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Blazers beat the Nuggets 135-110 and remain undefeated.

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Jokic with 9/9/9

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The Herman Cain

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Sorry I keep getting tossed into the past some how on these threads.

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That’s an amazing reference!

Can’t help but wonder what would have happened had that actually gotten passed. Such a simplified tax model probably would have prevented the billion dollar tax industry that we now have. I wonder what those billions would have been spent on instead by this point?

The inheritance tax level would have possibly sped up the rise of generational wealth that has arguably ruined our society and thrown us towards a traditional dark ages/3rd word wealth distribution. But if people were vigilant about their tax rights the middle class might have avoided getting taxed out of existence like it did.

At least all those extra taxes over the years helped us have the social safety net of allowing people to poop in the streets of SF or spend billions on studies before using the cheapest possible construction materials to improperly repair such massive construction projects like a small fraction of the bay bridge.

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Oct 25, 2022·edited Oct 25, 2022

That's some major league political punning. I had to look it up.

Er: Joking, not punning. It was late.

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Oct 25, 2022·edited Oct 25, 2022

Indiana sucks

Perhaps we get Myles Turner

Bummer, Harden won!

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Nuggets were doing well in the 1st half, but the Blazers blitzed them in the 3rd quarter.

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Jamal Murray didn't look good at all tonight. Tentative on offense and slow on defense. Looks like it'll be awhile until he's back to his normal self.

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29 points for Simons, 28 for Lillard. Simons had 22 points in 6 minutes during the 44-25 3rd quarter run for the Blazers.

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Bulls beat the Celtics 120-102.

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Rockets beat the Jazz 114-108.

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Looks like Rockets will beat the Jazz tonight.

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Raptors beat the Heat 98-90. Miami's off to a rough start to their season. They beat the Raptors a couple of nights ago, but they lost to them tonight and to the Bulls and the Celtics. They'll be facing the Blazers, the Warriors, and the Kings twice in their next 7 games.

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76ers won their first game of the season with a win over the Pacers. It was an easy win for Philly. Meanwhile, the Bulls are beating the Celtics, the Grizzlies are beating the Nets, and the Spurs are pummeling the Wolves.

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Oct 25, 2022·edited Oct 25, 2022

The Wolves have played OKC, Utah, OKC, and now SA (and then SA, then LAL, and then SA again for one of the softest opening schedules ever lol).

Through the first three games the Russell/Edwards/McDaniels/Towns/Gobert lineup has played 49 minutes and has a +1.9 net rating against that stiff competition. Tonight they are down 30 to San Antonio and every starter is at least -21 so that net rating might now be negative.

Hmmm...

EDIT: Warriors fans can worry about the bench combo +/- but at least the starters are dominating everyone so far.

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The Gobert trade might end up making the Wiggins for Russell trade look fine by comparison.

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Umm, how is Nets-Grizz not on national TV?

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Athletic Alchemy with a good breakdown of the youth brigade and its issues:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dZYCbp9Mts4&list=TLPQMjQxMDIwMjLGFGPdpIM3aw&index=1

He talks about how overall, the youth picked up the wrong signal from the vets, and were too lackadaisical and sloppy in the previous game. Then, he talks about MM, JK, and JW specifically, pointing out things each need to work on.

Great breakdown.

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Watching right now. Lots of great points. I like the “Steph is a mechanic making changing a tire look easy” part.

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Is there a way to watch GL games throughout the season? If the SCW roster is gonna have Rollins, Spencer, Gui, PBJ, Trevion, I would watch all their games.

(Does anyone else get unreasonably attached to training camp players?)

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Trevion ... Pat ... Gui .... Wahoo!!!

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That's great! If the goal of the Sea Dubs is to play the same style as the big club, I think these guys are a great crew for that. While none of them are polished enough to be in the big league just yet, a lot of them have individual skills that are a good match: passing & court vision, shot creation, screen-setting… honestly it sounds like a really fun team to watch.

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Lester Q, too! I like that kid.

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Same here. Glad to see he landed on our G-league team (which looks astonishingly like our camp invite team).

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No Quinndary Weatherspoon. I guess he's all the way out of Dubsworld. Best of luck to him - I bet he shows up on another G League team. He has some skills.

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He has the skillz to be on a 15-man or 2-way somewhere else.

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Trevion and Pat, step on down :D (happy happy joy joy)

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Walker Kessler, who received only 16% of the vote in DNHQ Group D for the draft tournament, is currently averaging 3.4 blocks per 36 minutes in his first three Jazz games (along with 14 points and 14 rebounds and 3 assists per 36). Leading all rookies in BPM and WS/48 (a stat I don't care about but I saw someone mention it)

Did Utah trade Gobert for the new Gobert?

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Digging out the receipts to gloat that I was one of that 16% who believed in Kessler (while I still can claim a victory for this). Here's what I said:

> Kessler's defensive presence looks like the real deal, a very rare player in that regard; the question is if he can do enough on offense, and if he'll only be as effective in the postseason as Gobert... I like the idea of gambling on a unique talent and finding a role where he can succeed or a way to maximize his skills, something our coaches have been pretty good at, rather than just going for the straightforward choice.

https://dubnationhq.com/p/draft-tourney-group-d-baldwin-keels/comment/7239811

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Oct 25, 2022·edited Oct 25, 2022

You have an eye for talent.

EDIT: Unless he turns out to suck lol.

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I have a feeling it's a bit like when Kuminga first started getting PT. Players would just see the rookie and go at him... only to run into solid defense. I haven't watched any Jazz games, but I bet opposing guards are thinking they're going up against a rookie (a big lumbering white guy, at that) and don't have to worry too much about him at the rim... only to jump and find him in good defensive position.

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Yeah no doubt, none of the rookies except maybe the top few picks are on scouting reports yet so no one knows much about them. They better learn quickly though, Kessler had the highest single season BLK% that has ever been recorded in college:

https://www.sports-reference.com/cbb/leaders/blk-pct-player-season.html

Obviously we can see #2 is Hassan Whiteside so it doesn't guarantee success, although Whiteside has lasted awhile in the NBA plus was doing it at Marshall whereas Kessler did it in the SEC. And blocking shots doesn't necessarily mean you are playing good defense, I really haven't even watched him play besides a few highlights. But I do think I'd probably bet on Kessler sticking around in the NBA for awhile in some capacity.

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Robin Lopez is still playing… and LOTS of big men can’t stay in the league because they can’t quite figure out the position. Kessler only needs to be a competent big man, and he’ll stick around for a while.

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Meanwhile, the rest of Group D has a combined <5 minutes. That group consisted of Wendell Moore Jr. (who I voted for), Trevor Keels, and our own PBJ.

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Can't wait to see PBJ in the G-League. I don't think I expect him to dominate it like Moody did, but if he does that will be pretty eye opening.

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Oct 24, 2022·edited Oct 24, 2022

Donte will be re-evaluated in a week. Not going to Phoenix, TBD if he will go on the upcoming road trip after Miami at home.

Ty Jerome will be active tomorrow for Phoenix.

Steve Kerr practice report; Warriors face the Suns next | JER - Sports Journalist: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2QmWajPaKdA

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Next games:

10/25- @ Suns

10/27- vs. Heat

10/29- @ Hornets

10/30- @ Pistons

11/1- @ Heat

11/3- @ Magic

11/4- @ Pelicans

The 5 road games in 7 nights in a row is going to be killer.

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Playing Miami at home between @Phoenix and @Charlotte makes this virtually a seven game road trip. NBA hates us after we won again.

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Is there a rodeo in town or something?

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Yes, Cow Palace.

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I just watched the highlight of Jordan Clarkson blocking Zion Williamson's fastbreak dunk. It was a great block, but what happened afterwards looked scary as heck. I thought Zion landed awkwardly and hurt himself, but he managed to shake it off afterwards. Good thing nothing bad happened during the play.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=542IAgyb4lY

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I’m still and forever will be boggled by this site sometimes. 4 ships in 8 years and still the most frequent comments I read are all about Russel Westbrook. Like, my word.

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Honestly it's more about the Lakers than Westbrook personally. Dunking on the Lakers will forever be an important component of this site!

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I guess I won’t ever get it. Idk. It’s like this era of dubs ball is the best era any fanbase could reasonably hope for or even dream of. I’m way too busy enjoying it to waste time laughing at some other teams.

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Well, we've kind of beat every moderately interesting point about the Warriors to death over the summer.

Grist for the mill.

If you have a better topic, let us know!

Personally, I'm here for the origami chat shows.

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How about we talk about the Jazz who are 3-0 and are supposed to be tanking the season, or the 76ers who are 0-3 to start the season?

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You could have won a lot of money betting on the Jazz to go 3-0. Given that they've got Houston next, 4-0 seems quite possible.

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The Jazz are winning.

Fans mutter in disbelief.

At least Harden lost.

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Hey, he was League MVP more recently than Steph so there’s that.💪🏻😀

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I genuinely don’t know what I’m supposed to take from this comment.

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The most valuable takeaway is probably that this site allows pretty much anyone to post including idiots like myself. Just scroll quickly when you notice one of my comments.

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The obvious answer is that the media thinks RWB is a better player than Steph and Steph should add this to his receipts collection as motivation to win a 3rd MVP on the way to a 2nd F.MVP and O'Brian.

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That would show 'em.

By any means necessary.

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Literally no media thinks that.

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/sarcasm

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I’ve been begging for a sarcasm font on this site for some time but apparently the moderators find our misconceptions and intellectual entanglements to be their own personal form of entertainment.

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deletedOct 24, 2022·edited Oct 24, 2022
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I find that hard to believe since there’s about a billion people talking about Cristiano Ronaldo being a snivelling whiner.

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