2022-23 NBA Week 1: Drama for Wembanyama

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Less than 3 days to go before the 2022-2023 season commences. Lest this be a special season not due to the crowning of a potential new champion, should the Warriors fail to repeat, but for the race to the bottom. The prize? 14% chance of securing the no 1 pick, and with it the newly termed Alien Victor Wembanyama the 7'2" point-shooting-centre.

There will be many distractions of course throughout the season, some consensual.

The season tips off with West and Eastern powerhouses colliding:

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The Celtics minus coach Ime host traditional rivals from Philly. The 6ers look stacked with the addition of PJ Tucker, D House and Montrez Harrell. Lots of flexing here.
Meanwhile out west, will we see Draymond Green clocking a Lakers player? Let's hope it's Westbrook

Thanks for your patience during the off season. May the banter begin.
 
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Anyone not watching do yourself a favour and switch on the Mavs game, Luka putting on a clinic early.
 

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Jayson Tatum has become a legitimate MVP candidate. His passing/playmaking and defence has been extraordinary.
Giannis, Luka, Jokic all still clearly better players at this stage.

Definitely developing in to a more well rounded player though.
 

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Derrick White playing his best game as a Celtic. Quality trade from Brad Stevens.

Credit to the Orlando Tragic, Haven't given up, fought the game out.
 

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Cavs @ Bulls is becoming interesting.

Chicago making a come back, but I feel like they haven't got the fire-power to get the W, but they are making it a fun game
 

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The Ben/beard trade was meant to be two teams relieving each other of their biggest problems. At this stage all they've done is held hands and shat themselves together
 

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The Ben/beard trade was meant to be two teams relieving each other of their biggest problems. At this stage all they've done is held hands and shat themselves together

Sixers gave up way too much for Simmons, wiped out all of their best role players and worse still, lost their 1RP this year to tbe Nets.
 

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Gee the refs let Giannis do a lot with his off-arm when attacking the rim.

Am hoping The Rockets win the lottery this season for you mate, you guys deserve some luck :)
 

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MVP candidates after 3 games?

If he maintains this form for the rest of the season yes, first Celtic since Bird to put up 100 points after the first 3 games.

Not saying he will win it or will be favourite, but his defence and passing is on a whole new level so far this season..

I think it's sustainable, naturally he will the occasional off night, but he has the true Alpha mentality and belief now
 

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The Ben/beard trade was meant to be two teams relieving each other of their biggest problems. At this stage all they've done is held hands and shat themselves together

Simmons might end up a decent fit on the nets.

A lot of shooting around him and claxton is improving
 

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Denver lose to Utah, beat GS in GS. Now tied at home against OKC.

Start of the seasons are always fun.
 

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Weren't Miami up by 30 or so against the Raptors not so long ago?
 

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Sixers gave up way too much for Simmons, wiped out all of their best role players and worse still, lost their 1RP this year to tbe Nets.
Drummond was leaving anyway

So it was Ben, Seth and 2 picks for Harden...

It is staggering to me anyone could look at this as anything other than a huge steal from Morey.
 

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Simmons might end up a decent fit on the nets.

A lot of shooting around him and claxton is improving
He literally is going backwards as an offensive player, people really think we aren't going to see hacka Ben the second we get in to the play offs?
 

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If he maintains this form for the rest of the season yes, first Celtic since Bird to put up 100 points after the first 3 games.

Not saying he will win it or will be favourite, but his defence and passing is on a whole new level so far this season..

I think it's sustainable, naturally he will the occasional off night, but he has the true Alpha mentality and belief now
He is averaging 3 assists a night, he has the ball in his hands a lot. He is still an average play maker.
 

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He literally is going backwards as an offensive player, people really think we aren't going to see hacka Ben the second we get in to the play offs?

He is playing with kd irvint two top5 3 shooters all time and other offensive players. He doesn't need to score
 

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