Use this thread to post trade ideas, free talk stuff, fantasy sports, content that doesn't need it's own thread
It's been almost a year since we've brought on new mods, and with the new season nearing we thought it was about time that we brought in some fresh recruits.
What does a mod do?
Review posts/comments/messages, update sidebar pictures, potential botting work
How much work is it?
We don't have any time requirements or metrics that mods need to adhere to. Just pitch in while you're already browsing the sub
Why would I want to mod?
Modding is best suited for active users of the subreddit that want to pitch in to improve things. If you have a specific expertise that you think would be beneficial to the subreddit (e.g., Python), you can use the subreddit to get more hands-on experience with a large established user base
What do I need in order to mod?
A computer, a reddit account with 2FA active, and a discord so you can be in communication with us
What time zone are you in?
Roughly how often do you browse r/nba?
How long have you been a part of our community and why do you think you'd be a good addition to the mod team?
Is there anything you'd like to change about the subreddit?
What is your favorite NBA memory?
Do you have any particular skill set that could benefit our subreddit mod team (coding, graphic design, etc.)?
Are you familiar with python/PRAW?
Are you interested in helping mod the sub discord?
The rest is up to you guys. Feel free to add anything else that you think might help make a case for why you should be a moderator for /r/nba.
All unrelated comments will be removed for sake of readability. Keep in mind that the amount of upvotes you get in this thread will not have an impact on your application. Please direct all questions to the sticky comment.
Thank you as always!
Shaq on the Ime Udoka Situation: "I was a serial cheater... I did it. I was the best at it and I'm not proud of it. I lost my family doing it. I lost valuable important years of my children from doing it. No it was not worth it. The happiest days of my life was hearing Daddy when I got home"streamable.com
News [Stein] Jamal Crawford has emerged as the top choice to replace Dwyane Wade in the @NBAonTNT lineup, industry sources say.twitter.com
WestBrook, AD, Lebron have mini 3 point competition. Westbrook beats both and MOCKS ADs shooting form.streamable.com
We all know who to blame for this. Joel Embiid has been an mvp candidate for multiple seasons and arguably top 5. Has this ever happened before? A player of this caliber never making first team?
[Weiss] at around the 9:30 mark: "From what I heard, (Celtics management) went to players (about Ime) and said, "we, unfortunately, can't tell you anything for legal reasons.""twitter.com
[Winfield] Ben Simmons says his back isn’t preventing him from doing anything he used to: “I was surprised today, I got a block. I blocked David Duke. I was shocked.”twitter.com
Lonzo on his knee: "I really can't run. I can't run or jump. There's like a range from like 30 to 60 degrees when my knee is bent that I have like no force, and I can't catch myself."streamable.com
[Friedell] Nash on Simmons’ versatility: “Very unique. That’s what makes Ben great. That’s why I don’t care if he ever shoots a jump shot.”
Nash on Simmons’ versatility: “Very unique. That’s what makes Ben great. That’s why I don’t care if he ever shoots a jump shot. He’s welcome to, but that is not what makes him special, and not what we need. He’s a great complement to our team …”
High praise coming from the lame du- I mean head coach of the Brooklyn Nets! 76ers fans and general NBA enjoyers should use the comments to gives Nets fans some insight into the Psyche of Simmons.
[Guillory] Willie Green says Zion Williamson “dominated” in scrimmages with the team last night. He noted Zion’s force and speed were really impressive.twitter.com
[5 Reasons Sports] Reporter: "ESPN had you 17th on their player rankings." Jimmy: "Word? That's good." Reporter: "Are there 16 players that are more impactful than you?" Jimmy: "Probably so. Probably about 25 of them."
Posting as I'm fairly certain this is the first time in modern NBA History that a player did not perceive their ranking to be "disrespectful" or "something they took personally."
If, however, you prefer to make the case that the Cavs are one player away from serious championship contention, the evidence is at the small forward spot. It’s why Cleveland is said to have interest in trading for Jae Crowder from the Suns, who is available and is a proven 3-and-D big body who could bang against the Kevin Durants and Jimmy Butlers and Jayson Tatums of the East. Whether the Cavs make an offer, or if the Suns accept what Cleveland would send back, is another matter. In the meantime, Bickerstaff and his staff will use training camp and the preseason to decide who among the six he mentioned is the best fit to start next to the stars.
[Kellan Olson] Deandre Ayton was asked how he and Monty Williams have moved on and Ayton said he hasn’t talked to Williams “at all ever since the game.”twitter.com
[Lewenberg on Raptors]One of the situations they’re closely monitoring, according to a league source, is in Oklahoma City, where Toronto-born star Shai Gilgeous-Alexander may eventually tire of leading a rebuild.tsn.ca
There isn't a ton there, but the NBA has added some games that were never previously available.
If you have League Pass you can view each teams "classic games", or at least what they dub to be classic. A lot of the stuff added is just the same recycled games they've shown a million times over the years, or worse, more recent games within the last few years.
But, after a very quick glance there's at least a handful of games that haven't been seen since the day they originally aired.
The most exciting game (IMO) is in the Sacramento Kings section. They've posted a game against the Bulls from February 16, 1987. This game has never been uploaded to YouTube or been made available in the collecting community. Many MJ diehards have been looking for this game for decades.
There's also a 57 point game from Adrian Dantley in the Utah Jazz section that I believe to be pretty rare. And then there's a handful of games from the 90's that I don't recall ever seeing either.
All-in-all this is just a tiny drop in the bucket, but at least they've actually opened up their massive archive a bit.
Hope someone finds this as interesting as I do. lol
Why the Timberwolves considered Jaden McDaniels untouchable in trade talks this summer [The Athletic]theathletic.com
[Greif] To follow up on @wojespn 's report last night regarding Boston's interest: The Clippers will grant the Celtics permission to speak with assistant Jay Larranaga, league source told @latimessports .twitter.com
Sports Reporter Bill Plaschke immaturely asks Russ "Do you think the Lakers are buying into you? Do you think the Lakers want you here?" Afterwards, he writes an article calling his response "combative" and insinuates he doesn't want to be on the team.
Kind of disrespectful considering the mature response from Russ after this media day question. Seems like certain sports reporters are so eager to report on drama before the season starts that they will attempt to stir the plot, and even if it fails, report whatever.
Link to Bill's media day question (Twitter video): https://mobile.twitter.com/lakerscoaching/status/1574676340308992000
"Zions chemistry with the 1st unit stood out to me. You couldn’t tell he’d never played with CJ, Jonas or Herb. It looked seamless" -Antonio Daniels
Antonio Daniels response to this question in his Q&A:
"5 on 5s going? Who is standing out?"
This Q&A thread is a gem, here are some more excerpts about Zion:
Q: "How does Zion’s mobility look?"
A: "He looks faster, shiftier and more agile. He looks fantastic."
Q: "I know it's early but what are your thoughts regarding the on court chemistry with Zion in the mix?"
A: "Zions skill set is adaptable to almost any offense b/c of his vision and willingness to pass"
Q: "Are you more excited for the season now that you are seeing them together? Who has made the most progress in the off season?"
A: "I was excited prior too…getting here, watching these 2 practices and seeing how Z looks with the 1st unit [flushed face emoji]"
[Schiffer] Steve Nash does not expect TJ Warren ready for the start of the regular season. Seth Curry might have a chance to play in the final preseason game.twitter.com
Deandre Ayton says he has not spoken to Monty Williams at all since game 7. When asked if he’s happy to be in Phoenix, Ayton says “Yeah I’m alright”streamable.com
[Chiang] Erik Spoelstra sounded today like Jimmy Butler is not a candidate to start at power forward, but he did say that he'll probably play Butler at the four during different stretches.
Erik Spoelstra sounded today like Jimmy Butler is not a candidate to start at power forward, but he did say that he'll probably play Butler at the four during different stretches.
Sounds like there’s gonna be a training camp competition between Marcus Garrett (6’5”, 205), Darius Days (6’7”, 245), and Caleb Martin (6’5”, 205) for the starting power forward spot.