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Post#101 » by spearsy23 » Thu Jan 9, 2020 5:31 pm

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spearsy23 wrote:If anybody wants to see the lebron effect go check out Cleveland's board. That place used to be a beehive...


They've got realcavsfans.com - most of Cavs fans are there. Similar to the Houston's Clutchfans.net

They used to have a large presence here.
“If you're getting stops and you're making threes and the other team's not scoring, that's when you're going to see a huge point difference there,” coach Billy Donovan said.
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Post#102 » by Jstock12 » Thu Jan 9, 2020 5:34 pm

spearsy23 wrote:
Jstock12 wrote:
spearsy23 wrote:If anybody wants to see the lebron effect go check out Cleveland's board. That place used to be a beehive...


They've got realcavsfans.com - most of Cavs fans are there. Similar to the Houston's Clutchfans.net

They used to have a large presence here.


Maybe they've changed the logo on their profile and now hang out on the Lakers board.
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spearsy23 wrote:
Jstock12 wrote:
They've got realcavsfans.com - most of Cavs fans are there. Similar to the Houston's Clutchfans.net

They used to have a large presence here.


Maybe they've changed the logo on their profile and now hang out on the Lakers board.

Hence the lebron effect. Dude sells tickets and merch.
“If you're getting stops and you're making threes and the other team's not scoring, that's when you're going to see a huge point difference there,” coach Billy Donovan said.
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Post#104 » by ThunderBolt » Mon Jan 13, 2020 9:50 pm

I have to brag. I got to meet Victor Oladipo's sister at my work today. I have nothing insightful to report other than she's nice. I'm done now. Carry on.
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Post#105 » by Old Man Game » Wed Jan 15, 2020 4:26 am

Dude, this Ja Morant guy is going to be ridiculous. I liked him in college last year but he's even better than I imagined he'd be at this stage. Could legit be a top 3 - 5 guy in the league in his prime.
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Post#106 » by ThunderBolt » Wed Jan 15, 2020 1:40 pm

Old Man Game wrote:Dude, this Ja Morant guy is going to be ridiculous. I liked him in college last year but he's even better than I imagined he'd be at this stage. Could legit be a top 3 - 5 guy in the league in his prime.

I don't watch much college basketball but I heard him compared to westbrook. I took that to mean he couldn't shoot. Obviously that was wrong. The kid is amazing. He's kind of been buried behind Luka and Zion publicity.
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Post#107 » by ThunderBolt » Wed Jan 15, 2020 3:34 pm

Nothing really new here but I don't believe George called Leonard just to congratulate him and then it just so happened that sparks flew. Kind of odd that Drake, a raptors fan, facilitated all of this.
http://www.espn.com/espn/feature/story?_slug_=paul-george-comes-home&id=28458552&redirected=true
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IT STARTED INNOCENTLY enough, with George calling Leonard — whom he'd known since their high school days in Southern California — a few days after the Raptors won the championship.

"It was congratulating him on winning," George says. "That's how it started ... then it took on a life of its own."

Once the two Southern California boys began talking, "it just trickled from there," George says.

There were countless text messages and phone calls and then two in-person meetings at Drake's house in Hidden Hills, California. (Drake had befriended Leonard during his season in Toronto and let Leonard — who lives in San Diego — stay there when he was in Los Angeles for free-agent meetings.) By July 1, they had decided to put their plan in motion: Leonard told the Clippers that he was interested in playing for them but only if they could improve their roster by adding an All-Star-caliber player like George.

The next day, Leonard met with George in Los Angeles. Shortly after their meeting, George's agent placed a call to Thunder president Sam Presti, asking if he would look for a trade to help George and Leonard play together.

Presti was stunned, but he said he'd consider it. His only request was to meet with George face-to-face before proceeding. He flew to Los Angeles on the evening of July 2 and saw George on July 3. George reiterated the request and talked through his reasons for wanting to make such a move — he wanted to play with Leonard but mostly wanted to play at home — just a year after re-signing with the Thunder.

It wasn't what Presti wanted to hear, but he respected the way George went about it. Presti said he'd look for trades that would help him play with Leonard and made sense for the Thunder.

Over the July Fourth holiday, the Thunder opened conversations with the Clippers and the Raptors. The Clippers were clearly the favored destination, and they were deeply engaged in creating a package that would net them George and Leonard.
The pair kept in constant communication, even meeting again at Drake's house after Leonard returned from a meeting in Toronto, according to sources with knowledge of the situation.

The Clippers weighed whether giving up promising rookie point guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, sharpshooter Danilo Gallinari and a historic haul of five future first-round picks was too much. At several moments, the deal nearly collapsed under its own weight.

"We were optimistic," George says. "But we were still unsure."

Eventually, the Clippers decided to pay the steep price. They weren't just getting George. They were ensuring that Leonard would pick them too.

George got word that the deal was complete from his agent. Then he called his parents.
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Post#108 » by ThunderBolt » Thu Jan 16, 2020 11:17 am

Sekou Doumbouya looks really good. He’s only 18 too.
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Post#109 » by Pillendreher » Thu Jan 16, 2020 2:54 pm

ThunderBolt wrote:Nothing really new here but I don't believe George called Leonard just to congratulate him and then it just so happened that sparks flew. Kind of odd that Drake, a raptors fan, facilitated all of this.
http://www.espn.com/espn/feature/story?_slug_=paul-george-comes-home&id=28458552&redirected=true
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IT STARTED INNOCENTLY enough, with George calling Leonard — whom he'd known since their high school days in Southern California — a few days after the Raptors won the championship.

"It was congratulating him on winning," George says. "That's how it started ... then it took on a life of its own."

Once the two Southern California boys began talking, "it just trickled from there," George says.

There were countless text messages and phone calls and then two in-person meetings at Drake's house in Hidden Hills, California. (Drake had befriended Leonard during his season in Toronto and let Leonard — who lives in San Diego — stay there when he was in Los Angeles for free-agent meetings.) By July 1, they had decided to put their plan in motion: Leonard told the Clippers that he was interested in playing for them but only if they could improve their roster by adding an All-Star-caliber player like George.

The next day, Leonard met with George in Los Angeles. Shortly after their meeting, George's agent placed a call to Thunder president Sam Presti, asking if he would look for a trade to help George and Leonard play together.

Presti was stunned, but he said he'd consider it. His only request was to meet with George face-to-face before proceeding. He flew to Los Angeles on the evening of July 2 and saw George on July 3. George reiterated the request and talked through his reasons for wanting to make such a move — he wanted to play with Leonard but mostly wanted to play at home — just a year after re-signing with the Thunder.

It wasn't what Presti wanted to hear, but he respected the way George went about it. Presti said he'd look for trades that would help him play with Leonard and made sense for the Thunder.

Over the July Fourth holiday, the Thunder opened conversations with the Clippers and the Raptors. The Clippers were clearly the favored destination, and they were deeply engaged in creating a package that would net them George and Leonard.
The pair kept in constant communication, even meeting again at Drake's house after Leonard returned from a meeting in Toronto, according to sources with knowledge of the situation.

The Clippers weighed whether giving up promising rookie point guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, sharpshooter Danilo Gallinari and a historic haul of five future first-round picks was too much. At several moments, the deal nearly collapsed under its own weight.

"We were optimistic," George says. "But we were still unsure."

Eventually, the Clippers decided to pay the steep price. They weren't just getting George. They were ensuring that Leonard would pick them too.

George got word that the deal was complete from his agent. Then he called his parents.


The NBA has become so very tiresome with this whole PR bull all the time. George likes to hear himself talk and now they're trying to spin this into yet another story. Barf.
"I don't know of any player that, when the shot goes up, he doesn't want it to go in," Donovan said
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Post#110 » by ThunderBolt » Thu Jan 16, 2020 3:01 pm

Pillendreher wrote:
ThunderBolt wrote:Nothing really new here but I don't believe George called Leonard just to congratulate him and then it just so happened that sparks flew. Kind of odd that Drake, a raptors fan, facilitated all of this.
http://www.espn.com/espn/feature/story?_slug_=paul-george-comes-home&id=28458552&redirected=true
Spoiler:
IT STARTED INNOCENTLY enough, with George calling Leonard — whom he'd known since their high school days in Southern California — a few days after the Raptors won the championship.

"It was congratulating him on winning," George says. "That's how it started ... then it took on a life of its own."

Once the two Southern California boys began talking, "it just trickled from there," George says.

There were countless text messages and phone calls and then two in-person meetings at Drake's house in Hidden Hills, California. (Drake had befriended Leonard during his season in Toronto and let Leonard — who lives in San Diego — stay there when he was in Los Angeles for free-agent meetings.) By July 1, they had decided to put their plan in motion: Leonard told the Clippers that he was interested in playing for them but only if they could improve their roster by adding an All-Star-caliber player like George.

The next day, Leonard met with George in Los Angeles. Shortly after their meeting, George's agent placed a call to Thunder president Sam Presti, asking if he would look for a trade to help George and Leonard play together.

Presti was stunned, but he said he'd consider it. His only request was to meet with George face-to-face before proceeding. He flew to Los Angeles on the evening of July 2 and saw George on July 3. George reiterated the request and talked through his reasons for wanting to make such a move — he wanted to play with Leonard but mostly wanted to play at home — just a year after re-signing with the Thunder.

It wasn't what Presti wanted to hear, but he respected the way George went about it. Presti said he'd look for trades that would help him play with Leonard and made sense for the Thunder.

Over the July Fourth holiday, the Thunder opened conversations with the Clippers and the Raptors. The Clippers were clearly the favored destination, and they were deeply engaged in creating a package that would net them George and Leonard.
The pair kept in constant communication, even meeting again at Drake's house after Leonard returned from a meeting in Toronto, according to sources with knowledge of the situation.

The Clippers weighed whether giving up promising rookie point guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, sharpshooter Danilo Gallinari and a historic haul of five future first-round picks was too much. At several moments, the deal nearly collapsed under its own weight.

"We were optimistic," George says. "But we were still unsure."

Eventually, the Clippers decided to pay the steep price. They weren't just getting George. They were ensuring that Leonard would pick them too.

George got word that the deal was complete from his agent. Then he called his parents.


The NBA has become so very tiresome with this whole PR bull all the time. George likes to hear himself talk and now they're trying to spin this into yet another story. Barf.

The nba does a terrible job marketing itself. When it comes to the nfl, even the crap teams like the browns get tons of coverage on a national level. The nba takes a handful over teams and ignores everyone else. The homecoming of Paul George just isn’t as touching as they want it to be.
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Post#111 » by Pillendreher » Thu Jan 16, 2020 4:58 pm

ThunderBolt wrote:
Pillendreher wrote:
ThunderBolt wrote:Nothing really new here but I don't believe George called Leonard just to congratulate him and then it just so happened that sparks flew. Kind of odd that Drake, a raptors fan, facilitated all of this.
http://www.espn.com/espn/feature/story?_slug_=paul-george-comes-home&id=28458552&redirected=true
Spoiler:
IT STARTED INNOCENTLY enough, with George calling Leonard — whom he'd known since their high school days in Southern California — a few days after the Raptors won the championship.

"It was congratulating him on winning," George says. "That's how it started ... then it took on a life of its own."

Once the two Southern California boys began talking, "it just trickled from there," George says.

There were countless text messages and phone calls and then two in-person meetings at Drake's house in Hidden Hills, California. (Drake had befriended Leonard during his season in Toronto and let Leonard — who lives in San Diego — stay there when he was in Los Angeles for free-agent meetings.) By July 1, they had decided to put their plan in motion: Leonard told the Clippers that he was interested in playing for them but only if they could improve their roster by adding an All-Star-caliber player like George.

The next day, Leonard met with George in Los Angeles. Shortly after their meeting, George's agent placed a call to Thunder president Sam Presti, asking if he would look for a trade to help George and Leonard play together.

Presti was stunned, but he said he'd consider it. His only request was to meet with George face-to-face before proceeding. He flew to Los Angeles on the evening of July 2 and saw George on July 3. George reiterated the request and talked through his reasons for wanting to make such a move — he wanted to play with Leonard but mostly wanted to play at home — just a year after re-signing with the Thunder.

It wasn't what Presti wanted to hear, but he respected the way George went about it. Presti said he'd look for trades that would help him play with Leonard and made sense for the Thunder.

Over the July Fourth holiday, the Thunder opened conversations with the Clippers and the Raptors. The Clippers were clearly the favored destination, and they were deeply engaged in creating a package that would net them George and Leonard.
The pair kept in constant communication, even meeting again at Drake's house after Leonard returned from a meeting in Toronto, according to sources with knowledge of the situation.

The Clippers weighed whether giving up promising rookie point guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, sharpshooter Danilo Gallinari and a historic haul of five future first-round picks was too much. At several moments, the deal nearly collapsed under its own weight.

"We were optimistic," George says. "But we were still unsure."

Eventually, the Clippers decided to pay the steep price. They weren't just getting George. They were ensuring that Leonard would pick them too.

George got word that the deal was complete from his agent. Then he called his parents.


The NBA has become so very tiresome with this whole PR bull all the time. George likes to hear himself talk and now they're trying to spin this into yet another story. Barf.

The nba does a terrible job marketing itself. When it comes to the nfl, even the crap teams like the browns get tons of coverage on a national level. The nba takes a handful over teams and ignores everyone else. The homecoming of Paul George just isn’t as touching as they want it to be.


They need to realize that they can't "market" the whole league like it's a Twitter account run by a 16 year old kid.
"I don't know of any player that, when the shot goes up, he doesn't want it to go in," Donovan said
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Post#112 » by Dadouv47 » Thu Jan 16, 2020 5:03 pm

Pillendreher wrote:
ThunderBolt wrote:
Pillendreher wrote:
The NBA has become so very tiresome with this whole PR bull all the time. George likes to hear himself talk and now they're trying to spin this into yet another story. Barf.

The nba does a terrible job marketing itself. When it comes to the nfl, even the crap teams like the browns get tons of coverage on a national level. The nba takes a handful over teams and ignores everyone else. The homecoming of Paul George just isn’t as touching as they want it to be.


They need to realize that they can't "market" the whole league like it's a Twitter account run by a 16 year old kid.


Are you talking about Durant? ;)
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Post#113 » by thedoppelganger » Thu Jan 16, 2020 5:05 pm

Read on Twitter
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Post#114 » by ThunderBolt » Thu Jan 16, 2020 5:18 pm

thedoppelganger wrote:
Read on Twitter

Well that’s kind of underwhelming, but thanks for sharing.

Edit: Crabbe for Schroder, filler and an asset?

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Post#115 » by Dadouv47 » Thu Jan 16, 2020 5:30 pm

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thedoppelganger wrote:
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Well that’s kind of underwhelming, but thanks for sharing.

Edit: Crabbe for Schroder, filler and an asset?

Read on Twitter


I really don't think they want Schroeder but hope I'm wrong.

I really like CP3 but wouldn't be against a CP3 for Wiggins and assets trade
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Post#116 » by Pillendreher » Sun Jan 19, 2020 10:26 pm

Marcus Smart takes 22 3s. The 3pt bombing NBA is finding its final form.
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Post#117 » by Jstock12 » Mon Jan 20, 2020 12:03 pm

Sabonis with his first triple-double (22, 15, 10) in a win against the Nuggets/Jokic. Guys, please help him out and vote him into the All-Star game. He's still behind Tacko Fall :banghead:
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Post#118 » by Dadouv47 » Mon Jan 20, 2020 3:11 pm

The Oladipo/Sabonis trade is a good example of how result oriented most people are when it comes to evaluate trade.

When we got him, I think more than 90% of the voters were saying OKC won the deal. Then people thought PG13 would walk and Oladipo was having a career year and it became a terrible trade for OKC.

In the end, the Pacers probably got 2 All stars while OKC has SGA, Gallo and 5FRP. Win/win trade.

Can't blame OKC for trading Sabonis, and I'm glad the kid is doing so well in Indiana.
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Post#119 » by Galloisdaman » Mon Jan 20, 2020 4:15 pm

ThunderBolt wrote:Nothing really new here but I don't believe George called Leonard just to congratulate him and then it just so happened that sparks flew. Kind of odd that Drake, a raptors fan, facilitated all of this.
http://www.espn.com/espn/feature/story?_slug_=paul-george-comes-home&id=28458552&redirected=true
Spoiler:
IT STARTED INNOCENTLY enough, with George calling Leonard — whom he'd known since their high school days in Southern California — a few days after the Raptors won the championship.

"It was congratulating him on winning," George says. "That's how it started ... then it took on a life of its own."

Once the two Southern California boys began talking, "it just trickled from there," George says.

There were countless text messages and phone calls and then two in-person meetings at Drake's house in Hidden Hills, California. (Drake had befriended Leonard during his season in Toronto and let Leonard — who lives in San Diego — stay there when he was in Los Angeles for free-agent meetings.) By July 1, they had decided to put their plan in motion: Leonard told the Clippers that he was interested in playing for them but only if they could improve their roster by adding an All-Star-caliber player like George.

The next day, Leonard met with George in Los Angeles. Shortly after their meeting, George's agent placed a call to Thunder president Sam Presti, asking if he would look for a trade to help George and Leonard play together.

Presti was stunned, but he said he'd consider it. His only request was to meet with George face-to-face before proceeding. He flew to Los Angeles on the evening of July 2 and saw George on July 3. George reiterated the request and talked through his reasons for wanting to make such a move — he wanted to play with Leonard but mostly wanted to play at home — just a year after re-signing with the Thunder.

It wasn't what Presti wanted to hear, but he respected the way George went about it. Presti said he'd look for trades that would help him play with Leonard and made sense for the Thunder.

Over the July Fourth holiday, the Thunder opened conversations with the Clippers and the Raptors. The Clippers were clearly the favored destination, and they were deeply engaged in creating a package that would net them George and Leonard.
The pair kept in constant communication, even meeting again at Drake's house after Leonard returned from a meeting in Toronto, according to sources with knowledge of the situation.

The Clippers weighed whether giving up promising rookie point guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, sharpshooter Danilo Gallinari and a historic haul of five future first-round picks was too much. At several moments, the deal nearly collapsed under its own weight.

"We were optimistic," George says. "But we were still unsure."

Eventually, the Clippers decided to pay the steep price. They weren't just getting George. They were ensuring that Leonard would pick them too.

George got word that the deal was complete from his agent. Then he called his parents.


Imagine the Clippers gave up all they did and then KL changed his mind?
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