2020-21 Around the NBA Thread

cheesebeef

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They talked about that on The Jump. Apparently Coach Bud thinks they'll do fine covering KD and he won't explode like the other night, they're sort of banking on that. Pretty stupid to bet against KD being KD in a big playoff game. Averages go out the window in these instances, you cover their best guy with your best defender. Its a no brainer and when it costs them, he deserves to be fired for it.

Well, even though I woulda done it, looks like they will win again tonight.
 

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i wonder if there could be a Philly-Portland deal in the works. McCollum for Simmons? Portland gets a DESPERATELY needed perimeter defender and playmaker while Philly gets the scoring guard they desperately need.

Lillard for Simmons + picks makes even more sense
 

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Even if Lillard forces a trade, they'll want more than Ben Simmons. Ben Simmons would be a decent piece for a team like the Warriors or even Nets, a team with plenty of offensive options but he's not a piece to build around.

I can't see Lillard being dealt this year either. They'll try to please him with a new coach and I think McCollum will also get dealt for help before they start entertaining offers for Lillard.
 

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I always enjoyed Haralabob as a guest on the Bill Simmons podcast and was bummed that he stopped after taking this gig. But this is all news to me because I haven’t been following. I’ll have to check it out.
there is an article that was released by the athletic, a couple days ago. afterward Mark Cuban slammed the article, yet the day later donnie nelson was out and rick Carlisle resigned. just about a week ago or so, Mark stated that he had no plans to make a coaching change.

I wasn't even aware of Haralabob until the story broke a couple days ago. it definitely sounded strange that Luka Doncic has yelled profanity at him from the court. It is strange that Cuban would listen to Haralabob more than listening to Donnie Nelson. But that is Mark Cuban, he has always done it his way. When Cuban talks too much or oversteps his lane it causes problems for others. Recently Cuban made strange comments that seemed to be revealing. before the playoffs when the mavs were actually playing well, on his own accord Mark talked about Luka and KP's strained relationship and was spinning it in a positive way. Recently after the playoffs he seemed to do a 180 on his comments as if he never made them. Then his endorsement of Rick Carlisle staying beyond this year wasn't a simple yes, it was sort of like a Jerry Jones backhanded complement that would have upset me if I were the coach. I would have been like, I can't work for this guy anymore. I think Rick has been awaiting this moment for a while now.
 
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