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Movin' to the Sunshine: The 2015 NBA Offseason Thread

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Can you defend anything the Kings have done in the past two seasons?

Two seasons? Try the past seven or eight. They had a star in their hands in Tyreke Evans, and they ruined him because, like most perennial loser franchises, they can't develop players for sh-t. Luckily for them Cousins smartened up and got better on his own.

The Kings are pathetic. I feel bad for their fans, if there are any left.

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I was speaking about the Vivek experience. He's two years complete as owner and it has gone poorly.

I'll also take every opportunity to post this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rEN6ad_Aw-M

In fairness, it's not like there were many guys taken below Stauskas who set the season on first last year. But he's also gone now for nothing, and so is everyone else associated with the pick.

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Josh Smith joined the Clips today.

I hope they're on TNT every week. That team is going to be the funnest by a mile.

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

The uncoachable player going to play for a coach that seems clueless in building a roster and coaching them up.

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If the Clippers hit their stride at the right time they can win the NBA Championship and the next day the world would end since that is what the prophecy foretold.

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"...signed to be their energy guy..."

I've never recalled seeing that in an NBA story before, so I Googled the phrase.

Turns out it crosses leagues. The NHL signed one yesterday, too:

http://prohockeytalk.nbcsports.com/2015/07/21/bolts-sign-energy-guy-mcginn-to-one-year-two-way-deal/

The Hornets story also said "sixth big man." Such specialization of roles in the NBA these days. :)

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Sometimes I dream that he is me, I dream Im signing every Tar Heel I see. I dream we lose and shift the blame, I dream I fail I dream I fire a coach at the end of every game, Like Mike if I can manage like Mike

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It's a shame that his attitude and legal problems tanked his trade value. I was hoping they could get at least something for him other than role players and a protected 1st.

I think Ty will turn it around in Houston, though. His biggest problem here in Denver is that he didn't really want to embrace the leader role, and everyone in Denver was demanding that he be the leader. With Harden and Howard in Houston, it will give him some breathing room and give them a much needed point guard.

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It's a shame that his attitude and legal problems tanked his trade value. I was hoping they could get at least something for him other than role players and a protected 1st.

I think Ty will turn it around in Houston, though. His biggest problem here in Denver is that he didn't really want to embrace the leader role, and everyone in Denver was demanding that he be the leader. With Harden and Howard in Houston, it will give him some breathing room and give them a much needed point guard.

Houston replaced one immature player (Josh Smith) for another in Lawson, but Lawson comes with a bill from John Lucas and his substance rehab. Lawson can't get to the rim anymore too.

The fact that Lawson volunteered to remove the guarantee of his 2016-17 salary ($13.2 M) shows that dork Elvis still wants future financial flexibility and little risk.

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The Players' Awards took place last night on BET and Centric.

The replay is on Thursday night and it was the trainwreck which you would expect. It was fantastic.

Ray Allen, who did not play this season, was honored by the players as "Man of the Year". WTF?

I think Michelle Roberts will have some suggestions to improve (or drop) the concept.

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The Players' Awards took place last night on BET and Centric.

The replay is on Thursday night and it was the trainwreck which you would expect. It was fantastic.

Ray Allen, who did not play this season, was honored by the players as "Man of the Year". WTF?

I think Michelle Roberts will have some suggestions to improve (or drop) the concept.

What it needs to do is do what the Golden Globes do: provide more alcohol.

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The Players' Awards took place last night on BET and Centric.

The replay is on Thursday night and it was the trainwreck which you would expect. It was fantastic.

Ray Allen, who did not play this season, was honored by the players as "Man of the Year". WTF?

I think Michelle Roberts will have some suggestions to improve (or drop) the concept.

What it needs to do is do what the Golden Globes do: provide more alcohol.

There were empty wine bottles on the table.

Korver was the only white player I saw there who sat next to Kent Bazemore, who looks younger than Steph Curry with darker facial hair.

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Somewhat under the radar for the last month, but the new Atlanta Hawks owners want major renovations to Philips Arena or a new one.

From June (Credit: ajc.com):

Not two hours after being officially introduced as the Atlanta Hawks’ new controlling owner, Tony Ressler was seated in sixth-floor conference room at the ol’ AJC, meeting with our editorial board and some scroungy sports types who heard there was food available. In my scant 31 years at this paper, that marked a first: A team owner coming to meet/greet us. Big kudos for that.

Ressler and Grant Hill, who’s the vice-chair of the Hawks’ executive board, graciously sat still and answered our many queries. Under close questioning by cub reporter Kevin Riley — OK, he’s actually our editor, and I expect a pink slip any minute — Ressler allowed that there were three things the new owners could do about Philips Arena, which opened in 1999: Nothing, remodel or rebuild. And the first, Ressler said, “isn’t an option.”

And they spoke with the mayor today regarding three possible locations.

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Wow. Atlanta is impatient with stadiums. But why not drop that threat as the Hawks owner when you see what the Braves and Falcons are doing?

The Hawks are back in the city's good graces, but did they come that far back?

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Woah Atlanta

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Josh Smith did not heed the NBAP's advice in which players should take advantage of the CBA and get their salary over 18 months rather than 12.

Smith, who will earn $6.9M this year from the Clippers and the Pistons, said...

At the end of the day, you know, I do have a family. So it is going to be a little harder on me this year. But I'm going to push through it, you know.

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