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    Red Claws Game Thread (2019-20)

    Having recently read an article on Thabeet’s (I know, I know) gleague dnp-cd’s/eventual release being largely due to it being a 6’8” and under league, that Tacko gets so much time seems encouraging alone. Also makes his time in Maine seem particularly valuable, as his ability to survive vs...
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    Liverpool 2019-2020: Let's Talk About Six, Baby

    View: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=0LTgNVwfMAE
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    72 Suburbs in Search of a City: Anthony Davis to Los Angeles Lakers

    From a Bleacher Report article (just the first I clicked on in a quick google search):“Per Rothstein, the new rules include an exception for Klutch Sports' Rich Paul, who does not have a bachelor's degree but has become one of the most powerful agents in basketball.”...
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    72 Suburbs in Search of a City: Anthony Davis to Los Angeles Lakers

    Not really replying to you two specifically, as I’ve heard others say similar, but didn’t they carve out an exemption specifically for Paul? Seems like this is more about preventing the next Paul/Klutch. Doesn’t really change the overall view of these new rules or make the NCAA less loathsome...
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    Al Horford: he gawn

    An early small ball 5 maybe, but traditionally more of a small 4 (smith). Same with Millsap really. No arguing both are better defenders than Morris and gimpy Hayward, so it’s no wonder Al’s d looks better with them. He was the one playing the 5 though.
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    Al Horford: he gawn

    Probably, but he’s only made the team as a 5. He’s also played as a 5 the vast majority of his career (even when he was still undersized at the position).
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    KNOCKOUT DAY 1: France vs. ARG, URU vs. POR

    Is there a story behind the lack of Pastore appearances for the national team? He seems the type of creative mid they’ve lacked throughout the Messi era but he’s hardly even spoken of. I don’t watch much PSG - has he fallen off that much from his first tour in Seria A?
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    Fixing The Player Development Problem

    Why did U.S. Soccer nix Byer's youth pilot program? - Sports Illustrated https://www.google.com/amp/amp.si.com/soccer/2018/05/24/tom-byer-us-soccer-pilot-program-canceled
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    Celtics Draft Pick Watch 2016

    Except I don't believe you can hide someone through team defense who simply doesn't care/try at that end. And I don't mean he's bad at it, that you can work with, I mean well below minimal effort. I'd also argue he's a one man less than the sum of its parts machine at the end he is good at...
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    Celtics Draft Pick Watch 2016

    The only reason I'd want Howard on my team is if I HAD to have either him or harden. The only good the latter has brought to the entirety of the sport is inspiring my dreams of KG "mentoring" him.
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    San Siro's Siren Call: 2015-16 UEFA Champions League

    I'm an idiot and forgot to record the games so I haven't seen the Suarez incidents, but can you really trust the opinion of those papers (especially Marca) when either barca or a Madrid based team is involved? Is my Suarez man crush showing?
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    USWNT - World Cup > Olympics

    Or maybe I'm very wrong...
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    USWNT - World Cup > Olympics

    Dude, come on...you are much better than this. I did read the article and don't think anything he posted was all that objectionable based on it. There are what, a half dozen truly competitive women's international teams? It's a hell of a lot easier to be the best when you only have a few...
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    2015-2016 NBA Game Thread

    A friend and I were just discussing if he was the second best ever from a nc school. For me Duncan is the only one close. C Paul, Worthy and Dougherty can head up the next group with Vinny del negro and Tom Guggliotta.
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    NCAA bball general thread

    I agree with most of cc and t4w above, with the exception of Ingram's effort. The kid plays the whole game and out of position (he's not a 4, even in k's modern system). Whoever made the Prince-Durant spectrum comparison is spot on in my mind. He'll likely never be the scorer KD is but his...
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    NCAA bball general thread

    Um, mediocre at best coaching?
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    UFC/MMA in 2016

    Thank you for that. I don't watch much boxing these days and just getting into mma, but I'd watch that guy fight anytime just based on that video.
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    Cavs fire David Blatt

    I guess I've always felt that was more due to simple additional development from Jordan/pippen and maybe improved roster depth than just better coaching. Then again one could use that argument for the Warriors as well - curry and green especially are not the same guys as two seasons ago and the...
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    Cavs fire David Blatt

    Only jumped up by 8 games (55 for Phil's first compared to Collins 47 in his last year). Same loss to the Pistons in the east final. That's not nothing but still isn't in the same as the Warriors 51 wins to 67 and first round exit v championship.
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    Derrick Rose Accused of Drugging and Gang Raping Ex-Girlfriend

    Wish I knew. Huge societal shifts are rather difficult to implement and don't happen overnight. Improvements in education (including starting earlier and easier/cheaper access to higher Ed), policing and laws that don't target African American communities, improved sex ed, fairer access to...