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01 Mar 2015 11:51:56
Hi all

Im a Big Orlando Magic Fan

James1989


That's unfortunate.

Dav25


Haha^^

Warriorsalltheway



 

 

 

 

28 Feb 2015 12:16:15
The Playoffs quest:
10 teams are locked in
And
12 teams are on the race

#Spurs, starting with the CHAMPIONS, the only team did not make any changes on their Starting 5 and rotational players, will their team chemistry and playoff experience prevail? Or are they running out of fuel from winning last playoffs.

#Clippers, without Griffin they are endangered from falling out the playoffs seed. plus without the Fantastic 4, (Paul, Griffin, Jordan and Crawford), they are just bad as the Knicks, Lakers and Sixers today.

#Heat, they are the 2nd best last year, they no longer have LeBron, minus Bosh due to injury, can they compete with the addition of Dragic, Deng and emergence of Whiteside? Their faith lies on Dwyane The Flash Wade's hands.

#Thunder, due to early injuries of KD and Russ, can they catch up? With addition of Waiters, Kanter, Singler and Augustin, they have better roster compared last year.

?Pelicans, with injured Davis and Holiday in the last half of this season and they are currently slightly behind, every game is important. there is no doubt Davis is the current best PF and favorites to win the DPOY award.

#Bucks, with an injured Parker, excuses is not an option, with addition of MCW, Plumlee and Ennis. Kidd is on the verge on making a young team to a contender.

?Suns, they may already thrown a towel by trading Dragic and Thomas but they are still beating some contender teams.

#Nets, KG departure is a heartbreak for me, but Young could fill in the starting SF and Plumlee and Lopez @ starting PF and C. They will rely more on Dwill and JJ in order to reach the Playoff spot.

?Hornets, same framework with Blazers but Blazers have better players. They need Walker on the lineup and if they get in the playoff, Lance will be their XFactor to succeed.

?Pistons, trading away some of their asset players and also Jennings injury, they will absolutely crush in the 1st rd if ever they reach the playoffs.

?Pacers, the Big loss of George are making them a bad team, they should now focus on drafting a new Lance Stephenson or a new Danny Granger on the team.

?Kings, with no luck this year but with Coach Karl on the team they can still compete. For Next Season! They need to find a new PG to lead the team.

=P

Nba-gmaster



 

 

28 Feb 2015 06:28:25
Top 8 teams in lottery:

Knicks: trading away all players, except Carmelo, and gaining cap space. They are tanking to get Okafor if not any of the top 4 draftees will do.

Lakers: just like the Knicks, playing without Kobe in the rest of this season and hoping to revive the Lakers dynasty. They are tanking to get a potential superstar center or point guard.

Sixers: trading away their ace player to get another draftee hopefuls. Unlike Lakers and Knicks, they don't want Okafor, They want to draft either Russell or Mudiay.

Wolves: with overhaul of young potential players, they want to draft a bigman to pair with Wiggins and Rubio, likely to draft Towns but who knows they might get Okafor as number one overall pick.

Magic: With Harris going to free agency, they going to need a wing man in the draft, if not, another big man might help.

Jazz: Trading away Kanter, leads them to draft a center or a power foward.

Nuggets: Making Lawson or Faried available for a trade, they want to reset and build a team for okafor, towns, russel or mudiay. A draft for a two way guard or a true center if they don't convey a trade with Lawson and Faried.

Celtics: with Olynyk and Zeller failing to reach their potential, They want to draft a starting center.

=P

Nba-gmaster



 

 

28 Feb 2015 04:48:18
NBA PLAYOFFS IS GETTING NEAR!

10 teams are lock in the Playoffs:
*Cavaliers (with the greatest player in the world, LeBron James, on the team its a sure lock in the playoffs)
*Warriors (with the Splash Brothers, Steph and Klay, nothing can dethrone them being number one in West, and numero uno in offense)
*Bulls (the only team that can give a good fight to the cavs in east, but they going to need Rose)
*Hawks (the best starting 5 team's chemistry. they surely prove that they are number one in East)
*Grizzlies (they maybe underrated but they are current number one defensive team, trailing with Warriors as number 2 in west)
*Rockets (in the past years, they don't have a good bench players but now with good 2nd unit and with their MVP Harden and 3x DPOY Dwight, no one can stop them now)
*Blazers (with a addition of Afflalo and with big towers on frontcourt, its no excuse for them to fail)
*Raptors (they did not focus much adding players but they focus in developing on their players. one false move by the hawks, they will take the number one spot in East)
*Wizards (with a superB duo backcourt of Wall and Beal, they won't back down on any team)
*Mavericks (with too many former stars and good quality players, veterancy and experience could lead them to victory)

=P

Nba-gmaster



 

 

27 Feb 2015 17:02:53
Derrick Rose will return this season!

jackfitz33



 

 

25 Feb 2015 13:41:33
I believe the New York knicks should drop the triangle and sign Rajon Rondo who's time in Dallas isn't going well and probely wants a change in the summer. Also believe because of his performance in Dallas the Knicks could get him a lot cheaper then expected and he will fit well the Melo

What do people think?

Knickstilliidie


I'd rather spend that money on Jimmy Butler than Rondo, and get a PG like Beverly.

kn1ck3rb0ck3r



 

 

24 Feb 2015 14:14:32
MOCK LOTTERY

1. KNICKS: Jahlil Okafor
2. TIMBERWOLVES: D'Angelo Russell
3. 76ERS: Emmanuel Mudiay
4. MAGIC: Justice Winslow
5. LAKERS: Karl-Anthony Towns
6. KINGS: Mario Hezonja
7. JAZZ: Kevon Looney
8. NUGGETS: Kelly Oubre
9. PACERS: Myles Turner
10.PISTONS: Montrez Harrell
11.CELTICS: Willie Cauley-Stein
12.ROCKETS: Kristaps Porzingis
13.HAWKS: Trey Lyles
14.THUNDER: Isiah Taylor
15.76ERS: Terry Rozier

kn1ck3rb0ck3r



 

 

24 Feb 2015 01:43:14
Knicks Offseason:
Sign Brandon Knight, Wes Matthews, and Thad Young
Knight/Calderon
Matthews/Hardaway
Anthony/Early
Young/Acy
Okafor/Asik

alexstorm1


Knicks offseason

Sign: Tobias Harris (max), Jimmy Butler (max), Patrick Beverly, Brandan Wright, & Pero Antic

Draft: Okafor

Resign: Jason Smith

pg. Beverly/Galloway
sg. Butler/THJ
sf. Melo/Early
pf. Harris/wright
c. Okafor/Antic

kn1ck3rb0ck3r



 

 

24 Feb 2015 00:25:45
For all my sixers fans out there this is for u so let me here your opinions. Do u think sixers r going to make a trade for bennett or completely ignore him and draft someone else for our back up power forward in the draft.

go 76ers



 

 

22 Feb 2015 02:28:16
King fans out there:

What would it take for the celtics to get boogie and McLemore in a trade?


I see the direction that this team is going in (trying to replicate badass 80s teams. Notice how all the players that they've been acquiring have the killer instinct and don't even have a shoulder?) and they still need that intense/passionate big man to make it complete

Mclemore is the second coming of Ray allen so wth


Additional big men i'd like in green include the manimal, and cliff Alexander (clips pick)

TraderDanny2.0



 

 

21 Feb 2015 16:41:38
Its very clear that 9 teams from east and also in west are battling for playoffs spot.

East:
Cavaliers, Bulls, Hawks,
Wizards, Raptors, Bucks
Heat, Hornets, Nets

West:
Warriors, T-Blazers, Grizzlies
Rockets, Mavericks, Clippers
Spurs, Thunder, Pelicans

=P

Nba-gmaster



 

 

21 Feb 2015 00:24:50
Teams for people who might get bought out

Perkins

Clippers - Go back with Doc
Cavs - Backup center

Sanders

Spurs - Go to a winning team and coach
Pelicans - Team up with Davis

Martin

Wizards - Backup Beal
Rockets - Go back to old team and win title maybe

ESPN



 

 

20 Feb 2015 22:16:07
Realistic Knicks FA targets

I try to be and think I am a realistic Knicks fan. As much as people talk about the lure of the Big Apple, look at the Knicks recent FA track record. It's full of overpaying for old, injury prone or questionable character talent. The LeBron's of the NBA are not signing with us, at least not in the immediate future.

As such, here are the five most reasonable FA targets I believe the Knicks could get, and would be good fits:

5) Goran Dragic - I'm only putting him on this list because he named New York as one of his preferred destinations. I'm pretty sure he'll resign in Miami, but should he not, the Knicks have a shot at him.

4) Thad Young - I've always liked Young, he brings a lot of good things to the table that the Knicks could use. He can play and defend multiple positions well and brings a great work ethic. Knicks don't defend and unfortunately don't hustle much either. He's still young (no pun intended) at 26, and you're not going to have to break the bank to get him ($9-$10M per).

Aaron Afflalo- The guard equivalent of Thad Young with the addition of being a good corner 3 point shooter, which is big in the triangle. $10M per guy as well.

2) Patrick Beverley - Great value addition who plays hard nose D and fits better as a triangle PF than a traditional one. If Dragic is available, throw Beverley off this list, if not, I would rather have Pat at $7M than Reggie Jackson at $14M.

1) Tobias Harris - Most people would have expected Marc Gasol as the #1 non Dragic target, but:

A) why spend max money on him if you can pick Okafor
B) He most likely stays in Memphis, and if not, goes to San Antonio

Harris isn't the defensive player that the others above are, but he's a good mid and long range shooter for a bigger guy, hustles, and most importantly he's from New York and has suggested that going home would be great. $12M should get close to landing him.

Phil has said he would be more inclined to sign mid-level FA's this offseason, and if Beverley is a guy the Knick sign, they still could sign two more of Young/Afflalo/Harris and stay just under the cap without other moves. Assuming filling needs, let's go with Harris and Afflalo, which would give the Knicks a potential 2015-16 starting lineup of:

PG - Beverley
SG - Afflalo
SF - Melo
PF - Harris
C - Okafor

Championship contender, not yet, but 15-16 would be a much better year. With no first round pick in 16, might as well be better anyways!

Triangle O



 

 

20 Feb 2015 20:32:43
2015-16 DETROIT PISTONS UPDATED PLANS
Free Agents: Joel Anthony, Reggie Jackson, John Lucas, Greg Monroe, Tayshaun Prince

2015 Draft:
- 10th pick: Kelly Oubre (sign to rookie deal)
- 40th pick: Perry Ellis (sign to rookie deal)

2015 Free Agency:
- Waive Caron Butler
- Re-Sign Greg Monroe to 4-years, $60,000,000
- Sign Draymond Green to 3-years, $33,000,000 (about $1M over what Golden State is willing to match; has said that he might want to come to Detroit)
- Sign Kevin Seraphin to 2-years, $5,000,000
- Sign Jameer Nelson to 2-years, $5,000,000 (Stan Van Gundy connection from Orlando)

**Pistons still have about $80,000 left in cap space if the projections are correct

PG: Brandon Jennings / Jameer Nelson / Spencer Dinwiddie
SG: Kentavious Caldwell-Pope / Jodie Meeks
SF: Draymond Green / Kelly Oubre / Cartier Martin
PF: Greg Monroe / Anthony Tolliver / Perry Ellis
C: Andre Drummond / Kevin Seraphin

Detroit has a chance to be a contender in the East.

kyle_morris27


GS will resign Draymond Green, even if the demands the max.

Warriorsalltheway



 

 

20 Feb 2015 04:20:30
i hated how the bucks traded away knight. mcw won't do anything for the bucks. they just traded away a future franchise player in the making.



THOUGHTS

jackfitz33


Knight is good but no franchise player, the franchise is in the hands of Parker & Giannis. MCW will be a great fit for that team.

kn1ck3rb0ck3r



 

 

19 Feb 2015 20:40:16
What did the 76ers get for MCW, i'm so confused

kn1ck3rb0ck3r


The Lakers first round pick through Phoenix. Right now the pick will be around #3-5, and the pick is top-5 protected. It is top-3 protected in 2016-17 and then unprotected in 2018.

Boy Howdie


Probably the Lakers 2016 pick because Lakers will get the top 5 this year

adik



 

 

19 Feb 2015 19:59:35
R.I.P. this website, cya guys in June.

kn1ck3rb0ck3r



 

 

19 Feb 2015 00:57:52
Watch Amare kills it in Dallas

kn1ck3rb0ck3r



 

 

17 Feb 2015 03:48:06
Lakers 2015

Rondo 4y 56m

Harris 3y 45m

Sign backup vet pg

Draft Towns

Draft a backup pg or center with hou pick

Hill Sacre Young Lin Kelly for Picks

Rondo FA
Kobe (Clarkson Future SG)
Harris Johnson
Davis Randle
Towns Black

Ca



 

 

16 Feb 2015 19:42:57
Rumors that Larry Sanders might be bought out

My top 3 teams

1) Spurs - Pop could help Sanders love Bball again and he can help them continue to contend when Duncan and Manu are gone

2) Cavs - Cavs really need rim protection still and I think Sanders could eventually be a starter there

3) Pelicans - Also need a good center since Asik might leave in FA and could form one of the most athletic front courts in the NBA

Wildcards - Hawks, Thunder, Dallas , GSW , and Heat

ESPN


I'd love for the spurs to take a chance on him. they could remain a solid team after duncan.

pg. parker
sg. green
sf. leonard
pf. splitter
c. sanders

kn1ck3rb0ck3r



 

 

16 Feb 2015 18:56:12
Raptors should sign Amar'e

NikoxRojas



 

 

14 Feb 2015 22:27:37
Thunder get David west, George Hill, and 2015 lottery protected 1st

Pacers get Reggie Jackson, Kendrick Perkins, and Jeremy Lamb


PF. D. West/ M. Mcgary/G. Jarrett
SF. K. Durant/ P. Jones
C. S. Ibaka/ S. Adams/ N. Collision
SG. A. Roberson/ D. Waiters/ A. Morrow
Pg. R. Westbrook/ G. Hill/ I. Smith


Pacers do it to get their PG of the future and a young scoring wing along with Perkins expiring contract. they give the Thunder the 1st round pick in exchange for taking on GEORGE Hills contract

jbbaby



 

 

14 Feb 2015 18:50:20
2016 Knicks Line Up

pg. russel/galloway
sg. butler/thj
sf. melo/early/thiannis
pf. Aldridge/wright
c. gasol/koufos

kn1ck3rb0ck3r



 

 

14 Feb 2015 01:25:08
NBA ALLSTAR 2015

My winners pick
Rising stars challenge: World team
MVP: Wiggins or Antetokounmpo

Shooting stars challenge: Team Bosh, Cash and Wilkins

Skills challenge: Knight

Three point contest: Thompson

SlamDunk contest: LaVine

64th Allstar Game: EAST Team
MVP: Anthony

=P

Nba-gmaster



 

 

13 Feb 2015 04:16:38
Does anyone think the Thunder would go after Roy Hibbert in free agency or even trade for him. How much do you think he's worth.

Thunder Dude


Yes, 6 mil

brashoesmith


Now that I look at his stats he probably around 9-10 mill

Thunder Dude



 

 

13 Feb 2015 02:38:10
James Young will turn into a poor man's Harden but a better defender

ESPN


So Arron Afflalo?

kn1ck3rb0ck3r



 

 

12 Feb 2015 23:02:22
This goes to sixers fans only, nobody else.

What should the sixers give up for victor olidipo.

go 76ers


Not a sixers fan, but probably at least 2x 1st dps and Wroten

kn1ck3rb0ck3r


Nerlens Noel and 1st that would be perfect for Magic

sunset



 

 

12 Feb 2015 21:46:08
Lac - Bos

Lac gets Turner and Bradley

Bos gets Crawford(exp) Udoh (exp) Barnes and future 1st

Clippers sign Stat if bought out

Paul/Rivers
Bradley/Reddick/Wilcox
Turner/Jones
(Griffen)Stat/Davis/Hedo
Jordan/Hawes

ESPN



 

 

12 Feb 2015 21:26:02
Timberwolves-Trailblazers-Suns Trade


Timberwolves Get- Thomas Robinson, Meyers Leonard, Joel Freeland and Will Barton.

Trailblazers Get- Nikola Pekovic and Miles Plumlee.

Suns Get- Allen Crabbe, Robbie Hummel, Timberwolves 2nd (2017), and Trailblazers 2nd (2016) via Kings got from Tyreke Evans Trade

Timberwolves Get rid of Salary and age for promising young players in Robinson and Leonard and expiring deals in Barton and Freeland.

Trailblazers gets an upgrade at center to help them in the tough western conference and nice depth in Miles Plumlee.

Suns get a couple of picks and a young prospect in crabbe and an expiring contract with Hummel.

brashoesmith



 

 

12 Feb 2015 20:36:22
nyk-utah-hou

nyk trade THJ jose and jason smith
nyk gets kanter, and terry

utah trades kanter
utah gets thj jason smith hou 2nd

hou trade terry, 2nd
hou gets jose

triangle offense is great for shooting bigs kanter is young and still has potential but the trade market is reportedly soft for him rn knicks can resign him fairly cheap leaving cap for other f.a. and unloads calderons salary

smith has many of the same strengths kanter has can play either backup big spot and doesn't eat into future cap thj can play sg or sf and is young still has potential 2nd is a sweetener

hou gets a smart vet pg who can play off ball with harden and hit open jumpers all day for a 37 yr old terry and a 2nd

Nykffl33



 

 

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