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Kibner
Oct 21, 2008



Grimey Drawer

Byron Scott is a drat fool:

https://twitter.com/WillGuillory/st...6192962560?s=20

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Doltos
Dec 28, 2005


Want to watch SB Nation defend the 2011 Mavs for not signing a bunch of ancient dudes to huge contracts and letting Derek Fisher go?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XrOQ5z_95LY#t=363s

Kibner
Oct 21, 2008



Grimey Drawer

David Griffin doing an interview with local media right now. Apparently three players on the Pels tested positive on the first day of testing, but none since. They will not release the names of which players those were. They are, however, isolation and being tested daily and cannot return to the team until they pass two days of negative tests. The league has mandated testing to be done every other day.

Judging by the fact that Josh Hart and JJ Redick are going golfing today so aren't in isolation, I think it is safe to say they have not tested positive (yet).

Non-covid related:

https://twitter.com/FearTheBrown/st...8206908418?s=20

The Glumslinger
Sep 24, 2008

Coach Nagy, you want me to throw to WHAT side of the field?




Hair Elf

dokmo posted:

What does failure mean in this instance

Enough people get sick that they cant finish the season

Redgrendel2001
Sep 1, 2006

you literally think a person saying their NBA team of choice being better than the fucking 76ers is a 'schtick'

a literal thing you think.


https://twitter.com/APOOCH/status/1...5691940865?s=19

Kibner
Oct 21, 2008



Grimey Drawer

https://twitter.com/SethPartnow/sta...4873664512?s=20

Metapod
Mar 18, 2012




An end of an era

Dexo
Aug 15, 2009

I been ballin' so damn hard I swear I think that I'm Coby


https://twitter.com/RichLightShed/s...980994201673729


https://twitter.com/BenHoffmanNYT/s...028915458691080

Dexo fucked around with this message at 18:21 on Jun 30, 2020

MelancholyMark
May 5, 2009




I remember being so confused when the trade happened, wild to think the Nets had been paying him for almost 10 years

Rick
Feb 23, 2004
And now the whole nation - pulpit and all - will take up the war-cry, and shout itself hoarse, and mob any honest man who ventures to open his mouth; and presently such mouths will cease to open.


That is interesting for sure. I think I thought for some reason that while I thought it was challenging, I figured you got an NBA analytics job via networking at conferences or being an assistant coach, that sort of thing.

Lockback
Sep 2, 2006

All days are nights to see till I see thee; and nights bright days when dreams do show me thee.


I think it's a step up from just hiring your golfing buddy's son.

dokmo
Aug 26, 2006

man


Morbid Hound

Rick posted:

That is interesting for sure. I think I thought for some reason that while I thought it was challenging, I figured you got an NBA analytics job via networking at conferences or being an assistant coach, that sort of thing.

there are literal thousands of applicants for these handful of jobs, nobody got the job without having an impressive portfolio of past work to show. that said, an increasing amount of this past work is now being done at universities (in my day it was almost exclusively a hobbyists activity outside of school). if you are an ex-player in a management position who didn't pass stats 101 but now has to hire a machine learning nerd, i can see why they would rely on "credentialism". i can't imagine networking being a driving force in getting hired, although i don't know the internal situations of most teams.

Shear Modulus
Jun 9, 2010




Lockback posted:

I think it's a step up from just hiring your golfing buddy's son.

the GM or owner hiring their golfing buddy's son is not mutually exclusive at all with hiring only ivy leaguers

Super Jay Mann
Nov 6, 2008



dokmo posted:

What does failure mean in this instance

Failure to stop the spread of a deadly contagious virus with no vaccine and in which the means of containment include not doing the exact things NBA players will be doing as part of their literal jobs.

Spacebump
Dec 23, 2003

Dallas Mavericks: Generations


If the restart happens, we're going to end up with a hilarious result.
https://twitter.com/hoopshype/statu...053739153235968

Poque
Sep 11, 2003

This is gonna be fun!
Or else!


Spacebump posted:

If the restart happens, we're going to end up with a hilarious result.
https://twitter.com/hoopshype/statu...053739153235968

I'm cool with a Heat championship, just imagine how mad every team will be at Jimmy

Metapod
Mar 18, 2012



Okc is winning the title

WhyteRyce
Dec 30, 2001



The kings only championship will be with a huge asterisk and I won't give two shits

Spacebump
Dec 23, 2003

Dallas Mavericks: Generations


Poque posted:

I'm cool with a Heat championship, just imagine how mad every team will be at Jimmy

JJ Barea, your 2020 Finals MVP.

edit:

What regular season awards are basically locked up and which could be won in the last 8 games?

Poque
Sep 11, 2003

This is gonna be fun!
Or else!


Spacebump posted:

JJ Barea, your 2020 Finals MVP.

From your lips to God's ears.

Spoeank
Jul 16, 2003

So you see, that's where the trouble began. That smile. That damned smile.


WhyteRyce posted:

The kings only championship will be with a huge asterisk and I won't give two shits

Buddy could break a record though!

Poque
Sep 11, 2003

This is gonna be fun!
Or else!



biggest final four blowout?

Spacebump
Dec 23, 2003

Dallas Mavericks: Generations


Denver has closed their training facility due to coronavirus.
https://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id...due-coronavirus

"The Nuggets had two members of the team's 35-person Orlando traveling party -- which encompasses players, coaches and staff -- initially test positive before the weekend shutdown, sources said. There has been at least one more positive test since Saturday, sources said. Denver All-NBA center Nikola Jokic tested positive for the coronavirus in Serbia, where he was asymptomatic, sources told ESPN."

Rick
Feb 23, 2004
And now the whole nation - pulpit and all - will take up the war-cry, and shout itself hoarse, and mob any honest man who ventures to open his mouth; and presently such mouths will cease to open.

dokmo posted:

there are literal thousands of applicants for these handful of jobs, nobody got the job without having an impressive portfolio of past work to show. that said, an increasing amount of this past work is now being done at universities (in my day it was almost exclusively a hobbyists activity outside of school). if you are an ex-player in a management position who didn't pass stats 101 but now has to hire a machine learning nerd, i can see why they would rely on "credentialism". i can't imagine networking being a driving force in getting hired, although i don't know the internal situations of most teams.

That makes a lot of sense. I think I heard Zach Lowe babble about the necessity of the Sloan conference and went on to conflate that with it being a part of how you got the job.

Dejan Bimble
Mar 24, 2008

we're all black friends


Plaster Town Cop

Declan MacManus posted:

are we remembering some nets?

remember kenyon martin? i remember that guy


morally, that’s 100% correct, but the nba’s accountants have done the math and have decided full speed ahead baby

Remember Nenad Krstić playing 30 minutes a game

FUCK COREY PERRY
Apr 19, 2008



tyler hansbrough is my favourite nba player of all time. no one since his departure from the league has been able to capture the perpetual look of "i just snorted a pound of cocaine and now everything is ghosts". i crave more players who refuse to lock their arms when they run, instead wildly flailing their limbs as they spill about the court. his slackjaw stare was iconic, and his relentless mouthbreathing would be vital for any competent defensive team in the era of COVID-19 basketball

Bring Back Tyler Hansbrough

morestuff
Aug 2, 2008

You can't stop what's coming


He's playing for the Sichuan Blue Whales so just find a stream

BWV
Feb 24, 2005



Watching Hansborough was more fun when you realized he couldn't run with his head up.

MourningView
Sep 2, 2006


Is this Heaven?


gently caress COREY PERRY posted:

tyler hansbrough is my favourite nba player of all time.

i don't think cops should be allowed to post here

euphronius
Feb 18, 2009





Remember when he was like 25 and still playing in college and espn did a 30 minute special on him every day and every game

Boredumb
Mar 10, 2005



Someone post the hansbrough artest gif

WhyteRyce
Dec 30, 2001



I remember when Indy drafted him and like one of the pros they talked about afterwards was that he would raise the level of intensity of practice

Zogo
Jul 29, 2003



LeBron James planned to sign with Knicks until ‘disaster’ meeting in 2010
https://sports.yahoo.com/rumor-lebr...-194330780.html

Apparently LBJ was going to sign with the Knicks until Dolan handed him a JD & The Straight Shot cassette tape. This is now canon I guess.



Top 10/bottom 10 of rookie NP:

code:
NP	Player
153.08	Brandon Clarke
124.4	Ja Morant
108.88	Jaxson Hayes
103.72	Eric Paschall
89.12	Zion Williamson
81.12	Terence Davis
79.52	Kendrick Nunn
61.16	P.J. Washington
59.6	Daniel Gafford
54.08	Michael Porter



-8	Jordan Bone
-9	Kevin Hervey
-12.68	Darius Bazley
-12.72	Carsen Edwards
-13.24	Sekou Doumbouya
-14.16	Ty Jerome
-28.32	Nickeil Alexander-Walker
-35.76	RJ Barrett
-40.48	Jarrett Culver
-51.36	Jordan Poole

sharknado slashfic posted:

I'm one of the people lucky enough to have had a couple of n95s sitting around when this popped off and I can say that they are kind of annoying to breath in, but those regular masks and cloth ones can't be that bad

Yes, those are more difficult and infirmed people could struggle with those.

Zogo
Jul 29, 2003



Spacebump posted:

If the restart happens, we're going to end up with a hilarious result.
https://twitter.com/hoopshype/statu...053739153235968

That's the equivalent of a four seed in the NBA winning the title. Something like that has happened only once before in that league back in 1990.


I am living in a bubble. That bubble is called planet earth and it is protected by the ozone layer.

euphronius posted:

NFL season is 100% not happening

No NFL increases the likelihood of Civil War 2.0

Declan MacManus
Sep 1, 2011

damn i'm really in this bitch


Doltos posted:

Want to watch SB Nation defend the 2011 Mavs for not signing a bunch of ancient dudes to huge contracts and letting Derek Fisher go?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XrOQ5z_95LY#t=363s

i really like these as background noise; i look up and it’s like “dang i do remember tiki barber being a fuckin rear end in a top hat“ and go back to playing into the breach or whatever

verbal enema
May 23, 2009



had fun talking to mom about JR Smith reuninting with Lebron, why steph curry is a fraud, the Toronto Raptors vs Golden State 2018, why Karl Malone is the Mailman, Vince Carter's Olympic Dunk of Death, and that bill simmons sucks rear end

good time over cocktails

Lockback
Sep 2, 2006

All days are nights to see till I see thee; and nights bright days when dreams do show me thee.


Zogo posted:

LeBron James planned to sign with Knicks until ‘disaster’ meeting in 2010
https://sports.yahoo.com/rumor-lebr...-194330780.html

Apparently LBJ was going to sign with the Knicks until Dolan handed him a JD & The Straight Shot cassette tape. This is now canon I guess.



According to Bill Simmons, which is not the greatest source.

Zogo posted:



Top 10/bottom 10 of rookie NP:

code:
NP	Player
153.08	Brandon Clarke
124.4	Ja Morant
108.88	Jaxson Hayes
103.72	Eric Paschall
89.12	Zion Williamson
81.12	Terence Davis
79.52	Kendrick Nunn
61.16	P.J. Washington
59.6	Daniel Gafford
54.08	Michael Porter



-8	Jordan Bone
-9	Kevin Hervey
-12.68	Darius Bazley
-12.72	Carsen Edwards
-13.24	Sekou Doumbouya
-14.16	Ty Jerome
-28.32	Nickeil Alexander-Walker
-35.76	RJ Barrett
-40.48	Jarrett Culver
-51.36	Jordan Poole

Glad to see the Timberwolves are right back at the bottom of the "NP by their rookie" metric.

verbal enema
May 23, 2009



ayyyy i dont see any Cavs on that bottom 10

nor the top 10

Lockback
Sep 2, 2006

All days are nights to see till I see thee; and nights bright days when dreams do show me thee.


verbal enema posted:

ayyyy i dont see any Cavs on that bottom 10

nor the top 10

Yeah, I am actually surprised Garland didn't land in the bottom 10.

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CAPTAIN CAPSLOCK
Sep 11, 2001






https://twitter.com/yashar/status/1278084087585009665

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