Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by AgelessDrifter, Aug 31, 2019.
dwight howard is the worst
when even Steve Nash hates you, you're probably a pretty shit teammate
Philly sure looks stacked now though.
Utumno, I am sorry about Klay Thompson being cursed. Golden State doesn't look to be tanking next season, at least. They signed Oubre Jr (nice pickup considering their cap situation), got arguably the best player in the draft, and still have Steph Curry. OKC and Houston probably won't be in the mix again this year. If Green and Wiggins can be above-average players then GS should make the playoffs.
philly will choke as always, no worry about that
sucks that celtics appear to have lost hayward, but i have confidence in ainge.
BIG MOREY GONNA TAKE PHILLY TO THE PROMISED LAND
lol not rly though because ben simmons somehow still cannot shoot a basketball
Doc Rivers has choked a number of times in the playoffs, however he is miles above the dogshit-tier coach quality of Brett Brown. Brown is a nice guy, but really just did not know what he was doing.
It feels like Philly's fate rests with Embiid's maturity. Embiid evinced his beliefs publicly in summer 2019 that he knew how to diet and condition better than the specialists hired by the franchise, and surprise: he showed up overweight and tired. Shirley temples and milkshakes apparently aren't that good for you. If he could just eat the undoubtedly delicious, healthy free gourmet food they put in front of him, sleep well, work out, and not throw temper tantrums, Philly could be a monster even with the Simmons/Embiid fit issues.
It seems like the body of evidence that his self-prescribed routines aren't working is so large by now that he could come to the right conclusion. We'll see
dumb move for hayward given his injury history and large guaranteed check, but i guess boston is probably too progressive for him and he wants to raise his family in indiana where they can grow up to be good trumpsters.
lol fuck that guy
The Embiid/Simmons fit issues aren't nearly as bad with 2+ dedicated shooters on the floor, either. Those two should be able to play a great 2-man game within 8-12 feet of the basket and kick it out if a 3rd/4th defender comes.
Neither of them are leaders either, so they're going to need some other people really forcefeeding them the necessary improvements to their game
David Bertans gets $80M / 5Y from Washington. He's decent enough as a stretch 4/5 guy, but man... Washington must really like collecting albatross contracts. Rumor is they're trying to swap Wall for Westbrook now.
Lakers took all of one hour to upgrade from Dwight by signing 6MOTY Harrell away from the Clippers. Not sure on the contract specifics. Lakers also picked up Wes Matthews for the vet minimum.
Dragic resigns with the heat for 37M/2Y. He seems slightly overpaid, but it's probably the right move for them to run it back with the same roster.
Gallo going to Atlanta for 61M/3Y. I'm glad the Mavericks didn't try to overpay for the guy. Great shooter, suspect on defense.
Fox resigns with the Kings for $163M/5Y with a clause to reach up to $196M (!). Good player, but that's a lot of fucking money to give a guard who shot 29% from the three last season. Is he really worth Lebron/Harden money?
Jerami Grant gets $60M/3Y from Detroit. Another small market team overpay, but not as bad as the Fox contract.
The Bucks-Bogdan deal somehow fell through and no one knows why or what happened. The Bucks waived Ilyasova (who got completely fucked over by this) and have no way of getting Bogdan now with the S&T off the table. Weird deal.
The ten highest paid free agents so far (Bertans, Harris, Morris, Grant, Gallinari, Beasley, Clarkson, Wood, Plumlee, Hood) have contracts that will pay them a grand total of $543M. Combined, they have a grand total of 0 All-Star appearances between them.
add Hayward to the list with his singular all-star appearance three years ago - MJ just gave him $120M/4Y so Charlotte can maybe be an 8th seed. Fred VanVleet getting 85M/4Y from Toronto.
This FA feels like 2016 all over again. What's with all the overpays?
Jesus christ, that list of names just evokes such a powerful sense of "yeah I guess since you couldn't get anyone better".
How can this much money be getting thrown around when every teams' finances are getting wrecked by covid? I'm not crying billionaires a river, I'm just surprised the teams are still wiling to sling this kind of cash for mediocre talent when realistically all these stadiums are going to be bleeding cash for another year.
Getting that Timofey Mozgov money
I started watching the NBA last year and somewhat enjoyed it. I hope to continue casually following in the future.
Please tell me what to think about the various free agent moves.
Thanks in advance.
what is ur team of choice
we can then tell u how horrible things are gonna be
As a Canadian who hates Toronto, I grudgingly cheered for the Raptors last year. I feel no loyalty to that team though.
I am going to try to watch more Denver this year and likely cheer for them. That Jamal Murray fellow looked mighty fine in the playoff bubble.
Raptors are actually a p good team and Big Booty Lowry is a likeable character.
Even though they beat golden state to win a chip (thanks to the entire team getting horrifically injured) the Raps may be one of the few teams I was okay with making it all the way over our corpses lol
Is Aron Bynes going to fill in for Gasol / Ibaka reasonably well you figure?
Gasol is getting old but still had a gr8 career and was a steady vet presence. Ibaka is pretty much the same. I don't really know Bynes' history well enough to say how well he'll fill them shoes. Sear or Kanmuk or others could give a better opinion. I was never that impressed with Bynes when I watched him in games.
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