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Old 07-06-2017, 09:56 PM
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Vince Carter signed with Sacramento for 1 year. (I wish he'd sign with a contender).
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Old 07-06-2017, 10:14 PM
 
Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands
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Spurs sign Rudy Gay
http://basketball.realgm.com/wiretap/246793/Rudy-Gay-Agrees-Upon-Two-Year-$17M-Deal-With-Spurs
Doesn't seem like a Spurs-like player to me.
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Old 07-06-2017, 10:47 PM
 
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Horry was like 33 at that time and was able to do more than shoot jump shots. Korver is one-dimensional on the offense end of the floor and will be 37 next season with a inconsistent jump shot. Plus he was a big part of the Lakers championship in 2001 so he cannot be compared to Korver. Korver has been bounced all around the league due to his inconsistency and his inability to score when he is being defended.
Good points i should have more explicitly noted I was just talking about the three point shooting.
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Old 07-07-2017, 04:54 AM
 
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So long Cousins...6 months later Vlade has the Kings looking like a legit playoff team.

George Hill, Vince, Randolph, Fox, Hield, Cauley-Stein, Lawson, Evans, Jackson, Giles, Mason

Looks good enough for a 6 or 7 seed.
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Old 07-07-2017, 05:03 AM
 
Location: Virginia Beach
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Whoever comes out of The West next year is running through possibly the toughest conference in League history. My odds are still on the Warriors but this total dominance everyone projected will not be reality...

- The Kings are finally going to push for the playoffs. They still might miss, but they won 32 games last year and have a roster coming up that's tremendously upgraded with vets (Hill, Randolph, Carter) and young talents (Hield, Cauley-Stein, Jackson, Fox). You're hearing it here first: the Sacramento Kings are on the comeback. If they miss the playoffs this year, they'll certainly be in the following year. De'aaron Fox may turn put to be the best player in this entire draft. This is an elite young core, probably the best roster of R-3 year players in the NBA...

That they have added proven veterans only accentuates that finally, Divas is putting together a roster that can ascend to a Top-4 seed within 3 years. The Kings are going to push for 40 wins and a playoff seed...

-clearly the Rockets and Spurs are still legitimate threats...
- the Wolves should easily make the playoffs and could push for a Top 4 seed after the Big 3 (Dubs, Spurs, Rockets)...
- the Thunder will push for a Top 4 seed...

The West is still overwhelmingly top heavy, but that top is probably more historically loaded than ever before. The playoffs next year should be exciting and while I'm saying Dubs right now, they are far from a lock...

.......

The East is nearly a lost cause, but it will be fun to watch the Cavs and Celtics battle for The Finals. I do think Hayward pulls the Celtics closer, and in a 7-game series who knows what can happen? The Cavs aren't a lock either but I still take the odds of a more established core (Lebron, Kyrie, Love, Thompson) over the still developing Thomas, Hayward, Horford, Bradley...

The Heat will be in the playoffs as a Top 4 and probably will push any team to 7 games, but they aren't a championship contender. If the Wizards keep Porter, they are a legitimate threat as a 3-seed to Cleveland and Boston. The Sixers won 28 games last year, and have improved their roster. They'll push for 40 and a playoff spot and are the East version of the Kings. Within three years the Sixers could be special, but I'm not sold on this Fultz kid, not at all. They will be fun to watch this year, though...

The Bucks should also be a fun watch and the continued development of Giannis. Everyone seems to believe he'll be the best player in the game one day. If he really is capable of that billing, Milwaukee should push for ~47 wins and a Top 4 seed this year, and his game should evolve tremendously. This is going to be Year 5 for him; he ain't a new jack. I'm not as sold on him as everyone else, but we'll see...
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Old 07-07-2017, 05:42 AM
 
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Is Rudy Gay a steal for around 8M/year? Clearly no where near a superstar but over the last 3 seasons he put up 19/6/3 on 46% shooting. Seems like lesser players are getting 10-13M/year. Granted, he could be a shell of his former self after injuries.
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Old 07-07-2017, 06:14 AM
 
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Doesn't seem like a Spurs-like player to me.
What makes you say that?

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Is Rudy Gay a steal for around 8M/year? Clearly no where near a superstar but over the last 3 seasons he put up 19/6/3 on 46% shooting. Seems like lesser players are getting 10-13M/year. Granted, he could be a shell of his former self after injuries.
Considering his torn Achilles, I think it's about as good as he could get.
He's got a player option for 2nd season, so they structured the deal where if he's back to that 19/6/3 type guy he can opt out and get paid more, and if he's terrible, he can opt in and eat the Spurs cap room for 8+ mil.
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Old 07-07-2017, 06:55 AM
 
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What makes you say that?
To me a Spurs-like player is a winning team player with a small ego.
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Old 07-07-2017, 07:34 AM
 
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To me a Spurs-like player is a winning team player with a small ego.
Winning is subjective when speaking of individual players. As he put it he gave up 14mil to get out of "basketball hell " in Sacramento. He met with the warriors, thunder and Spurs. All 3 have stars at the SF spot. So he was not looking for a pay day, and he seems very ok with playing a back up role.

Seems like he wants to win, (judging by the team change) and willing to play the loser payed backup role tells me his ego is gone or going quickly.
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Old 07-07-2017, 08:06 AM
 
Location: Washington, DC
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Winning is subjective when speaking of individual players. As he put it he gave up 14mil to get out of "basketball hell " in Sacramento. He met with the warriors, thunder and Spurs. All 3 have stars at the SF spot. So he was not looking for a pay day, and he seems very ok with playing a back up role.

Seems like he wants to win, (judging by the team change) and willing to play the loser payed backup role tells me his ego is gone or going quickly.
My 2 cents on Rudy Gay is that his shot-selection has always been pretty bad and his defense pretty soft. Like Davy040 implied, he wouldn't appear to be a Popovich kind of player. That said, it doesn't mean Rudy couldn't settle into a different role off the bench and be effective.

Now that I think of it, he's kind of like a poor man's Carmelo Anthony (not meant to be a put-down).
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