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"2021 NBA Preseason"


          

I’m loving Scotty Barnes already...looks like a reincarnation of Pippen.

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MO BAMBA HIT A THREE POINTER?
Oct 04th 2021
1
Boban just cashed two threes back to back lol.
Oct 06th 2021
3
Kyle off to a fantastic start for the Wizards.
Oct 05th 2021
2
I hope Dinwiddie does well, I met him a few times super nice guy
Oct 06th 2021
4
The Bulls are going to be a problem.
Oct 08th 2021
5
that's why they're not lol...
Oct 08th 2021
6
That 1st game against the Cavs was promising.
Oct 08th 2021
7
      Vuc is the weak link, he is not a defender...
Oct 08th 2021
9
           There's less pressure on Vuc now.
Oct 09th 2021
24
Bulls defense just finished outside the top-10 last season
Oct 08th 2021
8
RE: Bulls defense just finished outside the top-10 last season
Oct 08th 2021
10
Oh, so you’re rooting for the Bull this year?
Oct 08th 2021
11
FUCK outta here. Knicks for life, simpleton.
Oct 08th 2021
12
That post wasn’t for you.
Oct 08th 2021
14
Shit, I am.
Oct 08th 2021
13
      Oh, no doubt.
Oct 08th 2021
15
           lol pistons fans dont care about the knicks that way
Oct 08th 2021
17
                I hate this place.
Oct 08th 2021
18
                     the post i replied to didnt say Bulls at all tho...
Oct 14th 2021
43
I think a lot of it comes down to Zach on defense.
Oct 08th 2021
16
      RE: I think a lot of it comes down to Zach on defense.
Oct 08th 2021
19
           Look, Zach cares. Dude is one of the more ball is life guys in the leagu...
Oct 08th 2021
20
           He was improved on defense last year.
Oct 10th 2021
25
i went into last season excited
Oct 12th 2021
27
Bulls will be the 'Knicks' of this season
Oct 14th 2021
42
Bron looks lean, how does Step get away with all that dancing? Jae...
Oct 09th 2021
21
Russ had 6 TOS in the first half!
Oct 09th 2021
22
      #preseason
Oct 09th 2021
23
Nash already making the same mistake as last year
Oct 12th 2021
26
No , Harden did that by showing up out of shape most of the year
Oct 13th 2021
29
      So play him +36mpg…out of shape…?
Oct 13th 2021
30
           that was desperation, and yea it was dumb.
Oct 14th 2021
39
this warriors team full strength is gonna be a problem.
Oct 12th 2021
28
I doubt it, who's going to defend our big 2?
Oct 13th 2021
31
yeah they are deep again
Oct 13th 2021
36
really really pulling for him. he played very last year considering.
Oct 15th 2021
50
jorn poole on his johnny blaze shit. light switched on last season and h...
Oct 15th 2021
49
Dame gone, Mayne.
Oct 13th 2021
32
people keep saying that but Dame doesn't want to leave the West coast
Oct 15th 2021
60
Sarver is going to run out another young superstar
Oct 13th 2021
33
media negotiation. he aint going anywhere
Oct 13th 2021
34
Pat trades Bam and Tyler Herro for Dame, signs Ayton in the summer
Oct 13th 2021
35
I know it’s preseason, but a 70 point L though. Come on.
Oct 13th 2021
37
Bubble doesn’t count but preseason does.
Oct 13th 2021
38
Zion out to start the season…
Oct 14th 2021
40
When the hell did he break his foot?
Oct 15th 2021
52
Giannis is looking like he's about to take over the league
Oct 14th 2021
41
its looking buttery. i dont like that.
Oct 14th 2021
44
it crazy that people were trying write him off at 26, he's not even clos...
Oct 14th 2021
45
can't block that shit.....super high release point.
Oct 14th 2021
46
dude had a taste of greatness and just got hungrier.
Oct 14th 2021
47
as i said on twitruh, this is like when the nazgul came back on them
Oct 14th 2021
48
My mouth was open watching it like an idiot lol
Oct 15th 2021
51
The fluidity is quite impressive.
Oct 15th 2021
53
I talked to relatives of Karl Anthony Towns last night....
Oct 15th 2021
54
Good. He needs a fresh start faster than KG got.
Oct 15th 2021
55
Well, then everyone will be on the block by Christmas.
Oct 15th 2021
56
Man, he seems like a good dude…
Oct 15th 2021
58
unless they're getting a motherload Minny would be crazy to give him up
Oct 15th 2021
61
That Lakers team is going to be cluckery and clumsy
Oct 15th 2021
57
They won a title like a year and 2 days ago. I dont care.
Oct 15th 2021
59
Well, at least you’re not trying to fool yourself.
Oct 15th 2021
62
RE: That Lakers team is going to be cluckery and clumsy
Oct 15th 2021
63
Lakers projected starting lineup
Oct 15th 2021
65
      3 all stars, a solid center duo, and all kinds of scoring punch off the ...
Oct 15th 2021
68
      I’ll gladly bet that the Lakers will be a Top 3 seed in the West.
Oct 15th 2021
69
      What was their seeding last season?
Oct 15th 2021
70
           Is that a no
Oct 15th 2021
71
           Yes, I am sure. I want to make this bet. Do you?
Oct 15th 2021
72
           Do you accept these terms? (c)Darryl Philbin
Oct 15th 2021
73
           Bucks now 1-4 in pre-season. Harbinger of things to come?
Oct 16th 2021
79
      RE: Lakers projected starting lineup
Oct 15th 2021
78
           Bookmarked.
Oct 16th 2021
81
If Bron and AD are healthy in the playoffs everything else is irrelevant...
Oct 16th 2021
80
Looks like they are set to struggle in the beginning of the season
Oct 16th 2021
86
That Alize Johnson pickup was a nice little sneaky pickup.
Oct 15th 2021
64
the front office did they best they could this offseason
Oct 15th 2021
66
Yes. They have to. There are the twin towers in Cleveland
Oct 15th 2021
67
*sigh* Gonna be a long season.
Oct 15th 2021
74
      I disagree with this. Vuecvic was not a necessary piece
Oct 15th 2021
75
           Would be nice you’re acknowledging not putting your money up tho.
Oct 16th 2021
82
                allScared
Oct 16th 2021
83
                M-i-C
Oct 16th 2021
84
                     You care about the preseason.
Oct 16th 2021
85
                          I can make you an honorary Bulls fan for the year.
Oct 16th 2021
87
                               I fux with Caruso and like Lonzo of course. We’ll finish with a higher...
Oct 16th 2021
88
Ball - 2 steals
Oct 15th 2021
76
this nigga got turnarounds on the baseline now?
Oct 15th 2021
77
Look like he forming the weapons to prosper no matter what Ray say
Oct 16th 2021
89

Castro
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1. "MO BAMBA HIT A THREE POINTER?"
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i just wanted to post that.

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3. "Boban just cashed two threes back to back lol."
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Wed Oct-06-21 09:25 PM by Beezo

  

          

Shoot them shits big fellas!

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2. "Kyle off to a fantastic start for the Wizards."
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Smh.

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4. "I hope Dinwiddie does well, I met him a few times super nice guy"
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and usually im weary of all the crypto currency nerds (and BOY is he one lol)

I bet the nets kept him right now though lmao. he can be solid PG if he's healed properly.

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5. "The Bulls are going to be a problem."
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Fri Oct-08-21 08:41 AM by Castro

  

          

Lavine and Lonzo look very comfortable together and both already know how to find DeRozan in his spots. Caruso doing his thing too. Vucevic will get his shots too....if the front court can play defense half as good as Ball and Lavine....wooosa. They definitely look like a playoff team.

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6. "that's why they're not lol..."
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>....if the front
>court can play defense

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7. "That 1st game against the Cavs was promising."
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But then again, it was the Cavs.
Definitely promising, but I need larger sample size.

Ball and Caruso are immediately huge upgrades defensively for the Bulls.
And when Patrick Williams returns, I think they'll be ok.
And look, they don't need to be a top 5 defense.
An average defense will get this team to a 6th seed easy.

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9. "Vuc is the weak link, he is not a defender..."
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>But then again, it was the Cavs.
>Definitely promising, but I need larger sample size.
>
>Ball and Caruso are immediately huge upgrades defensively for
>the Bulls.
>And when Patrick Williams returns, I think they'll be ok.
>And look, they don't need to be a top 5 defense.
>An average defense will get this team to a 6th seed easy.
>

he's gets numbers offensively but he's a liability on D, that's why Orlando was sorry despite his "all-star" status

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24. "There's less pressure on Vuc now."
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The one thing these two pre-season games have showed me is that
high IQ players on defense make a huge difference.
The Bulls haven't had that in a long time.
Both Caruso and Ball make Vucevic's life so much easier.
Caruso is so good at placing himself in a position to cover
two players it makes it so Vucevic doesn't have to drop back so quickly.

I'll be curious to see how it looks in a month.

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8. "Bulls defense just finished outside the top-10 last season"
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not as bad as people think on that end.

and with zach's defense improving after a summer of pop using him as a defensive stopper paired with lonzo, caruso (who will probably close most games), and a promising patrick williams (who has all the physical tools to be really good) i think we can be better than average.

  

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10. "RE: Bulls defense just finished outside the top-10 last season"
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With Lonzo and Lavine, they really are going to be a tough matchup for other teams...two 6'7" athletic pitbulls and then you have DeRozan on the wing.

I am impressed.

Looks like my Knicks will have their hands full when we meet y'all.

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11. "Oh, so you’re rooting for the Bull this year?"
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Fri Oct-08-21 04:04 PM by allStah

          

Okay. Your Knicks movement dead already?

About to see a ton of dudes all on the bandwagon.

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12. "FUCK outta here. Knicks for life, simpleton."
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You gotta acknowledge quality when you see it, and like I said, the bulls look good.

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14. "That post wasn’t for you."
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Nor did I reply to you.

SMH.

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13. "Shit, I am. "
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It's 100% possible to have your one squad and still root for other players/teams.

Hell, sometimes it's just a matter of enjoying how a particular team plays. As a Lakers fan, I loved the Kings, unless they were playing the Lakers. That was a great team that played a beautiful brand of basketball.

There are plenty of players and teams I want to succeed, just not over/against the Lakers.

Right now I love the Knicks, Pels, and Bulls, and want to see each of them do well- until they play the Lakers, at which time they can fuck off over the course of 48 minutes plus timeouts and commercial breaks.

  

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15. "Oh, no doubt. "
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But there is a difference. You don’t follow A HUGE RIVAL TEAM

Knicks and Pistons are enemies, forever. Random rooted for the Knicks last year.

And vice versa.

Would you dare root or follow the Celtics?

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17. "lol pistons fans dont care about the knicks that way"
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our enemies list is

Bulls
Celtics
Lakers

Pacers



Heat















everyone else

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18. "I hate this place."
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Jesus. They are enemies of the BULLS.

I never said of each other.

SMH.

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43. "the post i replied to didnt say Bulls at all tho..."
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and i really cant keep track of who all these people are cheering for at any given time

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16. "I think a lot of it comes down to Zach on defense. "
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We know Lonzo is a great team defender, not really a consistent stopper in iso but deadly in passing lanes and good with his anticipation. We know Caruso can genuinely be a stopper on the perimeter on reasonably sized guards. We know Williams will continue to be improve. That's a really nice start.

We also know DeRozan will almost certainly continue to be a bad-to-very-bad defender. And we know Vucevic will be a bad defender in space, although I can't imagine Billy would ever force him to switch, so it probably won't matter in the regular season as much, and he can probably be serviceable (and I think there's a chance Billy could straight up use Williams as a small ball 5 and switch everything at game's end against a lot of teams that may require switching).

So I think the overall regular season defensive ranking could definitely end up Top 10, provided that Zach stays locked in the way he looked this summer. It's going to be a lot harder to lock in like that during a random game against some middling NBA team on a Wednesday night vs. the Olympics, but if he takes that step and pushes to be a borderline All-Defense type of defender (which he absolutely has the physical tools to be), then the Bulls could honestly end up Top 8, maybe Top 6 defensively. The defense isn't really a concern for me.

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19. "RE: I think a lot of it comes down to Zach on defense. "
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>We know Lonzo is a great team defender, not really a
>consistent stopper in iso but deadly in passing lanes and good
>with his anticipation. We know Caruso can genuinely be a
>stopper on the perimeter on reasonably sized guards. We know
>Williams will continue to be improve. That's a really nice
>start.

Caruso was a solid defender on the Lakers I wouldn't call him a "stopper" lol

>We also know DeRozan will almost certainly continue to be a
>bad-to-very-bad defender. And we know Vucevic will be a bad
>defender in space, although I can't imagine Billy would ever
>force him to switch, so it probably won't matter in the
>regular season as much, and he can probably be serviceable
>(and I think there's a chance Billy could straight up use
>Williams as a small ball 5 and switch everything at game's end
>against a lot of teams that may require switching).

that's the the thing, a lot of teams in the league play "small ball" more than half the team and don't play a big man on the floor, Vuc will be exposed

>So I think the overall regular season defensive ranking could
>definitely end up Top 10, provided that Zach stays locked in
>the way he looked this summer. It's going to be a lot harder
>to lock in like that during a random game against some
>middling NBA team on a Wednesday night vs. the Olympics, but
>if he takes that step and pushes to be a borderline
>All-Defense type of defender (which he absolutely has the
>physical tools to be), then the Bulls could honestly end up
>Top 8, maybe Top 6 defensively. The defense isn't really a
>concern for me.

I don't know how common it is for someone to go from not really caring about defense to "All-Defense type of defender" in year 7

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20. "Look, Zach cares. Dude is one of the more ball is life guys in the leagu..."
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Shitty organizations, coaches and teammates play a huge role in overall player development or lack thereof. After seven or whatever years in the league Zach finally has proper stability from the top down. I’m like 99.97% positive that will show through in his overall game.

  

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25. "He was improved on defense last year. "
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The "Zach is bad on defense" meme was true at the start (and definitely in college) but has faded with time-- and then at the Olympics he was absolutely on one defensively. I expect him to ride that wave, and further improvement should be expected in general given his last season or two. I wasn't saying I necessarily expect him to be All-Defense this season-- I just think he's got a really high ceiling if he continues to grow. He was the best perimeter defender for Team USA at the Olympics this summer. That says a lot about where he can go this year imo.

>Caruso was a solid defender on the Lakers I wouldn't call him
>a "stopper" lol

When you're looking at guard on-ball defenders in the NBA, he's absolutely one of the best. As I said, if he's guarding guards of a reasonable size, I expect him to be one of the best 1v1 defenders in the NBA this year. You can't put him on Giannis or Durant or anything, but if you think an on-ball defender of Caruso's caliber won't have impact on the Bulls... I just flat disagree, lol.

>that's the the thing, a lot of teams in the league play "small
>ball" more than half the team and don't play a big man on the
>floor, Vuc will be exposed

I'm not sure this is true in the regular season. You see a lot of teams play with a center on the floor regular season. Where Vuc will be of significantly decreased value is 4th quarter in playoff games, where, yes, switchability is everything. But that shouldn't be the Bulls' first concern right now. Their first concern should be win enough games to talk about the playoffs-- and continue to bring Patrick Williams along. Because if Williams comes along as he should, then they'll just bench Vuc during any small ball run in the playoff and play Williams at the 5.

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27. "i went into last season excited"
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not really because i thought they would be great or even good at the start. it was nice to have a fresh start and approach. a lot of young players that i was hoping would develop through the season. it was a rough season though. the trades at the deadline didnt really push them forward. not a lot of development for key young players. towards the end i saw that they werent going anywhere last year and hopefully the offseason would bring the needed change.

i did not expect this much change though. on paper and through the first few preseason games i am excited again. i do expect some struggles and i do think there are areas where they will need to improve (another trade) to be serious contenders. i do think it should be fun to watch for the most part.

definitely think im getting team pass again.

  

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42. "Bulls will be the 'Knicks' of this season"
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they replaced a lot of ineffective spots on their team and upgraded at numerous positions. so now it's not going to be this awkward Zach, Vucevic island scenario.

Yes, I'm mad. Let's move on.

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21. "Bron looks lean, how does Step get away with all that dancing? Jae..."
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Crowder got immediately ejected for do his salsa dance against the Lakers last year is it because he's not as cute and cuddly as Steph

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22. "Russ had 6 TOS in the first half!"
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Ole ass lakers gone be FUN!!!

How the mighty have fallen!

Thought last year was painful? This year is going to be “ no country for old men”!

FOCK LAKERS SEASON HAS STARTED.

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23. "#preseason"
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26. "Nash already making the same mistake as last year"
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He shouldn't be playing KD and Harden +25mins in the preseason
Especially with no 'Rie

I thought he made the same mistake last year
Instead of resting guys for the playoffs
He ran Harden into the ground trying to get the 1 seed

I have no faith in BKN.

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29. "No , Harden did that by showing up out of shape most of the year "
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>He shouldn't be playing KD and Harden +25mins in the
>preseason
>Especially with no 'Rie
>
>I thought he made the same mistake last year
>Instead of resting guys for the playoffs
>He ran Harden into the ground trying to get the 1 seed
>
>I have no faith in BKN.

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30. "So play him +36mpg…out of shape…?"
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That makes sense to you?
Only junkyard played more mpg than Harden last year
Dumb.

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39. "that was desperation, and yea it was dumb."
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>That makes sense to you?
>Only junkyard played more mpg than Harden last year
>Dumb.

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28. "this warriors team full strength is gonna be a problem."
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31. "I doubt it, who's going to defend our big 2?"
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36. "yeah they are deep again "
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folks are still sleeping on Wiseman. He may end up being the most important piece behind Steph.

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50. "really really pulling for him. he played very last year considering. "
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hopefully while his wheels heal he been getting up shots on shots on shots and has a more fluid jumper.

he will eat off of slip screens and oops from dray and steph driving and throwing the lob while everybody else is playing the passing lanes to the shooters parked on the perimeter.

that's lowkey dray's way of scoring, but getting other dudes to score.

but frfr, he better get a fucking serviceable jumper this year (giannis got one, why can't you???). 10 ppg, draymond, that's all we asking for.

wiggins need to just not turn into harrison barnes and i'll be happy. if he do 'last year wiggins' that will be more than enough. but i think he can do more.

best case is like the early days when they were blowing teams out and the bench was playing big minutes. if you got poole (eventually), iggy, wiseman and kuminga and one of the shooters on the court??? there's gonna be so many dunks and fast breaks and they gonna wear out second units.

granted it was preseason, but they were hanging w/ lakers' big 3. that depth (personnel combined w/ their playing style) should end up being a plus against most teams. which gives them minutes, which means kerr can rest stars in season and in key stretches of big games, which has been kind of a hidden superpower.

i'm hyped for the season.

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49. "jorn poole on his johnny blaze shit. light switched on last season and h..."
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still building. he has had far more highlights than i'm accustomed to in preseason.

otto p & bjelly looking like some nice vet min pickups.

even in their dynastic run, dubs second unit was full of cats who would surprise you if they made a 3.

livingston kept it moving w/ the impeccable taper and midrange game, but not a lot of deep balls. just great defense, good ball movement, and more off the drive.

but w/ all these cats (and i'm including an improved damian lee, and assuming JTA did his summer homework and will be better from the arc).

steph avg'd 32 points last year being dead last in spacing for any top scorer. he gonna have space-space-space-space this year.


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32. "Dame gone, Mayne."
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Its just not going to happen for him in Portland, and we absolutely need to see him in the Finals with somebody. Where does he go from here? As this season plays out, he is going to keep a poker face, but the wheels are turning. Does he team up with Beal and someone else to form a big three somewhere else?

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60. "people keep saying that but Dame doesn't want to leave the West coast"
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33. "Sarver is going to run out another young superstar"
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Amare and Joe in their primes and Sarver wouldnt pay them

him and Ayton met at the Sanctuary hotel here and Ayton told reporters there "I just want to be respected. I love Phoenix, but..." which in English means I am fucking out of here.

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34. "media negotiation. he aint going anywhere"
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<--- Big Baller World Order

  

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35. "Pat trades Bam and Tyler Herro for Dame, signs Ayton in the summer"
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Dame, Jimmy, Duncan Robinson, Ayton and PJ.

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37. "I know it’s preseason, but a 70 point L though. Come on. "
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38. "Bubble doesn’t count but preseason does. "
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Cool.

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40. "Zion out to start the season…"
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😬😬😬

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52. "When the hell did he break his foot?"
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41. "Giannis is looking like he's about to take over the league"
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if he's taking (and making) jumpers like this.

Yes, I'm mad. Let's move on.

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44. "its looking buttery. i dont like that."
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thats baaaaad for the rest of our teams

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45. "it crazy that people were trying write him off at 26, he's not even clos..."
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to peaking

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46. "can't block that shit.....super high release point. "
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And if you do, two steps and he is dunking....from the three point line.

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47. "dude had a taste of greatness and just got hungrier."
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48. "as i said on twitruh, this is like when the nazgul came back on them "
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flying dragons.

gollum: 'wraiths with WINGS'??!!??

like, he a big enough problem, now he gonna be even more powerful?

lil' clip i seen had him hitting little midrange joints, step backs, 3s, showing a little handles (after cats clowned him so bad last year for having no bag).

this is a problematic development for the rest of the league.

i like giannis, tho.

peace & blessings,

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51. "My mouth was open watching it like an idiot lol"
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Bucks fans deserve this

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53. "The fluidity is quite impressive."
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Outside of the work he must have put in, I wonder if winning the championship gave him more confidence to be willing to put that on display without fear of failing or looking badly.

I wouldn't have never seen him being capable to creative his own shot like that based on how stiff and robotic his jumpers were before hand.

I wonder if other players on the Bucks will take notice and improve like he did.

Him improving so drastically will also make things much easier for Middleton since opposing teams will have to do more to contain Giannis in the midrange.

"Sean sparks like John Starks, nah, Sean ball like John Wall" - Rest In Power Forever Sean Price.

  

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54. "I talked to relatives of Karl Anthony Towns last night...."
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dont be surprised if that whole nucleus is broken up soon and they do a total rebuild with or without Anthony Edwards, everyone will be on the block by christmas if they arent at least 6 or 7 seed status

new ownership new GM...they want to start all the way over.


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55. "Good. He needs a fresh start faster than KG got. "
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56. "Well, then everyone will be on the block by Christmas."
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>everyone will be on the block by christmas if they arent at
>least 6 or 7 seed status

... because if they think they're a 6 or 7 seed in the West right now, they are completely out to lunch, lol.

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58. "Man, he seems like a good dude…"
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my wife doesn’t watch basketball, but knows who he is, unfortunately because of his story with Covid. Yesterday we were watching some older episodes of Ridiculousness and he was on there and his mom and dad were in the audience. At one point, Rob asked KAT if his parents were making him move out cuz he was making money…they flashed to his folks and his mother was shaking her head, no. Then KAT was like, that’s a Dominican mother, you can’t never move out. Me and my wife both teared up. I hope he and his pops are well.

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61. "unless they're getting a motherload Minny would be crazy to give him up"
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57. "That Lakers team is going to be cluckery and clumsy "
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as hell. Westbrook will never change. Preseason is preseason, but it
does give some signs on what a team is going to be.

He can’t go a game without committing stupid TOs, and is useless
off the ball. So that means he has to be the point, which is
stupid.

Lakers’ TO are going to be astronomical.



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59. "They won a title like a year and 2 days ago. I dont care. "
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62. "Well, at least you’re not trying to fool yourself."
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63. "RE: That Lakers team is going to be cluckery and clumsy "
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Preseason is preseason,
>but it
>does give some signs on what a team is going to be.

Did you offer the same critique for the 1-4 Nuggets or the 1-3 Champion Bucks this preseason?

So we think the Bucks are really a .333 winning % team because the pre-season is giving us signs of what they're going to be?

c'mon.

Lakers are about to conduct a monstrous chemistry project, for sure. It's not really fair to judge how good (or bad) this team will be until they've played together for at least 15-20 games. Let's revisit this then. We haven't even seen them playing together at full-strength over the course of a full game yet and you've already got it figured out.


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65. "Lakers projected starting lineup"
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Jordan
AD
Bron
Bazemore
Westbrook

Does that spell championship, or even a number 3 seed ?

That backcourt will be doo-doo offensively and defensively,
and Jordan at the 5? He was so garbage last year, Nash
went small win Griffin/ Green and even Claxton ate his minutes.

Let’s be honest here.

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68. "3 all stars, a solid center duo, and all kinds of scoring punch off the ..."
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69. "I’ll gladly bet that the Lakers will be a Top 3 seed in the West."
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Name your price, I’m in.

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70. "What was their seeding last season? "
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You sure about that?

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71. "Is that a no"
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72. "Yes, I am sure. I want to make this bet. Do you?"
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73. "Do you accept these terms? (c)Darryl Philbin"
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when I threw the rifle in the river,
it looked like Bol Bol was diving in the river - Action Bronson

  

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79. "Bucks now 1-4 in pre-season. Harbinger of things to come?"
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78. "RE: Lakers projected starting lineup"
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>Jordan
>AD
>Bron
>Bazemore
>Westbrook
>
>Does that spell championship, or even a number 3 seed ?

You're not asking DJ and Bazemore (or whoever the starting 2 will be) to do anything but be moderately productive and active for 18-22 minutes per game. DJ is a good fit in LA. Lakers are big and long again - and I think DJ is an upgrade from JaVale -- and that's the only kind of role DJ will need to play.

There are so many interchangeable parts to this Laker team. Malik Monk and Kendrick Nunn (currently injured) could also start. Dwight could start. Melo has started a couple of games in pre-season and has played well. There was talk of Ariza starting before he got injured. Dwight & Rondo come off the bench to provide immediate impact as well. And you've still got THT & Ellington (who could also start) on top of that. They've got about 4 guys coming off the bench who are high-quality 6-men on any team. Even Reaves might be able to give some quality minutes. They've got a lot of quality, interchangeable options.

>That backcourt will be doo-doo offensively and defensively,
>and Jordan at the 5? He was so garbage last year, Nash
>went small win Griffin/ Green and even Claxton ate his
>minutes.

Lakers play a diff. brand of basketball and are big/physical again like they were w/ the '20 Championship squad, but arguably a better version of that. They're built for the playoffs when the game slows down and more half-court sets get run. Formula can work for them - even if it didn't work for the Nets.


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81. "Bookmarked."
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Lakers could put a jersey on shit, and they would still be penciled in to
win a championship.

That is a poorly constructed team and anyone with eyes can
see that.

They have a lot of players with poor IQs and who are streaky at best.

Monk ( was wack with the hornets, streaky shooter)
Jordan ( slow, tires quickly and was never really a rim
protector)
Nunn (Dennis 2.0)
Westbrook ( isn’t clutch, can’t shoot, and doesn’t make teams better)
Bazemore ( journeymen)

This team is wacker than last year’s

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80. "If Bron and AD are healthy in the playoffs everything else is irrelevant..."
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it could be 3 guys from the Y out there with them and I'm still betting on them.

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86. "Looks like they are set to struggle in the beginning of the season"
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Which should be expected with so much personnel change
...but...
That may leave them with too much ground to make up
Utah and Den look like locks for 1&2
LAC, PHX possibly GSW... could finish ahead of them too

No chips won in preseason
But I think it's safe to say it's going to take some time to figure out
...and IMO...
That leaves them out of the top 4 in the WC.

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64. "That Alize Johnson pickup was a nice little sneaky pickup. "
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Dude is a motor on both sides of the ball. Bull MGT have my forgiveness
for that bull crap Vucevic desperation trade.

Our backcourt defense has definitely been upgraded, but our interior defense
is still weak as shit. That’s why moving Gafford was a big head scratcher.
Pat Williams is shaping into a solid two way player, but he is no rim
protector at the 4.

The main focus should be to improve our interior defense ASAP.





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66. "the front office did they best they could this offseason"
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pretty sure they know we're missing a big, tough interior defender. i expect them to revisit this at the deadline or next offseason.

  

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67. "Yes. They have to. There are the twin towers in Cleveland"
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with Mobley and Allen. The Pacers have Sabonis and Myles.
And Milwaukee has Giannis, Portis, and Lopez.

That has to be addressed immediately, because that’s our main weakness
right now. Teams in our division have the better interior. It could pose a huge
problem.

Bulls will go small a lot to compensate, with a focus on being the faster
team and force teams to go small to keep up.

We should be one of the highest scoring teams in the league this year,
and I project a 5-8 seeding.

But again, after seeing what the bulls did in this offseason, that Vucevic
move was dumb as hell and we lost an outstanding rim protector because
of it.

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74. "*sigh* Gonna be a long season."
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>Dude is a motor on both sides of the ball. Bull MGT have my
>forgiveness
>for that bull crap Vucevic desperation trade.

Vucevic was the first piece.
Karnisovas and Eversly said as much when they traded for him.
Ball, Caruso & Derozan probably don't sign here w/o LaVine and Vucevic.

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75. "I disagree with this. Vuecvic was not a necessary piece "
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to get people to come here. That was Billy Donovan.
Ball and Dorozan don’t come here if Billy isn’t here.
Going after Ball was already in play before getting
Vucevic. That was the plan, because they expected
to get ball befor the trade deadline last season.

Donovan is a guard friendly coach, and all of his systems are
guard heavy. That’s why we have a guard heavy team now.

In hindsight no way would they ship Gafford. He had 4 blocks
today in first half.

For what we gave up, and how our interior defense plummeted,
it was not a good trade....unless he makes a rapid jump in
his defensive ability.

But our offensive fire power may be able to make up for it.












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82. "Would be nice you’re acknowledging not putting your money up tho. "
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83. "allScared"
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84. "M-i-C"
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K-E-Y

M-O-U-S-E

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85. "You care about the preseason. "
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87. "I can make you an honorary Bulls fan for the year."
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Lakers are going to be painful to watch.

Just ask.

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88. "I fux with Caruso and like Lonzo of course. We’ll finish with a higher..."
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Willing to bet it but I know you arent

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76. "Ball - 2 steals"
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Caruso - 2 steals ( Kojack! Thanks lakers)!
Williams - 2 steals

We are going to lead the league in steals this year.

Man, Ball’s backcourt defense to stay with his man through screens
is a thing of beauty. Caruso does it to.

Ayo, Ball, Caruso, White, Lavine,
Thomas, Dotson, Green. Billy is going to have his hands full
giving guards minutes. But its a good problem to have.

Jackson killed us from three, our forwards got lost at times trying
to help with covering the paint, leaving Jackson open for 3....



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77. "this nigga got turnarounds on the baseline now?"
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https://twitter.com/nathanmarzion/status/1449177705493192711

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89. "Look like he forming the weapons to prosper no matter what Ray say"
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