Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

NBA Thread

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • NBA Thread

    Thought we could use this to discuss all things NBA.

    I'll start with todays news of the Bulls firing Tom Thibodeau. I don't know if it was the right move but I'm sure he will find another place to coach in the NBA soon.

    Bulls Fire Tom Thibodeau
    GO IRISH!!!

  • #2
    Probably end up in LA and they can pay 4 coaches instead of 3.
    #TeamKizer

    Comment


    • #3
      Luke Ridnour has been traded 3 times since he woke up yesterday - SBNation.com



      Mid-morning on Wednesday, the Magic traded veteran reserve point guard Luke Ridnour to the Grizzlies:



      Early Thursday morning, the Grizzlies forwarded Ridnour to the Hornets:



      Mere hours later, the Hornets re-gifted Ridnour to the Thunder:



      Luke Ridnour is getting passed around like a beach ball at a Nickelback concert!

      Quentin Richardson once got traded four times over a matter of months, and Ridnour's one trade away from matching that in TWO DAMN DAYS.
      Fan since Vagas Ferguson and Jerome Heavens!

      Comment


      • #4
        Cavs fired David Blatt lolololololol

        Comment


        • #5
          Originally posted by gkIrish View Post
          Cavs fired David Blatt lolololololol
          Just saw this, I lold.

          Comment


          • #6
            Still disappointed that my NBA thread never took off. :(

            I'm surprised that the Cavs are really punting on this season already. I understand the Blatt firing; Lebron has never been a supporter of him. However, that means giving up on this year.

            Comment


            • #7
              Originally posted by zelezo vlk View Post
              Still disappointed that my NBA thread never took off. :(

              I'm surprised that the Cavs are really punting on this season already. I understand the Blatt firing; Lebron has never been a supporter of him. However, that means giving up on this year.
              I wouldn't say they are giving up. They will win the East by default. If the Spurs can beat the Warriors the Cavs could definitely beat the Spurs. It's all about matchups.

              Comment


              • #8
                Originally posted by gkIrish View Post
                I wouldn't say they are giving up. They will win the East by default. If the Spurs can beat the Warriors the Cavs could definitely beat the Spurs. It's all about matchups.
                The West has two super teams, and two teams on par with the Cavs (when the Cavs are 100%). They will not be winning the title this year. The best teams are just way too good. Couple that with the fact that they would need to scramble to find a great coach (and there's not really one waiting in the wings that can necessarily help them this year). Now if this coaching change is coupled with trading Kevin Love...

                Comment


                • #9
                  NBA Thread

                  Originally posted by gkIrish View Post
                  I wouldn't say they are giving up. They will win the East by default. If the Spurs can beat the Warriors the Cavs could definitely beat the Spurs. It's all about matchups.

                  Matchups, and more importantly, if Kyrie Irving's upcoming broken (insert random bone), torn (insert random connective ligament/tendon/etc.), or food borne related illness is early enough in the season for him to b available that late in the playoffs.

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    So is Lebron now a coach killer? I know its only the second coach to be fired while coaching him but both David Blatt and Mike Brown were winners.
                    GO IRISH!!!

                    Comment


                    • #11
                      Originally posted by bkess8 View Post
                      So is Lebron now a coach killer? I know its only the second coach to be fired while coaching him but both David Blatt and Mike Brown were winners.
                      I'm probably just being an ass here.

                      But aren't the Lakers still paying like 3, or more, coaches on the books?
                      #TeamKizer

                      Comment


                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Irish Insanity View Post
                        I'm probably just being an ass here.

                        But aren't the Lakers still paying like 3, or more, coaches on the books?
                        Yes the Lakers are a train wreck but I guess what I was getting at was how successful do you have to be if you're the coach of Lebron? Sometimes these "Stars" get to damn needy and should just play the game imo.
                        GO IRISH!!!

                        Comment


                        • #13
                          Originally posted by bkess8 View Post
                          Yes the Lakers are a train wreck but I guess what I was getting at was how successful do you have to be if you're the coach of Lebron? Sometimes these "Stars" get to damn needy and should just play the game imo.
                          Lebron, to me, seems like he needs a coach to take the back seat to him as far as running the team itself. Or a coach he thinks and sees things as he does and they're on the same page. I think that will always be his biggest handicap.
                          #TeamKizer

                          Comment


                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Irish Insanity View Post
                            Lebron, to me, seems like he needs a coach to take the back seat to him as far as running the team itself. Or a coach he thinks and sees things as he does and they're on the same page. I think that will always be his biggest handicap.
                            Agreed, I do wonder what would happen if he played for a coach that told him to shut up and do his damn job. I understand these guys are professional athletes but so are the coaches. I'm not a Blatt fan but he was the guy that the organization chose to coach the team not who Lebron selected.
                            GO IRISH!!!

                            Comment


                            • #15
                              Originally posted by bkess8 View Post
                              So is Lebron now a coach killer? I know its only the second coach to be fired while coaching him but both David Blatt and Mike Brown were winners.
                              He also wanted to get rid of Spoelstra, but Riley and Arison told him to STFU. As a result, they went to 4 NBA Finals in a row.

                              LBJ is a freaking moron, and he IS a coach-killer. Brown and Blatt BOTH went to the NBA Finals. In fact, Blatt was the most successful coach in Cavs history, but because he was not going to kowtow to LBJ's every whim like Lue will, he is now gone.
                              Last edited by philipm31; 01-27-2016, 12:35 PM.

                              Comment


                              • #16
                                The Failed College Football Recruitment of LeBron James | Bleacher Report
                                Optimism is the madness of insisting that all is well when we are miserable.

                                Comment


                                • #17
                                  <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Clevelanders continue to prove anything is possible by sitting on top of ridiculously tall building for <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/cavsparade?src=hash">#cavsparade</a> <a href="https://t.co/sL2Qoyt34r">pic.twitter.com/sL2Qoyt34r</a></p>&mdash; Emily Bamforth (@EmilyMBamforth) <a href="https://twitter.com/EmilyMBamforth/status/745660982379282432">June 22, 2016</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

                                  That doesn't look safe...

                                  Funnier than you in 2012.

                                  Comment


                                  • #18
                                    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Hanging out for their Cavs. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/cavsparade?src=hash">#cavsparade</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/clevelanddotcom">@clevelanddotcom</a> <a href="https://t.co/9NT2S0288p">pic.twitter.com/9NT2S0288p</a></p>&mdash; Robert Higgs (@RobertVHiggs) <a href="https://twitter.com/RobertVHiggs/status/745659113263239168">June 22, 2016</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

                                    Or this...

                                    Funnier than you in 2012.

                                    Comment


                                    • #19
                                      <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Group on top of RTA HealthLine stop has grown to about 30 however. <a href="https://t.co/IDlSOr7KF3">pic.twitter.com/IDlSOr7KF3</a></p>&mdash; Andrew J. Tobias (@AndrewJTobias) <a href="https://twitter.com/AndrewJTobias/status/745653496528125952">June 22, 2016</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

                                      or this...

                                      Funnier than you in 2012.

                                      Comment


                                      • #20
                                        <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Fans line the rooftop and hang out on the side of a garage on East 9th. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/cavsparade?src=hash">#cavsparade</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/clevelanddotcom">@clevelanddotcom</a> <a href="https://t.co/zv2wTGM1se">pic.twitter.com/zv2wTGM1se</a></p>&mdash; Robert Higgs (@RobertVHiggs) <a href="https://twitter.com/RobertVHiggs/status/745659184172138496">June 22, 2016</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

                                        WHAT THE HELL IS WRONG WITH YOU PEOPLE

                                        Funnier than you in 2012.

                                        Comment


                                        • #21
                                          Yeah, I brought back the side piece of ass thanks to ulukinatme.

                                          Comment


                                          • #22
                                            Derrick rose to the knicks

                                            Comment


                                            • #23
                                              Bulls trade D-Rose, Jerian Grant heading to the windy city!

                                              Knicks reportedly get Derrick Rose, Justin Holiday & 2nd-round pick for Robin Lopez, Jerian Grant and Jose Calderon

                                              Comment


                                              • #24
                                                Getting active. In a 3 way, Pacers trade George Hill to Utah, Utah send Hawks draft pick and Hawks trade Jeff Teague to the Pacers. Pacers get that true PG they have been lacking for a long time.

                                                Interesting side note, Hill played HS ball at Broad Ripple in Indy and Teague played HS ball at Pike HS in Indy.

                                                Comment


                                                • #25
                                                  Originally posted by Irish#1 View Post
                                                  Getting active. In a 3 way, Pacers trade George Hill to Utah, Utah send Hawks draft pick and Hawks trade Jeff Teague to the Pacers. Pacers get that true PG they have been lacking for a long time.

                                                  Interesting side note, Hill played HS ball at Broad Ripple in Indy and Teague played HS ball at Pike HS in Indy.
                                                  One Indy native for another...

                                                  Teague IMO is a better player than Hill. Plus as you pointed out, they need a true PG.

                                                  Comment


                                                  • #26
                                                    Originally posted by Irish2155 View Post
                                                    One Indy native for another...

                                                    Teague IMO is a better player than Hill. Plus as you pointed out, they need a true PG.
                                                    Huge get for Indy. As a Pistons fan I'm not happy.
                                                    #TeamKizer

                                                    Comment


                                                    • #27
                                                      In a Flash | The Players&#039; Tribune

                                                      Comment


                                                      • #28
                                                        Thought Jackson might be taken by the Spurs.


                                                        Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

                                                        Comment


                                                        • #29
                                                          Poor D-Jack, falling like a rock in the Draft. Sad to see a kid come out with real chances of the first round and falls, falls, and falls. Maybe another year would have been better. Helped Valentine.

                                                          I hoped better.

                                                          Comment


                                                          • #30
                                                            Great pick by the Celtics. Go prove the NBA they made a mistake not taking you in the 1st round.

                                                            Go Irish

                                                            Comment


                                                            • #31
                                                              Finally. Should see playing time as the backup PG in Boston.


                                                              Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

                                                              Comment


                                                              • #32
                                                                Originally posted by Sherm Sticky View Post
                                                                Finally. Should see playing time as the backup PG in Boston.


                                                                Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
                                                                Logjam there. Isaiah, Smart, Rozier, DJ.

                                                                Comment


                                                                • #33
                                                                  Probably the worst place to be drafted, Celtics have a stocked roster and 8 draft picks. He may play on a developmental team. Would have been better if he could have been drafted by the Bulls with them shipping out two point guards
                                                                  Love Thee Notre Dame!

                                                                  Comment


                                                                  • #34
                                                                    There will be a trade for the Celts.

                                                                    Comment


                                                                    • #35
                                                                      Originally posted by BabyIrish View Post
                                                                      Probably the worst place to be drafted, Celtics have a stocked roster and 8 draft picks. He may play on a developmental team. Would have been better if he could have been drafted by the Bulls with them shipping out two point guards
                                                                      I disagree. He's going to a team with Brad Stevens as the coach. I believe he is slowly molding the roster to match his philosophy. It's been impressive watching him from Butler to the NBA. I think Jackson could serve a similar role to Butler's Shelvin Mack during one of Steven's runs.

                                                                      Comment


                                                                      • #36
                                                                        Originally posted by Veritate Duce Progredi View Post
                                                                        I disagree. He's going to a team with Brad Stevens as the coach. I believe he is slowly molding the roster to match his philosophy. It's been impressive watching him from Butler to the NBA. I think Jackson could serve a similar role to Butler's Shelvin Mack during one of Steven's runs.
                                                                        He was the 6th pick drafted out of 8, it doesn't seem like he was wanted, more drafted as the best player available. A lot has to happen for him to have a chance to play after being drafted by Boston imo
                                                                        Love Thee Notre Dame!

                                                                        Comment


                                                                        • #37
                                                                          Originally posted by BabyIrish View Post
                                                                          He was the 6th pick drafted out of 8, it doesn't seem like he was wanted, more drafted as the best player available. A lot has to happen for him to have a chance to play after being drafted by Boston imo
                                                                          I agree. He got drafted purely because he was the best available. Ainge is just stockpiling assets to be ready if a mega trade ever pops up where they can make a push to be on Cleveland's level. If not, they'll just keep slowly building for when Lebron finally slows down.

                                                                          They wouldn't hesitate to trade any of their point guards if it got them a true star, but right now DJ is clearly the 4th PG on the roster.

                                                                          Comment


                                                                          • #38
                                                                            FML...why da fuq???

                                                                            <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Lakers in serious talks on the framework of a four-year, $65M deal with Timofey Mozgov, league sources tell <a href="https://twitter.com/TheVertical">@TheVertical</a>.</p>&mdash; Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojVerticalNBA) <a href="https://twitter.com/WojVerticalNBA/status/748736245589696514">July 1, 2016</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

                                                                            Comment


                                                                            • #40
                                                                              Unbelievable.

                                                                              Comment


                                                                              • #41
                                                                                Sellout.

                                                                                Comment


                                                                                • #43
                                                                                  As a huge Durant fan, I'm lost.
                                                                                  #TeamKizer

                                                                                  Comment


                                                                                  • #44
                                                                                    B*tch move.

                                                                                    Funnier than you in 2012.

                                                                                    Comment


                                                                                    • #45
                                                                                      Originally posted by Irish Insanity View Post
                                                                                      As a huge Durant fan, I'm lost.


                                                                                      Agree. This is easily worse than Lebron going to Miami. Winning a title with OKC makes him a legend. Winning a title with GS makes him a sidekick.

                                                                                      Comment


                                                                                      • #46
                                                                                        Originally posted by IrishSteelhead View Post
                                                                                        Agree. This is easily worse than Lebron going to Miami. Winning a title with OKC makes him a legend. Winning a title with GS makes him a sidekick.


                                                                                        Yep...bitch move.


                                                                                        Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

                                                                                        Comment


                                                                                        • #47
                                                                                          Funny feeling LeBron and the Cavs have something up their sleeves...

                                                                                          Comment


                                                                                          • #48
                                                                                            The reason why the NBA is the least interesting sports league of the big four is because it's completely noncompetitive. Free agency is 100% broken. No other league has such talent imbalance issues. European Soccer is the closest comp in terms of imbalance, but they fix that by having regular season == championship with "cups" to keep things interesting.

                                                                                            There's no point in even have a regular season next year... just skip to a four team playoff between Golden State, Cleveland, San Antonio, and Boston.

                                                                                            Comment


                                                                                            • #49
                                                                                              Originally posted by IrishLax View Post
                                                                                              The reason why the NBA is the least interesting sports league of the big four is because it's completely noncompetitive. Free agency is 100% broken. No other league has such talent imbalance issues. European Soccer is the closest comp in terms of imbalance, but they fix that by having regular season == championship with "cups" to keep things interesting.

                                                                                              There's no point in even have a regular season next year... just skip to a four team playoff between Golden State, Cleveland, San Antonio, and Boston.
                                                                                              Even before free agency really took over the NBA was like that. In the "golden era" of the 80's you basically had four or five teams as well. L.A. in the west and Boston, Philly, Detroit (later) in the East.

                                                                                              It may make it a less interesting regular season but the playoffs are usually very good.
                                                                                              "The problem with having a sense of humor is often that people you use it on aren't in a very good mood." - Lou Holtz

                                                                                              Comment


                                                                                              • #50
                                                                                                Originally posted by Sherm Sticky View Post
                                                                                                Yep...bitch move.


                                                                                                Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
                                                                                                LOL.

                                                                                                Comment

                                                                                                Adsense

                                                                                                Collapse
                                                                                                Working...
                                                                                                X