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Anubis

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Oct 25, 2017
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I truly think my warriors in 6 prediction would've come to fruition had KD played from the jump. Now warriors r gonna be extra motivated.
 

bionic77

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In order I would rather keep Ball, Ingram and then Kuzma.

Kuzma is a fucking zero on defense. Its going to be really hard to keep him on the floor in the playoffs. Ball is the only one of them that can play playoff defense and he is afraid to shoot and is fragile so he is not perfect either, but he fits in more easily for a really good team trying to compete.

Ingram is better than Kuzma on defense but is still not that good. But I think he could be a productive player in the right situation. His biggest problem is he needs the ball on offense and he is just not consistent enough to get it over LeBron, AD or whoever the hell else we add this year.

We still need shooters too who can play defense and those guys don't grow on trees.

Be really interesting to see what team they put together for next year.
 

NinjaScooter

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Oct 25, 2017
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Obviously lol Lakers but, I...don't understand what the Pelicans are thinking here?
I thought at first Griffin and ownerships desire to compete right away around Zion was postering, but it seems like it’s their actual intention. No idea why you wouldn’t want as many bites at the apple to find a young, long term running mate for Zion as possible. Any vet/established player you trade for instead is either going to be over the hill or on another team by the time Zion is reaching his prime.
 

mjp2417

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I thought at first Griffin and ownerships desire to compete right away around Zion was postering, but it seems like it’s their actual intention. No idea why you wouldn’t want as many bites at the apple to find a young, long term running mate for Zion as possible. Any vet/established player you trade for instead is either going to be over the hill or on another team by the time Zion is reaching his prime.
I hate to give him credit, but Bill Simmons did the whole are we sure David Griffin is a good GM thing when he left Cleveland and he very well may have been right. This is the exact same mistake they made with their last generational talent.
 

Brinbe

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I thought at first Griffin and ownerships desire to compete right away around Zion was postering, but it seems like it’s their actual intention. No idea why you wouldn’t want as many bites at the apple to find a young, long term running mate for Zion as possible. Any vet/established player you trade for instead is either going to be over the hill or on another team by the time Zion is reaching his prime.
yep. garland/jrue/ingram/zion/get anyone to play C
still got ball and maybe kuz off the bench?

that's a decent core.
 

CopperPuppy

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Literally anybody who wasn't Golden States Medical staff knew it was an Achilles injury. And those clowns are getting paid six figure salaries.
"Literally anybody"? We have been told multiple times that Raptors fans only thought it was a stubbed toe, or perhaps a sudden fart.

The notion that everyone knew his injury was likely serious, while accurate, does not comport with this narrative.

Please be careful with your words in the future.
 

Crumb

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"Literally anybody"? We have been told multiple times that Raptors fans only thought it was a stubbed toe, or perhaps a sudden fart.

The notion that everyone knew his injury was likely serious, while accurate, does not comport with this narrative.

Please be careful with your words in the future.
Real classy response.
Please do not bully him.
 

10k

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"Literally anybody"? We have been told multiple times that Raptors fans only thought it was a stubbed toe, or perhaps a sudden fart.

The notion that everyone knew his injury was likely serious, while accurate, does not comport with this narrative.

Please be careful with your words in the future.
Try not to make a sweeping generalization about Raptors fans in the future, thanks. Go back to my post history.
 
Nov 2, 2017
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Can't imagine many peeps gonna be rocking LA Ingram jerseys after he's traded. Thrift stores, eBay, garage sales, closets, are about to be bombarded with more sad jerseys.
 

Deception

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With KD being injured and likely to opt-in, that makes the West wide open next season. If Klay leaves in free agency then the Warriors might struggle to make the playoffs if it's just Steph and Draymond.
 

NinjaScooter

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This was the bare minimum I expected them to have to give up tbh. I figured if they keep Hart and all their future picks then that's a huge win.
Giving up that much is tough, but the thing to remember is AD is really fucking young for a guy as accomplished and established as he is. If you can get him to re-up, and he continues playing at this level, you are set up to rebuild around him post-LeBron when he’ll only be 29 (whether the Lakers front office is competent though to that is another story). It’s not like you’d be giving up the future for a short term bet. AD is the present and the future for whoever trades for him.
 
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Brinbe

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They should be trading Jrue. His value will never be higher and he doesn't fit their timeline. Maybe this is an ownership directive(?) but if so that's not good.
that would make sense, zion is the franchise at this point build around him with other guys within at least 5 years of him. but yeah, you're right, stuff like that is always coming from ownership.
 

Tophat Jones

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Oct 26, 2017
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Hart is a bum.

But Lakers would have max space still to use. I wouldn’t want a max guy. I’d fill out the roster with non day one free agents. Dudes like Thad Young who can be had cheap the second week of July.

Just don’t sign the damn meme team again.
 
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spyder_ur

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I thought at first Griffin and ownerships desire to compete right away around Zion was postering, but it seems like it’s their actual intention. No idea why you wouldn’t want as many bites at the apple to find a young, long term running mate for Zion as possible. Any vet/established player you trade for instead is either going to be over the hill or on another team by the time Zion is reaching his prime.
He might just not like the players being discussed in this draft. I think it makes some sense to bring in some veterans, but I has to be the right one and I don’t know who that is for the 4th pick.

Personally (and as reported), I think he’s got his eyes on Tatum and other things from the Celtics. It’s easily the most valuable piece that’s been discussed. Celts have been really leak-proof about potential trade pieces here, which I find pretty interesting.

I now think this goes down before draft day whereas I didn’t before.
 
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