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Re: Giannis Blockbuster? 

Post#21 » by drsd » Tue Sep 15, 2020 8:08 am

BadMofoPimp wrote:Giannis will goto Miami. Rumors been for a while. Evidently, he has same agent as Bam while Bam put off his contract resigning another year so the Heat will have money to make a move for Giannis. Riley the man again . . .


A roster that has Antetokounmpo, Butler, and Adebayo as core allows for a "Dragić and Herro"-type backcourt, and be dominant.

The "beauty" of this for Miami is that all kinds of rookies and vets would flock to South Beach to make a low-cost, high-quality bench.

It is the reversion away from guard play to focus on the bigs. And being ahead of the curve is how to win in the NBA.

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Post#22 » by MasterGMer » Thu Oct 15, 2020 6:13 pm

Adebayo has the same agent as Giannis, and Miami Heat will be full pursuit of Giannis 2021. So will GSW and Dallas.

Time is clicking and if Giannis doesn't sign the super max with Bucks. He is gone. And we will know very very soon.

2021 Free Agent Class is huge. Will we have the cap space? I know I know nobody wants to come to Orlando. We had been an attractive place for FA. But what happened? Hope things will change and start from this year's draft. We can get a really good piece at 15 to pair with Fultz. And I am excited already!
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Re: Giannis Blockbuster? 

Post#23 » by MartinsIzAfraud » Thu Oct 15, 2020 7:39 pm

MasterGMer wrote:Adebayo has the same agent as Giannis, and Miami Heat will be full pursuit of Giannis 2021. So will GSW and Dallas.

Time is clicking and if Giannis doesn't sign the super max with Bucks. He is gone. And we will know very very soon.

2021 Free Agent Class is huge. Will we have the cap space? I know I know nobody wants to come to Orlando. We had been an attractive place for FA. But what happened? Hope things will change and start from this year's draft. We can get a really good piece at 15 to pair with Fultz. And I am excited already!

Cap space will depend on what Fultz and Isaac get signed for 2nd contracts.
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Post#24 » by MasterGMer » Thu Oct 15, 2020 11:14 pm

Per twitter: Miami is planning on going all in on Giannis 2021 summer
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Post#25 » by BAMBAEXPRESS » Fri Oct 16, 2020 2:53 am

And we will continue to run out Vucevic and Fournier lol.... unreal.
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Re: Giannis Blockbuster? 

Post#26 » by Rainwater » Fri Oct 16, 2020 5:28 am

BAMBAEXPRESS wrote:And we will continue to run out Vucevic and Fournier lol.... unreal.


To be fair I doubt Giannis wants to play for the Magic. Who exactly would he play with (in terms of stars) once he gets here? Heat, just coming off a finals run, already have Butler and great supporting cast. Heat are just are an attractive location currently.
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Post#27 » by pepe1991 » Fri Oct 16, 2020 7:43 am

BAMBAEXPRESS wrote:And we will continue to run out Vucevic and Fournier lol.... unreal.


We couldn't even keep Ibaka from leaving...
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Re: Giannis Blockbuster? 

Post#28 » by BAMBAEXPRESS » Fri Oct 16, 2020 1:10 pm

Rainwater wrote:
BAMBAEXPRESS wrote:And we will continue to run out Vucevic and Fournier lol.... unreal.


To be fair I doubt Giannis wants to play for the Magic. Who exactly would he play with (in terms of stars) once he gets here? Heat, just coming off a finals run, already have Butler and great supporting cast. Heat are just are an attractive location currently.


Thats my point. We are worse than a treadmill team because no one cares.

I mean what do we have to look forward too?

Chuma - I am sure he will be a solid player in time but he is a rookie coming off ACL surgery
Isaac- injury prone label is not going anywhere

Potential for Dennis Smith trade- he is who he is. Just like AG and Vuc.

Sorry but there is no hope for a long time here.
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Re: Giannis Blockbuster? 

Post#29 » by Rainwater » Fri Oct 16, 2020 1:34 pm

BAMBAEXPRESS wrote:
Rainwater wrote:
BAMBAEXPRESS wrote:And we will continue to run out Vucevic and Fournier lol.... unreal.


To be fair I doubt Giannis wants to play for the Magic. Who exactly would he play with (in terms of stars) once he gets here? Heat, just coming off a finals run, already have Butler and great supporting cast. Heat are just are an attractive location currently.


Thats my point. We are worse than a treadmill team because no one cares.

I mean what do we have to look forward too?

Chuma - I am sure he will be a solid player in time but he is a rookie coming off ACL surgery
Isaac- injury prone label is not going anywhere

Potential for Dennis Smith trade- he is who he is. Just like AG and Vuc.

Sorry but there is no hope for a long time here.


I think we need to rebuild and hopefully we get lucky and build a decent team to attract a star.
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Re: Giannis Blockbuster? 

Post#30 » by pepe1991 » Fri Oct 16, 2020 2:59 pm

Rainwater wrote:
BAMBAEXPRESS wrote:
Rainwater wrote:
To be fair I doubt Giannis wants to play for the Magic. Who exactly would he play with (in terms of stars) once he gets here? Heat, just coming off a finals run, already have Butler and great supporting cast. Heat are just are an attractive location currently.


Thats my point. We are worse than a treadmill team because no one cares.

I mean what do we have to look forward too?

Chuma - I am sure he will be a solid player in time but he is a rookie coming off ACL surgery
Isaac- injury prone label is not going anywhere

Potential for Dennis Smith trade- he is who he is. Just like AG and Vuc.

Sorry but there is no hope for a long time here.


I think we need to rebuild and hopefully we get lucky and build a decent team to attract a star.


Did any smaller market team ever had any sucess with that?

Almost every single major star in last 15 years , on small market team demanded trade or flat out left. From Jason Kidd, Geoge, Lebron, Durant, Chris Paul, Chris Webber... You name it. Kawhi won championship and left to a team that probably was actually worst than team who he won championship with ( with bit of hindsight).

Rebuilding today is as pointless as staying mediocre. Giannis is probably on exit doors as another star who never attacted superstar to small market, despite being top 5 player himself.

And having RFA status in moment of resign also means nothing, as players now simply demand a trade and make a wishlist where to go. It's a joke. Small market teams today are nothing but farm system.
Davis demanding a trade, not even wanting to play for Pelicans and wakling around like clown with "that's it folks" shirt is best example how uncopetitive league is. Year later he is nba champion, as sad as that is. And Peles are back as square one, now building Ingram, Ball and Williamson for Lakers, Nets, Knicks, Celtics or whoever gets them when they are in their prime. But proably not Pelicans.
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