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    Default They're Baccckkk !!! Bill and Jalen 2014-15 NBA Preview

    Tonight, Wednesday, October 15, at 12:01 a.m. ET, Bill Simmons and Jalen Rose return with their annual NBA Preview. Check Grantland.com every day for new episodes

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fktTSLp6e1A

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    Technically, wouldn't that be Thursday October 16?!

    Simmons has served his suspension I guess?
    Keep Calm & Chive On

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    Quote Mack North wrote: View Post
    Technically, wouldn't that be Thursday October 16?!

    Simmons has served his suspension I guess?
    Yes and he made fun of the situation while on the suspension ..

    http://ftw.usatoday.com/2014/10/bill-simmons-suspension

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    Yes and he made fun of the situation while on the suspension ..

    http://ftw.usatoday.com/2014/10/bill-simmons-suspension
    A couple of disaster 2013/14 picks were Suns 29th and Bucks 15th ...

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    Can a moderator edit the title of this thread so I can avoid having an aneurysm.


    Other than that, thanks for posting this. I love these previews.

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    Quote Letter N wrote: View Post
    Can a moderator edit the title of this thread so I can avoid having an aneurysm.


    Other than that, thanks for posting this. I love these previews.
    They're They're, Letter N... everything is gonna be alright!
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    Quote Mack North wrote: View Post
    They're They're, Letter N... everything is gonna be alright!
    I almost changed it to "Their Back" just to see the reaction.
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    Add "having to wait til the top half of the preview to hear about the raptors" as another perk during this offseason. Just for fun, I thought I would go back and look at last year's preview. A few great exchanges
    Bill:"People in toronto don't care about the raptors. All they care about is the maple leafs....if this raptors team became decent, I don't know if it would really matter in toronto, would it?" Jalen: "it would Bill, they have fantastic fans in toronto." In another part jalen predicts a big year for demar "20 pts a game big?" Bill asks. "18pts" jalens replies.
    Credit to them for being all over the Rudy Gay trade. The funny part is to see that they predict the trade would be to Milwaukee for some expiring contracts and that Greek kid they took with the 16th pick. Giannis is now their messiah and it's funny to look back and hear them say "learn to play and then we'll try learning your name 'Po" (something like that).

    It's not just about Lowry...It's about the 3 spot. (Update....we did it)

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    Quote Jclaw wrote: View Post
    Add "having to wait til the top half of the preview to hear about the raptors" as another perk during this offseason. Just for fun, I thought I would go back and look at last year's preview. A few great exchanges
    Bill:"People in toronto don't care about the raptors. All they care about is the maple leafs....if this raptors team became decent, I don't know if it would really matter in toronto, would it?" Jalen: "it would Bill, they have fantastic fans in toronto." In another part jalen predicts a big year for demar "20 pts a game big?" Bill asks. "18pts" jalens replies.
    Credit to them for being all over the Rudy Gay trade. The funny part is to see that they predict the trade would be to Milwaukee for some expiring contracts and that Greek kid they took with the 16th pick. Giannis is now their messiah and it's funny to look back and hear them say "learn to play and then we'll try learning your name 'Po" (something like that).

    Bill was so wrong, Jalen was so right. I hope they acknowledge that this year.
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    Quote enlightenment wrote: View Post
    Bill was so wrong, Jalen was so right. I hope they acknowledge that this year.
    Jalen can come off really silly sometimes but I'm always surprised by his reads, and offers genuine insight into players that most player-commentators lack. He's been pretty good at evaluating players, too.

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    Quote guyroch wrote: View Post
    A couple of disaster 2013/14 picks were Suns 29th and Bucks 15th ...
    Both of those don't seem too bad.

    Yes they were both very wrong but look at team expectations.

    Phoenix had multiple players have breakout/career years and going into the season everyone pitted them as pure tankers.

    Milwaukee went the opposite way and signed a bunch of average players (Delfino, Butler, Mayo, Sessions, Neal, Zaza, Knight, etc) to the point that they were considered deep enough to be good.

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    Could almost guarantee Bill and Jalen put Wiz ahead of us.

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    Quote Shirokin wrote: View Post
    Could almost guarantee Bill and Jalen put Wiz ahead of us.
    Who cares where people rank us 3, 4 or whatever. Let's see how this season plays out and I believe a lot of people will be eating crow

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    Quote MACK11 wrote: View Post
    Who cares where people rank us 3, 4 or whatever. Let's see how this season plays out and I believe a lot of people will be eating crow
    A lot of guys on this forum were eating crow last year lol.

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    On the subject of podcast ... ESPN's NBA Lockdown is back ... Great listen ... They got rid of boring Bruce Bowen !!! ... Ryen Russillo was the best when he had the gig ..

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    Quote Shirokin wrote: View Post
    A lot of guys on this forum were eating crow last year lol.
    Lol yup, as in a majority of the people here. I trusted in the process, feeling we can build for the future and win at the same time and still do. Gee guys, wouldn't it be great to be like the Sixers heading into this season? Numberr one Pickxkkxzzz!! Smh.

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    Are they back? It looked like the end of the Indiana preview was a joke (suggesting they weren't going to do any more previews) but it's been a few days and the season starts in a few more. Did they really just put all they're effort into the grantland basketball hour? BTW, it's on right now on ABC
    It's not just about Lowry...It's about the 3 spot. (Update....we did it)

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    Quote Jclaw wrote: View Post
    Are they back? It looked like the end of the Indiana preview was a joke (suggesting they weren't going to do any more previews) but it's been a few days and the season starts in a few more. Did they really just put all they're effort into the grantland basketball hour? BTW, it's on right now on ABC
    The Indiana preview was the last one they did.. and they won't be doing any more. That was the last one they taped before Simmons' suspension. Was looking forward to the Raptors preview too

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    Quote planetmars wrote: View Post
    The Indiana preview was the last one they did.. and they won't be doing any more. That was the last one they taped before Simmons' suspension. Was looking forward to the Raptors preview too
    No more previews stinks. And the new 'Grantland Basketball Hour' is a very poor substitute. ESPN sucks.

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