The Official Basketball Thread (NBA/ FIBA)


#221

NBA playoff games with 30 + points 5 + boards 5 + assists :eyes:


#222

Another thing you’ve got to keep in mind as well is that the game has changed massively since Jordan, and the guys from the 80s played, even since Kobe played. When you aren’t allowed to hand check or get physical without getting a flagrant foul, a physical specimen like LeBron is basically impossible to guard.


#223

Jimmy Butler traded to the Timberwolves for what looks like not a great deal for Chicago.


#224

Damn lakers shoulda got him but we are gonna get George.


#225

Reckon you get George now ? Or just in free agency in 12 months time ?


#226

It’s safer to trade for him now, but I think Magic will wait they don’t wanna break up the young core of the team.


#227

Butler though :disappointed: , Wade must be thrilled to play in that Bulls team now, although after picking up his 23m$ option, he wouldn’t be that pissed.


#228

Chris Paul traded to Houston, for a 1st round pick, Beverly, Dekker and Lou Williams.
Blake Griffin is a FA.
Clipper returning to their roots of being a shitty team.


#229

Good fuck the clippers.


#230

This time with Jerry West as advisor and a owner who really has a passion for the club/sport. But yeah it needs to be seen what they are going to do.

I think Chris Paul is the next player who is going to make a run for ‘greatest player who never won a Championship’.


#231

Chris Paul might finally get to a conference finals now but I really thought he should have tried to find a way to get to the Spurs.


#232

Paul George traded to OKC :eyes:


#233

Hahaha what a terrible trade for the Pacers. We were offering two first round draft picks and Julius Randle or Jordan Clarkson. This is perfect because Westbrook is a bit of a selfish player, OKC aren’t going to do much in the West especially and George will sign with us next year as a free agent. I was more worried either the Celtics or Cavs would get him. This is much better for us.


#234

I don’t see PG re-signing with OKC.


#235

I think OKC will be a top 4 team in the West, it seems PG is desperate to get to LA though.


#236

https://scontent-cdg2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/19598898_314862188960220_3747668285349969686_n.jpg?oh=43cca17695189c474fe90ba70ec15807&oe=59D6D00B

Cavs were already cruising the East conf…Wolves picking up Jeff Teague, they seem to be doing some good business lately.


#237

The celtics might land Hayward. They will be a bit closer to the cavs if that happens but not close enough.


#238

Taj Gibson joining the Wolves too, Thibodeau bringing his old Bulls to Minnesota.


#239

Melo joining George and Westbrook at OKC.


#240

Boston vs Cavs for the Conf finals, the regular season in the East is far from interesting.