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Old 10-19-2017, 06:02 PM
 
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Offer them here: the mild & the wild.

MVP: KD
DPOY: Gobert
COTY: Thibodeau
MIP: Porzingis
6th Man: Eric Gordon
ROTY: Ben Simmons

Finals: Warriors over Cavs
ECF: Cavs over Bucks
WCF: Warriors over Rockets

Who gets fired?
Billy Donovan
Doc Rivers
Dwane Casey
Dave Joerger
Quin Snyder

Biggest surprise: Giannis looks like the best player in the ECF
2nd biggest surprise: Spurs end their streak of 50+ win seasons
Biggest surprise for the media: OKC is not that good
Biggest disappointment: Pelicans don't trade Cousins
New record: a team makes 30 3s in a game
Best teams no one cares about: Grizzlies & Nuggets
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Old 10-20-2017, 08:46 AM
 
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I'll play...


MVP: Lebron
DPOY: Gobert
COTY: Malone
MIP: Jaylen Brown
6th Man: Eric Gordon
ROTY: Ben Simmons

Finals: Cavs over Rockets
ECF: Cavs over Wizards
WCF: Rockets over Warriors

Biggest surprise: (Tie) TWolves barely make the playoffs, OKC stumbles (5 seed), 76ers make the playoffs
2nd biggest surprise: Detroit plays well and makes the playoffs (6 seed)
Biggest surprise for the media: Warriors don't repeat
Biggest disappointment: OKC, Boston
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Old 10-20-2017, 09:37 PM
 
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I'll play...


MVP: Lebron
DPOY: Gobert
COTY: Malone
MIP: Jaylen Brown
6th Man: Eric Gordon
ROTY: Ben Simmons

Finals: Cavs over Rockets
ECF: Cavs over Wizards
WCF: Rockets over Warriors

Biggest surprise: (Tie) TWolves barely make the playoffs, OKC stumbles (5 seed), 76ers make the playoffs
2nd biggest surprise: Detroit plays well and makes the playoffs (6 seed)
Biggest surprise for the media: Warriors don't repeat
Biggest disappointment: OKC, Boston
If they wear Lebron out chasing an MVP season at his age with heavy minutes you can kiss a championship goodbye.

Gotta be reasonable about Lebron at this stage of his career playing on a contender.

Playing him enough minutes each night to push for MVP would be insanely bad coaching\organizational tactics.
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Old 10-21-2017, 11:46 PM
 
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The Cavs don't seem to have a 2nd scorer right now. They shouldn't be too worried as long as Thomas comes back ready to go, but the next couple months may be a grind. Of course all they need is the 8 seed and they'll still get to the finals anyway.
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Old 10-23-2017, 09:37 AM
 
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The Cavs don't seem to have a 2nd scorer right now. They shouldn't be too worried as long as Thomas comes back ready to go, but the next couple months may be a grind. Of course all they need is the 8 seed and they'll still get to the finals anyway.
Right now - it is a rotation issue.


Lebron/Rose/JR/Love/Crowder is the better first unit. You have to respect drive and kick out that Lebron and Rose possess and then you have some shooters on the wing.
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Old 10-23-2017, 09:40 AM
 
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If they wear Lebron out chasing an MVP season at his age with heavy minutes you can kiss a championship goodbye.

Gotta be reasonable about Lebron at this stage of his career playing on a contender.

Playing him enough minutes each night to push for MVP would be insanely bad coaching\organizational tactics.
I don't think he has to play 38/40 night to get the award. Maybe guys like Harden and Westbrook who will have to share the ball a little more won't put up out this world numbers.


If folks are taking about Giannis- Lebron made a statement about that this past Friday.
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Old 10-23-2017, 07:30 PM
 
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I don't think he has to play 38/40 night to get the award. Maybe guys like Harden and Westbrook who will have to share the ball a little more won't put up out this world numbers.


If folks are taking about Giannis- Lebron made a statement about that this past Friday.

Keep in mind, I'm not saying Lebron isn't the best player in the league, I just talking about how the league tends to give out the award. Just look at last year. Nuff said.

P.S. I predict I'm not losing that Laker in the playoffs bet this year either. Or next year.....heck maybe after Trump leaves office?
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Old 10-24-2017, 07:57 AM
 
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Keep in mind, I'm not saying Lebron isn't the best player in the league, I just talking about how the league tends to give out the award. Just look at last year. Nuff said.

P.S. I predict I'm not losing that Laker in the playoffs bet this year either. Or next year.....heck maybe after Trump leaves office?
Spoken like a true Cleveland Sports Fan with the Lakers I will say "there is always next year" and I'm going to admit now it probably won't happen this year.


With Lebron and the award- I agree its numbers focused but I think Westbrook and Harden have their numbers water down a bit with the additions to their respective teams
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Old 10-25-2017, 12:36 PM
 
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Hard to see LeBron winning MVP unless he has an otherworldly performance. And to do that would require the kind of minutes LeBron just shouldn't be playing at this stage of his career.

MVP: Kawhi Leonard (unless he misses significant time)
ROY: Ben Simmons
DPOY: Rudy Gobert
COY: Tom Thibodeau
MIP: Jaylen Brown
6MOY: Nick Young


Surprises:
Brooklyn is better than expected.
OKC is not as good as expected.
CP3 misses significant time, but Houston does well without him.
Embiid plays at least 60 games this season.
Dwight Howard has a very productive season in Charlotte.
New Orleans misses the playoffs.
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Old 10-26-2017, 07:12 AM
 
Location: Slovakia
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Cheering for Utah Jazz too bad Gordon Hayward went to Boston. I like Memphis Grizzlies too.
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