Thompson
Lebron/ Kawhi
Durant/ Davis
Embiid/ Kat.

21 Aug 2018 15:15:09
I'd play AD at 4.

Steph, birdie
Harden Thompson
Kd, Kawhi
Lebron, AD
Gobert and embild.

16 Aug 2018 19:28:11
who would you rather have?

Donavan Mitchell or Devin Booker?

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16 Aug 2018 19:49:22
Mitchell.

16 Aug 2018 20:18:09
Factoring in contract situations? Mithcell

Ignoring contracts (I get either with a 5 year max deal) : It's a wash. Booker has better stats across the board, but Mitchell is on a more successful team (with a MUCH better team around him) . This might be a question that is asked for the next decade.

17 Aug 2018 00:03:29
Booker does not have better stats across the board. They shoot the same percentage. Booker has led his team to nothing. Mitchell as a rookie led his team to the playoffs. Booker doesn’t play defense. Mitchell is a beast all around.

Taking into account contracts or ignoring, Mitchell 100 times out of 100.

17 Aug 2018 00:10:15
Mitchell proved he can be the first option on a good team until Booker can do that it’s hard to argue he’s the better option. There are just to many players that have put up big stats on bad teams to know how good they are and how much of it’s just empty stats.

17 Aug 2018 01:36:46
Booker is small version of Minnesota's Kevin Love. Mitchell all the way.

17 Aug 2018 18:14:02
rkenne: Without Gobert, Utah was 11-16. Mitchell isn't the main reason that team is good. Gobert is.

Not trying to discount anything Mitchell does, he's absolutely great. But saying that team success is the reason one is better than the other isn't fair, because Mitchell plays with a MUCH better team. Not everyone is drafted into a perfect situation like Mitchell was.

17 Aug 2018 19:26:21
Great point bmiller. And since booker has been drafted. And since he has been the leader of the team.

They haven’t had a season with a winning percentage over 30%

Gobert is a part. And clearly so is Mitchell. Jazz lost their best player. And barely went down in performance.

Mitchel. Flat out.

Booker isn’t a top 30 player. He only provides scoring. Nothing else. And he scores as efficiently than Wiggins. I mean this is his first year cracking 50% eFg. That’s pitiful.

I honestly think he is the most overrated player in the league. It was Wiggins. Until he got that extension and everyone realized it was an awful move.

17 Aug 2018 23:16:38
No way Mitchell is considered a top 30 player yet either.

Booker’s best teammate so far has been.? I honestly have nothing. Warren? (Wow, that’s horrible if he’s the best) .

Considering a top 10-15 scorer that’s 21 the most overrated player in the NBA is silly. he's not Lebron or Kobe, but he’s really good. Comparing him to Love or Cousins is probably fair. And both of those guys are really good.

Can you win a ring with booker as your #1 option? Probably not. Can you with Mitchell? I don’t think so either.

18 Aug 2018 10:25:36
Mittchel, but it's a close one.

18 Aug 2018 15:13:31
Didn’t booker just sign a max contract?

Doesn’t booker shoot at a horribly inefficient rate?

Doesn’t booker lack basically every other facet of the game?

No one says booker has a great supporting cast. But the worst team ever since he was drafted, kinda says something. He is essentially Andrew Wiggins with less size. Awesome. Empty points and lots of losses.

18 Aug 2018 17:48:59
I’d take Booker over Wiggins any day. Atleast Booker has shown real progression. Plus, he can shoot and pass.

18 Aug 2018 23:23:42
Booker and Mitchell are about the same in efficiency. So if ones is horrible, the other is too. In terms of PER and true shooting, Booker is better than Mitchell. Booker is also a solid rebounder and has good assist numbers for a SG.

Also, from the eye test, Booker has just always been great each time I’ve watched him. An absolute stud offensively.

What other facets of the game do stars need anyway. If you’re good enough offensively, the rest is on the role players to make up. It’s been that way in the NBA for a long time.

20 Aug 2018 12:45:33
Booker is worse on defense, has more turnovers, played on a team where he could shoot every shot and no one would care. Booker has a smaller skill set compared to Mitchell and has been in the league 2 years longer.

16 Aug 2018 14:34:05
Twolves and Celtics are very quiet on their offseason..

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16 Aug 2018 15:01:04
The Wolves are such a mess right now that they almost have to just try to figure out if they can fix what they have.

For Boston, unless you make a big trade, what can you do? They already have a pretty set rotation and they don’t have capspace.

16 Aug 2018 19:23:37
Celts are busy going over future lottery pick prospects with the scouting crew. Keeping close tabs on zion Williamson.

16 Aug 2018 21:15:22
Portland, Jazz, Pistons, Heat were all relatively quite.

20 Aug 2018 07:14:12
I forgot Miami and Utah. tnx.

16 Aug 2018 09:10:37
Who is the top 5 countries in basketball you can start with USA ,

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16 Aug 2018 10:09:28
Usa, Spain, France, Serbia, Lithuania are probably top 5. Slovenia, Croatia, Argentina, Australia, Greece, Turkey after top 5.

16 Aug 2018 13:27:54
France, Spain, Serbia, Australia, and Canada.

16 Aug 2018 19:26:11
The Philippines are #1. They have more fans, players than any other country per capita. Basketball is the #1 sport hands down there.

16 Aug 2018 21:17:39
i See Australia getting number 2 next couple of years Simmons, bogut, patty mills, maker, smoking joe, pretty handy starting five.

16 Aug 2018 22:19:12
Your going to want exum on that team.

17 Aug 2018 00:05:11
Hahahahah Canada? Do they even play?

17 Aug 2018 00:25:17
Yes that was starting 5 Exum, Delly, baynes, would be coming off the bench.

17 Aug 2018 00:38:23
Not sure if Canada plays but u can ask wiggins, Jamal Murray olynyk, Corey Joseph, nik stauskas, Tristan Thompson and Shai gilgeous alaxander looks to have a bright future . Not world beaters but not every team is USA .

Anyways it’s not like there was a back to back mvp like Steve Nash born in Canada.
Not like the man who created the sport could have been Canadian?

17 Aug 2018 05:56:27
Btec, any country complaining that Jordan Clarkson wasn’t allowed to play for them is automatically disqualified from any list having to do with basketball.

17 Aug 2018 12:46:58
What is your problem rkenne?

17 Aug 2018 13:52:54
It’s a joke USA.

17 Aug 2018 19:27:53
Question was top 5 countries. The best of the best you got for Canada is staukas Wiggins Olynyk? Hysterical.

17 Aug 2018 19:33:01
Seriously north side. It was a question of top 5 countries in basketball. You list 5 scrubs. A player that was relevant a decade ago. And the creator of the sport over a hundred years ago. Not that he created it in Canada. But that he was born there so that counts.

Hysterical.

Please. In all seriousness. Is there a single all star from Canada? Because there are all stars in the past 5 years from many non USA countries. So if you want to get all butt hurt about that comment, perhaps counter it with decent info. Not ugly Olynyk and staukas.

Hysterical.

18 Aug 2018 01:45:17
Wish Kyrie had of played for Australia really could of cemented a top 3 spot in the rankings. Last World Cup we really took it to team USA for 90% of the game and bloody melo caught fire something about that guy in team USA he plays like a legend.

18 Aug 2018 01:48:41
Nice having you back hamburger. I agree.

 


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