NBA 2019 Offseason |OT| Nobody beats the Wiz (ards of Washington DC)

mjp2417

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Nov 2, 2017
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All of the analysis I'm seeing so far is about how this trade affects the Rockets offense, but between losing CP3 and Jeff Bzdelik that Houston defense is gonna be rough. Westbrook/Harden is the worst defensive backcourt of any ostensible title contender.
 

Gigglepoo

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Oct 25, 2017
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All of the analysis I'm seeing so far is about how this trade affects the Rockets offense, but between losing CP3 and Jeff Bzdelik that Houston defense is gonna be rough. Westbrook/Harden is the worst defensive backcourt of any ostensible title contender.
Curry and DLo? Dame and CJ? Westbrook and Harden are better than their reputations. Harden is pretty good defending the post and Westbrook at least tries (though he gambles too much).
 

mjp2417

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Nov 2, 2017
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Curry and DLo? Dame and CJ? Westbrook and Harden are better than their reputations. Harden is pretty good defending the post and Westbrook at least tries (though he gambles too much).
Feels like the Dubs are in a gap year, and the Blazers aren't title contenders in this universe. Going from Chris Paul to Russell Westbrook is a meaningful defensive downgrade.
 

itsamiracle

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Oct 27, 2017
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Morey shouldn't be that far off getting the boot either. Ujiri saved his hide by getting lucky with the Leonard gamble, but I don't see WB contributing to more than a WCF appearance (at best)
 
Oct 25, 2017
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feels like D’antoni is on the brink of getting fired if this shit don’t work the first month or so
I don’t think he cares. They let go of all his assistants and lowballed him when they tried to negotiate a contract extension.
He is not coming back after next season anyway.
Morey shouldn't be that far off getting the boot either. Ujiri saved his hide by getting lucky with the Leonard gamble, but I don't see WB contributing to more than a WCF appearance (at best)
Morey is safe. They will never be able to find anyone better than him.
He also just got a new contract and their new cheapskate owners isn’t going to be paying 2 GMs.
 

RiPPn

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Oct 25, 2017
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With Paul's decline and injury risk I feel Westbrook is at least a lateral move and with a little luck could definitely raise the ceiling like Gigglepoo said. We haven't seen him on a team constructed like the Rockets that could really play to his strengths. It's going to be interesting to watch and see what happens for sure.
 

TTG

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Would anything in the basketball world please a Warriors fan more than a Houston/Dubs first round with Curry banishing Houston again? One dude has gotten knocked out by the Warriors every year he's been with Houston but 1 when he couldn't get far enough which coincidentally has been Westbrook's routine, except for the one time he made it and got slapped around so bad KD switched teams. Fast forward to next post season when the Warriors put this atrocity of a basketball team out of its misery leaving Houston a smoldering ruin for good.
 

ThatWasAJoke

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Oct 28, 2017
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There's a lot of delusional Knicks fans on the internet. That team's ceiling is 30 wins and an 11th seed. Do any of their young guys even project as a quality starter, maybeeee Knox?? (or Barrett if your a believer in him which is debatable)
 
Oct 25, 2017
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There's a lot of delusional Knicks fans on the internet. That team's ceiling is 30 wins and an 11th seed. Do any of their young guys even project as a quality starter, maybeeee Knox?? (or Barrett if your a believer in him which is debatable)
I can't quite understand if the Knicks are either:

A) overpaying a ton of middling free agents so they have a lot of salary filler to trade in case a superstar requests a trade within the next 2 seasons or...

B) desperately trying to put together a .500 team in time for the 2021 free agency so they can poach one of the superstars.
 

TRCK

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Oct 25, 2017
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I can't quite understand if the Knicks are either:

A) overpaying a ton of middling free agents so they have a lot of salary filler to trade in case a superstar requests a trade within the next 2 seasons or...

B) desperately trying to put together a .500 team in time for the 2021 free agency so they can poach one of the superstars.
C) Hoping that one of these players go superstar status this season lol.
 

Brinbe

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Oct 25, 2017
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Terana

completely missed it yesterday but what a piece of shit. up there with drew eubanks elbowing chris boucher in the nuts the other day.

also lol

 

Grandia

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Natiko

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Oct 25, 2017
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I wanted to see Westbrook on the Heat just for the fuckery of it all, but the Rockets are still a prime fuckery destination. Should be fun to watch the fireworks.
 

Tom Penny

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Oct 26, 2017
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CP3 Is going to the Heat. OKC is going to tank and Ainge is astounded by their amount of picks. I wish the Celtics could aquire Adams but probably impossible.
 

RandomSeed

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Oct 27, 2017
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Grayson Allen is lucky to be playing now, rather than in the days where acting like that would get you laid out. He's like a no talent version of CP3? WOW. Protect my balls if true.
 

Brinbe

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Oct 25, 2017
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was just rewatching this and it's fucking crazy how different the league is right now if okc just closes this game out. roberson/adams the only ones left standing now.

we definitely don't have a title this year, so i'll take it. but goddamn is it crazy to watch 3 years later.

highkey, #blameklay
 

effzee

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Oct 26, 2017
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NJ
So CP3 is going to be moved right? No way he plays out the season in OKC right?

Who in the world would want him? I imagine OKC would have to part ways with one of their better 1st round picks to get rid of Paul.
 

mrmoose

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Nov 13, 2017
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8 1st round picks. My word. They can draft a 2nd team lol.

I bet not one of those picks amounts to anything outside of a starter and some rotation players.
Are those 1-4 protected picks unprotected the next year, or do they become second rounders? Because I can't see the Rockets being all that good in 2024 and 2026, though I guess we haven't really seen what the value of an expiring supermax contract is on the trade block.

In addition to maybe convincing a team that CP3 is the missing piece to their title aspirations and actually getting some value out of him, this probably also will increase Adams' stats and maybe make him a more enticing piece for someone.