NBA season 2018/19



  • Are the Lakers fucked? LBJ is still awesome, but he's old.

    They publicly offered up every player on the roster to try and land Davis, and missed out. That has to fuck with the locker room. In the end they didn't get shit. They are playing in the West, where you need a good record just for the privilige of being smashed by the Warriors in the first round.

    No one appears to want to deal with them, so there is a chance they get no one in the off season either.

    Disharmony, no big signing, LBJ to request a trade in the off-season (to the Clippers duh duh!!)



  • Saw Brian Windhorst on ESPN basically say that the Pelicans just wanted to fuck with the Lakers this free agency period, as they think they've been tampering to get AD to LA.

    So they suckered them into trade talks, leaked every offer they received, which in turn sowed some real disharmony in the squad.

    It's a great 'fuck you' strategy, though I'm still guessing Davis wears a Lakers jersey eventually.



  • @barbarian Windhorst is a bit of a puppet for LeBron so I would take his comments with a grain of salt.



  • @KiwiMurph said in NBA season 2018/19:

    @barbarian Windhorst is a bit of a puppet for LeBron so I would take his comments with a grain of salt.

    That's ESPN as a whole. He's their first second and third story of the day if he takes a shit.



  • @canefan said in NBA season 2018/19:

    The Lakers make do with trading Zubac and Beazley to the clips for some Muscala guy. I hope he's good because I liked Zubac

    Muscala can play. In today’s NBA he’s a good addition. Can shoot outside and open up space for LBJ, Ingram and Kuzma



  • On the Lakers, don’t worry Magic was going to be with the team in Boston to give all those young guys a nice big hug.



  • New Sixers roster looks really good so far - a couple of wins against Denver and the Lakers now in the books.

    Fuck the rest of the NBA, the only thing I'm actually interested in this season is who wins the Eastern Conference (and then loses in five to the Warriors).

    You can barely separate the four teams at the moment, while the Pacers sans-Oladipo will still hang around...



  • @barbarian said in NBA season 2018/19:

    New Sixers roster looks really good so far - a couple of wins against Denver and the Lakers now in the books.

    Fuck the rest of the NBA, the only thing I'm actually interested in this season is who wins the Eastern Conference (and then loses in five to the Warriors).

    You can barely separate the four teams at the moment, while the Pacers sans-Oladipo will still hang around...

    The East was good fun before the close of the trading, it's even more now.

    Spurs had a shocking weekend. Rested their best players v the Warriors to keep them fresh for their other two games, which they got smoked in as well.



  • So, the Warriors look a little shaky, dropping 2 of their last 3, including to a Harden-less Rockets. Is there a glimmer of hope?

    Spurs on a horror road trip, in which they are 1-5, going from pushing for 5th to in the battle just to make the 8.

    It was an interesting discussion on The Jump this morning, Spurs are rebuilding, is it actually helping them by trying to win all the time? The team has two good players, and a bunch of okay ones, and a great coach (ssshhh Baron) but that is enough to make you a treadmill team. Is that enough?

    Although, maybe they are tanking seeing as the lost to the fucking Knicks.



  • Rockets have beaten the Warriors three times this season. And gave them a run for their money in the play-offs last year. Please Rockets, please....



  • Upset day. Rockets just got over the Hornets. Then Wizards beat the Nets, Hawks beat the T-wolves, Heat beat the Warriors, and the Bulls beat the Grizzlies. Mavs leading the Pacers deep in to the 4th as well. Imagine what that multi would have paid?



  • Deeeeeeeeee Wade for threeeeeeeeee

    Heat with Wade and Dragic off the bench played well.



  • Blazers over the Celtics, who've dropped their fourth game in a row. Big alarm bells ringing there, and it now looks like Kyrie might leave.

    It's been a bizarre fall. This was supposed to be their coronation year, where Hayward gets fit and Tatum becomes a superstar. Instead they've gone backwards, and they don't have any more Brooklyn picks to save them...



  • @ACT-Crusader said in NBA season 2018/19:

    Deeeeeeeeee Wade for threeeeeeeeee

    Heat with Wade and Dragic off the bench played well.

    Wade is having a pretty decent little season.



  • @mariner4life said in NBA season 2018/19:

    @ACT-Crusader said in NBA season 2018/19:

    Deeeeeeeeee Wade for threeeeeeeeee

    Heat with Wade and Dragic off the bench played well.

    Wade is having a pretty decent little season.

    He is. Probably could go another. Dirk on the other hand....



  • Bogut back to the Warriors for the rest of the season



  • @mariner4life said in NBA season 2018/19:

    Bogut back to the Warriors for the rest of the season

    Hope he lasts longer than 60 seconds this time



  • Lakers lose to the Clippers and fall further out of the finals race. They looked horrible in the last quarter, no heart at all.

    Turns out signing a bunch of lunatic veterans to fill out their roster might not have been a great idea after all.

    This could hurt Lebron's legacy - he doesn't seem like a great team-mate, and he looks to be gunning to get another coach sacked.



  • @barbarian said in NBA season 2018/19:

    Lakers lose to the Clippers and fall further out of the finals race. They looked horrible in the last quarter, no heart at all.

    Turns out signing a bunch of lunatic veterans to fill out their roster might not have been a great idea after all.

    This could hurt Lebron's legacy - he doesn't seem like a great team-mate, and he looks to be gunning to get another coach sacked.

    LBJ has always divided opinions, and dramatically as well. But this season he has really upset a lot of people. There are a heap of fans unhappy with his chucking his teammates under the bus, and his lack of (public) leadership. Add in the Lakers now sucking and it's painted a massive target on him.

    The Lakers fell apart right around the time they tried to shop their entire roster to get another superstar in to help.

    Lakers have a lot of fans, and they are pretty entitled, so this was never going to go well for him if they didn't succeed in some way.



  • @barbarian said in NBA season 2018/19:

    Lakers lose to the Clippers and fall further out of the finals race. They looked horrible in the last quarter, no heart at all.

    Turns out signing a bunch of lunatic veterans to fill out their roster might not have been a great idea after all.

    This could hurt Lebron's legacy - he doesn't seem like a great team-mate, and he looks to be gunning to get another coach sacked.

    My Clippers are gunning for the playoffs. A nice 7 seed and they could be a banana skin for the Nuggets.

    Lou Williams, Mr 4th Quarter - a pro scorer that averages 20 off the bench. The Man.


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