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The whole team is taking on this attitude. Dillon Brooks got into it with Jokic and received a technical. He apparently has so many he is auto suspended for their next game.

They won't be the 2 seed in a week
 

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The whole team is taking on this attitude. Dillon Brooks got into it with Jokic and received a technical. He apparently has so many he is auto suspended for their next game.

They won't be the 2 seed in a week
He also has embraced the nickname Dylan the Villain. That team has absolutely no designs on being likeable.
 

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He could really be the face of the league and he can’t get out of his own way
Really seemed like he was on his way in Year 2 when he just exploded and brought the Grizz to the playoffs. But between last season and this season’s injuries and his wrestling like heel turn, that seems like a long time ago.
 

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He doesn't have any real friends that can smack the **** out of him? A mentor? Coach? Nothing?
He's turning to King JAffrey.

Ah well not our problem.
 

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He's saying that he's going to step away for a bit to, "Seek help." For his sake...hopefully that's true.
 

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Really seemed like he was on his way in Year 2 when he just exploded and brought the Grizz to the playoffs. But between last season and this season’s injuries and his wrestling like heel turn, that seems like a long time ago.

Great way to put it. It has become cartoonishly over the top.

Now I will be waiting for him to threaten a side line reporter mid interview.
 

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Image can really change a person. He's young and feels like his team is hated and the bad guys. So he's gotta get that hard look. I'm sure everyone clowning his 'I'm good in the west' didn't help.
Oh well glad he's not on my team. Look forward to Suns in 4
 

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I was just reading that, if the NBA follows their rules to the letter, the Ja is looking at a 50 game suspension. Because he brought this on a road trip (and was waiving it around while almost certainly under the influence), he broke a number of NBA rules and, likely, Colorado law.

David Stern would almost certainly throw the book at him, I kinda doubt Silver does.
 

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I was just reading that, if the NBA follows their rules to the letter, the Ja is looking at a 50 game suspension. Because he brought this on a road trip (and was waiving it around while almost certainly under the influence), he broke a number of NBA rules and, likely, Colorado law.

David Stern would almost certainly throw the book at him, I kinda doubt Silver does.
No way in hell the nba does that.
 

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Yeah, I don't think they will either.

It will be longer than the 2 games that Memphis gave him though... my guess is... 8.
8 games might be enough for us to catch the Grizz if we keep playing well and get us the 2 or 3 seed, which would be ideal, IMO.
 

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8 games might be enough for us to catch the Grizz if we keep playing well and get us the 2 or 3 seed, which would be ideal, IMO.

The West is such a cluster ---- that I don't know who I want to face.

Denver doesn't really scare me, maybe they should, but they don't. Getting the 4th seed wouldn't be a disaster. I know I'd rather be the 4 and face Denver in round 2 than be the 3 and have to beat Memphis on the road.

As for the first round, there are 9 teams fighting for the 5th-8th seed.

Prior to signing Westbrook, I think the Clippers were the scariest, but I don't think much of Ty Lue as a coach and I don't see him being able to bench Russ without causing a fire.

Dallas would be the most dramatic on paper... and most satisfying to beat.

The Pelicans with Zion, if he is in one of his 2 week stretches of health, would be scary, but they seem destined for the 8 seed... again.

The more I type this out, the more I feel confident in my initial instinct. Either the 2 or the 4.

The only team that really scares me, out west, is Memphis and the 2 or 4 give us the best chance of avoiding them entirely or facing them at home.

If we make the finals, I still think we're a dog to a healthy Buck or Celtic team, but not unwinnable.
 

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The teams that scare me are the bruising defenders. Like the Pelicans were last year. Our older players are so subject to injury.
 

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Ja self imploded
Hope the gun was worth it
Moron. Preppy rich boy acting hard in Colorado lol can't make this stuff up
 

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I was just reading that, if the NBA follows their rules to the letter, the Ja is looking at a 50 game suspension. Because he brought this on a road trip (and was waiving it around while almost certainly under the influence), he broke a number of NBA rules and, likely, Colorado law.

David Stern would almost certainly throw the book at him, I kinda doubt Silver does.

Yeah I just read that. He had the gun in Denver which means he took it on the team plane which violates NBA rules.
 

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Yeah I just read that. He had the gun in Denver which means he took it on the team plane which violates NBA rules.
This is clearly a "guns in the workplace" violation, and there is precedent for dealing with it. Arenas was suspended for the remainder of the season. The NBA can do no less here. Their policy is a mockery if they don't. There is more sensitivity to this issue now than when Arenas was suspended.

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