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2018 NBA "Off"Season-Because It's Always On

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7 hours ago, kimball said:

 

PLOT TWIST: Colangelo is fired, Hinkie is rehired. And, just in time to complete the process with a major FA signing and championship ring. 

 

No, Hinkie immediately trades Embiid for a 2020 lottery pick.  TRUST THE (restarted) PROCESS

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39 minutes ago, rams80 said:

  

No, Hinkie immediately trades Embiid for a 2020 lottery pick.  TRUST THE (restarted) PROCESS 

 

Ha. He would too. Because Embiid played a full season he's now a depreciating asset. Sell high!

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I do legitimately wonder if Hinkie did have an idea of when/how he'd build it back up, or if he was simply tasked with breaking it down and just acquire assets, and parley those into more assets.  Like was the plan for Hinkie to finish the process, or 1) was that never the plan, but they told him it was, or 2) it was never the plan and he knew that going in.

 

 

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Also, in all seriousness, is there a more overrated bunch of "geniuses" than the Coangelos?  What has either of them ever won that gets them the title of genius? 

 

Seems like they're great at winning awards, but not so much at winning titles.  I'm not sure why I'm supposed to believe that they're in better hands with Jerry or Bryan C than with Hinkie

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Plus they brought the NHL to Phoenix. Idiots!!!!!!!

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Well new rumor is three of the accounts were associated with his wife’s cell phone number, though he still claims to know nothing. So (if true) that leaves one unaccounted for. 

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37 minutes ago, BringBackTheVet said:

Well new rumor is three of the accounts were associated with his wife’s cell phone number, though he still claims to know nothing. So (if true) that leaves one unaccounted for. 

It was definitely Sam Hinkie.

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It's all still so stupid that I wouldn't want him anywhere near my team anymore.

 

Bryan Colanegelo has been a fine GM for building teams without generational superstars. The only problem is that only two teams have won titles in the last 20 years without that one singular guy: the 2004 Pistons and the 2011 Mavs (though you can make a case for Dirk). Those Suns teams were awful close though.

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He’s the Sam bradford of GMs. Sought after, highly paid, considered great, accomplished nothing, and his fans will defend him to the end. 

 

The timing blows, considering the move(s) they’re rumored to be making and the need for FAs to trust that they have stability and can trust who’s there, but losing him wouldn’t matter at any other time. 

 

 

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Well, I don't know how many actual fans Colangelo has. I'm just saying that he's been consistently decent with what he's had to work with. That said, he wouldn't be my top choice for a GM job.

 

And the timing definitely does blow. Given how stacked the Celtics are, the Sixers need huge deals this off-season in order to keep up. If the Cavs experience of summer 2017 shows anything, it's that you can indeed blow up your franchise and still make the NBA Finals.

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17 minutes ago, DG_Now said:

Well, I don't know how many actual fans Colangelo has. I'm just saying that he's been consistently decent with what he's had to work with. That said, he wouldn't be my top choice for a GM job.

 

And the timing definitely does blow. Given how stacked the Celtics are, the Sixers need huge deals this off-season in order to keep up. If the Cavs experience of summer 2017 shows anything, it's that you can indeed blow up your franchise and still make the NBA Finals.

*As long as you have Lebron on your team. 

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Please stop. You're a conversation killer and it's no fun.

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4 hours ago, jmac11281 said:

It was definitely Sam Hinkie.

Sam Hinkie was having an affair with his wife so he could get time with her phone...

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19 minutes ago, DG_Now said:

Please stop. You're a conversation killer and it's no fun.

What? It’s no debate that only Lebron could take a lottery team to The Finals (he’s done it 2x now). 

 

You make it sound like anyone could do that. 

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This Twitter thing is the best and most fun psuedo-scandal and I'll be damned if this debate derails it.

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On 5/29/2018 at 11:11 PM, Tracy Jordan said:

CP3 is a free agent this summer, right? I wonder if there's even a remote possibility that LeBron could convince CP3 to join him with the Lakers? If not, I could definitely see him going to Houston to play with CP3 and Harden.

As far as the Lakers getting LeBron, I think it comes down to what happens with the Ball brothers. If LiAngelo, for whatever supremely incompetent reason were to be brought in, that means LaVar gets louder next year. LeBron might require the Lakers get rid of the Balls before signing up. San Antonio is way further down the list of possible moves, but if Leonard stays and a few other pieces get moved off the team I could see him coming to the Spurs. He'd have a better shooter at center with Gasol and Aldridge at power forward but not any as solid a rebounder as Thompson who can barely shoot a layup. If Parker is done with the Spurs i can see Chris Paul taking up that slot. 

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Chris Paul had a handshake agreement to get a supermax extension in Houston, but I can't see Darryl Morey honoring that after the way Paul's season ended.

 

San Antonio might be the best basketball place for LeBron to end up. I'd like to see it.

 

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1 minute ago, BringBackTheVet said:

 

Don't bring your BS to this thread too.

I'm sorry, I didn't realize anyone could take a lottery team to The Finals. :rolleyes:

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1 hour ago, DG_Now said:

Well, I don't know how many actual fans Colangelo has. I'm just saying that he's been consistently decent with what he's had to work with. That said, he wouldn't be my top choice for a GM job.

 

And the timing definitely does blow. Given how stacked the Celtics are, the Sixers need huge deals this off-season in order to keep up. If the Cavs experience of summer 2017 shows anything, it's that you can indeed blow up your franchise and still make the NBA Finals.

I think Cleveland HAD to blow up the team to make the Finals. If players are being selfish and they aren't the ones producing, that locker room will implode on it's own given time. 

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