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kdspurman
10-15-2018, 10:54 AM
Tuesday October 16th, 2018





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Scoots
10-15-2018, 11:14 AM
Warriors have a habit of puking up the first game of the year, but they are healthy and the Thunder are very much not. Looking forward to the playoffs already :)

IKnowHoops
10-15-2018, 11:26 AM
Iím thinking the 76ers put Boston in notice this game

SteBO
10-15-2018, 11:35 AM
Feels great to have the NBA back on my television screen again very soon! I got Celtics & Warriors in close games.

FlashBolt
10-15-2018, 01:50 PM
RWB likely missing the game. Sixers vs Celtics will be fun. Fultz new jumpshot and Hayward's return. Think Philly wins.

Rivera
10-15-2018, 04:01 PM
that philly v boston game is going to be funnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn i want to see Fultz bad and see what he can bring

i also cant wait to see Ben pass up a wide open 15 foot J. thats going to annoy the heck out of me :laugh2:

im shocked the Lakers are not playing on opening night

FlashBolt
10-15-2018, 06:44 PM
that philly v boston game is going to be funnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn i want to see Fultz bad and see what he can bring

i also cant wait to see Ben pass up a wide open 15 foot J. thats going to annoy the heck out of me :laugh2:

im shocked the Lakers are not playing on opening night

I think there's usually only two slots for games on opening night and it's usually a West vs West and East vs East team. Figures with LeBron leaving the Cavs, the next two intriguing teams in the East are Philly and Boston and for the West, you HAVE to include the defending champs and the OKC insertion is weird but I think since they put Houston vs Warriors last season, they wanted to switch things up. I guess they could have done Lakers vs Warriors but they gotta let that Lakers team gel up a bit and see how it progresses so they can hype it up.

More-Than-Most
10-15-2018, 08:29 PM
I want us to win but we not winning at boston... If it was at philly i think wed win but Boston is one of the tougher places to play at.


The favorites win these games tonight.

More-Than-Most
10-15-2018, 08:31 PM
So sad no westy... kills that game for me. Oh well I am just happy basketball is back.

Bostonjorge
10-15-2018, 09:59 PM
Basketball season has returned

TheDish87
10-16-2018, 08:53 AM
the Process is back, baby! No Wilson Chandler or Zhaire Smith sucks and Muscala is questionable but Embiid is gonna run a muck on these clowns! Lets gooo!

fully expect an exciting, fast paced, close game.

TheDish87
10-16-2018, 08:53 AM
Warriors have a habit of puking up the first game of the year, but they are healthy and the Thunder are very much not. Looking forward to the playoffs already :)

yea blow out tonight with no Russ and Adams a question mark.

Rivera
10-16-2018, 12:09 PM
I think there's usually only two slots for games on opening night and it's usually a West vs West and East vs East team. Figures with LeBron leaving the Cavs, the next two intriguing teams in the East are Philly and Boston and for the West, you HAVE to include the defending champs and the OKC insertion is weird but I think since they put Houston vs Warriors last season, they wanted to switch things up. I guess they could have done Lakers vs Warriors but they gotta let that Lakers team gel up a bit and see how it progresses so they can hype it up.

could you imagine the hype machine if that was the season opener? GSW and LAL? Look how much hype the preseason games got. Can you imagine how much more hype the media would have thrown behind the first Lebron Lakers v GSW? It would probably be the most discussed topic in all of sports on all sports show today vs being a footnote that it is now.

opening night isnt getting big press and opening segments from sports shows it seems, it would have led or been the 2nd biggest story if it was GSW v LAL

GREATNESS ONE
10-16-2018, 12:17 PM
could you imagine the hype machine if that was the season opener? GSW and LAL? Look how much hype the preseason games got. Can you imagine how much more hype the media would have thrown behind the first Lebron Lakers v GSW? It would probably be the most discussed topic in all of sports on all sports show today vs being a footnote that it is now.

opening night isnt getting big press and opening segments from sports shows it seems, it would have led or been the 2nd biggest story if it was GSW v LAL

RedSox or opening night?

GREATNESS ONE
10-16-2018, 12:21 PM
I want us to win but we not winning at boston... If it was at philly i think wed win but Boston is one of the tougher places to play at.


The favorites win these games tonight.

I want to see Ben Simmons and how effective he can be against the defense that figures him out as a rookie **cough cough** but want to see if he evolved his game.

Want to see Fultz, Iím not sure what happened last season but I thought he was a good player coming out of college. Want to see if his confidence returns.

Embiid, He needs to be the best player in these games vs the Celtics if you want any chance at beating them in a series.


Celtics, canít stand those ugly green uniforms :p but want to see what they got and if they can still have that team camaraderie with Kyrie/Gordon... Brad Stevens is a very good coach, so he is definitely the X Factor in these match-ups.

Rivera
10-16-2018, 12:53 PM
RedSox or opening night?

opening night. im saying all the networks it would have been the lead story or 2nd biggest story this morning if it was LAL v GSW

GREATNESS ONE
10-16-2018, 01:16 PM
opening night. im saying all the networks it would have been the lead story or 2nd biggest story this morning if it was LAL v GSW

I agree

ewing
10-16-2018, 02:15 PM
Is this where I should talk about the Knicks/Hawks game?

Rivera
10-16-2018, 02:50 PM
Is this where I should talk about the Knicks/Hawks game?

that should be a fun game to watch! Two young teams, Knox v Young, get to see how good Mitchell Robinson really is, how much John Collins and The Fresh Prince improved. Im down

SfgiantsJD3
10-16-2018, 02:50 PM
opening night. im saying all the networks it would have been the lead story or 2nd biggest story this morning if it was LAL v GSW

LAL have more national TV games than any other team including the warriors

ewing
10-16-2018, 03:07 PM
that should be a fun game to watch! Two young teams, Knox v Young, get to see how good Mitchell Robinson really is, how much John Collins and The Fresh Prince improved. Im down

Vince Carter will be there too!

Rivera
10-16-2018, 04:10 PM
Vince Carter will be there too!

trueeeeee

I hope Super Mario Henzonja plays a lot of small ball 4 for you guys. He started to flourish at the end of the season when playing the small ball 4, I hope he can reach his full potential with you guys.

WaDe03
10-16-2018, 04:52 PM
2nd and 4th best teams in the east playing each other right off the bat, should be fun. Warriors game will be boring.

ewing
10-16-2018, 07:26 PM
trueeeeee

I hope Super Mario Henzonja plays a lot of small ball 4 for you guys. He started to flourish at the end of the season when playing the small ball 4, I hope he can reach his full potential with you guys.

There are too many stories to keep up with


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warfelg
10-16-2018, 07:33 PM
Hopefully the Sixers give me a give of a win for my birthday.

FlashBolt
10-16-2018, 07:50 PM
Hopefully the Sixers give me a give of a win for my birthday.

Happy birthday :cheer::clap:

Sixers3Fan
10-16-2018, 07:57 PM
Lets go Sixers!

warfelg
10-16-2018, 08:00 PM
Happy birthday :cheer::clap:

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warfelg
10-16-2018, 08:12 PM
Sloppy start. Not loving the 1-5 swapping for the Sixers.

warfelg
10-16-2018, 08:19 PM
Ah....applying the rare 3 PG, 1 SG, 1 PF lineup.

Rivera
10-16-2018, 08:20 PM
what a sloppy start for both teams. Tatum 3-5 9pts to start, dude looks like he even has MORE confidence in his game

warfelg
10-16-2018, 08:31 PM
It's a game of runs.

Rivera
10-16-2018, 08:32 PM
what a great job by Philly closing that quarter strong, defense tightened up, made some good plays on O, this game has all the makings of a funnnnnnnnnnnn game

Sixers3Fan
10-16-2018, 08:33 PM
great run to end the first

aman_13
10-16-2018, 08:36 PM
Embiid is killing me.

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buckalis
10-16-2018, 08:38 PM
1st quarter conclusions, Celtics Vs, 76ers:

76ers rely on units, Celtics rely on roster depth, team work and coach... Celtics clearly the better team, I expect when Simmons/Embiid have to take breaths, there will be a clear advantage for the Celtics.

I predict this match will clear in favor of the Celtics before 4th quarter's final minutes.

Rivera
10-16-2018, 08:40 PM
great run to start by Boston, good to see Gordon get 2 in a row in. Boston just has so much darn talent and so many different people can score, that team just looks scary.

philly will be tightening up soon, im expecting them to go on a run in a min

warfelg
10-16-2018, 08:42 PM
Jesus these calls are killing me.

warfelg
10-16-2018, 08:43 PM
At least the Sox are winning :shrug:

Rivera
10-16-2018, 08:44 PM
okay! Good to see fultz pull up from the free throw line and let it fly, looked normal and he drained it. great to see!

Rivera
10-16-2018, 08:45 PM
embiid for 3 and here comes the 76ers

aman_13
10-16-2018, 08:46 PM
okay! Good to see fultz pull up from the free throw line and let it fly, looked normal and he drained it. great to see!Looks awkward.

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warfelg
10-16-2018, 08:46 PM
Ripping a guy for passing up an unbalanced 3 to step into a balanced 2 is got to be the dumbest thing in the world.

warfelg
10-16-2018, 08:47 PM
Looks awkward.

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Better than last year.

More-Than-Most
10-16-2018, 08:47 PM
this is exactly how we looked last year at the start... figured it would be this way... unforced turnovers galore. I am glad they are sticking with it though... gotta let this lineup work

More-Than-Most
10-16-2018, 08:49 PM
we are honestly getting no love when we drive.

aman_13
10-16-2018, 08:50 PM
Better than last year.First pull up looked smooth.

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warfelg
10-16-2018, 08:50 PM
I know they haven't gone down but Simmons starting to take jumpers.

warfelg
10-16-2018, 08:51 PM
First pull up looked smooth.

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He'll definitely be more comfortable pulling up out of a move as opposed to set move shots.

More-Than-Most
10-16-2018, 08:51 PM
I know they haven't gone down but Simmons starting to take jumpers.

this and fultz shot is all that matters... we need to just let them get into their **** the next few weeks win or lose.

Rivera
10-16-2018, 08:51 PM
Looks awkward.

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dont care how awkward the shot looked. the fact that he had confidence to drive and pull up with no hitches, thats what matters. the confidence he had, no hesitation. It will continue to build, happy to see that from him, I would have hated to see his career end before it started

warfelg
10-16-2018, 08:52 PM
Holy hell Simmons.

More-Than-Most
10-16-2018, 08:53 PM
holy **** ben lol...

IKnowHoops
10-16-2018, 08:53 PM
Sick pass by baby Bron

Rivera
10-16-2018, 08:53 PM
what a pass by Ben Simmons!

More-Than-Most
10-16-2018, 08:53 PM
i hate boston but their depth/team play and how they commit on both ends is exactly the route i want the sixers to continue on

warfelg
10-16-2018, 08:53 PM
Fultz FT form looks good.

IKnowHoops
10-16-2018, 08:54 PM
Iíll take Ben over Embiid going forward easily

Been saying this though

More-Than-Most
10-16-2018, 08:54 PM
fultz and bens defense wow... bens passing. Our shots just aint falling

warfelg
10-16-2018, 08:55 PM
Fact: Marcus Smart can only make a 3 against the Sixers.

IKnowHoops
10-16-2018, 08:55 PM
Wooooooooooooow!

Rivera
10-16-2018, 08:55 PM
you know who i havent seen at all and wondering if hes playing? Robert Covington. He did have a higher RPM than Joel Embiid last year that means hes their best player and he hasnt shown up yet :(

IKnowHoops
10-16-2018, 08:55 PM
Ben is freaking ridic

IKnowHoops
10-16-2018, 08:55 PM
Ben>>>>>>>>>Kyrie


Not close

Rivera
10-16-2018, 08:56 PM
sheesh Ben is putting on a passing show right now

More-Than-Most
10-16-2018, 08:56 PM
these arent even forced turnovers... we are just throwing them away and its not even close... 10 turnovers lol

warfelg
10-16-2018, 08:57 PM
you know who i havent seen at all and wondering if hes playing? Robert Covington. He did have a higher RPM than Joel Embiid last year that means hes their best player and he hasnt shown up yet :(

That's Convington. And the middle of your last sentence is silly.

GREATNESS ONE
10-16-2018, 08:57 PM
Kyrie hurts the Celtics more than helps

IKnowHoops
10-16-2018, 08:57 PM
Top 25 player Covington...you ready to rescind that with his sub 14 PER

More-Than-Most
10-16-2018, 08:57 PM
embiid just got ****ing baked by rozier lololol... he shouldnt be on guys that small why dont we learn

Rivera
10-16-2018, 08:58 PM
That's Convington. And the middle of your last sentence is silly.

that was directed at one specific 76er fan. i dont believe that at all. but it was directed at one 76er fan, that person knows who they are

More-Than-Most
10-16-2018, 08:58 PM
Too 25 player Covington...you ready to rescind that with his sub 14 PER

hes still better than embiid in this first half... his defense is good and embiid is killing us with his shooting and turnovers.

top 25 season not player

More-Than-Most
10-16-2018, 08:59 PM
he literally just pushed covington off and there was no call.. good job

More-Than-Most
10-16-2018, 09:00 PM
not a good half by anyone not named ben.

Sixers3Fan
10-16-2018, 09:00 PM
can we please stay balanced on defense

aman_13
10-16-2018, 09:01 PM
not a good half by anyone not named ben.I'm really banking on your boy this season. Took Embiid in my fantasy pool. His turnovers are killing me lol.

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IKnowHoops
10-16-2018, 09:01 PM
That's Convington. And the middle of your last sentence is silly.

Heís making fun of MTM who was saying Covington was a top 25 player last year and was better than both Summons and Embiid last year. This is what MTM said. No body on earth agreed.

More-Than-Most
10-16-2018, 09:03 PM
I'm really banking on your boy this season. Took Embiid in my fantasy pool. His turnovers are killing me lol.

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people give me **** when i say cov was better last year but none of them realize how bad embiids 3point shooting and turnovers were... embiids turnovers are still a problem tonight. He will fix it but its a big issue in RPM

More-Than-Most
10-16-2018, 09:04 PM
Heís making fun of MTM who was saying Covington was a top 25 player last year and was better than both Summons and Embiid last year. This is what MTM said. No body on earth agreed.

not my fault people ignore defense/turnovers/3point shooting and all areas of the game outside of points/assists/rebounds.

warfelg
10-16-2018, 09:04 PM
people give me **** when i say cov was better last year but none of them realize how bad embiids 3point shooting and turnovers were... embiids turnovers are still a problem tonight. He will fix it but its a big issue in RPM

This is a stupid take.

Rivera
10-16-2018, 09:05 PM
Covington better than both Embiid and Simmons! Higher RPM!

IKnowHoops
10-16-2018, 09:10 PM
hes still better than embiid in this first half... his defense is good and embiid is killing us with his shooting and turnovers.

top 25 season not player

You canít have a lower PER than Ricky Rubio and be a top 25 player.

No matter what you know of the PER stat, this statement will always rain true.

IKnowHoops
10-16-2018, 09:13 PM
not my fault people ignore defense/turnovers/3point shooting and all areas of the game outside of points/assists/rebounds.

Your right, Ricky Rubio is also a top 25 player just like Covington despite the fact that Covington and Rubio donít start on at least 50% of teams in the NBA. But yeah I forgot about Ricky being top 25 also since he is a walking 8/8/8

IKnowHoops
10-16-2018, 09:15 PM
This is a stupid take.

Iím serious when I say, itís the worst serious take Iíve heard

More-Than-Most
10-16-2018, 09:18 PM
continue to hate on RPM while relying on per/vorp lololol

More-Than-Most
10-16-2018, 09:19 PM
its cool just wait until cov is yet again a top 25 player this year as well.

More-Than-Most
10-16-2018, 09:20 PM
baynes and smart only hit 3s against us. its a joke

IKnowHoops
10-16-2018, 09:21 PM
When Tre said Curry was more dominant than Shaq I was thrown off. But Covington > Embiid and Simmons last year is...those are fightin words

IKnowHoops
10-16-2018, 09:23 PM
continue to hate on RPM while relying on per/vorp lololol

Hey you get the top 10 rpm guys

I get the top 10 PER guys

Whoís team wins?

warfelg
10-16-2018, 09:24 PM
One of those Saric games where he's getting called for his normal play.

Sixers3Fan
10-16-2018, 09:27 PM
One of those Saric games where he's getting called for his normal play.

I've never seen him struggle so much

buckalis
10-16-2018, 09:30 PM
1st quarter conclusions, Celtics Vs, 76ers:

76ers rely on units, Celtics rely on roster depth, team work and coach... Celtics clearly the better team, I expect when Simmons/Embiid have to take breaths, there will be a clear advantage for the Celtics.

I predict this match will clear in favor of the Celtics before 4th quarter's final minutes.

I was expecting this to happen... Celtics started second half with both Baynes and Hortford on the floor... Game over!

warfelg
10-16-2018, 09:32 PM
I've never seen him struggle so much

He's had quite a few games like this. He has that frumpy lumpy old man game, and sometimes it pays off, sometimes he gets called for stupid stuff. Tonight is the ladder.

More-Than-Most
10-16-2018, 09:34 PM
covingtons defense is just insane already but i know that just doesnt matter as much as offense

warfelg
10-16-2018, 09:41 PM
I'm convinced that Reggie Miller hates the Sixers.

More-Than-Most
10-16-2018, 09:41 PM
can we ****ing get Amir out of there is plays so ****ing small.

Sixers3Fan
10-16-2018, 09:41 PM
can we rebound. somebody.

Lil Rhody
10-16-2018, 09:43 PM
Ahhhhh finally some NBA action. Here's to a great season boys and hope everyone has a fun season. Having said that I would like to say go Celtics and **** y'all teams

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More-Than-Most
10-16-2018, 09:44 PM
we are such a stupid ****ing basketball team tonight

More-Than-Most
10-16-2018, 09:44 PM
can we rebound. somebody.

amir gets 1 inch off the ground.

ewing
10-16-2018, 09:46 PM
Amazing that the Sixers could have Tatum and Sacís pick this year.


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More-Than-Most
10-16-2018, 09:47 PM
Amazing that the Sixers could have Tatum and Sacís pick this year.


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id rather still have fultz... tatum was always coming in more ready. it sucks with the pick but id still rather have fultz over tatum straight up

GREATNESS ONE
10-16-2018, 09:48 PM
id rather still have fultz... tatum was always coming in more ready. it sucks with the pick but id still rather have fultz over tatum straight up

Lmao stop, no you wouldnít

warfelg
10-16-2018, 09:48 PM
For a team that got back from Chine 3 days ago this is going better than expected.

ZH721
10-16-2018, 09:49 PM
id rather still have fultz... tatum was always coming in more ready. it sucks with the pick but id still rather have fultz over tatum straight up

Bruhhh :laugh2:

More-Than-Most
10-16-2018, 09:49 PM
Lmao stop, no you wouldnít

yes i actually would. Last time i checked 1 season where 1 guy plays and the other doesnt doesnt equate to a career. Fultz game is perfect for our team which is why all of us wanted him from day 1.. He has his issues but id rather ride with him even if it bites us... Again not a fan of losing the pick but straight up i still want fultz.

ewing
10-16-2018, 09:50 PM
id rather still have fultz... tatum was always coming in more ready. it sucks with the pick but id still rather have fultz over tatum straight up

Your ****ing insane


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More-Than-Most
10-16-2018, 09:51 PM
Your ****ing insane


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would you rather have towns or porzingus being a knick fan?

ewing
10-16-2018, 09:52 PM
yes i actually would. Last time i checked 1 season where 1 guy plays and the other doesnt doesnt equate to a career. Fultz game is perfect for our team which is why all of us wanted him from day 1.. He has his issues but id rather ride with him even if it bites us... Again not a fan of losing the pick but straight up i still want fultz.

Doubling down play makers that canít shoot outside the paint is perfect. How is that? Tatum is long as ****, can shoot the rock, and gives you the ISO scorer you are missing. That trade was terrible and is getting worse


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More-Than-Most
10-16-2018, 09:52 PM
Towns is clearly the better player because he was much more ready coming in... I doubt there is a knick fan on the planet that would trade porz for towns straight up even though towns is better etc etc etc.

More-Than-Most
10-16-2018, 09:53 PM
Double down play makers that canít shoot outside the paint is the perfect. How is that? Tatum is long as ****, can shoot the rock, and gives you the ISO scorer you are missing. That trade was terrible and is getting worse


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lol its getting worse after 3 quarters in the first game? so fultz doesnt get the same benefit as tatum had with a seaosn of play? seems legit.

ewing
10-16-2018, 09:53 PM
would you rather have towns or porzingus being a knick fan?

I donít know. I much rather have a wing that defends one through 4 and is an elite iso scorer then a second ball dominate play maker that canít shoot. How is Futz the prefect fit? Simmons is your play maker.


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TrueFan420
10-16-2018, 09:54 PM
Brown needs to get his **** together and Embiid needs to start putting Horford in check.

ewing
10-16-2018, 09:55 PM
lol its getting worse after 3 quarters in the first game? so fultz doesnt get the same benefit as tatum had with a seaosn of play? seems legit.

People were excited he hit a 15 footer. Sorry Iím not optimistic about his jump shot


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GREATNESS ONE
10-16-2018, 10:01 PM
This game got boring, time to just leave it on Dodger Baseball!!!

Sixers3Fan
10-16-2018, 10:03 PM
id rather still have fultz... tatum was always coming in more ready. it sucks with the pick but id still rather have fultz over tatum straight up

Iím a sixers fan to obviously but based on what?


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ewing
10-16-2018, 10:03 PM
Starting Futz and Simmons together just seems like a bad idea to me.


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More-Than-Most
10-16-2018, 10:04 PM
People were excited he hit a 15 footer. Sorry Iím not optimistic about his jump shot


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you were the same person who hated on ben simmons and said he would be a horrid bust amirite?

More-Than-Most
10-16-2018, 10:05 PM
Starting Futz and Simmons together just seems like a bad idea to me.


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yea totes... 3 quarters.

bucketss
10-16-2018, 10:06 PM
Lmao embiid got bodied

Sixers3Fan
10-16-2018, 10:07 PM
Lmao embiid got bodied

Please he got a hand on that. Wasnít a straight up dunk.


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aman_13
10-16-2018, 10:09 PM
Does that count as a block?

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Bostonjorge
10-16-2018, 10:11 PM
Embiid is to small for Brown

More-Than-Most
10-16-2018, 10:13 PM
lol horford was all over him and they call nothing. seems legit.

R. Johnson#3
10-16-2018, 10:14 PM
Embiid walked then double dribbled and Horford still stuffed him.

ewing
10-16-2018, 10:16 PM
you were the same person who hated on ben simmons and said he would be a horrid bust amirite?

I donít like him. He acted like a total *** in college so I rooted for him to be a bust. Unless you think these guys are going to become shooters and be able to play off the ball I donít see how they are a better fit with one another then Tatum and Simmons would be. Talk about positionless basketball- Simmon, Cov, Tatum, Dario....


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More-Than-Most
10-16-2018, 10:16 PM
expected... they are just better than us right now but we need to be smarter... celtics are a smart team and never kill themseleves... all we do is kill ourselves.

More-Than-Most
10-16-2018, 10:17 PM
I donít like him. He acted like a total *** in college so I rooted for him to be a bust. Unless you think these guys are going to become shooters and be able to play off the ball I donít see how they are a better fit with one another then Tatum and Simmons would be. Talk about positionless basketball- Simmon, Cov, Tatum, Dario....


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yup nobody ever becomes better at shooting... they are who they are at 19.

ewing
10-16-2018, 10:20 PM
yea totes... 3 quarters.

Simmons plus shooting makes sense to me. Simmons plus another guy that needs to play off the dribble and canít shoot makes less sense to me. On paper Futz looks like a 6th man on this team right now. Honestly it seems forced


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More-Than-Most
10-16-2018, 10:24 PM
Its def forced and we likely have a better shot in this game if we start reddick and have fultz be the main ball handler when simmons sits but the point of this is getting fultz his shot with his defensive length and having simmons not just be an on the ball player... its all a work in progress... the only way we succeed this year is if ben becomes better off the ball and fultz becomes a better shooter and embiid limits his turnover and we defend the perimeter better against the celtics... so yea its forced but its also smart early on and they should stick with it.

ZH721
10-16-2018, 10:26 PM
Kyrie goes 2-14 and the Celtics win by 18. Wow.

ewing
10-16-2018, 10:27 PM
Its def forced and we likely have a better shot in this game if we start reddick and have fultz be the main ball handler when simmons sits but the point of this is getting fultz his shot with his defensive length and having simmons not just be an on the ball player... its all a work in progress... the only way we succeed this year is if ben becomes better off the ball and fultz becomes a better shooter and embiid limits his turnover and we defend the perimeter better against the celtics... so yea its forced but its also smart early on and they should stick with it.

You canít red shirt him another year?


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ewing
10-16-2018, 10:28 PM
Kyrie goes 2-14 and the Celtics win by 18. Wow.

He couldnít buy one. I like how he gave it up to Tatum and let him be the guy to go one on one before the half


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GREATNESS ONE
10-16-2018, 10:29 PM
Kyrie goes 2-14 and the Celtics win by 18. Wow.

and they still didn't look that good...

6ers killed themselves that match but they're not built to win either. 76ers dropped in the ranking for sure with that poor performance.

More-Than-Most
10-16-2018, 10:31 PM
You canít red shirt him another year?


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if we got lebron or someone sure... the only shot we have at winning the east is fultz/simmons/embiid progressing. Realistically we dont have a shot against boston so let them grow over wasting a year.

GREATNESS ONE
10-16-2018, 10:32 PM
trade Fultz + to Milwaukee for Khris Middleton

WaDe03
10-16-2018, 10:33 PM
Starting Futz and Simmons together just seems like a bad idea to me.


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It wonít last. Didnít Fultz play 21 minutes in the first half and then like 3 in the 2nd?

WaDe03
10-16-2018, 10:35 PM
Kyrie and Hayward couldnít hit **** and it was a blowout. Celtics are just far and away the best team in the East. Itís a pretty big gap between them and 2nd.

WaDe03
10-16-2018, 10:35 PM
Im liking my prediction of Simmons being better than Embiid either this year or the next.

ewing
10-16-2018, 10:38 PM
if we got lebron or someone sure... the only shot we have at winning the east is fultz/simmons/embiid progressing. Realistically we dont have a shot against boston so let them grow over wasting a year.

It was a joke your not suppose to red shirt players in the NBA


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WaDe03
10-16-2018, 10:40 PM
trade Fultz + to Milwaukee for Khris Middleton

Milwaukee says no

ewing
10-16-2018, 10:40 PM
It wonít last. Didnít Fultz play 21 minutes in the first half and then like 3 in the 2nd?

It doesnít make sense to me on paper and from a far seems like move forced by ownership/upper level mgt to try an justify the trade


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GREATNESS ONE
10-16-2018, 10:41 PM
Milwaukee says no

idk Middleton is leaving right? I think they highly consider trading for a young star on a rookie contract. Middleton fits beautifully with the 76ers.

ewing
10-16-2018, 10:41 PM
Im liking my prediction of Simmons being better than Embiid either this year or the next.

He look great on the fast break. Dude really is impressive handling in traffic.


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ewing
10-16-2018, 10:42 PM
Kyrie and Hayward couldnít hit **** and it was a blowout. Celtics are just far and away the best team in the East. Itís a pretty big gap between them and 2nd.

Best team in the league


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More-Than-Most
10-16-2018, 10:47 PM
It wonít last. Didnít Fultz play 21 minutes in the first half and then like 3 in the 2nd?

that was the original plan... reddick would start halftime on

corky831
10-16-2018, 10:48 PM
Celtics are just too deep. Can't make much of the 1st game of the year, but if they stay healthy they're going to be tough. Rozier is filthy coming off the bench with Morris. Tatum just looks so confident this year, I think Fultz will be good, but I don't know how some people think he will be better than Tatum. It's just a fact that superstar forwards are more valuable than superstar point guards. The sixers need to fill their team with shooters, JJ Reddick won't be there forever

WaDe03
10-16-2018, 10:49 PM
that was the original plan... reddick would start halftime on

Why in the world would that be the plan? Thatís dumb. Play Fultz 21 minutes in the 1st half then 3 then 2nd every game?

GREATNESS ONE
10-16-2018, 10:49 PM
Best team in the league


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really I didn't see that, more like 3/4th best team in the league.

ewing
10-16-2018, 10:50 PM
really I didn't see that, more like 3/4th best team in the league.

there two best scorers played like **** and they dominated


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WaDe03
10-16-2018, 10:50 PM
Best team in the league


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Warriors are the most stacked team ever but if all the Celtics guys were in their primes it would be interesting, Celtics are deeper.

Rocco007
10-16-2018, 10:52 PM
yes i actually would. Last time i checked 1 season where 1 guy plays and the other doesnt doesnt equate to a career. Fultz game is perfect for our team which is why all of us wanted him from day 1.. He has his issues but id rather ride with him even if it bites us... Again not a fan of losing the pick but straight up i still want fultz.

😂🤣😂🤡🤡🤡

WaDe03
10-16-2018, 10:52 PM
idk Middleton is leaving right? I think they highly consider trading for a young star on a rookie contract. Middleton fits beautifully with the 76ers.

He could leave, I havenít seen anything saying he will. Fultz is far from a young star right now.

Middleton is a beautiful fit on any team And nice next to Giannis, Fultz would be a terrible fit next to Giannis.

GREATNESS ONE
10-16-2018, 10:54 PM
there two best scorers played like **** and they dominated


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Like I said earlier, 76ers killed themselves, they don't look impressive at all. They're probably the 7-10th best team in the league, they're so close but coaching and fit just doesn't work, they need a player like Middleton w/Simmons/Embiid.


Celtics look good but not world beaters, I didn't see a team that can finally beat the Warriors or Rockets or a Lebron led team just quite yet, plenty of season left though.

ewing
10-16-2018, 10:54 PM
Warriors are the most stacked team ever but if all the Celtics guys were in their primes it would be interesting, Celtics are deeper.

Deeper and more diverse. they can play different styles. They are the best. If they stay heathy they are my pick


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GREATNESS ONE
10-16-2018, 10:55 PM
He could leave, I havenít seen anything saying he will. Fultz is far from a young star right now.

Middleton is a beautiful fit on any team And nice next to Giannis, Fultz would be a terrible fit next to Giannis.

Giannis just needs young talent around him, Middleton leaving (highly likely) will not help Milwaukee keep the Greek Freak.

ewing
10-16-2018, 10:59 PM
How long to Green pulls some dirty ****?


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IKnowHoops
10-16-2018, 11:03 PM
Lmao stop, no you wouldnít

This

IKnowHoops
10-16-2018, 11:06 PM
Your ****ing insane


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Sounds about right
Heís got

Markell > Tatum
Covington > Embiid
Covington > Simmons

Basically worst talent assessment in the universe

cmellofan15
10-16-2018, 11:06 PM
Maybe the sixers are tanking again? Trust the process?

IKnowHoops
10-16-2018, 11:08 PM
Iím a sixers fan to obviously but based on what?


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Based on hard headedness

GREATNESS ONE
10-16-2018, 11:10 PM
Maybe the sixers are tanking again? Trust the process?

they're just not that good, have some fantastic building blocks but built horribly around the young fellas.

IKnowHoops
10-16-2018, 11:11 PM
Im liking my prediction of Simmons being better than Embiid either this year or the next.

This

IKnowHoops
10-16-2018, 11:12 PM
Best team in the league


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No

IKnowHoops
10-16-2018, 11:13 PM
there two best scorers played like **** and they dominated


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Gordon is nothing right now

ewing
10-16-2018, 11:18 PM
Gordon is nothing right now

Why do you say that?


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GREATNESS ONE
10-16-2018, 11:29 PM
Why do you say that?


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He signed a contract and disappeared?

ewing
10-16-2018, 11:38 PM
He signed a contract and disappeared?

No he didnít he got hurt. Either he is healthy or he is not. I donít see any reason to think he got paid and stopped caring


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ewing
10-16-2018, 11:39 PM
Sounds about right
Heís got

Markell > Tatum
Covington > Embiid
Covington > Simmons

Basically worst talent assessment in the universe

Imagine they had Noel and Cov no one would ever score on them


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WaDe03
10-16-2018, 11:44 PM
Gordon is nothing right now

Hes going to get better and better as the season goes on.

WaDe03
10-16-2018, 11:45 PM
He signed a contract and disappeared?

Lmao he got seriously injured.

GREATNESS ONE
10-16-2018, 11:51 PM
Lmao he got seriously injured.

I saw it happen live on tv..

More-Than-Most
10-16-2018, 11:57 PM
Imagine they had Noel and Cov no one would ever score on them


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Noel is another prime example of how we overvalue offense compared to defense... Okafors first year he was known as the better player when it wasnt even close... Now again he is just being a **** saying i think cov is better than embiid/simmons when I stated 20 times cov had the better RPM but nowhere near the overall responsibility so that is where we need to use logic along with the advanced metrics.. rpm has cov top like 6 which he clearly isnt but he was a top 25 player... trolls are just gonna troll... i asked 1 question... how is dray a top 12 player but people laugh at cov being a top 25 player just last season when someone couldnt tell me how dray was so much better than cov.

WaDe03
10-16-2018, 11:59 PM
I saw it happen live on tv..

So your statement was dumb as hell then.

WaDe03
10-17-2018, 12:03 AM
If they can get Schroder some help they may have a shot

More-Than-Most
10-17-2018, 12:06 AM
what even happened to westy that he isnt playing?

likemystylez
10-17-2018, 12:10 AM
Hopefully the dubs take this one :layup:

likemystylez
10-17-2018, 12:11 AM
How long to Green pulls some dirty ****?


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I thought i seen him helping steven adams up when he went into the sideline....


btw steven adams was armlocking durant on one play... speaking of dirty plays

COOLbeans
10-17-2018, 12:21 AM
I thought i seen him helping steven adams up when he went into the sideline....


btw steven adams was armlocking durant on one play... speaking of dirty plays

Dudes are so weak and soft these days that they canít give credit to a great player. An all time defensive player. :laugh:

WaDe03
10-17-2018, 12:23 AM
Schroder finally getting help.

GREATNESS ONE
10-17-2018, 12:25 AM
So your statement was dumb as hell then.

No, you're just two steps behind as usual. No Hayward, no production.

WaDe03
10-17-2018, 12:36 AM
No, you're just two steps behind as usual. No Hayward, no production.

So if LeBron gets injured this year well just say he signed a deal with the Lakers and just disappeared. Iím way ahead of you.

WaDe03
10-17-2018, 12:38 AM
I havenít forgot how yíall tried to do me in the Schroder thread this summer, heís playing awesome while being guarded by Klay and having to guard Curry. Being the Hawks best player did wonders for him (it wasnít John Collins) and heíll be great for them off the bench when Westbrook gets back.

GREATNESS ONE
10-17-2018, 12:59 AM
So if LeBron gets injured this year well just say he signed a deal with the Lakers and just disappeared. Iím way ahead of you.

Lmfao yea because Lebron = Hayward

Youíre definitely setting the standard

ldawg
10-17-2018, 01:14 AM
Okc hanging and they injured, 3 point shooting done them in however.

ldawg
10-17-2018, 01:16 AM
Okc and Lakers seem similar the way they are constructed.

Saddletramp
10-17-2018, 01:20 AM
I guess Curryís thinking that if he fouled him twice, theyíd cancel each other out.

Saddletramp
10-17-2018, 01:21 AM
Klayís shooting like its the Finals.

ldawg
10-17-2018, 02:06 AM
Like last season OKC has to learn to be more efficient. I think on the defensive end they played well but free throw shooting and rebounds was the difference that cost them the game.

More-Than-Most
10-17-2018, 02:14 AM
PG13 will always shoot a ton and miss a lot which is why they have no real shot... they are already instantly better without melo and with noel... Noel def needs to play more though.

buckalis
10-17-2018, 03:27 AM
Embiid playing 37 mins and Simmons 43 mins, while no player of the Celtics had more than 30, says it all...

More-Than-Most
10-17-2018, 03:31 AM
Embiid playing 37 mins and Simmons 43 mins, while no player of the Celtics had more than 30, says it all...

yup... their depth is amazing which is why we need fultz/saric progression/development more than anything this year.

More-Than-Most
10-17-2018, 03:36 AM
#Sixers @JoelEmbiid said the #Sixers-Celtics isnít a rivalry. ďThey always kick our ***.Ē


gotta love embiids honesty lol

More-Than-Most
10-17-2018, 03:36 AM
In his career including playoffs, Aaron Baynes has hit more three pointers against the sixers (9) than he has against the rest of the nba (8)

More-Than-Most
10-17-2018, 03:37 AM
[Abdelnaby] I donít think the Sixers have to increase win totals from last year. Thatís not as important as individual and collective improvement. Incorporating Fultz and solidifying the 2nd unit will take time. This is a different team from last year. I hope itís a better one in April


getting a 1 or an 8 seed is irrelevant to us as long as we make it... this is why we went with the lineup we went with tonight over the lineup that could have helped us win.

More-Than-Most
10-17-2018, 03:39 AM
Joel "The Process" Embiid on Instagram: ďTough start but ďJalen RoseĒ more to go #TheProcess #81Ē



:laugh:


the amount of hate Rose has for him is hilarious and embiid keeps sticking daggers in his heart

buckalis
10-17-2018, 04:06 AM
yup... their depth is amazing which is why we need fultz/saric progression/development more than anything this year.

IMO, you rather need more roster depth... You are gonna have problems this season with all Celtics, Raptors, Bucks & Indy which all have good roster depth in all positions... But due to Embiid & Simmons you may be able to get more 4-0 out of the lower seed teams...

If you rank 4th at the end, I see it difficult passing Indy in the first round of the playoffs... Not unless you improve your roster depth anyway... The Celtics won easy yesterday, only by putting "fresh" Baynes on Embiid on the 2nd half as to exhaust him out... Almost no "role" players in your roster.

More-Than-Most
10-17-2018, 04:45 AM
IMO, you rather need more roster depth... You are gonna have problems this season with all Celtics, Raptors, Bucks & Indy which all have good roster depth in all positions... But due to Embiid & Simmons you may be able to get more 4-0 out of the lower seed teams...

If you rank 4th at the end, I see it difficult passing Indy in the first round of the playoffs... Not unless you improve your roster depth anyway... The Celtics won easy yesterday, only by putting "fresh" Baynes on Embiid on the 2nd half as to exhaust him out... Almost no "role" players in your roster.

i dont disagree... most people are thinking we are gonna run through teams in the playoffs or bust... I just dont see it... We got lucky with our schedule last year which is why we went on a massive win streak.. we were def good as well because we defend and the defense is our bread and butter but we cant contend with the celtics let alone the warriors... this year to me the regular season means nothing in terms of seeding... id rather work with this lineup and get it right and get like a 7 seed as long as we get the progression we want from fultz/saric/simmons/embiid... we can also add at the deadline like we did last year which is why we went on a big run... we may have had a better shot tonight if we started reddick over fultz but its just not the smart move in my opinion... it will win us games but we need to get fultz/saric better and quick and then we can be a force... i think we struggle early but pick it up in january... People are sleeping on fultz and i stick by what i said... tatum looks amazing but fultz is 19 with all the talent in the world who had a weird year of confidence and being a stupid kid last year... we cant beat the celtics this year so our best bet is to further fultz/embiid/saric/simmons... i want to see embiid work on his turnover issues and be the post monster he should be and i want fultz/simmons/saric to work on their shooting... I dont care if they all go 0-13 they should keep shooting.

buckalis
10-17-2018, 05:04 AM
i dont disagree... most people are thinking we are gonna run through teams in the playoffs or bust... I just dont see it... We got lucky with our schedule last year which is why we went on a massive win streak.. we were def good as well because we defend and the defense is our bread and butter but we cant contend with the celtics let alone the warriors... this year to me the regular season means nothing in terms of seeding... id rather work with this lineup and get it right and get like a 7 seed as long as we get the progression we want from fultz/saric/simmons/embiid... we can also add at the deadline like we did last year which is why we went on a big run... we may have had a better shot tonight if we started reddick over fultz but its just not the smart move in my opinion... it will win us games but we need to get fultz/saric better and quick and then we can be a force... i think we struggle early but pick it up in january... People are sleeping on fultz and i stick by what i said... tatum looks amazing but fultz is 19 with all the talent in the world who had a weird year of confidence and being a stupid kid last year... we cant beat the celtics this year so our best bet is to further fultz/embiid/saric/simmons... i want to see embiid work on his turnover issues and be the post monster he should be and i want fultz/simmons/saric to work on their shooting... I dont care if they all go 0-13 they should keep shooting.

Yes... fully agree. Most fans don't know much about basketball and think of a team only by it's starting roster and the satisfaction/show they get out of the star players, but still, a game is 48mins where fatigue and coaching as to achieve matches in defense and mismatches in offense are the prime factors to win.

More-Than-Most
10-17-2018, 06:08 AM
Yes... fully agree. Most fans don't know much about basketball and think of a team only by it's starting roster and the satisfaction/show they get out of the star players, but still, a game is 48mins where fatigue and coaching as to achieve matches in defense and mismatches in offense are the prime factors to win.

and this is why boston is so dangerous... they are more than 8 deep... they might not have the big 4 the warriors have but they have more depth and in a 7 game series they can easily make it a series... would they win maybe not but that isnt the fault of the celtics is just how broken the warriors became because of durant... predurant that 72 win team vs this celtics team is a different ball game... its just not fair but the celtics defense could detroit/lakers the warriors eventually... defense defense defense and the celtics have a **** ton of it on top of a sick bench and smart coach with a great system... I hate the celtics but their coach and system is amazing for us to match them we need fultz to really became a good player asap and for simmons to find his shot and embiid to stop trying to be a ball handler and grow a pair in the paint... No offense to horford but embiid shouldnt be his ***** like he has been when they play... embiid is my favorite player in the world but horford owns him right now and that is just a joke with embiids size and ability... he is trying so hard to finesse the celtics and we cant beat them that way

buckalis
10-17-2018, 06:39 AM
and this is why boston is so dangerous... they are more than 8 deep... they might not have the big 4 the warriors have but they have more depth and in a 7 game series they can easily make it a series... would they win maybe not but that isnt the fault of the celtics is just how broken the warriors became because of durant... predurant that 72 win team vs this celtics team is a different ball game... its just not fair but the celtics defense could detroit/lakers the warriors eventually... defense defense defense and the celtics have a **** ton of it on top of a sick bench and smart coach with a great system... I hate the celtics but their coach and system is amazing for us to match them we need fultz to really became a good player asap and for simmons to find his shot and embiid to stop trying to be a ball handler and grow a pair in the paint... No offense to horford but embiid shouldnt be his ***** like he has been when they play... embiid is my favorite player in the world but horford owns him right now and that is just a joke with embiids size and ability... he is trying so hard to finesse the celtics and we cant beat them that way

I again fully agree... The Celtics have clearly built a team together in order to seriously challenge the Warriors in a very smart way... The other team that is a step away from getting there, is my Bucks, who will be there if they can clear their bad contracts and have two TOP-20 players added next to Giannis... They certainly have the roster depth needed this season and the role players and quality coaching too...

If they can only upgrade a couple of (very good but not top class) starting rotation pieces with Butler and Kemba next to Giannis, (for which they have the assets and cap space potential needed) they can also challenge for the title.

Scoots
10-17-2018, 07:16 AM
I havenít forgot how yíall tried to do me in the Schroder thread this summer, heís playing awesome while being guarded by Klay and having to guard Curry. Being the Hawks best player did wonders for him (it wasnít John Collins) and heíll be great for them off the bench when Westbrook gets back.

He was defending Curry while Curry got every shot he wanted. Schroder's a decent scorer but still nothing more really.

More-Than-Most
10-17-2018, 07:36 AM
I again fully agree... The Celtics have clearly built a team together in order to seriously challenge the Warriors in a very smart way... The other team that is a step away from getting there, is my Bucks, who will be there if they can clear their bad contracts and have two TOP-20 players added next to Giannis... They certainly have the roster depth needed this season and the role players and quality coaching too...

If they can only upgrade a couple of (very good but not top class) starting rotation pieces with Butler and Kemba next to Giannis, (for which they have the assets and cap space potential needed) they can also challenge for the title.

I would really really really use this season to just extend giannis ability to where he is legit a top 3 player in basketball by far and then everything else will fall into place... the big markets really dont have an advantage like they use to because of taxes and how the cap has risen so everyone assuming giannis will walk is just being shortsighted to me.... if giannis can turn into a top 3 player and his stats can equate to making everyone else that much better that is a win this year because then next year getting a KL or Butler is easily possible and 1 of those 2 guys gives the bucks a good chance and competing with the celtics.... I dont think the bucks are a contender this year without the pieces around giannis growing drastically much like the sixers but to me like the sixers their play shouldnt be about this year and should just be able growing the skill sets of their players while maybe grabbing a top free agent to put themselves over the top.

MILLERHIGHLIFE
10-17-2018, 07:42 AM
trade Fultz + to Milwaukee for Khris Middleton

Gross. 76ers should of kept Tatum and Kings pick. I personally would of let Pops have Simmons for Kawhi. Then Fultz,Roco and a pick and filler for Butler.

More-Than-Most
10-17-2018, 07:50 AM
Gross. 76ers should of kept Tatum and Kings pick. I personally would of let Pops have Simmons for Kawhi. Then Fultz,Roco and a pick and filler for Butler.

yup and then we lose to the warriors for sure or the celtics maybe and 1 of the 2 walk and we are now right back where we started without the upside of simmons/fultz along with the payroll flexability of signing another top free agent down the line... its genius if it were 6 plus years ago before the warriors signed durant

MILLERHIGHLIFE
10-17-2018, 08:01 AM
yup and then we lose to the warriors for sure or the celtics maybe and 1 of the 2 walk and we are now right back where we started without the upside of simmons/fultz along with the payroll flexability of signing another top free agent down the line... its genius if it were 6 plus years ago before the warriors signed durant

Well Klay said he's not taking a discount. Also speculation KD may leave Warriors so who knows. Yeah its a risk for a possible rental in Kawhi or Butler. But Thunder did same thing with PG13.

buckalis
10-17-2018, 08:22 AM
I would really really really use this season to just extend giannis ability to where he is legit a top 3 player in basketball by far and then everything else will fall into place... the big markets really dont have an advantage like they use to because of taxes and how the cap has risen so everyone assuming giannis will walk is just being shortsighted to me.... if giannis can turn into a top 3 player and his stats can equate to making everyone else that much better that is a win this year because then next year getting a KL or Butler is easily possible and 1 of those 2 guys gives the bucks a good chance and competing with the celtics....

That would be right if you are thinking of Giannis like he was last year... He is definitely TOP-3 now, he was working all summer with Kobe so that he added some more moves in his game and most important he added the long shooting jumper in his game...

Expect Giannis to play much more at SF this season when a roster with three towers is required (like the case will be against the 76ers) although he will be starting at 4... You'll see different floor tactics from the Bucks this season when matches and mismatches requires so... Other than 3 towers on the floor, coach Bud has Wood working with Giannis at 1 to 1 games in each and every practice, because has similar athleticism and length as Giannis, so that he can play "modern basketball" with two fast leg, big PFs on the floor without (real) center at all... Giannis is glad helping all his teammates the best he can and that is great for coach Bad... Wood had an interview on the matter thanking Giannis for his help... look at it on web.

A lot of Bucks success this season is been expected on having Wood to near-Giannis level by mid season and the kid responds great up to now...


I dont think the bucks are a contender this year without the pieces around giannis growing drastically much like the sixers but to me like the sixers their play shouldnt be about this year and should just be able growing the skill sets of their players while maybe grabbing a top free agent to put themselves over the top.

That coincides with what I was saying, isn't it? The Bucks need two pieces to upgrade in their main roster with next level players, so that they can contend.

warfelg
10-17-2018, 08:29 AM
Glad we're back to writing everything on the career of a player after a handful of games.

More-Than-Most
10-17-2018, 08:33 AM
Glad we're back to writing everything on the career of a player after a handful of games.

fultz is trash clearly... tatum who was already NBA ready got a full year and ball who was more NBA ready then fultz also got a full year... fultz should be in the D-league he clearly will never learn to shoot and will be a bust like simmons already is or was suppose to be per all the same people complaining about fultz... Not even kidding by the way... the same people destroying fultz were the same people saying simmons would be a bust... funny how that works.

MILLERHIGHLIFE
10-17-2018, 08:57 AM
That would be right if you are thinking of Giannis like he was last year... He is definitely TOP-3 now, he was working all summer with Kobe so that he added some more moves in his game and most important he added the long shooting jumper in his game...

Expect Giannis to play much more at SF this season when a roster with three towers is required (like the case will be against the 76ers) although he will be starting at 4... You'll see different floor tactics from the Bucks this season when matches and mismatches requires so... Other than 3 towers on the floor, coach Bud has Wood working with Giannis at 1 to 1 games in each and every practice, because has similar athleticism and length as Giannis, so that he can play "modern basketball" with two fast leg, big PFs on the floor without (real) center at all... Giannis is glad helping all his teammates the best he can and that is great for coach Bad... Wood had an interview on the matter thanking Giannis for his help... look at it on web.

A lot of Bucks success this season is been expected on having Wood to near-Giannis level by mid season and the kid responds great up to now...



That coincides with what I was saying, isn't it? The Bucks need two pieces to upgrade in their main roster with next level players, so that they can contend.

With Kidd gone. Bud is a huge difference. I remember last season or two years ago Draymond Green said Bucks are so predictable. They got maybe two plays they run all season. They don't even have a playbook. Write plays on both side of washboard clip board. Something along those lines he said. Which is true. Also helps surround Giannis with plenty of shooters. Not like years ago we were stuck with broken shot of MCW and few other meh players.

warfelg
10-17-2018, 09:02 AM
Early season injuries were on show for the Sixers. No Smith, Chandler, Muscala.

Rivera
10-17-2018, 09:10 AM
liked what i saw from both teams honestly

sixers, when they really focused, can buckle down on D and stop/frustrate anyone. thats going to improve and be more consistent as the season goes on. When they play with tempo, Simmons can be so deadly with his quick passes to set people up for open layups/shots.

celtics look deep, so many different people can dribble pass and shoot


not going to say anything negative about these teams after 1 game, both teams have a lot of room to grow, and to draw conclusions after one game is just dumb.

warfelg
10-17-2018, 09:15 AM
liked what i saw from both teams honestly

sixers, when they really focused, can buckle down on D and stop/frustrate anyone. thats going to improve and be more consistent as the season goes on. When they play with tempo, Simmons can be so deadly with his quick passes to set people up for open layups/shots.

celtics look deep, so many different people can dribble pass and shoot


not going to say anything negative about these teams after 1 game, both teams have a lot of room to grow, and to draw conclusions after one game is just dumb.

I agree on focusing on defense for my Sixers. It's one thing you could see with Kyrie/Gordon last night. Early in the game when their shots weren't falling they never gave up on the other end, and turned defense into offense. My Sixers don't do that yet. They need to grow and learn to do that.

WaDe03
10-17-2018, 09:17 AM
Lmfao yea because Lebron = Hayward

Youíre definitely setting the standard

If both miss the whole year whatís the difference? They wouldíve both signed big contracts and then disappeared am I right? No LeBron, no production.

WaDe03
10-17-2018, 09:21 AM
He was defending Curry while Curry got every shot he wanted. Schroder's a decent scorer but still nothing more really.

Overall he played solid defense. Will be even better when Westbrook and Roberson return.

warfelg
10-17-2018, 09:22 AM
I just learned that Al Horford is 2 years younger than me but looks 8 years older; and my mind just broke.

buckalis
10-17-2018, 10:10 AM
Gross. 76ers should of kept Tatum and Kings pick. I personally would of let Pops have Simmons for Kawhi. Then Fultz,Roco and a pick and filler for Butler.

Nah... I don't agree with that... The Sixers should keep Simmons at all costs, they did well they refused Thibs a Simmons for Butler deal... It's us (the Bucks) that should have taken the Middleton for Butler proposal that Thibs offered next, but perhaps he was asking too much on top....

I hope at the end negotiations will be reviewed and a Middleton + smth for Butler deal may proceed... Surely he can't find better, everybody would refuse him letting a talent like Simmons and then with Simmons contract, age and length, being traded for a veteran TOP-20 player.

IMO, the Sixers will benefit a lot by adding a TOP-20 wing, but only if they can keep both Simmons and Embid next to the addition can compete at top level. Only thing next will be to improve their roster depth, but that is far easier to do.

buckalis
10-17-2018, 10:18 AM
yup and then we lose to the warriors for sure or the celtics maybe and 1 of the 2 walk and we are now right back where we started without the upside of simmons/fultz along with the payroll flexability of signing another top free agent down the line... its genius if it were 6 plus years ago before the warriors signed durant

I agree, besides what my friend MILLERLIFE says, he is wrong... Sixers should stick with Simmons and Embid and try to add another TOP-20 wing... Then adding roster depth is the easy part. On Tatum, that's different, F.O marketists, do some silly things sometimes that are difficult for one that has an eye for basketball to believe... Tatum will be a TOP-10 player by next season.

Scoots
10-17-2018, 10:36 AM
Overall he played solid defense. Will be even better when Westbrook and Roberson return.

It's starting to sound like Roberson may miss the whole season.

Westbrook is a bad defender too.

buckalis
10-17-2018, 10:39 AM
With Kidd gone. Bud is a huge difference. I remember last season or two years ago Draymond Green said Bucks are so predictable. They got maybe two plays they run all season. They don't even have a playbook. Write plays on both side of washboard clip board. Something along those lines he said. Which is true. Also helps surround Giannis with plenty of shooters. Not like years ago we were stuck with broken shot of MCW and few other meh players.

Yeah... the Bucks (and Giannis in particular) will surprise many this season... Many think of the Bucks like "the same as last season but only with Lopez added", but that's far from truth... Giannis will win MVP this season and Wood, he was Godsend... The right player in the right team at the right moment... He doesn't fit with any other team out there, as he does with the Bucks and it's all due to Giannis mentoring him...

I still believe though, that unless we trade for Butler, we'll be beaten by the Celtics in the East finals (but we'll be there), but if we do trade Middleton for Butler , not only we will win the East, but Kemba will be attracted as to join us too later this season and then we can seriously challenge GSW for the title...

It's all because of Giannis... he is the most complete player ever in the NBA history being able to play from PG up to Center all at top level and because of this, the Bucks don't need another two TOP-10 in their main roster... two TOP-20 will do just the same... Giannis can add the missing details.

Scoots
10-17-2018, 10:40 AM
The Warriors won that game with rebounding and FT shooting. Despite having 6 more turnovers the Warriors rebounding advantage (4 players with 8 or more) gave them 4 shots more than OKC. Despite shooting 19 fewer FTs they made just 7 fewer than OKC (94% vs 64%).

Typical sloppy first game of the year.

buckalis
10-17-2018, 10:51 AM
Early season injuries were on show for the Sixers. No Smith, Chandler, Muscala.

Yeap... roster depth difference was more than obvious, but still, against the Celtics the improvement wouldn't be huge, because they targeted on exhausting Embiit and Simmons only, the rest of the Sixers roster, they only guarded..

IMO, out of my basketball knowledge on roster tactics, the Celtics move to start the second half with both Baynes and Hortford, was the decisive moment of the game... I even posted "game over" just after it happened if you may remember...

TheDish87
10-17-2018, 11:06 AM
Nah... I don't agree with that... The Sixers should keep Simmons at all costs, they did well they refused Thibs a Simmons for Butler deal... It's us (the Bucks) that should have taken the Middleton for Butler proposal that Thibs offered next, but perhaps he was asking too much on top....

I hope at the end negotiations will be reviewed and a Middleton + smth for Butler deal may proceed... Surely he can't find better, everybody would refuse him letting a talent like Simmons and then with Simmons contract, age and length, being traded for a veteran TOP-20 player.

IMO, the Sixers will benefit a lot by adding a TOP-20 wing, but only if they can keep both Simmons and Embid next to the addition can compete at top level. Only thing next will be to improve their roster depth, but that is far easier to do.

we have depth theyre just all injured right now

WaDe03
10-17-2018, 11:41 AM
It's starting to sound like Roberson may miss the whole season.

Westbrook is a bad defender too.

Bad wording on my part, Iím just saying heíll be a better player when they return and add the depth, not defender.

Roberson is out 2 more months but we still have 6-8 months depending on how far they go.

Scoots
10-17-2018, 12:01 PM
Bad wording on my part, Iím just saying heíll be a better player when they return and add the depth, not defender.

Roberson is out 2 more months but we still have 6-8 months depending on how far they go.

Roberson is at least 2 months until they evaluate how much longer he needs. It's not good.

8 months from Oct 17 would be June 17 ... That's probably past game 7 of the finals. That may be a bit optimistic for the Thunder.

ewing
10-17-2018, 12:49 PM
It's starting to sound like Roberson may miss the whole season.

Westbrook is a bad defender too.

no he isn't

IKnowHoops
10-17-2018, 02:11 PM
So your statement was dumb as hell then.

Well right now dude is nothing. Maybe heíll be the old Gordon in 4 months, as of today, heís nothing.

Jamiecballer
10-17-2018, 02:20 PM
Hey you get the top 10 rpm guys

I get the top 10 PER guys

Whoís team wins?Dont be a bonehead.

Without knowing names though I'll take the top PER guy and 4 of the top 10 rpm guys and smoke your ***

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Jamiecballer
10-17-2018, 02:22 PM
yes i actually would. Last time i checked 1 season where 1 guy plays and the other doesnt doesnt equate to a career. Fultz game is perfect for our team which is why all of us wanted him from day 1.. He has his issues but id rather ride with him even if it bites us... Again not a fan of losing the pick but straight up i still want fultz.Oh please. Stop lying.

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FlashBolt
10-17-2018, 02:31 PM
Ben Simmons looks great but he will always be limited if he can't score. All he has is a running hook shot or driving layup but against taller and stronger defenders, he doesn't know how to adjust. Like LeBron will spin and get to the basket and since he's stronger, he's also able to get contact and still lay the ball up. Ben can't score other than on a dunk or layup. And if his team isn't making shots, him passing them the ball really does nothing for the team. He's gotta be able to score consistently if he wants to be a bigger threat out there.

Rivera
10-17-2018, 03:22 PM
Hey you get the top 10 rpm guys

I get the top 10 PER guys

Whoís team wins?


i was curious so i did my research


Top 10 RPM

CP3
Harden
Curry
Butler
Jokic
Oladipo
AD
Robert Covington
Kyle Lowry
Russel Westbrook

vs

Top 10 PER
Harden
AD
LBJ
Curry
Greek Freak
KD
Dame Lillard
LMA
Kyrie
KAT


Harden/AD/Curry are the only 2 on both lists so that means its:


(RPM) Curry/Jimmy Butler/Jokic/Oladipo/Covington/Lowry/Westbrook v (PER) LeBron/Greek Freak/KD/Dame Lillard/LMA/Kyrie/KAT

who you got?

WaDe03
10-17-2018, 03:25 PM
i was curious so i did my research


Top 10 RPM

CP3
Harden
Curry
Butler
Jokic
Oladipo
AD
Robert Covington
Kyle Lowry
Russel Westbrook

vs

Top 10 PER
Harden
AD
LBJ
Curry
Greek Freak
KD
Dame Lillard
LMA
Kyrie
KAT


Harden/AD/Curry are the only 2 on both lists so that means its:


(RPM) Curry/Jimmy Butler/Jokic/Oladipo/Covington/Lowry/Westbrook v (PER) LeBron/Greek Freak/KD/Dame Lillard/LMA/Kyrie/KAT

who you got?

PER easily. Neither are the right way to rank the players though lol.

Lil Rhody
10-17-2018, 03:26 PM
No back down game from Joel no shot from ben. Same ole 76ers. Celtics in 4 this year

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ewing
10-17-2018, 03:44 PM
I just learned that Al Horford is 2 years younger than me but looks 8 years older; and my mind just broke.

I consider myself in great shape and good athleticly for 40. Vince Carter is 42

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iO8obGgOJ4s

Rivera
10-17-2018, 03:49 PM
PER easily. Neither are the right way to rank the players though lol.

agreed, got to take the totally of the stats and apply it to how the player plays and who they played with. but for the sake of this debate between which metric is better to use between RPM and PER I wanted to provide actual top 10s

Scoots
10-17-2018, 03:50 PM
Ben Simmons looks great but he will always be limited if he can't score. All he has is a running hook shot or driving layup but against taller and stronger defenders, he doesn't know how to adjust. Like LeBron will spin and get to the basket and since he's stronger, he's also able to get contact and still lay the ball up. Ben can't score other than on a dunk or layup. And if his team isn't making shots, him passing them the ball really does nothing for the team. He's gotta be able to score consistently if he wants to be a bigger threat out there.

Sophomores always have to adjust their game once everyone knows how to stop what they showed as rookies. It happens to all of them ... some, like Simmons, have a lot of adjusting to do.

TheDish87
10-17-2018, 04:16 PM
No back down game from Joel no shot from ben. Same ole 76ers. Celtics in 4 this year

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no jumper and Ben still had a field day scoring at the rim. Embiid posted up plenty. We were short handed and just played in China for a week too. It would have been a bad loss for the Celtics when you consider the circumstances.

WaDe03
10-17-2018, 04:54 PM
no jumper and Ben still had a field day scoring at the rim. Embiid posted up plenty. We were short handed and just played in China for a week too. It would have been a bad loss for the Celtics when you consider the circumstances.

1052388640851222528

Embiid in the post.

FlashBolt
10-17-2018, 05:03 PM
Sophomores always have to adjust their game once everyone knows how to stop what they showed as rookies. It happens to all of them ... some, like Simmons, have a lot of adjusting to do.

Yeah, that's why I said he will always be limited if he can't score. That's the part of the game he's missing. People say he's the next LeBron or whatever but I don't see it. LeBron came into the league being an elite-type offensive player into his second season already.

GREATNESS ONE
10-17-2018, 05:10 PM
Yeah, that's why I said he will always be limited if he can't score. That's the part of the game he's missing. People say he's the next LeBron or whatever but I don't see it. LeBron came into the league being an elite-type offensive player into his second season already.

I'm with you, really good talent but not even close to "Next Lebron" hype

Lil Rhody
10-17-2018, 07:25 PM
Wade03 gets it. Embid should be slaughtering Big Al and he doesn't at all

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Scoots
10-17-2018, 08:43 PM
Yeah, that's why I said he will always be limited if he can't score. That's the part of the game he's missing. People say he's the next LeBron or whatever but I don't see it. LeBron came into the league being an elite-type offensive player into his second season already.

The obsession with "next *" hype has never made sense to me. Every great is unique.

warfelg
10-17-2018, 08:58 PM
Yeah, that's why I said he will always be limited if he can't score. That's the part of the game he's missing. People say he's the next LeBron or whatever but I don't see it. LeBron came into the league being an elite-type offensive player into his second season already.

Simmons took and made jumpers last night, but I'm guessing since it wasn't a bunch of 3's it doesn't count.

FlashBolt
10-18-2018, 12:24 AM
Simmons took and made jumpers last night, but I'm guessing since it wasn't a bunch of 3's it doesn't count.

Did you not think I was going to look that up or something? The farthest shot he made last night was a 9 footer and it was a hook shot that only happened because he couldn't post up.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AiaAEwdoYiM
http://www.espn.com/nba/playbyplay?gameId=401070213

He didn't make a single jumper. He took a few and missed them all.

FlashBolt
10-18-2018, 12:25 AM
The obsession with "next *" hype has never made sense to me. Every great is unique.

So he's limited. What's your point?

Scoots
10-18-2018, 12:31 AM
So he's limited. What's your point?

My point is that looking to each generation and trying to say "this one is the next MJ, or the next Kobe, or the next LeBron" has never made sense to me since every great player is unique and there never will be a "next" of any of them.

FlashBolt
10-18-2018, 12:40 AM
My point is that looking to each generation and trying to say "this one is the next MJ, or the next Kobe, or the next LeBron" has never made sense to me since every great player is unique and there never will be a "next" of any of them.

That's got nothing to do with the point I am making. people saying "next MJ, Kobe, LBJ" are doing so as a measuring stick of who they can become. My point is Ben's lack of scoring (primarily shooting) will put him as a 2nd tier player rather than a 1st tier.

warfelg
10-18-2018, 07:32 AM
Did you not think I was going to look that up or something? The farthest shot he made last night was a 9 footer and it was a hook shot that only happened because he couldn't post up.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AiaAEwdoYiM
http://www.espn.com/nba/playbyplay?gameId=401070213

He didn't make a single jumper. He took a few and missed them all.

Ok he sucks you convinced me.

TheDish87
10-18-2018, 09:20 AM
he did make a nice range pull up but there was a foul called off the ball right as we went up so it didnt count. It still blows my mind that only on PSD can a guard can score efficiently by getting to the rim at will while passing well and turn it into a bad thing or say hes just really good. hes in year 2 and hes elite. hes is missing one aspect of his game at 21 years old. its like the seasons over after a short handed loss on the road to a team projected to win 60 games lol

Rivera
10-18-2018, 09:55 AM
he did make a nice range pull up but there was a foul called off the ball right as we went up so it didnt count. It still blows my mind that only on PSD can a guard can score efficiently by getting to the rim at will while passing well and turn it into a bad thing or say hes just really good. hes in year 2 and hes elite. hes is missing one aspect of his game at 21 years old. its like the seasons over after a short handed loss on the road to a team projected to win 60 games lol

no one is saying all of that. all that was said is hes going to be limited if he doesnt shoot. which is a fact. he will be fine, super efficient a great defender, distributor, finisher around the rim. Hell he may even average about 22 a game or more during the regular season

but as you saw last season, none of that matters come playoff time when teams are going to game plan and adjust basically make the 76ers play 4 on 5 offense to beat them and challenge Simmons. He struggled in the Boston series last year. We will see how Ben adjusts, how much hes willing to shoot and how improved it is as the season goes

but man, 76ers fans will take a slight and blow it up x10000