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2019-2020 NBA Regular Season Thread

Okay, after maybe the craziest off-seasons in memory, we are finally ready for Tip-Off which begins on Tuesday. Should be a really interesting, fun and exciting season!




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Yup, I'll be watching Lakers/Clippers opening night. I'm seeing a movie around 5pm, so I should be home in time for the start of the 2nd quarter.

I didn't realize that Paul George is still recovering from offseason shoulder surgery and is out around 10 games for the Clips.
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Man the West All Stars are going to be tough to crack
LeBron
AD
Kawhi
PG13
Russ
Harden
Steph
Jokic
Dame

_____ are total locks, barring significant injuries

Then you have
KAT
Donovan Mitchell
Doncic
Draymond
DeAngelo Russell
Conley
LaMarcus
Fox
Zion

and probably more that I'm just forgetting right now battling for the last three spots. Yikes.
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And the first night is already ruined. No Zion for the Pelicans and then Paul George going to be out.
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NBA def need's NFL style flex scheduling for National Games. Zion was the only thing making that NO-TOR game worthy of a nationa spot,now your opening night first national game is 2 teams who best case scenario would be .500 teams
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Go Kings!
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Zion out 6 to 8 weeks after knee surgery. Sucks for Pelicans fans.
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Wow. Sucks for all NBA fans!
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Seems like the majority of comments I've read from fans think that Zion is too heavy and needs to drop 25 to 30 pounds or so.

If Zion was 6-10 or 6-11, then his weight would be perfect. But, he's undersized for his position.
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Lakers final opening day roster



and Boogie is on it even though he's injured. So he's probably one of the non-active guys.

No surprise Dwight made the team. And the Greek freak's brother made the team too.

It's a beefy roster at 17. So a few of these guys are going to have to play for the South Bay Lakers.
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FYI
If you have DirecTV, there's a free 7-day preview for NBA League pass starting tomorrow.
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Seems like the majority of comments I've read from fans think that Zion is too heavy and needs to drop 25 to 30 pounds or so.

If Zion was 6-10 or 6-11, then his weight would be perfect. But, he's undersized for his position.
Actually he's heavy regardless of height

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https://www.cbssports.com/nba/news/p...ke-per-report/

official measured height by Pelicans is 6-6
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NBA def need's NFL style flex scheduling for National Games. Zion was the only thing making that NO-TOR game worthy of a nationa spot,now your opening night first national game is 2 teams who best case scenario would be .500 teams
Ya, I'll happily take that bet. Raptors did lose a huge piece but they are still a playoff team with what they have. Def would love to take that bet. Pelicans probably a .500 at best even with Zion though.
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Originally Posted by Decker View Post
Man the West All Stars are going to be tough to crack
LeBron
AD
Kawhi
PG13
Russ
Harden
Steph
Jokic
Dame

_____ are total locks, barring significant injuries

Then you have
KAT
Donovan Mitchell
Doncic
Draymond
DeAngelo Russell
Conley
LaMarcus
Fox
Zion

and probably more that I'm just forgetting right now battling for the last three spots. Yikes.
Don't disagree. My hot take: Westbrook won't be an all star.
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FYI
If you have DirecTV, there's a free 7-day preview for NBA League pass starting tomorrow.
I just signed up for NBA League Pass the other day.

I had the NBA last year with Amazon and they didn't have the National TV replays so I went with DTV this season.

I am having trouble,however signing in with A T & T online(haven't been able since I came back to DTV 6 months ago) so I can also stream the games with the Roku NBA app.
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They were talking about Zion yesterday on PTI and I have to agree with them. He can jump so high, it's unreal, but the legs and most importantly his knees take the impact of all of his weight coming down. For his knees sake, he really needs to shed some pounds or this will be a reoccurring injury. This is the same knee that he injured at Duke when he blew out one of his shoes.
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Yup, I'll be watching Lakers/Clippers opening night. I'm seeing a movie around 5pm, so I should be home in time for the start of the 2nd quarter.

I didn't realize that Paul George is still recovering from offseason shoulder surgery and is out around 10 games for the Clips.
Yeah, I wish I realized that before drafting him. I feel like as high profile a player as he is for a team that's in the news a lot, that kind of flew under the radar (as far as how much time he was going to actually miss).
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Ya, I'll happily take that bet. Raptors did lose a huge piece but they are still a playoff team with what they have. Def would love to take that bet. Pelicans probably a .500 at best even with Zion though.
You say that like a team made up of former Lakers draft picks can't reach .500 or something.
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Pelicans GM thinks it's asinine for anyone who thinks Zion's weight is causing his knee injuries.

https://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/...se-knee-injury
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Tracy McGrady just said on NBA the Jump that Zion is way too big and needs to drop some weight. He said he's not out of shape, but just all that weight he carries for his style of play is going to be detrimental in the long run. He thinks he needs to drop 20-30 pounds.

Also, T-Mac said with him being out 6-8 weeks, he needs to be on a strict diet or he could balloon in weight because he can't run, jump or exercise.
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Maybe it's not causing the injury he has now but that much weight jumping as high as he can get will definitely result in knee/ankle issues later on. The question is, how long can his joints last.
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Moving from Toronto already paying off for his marketing team:

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Pelicans GM thinks it's asinine for anyone who thinks Zion's weight is causing his knee injuries.

https://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/...se-knee-injury
I mean that's BS but what is Griffin going to say? That his budding superstar and cornerstone of his small market team's future needs to lose 30 pounds? It's a "We got your back" moment.
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How come Charles Barkley was able to play at his weight?

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