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  1. Captaincoop

    72 Suburbs in Search of a City: Anthony Davis to Los Angeles Lakers

    We'll see what happens. It's certainly possible AD gets hurt at some point. But he's also not Yao Ming or Paul Pierce. This is a top-level, elite superstar who is now paired with Lebron. The Lakers aren't missing the playoffs if they're healthy the next 2-3 years at least.
  2. Captaincoop

    72 Suburbs in Search of a City: Anthony Davis to Los Angeles Lakers

    Davis sat out a third of the season this year. That isn't evidence of anything. As long as he's playing, those picks aren't going to be high lotto picks, barring injury on top of amazing lottery luck.
  3. Captaincoop

    72 Suburbs in Search of a City: Anthony Davis to Los Angeles Lakers

    This is a top 5-7 player in the league, in his absolute prime. There is no comparison to be had with a deal involving two guys in their mid thirties. The #4 pick this year is the best asset New Orleans got in this deal. All but one of the other picks are coming while Davis is still under...
  4. Captaincoop

    Offseason Thread - Betty when you call me, you can call me Al

    No way. First, he's past cooked. But even if he weren't, he is not the type to accept a limited role with a team that desperately needs to get its chemistry back on track.
  5. Captaincoop

    72 Suburbs in Search of a City: Anthony Davis to Los Angeles Lakers

    I would give that up in half a second if I knew Davis was re-signing with me. The problem is that it wasn't happening in Boston.
  6. Captaincoop

    72 Suburbs in Search of a City: Anthony Davis to Los Angeles Lakers

    He did as well as you can do in a lousy situation. I wouldn't say he killed it. He got a bag of nickels for his dollar.
  7. Captaincoop

    72 Suburbs in Search of a City: Anthony Davis to Los Angeles Lakers

    Like ACL tears and Achilles blowouts.
  8. Captaincoop

    72 Suburbs in Search of a City: Anthony Davis to Los Angeles Lakers

    I am completely at peace with this. Thank God we can close the book on Kyrie Irving in Boston. The C's have multiple two-way wings with size and length - the most important and difficult to find players in the NBA. I trust Danny to find a scoring PG and some athletic bigs to put around them...
  9. Captaincoop

    Byerie Irving? Do you want Kyrie back?

    That's all totally logical, which is why it's the opposite of whatever Kyrie Irving is thinking.
  10. Captaincoop

    The 2nd Season - 2019 Playoff Thread

    Steve Kerr's eyes are dead. Like a shark's.
  11. Captaincoop

    Anthony Davis: No Loyalty

    I doubt that there's even a conversation without Tatum.
  12. Captaincoop

    Byerie Irving? Do you want Kyrie back?

    They've got the summer and 3 first round picks.
  13. Captaincoop

    Byerie Irving? Do you want Kyrie back?

    We'll have a competitive team next year that's young and easy to root for. I can deal with that after the Jack Parkman era.
  14. Captaincoop

    Kevin Durant Offseason Thread

    And on the decision to let him play...this conversation is speculative BS of the first order. You have highly trained athletic trainers and expert physicians making that decision with input from the player, his representatives, and team management. None of us have ANY idea how that all went...
  15. Captaincoop

    Kevin Durant Offseason Thread

    Some team will give KD the max contract because so many teams in the NBA are desperate for even a chance at a superstar player like Durant (used to be/maybe could be again). But if the Celtics were that team I would be absolutely furious. This is not an ACL tear. The guy is looking at a...
  16. Captaincoop

    Offseason Thread - Betty when you call me, you can call me Al

    Tatum is a deal breaker? For the Celtics or for New Orleans? There's effectively no chance the C's are getting Davis without Tatum, I think everyone agrees on that?
  17. Captaincoop

    Byerie Irving? Do you want Kyrie back?

    That's my point about Danny being a good poker player. Trying to read Danny in that press conference, my read is that he has no assurances at all from Kyrie. But as we're both saying...who really knows.
  18. Captaincoop

    Anthony Davis: No Loyalty

    Marcus Smart is exactly a role player. I still maintain that Tatum plus Smart and some mid-lottery picks is not going to beat the offers some other teams can put on the table. If the Celtics want Davis, it's going to start with Tatum and Brown.
  19. Captaincoop

    Byerie Irving? Do you want Kyrie back?

    If Kyrie is leaving for NY or BKN, it makes perfect sense that he would string the Celtics along and not signal to Ainge that he's made up his mind. Why help a Division rival plan for next year? Maybe he's waiting to see if the Celtics get Davis before making up his mind, but in that case...
  20. Captaincoop

    Byerie Irving? Do you want Kyrie back?

    Kyrie is gone. Time to figure out Plan B.