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  • General NBA Thread - 2018-2019 Season

    Here's the new thread

    Last season is done and now we look forward to the future


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      He's really only got 2 options, stay in Cleveland or go to Philly.

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        Nuggets need to unload as much dead salary as possible now that they're on the hook this year for Chandler, Arthur, Faried and Plumlee. All those guys need to be gone by 2019 and I think they should let Barton go too and slide Beasley into his spot. He's a much better defender and if he gets the opportunity, he can do most of what WB does in the backup guard spot...no need to keep him playing the 3 when you've got other candidates on the rise there. If we cut/trade all those guys, that's $50 million a year in dead salary. That takes care of Jokic and once Millsap leaves, that's another 30+ million. This team could dump all these guys and not lose a step, and gain the ability to sign another star player in FA to help this young core develop, then in a couple years when these kids are off their rookie deals, let whoever they bring in go and you've got the makings of a team that can compete in the west at a high level.

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        • #5
          If Lebron goes to Philly, his style of play makes Ben Simmons a non-factor. Yeah Lebron said he wants to play off the ball in the future, but I just don't see him moving into that role naturally, it isn't his style of play. And if he goes to Philly, can Ben Simmons operate off the ball ? Can he find a consistent, reliable jump shot ? I don't see that situation working out unless Lebron is actually serious about playing off the ball.

          I like the idea of Lebron to Boston. I don't see it happening, and I don't know their cap situation, however if they could make it work, imagine that group of players. You have a healthy Kyrie Irving and Gordon Heyward, throw in a more seasoned Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown, with a rotation of Morris, Baynes, and Horford in the front court, with Terry Rozier and Marcus Smart on the second unit, you have a deep, stacked roster with Lebron obviously stepping in and pushing them over the edge.

          I agree the Nuggets need to dumb some of their bad contracts. I personally don't see them being able to dump Arthur, and I really hope they don't re-sign Barton, he is a slightly better Corey Brewer. I think the Nuggets will just have to eat the salary of Chandler this season, and I am sure Faried will be offloaded, it has to be the year to get rid of him, he deserves to be playing. That leaves Plumlee who this front office just re-signed, and seem to really like, I think he is here for a few more years.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by IndelibleScribe View Post
            He's really only got 2 options, stay in Cleveland or go to Philly.
            Or LA

            Philly would make more sense if they also got kawhi. Embiid, lebron, and Simmons don’t make a ton of basketball sense though it’s a lot of talent, so they could make it work if they also retained a couple shooters (redick at the mid level, ilyasova).
            Last edited by SonOfLe-loLang; 06-25-2018, 07:08 AM.

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            • #7
              <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Denver Nuggets star Nikola Jokic will have his team option declined for next season to become RFA, and sides plan to reach agreement on a five-year, $146.5M maximum contract, league sources told Yahoo.</p>&mdash; Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) <a href="https://twitter.com/ShamsCharania/status/1011244160484020224?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">June 25, 2018</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

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              • #8
                Originally posted by footstepsfrom#27 View Post
                Nuggets need to unload as much dead salary as possible now that they're on the hook this year for Chandler, Arthur, Faried and Plumlee. All those guys need to be gone by 2019 and I think they should let Barton go too and slide Beasley into his spot. He's a much better defender and if he gets the opportunity, he can do most of what WB does in the backup guard spot...no need to keep him playing the 3 when you've got other candidates on the rise there. If we cut/trade all those guys, that's $50 million a year in dead salary. That takes care of Jokic and once Millsap leaves, that's another 30+ million. This team could dump all these guys and not lose a step, and gain the ability to sign another star player in FA to help this young core develop, then in a couple years when these kids are off their rookie deals, let whoever they bring in go and you've got the makings of a team that can compete in the west at a high level.

                totally agree! Need to let Barton walk. Beasley is a cheaper option and Barton will cost to much for what his return is. Let someone else overpay for his services. Get rid of Chandler, Faried, Arthur and Plumee (whom is vastly overpaid)

                and if we don't start shedding some of those contracts, we will be in paying a huge chunk of luxury tax.
                Last edited by ColoradoBuff; 06-25-2018, 07:21 AM.

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                • #9
                  I'd like to see Bron go west for challenge. Where ever he goes I expect 2 great players
                  go with him in PG KW CP. I think LA is most likely.

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                  • #10
                    LeBron will chose between Cleveland or LA, somewhere that his family is familiar with. His family will have a big say in the decision this time.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by footstepsfrom#27 View Post
                      Nuggets need to unload as much dead salary as possible now that they're on the hook this year for Chandler, Arthur, Faried and Plumlee. All those guys need to be gone by 2019 and I think they should let Barton go too and slide Beasley into his spot. He's a much better defender and if he gets the opportunity, he can do most of what WB does in the backup guard spot...no need to keep him playing the 3 when you've got other candidates on the rise there. If we cut/trade all those guys, that's $50 million a year in dead salary. That takes care of Jokic and once Millsap leaves, that's another 30+ million. This team could dump all these guys and not lose a step, and gain the ability to sign another star player in FA to help this young core develop, then in a couple years when these kids are off their rookie deals, let whoever they bring in go and you've got the makings of a team that can compete in the west at a high level.
                      Agree on dumps Denver needs to nail 19 and 20 drafts for a big FA signing possibility. Super Team era hurts Denver's chances though.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by ColoradoBuff View Post
                        LeBron will chose between Cleveland or LA, somewhere that his family is familiar with. His family will have a big say in the decision this time.
                        How can Clev get it done though to please the king in 1 yr? How does money work to add Bron and PG KL or CP?

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by NFLBRONCO View Post
                          How can Clev get it done though to please the king in 1 yr? How does money work to add Bron and PG KL or CP?
                          I think if lebron stays in Cle, they’ll trade Sexton and a couple pieces to charlotte for Kemba. That’s not enough but it’s an improvement

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by NFLBRONCO View Post
                            I'd like to see Bron go west for challenge. Where ever he goes I expect 2 great players
                            go with him in PG KW CP. I think LA is most likely.
                            So what do folks think of the whole "Super Team" concept where players get together and go somewhere making them an instant contender. The Lakers are a poorly run **** pile but could immediately become a contender, not because of anything their management has done, but because of their location.

                            I don't see how you can stop it happening but unless I am a LA/Team in a State with no sales tax fan, I HATE it.

                            Golden State at least built a team through the draft. They went into "Holy-****-Ridiculously-Good" territory through the super team route with KD.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by TerrElway View Post
                              So what do folks think of the whole "Super Team" concept where players get together and go somewhere making them an instant contender. The Lakers are a poorly run **** pile but could immediately become a contender, not because of anything their management has done, but because of their location.

                              I don't see how you can stop it happening but unless I am a LA/Team in a State with no sales tax fan, I HATE it.

                              Golden State at least built a team through the draft. They went into "Holy-****-Ridiculously-Good" territory through the super team route with KD.
                              I don't quite understand why people moralize how teams are built. Whether it's through drafting or FA, both require planning and luck.

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