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Re: 2018 Offseason Thread 

Post#921 » by Kizz Fastfists » Wed Jun 13, 2018 5:34 pm

Balkman32 wrote:Who would have thought Dipo and Sabonis would get the Thunder PG13 last year????


Dipo had a contract that made the salaries work. Who has that size contract this year? Adams and Westbrook. One of them has to be moved if you are going to bring in someone like that.
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Re: 2018 Offseason Thread 

Post#922 » by slick_watts » Wed Jun 13, 2018 5:38 pm

bondom34 wrote:
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bondom34 wrote:Nope. Popped up on my timeline when someone liked it and reminded me of this board.


that's a stupid assumption to make. even if someone here was negative EVERYTHING (and nobody is), basketball talk doesn't encompass EVERYTHING. want to talk about food? sex? beer? the 49ers? the 2013 thunder? we can have plenty of uplifting conversations.

having negative thoughts about the thunder right now is not being 'unnecessarily negative'. and what pompous idiot is making the determination of what is 'necessarily' negative and what isn't in the first place?

It was a joke.

And apparently struck a nerve.


joke or no joke, i'm sure anyone's had someone say something stupid like 'oh so and so must be depressed! how can they be so negative about [insert narrow, specific interest]! how do they enjoy life?'

if you spend a lot of time with a person who actually has problems on a day to day basis, it's probably a great idea to take a step back and consider what must be causing that. because it's true, if someone is negative about everything, behaving unusually dreary, something's probably going on. reducing that sentiment to basketball arguments on realgm is insulting to people actually facing real problems. so yeah, you struck a nerve.
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Re: 2018 Offseason Thread 

Post#923 » by Pillendreher » Wed Jun 13, 2018 5:38 pm

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Balkman32 wrote:Who would have thought Dipo and Sabonis would get the Thunder PG13 last year????


Dipo had a contract that made the salaries work. Who has that size contract this year? Adams and Westbrook. One of them has to be moved if you are going to bring in someone like that.


Unless the other player is still on his rookie deal.
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Re: 2018 Offseason Thread 

Post#924 » by slick_watts » Wed Jun 13, 2018 5:44 pm

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Balkman32 wrote:Who would have thought Dipo and Sabonis would get the Thunder PG13 last year????


Dipo had a contract that made the salaries work. Who has that size contract this year? Adams and Westbrook. One of them has to be moved if you are going to bring in someone like that.


Unless the other player is still on his rookie deal.


there's still time for stanley johnson to happen.
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Re: 2018 Offseason Thread 

Post#925 » by Pillendreher » Wed Jun 13, 2018 5:45 pm

slick_watts wrote:
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Dipo had a contract that made the salaries work. Who has that size contract this year? Adams and Westbrook. One of them has to be moved if you are going to bring in someone like that.


Unless the other player is still on his rookie deal.


there's still time for stanley johnson to happen.


I was thinking of potential Presti targets in that regard, but only MCW came to mind and he's a) not on his rookie contract anymore and b) can't be dealt because he's expiring. :cry:
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Re: 2018 Offseason Thread 

Post#926 » by slick_watts » Wed Jun 13, 2018 5:47 pm

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Unless the other player is still on his rookie deal.


there's still time for stanley johnson to happen.


I was thinking of potential Presti targets in that regard, but only MCW came to mind and he's a) not on his rookie contract anymore and b) can't be dealt because he's expiring. :cry:


we would have beaten utah if we traded for him and he stayed healthy.
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Re: 2018 Offseason Thread 

Post#927 » by bondom34 » Wed Jun 13, 2018 5:53 pm

slick_watts wrote:
bondom34 wrote:
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that's a stupid assumption to make. even if someone here was negative EVERYTHING (and nobody is), basketball talk doesn't encompass EVERYTHING. want to talk about food? sex? beer? the 49ers? the 2013 thunder? we can have plenty of uplifting conversations.

having negative thoughts about the thunder right now is not being 'unnecessarily negative'. and what pompous idiot is making the determination of what is 'necessarily' negative and what isn't in the first place?

It was a joke.

And apparently struck a nerve.


joke or no joke, i'm sure anyone's had someone say something stupid like 'oh so and so must be depressed! how can they be so negative about [insert narrow, specific interest]! how do they enjoy life?'

if you spend a lot of time with a person who actually has problems on a day to day basis, it's probably a great idea to take a step back and consider what must be causing that. because it's true, if someone is negative about everything, behaving unusually dreary, something's probably going on. reducing that sentiment to basketball arguments on realgm is insulting to people actually facing real problems. so yeah, you struck a nerve.

Apologies if sething is going on man. Was kidding and hope everything is ok in real life.
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Re: 2018 Offseason Thread 

Post#928 » by slick_watts » Wed Jun 13, 2018 5:54 pm

bondom34 wrote:Apologies if sething is going on man. Was kidding and hope everything is ok in real life.


nothing's going on. things couldn't be better! we can argue about sports all you want but joking about depression and mental problems is not cool.
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Re: 2018 Offseason Thread 

Post#929 » by bondom34 » Wed Jun 13, 2018 5:56 pm

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bondom34 wrote:Apologies if sething is going on man. Was kidding and hope everything is ok in real life.


nothing's going on. things couldn't be better! we can argue about sports all you want but joking about depression and mental problems is not cool.

I wasn't joking in that sense, and am definitely sensitive to the issue. You had worried a minute there.

Was saying (and really at this point Kizz mostly) is doom and gloom no matter what happens.
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Re: 2018 Offseason Thread 

Post#930 » by slick_watts » Wed Jun 13, 2018 5:58 pm

bondom34 wrote:
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bondom34 wrote:Apologies if sething is going on man. Was kidding and hope everything is ok in real life.


nothing's going on. things couldn't be better! we can argue about sports all you want but joking about depression and mental problems is not cool.

I wasn't joking in that sense

Was saying (and really at this point Kizz mostly) is doom and gloom no matter what happens.


kizz thinks terrance ferguson is going to be jimmy butler. that's probably the most optimistic take on this entire board.
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Re: 2018 Offseason Thread 

Post#931 » by bondom34 » Wed Jun 13, 2018 5:59 pm

slick_watts wrote:
bondom34 wrote:
slick_watts wrote:
nothing's going on. things couldn't be better! we can argue about sports all you want but joking about depression and mental problems is not cool.

I wasn't joking in that sense

Was saying (and really at this point Kizz mostly) is doom and gloom no matter what happens.


kizz thinks terrance ferguson is going to be jimmy butler. that's probably the most optimistic take on this entire board.

You've got me there. Also see my edit, had me worried there.
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Re: 2018 Offseason Thread 

Post#932 » by slick_watts » Wed Jun 13, 2018 6:00 pm

bondom34 wrote:
slick_watts wrote:
bondom34 wrote:I wasn't joking in that sense

Was saying (and really at this point Kizz mostly) is doom and gloom no matter what happens.


kizz thinks terrance ferguson is going to be jimmy butler. that's probably the most optimistic take on this entire board.

You've got me there. Also see my edit, had me worried there.


i appreciate your concern.
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Re: 2018 Offseason Thread 

Post#933 » by bondom34 » Wed Jun 13, 2018 6:01 pm

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Re: 2018 Offseason Thread 

Post#934 » by Pillendreher » Wed Jun 13, 2018 6:03 pm

slick_watts wrote:
bondom34 wrote:
slick_watts wrote:
nothing's going on. things couldn't be better! we can argue about sports all you want but joking about depression and mental problems is not cool.

I wasn't joking in that sense

Was saying (and really at this point Kizz mostly) is doom and gloom no matter what happens.


kizz thinks terrance ferguson is going to be jimmy butler. that's probably the most optimistic take on this entire board.


That's just a glitch in the software.
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Re: 2018 Offseason Thread 

Post#935 » by Kizz Fastfists » Wed Jun 13, 2018 6:07 pm

Pillendreher wrote:That's just a glitch in the software.


Working as intended.
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Re: 2018 Offseason Thread 

Post#936 » by Pillendreher » Wed Jun 13, 2018 6:08 pm

Kizz Fastfists wrote:
Pillendreher wrote:That's just a glitch in the software.


Working as intended.


Analysis.

Why are you lying to me?
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Re: 2018 Offseason Thread 

Post#937 » by Balkman32 » Wed Jun 13, 2018 6:53 pm

Kizz Fastfists wrote:
Balkman32 wrote:Who would have thought Dipo and Sabonis would get the Thunder PG13 last year????


Dipo had a contract that made the salaries work. Who has that size contract this year? Adams and Westbrook. One of them has to be moved if you are going to bring in someone like that.


Melo has the size of the contract plus it is expiring. The 2nd part has to be will they buy him out or is he willing or a want to play there.
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Re: 2018 Offseason Thread 

Post#938 » by Dn4sty » Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:08 pm

slick_watts wrote:
bondom34 wrote:
slick_watts wrote:
nothing's going on. things couldn't be better! we can argue about sports all you want but joking about depression and mental problems is not cool.

I wasn't joking in that sense

Was saying (and really at this point Kizz mostly) is doom and gloom no matter what happens.


kizz thinks terrance ferguson is going to be jimmy butler. that's probably the most optimistic take on this entire board.


It will be great to see Ferguson become the Kawhi like addition to an older core in OKC, just like Kawhi did for Duncan and company in San Antonio :)
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Re: 2018 Offseason Thread 

Post#939 » by Knrstz » Wed Jun 13, 2018 11:04 pm

I’m not as high on Ferguson as kizz but I do like him. That being said, we definitely need to see some progress this year, especially on defensive technique.
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Re: 2018 Offseason Thread 

Post#940 » by Balkman32 » Thu Jun 14, 2018 3:32 pm

Key offseason dates
June 24: Deadline for restricted free agents to exercise player options
June 29: Deadline to exercise player, team or early termination options
July 1: Free agency begins after midnight ET
July 6: Moratorium ends at noon ET; signings and trades can be made official
July 13: Deadline to withdraw qualifying offers to restricted free agents

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