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23 Apr 2014 01:35:16
HERE IS A CRAZY IDEA
since the pistons need a head coach and a GM, we need help and in the past we have looked at TOM IZZO for coach and he has declined every time but we never offered a GM spot and he knows how to recruit so he should know how to evaluate draft prospects
22 Apr 2014 11:20:56
BUCKS - PISTONS
Bucks get Greg Monroe, 8th pick, future 1st round pick
Pistons get Bucks 1st round pick (top 3), Zaza Pachulia
Bucks then trade Larry Sanders to OKC for pick #21 and Kendrick Perkins
select Gary Harris, Jerami Grant
Pistons draft Jabari Parker
22 Apr 2014 04:49:58
I bet the Wolves wish they would've drafted Steph Curry instead of Jonny Flynn
Pf. Kevin Love
Sf. Corey Brewer (possibly)
C. Nikola Pekovic
Sg. Stephen Curry
Pg. Ricky Rubio
Obviously. the wolves are bad at drafting
22 Apr 2014 01:55:06
Randle: z. bo
Mcdermott: ryan anderson
Smart: Ty lawson
21 Apr 2014 10:18:37
2 MIAMI HEAT vs 7 Charlotte Bobcats
C: Chris Bosh vs Al Jefferson
PF: Udonis Haslem vs Josh McRoberts
SF: LeBron James vs Michael Kidd-Gilchrist
SG: Dwyane Wade vs Gerald Henderson
PG: Mario Chalmers vs Kemba Walker
6: Ray Allen vs Cody Zeller
c: Erik Jon Spoelstra vs Steve Clifford
X-Factor: Udonis Haslem and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist
Player Matchup: Chris Bosh vs Al Jefferson
If Haslem can be the 2006 player who guards Dirk in the Finals and stop Al Jefferson from scoring, is a sure win for the MIAMI. Its a big task for MKD to guard the back to back MVP LBJ if they can limit him and his passes it will give them a nice win. their benches can mathup with MIAMI's bench.
HEAT in 4.
21 Apr 2014 08:23:55
NBA team 3 award
NBA team 2
NBA team 1
ROY carter williams
MIP Anthony Davis
COY Terry stotts
6thman J. Crawford
21 Apr 2014 03:44:55
1 San Antonio SPURS vs 8 Dallas Mavericks
C: Tiago Splitter vs Samuel Dalembert
PF: Tim Duncan vs Dirk Nowitzki (MVP)
SF: Kawhi Leonard vs Shawn Marion
SG: Danny Green vs Monta Ellis
PG: Tony Parker (MVP) vs Jose Calderon
6: Manu Ginobili vs Vince Carter
c: Gregg Charles Popovich vs Rick Carlisle
X-Factor: Tiago Splitter and Devin Harris
Player Matchup: Tim Duncan vs Dirk Nowitzki
Rivalry on these two teams are written in the history. Leonard and Marion are both glue guy on their teams. The Defense of Spurs will rely on stopping Ellis and Nowitzki, a very tough job for Splitter. And for the Mavs, Harris will be matching up with Parker and provide the 3rd or 4th scoring option for the Mavs.
SPURS in 6
20 Apr 2014 22:05:00
I would like to talk about the future of Sam Presti. If the Thunder don't win the championship I think he should be fired before the draft. Let me explain myself.
- Durant was a no brainer pick. No one would have took Horford over Durant with the #2.
-Russell Westbrook is the highlight of his career. Great draft pick. (however taking Kevin Love wouldn't have been bad either).
- Serge Ibaka was another great draft pick and probably his biggest swing for the fence home run
- James Harden was a great draft pick also. Picking him over players like Ricky Rubio and Jonny Flynn was good. Around now is when Sam Presti looked like the best GM in basketball. but then.
-2010 NBA Draft he drafts Cole Aldrich 10th overall and passes on other bigs such as Larry Sanders, Patrick Patterson, and Ed Davis
- Jeff Green for Kendrick Perkins. seemed like a good idea at the time but Perkins since joining the Thunder has been probably the worst consistant starting center in the NBA
-Drafts Reggie Jackson in 2011. solid pick. probably the best player drafted from #17- #60 aside from Chandler Parsons. still waiting to get value in return for him though because he is too good to be a career back up. Him and a pick for Afflalo would be nice.
-Drafts Perry Jones in 2012. hasn't been good but not a lot of options at #28 that year.
Trades James Harden and 3 nobodies for Kevin Martin, Jeremy Lamb (has been horrible), 2013 #12 pick, 2014 #21 pick, and 2016 Dallas pick. Some people try to let him off the hook claiming they could only afford Ibaka or Harden but that's not the case. At the trade deadline february 2012 (ironically) Houston offered the expiring contract of Samuel Dalembert for Kendrick Perkins. Presti declined. Presti is somehow married to Kendrick Perkins. This deal would have not only gave them enough cap space in the offseason to sign Harden but it would've given them a better center as well on top of it all. Presti didn't choose Ibaka over Harden he chose Perkins over Harden.
-Allows Kevin Martin to leave for about 4.5 million a year
- Drafts Steven Adams #12. He has more fouls than field goals. He is another Cole Aldrich if u ask me.
-Stays married to Kendrick Perkins. Had the opportunity to trade him and a better draft pick than Washington gave Phoenix for Marcin Gortat but Presti declined.
-Aquires Caron Butler. I like this deal.
If the Thunder don't win the championship then a new GM needs to be brought in before the draft to either draft the Thunders 2 picks or trade them and possibly Jackson, Lamb, and Jones for a player who can contribute now.
20 Apr 2014 18:38:30
Is there any chance Dirk could leave Dallas this offseason?
20 Apr 2014 18:22:23
This is not a trade rumor.
Im just a basketball fan and this is my prediction in 2013-2014 nba season
Heat will win and LBJ finals MVP
season MVP: kevin durant
mostimproved: Anthony davis
6thman: Jamal Crawford
Coach: Terry Stotts
All nba 1st team
All nba 2nd team
All nba 3rd team
Mine would be:
LBJ wins the finals' MVP and win the championship
KD wins the season's MVP
MCW wins the ROY
JN wins the DPOY
AD wins the MIP
TG (Gibson) wins the 6MOY
GP (Popovich) wins the COY
20 Apr 2014 00:29:31
Some GM's think Kevin Durant or Russell Westbrook to leave Thunder
Neither Kevin Durant nor Russell Westbrook can leave the Oklahoma City Thunder in free agency for the next few seasons, but that doesn't mean a few NBA general managers aren't convinced that one of them will be on the move down the road.
Citing the difficulty of sharing the spotlight, according to Ric Bucher, a handful of GM's believe one of the two will eventually depart Oklahoma City for greener pastures.
It may be wishful thinking, but several GMs are still convinced Westbrook and Durant will go their separate ways, the challenge of sharing top billing in a market as small as Oklahoma City being too much for them.
It's not outlandish to think such could happen, but there aren't many better markets (in terms of fan support) than OKC and the Thunder have a good thing going. Add all that up and you have a situation where either player leaving seems like GM's wanting it to happen rather than it actually going down.
20 Apr 2014 00:28:02
Carmelo Anthony's time with the New York Knicks is seemingly at an end, as Melo is expected to exercise his early termination option and enter the free agent class of 2014. So who could afford Anthony and what would it take to get him there?
The Chicago Bulls have been linked to Anthony, and according to NBA salary cap wizard Larry Coon, they might be able to outbid other potential suitors with next season's new cap structure.
According to Coon, the league has raised the projected 2014-15 salary cap from $62.9 million to $63.2 million and the luxury tax threshold has gone up from $75.7 million to $77. 0 million. This puts the Bulls in a good position to make a run at Melo.
When Coon crunches the numbers, he says the Knicks could go as high as five years and $129.1 million, while other teams (Chicago included) would max out at $95.9 million over four years. But Anthony has stated he doesn't want to re-build with the Knicks, so this is a case where money may not be the deciding factor.
The Bulls won't be able to give Melo a max deal without gutting the roster, and that's not going to happen. Anthony would have to take a pay cut to play in Chicago, with a first-year salary that would top out at around $17.5 million, which is significantly less than the $22. 45 million he could get in a max deal.
Anthony is nearing the end of his career, and he knows it. The window for winning an NBA title is quickly closing, so chances are that he'll go with a team that offers a competitive contract and gives him the best shot at finally getting a ring.
19 Apr 2014 20:20:42
Is paul peirce top 50 all time?
19 Apr 2014 19:08:31
So even after the Suns missed the playoffs it looks like their players are still untouchable lol. Let's see how many finals appearences Bledsoe, Dragic, and the Morris twins go to.
Suns aren't going to be good. they should have tanked. Wiggins would have fit perfectly on them. And archie goodwin sucks and is the next chris smith.
That's right! Archie Goodwin can drop 29pts in a garbage game only. LOL
19 Apr 2014 18:28:05
But lottery is not fixed.
19 Apr 2014 10:56:37
this is not a trade rumor but this is my prediction to the playoffs
East: (im pretty sure that Pacers and heat will meet in conf finals)
Pacers vs Hawks, IND in 4
Heat vs Cats, MIA in 4
Tor vs Nets, Nets in 7
Wiz vs Bulls, Bulls in 6
Pacers vs Bulls, IND in 7
Heat vs nets, Heat in 7 (nets sweep the heat in season)
Pacers vs Heat, ithink this will be one of the greatest series in NBA history and I will still go for Heat in 7
West (this conference is a beast every series is a must to watch)
Spurs vs Mavs, Spurs in 6
Okc vs Memphis, Okc in 6 (westbrook is healthy)
Clips vs warriors, clips in 7
Rockets vs blazers, Blazers in 7
Spurs vs Blazers, Spurs in 7
Okc vs clips, Okc in 7
OKC vs Spurs, Okc in 7
Heat vs OKC II
OKC in 7
Most improved anthony davis
COY Terry stots
6th man Crawford
All nba team 3
All nba team 2
All nba team 3
18 Apr 2014 11:57:01
Howard Beck of bleacher report idea for Knicks next season
Trade Chandler and Felton to sixers for 10th pick in this draft
Draft pg Tyler Ennis
Trade Melo (s&t) and smith to rockets for Parsons, Lin, Asik and 1st round dp
Ive added rest of resigning Tyler, Murry, Aldrich and Oden
Sign Metta World Peace and Brandon Rush
Roster for 2014/15
Pg Ennis, Lin, Prigioni
Sg Shumpert, Hardaway, Murry
Sf Parsons, Metta World Peace, Rush
Pf Stoudemire, Bargnani, Oden
C Asik, Tyler, Aldrich
Massive changes but it will show that Knicks are looking for the long term future. They have Shumpert, Parsons, Hardaway, Ennis, Tyler, Murry and Aldrich who are all young players who can develop into great starters and role players
And with Asik, Stoudemire, Bargnani and Lin big contracts coming of books at end of next season Knicks have massive cap space, Couple of draft picks and promising young team for 2015/16 season
I don't know if Sixers, Rockets and Melo will like the idea but I do.
18 Apr 2014 00:31:31
Western Conference Playoff Team:
Oklahoma City Thunder VS Memphis Grizzlies
G- Westbrook VS Conley
G- Sefolosha VS Lee
F- Durant VS Prince
F- Ibaka VS Randolph
C- Adams VS Gasol
6TH: Jackson VS Catheles
17 Apr 2014 10:06:59
Lakers need to go after a sf in the draft I like melo but we shouldn't go after him if we can get monroe for 60m Lakers should do it resign gasol young meek hill
Right! Lakers need to sign a center and power foward then draft swingman probably a kawhi Leonard's type of player.
17 Apr 2014 05:29:04
Can some one please explain to me why lakers can't sign melo and love but heat sign lebron bosh and was able to resign wade?
Because they took small pay cuts and didn't get max contracts. Kobe certainly didn't feel like helping out the franchise when he agreed to his extension, and I doubt Melo and Love would accept anything less than a max contract
16 Apr 2014 04:20:47
Dallas Mavericks vs Memphis Grizzlies
C: Samuel Dalembert vs Marc Gasol
PF: Dirk Nowitzki vs Zach Randolph
SF: Shawn Marion vs Tayshaun Prince
SG: Monta Ellis vs Courtney Lee
PG: Jose Calderon vs Mike Conley
c: Rick Carlisle vs Dave Joerger
G: Shane Larkin / Beno Udrih
Devin Harris / Tony Allen
Gal Mekel / Jamaal Franklin
Wayne Ellington vs Nick Calathes
F: Vince Carter / Mike Miller
Jae Crowder vs James Johnson
C: DeJuan Blair / Ed Davis
Brandan Wright vs Kosta Koufos
16 Apr 2014 00:25:57
Minnesota would like another 2014 pick or two
Would anyone give a late 1st or early 2nd round pick for J. J. Barea (1 year 4.4 million), Alexey Shved (1 year 3.2 million), or Chase Budinger ( 2 years 5 million per year, year 2 player option). '
No. Certainly not a 1st
15 Apr 2014 22:12:39
Utah Jazz 2014-15: Enes Kanter; 6 Mil + Hayward; 4, 7 Mil + Burke; 2, 5 Mil + Burks; 3, 2 Mil + J-Evans; 1, 8 Mil + Lucas; 1, 6 Mil + Gobert; 1, 1 Mil + Garrett; 0, 9 Mil + M-Thomas; 0, 9 Mil + I-Clark; 0, 8 Mil = 16, 3 Mil //.
Can Use 58, 5 mil - 71, 6 mil:
Re-Sign; Derrick Favors; 4 Year; 7 Mil. a year + Re-Sign Jamaal Tinsley; 1-year; 0, 7 Mil = 7, 7 = Total Expenditures; 24 Mil = About 41 Mil left:
Trade 35th Pick + Lucas, Garrett and I-Clark to Suns for 17th Pick + Trade future 2nd rounder to 76ers for 51st pick
Draft; 5th Overall; Marcus Smart; 6'4 - 220; PG + 17th Overall; TJ Warren; 6'8 - 225; SF + 51st Overall; Walter Tavares; 7'3 - 260; C //.
Team; C: Kanter, Gobert, Tavares / PF: Favors, J-Evans / SF: Hayward, Warren / SG: Burks, Malcolm / PG: Burke, Smart, Tinsley //.
= Need: 1 x PF, SF and SG: Sign: PF: Greg Monroe; 3-year; 10 Mil. a year + SF: Lance Stephenson; 4-year; 11 Mil. a year + SG: Jodie Meeks; 2-year; 4 Mil. a year //.
= Cap Expenditure; 49 Mil //.
+ Team: C) Kanter, PF) Monroe, SF) Hayward, SG) Stephenson, PG) Burke/Smart //.
Bench: C) Gobert, PF) Favors, SF) Meeks, SG) Burks, PG) Smart/Burke //.
Reserves: C) Tavares, PF) J-Evans, SF) Warren, SG) Malcolm, PG) Tinsley
This is a sure candidate for West 5-8 Spot + With a core of young talents mixed with a Monroe and Stephenson who can grow into leaders they could be a top team in western conference within 3-4 years.
+ Keep in mind they still only use 49 mil, which then they might have around 20 mil to spend next year on an even bigger star.
I am so confused
Sooo much wrong with this I don't even know where to begin. Hayward will want more than 7 mil a yr. Jazz already extended Favors. Why exactly would the suns even consider that trade? They cut Garret beginning of season for obvious reasons, and they other 2 players are trash so they would just be cut. So basically you're asking to trade the 35th pick for the 17th pick? Wow. And then you list Favors as a bench player? Again, WOW!
14 Apr 2014 15:43:41
Nba playoff update
Battle for 1st in East: HEAT or Pacers
Battle for 3rd in East: Bulls or Raptors
Battle for 4th in West: Rockets or TrailBlazers
Battle for 6th in West: Warriors or Mavericks
Battle for 6th in East: Wizards or Bobcats
Battle for 8th in West: Grizzlies or Suns
Pacers clinched the 1st in East
Rockets clinched the 4th in West
Warriors clinched the 6th in West
Grizzlies blewout suns' playoff chance, got the 8th seed
Raptors and Bulls are fighting for 3rd seed
Wizards and Bobcats are fighting for 6th seed
Grizzlies and Mavs will fight for 7th seed
If Bulls win and Raptors loss, Chicago will be the 3rd seed but if both win or both loss Toronto will stay in 3rd seed.
If Nets loss twice or tied with Wizards win Brooklyn will be on 6th seed.
If Bobcats win and Wizards loss, Charlotte will be on 6th seed.
If Grizzlies win and Mavs loss, Memphis will be on 7th seed.
Spurs, HEAT, Thunder, Clippers, Rockets, Pacers, Warriors, Blazers & Hawks, clinched their spots.
14 Apr 2014 10:30:09
Charlotte Bobcats vs Atlanta Hawks
C: Al Jefferson vs *Al Horford
PF: Josh McRoberts vs Paul Millsap
SF: Michael Kidd-Gilchrist vs DeMare Carroll
SG: Gerald Henderson vs Kyle Korver
PG: Kemba Walker vs Jeff Teague
c: Steve Clifford vs Mike Budenholzer
G: Luke Ridnour / Dennis Schroeder
Jannero Pargo / Lou Williams
Gary Neal / Shelvin Mack
Chris Douglas-Roberts vs John Jenkins
F: Jeffery Taylor / Mike Scott
Anthony Tolliver vs Elton Brand
C: Bismack Biyombo / Gustavo Ayon
Cody Zeller vs Pero Antic
12 Apr 2014 13:48:57
Welcome back to basketball purgatory Phoenix
11 Apr 2014 13:36:47
Brooklyn Nets vs Washington Wizards
C: *Brook Lopez vs Marcin Gortat
PF: Kevin Garnett vs Nene
SF: Paul Pierce vs Trevor Ariza
SG: Joe Johnson vs Bradley Beal
PG: Deron Williams vs John Wall
c: Jason Kidd vs Randy Wittman
G: Marcus Thornton / Andre Miller
Shaun Livingston vs Martell Webster
F: Alan Anderson / Otto Porter
Andrei Kirilenko / Chris Singleton
Andray Blatche / Drew Gooden
Mirza Teletovic vs Al Harrington
C: Mason Plumlee / Trevor Booker
Jason Collins vs Kevin Seraphin
10 Apr 2014 21:49:35
All these poor organization like the Knicks, suns, okc, clippers, Houston, etc u can name All the rest except Boston and the Lakers there the only Dynasty teams mayb Chicago and the San Antonio that's it I guarantee that the Lakers get the top 3 pick in the draft boston top 5 the nba TOOK CP3 from them All y'all know that starting 5 4 the Lakers next season Nash/Exum Kobe deng Love Gasol with this year Bench Guarantee Championship let's Go Lakers!!
OG LAKER FAN
10 Apr 2014 12:34:21
Portland TrailBlazers vs Golden State Warriors
C: Robin Lopez vs Andrew Bogut
PF: LaMarcus Aldridge vs *David Lee
SF: Nicolas Batum vs Andre Iguodala
SG: Wesley Matthews vs Klay Thompson
PG: Damian Lillard vs Stephen Curry
c: Terry Stotts vs Mark Jackson
G: Mo Williams / Steve Blake
CJ McCollum vs Jordan Crawford
F: Will Barton / Harrison Barnes
Dorell Wright / Draymond Green
Victor Claver / Marreese Speights
Thomas Robinson vs Jermaine O'Neal
C: Joel Freeland / Hilton Armstrong
Meyers Leonard vs Festus Ezeli
10 Apr 2014 08:44:37
R. I. P. Ultimate Warrior!