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  1. THE HCP

    THE HCP NorthEastPortland'sFinest

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    Don’t be a nutjob fan using logic this way. You are better than this sir.
     
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    THE HCP NorthEastPortland'sFinest

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    I sir do not. At the pace my 41-41 prediction is on point.
     
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    he wasn't being a nutjob, he was being a comedian

    get a new sarcasm meter
     
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    THE HCP NorthEastPortland'sFinest

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    Ahhhhh , E not A
     
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    Ja Morant diagnosed with sprained knee. Further testing will reveal timeline for return
     
  6. julius

    julius Global Moderator Staff Member Global Moderator

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    Says you!
     
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    There is passing, and then there is 'passing'. The Warriors tend to whip the ball around very quickly with passes of more length where the Blazers make much shorter passes or basically hand-offs that count as passes but are only going about 1'. One of those moves the defense and gets them to rotate much more than the other even if the 'amount' of passes were similar.
     
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    I think it's a positive change. Hopefully it means that as they get accustomed to doing things differently, they will become better at it.
     
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    Actually, for having one of it not the toughest schedules to start the season that isn't as bad as it could be
     
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    The schedule has been tough at times, but losing to the Kings twice and losing to Philly with no Embiid, Harris, Simmons and Green got hurt....is ridiculous. Also losing to Denver with almost all their main players except Jokic out was a bad loss as well. Losing to teams where Kennard and Kaminsky went for career highs isn't too encouraging either.
     
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    So far, 10 at home and 10 on the road.
     
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    He’s talking about the level of competition. We still haven’t played OKC, NOP, Detroit, Orlando etc.
     
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    Minstrel Top Of The Pops Global Moderator

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    Right now, the state of play seems like the Warriors and the Suns and that's it. The Nets don't look like a serious title contender at all and while the Bucks are an excellent team, they don't seem dominant. Maybe they'll round into that kind of form. But the Warriors and Suns seem like a tier apart.
     
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    Nets with very good record, but I agree they don't look like they going anywhere.
    Not sure how their fanbase sees it. They got Durant and Harden. That alone should put them high in Chip odds, but they look like second round and gone.
     
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    How’s this for sobering:

    The Nets signed KD and Kyrie in 2019. It’s nearly 2022 and they’ve only won one playoff series.
     
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    They signed Harden in 21 and it's still 21.
     
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    The “Metta World Peace” move
    At least having Freedom on your Jersey won’t look bad when you get in a fight.
     
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    World B. Free was first
     
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    awesome! Glad Enes will become a citizen Monday.....when he comes back to the Blazers next year I'll buy his Freedom jersey
     
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