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Re: NBA Season 2021-22
« Reply #825 on: December 03, 2021, 10:59:17 AM »

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Losing Lopez will no doubt hurt the Bucks especially if he out for the year..they did get Cousins but I say at trade deadline they may get another center
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Re: NBA Season 2021-22
« Reply #826 on: December 03, 2021, 01:01:58 PM »

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I am just finding out now about Brook Lopez's back surgery. No timetable for return and who knows what he'd look like if and when he does.

https://www.jsonline.com/story/sports/nba/bucks/2021/12/02/bucks-center-brook-lopez-has-back-surgery/8840302002/

It's really hard to get a feel for the Eastern Conference this year, and the Celtics' chances. On the one hand, it looks like there's a ton of good clubs in the conference now -- the Sixers right now are at .500 and are the 11th seed -- and there are few cupcakes. On the other hand, other than the Nets I don't see any other elite teams (Bucks certainly don't look it now).

I could see the Celtics in the Eastern Finals or as the 11th seed picking in the lottery. Wild.
Losing Lopez obviously is a blow, but losing your at best 4th best player doesn't really change your team's outlook all that much.  The Bucks were 6-8 and had won 8 straight until last night's loss to the Raptors, which was the 2nd night of a back-to-back and on the road with travel playing against a team that hasn't traveled in a week and had a full day off in between games.  And most importantly, Giannis didn't play either. 

Other than the Nets, the Bucks, even without Lopez, are clearly and significantly better than everyone in the East. 
2021 Historical Draft - 5th Pick - Raptors
PG - Tiny Archibald 73, Don Buse 77, Terrell Brandon 96
SG - Chet Walker 67, Michael Cooper 87, Raja Bell 06
SF - Predrag "Peja" Stojakovic 04, Kiki Vandeweghe 87, Robert Covington 18
PF - Karl Malone 97, Spencer Haywood 73, David West 08
C - Ben Wallace 04, George Mikan 50, Al Jefferson 08

Re: NBA Season 2021-22
« Reply #827 on: December 03, 2021, 01:11:32 PM »

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East now has a 3 game edge on the West.  Over the last week or so it has been floating between like 3 and 5. 

The records on the whole are starting to even out some.  The two worst records are in the East, but the next 4 are in the West.  The 2 best and 3 of 4 best records are in the West.  The East is better record wise in the mid-tier of the playoffs and play-in game.  There are 13 teams that are either .500 or within 2 games of .500, which is a shockingly high number for this point in the season, but I think that is brought about by the 2 incredibly good teams (over .850) and the 5 incredibly bad teams (under .300) record wise.
2021 Historical Draft - 5th Pick - Raptors
PG - Tiny Archibald 73, Don Buse 77, Terrell Brandon 96
SG - Chet Walker 67, Michael Cooper 87, Raja Bell 06
SF - Predrag "Peja" Stojakovic 04, Kiki Vandeweghe 87, Robert Covington 18
PF - Karl Malone 97, Spencer Haywood 73, David West 08
C - Ben Wallace 04, George Mikan 50, Al Jefferson 08

Re: NBA Season 2021-22
« Reply #828 on: December 03, 2021, 01:15:12 PM »

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East now has a 3 game edge on the West.  Over the last week or so it has been floating between like 3 and 5. 

The records on the whole are starting to even out some.  The two worst records are in the East, but the next 4 are in the West.  The 2 best and 3 of 4 best records are in the West.  The East is better record wise in the mid-tier of the playoffs and play-in game.  There are 13 teams that are either .500 or within 2 games of .500, which is a shockingly high number for this point in the season, but I think that is brought about by the 2 incredibly good teams (over .850) and the 5 incredibly bad teams (under .300) record wise.
you realize this is what 99% of the population would described as a deep conference? ROFL

Re: NBA Season 2021-22
« Reply #829 on: December 03, 2021, 01:21:53 PM »

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East now has a 3 game edge on the West.  Over the last week or so it has been floating between like 3 and 5. 

The records on the whole are starting to even out some.  The two worst records are in the East, but the next 4 are in the West.  The 2 best and 3 of 4 best records are in the West.  The East is better record wise in the mid-tier of the playoffs and play-in game.  There are 13 teams that are either .500 or within 2 games of .500, which is a shockingly high number for this point in the season, but I think that is brought about by the 2 incredibly good teams (over .850) and the 5 incredibly bad teams (under .300) record wise.
you realize this is what 99% of the population would described as a deep conference? ROFL
I agree the West is a deep conference since 7 of the 13 are in the West.
2021 Historical Draft - 5th Pick - Raptors
PG - Tiny Archibald 73, Don Buse 77, Terrell Brandon 96
SG - Chet Walker 67, Michael Cooper 87, Raja Bell 06
SF - Predrag "Peja" Stojakovic 04, Kiki Vandeweghe 87, Robert Covington 18
PF - Karl Malone 97, Spencer Haywood 73, David West 08
C - Ben Wallace 04, George Mikan 50, Al Jefferson 08

Re: NBA Season 2021-22
« Reply #830 on: December 03, 2021, 01:31:32 PM »

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East now has a 3 game edge on the West.  Over the last week or so it has been floating between like 3 and 5. 

The records on the whole are starting to even out some.  The two worst records are in the East, but the next 4 are in the West.  The 2 best and 3 of 4 best records are in the West.  The East is better record wise in the mid-tier of the playoffs and play-in game.  There are 13 teams that are either .500 or within 2 games of .500, which is a shockingly high number for this point in the season, but I think that is brought about by the 2 incredibly good teams (over .850) and the 5 incredibly bad teams (under .300) record wise.
you realize this is what 99% of the population would described as a deep conference? ROFL
I agree the West is a deep conference since 7 of the 13 are in the West.

Lol come on man. You just pointed out there are 13 teams within 2 games of .500 in the East. This is literally what the definition of a deep conference is. I am not sure if you are just joking or trolling at this point so donít know how in depth to go here. But if you have two conferences and the 11th seed in one is .500 and the 11th seed in the other is 9-14 this is literally the definition of a deep conference. Iíll add the 12th seed in East is 10-13 and the west is 7-13. This is what the term deep means. It is derived from depth, it has nothing to do with if three of the top 4 teams are in one conference. I honestly canít tell if you are trying to bust my chops here at this point, are being intentionally obtuse, donít understand the terms or what. I mean we can do a poll on this or something but it is just weird. Simmons, lowe, nba ringer podcast guys etc all routinely talk about how deep the East isÖ this isnít controversial stuff. So be honest, what is your deal here?
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Re: NBA Season 2021-22
« Reply #831 on: December 03, 2021, 02:07:35 PM »

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East now has a 3 game edge on the West.  Over the last week or so it has been floating between like 3 and 5. 

The records on the whole are starting to even out some.  The two worst records are in the East, but the next 4 are in the West.  The 2 best and 3 of 4 best records are in the West.  The East is better record wise in the mid-tier of the playoffs and play-in game.  There are 13 teams that are either .500 or within 2 games of .500, which is a shockingly high number for this point in the season, but I think that is brought about by the 2 incredibly good teams (over .850) and the 5 incredibly bad teams (under .300) record wise.
you realize this is what 99% of the population would described as a deep conference? ROFL
I agree the West is a deep conference since 7 of the 13 are in the West.

Lol come on man. You just pointed out there are 13 teams within .500 in the East. This is literally what the definition of a deep conference is. I am not sure if you are just joking or trolling at this point so donít know how in depth to go here. But if you have two conferences and the 11th seed in one is .500 and the 11th seed in the other is 9-14 this is literally the definition of a deep conference. Iíll add the 12th seed in East is 10-13 and the west is 7-13. This is what the term deep means. It is derived from depth, it has nothing to do with if three of the top 4 teams are in one conference. I honestly canít tell if you are trying to bust my chops here at this point, are being intentionally obtuse, donít understand the terms or what. I mean we can do a poll on this or something but it is just weird. Simmons, lowe, nba ringer podcast guys etc all routinely talk about how deep the East isÖ this isnít controversial stuff. So be honest, what is your deal here?
I did no such thing.
2021 Historical Draft - 5th Pick - Raptors
PG - Tiny Archibald 73, Don Buse 77, Terrell Brandon 96
SG - Chet Walker 67, Michael Cooper 87, Raja Bell 06
SF - Predrag "Peja" Stojakovic 04, Kiki Vandeweghe 87, Robert Covington 18
PF - Karl Malone 97, Spencer Haywood 73, David West 08
C - Ben Wallace 04, George Mikan 50, Al Jefferson 08

Re: NBA Season 2021-22
« Reply #832 on: December 03, 2021, 10:20:08 PM »

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Well that was a heck of a game Philly came back to beat Hawks by two. 

Now Suns and Warriors onÖÖ

Great night for hoops ÖÖgo Celtics

Re: NBA Season 2021-22
« Reply #833 on: December 03, 2021, 11:40:15 PM »

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I canít say the Lakers clippers game is particularly great. It is a close game but both teams just look mediocre. So many washed up vets on the floor.

Re: NBA Season 2021-22
« Reply #834 on: December 04, 2021, 12:11:38 AM »

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I canít say the Lakers clippers game is particularly great. It is a close game but both teams just look mediocre. So many washed up vets on the floor.

Good for my back to back Celtics LA sweep teaser bet!
Beat LA! Each!

Re: NBA Season 2021-22
« Reply #835 on: December 04, 2021, 12:14:19 AM »

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Why are the lakers wearing blue or is that purple?

Re: NBA Season 2021-22
« Reply #836 on: December 04, 2021, 12:21:24 AM »

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Who the heck is Luke Kennard? Lighting up the lakers

Re: NBA Season 2021-22
« Reply #837 on: December 04, 2021, 12:41:01 AM »

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They flexed Suns/Warriors in over Clippers/Lakers. But the Warriors ended up routing the Suns while Clippers got away with a close one at Lakers.

Re: NBA Season 2021-22
« Reply #838 on: December 04, 2021, 12:41:14 AM »

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Always  glad when the Lakers lose.

Re: NBA Season 2021-22
« Reply #839 on: December 04, 2021, 12:58:24 AM »

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Getting close to a third of the way through the season with the lakers at 12-12. Currently the 7 seed but 3 teams .5 game behind hi m.