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Kibner
Oct 21, 2008

#1 Pelican Fan
Yay, the Pels might actually be able to make big moves that are good, instead of bad ones. Gayle making it so that Griffin only answers to her is gonna be good for optics, even if it doesn't actually change much about the day-to-day.

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Kibner
Oct 21, 2008

#1 Pelican Fan
I don't like that the game is centered around the 3 pointer anymore. It's so much of a focus now it has made the game less interesting to watch. I like seeing the acrobatic skills involved when trying to score around and through people. Bombing away from distance does not excite me.

What if we just ban all screens?

Kibner
Oct 21, 2008

#1 Pelican Fan

Spacebump posted:

I feel like an old man saying this but I kind of agree. I think the solution could be making the 3 point line a straight line and eliminating the corner 3s.

I could live with trying this out, I think.

Kibner
Oct 21, 2008

#1 Pelican Fan
This is the good poo poo I like to hear:

https://twitter.com/_Andrew_Lopez/status/1118575582604857345

Kibner
Oct 21, 2008

#1 Pelican Fan
This... I don't know about...

https://twitter.com/_Andrew_Lopez/status/1118576744586461185

Kibner
Oct 21, 2008

#1 Pelican Fan

scuz posted:

Has no one learned anything from the Butler/Thibs/Wolves fiasco??

:shrug:

https://twitter.com/WillGuillory/status/1118576686654787586

e: at least the "all-in or all-out" statement makes me think it's something that is not being proposed lightly or half-heartedly so if AD does remain (yuck), it would be for a long term contract and have less drama (hopefully

Kibner
Oct 21, 2008

#1 Pelican Fan
Regardless, this has me excited:

https://twitter.com/ScottDKushner/status/1118578672833912832

Kibner
Oct 21, 2008

#1 Pelican Fan

Rick posted:

I think Davis staying in NO is really for the best.

Some random twitter people are thinking Griffin saying this may also just be a way to try to build up trade value for AD. I don't know what to believe. But things got ugly and I've gone to actively disliking the guy, so I'm down for trading him.

Kibner
Oct 21, 2008

#1 Pelican Fan
Make it so a foul on even 3pt shots results in only two free throws.

Kibner
Oct 21, 2008

#1 Pelican Fan

Declan MacManus posted:

that’ll definitely speed up the game

Make it so you foul out after five fouls, too.

Kibner
Oct 21, 2008

#1 Pelican Fan
tyreke is bad and no one should sign him imo

Kibner
Oct 21, 2008

#1 Pelican Fan
He made the playoffs, at least.

Kibner
Oct 21, 2008

#1 Pelican Fan
dammit you racist pieces of poo poo

https://twitter.com/Slasher/status/1121496136714473473

Kibner
Oct 21, 2008

#1 Pelican Fan

cougar cub posted:

Nice rant but echo fox doesn’t even have a quake division so point your anger towards the smash bros community

Yeah, they are just fighting games and moba's. Maybe a CS:GO team.

Kibner
Oct 21, 2008

#1 Pelican Fan
I play a lot of Quake Champions and only see/hear a slur used very rarely. Of course, I've stuck to casual playlists and no one really uses voice in that game and it takes too much time to type, so...

Kibner
Oct 21, 2008

#1 Pelican Fan
https://twitter.com/_Andrew_Lopez/status/1121848035313618944

Kibner
Oct 21, 2008

#1 Pelican Fan

chunkles posted:

i'm surprised it hasn't improved at all. i mean i guess there are always 4chan type idiots and no company has shown any ability to moderate any online community. but id think the general trend would be towards less of that following society in general.

Rainbow Six started banning people automatically with a word filter. It led to players baiting opponents/teammates to use slurs in order to get them banned. https://kotaku.com/every-game-should-copy-rainbow-sixs-new-chat-moderation-1827671630

Kibner
Oct 21, 2008

#1 Pelican Fan

Metapod posted:

HE MADE ME SLUR

Pretty much. The only exception is when someone would do something like ask "What's the short word for raccoon?".

Kibner
Oct 21, 2008

#1 Pelican Fan
https://twitter.com/TheSteinLine/status/1123026402171736064

Kibner
Oct 21, 2008

#1 Pelican Fan
oof. nothing that noone really didn't already expect, but still...

https://www.washingtonpost.com/spor...m=.814dbfab4d82

Kibner
Oct 21, 2008

#1 Pelican Fan
https://twitter.com/wojespn/status/1126243683408515073

Kibner
Oct 21, 2008

#1 Pelican Fan
https://twitter.com/JokicHive/status/1126569328634155010

welp

Kibner
Oct 21, 2008

#1 Pelican Fan

chunkles posted:

the second photo is a different game

don't ruin the joke! :v:

Kibner
Oct 21, 2008

#1 Pelican Fan
I really hope this works out, not just for players being paid and disrupting the NCAA, but also because David West owns: https://www.cnbc.com/2019/03/15/hoops-league-will-be-a-paid-alternative-to-ncaa-in-2020-david-west.html

quote:

[...]

The choice for athletes will be to join amateur college basketball, the dominant channel to the NBA, or the professional league, which plans to pay between $50,000 and $150,000 per season, based on a player’s talent and marketability, he said. He explained that HBL players will be able to sign with an agent and take advantage of their “fandom.”

[...]

As an added benefit, West said, the league will run in the summer and end in September. Players will then enroll in college without the pressure of balancing basketball and school, he said. Athletes can also pursue nontraditional education pathways, he said.

HBL would consider accepting players outside their target age demographics under special circumstances, such as those who joined the military or college athletes unhappy with their current situation, without penalty, West said.

[...]

“These players are generating quite [a brand],” West said. “Our pitch ... is that we’re going to offer you greater value so you can sign with a marketing agent immediately to begin to monetize your likeness.”

Kibner
Oct 21, 2008

#1 Pelican Fan
https://twitter.com/AndySlater/status/1127973787289423874

Kibner
Oct 21, 2008

#1 Pelican Fan
Grats Clipper fans!

Kibner
Oct 21, 2008

#1 Pelican Fan
https://twitter.com/rodger/status/1128718529950126080?s=19

Kibner
Oct 21, 2008

#1 Pelican Fan

https://twitter.com/MasonGinsberg/status/1129420830247661569

https://twitter.com/NOLAJake/status/1129423981218619392

Kibner
Oct 21, 2008

#1 Pelican Fan
I don't like pairing Lonzo with Zion, Ingram has a ton of questions left to answer and only a single season left to have them answered before his first big contract, Kuzma is older and nearly at his peak and is still awful at defense and not good enough at offense to overcome if.

RJ Barrett may possibly one day be as good as Ingram but the Pels won't have to be tied to as big of a contract with him in order to find out. The other Knicks guys are whatever, but they are also cheaper for longer.

The Knicks also have a couple Dallas picks which may be better than any other future picks being offered.

Kibner
Oct 21, 2008

#1 Pelican Fan
https://twitter.com/theborisdiaw/status/1129426522530557953

Kibner
Oct 21, 2008

#1 Pelican Fan
I mostly worry about unanswered questions with Ingram because he will need to be signed to a potentially large contract after this season. RJ has three more years before that's a worry.

Kibner
Oct 21, 2008

#1 Pelican Fan
https://twitter.com/sethdunlap/status/1129464592013381632

Kibner
Oct 21, 2008

#1 Pelican Fan
Understandable.

Kibner
Oct 21, 2008

#1 Pelican Fan

Rick posted:

I'm sorry Kibner I'm not trying to invalidate your position here if that's what it's coming off as, it's valid I just disagree.

Nah, we cool.

Kibner
Oct 21, 2008

#1 Pelican Fan

R.D. Mangles posted:

is ingram ok? i thought the illness that caused him to miss the rest of the season was pretty serious.

The surgery should prevent the blood clots from forming again.

e: if the Pels get him, maybe he will recover and and build up his career like Drew Brees

Kibner
Oct 21, 2008

#1 Pelican Fan
https://twitter.com/ShamsCharania/status/1130133548885774338

Kibner
Oct 21, 2008

#1 Pelican Fan

Rick posted:

i don't know anything about that guy specifically but always good to get someone from a team that's doing a good job.

He was apparently someone in running to be a full-fledged GM for other teams this off-season. A relatively hot name.

Kibner
Oct 21, 2008

#1 Pelican Fan
Zion also appears to be on #teampetty

https://twitter.com/PhilJFry5/status/1130537935533690882?s=19

Kibner
Oct 21, 2008

#1 Pelican Fan

Rick posted:

Somewhere or other I heard a decent case made for the fact that Zion's people probably are as anxious to get AD out as AD is to get out and it makes sense to me.

AD's group probably also doesn't want to get shown up in endorsements by someone who hasn't even played a season for the team, either.

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Kibner
Oct 21, 2008

#1 Pelican Fan
https://twitter.com/ShamsCharania/status/1130939511477874693

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