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CP3 has gone home :D


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No third team to take Paul? Interesting.

Pretty good move for Houston. Intrigued to see Westbrook in a Dantoni offense.

They are serious contenders again. Also let out of jail for that dubious contract they gave Paul a few years ago.


I'm curious to see how he and Harden co-exist. Houston's offense has largely been iso sets for Harden with spot up shooters. Paul might have been a ball-dominant PG but he did fit fine because he can shoot. I'd imagine they'll end up making their rotations have one of either RWB or Harden on the floor at all times and when both on the floor they'll be an imperfect fit but still tough to stop.


I gotta think the space will help Westbrook, since drives are about the only bucket he hits reliably nowadays, and of course he’s no stranger to iso-ball so I think he’ll feel comfortable...but I also think we’ll see a different Houston, one that will ratchet up the pace considerably; they were bottom 5 in the NBA in pace last season. In that way I think Westbrook suits what has traditionally been Dantoni’s style: fast and energetic.

Dantoni has his critics but I think he’s really good at adapting his team’s style to his personnel, rather than trying to force a square peg into a round hole as many coaches do.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 12, 2019 6:41 am 
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The Beauden Barrett to the Blues thing (which I don't particularly mind tbh) has kind of got me thinking about how weird it must be for US sports fans and player movement and how relatively stable team rosters are everywhere else.

I can't even imagine how diehard OKC fans would be feeling right now seeing their team go from solid (if underperforming) contenders to trash in the space of a week.


They will be feeling long-suffering and praying a new generation team comes through in next few years...


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fonzeee wrote:
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No third team to take Paul? Interesting.

Pretty good move for Houston. Intrigued to see Westbrook in a Dantoni offense.

They are serious contenders again. Also let out of jail for that dubious contract they gave Paul a few years ago.


I'm curious to see how he and Harden co-exist. Houston's offense has largely been iso sets for Harden with spot up shooters. Paul might have been a ball-dominant PG but he did fit fine because he can shoot. I'd imagine they'll end up making their rotations have one of either RWB or Harden on the floor at all times and when both on the floor they'll be an imperfect fit but still tough to stop.


I gotta think the space will help Westbrook, since drives are about the only bucket he hits reliably nowadays, and of course he’s no stranger to iso-ball so I think he’ll feel comfortable...but I also think we’ll see a different Houston, one that will ratchet up the pace considerably; they were bottom 5 in the NBA in pace last season. In that way I think Westbrook suits what has traditionally been Dantoni’s style: fast and energetic.

Dantoni has his critics but I think he’s really good at adapting his team’s style to his personnel, rather than trying to force a square peg into a round hole as many coaches do.


Am not a fan of the Dantoni system at all, too reliant on a magic carpet ride to win a championship cause as soon as Rockets make playoffs they end up getting exposed, like dumb things as 0-27 3 point shot jacking in a game 7...


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Sam presti is the master of drafting players.

Trust the process!


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:18 am 
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Sam presti is the master of drafting players.

Trust the process!


I mean, he was killing it for a while but he's just been drafting nothing but wings who can't shoot for the last 5 years or so.


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I just found out the news about Westbrook's trade. Wow! I'm not sure what the Rockets are thinking having two ball hogs on the same team?


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With Westbrook & PG traded, I have two questions:

1. Do OKC also want to trade Adams?

2. Can OKC trade Adams?


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:39 pm 
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Tehui wrote:
With Westbrook & PG traded, I have two questions:

1. Do OKC also want to trade Adams?

2. Can OKC trade Adams?


I think they probably do. He's young, but not really the sort of player you build around and by the time they build something decent, they'll have to give him a new contract or risk losing him for nothing.

His contract makes him tough to move - they were shopping him around before the draft and didn't attract a massive amount of interest apparently. Thing have changed since then obviously and the Thunder may well be willing to give him up for future assets rather than looking for pieces to help them contend now.

$25M for two seasons makes him tough to fit into a contender, but he could absolutely help a lot of teams. It'll be interesting to see how this season goes for him if he stays with the Thunder. His rebounding numbers will go through the roof as he'd adopt a more traditional role on defensive rebounding and he'll probably score a bit more at a lower % as they'd give him more touches and maybe even run plays for him in the post.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 12, 2019 11:11 pm 
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Jay Cee Gee wrote:
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With Westbrook & PG traded, I have two questions:

1. Do OKC also want to trade Adams?

2. Can OKC trade Adams?


I think they probably do. He's young, but not really the sort of player you build around and by the time they build something decent, they'll have to give him a new contract or risk losing him for nothing.

His contract makes him tough to move - they were shopping him around before the draft and didn't attract a massive amount of interest apparently. Thing have changed since then obviously and the Thunder may well be willing to give him up for future assets rather than looking for pieces to help them contend now.

$25M for two seasons makes him tough to fit into a contender, but he could absolutely help a lot of teams. It'll be interesting to see how this season goes for him if he stays with the Thunder. His rebounding numbers will go through the roof as he'd adopt a more traditional role on defensive rebounding and he'll probably score a bit more at a lower % as they'd give him more touches and maybe even run plays for him in the post.


To put Adams' contract and the incompetence of other teams into context, the Kings gave Trevor Ariza $25 million for 2 years. I'd much rather have Adams at 25/2 than Ariza, but that should be obvious to anyone who isn't Vlade Divac.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 12, 2019 11:19 pm 
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goeagles wrote:
Jay Cee Gee wrote:
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With Westbrook & PG traded, I have two questions:

1. Do OKC also want to trade Adams?

2. Can OKC trade Adams?


I think they probably do. He's young, but not really the sort of player you build around and by the time they build something decent, they'll have to give him a new contract or risk losing him for nothing.

His contract makes him tough to move - they were shopping him around before the draft and didn't attract a massive amount of interest apparently. Thing have changed since then obviously and the Thunder may well be willing to give him up for future assets rather than looking for pieces to help them contend now.

$25M for two seasons makes him tough to fit into a contender, but he could absolutely help a lot of teams. It'll be interesting to see how this season goes for him if he stays with the Thunder. His rebounding numbers will go through the roof as he'd adopt a more traditional role on defensive rebounding and he'll probably score a bit more at a lower % as they'd give him more touches and maybe even run plays for him in the post.


To put Adams' contract and the incompetence of other teams into context, the Kings gave Trevor Ariza $25 million for 2 years. I'd much rather have Adams at 25/2 than Ariza, but that should be obvious to anyone who isn't Vlade Divac.


Adams is $25m per season, if he was on Ariza's contract he'd have been snapped up ages ago.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 12, 2019 11:25 pm 
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All Adams needs is develop a jumper and a 3 point shot and his value stays put. But I fear Billy Donovan doesn't utilise him like that in his defensive style and why he hadn't developed his game, at least his rebound numbers will be around 10-20 mark per game


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https://twitter.com/NBA/status/1150152261953368066

Eurostep into RH windmill off right foot. No biggie.


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 14, 2019 2:17 am 
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OKC wouldn't want to trade Adams. If they're looking to rebuild they'd still want some experienced especially physical players. You can't drop too far down as it'll become a spiral which would be contagious. Suddenly your decent picks develip in to mediocre players.


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 14, 2019 2:27 am 
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Jay Cee Gee wrote:
goeagles wrote:
Jay Cee Gee wrote:
Tehui wrote:
With Westbrook & PG traded, I have two questions:

1. Do OKC also want to trade Adams?

2. Can OKC trade Adams?


I think they probably do. He's young, but not really the sort of player you build around and by the time they build something decent, they'll have to give him a new contract or risk losing him for nothing.

His contract makes him tough to move - they were shopping him around before the draft and didn't attract a massive amount of interest apparently. Thing have changed since then obviously and the Thunder may well be willing to give him up for future assets rather than looking for pieces to help them contend now.

$25M for two seasons makes him tough to fit into a contender, but he could absolutely help a lot of teams. It'll be interesting to see how this season goes for him if he stays with the Thunder. His rebounding numbers will go through the roof as he'd adopt a more traditional role on defensive rebounding and he'll probably score a bit more at a lower % as they'd give him more touches and maybe even run plays for him in the post.


To put Adams' contract and the incompetence of other teams into context, the Kings gave Trevor Ariza $25 million for 2 years. I'd much rather have Adams at 25/2 than Ariza, but that should be obvious to anyone who isn't Vlade Divac.


Adams is $25m per season, if he was on Ariza's contract he'd have been snapped up ages ago.


That makes more sense.


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OKC wouldn't want to trade Adams. If they're looking to rebuild they'd still want some experienced especially physical players. You can't drop too far down as it'll become a spiral which would be contagious. Suddenly your decent picks develip in to mediocre players.


As long as you are a competent organization it's not a problem. The Sonics had a horrific roster and Durant and Westbrook developed just fine. It's when you suck and have a shitshow of an organization (see: Lakers) that it becomes a development problem.


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What's the bored's opinion on Tacko Fall?


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He's still really raw, but he seems pretty co-ordinated for a guy that big. He's not Yao Ming, but he's better than George Muresan.


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What's the bored's opinion on Tacko Fall?


Celtics fans have been really impressed from what I’ve seen. He might have a role player’s spot in the league a la Boban Marjanovic.

As Bowens says he really is exceptionally coordinated and non-bumbling for a man his size, or even one half a foot shorter


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Unsurprisingly there's not much interest around the league in trading for Chris Paul - being reported he'll at least start the year with the Thunder.


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Boogie possibly out for the season

https://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/273 ... iss-season


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Almost certainly. Given his history, you'd have to imagine no one would rush him back.


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Has anyone listened to the 30 for 30 podcast series on Donald Sterling? It's amazing.


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Unsurprisingly there's not much interest around the league in trading for Chris Paul - being reported he'll at least start the year with the Thunder.

Carmelo would kill to be in an NBA team, period.


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And now has a warrant for his arrest for allegedly threatening his baby mama with a gun.


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And now has a warrant for his arrest for allegedly threatening his baby mama with a gun.


WOAH! What a dick!

It will be interesting what is said on First Take and Skip and Shannon about this.


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And now has a warrant for his arrest for allegedly threatening his baby mama with a gun.


WOAH! What a dick!

It will be interesting what is said on First Take and Skip and Shannon about this.


Actually to be fair, I'd mis-remembered. He did threaten to shoot her, but it was over the phone. Still terrible though.


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Jay Cee Gee wrote:
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And now has a warrant for his arrest for allegedly threatening his baby mama with a gun.


WOAH! What a dick!

It will be interesting what is said on First Take and Skip and Shannon about this.


Actually to be fair, I'd mis-remembered. He did threaten to shoot her, but it was over the phone. Still terrible though.


Indeed, it was enough to issue a warrant for his arrest.


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More on the Cousins:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qsXsHeVdT8g

His accuser claims he has prior domestic violence.


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I am sleep deprived, to say the least, but I have been loving the World Cup.

Doing lots of small bets - mainly player props, as the TAB tends to have generous lines here. Also backed in Serbia for the title + Bogs as top point scorer.

So much fun. Plenty of cracking games already.

Hopefully the Greek coach continues to have no idea how to use Giannis - but I fear he'll go ham on us tonight...


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Ok, that's a crazy finish.

https://twitter.com/espnW/status/1173374840109031425


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What a set of ovaries to ignore the open (wo)man alone in front of the basket to jack up a thirty-footer with six seconds to go, down by two.


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What a set of ovaries to ignore the open (wo)man alone in front of the basket to jack up a thirty-footer with six seconds to go, down by two.


It was a crazy shot to take, yeah. I think maybe he thought she was gonna step out of bounds?


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fonzeee wrote:
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What a set of ovaries to ignore the open (wo)man alone in front of the basket to jack up a thirty-footer with six seconds to go, down by two.


Tell that to Steph Curry :nod: .


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This view is awesome: https://twitter.com/WNBA/status/1173385729180930049

I've watched/followed a fair bit of the WNBA this season. The Sky are (were!) my favourite team to watch, as they lead the league in pace. Really fun.

So I kinda feel for them - but the Mystics are curb-stomping everyone to the title anyway... so yeah...


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This is why you don’t try to be the commissioner everyone likes. Impossible spot for Silver.


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Seems strange the NBA refused to play in Charlotte due to single gender bathrooms yet they’ll grovel to China over this issue. Perhaps wokeness is thick with hypocrisy after all.


When hasn't corporate wokeness not been saturated with hypocrisy?


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The 2019–20 NBA season will be the 74th season of the National Basketball Association. The regular season will begin on October 22, 2019 and will end on April 15, 2020. The playoffs will begin on April 18, 2020, and will end with the NBA Finals in June 2020. The 2020 NBA All-Star Game will be played on February 16, 2020, at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois.


I'm looking forward to this season. It's been a while since we've had an NBA season without a clear favourite to take it all.


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