2019 nba OFFSEASON news, rumors, drama, and recriminations

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let's fire up the offseason!

call all destroyer, Thursday, 11 April 2019 15:30 (five months ago) link

Vlade Divac is pushing to consolidate his power as Kings top basketball executive, seriously weighing dismissal of coach Dave Joerger, league sources tell ESPN. Divac/Joerger set for meeting today. Joerger led Kings young core to a 39 win season. He has a year left on deal.

— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) April 11, 2019

call all destroyer, Thursday, 11 April 2019 15:31 (five months ago) link

kings gonna kangz

but I can't let Trae do it I got Huerter on my mind (Spottie), Thursday, 11 April 2019 15:39 (five months ago) link

suns hired a new senior vice president of basketball operations
http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/26489024/bower-gets-suns-front-office-vp-job
apparently sarver brought in.... larry fitzgerald to help with interviews?

but I can't let Trae do it I got Huerter on my mind (Spottie), Thursday, 11 April 2019 15:43 (five months ago) link

james jones hired as suns GM

Divac is set to fire Joerger in meeting today says woj

but I can't let Trae do it I got Huerter on my mind (Spottie), Thursday, 11 April 2019 16:05 (five months ago) link

unbelievable

call all destroyer, Thursday, 11 April 2019 16:23 (five months ago) link

love to get fired for being too good at the job

ciderpress, Thursday, 11 April 2019 16:43 (five months ago) link

kings gon king

lag∞n, Thursday, 11 April 2019 17:15 (five months ago) link

james jones hired as suns GM

― but I can't let Trae do it I got Huerter on my mind (Spottie), Thursday, April 11, 2019 12:05 PM (one hour ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

lebron trade incoming

lag∞n, Thursday, 11 April 2019 17:16 (five months ago) link

haha yes it needs to happen

but I can't let Trae do it I got Huerter on my mind (Spottie), Thursday, 11 April 2019 17:21 (five months ago) link

#tradebron

call all destroyer, Thursday, 11 April 2019 17:23 (five months ago) link

Wolves suddenly seem to have put Ryan Saunders deal on pause.... want Joerger so bad....

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 11 April 2019 17:56 (five months ago) link

Joerger did do some head-butting in Memphis iirc so I wonder if Vlade's maybe not quite 100% to blame for the failure of their interpersonal dynamic.

Evans on Hammond (evol j), Thursday, 11 April 2019 18:11 (five months ago) link

i do wonder about joerger. apparently he has beef with young players. he may hate the wolves if thats the case.

but I can't let Trae do it I got Huerter on my mind (Spottie), Thursday, 11 April 2019 18:20 (five months ago) link

joeger seems like a pain in the ass, but he can coach

call all destroyer, Thursday, 11 April 2019 18:21 (five months ago) link

maybe he's Scott Skiles 2.0, a guy who can deliver some on-court results but quickly wears out his welcome.

Evans on Hammond (evol j), Thursday, 11 April 2019 18:26 (five months ago) link

was thinking the same, doesnt seem like the right guy for the wolves moody millennials

lag∞n, Thursday, 11 April 2019 18:33 (five months ago) link

Sources: The Memphis Grizzlies are firing coach J.B. Bickerstaff.

— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) April 11, 2019

lag∞n, Thursday, 11 April 2019 19:57 (five months ago) link

cleaning house

The Grizzlies dismissed coach J.B. Bickerstaff and reassigned GM Chris Wallace to a scouting capacity in the front office, league sources tell ESPN. VP John Hollinger will also move into a senior advisory role.

— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) April 11, 2019

lag∞n, Thursday, 11 April 2019 19:58 (five months ago) link

wow, finally

call all destroyer, Thursday, 11 April 2019 20:02 (five months ago) link

Bickerstaff seems like an assistant lifer

but I can't let Trae do it I got Huerter on my mind (Spottie), Thursday, 11 April 2019 20:09 (five months ago) link

Larry drew and Cavs part ways

but I can't let Trae do it I got Huerter on my mind (Spottie), Thursday, 11 April 2019 21:03 (five months ago) link

fantastic

lag∞n, Friday, 12 April 2019 00:32 (five months ago) link

No words

— Mike Conley (@mconley11) April 11, 2019

but I can't let Trae do it I got Huerter on my mind (Spottie), Friday, 12 April 2019 02:41 (five months ago) link

Haha I’d like to see the cap math on those two squads. I guess the knicks would be paying boogie in soup cans?

Evans on Hammond (evol j), Friday, 12 April 2019 04:05 (five months ago) link

like walton out, ty lue and monty williams frontrunners

lmao

k3vin k., Friday, 12 April 2019 20:24 (five months ago) link

cmon

ciderpress, Friday, 12 April 2019 20:29 (five months ago) link

Jason Kidd also in the mix, i.e. thank you god

omar little, Friday, 12 April 2019 20:30 (five months ago) link

who is making these decisions???

call all destroyer, Friday, 12 April 2019 20:30 (five months ago) link

it shd be kidd, i feel strongly

lag∞n, Friday, 12 April 2019 20:30 (five months ago) link

with all thats going wrong in the world its important to reflect on our blessings, the illustrious lakers have become the worst nba franchise

lag∞n, Friday, 12 April 2019 20:32 (five months ago) link

call me when they send Pelinka packing

(•̪●) (carne asada), Friday, 12 April 2019 20:32 (five months ago) link

kinda hilarious when sacramento is seen as an upgrade to LA

officer sonny bonds, lytton pd (mayor jingleberries), Friday, 12 April 2019 20:32 (five months ago) link

people may point to that as evidence against LeBron being the GOAT but i feel the opposite. xxp

omar little, Friday, 12 April 2019 20:33 (five months ago) link

call your senator and urge them to support he lakers hiring jason kidd in this dark time

Clay, Friday, 12 April 2019 20:39 (five months ago) link

#BreakingNews #Lakers new head coach Jason Kidd pic.twitter.com/fOCz8ppn9H

— Terez Owens (@TerezOwens) April 12, 2019

omar little, Friday, 12 April 2019 20:41 (five months ago) link

madness

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Friday, 12 April 2019 21:22 (five months ago) link

omg

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 12 April 2019 21:25 (five months ago) link

(that's fake btw)

but I can't let Trae do it I got Huerter on my mind (Spottie), Friday, 12 April 2019 21:35 (five months ago) link

David Griffin VP of Bball Opps for New Orleans

but I can't let Trae do it I got Huerter on my mind (Spottie), Friday, 12 April 2019 21:36 (five months ago) link

haha tbh with the Lakers you can't tell

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 12 April 2019 21:36 (five months ago) link

congrats to dave griffin for getting the job where you trade anthony davis

Clay, Friday, 12 April 2019 21:49 (five months ago) link

lol

lag∞n, Friday, 12 April 2019 21:52 (five months ago) link

Maybe he’ll bring lebron to New Orleans lol

but I can't let Trae do it I got Huerter on my mind (Spottie), Friday, 12 April 2019 21:56 (five months ago) link

bron for brow

lag∞n, Friday, 12 April 2019 21:58 (five months ago) link

str8 up

but I can't let Trae do it I got Huerter on my mind (Spottie), Friday, 12 April 2019 21:58 (five months ago) link

what can lebrown do for you

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Friday, 12 April 2019 22:08 (five months ago) link

maybe the Lakers should give Thibs a call

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 12 April 2019 22:45 (five months ago) link

one of the whiteboy youtube basketball celebs might actually be good

High-level Hoop Summit game with a monster showing from Nico Mannion. He was tremendous all week in practice also. Excellent blend of scoring instincts, passing feel, toughness at 6'3. Game comes easy to him. Have been really impressed with him at every stop since the U16 Euros. pic.twitter.com/DMDgE3akN2

— Mike Schmitz (@Mike_Schmitz) April 13, 2019

lag∞n, Saturday, 13 April 2019 17:19 (five months ago) link

Luke Walton to the kangz

but I can't let Trae do it I got Huerter on my mind (Spottie), Saturday, 13 April 2019 20:24 (five months ago) link

that was fast

k3vin k., Saturday, 13 April 2019 21:13 (five months ago) link

I like it

Clay, Saturday, 13 April 2019 21:14 (five months ago) link

yeah good fit

lag∞n, Sunday, 14 April 2019 02:33 (five months ago) link

Breaking news: Zion declared for the draft

EZ Snappin, Monday, 15 April 2019 22:21 (five months ago) link

need to see him on the hawks

lag∞n, Monday, 15 April 2019 22:42 (five months ago) link

traeon must happen

be the 2 chainz you want 2 see in the world (m bison), Monday, 15 April 2019 22:44 (five months ago) link

hmm hadn't thought of that but i'm all for it now

ciderpress, Monday, 15 April 2019 22:50 (five months ago) link

I will call up my spindly hairless friend Adam Silver and tell him what must happen.

Fetchboy, Monday, 15 April 2019 22:52 (five months ago) link

need to see him on the suns so i can watch him is what im thinking. but come to thin of it that would mean ticket prices would rise... so i am ok with this hawks vision. just not the knicks they deserve nothing good.

but I can't let Trae do it I got Huerter on my mind (Spottie), Monday, 15 April 2019 23:06 (five months ago) link

the ugly knicks must not be allowed to associate with beautiful zion

lag∞n, Monday, 15 April 2019 23:11 (five months ago) link

Lottery odds:

New York 14.0%
Cleveland 14.0%
Phoenix 14.0%
Chicago 12.5%
Atlanta 10.5%
Washington 9.0%
New Orleans 6.0%
Memphis 6.0%
Dallas 6.0%
Minnesota 3.0%
Los Angeles Lakers 2.0%
Charlotte 1.0%
Miami 1.0%
Sacramento (to Boston or to Philadelphia) . 1.0%

Fetchboy, Monday, 15 April 2019 23:18 (five months ago) link

Cleveland reloading with Zion would be kind of wild

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 16 April 2019 02:01 (five months ago) link

luka + zion 4ever

Clay, Tuesday, 16 April 2019 02:03 (five months ago) link

oh god dont put that in the universe i need the mavs to stink a lil while longer

be the 2 chainz you want 2 see in the world (m bison), Tuesday, 16 April 2019 02:05 (five months ago) link

If there's any truth to the Kristaps case then hopefully they will.

Fetchboy, Tuesday, 16 April 2019 02:24 (five months ago) link

doncic-kristaps-zion would be a fuckin wet dream

k3vin k., Tuesday, 16 April 2019 02:26 (five months ago) link

if the kristaps thing had any legs i feel like we would know by now

call all destroyer, Tuesday, 16 April 2019 02:27 (five months ago) link

feel like being a third option would be amazing for him

k3vin k., Tuesday, 16 April 2019 02:36 (five months ago) link

uh oh boogie looked pissed

Clay, Tuesday, 16 April 2019 02:53 (five months ago) link

oops wrong hoop thread

Clay, Tuesday, 16 April 2019 02:53 (five months ago) link

the plot thickens???

Andrew Lopez@_Andrew_Lopez

David Griffin on Anthony Davis: "We have a long successful history with Klutch Sports. Rich Paul and I have spoke about Anthony. We are both excited about what we could potentially build here."

but I can't let Trae do it I got Huerter on my mind (Spottie), Wednesday, 17 April 2019 18:18 (five months ago) link

Anthony Davis looks at the Pelicans and asks "why?" David Griffin looks at them and asks "why not?"

A is for (Aimless), Wednesday, 17 April 2019 18:22 (five months ago) link

that would be good for basketball reasons but not sure if i buy it

ciderpress, Wednesday, 17 April 2019 18:22 (five months ago) link

they gotta pretend theyre not gonna trade him

lag∞n, Wednesday, 17 April 2019 18:30 (five months ago) link

natch

but I can't let Trae do it I got Huerter on my mind (Spottie), Wednesday, 17 April 2019 18:31 (five months ago) link

but also it would be cool if they didnt

but I can't let Trae do it I got Huerter on my mind (Spottie), Wednesday, 17 April 2019 18:32 (five months ago) link

he wore the thats all folks shirt its too late

lag∞n, Wednesday, 17 April 2019 18:33 (five months ago) link

but that wasnt his choice

but I can't let Trae do it I got Huerter on my mind (Spottie), Wednesday, 17 April 2019 18:35 (five months ago) link

doesnt matter if u wear the shirt u wear the shirt

lag∞n, Wednesday, 17 April 2019 18:37 (five months ago) link

debatable

but I can't let Trae do it I got Huerter on my mind (Spottie), Wednesday, 17 April 2019 18:38 (five months ago) link

i interpreted the shirt as 'end of season' not 'i am going to another team'

ciderpress, Wednesday, 17 April 2019 18:42 (five months ago) link

good, kemba needs new horizons

Report: Hornets not trading for Marc Gasol soured Kemba Walker on Hornets https://t.co/NP7caELIRW

— Kurt Helin (@basketballtalk) April 19, 2019

lag∞n, Friday, 19 April 2019 15:16 (five months ago) link

http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/26560005/sources-lue-meeting-lakers-vacancy

sounds like it's Lue, Juwan Howard or Monty Williams

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 19 April 2019 16:20 (five months ago) link

lol

call all destroyer, Friday, 19 April 2019 17:33 (five months ago) link

i pity whoever it is

lag∞n, Friday, 19 April 2019 17:37 (five months ago) link

... unless it is Scott Skiles.

A is for (Aimless), Friday, 19 April 2019 17:48 (five months ago) link

Sad that Mark Jackson isn't on the shortlist anymore.

Fetchboy, Friday, 19 April 2019 18:08 (five months ago) link

that klutch connection may have been a bridge too far for people to handle

but I can't let Trae do it I got Huerter on my mind (Spottie), Friday, 19 April 2019 18:09 (five months ago) link

really wanted to see j kidd cannonball pointlessly into those waters.

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Friday, 19 April 2019 19:19 (five months ago) link

waht

Report: Lakers have no plans to replace Magic Johnson, who’ll still help team recruit FAs https://t.co/vOdRcvt4BR

— Kurt Helin (@basketballtalk) April 22, 2019

lag∞n, Monday, 22 April 2019 17:27 (four months ago) link

lakers are all like when you think about it what even is a president of basketball operations?

call all destroyer, Monday, 22 April 2019 18:40 (four months ago) link

lakers are all magic doesnt work here and he does work here

lag∞n, Monday, 22 April 2019 18:44 (four months ago) link

magic gonna recruit players to LA by assuring them he won't be around to fuck things up

person industrial complex (voodoo chili), Monday, 22 April 2019 18:50 (four months ago) link

If the recent past is an indicator, Magic will recruit free agents by tampering with them.

A is for (Aimless), Monday, 22 April 2019 20:34 (four months ago) link

i love being tampered with

ciderpress, Monday, 22 April 2019 20:35 (four months ago) link

Igor fired

but I can't let Trae do it I got Huerter on my mind (Spottie), Tuesday, 23 April 2019 04:47 (four months ago) link

bad luke walton news out there

Clay, Tuesday, 23 April 2019 04:49 (four months ago) link

yeah saw that

but I can't let Trae do it I got Huerter on my mind (Spottie), Tuesday, 23 April 2019 04:57 (four months ago) link

devin booker has had 5 coaches in 5 years very stable around here

but I can't let Trae do it I got Huerter on my mind (Spottie), Tuesday, 23 April 2019 05:36 (four months ago) link

really wanted to see j kidd cannonball pointlessly into those waters.

― Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Friday, 19 April 2019 19:19 (four days ago) Permalink

New story: Jason Kidd interviewed with Rob Pelinka and Kurt Rambis for the Lakers' head coaching vacancy on Monday, league sources told ESPN https://t.co/4X2tVJVR1U

— Dave McMenamin (@mcten) April 23, 2019

omar little, Tuesday, 23 April 2019 20:51 (four months ago) link

jeannie cant control herself letting dumb ass laker cast offs of yore run everything into the goddamn ground

officer sonny bonds, lytton pd (mayor jingleberries), Tuesday, 23 April 2019 21:15 (four months ago) link

i would read a robert caro-style bio of kurt rambis. dude is unkillable.

call all destroyer, Tuesday, 23 April 2019 21:20 (four months ago) link

hahaha can he replicate the success he had coaching the legendary Rambis-era Timberwolves?

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 23 April 2019 21:38 (four months ago) link

so close to the dream!

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Wednesday, 24 April 2019 01:15 (four months ago) link

i dont think id want to be the team that maxes klay

micah, Thursday, 25 April 2019 07:37 (four months ago) link

oooh dang yeah

be the 2 chainz you want 2 see in the world (m bison), Thursday, 25 April 2019 10:46 (four months ago) link

itll be an overpay for his narrow skillset and its really hard to win a chip burning that level of cap on a role player

micah, Thursday, 25 April 2019 11:47 (four months ago) link

I think he can do a lot more than he’s showed as a third banana.

Just because he’s not as good as two of the three best players of the decade doesn’t mean he’s not really fucking good

mourning joe (voodoo chili), Thursday, 25 April 2019 12:39 (four months ago) link

i dont think he'll be the worst player that gets maxed this offseason

ciderpress, Thursday, 25 April 2019 13:45 (four months ago) link

bucher is like 10% trustable but this is funny if true

"My understanding is that there were some emails that were exchanged between Rob and Jeanie…about Magic and about what Magic was and wasn’t doing," Bucher told Cowherd.

If this betrayal from someone he describes as "his sister" wasn't enough, the way Johnson found out about their gossip only put salt in the wound.

"Somehow, someway, Jeanie, from what I understand, was CC’ing or blind CC’ing Magic on everything. That was sort of protocol. Standard issue," Bucher explained. "Somehow, the exchange between Rob and Jeanie ended up on that string of the blind CC’s that were going to Magic. So, Magic now is seeing emails from Rob to Jeanie that were critical of what he was doing... so when he talked about the backstabbing, to me, my understanding that’s what started it."

Today, Magic subtweeted "the truth will always come to light".

but I can't let Trae do it I got Huerter on my mind (Spottie), Thursday, 25 April 2019 16:29 (four months ago) link

i read that and then saw the source lol

call all destroyer, Thursday, 25 April 2019 16:32 (four months ago) link

yeah haha

but I can't let Trae do it I got Huerter on my mind (Spottie), Thursday, 25 April 2019 16:33 (four months ago) link

how does bucher still have a job

be the 2 chainz you want 2 see in the world (m bison), Thursday, 25 April 2019 17:20 (four months ago) link

yes yesss

Rumor: Lakers want to make Kurt Rambis associate head coach https://t.co/8oecL5cU0T

— Kurt Helin (@basketballtalk) April 25, 2019

lag∞n, Thursday, 25 April 2019 21:01 (four months ago) link

what does 'associate' head coach mean exactly? do other teams have one? also lol

but I can't let Trae do it I got Huerter on my mind (Spottie), Thursday, 25 April 2019 21:04 (four months ago) link

for anyone interested here is the 17 minute Russ exit interview. i think he even answers questions from the guy that he's been spurning for the last couple years. The gum chewing tho <<<<<<
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DiM14B957Mo
he's a fascinating dude

but I can't let Trae do it I got Huerter on my mind (Spottie), Thursday, 25 April 2019 21:16 (four months ago) link

is associate head coach just assistant head coach?

but I can't let Trae do it I got Huerter on my mind (Spottie), Thursday, 25 April 2019 21:17 (four months ago) link

i think associate HC has a slightly elevated level of ranking/prestige/salary maybe. also maybe next in line should something unfortunate happen to Jason Kidd/Ty Lue...?

omar little, Thursday, 25 April 2019 21:20 (four months ago) link

iirc a couple few teams have done it before as a way to lure an ex head coach who still has prospects in the big seat but i cant remember who it was

lag∞n, Thursday, 25 April 2019 21:44 (four months ago) link

ah

Tom Thibodeau - Associate Head Coach. Tom Thibodeau embarks on his third season as an assistant coach with the Boston Celtics and his 18th year of coaching in the NBA.
Tom Thibodeau - Associate Head Coach | Boston Celtics - NBA.com

lag∞n, Thursday, 25 April 2019 21:46 (four months ago) link

*he hadnt head coached yet but was hott

lag∞n, Thursday, 25 April 2019 21:46 (four months ago) link

Brian Shaw - Wikipedia
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brian_Shaw
Brian Keith Shaw (born March 22, 1966) is an American retired professional basketball player and former head coach for the Denver Nuggets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). .... He was later promoted to associate head coach.

Jeff Bzdelik - Wikipedia
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeff_Bzdelik
Jeffrey Joseph Bzdelik (born December 1, 1952) is an American basketball coach who is associate coach of the Houston Rockets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He was head coach of the Denver Nuggets in the NBA for slightly over two .... On June 1, 2016, Bzdelik became associate head coach of the Houston ...

76ers hire Mike D'Antoni as associate head coach - ESPN Video
www.espn.com/video/clip?id=14396811
ESPN NBA Insider Amin Elhassan discusses why the 76ers hired Mike D'Antoni as an associate head coach.

lag∞n, Thursday, 25 April 2019 21:47 (four months ago) link

Hm good info but still kinda confusing

but I can't let Trae do it I got Huerter on my mind (Spottie), Thursday, 25 April 2019 22:03 (four months ago) link

oh man this needs to happen. iirc some not-great things were said about rambis and his relationship with players when he left the knicks.

call all destroyer, Thursday, 25 April 2019 22:08 (four months ago) link

in that thibodeau season doc wld sit down when the celtics were on D and thibs wld stand up

lag∞n, Thursday, 25 April 2019 22:08 (four months ago) link

thibs is bummer central

lag∞n, Thursday, 25 April 2019 22:17 (four months ago) link

The uncertainty that hung over the San Antonio Spurs last April is not there this year. Despite losing in the first round for a second consecutive year, the Spurs enter the offseason with a much clearer path.

The Kawhi Leonard cloud is now replaced with a foundation of youth, role players and All-Star-level veterans. The Spurs not only will return 11 players, including the starting five, but also welcome back injured guard Dejounte Murray, who missed the entire 2018-19 season.

On the coaching front, once Gregg Popovich formally commits to return for his 24th season as San Antonio Spurs coach, he's expected to sign a three-year contract that will keep him as the highest-paid coach in the NBA, according to a report by ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

Now eliminated from the postseason, let's look ahead to the free agency, draft and trade decisions facing the Spurs this offseason.

Get more team-by-team NBA offseason guides here

The youth movement
The Spurs' No. 24 ranking league-wide in average roster age would indicate that this is an old team in need of an overhaul. But that ranking doesn't capture the fact that San Antonio returns eight players who have a mere 17 years of combined NBA experience. It also doesn't reflect the three additional draft picks on the way in June.

The Spurs' Surprising Youth
PLAYER/PICK AGE* YOS*
First-rounder (own) TBD 0
First-rounder (TOR) TBD 0
Second-rounder (own) TBD 0
Lonnie Walker IV 20 1
Chimezie Metu 22 1
Drew Eubanks 22 1
Dejounte Murray 23 3
Jakob Poeltl 24 3
Derrick White 25 2
Bryn Forbes 26 3
Davis Bertans 26 3
*Entering 2019 season
The concept of developing players is nothing new to the Spurs organization. The principles that were put in place in the late 1990s still exist for Derrick White, Murray, Bryn Forbes and Jakob Poeltl.

Charlotte Hornets head coach James Borrego, a former Spurs assistant, summarized it best in that piece above. "The reason we were able to sustain the success was these young, core pieces were able to develop at the right rate," he said. "And we had good players around them. Put that together with very good development coaches, and it was a wonderful formula to build these young guys. I think it was also a mixture of learning from great veterans, high-IQ basketball players. Put that together with the great development coaching that goes on there, and then the process there is probably the third layer.

"You're not thrust into an area where you're asked to do too much too early. You would ease your way into a role there in San Antonio, whether that's through the G League at times, whether that's through sitting on the bench, in practice. But you're able through all of that to watch great basketball, watch high-IQ basketball players taught by very good coaches. Then, when your time was called, all these guys seemed ready."

What the Spurs have mastered is having in place an infrastructure of young players ready to step into starting roles when veterans age or retire. That formula is why the product the Spurs put on the court is sustainable each season, and that should be no different in 2019-20.

The early free agency of DeMar DeRozan
The first order of business for the Spurs this offseason is to treat DeRozan like a free agent. DeRozan is under contract through the 2020-21 season, but he has a player option that could see him enter free agency a year early.

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While some would say that DeRozan is unlikely to opt out of his $27.7 million contract in 2020-21, San Antonio has to take a proactive approach when it comes to an extension for these reasons:

1. The free-agent class of 2020

Outside of Anthony Davis, who is likely to be moved in the offseason and re-sign with his new team, DeRozan and Draymond Green rank among the best available unrestricted free agents in 2020.

Unlike the 2019 class that is deep with All-Stars, the group of free agents in 2020 consist of players who signed lucrative contracts during the salary-cap spike of 2016 (Evan Turner and Bismack Biyombo) and veterans such as Kyle Lowry, Paul Millsap, Danilo Gallinari and Serge Ibaka who will see significant financial reductions on their new deals.

2. Cap space in 2020

Though the league now projects the cap to come in at $116 million, down $2 million from earlier projections, the summer of 2020 could have close to 20 teams with significant cap space. Even with a DeRozan extension, San Antonio would be one of the teams with close to max room.

It won't be quite the same as 2016, but next summer will see teams having more money to spend on a shallow crop of free agents.

3. The extension option

DeRozan benefits from the veteran extension rules being changed in the 2017 CBA, allowing teams to give a maximum salary increase of 120 percent. Under the 2011 CBA that number was 107.5 percent.

Starting on July 6, San Antonio can amend his contract and eliminate the player option in 2020-21. Doing so would see his cap hit increase from $27.7 million to $33.3 million for that season. How the Spurs structure the remaining years would depend on the comfort level in salary and years for a player who will turn 31 in the first year of an extension.

Here is what a four-year, $149.1 million extension would look like compared to what DeRozan could sign in free agency on a max deal with a new team.

Extension Vs. Max Deal With New Team
YEAR SPURS NEW TEAM AGE
2020-21 $33.3M $40.6M 31
2021-22 $35.9M $42.6M 32
2022-23 $38.6M $44.7M 33
2023-24 $41.3M $46.7M 34
Total $149.1 $174.6
This extension is equal to the max amount a free agent with 7-9 years of service could earn when signing with a team using cap space. This is not to say that the Spurs should offer DeRozan the maximum allowed in an extension, or that the guard would even receive that amount as a free agent if he opts out next summer. But it shows that the Spurs have an opportunity to lock up a strong lead guard in the prime of his career.

One thing to keep an eye on regarding an extension is that San Antonio has taken an aggressive approach not allowing its own veterans to hit free agency. We saw that in October 2017, when LaMarcus Aldridge received a two-year $50 million extension.

Summer cap breakdown
Spurs Projected Cap Sheet
PLAYER 2019-20 SALARY
1. DeMar DeRozan $27,739,975
2. LaMarcus Aldridge $26,000,000
3. Patty Mills $12,428,571
4. Davis Bertans $7,000,000
5. Marco Belinelli $5,846,154
6. Jakob Poeltl $3,754,886
7. Bryn Forbes $2,875,000
8. Lonnie Walker IV $2,760,480
9. Dejounte Murray $2,321,735
10. Derrick White $1,948,080
11. Chimezie Metu $1,416,852
12. Drew Eubanks Two Way
13. First-rounder (own) (free agent hold) $2,794,440
14. First-rounder (via TOR) (free agent hold) $1,947,960
15. Rudy Gay1 (free agent hold) $13,113,360
16. Dante Cunningham2 (free agent hold) $2,984,400
17. Quincy Pondexter2 (free agent hold) $1,618,486
18. Ben Moore3 (free agent hold) $1,443,842
Pau Gasol (waiver) $5,074,856
Total $123.1 million
Salary cap $109.0 million
1. Early Bird
2. Non-Bird
3. Restricted non-Bird
The buyout of Pau Gasol gave the Spurs some minor financial relief, but the team will still be operating right at the cap when July approaches.

Expect San Antonio to have the full $9.2 million midlevel exception available. The Spurs will also have early Bird rights on Rudy Gay to sign him and exceed the salary cap. The Spurs do not have the biannual exception.

Spurs Projected Depth Chart
PG SG SF PF C
D. White B. Forbes D. DeRozan L. Aldridge J. Poeltl
D. Murray P. Mills M. Belinelli D. Bertans D. Eubanks (2)
L. Walker IV C. Metu
2 = Two way
Resources available to build the roster

The draft (two first-round picks)

Cash to buy draft picks

Own free agents: Rudy Gay, Dante Cunningham and Quincy Pondexter

$9.2 midlevel exception

The return of Murray

Restrictions
Aldridge has a 15 percent trade bonus in his contract, currently valued at $7.5 million.

Here is how the bonus would be spread out if Aldridge were traded before or after July 1 (when the 2019-20 league year officially begins):

LaMarcus Aldridge Trade Bonus
SEASON BEFORE JULY 1 AFTER JULY 1
2018-19 $3.3M N/A
2019-20 $3.3M $5.8M
2020-21 $954K $1.7M
Extension candidates
When Murray steps onto the court for training camp in October, the guard will have just turned 23. He will also be one year removed from tearing his right ACL in a game against the Rockets. While the Spurs will proceed with caution, one thing the front office will need to take into consideration is a possible rookie extension.

Murray is eligible for a four-year extension with the Spurs, having until Oct. 21 to reach an agreement. (While the Spurs could offer a five-year extension, it would have to be for the max.) Poeltl also is eligible, though since he and Murray were drafted in 2016 they both will carry low cap holds if they get to 2020 free agency -- $6.9 million for Murray and $11.2 million for Poeltl.

Depending on what happens with DeRozan, San Antonio could have create least $30 million in room in 2020 by holding off on new deals for their young players. And the Spurs haven't been aggressive with rookie extensions in the past. Tony Parker is the lone first-round pick signed to a rookie extension under this front office.

Besides DeRozan, Patty Mills (Aug. 4) and Aldridge (Oct. 1) are eligible for veteran extensions.

The draft assets
The Spurs have proved that there is value outside of the lottery. Of the players on the roster drafted by the Spurs, none was selected in the top 14.

Now with three selections in June, including two in the first round, the player development program in San Antonio will once again have a significant opportunity.

Here's how ESPN's Jonathan Givony and Mike Schmitz have San Antonio picking in June:

No. 19 (own): Talen Horton-Tucker | G/F | Iowa State

No. 29 (via Toronto): KZ Okpala | F | Stanford

No. 49 (own): Tremont Waters | PG | LSU

The Spurs own all their future first-round picks.

lag∞n, Wednesday, 1 May 2019 03:44 (four months ago) link

bless u friend

be the 2 chainz you want 2 see in the world (m bison), Wednesday, 1 May 2019 03:49 (four months ago) link

also the spurs should...not extend demar

be the 2 chainz you want 2 see in the world (m bison), Wednesday, 1 May 2019 03:53 (four months ago) link

and they should see if there's any market for Aldridge.

EZ Snappin, Wednesday, 1 May 2019 03:57 (four months ago) link

totally. poeltl is good enough to be a starting C in this league right now and they can surround him with shooters.

be the 2 chainz you want 2 see in the world (m bison), Wednesday, 1 May 2019 04:00 (four months ago) link

god just looking at that max salary for derozan is making me shudder. DD's ideal place on a title team is...the 6th man. not as much of a defensive liability against the 2nd string, light up lesser talent where the offense can run through him. if someone wants to pay him that salary, let them and then murray, walker, and white can take more shots.

be the 2 chainz you want 2 see in the world (m bison), Wednesday, 1 May 2019 04:01 (four months ago) link

He'd be fine in a third/fourth option Rudy Gay role.

EZ Snappin, Wednesday, 1 May 2019 04:03 (four months ago) link

right!

i wonder if theres any fire to the smoke that lamarcus wants to retire in portland

be the 2 chainz you want 2 see in the world (m bison), Wednesday, 1 May 2019 04:03 (four months ago) link

light that fire if you have to

EZ Snappin, Wednesday, 1 May 2019 04:04 (four months ago) link

if it means spurs get nurkic lets do it

be the 2 chainz you want 2 see in the world (m bison), Wednesday, 1 May 2019 04:07 (four months ago) link

gotta make Spurk happen

EZ Snappin, Wednesday, 1 May 2019 04:10 (four months ago) link

vetoed

Clay, Wednesday, 1 May 2019 04:11 (four months ago) link

trading an up & coming giant manchild who is like bffs with damian for 34 and declining lamarcus who is prob still making like 26 mil a year or whatever just not sure that makes sense on paper

Clay, Wednesday, 1 May 2019 04:13 (four months ago) link

potland weedblazers gm clay thompson plz tell me whom you will trade for lamarcus balldridge

be the 2 chainz you want 2 see in the world (m bison), Wednesday, 1 May 2019 04:14 (four months ago) link

have you heard of this amazing young man meyers leonard tons of upside there

Clay, Wednesday, 1 May 2019 04:14 (four months ago) link

however i should stipulate that if nurk can never walk again i will consider throwing him in

Clay, Wednesday, 1 May 2019 04:15 (four months ago) link

we already have the austrian meyers leonard and his nickname is big jak (YOCK) its a good name for a good man

be the 2 chainz you want 2 see in the world (m bison), Wednesday, 1 May 2019 04:16 (four months ago) link

meyers leonard is too close to meyers lemon and it's criminal that lemon isn't his nickname.

EZ Snappin, Wednesday, 1 May 2019 04:17 (four months ago) link

i think he's trying to make Thor happen as a nickname, he like carries around a 100 lb hammer and stuff he's a super cool guy the spurs def want him long term

Clay, Wednesday, 1 May 2019 04:23 (four months ago) link

he's a lemon.

EZ Snappin, Wednesday, 1 May 2019 04:24 (four months ago) link

clay that is not a serious offer, please add some draft picks or im telling my mom

be the 2 chainz you want 2 see in the world (m bison), Wednesday, 1 May 2019 04:36 (four months ago) link

you get the hammer too he comes with the very cool hammer

Clay, Wednesday, 1 May 2019 04:46 (four months ago) link

no one is objecting to the hammer

be the 2 chainz you want 2 see in the world (m bison), Wednesday, 1 May 2019 04:49 (four months ago) link

don't know much about this guy, seems good?

The Minnesota Timberwolves are moving forward with plans to hire Gersson Rosas as president of basketball operations, league sources tell me and @ShamsCharania

— Jon Krawczynski (@JonKrawczynski) May 1, 2019

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 1 May 2019 22:47 (four months ago) link

dont know anything about ^ that guy

suns just hired monty williams as head coach for 5 years

but I can't let Trae do it I got Huerter on my mind (Spottie), Friday, 3 May 2019 15:41 (four months ago) link

@wojespn: The expectation is the Lakers will move toward Ty Lue as head coach, but there's been no offer made to him yet, league sources tell ESPN.

but I can't let Trae do it I got Huerter on my mind (Spottie), Friday, 3 May 2019 15:53 (four months ago) link

xpost I'm usually just happy when the Wolves hire someone that's at least on-paper qualified and not, like, Kevin McHale's kid or something

yeah def better than the recycled crop of usual names

but I can't let Trae do it I got Huerter on my mind (Spottie), Friday, 3 May 2019 16:58 (four months ago) link

Bulls extending Boylen O__o

but I can't let Trae do it I got Huerter on my mind (Spottie), Friday, 3 May 2019 18:59 (four months ago) link

lol

lag∞n, Friday, 3 May 2019 18:59 (four months ago) link

sarver says hes changed and is going to stay out of the way. WE SHALL SEE

but I can't let Trae do it I got Huerter on my mind (Spottie), Friday, 3 May 2019 19:00 (four months ago) link

He's the second Bulls coach named Jim Boyl[]n, which is weird.

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Friday, 3 May 2019 19:02 (four months ago) link

that IS weird

but I can't let Trae do it I got Huerter on my mind (Spottie), Friday, 3 May 2019 19:04 (four months ago) link

Lue to the lakers is so boring.

but I can't let Trae do it I got Huerter on my mind (Spottie), Friday, 3 May 2019 23:01 (four months ago) link

It's GM LeBron back in the saddle again.

A is for (Aimless), Friday, 3 May 2019 23:29 (four months ago) link

the bron gm tree

Suns GM James Jones: ‘We need to add guys in their prime’ https://t.co/3PqrGozu8j

— Kurt Helin (@basketballtalk) May 6, 2019

lag∞n, Monday, 6 May 2019 19:33 (four months ago) link

suns angling for that top 3 spot on my cursed teams list

ciderpress, Monday, 6 May 2019 19:46 (four months ago) link

he's a fascinating dude

no conflict w/ Spottie, but i really don't get this. i think he's a fascinating/incredible *player* but i don't understand why all the NBA stans/writers i follow on twitter breathlessly await every Russ interview/presser. sure, he occasionally pops off, but otherwise he rarely says anything interesting, and his act with the media has gotten super tiresome. if i were OKC, i think i'd be convinced at this point that i had the wrong guy leading my team.

if anyone wants to offer up why they find Russ interesting, i'd like to hear it. he's just become kind of a grey sullen blur to me.

alpine static, Tuesday, 7 May 2019 05:42 (four months ago) link

for me i guess its just that i dont know what hes about really so hes kind of mysterious? why is his blood is always boiling, why is he unwilling to change? the media thing is super lame to me but it is not the norm so i find it interesting.

but I can't let Trae do it I got Huerter on my mind (Spottie), Tuesday, 7 May 2019 06:02 (four months ago) link

fair enough! the media thing is not that interesting to me - i just think he's being a dick - but i can totally buy the mystery and the boiling blood.

i think he has just pushed me away enough to not really care what he's all about. if he were winning championships it might be different. but that's just me, obviously everyone's different. (and again, no judgment!)

alpine static, Tuesday, 7 May 2019 15:01 (four months ago) link

if I were OKC i'd try to trade him for ... i dunno, D'Aaron Fox or something. strike while people are still enamored by RW's stats.

alpine static, Tuesday, 7 May 2019 15:03 (four months ago) link

Westbrook is not mysterious at all. If I were OKC, I'd look for a trade, but if I were any other GM, I'd only pick him up from the bargain bin.

A is for (Aimless), Tuesday, 7 May 2019 16:14 (four months ago) link

if i were okc, i would simply move the team to seattle

ciderpress, Tuesday, 7 May 2019 16:19 (four months ago) link

Russ is set to make almost $79 million over the next two seasons. Probably not realistic to trade him unless it's in exchange for another contract albatross like Wall or CP3, or if you package him with more attractive pieces, which OKC would seem to lack (unless, like, Terence Ferguson gets your motor running).

Evans on Hammond (evol j), Tuesday, 7 May 2019 16:23 (four months ago) link

Trading him would be the worst thing they could do. These small markets have to stick to the loyalty angle. And he means way too much to the area and their fanbase post KD. The correct basketball move would be to trade for sure but they’d have that stain when trying to lure free agents.

but I can't let Trae do it I got Huerter on my mind (Spottie), Tuesday, 7 May 2019 16:42 (four months ago) link

https://www.iheart.com/podcast/462-barreiro-conversati-30049087/

No idea if it's the right move but Gersson Rosas has a really interesting personal story, parents moved from Columbia when he was 3 years old to escape the cartel violence of the time, really comes off a cool, smart dude

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 7 May 2019 16:56 (four months ago) link

I hope he keeps Ryan Saunders around for at least another year. He seems to have a good rapport with the players, though I imagine almost anyone would seem like a godsend after Thibs.

Evans on Hammond (evol j), Tuesday, 7 May 2019 18:21 (four months ago) link

Local media ppl are saying that Saunders is likely to keep the job, but Rosas wants to have more staff/assistants and modernize the org...and obv stop ignoring the changes that the 3 has brought to the game

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 8 May 2019 11:09 (four months ago) link

i have scouted rui hachimura and i covet him so i hope the spurs move up in the draft to get him

be the 2 chainz you want 2 see in the world (m bison), Wednesday, 8 May 2019 11:31 (four months ago) link

i havent seen much of rui, can he defend? his block numbers seem low

micah, Wednesday, 8 May 2019 13:23 (four months ago) link

Rui seems like the kind of guy who will be out of the league in four years if he ends up in like Charlotte but who would have a productive 12 year career with the Spurs.

Evans on Hammond (evol j), Wednesday, 8 May 2019 19:02 (four months ago) link

I’ve never gotten the Rui thing. Not a bad player but the top 10 consideration has always seemed weird to me. On the other hand this is a weak draft.

Matt Armstrong, Wednesday, 8 May 2019 19:45 (four months ago) link

hahahaaaa Lakers and Lue quit negotiations

Clay, Wednesday, 8 May 2019 21:57 (four months ago) link

kidd back on the table baby

but I can't let Trae do it I got Huerter on my mind (Spottie), Wednesday, 8 May 2019 21:57 (four months ago) link

Discussions have included talks on contract and assistant coaching staff, sources said. Among Lakers hopes on a Lue staff: Jason Kidd. He made a strong impression with management in his head coaching interview and had a productive history w/ Bucks developing young talent. https://t.co/uQxTjqWAm7

— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) May 8, 2019

omar little, Wednesday, 8 May 2019 22:06 (four months ago) link

good assemble a staff w weird power dynamic issues very lakers

lag∞n, Wednesday, 8 May 2019 22:14 (four months ago) link

magic should also be an assistant coach

Clay, Wednesday, 8 May 2019 22:14 (four months ago) link

otm

lag∞n, Wednesday, 8 May 2019 22:15 (four months ago) link

maybe also and i'm spitballing here but Phil Jackson

omar little, Wednesday, 8 May 2019 22:16 (four months ago) link

he'd make a great video coordinator

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Wednesday, 8 May 2019 22:16 (four months ago) link

Lance Stephenson as player-assistant coach?

DJI, Wednesday, 8 May 2019 22:17 (four months ago) link

kobe bryant: player development consultant

lag∞n, Wednesday, 8 May 2019 22:19 (four months ago) link

yess

Stephen A just said that a ton of people close to Jeanie Buss are telling her to trade LeBron James, who doesn’t have a no-trade clause 👀

— Mike Chiodo (@MHC_76) May 8, 2019

lag∞n, Wednesday, 8 May 2019 22:25 (four months ago) link

the rare maximum drama good idea

lag∞n, Wednesday, 8 May 2019 22:26 (four months ago) link

yes yes do it

omar little, Wednesday, 8 May 2019 22:27 (four months ago) link

bron for brow

lag∞n, Wednesday, 8 May 2019 22:27 (four months ago) link

So here for the kiddpocalypse

i believe that (s)he is sincere (forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 8 May 2019 22:37 (four months ago) link

#tradebron has become real and I have lived to see it is this valhalla

Clay, Wednesday, 8 May 2019 22:42 (four months ago) link

lol trade lebron i love it

but I can't let Trae do it I got Huerter on my mind (Spottie), Wednesday, 8 May 2019 22:45 (four months ago) link

LA sports talk radio on the commute this evening gonna be lit

officer sonny bonds, lytton pd (mayor jingleberries), Wednesday, 8 May 2019 22:55 (four months ago) link

This is all unbelievable

Matt Armstrong, Wednesday, 8 May 2019 23:05 (four months ago) link

Hire Phil or trade Bron imo

Matt Armstrong, Wednesday, 8 May 2019 23:06 (four months ago) link

omg the return of phil wld be so beautiful

lag∞n, Wednesday, 8 May 2019 23:08 (four months ago) link

https://twitter.com/ShamsCharania/status/1126264394550267905

lag∞n, Wednesday, 8 May 2019 23:17 (four months ago) link

The Los Angeles Lakers are adding these former NBA coaches to their coaching search: Lionel Hollins, Frank Vogel and Mike Woodson, league sources tell @TheAthleticNBA @Stadium.

— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) May 8, 2019

lag∞n, Wednesday, 8 May 2019 23:18 (four months ago) link

Metta World Peace @MettaWorldPeace

No question I would win title as a @NBA head coach . I just had a debate with this guy. He said I don’t have the experience. Listen dude , it’s not difficult. Keep spacing , move to open areas , mix C with Triangle and play defense.

Metta World Peace @MettaWorldPeace

I coached two years at Palisades Highschool while playing for @Lakers in my last two seasons. And coached at Beverly Hills and Hillcrest on occasions. And a 5 time @DrewLeague head coach . I know exactly what I want to do .

Metta World Peace @MettaWorldPeace

Just because I’m a street legend and super QB , doesn’t mean I can’t run through the @NBA as a head coach . Don’t sleep on Metta World. Anyway, catch me coaching locally in LA.

Metta World Peace @MettaWorldPeace

Here is my pitch for head coach. Lol. Seriously . “ You wanna win or what”. Lol. I’m literally not bringing in any pad or plan. It is what it is. I’m dope and that’s that. Lol.

but I can't let Trae do it I got Huerter on my mind (Spottie), Wednesday, 8 May 2019 23:22 (four months ago) link

hired

lag∞n, Wednesday, 8 May 2019 23:24 (four months ago) link

having yr management team made up of people from 3 families seems normal and not weird

Source: The Buss family & Rob Pelinka signed off on hiring Ty Lue last week. Kurt & Linda Rambis were the only parties opposed, and convinced the Lakers to hold off, which lead to today.

— nick wright (@getnickwright) May 8, 2019

lag∞n, Wednesday, 8 May 2019 23:40 (four months ago) link

I’m lovin it

omar little, Wednesday, 8 May 2019 23:41 (four months ago) link

hello its us kurt and linda, the buss kids, and of course the guy who offers strange interpretations of books at press conference for some reason, we are were to pick an nba coach

lag∞n, Wednesday, 8 May 2019 23:45 (four months ago) link

sooooo kurt and linda are also saying trade bron then, right?

call all destroyer, Thursday, 9 May 2019 00:07 (four months ago) link

this is actually insane

call all destroyer, Thursday, 9 May 2019 00:07 (four months ago) link

god bless i hope there are no voices of reason on that team

be the 2 chainz you want 2 see in the world (m bison), Thursday, 9 May 2019 00:41 (four months ago) link

Lakers advisor Kurt Rambis is playing a major role in the franchise's coaching search, league sources tell ESPN. He's emerging as a powerful voice in basketball operations.

— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) May 8, 2019

call all destroyer, Thursday, 9 May 2019 01:16 (four months ago) link

this rules

lag∞n, Thursday, 9 May 2019 01:17 (four months ago) link

kurt rambis is 65-164 as an nba head coach

call all destroyer, Thursday, 9 May 2019 01:17 (four months ago) link

not great

lag∞n, Thursday, 9 May 2019 01:20 (four months ago) link

just incredible how jerry buss had unprecedented success and immediately upon his death his idiot children got to work disassembling his legacy, its an artwork

lag∞n, Thursday, 9 May 2019 01:23 (four months ago) link

v. american tale

call all destroyer, Thursday, 9 May 2019 01:25 (four months ago) link

the lakers are america

be the 2 chainz you want 2 see in the world (m bison), Thursday, 9 May 2019 01:39 (four months ago) link

this rules

― lag∞n

Clay, Thursday, 9 May 2019 01:56 (four months ago) link

Negotiations really deteriorated w/ Ty Lue when the Lakers refused to offer more than a three year deal that was designed to line up with LeBron James’ contract. Lue felt insulted the Lakers only saw him as a coach for LeBron, sources close to the process told ESPN.

— Ramona Shelburne (@ramonashelburne) May 9, 2019

call all destroyer, Thursday, 9 May 2019 02:17 (four months ago) link

my sides

micah, Thursday, 9 May 2019 02:41 (four months ago) link

Vincent Goodwill @VinceGoodwill

Terry Rozier to @YahooSports: "I don't give a f**k what nobody say, I sacrificed the most out of anybody."

but I can't let Trae do it I got Huerter on my mind (Spottie), Thursday, 9 May 2019 06:18 (four months ago) link

this rules

― lag∞n

― Clay, Wednesday, May 8, 2019 9:56 PM (yesterday) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

gritty tigger reboot (agent hibachi), Thursday, 9 May 2019 10:42 (four months ago) link

#tradebron

gritty tigger reboot (agent hibachi), Thursday, 9 May 2019 10:42 (four months ago) link

good on lue imo

ciderpress, Thursday, 9 May 2019 13:45 (four months ago) link

#tradebron

― gritty tigger reboot (agent hibachi), Thursday, May 9, 2019 6:42 AM

haha remember when they were saying Lebron was going to ruin the Lakers ?

(•̪●) (carne asada), Thursday, 9 May 2019 13:47 (four months ago) link

this is an interesting passage from here: https://theathletic.com/961269/2019/05/09/tyronn-lue-lebron-james-lakers-blueprint/

If Lue would have coached the Lakers, whether LeBron brought the ball up the court or not, he would have gone to the low, mid, or high post next. From there he could make his move or pass out of the elbow. Under Walton, the Lakers played random offense, when any of four players (among starters) could push the ball, and players were expected to pick lanes and fill it.

In Lue’s view, LeBron is at his best when there is some semblance of an offense and he knows the order of the options in each set. The Cavs’ offense in Cleveland wasn’t exactly high tech, and both LeBron and Irving ran all sorts of isolation, but there was a paint-by-numbers aspect in which LeBron could catch the ball in designated spots and know, based on the system, where teammates would be to catch and shoot.

call all destroyer, Thursday, 9 May 2019 14:42 (four months ago) link

yeah that sort of approach kinda makes sense when u have someone as physically dominant as lebron

lag∞n, Thursday, 9 May 2019 16:34 (four months ago) link

and with a cast of younger players it would be a hell of a lot better if they knew where they were supposed to be

(•̪●) (carne asada), Thursday, 9 May 2019 16:42 (four months ago) link

Kurt Rambis rolled up a 32-132 record in Minnesota, went 9-19 as an interim coach in New York, floated the "maybe Kristaps is a small forward?" test balloon, liked a porn tweet, deleted his account mid-denial that he liked the porn tweet ... and *has grown more powerful.*

— Dan Devine (@YourManDevine) May 8, 2019

mookieproof, Thursday, 9 May 2019 18:43 (four months ago) link

trump's america qed

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Thursday, 9 May 2019 18:45 (four months ago) link

LA Radio - Richard Jefferson just said he knows a lot more than he can say, he talks to Lebron everyday, he's talked to TLue recently and was the best man at Luke Waltons wedding.

After saying that he said, to put it in the simplest terms, Rob Pelinka needs to go right now. #wow

— 🏀 Vino 🙇‍♂️ (@VinoUncorked) May 9, 2019

but I can't let Trae do it I got Huerter on my mind (Spottie), Friday, 10 May 2019 02:13 (four months ago) link

this rules

― lag∞n

― Clay, Wednesday, May 8, 2019 9:56 PM (yesterday) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

― gritty tigger reboot (agent hibachi), Thursday, May 9, 2019 3:42 AM (fifteen hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

omar little, Friday, 10 May 2019 02:27 (four months ago) link

omg hook that richard jefferson radio hit into my veins

call all destroyer, Friday, 10 May 2019 02:28 (four months ago) link

i'm reading a bill plaschke column that includes the phrases "los angeles knicks" and "shadow owner linda rambis"

call all destroyer, Friday, 10 May 2019 02:36 (four months ago) link

lmao @ that column

Walton soon could be coaching again in the NBA, maybe in Sacramento, and maybe there he will be allowed to continue growing with a young team. He never had that opportunity here.

i mean there's that other thing Luke is dealing with, Bill!!

omar little, Friday, 10 May 2019 02:40 (four months ago) link

who is plaschke's audience??

be the 2 chainz you want 2 see in the world (m bison), Friday, 10 May 2019 02:49 (four months ago) link

#Lakers fans are so frustrated they’re staging a protest outside of Staples Center tomorrow. When it comes to this, you’re in big trouble. The organizer will be with us @AM570LASports at 12:45.

— Fred Roggin (@FredNBCLA) May 9, 2019

lag∞n, Friday, 10 May 2019 03:01 (four months ago) link

whose streets, lakers fan's streets

Clay, Friday, 10 May 2019 03:06 (four months ago) link

my w1fe will be down there, i'll have her get the inside scoop

omar little, Friday, 10 May 2019 03:33 (four months ago) link

I asked these Lakers fans what they hope to accomplish with this protest pic.twitter.com/0JQVJmNeub

— Ali B (@ali_behpoornia) May 10, 2019

lag∞n, Friday, 10 May 2019 20:14 (four months ago) link

lakers bros at their best

but I can't let Trae do it I got Huerter on my mind (Spottie), Friday, 10 May 2019 20:15 (four months ago) link

lol these bros getting their message out

'We want another superstar...we want to fire everyone': Lakers fans protest outside Staples Center in frustration over direction of the franchise after missing the NBA playoffs yet again https://t.co/DyipWW4DLR pic.twitter.com/uKxQfkJc2t

— CBS Los Angeles (@CBSLA) May 10, 2019

lag∞n, Friday, 10 May 2019 20:17 (four months ago) link

This guy’s plan to bring the Lakers back to greatness is 🤯 pic.twitter.com/rtSu7dKiUD

— SLAM (@SLAMonline) May 10, 2019

lag∞n, Friday, 10 May 2019 20:17 (four months ago) link

tough to argue with that plan

call all destroyer, Friday, 10 May 2019 20:31 (four months ago) link

otm i find no fault in the logic

but I can't let Trae do it I got Huerter on my mind (Spottie), Friday, 10 May 2019 20:35 (four months ago) link

houston calls philly to offer cp3 for ben simmons, who says no first

be the 2 chainz you want 2 see in the world (m bison), Saturday, 11 May 2019 03:35 (four months ago) link

just thinking about how insane itll drive lakers fans if kawhi signs w the clippers

lag∞n, Saturday, 11 May 2019 17:38 (four months ago) link

Vogel to coach lal ok

but I can't let Trae do it I got Huerter on my mind (Spottie), Saturday, 11 May 2019 22:57 (four months ago) link

lolll kidd is an asst, wild

be the 2 chainz you want 2 see in the world (m bison), Saturday, 11 May 2019 22:59 (four months ago) link

<3 the lakers deliver

but I can't let Trae do it I got Huerter on my mind (Spottie), Saturday, 11 May 2019 23:02 (four months ago) link

what could go wrong

Clay, Saturday, 11 May 2019 23:10 (four months ago) link

vogel does not strike me as any sort of fit for that situation

ciderpress, Sunday, 12 May 2019 00:08 (four months ago) link

bit of a head scratcher, hes been consistently mediocre of late and as far as i know isnt particularly well connected either. even his pacers defense can be attributed to dan burke

micah, Sunday, 12 May 2019 00:38 (four months ago) link

curious what role lebron had in all this

micah, Sunday, 12 May 2019 00:41 (four months ago) link

lol kidd is going to be coaching this team by like next february

call all destroyer, Sunday, 12 May 2019 00:49 (four months ago) link

it kinda seems like lebron/mav carter tried to flex to get lue and the rambis/buss kids didnt like that

be the 2 chainz you want 2 see in the world (m bison), Sunday, 12 May 2019 00:50 (four months ago) link

lakers absolutely must #tradebron

Clay, Sunday, 12 May 2019 00:52 (four months ago) link

its karma

lag∞n, Sunday, 12 May 2019 02:07 (four months ago) link

No, Kuzma

EZ Snappin, Sunday, 12 May 2019 02:52 (four months ago) link

The Lakers did not know what they were buying when they signed LeBron. They thought they were just signing another future Hall of Famer who'd drag the franchise back into title contention, not a guy who insists he should run the whole franchise.

A is for (Aimless), Sunday, 12 May 2019 03:09 (four months ago) link

they were dumbshits before LeBron and will be dumbshits after, getting him is literally the only good thing they've done in forever.

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Sunday, 12 May 2019 03:12 (four months ago) link

They're probably doing worse on their own than James could do on his own. This is not a full-throated endorsement of LeBron's GM abilities.

A is for (Aimless), Sunday, 12 May 2019 03:17 (four months ago) link

It’s a sad state of affairs when it would be an improvement if they hired David Kahn to run basketball operations.

EZ Snappin, Sunday, 12 May 2019 03:46 (four months ago) link

Apparently Bron washed his hands of this coaching choice process and didn’t want to do anything with it

but I can't let Trae do it I got Huerter on my mind (Spottie), Sunday, 12 May 2019 03:48 (four months ago) link

i mean the whole situation is amazingly bad but hiring Kidd to instantly create drama and undermine your new hire is really next level bad decision making

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Sunday, 12 May 2019 14:47 (four months ago) link

Ramona on Phil involved " Accurate, if you look at where they ended up it mirrors the Knicks coaching search. What Rambis & Phil learned from the Knicks was the destructive nature of what oversize superstardom could do to your team. They had Melo who had a NTC, LeBron doesn't."

— UnwrittenRules (@UnwrittenRul3s) May 12, 2019

GUFFAW

be the 2 chainz you want 2 see in the world (m bison), Sunday, 12 May 2019 15:27 (four months ago) link

morey calls lakers and offers harden for lebron straight up, who says no

be the 2 chainz you want 2 see in the world (m bison), Sunday, 12 May 2019 16:46 (four months ago) link

would be pretty rude to call someone up with an offer and then say no

ciderpress, Sunday, 12 May 2019 19:09 (four months ago) link

*crosses morey off list*

be the 2 chainz you want 2 see in the world (m bison), Sunday, 12 May 2019 19:15 (four months ago) link

maybe he’s a prankster tho

Clay, Sunday, 12 May 2019 19:15 (four months ago) link

john beilein??

mookieproof, Monday, 13 May 2019 13:05 (four months ago) link

As a Michigan fan, lemme tell you that news can politely be described as a “punch in the dick”

i think ur a controp (voodoo chili), Monday, 13 May 2019 13:52 (four months ago) link

we doing draft stuff on this thread? anyone want to post espn's new mock?

Heez, Monday, 13 May 2019 15:20 (four months ago) link

http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/26738647/embiid-says-idea-firing-76ers-brown-bs

coaching decisions are so funny, like if that ball ricochets off the rim instead of bouncing in, it's a whole different conversation (i don't know enough to say whether he's good or bad, ILH seems down on him)

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Monday, 13 May 2019 18:12 (four months ago) link

sixers fans seem to like him but idk why

ciderpress, Monday, 13 May 2019 18:17 (four months ago) link

seems like a players coach

but I can't let Trae do it I got Huerter on my mind (Spottie), Monday, 13 May 2019 18:24 (four months ago) link

if there were a clear upgrade available it would be one thing, but i think they overachieved in the toronto series.

call all destroyer, Monday, 13 May 2019 19:09 (four months ago) link

imo he shd be fired, obvs u gotta find someone better which isnt a "slam dunk" but still

lag∞n, Monday, 13 May 2019 19:26 (four months ago) link

Ramona on 710: "I think whats happened and no one wants to say it, but this is the Lakers passive aggressive way of resetting the LeBron era. Their way of saying we need to empower our young guys and get back to being a team, not just LeBron and the satellites around LeBron."

— UnwrittenRules (@UnwrittenRul3s) May 13, 2019

but I can't let Trae do it I got Huerter on my mind (Spottie), Monday, 13 May 2019 21:22 (four months ago) link

teams should try making good rosters rather than throwing coaches under the bus

ciderpress, Monday, 13 May 2019 21:23 (four months ago) link

gms wld rather fire coaches than themselves, tho tbf magic did fire himself

lag∞n, Tuesday, 14 May 2019 00:38 (four months ago) link

draft lottery tomorrow btw someone gettin zion

lag∞n, Tuesday, 14 May 2019 01:07 (four months ago) link

I hope Dallas wins the draft

EZ Snappin, Tuesday, 14 May 2019 01:10 (four months ago) link

i want atl

lag∞n, Tuesday, 14 May 2019 01:10 (four months ago) link

Me too. Anyone but phx so their ticket prices stay cheap

but I can't let Trae do it I got Huerter on my mind (Spottie), Tuesday, 14 May 2019 01:11 (four months ago) link

Anyone but the Knicks, Cavs or Lakers

EZ Snappin, Tuesday, 14 May 2019 01:11 (four months ago) link

yeah i dont want zion on a cursed franchise

lag∞n, Tuesday, 14 May 2019 01:12 (four months ago) link

Not Chicago either

EZ Snappin, Tuesday, 14 May 2019 01:15 (four months ago) link

chicago i think cld actually work

lag∞n, Tuesday, 14 May 2019 01:15 (four months ago) link

places i could handle zion going: atl, dallas, new orleans, chicago

places zion is not allowed to go: new york, LAL, washington, minny, phoenix, basically the places with abominable managment

Clay, Tuesday, 14 May 2019 01:15 (four months ago) link

How is Chicago not part of your abominable management list?

EZ Snappin, Tuesday, 14 May 2019 01:17 (four months ago) link

i like the good people and the city of chicago that is pretty much that

Clay, Tuesday, 14 May 2019 01:18 (four months ago) link

somehow i feel zion cld lift "the curse of jordan"

lag∞n, Tuesday, 14 May 2019 01:18 (four months ago) link

also they have some pieces

lag∞n, Tuesday, 14 May 2019 01:18 (four months ago) link

yeah it is time for the bulls to be good again and not in the weird gross way of the rose and noah teams

Clay, Tuesday, 14 May 2019 01:20 (four months ago) link

otm

lag∞n, Tuesday, 14 May 2019 01:24 (four months ago) link

I too don’t hate the bulls and feel they deserve some good things. La and ny need to stay trash for life

but I can't let Trae do it I got Huerter on my mind (Spottie), Tuesday, 14 May 2019 01:25 (four months ago) link

ilh hivemind (aka hoopmind) concurs

be the 2 chainz you want 2 see in the world (m bison), Tuesday, 14 May 2019 01:35 (four months ago) link

the bulls will not be good until their management changes sorry its just the way it is

ciderpress, Tuesday, 14 May 2019 01:46 (four months ago) link

Exactly. I have nothing against the city of Chicago but this management group of Reinsdorf/Paxton/Forman is horrible

EZ Snappin, Tuesday, 14 May 2019 01:51 (four months ago) link

they had a good team like a few years ago

lag∞n, Tuesday, 14 May 2019 02:22 (four months ago) link

good, if as clay said a bit gross

lag∞n, Tuesday, 14 May 2019 02:23 (four months ago) link

zion is salvation let us not forget

Clay, Tuesday, 14 May 2019 02:27 (four months ago) link

hmm

Much to think about. pic.twitter.com/8Er6a0qANY

— Billy Ray Cyrus (@billyraycyrus) June 9, 2015

lag∞n, Tuesday, 14 May 2019 02:28 (four months ago) link

Brett Brown will return as the Philadelphia 76ers coach next season, managing partner Josh Harris told ESPN on Monday night. Harris, Brown and GM Elton Brand met today to discuss offseason priorities, including draft and free agency.

— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) May 14, 2019

lag∞n, Tuesday, 14 May 2019 03:06 (four months ago) link

but he's not good

Clay, Tuesday, 14 May 2019 03:16 (four months ago) link

they def shdve factored that into their decision imo

lag∞n, Tuesday, 14 May 2019 03:19 (four months ago) link

clay could you reconsider I would like the Timberwolves to get Zion :)

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 14 May 2019 03:19 (four months ago) link

yeah i mean imo when you're thinking about coaching always pick a good coach over a coach who is not good xp

Clay, Tuesday, 14 May 2019 03:23 (four months ago) link

seems pretty straight forward idk

lag∞n, Tuesday, 14 May 2019 03:24 (four months ago) link

umsd, i def factored you into my consideration bc i do not want to see you hurt but the thing is the wolves have just squandered so much so badly the last few years i can't really handle it anymore

Clay, Tuesday, 14 May 2019 03:25 (four months ago) link

& they have that family operation feel like the lakers and knicks and you just cannot run a modern franchise that way

Clay, Tuesday, 14 May 2019 03:26 (four months ago) link

never thought of it that way but yeah otm

lag∞n, Tuesday, 14 May 2019 04:04 (four months ago) link

i read several headlines where joel said brett being bad is, and i quote "bulls--t", are you saying u know more thna A Player everyone

deus ex majima (Will M.), Tuesday, 14 May 2019 05:43 (four months ago) link

i know more than lebron james

ciderpress, Tuesday, 14 May 2019 05:58 (four months ago) link

Xxxpost

Clay, tough but fair, we are run by the whims of a very strange old man

This really surprised me though, everyone locally thought Saunders was going to get the job. The fact they are bringing in ppl probably a bad sign for him

ESPN Sources: New Minnesota president Gersson Rosas plans to interview candidates for franchise's coaching job, including Miami assistant Juwan Howard and Portland's David Vanterpool. Ryan Saunders remains a prominent candidate in process. Story: https://t.co/10o52U4RZl

— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) May 14, 2019

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 14 May 2019 15:00 (four months ago) link

we doing draft stuff on this thread? anyone want to post espn's new mock?

― Heez, Monday, May 13, 2019 11:20 AM (yesterday) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

1. New York Knicks | No. 1 pick odds: 14 percent

Zion Williamson
Duke
Age: 18.8
F

Height: 6-foot-6 | Weight: 272

Williamson emerged as both the best player in college basketball and the best long-term prospect in this draft class the moment he stepped on the court for Duke, making him the easy choice as the No. 1 pick. We've never seen a prospect quite like him in terms of his combination of productivity, athleticism, competitiveness, skill and feel for the game -- not to mention the sheer star power he'll bring to whatever NBA team is lucky enough to draft him.

He would give the Knicks a huge boost in their rebuilding effort.

Statistical projection: No. 1

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62 dunks in 28 games: Every Zion dunk from his season at DukeZion Williamson has electrified college hoops this season with highlight-reel dunks. Here's every slam from the regular season and the ACC tournament.
2. Cleveland Cavaliers | No. 1 pick odds: 14 percent

Ja Morant
Murray State
Age: 19.7
G

Height: 6-3 | Weight: 170

Morant's emergence from no-name high school recruit to NCAA tournament darling was one of the better stories of the college basketball season. He's one of the best athletes in this draft. He's a highly creative and ambidextrous passer who should fit into the NBA game seamlessly with his ability to navigate pick-and-rolls and make plays in the open floor. He's a better shooter than he gets credit for, though his casual approach to defense and decision-making sometimes works against him.

Should the draft order hold true after the lottery, the Cavs will have a very interesting decision to make between Morant and RJ Barrett. Barrett's fit with Collin Sexton isn't ideal -- both are ball-dominant guards -- so it wouldn't be shocking if Cleveland went with a best-player-available approach, taking Morant here if it feels passionately about him being the better long-term prospect.

The Cavs are too early in their rebuilding process to draft with team need in mind, but there's certainly an argument to be made that Barrett is both a better positional fit and a better prospect, which will make for a fascinating internal debate.

Statistical projection: No. 2

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3. Phoenix Suns | No. 1 pick odds: 14 percent

RJ Barrett
Duke
Age: 18.9
G/F

Height: 6-7 | Weight: 208

Barrett broke Duke's and the ACC's freshman scoring records while being named a consensus first-team All-American, even if he was lost in the shadow of Williamson at times. Barrett emerged as Duke's full-time playmaker as the season moved on, showing impressive passing ability operating out of pick-and-rolls, something that will serve him well in the NBA once he's surrounded by better shooters. He was inconsistent from the perimeter, he demonstrated questionable decision-making and shot selection at times, and he wasn't the defender his physical tools suggest he should have been at the college level.

The Suns have a gaping hole at point guard, but Barrett essentially played that position anyway for most of the season at Duke, and he would give the Suns great size at every position. Regardless of fit, Barrett is simply too talented to pass on, especially considering the massive drop-off in talent after No. 3. It's difficult to see the preseason favorite at No. 1 dropping any more than this.

Statistical projection: No. 3

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Barrett has cemented himself as a top-3 pick after standout seasonDuke's RJ Barrett projects as a top-3 pick with his prototypical NBA size and high basketball IQ.
4. Chicago Bulls | No. 1 pick odds: 12.5 percent

Darius Garland
Vanderbilt
Age: 19.2
G

Height: 6-3 | Weight: 173

Garland's freshman season ended abruptly due to a knee injury just five games in, leaving a cloud of mystery regarding exactly what to expect from him as an NBA rookie. Nevertheless, there's a lot to like about his ability to operate at different speeds, handle the ball on a string and make pull-up jumpers from difficult vantage points. The lack of star power overall and general depth at point guard gradually pushed Garland up the lottery as executives expressed disenchantment with the alternatives.

Garland's slender frame, negative assist-to-turnover ratio and lack of experience at the college level are things he'll have to address during the pre-draft process, but he's a natural option for any team that needs a PG once Morant comes off the board.

The Bulls are in desperate need of a franchise-caliber point guard, making Garland an easy fit, considering the pieces they already have in place.

Statistical projection: No. 4

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5. Atlanta Hawks | No. 1 pick odds: 10.5 percent

De'Andre Hunter
Virginia
Age: 21.4
F

Height: 6-8 | Weight: 222

Hunter had one of the best national championship performances in recent memory, dropping 27 points and nine rebounds while converting 4 of 5 3-pointers, including some clutch shots late. He had already established himself as one of the best defenders in the college game. He brings positional versatility with long arms, elite lateral quickness and outstanding instincts. While he has some clear limitations offensively as a shot-creator and likely isn't the 3-point shooter his college numbers suggest, his game is made for the modern NBA, and there's a comfort level in his high floor.

The Hawks are well on their way in their rebuilding effort, and Hunter's offensive limitations can certainly be minimized playing alongside the likes of Trae Young, Kevin Huerter and John Collins, as they have a huge positional need for a big wing/combo forward in Hunter's mold.

Statistical projection: No. 15

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Hunter's versatility as a two-way player makes him a top prospectDe'Andre Hunter is a tough and versatile defender out of Virginia who also has an efficient scoring touch.
6. Washington Wizards | No. 1 pick odds: 9 percent

Jarrett Culver
Texas Tech
Age: 20.2
G

Height: 6-6 | Weight: 195

Culver helped Texas Tech overachieve significantly in reaching the national championship game. Although he struggled at times in the NCAA tournament, there is quite a bit to like about what he brings on both ends of the floor. Culver has the versatility to slide between any of the backcourt spots, and he's an active defender and rebounder. He displayed impressive shot-making and shot-creation prowess en route to winning Big 12 player of the year.

A slow release on his jump shot and average explosiveness beating defenders off the dribble are things he'll have to address in the pre-draft process, but he has as high a floor as any prospect and plenty of room to grow, considering his youth and late-blooming trajectory. Culver is a terrific fit for the Wizards' rebuilding effort from a character and culture standpoint. Positionally, he brings another creator alongside Bradley Beal.

Statistical projection: No. 7

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Culver's breakout season may lead to him being a top 5 pickJarrett Culver's finishing ability at the rim led Texas Tech to the national title game and potentially a top 5 selection in the NBA draft.
7. New Orleans Pelicans | No. 1 pick odds: 6 percent

Cam Reddish
Duke
Age: 19.6
F

Height: 6-9 | Weight: 205

Reddish is one of the biggest enigmas of this draft class, as he rarely produced up to his talent level as a freshman and mysteriously missed an NCAA tournament game. Still, his combination of size, length, fluidity and perimeter shooting ability is highly intriguing in a draft that is lacking deep star power. He's too talented to fall much further than this.

The Pelicans can afford to be patient with Reddish early. Playing in a smaller market with less pressure to be an immediate star will be beneficial for him.

Statistical projection: No. 5

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8. Memphis Grizzlies | No. 1 pick odds: 6 percent

Coby White
UNC
Age: 19.2
G

Height: 6-5 | Weight: 191

The Celtics will get the Grizzlies' pick if it falls outside the top eight. Memphis has a 55.6 percent chance to keep its pick.

White was somewhat of an afterthought in recruiting circles among guard prospects in this class, but he was able to take advantage of the green light he received in Roy Williams' system and his seemingly unlimited confidence to jump into the lottery.

His impressive size, open-court quickness and shot-making ability make him an ideal fit in the modern NBA game and a strong pairing with Jaren Jackson Jr., and White should make strides as a passer and defender as he continues to gain strength and experience.

Statistical projection: No. 12

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9. Atlanta Hawks (via Mavs) | No. 1 pick odds: 6 percent

Jaxson Hayes
Texas
Age: 18.9
C

Height: 7-0 | Weight: 220

The Hawks will get the Mavericks' pick if it falls outside the top five. Dallas has a 26.2 percent chance to keep its pick.

Hayes came into the season as a complete unknown after hitting a significant growth spurt in high school and registering little productivity prior to college. He proved to be a high-end NBA prospect early on, thanks to his phenomenal physical tools, mobility and instincts on both ends of the floor, cementing himself as the top center prospect in the draft.

Hayes' lack of experience, relatively raw offensive game and still-developing feel will likely relegate him to project status for most NBA teams, but that shouldn't be too much of a deterrent at this point in the draft.

The Hawks have been developing Collins at both big spots. They could be attracted to a 7-footer who projects as an ideal pick-and-roll partner for Young while also anchoring their defense with his rim-protection prowess.

Statistical projection: No. 17

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10. Minnesota Timberwolves | No. 1 pick odds: 3 percent

Sekou Doumbouya
Limoges
Age: 18.3
F

Height: 6-9 | Weight: 210

Doumbouya rebounded from a slow start and has been productive in Pro A France since returning from a hand injury.

He has outstanding physical tools for a modern-day NBA forward, particularly defensively, where he shows significant potential, and he has a projectable skill level offensively.

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11. Los Angeles Lakers | No. 1 pick odds: 2 percent

Bol Bol
Oregon
Age: 19.4
C

Height: 7-2 | Weight: 222

The Lakers are in a tricky spot. LeBron James turns 35 later this year, and L.A. wants to win now, which could steer the team toward one of the older players in this draft (Brandon Clarke, Cam Johnson or Rui Hachimura). But the Lakers have a glaring hole at center. They also need to add 3-point shooting and rim protection to balance a poorly constructed roster.

Bol has both of those things, and he's a top-five talent in this draft, finding himself this low due to a season-ending foot injury, which is certainly a concern. If the Lakers are thinking about the long term and are willing to roll the dice a bit, Bol's long-term upside could be intriguing.

Statistical projection: No. 6

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12. Charlotte Hornets | No. 1 pick odds: 1 percent

PJ Washington
Kentucky
Age: 20.7
F

Height: 6-8 | Weight: 223

No matter what happens in free agency, the Hornets could use frontcourt help. Washington has the length to defend multiple positions on the interior, he can stretch the floor from the perimeter and he brings plenty of long-term upside.

His toughness and versatility will fit well next to Miles Bridges.

13. Miami Heat | No. 1 pick odds: 1 percent

Romeo Langford
Indiana
Age: 19.5
F

Height: 6-6 | Weight: 202

Miami's backcourt was in flux as the offensively challenged team searched for answers in what ended up being a disappointing season. With Dwyane Wade off to retirement, it's natural to look at the wing position as an area of need, and Langford will be one of the players under consideration.

The Indiana freshman played most of the season with a torn ligament in his shooting hand, but he displayed impressive glimpses of potential as a shot-creator operating out of the pick-and-roll.

Statistical projection: No. 21

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14. Boston Celtics (via Kings) | No. 1 pick odds: 1 percent

Brandon Clarke
Gonzaga
Age: 22.6
F

Height: 6-8 | Weight: 210

The 76ers will get the Kings' pick if it jumps to No. 1. Otherwise, this pick goes to the Celtics.

With Boston's bigs potentially hitting free agency, frontcourt could be a real position of need for the Celtics at the draft.

Clarke's versatility as a rim-protecting, pick-and-roll-switching lob-catcher is intriguing on this roster. He will turn 23 prior to his first NBA game and should be ready to step in and help right away.

Statistical projection: No. 10

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15. Detroit Pistons

Kevin Porter Jr.
USC
Age: 19.0
G

Height: 6-6 | Weight: 217

Porter will start getting looks as high as the middle of the lottery, but he has some questions to answer about his approach to the game during the pre-draft process.

At this stage of the draft, the rewards likely outweigh the risks, as Detroit is in desperate need of another creator on the perimeter who can shoulder some scoring load. Porter has the size and versatility to slot into a variety of lineup configurations.

Statistical projection: No. 19

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16. Orlando Magic

Tyler Herro
Kentucky
Age: 19.3
G

Height: 6-5 | Weight: 193

The Magic have been cycling through backcourt options all season. Although point guard is more of a long-term need, they have Markelle Fultz waiting in the wings and will need to think about Terrence Ross' impending free-agency situation.

Adding a combo guard such as Herro -- who can play pick-and-roll, make shots while set or on the move and bring competitiveness and feel -- makes a lot of sense.

Statistical projection: No. 24

17. Brooklyn Nets

Nassir Little
UNC
Age: 19.2
F

Height: 6-6 | Weight: 215

Little's toughness, athleticism and long-term potential will be attractive to an organization that prides itself on character and work ethic. The team has done a phenomenal job with player development, which would bode well for Little.

The former top-five recruit saw his stock drop after an inconsistent freshman season, but he could work his way back in the lottery with a strong pre-draft process.

Statistical projection: No. 25

18. Indiana Pacers

Rui Hachimura
Gonzaga
Age: 21.2
F

Height: 6-9 | Weight: 234

A huge chunk of Indiana's rotation is entering free agency this summer, which means the front office probably will go with the best player available, regardless of position.

Hachimura is blessed with outstanding physical tools and impressive athletic ability. He brings the type of character and work ethic the franchise typically values. His ability to play both small forward and power forward in different lineup configurations should be appealing to the franchise.

19. San Antonio Spurs

Cameron Johnson
UNC
Age: 23.1
F

Height: 6-9 | Weight: 210

Johnson was one of the best shooters in college basketball. He also has excellent size and high basketball IQ.

As one of the oldest players projected to be drafted, he will be ready to contribute to this Spurs squad right away.

20. Boston Celtics (via Clippers)

Nickeil Alexander-Walker
Virginia Tech
Age: 20.6
G

Height: 6-6 | Weight: 200

The Celtics are loaded at the guard spots, but with both Kyrie Irving and Terry Rozier entering free agency, finding a strong backup in the draft would be wise.

Alexander-Walker is coming off an outstanding sophomore season, making significant strides on both ends of the floor. He has the perimeter-shooting ability, length, feel and versatility that Boston typically covets.

Statistical projection: No. 20

21. Oklahoma City Thunder

Talen Horton-Tucker
Iowa State
Age: 18.4
F

Height: 6-4 | Weight: 239

Horton-Tucker is the youngest college player in the first round, and he has intriguing versatility, thanks to his unique build, exceptionally long wingspan and budding ability to shoot off the dribble.

His ability to slide between the shooting guard and power forward positions could be attractive here.

Statistical projection: No. 13

22. Boston Celtics

Keldon Johnson
Kentucky
Age: 19.5
F

Height: 6-6 | Weight: 210

Danny Ainge has long valued toughness, versatility and 3-point shooting -- all strengths for Johnson.

Although his struggles creating offense off the dribble caused his stock to fall somewhat, Johnson won't need to be much of a ball handler on a team with this much star power.

23. Utah Jazz

Grant Williams
Tennessee
Age: 20.4
F

Height: 6-7 | Weight: 241

If the Jazz are considering moving on from Derrick Favors in free agency, finding a long-term replacement at his position in the draft would help.

Williams possesses the type of feel, toughness and character important to the Jazz organization. He has some untapped upside as a perimeter shooter, which Utah's strong player development staff likely can uncover.

Statistical projection: No. 30

24. Philadelphia 76ers

Matisse Thybulle
Washington
Age: 22.1
F

Height: 6-6 | Weight: 201

The Sixers are flush with creators and scoring at every position, but they could stand to add some defensive versatility on the wing. A player such as Thybulle, arguably the best perimeter defender in college basketball, could fit well, especially since he's a willing ball mover who will have no issue deferring to the team's plethora of stars.

Add the fact that he's a senior -- and thus more in line with the Sixers' timetable -- and he makes a lot of sense.

Statistical projection: No. 18

25. Portland Trail Blazers

Luguentz Dort
ASU
Age: 20.0
G

Height: 6-5 | Weight: 224

The Blazers don't have a great deal of backcourt depth and will see two of their main rotation options, Seth Curry and Rodney Hood, hit free agency this summer.

Dort's impressive physical tools, defensive versatility and willingness to do the little things could be attractive in lineups that stagger CJ McCollum and Damian Lillard.

26. Cleveland Cavaliers (via Rockets)

Goga Bitadze
Buducnost
Age: 19.8
C

Height: 6-11 | Weight: 251

The Cavs could be looking to shore up their center position long term. Bitadze has been extremely productive at the highest levels of competition outside the NBA, considering his age.

His excellent skill level offensively -- including his budding ability to stretch the floor -- is attractive, given his combination of size and reach.

27. Brooklyn Nets (via Nuggets)

Mfiondu Kabengele
FSU
Age: 21.7
C

Height: 6--9 | Weight: 235

The Nets have their starting center of the future, Jarrett Allen, in place, but they might look to add another frontcourt piece to the roster with a player who can play either big spot and has the ability to stretch the floor.

Kabengele made huge strides in his sophomore season, and he's on an impressive trajectory considering his late-bloomer status.

28. Golden State Warriors

Carsen Edwards
Purdue
Age: 21.0
G

Height: 6-0 | Weight: 196

The Warriors will need to be creative in adding young, cheap players to their somewhat shallow rotation, considering their luxury-tax situation.

Edwards' shooting range, ability to play on or off the ball and readiness as one of the top scorers in college basketball make him a strong candidate.

29. San Antonio Spurs (via Raptors)

KZ Okpala
Stanford
Age: 20.0
F

Height: 6-9 | Weight: 210

The Spurs don't have a great deal of depth at the forward spots, and they can afford to roll the dice a bit this late in the draft on an upside-laden player in need of development.

Okpala had a late start to basketball, and he's raw in terms of his strength and understanding of the game. However, his physical tools are impressive, and the flashes he has shown as a slasher, defender and perimeter shooter make him worth a long-term investment.

30. Milwaukee Bucks

Ty Jerome
Virginia
Age: 21.8
G

Height: 6-5 | Weight: 200

The Bucks' backcourt rotation was tested in a serious way with a series of late-season injuries, which could prompt the team to add some depth at the guard spots.

Jerome had a phenomenal junior season culminating in a national championship. His tremendous feel, perimeter-shooting ability and competitiveness stand out at this point in the draft.

Statistical projection: No. 26

Second round
31. Nets (via NYK)

Dylan Windler | SF | Age: 22.5 | Belmont

32. Suns

Eric Paschall | PF | Age: 22.4 | Villanova

33. 76ers (via CLE)

Admiral Schofield | SF/PF | Age: 22.0 | Tennessee

34. 76ers (via CHI)

Bruno Fernando | C | Age: 20.6 | Maryland

35. Hawks

Louis King | SF/PF | Age: 20.0 | Oregon

36. Hornets (via WAS)

Daniel Gafford | C | Age: 20.5 | Arkansas

37. Mavericks

Isaiah Roby | PF | Age: 21.1 | Nebraska

38. Bulls (via MEM)

Jalen McDaniels | SF/PF | Age: 21.1 | San Diego State

39. Pelicans

Luka Samanic | PF | Age: 19.2 | Olimpija Ljubljana

40. Kings (via MIN)

Ignas Brazdeikis | PF | Age: 20.2 | Michigan

41. Hawks (via LAL)

Nic Claxton | C | Age: 19.9 | Georgia

42. 76ers (via SAC)

Chuma Okeke | SF/PF | Age: 20.6 | Auburn

43. Wolves (via MIA)

Jontay Porter | C | Age: 19.4 | Missouri

44. Hawks (via CHA)

Darius Bazley | SF/PF | Age: 18.8 | N/A

45. Pistons

Dedric Lawson | PF | Age: 21.5 | Kansas

46. Magic (via BKN)

Joshua Obiesie | PG/SG | Age: 18.8 | Wuerzburg

47. Kings (via ORL)

Deividas Sirvydis | SF | Age: 18.8 | Lietuvos Rytas

48. Clippers

Tremont Waters | PG | Age: 21.2 | LSU

49. Spurs

Naz Reid | PF/C | Age: 19.6 | LSU

50. Pacers

Shamorie Ponds | PG | Age: 20.7 | St. John's

51. Celtics

Jaylen Hoard | PF | Age: 20.0 | Wake Forest

52. Hornets (via OKC)

Charles Bassey | C | Age: 18.4 | Western Kentucky

53. Jazz

Justin Robinson | PG | Age: 21.5 | Virginia Tech

54. 76ers

Miye Oni | SF | Age: 21.6 | Yale

55. Knicks (via HOU)

DaQuan Jeffries | SG | Age: 21.6 | Tulsa

56. Clippers (via POR)

Brian Bowen | SF | Age: 20.5 | Sydney

57. Pelicans (via DEN)

Zylan Cheatham | PF | Age: 23.3 | Arizona State

58. Warriors

Alen Smailagic | PF/C | Age: 18.6 | Santa Cruz

59. Raptors

Quinndary Weatherspoon | SG | Age: 22.6 | Mississippi State

60. Kings (via MIL)

Justin Wright-Foreman | PG | Age: 21.4 | Hofstra

lag∞n, Tuesday, 14 May 2019 17:25 (four months ago) link

knicks fans going wild today lol

lag∞n, Tuesday, 14 May 2019 17:36 (four months ago) link

talen horton-tucker is interesting, 6'4, 239 pounds, can play 2-4. is he related to pj tucker, or is it just a coincidence that two people so similarly shaped and skilled share a last name?

i think ur a controp (voodoo chili), Tuesday, 14 May 2019 17:53 (four months ago) link

thanks goon! down with the hunter pick, not so much with hayes

Heez, Tuesday, 14 May 2019 18:54 (four months ago) link

PJ Washington is probably the dude I saw in the tournament who most impressed me, non-Zion division. for his sake I hope he doesn't go too high, I could see him being a really valuable fifth or sixth guy on a good team. I think Culver and Hunter will be solid too, maybe borderline All-Stars. I also wouldn't be shocked if Coby White ends up being as good as Morant, a lot depends on where each guy ends up.

Garland being so high is wild to me. I'm looking at the class of '18 HS rankings and he was like #14, and then my man played basically four games in college, and suddenly he's the #4 pick?

Evans on Hammond (evol j), Tuesday, 14 May 2019 19:21 (four months ago) link

rumors heating up

.@ColinCowherd just said a veteran NBA player DMed him 10 minutes ago that KD to the Knicks is "100% done" and that he has made calls to other players.

— Bobby Burack (@burackbobby_) May 14, 2019

but I can't let Trae do it I got Huerter on my mind (Spottie), Tuesday, 14 May 2019 20:08 (four months ago) link

i welcome more competition in the east

ciderpress, Tuesday, 14 May 2019 20:27 (four months ago) link

hey everyone i made a couple of posts on other spots but i was originally writing it for this spot so i am also gonna post it here. i think it's really good sportswriting and i'd love your feedback before i submit both of these pieces to the ringer! thanks

deus ex majima (Will M.), Tuesday, 14 May 2019 21:03 (four months ago) link

Hi Internet! like dozens of you, i will be watching with rapt attention tonight as the golden state warriors face off against their friends to the north, the portland trail blazers. but before I do that, I will be watching perhaps the most important and unpredictable matchup of the year: the draft lottery.

after careful examination, i have ranked all 14 teams in the draft lottery who are eligible to take the #1 pick, with which they will either take Zion Williamson, aka Zion William's Son, aka im dad, or fuck up their franchise so permanently and so profoundly that it will have no choice but to move to Seattle (or Montreal if i'm lucky! haha just kidding we can't support a sports team).

keep in mind this isn't personal! i mean i personally don't care about or like some of these teams but it's nothing against YOU, the FANS of those teams, who are all excellent and wonderful. (i can say this because the celtics are ineligible for a first-overall pick.*)

FRIENDS, FOES, AND PPL I HAVE A NEUTRAL OPINION OF, I PRESENT: A SABERMETRIC RANKING OF THE ZION SWEEPSTAKES OUTCOMES.

TIER 1 SCENARIOS AKA "VERY NICE SCENARIOS"
- Atlanta, Dallas, Charlotte, Wolves, Philly (via Sacramento)

REASONS: I like the Hawks, Donc-zion-gis (yes that's the name of those 3 now) would be thrilling, I am nostalgic for the Hornets of yore and have a vintage jacket of theirs, I feel like the Wolves deserve a break for some reason? and omg if the 76ers got Zion it'd be profoundly bullshit but also profoundly THE PROCESS and im here for it.

TIER 2 SCENARIOS AKA "NICE, BUT CURSED SCENARIOS"
- Knicks, Suns, Pelicans, Bulls

REASONS: The VOLTRON KNICKS RETALIATIO sounds like GREAT fun drama to follow. imagine durant and kyrie moping around manhattan!!! the suns are a CURSED FRANCHISE and worst-case zion languishes in desert obscurity but seriously how do they fuck up ayton, booker, zion, bridges? i'm morbidly excited to find out! pelicans davis drama maybe gets turned around if zion shows up but honestly i think it's too late so he's just "new brow" so it's a wash. the bulls haven't inspired anyone in a while, zion might help, but even though it's been like 30 years since jordan was drafted i still kinda feel like they've had their share.

TIER 3 SCENARIOS AKA "I DON'T CARE SCENARIOS... DONTCARIOS? CAN I PORTMANTEAU THAT? SCENARIOS"
- Washington, Memphis, Miami
REASONS: I don't care, really. Miami ok I guess, Beal+Zion maybe fun, I can't even remember a Memphis player off the top of my head

TIER 4 AKA "I'M WATCHING HOCKEY NEXT YEAR, WHO'S GOOD IN HOCKEY, I HAVEN'T WATCHED IN A WHILE SCENARIOS"
- Cleveland, Lakers

REASONS: I don't want Cleveland to get bailed out of the Lebron situation, and I don't want LA to get bailed out of the Lebron situation

ODDS OF VERY NICE: 10.5+6+3+1+1 = 21.5% odds
ODDS OF NICE BUT CURSED: 14+14+6+12.5 = 46.5% odds
ODDS OF WHO CARES: 9+6+1 = 16% odds
ODDS OF HOCKEY: 14+2 = 16% odds

I know some of you are visual learners and prefer charts! thankfully i am a DATA FIEND who WRANGLES STATS like a SCIENCE COWBOY at the DUDE RANCH OF FACTS, so i've included a chart (see attached image).

if you are visually impaired and require an audio version of this post please ask and i will yell it into a microphone. of course you've already listened to it all in text to speech at this point, but you DO probably want to hear it again and i am happy to help. please don't ask me to do this unless you need it because i swear to fuck i'll do it.

BONNE CHANCE POUR TOUS LES EQUIPES DU BALLE, ET VIVE LE BALLE! ET LAISSEZ LES BON TEMPS BALLER!

https://i.imgur.com/J2RwzqJ.png

* i love you guys too i just had to pick on someone for the joke. thanks for being a good sport

deus ex majima (Will M.), Tuesday, 14 May 2019 21:09 (four months ago) link

thats my first piece. here's the second one. i think i've nailed their tone but i'd love tips on any stats i could include, or if the word count is correct. thanks!

deus ex majima (Will M.), Tuesday, 14 May 2019 21:09 (four months ago) link

Reading ESPN's latest NBA Mock Draft results, and while some have called 2019 a "weak year" for the draft, I have decided that this is a bumper crop... FOR NAMES I AM EXCITED TO SAY OUT LOUD. I tried to be conservative when copy/pasting my favourite names from the list of sixty, but still ended up pulling... 22 of them? Obviously this was too many to simply rank so I put them in nine tiers. FRIENDS, FOES AND PEOPLE I'VE YET TO CATEGORIZE AS EITHER, PLEASE ENJOY THIS PRESENTATION OF "WILL RANKS THE TOP NAMES OF THE ESPN MOCK DRAFT 2019 OF THE NBA IN MAY BEFORE THE LOTTERY."

TIER 9: The "mock drafters picked these players 20th and 21st, and i'll be goddamned if i don't mix them and/or their names up forever" tier: Nickeil Alexander-Walker, Talen Horton-Tucker
TIER 8: the "hey that's who i cosplayed in my most recent historical recreation" tier: Admiral Schofield, Louis King
TIER 7: the "wwe local competitor/enhancement talent" tier: Jaxson Hayes, Nic Claxton
TIER 6: the "basketball player? or retirement village?" tier: Tremont Waters, Shamorie Ponds
TIER 5: the "doesn't afraid of anything" tier: Tyler Herro
TIER 4: the "it'll take america 5 years to learn to pronounce this" tier: Matisse Thybulle, Luguentz Dort, Mfiondu Kabengele, Deividas Sirvydis
TIER 3: the "it'll take america 5 seconds to learn to pronounce this, and they will say it over and over because it's so fun" tier: Chuma Okeke, Rui Hachimura, Miye Oni
TIER 2: the "didn't that guy die in a Bauhaus song?" tier: Goga Bitadze

and finally the TIER 1 OPERATORS, the TOP 5 NAMES, the names so good they never need to play a game of basketball to be burnt into my memory forever (but i hope they all play and succeed and make up an entire all-star team one day):
5. K.Z. Okpala
4. Quinndary Weatherspoon
3. Zion Williamson
2. Zylan Cheatham
1. Bol Bol

deus ex majima (Will M.), Tuesday, 14 May 2019 21:12 (four months ago) link

what are the lottery changes, just flattened odds and they draw 4 teams instead of 3 before going to record?

ciderpress, Tuesday, 14 May 2019 21:46 (four months ago) link

yes and yes

deus ex majima (Will M.), Tuesday, 14 May 2019 21:51 (four months ago) link

ja morant is very nervous

lag∞n, Wednesday, 15 May 2019 00:05 (four months ago) link

v excited to learn where my son will be playing basketball this fall

Clay, Wednesday, 15 May 2019 00:26 (four months ago) link

rooting for the knicks tbh sue me

k3vin k., Wednesday, 15 May 2019 00:31 (four months ago) link

ny/phx/cle is some sort of reverse sophie's choice scenario

call all destroyer, Wednesday, 15 May 2019 00:32 (four months ago) link

jay williams just called zion a change agent

lag∞n, Wednesday, 15 May 2019 00:34 (four months ago) link

he also said he "composited a list"

call all destroyer, Wednesday, 15 May 2019 00:34 (four months ago) link

lol

lag∞n, Wednesday, 15 May 2019 00:35 (four months ago) link

rmde

Clay, Wednesday, 15 May 2019 00:43 (four months ago) link

lakers moved up........

lag∞n, Wednesday, 15 May 2019 00:43 (four months ago) link

the fuuuuuuuuuuuuck

be the 2 chainz you want 2 see in the world (m bison), Wednesday, 15 May 2019 00:43 (four months ago) link

they deserve it

ciderpress, Wednesday, 15 May 2019 00:43 (four months ago) link

Oh my

(•̪●) (carne asada), Wednesday, 15 May 2019 00:43 (four months ago) link

grizz in the mix

lag∞n, Wednesday, 15 May 2019 00:44 (four months ago) link

Damn chi

(•̪●) (carne asada), Wednesday, 15 May 2019 00:44 (four months ago) link

jesus

lag∞n, Wednesday, 15 May 2019 00:44 (four months ago) link

if the fuckin lakers get the goddamn #1 pick

be the 2 chainz you want 2 see in the world (m bison), Wednesday, 15 May 2019 00:44 (four months ago) link

pelis too

Clay, Wednesday, 15 May 2019 00:44 (four months ago) link

lol knicks and lakers my stars

Clay, Wednesday, 15 May 2019 00:45 (four months ago) link

this is cray

call all destroyer, Wednesday, 15 May 2019 00:45 (four months ago) link

these new odds

lag∞n, Wednesday, 15 May 2019 00:45 (four months ago) link

chaos reigns

Clay, Wednesday, 15 May 2019 00:45 (four months ago) link

Fuuuuuuuck

Heez, Wednesday, 15 May 2019 00:46 (four months ago) link

the fix is in

k3vin k., Wednesday, 15 May 2019 00:46 (four months ago) link

Rigged fake hoax imo

(•̪●) (carne asada), Wednesday, 15 May 2019 00:46 (four months ago) link

Wow this is madness

but I can't let Trae do it I got Huerter on my mind (Spottie), Wednesday, 15 May 2019 00:46 (four months ago) link

Tanking is dead

but I can't let Trae do it I got Huerter on my mind (Spottie), Wednesday, 15 May 2019 00:47 (four months ago) link

praying for griz & pelicans

lag∞n, Wednesday, 15 May 2019 00:47 (four months ago) link

Tanking is dead

― but I can't let Trae do it I got Huerter on my mind (Spottie), Tuesday, May 14, 2019 7:47 PM (forty-six seconds ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

yupppppppp

be the 2 chainz you want 2 see in the world (m bison), Wednesday, 15 May 2019 00:48 (four months ago) link

i dont care who gets #1 as long as its not the lakers, jesus

be the 2 chainz you want 2 see in the world (m bison), Wednesday, 15 May 2019 00:48 (four months ago) link

zion 50/50 chance of going to LA or NY in like 2 minutes this is not ideal my boy

Clay, Wednesday, 15 May 2019 00:49 (four months ago) link

YES

Clay, Wednesday, 15 May 2019 00:50 (four months ago) link

lmaoooooooooooooo

be the 2 chainz you want 2 see in the world (m bison), Wednesday, 15 May 2019 00:50 (four months ago) link

haa yess

lag∞n, Wednesday, 15 May 2019 00:50 (four months ago) link

fuckin lol

lag∞n, Wednesday, 15 May 2019 00:50 (four months ago) link

Ok ok

(•̪●) (carne asada), Wednesday, 15 May 2019 00:51 (four months ago) link

saved

ciderpress, Wednesday, 15 May 2019 00:51 (four months ago) link

pelicans should trade this pick for anthony davis

Clay, Wednesday, 15 May 2019 00:51 (four months ago) link

ant davis is staying

be the 2 chainz you want 2 see in the world (m bison), Wednesday, 15 May 2019 00:51 (four months ago) link

Hahahahaha

EZ Snappin, Wednesday, 15 May 2019 00:51 (four months ago) link

this is the funniest outcome possible

Jeff Bathos (symsymsym), Wednesday, 15 May 2019 00:51 (four months ago) link

Amazing

but I can't let Trae do it I got Huerter on my mind (Spottie), Wednesday, 15 May 2019 00:52 (four months ago) link

ja is a great fit for memphis imo

Clay, Wednesday, 15 May 2019 00:52 (four months ago) link

dude what the hell this is madness

k3vin k., Wednesday, 15 May 2019 00:53 (four months ago) link

the pelicans don't deserve zion imo this is lame

k3vin k., Wednesday, 15 May 2019 00:53 (four months ago) link

hahahahahah

call all destroyer, Wednesday, 15 May 2019 00:53 (four months ago) link

new york and la got owned so i'm good

call all destroyer, Wednesday, 15 May 2019 00:54 (four months ago) link

that was funny as hell

lag∞n, Wednesday, 15 May 2019 00:54 (four months ago) link

it was very satisfying

call all destroyer, Wednesday, 15 May 2019 00:55 (four months ago) link

i love this new era of chaos draft

ciderpress, Wednesday, 15 May 2019 00:56 (four months ago) link

god bless the knicks

mookieproof, Wednesday, 15 May 2019 00:57 (four months ago) link

if i were davis id still want to be traded i mean zion is 18 and davis time is now, and it actually wldnt be bad for nola to stock up w guys more on zions timeline

lag∞n, Wednesday, 15 May 2019 00:57 (four months ago) link

that was my first thought....trade a.d. and do a full reset.

also i know it's dumb to talk about positional overlap this early but zion and a.d. don't really seem like they would ever fit together.

call all destroyer, Wednesday, 15 May 2019 01:00 (four months ago) link

two thumbs all the way up

brimstead, Wednesday, 15 May 2019 01:00 (four months ago) link

hm suspect there may be an ulterior motive to this analysis xps

Clay, Wednesday, 15 May 2019 01:00 (four months ago) link

davis wld have to me more of a perimeter player w zion which he cld do but isnt really playing to his strengths

lag∞n, Wednesday, 15 May 2019 01:02 (four months ago) link

xp nah the celtics aren't getting a.d.

call all destroyer, Wednesday, 15 May 2019 01:02 (four months ago) link

So happy for my bud back home in NOLA who has been texting me Zion's each and every dunk this year.

Fetchboy, Wednesday, 15 May 2019 01:03 (four months ago) link

At least New York created $1.6M more in cap space.

— Bobby Marks (@BobbyMarks42) May 15, 2019

nice shade from bobby

call all destroyer, Wednesday, 15 May 2019 01:04 (four months ago) link

griz low key building something w ja & jackson jr

lag∞n, Wednesday, 15 May 2019 01:08 (four months ago) link

Glad for fetchboys friend
Sad for everyone else on earth
Lakers tho damn coulda been real worst case scenario shit

deus ex majima (Will M.), Wednesday, 15 May 2019 01:10 (four months ago) link

griz low key building something w ja & jackson jr

― lag∞n, Tuesday, May 14, 2019 9:08 PM (two minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

yeah this could be a lot of fun. getting #2 makes it easier to move conley for some assets.

call all destroyer, Wednesday, 15 May 2019 01:12 (four months ago) link

there's something unsatisfying about a team that spent the whole season trying to trade away their franchise-altering #1 pick getting another franchise-altering #1 pick

on the other hand it's not NY or LA and I really didn't want to see Cleveland get it AGAIN

frogbs, Wednesday, 15 May 2019 01:12 (four months ago) link

as with most years there was no team that really "deserved" the #1 pick whatever that means. i like what gayle benson has been doing and hopefully this reinforces her desire to modernize and invest in the team.

call all destroyer, Wednesday, 15 May 2019 01:14 (four months ago) link

its really shdve been atl

lag∞n, Wednesday, 15 May 2019 01:14 (four months ago) link

eh i guess. even when atl has had good teams it's felt pretty hollow.

call all destroyer, Wednesday, 15 May 2019 01:16 (four months ago) link

i feel zion + trey cldve finally made atlanta the hawks town it shd be

lag∞n, Wednesday, 15 May 2019 01:20 (four months ago) link

lol

Knicks fans cheering when the Lakers got the 4th pick...

...Then they got the third pick 😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/A75FvKkU2C

— Master (@MasterTes) May 15, 2019

lag∞n, Wednesday, 15 May 2019 01:21 (four months ago) link

Hopefully the Hawks can hit with one of their two top 10 picks.

Fetchboy, Wednesday, 15 May 2019 01:21 (four months ago) link

hawks fans, i am the spurs gm and i covet one of your picks, who/what do you want from the spurs

be the 2 chainz you want 2 see in the world (m bison), Wednesday, 15 May 2019 02:02 (four months ago) link

Coach Alvin Gentry reacts to the @PelicansNBA winning the 2019 #NBADraftLottery. pic.twitter.com/miV5cmVT3Y

— NBA (@NBA) May 15, 2019

lag∞n, Wednesday, 15 May 2019 02:42 (four months ago) link

alvin is HYPE

be the 2 chainz you want 2 see in the world (m bison), Wednesday, 15 May 2019 03:02 (four months ago) link

cash in on derrick white bise?

Heez, Wednesday, 15 May 2019 03:40 (four months ago) link

a story in trends

https://i.imgur.com/lGC0ISo.png

lag∞n, Wednesday, 15 May 2019 03:56 (four months ago) link

My suns friends are very sad

but I can't let Trae do it I got Huerter on my mind (Spottie), Wednesday, 15 May 2019 04:06 (four months ago) link

They should have started sooner.

A is for (Aimless), Wednesday, 15 May 2019 04:13 (four months ago) link

Does that mean RJ Barrett going to be in Knicks hell?

Van Horn Street, Wednesday, 15 May 2019 05:18 (four months ago) link

someone's got to be

ciderpress, Wednesday, 15 May 2019 13:19 (four months ago) link

i really hope this finally shuts up all the weirdos who think the lottery is rigged*

*i know this will not happen

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 15 May 2019 14:51 (four months ago) link

I mean Lakers getting a Top 4 and then getting #4 was pretty funny

frogbs, Wednesday, 15 May 2019 14:52 (four months ago) link

SAS in peak form

Working in a cubicle near Stephen A. Smith is approximately 500x better than I thought it would be. pic.twitter.com/9oqwwGdUWU

— Pablo S. Torre (@PabloTorre) May 15, 2019

but I can't let Trae do it I got Huerter on my mind (Spottie), Wednesday, 15 May 2019 18:28 (four months ago) link

Knicks are probably gonna shop the 3rd pick. Personally, I’m hoping that Memphis galaxy brains themselves into taking Barrett over Morant, but I’m not expecting that lol

i think ur a controp (voodoo chili), Wednesday, 15 May 2019 18:55 (four months ago) link

lmao stephen a

k3vin k., Wednesday, 15 May 2019 19:36 (four months ago) link

UCF's Tacko Fall official measurements at the NBA Combine: 7'5 1/4 without shoes, 7'7 with shoes, 289 pounds, 8'2 1/4 wingspan, 10'2 1/2 standing reach, 6.8% body fat. Tacko just broke every figure in our database for height, wingspan and reach, dating back to the 80s. 😳😲 pic.twitter.com/xNNwRuKZcK

— Jonathan Givony (@DraftExpress) May 15, 2019

lag∞n, Wednesday, 15 May 2019 19:53 (four months ago) link

Is he going to get drafted?

but I can't let Trae do it I got Huerter on my mind (Spottie), Wednesday, 15 May 2019 19:56 (four months ago) link

Some teams will certainly want to see him work out. But the main question will be can he move his feet well enough to survive in the NBA? If he can move, he gets drafted for sure.

A is for (Aimless), Wednesday, 15 May 2019 20:00 (four months ago) link

i havent seen him in the mocks but i bet hell get there, hes not good at basketball but idk he looks good in these videos lol

lag∞n, Wednesday, 15 May 2019 20:07 (four months ago) link

I watched one game w him and he was bad against better than avg competition

but I can't let Trae do it I got Huerter on my mind (Spottie), Wednesday, 15 May 2019 20:12 (four months ago) link

it wld be very not hard to talk yrself into him in the 2nd round

lag∞n, Wednesday, 15 May 2019 20:22 (four months ago) link

zion failed to dunk on him

lag∞n, Wednesday, 15 May 2019 20:22 (four months ago) link

I've seen a few pels fans hoping they trade AD to the knicks for the #3 and some combo of DSJ/ Knox/Mitchell Robinson/other picks.

Fetchboy, Wednesday, 15 May 2019 20:31 (four months ago) link

knicks just have nothing outside that #3 pick

lag∞n, Wednesday, 15 May 2019 20:31 (four months ago) link

I honestly think some of it is just them wanting AD to languish on a doomed franchise.

Fetchboy, Wednesday, 15 May 2019 20:34 (four months ago) link

Porzingus bailed out of NY as soon as he could. Wise move on his part.

A is for (Aimless), Wednesday, 15 May 2019 20:38 (four months ago) link

guys i have some very spicy drama about p0rzinger do we have a 77 thread for hoops?

but I can't let Trae do it I got Huerter on my mind (Spottie), Wednesday, 15 May 2019 20:43 (four months ago) link

i dont think so make one tho

lag∞n, Wednesday, 15 May 2019 20:44 (four months ago) link

I just went to 77 and made one. Spill the beans.

A is for (Aimless), Wednesday, 15 May 2019 20:49 (four months ago) link

the blair smith project

DAMMIT!!!!! Typical KNICKS!!!!! pic.twitter.com/rn0hDF0JdE

— Stephen A Smith (@stephenasmith) May 15, 2019

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Wednesday, 15 May 2019 21:15 (four months ago) link

haha

but I can't let Trae do it I got Huerter on my mind (Spottie), Wednesday, 15 May 2019 21:16 (four months ago) link

i feel like this is gonna be one of those drafts where there's only like 2 halfway decent players drafted between 3 and 20

J0rdan S., Wednesday, 15 May 2019 22:06 (four months ago) link

has 2015 reached awful draft status yet or is it still too early to call

ciderpress, Wednesday, 15 May 2019 22:32 (four months ago) link

2013 turned out pretty good in the end despite the best efforts of certain people here

ciderpress, Wednesday, 15 May 2019 22:33 (four months ago) link

embiid is cool again

Hell of a season. Proud of my guys and I appreciate all the support you guys gave us all season long. Extremely disappointed and fell short of our goal but this is the motivation I needed and best believe I’ll be BACK EVEN BETTER AND STRONGER #TheProcess pic.twitter.com/sN7ufCM1pD

— Joel Embiid (@JoelEmbiid) May 15, 2019


his profile pic hahha

but I can't let Trae do it I got Huerter on my mind (Spottie), Wednesday, 15 May 2019 23:59 (four months ago) link

Fat Joe Jadakiss & Desus & Mero reacting to the Knicks Getting the 3rd overall pick in REAL TIME 🤦🏽‍♂️😢 pic.twitter.com/3J1Wy9Di9h

— 2CooI2Blog (@2Cool2Bl0g) May 17, 2019

lag∞n, Friday, 17 May 2019 16:01 (four months ago) link

knicks fans man lol

lag∞n, Friday, 17 May 2019 16:01 (four months ago) link

respect

Report: Pelicans owner Gayle Benson would trade Anthony Davis to Lakers only ‘over my dead body’
https://nba.nbcsports.com/2019/05/17/report-pelicans-owner-gayle-benson-would-trade-anthony-davis-to-lakers-only-over-my-dead-body/

but I can't let Trae do it I got Huerter on my mind (Spottie), Friday, 17 May 2019 16:24 (four months ago) link

haa

lag∞n, Friday, 17 May 2019 16:34 (four months ago) link

respect to all owners engaging in nba drama

lag∞n, Friday, 17 May 2019 16:34 (four months ago) link

:)

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D6yHbfKWsAEL591.jpg

lag∞n, Friday, 17 May 2019 16:55 (four months ago) link

has boris stepped foot on ground since he retired? lmao every single picture or video of him i see he's out at sea. what a life

but I can't let Trae do it I got Huerter on my mind (Spottie), Friday, 17 May 2019 17:11 (four months ago) link

gayle benson kind of rules

call all destroyer, Friday, 17 May 2019 17:47 (four months ago) link

pels have been making all the right moves, sad that all their good moves came after brow joined klutch.

but I can't let Trae do it I got Huerter on my mind (Spottie), Friday, 17 May 2019 18:09 (four months ago) link

brow is compromised

ciderpress, Friday, 17 May 2019 18:14 (four months ago) link

people who have figured out how to live

Bleacher Report@BleacherReport

Dirk’s eating GOOD.

Big man says he’s gained 15 pounds since retiring: “I have not worked out once. … I’ve had ice cream almost every day”

but I can't let Trae do it I got Huerter on my mind (Spottie), Friday, 17 May 2019 18:47 (four months ago) link

i will buy a fat dirk bobblehead

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Friday, 17 May 2019 18:51 (four months ago) link

did not know this rule tbh

No, this shot cannot be scored in the NBA ... ball bouncing to the floor and into the basket is not illegal currently. But who can say that it wouldn’t be in the future ... 😊🏀 https://t.co/ul5Mg0lkCG

— Ronnie Nunn (@NunnBetterRefs) May 17, 2019

lag∞n, Friday, 17 May 2019 20:33 (four months ago) link

yikes

Tyreke Evans "dismissed and disqualified" from the NBA for violating drug program. pic.twitter.com/X83jwstzs8

— Howard Beck (@HowardBeck) May 17, 2019

call all destroyer, Friday, 17 May 2019 20:50 (four months ago) link

so that means he's been caught multiple times right? cant remember but you basically have to get busted like 5 times for it to get to that point iirc

but I can't let Trae do it I got Huerter on my mind (Spottie), Friday, 17 May 2019 20:55 (four months ago) link

think it has to be multiple offenses of any of these
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D6zAj_BW0AAfOG-.jpg:large

but I can't let Trae do it I got Huerter on my mind (Spottie), Friday, 17 May 2019 21:00 (four months ago) link

bron for ben simmons makes too much sense, simmons needs to leave embiid in order to fulfill his destiny as large draymond

lag∞n, Friday, 17 May 2019 22:20 (four months ago) link

draymond is a genius, ben simmons is not is the problem

but I can't let Trae do it I got Huerter on my mind (Spottie), Friday, 17 May 2019 22:29 (four months ago) link

im guessing reke was on painkillers, hes been playing through serious knee pain all season

micah, Saturday, 18 May 2019 00:04 (four months ago) link

2 years seems so extreme

but I can't let Trae do it I got Huerter on my mind (Spottie), Saturday, 18 May 2019 00:05 (four months ago) link

a. ben simmons is kinda a genius b. hes large

lag∞n, Saturday, 18 May 2019 01:19 (four months ago) link

hes just playing out of position, like all the way out

lag∞n, Saturday, 18 May 2019 01:20 (four months ago) link

T. rex arms tho

but I can't let Trae do it I got Huerter on my mind (Spottie), Saturday, 18 May 2019 01:44 (four months ago) link

they look fine

https://i.imgur.com/LYv1lI0.jpg

lag∞n, Saturday, 18 May 2019 01:47 (four months ago) link

‘shopped

but I can't let Trae do it I got Huerter on my mind (Spottie), Saturday, 18 May 2019 03:32 (four months ago) link

get rext

be the 2 chainz you want 2 see in the world (m bison), Saturday, 18 May 2019 03:33 (four months ago) link

no

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

lag∞n, Saturday, 18 May 2019 03:35 (four months ago) link

biannis simmons

be the 2 chainz you want 2 see in the world (m bison), Saturday, 18 May 2019 03:38 (four months ago) link

Haha more like Giannis Simmons

but I can't let Trae do it I got Huerter on my mind (Spottie), Saturday, 18 May 2019 03:39 (four months ago) link

Lol

but I can't let Trae do it I got Huerter on my mind (Spottie), Saturday, 18 May 2019 03:39 (four months ago) link

haw

lag∞n, Saturday, 18 May 2019 03:42 (four months ago) link

So looks like the Rox are firing Bzdelik, who they begged out of retirement earlier this year to save their abysmal defense. Not sure what's going on there.

Fetchboy, Saturday, 18 May 2019 23:33 (four months ago) link

cmon massive overhaul of the roster CMONNNNNNNN

be the 2 chainz you want 2 see in the world (m bison), Saturday, 18 May 2019 23:44 (four months ago) link

Interesting

but I can't let Trae do it I got Huerter on my mind (Spottie), Saturday, 18 May 2019 23:44 (four months ago) link

There is speculation that Jason Kidd was brought to LA in an attempt to attract Giannis to the Lakers when he becomes a free agent in 2 Years, per @Newsday.

— Hoop Central (@TheHoopCentral) May 19, 2019

but I can't let Trae do it I got Huerter on my mind (Spottie), Sunday, 19 May 2019 21:15 (four months ago) link

lolllllllllll good lord, giannis spends ONE YEAR with bud and is the mvp and prob going to the finals, but nah he really wants to play with jason kidd, jesus christ

be the 2 chainz you want 2 see in the world (m bison), Sunday, 19 May 2019 21:38 (four months ago) link

Lakers rumors will never not be extreme and funny

but I can't let Trae do it I got Huerter on my mind (Spottie), Sunday, 19 May 2019 21:44 (four months ago) link

2-D chess

omar little, Sunday, 19 May 2019 21:49 (four months ago) link

lakers becoming a joke of a franchise in my lifetime is one of the greatest joys on nba fandom

be the 2 chainz you want 2 see in the world (m bison), Sunday, 19 May 2019 21:58 (four months ago) link

ps also fuck jason kidd 4 life

be the 2 chainz you want 2 see in the world (m bison), Sunday, 19 May 2019 21:59 (four months ago) link

lol lakers

lag∞n, Monday, 20 May 2019 02:16 (four months ago) link

whatre the chances kidd is still even working for them in 2 years

lag∞n, Monday, 20 May 2019 02:16 (four months ago) link

noted long-term thinker jason kidd

call all destroyer, Monday, 20 May 2019 02:30 (four months ago) link

now this is gonna be fun

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Monday, 20 May 2019 04:13 (four months ago) link

we looked around the hoops world, talked to the best of the best and found that the one we were looking for was there all along. shocking development

BREAKING: Ryan Saunders to remain as #Twolves head coach. https://t.co/tYv5lRaPDo #NBA pic.twitter.com/E34cmNX1an

— Star Tribune Sports (@StribSports) May 20, 2019

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Monday, 20 May 2019 13:20 (four months ago) link

i was impressed with him

i think ur a controp (voodoo chili), Monday, 20 May 2019 14:42 (four months ago) link

Magic Johnson identifies Rob Pelinka is the person who was backstabbing him. pic.twitter.com/3mul9lJuzi

— Arash Markazi (@ArashMarkazi) May 20, 2019

lag∞n, Monday, 20 May 2019 14:44 (four months ago) link

Backstabbing me with hateful comments such as 'why is Magic not at work today' and 'has anyone seen Magic in the office the past two weeks'

officer sonny bonds, lytton pd (mayor jingleberries), Monday, 20 May 2019 16:22 (four months ago) link

love how he dropped all this just a few hours before vogel is to be introduced to the media accompanied by pelinka

but I can't let Trae do it I got Huerter on my mind (Spottie), Monday, 20 May 2019 16:37 (four months ago) link

magics mad lol

lag∞n, Monday, 20 May 2019 16:58 (four months ago) link

what if j kidd actually stabs vogel in the back as a pre-orchestrated introduction to j kidd as head coach

Heez, Monday, 20 May 2019 17:32 (four months ago) link

omggggg

Bruh the amount of disrespect in this question 😂😂😂😂 #Lakers @WorldWideWob pic.twitter.com/Wl80hcwtZC

— Josh (@JMoneyMikita) May 20, 2019

but I can't let Trae do it I got Huerter on my mind (Spottie), Monday, 20 May 2019 20:31 (four months ago) link

Who has had the better *career?*

Let's frame it as, who is MORE fitting to go into the Hall of Fame? (Both will go in, no question, whether you agree or not, they'll get in.)

— Hardwood Paroxysm (@HPbasketball) May 20, 2019

i love this poll

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Monday, 20 May 2019 21:12 (four months ago) link

currently 50%/50% with 6000 votes!

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Monday, 20 May 2019 21:14 (four months ago) link

dwight seems obviously better like he was definitely better through age 29 and i can't believe draymond's playstyle will age well into his 30s

ciderpress, Monday, 20 May 2019 21:30 (four months ago) link

i also can't think of draymond as more than a very good role player until i see him on a team that doesn't have 1-2 MVPs warping things

ciderpress, Monday, 20 May 2019 21:32 (four months ago) link

yeah i mean dwight was the second best player in the league for a few years, best player on a finals team etc

lag∞n, Monday, 20 May 2019 21:59 (four months ago) link

I went back and checked the player model I made during the pre-season and it ranked Giannis as the 19th best player in the NBA. I guess it’s true that all models are wrong!

Allen (etaeoe), Monday, 20 May 2019 22:27 (four months ago) link

That poll is pretty entertaining. Some of the anti-dray replies are so dumb they are entertaining. I truly have no idea what people mean when they talk about “role players” and use Dray as an example.

Allen (etaeoe), Monday, 20 May 2019 22:30 (four months ago) link

Finally, I miss ILH. I don’t know why I haven’t kept up this year. I’m still watching a ton of basketball and most NBA talk (on Reddit or Twitter or wherever) is compartively shit! Anyway, this has been my favorite post season in forever. I genuinely love all four teams and would be stoked about any combination of finals.

Allen (etaeoe), Monday, 20 May 2019 22:32 (four months ago) link

(btw I’m not hating on you ciderpress. Nothing but love.)

Allen (etaeoe), Monday, 20 May 2019 22:33 (four months ago) link

love all four teams and would be stoked about any combination of finals

Any combination will most definitely not include the Blazers. They're tapped out. But I love that they made a deep run to the WCF as the lowest of the surviving seeds -- in a playoffs where they were expected to die quietly against OKC in the first round.

A is for (Aimless), Monday, 20 May 2019 23:15 (four months ago) link

I would have voted Dwight except it seems like everyone who ever played with him hated his fucking guts whereas the only teammate who I know hates Draymond is KD and that’s honestly a point in his favor.

Evans on Hammond (evol j), Tuesday, 21 May 2019 03:03 (four months ago) link

by the criteria they give the answer is dwight and it isn't really close

call all destroyer, Tuesday, 21 May 2019 03:08 (four months ago) link

i know dray is better than a 'role-player' but the point is he does very specific things that are complementary to a star player rather than being a guy who can elevate an otherwise bad team himself

ciderpress, Tuesday, 21 May 2019 03:55 (four months ago) link

He would help any team.

but I can't let Trae do it I got Huerter on my mind (Spottie), Tuesday, 21 May 2019 03:57 (four months ago) link

Dwight clearly a better career peak and cad otm. We can revisit in 7-8 years tho

but I can't let Trae do it I got Huerter on my mind (Spottie), Tuesday, 21 May 2019 03:58 (four months ago) link

drays a defensive superstar and very bad at scoring while being able to do some other good things on offense

lag∞n, Tuesday, 21 May 2019 03:59 (four months ago) link

we know what a team where dwight is the best player looks like, they made the finals. what does a team where dray is the best player look like?

ciderpress, Tuesday, 21 May 2019 04:00 (four months ago) link

Dunno don’t really care!

but I can't let Trae do it I got Huerter on my mind (Spottie), Tuesday, 21 May 2019 04:00 (four months ago) link

Hope we never have to find out

but I can't let Trae do it I got Huerter on my mind (Spottie), Tuesday, 21 May 2019 04:01 (four months ago) link

it looks like the lottery

lag∞n, Tuesday, 21 May 2019 04:01 (four months ago) link

dray cld absolutely end up w/ a better career than dwight if his body holds up bc of how hard dwight fell off but right now its not close

ciderpress, Tuesday, 21 May 2019 04:04 (four months ago) link

<3

“There’s no place he’d rather have me get my start in coaching.”

An emotional Ryan Saunders thanks his father, Flip, and the rest of his family. #AllEyesNorth pic.twitter.com/wYUtEveHoP

— FOX Sports North (@fsnorth) May 21, 2019

but I can't let Trae do it I got Huerter on my mind (Spottie), Tuesday, 21 May 2019 16:37 (four months ago) link

oh that got me

hope he does well

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 21 May 2019 18:04 (four months ago) link

messy messy

Report: Magic Johnson revealed problems with Rob Pelinka only on TV, not to inquiring Lakers owner Jeanie Buss https://t.co/iFSVMvy7tY

— Kurt Helin (@basketballtalk) May 21, 2019

lag∞n, Tuesday, 21 May 2019 20:00 (four months ago) link

how are they going to convince any FAs that they are a stable org? maybe lebro should demand a trade

but I can't let Trae do it I got Huerter on my mind (Spottie), Tuesday, 21 May 2019 20:24 (four months ago) link

If I'm a free agent, I'd rather sign there this year than last year tbh. It's hard to see how losing Johnson or Walton hurts them. They're a mess but the situation is still pretty good.

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Tuesday, 21 May 2019 20:56 (four months ago) link

it is?

k3vin k., Tuesday, 21 May 2019 21:12 (four months ago) link

the biggest selling point as far as I can see is that the warriors and rockets could both plausibly be on their last legs as dominant teams, but then you still have 35 year old lebron (who gets injured now like normal humans), a bunch of young but unproven talent, and a front office that is a complete trash fire

k3vin k., Tuesday, 21 May 2019 21:15 (four months ago) link

id rather go to the clippers for sure. especially if you want to be the man and not have to worry about dealing with lebron

but I can't let Trae do it I got Huerter on my mind (Spottie), Tuesday, 21 May 2019 21:20 (four months ago) link

I'm not saying it's a top destination. But would you rather sign with the Wizards?

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Tuesday, 21 May 2019 21:27 (four months ago) link

oh, well if that's who we are comparing them to

k3vin k., Tuesday, 21 May 2019 21:45 (four months ago) link

projected cap space:
https://i.imgur.com/B1roHKM.png

but I can't let Trae do it I got Huerter on my mind (Spottie), Tuesday, 21 May 2019 21:57 (four months ago) link

The fans in LA have been pretty supportive of Magic's ridiculous assault on the front office. I'm sure Pelinka sucks but from what I can tell Magic is the guy who put this years team together that was terrible, demanded full authority on decision making and then barely showed up to work half the time. They're pretty lucky he quit because he's impossible to fire.

officer sonny bonds, lytton pd (mayor jingleberries), Tuesday, 21 May 2019 23:02 (four months ago) link

Magic has kinda been a weirdo ever since he made his comeback in '95-'96, i mean that in an affectionate kind of way, he's like the Lakers' awkward uncle. He's not a deep deep uncanny valley weirdo like Dwight, of course.

omar little, Tuesday, 21 May 2019 23:38 (four months ago) link

this is what ive been thinking about his upcoming choice

Kevin Durant is “100 percent undecided” on where he’s playing next, his manager @RichKleiman says at The #WSJFuture Of Everything Festival. “He really doesn’t know, and I really don’t know.” pic.twitter.com/1fEw2kYZqm

— WSJ Sports (@WSJSports) May 21, 2019

but I can't let Trae do it I got Huerter on my mind (Spottie), Tuesday, 21 May 2019 23:47 (four months ago) link

he's lying your honor

be the 2 chainz you want 2 see in the world (m bison), Tuesday, 21 May 2019 23:49 (four months ago) link

that does not seem great for the warriors on either the playing in the finals or coming back next year front

lag∞n, Tuesday, 21 May 2019 23:49 (four months ago) link

there must be a Yoko Ono joke lurking somewhere in there

A is for (Aimless), Wednesday, 22 May 2019 01:22 (three months ago) link

i will be playing in the finals in his place

ciderpress, Wednesday, 22 May 2019 01:28 (three months ago) link

it’s fundamentally a lie... he’s re-signing with the dubs or going to new york. he has a pretty good idea of where he’s gonna he playing next year.

J0rdan S., Wednesday, 22 May 2019 02:19 (three months ago) link

Yah true it’s down to a few spots. Could do sign n trade w Boston too

but I can't let Trae do it I got Huerter on my mind (Spottie), Wednesday, 22 May 2019 02:25 (three months ago) link

lol we all know that isn't happening

call all destroyer, Wednesday, 22 May 2019 02:27 (three months ago) link

I pray for it every day

but I can't let Trae do it I got Huerter on my mind (Spottie), Wednesday, 22 May 2019 02:28 (three months ago) link

plz dont do that

lag∞n, Wednesday, 22 May 2019 02:30 (three months ago) link

You don’t want the best player in the league?

but I can't let Trae do it I got Huerter on my mind (Spottie), Wednesday, 22 May 2019 02:32 (three months ago) link

yeah i want steph

call all destroyer, Wednesday, 22 May 2019 02:33 (three months ago) link

My man

but I can't let Trae do it I got Huerter on my mind (Spottie), Wednesday, 22 May 2019 02:34 (three months ago) link

heh

lag∞n, Wednesday, 22 May 2019 02:36 (three months ago) link

ugly ass shot tho

Jarrett Culver shooting it really well off the catch in a gym packed full of NBA scouts and high level executives. pic.twitter.com/0wJ0AMLDPk

— Mike Schmitz (@Mike_Schmitz) May 22, 2019

lag∞n, Wednesday, 22 May 2019 19:26 (three months ago) link

yeah he's not gonna shoot off the bounce with that form

call all destroyer, Wednesday, 22 May 2019 20:07 (three months ago) link

i wld not take him in the top 10, the place he is currently ranked

lag∞n, Wednesday, 22 May 2019 20:19 (three months ago) link

better to take the guy who shoots an easy ball and under performed on a stacked team

Cam Reddish clearly the most naturally gifted player to take the floor today. Tantalizing at 6-8 with a smooth jumper. Shoots such an easy ball. pic.twitter.com/KD0zBgtJj8

— Mike Schmitz (@Mike_Schmitz) May 22, 2019

lag∞n, Wednesday, 22 May 2019 20:22 (three months ago) link

this article is a hell of an emotinal ride. meyers leonard seems like a good dude
https://theathletic.com/984417/2019/05/19/a-hero-some-hope-and-deep-heartache-why-game-3-was-about-more-than-basketball-for-three-men/

but I can't let Trae do it I got Huerter on my mind (Spottie), Wednesday, 22 May 2019 20:27 (three months ago) link

xp not just a smooth jumper. he definitely shoots an easy ball, as well. in addition to. what the fuck does that mean again?

i got bag sauce in my bag (Sufjan Grafton), Wednesday, 22 May 2019 20:27 (three months ago) link

low effort, not a lot of moving parts, easy to replicate over and over, etc

but I can't let Trae do it I got Huerter on my mind (Spottie), Wednesday, 22 May 2019 20:28 (three months ago) link

an easy ball is what i like to see

ciderpress, Wednesday, 22 May 2019 21:10 (three months ago) link

KEVIN DURANT WHY DO YOU BOTHER GETTING INTO AN INTERNET BEEF WITH CHRIS FUCKING BROUSSARD

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 22 May 2019 22:35 (three months ago) link

lol

lag∞n, Wednesday, 22 May 2019 22:55 (three months ago) link

hey at least CB has a following he's usually beefin with random twitter eggs and such.

but I can't let Trae do it I got Huerter on my mind (Spottie), Wednesday, 22 May 2019 23:03 (three months ago) link

But Harden and Paul had tense moments with one another throughout Game 6, culminating in a verbal back-and-forth postgame that went into the locker room, sources with knowledge of the situation told The Athletic. Sources said the verbal exchange between Harden and Paul was regarding the ball distribution throughout Game 6. By the time the remainder of the locker room was ready to talk, Paul and Harden had gone their separate ways, with Paul swiftly making his way to the postgame podium. The Rockets dispensed with exit interviews this year, so the media hasn’t been able to ask Paul or Harden about the disappointment.

https://theathletic.com/989763/2019/05/23/charania-rockets-balance-of-styles-and-stars-to-mark-this-summer-in-houston/

easy ball shooter (Spottie), Thursday, 23 May 2019 16:31 (three months ago) link

chris paul wearing out his welcome on a team that lost in the second round... you don't say...

J0rdan S., Thursday, 23 May 2019 16:45 (three months ago) link

lol :(

k3vin k., Thursday, 23 May 2019 16:46 (three months ago) link

can't wait for mike d'antoni to not do anything about this and for the team to have the exact same problems.

call all destroyer, Thursday, 23 May 2019 17:37 (three months ago) link

The NBA has announced its All-NBA teams. By being named to one of the three teams, Damian Lillard is now eligible for four-year, $191 million extensions this summer, and Kemba Walker is eligible to sign a five-year, $221 million deal as a free agent July 1. No Beal or Thompson.

— Tim Bontemps (@TimBontemps) May 23, 2019

whee

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Thursday, 23 May 2019 18:11 (three months ago) link

$191 million is a lot of money. /magicjohnson

A is for (Aimless), Thursday, 23 May 2019 18:17 (three months ago) link

not if you're magic johnson of course

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Thursday, 23 May 2019 18:38 (three months ago) link

thats cool my last bonus was $192 million

lag∞n, Thursday, 23 May 2019 20:03 (three months ago) link

i cld watch an hour of this easy

Everyone knows that first guy to bust yo ass! 😂

✊🏾😎✊🏾 #KnuckleUp pic.twitter.com/PWl5TYIe2R

— Quentin Richardson (@QRich) May 23, 2019

lag∞n, Friday, 24 May 2019 03:13 (three months ago) link

someone needs to cut that w highlights from the games

lag∞n, Friday, 24 May 2019 03:19 (three months ago) link

Lol pat bev not breaking character

easy ball shooter (Spottie), Friday, 24 May 2019 07:46 (three months ago) link

Knuckleheads pod is great btw

easy ball shooter (Spottie), Friday, 24 May 2019 07:47 (three months ago) link

lebron he is just like us

So much for subtlety 🙄

LeBron James just 'liked' a photo of Kyrie Irving in a Lakers uniform on Instagram:https://t.co/qe0BHkXZrB pic.twitter.com/5yyEWfnVuG

— NBC Sports Boston (@NBCSBoston) May 24, 2019

lag∞n, Friday, 24 May 2019 17:58 (three months ago) link

Lebron James is having dinner with Anthony Davis and Russell Westbrook at Nobu in Malibu right now 👀

— ñatasha ⚾️ (@tashcoug) May 23, 2019

omar little, Friday, 24 May 2019 18:03 (three months ago) link

“From what I understand, [LeBron] has already begun the recruiting process. I’ve heard he has had contact with Kawhi Leonard. I’ve heard he’s had contact with Jimmy Butler.”

@WindhorstESPN reporting on @PTI pic.twitter.com/2ppJjjL60h

— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) May 24, 2019

omar little, Friday, 24 May 2019 18:04 (three months ago) link

He’s going hard

easy ball shooter (Spottie), Friday, 24 May 2019 18:36 (three months ago) link

desperation

lag∞n, Friday, 24 May 2019 19:15 (three months ago) link

What’s up guys

frogbs, Sunday, 26 May 2019 14:53 (three months ago) link

man bucks are in a weird spot. middleton, lopez, brogdon, and mirotic are all FAs.

be the 2 chainz you want 2 see in the world (m bison), Sunday, 26 May 2019 14:57 (three months ago) link

george hill could be, too. if they wanna keep this team together, theyre gonna have to go into the luxury to do so imo. gotta feel like the experience this year gets them closer to the finals next year, esp if kawhi leaves. but dang its gonna be a tough call on some of these.

be the 2 chainz you want 2 see in the world (m bison), Sunday, 26 May 2019 15:00 (three months ago) link

https://www.basketball-reference.com/contracts/MIL.html

also lololol bucks are paying larry sanders until 2022, what a legend

be the 2 chainz you want 2 see in the world (m bison), Sunday, 26 May 2019 15:05 (three months ago) link

would love to see Brogdon stay but I feel he's gonna get a big offer elsewhere

frogbs, Sunday, 26 May 2019 23:00 (three months ago) link

dan gilbert hospitalized with stroke symptoms

Clay, Monday, 27 May 2019 02:52 (three months ago) link

: /

call all destroyer, Monday, 27 May 2019 03:07 (three months ago) link

no way pelinka has a job as the lakers gm much longer right?

easy ball shooter (Spottie), Tuesday, 28 May 2019 18:41 (three months ago) link

guess well see just how crazy the lakers ownership is

lag∞n, Tuesday, 28 May 2019 18:48 (three months ago) link

before that article didnt even think of the fact that they hired two guys who had no front office experience to run the team, weird guys too

lag∞n, Tuesday, 28 May 2019 18:54 (three months ago) link

I'm guessing Lopez is gonna sign and the team will pursue Brogdon. not sure if they can afford Middleton if they're gonna supermax Giannis. idk...as much as I wanna believe there's a bright future for the Bucks its hard to ignore that 3 of their 5 starters are FAs, one is going to be supermaxed, and the other they are probably overpaying for, especially since he's been awful in 2 straight playoff runs. they don't have draft picks nor young talent. I don't know how they get better.

frogbs, Tuesday, 28 May 2019 19:01 (three months ago) link

Giannis learning to shoot would be a start.

Fetchboy, Tuesday, 28 May 2019 19:13 (three months ago) link

the irony lmao

Magic Johnson says the Lakers right now need to ‘get out the news’. He says this is the last time he will be talking about the Lakers until free agency and his First Take appearance in July. pic.twitter.com/Zc2sQYRXp8

— Rob Lopez (@r0bato) May 28, 2019

easy ball shooter (Spottie), Tuesday, 28 May 2019 23:26 (three months ago) link

more clips:

Magic Johnson's response to the reports that came out this morning: pic.twitter.com/YyzfuE2xE0

— Chris Montano (@gswchris) May 28, 2019

easy ball shooter (Spottie), Tuesday, 28 May 2019 23:27 (three months ago) link

that last video, with magic's "do you think jeannie would let me abuse employees" (YES!) reeks of self-entitlement
also magic's socks are a travesty

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Wednesday, 29 May 2019 00:10 (three months ago) link

Can't we all just leave Magic in the dirty clothes hamper, close the lid, and walk out of the house for a while? It's the healthy choice!

A is for (Aimless), Wednesday, 29 May 2019 03:48 (three months ago) link

Sources: In calls to front offices, Houston GM Daryl Morey is showing an aggressive desire to improve roster with all players and picks available in talks. Hard to imagine James Harden scenario, but the rest under contract - perhaps even Chris Paul - could be moved in right deal.

— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) May 29, 2019

yeah cos that 40 million + per year through 2022 is so easy to trade

easy ball shooter (Spottie), Wednesday, 29 May 2019 16:59 (three months ago) link

I've seen rockets fans dreaming of getting AD for Gordon/Tucker/picks.

Fetchboy, Wednesday, 29 May 2019 17:02 (three months ago) link

ppl who are fans of teams but not the nba generally are funny

lag∞n, Wednesday, 29 May 2019 17:26 (three months ago) link

harden for lebron straight up

be the 2 chainz you want 2 see in the world (m bison), Wednesday, 29 May 2019 18:05 (three months ago) link

If the fucking lakers end up with CP now after all this shit !!!! Wtf ? I won’t post in ilh ever again

(•̪●) (carne asada), Wednesday, 29 May 2019 21:32 (three months ago) link

The lakers deserve Chris Paul

EZ Snappin, Wednesday, 29 May 2019 22:26 (three months ago) link

Still waiting for the banana boat to materialize.

A is for (Aimless), Wednesday, 29 May 2019 22:29 (three months ago) link

lakers trading for cp3 wld be truly masterful

lag∞n, Wednesday, 29 May 2019 22:32 (three months ago) link

it must be

easy ball shooter (Spottie), Wednesday, 29 May 2019 22:46 (three months ago) link

lol clippers trying to buy the claw logo for their kawhi pitch

Included in the column is word that the Clippers looked into the seemingly impossible task of buying the rights to Kawhi's "Klaw" logo still owned by Nike to enhance their forthcoming free-agent pitch to Leonard. Read on for more: https://t.co/U0yQm53WKR

— Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) May 29, 2019

easy ball shooter (Spottie), Wednesday, 29 May 2019 22:54 (three months ago) link

wow be nice to chris paul one of the greatest ever

k3vin k., Thursday, 30 May 2019 03:00 (three months ago) link

The Little Bastard in La La Land

Clay, Thursday, 30 May 2019 03:04 (three months ago) link

CP3 joins the Lakers.....hoodie Melo returns to the NBA to join him

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 30 May 2019 03:51 (three months ago) link

47-35

omar little, Thursday, 30 May 2019 03:57 (three months ago) link

Wade unretires and joins the crew. Kyrie joins as a free agent but starts wearing Uncle Drew makeup for games.

It’s destiny.

EZ Snappin, Thursday, 30 May 2019 04:00 (three months ago) link

hear me out demarcus, cp3, lavar.........

lag∞n, Thursday, 30 May 2019 04:05 (three months ago) link

i was watching ja morant videos the other night and just wanted to shout out #32 on murray state, a very large boy who got a ton of buckets off of ja passes:

https://thenews.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/10761733776_IMG_1241-777x437.jpg

call all destroyer, Thursday, 30 May 2019 16:53 (three months ago) link

ha love it

easy ball shooter (Spottie), Thursday, 30 May 2019 18:32 (three months ago) link

what is the rockets plan here

Houston Rockets coach Mike D’Antoni has ended talks with management on a contract extension, league sources tell ESPN. D’Antoni plans to complete the final season of his deal in 2019-20. Story soon on ESPN.

— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) May 30, 2019

easy ball shooter (Spottie), Thursday, 30 May 2019 20:28 (three months ago) link

makes it sound like d'antoni said no, maybe just wants to retire

ciderpress, Thursday, 30 May 2019 20:49 (three months ago) link

they should probably just fire him since that seems like what they actually want to do.

call all destroyer, Thursday, 30 May 2019 21:02 (three months ago) link

seems like theyre hoping he retires on his own like he's done in the past

easy ball shooter (Spottie), Thursday, 30 May 2019 21:04 (three months ago) link

mike dan tony

ciderpress, Thursday, 30 May 2019 21:06 (three months ago) link

yeah, i think the rockets are trying to make d'antoni quit. #highnoon pic.twitter.com/9UMZG5Qua6

— bomani (@bomani_jones) May 27, 2019

easy ball shooter (Spottie), Thursday, 30 May 2019 21:10 (three months ago) link

Who would they get to replace him at this point?

Fetchboy, Friday, 31 May 2019 00:12 (three months ago) link

the larger question to me is that d'antoni was morey's handpicked coach to execute the style of basketball he wanted to build his roster to play, so if d'antoni is getting pushed out.....

J0rdan S., Friday, 31 May 2019 00:28 (three months ago) link

oooh that's dramatic as hell

be the 2 chainz you want 2 see in the world (m bison), Friday, 31 May 2019 00:45 (three months ago) link

the rockets will attempt a long 2 next season

ciderpress, Friday, 31 May 2019 00:47 (three months ago) link

Aldridge to Houston confirmed

be the 2 chainz you want 2 see in the world (m bison), Friday, 31 May 2019 00:51 (three months ago) link

the larger question to me is that d'antoni was morey's handpicked coach to execute the style of basketball he wanted to build his roster to play, so if d'antoni is getting pushed out.....

― J0rdan S., Thursday, May 30, 2019 8:28 PM (thirty-one minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

yeah seems like morey might have some regrets about this

call all destroyer, Friday, 31 May 2019 01:02 (three months ago) link

weird situation. honestly the rockets have been championship-level good the past two seasons, and I don’t think anyone is necessarily to blame other than the injury bug

k3vin k., Friday, 31 May 2019 01:04 (three months ago) link

yeah it seems weird that this is potentially a blow-up year. if durant leaves gs they have a v v good chance of making the finals! i mean probably not but still!

be the 2 chainz you want 2 see in the world (m bison), Friday, 31 May 2019 01:47 (three months ago) link

cp3 decline is a huge factor

lag∞n, Friday, 31 May 2019 02:09 (three months ago) link

yeah it’ll be interesting to see if this was just a down year due to injuries and whatnot or if this is his new baseline

k3vin k., Friday, 31 May 2019 02:26 (three months ago) link

let's do this

New York has explored the possibility of trading back in the lottery, sources told ESPN, perhaps to acquire pieces that better complement potential high-volume All-Star free agents (such as Kevin Durant or Kyrie Irving). Trading the No. 3 pick for the Atlanta Hawks’ two first-rounders (Nos. 8 and 10) is under consideration by the Knicks, one source said.

Heez, Friday, 31 May 2019 15:39 (three months ago) link

Yes!! Trae needs a buddy.

Fetchboy, Friday, 31 May 2019 16:11 (three months ago) link

The NBA Draft is just three weeks away. The Wizards haven't hired a GM or reported any pre-draft workouts. Last year, they began pre-draft workouts in late May. It's June 1 tomorrow.

— Ben Mehic (@BenMehicNBA) May 31, 2019

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Friday, 31 May 2019 16:49 (three months ago) link

probably not important

ciderpress, Friday, 31 May 2019 16:51 (three months ago) link

Seemed like Ferry was gonna get the job a week or so ago.

Heez, Friday, 31 May 2019 16:51 (three months ago) link

New York has explored the possibility of trading back in the lottery, sources told ESPN, perhaps to acquire pieces that better complement potential high-volume All-Star free agents (such as Kevin Durant or Kyrie Irving). Trading the No. 3 pick for the Atlanta Hawks’ two first-rounders (Nos. 8 and 10) is under consideration by the Knicks, one source said.

― Heez, Friday, May 31, 2019 11:39 AM (one hour ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

ah yes the perfect compliment for allstars in the prime......rookies

lag∞n, Friday, 31 May 2019 17:00 (three months ago) link

gotta trade down to load up on worse rookies to complement your star's

ciderpress, Friday, 31 May 2019 17:18 (three months ago) link

i think the idea is really smart, if you dont believe in anyone that strongly after the top 2 picks then youve got better odds of landing a good player with two picks (obv). and obv the hawks know this and wont be doing that trade.

easy ball shooter (Spottie), Friday, 31 May 2019 17:31 (three months ago) link

yeah i'm not convinced at all by barrett so it doesn't seem like the worst idea in the world as spottie outlines....not sure it's going to attract FAs tho

J0rdan S., Friday, 31 May 2019 17:38 (three months ago) link

they could get to the right result but sure seems like the wrong process

call all destroyer, Friday, 31 May 2019 17:53 (three months ago) link

the knicks are probably looking at cam reddish, who has his share of issues unrelated to his abilities, but is almost assuredly the 4th most promising guy in the draft imo. shoulda gone to a place where he could've shined a bit more, instead of playing third banana with zion and rj

Jeff the grown man (voodoo chili), Friday, 31 May 2019 17:58 (three months ago) link

Based on the quotes in that article, D'Antoni has a smart agent.

A is for (Aimless), Friday, 31 May 2019 18:42 (three months ago) link

reddish and bol r guys id be looking at at 8-10

lag∞n, Friday, 31 May 2019 19:17 (three months ago) link

😂😂😂😂 What a Legend pic.twitter.com/XHuLgSmgSx

— warriorsworld (@warriorsworld) June 1, 2019

easy ball shooter (Spottie), Saturday, 1 June 2019 03:02 (three months ago) link

lol the names of the tennessee guys

Celtics hosting a draft workout today, the first one of the offseason available to media. Here’s the workout:

Admiral Schofield - Tennessee
Jason Burnell - Jacksonville St
Jordan Bone - Tennessee
Milik Yarbrough - Illinois St
Oshae Brissett - Syracuse
Ty Jerome - Virginia

— Chris Forsberg (@ChrisForsberg_) June 3, 2019

lag∞n, Monday, 3 June 2019 13:27 (three months ago) link

schofield has been working out for the spurs and i dont know how i feel about a spur named admiral, feels too on the nose, like when made up nba2k players named kobe richardson and lamarcus sprewell start ending up on your team

be the 2 chainz you want 2 see in the world (m bison), Monday, 3 June 2019 13:56 (three months ago) link

ayo steve blake gonna be an assistant in phoenix, always knew that dude would end up on the bench

Clay, Tuesday, 4 June 2019 01:32 (three months ago) link

To be fair, he spent a fair amount of his career on the bench

EZ Snappin, Tuesday, 4 June 2019 01:36 (three months ago) link

haa

lag∞n, Tuesday, 4 June 2019 02:33 (three months ago) link

Good one

easy ball shooter (Spottie), Tuesday, 4 June 2019 02:35 (three months ago) link

I had a dream last night that I was on a party bus with people from work and Jimmy Butler was there as well. He told us he just bought a new motorcycle and was having problems getting insurance. He described the conversation he had with his insurance broker, which sounded like he was up the broker’s ass with questions about why he was getting ripped off like the broker was Andrew Wiggins. He then gave this look/wince that was the most Butler thing ever like he knew he was being a jerk to the guy but just didn’t know another way to go about it.

Mazzy Tsar (PBKR), Tuesday, 4 June 2019 16:00 (three months ago) link

I guess this should have gone in basketblolz (maybe).

Mazzy Tsar (PBKR), Tuesday, 4 June 2019 16:06 (three months ago) link

you know youre an nba junky when you have dreams about players

easy ball shooter (Spottie), Tuesday, 4 June 2019 16:27 (three months ago) link

Lakers want assistant coaches with head coaching experience on the front bench. Hollins replaced Kidd in Brooklyn after Kidd left for Milwaukee https://t.co/yb0LZzlUw6

— Ohm Youngmisuk (@NotoriousOHM) June 4, 2019

so kidd backstabs vogel, then hollins can backstab kidd, then lebron can backstab hollins and become player/coach by the all-star game

be the 2 chainz you want 2 see in the world (m bison), Tuesday, 4 June 2019 21:24 (three months ago) link

yes please

easy ball shooter (Spottie), Tuesday, 4 June 2019 21:32 (three months ago) link

very excited by all this, looking forward to kidd throwing a chair on the floor in the third quarter of a preseason game

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Tuesday, 4 June 2019 22:28 (three months ago) link

Once I had a dream where I was really concerned with Trae Young’s development and someone was like it’s cool man he’s only 12. Give him time

Heez, Tuesday, 4 June 2019 22:32 (three months ago) link

Stephen A. Smith on ESPN’s First Take Special - “I have learned that Kyrie Irving has given every indiciation to the Brooklyn #Nets that that is where he wants to go, not the New York #Knicks.” pic.twitter.com/dlbKKMrBt1

— ClutchPoints (@ClutchPointsApp) June 4, 2019

easy ball shooter (Spottie), Wednesday, 5 June 2019 01:25 (three months ago) link

wow good plot twist

ciderpress, Wednesday, 5 June 2019 03:02 (three months ago) link

Are the Celtics fans on ilh over kyrie? Hoping he signs elsewhere?

easy ball shooter (Spottie), Wednesday, 5 June 2019 03:03 (three months ago) link

kind of, the roster needs to change and not signing kyrie is an easier way to do that than signing him and trading other guys

ciderpress, Wednesday, 5 June 2019 03:09 (three months ago) link

c's minus kyrie is still a v good team!

be the 2 chainz you want 2 see in the world (m bison), Wednesday, 5 June 2019 03:12 (three months ago) link

they got further in the offs than c's plus kyrie

though that was in a weaker field mind you

ciderpress, Wednesday, 5 June 2019 03:16 (three months ago) link

it's a really hard situation, i remain undecided

call all destroyer, Wednesday, 5 June 2019 03:19 (three months ago) link

yeah i'm just gonna roll with whatever but hope for a change

ciderpress, Wednesday, 5 June 2019 03:19 (three months ago) link

they aren't a serious title contender without him but they also might not be a serious title contender with him and the former version is more pleasant to watch.

call all destroyer, Wednesday, 5 June 2019 03:25 (three months ago) link

Yah I’d be torn too. Best case is he signs and grows up.

easy ball shooter (Spottie), Wednesday, 5 June 2019 04:11 (three months ago) link

kd to nets rumors percolating a bit too. i am trying not to get excited by the idea.

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Wednesday, 5 June 2019 04:15 (three months ago) link

That would be much cooler than the knicks

easy ball shooter (Spottie), Wednesday, 5 June 2019 04:17 (three months ago) link

Yeah, the all-black jerseys really suit the KD/Kyrie moodiness. This needs to happen.

Fetchboy, Wednesday, 5 June 2019 04:46 (three months ago) link

Brooklyn is trading Allen Crabbe and No. 17 pick in 2019 NBA Draft and protected first in 2020 to Atlanta for Taurean Prince and 2021 second-round pick, league sources tell ESPN.

— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) June 6, 2019

ciderpress, Thursday, 6 June 2019 20:32 (three months ago) link

clearing cap

lag∞n, Thursday, 6 June 2019 20:32 (three months ago) link

so now atl has THREE first rounders to play with this year (8, 10, 17) and a conditional pick next year. all they gotta do is pay allen crabbe too much money for one year.

bk gets a decent young player in prince and clears enough salary off their books to sign two max spots. kind of a win-win if brooklyn can get two big names.

be the 2 chainz you want 2 see in the world (m bison), Thursday, 6 June 2019 20:32 (three months ago) link

hmm wonder who those name s could be

ciderpress, Thursday, 6 June 2019 20:34 (three months ago) link

I’m told that Kyrie Irving was indeed at the 40/40 club with a few Brooklyn Nets players last night, including Caris LeVert, Jared Dudley, Theo Pinson and Alan Williams. #Nets

— Anthony Puccio (@APOOCH) June 6, 2019

lag∞n, Thursday, 6 June 2019 20:35 (three months ago) link

it's happening

be the 2 chainz you want 2 see in the world (m bison), Thursday, 6 June 2019 20:35 (three months ago) link

doesnt seem like a great fit for him rosterwise but dont think thatd stop him

lag∞n, Thursday, 6 June 2019 20:35 (three months ago) link

ya gotta roll the dice, this is why ya pay the game

be the 2 chainz you want 2 see in the world (m bison), Thursday, 6 June 2019 20:37 (three months ago) link

for sure

lag∞n, Thursday, 6 June 2019 20:37 (three months ago) link

wonder what atl is gonna do with all those picks, cant imagine that theyd wanna have three rookies, but they do have a lot of roster needs

be the 2 chainz you want 2 see in the world (m bison), Thursday, 6 June 2019 20:39 (three months ago) link

just thinking about kyrie and kd and the ny media my god

lag∞n, Thursday, 6 June 2019 20:39 (three months ago) link

stephen a vindicated once again

J0rdan S., Thursday, 6 June 2019 20:40 (three months ago) link

if kd doesnt play in the finals and the warriors lose then he leaves ppl gonna be asking him about it day one.....

lag∞n, Thursday, 6 June 2019 20:41 (three months ago) link

gonna be more losers than winners, and brow is on the block too, crazy

Knicks have 2 max slots. Nets have 2 max slots. Clippers have a path to get 2 max slots. Lakers have a max slot plus the No. 4 pick & assets to make major move.

Get ready.

— Brian Windhorst (@WindhorstESPN) June 6, 2019

lag∞n, Thursday, 6 June 2019 20:43 (three months ago) link

nets picking up the top two guys while the knicks sign harrison barnes is predictably funny

lag∞n, Thursday, 6 June 2019 20:44 (three months ago) link

the knicks think they're getting kd Kyrie and Zion but they're gonna get boogie butler and ja

― you know who deserves sitewide mod privileges? (m bison), Wednesday, March 6, 2019 12:41 PM (three months ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

ha i was weirdly almost right except theyd kill for this group now.

be the 2 chainz you want 2 see in the world (m bison), Thursday, 6 June 2019 20:45 (three months ago) link

theyre gonna get boogie, rj, and thad young

be the 2 chainz you want 2 see in the world (m bison), Thursday, 6 June 2019 20:45 (three months ago) link

*writes notes* clearing...cap space...doesn't...work when...better teams...do it...too

be the 2 chainz you want 2 see in the world (m bison), Thursday, 6 June 2019 20:46 (three months ago) link

i will say that even tho the nets roster doesnt look perfect for just plugging in two superstars at least its mostly young guys w live legs

lag∞n, Thursday, 6 June 2019 20:46 (three months ago) link

and a coach/gm who seem to know what theyre doing!

be the 2 chainz you want 2 see in the world (m bison), Thursday, 6 June 2019 20:47 (three months ago) link

true

lag∞n, Thursday, 6 June 2019 20:48 (three months ago) link

prince tbf seems like a good complimentary player

lag∞n, Thursday, 6 June 2019 20:49 (three months ago) link

he is, good to see him going to a competitive team

be the 2 chainz you want 2 see in the world (m bison), Thursday, 6 June 2019 20:50 (three months ago) link

Hawks are trying to move up. They’ve already made it clear they didn’t want a bunch off rooks in training camp

Heez, Thursday, 6 June 2019 20:50 (three months ago) link

when was the last time preemptively clearing cap space actually worked out

J0rdan S., Thursday, 6 June 2019 20:50 (three months ago) link

celtics signing hayward?

lag∞n, Thursday, 6 June 2019 20:51 (three months ago) link

san antonio's own and warren hs (my brother used to be a teacher there) grad taurean prince btw xps

be the 2 chainz you want 2 see in the world (m bison), Thursday, 6 June 2019 20:52 (three months ago) link

More teams should try to sign the mediocre hoisting pals of superstars on their wishlist.

omar little, Thursday, 6 June 2019 20:52 (three months ago) link

seems possible the nets have everything in place tho aka tampering

lag∞n, Thursday, 6 June 2019 20:52 (three months ago) link

#legalizetampering

be the 2 chainz you want 2 see in the world (m bison), Thursday, 6 June 2019 20:53 (three months ago) link

but not for Knicks/Lakers

Fetchboy, Thursday, 6 June 2019 20:54 (three months ago) link

#legalizenoncoastaltampering

be the 2 chainz you want 2 see in the world (m bison), Thursday, 6 June 2019 20:55 (three months ago) link

if their plan is to sign kyrie and max out d'angelo russell..... bleh

J0rdan S., Thursday, 6 June 2019 20:57 (three months ago) link

their plan is to sign kyrie and kd i think

lag∞n, Thursday, 6 June 2019 20:58 (three months ago) link

trade russell mb

lag∞n, Thursday, 6 June 2019 20:58 (three months ago) link

kyrie and kd, but failing that, kyrie and middleton or someone else as their #2. cant imagine theyd max out DLo and kyrie

be the 2 chainz you want 2 see in the world (m bison), Thursday, 6 June 2019 20:59 (three months ago) link

i think the hawks really like barrett and are trying to entice the knicks with a bunch of picks

Heez, Thursday, 6 June 2019 21:00 (three months ago) link

but yeah russell and kyrie is a bad combo, theyd be getting torched nightly

lag∞n, Thursday, 6 June 2019 21:00 (three months ago) link

if kyrie and KD team up in brooklyn dolan should be forced to sell the knicks

J0rdan S., Thursday, 6 June 2019 21:00 (three months ago) link

i just can't see middleton leaving

J0rdan S., Thursday, 6 June 2019 21:01 (three months ago) link

yeah i cant either, but bucks ownership might get skittish about paying all these people who are due some raises

be the 2 chainz you want 2 see in the world (m bison), Thursday, 6 June 2019 21:03 (three months ago) link

nets also giving up a lottery protected 1st rnd pick for next year

Heez, Thursday, 6 June 2019 21:04 (three months ago) link

if BN sign kyrie they are not bring back russell. russell is buds with devin booker i think he wants to go there.

easy ball shooter (Spottie), Thursday, 6 June 2019 21:12 (three months ago) link

its nice nba players all want to be with their friends now

lag∞n, Thursday, 6 June 2019 21:13 (three months ago) link

its cuet. lebron started it

easy ball shooter (Spottie), Thursday, 6 June 2019 21:14 (three months ago) link

picking up taurean prince seems pretty dece tho

J0rdan S., Thursday, 6 June 2019 21:23 (three months ago) link

i think the hawks really like barrett and are trying to entice the knicks with a bunch of picks

― Heez, Thursday, June 6, 2019 5:00 PM (twenty-two minutes ago) Bookmark

i wonder who they like. i think that would be a lot of capital wasted on barrett.

J0rdan S., Thursday, 6 June 2019 21:23 (three months ago) link

Adrian Wojnarowski
@wojespn
Sources: Minnesota is hiring Portland assistant David Vanterpool as associate head coach. He’ll run defense and play key role in support of Ryan Saunders. Vanterpool spent seven years with Blazers, playing a prominent part in growth of Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum.

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 6 June 2019 21:33 (three months ago) link

this is hilarious. watch rivers when s jackson starts going in on harden lmaaao. luckily vince didnt watch the game so they could change the subject

Austin Rivers discussed the #Rockets second-round series against the Warriors. Rivers says he thinks about Game 6 all the time: "Us not living up to the moment and not taking advantage of the situation we had........Their best player gets hurt, our team's fully healthy..." pic.twitter.com/u8MDNB3COs

— Alykhan Bijani (@Rockets_Insider) June 6, 2019

easy ball shooter (Spottie), Thursday, 6 June 2019 21:57 (three months ago) link

Tony Parker retiring

big city slam (Spottie), Monday, 10 June 2019 16:03 (three months ago) link

i hope he gets fat and dominates on a french team with fat boris diaw

lag∞n, Monday, 10 June 2019 16:40 (three months ago) link

Tony Porker

EZ Snappin, Monday, 10 June 2019 16:42 (three months ago) link

somehow there are no pictures on the internet of tony toasting the camera w a nice glass of burgundy

lag∞n, Monday, 10 June 2019 16:44 (three months ago) link

tony is gonna stay in sa and get fat the way we all do here: too hot to go outside, stay indoors and eat all the time

hollow your fart (m bison), Monday, 10 June 2019 17:29 (three months ago) link

signed, a thicc dad

hollow your fart (m bison), Monday, 10 June 2019 17:29 (three months ago) link

bbq daddy

lag∞n, Monday, 10 June 2019 19:49 (three months ago) link

Sources: Anthony Davis has focused on the Lakers and Knicks as the two desired long-term destinations. @TheAthleticNBA story on that and more: https://t.co/GDUbiD4BgH

— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) June 10, 2019

this guy is dumb as hell imo

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Monday, 10 June 2019 21:52 (three months ago) link

too big to fail

ciderpress, Monday, 10 June 2019 21:57 (three months ago) link

kinda hoping his career melo's out from here

hollow your fart (m bison), Monday, 10 June 2019 21:58 (three months ago) link

I'd like to play for either of the two worst franchises of the last half decade please.

big city slam (Spottie), Monday, 10 June 2019 22:13 (three months ago) link

I am def anti-brow for the rest of his career

Clay, Monday, 10 June 2019 22:20 (three months ago) link

all this changes when the spurs trade aldridge, lonnie walker and two first rounders for him in july ofc

hollow your fart (m bison), Monday, 10 June 2019 22:50 (three months ago) link

nbatv cancelling the starters sadly but looks like the guys are just gonna move it to like the ringer or something

Clay, Monday, 10 June 2019 23:28 (three months ago) link

poor guys, their team is on the brink and they get the news they are canned lol. I'm sure they'll figure out a new spot tho.

big city slam (Spottie), Monday, 10 June 2019 23:47 (three months ago) link

let's be honest - they're incredibly lucky guys as it is

Nhex, Tuesday, 11 June 2019 14:54 (three months ago) link

kd will have an interesting offseason. if he opts in and rehabs with the warriors, they might be paying as much in tax as in total salary assuming klay re signs.

maybe someone will offer him a long term deal (or even a max??) regardless of his acl situation

micah, Wednesday, 12 June 2019 12:58 (three months ago) link

windhorst thinks teams will still want to offer KD a full max even with the achilles, even if it's a full tear. which is reasonable if you think you get KD at like 80% in a year. but i dk about kd on the end of that contract, yikes.

hollow your fart (m bison), Wednesday, 12 June 2019 13:01 (three months ago) link

yeah someone will def max him out

lag∞n, Wednesday, 12 June 2019 14:21 (three months ago) link

Rich Paul tells SI that Anthony Davis would only be in Boston for one year if the Celtics traded for him: https://t.co/qZAb4qj70O pic.twitter.com/rLzFfxcWkP

— Chris Grenham (@chrisgrenham) June 12, 2019

lag∞n, Wednesday, 12 June 2019 14:33 (three months ago) link

ad says he only want the lakers or knicks, pelicans owner says she wont trade him to the lakers, the knicks have no assets, wtf is gonna happen

lag∞n, Wednesday, 12 June 2019 14:36 (three months ago) link

guess someones gonna get a year rental for cheap

lag∞n, Wednesday, 12 June 2019 14:37 (three months ago) link

guess they cld get the knicks picks but thats a pretty poor return for a perennial mvp candidate

lag∞n, Wednesday, 12 June 2019 14:38 (three months ago) link

someone's def gonna try to rent and hope he changes his mind. i think the question is how much of this "he's only gonna play here or there" is sincere or a bargaining position to get a preferred outcome

hollow your fart (m bison), Wednesday, 12 June 2019 14:45 (three months ago) link

Might have to be a multi team deal

big city slam (Spottie), Wednesday, 12 June 2019 14:59 (three months ago) link

almost definitely

hollow your fart (m bison), Wednesday, 12 June 2019 15:06 (three months ago) link

so much of it depends on what kind of package the pelicans decide they want back... nobody thought OKC was in the running for PG bcuz nobody thought the pacers wanted oladipo and sabonis, for instance.

J0rdan S., Wednesday, 12 June 2019 16:22 (three months ago) link

kd will have an interesting offseason. if he opts in and rehabs with the warriors, they might be paying as much in tax as in total salary assuming klay re signs.

maybe someone will offer him a long term deal (or even a max??) regardless of his acl situation

― micah, Wednesday, June 12, 2019 8:58 AM (three hours ago) Bookmark

KD and golden state becomes super interesting now because idk how you devote essentially your entire salary cap to 4 players when one of those 4 -- the second most expensive one -- can't play for a whole season and then might not be fully recovered by the second season. i just don't see how that is a path for them to win a title in the next 2 seasons, and then by year 3 (if KD signed a longterm max) all these guys will be getting into their mid 30s. idk, i almost feel like the dubs can't resign him?

J0rdan S., Wednesday, 12 June 2019 16:29 (three months ago) link

otm

lag∞n, Wednesday, 12 June 2019 16:32 (three months ago) link

and then further it's hard to imagine him pairing up now w/ AD or kyrie or whatever because those guys also might be throwing away 2 seasons as far as championship contention goes. to me he makes the most sense for the nets since they're really at the beginning of their win curve, but i think they'd have to forego a giant free agent offseason for it to make tons of sense.

J0rdan S., Wednesday, 12 June 2019 16:34 (three months ago) link

My optimistic read/guess is that Durant will throw away his option and sign a two-year deal that gives them some flexibility next year.

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Wednesday, 12 June 2019 16:46 (three months ago) link

i don't really understand the upside in that for the warriors

J0rdan S., Wednesday, 12 June 2019 16:52 (three months ago) link

you'd have to really strongly believe that he was an achilles outlier which he very well may be but idk man

J0rdan S., Wednesday, 12 June 2019 16:53 (three months ago) link

Not sure about Durant and GS, really feel like he’s been ready to move on and this injury might just be the nail in the coffin. the likelihood also depends on what was happening behind the scenes leading up to game 5. Anyway this injury really sucks.

omar little, Wednesday, 12 June 2019 16:53 (three months ago) link

yeah the third rail that nobody really knows is what his feelings are regarding the organization and his injury

J0rdan S., Wednesday, 12 June 2019 16:56 (three months ago) link

his injury timeline whenever that comes out will change a lot of plans. if fully torn i think his best bet would be to stay with the dubs. they can offer him the most (+ 5 years) and he can ease back in at his own pace with a familiar system with less pressure and a fanbase who love him. i dont see why he would not take maximum years possible, whoever he decides to sign with. warriors would have to retool on wing depth and give up on filling the roster with random centers. bring looney back tho. in 4 years all the main dudes would be 33-35 and that would be fine to keep rolling it back until then.

big city slam (Spottie), Wednesday, 12 June 2019 16:58 (three months ago) link

it's financially risky but i wonder if he would thinking about opting in, sitting out the year to rehab, and then re-entering free agency in 2020.

call all destroyer, Wednesday, 12 June 2019 17:14 (three months ago) link

Opting in is the worst-case scenario and also very likely unless they extend him, I think.

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Wednesday, 12 June 2019 17:16 (three months ago) link

opting in and not playing at all wld be pretty funny

lag∞n, Wednesday, 12 June 2019 17:18 (three months ago) link

I also wouldn't put it past KD to just leave it on the table and rehab on his own but that would be a truly insane decision.

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Wednesday, 12 June 2019 17:23 (three months ago) link

if he does that frankly i gotta tip my cap

lag∞n, Wednesday, 12 June 2019 17:24 (three months ago) link

opting in and not playing at all wld be pretty funny

― lag∞n, Wednesday, June 12, 2019 1:18 PM (nine minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

it's a 12-month injury for some guys so it's not only funny, it's realistic!

call all destroyer, Wednesday, 12 June 2019 17:31 (three months ago) link

yup

lag∞n, Wednesday, 12 June 2019 17:31 (three months ago) link

a continuous rehab for one full season and two offseasons would probably be super beneficial

call all destroyer, Wednesday, 12 June 2019 17:32 (three months ago) link

assuming he's out all 2020 it's kind of nuts that any team would offer him a big contract right now, even though I'm sure he'll easily get one. I can't think of a comparable situation at the moment

frogbs, Wednesday, 12 June 2019 17:34 (three months ago) link

guess the question is if he wants to play for any of the teams that wld be willing to put that deal on the table

lag∞n, Wednesday, 12 June 2019 17:37 (three months ago) link

why do they not have news

Steve Kerr: "We don't have any news on Kevin (Durant). I guess there's some speculation out there on what's going on. But we have no news. As soon as we have updates, we'll let you know."

— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) June 12, 2019

lag∞n, Wednesday, 12 June 2019 19:41 (three months ago) link

pretty strange. you usually know the morning after.

big city slam (Spottie), Wednesday, 12 June 2019 19:45 (three months ago) link

wonder if he just peaced the f out

lag∞n, Wednesday, 12 June 2019 19:50 (three months ago) link

they went to NY that's the last anyone's heard i think. probably seeking multiple opinions i would guess. the fatc its taken this long gives me some hope its not a complete tear but thats probobaly just wishful thinking

big city slam (Spottie), Wednesday, 12 June 2019 19:54 (three months ago) link

Celtics and Lakers are engaged in trade talks with New Orleans on All-NBA star Anthony Davis, league sources tell me, @ZachLowe_NBA, @ramonashelburne and @WindhorstESPN. Lakers No. 4 pick has been discussed as trade chip to help Pels acquire high-level player in multi-team deals.

— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) June 12, 2019

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Wednesday, 12 June 2019 19:55 (three months ago) link

Lonzo to the Celtics lol

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Wednesday, 12 June 2019 19:56 (three months ago) link

no funny

lag∞n, Wednesday, 12 June 2019 19:56 (three months ago) link

Warriors All-Star Kevin Durant has underwent surgery to repair a ruptured Achilles tendon.

— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) June 12, 2019

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Wednesday, 12 June 2019 19:58 (three months ago) link

well there it is DAMMIT

big city slam (Spottie), Wednesday, 12 June 2019 19:58 (three months ago) link

"has underwent" get it together shams

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Wednesday, 12 June 2019 19:58 (three months ago) link

hes not there to write good

lag∞n, Wednesday, 12 June 2019 19:59 (three months ago) link

shams is bad at everything but getting their first

big city slam (Spottie), Wednesday, 12 June 2019 19:59 (three months ago) link

KD provides a post-surgery update: pic.twitter.com/WO0Ic0A85R

— Dave McMenamin (@mcten) June 12, 2019

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Wednesday, 12 June 2019 19:59 (three months ago) link

:'(
:'(
:'(

big city slam (Spottie), Wednesday, 12 June 2019 20:02 (three months ago) link

"Would we go back and do it over again? Ya damn right." - Steve Kerr on KD's injury.

(via @YahooCASports) pic.twitter.com/bmg9WjRBAh

— Yahoo Sports NBA (@YahooSportsNBA) June 12, 2019

big city slam (Spottie), Wednesday, 12 June 2019 20:26 (three months ago) link

I don't think KD will opt in. Everybody knows that there are more teams out there with oodles of cap space than there are actual first-tier players to spend it on. Whoever ends up striking out on building a super team is going to be more than happy to pay KD $40+ million per year. I do agree that whoever ends up with Kyrie or Kawhi or AD if it's a team that thinks they can keep him, probably wouldn't be jumping to pair that guy with Durant now.

not sure this is plausible, but it would be cool to see New Orleans hold onto AD, basically force him to give it a go with Zion next year, then if he walks after 19-20, sign a (hopefully) recovered KD to pair with the thicc boy.

Evans on Hammond (evol j), Wednesday, 12 June 2019 20:35 (three months ago) link

dont think id want to be the team that maxes kd

micah, Wednesday, 12 June 2019 21:47 (three months ago) link

dubs are capped out regardless until the end of the Splash/Dray era and wouldn't be able to replace him with anything above the MLE so disregarding what it would cost Lacob in luxury taxes it's really their best move in fielding a competitive team

Fetchboy, Wednesday, 12 June 2019 22:06 (three months ago) link

would it be possible for GS to sign him to a long extension, but pay him like league minimum next year? that might give them a chance to sign a decent FA and still guarantee KD years and money and aging out with the rest of the core. don't know if KD would want to do that tho

k3vin k., Wednesday, 12 June 2019 22:09 (three months ago) link

If I'm KD, I'm not signing anywhere unless I like their medical staff a lot.

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Wednesday, 12 June 2019 22:11 (three months ago) link

xp i believe there are controls in place on raises/declines in contracts to prevent that type of thing.

call all destroyer, Wednesday, 12 June 2019 22:12 (three months ago) link

Regardless of whether they supermax KD or he signs with another team the dubs are capped out so have only the MLE and vet minimums. His contract or lack of has no bearing on their free agency options, just on Lacob's wallet.

Fetchboy, Wednesday, 12 June 2019 22:17 (three months ago) link

you can back load the deal but only so much. but it doesnt matter any more like fetchboy says they are capped out either way. altho next year i think insurance would pay for his salary?

big city slam (Spottie), Wednesday, 12 June 2019 22:21 (three months ago) link

honestly better off frontloading the deal so when that quadruple repeater repeater repeater or w/e tax hits in a few seasons it softens the blow by a few less tens of millions lol

big city slam (Spottie), Wednesday, 12 June 2019 22:23 (three months ago) link

best scenario for the dubs wld prob be to sign n trade kd for some dece young rotation players

lag∞n, Wednesday, 12 June 2019 22:31 (three months ago) link

dont see that happening now

big city slam (Spottie), Wednesday, 12 June 2019 22:46 (three months ago) link

the dubs need to do a rethink of their roster. not that I'd mind it terribly if the dubs got worse.

A is for (Aimless), Wednesday, 12 June 2019 22:51 (three months ago) link

Curry's the only guy on the books for 2020/2021 so they certainly have options.

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Wednesday, 12 June 2019 22:56 (three months ago) link

Woj says KD's injury "will" keep him out the entire 2019-20 season. Some players have made it back in the 8-9 month range, like Wes Matthews, Kobe, Rudy Gay. So I'm surprised a return next year is already being ruled out. https://t.co/NMhYEIEMZC

— Nate Duncan (@NateDuncanNBA) June 13, 2019

call all destroyer, Thursday, 13 June 2019 01:51 (three months ago) link

I like the idea of taking the pressure off him to rush back

big city slam (Spottie), Thursday, 13 June 2019 01:55 (three months ago) link

8 months is still mid-february, as a best-case scenario

k3vin k., Thursday, 13 June 2019 01:58 (three months ago) link

yeah. i'm not "surprised," it seems like the right positioning for a superstar getting this injury at this time on the calendar.

call all destroyer, Thursday, 13 June 2019 02:05 (three months ago) link

they might as well say it, it's not like he can't come back anyway if he wants to. but it stops people from asking.

J0rdan S., Thursday, 13 June 2019 02:15 (three months ago) link

i think there are def still team building concerns as it pertains to paying the tax that go beyond the effect on joe lacob's net worth

J0rdan S., Thursday, 13 June 2019 02:21 (three months ago) link

yup

call all destroyer, Thursday, 13 June 2019 02:23 (three months ago) link

joe lacob shd pay his entire estate to the nba in luxury tax and it shd then be transferred to me

lag∞n, Thursday, 13 June 2019 02:32 (three months ago) link

Bol Bol conducted a Pro Day in LA yesterday in front of approximately a dozen NBA teams, including five GMs, to ease concerns around his health and remind them of his ultra high skill-level. Bol showed why he's considered a top-five talent in this draft in terms of pure upside. pic.twitter.com/GSPF6W3FYL

— Jonathan Givony (@DraftExpress) June 13, 2019

lag∞n, Thursday, 13 June 2019 14:53 (three months ago) link

seems like guy that could be a giannis counter

hollow your fart (m bison), Thursday, 13 June 2019 14:56 (three months ago) link

anyone can count giannis theres one of him

lag∞n, Thursday, 13 June 2019 15:11 (three months ago) link

u clever goose

hollow your fart (m bison), Thursday, 13 June 2019 15:14 (three months ago) link

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

lag∞n, Thursday, 13 June 2019 15:28 (three months ago) link

bol bol breaking his foot in college is highly worrying, and hes very slender i am concerned abt his ability to withstand long seasons of physical nba play, having said that if i were picking in the bottom half of the lottery id give him a lot of consideration cause he is good at basketball something im not sure can be said for some of the guys projected to go as high as 5

lag∞n, Thursday, 13 June 2019 15:31 (three months ago) link

my fav thing about Manute was that he averaged more blocks than points for his career
https://i.imgur.com/j0jisO0.png

big city slam (Spottie), Thursday, 13 June 2019 16:15 (three months ago) link

Manute's '92-'93 3P% was better than RWB has had in four out of the last five seasons.

omar little, Thursday, 13 June 2019 16:17 (three months ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=45czWPhWQOI

big city slam (Spottie), Thursday, 13 June 2019 16:20 (three months ago) link

i remember watching those highlights on nba inside stuff with my main man ahmad rashad

hollow your fart (m bison), Thursday, 13 June 2019 16:23 (three months ago) link

love how he tried pump fake step through three in there, refs called a travel even tho it wasnt

big city slam (Spottie), Thursday, 13 June 2019 16:24 (three months ago) link

nba insides stuff was awesome

big city slam (Spottie), Thursday, 13 June 2019 16:24 (three months ago) link

bol bol is so skinny. he's gonna get worked until/unless he adds strength.

call all destroyer, Thursday, 13 June 2019 16:29 (three months ago) link

yeah and its gonna be tough cause his frame is so slight

lag∞n, Thursday, 13 June 2019 16:30 (three months ago) link

7'3" 208(!)

omar little, Thursday, 13 June 2019 16:35 (three months ago) link

hes not gonna get much bigger, not sure he can shake the genetics on that one.

big city slam (Spottie), Thursday, 13 June 2019 16:36 (three months ago) link

7 8 wingspan

big city slam (Spottie), Thursday, 13 June 2019 16:36 (three months ago) link

yeah position that guy supposed to play ?

(•̪●) (carne asada), Thursday, 13 June 2019 16:38 (three months ago) link

if he can't overcome his limitations may as well call him Lonzo Bol.

omar little, Thursday, 13 June 2019 16:40 (three months ago) link

center. small sample but he shot 52% from 3 on about three attempts per game. could he have a zinger type of game?

big city slam (Spottie), Thursday, 13 June 2019 16:41 (three months ago) link

zinger is a big strong boy so probably not?

call all destroyer, Thursday, 13 June 2019 17:06 (three months ago) link

zinger is very thin but has a bigger frame, has already blown out his knee

lag∞n, Thursday, 13 June 2019 17:12 (three months ago) link

zinger is both very thin, the same height as Bol, and outweighs him by 40 lbs.

omar little, Thursday, 13 June 2019 17:20 (three months ago) link

disregard the "both" for 3 traits things

omar little, Thursday, 13 June 2019 17:20 (three months ago) link

disregard the "things"

omar little, Thursday, 13 June 2019 17:20 (three months ago) link

*disregarding things*

lag∞n, Thursday, 13 June 2019 17:21 (three months ago) link

ddint realize the zinger weighed 240. guess his shoulders are more broad yea.

big city slam (Spottie), Thursday, 13 June 2019 17:22 (three months ago) link

just having seen him set screens for pick and pops and protect the rim and stuff he seems to have plenty of functional strength

call all destroyer, Thursday, 13 June 2019 18:00 (three months ago) link

Westgate 2020 title odds:
Lakers: 9/2
Bucks 6-1
Clippers 6-1 (!!!!)
Rockets 8-1
Raptors 10-1
Celtics 12-1
Sixers 12-1
Warriors 14-1
Nuggets 16-1
Thunder 16-1
Knicks 20-1
Nets 25-1

— Hardwood Paroxysm (@HPbasketball) June 14, 2019

big city slam (Spottie), Friday, 14 June 2019 16:11 (three months ago) link

lakers too high, raps and clips bets seem to be hedging, celts too high, nugs too low, thunder too high, LOL KNICKS

hollow your fart (m bison), Friday, 14 June 2019 16:13 (three months ago) link

lmao @ that Lakers line, guess Vegas gotta cash in on all those folks who will be betting Tiger to win every major for the next 5 years

frogbs, Friday, 14 June 2019 16:18 (three months ago) link

The goddamn Knicks get higher odds than the Trail Blazers?!

A is for (Aimless), Friday, 14 June 2019 16:22 (three months ago) link

One thing I could see happening is them dumping Draymond now. Same with Iguodala. If they know they will be bad and Klay won’t be back til 2020-21, they might just cut their losses and move them and save money and try to get a top lottery pick and future assets from trades

— Nate Jones (@JonesOnTheNBA) June 14, 2019

makes sense to me

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Friday, 14 June 2019 16:23 (three months ago) link

i dont see that happening in year one of the new Chase center tho

big city slam (Spottie), Friday, 14 June 2019 16:29 (three months ago) link

it would be weird to see the Warriors be bad but it might also be the smartest play, cf. that single bad Spurs season in the past forty years or w/e which led to Duncan.

omar little, Friday, 14 June 2019 16:31 (three months ago) link

I mean if theres any NBA team whose fanbase ought to give them some leeway

frogbs, Friday, 14 June 2019 16:32 (three months ago) link

ummmmxxxxxlost control F "Timberwolves" not found

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 14 June 2019 16:32 (three months ago) link

spottie is right, they won’t go into chase with a bad team.

call all destroyer, Friday, 14 June 2019 16:33 (three months ago) link

i honestly think considering where Kawhi is at now that if the Clips get him and the Lakers remain weird they could really supplant the latter as the go-to NBA team in town (for a little bit, at least). That never even truly happened w/Blake and CP3.

omar little, Friday, 14 June 2019 16:34 (three months ago) link

Just say 'analytics' at the fans a few times, it'll be fine.

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Friday, 14 June 2019 16:35 (three months ago) link

Steph plus other guys isn't necessarily a bad team

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Friday, 14 June 2019 16:36 (three months ago) link

yeah, but i assume if they keep everyone theyll be gassed by playoff time.

hollow your fart (m bison), Friday, 14 June 2019 16:39 (three months ago) link

Trust me, I get the value of Draymond, but they need to decide if they are going to pay him in 2020-21 now, because if they aren’t, moving him now, getting assets and flexibility to re-tool when Klay healthy makes most sense. Same with Iguodala https://t.co/1kURQEMQrx

— Nate Jones (@JonesOnTheNBA) June 14, 2019

this thread is interesting, gs is on the cusp of some major repeater tax, esp if they re-sign klay (and ESPECIALLY if they re-sign KD). with KD and klay out theyll be paying over $300 mil next season for a team that will probably just barely make the playoffs

hollow your fart (m bison), Friday, 14 June 2019 16:43 (three months ago) link

oh yeah i forgot about the new arena that's a funny twist

ciderpress, Friday, 14 June 2019 17:06 (three months ago) link

dubs arent making the offs next year unless klay comes back super early, time to clean house and tank

lag∞n, Friday, 14 June 2019 17:31 (three months ago) link

we might get to see the draymond on another team experiment after all

lag∞n, Friday, 14 June 2019 17:32 (three months ago) link

they almost won last night! get outta here. a healthy steph and dray + whatever ring chasers and g league call ups is enough to get into the playoffs easy.

big city slam (Spottie), Friday, 14 June 2019 17:32 (three months ago) link

nawww

lag∞n, Friday, 14 June 2019 17:33 (three months ago) link

in that scenario theyd def be starting the worst starter in the nba if not the two worst and then their bench my god

lag∞n, Friday, 14 June 2019 17:34 (three months ago) link

they shd trade dray and play steph like 25 mins a night

lag∞n, Friday, 14 June 2019 17:35 (three months ago) link

with lagoon on this one, theyve been used to keeping the all-stars on ice until playoffs, theyll need steph and dray to have outstanding seasons just to stick around in the west. there arent going to be many ring chasers who will take vet minimums, theyll have only the tax paying MLE to use in free agency plus their own draft picks. those two guys have a LOT of miles on them and are not immune from injury issues of their own.

hollow your fart (m bison), Friday, 14 June 2019 17:36 (three months ago) link

i mean they dug deep for one quarter last night but i dont think u can extrapolate that over an entire season, plus the load on steph in that scenario is just not what youre looking for

lag∞n, Friday, 14 June 2019 17:37 (three months ago) link

i'm inclined to think maybe they could adjust and get to 45ish wins and sneak in, Steph is so good. Depends on Draymond being more than the "glue" since there's nothing left to glue to. Get a savvy cheap vet or two for a year and see what happens i guess?

omar little, Friday, 14 June 2019 17:37 (three months ago) link

i think theyd make the playoffs and get klay healthy in time for the actual playoffs but they might be a 7 or 8 seed and still lose the first round.

hollow your fart (m bison), Friday, 14 June 2019 17:38 (three months ago) link

They also won't have Cousins or Bogut, probably won't have Shaun, might not be able to keep Kevon or even McKinnie ...

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Friday, 14 June 2019 17:40 (three months ago) link

playoff teams generally dont have cheap vets at their #2 scoring options

lag∞n, Friday, 14 June 2019 17:40 (three months ago) link

boogie said he's open to coming back but lol they can only give him like 7 million or something.

big city slam (Spottie), Friday, 14 June 2019 17:42 (three months ago) link

considering the tax implications the whole thing points towards a partial tear down and one season of tanking

lag∞n, Friday, 14 June 2019 17:44 (three months ago) link

i guess well see if the dubs ownership are true BABs or not

lag∞n, Friday, 14 June 2019 17:45 (three months ago) link

occurs to me well get to see the draymond experiment whether or not hes traded

lag∞n, Friday, 14 June 2019 17:45 (three months ago) link

can they just let klay walk? should they? are they still close to capped without kd and klay?

ciderpress, Friday, 14 June 2019 17:46 (three months ago) link

xps i think theyd be open to a tank but maybe they should quickly announce "actually chase center wont be ready for basketball activites yet next year just concerts so uh oracle we're gonna need one more ride from you whilst we tank k thx"

big city slam (Spottie), Friday, 14 June 2019 17:46 (three months ago) link

they gotta keep klay, i mean unless they wan to just totally rebuild, trade steph etc which wld be insane

lag∞n, Friday, 14 June 2019 17:47 (three months ago) link

they'll offer klay a max deal for sure, especially after he didn't qualify for the all-nba max.

bill simmons talked me into the idea that kd will sign a max with the knicks.

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Friday, 14 June 2019 17:47 (three months ago) link

why would they let klay walk haa

big city slam (Spottie), Friday, 14 June 2019 17:48 (three months ago) link

they should simply tank, get the #1 pick, and draft tim duncan

ciderpress, Friday, 14 June 2019 17:48 (three months ago) link

the knicks maxing out a guy who just exploded his achilles and wont play again until hes 32 wld be just too beautiful

lag∞n, Friday, 14 June 2019 17:49 (three months ago) link

im not sure why KD would want that at this point?

big city slam (Spottie), Friday, 14 June 2019 17:50 (three months ago) link

why wld anyone want to play for the knicks i mean

lag∞n, Friday, 14 June 2019 17:51 (three months ago) link

Klay will stay, he and Steph feel like GSW lifers. No idea why either side would want to leave the other.

omar little, Friday, 14 June 2019 17:51 (three months ago) link

there's really no pressure on him if he stays w the dubs

big city slam (Spottie), Friday, 14 June 2019 17:52 (three months ago) link

the tragedy in all of this mess is the kd injury, nba lost an alltimer in his prime, its extremely unlikely considering the injury and his age that hell ever be nearly the same again

lag∞n, Friday, 14 June 2019 17:53 (three months ago) link

warriors dynasty flaming out in epic fashion is kinda better than slowly fading away

lag∞n, Friday, 14 June 2019 17:54 (three months ago) link

The Knicks are sort of a blank slate right now. They have no real bad contracts. If they tank next year with Durant on the books, then they're major players the following year. I like Fizdale. Dolan seems open to selling the team in the near future ... I don't know, I kind of like it. Durant + Mitchell Robinson and an otherwise empty roster ... you can build on that.

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Friday, 14 June 2019 17:55 (three months ago) link

nuggets will win the nba playoffs

ciderpress, Friday, 14 June 2019 17:55 (three months ago) link

naw knicks arent gonna to do shit they have no players and a terrible org, robinson what blocked a ton of shots cmon

lag∞n, Friday, 14 June 2019 17:56 (three months ago) link

shd the dubs even want to resign kd idk prob not

lag∞n, Friday, 14 June 2019 17:57 (three months ago) link

the dream scenario wld be finding a sign n trade for kd

lag∞n, Friday, 14 June 2019 17:58 (three months ago) link

the tragedy in all of this mess is the kd injury, nba lost an alltimer in his prime, its extremely unlikely considering the injury and his age that hell ever be nearly the same again

― lag∞n, Friday, June 14, 2019 10:53 AM (two minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

yeah Klays ACL is bad but not a career killer as much as an achilles. also 7 foot dudes with foot injures is bad. KD already missed a full year once didnt he?

big city slam (Spottie), Friday, 14 June 2019 17:59 (three months ago) link

yeah acl u can come back from

lag∞n, Friday, 14 June 2019 17:59 (three months ago) link

i dont think bob meyers is going to sleep at all this summer

Bob Myers takes a moment by himself with a Corona to process the news that Klay tore his ACL. Shortly after this the tweet from Woj went out. More views later on our YouTube... https://t.co/2lK28uPqZt pic.twitter.com/UrQBV3HFGx

— LetsGoWarriors👌💛💙 (@LetsGoWarriors) June 14, 2019

big city slam (Spottie), Friday, 14 June 2019 18:00 (three months ago) link

the dream scenario wld be finding a sign n trade for kd

can you do a sign-and-trade on a guy with a player option? He'd have to opt in before being traded.

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Friday, 14 June 2019 18:02 (three months ago) link

or opt out and sign n trade on a new max deal

lag∞n, Friday, 14 June 2019 18:02 (three months ago) link

i dont think bob meyers is going to sleep at all this summer

― big city slam (Spottie), Friday, June 14, 2019 2:00 PM (two minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

he shd take a year off hike the appalachian trail or whatever

lag∞n, Friday, 14 June 2019 18:03 (three months ago) link

xp only way that would happen is if KD has requested a trade to a certain team that doesnt have any cap space

big city slam (Spottie), Friday, 14 June 2019 18:04 (three months ago) link

yeah its a long shot, wld need to find a team that wanted him too

lag∞n, Friday, 14 June 2019 18:05 (three months ago) link

his timeline just doesnt work for many teams any more.

big city slam (Spottie), Friday, 14 June 2019 18:06 (three months ago) link

really weird career in a lot of ways for KD, i don't know how he's viewed in the bay area but obv and unfairly i think outside of the bay area he's not considered to be the guy who brought GSW two more championships, he's seen as a guy who hopped onboard and happened to get a pair of rings (vv different from LeBron who is considered to have earned those rings in Miami, he just earned them in the wrong place), and he obv desires to be seen as that type of star who earns a ring as a leader and not a follower. as i said i think it's unfair and wrong without him i don't think GSW has more than the one championship with this group.

omar little, Friday, 14 June 2019 18:14 (three months ago) link

he's seen as a guy who hopped onboard and happened to get a pair of rings

tbf that is what happened

lag∞n, Friday, 14 June 2019 18:15 (three months ago) link

he def hopped on board the GSW express train looking for rings. he didn't just 'happen' to get them. He was NBA Finals MVP, too.

A is for (Aimless), Friday, 14 June 2019 18:23 (three months ago) link

Just spoke with Klay Thompson's father, Mychal, who said there's "no question" Klay will re-sign with the Warriors. Golden State is expected to still offer him a full five-year maximum deal.

— Connor Letourneau (@Con_Chron) June 14, 2019

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Friday, 14 June 2019 18:24 (three months ago) link

the right move for all parties

big city slam (Spottie), Friday, 14 June 2019 18:26 (three months ago) link

keeping Steph and Klay long-term is smart, shooters can always shoot

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 14 June 2019 18:29 (three months ago) link

the thing that happens to shooters is they lose the ability to get quality looks

lag∞n, Friday, 14 June 2019 18:30 (three months ago) link

wonder how this kawhi season will affect the 'load management' thing next year and into the future. seems like star players will want to play 60 games per season now.

big city slam (Spottie), Friday, 14 June 2019 18:31 (three months ago) link

its so obvs the right thing to do

lag∞n, Friday, 14 June 2019 18:31 (three months ago) link

then the nba/owners just needs to suck it up then and cut out all b2b's and cut the season down.

big city slam (Spottie), Friday, 14 June 2019 18:34 (three months ago) link

that wld be best imho

lag∞n, Friday, 14 June 2019 18:34 (three months ago) link

they would have to find a way to make that revenue up other places tho.

big city slam (Spottie), Friday, 14 June 2019 18:36 (three months ago) link

theyd have to have some vision re creating a better product that long term will generate more revenue per game

lag∞n, Friday, 14 June 2019 18:39 (three months ago) link

i mean the march madness tv deal is bigger than the entire nba season lol

lag∞n, Friday, 14 June 2019 18:40 (three months ago) link

owners prob wldnt go for it but its the players (who are actually played as a % of revenue not the nominal value of their contracts) who have no incentive to think long term on this stuff since their careers arent that long, tho they might be enticed by just playing fewer games

lag∞n, Friday, 14 June 2019 18:44 (three months ago) link

kawhi leaving makes so much less sense now. siakim emerged as their 2nd best player and he's only gonna get better. onanuby will be back and likely be better, rest of the squad back for the most part.
https://www.basketball-reference.com/contracts/TOR.html
sixers may break up a bit. celtics are done. bukcs have question marks.

big city slam (Spottie), Friday, 14 June 2019 19:19 (three months ago) link

he should run it back for one more at least

big city slam (Spottie), Friday, 14 June 2019 19:20 (three months ago) link

yeah from a basketball standpoint its a no brainer, but maybe he just wants to be in LA idk

lag∞n, Friday, 14 June 2019 19:20 (three months ago) link

I'm sure there are some examples but I can't think of an MVP-level player bolting right after winning a championship

frogbs, Friday, 14 June 2019 19:21 (three months ago) link

then again it's pretty rare to get one as a single-season rental

frogbs, Friday, 14 June 2019 19:22 (three months ago) link

(jordan kinda)

big city slam (Spottie), Friday, 14 June 2019 19:22 (three months ago) link

are the Celtics done?

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 14 June 2019 19:26 (three months ago) link

looking like it

lag∞n, Friday, 14 June 2019 19:27 (three months ago) link

kyrie is leaving so it depends on what kind of leap Tatum makes. And if gordon can return anywhere near where he was pre injury.

big city slam (Spottie), Friday, 14 June 2019 19:29 (three months ago) link

if they can un-kobe tatum they have a chance

ciderpress, Friday, 14 June 2019 19:35 (three months ago) link

were through the looking glass here ppl

https://twitter.com/chrisgrenham/status/1139655386494119936

lag∞n, Friday, 14 June 2019 22:08 (three months ago) link

does that link work in your segment of the multiverse?

A is for (Aimless), Saturday, 15 June 2019 00:52 (three months ago) link

bad c&p i guess

lag∞n, Saturday, 15 June 2019 01:45 (three months ago) link

https://i.postimg.cc/8cKVB2Mn/DE095-F9-B-3594-4-DDC-AE53-E95-ADDAD18-CB.jpg

fellas, bitmoji is on it

Clay, Saturday, 15 June 2019 11:28 (three months ago) link

Perusing Twitter for tasty Laker Derangement Syndrome tweets is fun

If we strike out on our first 6 guys yeah sure I'll take him https://t.co/uIbTbOMsIs

— Shawn Styles (@strt5150) June 14, 2019

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Saturday, 15 June 2019 13:44 (three months ago) link

lol can't wait to see how that one has aged two and half weeks from now

call all destroyer, Saturday, 15 June 2019 14:14 (three months ago) link

Davis to
Lakers

@wojespn: The Pelicans have agreed to a deal to trade Anthony Davis to the Lakers for Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram, Josh Hart, and three first-round picks - in...

big city slam (Spottie), Saturday, 15 June 2019 22:28 (three months ago) link

holy shit

Jeff Bathos (symsymsym), Saturday, 15 June 2019 22:32 (three months ago) link

what was the deadline deal the pels rejected?

Jeff Bathos (symsymsym), Saturday, 15 June 2019 22:32 (three months ago) link

That sounds like quite a haul. Three first rounders!

Mr. Snrub, Saturday, 15 June 2019 22:33 (three months ago) link

lakers fans are obsessed with kuzma so they're happy about this

officer sonny bonds, lytton pd (mayor jingleberries), Saturday, 15 June 2019 22:33 (three months ago) link

Kuz is mad overrated pels got the better players.

big city slam (Spottie), Saturday, 15 June 2019 22:37 (three months ago) link

i like this for both sides but especially for messy drama

hollow your fart (m bison), Saturday, 15 June 2019 22:44 (three months ago) link

like the lakers TECHNICALLY have enough (~$33 mil if davis waives his trade kicker) to sign another max deal but i think bc of cap holds on unfilled roster slots they actually dont quite have enough. they have ~$75 mil paid to FIVE players so theyll need a minimum of 7 players on the roster.

hollow your fart (m bison), Saturday, 15 June 2019 22:47 (three months ago) link

woah that's quite a haul

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Saturday, 15 June 2019 22:48 (three months ago) link

lakers have to renounce all their 18-19 players to make the near-max spot available. so say they get butler, for funsies:

starting 5
bonga-butler-lebron-kuzma-AD
wagner off the bench

plus 6 guys off the street. 2nd round pick will be important.

hollow your fart (m bison), Saturday, 15 June 2019 22:53 (three months ago) link

i think this officially kills any cp3-to-lal rumors unless a third team gets involved. they have so few contracts to move and theyre late 1strder rookie scale (kuzma, bonga, wagner)

hollow your fart (m bison), Saturday, 15 June 2019 22:56 (three months ago) link

I wanted to see if LeBron picked AD for his all-star team, so I went to a BleacherReport story and found this lol:

Team LeBron: Anthony Davis, F, New Orleans Hornets

A is for (Aimless), Saturday, 15 June 2019 22:58 (three months ago) link

I'm not even joking. This will be an extinction level event for the Lakers on par with that Nets deal. https://t.co/GCHsSq6IQX

— Matt Hill (@TweetofMattHill) June 15, 2019

this is a hot take but im not sure its wrong!

hollow your fart (m bison), Saturday, 15 June 2019 23:02 (three months ago) link

bron’s entire draft was angling towards politics stuff it was v v funny xp

Clay, Saturday, 15 June 2019 23:05 (three months ago) link

Kemba Walker will be a top target in free agency for the Lakers after they reached an agreement in principle to trade for Anthony Davis, according to league sources

— Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) June 15, 2019

hollow your fart (m bison), Saturday, 15 June 2019 23:06 (three months ago) link

All the nets dudes were old tho and brow is in his prime

big city slam (Spottie), Saturday, 15 June 2019 23:07 (three months ago) link

bron is bron but he is 34

hollow your fart (m bison), Saturday, 15 June 2019 23:11 (three months ago) link

I’m very intrigued to see if an all star PF can actually play up to their potential next to lebron and not be relegated to spacing the floor spotting up

big city slam (Spottie), Saturday, 15 June 2019 23:13 (three months ago) link

Can’t wait to hear how close the Celtics were to trading for Davis

— CelticsBlog (@celticsblog) June 15, 2019

big city slam (Spottie), Saturday, 15 June 2019 23:35 (three months ago) link

Magic likes the deal!!!

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Saturday, 15 June 2019 23:43 (three months ago) link

I’m sure the Lakers are happy to know

big city slam (Spottie), Saturday, 15 June 2019 23:48 (three months ago) link

lol wtf

(•̪●) (carne asada), Saturday, 15 June 2019 23:57 (three months ago) link

what was the deadline deal the pels rejected?

― Jeff Bathos (symsymsym), Saturday, June 15, 2019 5:32 PM (one hour ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

it was iirc: lonzo, BI, kuzma, zubac, hart, two first rounders for davis and solomon hill

so pelicans lose kuzma and zubac and gain/keep a 1st rounder and solomon hill (also preserve the timeline where they get the number 1 pick)

hollow your fart (m bison), Sunday, 16 June 2019 00:29 (three months ago) link

that timeline is the most valuable asset of all

Jeff Bathos (symsymsym), Sunday, 16 June 2019 00:32 (three months ago) link

definitely

hollow your fart (m bison), Sunday, 16 June 2019 00:47 (three months ago) link

Interesting to see if they try to flip the 4th pick and another piece of the haul for the Knicks 3rd spot and get RJ.

Fetchboy, Sunday, 16 June 2019 01:18 (three months ago) link

i think they're more likely to target a vet/all-star with that #4. their trade demands were current all-star, potential future all-star, and two first rounders.

hollow your fart (m bison), Sunday, 16 June 2019 01:23 (three months ago) link

rn theyre starting 5 looks like:

lonzo-jrue-zion-BI-??

spurs might dangle aldridge for #4

hollow your fart (m bison), Sunday, 16 June 2019 01:24 (three months ago) link

seems possible that the Knicks could end up with nothing from free agency which would be hilarious

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Sunday, 16 June 2019 01:48 (three months ago) link

xp lol *their

and yeah knicks are looking at a big swing and a miss. like maybe theyll panic and throw a max deal at kd and maybe kd will take it, but i cant see any other free agent combo coming through.

hollow your fart (m bison), Sunday, 16 June 2019 02:20 (three months ago) link

it will be very interesting to see what will happen in the 2019-2020 nba regular season -- not to mention the playoffs

— Jon Bois (@jon_bois) June 16, 2019

ciderpress, Sunday, 16 June 2019 02:20 (three months ago) link

damn, otm

hollow your fart (m bison), Sunday, 16 June 2019 02:21 (three months ago) link

could not have said it better myself

Clay, Sunday, 16 June 2019 02:25 (three months ago) link

LOS ANGELES -- Not long after learning his son Lonzo Ball will be part of a blockbuster trade for Anthony Davis, LaVar Ball made his thoughts clear on what he felt the Los Angeles Lakers had just agreed to do.

"I guarantee: Like I say again, it will be the worst move the Lakers ever did in their life and they will never win another championship," LaVar Ball said when asked by ESPN for his first reaction to the trade while at the Drew League to watch his son LaMelo play. "Guarantee it."

omar little, Sunday, 16 June 2019 02:50 (three months ago) link

the curse!

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Sunday, 16 June 2019 02:54 (three months ago) link

The Pelicans will get the following picks from the Lakers, league sources tell ESPN:

No. 4 pick in 2019
Top-8 protected in 2021, becomes unprotected in ‘22
Unprotected swap in ‘23
Unprotected first in ‘24
Unprotected swap in ‘25

Tremendous haul for David Griffin & the Pelicans.

— Tim Bontemps (@TimBontemps) June 16, 2019

lag∞n, Sunday, 16 June 2019 03:06 (three months ago) link

apparently there some pick deferments so if pelicans dont like the pick they get in '24 they can wait until '26

hollow your fart (m bison), Sunday, 16 June 2019 03:07 (three months ago) link

i think i like this deal for both teams, next they shd trade lebron

lag∞n, Sunday, 16 June 2019 03:07 (three months ago) link

this is making me so mad bc the spurs got such a shitty return for kawhi and this kind of return only happens bc ppl saw how valuable one year of a superstar can be boo hoo hoo

hollow your fart (m bison), Sunday, 16 June 2019 03:08 (three months ago) link

well Davis is gonna stay in LA is the thing

Clay, Sunday, 16 June 2019 03:09 (three months ago) link

ya

lag∞n, Sunday, 16 June 2019 03:10 (three months ago) link

that is true

hollow your fart (m bison), Sunday, 16 June 2019 03:11 (three months ago) link

one thing the lakers arent accounting for is the possibility that zion will dunk on bron and explode him into many small pieces, hard to come back from that

lag∞n, Sunday, 16 June 2019 03:21 (three months ago) link

of course, that may not happen until zion's second year in the league

A is for (Aimless), Sunday, 16 June 2019 03:25 (three months ago) link

yeah need to see some projections

lag∞n, Sunday, 16 June 2019 03:27 (three months ago) link

Great trade Rob Pelinka! Job well done.

— Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson) June 15, 2019

lag∞n, Sunday, 16 June 2019 03:28 (three months ago) link

Also bison no one really knew if kawhi was good any more cos the weird injury plus weird energy around the whole thing

big city slam (Spottie), Sunday, 16 June 2019 05:01 (three months ago) link

it was def a huge swing by masai

Clay, Sunday, 16 June 2019 05:06 (three months ago) link

hes holdin his nuts now

lag∞n, Sunday, 16 June 2019 05:13 (three months ago) link

masai_ujuri_big_balls_dance.gif

Clay, Sunday, 16 June 2019 05:14 (three months ago) link

straight up smacking cops

lag∞n, Sunday, 16 June 2019 05:17 (three months ago) link

Oh man remember when
Klay did the big balls dance :(

big city slam (Spottie), Sunday, 16 June 2019 05:17 (three months ago) link

um so apparently woj and/or bobby marks is saying on tv that the way this is structured the lakers will only have $23M in space on july 1?

call all destroyer, Sunday, 16 June 2019 15:56 (three months ago) link

i guess they can get to $32M on july 30. they'd have to make a promise and hope that someone is willing to wait. i don't remember this type of timing issue with past trades tbh.

call all destroyer, Sunday, 16 June 2019 16:07 (three months ago) link

its bc of the cap value of the no 4 pick iirc, its a p good sized salary

hollow your fart (m bison), Sunday, 16 June 2019 17:09 (three months ago) link

ah that makes more sense, thanking u

call all destroyer, Sunday, 16 June 2019 17:24 (three months ago) link

yeah the way woj is reporting this the lakers are not gonna have a max slot salary. they might be better off using that space to sign some high level role players (3 and D wings, point guards).

hollow your fart (m bison), Sunday, 16 June 2019 17:28 (three months ago) link

i have absolutely zero confidence that they will identify the right players and sign them to appropriate contracts, so sign me up.

call all destroyer, Sunday, 16 June 2019 17:40 (three months ago) link

ha was thinking the same

lag∞n, Sunday, 16 June 2019 17:42 (three months ago) link

feel like lakers are walking a tighter rope than the warriors this past year. they seem committed to a 3-star team and idk who they can afford on min contracts. melo, pau, ty chandler? is smush parker still in the league?

hollow your fart (m bison), Sunday, 16 June 2019 17:48 (three months ago) link

I'm in no hurry to see the Lakers figure things out. They don't need a 3-star team, but I'm fine if they want to fixate on that and fill out their roster with second-stringers, broken vets and call ups from G League.

A is for (Aimless), Sunday, 16 June 2019 18:00 (three months ago) link

Warriors had 4 Allstar level dudes plus iggy and 55% boog. Lakers have a ton of work to do. Lebro is 35 this year and brow hasn’t proven he can log a full season of games which they are going to need. I think theiir best bet is to add a third all star but would love to see Pelinka take a swing at filling the cap space with randoms again lol.

big city slam (Spottie), Sunday, 16 June 2019 18:08 (three months ago) link

The Warriors arrived at that roster partly through excellent team management and player development, partly through blindingly good luck. By signing Curry to his second contract when his ankles were still a big question mark, they got a break-out GOAT at bargain basement rates. Not going to happen again any time soon.

A is for (Aimless), Sunday, 16 June 2019 18:15 (three months ago) link

Kawhi’s cousin (havasu_g) went live on his IG last night. “Kawhi on the way” #LakeShow #Lakers #NBA pic.twitter.com/2Q5cbL0PTM

— LakeShowWorld (@LakeShowWorld) June 16, 2019

im in too deep on hoops twitter

hollow your fart (m bison), Sunday, 16 June 2019 18:20 (three months ago) link

Can they even afford him cap-wise?

Van Horn Street, Sunday, 16 June 2019 22:13 (three months ago) link

No unless he takes less. The other LA team makes so much more sense

big city slam (Spottie), Sunday, 16 June 2019 22:34 (three months ago) link

from what i can glean, i think there is a way if they delay the official trade until the end of july. the problem is with that no. 4 pick and idk if new orleans has to do what lakers want. im not clear but i think the lakers are assuming they can still make a full max slot with this delay.

hollow your fart (m bison), Sunday, 16 June 2019 22:55 (three months ago) link

yeah if new orleans wants to trade that pick i don’t think they could wait, also new orleans has no reason to do the lakers any favors now that the trade is public.

call all destroyer, Sunday, 16 June 2019 23:38 (three months ago) link

true, but maybe lal only does the deal with all the picks/swaps provided NOP comes through on the timing.

hollow your fart (m bison), Sunday, 16 June 2019 23:40 (three months ago) link

in any case, it pisses me off because Lebron/AD on any other team than the Lakers would be my favorite non-baseball thing to watch in sports. But it is the Lakers.

Van Horn Street, Monday, 17 June 2019 03:02 (three months ago) link

Truly, it's a sad and beautiful world.

A is for (Aimless), Monday, 17 June 2019 03:40 (three months ago) link

what's good ?

(•̪●) (carne asada), Monday, 17 June 2019 14:10 (three months ago) link

No unless he takes less. The other LA team makes so much more sense

― big city slam (Spottie), Sunday, June 16, 2019 5:34 PM (yesterday) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

if he liked the raptors culture/team structure and wants to get out of canada, the clippers seem to be a good option

old cloud yells at man (voodoo chili), Monday, 17 June 2019 14:29 (three months ago) link

idk what kawhi has to gain with being on a team with AD and bron, especially considering his unrefined playmaking--he kinda needs the ball, and it's a waste to just turn him into the greatest 3&D wing of all time

old cloud yells at man (voodoo chili), Monday, 17 June 2019 14:30 (three months ago) link

I think they're gonna get Kemba. in which case, holy gravy, the Hornets aren't gonna win 20 games next season.

Evans on Hammond (evol j), Monday, 17 June 2019 14:37 (three months ago) link

hornets are in a terrible spot bc if they dont offer him the supermax they will be terrible for a while but if they do and keep him they will be mediocre for a while

hollow your fart (m bison), Monday, 17 June 2019 14:45 (three months ago) link

yeah hornets aren't in great shape, do they have any guys with all star ceiling?

ciderpress, Monday, 17 June 2019 14:47 (three months ago) link

hard to say bc they do such a poor job developing their talent.

hollow your fart (m bison), Monday, 17 June 2019 14:49 (three months ago) link

lmao i cannot believe hornets were paying FIVE guys more than kemba last season, jesus christ

hollow your fart (m bison), Monday, 17 June 2019 14:50 (three months ago) link

Miles Bridges had a nice rookie year but he'd have to make quite a leap. maybe it could still happen for Malik Monk too, but I'm even less optimistic. and that's the end of the list of "promising" Hornets.

Evans on Hammond (evol j), Monday, 17 June 2019 14:52 (three months ago) link

their payroll finally looks okay by 2021, and they might be able to get some decent players if they deal some expiring contracts, but daaaaaaamn they got batum on the books for two more years for over fitty million daaaaaaaaaaaaamn

hollow your fart (m bison), Monday, 17 June 2019 15:01 (three months ago) link

that could be the worst contract in the nba, non-wall division

old cloud yells at man (voodoo chili), Monday, 17 June 2019 15:06 (three months ago) link

absolutely, that last year is a player option which batum would be foolish to opt out of

hollow your fart (m bison), Monday, 17 June 2019 15:09 (three months ago) link

they're picking 12th too, and idk if there's a donovan mitchell lurking in this year's late lottery

old cloud yells at man (voodoo chili), Monday, 17 June 2019 15:10 (three months ago) link

there are always a couple of players that can be p special in the middle of the first round

hollow your fart (m bison), Monday, 17 June 2019 15:12 (three months ago) link

in retrospect, Charlotte definitely should have moved Kemba sometime in the past year when he was still fantastically underpaid and they could've maybe gotten some picks or young guys in return. the fact that they didn't would seem to suggest they are going to offer him the supermax, unless they just never thought he was going to qualify for it and now that his price tag has gotten even more exorbitant, they're going to back off. either way, I think sadly their best bet now is just to let him walk and start trying to rebuild from the ground up. they're constrained for a year or two more by these other bad deals but if they re-sign Kemba I don't see any path to them even getting into the top 4 or 5 of the East in that timeframe anyway, plus if Kemba got seriously hurt or just declined they'd have to hold off rebuilding even longer.

Evans on Hammond (evol j), Monday, 17 June 2019 15:17 (three months ago) link

yeah, i can see that. rip the band-aid off.

but its mj the exec so theyre not gonna do good shit.

hollow your fart (m bison), Monday, 17 June 2019 15:21 (three months ago) link

xpost -- def true about missed opportunities, in four of the last five drafts Charlotte could have easily walked away with SGA, Mitchell, Myles Turner or Devin Booker, and Nurkic.

Evans on Hammond (evol j), Monday, 17 June 2019 15:21 (three months ago) link

"CP3 just doesn't let anything go. He just keeps pestering and pestering.... Sometimes J has had enough -- and not just him. That's what makes CP3 a winner and also what keeps him from being a big-time winner. He's got to temper that."

big city slam (Spottie), Monday, 17 June 2019 15:39 (three months ago) link

"Chris wants to coach James," says a source familiar with the stars' dynamic. "James looks at him like, 'You can't even beat your man. Just shut up and watch me.'"

According to sources, Paul was also frustrated by what he perceived as Harden's tendency to ignore unglamorous details that impact winning -- such as moving when he gives up the ball to help spacing -- and wasn't shy about expressing those concerns.

big city slam (Spottie), Monday, 17 June 2019 15:42 (three months ago) link

...theyre both right lol

lag∞n, Monday, 17 June 2019 15:49 (three months ago) link

we need oscar from the office/state farm to intervene and mend the fences

old cloud yells at man (voodoo chili), Monday, 17 June 2019 16:15 (three months ago) link

lol

call all destroyer, Monday, 17 June 2019 16:21 (three months ago) link

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D9Rwz9pXoAEOZS3.jpg

lag∞n, Monday, 17 June 2019 16:51 (three months ago) link

disturbed by the apparent warmth of that bottle

Cecil replies to your e-mails (Sufjan Grafton), Monday, 17 June 2019 17:06 (three months ago) link

back to the hornets
https://www.basketball-reference.com/contracts/CHO.html
i think jeremy lamb was their 2nd best player last season and he's a FA.

big city slam (Spottie), Monday, 17 June 2019 17:38 (three months ago) link

i think malik monk is a lost cause too. bridges could be good tho. but the outlook on the rest of that roster is dire.

big city slam (Spottie), Monday, 17 June 2019 17:40 (three months ago) link

in my long decades of seeing images of victorious athletes celebrating with champagne, their interactions with the noble beverage never rises above the level of barbarity

A is for (Aimless), Monday, 17 June 2019 17:40 (three months ago) link

https://i.imgur.com/UwxEh7V.png

lag∞n, Monday, 17 June 2019 17:41 (three months ago) link

he is smiling because he made a wager with his own players that they are bad and he is the only actually good player

Cecil replies to your e-mails (Sufjan Grafton), Monday, 17 June 2019 17:45 (three months ago) link

fondly remembering bullying kwame brown out of the league

lag∞n, Monday, 17 June 2019 17:52 (three months ago) link

CPS really IS going to be a fantastically shitty coach some day though. like all the worst parts of Skiles, Kidd, and Thibs blended together.

Evans on Hammond (evol j), Monday, 17 June 2019 18:02 (three months ago) link

CP3 I meant.

Evans on Hammond (evol j), Monday, 17 June 2019 18:02 (three months ago) link

CPS = Coach Paul Shitty

EZ Snappin, Monday, 17 June 2019 18:14 (three months ago) link

lmao

hollow your fart (m bison), Monday, 17 June 2019 18:15 (three months ago) link

Biggest story of the offseason

r/nbastreams has officially been banned.

It has been an absolutely honor watching illegal streams with all of you. pic.twitter.com/v6RTx57G1C

— William 🌴 (@SpecificNY) June 17, 2019

big city slam (Spottie), Monday, 17 June 2019 19:25 (three months ago) link

daaaaamn that sucks

frogbs, Monday, 17 June 2019 19:27 (three months ago) link

that does suck.

honestly surprised it lasted so long. i got a perfect stream for all of the finals games i watched and they never got taken down, kind of baffles the mind honestly

findom haddie (jim in vancouver), Monday, 17 June 2019 19:30 (three months ago) link

fd up

lag∞n, Monday, 17 June 2019 19:51 (three months ago) link

The GM just blew by Premier Ford in 2 seconds flat. I'm not sure he even knew who Ford was. pic.twitter.com/5kkQ4UK9eT

— Dean Brown (@PxPOttawa) June 17, 2019

lag∞n, Monday, 17 June 2019 19:55 (three months ago) link

RIP r/nbastreams

It's been a pleasure, I Love Hoops it really has....
don't know what ol' UMS is gonna do now

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Monday, 17 June 2019 20:03 (three months ago) link

theres some suggestions within the comments of that

big city slam (Spottie), Monday, 17 June 2019 20:04 (three months ago) link

had to look up who that ford guy was. lol

big city slam (Spottie), Monday, 17 June 2019 20:04 (three months ago) link

yeah those things don't just disband because their reddit index got shut down

ciderpress, Monday, 17 June 2019 20:29 (three months ago) link

https://streamable.com/ddazu

damn

(•̪●) (carne asada), Monday, 17 June 2019 20:56 (three months ago) link

it was just nice to have a centralized location w/ links, and for once reddit's upvote system actually fit the system well because the good streams would float to the top

fwiw it's pretty easy to search twitter for streams, just not sure how uh 'safe' that is

frogbs, Monday, 17 June 2019 21:02 (three months ago) link

it will all be on the Discord now as well

(•̪●) (carne asada), Monday, 17 June 2019 21:03 (three months ago) link

even better was the boo'ing ford got when they announced him on stage.

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Monday, 17 June 2019 21:06 (three months ago) link

theres no way the rockets can keep CP now that the owner has openly expressed his regret to signing him in the first place... right? how many first round picks are the gonna have to dump to get off that contract?

big city slam (Spottie), Monday, 17 June 2019 21:39 (three months ago) link

Gasol knocking out a bottle of wine in one gulp is some crazy shit

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Monday, 17 June 2019 21:39 (three months ago) link

it was probably water

big city slam (Spottie), Monday, 17 June 2019 21:41 (three months ago) link

Knicks gonna have a big offseason https://t.co/iwfjZ1fJqN

— LIFELONG PELICANS FAN MAN 69☭ (@Riffs_Man) June 18, 2019

lag∞n, Tuesday, 18 June 2019 02:22 (three months ago) link

lmao

Clay, Tuesday, 18 June 2019 02:24 (three months ago) link

Kyrie Irving plans on meeting with the Celtics this week to discuss his future, via @ShamsCharania.

— Legion Hoops (@LegionHoops) June 17, 2019

Kyrie coming back after the Celtics gave up on Davis because they thought Kyrie was leaving would be the most Kyrie move

— Brian Pickett (@BrianPickett) June 17, 2019

lag∞n, Tuesday, 18 June 2019 02:25 (three months ago) link

lakers davis deal not final btw *waggles eye brows insanely*

lag∞n, Tuesday, 18 June 2019 02:26 (three months ago) link

just kinda realizing now that he's not a laker i'm a big lonzo fan. feels like a scrappy underdog with a quirky jumper who's escaping from an abusive father's grasp, go lonzo

Clay, Tuesday, 18 June 2019 02:27 (three months ago) link

otm

lag∞n, Tuesday, 18 June 2019 02:28 (three months ago) link

I really like his game and seems like a chill bro but that jumpshot will keep me at arms length. Seems like Rubio is his floor?

big city slam (Spottie), Tuesday, 18 June 2019 02:51 (three months ago) link

itll be cool for him to be on a shitty fun team that no ones really invested in, throwing oops to zion etc

lag∞n, Tuesday, 18 June 2019 02:53 (three months ago) link

If they keep jrue that’s gonna be a really tough backcourt on defense.

big city slam (Spottie), Tuesday, 18 June 2019 02:55 (three months ago) link

iirc, jrue was voted the most underrated nba player by the other nba players. the second place finisher was lillard.

A is for (Aimless), Tuesday, 18 June 2019 03:13 (three months ago) link

i don't think there's any point in talking about lonzo until he plays more than 60 games in a season

call all destroyer, Tuesday, 18 June 2019 03:47 (three months ago) link

i can't find my original post but my lonzo take is still that he's going to forever be a guy that people argue over whether he's good or not like rubio

ciderpress, Tuesday, 18 June 2019 04:13 (three months ago) link

alternately,

lonzo ball will become "drake 2"

― ciderpress, Friday, June 23, 2017 9:29 AM (one year ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

ciderpress, Tuesday, 18 June 2019 04:13 (three months ago) link

lol

lag∞n, Tuesday, 18 June 2019 04:29 (three months ago) link

the lakers took him cause he was famous and from LA, which is perfect

lag∞n, Tuesday, 18 June 2019 04:30 (three months ago) link

harrison barnes is declining his 25.1M player option to become a free agent... that seems not smart. maybe he'll take KDs place for the MLE tho lol

big city slam (Spottie), Tuesday, 18 June 2019 18:25 (three months ago) link

knicks maxing barnes

hollow your fart (m bison), Tuesday, 18 June 2019 18:26 (three months ago) link

kings abt to pay him lol

lag∞n, Tuesday, 18 June 2019 18:28 (three months ago) link

kyrie is a child

Second verse, same as the first. (Celtics reporting by @AdamHimmelsbach) pic.twitter.com/WokhetaXOq

— Jason Lloyd (@ByJasonLloyd) June 18, 2019

big city slam (Spottie), Tuesday, 18 June 2019 18:58 (three months ago) link

New story: Sources tell @YahooSports Chris Paul wants out of Houston. Relationship with James Harden deemed "unsalvageable": https://t.co/UhHo0gAr8i pic.twitter.com/Txjtrvkeoc

— Vincent Goodwill (@VinceGoodwill) June 18, 2019

lag∞n, Tuesday, 18 June 2019 20:21 (three months ago) link

lol we all want things

call all destroyer, Tuesday, 18 June 2019 20:22 (three months ago) link

sounds like a perfect fit for the new york knickerbockers

mookieproof, Tuesday, 18 June 2019 20:22 (three months ago) link

hard to blame cp3 for wanting out after what harden did to his kitchen

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Tuesday, 18 June 2019 20:24 (three months ago) link

lmbo

hollow your fart (m bison), Tuesday, 18 June 2019 20:31 (three months ago) link

lol

lag∞n, Tuesday, 18 June 2019 20:33 (three months ago) link

excellent

big city slam (Spottie), Tuesday, 18 June 2019 20:44 (three months ago) link

https://i.imgur.com/16ucazf.png

lag∞n, Tuesday, 18 June 2019 20:45 (three months ago) link

"Paul went to Rockets management and demanded a trade, and Harden issued a “him or me” edict following the Rockets’ second-round loss to the Golden State Warriors, sources said."

lmao didnt dwight do the same thing? maybe harden's been the pest all along.

big city slam (Spottie), Tuesday, 18 June 2019 20:46 (three months ago) link

trying to brainstorm where cp3 could go with that deal and it’s like ...

Clay, Tuesday, 18 June 2019 20:47 (three months ago) link

The backcourt mates went nearly two months without speaking to each other during the season, sources said, creating a tenuous environment for teammates and everyone involved with the franchise.

Harden hasn’t returned Paul’s repeated attempts at communicating this offseason, sources said, after a year in which the pair repeatedly got under each other’s skin with petty acts in practices and games.

big city slam (Spottie), Tuesday, 18 June 2019 20:47 (three months ago) link

pauls not leaving w/o a buyout or the rockets doing a very brutal deal

lag∞n, Tuesday, 18 June 2019 20:49 (three months ago) link

maybe harden's been the pest all along.

― big city slam (Spottie), Tuesday, June 18, 2019 4:46 PM (three minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

okc did let him go pretty easy

lag∞n, Tuesday, 18 June 2019 20:50 (three months ago) link

maybe they can trade him straight up for wall

lag∞n, Tuesday, 18 June 2019 20:50 (three months ago) link

those are the only two contracts that match at this point ha

big city slam (Spottie), Tuesday, 18 June 2019 20:51 (three months ago) link

lol dc for wall was the one thing I was thinking yeah maybe on xp

Clay, Tuesday, 18 June 2019 20:52 (three months ago) link

feel like the only team where this kinda makes sense is milwaukee. eric beldsoe was exposed in the playoffs and CP3 would be a good facilitator for giannis. but yeesh.

hollow your fart (m bison), Tuesday, 18 June 2019 20:52 (three months ago) link

houstons in a real tough spot here

lag∞n, Tuesday, 18 June 2019 20:53 (three months ago) link

and just when a slight sliver of opportunity has opened up in the west

omar little, Tuesday, 18 June 2019 20:55 (three months ago) link

the math it’s not great

Clay, Tuesday, 18 June 2019 20:55 (three months ago) link

how about CP for Blake straight up. same amount of years, similar money and blake/drummond doesnt work

big city slam (Spottie), Tuesday, 18 June 2019 21:06 (three months ago) link

ooh yeah that actually makes sense for houston, too

hollow your fart (m bison), Tuesday, 18 June 2019 21:18 (three months ago) link

paul is cooked blake still has game

lag∞n, Tuesday, 18 June 2019 21:21 (three months ago) link

who can really say... did CP actually ever touch the ball this last season? if so i didnt get to see it.

big city slam (Spottie), Tuesday, 18 June 2019 21:23 (three months ago) link

he's def on the decline but i dont think hes cooked yet

hollow your fart (m bison), Tuesday, 18 June 2019 21:24 (three months ago) link

34 y/o 6ft tall injury prone and unathletic, hes been running on fumes for a while

lag∞n, Tuesday, 18 June 2019 21:26 (three months ago) link

and hes got 3 more huge years on that deal

lag∞n, Tuesday, 18 June 2019 21:28 (three months ago) link

Chris Paul has logged on pic.twitter.com/hmk7C95Y9G

— Devin Grainger (@devlightyear) June 18, 2019

lag∞n, Tuesday, 18 June 2019 21:34 (three months ago) link

kyrie, morey, durant. there is a pattern where a basketball person gets buttered up by bill simmons on his podcast and then their basketball life falls apart.

Cecil replies to your e-mails (Sufjan Grafton), Tuesday, 18 June 2019 21:38 (three months ago) link

A thoroughly exasperated Daryl Morey said Chris Paul and his reps have never asked to trade him and he will be on Rockets next season. Said he and Harden do not have issues with one another and that he has spoken to both often this off-season about free agency evaluations, plans.

— Jonathan Feigen (@Jonathan_Feigen) June 18, 2019

lag∞n, Tuesday, 18 June 2019 21:47 (three months ago) link

interesting

big city slam (Spottie), Tuesday, 18 June 2019 21:51 (three months ago) link

coach nick on how the brow and vogel can work in la with lebron.

big city slam (Spottie), Tuesday, 18 June 2019 22:32 (three months ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZUyEgTCyM88

big city slam (Spottie), Tuesday, 18 June 2019 22:32 (three months ago) link

that 247 sports link is terribly written and explained, so i remain unconvinced they can get another max deal. a lot of it hinges on including a third team who would basically be gifted two or 3 of the remaining lakers which other than kuzma i dont understand who'd want to indulge in this shit

hollow your fart (m bison), Tuesday, 18 June 2019 22:38 (three months ago) link

*other than for acquiring kuzma

hollow your fart (m bison), Tuesday, 18 June 2019 22:38 (three months ago) link

xp if they attach a 2nd rounder to it why not.

big city slam (Spottie), Tuesday, 18 June 2019 22:40 (three months ago) link

and it all still seems like it revolves around Brow not taking the 4 million dollar trade kicker. which uh if he doesnt take that then klutch sports is putting that money in his pocket by some other means...

big city slam (Spottie), Tuesday, 18 June 2019 22:42 (three months ago) link

Y’all seen any Hawks rumors? I heard Kevin Love and the 5th pick for the Hawks’ 10 and 17 pick. Assuming another big contract is involved.

Heez, Tuesday, 18 June 2019 23:12 (three months ago) link

Maybe Bazemore?

Heez, Tuesday, 18 June 2019 23:13 (three months ago) link

i heard they tried to package 8 and 10 for the 3 and the knicks said no lol

hollow your fart (m bison), Tuesday, 18 June 2019 23:20 (three months ago) link

they definitely dont want three first rounders, though

hollow your fart (m bison), Tuesday, 18 June 2019 23:21 (three months ago) link

Yeah I saw that same offer was still out to the Pels for the 4th pick. I think they really into Culver.

Heez, Tuesday, 18 June 2019 23:24 (three months ago) link

i havent seen any hawks stuff im still bummed they didnt zion

big city slam (Spottie), Tuesday, 18 June 2019 23:25 (three months ago) link

welp

Major change in the Al Horford situation:
Per source close to Horford, his side is no longer discussing a new 3-year deal to stay with the Celtics. He is expected to sign a 4-year free agent contract elsewhere...
Story to come.

— Steve Bulpett (@SteveBHoop) June 18, 2019

lag∞n, Tuesday, 18 June 2019 23:26 (three months ago) link

no bluecheck, aint buying it

hollow your fart (m bison), Tuesday, 18 June 2019 23:26 (three months ago) link

hes real

lag∞n, Tuesday, 18 June 2019 23:27 (three months ago) link

oh ok

hollow your fart (m bison), Tuesday, 18 June 2019 23:28 (three months ago) link

wow celtics fans gotta feel shitty, that team is going south fasssst

hollow your fart (m bison), Tuesday, 18 June 2019 23:29 (three months ago) link

man thats wild and huge did kyrie really ruin these guys or what

big city slam (Spottie), Tuesday, 18 June 2019 23:29 (three months ago) link

oh god i just had a terrifying vision of al and kawhi going to the clippers and yiiiikes defensive rating of 12 over there

hollow your fart (m bison), Tuesday, 18 June 2019 23:30 (three months ago) link

they shd do that tbh sounds p good

lag∞n, Tuesday, 18 June 2019 23:31 (three months ago) link

horford is a good fit on any team

big city slam (Spottie), Tuesday, 18 June 2019 23:34 (three months ago) link

i like the clips tho and tbh if kyries not coming back theres no reason to stay in boston he shd be on a contender for the end of his prime

lag∞n, Tuesday, 18 June 2019 23:36 (three months ago) link

prob not too many teams that cld pay him and be a contender too

lag∞n, Tuesday, 18 June 2019 23:36 (three months ago) link

celtics youth movement i guess lol yeeeeeesh *boston accent* what a friggin disastah

lag∞n, Tuesday, 18 June 2019 23:37 (three months ago) link

tho honestly that team really tested my resolve to care abt them

lag∞n, Tuesday, 18 June 2019 23:38 (three months ago) link

maybe the nuggets dont pick up millsaps contract and bring on horf instead?

big city slam (Spottie), Tuesday, 18 June 2019 23:40 (three months ago) link

o wow woj saying they didnt want to pay him

Boston and Al Horford had discussed contract scenarios, but the gulf is too great for sides to believe they can close on a new deal now, league sources tell ESPN. Horford is prepared to enter the free agency to find a three or four year deal elsewhere.

— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) June 18, 2019

lag∞n, Tuesday, 18 June 2019 23:41 (three months ago) link

hof wld be an absolutely great fit in denver

lag∞n, Tuesday, 18 June 2019 23:41 (three months ago) link

There’s no one that deserves a championship by signing the vet minimum with the warriors more than big Al

Heez, Tuesday, 18 June 2019 23:42 (three months ago) link

heez thx for being my friend

big city slam (Spottie), Tuesday, 18 June 2019 23:44 (three months ago) link

lol

lag∞n, Tuesday, 18 June 2019 23:45 (three months ago) link

warriors should sign kobe to the minimum imo

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Tuesday, 18 June 2019 23:48 (three months ago) link

its nuts, the Celtics looked to be set up so well for the long run...they had Kyrie, they had great young players, they had a zillion draft picks...and it all fell apart in less than 3 years

frogbs, Wednesday, 19 June 2019 00:01 (three months ago) link

just shows u how dangerous bad vibes are

lag∞n, Wednesday, 19 June 2019 00:02 (three months ago) link

feel like the only team where this kinda makes sense is milwaukee. eric beldsoe was exposed in the playoffs and CP3 would be a good facilitator for giannis. but yeesh.

Milwaukee's front office is too smart to do this (that contract would absolutely murder them), besides as bad as Bledsoe was, he at least played

hearing rumors that Middleton is gonna re-sign which is nice. the one I'm really wondering about is Brogdon. he'd be a good fit on any team honestly

frogbs, Wednesday, 19 June 2019 00:03 (three months ago) link

lmao i respect it tbh

Wow. Gottlieb says Kyrie Irving walked up to Brad Stevens before a film session and said, “What does the word government mean to you” upon Brad saying “good morning”

This is next level fake woke and weird pic.twitter.com/r5FGC5tj2p

— King Brycen 👑 (@BrycenNFL) June 18, 2019

lag∞n, Wednesday, 19 June 2019 00:10 (three months ago) link

tho honestly that team really tested my resolve to care abt them

― lag∞n, Tuesday, June 18, 2019 7:38 PM (thirty-five minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

next year's team is already testing my resolve lol.

i never understood why al was supposed to just go back to boston. there's too many other teams with better situations that can pay him.

call all destroyer, Wednesday, 19 June 2019 00:18 (three months ago) link

As a Cavs fan, I am greatly enjoying the end of the Kyrie era in Boston.

Mr. Snrub, Wednesday, 19 June 2019 00:22 (three months ago) link

kyrie's bosto tenure is exactly how i wished kawhi's toronto year went lol

hollow your fart (m bison), Wednesday, 19 June 2019 00:52 (three months ago) link

👀

— Giannis Antetokounmpo (@Giannis_An34) June 19, 2019

first reply is good

frogbs, Wednesday, 19 June 2019 00:54 (three months ago) link

i have serious levels of kyrie fatigue dude needs a new schtick

Clay, Wednesday, 19 June 2019 01:06 (three months ago) link

kyrie is good

ciderpress, Wednesday, 19 June 2019 01:08 (three months ago) link

what happens if he terrorizes another team hes gonna end up on the kings

lag∞n, Wednesday, 19 June 2019 01:09 (three months ago) link

I decided the rockets should stretch provision CP and pay him until 2028

big city slam (Spottie), Wednesday, 19 June 2019 02:58 (three months ago) link

Also the lakers kinda have to take a flyer on Melo right?

big city slam (Spottie), Wednesday, 19 June 2019 03:14 (three months ago) link

i just spent like 5 minutes workshopping lamelo ball jokes but couldn't find a good one

call all destroyer, Wednesday, 19 June 2019 03:29 (three months ago) link

id be nary about a big deal for horford, 33 is old for a center and he just got torched by giannis

micah, Wednesday, 19 June 2019 12:42 (three months ago) link

wouldn't be a problem for him if they were teammmates

frogbs, Wednesday, 19 June 2019 13:22 (three months ago) link

surely the bucks would sign kris and malcom first

micah, Wednesday, 19 June 2019 13:36 (three months ago) link

would love to see it but with Giannis almost certainly getting supermaxed & Bledsoe already under contract I wonder how much $$$ they'll really have to spend

frogbs, Wednesday, 19 June 2019 13:37 (three months ago) link

they have enough to keep middleton, brogdon, and maybe brook from what i have seen

call all destroyer, Wednesday, 19 June 2019 13:39 (three months ago) link

Conley to jazz for crowder korver Grayson and some picks

big city slam (Spottie), Wednesday, 19 June 2019 15:56 (three months ago) link

interesting

ciderpress, Wednesday, 19 June 2019 15:59 (three months ago) link

Where are they shipping Rubio?

EZ Snappin, Wednesday, 19 June 2019 16:00 (three months ago) link

solid move

big city slam (Spottie), Wednesday, 19 June 2019 16:01 (three months ago) link

rubio is a FA

big city slam (Spottie), Wednesday, 19 June 2019 16:01 (three months ago) link

bet rubio goes to indiana

hollow your fart (m bison), Wednesday, 19 June 2019 16:01 (three months ago) link

Didn’t realize Rubio was a free agent

EZ Snappin, Wednesday, 19 June 2019 16:02 (three months ago) link

i assume the pick is like a protected first. easy trade for utah.

call all destroyer, Wednesday, 19 June 2019 16:06 (three months ago) link

yeah

big city slam (Spottie), Wednesday, 19 June 2019 16:11 (three months ago) link

draft tomorrow wow

moullet, Wednesday, 19 June 2019 19:35 (three months ago) link

im so excited, i need that drip feed of inside sources and draft-day trades

hollow your fart (m bison), Wednesday, 19 June 2019 19:36 (three months ago) link

#SummerGains in full swing

Buddy Hield is changing positions from shooting guard to linebacker. pic.twitter.com/9uPAFWmfuU

— Brett Huff (@bretthuff22) June 19, 2019

big city slam (Spottie), Wednesday, 19 June 2019 19:39 (three months ago) link

Our big boy is growing up!!
Seems like just yesterday he was embarrassing the kids at the playground.
https://youtu.be/tnSv_zcyeLU

Fetchboy, Wednesday, 19 June 2019 19:40 (three months ago) link

pelicans seem like a lock for #1 league pass darlings next season

big city slam (Spottie), Wednesday, 19 June 2019 19:43 (three months ago) link

just to watch zion? dunno about that

ciderpress, Wednesday, 19 June 2019 19:49 (three months ago) link

Lonzo's fun to watch too when he's actually on the court.

Evans on Hammond (evol j), Wednesday, 19 June 2019 19:56 (three months ago) link

just to watch zion? dunno about that

― ciderpress, Wednesday, June 19, 2019 12:49 PM (nine minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

...have you watched him play?

big city slam (Spottie), Wednesday, 19 June 2019 20:00 (three months ago) link

stuff im looking at:
*im assuming NOLA will trade that #4 pick for a vet star
*i dont think the wiz trade beal to anyone unless they get some sort of crazy offer, but i think wiz will get a lot of calls about him. also them not having a gm/pobo is gonna be weird.
*wanna see what the teams with multiple first rounders do. bos, atl, sa. boston might just want to keep all 3 given all the roster upheaval, but theyll probably try to get a 2-for-1. same for atl.
*okc wants to get rid of their no 21 bc they're trying to shed salary. interesting to see which player they dump in the process.

hollow your fart (m bison), Wednesday, 19 June 2019 20:02 (three months ago) link

im gon watch zion

lag∞n, Wednesday, 19 June 2019 20:07 (three months ago) link

Meatsauce from kfan here in Minneapolis is reporting the Wolves are trying to move up to 4 have no idea how they would do that

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 19 June 2019 20:08 (three months ago) link

Fucking crazy that the Wizards still don’t have a GM

old cloud yells at man (voodoo chili), Wednesday, 19 June 2019 20:14 (three months ago) link

Would it be nuts for New Orleans to hold onto that #4 and draft another dude? Just imagining them being set up with a group of guys approx the same age...

omar little, Wednesday, 19 June 2019 20:16 (three months ago) link

Who’d they take at 4 if they keep it?

omar little, Wednesday, 19 June 2019 20:17 (three months ago) link

most ppl seem to have garland going 4, and yeah i like the youth movement, trade jrue too, then youll be bad next year and get more draft picks

lag∞n, Wednesday, 19 June 2019 20:21 (three months ago) link

thats the problem. if they believe in someone at that spot then yes but if they arent sure then the pick is worth more in a trade before it becomes an actual person

big city slam (Spottie), Wednesday, 19 June 2019 20:21 (three months ago) link

unless u cld get a proven good young player like miles turner i guess

lag∞n, Wednesday, 19 June 2019 20:21 (three months ago) link

looks like jarrett culver. kinda think NO should trade down for a big, though. goga bitadze is a guy who' got size and can shoot the 3. with all the new payers they have, they do have this gaping hole at C. if theyre starting lonzo, jrue, ingram, and zion, they need a C.

hollow your fart (m bison), Wednesday, 19 June 2019 20:23 (three months ago) link

i like teaming up the youngsters with vets and being competitive. jrues contract is good and they could learn a ton from him.

big city slam (Spottie), Wednesday, 19 June 2019 20:24 (three months ago) link

they have two expiring contracts they can use as trade bait at the deadline or to match salaries if they need with soloman hill and etwan moore

big city slam (Spottie), Wednesday, 19 June 2019 20:25 (three months ago) link

wonder if steven adams is on the block

big city slam (Spottie), Wednesday, 19 June 2019 20:26 (three months ago) link

prolly gonna try league pass next year; likely with NBA JAM mode on
http://fortune.com/2019/06/10/we-got-a-preview-of-what-nbas-league-pass-may-look-like-next-season/

In “Player Mode,” viewers will see the scoring probabilities for each player in real time. So, when Golden State Warriors shooters Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson appear on the screen, small graphics pop up with their chances of making those same shots in real time.

The “Coach Mode” supposedly makes viewers feel like a coach, providing on-court Xs-and-Os strategy, such as if an offense running a pick-and-roll to get a good shot would be effective against a box-and-1 defense.

And, “Mascot Mode” is precisely what it is, offering more of a fun and light-hearted broadcast of the game mostly targeting kids. This could include animated comic book-like graphics, including a fire on a basket when a team is on a scorching scoring spree, or a 3D on-screen brick when a team shoots horribly.

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Wednesday, 19 June 2019 20:26 (three months ago) link

wonder if steven adams is on the block

― big city slam (Spottie), Wednesday, June 19, 2019 3:26 PM (sixteen seconds ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Oklahoma City has increased its efforts this afternoon to shed salary along with the No. 21 pick en route to dodging luxury tax, league sources say. Steven Adams, Andre Roberson, Dennis Schroeder all very available at the moment.

— Jake Fischer (@JakeLFischer) June 19, 2019

hollow your fart (m bison), Wednesday, 19 June 2019 20:27 (three months ago) link

hah that's kinda neat, I might have to try it out

frogbs, Wednesday, 19 June 2019 20:28 (three months ago) link

if you haven't clicked through on that fortune story, you should; there are links video samples of the different modes

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Wednesday, 19 June 2019 20:30 (three months ago) link

so i guess the thunder are just punting? adams and schroder were their 3rd/4th best players last season. they are screwed

big city slam (Spottie), Wednesday, 19 June 2019 20:32 (three months ago) link

yeah, i think ownership there is like we'll be ok but we dont wanna pay luxury tax for ok. theyll sell off large contracts to get their fiancial house in order and try to put some bargain contracts around PG13 and RW. p sure if you told that to PG13 last year he doesnt sign a long-term deal with them.

hollow your fart (m bison), Wednesday, 19 June 2019 20:35 (three months ago) link

i watched some of those different viewing things last season. I like the ideas better than the execution so far but i like that they are trying new things. Something like the mascot one geared towards kids is pretty intriguing as i cant get my kids to watch more than a few minutes at a time.

big city slam (Spottie), Wednesday, 19 June 2019 20:36 (three months ago) link

yeah wonder what PG and Russ are thinking. Adams is such a big part of what they do.

big city slam (Spottie), Wednesday, 19 June 2019 20:38 (three months ago) link

as i have stated before i wld like steven adams to be on the celtics

lag∞n, Wednesday, 19 June 2019 20:47 (three months ago) link

boston, NOLA, portland all interesting possible landing spots

hollow your fart (m bison), Wednesday, 19 June 2019 20:54 (three months ago) link

hes only 25 seems like a 15 year vet at this point

big city slam (Spottie), Wednesday, 19 June 2019 20:57 (three months ago) link

yeah that's a guy yiou "want on your team"

ciderpress, Wednesday, 19 June 2019 20:57 (three months ago) link

still think he can average like 15 rebounds a game away from russ

big city slam (Spottie), Wednesday, 19 June 2019 21:00 (three months ago) link

cld score more too just off getting dunks in the pnr

lag∞n, Wednesday, 19 June 2019 21:05 (three months ago) link

dame/adams p-n-r would be p rowdy

hollow your fart (m bison), Wednesday, 19 June 2019 21:06 (three months ago) link

not sure he fits w/ nurk but also not sure nurk is playing this year. all pdx has to give up is a buncha awful expiring deals which no one cares about that anymore

Clay, Wednesday, 19 June 2019 21:10 (three months ago) link

aw yeah forgot about nurk

hollow your fart (m bison), Wednesday, 19 June 2019 21:25 (three months ago) link

Problem with Adams is he’s overpaid, 22nd highest salary in the league next year as of right now. Obviously he’ll fall in those rankings after free agency but honestly he shouldn’t be in the top 50 probably

Evans on Hammond (evol j), Thursday, 20 June 2019 02:10 (three months ago) link

i dunno he's pretty good

ciderpress, Thursday, 20 June 2019 02:13 (three months ago) link

i'd be wary if the thunder are really open to moving him. he already seems like someone who is going to have a short career.

call all destroyer, Thursday, 20 June 2019 02:24 (three months ago) link

why? he's been v v healthy (he's only missed 25 games in SIX YEARS) and he's only 25! he's a stout defender who inhales rebounds (his numbers are artificially low since he's deferring so many to russ) and is a crazy efficient scorer. that contract is def rich, but it's only two years left on it then you've got his bird rights at age 27. celtics were gonna pay more than that for al horford who is similarly productive and is 33.

hollow your fart (m bison), Thursday, 20 June 2019 02:32 (three months ago) link

yeah

lag∞n, Thursday, 20 June 2019 02:57 (three months ago) link

thunder r just trying to get under the cap

lag∞n, Thursday, 20 June 2019 02:57 (three months ago) link

I think Horford is way way better than Adams but point taken about their ages

Evans on Hammond (evol j), Thursday, 20 June 2019 03:05 (three months ago) link

yeah

lag∞n, Thursday, 20 June 2019 03:05 (three months ago) link

i think adams will be better over their respective next contracts

ciderpress, Thursday, 20 June 2019 03:06 (three months ago) link

possible

lag∞n, Thursday, 20 June 2019 03:06 (three months ago) link

or the rest of his contract vs horford's next i mean

ciderpress, Thursday, 20 June 2019 03:07 (three months ago) link

yeah, thats what i was getting at. horf is a more versatile defender, but will he be at age 36 or 37?

hollow your fart (m bison), Thursday, 20 June 2019 03:31 (three months ago) link

The lakers just keep delivering the goods

The Lakers reportedly didn’t fully understand the cap ramifications of the Anthony Davis trade until after their initial talks with the Pelicans. https://t.co/4Kiykq1yrL pic.twitter.com/IZaEDatnLN

— Silver Screen & Roll (@LakersSBN) June 20, 2019

big city slam (Spottie), Thursday, 20 June 2019 03:43 (three months ago) link

Also I’m just posting any and all juice don’t even care who’s reporting it this point

Brooklyn might have doubts about signing Kyrie Irving if he isn't bringing KD with him, per @NYPost_Lewis pic.twitter.com/NWzQfZbdeZ

— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) June 20, 2019

big city slam (Spottie), Thursday, 20 June 2019 03:44 (three months ago) link

i just have a feeling about adams. he makes me nervous.

call all destroyer, Thursday, 20 June 2019 03:48 (three months ago) link

and xp it was extremely obvious that the lakers didn't understand the cap when they agreed to the reported version of the davis trade. rob pelinka is an idiot.

call all destroyer, Thursday, 20 June 2019 03:51 (three months ago) link

How has he kept his job idgi

big city slam (Spottie), Thursday, 20 June 2019 03:57 (three months ago) link

amazing there are like 50 million amateur cap experts online and yet the gm of the nbas most famous franchise has no idea

lag∞n, Thursday, 20 June 2019 03:58 (three months ago) link

Seriously just drop like 10k for one of those twitter nerds to consult with you for a few weeks lol

big city slam (Spottie), Thursday, 20 June 2019 04:01 (three months ago) link

i forget what pod i was listening to but it was saying that the lakers have cap experts on staff and pelinka probably just never checked with them.

call all destroyer, Thursday, 20 June 2019 10:37 (three months ago) link

as y'all were discussing above, really interested to see what NOP does with the #4. I think this draft is a crapshoot after Zion and maybe Morant so I'd rather have just about any really good established player assuming he doesn't cost a ton. I really don't understand why everyone is suddenly excited about this Darius Garland kid. maybe he'll be great but he played like four games in college and he was the #16 recruit in his class coming out of high school:

http://www.espn.com/college-sports/basketball/recruiting/playerrankings/_/class/2018/order/true

I've heard people point out that Kyrie only played a handful of college games too, but he was a much more highly touted recruit. not sure what I'm missing here, I guess he crushed the combine or something.

Evans on Hammond (evol j), Thursday, 20 June 2019 12:50 (three months ago) link

haha this shit doesn't surprise me in the least! Palinka is a disaster

(•̪●) (carne asada), Thursday, 20 June 2019 13:04 (three months ago) link

garland was a five-star recruit, number 2 PG in his class (behind Tre Jones). Kyrie was the #1 overall player, but still, Garland was a hugely hyped recruit.

old cloud yells at man (voodoo chili), Thursday, 20 June 2019 14:47 (three months ago) link

my point was that he was #16 in his class, played 4-5 games of competitive basketball, and now he seems to be trending towards being the consensus #4. like, Coby White made a similar leap, but at least he balled out for an entire season.

Evans on Hammond (evol j), Thursday, 20 June 2019 14:51 (three months ago) link

it's a combination of a weak-ish class past #3 and lots of teams needing PG help. i'd take white over him personally, but i'm not an nba scout.

old cloud yells at man (voodoo chili), Thursday, 20 June 2019 14:52 (three months ago) link

whether youre the 3 or 15 rated guy on rivals isnt that relevant to the nba really, nbas gonna make its own judgements

lag∞n, Thursday, 20 June 2019 15:00 (three months ago) link

i dont understand what the celtics are up to

Boston has offered center Aron Baynes -- $5.4M expiring contract -- into salary cap space elsewhere, league sources tell ESPN. Without Kyrie Irving and Al Horford on the books, moving Baynes without taking back salary could get the Celtics to $23M in space.

— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) June 20, 2019

lag∞n, Thursday, 20 June 2019 15:08 (three months ago) link

flailing perhaps

lag∞n, Thursday, 20 June 2019 15:08 (three months ago) link

im reading twitter replies to boston sports writers to lean all the best information now

lag∞n, Thursday, 20 June 2019 15:15 (three months ago) link

There must be somebody in play for something near that salary they could trade a few picks for. Maybe Steven Adams?

EZ Snappin, Thursday, 20 June 2019 15:15 (three months ago) link

woj thinks there will be trades

lag∞n, Thursday, 20 June 2019 15:16 (three months ago) link

horf for capela is rumored

lag∞n, Thursday, 20 June 2019 15:17 (three months ago) link

celtics want the 4 pick, im learning alot

lag∞n, Thursday, 20 June 2019 15:17 (three months ago) link

woj would think that

xxp

old cloud yells at man (voodoo chili), Thursday, 20 June 2019 15:17 (three months ago) link

woj knows that trades are good

lag∞n, Thursday, 20 June 2019 15:17 (three months ago) link

trade man likes trades

old cloud yells at man (voodoo chili), Thursday, 20 June 2019 15:18 (three months ago) link

https://i.imgur.com/R83bGK5.png

lag∞n, Thursday, 20 June 2019 15:18 (three months ago) link

i support taking steven adams into space, he is an excellent astronaut

lag∞n, Thursday, 20 June 2019 15:20 (three months ago) link

ppl r talking abt vucevic too which no thanks!

lag∞n, Thursday, 20 June 2019 15:21 (three months ago) link

#Celtics have picks 14/20/22 in first-round of tonight's #NBADraft,@GwashburnGlobe reports Boston's trying to trade up to take Vanderbilt PG Darius Garland (compared to #Blazers' Damian Lillard).

C's also targeting "major draft night deal" for #NBA vet. https://t.co/NPQ65uGziv

— Adam Kaufman (@AdamMKaufman) June 20, 2019

major draft night deal!

lag∞n, Thursday, 20 June 2019 15:22 (three months ago) link

huh I don't like this but who knows

New Orleans boss David Griffin trying to get another first-rounder and also a player on a good contract for the No. 4 pick. Told there have been discussions between Pels No. 4 pick and Minnesota involving No. 11 and Robert Covington.

— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanHoops) June 20, 2019

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 20 June 2019 15:25 (three months ago) link

kinda weirds the wolves timeline but from a talent perspective cld be good i guess, i am anti-cov tho

lag∞n, Thursday, 20 June 2019 15:27 (three months ago) link

pretty cool to have no idea what danny is up to for the first time in a while

ciderpress, Thursday, 20 June 2019 15:27 (three months ago) link

the intrigue is back

ciderpress, Thursday, 20 June 2019 15:28 (three months ago) link

ppl talking about "DeAngelo Russell" to the celtics idk, adding him and adams wld make them a solid playoff team i suppose

lag∞n, Thursday, 20 June 2019 15:28 (three months ago) link

s&t kyrie for dangelo and put adams into outer space

lag∞n, Thursday, 20 June 2019 15:29 (three months ago) link

is that due to celtics interest though or just 'if kyrie goes to bkn he'll be displaced'

ciderpress, Thursday, 20 June 2019 15:29 (three months ago) link

he doesn't strike me as a danny guy

ciderpress, Thursday, 20 June 2019 15:30 (three months ago) link

like i said im reading twitter comments

lag∞n, Thursday, 20 June 2019 15:30 (three months ago) link

i dont like russell too much but in todays nba u pretty much "need a guy like that"

lag∞n, Thursday, 20 June 2019 15:31 (three months ago) link

DUN DUN DUN

WHY IS HE HERE pic.twitter.com/tyZy8DMf6A

— maggaggie (@88mugsy88) June 20, 2019

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 20 June 2019 15:32 (three months ago) link

losing horf and kyrie those are their two best playmakers after that theres like what hayward and smart eesh

lag∞n, Thursday, 20 June 2019 15:32 (three months ago) link

p

lag∞n, Thursday, 20 June 2019 15:32 (three months ago) link

i tried to post "lol xp" and somehow just posted "p" seems like a bad case of draft mania

lag∞n, Thursday, 20 June 2019 15:34 (three months ago) link

they could check out "ricky rubio"

ciderpress, Thursday, 20 June 2019 15:35 (three months ago) link

naww, u need to be able to get buckets baby! thats life in 2019

lag∞n, Thursday, 20 June 2019 15:35 (three months ago) link

if they added adams and rubio they wld prob be the best defensive team in the league tho, and a pretty bad offensive one

lag∞n, Thursday, 20 June 2019 15:36 (three months ago) link

you need to be able to get buckets, defend, shoot threes, and "be tall"

xp

old cloud yells at man (voodoo chili), Thursday, 20 June 2019 15:36 (three months ago) link

what if not getting buckets has become a 'market inefficiency'

ciderpress, Thursday, 20 June 2019 15:37 (three months ago) link

ah some moneyball type shit

lag∞n, Thursday, 20 June 2019 15:37 (three months ago) link

not sure tbh if rubio is the defender he once was tho xp self

lag∞n, Thursday, 20 June 2019 15:38 (three months ago) link

it's the next step in the rockets' master plan, trade harden and get beverly back

old cloud yells at man (voodoo chili), Thursday, 20 June 2019 15:38 (three months ago) link

celtics shd trade horf for harden

lag∞n, Thursday, 20 June 2019 15:39 (three months ago) link

i wld welcome the weird guy with open arms, try to understand him, have brad teach him a leadership skills seminar for life goals success wins

lag∞n, Thursday, 20 June 2019 15:40 (three months ago) link

i wonder how much of the kyrie shittiness cldve been avoided if they just let him do his thing and didnt push that bschool ted talk bs on him

lag∞n, Thursday, 20 June 2019 15:41 (three months ago) link

mb kyrie needs and old school coach where they can yell at each other then be friends ten minutes later

lag∞n, Thursday, 20 June 2019 15:43 (three months ago) link

hes all "kyrie go out there and get buckets" and kyrie is like "yeah good idea coach"

lag∞n, Thursday, 20 June 2019 15:43 (three months ago) link

sounds better tbh

lag∞n, Thursday, 20 June 2019 15:43 (three months ago) link

psh thats pop but dejounte's got his spot

hollow your fart (m bison), Thursday, 20 June 2019 15:44 (three months ago) link

ppl need to be more like pop less like pete buttigieg

lag∞n, Thursday, 20 June 2019 15:45 (three months ago) link

is taht a brad stevens shot

hollow your fart (m bison), Thursday, 20 June 2019 15:48 (three months ago) link

uh yeah obvs

lag∞n, Thursday, 20 June 2019 15:52 (three months ago) link

but also a complaint abt culture in general

lag∞n, Thursday, 20 June 2019 15:52 (three months ago) link

i mean pop is prob intolerable too dont get me wrong, but at least hes not on some bs good boy shit

lag∞n, Thursday, 20 June 2019 15:56 (three months ago) link

its tough being genx, louche overbearing boomers on one side and disingenuous millennials on the other and to top it all off youve got a bad case of draft fever and no health insurance!

lag∞n, Thursday, 20 June 2019 15:58 (three months ago) link

i hate every single idea that's been floated on twitter for the celtics

call all destroyer, Thursday, 20 June 2019 15:59 (three months ago) link

lol theyre in a tough spot

lag∞n, Thursday, 20 June 2019 16:00 (three months ago) link

lakers will run out there with a 4 guy roster but the celtics are a mess too so things are not all bad

(•̪●) (carne asada), Thursday, 20 June 2019 16:03 (three months ago) link

they shoiuld just throw some darts

if kawhi leaves to the west then theres still an ECF slot available

ciderpress, Thursday, 20 June 2019 16:04 (three months ago) link

lakers really need to nail this next move or theyre fucked

https://i.imgur.com/hQeG4aA.png

lag∞n, Thursday, 20 June 2019 16:06 (three months ago) link

i dont even hate the lakers anymore actually i love them

lag∞n, Thursday, 20 June 2019 16:06 (three months ago) link

lol look at that tiny suit

lag∞n, Thursday, 20 June 2019 16:06 (three months ago) link

tfw you're fucked with 2 top 10 polayers on your roster

ciderpress, Thursday, 20 June 2019 16:06 (three months ago) link

lol they will be fucked but possibly entertaining

(•̪●) (carne asada), Thursday, 20 June 2019 16:07 (three months ago) link

i always had the normal hate a laker fan would have for the celtics but being around this board where historically you guys have slobbered all over the celtics definitly hasn't help

(•̪●) (carne asada), Thursday, 20 June 2019 16:10 (three months ago) link

i wld never slobber on the celtics thats disrespectful to bill russell and larry bird

lag∞n, Thursday, 20 June 2019 16:11 (three months ago) link

cmon i reserve my ironic overenthusiasm for the nuggets

ciderpress, Thursday, 20 June 2019 16:15 (three months ago) link

An ESPN employee recorded Woj's conversation with someone from the Minnesota Timberwolves (Woj thought the stream was muted when it wasn't). pic.twitter.com/aC7j9k6NkO

— The Render (@TheRenderMedia) June 18, 2019

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 20 June 2019 16:53 (three months ago) link

what a shitty thing to do

call all destroyer, Thursday, 20 June 2019 16:55 (three months ago) link

yeah also seems fairly career suicidal to play one of ESPNs most high profile reporters like that

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 20 June 2019 17:01 (three months ago) link

the biggest scandal is woj is a fuckin cornball with a beto sticker on his laptop

hollow your fart (m bison), Thursday, 20 June 2019 17:08 (three months ago) link

why the hell would someone do that, that is absolutely nuts

omar little, Thursday, 20 June 2019 17:08 (three months ago) link

enjoying the draft day episode of this new Mike Judge show, Lakers Front Office

Cecil replies to your e-mails (Sufjan Grafton), Thursday, 20 June 2019 17:20 (three months ago) link

I don't understand the Woj thing. Other than invading the privacy of the conversation, what came out of it?

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Thursday, 20 June 2019 17:26 (three months ago) link

mb he thought the sound was off

lag∞n, Thursday, 20 June 2019 17:28 (three months ago) link

Rob: Looks like you've been missing a lot of work lately.
Magic: Well, I wouldn't exactly say I've been missing it, Rob.

omar little, Thursday, 20 June 2019 17:28 (three months ago) link

xxp d'angelo should write about it in the players' tribune and get dude fired

Cecil replies to your e-mails (Sufjan Grafton), Thursday, 20 June 2019 17:29 (three months ago) link

kendrick perkins is fun on the jump rn

hollow your fart (m bison), Thursday, 20 June 2019 20:21 (three months ago) link

i hate him cos he hates steph and i have fan duties
https://thumbs.gfycat.com/AnguishedDisgustingKentrosaurus-max-1mb.gif

big city slam (Spottie), Thursday, 20 June 2019 20:23 (three months ago) link

lol this is some A+ trolling

😱

— Giannis Antetokounmpo (@Giannis_An34) June 20, 2019

🧩

— Giannis Antetokounmpo (@Giannis_An34) June 19, 2019

👀

— Giannis Antetokounmpo (@Giannis_An34) June 19, 2019

frogbs, Thursday, 20 June 2019 20:26 (three months ago) link

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D9iLQM7WkAARxFX.jpg

big city slam (Spottie), Thursday, 20 June 2019 21:12 (three months ago) link

what time does this start im gonna be on a train i think

ciderpress, Thursday, 20 June 2019 21:16 (three months ago) link

i guess woj will just tweet all the picks 30 seconds before they happen anyway

ciderpress, Thursday, 20 June 2019 21:16 (three months ago) link

bol bol already a legend

hollow your fart (m bison), Thursday, 20 June 2019 21:20 (three months ago) link

tj warren to pacers

ciderpress, Thursday, 20 June 2019 21:28 (three months ago) link

wait the suns gave up a pick to get rid of him???????????????

warrens contract was so good wtf are they doing he's worth a pick coming back AT LEAST.

big city slam (Spottie), Thursday, 20 June 2019 21:33 (three months ago) link

give up a pick to shed a 20ppg scorer in his prime on a very team friendly contract ????? im baffled

big city slam (Spottie), Thursday, 20 June 2019 21:35 (three months ago) link

turned on woj tweet notifications as is my annual duty on this day of days

Clay, Thursday, 20 June 2019 21:37 (three months ago) link

yeah i think phx is gonna make a run at DLo or something idk, that move is baffling

hollow your fart (m bison), Thursday, 20 June 2019 21:38 (three months ago) link

The Suns are not a free-agent destination but had to attach No. 32 to TJ Warren so Indiana would take a very productive Warren from them? Is Phoenix about to surprise us with all that cap space?

— Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) June 20, 2019

big city slam (Spottie), Thursday, 20 June 2019 21:38 (three months ago) link