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    Default NBA 2018-2019 Season thread

    BASKETBALL IS BACK!



    Who's hyped for the new season that tips off tonight?

    Predictions for the Best Record? League MVP? Defensive Player of the Year? Rookie of the Year? Coach of the Year? Who makes the All-NBA squad?

    How's YOUR team (realistically) going to do this year?

    To the Hoop!

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    My take:

    Best Record: Boston Celtics
    League MVP: LeBron James
    Defensive Player of the Year: Draymond Green
    Rookie of the Year: Dallas' Luka Doncic
    All-NBA 1st Team: Kyrie Irving/Klay Thompson/Kawhi Leonard/LeBron James/Anthony Davis

    My Detroit Pistons? Presuming relative good health for all key players, hovering at just over .500, 7th or 8th seed in the Eastern Conference.

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    Nice to see my Sixers have picked up right where they left off last season, turning the ball over like it’s a live grenade as they’re losing to Boston 47-42 at the half.
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    Anyone who thinks there's been a renewed rivalry between Philly and Boston were promptly cured of that foolish notion after my Sixers were bitchslapped by the Celts 105-87 last night. In fact, the Sixers are all of 2-8 against Boston since last season with Jayson Tatum whomping them real good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by daBronzeBomma View Post
    BASKETBALL IS BACK!



    Who's hyped for the new season that tips off tonight?

    Predictions for the Best Record? League MVP? Defensive Player of the Year? Rookie of the Year? Coach of the Year? Who makes the All-NBA squad?
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    How's YOUR team (realistically) going to do this year?

    To the Hoop!
    turning the ball over like it's a live explosive as they're losing to Boston 47-42 at the half.
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    Of all the familiar faces in unfamiliar jerseys this new season, the one I'm most curious about is this guy:



    and not just because of his newly-discovered unforgettably inhuman laugh. Seriously, look up "Kawhi Leonard laugh" and turn the audio up. It's ... unsettling.

    More seriously, is Kawhi just a one-year rental on his way to the Lakers/Clippers next summer?

    Or can Toronto pull an OKC and convince him to stay?

    Either way, will be fascinating to watch him this season.

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    I think my Trail Blazers are better than people give them credit for. They're going to sneak up on the league this year. Finishing third in the West last year was not a fluke.
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    After last season, I am very excited to support the Indiana Pacers this time around with Oladipo in charge. The Miles Turner signing was a feather in the cap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by daBronzeBomma
    My take:

    Best Record: Boston Celtics
    League MVP: LeBron James
    Defensive Player of the Year: Draymond Green
    Rookie of the Year: Dallas' Luka Doncic
    All-NBA 1st Team: Kyrie Irving/Klay Thompson/Kawhi Leonard/LeBron James/Anthony Davis

    My Detroit Pistons? Presuming relative good health for all key players, hovering at just over .500, 7th or 8th seed in the Eastern Conference.
    Nice predictions!

    Quote Originally Posted by daBronzeBomma
    Of all the familiar faces in unfamiliar jerseys this new season, the one I'm most curious about is this guy:



    and not just because of his newly-discovered unforgettably inhuman laugh. Seriously, look up "Kawhi Leonard laugh" and turn the audio up. It's ... unsettling.

    More seriously, is Kawhi just a one-year rental on his way to the Lakers/Clippers next summer?

    Or can Toronto pull an OKC and convince him to stay?

    Either way, will be fascinating to watch him this season.
    It was weirdly funny but I can see Leonard being a 1-yr rental.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LibSuperstar View Post



    It was weirdly funny but I can see Leonard being a 1-yr rental.
    Didn't he get a PUMA shoe deal?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Red Robe Jaldari
    Didn't he get a PUMA shoe deal?
    PUMA has hinted at it but I don't think it's done yet.

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    I think the Houston Rockets will regret signing Carmelo Anthony as they likely do not make the Western conference finals this upcoming postseason.

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    Honestly surprised that this combustible Lakers roster took two games before throwing punches

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hiromi View Post
    Honestly surprised that this combustible Lakers roster took two games before throwing punches
    That wasn't your typically hilarious NBA slap fest, either. Rondo landed a closed first punch to Chris Paul's noggin after Paul poked Rondo in the eye (after Rondo allegedly spit at Paul). And Lebron continues to impress me with he plays peacemaker.

    But yeah, I figured the Lakers would be 1-1, not 0-2 to start this season.

    Pencil in Warriors vs Celtics for the Finals right now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by daBronzeBomma View Post
    That wasn't your typically hilarious NBA slap fest, either. Rondo landed a closed first punch to Chris Paul's noggin after Paul poked Rondo in the eye (after Rondo allegedly spit at Paul). And Lebron continues to impress me with he plays peacemaker.

    But yeah, I figured the Lakers would be 1-1, not 0-2 to start this season.

    Pencil in Warriors vs Celtics for the Finals right now.
    Ingram came through with that Dhalsim shot too
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