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NBA Off-season Thread

Charlotte Hornets are back lulz
Some more changes that were approved:



• Officials also will be able to use instant replay to review whether a player had started his shooting motion on shooting fouls and whether a foul was committed before a ball was inbounded.

• Instant replay also can be used during any instant-replay situation to assess penalties for flagrant fouls observed during the review.

• It will no longer be considered a clear-path foul if the defender who commits the foul is ahead of the offensive player in the frontcourt at any point before the foul.

• The controversial flopping policy the league instituted last season will be left alone for the 2013-14 season. Stern hinted during the NBA Finals that flop warnings followed by $5,000 fines for second offenses were not enough of a deterrent. No player was given a fine for a third offense last season. The league's competition committee recommended no changes.

• It will now be a violation and an automatic turnover if an offensive player stands out of bounds and doesn't immediately return to the floor. This addresses a recent trend in the league of players standing out of bounds under the basket in an attempt to pull defenders out of position or hide from the defense. There will be no penalty for extenuating circumstances such as injuries or saving a loose ball.

• The league had hoped to have an agreement on human growth hormone testing before next season. Stern, however, said the process has been delayed because the players' association is without an executive director after Billy Hunter was forced out earlier this year. The owners haven't given up on getting a plan in place, but it seems highly unlikely it could be agreed on before next season.

• The board agreed to reimburse the Oklahoma City Thunder part of Kevin Durant's 2010 contract extension, according to The Oklahoman. Durant received approximately $15 million in additional salary due to a change in the collective bargaining agreement ratified in December 2011, but a league source told the newspaper the reimbursement is not for the full $15 million. The full extension will still count against the Thunder's salary cap and luxury tax, The Oklahoman reported. Durant's salary has helped limit the Thunder's financial flexibility.
Originally posted by LA9erFan:
Originally posted by SofaKing:
Brian Windhorst@WindhorstESPN

The NBA has expanded use of replay to review block/charge calls for next season. Will be limited to those in no-charge zone.

Terrible idea IMO. Could disrupt the flow of the game considerably. Most block/charges occur in the no-charge zone. That's a lot of replays in one game, unless they give teams a "challenge" or something.

I'd guess that it would only be in the last two minutes, like other replays. They will replay whether or not something is a 2 pointer or a 3 pointer before then as well, but they do that during timeouts so it's not disruptive to the flow of the game.


The last 2 minutes of a basketball game are already almost unbearable to watch they stop the flow so much

Game would be a lot more entertaining if in the last 2 minutes, each team can only use 1 timeout.
BTW, if LeBron decides to go ring chase agai...errr...go back home to Cleveland, they're going to be ridiculous.


PG: Kyrie Irving
SG: Dion Waiters
SF: LeBron James
PF: Anthony Bennett, Tristan Thompson
C: Andrew Bynum, Tyler Zeller
[ Edited by LA9erFan on Jul 19, 2013 at 10:23 AM ]
Originally posted by LA9erFan:
BTW, if LeBron decides to go ring chase agai...errr...go back home to Cleveland, they're going to be ridiculous.



PG: Kyrie Irving

SG: Dion Waiters

SF: LeBron James

PF: Anthony Bennett, Tristan Thompson
C: Andrew Bynum, Tyler Zeller


better team than the heat IMO. I'm a huge Bennett fan, thought he was the best player in college.
[ Edited by SunDevilNiner79 on Jul 19, 2013 at 10:21 AM ]
Originally posted by SunDevilNiner79:
better team than the heat IMO. I'm a huge Bennett fan, thought he was the best player in college.

Ya, I like him a lot as well. I was shocked when he went #1 though.
Originally posted by LA9erFan:
BTW, if LeBron decides to go ring chase agai...errr...go back home to Cleveland, they're going to be ridiculous.


PG: Kyrie Irving
SG: Dion Waiters
SF: LeBron James
PF: Anthony Bennett, Tristan Thompson
C: Andrew Bynum, Tyler Zeller

Depends on Bynum's health really. Without Bynum that team isn't very ridiculous.
Originally posted by 9erReign:
Originally posted by LA9erFan:
BTW, if LeBron decides to go ring chase agai...errr...go back home to Cleveland, they're going to be ridiculous.


PG: Kyrie Irving
SG: Dion Waiters
SF: LeBron James
PF: Anthony Bennett, Tristan Thompson
C: Andrew Bynum, Tyler Zeller

Depends on Bynum's health really. Without Bynum that team isn't very ridiculous.

those guardrs, doe.
Originally posted by 9erReign:
Depends on Bynum's health really. Without Bynum that team isn't very ridiculous.

Definitely. But if Bynum's 2nd year is a team option (the contract hasn't been formally signed yet) they'd have a good $10-12M in cap space. I think Gortat would fit well next to LeBron, personally.
Looks like Bynum signed this morning, and the 2nd year is a team option. If he's hurt, sign Gortat and they're still ridiculous.
[ Edited by LA9erFan on Jul 19, 2013 at 10:49 AM ]
Originally posted by 9erReign:
Originally posted by LA9erFan:
BTW, if LeBron decides to go ring chase agai...errr...go back home to Cleveland, they're going to be ridiculous.


PG: Kyrie Irving
SG: Dion Waiters
SF: LeBron James
PF: Anthony Bennett, Tristan Thompson
C: Andrew Bynum, Tyler Zeller

Depends on Bynum's health really. Without Bynum that team isn't very ridiculous.

You serious? Lol sftu
Originally posted by LA9erFan:
BTW, if LeBron decides to go ring chase agai...errr...go back home to Cleveland, they're going to be ridiculous.


PG: Kyrie Irving
SG: Dion Waiters
SF: LeBron James
PF: Anthony Bennett, Tristan Thompson
C: Andrew Bynum, Tyler Zeller

That team can be great...but they've a lot of questions though.

Can Irving stay healthy? Can Bynum stay healthy? Can Waiters become a consistent player? Is Anthony Bennett a PF or a SF or a bust because he can't play either?
Have you been to Cleveland?

Have you been to Miami?

Cleveland = misery
Originally posted by blizzuntz:
Have you been to Cleveland?

Have you been to Miami?

Cleveland = misery

IIRC, LeBron spends his offseasons in Akron. I don't think it's really a big deal to him.
Originally posted by blizzuntz:
Have you been to Cleveland?

Have you been to Miami?

Cleveland = misery

At least they're not Detroit!