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24 Jul 2021 04:48:46
I just read that the Blazers have turned down several 1st round picks and players for McCollum. Supposedly it's a win now with veterans who by the way don't want to come to a small market team. That alone shows that there is no urgency in the Blazers front office to get young good players to develop, how else are we going to see another Championship here? It's been almost 45 years. I've been a fan since day 1, have seen a lot of good and a lot of bad.. It's time to right the ship . Do some trades and do a better job on selling why move to Oregon!,

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23 Jul 2021 19:10:54
Jason Anderson: Kai Jones says he had a great workout with the Kings, specifically saying he had dinner with the team and shot the ball well. “They love the passion I play with and the motor I play with. ”.

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23 Jul 2021 14:28:45
According to a recent report, Los Angeles Lakers forward Kyle Kuzma sees himself on the same level as Boston Celtics superstar Jayson Tatum. “I think that Kyle Kuzma perceives himself as someone like Jayson Tatum, ” said Eric Pincus on a recent episode of the Lakerside Chats podcast. “I think that’s how he views himself. And that’s great. You should view yourself as one of the best young players in the league. ”

SMH. And we wonder why SOME younger players do not fully develop or put in the work?

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23 Jul 2021 16:22:36
Tatum seems to work hard to constantly make himself better. Thinking your ceiling is star doesn’t block someone from putting in the work to become one.

The biggest issue is if that ego/ confidence blocks you from taking a lesser role. And I don’t think he’s totally rejected being a role player over a star.

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23 Jul 2021 17:23:47
@BMiller. Totally missed what I was saying. This thought process of Kuzma's suggests that he feels that he does not have to put in the work to be a "young star" because he ALREADY sees himself at that level.

Kings are going through the same "delusions" with Bagley.

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23 Jul 2021 23:36:14
@Fredman - and you've just identified the most important asset a veteran like Chris Paul or Kyle Lowry can bring to a team. making sure the youngsters understand how much work has to be put in.

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23 Jul 2021 06:32:21
All in their primes who you got

Pg CP3
Sg Wade
Sf Durant
Pf Garnett
Ce B.Wallace

Vs

Pg Iverson
Sg R.Allen
Sf Kawhi
Pf Giannis
Ce M.Gasol

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23 Jul 2021 16:23:27
The first one.

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23 Jul 2021 17:24:56
Kinda going with the second one. Would love to see Garnett's reaction to having to guard Giannis on the break/ isolation.

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22 Jul 2021 17:25:34
Sign and trade Schroeder plus pick 22 for Bledsoe and pick ten

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22 Jul 2021 18:44:41
Schroder wants to play in NO? NO wants Schroder?

Seems like Bledsoe + 2nd rounder for Kuzma makes more sense to NO.

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22 Jul 2021 19:24:19
Hahaha. No thanks

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22 Jul 2021 20:25:32
Why would NO ever consider that?

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21 Jul 2021 23:05:05
Just saw a mock with Kuminga falling down to 8

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21 Jul 2021 15:50:11
Giannis be killing super teams.

"I did it the right way! "

LOL!

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21 Jul 2021 22:28:18
Freddie, people respect the freak more than they do the Divas (LBJ-Durant-Harden-Irving) .

The truth is a hard pill to swallow for some.

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22 Jul 2021 11:50:23
They had a poll on sports radio here in Boston and over 90% voted that they respected Giannis more for doing it without a super team. I don't know what people here are disagreeing about. Maybe a few stragglers don't respect it more, but it's indisputable that the majority of fans do.

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22 Jul 2021 15:40:28
Eh, it’s not that not super of a team. They’ve had two all stars and then they traded for another one. They're a 3 star team. It’s not a super team because Jrue doesn’t get the respect that Kyrie does?

Only two players that actually played were drafted by the Bucks. It was a very constructed team.

Huge respect to Giannis, Jrue, Middleton and the rest. I just think people overblow what is and isn’t a super team.

I guess it’s just all about controlling the narrative.

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22 Jul 2021 18:48:57
@BMiller. But Giannis did NOT leave Milwaukee like KD leaving OKC or Lebron leaving Cleveland. I define superteams as League MVP players leaving their original teams to join a team that already has contender talent.

Milwaukee is no different than the Jordan Bulls, Bird Celtics, Duncan's Spurs or Magic Lakers and Kobe Lakers. It is basically putting up the middle finger to Durant Warriors and Lebron Heat teams.

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22 Jul 2021 21:31:47
I think you're missing the point Bmiller. You need great players to win, but Milwaukee's aren't guys who decided to team up or forced their way out of places. Giannis went a while without winning and instead of leaving, he said I'm winning with the team who drafted me. That's a badass.

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22 Jul 2021 23:23:23
So basically, you’re blaming the players for playing for dreadful front offices that couldn’t put together a decent team to win? Because that’s what Durant and Lebron ran into.

You think if Giannis didn’t have Jrue and Middleton that he doesn’t extend then forces his way out this offseason?

Also, Kobe’s Lakers acquired two star level talents to pair with him. How is that not a super team? Magic’s Lakers acquired one of the greatest players of all time via trade.

Is Steph cursed with the super team label? Wade? Neither switched teams to join anyone else, they had someone go to them.

BTW Durant spent more years with OKC than Giannis has been in the league. There’s time for him to become a snake to the fans yet. And if OKC hadn’t given an MVP away for nearly nothing, OKC probably wins it all at least once. Imagine if the Bucks had traded Middleton for nothing to stay under the tax line. Does Giannis stay. (No, he doesn’t)

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23 Jul 2021 00:03:41
Lebron joined a Miami team who can barely make the playoffs and immediately made them a contender. Meanwhile, Durant joined a championship team in GS. Both are a** moves though especially to the fans. I agree with Fredman about the comparison of Milwaukee to those teams who are built to win championships.

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23 Jul 2021 03:08:48
Bmiller what do you mean KD ran into a teams front office that couldn’t put together a winning team? They had Westbrook Harden and Ibaka. Even when harden left they still had 2 stars and a dpoy candidate. Always had solid role players. I agree with the Lebron one his first stint in Cleveland.

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23 Jul 2021 04:54:38
Given that Durant and the Thunder almost beat the Warriors in his last year. He still opted to join them. That is why many will disrespect his championship. It's not that their team sucks that's why he left.

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23 Jul 2021 16:33:25
They gave an MVP away for nothing. That’s telling your players you’re not committed to winning. Ibaka was always overrated. He’s a nice role player, never more. And Westbrook is Westbrook. I think Russ was as much of a factor that drove Durant away as anyone.

Again, I think people just hate when players use their power to join together to win. When a front office does it, it’s what they’re supposed to do. I don’t get why it’s hated so much, and I don’t get the difference.

Shouldn’t the Miami and GS front offices get killed for recruiting “the enemy”? It’s a weak move to steal the best player on a competitor, right? Same logic?

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23 Jul 2021 17:26:27
agree. Russ drove KD away just like Draymond drove KD away. But then again the common thread in all this is KD.

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23 Jul 2021 19:50:51
Sure, KD is a very emotional person, that is threatened easily both others success, and seems to overthink every professional relationship to find flaws and slights. That seems true.

And I also totally understand both of his moves. He was clearly not winning a ring or happy in OKC. GS was having a blast winning a ring, and he wanted both the joy and the win. And once he got it, it probably wasn’t as fun or fulfilling as he expected it to be, and he was never really embraced as part of the crew internally or externally. So he wanted to go somewhere that he would be considered the guy of the team.

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21 Jul 2021 04:22:19
Congrats to the Milwaukee Bucks

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21 Jul 2021 04:57:22
Giannis is a monster. Happy for him for staying and winning for the team that drafted him.

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21 Jul 2021 07:29:03
Great victory
I do feel sad for CP3.

Do you guys think he go's for one last big contract (Phoenix, Knicks or does he go for another title run now (Lakers, . )?

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21 Jul 2021 08:18:26
He needs to play for a legit contender. Lakers, Clippers? Sixers? Bucks? Maybe Celtics? Obviously needs to take a huge pay cut to make it work.

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