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      We’re still doing this?  Absolutely!  Despite all the compelling reasons to just let everyone go home and enjoy and extended offseason, this is not an option.  The games must be played, and therefore we the long-suffering fans will feel compelled to watch.  Even games no reasonable football fan would choose to watch like, for example, today’s Redskins Jets game.   

      Today’s convergence of sadness features the 30th ranked scoring offense (Jets 14.4 ppg) versus the 32nd (Redskins 12.0 ppg).  The first team to 15 wins!  With no playoff aspirations the compelling story lines for this game are largely limited to watching young players (hopefully) develop.  Dwayne Haskins gets his first home start and Derrius Guice is back from injury.   
       
      My, reasonable, goals for today’s game:  
      1- Score a touchdown 
      2- Score more than 17 points.   
      3- Haskins throws for 200 yards or more with no interceptions  
      4- Guice runs the ball at least 10 times and finishes at 3.5 yards per carry and healthy.  
       
      Hoping for a win at this point feels like setting myself up for disappointment, so I’m happy to settle for an entertaining loss.  
       
      Special thanks to @pez for some excellent Guinness beef stew.  If you absolutely have to stand in a frozen parking lot at 9am, the best place to do it is at the Extremeskins Tailgate with Pez and @Huly.  Great fans, great people. 
       
      The Redskins have declared for the following players as inactive: 
      Paul Richardson  
      Colt McCoy 
      Deshazor Everett 
      Chris Thompson  
      Ross Pierschbacher 
      Vernon Davis  
      Tim Settle  
       
      The Jets declared the following players as inactive  
      Nate Hairston  
      Darryl Roberts  
      Paul Worrilow 
      Matthias Farley  
      CJ Mosley  
      Jordan Willis  
      Leo Koloamatangi 
       
      1st Quarter - Redskins 0 - 6 Jets
      If you wanted to sit in the cold and watch a football game with some Jets fans at FedEx, but were worried that there were not enough seats available, I have good news.  There’s plenty of space available, so come on down and prove you’re a real fan by sitting though this in person.
       
      Jets dominated the 1st quarter even though they only scored 6 points.  The reason being that Washington managed only 13 yards of offense and a single first down.  
       
      Question: Is it still a check down pass if the QB never looks at anyone else?
       
      2nd Quarter - Redskins 3 - 20 Jets
      The Jets have achieved an insurmountable 13 point lead early in the 2nd quarter.  All hope is lost.

      Is there a more perfect example of the Redskins offense than their first scoring drive in the 2nd quarter?  Interception gives the Redskins the ball on the Jets 16 yard line.  They proceed to march 10 yards backwards before kicking a field goal from the Jets 26.  It's perfect.  Two or three more field goals we can call it a day. 

      The Jets score again and if feels like they are are just piling on at this point.  Three touchdowns in the first half for them, just three points for the redskins.  Our streak of no touchdowns has now extended to 15 quarters. 
       
      3rd Quarter - Redskins 3 - 20 Jets
      There is a spider slowly descending from the ceiling in the press box and it's the most interesting thing that's happened during the third quarter of this game. 
       
      I have decided to allow the spider to live, provided it does not touch me.  I'm off to get some more caffeine. 

      4th Quarter - Redskins 17 - 34 Jets
      The first wave of Redskins fans, the few that are here, started streaming towards the exits after that 4th Jets touchdown.  As if the Jets didn't have this game wrapped up in the 2nd quarter. 
       
      Jet have now more than doubled their average points per game and have matched their season high of 34 points (and they missed two field goals in this game). 
       
      TOUCHDOWN REDSKINS!  THE DROUGHT IT OVER!  Guice took a short pass from Haskins  all the way to the house.  2 point conversion is successful on a pass from Haskins to Quinn. 
       
      The Redskins score another touchdown!  This feels like an embarrassment of riches, even if we are still certain to lose this game. 
       
      End of Game.
       
      Let's review those reasonable goals I mentioned earlier:
       
      1- Success.
      2- Close enough, I'm counting it
      3- Haskins did throw for over 200, but unfortunately did have an interception. 
      4- Guice was not given the opportunity to run the ball ten times today.  He did however score on a 45 yard TD pass and finish the game healthy.  I'll take it.
       
      Even though the Redskins lost, it was good to see the offense show some faint signs of life and end the streak of games without a TD.  The team looked competitive for much of the second half, and perhaps they could have made this a fun game if they carried that same energy throughout.  It was good to see Guice and Mclaurin show out today.  I think both of them have a future with this team that I look forward to seeing. 

       
       

       
       
       
       
       
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***2019-2020 NBA Season Thread***

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29 minutes ago, Mr. Sinister said:

Would probably start with Bam and Winslow. 

 

I wonder if that would be enough to get OKC to pull the trigger though.  Plus I think you'd have to add almost 20 million more in salary.

 

That'd be a tremendously favorable deal for Miami.  It would vault you guys into the upper echelon of the East.

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13 minutes ago, stevemcqueen1 said:

 

I wonder if that would be enough to get OKC to pull the trigger though.  Plus I think you'd have to add almost 20 million more in salary.

 

That'd be a tremendously favorable deal for Miami.  It would vault you guys into the upper echelon of the East.

 

Oh im sure we'll throw in some 2032 picks and someones firstborn to sweeten the deal. But it probably doesnt even begin without them. Probably Herro as well.

2 minutes ago, TryTheBeal! said:

Brick to the Heat?!?

 

I shall sharpen my knives...

 

They should already be sharp from stabbing Uncle Sam in the back, Commie.

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I'm rooting for the kid.

 

he's not completely devoid of skill, but you can tell his movement isn't NBA level. Even got some weight to his frame, but i think he'll still get pushed out of position too often to be playable in the nba right now. He'll be a nice g-league attraction though

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He is slow as Hell and that free throw shot is a mess.  He's a sideshow but watching people try and play ball denial or move him out of deep position is fun.

Jaxson Hayes had 28 points on 15 shots.  Could have had several more if he was a better FT shooter.  That kid is unbelievably explosive.  If he can do a better job on the glass, then he could be special.  That frontcourt is going to be amazing.  They have a chance to be a dominant team on Zion's rookie deal.

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My Lakers considering starting James at PG what the hell he ain't no guard

 

Why don't you just start Rondo.

Rondo
Kuzma
James
Cousins
Davis

Don't over think it.

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Might want to think it through more than that.  That line up has a power forward playing 2 guard, a center playing power forward, and a power forward playing center.

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19 hours ago, stevemcqueen1 said:

He is slow as Hell and that free throw shot is a mess.  He's a sideshow but watching people try and play ball denial or move him out of deep position is fun.

 

He needs to shoot FT underhanded.  

 

I think if he does that he's got a future in the NBA for at least a few years.  Right now, he seems to run the floor pretty well and has a pretty good touch around the basket.  He's going to affect shots, get rebounds and be fouled

 

If he shoots FT underhand, I think he can quickly become a 70+% FT shooters.  The key is he's going to get fouled so he needs to make FT.

 

With everything else, I think he can get a few years in as 10+ minute player.  I'd say even longer, but I suspect his body is going to break down relatively quickly.

 

I'm curious as to how flexible he is.

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This Pelicans draft class looks like an incredible one.  It fell through the cracks due to the big offseasons the Lakers and Clippers and Nets had, but Memphis and New Orleans had franchise-altering offseasons.  They are future power teams if they can keep these young guys healthy and together.

 

Minnesota has a sneaky good foundation for future success too.  They should trade for Westbrook.  I like him paired with a big man like Towns rather than trading possessions with an on ball wing like Butler.

 

Phoenix is just a bad organization.  Nobody has done less with more than them.  Not even Charlotte.

 

Sacramento's upside isn't as high as it seems.  I don't think they'll make a Denver-like leap from 8th seed mix to power team.  Maybe I'm wrong and Bagley is way better than I expect, but it feels like their future ceiling is lower than the Wolves, Mavs, Grizzlies, and Pelicans.

 

San Antonio won't do it on Pop's watch, but it's time for them to trade off assets and rebuild.

 

The Clippers have a shorter clock on their window than the Lakers do.  Davis is the best and youngest player on either team, and they'll be able to pull future blue chippers because of him.  But they need to replenish their young assets.  This three year run is it for the Clippers.  They will never have a better construction and opportunity than now, and they will not have future assets to generate a second-wind type of run after this first window closes like the Warriors are trying to do.  They have got to get a championship before Kawhi and PG hit free agency again.

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7 hours ago, Dr. Do Itch Big said:

sac Is stupid for giving that contract to Barnes. He is not impactful at all. He is a worse Wiggins. 

 

It's like paying Jeff Green 20 million a year.  I don't understand the rationale behind letting Cauley-Stein walk and keeping Barnes at full cost.  Could have just kept Bogdonavich and run a core of Fox, Hield, Bogs, Bagley, and WCS.  That would have been strong.

 

The Kings are like the Wizards, only somehow worse.  They finally get a young core together that looks promising and they immediately start mismanaging their money.

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On 7/9/2019 at 8:48 AM, stevemcqueen1 said:

Might want to think it through more than that.  That line up has a power forward playing 2 guard, a center playing power forward, and a power forward playing center.

I mean we all know by now ix doesn't actually watch sports lolol

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I'm pretty behind but just found out about NBA owners being called governors now.  Was this already discussed?  What the hell?

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5 minutes ago, Forehead said:

I'm pretty behind but just found out about NBA owners being called governors now.  Was this already discussed?  What the hell?

Did you miss Draymond's memo on the term "owners"?

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5 minutes ago, bearrock said:

Did you miss Draymond's memo on the term "owners"?

 

I had heard something about that awhile back but didn't think much of it.  I've never associated a team owner as "owning" the players, always things like the trademark, uniforms, arena, team name, etc so I didn't pay any attention.

 

I generally tune out of NBA news around this time for awhile, I just happened to see something on ESPN about it.

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18 hours ago, Dr. Do Itch Big said:

sac Is stupid for giving that contract to Barnes. He is not impactful at all. He is a worse Wiggins. 

 

showed great judgement in picking an agent

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Posted (edited)

 

 

Harden & Westbrook trying to share one basketball is going to be real interesting

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Did the NBA approve the usage of two basketballs during games?  If so, this pairing is going to be lethal. 

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