Non-Celtics preseason stuff

Kliq

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He wouldn't have made The Finals because Davis would have sat out the back half of the season until he was traded to a major market team. Davis is an awesome player, but he had an All-Star guard in New Orleans and some other solid role players and didn't do a whole heck of a lot with them.
 

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This was the part of the article that hurt to read.

BACK IN 2015,
NBA journeyman center Kendrick Perkins landed in New Orleans, where he would play one season alongside Davis on the Pelicans. On the road, the two would frequently break bread together, and their dinner conversations would often turn toward James, whom Perkins had played with on the AAU circuit as a teenager. They were also teammates in Cleveland during James' second stint with the Cavs. During those dinners, Perkins would gush about the four-time MVP's focus and preparation.

"I used to brag about Bron a lot with him," Perkins says. "He really didn't have to ask me [about James]. I was doing more of the talking."

In the summer of 2018, when word got out that Davis could be looking for a new agent, it was Perkins who introduced Davis to Klutch Sports.
 

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Stephen Curry in 43 preseason minutes: 58 points on 30 fga, 8 reb, 8 ast, 4 stl, +37 net on-off.

He's still pretty good. Just worried about how he'll hold up physically to his crazy usage with Klay out. If he can stay healthy (knocking wood furiously) it should be wicked fun to watch.

In other Warriors news, DLo looked a lot more comfortable tonight (16 pts, 5 ast); Jordan Poole looks like an NBA player; and Marquese Chriss' impressive play may have won him a roster spot (certainly over Ky Bowman if he'll take a two-way deal, and possibly over Alfonzo McKinnie, whose contract is not guaranteed).
 
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Seriously though, it seems like Kyrie is going to have a tough go of it in Brooklyn this season particularly with Durant out.
It's really too bad that Boston couldn't have dealt Irving to the Nets at the deadline last winter for Crabbe and an unprotected 2020 #1. The extra lottery pick would come in handy. ;)
 

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The crowd was more lively last night than at almost any game during the Anthony Davis era. Davis is a great player but he does not have the star quality of Zion.
The Pelicans may have been the biggest winners of the off season, getting Zion and the young players from the Lakers and a bunch of first-round draft picks. I'd be excited if I were a New Orleans fan.
 

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The Pelicans may have been the biggest winners of the off season, getting Zion and the young players from the Lakers and a bunch of first-round draft picks. I'd be excited if I were a New Orleans fan.
Agreed and I think that they are the clear leader for "League Pass Team" to start the season. The guy is electric and Griffin did a fantastic job building a roster around him.
 

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lovegtm

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Yeah, this is why I thought that they could have been interested in a Smart-Tatum package if LAL hadn't come in with a godfather offer. The fit with their existing pieces around Zion was quite good. I wouldn't be at all surprised to see them in the playoffs this year (they'd be in easily in the East imo).
 

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Miami starting Bam Adebayo and Myers Leonard together. Why are so many EC teams going with double BIGs, I thought the trend was smaller?

Also Herro with 14pts in the first 7 minutes
 

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Yep, Herro at #13

PJ Washington (my binky) was #12

Herro and his short arms seem to fit right into today's NBA.

It does appear that Romeo won't be a top 13 roster player and will not dress. Maine here we come.
I've heard rumors that the Celtics had given Herro a promise at 14, so it's too bad they didn't get him. At the same time, even if Langford were totally ready now, there just aren't minutes at the 2-4 (barring injury). It's about as good a situation as he could have ended up in given his shot issues and need to work on them.
 

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On draft night I wanted Doumbouya, but I think Langford will be fine. He could be Tyreke Evans 2.0, and Evans is a player that Ainge has always liked (if you believe the rumors).