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  1. #1
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    Are there any positives to this league suspension + who may benefit from it the most?

    It sucks that the league is suspended for a minimum of 30 days while this Coronavirus is hopefully settled down and cured but could there also be some positives to this? 30 days rest this close to the playoffs could be huge for a lot of teams who may have older cores as well as teams who have been injured and banged up like Miami for example having multiple guys out recently. Fortunately now we’ll be able to come back fully healthy if play resumes and even though we suck that will still be nice, Jimmy might even find his jump shot over this break. Teams are maybe having time now to switch some things up now that the know their personnel and opposition better now than they would have been during the constant grind of the season. Offseason is probably shortened which as a fan perspective is pretty nice. Not sure what the plan is whether we just jump straight into the playoffs or still play the remainder of the games but there could definitely be some positives to this and it’ll be nice to see everyone coming out fresh.

    My Western Conference team that could benefit the most from this would be the Lakers. LeBron is old and AD is consistently banged up. Now they get the chance to get fresh legs and get healthy and we’ll get to see LeBron going into the playoffs we’ll rested and at full strength.

    My Eastern Conference team I think will benefit most from this is the Sixers. Simmons will now more than likely be back for their next game and Embiid will be fresh. They’ll also have times to maybe switch up their gameplan and style of play to fit the roster that they have.

    I definitely think there could be some positives to this for the NBA.
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    Everyone gains.

    Although one thing that Silver needs to do is decide the rules during this time. Can teams get together? Self quarantined teams lose out the ability to practice vs teams that aren’t. What’s to stop, say, LeBron from inviting AD, McGee, Green, Bradley over and Skyping in Vogel and having an unofficial practice? Vs a team like the Jazz that can’t do that.

    What’s to stop Stevens from sending tape to every player to study? Or a list of daily drills to be doing? Or any coach really?

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    Kawhi Leonard will get plenty of rest

    If you want the ultimate, you've got to be willing to pay the ultimate price. It's not tragic to die doing what you love.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iggie View Post
    It sucks that the league is suspended for a minimum of 30 days while this Coronavirus is hopefully settled down and cured but could there also be some positives to this? 30 days rest this close to the playoffs could be huge for a lot of teams who may have older cores as well as teams who have been injured and banged up like Miami for example having multiple guys out recently. Fortunately now we’ll be able to come back fully healthy if play resumes and even though we suck that will still be nice, Jimmy might even find his jump shot over this break. Teams are maybe having time now to switch some things up now that the know their personnel and opposition better now than they would have been during the constant grind of the season. Offseason is probably shortened which as a fan perspective is pretty nice. Not sure what the plan is whether we just jump straight into the playoffs or still play the remainder of the games but there could definitely be some positives to this and it’ll be nice to see everyone coming out fresh.

    My Western Conference team that could benefit the most from this would be the Lakers. LeBron is old and AD is consistently banged up. Now they get the chance to get fresh legs and get healthy and we’ll get to see LeBron going into the playoffs we’ll rested and at full strength.

    My Eastern Conference team I think will benefit most from this is the Sixers. Simmons will now more than likely be back for their next game and Embiid will be fresh. They’ll also have times to maybe switch up their gameplan and style of play to fit the roster that they have.

    I definitely think there could be some positives to this for the NBA.
    I would say that most of the teams would benefit in terms of health/rest.

    Biases pick: Celtics; as we have talked about before the core of the team has barely played together. Jaylen has been our hurt, Kemba obviously isn't a 100% etc etc.

    Sixers is a good one also with simmons/embid but even 4594598 months off cant make Simmons shoot.

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    Teams in the lottery get everybody freed up to research draft prospects who suddenly have no more ball to play this year.

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    Maybe Durant comes back in time for the loffs?

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    Quote Originally Posted by smith&wesson View Post
    Maybe Durant comes back in time for the loffs?
    This had crossed my mind along with Kyrie (idk what they said his recovery time was) but I would say this is highly unlikely. No point in risking it but if this were to go into maybe a 2 months suspension I guess it could be a possibility.
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    Quote Originally Posted by warfelg View Post
    Everyone gains.

    Although one thing that Silver needs to do is decide the rules during this time. Can teams get together? Self quarantined teams lose out the ability to practice vs teams that aren’t. What’s to stop, say, LeBron from inviting AD, McGee, Green, Bradley over and Skyping in Vogel and having an unofficial practice? Vs a team like the Jazz that can’t do that.

    What’s to stop Stevens from sending tape to every player to study? Or a list of daily drills to be doing? Or any coach really?
    So from what I’ve seen it looks like teams are going through things differently. A few teams have been asked to quarantine for 2 weeks while I’ve seen others have been told not to leave their city and not practice or anything until 3/16. Does that mean they can start practice as a team after 3/16 while others are still quarantining? That I’m not sure of.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bostncelts34 View Post
    I would say that most of the teams would benefit in terms of health/rest.

    Biases pick: Celtics; as we have talked about before the core of the team has barely played together. Jaylen has been our hurt, Kemba obviously isn't a 100% etc etc.

    Sixers is a good one also with simmons/embid but even 4594598 months off cant make Simmons shoot.
    I wanted to go bias and pick the Heat as well and was actually having trouble picking my East team because the Heat Celtics Sixers Raptors and Pacers all have a case but I went with the Sixers because I feel they’ve been the most underwhelming in terms of potential.
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    I don't think the season will resume this year. It's going to take months atleast to confirm if it's safe to do so. It's not like after a few weeks they're gonna say ok it's safe now let's just get back to it. It will take some time.

    I think if it goes past 3 months (which it realistically will) the season is done. I can't imagine them resuming the season in July.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smith&wesson View Post
    I don't think the season will resume this year. It's going to take months atleast to confirm if it's safe to do so. It's not like after a few weeks they're gonna say ok it's safe now let's just get back to it. It will take some time.

    I think if it goes past 3 months (which it realistically will) the season is done. I can't imagine them resuming the season in July.
    IF it were to resume July 1st my guess would be they play maybe 5-10 regular season games to work off rust and then jump into the playoffs. This would end the season in early September and give them the rest of September October November and most of December off and they could start the season on Christmas Day like we did with the 2011-12 season. This is honestly very likely imo
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    Well. It’s interesting that LeBron and friends along with Clippers and friends and the Rockets wont be competing for a championship this year.

    They’re going to have to wait until next year when the Warriors will have their new draft pick, will use their trade exception and will be back to full strength.

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    Quote Originally Posted by COOLbeans View Post
    Well. It’s interesting that LeBron and friends along with Clippers and friends and the Rockets wont be competing for a championship this year.

    They’re going to have to wait until next year when the Warriors will have their new draft pick, will use their trade exception and will be back to full strength.
    So you don’t think this season resumes at all at any point?
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    There was suggestions that the NBA should shift to a Dec-Aug calendar anyways, so maybe this starts that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by warfelg View Post
    There was suggestions that the NBA should shift to a Dec-Aug calendar anyways, so maybe this starts that.
    It would actually make a lot of sense and nba opening day on Christmas would be a great Christmas gift every year.
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