2019-2020 NBA Season

Discussion in 'NBA' started by white lightning, Oct 9, 2019.

  1. white lightning

    white lightning Hall of Famer Staff Member

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    The Nba Preseason has been going for a few days now. I caught a little of the new look Phoenix Suns tonight in their win. We had 4 guys playing quality minutes. Jerome had 12 pts, Kaminsky 14 pts, Rubio 11 pts & 5 assists, Saric 4 pts. Not sure what the opening starting lineup will be like but all of these guys will either be starters or key stars on the team in my opinion. Rubio, and Saric or Jerome should start. Maybe all 3 with some luck.

    Saw highlites of the Miami Heat Game and even though Tyler Herro came off the bench he still lit it up and
    was the Heats leading scorer with 18 pts. They also have Dragic and Miles Leonard now. So this team could be very fun to watch. Herro is gonna be a huge star. He just has the swagger, confidence and ability to score inside or outside at will whenever he wants. Should be an all star in the near future.

    Dallas opened up but they rested Porzingis and Doncic. Klieber had a nice game. Dallas is the team to watch above all of the teams with 2 superstars from Europe than can lead them to the playoffs!

    Many other teams to keep an eye on. Should be a fun year.
     
  2. Johnny Tightlips

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    I'd love to know what went on in NBA ownership that caused the NBA to become much whiter in this decade. I suppose it is the NBA's prerogative to become the "global" sport. The influx of Euros is great but I would love to see more American whites getting a shot
     
  3. Don Wassall

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    What is your evidence that the NBA has become "much Whiter"?
     
  4. Johnny Tightlips

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    Europeans are now more than a quarter than the league. Just A decade ago, the NBA was close to 90% African American
     
  5. DWF Upside

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    Europeans Especially in basketball doesn't really mean anything. France and Germany send alot of players over but they are rarely white. Eastern Europeans and most Spaniards are the only majority white players coming over.

    Nurcic
    Jokic
    Doncic
    Bogdanovic’s
    A few more ic’s riding the pine as well.

    I like the Mavs with Doncic and Porzingis plus a few bench players. The Bulls have Maurkkinen and Sataransky. The Suns, Heat, Grizzlies, Cav’s, Nuggets, and Pacers play 2 or more whites as well.

    The NBA does a great job of spreading one white player to almost every team. Making sure to not accumulate more than a couple whites per team. The exception to this rule is seen at the trade deadline where they may get 5 or 6 white bench players sent from a playoff team to a really crappy team.

    Sour Grapes aside there are quite a few white star-ish players in the NBA despite drafting fewer and fewer white players.
     
  6. Don Wassall

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    Over the past 30 years the percentage of White players has ranged from a low of 16.7% in 2011 to a high of 28% in 1991. The percentage of black players has ranged from a low of 72% in '91 to a high of 82% in '95.

    I was a little surprised there was even that much deviation. The Caste System is nothing if not predictable, both in the NBA and the NFL. The racial percentages in the NBA are still basically the same as they were 30 years ago, which defies the laws of probability not to mention common sense. But that's how the Caste System works and that's why we call it the Caste System in American sports. The increase in Euro players has resulted in fewer White Americans; it has not affected the black dominance of the league at all. The Caste System in the NBA is as strong as it ever was, stronger really when you consider how few White Americans there are now.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Race_and_ethnicity_in_the_NBA
     
  7. Old Scratch

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    Herro is definitely the steal of the draft, taken at 13th
     
  8. white lightning

    white lightning Hall of Famer Staff Member

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    Grayson Allen is now on the Memphis Grizzlies. On his birthday a couple of days ago he scored 18 pts off the bench. The guy should be starting. The Utah Jazz
    screwed him over and I'm hoping Memphis gives him a fair chance. He had a huge poster dunk in this game over a guy. The kid can jump out of the gym, also
    pass & shoot just as good. Allen can also play solid defense yet with his lack of a tan they don't want to play him. Hell last year he went for around 40 in one of the
    few game the Jazz played him Start this kid and let him become the star he was meant to be.
     
  9. white lightning

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    Dallas looked great crushing the OKC Thunder last night. All 3 guys we like had double figure scoing for the Mavs and they took them out early because they were up by around 30 points. Lol. On OKC Gallanari had 16 pts. I've always enjoyed watching him play.

    For the Heat it was the Tyler Hero show again. He had 23 pts and Dracic and other guys looked good too. Miami will be another fun team to watch this season.

    The Suns were lead by a strong game from Frank Kaminsky. Glad to see him playing so well along with some of the other guys like Saric, Jerome, Baynes and Rubio. Five guys
    on this Suns Team should see good minutes or at least I hope so.
     

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