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Post by bobheckler on Mon Jul 02, 2018 9:09 am

And just like that our final roadblock on the road to the Championship round has just been cleared away.


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Post by dboss on Mon Jul 02, 2018 9:40 am

gyso wrote:
dboss wrote:Merge this thread into the one Sinus started 1 minute before mine.

Done.  I even added your thread's title to his.

GYSO Thanks a bunch!
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Post by sinus007 on Mon Jul 02, 2018 9:53 am

Hi,
I just saw this for Championship odds:
Warriors 10/11
Celtics 7/2
Lakers 7/2
Rockets 7/1
76ers 14/1
Spurs 50/1
Thunder 60/1
Raptors 60/1
Jazz 80/1
Trail Blazers 100/1
Pelicans 100/1
Timberwolves 100/1
Nuggets 100/1
Bucks 100/1
Wizards 100/1
Pacers 100/1
Heat 300/1
Cavaliers 500/1

How in the world LAL can have the same odds as Celtics when they have to go through Hoe or GSW or even both to get to the Finals?

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Post by 112288 on Mon Jul 02, 2018 10:57 am

We need to get Howard. LAL will go for Boogie and we would not have a physical center besides Baynes who cannot match - up with Boogie.

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Post by worcester on Mon Jul 02, 2018 11:33 am

Agreed. Howard could help offset Boogie come playoff time.
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Post by jrleftfoot on Mon Jul 02, 2018 3:56 pm

cowens/oldschool wrote:Barkley just said in East it’s Boston for the next 10 years on NBA TV.
Oh shite, we`re doomed
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Post by sinus007 on Mon Jul 02, 2018 4:00 pm

jrleftfoot wrote:
cowens/oldschool wrote:Barkley just said in East it’s Boston for the next 10 years on NBA TV.
Oh shite, we`re doomed

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Don't worry - even a blind squirrel ....sunny sunny sunny

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Post by k_j_88 on Mon Jul 02, 2018 4:14 pm

I'm a little surprised he didn't go with Philly. The Sixers were further ahead and closer to contention than the Lakers. But this moves makes things interesting...

1. With Lebron out of the East, it skews the balance of the conferences. Barring a return to the East after 4 years, we don't really have to worry about Lebron unless the Celtics and Lakers meet in the finals. This move is a huge win for us.

2. The Lakers are an instant contender. I'd still put them below GSW and HOU, but somewhere between 3-5. But this makes them a viable team once again that still has young talent. I suspect they'll make a push for Cousins.

3. At least Tyronn Lue will finally be promoted to Head Coach of the Cavs.


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Post by hawksnestbeach on Mon Jul 02, 2018 4:46 pm

I agree with 112288 and Worcester that Howard would look good on the roster and could be a difference maker in a title run. With Kyrie, Rosier, Brown and maybe some Hayward at guard, I think the C's could live without Smart more easily than without finding another center. I'm not saying jettison Smart, still like him, but if he has to go for financial reasons to make room for Howard, I'd do it. Hawk

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Post by k_j_88 on Mon Jul 02, 2018 5:10 pm

I'm not paying more than $8-10M a year for Smart.


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Post by 112288 on Mon Jul 02, 2018 5:23 pm

$8 - $10 M

THAT IS UNREALISTIC

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Post by k_j_88 on Mon Jul 02, 2018 5:36 pm

112288 wrote:$8 - $10 M

THAT IS UNREALISTIC
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Unrealistic for Marcus or for us?


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Post by 112288 on Mon Jul 02, 2018 5:52 pm

You plan to pay $3M over Vets min. or @ $10M 2x Vets min?

Are you joking?

he is easily $13 -$14M per.

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Post by worcester on Mon Jul 02, 2018 6:04 pm

Rondo just signed with the Lakers. Significance? BoogieCousins loves playing with Rondo. Don't be surprised if Boogie, nowa FA, signs with LA. Another reason why it is good insurance for us to sign Howard.
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Post by k_j_88 on Mon Jul 02, 2018 6:06 pm

112288,

His offense (or lack thereof) hurts his value. Yeah sure someone will overpay for him but it wont be us.

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Post by Shamrock1000 on Mon Jul 02, 2018 6:20 pm

I didn't realize Lebron will be 34 in December - for some reason I thought he was just 32. Maybe it is wishful thinking on my part, but this may not work out so great for LA. 34 is not 32. 32 is the tail end of a player's prime. 34 is an age where the greats can still deliver unbelievable performances, but they can't do it as often or sustain it like they could in their late 20s and early 30s. In-his-prime Lebron was not good enough to win it all during his first stint in Cleveland, albeit with no talent around him. In Miami he won 2 of 4 in his absolute prime with a pretty damn good team around him. In Cleveland he won one of four, and that win came with in-their-primes Love and Kyrie. This Lakers team is currently more similar to his teams during his first stint in Cleveland. By the time Kuzma, Ball, and Ingram are even close to ready, Lebron will be 36 or 37, with shorter and shorter bursts of brilliance. Even if they get another star, I still don't think it is enough in today's NBA (and they will need to give up assets to get anything of value). Not to mention the possibility of injuries - I hate to even bring this up, but injuries become more likely as the body tries to do what it can no longer do. Again, maybe its green-tinted thinking on my part, but this is a gamble by Magic and the Lakers. I guess if everything falls right, they could win it this year or next, but if they don't, the window may be closed and they will still be paying Lebron nearly 40 million a year.

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Post by dboss on Mon Jul 02, 2018 7:18 pm

112288 wrote:You plan to pay $3M over Vets min. or @ $10M 2x Vets min?

Are you joking?

he is easily $13 -$14M per.

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Just not seeing a lot of interest in Marcus Smart.  Free agency has few dollars floating around this year.  We discussed this leading up to free agency.  There are a lot of one year deals being signed.

I do not think he is worth anything close to $14 million per year.  That is good for Boston and please do not be surprised if he signs his QO.
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Post by worcester on Mon Jul 02, 2018 7:34 pm

A key to Lakers becoming relevant -

http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/23929488/los-angeles-lakers-use-celebrity-speaker-series-promote-culture-success

That link also talks about Marcus Smart going to the Pacers.

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Post by mrkleen09 on Mon Jul 02, 2018 9:22 pm

Fred Van Fleet just signed 2 years for 18 million.

That is a more realistic number for Marcus Smart.
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Post by fierce on Mon Jul 02, 2018 9:24 pm

Lakers are pretenders even with Lebron James.

The Warriors just signed Cousins for 5.3m.

Really?

This is getting totally ridiculous.
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Post by fierce on Mon Jul 02, 2018 9:33 pm

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Post by worcester on Mon Jul 02, 2018 10:32 pm

In the beginning there was LeBron, and LeBron was good. But then a darkness fell upon the LAnd, and it was caused by a Boogie man blotting out the sun as he traveled North, and there was much gnashing of teeth and tearing of raiment in the LAnd...
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Post by 112288 on Mon Jul 02, 2018 10:34 pm

Cousins not expected to play until January. That is of coarse he has no setbacks. Achille's tendon is a bxtch! It does not heel well and is very painful. I know, I had a slight tear, Cousins had a full tear. Don't expect much from him except rooting from the sideline and garnering a ring.

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Post by worcester on Mon Jul 02, 2018 10:38 pm

Pun of the Week Award goes to 112288 for writing that an Achilles tendon tear does not heel well.
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Post by 112288 on Mon Jul 02, 2018 11:07 pm

Worcester.....you son of a gun you caught my Tongue & Cheek comment.

You are really on your Toes!

LOL!

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