NBA Season 2012-13. Draft and off-season 2013.

Just so we're clear guys, the Charlotte Bobcats are about to be 3-3. Two of those wins are against decent teams (Pacers, Mavericks).

Blind_Evil wrote:

Just so we're clear guys, the Charlotte Bobcats are about to be 3-3. Two of those wins are against decent teams teams with their best player injured (Pacers, Mavericks).

FTFY.

Stele wrote:
Blind_Evil wrote:

Just so we're clear guys, the Charlotte Bobcats are about to be 3-3. Two Three of those wins are against decent teams teams with their best player injured (Pacers, Mavericks, Wizards).

FTFY. ;)

FTFTFY

If Granger is the Pacers' best player, maybe they're not decent ;(

Lakers lost by 2 points. Close last few minutes. Spurs put up a 3-point shot with 20 seconds left. Timeout. Gasol couldn't find someone to pass to, went for a 3-pointer and BWUNGGGG

Well, there's always Friday.

http://deadspin.com/5960376/

So Royce White and the Rockets are at odds over his willingness or ability to travel freely because of his anxiety. This is a frustrating story to read about as someone who once refused to fly and now flies around the world frequently. I don't understand how he's not able to find help for this.

DSGamer wrote:

http://deadspin.com/5960376/

So Royce White and the Rockets are at odds over his willingness or ability to travel freely because of his anxiety. This is a frustrating story to read about as someone who once refused to fly and now flies around the world frequently. I don't understand how he's not able to find help for this.

Are you sure he flies around the world frequently?

I'm siding with him. They knew what they were getting into with him so either be prepared to ease him in and pamper him or don't draft him.

No, I said I fly around the world frequently after previously being unable to. There are medications that can help with this. There's psychotherapy that can help with this. I was pretty bad and now I get on 8 or 9 domestic flights and one 15 hour flight to Europe and don't think twice about it. In other words unless he's practically straight jacket bad this should be treatable. He's not doing everything he can or his doctors are failing him.

How old were you when you first started treatment DS? How long did it take you? Royce is pretty young and things take time. This is kind of the first time in his life that air travel is a necessity.

Vector wrote:

How old were you when you first started treatment DS? How long did it take you? Royce is pretty young and things take time. This is kind of the first time in his life that air travel is a necessity.

I was 28. Not quite his age, but fairly young. I hadn't flown in 5 years following a particularly bumpy flight. It took me about 6 month of therapy, etc. to get back to flying normally. Once again, I have sympathy for him. I'm just confused as to how he hasn't been able to get adequate treatment for this.

DSGamer wrote:

No, I said I fly around the world frequently after previously being unable to. There are medications that can help with this. There's psychotherapy that can help with this. I was pretty bad and now I get on 8 or 9 domestic flights and one 15 hour flight to Europe and don't think twice about it. In other words unless he's practically straight jacket bad this should be treatable. He's not doing everything he can or his doctors are failing him.

Ahhh misread.

I'm going to go out on a limb and say considering his NBA career is at stake here he’s trying. Call me a pessimist but I’m putting my money on management failing him.

DSGamer wrote:
Vector wrote:

How old were you when you first started treatment DS? How long did it take you? Royce is pretty young and things take time. This is kind of the first time in his life that air travel is a necessity.

I was 28. Not quite his age, but fairly young. I hadn't flown in 5 years following a particularly bumpy flight. It took me about 6 month of therapy, etc. to get back to flying normally. Once again, I have sympathy for him. I'm just confused as to how he hasn't been able to get adequate treatment for this.

Wonder if he's been purposefully avoiding it to focus on other aspects of his anxiety. Deal with one trigger at a time and not overwhelm himself.

Vector wrote:
DSGamer wrote:
Vector wrote:

How old were you when you first started treatment DS? How long did it take you? Royce is pretty young and things take time. This is kind of the first time in his life that air travel is a necessity.

I was 28. Not quite his age, but fairly young. I hadn't flown in 5 years following a particularly bumpy flight. It took me about 6 month of therapy, etc. to get back to flying normally. Once again, I have sympathy for him. I'm just confused as to how he hasn't been able to get adequate treatment for this.

Wonder if he's been purposefully avoiding it to focus on other aspects of his anxiety. Deal with one trigger at a time and not overwhelm himself.

Typically you deal with all of it. I didn't go to the doctor for flying. I went for general anxiety and flying was just one component.

So, um, get him a driver?!

Now that I've actually watched a half of Bobcats basketball, this team's not bad. They lack polish offensively but they play with a ton of energy on defense (kind of weak defensive fundamentals, though) and in transition. Kemba Walker is playing like the guy we saw at UConn.

Edit: Hitting game-winners like at UConn, too.

Huh. Clippers took care of the Heat tonight pretty easily.

Caught the second half of the Grizzlies-Thunder game last night. The Grizzlies are for real and Rudy Gay was fantastic whenever they needed him. The Griz were also getting hosed by the refs - call after call against them, and the announcers had the nerve to say that the Griz were protesting loudly about the refs. Apparently OKC can do no wrong in the eyes of the announcers.

Bledsoe blocks Wade's dunk:

Wow.

Just noticed how shockingly similar the two Fantasy division standings are.

It's really weird that the universe keeps conspiring to make Keith Bogans a starting shooting guard in the National Basketball Association.

Stele wrote:

Huh. Clippers took care of the Heat tonight pretty easily.

Here's why.

DeAndre played at Texas A&M, btw.

The Knicks are really going out of their way to prove themselves right now against the rock-steady Spurs. The fluid ball movement and ridiculous athleticism (except for JR, that crazy beast) have all but disappeared, but they gritted their teeth through the 10-points deficit midway through the 4th quarter. They have a lot of mental strength, not at all like their unstable self last season.

Yeah looks like the Spurs blew it. Up by 1, 2 min left. Steal and 3 for NY, shotclock violation for SA. Another 3 for NY. Duncan misses. Suddenly NY up 5 with the ball.

Scaphism wrote:

Bledsoe blocks Wade's dunk:
*awesome video*

Wow.

Wade not playing tonight. I wonder if his pride is hurt.

I could watch EJ, Kenny, Charles, and Shaq forever.

Shaq tried to sneak a short-sleeve shirt under his suit tonight. And now they are ripping him for it. So funny.

I am really enjoying watching the Grizzlies while I wait for the Lakers to sort themselves out. The Griz are battling with the Knicks. 54-49 Memphis over New York at the half.

I didn't realize the Grizzlies were at 6-1. Wow. Going to be 7-1 soon.

They're playing real well. I think I'll start watching them when I can. They actually have a bit of a special place in my heart, being from Vancouver so long ago. (Hometown)

Them being from Vancouver is the reason I wish the franchise nothing but failure. I was a massive fan as a kid and to have my team moved so fast broke my heart.

Vector wrote:

Them being from Vancouver is the reason I wish the franchise nothing but failure. I was a massive fan as a kid and to have my team moved so fast broke my heart.

That's a sad way to look at it

Tough one for the Knicks but oh, they have plenty of excuses for losing this one. Gasol was killing them in the paint. Next time Grizzlies, next time.