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Old 04-26-2022, 02:10 PM   #1776
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The Dodgers sign superstar free agents virtually every off-season and none of those players come in for criticism. The Yankees do the same (though with less success of late than the Dodgers).
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Old 04-26-2022, 02:16 PM   #1777
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The Dodgers sign superstar free agents virtually every off-season and none of those players come in for criticism. The Yankees do the same (though with less success of late than the Dodgers).
Baseball is a COMPLETELY different animal than basketball.

You will be hard pressed to find any okc fans that are still pissed that he left. It is the way he left. He drug the process out and led the THunder on until it was too late to recover. He also could have made sure the Thunder got something in return. Instead he went scortched earth.

And then add into the fact that the Thunder were up 3-1 vs one of the greatest teams of all time and ended up losing the series (not only because KD played poorly, but he was a big part of the collapse). And then to go this same team that just beat the Thunder....it's just weak. He valued getting an easy ring vs doing it the right way

I mean, all you have to do is go read nba legend's comments on his move.
His ring isn't worth anything
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Old 04-26-2022, 10:07 PM   #1778
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Trae Young’s season is over. Played very poorly in the series vs Miami.
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Old 04-27-2022, 04:57 AM   #1779
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Trae Youngís season is over. Played very poorly in the series vs Miami.
Yeah, it's not even May and there are no more NBA Sooners to root for. I feel like I'm back in the 2000s decade. Trae completely lost confidence in his shot in this series. Perhaps the pressure of performing to the level of his play in last year's postseason got to him, I don't know. Come November, I hope we get back the Trae who had the best season on any NBA Sooner EVER.

After the pleasantly surprise year from Austin Reeves, we will again likely have 4 NBA Sooners to root for next year. After seeing his passion in the last two games against the Celtics, I don't get the impression Blake wants to retire just yet. However, as a fan, it's not fun seeing a box score from a 6-time All-Star that reads something like: "Blake Griffin - DNP Coach's Decision".
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Old 04-27-2022, 04:58 AM   #1780
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Trae's season is over he had more turnovers than baskets made in the series. Ouch. Miami had a lot to do with that.
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Old 05-07-2022, 04:55 AM   #1781
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Terry Stotts interviewing for the Lakers opening.
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Old 06-29-2022, 03:20 PM   #1782
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Old 06-29-2022, 03:22 PM   #1783
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Hawks get Dejounte Murray from the Spurs. This should help Trae.
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Old 06-30-2022, 07:10 AM   #1784
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Lakers plan on having AR on the roster this season

he will make over 1.5
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Old 06-30-2022, 08:00 AM   #1785
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he will make over 1.5
Just crazy to me. Well done AR. I was a big doubter on this one and i was dead wrong
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Old 06-30-2022, 05:13 PM   #1786
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Just crazy to me. Well done AR. I was a big doubter on this one and i was dead wrong
You werenít alone! I had AR playing overseas, with almost no chance to see quality time in the NBA. Iím happy to say I missed the mark by a country mile and then some!

Good for you, AR!
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Old 09-30-2022, 10:50 AM   #1787
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Just read Blake Griffin signed a 1 year 3.2m guaranteed contract with the Celtics. If the article was correct when he was released prior to going to Brooklyn, his contract for 75m was paid in full to part ways with him. Sounds unbelievable.
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Old 10-03-2022, 07:35 PM   #1788
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Blake has made lots of money!! Was a great player! Hope he can find one or two more productive seasons and win a Championship.. Boston is banged up to start the year.. He may legit play quite a bit early in the season.
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Old 10-21-2022, 02:48 PM   #1789
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Man would it ever have made sense if the Lakers had pulled the trigger on the deal for Buddy and Myles Turner that the Pacers were willing to make. The Lakers roster is so poorly constructed, and they desperately need shooting. Itíll be interesting to see whether it is a matter of days or weeks before it implodes. They have to get rid of Westbrook.
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Man would it ever have made sense if the Lakers had pulled the trigger on the deal for Buddy and Myles Turner that the Pacers were willing to make. The Lakers roster is so poorly constructed, and they desperately need shooting. Itíll be interesting to see whether it is a matter of days or weeks before it implodes. They have to get rid of Westbrook.
Maybe they are trying to tank for the 7-3 guy.
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Maybe they are trying to tank for the 7-3 guy.
I donít think LeBron would be willing to give up a season at this late stage of his career, and I think their fan base would revolt if they go full tank mode. But itís definitely a terrible roster.
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Old 10-22-2022, 08:07 AM   #1792
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Hawks starting off good with the Trae and Murray doing the dual PG thing. I'm still skeptical it'll work but 25 and 13 for Trae in game 2 after 23 and 13 in game 1. He shot better from 3 in game 2 after only 1-9 in game one. They did play the Rockets and Magic who are pretty bad teams.

Buddy had 16 points 10 rebounds and 13 points 5 rebounds in his first 2 games. 7 3s in 2 games 41% shooting.

Blake had 1 point in 8 minutes in the first game.

Austin Reaves with 3 and 4 points in his two games off the bench

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Old 10-23-2022, 06:38 PM   #1793
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Hawks lost today but 28 points 9 assists 5 rebounds for Trae.

Lakers lost a close game to Portland. Reaves had 7 points 1 assist, 1 steal.
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Old 10-24-2022, 08:41 AM   #1794
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Hawks lost today but 28 points 9 assists 5 rebounds for Trae.

Lakers lost a close game to Portland. Reaves had 7 points 1 assist, 1 steal.
The Westbrook drama at the end of the game just adds to the overall lunacy surrounding that team. That situation may reach a conclusion sooner rather than later.
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Old 10-27-2022, 05:48 AM   #1795
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LeBron trying to play GM is to blame for LA's problems not Russ.

Lakers are 0-4. Reaves 8 points as a starter.

Hawks beat the Pistons 118-113
Trae with 35 points 6 assists.

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LeBron trying to play GM is to blame for LA's problems not Russ.

Lakers are 0-4. Reaves 8 points as a starter.

Hawks beat the Pistons 118-113
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Both are to blame. Russ has to have enough awareness to understand that his old style of play cannot work with that team, and he needs to be unselfish enough to accept a different role at this stage of his career. And LeBron needs to either become a heck of a lot better at putting rosters together, or he needs to leave that to the actual GM.
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Both are to blame. Russ has to have enough awareness to understand that his old style of play cannot work with that team, and he needs to be unselfish enough to accept a different role at this stage of his career. And LeBron needs to either become a heck of a lot better at putting rosters together, or he needs to leave that to the actual GM.
I doubt either will happen, but definitely not the Lebron thing. He's already saying he'll stay until he gets to play with his son (who's probably not an NBA player). So some team will sign him just to get Lebron.
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Old 10-27-2022, 08:51 AM   #1798
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Both are to blame. Russ has to have enough awareness to understand that his old style of play cannot work with that team, and he needs to be unselfish enough to accept a different role at this stage of his career. And LeBron needs to either become a heck of a lot better at putting rosters together, or he needs to leave that to the actual GM.
Russ should have realized this long ago. At this point, it is safe to assume he is never changing.

Also, anyone else tired of the Lebron AT&T commercial?
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Old 10-27-2022, 11:51 AM   #1799
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LeBron trying to play GM is to blame for LA's problems not Russ.

Lakers are 0-4. Reaves 8 points as a starter.

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I know it's easy to blame LBJ for everything when so many people hate him for political reasons, but I've been a Laker fan all of my 55 yrs, and I've seen this story before. When Kobe and Shaq couldn't get along, the organization made the SMART decision to keep Kobe who was younger and still in his prime.

Laker fans were livid because Shaq was shipping out, and they blamed Kobe. I remember the we shoulda got rid of the rapist posts, etc. The Lakers struggled because Kobe had a G league cast around him. He threatened to leave in free agency which provoked the team to get Gasol and some good role players, and they won two titles, and Kobe became most beloved.

LBJ came to LA and said he would win a title. He did that, even though it was under different circumstances, and he needed AD to help him get there. They destroyed the roster and got rid of the supporting players who helped them win. I'm sure LBJ had a say so in the process, but to say he made the decisions for the all time winningest team in NBA history is crazy to me.

The truth of the matter is since Dr. Buss passed away, and his kids took over the day-to-day operations, the decisions have been bad. Landing LBJ temporarily stopped the bleeding, and now we see the depleted roster because 3 guys make all of the money.

I hardly believe LBJ asked the team to surround him with a bunch of guys who can't shoot, when his success over the years was tied to rosters loaded with shooters who could spread the floor. I believe he did ask them to sign RW, which is proving to be a bad move at the price they paid. The players they currently have are just like the ones last year, guys off the trash pile because LA has no money or draft picks available.

Anthony Davis looks shaky on his feet, and nothing like the guy he was just 4-5 years ago. Even when he is supposedly healthy, he looks like he's going to collapse every time he makes a physical move. The Lakers won't win anything even if they add a few shooters, without AD playing like Bubble AD.....RW is a horrible fit, and they need to cut their losses and let him go. He's never accepted a lesser role, and that's why he isn't still with Houston and CP3, or in Washington with Beal. He doesn't want to be a 3rd option.
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This Laker team has a lot of scrubs. Russ may not be helping, but dumping him isn't going to magically turn things around.
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