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"NBA Off-season Post"


          

Well…it’s that time. The NBA never stops. What’s gonna pop off, this summer? Who’s on the move? Where does Ben play? Is Dame serious about leaving? Suns resigning Chris? Does Lowry finally become a Laker?

when I threw the rifle in the river,
it looked like Bol Bol was diving in the river - Action Bronson

  

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All indications are lots of S&Ts and player movement
Jul 21st 2021
1
Chris Paul and other stuff
Jul 21st 2021
2
They have to pay CP3. They don't really have a choice, imo.
Jul 21st 2021
5
lots of decent free agent options at PG
Jul 21st 2021
3
Dame for Khris and Jrue. Who says no?
Jul 21st 2021
4
Milwaukee should 100% say no to that.
Jul 21st 2021
6
Need to add McCollum in there contracts wise
Jul 21st 2021
7
I believe Dame said he wants to go to Philly or NYK.
Jul 21st 2021
8
the Bucks would be stupid to say yes
Jul 21st 2021
11
I hope Warriors get Simmons and ship off Draymond.
Jul 21st 2021
9
I disagree re: Dray and Ben.
Jul 21st 2021
10
      crazy that this is about a #1 overall
Jul 22nd 2021
24
           and that some people don't want Simmons, another #1 overall!
Jul 24th 2021
30
IT'S THE MOST WON-DERFUL TIIIIME OF THE YEAR!
Jul 21st 2021
12
i wouldn't be mad if they threw a bunch of money at lonzo.
Jul 21st 2021
13
      RE: i wouldn't be mad if they threw a bunch of money at lonzo.
Jul 22nd 2021
17
Pelicans have offered Ingram and picks for Dame…
Jul 22nd 2021
14
That seems like a bad trade for both teams.
Jul 22nd 2021
15
      To be fair, the Pels have a *lot* of first round picks.
Jul 22nd 2021
19
           Ingram and five 1sts would be an incredible haul
Jul 22nd 2021
25
Did Kawhi opt out?
Jul 22nd 2021
16
He said back during the season that he would…
Jul 22nd 2021
18
Lakers need a PG.
Jul 22nd 2021
20
I'm not a fan of the Westbrook rumors either
Jul 22nd 2021
21
I hope it is Westbrook.
Jul 22nd 2021
22
RE: Lakers need a PG.
Jul 22nd 2021
23
if it comes down to Russ or CP3 give me Russ a million times
Jul 22nd 2021
26
I'd think I'd rather have Lonzo back than overpay for either
Jul 22nd 2021
27
      While you're right, I think Zo is gonna get a big paycheck this summer.
Jul 24th 2021
31
I think Lowry would be a good fit
Jul 22nd 2021
28
Sources: Bradley Beal Considering Trade Request Before NBA Draft
Jul 24th 2021
29
Apparently Siakam wants off the Raptors? That’s… a choice.
Jul 24th 2021
32
We have a trade, folks…
Jul 26th 2021
33
Seems win win
Jul 26th 2021
34
I didn't think they could do anything until the new league year in Augus...
Jul 26th 2021
35
can’t be finalized til August 5th
Jul 26th 2021
36
Pelicans have Ball's bird rights
Jul 26th 2021
37
Oh I think they're out of the Lonzo business.
Jul 26th 2021
38
what do the Lakers get out of this?
Jul 26th 2021
39
Nothing?
Jul 26th 2021
40
What does his post have to do with the Lakers?
Jul 27th 2021
44
      RE: What does his post have to do with the Lakers?
Jul 27th 2021
48
           Oh dear god. We got Anthony Davis, two years ago.
Jul 27th 2021
49
                I was just asking question about the specifics of the Lakers'...
Jul 28th 2021
51
                     lol, What's with you telling everyone to calm down
Jul 28th 2021
52
                          I wasn't talking to "everyone"
Jul 28th 2021
55
                               Oh dear god, I'm talking about your penchant for telling people
Jul 28th 2021
58
If they think Lonzo is cheaper than Lowry…
Jul 26th 2021
43
      Lowry isn't a great deal for them IMO.
Jul 27th 2021
46
           Agreed. Lowry would need to be paired with someone else.
Jul 28th 2021
65
So they could sign someone else.
Jul 27th 2021
45
so you sayin they got Ball by the Birds? nm
Jul 30th 2021
136
Steven Adams may not make sense on paper, but I don't trade him.
Jul 26th 2021
41
      They had serious paint crowding issues with Adams and Zion.
Jul 26th 2021
42
           Definitely get the Bledsoe part and the spacing thing makes sense
Jul 27th 2021
47
                This has nothing to do with the trade
Jul 28th 2021
50
                     Honestly, if the Bucks kept Brogdon and dumped Bledsoe earlier
Jul 28th 2021
54
                          I totally forgot he was on the Bucks.
Jul 30th 2021
131
.
Jul 28th 2021
53
Jaxson Hayes involved in police incident….
Jul 28th 2021
56
is there a chance the Pistons don't take Cade?
Jul 28th 2021
57
May as well trade down if they don't
Jul 28th 2021
59
Sure, if someone offered them something bonkers.
Jul 28th 2021
64
Damn, we offered Shai and the #6 for the #1...
Jul 28th 2021
60
wow...
Jul 28th 2021
61
I mean, is that real?
Jul 28th 2021
62
      Shai's a restricted free agent after next season.
Jul 28th 2021
63
      wow...
Jul 28th 2021
67
      By the way, worth noting here, as we did on the show...
Jul 29th 2021
70
      That’s a good point regarding the timelines.
Jul 29th 2021
69
           As I mentioned above...
Jul 29th 2021
71
      Definitely feel you on the misinformation thing…
Jul 28th 2021
66
           Someone tweeted that the Lakers declined Kuz for Shai and #6
Jul 28th 2021
68
           Dudes been around for a good minute…
Jul 29th 2021
73
           There's just such a big difference between the Top 4 and the rest.
Jul 29th 2021
72
Damn…Buddy for Kuz and Harrell in the works…
Jul 29th 2021
74
Nah we getting Westbrook. Shams beat Woj on this one
Jul 29th 2021
75
Shams has a more recent tweet saying Westbrook
Jul 29th 2021
76
Yep…
Jul 29th 2021
77
LMAO Woj backtracking after the Shams scoop
Jul 29th 2021
79
I AM SPEECHLESS 😶…
Jul 29th 2021
78
? What happened
Jul 29th 2021
80
Russ…going home to play in LA…I’m elated!
Jul 29th 2021
81
      Is it done?
Jul 29th 2021
83
           Nothing is official yet
Jul 29th 2021
85
                ... I'd rather have Buddy and KCP. *darts out of post*
Jul 29th 2021
86
                     Better run fast lmao
Jul 29th 2021
88
                     Lol
Jul 29th 2021
92
                     Don't I know it, lol.
Jul 29th 2021
94
                          we didn't have great 3 point shooting in the bubble, healthy Bron & AD.....
Jul 29th 2021
98
                          KCP, who shows up every third night.
Jul 29th 2021
102
                               I agree with all that.
Jul 29th 2021
105
                                    Yeah I'm just seeing a few too many hot analytic takes on this
Jul 29th 2021
111
                                         I think Russ easily makes you all a top 3 team right away.
Jul 29th 2021
115
                     strictly on the court you’re probably right, but i don’t care
Jul 30th 2021
138
I'm like how are the Lakers financially able to make this trade?
Jul 29th 2021
99
They’re gonna trade *cue Oldman in The Professional*
Jul 29th 2021
100
RE: I'm like how are the Lakers financially able to make this trade?
Jul 29th 2021
101
Don't like the move
Jul 30th 2021
125
This draft is going to be ridiculous.
Jul 29th 2021
82
Curious where Bradley ends up
Jul 29th 2021
84
REPORT: He's staying in DC.
Jul 29th 2021
87
👍🏾
Jul 29th 2021
91
I'm curious
Jul 30th 2021
130
      Since Beal says he's committed to staying in DC...
Jul 30th 2021
132
           Assuming the Dinwiddle deal is final
Aug 03rd 2021
217
Ricky Rubio to Cleveland, Taurean Prince to Minnesota.
Jul 29th 2021
89
sixers tryna move simmons by tonight. warriors turned down this deal:
Jul 29th 2021
90
WOW…that’s a lot!!!
Jul 29th 2021
95
Lmao. Philly management drunk early
Jul 29th 2021
96
GSW's right to do so. That's too much for a guy who wants to leave.
Jul 29th 2021
97
not only does he wanna leave he prolly wants to go to the warriors lol.
Jul 29th 2021
116
Sixers acting like they sending out Jokic AND Murray lol
Jul 29th 2021
103
the 2 extra future firsts is asking too much
Jul 29th 2021
106
Yeah, no way the Warriors make that deal
Jul 29th 2021
113
Shamet to Phoenix…
Jul 29th 2021
93
You know, I'm betting THT gets dealt in a S&T for a shooter
Jul 29th 2021
104
WHY NOT?!
Jul 29th 2021
107
Laker Nation…
Jul 29th 2021
108
Go to work, Sam…
Jul 29th 2021
109
*Sly grin*
Jul 29th 2021
110
Also: I expect this to be a W for the Wizards.
Jul 29th 2021
112
Love Brad, man…
Jul 29th 2021
114
      I like seeing a guy say "hey, this is my home. Please keep me here."
Jul 29th 2021
117
Spacing is an issue but Bron/AD/Russ? Ok!
Jul 29th 2021
118
it'll be a issue in the playoffs. they'll have a wonderful regular seaso...
Jul 29th 2021
119
Agreed on both fronts.
Jul 29th 2021
120
I wonder if DeRozan
Jul 29th 2021
121
he won't help spacing and THT can do everything he can at this point
Jul 30th 2021
122
According to basketball-reference.com
Jul 30th 2021
124
Not happening.
Jul 30th 2021
139
      Derozan shoots worse from 3 than Russ, I don’t know why people…
Jul 30th 2021
140
it's Mac McClung's team now bruh
Jul 30th 2021
126
Just hope we can get him enough help
Jul 30th 2021
127
      me too.
Jul 30th 2021
128
           Lol,,nice
Jul 30th 2021
129
Who is AD's backup?
Jul 30th 2021
134
      probably Keef
Jul 30th 2021
135
Utah sending Derrick Favors to OKC…
Jul 30th 2021
123
Otto Porter is seeking the MLE…
Jul 30th 2021
133
could be an interesting Laker piece
Jul 30th 2021
137
      He is Elijah Price, aka Mr.Glass.
Jul 31st 2021
142
           that's why he would be cheap genius...
Aug 01st 2021
149
So Denver and Utah will dominate the West next season.
Jul 31st 2021
141
RE: So Denver and Utah will dominate the West next season.
Jul 31st 2021
143
He gets you stats. He puts fans in the seats.
Jul 31st 2021
144
      11 playoff appearances, 4 conf. finals, 1 NBA finals
Jul 31st 2021
145
you can't be one of the best playmakers in the league
Aug 01st 2021
146
The Malone/Payton Lakers dominated until injuries.
Aug 02nd 2021
157
Bulls signing* Lonzo according to Chris Haynes
Aug 01st 2021
147
This acquisition and the drafting of Ayo makeup for the horrible
Aug 01st 2021
148
LMAO
Aug 02nd 2021
159
      AYO>>>>>>>>>>>>>LAVINE
Aug 02nd 2021
160
RE: Bulls signing* Lonzo according to Chris Haynes
Aug 01st 2021
150
RE: Bulls signing* Lonzo according to Chris Haynes
Aug 01st 2021
151
      RE: Bulls signing* Lonzo according to Chris Haynes
Aug 01st 2021
152
      Just as a b-ball fan, I’d love to see him in Philly
Aug 01st 2021
153
      right
Aug 01st 2021
154
      Which is why I believe the rumors about him to Miami, lol.
Aug 02nd 2021
155
           ...and I know it's all just chatter until something happens...
Aug 02nd 2021
158
If the Pels let Lonzo get away *and* miss on Lowry...
Aug 02nd 2021
156
      Lowry and Zion's timelines don't matchup anyway
Aug 02nd 2021
161
      Lowry and Zion's timelines don't matchup anyway
Aug 02nd 2021
162
      Zion's timeline is right TODAY...you have him taking some steps?
Aug 02nd 2021
163
           I don't see a 35y/o with a ring voluntarily going to a 30 win team built...
Aug 02nd 2021
164
           lol right. If Zion wants to win now, Pels gotta help him get there.
Aug 02nd 2021
165
                does any point guard make the Pelicans a contender in 2 years? Do you...
Aug 02nd 2021
168
                     For the Pels, the goal isn't to win a title in the next two years.
Aug 02nd 2021
177
      *rubs hands*
Aug 02nd 2021
166
      RE: *rubs hands*
Aug 02nd 2021
167
      I'd be OVERJOYED.
Aug 02nd 2021
175
      Lowry to Miami
Aug 02nd 2021
176
Lonzo to the Bulls per Woj.... 4/85
Aug 02nd 2021
169
Seems like Lonzo truly wanted nothing to do with NOLA
Aug 02nd 2021
172
They're fucked unless Kira takes a serious leap.
Aug 02nd 2021
178
Says something about the Bulls culture...
Aug 02nd 2021
173
      Ben Wallace?
Aug 02nd 2021
182
Mike Conley returning to Utah
Aug 02nd 2021
170
Best team in the west collapsed without him...earned every penny
Aug 16th 2021
416
Let the AYO/Ball backcourt era began!
Aug 02nd 2021
171
Congrats??
Aug 02nd 2021
180
Jimmy Butler...bag acquired
Aug 02nd 2021
174
CP3 to Phoenix: 4 years, 120 mil.
Aug 02nd 2021
179
Walk it up and slow em down Chris!
Aug 02nd 2021
181
Four!
Aug 02nd 2021
186
Reply #5. They had no choice.
Aug 02nd 2021
203
Four more years of playoff injuries and dribbling out the shot clock.
Aug 02nd 2021
209
What were the terms?
Aug 03rd 2021
227
Man, where is Dennis gonna go?
Aug 02nd 2021
183
New Orleans?
Aug 02nd 2021
184
his bag dried tf up
Aug 02nd 2021
185
      Dude's gonna end up as Russ' back up again isnt he
Aug 02nd 2021
187
           Lol ok then
Aug 02nd 2021
211
shams is killing woj this offseason.
Aug 02nd 2021
188
They usually net out to even at the end of it all though right?
Aug 02nd 2021
189
i think ESPN makes Woj hold things back for air
Aug 02nd 2021
193
iono but i feel like that lakers hield/westbrook shit changed everything...
Aug 02nd 2021
194
      some people are still thinking a 3rd part of that trade may materialize
Aug 03rd 2021
214
when shams tells a us senator to eat shit then he can call me
Aug 04th 2021
356
Dwight and Ariza are back. Cool.
Aug 02nd 2021
190
Goonball back
Aug 02nd 2021
191
Ellington too. That's a great start to FA for Lakers
Aug 02nd 2021
192
Knicks gave Fournier 4/78!
Aug 02nd 2021
195
Why?
Aug 02nd 2021
199
      Because they're the Knicks.
Aug 02nd 2021
202
           Yea, say no more
Aug 02nd 2021
204
           to balance out 3 point shooting
Aug 03rd 2021
273
I'll miss you, CarusoGOAT. Bulls - 4/37.
Aug 02nd 2021
196
oh snap!
Aug 02nd 2021
197
the moment d rose agreed with the knicks this came through
Aug 02nd 2021
198
This mean Dennis is staying?
Aug 02nd 2021
201
He is a solid on ball defender. He hustles,
Aug 02nd 2021
206
I mean, Mac McClung made him expendable.
Aug 03rd 2021
221
Trevor Ariza and Dwight Howard are back to Lakers
Aug 02nd 2021
200
LeGM on that LeThanos -- Lakers putting it together
Aug 02nd 2021
205
PJ to the Heat…2/15
Aug 02nd 2021
207
Devonte Graham to New Orleans
Aug 02nd 2021
208
i like graham. hope he balls out in NO.
Aug 02nd 2021
210
Dinwiddie to Washington
Aug 02nd 2021
212
Steph set to sign 4 year, $215 million extension
Aug 03rd 2021
213
Miami WON, shit might be ugly in a couple of years but 76y/o Riles...
Aug 03rd 2021
215
More teams should operate that way.
Aug 03rd 2021
220
      I think he's trying to make up for not going all in on Harden last year
Aug 03rd 2021
223
           Certainly a possibility.
Aug 03rd 2021
228
Jeff Green left Brooklyn
Aug 03rd 2021
216
He was tired of signing 1 year deals…
Aug 03rd 2021
218
      RE: He was tired of signing 1 year deals…
Aug 03rd 2021
222
Drummond to the Sixers for 1 year.
Aug 03rd 2021
219
so basically he and Dwight trading spots, I'll take Dwight lol
Aug 03rd 2021
224
There's no contest.
Aug 03rd 2021
229
this is funny lol...
Aug 03rd 2021
225
He gotta back up his bully. Couldn’t be me
Aug 03rd 2021
235
jeez
Aug 03rd 2021
256
Miami Heat=Yuck
Aug 03rd 2021
226
I'll bet you $500 the Lakers finish ahead of the Grizzlies next year.
Aug 03rd 2021
231
      LOL
Aug 03rd 2021
239
           Gotcha. You're just trolling. Say no more.
Aug 03rd 2021
242
                No
Aug 03rd 2021
247
                     Put it this way.
Aug 03rd 2021
249
                          No.
Aug 03rd 2021
254
                               Feel free to make it less money if you’re not confident.
Aug 03rd 2021
261
Patty Mills to the Nets.
Aug 03rd 2021
230
Huge signing for the Nets, considering Ky's history.
Aug 03rd 2021
232
Fuck. Who's left? George Hill?
Aug 03rd 2021
234
RE: Fuck. Who's left? George Hill?
Aug 03rd 2021
236
The Monk and Carmelo deals
Aug 03rd 2021
244
      The beauty of having Anthony Davis Is that defense isn't a concern.
Aug 03rd 2021
248
           I don't fully understand
Aug 03rd 2021
253
                Sorry, I'll clarify.
Aug 03rd 2021
265
If the Bulls land DeRozan, we will have won the offseason
Aug 03rd 2021
233
over Miami?
Aug 03rd 2021
238
That's a bigger jump than Miami, no?
Aug 03rd 2021
240
RE: That's a bigger jump than Miami, no?
Aug 03rd 2021
246
You have to excuse him. He does this every year.
Aug 03rd 2021
245
You know this better than me
Aug 03rd 2021
258
      They can't extend LaVine until after 21-22.
Aug 03rd 2021
259
      Right now, they can offer him more than what his current
Aug 03rd 2021
...and there it is, Melo to the Lakers
Aug 03rd 2021
237
Malik Monk to the Lakers
Aug 03rd 2021
241
WHEW! Someone under 30!
Aug 03rd 2021
250
LOL.
Aug 03rd 2021
295
Fuck it, thats a good one
Aug 03rd 2021
251
Getting him on the cheap
Aug 03rd 2021
257
FUCK. He is about to get his paper.
Aug 03rd 2021
252
He'll be a good guy to give the odd bench minutes.
Aug 03rd 2021
243
The LA Expendables....or Extendables...or Expires
Aug 03rd 2021
255
Derozan to Bulls done, per Woj
Aug 03rd 2021
260
Hate losing Thad Young...
Aug 03rd 2021
263
We'll be playoff competitive for at least 3 seasons
Aug 03rd 2021
264
WOAH WOAH WOAH WOAH
Aug 03rd 2021
266
The draft assets aren't that bad though:
Aug 03rd 2021
267
      Not bad at all. It's worth it to get out of the doldrums
Aug 03rd 2021
269
If Lonzo takes another leap, that's a good ass squad.
Aug 03rd 2021
277
Half a season of competence...
Aug 03rd 2021
301
I don't see how Miami got *that* much better
Aug 03rd 2021
262
I wonder what they do with Oladipo
Aug 03rd 2021
268
He's a free agent.
Aug 03rd 2021
270
Where does he realistically fit?
Aug 03rd 2021
275
      I have no clue what he has left.
Aug 03rd 2021
278
ha. forgot about him. his regression bc injury seems real unfortunately.
Aug 03rd 2021
271
is Kyle Lowry really one of Miami's 3 best players?
Aug 03rd 2021
290
Notable remaining FA's
Aug 03rd 2021
272
Dinwiddie is a Wizard
Aug 03rd 2021
274
One down then
Aug 03rd 2021
276
damn, Miami snatched the shit out of that qualifying offer for Nunn
Aug 03rd 2021
279
Hassan Whiteside would be a nice goon pickup at
Aug 03rd 2021
280
Hassan and Birch would be real nice.
Aug 03rd 2021
281
Hope the Knicks sign Birch.
Aug 03rd 2021
327
Wonder if the knicks will ever have a top 25 point guard
Aug 03rd 2021
282
I wonder if this pandemic will end
Aug 04th 2021
348
Hmm, not sure how I feel about the Derozan deal.
Aug 03rd 2021
283
Monk is a great pick-up for the Lakers; they still have mid-level
Aug 03rd 2021
284
Rob want his respect (c)
Aug 03rd 2021
285
He deserves it. Hell of a GM/VP of Ops
Aug 03rd 2021
293
didn't McLemore sign with Portland?
Aug 03rd 2021
287
      Yup. Damn I missed that one in the FA frenzy
Aug 03rd 2021
291
again I'm like how are the Lakers financially able to do all this?
Aug 03rd 2021
286
aren't the majority of them vet minimums?
Aug 03rd 2021
288
the draw of playing in L.A. w/ LeBron, Brow & Brodie is real
Aug 03rd 2021
289
RE: again I'm like how are the Lakers financially able to do all this?
Aug 03rd 2021
292
Vet minimum deals
Aug 03rd 2021
294
Dwight, Melo, Ellington, Bazemore, and Monk are minimums
Aug 03rd 2021
305
THT Resigns for 3/32
Aug 03rd 2021
296
Key signing to buoy the Laker bench; young legs
Aug 03rd 2021
298
Very tradable contract as well.
Aug 03rd 2021
306
Kendrick Nunn too huh? Okay
Aug 03rd 2021
297
damn today is moving fast.
Aug 03rd 2021
299
He should honestly sign for 2/30 with a player option
Aug 03rd 2021
302
      at this point - probably. the market is dry for him right now
Aug 03rd 2021
304
      We used most of the tax MLE on Nunn.
Aug 03rd 2021
311
      Somewhere hoping he took the extension like Dennis
Aug 03rd 2021
323
      speaking of people turning down money where is Oladipo?
Aug 03rd 2021
314
      Not sure he has that option after we got Monk and Nunn.
Aug 03rd 2021
310
Shit. That's a nice ass backup.
Aug 03rd 2021
300
RE: Shit. That's a nice ass backup.
Aug 03rd 2021
303
      You can't sign a player in FA and flip him like that
Aug 03rd 2021
307
           yah, 3 months or December 15 (may be diff. with the year being weird)
Aug 03rd 2021
309
Cuz, I'm Rob just came to have fun...
Aug 03rd 2021
308
Buddy has to happen. Someone will take Dennnis.
Aug 03rd 2021
312
As a Celtics fan. I'm sitting here looking mad as Sam Jackson lol
Aug 03rd 2021
313
Are we going to sign literally anyone???
Aug 03rd 2021
315
team is washed with 2 young stars ready to bolt
Aug 03rd 2021
317
Did yall at least resign Time Lord?
Aug 03rd 2021
326
He's still under contract this year.
Aug 03rd 2021
328
I think Brad Stevens the GM will be worse that Brad Stevens the coach...
Aug 04th 2021
330
aye Lach. I was shocked that Boston did NOTHING
Aug 04th 2021
331
I was searching for info on the Kemba Walker trade
Aug 04th 2021
332
I mean, it's very clear their goal is the 2022/23 free agent pool.
Aug 04th 2021
341
      Thank you for helping me calm down
Aug 04th 2021
346
      That was going to be a given regardless.
Aug 04th 2021
350
           RE: That was going to be a given regardless.
Aug 06th 2021
377
      yeah I keep hearing rumors of pursuing Beal next summer
Aug 04th 2021
353
           Brad and JT on the same team *swoon*
Aug 04th 2021
354
Malik Monk will be a mega hit in LA if he can keep his life together
Aug 03rd 2021
316
What did he do? I see he's into anime. Seems like a dork.
Aug 03rd 2021
318
      RE: He was a big fan of the booger sugar
Aug 03rd 2021
324
           Ah, thats why we stayed away...damn.
Aug 03rd 2021
325
Losing Kieff to the Heat hurts our frontcourt depth but InRobWeTrust
Aug 03rd 2021
319
that rob lowe and rich paul combo is murder.
Aug 03rd 2021
320
LOL
Aug 03rd 2021
321
Mamba left us in good hands, with his mans
Aug 03rd 2021
322
      facts...
Aug 03rd 2021
329
Kemba headed to the Knicks
Aug 04th 2021
333
I'm seeing on twitter the Knicks will get Kemba Walker.
Aug 04th 2021
334
shit is crazy
Aug 04th 2021
336
Walker, Rose, Ntilkina, Quickley, McBride, Harper.. what’s the plan??
Aug 04th 2021
342
      Frank is gone. Harper, G-League.
Aug 04th 2021
344
      Got it, makes sense
Aug 04th 2021
347
      Fournier?
Aug 04th 2021
349
           RE: Fournier?
Aug 04th 2021
351
                Now I'm curious
Aug 20th 2021
434
      RE: Walker, Rose, Ntilkina, Quickley, McBride, Harper.. what’s the pla...
Aug 04th 2021
345
Outside of the Clippers, who else can offer Kawhi Leonard top dollar?
Aug 04th 2021
335
I think he's staying with the Clippers
Aug 04th 2021
337
      I know.
Aug 04th 2021
338
           RE: I know.
Aug 04th 2021
339
I think every team thinks they have a shot with the way things played...
Aug 04th 2021
340
Which is why I honestly respect what the Celtics are doing.
Aug 04th 2021
343
      100% Agree
Aug 04th 2021
352
      I agree. It's just HARD tho to wait lol. But 2022 could be great for us
Aug 04th 2021
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           It's a great shot to test the young guys, see who's of value.
Aug 05th 2021
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           right 2022 free agent list could potential include KD, Harden, Kyrie...
Aug 05th 2021
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                Ain't gonna be Kyrie lol
Aug 06th 2021
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                     1000% won't be Kyrie lol
Aug 07th 2021
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                     I've been hearing they may be looking at Beal too...
Aug 10th 2021
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Dinwiddie to the Wiz may be folded into the Westbrook deal
Aug 04th 2021
355
I Get Money (c)Julius
Aug 05th 2021
360
I starting to feel bad for Dennis...
Aug 05th 2021
361
Set up a GoFundMe for him then.
Aug 05th 2021
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geez
Aug 05th 2021
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Everyone thought he was wrong for turning down 4/84
Aug 05th 2021
366
has anybody heard anything about Tyreke Evans?
Aug 05th 2021
364
Windhorst said Pels offered CP3 100 mil…
Aug 05th 2021
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Well, at least they had the right idea! lol
Aug 05th 2021
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That's somewhat interesting
Aug 06th 2021
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      He didn’t say whether or not other teams…
Aug 06th 2021
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           He maybe alienating Zion
Aug 06th 2021
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Dennis Schroder Agrees To a 4-Year, 120 million deal with Lakers
Aug 05th 2021
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savage
Aug 06th 2021
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RE: Dennis Schroder Agrees To a 4-Year, 120 million deal with Lakers
Aug 06th 2021
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his back issues aren't why he wore out his welcome.
Aug 06th 2021
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1 year, 5.9 mill offer from Boston. Damn.
Aug 10th 2021
386
What was stopping him last season?
Aug 10th 2021
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.
Aug 14th 2021
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Reggie Jack, back to the Clippers for 2/22
Aug 06th 2021
372
Grayson Allen to the Bucks! fuuuuuuck yeeeeeees
Aug 06th 2021
374
good replacement for Tucker. guy is a pest
Aug 06th 2021
375
really?
Aug 06th 2021
380
You gotta be focking kidding me??
Aug 06th 2021
379
KD's pockets STRAIGHT...
Aug 06th 2021
381
Kawhi Leonard re-signing with LA Clippers:
Aug 06th 2021
382
I just need someone to sign Born Ready.
Aug 06th 2021
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Odds are looking slim for an American tour for The Guitar
Aug 30th 2021
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Dennis to the Celtics. 1 year, 5.9 mil.
Aug 10th 2021
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...the letter came back 3 days later, return to sender. DAMN (c)
Aug 10th 2021
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lol
Aug 11th 2021
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bruh
Aug 11th 2021
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Damn
Aug 10th 2021
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To me this outcome is worse than the Boogie/IT situations
Aug 10th 2021
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On the positive for Celtics fan
Aug 10th 2021
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So was last year.
Aug 10th 2021
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      RE: So was last year.
Aug 10th 2021
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I think his arrogance did him in on this.
Aug 10th 2021
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agree on all that
Aug 11th 2021
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      He won’t get the reps in Boston to really recoup
Aug 11th 2021
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           Wanted to see him get that bag, too…
Aug 11th 2021
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                I'm waiting for the story behind this to come out.
Aug 11th 2021
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                     maybe he just isnt well liked in league circles
Aug 11th 2021
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Kraut Kwame pockets KAPUT!
Aug 14th 2021
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Damn Strudel!!
Aug 14th 2021
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LA Clippers re-sign Kawhi Leonard to 4-year, $176.3 million max deal:
Aug 13th 2021
404
A medium sized Woj Bomb on Sunday night
Aug 15th 2021
408
Good for the Clippers.
Aug 15th 2021
409
Part of me
Aug 15th 2021
410
      Looks like a team with their top scorer injured is looking for scoring
Aug 15th 2021
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      Nah it was the shove in the back to Chris Paul
Aug 17th 2021
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Man starting the new season with a suspension...
Aug 15th 2021
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Bev gets to bully backup PGs now....and Memphis will love him
Aug 15th 2021
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Somebody on Twitter said Beverly going to Memphis…
Aug 16th 2021
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      he's basically a replacement for Grayson Allen
Aug 16th 2021
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I understand the financial aspect to this
Aug 16th 2021
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      RE: I understand the financial aspect to this
Aug 16th 2021
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      RE: I understand the financial aspect to this
Aug 16th 2021
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           Based on his play last year, especially in the playoffs…yes
Aug 16th 2021
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      You think they're punting after being a couple games from the Finals?
Aug 17th 2021
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           I mean, by all accounts Kawhi is gonna be out most of the season
Aug 17th 2021
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                and if we do know anything about Kawhi…
Aug 17th 2021
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                     Best case scenario, Bledsoe helps keep them in the mix...
Aug 17th 2021
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Marcus Smart's pockets STRAIGHT...:
Aug 16th 2021
421
Hope Patrick can get his security deposit back…
Aug 17th 2021
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Lol
Aug 17th 2021
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He still in line waiting for his barbecue.
Aug 17th 2021
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big picture wise he's making $14mil this year which is not bad for a guy...
Aug 17th 2021
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Well, yeah man…
Aug 17th 2021
432
yeah, he turned the cup of coffee into a starting job
Aug 27th 2021
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What a humbling offseason.
Aug 17th 2021
431
Nets-Lakers Christmas Day...
Aug 17th 2021
433
Lauri headed to Cleveland…
Aug 27th 2021
435
Cleveland is so incompetent.
Aug 27th 2021
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WE HAVE THE BIGS!!!
Aug 27th 2021
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If Lauri starts at the 4...
Aug 27th 2021
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      You've got to wonder if they're considering him at the 3.
Aug 27th 2021
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           Right?
Aug 27th 2021
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                Nance is a better overall player than Lauri today.
Aug 27th 2021
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So is Mobley going to play as a 3?
Aug 27th 2021
439
Is Larry Nance Jr. good enough to satiate Dame Lillard's needs?
Aug 27th 2021
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He's definitely good enough to make them better.
Aug 27th 2021
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No, but he’s an excellent 4th option or so on a team.
Aug 27th 2021
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Nance Jr is the best part of this entire trade scenario...
Sep 07th 2021
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if jones jr can contribute at pf off the bench and we we get a mid-first
Aug 27th 2021
447
"luka's been working on his cardio this offseason"
Aug 28th 2021
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Medicinal...
Aug 28th 2021
449
OH NO NOT HOOKAH
Aug 28th 2021
450
Luka Ray Doncic
Sep 07th 2021
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Kevin Love: “Fuck you, pay me.”
Aug 28th 2021
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Lol, reminds me of that Steve Nash quote…
Aug 28th 2021
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As he, and any other player, should.
Aug 28th 2021
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That's great but he can't complain about the team at the same time.
Aug 28th 2021
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      Ha fair.
Aug 29th 2021
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      Sure he can.
Aug 29th 2021
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      Yeah, nah
Aug 30th 2021
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           he has the contract and is owned the money but be a good vet sit on...
Aug 30th 2021
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                This absolutely isn't true.
Aug 30th 2021
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Grizzlies buy out Rondo…
Aug 28th 2021
453
Lakers…
Aug 30th 2021
459
Ben: Imma head out…
Aug 31st 2021
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Writing's been on the wall. I'd... love him in Portland.
Aug 31st 2021
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      That works, but because Ben is spoiled, he probably ends up in
Aug 31st 2021
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           Minnesota already has a point guard that is better than Simmons
Aug 31st 2021
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           Problem is that Minnesota starts three non-defenders.
Aug 31st 2021
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                Touché, Dlo is atrocious defensively
Sep 01st 2021
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           Morey *does* strike me as the type of dude...
Aug 31st 2021
468
Cavaliers sign Tacko Fall-- another big man! Of course!
Aug 31st 2021
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Somebody help me understand
Aug 31st 2021
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      It defies understanding. They're singularly incompetent.
Aug 31st 2021
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           Yea, that about sums it up
Aug 31st 2021
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Nets send DeAndre to DeTroit…
Sep 03rd 2021
474
I almost forgot Jah is still in the league tbh
Sep 03rd 2021
475
From National Champion... to NBA Champion?
Sep 03rd 2021
479
      Grand Opening….
Sep 09th 2021
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           lol, hey, I called it in that post.
Sep 09th 2021
485
Anyone remember when Jordan was supposed to be the...
Sep 03rd 2021
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      No. He was never touted part as a "Big 3" for the Nets.
Sep 03rd 2021
477
      Everyone should've known this was going to happen.
Sep 03rd 2021
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sheed said bron wouldnt ball out in his era.
Sep 07th 2021
482
I mean DJ has nothing left right?
Sep 09th 2021
484
He's better than Drummond, but neither can switch, obviously.
Sep 09th 2021
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we need the depth, unlike Drummond who came in w/ expectations to start....
Sep 10th 2021
488
Looks like Marc Gasol is done with the NBA
Sep 10th 2021
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Finally...
Sep 15th 2021
493
Rockets are looking to trade Wall... without buying him out.
Sep 14th 2021
489
I really don't understand his thinking here.
Sep 14th 2021
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      Horford's guaranteed money in the next two seasons...
Sep 14th 2021
492
Aaron Gordon signs a 4 year/92 mil extension with Denver…
Sep 14th 2021
491
Got faked….
Sep 17th 2021
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The Athletic has a history of "breaking" bogus stories
Sep 21st 2021
496
JJ Redick announces retirement
Sep 21st 2021
495
One of the best 3-point shooters in basketball history.
Sep 21st 2021
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Gersson Rosas fired as T'wolves' president of basketball operations
Sep 23rd 2021
498
Wiggins remains unvaccinated jeopardizing his availability for GS...
Sep 23rd 2021
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nigga finally shows some heart and commitment
Sep 23rd 2021
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lol...
Sep 23rd 2021
501
?
Sep 23rd 2021
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It's a fucking joke, you insufferable buffoon
Sep 23rd 2021
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There isn’t anything funny about questioning the heart
Sep 23rd 2021
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      Get a sense of humor, you joyless. insufferably malignant twit
Sep 24th 2021
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lol
Sep 23rd 2021
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lmao
Sep 23rd 2021
503
I read this in the voice of Tupac in Juice…
Sep 23rd 2021
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No comment on Kyrie?
Sep 24th 2021
508
      Not really surprised
Sep 24th 2021
509
Add Brad Beal to the No Vaccine crew.
Sep 27th 2021
511
Good for him and the rest. They can all sit down from here on out.
Sep 28th 2021
517
Zion gotta shed some pounds or he's heading to Brandon Royville
Sep 27th 2021
512
Porter, Jr just got a 5 year 207 mill dollar max extension.
Sep 28th 2021
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I respect Denver going all in like this.
Sep 28th 2021
514
Yup. They recognize what they've got.
Sep 28th 2021
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right, didn't they give Gordon a deal too?
Sep 28th 2021
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Yep. They like their team, and they're paying to keep it together.
Sep 28th 2021
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      RE: Yep. They like their team, and they're paying to keep it together.
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           Not really, no.
Sep 28th 2021
525
He now has the 8th richest contract in NBA history and
Sep 28th 2021
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      RE: He now has the 8th richest contract in NBA history and
Sep 28th 2021
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           Yes.
Sep 28th 2021
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They did a breakdown on his contract on ESPN.
Sep 28th 2021
524
Robin Lopez is doing his own research
Sep 28th 2021
523
Lmao!
Sep 29th 2021
526
My fellow Fresno + Treegang reprsentative nm
Sep 29th 2021
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yeah I low key cringe at some of these other dudes that barely completed...
Oct 04th 2021
529
andrew wiggins did his research.
Oct 04th 2021
528
I don't care how he got there, as long as he got the vaccine
Oct 04th 2021
530
RE: I don't care how he got there, as long as he got the vaccine
Oct 05th 2021
534
***face palm***
Oct 05th 2021
539
Luckily, he still gave a big and totally dumbassed public rant.
Oct 05th 2021
535
LOL what does he think epi pens are made of?
Oct 05th 2021
536
i DAMN NEAR CHOKED
Oct 06th 2021
545
Yeah, of course he goes and says more really dumb shit
Oct 05th 2021
538
*stands in this lane*
Oct 05th 2021
537
empirical evidence shows that research >> fucking around >>>>>
Oct 06th 2021
546
Looking the current Pels roster, does Zion really try and rush back?
Oct 04th 2021
531
He shouldn't, no.
Oct 04th 2021
532
No sir
Oct 04th 2021
533
Suns don’t want to offer Ayton the max…
Oct 05th 2021
540
Their owner is gonna fuck this up, lol.
Oct 06th 2021
541
I sorta get the hesitation but Aytons gonna get paid
Oct 06th 2021
542
      Phoenix needs to follow Denver.
Oct 06th 2021
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      100% agree
Oct 06th 2021
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      Ayton is going to get the Max. It just might not be with the Suns.
Oct 07th 2021
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Dubs looking like they might be a problem. only preseason, and only
Oct 07th 2021
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they got some active rim runners now.
Oct 08th 2021
549

Ryan M
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1. "All indications are lots of S&Ts and player movement "
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2. "Chris Paul and other stuff"
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It's going to be interesting with Paul. You can see him wanting and expecting another max deal, but he's 36 with LOTS of injuries. It's clear that he sure as shit helped the Suns make it to the Finals, but I don't know what other contender would sign him to a long-term deal, except, like, the Knicks if they miss out on Lillard and everyone else. Cp3 would probably be best off taking a pay cut to stay on the Suns or take less money to play on the Lakers or something.


Now, of course I'm mostly interested in the Warriors. Priority #1 is resigning Steph this off-season so that he doesn't enter the open market next year. So they'll offer him another supermax, which he'll deserve. There's some pipe-dreams out there about him giving the team a hometown discount, but it won't happen and it shouldn't anyway. Besides, I don't know if it would make much of a difference, cap-wise, considering all the other deals/players we've got signed.

Pundits have been saying that the Warriors NEED to package Wiseman and the picks and go after a big free agent in a sign and trade. They're wrong. They ONLY exceptions would be if you could get Kawhi or Dame, but neither of those are happening. Otherwise, the Warriors are going to need a young, athletic big like Wiseman, especially since we're in the same conference as guys like Jokic, Ayton, and Davis. So trading Wiseman and the picks for someone like Ben Simmons would be a waste.

In terms of depth, two good first round picks can go a long way. Oubre should really except a coming off the bench role and re-sign. Then the team really needs to pursue a David West veteran-type. If that all can happen, I think the Warriors would be in good shape.

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5. "They have to pay CP3. They don't really have a choice, imo."
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>It's going to be interesting with Paul. You can see him
>wanting and expecting another max deal, but he's 36 with LOTS
>of injuries. It's clear that he sure as shit helped the Suns
>make it to the Finals, but I don't know what other contender
>would sign him to a long-term deal, except, like, the Knicks
>if they miss out on Lillard and everyone else. Cp3 would
>probably be best off taking a pay cut to stay on the Suns or
>take less money to play on the Lakers or something.

CP3 so perfectly matches what the Suns want to do, and clearly he has terrific chemistry with both Booker and Ayton. It's gonna be realllllllly hard to max a guy at his age. Even coming off the performance he just gave in the playoffs (something like 23 and 9 in the last three rounds). So Phoenix would definitely have to stop and think about it.

If I'm CP3 and I really want to stay in Phoenix to remain in contention (because you're right, no real contender if paying CP3 a max deal)... I ask for one of two things:

1. a big money 2-year deal. If it doesn't work out, CP3 can still vet min deal with a contender for a year or two until he's completely washed.
2. an extended non-max deal with guaranteed money but paid out over, like, 5 years. This would allow Phoenix to stretch their money so they can pursue a couple of supporting bench pieces in free agency a little more easily, so the roster would be better and it would give CP3 the knowledge that he's getting paid until he's over the hill, lol.

If I'm Phoenix, I'd be stoked about #2. It wouldn't cost much up front, and paying him down the line is Future Person Problems-- it's also likely a pretty tradeable deal if it doesn't work out if the annual cost is fairly reasonable. #1 would be great for the long term cap flexibility-- if it doesn't work out next year, he's an awesome expiring contract-- but also feels like it'd have the potential to create a little more uncertainty about the Suns' core, and the chemistry was just so good this season. I wouldn't want to fuck that up.

Ultimately, and I know a couple of people here would kill me for saying it... but they're the Suns. They don't have a title. They hadn't made the Finals in nearly three decades. And there's no replacement for CP3 on the market-- there just isn't. So whatever he asks for, you probably just have to pay. Regardless of age, regardless of what happens years down the line. Because without CP3 next season, you're in Perennial Six Seed At Best Mode for the rest of Booker/Ayton's deals. And losing CP3 and getting worse likely wouldn't make Booker and Ayton super happy. So keep everyone happy. Pay now, contend now, worry later.

And if people adamantly say "no! get rid of him!"... then they need to pitch the realistic plan that gets Phoenix to stay in contention without him. I don't think one exists.


>Otherwise, the Warriors are going to need a young, athletic
>big like Wiseman, especially since we're in the same
>conference as guys like Jokic, Ayton, and Davis. So trading
>Wiseman and the picks for someone like Ben Simmons would be a
>waste.

The concern about Wiseman is precisely about the Jokic/Ayton/Davis matchups in the immediate future, though. He's still very clearly a project, and with the core all above 31, you've got to think the Warriors want to contend for titles, like, in the next two years, realistically. If you think Wiseman is Ayton-level good in the next two years, you keep him, for sure. But if you don't?

I think dealing him for Simmons in that scenario is really interesting-- especially because I trust the Warriors waaaaaay more than the Sixers in terms of getting the most out of his considerable skill set. I mean, shit, the Warriors have turned Andrew Wiggins into a not-horrible player. Imagine what they can do with an All-Defense All-Star if they can give him renewed confidence and teach him to be not awful at FT shooting. Dray could do wonders with Simmons.

That said, I'm also a guy who thinks switchable big players like Dray and Simmons have way more value than drop coverage bigs. Especially in the playoffs. So I'm admittedly biased. But man, if all Simmons needs is a change of scenery and he gets to the right spot? It's gonna be huge for that team.

I also don't really know who I love for the Warriors with the picks. Like, Bouknight and Duarte, maybe, if they're both there? Think that'd probably be the best case scenario? There just won't be too many win-now pieces on the board. The future value for a bad team is way higher than the immediate in this year's draft outside of the top 5.





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3. "lots of decent free agent options at PG"
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https://www.spotrac.com/nba/free-agents/point-guard/

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4. "Dame for Khris and Jrue. Who says no?"
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Haven't looked at contracts or any of that, but if that was offered as the principle deal, who says no, and who should?

IMO that would be just about the best deal Portland would get.

  

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6. "Milwaukee should 100% say no to that."
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A 20-6-5 wing who shoots over 40% from 3 and isn't a total liability on defense is such a commodity in today's NBA. As is an 18-5-6 PG who has the potential to lock down the opposing PG.

Dame's the best player of the three, obviously... but I'm not convinced that a Dame-DiVincenzo-Tucker-Giannis-Lopez lineup is better and more balanced on both ends than a Jrue-DiVincenzo-Middleton-Giannis-Lopez lineup. And since they just won the title, no reason to rock the boat imo. Run it back til the wheels fall off.

I also don't think Portland would do that either, truthfully, because Jrue-CJ-Powell-Middleton-Nurkic or whatever doesn't have a great deal of upside. Middleton and Jrue are perfectly positioned as great second and third options on a title contender... I don't think either of them is the top guy on a contender. Much more value in a system than on their own.

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7. "Need to add McCollum in there contracts wise"
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and if I was the Bucks, I'd still say no. If it ain't broke...

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8. "I believe Dame said he wants to go to Philly or NYK."
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11. "the Bucks would be stupid to say yes"
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9. "I hope Warriors get Simmons and ship off Draymond."
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I'm not that high on Simmons as a whole, but as a Draymond replacement he'd be an upgrade. He could play anything from the 3 to the small ball 5, great D (pause), better scorer, can run offense through him like Draymond (Simmons is a better decision maker with the ball), etc.

If you have him and Dray on the same team though, he loses a lot of his value, as you now have another non-shooter clogging up the offense and not doing much off the ball.

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10. "I disagree re: Dray and Ben. "
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First off, I think Dray gives a lot of value off ball, because he's such a dynamic passer and playmaker, and he reads the game at such a high level. Yes, you can't have him just camp out at the 3 point line, because he won't space defenses, but the Warriors don't do that with him much anyway. Opposing teams can't just let Dray catch and operate at his own pace in the half court, because Dray's too good at finding the opportunities for himself and others.

Second, the Warriors play one of the fastest paces in the NBA, and Ben Simmons is elite, full stop, in transition. They don't need to do much settling into half court sets with freaks like Ben and Dray running the court, with their size and live dribble passing. They'd be a top 3 offense minimum with Ben and Dray running the break.

Third, Dray seems to me to be the *perfect* mentor for a guy like Ben. If a torch is to be passed, and I agree it's a good idea for the Warriors to plan on that happening, then why not learn from the absolute best?

Fourth, the Warriors helped Andrew Wiggins be a non-negative impact player-- and helped him shoot the best percentage of his career. If anyone can help Ben become a not-awful shooter, it's probably them. Furthermore, the spacing Ben would see from being on a floor with Steph and Klay would open all sorts of dribble drive opportunities for him. The offense clogging isn't much of a concern if two of the players are the best 3 point shooters on the planet.

Fifth, if they trade Dray, they're not trading Wiseman, and I definitely don't think a Ben and Wiseman lineup is better than a Ben and Dray lineup.

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24. "crazy that this is about a #1 overall"
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>the Warriors helped Andrew Wiggins be a non-negative
>impact player

WHAT A TIME TO BE ALIVE

  

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30. "and that some people don't want Simmons, another #1 overall!"
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One that's made an All-Star team and an All-Defense team at that!

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12. "IT'S THE MOST WON-DERFUL TIIIIME OF THE YEAR!"
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Bulls fans are itching to see what AK does.

We need a PG and supposedly the AK and Eversley are going to be real aggressive in the next month.

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13. "i wouldn't be mad if they threw a bunch of money at lonzo."
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a lonzo/zach/vuc core should have us competitive. can't ask for much more at this point. be competitive and start to build a winning culture and hope to get lucky with draft picks (especially from europe considering AK's ties) and/or free agents.

no idea what to think about pat williams. i can see him being a borderline all star if he breaks out of his shell, but he may not be that kind of guy. hard to tell considering he was one of the younger (youngest?) players in the league last season. his only glaring weakness is his passiveness. maybe that is something that can be fixed with experience.

  

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17. "RE: i wouldn't be mad if they threw a bunch of money at lonzo."
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>a lonzo/zach/vuc core should have us competitive. can't ask
>for much more at this point. be competitive and start to build
>a winning culture and hope to get lucky with draft picks
>(especially from europe considering AK's ties) and/or free
>agents.

+ Kyle Lowry - no chance, cost too much.
+ Lonzo Ball - S&T w/ Lauri, but he'd have to agree to sign with the Pelicans. Plus we couldn't sign Theis and would maybe have to let Thad and/or Satoransky go.
+ Spencer Dinwiddie
+ Dennis Schroder

I'd be cool with any of these guys. ANYBODY that can set up the offense.

>no idea what to think about pat williams. i can see him being
>a borderline all star if he breaks out of his shell, but he
>may not be that kind of guy. hard to tell considering he was
>one of the younger (youngest?) players in the league last
>season.

There are SOOO many factors that go into play with how a young player develops. And with the previous regime, I always had very low expectations whenever we had a draft pick. Every year Paxson would come out with the excuse, "We don't know how good our guys are." That led me to believe that even if a kid WAS good, the Bulls didn't have the infrastructure in place to really help players reach their full potential.

I don't know enough about how this new Bulls front office works. It was great seeing both Williams and Donovan at a playoff game, so it seems like he's bought in. Physically Williams has all the tools to be at the very least a starter in this league. His defense alone does that. My thing is, kinda like Giannis, we may not know how good he is until maybe his 3rd or 4th year. Can/will the Bulls wait that long?

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14. "Pelicans have offered Ingram and picks for Dame…"
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https://twitter.com/LandonBuford/status/1418032906056970247?s=20

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15. "That seems like a bad trade for both teams."
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Lillard and Zion won't be enough to do anything serious out West and I'm assuming that would be a ton of picks the Pelicans would have to deal to swing that trade. Mortgaging the future of the franchise just to potentially languish and moderately improve in the present doesn't seem that prudent. I'm guessing if this rumor is real, David Griffin feels some pressure to try and improve the team immediately while Zion is there.

On the Portland side, making that move would pretty much signal that the franchise is waving the white flag and would be in rebuild mode since Ingram and picks isn't nearly enough of a return for Lillard.


*edit*

I should note that I didn't click the link, so there could be other details that I missed, such as a third team being involved. IMO, a three team trade is going to be necessary to swing a trade involving Lillard since his contract is relatively huge.

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19. "To be fair, the Pels have a *lot* of first round picks."
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11 in the next seven seasons, at least. And while most of them will be low-first round because they're largely from Milwaukee and the Lakers... all it takes is one Giannis injury or AD injury to suddenly have an extra swing in the lottery. This is also assuming they don't sign-and-trade Lonzo, which would likely net them at least one additional pick.

I think Ingram and, say, five picks? That'd be a hell of a package for Dame. You're right that Portland wouldn't be in contention, but they aren't going to be able to deal Dame and stay in contention, that's a lost cause. May as well cash in as hard as you can on draft stock if you're sending him out.

As for New Orleans, yes, Zion and Dame also aren't enough to be in contention... but it'd definitely make New Orleans a *lot* more attractive to free agents. And, as you alluded to above, it'd keep Zion happy, which is the Pelicans' priority #1. Plus, they'd still have another six first round picks in the next seven seasons, so it wouldn't be a complete mortgage of the future.

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25. "Ingram and five 1sts would be an incredible haul"
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that would be impossible to pass up

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16. "Did Kawhi opt out?"
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you can't understand it with an explanation

  

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18. "He said back during the season that he would…"
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only because it makes sense to…but he hasn’t, yet.

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20. "Lakers need a PG."
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I hope it's not CP3.

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21. "I'm not a fan of the Westbrook rumors either"
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a trade for Dame would be great but I don't see that happening. DRose maybe???

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22. "I hope it is Westbrook."
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the drama that will ensue when LeBron grabs a rebound that hinders westbricks triple-double chances..

*birdman gif*



>a trade for Dame would be great but I don't see that
>happening. DRose maybe???

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23. "RE: Lakers need a PG."
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>I hope it's not CP3.

I hate CP3 too but I think he’d be a good fit

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26. "if it comes down to Russ or CP3 give me Russ a million times"
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<--- Big Baller World Order

  

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27. "I'd think I'd rather have Lonzo back than overpay for either"
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31. "While you're right, I think Zo is gonna get a big paycheck this summer."
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If the Lakers really want a PG that's Zo-quality or better, they're just gonna need to open that wallet.

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28. "I think Lowry would be a good fit"
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29. "Sources: Bradley Beal Considering Trade Request Before NBA Draft"
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https://bleacherreport.com/articles/2946317-sources-bradley-beal-considering-trade-request-before-nba-draft

"Beal does not have a proverbial list of preferred destinations, but it was mentioned by multiple sources that he would welcome joining teams such as Boston, Golden State, Miami or Philadelphia—although Beal requesting a trade would all but guarantee an expansive bidding war across the league. The number of potential destinations and interested suitors could span a significant portion of the NBA."

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32. "Apparently Siakam wants off the Raptors? That’s… a choice."
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Not sure how many teams would tailor so much of their offense around what Siakam does as Toronto has done.

If the Raptors could get Simmons for Siakam and future picks, that’d be such a colossal grand fucking slam for Toronto.

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33. "We have a trade, folks…"
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https://twitter.com/BobbyMarks42/status/1419757449448394752?s=20

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34. "Seems win win "
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Pelicans get out from under 2 bad contracts, get a good player in JV, and only move down 7 spots. They’ll spend to keep Zion happy I’m sure.

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35. "I didn't think they could do anything until the new league year in Augus..."
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36. "can’t be finalized til August 5th"
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37. "Pelicans have Ball's bird rights"
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So why free up all this money for a guy that you would have had no problem getting anyway?

I think this is for Lowry.

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38. "Oh I think they're out of the Lonzo business."
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All the smoke for Lonzo or Lowry to the Lakers never made sense - they both want to get paid, and as you said - the Pelicans have Lonzo's bird rights so why do this?

It's definitely to get a core of Zion/Lowry/Ingram + whatever else - they do have a lot of assets. They just freed up what, like 34 million? It was stupid of them to trade for and then IMMEDIATELY extend Steven Adams, but then again - better to fix the mistake instead of thinking it's a sunken cost I guess.

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39. "what do the Lakers get out of this?"
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40. "Nothing?"
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44. "What does his post have to do with the Lakers?"
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48. "RE: What does his post have to do with the Lakers?"
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Adrian Wojnarowski
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BREAKING: Memphis is finalizing a trade to send Jonas Valanciunas and 2021 Nos. 17 and 51 picks to New Orleans for Steven Adams, Eric Bledsoe, 2021 picks Nos. 10 and 40 and a protected 2022 first-round pick via the Lakers, sources tell ESPN.

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49. "Oh dear god. We got Anthony Davis, two years ago."
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51. "I was just asking question about the specifics of the Lakers'..."
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involvement in the trade, I didn't realize it was for a pick they already traded.

Calm down.

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52. "lol, What's with you telling everyone to calm down"
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Everyone is calm.

"oh dear lord" is some deadpan, facepalm shit.

It's not like I said OMG YOU FUCKING IDIOT HOW CAN YOU BE SO STUPID

Nobody is 1/10th as amped up as you seem to think they are when they interact with you.

  

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55. "I wasn't talking to "everyone" "
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58. "Oh dear god, I'm talking about your penchant for telling people"
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to calm down

That's your consistent go-to.


  

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43. "If they think Lonzo is cheaper than Lowry…"
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… then I think there’s a good shot they spend on Lonzo and pocket the rest for additional moves/pieces. Zion and Ingram both like Lonzo, and if they can get Lonzo for, say, 8 mil per year less than Lowry? I’d… strongly consider just keeping Lonzo.

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46. "Lowry isn't a great deal for them IMO."
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Better to resign Zo, and keep evwryone within the same window.

I know, veteran leadership and whatnot. But i think that can be had for far, far cheaper.

But Lowry does not get them a title, and I think this is the year BI takes that all star step and becomes a nightmare for other teams to deal with.

Price tag aside, i just don't see how he makes sense for this team.

He's a guy a good team pays to get over that hump and got a title. Miami, Philly, either LA team, Boston, these make sense. Young teams trying to break into the playoffs? I just don't see the value of a guy like him vs a guy like Lonzo from a bit picture standpoint.

  

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65. "Agreed. Lowry would need to be paired with someone else."
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And unless there are more moves ahead-- and maybe there are!-- then I don't really see the wisdom in bringing in Lowry unless your plan is to contend for a Top 4-5 seed in the west *next season.*

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45. "So they could sign someone else. "
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If they have his bird rights, they could sign someone else to fill other needs, and then either resogn him or sign and trade him.

There's no downside whatsoever to getting off a bad contract and clearing space, especially when you get a solid player like Jonas in the deal.

  

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136. "so you sayin they got Ball by the Birds? nm"
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41. "Steven Adams may not make sense on paper, but I don't trade him. "
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Valacuinas is nice but I think Adams was a better fit for the Pelicans.

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42. "They had serious paint crowding issues with Adams and Zion."
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Jonas can help space the floor better. Adams is a better defender, but he alone won’t make that defense better. They gotta resolve those offense issues first, and Jonas definitely helps there. Plus now they can get off that dreadful Bledsoe contract— and this year, the 10th and 17th picks really aren’t that different.

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47. "Definitely get the Bledsoe part and the spacing thing makes sense"
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but I don't feel like trading Adams is going to solve that....I think Adams is better suited to be the banger in the post, especially if Zion is going to be playing point bully.

Adams is Chuck Norris for me...like no one is hard fouling a team with Steven Adams on the floor....or in the stadium.

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50. "This has nothing to do with the trade"
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but with Bledsoe being considered dead weight by the Pelicans, I wonder how much he was holding the Bucks back the years he was on the team. To be somewhat fair to him, the change in point guard wasn't the only change the Bucks made to this year's championship team, so I guess it isn't truly possible to get an answer to that question.

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54. "Honestly, if the Bucks kept Brogdon and dumped Bledsoe earlier"
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they would have won LAST year.

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131. "I totally forgot he was on the Bucks."
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If memory serves me right, he had an injury that cut into his playing time with Milwaukee. Brogdon is a pretty good bucket maker. Would be nice to see if he manages to get on a better team than the dead in the water Pacers. The dude is pretty damn talented.

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53. "."
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56. "Jaxson Hayes involved in police incident…."
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https://amp.tmz.com/2021/07/28/nba-jaxson-hayes-arrested-hospitalized-alleged-violent-incident/?__twitter_impression=true

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57. "is there a chance the Pistons don't take Cade?"
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59. "May as well trade down if they don't "
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64. "Sure, if someone offered them something bonkers."
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Like, if OKC said Shai, the 6th pick, their 2022 first rounder, and Poku, lol. Or if Cleveland offered the 3rd pick, Okoro, Garland, and a future pick. Just imagine something where your first response is "that's crazy"-- and that's what it would take.

It's clear that they know what they have in the opportunity to draft Cade and what the value of a player like Cade would be to the league. So I doubt they move unless they can fleece someone.

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60. "Damn, we offered Shai and the #6 for the #1..."
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Detroit said nah.

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61. "wow..."
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62. "I mean, is that real?"
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I saw someone say we're in the moment of misinformation from front offices.

Shai + 6 is actually a fair offer. And of course, OKC has to make a move at some point. But I can't see them getting rid of a guy who's a likely all star in the next 2 years with all the assets they have.

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63. "Shai's a restricted free agent after next season."
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So whichever team has him, OKC or Detroit, would have to commit to signing him to a max deal in the next calendar year. And Detroit simply isn't on the timeline where having someone like Shai on max money makes sense. Same goes for OKC, really, which is why I wouldn't be surprised if they tried to deal him for a top 4 pick in this draft-- or trade the #6 and Shai for Cade. (Or, as you said, use their assets to make moves, sign Shai to the max, and try to start genuinely pushing for playoff runs in the next 2ish years.)

I think it's a pretty fair deal... but it's not really a deal that makes sense for a team like Detroit that's looking realistically to be bad for at *least* another two seasons. And they have zero money on the books after 2022/23-- you can tell where their timeline is. They want to let Cade and the young core cook. And if they think Shai's upside is All-Star but Cade's upside is Top 10 in the NBA kinda guy... then the 6th pick in this draft just isn't enough of a sweetener imo. Detroit's looking for the highest potential possible dudes with their lotto picks-- that's why they gambled with guys like Hayes and Sekou when there were more NBA ready dudes available.

I just chatted with Jim from the Three Man Weave on a new NBA Draft episode of 2.1 Seconds to Madness (cheap plug), and we tried to name draft prospects of the last ten drafts that we'd definitely have taken before Cade. We settled on Zion and AD... and that's it. He's just such a special dude, so well-rounded, so elite at so many things, not bad at really anything.

And I love Shai-- and I agree, Shai can definitely be an All-Star once he's on a good team. But yeah, for Detroit, who isn't looking to truly make moves until three seasons from now (unless Cade absolutely crushes from Day 1, not impossible), you gotta go for the superstar upside.

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67. "wow..."
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>I just chatted with Jim from the Three Man Weave on a new NBA
>Draft episode of 2.1 Seconds to Madness (cheap plug), and we
>tried to name draft prospects of the last ten drafts that we'd
>definitely have taken before Cade. We settled on Zion and
>AD... and that's it.

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70. "By the way, worth noting here, as we did on the show..."
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... that *doesn't* mean Cade will be better than everyone else, obviously, lol. It just means, in terms of being a very high-floor, very high-ceiling prospect... he's at worst top 5 and probably top 3 of the last decade, because he just does so many things elitely and has very few gaps in his game, even at this young an age. He's like if you designed the ideal player for this era.

Maybe it doesn't pan out, maybe he gets hurt, maybe Detroit just totally fucking sinks him, lol, I mean, who knows from here? But that's the level of prospect entering the draft he is. His upside is definitely "superstar." And his downside is... still quite high.

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69. "That’s a good point regarding the timelines. "
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Having a transcendent talent on a rookie contract is far too great to pass up. I’m shocked Cade is that good according to you guys, but if that’s the case - they’d be INSANE to trade down.

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71. "As I mentioned above..."
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... it's just that the ceiling and floor are both so high. Like I said in the Justivity post, the best comparison I can make for Cade is "6'8 Ben Simmons who has alpha mentality and can shoot 40% from 3." Like, in the NBA, that's... a superstar. A franchise-changing dude.

He's not yet the defender Ben is... but Ben was a lousy defender in college, and Wiggins was a really good defender in college and a lousy one in the NBA, so who the fuck knows with that, lol. But an elite passer, great scorer at all levels, really good shooter, really good defender, hard worker, high motor guy, high IQ, really good rebounder due to effort, superb character, and big time leader who wants to take the big shots in the big moments. There aren't a lot of "here's the weakness" things with him-- and any nitpicks I *could* conjure can probably be dismissed due to (a) age and (b) him being by far the best player on a college team full of non-shooters. And unlike Anthony Edwards or Ben Simmons in similar scenarios, Cade dragged Oklahoma State to a 4 seed. Like... it's absurd how good he is and how great he can be.

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66. "Definitely feel you on the misinformation thing…"
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https://sports.yahoo.com/rumor-pistons-declined-shai-gilgeous-021211776.html

I’m not even surprised, if it’s true…just really like Shai. We just ain’t ready for a dude that’s about to get paid, yet. So, I can believe it. I’ve also read the same offer could be made to Cleveland for the 3 and that GMs are just saying that Shai is clearly available to be had.

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68. "Someone tweeted that the Lakers declined Kuz for Shai and #6"
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My deleted post above was because it took me a second to realize that I had to have fallen prey to a troll.

https://twitter.com/BrandonRahbar/status/1420443806663589890

Turns out, he's some credentialed OKC writer for a site called The Daily Thunder. I have no idea how credible that site is, if it's just a glorified personal blog or what.

But his reaction to the reactions to the trolling was "Eek. Sometimes I forget I’m a credentialed media member and beat reporter when I troll."

Personally, I think that still undermines his credibility as anything resembling a serious journalist, and makes him look like those fuckwits who create the youtube videos with dumb headlines like CONFIRMED DAMIAN LILLARD SIGNS WITH LEBRON TO THE LAKERS, LEBRON SAYS LAKERS WILL WIN THE CHAMPIONSHIP.

My guess is he's got a list of articles that are headlined as trade "rumors", which are in reality fictitious clickbait scenarios he just made up

  

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73. "Dudes been around for a good minute…"
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I like what he does, well enough. He called himself mocking the Twitter handles that do they kind of stuff, but I agree with you…he took some credibility away from what he does. Plus, it wasn’t even funny. I was just waiting for House of Hoops or something like that to Tweet that out and attribute it to him.

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72. "There's just such a big difference between the Top 4 and the rest. "
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Some would potentially argue the Top 3... and some maybe the Top 5, if you believe Scottie Barnes can shoot.

But yeah, that sixth pick, you're either looking at a high-ceiling, low-floor project or a relatively safe, non-star, starter-potential guy. Those top picks, you're looking at stars with much higher ceilings and floors.

And with Shai needing that max deal, yeah, I'm not shocked at all that they're trying to see if Shai and the 6 can get them into the top 3. Since Detroit and Houston aren't close, I'd be stunned if either of them bit... but Cleveland's 3rd pick is definitely intriguing. Not that they're actually close to winning, but they've got Garland, they've got Okoro, they've got Nance, they've got Allen. They could theoretically sign and trade Sexton (I'm sure they'll try) for somebody. I'm sure I can see them thinking, "If we had Shai, Garland, James Bouknight, Okoro, Nance, Allen, and a free agent, we can push for playoffs in 2 years, maybe even next year." (Do I think that would work? With Cleveland, I'm always skeptical, lol. But they wouldn't have signed Allen to that big contract unless they thought they weren't needing a massive rebuild.)

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74. "Damn…Buddy for Kuz and Harrell in the works…"
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https://twitter.com/wojespn/status/1420852216601186305?s=20

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75. "Nah we getting Westbrook. Shams beat Woj on this one"
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76. "Shams has a more recent tweet saying Westbrook"
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There's also a report about the Spurs being interested in Kuz for Dermar, though I don't know how a situation like that would work with Dermar being an FA.

If Westbrook is on the table, that's a moot point though.

  

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77. "Yep…"
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https://twitter.com/wojespn/status/1420858110177120257?s=20

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79. "LMAO Woj backtracking after the Shams scoop"
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https://twitter.com/wojespn/status/1420859675445276681

He's right though.

The Buddy shit has been cooking for a minute.

The Westbrook thing was, what, a week ago? It came and went and the numbers vs asset situation looked like that just wasn't happening.

But yeah I like this.

Hopefully we can get something back in a deal for Schroder, but that hard caps us.

I say let him walk in snag some shooters on vet minimum deals

  

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78. "I AM SPEECHLESS 😶…"
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NOT!!!!! My guy playing at the crib!!! God is good!!!!! Ahhhhhhhhhhh!!!!

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80. "? What happened"
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81. "Russ…going home to play in LA…I’m elated!"
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83. "Is it done? "
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It looks like this is happening but I can't find a confirmation that this has been completed.

  

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85. "Nothing is official yet"
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But the deal is supposed to be Westbrook for Kuzma, Harrell, KCP, and next year's first.

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86. "... I'd rather have Buddy and KCP. *darts out of post*"
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88. "Better run fast lmao"
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92. "Lol"
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94. "Don't I know it, lol."
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There's only one ball! If they wanna try and stagger it where they give Bron and/or AD more rest, and let Russ absolutely go full-blown "score 50" mode in those games, then beautiful, I get the plan. I just don't really know what the fit is between them all playing together when your best offensive players shoot, like, 30%, 30%, and 33% from 3-- and they're trading the best 3 point shooter they had last season. When they were a bottom third of the league shooting team from distance.

Meanwhile, a lineup with Bron, AD, Buddy, KCP...

... yeah, I should just run. lol.

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98. "we didn't have great 3 point shooting in the bubble, healthy Bron & AD....."
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>There's only one ball! If they wanna try and stagger it where
>they give Bron and/or AD more rest, and let Russ absolutely go
>full-blown "score 50" mode in those games, then beautiful, I
>get the plan. I just don't really know what the fit is between
>them all playing together when your best offensive players
>shoot, like, 30%, 30%, and 33% from 3-- and they're trading
>the best 3 point shooter they had last season. When they were
>a bottom third of the league shooting team from distance.
>
>Meanwhile, a lineup with Bron, AD, Buddy, KCP...
>
>... yeah, I should just run. lol.

+ any 3 NBA players = chip.

Russ allows "load management" for both of those guys

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102. "KCP, who shows up every third night. "
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Oh boy, much rather have him than Russ.

We'll get some shooters in FA.

I'm not saying this gets us a title. We have deficiencies that will need to be addressed, and we'll be capped to death for the next two years.

But we have the talent to compete with anyone, even without the analytics circle jerk.

And we're going to be an absolute nightmare for opposing teams in transition.

  

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105. "I agree with all that."
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I just really like Buddy and what his fit would be. It just fits more what I personally would do to construct a roster around two mega stars. But there’s no denying the talent with Russ there.

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111. "Yeah I'm just seeing a few too many hot analytic takes on this"
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Talent for talent, we're arguably the most top heavy team in the league.

That accounts for an awful lot.

Other teams have significant advantages though, i.e, BK being able reup with Joe Harris, and having assets to retool if necessary.

Everyone there is tradeable and they're largely fleshed out already, so we've got a gap to close with nothing but our good name to do it with.

Fortunately, that good name is the Lakers and Lebron. I'll take those L's any day.

I think this is a deal you make 100 times out of 100, and figure out the rest.

The fact that this doesn't hard cap us arguably evens out the drawbacks though, because we're bound to get a few vets on the cheap who can shoot.

Plus we have THT and schroder who could each be dealt in S&T deals for shooters, and if that hard caps us, we at least fill those needs.

Now if we sign Derozan somehow.... i dunno.

  

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115. "I think Russ easily makes you all a top 3 team right away."
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Make no mistake with what I said above, nothing I said should translate to "Lakers will be bad/worse" or anything like that. They are obviously better today with Russ than without Russ. And yes, even with my personal preferences, if the Kings are pussyfooting around with a Hield deal, but you actually have the Wizards ready to go, you do the fucking deal. No question.

I just have mild concerns about the shooting against the other best teams in the country, who will invariably go under screens in the playoffs against the Lakers, and who will be able to shoot against the Lakers' perimeter defenders for the most part.

And I personally think Buddy + better supporting pieces makes for a more versatile Lakers roster while *still* being the second top heaviest team in the world. I think there'd be more flexibility, more obvious fit, still massive talent differential between them and anyone else in the West, etc. But again, that's just me. And as I mentioned above, Russ definitely brings a lot to the table if the goal is to load manage Bron and/or AD during the regular season-- and I have to imagine that's a big part of why they targeted him specifically, as he's an iron man.

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138. "strictly on the court you’re probably right, but i don’t care"
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i’m gonna have a lot of fun rooting for next year’s team

  

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99. "I'm like how are the Lakers financially able to make this trade?"
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Russ is due 44 mil this coming season. What are they possibly trading besides Kuzma?

  

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100. "They’re gonna trade *cue Oldman in The Professional*"
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101. "RE: I'm like how are the Lakers financially able to make this trade?"
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>Russ is due 44 mil this coming season. What are they possibly
>trading besides Kuzma?

I'm sure if they can package enough players, the dollars will balance out.

My glaring issue with this trade is that the Lakers will be in the deepest depths of luxury tax hell with LeBron, Anthony Davis, and Westbrook all in that purple and gold.

The Lakers have to win at least one championship for this trade to worth it all, no?

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125. "Don't like the move"
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Nothing against Westbrook...he's an amazing talent. I just don't like the fit. I would have preferred the Buddy Hield trade as well. Will be interesting to see how Vogel manages the egos of this Big 3.

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82. "This draft is going to be ridiculous."
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This shit is about to explode

  

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84. "Curious where Bradley ends up"
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87. "REPORT: He's staying in DC."
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Via @ThompsonScribe.

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91. "👍🏾"
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130. "I'm curious"
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how gutted would the Trailblazers be if they tried to pair Lilliard with Beal. Beal is making in the mid 30's per year, but he only has two years left on his contract, so the Blazers wouldn't be making a huge commitment in terms of total value for Beal's contract.

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132. "Since Beal says he's committed to staying in DC..."
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... and since DC looks committed to trying to keep him happy, I'd imagine it'd take more assets than Portland should be willing to give up to get him there.

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217. "Assuming the Dinwiddle deal is final"
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He's a good running mate for Beal, but I do think Beal will get tired of having to work his tail off just for Washington to barely sniff getting into the post-season. I wouldn't be surprised if he wants to walk in the middle of the season.

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89. "Ricky Rubio to Cleveland, Taurean Prince to Minnesota."
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BIGGEST TRADE OF THE DAY!!

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90. "sixers tryna move simmons by tonight. warriors turned down this deal:"
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https://twitter.com/BleacherReport/status/1420844815990857734
-----
76ers are asking the Warriors for Andrew Wiggins, James Wiseman, No. 7 and No. 14 picks and two future first round picks in a Ben Simmons trade, per
@PompeyOnSixers


Warriors declined that offer.
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i still think he ends up on the dubs because rich paul wants him there.

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95. "WOW…that’s a lot!!!"
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96. "Lmao. Philly management drunk early"
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>https://twitter.com/BleacherReport/status/1420844815990857734
>-----
>76ers are asking the Warriors for Andrew Wiggins, James
>Wiseman, No. 7 and No. 14 picks and two future first round
>picks in a Ben Simmons trade, per
>@PompeyOnSixers
>
>
>Warriors declined that offer.
>-----
>
>i still think he ends up on the dubs because rich paul wants
>him there.

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97. "GSW's right to do so. That's too much for a guy who wants to leave."
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Now, do I think GSW should counter with Wiggins, 7, 14, and two future 1sts? Sure. I'd even entertain the idea of Wiseman, 7, and two future 1sts.

But all that? For a guy who vocally wants outta town? Nah. I'd love to see Simmons on the Warriors, I think he'd be great... but nah.

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116. "not only does he wanna leave he prolly wants to go to the warriors lol."
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bob myers on the phone like 'yeah thats cute...let me know when to send ben his flight information'.

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103. "Sixers acting like they sending out Jokic AND Murray lol"
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106. "the 2 extra future firsts is asking too much"
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<--- Big Baller World Order

  

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113. "Yeah, no way the Warriors make that deal"
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If you're going to give up all of that, it'd be for like a healthy-ish Kawhi.

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93. "Shamet to Phoenix…"
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What is happening????? Lol
https://twitter.com/wojespn/status/1420854039638650882?s=20

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104. "You know, I'm betting THT gets dealt in a S&T for a shooter"
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I can't see paying him with Russ on the team.

I wonder if that winds up the play for Buddy?

Buddy makes too much for a straight up swap.

I have to think that there are other deals in the pipeline

  

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107. "WHY NOT?!"
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this is going to be magnificent yall. dont overthink it.
Lebron + AD + Russ

as ever health is our only enemy

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108. "Laker Nation…"
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as the lone delegate from Russepotamia, I look forward to us working together.

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109. "Go to work, Sam…"
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https://twitter.com/SIChrisMannix/status/1420886123648258048?s=20

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110. "*Sly grin*"
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*skatin' the rings of saturn*


..and miles to go before i sleep...

  

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112. "Also: I expect this to be a W for the Wizards. "
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I've said it for the last two seasons: Kuz is probably a player, but that won't happen here.

I think he and Trez will have quality seasons this year. They'll have room to work. Worst case, they tread water and are right where they are.

Beal is a monster and entering his prime. They could fuck around and still build something around him.

  

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114. "Love Brad, man…"
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dude is a pure hooper. They must have made him some promises regarding the future and what they could put around him.

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117. "I like seeing a guy say "hey, this is my home. Please keep me here.""
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And Beal certainly is one of those dudes.

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118. "Spacing is an issue but Bron/AD/Russ? Ok!"
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119. "it'll be a issue in the playoffs. they'll have a wonderful regular seaso..."
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still the team to beat in the west though.

  

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120. "Agreed on both fronts."
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121. "I wonder if DeRozan"
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would be interested in being a 6th man at a reasonable price tag...

  

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122. "he won't help spacing and THT can do everything he can at this point"
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124. "According to basketball-reference.com"
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DeRozan was paid $27 mil last year. Since I'm assuming the Lakers will be in luxury tax hell with this recent trade, the front office would have to ask DeRozan to take a severe pay cut to fit on the Lakers. IMO, that would be too severe for DeRozan's interest's.

Assuming things don't work out this offseason with the Trailblazers, I wouldn't be shocked if Carmelo ends up with the Lakers since he's been taking paycuts the past two seasons now.

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139. "Not happening. "
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140. "Derozan shoots worse from 3 than Russ, I don’t know why people…"
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are so high on him

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126. "it's Mac McClung's team now bruh"
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127. "Just hope we can get him enough help"
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128. "me too."
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Bron is the perfect player to defer to Mac, but definitely need a couple quality 3 and D guys for when Mac gets doubled and has to kick out.































































































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129. "Lol,,nice"
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134. "Who is AD's backup? "
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135. "probably Keef"
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123. "Utah sending Derrick Favors to OKC…"
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https://twitter.com/wojespn/status/1421079624092733447?s=20

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133. "Otto Porter is seeking the MLE…"
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https://twitter.com/Ken_Rosenthal/status/1421197940765384709?s=20

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137. "could be an interesting Laker piece"
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142. "He is Elijah Price, aka Mr.Glass. "
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In the last three seasons, he played 56,14, and 28 games.

He is offensively skilled, and he can hit the three, but he is
a huge liability on defense.

DNB: Do not buy.

HIS NAME IS MASON MOUNT
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149. "that's why he would be cheap genius..."
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>In the last three seasons, he played 56,14, and 28 games.
>
>He is offensively skilled, and he can hit the three, but he
>is
>a huge liability on defense.
>
>DNB: Do not buy.

with the salary cap space we have left (or lack thereof) pretty much anybody we get at this point will be a gamble in some regard

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141. "So Denver and Utah will dominate the West next season."
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I don’t get the Lakers. I really don’t. They never really go after
what they need. The acquisition of Westbrook is up there with
the Gary Payton/Malone and Howard/Nash pickups, and those
teams suffered due to having too many pieces that needed
the ball in order to be effective.

Westbrook is a ball dominant guard, who can’t shoot, is still
a turnover machine, and he isn’t a good defender. The amount
of points that the wizards allowed last season at the guard position
was insane.

He is a good guy, and gives his all as a player, but lacks the IQ
and fundamentals to truly help a team.

Bron is old. AD is injury prone, and Westbrook is one dimensional, and the
roster is depleted.

All the lakers had to do was be patient. Randle, Ingram, Ball, Hart, Clarkson.
That would have been their big 3, and two excellent sixth men.



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143. "RE: So Denver and Utah will dominate the West next season."
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>I don’t get the Lakers. I really don’t. They never really
>go after
>what they need. The acquisition of Westbrook is up there with
>the Gary Payton/Malone and Howard/Nash pickups, and those
>teams suffered due to having too many pieces that needed
>the ball in order to be effective.
>
>Westbrook is a ball dominant guard, who can’t shoot, is
>still
>a turnover machine, and he isn’t a good defender. The
>amount
>of points that the wizards allowed last season at the guard
>position
>was insane.
>
>He is a good guy, and gives his all as a player, but lacks the
>IQ
>and fundamentals to truly help a team.

Yeah, he’s basically Dellevadova. Just tries hard. That’s it. Otherwise a scrub.

>Bron is old. AD is injury prone, and Westbrook is one
>dimensional, and the
>roster is depleted.

Averages a triple double every year......”one dimensional”. Lol.

>All the lakers had to do was be patient. Randle, Ingram, Ball,
>Hart, Clarkson.
>That would have been their big 3, and two excellent sixth men.

Yeah, it’s a damn shame they went and won that chip instead of being a perennial 8 seed.

  

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144. "He gets you stats. He puts fans in the seats. "
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However, he doesn’t get you wins, and is a liability in the clutch.

Durant moved away from him. Harden moved away from him.

I love AD, but he isn’t a true big. His body can’t handle banging in the paint.

If the lakers can find a way to switch the brains of AD and Westbrook, they will
be the greatest in the world. AD is a guard trapped in a big man’s body and Russ
is a big man trapped in a guard’s body.

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145. "11 playoff appearances, 4 conf. finals, 1 NBA finals"
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there’s guys out there who put up stats on bad teams.

He puts up stats on good teams.

  

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146. "you can't be one of the best playmakers in the league"
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and have a low bball IQ

  

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157. "The Malone/Payton Lakers dominated until injuries."
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147. "Bulls signing* Lonzo according to Chris Haynes"
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https://twitter.com/MarkSchanowski/status/1421672953264099333

Watching NBA TV’s free agency special. Well respected
@ChrisBHaynes reports unless there’s a major “hiccup”, sources tell him Lonzo Ball intends to work out a contract with the Bulls. Pelicans are going hard after free agent PG Kyle Lowry.

*signing to an offer sheet.

GOOD.

  

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148. "This acquisition and the drafting of Ayo makeup for the horrible"
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trades they made last season.

Lonzo brings a good demeanor, high iq, excellent passing, shooting,
,and solid defense to the team. The only question mark with
him is his health. He picks up injuries here and there at times.
There weren’t major injuries, but they kept him out of the lineup.
And with the Lakers he missed a lot of games.

The future of the Bulls perimeter is set.

PG: Ball
SG: Ayo
SF: Williams

Just got to build up the front court later on down the road.

Coby and Thad off the bench as super-subs.


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159. "LMAO"
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>The future of the Bulls perimeter is set.
>
>PG: Ball
>SG: Ayo
>SF: Williams

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160. "AYO>>>>>>>>>>>>>LAVINE"
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150. "RE: Bulls signing* Lonzo according to Chris Haynes"
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>https://twitter.com/MarkSchanowski/status/1421672953264099333
>
>Watching NBA TV’s free agency special. Well respected
>@ChrisBHaynes reports unless there’s a major “hiccup”,
>sources tell him Lonzo Ball intends to work out a contract
>with the Bulls. Pelicans are going hard after free agent PG
>Kyle Lowry.

unless he's strictly going for the highest bidder I can't see 35y/o Lowry going to a rebuilding situation like the Pels

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151. "RE: Bulls signing* Lonzo according to Chris Haynes"
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He got his ring— he should live it up

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152. "RE: Bulls signing* Lonzo according to Chris Haynes"
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>He got his ring— he should live it up

plus he’s coming off a max contract so he’s made his money too, it really comes down to what he wants to do.

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153. "Just as a b-ball fan, I’d love to see him in Philly"
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Hometown, went to college there, comes back to try to help the Sixers get over the hump. He’s what they need too, assuming he’s still got it.

  

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154. "right"
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155. "Which is why I believe the rumors about him to Miami, lol."
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There, he can contend to some degree *and* live it up.

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158. "...and I know it's all just chatter until something happens..."
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but, I've been seeing all over the place that the Heat are seriously looking to reunite Kyle and Demar...Kyle with an S&T and signing Demar to the full MLE.

when I threw the rifle in the river,
it looked like Bol Bol was diving in the river - Action Bronson

  

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156. "If the Pels let Lonzo get away *and* miss on Lowry..."
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... they are in serious, serious trouble re: Zion's desire to stay.

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161. "Lowry and Zion's timelines don't matchup anyway"
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________________________________________
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162. "Lowry and Zion's timelines don't matchup anyway"
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________________________________________
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163. "Zion's timeline is right TODAY...you have him taking some steps?"
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.

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it looked like Bol Bol was diving in the river - Action Bronson

  

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164. "I don't see a 35y/o with a ring voluntarily going to a 30 win team built..."
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around someone who is barely legal drinking age

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165. "lol right. If Zion wants to win now, Pels gotta help him get there."
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Ingram's old enough. Jonas is old enough. Zion is already an All-Star and should take another leap this year. They need a PG and they need shooters.

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168. "does any point guard make the Pelicans a contender in 2 years? Do you..."
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see Kyle Lowry being a major factor beyond 2 years? I'm a huge Lowry fan and I don't.

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177. "For the Pels, the goal isn't to win a title in the next two years."
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The goal is to be a firm playoff team in the next two years and keep Zion happy so he signs an extended deal. They know Lowry isn't enough to dethrone the Lakers or Nets or Bucks or whomever. But they've gotta show a commitment to spending on guys to show Zion he can win there.

Of course, they just let Lonzo go and whiffed on Lowry. Welp. lol.

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166. "*rubs hands*"
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167. "RE: *rubs hands*"
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aFd9g8UBGtY

"Sean sparks like John Starks, nah, Sean ball like John Wall" - Rest In Power Forever Sean Price.

  

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175. "I'd be OVERJOYED. "
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176. "Lowry to Miami"
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https://twitter.com/Klow7/status/1422325852709216256?s=20

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169. "Lonzo to the Bulls per Woj.... 4/85"
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172. "Seems like Lonzo truly wanted nothing to do with NOLA"
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And I guess the Pels are high on Kira Lewis and NAW?

Pels gotta make a move for a starting guard (Sato ain't that) or this is going to be a horrible look.

  

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178. "They're fucked unless Kira takes a serious leap."
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And Kira, who I like a lot, isn't *that* kind of dude. Or at least shouldn't be considered the type of dude to be *that* good by this season.

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173. "Says something about the Bulls culture..."
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...that Lonzo "signed" the minute free agency opened.

I can't think of the last time we signed a free agent that fast.

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182. "Ben Wallace? "
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170. "Mike Conley returning to Utah"
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https://twitter.com/ShamsCharania/status/1422316787962728449?s=20

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416. "Best team in the west collapsed without him...earned every penny"
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again

>https://twitter.com/ShamsCharania/status/1422316787962728449?s=20

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I wanna go to where the martyrs went
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171. "Let the AYO/Ball backcourt era began! "
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180. "Congrats??"
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<---
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174. "Jimmy Butler...bag acquired"
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https://twitter.com/TheNBACentral/status/1422318280421879812?s=20

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179. "CP3 to Phoenix: 4 years, 120 mil."
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181. "Walk it up and slow em down Chris!"
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<---
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186. "Four!"
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203. "Reply #5. They had no choice. "
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If your choices are "overpay" or "instantly go back to 7 seed territory," you have to overpay. Worry about the future later. Gotta try to win now.

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209. "Four more years of playoff injuries and dribbling out the shot clock."
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But with Lowery going to Miami and Conley goingback to Utah I guess they had no choice.Thats alot of money for a 36-37 year old not named Lebron

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227. "What were the terms?"
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2 years guaranteed + player option + team option?

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183. "Man, where is Dennis gonna go? "
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184. "New Orleans?"
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when I threw the rifle in the river,
it looked like Bol Bol was diving in the river - Action Bronson

  

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BrooklynWHAT
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185. "his bag dried tf up"
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Ryan M
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187. "Dude's gonna end up as Russ' back up again isnt he"
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Ryan M
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211. "Lol ok then"
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Reeq
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188. "shams is killing woj this offseason."
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theres a new sheriff in town.

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Ryan M
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189. "They usually net out to even at the end of it all though right?"
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I feel like Shams has jumped out to a lead the last few years

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BrooklynWHAT
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193. "i think ESPN makes Woj hold things back for air"
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Reeq
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194. "iono but i feel like that lakers hield/westbrook shit changed everything..."
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niggas looking at shams like q.

'you got the juice now man'.

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ThaTruth
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214. "some people are still thinking a 3rd part of that trade may materialize "
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356. "when shams tells a us senator to eat shit then he can call me"
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until then I know who I ride with

www.engadgethd.com - the other stuff i'm looking at

  

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Ryan M
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190. "Dwight and Ariza are back. Cool. "
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BrooklynWHAT
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191. "Goonball back"
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Vex_id
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192. "Ellington too. That's a great start to FA for Lakers"
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BrooklynWHAT
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195. "Knicks gave Fournier 4/78!"
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wow. money burns a hole in your pocket

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199. "Why?"
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Fuck a sig, my presence is enough.

  

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202. "Because they're the Knicks. "
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204. "Yea, say no more"
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273. "to balance out 3 point shooting"
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don't like him as a defender and I don't think he is consistent but he can score.

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Ryan M
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196. "I'll miss you, CarusoGOAT. Bulls - 4/37."
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Bulls fans, you'll love him.

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197. "oh snap!"
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Wasn't expecting this.

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RandomFact
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198. "the moment d rose agreed with the knicks this came through"
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gonna guess the bulls had an offer on the table but a <10 million hometown discount wasn't going to happen.

glad rose got the extra cash but i wish he went to a contender.

as far as caruso goes, this seems like a good deal for the mle. i'll take his hustle, grimeyness and ability to hit an open shot over what we had previously (sato, garret temple).

  

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201. "This mean Dennis is staying?"
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Caruso will be missed.

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206. "He is a solid on ball defender. He hustles, "
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and he will provide veteran leadership. Plus he is
another solid ball handler.

This has Billy written all over it. He loves him some guards.
He knew he had to shore up that backcourt defense. Lavine and
White are shit defensively.

Ball- good defender
Ayo- good defender
Caruso- good defender
Thad - good defender
Williams- good defender.

We just need a goon defender at the 5. That Vucevic pickup was terrible.
I know they have to know that.

Vue-Thad-Williams-Zach-Ball....

Bench: White, Theis, Ayo, Caruso, Temple, Aminu, Brown

Hmm, not sure that will cut it....excited, but unsure.

HIS NAME IS MASON MOUNT
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221. "I mean, Mac McClung made him expendable."
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only one bounce-y white guy per team. it's in the CBA.

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blackfoot_female
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200. "Trevor Ariza and Dwight Howard are back to Lakers"
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Howard i like. Ariza i have no idea what he's done the last few years.

  

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Dr Claw
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205. "LeGM on that LeThanos -- Lakers putting it together"
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the BULLS are actually making moves.

Miami is getting some unexpected pick ups!!

BRING ON 2021-22 NBA!!!

Yes, I'm mad. Let's move on.

Jays | Cavs | Eagles | Sabres | Tarheels

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Dstl1
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207. "PJ to the Heat…2/15"
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it looked like Bol Bol was diving in the river - Action Bronson

  

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Dstl1
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208. "Devonte Graham to New Orleans "
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https://twitter.com/wojespn/status/1422369148013879300?s=20

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210. "i like graham. hope he balls out in NO. "
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