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NBA Offseason

Post by A_B » Sat Jun 15, 2019 5:35 pm

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Re: NBA Offseason

Post by L-Jam3 » Sat Jun 15, 2019 5:38 pm

Great haul for the Pellies.
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Post by Joe K » Sat Jun 15, 2019 5:44 pm

L-Jam3 wrote:
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Great haul for the Pellies.
Wouldn’t be surprised if the Pelicans have more trades planned and they flip Lonzo and/or the #4 pick.

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Post by Johnnie » Sat Jun 15, 2019 6:16 pm

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Post by Joe K » Sat Jun 15, 2019 7:06 pm

I think the Pelicans did about as well as possible, given Rich Paul’s efforts to depress the market for Davis elsewhere besides LA. They can do even better, IMO, if they can turn Lonzo and/or the 4th pick into an established player.

On the other side, the Lakers absolutely had to do this. With LeBron turning 35 this offseason and the Warriors likely to take a big step back in 2019-20 due to the Klay injury and Durant injury/departure, the Lakers need to be all-in on this upcoming season. Reports coming out that Kemba will be their big free agent target, although I think Butler is the better option among guys likely to be available.*


*I’m assuming that Kyrie is headed to the Nets, Thompson stays with the Warriors, Kawhi picks Raptors or Clippers, Middleton stays with the Bucks, and that Durant goes to the Knicks but either way misses all of next season.

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Post by DSafetyGuy » Sun Jun 16, 2019 8:09 am

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Those two swaps down the line could end up being bonuses for the Pelicans if AD walks after one year (his agent said he was still going to explore free agency) or if LeBron gets hurt again.
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Post by HaulCitgo » Sun Jun 16, 2019 8:42 am

Bidding against yourself

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Post by DSafetyGuy » Sun Jun 16, 2019 5:56 pm

HaulCitgo wrote:
Sun Jun 16, 2019 8:42 am
Bidding against yourself
Well, when your ass is hung out to dry when a franchise legend leaves the front office and LeBron's agent is pulling strings, you don't have much choice but to save face. Lakers got their guy and... we'll see how much space they have left and what they can do with it.
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Post by Joe K » Sun Jun 16, 2019 6:16 pm

DSafetyGuy wrote:
Sun Jun 16, 2019 5:56 pm
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Sun Jun 16, 2019 8:42 am
Bidding against yourself
Well, when your ass is hung out to dry when a franchise legend leaves the front office and LeBron's agent is pulling strings, you don't have much choice but to save face. Lakers got their guy and... we'll see how much space they have left and what they can do with it.
Yeah, the Lakers absolutely had to do this trade, even though they gave up a lot. They still have a lot of work to do on free agency to fill out the roster — and who knows if Pelinka can competently handle that task. But they’ll also be the only team in the NBA next season that has two of the top 6 players in the league.

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Post by HaulCitgo » Sun Jun 16, 2019 6:47 pm

LeBron is number six?

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Post by A_B » Sun Jun 16, 2019 6:52 pm

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LeBron is number six?
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Post by Rex » Sun Jun 16, 2019 7:40 pm

With Durant out for the season, I guess it’s Kawhi, Harden, Curry, AD, Zion....and then Lebron?

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Post by L-Jam3 » Sun Jun 16, 2019 7:49 pm

Giannis?
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Post by Rex » Sun Jun 16, 2019 7:51 pm

L-Jam3 wrote:
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Giannis?
Hey, I’m not the one trying to shoehorn Lebron into the top 6.

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Re: NBA Offseason

Post by mister d » Sun Jun 16, 2019 8:27 pm

Zion over LeBron for 2019-20, eh?
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Post by Joe K » Sun Jun 16, 2019 8:35 pm

FWIW, I was thinking that the top-3 is Kawhi, LeBron and Giannis in some order, followed by Curry and Harden, then Davis at #6. Seven through ten would be some combo of Dame, George, Jokic and Embiid. This isn’t the same thing as most valuable regular season player, where Giannis and Harden were clearly the best last year, but rather who you’d want for a playoff run. And Durant would certainly be in the top-4 but for his injury.

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Joe K wrote:
Sun Jun 16, 2019 8:35 pm
FWIW, I was thinking that the top-3 is Kawhi, LeBron and Giannis in some order, followed by Curry and Harden, then Davis at #6. Seven through ten would be some combo of Dame, George, Jokic and Embiid. This isn’t the same thing as most valuable regular season player, where Giannis and Harden were clearly the best last year, but rather who you’d want for a playoff run. And Durant would certainly be in the top-4 but for his injury.
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Post by HaulCitgo » Sun Jun 16, 2019 9:37 pm

Well you've got to get to the playoffs with some sort of positioning so legs and injuries have to be part of the deal. Not sold that LeBron will be LeBron next year. Really feel like those days are done.

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Re: NBA Offseason

Post by brian » Sun Jun 16, 2019 9:53 pm

He didn’t have to play 100+ games last season so that might help him have some more juice next season.

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Post by Pruitt » Mon Jun 17, 2019 6:04 am

They're expecting over a million people for the Raptors' victory parade.

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Post by tennbengal » Mon Jun 17, 2019 7:08 am

Good on you for keeping that spark in the marriage alive.

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Post by Johnnie » Tue Jun 18, 2019 6:44 am

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Post by Johnnie » Tue Jun 18, 2019 4:12 pm

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Post by Johnny Carwash » Tue Jun 18, 2019 4:14 pm

Does this mean the end of those State Farm commercials that take up 60% of every NBA broadcast?
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Post by Joe K » Tue Jun 18, 2019 7:08 pm




Okay, NOW can we say that Danny Ainge definitively blew it by not trading for Kawhi last summer?

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Post by Johnnie » Tue Jun 18, 2019 7:12 pm

Yes.
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Post by EdRomero » Tue Jun 18, 2019 7:13 pm

So Kawhi could leave with Irving and Horford?

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Post by mister d » Tue Jun 18, 2019 7:20 pm

Maybe he'd be leaving with something?
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Post by Joe K » Tue Jun 18, 2019 7:22 pm

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So Kawhi could leave with Irving and Horford?
You don’t think the Celtics could’ve won the East and beaten a decimated Warriors team in the Finals had they traded Jaylen Brown, Rozier and some picks for Kawhi?

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Post by EdRomero » Tue Jun 18, 2019 7:40 pm

Joe K wrote:
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So Kawhi could leave with Irving and Horford?
You don’t think the Celtics could’ve won the East and beaten a decimated Warriors team in the Finals had they traded Jaylen Brown, Rozier and some picks for Kawhi?
Was that trade actually on the table? I heard Popovich likes Brown a lot, but I'm not sure it was an option (and what else they'd have to give up). To answer your question, yes they could have won, but just because it worked out for Toronto, doesn't mean it would have worked out for Boston. Toronto struck gold, won it all, so it will forever be a great move no matter what happens next. But if you win at blackjack getting a two by hitting with a 19, it doesn't mean it was a great move. Damn, that sounds way too much like something Bill Simmons would say, and I don't mean to say Toronto was lucky -- they made all the right moves and put themselves in position to win. But a lot of times it goes the wrong way.

I think Kyrie and Kawhi would have left Boston after one year even if they won it all. In hindsight, Ainge fucked it up, but each decision he made at the time was reasonable, and I think he's getting too much local criticism now. Last year at this time, everyone was saying nobody but Golden State was going to win (barring injuries -- lucky Toronto), so by that logic, it makes sense to build around Tatum and Brown waiting for the Warriors to get old. If Brown and Tatum are guys you can build around is another conversation.

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Post by Johnnie » Tue Jun 18, 2019 7:42 pm

Yeah, I'm not going to pretend anymore. The Celtics get there had things play out differently for them, but the same for the Warriors.

They'd also be going into immediate rebuild mode ASAP, but they probably hang a banner before that happens.
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Post by Johnnie » Tue Jun 18, 2019 7:55 pm

mister d wrote:Couldn't have pegged me better.

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Post by tennbengal » Tue Jun 18, 2019 7:55 pm

Ainge sure as fuck has been treating Tatum and Brown like they are future superstars. Celtics better hope they are..

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Post by EdRomero » Tue Jun 18, 2019 8:06 pm

tennbengal wrote:
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Ainge sure as fuck has been treating Tatum and Brown like they are future superstars. Celtics better hope they are..
A year ago, those 2 with Horford, Smart, and Rozier beat the Bucks, Sixers, and came within a game of the finals
(a game when Rozier forgot how to shoot), so it wasn't crazy to think this core could continue to improve. And then a healthy Irving and a recovering Hayward somehow made it all worse (along with the other teams in the East getting better).

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Post by HaulCitgo » Tue Jun 18, 2019 8:10 pm

Don't know how holding a market value on horford is a problem. Overpaying is a bigger problem despite needing him in the lineup. He may very well resign just that he will check to see if he gets more dough elsewhere. Also agree that results are not a good way to evaluate decision making so the fact that it worked out for Toronto doesnt make the decision bad. Problem is now they need guys plural and that's tougher in a short time frame. I'm all for patience to try and build a consistent winner and I think Hayward will give them more than most think.

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Post by sancarlos » Tue Jun 18, 2019 8:48 pm

Are teams really lining up to give Horford a four-year deal?
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Post by EdRomero » Tue Jun 18, 2019 8:58 pm

sancarlos wrote:
Tue Jun 18, 2019 8:48 pm
Are teams really lining up to give Horford a four-year deal?
It might turn into a bad contract eventually, but he would be a great final piece for many teams. Does just about everything well and seems to be a great teammate who will compliment a star.

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Post by wlu_lax6 » Wed Jun 19, 2019 7:07 am

So the Lakers are working to figure out their roster. They need picks. Feels like a smart GM who is not in a position to win right now could really take advantage of this.....Good thing the Wizards don't have a GM right now.
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Post by Giff » Wed Jun 19, 2019 8:14 am

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That wasn't earlier this year. That was last season in the playoffs in Utah where after this, they won three straight against the Jazz and took the Warriors to game 7 in the WCF.

THEY HATE EACH OTHER SO MUCH.
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Post by DSafetyGuy » Wed Jun 19, 2019 9:07 am

I am shocked Chris Paul would get under the skin of another basketball savant.

Apparently, Horford has a very strong relationship with Kenny Atkinson, the head coach of Brooklyn. Strong rumors that he is going there.
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