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Old 10-27-2012, 12:42 PM   #1
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I haven't been this excited for hoops in a long, long time. I've been waiting for this season to start the minute game 7 ended in Los Angeles last year. With that said, a few stories as we kick off a full NBA season...



Defending Champs: Cue the Star Wars "Evil Empire" music. They've added Ray Allen, which will be a tremendous help to them, the big three are all young, and quite frankly, who in the East is going to stop them? Seriously. Anyone? Anyone? Bueller?



That brings us to these a-holes. The re-loaded Lakers. 0-7 in the preseason, but really, who cares? They're going to be good, and the inevitable showdown with the Thunder will be everything it's hyped up to be, I think.



Which brings us to the young up-and-coming team in the association, your Denver Nuggets. I'm all-in on these guys. I am over the moon. The playoff series last year was some of the most fun I've had watching the Nuggets ever. Look, do I think they're a championship team this year? No. I'm thinking more along the lines of second-round exit. But the overall premise is that I think these guys are ridiculously young and on the right track. Masai Ujiri for executive of the year.

Other things to chew on:
-Thunder: What will happen with James Harden? There's no way they don't come to an agreement, right?
-Spurs/Celtics: How much longer can their old guns go for?
-Chicago: So much resting on DRose's ACL...
-New Orleans: How good will the 'Brow be this year? Is he a lock for ROY?
-Lastly, just to keep an old joke going: MAVEN?
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Old 10-27-2012, 12:45 PM   #2
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El contusion will be fine. Duncan looks younger now than 4 years ago. The rest of the team? Well they're young.
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Old 10-27-2012, 04:32 PM   #3
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Good read on LeBron.

http://www.grantland.com/story/_/id/...t-immortallity
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Old 10-27-2012, 04:52 PM   #5
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I hope the Bulls and the Clippers do well.
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Old 10-27-2012, 07:52 PM   #6
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Damnit OKC just traded James Harden. Oh well we had no choice. Better to get something for him.
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Damnit OKC just traded James Harden. Oh well we had no choice. Better to get something for him.

Wow . That blows. But I get what you mean about how hard it was going to be to keep him.
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Old 10-27-2012, 09:34 PM   #9
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Damnit OKC just traded James Harden. Oh well we had no choice. Better to get something for him.
He turned down a 4 yr 52 million extension so they got what they could
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Go Bulls! I hope they re-sign Taj Gibson.
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we need another star to pair with Rose.
Carlos Boozer's weak ass ain't going to cut it.
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He turned down a 4 yr 52 million extension so they got what they could
So the thunder couldn't pony up an extra 8 million for 23year old James harden?
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Kevin Martin and Jeremy Lamb, two first-round picks and a second-round pick
What OKC ended up getting for J.H.
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they can kiss that NBA title good bye until like 2014. they don't have the weapons to take out Miami,LA or SA by giving up Harden. unless Lamb and Jones III turn into studs this season.
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they can kiss that NBA title good bye until like 2014. they don't have the weapons to take out Miami,LA or SA by giving up Harden. unless Lamb and Jones III turn into studs this season.
Lamb was a beast at UConn.
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Lamb was a beast at UConn.
yeah and he'll eventually be one in the NBA. but this is a team trying to win a championship now. he likely won't get enough run unless he just wows early one.

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Totally agree man. He's been way to inconsistent since he got to Chicago. To soft on D and not aggressive enough on O. Not worth nearly what he's getting paid. Wish they would have brought in Amare Stoudemire instead.
the stupid ass hawks ****ed **** up.
we had Joe Johnson for 4 years 60 mil until the Hawks maxed him. we would have had Rose,JJ & Boozer as the top three.

i honestly hope with Rose out that we suck and got a top pick to get a star to pair with him but i doubt the team or Thibs would do such a thing.
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Lamb was a beast at UConn.

Yeah, Lamb is a very good young player. I think OKC did ok. Wouldn't be surprised if they move Martin.
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Ahhhhhh yahhhhhhhhhhhhhh

Another chip coming to South Beach!
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interesting trade by the Thunder. Nice pics and prospects back, but Harden gives u a chance to win now.
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Old 10-27-2012, 11:13 PM   #23
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interesting trade by the Thunder. Nice pics and prospects back, but Harden gives u a chance to win now.
Because nothing says I'm bored quite like 5 separate replies in a row before the next person posts something else.
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I know Lin has been sucking the balls in preseason but I'd like see Lin/harden backcourt
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Old 10-28-2012, 12:57 AM   #25
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long season, going to miss hardens D and energy off bench.
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