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Old 07-11-2018, 10:46 AM
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They're trying to re-sign Capela but they're like $40MM apart. Melo also apparently might talk to the Heat
You think AllMElo will do well in Heat-land?
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You know, I think JR Smith would do wonderful with the Warriors.
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You know, I think JR Smith would do wonderful with the Warriors.


Or, he follows LeBron to the Lakers.
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Or, he follows LeBron to the Lakers.
No. He will be a better fit for GSW so he can hold the ball when down.
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No. He will be a better fit for GSW so he can hold the ball when down.
Dude. With THAT line-up, no one else is touching the ball. Ever. I think GSW is going undefeated next season.
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Dude. With THAT line-up, no one else is touching the ball. Ever. I think GSW is going undefeated next season.
with JR, the only people who could defeat them is "themselves"
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Old 07-11-2018, 11:41 AM
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GSW can also represent the entire Western Conference at the ASG. Forget about voting.
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^ Also at the Olympic. We dont need an US team... GSW is enough.
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Old 07-11-2018, 01:21 PM
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You think AllMElo will do well in Heat-land?
Hell no since he's old now. With PG and RW next to him, he still only shot 40%. Dragic, old Wade, and Whiteside ain't them.
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Hell no since he's old now. With PG and RW next to him, he still only shot 40%. Dragic, old Wade, and Whiteside ain't them.
Yeah, didn't think so. And so, would AlwaysaboutMElo do well anywhere with him hogging the ball and shots? Like, if the buzz is true that Houston wants him, good grief, Beardpapa and his minions will strangle the guy before the first game is over.
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^ Also at the Olympic. We dont need an US team... GSW is enough.
Just replace US to GS.

Eff it!
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Just replace US to GS.

Eff it!
The Golden States of America. Kinda goes with the golden shower theme David Dennison enjoys, right?
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They're trying to re-sign Capela but they're like $40MM apart. Melo also apparently might talk to the Heat
They let Capela go, that could be it. They already lost Ariza and Mbau a Moute, so their defense is going to struggle.

Old Melo is the complete opposite of defense, let alone his offense....
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Bulls trying to sign Parker...?

Well, considering he's been as injured as D-Rose, not sure if this is a good idea...
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Old 07-16-2018, 07:06 AM
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^Now official
Yeah. IMO, he's almost a LaVine #2. Decent offence but sub-par D. And not sure where Parker would slot on the lineup given who they have.

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That didnt take long.

NBA newsmaker and famous recluse LaVar Ball emerged back into public view recently to offer comment on a few issues. And the world paid rapt attention to the mercurial genius in the same way it does when Daniel Day-Lewis acts in a movie. It's a special event whenever a microphone appears in front of the Ball patriarch's mouth. It happens so rarely that it must be savored.

Ball confirmed something we should have already known: that he believes he could have beaten LeBron James in a game of one-on-one back when he was in better shape. His main argument? That he was a stronger, more impressive physical specimen than James.

When pressed if there's any video evidence to back this claim up, Ball said he didn't need any because the proof is all in his head.

Very revealing statement right there. Unintentional self-awareness.
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I ignore that dude. He's such a fargin idiot.
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Kinda surprised Toronto gave up DeRozen for Kawhi
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Especially that he's guaranteed 2 more years. Both are unhappy but TBH, DD should love the Spurs unless he gets hurt.
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Kinda surprised Toronto gave up DeRozen for Kawhi
DeSpurs! DeCoach!
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Seriously, I love basketball names almost as much as i love football names of WRs and RBs.
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wait... what? let me go do some reading first.. WTF???
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As word of the trade circulated the NBA social media atmosphere early this morning, DeRozan took to Instagram and posted a story there that read: "Be told one thing & the outcome another. Ain't no loyalty in this game. Sell you out for a quick bit of nothing ... Soon you'll understand ... Don't disturb."
I dont understand. This is a bad bad deal for the Raptors.

1, Kawhi is not going to stay. Toronto aint got another West Brooke. They dont even have DeRozen now.
2. They really pissed off both star players.... good luck to Spurs and Toronto with that.
3. Toronto will lose both Derozen and Kawhi after next year.... so why??

This is so stupid.
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I dont understand. This is a bad bad deal for the Raptors.

1, Kawhi is not going to stay. Toronto aint got another West Brooke. They dont even have DeRozen now.
2. They really pissed off both star players.... good luck to Spurs and Toronto with that.
3. Toronto will lose both Derozen and Kawhi after next year.... so why??

This is so stupid.
I think the Waptors' gamble here is that Kawhaptor will have a change of heart like George did and stay with the team that acquired him. They have 1 year to change his mind. While the socialist Canada has an oppressive taxation program, he will be still handsomely paid AND have an entire country's devotion if he embraces it. That's something he can't get in LeLaker-land. It's just 1 city. This is one country. That may appeal to him. Dunno. The other thing is, money talks...Toronnah can now offer the max 5-year deal whereas others can only give 4.

It's a crazy all-in move and while, I'm no Wapter fan, I am impressed at the balls they had to make this work. Superstar players -- and Kawaii piano is one of them -- do not grow on trees. While DeSaturn DeTulip is an all-star, he is not a superstar. Difference.



I think Mike Lawwwwree will be an okay side-kick for Kwahaptor.
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Old 07-18-2018, 12:43 PM
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Have the Raptors never reached out to the NBA to allow a higher team salary cap vs American teams because of Canadian taxes? I mean you start out the gate never as a favorite.
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i would be pissed if i were Kawhi, he now has to pay both american and canadian govt.
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I think the Waptors' gamble here is that Kawhaptor will have a change of heart like George did and stay with the team that acquired him. They have 1 year to change his mind. While the socialist Canada has an oppressive taxation program, he will be still handsomely paid AND have an entire country's devotion if he embraces it. That's something he can't get in LeLaker-land. It's just 1 city. This is one country. That may appeal to him. Dunno. The other thing is, money talks...Toronnah can now offer the max 5-year deal whereas others can only give 4.

It's a crazy all-in move and while, I'm no Wapter fan, I am impressed at the balls they had to make this work. Superstar players -- and Kawaii piano is one of them -- do not grow on trees. While DeSaturn DeTulip is an all-star, he is not a superstar. Difference.



I think Mike Lawwwwree will be an okay side-kick for Kwahaptor.
OKC did not give up West Broke for a chance with PG, if they did, PG would not have stayed.
Same thing with Raptors, if they are hoping for Kawaii to stay, they should keep Derazen to have a fighting chance. Kawaii is not going to give raptor 100%, why would he given his current mindset.
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I would rather live in Toronto than San Antonio, easy. But what if deep down, Kawhi is like Steve Francis and thinks TX>>>CA?
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i would be pissed if i were Kawhi, he now has to pay both american and canadian govt.
he has a lot of other reason to be pissed too.

Derozen is pissed too. So No one is happy.
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I would rather live in Toronto than San Antonio, easy. But what if deep down, Kawhi is like Steve Francis and thinks TX>>>CA?
I dont think he really cares. Now in his mind, he just has to get through this year and go to Lakers.
That will translate to shitty #s and more drama. Raptor just fucked themselves. At least they were a playoff team in the East.. top 3. Now they are nobody.
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he has a lot of other reason to be pissed too.

Derozen is pissed too. So No one is happy.


Now it would be a storyline if DeRozan went out right after this year said he wants to play for the Lakers.
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that will be the good payback to the Raptors and Spurs from both players. A big FU.

We will take both.
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I thought Spurs didnt want them to stack up on the West and they just somehow managed to move both over next year, if there is no surprise.
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Id wish Lebron would stop following me though.
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Id wish Lebron would stop following me though.


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Stupid move by the Raptors.

You trade your best player for a guy who you already know will leave after next year. KL didn't want to go to the Raptors. Now you have two pissed off player.
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