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  1. FredCDobbs

    Brad Stevens: President of Basketball Ops

    Great post. Billups is it for me. He inspires instant respect as a person who also had a great basketball career, from flop to star to champion.
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    Payton Pritchard drafted #26 overall

    If you can consistently beat your man off the dribble and get in the lane in the NBA you are by definition athletic. Then when he gets there he is ready for the pass or finish, playing very fast but in control. I knew he was for real when he finished through Sabonis for the and1. In the spirit...
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    Carry on my Hayward Son: Gordon to Charlotte for 4 years, $120M

    As a long-time LA watcher (I used to smoke a j and go get $10 upper deck seats at UT), he is a wonderfully skilled player who never seems to come through in the clutch. The ultimate leaves-you-wanting-more guy.
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    NBA Free Agency Game Thread

    Don't forget Norm Powell, the random guy who plays like Andrew Toney whenever I see him! Yes, I realize in real life he's a Trick or Treat player.
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    Tristan Thompson to Boston: 2 years, $19M, player option to re-up with Khloé Kardashian

    I'll never forget the security video of four strippers climbing over him like a jungle gym while he just sort of sat there and chilled.
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    Carry on my Hayward Son: Gordon to Charlotte for 4 years, $120M

    It really is amazing how much the Celtics are hated by fans all over the league. I mean I get it on some level, but I think they're the most hated team. People make fun of Lakers bandwagoners People hated the Warriors but not anymore I guess many people will be schadenfruede-watching the Nets...
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    Gordon Hayward 2020: I'm standing here in pieces and you're having delusions of grandeur!

    Hayward may be better than Myles Turner, but am I the only person who would be very happy with that trade? Adding an athletic big who can shoot and is still developing and is owed I believe 3 for $54 is a huge win for us in my book. And we add what seems like a legitimate shooter in Nesmith who...
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    2020 NBA Draft Game Thread

    I feel Tyler Bey coming on
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    2020 NBA Draft Game Thread

    Nesmith great pick. I could not take any more tiny guards. Shoooootttttiiiinnnnngggggggggg please!
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    2020 NBA Draft discussion

    I want Poku. Fuck it. Let's do it. I actually love his legs and movement, which is vital for a big man. No trade, Poku at 14.
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    Rosenthal: Mookie and LAD in agreement: 12/$365

    I think this will basically be like the Fred Lynn situation, for the Sox at least. There were real reasons he left at the time, I suppose, but everyone looks back and thinks "Why the hell didn't Fred Lynn play his whole career for the Red Sox? It doesn't make any basic sense." And I believe Fred...
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    2019-20 Offseason Discussion

    I'm old enough (I actually died in Ol Mexico in 1948) to feel nauseous at the thought of the Opener. I remain open to being worn down to grudging acceptance over time.
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    Betts/Price to LA for Alex Verdugo, Jeter Downs, and Connor Wong

    Looks like a good-looking kid, so maybe he'll keep the gift basket idea on ice. For real his swing balance looks beautiful in the scouting videos. I'm very excited about this new deal. Get a catching prospect and a player who looks to have a real shot to be a power-hitting second baseman over...
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    Betts/Price to LA for Verdugo/Jeter Downs/TBA

    The player who gets thrown in is going to suck so bad. I wish he was coming from the Dodgers just on principle
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    Betts/Price to LA for Verdugo/Jeter Downs/TBA

    Bloom should go to Friedman and say "Man, I'm getting KILLED on this deal. Blowback way worse than I expected. And now my future ace is hurt? That's not gonna work for me. Guess we'll take it to the trade deadline and I'll trade Price separately once he re-establishes value. Crazy league, huh?"...
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    Betts/Price to LA for Verdugo/Jeter Downs/TBA

    I'm sorry, but when an ownership group wins 4 4 4 Mad Dog voice: "World's Championships!" they get some slack from me. Mookie is going to free agency and his contract is going to be ugly. I love the guy, I promise, but its happening. There's also no indication they have any indication of...
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    Who was the most disliked Red Sox player acquisition ever? AT THE TIME OF ACQUISITION

    I was waiting for an old head to pick this one. I can still see him taking 8,000 strike threes right down the middle too
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    Lou Merloni: Mookie asking price is 12 years, $420 million.

    Verducci at SI has a great article as always. BTW if you didn't read his book the Yankee Years it is fantastic. A lot of great stuff about the Sox is explored. Here's his graphic illustrating how Mookie's small size gives many GMs pause about his future and makes him a hard guy to find comps...
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    Alex Cora fired

    I guess I'm a hypocrite because I can't help but still like Cora while I was mad at the Stros for the garbage can. So I'm just another full of shit American.