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David Griffin was responsible for Anthony Bennett and Andrew Wiggins.

 

I think we're pretty clear on his level of talent.

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20 minutes ago, DG_Now said:

David Griffin was responsible for Anthony Bennett and Andrew Wiggins.

 

I think we're pretty clear on his level of talent.

You forgot the big one...He hired David Blatt.

 

Go back three weeks and listen to the Woj Pod he did during Summer League. It's clear that he would rather lose and have a process with young players and keep his "philosophy" than win with the best players.  It was a clear shot at LeBron, Kevin Love and Kyrie as he named them. The "total control" manner of sports management in which the player's no longer have any power is what Griffin wants a return to.

 

Go the 24:00 mark.

https://podcasts.google.com?feed=aHR0cDovL2ZlZWRzLmZlZWRidXJuZXIuY29tL1ZlcnRpY2FsUG9kY2FzdA&episode=aHR0cDovL3d3dy5lc3BuLmNvbS9lc3BucmFkaW8vcG9kY2FzdD9pZD0yNzE1OTI3Nw

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I bet a lot of GMs would love to be able to Hinkie their teams for forever. Fantasy basketball is fun and I get why asset hoarding is more desirable than actual team-building: potential will always be more attractive than reality.

 

Credit to Daryl Morey here: he's a tinkerer who gets results and clearly wants to win. Golden State is the best run organization because they consistently hit on draft picks and make smart personnel moves that are aimed at continued winning.

 

David Griffin is describing a desire to play around with toy pieces that don't have egos or their own career aspirations. LeBron, Love and Kyrie made him a ton of money; he can piss right off.

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2 hours ago, DG_Now said:

David Griffin was responsible for Anthony Bennett and Andrew Wiggins.

 

I think we're pretty clear on his level of talent.

 

Well, if we're being fair here, that 2013 draft wasn't exactly all that deep (Giannis, of course, but he slipped all the way to 15) and wasn't Wiggins pretty much the consensus #1 pick heading into that draft? 

 

Point is, I understand the desire he had despite the lack of execution. 

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1 hour ago, Bucfan56 said:

 

Well, if we're being fair here, that 2013 draft wasn't exactly all that deep (Giannis, of course, but he slipped all the way to 15) and wasn't Wiggins pretty much the consensus #1 pick heading into that draft? 

 

Point is, I understand the desire he had despite the lack of execution. 

 

Sure. Andthat as a public figure who will need to eventually recruit other top tier talent, he should keep his stupid mouth shut until he retires.

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And look who is trying to walk back his comments to both Woj and SI...

 

 

Regardless, the Pelicans will not be seen as a destination for clients of Klutch Sports. 

Good f-n job, Griffin.

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No Knicks on Christmas! It's a miracle!

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The Raptors had to win the league championship to get on, but I'll take it. 

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I figured the Raptors would finally have made it on... but not a finals rematch?

 

i always assumed the NBA was late in putting out its schedule so that this slate of games could always be the marquee matchups, and Celtics/Raptors doesn’t exactly feel like one anymore.

 

same with Pels/Nuggets, really, but that feels like throwing the hoop heads a bone which I appreciate.

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5 hours ago, Digby said:

I figured the Raptors would finally have made it on... but not a finals rematch?

 

i always assumed the NBA was late in putting out its schedule so that this slate of games could always be the marquee matchups, and Celtics/Raptors doesn’t exactly feel like one anymore.

 

same with Pels/Nuggets, really, but that feels like throwing the hoop heads a bone which I appreciate. 

 

If Kawhi were still on the Raptors, it absolutely would have been a rematch on Christmas Day. The same thing kind of happened last year, where LeBron had a Christmas rematch with the Warriors; he just happened to be on the Lakers instead. This year, the Kawhi intrigue is less with Golden State and more with the Lakers. I get it.

 

Raptors/Celtics is throwing a bone to Toronto, which feels kind. They're not going to repeat, they don't have a top ten player, and it's a market that doesn't bring in ratings. They're really only there because they won; had they lost, they would have been nixed just like the Cavs were last year.

 

Pels/Nuggets is a really big surprise. I think the Mavs would have been a better game, but the league is clearly expecting big things from Zion. Did the Cavs play on Christmas LeBron's rookie year? (The answer is yes: https://www.basketball-reference.com/boxscores/200312250ORL.html -- LeBron went 34-2-6 in a 12-point loss to the then-8 and 22 Magic. Yikes.)

 

 

1 hour ago, dfwabel said:

 

If he's still making $25M/year with Golden State in year four of that extension, I'll eat my hat.

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10 hours ago, dfwabel said:

I feel like this is a panic move.

On 8/2/2019 at 4:01 PM, dfwabel said:

 

I really hope that's the first meeting of the year for the Clippers and Lakers.

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11 hours ago, MJWalker45 said:

I feel like this is a panic move.

 

On who’s part? That’s better than the Warriors were expecting to with Draymond’s contract, and I think Draymond understands that while he could end up qualifying for the max after next season, he’s also one down year away from it all kind of falling apart on him.  

 

It kinda feels like a win-win for everybody. 

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1 hour ago, Bucfan56 said:

 

On who’s part? That’s better than the Warriors were expecting to with Draymond’s contract, and I think Draymond understands that while he could end up qualifying for the max after next season, he’s also one down year away from it all kind of falling apart on him.  

 

It kinda feels like a win-win for everybody. 

 

Indeed. Peak Draymond could have made more, but he's not peak Draymond anymore. He got a max-level deal that will likely pay him after his prime, even if he's no longer in Golden State. And the Warriors took care of one of their own, which is in stark contrast to other teams. It was a great move.

 

A great move for everyone except the eventual team trading for Draymond in year three of that deal who overpays for decreasing production (sorry Detroit!).

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40 minutes ago, DG_Now said:

 

Indeed. Peak Draymond could have made more, but he's not peak Draymond anymore. He got a max-level deal that will likely pay him after his prime, even if he's no longer in Golden State. And the Warriors took care of one of their own, which is in stark contrast to other teams. It was a great move.

 

A great move for everyone except the eventual team trading for Draymond in year three of that deal who overpays for decreasing production (sorry Detroit!).

Rich Paul and Mama Mary B told him that.  He's got that infant now too.  No need to bet on yourself that much anymore.

Mary B needs to start tweeting again though. 

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Speaking of Rich Paul, it looks like the NCAA is about to make a "Rich Paul Rule" regarding who can represent student-athletes looking to enter the draft prior to their eligibility expires.

 

 

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A degree? An exam?

 

That's pretty :censored:ed. Ask LeBron James what his college degree is doing for him. The NCAA continues to do bad things, likely intentionally.

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17 minutes ago, DG_Now said:

A degree? An exam?

 

That's pretty :censored:ed. Ask LeBron James what his college degree is doing for him. The NCAA continues to do bad things, likely intentionally.

They really are trying to "take back" the sport not from the NBA, rather from the grassroots/AAU level.  This rule is for the top level, but this summer was the start of fighting grassroots in terms of evaluation and recruiting.  They've reduced the member of weeks in which college coaches and watch games in person and to try to hurt the shoe company showcases like Nike's Peach Jam, the adidas summer championships, and the Under Armour Finals, they started their own summer camps the same weekends. Top recruits didn't attend, as they'd rather play with their friends in the show events and/or in Vegas.  The upside is that 2* and 3* kids may get more offers. 

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28 minutes ago, DG_Now said:

A degree? An exam?

 

That's pretty :censored:ed. Ask LeBron James what his college degree is doing for him. The NCAA continues to do bad things, likely intentionally.

 

Literally every agent in every sport has to take an exam for certification. The NFL requires a masters or law degree.

 

LeBron isn't being put in charge of the property and affairs of other human beings, especially those who are 19 and may not have the most sound judgment in who to put in charge of their money. 

 

Every profession involving agency requires certification standards, it's necessary to protect clients.

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