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Re: Around the NBA 10

Posted: Fri Jul 12, 2019 12:42 am
by MasterIchiro
Send him to the Heat for the garbage the Heat were offering.

Re: Around the NBA 10

Posted: Fri Jul 12, 2019 1:03 am
by hotrod
Steven Adams gonna start packing his bags.

Re: Around the NBA 10

Posted: Fri Jul 12, 2019 1:16 am
by -Ian-
hotrod wrote:Now they’ll ship Paul to the Lakers or some other contender for more assets. All hail Presti!

Or worse: they'll waive him so he can freely join his buddy LBJ.

Re: Around the NBA 10

Posted: Fri Jul 12, 2019 1:19 am
by BlackOutBuzz
OKC's original star returns. Kinda cool, really.

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Re: Around the NBA 10

Posted: Fri Jul 12, 2019 2:18 am
by -Ian-
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Re: Around the NBA 10

Posted: Fri Jul 12, 2019 5:37 am
by fatlever

Re: Around the NBA 10

Posted: Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:35 am
by -Ian-
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This comment killed me. :lol:

Re: Around the NBA 10

Posted: Fri Jul 12, 2019 9:50 am
by Bassman
The NBA commissioner is a joke, a pushover, a wet finger in the air which way is the wind blowing weakling. He’s been run over by people taking and taking, harassing and getting their way. No discipline equals anarchy and that’s where the NBA is now.

Re: Around the NBA 10

Posted: Fri Jul 12, 2019 11:58 am
by MasterIchiro
At least we know every deal Mitch makes is an honest one and while the other GMs might trend shady, a good number of those are motivated to do an honest deal or two in order to get things done.

Re: Around the NBA 10

Posted: Fri Jul 12, 2019 11:59 am
by LofJ
Bassman wrote:The NBA commissioner is a joke, a pushover, a wet finger in the air which way is the wind blowing weakling. He’s been run over by people taking and taking, harassing and getting their way. No discipline equals anarchy and that’s where the NBA is now.


Silver's stated response to all the rule breaking is that the rules themselves should be amended. The idea of actually enforcing existing rules somehow does not occur to him.

Re: Around the NBA 10

Posted: Fri Jul 12, 2019 12:36 pm
by BigSlam
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This comment killed me. :lol:

I really didn't have an opinion one way or the other when it came to Mitch but this news absolutely swings me in the direction of truly admiring him.

I now have tremendous respect for Mitch.

Good on him.

Re: Around the NBA 10

Posted: Fri Jul 12, 2019 1:29 pm
by hotrod
https://clutchpoints.com/hornets-news-david-aldridge-claims-mitch-kupchak-is-the-only-gm-not-guilty-of-tampering/

It’s got to be hard when everyone else is cheating. Really shows his true character.

Re: Around the NBA 10

Posted: Fri Jul 12, 2019 1:51 pm
by Liver_Pooty
Mitch is a good guy. But i want more clarity on him saying Rozier would be a lottery pick in this years draft. Still makes me chuckle

Re: Around the NBA 10

Posted: Fri Jul 12, 2019 2:07 pm
by Vanderbilt_Grad
I just assumed that Mitch was trying to say that the team was adding talent with Rozier. Maybe to answer some of the criticism that the team was just tanking or that he should have traded Kemba for a pick.

IDK.

Re: Around the NBA 10

Posted: Fri Jul 12, 2019 4:08 pm
by BlackOutBuzz
Liver_Pooty wrote:Mitch is a good guy. But i want more clarity on him saying Rozier would be a lottery pick in this years draft. Still makes me chuckle
My best guess is this goes back about a year, draft day 2018. Kemba was linked to the Cavs as they tried to keep LeBron. They had the 9th pick I believe, and it was generally assumed that the Hornets could've had that pick for Kemba. They even took a PG (Sexton) with the pick, maybe one we really liked.

I think that was the moment they decided to ride out Kemba's contract, for better or worse. I don't necessarily think it looks that bad in hindsight either when you consider Kemba's All-NBA campaign and starting the All-Star game as host, all while cementing himself as the best Hornet of all time.

But I do wonder if Mitch anguished over the decision to turn down a "lottery pick" for Kemba, so much so that it manifested into this bizarre comment. So when it became apparent they were gonna lose Kemba, they had to scramble to get something in return. Ideally something they viewed as similar in value to what they were offered a year prior.

Maybe he doesn't buy his own statement here, or he's in denial, but that'd be where the Rozier = lottery pick idea came from. In the days of the $100M+ salary cap the Rozier contract isn't as bad as it's being portrayed, but still you hate to think the move was made in haste just so they could say they got something in return.

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Re: Around the NBA 10

Posted: Fri Jul 12, 2019 6:08 pm
by JDuaneWayne
I wonder what the hold up is on Justin Holiday. I’d be very interested in him on the Hornets

Re: Around the NBA 10

Posted: Fri Jul 12, 2019 11:14 pm
by BlackOutBuzz
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Re: Around the NBA 10

Posted: Fri Jul 12, 2019 11:18 pm
by MasterIchiro
BlackOutBuzz wrote:
Liver_Pooty wrote:Mitch is a good guy. But i want more clarity on him saying Rozier would be a lottery pick in this years draft. Still makes me chuckle
My best guess is this goes back about a year, draft day 2018. Kemba was linked to the Cavs as they tried to keep LeBron. They had the 9th pick I believe, and it was generally assumed that the Hornets could've had that pick for Kemba. They even took a PG (Sexton) with the pick, maybe one we really liked.

I think that was the moment they decided to ride out Kemba's contract, for better or worse. I don't necessarily think it looks that bad in hindsight either when you consider Kemba's All-NBA campaign and starting the All-Star game as host, all while cementing himself as the best Hornet of all time.

But I do wonder if Mitch anguished over the decision to turn down a "lottery pick" for Kemba, so much so that it manifested into this bizarre comment. So when it became apparent they were gonna lose Kemba, they had to scramble to get something in return. Ideally something they viewed as similar in value to what they were offered a year prior.

Maybe he doesn't buy his own statement here, or he's in denial, but that'd be where the Rozier = lottery pick idea came from. In the days of the $100M+ salary cap the Rozier contract isn't as bad as it's being portrayed, but still you hate to think the move was made in haste just so they could say they got something in return.

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I for one prefer Rozier captaining this ship over Sexton. They drafted Garland and rumor is those guys don't like playing with Sexton. Also not a big fan of Dennis Smith Jr.

Re: Around the NBA 10

Posted: Sat Jul 13, 2019 12:08 am
by catch20two
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Hornets will be the worst team in the league. They have the worst collection of talent. Every team on that list has a player or two better than Charlotte’s best player. We don’t even know who the Hornet’s best player is currently.

Re: Around the NBA 10

Posted: Sat Jul 13, 2019 12:18 am
by LofJ
catch20two wrote:
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Hornets will be the worst team in the league. They have the worst collection of talent. Every team on that list has a player or two better than Charlotte’s best player. We don’t even know who the Hornet’s best player is currently.


I don't see it for the Knicks. And just because a player was picked high in the draft doesn't mean they're good, we should know that well by now.