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Official NBA 16-17' Season Thread

Discussion in 'Sports Arena' started by trikx_insane, Jul 1, 2016.

  1. trikx_insane

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    Haven't been active recently but glad to see my team take the championship !
  2. Bruxa Baratuxa

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    Bron, how many losses in NBA Finals?
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    Thank god it's over
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  6. Kanburi

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    Doesn't he know that Asians can't grow beards?

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    It's ridiculous how sad the Kings as a franchise is. They're reportedly trying to trade their 5th and 10th overall picks to the Sixers for the 3rd overall pick, a pick that was originally theirs but was sent to Philly in the Nik Stauskas trade. The details of that deal? Kings sent Nik Stauskas, Carl Landry, Jason Thompson, their 2019 first rounder, and the rights to swap first rounders in 2016 (not exercised since Philly got the 1st overall pick) and 2017 for Artūras Gudaitis (47th pick in 2015) and Luka Mitrović (60th pick in 2015), both of whom have yet to step on an NBA court.
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    Not to be racially profiling but the two major sports franchises with Arabic owners are the definition of futility. Jacksonville Jaguars and Sactown Kings. What's the deal with this?
  10. Ortheore

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    How can you say the kings are bad, they have steph curry 2.0
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    can't wait to see some marcus smart + jaylen brown + josh jackson lineups next year
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  12. Kanburi

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    So Paul George told the Pacers that he's opting out next summer and that he "prefers" the Lakers as a free agent destination. Good on him to allow his team time to make moves and not have to lose him for nothing.

    Also, related.
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  13. Randombobman

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    If George wants to play in LAL that's his prerogative. Indy currently has a shit roster. I wouldn't want to stay either
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    Exactly, but on the other hand, if he does end up joining the Lakers in free agency next year, there's the fact that he'll be a 28(?)-year-old ending up on a team that's likely not competing for a championship for at least the next few years. I would love for him to play here for the rest of his career, but if the dude wants to leave behind some sort of legacy, we all know that having a ring is the deciding factor.

    Of course, the Lakers' draft picks can all somehow play out of their minds and give PG a chance to save the NBA. :)
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    Lakers trade D'Angelo Russell and Timofey Mozgov to the Brooklyn Nets for Brook Lopez and the #27 pick this draft.

    Kevin Ding wrote a piece about the Lakers being concerned with Russell's and Randle's professionalism, and he's "coincidentally" being traded (as well as Randle being in talks to be included in a PG deal with the #27 and #28 picks). I hope there's a follow-up deal soon, would've been dumb to just dump that Mozgov deal with DLo. Could've held onto Mozgov for another year when we could've gotten more back given there'll only be 2 years left on that deal.

    In any case, this move means we have up to $30m in cap space next summer.
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    Lmao D12 got traded to the Hornets literally while tweeting about trade rumors
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    please dont trade porzingis and draft markkanen as a replacement phil, holy FUCK
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    It's exactly the kind of thing where you're like "they wouldn't be THAT stupid, right?" then you realise that it's the knicks, it's possible. It's like they've engaged the Kings in a contest of stupidity and general fuckery. Hopefully they don't do it and they probably won't.

    Also Hawks giving away starting calibre players for free lol
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  19. gsninja

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    I guess this guarantees a Lonzo Ball pick for LA?
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    Not quite yet. Apparently we wanted to trade #2 for the Kings' #5 and #10 (one of which will be sent for PG) but they turned it down. Either means we're not strongly leaning towards anyone or that we believe Lonzo will be there at #5. Either way it's weird because the Kings wanted to trade those for the #3 pick, but now that we're offering the same deal but one slot higher they say no. Maybe Vlade is still salty about being traded in 1996 and the series in 2002.

    In any case I don't like how that got leaked. Pacers know we're willing to offer more than the rumoured Randle/Clarkson + #27 + #28.
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    I don't think I understand why the Lakers are trying to build a package to trade for George.

    The only benefit to bringing him in this season is having his Bird rights, so they could make their push for a second max player next summer. But, would a LeBron really go to the Lakers? The free agent list for 2018 besides LeBron and PG is pretty thin.
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    It's bird rights, the ability to restructure his contract (like OKC did with Russ), and to prevent him from staying with whichever contender might want to trade for him. It's also a lot easier to convince other free agents to come by saying "we have Paul George" than "uh we're also chasing Paul George"
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    In yesterday's Dunc'd On podcast, they mentioned that the trade pieces would end up being some of the salary LA needs to dump in order to free a second max salary. So, in addition to your point, they'd need to get rid of players regardless. I understand the logic now.
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    If we can find a landing spot for Clarkson, stretch Deng, and not retain Randle, we can open about $64m in cap space, though that was before the projected cap dropped to $99m. Guess that cap space is reduced to $61m now.
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    In other news, the Lonzo era has begun in Los Angeles.

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