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i feel like there are teams that can beat cleveland though. wont be easy by any stretch, but a team like detroit could surprise the **** outta them. maybe even a chicago if they can potentially find some chemistry at the right time. this isnt even really a post to call bron washed, but to say the othr cats havent really shown that same moxie and hunger and ability to stay healthy one needs to reach the finals again.

Thing is, Cavs got to the finals last year and weren't even fully healthy. And got there pretty easily. No teams in the East have really gotten better - except maybe the Cavs with the MoWill signing. No reason for me to think the results won't be the same again.

but isnt that the hot take..that the east is better now? and the teams have grown and developed? or just not enough in terms of LBJ?

Lakers tho...

Lakers tho...

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i feel like there are teams that can beat cleveland though. wont be easy by any stretch, but a team like detroit could surprise the **** outta them. maybe even a chicago if they can potentially find some chemistry at the right time. this isnt even really a post to call bron washed, but to say the othr cats havent really shown that same moxie and hunger and ability to stay healthy one needs to reach the finals again.

 

I feel like Indiana, too,  could beat the Cavs if the cards fell right.

 

When they are hot and gelling(in game), they are damn nice.  

 

When PG13 goes nuclear, he's the best player in the NBA, but it comes in spurts and he seems greedy with showing it

"I apologize, turns out it was not the Thunder's year.  I wish they hadn't played the games"

 

 

"I apologize, turns out it was not the Thunder's year.  I wish they hadn't played the games"

 

 

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My man, they said the same thing last season and the Cavs cake-walked to the Finals. Unless Lebby goes down to injury, they're getting there again.

It's different sometimes.  Not everyone has the same mental capacity.  Honestly, we really don't know because there hasn't been any consistent factor.  What we are seeing is the low-key disagreement between Lebron and Blatt.  The whole, 'how many minutes' should we have Lebron play is still a topic of discussion.  What I'm trynna say is, these 2 guys are STILL NOT on the same page.  Throw Kyrie in the mix and you have a new element to the team.  For better or for worst, we do not know, but it's not like the Cavs corrected the issues we saw last season.  That tells me they have not progressed internally.  

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but isnt that the hot take..that the east is better now? and the teams have grown and developed? or just not enough in terms of LBJ?

The East hasn't really gotten better. The West has just gotten worse.
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Verbiage perfect

 

Lakers ought to be ashamed for letting this kind of play be. Worse than Phila all things considered.

 

Jeanie needs to be fired too. Get her hot thot *** out of a position of Power. 

She's of kin and probably runs the team better than the brother?  To me Jim is like Irsay of the Colts.  For what it's worth he seems like the typical 'son' who inherited a great deal with out ever gaining, 'earning', and working for respect.  

 

I am okay w/ Byron being a communist or a dictator, but he's been wishy washy with his Kobe agenda.  I can still see how guys like Randle and De Angelo are still cry babies who have dumb pride attached to them.  In the wake of the farce and circus, I still think Huber and Nancy are great bench players who respect and work hard.  I would put them next to Bass who is heavily under utilized, as well as Hibbert.  What I'm trynna say is that those 2 hyped up draft picks just don't get it.

 

It would be different if they actually deferred and put down their pride and just let Byron run things.  

 

Can't stand these arrogant rookies.

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The East hasn't really gotten better. The West has just gotten worse.

And it especially shows in the first few months of a season when the schedules are loaded with inter-conference games. You can always tell by January 1st which conference is better.
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but isnt that the hot take..that the east is better now? and the teams have grown and developed? or just not enough in terms of LBJ?

The East hasn't really gotten better. The West has just gotten worse.

I think the East has gotten better tbh.

The Pistons, Magic, Knicks, & Hornets are all fighting for a playoff spot right now & the Pacers are looking like one of the best teams in the league.

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any possible dark horse, Cinderella stories this year?

 

When you say Cinderella stories, or dark horses, to what extent are you referring to? 
 

Dark horses to make the playoffs? Finals?

 

I think the east has some potential teams that could provide some great storylines moving forward, although Lebron and co. appear to be the frontrunners to get out the east. Miami, Charlotte, Detroit, a lot of capable teams out east that could provide some great, compelling storylines.

 

The west this year as currently presented, no drama at all. Warriors / Spurs WCF and then the real season will begin. Western conference already cemented lowkey :lol

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but isnt that the hot take..that the east is better now? and the teams have grown and developed? or just not enough in terms of LBJ?

The East hasn't really gotten better. The West has just gotten worse.

I feel like the West just hasn't been settled yet. Houston and LAC are clearly in flux and underachieving, while Dallas is overachieving, and I really don't know what to think of Memphis.
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 Hot Route- Honestly, we really don't know because there hasn't been any consistent factor.  

 

a-friend- Honestly, we really do know about how they won last year without "consistency"

 

Hot Route- What we are seeing is the low-key disagreement between Lebron and Blatt.  

 

a-friend- Last year that was the media's take and it did exist even within their take, this year, it's not even an issue, except as a Hot Take right now

 

 

 

Hot Route- The whole, 'how many minutes' should we have Lebron play is still a topic of discussion.

 

a-friend- But it isn't a topic and it isn't a concern

 

Hot Route- What I'm trynna say is, these 2 guys are STILL NOT on the same page.  

 

a-friend- What I see is, two guys who are definitely on the same page, and learning their place. Lebron is G, Blatt is Coach, and they respect that of one another.

 

Hot Route- Throw Kyrie in the mix and you have a new element to the team.  For better or for worst, we do not know, but it's not like the Cavs corrected the issues we saw last season.  That tells me they have not progressed internally.  

 

a-friend- Throw Kyrie in the mix and you have a potential Champion, that's all

"I apologize, turns out it was not the Thunder's year.  I wish they hadn't played the games"

 

 

"I apologize, turns out it was not the Thunder's year.  I wish they hadn't played the games"

 

 

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The East hasn't really gotten better. The West has just gotten worse.

 

Disagree, the east has absolutely gotten better. Teams like NYK are better. Teams like Miami are healthy. Charlotte is better after making some roster upgrades. Detroit is legit better. Both are true. The west has gotten worse, while the east has gotten much better.

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but isnt that the hot take..that the east is better now? and the teams have grown and developed? or just not enough in terms of LBJ?

The East hasn't really gotten better. The West has just gotten worse.

I feel like the West just hasn't been settled yet. Houston and LAC are clearly in flux and underachieving, while Dallas is overachieving, and I really don't know what to think of Memphis.

memphis is in limbo. not good enough to achieve anything, not bad enough for the struggle to be worth it.

Lakers tho...

Lakers tho...

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All the Christmas games are pretty mediocre besides the GSW vs CAVS
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how do i re-enable the "new post" notification at the bottom. before it would be live feed, but recently its not there and i had to manually refress page.

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Welp...looks like Jimmy Butler is not a big Hoiberg fan
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I'm not a believer in Indiana and it has a lot to do with their offensive output. I don't think it's sustainable. Paul George is bound to have a steep regression from an efficiency standpoint, and it's already lowkey happening. He's not a real knockdown guy when it comes to shooting. Shooting 27% from deep over his last 6. Also depend heavily on offense from CJ Miles, who is seeing some regression from 3 as well. Take away the one game against Toronto and he's been ice cold as of late as well.

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Kanye released a sneaker again today? 

Only reason the new post tab would break

"I apologize, turns out it was not the Thunder's year.  I wish they hadn't played the games"

 

 

"I apologize, turns out it was not the Thunder's year.  I wish they hadn't played the games"

 

 

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Welp...looks like Jimmy Butler is not a big Hoiberg fan

What happened?

"I apologize, turns out it was not the Thunder's year.  I wish they hadn't played the games"

 

 

"I apologize, turns out it was not the Thunder's year.  I wish they hadn't played the games"

 

 

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After blowout, Jimmy Butler says Fred Hoiberg must coach 'lot harder'

 

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After the Knicks game, Butler called out Hoiberg for his laid back approach and suggested the team needs to be "coached harder".
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Kanye released a sneaker again today? 
Only reason the new post tab would break

yes and yes.

Lakers tho...

Lakers tho...

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It's not just him disrespecting Hoidberg, he has called out his team mates before and has thrown them under the bus countless times.  This is the type of player who actually hurts his own team.  It creates negativity and it creates isolation.   Granted the whole 'quote' thing was probably exaggerated through the media, but the point is very obvious.  Butler's tantrum barely holds water because he hasn't performed well enough to even garnish the frustration.  And even if he did, his approach rubs people the wrong way!!

 

This is prime example of players simply disrespecting their coach.  

 

Butler

Rondo

Lebron

Russel

Randle

 

Etc. Etc.

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I'm not a believer in Indiana and it has a lot to do with their offensive output. I don't think it's sustainable. Paul George is bound to have a steep regression from an efficiency standpoint, and it's already lowkey happening. He's not a real knockdown guy when it comes to shooting. Shooting 27% from deep over his last 6. Also depend heavily on offense from CJ Miles, who is seeing some regression from 3 as well. Take away the one game against Toronto and he's been ice cold as of late as well.

Things like this happen in the NBA, hot and cold streaks. Sustainability isn't as important as consistency and routine with a team like Indy.

 

Of course PG's output wasn't sustainable from a % standpoint, but their offensive output as a team, combined with their D can obtain more than a few hot streak victories.

 

Not everyone can be GSW and sustain record levels at every offensive stat point. 

"I apologize, turns out it was not the Thunder's year.  I wish they hadn't played the games"

 

 

"I apologize, turns out it was not the Thunder's year.  I wish they hadn't played the games"

 

 

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After blowout, Jimmy Butler says Fred Hoiberg must coach 'lot harder'


oooh Jimmy is into S&M

'i want you to beat me.'

'spit in my mouf'

'call me dirty'

Lakers tho...

Lakers tho...

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oooh Jimmy is into S&M

'i want you to beat me.'

'spit in my mouf'

'call me dirty'

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Jimmy Butler sounds like he just gets it, to me.

 

“It’s not even about being coached a certain way for five years,” Butler continued, when the name of former coach Tom Thibodeau was brought up. “It’s about making everybody do their job. We weren’t doing what we were supposed to be doing, what we wrote up on that [locker room] board before the game, and nobody spoke up about it. I did, probably not enough times, but I think [Hoiberg] has to hold everybody accountable, from the number one player to however many guys we got. Everyone has to do their job.”

"I apologize, turns out it was not the Thunder's year.  I wish they hadn't played the games"

 

 

"I apologize, turns out it was not the Thunder's year.  I wish they hadn't played the games"

 

 

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All this talk about east being better and dark horses, and NOT ONE mention of the Boston Celtics? Brad Stevens has those boys playin mane
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All this talk about east being better and dark horses, and NOT ONE mention of the Boston Celtics? Brad Stevens has those boys playin mane

nothing about that squad says ready to me..yet. They're getting better though no doubt.

Lakers tho...

Lakers tho...

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Playing all the way to 10th in the east
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Playing all the way to 10th in the east

Yea because being in 10th and being 3 games out of 1st is such a big gap.

"I apologize, turns out it was not the Thunder's year.  I wish they hadn't played the games"

 

 

"I apologize, turns out it was not the Thunder's year.  I wish they hadn't played the games"

 

 

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