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I still kinda think this is just a lull for the Warriors. Knowing them, they'll end up with a high draft pick out of this whole mess who will slide in nicely next season when Klay and Curry are back at full strength and they'll continue to be at least very competitive, if not go back to being world beaters again. 

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31 minutes ago, Bucfan56 said:

I still kinda think this is just a lull for the Warriors. Knowing them, they'll end up with a high draft pick out of this whole mess who will slide in nicely next season when Klay and Curry are back at full strength and they'll continue to be at least very competitive, if not go back to being world beaters again. 

 

I'm fully expecting their new starting five to eventually be Steph, Klay, Draymond, Giannis & their 2020 first round pick. 

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8 hours ago, Ice_Cap said:

So the Raptors aren't repeating as champions.

That being said, can I at least claim we slew the dragon?

I mean...I think it's FAR too early to claim this yet. Let's wait until they are on the verge of elimination (regular season or playoffs) before claiming they can't repeat...but even if so, a noble sacrifice to slay that dragon.

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The Raptors "Slayed the Warriors dragon" in about the same manner as Ronald Regan caused the collapse of the Soviet Union. 

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Is it still “slaying the dragon” if the dragon resembled Vader post-immolation?

 

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I don’t want to take anything away from the Raptors, but the Warriors very much imploded semi-independently of them.

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That's what I'm saying. The Raptors were me when I was five years old, and the Warriors were that jar lid my dad had been tugging on for 15 minutes before handing me the jar and asking if I could possibly get it open. 

 

It was probably going to happen either way. 

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44 minutes ago, SFGiants58 said:

Is it still “slaying the dragon” if the dragon resembled Vader post-immolation?

 

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I don’t want to take anything away from the Raptors, but the Warriors very much imploded semi-independently of them.

 

Eventually the Warriors will rise again as a Sith Cyborg killing machine and lay waste to the NBA once again. 

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12 minutes ago, Wings said:

 

Eventually the Warriors will rise again as a Sith Cyborg killing machine and lay waste to the NBA once again. 

 

I doubt that. I'm thinking it'll be more like this:

 

10-of-the-funniest-costume-fails-youll-e

 

...they'll have to do gimp duty. Technically, Vader was Palpatine's gimp.

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Who's going to take on D Lo's max salary?
The Warriors won't want to take on long-term deals, but who wants to take on Russell for four years with a potential cap hit coming?

 

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7 minutes ago, DG_Now said:

Who's going to take on D Lo's max salary?
The Warriors won't want to take on long-term deals, but who wants to take on Russell for four years with a potential cap hit coming?

 

 

Sacramento 🤣

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1 hour ago, DG_Now said:

Who's going to take on D Lo's max salary?
The Warriors won't want to take on long-term deals, but who wants to take on Russell for four years with a potential cap hit coming?

 

If you're making $700M/year in revenue, then you don't really worry about it. If you do a trade, why not Draymond? He will average $25M starting next season for the next four and he turns 30 after the All Star Break.

You might even get more if you trade Draymond and sit Curry the whole season alongside Klay.  Have Russell try to lead the team and be trade bait in the 2020-21 season.

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1 hour ago, DG_Now said:

Who's going to take on D Lo's max salary?
The Warriors won't want to take on long-term deals, but who wants to take on Russell for four years with a potential cap hit coming?

 

 

I can think of a big ol group of schlubs in purple and silver about 100 miles east of San Francisco who probably would. 

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KAT- 2 games

Embiid-  2 games

 

Simmons- Nothing but a UFC belt from Dana White for the tapout win over KAT. No games, no fine...yet

 

 

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30 national games was too much for Zion anyway, but tonight's an example of that overexposure backfiring. 

 

The Nuggets are good, but they would have always blown out a young Pelicans team.

 

Spurs/Clips is the better choice.

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4 hours ago, DG_Now said:

30 national games was too much for Zion anyway, but tonight's an example of that overexposure backfiring. 

 

The Nuggets are good, but they would have always blown out a young Pelicans team.

 

Spurs/Clips is the better choice.

 

Nope.

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I missed the Lakers/Mavs game last night but am catching up on NBA TV.

 

One of the biggest critiques of the Scott Brooks' tenure in OKC was he would bench Russ and KD at the same time, pretty much every game. What's nice about having Frank Vogel in charge of the Lakers is that he's a professional basketball coach and knows what the hell he's doing and, in contrast to Luke Walton, has rotations that make sense. And, most important, either AD or LeBron (or both) are on the court at all times for every important minute. What a thought, huh?

 

The AD/LeBron pairing has been better than I expected. I predicted AD as MVP and I think he has a great shot. It's nice to see him in a major market because he was sadly invisible in New Orleans.

 

EDIT: And we're only 5 games in, but Dwight is clearly the MIP this season.

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 LeBron again failed to play with Scoops Callahan...again.  Why, man?  It's Scoops (aka Tom Gribble, a former Marine)!  Even Aaron Rodgers and Phil Jackson play along.

The best of "Scoops"

 

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44 minutes ago, DG_Now said:

I missed the Lakers/Mavs game last night but am catching up on NBA TV.

 

One of the biggest critiques of the Scott Brooks' tenure in OKC was he would bench Russ and KD at the same time, pretty much every game. What's nice about having Frank Vogel in charge of the Lakers is that he's a professional basketball coach and knows what the hell he's doing and, in contrast to Luke Walton, has rotations that make sense. And, most important, either AD or LeBron (or both) are on the court at all times for every important minute. What a thought, huh?

 

The AD/LeBron pairing has been better than I expected. I predicted AD as MVP and I think he has a great shot. It's nice to see him in a major market because he was sadly invisible in New Orleans.

 

EDIT: And we're only 5 games in, but Dwight is clearly the MIP this season.

I always believed AD was overrated, that was probably just because I didn't get to see much of him as the Pels only play my Knicks twice a year. Now I finally get the hype, but I'm not sure about MVP. 

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Someone should tell NBA TV that their bottom line squishes the feed of the what they're simulcasting. They need to either crop the top or add bars to the sides, but they clearly DGAF.

 

AD playing in LA will be a huge boost to his MVP odds.

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