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« Reply #22440 on: December 23, 2018, 12:42:34 AM »
Is this the first time ever that both the clippers and the lakers have been good?

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« Reply #22441 on: December 23, 2018, 02:46:50 AM »
I don't know about good, but there was one year when they both made the playoffs, and both got eliminated by the Seven Seconds Or Less Suns.

It was the one playoff year with Elton Brand, when they'd traded for Sam Cassell. With Corey Maggette and a pre-injury Shaun Livingston. Was also the year Kobe scored 35 a game and played with Smush Parker and Kwame Brown.

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« Reply #22442 on: December 24, 2018, 12:42:47 AM »
Bulls seem to finally be figuring out that looking to set up markkannen 20 times a game is a good idea

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« Reply #22443 on: December 25, 2018, 12:25:26 AM »
They realized there's no reason not to play him with Carter.

Also the Jabari Parker saga is a top five Bulls nonsense saga this season.

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« Reply #22444 on: December 25, 2018, 09:11:35 PM »
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« Reply #22445 on: December 25, 2018, 10:00:55 PM »
some reporter asked LeBron what it would be like if the Lakers got Anthony Davis :lol
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That would be amazing, like, duh. That would be incredible.

Honestly, he gone.

Pels need to act accordingly. Wait til the offseason when Boston can trade and start the bidding war.

I just hope Gayle doesn't half ass it like her husband had been doing. But I get the sneaking suspicion we are going to drastically overpay to bring in someone before the deadline that isn't going to be enough to keep Davis and then wait to fire Demps until he has damn near sold off every asset we have as a last ditch effort to save his skin and embarrassment.

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« Reply #22446 on: December 25, 2018, 10:34:12 PM »
LeBron teasing us before he ultimately folds to the Warriors in the playoffs.  ::)

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« Reply #22447 on: December 27, 2018, 12:04:54 AM »

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« Reply #22448 on: December 27, 2018, 04:52:56 AM »
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« Reply #22449 on: December 28, 2018, 12:35:18 AM »
Lakers blow game they controlled all night.

https://twitter.com/SacramentoKings/status/1078524224686325760

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« Reply #22450 on: December 28, 2018, 05:10:12 AM »


this has no right to be this good

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« Reply #22451 on: December 28, 2018, 05:11:18 AM »


lets go home

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« Reply #22452 on: December 28, 2018, 06:49:25 AM »
didn't even see that the Knicks waived Ron Baker...and the Wizards signed him...

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« Reply #22453 on: January 03, 2019, 06:20:05 AM »
Miami Heat is 6th in the East with a .500 record!

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« Reply #22454 on: January 03, 2019, 09:51:08 AM »
DeAndre Jordan FT%:70.5


Lonzo Ball: FT%:45.0%
Lebron James: FT%:68.2
Brandon Ingram: FT%:62.0

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« Reply #22455 on: January 04, 2019, 12:32:43 PM »

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« Reply #22456 on: January 04, 2019, 12:56:23 PM »
that Rockets GSW game was incredible.

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« Reply #22457 on: January 04, 2019, 06:11:31 PM »
Harden averaged 36 points a game as Houston went 10-4 in December.  He's averaged 41 ppg in their last ten as they've gone 9-1. With Chris Paul missing like half of those or more.

Capela's also been in BEAST MODE: 17/15.5 over those ten games.

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« Reply #22458 on: January 06, 2019, 08:02:15 PM »
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« Reply #22459 on: January 06, 2019, 08:03:49 PM »
And down goes Thibodeau.

Everybody was waiting for that domino to drop forever.


Lakers without Lebron, Kuzma, and Rondo are understandably free falling.

Lonzo might have a capable NBA career but he's looking more and more like he will never be anything but an average NBA player.  And Brandon Ingram simply hasn't taken the step this season that most people thought he was capable of. He's playing worse for whatever reason than he did last season rather than improving.

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« Reply #22460 on: January 06, 2019, 08:11:29 PM »
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Former Chicago Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg is in serious consideration by Minnesota owner Glen Taylor to become either the general manager or head coach in the future, league sources told ESPN.
don't just take everything the Bulls cast off jeez

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« Reply #22461 on: January 06, 2019, 08:12:57 PM »
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Chandler Parsons' career with the Memphis Grizzlies is likely over, with the two sides agreeing to a separation on Sunday, league sources told ESPN.

Parsons will leave Memphis as the organization and his agent, James Dunleavy of ISE Sports, work to structure a resolution on Parsons' future, sources said.

Parsons, 30, is owed $38 million on his original four-year, $94 million maximum contract, including $25.1 million for the 2019-20 season.

The sides will work to find a trade for Parsons, sources said. The Grizzlies haven't shown a willingness to include a first-round draft pick to move Parsons' deal but have been open to accepting a longer-term contract for him, league sources said. The team still believes Parsons will have value as an expiring contract, even if it takes into the offseason to make a deal.

The final disagreement that led to Parsons leaving the team and city -- perhaps permanently -- has been centered around the circumstances of a possible G League assignment.

Grizzlies GM Chris Wallace wanted Parsons to play several games with the Grizzlies' G League affiliate, the Memphis Hustle, before deciding on returning Parsons to the active roster with the Grizzlies, sources said.

Parsons has been willing to play games with the G League affiliate but wanted a clearer plan and a timetable in place that would return him to the Grizzlies' active roster, league sources said.
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The Cleveland Cavaliers waived guard Patrick McCaw on Sunday, one week after signing him to two-year, $6 million non-guaranteed deal.

McCaw, 23, played in three games with Cleveland. The Cavaliers had to make a decision by Monday to keep McCaw on their roster at a prorated $3 million for the rest of the season.

The Cavaliers got McCaw after the Warriors declined to match an offer sheet last week.

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« Reply #22462 on: January 07, 2019, 01:04:54 AM »

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« Reply #22463 on: January 08, 2019, 02:08:53 AM »
http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/25705352/hedo-turkoglu-says-enes-kanter-new-york-knicks-irrational-smear-campaign-turkey
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Former NBA player Hedo Turkoglu, now a chief adviser to the president of Turkey, says comments by Enes Kanter about the country are nothing more than an ongoing "political smear campaign" by the New York Knicks center.

Kanter last week said he would not travel with the Knicks to London for a game against the Washington Wizards on Jan. 17 because he fears for his life because of his ongoing clash with Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
wait, why is Hedo a chief adviser to Erdogan?

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Kanter told reporters at the Knicks' shootaround Monday in Portland that Turkoglu likely was being told to say those things.

"It's probably not [Turkoglu], but the president making him say it," Kanter told reporters. "If you look at his Twitter, it's German, English and Turkish. It's three languages, and he doesn't even know German. They're probably making him do it. He's kind of like his puppy dog. Lap dog is better. He probably got so much money for that."

A Knicks team official said last week that Kanter wouldn't travel to London because of a visa issue, but Kanter on Monday said that was incorrect.

"They don't understand the conversation and it's very confusing," said Kanter, who posted a photo of a travel document on Twitter. "It's not a visa issue. ... I have a travel document.... I can travel."

Kanter reportedly was indicted by the Istanbul Cyber Crimes Investigation Bureau last year because of "hurtful and humiliating" comments made about Turkoglu, the president of the Turkish Basketball Federation, on social media.

I can't seem to figure out exactly what Hedo is advising about other than taking shots at Kanter. :idont
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President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Tuesday appointed a former basketball star as one of his senior advisers, a source within the presidential office said.

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« Reply #22464 on: January 11, 2019, 08:31:47 PM »

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« Reply #22466 on: January 17, 2019, 12:02:49 AM »
James Harden is breaking basketball


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« Reply #22467 on: January 17, 2019, 12:40:50 AM »
Was there, ruined at end as they choked it 😭
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« Reply #22468 on: January 17, 2019, 01:18:54 AM »
Kyrie might have the best touch ever with his off hand

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« Reply #22469 on: January 17, 2019, 09:29:35 PM »
A bundle of rumors came out about the Mavs trying to move Dennis Smith Jr., so now they're apparently having meetings to smooth things over. Smith apparently has demanded a trade though. Mavs were looking to deal him because they don't think he and Doncic can play together long term as he forces Doncic off the ball.

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« Reply #22471 on: January 19, 2019, 05:28:16 AM »
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Brooklyn Nets forward/center Kenneth Faried has agreed to a contract buyout, clearing the way for him to sign a free-agent deal with the Houston Rockets
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The Rockets are aggressively working to find a trade for the exiled Carmelo Anthony before Monday's 5 p.m. ET deadline to clear a roster spot for Faried, league sources said. The Rockets will need to trade a player to a team with an open roster spot, or waive a player

The cleanest solution to the Rockets clearing a roster spot without a trade is releasing James Nunnally five days early from his 10-day contract.
i would think the cleanest solution would be to just waive Melo?

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« Reply #22472 on: January 23, 2019, 11:36:43 PM »


Jesus

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« Reply #22473 on: January 23, 2019, 11:42:35 PM »
gross, Oladipo might be out for the season

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« Reply #22474 on: January 25, 2019, 09:08:40 AM »
Not might. He ruptured his quad, breh.

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« Reply #22475 on: January 25, 2019, 09:12:27 AM »
When I posted that he hadn't had his MRI yet :bolo

Also I totally did not know that Zion Williamson is like 285 pounds and built like Metta World Peace.

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« Reply #22476 on: January 28, 2019, 08:03:47 AM »
Welp.
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« Reply #22477 on: January 28, 2019, 08:05:18 AM »
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Agent Rich Paul has notified the New Orleans Pelicans that All-NBA forward Anthony Davis has no intention of signing a contract extension if and when presented one and that he has requested a trade, Paul told ESPN on Monday.

"Anthony wants to be traded to a team that allows him the chance to win consistently and compete for a championship," Paul said.

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« Reply #22478 on: January 28, 2019, 08:30:52 AM »
Yeah that’s what the welp was for  :lol

Fun week or so for New Orleans sports. Would rather him go to Celtics but we’ll probably end up with Lonzo and the re-emergence of his dad as a main character.
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« Reply #22479 on: January 28, 2019, 08:43:26 AM »
just messing with the trade machine a bit, there's not really a huge amount of great deals out there to make with Davis going to a "contender" (I included the two LA teams), especially since he makes $25 million

it's weird because he's one of the greatest players in the league, but I'm unsure if many of these teams would send their best asset for him, I think the Lakers would now deal Ingram for anything unlike last summer, but the Clippers wouldn't want to send Harris, and then you can't really make a compelling package, that's similar with a number of the other teams

it'd be kinda fun for the Raptors to put together a full fledged one-year one-shot mercenary squad targeted at the Warriors I suppose

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« Reply #22480 on: January 28, 2019, 08:48:35 AM »
So you're saying that he'll be traded to the Bulls for Jabari Parker. :hyper

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« Reply #22481 on: January 28, 2019, 09:08:15 AM »
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« Reply #22482 on: January 28, 2019, 09:17:02 AM »
just messing with the trade machine a bit, there's not really a huge amount of great deals out there to make with Davis going to a "contender" (I included the two LA teams), especially since he makes $25 million

it's weird because he's one of the greatest players in the league, but I'm unsure if many of these teams would send their best asset for him, I think the Lakers would now deal Ingram for anything unlike last summer, but the Clippers wouldn't want to send Harris, and then you can't really make a compelling package, that's similar with a number of the other teams

it'd be kinda fun for the Raptors to put together a full fledged one-year one-shot mercenary squad targeted at the Warriors I suppose

The Pels have no need to rush into trading him IMO.

Hopefully they just sit on it and let the market build itself.

You can't really get Boston into the mix unless they trade Kyrie, otherwise there are Rose rule implications that prevent anything before the summer....Which the Pels hopefully are open to letting this drag into if nothing lucrative pops up since Boston as of right now seems like the bidder with the most to offer.

If nothing else though, Loomis better have Demps' separation papers drafted up by the end of the week. If he is the guy that gets to rebuild his own mess I might just be done with two sports in one season.

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« Reply #22483 on: January 28, 2019, 10:02:15 AM »
It does seem like an odd time to do this, less than two weeks before the deadline makes it even more unlikely for teams that aren't the Lakers to actually carve up their rosters. Now you've got a Dwightmare type situation where the best player has suggested he's already given up on the season or trying to make a playoff run pretty much.

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« Reply #22484 on: January 31, 2019, 03:57:30 PM »
Woj is saying Porzingis to the Mavs wtf

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« Reply #22485 on: January 31, 2019, 04:07:14 PM »
He asked for a trade earlier today apparently and they decided to do it immediately, this is the package that sources were saying they were offering New Orleans for Davis but I wonder if that was some confusion now.
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The Dallas Mavericks have agreed to a trade with the New York Knicks for All-Star forward Kristaps Porzingis, league sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski on Thursday.

The trade also includes the Knicks sending Courtney Lee and Tim Hardaway Jr. to the Mavericks in return for Wesley Matthews, Dennis Smith Jr. and DeAndre Jordan, league sources told Wojnarowski. The deal may also include draft assets, sources said.
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Earlier Thursday, Porzingis met with Knicks meeting and left franchise officials with the impression that he wanted to be traded, league sources told ESPN.

Porzingis can be a restricted free agent this summer.

There's been a strong disconnect between Porzingis and Knicks management in recent years, and it culminated in Thursday's meeting. He expressed concerns on the state of the franchise and his future with the organization, sources said.
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Porzingis and his brother Janis, who is his agent, met with Knicks management on Thursday morning and discussed his frustration with the franchise's losing, its past dysfunction and his own uncertainty over creating sustainable organizational success, sources said.
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« Reply #22486 on: January 31, 2019, 05:10:16 PM »
Mark Cuban quickly rebuilding with 2 generational talents :whew

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« Reply #22487 on: January 31, 2019, 05:48:05 PM »
They'll have to wait an extra year now but they still have a max slot coming up too when Barnes and Powell expire.

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« Reply #22488 on: January 31, 2019, 05:53:35 PM »
Spotrac has updated the Knicks roster but not the Mavs and now I can't fool around with the numbers.

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« Reply #22489 on: January 31, 2019, 05:55:40 PM »
Bazinga :rejoice
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« Reply #22490 on: January 31, 2019, 06:16:51 PM »
Spotrac has updated the Knicks roster but not the Mavs and now I can't fool around with the numbers.
They basically punted the expiring Jordan contract (and half of Matthews) a year by taking on Lee and Hardaway Jr. who will make $31 million next year. The latter is also on the books for $19 million the year after, so they'll need Powell and Barnes' expiring to get the full effect of what would have been the Matthews/Jordan expiring this offseason.

They should be able to fit in...say Anthony Davis because Barnes, Powell and Lee all expire that summer.

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« Reply #22491 on: January 31, 2019, 10:15:08 PM »
Jesus, contract the Knicks.

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« Reply #22492 on: January 31, 2019, 10:53:05 PM »
I don't think Jesus would take their front office job at this point.

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« Reply #22494 on: February 02, 2019, 01:39:29 AM »
Woj says Pels consider Lakers initial offer so lowball that it isn't even worth responding to.

Kuzma/Ball/Rondo/Beasley/their mediocre first rounder.
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« Reply #22495 on: February 02, 2019, 01:51:04 AM »
ESPN in a number of stories has indicated that Davis wants to go to the Lakers as a free agent anyway, and with Boston locked until the summer and now unsure about Irving, so the Pelicans may just make him stick around since there's no market unless the Raptors try to go for broke.

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« Reply #22496 on: February 02, 2019, 03:51:41 AM »
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Jason Kidd is in the discussion to be the next coach of the Los Angeles Lakers if they decide to move on from Luke Walton, according to Ric Bucher.

"Another development that I’m hearing is gaining momentum, and that’s the possibility of Jason Kidd returning to the coaching ranks by succeeding Luke Walton with the Lakers...now sources are saying that the Lakers have actually gotten back to him and that this has gone to the next level. And that if the Lakers do make a move on Luke – which, based on all of the rumblings, could happen sooner rather than later – Kidd appears to be very much in the mix and possibly is even the favorite," said Ric Bucher on his podcast.
you been drinkin Ric?

lol if true

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« Reply #22497 on: February 02, 2019, 03:54:51 AM »
when do we get koachbe?  ::)
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« Reply #22498 on: February 02, 2019, 08:28:40 PM »
Can someone explain this reference from Slate.com to me.


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NC State was at home, which makes the Wolfpack’s futility even tougher to comprehend. Their performance represents the fewest points scored by a ranked program in the shot clock era. They went 16.7 percent from the field. They had more turnovers (10) than made field goals (9). It took them almost 15 minutes to reach double-digits, and that was during their better half of basketball on Saturday. The Wolfpack’s shot chart looks like someone playing Mortal Kombat with a Game Genie.

https://twitter.com/ESPNStatsInfo/status/1091780783977558016

https://slate.com/culture/2019/02/nc-states-24-point-game-against-virginia-tech-is-one-for-the-record-books.html
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« Reply #22499 on: February 03, 2019, 02:15:46 PM »
blood everywhere.
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