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  1. ptatc

    Will There Be a 2020 Season?

    When you aren't part of the union and most likely never will be, you tend not to be a high priority.
  2. ptatc

    Will There Be a 2020 Season?

    I think there are enough trials out there that it will happen earlier than that. Obviously there is no way to be certain. However, just like the discussion of baseball there is far too much money involved for it not to get pushed along. It will be interesting to see the FDA approval. The FDA is far more conservative than any other country. Normally it can take years before a drug is approved here after it is in Europe. I bet that doesn't happen here.
  3. ptatc

    Will There Be a 2020 Season?

    *mic drop* rides off into the night.
  4. ptatc

    Will There Be a 2020 Season?

    There are enough vaccines getting set to go to large scale human trials that I think early next year is a reasonable goal with late this year a possibility. I dont really think that the baseball season is in jeopardy. His reasoning is sound but I dont think that situation will happen.
  5. ptatc

    Will There Be a 2020 Season?

    Really? That's surprising. I would think basketball and hockey would be more questionable with being indoor.
  6. ptatc

    Will There Be a 2020 Season?

    Thanks. Been busy.
  7. ptatc

    2019-2020 Official NBA Thread

    The medical staff didn't have the influence on Deng, it was the coaching staff. I'm not saying they haven't done a good job. Their recent record isn't great. If they were truly unhappy with the medical staff, which they would be justified by the results, they would have let go more than just the lowest person. As I said, if they make significant changes to the medical staff, I'll change my opinion. Right now it just doesn't look that way. The game is far less physical and training programs have advanced but the players have changed as well. The are bigger and heavier. This does not translate well when they are running and jumping on very hard surfaces. Far too many training programs are focusing on strength and mass as opposed to motor control and balance advancements which is what basketball players need to to control their bodies during the pounding on the surface but especially on landing from jumps. This is where the majority of injuries in basketball occur. Load management is helpful with the size of these players. However, if the lower levels of training, high school and college changed their philosophy a little, it wouldn't be as needed. Unfortunately, change takes time especially in sports.
  8. ptatc

    Will There Be a 2020 Season?

    Doesn't mean it isn't true from their view.
  9. ptatc

    2019-2020 Official NBA Thread

    True. If they fire the entire medical staff then I'll change my opinion. I just haven't heard that anything else will happen and they don't think so either. But the place is walking on eggs right now waiting for the next moves.
  10. ptatc

    2019-2020 Official NBA Thread

    I think it's more him being a public scapegoat for the injuries the last few years. It's funny how they publicized it usually these moves don't get much press. The new regime didn't know the medical director, physician or strength and conditioning people either. You can see by the reaction a couple on this board. It makes fans feel better that they did something even if it was the lowest guy in the hierarchy. I'm sure his contract being up helped but Chip will hire the new guy anyway not the GM.
  11. ptatc

    2019-2020 Official NBA Thread

    True. Which is a shame because they really do know what they are doing. Jeff is just a scapegoat for the new regime. Why fire the AT but keep the director? The AT mostly just handles the injuries after the happen. Keeping Chip means they really dont have an issue with what's been going on with prehab and care.
  12. ptatc

    2019-2020 Official NBA Thread

    Too bad Jeff is a good guy. Keeping Chip is the important part though.
  13. ptatc

    FS: Draft Profile-Max Meyer RHP Minnesota

    Not a big fan of the delivery. Throws from a low arm angle and has that dumba$$ straight up finish so he has to spin at the end instead of driving toward the hitter. Not as bad as Rodon but similar in motion.
  14. ptatc

    FS: Draft Profile-Cade Cavalli RHP Oklahoma

    Really like his delivery and follow through. Nice clean and straight towards the hitter.