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NBA 2016/17

Discussion in 'Other Sports Forum' started by dmishra, Jul 2, 2016.

  1. dmishra

    dmishra Very Well-Known Member

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    Offseason underway, so new thread.

    With the salary cap increasing exponentially, the contracts being thrown about are pretty insane.

    Dwight Howard to the Hawks at 3 years/70 million.

    Noah to the Knicks for 4 years/72 million. Knicks creating a sicknote roster it seems. They will continue to suck.

    No moves yet from any of the Championship contenders other than OKC who traded Ibaka for Oladipo, Ilyasova and Sabonis. There is some talk about the Thunder pursuing Horford, which would be very interesting indeed.

    Adams, Horford, Durant, Oladipo, Westbrook is an absolutely tenacious team defensively. That team will give major fits to the Warriors. The floor spacing is a little fucked though - they'd need to add a couple of shooters off the bench desperately.
     
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    dmishra Very Well-Known Member

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    Also, Mike Conley re-signed by the Grizzlies at 5 years/153 million. Fuck. What will Durant get? 250 million?

    Chandler Parsons also going to the Grizz at 4 years/94 million.
     
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    The adjectives describing Durant's meetings with the Warriors, and even moreso the Clippers have been a bit more than I expected. I'm genuinely now wondering if hearing a couple of excellent pitches from other teams has gotten him thinking about a move.

    As he hears all these pitches from other teams, I think the idea of a move away might grow on him, if it hasn't already. If it grows on him enough to leave OKC remains to be seen, but I think it's possible now.
     
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    Yeah, Clippers saying they'll build a big 4 around Paul, Jordan, Griffin and Durant. The allure of the Warriors is obvious, but I wonder if Durant really works next to Curry and Thompson, all of whom need a lot of shots to be effective.

    I think if the Thunder do get Horford, it'd be wise for Durant to sign a 1 + 1 year deal with them, and see if he can win a ring there. If not, he can always test free agency again.
     
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    Major lol at Lakers signing Mozgov at 4 years/64 million. Mozgov is a talentless stiff.

    Brandon Ingram better be good, else the Lakers' future still looks bleak.
     
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    Rosco Worse than Brendan Honorary Member

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    Durant will get the max but theres some complex formula for determining what that is. It might even be less than Conley got.
    If there wasn't a max he'd get all the money.

    Mozgov's 4 year for 64m deal will be hard to beat for awfulness. The Lakers are fucked
     
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    They've just given Luol Deng 4 years/72 million. Incredible.

    Horford goes to the Celtics btw at 4 years/113 million. Wasn't too impressed by OKC's pitch apparently.
     
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    Mozgov is a decent center though - 10/10/2 kinda player in the right system.  Protect the rim for their kids to attack at will.  May work, but doubtful.
     
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    Rosco Worse than Brendan Honorary Member

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    Given how well posterised he gets I'm doubtful too.

    Durant's decision is expected soon. Tom Brady turned up with the Celtics to pitch him on Boston. The Warriors want him - would him Steph, Klay and Draymond +1 be the best starting 5 ever ?

    It makes sense for him to sign the 1 year deal with the Thunder but it also looks like he's taking other teams seriously.
     
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    1 year deal w/OK I'm sure and he'll be a FA next year again

    Mavericks with ANOTHER off season with getting no one ... :(
     
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    Rosco Worse than Brendan Honorary Member

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    Especially given the addition of Oladipo who should be perfect for that team. Staying for one year and then taking a max offer somewhere is his best financial option.

    Which is why i find it strange that he even met with other teams.
     
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    WOW WOW WOW

    Durant signs for Golden State ...

    two questions?
    1) Westbrook to average triple double next year?
    2) If it's not broke, why fix it?  Will Golden State be able to share the ball enough?
     
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    I mean with Ibaka and Durant gone, expect Westbrook to get stupid numbers taking like 50 shots a game.

    Really happy with how this is playing out just because it's seemingly pissed everybody off.
     
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    A lot changes in 6 years...
     
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    Rosco Worse than Brendan Honorary Member

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    The Warriors wont be everyones 2nd favourite team now. Thats a nice headache for Steve Kerr next season, it will probably take him a while to figure out the lineups.
     
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    Mavs gonna get Harrison Barnes and Andrew Bogut.
     
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    Yup, I fear for the Lakers.

    I can see why we are getting Mozgov and Deng, they will be good locker room presences for the yoofs. On-court is another issue though.

    I thought Lakers jumped the gun on Mozgov. They could have waited and gotten Bogut on a one year deal from GSW. No fucking team options as well, its 4 year guaranteed.

    Deng is now better as a 4 rather than a 3. I think he might take minutes away from Randle and Nance which is just weird.

    If the Lakers had waited they could have gotten Bogut and Barnes a la Mavs, but I guess Buss and Kupchak just wanted to get the players in quickly.

    Quite a frustrating preseason, but better than season.
     
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    Would Westbrook be even there though?

    It's broke because they didnt win the Championship. I think the players on the team will do enough to share the ball. Durant wont come in and behave like the star among stars but will blend right in. The only thing to worry about for now is the lack of bench. They have to give up Bogut (signing Pachulia helps though, he's only expected to defend and grab rebounds), Barbosa, Ezeli and Speights. I wonder who will join them on the minimum.
     
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    Barnes - overrated
    Bogut - more injury prone than Allen.

    I hope the Mavs make a move for him ... OKC will build for the future sooner, rather than later.

    Though I said from the get go they wouldn't win it, they probably would have with a healthy Stephen Curry ... Though Durant isn't a twat, it will cause friction when you have to share shots ...
     

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