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28 minutes ago, Deleterious said:

China isn't happy.  This is no longer just a Rockets issue.

 

LOL - China is now making exactly the same kinds of mistakes the US has always made. The worst thing you can ever do is force the other side to take sides - to demand the other side take your side, because blood is always thicker than water. *Any* country when it feels pushed will reject the pressure from another. In the end all the Chinese junta will get from this is their own people unhappy they can't watch basketball.

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Can't Rodman catch a puddle jumper from one of his overnighters in North Korea to smooth things over in China?

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15 minutes ago, Deleterious said:

I have made some pretty derogatory remarks about Hooper.  Maybe The Pistons should have FSD ban games in my home.

Quite frankly, I think Hooper is better than Sir Slam A Lot.  But the bar is pretty low in either case.

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Last week South Park aired an episode that made fun of China.  It ended up getting them censored/banned in China.  They handled their apology a little different.

 

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Pistons Owner On Possible Andre Drummond Extension: 'We Know How Dedicated We Are To Each Other'

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"We know how dedicated we are to each other. I've said it many times: He's very underrated in a lot of ways for what he does, and culturally he's been so good for this team, just in terms of his attitude, and just watching him really grow up. I met him when he was 18," said Gores.

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Sad to hear Detlef Schrempf has developed a severe drinking problem.

LA Lakers’ Anthony Davis could be the MVP this season: NBA Legend Detlef Schrempf

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GQ: Can you had to predict three things from the upcoming season, including the champions?

Schrempf: NBA Basketball is going to be really exciting (laughs). Okay this is really difficult. I’m going to go wild and say it is going to be Detroit in the finals from the East. How about that? Western Conference finals is going to be between Portland Trailblazers and LA Clippers. And the MVP is going to be Anthony Davis.

 

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Sam Vecenie at The Athletic has started a project to rank all of the leagues prospects.  He them compiles a team ranking based on the individual prospects.

He started at #30 and is now at #24, which is Detroit.  The teams before Detroit is pretty scary.  Houston, Golden State, Milwaukee, Washington, LAL, and LAC.

Basically one terrible organization and 5 that have totally sold all of their young talent to chase a title.  A team as bad as Detroit shouldn't be anywhere near these teams.

His criteria for a prospect is basically anyone still on their rookie deal or only has 2-3 years in the league and has not yet established himself.  He has also included draft and stash players, basically guys drafted but still in Europe or other foreign markets.

He ranks 12 Pistons prospects.  That includes G-League guys on 2 way contracts and Exhibit 10 contracts.  E10 contracts are basically training camp contracts that if you cut the player, you can assign him to your G-League team.

1. Frenchie

2. Luke

3. Brown

4. Maker

5. Thomas

6. Deividas Sirvydis

7. Jordan Bone

8. Svi

9. Louis King

10. Donta Hall

11. Bennie Boatwright

12. Todd Withers

Pretty good article and he does break down each player.  Here are two (of 10) paragraphs he wrote about Sekou.

2019 NBA Rookie Scale Rankings: No. 24 Detroit Pistons

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Everything is on display here. Doumbouya is terrific out in transition and possesses terrific fluidity and flexibility for a player his age, at 6-foot-9 with an 8-foot-11 standing reach. He can also use that athleticism and length to finish above the rim with ease, both out on the break and in traffic. He can also attack closeouts in spot-up situations, and use his length extension to finish around the basket. He’s a smart cutter who knows where to find the soft spot in the defense.

But the question marks are on display there, too. He can get a little loose handling the ball, and will really need to tighten that up over the next couple of years to reach his ceiling. He shoots something of a moon ball, which can occasionally lead to him having an inconsistent release point. He’s done a lot of work on his jumper over the last two years to where it’s something of a weapon, but he did only hit 31.5 percent from 3 last year for a reason. Defensively, he wants to make plays out there, and his athleticism should make him switchable in the years to come. But positionally, he’s still figuring out where he needs to be.

 

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i'd like to thank daryl morey's dumb *** for exposing the nba, apple, nike, disney, blizzard and all the rest of the woke corporation brigade for being the craven cowards they actually are.

also, how pissed is the nba at daryl morey?

has anyone heard if steve kerr has had the time to ask about chinese history and culture yet?  is greg popovich ready to speak on china or is he still busy praising adam silver for his brave tweets on the police?

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26 minutes ago, Deleterious said:

 

At some point the light goes on in Xi Jinping's head that inside China the NBA is probably way more popular than *he* is.

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I think it's more likely the world started to take notice of the HK protests.  Up until now the international community has mostly ignored them.

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the kid with the high school diploma tells the guy with an mba from mit that he's "misinformed."  well, if lebron knows one thing, its money.

its easy to fight for justice when there are no consequences to you.

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6 hours ago, Buddha said:

the kid with the high school diploma tells the guy with an mba from mit that he's "misinformed."  well, if lebron knows one thing, its money.

its easy to fight for justice when there are no consequences to you.

Well, I don't necessarily agree that diplomas are the end all be all as to who is smarter than who.

But its pretty obvious what the NBA has valued during this entire saga.

The players ***** and moan about being told to shut up and play basketball, but that's just what they want to do.  And they should be called out on it.

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