Widgets Magazine
Page 4 of 24 FirstFirst 123456789 ... LastLast
Results 76 to 100 of 587
  1. #76

    Default Re: National Basketball Association

    Quote Originally Posted by Laramie View Post
    I generally like the idea, but why even use the conferences for playoff seeding? What about just seeding 1-16 irregardless of conference?

  2. #77

    Default Re: National Basketball Association

    Quote Originally Posted by dankrutka View Post
    I generally like the idea, but why even use the conferences for playoff seeding? What about just seeding 1-16 irregardless of conference?
    Unless they got rid of divisions too, then you may have to skip a few numbers to begin with.

  3. #78

    Default Re: National Basketball Association

    I'd be ok with keeping the division format, letting the division winner in the playoffs (so 6 of 16), then bringing in the remaining 10 teams by record. I would not give the division winners home court unless their records warrant it though.

  4. #79

    Default Re: National Basketball Association

    The problem is when you realign, you never know how teams are going to be in the future. Once Timmy, Manu, Parker and Pop retire, the Spurs could be terrible. The Rockets could go no where but the first round of the playoffs with Harden and Howard and that is it. Rose is injury prone and could do that for the rest of his career. God forbid KD goes to Washington and Russ to LA and we are in the non-playoff teams again. Detroit could end up getting some great picks and build a good team. The point is, the only reason to realign is based on geography.

    Division 1: Clips, Lakers, Sacramento, Portland and Golden State
    Division 2: OKC, Dallas, Utah, Phoenix and Denver
    Division 3: SA, Houston, Memphis, Atlanta and New Orleans
    Division 4: Miami, Orlando, Charlotte, Washington and Philly
    Division 5: NYC, Brookyn, Toronto, Boston and Cleveland
    Division 6: Detroit, Indy, Chicago, Bucks and Minnesota

  5. #80

    Default Re: National Basketball Association


  6. #81

    Default Re: National Basketball Association

    I agree, the conferences are useless. They are hardly geographically separated these days. And with modern era money and travel, it is not difficult to jump back and forth during playoffs.

    Something needs to be done, though. The West is ten times more competitive than the East. Right now, the East's leader would be the 6th seed in the West. It is a joke over there.

  7. #82

    Default Re: National Basketball Association

    Quote Originally Posted by dankrutka View Post
    Switch the Wizards and Hornets, otherwise that Southeast conference looks awfully suspect.

  8. #83

    Default Re: National Basketball Association

    The Big West would be one tough region:

    Arizona:
    Phoenix Suns

    Colorado:
    Denver Nuggets

    Oklahoma:
    Oklahoma City Thunder

    Texas:
    Dallas Mavericks
    Houston Rockets
    San Antonio Spurs


    Like this plan; however, would you continue with the NBA All Star Classic?

    NBA All Star Classic

    East: Atlantic, Southeast, Divide the Lakes Region (Detroit, Cleveland, Indiana)

    vs.

    West: Divide the Lakes Region (Chicago, Milwaukee Minnesota), Big West, Pacific.

  9. #84

    Default Re: National Basketball Association

    Quote Originally Posted by Anonymous. View Post
    Something needs to be done, though. The West is ten times more competitive than the East. Right now, the East's leader would be the 6th seed in the West. It is a joke over there.
    That said, there is one thing that any team can do to improve their lot: get good.

  10. #85

    Default Re: National Basketball Association

    2015 NBA All Star Ballot by Sprint:


    NBA All-Star Balloting 2015 presented by Sprint begins | NBA.com

    Register & vote, if you participated in the ballot last season, your e-mail & pass word should work...

  11. #86

    Default Re: National Basketball Association

    WITWI: What's wrong with this?


    The Thunder vs. Minnesota T-Wolves game in Minneapolis was one of the worst officiated.
    Members of that officiating crew should have been disciplined.

  12. #87

    Default Re: National Basketball Association

    As you watch this guy develop, it looks as though he's on the verge of becoming a great inside post player. One observation you can't ignore about Steven Adams:

    This guy is tough as steel.



    He's been punched, pushed, kicked, grabbed, shoved, clawed & scratched; no matter what they try to do to him: it's like a mosquito pushing a train--it didn't mean a thing.

    Steven Adams (15 points @ Spurs) is developing his inside post game; it has helped complement Serge Ibaka outside shots from the 3-point line.

    When K.D. returns...

    WATCHOUT THUNDER!

  13. Default Re: National Basketball Association

    He also put Tim Duncan on a poster.


  14. Default Re: National Basketball Association

    plus a nice, non-called foul.

    Adams is my fav OKC big, he just needs to work on his free-throws and develop a reliable post move (I can see he is working on this, though. woo-hoo).
    Oklahoma City, the RENAISSANCE CITY!

  15. #90

    Default Re: National Basketball Association

    Milwaukee Bucks' new arena would cost an estimated $450-$500 million, it would be funded by:

    1. $220 million in bonds that would be funded by projected growth from NBA players income taxes.
    2. New owners bought the team last April and have promised to contribute $150 million toward the new arena.
    3. Ex-U.S. Sen. Herb Kohl (former owner) has promised $100 million of his own money to help replace the BMO Harris Bradley Center.
    4. The revenue collected in the enumerated items 1-3 would result in the arena being paid off in 2046.

    Plan to help fund Milwaukee Bucks' new arena proposed by Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker - ESPN

    2046? That's 30 years if the arena breaks ground in 2015-16.

    Oklahoma City is blessed to have the Metropolitan Area Projects (MAPS) support from our citizens.

  16. #91

    Default Re: National Basketball Association

    Adam Silver says the NBA has 'to make a change' to its playoff format

    NBA commissioner Adam Silver has picked a good season to go on record about restructuring the NBA’s playoff bracket...
    http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nba-ba...232835099.html

  17. #92

    Default Re: National Basketball Association

    Every important NBA trade rumor in one place. Deadline: 3 pm today.

    Keep up with the madness of the NBA trade deadline right here.

    Every important NBA trade rumor in one place - SBNation.com

  18. #93

    Default Re: National Basketball Association

    ^ I believe that deadline time is 2:00 pm today local time.

  19. #94

    Default Re: National Basketball Association

    Thunder trade talk trending for Brook Lopez:

    Could involve Jackson, Perkins & Smith...

    Brooklyn Nets, Oklahoma City Thunder working on trade involving Brook Lopez, Reggie Jackson - ESPN

  20. #95

    Default Re: National Basketball Association

    Checking out the sports page for the NY Daily News, there are two articles discussing the Nets making personnel moves. Neither article mentions Lopez. One article mentions moving Joe Johnson and the other brings up the possibility of Garnett going back to Minnesota.

  21. #96

    Default Re: National Basketball Association

    Quote Originally Posted by Laramie View Post
    Thunder trade talk trending for Brook Lopez:

    Could involve Jackson, Perkins & Smith...

    Brooklyn Nets, Oklahoma City Thunder working on trade involving Brook Lopez, Reggie Jackson - ESPN
    From your cited article: " One[issue] would be the Nets getting an assurance that Jackson would be interested in signing an extension when he becomes a restricted free agent this summer." Based on prior stories of Reggie wanting to play for a contending team, this seems like a wide gap to overcome. Other moves by the Nets could make the contender issue even wider.

  22. #97

    Default Re: National Basketball Association

    .
    Meet the new members of the Oklahoma City Thunder:


    Enes Kanter, Center - 6' 11", 245 lbs - Age 22 13.8 PPG, 7.8 RPG, .


    D.J. Augustin, Point Guard - 6' 0", 183 lbs - Age 27 10.6 PPG, 1.7 RPG, 1.9 APG .


    Kyle Singler, Small Forward - 6' 8", 228 lbs - Age 26 7.1 PPG, 2.6 RPG, 1.2 APG.


    Steve Novak, Small Forward - 6' 10", 225 - Age 31 2.2 PPG, 0.7 RPG.

  23. #98

    Default Re: National Basketball Association

    Oklahoma City Thunder took a dump...



    Now, if you’re going to task me with figuring out which of these moves was the best for the team, it won’t take very long at all. The best thing the Thunder did yesterday was send Jackson packing. It’s not even up for debate.

    Now, the Thunder can move forward with a locker room full of players seemingly relieved by the front office’s latest trades. They no longer have to worry about one player putting his needs and demands above the team’s goals. They realize how much damage they could do even as an eighth seed in the postseason, and now they can focus on this and this alone.
    Dumping Reggie Jackson was Oklahoma City Thunder?s Best Trade Deadline Move | RantSports

  24. #99

    Default Re: National Basketball Association

    Quote Originally Posted by Laramie View Post
    Dumping Jackson was a great move. Watching and listening to national NBA media, it's pretty clear most think like the guy you linked to - Oklahoma City had the best day in the Trade Deadline. Once in the playoffs, we'll look back on this as a pivotal day.

  25. #100

    Default Re: National Basketball Association

    A farewell message to Reggie Jackson:

    "If you work for a man, in heaven's name work for him. If he pays you wages which supply you bread and butter, work for him; speak well of him; stand by him, and stand by the institution he represents. If put to a pinch, an ounce of loyalty is worth a pound of cleverness. If you must vilify, condemn, and eternally disparage, resign your position, and when you are outside, damn to your heart's content, but as long as you are part of the institution do not condemn it. If you do that, you are loosening the tendrils that are holding you to the institution, and at the first high wind that comes along, you will be uprooted and blown away, and will probably never know the reason why."--Elbert Hubbard
    Good luck Reggie Jackson with your new assignment in Detroit...

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 07-19-2011, 11:05 AM
  2. Word Association
    By MadMonk in forum Current Events & Open Topic
    Replies: 667
    Last Post: 08-25-2005, 09:45 AM
  3. Oklahoma Dodgeball Association
    By DaDeucesWild in forum General Civic Issues
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 02-19-2005, 12:55 AM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Single Sign On provided by vBSSO