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11 Apr 2021 02:31:31
How much is Richaun Holmes going to cost next season?
Is there a price that Cleveland won't match for Allen?
Would Memphis trade Jonas?
Or is New Freddie the Raptors future 5?

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11 Apr 2021 12:20:58
My guess is multi-year around $15 mil per year for Holmes. That would put him in Clint Capela salary range.

There are reports that Holmes is very open to resigning with Sacramento because he is tired of hopping from team to team. And with the Kings being short on big men, they are going to give him a pretty good offer.

11 Apr 2021 13:11:32
1. New Freddie is a forward.
2. Fredman, the Raptors have about 23 million in cap space if they waive Lowry's cap hold, resign Stanley Johnson to the minimum, keep Watanabe's and Trent's cap holds, and exercise team options on Boucher and Bembry. Presumably, we could offer about 17-20 million per year.

11 Apr 2021 14:21:01
@Darry, what is the cap hold for your lottery pick? $5.3 mil was the cap hold for last years #7 selection. What is the cap hold for vacant roster spots? about another $4.0 mil (seems like 4 spots) .

so take off about $9 mil in your initial estimation of Toronto's cap space at the start of Free Agency.

Are you really going to sign Holmes if you draft Kai Jones in the lottery?

11 Apr 2021 16:54:53
I counted the rookie's cap hold in the calculation.

11 Apr 2021 16:55:30
Also, not going to draft Jones at 8. Maybe if we trade down, but I'd rather go for BPA.

12 Apr 2021 12:25:38
@fredman. aren't the Kings resticted on how much of a raise they can offer Holmes?
I agree with Darry on $23M number if we renounce Lowry, Baines, Hood, Johnson and Ponds. that should leave lots to offer Holmes his $15M and keep Birch as the backup 5, Boucher as backup 4.
Darry I was only kidding about New Freddie getting overexcited about his first game, where he did look promising. I think the Raptors will keep him as the third 5. whether he's got traditional size or not that's where Nick is playing him.
I'm thinking Holmes, Allen or Valanciunas are the most logical sign or trade targets to solve the big problem in the lineup. who am i missing?

12 Apr 2021 17:32:42
@windrapsfan. Nice Job. I had assumed that the Kings have full Bird rights on Holmes. But upon further research, the Kings only have early Bird rights because Holmes only signed a two-year deal with the Kings. The projected max for next year's early bird exception is $10.3 mil. The Kings could still offer Holmes an extension before the end of the season I believe. Can't seem to find any deadline listed for this kind of extension.

Enes Kanter is in a similar spot with Portland. Drummond since the Lakers will have no rights nor cap space.

Valanciunas is under contract for next year. So is Memphis trading him to Toronto? It is not like Memphis needs to salary dump him.

This is the primary reason I do not see Kai Jones getting past Toronto or Sacramento at pick #7 or pick #8.

12 Apr 2021 23:17:38
If Cavs beat writers are to be believed, the Cavs are willing to match anything for Allen and he’s currently the Cavs most untouchable player.

11 Apr 2021 01:19:37
I did random lottery simulator for this lottery only mock

1. Rockets - Cunningham PG
2. Magic - Mobley C
3. Wizards - Suggs PG
4. Cavs - Kuminga SF/PF
5. Warriors Green SG/SF
6. Pistons - Bouknight SG
7. Thunder - Mitchell PG
8. Raptors - Jones C
9. Kings - Barnes SF/PF
10. Magic - Johnson SG
11. Pelicans - Moody SG/SF
12. Warriors - Butler PG
13. Pacers - Johnson SF/PF
14. Spurs - Wagner SF/PF

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11 Apr 2021 05:28:23
Magic not going to draft Evan Mobley if they do it’s need to trade Wendell Carter it’s doesn’t fit tho it’s too many bigs I don’t like this Mock Draft.

11 Apr 2021 13:12:17
If we have the 8th pick, it seems a 'waste' to draft Jones as he's more likely to go around 10-12. Maybe trade down.

11 Apr 2021 14:32:03
@Darry. Wouldn't be surprised to see the Kings take Jones @ #9, or Orlando @#10 (if they do not take Mobley earlier) .

Definately not seeing Spurs passing on Jones @#14. So you would have to trade down with Indiana or New Orleans. Not convinced that these teams desiring to give up assets to trade up since what you can get at #11 and #12 is not that different than what you can get at #8 in this draft. For example, is Kispert @ #8 better than say Mitchell/ Moody/ Bouknight @ #11 or #12?

11 Apr 2021 17:31:05
MD, Carter isn't good at center neither is Bamba. You complain about every pick I give y’all even tho it’s a different player out of the top 5 Everytime lolll.

11 Apr 2021 21:02:22
I gave you Green at first and you said “we have too many guards”, my last one I gave Kuminga and you said “we have to many wings amd forwards” now it’s you have too many centers lol make up your mind Md.

10 Apr 2021 13:40:34

1.Wolves:Cade Cunningham PG/SF
2.Rockets:Evan Mobley C/PF
3.Pistons:Jalen Suggs SG/PG
4.Magic:Jalen Green SG
5.Cavaliers:Johnathan Kuminga PF/SF
6.Wizards:Keon Johnson SG/SF
7.Thunder:Jalen Johnson SF/PF
8.Raptors:Davion Mitchell PG
9.Kings:Corey Kispert SF/SG
10.Magic:Scottie Barnes.via Bulls PF/SF
11.Pelicans:Ziarie Williams SG/SF
12.Warriors:Franz Wagner SF
13.Pacers:James Bouknight SG
14.Spurs:Sharife Cooper PG

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10 Apr 2021 15:52:33
Yes, the Raptors need another guard alongside Lowry, VanVleet, Flynn, and Bembry.

10 Apr 2021 17:17:40
and even if lowry and bembry leave in the offseason the Raptors used both their picks on the backcourt last year. they need to stock the development system with front court players now.

10 Apr 2021 17:30:36
quite a few recent mock drafts have Kai Jones going to Toronto/ Tampa at #8. Pairing him with Siakim would create one of the most athletic front courts in the League.

10 Apr 2021 23:18:40
Don’t see spurs going with another guard. They need forward and big man depth.

11 Apr 2021 03:56:36
This draft is quite shallow on bigs once you get pass Mobley and Jones in the lottery.

12 Apr 2021 22:16:47
Eh Sengun is an international prospect rising, I’ve seen him between 13-20 now.

14 Apr 2021 12:26:32
I’m hoping Pels take best available 3 and D wing.

15 Apr 2021 13:51:24
Watch the videos on Sengun, NBA16. I don't see anything really impressive there. Big man who can catch the ball in the key and can dunk the basketball when no one is in-between him and the rim.

09 Apr 2021 22:58:28
Lets assume Orlando and OKC (via Houston) do not end up in the top 4 of the NBA lottery. What are the chances that they trade those picks to move up into the top 4?

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10 Apr 2021 13:17:58
Magic are keeping the picks to draft Jalen Green and Scottie Barnes.

10 Apr 2021 17:20:48
the question was built on the assumption that the Magic are not in the top 4. do you expect Green will be available after the 4th pick? . fredman's point being you (Magic) may need to trade up to get what you want.

10 Apr 2021 17:29:20
so you would rather have a Green + Barnes over Mobley?

The reason I ask is because the top 3 picks (Cunningham, Mobley and Suggs) don't really fit well with Minnesota (unless they think Mobley can play as a modern-day PF) . I think if Minny (or someone jumps up into the Top 4) that they could be looking to trade down if they are looking for wings.

12 Apr 2021 22:17:52
I think Minny takes Cunningham, trades Dlo.

12 Apr 2021 22:18:13
Cunningham can also play the 3 and still be the facilitator for them.

07 Apr 2021 08:28:59
All Def team vs all Off team.
who would win?

C:Olajuwon/D robinson
Pf:rodman/T Duncan
Sf:Pippen/ K Leonard
SG:Jordan/ M Cooper
PG:Payton/ J Stocton

C:wilt chamberlain/ Shaq
Pf:Abdul Jabbar/ K Malone
Sf:L Bird/ LB James
SG:K Bryant/ K Durant (replacing M Jordan)
Pg:S curry/Iverson

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07 Apr 2021 12:30:48
All Def for sure. Also why would you have LBJ come off the bench?

07 Apr 2021 13:27:42
Because L Bird would shut him down, without pulling out his trainingjack.

07 Apr 2021 21:33:05
Stockton was an self proclaimed bad defender that played so long steals were east because he knew plays from other teams.

08 Apr 2021 03:48:44
perhaps, Shiller, but averaging 172 steals a season for a career is still #2 in league history behind only Alvin Robinson.

08 Apr 2021 15:53:16
Having the 2nd best player in nba history come off the bench is confusing.

08 Apr 2021 22:27:10
Neither of the two best defenders of all time starting is also weird. One omitted completely.

09 Apr 2021 09:28:12
Stockton and Duncan starts for sure over Payton and Rodman.

11 Apr 2021 14:38:37
what's the saying? Defense wins championships.

05 Apr 2021 12:36:13
Maybe i'm not that old yet but someone here tell me, are the players back in the days maybe 80's and 90's or even early 2000's sit out ball games aside from being majorly injured? It's kind of annoying that these dudes today sit out too many games. From what i remember, players like Kobe, AI, Dirk, Duncan, Garnett, etc doesn't mind playing back to back games and small injuries had never been an excuse

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05 Apr 2021 15:35:02
I can remember somewhat similar situations like Pippen refusing to go back into a game because a play was not being drawn up for him.

I can remember some players missing the last game of the season when playoff spots were locked with "minor" injuries. But I also remember some playing in order to juice some stats in order to win an award or set a record (AKA it was not about the team or winning the game) .

But there also wasn't the science back in the 80's, 90's and 2000's that backed up getting proper amount of rest before games in order to lower the risk of significant injury.

But I like to focus more on the hypocrisy of Adam Silver saying that teams can not "rest" players on TV games (because of the $$$$) but can "rest" players with no consideration to the ticket buyer.

05 Apr 2021 17:00:32
Duncan and spurs started the resting guys trend.

06 Apr 2021 15:43:39
Small injuries have always been a reason to sit. It’s become a bigger deal because testing and history has shown teams they need to take better care of guys.

Kobe is really not a good example. He was a very rare breed. That said, he also physically fell apart at 34. He ran himself into the ground. Iverson was 33 when his body was done. Both were incredibly tough, but there was a price to that toughness.

As Shiller said, Duncan’s team was the originator of load management.

06 Apr 2021 23:44:14
"Old Duncan" team with Kawhi, not "young Duncan" team with David Robinson.

07 Apr 2021 09:48:36
The Bulls management and Jordan didn't like Pippen staying out. the first i remember is the spurs resting the old players in back to back games (vs Miami)

I think it's a good thing players can rest. 82 games+ playoffs is heavy. In soccer it's usual that the team rotate.

I always wonder how the carreer of players like B Roy, R Sampson, B Daughrty, pete Maravic, G Muresan, P Hardaway, G Hill, J Bender would have been, if they could have stayed healty.

07 Apr 2021 14:14:55
@gasupo. I disagree with you about the rest. The reason that the players need "rest" is because they are playing 40 mins per game in back to back. AKA they are being overworked. One answer is to rest them while another (which will lead to less injury) is not to overwork them in each game.

08 Apr 2021 13:41:51
I agree that playing to many minutes is a problem too.
But it could be important for some players to rest. Not all body's can play 82 games.

08 Apr 2021 15:40:05
Most players today are pansies compared to the ones 50 years ago. That being said, is possible there is too much emphasis put on spending hours upon hours of being in the gym?

04 Apr 2021 19:26:19
You're the NBA Commissioner and you have to pick 6 North American cties to expand to

Who do you select and do you relocate any current team to the other Conference?

I'd pick Seattle. KC. Baltimore Cincinnati San Jose and a second Chicago team. And even though I'd love to move Pels East I'd make no relocation choices.

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04 Apr 2021 20:23:44
Seattle, Las Vegas, San Diego, St Louis, Buffalo, Austin (future planning for all the Tech companies moving there)

04 Apr 2021 20:30:41
Las Vegas

04 Apr 2021 22:27:34
How did I miss Vegas? Yeah I’d drop Cincy and add Vegas. But no one thinks a second Chicago team is a good move?

05 Apr 2021 08:46:34
Not sure the money is there in Chicago for a 2nd team. don't see Chicago on same wealth level as NYC or LA.

06 Apr 2021 15:15:01
Vancouver, Calgary, Montreal, Ottawa, Halifax, and Mexico City.
America's got enough teams and enough ego.


07 Apr 2021 08:11:45
I like Austin having a team, not sure Texas can get a fourth team.

A second team in Canada would be great

I don't get it why Vegas hasn't a team, i think the NBA wouldn't want a team there.

San Diego, San Jose and Seatle on the west coast
(Move Minny to the East)

07 Apr 2021 17:31:09
Jokes aside, I really think Canada should get a second team. They have a huge fanbase.
Wonder if Mexico could actually ever get one :)
For Canada, I'd say either Montreal, Vancouver, or Calgary.
Seattle and Las Vegas could easily get a team.
Baltimore? Louisville? Alberquerque? Just throwing out suggestions here.

07 Apr 2021 18:41:16
Can Seattle-Vancover support 2 teams?

08 Apr 2021 17:12:36
Seattle yes, Vancouver I'm not sure. I can only vision people saying, so what time do they drop the puck.

04 Apr 2021 14:51:45
Mavs full squad is already top 10 and Luca becomes better and better. Nets and LA are good for now but old. Miami is not really good. Boston has only good players.

Wiz will miss the playoffs - and need to rebuild.

Mavs are young and good - and have CAP in the summer : )

Dal - Wiz:
Beal - Powell, Green, Brunson, 3x 1st

Beal Beal

Sign Holmes and THJ.

Ring Ring - Ring Ring

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04 Apr 2021 20:36:02
I don't see any way for Dallas to get Beal without trading Doncic. Maybe you could send Doncic for Beal and a couple of more assets. Then you've got the player you want so badly.

04 Apr 2021 22:28:52
Dallas assets past Luka and KP are basically zip

06 Apr 2021 20:53:28
If Dallas can make it happen and offer 3 first for Beal plus with young players they have a good chance getting him like the nets did with harden.


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