NBA season 21/22

Hattori Hanzo

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Let's talk about Basketball here. Those collective threads with multiple sports are retarded. I don't care about Lacrosse. 21/22 is the 76th season and yes Basketball always deserves an own thread.
 

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Which team looks like they made the biggest gain in the off season?
 

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Good call on a dedicated NBA thread.

Is Damian Lillard on the Jazz yet? If he is, I'll watch basketball this coming season.
 

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Which team looks like they made the biggest gain in the off season?
Lakers fans will tell you them, since they got every player that used to be an All-Star ever.

Beyond that, it's tough to tell. There weren't much in the way of really big, blockbuster moves. Just a lot of role-players and bench warmers.
 

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Miami looks like the improved on the Defensive side ! buck wont repeat ! this is nets year if they can stay healthy .
 

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Nets aren't doing shit in the postseason.
 

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Lakers fans will tell you them, since they got every player that used to be an All-Star ever.

Beyond that, it's tough to tell. There weren't much in the way of really big, blockbuster moves. Just a lot of role-players and bench warmers.

Maybe the Grizzlies. I’m still pissed that they got Culver next to Morant.
 

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The Wizards flipping Wall for Westbrook, for Trez, Kuz, KCP, and a 2nd was probably the best return I have seen for a player no one wants.
 

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The Cavaliers make it official and announce the acquisition of Lauri Markkanen in a sign-and-trade that sends Larry Nance Jr. to Portland and a 2023 second-rounder to Chicago, with the Bulls also receiving Derrick Jones Jr. and Portland's lottery-protected 2022 first-rounder.
 

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Kevin Love is refusing a buyout from the Cavs, preferring a trade instead. Weird move since a buyout would net him more money and also give him freedom to sign wherever he wants.

There's rumors that the Suns are attempting to trade for Thaddeus Young.
 

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I don't see how anyone can explain the logic of Love staying with the Cavs after Lebron left, much less anything after that.
 

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Reports say there's been talks with him that they'll be heavily limiting his minutes with the younger PFs they have in Markkanen and their #3 draft pick.

Should have traded him when Lebron skedaddled. They were out of their minds if they thought he was going to carry the team, and also attract All-Star talent to fill Lebron's shoes. Just blow the thing up and get those draft picks.
 

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Reports say there's been talks with him that they'll be heavily limiting his minutes with the younger PFs they have in Markkanen and their #3 draft pick.

Should have traded him when Lebron skedaddled. They were out of their minds if they thought he was going to carry the team, and also attract All-Star talent to fill Lebron's shoes. Just blow the thing up and get those draft picks.
It's not even about having Kevin Love carry the team, how many All-Star free agents typically sign with the Cavs?
 

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Big, fat, goose egg.

Without LeBron, the Cavs are doomed to be either middling or bottom of the basement.
 

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So people will be wondering "Where's the Love in Cleveland!" :p
 

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Big, fat, goose egg.

Without LeBron, the Cavs are doomed to be either middling or bottom of the basement.
Precisely why they signed Love. He definitely had more value 3 years ago. Smaller markets have to overpay to have a shot at an All Star caliber player.
 

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When love sign that extension I was like wtf, I guess he more of money first and winning second type , I see his stat sheet filler with monster double double numbers but they are not winning plays , in the paint missed fucking tip the ball toward the rim missed and tip to himself and get 2 -3 rebound a possession
 

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When love sign that extension I was like wtf, I guess he more of money first and winning second type , I see his stat sheet filler with monster double double numbers but they are not winning plays , in the paint missed fucking tip the ball toward the rim missed and tip to himself and get 2 -3 rebound a possession
I'd go after the money, too. He already has one more ring than Barkley, Stockton, and Malone.
 

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This doesn't matter to me, he's far away from becoming a legend like Barkley, Stockton, or Malone. In 30 years he's just one of those guys who won a championship with LeBron and peeps will probably still talk about Stockalone.
 

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This doesn't matter to me, he's far away from becoming a legend like Barkley, Stockton, or Malone. In 30 years he's just one of those guys who won a championship with LeBron and peeps will probably still talk about Stockalone.
I personally prefer having money to fame.
 

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I personally prefer having money to fame.
Fame is often all that is left.

Sports Illustrated once estimated that 78% of NFL players file for bankruptcy or are broke only two years after retiring, and after five years of retirement, 60% of NBA players suffer the same fate. Close to 16% of NFL players filed for bankruptcy within just 12 years of retirement, according to a 2015 study by the National Bureau of Economic Research.
 
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