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NBA 2016-2017 Season Thread

Discussion in 'Entertainment, Culture, and Sports' started by RFX45, Sep 22, 2010.

  1. AldenPyle

    AldenPyle Senior member

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    Johnson is good for the Nets this year; having a seemingly star-studded team will help them kick off the new arena in Brooklyn. His contract will hurt in the future, but Prokhorov can have him murdered before that becomes an issue.
     
  2. edinatlanta

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    Yeah the Hawks were stuck at the time with Johnson, they didn't really have a choice. Oh well. What we've learned with this and the Arenas deal is that the two most untradeable contracts, can in fact be traded.

    Also--Chris Broussard is such a rumormonger. Has he ever been correct after citing unnamed "league sources"? No, is the answer, btw.
     
  3. LawrenceMD

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    Chris Broussard did in fact report accurately and firstly about Lebron deciding to team up with bosh and wade in Miami.
     
  4. edinatlanta

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    Even a blind pig finds an acorn.
     
  5. Rambo

    Rambo Senior member

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    So now the Nets are talking Lopez, Humphries, Brooks, and 3 1st round picks for Dwight.
     
  6. HRoi

    HRoi Senior member

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    Damn, Orlando should take that and run
     
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  7. moffy

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    ya, because anytime you can trade a future hall of famer for three non-allstars and a bunch of mid-round draft picks and still have no future salary cap relief you have to do it.

    either way, this is a lose-lose situation for orlando.
     
  8. LawrenceMD

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    orlando should just announce to the public what they specifically want for a one year rental. its a way to gain leverage against howard by raising the stakes for the one/two teams he supposedly will only sign an extension for.

    the common joke is to trade howard to the bobcats/raptors/shitty team to teach him a lesson. but what if the Magic just announced to the cellar dwelling teams what they specifically wanted (offers that are actually almost reasonable) for a one year rental publicly through the media? It might actually force one of the shitty teams to take the gamble for a year.
     
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  9. RFX45

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    Nah, that 3 first round picks are better than you think. That is 3 first round picks. Brooks looked like a legit wingman to good 3rd option on any team. If Lopez gets healthy (BIG IF) he is a potential All-Star center that can't rebound and Hunphries is a good hustle guy. I think that is as good as anything Orlando could get considering Howard said he would only sign an extension or renew his contract with one team (he didn't say which team but it is likely the Nets).

    Also, DWill said he would sign a 5-year, $100m contract and the only way I see him even considering signing is that Howard is coming in the Nets because JJ certainly isn't a good selling factor in anyones eye. I think Crash also just signed an extension so if they can get Dwight and keep DWill, that is a good, solid starting 5. Dwight, DWill, JJ and Crash plus a decent wingman is a good starting team.
     
  10. LawrenceMD

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    one year rental wild scenario:

    celtics:

    paul piece
    A. Bradley
    Jared Sullinger
    maybe 1 or two future first round picks

    Orlando:
    Dwight Howard


    it works in the trade machine.
     
  11. RFX45

    RFX45 Senior member

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    I doubt Boston trade Pierce. He looks like he'll retire his jersey there plus Boston is the only place that even remotely likes him.
     
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  13. LawrenceMD

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    ^it was just a theoretical trade that orlando might get for a one year rental.

    but there are actually some teams willing to part with great assets for a one year rental (Houston being the front runner). eventually there might actually be something good (less assets but more financial flexibility with expiring contracts) - maybe something like josh smith (where danny ferry can just dump dwight howard after next year and the J. Smith contracts and start anew).


    d. williams has resigned with the Nets.... they'll have a "meh" team next year, but better than the last two years..... I just got the OK from the wife to get a partial season ticket package for next year. the stadium is looking really nice and right in the middle of downtown brooklyn - luckily its a 20min bus ride from the house (so I don't have to deal with parking). Hell I might even just ride a bike there to watch games (its actually a 15min bike ride).
     
  14. mxgreen

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    I don't think 3 first round picks in the mid-20s is that great. How do you know that LA won't put Bynum on the table?
     
  15. LawrenceMD

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    supposedly D12 will only sign an extension with the Nets.... maybe dallas.

    but seeing how much of a flighty girl howard is when it comes to making a good decision about where he wants to play he'll probably demand a trade to Chicago soon.
     
  16. Rambo

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    If Orlando takes that deal they're nuts. I know Dwight is a disappearing act, but even with that he's still one of the top 5 players in the league. Would any of those schmucks have played 5 minutes in the all-star game? Or even on either of the finals teams? And 3 end of round draft picks? This isn't the NFL. Those RARELY work out.
     
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    Rarely but it happens. Parker is a 28th pick and Manu was high 50s iirc. They do not need an solid Superstar from those drafts, just role players that can grow into an AllStar.

    How does trading draft pick work anyways? So if the Magic bombs next season (which is a possibility) that means their chance of getting a high lottery is higher, no? Or are they stuck getting that high number?

    Also, I think Brook Lopez can be an AllStar in the East, before getting hurt he averaged 20/8 for 2 years and actually played all games in his first 3 years so he is capable of being healthy. A season or two with Deron or a decent PG and he'd get that average up and be a good back-up AllStar. Marshon Brooks was easily the 2nd or 3rd best player in last years draft before he got hurt, I can see him a future All Star too or at least a very good wingman.
     
  18. RFX45

    RFX45 Senior member

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    Actually, after seeing this:

    ...if they make that Howard trade, the Nets will be very, very depleted in talent and will result in a bunch of DLeague & soon to retire players. It'll be worst than Miamis bench players.
     
  19. HRoi

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    guys, Dwight Howard is going to leave and Orlando is going to get nothing. the Nets' offer is really good compared to - yup, nothing. or even anything that Houston might come up with. Houston is the only team that (allegedly) has come out and said they are fine with a one year rental.

    with that said, can the Nets actually afford 2 max contracts (Williams and Howard), a super max contract (Johnson), and Gerald Wallace? like even without being able to sign 8 other players (i know you can get as many minimum contracts as you want, but those will be D leaguers, failed 2nd round picks, and Michael Olowakandi)
     
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  20. Rambo

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    You can see the future. I see the, arguably, 3rd best player in the league. Someone who could change your team for years to come. Good luck with that prognosticating.
     

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