Official 2020-2021 NBA Thread

Vegito Blue -

Yeah I heard they wanted to start on Christmas Day or just before Christmas?

https://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/30107999/what-know-know-ahead-draft-free-agency-start-2020-21-nba-season

they have to give two months notice of a start date. so if they announced right now it would be Dec. 16th start date. Ralistically, it looks like anywhere from Jan - April. the owners have to sort out the CBA with a bunch of BLM crybaby millionaire faggots.

"First, the players' union and the league must come to an agreement on how to manage the expected drop in revenue from the pandemic. This will largely center on what the salary cap looks like, perhaps for the next two seasons.

The most likely outcome right now is an agreement that keeps the salary cap artificially inflated, most likely at the same level it was during the 2019-20 season ($109 million per team). This would mitigate a bear market in free agency and prevent teams from facing huge unexpected luxury tax payments that would come with a steep cap drop.

To make sure the owners and players maintain the roughly 50-50 split of revenue as their current deal calls for, players probably will have to agree to give up a percentage of their paychecks throughout the season to help balance those books. Just how large a cut and just how to manage getting to that even split is going to be a central part of the talks.

Teams must also agree how to share money among themselves. Revenue sharing has been turned upside down with regulations in different states potentially altering the normal course of business.

For example, the state of Florida has lifted all COVID-19-related restrictions. That means the Orlando Magic and Miami Heat -- two teams typically lower on the revenue-generating scale -- could legally fill their arenas, while normally high-earning teams such as the Golden State Warriors and Los Angeles Lakers might not be allowed to have any fans in attendance, due to California's ongoing restrictions."

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I think they should shoot for mid Jan and a mid 60 game season, ending finals in July.

EKPOGI -
Vegito Blue -

https://twitter.com/thehoopcentral/status/1316805331276554241?s=21

Chris Paul and Rondo in the same locker room?

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As well as taking on his massive contract, from another article:

Bleacher Report says that the Lakers would also have to send out Kyle Kuzma, Danny Green, Quinn Cook, Avery Bradley and JaVale McGee, as well as its pick No.28, to make a deal for Paul happen.

...:Way worth it imo. They get to keep KCP, Rondo and Caruso - the three role players who contributed in the playoffs.

(and Dwight Howard is probably gone for a bigger  contract and starting position somewhere else.)

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https://twitter.com/thehoopcentral/status/1317256562965061633?s=21

Vegito Blue -

https://twitter.com/thehoopcentral/status/1317256562965061633?s=21

Melo should sign with the Pistons

RJJH -
Vegito Blue -

https://twitter.com/shamscharania/status/1316808371421491201?s=21

with so many assistants etc wanting a shot at coaching, how the hell does Ty Lue still find work in this league?

He has a ring and that counts for a lot, just ask Doc Rivers.

SteelyRes211 -
RJJH -
Vegito Blue -

https://twitter.com/shamscharania/status/1316808371421491201?s=21

with so many assistants etc wanting a shot at coaching, how the hell does Ty Lue still find work in this league?

He has a ring and that counts for a lot, just ask Doc Rivers.

Why is Ty Lue bad? .... or is it a case of being perceived as Lebron’s boy so people don’t like him?

FingerorMoon -
SteelyRes211 -
RJJH -
Vegito Blue -

https://twitter.com/shamscharania/status/1316808371421491201?s=21

with so many assistants etc wanting a shot at coaching, how the hell does Ty Lue still find work in this league?

He has a ring and that counts for a lot, just ask Doc Rivers.

Why is Ty Lue bad? .... or is it a case of being perceived as Lebron’s boy so people don’t like him?

its not so much Lue is bad as much as out of all the people available thats who they chose to go with?!

his record is greatly inflated due to having Lebron & Kyrie in a weaker eastern conference.

look at guy like Nick Nurse as an example. forward thinking coach, one of the best in the league with plenty of upside and he wouldnt even have gotten a look with the "big teams". its comical.

I already know this clippers team will never win a championship.

https://twitter.com/thenbacentral/status/1317664562104193026?s=21

RJJH -
FingerorMoon -
SteelyRes211 -
RJJH -
Vegito Blue -

https://twitter.com/shamscharania/status/1316808371421491201?s=21

with so many assistants etc wanting a shot at coaching, how the hell does Ty Lue still find work in this league?

He has a ring and that counts for a lot, just ask Doc Rivers.

Why is Ty Lue bad? .... or is it a case of being perceived as Lebron’s boy so people don’t like him?

its not so much Lue is bad as much as out of all the people available thats who they chose to go with?!

his record is greatly inflated due to having Lebron & Kyrie in a weaker eastern conference.

look at guy like Nick Nurse as an example. forward thinking coach, one of the best in the league with plenty of upside and he wouldnt even have gotten a look with the "big teams". its comical.

I already know this clippers team will never win a championship.

Good thoughts.

Never forget 

https://twitter.com/thenbacentral/status/1317951516238618627?s=21

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FingerorMoon -
Vegito Blue -

https://twitter.com/chrisbhaynes/status/1316926406870339584?s=21

Would love to see him coach.

Yeah I have a feeling he'd make a great coach. He never came across as someone with a massive ego like Kidd or Mark Jackson. 

RJJH - 
Vegito Blue -

https://twitter.com/shamscharania/status/1316808371421491201?s=21

with so many assistants etc wanting a shot at coaching, how the hell does Ty Lue still find work in this league?

Because a guy with a championship under his belt and a career winning percentage over 0.600 will always be a ‘safe’ choice for a GM who doesn’t have the stones to give an untested assistant a shot at coaching.

Even if that guy is as unimpressive as Ty Lue.

I like how the Lakers are thinking this post-season.

As noted earlier in this thread, they are already in the running for CP3, and here they are being linked to Derrick Rose.

I think Rondo’s playoff performance opened their eyes to how important it is to have a strong PG off the bench who can also play with Lebron and give him an opportunity to play off the ball. Both of those guys would be great in that role.

It also shows that the Lakers don’t have much faith in Rondo being able to maintain that level of play. Neither do I. I think we just witnessed his last hurrah and it’s all downhill from here.

Go Spurs go! Race for seis! 

https://twitter.com/_andrew_lopez/status/1318979586743521280?s=21

FingerorMoon - 

/\ great info thanks

I think they should shoot for mid Jan and a mid 60 game season, ending finals in July.

Looks like they are shooting for a mid-Jan start and there is the added wrinkle of the Tokyo Olympics currently scheduled for end of July and into August. Its going to make fielding a professional team slightly tricky.

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Cause these 2 players haven’t been compared enough

https://twitter.com/bleacherreport/status/1319710996248862720?s=21