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ScareChan
02/09/19 12:27:21 AM
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KINGS take down the Heat in our Last Dance of the season with them as our new KINGS debut

lets goooooo
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ninkendo
02/09/19 12:27:34 AM
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TheRock1525
02/09/19 12:29:49 AM
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I motivated them into their comeback.

Duh.
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ShatteredElysium
02/09/19 3:18:43 PM
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Thanks for that Kings!

Giannis out for the game tonight and Bledsoe questionable. Still unlikely the Magic win but those are 2 pretty big things to swing in our favor and a win here would be huge
ninkendo
02/09/19 7:02:02 PM
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Oh Wayne Ellington to the pistons official now

So many fans of contending teams mad on Twitter that they didn't get him instead
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ninkendo
02/09/19 11:11:57 PM
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ScareChan
02/09/19 11:31:00 PM
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https://twitter.com/GrantNapearshow/status/1094322726670454784?s=19
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MZero11
02/09/19 11:33:06 PM
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ScareChan posted...
https://twitter.com/GrantNapearshow/status/1094322726670454784?s=19


2 points in 6:30 yikes
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Dr_Football
02/10/19 12:17:24 AM
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Paul George is really good at basketball
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ShatteredElysium
02/10/19 8:18:46 AM
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Best case scenario I have the Magic finishing at 41 wins. Well not best case, I could see us stealing a game against the Raptors but we will likely lose some of the games we should win so I'm not factoring that in

Efuy4DV

More realistic I see us finishing at 38-39 wins (losing to Heat, Pistons and 1 of the Pelicans games in the above)

Fivethirtyeight has 37 wins as the playoff cutoff. I think more realistically it will be 39 wins.
ShatteredElysium
02/10/19 8:25:00 AM
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Also I went to the Orlando Apollos game last night so only just watched the Bucks/Magic game this morning. Granted I knew the score.

Good grief, it looked like Aaron Gordon died when he got blocked by Lopez.

https://twitter.com/FudgeGoat_/status/1094443123701362688
SeabassDebeste
02/10/19 11:21:23 AM
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so glad i skipped that celtics game
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ScareChan
02/10/19 7:03:37 PM
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Watching kings and suns

Phoenix has a lot of talent in their team, but I kind of see most of them as loners? So maybe chemistry is the main issue with them
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neonreaper
02/10/19 7:07:44 PM
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SeabassDebeste posted...
so glad i skipped that celtics game


This season sucks so hard so far
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ninkendo
02/10/19 7:09:26 PM
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Only thing to do today is root for heat to lose
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SeabassDebeste
02/10/19 7:19:25 PM
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neonreaper posted...
SeabassDebeste posted...
so glad i skipped that celtics game


This season sucks so hard so far

we"re such pained fans
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ShatteredElysium
02/10/19 7:58:24 PM
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Man, Isaac just got screwed out of a block. Perfect block, absolutely all ball and gets called a foul. Don't know how they got that wrong
ShatteredElysium
02/10/19 8:22:56 PM
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It's ok, Isaac makes up for it by having 3 blocks on a single possession and then drills a 3 pointer immediately after
ScareChan
02/10/19 8:47:00 PM
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https://www.instagram.com/p/BtuSgbRnTzg/?utm_source=ig_share_sheet&igshid=95azymy48yqb

Kings hit 30 wins before all star break and are even in loss column with 8 and 7 seeds
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MZero11
02/10/19 9:26:33 PM
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ScareChan posted...
Watching kings and suns

Phoenix has a lot of talent in their team, but I kind of see most of them as loners? So maybe chemistry is the main issue with them


The main issue is we're tanking!
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ScareChan
02/10/19 9:31:57 PM
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like oubre, holmes, ayton, booke

who did they just get from miami? Johnson? his name is underrated
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ShatteredElysium
02/10/19 9:35:39 PM
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Tyler Johnson
ScareChan
02/10/19 9:37:49 PM
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Game

I was blanking on his name lol
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ninkendo
02/10/19 9:41:13 PM
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ShatteredElysium
02/10/19 9:46:57 PM
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I'm with you on that one. Heat need to stop beating the Warriors as if they lose, the Magic now tie them in wins (but have played a few more games)
ShatteredElysium
02/10/19 10:14:21 PM
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I love small game slates on Draftkings. Like tonight the slate I went in was the Magic game and the Warriors game. Nobody watches the Magic so it feels like it gives me a massive advantage.

Right now I am 26th in a contest with Durant, Curry and Thompson all in my team. And hardly anybody else was able to get all 3 of those in their team because nobody picked up the cheaper Magic players who scored well in order to afford them.
MZero11
02/11/19 3:46:54 AM
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I never watch Kings games but does DeAaron Fox always wear the Ryu headband?

I didn't even know that was legal in the NBA!
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ShatteredElysium
02/11/19 9:13:17 AM
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I wonder if Jonathan Isaac was slightly miffed at missing out on the Rising Stars team. These are his stats since the announcement.

11.4 points
8.6 rebounds
2.2 blocks
1.6 steals
1.4 assists


He also gets a ton of deflections that don't show up in the stats. Like crazy amounts. One reporter started recording it and he had 9 before the end of the 1st quarter of the game he was doing it for
neonreaper
02/11/19 9:37:55 AM
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SeabassDebeste posted...
neonreaper posted...
SeabassDebeste posted...
so glad i skipped that celtics game


This season sucks so hard so far

we"re such pained fans


We traded our core guys for all that Brooklyn loot and barely bottomed out for a season and we've had some fun runs along the way, so yeah we're really lucky. That said I thought this year would be FUN and it's been kinda crummy and I don't know if I should bother to care about Kyrie or Tatum or Davis or Smart or what. It feels like it's all been building up to next season because we've been in the Anthony Davis mix for so long, but I sorta wish we could just roll with Rozier/Smart/Tatum/Brown/Horford/Hayward instead. Even having a decent record and a good team, I feel like I lack the comfort of knowing that the future's gonna be.
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ShatteredElysium
02/11/19 9:55:52 AM
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I don't think you guys should be worried. You just need to turn it on at playoff time and it's not like the East has Lebron in the way anymore.

Really you just want to avoid that first round 76ers match which I think you will do by virtue of the 76ers climbing up in seed anyway. Worst case you get the Pacers on the road who are missing their best player. Sure it would be nice to get a first round game against that cluster of Nets/Hornets/Pistons/Heat/Magic but I don't think it's critical. You guys easily have the most playoff experience out of the east since you have been to back to back conference finals
neonreaper
02/11/19 10:20:48 AM
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I'm more worried about being invested in the players that might be gone next year. I'd rather hear that Tatum is untradeable than hope there's some chance we might have Kyrie/AD, even though a Kyrie/Hayward/Horford/Davis team sounds pretty good. My sense of propriety is being messed with severely
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ScareChan
02/11/19 2:04:09 PM
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MZero11 posted...
I never watch Kings games but does DeAaron Fox always wear the Ryu headband?

I didn't even know that was legal in the NBA!


he started it on this homestand, so the headband is like 5-1!
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Nelson_Mandela
02/11/19 2:23:09 PM
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Hate to say it, but the Celtics probably peaked last year

Kyrie will leave. AD will go to the Lakers eventually. Kawhi and Durant ain't going there.
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TheRock1525
02/11/19 2:41:47 PM
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I don't think the Celtics have the capspace to go after Kawhi or Durant anyway.

The goal would be to retain Kyrie and trade for AD. Also it's hard to say they peaked when Tatum is still growing and they have three first round picks this year.

I also know they would get Memphis' pick if it landed outside the top 8 but that's unlikely. Do they get an unprotected first next year or does it become a second rounder?

Edit: nevermind, found it:

Its top-8 protected in 2019, top-6 protected in 2020, and unprotected in 2021.
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ShatteredElysium
02/11/19 3:33:07 PM
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I saw a smoking hot take the other day and it's a little extreme but I can at least see where they are coming from.

Despite the Celtics getting that ridiculous haul from the Nets, the Nets are actually in better shape next year due to the massive amount of cap space they plus a fairly solid young core already in place. Obviously the Celtics have a better existing core but if the Nets get 2 max guys and the Celtics lose Kyrie then it would certainly flip
Emeraldegg
02/11/19 3:44:59 PM
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My first instinct with that is

Who will want to go to the nets.
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ShatteredElysium
02/11/19 3:47:57 PM
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Well it would be one of those where you hope to attract a big name by saying we want you and you can pick who else you want if you can convince them

Not many places have space for 2 max contracts with existing assets
Emeraldegg
02/11/19 4:38:31 PM
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Magic is under investigation of tampering for his contact with Ben simmons, which allegedly stems from Simmons wanting to learn from Magic or something.
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davidponte
02/11/19 7:56:43 PM
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I'm here for the Linsanity on the Raptors
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ninkendo
02/11/19 9:24:26 PM
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Pistons up to 4 in a row

but now on the road to Boston
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Dr_Football
02/11/19 10:30:51 PM
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Westbrook got 6 assists in the 4th quarter to get his triple double streak to 10 games

George also had a triple double with 47 points

And I guess we won too
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KommunistKoala
02/11/19 10:31:29 PM
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The Oklahoma City Triple-Doubles
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ScareChan
02/11/19 11:22:27 PM
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the more important news

is KINGS ARE OFFICIALLY THE 8th SEED as of now

I am hype, the storylines are running wild

if we get 7 and OKC gets 2 they do NOT want to play us after how season has gone, even with Westbrook and PG going nuts

Warriors and Kings have soooo many storylines. Its battle of Nor Cal, its Buddy vs Klay, its Steph vs Fox, its Barnes revenge tour vs Boogie's revenge tour and Boogie vs Willie.

we are also however

3 games out of 4th seed

I want to live in a world where we get KINGS 4 LAKERS 5 and THE KINGS RUN THROUGH THE KING on their way to their clash with the WORLD CHAMPS
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ExThaNemesis
02/11/19 11:23:53 PM
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I love the Kings but the only opponent I want in round one is Utah.

For revenge.
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ninkendo
02/11/19 11:28:48 PM
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ScareChan posted...
the more important news

is KINGS ARE OFFICIALLY THE 8th SEED as of now

I am hype, the storylines are running wild

if we get 7 and OKC gets 2 they do NOT want to play us after how season has gone, even with Westbrook and PG going nuts

Warriors and Kings have soooo many storylines. Its battle of Nor Cal, its Buddy vs Klay, its Steph vs Fox, its Barnes revenge tour vs Boogie's revenge tour and Boogie vs Willie.

we are also however

3 games out of 4th seed

I want to live in a world where we get KINGS 4 LAKERS 5 and THE KINGS RUN THROUGH THE KING on their way to their clash with the WORLD CHAMPS

hello fellow 8th seeder

hoping to move up to 7th soon
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ScareChan
02/11/19 11:32:20 PM
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Boston has long been my team of the East but I am definitely rooting for your pistons and magic guys to get in!
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ScareChan
02/11/19 11:33:39 PM
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ExThaNemesis posted...
I love the Kings but the only opponent I want in round one is Utah.

For revenge.


I like to think I contrinuted to that >_>

I also saw a meme that I cant post on here because Im private and so was the page it was on but it was during the trade talks for AD and it was Magic Johnson saying "Fuck I'll give you Lonzo, Kuzma, Ingram, and shit I'll even give you the cure"

I lost my shit on that
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MZero11
02/11/19 11:39:27 PM
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Suns are just 20 games back of the 8th seed I think we have a shot
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TheRock1525
02/11/19 11:42:49 PM
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KANGZ ending their playoff drought is one of the best NBA storylines.
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SeabassDebeste
02/12/19 12:16:51 AM
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TheRock1525 posted...
KANGZ ending their playoff drought is one of the best NBA storylines.

wolves ended theirs last year and they're among the worst storylines of the nba this season, so idk
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