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Re: ATL - Playoff Conference Semi Finals 

Post#641 » by rilamann » Wed Sep 16, 2020 4:57 am

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rilamann wrote:Hindsight now being 20/20, Kawhi probably shoulda stayed with the Raptors lol.


Franchise tag. But the horse is out of the barn now. The NBA runs on player movement rumors and trade talk versus actual games.

They need these guys on the move constantly.

Yeah, you're right. The NBA off-season and player movement has become a year-round event. You think back to when Shaq had his impending free agency and then signed with the Lakers in 1996, sure it was big news but it was nowhere near the hyped up soap opera it would have been in today's NBA.
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Re: ATL - Playoff Conference Semi Finals 

Post#642 » by Chuck Diesel » Wed Sep 16, 2020 5:09 am

The Heat are just such an elite organization. If the Bucks were 60% as good at drafting/finding/developing guys we’d have a Finals appearance at the very least.
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Post#643 » by brettski » Wed Sep 16, 2020 5:10 am

Remind me again, Leonard only signed a 2+1 right? and PG isn't far off free agency either. One more bad season and Leonard will try and force his way out again and OKC is going to be rolling in good draft picks.
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Re: ATL - Playoff Conference Semi Finals 

Post#644 » by machu46 » Wed Sep 16, 2020 5:19 am

brettski wrote:Remind me again, Leonard only signed a 2+1 right? and PG isn't far off free agency either. One more bad season and Leonard will try and force his way out again and OKC is going to be rolling in good draft picks.

They can both leave next offseason with Giannis if they want.


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Re: ATL - Playoff Conference Semi Finals 

Post#645 » by HurricaneKid » Wed Sep 16, 2020 5:19 am

brettski wrote:Remind me again, Leonard only signed a 2+1 right? and PG isn't far off free agency either. One more bad season and Leonard will try and force his way out again and OKC is going to be rolling in good draft picks.
They are both FAs after next year assuming they want to opt out of their POs.

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Post#646 » by TroyD92 » Wed Sep 16, 2020 5:20 am

Atleast AD is on the Lakers this year so I don't really mind them beating the Nuggets, but lets go Denver!
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Re: ATL - Playoff Conference Semi Finals 

Post#647 » by Pachinko_ » Wed Sep 16, 2020 6:15 am

Chuck Diesel wrote:The Heat are just such an elite organization. If the Bucks were 60% as good at drafting/finding/developing guys we’d have a Finals appearance at the very least.

That's why I don't understand why teams don't quadrouple the GLeague salaries, bring back all the fringe NBA Americans who are playing for pizza and borst in Europe, along with any talent that didn't make the draft for whatever reason, and farm the crap out of it for tickets and talent development.
It will be easily as competitive as Euroleague and it will pay for itself in tickets alone.

Only reason I can think of is there might be a silent agreement not to compete with the NCAA? I don't know.
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Post#648 » by Chuck Diesel » Wed Sep 16, 2020 6:22 am

Pachinko_ wrote:
Chuck Diesel wrote:The Heat are just such an elite organization. If the Bucks were 60% as good at drafting/finding/developing guys we’d have a Finals appearance at the very least.

That's why I don't understand why teams don't quadrouple the GLeague salaries, bring back all the fringe NBA Americans who are playing for pizza and borst in Europe, along with any talent that didn't make the draft for whatever reason, and farm the crap out of it for tickets and talent development.
It will be an awesome league and it will pay for itself in tickets alone.

Only reason I can think of is there might be a silent agreement not to compete with the NCAA? I don't know.


Been saying the same thing for the last 15 years my man. The G-League should be home to the best American players outside the NBA. Still, the Heat/Sioux Falls have clearly been the masters of the current setup.
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Post#649 » by Plossum » Wed Sep 16, 2020 6:34 am

Ballmer would never do it, but he needs to move on from Doc as coach. He's like Mark Jackson without the crazy. The players obv like him but he doesn't seem to have the Xs and Os acumen of many of his colleagues.
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Post#650 » by BUCKnation » Wed Sep 16, 2020 8:18 am

Same script as the previous 2 games, except the Clips lead wasnt as big so they lost by more now
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Re: ATL - Playoff Conference Semi Finals 

Post#651 » by th87 » Wed Sep 16, 2020 8:25 am

rilamann wrote:Me before tip off: Would be hilarious and awesome if the Nuggets beat the Clippers in game 7.

Me when it looks like the Nuggets might actually win: ****, the Nuggets are going to ruin Kawhi/Clippers vs Lebron/Lakers. Come on Kawhi, do something.

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Re: ATL - Playoff Conference Semi Finals 

Post#652 » by Sigra » Wed Sep 16, 2020 10:23 am

Happy for Denver offcourse but for me the most impressive thing last night was how clutch are Miami players. Boston is clearly more talented but Miami have more balls. Way more.

Same was true for Denver though. Clippers are clearly more talented but Nuggets had more balls. So far this is sexy playoffs. A lot of balls everywhere. OO
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Post#653 » by BroncoBuck » Wed Sep 16, 2020 11:30 am

th87 wrote:
rilamann wrote:Me before tip off: Would be hilarious and awesome if the Nuggets beat the Clippers in game 7.

Me when it looks like the Nuggets might actually win: ****, the Nuggets are going to ruin Kawhi/Clippers vs Lebron/Lakers. Come on Kawhi, do something.

:lol:


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Post#654 » by Bucksfan28 » Wed Sep 16, 2020 12:38 pm

Cant wait to see the endless coverage on Kawhi and PG leaving LA. Particularly intrigued by how every team w/ 2021 cap space will be a "frontrunner" to sign them.
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Post#655 » by MartyConlonOnTheRun » Wed Sep 16, 2020 12:40 pm

There was a lot of confirmation bias for me tonight that playoff clutchness is over applied at best and probably overrated. Leonard only advanced to the ECF cause of a lucky bounce and probably had the flukiest two FMVP awards. It's such a small sample size and so many things couldn't shook out differently. There's also playoff kyrie who was great when he had the best player in the world next to him. Easily see Giannis go back to bring 'clutch' next year.
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Post#656 » by ElPeregrino » Wed Sep 16, 2020 12:52 pm

Where is Kawhi going to go? He's happier living in LA than in Canada.
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Post#657 » by Ron Swanson » Wed Sep 16, 2020 1:03 pm

Very much doubt Kawhi's going anywhere anytime soon. PG crapping the bed again in the playoffs is a pretty big development though. I'd have my Bledsoe/Brook trade package ready and waiting....

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Re: ATL - Playoff Conference Semi Finals 

Post#658 » by BucksRule18 » Wed Sep 16, 2020 1:20 pm

Ron Swanson wrote:Very much doubt Kawhi's going anywhere anytime soon. PG crapping the bed again in the playoffs is a pretty big development though. I'd have my Bledsoe/Brook trade package ready and waiting....

8-)


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Re: ATL - Playoff Conference Semi Finals 

Post#659 » by coolhandluke121 » Wed Sep 16, 2020 1:45 pm

Sigra wrote:Happy for Denver offcourse but for me the most impressive thing last night was how clutch are Miami players. Boston is clearly more talented but Miami have more balls. Way more.

Same was true for Denver though. Clippers are clearly more talented but Nuggets had more balls. So far this is sexy playoffs. A lot of balls everywhere. OO


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Post#660 » by coolhandluke121 » Wed Sep 16, 2020 1:47 pm

Ron Swanson wrote:Very much doubt Kawhi's going anywhere anytime soon. PG crapping the bed again in the playoffs is a pretty big development though. I'd have my Bledsoe/Brook trade package ready and waiting....

8-)


Came here to say the same thing. They'd have to give up DDV in the deal but I would do it anyway, as much as I love him. Gotta get a title. Might not have another chance for decades if Giannis leaves.
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