Raptors Discussion: v91 - NBA in restart plans

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    New thread to discuss the Raptors.

    Former thread: Raptors Discussion: - v90| Fighting through the injuries (but not Coronavirus. NBA Suspends season until further notice)

    ***********************MOD NOTE (as of Aug 27)***********************

    Note posted by The Nemesis

    The following Moderator Note was posted on the morning of August 27, 2020 in response to goings on in this thread resulting from discussion of NBA players' decision to boycott playoff games in the wake of ongoing social movements and protests.

    In the interest of not having a lengthy post at the top of each page, it has been put in spoiler tags.

    Please read it if you have not done so already.

    Every poster will be assumed to have read it if they continue to participate in this thread from the time this warning was posted and beyond.

    If you've visited this thread over the past few days and are doing so again right now you've no doubt noticed there are a lot of posts missing with regards to the boycotting of games.

    HF's rules are and have been for a long time that there is no political talk permitted except in instances where the subject matter has a hockey-related context to validate discussion (and only in the context of those hockey-related matters). While one could argue that "hockey-related" can be expanded to "basketball-related" in a permitted thread about basketball and not hockey, the contextual requirement remains.

    What started as a basic discussion on the nature of the boycotting of games and impact on the league quickly escalated into political screeds of a much broader and less sport-related scope.Value judgements of political movements and stances, calls to support/not support the league based on their chosen political ideology, comparative judgements of other sports leagues based on social response or responsibility, or outright and wholly political talk about political issues with basically only "it's what we're already talking about here" ties to even tether them to the concept of other sports. And that invited comments that violated other rules such as flaming or offensive content (which is why political talk has generally been forbidden across most/all of HF: because people can't handle it maturely enough to avoid it getting messy)

    In short, an inch was given and people took a mile. And in many cases a grossly inappropriate mile. And in some cases there seemed to be a belief that the existence of such content was tantamount to condoning it when the reality is more likely that the moderators have been distracted by other things and this thread flew under the radar over the last day or so.

    To that end, all political discussion over the last few days has been removed as disallowed, as per HF rules. Comments specifically about the boycott and how it might impact the remainder of the playoffs going forward have remained, but only if they had no political slant to them whatsoever. Yes this means some relatively benign posts that had mild political undertones have been removed, but leaving even a small amount which could restart discussion or invite "you deleted X but not Y" complaints wasn't an option.

    Moving forward there will have to be no tolerance for discussions of a political nature. Any further political posts will be removed. Anyone who violates the rules will also have to be removed from the thread. It's drastic and draconian, but the way things went over the last day or so kind of prove it's necessary if people aren't willing to stay in bounds. And HF, as a privately owned and operated business, is allowed to set whatever rules on conduct and content it wishes. If that includes disallowing political talk, then that's what the rules will be. I have to enforce them, and you have to abide by them.

    Sorry everyone. This is the way it has to be. I apologize for the long post and the aggressive restrictions. I don't generally like doing this sort of thing. But it reached a point where it was necessary. I hope it won't be any more necessary moving forward.

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  2. theaub 34-38-61-10-13-15

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  4. Merrrlin Grab the 9 iron, Barry!

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    Thank you for beating LeLakers.
     
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    Looks like he shaves his legs too.
     
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    Nurse missed it by one vote apparently.
     
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    Raptors way too sloppy rn
     
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    Question about "home court" in these games: is there an advantage to the designated home team? I am thinking down the line if Raps have to play game 7 against Milwaukee, Milwaukee would obviously be the "home" team do they have an advantage that we have to fear?
     
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    My god... All these turnovers...
     
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    The American media is only now finding out about Kyle.
     
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    Closer than it needed to be, but they forced the turnovers at the end.
     
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    ROFL. Who is that? Embarrassing.
     
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    Another gutsy win. Fred is simple marvelous. I know we will give the Bucks a tough fight.
     
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  14. Clark4Ever What we do in hockey echoes in eternity...

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    We still give up big leads too often but this team is resilient.
     
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    And because of these performances he’s going to ca$$$$$$h in next year.
     
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    That was part of the agreement to join the league in 1995.

    They've done a remarkable job of holding to it over all the years.
     
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    Highly likely we play Orlando in round one? Oh wait I see Brooklyn too.

    How do we stack up?
     
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    The raptors have everything that the leafs desperately want. They have elite defense which can win them games alone. Have star players who can dominate on their own and win you games. They have the best or 2nd best coach in the league. Their depth players (Ibaka, Powell, OG, Davis) can outperform their starters any given night and it won't be a surprise. They are both physically tough and mentally tough having the mindset of a champion with the ability to close off the noise. Raptors just know how to win close grinding games against the best competition in the NBA
     
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    Raptors in 4. Orlando is a nothing team. No player can take over for them and drop 30 a night. Their defense got hurt with Isaac's ACL injury. The raptors will have an easy path to the 2nd round. If they draw the sixers in the ESF they should be able to win in 5 or 6. The Celtics will be tougher but I can see the raptors winning a hard-fought 7 games versus them
     
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    So how's the NBA doing things? Are they finishing off the regular season then playoffs?
    Sorry, didn't look thru the thread to find out.
     
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    8 regular season games and playoffs
     
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    What does this mean?
     
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    Means we are very good defensively when he is on the floor
     
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    Good question, I've been wondering the same thing. I think the answer is no but not 100% sure, hopefully someone more knowledgeable chimes in.
     
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    Nope, really no advantage in basketball when you take away the fans (and the general favourable reffing that comes with it).

    Think there will be a bunch of sweeps in the early rounds.
     
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    Thanks!
     
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