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Post#1841 » by MagicMatic » Mon Jun 10, 2019 11:07 pm

How many games does Toronto win with Warriors having a healthy KD, Curry, and Klay?
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Post#1842 » by basketballRob » Mon Jun 10, 2019 11:13 pm

I'd like to somehow get the 3rd or 4th pick.

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Post#1843 » by ezzzp » Tue Jun 11, 2019 12:40 am

MagicMatic wrote:How many games does Toronto win with Warriors having a healthy KD, Curry, and Klay?


Roster depth is part of the game strategy. The Warriors have had incredible amount of playoff health related luck + also happened to be on top when the salary cap exploded in 2016, compounding that health luck with tremendous salary cap luck.

Opponent key players injured...

2018 Western Conference Finals: Houston Rockets - Chris Paul (starting PG)

2017 Western Conference Semifinals: Utah Jazz - George Hill (starting PG)
2017 Western Conference Quarterfinals: Portland Trailblazers - Jusuf Nurkic (starting C)

2016 Finals: Cleveland Cavaliers -Kevin Love (starting PF)

2015 Finals: Cleveland Cavaliers - Kyrie Irving (starting PG), Kevin Love (starting PF)
2015 Western Conference Finals: Houston Rockets - Patrick Beverley (starting PG)
2015 Western Conference Semifinals: Memphis Grizzlies - Mike Conley (starting PG), Tony Allen (starting SG)
2015 Western Conference Quarterfinals: New Orleans Pelicans - Jrue Holiday (starting PG)
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Post#1844 » by Skin » Tue Jun 11, 2019 12:47 am

basketballRob wrote:I'd like to somehow get the 3rd or 4th pick.

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Not happening.
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Post#1845 » by tiderulz » Tue Jun 11, 2019 12:49 am

MagicMatic wrote:How many games does Toronto win with Warriors having a healthy KD, Curry, and Klay?

if they werent spending $30mil on Durant, they would have more depth. give and take
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Post#1846 » by basketballRob » Tue Jun 11, 2019 12:54 am

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basketballRob wrote:I'd like to somehow get the 3rd or 4th pick.

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Not happening.
Both may be up for trade in a 3 team AD deal.

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Post#1847 » by MagicMatic » Tue Jun 11, 2019 1:05 am

ezzzp wrote:
MagicMatic wrote:How many games does Toronto win with Warriors having a healthy KD, Curry, and Klay?


Roster depth is part of the game strategy. The Warriors have had incredible amount of playoff health related luck + also happened to be on top when the salary cap exploded in 2016, compounding that health luck with tremendous salary cap luck.

Opponent key players injured...

2018 Western Conference Finals: Houston Rockets - Chris Paul (starting PG)

2017 Western Conference Semifinals: Utah Jazz - George Hill (starting PG)
2017 Western Conference Quarterfinals: Portland Trailblazers - Jusuf Nurkic (starting C)

2016 Finals: Cleveland Cavaliers -Kevin Love (starting PF)

2015 Finals: Cleveland Cavaliers - Kyrie Irving (starting PG), Kevin Love (starting PF)
2015 Western Conference Finals: Houston Rockets - Patrick Beverley (starting PG)
2015 Western Conference Semifinals: Memphis Grizzlies - Mike Conley (starting PG), Tony Allen (starting SG)
2015 Western Conference Quarterfinals: New Orleans Pelicans - Jrue Holiday (starting PG)


Yep, they certainly sacrificed bench depth.
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Post#1848 » by MartinsIzAfraud » Tue Jun 11, 2019 1:24 am

MagicMatic wrote:How many games does Toronto win with Warriors having a healthy KD, Curry, and Klay?


Doesn’t help Draymond is shooting like 13% from 3 and Looney is garbage
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Post#1849 » by Last Guardian » Tue Jun 11, 2019 2:02 am

MagicMatic wrote:How many games does Toronto win with Warriors having a healthy KD, Curry, and Klay?


2. They are still incredible defensively and have enough offense.
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Post#1850 » by nymets1 » Tue Jun 11, 2019 2:07 am

Wow the Warriors had to pressure KD to play to try to stay in the series and now they and Durant have ruined his free agency plans so Durant probably has no choice but to resign with Golden State now. Why should a team sign Durant now? I doubt Durant is ready for the season opener.
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Post#1851 » by tiderulz » Tue Jun 11, 2019 2:17 am

nymets1 wrote:Wow the Warriors had to pressure KD to play to try to stay in the series and now they and Durant have ruined his free agency plans so Durant probably has no choice but to resign with Golden State now. Why should a team sign Durant now? I doubt Durant is ready for the season opener.

every team will still offer him the max
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Post#1852 » by Bensational » Tue Jun 11, 2019 3:08 am

nymets1 wrote:Wow the Warriors had to pressure KD to play to try to stay in the series and now they and Durant have ruined his free agency plans so Durant probably has no choice but to resign with Golden State now. Why should a team sign Durant now? I doubt Durant is ready for the season opener.


Why? He didn't suffer a career ending injury. As long as he doesn't Grant Hill his recovery he will be fine.

Also, Grant Hill is an example about teams not caring about an injury like this.
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Post#1853 » by Optimus_Steel » Tue Jun 11, 2019 3:42 am

If Tor doesn't win the title they will remember how they could not close this game 5 out.
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Post#1854 » by MartinsIzAfraud » Tue Jun 11, 2019 3:45 am

Goodness it’s amazing the shooting going on in these games. Absolute quality sets and screens to get shooters open and over rotation on D.

One day maybe one day Orlando can have something nice
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Post#1855 » by Optimus_Steel » Tue Jun 11, 2019 3:56 am

Yea Durant snapped that Achilles.....looked like rubber band snapping.

Toronto blew a gold opportunity tonight, if they don't win this title it will be on game 5 for blowing Kawhi's brilliant 3 mins in the 4th.
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Post#1856 » by yoyojw17 » Tue Jun 11, 2019 3:57 am

Optimus_Steel wrote:If Tor doesn't win the title they will remember how they could not close this game 5 out.

Up 6 with 2 and half left.... great job kawhi!!!

THEEEEEEEEN they got lax.... Kawhi with a 3 with time on the clock.... forced.... and then lowry did the same on the next possession. At that point i said.... that's game... GS got this. lol
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Post#1857 » by Magic4champ » Tue Jun 11, 2019 4:19 am

So sad Achilles injury for KD!
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Post#1858 » by Magic4champ » Tue Jun 11, 2019 4:34 am

Sad day for the knicks
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Post#1859 » by Bonafide89 » Tue Jun 11, 2019 4:35 am

tiderulz wrote:
nymets1 wrote:Wow the Warriors had to pressure KD to play to try to stay in the series and now they and Durant have ruined his free agency plans so Durant probably has no choice but to resign with Golden State now. Why should a team sign Durant now? I doubt Durant is ready for the season opener.

every team will still offer him the max
How many guys on the wrong side of 30 have suffered achilles injuries and how well did they play when they returned?

I still can't believe some of the fans cheered when it happened. The fans waving goodbye...unbelievable.

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Post#1860 » by Bensational » Tue Jun 11, 2019 6:04 am

Bensational wrote:
nymets1 wrote:Wow the Warriors had to pressure KD to play to try to stay in the series and now they and Durant have ruined his free agency plans so Durant probably has no choice but to resign with Golden State now. Why should a team sign Durant now? I doubt Durant is ready for the season opener.


Why? He didn't suffer a career ending injury. As long as he doesn't Grant Hill his recovery he will be fine.

Also, Grant Hill is an example about teams not caring about an injury like this.


I didn't know it was his Achilles as the time. Wow, much bigger injury than it looked. Could change quite a lot about how the league changes now.

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