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Post#361 » by ecuhus1981 » Sat Jan 16, 2021 10:35 pm

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DarkXaero wrote:Ugh, Levert cost us an additional 2nd round pick with his physical issues.

I was just about to post that. Wow!

This is REALLY an interesting development. Trading him might’ve saved our season.

I think it was just Indiana juicing us for a bit of extra value. Oh well, it's fine.
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Re: Nets trade for Harden! 

Post#362 » by Khashbaatar » Sat Jan 16, 2021 10:53 pm

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Re: Nets trade for Harden! 

Post#363 » by Paradise » Sat Jan 16, 2021 10:57 pm

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Sharcm1 wrote:Wondering what the issue was from leverts physical.


Has to be his foot. Multiple surgeries, dislocation and problems recent seasons. Has to be foot related.

It’s worse. Caris has a kidney mass. Wow.

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Post#364 » by MrDollarBills » Sat Jan 16, 2021 11:07 pm

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No!!!! Goddamn I hope it's benign and he'll be okay. Prayers for Caris
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Post#365 » by Prokorov » Sat Jan 16, 2021 11:19 pm

Man, Caris cant catch a break. i hope its nothing serious and can be easily remedied....

the trade may be a blessing in disguise, there would have been no MRI without a required physical due to the trade right?
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Re: Nets trade for Harden! 

Post#366 » by MrDollarBills » Sat Jan 16, 2021 11:39 pm

Prokorov wrote:Man, Caris cant catch a break. i hope its nothing serious and can be easily remedied....

the trade may be a blessing in disguise, there would have been no MRI without a required physical due to the trade right?


Correct. This was a blessing in disguise. I hope he will be alright
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Re: Nets trade for Harden! 

Post#367 » by vincecarter4pres » Mon Jan 18, 2021 2:11 pm

So what do I think of this trade?

I love it!

Harden is a generational talent and probably my favorite player in the league the last 10 years.

He should remain at an MVP level for a couple more seasons after this and still be really good into his mid to late 30’s.

His positivity and energy is going to be infectious. Good vibes only!

There are a lot of pick swaps and unprotected picks, so that’s a bit concerning. There’s a good chance one of those on the tail end will be conveyed as a top 10 lotto pick.

Remember though, we have to be worse then Houston as well though. Even if things click there for a couple seasons, with their current roster and outlook, chances are they’re going to be tanking in ‘23-‘27 themselves and not by choice.

The Thunder are a team to watch for, believe they have a couple pick swap options and picks owed to them as well, where if we had the worst record between the 3 of us, there’s a couple years our pick would go to OKC even if we’re better than Houston.

But, you have to give to get. Even if over the course of the 7 picks we send out, we send a swap of say 9 for 14 and send an unprotected 8th overall, who cares? We still got James Harden for a bunch of late picks, a couple mid lottery picks, LeVert and Allen and bad salary filler.

That’s another thing, it’s probably safe to assume Marks sent out an extra pick or 2, instead of replacing Prince with Dinwiddie. To me that says a lot, on a number of levels of how this organization thinks and operates.

I was a big Caris fan, have 2 Caris jerseys and all, but as good as he can be some nights, he’s just not an efficient player, his defense had become flatout bad and he dribbles the air out of the ball even though his skill level and overall level of play dictates he shouldn’t. Then beyond basketball, this trade may have literally saved his life, or at the least his career!

Losing Allen hurts. I think he’s the biggest loss, not even just the obvious immediate, but I honestly think in 3 years, he’s going to be a unanimous top 7 center in the league, who some argue as high as 3rd or 4th.

But we still just landed James freakin’ Harden! In his prime!

And he forced his way here! A few years ago we were worried Spence would leave for greener pastures, DLo would be a meh also ran, Caris would always be hurt. Before that was doom and gloom and watching Boston land a franchise level player with our pick, while picking up more picks with the trade back, and an All Star level player in Brown too. Before that? 12-70. And now here we sit, Kevin mother f’n Durant and Kyrie just out and out sign here as free agents, taking a small discount to boot to bring their boy DeAndre, for better or worse! Next a generational, top 3 level talent on the planet forces his way here in trade, in his prime! Times really have changed!

God bless you Luis Scola! :lol:
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Re: Nets trade for Harden! 

Post#368 » by CalamityX12 » Mon Jan 18, 2021 2:50 pm

Looks like Nets did try to retain Allen but unsuccessful
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Re: Nets trade for Harden! 

Post#369 » by HardenGoat » Tue Jan 19, 2021 12:49 am

So now we get to see the most unstoppable force in basketball paired up with two elite scorers. Get ready for this ride everyone and enjoy. The IQ and vision he brings is something special.
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Re: Nets trade for Harden! 

Post#370 » by Vator » Tue Jan 19, 2021 3:50 am

Vator wrote:It is one thing when you casually watch a guy on a different team compared to how you really analyze that player when he is on your team. Especially a guy like Harden who frustrates other fanbases because he puts sooo much pressure on the opponent defensively and his ability to draw fouls.

Reading some of your other threads I've noticed how amazed you all have been by KD at times and this will be similar in many ways, but also different because as great as a scorer that KD, Kyrie and James are, James is really a natural point guard despite his 6'5 230 pound (generous right now lol) frame and he has tremendous court vision. You all are in for a treat. The number of open shots he generates by himself due to his ability to break his man down off the dribble, his ability to pull up from anywhere, and his mastery of the pick and roll is crazy. I'm so used to teams coming up with junk defenses consisting of double and triple teams and guys loading up on him that I can't even imagine how other teams will defend him with Kyrie and Durant on the floor with him.


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Re: Nets trade for Harden! 

Post#371 » by MrDollarBills » Tue Jan 19, 2021 3:53 am

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Vator wrote:It is one thing when you casually watch a guy on a different team compared to how you really analyze that player when he is on your team. Especially a guy like Harden who frustrates other fanbases because he puts sooo much pressure on the opponent defensively and his ability to draw fouls.

Reading some of your other threads I've noticed how amazed you all have been by KD at times and this will be similar in many ways, but also different because as great as a scorer that KD, Kyrie and James are, James is really a natural point guard despite his 6'5 230 pound (generous right now lol) frame and he has tremendous court vision. You all are in for a treat. The number of open shots he generates by himself due to his ability to break his man down off the dribble, his ability to pull up from anywhere, and his mastery of the pick and roll is crazy. I'm so used to teams coming up with junk defenses consisting of double and triple teams and guys loading up on him that I can't even imagine how other teams will defend him with Kyrie and Durant on the floor with him.


Hate to quote myself, but how close to right was I?


100%.

I have been amazed at how incredible this man is. high iq, elite dribble, passing, shooting, and knows how to get separation without even having to be some elite athlete or speed freak.

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