Cram
Last year

NBA Season 2021-22

One day to go!

Anyone got predictions?

I have nothing crazy. Nets over the Jazz in the Finals. Giannis MVP. KD Finals MVP. Jalen Green ROY, Clarkson 6th man. Snyder COTY. Gobert DPOY.

Most Improved is more of a crapshoot. I reckon OG Anunoby might have a good crack.

Most looking forward to seeing:
- Giddey rookie season
- Patty having some huge games on a big stage
- My new look Raptors
- The Simmons side show

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Stevy  
Last year

Top 4 West (Regular Season)
Suns
Jazz
Lakers
Nuggets/Warriors/Mavs


Top 4 East (Regular Season)
Bucks
Heat
Nets
Sixers/Bulls/Hawks

ECF:
Nets (If Kyrie plays) or Heat vs Bucks

WCF:
Suns vs Jazz/Mavs

Finals
Nets vs Suns or Heat vs Suns

ROY: Jalen Green
MVP: Luka, if Mavs finish 4th seed or above
MIP: MPJ
6th Man: Herro
DPOY: Gobert/Adebayo

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Anonymous  
Last year

I look forward to Dad's army falling apart at the seams

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Cram  
Last year

The Lakers will be interesting viewing, even if its not for good basketball.

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Musk  
Last year

If you didn't say you were a raptors fan Cram I reckon one might think you’re a Jazz one as you seem to be really high on them mate. I think they’ll have a good year but nba finals is a stretch and a half.

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Anonymous  
Last year

I'm looking forward to dads army winning it all and lebron being mvp.

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RobT  
Last year

Hi Stevy, as usual you put rhyme and reason to your post.

On a serious note, "ECF: Nets (If Kyrie plays) ... ".if Nets are playing finals won't that exclude all un-vaxed players in NY?

At best, he can play the away games, I think.

On a less-serious note, got to pull you up on one bit, the same bit; "ECF: Nets (If Kyrie plays) ... ". Have you forgotten (or, did you know?) that Nets now have Patty Mills? Who needs Kyrie (lol, just kidding). Aussie in, Aussie out?

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Stevy  
Last year

@RobT

I really have no specifics regarding Kyrie, but I do think that in the 2nd half of the season or in the playoffs, he should be playing, whether that is through him getting vaccinated or because the mandate in NY will be scrapped.

Hehe, I knew that the Nets had Mills, and if Kyrie was playing, I do think that Mills would have been a contender for the 6th man. Even without Kyrie, the Nets are still a strong finals team. KD without Kyrie and an injured Harden pushed the Bucks to 7 games and was a shot away from the finals. It is kind of scary that Aldridge is coming back along with Griffin, and they added Mills plus Millsap.

I do think that the Heat will be the strongest rival to the Nets. The Bucks while still a strong team, have gotten a bit weaker IMO. The new NBA rules on officiating will also favor a scrappy tough team like Miami. It should be a fun season.

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RobT  
Last year

@ Stevy

Please explain: The new NBA rules on officiating will also favor a scrappy tough team like Miami.

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Stevy  
Last year

There will be changes in officiating, especially with regard to foul baiting. To clarify, every team in the NBA is going to benefit from this, not only Miami.  

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Cram  
Last year

The western conference is wide open for mine so I think the Jazz are as likely as about 6 other teams of winning the xonferebce. They'll likely be one of the top couple of seeds after the regular season which will help. I think they can get it done.

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Anonymous  
Last year

There is zero chance LeBron is MVP.

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KET  
Last year

Simmons suspended already haha

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RobT  
Last year

Stevy, thanks for speedy reply.

I thrilled to watch this.

I am some what of an old fart and hate unfair advantages, in all of life. The sort of thing that basketball has perpetuated all along.

I had my intro to refereeing basketball in the 1980's as an apprentice. Peter Fricker (Preston, Vic) was my teacher/coach. He taught me (us) rules. I remember those and still feel they are relevant today.

Here's the bit I want to emphasise.
In an on ball situation, watch the defensive player closely. If there is illegal contact between the opposing players, you are able to decide if the defence did do anything wrong. If not, then the offensive player is "must be" "guilty". Call the offensive foul. Simple as!

Let's face it, it is hard work to play good, legal defence. When you get it right, it should be acknowledged and rewarded.

In the pro games the agenda is to entertain, I know. Apparently, calling fouls on the offence is not entertaining(?)! Well, I for one am glad it is changing.

Stevy, thanks again. Really glad I asked. Really happy with the answer.

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RobT  
Last year

The video, itself, is also great. The presenter(?) follows the pro-game's agenda in that he is entertaining, very easy to watch and likable. His explanations are clear as and the chosen clips are entirely relevant. Have a watch. No, you don't have to like the rule-change, but it is going to make a difference to the calls so if, like me, you didn't know about them, catch up.

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Aussie  
Last year

I've got Foxtel to watch NBA and NBL games on ESPN.

Out of curiosity, will SBS Viceland be showing live NBA games again this season?

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KET  
Last year

Yes they are!

Here's the schedule

https://www.sbs.com.au/topics/sport/article/2021/10/05/how-watch-nba-live-sbs

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Aussie  
Last year

Thanks mate

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Cram  
Last year

This one includes the early ESPN games too

https://www.theroar.com.au/nba/nba-live-stream-tv-guide-australia/

I've got the NBA LEague Pass 8-games a month package for $15 per month this season, which combined with the SBS and ESPN games hits at about the right amount of games for me.

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Luuuc  
Last year

#PattyMillsBeastMode

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