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2022 NBA Offseason Thread

Discussion in 'NBA Dish' started by Rockets34Legend, Jun 20, 2022.

  1. jiggyfly

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    The Pacers won 25 games last year what are you talking about?

    Orlando is currently on more of an upswing and maybe the Pistons as well and the magic are the poster children of being mediocre for a long time and how it ruined real chances for that franchise to be a contender.

    You are not making any sense.
     
  2. roslolian

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    You're the one who called them mediocre right? Now you're saying they suck and only won 25 games. Make up your mind you're the one who isn't making any sense. For me a mediocre team is someone near 0.500 to go from 25 games to "medicore" for a bunch of 20 yr olds is very good progress.

    Orlando only has Paolo Banchero and Franz Wagner, the rest of their pieces kinda suck ass I mean Fultz? Suggs? Compared to them Pacers have Hialiburton who has outplayed all the rookies last year, Jalen Smith who was obviously a stolen gem from PHX and Benedict Mathurin and Kendall Brown, 2 of the better 3nD wings from this year's class. They're extremely underrated and that's not even mentioning Dourte and Myles Turner.

    I think what's happening is you called Haliburton overrated last year and still can't get over how he is much better than Fox. I remember you saying Pacers made a mistake on that trade and the Kings won that trade which obviously is false by now. Just accept you were wrong and move on instead of hating on the Pacers for no reason.
     
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    They owe fam the bag after this
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    Adelaide didn't even make the finals of the Aus league last year...

    Wow!!
     
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    Didn't think I'd ever see my home town 36ers beat down an nba team! What an awesome day of basketball, on what was a public holiday Monday in Adelaide...

    36ers are widely tipped for top 3 this upcoming season in nbl, although i don't expect us to shoot that 3pt clip again this season! That was 2k cheatcode stuff

    .... just don't go stealing our imports, they have nba out clauses
     
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    Dingo ate my baby?
     
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    Is Melo retired, and he just doesn’t know it yet?
     
  16. J.R.

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    SI Top 100

    “Snubs”
    https://www.si.com/nba/2022/10/03/n...s-russell-westbrook-lonzo-ball-christian-wood
    Russell Westbrook
    Lonzo Ball
    Christian Wood
    Mike Conley
    Grant Williams
    Bogdan Bogdanovic
    Mitchell Robinson

    https://www.si.com/nba/2022/10/03/n...players-klay-thompson-rj-barrett-marcus-smart
    100. Myles Turner, Indiana Pacers (Previous rank: 70)
    99. Josh Giddey, Oklahoma City Thunder (Previous rank: NR)
    98. Jusuf Nurkić, Portland Trail Blazers (Previous rank: 65)
    97. Monte Morris, Washington Wizards (Previous rank: NR)
    96. Ivica Zubac, Los Angeles Clippers (Previous rank: 99)
    95. Bojan Bogdanović, Detroit Pistons (Previous rank: 74)
    94. Dillon Brooks, Memphis Grizzlies (Previous rank: 84)
    93. Dorian Finney-Smith, Dallas Mavericks (Previous rank: NR)
    92. Robert Covington, Los Angeles Clippers (Previous rank: 80)
    91. Spencer Dinwiddie, Dallas Mavericks (Previous rank: 75)
    90. Alex Caruso, Chicago Bulls (Previous rank: NR)
    89. RJ Barrett, New York Knicks (Previous rank: NR)
    88. Al Horford, Boston Celtics (Previous rank: NR)
    87. Julius Randle, New York Knicks (Previous rank: 41)
    86. Anfernee Simons, Portland Trail Blazers (Previous rank: NR)
    85. Herb Jones, New Orleans Pelicans (Previous rank: NR)
    84. Harrison Barnes, Sacramento Kings (Previous rank: 67)
    83. Norman Powell, Los Angeles Clippers (Previous rank: 92)
    82. Franz Wagner, Orlando Magic (Previous rank: NR)
    81. Jordan Poole, Golden State Warriors (Previous rank: NR)
    80. D’Angelo Russell, Minnesota Timberwolves (Previous rank: 61)
    79. Cam Johnson, Phoenix Suns (Previous rank: NR)
    78. Seth Curry, Brooklyn Nets (Previous rank: 81)
    77. Jalen Green, Houston Rockets (Previous rank: NR)

    It was inevitable Green’s shot-happy style would lead to rookie struggles. It was still a relief to see him find his sea legs after the All-Star break. He averaged 22.1 points on 47.6% shooting over his final 24 games (a massive step up from 14.6 and 38.7% in the first 43). He’s an explosive athlete with the gifts to be one of the league’s best scorers, and if he stays on a fast learning curve, it could happen sooner than later.

    76. Terry Rozier, Charlotte Hornets (Previous rank: 78)
    75. Kristaps Porziņģis, Washington Wizards (Previous rank: 58)
    74. Malcolm Brogdon, Boston Celtics (Previous rank: 47)
    73. John Collins, Atlanta Hawks (Previous rank: 54)
    72. Jerami Grant, Portland Trail Blazers (Previous rank: 55)
    71. Keldon Johnson, San Antonio Spurs (Previous rank: NR)
    70. Jonas Valančiūnas, New Orleans Pelicans (Previous rank: 86)
    69. Jalen Brunson, New York Knicks (Previous rank: NR)
    68. Nikola Vučević, Chicago Bulls (Previous rank: 39)
    67. Michael Porter Jr., Denver Nuggets (Previous rank: 52)
    66. Klay Thompson, Golden State Warriors (Previous rank: 57)
    65. Gordon Hayward, Charlotte Hornets (Previous rank: 45)
    64. Aaron Gordon, Denver Nuggets (Previous rank: 63)
    63. DeAndre Hunter, Atlanta Hawks (Previous rank: NR)
    62. Clint Capela, Atlanta Hawks (Previous rank: 48)
    61. Tyler Herro, Miami Heat (Previous rank: NR)
    60. Jaren Jackson Jr., Memphis Grizzlies (Previous rank: 87)
    59. Kyle Lowry, Miami Heat (Previous rank: 40)
    58. Tobias Harris, Philadelphia 76ers (Previous rank: 50)
    57. Jarrett Allen, Cleveland Cavaliers (Previous rank: 83)
    56. Robert Williams III, Boston Celtics (Previous rank: NR)
    55. Desmond Bane, Memphis Grizzlies (Previous rank: NR)
    54. O.G. Anunoby, Toronto Raptors (Previous rank: 59)
    53. Andrew Wiggins, Golden State Warriors (Previous rank: 88)
    52. Tyrese Maxey, Philadelphia 76ers (Previous rank: NR)
    51. Mikal Bridges, Phoenix Suns (Previous rank: 53)

    https://www.si.com/nba/2022/10/04/n...ie-irving-ben-simmons-lamelo-ball-zach-lavine
    50. Marcus Smart, Boston Celtics (Previous ranking: 66)
    49. Deandre Ayton, Phoenix Suns (Previous ranking: 37 )
    48. Scottie Barnes, Toronto Raptors (Previous ranking: NR)
    47. Darius Garland, Cleveland Cavaliers (Previous ranking: NR)
    46. Cade Cunningham, Detroit Pistons (Previous ranking: NR)
    45. Domantas Sabonis, Sacramento Kings (Previous ranking: 36 )
    44. Evan Mobley, Cleveland Cavaliers (Previous ranking: NR)
    43. De’Aaron Fox, Sacramento Kings (Previous ranking: 32)
    42. LaMelo Ball, Charlotte Hornets (Previous ranking: 51)
    41. Tyrese Haliburton, Indiana Pacers (Previous ranking: 97)
    40. Fred VanVleet, Toronto Raptors (Previous ranking: 46)
    39. Ben Simmons, Brooklyn Nets (Previous ranking: 31)
    38. Draymond Green, Golden State Warriors (Previous ranking: 35)
    37. Dejounte Murray, Atlanta Hawks (Previous ranking: 73)
    36. Kyrie Irving, Brooklyn Nets (Previous ranking: 19)
    35. Anthony Edwards, Minnesota Timberwolves (Previous ranking: 77)
    34. CJ McCollum, New Orleans Pelicans (Previous ranking: 38)
    33. Zach LaVine, Chicago Bulls (Previous ranking: 29)
    32. Pascal Siakam, Toronto Raptors (Previous ranking: 44)
    31. Jamal Murray, Denver Nuggets (Previous ranking: 49)
     
  17. jordnnnn

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    SI has vaulted themselves into best rankings site.

    Finally someone with the brains and balls to not rank Westbrook.

    Although two of the bigger brains on clutchfans say Maxey> Harden and KPJ> Green so I dunno…
     
  18. J.R.

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    https://www.si.com/nba/2022/10/05/n...paul-george-ja-morant-chris-paul-jaylen-brown

    30. DeMar DeRozan, Chicago Bulls (Previous rank: 42)
    29. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Oklahoma City Thunder (Previous rank: 30)
    28. Rudy Gobert, Minnesota Timberwolves (Previous rank: 21)
    27. Khris Middleton, Milwaukee Bucks (Previous rank: 26)
    26. Jrue Holiday, Milwaukee Bucks (Previous rank: 28)
    25. Brandon Ingram, New Orleans Pelicans (Previous rank: 33)
    24. Chris Paul, Phoenix Suns (Previous rank: 18)
    23. Donovan Mitchell, Cleveland Cavaliers (Previous rank: 24)
    22. Jaylen Brown, Boston Celtics (Previous rank: 27)
    21. Bradley Beal, Washington Wizards (Previous rank: 15)
    20. Bam Adebayo, Miami Heat (Previous rank: 22)
    19. Zion Williamson, New Orleans Pelicans (Previous rank: 20)
    18. Anthony Davis, Los Angeles Lakers (Previous rank: 9)
    17. James Harden, Philadelphia 76ers (Previous rank: 7)
    16. Trae Young, Atlanta Hawks (Previous rank: 17)
    15. Karl-Anthony Towns, Minnesota Timberwolves (Previous rank: 23)
    14. Ja Morant, Memphis Grizzlies (Previous rank: 25)
    13. Damian Lillard, Portland Trail Blazers (Previous rank: 11)
    12. Devin Booker, Phoenix Suns (Previous rank: 16)
    11. Paul George, Los Angeles Clippers (Previous rank: 12)
     
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    https://www.si.com/nba/2022/10/06/n...ounmpo-stephen-curry-lebron-james-daily-cover

    10. Jimmy Butler, Miami Heat (Previous rank: 11)
    9. Jayson Tatum, Celtics (Previous rank: 13)
    8. Kawhi Leonard, Los Angeles Clippers (Previous rank: 10)
    7. LeBron James, Los Angeles Lakers (Previous rank: 3)
    6. Luka Dončić, Dallas Mavericks (Previous rank: 6)
    5. Joel Embiid, Philadelphia 76ers (Previous rank: 8)
    4. Kevin Durant, Brooklyn Nets (Previous rank: 1)
    3. Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors (Previous rank: 4)
    2. Nikola Jokić, Denver Nuggets (Previous rank: 5)
    1. Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee Bucks (Previous rank: 2)
     
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