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    Can we bring Butler back for the last 7 games?

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    Quote planetmars wrote: View Post
    Can we bring Butler back for the last 7 games?
    +1 ahahahahah

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    Beating the Celtics ... maybe the lottery bounces will favour teams that try hard 'til the finish.
    The only way to bag a classy lady is to give her two tickets to the gun show... and see if she likes the goods.

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    Bloody hell....

    Nets were up 95-89 with 2:26 left versus Heat - and they lose 101-98.

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    Quote Matt52 wrote: View Post
    Bloody hell....

    Nets were up 95-89 with 2:26 left versus Heat - and they lose 101-98.
    Now THAT is tanking at its finest.

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    As we wind down the final few games of the season, the top 3 picks seem set, but there's a big group bunching up for picks #4-9. The teams have 4-7 games left. I'm curious the order everybody thinks those 6 teams will finish, as we gaze into crystal balls...

    I looked at the remaining schedule for each of the 6 teams and classified games as 'should win' / 'should lose' / 'toss up'. Here's where the records 'should' end up:

    #4 pick: Sacramento - 20 wins, 1/4/0 = 21 wins
    #5 pick: Cleveland - 20 wins, 1/5/1 = 21-22 wins
    #6 pick: Toronto - 22 wins, 0/2/2 = 22-24 wins
    #7 pick: New Jersey (would go to Portland) - 22 wins, 0/3/1 = 22-23 wins
    #8 pick: Golden State (would go to Utah) - 22 wins, 1/4/1 = 23-24 wins
    #9 pick: Detroit - 22 wins, 0/3/3 = 22-25 wins

    As of today, I'm projecting Toronto to finish with the #6 pick, meaning they could pick 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 6th, 7th, 8th or 9th... here's hoping for some lottery luck!

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    Quote LBF wrote: View Post
    If new jersey wins we know it's rigged.
    Was thinking this myself ...

    New Jersey is the one team that the NBA needs to be competitive as soon as possible.
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    Good news:

    Cleveland and Detroit play tonight... someone has to win!

    Raptors have 3 games in hand on the Cavs - well, 2 after tonight.

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    cavs take losing to another level, I see us going 5th.

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    Quote Bouncepass wrote: View Post
    Now THAT is tanking at its finest.
    You would think...

    Cavs 77 - Pistons 116

    Jamison looked like he was missing on purpose with his fg% of 0.000 on 10 shots. Irving did not play because of his "shoulder". Luke Walton played 21 minutes.

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    Quote Matt52 wrote: View Post
    Good news:

    Cleveland and Detroit play tonight... someone has to win!

    Raptors have 3 games in hand on the Cavs - well, 2 after tonight.
    Four more games left. Do they have what it takes to lose three of four? Winning half will position themselves where they currently are. The Heat game should be a no brainer loss. The Bucks are fighting for the playoff lives and so they should get that one. The Pistons and Jersey are both are on deck as well and both have the potential to swap spots with the Raptors. Winning/losing those two games could be the difference between having 5th most lottery balls and having the 9th most lottery balls.

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    Cleveland beat the Knicks!

    With one game in hand, the Cavs trail the Raptors by a win.

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    The final standings (and lottery ball allocation) is becoming interesting.

    Raps currently tied for 6th worst with NJ.

    Things could get very interesting if the Raps don't win anymore.

    NOH have been playing ridiculous. CLE are just one win back of Toronto with a game on the schedule versus Washington. NJ and Toronto play the final game. SAC plays the Lakers at home where they are 15-17.

    There could be a multi-team tie for third worst.... and the Raptors could be a part of it.

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    Quote Matt52 wrote: View Post
    The final standings (and lottery ball allocation) is becoming interesting.

    Raps currently tied for 6th worst with NJ.

    Things could get very interesting if the Raps don't win anymore.

    NOH have been playing ridiculous. CLE are just one win back of Toronto with a game on the schedule versus Washington. NJ and Toronto play the final game. SAC plays the Lakers at home where they are 15-17.

    There could be a multi-team tie for third worst.... and the Raptors could be a part of it.
    That is insane! I was sleeping on NOH. So much so that when I looked back at the start of this thread, their future sched wasn't even worth listing. Saw them winning a few games but I thought they were entrenched in the holy trinity of the bottom three. I guess there is only one true Charlotte.

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    That should be an interesting question for the draft junkies. If you are 6th, you can drop no lower than ninth. But if there's a four way tie for 3rd, can you drop to 9th?

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    Quote Jclaw wrote: View Post
    That should be an interesting question for the draft junkies. If you are 6th, you can drop no lower than ninth. But if there's a four way tie for 3rd, can you drop to 9th?
    Yes.

    All the balls allocated for 3rd through 6th would be divided equally among the teams tied.

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    Damn, Jersey is losing really well right now. I don't think Toronto is cold and talentless enough to pass them.

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    The final game between the Raptors and Nets might just be the worst of all time. "Tankapalooza".

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    Quote Bouncepass wrote: View Post
    The final game between the Raptors and Nets might just be the worst of all time. "Tankapalooza".
    God help us if it is worse than the Detroit game.

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    Quote Jclaw wrote: View Post
    That should be an interesting question for the draft junkies. If you are 6th, you can drop no lower than ninth. But if there's a four way tie for 3rd, can you drop to 9th?
    In the event that teams finish with the same record, each tied team receives the average of the total number of combinations for the positions that they occupy. In 2007, the Minnesota Timberwolves and the Portland Trail Blazers tied for the sixth worst record. The average of the 6th and 7th positions in the lottery was taken, resulting in each team getting 53 combinations (the average of 63 and 43). Should the average number not be an integer, a coin flip is then used to determine which team or teams receive the extra combination(s).

    The result of the coin flip is also used to determine who receives the earlier pick in the event that neither of the tied teams wins one of the first three picks via the lottery.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NBA_Draft_Lottery

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