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post #20086 of 27236
aron baynes is 28 lol
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Originally Posted by Steve B. View Post

I don't understand why they've paid Diaw and Splitter what they have. I'd be giving them restructuring offers, again to keep the team together.
what do you mean by this?
post #20087 of 27236
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Originally Posted by Brothersport View Post

aron baynes is 28 lol

lol Baynes is 28. Um, ok. Do you have a point to make?
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Yeah, the NBA isn't like the NFL where you can restructure deals. Once the contract is agreed to between management and the player, it's set in stone. That's why the amnesty is so important for teams. And also why Gilbert Arenas is laughing all the way to the bank as he continues to get paid through 2016 even though he hasn't played since 2013.
Edited by diadem - 1/30/15 at 10:40am
post #20089 of 27236
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Originally Posted by idfnl View Post

lol Baynes is 28. Um, ok. Do you have a point to make?
lol snark only works if you have something smart to say behind it. the point is obvious. baynes isn't "the solution."

maybe boozer is the solution in los angeles!!!
post #20090 of 27236
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Originally Posted by Brothersport View Post

lol snark only works if you have something smart to say behind it. the point is obvious. baynes isn't "the solution."

maybe boozer is the solution in los angeles!!!

You're looking to be clever. It isn't really panning out.
post #20091 of 27236
I would be the best GM - I'd offer every all star the league minimum and tell them they'd make it back in endorsements. Oh, and I'd make them donate 100% of their salary to charity you know, because it's good for the community. Pretty sure I'd win executive of the year. The key is telling the players they need to take less to "keep the team together." Those magic words convince everybody to take less than market value. I wouldn't mention that the owners are making a killing.
post #20092 of 27236
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Originally Posted by UnFacconable View Post

I would be the best GM - I'd offer every all star the league minimum and tell them they'd make it back in endorsements. Oh, and I'd make them donate 100% of their salary to charity you know, because it's good for the community. Pretty sure I'd win executive of the year. The key is telling the players they need to take less to "keep the team together." Those magic words convince everybody to take less than market value. I wouldn't mention that the owners are making a killing.
that was the best part of all this dumb gm stuff, "get the other guys on the team to pressure kawhi into taking less" bahhahahahahahahahahhahahahahaahahahhahahaha
post #20093 of 27236
Obviously, idnfl loves his NBA2K games. So much so that he can't disassociate it with reality.
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alternate theory: idfnl's real-life coworkers banded together and convinced him to take a pay cut for the greater good of the company.

in other news:
cousins got kobe's spot. lillard snubbed.

i listened to the notorious jvg on zach lowe's podcast and they brought up a good point. if there were ever a year to sign someone to a max deal, this is the offseason. the cap is going up 20 million the offseason after that, so any max deal that gets signed this upcoming year only can increase some certain % on a yearly basis, and is going to be worth like 25% less than any max deal signed the year after. you know what that means! Kawhi, YOU get a max, Jimmy, YOU get a max, Draymond, YOU get a max, A. Ron Baynes, YOU get a max!

holy crap jason kidd can coach.
January 30, 2015
post #20095 of 27236
I don't know what's so surprising about Kidd being a capable coach though. He really turned it around after Sodagate last year. He took a prehistoric Brooklyn Nets team to the second round. Give him a halfway decent team and he will give you results.
post #20096 of 27236
watched the last quarter of that Laker game. there are some games you're just going to win no matter what. this looked like one of those. They collapsed twice and hung on only with miracle baskets. their pgs were beyond useless (did you see how they reacted to the press? like high school kids), and there was little to no ball movement. dribble the clock out, throw up a prayer and hope. sometimes that works. at least they didn't lose 10 in a row. nice to hear Pau got a warm welcome. one of the classiest athletes i've been around. and a great player, no matter what some say. puts up a solid 20 and 12 year-in and year-out. and everyone who coaches him says something along the lines of "i knew he was good, but I was surprised by how many different things he does so well." yeah, i'm a pau fan boy.
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I felt that last few minutes of the regulation was very badly coached by Byron. Clarkson, the rookie PG, just couldn't handle the pressure and gave up turnovers that led to OT. I felt like Lin played well in the 4th and handles the ball much better and they probably could have hold on to that lead and win in regulation.

Ok I get it, he wanted Clarkson to get some experience, somewhat acceptable but what was even more astounding was that Sacre was in there for Boozer (who was also pumped up and was playing well in the fourth against a former team). There was no way Sacre is there for experience and Byron didn't even think about putting Boozer in the 2 OTs, Sacre only fouled out so he inserted Boozer in (finally). Seemed like Bryon just blacked out in the last 13-14 minutes of the game and was clueless on how to coach.

He got lucky that the Bulls had a struggling Rose (dude couldn't make a shot and had another ast-to-TO ratio again) and missed the exact same game winning shot, the same shot he made against GSW.
post #20098 of 27236
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Forgot to post about this when the Clips played the Suns about the Morris twins contract (probably posted already):
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You both signed new deals this summer. Can you ever see yourself playing on different teams again?

Markieff Morris: "I can’t. It’s going to be almost impossible to get us apart. The Suns knew we wanted to be together. I think we could have made more money [if we went to free agency]. But the game doesn’t mean the same when we are apart. They got to $52 million [to split] for us. I took $32 million. I score more points (laughs). But it’s all going to the same bank account. What’s important is that we stayed together."


Apparently the Suns said "we have this amount to pay for both of you" and then let them decide how to split it up. The commentators wondered what they were going to do once one of them or both of them gets married.
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alternate theory: idfnl's real-life coworkers banded together and convinced him to take a pay cut for the greater good of the company.
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that was the best part of all this dumb gm stuff, "get the other guys on the team to pressure kawhi into taking less" bahhahahahahahahahahhahahahahaahahahhahahaha

post #20100 of 27236
bruh it's not a joke if i just point out what you've said in the past laugh.gif
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