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Jasonmufc    5,371

I can totally see Klay and Curry just flip flopping the 3pt record for shits and giggles at this point, because despite shooting a ridiculous amounts of threes Klay looked like he wasn't particularly working his ass off, those two are just such insanely gifted shooters that they make the absurd like ordinary.

Also, Luka Doncic had his first 30+ game against the Spurs, and in many ways he's subverted the expectations I had for him. I honestly never expected him to have this high scoring output this early in his career, and making smart shots whilst staying aggressive and looking to get inside too. People called him slow, and in a way he's slow, but he's managed to break down multiple athletic stars in the past few weeks when he was given an iso play, that stepback of him is unreal too for a guy his size and build.

Also, his main draft point was his passing game, but that one's actually a bit dissapointing. He's still looking for his passing rhythm on offense and throws the ball away as much as he sets up his teammates, granted, a few of them have really let him down when he found them in the perfect spot (*looks at Wes Matthews*). But I think that's mostly a case of him getting to know who he plays with, seeing he missed the summer league and a part of the training camp due to being rested, I feel that's just something that'll be an if rather than a when.

But yeah, Luka is unreal. He's even more mature than I expected, and he's blown me away as a scoring player becoming the Mavs number one scoring option at age 19 on a team that has a bunch of very capable scorers in DSJ, Wes Matthews, and Barnes (granted the last one is still shaking off a lot of rust).

Also, shout out to DeAndre Jordan who is already becoming the best center the Mavs ever had, 14 points, 15 rebounds, 3 assists and 2 blocks a game on average in the first 7 games. And the biggest shock is upping his FT% by a massive 23.3% to become a .813 FT shooter, unreal turnaround for a guy that two seasons ago was prime 'hack a shaq'.

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damsher hatfield    9,305
20 hours ago, Pooker said:

At this point, I think him, Curry, and Durant are just toying with teams that dont really provide a challenge to them. I expect Durant to go off for 50 soon. At some point this year, I bet two of them will get 50 in one game. I kinda hope that at one point, all three of them try to get 50.

And at the end of the year, both Durant and Klay are leaving and the Golden State destiny will be over.

Durant is gone, but I expect Klay to stick around. He's got a good thing in Golden State. Durant wants the money that won't be there with the Warriors. I could see the Warriors making a move for someone, but if all these stars wind up scattered about the league and Curry/Klay/Green stick around with some savvy free agent moves they'll still be very tough to beat.

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Pooker    251

Klay has also said that he wants to get paid. Not sure what the Warriors cap situation is like, but they will have to choose between them. And I can easily see the Warriors trying to keep Durant and losing Klay.

@Jasonmufc I love Luca. Before the Jazz went on their winning streak last year, I was hoping we could some how end up with him. I thought he kinda disappeared during the game against the Jazz on Sunday, but was impressed with his shooting. Like you said, I think once him and his teammates gel, his passing will be there. Also was impressed with Jordan. Seems like a totally different player compared to his Clipper days. 

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DMN    3,304

Whichever one of Klay or Durant they don't keep is going to be wearing purple and gold next year.

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Plubby    3,156

Just not when they play basketball

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damsher hatfield    9,305
8 hours ago, Pooker said:

Klay has also said that he wants to get paid. Not sure what the Warriors cap situation is like, but they will have to choose between them. And I can easily see the Warriors trying to keep Durant and losing Klay.

Their cap situation is "well over it and paying the luxury tax, but about to move into a new arena and get all that sweet new arena money" so they can spend largely what they want. But that said they can afford one, but not both of Durant and Klay.

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Jasonmufc    5,371

I'd be shocked if Klay leaves the Warriors. He's a phenomenal player but he clearly enjoys being the third choice. I've never seen Klay really aspire being his own star and the guy that a team is built around.

Durant though, now that he has a few rings I can totally see him leaving for a new team to try his hand at being the big star and try to win without being on the Oakland god team.

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livid    1,910

Steph and Clay stay. Green and KD end up leaving, perhaps even to the same team. 

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Meacon    22,400
6 minutes ago, livid said:

Steph and Clay stay. Green and KD end up leaving, perhaps even to the same team. 

Helloooooooooo Knickerbockers!

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DMN    3,304
2 hours ago, Meacon said:

Helloooooooooo Knickerbockers!

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Man, I missed being relevant enough to talk shit.

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Pooker    251

Derrick Rose went off for a career high 50 points tonight. Not even mad it was against the Jazz. And he only had to make four three pointers to do it. Let's see Curry or Klay do that! Still, it's pretty awesome to see him nearly back to his self before the injuries happened.

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Meacon    22,400

Watched the Knicks blow another lead last night. Not sure why I’m still watching this team.

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Pooker    251

At least Hardaway Jr is having a pretty good year so far.

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Lars Kuyt    1,515
On 01/11/2018 at 05:17, Pooker said:

Derrick Rose went off for a career high 50 points tonight. Not even mad it was against the Jazz. And he only had to make four three pointers to do it. Let's see Curry or Klay do that! Still, it's pretty awesome to see him nearly back to his self before the injuries happened.

Just watched that game, and damn he was good. Will it be a sign of things to come? or was it just a one night thing? Anyway he deserved the moment!

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Pooker    251

Gordan Hayward returned to Utah for a game today for the first time since leaving. And the fans are booing him like crazy every time he touches the ball. I love it.

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livid    1,910

Don't really get this from Sixers' perspective. 

 

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Meacon    22,400

I don't get it from Minnesota's perspective. You turned down 4 1st round picks, but you took Covington's overrated ass and Saric who looks like he spent all summer eating pastries.

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Tyrone    1,833

Bizarre trade for Minny.

I'm unsure if Butler will help or hinder Fultz' shooting woes.

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Pooker    251

Extreme strange for the Wolves. Its like they got tired of him last night and just took the first offer this morning.

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damsher hatfield    9,305

Yeah they wanted to get Butler out of the conference so bad they turned down a 4 1st rounders deal. This is a good deal for the Sixers. Covington and Saric are replaceable should Butler not sign long-term. If Butler stays if plugs the biggest hole the Sixers have. The big question is what a guy like Butler will do for Fultz's confidence.

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livid    1,910
39 minutes ago, Meacon said:

I don't get it from Minnesota's perspective. You turned down 4 1st round picks, but you took Covington's overrated ass and Saric who looks like he spent all summer eating pastries.

Those 4 1st round picks would not have been good picks, though. Covington is a good 3 and D guy now and Saric fits the mold of what you want from a 4 these days. They got deeper now and aren't relying on the Rockets somehow fucking up between now and then, something that Morey has proven to be able to avoid so far. 

 

22 minutes ago, Pooker said:

Extreme strange for the Wolves. Its like they got tired of him last night and just took the first offer this morning.

He was actually close to sitting last night as the deal started to progress. 

Also, how much better do the Sixers really get? I guess they can get some credit for zagging when everybody is zigging but a team that was already struggling to shoot will struggle even more. 

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damsher hatfield    9,305
7 minutes ago, livid said:

Those 4 1st round picks would not have been good picks, though. Covington is a good 3 and D guy now and Saric fits the mold of what you want from a 4 these days. They got deeper now and aren't relying on the Rockets somehow fucking up between now and then, something that Morey has proven to be able to avoid so far. 

They would have been spread out over 7 years so there's a very good chance some of the latter ones would have been good. And regardless they then would have worked as trade chips to make other moves to bring players into Minnesota.

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livid    1,910

There's a chance. I would disagree with the notion that it would be a good chance. One of the reasons the Nets picks ended up being so bad in the Celtics deal is because they had a bad GM making the moves. Daryl Morey is not a bad GM. 

And let's say they are trade chips, what player are they getting to come to MN? They don't have cap flexibility thanks to the large deals they signed KAT and Wiggins to and it's unlikely they'll be able to shed Wiggins in a deal that frees up that space. KAT maybe but then what player are you getting return that is better than he is? 

There best bet, at this point, would be to build around KAT and Wiggins with a team deep enough to make up for their shortcomings. I think this deal accomplished that as best they could in this situation. 

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damsher hatfield    9,305
1 minute ago, livid said:

There's a chance. I would disagree with the notion that it would be a good chance. One of the reasons the Nets picks ended up being so bad in the Celtics deal is because they had a bad GM making the moves. Daryl Morey is not a bad GM. 

And let's say they are trade chips, what player are they getting to come to MN? They don't have cap flexibility thanks to the large deals they signed KAT and Wiggins to and it's unlikely they'll be able to shed Wiggins in a deal that frees up that space. KAT maybe but then what player are you getting return that is better than he is? 

Those are fair points. I'd say in regards to the Wiggins piece you can package that, but it's hard. There are some really dumb and kneejerk GMs out there, so it would all be taking a chance. Adding Saric and Covington is also taking a chance albeit a bit differently.

Wolves were always in a bit of a no-win situation.

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