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#1 Pardon My Dinger

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Posted 15 June 2018 - 05:56 PM

This is going to be an offseason that will be probably even more entertaining that the whole season of basketball that preceded it. So, we basketball fans should feel blessed.

First, LeBron. Yes, there’s that.

Second, I read that the Lakers’ championship odds jumped from 20-1 to 6-1 thanks solely to the rumor that Kawhi wants to leave San Antonio in favor of some other team (probably the Lakers, probably also because of LeBron). So ****’s pretty weird already.

My prediction prior to today was that LBJ was going to San Antonio. I’m not sure that prediction is shaken, honestly. But my first question is: will Kawhi honestly turn down a supermax deal? I mean, really? It’s not like he’s leaving the Magic or some stupid team. Something’s going on, and it’s about to get real.

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Posted 16 June 2018 - 12:15 AM

It's hard for me not to see the Lakers getting all three of LBJ, George and Leonard.Leonard may recoup what he loses from the supermax deal in marketing from playing for his hometown Lakers.  


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Posted 16 June 2018 - 10:20 AM

We are two speculative posts into thisthread and I hate the NBA more already.

#4 Pardon My Dinger

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Posted 01 July 2018 - 09:40 AM

Paul George stays in OKC. Did not see that one coming.

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Posted 01 July 2018 - 10:14 AM

Aaaaaand, Derrick Rose stays in MN. Did see that one coming. Wonderful.
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Posted 01 July 2018 - 10:59 AM

 

Aaaaaand, Derrick Rose stays in MN. Did see that one coming. Wonderful.

At least it's just a one year deal.

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Posted 01 July 2018 - 11:30 AM

Why is the basketball S**T on the BASEBALL board?

That Twins 2nd baseman - #29 - he doesn't run, he "ca-rew-zes" - Earl Weaver


#8 bluechipper

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Posted 01 July 2018 - 11:49 AM

 

Why is the basketball S**T on the BASEBALL board?

Yeah it's SOOO ANNOYING. It's definitely worth making a comment about.

 

First world problems I guess.

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#9 Pardon My Dinger

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Posted 01 July 2018 - 03:02 PM

Why is the basketball S**T on the BASEBALL board?


You seem lost.

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#10 jkcarew

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Posted 01 July 2018 - 03:15 PM

Ah, the NBA...where the first day of free agency is 10 times more interesting than the playoffs.

#11 Mr. Brooks

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Posted 01 July 2018 - 04:45 PM

Why is the basketball S**T on the BASEBALL board?


Definitely more productive than just ignoring the TIMBERWOLVES forum, if you don't want to see BASKETBALL discussion.

#12 PseudoSABR

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Posted 01 July 2018 - 05:08 PM

 

Aaaaaand, Derrick Rose stays in MN. Did see that one coming. Wonderful.

He looked pretty competent in the playoffs.The Twolves need a bench.


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Posted 01 July 2018 - 05:46 PM

He looked pretty competent in the playoffs. The Twolves need a bench.


In truth, yes, he did display shades of competence in the playoffs. I guess he’s on a minimum contract, so whatever.

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Posted 01 July 2018 - 07:38 PM

So if Lebron comes to the Lakers the smart thing to do would be to sell on Jimmy Butler right now...correct?

 

Not saying it will happen, but that's the smart play now.


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Posted 02 July 2018 - 07:57 AM

With LeBron going to LA, what better time than now to ditch the West vs. East playoff format? The Western conference finals is pretty much the NBA finals now.

Whoever comes out of the East will get slaughtered by whoever wins the West.
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#16 bluechipper

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Posted 02 July 2018 - 01:46 PM

With LeBron going to LA, what better time than now to ditch the West vs. East playoff format? The Western conference finals is pretty much the NBA finals now.
Whoever comes out of the East will get slaughtered by whoever wins the West.

Probably, but the Celtics roster is pretty ridiculous too. It will be weird not having Lebron in the East though for sure.

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Posted 02 July 2018 - 07:11 PM

Boogie to the Warriors.

I’ll eat my word happily if I’m wrong, but I just don’t see this working for them. Seems almost uncharacteristically desperate for GS, in the wake of the Lebron decision. A statement move.

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Posted 02 July 2018 - 07:18 PM

 

So if Lebron comes to the Lakers the smart thing to do would be to sell on Jimmy Butler right now...correct?

 

Not saying it will happen, but that's the smart play now.

Or find a way to move Wiggins and build around Butler and Towns. 

 

A guy can dream....

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Posted 02 July 2018 - 08:19 PM

**** it. Go Lakers. Why not?

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#20 TheLeviathan

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Posted 02 July 2018 - 08:53 PM

The NBA is so broken.Time to totally blow up their "salary cap" and all the absurd exceptions that come with it.

 

This kind of thing damages their product.