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lets talk draft free agency and videos of players being guarded by chairs

lag∞n, Thursday, 30 November 2017 18:28 (one year ago) link

some interesting thoughts in here re nba positional trends and how that affects the draft https://www.theringer.com/nba/2017/11/30/16717774/jayson-tatum-boston-celtics-nba-draft-wings tho it prob overvalues said trends as trend pieces tend to, being good at basketball is still most important and teams can always do well by going countertrend

lag∞n, Thursday, 30 November 2017 18:30 (one year ago) link

michael porter is out for the season from back surgery btw, not a great opening gambit for a potential #1

lag∞n, Thursday, 30 November 2017 18:34 (one year ago) link

on the other hand marvin bagley is looking very much like "the complete package"

lag∞n, Thursday, 30 November 2017 18:35 (one year ago) link

he's pretty smooth

call all destroyer, Thursday, 30 November 2017 18:58 (one year ago) link

it seems like hes got the basketball iq and is a gamer

lag∞n, Thursday, 30 November 2017 19:02 (one year ago) link

has been seen flying around the court making plays

lag∞n, Thursday, 30 November 2017 19:03 (one year ago) link

two weeks pass...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dEFnY9JvA4c

lag∞n, Monday, 18 December 2017 01:19 (one year ago) link

marvin bagley is for real too, plus deandre ayton. should be a good draft.

J0rdan S., Monday, 18 December 2017 02:33 (one year ago) link

ya this draft is looking like it has 4 or 5 "#1 quality players" tho michael porter getting back surgery complicates that somewhat

lag∞n, Monday, 18 December 2017 02:38 (one year ago) link

its seems like bagley shd be able to play defense and therefor center tho the thing abt having a relatively short reach is worrying, wonder what the problem is

lag∞n, Monday, 18 December 2017 16:09 (one year ago) link

feel like mo bamba cld be one of those guys who people are pretty stoked on coming out of college like he goes in the 3-6 range then immediately upon entering the league starts doing things never seen before and everyone freaks out

lag∞n, Monday, 18 December 2017 16:15 (one year ago) link

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DSQveZ3W0AA0ELM.jpg

lag∞n, Saturday, 30 December 2017 03:49 (one year ago) link

trae young is going to seriously complicate some draft decisions!

lag∞n, Sunday, 31 December 2017 02:30 (one year ago) link

watched duke-nc st last night and bagley looked like the second coming of karl anthony towns. maybe ayton or young (or bamba) have higher upside but he seems like the best combo of talent and reliability in the draft to me.

https://youtu.be/1Kj9TtMiIYk

J0rdan S., Sunday, 7 January 2018 17:33 (one year ago) link

i value tearing shit up and general basketballbilty highly, but it shd be noted that ayton is doing that too and his game seems a lil more pro

lag∞n, Sunday, 7 January 2018 17:36 (one year ago) link

there is an insane amount of talent in this draft any of ayton bagley donic porter young and bamba prob wldve gone first last year

lag∞n, Sunday, 7 January 2018 17:38 (one year ago) link

out of them tho ayton seems like the only cant miss bigtime two way player

lag∞n, Sunday, 7 January 2018 17:41 (one year ago) link

ayton will prob be a monster but this article was a little concerning

https://www.theringer.com/2017/12/7/16743900/deandre-ayton-arizona-blocks-nba-draft

J0rdan S., Sunday, 7 January 2018 17:43 (one year ago) link

bagley might be a little slight for center on defense in the NBA but he seems like a smart & good kid who should be able to get himself to like... playable on that end. and the offensive potential seems limitless.

J0rdan S., Sunday, 7 January 2018 17:45 (one year ago) link

one of the enduring mysteries of the college to pro transition is that its common for an elite prospect to underperform their talent in some way then upon getting to the pros they do totally fine... or not, and its super hard to tell which player will succeed and which wont, all else being equal id take the player who has the tools and is underperforming over the one who has question marks over their fundamental abilities, of course maybe danny aigne takes a look at their mind types and choses bagley, i dont have access to the mindtype data

lag∞n, Sunday, 7 January 2018 17:51 (one year ago) link

*the mystery mostly has to do with bad coaching imo

lag∞n, Sunday, 7 January 2018 17:52 (one year ago) link

Ayton doesn’t play with much energy on defense. He rarely makes two efforts at contesting a shot, and he’s not particularly diligent about getting himself involved in a play when it doesn’t involve his man.

The frustrating part about the way Ayton plays is that it’s not due to any lack of ability. His defensive potential is off the charts. When he’s locked in on that side of the ball, he can be dominant. He made a few huge defensive plays in Arizona’s 67-64 win over Texas A&M on Tuesday, a game in which he significantly outplayed Robert Williams, another big man projected to go in next year’s lottery.

this prob comes down to a judgement call on personality and motivation but if i were a drafter and felt like i got a sense that those werent going to be an issue id feel fine writing off his college block numbers to the usual college bs

lag∞n, Sunday, 7 January 2018 17:54 (one year ago) link

if bagley doesnt totally pan out i cld see him as a antwan jamison / ken faried type ie a player with a great feel for the game who just doesnt quite have the stuff to dominate

lag∞n, Sunday, 7 January 2018 18:15 (one year ago) link

yeah i guess a lot of the ayton question comes down to answers about his personality etc that seem unknowable to the public

bagley looks like a 25 ppg scorer to me tho

J0rdan S., Sunday, 7 January 2018 18:37 (one year ago) link

three weeks pass...

jfc this guy

Def hyper-focusing on 👣Vs scanning eyes/🏀using peripheral vision 2perceive foot motion
📍Myth:U must jump high/have high release point 2be a Gr8 shooter
🚨Fact:Rate of coordinated force production,pretensioned w/min JH/lower release point is highly effective @bballbreakdown pic.twitter.com/jPW9R4Vs80

— BBiomechanics (@BBiomechanics) February 1, 2018

lag∞n, Thursday, 1 February 2018 20:03 (one year ago) link

one month passes...

maybe it's been there for a long time, but i just noticed that the nba has all the draft combine testing and measurements going back to 2000 up.

https://stats.nba.com/draft/combine-strength-agility/

if nothing else it's kind of cool to have more or less real heights, wingspans, and standing reaches for most current players.

circles, Tuesday, 13 March 2018 04:27 (one year ago) link

four weeks pass...

hornacek fired

they call me melo gelo (Spottie), Thursday, 12 April 2018 05:47 (one year ago) link

jeez didn’t even wait til the season’s cold

Clay, Thursday, 12 April 2018 05:58 (one year ago) link

guess its his fault zinger blew up his knee huh.

they call me melo gelo (Spottie), Thursday, 12 April 2018 05:59 (one year ago) link

ugh there's apparently rumors of the bucks going after budenholzer

Heez, Thursday, 12 April 2018 15:55 (one year ago) link

a weird nba coaching subplot is when the fuck did coach bud get enough clout to say "i don't want to coach a rebuild"?

call all destroyer, Thursday, 12 April 2018 16:03 (one year ago) link

there arent that many good coaches out there

lag∞n, Thursday, 12 April 2018 16:46 (one year ago) link

Guess people have faith in his ability to replicate the Spurs magic having been there for so long.

Plus his turnaround from 38 wins to their best ever season in ATL supports that.

tsrobodo, Thursday, 12 April 2018 17:00 (one year ago) link

Vogel fired

they call me melo gelo (Spottie), Thursday, 12 April 2018 17:14 (one year ago) link

Bud on the Bucks would be a big step up, he's a top ten coach. But coach is only about 50% of their issues, that roster needs some big upgrades and better fits.

they call me melo gelo (Spottie), Thursday, 12 April 2018 17:15 (one year ago) link

Top 3 odds for lottery teams:#Suns - 64.2%#Grizzlies - 55.8%#Hawks - 42.6%#Mavs - 42.6%#Magic - 29.1%#Kings - 18.3%#Bulls - 18.3%#Cavs (via Nets) - 9.9%#Knicks - 6.1%#Sixers or #Celtics (via Lakers) - 4.0%#Hornets - 2.9%#Pistons - 2.5%#Clippers - 2.2%#Nuggets - 1.8%

— Basketball Reference (@bball_ref) April 12, 2018

they call me melo gelo (Spottie), Thursday, 12 April 2018 19:05 (one year ago) link

Clifford fired

they call me melo gelo (Spottie), Friday, 13 April 2018 17:13 (one year ago) link

ahaha (sry heez)

The Heat won the 16 pick which slid the Bucks to 17 and therefore keeping their pick. The Bucks representative in attendance screamed "YEAH!" when the Heat won the 16th pick just now. https://t.co/Tx1Nff0jpz

— Jared Weiss (@JaredWeissNBA) April 13, 2018

lag∞n, Friday, 13 April 2018 21:44 (one year ago) link

wait maybe im confused that pick is going to phx i guess whatever

lag∞n, Friday, 13 April 2018 21:45 (one year ago) link

well the hawks lost both coin flips and are now most likely to pick 5th. that plus budenholzer given permission to interview with the suns. offseason is sucking so far.

Heez, Saturday, 14 April 2018 18:01 (one year ago) link

:( sorry dude

21st savagery fox (m bison), Saturday, 14 April 2018 19:10 (one year ago) link

on the other hand the 5th pick shd be pretty sick in this draft

lag∞n, Saturday, 14 April 2018 20:25 (one year ago) link

Kristaps Porzingis is 22 years old and going on his fourth NBA coach

— Stefan Bondy (@SBondyNYDN) April 14, 2018

lag∞n, Tuesday, 17 April 2018 20:52 (one year ago) link

discussed a little here hello friends it's the 2018 NBA Playoffs, a place where dreams GO 2 DIE

they call me melo gelo (Spottie), Thursday, 19 April 2018 18:25 (one year ago) link

lmao suns gonna be in the gutter until sarver sells.

they call me melo gelo (Spottie), Monday, 23 April 2018 21:26 (one year ago) link

why not throw mark jackson into the mix

lag∞n, Monday, 23 April 2018 21:38 (one year ago) link

http://www.tmz.com/2018/04/23/chris-paul-selling-houston-mansion/

i distinctly remember looking at this exact same house back when CP3 bought it lol what is going on

, Monday, 23 April 2018 21:41 (one year ago) link

Lookin' for a big ass house with 14 bathrooms?

lol sick lede

lag∞n, Monday, 23 April 2018 21:52 (one year ago) link

cp lbj pg melo wade to the lakers confirmed

they call me melo gelo (Spottie), Monday, 23 April 2018 21:56 (one year ago) link

and derrick rose. cant forget drose.

micah, Monday, 23 April 2018 22:42 (one year ago) link

She Said Yes!! https://t.co/UhSmb0H0CS

— TMZ Sports (@TMZ_Sports) April 24, 2018

omar little, Tuesday, 24 April 2018 21:12 (one year ago) link

#Heat expected to try to trade Hassan Whiteside, via @amathur90. #NBA https://t.co/LzFpVChSQ2 pic.twitter.com/HJJoWc0T9z

— Sam Amico (@AmicoHoops) April 25, 2018

they call me melo gelo (Spottie), Wednesday, 25 April 2018 18:49 (one year ago) link

key word: try

A is for (Aimless), Wednesday, 25 April 2018 18:54 (one year ago) link

otm. they're going to have to attach a pick or useful player to it or take back some bad contracts. or just dupe the kings.

they call me melo gelo (Spottie), Wednesday, 25 April 2018 19:12 (one year ago) link

how about whiteside for tyson chandler and change? feel like that would be good for both teams. whiteside was born to be a sun

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Wednesday, 25 April 2018 19:16 (one year ago) link

reasonable

lag∞n, Wednesday, 25 April 2018 19:31 (one year ago) link

so the hawks just let bud go. i have no idea why but assume bud wanted to move on. fuck

Heez, Thursday, 26 April 2018 02:37 (one year ago) link

the true rebuild is on

they call me melo gelo (Spottie), Thursday, 26 April 2018 04:09 (one year ago) link

hey, if pop retires this summer? bud would be top of the list for spurs. just sayinnnnn

21st savagery fox (m bison), Thursday, 26 April 2018 11:15 (one year ago) link

uhh

Rumor: 76ers increasingly confident about signing LeBron James https://t.co/gUx5MR5tXN

— Kurt Helin (@basketballtalk) April 26, 2018

lag∞n, Thursday, 26 April 2018 14:18 (one year ago) link

lol that would be so sick

J0rdan S., Thursday, 26 April 2018 15:05 (one year ago) link

we cn only pray for a huge personality conflict between bron and ben

lag∞n, Thursday, 26 April 2018 16:21 (one year ago) link

im really not enthused abt the carpet bagger lebron james interfering with the celtics rightful 2019 nba championship

lag∞n, Thursday, 26 April 2018 16:23 (one year ago) link

sixers need to wait their turn

lag∞n, Thursday, 26 April 2018 16:23 (one year ago) link

celtics prob in that second tier even if bron doesn't go to philly tbh

k3vin k., Thursday, 26 April 2018 16:24 (one year ago) link

celtics won 55 and have significant improvements baked in already before making any moves

ciderpress, Thursday, 26 April 2018 16:35 (one year ago) link

they'll be great in the regular season for sure

k3vin k., Thursday, 26 April 2018 16:37 (one year ago) link

they will prob win next year

lag∞n, Thursday, 26 April 2018 16:38 (one year ago) link

three allstars + two soon to be allstars + the best coach, the best defensive team, theyre on the verge of winning a playoff series right now without their best two players with a roster of majority under 25 y/o players and u know danny will do some good low key off season moves at the very least

lag∞n, Thursday, 26 April 2018 16:45 (one year ago) link

i think this was supposed to be the year they go for brow but the pels didn't crash and burn again

ciderpress, Thursday, 26 April 2018 16:47 (one year ago) link

three allstars + two soon to be allstars + the best coach, the best defensive team, theyre on the verge of winning a playoff series right now without their best two players with a roster of majority under 25 y/o players and u know danny will do some good low key off season moves at the very least

― lag∞n, Thursday, April 26, 2018 12:45 PM (two minutes ago)

yeah it will be interesting, I think they lack the star power to really be on the houston/GSW level when the playoffs come but they're just below

k3vin k., Thursday, 26 April 2018 16:50 (one year ago) link

depends on the leaps the young guys make

808s & Deep States (voodoo chili), Thursday, 26 April 2018 16:53 (one year ago) link

generally the nba is about star power but thats not the only way to do it, these celtics are kinda like a detroit style ton of really good players who play well together a, except they have more star power, theyre like detroit with more stars, bout to stomp all over the flawed lakers (rockets, dubs)

lag∞n, Thursday, 26 April 2018 16:54 (one year ago) link

brown and tatum are so far ahead of the curve and theyll be better next year, its kinda funny how everyone is just accepting that they shd beat the bucks even tho the celtics are missing their best two players and the bucks have an mvp candidate, what other team wld be in this series w/o their best two players

lag∞n, Thursday, 26 April 2018 16:56 (one year ago) link

if bron leaves cleveland and doesn't go to the sixers i still think i'd have boston as the favorites

J0rdan S., Thursday, 26 April 2018 16:57 (one year ago) link

we also still take embiid's health for granted. if anything happens to him the sixers top out at a second round exit probably.

J0rdan S., Thursday, 26 April 2018 16:57 (one year ago) link

yeah bron to sixers cld blow up in any number of ways, but cld also be completely unstoppable, i hope it doesnt happen it sounds bad

lag∞n, Thursday, 26 April 2018 16:58 (one year ago) link

if bron goes to the sixers they'd be the favorites to make the finals even w/o embiid i think

J0rdan S., Thursday, 26 April 2018 17:00 (one year ago) link

i still think Bron returns to Cleveland, though it depends on how they exit the playoffs or if they--hear me out--win it all.

omar little, Thursday, 26 April 2018 17:00 (one year ago) link

if bron leaves cleveland and doesn't go to the sixers i still think i'd have boston as the favorites

― J0rdan S., Thursday, April 26, 2018 12:57 PM (eight minutes ago)

in the east or overall? the latter seems premature

k3vin k., Thursday, 26 April 2018 17:06 (one year ago) link

praying for the cavs to succeed now

lag∞n, Thursday, 26 April 2018 17:07 (one year ago) link

yeah the east obviously xp

J0rdan S., Thursday, 26 April 2018 17:10 (one year ago) link

this is not directed at anyone here but one thing I think tends to be under appreciated is when teams like boston play well without a superstar player or players, there is only so much improvement possible from re-adding that superstar or superstars. the team dynamics change in ways that compensate for their absence, other players grow into roles, etc. adding these players back is not the same as just adding the value that was missing, it is a proportionately smaller improvement

that said the playoffs is where that will really matter so idk. celtics will def be east favorites next year (pending bron decision part 3) but healthy warriors and rockets teams still seem a cut above to me

k3vin k., Thursday, 26 April 2018 17:11 (one year ago) link

we also still take embiid's health for granted. if anything happens to him the sixers top out at a second round exit probably.

― J0rdan S., Thursday, April 26, 2018 12:57 PM (thirteen minutes ago)

yeah for sure

k3vin k., Thursday, 26 April 2018 17:11 (one year ago) link

unless they have lebron lol

k3vin k., Thursday, 26 April 2018 17:11 (one year ago) link

wow one post the celtics dont have enough star power the next adding a superstar wont do anything

lag∞n, Thursday, 26 April 2018 17:13 (one year ago) link

my take adding extremely good players is good, will improve the team a lot, but ill guess well just have to see what the outcome of replacing shane larkin with kyrie irving and marcus morris with gordon hayward is

lag∞n, Thursday, 26 April 2018 17:16 (one year ago) link

also replacing all their young guys with one year more experienced versions of themselves

lag∞n, Thursday, 26 April 2018 17:21 (one year ago) link

wow one post the celtics dont have enough star power the next adding a superstar wont do anything

― lag∞n, Thursday, April 26, 2018 1:13 PM (five minutes ago

heh that first post was referring to the fact that hayward and irving might not be the sort of superstars necessary to give the big dogs a real run, but we'll see

k3vin k., Thursday, 26 April 2018 17:21 (one year ago) link

yeah celtics will be better next year. east this year is also quite weak, as always

k3vin k., Thursday, 26 April 2018 17:22 (one year ago) link

im not talkin bout the east im talkin bout all the marbles

lag∞n, Thursday, 26 April 2018 17:26 (one year ago) link

celtics gonna be really good even their two dogs havent hit their prime quite yet. both coming off major injuries tho....

they call me melo gelo (Spottie), Thursday, 26 April 2018 17:32 (one year ago) link

nvm gordo just turned 28 last month. thought he was younger

they call me melo gelo (Spottie), Thursday, 26 April 2018 17:33 (one year ago) link

I seem to recall Kyrie Irving giving one of the big dogs some problems two years ago

gritty tigger reboot (agent hibachi), Friday, 27 April 2018 14:05 (one year ago) link

I am real worried about his knee tho

gritty tigger reboot (agent hibachi), Friday, 27 April 2018 14:06 (one year ago) link

Got a good laugh out of ESPN's "Possible Kawhi Trades" article. Buncha ninnies.

EZ Snappin, Friday, 27 April 2018 16:59 (one year ago) link

I read that bullshit and I was like y'all get paid for this

21st savagery fox (m bison), Friday, 27 April 2018 18:34 (one year ago) link

ive decided kawhi is staying

they call me melo gelo (Spottie), Friday, 27 April 2018 18:35 (one year ago) link

Carmelo Anthony, asked how he feels his season with the Thunder went: "Interesting."

opt in —> demand trade

will obviously be the path here. PG is def signing elsewhere too.

they call me melo gelo (Spottie), Saturday, 28 April 2018 21:13 (one year ago) link

@royceyoung
Melo asked about possibly coming off the bench: "I'm not sacrificing no bench role. So that's out of the question."

Remember before this season when the players were up in arms cos melo was ranked 60th or w/e by espn...

they call me melo gelo (Spottie), Saturday, 28 April 2018 21:32 (one year ago) link

what team is gonna willingly drop $28m on this iteration of melo tho

Clay, Saturday, 28 April 2018 21:43 (one year ago) link

its an expiring so it wouldn't be too hard

they call me melo gelo (Spottie), Saturday, 28 April 2018 21:47 (one year ago) link

most likely tho is he opts in and they cut him

they call me melo gelo (Spottie), Saturday, 28 April 2018 21:51 (one year ago) link

posted it to the other thread by mistake but Miami and Portland will both want to shed salary

21st savagery fox (m bison), Saturday, 28 April 2018 23:21 (one year ago) link

Pacers looking good going into the offseason. Haven't really thought too much about what pieces they should add ... kinda intrigued to see if this team can just grow a bit. They m/l have everyone signed through one more year, then basically all of their olds (Bojan, Jefferson, Joseph, Collison, Young/Lance) are up, with the youngs Domas/Turner/Oladipo on team-friendly contracts. Glenn Robinson III in a weird spot ... was supposed to be the starting lock-down SF this year and kinda got derailed (and the Pacers were probably expecting to commit some money to him after that). Hope they figure out a way to sign him on a short deal this summer. Also unexpectedly fell in love with Trevor Booker as a bench dude, would love if they had a spot for him as well.

Kinda wish they'd managed to develop Ike Anibogu to the point where they could use him defensively in the playoffs. Really excited to see him and Edmond Sumner get playing time next year; both are more intriguing bench dudes than TJ Leaf. Wouldn't mind Leaf, Joe Young, and Poythress cleared out.

They will be paying Monta Ellis through 2022.

ヽ(´ー`)┌ (CompuPost), Sunday, 29 April 2018 23:11 (one year ago) link

john wall wld like to be traded

With season over, John Wall calls out teammates, calls on front office for changes https://t.co/bXUjfsztG6

— Post Sports (@PostSports) April 29, 2018

lag∞n, Monday, 30 April 2018 01:19 (one year ago) link

i think actually he wants everyone else to be traded

call all destroyer, Monday, 30 April 2018 01:25 (one year ago) link

clearly hates beal and gortat, probably finds oubre useless, may be ok with otto porter.

call all destroyer, Monday, 30 April 2018 01:25 (one year ago) link

yeah he's getting his ass traded

21st savagery fox (m bison), Monday, 30 April 2018 02:13 (one year ago) link

his contract is a disaster

k3vin k., Monday, 30 April 2018 02:14 (one year ago) link

"i am you franchise player and you were playing pretty good without me, also most of my teammates are ass imo, get me some better players and we'll be good what do you mean ive been traded for aaron gordon--"

21st savagery fox (m bison), Monday, 30 April 2018 02:14 (one year ago) link

sorry john wall but yr gonna end up on the suns it is destiny

Clay, Monday, 30 April 2018 02:37 (one year ago) link

*of

they call me melo gelo (Spottie), Monday, 30 April 2018 18:48 (one year ago) link

steven adams to the celtics confirmed

lag∞n, Monday, 30 April 2018 19:40 (one year ago) link

hot take: okc should trade westbrook

21st savagery fox (m bison), Monday, 30 April 2018 23:35 (one year ago) link

kawhi for russ confirmed

Clay, Monday, 30 April 2018 23:41 (one year ago) link

*extremely italian voice* FAWK YOUUUUU

21st savagery fox (m bison), Tuesday, 1 May 2018 00:06 (one year ago) link

if anyone could be the russ whisperer it would be pop

they call me melo gelo (Spottie), Tuesday, 1 May 2018 00:24 (one year ago) link

russ is too far gone i think

21st savagery fox (m bison), Tuesday, 1 May 2018 00:46 (one year ago) link

also russ is not a horse

21st savagery fox (m bison), Tuesday, 1 May 2018 00:47 (one year ago) link

now, after winning his mvp, russ will never change his game just to suit a coach. any team willing to pay rwb's contract is in too deep to let their coach alienate him. the coach would be let go first.

A is for (Aimless), Tuesday, 1 May 2018 01:36 (one year ago) link

someone mentioned it previously but these albatross supermax contracts are gonna be a problem

Clay, Tuesday, 1 May 2018 01:46 (one year ago) link

Someone coined a saying a while back to the effect that, if I can't make the payment on my $10,000 auto loan I have a problem, but if I can't make the payment on my $50 million business loan, the bank has a problem. once you give out a supermax contract, the player's ability to deliver on it becomes your problem, not the player's.

A is for (Aimless), Tuesday, 1 May 2018 01:53 (one year ago) link

indeed

it seems like whenever the owners try and slant the CBA in their favor there’s always an unintended consequence that ends up screwing them. a lot of these owners are going to get stuck with albatross contracts or end up having to trade the stars the CBA is supposed to funnel to them for fear of the albatross contract (i.e. boogie cousins)

J0rdan S., Tuesday, 1 May 2018 04:23 (one year ago) link

ha that url

lag∞n, Tuesday, 1 May 2018 16:15 (one year ago) link

Pot-farming Hawaiian Don Nelson is a very graceful ending.

ヽ(´ー`)┌ (CompuPost), Tuesday, 1 May 2018 16:21 (one year ago) link

this fuckin' guy

I built this place next to me. It’s not a wedding chapel, but they have weddings there. My daughter Lee runs that. She’s an interesting story. I had that daughter out of wedlock. I knew nothing about her for 29 years.

call all destroyer, Tuesday, 1 May 2018 16:22 (one year ago) link

This whole interview

ヽ(´ー`)┌ (CompuPost), Tuesday, 1 May 2018 16:24 (one year ago) link

this kawhi piece is pretty thorough given the hush nature of it all
http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/23366667/inside-tension-kawhi-leonard-spurs

they call me melo gelo (Spottie), Tuesday, 1 May 2018 17:43 (one year ago) link

The Kawhi article went on at great length, but in the end it didn't seem very enlightening. There were lots of facts, but how they connected or what they meant was totally unclear. It raised a lot of questions that seemed entirely based in rumors and innuendoes, then talked around them without resolving anything. Which means it summed up the Kahwi situation perfectly, by being completely opaque and unsatisfactory.

A is for (Aimless), Tuesday, 1 May 2018 20:08 (one year ago) link

you youve gotta draw your own conclusions on this whole thing for now. but there is at least some context around everything.

they call me melo gelo (Spottie), Tuesday, 1 May 2018 20:12 (one year ago) link

they should just tell him they won't play him next year at all and and least make him think about not opting in.

they call me melo gelo (Spottie), Wednesday, 2 May 2018 18:40 (one year ago) link

poor melo lol

lag∞n, Wednesday, 2 May 2018 19:18 (one year ago) link

can't wait for another summer of hoodie melo's intense workout sightings

(•̪●) (carne asada), Wednesday, 2 May 2018 19:19 (one year ago) link

the tragedy is no one saw this coming

omar little, Wednesday, 2 May 2018 19:19 (one year ago) link

nuggets will win the *checks warriors contracts* 2021 nba playoffs

ciderpress, Wednesday, 2 May 2018 21:18 (one year ago) link

lmao dont change your tune now cider

they call me melo gelo (Spottie), Wednesday, 2 May 2018 21:22 (one year ago) link

The Phoenix Suns are hiring Utah Jazz assistant Igor Kokoskov as their new head coach, league sources tell ESPN. Kokoskov, a native of Serbia, will be the first European born head coach in the NBA.

— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) May 2, 2018

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Wednesday, 2 May 2018 23:36 (one year ago) link

huh how bout that congrats igor

lag∞n, Wednesday, 2 May 2018 23:39 (one year ago) link

first non north american head coach apparently

lag∞n, Wednesday, 2 May 2018 23:49 (one year ago) link

steve kerr was born in lebanon but i guess that doesn't count

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Wednesday, 2 May 2018 23:51 (one year ago) link

cool?

they call me melo gelo (Spottie), Wednesday, 2 May 2018 23:52 (one year ago) link

He's coached Doncic before, but that dude probably won't be around at pick 4

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Wednesday, 2 May 2018 23:53 (one year ago) link

never know this draft is pretty stacked at the top

lag∞n, Wednesday, 2 May 2018 23:57 (one year ago) link

huh i thought blatt was israeli but i guess he just spent his whole adult life there and was born in massachusettes

Clay, Wednesday, 2 May 2018 23:58 (one year ago) link

yeah weird.

cool hire by the suns in that it's not a boring pick ala jax/kidd/delnegro/etc. Bud to Bucks rumors are heating up.

they call me melo gelo (Spottie), Thursday, 3 May 2018 00:01 (one year ago) link

seems like a match to me, bud prob wants personnel control tho

lag∞n, Thursday, 3 May 2018 00:01 (one year ago) link

might not be a bad move? they need roster help. but those things usually end poorly as we've seen.

they call me melo gelo (Spottie), Thursday, 3 May 2018 00:02 (one year ago) link

yeah hed be a great hire as a coach but imho never give a coach gming duties, like he shd have input but not final say

lag∞n, Thursday, 3 May 2018 00:04 (one year ago) link

suns should have hired brad stevens 2

ciderpress, Thursday, 3 May 2018 00:11 (one year ago) link

https://i.imgur.com/xeDGp6P.png

lag∞n, Thursday, 3 May 2018 00:17 (one year ago) link

nba media dudes rave about kokoskov but they seemed to be pretty brainwashed by the utah org (not saying anything bad about the utah org but it's true)

call all destroyer, Thursday, 3 May 2018 00:17 (one year ago) link

calling some up and coming coach a hotshot is a no risk proposition

lag∞n, Thursday, 3 May 2018 00:19 (one year ago) link

Thunder’s GM Sam Presti said that Russell Westbrook is fully focused on becoming a better three-point shooter this off-season. pic.twitter.com/A8dgeckn7Z

— Hoop Central (@TheHoopCentral) May 3, 2018

they call me melo gelo (Spottie), Thursday, 3 May 2018 20:04 (one year ago) link

well good

lag∞n, Thursday, 3 May 2018 21:12 (one year ago) link

Good luck Fizdale!

Knicks’ head coaches since 2005-06:

Larry Brown: 23-59 (.280)
Isiah Thomas: 56-108 (.341)
Mike D’Antoni: 121-167 (.420)
Mike Woodson: 109-79 (.580)
Derek Fisher: 40-96 (.294)
Kurt Rambis: 9-19 (.321)
Jeff Hornacek: 60-104 (.366)

Now, David Fizdale takes over

— Shane Young (@YoungNBA) May 3, 2018

they call me melo gelo (Spottie), Thursday, 3 May 2018 21:58 (one year ago) link

feels like hornacek just started, i wouldnt have guessed he made it 2 full seasons

ciderpress, Thursday, 3 May 2018 22:15 (one year ago) link

hornacek going from the suns to the knicks was some kind of bad karma. poor guy.

they call me melo gelo (Spottie), Thursday, 3 May 2018 22:19 (one year ago) link

its not like he had to

ciderpress, Thursday, 3 May 2018 22:35 (one year ago) link

fizdale must have really thought he wasn’t getting another job

J0rdan S., Friday, 4 May 2018 00:57 (one year ago) link

the suns offered him a 4 year, turned it down for the knicks

they call me melo gelo (Spottie), Friday, 4 May 2018 01:04 (one year ago) link

suns job might be worse than the knicks actually

J0rdan S., Friday, 4 May 2018 01:18 (one year ago) link

knicks definitely pay more than suns

call all destroyer, Friday, 4 May 2018 01:21 (one year ago) link

suns job is def worse

ciderpress, Friday, 4 May 2018 01:25 (one year ago) link

nyc>phx

21st savagery fox (m bison), Friday, 4 May 2018 01:58 (one year ago) link

also their roster is terrible. such bad drafting.

J0rdan S., Friday, 4 May 2018 03:48 (one year ago) link

becky hammon got an interview for the bucks head coaching gig!

Clay, Saturday, 5 May 2018 02:33 (one year ago) link

Sweet. Hire her imo.

they call me melo gelo (Spottie), Saturday, 5 May 2018 02:51 (one year ago) link

Hope I'm the only one that missed this
https://www.theplayerstribune.com/en-us/articles/keyon-dooling-the-ghost

tsrobodo, Saturday, 5 May 2018 02:59 (one year ago) link

i remember hearing about that a few years back but it brought tears reading the details. Just brutal. Amazing he's been able to get his life together and be such a role model.

they call me melo gelo (Spottie), Saturday, 5 May 2018 20:16 (one year ago) link

Yeah really happy things worked out for him and really impressed by how the players tribune is helping to shed light on mental health issues.

tsrobodo, Saturday, 5 May 2018 22:42 (one year ago) link

good to know

Report: Knicks prepared to open cap space if LeBron James wants to play for David Fizdale https://t.co/wr52gVzxHJ

— Kurt Helin (@basketballtalk) May 4, 2018

lag∞n, Sunday, 6 May 2018 17:14 (one year ago) link

(thought bubble over LeBron's head)

... if only I could play for David Fizdale!

A is for (Aimless), Sunday, 6 May 2018 17:39 (one year ago) link

lebron james the famous coach adorer

lag∞n, Sunday, 6 May 2018 17:40 (one year ago) link

wow that did not work out great

Source: Stan Van Gundy and the Pistons have parted ways.

— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) May 7, 2018

sprout god (lag∞n), Monday, 7 May 2018 17:18 (one year ago) link

ha yeah

Van Gundy met with Pistons officials within the hour and now team moves onto a search for a new President of Basketball Operations and coach. Those jobs will be separated now.

— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) May 7, 2018

sprout god (lag∞n), Monday, 7 May 2018 17:20 (one year ago) link

too bad grizzdale got swept up by the lol knicks; he might've been a solid fit for detroit

Canned Van Gundy left behind a massive pile of poo for the next group to clean up.

they call me melo gelo (Spottie), Monday, 7 May 2018 18:25 (one year ago) link

still havent processed that blake griffin is on that team

ciderpress, Monday, 7 May 2018 21:34 (one year ago) link

neither has he

they call me melo gelo (Spottie), Monday, 7 May 2018 21:43 (one year ago) link

that roster is really jacked beyond all belief

J0rdan S., Monday, 7 May 2018 21:45 (one year ago) link

luke kennard 1 pick before donovan mitchell might go down as one of the all time worst draft decisions

J0rdan S., Monday, 7 May 2018 21:46 (one year ago) link

yea def

they call me melo gelo (Spottie), Monday, 7 May 2018 21:53 (one year ago) link

Oden before Durant worse.

Jeff, Monday, 7 May 2018 22:45 (one year ago) link

It won’t be in the top 500 worst draft decisions

Matt Armstrong, Monday, 7 May 2018 23:32 (one year ago) link

kennard showed a little life the last 1/4 of the season

they call me melo gelo (Spottie), Monday, 7 May 2018 23:44 (one year ago) link

the thing is that it was bad and made no sense on draft night as it was happening in real time

J0rdan S., Tuesday, 8 May 2018 01:13 (one year ago) link

the raptors essentially traded demarre carroll, cory joseph and a first round pick to get CJ miles. miles is pretty good on offense but he’s getting roasted on defense all series and hasn’t seemed to make the raptors any better in this specific match up

J0rdan S., Tuesday, 8 May 2018 01:26 (one year ago) link

whoops wrong thred

J0rdan S., Tuesday, 8 May 2018 01:27 (one year ago) link

luke kennard 1 pick before donovan mitchell might go down as one of the all time worst draft decisions

― J0rdan S., Monday, May 7, 2018 4:46 PM (five hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Ahem...the Timberwolves would like a word

The Desus & Mero Chain (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 8 May 2018 02:59 (one year ago) link

Bad draft decisions are as common as dirt.

A is for (Aimless), Tuesday, 8 May 2018 03:05 (one year ago) link

Yah Flynn over Curry is the gold standard

they call me melo gelo (Spottie), Tuesday, 8 May 2018 03:06 (one year ago) link

ahem, flynn AND rubio over curry

sprout god (lag∞n), Tuesday, 8 May 2018 03:12 (one year ago) link

Right but at least Rubio is a useful starter in the league.

they call me melo gelo (Spottie), Tuesday, 8 May 2018 03:16 (one year ago) link

incredible to take two point guards and neither of them were curry

sprout god (lag∞n), Tuesday, 8 May 2018 03:18 (one year ago) link

flynn & rubio over curry is one of the worst of all time easily! i did not say kennard over mitchell would be *the* worst!

J0rdan S., Tuesday, 8 May 2018 03:30 (one year ago) link

oh, for chrissake. doesn't ANYONE here know that Sam Bowie was picked at number one, before Michael Jordan at number two? poor Sam B. was a center who, like a lot of very big men, turned out to have knee problems that drove him out of the league after a few years. kinda like... Greg Oden over Durant. By the Blazers. Again.

A is for (Aimless), Tuesday, 8 May 2018 03:36 (one year ago) link

ahem, sam bowie was picked second and jordan third

sprout god (lag∞n), Tuesday, 8 May 2018 03:37 (one year ago) link

Manu was the 60th pick every team failed themselves

they call me melo gelo (Spottie), Tuesday, 8 May 2018 03:40 (one year ago) link

ah, yes. thank you. Olajuwan was the number one pick which the blazers lost on a coin toss, so they went went for the 'consolation prize' center. pays me right for not hitting up Wikipedia and relying on my old man memory.

A is for (Aimless), Tuesday, 8 May 2018 03:41 (one year ago) link

Barkley just argued for Isiah to take over the Pistons. Come on man

Matt Armstrong, Tuesday, 8 May 2018 03:56 (one year ago) link

some ppl just want to see the world burn

sprout god (lag∞n), Tuesday, 8 May 2018 03:57 (one year ago) link

barkley has not really followed basketball in like 15 years

21st savagery fox (m bison), Tuesday, 8 May 2018 04:11 (one year ago) link

pinpointing a particular pick as ‘bad’ or even ‘good’ is silly 99% of the time

k3vin k., Tuesday, 8 May 2018 12:47 (one year ago) link

except when that pick was obviously bad at the time

J0rdan S., Tuesday, 8 May 2018 13:42 (one year ago) link

I feel like Bowie over Jordan is just grandfathered in during all bad draft mistakes conversations like it doesn’t even really need to be acknowledged

gritty tigger reboot (agent hibachi), Tuesday, 8 May 2018 13:48 (one year ago) link

Missing curry twice was extra hilarious because it was part of a long line of Kahn mistakes

gritty tigger reboot (agent hibachi), Tuesday, 8 May 2018 13:50 (one year ago) link

Tho I can’t put it at #1 mistake of the modern era bc I was a Rubio believer at the time

gritty tigger reboot (agent hibachi), Tuesday, 8 May 2018 13:51 (one year ago) link

Hasheem thabeet

gritty tigger reboot (agent hibachi), Tuesday, 8 May 2018 13:52 (one year ago) link

Spurs assistant James Borrego is finalizing a deal to become the next head coach of the Charlotte Hornets, league sources tell ESPN.

— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) May 8, 2018

sprout god (lag∞n), Tuesday, 8 May 2018 16:52 (one year ago) link

of course

they call me melo gelo (Spottie), Wednesday, 9 May 2018 20:30 (one year ago) link

ha

sprout god (lag∞n), Wednesday, 9 May 2018 20:49 (one year ago) link

Thunder All-Star Paul George underwent scope procedure on his left knee and will be sidelined 6-to-8 weeks.

— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) May 9, 2018

they call me melo gelo (Spottie), Wednesday, 9 May 2018 23:51 (one year ago) link

damn hope he doesnt miss too many games haha

sprout god (lag∞n), Thursday, 10 May 2018 02:12 (one year ago) link

hahaha vicious

21st savagery fox (m bison), Thursday, 10 May 2018 02:13 (one year ago) link

lol

call all destroyer, Thursday, 10 May 2018 03:11 (one year ago) link

he's the udonis haslem of the sonics/thunder. not sure he (or haslem) has even stepped on the court in the last 3 seasons.

“I started in cold gyms in small towns in Iowa and ended up playing more than 1,000 games in the best league in the world ... But it’s time to go.” After 15 years, Nick Collison is retiring from the NBA: https://t.co/lpcfCE46O5

— Royce Young (@royceyoung) May 10, 2018

they call me melo gelo (Spottie), Thursday, 10 May 2018 19:33 (one year ago) link

seems like a god dude rip

sprout god (lag∞n), Thursday, 10 May 2018 19:35 (one year ago) link

late-career highlight https://www.instagram.com/p/BaQNedCDKX4/

circles, Friday, 11 May 2018 12:11 (one year ago) link

Ben Simmons is called "Mattress" (席梦思)

Many Chinese people explain that this is because a Chinese word for mattress happens to sound like "Simmons." But the connection is actually much more direct! 1/2

— Nick Kapur (@nick_kapur) May 11, 2018

sprout god (lag∞n), Friday, 11 May 2018 13:19 (one year ago) link

#Sixers coach Brett Brown said Ben Simmons’ jumper will undergo “intense refinement.” pic.twitter.com/hsblGzXhvP

— Keith Pompey (@PompeyOnSixers) May 11, 2018

sprout god (lag∞n), Friday, 11 May 2018 13:49 (one year ago) link

yes lets refine more 76ers jumpshots lol

challops trap house (Will M.), Friday, 11 May 2018 13:58 (one year ago) link

i will also be refining my jumpshot

ciderpress, Friday, 11 May 2018 14:42 (one year ago) link

BREAKING: Dwane Casey has been fired by the Toronto Raptors. pic.twitter.com/SD9MA28LmV

— TSN (@TSN_Sports) May 11, 2018

mookieproof, Friday, 11 May 2018 15:30 (one year ago) link

coach of the year

ciderpress, Friday, 11 May 2018 15:42 (one year ago) link

love to get fired because lebron james

ciderpress, Friday, 11 May 2018 15:46 (one year ago) link

wow

marcos, Friday, 11 May 2018 15:51 (one year ago) link

Grab your trophy on your way out

they call me melo gelo (Spottie), Friday, 11 May 2018 16:05 (one year ago) link

Dirk losing the first round and winning mvp vs Casey winning coy and getting swept in the second who you got

gritty tigger reboot (agent hibachi), Friday, 11 May 2018 16:34 (one year ago) link

c/p from the athl3tic

Klay Thompson’s professed dedication to the Warriors and the Bay Area isn’t just words. He said he wants to stay and he’s already taking the steps to do so.

According to multiple sources, Thompson and the Warriors have already engaged in discussions regarding a contract extension. If the sides agree this offseason, Thompson would not hit the free-agent market for up to another five years.

Signing an extension would significantly decrease the maximum Thompson could make — and save the Warriors millions in luxury tax penalties.

The most he could get in the first year of an extension is a 120 percent raise. With the highest annual increases allowed, that would put Thompson’s extension at four years and just over $102 million. Add the $18.9 million he is due to make in 2018-19 and Thompson is looking at a maximum five-year salary of $121 million should he sign an extension.

If Thompson were to play out his contract and sign a new deal with the Warriors before the 2019-20 season, the maximum he would be eligible for — based on current salary-cap projections — is five years, $188 million.

However, Thompson probably understands that the maximum is not really on the table. The Warriors would almost be forced to let him walk if he demanded a new deal averaging $37.6 million per year since Stephen Curry and, presumably, Kevin Durant would be making the maximum. Three maximum salaries — for players in their 30s — and luxury-tax penalties figure to be too high even for the Warriors.

However, if Thompson became a free agent and went elsewhere, he could sign up to a four-year deal worth $139 million. Adding next year’s salary and that’s $158 million he could make over five years.

The NBA rumor mill has the Philadelphia 76ers interested in Thompson, who would seem to be the missing piece for the burgeoning franchise. The Los Angeles Lakers are an obvious match for the SoCal kid. Several teams could use Thompson, which is why there is little doubt he could get the four-year max if he hits the free agent market.

But Thompson wants to remain a Warrior. And he has proven that by engaging in discussions that could leave at least $30 million on the table (over five years) to remain in the Bay through his prime.

“It would be hard for me to envision going anywhere else,” Thompson said in a profile by Bleacher Report.

What’s more, two sources said talks have included Thompson taking an extension with an average of around $23 million a year — which would come out to about four years, $92 million, nearly $50 million less than he could get on the open market — and puts his five-year total at $111 million.

The final numbers won’t be, and can’t be known until July as Durant’s contract status will impact Thompson’s extension. Of course, there is no guarantee the sides reach an agreement this summer.

But if Thompson does sign an extension, it would be his second consecutive team-friendly contract. Thompson signed a four-year, $69 million extension in 2014. That figure was an expectation of what his maximum would be under the projected salary cap. So when the cap turned out higher, Thompson was locked in, missing out on the four years, $73 million extension he could have gotten.

Thompson has said he cares more about his happiness than the extra money, and he is happy here. While many expected Thompson to want out of the Warriors, where at best he is No. 3, he sees the franchise as a place to spend his entire career.

The choice between $150 million in a place he doesn’t know or $110 million in a place he knows he loves — it isn’t that hard for Thompson, those close to him say. In the end, he is still set for life financially. And he still has a lucrative deal with China-based shoe company Anta, and other endorsements such as Chocolate Milk and Body Armor, to supplement his NBA salary.

Why not just play it out as a free agent and re-sign with the Warriors for more money, even if it’s not the max? No doubt, Thompson and the Warriors could find a number that is greater than $102 million but still below the max.

But Thompson hasn’t had a track record of prioritizing squeezing every dollar he can. Plus, he doesn’t really want a prolonged or contentious negotiation, or the stress that comes with his wealth of options.

Thompson likes peace. He likes easy. He likes what he has. An extension would get all this done, help the team and keep this train rolling.

klay is so low maintenance lol

they call me melo gelo (Spottie), Friday, 11 May 2018 17:38 (one year ago) link

will be interesting to see what happens w the dubs and the luxury repeater tax, they cld do some truly villainous shit by trading one of the guys they signed to a hometown discount

sprout god (lag∞n), Friday, 11 May 2018 17:43 (one year ago) link

not sure anyone would forgive the owners if they traded klay (unless things go sideways down the road).

but yeah things will get real interesting after next season. also who knows what KD is thinking, he has no real ties to this org and he got his ring(s) and may look elsewhere. he knows/feels this is stephs team/town. i could see him teaming with his bff bronimo at some point but who knows.

they call me melo gelo (Spottie), Friday, 11 May 2018 17:52 (one year ago) link

this is otm klay should def demand one:

Next question becomes: Does Klay insist on a no-trade clause? GSWs never do them, but he would have every right to demand one because this is a by-definition below-market rate. Interesting conversation, I'm sure.

— Tim Kawakami (@timkawakami) May 11, 2018

they call me melo gelo (Spottie), Friday, 11 May 2018 17:55 (one year ago) link

i didn't think you could add a no-trade to an extension, only to a new contract

call all destroyer, Friday, 11 May 2018 18:00 (one year ago) link

def shd, fine line between low maintenance and naive

sprout god (lag∞n), Friday, 11 May 2018 18:01 (one year ago) link

don't like how guys can just keep taking huge pay cuts to keep this stars-aligned team together when it should be unsustainable but what can you do

ciderpress, Friday, 11 May 2018 18:10 (one year ago) link

not a rhetorical question

ciderpress, Friday, 11 May 2018 18:12 (one year ago) link

lacob is probably just funneling money through anta tbf.

they call me melo gelo (Spottie), Friday, 11 May 2018 18:22 (one year ago) link

get rid of the cap xp hehe

, Friday, 11 May 2018 21:56 (one year ago) link

big chocolate milk is to blame

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Friday, 11 May 2018 22:03 (one year ago) link

zach lowe et all have said for a while that klay intends to stay w/ the warriors and would take less to do so

J0rdan S., Friday, 11 May 2018 22:09 (one year ago) link

he's like a god here tbh

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Friday, 11 May 2018 22:11 (one year ago) link

I'm a Klaytheist for sure.

DJI, Friday, 11 May 2018 22:13 (one year ago) link

philly assistant lloyd pierce is getting the hawks job i guess.

call all destroyer, Friday, 11 May 2018 23:00 (one year ago) link

ncie, nice

sprout god (lag∞n), Saturday, 12 May 2018 21:08 (one year ago) link

normal org

ciderpress, Saturday, 12 May 2018 22:09 (one year ago) link

bron to anywhere else confirmed

A is for (Aimless), Sunday, 13 May 2018 21:42 (one year ago) link

the bron jersey photoshops were already starting at halftime

ciderpress, Sunday, 13 May 2018 21:49 (one year ago) link

hmm yes the sixers particular interests

https://i.imgur.com/30nTabK.png

sprout god (lag∞n), Monday, 14 May 2018 02:16 (one year ago) link

REPORT:

call all destroyer, Monday, 14 May 2018 02:19 (one year ago) link

report: i am interested in trading for a turnkey updated 18th century colonial house and signing a killer wine cellar

call all destroyer, Monday, 14 May 2018 02:21 (one year ago) link

Dennis Schroder has unfollowed the Hawks on instagram and deleted every Hawks related post. pic.twitter.com/WFpmNMbYes

— 🏓 Reddit (@ATLHawks_Reddit) May 15, 2018

sprout god (lag∞n), Tuesday, 15 May 2018 15:37 (one year ago) link

lol ok big guy

call all destroyer, Tuesday, 15 May 2018 15:39 (one year ago) link

peace bro

Heez, Tuesday, 15 May 2018 15:42 (one year ago) link

Despite it being a demonstrably awful idea, I want Schroder to end up on the Pacers :/

ヽ(´ー`)┌ (CompuPost), Tuesday, 15 May 2018 16:21 (one year ago) link

Probably due to my last memory of Schroder being a Euro teenballer prospect and not whatever happened over the last five years in Atlanta.

ヽ(´ー`)┌ (CompuPost), Tuesday, 15 May 2018 16:25 (one year ago) link

if schroder cld accept more of a role player role he wld be good for indy i think

sprout god (lag∞n), Tuesday, 15 May 2018 16:40 (one year ago) link

they need a secondary creator

sprout god (lag∞n), Tuesday, 15 May 2018 16:40 (one year ago) link

schroeder is a pretty good player! would like to see him somewhere else

they call me melo gelo (Spottie), Tuesday, 15 May 2018 16:48 (one year ago) link

i'm all set on that guy

call all destroyer, Tuesday, 15 May 2018 16:53 (one year ago) link

im def a schroeder sceptic but he for sure deserves another shot, was miscast as a#1 option

sprout god (lag∞n), Tuesday, 15 May 2018 17:00 (one year ago) link

he's def got the tools, he just may have too much reggie jackson's head in him

they call me melo gelo (Spottie), Tuesday, 15 May 2018 17:13 (one year ago) link

his defense is actually atrocious.

Heez, Tuesday, 15 May 2018 18:06 (one year ago) link

lottery tonight

J0rdan S., Tuesday, 15 May 2018 18:07 (one year ago) link

the celtics have a ~2.5% chance of landing the 2nd or 3rd pick fingers crossed lol!

sprout god (lag∞n), Tuesday, 15 May 2018 18:08 (one year ago) link

i dont want a bar of schroeder. he cant shoot.

micah, Tuesday, 15 May 2018 21:44 (one year ago) link

i think w a little more judicious usage he cld shoot perfectly ok, maybe

sprout god (lag∞n), Tuesday, 15 May 2018 23:41 (one year ago) link

tucking into the lotto here

sprout god (lag∞n), Tuesday, 15 May 2018 23:50 (one year ago) link

ah trae young just said his fav player is steve nash maybe he is the new steph

sprout god (lag∞n), Tuesday, 15 May 2018 23:53 (one year ago) link

silver managing to not poop when asked about the supreme courts pro sports gambling ruling

sprout god (lag∞n), Tuesday, 15 May 2018 23:58 (one year ago) link

wyc (pronounced "wick") grossback is standing next to joel embiid

sprout god (lag∞n), Tuesday, 15 May 2018 23:59 (one year ago) link

lol @ nick gilbert, what a turd

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Wednesday, 16 May 2018 00:07 (one year ago) link

oh jeez i didn't know he had neurofibromatosis.

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Wednesday, 16 May 2018 00:09 (one year ago) link

ha rude

sprout god (lag∞n), Wednesday, 16 May 2018 00:11 (one year ago) link

"grizzlies superfan courtney love" false flag!!

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Wednesday, 16 May 2018 00:11 (one year ago) link

lol

call all destroyer, Wednesday, 16 May 2018 00:14 (one year ago) link

lakers pick conveys to philly

call all destroyer, Wednesday, 16 May 2018 00:16 (one year ago) link

the celtics have failed to move up i am crestfallen

sprout god (lag∞n), Wednesday, 16 May 2018 00:16 (one year ago) link

lol, they seriously had a commercial break in the middle of the lottery reveal

circles, Wednesday, 16 May 2018 00:19 (one year ago) link

they no only total fools are willing to watch this show

sprout god (lag∞n), Wednesday, 16 May 2018 00:20 (one year ago) link

kings move up

sprout god (lag∞n), Wednesday, 16 May 2018 00:20 (one year ago) link

atl moves up

sprout god (lag∞n), Wednesday, 16 May 2018 00:20 (one year ago) link

phx in the mix

sprout god (lag∞n), Wednesday, 16 May 2018 00:21 (one year ago) link

poor griz they tanked so hard, gasol gotta be on the move before they draft

sprout god (lag∞n), Wednesday, 16 May 2018 00:21 (one year ago) link

YES

Heez, Wednesday, 16 May 2018 00:22 (one year ago) link

dammit, dislike sac moving up

call all destroyer, Wednesday, 16 May 2018 00:23 (one year ago) link

who u want heez i like ayton

sprout god (lag∞n), Wednesday, 16 May 2018 00:23 (one year ago) link

another piece of the kyrie trade filled in: crowder, thomas, zizic, and the 8th pick for kyrie

call all destroyer, Wednesday, 16 May 2018 00:24 (one year ago) link

wow this cld be a franchise saver for the suns

sprout god (lag∞n), Wednesday, 16 May 2018 00:25 (one year ago) link

i dont like ayton but that's prob who theyre gonna pick

they call me melo gelo (Spottie), Wednesday, 16 May 2018 00:26 (one year ago) link

i somehow feel like phx is more cursed team for a good player to end up on than sac right now

ciderpress, Wednesday, 16 May 2018 00:26 (one year ago) link

i meant to go see ayton live when he came through boulder kinda pissed i didnt

sprout god (lag∞n), Wednesday, 16 May 2018 00:27 (one year ago) link

this draft is hella stocked tho

sprout god (lag∞n), Wednesday, 16 May 2018 00:27 (one year ago) link

he got exposed in the game they got bounced

they call me melo gelo (Spottie), Wednesday, 16 May 2018 00:28 (one year ago) link

I’m torn btwn Jackson Jr, Aytom and Bagley. Honestly didn’t watch much college ball this year

Heez, Wednesday, 16 May 2018 00:36 (one year ago) link

nba execs love to say 'you can't teach size', but the most effective bigs have an obvious feel for the game that I haven't seen in Ayton, yet. he's not a stiff and has decent athleticism, so he'll def belong in the nba, but I just can't see him as a legit #1 pick. Top ten easily, but best of class? not unless I squint hard. Bagley seems more legit to me.

A is for (Aimless), Wednesday, 16 May 2018 00:39 (one year ago) link

given the devaluing of centers, esp. those that can't be two-way players, i find all the big guys at the top of this draft a little anxiety-inducing

call all destroyer, Wednesday, 16 May 2018 01:30 (one year ago) link

yeah, unless they can shoot 3s and switch on screens which makes them immediately draymond

21st savagery fox (m bison), Wednesday, 16 May 2018 01:32 (one year ago) link

dray..... cant shoot 3s

sprout god (lag∞n), Wednesday, 16 May 2018 01:41 (one year ago) link

20-12 is an insane line for college ball which is what ayton put up btw

sprout god (lag∞n), Wednesday, 16 May 2018 01:46 (one year ago) link

i mean he literally does shoot 3s tho not well

21st savagery fox (m bison), Wednesday, 16 May 2018 01:47 (one year ago) link

xp but he's one of the ones who can't play defense right?

call all destroyer, Wednesday, 16 May 2018 01:47 (one year ago) link

ayton shot 34% from college three he cn prob achieve dray levels of marksmanship

sprout god (lag∞n), Wednesday, 16 May 2018 01:48 (one year ago) link

ayton shd be able to play D hes huge athletic w good feet, i mean maybe hell never figure it out but hes got the tools

sprout god (lag∞n), Wednesday, 16 May 2018 01:49 (one year ago) link

but can he achieve dray levels of...*searches word book*
murksmanship?
barksmanship?

21st savagery fox (m bison), Wednesday, 16 May 2018 01:49 (one year ago) link

tall order for sure

sprout god (lag∞n), Wednesday, 16 May 2018 01:50 (one year ago) link

ayton has pretty good form for a center, i could def see him becoming a good 3 pt shooter for a center. but he's not gonna ever be great from out there & the question for me is whether you can win a title in the current NBA with playing thru a big man in the post

J0rdan S., Wednesday, 16 May 2018 02:10 (one year ago) link

man what about the famous play the pick n roll

sprout god (lag∞n), Wednesday, 16 May 2018 02:12 (one year ago) link

of greater concern is being able to guard the perimeter imo

sprout god (lag∞n), Wednesday, 16 May 2018 02:13 (one year ago) link

lebrons been a bit off is he actually concussed?

ciderpress, Wednesday, 16 May 2018 02:16 (one year ago) link

he looked foggy after he took the hit in my professional opinion

sprout god (lag∞n), Wednesday, 16 May 2018 02:19 (one year ago) link

also another thing with ayton is that it doesn't seem like he'll ever be a playmaker. i think it's also hard to have a high usage big nowadays who can't pass. the thing w/ draymond is less that he's a shooting threat (teams haven't guarded him for a while) but that he's an incredible passer on the move

J0rdan S., Wednesday, 16 May 2018 02:19 (one year ago) link

oh oops wrong thred lol

ciderpress, Wednesday, 16 May 2018 02:19 (one year ago) link

idk its possible to learn how to pass, its the last skill a lot of very good players develop

sprout god (lag∞n), Wednesday, 16 May 2018 02:23 (one year ago) link

idk i'm dubious. ayton is a complete animal and i'll think he'll be pretty great but i wouldn't take him #1 and i think bamba could be better.

J0rdan S., Wednesday, 16 May 2018 02:25 (one year ago) link

bamba is reaaally raw in all the areas youre concerned abt ayton tho

sprout god (lag∞n), Wednesday, 16 May 2018 02:26 (one year ago) link

bamba feels like he was maybe made for an nba of a couple innovation cycles ago, when tyson chandlers roamed

sprout god (lag∞n), Wednesday, 16 May 2018 02:27 (one year ago) link

its funny how good marcus smart is at running the pick and roll when u dont really have to guard him

sprout god (lag∞n), Wednesday, 16 May 2018 02:28 (one year ago) link

mavs are gonna draft bamba and pretend it's 2009

call all destroyer, Wednesday, 16 May 2018 02:28 (one year ago) link

offensively maybe but defensively he looks like could be the ideal pace and space big

J0rdan S., Wednesday, 16 May 2018 02:29 (one year ago) link

i think ayton could be KAT-ish in being elite on offense pretty early but still lost and bad on defense 3 years in

J0rdan S., Wednesday, 16 May 2018 02:31 (one year ago) link

lol bron started complaining abt a foul call while he was still grabbing onto monroes arm

sprout god (lag∞n), Wednesday, 16 May 2018 02:34 (one year ago) link

oops

sprout god (lag∞n), Wednesday, 16 May 2018 02:34 (one year ago) link

yeah. take it to the thread where dreams go to die.

A is for (Aimless), Wednesday, 16 May 2018 03:21 (one year ago) link

let's talk about bron, baby

where is lebron james playing basketball in 2019?

J0rdan S., Wednesday, 16 May 2018 03:32 (one year ago) link

i think ayton could be KAT-ish in being elite on offense pretty early but still lost and bad on defense 3 years in

― J0rdan S., Tuesday, May 15, 2018 10:31 PM (yesterday) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

So an exact copy of KAT then

gritty tigger reboot (agent hibachi), Wednesday, 16 May 2018 15:27 (one year ago) link

ayton is more physically impressive than KAT fwiw

sprout god (lag∞n), Wednesday, 16 May 2018 15:59 (one year ago) link

kat weirdly has a bunch of unathletic traits duck footed bad posture does not have a thick jacked frame

sprout god (lag∞n), Wednesday, 16 May 2018 16:01 (one year ago) link

same tbh

ciderpress, Wednesday, 16 May 2018 16:01 (one year ago) link

So an exact copy of KAT then

― gritty tigger reboot (agent hibachi), Wednesday, May 16, 2018 11:27 AM (fifty-nine minutes ago) Bookmark

yeah that's what i mean

J0rdan S., Wednesday, 16 May 2018 16:27 (one year ago) link

ayton is a physical specimen it's true but his defense at arizona was pretty alarming

J0rdan S., Wednesday, 16 May 2018 16:27 (one year ago) link

yeah but sometimes guys just dont do some things good in college and it turns out to not be a big deal, but then sometimes it is a big deal

sprout god (lag∞n), Wednesday, 16 May 2018 16:28 (one year ago) link

college basketball is weird and bad and the coaching is bad

sprout god (lag∞n), Wednesday, 16 May 2018 16:29 (one year ago) link

Anybody know much about Bagley? Looks like the Hawks are p high on him

Heez, Wednesday, 16 May 2018 16:41 (one year ago) link

super active has a good scoring knack/general basketball awareness but maybe be lacking in some necessary nba fundamentals unclear which position(s) he can defend

sprout god (lag∞n), Wednesday, 16 May 2018 16:43 (one year ago) link

Hmm. Not sure how he’s gonna fit with Collins. The Jackson Jr kid could be a defensive stud, but he’s more of a gamble

Heez, Wednesday, 16 May 2018 16:48 (one year ago) link

feel like hes one of those guys who cld get to the nba and just set it off cause hes a natural baller and everyone will be oh of course, but he cld also be one of those guys who has a lot of talent but never quite clicks idk

sprout god (lag∞n), Wednesday, 16 May 2018 16:50 (one year ago) link

def cld be a weird fit next to collins

sprout god (lag∞n), Wednesday, 16 May 2018 16:50 (one year ago) link

bagley might still be growing

they call me melo gelo (Spottie), Wednesday, 16 May 2018 16:53 (one year ago) link

yeah that's what i mean

― J0rdan S., Wednesday, May 16, 2018 12:27 PM (two hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Ah I just read it wrong a little bit, got it

gritty tigger reboot (agent hibachi), Wednesday, 16 May 2018 18:37 (one year ago) link

ive been down on ayton since the tournament and this article:
https://www.theringer.com/march-madness/2018/3/16/17129698/deandre-ayton-buffalo-defense-ncaa-tournament

they call me melo gelo (Spottie), Wednesday, 16 May 2018 20:39 (one year ago) link

haa

• The Kings made that jump only because they lost a "coin flip" (actually a separate drawing) in April with the Bulls. Had that coin flip gone the other way, Chicago owns the four-number combination in question and is picking No. 2. Atlanta similarly won Tuesday night by losing a coin flip with Dallas, which fell to No. 5.

http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/23515949/zach-lowe-2018-nba-draft-lottery-phoenix-suns-sacramento-kings

sprout god (lag∞n), Wednesday, 16 May 2018 21:20 (one year ago) link

yeah i had no idea they flipped for number combos!

call all destroyer, Wednesday, 16 May 2018 21:21 (one year ago) link

its all about the combos baby!

sprout god (lag∞n), Wednesday, 16 May 2018 21:23 (one year ago) link

what the christ

If the machine in which the balls bounce breaks down, the NBA has a contingency: dump all 14 balls into a basketball with a hole cut out of the top. A league official closes that hole, shakes the basketball, opens it up, and picks out the balls.

omar little, Wednesday, 16 May 2018 21:24 (one year ago) link

they shd just do it that way

sprout god (lag∞n), Wednesday, 16 May 2018 21:26 (one year ago) link

it’s objectively better because they use a ball. a basketball.

call all destroyer, Wednesday, 16 May 2018 21:27 (one year ago) link

im sayin, also what if they drop it and all the balls fall out driving the assembled team reps wild

sprout god (lag∞n), Wednesday, 16 May 2018 21:29 (one year ago) link

"They always hooked me up ... then I called up one night and they said it would be $7,800. I was like, 'Oh, um, why is this the first time you guys are charging me?' They said that you should have thought of that before you went on The Jimmy Fallon Show. I was like, 'Wow, this is real.' I've apologized many times to try and get my seats again."

sprout god (lag∞n), Wednesday, 16 May 2018 22:06 (one year ago) link

lmao

sprout god (lag∞n), Wednesday, 16 May 2018 22:06 (one year ago) link

haha they are both babys

they call me melo gelo (Spottie), Wednesday, 16 May 2018 22:08 (one year ago) link

quitting a team cause they wont give you free 10g seats anymore is perfect celebrity behavior

sprout god (lag∞n), Wednesday, 16 May 2018 22:10 (one year ago) link

also thinking theyre your seats

sprout god (lag∞n), Wednesday, 16 May 2018 22:10 (one year ago) link

think of all ethan hawke has given us i mean who would we be w/o the work of ethan hawke

Clay, Wednesday, 16 May 2018 22:12 (one year ago) link

id prob do the same thing if i was dolan

they call me melo gelo (Spottie), Wednesday, 16 May 2018 22:44 (one year ago) link

i wld ban ethan hawke then find further ways of antagonizing him, i wld imply that if he attended a concert of my blues band he cld get back in my good graces, i wld make him hang out backstage with me then never give him tickets anyway

sprout god (lag∞n), Wednesday, 16 May 2018 22:47 (one year ago) link

diabolical

gbx, Wednesday, 16 May 2018 22:52 (one year ago) link

Mike Budenholzer has reached an agreement to become the Milwaukee Bucks coach, league sources tell ESPN.

— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) May 16, 2018

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Wednesday, 16 May 2018 23:13 (one year ago) link

yuck

ciderpress, Wednesday, 16 May 2018 23:14 (one year ago) link

why yuck cider?

they call me melo gelo (Spottie), Wednesday, 16 May 2018 23:34 (one year ago) link

im not a bud believer

ciderpress, Wednesday, 16 May 2018 23:57 (one year ago) link

apparently he refuses to ever shake hands with the opposing coach

micah, Thursday, 17 May 2018 00:53 (one year ago) link

he also bears a strong resemblance to barnaby joyce and once attended a drake concert

micah, Thursday, 17 May 2018 00:59 (one year ago) link

apparently he refuses to ever shake hands with the opposing coach

― micah, Wednesday, May 16, 2018 8:53 PM (eleven minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

lol what source please??

call all destroyer, Thursday, 17 May 2018 01:12 (one year ago) link

i'm not a huge fan of bud but the bucks desperately need a coach w/a system and structure and he can give them that

call all destroyer, Thursday, 17 May 2018 01:13 (one year ago) link

i take protecting my sources seriously xp

micah, Thursday, 17 May 2018 01:16 (one year ago) link

bud's a great coach. his ability to get the highest potential out of players is insane.

Heez, Thursday, 17 May 2018 01:49 (one year ago) link

he was probably their best option. move makes a lot of sense to me and should hopefully get them over the hump. judging by these playoffs so far, Bucks feel like they could be #2 in the East

frogbs, Thursday, 17 May 2018 12:51 (one year ago) link

This doesn’t come out of left field. He’s got one of the best agents in the business, Bill Duffy. It’s called “orchestration.” https://t.co/RtU3G8Ardi

— Fran Fraschilla (@franfraschilla) May 17, 2018

call all destroyer, Thursday, 17 May 2018 14:44 (one year ago) link

i think the suns are close to 100% to take him

ciderpress, Thursday, 17 May 2018 15:23 (one year ago) link

lol poor sacto

sprout god (lag∞n), Thursday, 17 May 2018 16:04 (one year ago) link

a halfway decent org could probably call his bluff but i expect the kings to screw it up

J0rdan S., Thursday, 17 May 2018 16:08 (one year ago) link

lol man if i were ayton id do the same

sprout god (lag∞n), Thursday, 17 May 2018 16:16 (one year ago) link

Elfrid gonna be an all star now that he can actually see the hoop
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DdfFec5U0AAKV1J.jpg:large

they call me melo gelo (Spottie), Friday, 18 May 2018 16:26 (one year ago) link

what a good-looking young man!

call all destroyer, Friday, 18 May 2018 16:29 (one year ago) link

for real, what a revelation

they call me melo gelo (Spottie), Friday, 18 May 2018 16:43 (one year ago) link

i give him props for his avant garde haircut but some experiments fail thats just what its like living on the cutting edge

sprout god (lag∞n), Friday, 18 May 2018 17:43 (one year ago) link

agree. but sometimes, like say, when you're a professional hooper who needs to see the world around you... you have to choose function over form.

they call me melo gelo (Spottie), Friday, 18 May 2018 18:10 (one year ago) link

6-6 steph curry

Doncic is 19. And he’s doing THIS pic.twitter.com/6HczHpLEFu

— BBALLBREAKDOWN (@bballbreakdown) May 18, 2018

sprout god (lag∞n), Friday, 18 May 2018 20:36 (one year ago) link

i bet i can do that

ciderpress, Friday, 18 May 2018 21:05 (one year ago) link

very kool that we will lose KAT Thibs makes him unhappy. I'm sure we can trade him for Luol Deng

The Desus & Mero Chain (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Saturday, 19 May 2018 00:56 (one year ago) link

They will 100% drop thibs over kat

they call me melo gelo (Spottie), Saturday, 19 May 2018 01:25 (one year ago) link

they shd drop thibs anyway

sprout god (lag∞n), Saturday, 19 May 2018 01:28 (one year ago) link

TBQH

sprout god (lag∞n), Saturday, 19 May 2018 01:30 (one year ago) link

yeah thibs has been bad for awhile now and it's pretty transparent

Clay, Saturday, 19 May 2018 01:36 (one year ago) link

m/l this:

You don’t lose Towns. You just don’t. You fire Thibs, you fire GM. You fire trainers and security staff and chefs and trade Wiggins and Butler and whoever else. You don’t lose Towns. You have him on his rookie deal. Everything else comes after “Keep towns.”

— Hardwood Paroxysm (@HPbasketball) May 19, 2018

they call me melo gelo (Spottie), Saturday, 19 May 2018 02:25 (one year ago) link

If you are doomed to lose KAT, no matter what you do (which was the fate of that perennial doormat, the Clippers, through most of their existence), then you are screwed for the next couple of years, no matter what.

But usually the root cause of such woes is an incompetent front office, so the real answer is buying some top-notch front office execs and give them about 6 years to turn your franchise around. That includes hiring the right coach and GM, of course.

A is for (Aimless), Saturday, 19 May 2018 02:40 (one year ago) link

no more dual role coaches. Ever.

EZ Snappin, Saturday, 19 May 2018 02:41 (one year ago) link

has it ever worked in modern times?

ciderpress, Saturday, 19 May 2018 02:45 (one year ago) link

someone will come out clean from the kat/thibs conflict but we don't know who it is yet

call all destroyer, Saturday, 19 May 2018 02:46 (one year ago) link

like i'm not saying thibs has been a good coach for the wolves but there are a lot of good players who would run through a wall for him. if kat isn't one of them it's fair to wonder why that is.

call all destroyer, Saturday, 19 May 2018 02:47 (one year ago) link

thibs signing the actually dead derrick rose in 2017 was the most lol thing

Clay, Saturday, 19 May 2018 02:49 (one year ago) link

no more dual role coaches. Ever.

― EZ Snappin, Friday, May 18, 2018 10:41 PM (thirty-nine minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

feel like this is quickly becoming the accepted view

sprout god (lag∞n), Saturday, 19 May 2018 03:45 (one year ago) link

like i'm not saying thibs has been a good coach for the wolves but there are a lot of good players who would run through a wall for him. if kat isn't one of them it's fair to wonder why that is.

― call all destroyer, Friday, May 18, 2018 10:47 PM (fifty-seven minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

idk he seems kina awful imo, like he doesnt even respect his players health and they joke openly about it online

sprout god (lag∞n), Saturday, 19 May 2018 03:46 (one year ago) link

i dislike all the big angry guy coaches

ciderpress, Saturday, 19 May 2018 03:51 (one year ago) link

i dont like how he always looks like when alex jones is super angry

lol xp

Clay, Saturday, 19 May 2018 03:53 (one year ago) link

https://i1.wp.com/www.awolfamongwolves.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/TomThibodeau-angry1.jpg?fit=800%2C542

like cut it out man this ain't good for anybody and you are going to die

Clay, Saturday, 19 May 2018 03:58 (one year ago) link

yeah yeah i get it but the good bulls teams under thibs were so insanely hard to play against, i'm fine w/giving up on him as a tactician but he could get people motivated to play.

call all destroyer, Saturday, 19 May 2018 04:02 (one year ago) link

he mightve just had the right mix of guys whod give 110 on D until they injured themselves

sprout god (lag∞n), Saturday, 19 May 2018 04:07 (one year ago) link

yeah and basically all those guys are out of the league now except jimmy

Clay, Saturday, 19 May 2018 04:13 (one year ago) link

Well partially true I mean joakim will be getting paid by the league for like 4 more years

they call me melo gelo (Spottie), Saturday, 19 May 2018 05:25 (one year ago) link

@DevinBook @KarlTowns 😏👍🏽 pic.twitter.com/04R1QM3LzW

— Zach LaVine (@ZachLaVine) May 19, 2018

Jeff, Saturday, 19 May 2018 13:56 (one year ago) link

bums me out to think about how fast joakim went from dpoy to cooked.

circles, Saturday, 19 May 2018 14:25 (one year ago) link

this is a nightmare

The Desus & Mero Chain (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Saturday, 19 May 2018 16:41 (one year ago) link

:(

21st savagery fox (m bison), Saturday, 19 May 2018 16:42 (one year ago) link

hey fwiw i opened up trade machine to see how a kawhi-KAT deal would look

21st savagery fox (m bison), Saturday, 19 May 2018 16:42 (one year ago) link

i traded tatum for him

sprout god (lag∞n), Saturday, 19 May 2018 16:57 (one year ago) link

if you die in the trade machine you die in real life

ciderpress, Saturday, 19 May 2018 16:59 (one year ago) link

KAT to suns
Kawhi to t wolves
Doncic, tj warren and some minny youngster /salary to spurs

I'm Finn thanks, don't mention it (fionnland), Saturday, 19 May 2018 17:29 (one year ago) link

Interesting but kawhi + Butler seems kinda redundant

they call me melo gelo (Spottie), Saturday, 19 May 2018 17:37 (one year ago) link

Kawhi could use the soft touch Thibs provides.

omar little, Saturday, 19 May 2018 17:38 (one year ago) link

many big switachable wings isnt too bad, celtics have three of those guys, i like that trade

sprout god (lag∞n), Saturday, 19 May 2018 17:40 (one year ago) link

i had to check a second source to make sure teagues salary wasnt a typo lol

https://i.imgur.com/K7ucRfW.png

sprout god (lag∞n), Saturday, 19 May 2018 17:46 (one year ago) link

https://i.imgur.com/tN1eLap.png

+ #1 --> spurs

sprout god (lag∞n), Saturday, 19 May 2018 17:52 (one year ago) link

Ugh do not want Teague

I'm Finn thanks, don't mention it (fionnland), Saturday, 19 May 2018 17:54 (one year ago) link

hahahaha nah

21st savagery fox (m bison), Saturday, 19 May 2018 17:55 (one year ago) link

conversely

https://i.imgur.com/TSuGWjR.png

+ this memphis pick --> minny

The Celtics will get the Memphis first round pick in 2019 if it is No. 9 overall or later; or No. 7 and later in 2020. Otherwise, the Celtics will receive the Memphis first round pick in 2021 with no restrictions.

sprout god (lag∞n), Saturday, 19 May 2018 17:56 (one year ago) link

i wouldnt trade tatum for KAT at this point.

21st savagery fox (m bison), Saturday, 19 May 2018 17:57 (one year ago) link

if the celtics think they can tap his defensive potential then its a no brainer imo, if he kinda is what he is on D then yeah prob not

sprout god (lag∞n), Saturday, 19 May 2018 17:58 (one year ago) link

he def doesnt seem like he has the ainge mindtype

sprout god (lag∞n), Saturday, 19 May 2018 17:59 (one year ago) link

Booker and kat yeah the suns def need more Kentucky bros

they call me melo gelo (Spottie), Saturday, 19 May 2018 18:02 (one year ago) link

i think the spurs shd risk it all for doncic current team is going nowhere, aldridge contract an albatross

sprout god (lag∞n), Saturday, 19 May 2018 18:03 (one year ago) link

I greatly doubt ainge will go angling after KAT. if he could get gobert, I believe he'd be willing to part with some talent.

A is for (Aimless), Saturday, 19 May 2018 18:05 (one year ago) link

suspect a traditional paint bound center isnt really in the celtics vision for the future

sprout god (lag∞n), Saturday, 19 May 2018 18:06 (one year ago) link

lol the celtics wouldn’t go near gobert

call all destroyer, Saturday, 19 May 2018 18:32 (one year ago) link

jokic is the closest to the dream celtics center of the current up and comers

ciderpress, Saturday, 19 May 2018 18:33 (one year ago) link

did you mean to type “anthony davis” there?

call all destroyer, Saturday, 19 May 2018 18:36 (one year ago) link

kawhi confirmed gone

Spurs reportedly won't take anything less than 'grand-slam offer' for Kawhi Leonardhttps://t.co/fUVqwBUAc5 pic.twitter.com/OaauPjuZua

— CBS Sports NBA (@CBSSportsNBA) May 18, 2018

sprout god (lag∞n), Saturday, 19 May 2018 19:32 (one year ago) link

Deal going down at Denny’s

EZ Snappin, Saturday, 19 May 2018 20:08 (one year ago) link

im coming around to the idea that kawhi could be traded and i hate it

21st savagery fox (m bison), Saturday, 19 May 2018 20:15 (one year ago) link

i blame kevin durant honestly, this whole league is fucked up bc he went to GS

21st savagery fox (m bison), Saturday, 19 May 2018 20:29 (one year ago) link

otm it was "the infinity war" of the NBA Cinematic Universe

sprout god (lag∞n), Saturday, 19 May 2018 20:44 (one year ago) link

xp wasn't including brow since hes basically a veteran now

ciderpress, Saturday, 19 May 2018 20:55 (one year ago) link

i think the spurs shd risk it all for doncic current team is going nowhere, aldridge contract an albatross

― sprout god (lag∞n), Saturday, May 19, 2018 1:03 PM (three hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

like...i can see this argument bc as long as the hampton 5 is alive the chances of winning a title is small. but kawhi is still p young and theoretically in his prime for the duration of his next contract, and i think he can still be a cornerstone of a team that challenges for a title in that window. but if you have uncertainty about kawhi's health and commitment, you dont want that supermax deal eating up half the cap by year 5.

lma's contract isnt that bad bc he's actually a highly productive player who arguably just had his best season. he has 3 years left on his deal and the spurs dont have a lot of salary committed to anyone else in that third year. they could theorteicaly rebuild on the fly with LMA shouldering #1 duties while they pursue a youth movement around whomever they could bring in for kawhi plus dejounte, their #18 pick, and some other younger role players on the roster. but i can't really see pop doing that at age 69.

the pau gasol contract is truly atrocious bc his value only diminishes by the year and he's getting $32.8m over the next two. if they can find some team that needs to meet the salary floor while they tank, then they can clear space for lebron james this summer.

21st savagery fox (m bison), Saturday, 19 May 2018 21:18 (one year ago) link

this is probably the most important offseason in spurs history though in terms of the range of possible outcomes. they could get kawhi back plus lebron and be a challenger to GS and HOU in the west. or they could trade kawhi and strike out on big free agents and struggle to make the playoffs next year. tony parker has said he would consider signing with another team. manu could retire. three rotation players have player options. or...they could bring back a really similar looking team next year. no idea.

21st savagery fox (m bison), Saturday, 19 May 2018 21:33 (one year ago) link

another thing that pisses me off about Thibs is when someone is as good at creating for others (and underrated defense) as Ricky, wouldn't you at least want to see him with 3 players with the scoring ability Butler, KAT and Wiggins for one year and least? close minded oaf

The Desus & Mero Chain (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Saturday, 19 May 2018 21:43 (one year ago) link

if we are going to hopeless at least Ricky was cute and has beautiful eyelashes

The Desus & Mero Chain (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Saturday, 19 May 2018 21:54 (one year ago) link

Luka Doncic is congratulated by Fenerbahce legendary coach Zelkjo Obradovic after winning the Euroleague championship and likely adding Final Four MVP honors to his league MVP and European Championship mantle. pic.twitter.com/LWDLuFbpDT

— Jonathan Givony (@DraftExpress) May 20, 2018

19 y/o, 2nd best league in the world

sprout god (lag∞n), Sunday, 20 May 2018 20:17 (one year ago) link

I am excited about him but his average athleticism is a little concerning for a guy who is going to dominate the ball. the shooting numbers I'm sure will get better with NBA training

k3vin k., Sunday, 20 May 2018 20:23 (one year ago) link

i think he'll be Good

ciderpress, Sunday, 20 May 2018 20:49 (one year ago) link

I am excited about him but his average athleticism is a little concerning for a guy who is going to dominate the ball. the shooting numbers I'm sure will get better with NBA training

― k3vin k., Sunday, May 20, 2018 4:23 PM (three hours ago) Bookmark

plenty of superstars in the nba who aren't elite athletically... two of them are playing right now

J0rdan S., Monday, 21 May 2018 00:20 (one year ago) link

yeah they usually compensate by being elite shooters or ball handlers...

dominating that league at 19 is obv a great sign tho so maybe it doesn't matter

k3vin k., Monday, 21 May 2018 00:26 (one year ago) link

the mavs havent really gotten anything right since their title:

REPORT: Mavericks to Pursue DeMarcus Cousins, DeAndre Jordan, Julius Randle in Free Agency https://t.co/CPLAsyMSg8

— Def Pen Hoops (@DefPenHoops) May 21, 2018

they call me melo gelo (Spottie), Monday, 21 May 2018 18:24 (one year ago) link

starting with not returning their championship team for a second run, one of the alltime outsmarting yrself moves in the history of the league

sprout god (lag∞n), Monday, 21 May 2018 18:27 (one year ago) link

sad theyre wasting the prime of one of the alltime great coaches cobbling together 8th seeds

sprout god (lag∞n), Monday, 21 May 2018 18:29 (one year ago) link

ultimate offseason vibes

joel embiid playing pickup in the bahamas against these random old vacationers is an extremely big mood right now (via camillefishel/IG) pic.twitter.com/uEhuE3QEMg

— Tim Cato (@tim_cato) May 21, 2018

sprout god (lag∞n), Monday, 21 May 2018 18:33 (one year ago) link

damn I wish that were me

k3vin k., Monday, 21 May 2018 18:35 (one year ago) link

that game fn rules

sprout god (lag∞n), Monday, 21 May 2018 18:36 (one year ago) link

lmao

they call me melo gelo (Spottie), Monday, 21 May 2018 19:06 (one year ago) link

hahaha sports radio ppl were fretting about this today

21st savagery fox (m bison), Monday, 21 May 2018 23:25 (one year ago) link

These dance teams always struck me as having one basic move: they spread out their stance, bend over, put their hands on their knees, rock from side to side, and whip their hair around in circles. Some variation of that makes up about 75% of their dance routines as far as I can see. They do expend a lot energy but its hard for me to say they generate a lot of extra enthusiasm for the game of hoops.

A is for (Aimless), Tuesday, 22 May 2018 00:06 (one year ago) link

this is good
https://sports.yahoo.com/spurs-reportedly-disband-female-dance-squad-family-friendly-co-ed-hype-team-221721033.html

― they call me melo gelo (Spottie), Monday, May 21, 2018 7:24 PM (one hour ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

i mean yeah in theory but doesn't sound like the existing dancers are thrilled

call all destroyer, Tuesday, 22 May 2018 00:34 (one year ago) link

Offer them a spot on the new squad

they call me melo gelo (Spottie), Tuesday, 22 May 2018 00:38 (one year ago) link

that would have been the logical/humane thing to do

call all destroyer, Tuesday, 22 May 2018 00:39 (one year ago) link

one of my former students is on the extant hype squad due to his ridiculous dance skills (think HELLA WINDMILLS AND UPPER BODY STRENGTH)

21st savagery fox (m bison), Tuesday, 22 May 2018 00:41 (one year ago) link

the humane thing would be to pay the dancers a fair wage

micah, Tuesday, 22 May 2018 08:19 (one year ago) link

Pilates be lit😂😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/D6SNUIeB4r

— DeMarcus Cousins (@boogiecousins) May 22, 2018

sprout god (lag∞n), Wednesday, 23 May 2018 15:46 (one year ago) link

Clippers, Doc Rivers agree to extension. https://t.co/jPMtwYzdvg pic.twitter.com/6pXGnURbVY

— HoopsHype (@hoopshype) May 23, 2018

:/

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Wednesday, 23 May 2018 20:05 (one year ago) link

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Dd6DPjwVMAAnBvf.jpg

im doc rivers hello

sprout god (lag∞n), Wednesday, 23 May 2018 20:07 (one year ago) link

Bucks guard Sterling Brown talks about how “a simple parking ticket turned into an attempt at police intimidation, followed by the unlawful use of physical force, including being handcuffed and tased, and then unlawfully booked.” pic.twitter.com/wPMhZfS4iU

— Marc J. Spears (@MarcJSpearsESPN) May 23, 2018


https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Dd6lhJUUQAA-Ec8.jpg:large

they call me melo gelo (Spottie), Wednesday, 23 May 2018 22:46 (one year ago) link

fuck the police

sprout god (lag∞n), Thursday, 24 May 2018 03:28 (one year ago) link

Ben Simmons Broke Up With Tinashe For Doing "Kardashian Sh*t"; Breakdown of What That Means (Photos) https://t.co/UTPrYm7QXq pic.twitter.com/AUFbHuiK0c

— Robert Littal (@BSO) May 26, 2018

sprout god (lag∞n), Saturday, 26 May 2018 21:34 (one year ago) link

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. -- With his brother Lonzo watching from the sideline, LiAngelo Ball went through a pre-draft workout with other prospects for the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday.

The second of three Ball brothers, LiAngelo isn't sure what his draft prospects are after leaving UCLA early during his freshman season to play in Lithuania with his younger brother LaMelo. But he is ready to tell NBA teams that he has closed the chapter on his brief, turbulent time with UCLA and that he has matured after playing pro ball overseas.

Ball said when teams ask why things ended at UCLA, he tells them, "I don't really remember too much about that. I just moved on, went overseas and just learned from over there and then came back and brought my talent back out here."

omar little, Wednesday, 30 May 2018 00:20 (one year ago) link

yoooooooo

A collection of Twitter accounts has criticized Philadelphia 76ers players and disclosed sensitive information about the team. What does that have to do with Bryan Colangelo? An investigation by @bdetrick: https://t.co/sUn6m3nkBG

— The Ringer (@ringer) May 30, 2018

call all destroyer, Wednesday, 30 May 2018 01:18 (one year ago) link

i think i’ll take the under for the 76ers 18/19 season

Allen (etaeoe), Wednesday, 30 May 2018 01:26 (one year ago) link

whaaaaat

k3vin k., Wednesday, 30 May 2018 01:39 (one year ago) link

what the fuck

ciderpress, Wednesday, 30 May 2018 01:57 (one year ago) link

messssssssyyyyyyyyyyyyyy af

21st savagery fox (m bison), Wednesday, 30 May 2018 02:14 (one year ago) link

lmao

1-2-3-4-5 Twitter accounts!

— Zach Lowe (@ZachLowe_NBA) May 30, 2018

call all destroyer, Wednesday, 30 May 2018 02:18 (one year ago) link

this is obviously nuts but also i am a lil surprised this doesnt happen more often, like not just sports but everywhere

G.O.A.T. rodeo (Clay), Wednesday, 30 May 2018 02:21 (one year ago) link

iirc something like this happened with the ceo of whole foods some time ago

21st savagery fox (m bison), Wednesday, 30 May 2018 02:29 (one year ago) link

do you think there’s ever been a sock on ilh?

Allen (etaeoe), Wednesday, 30 May 2018 02:33 (one year ago) link

i am rc buford if that helps

21st savagery fox (m bison), Wednesday, 30 May 2018 02:40 (one year ago) link

makes sense

call all destroyer, Wednesday, 30 May 2018 02:45 (one year ago) link

BRUH pic.twitter.com/hv59PDxlgY

— Joel Embiid (@JoelEmbiid) May 30, 2018

call all destroyer, Wednesday, 30 May 2018 02:49 (one year ago) link

LMAOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

21st savagery fox (m bison), Wednesday, 30 May 2018 03:04 (one year ago) link

colangelo gotta retire now

21st savagery fox (m bison), Wednesday, 30 May 2018 03:04 (one year ago) link

it's....interesting that the brown extension is being announced today as well

call all destroyer, Wednesday, 30 May 2018 03:05 (one year ago) link

Despite Colangelo’s position, the accounts rarely focus on basketball strategy or statistics, nor show much interest in players aside from Sixers and superstars. In fact, most posts are ignored, scoffed at, or roasted by other Twitter users. While researching this story, I realized that I had muted the Still Balling account in the past.

duuude this piece is fn bonkers, that gallery of tweet screenshots my god who wldve thought management wld take online pettiness to the next level

sprout god (lag∞n), Wednesday, 30 May 2018 03:46 (one year ago) link

These coincidences have drawn suspicion from other Twitter users. On one occasion, when someone jokingly replied to one of the accounts with, “This you, Bryan?,” Enoughunkownsources claimed to know Colangelo. “No - but thanks for the compliment!” they answered. “He is too classy to even engage. Worked with him: he is a class act.”

incredible

sprout god (lag∞n), Wednesday, 30 May 2018 03:50 (one year ago) link

In January, in a tweet directed at the Twitter accounts of Simmons and Robert Covington, Still Balling tore into Embiid. “I am not voting for Joel, but I am voting for Ben at every change I get,” they wrote. “I love his intensity, his passion and the pride for his team. Joel is a big selfish baby, not my leader anymore.”

fuckin woww

sprout god (lag∞n), Wednesday, 30 May 2018 03:57 (one year ago) link

too wild

k3vin k., Wednesday, 30 May 2018 04:09 (one year ago) link

this is the messy drama we seek here at ilh.

they call me melo gelo (Spottie), Wednesday, 30 May 2018 04:16 (one year ago) link

just breathtaking

sprout god (lag∞n), Wednesday, 30 May 2018 04:17 (one year ago) link

the stuff abt his jealousy of ujiri is a real chef kisser

G.O.A.T. rodeo (Clay), Wednesday, 30 May 2018 04:18 (one year ago) link

between this and pusha revealing drakes love child in a diss track theres some really top notch online drama this evening, bless

sprout god (lag∞n), Wednesday, 30 May 2018 04:23 (one year ago) link

yeah i was going to go to bed at a decent hour but fuck that shit

21st savagery fox (m bison), Wednesday, 30 May 2018 04:24 (one year ago) link

he already called embiid trying to smooth it over lol dog it's time to take a 6 month trip to the bahamas

they call me melo gelo (Spottie), Wednesday, 30 May 2018 04:25 (one year ago) link

yeah i dont think this is something hes talking his way out of

sprout god (lag∞n), Wednesday, 30 May 2018 04:28 (one year ago) link

Fuck Drake, what a talentless hack

Joe Gargan (dandydonweiner), Wednesday, 30 May 2018 04:28 (one year ago) link

oh no yeah colangelo's gonna have radical reconstruction surgery at the end of this, new name, new identity

G.O.A.T. rodeo (Clay), Wednesday, 30 May 2018 04:29 (one year ago) link

his best bet is prob just to tweet through it and shift into a new career as an online idiot asshole who everyone constantly disrespects

sprout god (lag∞n), Wednesday, 30 May 2018 04:31 (one year ago) link

hello my name is angelo colbrian, i am a real estate agent from nantucket and im here to find you your dream home

21st savagery fox (m bison), Wednesday, 30 May 2018 04:31 (one year ago) link

his best bet is prob just to tweet through it and shift into a new career as an online idiot asshole who everyone constantly disrespects

― sprout god (lag∞n), Tuesday, May 29, 2018 11:31 PM (sixteen seconds ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

*puts on msnbc suit* but we already HAVE a president

21st savagery fox (m bison), Wednesday, 30 May 2018 04:32 (one year ago) link

oh shit hello sir mr president respectfully you must resign now thank you

sprout god (lag∞n), Wednesday, 30 May 2018 04:33 (one year ago) link

when the open-source data analysis tool is finished running, and it's time to review the findings pic.twitter.com/4H0M68CTmZ

— Dan Devine (@YourManDevine) May 30, 2018

sprout god (lag∞n), Wednesday, 30 May 2018 05:00 (one year ago) link

Just here to fan some flames so SAYIN that you know when Colangelo’s birthday is? pic.twitter.com/fHkgl5m0R6

— Marc Whittington (@MWhittington13) May 30, 2018

they call me melo gelo (Spottie), Wednesday, 30 May 2018 05:07 (one year ago) link

rip 76ers

Kendall Jenner is dating NBA star Ben Simmons https://t.co/IabZqjVHPb pic.twitter.com/frrQWsub4E

— Page Six (@PageSix) May 30, 2018

they call me melo gelo (Spottie), Wednesday, 30 May 2018 06:26 (one year ago) link

Well ain't this interesting. I didnt go to the Beijing Olympics so whoever wrote the tweets created a whole rude celeb fantasy for a very specific reason, an attempt to discredit me for my tweets about athletes not wanting to go to the White House 🤔🤔🤔 https://t.co/OozdMUziPL

— Gabrielle Union (@itsgabrielleu) May 30, 2018

they call me melo gelo (Spottie), Wednesday, 30 May 2018 06:38 (one year ago) link

cant get enough of this

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DeaSDjaU8AAjw0F.jpg

they call me melo gelo (Spottie), Wednesday, 30 May 2018 06:40 (one year ago) link

This is so fucking beautiful

tsrobodo, Wednesday, 30 May 2018 09:29 (one year ago) link

Sorry, Bryan. Got you.

Went to “reset password” and tried three of his burners. Every single one has a phone number ending in 91. This is clearly not a coincidence.

*note*: I cropped out Colangelo’s email addresses from the picture pic.twitter.com/qKS7KpIJNo

— Adam (@SixersAdam) May 30, 2018

tsrobodo, Wednesday, 30 May 2018 09:43 (one year ago) link

So basically, the strongest defense anybody can muster right now is "he couldn't possibly be this stupid"

I'm dying here

Nevertheless, Colangelo is denying he is responsible for those tweets and many league executives seem to believe this: It is hard to fathom a GM risking his job in such a reckless manner. Many are giving him the benefit of doubt on that level alone. It just doesn’t add up. https://t.co/BDn3n0os2a

— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) May 30, 2018

tsrobodo, Wednesday, 30 May 2018 09:46 (one year ago) link

woj is for breaking news bombs, not for cold takes like this

21st savagery fox (m bison), Wednesday, 30 May 2018 11:01 (one year ago) link

The amount of media members that want in on the story and the fact that so many prominent NBA people are revelling in it, doesn't suggest a lot of goodwill around the league towards Colangelo

tsrobodo, Wednesday, 30 May 2018 12:14 (one year ago) link

🤫 https://t.co/SKa28yQSzP

— Danny Ainge (@danielrainge) May 30, 2018

call all destroyer, Wednesday, 30 May 2018 12:30 (one year ago) link

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― they call me melo gelo (Spottie), Wednesday, May 30, 2018 2:26 AM (six hours ago) Bookmark

i love that simmons went from breaking u pwith tinashe bc she was acting like a kardashian to actually dating a kardashian

, Wednesday, 30 May 2018 12:39 (one year ago) link

god I wish "fake news" never became a thing that people say
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Dea2livXUAAKz__?format=jpg

tsrobodo, Wednesday, 30 May 2018 12:47 (one year ago) link

this Colangelo story is delicious

The Desus & Mero Chain (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 30 May 2018 14:07 (one year ago) link

uhh lol

Ben Simmons Broke Up With Tinashe For Doing "Kardashian Sh*t"; Breakdown of What That Means (Photos) https://t.co/UTPrYm7QXq pic.twitter.com/AUFbHuiK0c

— Robert Littal (@BSO) May 26, 2018

Kendall Jenner is dating NBA star Ben Simmons https://t.co/IabZqjVHPb pic.twitter.com/frrQWsub4E

— Page Six (@PageSix) May 30, 2018

sprout god (lag∞n), Wednesday, 30 May 2018 15:32 (one year ago) link

i guess we know who one of wpjs sources is lol

Nevertheless, Colangelo is denying he is responsible for those tweets and many league executives seem to believe this: It is hard to fathom a GM risking his job in such a reckless manner. Many are giving him the benefit of doubt on that level alone. It just doesn’t add up. https://t.co/BDn3n0os2a

— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) May 30, 2018

sprout god (lag∞n), Wednesday, 30 May 2018 15:33 (one year ago) link

it's funny that espn stole woj just as he was losing his fastball

call all destroyer, Wednesday, 30 May 2018 15:43 (one year ago) link

ya, wonder if some ppl stopped feeding him the good stuff because he went to espn

sprout god (lag∞n), Wednesday, 30 May 2018 15:44 (one year ago) link

it's not hard to see the conflict of interest there - espn needs to m/l maintain good relationships with the major sports leagues

, Wednesday, 30 May 2018 16:14 (one year ago) link

part of it also cld be some of the sources were shams and he was passing the info to woj

sprout god (lag∞n), Wednesday, 30 May 2018 16:16 (one year ago) link

yeah the fact that Shams has so much juice maybe suggests whatever framework Woj left behind at Yahoo was really putting in work

tsrobodo, Wednesday, 30 May 2018 16:19 (one year ago) link

“It just doesn’t add up” is a thing credulous media people say when confronted with hard evidence that someone they’ve been reasonably friendly or perhaps worked with is a egomaniacal asshole who just does irrational things

There’s another good example floating around America somewhere now but I can’t put my finger on who exactly

gritty tigger reboot (agent hibachi), Wednesday, 30 May 2018 16:57 (one year ago) link

This is such a fantastically good story tho I love it

gritty tigger reboot (agent hibachi), Wednesday, 30 May 2018 16:58 (one year ago) link

This is our GM. pic.twitter.com/0BPJlSZecN

— Eric Jr. of South Philly (@Sixers_Nation_) May 30, 2018

they call me melo gelo (Spottie), Wednesday, 30 May 2018 17:13 (one year ago) link

“It just doesn’t add up” is a thing credulous media people say when confronted with hard evidence that someone they’ve been reasonably friendly or perhaps worked with is a egomaniacal asshole who just does irrational things

There’s another good example floating around America somewhere now but I can’t put my finger on who exactly

― gritty tigger reboot (agent hibachi), Wednesday, May 30, 2018 12:57 PM (thirty-four minutes ago) Bookmark

^^

J0rdan S., Wednesday, 30 May 2018 17:32 (one year ago) link

players should be suspended by their teams if they date a Kardashian or Jenner.

omar little, Wednesday, 30 May 2018 17:44 (one year ago) link

the phrase "it doesn't add up" is especially funny because if you read the article's laying out of the evidence it does literally add up!

J0rdan S., Wednesday, 30 May 2018 17:47 (one year ago) link

it's so obvious lol

they call me melo gelo (Spottie), Wednesday, 30 May 2018 17:48 (one year ago) link

Steve Clifford was hired as the Magic HC btw

they call me melo gelo (Spottie), Wednesday, 30 May 2018 17:49 (one year ago) link

i think the missing piece for these people is Colangelo hasn't been actually previously said at any time that he likes to use phantom twitter accounts to attack his own players and personnel, it is kind of weird that he wouldn't have mentioned it before.

omar little, Wednesday, 30 May 2018 17:51 (one year ago) link

new Lowe podcast is he and Arnovitz talking about the Colangelo stuff

EZ Snappin, Wednesday, 30 May 2018 19:06 (one year ago) link

interesting, I'm not completely down on Clifford, he didn't have much to work with on the hornets though i still think they underperformed this year. maybe it was the Dwight curse tho

ciderpress, Wednesday, 30 May 2018 19:09 (one year ago) link

I think he'll be good in Orlando. Clifford is good at getting a bad team with some talent to play to their proper level. I don't know if he can take a talented team the next step.

EZ Snappin, Wednesday, 30 May 2018 19:17 (one year ago) link

the hornets offense looked very pretty at times during their good year

ciderpress, Wednesday, 30 May 2018 19:20 (one year ago) link

P.J. Tucker played Game 7 after three root canals. Didn't even tell teammates. Was unreal.

— Jonathan Feigen (@Jonathan_Feigen) May 30, 2018

sprout god (lag∞n), Wednesday, 30 May 2018 19:37 (one year ago) link

whoa. very tough guy.

call all destroyer, Wednesday, 30 May 2018 19:50 (one year ago) link

the reason i dont think bron has the heroics in him to beat the dubs is hes already maxed out just barely beating indy and the celtics

LeBron James has eight games with a Game Score of 30 or more THIS POSTSEASON.

There are only 18 players in the history of the NBA who have at least eight games with a 30-plus Game Score in their postseason CAREERS.

LISTEN FOR MORE > https://t.co/3ChnusLaPY pic.twitter.com/33BJ6eDXar

— Andy Bailey (@AndrewDBailey) May 30, 2018

sprout god (lag∞n), Wednesday, 30 May 2018 19:52 (one year ago) link

oh wrong thread well

sprout god (lag∞n), Wednesday, 30 May 2018 19:52 (one year ago) link

new Lowe podcast is he and Arnovitz talking about the Colangelo stuff

― EZ Snappin, Wednesday, May 30, 2018 3:06 PM (one hour ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

spoiler alert for non-pod ppl--they can't really come up with a plausible alternative to it being colangelo. they more or less confirm that the accounts tweeted stuff about fultz that is true but is not widely known and hasn't been reported (guessing it's the family trauma/offcourt thing).

call all destroyer, Wednesday, 30 May 2018 20:29 (one year ago) link

guy cmon

Bryan Colangelo tells me via text: "Someone's out to get me. ... This is clearly not me." Colangelo adds that he's "hopeful to resolve this soon."

— Jordan Schultz (@Schultz_Report) May 30, 2018

sprout god (lag∞n), Wednesday, 30 May 2018 21:46 (one year ago) link

I’m excited for the future where fans demand Sam Hinkie to return to the 76ers (he’ll surely make the Steve Jobs comparison) and we soon find out that it was Hinkie or someone close to Hinkie that leaked the story. I love Philly.

Allen (etaeoe), Wednesday, 30 May 2018 21:47 (one year ago) link

theres def a non zero chance the hinkie is the leaker

sprout god (lag∞n), Wednesday, 30 May 2018 21:48 (one year ago) link

guy cmon

It clearly came from someone inside or close to the organization, right?

Allen (etaeoe), Wednesday, 30 May 2018 21:48 (one year ago) link

The AI story is such nonsensical bullshit.

Allen (etaeoe), Wednesday, 30 May 2018 21:49 (one year ago) link

ya the leaker even says that they found the accounts before claimed AI exploits

sprout god (lag∞n), Wednesday, 30 May 2018 21:52 (one year ago) link

it seems clear that the accounts tweeted recent and confidential information that wouldn't have been known outside the organization

call all destroyer, Wednesday, 30 May 2018 21:55 (one year ago) link

i bet a sixers employee he was following on twitter just looked at the account(s) and figured out it was him

sprout god (lag∞n), Wednesday, 30 May 2018 21:56 (one year ago) link

man that mustve been so fun for them lol

sprout god (lag∞n), Wednesday, 30 May 2018 21:56 (one year ago) link

it pretty funny that he replicated his feed across all the accounts so he cld read important tweets he needed while also doing his sock puppet business

sprout god (lag∞n), Wednesday, 30 May 2018 21:58 (one year ago) link

i bet a sixers employee he was following on twitter just looked at the account(s) and figured out it was him

Yeah. Exactly. He uses his phone number or e-mail address to create the account and they appear on someone who has his personal phone number or e-mail’s “recommended follows”.

I imagine the number of people interested in burning Colangelo or the 76ers broadly is lengthy.

I once read a post on Hacker News that described working for the (Hinkie-era) 76ers. They said it was as dysfunctional as the worst Valley startup but with shittier weather. 😂

Allen (etaeoe), Wednesday, 30 May 2018 22:05 (one year ago) link

prescient

76ers twitter really is just infowars for basketball

— Jack (@Jack_Michael17) June 17, 2017

sprout god (lag∞n), Wednesday, 30 May 2018 22:46 (one year ago) link

solid wrap up of the best drama of the season in this thread

Weirdest stories of the 2018 NBA season, ranked:

1. Colangelo burner accounts
2. Markelle Fultz loses the ability to play basketball
3. Kawhi injury saga
4. Rockets/Clippers tunnel fight
5. KD burner accounts

— Yaya Dubin (@JADubin5) May 30, 2018

they call me melo gelo (Spottie), Wednesday, 30 May 2018 23:14 (one year ago) link

kd burner accounts are not weird at all

ciderpress, Wednesday, 30 May 2018 23:19 (one year ago) link

i would promote portis/mirotic into the top 5 instead of that but solid list nonetheless

ciderpress, Wednesday, 30 May 2018 23:21 (one year ago) link

excellent list

sprout god (lag∞n), Wednesday, 30 May 2018 23:21 (one year ago) link

had forgotten about JR throwing soup. cavs drama comes and goes so fast.

they call me melo gelo (Spottie), Wednesday, 30 May 2018 23:22 (one year ago) link

fast as soup

sprout god (lag∞n), Wednesday, 30 May 2018 23:22 (one year ago) link

38. NBA tries to institute "Weeks" like NFL but nobody actually uses it

lol i didnt even know about this

ciderpress, Wednesday, 30 May 2018 23:23 (one year ago) link

me neither wtf even is that

they call me melo gelo (Spottie), Wednesday, 30 May 2018 23:24 (one year ago) link

the tunnel fight is my favorite because it conjures up the idea of chris paul having a giant network of secret arena tunnels memorized

ciderpress, Wednesday, 30 May 2018 23:25 (one year ago) link

i'd already forgotten about Cus Crise and hope i never do again

G.O.A.T. rodeo (Clay), Wednesday, 30 May 2018 23:27 (one year ago) link

that was a great night full of entertainment xp

they call me melo gelo (Spottie), Wednesday, 30 May 2018 23:27 (one year ago) link

homie said the warriors should play javale in the 2nd half of game 7 lol rip pistons

The Detroit Pistons plan to interview TNT analyst and former NBA champion Kenny Smith for the franchise’s head coaching job, league sources tell Yahoo.

— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) May 30, 2018

they call me melo gelo (Spottie), Wednesday, 30 May 2018 23:29 (one year ago) link

cus crise

ciderpress, Wednesday, 30 May 2018 23:29 (one year ago) link

man that would be a disaster of a hire

call all destroyer, Wednesday, 30 May 2018 23:31 (one year ago) link

pistons shd hire blake as player-coach and instead of basketball they shd do improv

sprout god (lag∞n), Wednesday, 30 May 2018 23:32 (one year ago) link

How did Eric Bledsoe's hair salon saga not make the weirdest story list?

EZ Snappin, Wednesday, 30 May 2018 23:42 (one year ago) link

it was on there

k3vin k., Wednesday, 30 May 2018 23:46 (one year ago) link

#11

they call me melo gelo (Spottie), Wednesday, 30 May 2018 23:51 (one year ago) link

🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨

Colangelo’s wife, Barbara Bottini has a phone number ending in 91, almost certainly linking her to 3 of the burner accounts.

WOW. pic.twitter.com/PQpe5GccEh

— Did the Sixers win? (@DidTheSixersWin) May 31, 2018

call all destroyer, Thursday, 31 May 2018 00:32 (one year ago) link

Yesss

they call me melo gelo (Spottie), Thursday, 31 May 2018 00:35 (one year ago) link

truly we are blessed

Clay, Thursday, 31 May 2018 00:38 (one year ago) link

let he who is not online cast the first stone

k3vin k., Thursday, 31 May 2018 00:43 (one year ago) link

love is patient, love is kind, love is a network of burner accounts to defend your husband's collars

— Emma Baccellieri (@emmabaccellieri) May 31, 2018

sprout god (lag∞n), Thursday, 31 May 2018 01:28 (one year ago) link

Bryan Colangelo gave press conference while suspected burner account tweeted https://t.co/iMURzRpxbX

— Kurt Helin (@basketballtalk) May 31, 2018

sprout god (lag∞n), Thursday, 31 May 2018 01:34 (one year ago) link

damn that would make this substantially less juicy imo

k3vin k., Thursday, 31 May 2018 01:36 (one year ago) link

The Detroit Pistons plan to interview TNT analyst and former NBA champion Kenny Smith for the franchise’s head coaching job, league sources tell Yahoo.

...

Allen (etaeoe), Thursday, 31 May 2018 02:40 (one year ago) link

i don't think i know which team IT is on now and i do not wish to know. please don't tell me

ciderpress, Thursday, 31 May 2018 18:46 (one year ago) link

what if it was the future nba playoff champs the denver nuggets?

they call me melo gelo (Spottie), Thursday, 31 May 2018 19:35 (one year ago) link

i only know it's not the nuggets or celtics also wtf my phone just autocorrected nuggets to a word i have never typed in my life

ciderpress, Thursday, 31 May 2018 19:46 (one year ago) link

nice

ciderpress, Thursday, 31 May 2018 21:01 (one year ago) link

NEED

k3vin k., Thursday, 31 May 2018 21:05 (one year ago) link

lmao

sprout god (lag∞n), Thursday, 31 May 2018 22:46 (one year ago) link

ESPN reporting with @ZachLowe_NBA: As internal probe on Twitter activity increasingly focuses on his family, Sixers ownership seriously considering dismissal of Bryan Colangelo. https://t.co/0cdhZbl9nQ

— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) June 1, 2018

tsrobodo, Friday, 1 June 2018 12:09 (one year ago) link

imo it was bryans wife running burners and possibly also his father as eric jr

micah, Saturday, 2 June 2018 00:46 (one year ago) link

Boban Marjanovic will join a group of assassins facing Keanu Reeves in #JohnWick3, reports @TheInSneider 😎 https://t.co/k4KrF6rMdh pic.twitter.com/h5UxpzASVf

— SLAM Magazine (@SLAMonline) June 4, 2018

sprout god (lag∞n), Monday, 4 June 2018 22:55 (one year ago) link

haha sweet

call all destroyer, Tuesday, 5 June 2018 00:45 (one year ago) link

is tinashe now dating blake griffin, who used to date kendall jenner??

, Tuesday, 5 June 2018 14:48 (one year ago) link

i fuckin hope so

sprout god (lag∞n), Tuesday, 5 June 2018 17:06 (one year ago) link

the basketball players should just date each other rather than doing it by proxy

ciderpress, Tuesday, 5 June 2018 17:26 (one year ago) link

they already hug and touch each others butts enough lord knows

sprout god (lag∞n), Tuesday, 5 June 2018 18:08 (one year ago) link

inevatable

In the wake of the twitter burner account probe, Bryan Colangelo's departure in Philadelphia is expected to be described as a resignation, league source tells ESPN.

— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) June 7, 2018

sprout god (lag∞n), Thursday, 7 June 2018 15:59 (one year ago) link

man the longer it went on i started to think there was a chance he would stay

call all destroyer, Thursday, 7 June 2018 17:14 (one year ago) link

wow he REALLY let his wife take the bullet in the statement

call all destroyer, Thursday, 7 June 2018 17:16 (one year ago) link

gotta stay employable

sprout god (lag∞n), Thursday, 7 June 2018 17:18 (one year ago) link

good night sweet prince, and his burner accounts sweetprince432 and sweetprinzejr

paul mccartney & whinge (voodoo chili), Thursday, 7 June 2018 17:20 (one year ago) link

Joshua Harris just publicly denied this report, which I will happily stand by: https://t.co/VAiQOhlVoo

— Kyle Neubeck (@KyleNeubeck) June 7, 2018

call all destroyer, Thursday, 7 June 2018 17:26 (one year ago) link

yeah his wife is a baller for taking the heat. he gets to claim ignorance. and he gets to 'resign', her sacrifice saved a little face for him but HIGHLY doubt he gets another job in the NBA unless it's under his dad or some such.

they call me melo gelo (Spottie), Thursday, 7 June 2018 17:28 (one year ago) link

oops the report is this

Sources tell PhillyVoice: Part of delay in Sixers process was due to pressure from Jerry Colangelo, who threatened to damage team relationships in the event Bryan was fired. https://t.co/0dWUPPtgBz

— Kyle Neubeck (@KyleNeubeck) June 7, 2018

call all destroyer, Thursday, 7 June 2018 17:28 (one year ago) link

yuck

ciderpress, Thursday, 7 June 2018 17:29 (one year ago) link

v weird family

Clay, Thursday, 7 June 2018 17:39 (one year ago) link

people here in phx idolize jerry but he's always looked like your typical shady rich guy to these trained eyes

they call me melo gelo (Spottie), Thursday, 7 June 2018 17:42 (one year ago) link

this offseason is gonna be good

Haynes just said Ariza may take paycut to go GSW 😂 unreal

— Andy Liu (@AndyKHLiu) June 7, 2018

they call me melo gelo (Spottie), Thursday, 7 June 2018 23:39 (one year ago) link

uhhhh no cmon

sprout god (lag∞n), Thursday, 7 June 2018 23:39 (one year ago) link

straight mercenary

Clay, Thursday, 7 June 2018 23:43 (one year ago) link

props to ariza going 0-12 in game 7 so he could get out of the playoffs earlier to rest and work on his body for next season with the warriors.

they call me melo gelo (Spottie), Thursday, 7 June 2018 23:53 (one year ago) link

He's already got a ring so I don't totally get it.

Fetchboy, Thursday, 7 June 2018 23:57 (one year ago) link

just rumors is all. but why not? join a great culture that fits your skillset. he's already made over 75 mill in his career.

they call me melo gelo (Spottie), Friday, 8 June 2018 00:15 (one year ago) link

is there an ILH NBA Hall of Fame thread?

they call me melo gelo (Spottie), Friday, 8 June 2018 00:21 (one year ago) link

if ariza isn't pumped to take another run at the dubs in a year that's a little disappointing

call all destroyer, Friday, 8 June 2018 00:23 (one year ago) link

people here in phx idolize jerry but he's always looked like your typical shady rich guy to these trained eyes

― they call me melo gelo (Spottie), Thursday, June 7, 2018 1:42 PM (six hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

windhorst had an incredible line about bryan's rep in the nba that i've thought about a lot: "he isn't disliked, but he isn't well-liked"

call all destroyer, Friday, 8 June 2018 00:26 (one year ago) link

when u prefer not to play for the kings

DeAndre Ayton says he won’t work out for teams other than Suns: ‘I know I’m going number one’ https://t.co/tN1SKQ8T4R

— Kurt Helin (@basketballtalk) June 8, 2018

sprout god (lag∞n), Friday, 8 June 2018 00:34 (one year ago) link

itt talk about the nba hall of fame

(not many posts and hasn't been bumped in four years)

― Clay, Thursday, June 7, 2018 5:24 PM (forty-one minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

xp to spottie, i quite reasonably posted this on a thread about national party politics instead of this thread

Clay, Friday, 8 June 2018 01:07 (one year ago) link

thx clay!

they call me melo gelo (Spottie), Friday, 8 June 2018 04:18 (one year ago) link

celtics starting to make excuses for trading kyrie

Mannix: Celtics 'scared' that Kyrie Irving could leave in free agency next summer, possibly for Knicks https://t.co/jBeSYDvt6F pic.twitter.com/GQIk1gVd1R

— WEEI (@WEEI) June 8, 2018

sprout god (lag∞n), Friday, 8 June 2018 15:11 (one year ago) link

favoring terry over kyrie and assembling a team comprised of entirely #2 options wld be the most danny thing ever

sprout god (lag∞n), Friday, 8 June 2018 15:14 (one year ago) link

(tatum pretty clearly will be a #1 option sooner than later)

sprout god (lag∞n), Friday, 8 June 2018 15:15 (one year ago) link

this would be a crucial step to bring in that lebron guy i keep hearing about

call all destroyer, Friday, 8 June 2018 15:15 (one year ago) link

thats true they might be able to get "lebron"

sprout god (lag∞n), Friday, 8 June 2018 15:16 (one year ago) link

getting lebron is kinda corny tho idk

sprout god (lag∞n), Friday, 8 June 2018 15:16 (one year ago) link

wld like to see them roll w the main guys they have now unless they can get the brow or someone like that

sprout god (lag∞n), Friday, 8 June 2018 15:17 (one year ago) link

getting lebron is kinda corny tho idk

― sprout god (lag∞n), Friday, June 8, 2018 8:16 AM (four minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

lotta folks gonna have to slowly walk back their KD slick talk if lebron joins their team

they call me melo gelo (Spottie), Friday, 8 June 2018 15:22 (one year ago) link

well he wont be joining a team that se wins record

sprout god (lag∞n), Friday, 8 June 2018 15:23 (one year ago) link

there a pretty big gulf between having curry vs horford as your best player before adding a mvp level free agent

ciderpress, Friday, 8 June 2018 15:27 (one year ago) link

don't think that's ever happened tho nor do I want it

ciderpress, Friday, 8 June 2018 15:30 (one year ago) link

*happening

ciderpress, Friday, 8 June 2018 15:30 (one year ago) link

celtics shd get curry

sprout god (lag∞n), Friday, 8 June 2018 15:30 (one year ago) link

lebron's entire post-miami career has been/is going to be kind of hokey tbh

k3vin k., Friday, 8 June 2018 15:31 (one year ago) link

it's not his post Miami career if he goes back there makes u think

ciderpress, Friday, 8 June 2018 15:31 (one year ago) link

https://i.imgur.com/B73MCnc.png

sprout god (lag∞n), Friday, 8 June 2018 15:34 (one year ago) link

ok nevermind please delete that

ciderpress, Friday, 8 June 2018 15:57 (one year ago) link

man i think i want the hawks to take trae young with the third pick. I like the idea of building on him, taurean prince, and john collins.

Heez, Saturday, 9 June 2018 02:00 (one year ago) link

trae young's measurables are pretty scary

call all destroyer, Saturday, 9 June 2018 02:19 (one year ago) link

Prediction: the Cavs will shop JR Smith hard this offseason and settle for whatever crumbs another GM offers for him. Extra irony points if it turns into a three-way deal involving the Celtics and some of Danny's hoard of second round picks.

A is for (Aimless), Saturday, 9 June 2018 03:45 (one year ago) link

The only way the Cavs can trade JR is if they bundle him with picks or an actually good player

EZ Snappin, Saturday, 9 June 2018 03:46 (one year ago) link

jr smith has like $17 mil in guaranteed money; i'm normally of the mind that every contract is moveable but i might make an exception here

call all destroyer, Saturday, 9 June 2018 03:48 (one year ago) link

jr for ryan anderson

Allen (etaeoe), Saturday, 9 June 2018 03:52 (one year ago) link

jr for ryan anderson


Sadly, Ryan makes about $5 million more than JR and both teams have no wiggle room. Also, Cavs aren’t that dumb.

EZ Snappin, Saturday, 9 June 2018 04:00 (one year ago) link

Casey hired as Pistons HC. 5 year deal

they call me melo gelo (Spottie), Monday, 11 June 2018 15:41 (one year ago) link

if everything comes together the pistons cld contend for the 8th seed for years to come

sprout god (lag∞n), Monday, 11 June 2018 15:55 (one year ago) link

good for dwane getting those vet coach years!

call all destroyer, Monday, 11 June 2018 16:01 (one year ago) link

still not sure if blake griffin is actually on the pistons, seems like a hoax

ciderpress, Monday, 11 June 2018 16:06 (one year ago) link

As for the NBA coaching front: Toronto has the final open vacancy -- Raptors assistant Nick Nurse and Spurs assistant Ettore Messina are widely regarded in league coaching circles as the two top contenders

— Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) June 11, 2018

if they hire nick nurse a fun things for the players if they are tired and want to be subbed out wld be to just yell NURSE!

sprout god (lag∞n), Monday, 11 June 2018 17:12 (one year ago) link

o shit lol burn

Brett Brown back at the mics.

What are he and Sixers looking for?

“Somebody who can play in June.” pic.twitter.com/i3PYtYrFUh

— Brian Seltzer (@brianseltzer) June 11, 2018

sprout god (lag∞n), Monday, 11 June 2018 18:03 (one year ago) link

question looks familiar
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Dfbkt66U0AAea6h.jpg

they call me melo gelo (Spottie), Monday, 11 June 2018 19:01 (one year ago) link

lol is that gary payton at the bottom and if so why isn't he jumping WHAT DOES IT MEAN

challops trap house (Will M.), Monday, 11 June 2018 20:03 (one year ago) link

barkley's so tiny.

the bhagwanadook (symsymsym), Tuesday, 12 June 2018 04:19 (one year ago) link

in Boris Diaw news: he's joined the French Navy!

apparently he's been training with them for a few summers, as the following video shows

https://youtu.be/LL5nwkz1TDE

now he'll be in the "citizen reserves", meaning he won't be deployed in case of war, but is rather a link between the military & civilians. But still, he got his official sailor's cap already! (still looking for a pic of that)

droit au butt (Euler), Tuesday, 12 June 2018 09:11 (one year ago) link

Nobody seriously considered Becky Hammon. Lame.

Allen (etaeoe), Tuesday, 12 June 2018 13:06 (one year ago) link

Lowe pod with Kerr was awesome

they call me melo gelo (Spottie), Tuesday, 12 June 2018 17:14 (one year ago) link

Do not ever underestimate
.
.
.
.
Nothing else to say

— Jeanie Buss (@JeanieBuss) June 14, 2018

fuuuuuuuuuuuck

21st savagery fox (m bison), Thursday, 14 June 2018 13:35 (one year ago) link

ah yes, the lakers, those lovable scrappy underdogs always getting underestimated.

call all destroyer, Thursday, 14 June 2018 14:10 (one year ago) link

congratulations to the eastern conference

ciderpress, Thursday, 14 June 2018 14:14 (one year ago) link

my hope is that it is a rage tweet bc lebron said nah

21st savagery fox (m bison), Thursday, 14 June 2018 14:49 (one year ago) link

looking at the lakers' cap sitch, they could sign two superstars outright as FAs, but they'd need to trade out deng+ball+ingram to bring in a third.

21st savagery fox (m bison), Thursday, 14 June 2018 14:50 (one year ago) link

sign bron + pg, trade ingram+deng+? for kawhi

sprout god (lag∞n), Thursday, 14 June 2018 17:34 (one year ago) link

have to think something like that is the general shape bron is looking for in LA, unless hes just given up on chasing rings and wants to concentrate on wakeboarding or whatever

sprout god (lag∞n), Thursday, 14 June 2018 17:36 (one year ago) link

otherwise houston prob makes more sense from a basketball success perspective

sprout god (lag∞n), Thursday, 14 June 2018 17:43 (one year ago) link

spurs too

sprout god (lag∞n), Thursday, 14 June 2018 17:43 (one year ago) link

my position still is spurs aint trading kawhi, woj's alarmism aside

21st savagery fox (m bison), Thursday, 14 June 2018 17:45 (one year ago) link

its lol unverified twitter but rumor is pop and duncan and kawhi are all in nyc right now.

21st savagery fox (m bison), Thursday, 14 June 2018 17:45 (one year ago) link

dave n busters times sq

sprout god (lag∞n), Thursday, 14 June 2018 17:48 (one year ago) link

duncan: i brought my cargo shorts with the extra large pockets
kawhi: they use little plastic cards now, you wont need to hold a bunch of tokens and tickets
duncan: the pockets are for all the prizes im gonna win
kawhi: *galaxy brain*

21st savagery fox (m bison), Thursday, 14 June 2018 17:49 (one year ago) link

jeanie buss and bron in NY too

(•̪●) (carne asada), Thursday, 14 June 2018 17:51 (one year ago) link

yeah but she cant talk to bron (theoretically)

21st savagery fox (m bison), Thursday, 14 June 2018 17:53 (one year ago) link

part of the free agent process shd be everyone goes to new york and does shady shit and backstabs each other

sprout god (lag∞n), Thursday, 14 June 2018 17:54 (one year ago) link

im ok w this as long as bron doesnt go to LA (worst case scenario imo)

21st savagery fox (m bison), Thursday, 14 June 2018 17:58 (one year ago) link

i think it wld be funny im a nihilist now who has given up all hope of ever seeing justice

sprout god (lag∞n), Thursday, 14 June 2018 17:59 (one year ago) link

More from Porter camp: "After being shut down to do strengthening/core stabilization work for his first 4 weeks in Chicago, and then being ramped up as hard as he was the last 3 weeks, Michael developed some inflammation that wrapped around his nerve and caused massive spasms."

— Jonathan Givony (@DraftExpress) June 14, 2018

michael porter cld sliide bigtime from being in the #1 pick convo coming out of high school, some team might luck out he cld be a really good nba player

sprout god (lag∞n), Thursday, 14 June 2018 18:02 (one year ago) link

that level of shooting in someone who cld play center in todays nba is prob unprecedented

sprout god (lag∞n), Thursday, 14 June 2018 18:05 (one year ago) link

back problems tho

21st savagery fox (m bison), Thursday, 14 June 2018 18:15 (one year ago) link

yeah i mean thats the reason hes dropping, be interesting to see where it makes sense for teams to stop caring abt that downside risk

sprout god (lag∞n), Thursday, 14 June 2018 18:19 (one year ago) link

...dubs got Looney with 30th pick in 2015 because of injury history. Had a 2nd surgery after being drafted. He didn't do much for 2 years & then became pretty helpful piece esp in the Pelicans & Rox series.

that's not my post, Thursday, 14 June 2018 21:21 (one year ago) link

not that porter will fall that far.

that's not my post, Thursday, 14 June 2018 21:22 (one year ago) link

looney is pretty bad tho

sprout god (lag∞n), Thursday, 14 June 2018 21:31 (one year ago) link

he's basically the harden stopper bro

Spottie, Thursday, 14 June 2018 21:37 (one year ago) link

gotta stop harden

ciderpress, Thursday, 14 June 2018 21:38 (one year ago) link

He’s the harden softener

EZ Snappin, Thursday, 14 June 2018 21:38 (one year ago) link

i dont support stopping harden, let harden flourish

sprout god (lag∞n), Thursday, 14 June 2018 21:39 (one year ago) link

they tried to let him hoist he just decided to be historically bad at hoisting at the wrong time

Spottie, Thursday, 14 June 2018 21:40 (one year ago) link

he missed 500 3s in a row iirc

sprout god (lag∞n), Thursday, 14 June 2018 21:42 (one year ago) link

looney is useful, 3rd center in the right matchup useful anyway. finding a useful player that late in the draft that can even start in the hardest series theyve had to play isnt too bad.

Spottie, Thursday, 14 June 2018 21:43 (one year ago) link

im sorry but i just cant support players who cant catch a basketball, i have standards

sprout god (lag∞n), Thursday, 14 June 2018 21:48 (one year ago) link

i understand

Spottie, Thursday, 14 June 2018 21:50 (one year ago) link

role player hollafame - nominations

ILH bat signal to this thread^^

21st savagery fox (m bison), Thursday, 14 June 2018 22:59 (one year ago) link

watching bulls/jazz '98 game 6 on espn2. really was epic huh.

call all destroyer, Friday, 15 June 2018 00:21 (one year ago) link

Kawhi Leonard wants out from the San Antonio Spurs, league sources tell Yahoo.

— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) June 15, 2018

uh oh

sprout god (lag∞n), Friday, 15 June 2018 17:21 (one year ago) link

Shhhh - don't tell m bison

EZ Snappin, Friday, 15 June 2018 17:21 (one year ago) link

SHAMS!

Hall of Fam (Spottie), Friday, 15 June 2018 17:22 (one year ago) link

kawhi needs a new set of friends more than he needs a new team

A is for (Aimless), Friday, 15 June 2018 17:23 (one year ago) link

this is crazy. not supposed to happen to the spurs

Hall of Fam (Spottie), Friday, 15 June 2018 17:23 (one year ago) link

oh damn

k3vin k., Friday, 15 June 2018 17:24 (one year ago) link

haynes beat him by a minute

Kawhi Leonard wants out of San Antonio, league sources tell ESPN.

— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) June 15, 2018

Hall of Fam (Spottie), Friday, 15 June 2018 17:24 (one year ago) link

Kawhine Leonard

EZ Snappin, Friday, 15 June 2018 17:24 (one year ago) link

this is crazy. not supposed to happen to the spurs

― Hall of Fam (Spottie), Friday, June 15, 2018 1:23 PM (twenty seconds ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

yeah 1st lamarcus now kawhi whats goin on over there

sprout god (lag∞n), Friday, 15 June 2018 17:24 (one year ago) link

Millenials

EZ Snappin, Friday, 15 June 2018 17:26 (one year ago) link

https://i.imgur.com/taLfQ4D.png

sprout god (lag∞n), Friday, 15 June 2018 17:28 (one year ago) link

this is crazy. not supposed to happen to the spurs

― Hall of Fam (Spottie), Friday, June 15, 2018 1:23 PM (twenty seconds ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

yeah 1st lamarcus now kawhi whats goin on over there

― sprout god (lag∞n), Friday, June 15, 2018 10:24 AM (two minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

there really is only one singular tim duncan out there (curry doing his best impersonation tho)

Hall of Fam (Spottie), Friday, 15 June 2018 17:28 (one year ago) link

kawhi pg lbj really gonna happen isnt it.

Hall of Fam (Spottie), Friday, 15 June 2018 17:29 (one year ago) link

https://i.imgur.com/gGYvR8t.png

sprout god (lag∞n), Friday, 15 June 2018 17:30 (one year ago) link

wow crazy that both kawhi and lebron are signing with the nuggets, who will win the nba playoffs

k3vin k., Friday, 15 June 2018 17:31 (one year ago) link

kawhi height 6' 8"
jaylen height 6' 8"
jayson height 6' 8"
gordon height 6' 8"
alfred height 6' 8"

sprout god (lag∞n), Friday, 15 June 2018 17:32 (one year ago) link

switchability to the max

Hall of Fam (Spottie), Friday, 15 June 2018 17:33 (one year ago) link

almost a really nice lineup

k3vin k., Friday, 15 June 2018 17:33 (one year ago) link

i want it to happen, everyone shd be the same height this is important

sprout god (lag∞n), Friday, 15 June 2018 17:34 (one year ago) link

when you think about it its not really fair that some people get to be taller

k3vin k., Friday, 15 June 2018 17:35 (one year ago) link

FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCK that shit

21st savagery fox (m bison), Friday, 15 June 2018 17:36 (one year ago) link

lol

sprout god (lag∞n), Friday, 15 June 2018 17:36 (one year ago) link

rip m bison's day

Hall of Fam (Spottie), Friday, 15 June 2018 17:37 (one year ago) link

when you think about it its not really fair that some people get to be taller

― k3vin k., Friday, June 15, 2018 1:35 PM (two minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

exactly

sprout god (lag∞n), Friday, 15 June 2018 17:39 (one year ago) link

kawhi was a legit contender for mvp the season before last, against very stiff competition in westbrook, harden, and LeBron. what does he want in a team that SA can't offer?

A is for (Aimless), Friday, 15 June 2018 17:41 (one year ago) link

this is crazy. not supposed to happen to the spurs

― Hall of Fam (Spottie), Friday, June 15, 2018 1:23 PM (twenty seconds ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

yeah 1st lamarcus now kawhi whats goin on over there

― sprout god (lag∞n), Friday, June 15, 2018 1:24 PM (fifteen minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

culture is a fake concept

call all destroyer, Friday, 15 June 2018 17:41 (one year ago) link

spurs should just ask for 2 of lonzo, ingram and kuzma and get it over w/ now

J0rdan S., Friday, 15 June 2018 17:48 (one year ago) link

wld require going full rebuild prop have to move lamarcus too, pop is old

sprout god (lag∞n), Friday, 15 June 2018 17:49 (one year ago) link

and of course the celtics can beat any offer if they feel like it

sprout god (lag∞n), Friday, 15 June 2018 17:50 (one year ago) link

the only hitch w a celtics deal is they have to include an actually good player to match salaries so are unlikely to also put one of their youngus in the deal, cld see kyrie + one of their good draft picks tho

sprout god (lag∞n), Friday, 15 June 2018 17:52 (one year ago) link

could see pop hanging it up after this tbf

Hall of Fam (Spottie), Friday, 15 June 2018 17:53 (one year ago) link

do we still not have any idea what kawhi is made abt btw

sprout god (lag∞n), Friday, 15 June 2018 17:53 (one year ago) link

*mad abt

sprout god (lag∞n), Friday, 15 June 2018 17:54 (one year ago) link

the way the team forced him to work with the inhouse training/medical staff instead of letting him seek outside opinions

Hall of Fam (Spottie), Friday, 15 June 2018 17:55 (one year ago) link

i wonder if the spurs would consider like tobias harris and the 12 and 13 over deng and young lakers

call all destroyer, Friday, 15 June 2018 17:55 (one year ago) link

and of course the celtics can beat any offer if they feel like it

― sprout god (lag∞n), Friday, June 15, 2018 1:50 PM (five minutes ago) Bookmark

and would be contingent on kawhi agreeing to re-sign

J0rdan S., Friday, 15 June 2018 17:56 (one year ago) link

[nodding my head while chopping huge lines of cocaine the length of a coffee table] oh yeah man pic.twitter.com/3bn23vfpyZ

— ☕netw3rk (@netw3rk) June 15, 2018

call all destroyer, Friday, 15 June 2018 17:56 (one year ago) link

ingram has star potential imo, him + kuzma is a dece deal

sprout god (lag∞n), Friday, 15 June 2018 17:57 (one year ago) link

man i would love if the kings got kawhi and he made them kinda relevant

Hall of Fam (Spottie), Friday, 15 June 2018 17:58 (one year ago) link

the way the team forced him to work with the inhouse training/medical staff instead of letting him seek outside opinions

― Hall of Fam (Spottie), Friday, June 15, 2018 1:55 PM (three minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

feel like there must me more there, tho cld just be generalized resentment for whatever

sprout god (lag∞n), Friday, 15 June 2018 17:59 (one year ago) link

im p stunned tbh, is this what other fans feel like all the time?

21st savagery fox (m bison), Friday, 15 June 2018 18:00 (one year ago) link

ingram has star potential imo, him + kuzma is a dece deal

― sprout god (lag∞n), Friday, June 15, 2018 1:57 PM (one minute ago) Bookmark

i wonder if the lakers would want to keep one of the two wings... also lonzo feels like a spurs player to me, unselfish on the court and kinda fills the box score

J0rdan S., Friday, 15 June 2018 18:00 (one year ago) link

lonzo sucks tho

sprout god (lag∞n), Friday, 15 June 2018 18:01 (one year ago) link

he shoots from the wrong side of his head

sprout god (lag∞n), Friday, 15 June 2018 18:01 (one year ago) link

wld require going full rebuild prop have to move lamarcus too, pop is old

― sprout god (lag∞n), Friday, June 15, 2018 12:49 PM (ten minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

not necessarily! a virtually kawhiless team with LMA and some others made the playoffs last year. if the deal is to LAL for ingram, kuzma, and lakers find some 1st rounder(s) thats a better team than what we had last year. rebuild on the fly basically.

21st savagery fox (m bison), Friday, 15 June 2018 18:02 (one year ago) link

but i kinda like sending him someplace else and denying the lakers a chance to make a superteam bc fuck that shit, watching the nba would be fucking torture

21st savagery fox (m bison), Friday, 15 June 2018 18:03 (one year ago) link

feel like there must me more there, tho cld just be generalized resentment for whatever

― sprout god (lag∞n), Friday, June 15, 2018 10:59 AM (three minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

def more there but the underlying theme of having everything very tight and controlled in-house maybe made him feel suffocated. dont think he ever liked playing with LMA either tbf.

Hall of Fam (Spottie), Friday, 15 June 2018 18:04 (one year ago) link

not necessarily! a virtually kawhiless team with LMA and some others made the playoffs last year. if the deal is to LAL for ingram, kuzma, and lakers find some 1st rounder(s) thats a better team than what we had last year. rebuild on the fly basically.

― 21st savagery fox (m bison), Friday, June 15, 2018 2:02 PM (nine seconds ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

yeah wonder how lamarcus wld feel abt that team + id prob be looking to move his contract anyway

sprout god (lag∞n), Friday, 15 June 2018 18:04 (one year ago) link

cld def def def see the spurs not wanting to make a deal with the lakers, but if its the best offer available whatre u gonna do u know

sprout god (lag∞n), Friday, 15 June 2018 18:05 (one year ago) link

yeah if kawhi is like "i will re-sign with only the clippers or lakers" then.........

J0rdan S., Friday, 15 June 2018 18:06 (one year ago) link

When the Spurs trade Kawhi for the #2 pick, the Kings lose Kawhi a year later, and Spurs draft Doncic as franchise cornerstone for the next 15 years <<<

— Anthony Nash (@_anthonynash) June 15, 2018

this is honestly my hope

21st savagery fox (m bison), Friday, 15 June 2018 18:07 (one year ago) link

im cool w doncic to spurs, everyone thinks phx is gonna take him tho

sprout god (lag∞n), Friday, 15 June 2018 18:09 (one year ago) link

but i kinda like sending him someplace else and denying the lakers a chance to make a superteam bc fuck that shit, watching the nba would be fucking torture

― 21st savagery fox (m bison)

and it's not already ?

(•̪●) (carne asada), Friday, 15 June 2018 18:09 (one year ago) link

why do people think doncic will be available at 2

ciderpress, Friday, 15 June 2018 18:10 (one year ago) link

uh good point, but seeing kawhi and bron win titles in LAL would rip my damn sports heart out

21st savagery fox (m bison), Friday, 15 June 2018 18:10 (one year ago) link

suns seem all in on ayton

21st savagery fox (m bison), Friday, 15 June 2018 18:11 (one year ago) link

ayton seems all in on the suns more like it

Hall of Fam (Spottie), Friday, 15 June 2018 18:11 (one year ago) link

there are a ton of players in play for #1 tbf

sprout god (lag∞n), Friday, 15 June 2018 18:12 (one year ago) link

laker hate is evergreen in all our nba-loving hearts (except for among lakers fans, for whom I have no good word)

A is for (Aimless), Friday, 15 June 2018 18:12 (one year ago) link

it wld be kinda funny if the lakers put together a superteam but still got smoked by the celtics who have more than 3 good players

sprout god (lag∞n), Friday, 15 June 2018 18:14 (one year ago) link

warriors hate is the new lakers hate

Hall of Fam (Spottie), Friday, 15 June 2018 18:14 (one year ago) link

feel like warriors hate is ephemeral but lakers hate runs deep

sprout god (lag∞n), Friday, 15 June 2018 18:16 (one year ago) link

its not the same at all, my lakers hate is abiding, this warriors hate is temporary

xp lmao

21st savagery fox (m bison), Friday, 15 June 2018 18:16 (one year ago) link

ha

sprout god (lag∞n), Friday, 15 June 2018 18:16 (one year ago) link

Kawhi Leonard isn't concerned about missing out on the supermax, sources tell ESPN. There's a feeling of betrayal that at this juncture, appears irreparable.

— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) June 15, 2018

Hall of Fam (Spottie), Friday, 15 June 2018 18:17 (one year ago) link

my lord

sprout god (lag∞n), Friday, 15 June 2018 18:17 (one year ago) link

If Kawhi Leonard does become available in trade talks, the Boston Celtics will be interested in probing the Spurs about a deal, league sources tell ESPN. Boston inquired about a trade prior to the February deadline, sources said.

— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) June 15, 2018

sprout god (lag∞n), Friday, 15 June 2018 18:18 (one year ago) link

honestly...if the spurs weren't going to get lebron (narrator: they werent), their title hopes were pretty dim anyway...not paying someone a supermax and possibly getting some young stars in return could be a good setup but idk man

21st savagery fox (m bison), Friday, 15 June 2018 18:19 (one year ago) link

i feel like u want to keep yr superstar players at all costs but also im not seeing a title path there for them either

sprout god (lag∞n), Friday, 15 June 2018 18:21 (one year ago) link

also the kawhi injury situation is..........weird

sprout god (lag∞n), Friday, 15 June 2018 18:21 (one year ago) link

like everyones gonna be lining up to trade for him but the weird injury sitch has got to at least give pause

sprout god (lag∞n), Friday, 15 June 2018 18:22 (one year ago) link

Talked to a high-ranking Spurs official, who said the organization hasn’t been told that (yet, apparently). But that could be coming. https://t.co/cIAa3Q6AWv

— Michael C. Wright (@mikecwright) June 15, 2018

jesus

21st savagery fox (m bison), Friday, 15 June 2018 18:23 (one year ago) link

guys, kawhi is not hurt. he wanted out plain n simple.

Hall of Fam (Spottie), Friday, 15 June 2018 18:23 (one year ago) link

............messy

sprout god (lag∞n), Friday, 15 June 2018 18:23 (one year ago) link

if he wasnt injured and just wanted out he maybe shdve told the spurs that idk (maybe he did)

sprout god (lag∞n), Friday, 15 June 2018 18:26 (one year ago) link

No, it's not a typo: The Los Angeles Lakers are now 6-1 to win the 2018-19 NBA title at Westgate. They opened 20-1. https://t.co/0dhRXRrgp5

— Ben Fawkes (@BFawkesESPN) June 15, 2018

Hall of Fam (Spottie), Friday, 15 June 2018 18:31 (one year ago) link

like everyones gonna be lining up to trade for him but the weird injury sitch has got to at least give pause

― sprout god (lag∞n), Friday, 15 June 2018 18:22 (five minutes ago) Permalink

Everything about the situation is weird. It should give the Celtics pause, but LA or Sacramento should obviously do it.

I feel like we’re simultaneously underrating him as a player and the weirdness of last season.

Allen (etaeoe), Friday, 15 June 2018 18:32 (one year ago) link

We’re also underestimating the strength of that LMA and Kawhi team.

Allen (etaeoe), Friday, 15 June 2018 18:33 (one year ago) link

they were good but not good enough

sprout god (lag∞n), Friday, 15 June 2018 18:34 (one year ago) link

Feel like the Spurs are a sharp enough organization and the players are onboard enough with everything that there must be a lot more we don’t know. So many shots were being taken at him. That doesn’t seem like the usual “Spurs way.”

omar little, Friday, 15 June 2018 18:35 (one year ago) link

wonder if the whole culture thing just kinda crumbled w/o duncan

sprout god (lag∞n), Friday, 15 June 2018 18:36 (one year ago) link

Kawhi is great but the injury is 10 on a 1-10 scale weird, and considering how many players Pop has handled over the past couple decades without drama* it’s a red flag. Not enough to not want him maybe but still...

*there was Rodman drama I guess

omar little, Friday, 15 June 2018 18:38 (one year ago) link

Also hearing the Spurs have not received this memo from Kawhi. A sign of the divide that his camp chose to take it to the social media streets first via the media... https://t.co/B9yYN6uAan

— Sam Amick (@sam_amick) June 15, 2018

i'm losing the thread regarding who is leaking to who and why

J0rdan S., Friday, 15 June 2018 18:40 (one year ago) link

wonder if the whole culture thing just kinda crumbled w/o duncan

― sprout god (lag∞n), Friday, June 15, 2018 2:36 PM (three minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

otm culture doesn't outlast the guys who retire.

call all destroyer, Friday, 15 June 2018 18:41 (one year ago) link

Report: Kawhi Leonard leaked desire to leave Spurs to media before informing team https://t.co/I9LbEt9Pjf

— Kurt Helin (@basketballtalk) June 15, 2018

Hall of Fam (Spottie), Friday, 15 June 2018 19:00 (one year ago) link

Not sure it’s a culture thing as much as it is a Kawhi thing. Though I agree on the overall point.

omar little, Friday, 15 June 2018 19:10 (one year ago) link

the only hitch w a celtics deal is they have to include an actually good player to match salaries so are unlikely to also put one of their youngus in the deal, cld see kyrie + one of their good draft picks tho

― sprout god (lag∞n), Friday, June 15, 2018 1:52 PM (six hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

someone on twitter pointed out to me that they cld just sign n trade smart, obvs youd have to do it for way over his market value but if the contract was short and made the deal work i cld see it

sprout god (lag∞n), Saturday, 16 June 2018 00:07 (one year ago) link

i didnt think sign and trades still existed in the new cba

21st savagery fox (m bison), Saturday, 16 June 2018 00:10 (one year ago) link

plus marcus smart might hasten pop's death so no

21st savagery fox (m bison), Saturday, 16 June 2018 00:10 (one year ago) link

i think u cn still sign n trade but yeah i am recalling something about it being weird now or something

sprout god (lag∞n), Saturday, 16 June 2018 00:12 (one year ago) link

pop n marcus wld be a funny combo true, but i bet in the end they wld become best friends

sprout god (lag∞n), Saturday, 16 June 2018 00:13 (one year ago) link

If it was both Smart and Morris then Pop would retire

EZ Snappin, Saturday, 16 June 2018 00:32 (one year ago) link

only s tier coaches can handle multiple marcuses

ciderpress, Saturday, 16 June 2018 00:51 (one year ago) link

no one has cap space now so sign and trades will be back.

call all destroyer, Saturday, 16 June 2018 04:05 (one year ago) link

This is a bummer:

http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/23813051/brother-zach-randolph-killed-indiana-bar

EZ Snappin, Saturday, 16 June 2018 21:01 (one year ago) link

awful news

21st savagery fox (m bison), Saturday, 16 June 2018 21:32 (one year ago) link

does anyone have a channel or site they like for draft scouting vids beyond draftexpress? i feel like watching some prospect video but preferably from a decently legit source.

call all destroyer, Monday, 18 June 2018 14:45 (one year ago) link

i watched a coach nick one on marvin bagley the other day but draft xpress def the big one, ballislife is good for high school footage if u want to become a real professional online scout

sprout god (lag∞n), Monday, 18 June 2018 15:30 (one year ago) link

what did coach nick have to say about bagley?

Heez, Monday, 18 June 2018 15:55 (one year ago) link

he said he was great in the pnr tho duke didnt use him that way much, is a natural bucket getter but will struggle attacking facing/posting up in the pros if he doesnt improve his footwork, was kinda suspicious of his 3pt shooting even tho he shot 40% in college cause all his hits were on very wide open shots just toeing the 3pt line, said he had some defensive potential but is pob not a rim protector, is obvs a sick finisher on the break

sprout god (lag∞n), Monday, 18 June 2018 16:55 (one year ago) link

sounded like more of a 4-7 type prospect to me than someone who shd be in the mix for #1

sprout god (lag∞n), Monday, 18 June 2018 17:10 (one year ago) link

yeah it doesn't seem like he brings much to the table other than sick athleticism and some ok iso moves.

call all destroyer, Monday, 18 June 2018 17:15 (one year ago) link

Yes. Players with sick athleticism never improve their skills after age 19.

A is for (Aimless), Monday, 18 June 2018 17:48 (one year ago) link

i think hes got good basketball sense, and hes very attacky which is good, but yeah like with the draft in general its all about forecasting whether the guy will put in the work

sprout god (lag∞n), Monday, 18 June 2018 17:52 (one year ago) link

#2018SummerBodyWatch

5 weeks down, still gotta lot of work to do! #Summer18 pic.twitter.com/CWFM5gPue0

— Myl3s Turn3r (@Original_Turner) June 18, 2018

Hall of Fam (Spottie), Monday, 18 June 2018 18:40 (one year ago) link

https://media.giphy.com/media/LmxxotgMjTj32/giphy.gif

omar little, Monday, 18 June 2018 19:24 (one year ago) link

#SummerGainz

Kyle Kuzma thanked @TheRock for helping him pack on muscle this summer, and the results are impressive: https://t.co/RDYO64hZcP pic.twitter.com/NA0PTodN9W

— Silver Screen & Roll (@LakersSBN) June 18, 2018

Hall of Fam (Spottie), Monday, 18 June 2018 19:47 (one year ago) link

pack on muscle this summer

summer started very early for kuzma. in early april, as I recall.

A is for (Aimless), Monday, 18 June 2018 19:59 (one year ago) link

always down for a lakers zing

Hall of Fam (Spottie), Monday, 18 June 2018 20:12 (one year ago) link

damn

sprout god (lag∞n), Tuesday, 19 June 2018 01:38 (one year ago) link

That's fucked up. He was payed over 25 million to play in the NBA.

EZ Snappin, Tuesday, 19 June 2018 01:46 (one year ago) link

found some info on sign n trades

The Celtics could use restricted free agent Marcus Smart in a trade if the guard agreed to a three-year contract for around $36 million; the contract would have to be a minimum of three years based on the rules for a sign-and-trade deal. Combined with Smart's salary (which would count just $6 million for trade matching purposes because of the base-year compensation rule), Brown, Morris and Yabusele, the finances would work for Leonard. In fact, that trade works (by $11,426) even if Leonard does not waive his 15 percent trade kicker that would add $3 million to his $20 million salary for next year.

http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/23826138/kawhi-leonard-trades-boston-celtics-offer

sprout god (lag∞n), Tuesday, 19 June 2018 12:34 (one year ago) link

wow they hired woj and his goons and then neutered them

Source: ESPN reporters won’t tip NBA Draft picks on social media this year https://t.co/DJDSi8cb0P pic.twitter.com/Z0SiE2SSSS

— Awful Announcing (@awfulannouncing) June 19, 2018


shams is about to pwn espn

Hall of Fam (Spottie), Tuesday, 19 June 2018 23:17 (one year ago) link

i'm sure woj's checks are a decent salve for him no longer being allowed to break picks

call all destroyer, Tuesday, 19 June 2018 23:52 (one year ago) link

lol yeah otm, pick-scooping is a pretty menial beat

k3vin k., Wednesday, 20 June 2018 00:07 (one year ago) link

Otm... but it’s what he built his legacy off of

Hall of Fam (Spottie), Wednesday, 20 June 2018 00:24 (one year ago) link

Been lots of talk (understandably) about ESPN not breaking draft pick information ahead of time during this year’s NBA Draft, but it isn't going to be the only league broadcast partner to be withholding from breaking picks. Yahoo, Turner, etc. have agreed to do the same.

— Tim Bontemps (@TimBontemps) June 20, 2018

call all destroyer, Wednesday, 20 June 2018 01:13 (one year ago) link

pressure from above no doubt

micah, Wednesday, 20 June 2018 01:21 (one year ago) link

Luka Doncic has moved to forefront of Atlanta's internal conversation on the third overall pick in Thursday's NBA Draft, league sources tell ESPN. Michigan State's Jaren Jackson and Duke's Marvin Bagley (if Kings pass on Bagley at No. 2) remain in contention for No. 3.

— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) June 20, 2018

Heez, Wednesday, 20 June 2018 02:14 (one year ago) link

If the hawks get Luka bc of Ayton and the Kings I'm gonna be so happy

Heez, Wednesday, 20 June 2018 02:15 (one year ago) link

just watched some shai gilgeous-alexander video and was pleasantly surprised, he's an interesting prospect. def looks like he'll be a playable point guard earlier than sexton because he can actually pass.

call all destroyer, Wednesday, 20 June 2018 02:41 (one year ago) link

Spurs' Kawhi Leonard and Gregg Popovich met on Tuesday in San Diego, league sources tell Yahoo.

— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) June 20, 2018

OH MY GOD

21st savagery fox (m bison), Wednesday, 20 June 2018 03:27 (one year ago) link

we're either getting kawhi trade news or a supermax extension in the next 48 hours

21st savagery fox (m bison), Wednesday, 20 June 2018 03:27 (one year ago) link

he gone

ESPN Sources: Kawhi Leonard was not alone in his meeting with Gregg Popovich today in San Diego.

— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) June 20, 2018

Hall of Fam (Spottie), Wednesday, 20 June 2018 03:56 (one year ago) link

yep

21st savagery fox (m bison), Wednesday, 20 June 2018 04:03 (one year ago) link

the third party was lagoon

ciderpress, Wednesday, 20 June 2018 04:03 (one year ago) link

the shelburne/woj article was basically like "yeah no for real he only wants to go to LA" and im like ://////////// we're really gonna get tobias harris and some late lottery picks arent we fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuck

21st savagery fox (m bison), Wednesday, 20 June 2018 04:04 (one year ago) link

how has tobias harris been traded so many times already, he's not even bad

ciderpress, Wednesday, 20 June 2018 04:06 (one year ago) link

i guess he's in that narrow hot potato zone where he's good enough to get paid but not good enough to pay

ciderpress, Wednesday, 20 June 2018 04:07 (one year ago) link

so im gonna guess that by playing hardball and saying "LA only", spurs recognize they have LESS incentive to trade him right away bc lakers and clippers current assets arent good enough for the spurs to jump right away. then the spurs think they have time to do some mending of fences because at this point a 10% chance of kashi getting over it is better than what lakers and clippers have to offer.

21st savagery fox (m bison), Wednesday, 20 June 2018 04:12 (one year ago) link

Charlotte is finalizing a deal to send Dwight Howard to the Brooklyn Nets for Timofey Mozgov, league sources tell ESPN. Nets will save 7M on deal in 2019-20 season, allowing them to create two max salary slots.

— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) June 20, 2018

dwight on the move again.

21st savagery fox (m bison), Wednesday, 20 June 2018 13:32 (one year ago) link

Unless I'm missing something, Charlotte took on an extra year of Moz salary (19-20) and two seconds to maybe make sure they duck the tax in 18-19? (Nets have a bunch of extra 2nds). Absolutely brutal. Great deal for the Nets. https://t.co/anvtsRGR8F

— Zach Lowe (@ZachLowe_NBA) June 20, 2018

call all destroyer, Wednesday, 20 June 2018 13:35 (one year ago) link

sean marks is wicked smaht

21st savagery fox (m bison), Wednesday, 20 June 2018 13:35 (one year ago) link

the nets are too bad to care about the Dwight curse, reasonable

ciderpress, Wednesday, 20 June 2018 13:54 (one year ago) link

his deal expires after this year, too, so he's free to sign a terrible deal with some other hapless team

21st savagery fox (m bison), Wednesday, 20 June 2018 14:13 (one year ago) link

the shelburne/woj article was basically like "yeah no for real he only wants to go to LA" and im like ://////////// we're really gonna get tobias harris and some late lottery picks arent we fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuck

― 21st savagery fox (m bison), Wednesday, 20 June 2018 04:04 (ten hours ago) Permalink

I would kill a man for us to get Tobias Harris back.

Allen (etaeoe), Wednesday, 20 June 2018 14:38 (one year ago) link

what's his defense like

21st savagery fox (m bison), Wednesday, 20 June 2018 14:41 (one year ago) link

It’s been team dependent. He was fine on the Pistons and better on the Clippers. He’d be good on the Spurs. Dude is VERY Spursy. But obviously not Kawhi. :/

Allen (etaeoe), Wednesday, 20 June 2018 14:46 (one year ago) link

It’s funny how perfect Kawhi is for the current (or even past) Spurs systems. He’s so dumb.

Allen (etaeoe), Wednesday, 20 June 2018 14:47 (one year ago) link

*sigh* yeah...

at this point, if the spurs can be competitive while they develop young talent, im cool. kawhi is special tho. not often you find a guy like that at #15.

harris would immediately become the spurs 2nd best player if he got traded here tho.

21st savagery fox (m bison), Wednesday, 20 June 2018 14:49 (one year ago) link

haha dwight. what a career

Hall of Fam (Spottie), Wednesday, 20 June 2018 15:07 (one year ago) link

Did he ever do it?

Jeff, Wednesday, 20 June 2018 15:28 (one year ago) link

his statistical consistency is extremely impressive but he truly must be the one weird friend everyone has who doesn't mix well with others.

omar little, Wednesday, 20 June 2018 16:07 (one year ago) link

i mean in each time he's been traded he's been or become the best player in the deal. i think because he's not a guy you build a team around but is v productive he's a popular trade piece.

21st savagery fox (m bison), Wednesday, 20 June 2018 16:20 (one year ago) link

He has all nearly all the skills and nearly none of the brain of an elite NBA player.

EZ Snappin, Wednesday, 20 June 2018 16:23 (one year ago) link

oof

21st savagery fox (m bison), Wednesday, 20 June 2018 16:24 (one year ago) link

"The (Hornets) locker room did not like Dwight Howard," @bwood_33 says on @SiriusXMNBA "Guys were just sick and tired of his act."

— Howard Beck (@HowardBeck) June 20, 2018

Hall of Fam (Spottie), Wednesday, 20 June 2018 17:46 (one year ago) link

dwight playing in china by 2020

21st savagery fox (m bison), Wednesday, 20 June 2018 17:49 (one year ago) link

the chinese deserve better than that

k3vin k., Wednesday, 20 June 2018 17:59 (one year ago) link

https://media.giphy.com/media/3ohhwlQWUy2mFgaanS/giphy.gif

omar little, Wednesday, 20 June 2018 18:01 (one year ago) link

He can star in the Big3.

EZ Snappin, Wednesday, 20 June 2018 18:04 (one year ago) link

It's actually impressive that everything he does is a parody of himself.

tsrobodo, Wednesday, 20 June 2018 18:07 (one year ago) link

I thought Lowe’s piece on Jaylen and Kawhi was good

EZ Snappin, Wednesday, 20 June 2018 19:24 (one year ago) link

Lol the hawks’ locker room apparently broke out in cheers when they heard Dwight was traded

Heez, Wednesday, 20 June 2018 20:43 (one year ago) link

lmbo. have any of those teams when the magic were good ever spoke to those days with him?

Hall of Fam (Spottie), Wednesday, 20 June 2018 20:45 (one year ago) link

btw thank you to whoever changed the board descrip

ciderpress, Wednesday, 20 June 2018 22:36 (one year ago) link

man, giving up the #4 to shed parsons is rouuggggggh

Ian's report is accurate. The Knicks are reportedly exploring the option of trading up to the #4 spot in the draft, currently owned by Memphis. The Grizzlies have been adamant about shedding Chandler Parsons' contract in any deal. https://t.co/z4Yp0w6hfq

— Jonathan Givony (@DraftExpress) June 20, 2018

Hall of Fam (Spottie), Wednesday, 20 June 2018 22:59 (one year ago) link

they want to trade up for.....bamba??

call all destroyer, Thursday, 21 June 2018 01:06 (one year ago) link

para bailar la bamba

gracias

21st savagery fox (m bison), Thursday, 21 June 2018 01:27 (one year ago) link

dwight was the clear second best player in the nba for a few years, weird career, just a very annoying guy

sprout god (lag∞n), Thursday, 21 June 2018 01:48 (one year ago) link

he still averaged 16.5-12.5 w/ a block and a half a game last year. it's just that everybody has a bone-deep hatred for him.

Clay, Thursday, 21 June 2018 01:56 (one year ago) link

lol wonder if he'll ask stan van to do his HoF intro speech

Clay, Thursday, 21 June 2018 02:00 (one year ago) link

after three days of intermittent film study, podcast listening, and reading, here's a comprehensive list of prospects i like, dislike, and am totally confused by:

LIKE:
doncic
jackson jr.
carter jr.
mikal bridges
gilgeous-alexander

DISLIKE:
bagley
porter jr
young
sexton

CONFUSING:
ayton
bamba
knox
walker

call all destroyer, Thursday, 21 June 2018 02:35 (one year ago) link

otm with porter imo, he looks like a stiff

micah, Thursday, 21 June 2018 04:40 (one year ago) link

do you have an opinion of okobo?

micah, Thursday, 21 June 2018 04:41 (one year ago) link

after 15 exhaustive minutes of film study, sure! looks interesting as a classic p n' r guy, maybe a ramon sessions type. good size. seems to be able to both shoot and pass. kevin o'connor likes him (#19 on his board). i like the toothpaste-colored unis of his french team.

call all destroyer, Thursday, 21 June 2018 12:53 (one year ago) link

btw thank you to whoever changed the board descrip

― ciderpress, Wednesday, June 20, 2018 6:36 PM (yesterday) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Yessssssss

gritty tigger reboot (agent hibachi), Thursday, 21 June 2018 14:27 (one year ago) link

Trading for Dwight was p smart helps hold them down for half the year when they finally get a pick and maybe could be flipped again in a three teamer at the deadline sincerely he’s an expiring

gritty tigger reboot (agent hibachi), Thursday, 21 June 2018 14:28 (one year ago) link

Also looking forward to the bk crowd booing him

gritty tigger reboot (agent hibachi), Thursday, 21 June 2018 14:29 (one year ago) link

I’m pretty out of the loop on the draft but I’m all in on doncic and possibly Bamba

gritty tigger reboot (agent hibachi), Thursday, 21 June 2018 14:30 (one year ago) link

doncic and JJJ for me

21st savagery fox (m bison), Thursday, 21 June 2018 14:32 (one year ago) link

I like that doncic plays kinda slow but also seems to have excellent court vision, btwn that and shooting he may not get crushed by his minor lack of athleticism

gritty tigger reboot (agent hibachi), Thursday, 21 June 2018 14:35 (one year ago) link

jjj should be an awesome defensive player. he can really move on the perimeter.

call all destroyer, Thursday, 21 June 2018 14:39 (one year ago) link

lot of guys with high upside potential that cld also kinda suck this year

sprout god (lag∞n), Thursday, 21 June 2018 15:12 (one year ago) link

yeah a lot of these dudes are not going to help right away. like all the guards except luca are gonna suck at first.

call all destroyer, Thursday, 21 June 2018 15:18 (one year ago) link

probably not gonna be able to watch this, who's the best twitter person to follow these days for live takes

ciderpress, Thursday, 21 June 2018 16:07 (one year ago) link

his wife is a huge MAGA twitter troll so it's no surprise

(•̪●) (carne asada), Thursday, 21 June 2018 16:24 (one year ago) link

freeze him out of any league-affiliated jobs imo

21st savagery fox (m bison), Thursday, 21 June 2018 16:37 (one year ago) link

oh no mchale

u bum

gritty tigger reboot (agent hibachi), Thursday, 21 June 2018 17:18 (one year ago) link

Basic Celtic imo

(•̪●) (carne asada), Thursday, 21 June 2018 17:21 (one year ago) link

ugh, dead to me

call all destroyer, Thursday, 21 June 2018 17:24 (one year ago) link

Mitch Kupchak is the ultimate Mozgov lover. pic.twitter.com/8pzAgIiyrc

— ClutchPoints (@ClutchPointsApp) June 21, 2018

idk lol

call all destroyer, Thursday, 21 June 2018 17:25 (one year ago) link

more like dwight hater amiriite
http://i.imgur.com/h3LRMD8.gif

Hall of Fam (Spottie), Thursday, 21 June 2018 17:37 (one year ago) link

haha otm

call all destroyer, Thursday, 21 June 2018 17:40 (one year ago) link

Dwight Howard and Brooklyn will negotiate a buyout to enter free-agency, league sources tell ESPN.

— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) June 21, 2018

Allen (etaeoe), Thursday, 21 June 2018 18:14 (one year ago) link

What team talks themselves into Howard?

Allen (etaeoe), Thursday, 21 June 2018 18:14 (one year ago) link

the warriors

call all destroyer, Thursday, 21 June 2018 18:15 (one year ago) link

The ultimate culture heat check

Hall of Fam (Spottie), Thursday, 21 June 2018 18:35 (one year ago) link

Now this is going to be fun

(•̪●) (carne asada), Thursday, 21 June 2018 18:38 (one year ago) link

Dwight in free agency? I could see the Kings or Clippers taking him on, if he'd sign on fairly cheap.

A is for (Aimless), Thursday, 21 June 2018 18:40 (one year ago) link

"I know a lot of people are going to always have questions and try to point it to one thing or the other, but a lot of times you always have to consider the source," Howard said. "And when somebody always downplays another player, you have to check their character also. But there's always going to be rumors. But on the flip side, when I was in Atlanta, I was considered the best teammate and I got the award for being the best teammate. I've always prided myself on treating people how I wanted to be treated."

Allen (etaeoe), Thursday, 21 June 2018 18:54 (one year ago) link

I was considered the best teammate and I got the award for being the best teammate.

ugh why does this sound a lot like someone else that's in the news a lot ?

(•̪●) (carne asada), Thursday, 21 June 2018 18:58 (one year ago) link

people are saying i'm the very best teammate they ever had

(•̪●) (carne asada), Thursday, 21 June 2018 19:00 (one year ago) link

ha totally.

Hall of Fam (Spottie), Thursday, 21 June 2018 19:02 (one year ago) link

i think after the failed nick young experiment the warriors will shy away from dwigt

Hall of Fam (Spottie), Thursday, 21 June 2018 19:04 (one year ago) link

Dwight is the Scrappy Doo of the NBA

EZ Snappin, Thursday, 21 June 2018 19:13 (one year ago) link

Scrappy Doo has been found dead in Miami

— Fanfiction_txt (@fanfiction_txt) June 5, 2014

ciderpress, Thursday, 21 June 2018 19:25 (one year ago) link

Dwight seems like a Bulls dude at this moment in time, a "perfect" fit.

omar little, Thursday, 21 June 2018 19:27 (one year ago) link

He’s a Knick

EZ Snappin, Thursday, 21 June 2018 19:34 (one year ago) link

I just realized that nobody seriously considered hiring Becky Hammon.

Allen (etaeoe), Thursday, 21 June 2018 19:57 (one year ago) link

Shouldn't she be a lead assistant first? Does serving on Pops' staff make her more qualified than Cheryl Reeve or Sandy Brondello or Tara VanDerveer or Muffet McGraw?

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Thursday, 21 June 2018 20:08 (one year ago) link

I think I will officially disavow the Dubs if they sign that chode

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Thursday, 21 June 2018 20:12 (one year ago) link

xp

a: maybe

but yeah she'll move up in the assistants ranks this year since borrego left

21st savagery fox (m bison), Thursday, 21 June 2018 20:12 (one year ago) link

Does serving on Pops' staff make her more qualified than Cheryl Reeve or Sandy Brondello or Tara VanDerveer or Muffet McGraw?

Yeah? I think it matters that, unlike everyone you mentioned, she’s coaching in the NBA.

I was really just making an observation. :) I really don’t have an opinion about whether Becky Hammon should be a head coach.

Allen (etaeoe), Thursday, 21 June 2018 20:17 (one year ago) link

think we're prob still a handful of years away from it happening.

Hall of Fam (Spottie), Thursday, 21 June 2018 20:19 (one year ago) link

2, when pop retires

21st savagery fox (m bison), Thursday, 21 June 2018 20:22 (one year ago) link

*when he retires and joins antifa

21st savagery fox (m bison), Thursday, 21 June 2018 20:23 (one year ago) link

I'd love to see Hammon coach the Spurs. That would make the most sense to me.

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Thursday, 21 June 2018 20:33 (one year ago) link

same, boo

also it looks like LUKA is falling to ATL wooooooooooooooo

21st savagery fox (m bison), Thursday, 21 June 2018 20:39 (one year ago) link

With Deandre Ayton widely expected to go No. 1 overall to Phoenix, league sources say Sacramento has lasered in on Marvin Bagley with the No. 2 pick in tonight’s NBA Draft

— Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) June 21, 2018

21st savagery fox (m bison), Thursday, 21 June 2018 20:41 (one year ago) link

apparently the hawks are getting a lot of offers for him. i pray to god they just keep him.

Heez, Thursday, 21 June 2018 20:50 (one year ago) link

then move schroeder

Heez, Thursday, 21 June 2018 20:50 (one year ago) link

Well actually pic.twitter.com/Nq8VQekYdi

— pat muldowney (@patmuldowney) June 21, 2018

Hall of Fam (Spottie), Thursday, 21 June 2018 21:03 (one year ago) link

blank 4 prob means Memphis has a deal in place, right?

paul mccartney & whinge (voodoo chili), Thursday, 21 June 2018 21:13 (one year ago) link

Kawhi for Marc and the #4 so the Gasol brothers can play together.

EZ Snappin, Thursday, 21 June 2018 21:15 (one year ago) link

ew stop

21st savagery fox (m bison), Thursday, 21 June 2018 21:19 (one year ago) link

reunite them IN memphis

21st savagery fox (m bison), Thursday, 21 June 2018 21:20 (one year ago) link

Lumbering big men in all 5 positions is the next big thing

EZ Snappin, Thursday, 21 June 2018 21:21 (one year ago) link

The Kings have drafted three other centers over the past three years, but good to know their frontcourt of the future has never played a game for them. https://t.co/Q4GD0cHAQn

— Justin Verrier (@JustinVerrier) June 21, 2018

call all destroyer, Thursday, 21 June 2018 21:33 (one year ago) link

yuck

ciderpress, Thursday, 21 June 2018 21:52 (one year ago) link

residual lol @ "secretly looked great"

call all destroyer, Thursday, 21 June 2018 21:52 (one year ago) link

how many of these bigs can actually be on the court vs a warriors style team

ciderpress, Thursday, 21 June 2018 21:54 (one year ago) link

i have no clue.

ppl who like bagley seem to fall into two camps:

1) people who actually like and care about college basketball
2) people who are convinced that he can actually shoot and switch despite evidence to the contrary

call all destroyer, Thursday, 21 June 2018 21:55 (one year ago) link

1) is always a red flag for me

ciderpress, Thursday, 21 June 2018 21:57 (one year ago) link

yeah otm

call all destroyer, Thursday, 21 June 2018 21:58 (one year ago) link

"he got a 20/10 every night in the acc!!!" like i give a fuck

call all destroyer, Thursday, 21 June 2018 21:58 (one year ago) link

I like and care about college basketball, but I’d prefer Carter Jr. over Bagely.

Jeff, Thursday, 21 June 2018 22:01 (one year ago) link

carter jr. seems like he's going to play 10 productive years in the league easily

call all destroyer, Thursday, 21 June 2018 22:03 (one year ago) link

forget it. it's just the Kings doing their usual thang

A is for (Aimless), Thursday, 21 June 2018 22:09 (one year ago) link

props to doncic for covering his ankles up
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DgPy-skU0AABa4b.jpg

Hall of Fam (Spottie), Thursday, 21 June 2018 22:32 (one year ago) link

smfh

k3vin k., Thursday, 21 June 2018 22:38 (one year ago) link

what's the best draft show I can watch on my Phone

ciderpress, Thursday, 21 June 2018 23:10 (one year ago) link

bill simmons has like 500 people on his none of whom I recognize

ciderpress, Thursday, 21 June 2018 23:17 (one year ago) link

lmao twitter is ruining the surprise of the nba draft

21st savagery fox (m bison), Thursday, 21 June 2018 23:18 (one year ago) link

Mavs may be trading for doncic? what's going on

ciderpress, Thursday, 21 June 2018 23:47 (one year ago) link

what can they even trade

ciderpress, Thursday, 21 June 2018 23:47 (one year ago) link

Damn, Bill Simmons really likes Doncic.

There are 13 people on the screen.

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Thursday, 21 June 2018 23:48 (one year ago) link

kings taking bagley 2 w/ doncic out there is some extremely kings shit

hawks no what r u guys doing

Clay, Thursday, 21 June 2018 23:54 (one year ago) link

someone is going to be proven very very wrong with this trade.

call all destroyer, Thursday, 21 June 2018 23:56 (one year ago) link

I was getting pretty hyped for Mo Bamba thinking there was no chance for Doncic.

louise ck (milo z), Thursday, 21 June 2018 23:57 (one year ago) link

hi im here

sprout god (lag∞n), Thursday, 21 June 2018 23:58 (one year ago) link

kings taking bagley 2 w/ doncic out there is some extremely kings shit

hawks no what r u guys doing

― Clay, Thursday, June 21, 2018 7:54 PM (three minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

otm

sprout god (lag∞n), Thursday, 21 June 2018 23:58 (one year ago) link

welcome to "the nba draft"

Clay, Thursday, 21 June 2018 23:58 (one year ago) link

thank you clay

sprout god (lag∞n), Thursday, 21 June 2018 23:59 (one year ago) link

Sources: Protection on Dallas' 2019 first-round pick to Atlanta in Luka Doncic/No. 3 deal: 1-5.

— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) June 21, 2018

sprout god (lag∞n), Thursday, 21 June 2018 23:59 (one year ago) link

atl betting big on trae here, bold

sprout god (lag∞n), Friday, 22 June 2018 00:00 (one year ago) link

bamba still lurking

sprout god (lag∞n), Friday, 22 June 2018 00:01 (one year ago) link

lmao hes wear a short suit

sprout god (lag∞n), Friday, 22 June 2018 00:01 (one year ago) link

doncic/smith cld be prettttty sick, on offense lol

sprout god (lag∞n), Friday, 22 June 2018 00:02 (one year ago) link

i know this is an "unpopular opinion" but i think i like trae young

sprout god (lag∞n), Friday, 22 June 2018 00:03 (one year ago) link

if they think trae has curry ceiling potential then it's all good.

Hall of Fam (Spottie), Friday, 22 June 2018 00:05 (one year ago) link

lol bama is the perfect orlando player

sprout god (lag∞n), Friday, 22 June 2018 00:05 (one year ago) link

trae young has some pretty villainous facial features

Clay, Friday, 22 June 2018 00:07 (one year ago) link

not sure how that will affect his career on the court

Clay, Friday, 22 June 2018 00:07 (one year ago) link

i dont think gobert is a good bama comp, bama is way more mobile

sprout god (lag∞n), Friday, 22 June 2018 00:07 (one year ago) link

bamba

21st savagery fox (m bison), Friday, 22 June 2018 00:08 (one year ago) link

How did they find a hat that makes Bamba's head look tiny. Is it a size 9?

louise ck (milo z), Friday, 22 June 2018 00:08 (one year ago) link

mobama

sprout god (lag∞n), Friday, 22 June 2018 00:09 (one year ago) link

gobert much thiccer than mo too

call all destroyer, Friday, 22 June 2018 00:10 (one year ago) link

Yesss bulls.

Jeff, Friday, 22 June 2018 00:12 (one year ago) link

trae's gotta bit of a unibrow

Hall of Fam (Spottie), Friday, 22 June 2018 00:13 (one year ago) link

carter family with impressively coordinated gucci gear

sprout god (lag∞n), Friday, 22 June 2018 00:14 (one year ago) link

mo bambas edge up is crisp as hell

Hall of Fam (Spottie), Friday, 22 June 2018 00:14 (one year ago) link

are there no wings in this draft class

ciderpress, Friday, 22 June 2018 00:19 (one year ago) link

nope

sprout god (lag∞n), Friday, 22 June 2018 00:21 (one year ago) link

looking forward to whatever weird shit the knicks are about to do

sprout god (lag∞n), Friday, 22 June 2018 00:23 (one year ago) link

"knox on knicks" is some seussian shit

21st savagery fox (m bison), Friday, 22 June 2018 00:25 (one year ago) link

lmao on them checking in on the crying kid and thumbs down dad

sprout god (lag∞n), Friday, 22 June 2018 00:25 (one year ago) link

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DgQVaHoXkAEdJuU.jpg

sprout god (lag∞n), Friday, 22 June 2018 00:27 (one year ago) link

knciks fans are now performatively booing their pick

sprout god (lag∞n), Friday, 22 June 2018 00:27 (one year ago) link

lmaooooooo im cracking up

21st savagery fox (m bison), Friday, 22 June 2018 00:27 (one year ago) link

never change, knicks fans

Clay, Friday, 22 June 2018 00:29 (one year ago) link

they would've boo'd lebron if they drafted him

Hall of Fam (Spottie), Friday, 22 June 2018 00:31 (one year ago) link

need more tradez

sprout god (lag∞n), Friday, 22 June 2018 00:31 (one year ago) link

luka in dallas so dirk can pass the euro superstar torch, goddamnit

21st savagery fox (m bison), Friday, 22 June 2018 00:33 (one year ago) link

Charlotte is discussing trade possibilities with the 11th pick, league sources tell ESPN. Phoenix has wanted to get back into lottery to get one of elite point guards. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is focus here.

— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) June 22, 2018

sprout god (lag∞n), Friday, 22 June 2018 00:34 (one year ago) link

feel bad for this kid who has to play for the org where his mom works lol

sprout god (lag∞n), Friday, 22 June 2018 00:34 (one year ago) link

feel like i post this twice a year but wtf are the hornets even up to as a franchise

Clay, Friday, 22 June 2018 00:37 (one year ago) link

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DfvX2bOWsAEueFq.jpg

sprout god (lag∞n), Friday, 22 June 2018 00:38 (one year ago) link

michael porter plummeting

sprout god (lag∞n), Friday, 22 June 2018 00:39 (one year ago) link

feel bad for this kid who has to play for the org where his mom works lol

― sprout god (lag∞n), Thursday, June 21, 2018 5:34 PM (four minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

otm he had an imitable thousand yard stare during that interview

Clay, Friday, 22 June 2018 00:39 (one year ago) link

trade!

sprout god (lag∞n), Friday, 22 June 2018 00:41 (one year ago) link

mj gotta be the worst (non-racist edition) owner in the league

Hall of Fam (Spottie), Friday, 22 June 2018 00:41 (one year ago) link

i gtg but im gonna stay until michael porter gets taken

sprout god (lag∞n), Friday, 22 June 2018 00:43 (one year ago) link

is there something i missed about porter or is it just his back that's causing him to fall

Clay, Friday, 22 June 2018 00:47 (one year ago) link

i think thats basically it

21st savagery fox (m bison), Friday, 22 June 2018 00:48 (one year ago) link

yeah i think its mostly the injury and also that the injury caused him to miss most of his freshman season so teams havent even really seen him v college level competition

sprout god (lag∞n), Friday, 22 June 2018 00:48 (one year ago) link

his back must be really fucked up, bummer

sprout god (lag∞n), Friday, 22 June 2018 00:49 (one year ago) link

he had a hip thing too, teams think it's related to the back thing

Hall of Fam (Spottie), Friday, 22 June 2018 00:51 (one year ago) link

shades of oden

Clay, Friday, 22 June 2018 00:52 (one year ago) link

nuggets gotta take a chance on him you figure

Clay, Friday, 22 June 2018 00:54 (one year ago) link

mavs won the draft

art, Friday, 22 June 2018 00:54 (one year ago) link

lol

Bitch shut up https://t.co/zVMjrLdka9

— Vince Staples (@vincestaples) June 22, 2018

sprout god (lag∞n), Friday, 22 June 2018 00:54 (one year ago) link

congrats to michael porter for sneaking into the lottery (i thought yahoo employees werent going to spoil picks lol)

sprout god (lag∞n), Friday, 22 June 2018 00:57 (one year ago) link

Man I was on board for trae young but not over Doncic. I knew this was gonna happen

Heez, Friday, 22 June 2018 00:57 (one year ago) link

its not exactly over doncic i mean they likely got another top ten pick out of it (tho i doubt theyd do this deal if they didnt like trae better)

sprout god (lag∞n), Friday, 22 June 2018 00:58 (one year ago) link

if dirk and doncic dont become bffs this is all for naught

Clay, Friday, 22 June 2018 01:00 (one year ago) link

oh the draft was tonight?

k3vin k., Friday, 22 June 2018 01:02 (one year ago) link

waiting for ciderpress to chime in on the state of the nuggets after this MPJ pick

Hall of Fam (Spottie), Friday, 22 June 2018 01:02 (one year ago) link

honestly know nothing about college basketball but seems like it's hard to get better upside at 14 than porter, I'm happy

k3vin k., Friday, 22 June 2018 01:06 (one year ago) link

yeah you can take a flyer at 14.

call all destroyer, Friday, 22 June 2018 01:09 (one year ago) link

SHADES OF: Athletic Keith Van Horn, Otto Porter Jr., Harrison Barnes

:-\

k3vin k., Friday, 22 June 2018 01:11 (one year ago) link

any one of those players would be good at 14!

Hall of Fam (Spottie), Friday, 22 June 2018 01:12 (one year ago) link

as a red-blooded american male who loves drama i'm currently just waiting to see who gives grayson allen a shot

Clay, Friday, 22 June 2018 01:15 (one year ago) link

wow pure savagery by the sixers here.

call all destroyer, Friday, 22 June 2018 01:16 (one year ago) link

Grayson Allen is good. A good team will take him.

Allen (etaeoe), Friday, 22 June 2018 01:26 (one year ago) link

IM ALL IN ON LONNIE WALKER THE FOURTH WHOOOOOOO

21st savagery fox (m bison), Friday, 22 June 2018 01:34 (one year ago) link

he seems like a really cool kid!

the michael jordan of delaware (Clay), Friday, 22 June 2018 01:43 (one year ago) link

Draft talk is so gross and absurd. "Dimensionally Limited" is the new short.

EZ Snappin, Friday, 22 June 2018 01:45 (one year ago) link

blazers really filling a hole by picking an undersized scoring combo guard >:[

the michael jordan of delaware (Clay), Friday, 22 June 2018 02:06 (one year ago) link

graeyson alien

ciderpress, Friday, 22 June 2018 02:13 (one year ago) link

k3vin k.
Posted: June 21, 2018 at 7:11:02 PM
SHADES OF: Athletic Keith Van Horn, Otto Porter Jr., Harrison Barnes

:-\

im sure the general skepticism is warranted but man he was the #2 prospect in a stacked class, if his health holds hell be better than all those guys, he can like really really seriously shoot

sprout god (lag∞n), Friday, 22 June 2018 02:28 (one year ago) link

shooting is good in basketball just my two cents

sprout god (lag∞n), Friday, 22 June 2018 02:29 (one year ago) link

how did i go away for an hour and were still in the first round

sprout god (lag∞n), Friday, 22 June 2018 02:33 (one year ago) link

Grayson Allen tripped up the broadcast.

EZ Snappin, Friday, 22 June 2018 02:35 (one year ago) link

lol

sprout god (lag∞n), Friday, 22 June 2018 02:36 (one year ago) link

hmm feel fine about this guy the celtics got at 27

Pre-Draft Analysis
Strengths
- Prototype physically. Explosive athlete who covers ground unbelievably and is incredibly fast off his feet. Tremendous lob target.
- Great defensive potential. Blocks shots on the interior and perimeter; switches onto smaller players. No. 1 rebounder and No. 3 shot-blocker among likely draft picks on a per-minute basis.
- Better passer than you might think. Has some upside as a shooter.

Improvement areas
- Doesn't have a consistent means of scoring. Plays very sped-up and settles for jumpers more than you'd hope. Feel for the game is a major work in progress.
- Doesn't always make the type of impact defensively he should. Relies too much on his talent and tools. Bites on fakes. Doesn't box out. Rarely keeps his blocks in bounds.
- Boom-or-bust prospect. No question about his talent, but there are concerns about his motor and overall approach to the game.

Projected role: Rim-protecting, vertical-spacing center

sprout god (lag∞n), Friday, 22 June 2018 02:36 (one year ago) link

6-10 230lb explosive athletes who cover ground unbelievably and are incredibly fast off their feet didnt used to fall to 27

sprout god (lag∞n), Friday, 22 June 2018 02:37 (one year ago) link

So I wonder what the hawks can get for Schroeder. Is vucevic any good? Orlando needs a pg bad

Heez, Friday, 22 June 2018 02:37 (one year ago) link

vucevic prob best in a back up role due to his bad defense, he can fill it up otherwise tho

sprout god (lag∞n), Friday, 22 June 2018 02:39 (one year ago) link

i like that trade tho schroeder feels like a good magic lol

sprout god (lag∞n), Friday, 22 June 2018 02:40 (one year ago) link

bunch of weird lanky guys just running around throwing up bricks

sprout god (lag∞n), Friday, 22 June 2018 02:40 (one year ago) link

blazers really filling a hole by picking an undersized scoring combo guard >:[

makes me wonder whether the blazers are anticipating creating the hole they filled?

A is for (Aimless), Friday, 22 June 2018 02:43 (one year ago) link

bigtime robert williams fan here, maybe the biggest, i always believed in him

Boston keeps adding young talent!

Robert Williams goes No. 27 to the Celtics pic.twitter.com/yO2aiQiWqj

— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) June 22, 2018

sprout god (lag∞n), Friday, 22 June 2018 02:47 (one year ago) link

love that they still do that weird little harpsichord riff with each pick.

Hall of Fam (Spottie), Friday, 22 June 2018 02:47 (one year ago) link

btw the barred from spoiling picks wojs feed is hilarious tonight

Source: Boston is tantalized by Robert Williams with the 27th pick.

— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) June 22, 2018

Source: The Sixers are enamored with Landry Shamut at the 26th pick.

— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) June 22, 2018

Source: The Lakers are unlikely to resist Mo Wagner with the 25th pick.

— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) June 22, 2018

sprout god (lag∞n), Friday, 22 June 2018 02:49 (one year ago) link

lol

k3vin k., Friday, 22 June 2018 02:52 (one year ago) link

woj really just let his nuts hang tonight, inspired stuff

Hall of Fam (Spottie), Friday, 22 June 2018 02:57 (one year ago) link

amazing performance by woj, makes me like him way way more than i did.

call all destroyer, Friday, 22 June 2018 02:58 (one year ago) link

with really no incentive to do so other than he lives for this shit

sprout god (lag∞n), Friday, 22 June 2018 02:58 (one year ago) link

re: robert williams, the fact that he shot like 40something % from the line isn't great, but they can def use a big man and in addition to being ranked in the lottery by some guys he was the last big man for like 30 picks. also likely keeps them from looking at dwight howard so all in all i love it at #27.

call all destroyer, Friday, 22 June 2018 03:02 (one year ago) link

27th: is tantalized by
26th: are enamored with
25th: are unlikely to resist

working his thesaurus to the bone tonite

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Friday, 22 June 2018 03:02 (one year ago) link

danny wld never acquire dwight i believe this with all my soul, dwight has the anti mindtype

sprout god (lag∞n), Friday, 22 June 2018 03:05 (one year ago) link

i want to believe that but i think they've def looked at it once or twice

call all destroyer, Friday, 22 June 2018 03:11 (one year ago) link

look but dont touch

sprout god (lag∞n), Friday, 22 June 2018 03:11 (one year ago) link

shoutout to the knicks for selecting the dude who literally went awol from his college team and then just didn't play for a year

call all destroyer, Friday, 22 June 2018 03:16 (one year ago) link

ha nice very knicksian

sprout god (lag∞n), Friday, 22 June 2018 03:17 (one year ago) link

lol

https://i.imgur.com/c5F1YFt.png

sprout god (lag∞n), Friday, 22 June 2018 03:23 (one year ago) link

btw reaching for mo wagner = magic/pelinka are clueless

call all destroyer, Friday, 22 June 2018 03:26 (one year ago) link

heh

fans at Braclays Center now screaming for LiAngelo Ball to get drafted with each pick

— Kenny Ducey (@KennyDucey) June 22, 2018

sprout god (lag∞n), Friday, 22 June 2018 03:35 (one year ago) link

magic are officially Kings East

the michael jordan of delaware (Clay), Friday, 22 June 2018 04:04 (one year ago) link

nah weltman and hammond are pretty good. they'll come up with a decent team if they get the time to do so.

call all destroyer, Friday, 22 June 2018 04:07 (one year ago) link

something i've been thinking about is how there's a really good chance that the first two players selected in this draft don't end up being in the top 5 players this draft produces.

call all destroyer, Friday, 22 June 2018 04:09 (one year ago) link

I'm an Ayton skeptic. But then, teams with lottery picks usually have lottery picks because they have crappy front offices who make bad draft picks, give bad contracts and make bad trades.

A is for (Aimless), Friday, 22 June 2018 04:19 (one year ago) link

pretty wild no current players were traded tonight

Experienced (non-draftee) players to be traded on draft night/day:
2018: 0
2017: 11
2016: 11
2015: 18
2014: 9

— Josh Lewenberg (@JLew1050) June 22, 2018

Hall of Fam (Spottie), Friday, 22 June 2018 04:52 (one year ago) link

it's bad

ciderpress, Friday, 22 June 2018 11:28 (one year ago) link

I mean why trade future assets for a current player to try and compete with (a) Warriors (b) Rockets (c) wherever LeBron ends up.

Minister of the Pillow (fionnland), Friday, 22 June 2018 12:06 (one year ago) link

My fellow Pistons fans are completely delusional.

The Detroit Pistons traded for Khyri Thomas, a defensive wing from Creighton, who should add to their depth on the wing.

Thomas, 22, is a 6-foot-4 shooting guard with a 6-10 wingspan and scouts out as a 3-and-D prospect. He was a terror on defense in the Big East, winning two consecutive Big East defensive player of the year awards. He’s also a career 40 percent 3-point shooter with over 300 career attempts in college.

The Pistons reportedly will send two future second-round picks to the Sixers, who drafted Thomas No. 38 overall. The Pistons also drafted Bruce Brown with their own pick at No. 42 overall.

Some quality insane comments:

Kyhri might actually be the perfect fit at PG with this roster.

Age a side this kid has everything you want in a prospect. He’s a top defender, he can slash and get his shot, he is an career 40% 3pt shooter and his is a competent passer. They got him in the second. Based on those skills alone he should have been a top 20 pick. Someone please explain. There are guys who can’t do half of what he can. Plus he does efficiently. Has the Pistons luck turned.

Really liking our draft.

Who knows if it will translate, but I'm seeing some Kawhi-like traits in Kyrhi

- Excellent defender who can guard the whole perimeter and insane efficient offense.
- Avg 15 ppg on only 10 FGA (takes only good shots from what I’ve read)
- 54% FG (64% 2FG) – crazy for a 6-3 guard.
- .650 TS this year (.607 over his 3 yr career) – again crazy for a guard.
- Appear to have similar body types too.

Very excited about this pick.

Allen (etaeoe), Friday, 22 June 2018 14:19 (one year ago) link

lol who was even running the pistons draft?

call all destroyer, Friday, 22 June 2018 14:56 (one year ago) link

Tom Gores!

Gores lives in Beverly Hills, California[28] with his wife Holly[29] and three children, Katrina, Amanda, and Charles.[30] He also has a condo in Birmingham, Michigan.[31]

Allen (etaeoe), Friday, 22 June 2018 15:03 (one year ago) link

The Celtics have not been able to track down Robert Williams for his conference call this morning. It has been postponed.

— Jay King (@ByJayKing) June 22, 2018

Allen (etaeoe), Friday, 22 June 2018 15:04 (one year ago) link

He fell off these of the flat earth.

EZ Snappin, Friday, 22 June 2018 15:53 (one year ago) link

prob hungover

sprout god (lag∞n), Friday, 22 June 2018 15:54 (one year ago) link

skype meeting issues

scopin' VARs (Sufjan Grafton), Friday, 22 June 2018 16:09 (one year ago) link

lol hawks pulled out of a trade with the bucks to move up bc of leaked pick tweets

Heez, Friday, 22 June 2018 18:06 (one year ago) link

the hawks really didn't like doncic, eh?

A is for (Aimless), Friday, 22 June 2018 18:19 (one year ago) link

Ahead of the final pick in the draft, the 24 remaining fans launch an impassioned LiAngelo Ball chant pic.twitter.com/yvlWDu2r76

— Rodger Sherman (@rodger_sherman) June 22, 2018

omar little, Friday, 22 June 2018 18:29 (one year ago) link

the hawks really didn't like doncic, eh?

― A is for (Aimless), Friday, June 22, 2018 2:19 PM (twenty-four minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

i've heard the case made that doncic may make more sense for a team that's a little further along and young may make more sense for a team that's a blank slate (also young next to smith wouldn't work at all), but yeah ultimately it's a straight player evaluation and someone is going to come out on top.

call all destroyer, Friday, 22 June 2018 18:45 (one year ago) link

i like the gamble tbf. picked up two great shooters yesterday

Hall of Fam (Spottie), Friday, 22 June 2018 18:50 (one year ago) link

remember schlenk was a warriors front office guy so im sure he'd love to duplicate what he had there.

Hall of Fam (Spottie), Friday, 22 June 2018 18:52 (one year ago) link

what is the general consensus on what doncic is ready to provide immediately?

k3vin k., Friday, 22 June 2018 20:35 (one year ago) link

from what i have read and heard, size, passing ability, and transition offense

call all destroyer, Friday, 22 June 2018 20:37 (one year ago) link

i respect the Hawks' attempt to find the next great hoisting team

ciderpress, Friday, 22 June 2018 21:25 (one year ago) link

doncic is 19 so hes 19

sprout god (lag∞n), Friday, 22 June 2018 22:30 (one year ago) link

i just wanna say that the last time the spurs had a dude with tall hair it was HOFer and MVP david robinson and now we have lonnie walker whose hair is EVEN TALLER so therefore he will be the next donovan mitchell/d wade and im here for this shit

21st savagery fox (m bison), Friday, 22 June 2018 22:48 (one year ago) link

like him and dejounte in the backcourt for the foreseeable future is nice IF ONLY THEY HAD A WING PLAYER TO GO WITH EM HMMMMMM

21st savagery fox (m bison), Friday, 22 June 2018 22:49 (one year ago) link

doncic is 19 so hes 19

― sprout god (lag∞n), Friday, June 22, 2018 6:30 PM (thirty-two minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

I looked it up and I agree

k3vin k., Friday, 22 June 2018 23:03 (one year ago) link

i like the gamble tbf. picked up two great shooters yesterday


If trae young ends up being as valuable as doncic, schlenk will look like a genius getting him plus the Mavs future 1st. If Young is out of the league in 4 years and doncic is a stud, schlenk will never be a gm again. So yeah, pretty big gamble

Heez, Saturday, 23 June 2018 00:31 (one year ago) link

ive decided the spurs and kawhi's group are playing chicken.

kawhi's camp is like "trade kawhi to LA (lakers, wink)"

spurs see lakers got hella cap space and the ability to add two max free agents this summer. if they trade after july 1, lakers could trade for kawhi into cap space before they sign a big-name FA. but lakers won't wait on a kawhi trade bc they'll want to commit to signing lebron (if he wants to come) +1 (PG13, CP3, boogie all possibilities). so spurs wait to see if the lakers sign two big name free agents knowing it'll cost em about $65M and all their cap space this year AND next to do so, making a kawhi-to-LAL free agency signing in 2019 basically impossible without trading away their entire young core plus trying to find a suitor for luol deng's last year of his contract.

at the same time, if kawhi is telling everyone it's LAL or bust, no team will trade much for him. so spurs risk dumping him for pennies on the dollar to some team that knows he's gone in a year.

if LAL does eat up all their cap space this summer, though, that should put some real fear into kawhi's camp that LAL is just not happening in the next few years and will have to decide if skipping out on however many tens of millions of dollars is worth leaving if they're not going to end up where they wanted all along. in which case, if they want to leave more than anything, they may open up their trade destination preferences and spurs can get better competing offers. or they might just say fuck it, let's get hella paid right now and try to get over all the bullshit.

21st savagery fox (m bison), Saturday, 23 June 2018 03:48 (one year ago) link

yeah that all makes sense

call all destroyer, Saturday, 23 June 2018 03:56 (one year ago) link

clippers, on the other hand, will have very clean books by 2019, so as long as kawhi is cool with playing for the next 5 years being second fiddle to lebron and friends, its on

21st savagery fox (m bison), Saturday, 23 June 2018 04:04 (one year ago) link

the thing i dont understand is kawhi seems like the least LA guy why does he want to be there

sprout god (lag∞n), Saturday, 23 June 2018 05:58 (one year ago) link

it's home.

his uncle is his business manager, word is it's family over everything, and i think when ppl refer to kawhi's "camp" it's mostly family and friends from LA. a lot of the fan narrative in SA is that kawhi's uncle et al are the scheming villains pulling kawhi's strings as if kawhi would naturally re-sign in SA left to his own devices, which is super condescending. kawhi probably just wants to go back home and live it up as a hoops star.

21st savagery fox (m bison), Saturday, 23 June 2018 14:20 (one year ago) link

from a business standpoint idgi because they're leaving tens of millions of dollars on the table by passing up the supermax and even more if he signs somewhere besides the team he's on after his contract is up in 2019.

21st savagery fox (m bison), Saturday, 23 June 2018 14:21 (one year ago) link

is he going to live in riverside and commute?

call all destroyer, Saturday, 23 June 2018 14:29 (one year ago) link

hahaha wouldnt surprise me honestly

21st savagery fox (m bison), Saturday, 23 June 2018 14:45 (one year ago) link

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DgQr_sEUwAACD1j.jpg

sprout god (lag∞n), Saturday, 23 June 2018 16:01 (one year ago) link

heh

Sources: Carmelo Anthony has informed the Oklahoma City Thunder that he has opted into https://twitter.com/ShamsCharania/status/10105621351250575367.9M deal for 2018-19 by not exercising his early termination option.

— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) June 23, 2018

sprout god (lag∞n), Saturday, 23 June 2018 16:39 (one year ago) link

nice

ciderpress, Saturday, 23 June 2018 16:56 (one year ago) link

when u want $27.9M

sprout god (lag∞n), Saturday, 23 June 2018 17:05 (one year ago) link

by the grace of my humility I would settle for a little less but godspeed to carmelo anthony on his journey

the michael jordan of delaware (Clay), Saturday, 23 June 2018 17:09 (one year ago) link

i would settle for 2.79M hit up my gofundme okc

ciderpress, Saturday, 23 June 2018 18:24 (one year ago) link

basketball transfer world is so strange to me

in soccer you just pay more money than anyone else, it's gross but it makes sense, do not at me

gbx, Sunday, 24 June 2018 00:49 (one year ago) link

@gbx excuse me?

21st savagery fox (m bison), Sunday, 24 June 2018 00:55 (one year ago) link

basketballs way is better, soccer has like 7 good teams across its two best leagues and they never change unless a new billionaire buys a team

sprout god (lag∞n), Sunday, 24 June 2018 01:24 (one year ago) link

wow guess you hate job creators

k3vin k., Sunday, 24 June 2018 01:29 (one year ago) link

dont get me wrong its billionaires all the way down but basketball just has better competitive parity / the game itself makes u think abt billionaires less

sprout god (lag∞n), Sunday, 24 June 2018 01:34 (one year ago) link

also while were hear it wld be better if all the best soccer players played in the same league (champions league a tourney not a league) shd have a euro wide premiere league

sprout god (lag∞n), Sunday, 24 June 2018 01:35 (one year ago) link

also ballers much more likely to become billionaires themselves, its good

xp

21st savagery fox (m bison), Sunday, 24 June 2018 01:36 (one year ago) link

also while were hear it wld be better if all the best soccer players played in the same league (champions league a tourney not a league) shd have a euro wide premiere league

― sprout god (lag∞n), Saturday, June 23, 2018 9:35 PM (twenty-three minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

you should post these opinions in the world cup thread lol I would support u

k3vin k., Sunday, 24 June 2018 02:00 (one year ago) link

have u ever seen my thread about making off sides legal lol

sprout god (lag∞n), Sunday, 24 June 2018 02:08 (one year ago) link

wow anarchy

the michael jordan of delaware (Clay), Sunday, 24 June 2018 02:21 (one year ago) link

THOUGHT EXPERIMENT: ABOLISH OFFSIDES

very important thread

k3vin k., Sunday, 24 June 2018 02:48 (one year ago) link

lagoon is the sporting iconoclast the footie-playing world needs

21st savagery fox (m bison), Sunday, 24 June 2018 03:11 (one year ago) link

europe (to world): btw we are colonizing you
world: FUCK
europe: here's a little game we call football. get it? cos there's a ball you push around with...your foot
world: i mean that's cool can we own our resources and get all the deaths back please?
europe: offsides
world: FUCK
lagoon (wearing american flag halter top): sup

21st savagery fox (m bison), Sunday, 24 June 2018 03:13 (one year ago) link

Markelle Fultz’s new trainer describes him as having the “yips” https://t.co/Ebo8fl7K5P

— Kurt Helin (@basketballtalk) June 24, 2018

sprout god (lag∞n), Sunday, 24 June 2018 14:01 (one year ago) link

not sure how i'll feel if kawhi goes to the sixers for a package with fultz in it

21st savagery fox (m bison), Sunday, 24 June 2018 14:20 (one year ago) link

I would feel bad

EZ Snappin, Sunday, 24 June 2018 14:36 (one year ago) link

yeah much rather have ingram

sprout god (lag∞n), Sunday, 24 June 2018 14:40 (one year ago) link

yeah but if the sixers package two first rounders (incl that 2021 unprotected miami pick hmmmmm) and saric

21st savagery fox (m bison), Sunday, 24 June 2018 14:59 (one year ago) link

idek i think im mostly hesitant about LAL trades bc fuck the lakers and bc i have no idea what ingram's ceiling is

21st savagery fox (m bison), Sunday, 24 June 2018 15:07 (one year ago) link

kawai to sixers
lebron to lakers
full strength celtics

East would be pretty interesting

The Desus & Mero Chain (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Sunday, 24 June 2018 15:09 (one year ago) link

celtics wld destroy the sixers

sprout god (lag∞n), Sunday, 24 June 2018 15:09 (one year ago) link

settle down Simmons!

The Desus & Mero Chain (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Sunday, 24 June 2018 15:15 (one year ago) link

sixers with kawhi would be awfully good tho.

21st savagery fox (m bison), Sunday, 24 June 2018 15:17 (one year ago) link

allow me to break it down

1. the celtics destroyed the sixers in the playoffs a month ago
2. the celtics are adding kyrie and hayward
3. the sixers are adding kawhi and losing prob redick and saric

how does this not shift the competitive balance even further in the celtics favor

4 ben simmons was utterly exposed

sprout god (lag∞n), Sunday, 24 June 2018 15:20 (one year ago) link

kyrie-jaylen-tatum-hayward-horford

vs

simmons-redick-kawhi-holmes?-embiid

would be fun

21st savagery fox (m bison), Sunday, 24 June 2018 15:20 (one year ago) link

the sixers are rootless bizarrely overrated team and no one knows what kawhi will look like not on the spurs after missing a year weirdly deep in his feelings

sprout god (lag∞n), Sunday, 24 June 2018 15:21 (one year ago) link

simmons is not playable at point guard vs a prepared good playoff team, did anyone watch the celtics series, simmons is also useless without the ball in his hands, in conclusion simmons has major problems everyone shd put away their future mvp predictions at this point

sprout god (lag∞n), Sunday, 24 June 2018 15:23 (one year ago) link

he was a rookie, calm down

21st savagery fox (m bison), Sunday, 24 June 2018 15:25 (one year ago) link

like dont get me wrong he's got PROBLEMS but they're workable

21st savagery fox (m bison), Sunday, 24 June 2018 15:26 (one year ago) link

whats yr big plan to make a guy who needs the ball in his hands but cant shoot or really get to the hole in the half court into a superstar

sprout god (lag∞n), Sunday, 24 June 2018 15:29 (one year ago) link

shooting coaches exist

21st savagery fox (m bison), Sunday, 24 June 2018 15:30 (one year ago) link

he literally has the most broken jump shot ive ever seen, it looks exactly like hes setting up to shoot with his offhand

sprout god (lag∞n), Sunday, 24 June 2018 15:31 (one year ago) link

shawn marion exists tho

21st savagery fox (m bison), Sunday, 24 June 2018 15:32 (one year ago) link

shawn marions shots went in

sprout god (lag∞n), Sunday, 24 June 2018 15:32 (one year ago) link

pfft sometimes

21st savagery fox (m bison), Sunday, 24 June 2018 15:33 (one year ago) link

there are some guys who can talent their way through bad form, kevin martin comes to mind, but mostly it just doesnt work to shoot from the wrong side of yr head

sprout god (lag∞n), Sunday, 24 June 2018 15:34 (one year ago) link

imo the best plan is rob to turn him into a point center but at this point he has zero post moves and can only finish with one hand which is tough

sprout god (lag∞n), Sunday, 24 June 2018 15:35 (one year ago) link

kawhi is a very methodical player wonder what hell look like when he leaves the most methodical team in the league, my guess hell take a step down from his mvp candidate play to more of a paul george esque very good two way allstar level

sprout god (lag∞n), Sunday, 24 June 2018 15:41 (one year ago) link

also like who knows where his head is at, feel like theres pretty big downside risk in making a big trade for him, especially if the team that does it is dysfunctional

sprout god (lag∞n), Sunday, 24 June 2018 15:43 (one year ago) link

25 teams are dysfunctional

ciderpress, Sunday, 24 June 2018 16:02 (one year ago) link

exactly

sprout god (lag∞n), Sunday, 24 June 2018 17:16 (one year ago) link

allow me to break it down

1. the celtics destroyed the sixers in the playoffs a month ago
2. the celtics are adding kyrie and hayward
3. the sixers are adding kawhi and losing prob redick and saric

how does this not shift the competitive balance even further in the celtics favor

4 ben simmons was utterly exposed

― sprout god (lag∞n), Sunday, June 24, 2018 11:20 AM (two hours ago)

because it's totally possible that the sixers have the 3 best players in that series?

k3vin k., Sunday, 24 June 2018 18:05 (one year ago) link

for real. kawhi, assuming healthy, is better than any one player on the celtics. celtics definitely deeper in this hypothetical though, but that matters less in the playoffs.

21st savagery fox (m bison), Sunday, 24 June 2018 18:06 (one year ago) link

arguing about the future usually requires someone to invoke hovercraft and personal jet packs, or their nba equivalent

A is for (Aimless), Sunday, 24 June 2018 18:08 (one year ago) link

not sure why having the 3 best players is a metric that matters if having the 2 best players didn't

ciderpress, Sunday, 24 June 2018 18:09 (one year ago) link

fwiw i dont think simmons will be better than tatum or that embiid played better than horford, but with a little time i think embiid will be better than horford and simmons makes some leaps. shit's all speculative at this point obv.

21st savagery fox (m bison), Sunday, 24 June 2018 18:11 (one year ago) link

not sure why having the 3 best players is a metric that matters if having the 2 best players didn't

― ciderpress, Sunday, June 24, 2018 2:09 PM (thirty-six minutes ago

3 >2 i just checked

k3vin k., Sunday, 24 June 2018 18:46 (one year ago) link

checks out

sprout god (lag∞n), Sunday, 24 June 2018 18:54 (one year ago) link

check out this video of lagoon getting owned by LOGIC

21st savagery fox (m bison), Sunday, 24 June 2018 18:56 (one year ago) link

o shit

sprout god (lag∞n), Sunday, 24 June 2018 19:06 (one year ago) link

i....don’t think the sixers would have the three best players in that series.

call all destroyer, Sunday, 24 June 2018 19:30 (one year ago) link

(they wouldnt, but kawhi would be the best)

21st savagery fox (m bison), Sunday, 24 June 2018 19:30 (one year ago) link

they might not, but it's not crazy. kawhi is an MVP-level player, and simmons and embiid are young enough and good enough that imagining them being at that level in a year or two isn't inconceivable

k3vin k., Sunday, 24 June 2018 19:49 (one year ago) link

obviously the same could be said for the celtics kids

k3vin k., Sunday, 24 June 2018 19:49 (one year ago) link

yeah i mean tbh the suggestion was so ludicrous i didnt even bother to engage

sprout god (lag∞n), Sunday, 24 June 2018 20:35 (one year ago) link

simmons is actively bad and embiid is desperately searching for any shred of maturity

sprout god (lag∞n), Sunday, 24 June 2018 20:36 (one year ago) link

like they are both so beatable, total marks at this point

sprout god (lag∞n), Sunday, 24 June 2018 20:36 (one year ago) link

that team the celtics beat them with my lord lol, like everyones all wait til philly ages a lil but they got beat by a younger teammmmmm lol

sprout god (lag∞n), Sunday, 24 June 2018 20:37 (one year ago) link

tatum is ~2 years younger than simmons! and 4 years younger than embiid

sprout god (lag∞n), Sunday, 24 June 2018 20:39 (one year ago) link

brown is younger than both of them too!

sprout god (lag∞n), Sunday, 24 June 2018 20:39 (one year ago) link

conceding the point overall, yung celtics are better than yung sixers right now. just feel like we cant overlook the role of the celts vets esp horford in leading that team. and also adding kawhi to the sixers would significantly alter the equation.

21st savagery fox (m bison), Sunday, 24 June 2018 20:51 (one year ago) link

yeah I mean young dudes struggling in their first playoff appearance is not something that is new. the celtics seemed impervious to this in that series but obviously someone has to win the series, can’t discount the brad effect either

k3vin k., Sunday, 24 June 2018 20:55 (one year ago) link

the fultz question mark is still huge too

k3vin k., Sunday, 24 June 2018 20:56 (one year ago) link

I do think as things stand now the celtics are the huge fav to make the finals, just throwing out possibilities. I think it’s silly to suggest that the possibility embiid and simmons become unstoppable forces is not in play, so hard to predict young dudes

k3vin k., Sunday, 24 June 2018 20:59 (one year ago) link

You guys are crazy. Obviously at full strength both teams would continuously tie for eternity.

Jeff, Sunday, 24 June 2018 21:10 (one year ago) link

when does basketball start ugh

k3vin k., Sunday, 24 June 2018 21:12 (one year ago) link

this motherfucking league got the nerve to wait another 4 months, fuck

21st savagery fox (m bison), Sunday, 24 June 2018 21:19 (one year ago) link

also got to wait a week before free agency really pops off

21st savagery fox (m bison), Sunday, 24 June 2018 21:19 (one year ago) link

it's dumb make the NBA year round the people demand it

k3vin k., Sunday, 24 June 2018 21:36 (one year ago) link

they gotta reinflate the basketball dude it takes time

ciderpress, Sunday, 24 June 2018 21:38 (one year ago) link

embiid is not that young I don't think he has as much upside left as ppl think, he's already pretty good tho

ciderpress, Sunday, 24 June 2018 21:40 (one year ago) link

The WNBA is supposed to fill the gap. Except it doesn't. Put it on free network TV on weekends and it could get a bit more traction. Instead we get baseball and golf with a pinch of tennis thrown in.

A is for (Aimless), Sunday, 24 June 2018 21:41 (one year ago) link

tennis is good i recommend it

ciderpress, Sunday, 24 June 2018 21:41 (one year ago) link

wnba is ludicrously not on easy tv

21st savagery fox (m bison), Sunday, 24 June 2018 21:42 (one year ago) link

embiid is great but I really worry about him going forward, he has such a big frame, feel like weight and injury will be big problems

The Desus & Mero Chain (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Sunday, 24 June 2018 22:57 (one year ago) link

the world cup is on guys, p good

sprout god (lag∞n), Monday, 25 June 2018 05:07 (one year ago) link

The only World that matters is Free

EZ Snappin, Monday, 25 June 2018 05:35 (one year ago) link

Ronald William Artest, Jr. would like a word.

Minister of the Pillow (fionnland), Monday, 25 June 2018 17:12 (one year ago) link

Everything good is Free.

EZ Snappin, Monday, 25 June 2018 17:55 (one year ago) link

because it's totally possible that the sixers have the 3 best players in that series?

― k3vin k., Sunday, 24 June 2018 18:05 (yesterday) Permalink


2017-2018

| | PER | G |
|----------------|------|----|
| Kawhi Leonard | 26.0 | 9 |
| Kyrie Irving | 25.0 | 60 |
| Joel Embiid | 22.9 | 63 |
| Ben Simmons | 20.0 | 81 |
| Gordon Hayward | 7.3 | 1 |

Allen (etaeoe), Monday, 25 June 2018 18:49 (one year ago) link

I just started working on 2018-2019 models. My PER and G models are far from finished, but only Ben Simmons and Kyrie Irving are projected to have a 2018-2019 PER greater than their career average and only Gordon Hayward is projected to play more games. They are good but extremely flawed players.

Allen (etaeoe), Monday, 25 June 2018 18:52 (one year ago) link

Oops.


I just started working on 2018-2019 models. My PER and G models are far from finished, but only Ben Simmons and Kyrie Irving are projected to have a 2018-2019 PER greater than their career average and only Kawhi Leonard and Gordon Hayward are projected to play more games. They are good but extremely flawed players.

Allen (etaeoe), Monday, 25 June 2018 18:53 (one year ago) link

uh lol wtf is this jump shot

.@mikal_bridges getting some work in with @coachGH3 !! pic.twitter.com/0CmRMkSJvE

— Jay Wright (@VUCoachJWright) June 25, 2018

sprout god (lag∞n), Monday, 25 June 2018 21:36 (one year ago) link

ew

k3vin k., Monday, 25 June 2018 21:40 (one year ago) link

is this your nba ready d and 3 guy

sprout god (lag∞n), Monday, 25 June 2018 21:42 (one year ago) link

the sixers are a shambles

sprout god (lag∞n), Monday, 25 June 2018 21:42 (one year ago) link

uh they traded that guy tho

21st savagery fox (m bison), Monday, 25 June 2018 21:44 (one year ago) link

I thought they traded for him

ciderpress, Monday, 25 June 2018 21:50 (one year ago) link

both lol

Philadelphia 76ers (from L.A. Lakers via Phoenix;[B] traded to Phoenix[b])

sprout god (lag∞n), Monday, 25 June 2018 21:51 (one year ago) link

that is the best impression of a trebuchet I have ever seen

tsrobodo, Monday, 25 June 2018 21:55 (one year ago) link

i remember reading that he shoots from the left side a bit but why is it so damn slow

call all destroyer, Monday, 25 June 2018 22:17 (one year ago) link

WHAT THE FUCKIN SHIT

ヽ(´ー`)┌ (CompuPost), Monday, 25 June 2018 22:28 (one year ago) link

sixers got an unprotected first AND a promising 1st rounder from this year outta that guy, it's highway robbery

21st savagery fox (m bison), Monday, 25 June 2018 22:40 (one year ago) link

Some of the teams seem pretty down on next year's draft class. Not sure why, but I think Givony talked about it on the Woj podcast.

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Monday, 25 June 2018 22:43 (one year ago) link

the unprotected pick is for 2021 tho

21st savagery fox (m bison), Monday, 25 June 2018 22:46 (one year ago) link

btw im already talking myself into the idea that philly sending saric, fultz, covington, and that 2021 miami pick for kawhi is a good trade, tell me im crazy

21st savagery fox (m bison), Monday, 25 June 2018 22:47 (one year ago) link

i approve, let's get this deal done

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Monday, 25 June 2018 22:48 (one year ago) link

xxxp
Didn't Lowe say something about GM's also being kinda down on this on too?

Really hard to parse cause the 14 draft with Embiid and co was supposed to be blockbuster and 2013 trash but you could argue that has produced a lot more high end talent than the former.

tsrobodo, Monday, 25 June 2018 22:50 (one year ago) link

2013 draft has ended up being pretty decent yeah

ciderpress, Monday, 25 June 2018 23:03 (one year ago) link

San Antonio Spurs guard Danny Green has exercised his 0M contract option for the 2018-19 season and will stay with the team, league source tells ESPN.

— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) June 25, 2018

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Monday, 25 June 2018 23:38 (one year ago) link

bout it

21st savagery fox (m bison), Monday, 25 June 2018 23:42 (one year ago) link

btw im already talking myself into the idea that philly sending saric, fultz, covington, and that 2021 miami pick for kawhi is a good trade, tell me im crazy

― 21st savagery fox (m bison), Monday, June 25, 2018 6:47 PM (one hour ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

dude that trade fn sux gather yrself

sprout god (lag∞n), Monday, 25 June 2018 23:52 (one year ago) link

is the ingram/kuzma trade appreciably better?

21st savagery fox (m bison), Monday, 25 June 2018 23:53 (one year ago) link

uhh yeah one trade has two good players in it and the other has zero

sprout god (lag∞n), Monday, 25 June 2018 23:54 (one year ago) link

i am very high on ingram btw

sprout god (lag∞n), Monday, 25 June 2018 23:54 (one year ago) link

Saric would be good with Pops coaching him. He seems to have decent hoops IQ.

EZ Snappin, Monday, 25 June 2018 23:57 (one year ago) link

i suspect his defensive short comings will grade him out as a spot starter

sprout god (lag∞n), Monday, 25 June 2018 23:58 (one year ago) link

he can score tho def and throw his weight around on the boards too

sprout god (lag∞n), Monday, 25 June 2018 23:58 (one year ago) link

kuzma isn't good imo

call all destroyer, Monday, 25 June 2018 23:59 (one year ago) link

kuzma is good p sure

sprout god (lag∞n), Tuesday, 26 June 2018 00:00 (one year ago) link

may want to double check

call all destroyer, Tuesday, 26 June 2018 00:02 (one year ago) link

at the very least hes an athletic player who can guard multiple positions shoot a little run around jump and so forth, much rather have a guy like that than a offensively skilled but not nearly dominant defensive liability positionally inflexible saric type

sprout god (lag∞n), Tuesday, 26 June 2018 00:02 (one year ago) link

i watched the lakers a fair bit last year as research for my lonzo hate and was pretty impressed with kuz fwiw he can do some stuff

sprout god (lag∞n), Tuesday, 26 June 2018 00:03 (one year ago) link

there's room for his game to fill out but he looks like a classic good stats/bad team guy. i guess i'd probably take him over saric but he's not moving the needle for me in any trade.

call all destroyer, Tuesday, 26 June 2018 00:05 (one year ago) link

yeah i mean hes a role player but cld be a good one imo

sprout god (lag∞n), Tuesday, 26 June 2018 00:06 (one year ago) link

i am very high on ingram btw

― sprout god (lag∞n), Monday, June 25, 2018 6:54 PM (twenty-one minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

ive watched like 2 games with him, whats this floor and ceiling?

21st savagery fox (m bison), Tuesday, 26 June 2018 00:17 (one year ago) link

oh wow u guys are pals

gbx, Tuesday, 26 June 2018 00:28 (one year ago) link

what gave us away

21st savagery fox (m bison), Tuesday, 26 June 2018 00:31 (one year ago) link

i watched the lakers a fair bit last year as research for my lonzo hate and was pretty impressed with kuz fwiw he can do some stuff

― sprout god (lag∞n), Monday, June 25, 2018 5:03 PM (twenty-eight minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

good work w/fact checkin kuz

omar little, Tuesday, 26 June 2018 00:35 (one year ago) link

i need to get this off my chest but: it is dumb to give out the awards in late june. nobody watches this stupid awards show. awards shows are bad and dumb. they gotta cut this shit out.

the michael jordan of delaware (Clay), Tuesday, 26 June 2018 01:20 (one year ago) link

lol "I need to get this off my chest" reminds me that there was a stephen a smith profile in this week's new yorker
https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2018/06/25/stephen-a-smith-wont-stop-talking?mbid=social_twitter

k3vin k., Tuesday, 26 June 2018 01:34 (one year ago) link

The awards are more for the insiders to acknowledge one another than a big deal for the fans. The awards show is probably just a throw-in on a much bigger TV contract. No one expects it to make much money, but then, it probably costs almost nothing to produce in comparison with most content.

A is for (Aimless), Tuesday, 26 June 2018 01:34 (one year ago) link

lol "I need to get this off my chest" reminds me that there was a stephen a smith profile in this week's new yorker
https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2018/06/25/stephen-a-smith-wont-stop-talking?mbid=social_twitter

― k3vin k., Tuesday, June 26, 2018 1:34 AM (nine minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

How much on a scale of "Blasphemous!" to "the audacity! The temerity! the unmitigated gall!" will I regret reading this?

tsrobodo, Tuesday, 26 June 2018 01:53 (one year ago) link

haha I sort of wished it got deeper into his politics but it's a good, breezy read. I even mentally otm'd him twice while reading

k3vin k., Tuesday, 26 June 2018 02:10 (one year ago) link

i am very high on ingram btw

― sprout god (lag∞n), Monday, June 25, 2018 6:54 PM (twenty-one minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

ive watched like 2 games with him, whats this floor and ceiling?

― 21st savagery fox (m bison), Monday, June 25, 2018 8:17 PM (yesterday) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

the interesting that happened was all the lakers point guards went down and the tried him at point and he totally shredded, and he played well in the other aspects of the game and hes built like kd except with wide shoulders, i mean i think he cld be a really good all around player, not sure if hes a lights out scorer or not but unless the celtics are offering tatum hes prob the best prospect on the table

sprout god (lag∞n), Tuesday, 26 June 2018 05:15 (one year ago) link

one thing ive always knocked about kd are his narrow shoulders, thats v promising thank u

if ingram is so good...why are the lakers going to offer him for kawhi?

21st savagery fox (m bison), Tuesday, 26 June 2018 05:25 (one year ago) link

assume theyre trying to build a superteam, and besides hell prob never be as good as kawhi

sprout god (lag∞n), Tuesday, 26 June 2018 05:27 (one year ago) link

already mad now

21st savagery fox (m bison), Tuesday, 26 June 2018 05:27 (one year ago) link

unless the celtics are offering tatum hes prob the best prospect on the table

― sprout god (lag∞n), Tuesday, June 26, 2018 12:15 AM (twelve minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

better than jaylen too?

21st savagery fox (m bison), Tuesday, 26 June 2018 05:28 (one year ago) link

i think maybe, close call tho

sprout god (lag∞n), Tuesday, 26 June 2018 05:29 (one year ago) link

i just want a world where the spurs get 15 great players who are all 6'10" and can shoot 45% from 3 and defend every position and have good court vision and are all 20 years old on rookie contracts that dont start until 2065 is that too much to ask?

21st savagery fox (m bison), Tuesday, 26 June 2018 05:31 (one year ago) link

thats what the celtics are trying to do

sprout god (lag∞n), Tuesday, 26 June 2018 05:31 (one year ago) link

(eyes the sheaf of yellow cards in m bison's breast pocket)

those are perfectly reasonable expectations!

(coughs discreetly)

A is for (Aimless), Tuesday, 26 June 2018 05:35 (one year ago) link

*eyes narrow*

of course they are!

21st savagery fox (m bison), Tuesday, 26 June 2018 12:07 (one year ago) link

I full on love Stephen A now, it would be a much more boring world without him

The Desus & Mero Chain (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 26 June 2018 12:55 (one year ago) link

otm

stephen a is proof that you can troll without becoming a racist

Allen (etaeoe), Tuesday, 26 June 2018 13:32 (one year ago) link

this ilh turn on stephen a is PREPOSTEROUS and must be ADDRESSED...BUT!

gritty tigger reboot (agent hibachi), Tuesday, 26 June 2018 14:38 (one year ago) link

ive secretly always kinda liked him

gritty tigger reboot (agent hibachi), Tuesday, 26 June 2018 14:39 (one year ago) link

kuzma is very good from what I saw this year btw I would steal him from the lakes in a minute and 10 times out of 10 would take him over the lonzo circus

gritty tigger reboot (agent hibachi), Tuesday, 26 June 2018 14:41 (one year ago) link

whoa guys...stephen a is bad lol

k3vin k., Tuesday, 26 June 2018 14:47 (one year ago) link

yup

call all destroyer, Tuesday, 26 June 2018 14:50 (one year ago) link

hmm then how do u explain this

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ScHTTDqigwA

sprout god (lag∞n), Tuesday, 26 June 2018 14:56 (one year ago) link

lmao

k3vin k., Tuesday, 26 June 2018 14:57 (one year ago) link

true that was good

call all destroyer, Tuesday, 26 June 2018 15:00 (one year ago) link

stephen a is one of america’s great orators

J0rdan S., Tuesday, 26 June 2018 15:18 (one year ago) link

i think saric could clearly be a real weapon on a playoff team, i just think if the spurs are trading kawhi they have to figure out how much they want to rebuild vs contend. saric/covington/fultz & that heat pick maybe helps them do both if fultz is good... if not then i’m not sure if it accomplishes a ton. the heat have a strong incentive to plan to be not bad in 2021. i think i’d still prefer anything from the lakers.

i think lonnie walker will be really good for the spurs tho. he has potential to be a jaylen brown type player for them.

J0rdan S., Tuesday, 26 June 2018 15:29 (one year ago) link

covington is also a really interesting player to me, really solid defender and can shoot the 3. kind of didn't realize how old he was tho

k3vin k., Tuesday, 26 June 2018 15:39 (one year ago) link

i soured on him a bit during the 'offs, he's an insanely streaky shooter and if it's not going in he's useless.

call all destroyer, Tuesday, 26 June 2018 15:52 (one year ago) link

convington can be useful and he has that weird contract that actually declines over time but that's what i mean about the spurs getting caught in between... is a team of dejonte murray, patty mills, fultz, parker, manu, danny green, covington, saric, kyle anderson, aldridge and pau getting you out of the first round?

J0rdan S., Tuesday, 26 June 2018 15:52 (one year ago) link

they could probably get by a west low seed with defense and coaching but i think they would *be* a west low seed after 82 games with those guys.

call all destroyer, Tuesday, 26 June 2018 15:54 (one year ago) link

any team that gets kawhi is gonna try and be good and probably will be good so it's hard to imagine the spurs getting some great pick haul for him. so if you're taking back a bunch of players i'd just skew younger and that's why the lakers might be the only team that really makes sense... boston aside since there doesn't seem to be much any indication kawhi wants to play there

J0rdan S., Tuesday, 26 June 2018 15:56 (one year ago) link

lakers seem like the only option really, are they interested tho

ciderpress, Tuesday, 26 June 2018 16:03 (one year ago) link

This redemption arc for Stephen A Smith is an appalling turn from you guys. We should all hate Stephen A and things of that nature.

EZ Snappin, Tuesday, 26 June 2018 16:19 (one year ago) link

Also not understanding the love in for my brother, my good friend that I was just on the phone to last night Stephen A

tsrobodo, Tuesday, 26 June 2018 16:27 (one year ago) link

stephen a smith love peaks just before a recession

scopin' VARs (Sufjan Grafton), Tuesday, 26 June 2018 16:32 (one year ago) link

That's cold. Ain't his fault his hairline is that way

tsrobodo, Tuesday, 26 June 2018 17:20 (one year ago) link

Stephen A is okay. I'd rather save my hatred for Bayless and Cowherd.

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Tuesday, 26 June 2018 17:27 (one year ago) link

The whole key to being a successful sports commentator comes down to one of two categories: beloved or controversial. The beloved gig is hard to get, but once you've snuggled into the fans' affections, you're set for life. If you choose the easier controversial route, the opinions you embrace can be well-founded, stupid, far-fetched or any combination, so long as they rile up sports fans in a big way.

A is for (Aimless), Tuesday, 26 June 2018 17:41 (one year ago) link

would love to see how marv albert traversed those axes through time

scopin' VARs (Sufjan Grafton), Tuesday, 26 June 2018 18:00 (one year ago) link

The Los Angeles Clippers are trading guard Austin Rivers to the Washington Wizards for center Marcin Gortat, league sources tell ESPN.

— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) June 26, 2018

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Tuesday, 26 June 2018 23:27 (one year ago) link

money and years (1 left) are basically identical. sets up a DJ trade i suppose.

call all destroyer, Tuesday, 26 June 2018 23:31 (one year ago) link

gortat is cooked.

Hall of Fam (Spottie), Wednesday, 27 June 2018 00:00 (one year ago) link

I saw Gortat in my local supermarket in the SF Valley last month. #braggin.

officer sonny bonds, lytton pd (mayor jingleberries), Wednesday, 27 June 2018 00:01 (one year ago) link

But at least he's not Austin Rivers.

EZ Snappin, Wednesday, 27 June 2018 00:01 (one year ago) link

this thread got so much better since i posted the stephen a who was on crack vid i just keep watching it over and over

sprout god (lag∞n), Wednesday, 27 June 2018 00:22 (one year ago) link

i was loling irl just now on like my 10 viewing since i posted it

sprout god (lag∞n), Wednesday, 27 June 2018 00:23 (one year ago) link

shd prob just put it in a tab

sprout god (lag∞n), Wednesday, 27 June 2018 00:23 (one year ago) link

omg i just watched it again

sprout god (lag∞n), Wednesday, 27 June 2018 00:26 (one year ago) link

https://deadspin.com/stephen-a-smith-is-now-0-for-6-picking-the-nba-finals-1782347315

this is one of my fav ever videos

J0rdan S., Wednesday, 27 June 2018 00:32 (one year ago) link

I blame lebatard for the recent Stephen A turn of appreciation

Hall of Fam (Spottie), Wednesday, 27 June 2018 00:39 (one year ago) link

I blame lebatard for the recent Stephen A turn of appreciation

― Hall of Fam (Spottie), Tuesday, June 26, 2018 8:39 PM (two hours ago)

oh no what has he been saying

k3vin k., Wednesday, 27 June 2018 03:33 (one year ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cil7tOPh4qM

stay off the weed guys

call all destroyer, Wednesday, 27 June 2018 03:47 (one year ago) link

they love SAS and it seems like at least once a week they just cut in live on his show during an SAS rant and just sit there entertained and amazed.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VNR7YrUX2O4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PQm5Qj1FUGw

Hall of Fam (Spottie), Wednesday, 27 June 2018 03:50 (one year ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cil7tOPh4qM

stay off the weed guys

― call all destroyer, Tuesday, June 26, 2018 11:47 PM (yesterday)

wow fuck him now

k3vin k., Wednesday, 27 June 2018 04:13 (one year ago) link

he's the worst ever. SAS can eat a bowl of dicks.

Joe Gargan (dandydonweiner), Wednesday, 27 June 2018 14:34 (one year ago) link

wow are you ON CRACK

sprout god (lag∞n), Wednesday, 27 June 2018 14:45 (one year ago) link

lol you guys for reals LIKE Stephen A Smith ? im always confused by you ILH dudes

(•̪●) (carne asada), Wednesday, 27 June 2018 14:50 (one year ago) link

i like stephen a smith.... ON CRACK

sprout god (lag∞n), Wednesday, 27 June 2018 14:51 (one year ago) link

Spurs have promoted assistant coach Becky Hammon to the front of the bench, replacing James Borrego.

— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) June 27, 2018

Hall of Fam (Spottie), Wednesday, 27 June 2018 19:26 (one year ago) link

The Mavericks are actively exploring trade scenarios with the Clippers and former flame DeAndre Jordan in hopes of trading for Jordan this week, league sources tell @NYTSports. Full @nytimes coverage here: https://t.co/I7UeakZT5N

— Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) June 28, 2018

sprout god (lag∞n), Thursday, 28 June 2018 02:11 (one year ago) link

mavs are weird as per usual

sprout god (lag∞n), Thursday, 28 June 2018 02:13 (one year ago) link

luka tossing lobs to deandre and dennis smith jr doing dunks with his small hands is...its not a playoff team but itll be fun

21st savagery fox (m bison), Thursday, 28 June 2018 02:17 (one year ago) link

yeah they won't be great but that's a team i would watch for sure

call all destroyer, Thursday, 28 June 2018 02:19 (one year ago) link

huh what no we need him

Note: The Celtics cannot acquire a player like Anthony Davis because of the Rose rule. Boston is allowed to trade for only one player (Kyrie Irving) that was signed with the Rose rule.

sprout god (lag∞n), Thursday, 28 June 2018 02:42 (one year ago) link

anthony davis isn't getting traded this offseason so i'm not sure why this is news

call all destroyer, Thursday, 28 June 2018 02:53 (one year ago) link

other than that it's a really dumb clause in the cba

call all destroyer, Thursday, 28 June 2018 02:54 (one year ago) link

but like when is it ok for them to get him the nba rules are hard

sprout god (lag∞n), Thursday, 28 June 2018 02:57 (one year ago) link

on what date will the celtics acquire brow

sprout god (lag∞n), Thursday, 28 June 2018 02:57 (one year ago) link

if they trade kyrie or sign him to a new contract before acquiring a.d. this clause no longer applies

call all destroyer, Thursday, 28 June 2018 02:58 (one year ago) link

so they will trade kyrie for brow, i will miss him but life is full of difficult decisions

sprout god (lag∞n), Thursday, 28 June 2018 02:59 (one year ago) link

words of wisdom

call all destroyer, Thursday, 28 June 2018 03:01 (one year ago) link

i'm irrationally psyched that the sign 'n trade is back, baby

call all destroyer, Thursday, 28 June 2018 03:02 (one year ago) link

i feel like dre jordan shd go to a good team like whats the point of him playing out the remainder of his prime for a rebuilding mavs

sprout god (lag∞n), Thursday, 28 June 2018 03:38 (one year ago) link

what good team wants deandre?

call all destroyer, Thursday, 28 June 2018 03:41 (one year ago) link

idk it doesnt have to be like the best team but at least one looking at the playoff u know

sprout god (lag∞n), Thursday, 28 June 2018 03:41 (one year ago) link

if bron were to stay w the cavs i think dre cld help them alot (not enough to be the celtics)

sprout god (lag∞n), Thursday, 28 June 2018 03:42 (one year ago) link

(why bron is gonna leave)

sprout god (lag∞n), Thursday, 28 June 2018 03:42 (one year ago) link

when bron leaves the cavs should be honest and contract themselves

Clay, Thursday, 28 June 2018 03:45 (one year ago) link

its the right thing to do

sprout god (lag∞n), Thursday, 28 June 2018 03:47 (one year ago) link

demolish their arena light the river on fire and split town

sprout god (lag∞n), Thursday, 28 June 2018 03:47 (one year ago) link

dj would be fine on the cavs but i have no idea what the path to acquiring him would be.

the wiz could trade wing depth for him; i don't hate that?

call all destroyer, Thursday, 28 June 2018 03:49 (one year ago) link

yeah i support him on the wiz tho itd prob still turn out depressing and weird cause its the wiz

sprout god (lag∞n), Thursday, 28 June 2018 03:51 (one year ago) link

oh yeah for sure

call all destroyer, Thursday, 28 June 2018 03:52 (one year ago) link

dre seems like a chill positive guy he shdnt have to endure that

sprout god (lag∞n), Thursday, 28 June 2018 03:53 (one year ago) link

the nuggets should get DJ but for cheap, who says no

k3vin k., Thursday, 28 June 2018 03:56 (one year ago) link

looking at the clips salary situation and they seem uhhh

Clay, Thursday, 28 June 2018 03:56 (one year ago) link

dont the nuggs have a center

sprout god (lag∞n), Thursday, 28 June 2018 03:56 (one year ago) link

dj probably says no b/c he doesn't want to back up jokic

call all destroyer, Thursday, 28 June 2018 04:00 (one year ago) link

that being said if the nuggets want to make an even less logical roster than the one they already have who am i to stop them

call all destroyer, Thursday, 28 June 2018 04:02 (one year ago) link

its kind of beautiful it its own way

sprout god (lag∞n), Thursday, 28 June 2018 04:03 (one year ago) link

hey faried finally comes off the books after this season, maybe hell finally get traded

sprout god (lag∞n), Thursday, 28 June 2018 04:04 (one year ago) link

what happened to that guy exactly seems like he just faded away

Clay, Thursday, 28 June 2018 04:24 (one year ago) link

if malone really is intent on giving jokic time at the 4, DAJ >> plumlee

k3vin k., Thursday, 28 June 2018 04:39 (one year ago) link

I’m not really srs tho tbf

k3vin k., Thursday, 28 June 2018 04:40 (one year ago) link

game sort of passed faried by. tough to be a big guy who can’t pass shoot or play defense in today’s game

k3vin k., Thursday, 28 June 2018 04:41 (one year ago) link

yeah that's fair, plus i guess he relied on energy and explosion so much which have prob withered some w/ time

Clay, Thursday, 28 June 2018 05:01 (one year ago) link

Kuzma, Ingram, Hart and two-first round picks for Kawhi … WHO SAYS NO?

— Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) June 28, 2018

sprout god (lag∞n), Thursday, 28 June 2018 06:23 (one year ago) link

the elephant in the room is kawhi playing only 9 games last season due to a leg injury of unknown provenance

micah, Thursday, 28 June 2018 06:43 (one year ago) link

+being a team killer

sprout god (lag∞n), Thursday, 28 June 2018 06:46 (one year ago) link

+you could sign him as a free agent in one year

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Thursday, 28 June 2018 06:53 (one year ago) link

+being a team killer

― sprout god (lag∞n)

if the spurs are actually culpable for any of this bs kawhis camp should have leaked details by now

micah, Thursday, 28 June 2018 07:58 (one year ago) link

Ok good I’m not the only one who would be extremely nervous about acquiring kawhi

There’s some chance he’s just never that good again right

gritty tigger reboot (agent hibachi), Thursday, 28 June 2018 10:54 (one year ago) link

missing a full season for any injury other than a broken bone is nagl

also kawhi is 27 tomorrow. happy birthday

micah, Thursday, 28 June 2018 11:58 (one year ago) link

Do we know for sure that the injury kept him off the court and not whatever behind the scenes aggro with the team?

I remember Parker and Ginobili intimating that he was healthy enough to play

tsrobodo, Thursday, 28 June 2018 13:22 (one year ago) link

Either way, nagl. I think he’ll never be the same.

Jeff, Thursday, 28 June 2018 13:29 (one year ago) link

Boston is allowed to trade for only one player (Kyrie Irving)

cursed phrase

ciderpress, Thursday, 28 June 2018 13:53 (one year ago) link

re: the injury, if you buy what kawhi's camp and doctors say, the spurs med staff misdiagnosed his injury as tendinopathy when it's actually ossification and therefore requires a totally different treatment, including more rest than what tony parker had (who DID have tendinopathy). so, if that's right, the spurs may have risked exacerbating his injury and isaiah thomasing him into getting re-injured before a contract year. if that's true, and various spurs reps were taking your injury news as basically made up or exaggerated or whatever, you might be kinda pissed and feel betrayed

21st savagery fox (m bison), Thursday, 28 June 2018 14:18 (one year ago) link

+you could sign him as a free agent in one year

― reggae mike love (polyphonic), Thursday, June 28, 2018 1:53 AM (seven hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

not necessarily. if LAL gets 2 max dudes this summer, they're capped out. if they can trade for him they can add 2 FAs plus him plus a bunch of minimum contracts.

21st savagery fox (m bison), Thursday, 28 June 2018 14:29 (one year ago) link

Sources on ESPN: Oklahoma City Thunder star Paul George informs franchise that he is not opting into final year of his contract and will become an unrestricted free agent. https://t.co/skRquzhnjb

— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) June 28, 2018

sprout god (lag∞n), Thursday, 28 June 2018 14:52 (one year ago) link

heyooo

k3vin k., Thursday, 28 June 2018 15:03 (one year ago) link

lets get messy

k3vin k., Thursday, 28 June 2018 15:03 (one year ago) link

re: the injury, if you buy what kawhi's camp and doctors say, the spurs med staff misdiagnosed his injury as tendinopathy when it's actually ossification and therefore requires a totally different treatment, including more rest than what tony parker had (who DID have tendinopathy). so, if that's right, the spurs may have risked exacerbating his injury and isaiah thomasing him into getting re-injured before a contract year. if that's true, and various spurs reps were taking your injury news as basically made up or exaggerated or whatever, you might be kinda pissed and feel betrayed

― 21st savagery fox (m bison), Thursday, June 28, 2018 7:18 AM (fifty-two minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

that makes a certain amount of sense but at the same time i feel like the Spurs are so good at handling things normally that there's something iffy about how Kawhi and co. handled this, like his insistence on going to L.A. specifically vs merely wanting off the Spurs makes me feel as though he was both checked out and he had eyes for L.A. long before all this. My thought is the team kind of knew or had hints of this in some way and their frustration started to boil over.

omar little, Thursday, 28 June 2018 15:15 (one year ago) link

def a weird smell

sprout god (lag∞n), Thursday, 28 June 2018 15:32 (one year ago) link

definitely, especially since a lot of the rumors of his discontent were before the public comments. i don't take everything coming out of the kawhi camp at face value.

21st savagery fox (m bison), Thursday, 28 June 2018 16:04 (one year ago) link

The Spurs are fully engaged in trade talks with several teams on Kawhi Leonard, including the Lakers and Celtics, league sources tell ESPN. Boston has long had the assets that the Spurs most covet in a potential Leonard trade.

— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) June 28, 2018

21st savagery fox (m bison), Thursday, 28 June 2018 16:05 (one year ago) link

Rumblings of a Godfather Lakers offer for San Antonio's Kawhi Leonard have rival teams wondering if anyone else can compete here. The latest summer of LeBron has officially begun...

— Sam Amick (@sam_amick) June 28, 2018

GET THE MOTHERFUCKING FARM, POP AND RC

21st savagery fox (m bison), Thursday, 28 June 2018 16:10 (one year ago) link

i dont think the lakers have a godfather offer tho

sprout god (lag∞n), Thursday, 28 June 2018 16:33 (one year ago) link

if lonzo somehow ends up on the Spurs that would interest me

ciderpress, Thursday, 28 June 2018 16:39 (one year ago) link

lonzo seems like a great spur. his dad otoh...

and yeah lagoon otm, if anyone is capable of making the godfather offer it's boston. though not sure they should

k3vin k., Thursday, 28 June 2018 16:44 (one year ago) link

wld be funny if they traded hayward tho for him lol

k3vin k., Thursday, 28 June 2018 16:44 (one year ago) link

So @stephenasmith just said on @FirstTake that LeBron texted Kevin Durant about going to LA. LEGGGGOOOOOOO

— Pablo S. Torre (@PabloTorre) June 28, 2018

Hall of Fam (Spottie), Thursday, 28 June 2018 16:47 (one year ago) link

wld be funny if they traded hayward tho for him lol

― k3vin k., Thursday, June 28, 2018 12:44 PM (three minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

i cld be wrong but i dont think theyll deal horford or hayward cause that hurts their credibility with future big free agents, kyrie tho...

sprout god (lag∞n), Thursday, 28 June 2018 16:50 (one year ago) link

just gonna lay it all on the table here i want them to trade kyrie for kawhi so the celtics can have a complete starting lineup of 6-8 guys

sprout god (lag∞n), Thursday, 28 June 2018 16:51 (one year ago) link

i need to see it

sprout god (lag∞n), Thursday, 28 June 2018 16:53 (one year ago) link

its the culmination of the small ball era: mid ball

sprout god (lag∞n), Thursday, 28 June 2018 16:53 (one year ago) link

wing ball

Hall of Fam (Spottie), Thursday, 28 June 2018 16:54 (one year ago) link

kyrie or ingram + kuz?

sprout god (lag∞n), Thursday, 28 June 2018 16:57 (one year ago) link

(celtics have much better draft picks to offer if it comes down to that)

sprout god (lag∞n), Thursday, 28 June 2018 16:57 (one year ago) link

This doesn't guarantee Kawhi Leonard is going to the Lakers this week -- since San Antonio could always trade him elsewhere and/or drag things out -- but league sources say of the Spurs: "They're ready" to move on from Kawhi

— Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) June 28, 2018

sprout god (lag∞n), Thursday, 28 June 2018 17:08 (one year ago) link

what a world

J0rdan S., Thursday, 28 June 2018 17:16 (one year ago) link

i think weve officially exited the "superstars dont change teams very often" era