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28 Apr 2016 19:39:36
Calling all Philly fans: who do you want with the #1 pick?

Ingram or Simmons?

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28 Apr 2016 20:45:03
Not a prime Philly fan, but if I'm them I go with Ingram. First because his shooting ability fits the roster: how tough would the inside out duo of oak and Ingram be to guard, second because he's shown the ability to guard on the perimeter which will help mask oaks defensive deficiencies. Third because as talented as Simmons is, probably more so than BI, he has a definite demarcus cousins feel to his attitude. Don't know for sure never met him, but that's the feeling I get.
Then with the #4 y'all can take Dunn or Hield or Murray. Sorry couldn't help myself.

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28 Apr 2016 21:13:53
I had an entire answer I just wiped out.

Ingram. He fits better. He doesn't appear to have character issues. He's played and flourished at a very high college level. He's really young, and long. Sixers need a SF. It works.

If you get Simmons, too many parts will have to move to fit him in, plus he can't shoot. Character is a concern. And word is that his stats are "hollow. " I don't like that he quit school after the season and the team then declined an NIT bid.

Its one thing to be extremely talented. Its another to have the internal drive and the mental make up like Bron or Kobe or AI.

(I like Jamal Murray a lot too for the same reasoning. The kid's got a certain mentality. )

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28 Apr 2016 22:46:03
@philly I agree with taking Ingram over Simmons if you think he's the better fit, but if you're taking best player available it's definitely Simmons. Every negative thing being said about him is everybody just nitpicking little problems. He missed a class, who cares he's going to be a future millionaire.

As for the mentality I honesty think he was just going through the motions at LSU. Not many players have the #MambaMentality to begin with.

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28 Apr 2016 23:04:46
I get all that. Perfectly valid.

If it plays out though that PHI gets #1 and LAL get #2, all the pressure is on PHI to not get that pick wrong. Lakers would just take whoever falls to them. Who knows though, they might both turn out to be everything they're advertised to be, so there might not be a wrong decision to make there.

Can't wait for the lottery to see where the picks shake out.

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29 Apr 2016 00:27:26
Honestly I'm comfortable with both. I think they both will turn out solid. Both can be top players in the league one day I believe. I've heard a lot about Simmons and how great he is and all but that being said he couldn't even bring his college team to the tourney. How can we expect any sort of playoff appearance any time soon being led by a player who couldn't take his college team to the tourney? As for Ingram I've watched him more personally and the dude can ball. Has a sweet shooting stroke and that's very valuable in today's game. Part of me thinks Simmons because the bron comparisons but Ingram plays like KD to me and I think he is much closer to durant than Simmons is to lebron. I honestly don't care if we get the number 2 or the number 1 as long as it's one of them. I hope Lal drops to the 4 and we get that pick too.

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29 Apr 2016 03:22:38
Personally would take Simmons. His abilities are a more natural transition to the nba. Passing. Rebounding. Defense. Great offensive game in colleg not so much. I see Ingram as being a great player. Simmons could be elite.

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28 Apr 2016 16:36:09
which team do you guys think is better for lakers?
1.
PG: Russell
SG: Clarkson
SF: Simmons
PF: Randle
C: Whiteside or Horford

2.
PG: Russell
SG: Clarkson
SF: Ingram
PF: Randle
C: Whitside or Horford

3.
PG: Russell
SG: Clarkson
SF: Barnes or Batum
PF: Randle
C: Bender.

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28 Apr 2016 17:24:51
Two allday.

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28 Apr 2016 17:54:42
#4

1. Fisher
2. Kobe
3. Fox
4. Horry
5. Shaq

lol

seriously i would prefer #1.

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28 Apr 2016 18:22:47
OK. I've finally reached full Lakers saturation.

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28 Apr 2016 19:12:19
HAHA right there with ya philly!

Although, i'd snag simmons, play him at the 4, and try and sign a 3. Batum would be ideal. Low drama, solid production. Randle isn't the answer for the future. He is basically tristian thompson. Which isn't bad, but he's a role player in this league.

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28 Apr 2016 19:36:29
I think Randle is better offensively than TT, but not as good defensively.

I agree. I would prefer Simmons, but at the PF position and sign Batum to play SF. He's the perfect guy to have when trying to attract a top tier free agent (Westbrook or Durant) . He can shoot 3s, can pass, rebound, and defend the best perimeter player instead of that superstar guy.

Russell
Clarkson
Batum
Simmons
Whiteside or Horford.

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29 Apr 2016 05:42:42
On one of my post I said the same thing with option two. Then Lakers play out season and get number two pick and draft Giles then sign Durant and harden.

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28 Apr 2016 16:11:50
I get it. Laker fans are getting upset lately because we are all bashing your ideas about getting all of these super stars to come to LA. But come on. let's not get all butt hurt about people having different opinions. Everyone has a different opinion on what they think could happen and what they want to happen. Me as a Celtic fan I think and want Durant to come to Boston and think that he has as good a shot as any to reach The Finals. But I'm also a little realistic and know that we aren't a free agent destination, never have and probably never will be. But I'm not going to come on here and complain about people shooting down my idea about him in green.

Lets all face it. The majority of what is posted on this site is all what we want our favorite teams to do to get better. Most of them are never going to happen. So let's quit our b**ching about each other and just comment on the posts to why we think they won't happen. Try to use your brain instead of your heart.

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28 Apr 2016 17:38:08
Nice post. I agree.
Like my opinions about the Lakers are because they are a free agent destination, they do have cap to sign 2 max or three, do have young players who can help with lots of potential, plus always does big things so in my opinion I think Lakers can win free agency this next or next no matter there record been. I do believe they have decent shot at durant and James. Because together they be the greatest duo in league history. Plus would have more cap to sign others or make trades. Being a Lakers fan this the best position they ever been into heading into free agency with call and young players.

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28 Apr 2016 19:14:54
Lakers fan. this post was largely directed at you. See all your NBA trade rumors comments. As well as this comment where you say they have a decent shot at durant and James because they are a free agent destination and always do big things.

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28 Apr 2016 19:45:45
seems like pizza is hunting you down Lakersfan. Lol. Good luck. That's because you are as delusional as hell.

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28 Apr 2016 21:17:18
Technically the team in the best position heading into free agency is Golden State who don't need a thing but still have an outside chance of landing Durant.

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29 Apr 2016 05:10:50
I'm delusional but if this was 2009 and I said james, bosh and Wade going to sign in Mia. That's delusional too, that's more delusional because they had to clear the cap to sign them. But stuff happens so nothing is delusional because anything is possible. Delusional is when someone makes a dumb trade or say everyone take 12 mil a year like Durant, james, Whiteside, derozan, horford, and Wade. What I say is my opinion and works in the cap so say what you want idgaf and have valuable reasoning to happen like James and Durant teaming up to beat golden state not delusional.

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29 Apr 2016 06:17:07
I never said the Lakers are in best position. I said this the best the Lakers been into heading into free agency with all the cap and young players. Never had 70 million going into free agency. With best two players in world free agents

Golden state lost lots of value with curry hurt he could never be the same anything possible. he can back early to help team and t really mess up his mcl or acl.

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28 Apr 2016 08:52:28
I know I talk big things about the Lakers because players need to do something to stop golden state there great without curry so players need to do something or watch them repeat over and over but maybe not this year but curry just stay healthy and don't pull a bynum. Also stop them to get chance to win. I just think Lakers are in great position to do just about whatever they want but break up spurs or warriors. Or get towns or Davis.
Say new York was in great position with melo, prozingis, get there pick, and nothing else. The Knicks would be getting this hype to because there in a place where players wanna be and they can get money outside of basketball. Knicks just need to smarten up. I believe the main reason LA is so successful because they make great decisions on drafting and trading for players. Honestly we don't know what the agents say to teams to make them get traded to LA. Agent like Westbrook would only accept a trade where durant go. Then tell other teams not interested. just a scenario. Other reason is money outside basketball. All players Wanna play in big markets especially if the opportunity right just like the Lakers will be next year so that's why I got so high expectations for the Lakers.
Past few years been crappy but Lakers never had an injured player taking a Lil over one third your cap and other players leaving because they aren't the same with kobe hurt. plus Howard was getting off injury and Kobe pushed Howard too hard so Howard left. Plus Kobe just got hurt and Howard thought harden and Houston was better option I did too just like gasol to bulls to was better option. So Lakers have reason for poor play least they racked up some valuable young players.
Honestly why you think Lakers took on Hibert. Just to suck and get this pick. because No one wanted to play in LA because Kobe was hurt and couldn't build a contender so free agents turned down Lakers but things totally different now can't wait to see the big things Lakers do. This year or next. so stop hating! Finally I accept those losing seasons and would accept another next year for a top three pick!

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28 Apr 2016 13:11:53
I highly recommend against the "Wake and Bake" before writing a manifesto. James Joyce would be proud.

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28 Apr 2016 17:55:57
One of the main reasons people get so irritated is that there are other fan basis who suffer thru years of loosing, finally get some decent players then have to hear about the LA media and fan bases asking every time they play a games in LA whether those players wanna play in LA. How about the Lakers build their own team and let other fan bases enjoy a winning a squad once in a while. Ie Leave Towns, Durant LBJ Davis etc to the fans that have earned a chnce to enjoy watching them.

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28 Apr 2016 19:18:45
HAHA philly, rather snappy on the sarcasm. I like it :)

Kinda hysterical, especially seeing as he claims he's 50 and is calling everyone who disagrees a hater and little girl. Too funny.

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29 Apr 2016 06:18:32
This a business not to please fans.

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29 Apr 2016 06:19:01
You please fans on your current team.

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28 Apr 2016 05:24:26
"Bust. " "Immature" we get it. That's all you want to say without giving him a real chance, post all star break where he started almost every game, 15 points, 3 assists and rebounds, 38% from three.

I'm pretty sure most of you didn't watch laker games at all but if you listen to me, the lakers had no set offense. Russell pass the ball to Kobe, go to corner. Let Kobe take 20+ shots with no system. Lakers had no system at ALL. He wasn't surrounded with the best veterans either. Huertas never played in the nba, Williams isn't a mentor, young only cares about women and money. Bass and Hibbert are really the mentors with Kobe. It was more about Kobe final year. Give him a coach who won't blast him and the team, with an actual system, and some real veterans and then judge him, before we can call him a bust.

Let's not act like young didn't do anything wrong, both did wrong things, but in my opinion young did the worse thing. Russell could easily learn from this no matter what things are said about him. Sixer fans shouldn't talk about immaturity when okafor got into bar fights and over speeding on a bridge and Noel trashing an apartment he rented.

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28 Apr 2016 07:04:01
Totally agree, Kobe a legend its not like world peace was retiring.

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28 Apr 2016 13:36:07
King, both teams had the same problem as far as the structure of what was happening on the court. The Sixers played without a PG for a third of the season and were at times simply not capable of making an inbounds pass. Much of their offense was not Oak in the post, it was Oak on the wing. He rarely if ever set up on the low block. Who's brilliant ideas were these?

The difference between what Russell did and Oak/ Noel did is that Russell did long lasting damage that will not soon be forgotten by the players. Oak, once the new management team came in, has been a model citizen. The repercussions of what Oak did are in the past. Same with Noel. His alleged transgression is over a year old and in the past. Russell's problems are ahead of him.

Let's face it, the Sixers have nowhere to go but up. But the Lakers may not have hit bottom yet. Let that settle in for a second. They may face yet another year without attracting free agent talent AND may not keep their guaranteed top 5 draft pick. There's no financial advantage to being a Laker. In fact, with the tax rates as high as they are in CA, I think some players might shy away from CA unless they know they're going to a winner.

I don't take any joy in the suffering of other NBA fans. I go back to watching Brent Musberger when the NBA finals were played tape-delayed after the 11pm news; so its great to have other people to talk NBA with.

But Laker fans, its time to stop with the legacy years and understand where you currently are. You have no star. You have three young kids with pretty solid NBA futures, two of which seem to play the same position, you're the second worst team in the league, you finished over 20 games out of the playoffs, and you're on the brink of not having 2 of your next 3 1st round picks.

Sorry. That's what it looks like from 3000 miles away.

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28 Apr 2016 14:50:27
Depends on what the players want. The vets on the lakers probably "isolated" him to teach him a lesson, after he apologized, everyone besides young was fine and they were normal again. The Noel incident was just recent, after Russell. You would think Noel wouldn't do that after 2-3 years in the NBA. Philly also doesn't have that star. Russell still has that potential. Just wait. Okafor is brook Lopez. Noel could be deandre Jordan with less strength and worse rebounding or he could be Ed Davis. Embiid who the hell knows? Saric? No one knows about them either.

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28 Apr 2016 16:43:30
(Noel thing happened while he was living in a place from Sept 2014- August 2015. So whatever happened took place before this season ever started. )

I guess my point was that its been several years since the Lakers were a premier team. As a Sixer fan I accept our fate with FA (although I hold out hope for a trade then DeRozen because of connection to GM) . I'm not sure Laker fan has come to the same conclusion.

If you can get a top 2 pick AND bring in a quality FA or trade for a big man, you have a good start. But you might have to trade someone you don't want to trade to get that big man. You're not going to trade scraps to get that player and you don't have the picks to add in.

Again, Sixer fans have accepted our fate with regard to having to trade an excess BIG but I"m not so sure Laker fan has accepted that they might have to trade Clarkson or Russell since you really got nothing else.

Again, that's what it looks like from over here.
Good conversation.

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28 Apr 2016 17:52:38
Lakers have tons of cap something they didn't have last two years. They don't have a high shot taking, highly overpaid injuried 37 year old in Bryant anymore either. Speaking derozan has a better chance to Lakers to go home then with Philly in my opinion. If other teams can go from bottom to top Lakers can to because they have all the tools to do so. All non believers are laker haters. I never thought curry would just blow up and be this great. Just like you haters don't know the Lakers going to be great this year or next.

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28 Apr 2016 19:25:53
Stop with the haters comments, seriously. Its just obnoxious. Philly makes a valid point. All players had some immaturity issues, the problem is, NO ONE in the NBA doesn't want to be in the same locker room with Oak because he got into a bar fight defending friends. Noel, well that's just funny. Russell broke his closest friends trust. He privately video taped the man, about the most personal things and then it ended up on the internet. The fact that you can claim those are similar, or that Okafor is worse? Come on. Read Larry Legends comment above. Speak with your mind, not your heart. Would you rather play with a guy who immaturely fought defending you. Or a guy who immaturely violated your trust in the most public and personal way possible. This discussion is just funny.

The sixers are in a great position. i'm glad Heinkie is gone, because he just didn't have a solid plan for rounding out the team (specifically the guards) . But the framework is there. There are many high potential big men which is a prized thing in this league. Free agents go to places they can see winning. Places that have the framework of a winner. Not places that used to win and just have money they can spend. Every team will have near max money this year because of the cap boom. To go, well we have more money. means nothing, because as the name tells ya. there is a max your contract can be.

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28 Apr 2016 19:27:26
The Lakers DO NOT have all the tools to do so.

1. They're missing two 1st round picks
2. They don't have a coach
3. They don't have a Center
4. They had the worst shooting % in the league
5. For a team built on guard play, they had the worst 3PT % in the league
6. For a team built on guard play, they had the fewest assists per game in the league.
7. They scored the fewest points in the league.
8. They had the worst FG% differential in the league.
9. They were bottom 4 rebounding differential in the league.
10. They had the worst assist differential in the league.
11. They had the second worst block shot differential in the league.
12. And they had the second worst point differential in the league.

Basically they're an expansion team with purple jerseys. Except an expansion team keeps their picks.

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28 Apr 2016 19:48:51
I am thinking what will happen if Lakers suddenly make a booming offseason. I'm excited reading all comments.

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28 Apr 2016 20:52:47
For the record I work for a hotel that gets athletes coming and going all the time, if trashing a room you rent and "going green" was a crime, half the pros in the us would be locked up. Its not even in the same sphere as publicly humiliating and betraying a friend and teammate. Its just not.

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28 Apr 2016 21:18:36
Hey, as I've said in the past, a strong Lakers is good for the league. Really. Its like have a strong Dallas Cowboys. Love them or hate them, its good for the NFL.

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28 Apr 2016 23:35:22
I just find it funny how a month ago, knicksalltheway, pizza, bballguru, or mikerockwell, said the lakers are in a fantastic rebuild situation and now changing his mind because he hates the lakers and lives in philly so he wants to see them succeed. One week you trash on okafor, the next you praise him, then you say Noel is great, then next you say he has no offense and won't develop a game on offense. Can you please pick a side? And you are speaking with you're heart because in your heart you hate the lakers so don't be hypocritical. Not to mention when this Russell story came out, you said it was silly because it was "Nick freakin Young" now you defend him?

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29 Apr 2016 00:40:06
I've accepted it philly, if we can't land a major free agent, I have no problem watching them grow, but people aren't even giving them a chance. I also expects them to not be the worst fg and 3pt shooting team because Kobe is gone and Scott philosophy of you can't win championship with 3s and how he likes taking long two pointers instead of stepping back one foot and taking a three.

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29 Apr 2016 03:37:36
Where did i praise okafor beyond saying he has high trade value? Where did I say Noel would develop offense? Could of sworn I said he scores his 11 pts over 50% and pulls down rebounds and plays great defense. Where in the world did I say the lakers are in a great rebuild position after watching the season unfold and actually seeing Randle and Russell and clarkson play?!? I'm a Knicks fan. But now I love the sixers? I don't hate the lakers. Like philly, I prefer them be good. Unfortunately you and lakers fan are so dillusional about the aura of la and the generational talents you have, it gets annoying. You live on the glory of the Magic Johnson era. Like this means a damn thing to a 25 year old kid.

Was I wrong about the Russell thing? Yup. Happens. Figured he couldn't have been that immature and of a slime all. Sadly, I was dead wrong. He is.

Am I wrong in saying you aren't signing lebron and durant and wade and whiteside and trading clarkson for Noel and a 1st? Nope. I don't see Noel as elite. I seem his as hving a great role and likely a long and solid career. Been consistent on my thoughts on him, on okafor. seriously?

Echoing what everyone has said. We get it. The lakers season is over. Yet again, it was miserable. But swarming this site with nonstop lakers is as annoying as bensimmons with the magic. Your trade ideas are just moronic. Which is fine. But that doesn't mean you guys need to repost them 12 times a day and then call people that disagree heaters or little girls. Seriously, little girls? hope you guys don't have daughters based off your lovely opinions of girls. Pretty sure all this nonsense isn't making them happen. You are rebuilding. You have no coach. Aa disaster of a. Locker room. Terrible management. As of now, the lakers are an extremely unattractive team. Simple as that. Grow up and accept it. Sixers fans. Knicks fans. We all understand rebounds take time. You fools clearly missed that.

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29 Apr 2016 05:07:32
You said Noel wouldn't develop offense. You did say in a post a month ago that you felt the lakers were in a "fantastic rebuild situation" but have now back tracked. You even admitted to hating the lakers to never sleep after he called you a bandwagon but now your saying you don't hate them. Also STOP GETTING ME MIXED UP WITH LAKERS FAN. I never said we would get lebron or wade. When did I ever say that, whiteside has probably been in like 30% of my posts, durant maybe like 15% but not with the young players.

This site is for posting ideas and considering I post maybe like every other 4 days, I think you're confusing me with lakers fan. I never called you a little girl either, again confusing me with lakers fan. Knicks, kings, rockets, lakers all don't have coaches, what's your point? They will all get one eventually. We also aren't the only team with a bad owner, Knicks and kings have that too. STOP. GETTING. ME. CONFUSED. WITH. OTHER. PEOPLE.

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29 Apr 2016 06:30:36
I don't think Lakers have bad owner, now that kobe off the cap for makin all that money it be easier to sign free agents and have four solid young players and hope to add a fifth on this draft. Let's judge him buss by next two season when Lakers have cap and better opportunities.

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28 Apr 2016 04:56:32
Has anyone else noticed that Jeremy Lamb hasn't gotten any playing time for the hornets in the playoffs? Is there any chance he gets traded this offseason because of no playing time and his contract going up to 7m a year?

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27 Apr 2016 02:42:10
I'm kinda warming up, on the idea of Messina becoming the lakers coach. Who would you guys pick?

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27 Apr 2016 12:33:58
Ollie; sign KD, sign Whiteside, trade Russell, Randle, #2 Pick for Westbrook, resign clarkson, Sign Marvin Willams

Westbrook
Clarkson
KD
Williams
Whiteside.

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27 Apr 2016 12:39:27
Ok. Might as well add lebron while at it?

I'd go absolutely crazy and sign Lieberman.

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27 Apr 2016 13:05:44
Larry Brown. He'd make them play "the right way" as they mature into NBA players.

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27 Apr 2016 23:18:43
I think Messina or Walton would be the best case scenarios.

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28 Apr 2016 00:31:39
Or Kobe, who can train hard with clarkson and would push team to be great.

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28 Apr 2016 01:18:33
If Kobe were to ever consider coaching, he would start as an assistant first.

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27 Apr 2016 01:10:45
Suns: J Harden
Houston: C Paul
OKC: B Knight+ B Griffin+ 1rnd pic Suns
Clippers:Westbrook+Ibaka+ Booker+ McDaniels+.

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27 Apr 2016 01:54:51
Okc doesn't do that.

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26 Apr 2016 23:41:34
I'm assuming all of us can agree with the Blazers winning the series so how many game can the Blazers take to the Warriors if curry sits 3 games?

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27 Apr 2016 11:54:40
At least 5.

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27 Apr 2016 13:11:35
Not sure why you assume Warriors will win that series without Curry playing at full strength. Although I'm a huge fan of the Shawn Livingston story, asking him to jump his minutes from 20 to maybe 35 is a big deal. Especially when he'll have to chase down Lilliard and McCollum. By the time Curry gets back it might be too late.

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27 Apr 2016 13:23:27
No way Blazers will win against this very good and very lucky Warriors team even without Curry. Clippers are a disaster this was their chance to beat the Warriors then there goes Paul and Griffin down.

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27 Apr 2016 14:54:59
Livingston has the great size to try and bother lilard but you're right philly, he can be chasing both of them around. If Blazers take both games at oracle, lock them into the WCF. If they win one at oracle and one at home then curry comes back, it will be a great series.

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27 Apr 2016 18:00:25
King, think back to last year's finals. Delly really played well against Curry when Irving was out. In the Cav's win in game 2, Curry shot 5-23 and 2-15 from three point land. Delly mugged him for 42 minutes. Then Delly scored 20 in game 3. After those two big efforts, he was shot.

I'm wondering if the same is the case, in reverse, for Livingston taking on the Blazers. Livingston will have to pick up minutes this series then more so against the Blazers.

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27 Apr 2016 19:40:09
Cavs should won game one too last year. I think cavs are best team they just don't put all the effort on games because they don't wanna get hurt. Then James turns all the way up in finals but this time hopefully with love and Irving to help.

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26 Apr 2016 20:40:43
Cavaliers - Kings

Kevin Love + a random pick or role player for Demarcus Cousins.

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26 Apr 2016 19:39:53
I have a proposal.

1. PHI do nothing because every trade is unfair for them
2. MIN do nothing because no one know them only their fans
3. LAL just sign a coach and do nothing since no one is interested in LAL.

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26 Apr 2016 20:44:22
#1 I'm convinced TreGib is actually Allen Iverson undercover cause he knows what he's talking about.

#2 insulting T-wolf fan's only feeds our inferiority complex, thus making us more vocal.

#3 love em or hate em if your an NBA fan your interested in what the Lakers do. Long live the Evil Empire.

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26 Apr 2016 20:58:59
#1: What's up with that?

#2: Be nice. Its cold in Minnesoda.

#3: A strong Lakes is good for the NBA. They're going to win the lottery then get Durant and Whiteside in FA plus find a way for Thon Maker to drop into their laps in the 2nd round. By the time the Sixers get their pick it will be in the 20s.

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26 Apr 2016 19:35:04
I'm intrigued. I would like to ask Wolves fan here who's the big man they would want on their team. Who fits and what would they give that guy if he's a FA or what would they give if that's from a trade?

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26 Apr 2016 20:26:30
Minnesota mentality 101:
No one, we don't want them to sign anyone because after twelve years of total ineptitude we are, as a fan base, so PTSD'd we're convinced that whoever they sign will instantly blow out both knees and keep us from Resigning Towns, Wiggins, Lavine.
That said we need a bruiser Festus ezeli type and a stretch Ryan Anderson type. So we should sign:
Festus Ezeli 3 years 8 per.
Ryan Anderson 10 per.

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26 Apr 2016 18:28:02
So what is everyone opinion on Kerr winning coach of the year when he coach just less than half the season?

I personally think that the reason the Warriors were that good was more of the system than the coach. And I really think that Stotts should have won it due to the crazy turnover of the roster he has gone through this season.

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26 apr 2016 19:27:54
i think it's a toss between pop, stotts and stevens.

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26 Apr 2016 23:37:02
I think credit should go to Walton if you credit Kerr, wasn't Walton the one to suggest putting draymond over Lee in the lineup and he also made the suggestion to start Iggy in the finals. Walton is smart and needs more credit.

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26 Apr 2016 14:22:14
What do you guys think Dallas should do? Would they give Dirk one last run or they rebuild and find younger guys? If they do try to give Dirk one last run, who are their primary FA target?

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26 Apr 2016 15:12:28
I think they need to snag a PG and a center and attempt to resign parsons. Ideally, I think a great final run would be the lineup of:

Conley
Matthews
Parsons
Dirk
Howard

I just don't know if Howard would be willing to switch Texas teams and not sure about Conley. Perhaps swap teague/ schroder for Conley. But that should be a very competitive team.

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26 Apr 2016 15:36:17
No more dirk. He's too old now. Time to move on. If you can trade him go ahead. Don't make the Kobe mistake.

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26 Apr 2016 15:44:08
They're going to have to build via free agency. They don't have an excess of talent to trade in a specific position and they don't have excess draft picks. Actually, they don't even have a 1st round pick this year.

Of all the playoff teams, right now they're the worst rebounding team. They're -18 rebounds per playoff game. They also have the fewest blocked shots per game. So that leads me to Howard, Whiteside, Noah, Hibbert.

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26 Apr 2016 15:45:11
If they rebuild, they should find a way to unload Matthews and get plenty of good return for him.

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26 Apr 2016 16:19:38
Dallas hasn't really ever been a destination for free agents. So I don't really see them changing too much from the team they were this year. I also don't think that Cuban will trade or let Dirk leave. So as much as I hate to say it Dirk will probably either retire or end up like Kobe but with a slightly better team.

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26 Apr 2016 19:40:45
#1 Cuban will totally let dirk go Kobe. Anyone remember what Dallas was like before Cuban and Dirk? Ask Jason Kidd.

#2 theirs plenty for FA's to love about Dallas. Its warm in the winter, no state taxes (the difference between Texas and California on a 10 mill per year contract? 1.33 million per year! ) And an owner who you know wants to win and will find a way to be competitive.

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26 Apr 2016 20:42:04
I mean I wasn't saying that there is a draw to go to Dallas I was just saying that there hasn't been much interest to go there in the past. I mean Dirk has taken pay cuts for the last like 3 or 4 years so that they can sign big name free agents and no top tier players have signed.

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26 Apr 2016 23:39:14
Anderson is nice, mejri is a good hustle guy but already 29. It will be interesting to see what Cuban does, does he get Howard, or whiteside? Philly if you want a rebounding big, you don't want Hibbert, he god awful at rebounding.

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27 Apr 2016 07:48:07
Give d Howard max for one at 25.5. dirk restructures to 3 mil and everyone else stays one stays and sign Joe Johnson one year 8 mil. Then use mle on Matt Barnes. Then resign Lee using his bird rights and resign for one year.
Dwill/ Berea
Matthews/ felt on
Jo Johnson/ Barnes
Dirk/ lee
Howard/ Lee
Plus others.

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27 Apr 2016 07:51:07
Forgot to add parsons in there.
Dwill/ Berea/ felton
Matthews/ Barnes
Parsons/ Johnson
Dirk/ parsons/ lee
Howard/ lee.

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27 Apr 2016 12:42:16
Howard isn't signing a 1 year.

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27 Apr 2016 13:25:40
Joe Johnson too. Especially if he's coming off the bench on a non contender.

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28 Apr 2016 02:22:59
Howard sign the deal because no one else going to offer him that much money and he got time to be the main option to get more money on next deal. Who going to pay Howard 4 years 135 mil is about his max. Just think Jo Johnson not a true starter and he inconsistent. But could get better role and sixth of the year type minutes about 25-30.

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28 Apr 2016 19:28:09
So your plan is for a declining center, to play 1 year at 25 million and hope someone goes, oh, you are more declined now, but well give you a max?

Or perhaps howard signs with the Magic? Blazers? Hornets? Bucks?

All teams that could use him badly, all teams with the money, and all teams apparently interested in him.

Oh. and he hates the lakers. And the lakers hate him. There is that as well.

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26 Apr 2016 13:40:18
Would Utah include Hayward in a package that would give them Jimmy Butler?

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26 Apr 2016 14:36:48
Probably not, they would want to pair both of them and make a solid duo.

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