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  • MixxAOR
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    KHD wrote: View Post

    the crazy thing about this is how they manage to play so much help defence while maintaining the lowest opp 3FG% in the league.

    and here I was in 2018 thinking that Nick Nurse was just going to be an offensive coach.
    It's interesting because it goes against a lot of conventional thinking. Helping one pass away and aggressive jump to contest the shot instead of controlled hand in the air contest.

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  • Puffer
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    MixxAOR wrote: View Post
    I hate to say it but watching McCaw in these clips, he often gets behind is cover, but DOES seem to be applying enough pressure to alter the shot or encourage his guy to give up the ball. He understands the switching routine quite well as well. I think that is what Nurse means by "He understands our systems." If everyone doesn't do their thing correctly, then the three-point shots start raining down snd the 3pt % goes up, which would really hurt the Raptors. I'm withholding judgment on McCaw after this. But he better be getting up shots during this down period. Or I'm breaking my voluntary self-isolation.

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  • KHD
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    MixxAOR wrote: View Post
    the crazy thing about this is how they manage to play so much help defence while maintaining the lowest opp 3FG% in the league.

    and here I was in 2018 thinking that Nick Nurse was just going to be an offensive coach.

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  • nba_4_life
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    MixxAOR wrote: View Post
    I saw that last night wanted to post it. Dam i miss the NBA

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  • The Great One
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    So if they cancel the season, would they still award an MVP, ROY, COY, MIP.....?

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  • G__Deane
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    golden wrote: View Post

    The players with kids would want to have their off-season at the same time as their kids have school vacation (July & August).
    Yup. Exactly.
    And taking their kids to their own baseball and soccer games etc

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  • G__Deane
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    KeonClark wrote: View Post

    Nah I'm with g deane on this. They're not moving the entire tradition of sports over this. Furthermore, theres a reason the only thing on in July is the middle (dog days) of baseball. Nobody is in their house watching tv.
    Good point. I used to listen to the Jays on the deck at the cottage all the time because it's a slow moving game that lends itself to the imagination and you pretty much can "see" what's going on. bball is much more fast moving with hundreds of "scoring opportunities" and needs a big ol flat screen to show its best.....and fans aren't sitting inside in the Summer

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  • G__Deane
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    planetmars wrote: View Post

    It's a factor against the proposal. But I'm sure there are guys that like having more money in their accounts too. With the NBA not competing with the NFL for two additional months, that's just more cash in their pocket (in theory).

    Also there are a lot of professional baseball players and they've done fine for well over 100 years without having vacations off in the summer with their kids.
    I hadn't thought of baseball and you're right there. But weather for the sport aside, do you think you're ever get NHL players to have regular games in the Summer when they suffer through the Winter and all have cottages? I think NBA guys (and their wives/families) are pretty used to Summers off and I think the vast majority of them already make pretty good coin.

    I'm fine with my assertion that it'll never happen for the long term. Won't even get tabled.

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  • golden
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    DanH wrote: View Post
    The month of the year the players get off is not all that important considering they are mostly millionaires who can summer (or winter, or fall or whatever) in LA or Miami or Cuba or Brazil or Australia if they really want to. I'd have thought they'd actually want more of the season in good weather months, as the season is where they don't have control over where they have to be.
    The players with kids would want to have their off-season at the same time as their kids have school vacation (July & August).

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  • KeonClark
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    DanH wrote: View Post
    The month of the year the players get off is not all that important considering they are mostly millionaires who can summer (or winter, or fall or whatever) in LA or Miami or Cuba or Brazil or Australia if they really want to. I'd have thought they'd actually want more of the season in good weather months, as the season is where they don't have control over where they have to be.
    Nah I'm with g deane on this. They're not moving the entire tradition of sports over this. Furthermore, theres a reason the only thing on in July is the middle (dog days) of baseball. Nobody is in their house watching tv.

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  • DanH
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    The month of the year the players get off is not all that important considering they are mostly millionaires who can summer (or winter, or fall or whatever) in LA or Miami or Cuba or Brazil or Australia if they really want to. I'd have thought they'd actually want more of the season in good weather months, as the season is where they don't have control over where they have to be.

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  • planetmars
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    G__Deane wrote: View Post

    Again, zero way that many of 16 teams will agree to give up any of July and August. You play in shit weather all winter in Toronto and Chicago and Boston and Minnesota and Detroit and New Jersey etc and then have to give up the best months of the year (likely wherever you live) to keep playing? Guys don't want November off in lieu of July plus miss Summer's with their kids.

    Wives goal would be for you to miss the post season altogether and divorce rates would soar lol
    It's a factor against the proposal. But I'm sure there are guys that like having more money in their accounts too. With the NBA not competing with the NFL for two additional months, that's just more cash in their pocket (in theory).

    Also there are a lot of professional baseball players and they've done fine for well over 100 years without having vacations off in the summer with their kids.

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  • G__Deane
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    planetmars wrote: View Post

    But the NBA would in theory make more money as they would not have to compete with the NFL. Most players can still get most of July and August off. August will essentially only have the finals in it.. since it would be comparative to the current June schedule. With July looking like the start of the NBA playoffs. So if your KAT or Booker you'll still get to hang with your family for 2 months.

    NEW==>OLD:
    December==>October
    January==>November
    February==>December
    March==>January
    April==>February
    May==>March
    June==>April
    July==>May
    August==>June

    That's how you look at it. It's really only a 2 month shift. Instead of having the finals in June, you have them in August. 1 month of summer will be affected.. but less competition with the NFL. Easier also to book arena time for teams like Toronto that have both hockey and basketball games.
    Again, zero way that many of 16 teams will agree to give up any of July and August. You play in shit weather all winter in Toronto and Chicago and Boston and Minnesota and Detroit and New Jersey etc and then have to give up the best months of the year (likely wherever you live) to keep playing? Guys don't want November off in lieu of July plus miss Summer's with their kids.

    Wives goal would be for you to miss the post season altogether and divorce rates would soar lol

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  • planetmars
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    Ebonhawke wrote: View Post

    What about the possibility that the Nets could have both Kyrie and KD playing for them in the playoffs because of the delay?
    https://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/...very-realistic

    But Durant's longtime business partner Rich Kleiman tamped down expectations for the former MVP on Monday morning, telling Golic & Wingo that hopes of Durant playing in June or July are "not very realistic."

    "Honestly, not very realistic from my standpoint, and not even spoken about," Kleiman said.

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