ImageImage

Around the League News and Rumors (Non-Hawks) Part 2

Moderators: ATL Boy, dms269, HMFFL

User avatar
ATL Boy
Forum Mod - Hawks
Forum Mod - Hawks
Posts: 10,911
And1: 3,935
Joined: May 15, 2011
Location: Atlanta GA
       

Around the League News and Rumors (Non-Hawks) Part 2 

Post#1 » by ATL Boy » Tue Jun 11, 2019 12:41 am

Please continue your Around the League rumors discussion in this thread. We've been instructed to not let threads go over 100 pages due to some site server issues, so the initial thread has been locked.

Here's a link to the initial "Around the League News and Rumors (Non-Hawks)" thread for archival purposes:
viewtopic.php?f=7&t=1061536
SichtingLives wrote:life hack:

When a man heaves a live chainsaw towards you from distance, stand still. No one has good accuracy throwing a chainsaw.
lethalweapon3
Pro Prospect
Posts: 918
And1: 1,124
Joined: Aug 13, 2007
Location: State Farm Arena, Moving The Ball From Side To Side
Contact:
 

Re: Around the League News and Rumors (Non-Hawks) Part 2 

Post#2 » by lethalweapon3 » Tue Jun 11, 2019 5:26 pm

The Bud Tree continues to grow, woooow...

Read on Twitter


~lw3
"Dunking is better than sex." - Shawn Kemp, 1996
macd-gm
Starter
Posts: 2,473
And1: 2,498
Joined: Jul 02, 2017
 

Re: Around the League News and Rumors (Non-Hawks) Part 2 

Post#3 » by macd-gm » Tue Jun 11, 2019 7:25 pm

Interesting. I thought Memphis would look for someone with more name recognition but i don't know who that is.

Man Valeciunes must be pissed he got traded mid-season of the Raptors run to the finals. Wonder if he'll stick in Memphis. Will anyone?
User avatar
Jamaaliver
RealGM 2018 NCAA Tourney Challenge Champ
Posts: 21,551
And1: 7,333
Joined: Sep 22, 2005
Location: Officially a citizen of the World...
Contact:
     

Re: Around the League News and Rumors (Non-Hawks) Part 2 

Post#4 » by Jamaaliver » Wed Jun 12, 2019 4:17 pm

A full 10% of teams in the NBA are now led by Bud disciples.

(Can we consider Quin Snyder a Bud disciple considering his short tenure in ATL?)

Read on Twitter
macd-gm
Starter
Posts: 2,473
And1: 2,498
Joined: Jul 02, 2017
 

Re: Around the League News and Rumors (Non-Hawks) Part 2 

Post#5 » by macd-gm » Wed Jun 12, 2019 4:28 pm

Why hasn't Darvin Ham gotten a shot?
Hazer
Pro Prospect
Posts: 869
And1: 1,126
Joined: Nov 30, 2017
     

Re: Around the League News and Rumors (Non-Hawks) Part 2 

Post#6 » by Hazer » Wed Jun 12, 2019 5:28 pm

Quin’s my favorite out of the entire bunch. Has that Ray Liotta “don’t know if he’s gonna rip your head off or break into a hysterical laugh” edgy vibe going.
Hazerbeamidge :guitar:
User avatar
HMFFL
Global Mod
Global Mod
Posts: 39,141
And1: 1,751
Joined: Mar 10, 2004

Re: Around the League News and Rumors (Non-Hawks) Part 2 

Post#7 » by HMFFL » Fri Jun 14, 2019 4:01 am

Congratulations to the Toronto Raptors winning the NBA Finals.
Let the off-season begin!

Sent from my SM-N920P using RealGM mobile app
User avatar
Jamaaliver
RealGM 2018 NCAA Tourney Challenge Champ
Posts: 21,551
And1: 7,333
Joined: Sep 22, 2005
Location: Officially a citizen of the World...
Contact:
     

Re: Around the League News and Rumors (Non-Hawks) Part 2 

Post#8 » by Jamaaliver » Fri Jun 14, 2019 4:06 am

HMFFL wrote:Congratulations to the Toronto Raptors winning the NBA Finals.
Let the off-season begin!


Indeed. TOR are worthy champions.

But might the Raptors be looking at a rebuild as soon as next season?

Read on Twitter
The definition of Hypocrisy:

MaceCase wrote:Unlike you, I don't resort to personal attacks but its become rather evident as to why you are divorced.


MaceCase wrote:...even God can make mistakes, your entire existence as a case in point.
jayu70
General Manager
Posts: 9,162
And1: 6,632
Joined: Mar 11, 2014
   

Re: Around the League News and Rumors (Non-Hawks) Part 2 

Post#9 » by jayu70 » Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:55 am

Read on Twitter
?s=20

:o :o

The west just became wide open. Does more western teams join the AD fray and try to win with a 1 year rental?.
User avatar
Jamaaliver
RealGM 2018 NCAA Tourney Challenge Champ
Posts: 21,551
And1: 7,333
Joined: Sep 22, 2005
Location: Officially a citizen of the World...
Contact:
     

Re: Around the League News and Rumors (Non-Hawks) Part 2 

Post#10 » by Jamaaliver » Fri Jun 14, 2019 11:15 am

jayu70 wrote:The west just became wide open. Does more western teams join the AD fray and try to win with a 1 year rental?.



Yeah, you'd have to think the bidding on Anthony Davis (and Brad Beal) will hit a fever pitch now.


MIL, BOS, HOU & Lakers each have a clear avenue to win a title immediately.
lethalweapon3
Pro Prospect
Posts: 918
And1: 1,124
Joined: Aug 13, 2007
Location: State Farm Arena, Moving The Ball From Side To Side
Contact:
 

Re: Around the League News and Rumors (Non-Hawks) Part 2 

Post#11 » by lethalweapon3 » Fri Jun 14, 2019 12:07 pm

Congratulations to the Toronto Raptors, our 2019 Rollerball champions!

~lw3
"Dunking is better than sex." - Shawn Kemp, 1996
User avatar
Jamaaliver
RealGM 2018 NCAA Tourney Challenge Champ
Posts: 21,551
And1: 7,333
Joined: Sep 22, 2005
Location: Officially a citizen of the World...
Contact:
     

Re: Around the League News and Rumors (Non-Hawks) Part 2 

Post#12 » by Jamaaliver » Fri Jun 14, 2019 1:42 pm

Klay Thompson's injury will force the Warriors to rethink next season

What does Klay Thompson's ACL injury mean for his future and the Golden State Warriors?

Golden State's front office won't have much time to lament the NBA Finals loss and heartbreaking injuries to Durant and Thompson. With the NBA draft a week away and free agency a week and a half after that, the Warriors must soon get to work figuring out how to replace two of the league's best players.

I suppose it's possible that Golden State might look at next season as a one-year break from the emotionally and physically draining pursuit of championships. But that prospect seems unlikely with the core of the team save Draymond Green (29) in their 30s. Each year of late-prime Stephen Curry is too valuable to let go to waste. A step-back season also would be a tough way to open a pricey new arena in San Francisco.

Assuming Thompson re-signs, Golden State would likely be limited to the taxpayer midlevel exception (projected at $5.7 million) to add free agents for more than the veterans minimum. And the Warriors would somehow need to find new starters at both shooting guard and small forward -- or at least someone capable of playing big minutes at small forward if veteran Andre Iguodala starts there, given Iguodala's age.
ESPN
User avatar
HMFFL
Global Mod
Global Mod
Posts: 39,141
And1: 1,751
Joined: Mar 10, 2004

Re: Around the League News and Rumors (Non-Hawks) Part 2 

Post#13 » by HMFFL » Fri Jun 14, 2019 2:58 pm

I believe Toronto will keep him.
Washington appears to be ready to do what it takes to turn things around.
I expect Beal to be moved and they will do their best to rebuild.

Toronto won't rebuild.
Obviously a lot depends on Kawhi Leonard returning.

Sent from my SM-N920P using RealGM mobile app
User avatar
HMFFL
Global Mod
Global Mod
Posts: 39,141
And1: 1,751
Joined: Mar 10, 2004

Re: Around the League News and Rumors (Non-Hawks) Part 2 

Post#14 » by HMFFL » Fri Jun 14, 2019 5:10 pm

Ryan Glasspiegel: Windhorst’s ‘understanding’ is that the Warriors still ‘intend’ to offer Klay Thompson and Kevin Durant five-year max deals, which would push payroll with luxury tax to about $350 million
– via Twitter

Sent from my SM-N920P using RealGM mobile app
_s_t_u_r_t_
Sixth Man
Posts: 1,688
And1: 435
Joined: Jun 13, 2007
     

Re: Around the League News and Rumors (Non-Hawks) Part 2 

Post#15 » by _s_t_u_r_t_ » Fri Jun 14, 2019 5:15 pm

Read on Twitter



In by best Alex Trebec voice...

"Why we should probably be persuaded that the Lakers trade for AD is already done, but just not yet made public in reverence to the coronation party for the Raptors."
User avatar
Jamaaliver
RealGM 2018 NCAA Tourney Challenge Champ
Posts: 21,551
And1: 7,333
Joined: Sep 22, 2005
Location: Officially a citizen of the World...
Contact:
     

Re: Around the League News and Rumors (Non-Hawks) Part 2 

Post#16 » by Jamaaliver » Fri Jun 14, 2019 6:59 pm

This feels like the closest thing to loyalty that you'll find in the NBA.
And it could absolutely be the move that dooms GS for the final years of Steph's career...

Read on Twitter
User avatar
Jamaaliver
RealGM 2018 NCAA Tourney Challenge Champ
Posts: 21,551
And1: 7,333
Joined: Sep 22, 2005
Location: Officially a citizen of the World...
Contact:
     

Re: Around the League News and Rumors (Non-Hawks) Part 2 

Post#17 » by Jamaaliver » Fri Jun 14, 2019 7:14 pm

Wiz denying interest on Ujiri.

Read on Twitter
_s_t_u_r_t_
Sixth Man
Posts: 1,688
And1: 435
Joined: Jun 13, 2007
     

Re: Around the League News and Rumors (Non-Hawks) Part 2 

Post#18 » by _s_t_u_r_t_ » Sat Jun 15, 2019 3:19 pm

_s_t_u_r_t_ wrote:
Read on Twitter



In by best Alex Trebec voice...

"Why we should probably be persuaded that the Lakers trade for AD is already done, but just not yet made public in reverence to the coronation party for the Raptors."



Sounds like we should anticipate a LAL/NOP trade announcement anytime after lunch time on Monday.


Image
User avatar
HMFFL
Global Mod
Global Mod
Posts: 39,141
And1: 1,751
Joined: Mar 10, 2004

Re: Around the League News and Rumors (Non-Hawks) Part 2 

Post#19 » by HMFFL » Sat Jun 15, 2019 10:35 pm

The Pelicans have agreed to a deal to trade Anthony Davis to the Lakers for Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram, Josh Hart, and three first-round picks – including the No. 4 overall in 2019 Draft, league sources tell ESPN.

Adrian Wojnarowski, ESPN4m ago



Sent from my SM-N920P using RealGM mobile app
User avatar
Jamaaliver
RealGM 2018 NCAA Tourney Challenge Champ
Posts: 21,551
And1: 7,333
Joined: Sep 22, 2005
Location: Officially a citizen of the World...
Contact:
     

Re: Around the League News and Rumors (Non-Hawks) Part 2 

Post#20 » by Jamaaliver » Sat Jun 15, 2019 10:49 pm

Damn. That's genuinely disappointing.
The definition of Hypocrisy:

MaceCase wrote:Unlike you, I don't resort to personal attacks but its become rather evident as to why you are divorced.


MaceCase wrote:...even God can make mistakes, your entire existence as a case in point.

Return to Atlanta Hawks