NBA 2020-21 Season Catch-All

People were joking on Twitter about how chaotic all the sports news was and I agree. I do think the changed timing of things is more to blame. It wasn’t always like this.

DSGamer wrote:

It wasn’t always like this.

We old.

Gilbert Arenas calling the Mavs a YMCA team without Luka

https://mobile.twitter.com/_TheRight...

Lowry going to the Heat via sign and trade. Gutted by this even though I knew it would happen. Best Raptor of all time.

Vector wrote:

Lowry going to the Heat via sign and trade. Gutted by this even though I knew it would happen. Best Raptor of all time.

Chris Paul was able to get an amazing deal which I think might have helped Lowrey also.

Which I'm not sure either deal are going to age well.

What really kinda sucks for the Raptors is no team came in hard at the deadline with a decent offer?

jowner wrote:
Vector wrote:

Lowry going to the Heat via sign and trade. Gutted by this even though I knew it would happen. Best Raptor of all time.

What really kinda sucks for the Raptors is no team came in hard at the deadline with a decent offer?

Yeah, it seems what the Raptors are getting in the sign-and-trade is more or less what Miami offered at the deadline.

Unless Herro makes a big leap from what he's been outside the bubble I don't think Miami is much of a title contender. I think Lowry going to Philly or Dallas would have moved the needle for those teams more. Sucks to see him leave Toronto in any case though I don't begrudge him at all.

Fightin' Texas Aggie NBA Champion Alex Caruso is taking the Carushow to Chicago for $37MM! What a great story. From Aggie ballboy to all his wildest dreams coming true.

LeapingGnome wrote:
bhchrist wrote:

Blah blah blah rant

Shalam baskur

Pretty much this, LOL. Little recollection of typing and posting this. Was certainly into my cups that night. Likely frustrated release of all the crap GA had gotten from so many sources over the last few years about what he can't do vs the amazing things he does do on top of the person he is, that was on full display for everyone in the playoffs.

With the Ball family that seems on brand.

bhchrist wrote:

After the Bucks got punished for the Bogs "done deal" trade last year, I am expecting Miami and Chicago to skate and the Bucks to lose more draft picks, LOL.

I don't understand why the league's so concerned about policing sign-and-trade "tampering" but not ordinary signings. Though once the season's over I don't really see why anybody should care with those either.

The signing team gets the player, the player gets what they want, and if the team "losing" the player gets something they want too and if they felt aggrieved by the "tampering" they could just scupper the deal. Everybody wins, at least a little bit.

Yeah. Literally the moment the trade deadline begins Woj's Twitter feed becomes bomb after bomb of signings. I'm guessing most of those weren't negotiated in mere seconds.

Prederick wrote:

This is not actually about the NBA specifically (about Ms. Nichol's... uh.... "interesting" weekend), but HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO BOY THE PETTY ON THIS ONE.

Update: Rachel Nichols out of ESPN's NBA coverage.

I actually really liked some segments of The Jump and thought she was an excellent host. Really sucks that she couldn't accept someone else getting her spotlight but also REALLY REALLY sucks that ESPN didn't bump one of the numerous crappy talking heads they have for both of them.

I guess I don’t get what was so controversial about her private comments that happened to be caught on tape. Who out there wouldn’t be upset about someone else taking an assignment you thought you deserved? Seems to be blown out of proportion but maybe I am missing some subtext.

She said ESPN was giving Maria the job to "fix their diversity record", implying she only got the job because she was black.

Is it getting on near the time for a new thread for the new season?

Also, is anyone interested in the fantasy league for the upcoming season (either renewing from last year or joining this year)? Let me know I'm happy to manage that again this year.

Stele wrote:

She said ESPN was giving Maria the job to "fix their diversity record", implying she only got the job because she was black.

I assumed she meant diversity meaning gender diversity. I didn’t even consider the racial angle but I guess I can it can be read that way. There are tons of black personalities on ESPN so I just didn’t take it that way.

LeapingGnome wrote:
Stele wrote:

She said ESPN was giving Maria the job to "fix their diversity record", implying she only got the job because she was black.

I assumed she meant diversity meaning gender diversity. I didn’t even consider the racial angle but I guess I can it can be read that way. There are tons of black personalities on ESPN so I just didn’t take it that way.

So I consumed a LOT of content about this at the time, particularly ex-ESPNers (Jemele Hill, Michael Smith, LeBatard, etc). I heard a lot of explanations about her (Nichols') comment there being about ESPN getting all about diversity after YEARS of not listening to her and other female voices about the problematic male voices/culture and how women had to just "deal with it" and how she wasn't going to take a backseat because ESPN wanted to get insincerely fired up about representation.

Am I a bad person for thinking Ben Simmons is being a piece of sh*t about all this?

Blind_Evil wrote:

Am I a bad person for thinking Ben Simmons is being a piece of sh*t about all this?

Not at all. He’s making demands about his destination without lifting a finger to improve his game or admit to mental roadblocks that made him reluctant to shoot in big games, thereby reducing his trade value.

6 weeks to season start. Getting close to new thread time.

DSGamer wrote:
Blind_Evil wrote:

Am I a bad person for thinking Ben Simmons is being a piece of sh*t about all this?

Not at all. He’s making demands about his destination without lifting a finger to improve his game or admit to mental roadblocks that made him reluctant to shoot in big games, thereby reducing his trade value.

Is this post about Ben Simmons or Tanguy Ndombele?

Spoiler:

Wrong thread, but I contend the joke would have worked in the Soccer thread! XD

New Season - New thread: https://www.gamerswithjobs.com/node/...

Also one final thing here before we go: those of you in the Fantasy league, please let me know if you want to come back for another season or not. I want to give returnees a chance to say yea or nay before opening up spots to potential newcomers.

Thanks!

gamerparent wrote:

Also one final thing here before we go: those of you in the Fantasy league, please let me know if you want to come back for another season or not. I want to give returnees a chance to say yea or nay before opening up spots to potential newcomers.

Thanks!

I'm in.

Roke wrote:
gamerparent wrote:

Also one final thing here before we go: those of you in the Fantasy league, please let me know if you want to come back for another season or not. I want to give returnees a chance to say yea or nay before opening up spots to potential newcomers.

Thanks!

I'm in.

Got it! thanks!