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    Yeah Butler doesn't seem to want to go anywhere in particular, just testing the waters. I would hate for him to go to the Lakers.

    Also, RIP r/NBAstreams. You will be dearly missed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DolphinSki View Post
    Yeah Butler doesn't seem to want to go anywhere in particular, just testing the waters. I would hate for him to go to the Lakers.

    Also, RIP r/NBAstreams. You will be dearly missed.
    I just heard about the death of NBAstreams. Don't know how I am going to watch the playoffs next year.
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    It’ll be back. Apparently the same thing happened to the NCAA streams for a minute last year.


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    Quote Originally Posted by DolphinSki View Post

    But really, is any of the Rockets shit real? CP3 denied it and so did the GM but social media seems to still be running with it. Rumor is also that they're trying to sign Jimmy Butler despite their cap space issues.
    You think Chris Paul is going to come out and admit he is a locker room cancer? And the GM isn't going to say anything, he either has to trade him or play him again next year. Neither one of those 2 things will be helped by bad mouthing him publicly. Did I mention that CP3 is my least favorite NBA player?
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    I used to think Danny Ainge was a genius. That he was patiently building something that was bigger than the sum of it's parts. I get that Horford is getting 'old'. However, fuck that. It is becoming clear that Ainge has no clue and no real plan. He's betting with other people's money. And the gamble blew up when Hayward got injured. 2018 was supposed to set the stage for 2019. That's over and done with. And there is no plan B.

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    Quote Originally Posted by riser3 View Post
    I used to think Danny Ainge was a genius. That he was patiently building something that was bigger than the sum of it's parts. I get that Horford is getting 'old'. However, fuck that. It is becoming clear that Ainge has no clue and no real plan. He's betting with other people's money. And the gamble blew up when Hayward got injured. 2018 was supposed to set the stage for 2019. That's over and done with. And there is no plan B.
    100% disagree. I have no idea whether Ainge is a genius or not, but he is a good GM. Basketball is as much about luck as it is about being a mastermind. Ainge did all those things you say, but shit happens. Nobody expected Hayward's injury, and nobody expected that this year's team would be so much less than the sum of its parts. And while I love Al, based on what is being reported it's precisely because Ainge does have a clue that we're not signing him. If he is indeed asking 4/100 (the rumored amount), Ainge is absolutely right to not go that high/long. And there is a plan B. Without knowing more, we have a starting 5 of Smart, Brown, Hayward, Tatum, and Baynes. That's a playoff team right there, and if Hayward is back to 100%, and Tatum and Brown make a leap when given more opportunity, that is a dangerous playoff team. Maybe not a title contender yet, but... Add in that they have about a max level player in cap room now, and they look like a pretty good plan B.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Danno View Post
    100% disagree. I have no idea whether Ainge is a genius or not, but he is a good GM. Basketball is as much about luck as it is about being a mastermind. Ainge did all those things you say, but shit happens. Nobody expected Hayward's injury, and nobody expected that this year's team would be so much less than the sum of its parts. And while I love Al, based on what is being reported it's precisely because Ainge does have a clue that we're not signing him. If he is indeed asking 4/100 (the rumored amount), Ainge is absolutely right to not go that high/long. And there is a plan B. Without knowing more, we have a starting 5 of Smart, Brown, Hayward, Tatum, and Baynes. That's a playoff team right there, and if Hayward is back to 100%, and Tatum and Brown make a leap when given more opportunity, that is a dangerous playoff team. Maybe not a title contender yet, but... Add in that they have about a max level player in cap room now, and they look like a pretty good plan B.
    Heh. Always good to get a sober take. I am crossing my fingers they don't do something dumb and then we don't even have those 5... I'll go with your take unless more information comes to light, man. Still stings that Al is going. I talk crazy shit when I am upset.

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    Quote Originally Posted by teleee View Post
    You think Chris Paul is going to come out and admit he is a locker room cancer? And the GM isn't going to say anything, he either has to trade him or play him again next year. Neither one of those 2 things will be helped by bad mouthing him publicly. Did I mention that CP3 is my least favorite NBA player?
    Exactly. And let’s be honest, given Paul’s history, there’s nothing in that story that sounds one bit surprising. I think it’s funny that they might be criticizing each other for the exact same reasons a lot of fans don’t like either of them, and yet are oblivious on their own end. If true, which I suspect it is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TahoeJ View Post
    Exactly. And let’s be honest, given Paul’s history, there’s nothing in that story that sounds one bit surprising. I think it’s funny that they might be criticizing each other for the exact same reasons a lot of fans don’t like either of them, and yet are oblivious on their own end. If true, which I suspect it is.
    True true, just a bizarre series of events. I also feel like it has to be almost impossible to trade Chris Paul right now.

    I think full judgment on Danny Ainge can't really get passed until next season. Best case scenario is they sign someone like D Lo or Capela or even both, everything is fine and he looks good. Worst case is they don't sign anyone new, Hayward doesn't return to form, Brown and Tatum don't make leaps, they miss the playoffs and he gets fired.

    Pacers are boringly quiet so far, although rumors are they might try to trade up to the #4 pick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DolphinSki View Post
    I think full judgment on Danny Ainge can't really get passed until next season. Best case scenario is they sign someone like D Lo or Capela or even both, everything is fine and he looks good. Worst case is they don't sign anyone new, Hayward doesn't return to form, Brown and Tatum don't make leaps, they miss the playoffs and he gets fired.
    Capela would be through trade, he's not a FA. And no way do I want them to sign Russell, the last thing they need after this year is a ball dominant shoot first PG.

    Your worst case is the worst case, for sure. Except I don't see Ainge being fired if that happens (but maybe he resigns).
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    FYI re Dubs and Disabled Player Exemption.

    Short version: doesn’t look likely they’ll get one but they’d probably be willing to try for the right player.

    https://www.goldenstateofmind.com/20...ayer-exception

    Who would be worth paying $9M plus all the repeater taxes? Dunno who they could get who’d be worth it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Danno View Post
    Capela would be through trade, he's not a FA. And no way do I want them to sign Russell, the last thing they need after this year is a ball dominant shoot first PG.

    Your worst case is the worst case, for sure. Except I don't see Ainge being fired if that happens (but maybe he resigns).
    Yeah, no opinions on how well those two would fit but they're the two rumors I've heard.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DolphinSki View Post
    True true, just a bizarre series of events. I also feel like it has to be almost impossible to trade Chris Paul right now.

    I think full judgment on Danny Ainge can't really get passed until next season. Best case scenario is they sign someone like D Lo or Capela or even both, everything is fine and he looks good. Worst case is they don't sign anyone new, Hayward doesn't return to form, Brown and Tatum don't make leaps, they miss the playoffs and he gets fired.

    Pacers are boringly quiet so far, although rumors are they might try to trade up to the #4 pick.

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    OKC looking to downsize?

    “According to Jake Fischer of Sports Illustrated, Steven Adams, Dennis Schroder and Andre Roberson are all on the market, while the team could sweeten any deal by trading away the No. 21 overall pick in Thursday's NBA draft”

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    Quote Originally Posted by 54-46 View Post
    Who would be worth paying $9M plus all the repeater taxes? Dunno who they could get who’d be worth it.
    Yeah, no reason to waste the money, and I rarely say that about super duper rich people who can afford it. They aren't going to add anyone that would likely allow them to compete for another title, so might as well save up for some of those monster luxury tax payments down the road. Maybe a bitter pill to swallow for Lacob with the new arena opening, but as previously mentioned Steph can still put on a show and if he puts himself in the MVP conversation that will be plenty of fun to watch and worth the price of admission. Plus, as Warriors fans, there were many, many years where we would have killed for even something like that.

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    CPDB to Minny for Wiggins. Maybe some other parts to make it work. See how he like northern winters.
    No offense Minny...on sending cancer boy there, not the weather. You own that shit.

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    ....and i thought last year was an exciting off season....draft tonight too!

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    I'm not completely convinced Horford is actually leaving Boston. I think Ainge lowballed him. I think there is a decent chance talks resume after the draft and when some of the top free agents sign their deals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by plugboots View Post
    Jalen Rose picked Denver.
    It's strange he's picking them based almost entirely on MPJ playing up to his potential. MPJ is just such a huge unknown at this point, but maybe Jalen has some inside info on his development or something

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    Quote Originally Posted by teleee View Post
    You think Chris Paul is going to come out and admit he is a locker room cancer? And the GM isn't going to say anything, he either has to trade him or play him again next year. Neither one of those 2 things will be helped by bad mouthing him publicly. Did I mention that CP3 is my least favorite NBA player?

    hmmm. the local radio stations are not down with all the cp3/harden fire. all the rumors of cp3 saying him or me, getting in hardens space practicing; has all been debunked.

    you'd think they'd be running with it if any was true as it fills the local ratings.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SkiCougar View Post
    the local radio stations are not down with all the cp3/harden fire
    Harden and his sycophants in the media can deny it all they want, but it is clearly shown on video.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jo5VyOMnXwU

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    Shit-show Lakers at it again: https://www.complex.com/sports/2019/...ade-salary-cap

    It will be interesting to see if the Pelicans move that 4th pick tonight. I wouldn't be surprised if the Pacers make a move on it, next season is already being at least partially written-off given that Oladipo's return likely won't be til December. Could be a year to develop some young talent.
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    that is the most awesome thing i've read today.

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    Yeah, that's been getting a lot of play the last couple of days. I read somewhere that if they do the trade later, it results in a bigger cap hit for NO, so it's at least possible that this was an intended and negotiated for result. But the way that the Lakers have acted, it seems like it was just incompetence.

    How do you not have a cap specialist on your staff? And assuming you do, what the fuck? Fire them?
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