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Spurs DESTROYING OKC.
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In other news, how incredible was kwhai on D last night?

Good enough to get a max deal.
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is mcadoo any good? i haven't seem him play at all

Mcadoo has only played substantial minutes a few games but he's shown promise. He's been decisive on offensive, explosive finisher and good defender. He's the kind of guy the Warriors like. 6'9" long arms, etc. Wouldn't be surprised if he replaces Barnes next year as the Warriors UNC slasher/dunker. He is raw but the talk is that they like his promise.
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PERKINS

edit: also, kg if he wants to do that sort of thing
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i feel like kobe or wade is going to be an analyst. maybe both
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Kobe would be an awful analyst - he's too pathologically competitive and has too little social filters. It will be like listening to Jordan's HOF acceptance speech over and over.

It has to be someone who's intelligent, studies the game very carefully (not that Kobe doesn't do this, but the above kinda supersedes), and is likeable and has a good sense of humor

Someone like Shane Battier, Steve Nash or Tim Duncan
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It's true I don't think kobe would be a good analyst but I think he'll be an entertaining analyst. Like I don't think anybody chose Barkley or Shaq for their good analytical abilities
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don't think kobe would be good at the analytic side starting off, but he's super smart and he's very insightful and honest about a lot of things. i don't think he'd be sociopathic like mj. he comes off as very interesting in basically every interview he does nowadays.
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Kobe would be an awful analyst - he's too pathologically competitive and has too little social filters. It will be like listening to Jordan's HOF acceptance speech over and over.

you may be right, he could be Rick Barry 2.0 ;D
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Good enough to get a max deal.

Would certainly raise my offer a bit after that.


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i feel like kobe or wade is going to be an analyst. maybe both

What Hroi said. That said, it can't get much worse than Shaq.

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It's true I don't think kobe would be a good analyst but I think he'll be an entertaining analyst

He wouldn't even be entertaining. He's a brooder.

The most recent crop of former athletes is pretty bad, although I do like Webber. Barkley calling a game is almost as bad as Magic Johnson. Ugh, seeing that Isiah Thomas smile on set at TNT was the cringe.

By the way, what happened to Ernie?
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i've been thinking about the salary cap increase. estimates say the cap's gonna rise from 67 next year to ~90 the year after that. then 2017-18 is gonna be ~105, before it settles at around $100M.

w/ those #s, it makes total sense to just overpay for any player who you really want this offseason. let's say you love draymond green but don't think he's worth the max, only $13M/yr. who cares! give him the max! that's 25% of the cap, and he'll start 2015 making $16.75M. One year after that, it's gonna be $17.5M, which is only 19% of your new 90M cap. That's the equivalent of $13M on the old cap. his deal is proportionately even less the next year!

put it another way: if you went out this summer and hypothetically maxed jimmy butler, kawhi, and draymond, that'd be $50.25M in 2015-16, 75% of your cap. you have $17M left for the rest of your team. but what happens in 2016-17? boom, you have $37.5M for the other 9-10 guys. you could sign another young max guy and still have more than enough room ($15M) for min bench guys! hell, if you land kevin durant at a max deal, you could have him and still fill out a team w/ rookies.

the point is, i don't see much in the way of repercussions for overpaying anyone this summer. now might be the only time that's really applicable. maybe one of the only arguments you could make is that you might miss out on the chance to hit the jackpot on a huge free agent in the 2016 summer. but unless you're one of a couple of huge destination cities/organizations, what was really the chance that KD or whoever was going to come to your team anyway? I envision a ton of teams left out in the cold next year, just like what happened to the mavs and knicks in 2010. it makes a ton more sense to snatch up some targets now, secure them by overpaying if you have to, and still have room in the coming years.
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God dam, imagine if some players and a GM were plotting the way the Heat were in 2010...I'm too lazy to get a list of star FA's in those two years, but let's say Lebron and KD told the league, ok gaiz we're going to sign in (let's say) Washington with a maxed John Wall. Over the next year, whichever one of you superstars wants to be our fourth can sign another max contract and we'll try to find value and people who'd give a discount to chase a ring for the rest of our roster....it would be like NBA 2k franchise mode

Don't hold me to the facts (like I know Washington's cap isn't in the best shape), just imagine the possibilities...
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is that really how max works? i thought max was tied to percentage of cap so if cap rose the salary would rise as well
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Riley moves to Lakers. Acquires Kevin Love this year. Acquires Kevin Durant in 2016. Acquires Westbrook in 2017.

Lakeshow is back
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why would KD join the lakers? KD and westbrook have both said they want to stay in OKC forever

i was just reading love wants to stay in cleveland and somebody asked if he would like to come back to Minnesota like KG and he said not Minnesota but maybe Portland
post #21225 of 27236
Yes because athletes never go back on their word
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