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    pudgebyrd722

    [1]Nov 26, 2011
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    The lockout has ended, and the shortened 66-game season will begin on Christmas Day with Mavs/Heat and Celtics/Knicks.


    Not much more can serve as a better Christmas present, in my opinion.


    Start discussing!

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    [2]Nov 29, 2011
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    *ahem* Are you forgetting about Lakers-Bulls?

    Regardless, I'm happy pro hoops is back and I'm even happier that the preseason has been reduced two meaningless games as opposed to the usual eight or nine.
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    [3]Nov 29, 2011
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    *reduced to two
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    [4]Nov 29, 2011
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    The article I first read about it only mentioned those two match ups. (although I know Lakers/Bulls also play) They should all be good games.

    Team websites have finally be relaunched after being shut down I believe during the lockout, or hidden, at least. Still waiting for schedules to come out... me and my dad were looking to get tickets as a Christmas present.
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    [5]Dec 3, 2011
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    The league also added two games for Christmas Day: Magic at Thunder, and Clippers at Warriors.

    My predictions for Christmas Day:
    Mavs over Heat to keep long regular season win streak against Miami rolling.
    Bulls over Lakers in Mike Brown's first game as LA coach.
    Celtics over Knicks in comfortable fashion.
    Thunder over Magic as Durant will lead OKC to another good season.
    Clippers over Warriors as LA will make a run for a 6-8 seed in the playoffs, imo.
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    [6]Dec 8, 2011
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    http://basketball.realgm.com/wiretap/217173/Lakers_To_Acquire_Chris_Paul


    Huge three team deal made with Lakers, Rockets, and Hornets with Chris Paul going to the Lakers. This is really strange. Chris has been saying for months, he'd only want to play with Carmelo Anthony, but I guess he chose Kobe. Lakers give up their experience front court in Gasol and Odom (although Gasol's play last year was average at best, Odom had a good year being voted six man of the year). It looks like by giving up these two contracts Lakers are trading in size for quickness. Lakers might also be still in the hunt to acquire a new big man.


    Rockets get Gasol, New Orleans gets Kevin Martin, Luis Scola and Goran Dragic.


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    [7]Dec 8, 2011
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    http://basketball.realgm.com/wiretap/217156/Knicks_To_Sign_Tyson_Chandler


    Knicks sign Tyson Chandler to a four year deal. Wow Mavs lose a pretty strong forward in Chandler. It looks like this was a consolation prize for the Knicks after they didn't get Chris Paul.

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    [8]Dec 8, 2011
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    I can't believe it. First the Rangers lose Wilson, now the Mavs lose Chandler. Knicks should have some big weapons this year, maybe a top seed in the East and will compete with Boston for that Atlantic Division title.

    And the NBA denies the three-team trade, keeping Paul in New Orleans, and Gasol and Odom in Los Angeles.
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    [9]Dec 9, 2011
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    It's been appealed. Seems that despite the CBA the owners (not the players) are trying to stop something that is completely legal.

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    [10]Dec 9, 2011
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    Good. Although, I really have no opinion other than it will be good so Chris Paul will get out of the division, so the Mavs won't have to worry about him as much.

    Sources also say Brandon Roy will be retiring.

    Tracy McGrady also signed a 1-year contract with the Hawks. I wish him the best.
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    [11]Dec 11, 2011
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    Battier signs with the Heat.

    Lakers will end their pursuit of Chris Paul.

    Instead, they will sent Odom to the Mavs. I, a Dallas fan, am not excited at all. The Lakers can keep Lamar.
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    [12]Dec 11, 2011
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    The Nba forced people to stop pursuing Paul. Stern is corrupt as hell, and he showed a lot of conflict of interest by stopping the deal with the owners. This undermines the whole CBA.


    However, it's funny that they end it since the deal was bad for the Lakers since they would be giving up a lot for him.


    I don't like the Odom trade either. He's very good, and Lakers got nothing for him.



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    [13]Dec 12, 2011
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    marvelfan89 wrote:

    I don't like the Odom trade either. He's very good, and Lakers got nothing for him.


    I hear Kobe's not happy about it, either. He was almost like the Pippen to Mamba's MJ.
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    [14]Dec 13, 2011
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    I can't really comment deeply because my interest in the NBA is at a stagnant level again. But I can say there's an incredible parity problem in the NBA, and a huge conflict of interest of the NBA owning the New Orleans Hornets when it comes to things like this. When a league has to purchase a franchise, that is a tell-tale sign you have too many teams in your league because there's just not enough pro-cities available.
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    [15]Dec 14, 2011
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    Chris Paul is finally dealt to the Clippers for Gordon, Kaman, the forward with the hard-to-spell name, and the T-Wolves' unprotected first round pick in the 2012 draft.
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    [16]Dec 15, 2011
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    Only question is if Griffin can stay injury free, and if they can actually play defense. Clippers have had a lot of talent in their franchise, but they've never been a good defense team.

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    [17]Dec 17, 2011
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    And to me they still have to beat some teams before I say they're good enough to win a playoff series or even get to the playoffs for that matter.

    Celtics' Jeff Green will have heart surgery next month and miss the entire 2011-2012 season.
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    [18]Dec 18, 2011
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    Preseason has began. Some interesting games, as the Rockets beat the defending #1 seed in the West San Antonio, 101-87 yesterday. The Hornets won their opener despite no Chris Paul, 97-90. Cleveland, the reigning worst team in the NBA, beat the Pistons, 91-87 behind 21 from #1 pick Irving.

    The 76ers blew the Wizards away, 103-76. How does everyone like Washington's new uniforms?

    And the Knicks have become even more of an Eastern Conference threat, signing Baron Davis.
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    [19]Dec 19, 2011
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    pudgebyrd722 wrote:
    And the Knicks have become even more of an Eastern Conference threat, signing Baron Davis.

    Baron is fading and his knees make him an injury threat. Signing him was gilding the lily.
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    [20]Dec 19, 2011
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    HelloStuart wrote:
    pudgebyrd722 wrote:
    And the Knicks have become even more of an Eastern Conference threat, signing Baron Davis.

    Baron is fading and his knees make him an injury threat. Signing him was gilding the lily.
    Ah, I didn't remember that part. Well, I still think the Knicks will make a run for division champions, or at least earn that other top seed for homecourt advantage in the first round. Davis is accordingly out for 8-10 weeks.
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