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    Quote Originally Posted by Runnin View Post
    The Entire League Has Warriors Derangement Syndrome.

    A good article about the best players in the league lamenting on the thought of another Golden State title. Seems a lot of players want to be traded.
    Pistons are an interesting counterpoint: trading for a verifiable—if oft-injured and defensively-challenged—star, in the hopes of just becoming a better team, but not really competing for the championship.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jpx7 View Post
    Pistons are an interesting counterpoint: trading for a verifiable—if oft-injured and defensively-challenged—star, in the hopes of just becoming a better team, but not really competing for the championship.
    I love the trade for the Clippers. Blake is vastly overrated and you mentioned his weak points. I don’t understand this trade from the Detroit side though. One could argue they are a worse team today than before the addition of Blake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NinersSBChamps View Post
    I love the trade for the Clippers. Blake is vastly overrated and you mentioned his weak points. I don’t understand this trade from the Detroit side though. One could argue they are a worse team today than before the addition of Blake.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NinersSBChamps View Post
    I love the trade for the Clippers. Blake is vastly overrated and you mentioned his weak points. I don’t understand this trade from the Detroit side though. One could argue they are a worse team today than before the addition of Blake.
    Griffin’s a “star” as of today and the Pistons want to sell tickets with a new arena. They should’ve asked the Braves how successful making decisions on that basis is ...
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    Cavs like a 2k team, turning over half their roster in trades right at the deadline. I’m not sure Thomas was a bad fit just because he’s “ball dominant”—so was Irving—I think he’s just not all that great (and Boston was crafty to trade him when they did). But Clarkson should indeed be a better fit once Love returns from injury.

    Everything else is pretty marginal for them—meaning I think they’ll stay top-four in seeding, but likely really struggle in seven-games against Golden State, Houston, Toronto, or Boston.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jpx7 View Post
    Cavs like a 2k team, turning over half their roster in trades right at the deadline. I’m not sure Thomas was a bad fit just because he’s “ball dominant”—so was Irving—I think he’s just not all that great (and Boston was crafty to trade him when they did). But Clarkson should indeed be a better fit once Love returns from injury.

    Everything else is pretty marginal for them—meaning I think they’ll stay top-four in seeding, but likely really struggle in seven-games against Golden State, Houston, Toronto, or Boston.
    Adding George Hill was a big add. PG that can shoot and defend is exactly what you would want playing along side LEbron.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thethe View Post
    Adding George Hill was a big add. PG that can shoot and defend is exactly what you would want playing along side LEbron.
    I think he's a great player, but he flat out mailed in his time with Sacramento. He's also had foot problems the last couple of years, so it will be interesting to see if his defense can pick back with some motivation.

    Rodney Hood was a great pick up for them though. He's played well in Utah this year, but he didn't adjust well to taking the backseat to Donovan Mitchell. Obviously he won't have the same problem deferring to LeBron in Cleveland.

    Honestly, I do think this is exactly the type of move Cleveland needed to make. People seem to forget that they were really good this year before IT came back from injury.

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    It will be just enough to get Cleaveland out of the east but will get smoked by either GS or OKC.

    Yes, I think OKC has gelled enough to challenge any team in the league. The trick is to convince Melo that he should only be a 20 minute per game player. Need to play PPAT and Grant more.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thethe View Post
    It will be just enough to get Cleaveland out of the east but will get smoked by either GS or OKC.

    Yes, I think OKC has gelled enough to challenge any team in the league. The trick is to convince Melo that he should only be a 20 minute per game player. Need to play PPAT and Grant more.
    Donít think OKC hangs with houston or GSW, but should be pesky out in the playoffs

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    It’s amazing that Cleveland is always able to find ways around the salary cap. Always makes trades and what’s more shocking is that teams always bend over for them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NinersSBChamps View Post
    It’s amazing that Cleveland is always able to find ways around the salary cap. Always makes trades and what’s more shocking is that teams always bend over for them.
    It helped how tight the market was this year (anticipating a low-cap summer likely to rival/surpass, in its parsimony and stagnation, MLB’a current slow offseason). Cleveland’s own, likely late, pick was worth more in a year of tight-fistedness with respect to picks, which surely aided them. Bulls bought the best pick traded this season—the Pelicans’ late-lottery or high non-lottery pick—but it cost them a real, and good, asset (versatile starting calibre PF with sweet shot from distance, on an extremely amenable contract) and taking on Asik’s $30+million in dead weight and a second-rounder.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NinersSBChamps View Post
    Itís amazing that Cleveland is always able to find ways around the salary cap. Always makes trades and whatís more shocking is that teams always bend over for them.
    The Cavs are like the NBA version of the Yank-mees. They seem to have perfected the Jedi mind trick when it comes to getting what they want for way less than market value.

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    I havenít decided if Donovan Mitchell has helped or not Iím forgetting about Hayward bolting this summer. While itís nice that the Jazz replaced him so quickly, I canít shake the feeling that the Jazz would have been a top three seed with Hayward this year.

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    talk of mitchell over simmons for ROY is positively absurd.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Super View Post
    talk of mitchell over simmons for ROY is positively absurd.
    Honestly, the award itself is positively stupid so I donít understand how people get worked up one way or another. I mean Michael Carter Williams won the award and that guy doesnít deserve a roster spot.

    They are both fantastic young players and would win ROY in most years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chop2chip View Post
    Honestly, the award itself is positively stupid so I don’t understand how people get worked up one way or another. I mean Michael Carter Williams won the award and that guy doesn’t deserve a roster spot.

    They are both fantastic young players and would win ROY in most years.
    and brogdon won it...
    i know it's silly but it's really not that close.
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    I donít think I have missed on a prediction more than what I had for OKC. I had them 2b with Houston in the West and they are barely squeaking past teams actively trying to lose right now.

    Itís going to be mighty interesting to see if Paul George sticks around.

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    Holy cow what has happened to the Spurs

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    Quote Originally Posted by Forever Fredi View Post
    Holy cow what has happened to the Spurs
    Kawhi has missed all season. Itís amazing they have hung around at all.

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