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    Re: 2019-20 NBA Season Discussion Thread

    I felt his comments were more about thinking he deserved more credit than he got, than they were about downplaying what Giannis did. Which is a fine line to walk anyways so I could certainly see it going either way. I get that Giannis would feel slighted, I think most people would.

    I don't mean to give the impression that I think Giannis was just way out of line for throwing shade, but as a Rockets fan it obviously stuck out to me that he downplayed Harden's ability twice in such a short window. And seeing as I've had to see people yammer on about Harden being a ball hog and not playing defense ever since he came to Houston, even though that stopped being true several years ago, it definitely strikes a chord with me.

    I think in the end it's good to see both guys are very competitive, as long as it doesn't become a personal thing. Being that I like both guys a lot, I'd rather it not get too ugly between them.

    As far as Harden and the MVP this year... eh. I got over it after he finally got his two years ago. Shit like Zach Lowe saying that when he won it, it was basically just voters acquiescing to all the outrage over his previous losses does make me want to see him rack up more, but I've moved on for the most part. I don't think he'll even be a finalist this year. I would expect Russ to get more votes than him at this rate, actually.
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    Re: 2019-20 NBA Season Discussion Thread

    Speaking of the Rockets, looks like they're signing DeMarre Carroll and Jeff Green to fill up their roster. Not bad signings tbh and they're really embracing this small ball mentality. It's pretty fun to watch, not gonna lie.

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    It's a bold leap. Many have experimented with this style before but they're really going full speed ahead with no bigs.
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    Re: 2019-20 NBA Season Discussion Thread

    I just saw the defense comment in the post-game presser and I'm even more mad that Rockets fans are up in arms about it. Giannis was literally just re-iterating Nurse's gameplan, which was to attack Harden cause he was really was the defensive weakpoint of that lineup. You're talking about trying to attack a team of LeBron, AD, Kawhi, etc. and these boys are fired up cause Giannis said totally truthfully that the gameplan was to go after the small dude who's not a defensive all-star?

    And if anything it was a compliment to Harden's defense because that was their gameplan and it didn't work



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    Re: 2019-20 NBA Season Discussion Thread

    I dont recall Harden saying anything about narratives driving who wins MVP when he was the one winning. Sour grapes. Giannis should throw more shade.

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    Giannis is pretty nice toward players so I doubt this was actually meant to be mean-spirited.


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    Re: 2019-20 NBA Season Discussion Thread

    Giannis has sucked at picking teams, on a different note. This being the third time they've done this format and hes 0-3 and just let lebron have all the stars

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    Re: 2019-20 NBA Season Discussion Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Broc Lobster View Post
    Giannis has sucked at picking teams, on a different note. This being the third time they've done this format and hes 0-3 and just let lebron have all the stars
    I can agree with this. Dude pretty much just picked the East All-Stars but I guess it can be said that Lebron just chose the West All-Stars as well.

    Going into the second half of the season, what storylines will you be looking for?

    Personally, I want to see if the Lakers get anyone from the buyout market (Moe Harkless plz). I want to see who gets the 8th seed in the West. I want to see if load management becomes more apparent as the playoffs approach. Lastly, I want to see Zion and Ja continue to be great for their teams.

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    Re: 2019-20 NBA Season Discussion Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Broc Lobster View Post
    Giannis has sucked at picking teams, on a different note. This being the third time they've done this format and hes 0-3 and just let lebron have all the stars
    He's doing it on purpose. He said this season he likes drafting underdogs because they're like him.

    Also this is only the second year of the draft format and he only lost by two points this year so his team hardly got outclassed.



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    They might have won even if they didn't run into noted defender James Harden in the 4th.
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    Re: 2019-20 NBA Season Discussion Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Renji View Post
    Going into the second half of the season, what storylines will you be looking for?
    Can the Sixers figure out their shit?


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    Re: 2019-20 NBA Season Discussion Thread

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    He's doing it on purpose. He said this season he likes drafting underdogs because they're like him.

    Also this is only the second year of the draft format and he only lost by two points this year so his team hardly got outclassed.
    Makes sense. It is actually the third year of the draft format, but I had to go back and look and the first year they did it was LeBron vs Steph Curry, so I was wrong on that. The first year too they didnt televise the draft cuz they didnt want to hurt anybody's feelings.

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    Cant wait for one of them to win a title

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    Man, what's with Harden taking ill-informed shots at Giannis lately?



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    Because he doesn't play defense and finally someone, other than media members and fans, called him out for the fact that all he does is dribble for 22 seconds...shuffle backwards 4-7 steps and hit threes and it hit him in just the right spot to feel the need to try and make a retort

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    Who do you guys have winning the race for the 8th seed in the west? As a Kings fan, I can't even explain how much I would love to get steamrolled by the Lakers in the playoffs. But I'm conditioned to expect we'll probably finish at the bottom of the tier of teams in the race right now.

    Memphis, as of right now is 3.5 games ahead of Portland, 4 games ahead of Sacramento and San Antonio, and 5 games ahead of New Orleans.

    Memphis is without JJJ, Portland is just now getting Dame back, Sacramento is 6-2 since the all star break, San Antonio is coached by Popovich, ZION>?!



    My honest guess, is Portland comes together and we see LeBron vs. Melo and Dame vs. AD, which is a fun story to me as those guys came in the same draft class.


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    I think Memphis hangs on, but I also want the Kings to get it.


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    I hope Memphis hangs on because Ja deserves it. I do want Spurs to make it as well because playoff basketball without Spurs feels so wrong.

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    I hope new orleans makes it just cuz them vs LA in a 7 game series would be fun

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