2012-13 NBA Season Thread

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george112
10/10/12 8:30:57PM
Was surprised to see that the NBA pre-season has started.

Watching the Rockets/Thunder game now


Look for the Lakers to put up a very strong push for the title
Budgellism
10/10/12 8:31:54PM


It'll be nice to get a full season in this year.
sparky
10/11/12 6:35:08AM
I'm a huge Ray Allen fan so looks like ill be rooting for the one team I cant stand this year
Bubbles
10/11/12 12:03:02PM

Posted by sparky

I'm a huge Ray Allen fan so looks like ill be rooting for the one team I cant stand this year


Jason Kidd is my favourite player and he too went to a team I can't stand
BuffaloDave
10/11/12 12:33:50PM
Brandon Roy looking pretty good for the T-Wolves last night. I had a feeling he would be back after his retirement, he needed a full year off to heal.
kopower
10/11/12 12:53:37PM

Posted by BuffaloDave

Brandon Roy looking pretty good for the T-Wolves last night. I had a feeling he would be back after his retirement, he needed a full year off to heal.



Man, if he can stay healthy, and Kirilinko has any resemblence to his former self, the Wolves should be pretty damn good. Hopefully Rubio can come back 100% from his knee injury. Should be an entertaining squad to watch.
ChrisSabal
10/11/12 12:54:05PM
well wonder what life without Rose is gonna feel like....
Theoutlaw08
10/11/12 12:59:35PM
Ive always been a Kobe fan, so I will be watching the Lakers a lot. Sad to see his career is coming to an end, but he still can perform at a high level. I am however, a Bucks fan. I think they have a better roster then the past couple years. Would love to see them make the playoffs and not the 8th spot. Maybe 6th or so, so they have a chance to move on.

Lakers vs. Bucks final...HA kidding.

Lakers vs. Heat (both teams got really strong in the off-season, Heat added depth which they needed and LA added a point guard which they needed and not just any PG, Nash, probably the best PG ever).
cowcatcher
10/11/12 1:05:58PM

Posted by Theoutlaw08

Ive always been a Kobe fan, so I will be watching the Lakers a lot. Sad to see his career is coming to an end, but he still can perform at a high level. I am however, a Bucks fan. I think they have a better roster then the past couple years. Would love to see them make the playoffs and not the 8th spot. Maybe 6th or so, so they have a chance to move on.

Lakers vs. Bucks final...HA kidding.

Lakers vs. Heat (both teams got really strong in the off-season, Heat added depth which they needed and LA added a point guard which they needed and not just any PG, Nash, probably the best PG ever).



I think the Bucks might be in the hunt for one of the final 2 playoff spots if they can play any kind of defense at all. They have some talent at the big spots and a really good backcourt. My hopes aren't too high though. Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me 14 out of 21 times in the past 21 years, shame on me.
Budgellism
10/11/12 1:18:59PM

Posted by kopower


Posted by BuffaloDave

Brandon Roy looking pretty good for the T-Wolves last night. I had a feeling he would be back after his retirement, he needed a full year off to heal.



Man, if he can stay healthy, and Kirilinko has any resemblence to his former self, the Wolves should be pretty damn good. Hopefully Rubio can come back 100% from his knee injury. Should be an entertaining squad to watch.



I really like the moves they made since last season. If everyone stays healthy the Wolves should be looking at a decent seed in the playoffs I'm thinking. I'll be watching them as much as possible. Love has become one of my favourite players and I've always been a fan of Roy.
Shawn91111
10/11/12 1:27:38PM
Still rooting for the Pistons surrounded by Knicks fans. I think the Pistons are still a few years and some draft picks and quality free agents away. Patience is starting to wear thin with Dumars. He needs to smarten up about the free agents. Hoping Monroe turns into a 20/10 player this year, Knight and Stuckey form a great backcourt and Drummond surprises all
prophecy033
10/11/12 1:33:54PM

Posted by kopower


Posted by BuffaloDave

Brandon Roy looking pretty good for the T-Wolves last night. I had a feeling he would be back after his retirement, he needed a full year off to heal.



Man, if he can stay healthy, and Kirilinko has any resemblence to his former self, the Wolves should be pretty damn good. Hopefully Rubio can come back 100% from his knee injury. Should be an entertaining squad to watch.

F U!!!
BuffaloDave
10/11/12 1:37:44PM

Posted by Budgellism


Posted by kopower


Posted by BuffaloDave

Brandon Roy looking pretty good for the T-Wolves last night. I had a feeling he would be back after his retirement, he needed a full year off to heal.



Man, if he can stay healthy, and Kirilinko has any resemblence to his former self, the Wolves should be pretty damn good. Hopefully Rubio can come back 100% from his knee injury. Should be an entertaining squad to watch.



I really like the moves they made since last season. If everyone stays healthy the Wolves should be looking at a decent seed in the playoffs I'm thinking. I'll be watching them as much as possible. Love has become one of my favourite players and I've always been a fan of Roy.



Agreed with you Budge, as Love is one of my favorites now too.
Theoutlaw08
10/11/12 3:46:43PM

Posted by cowcatcher


Posted by Theoutlaw08

Ive always been a Kobe fan, so I will be watching the Lakers a lot. Sad to see his career is coming to an end, but he still can perform at a high level. I am however, a Bucks fan. I think they have a better roster then the past couple years. Would love to see them make the playoffs and not the 8th spot. Maybe 6th or so, so they have a chance to move on.

Lakers vs. Bucks final...HA kidding.

Lakers vs. Heat (both teams got really strong in the off-season, Heat added depth which they needed and LA added a point guard which they needed and not just any PG, Nash, probably the best PG ever).



I think the Bucks might be in the hunt for one of the final 2 playoff spots if they can play any kind of defense at all. They have some talent at the big spots and a really good backcourt. My hopes aren't too high though. Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me 14 out of 21 times in the past 21 years, shame on me.



I hear yah, we had our big chance in 2001 and the NBA seemed to screw us, cause they wanted Lakers vs. sixers. HA. I think they should be able to D up this year. They have some good young guys that can get it done. We need to sign Ellis and build a foundation around him, the kid can score. Jennings needs to become more of a pass first and let guys like Ellis, Ilyasova, Harris, Gooden and Dunleavy do the main scoring. I like our big guys this year too, Dalembert will help big time on D, that guy always killed the Bucks in the middle.
ChrisSabal
10/11/12 4:39:58PM

Posted by Shawn91111

Still rooting for the Pistons surrounded by Knicks fans. I think the Pistons are still a few years and some draft picks and quality free agents away. Patience is starting to wear thin with Dumars. He needs to smarten up about the free agents. Hoping Monroe turns into a 20/10 player this year, Knight and Stuckey form a great backcourt and Drummond surprises all



Monroe should be great this year.
Bubbles
10/11/12 4:41:22PM

Posted by Theoutlaw08

...Nash, probably the best PG ever).


not even top 5. Magic, Kidd and Stockton/Robinson (coin flip for me) are my top 3. Isiah Thomas is right there too.
Bubbles
10/16/12 11:57:12PM
prophecy033
10/17/12 12:16:36AM

Posted by Bubbles


Posted by Theoutlaw08

...Nash, probably the best PG ever).


not even top 5. Magic, Kidd and Stockton/Robinson (coin flip for me) are my top 3. Isiah Thomas is right there too.

1) Magic 2) Stockton 3) Oscar 4) Cousey 5) Walt Frazier
Bubbles
10/17/12 9:00:26AM
I'm clearly not old enough to have watched most of them and I am a bit biased as Kidd is my favourite player, but he has to be considered top 5 at the very least. Sure he didn't score 20 ppg, but he was one of the best all around players in the game. He routinely led his team in rebounding and had better rpg than most PFs in the league. He's a phenomenal passer, great leader and has a very high basketball IQ...add in his stellar defensive play and clutch 3 point shooting and you have one of the best 5-tool players in NBA history. His 107 career triple doubles, 9 defensive team selections, 2nd all time in total assists and steals, 3rd all time in total 3pt made

He may not have all the individual awards and only 1 NBA title but he took a very young Nets team to back-to-back Championships (losing to the Lakers and Spurs...two of the best dynasties in the last 20 years) after the team was a cellar dweller. He also got screwed out of the MVP in 01/02

That's my rant on Jason Kidd, hope it changed your mind
Budgellism
10/17/12 5:49:04PM
Damn, Kevin Love broke his hand. He's out 6-8 weeks.

LINK
prophecy033
10/17/12 5:51:46PM

Posted by Budgellism

Damn, Kevin Love broke his hand. He's out 6-8 weeks.

LINK

Maybe the injuries follow BRoy
prophecy033
10/17/12 5:54:03PM

Posted by Bubbles

I'm clearly not old enough to have watched most of them and I am a bit biased as Kidd is my favourite player, but he has to be considered top 5 at the very least. Sure he didn't score 20 ppg, but he was one of the best all around players in the game. He routinely led his team in rebounding and had better rpg than most PFs in the league. He's a phenomenal passer, great leader and has a very high basketball IQ...add in his stellar defensive play and clutch 3 point shooting and you have one of the best 5-tool players in NBA history. His 107 career triple doubles, 9 defensive team selections, 2nd all time in total assists and steals, 3rd all time in total 3pt made

He may not have all the individual awards and only 1 NBA title but he took a very young Nets team to back-to-back Championships (losing to the Lakers and Spurs...two of the best dynasties in the last 20 years) after the team was a cellar dweller. He also got screwed out of the MVP in 01/02

That's my rant on Jason Kidd, hope it changed your mind

I think Kidd is one hell of a pg but just not in my top 5. Him or Thomas would duke it out for 6th but over the entire life of the NBA, 6th is pretty Damn good. Kidd is a 1st ballot HoFer
george112
10/17/12 5:55:33PM
Ever since love stomped Scolas face I've disliked him so much


Karma???
BuffaloDave
10/17/12 5:59:19PM

Posted by Budgellism

Damn, Kevin Love broke his hand. He's out 6-8 weeks.

LINK



Time for Williams to step it up!!
Bubbles
10/17/12 6:03:12PM

Posted by BuffaloDave


Posted by Budgellism

Damn, Kevin Love broke his hand. He's out 6-8 weeks.

LINK



Time for Williams to step it up!!


*edits draft rankings*
Poor_Franklin
10/25/12 4:46:38PM
BuffaloDave
10/27/12 11:12:43PM
James Harden traded to Houston for Kevin Martin, Jeremy Lamb, and picks. The picks weren't disclosed yet.

Good move by OKC. since they couldn't get a long term deal done, might as well trade him, while his value is the highest. Good for Martin to, the change might get him playing better. Those picks might also help OKC. later in the season, if they need some veteran help around trade deadline.

**Edit** The picks are two 1st rounders and a 2nd.
Budgellism
10/28/12 12:42:58AM
Harden takes a lot of shots. Sometimes that's a good thing, sometimes that's a bad thing. I like this trade for both teams.
Bubbles
10/28/12 1:53:32AM
wow OKC just got way better. Maybe not short term because Harden > Martin but those picks will more than offset the difference...especially if Toronto tanks again
george112
10/28/12 6:15:53AM
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