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That’s outstanding. Even by playoff rotation standards, absurd. 
 

Also, not really reflected on the stat sheet, but this as long-game Lou Will revenge game on Doc is hysterical.

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To get that win with everyone expecting/wanting them to roll over, and radio hosts in their own city celebrating Leonard getting hurt was truly inspirational. It's a great day for basketball!

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There's some spectacularly bad coaching happening in these playoffs.

 

Also, KD leading a team (still just one game) and Playoff Paul coming up clutch are messing up my preconceived notions and assumptions. I'm in shambles.

 

If it's Nets/Clippers in the Finals you won't hear from me for a long time.

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14 hours ago, BBTV said:

This Atlanta comeback is one of the most amazing things I've ever seen.

 

Ben Simmons is complete and total trash.  How a professional can't (or simply won't) learn to shoot free throws (or any shot at all) blows my mind.  He's a complete liability and he should be ashamed of himself and his complete lack of ability to do the first fundamental thing of the game.  Joel Embiid should slap the ever living crap out of his non-caring ass.

 

You mean like Shaq??

 

6 hours ago, DEAD said:

It is actually refreshing to see an Atlanta sports team comeback from a huge deficit for a change.

 

Seems at least one of ATL's teams finally learned how to rise up...

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2 hours ago, tBBP said:

 

You mean like Shaq??

 

Shaq's free throw percentage was at least >50%.  Simmons' has been in the 30s.

 

And I can give a pass to a guy that's a 7' monster center and not a point guard.  What the f kind of point guard doesn't take any shots?  Seriously - have you seen Ben Simmons ever take an actual shot that's not a layup?  You could count them for the entire season on both hands.

 

They tried to get him a shooting coach, and he said the only one he'd work with was his brother (who may or may not be an actual coach.)  He doesn't care about his profession and doesn't feel the obligation to get any better or earn his money - very low work ethic and character.  Probably comes from being coddled and babied his whole life. 

 

He'll make $500M in his NBA career, which is great for him - because with his work ethic and lack of passion, he wouldn't earn $50k off the court.

 

 

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Speaking of shadow GMs, all this sudden Dallas turmoil — anyone see that Athletic story the other day about how NBA gambling Twitter personality Haralabob or whatever his name is has apparently been the Mavs’ shadow GM??? Insane!

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13 minutes ago, Digby said:

Speaking of shadow GMs, all this sudden Dallas turmoil — anyone see that Athletic story the other day about how NBA gambling Twitter personality Haralabob or whatever his name is has apparently been the Mavs’ shadow GM??? Insane!

 

Is that right? Good lord.

 

Must be nice to be a billionaire and get to do whatever the :censored: you want.

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Pelicans rumored to be the most likely NBA team to seek relocation - Sports Illustrated

 

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As the NBA continues to hurdle into uncertainty with the coaching carousel dramatically spinning, relocation rumors have been surfacing for the Pelicans.

 

The Athletic's John Hollinger reported that the franchise is "the most likely team to seek relocation in the coming decade." It is committed to New Orleans only through 2024. As Hollinger notes, owner Gayle Benson is heavily connected to the city—she also owns the Saints. 

 

Hollinger writes Benson is "not currently seeking to sell, but losing money while finishing in the lottery has not been an enjoyable side venture to the main business of running the Saints."

 

The Pelicans parted ways with head coach Stan Van Gundy on Wednesday after just one season, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski and Andrew Lopez. Van Gundy, 61, was hired in October, but New Orleans struggled last season, going 31–41 and missing the playoffs for the third straight year.

 

Then, The Athletic's Shams Charania, Joe Vardon and William Guillory  reported Thursday that some of Zion Williamson's family members "want Williamson on another team." According to The Athletic, multiple teams are monitoring "Williamson's family members' thinly veiled unhappiness with the Pelicans and whether those feelings seeped into the player's own views." Williamson is under contract with the Pelicans until at least 2023.

 

“It’s disappointing. I’d be lying to you if I said anything else,” Williamson said during the end-of-season press conference. “It’s very disappointing. But the best thing we can do is regroup, come together as a team, come together as coaches this offseason, talk and do what we need to do to be better next year. It’s not much to it, we just gotta be better.”

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