NBA Regular Season 2017-18 |OT| KD's chip, IT's hip, LeBron's Sinking Ship

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Countdown clock to season Kick-off:



Team Schedules:
Atlanta Hawks | Boston Celtics | Brooklyn Nets
Charlotte Hornets | Chicago Bulls | Cleveland Cavaliers
Dallas Mavericks | Denver Nuggets | Detroit Pistons
Golden State Warriors | Houston Rockets | Indiana Pacers
LA Clippers | Los Angeles Lakers | Memphis Grizzlies
Miami Heat | Milwaukee Bucks | Minnesota Timberwolves
New Orleans Pelicans | New York Knicks | Oklahoma City Thunder
Orlando Magic | Philadelphia 76ers | Phoenix Suns
Portland Trail Blazers| Sacramento Kings | San Antonio Spurs
Toronto Raptors | Utah Jazz | Washington Wizards


Quick Look Back

2017 Season Results:

Yay, congrats...... That's enough of that...

2017 League Leaders:



NBA Awards:
KIA NBA Most Valuable Player: Russell Westbrook, Oklahoma City Thunder
KIA NBA Defensive Player of the Year: Draymond Green, Golden State Warriors
NBA Coach of the Year: Mike D'Antoni, Houston Rockets
KIA Most Improved Player: Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee Bucks
KIA NBA Sixth Man Award: Eric Gordon, Houston Rockets
KIA NBA Rookie of the Year: Malcolm Brogdon, Milwaukee Bucks
NBA Executive of the Year: Bob Myers, Golden State Warriors
Twyman-Stokes Teammate of the Year Award: Dirk Nowitzki, Dallas Mavericks
NBA Sportsmanship Award: Kemba Walker, Charlotte Hornets


Off Season Moves:

I don't have enough time to outline the pandemonium that ensued this off-season; there was a LOT of movement......

Full List of Off-Season Transactions

But for some, they end up feeling like:


Or act like the below when their GM didn't land Greg Monroe:




Some new Looks for the season:


New Uniforms from Nike:
OK, some things never change... It's like comfort food though, so it's all good.



Over/Under for season wins

Eastern Conference

Atlantic:
Boston Celtics 56.5
Toronto Raptors 48.5
Philadelphia 76ers 42.5
New York Knicks 30.5
Brooklyn Nets 28.5

Central:
Cleveland Cavaliers 53.5
Milwaukee Bucks 47.5
Detroit Pistons 38.5
Indiana Pacers 31.5
Chicago Bulls 21.5

Southeast:
Washington Wizards 47.5
Miami Heat 43.5
Charlotte Hornets 42.5
Orlando Magic 33.5
Atlanta Hawks 25.5


Western Conference

Northwest:
Oklahoma City Thunder 51.5
Minnesota Timberwolves 48.5
Denver Nuggets 45.5
Portland Trail Blazers 42.5
Utah Jazz 40.5

Pacific:
Golden State Warriors 67.5
Los Angeles Clippers 43.5
Los Angeles Lakers 33.5
Sacramento Kings 28.5
Phoenix Suns 28.5

Southwest:
Houston Rockets 55.5
San Antonio Spurs 54.5
New Orleans Pelicans 39.5
Memphis Grizzlies 37.5
Dallas Mavericks 35.5

ESPN Vegas Numbers


Thread rules are simple:



If not, Xia be comin' for ya.




See, everyone is eagerly awaiting the new season, including the pissed guy on the right, the high guy in the middle, the happy-go-lucky one in the back, and wait, who the fu(k is that guy in the Celtics uniform?


Good luck to everyone and may your forced contact fouls be called against you!



LET'S GOOO!
 
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I hope Lonzo Ball does good and is a nice happy story for he and his team. I don't wanna see him flame out or whatever just because his Dad has more charisma than just about every WWE wrestler on the roster right now. =p
 
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Fultz is only the third #1 pick rookie to come off the bench with Andrea Bargnani and Anthony Bennett in the last 15 years.

Great company there.

Love how much GAF hates the Cavs and LeBron, haha. It'll make the champagne taste even better in June. Can't wait to tip it off tomorrow.
If you think this Cavs team can beat the Warriors you are delusional.
 
#20
Predictions:

ROY: Lonzo Ball
MVP: Lonzo Ball
Finals MVP: Lonzo Ball
DPOY: Lonzo Ball
He is also going to make Steph and LeBron retire early.

I expect by All Star break LeBron will be finishing up the script for Space Jam 2 and Curry will be planning his move to China.
 
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dat early start!



warriors win free




raptors SOLIDLY in 4th place in the east and won't get a single win against teams ranked above of them (cavs, celts, bucks) providing a painfully mediocre regular season and second round playoff exit.
 
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Why does the banner have a bunch of old ass team logos? Those Pistons, Bucks, & Hawks logos have long since been replaced for example.

And it has the Charlotte Bobcats instead of Hornets lolololol. Is that banner from 2006 or something?
 
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So pumped. Got my League Pass all ready to go so I can assure that I stay up far too late watching a February Kings-Suns game.

Hyped for tomorrow night - would be off the charts if IT was playing.


Also, I can't believe how fast Philadelphia broke Fultz.


Are we expecting any more extensions today before the 6:00 EST deadline? I don't think so, but will be interesting.
 
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This off-season was too lit

When the Cavs beat the Warriors this year it'll be even more lit
The only way the Cavs beat the Warriors is from injury.

The talent gap is too big for them to even choke it away.

Either that or LeBron has to average 70 and play hard on both ends for 48 minutes a game. Corpses (i.e. Rose and Wade) will only get you so far once you get to the playoffs.
 
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OKC are gonna be very interesting to watch with Paul George and Melo.

The Harden/CP3 pairing could go either way.

Maybe it’s Rose and old man Wade but I have a bad feeling the Cavs are gonna suffer through injuries.

Spurs gonna Spurs.

Lonzo Ball does good but the Lakers finish 12th.

Golden State Warriors in 5 against the Cavs in another boring post season.