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post #8566 of 27206
he's going to be purely an open court player at this point...if the US team can crash the defensive glass and force turnovers, he, Lebron and the PG's can turn on the jets and crush some backboards. which btw is the best way to beat Spain. not that i enjoy guys getting injured, but Rubio being out is huge for the US team
post #8567 of 27206
3 way deal between Orlando, Brooklyn, and Cleveland. I, for the life of me, cannot understand why any of these clubs would want this deal. Its fucking horrendous.
post #8568 of 27206
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Originally Posted by HRoi View Post

he's going to be purely an open court player at this point...if the US team can crash the defensive glass and force turnovers, he, Lebron and the PG's can turn on the jets and crush some backboards.

Maybe but keep in mind that Chandler is the only true center in this team so Blake might play some center position and be working too hard on defense to get some offense going, especially since his offensive repertoire is still very limited at this point. I hope he has enough stamina for it because he'd be relying on it heavily.


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3 way deal between Orlando, Brooklyn, and Cleveland. I, for the life of me, cannot understand why any of these clubs would want this deal. Its fucking horrendous.


The Clips were involved in this trade earlier today by giving up 2 picks to get Marshon Brooks, which isn't so bad. The deal depends on about 3-4 players agreeing to a sign and trade though so they have a lot of convincing to do. If it were me and I was getting stuck in Cleveland, I'd fuck the deal up and just go FA.
post #8569 of 27206
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griffin did this so casually... right off a layup line.... but its an incredibly difficult dunk... freaking off the back board... in air catch through the legs windmill.... just typing it it sound impossible to do without traveling.

its totally possible he could do this in-game easily maybe even during a blow-out game this olympics.
post #8570 of 27206
The other one off the wall was perfect.
post #8571 of 27206
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Originally Posted by Rambo View Post

3 way deal between Orlando, Brooklyn, and Cleveland. I, for the life of me, cannot understand why any of these clubs would want this deal. Its fucking horrendous.

Not done yet, but it sounds like the Magic get a lot for a guy who is going to leave anyway.

Brook Lopez, three first round picks from the Cavs, first round pick from Clippers, expiring contracts,...
The Cavs picks will be lottery picks. Likely 1-5.

http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/basketball/dwight-howard-trade-completed-brooklyn-nets-search-ways-work-article-1.1110947#ixzz20BSJs1Lx
post #8572 of 27206
6 first round draft picks + so much cap room is a fantastic way to get started.
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In fact, in the past 48 hours, another team expressed interest in Lopez and stood ready to offer a package of draft picks for him in the event Orlando didn't want him, league sources told CBSSports.com.
http://www.cbssports.com/nba/blog/ken-berger/19543691/sources-nets-recruiting-fourth-team-to-facilitate-dwight-howard-trade
post #8573 of 27206
^ That can't be right. Why would the Cavs give up 3 first round picks when they're not getting D12 or Lopez......
post #8574 of 27206
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^ That can't be right. Why would the Cavs give up 3 first round picks when they're not getting D12 or Lopez......

I don't know why. I think it sounds to good to be true for the Magic too.
post #8575 of 27206
Maybe the picks could be top 3, top 7, or even lottery protected.
It sounds like a complicated deal where the Magic come out on top.
post #8576 of 27206
Yeah, if the Magic are able to pull off something along the lines of that trade that would be pretty darn good.
post #8577 of 27206
That's fucking horrible. Honestly, you give up one of the best in the game (yeah, yeah, I know. But still, he's DEFINITELY top 10) for a pu-pu platter of mid 20's draft pics? This is a travesty.
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That's fucking horrible. Honestly, you give up one of the best in the game (yeah, yeah, I know. But still, he's DEFINITELY top 10) for a pu-pu platter of mid 20's draft pics? This is a travesty.

Really?
6 first round picks + cap room gives you a lot to work with. Orlando will likely draft at least some talent. They will also be able to attract some free agents with max contracts.

Edit- He was going to leave next year anyway.
post #8579 of 27206
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Originally Posted by deveandepot1 View Post

Really?
6 first round picks + cap room gives you a lot to work with. Orlando will likely draft at least some talent. They will also be able to attract some free agents with max contracts.
Edit- He was going to leave next year anyway.

Definitely. LA, Cleveland, and Brooklyn will all make the playoffs. Brooklyn will be the in the conference finals with that lineup. Its going to be a pu-pu platter of shit players. Who the fuck would want to sign in Orlando after this mess? With absolutely no one on the roster? The could easily get a few starting pieces, Bynum, somebody. I mean, jeasus, at least TRY and put together a team that your fans should want to come and see.
post #8580 of 27206
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Originally Posted by Rambo View Post

Definitely. LA, Cleveland, and Brooklyn will all make the playoffs. Brooklyn will be the in the conference finals with that lineup. Its going to be a pu-pu platter of shit players. Who the fuck would want to sign in Orlando after this mess? With absolutely no one on the roster? The could easily get a few starting pieces, Bynum, somebody. I mean, jeasus, at least TRY and put together a team that your fans should want to come and see.

Kris Humphries is reportedly holding up the deal because he wants a multi-year contract. I think Orlando is working on the "bigger fool" theory. There is a GM somewhere who is foolish enough to take several late 1st-round draft picks in exchange for a lottery pick. Orlando thinks they can eventually get enough star players to win again, but the NBA is a game of superstars. One or two superstars are generally needed to contend for the championship, so IMO it's generally best to package multiple players or draft picks for one, better player. Wash, rinse, repeat and end up with a team like the Lakers, centered around Kobe, Pau, and Bynum. As we've seen, one big superstar can also draw other marquis players, so acquiring (super)stars is the name of the game. Brook Lopez does have the potential to develop into a fine center, perhaps one of the 3-4 best centers in the league, but he'll never scare anyone.

In other news, I'm glad to see Marcus Camby headed to the Knicks instead of Miami. His defense in the paint would have really helped the Heat for a year or two, as he covered for Lebron and D-Wade gambling on defense.

Edit: I'm also glad to see the Thunder standing pat once again this off-season. Adding Perry Jones in the draft was great and their experience in this last championship finals may be enough to put them over the top. People don't place enough value on teamwork and the experience of having played together for several years.
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