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      08-10-2012 02:48 PM #2451
      i mean i know how the Magic didn't have much leverage since they were being held hostage by Dwight's diva attitude, but this trade doesn't seem all that great for them. sure they bottom out but they have to hope they hit the draft picks they get on high quality players to have any sort of legit return.

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      08-10-2012 02:56 PM #2452
      Quote Originally Posted by rlsib16 View Post
      i mean i know how the Magic didn't have much leverage since they were being held hostage by Dwight's diva attitude, but this trade doesn't seem all that great for them. sure they bottom out but they have to hope they hit the draft picks they get on high quality players to have any sort of legit return.
      If you're not the Lakers, Knicks or Heatles that's pretty much what you have to do anyway because you'll likely wind up being an also-ran.

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      08-10-2012 03:16 PM #2453
      Quote Originally Posted by Fritz27 View Post
      If you're not the Lakers, Knicks or Heatles that's pretty much what you have to do anyway because you'll likely wind up being an also-ran.
      Boston and Chicago are also in sterns favor.

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      08-10-2012 03:19 PM #2454
      Exactly. If your team is not happened to be located in a preferred city then you have to pray for a great draft(s) that lands you a superstar(s), luck out with role players that have career years and just hit a time when the big teams are down in order to win. That's how the Spurs and Mavs have done it, but it's something that's also going to become more scarce in the future, IMO.

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      08-10-2012 04:08 PM #2455
      NBA should contract 4 to 6 teams. The talent pool would be greater on all teams making more parity for the mid level teams. They would have a better shot against the dream teams. As it is now mid level teams are in jail for ever unless they tank and happen to get a franchise guy.

      Worst place to be is low end of the lottery to mid round picks who go 1 and done in the playoffs.

      Lakers gave up a good player but a guy who has knee issues. For the best defensive/ rebounding / shot blocking center in the league. His offensive game is still suspect the total upgrade over Bynum might not be as huge when you really crunch the numbers.

      On the other hand now LA is a huge destination for a Young PG or any other FA down the road. Kode is'nt going to last forever and neither will Gasol. LA does it again

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      08-10-2012 04:13 PM #2456
      Quote Originally Posted by Fritz27 View Post
      Exactly. If your team is not happened to be located in a preferred city then you have to pray for a great draft(s) that lands you a superstar(s), luck out with role players that have career years and just hit a time when the big teams are down in order to win. That's how the Spurs and Mavs have done it, but it's something that's also going to become more scarce in the future, IMO.
      yea you just gotta hope they go through with a bottoming out rebuild. hard for teams to do since they have to still convince people to show up but it seems like this is what Orlando is doing.

      Bynum has always been a guy whose talents aren't questioned but his desire to learn and compete to become a franchise player. he showed a little bit of that so it'll be interesting to see if he'll continue on a new squad.

      and Howard isn't locked into staying on the Lakers. not signing until after the season so there's always the chance he's one and done there.

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      08-10-2012 04:52 PM #2457
      Quote Originally Posted by rlsib16 View Post
      yea you just gotta hope they go through with a bottoming out rebuild
      Just cause you suck a season, doesnt mean good things will happen in the draft. Look at the bobcats this year, or the previous years weak draft class. MKG could be a good player, but he isnt going to change the franchise around like davis. Even if a team gets a player like davis, or Kyrie; that still isnt enough to seriously compete.

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      08-10-2012 05:06 PM #2458
      He will resign where else would he go the Nets? LA is the primo destination in the NBA

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      08-10-2012 08:35 PM #2459
      Quote Originally Posted by ed rooney View Post
      He will resign where else would he go the Nets? LA is the primo destination in the NBA
      Dallas is still interested.

      Supposedly, the new Magic GM didn't make the trade. Some exec above him did.

      Not sure how big of an upgrade Howard is over Bynum though. I mean, Bynum is arguably the second best center in the NBA. Not much else to improve, but then again, they didn't really lose anything in trading for D12. Still will be interesting to watch with Nash on board and them switching to the Princeton offense.

      And anyone else excited for Denver and Philly? Both teams got some great guys in Iggy and Bynum.
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      08-10-2012 08:50 PM #2460
      Quote Originally Posted by ed rooney View Post
      He will resign where else would he go the Nets? LA is the primo destination in the NBA
      Nets have no room to chase Howard in free agency anymore. They gave Brook Lopez a max deal, and Humphries $11m x 2yrs, on top of Joe Johnson's contract.

      Of course, Howard can try to force a sign-and-trade with the Nets again next year. God I hope that happens. What a joke this league is becoming.

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      08-10-2012 11:29 PM #2461
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      08-11-2012 12:34 AM #2462
      This is funny...

      -Yahoo's Wojnarowski broke the story of the Dwight deal being really close.
      -ESPN's Bucher gets on ESPN radio and trashes the report as bad journalism and not realistic (while never actually crediting or naming Wojnarowski as the source).
      -Then Chris Broussard and Stephen A. get on ESPN and report the same damn thing.
      -Then it all ends up being true.

      http://www.thebiglead.com/index.php/...deal-is-close/

    13. 08-11-2012 09:51 AM #2463
      Quote Originally Posted by Big M View Post
      Nets have no room to chase Howard in free agency anymore. They gave Brook Lopez a max deal, and Humphries $11m x 2yrs, on top of Joe Johnson's contract.

      Of course, Howard can try to force a sign-and-trade with the Nets again next year. God I hope that happens. What a joke this league is becoming.
      can't sign and trade to a team over the salary cap next year and beyond
      Boiler Up!

      Make it three yards mother****er and we'll have an automobile race

    14. 08-12-2012 03:28 PM #2464
      Gold for Team USA!!!!

      Lebron looks more and more like Magic every time i watch him play

      going to be sad to watch him lose to D12 and Kobe next year
      Boiler Up!

      Make it three yards mother****er and we'll have an automobile race

    15. 08-12-2012 05:19 PM #2465
      Quote Originally Posted by ClownCar139 on 6/21/12
      LOL Lakers and Kobe are done for, bud.


      Quote Originally Posted by Juiced6 on 6/21
      that is what they said when Shaq left.
      The lakers have a very good front office. They have always been competitive and always will be
      Boiler Up!

      Make it three yards mother****er and we'll have an automobile race

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      08-16-2012 12:50 AM #2466
      I <3 C.O.R.T.
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    17. 10-11-2012 09:45 AM #2467
      How cool is this?

      Coach Pop let Tony Parker coach the last two minutes of yesterday's preseason game against the Hawks.

      Parker himself drew up the game winning play
      Let's Go Jets/Mets/Nets

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      10-12-2012 03:16 PM #2468
      He let Manu do the same last year.

    19. 10-18-2012 10:35 AM #2469
      Kevin Love out 6-8 weeks with broken hand
      Let's Go Jets/Mets/Nets

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      10-18-2012 02:14 PM #2470
      guess who has him as their keeper in another league?

    21. 10-18-2012 03:36 PM #2471
      Quote Originally Posted by dtmprojk View Post
      guess who has him as their keeper in another league?
      he broke it while doing knuckle pushups!! LOLFAIL
      Let's Go Jets/Mets/Nets

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      10-20-2012 02:54 PM #2472
      Caught the Nets Celtics preseason game the other night, and wow the celtics are looking strong. Loving this new bench as well.

      Can't decide if I like Lee's explosiveness or Terry's 3s.
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      10-27-2012 11:42 PM #2473
      So...when's the 2012-2013 thread going to show up? Regular season starts on Tuesday after all.

      Oh, and James Harden traded to the Rockets.
      http://sports.yahoo.com/news/nba--th...-27481909.html
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      10-28-2012 09:35 PM #2474
      That was a head scratching trade, makes me wonder what taj gibson's future will be since he is the same contract situation.
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      10-28-2012 11:13 PM #2475
      OKC got over, Harden sucks and his game will be worthless now with the new flopping rules.

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      11-01-2012 11:52 AM #2476
      Quote Originally Posted by AggvGtivr6 View Post
      OKC got over, Harden sucks and his game will be worthless now with the new flopping rules.
      Hell no, did you see his first game as a starter! Now as a starter he is going to shine even more!
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