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NBA Offseason and 2018/19

Discussion in 'Other Sports Forum' started by dmishra, Jun 19, 2018.

  1. dmishra

    dmishra Well-Known Member

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    The draft is in 2 days time.

    Lots of trade activity also expected, including the Kawhi situation.

    Let's keep it all in here.
     
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    LeTallecWiz Mo(ssa)d Administrator

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    Hope the Mavs either get the Texas center (Mo Bamba) or European kid ... but likely to end up with the Duke kid imo.
     
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    dmishra Well-Known Member

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    I think Bagley and Doncic will both be gone by #5. You'll probably get JJJ.
     
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    dmishra Well-Known Member

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    Or Bamba if you prefer him.
     
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    LeTallecWiz Mo(ssa)d Administrator

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    Doncic!  :)  Doncic, Barnes and Mitchell ... Good core, and with Giannis' brother, maybe we can add him?  :)

    Sign one of the C FAs (DeAndre or Boogie), and we can compete for 6-8 spot in the West (I guess that depends where LeBron & Kawhi go).
     
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    dmishra Well-Known Member

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    Nice move by the Mavs trading up for Doncic. I think this is the best possible organisation that Luka could have gone to for his development.

    DSJ/Doncic should be a fine backcourt.
     
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    Rosco Worse than Brendan Administrator

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    NBA Draft picks 2018: Round 1
    Pick/Team/Player
    1. Suns — Deandre Ayton, C, Arizona
    2. Kings — Marvin Bagley III, PF/C, Duke
    3. Hawks — Luka Doncic, G, Slovenia (traded to Mavs)
    4. Grizzlies — Jaren Jackson Jr., PF/C, Michigan State
    5. Mavericks — Trae Young, PG, Oklahoma (traded to Hawks)
    6. Magic — Mohamed Bamba, C, Texas
    7. Bulls — Wendell Carter Jr., C, Duke
    8. Cavs (via Nets) — Collin Sexton, PG, Alabama
    9. Knicks — Kevin Knox, SF/PF, Kentucky
    10. 76ers (via Lakers) — Mikal Bridges, SG/SF, Villanova (traded to Suns)
    11. Hornets — Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, PG/SG, Kentucky (traded to Clippers)
    12. Clippers (via Pistons) — Miles Bridges, SF/PF, Michigan State (traded to Hornets)
    13. Clippers — Jerome Robinson, SG, Boston College
    14. Nuggets — Michael Porter Jr., SF/PF, Missouri
    15. Wizards — Troy Brown, SG/SF, Oregon
    16. Suns (via Heat) — Zhaire Smith, SG, Texas Tech (traded to 76ers)
    17. Bucks — Donte DiVincenzo, SG, Villanova
    18. Spurs — Lonnie Walker IV, SG, Miami
    19. Hawks (via Timberwolves) — Kevin Huerter, SG/SF, Maryland
    20. Timberwolves (via Thunder) — Josh Okogie, SG, Georgia Tech
    21. Jazz — Grayson Allen, SG, Duke
    22. Bulls (via Pelicans) — Chandler Hutchison, SG/SF, Boise State
    23. Pacers — Aaron Holiday, PG, UCLA
    24. Trail Blazers — Anfernee Simons, PG/SG, IMG Academy
    25. Lakers (via Cavs) — Moritz Wagner, C, Michigan
    26. 76ers — Landry Shamet, PG/SG, Wichita State
    27. Celtics — Robert Williams III, C, Texas A&M
    28. Warriors — Jacob Evans, SG, Cincinnati
    29. Nets (via Raptors) — Dzanan Musa, SF, Bosnia and Herzegovina
    30. Hawks (via Rockets) — Omari Spellman, C, Villanova
     
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    Yah very happy with this.
    Like the 2nd round pick too!  Brunson is a really good player too.  Either use him, or work him into a trade to get a big man.
     
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    Pretty happy with the Suns work as well.

    Ayton is a safe pick. I have some doubts about his defense and overall impact, but then I had doubts about Doncic's athleticism and peak, even if his IQ is off the charts.

    Ayton should be an 18/10 player in the league very soon, and although the center position is gradually losing relevance, Ayton's size, mobility and athleticism is out of this world. Probably the most impressive athletic specimen in the draft since LeBron or Oden.

    I also love the Mikal Bridges pick. Quality guy. Not too happy trading an unprotected pick for him though.
     
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    Paul George re-signs in OKC.

    Chris Paul re-ups with the Rockets at 4 year/160 mil. Massive risk given his injury concerns, but I guess the Rockets had no choice.
     
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    What a coup for OKC - to get Paul George on this contract (instead of a 2 year contract) is a heist!  They still have a problem with Carmelo @ 27.0+ Mill, but they have a decent team that IF it gels, could still cause problems.

    DeAndre Jordan take II to the Mavs.  Finally a big man ...
     
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    Philly are in the running for Lebron ....
     
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    With George staying in OKC, and Spurs still digging their heels over Kawhi, it doesn't look like the Lakers have the pieces to entice Lebron.

    The latest murmurings are that they'll target Boogie. As if Boogie and Lebron will even remotely threaten the Warriors or the Rockets.

    Lebron's best chance at getting more rings is staying in the East. Philly or even staying with the Cavs seems like a better option at the moment.
     
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    Lebron to Lakers. Celebrations in Toronto.
     
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    That came out of nowhere. Is the Kawhi trade going down then?
     
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    In light of this, I think the NBA should just have 1-16 seeding as the West is where the NBA is right now ... the East are just watching the 'beat league in the world'
     
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    I'm not so sure it came out of nowhere ... He knows his career is coming to an end - big investments in entertainment etc, natural place to go to enhance though no?

    I bet Kawhi goes down - or worse cast scenario, next year as a free.  They'll pull something else out of the bag too.
     
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    LeBron could conceivably play at a high level for another 3 years at least. His best chance of a ring was actually to sign with Philly - much easier Eastern Conference, two legitimate young superstars in Embiid and Simmons, and enough assets to trade for another star like Kawhi.

    Frankly, that team could have taken down Golden State.

    With the Lakers, the Western Conference will now be a bloodbath. His body will take a toll battling better teams throughout regular season. And ultimately, he won't have enough to beat either the Warriors or the Rockets. Even if they get Kawhi.
     
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    Yep, the imbalance is at a completely ridiculous level now. I remember in the 13-14 seasons, the Suns won 48 games, and couldn't make the playoffs. That tally would have got them 3rd place in the East.

    This season will he similar. About 4-5 teams in the West who'd make the playoffs in the East, but won't in the West.
     
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    Don't think he and Simmons would have worked though ... both need the ball to be at their effective best.

    I'm surprised he didn't try to get to a better team than LA, who have so many holes it's ridiculous ... But if they get Kwahi, and then a few players who want to play with both, they may make things interesting.  It is LA of course.
     

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