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  1. Average Game James

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

    Guard pickings are pretty slim if you’re looking for a guy to take a cheap contract. Maybe Wayne Ellington as a guy that can stand around and hit an open 3?
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    72 Suburbs in Search of a City: Anthony Davis to Los Angeles Lakers

    I doubt Carmelo waving a towel from the bench has much impact on the on-court product. He’s far from a competent NBA rotation player at this point in his career.
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    72 Suburbs in Search of a City: Anthony Davis to Los Angeles Lakers

    So who are the candidates to go to LAL on vet min deals that are good enough to be in a 7-8 man playoff rotation? Like, even if they split their cap room to sign multiple guys, you still need a couple vet min players that aren’t just filler, but are actual rotation players, and that’s not even...
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    6/17 at Min - Beating Good Teams Too

    https://twitter.com/PeteAbe/status/1140755100950028294?s=20 Classy move by the Twins honoring Cafardo in the press box. Sox, please acknowledge this by only winning the game by 6 or 7 runs. No need to run it up too much...
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    Offseason Thread - Betty when you call me, you can call me Al

    $2bn over what time period though? I’d be shocked if it’s over the next 4 years. And let’s not forget the new arena will cost like $1.3bn to build as well. Maxing Klay and KD is a nearly $1bn decision for the franchise (and for context, the team was valued at $3.5bn in the most recent Forbes...
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    Anthony Davis: No Loyalty

    Or New Orleans is trying to get more out of LA by floating that they like Boston’s assets better.
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    Offseason Thread - Betty when you call me, you can call me Al

    It’s not a trivial amount of money though. ESPN laid out the difference with and without KD, and maxing KD and Klay and Draymond next year leaves GS with a salary and luxury tax bill just shy of $1.6 billion over the next 4 years. Drop that down to just one max contract and they save north of...
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    Anthony Davis: No Loyalty

    Does the Klay injury combined with seeing Toronto go all-in on Kawhi and win now push another team to be more aggressive going after AD even as a 1 year rental? All of a sudden, the league looks wide open. If not the favorites, Denver or Portland would certainly be very strong contenders adding...
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    Kevin Durant Offseason Thread

    I mean, it’s a function of the max contract, right? If it were a truly open FA market, then yes, KD would have lost a lot of money. But in a world where one of the top 3 players in the league makes about half what they’re worth on the open market, your value can take a massive hit and you’re...
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    Kevin Durant Offseason Thread

    It’s certainly way more risky to offer KD a full max deal, but at the same time, there aren’t a lot of obvious alternative paths to a potential top-10 talent in the next year for some of the teams that carved out max space with the idea of getting two stars this offseason, at least if we assume...
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    Byerie Irving? Do you want Kyrie back?

    I almost want to see this happen just to see the Knicks get screwed again hoping for multiple max free agents, then throw all their cap space at Kemba and Boogie or something like that...
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    Mookie BBetts - 2019 Campaign

    The immediate question that jumps to mind for me is what does the batted ball profile looks like when he swings at pitches in the zone and how does that compare to last year? In other words, is his greater O-contact% suppressing overall contact quality stats? Or is he also making weaker contact...
  13. Average Game James

    Ping Pong Luck: If not the Celtics...

    Ok, so hope for NO, NYK, MEM, LA because eff the Lakers?
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    5/8 - Dead Ass Team

    Grabbed him by the neck. Should be a flagrant.
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    5/8 - Dead Ass Team

    I’m not sure about that. Jaylen might not have the same moves as Tatum, but much tighter handle. When Jaylen goes to the basket, he at least keeps control of the ball.
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    5/8 - Dead Ass Team

    Honest question: what exactly does Tatum do better than Jaylen at this point?
  17. Average Game James

    5/8 - Dead Ass Team

    Important to get Giannis and Middleton in Gould trouble. Worked wonderfully in game 4.
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    5/8 - Dead Ass Team

    It’s really impressive that the Celtics could actually shoot worse in an elimination game than game 7 against Cleveland last year... currently 17.4% from 3, just a touch below 17.9% last year...
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    5/8 - Dead Ass Team

    If he continues to play like this he would be insane to exercise it...
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    5/8 - Dead Ass Team

    Is Brad Stevens raising his voice with a ref?