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Post#561 » by Ghetto Gospel » Fri Jun 11, 2021 5:00 pm

Chanel Bomber wrote:
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Chanel Bomber wrote:Utah gives me a glimmer of hope that the Knicks can build a legitimately good team if they trade for or sign Zach Lavine while keeping their core intact.

I think Lavine is the epitome of a player who's never been in the right situation. But his scoring efficiency is elite, he's a dynamic and fluid perimeter player in the mold of Mitchell (perhaps not as good), Murray or Booker. He's just not a floor raiser, but add him to a solid core of players with a strong defensive identity and he elevates your ceiling significantly.

Lavine-Randle-RJ is the only way to go if you're neither team tank or team Dameism.


I think he'd be great but I don't think Chicago is going to trade him and if they wanted to trade him, we don't have much to offer.

It largely depends on his willingness to leave Chicago. I personally believe the Bulls as currently constructed are doomed, and that he has no shot at making the playoffs next year with the core they have put together. So does he want to rot in Chicago or does he want to finally be relevant in New York?

I think 3 or 4 firsts and a young player would be a fair offer for a player who's technically a threat to leave (assuming he does use that leverage), especially when you consider Chicago's lack of draft capital. If they get a top 4 pick in this year's lottery, it could change everything, obviously. But Lavine is not exactly proven anyway, frankly speaking.


To add to this, his contract is about to expire next year, and it has been reported that he's going to decline any contract extension from the bulls this summer. They'd be wise to deal him for something rather than let him walk and get nothing in return.

That said, we should only really sign him if we get assurances that he'll be here long term and will sign an extension. To me he seems like a west coast kinda guy, born in washington, huge kobe fan growing up, went to school at UCLA. I would think his most likely destination would be the lakers
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Post#562 » by DaGawd » Fri Jun 11, 2021 5:32 pm

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Post#563 » by robillionaire » Fri Jun 11, 2021 6:36 pm

DaGawd wrote:Image

Huge L for Harden


Never realized he was down that bad
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Post#564 » by WargamesX » Fri Jun 11, 2021 6:41 pm

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DaGawd wrote:Image

Huge L for Harden


Never realized he was down that bad


Even if a date is a euphemism for more than just a date :nonono:

Game recognize, game and Harden is looking real unfamiliar :lol:
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Post#565 » by Oscirus » Fri Jun 11, 2021 7:13 pm

Shiyit if James got the money to do such things, why not
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Post#566 » by 3toheadmelo » Fri Jun 11, 2021 7:17 pm

Wow
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Post#567 » by moocow007 » Fri Jun 11, 2021 8:03 pm

3toheadmelo wrote:Wow
Read on Twitter


:lol: Did you guys watch the interview the Nets announcers had with Durant after the beatdown the Nets laid on the Bucks? The announcer asked Durant about where he's at physically after the Achilles then and Durant basically said 'what the **** is wrong with you? what kind of stupid question was that?". What an a-hole.
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Post#568 » by SelbyCobra » Fri Jun 11, 2021 8:17 pm

3toheadmelo wrote:Wow
Read on Twitter


This is funny at first - of course Durant is the player that has a bodyguard rush the floor and assault another player during a tense moment.

But thinking about it after the initial stupidity/hilarity/ridiculousness of the whole thing, it's actually a really bad/f*cked up situation. A player's personal bodyguard, who is technically an employee of the team, rushed the court and got involved in a physical altercation. They're pressing charges on fans who don't belong on the floor simply for entering the playing space. This is like 10 levels worse.

I'm curious to see how the league handles this. At the very minimum the bodyguard is fired and banned from NBA games for life, I'd think.
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Post#569 » by aggo » Fri Jun 11, 2021 8:46 pm

SelbyCobra wrote:
3toheadmelo wrote:Wow
Read on Twitter


This is funny at first - of course Durant is the player that has a bodyguard rush the floor and assault another player during a tense moment.

But thinking about it after the initial stupidity/hilarity/ridiculousness of the whole thing, it's actually a really bad/f*cked up situation. A player's personal bodyguard, who is technically an employee of the team, rushed the court and got involved in a physical altercation. They're pressing charges on fans who don't belong on the floor simply for entering the playing space. This is like 10 levels worse.

I'm curious to see how the league handles this. At the very minimum the bodyguard is fired and banned from NBA games for life, I'd think.




guys its ok bc at one point this also happened:

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Post#570 » by Montmorencie » Fri Jun 11, 2021 8:50 pm

Durant should be suspended for game 4.
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Post#571 » by Capn'O » Fri Jun 11, 2021 9:37 pm

SelbyCobra wrote:
3toheadmelo wrote:Wow
Read on Twitter


This is funny at first - of course Durant is the player that has a bodyguard rush the floor and assault another player during a tense moment.

But thinking about it after the initial stupidity/hilarity/ridiculousness of the whole thing, it's actually a really bad/f*cked up situation. A player's personal bodyguard, who is technically an employee of the team, rushed the court and got involved in a physical altercation. They're pressing charges on fans who don't belong on the floor simply for entering the playing space. This is like 10 levels worse.

I'm curious to see how the league handles this. At the very minimum the bodyguard is fired and banned from NBA games for life, I'd think.


Absolutely. From a player's perspective, a plain clothes man ran on to the court and attempted to enter an altercation. Arena security had to get involved. That could have ended really badly.

This is not funny at all.* They need to set a precedent. The one time I wish Stern was still in charge. He would throw down.


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Post#572 » by TheGreenArrow » Fri Jun 11, 2021 10:02 pm

Read on Twitter


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Post#573 » by KnicksGod » Fri Jun 11, 2021 10:46 pm

I don’t know can the Jazz take this? Seems so.
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Post#574 » by HEZI » Fri Jun 11, 2021 10:50 pm

TheGreenArrow wrote:
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Read on Twitter


I can see it!!!!!!!!

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Post#575 » by Fury » Fri Jun 11, 2021 11:08 pm

TheGreenArrow wrote:
Read on Twitter


Read on Twitter


I can see it!!!!!!!!

Everybody loves thibs!!!!!!!


Damn he averaged 8 rebounds a game?
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Post#576 » by HerSports85 » Fri Jun 11, 2021 11:17 pm

TheGreenArrow wrote:
Read on Twitter


Read on Twitter


I can see it!!!!!!!!

Everybody loves thibs!!!!!!!


Sign me up. Already had him on my FA list. His defense and rebounding is underrated. He’d be a good fit off the bench with IQ.
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Post#577 » by KnicksGadfly » Fri Jun 11, 2021 11:18 pm

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Chanel Bomber wrote:
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I think he'd be great but I don't think Chicago is going to trade him and if they wanted to trade him, we don't have much to offer.

It largely depends on his willingness to leave Chicago. I personally believe the Bulls as currently constructed are doomed, and that he has no shot at making the playoffs next year with the core they have put together. So does he want to rot in Chicago or does he want to finally be relevant in New York?

I think 3 or 4 firsts and a young player would be a fair offer for a player who's technically a threat to leave (assuming he does use that leverage), especially when you consider Chicago's lack of draft capital. If they get a top 4 pick in this year's lottery, it could change everything, obviously. But Lavine is not exactly proven anyway, frankly speaking.


To add to this, his contract is about to expire next year, and it has been reported that he's going to decline any contract extension from the bulls this summer. They'd be wise to deal him for something rather than let him walk and get nothing in return.

That said, we should only really sign him if we get assurances that he'll be here long term and will sign an extension. To me he seems like a west coast kinda guy, born in washington, huge kobe fan growing up, went to school at UCLA. I would think his most likely destination would be the lakers


I have lots of confidence that Chicago is gonna shat the bag next season. I was really confused when those guys gave up everything for Vuc.
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Post#578 » by KnixtapeH20 » Fri Jun 11, 2021 11:25 pm

Montmorencie wrote:Durant should be suspended for game 4.

And then put in covid protocol bc hes a tampon and who knows where he's been.
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Post#579 » by Oscirus » Fri Jun 11, 2021 11:37 pm

So we're just letting civilians on the court now? Unless pj tuckerwas reaching into his shorts, theres no reason the bodyguard shouldve been there
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Post#580 » by offense » Fri Jun 11, 2021 11:43 pm

Trae going for 40.

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