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NBA 2016-2017 Season Thread

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

  1. HRoi

    HRoi Senior member

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    I read RFX post and thought, man, Asik would be perfect for the Heat. Probably a pipe dream but I googled "Omer Asik" to see what it would take to get him

    The first news article was from CBS Philly that the Sixers were trying hard to get him after learning that he's on the trading block

    On the front page of the CBS Philly website were also two articles - one about a 25-yo woman arrested for having sex with a dog while her boyfriend took photos, and another about two women getting caught having sex in a McDonald's bathroom, with one of them ending up getting stabbed. Good old Philly.
     
  2. Wade

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    I don't see the lakers trying to get wiggins by hoping to get the 1st pick
    They got most of the good players they had in the past through fa
     
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    Honestly, putting signs allover your city asking a basketball player to stay is the douchiest move imaginable. I thought the white t shirts in Miami were pretty bad, but this. JFC.
     
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  4. lawyerdad

    lawyerdad Senior member

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    I don't know why it's douchey. Some of these guys have massive egos, so playing to them may be an effective strategy. (Or, it may not be. I don't really know. But I assume that's the thinking behind it.) I'd probably rather see that than a lot of the other billboard crap I'm visually assaulted by on a daily basis.
     
  5. RFX45

    RFX45 Senior member

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    Just what the Lakers need to keep Dwight.


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  6. lawyerdad

    lawyerdad Senior member

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    Lends some credence to HRoi's Plan B theory . . .
     
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    ^ ya +1. It's kind of funny actually. Then again LA is the only city in which I've seen Bijan billboards... like, you need a billboard, really? Have people who actually shop at Bijan ever been induced to shop there because they drove past the billboard on Santa Monica? Do you think Dwight will drive down Wilshire or past Staples, look up see the billboard and say to himself.. "Ya, I should stay in LA. Thanks billboard!" LOL
     
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    lawyerdad Senior member

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    Hater.
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  9. RFX45

    RFX45 Senior member

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    Other news...


    Knicks offer Elton Brand a contract.

    Splitter agrees with Spurs, 4yrs for $36mil.

    Websters resigns with Wizards, 4yrs for $22mil.

    David West stays with Pacers for 3yrs/$36mil.

    Nets keeps Blatche.

    Clippers tries to get Reddick or Mayo. (which seems perfect for the team except it is to trade Bledsoe)

    Spurs, Heat, Cavs, Celts & Grizz interested in Oden.
     
  10. RFX45

    RFX45 Senior member

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    This might be a very good trade if Billups can still play back-up PG for CP3, though I've seen Reddick handle the ball in Orlando so he can also do that here and there.

     
  11. HRoi

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    That's the best they can get for Bledsoe? After all that hype? Redick has become a pretty nice player but one dimensional. Although in fairness his perimeter game does fit the Clips. But now they're even worse defensively if he starts
     
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    I don't think they are worse defensively, he is replacing Willie Green/Billups in the line-up, Green isn't really the best defender and Billups was very limited with his injury so they could really only get better at this point.

    Plus Doc is a defensive coach so they will get much, much better next year. Dudley is a better defender than Butler too.

    I agree that they could probably get more for Bledsoe but I think they might considering the cap, especially if they plan to sign more player? I think they should resign Barnes and/or Odom. Odom was getting into shape, if he keeps it up this summer and be ready for next season, he can really contribute. Barnes was really good in his role last year too, good compliment with Crawford I think.
     
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  13. HRoi

    HRoi Senior member

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    ^ I thought that this trade was basically replacing Caron Butler with Redick at one of the wing spots...but you would know the Clips rotation better than i
     
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    Nah, Reddick is a true SG while Butler is an SF. Dudley is also an SG but a taller SG that can guard SFs, which I think will be his position until we see who else they get.
     
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    maybe Donald Sterling wanted more caucasians on the team?


    I joke... I joke...
     
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  16. LawrenceMD

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  17. HRoi

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    man, the more i think about this, the more i think the Clippers fucked this up. they had someone who's supposedly capable of being a top 10 PG when he reaches his prime, but also tradeable because they have the top PG...and they flip him for two nice role players that have already hit their ceiling?? their lineup doesn't really look like a huge upgrade, and you've got to get interesting talent back if you're giving up Bledsoe.

    well, at least they resigned Paul and averted a disaster, and got MUCH better on the coaching front. but i don't like this trade at all. Phoenix, on the other hand, seems to have scored big if Bledsoe's worth the hype
     
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    man if the clippers could've flipped Jordan and bledsoe for doc, Pierce and Garnette. They tried to milk the deal and pretend they had leverage and it went public and stern threw a wet blanket on it like an angry Dad pissed at his kids to prove a point - but they're still a legitimate big man short. They'll compete for the chip but the team looks like its still missing a piece.

    the blake for howard swap doesn't make as much sense without a garnette anchoring the front line, its too risky of a move for the clips to try now - especially if howard flakes out about having death threats and hate from laker fans/media.
     
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  19. RFX45

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    I think Doc has bigger plans. I still think Reddick and Dudley is a good upgrade and I am a big fan of Bledsoe. Reddick was a beast in Orlando when everyone went down so he is capable of scoring, Dudley provides that good range and stretches the floor. Bledsoe is still pretty raw as a player, when CP3 was down, he didn't really shine like Collison or Vazquez did in New Orleans.

    The thing with Phoenix is, Bledsoe will still comes off the bench, Dragic will start so even in Phoenix he is a second string PG. I would have preferred he go to a team where he could start so he can shine, but I guess that shows where some teams view Bledsoe as? Still a prospect?


    So far, the Clips got these guys on contract for next year.


    Clips starting:
    CP3
    Reddick
    Dudley
    Griffin
    Jordan


    Bench:
    Billups
    Crawford
    Green
    Wayns
    Summer

    That isn't really that deep so they do not look as formidable but I am confident more will come. They did manage to get Odom, Barnes, Hill, Turiaf, Hollins, etc... for cheap and with Doc as the coach and CP3 & Griffins long term contracts, it should be easier to attract better players for a cheaper price this year. We'll see how it all goes but I think that is a very solid starting point.
     
  20. idfnl

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    This gets filed in the not sure if serious category.
     

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