NBA 2019 Offseason |OT| Nobody beats the Wiz (ards of Washington DC)


Oct 25, 2017
Welp, what a bizarre season for the Jazz, started slow, ended well but on a soft schedule, then played scared the first 2 games of the Rockets series. At least Mitchell got some lumps he can use to motivate and work harder to improve for next year without spending half the summer nursing an injury like last year.

Jazz should consider having Ingles come off the bench in a Ginobli type role and start Royce. The man no doubt earned it after this season. I feel like Favors is most likely gone, and it is going to suck to have to play against him. Got to get a proper stretch 4 and a point guard that can shoot as well as playmake so Rubio is likely gone also unless they can't get an upgrade at that position. Off season should be fun especially since we have cap and pieces to move.


Oct 27, 2017
Seriously what’s going on with the Lakers? Kurt Rambis is gonna handle the interviews for the Head coach job... Jeannie buss already made him Asst. Coach


Nov 2, 2017
One of the more interesting subplots/revelations of the post-Magic Lakers is that Pelinka pretty clearly has a direct line to Woj. You have to wonder how much of what went on this year - and some of the media coverage of what went on - was part of a larger palace coup.


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Nov 2, 2017

Huge drops in two of the NBA’s three biggest television markets contributed to an overall 4 percent decline in the league’s local ratings this season.

The New York Knicks (down 38 percent on MSG) and Chicago Bulls (down 24 percent on NBC Sports Chicago) had two of the four biggest local TV ratings decreases this season. The Bulls’ 1.36 rating is the team’s lowest in 13 years.

Not surprisingly, the biggest ratings decline came in Cleveland where the departure of LeBron James from the Cavaliers caused Fox Sports Ohio ratings to drop 58 percent. Conversely, James’ new team, the Los Angeles Lakers, posted a 31 percent ratings increase on Spectrum SportsNet — the team’s highest since 2013.

Sports Business Journal analyzed regular-season ratings data for 28 U.S.-based NBA teams. Overall, 15 teams posted local ratings gains during the regular season, 12 saw decreases and one remained unchanged. Information for Memphis and Toronto was not available.

On a national level for the regular season, the NBA saw a drop in viewership as well, with James’ move out West, his subsequent injury and some decline in interest around the Golden State Warriors contributing to the drop. Game telecasts across ABC, ESPN, TNT and NBA TV in 2018-19 (1.2 million average viewers) were down 5 percent from last season, which was the best audience since the 2013-14 season. NBA games this season were still up 3 percent from two seasons ago. Individually, each network saw a drop for 2018-19.

The regular-season decline spilled into the first two weekends of the NBA playoffs. The audience for telecasts across TNT, ABC, ESPN and NBA TV — 2.66 million viewers — was the lowest figure since at least 2011, when NBA TV numbers were first publicly available. Playoff games were down 18 percent compared with the same point last season. The absence of James in the postseason affected the numbers, as did head-to-head competition with the Masters on the opening weekend of the playoffs.

The defending NBA champion Warriors had the league’s highest local rating, posting a 7.42 on NBC Sports Bay Area. Still, this year’s rating was down 11 percent, suggesting that “Warriors fatigue” could be affecting the team’s ratings. This marked the third consecutive season that the Warriors’ local ratings declined. The team has led the league in local ratings for each of those three seasons.

Nationally, TNT carried 12 regular-season Warriors games, averaging 1.9 million viewers, which was down 25 percent from last season (also 12 games) and down 28 percent from two seasons ago (10 games). But on ESPN, the 13 Warriors games (2.04 million viewers) were up 1 percent from a season ago, but down 6 percent from two seasons ago.

The biggest local ratings increase came in Dallas where the Mavericks saw an 88 percent jump on Fox Sports Southwest, fueled by the emerging stardom of Luka Doncic and the final season of future hall of famer Dirk Nowitzki.

The on-court success of the Nuggets drove a 74 percent ratings gain on Denver’s Altitude Sports, the second-highest increase.

The Milwaukee Bucks, (a 3.1 rating), Philadelphia 76ers (2.7) and Utah Jazz (6.6) each delivered their highest ratings dating to 2003.

The lowest ratings came in Brooklyn where the playoff-bound Nets drew a 0.46 rating on YES Network. The good news for the Nets is that despite the league-low numbers, regular-season ratings increased by 22 percent.


Oct 25, 2017
Taken from Reddit, Sam Vecenie (The Athletic) 3.0 Mock Draft. Athletic puts out some good work so if you want support them.

  • 1. New York Knicks — Zion Williamson
  • 2. Phoenix Suns — Ja Morant
  • 3. Cleveland Cavaliers — R.J. Barrett
  • 4. Chicago Bulls — Darius Garland
  • 5. Atlanta Hawks — Jarrett Culver
  • 6. Washington Wizards — De’Andre Hunter
  • 7. New Orleans Pelicans — Cameron Reddish
  • 8. Memphis Grizzlies — Coby White
  • 9. Atlanta Hawks (from DAL) — Sekou Doumbouya
  • 10. Minnesota Timberwolves — Brandon Clarke
  • 11. Los Angeles Lakers — Nassir Little
  • 12. Charlotte Hornets — Jaxson Hayes
  • 13. Miami Heat — Rui Hachimura
  • 14. Boston Celtics (from SAC) — PJ Washington
  • 15. Detroit Pistons — Tyler Herro
  • 16. Orlando Magic — Romeo Langford
  • 17. Brooklyn Nets — Goga Bitadze
  • 18. Indiana Pacers — Kevin Porter Jr.
  • 19. San Antonio Spurs — Nickeil Alexander-Walker
  • 20. Boston Celtics (from LAC) — Keldon Johnson
  • 21. Oklahoma City Thunder — Bol Bol
  • 22. Boston Celtics — Carsen Edwards
  • 23. Utah Jazz — Cameron Johnson
  • 24. Philadelphia 76ers — Ty Jerome
  • 25. Portland Trail Blazers — KZ Okpala
  • 26. Cleveland Cavaliers (from HOU) —Nic Claxton
  • 27. Brooklyn Nets (from DEN) — Grant Williams
  • 28. Golden State Warriors — Dylan Windler
  • 29. San Antonio Spurs (from TOR) — Bruno Fernando
  • 30. Milwaukee Bucks — Eric Paschall, Villanova
  • 31. Brooklyn Nets (from NYK) — Luguentz Dort
  • 32. Phoenix Suns — Talen Horton-Tucker
  • 33. Philadelphia 76ers (from CLE) — Zach Norvell Jr.
  • 34. Philadelphia 76ers (from CHI) — Daniel Gafford
  • 35. Atlanta Hawks — Matisse Thybulle
  • 36. Charlotte Hornets (from WAS) — Jalen McDaniels
  • 37. Dallas Mavericks — Luka Samanic
  • 38. Chicago Bulls (from MEM) — Admiral Schofield
  • 39. New Orleans Pelicans — Shamorie Ponds
  • 40. Sacramento Kings (from MIN) — Mfiondu Kabengele
  • 41. Atlanta Hawks (from LAL) — Chuma Okeke
  • 42. Philadelphia 76ers (from SAC) — Deividas Sirvydis
  • 43. Minnesota Timberwolves (from MIA) — Jontay Porter
  • 44. Atlanta Hawks (from MIN) — Marcos Louzada Silva
  • 45. Detroit Pistons — Louis King
  • 46. Orlando Magic (from BKN) — Jaylen Hoard
  • 47. Sacramento Kings (from ORL) — Darius Bazley
  • 48. Los Angeles Clippers — Miye Oni
  • 49. San Antonio Spurs — Yovel Zoosman
  • 50. Indiana Pacers — Ignas Brazdeikis
  • 51. Boston Celtics — DaQuan Jeffries
  • 52. Charlotte Hornets (from OKC) — Jaylen Nowell
  • 53. Utah Jazz — Jordan Poole
  • 54. Philadelphia 76ers — Kyle Guy
  • 55. New York Knicks (from HOU) — Dedric Lawson
  • 56. Los Angeles Clippers (from POR) — Justin Wright-Foreman
  • 57. New Orleans Pelicans (from DEN) — Charles Bassey
  • 58. Golden State Warriors — Justin Robinson
  • 59. Toronto Raptors — Quinndary Weatherspoon
  • 60. Sacramento Kings (from MIL) — Adam Mokoka
Tophat Jones Cameron Johnson would be a nice pick up. Can shoot the ball well.

Not sure about Heero to Detroit tho. I feel like our front office would rather get any of the wing players or combo guards following that pick (NAW, Keldon Johnson, Langford, KPJ, etc.)

2Bol will end up on Celtics.

Steve Winwood

Oct 31, 2017
What are the chances Philly lets go of Brett Brown if they get bounced Thursday?

A part of me thinks LA is waiting see how things shake out
Pretty high, imo. Whether he deserves it or not, Philly seems like a dysfunctional org right now, and someone's going to have to fall on the sword.

Between Brown, Brand, the analytics staff, and the leftover guys from the Colangelo tenure they seem to have an untenable number of fiefdoms under increasingly impatient/bad ownership. It's been said before, but replacing Hinkie with Colangelo really, really screwed this franchise. You could see this coming when they ran the fake GM search after BC left (we're trying for Morey! oh, shucks, he didn't want us? better hire a company man).


Official ERA expert on Third Party Football
Nov 2, 2017

Dallas Mavericks power forward Kristaps Porzingis was involved in a bloody altercation over the weekend at a club in his hometown of Liepaja, Latvia.

"It is our understanding that Kristaps was jumped and assaulted outside of a club in Latvia. We will provide an update when one is available," the team said in a statement.

A source told ESPN that the Mavericks' understanding was that several Russians attacked Porzingis, who fought back before the club security broke up the scuffle.

Video of the aftermath of the incident went viral, showing Porzingis with a bloody gash on his head and a torn shirt. The source said that Porzingis was hit with an object, believed to be a chair, but he did not suffer any significant injuries.

TMZ reported that the men who attacked Porzingis were upset that he left the New York Knicks, who traded him to the Mavericks on Jan. 31 due in part to the All-Star being disgruntled with the franchise.

The 7-foot-3 Porzingis spent all of last season rehabilitating from a torn ACL in his left knee suffered on Feb. 6, 2018. He practiced with the Mavericks late in the season, but Porzingis, his advisers and the team agreed on a plan to prioritize working on his body over playing last season, even after he was medically cleared.

Porzingis is entering restricted free agency, but the Mavs made the trade with the intention of signing him to a five-year maximum contract this summer.


Oct 25, 2017

Seems like this is really heating up now.

Also given the Celts uncertainty this offseason, this is huge.


Oct 26, 2017
Not sure if it was mentioned here but SAS basically admitted to nullifying a trade between the Sixers and Raptors back in the day that would have sent Larry Hughes to Toronto in exchange for Tracy McGrady.

This bufoon cost the Sixers a ring. They told him to hold off on the story but he printed it anyway.


Oct 25, 2017
My boy FreeZZa says hes got sources on the inside that Lonzo is gone

Lonzo is Free from Lebrons cursed fingers. He can finally be free