NBA 2018/19 Ben Simmons is ROTY. MEGA THREAD!


#3187

Melo and OKC to part ways.


#3188

That’s a good thing…he was never a good fit there


#3189

Aus v Canada in FIBA U17 World Cup on Fox501 for those playing at home.


#3190

Awesome, thanks for the reminder, Wigness watch


#3191

Zach Levine signed a 4 year, $80M offer sheet with the Kings. Bulls matched…


#3192

Seriously after watching MELO last season who the hell would chase him.

Which team has a scouting report requirement of
‘We need a 34 year who plays zero defence barely rebounds and shoots 4/16 while still jacking up shots all game’


#3193

The only thing is if a “salary dump” trade can be done and that team that takes Melo and his $26M gets draft picks, etc as well. OKCs owner will gladly ship him off for that reason, apparently when luxury tax is factored into it his contract will cost them $100M. A contending team would have no use for a declining player who as you say plays no D and his now inefficient from the field.


#3194

A great summary of how Melo’s contract could impact OKC this season and the ensuing years. For a reasonably small market team, the implications could be massive. They need to find a destination for him and get his pay off the books, or as explained, stretch his deal out over multiple seasons.


#3195

Some guy scored 40 for Philly
Fair effort for summer league.


#3196

What’s the go with this summer league?

Seems to be all the NBA teams. I struggle to understand how this can be more popular than the middle of a real baseball season.

ESPN showing summer basketball and World Series of Poker instead of MLB Strike Zone.


#3197

It’s their pre-season.

The first week or so has a good bit of buzz, with the newbies. After that no-one really cares.


#3198

Didn’t the season finish only two or three weeks ago?

And these are practice matches…not running around Princes Park and up sand dunes at Portsea.


#3199

About a month ago? Season proper runs from October ish.

Their pre season comp I should’ve said. Like the Wizard home loans cup.


#3200

Their Wizard Home Loans Cup begins later on.

This is something completely different. Only new rookies and some 2nd year players play this comp.
I never knew of its existence until Ben Simmons was playing in it.


#3201

Turkish guy they drafted in 2016 (first round) and stashed in the Euroleague.
Jonah Bolden didn’t play.


#3202

I guess that is going to make up for some scoring they lost in free agency


#3203

:open_mouth:


#3204

It’s like NBA nab cup, but it’s pretty much exclusively 1st to 3rd year players and hopefully

It’s super popular I think because it’s half way between collage and Nba


#3205

He did, they just ■■■■■■ up the box score becaus he wore 36 instead of 43


#3206

Thanks. They’ve fixed it now. 6 points (2/6 shooting), 6 rebounds in 23 minutes.