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2 hours ago, the admiral said:

At least I know what the 76ers are doing. I don't like it, but I get it. I have no idea what the Bulls are doing. They traded up for Doug McDermott and then traded another pick to get rid of him. What a waste.

 

What are they doing though?  At least 'the process' involved getting future top picks and shedding salary and stockpiling potentially great players that conveniently couldn't play due to injuries.  This is just trading one of those players for next to nothing, keeping one that didn't work out, and intentionally keeping a great one out.  I get that they're going to lose the rest of their games, but wouldn't it make more sense to just keep Noel rather than give him up for nothing?

 

Here's exactly why the NBA is the worst league on earth and the most frustrating to figure out for a casual fan.

 

1.  The Sixers traded a former top draft pick for an expiring contract - a player they're just going to buy out.

2.  They traded him (likely) because after this season (only his 3rd I think) they'll have to sign him to a flat-out silly contract even though he really hasn't accomplished anything.

 

When a contract is more valuable than a human, and average players make >$20M, something is wrong.  It's been wrong forever.  I remember teams lining up to trade for retired Jamal Mashburn (or was it Jerry Stackhouse?)

 

Bull :censored: league.  "The Process" is the only way to fight it.  Hinke died for our sins.

 

 

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I would have liked to see any of these for the Knicks

1. Knicks trade Noah, Melo, and a first rounder to the Clips for DeAndre and Reddick

2. Knicks trade Noah, Melo, Lee and a first rounder to the Pacers for PG13

3. Knicks trade Rose, Noah, Melo and a first rounder to the Pistons for Drummomd and Jackson.

Good trades for all teams involved

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The best deal the Knicks had for Melo on the Clips was Reddick and Crawford. They shouldn't have taken that deal, but good for the Clips to not go overboard.

 

Melo (and Lala) wouldn't have gone to Indiana and Detroit.

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1 hour ago, ImmortalChef said:

I would have liked to see any of these for the Knicks

1. Knicks trade Noah, Melo, and a first rounder to the Clips for DeAndre and Reddick

2. Knicks trade Noah, Melo, Lee and a first rounder to the Pacers for PG13

3. Knicks trade Rose, Noah, Melo and a first rounder to the Pistons for Drummomd and Jackson.

Good trades for all teams involved

Sure. That Noah contract is sooo desirable and he is playing like he did when he was thought of as league MVP.

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Warriors drop 50 in the 3rd Quarter.  Inlcuding a 28ft Curry buzzer-beater - still not sure how he made that shot, and it's Steph Curry.

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I don't know how anyone can root for a team with that ass on it. Between that and KD ruining the competiveness of the league and being the apex of boring as hell basketball, the Warriors are a really easy team to hate. 

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We all had fun ribbing this dude for years, and as soon as he joins the Warriors everyone gets their feelings hurt. What a whiny, self-important bunch of killjoys. 

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20 hours ago, masterchaoss said:

I don't know how anyone can root for a team with that ass on it. Between that and KD ruining the competiveness of the league and being the apex of boring as hell basketball, the Warriors are a really easy team to hate. 

 

*checks sig*

 

I guess it takes one to know one.

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I wish current players would talk :censored: to each other instead of having to rely on retired guys to start fires.  Too much buddy-buddy and superfriends in the NBA

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2 hours ago, Kaz said:

I wish current players would talk :censored: to each other instead of having to rely on retired guys to start fires.  Too much buddy-buddy and superfriends in the NBA

Lacob talked s#it about being "light years ahead" of the fellow franchises only to be up 3-1 and have Jordan mock his 73-9 record.

 

Now his role player is criticized and they complain to the league office.

 

All the while Draymond talking $hit to Paul Pierce on Thursday was fantastic.

 

http://www.mercurynews.com/2017/02/23/draymond-green-trash-talks-paul-pierce-you-thought-you-was-kobe

 

I still give the decision to Draymond. You can't tweet your comeback after the game. Just like you can't call/text your next snap in after the battle is over.

 

http://www.latimes.com/sports/clippers/la-sp-clippers-report-20170226-story.html

 

Sorry Paul, you've been stabbed, came back to win a 'chip and all, but on Thursday,  you went out like a sucka!

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On 2/25/2017 at 11:29 AM, Wings said:

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"For 8  years brother. For 8 years, I held my head high. I did everything for the charities, I did it for the kids and the reception I got when I came out here? You fans can stick it brother"

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Deron Williams and a motivated Andrew Bogut seem like good pickups for the Cavs, especially coming so cheap. That and Derrick Williams, free from the Knicks horror show, is looking pretty good.

 

It's fun that the Cavs have three number one overall picks on their roster, just a couple of years removed from the hot minute they had four (James, Irving, Wiggins and Bennett).

 

Unrelated, Lou Williams has been an amazing pickup for the Rockets. Good for him to get to play meaningful minutes on a high playoff seed team.

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12 hours ago, DG_Now said:

Deron Williams and a motivated Andrew Bogut seem like good pickups for the Cavs, especially coming so cheap. That and Derrick Williams, free from the Knicks horror show, is looking pretty good.

 

It's fun that the Cavs have three number one overall picks on their roster, just a couple of years removed from the hot minute they had four (James, Irving, Wiggins and Bennett).

 

Unrelated, Lou Williams has been an amazing pickup for the Rockets. Good for him to get to play meaningful minutes on a high playoff seed team.

 

Derrick Williams hasn't been on the Knicks since last year. He was on the Heat earlier this season, and played like trash. I understand the Knicks are a mess but 1. that jab was unnecessary and 2. proves that the NBA is trash.  if players only play inspired when their situation is good, what's the point?

 

Though the NBA has to do something about the competitive balance; the Cavs are over the luxury tax and keep finding ways to sign every newly released free agents. What's the point of the other 28 teams?

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The Cavs are doing the same thing today the Lakers did in the early 2000s, the Spurs after that, and the Heat after that: they're attracting late-career guys willing to play at a discount for the chance to win. That Deron Williams is collecting money from the Nets is icing on the cake.

 

Some NBA teams are smart and manage their cap and player development very well. And they know when to cut players loose. The Celtics are the best example of this.

 

Other teams have garbage front offices and they continue to be the Knicks, Kings and Sixers.

 

The Cavs (and Heat before then) got lucky the best player in the game wanted to be there. Then the Cavs listened to their best player and did everything he wanted to win with him rather than in spite of him (I.e. the 90s "organizations win championships" Bulls).

 

The Warriors did both - they had one of the best players in Curry, but also drafted very well and built around him. A quirk of the salary cap and Curry's ankle meant they were able to add another top 5 player. A bit of luck to get there but also skill too.

 

Some teams (like the Bucks, Nuggets, etc.) really are stuck in the middle, but they can at least see themselves contending in the nearish future.

 

But the Knicks are garbage and deserve everything they get. That's nothing against the fans and everything against James Dolan and his consistently terrible GM choices. And his stupid band.

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