Around the NBA 2022 Playoffs: The Thread

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  1. KSF-ERIC

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    Just got off the phone with Jonas. He says they’re “coping” with CJ. I texted BI but he hasn’t gotten back to me yet
     
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    You are probably right. I really haven't watched too many Jazz games of late, but I do have some die-hard Jazz fan friends. They keep saying that the team has no heart. Not sure if that is true but if I had to guess who the fault lies with....... my money is with Mitchell. I think he is an awesome talent, but from the limited times I have watched Utah, Donavan plays best when he is running the team. But I am not sure the rest of the team plays best when he is dominating the ball. This is why I questioned the Conely trade in the first place. Regardless there is something about Mitchell that rubs me the wrong way. I question his leadership skills.
     
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    Mitchell has been terrible. One of my best friends is a big Jazz fan and wants to be done with him - his inability to get others involved is driving him insane.
     
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    I thought Brandon Ingram was a lot like CJ though? At least that’s what people were saying when this forum was discussing trades for CJ.
     
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    Anyone want to talk about the Sixers/Raptors series? This was posted at realGM.

    On blowing 3-0 lead:
    “Everything Doc (Rivers) has ever done in his career has led right to this possible achievement.”
     
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    speeds $2.50 highball, $1.50 beer Staff Member Administrator GFX Team

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    Harden is playing himself out of a supermax deal in this series.
     
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    speeds $2.50 highball, $1.50 beer Staff Member Administrator GFX Team

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    Philly can't play worse than they did last night so we'll see if it goes seven...

     
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    The problem isn’t necessarily Gobert. But it’s the fact that last year against the clippers, they literally played him off the court. If you’re paying someone 40 million and they can “get played off the court” that’s a massive, massive issue and partially why I’ve been against Ben Simmons. That’s also why the Draymond Green reference earlier doesn’t make sense. You can’t play Draymond off the court AND Draymond makes much less than Rudy. And even if you could play Draymond off the court, since he makes much less than Rudy they’ve been able to spend money elsewhere. So the problem is Rudy’s only really to matchup with traditional lineups (easily countered by going small w/speed) AND he makes way too much money.
     
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    You think Mike D’Antoni will coach the 76ers next year?
     
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    KAT plays so fucking stupid sometimes.
     
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    Minny is the surprise of the playoffs so far for me

    and even though Morant will likely have a triple double tonight, his poor shooting has been a huge problem for the Grizzlies
     
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    I never thought I'd say this..but the TWolves are fun to watch
     
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    Look at Trae Young, He plays like Dame pick and roll on top then shoot a three. Playoffs is a different animal he gets blitz and double team like Dame. Need that point forward like Draymond that will get you open look like Steph.
     
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    Nate McMillan preaching scrappy but right now they need at least some offense?
     
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    And the Hawks can’t even sniff a shot at the end.
     
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    Two awful BLOB plays by Atlanta.
     
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    Now we witness the Minny Meltdown!
     
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    I always hoped Atlanta would make Hunter available in trades, with somewhat of a logjam at the position, but probably not now that he's looking like their best player.
     
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    Not sure about all of you but I’m pulling for the Pels and CJ to win this series.
    Probably won’t happen but I’m rooting for them.
     
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