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Old 08-06-2013, 04:40 PM  
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2013-2014 Official NBA Thread

http://www.cbssports.com/nba/blog/ey...4-nba-schedule

With the Schedule released today, I figured it would be a good time to start the thread.

The NBA released its 2013-2014 schedule on Tuesday in a televised special on NBATV alongside a release on NBA.com and its team websites.

The season kicks off Tuesday, October 29th as Miami hosts the Chicago Bulls in Derrick Rose's expected return to the court. Then it's the Battle of LA as the Lakers host the Clippers. It could be the return of Kobe Bryant from his Achilles injury he suffered last spring, and will be the regular season debut of Doc Rivers as the Clippers' newest head coach.

It's a massive gamble by the NBA, considering Rose's struggles returning from his ACL injury suffered in the 2012 playoffs and Bryant's more recent Achilles surgery. If those players were to miss the opening night, it's going to make for a very underwhelming opening night of basketball, regardless of the markets involved for ratings.

Opening week continues on Thursday with the Bulls hosting the Knicks in what is likely to be Rose's return to the United Center in the regular season. The Knicks will be on a back to back, opening the season on Wednesday vs. the Bucks. Thursday night the revamped Warriors visit the Clippers, who are clearly the hot team, with two national appearances in the first three days.

Opening week concludes Friday with the Nets' home opener vs. the Heat, followed by another Lakers home game, this time vs. the defending Western Conference Champion San Antonio Spurs.

On the NBA's biggest regular season day, Christmas Day, starts with the Nets hosting Chicago, followed by the scoring-champ rematch of Carmelo Anthony vs. Kevin Durant as the Thunder visit Madison Square Garden to face the Knicks. Then in the main event, the Heat play the Lakers at Staples Center. Dwight Howard joins the Christmas fun as the Rockets travel to San Antonio to face the Spurs. And in the night cap, the Clippers visit Oracle Arena to take on Steph Curry and the Warriors.

Monday, January 20th continues the NBA's tradition of making Martin Luther King Jr. Day a huge basketball event, with four games on the schedule. Brooklyn travels across the bridge to take on the Knicks at Madison Square Garden, followed by the Grizzlies hosting the Pelicans, the Lakers taking on the Bulls at the United Center, and the Pacers facing the Warriors in the bay to cap off the night.

The Lakers first meet Dwight Howard on November 13th in Houston, and again on January 14th. They first host Howard at Staples Center on February 19th, and again on April 8th.

The NBA Finals rematches occur on January 26th in Miami and March 6th in San Antonio. Will Gregg Popovich rest his starters? It's not a back to back, as the Spurs face Atlanta on the 24th, but it is in the middle of a three-game road trip.

Despite the departure of Dwight Howard, the Lakers keep the max number of nationally televised (non-NBA TV) games in the league at 25, tied with the Knicks and Heat. The Clippers have 21 nationally televised games, while the defending Western Champs, the Spurs, only have 15. The Bulls jump to 24 national games, with the league banking on Rose's return to carry audiences. The Thunder also feature on national TV 24 times.

Houston, with newly-signed Dwight Howard and James Harden, feature 20 games on national television, a pretty low number given the star power. The Mavericks won the NBA title in 2011, and now have just eight national TV appearances. The Warriors meanwhile jump to 17 games, while Eastern Conference finalist Indiana only appears 10 time next season. To put that in perspective, the Denver Nuggets appear 13 times.

The rest of the schedule is at the link.
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Old 10-24-2013, 12:34 AM   #16
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Old 10-24-2013, 12:36 AM   #17
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Old 10-24-2013, 12:52 AM   #18
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Just a personal interest thing. I can sit and watch an NBA game, just prefer college basketball.
The product that is college basketball is pretty terrible in comparison to the NBA (and this is from somebody who has had a Mario Chalmers/Kansas avatar here for 5+ years now).
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Old 10-24-2013, 01:24 AM   #19
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The product that is college basketball is pretty terrible in comparison to the NBA (and this is from somebody who has had a Mario Chalmers/Kansas avatar here for 5+ years now).
Both games have it, but to me, the prima donnas run ****ing wild in the NBA.

*dribbles ball*

*goes up for a layup with nobody around*

*misses layup and yells HEY for all the world to hear*
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Old 10-24-2013, 02:57 AM   #20
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What Prima Donnas run the NBA? The only one that gets fouls called all the ****ing time now days is Lebron. You cant breathe on him. Its to be expected though, he's the face of the NBA right now. He's in that Tom Brady-Peyton Manning class.

If they feel they get hit, they will say something, but the rules now days prevent players from saying anything to the ref's now days. Now days, you get T'ed up quick. They dont **** around. Refs can be really bad, but we see that in Football and Baseball Alot too, its just how it is.

NBA is a fun game right now even with my Lakers sucking ass. Its gonna be a fun season. Alot of solid teams this year. So much talent out there its insane.
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Old 10-24-2013, 05:07 PM   #21
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Sure, underestimate the Mavs.

This is at least a 6 seed.

Adding Monta Ellis is gonna be huge.
Who in the top 6 would you replace with the Mavs? None of them. Once you get to the 7/8 spots, Dallas is absolutely in that conversation. They were the first team out for me. Definite upgrade at both guard positions, but the reliance on Dalembert in the middle is a concern.

I like New Orleans this year as a sneaky playoff team. I think Anthony Davis emerges as a star. Holliday is a nice young PG. Gordon is healthy for the time being. Ryan Anderson is a nice fit as a stretch four. Tyreke coming off the bench as the 2nd unit's primary scorer is a great fit for him.

I think Minnesota edges into the 8th spot. Rubio and Love are healthy. Pek has established himself as a solid center. Kevin Martin is a nice fit at the 2 for them and Brewer was a decent pickup as an energy guy.
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Old 10-25-2013, 05:41 PM   #22
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Old 10-25-2013, 06:48 PM   #23
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Very impressed with Steven Adams in the preseason. If he isnt getting backup center minutes at minimum to start the season I'm going to lose my god damn mind. He's what this team has been sorely lacking.

Lamb shows flashes, but needs confidence.

It would help greatly if they could add a veteran 3 point shooter or 2 along the way.

The whole season depends on Westbrook's health. I pretty much agree with Kev that they will be a mid seed that should be a lot better when the playoffs start. Should be interesting in thr West. Too many questions to have a good feel of where OKC winds up.

Oh, and **** Scott Brooks.....
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Cleveland is so loaded now... If Bynum is expected be be back December but there's a chance he could come back earlier. He's participating in practice some and if he's healthy again it's game over.

Tristan Thompson could average a double double. Really hopping Dion Waiters busts out at SG this year. Added Anthony Bennett #1 this year, also Varejao and Zeller at C. Added Jarrett Jack and Earl Clark. Drafted a SF/SG who's supposed to be an elite three point shooter.

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Old 10-28-2013, 12:36 AM   #26
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Old 10-28-2013, 06:48 AM   #28
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i cannot believe the Wizards traded for the Polish Hammer.

gave up a first round pick in one of the deepest drafts
It's protected I think.

Not an awful deal.
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Old 10-28-2013, 09:49 AM   #29
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I think the Rockets win the West. They're solid and VERY deep. Especially at the 5. They might not have the most talented starting 5 (but they are very good), but their roster is solid top to bottom. If they stay healthy, they can win it all.

And after they do, it will be one of those deals where "folks in the know" will be saying that they should have seen it coming when you take a good look at their roster.
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