2018 NBA OFFSEASON

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

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

— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) May 9, 2018

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

damn hope he doesnt miss too many games haha

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

hahaha vicious

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

lol

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

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

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

— Royce Young (@royceyoung) May 10, 2018

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

seems like a god dude rip

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

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

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

Ben Simmons is called "Mattress" (席梦思)

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

— Nick Kapur (@nick_kapur) May 11, 2018

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

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

— Keith Pompey (@PompeyOnSixers) May 11, 2018

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

yes lets refine more 76ers jumpshots lol

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

i will also be refining my jumpshot

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

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

— TSN (@TSN_Sports) May 11, 2018

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

coach of the year

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

love to get fired because lebron james

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

wow

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

Grab your trophy on your way out

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

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

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

c/p from the athl3tic

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

klay is so low maintenance lol

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

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

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

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

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

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

this is otm klay should def demand one:

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

— Tim Kawakami (@timkawakami) May 11, 2018

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

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

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

def shd, fine line between low maintenance and naive

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

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

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

not a rhetorical question

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

lacob is probably just funneling money through anta tbf.

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

get rid of the cap xp hehe

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

big chocolate milk is to blame

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

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

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

he's like a god here tbh

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

I'm a Klaytheist for sure.

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

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

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

ncie, nice

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

normal org

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

bron to anywhere else confirmed

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

the bron jersey photoshops were already starting at halftime

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

hmm yes the sixers particular interests

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

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

REPORT:

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

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

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

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

— 🏓 Reddit (@ATLHawks_Reddit) May 15, 2018

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

lol ok big guy

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

peace bro

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

they need a secondary creator

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


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