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4 hours ago, DG_Now said:

Congrats again to Toronto. The parade looks awesome!

 

Also, hey everyone, LaVar Ball!

 

 

I’m going to really miss Lonzo, and I think he’s a future all-star and future top 20 player in the league, but I’m so glad the Lakers don’t have to deal with LaVar anymore. 

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So, the Warriors did this today. Updated bridge logo, too! 😂

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On 6/16/2019 at 11:14 AM, DG_Now said:

 

I've been reading a lot of excitement for the new Pelicans core from a lot of the same people who said how much the 2016-18 Lakers core sucked. It's really weird to watch.

 

I've always believed in the potential of Ingram, Lonzo and D-Lo, but it's interesting how many more people like those guys after they've left LA.

 

I think it has more to do with the draft picks now and also the fact that some of these guys could be packaged in a trade. I think Ball could be flipped along with the 4th pick for an All-Star caliber player if the right deal is offered on Thursday night. I'm most excited about Brandon Ingram's potential because he doesn't have to be the #1 guy in New Orleans. I trust that David Griffin isn't finished making moves just yet.

 

I'm a bit biased as a Tar Heels fan, but I love Coby White and I'm really hoping the Pels wind up taking him either with the 4th pick or possibly trading down.

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Welp, that’s one window slamming violently shut. Seems karmic.

 

 

 

 

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10 minutes ago, Digby said:

Welp, that’s one window slamming violently shut. Seems karmic.

 

 

 

 

 

I've read that Horford is both staying and leaving, so who knows.


But yeah, IT is probably smiling somewhere. Ainge did him wrong and the Celtics are paying a price.

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8 minutes ago, DG_Now said:

 

I've read that Horford is both staying and leaving, so who knows.


But yeah, IT is probably smiling somewhere. Ainge did him wrong and the Celtics are paying a price.

How exactly did Ainge do IT wrong?

Guy clearly ended up being busted Goods after that season, and Kyrie is without a doubt a better player.  

 

Celtics have has some :censored: luck though, from Hayward's injury, to Kyrie's (tight before the playoffs) and the golden goose the coveted AD, bolting for LakerLand instead. 

Not a single one of their plans have panned out at all. 

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1 hour ago, AustinFomBoston said:

How exactly did Ainge do IT wrong?

Guy clearly ended up being busted Goods after that season, and Kyrie is without a doubt a better player.  

 

Celtics have has some :censored: luck though, from Hayward's injury, to Kyrie's (tight before the playoffs) and the golden goose the coveted AD, bolting for LakerLand instead. 

Not a single one of their plans have panned out at all. 

 

So he did the right thing for the team, but that doesn’t help IT. Don’t get it twisted.

 

Ainge has made a series of great moves to get the team to this point, and now it’s blown to hell anyway. Time to try something else.

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There is also the whole issue of having him play while injured making it so he’ll never be the same again.

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Horford leaving would be a much bigger deal than Kyrie leaving. If anything losing Kyrie would make them a better team, since he's a selfish, mercurial player who drags down the locker room, every single point the guy scores is replaceable, and he gives you nothing if he *isn't* scoring. Horford is a different story entirely - yes he can stretch the floor, but his contributions (versatile defender, excellent screens, high basketball IQ) went well beyond the box score. He's the primary reason the team got as far as it did in 2017 and 2018.

 

IT can go jerk off in an empty brinks truck. Breaking news: pro basketball team trades previously-unknown midget after he starts beating his chest about how he plans to cash in on his upcoming free agency.

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4 hours ago, who do you think said:

IT can go jerk off in an empty brinks truck.

 

Done that. Wouldn’t recommend. 

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I'm late to this and I'm not an NBA guy so maybe I'm not following, but I fail to see how trading your assets for a ready made star is some morally rapacious or scummy path towards contention. Especially when every single team has done it at some point. Isn't the whole strategy in the NBA to acquire high draft picks? If you trade a pick that hasn't been used or you trade a pick that you took 3 years ago that is now assigned to a player's value or you decide to keep the player you used the high pick on, then what the hell is the difference? 

 

Would this discussion be different if it was a team like the Kings or Twolves doing it rather than the Lakers? Probably. 

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8 hours ago, who do you think said:

Horford leaving would be a much bigger deal than Kyrie leaving. If anything losing Kyrie would make them a better team, since he's a selfish, mercurial player who drags down the locker room, every single point the guy scores is replaceable, and he gives you nothing if he *isn't* scoring. Horford is a different story entirely - yes he can stretch the floor, but his contributions (versatile defender, excellent screens, high basketball IQ) went well beyond the box score. He's the primary reason the team got as far as it did in 2017 and 2018.

Horford was definitely one of the most underrated players on the Celtics. He's was a huge reason they had a top defense. Losing him will definitely  hurt, but Robert Williams did show a lot of potential. So hopefully he can step up. 

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It makes me happy to see all the drama that has unfolded with Kyrie in Boston. Thanks for Collin Sexton! 

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45 minutes ago, McCarthy said:

I'm late to this and I'm not an NBA guy so maybe I'm not following, but I fail to see how trading your assets for a ready made star is some morally rapacious or scummy path towards contention. Especially when every single team has done it at some point. Isn't the whole strategy in the NBA to acquire high draft picks? If you trade a pick that hasn't been used or you trade a pick that you took 3 years ago that is now assigned to a player's value or you decide to keep the player you used the high pick on, then what the hell is the difference? 

 

Would this discussion be different if it was a team like the Kings or Twolves doing it rather than the Lakers? Probably. 

 

If it involved LeBron who was with one of those teams for some reason, then the discussion would at least be similar. The LeBron factor and the Lakers factor being melded together makes it that much bigger of a thing. There's really only been one person on this site complaining about the trade and they're a Celtics fan, so there's also the desire to see an old rival fail.

 

Also, Conley was just traded to the Jazz. RIP to the core four of grit n grind.

 

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Utah might win 60 games next year. Good for them, building the right way and everything.

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As a Grizzlies fan, I'm happy for Conley, as the Jazz could be a team that makes some significant noise next year (much like Gasol going to Toronto).

 

I'm happy to get Morant tomorrow and get the rebuild started with some good pieces.

 

Have to figure that Korver and Crowder get dealt again/bought out?

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42 minutes ago, DG_Now said:

Utah might win 60 games next year. Good for them, building the right way and everything.

They now lack something which other lack too...Depth.

 

Ingles is the only dude that I trust as I sure cannot trust Exum, Favors , Niang, Neto, or Bradley.

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1 hour ago, selby56 said:

It makes me happy to see all the drama that has unfolded with Kyrie in Boston. Thanks for Collin Sexton! 

 

I'm not sure I've ever seen a trade like the Kyrie/IT trade that was such a lose-lose proposition for all parties involved. Teams, players, everybody.

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1 hour ago, selby56 said:

It makes me happy to see all the drama that has unfolded with Kyrie in Boston. Thanks for Collin Sexton! 

 

I still think Boston fleeced Cleveland in this trade. But, if Kyrie leaves (and he honestly should), it's now more of an even trade. You can say the needle may swing back towards Cleveland, but I digress.

 

Cleveland got a good player and Boston got one as well. Although, that good player Boston got should leave for greener pastures.

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