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Old 06-28-2018, 09:12 PM
 
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Big men developing their game is probably like asking a PG to play with the vision of Nash, CP3, Stockton, etc. Some bigs can develope well/quickly (Hakeem/Ewing/Duncan for example) but some just can’t and need to rely on athleticism their entire career. Some guards/wings have the same issue - they’re good because they’re on another level athletically. Night and day practicing might not give them God given abilities that allow some to have long careers after athleticism fades. DH is the perfect example of a star player who’s basketball skills will leave him a nobody by his early 30s. It could be his fault and it could be that his brain/timing/coordination just can’t do it.
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Old 06-30-2018, 10:11 PM
 
Location: Springfield, Ohio
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Mightas well keep the non-Lebron/Kawhi deals to one thread.

A big one tonight with Woj announcing Paul George will re-sign with the Thunder.

(insert Laker fan tears here)
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Old 06-30-2018, 11:43 PM
 
Location: West Los Angeles
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Well I'm definitely shocked and upset by the PG signing, but it is what it is...

I mean, I don't even know what to say. If Lebron is actually coming to LA (which I won't believe until he actually signs) then PG would've made the Lakers a better team than OKC no question about it. I guess he likes it there in Oklahoma and believes that he has a great chance to win a championship with Westbrook as the lead alpha, most NBA experts would disagree though.
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Old 07-01-2018, 01:41 AM
 
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Well I'm definitely shocked and upset by the PG signing, but it is what it is...

I mean, I don't even know what to say. If Lebron is actually coming to LA (which I won't believe until he actually signs) then PG would've made the Lakers a better team than OKC no question about it. I guess he likes it there in Oklahoma and believes that he has a great chance to win a championship with Westbrook as the lead alpha, most NBA experts would disagree though.
I guess he felt he laid an egg in OKC this year and wants to prove himself to their organization. Like you, I doubt the outcome will be much different even if he turns his own game around.

Trevor Ariza signs a one year deal with Phoenix, weakening the Rockets a bit. Durant, as expected, re-ups with the Warriors for a 1+1 year deal.
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Old 07-01-2018, 01:46 AM
 
Location: Springfield, Ohio
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Chris Paul 4 years, $160 million to stay with the Rockets Big risk for them given his age and injury history, but at this point they don't win a championship without him.
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Old 07-01-2018, 02:09 AM
 
Location: Honolulu, HI
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CP3 is staying
PG is staying
Deandre has a verbal agreement with the Mavs
Ariza is staying

Amazing how OKC was able to keep PG from leaving. Lakers have less leverage to pull in Lebron now.
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Old 07-01-2018, 04:17 AM
 
Location: Springfield, Ohio
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CP3 is staying
PG is staying
Deandre has a verbal agreement with the Mavs
Ariza is staying

Amazing how OKC was able to keep PG from leaving. Lakers have less leverage to pull in Lebron now.
Ariza is going to the Suns.
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Old 07-01-2018, 10:38 AM
 
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Big winners so far include Chris Paul and Paul George, both staying with their teams for max deals.
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Old 07-01-2018, 11:55 AM
 
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Lebron should retire or go to the 76ers - which still isn't a guaranteed title.
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Old 07-01-2018, 12:17 PM
 
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Well at least we know OKC/PG/Westbrook aren’t winning a title next year. The Rockets took a big hit losing Ariza.

Meanwhile...the Warriors are sitting pretty.
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