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Post#1041 » by twix2500 » Thu Jan 14, 2021 6:07 am

HeatFanLifer wrote:After the Nets trade a bball generation of picks to the Celtics, they trade a generation of picks to the Rockets?

Good luck.
Well if they win a chip you can say there future was brighter than the Heat when they traded for KG and Pierce.

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Post#1042 » by RexBoyWonder » Thu Jan 14, 2021 6:47 am

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HeatFanLifer wrote:After the Nets trade a bball generation of picks to the Celtics, they trade a generation of picks to the Rockets?

Good luck.
Well if they win a chip you can say there future was brighter than the Heat when they traded for KG and Pierce.

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It's whatever to me, Honestly if Nets win the Chip it will probably be the emptiest feeling chip in history.

3 unlikeable guns for hire in their late primes join forces in a random location to ISO all the way to the chip. Good for them.

NY will still be a knicks town.
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Post#1043 » by puppa bear » Thu Jan 14, 2021 6:51 am

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How do you feel about Allen to Cavs? I kinda feel bad for all their bigs-- they're all playing well, but someone might be negatively affected


Who do they have as bigs? Drummond and Javale? Did they trade a 2022 pick for Allen? If so, I'd expect they plan on paying him vs Drummond. McGee is a rental. I like JA a lot. Almost elite role player.

They need to get Love off their books, then they can make a run a RFA or two in the offseason. His timeline is way out of whack with the rest of the team.

If they can flip Drummond for something useful then go for it.
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Post#1044 » by HeatFanLifer » Thu Jan 14, 2021 11:17 am

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HeatFanLifer wrote:After the Nets trade a bball generation of picks to the Celtics, they trade a generation of picks to the Rockets?

Good luck.
Well if they win a chip you can say there future was brighter than the Heat when they traded for KG and Pierce.

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It's whatever to me, Honestly if Nets win the Chip it will probably be the emptiest feeling chip in history.

3 unlikeable guns for hire in their late primes join forces in a random location to ISO all the way to the chip. Good for them.

NY will still be a knicks town.


A team with their second or third best player possibly off the team for good and their second or best player coming back from a major injury. Not the best time to trade away 7 years of picks.

There’s risks and then there’s band aids to cover up glaring holes. This move seems like a band aid to cover up serious isssues on the team. Time will tell.
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Post#1045 » by puppa bear » Thu Jan 14, 2021 12:27 pm

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twix2500 wrote:Well if they win a chip you can say there future was brighter than the Heat when they traded for KG and Pierce.

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It's whatever to me, Honestly if Nets win the Chip it will probably be the emptiest feeling chip in history.

3 unlikeable guns for hire in their late primes join forces in a random location to ISO all the way to the chip. Good for them.

NY will still be a knicks town.


A team with their second or third best player possibly off the team for good and their second or best player coming back from a major injury. Not the best time to trade away 7 years of picks.

There’s risks and then there’s band aids to cover up glaring holes. This move seems like a band aid to cover up serious isssues on the team. Time will tell.

There was a report that Kyrie is cranky about not getting as much of a day as he wanted (Nash hiring, etc). KD described their relationship as distant. Not good signs for them being a functional trio - maybe trying to trade him for a better fitting 3rd star?

Kyrie for Westbrook would be a funny trade - bring the OKC crew back together (next thing would be to sign Ibaka for the MLE).
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Post#1046 » by HeatFanLifer » Thu Jan 14, 2021 2:14 pm

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It's whatever to me, Honestly if Nets win the Chip it will probably be the emptiest feeling chip in history.

3 unlikeable guns for hire in their late primes join forces in a random location to ISO all the way to the chip. Good for them.

NY will still be a knicks town.


A team with their second or third best player possibly off the team for good and their second or best player coming back from a major injury. Not the best time to trade away 7 years of picks.

There’s risks and then there’s band aids to cover up glaring holes. This move seems like a band aid to cover up serious isssues on the team. Time will tell.

There was a report that Kyrie is cranky about not getting as much of a day as he wanted (Nash hiring, etc). KD described their relationship as distant. Not good signs for them being a functional trio - maybe trying to trade him for a better fitting 3rd star?

Kyrie for Westbrook would be a funny trade - bring the OKC crew back together (next thing would be to sign Ibaka for the MLE).


I don’t see any team making a deal for Kyrie. Nets have no picks to give, Kyrie is a team cancer, is injury prone, and has 2 1/2 years left on his contract. The only way I do that deal as a GM is if I know I’m getting fired unless I do something. I just don’t see any franchise that desperate though.
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Post#1047 » by HeatingUp3 » Thu Jan 14, 2021 2:22 pm

Kyrie is a phucking DIVA. He bring only problems and drama. No one wants this cancer on his team. Goddamn he missing games cuz he id "not feel like playing". Thats BS this man have the best job in the world. He makes MILLIONS. Phuck that sht. I pray he will never win another title in his life.
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Post#1048 » by Bishop45 » Thu Jan 14, 2021 3:49 pm

Myrie's not going anywhere, y would Nets trade him now anyway?
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Post#1049 » by AirP. » Thu Jan 14, 2021 3:49 pm

HeatFanLifer wrote:I don’t see any team making a deal for Kyrie. Nets have no picks to give, Kyrie is a team cancer, is injury prone, and has 2 1/2 years left on his contract. The only way I do that deal as a GM is if I know I’m getting fired unless I do something. I just don’t see any franchise that desperate though.

You're right he's a cancer but there's always teams that will trade for him. Brian Windhorst said he's talked with GMs/Assistant GMs recently over zoom about the Kyrie situation and while some said they don't think Brooklyn could move him, others said they thought they could, I believe one GM said they could probably get 2 1st for him right now.

Kyrie is out there, so much talent but yeah, he could wreck your team if you have to rely on him and maybe Brooklyn learned that with his first year there. That's possibly one of the reasons Brooklyn decided after Harden this year and the latest issues made them decide to just go all in(although I don't really value good team's 1st nor their swaps of 1st round picks all that much).

I wouldn't be surprised if Kyrie decided to go MIA partly because he'd found out Harden may be traded for, which basically means his role may drop tremendously. Someone on Windhorst's podcast had reported that KD and Harden were celebrating together before the season thinking Harden to Brooklyn was basically a done deal.
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Post#1050 » by oreon » Thu Jan 14, 2021 4:04 pm

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HeatFanLifer wrote:I don’t see any team making a deal for Kyrie. Nets have no picks to give, Kyrie is a team cancer, is injury prone, and has 2 1/2 years left on his contract. The only way I do that deal as a GM is if I know I’m getting fired unless I do something. I just don’t see any franchise that desperate though.

You're right he's a cancer but there's always teams that will trade for him. Brian Windhorst said he's talked with GMs/Assistant GMs recently over zoom about the Kyrie situation and while some said they don't think Brooklyn could move him, others said they thought they could, I believe one GM said they could probably get 2 1st for him right now.

Kyrie is out there, so much talent but yeah, he could wreck your team if you have to rely on him and maybe Brooklyn learned that with his first year there. That's possibly one of the reasons Brooklyn decided after Harden this year and the latest issues made them decide to just go all in(although I don't really value good team's 1st nor their swaps of 1st round picks all that much).

I wouldn't be surprised if Kyrie decided to go MIA partly because he'd found out Harden may be traded for, which basically means his role may drop tremendously. Someone on Windhorst's podcast had reported that KD and Harden were celebrating together before the season thinking Harden to Brooklyn was basically a done deal.


I don't know the dude. But he seems like he's unhappy. There's a risk he could retire. 99.9999% of players wouldn't leave that money behind but with Kyrie you can never be sure. I would stay away.
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Post#1051 » by Bishop45 » Thu Jan 14, 2021 7:35 pm

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twix2500 wrote:
HeatFanLifer wrote:After the Nets trade a bball generation of picks to the Celtics, they trade a generation of picks to the Rockets?

Good luck.
Well if they win a chip you can say there future was brighter than the Heat when they traded for KG and Pierce.

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It's whatever to me, Honestly if Nets win the Chip it will probably be the emptiest feeling chip in history.

3 unlikeable guns for hire in their late primes join forces in a random location to ISO all the way to the chip. Good for them.

NY will still be a knicks town.


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Post#1052 » by AirP. » Thu Jan 14, 2021 7:47 pm

oreon wrote:I don't know the dude. But he seems like he's unhappy. There's a risk he could retire. 99.9999% of players wouldn't leave that money behind but with Kyrie you can never be sure. I would stay away.

Absolutely, I would not be surprised if he retired before his contract was up. A few years ago he was on the Road Trip'n podcast and mentioned to them that he'd be gone(retired) way before people expected.
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Post#1053 » by HeatFanLifer » Thu Jan 14, 2021 7:53 pm

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twix2500 wrote:Well if they win a chip you can say there future was brighter than the Heat when they traded for KG and Pierce.

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It's whatever to me, Honestly if Nets win the Chip it will probably be the emptiest feeling chip in history.

3 unlikeable guns for hire in their late primes join forces in a random location to ISO all the way to the chip. Good for them.

NY will still be a knicks town.


New villains, whom we don't deserve


I would just say Divas, not even worthy of villain status. With all this public complaining about NBA teams by Harden (Rockets), Durant (Warriors), and Kyrie (everyone, everywhere) I think the NBA needs a conduct clause in their contracts. If you publicly bash your own team, a team can waive you without penalty. People complaining about getting a paycheck that is more in a week than most people get in 5 years is Diva-life problems.
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Post#1054 » by Bishop45 » Thu Jan 14, 2021 8:12 pm

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It's whatever to me, Honestly if Nets win the Chip it will probably be the emptiest feeling chip in history.

3 unlikeable guns for hire in their late primes join forces in a random location to ISO all the way to the chip. Good for them.

NY will still be a knicks town.


New villains, whom we don't deserve


I would just say Divas, not even worthy of villain status. With all this public complaining about NBA teams by Harden (Rockets), Durant (Warriors), and Kyrie (everyone, everywhere) I think the NBA needs a conduct clause in their contracts. If you publicly bash your own team, a team can waive you without penalty. People complaining about getting a paycheck that is more in a week than most people get in 5 years is Diva-life problems.


Regardless of what we call it, the hate is all the same. A Nets championship would be similar to the first Big 3 chip with fans all-over the world in their feelings. I'd watch for sure.

Ppl called Warriors ultimate villains, but they only hated KD. Much different than Miami and BK Big 3's
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Post#1055 » by IggieCC » Thu Jan 14, 2021 9:04 pm

I think the hate is premature. Heat was cheat, KD GS was cheat, this Nets is wack but we really shall wait and see.

Their SZN has always been about KD's health. If he's really 90-95% byke then he was gong to have a legitimate balls deep contender anyways.
He had Kyrie, Dwinddie, LaVert, Allen, Prince on top of whatever he got now. Ofc Harden is a different animal, but healthy KD with a deep team = bonafide contender. we can't get worked up too much.

They have a very good chance for a chip this year and next. I don't really see a dynasty because of the top players wear and age, injury history. And they have a decent potential to chiiiiiiit if things go wrong.. like repeat of KG PP Nets but probably half of suffering. all in all it's good entertainment imo
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Post#1056 » by IggieCC » Thu Jan 14, 2021 9:19 pm

I also note that Kyrie is AWOL because he's upset about social justice issues if I'm not mistaken.

He said that NBA shouldn't play (and he elected not to play in the bubble) when Jacob Blake got shot 7 times in the back last year iirc. He's pretty consistent about his stance though he's wrong in being silent about his actions. He's a crazy boi but he's got his rationale for acting out in this instance. Hope he can find peace with it but I can understand why he's very passionate in his belief.
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Post#1057 » by DayofMourning » Thu Jan 14, 2021 10:24 pm

Is Harden a Kyrie replacement? AWOL boy on the move?
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