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Old 07-04-2016, 01:36 PM   #681
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Old 07-04-2016, 01:37 PM   #682
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I am actively searching for odds on Russ leading the league in scoring next year
I was thinking odds on him being MVP.
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Apparently the Mavs are more than happy to indulge castoffs from Golden State. Barnes and now Bogut.
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I have a feeling KD couldn't wait to get away from Westbrook for a while. Erratic and ballhogging with flashes of brilliance doesn't win championships.
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Old 07-04-2016, 02:25 PM   #685
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OKC should send Westbrook to the Cavs and get it over with.
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Old 07-04-2016, 02:33 PM   #686
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Let's not forget how OKC basically screwed up majorly in the last few years, at least since the Harden trade. They had the perfect storm of draft picks becoming stars and basically couldn't surround them with minimal talent. This is the team that started Kendrick Perkins in the NBA finals, and Dion Waiters in the conference finals. Also, they are owned by a fracking enthusiast.
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Old 07-04-2016, 02:57 PM   #687
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Complaints about superteams aside, I see how this improves GSW's offense, but in the long term I don't actually see KD as a guarantee of multiple championships. Their bench depth (the secret sauce of the team) is going to get hit hard and there are only so many shots to go around. Next year, before Curry gets PAID, I could imagine them being unstoppable. After that, we'll see what kind of bench they can piece together.

And KD is not a waste of money, obviously. If you're signing a max player, get the best. But KD certainly doesn't improve GSW the way he did OKC. He's taking a fantastic team and giving them a great option to go to in high pressure situations. He can take over a game and energize a team. So I absolutely get it. But there is a reason why many superteams don't quite pan out and sacrifices will have to be made by GSW to keep four all-stars in place and contributing to their fullest potential.
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Complaints about superteams aside, I see how this improves GSW's offense, but in the long term I don't actually see KD as a guarantee of multiple championships. Their bench depth (the secret sauce of the team) is going to get hit hard and there are only so many shots to go around. Next year, before Curry gets PAID, I could imagine them being unstoppable. After that, we'll see what kind of bench they can piece together.

And KD is not a waste of money, obviously. If you're signing a max player, get the best. But KD certainly doesn't improve GSW the way he did OKC. He's taking a fantastic team and giving them a great option to go to in high pressure situations. He can take over a game and energize a team. So I absolutely get it. But there is a reason why many superteams don't quite pan out and sacrifices will have to be made by GSW to keep four all-stars in place and contributing to their fullest potential.

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He can take over a game and energize a team. So I absolutely get it.
My question would be when has he ever done this when it really counted?
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The soft millenials are screwing up sports. Lame.
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The soft millenials are screwing up sports. Lame.


As well as the stitching on their jerseys.


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So Curry will be the 4th highest paid Warrior next season.
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So Curry will be the 4th highest paid Warrior next season.

Under Armor has that covered, don't worry.
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Jesus fucking christ. That's depressing.
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Still, at least it lead to this.

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This is like when Buddy left the Hawks for the Swans.
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It's actually worse because the Thunder have never won anything, whereas Hawthorn just had in 2013. KD took a franchise right on the brink of championship contention and blew it up.

I think of it as analogous to Ablett dumping the Suns to play for Hawthorn because he was tired of losing. There's a if-you-can't-beat-em-join-em thinking behind it that's turning a lot of people off. After all, Karl Malone didn't plead to sign to the Bulls after failing multiple times to beat them (though his move to the Lakers had a similar kind of logic to it).

I get what KD's doing and can't blame him for trying to bolster his legacy, but it is disappointing. I don't want to make things tougher for the Bulls but it would have been cool if the Celtics had gotten him, just to give the Cavs some competition.
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Old 07-04-2016, 11:23 PM   #698
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After all, Karl Malone didn't plead to sign to the Bulls after failing multiple times to beat them (though his move to the Lakers had a similar kind of logic to it).
Most Jazz fans didn't begrudge Malone for trying to get a ring with the Lakers at the end of his career. He had given it everything he had for 18 seasons in Utah. Stockton had retired and the Jazz were trending downward having not gotten out the first round the two seasons prior. It was obvious the Jazz were going to have to rebuild anyway.
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Most Jazz fans didn't begrudge Malone for trying to get a ring with the Lakers at the end of his career. He had given it everything he had for 18 seasons in Utah. Stockton had retired and the Jazz were trending downward having not gotten out the first round the two seasons prior. It was obvious the Jazz were going to have to rebuild anyway.

Yeah, I agree that's different. 18 years is more than long enough, he paid his dues. One of the most loyal NBA players of my lifetime.

KD was in the Sonics/Thunder franchise for 9 years and stuck around for their move, which is admirable. I don't blame him for leaving, it's just disappointing that the rich are getting richer.
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I'm not sure why this comes as a shock though, aren't American sports engineered this way? Not quite to a soccer extent, but you don't really have the cyclical nature that the AFL has. Big money talks.
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