Mega Thread The Official Bigfooty NBA Week 4 Thread (Where we're already socially distancing on defence)

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Jack Richards

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From ESPN:

While Kemba Walker (knee) and Romeo Langford (wrist) are injured, the other seven players who will be sitting Sunday -- guard Javonte Green and Jaylen Brown, forwards Jayson Tatum, Semi Ojeleye and Grant Williams and centers Robert Williams III and Tristan Thompson -- all are out Sunday, and likely for some time beyond, because of the league protocols.

That will leave Boston with only those eight players -- guards Marcus Smart, Jeff Teague, Payton Pritchard, Carsen Edwards and Tremont Waters, swingman Aaron Nesmith and centers Daniel Theis and Tacko Fall

Gonna be messy for Boston
 

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I just can't see them getting through all 72 games of this season. It's just a constant game of whack a mole.
 

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I just can't see them getting through all 72 games of this season. It's just a constant game of whack a mole.
Yeah agreed, it's getting really dicey.

Washington have played Boston and Miami in their last two, Tatum is positive now, wait on the rest of the Celtics. Heat have had a couple of iffy test results.

Even if just those three teams had to sit in limbo for a while, it still creates chaos with the schedule. And lord knows it's not just those three teams.
 

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Refs are socially distancing themselves from Denver.

Think it's almost inevitable that they will be forced to play in a bubble again, at some point..
 

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Yeah agreed, it's getting really dicey.

Washington have played Boston and Miami in their last two, Tatum is positive now, wait on the rest of the Celtics. Heat have had a couple of iffy test results.

Even if just those three teams had to sit in limbo for a while, it still creates chaos with the schedule. And lord knows it's not just those three teams.
This current “suck it and see” approach can’t be sustainable come playoffs surely. What happens if you’re if you’re heading into a Game 7 and one team can’t field enough players? Postpone Game 7 for two weeks?

Also feel for a team like Toronto who were in the bubble, home for a short time and now hubbing in Tampa. Long time to be away from family and this is surely a part of their poor start.

I don’t know what the answer is, but it’d be peak Phoenix to be playing great and then have the season shutdown.
 

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This current “suck it and see” approach can’t be sustainable come playoffs surely. What happens if you’re if you’re heading into a Game 7 and one team can’t field enough players? Postpone Game 7 for two weeks?

Also feel for a team like Toronto who were in the bubble, home for a short time and now hubbing in Tampa. Long time to be away from family and this is surely a part of their poor start.

I don’t know what the answer is, but it’d be peak Phoenix to be playing great and then have the season shutdown.
I can't see the season surviving without mass immunization. Or dual bubbles or something trippy.

With incubation periods and the current rate of infection in the US, keeping 450 young men in 30 states plus all coaches and support staff infection free is a hell of a big ask. Seth Curry and Tatum are two players that already have played games while positive. Trying to contact trace AFTER that point just seems like an exercise in futility, as many have pointed out.

Bubble should agree with the Sunnies though. Undefeated Bubble Masters.
 

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This current “suck it and see” approach can’t be sustainable come playoffs surely. What happens if you’re if you’re heading into a Game 7 and one team can’t field enough players? Postpone Game 7 for two weeks?

Also feel for a team like Toronto who were in the bubble, home for a short time and now hubbing in Tampa. Long time to be away from family and this is surely a part of their poor start.

I don’t know what the answer is, but it’d be peak Phoenix to be playing great and then have the season shutdown.
ANd you know what happens to coaches in the bubble....
 

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