NBA 2021-22 Season Catch-All

Discussing the NBA 2021-22 season and 2K22

I'm in!

For the real season, not 2k.

Go Jazz!

Super curious to see if the Raptors can course correct. They should be a playoff team but who knows. It'll be sad not to have Kyle around.

Wonder if the Celtics will ever properly build around their two young stars. Here's to another middling year. Figure the Celts will end up the sixth seed and get bounced in first round. Hopefully, Stevens cleared enough cap room to land a solid point guard next year.

I can't imagine this is helping the Sixers to trade Simmons.

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Stele wrote:

I'm in!

For the real season, not 2k.

Go Jazz!

Same. I bought it last year and felt like a sucker for doing so. It keeps getting worse.

https://twitter.com/wojespn/status/1...

Minnesota has dismissed GM Gersson Rosas, team says.

Mickey Mouse organization.

Roke wrote:

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Minnesota has dismissed GM Gersson Rosas, team says.

Mickey Mouse organization.

Hell, that's too much credit. They're Oswald-level.

I don’t remember what podcast, maybe Lowe Post, but back in 2016 or so I heard Andrew Bogut talking about the Australian national team. When asked about Ben Simmons playing, Bogut kind of chuckled and said he wasn’t sure, and sounded like there was something he didn’t want to discuss. This was before I knew anything about Simmons. “What kind of asshole wouldn’t want to play for his country when he could put them over the top?” I wondered.

This kind of asshole: Shams- Sources: Philadelphia 76ers players wanted to take a jet to Los Angeles this week to meet with Ben Simmons, but were informed not to come and that the three-time All-Star did not want to meet.

Does anyone want to play with Simmons at this point?

Blind_Evil wrote:

I don’t remember what podcast, maybe Lowe Post, but back in 2016 or so I heard Andrew Bogut talking about the Australian national team. When asked about Ben Simmons playing, Bogut kind of chuckled and said he wasn’t sure, and sounded like there was something he didn’t want to discuss. This was before I knew anything about Simmons. “What kind of asshole wouldn’t want to play for his country when he could put them over the top?” I wondered.

This kind of asshole: Shams- Sources: Philadelphia 76ers players wanted to take a jet to Los Angeles this week to meet with Ben Simmons, but were informed not to come and that the three-time All-Star did not want to meet.

To answer your first question: damn near every Canadian player for quite a while

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Kyrie is such a dumbass that there’s nothing I wouldn’t question about him.

Time to forget about all the vaccination drama and watch some pre-season Raptors!

Scottie! Dalano gets a huge cheer!

Fred and OG home again!

Danny Green back in T.O.!

Danny Green; nearly the most hated Raptor of all time.

I never hated Danny when he was in Toronto.

This (so far, it's only 2nd quarter) is a great look at the bench right now.

gamerparent wrote:

I never hated Danny when he was in Toronto.

I mean the one moment where he threw that terrible left pass to Pascal in the closing seconds of game 06. That goes bad and he’s reviled.

Didn’t watch the game but Barnes’ stat line looks good as hell. How’d he play?

Lot of energy, intensity. He didn't look like he was rushing things or playing too fast.

Made good passes, didn't seem to get flustered.

Mind you we were playing against the Philly bench, pretty much, not all starters, so we'll have to see how it translates to 'real' basketball, but it was fun to watch!

So last year we did this fantasy baskteball thing on Yahoo sports, we had a pretty good time but I'm trying to see who is interested this year?

Also if anyone fancies some fantasy basketball action this year, let me know and I can send you the invite!

I thought I had time and motivation for it but I was wrong, so I’ll pass.

I didn’t have the time last year and likely won’t this year. I like the idea of doing a league with GWJers, so I appreciate the thought. It just didn’t work out for me.

gamerparent wrote:

So last year we did this fantasy baskteball thing on Yahoo sports, we had a pretty good time but I'm trying to see who is interested this year?

I'm not sure who is who here, but I haven't heard back from a Phill (Team Roke the North), a Preston (Team Pip is Underrated), and a Blind_Evil (Team Blind's Third Eye).

If you see this can you let me know if you're coming back or not? We have our Draft scheduled for October 16th at 8PM ET so I kind of need to know asap.

Also if anyone fancies some fantasy basketball action this year, let me know and I can send you the invite!

Sorry, Roke The North will be back. Got your email and forgot to reply.

Thanks Blind_Evil and Roke! OK all good

I love that Ben Simmons just showed up today, without telling the 76ers he was coming. At the same time, Big Brain Kyrie is essentially being suspended by the Nets because he can't play home games and they won't permit a part-time player to play or practice.

If Irving sits out the season he'll still get paid for away games since it's technically not his choice to skip those. Union will likely also appeal any withholding of pay for home games.
https://www.theringer.com/2021/10/12...
All-star wastes a year of his prime by refusing to play with two of the games 10 best players in the perfect situation they orchestrated themselves. So glad he didn't re-sign with the Celtics.

Edit - I kinda hope they win and don't give him a ring. Spite championship.

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Vector wrote:

I love that Ben Simmons just showed up today, without telling the 76ers he was coming. At the same time, Big Brain Kyrie is essentially being suspended by the Nets because he can't play home games and they won't permit a part-time player to play or practice.

My, my, my how things have flipped in one week. Ben Simmons kicked out of practice and suspended for the season opener.

Edit: Sources: Doc Rivers asked Ben Simmons to join a defensive drill today. Simmons refused. Rivers asked again. Simmons said no again. Rivers then told Simmons he should go home, and Simmons dropped the ball and left.

Kyrie for Ben? Maybe they both can pout and retire.