nba off season 2024 bud 2 suns etc

Message Bookmarked
Bookmark Removed

theres always next year

lag∞n, Wednesday, 17 April 2024 16:30 (two months ago) link

Glad this is search proof so my terrible Sixers takes can't be found.

il lavoro mi rovina la giornata (PBKR), Wednesday, 17 April 2024 16:47 (two months ago) link

license to post wild takes granted

lag∞n, Wednesday, 17 April 2024 16:48 (two months ago) link

feeling mildly excited about the spurs draft opportunities this summer. nobody really screams all star at this point, but there are a lot of really good guard prospects.

polyamerie "it's more than this 1 thing" (m bison), Wednesday, 17 April 2024 16:50 (two months ago) link

yeah you know theres some good players in there just gotta hit, which the spurs have historically been good at

lag∞n, Wednesday, 17 April 2024 16:53 (two months ago) link

They should try drafting a french guy... seems to work well for them

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Wednesday, 17 April 2024 16:56 (two months ago) link

they did really well finding gems like derrick white and dejounte murray at the end of the first round when they were still a competitive organization. their guard selections since then have been much spottier. branham continues to baffle me as he made basically no growth from one year to the next as an inefficient shooter with no other discernible skills. wesley still can’t shoot although he at least looks like a serviceable defensive point guard. and then there’s primo.

vassell is definitely their 2 guard moving forward and tre jones is at least a good backup, so it hasn’t been all bad news.

they need hoisters badly tho, hoping one of the kentucky guards will be available.

polyamerie "it's more than this 1 thing" (m bison), Wednesday, 17 April 2024 16:57 (two months ago) link

Per league statement: The league’s investigation found that prior to the Raptors’ March 20 game, Porter disclosed confidential information about his own health status to an individual he knew to be an NBA bettor.  Another individual with whom Porter associated and knew to be an… https://t.co/6oKyi0Fhty

— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) April 17, 2024

already posted elsewhere but for posterity’s sake: lifetime ban for jontay porter

brony james (k3vin k.), Wednesday, 17 April 2024 17:00 (two months ago) link

yeah the drafting hasnt been up to spurs standards over that period, they did get wemby lol, tho one or two of those guys develop well and its looking a lot better xp

lag∞n, Wednesday, 17 April 2024 17:05 (two months ago) link

will cherish the many memories i have of jontay porter. farewell sweet prince

the defenestration of prog (voodoo chili), Wednesday, 17 April 2024 17:09 (two months ago) link

At first I was like "whoa, Otto Porter has a gambling problem?" and then I was like "siri, who is Jontay Parker?" end of an era

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Wednesday, 17 April 2024 17:11 (two months ago) link

pretty lucky for the league that this story is dropping right as the playoffs are starting and not like in October

frogbs, Wednesday, 17 April 2024 17:19 (two months ago) link

will at least be a good example for future players that the league is looking out for this sort of thing and has computers

lag∞n, Wednesday, 17 April 2024 17:28 (two months ago) link

welcome to the ‘eason

Clay, Wednesday, 17 April 2024 17:33 (two months ago) link

eason down the road

lag∞n, Wednesday, 17 April 2024 17:33 (two months ago) link

yeah the drafting hasnt been up to spurs standards over that period, they did get wemby lol, tho one or two of those guys develop well and its looking a lot better xp


i feel like vassell is already _there_ as a shooter/scorer/secondary+tertiary playmaker. sochan is my big question mark. he’s a versatile defender and improved his once abysmal jumper/ft form but i’m not yet convinced he’ll ever be an offensive plus. i wonder how attached to keldon johnson they’ll be. heart and soul guy who closed games but he’s getting paid like a starter despite being the 6th man.

anyway they have a lot of needs but they finished the last 11 games 7-4 which bodes well for their growth.

polyamerie "it's more than this 1 thing" (m bison), Wednesday, 17 April 2024 18:10 (two months ago) link

yeah vassell they hit but besides that its looking pretty rough, 3 lottery picks bunch of others and one guy to show for it, tho obvs theres still time for the others to get there

lag∞n, Wednesday, 17 April 2024 18:18 (two months ago) link

pretty lucky for the league that this story is dropping right as the playoffs are starting and not like in October

― frogbs, Wednesday, April 17, 2024 10:19 AM (one hour ago) bookmarkflaglink

REALLY lucky it was an nba nobody and not some hall of famer vet or something in between, get to drop the hammer on a scrub

I Chet the Holmgren (Spottie), Wednesday, 17 April 2024 18:45 (two months ago) link

a good player's little brother

symsymsym, Wednesday, 17 April 2024 18:59 (two months ago) link

Thanasis better not mess around

symsymsym, Wednesday, 17 April 2024 18:59 (two months ago) link

thanasis seems like an MLM guy for sure

brony james (k3vin k.), Wednesday, 17 April 2024 19:03 (two months ago) link

I’m sorry if you changed your bet based on jontay porter. Such valuable info

Heez, Wednesday, 17 April 2024 19:59 (two months ago) link

Hawks have 2 first rounders to help turn things around before years of handing their picks to the spurs. Kind of the the Duke wite would be a good fit

Heez, Wednesday, 17 April 2024 20:02 (two months ago) link

it was a player prop

an NBA bettor subsequently placed an $80,000 parlay proposition bet with an online sports book, to win $1.1 million, wagering that Porter would underperform in the March 20 game

lag∞n, Wednesday, 17 April 2024 20:02 (two months ago) link

then porter tapped out early in the game with a flare up of an existing injury

lag∞n, Wednesday, 17 April 2024 20:08 (two months ago) link

spurs should draft alex sarr and go full team frahnce

the defenestration of prog (voodoo chili), Wednesday, 17 April 2024 20:26 (two months ago) link

Ah thanks goon. Don’t really see the gambling thing going well but what do I know

Heez, Wednesday, 17 April 2024 20:32 (two months ago) link

the vibes are vile but im sure the nba will make tons of money off it, which is nice for them

lag∞n, Wednesday, 17 April 2024 21:01 (two months ago) link

big games tonight for who will not play the celtics and who will maybe play the celtics

lag∞n, Wednesday, 17 April 2024 22:55 (two months ago) link

rooting for 76ers to not play the celtics

lag∞n, Wednesday, 17 April 2024 23:03 (two months ago) link

i really don’t think the heat will win tonight but sticking boston w/ philly is prob the most damaging thing they can do in these playoffs

slob wizard (J0rdan S.), Wednesday, 17 April 2024 23:07 (two months ago) link

the one bright side i guess to playing philly now is getting embiid so soon off injury

lag∞n, Wednesday, 17 April 2024 23:10 (two months ago) link

This game talk is for the INS, not for those of us already languishing in the OFFS EASON.

more difficult than I look (Aimless), Wednesday, 17 April 2024 23:13 (two months ago) link

oops my bad

lag∞n, Wednesday, 17 April 2024 23:16 (two months ago) link

cracking up at lagoon making two imperceptible thread titles and then being the first one to screw it up

slob wizard (J0rdan S.), Thursday, 18 April 2024 00:06 (two months ago) link

hoisted with my own petard

lag∞n, Thursday, 18 April 2024 00:07 (two months ago) link

it’s driving me nuts lol they’re right next to each other on bookmarks too and are indistinguishable on quick glance

brony james (k3vin k.), Thursday, 18 April 2024 00:34 (two months ago) link

heh

lag∞n, Thursday, 18 April 2024 00:37 (two months ago) link

it's the eason for the season

Clay, Thursday, 18 April 2024 00:54 (two months ago) link

spurs should draft alex sarr and go full team frahnce

― the defenestration of prog (voodoo chili), Wednesday, April 17, 2024 3:26 PM (four hours ago) bookmarkflaglink

they could def go for paris texas status, they already have wemby and sidy cissoko (played mostly g league, but should probably get more time in the big club this year). theres not only sarr but risacher and tidjane salaun likely going in the lottery. i think risacher would be a great fit if he's as good a shooter as he seems, sarr im less convinced would work as a non-floor spreading big next to wemby.

polyamerie "it's more than this 1 thing" (m bison), Thursday, 18 April 2024 01:08 (two months ago) link

wim wenders player intro hype video

lag∞n, Thursday, 18 April 2024 01:11 (two months ago) link

Spurs would have the no. 1 pick with the "Gold Plan":

Thanks for continuing to champion the Gold Plan!

Here's the NBA version, with the Spurs running away with a second straight #1 pick by playing hard down the stretch.

We'll ask again, how's that not better?#PorVida pic.twitter.com/HpmvkmO69L

— Chuck (@ChuckSportsApp) April 15, 2024

symsymsym, Thursday, 18 April 2024 01:59 (two months ago) link

im sorry i will never support anything with this obamacare exchange ass sounding name

polyamerie "it's more than this 1 thing" (m bison), Thursday, 18 April 2024 02:02 (two months ago) link

lol it was invented by a guy named Gold!

symsymsym, Thursday, 18 April 2024 02:02 (two months ago) link

which is kind of Obamacare-esque really

symsymsym, Thursday, 18 April 2024 02:03 (two months ago) link

ha

lag∞n, Thursday, 18 April 2024 02:04 (two months ago) link

what a coincidence that the guy who made obamacare was named obama

the defenestration of prog (voodoo chili), Thursday, 18 April 2024 02:29 (two months ago) link

I didn't realize that Jontay Porter is Michael Porter Jr.'s brother, or that his other bro Coban was about to do eight years in prison for drunk driving/killing a lady.

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Friday, 19 April 2024 22:08 (two months ago) link

damn rough times for the porter family

lag∞n, Friday, 19 April 2024 22:26 (two months ago) link

in this clip you can’t see woj blinking out the morse code for D-O-N-O-V-A-N-M-I-T-C-H-E-L-L with his eyes

Adrian Wojnarowski says that the Miami Heat are well-positioned to potentially acquire a star who aligns with Bam Adebayo's age timeline

(h/t @ohnohedidnt24 )

pic.twitter.com/xrJGy6HYF6

— NBACentral (@TheDunkCentral) April 19, 2024

slob wizard (J0rdan S.), Saturday, 20 April 2024 00:16 (two months ago) link

hello sir i require touching

ciderpress, Tuesday, 9 July 2024 03:41 (five days ago) link

i tend to think that the CBA negotiations are very reactive to what's happening in the moment at the time when the CBA is being negotiated. a big problem with that is the sides try to solve for what's happening in the moment by building on the prior CBA in increasingly esoteric ways, which leads to a lot of painting into corners and unintended consequences. from a logical standpoint, they should really consider doing a teardown and build from scratch, but there's no *obvious* benefit to it and it would be actual work, which no one wants as long as the money is flowing.

― call all destroyer, Monday, July 8, 2024 7:23 PM (one hour ago) bookmarkflaglink

CAD, I hear you, but he’s the nominee and he’s not going anywhere, and he’s going to win

brony james (k3vin k.), Tuesday, 9 July 2024 04:19 (five days ago) link

it’s true that the current CBA is aimed more at balmer and lacob than it is lebron — that’s largely bcuz free agency was so thoroughly murdered that the owners had no one else left to destroy but each other. i would argue that there is a throughline though, which is that the majority of owners (those in smaller markets) are fearful of being left behind & thus have constructed a league with a remarkably dense, byzantine basic rule structure that is essentially inscrutable to even hardcore fans of the league

slob wizard (J0rdan S.), Tuesday, 9 July 2024 05:16 (five days ago) link

as i said earlier the framing of it as a labor fight b/w owners vs players isn’t right, because the players are having it their way too. i’m making a larger & more existential point about how the the CBA in the NBA is now discussed, dissected, analyzed and explained as much as any team or player these days. that is not true for other sports. and the tipping point of it — along w/ moneyball culture in sports more generally — was the owners reaction to the heatles

slob wizard (J0rdan S.), Tuesday, 9 July 2024 05:21 (five days ago) link

if the 6 team trade so that 3 “unrestricted” free agents could move teams is a preview of where the next 4-5 offseasons are headed the sport is gonna start getting to territories of arcane stupidity that it will have to massively recorrect

slob wizard (J0rdan S.), Tuesday, 9 July 2024 05:27 (five days ago) link

for reasons jordan has, as ever as my most cherished poster on this board, laid out — or at least as those facts point to some inevitable collusion — none of this is realty a labor issue any more in the most classically legible sense. this is all just a video game now. I’m glad, honestly, that for whatever inconvenience some player and their family might suffer, uktimately we’re talking about the quid-ags of multi-multimillionaires. that’s great for the consumer in this narrow respect: I don’t need to worry that my entertainment is morally compromised by some sense of duty to the worker. so now I can just say: this new paradigm sucks!! for me

brony james (k3vin k.), Tuesday, 9 July 2024 06:53 (five days ago) link

k3v otm

Lavator Shemmelpennick, Tuesday, 9 July 2024 10:26 (five days ago) link

if the 6 team trade so that 3 “unrestricted” free agents could move teams is a preview of where the next 4-5 offseasons are headed the sport is gonna start getting to territories of arcane stupidity that it will have to massively recorrect

― slob wizard (J0rdan S.), Tuesday, July 9, 2024 1:27 AM (five hours ago) bookmarkflaglink

Had the 6 team trade not occurred before the deadline those players would have become unrestricted (no quotes) free agents and would have moved as none of their former teams actually wanted them any longer, at least not at the price their new teams were willing to pay. That the former teams were able to obtain a minor asset or two is a form of market efficiency that I do not think is going to go away regardless of how they change the CBA. These deals also give the former teams a fig leaf to say, "at least we got something for the guy that was going to walk", which is a minor help in PR or lying to themselves.

il lavoro mi rovina la giornata (PBKR), Tuesday, 9 July 2024 11:19 (five days ago) link

yeah, i understand all that. i’m saying that it’s extremely stupid and unnecessary

slob wizard (J0rdan S.), Tuesday, 9 July 2024 13:34 (five days ago) link

but also — that whole trade was generated because the mavs couldn’t actually just sign klay if he became an unrestricted FA. klay was never going to become a free agent bcuz there were only like 3 teams with cap space this summer (philly, orlando, detroit) and none of those teams were apparently a fit for him. that is the problem. this was not 6 teams getting together to back scratch each other with assets regarding moves that were going to happen regardless. it was all contingent on those teams banding together to maneuver around the CBA. again, no other sport necessitates trades like this, or for these reasons. it is not normal

slob wizard (J0rdan S.), Tuesday, 9 July 2024 13:43 (five days ago) link

perhaps the hardaway trade cleared the space and klay could’ve just signed w/ them, i honestly forget now. but the very nature of this conversation is precisely my point about how ridiculous the act of following player movement, and thus the NBA, has become!

slob wizard (J0rdan S.), Tuesday, 9 July 2024 13:46 (five days ago) link

lebron and bosh to the heat were sign and trades, technically speaking btw. the asset back scratching is what it is. but if you can’t see how we’ve gotten to an extremely perverted version of that scenario — two guys choose as FAs to go to another team, the losing team gets tossed a couple of picks — then idk what to tell you

slob wizard (J0rdan S.), Tuesday, 9 July 2024 13:50 (five days ago) link

wait no the mavs still needed to dump josh green’s salary even after the hardaway deal. would anyone on this board pass a test regarding this trade

slob wizard (J0rdan S.), Tuesday, 9 July 2024 13:54 (five days ago) link

Gotcha. Getting rid of salary matching in trades and just requiring cap compliance before and after would probably go a long way to solving those issues.

I guess it doesn't bother me. I hate hearing how analytics are ruining the game. Let the nerds nerd.

il lavoro mi rovina la giornata (PBKR), Tuesday, 9 July 2024 14:01 (five days ago) link

funny thing about writing a bunch of new rules to undermine ballmer is his team wasnt good it was already impossible to just spend yr way to a ring, tho obvs it was an advantage, i think the other billionaires are just mad that theres a much richer guy around

lag∞n, Tuesday, 9 July 2024 14:56 (five days ago) link

in the warriors case they had a great team then spent a ton to keep it rolling which seems not that offensive

lag∞n, Tuesday, 9 July 2024 14:58 (five days ago) link

and if there isn't a one year cap spike the warriors possibly don't win another title in that time span, maybe win 1 etc but the perception of them as a team that spent its way to a dynasty probably doesn't exist

slob wizard (J0rdan S.), Tuesday, 9 July 2024 15:39 (five days ago) link

the arena situation would've meant they were flush w/ cash regardless so they're prob still spending more than most teams, maybe as much as they ended up spending. but to your point they were also selling off parts of the team in order to finance keeping together a legendary roster, as w/ most of the owners now lacob is barely in the same stratosphere of wealth as ballmer

slob wizard (J0rdan S.), Tuesday, 9 July 2024 15:42 (five days ago) link

as windy loves to point out ballmer has single day fluctuations in his wealth due to moves in microsoft stock thatre bigger than many owners net worth

lag∞n, Tuesday, 9 July 2024 15:45 (five days ago) link

jalen giving up like actual big money here is pretty insane

To be clear:
If Brunson stays healthy and good, he is giving up $37m, not $113m.
Still a huge and unprecedented decision.
And the ability to earn another big deal is never guaranteed.
But, $113m is misleading (tho technically accurate) https://t.co/dUFzT9ukyF

— Alex Rikleen (@Rikleen) July 12, 2024

I Chet the Holmgren (Spottie), Friday, 12 July 2024 22:16 (two days ago) link

can’t put a price on friendship

the defenestration of prog (voodoo chili), Friday, 12 July 2024 22:47 (two days ago) link

tbf, the knicks trumpeted the fact that acquiring brunson was their top priority, they immediately made him the primary ball handler and first option scorer, they have a helluva rabid committed fan base who love him, and they're in NYC where he can rake in endorsement money if he wants to. nice of him to show some love back at the team and city.

more difficult than I look (Aimless), Friday, 12 July 2024 23:11 (two days ago) link

im sure everything is above board and nothing else is going on

I Chet the Holmgren (Spottie), Friday, 12 July 2024 23:17 (two days ago) link

pay no attention to assistant coach rick brunson’s new $100 million salary

the defenestration of prog (voodoo chili), Friday, 12 July 2024 23:24 (two days ago) link

haha exactly

I Chet the Holmgren (Spottie), Friday, 12 July 2024 23:24 (two days ago) link

reed sheppard is fun

call all destroyer, Saturday, 13 July 2024 00:56 (yesterday) link

pretty big development in the west w/ denver first round pick daron holmes blowing his achilles out last night. happened on the most basic jump to contest a shot that you could possibly attempt as a basketball player. scary tbh.

i wasn’t up on him pre-draft but seems like they were planning on him giving them real minutes as a stretch 4/5, he was 3-3 from three last night before the injury. combined w/ the saric singing, you can see the vision for how they wanted to overhaul their big rotation around jokic and gordon from a depth & flexibility POV. i know the line on holmes was that other teams thought denver overdrafted him — not going to refute that based on 7 summer league minutes ofc, but either way finding 6’ 10” guys who look like they can shoot and somewhat hold up in the post physically… not a lot of guys out there you can just pluck out of the ether with that skillset

slob wizard (J0rdan S.), Saturday, 13 July 2024 16:38 (yesterday) link

risacher highlights … this def looks like the 8th pick in the draft but what are you gonna do. he has good height for a wing & his shot looks decent, also seems like he’s a pretty good leaper off one foot. don’t see a lot of like side to side, fluid athleticism, the kinda stuff that really makes the top NBA players pop but of course we knew this going in. does look like the kinda player who would fit w/ any roster construction… him + jalen johnson have complimentary skillsets, so that’s cool

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J23v-jDr47Y

slob wizard (J0rdan S.), Saturday, 13 July 2024 17:41 (yesterday) link

Terrance Shannon Jr looked great in the Wolves/Pels, really strong and athletic, scored well and played good defense

though in fairness, he's older and played a lot of big time college ball and he definitely just looked more full grown, he's got the proverbial "NBA body" already and with the experience it makes sense he's going to look good against 19 year olds, the real question being how much improvement does he have in front of him

but he definitely seemed like he can be a part of the rotation this year, which is great

risacher looks pretty good, everyone loves the big wing who can do different stuff

lag∞n, Saturday, 13 July 2024 17:55 (yesterday) link

kinda doubt denver wouldve given holmes that many minutes contenders and rookies generally dont mix but on the other hand def sucks to have yr rookie get the worst basketball injury day 1

lag∞n, Saturday, 13 July 2024 17:56 (yesterday) link

everyone says summer league isnt predictive but i think there is one thing a young rookie who looks too good to be there is meaningful and the flip side a second year player who looks bad, idk who fits the bill this year since i havent watched any games, reed sheppard hightlights looked nice but werent that voluminous so idk if he was was really out there styling on them or what

lag∞n, Saturday, 13 July 2024 18:01 (yesterday) link

reed was causing turnovers, doing dribble moves to get by guys, and hitting deep threes.

call all destroyer, Saturday, 13 July 2024 18:17 (yesterday) link

sounds pretty good

lag∞n, Saturday, 13 July 2024 19:44 (yesterday) link

i still feel like he’s gonna have a hell of a lot of trouble on defense vs real NBA players. but if he can hit those hella deep threes, make off the dribble floaters etc there is def a real role for him, esp in the regular season

slob wizard (J0rdan S.), Saturday, 13 July 2024 20:47 (yesterday) link

and the team fit really does seem perfect

slob wizard (J0rdan S.), Saturday, 13 July 2024 20:48 (yesterday) link

im watching the celtics summer league game and i gotta be honest here this isnt as good as normal nba

lag∞n, Sunday, 14 July 2024 00:44 (eight hours ago) link

jaden springer looking pretty good still time for him to become an dece nba player

lag∞n, Sunday, 14 July 2024 00:56 (eight hours ago) link

idk why jaime jaquez is playing in this game wasnt he just starting in the playoffs

lag∞n, Sunday, 14 July 2024 01:01 (seven hours ago) link

that reminds me I’ve been walking around the ucla campus a lot recently checking out the spots and whatnot, jaquez jerseys are one of the more popular ones at the ucla gear store

brony james (k3vin k.), Sunday, 14 July 2024 01:51 (seven hours ago) link

I’ve been wearing my DNVR peyton watson shirt around town a lot trying to bridge the nuggets-lakers gap a bit, building community and whatnot

brony james (k3vin k.), Sunday, 14 July 2024 01:52 (seven hours ago) link

said whatnot twice which is normal

brony james (k3vin k.), Sunday, 14 July 2024 01:52 (seven hours ago) link

its crazy that no LA school can put together a good program when its the city every basketball player loves best theyve got the most popular nba team tons of ballers are from there idk what the problem is

lag∞n, Sunday, 14 July 2024 01:54 (seven hours ago) link

i think when you're in a new city they give you an extra allowance of whatnots

call all destroyer, Sunday, 14 July 2024 02:02 (six hours ago) link

and so forth

lag∞n, Sunday, 14 July 2024 02:03 (six hours ago) link

things of that nature

Lavator Shemmelpennick, Sunday, 14 July 2024 02:37 (six hours ago) link

ucla has been pretty good

the defenestration of prog (voodoo chili), Sunday, 14 July 2024 03:41 (five hours ago) link

idk why jaime jaquez is playing in this game wasnt he just starting in the playoffs


him, podz and brandon miller were already in vegas playing for the usa select team and they all stayed behind to play in summer league tonight

slob wizard (J0rdan S.), Sunday, 14 July 2024 05:28 (three hours ago) link

ballers ball

I Chet the Holmgren (Spottie), Sunday, 14 July 2024 05:56 (three hours ago) link


You must be logged in to post. Please either login here, or if you are not registered, you may register here.