2020-21 Around The NBA Thread

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Post#501 » by Dadouv47 » Mon May 24, 2021 1:23 am

I wouldn't blame SGA if he's unhappy watching Trae Young, Morant & Booker balling while he's at home.

Still think he's happy in OKC but we need to improve ASAP.
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Post#502 » by cjmcallist » Mon May 24, 2021 2:21 pm

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Devilanche wrote:I don’t see how clippers can improve other than at the margins.

If Kawhi leave, they can’t burn it to the ground.

If kawhi stays (and they don’t reach the finals) why would a team trade for PG to be their no2 if said team no1 is not better than Kawhi ? Unless they are giving up pennies on the dollar type of deal ?


that would be enough for them to win if both Kawhi & PG13 are balling but I'm starting to think that Kawhi best basketball migt be behind him. Obviously rooting for him to leave but I don't think it would be THAT bad if he stays (except for the 2022 pick).

All indicators are he's staying. But - if they struggle in the first round and lose in the second round, I can't imagine he doesn't get a wandering eye.

Joining up with Butler and Bam in MIA would be very appealing. Getting back to the East + playing with Jimmy = great situation for KL.

I think PG would still bring a haul.
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Post#503 » by thedoppelganger » Mon May 24, 2021 3:41 pm

Dadouv47 wrote:I wouldn't blame SGA if he's unhappy watching Trae Young, Morant & Booker balling while he's at home.

Still think he's happy in OKC but we need to improve ASAP.

SGA got to experience the playoffs through first round exits both of his first 2 years while those guys were all watching from home, so I'd hope he appreciates we're trying to build something bigger than just scraping in. Booker had to go through 5 seasons of the Suns being awful before finally breaking through, this is Trae's first year in, guys like Fox and Towns are definitely stuck in a worse situation. I wouldn't worry about him too much for a while, he seemed to have a good perspective on everything in his exit press.
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Post#504 » by Devilanche » Mon May 24, 2021 11:42 pm

Dadouv47 wrote:
Devilanche wrote:I don’t see how clippers can improve other than at the margins.

If Kawhi leave, they can’t burn it to the ground.

If kawhi stays (and they don’t reach the finals) why would a team trade for PG to be their no2 if said team no1 is not better than Kawhi ? Unless they are giving up pennies on the dollar type of deal ?


that would be enough for them to win if both Kawhi & PG13 are balling but I'm starting to think that Kawhi best basketball migt be behind him. Obviously rooting for him to leave but I don't think it would be THAT bad if he stays (except for the 2022 pick).

That’s the thing , I think they need a decent facilitator someone on the level of a Rubio minimally before they can win it all so long as Kawhi /PG is performing well. I just don’t see a way they can get such a player using MLE or trading for one using their depleted asset without causing a hole elsewhere.

Of course this doesn’t consider injuries amongst the other teams.
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Post#505 » by Devilanche » Mon May 24, 2021 11:43 pm

Dadouv47 wrote:I wouldn't blame SGA if he's unhappy watching Trae Young, Morant & Booker balling while he's at home.

Still think he's happy in OKC but we need to improve ASAP.

It’s part of the reason I think he will play the full of next season.
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Post#506 » by Devilanche » Wed May 26, 2021 2:10 pm

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Will he finally come over ?
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Post#507 » by thedoppelganger » Wed Jun 2, 2021 1:58 pm

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Boston is one of the only places I've thought Presti would leave OKC for if the position ever opened up, given he's from the area. Don't think he will given the amount of control he has here and the fact he can take the team in almost any direction given our war chest, but don't be surprised when his name starts popping up in rumors/interview talks.
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Post#508 » by thedoppelganger » Wed Jun 2, 2021 2:21 pm

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Nevermind then! What a huge change, can't believe Stevens is moving away from coaching
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Post#509 » by jake_swivel » Wed Jun 2, 2021 4:04 pm

Celtics fans seem to mostly not like that Stevens is going to the front office. Feels like he’d do a great job there to me.
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Post#510 » by Dadouv47 » Thu Jun 3, 2021 1:25 pm

jake_swivel wrote:Celtics fans seem to mostly not like that Stevens is going to the front office. Feels like he’d do a great job there to me.


Hope he likes Horford :lol:
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Post#511 » by hardenASG13 » Tue Jun 8, 2021 11:37 am

Curious if anyone who bad mouthed me repeatedly for years here is able to now see how Playing KD and Westbrook next to non shooters was completely ridiculous, and cost OKC a dynasty? Nets look fine defensively despite not playing a one way defensive stopper 30mpg. As do all the other teams in the league ha. Turns out being able to set your D more because you score easily is a good thing, and having wide open shooters (a given when KD is on the floor, especially with WB too) is what you want over individual defenders, in a league that switches everything. Not a troll post, but genuinely curious, you guys seeing this? Still think defense is as important as shooting, in the NBA? Why hasn’t Roberson found another roster?

You be asked, warned and told every other way possible to move on from this. LET IT GO.

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