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NBA 2017/18

Discussion in 'Other Sports Forum' started by dmishra, Jun 21, 2017.

  1. dmishra

    dmishra Very Well-Known Member

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    New thread for all off-season conversation.
     
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    How much is Paul giving up by opting out and re-signing? I've read a few different reports and I'm confused.. something like 205m for 5 years if he stays, versus 153m for 4 years if he goes?
     
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    Rosco Worse than Brendan Honorary Member

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    Yeah in the region of 50m is what gets reported.

    Its apparently a deal which would not have been allowed under the old CBA - i think it was because of an age limit. Chris Paul apparently negotiated the changes to it that now allow him to benefit.
     
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    Rosco Worse than Brendan Honorary Member

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    8:40pm: The Lakers engaged the Kings on a potential trade that would have involved the No. 2 pick going to Sacramento in exchange for Nos. 5 and 10, reports TNT’s David Aldridge (Twitterlinks). According to Aldridge, the Lakers’ goal was to package one of those Kings’ picks with one of the Lakers’ late first-rounders and a player in an effort to get George. However, the Kings turned them down.

    Meanwhile, Mark Medina of The Los Angeles Daily News (Twitter links) hears that the Lakers and Pacers are currently at a “standstill” in their talks, though it remains “highly likely” that Indiana will move George this week.

    6:11pm: In the wake of their trade agreementwith the Nets, the Lakers have offered the Pacers either Jordan Clarkson or Julius Randle along with the No. 27 and No. 28 picks in exchange for George, according to Brad Turner of The Los Angeles Times (via Twitter). ESPN’s Marc Stein also reported the details of that package (via Twitter).

    1:56pm: The Lakers and Pacers have engaged on trade talks for Paul George, according to ESPN’s Marc Stein and Ramona Shelburne. No deal is imminent at this point.

    Los Angeles is considered George’s likely destination in 2018, raising questions about how aggressive the Lakers would be on the trade market for him. If the Lakers expect George to sign with them as a free agent a year from now, there would be little reason for the club to pursue him now and give up key assets to land him. However, it appears the Lakers are at least kicking the tires on what it would take to acquire George and get him in the fold sooner rather than later.
     
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    Just seen clips on Josh Jackson... what's up with these kids and their weird shooting mechanics? It's not as ugly as Lonzo Ball's, but it's still not good technique; that ball's getting stripped in the NBA before he can bring it up to shoot it. Really explosive slasher and finisher though, and he can really leap out of the gym.
     
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    Fultz - Pull Up Game

     
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    His shooting form is horrible, though his actual % isn't so bad. Having said that, he's a 55% free throw shooter, which is abysmal for a wing.

    The rest of his game looks super though. But the shooting will remain a constant handicap, and I don't think he'll ever turn into a great 2 way player for that reason.
     
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    Rosco Worse than Brendan Honorary Member

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    And now Woj says the Knicks are willing to trade Porzingis for a top 3 pick.

    So maybe Boston get Porzingis ?
     
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    • According to Wojnarowski, the Knickswould be seeking a top-four draft pick and a starting guard in exchange for Porzingis. Marc Berman of The New York Post (Twitter link) reports something similar, having heard that New York would want a top-four pick plus a “strong” asset for Porzingis.
     
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    I don't know if KP will ever be an 'upper echelon' star - but he's going to be a very very good player for another 10-15 years.
    I wish the Mavs could get him ...
     
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    Rosco Worse than Brendan Honorary Member

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    If it takes Avery Bradley plus No.3 the Celtics have to do it.
    They could probably throw in another player too if necessary.
     
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    Teams can't low ball Knicks just because of the apparent fallout though; Porzingis still has 2 years to run on his rookie scale contract, and a third year qualifying offer, so like it or not, he's bound to the Knicks for 3 years on a great contract for the club. Surely, that gives Knicks the leverage to extract more high picks or good, young assets in return. Someone desperate enough will probably pay it.
     
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    Except Jackson has already told everyone he thinks its best to move Porzingis
     
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    Did he move Shaq when he missed his exit interview?
    Just asking - don't remember.
     
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    Rosco Worse than Brendan Honorary Member

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    No idea.

    Derrick Rose missed a game last season - without letting anyone know what was going on. Didn't seem to matter
     
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    Rosco Worse than Brendan Honorary Member

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    Is the draft tonight ?

    There's bound to be more movements in and around the draft.

    Would it be sad if i stayed up late to watch it ?
     
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    Yes
     
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    Rosco Worse than Brendan Honorary Member

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    Yes to both questions ?

    I think i'll be awake anyway so i'm going to find a way to watch it
     
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    NOt sure for part 1, defo for part 2 ...

    after further research:


    The 2017 NBA draft will be held on June 22, 2017, at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. It will be televised nationally in the U.S. by ESPN.
     
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    Meanwhile, Nick Young opts for free agency, and Pelicans trade Tim Frazier to the Wizards for the 52nd pick. I think Wizards made a good trade here; they get another PG who likes to drive to the basket. Not sure he's much of a playmaker, but he's pretty good finishing around the rim from what I've seen of him.
     

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