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@  Mario Peña : (10 October 2015 - 01:12 PM) If your part if the Red94 Fantasy Basketball League check the thread to vote for the date and time for the draft event. Thanks y'all!
@  jorgeaam : (07 October 2015 - 08:47 PM) Guys we need 1 more owner for the Red94 fantasy league, if interested please comment on the post in the fantasy basketball thread
@  slick shoes : (07 October 2015 - 06:50 PM) Kobe ranked one spot higher than Ariza? Is this based on legacy or...??
@  slick shoes : (07 October 2015 - 04:13 PM) It was hard to keep up with both the Astros and Rockets at the same time. Should be interesting on Thursday with the Texans and Astros on simultaneously.
@  Mario Peña : (07 October 2015 - 04:09 PM) It was fun to have the Rockets on last night! Right now I'm watching the Celtics versus Milan and Alessandro Gentile is impressive.
@  jorgeaam : (06 October 2015 - 07:47 PM) Well, thinking twice about it, I'd rather have him score less and have the team as a whole do better. Lawson should take a lot of his load off
@  jorgeaam : (06 October 2015 - 07:47 PM) Loving that, hope he hits 30 PPG this year
@  thejohnnygold : (06 October 2015 - 06:15 PM) Someone is feeling confident :) : LINK
@  jorgeaam : (06 October 2015 - 05:54 PM) 10 Teams done, will need 2 more
@  Mario Peña : (06 October 2015 - 02:35 PM) Alright guys, if anyone is interested in joining the Red94 fantasy basketball league we could use one more player to get us to 10 teams (or three to get us to 12 teams). Just check the thread in the Fantasy Basketball forum. Thanks!
@  thejohnnygold : (05 October 2015 - 06:23 PM) I use leaguepass here in Austin with no problems...
@  skip 2 my lou : (05 October 2015 - 03:14 PM) Hey fellas, I'm a rocket fan but I live in the heart of Dallas. Does anybody know if I buy NBA Leaguepass if it's too close to be subject to blackouts?
@  Losthief : (02 October 2015 - 02:24 AM) tks jg
@  thejohnnygold : (29 September 2015 - 05:16 AM) FYI, it was media day today. Interviews are up at NBA.com
@  slick shoes : (23 September 2015 - 06:37 PM) kind of late in the day but NBATV is broadcasting classis Rockets games all day today.
@  SadLakerFan : (16 September 2015 - 04:37 AM) Man, as a Laker fan, I'm learning how little you care about the off season when your team sucks. Anyway, a quick moment to remember Moses. Still remember watching the 81 team as a kid - losing record, NBA Finals. I would have cried w/joy if they could have beaten the Celtics.
@  jorgeaam : (15 September 2015 - 08:30 PM) http://bleacherrepor...ist-after-crash
@  jorgeaam : (15 September 2015 - 08:30 PM) So to celebrate his new contract, Montrezl Harrell saved someone's life on monday
@  thejohnnygold : (14 September 2015 - 04:36 PM) A good article from Blinebury talking about when Hakeem and Moses used to play in the park. LINK
@  rockets best... : (14 September 2015 - 02:29 AM) I agree totally. I got to watch his Rocket days and the man was a hell of a player. BIG MO R.I.P.


Top 5...and why...

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#1 thejohnnygold



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Posted 27 October 2014 - 10:44 PM

I was just wondering what 5 teams people would pick if they could only watch those 5 teams' games this season.  List them in order from first to worst and give some reasons.  We should leave Houston out because I think we can all safely assume that is everyone's #1 pick.  Here's mine:


LA Clippers:  Chris Paul and Blake Griffin are human highlight reels.  They are going to be a road block in the playoffs so I want to see what we are up against.


Chicago Bulls:  Derrick Rose, when healthy, does things few humans can do.  I am very intrigued about the Gasol/Noah pairing.  Likely the only team in the East that can beat the Cavs in a series.


New Orleans Pelicans: Davis, and the rest of their starting 5 are good--very good.  They lack depth and are physically fragile, but I think they will be tough to beat and fun to watch.  I also think a Ryan Anderson trade is imminent, unless they have convinced him to be 6th man.


Charlotte Bobcats:  I think they are going to be very good this year.  As always, if healthy, I really like this roster.  PF is going to be a question mark, but in the East I see no reason they can't claim a 3-4 seed.  Plus Lance Stephenson--what's the over/under on crazy things he does this season?  8?


Oklahoma City Thunder:  Two top 10 players.  Love him or hate him, Westbrook is fun to watch.  Playoff scouting.  It's fun to root against them.  'Nuff said.  


Just missed the cut: Minnesota, Detroit, Cleveland, Washington, Milwaukee

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Posted 27 October 2014 - 11:28 PM

1.) Cleveland : It's going to be interesting to see how the newest big 3 mesh. In case some of you don't know, Kyries catch and shoot numbers are HORRID.

2.) OKC : Is Westbrook better than Harden? Now is his chance to prove the doubters wrong. Many, myself included, thought that OKC should have traded Westbrook and kept harden.

3.) LAC : for the reasons listed in JGs.

4.) LAL : I'm interested to see if Lin can do more with Kobes tutelage.(He was a disappointment in Houston).

5.) NOP : interested to see if their talent can gel. They should be in the playoffs based on talent.
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    Posted 27 October 2014 - 11:44 PM

    1. Spurs - Pop's mid game interviews.

    2. 76ers - best team ever

    3. Dallas - Parson's daily weight gain.

    4. Bulls - Want to see Rose's leg break in two.

    5. Lakers - Swaggy P and Mamba, nuff said.
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    Posted 28 October 2014 - 02:08 AM

    5. Phoenix - they will experiment with an extreme small-ball, four guard lineup with Dragic/Bledsoe/Thomas/Green, with Morris (the good one) at center. How do you defend a lineup in which everyone on the floor can hurt you from anywhere on the floor? Should be fun to watch...especially on the fast break.

    4. Detroit - I want to see all the different SVG facial expressions every time J-Smoove launches an ill-advised three point shot.

    3. Milwaukee - I think they go from worst in the league to playoff (eastern) dark horse this year. Parker is the ROY favorite, and I've read in a few places that they are considering using the Greek freak at PG this year. Isn't he like 6'10"?

    2. New Orleans - two words: The Brow.

    1. Dallas - for all the reasons I can't stand the Mavs, it will be fun to watch them flame out (as I suspect they will) and miss the playoffs entirely. I know Carlisle is one of the best, and Dirk is still somehow Dirk, but I'm predicting it now. Probably just the homer in me...
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    #5 Losthief


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    Posted 28 October 2014 - 04:00 AM

    No particular order:


    okc- i got to see durant alot in person at texas....somehow that makes me like to watch him mor.

    spurs- I hate them in a team sense, but like their players individually...im a complicated fellow

    bucks- giannas...and chance to see larry sanders morph into artest 2.0 fully

    gs- high scoring games w/ lots of highlights and shots

    clips- griffen and paul fast breaks


    if i had to be ordered.......probably gs, spurs, okc, bucks, clips.

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      Posted 28 October 2014 - 06:02 AM

      1) chicago bulls - they have been my second team forever. Some guy named Jordan got me into basketball. Interest in rose's return the passing between noah and gasol and watching thibs defensive system. 


      2) LA clippers - dunks and the best pg 


      3) Gsw - If they stay healthy. Lots of scoring.  love watching the aussies in the league. 


      4) Dallas - one of the best coached teams in the league. Will love to watch Parsons like one of his many  ex-girlfriends bitter and twisted but also understanding that it was time to move on. 


      5) Cleveland - Got to see the best player in the world even though he repulses me a fair amount. My hope is the rockets meet them in the finals and we not only destroy them but also the concept of small ball.

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      #7 Mason Khamvilay

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      Posted 28 October 2014 - 08:07 PM

      San Antonio - the more I familiarize myself with the intricacies of team basketball the more I appreciate Spurs basketball. From the loop which I've grown to believe is the best off-the-ball way to utilize a point-guard (we haven't seen a truly ball-dominant point-guard win a championship since 1990!), to their misdirection screens where the big man doing the dribble hand-off at the top then goes to set a screen for the shooter cutting baseline who set a screen for the other big man which was really just a distraction to cause confusion for the shooter to lose his man, to the hawk actions which starts with a simple screen from the center for the shooting-guard to cut down the middle then curl out to where a double-screen is waiting to get the shooter open but that's just to distract the help defenders towards the shooter (the better the shooter the better the distraction, which is one reason why the value of elite shooters is in higher demand than ever before) instead of giving their full attention to the pick-and-roll which is about to happen between the ball handler and the center who set the first screen for the shooter. A lot of these plays are practically impossible to defend because by defending one play you're weakening your defense against the other play, and even if you successfully defended both plays there is always a counter pick-and roll or something that immediately follows--there is never a stagnant moment. If I could describe Spurs motion-offense in one sentence I would say it's a seemless flow, an endless weave, of demoralizing waves after waves of plays after plays each harder to stop than the last. 

      I will post my other four teams later.

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      #8 Alituro


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        Posted 28 October 2014 - 08:59 PM

        • SAS: For why 2016 stated above, I may learn something watching their mastery at work.
        • GSW: Fun to Watch
        • PHX: See: GSW
        • DAL: Comedic relief (tie between LAL for this reason)
        • NOP: Lived there, think they will vastly improve, and am a fan of Asik.

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        #9 cointurtlemoose


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          Posted 29 October 2014 - 05:31 AM

          1) Cleveland - I think they/Blatt will figure it out, but there will be growing pains along the way, and it will be very interesting!


          2) Clippers - I mean, of course.


          3) Milwaukee - It's like a mix between the intriguing factor, the comedic factor, and the GIANNIS FACTOR! Just all around fun.


          4) Spurs - Cause duh.


          5) Warriors - If healthy, there's so much untapped potential in this team, IMO. I'd love to see if Kerr's presence moves things forward.

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          #10 Mario Peña

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          Posted 29 October 2014 - 05:47 PM

          (okay, I'm going to have a timetodie moment here)

          I can't believe a couple of you guys picked the Lakers, really? Old man Mamba? Come on now.


          Watching that team will be brutal. Out of every ten games at least 5 are duds, maybe you get 1 Lin or Boozer game and a few hot Kobe shoot-a-thons. sounds horrible to me but hey I guess some folks would enjoy that.

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