NBA 2016-2017 Season Thread

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

  1. Biggskip

    Biggskip Senior member

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    You can't see it right now, but I'm flipping my middle finger at you right now.


    Eh, it won't matter. Since "The Big Three" conspired to thwart the salary cap and now that they are champions they should easily be able to recruit other cagey veterans to take less than optimal contracts so that they can retire as champions.

    Can't believe that Draymond Green slipped into the second round.

    I like what Boston did with their back-to-back picks.
     


  2. edinatlanta

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    Biggskip Senior member

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    Ed, this is beautiful and it captures my sentiments exactly.
     


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    I like what Boston and OKC did in last night's draft. And of course the Hornets did well. There were the usual wtf moments (e.g. the choices of Dion Waiters and Miles Plumlee at the spots where they were chosen).

    Edit: I was expecting the annual Spurs selection of a foreign player who would enter the league in 2-3 years and become a dominant player, but I guess the Spurs didn't have much to work with in this draft.
     
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    I'm pretty sure the Heat know what they are doing.
     


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    Yeah, they're saving money so they can pay LeBron, D-Wade and Bosh. Who needs to develop young role players?
     


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    Exactly. And every year they can sign some older player for the exemption to round out the lineup. This year's selection: Ray Allen.
     


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    Biggskip Senior member

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    Yeah, and they're aren't even being paid fair market value. The plan for them is simple. Keep convincing veterans to accept deep salary cuts for the chance to ride LeBron's coattails to a championship. When he and Wade retire they'll suck for a few years. In all honesty, seems like a good plan to me.
     


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    seems like a good plan though it doesn't always work out that way. examples would be Malone and Payton to the Lakers as well as Barkley to the Rockets.
    still, probably the best option for the heat.
     


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    Those guys where the victims of bad timing. By the time Malone and Payton came to LA there was so much bad blood between Kobe and Shaq that the magic was gone. Barkley should have signed with the Bulls instead of the Rockets (hindsight and all). Once Michael came back there was no stopping him.
     


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    Payton did, however, later get a ring with the 2006 Heat.
     


  12. RFX45

    RFX45 Senior member

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    Odom to return to the Clips?


    I guess if Odom straighten up and takes his wifes ball and be half as good as he was with the Lakers he could provide a decent depth for the Clips? He should be happier to be back in LA at least.
     


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    yes, some sort of salary cap flexibility is the only reason I can think of. but a late first round pick is very cheap and you can lock them up for a number of years. so I guess you have to be REALLY sure you can land someone better in free agency to pass up the gift of having a lottery pick fall to you at the end of the draft.

    Pat Riley, of course, has earned the benefit of the doubt. so let's see what he does.
     


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    Ray Allen would be a good addition, but I think they'd be better served by finding a good big man who can spell Chris Bosh. Although I'm not a big fan of Bosh, it was when he came back from his injury that the Heat really hit their stride, so I have to give him credit. To me, this point out the need for a decent backup center.
     
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    :rolleyes:


    Well, we agree on something. Jordan is entirely the wrong comparator -- they are not remotely the same type of player. A better comparison might be Ervin Johnson.



    Expect more of this, precisely because savvy, aging vets see how LeBron can extend their careers, especially if they are jumpshooters. He makes the right pass with high velocity and most often right in the pocket.
     


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