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An Interesting Question Relating to the Rising Stars Challenge and a Potential Trade on DisplayEdit

Hey, I know this is just a talk going around purely on speculation alone, but considering that there's plenty of talks revolving around Anthony Davis and the potential link involving the Los Angeles Lakers offering both Lonzo Ball and Kyle Kuzma (with talks from Ball's camp stating his interest is more in a team like the Phoenix Suns (a.k.a., a team with a lack of quality point guards right now) than the New Orleans Pelicans being in mind should a trade be confirmed), it does bring up an interesting question at hand that I think should be best left to you. Basically, in the event any trades revolving around a Rising Star or two come up during the trade deadline, should there be a note signifying a trade went down before the game began, but was previously on the team during the roster announcements? You know, something similar to the injured list of players from recent years there. I'm not 100% sure if such an occurrence ever happened beforehand during the very existence of the Rising Stars Challenge back in the 1990's (if there was, I clearly missed it somewhere), but it should be something that needs to be answered in the event something revolving around a rookie or sophomore player in the NBA gets caught up in a trade before the Rising Stars game begins for future reference. (I hope I wasn't rambling a whole lot on this one.) – AGreatPhoenixSunsFan (talk) 01:33, 5 February 2019 (UTC)

Administrators' newsletter – February 2019Edit

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Protect Mike Scott (basketball) pageEdit

Hi Bagumba, can you also protect the Mike Scott (basketball) page? He is also involved in the multi-player Tobias Harris trade that was "reported" yesterday. Natg 19 (talk) 17:46, 6 February 2019 (UTC)

@Natg 19: Sorry, I only got to this now. Looks like the trade is completed. Thanks for the effort.—Bagumba (talk) 23:40, 6 February 2019 (UTC)

Why won't you allow the FIBA Intercontinental Cup top scorer of finals award even in the article?Edit

Is there a justification for this other than personal opinion? Also, it's not original research. Several sources, including official and independent and from large trusted media state the lead scorers of those games. No original research at all. And even the argument it isn't an award (it is) is not a justification to remove it from the article itself. That was used for your argument about a separate article. Statistics are allowed on sports articles, one way or the other. And if you won't agree to it being called an "award", then it should be called a "statistic".Bluesangrel (talk) 21:57, 6 February 2019 (UTC)

@Bluesangrel: I thought my edit summary was clear. If you have a specific question about it, please ask it. If you don't agree, that's your prerogative. However, arguing that it's my "personal opinion" isn't constructive. That would just be your "personal opinion" too. Finally, please see the guideline WP:ONUS. Regards.—Bagumba (talk) 23:58, 6 February 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Walt TorrenceEdit

 On 7 February 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Walt Torrence, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Walt Torrence (pictured) was an All-American college basketball player for UCLA before joining the US Army and winning a gold medal at the Pan American Games? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Walt Torrence. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Walt Torrence), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Amakuru (talk · contribs) 00:01, 7 February 2019 (UTC)

Protect Bobby Portis, Jabari Parker and Otto PorterEdit

Trade just reported, both teams playing right now and usually don’t anno7nce during a game Rikster2 (talk) 01:08, 7 February 2019 (UTC)

Done.—Bagumba (talk) 01:13, 7 February 2019 (UTC)
Well, I just added/reverted on Otto Porter: there's plenty of sources that say it's a done deal. I don't know about what's usual, but what I do know is there's a ton of reliable sources that state it as a fact. Thanks, Drmies (talk) 03:08, 7 February 2019 (UTC)
I'm not getting blocked for edit warring, so I will leave this to fellow basketball-based editors to back me up if they wish. DaHuzyBru (talk) 03:12, 7 February 2019 (UTC)
(edit conflict) @Drmies: WP:RSBREAKING first and foremost. WP:SPORTSTRANS gets into the tricks or the trade sources (some not so reliable) employ. Comments are welcome, especially if you have specific sources you want to discuss. Regards.—Bagumba (talk) 03:14, 7 February 2019 (UTC)
Meh thanks, but it's not really worth my time: I'll go with what you know. Take it easy, and thanks for all the good work you do around here. Drmies (talk) 03:17, 7 February 2019 (UTC)
@Drmies: Likewise. FWIW, it's sad when even the Washington Post states this unconditionally without citing their source.[1]Bagumba (talk) 03:23, 7 February 2019 (UTC)
Hmm I think it's sad if some mediocre team scores 142 points on you and there's still 4 minutes to go. But maybe the WaPo just knows this really well! Drmies (talk) 03:25, 7 February 2019 (UTC)

Harrison Barnes and Justin Jackson also need protecting. There may be other people involved, but I’m going to bed. Rikster2 (talk) 04:04, 7 February 2019 (UTC)

Got Randolph too.—Bagumba (talk) 04:24, 7 February 2019 (UTC)

IP trollEdit

You appear to have a delightful friend following you around! He appears to think you are stupid :P I feel sorry for your notification bell. DaHuzyBru (talk) 16:03, 7 February 2019 (UTC)

Tre JonesEdit

Hello, can you please move Draft:Tre Jones to its own article. I am not allowed to do so, because the article was previously deleted for lack of notability, but administrators can. The subject is clearly notable now. Wisestork (talk) 22:26, 7 February 2019 (UTC)

@Wisestork: Can you try contacting the last deleting admin, Ivanvector? Cheers.—Bagumba (talk) 12:07, 8 February 2019 (UTC)
Bagumba, this user was blocked as a sock but IMO Jones easily meets GNG and now I am concerned the AFC for this article will be declined because of it. Can I do anything to help get the article promoted? It’s well sourced and IMO Jones will win some major awards this year (May be front runner for national defensive player of the year). Rikster2 (talk) 01:44, 9 February 2019 (UTC)
You can review it: Wikipedia:WikiProject_Articles_for_creation#How_to_get_involved.—Bagumba (talk) 02:36, 9 February 2019 (UTC)
The article name is protected, I can’t accept it from AFC Rikster2 (talk) 04:52, 10 February 2019 (UTC)
I went and accepted it. It needs categories added; I'm limited to mobile access right now and never really remember all the relevant cats.—Bagumba (talk) 08:30, 10 February 2019 (UTC)

Clyde Drexler pageEdit

Why did you delete my revision to the Personal Life section of Clyde Drexler's page? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Robinohanlon (talkcontribs) 15:56, 8 February 2019 (UTC)

@Robinohanlon: Apologies if the edit summary that I had left was unclear. The sources that you cited are about Clyde Austin, the Harlem Globetrotter, and is not the same person as Clyde Austin Drexler, the former NBA player. Regards.—Bagumba (talk) 17:05, 8 February 2019 (UTC)

Isaiah Thomas (1989)Edit

Can’t undo it, seems ridiculous. Talk page seems to have disappeared Rikster2 (talk) 02:36, 14 February 2019 (UTC)

Move's don't have undo's. You just have to do another move. I moved it back.—Bagumba (talk) 03:27, 14 February 2019 (UTC)
Thanks. I didn't really have a lot of time to fight with it. Rikster2 (talk) 13:00, 14 February 2019 (UTC)

Warning for userEdit

Hey. Could you perhaps consider warning this user for personal attacks and/or directing statements towards me i.e. here and here. They also made an odd edit to Daniel Kickert with a dubious change then "reverted" as if it wasn't them. Cheers. DaHuzyBru (talk) 01:32, 17 February 2019 (UTC)

Warned on PA, and redacted one of the edit summaries.—Bagumba (talk) 06:20, 17 February 2019 (UTC)
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