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17-10-2017, 10:59   #1
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NBA Regular Season & Playoffs 2017-18

Time to start this?

I'll try and do my predictions today, but pretty swamped work wise so it may be later this week before I can do so.
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17-10-2017, 17:57   #2
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Using the template from last year:

NBA CHAMPIONS - Warriors
EASTERN CHAMPIONS - Celtics
WESTERN CHAMPIONS - Warriors
MOST VALUABLE PLAYER - Kawhi Leonard
ROOKIE OF THE YEAR - Milos Teodosic
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR - Kawhi Leonard
MOST IMPROVED PLAYER - Kelly Olynyk
6TH MAN OF THE YEAR - Lou Williams
COACH OF THE YEAR - Brad Stevens
LEAGUE LEADER IN SCORING - James Harden
FIRST COACH FIRED - NO COACH WILL GET FIRED THIS YEAR!
WORST OVERALL RECORD - Chicago Bulls
PLAYER TO SCORE THE MOST POINTS IN A GAME - Devin Booker !!

I'm hoping for an interesting season and someone to break the Cavs-Warriors hegemony. I'd like for the Celtics to gel quickly, and Wizards to take another step forward (no more slow starts). Denver has huge potential so I hope we see it on the floor and in results. Spurs will be great as per usual and hopefully challenge the Warriors a little bit.
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NBA CHAMPIONS - Warriors
EASTERN CHAMPIONS - Cavs
WESTERN CHAMPIONS - Warriors
MOST VALUABLE PLAYER - LeBron (assuming he plays enough minutes/games). If not, Steph Curry
ROOKIE OF THE YEAR - Ben Simmons
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR - Rudy Gobert
MOST IMPROVED PLAYER - Jusef Nurkic (assuming he plays the full season like he ended last)
6TH MAN OF THE YEAR - No idea, nor do I care!
COACH OF THE YEAR - Pop - it should always be Pop. If not, Brad Stevens (Celtics bias!)
LEAGUE LEADER IN SCORING - Kyrie Irving. This is bot a Boston pick - it's based on everyone else (Harden/Westbrook etc.) having to share the ball this year v last, and Kyrie essentially being set free. Will it be pretty? No!
FIRST COACH FIRED - Doc Rivers
WORST OVERALL RECORD - Chicago Bulls
PLAYER TO SCORE THE MOST POINTS IN A GAME - Steph Curry (if allowed to, i.e. if Kerr doesn't bench him middle of the 3rd/4th quarter a la Kaly in his 60 game last year). From what I saw in pre-season Curry looks in phenomenal shape and form.
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17-10-2017, 23:53   #4
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Reminder that the pre sale for London goes live tomorrow.

Queue starts at 8.30.

Hoping to get the cheapest for this so time is of the essence.

Haven't been over since 2013 so going this goes better, definitely a more interesting line-up.
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18-10-2017, 01:18   #5
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nooooooo poor Gordon Hayward, he's done for the season by the look of things.
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Shocking, sickening to watch
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All you can hope is that its a clean break
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Terrible for him, and for the Celtics season
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That was terrible. Celtics season up in the air now.
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18-10-2017, 01:58   #10
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Fractured ankle, which I believe is worse recovery wise than a clean break.
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http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2...is-at-practice

wtf
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First quarter, first game.

Goddamn.
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18-10-2017, 03:15   #13
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Was about to head to bed earlier with the Celtics well down, but they have made a match of it, mainly due to clevelands poor shooting in the 3rd. But brown has been very good, also if Smart could shoot semi consistently he would be a fine player
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It's going to be a long season
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Two games that ended up being very close which looked unlikely at half time in both games. Impressed by Brown in the Celtics game more so than anybody else.

Swaggy P goes 6/7 from 3pt range. Id say hes going to put up crazy numbers this year from outside.
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