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Originally Posted by idfnl View Post

Nobody was right all along about Leonard, you're struggling with creeping determinism.

 

Literally everyone in this thread but you was right about Leonard. Wanting to retain a key player with superstar potential who was integral to a championship run doesn't make people wrong, as hard as that is to believe.

 

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Originally Posted by idfnl View Post

I never said Andrew Bynum got a max deal.

 

You were implying that he was grossly overpaid. The truth is most of his contract wasn't guaranteed, so using him as an example for your asinine argument is just stupid.

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Originally Posted by jet View Post

All the social media idiots are praising the luke walton choice acting as if he's going to turn current lakers into current warriors.

I still can't believe they gave that fool a 5 year deal.

Agree.

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Originally Posted by diadem View Post

You were implying that he was grossly overpaid.

He was grossly overpaid. And "hindsight" says I'm right.
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Originally Posted by diadem View Post

Literally everyone in this thread but you was right about Leonard. Wanting to retain a key player with superstar potential who was integral to a championship run doesn't make people wrong, as hard as that is to believe.

Groupthink in this thread felt Gobert deserved a max too. Silence on that point justifies creeping determinism. Leonard is a "big win", but Gobert... it's as if the "gotta pay him" didn't happen.
Edited by idfnl - 4/30/16 at 8:32pm
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The Spurs- WOW. And I had to miss the game.
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Poor Russy is marooned on Kawhi island. And it sucks to visit there
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Guys. I can't believe we're still trying to reason with idfnl
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wow at Hornets Heat game6, maybe best game of the season I was at the edge of my seat the whole 2nd half.
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Originally Posted by indesertum View Post

Guys. I can't believe we're still trying to reason with idfnl

Give us another optimistic opinion on Lin.
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Originally Posted by idfnl View Post

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Originally Posted by diadem View Post

Stop bringing other players into the discussion. We're talking about Kawhi Leonard here. If SA let him walk, armchair warriors like you (but with more sense) would be tearing them to pieces for giving up a franchise player. SA has always made good decisions when it comes to personnel and they're great evaluators of talent.

Also, thanks for conveniently omitting the last sentence of my previous post, which was completely valid justification for giving him a max.

We're talking about paying Leonard, and one way to judge whether it's deserved is history which is a consistent stream of horribly overpaid players. Leonard was averaging 16 and 7, just not enough to warrant a max. After this season, yes. In hindsight it would have been the right move to give him a max, but hindsight, in your armchair, is easy.
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All the players I mentioned were more or less statistically on par with Leonard's numbers, just consider all the "valid justifications" that led to paying Eddy Curry. And just look at Omir Asik at the end of the bench sucking up salary. And Roy Hibbert.

when we talked in 2014 here IIRC the consensus was he should prove himself before getting max, and then in 2015 that he should get max since FA market was poor and cap was going to be raised. And that's what most people here thought and they have proven to be correct.

Lol omer asik, Leonard is now Pippen or Worthy 2.0, he's an all-star. There's no doubt Spurs made the right choice.
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Is anyone reading Boys Among Men by Jonathan Abrams?

It's about the HS to pros leap in the NBA, basically a chronicle of various histories, dynamics behind the scenes, and some obscure but interesting interviews. It's written at about 8th grade level (to be kind), but otherwise there are some interesting tidbits and it's eye opening to follow some rags-to-riches stories in more detail.

SA seems unbeatable.
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Grats to the heats. Great series

Klay be beastin. Dude could be a superstar on any team without one already
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Warriors played well but gave up runs to the Blazers bench. Blazers might take a game or two. Dubs have a bad habit of letting up on intensity (see the one Rockets win).
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Originally Posted by indesertum View Post

Dude could be a superstar on any team without one already

Umh. Such mastery of the self-evident.
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Originally Posted by SirGrotius View Post

Is anyone reading Boys Among Men by Jonathan Abrams?

It's about the HS to pros leap in the NBA, basically a chronicle of various histories, dynamics behind the scenes, and some obscure but interesting interviews. It's written at about 8th grade level (to be kind), but otherwise there are some interesting tidbits and it's eye opening to follow some rags-to-riches stories in more detail.

SA seems unbeatable.

He didn't make the high school to pro jump, but the title of the book reminds me of Shaquille Oneal, who I saw play at San Antonio Cole High School, a relatively small high school and therefore less competition. He was never scrawny like many seven foot tall teenagers are. I attended every basketball game in the Texas State High School Tournament from 1981 to 1998 and never saw someone like him play.
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Offense from both Pacers and Raptors is rather boring to watch.
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Originally Posted by skitlets View Post

Offense from both Pacers and Raptors is rather boring to watch.

The 4th quarter is like watching a Jr High game. Especially Toronto. This team will never win a chip.

The endless stoppages and commercials compounds the crap on display. It took 30 minutes to play the last 4 minutes.
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