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Re: NBA thread 2017-18 v. I dub thee champions
« Reply #105 on: July 04, 2017, 09:04:08 AM »
all the rumors of Derrick Rose meeting with the Bucks is the worst thing ever.

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« Reply #106 on: July 04, 2017, 09:12:45 AM »
I heard they were taking him on a tour of the local hospitals as part of his recruiting visit.
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« Reply #107 on: July 04, 2017, 12:53:43 PM »
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« Reply #108 on: July 04, 2017, 06:56:52 PM »
Hayward to the C's.
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Re: NBA thread 2017-18 v. I dub thee champions
« Reply #109 on: July 04, 2017, 07:07:13 PM »
Not sure what to do with my Crowder shirt!

We still can't rebound. Zizic looked not ready in yesterday's summer league game.
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« Reply #110 on: July 04, 2017, 07:11:16 PM »
Scoring is valued over rebounding these days.
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« Reply #111 on: July 05, 2017, 01:17:10 AM »
Z-Bo going to Sacramento. He belongs in Memphis, otherwise deserves to go to a better organization than freakin Sacramento

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« Reply #112 on: July 05, 2017, 01:48:38 AM »
^ no arguement there on Z-Bo should be in a better place, but the reality is, no team is going to offer him that much money ($24M for 2 years) when he is going to turn 36 soon. At this point of his career, I think he knows his window for a title has closed and it is better off to go for the money one last time before he has to retire.
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« Reply #113 on: July 05, 2017, 02:18:24 AM »
Yep. Don't wanna be Z-Broke :lol
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Re: NBA thread 2017-18 v. I dub thee champions
« Reply #114 on: July 05, 2017, 06:18:11 AM »
Hayward to the C's.

The Cs are gonna be really fun to watch. Let's see who they get rid off in order to make space for that contract.

Not sure what to do with my Crowder shirt!

We still can't rebound. Zizic looked not ready in yesterday's summer league game.

I think Stevens will figure this one out. The Cs have a nice combination of forwards which will be very interesting to watch, they're going full small ball this year it seems.
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« Reply #115 on: July 05, 2017, 06:21:37 AM »
Yup, Speed and transition. 

Olynuk was not tendered a contract so he's a one piece. Amir Johnson signed elsewhere.  There's the second piece so far.
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Re: NBA thread 2017-18 v. I dub thee champions
« Reply #116 on: July 05, 2017, 11:47:32 AM »
Z-Bo going to Sacramento. He belongs in Memphis, otherwise deserves to go to a better organization than freakin Sacramento

To be fair, Sacramento made the right move trading Demarcus Cousins, and got a lot of good talent in return. Buddy Hield is going to be a star. They also had a great draft. So the Kings are young, but they have a really good coach, a bunch of talent, and now an established vet like Z-Bo to set the tone. I think they are on the way up.

I will say, however, I agree that Z-Bo should have retired in Memphis. But he wants to start, and his options for that (and that contract) were limited, most likely. In Sac, he gets paid, gets another rabid fanbase behind him, and he is the starting PF. Pretty much a no-brainer for him.

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Re: NBA thread 2017-18 v. I dub thee champions
« Reply #117 on: July 10, 2017, 11:33:09 AM »
C - Karl-Anthony Towns
PF - Gorgui Dieng
SF - Andrew Wiggins
SG - Jimmy Butler
PG - Jeff Teague

6th - Jamal Crawford (SG)
7th - Taj Gibson (PF/C)
8th - Tyus Jones (PG)
9th - Justin Patton (PF/C) -- if he heals in time to play.

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« Reply #118 on: July 12, 2017, 07:49:58 PM »
I think Kevin Durant left his sense of humor in OKC...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ry3bJ6IL0SY

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« Reply #119 on: July 12, 2017, 08:19:17 PM »
After the crazy free agency period, this is actually a fun read... Ranking the Worst Max Contracts in NBA History

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2720354-ranking-the-worst-max-contracts-in-nba-history
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Re: NBA thread 2017-18 v. I dub thee champions
« Reply #120 on: July 13, 2017, 08:59:27 AM »
I think Kevin Durant left his sense of humor in OKC...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ry3bJ6IL0SY

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We were watching that last night. What a douche.
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« Reply #121 on: July 13, 2017, 09:01:09 AM »
I think Kevin Durant left his sense of humor in OKC...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ry3bJ6IL0SY

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« Reply #122 on: July 13, 2017, 09:54:27 AM »


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« Reply #124 on: July 17, 2017, 09:52:37 PM »
Watch out Warriors and the Cavs, the Lakers are the champion... in the Summer League!  :lol  :lol  :lol
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Re: NBA thread 2017-18 v. I dub thee champions
« Reply #125 on: July 18, 2017, 09:30:11 PM »
So we watched a lot of the summer league. Lonzo Ball was excellent, but the Lakers made a steal with Kyle Kuzma.
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« Reply #126 on: July 19, 2017, 09:35:31 AM »
So we watched a lot of the summer league. Lonzo Ball was excellent, but the Lakers made a steal with Kyle Kuzma.

Lonzo obviously has skills, but it is summer league and means absolutely nothing. We'll see how he does when the actual regular season tips off, and he's lined up against guys such as Westbrook, Lillard, Thomas, Irving, Paul, Teague, etc. I think Ball is going to be good, but there's going to be a learning curve. He's not going 15-10-10 every night against the best PGs in the world...at least not yet.

Glad to see Boston got Hayward. Although with that glut at small forward, they gotta figure it out...doesn't Brown play SF too? Don't want to stunt that guy's growth...but not sure he's big enough to play the 4...

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« Reply #127 on: July 19, 2017, 10:53:37 AM »
So there's talk that Brown will play guard along with Isaiah. Nothing has been definitively set though.


As far as Lonzo, yes, definitely it's only summer league, but still, his skills really stood out. That's all.
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« Reply #128 on: July 19, 2017, 12:34:09 PM »
So there's talk that Brown will play guard along with Isaiah. Nothing has been definitively set though.


IT, Brown, Hayward, Morris, Horford? That sounds interesting. Rozier, Smart, Crowder, Taytum, Zizic as backup should be pretty solid, I see a lot of small ball in the Celtic's future.
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« Reply #129 on: July 19, 2017, 01:42:58 PM »
Zizic has a loooooong way to go.
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« Reply #130 on: July 19, 2017, 02:10:25 PM »
Zizic has a loooooong way to go.

For sure, but given he's the only other center in the team he will probably get decent minutes this season unless Ainge pulls another move. Also why I think they'll be playing a lot of small ball, they don't have enough bigs to do anything else.
I've been reading some reports about the Celtics planning to make a run for Anthony Davis before the trade deadline which would make a lot of sense, they're clearly betting on the Davies/cousins experiment failing miserably which I think is a safe bet.
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« Reply #131 on: July 19, 2017, 02:16:12 PM »
Well, we'll see. The last report was by Chris Mannix of The Vertical, but you've got to remember that Mannix is a Boston guy. He said people were talking about that in Vegas. To me, he's a pipe dream. Ainge has to figure out what he's going to do with Isaiah first.
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« Reply #132 on: July 19, 2017, 02:37:48 PM »
Ainge has to figure out what he's going to do with Isaiah first.

He's in a tough spot. IT is a liability on defense just because of his size. He can score with anyone, at any time. But at some point, that speed and lift starts to go, and he will have trouble. I love IT. Wish he was on my team. Tons of heart and hustle, which you can't teach. But I'm not sure you hand a max deal to a guy his size. You'd be paying for past performance, which is going to decline. IT had his pinnacle season. He'll probably put up good numbers for the next few years for sure, but he won't replicate almost 30 ppg again. That was a season for the ages.

I don't envy Ainge. He knows he needs to move IT. But he also knows he'll be crucified by the fans if he does.

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« Reply #133 on: July 19, 2017, 03:10:12 PM »
Ainge has to figure out what he's going to do with Isaiah first.

He's in a tough spot. IT is a liability on defense just because of his size. He can score with anyone, at any time. But at some point, that speed and lift starts to go, and he will have trouble. I love IT. Wish he was on my team. Tons of heart and hustle, which you can't teach. But I'm not sure you hand a max deal to a guy his size. You'd be paying for past performance, which is going to decline. IT had his pinnacle season. He'll probably put up good numbers for the next few years for sure, but he won't replicate almost 30 ppg again. That was a season for the ages.

I don't envy Ainge. He knows he needs to move IT. But he also knows he'll be crucified by the fans if he does.

Let's wait and see how this season goes, IT should be able to keep this up the way he's progressed throughout his career, but he might also slow down in which case Danny could have it easier.
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« Reply #135 on: July 22, 2017, 12:01:24 PM »
Irving sees the writing on the wall.  He sees James not committing to staying in Cleveland beyond next season and doesn't want to be stuck on the dumpster fire that will be the LBJ-less Cleveland Cavaliers.

Plus, I always get the sense that he is one of those guys who would rather win 40 games while being the best player, rather than winning 55 on a team that can contend for the title while being the 2nd best player. 

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« Reply #136 on: July 22, 2017, 11:45:25 PM »
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« Reply #137 on: July 23, 2017, 08:04:50 AM »
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« Reply #138 on: July 23, 2017, 08:05:26 AM »
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« Reply #139 on: July 24, 2017, 07:19:44 AM »

Plus, I always get the sense that he is one of those guys who would rather win 40 games while being the best player, rather than winning 55 on a team that can contend for the title while being the 2nd best player.

Not sure this is the case, Irving probably believes he is good enough to lead a team to a championship but as long as he's in the shadow of LBJ he won't get the credit he thinks he deserves. Plus, it's been reported for some time now that the situation in Cleveland is bad with players recommending Jimmy Buttler and PG13 not to go there so that is probably a factor as well
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