2018-19 NBA Season

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  1. Freethinker

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    Starters are in bold.

    (TW) means the player is signed to a two-way contract and can go between the NBA roster and team affiliated G-League squad.

    (INJ) injured and missing significant time.

    Atlanta Hawks: 3 Whites, 1 starter
    • Guards – Kevin Huerter
    • Forwards – none
    • Centers – Alex Len, Miles Plumlee
    *Chinese-American guard Jeremy Lin is the backup PG (Caste buster)

    Boston Celtics: 3 Whites, 1 starter
    • Guards – none
    • Forwards – Gordon Hayward, Daniel Theis
    • Centers – Aron Baynes

    Brooklyn Nets: 3 Whites, 1 starter
    • Guards – Joe Harris
    • Forwards - Džanan Musa, Rodions Kurucs
    • Centers – none

    Charlotte Hornets: 4 Whites, 1 starter
    • Guards – J.P. Macura (TW)
    • Forwards – Frank Kaminsky
    • Centers – Cody Zeller, Willy Hernangómez

    Chicago Bulls: 3 Whites, 2 starters
    • Guards – Ryan Arcidiacono
    • Forwards – Lauri Markkanen (INJ)
    • Centers - Ömer Aşık (INJ)
    * Aşık is a Turk but looks 100% European. Chicago also has Robin Lopez who is not fully White but some might be interested in following.

    Cleveland Cavaliers: 5 Whites, 2 starters
    • Guards – none
    • Forwards – Cedi Osman, Kevin Love (INJ), Kyle Korver, Sam Dekker
    • Centers – Ante Žižić
    *Osman is half Turk and half Bosniak but is very European looking

    Dallas Mavericks: 5 Whites, 1 starter
    • Guards – J.J. Barea, Ryan Broekhoff
    • Forwards – Luka Dončić, Maxi Kleber
    • Centers – Dirk Nowitzki
    *Barea is a Puerto Rican of the Euro variety.

    Denver Nuggets: 5 Whites, 2 starters
    • Guards – none
    • Forwards – Juan Hernangómez, Tyler Lydon
    • Centers - Nikola Jokić, Mason Plumlee, Thomas Welsh

    Detroit Pistons: 5 Whites, 0 starters
    • Guards – Luke Kennard (INJ), José Calderón
    • Forwards – Henry Ellenson, Jon Leuer
    • Centers – Zaza Pachulia

    Golden State Warriors: 1 White, 0 starters
    • Guards – none
    • Forwards – Jonas Jerebko
    • Centers – none

    Houston Rockets: 1 White, 0 starters
    • Guards – none
    • Forwards – Isaiah Hartenstein
    • Centers – none
    *Hartenstein’s father is a German mulatto but Isaiah looks as black as Elizabeth Warren looks Indian. The Rockets also have a Chinaman Zhou Qi.

    Indiana Pacers: 4 Whites, 1 starter
    • Guards – none
    • Forwards – Bojan Bogdanović, Doug McDermott, Domantas Sabonis, T.J. Leaf
    • Centers – none

    Los Angeles Clippers: 4 Whites, 2 starters
    • Guards – Miloš Teodosić
    • Forwards – Danilo Gallinari
    • Centers – Marcin Gortat, Boban Marjanović

    Los Angeles Lakers: 4 Whites, 0 starters
    • Guards – Svi Mykhailiuk, Alex Caruso (TW)
    • Forwards – none
    • Centers – Moritz Wagner, Ivica Zubac

    Memphis Grizzlies: 2 Whites, 2 starters
    • Guards – none
    • Forwards – Chandler Parsons (INJ)
    • Centers – Marc Gasol
    *Have Israeli forward Omri Casspi and Japanese forward Yuta Watanabe if that peaks your interest.

    Miami Heat: 3 Whites, 1 starter
    • Guards – Goran Dragić
    • Forwards – Kelly Olynyk, Duncan Robinson (TW)
    • Centers – none

    Minnesota Timberwolves: 1 Whites, 0 starters
    • Guards – none
    • Forwards - Dario Šarić
    • Centers – none
    Milwaukee Bucks: 4 Whites, 0 starters
    • Guards – Matthew Dellavedova, Donte DiVincenzo, Pat Connaughton
    • Forwards – Ersan Ilyasova
    • Centers – none
    *Ilyasova is born in Turkey of Crimean Tatar parents. Bucks also have Brook Lopez who some may consider White but I do not.

    New Orleans Pelicans: 1 White, 1 starter
    • Guards – none
    • Forwards – Nikola Mirotić
    • Centers – none

    New York Knicks: 4 Whites, 1 starter
    • Guards – Ron Baker
    • Forwards – Kristaps Porziņģis (INJ), Mario Hezonja
    • Centers – Luke Kornet
    *Enes Kanter is a Turk of the non-European variety but some may root for him.

    Oklahoma City Thunder: 1 White, 0 starters
    • Guards – Álex Abrines
    • Forwards –none
    • Centers – none
    *Center Steven Adams is a half Tongan Kiwi who some may want to support.

    Orlando Magic: 2 Whites, 1 starter
    • Guards – none
    • Forwards – none
    • Centers - Nikola Vučević, Timofey Mozgov
    *Starting SG Evan Fournier is some sort of North African / French mutt.

    Philadelphia 76ers: 3 Whites, 1 starter
    • Guards – J.J. Redick, T.J. McConnell
    • Forwards – Mike Muscala
    • Centers – none
    Phoenix Suns: 2 Whites, 0 starters
    • Guards – none
    • Forwards – Ryan Anderson, Dragan Bender
    • Centers – none

    Portland Trailblazers: 5 Whites, 2 starters
    • Guards – Nik Stauskas
    • Forwards – Jake Layman
    • Centers - Jusuf Nurkić, Zach Collins, Meyers Leonard

    San Antonio Spurs: 5 Whites, 1 starter
    • Guards – Marco Belinelli
    • Forwards - Dāvis Bertāns, Drew Eubanks (TW)
    • Centers – Pau Gasol, Jakob Pöltl

    Sacramento Kings: 3 Whites, 1 starter
    • Guards - Bogdan Bogdanović
    • Forwards – Nemanja Bjelica
    • Centers – Kosta Koufos

    Toronto Raptors: 1 White, 1 starter
    • Guards – none
    • Forwards – none
    • Centers - Jonas Valančiūnas

    Utah Jazz: 5 Whites, 2 starters
    • Guards - Ricky Rubio, Raul Neto, Grayson Allen
    • Forwards – Joe Ingles, Tyler Cavanaugh (TW)
    • Centers – none

    Washington Wizards: 2 Whites, 0 starters
    • Guards - Tomáš Satoranský
    • Forwards – Jason Smith
    • Centers – none

    Top teams to support: Cleveland Cavaliers / Utah Jazz / Portland Trailblazers (5/2), Los Angeles Clippers (4/2), Dallas Mavericks / Denver Nuggets / San Antonio Spurs (5/1)

    Top teams to disregard: Minnesota Timberwolves (0), Golden State Warriors / Houston Rockets / Oklahoma City Thunder (1 non-starter)
     
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  2. Deceptive Speed

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    I was starting to wonder if we would have one this year. Not all is lost we still have some big names this year in Jokic, Hayward, Gasol, Love, Porzingis, and all-star last season Dragic!

    Plenty of new white rookies to get excited about in Luka Doncic who is the favorite for rookie of the year. We have a big influx of white guard/swingmen this year in Allen, Divencenso, Huerter, Dzanan Musa
     
  3. Truthteller

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    One of the top rookies in Summer League was ex-Michigan swing-man Duncan Robinson. He signed a 2-way contract with the Miami Heat a couple weeks after going undrafted. Even the caste media in Miami was hyping him up in July.

    2-way contracts allow a Developmental League player to spend 45 days with an NBA team during the season....Hope is Robinson can impress so much that the Heat will tear up his 2-way deal and sign him to the 15 man roster.


    http://www.sun-sentinel.com/sports/miami-heat/fl-sp-miami-heat-duncan-robinson-s20180824-story.html
     
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  4. icsept

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    Jokic and Gallinari look great so far. Should be the leading scorers for the Nuggets and Clippers, respectively.
     
  5. icsept

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    Uber bust overall #1 pick Markelle Fulz named starter for the 76ers. JJ Redick will come off the bench. Obviously a ploy to boost Fulz’s fragile ego after his disastrous rookie campaign in which he developed a bizarre hitch in his shot. Look for Philly to take a major step backwards this year after last year’s breakout season. Veterans Belinelli and Ilyasova are gone. TJ McConnell will be relegated to the bench with Redick.

    “Trust the Process” is the most annoying, misunderstood slogan. “The process” consisted of the 76ers being the worst team in the league for several consecutive years and drafting several busts, but hitting on a couple of decent players. What a pathetic process. Anyway, I’ll be rooting against the 76ers until they restore McConnell and Redick in the starting lineup with Saric.
     
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  6. Bucky

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    Big fan of Redick since his Duke days. But he's an idiot if he didn't see the writing on the wall. Last season he stood up for Markelle when local reporter's were laughing at the bum air ball jumpers during 76ers open practice. Redick can be heard yelling

    "Leave him(Fultz) alone. He's just a kid!" Ya that kid has now taken your spot. Again big fan of JJ. But I like him 25% less.
     
  7. Bucky

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    Bucks surprisingly have some White guy's to cheer for. Notably Donte DiVencenzo and Pat Connaughton. Dellavadova, Tyler Zeller and Ilyasova. Unfortunately all will be bench players.
     
  8. Riggins44

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    Don't forget Lauri Markannen. He had an excellent rookie season. Also Vucevic and Saric.
     
  9. Shadowlight

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    Season just getting ready to tip off. The next two drafts could be the worst in history but that is the early call. Things change. Last year's draft was pretty good. I don't want to worry about that now. There are some good white high school players currently.

    Must say I am pleasantly surprised at the number of white players on the opening day rosters. And many moved around. Athletic Mario Hezonja is a Knick now. Who knew? I haven't been following all that closely but hopefully some of the white bench players start to emerge.

    And hopefully Gordon Hayward rebounds well from the cheap shot by LeBron James the media ignored last season. Note--Markannen will be out for a spell to start the season.

    Here is to a better season that last. Cheers.
     
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  10. Freethinker

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    *BUMP*

    I updated the 1st post with a full list of all the White players in the NBA by team, including starters. I'll try to keep this post updated whenever there is a trade or FA signing. Hopefully you guys find it a helpful guide.
     
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    Great work Free.

    I wanted to drag it down in case someone doesn't bother to look way up above.
     
  12. Don Wassall

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    So to begin the season, there are 23 White starters, a little over 15%. And looking at Freethinker's list, it appears that just four of the 23 are Americans, which means White Americans comprise 2.6% of NBA starters. Tragic. . .
     
  13. BeyondFedUp

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    Wow! The 80's Celtics had more White starters than that just all by themselves!! No wonder the NBA is dead to me...
     
  14. Freethinker

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    Great catch. Love, Hayward, Anderson and Zeller are the only American starters. Sad indeed.

    I’m sure the Caste System is funneling talented Whites out after HS, just like in football, but I think more than anything else it’s White Flight. The NBA has been 75-80% black for about 30 years now. Just like a city or town that hits that tipping point, why would Whites want to be involved? Out of all the White people I know, only a small few care at all about basketball.

    Back to the write-up for a second. When doing the work I noticed how many teams had a decent amount of our guys but there were so few starters. Running the numbers quick and assuming 15 players per team, Whites make up 21% of the league. Better than the starter amount but still low. Does anyone remember any tallies from past years? I feel like approximately 20% is par for the last decade or so.
     
  15. Freethinker

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    Joe Harris started tonight for the Nets but I’d chalk this one up to injury. Either way, that increases American starters to a whopping 5! Lol.
     
  16. Riggins44

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    So Dirk is no longer starting. Will this be his last season?
     
  17. CrazyFinn

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    F*** Redick and the SJW horse he’s been riding on. Here he is bashing President Trump as hard as he can:



    Here’s a guy who’s been loathed by DWFs everywhere practically his entire career simply for being a white player from Duke. Instead of becoming racially aware like his fellow alum Christian Laettner or the McCaffrey family, he has turned into a virtue signaling liberal cuck. And all it’s gotten him for this year is a demotion in the rotation, one less white starter in the NBA.
     
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    In fairness, the NBA has always been for the most part black dominated, but the difference between now and the ‘60s-80s is that you still had an appreciable number of HOF/All-star white American players as well. Then, starting in the late 80s/early 90s, as those players began to retire one by one, (Bird, McHale, Chambers, Majerle, Stockton, Mark Price, Chris Mullin, Jeff Hornacek some of the names I recall being a big fan as a young kid back then), there was no one coming up the college ranks to replace them. The pipeline had already begun to dry up. And were it not for the Euro infusion starting in the late 90s which continues thru today, the league would be over 90% black right now.

    It has only gotten worse over the years as the sport basically has turned coal black starting with the AAU ranks, and yes, more and more white parents just don’t want their kids following that path. I caught glimpses of a few games late summer of what appeared to be basketball’s version of LLWS, and both US boys and girls teams won, and each had one token white player, that’s it. If I’m a parent, unless my kid truly has otherworldly talent and destined for the NBA, I’m steering him towards baseball, hockey, or soccer. I wouldn’t want him as the lone paleface in a locker room full of hood rats.

    Unfortunately, we’ve had some recent white American players making the mistake (my opinion) of declaring early and while they were drafted in the first round (Mitch McGary, Sam Dekker, Luke Kennard), things aren’t looking very good. I hope Donte DiVincenzo can buck that trend.
     
  19. referendum

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    I believe total starters at 23 might be a new low, as the high 20's was normal for the last few years, but the total number of white players on rosters, now at 93, is on par for recent years.
     
  20. Don Wassall

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    There was one year, roughly a decade or so ago, when the NBA Draft was over 40% White, 44% comes to mind. It was mostly Euros drafted with a sprinkling of American White guys. And just like clockwork some black players began whining and the corporate media ran articles about how the league was trying to deliberately diminish the black presence. And lo and behold the next year the number of Whites drafted dropped back to the usual small number and has remained that way since.

    I was browsing through old threads in this forum but couldn't find a thread title on point but I know we discussed it at the time.
     
  21. Heretic

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    Doug McDermott could be the next "Larry Bird" if allowed to start and play full time, but I don't think he's ever going to get a fair chance to do that, barring injury to an upsider.
     
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    That is so disappointing. So Redick is the latest white celebrity to let those of us on the right down. Do these idiots not understand that when they open up their mouth to offer up their bull$hit political opinion, they will most likely alienate at least half of their fan base?
     
  23. BeyondFedUp

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    Redick has been a total Leftist for years. I lived right outside Orlando when he was with the Magic and he was a dirtbag to the core back then. This Trump bashing is as he said, part of his day, like eating breakfast for him. This guy's career needs to end.
     
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    Nikola Mirotic is off to a fine start, 30pts 10reb in opener. Following up with 21pts and 5reb tonight at half.
     
  25. Deceptive Speed

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    Plenty of whites stood in tonights games, here's some notable stat lines:

    D. Sabonis- 12 pts, 13 rebs
    D. McDermott- 14 pts, 2 assts
    N. Mirotic- 36 pts, 9 rebs (another crazy good game to start the season)
    E. Kanter- 29 pts, 10 rebs (A Turk that I support)
    K. Love- 25 pts, 19 rebs!! ( returning to his minnesota form)
    C. Osman- 22 pts, 8 assts
    G. Hayward- 14 pts, 7 rebs, 3 assts
    C. Parsons- 13 pts, 3 rebs (come-back player of the year candidate!)
    J. Ingles- 27 pts, 4 assts, 2 stls
    R. Rubio- 13 pts, 10 assts
    D. Galinari- 26 pts, 5 rebs
     
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