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On 8/5/2017 at 10:37 AM, tigerslionspistonshabs said:

 

Why would Minnesota do this? They obviously won the Wiggins-Love trade, this would literally reverse it. I get that they get 3 point shooting with Love, but they can get that elsewhere without giving up a star player for whom the sky is the limit. Love has hit his peak and is injury prone.

Well they also miss out on paying Wiggins a max contract, but I see your point.

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Oh no. Especially with his past.

http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2017/08/10/nba-star-zach-randolph-arrested/

 

 

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The incident began at around 10 p.m. near 112th Street and Zamora Avenue. Los Angeles police noticed a group of people gathering in the area. When officers responded, a mob formed and began to destroy police cruisers and throw objects at officers, prompting them to call for backup, police said.

 

Randolph, 36, was taken into custody on felony charges of drug possession with intent to sell, police told CBS2. A second man, identified as Stanley Walton, was arrested on charges of being a felon in possession of a firearm.

 

Randolph was booked at 4:23 a.m. Thursday in the Los Angeles County Jail, according to Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department inmate records. He was being held on $20,000 bail. He was still in custody as of 7 a.m.   

 

His past...

http://www.oregonlive.com/west-linn/index.ssf/2011/08/man_beaten_in_zach_randolphs_home_tells_police_he_was_there_to_sell_marijuana.html

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5 hours ago, DG_Now said:

New rumor is that Golden State intends to go after Paul George in the 2018 offseason.

 

Maybe the NBA needs some anti-trust regulations. If that happened, I'd stop watching.

I put out some thoughts on how to curb player movement and level the playing field, and you scoffed at it and insisted that the NBA has no issues with that.

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14 minutes ago, HedleyLamarr said:

I put out some thoughts on how to curb player movement and level the playing field, and you scoffed at it and insisted that the NBA has no issues with that.

 

That might be because your thoughts weren't that great. Not all ideas are good ones.

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Just now, DG_Now said:

 

That might be because your thoughts weren't that great. Not all ideas are good ones.

...or, you were just in such denial and insisted on "All is well!!!!!!".  In no other sports league do you see practically all the best players, in the heart of their prime, move around each time they hit free agency.  The best player in the league has already twice moved when his contract has come to a close, and he's seriously threatening to do it a third time, if all the rumors are true.

 

There is more intrigue about the 2018 offseason than about the actual games in the 2017-18 season.  How is that a good thing for a sports league?  The current league structure for the NBA sucks if you aren't Golden State or the 5 sorta-contenders.

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But your solution was to make a college-esque system, right? Forgive me if I don't remember the details.

 

I don't want to throw the baby out with the bathwater. I support player movement. I don't support what the Warriors have done. I can be technically inconsistent without losing the broader point.

 

We have cars. People like driving cars. We also have laws so people can do it safely. We just disagree on the extent of the regulation.

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8 hours ago, dfwabel said:

Seems like the minute Z-Bo leaves Grizzles, he reverts back to his old troubles away from the court. Such a shame.

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2 hours ago, DG_Now said:

But your solution was to make a college-esque system, right? Forgive me if I don't remember the details.

Just for first-round picks to essentially have eternal tenure with the team that drafted them, as well as a set annual salary that increases with each year.  But the concession to the PA would be that this salary wouldn't fully count against the hard cap.  So they could make $30 million a season, but only $15 million gets counted for the cap, for example.

 

If this player gets traded/released, then whichever team acquires/signs him would have to fit in his contract into the cap.

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15 hours ago, DG_Now said:

New rumor is that Golden State intends to go after Paul George in the 2018 offseason.

 

Maybe the NBA needs some anti-trust regulations. If that happened, I'd stop watching.

 

First off, I don't see how the Warriors could pull this off. That would take some pretty hefty pay cuts from both PG AND Draymond Green, and I'm pretty sure PG is going to absolutely demand the max. Also, he whines about not being "the" guy to take shots as it is. How is he gonna react when he's, like, fourth in line? 

 

 

But but if it does happen and Lacob is somehow able to keep that core and add Paul George, then, damn. I didn't think there was any chance Durant signed with the Warriors and that happened, so crazier things have happened I suppose.

 

Also, if you really wanna rage quit the NBA over that then well... Enjoy baseball, I guess. 

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13 minutes ago, Bucfan56 said:

 

First off, I don't see how the Warriors could pull this off. That would take some pretty hefty pay cuts from both PG AND Draymond Green, and I'm pretty sure PG is going to absolutely demand the max. Also, he whines about not being "the" guy to take shots as it is. How is he gonna react when he's, like, fourth in line?

 

What I read is that the Warriors would do a sign and trade. Because Iggy makes $16M, he's actually very useful to send away to get a max-ish contract back. The Warriors are smart.

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Yeah definitely. And like I said it's not out of the question. I'd just be kinda surprised if that happened. That starting 5 would be an absolute embarrassment of riches if it already isn't. 

 

SBDS

 

Curry

Durant

George

Thompson

Green

 

Good lord. They would basically have to redefine "Vet minimum" next year if that were to happen. 

 

:censored:, at that point? Why not just try to lure Lebron? 

 

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I think a major reason for the current NBA star player thing is how bizarre the cap increase has been managed -- feel like it'll be a little more normal one FA cycle from now, when this bubble expires. As it is I don't think it's helpful to penalize GSW for creating a superteam largely from drafting very well.

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