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    MaximumMaximum Registered User regular
    y2jake215 wrote: »
    Maximum wrote: »
    (away from being a championship contender)

    so when we add Durant AND Horford this offseason, we'll be favorites??

    In the East? Hell yes.

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    y2jake215y2jake215 certified Flat Birther theorist the Last Good Boy onlineRegistered User regular
    edited April 2016
    If Durant goes to the Celtics I will openly weep.

    kendrick perkins' cryptic statements yesterday make me raise my eyebrows

    is it possible? dare i dream?

    do we finally get the durant we deserved back in 2008?

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    WeedLordVegetaWeedLordVegeta Registered User regular
    okay but durant should go to the timberwolves

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    Raijin QuickfootRaijin Quickfoot I'm your Huckleberry YOU'RE NO DAISYRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    Durant to the Timberwolves would be the best thing.

    Technically... He should go to Portland to make up for them drafting Greg Oden.

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    WeedLordVegetaWeedLordVegeta Registered User regular
    i have no delusions of the wolves ever even getting to a finals in my lifetime I just want them to be As Fun As Possible

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    Raijin QuickfootRaijin Quickfoot I'm your Huckleberry YOU'RE NO DAISYRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    i have no delusions of the wolves ever even getting to a finals in my lifetime I just want them to be As Fun As Possible

    Give them Russell Westbrook then.

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    WeedLordVegetaWeedLordVegeta Registered User regular
    nah westbrook would poison that team

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    y2jake215y2jake215 certified Flat Birther theorist the Last Good Boy onlineRegistered User regular
    i think we can all agree the only bad destination for durant is the lakers

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    The JudgeThe Judge The Terwilliger CurvesRegistered User regular
    Durant to the Timberwolves would be the best thing.

    Technically... He should go to Portland to make up for them drafting Greg Oden.

    Speaking of Portland: a moment to give some love to Terry Stotts and Neil Olshey.

    They lose four starters from last year. None of the reload moves were splashy. The preseason line on 'Number of Wins' in Vegas was 26.5 - only Philadelphia was predicted to do worse.

    Last night they locked up a playoff spot. They can do no worse than 7th and have a good shot at 5th.

    I know GS will get all the love from a Coach of the Year/GM of the Year standpoint, but it's hard to ask for better than what the Blazers got this year.

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    DhalphirDhalphir don't you open that trapdoor you're a fool if you dareRegistered User regular
    CJ McCollum and Damian Lillard more or less carry that team.

    Damian went from 20 to 25 ppg.
    CJ went from 15 minutes a game and ~6ppg to 34mpg and 21 ppg.

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    y2jake215y2jake215 certified Flat Birther theorist the Last Good Boy onlineRegistered User regular
    I know that Zach Lowe loves what Ed Davis has been doing this year

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    DhalphirDhalphir don't you open that trapdoor you're a fool if you dareRegistered User regular
    He's more or less been a rebounding monster who almost never turns the ball over (<1 TO/game). Great to have on your team, but the scoring load has been shouldered more or less entirely by Lillard/McCollum, and they're the only two players on the team with above average PER.

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    ButtersButters A glass of some milks Registered User regular
    I really hope Durant opts in and he Westbrook hit free agency together simply because it would be unprecedented.

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    PeenPeen Registered User regular
    The 700 Level did a really good Hinkie write-up. If the Sixers have a monster draft and the team's a revolution next year then Hinkie could still come out smelling like a rose and walk into another job.

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    Dead LegendDead Legend Registered User regular
    I don't know what it is, but somehow golden state managed to put the majority of guys on their team that have very, very punchable faces

    Also oh no LMA's finger

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    simosimo Registered User regular
    The Judge wrote: »
    Durant to the Timberwolves would be the best thing.

    Technically... He should go to Portland to make up for them drafting Greg Oden.

    Speaking of Portland: a moment to give some love to Terry Stotts and Neil Olshey.

    They lose four starters from last year. None of the reload moves were splashy. The preseason line on 'Number of Wins' in Vegas was 26.5 - only Philadelphia was predicted to do worse.

    Last night they locked up a playoff spot. They can do no worse than 7th and have a good shot at 5th.

    I know GS will get all the love from a Coach of the Year/GM of the Year standpoint, but it's hard to ask for better than what the Blazers got this year.

    both walton and kerr are on the coy ballot which is going to ruin both of their chances

    i think stotts is the prohibitive favorite at this point

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    ButtersButters A glass of some milks Registered User regular
    I'm about 3/4 through Hinkie's resignation letter and holy fucking shit is it unbelievable. It's like the world's worst TED talk consisting mostly of namedrops of people that all have been successful for decisions that aren't even remotely comparable to his own.
    Peen wrote: »
    The 700 Level did a really good Hinkie write-up. If the Sixers have a monster draft and the team's a revolution next year then Hinkie could still come out smelling like a rose and walk into another job.

    I don't see how anyone can agree to that. He fully admits his biggest detraction was his inability to evaluate and draft talent which is pretty much the most important role for a GM. In four years he drafted three flawed and injury prone big men (one of which will probably never play in the NBA) and a guard that can't shoot whom he shipped out last year for more picks.

    The biggest failure of the process was the inability to convert the high picks he tanked for into quality players. I don't get how if the next GM actually succeeds where he failed even if it's pick he traded for is something that should be credited to Hinkie.

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    DhalphirDhalphir don't you open that trapdoor you're a fool if you dareRegistered User regular
    simo wrote: »
    The Judge wrote: »
    Durant to the Timberwolves would be the best thing.

    Technically... He should go to Portland to make up for them drafting Greg Oden.

    Speaking of Portland: a moment to give some love to Terry Stotts and Neil Olshey.

    They lose four starters from last year. None of the reload moves were splashy. The preseason line on 'Number of Wins' in Vegas was 26.5 - only Philadelphia was predicted to do worse.

    Last night they locked up a playoff spot. They can do no worse than 7th and have a good shot at 5th.

    I know GS will get all the love from a Coach of the Year/GM of the Year standpoint, but it's hard to ask for better than what the Blazers got this year.

    both walton and kerr are on the coy ballot which is going to ruin both of their chances

    i think stotts is the prohibitive favorite at this point

    From a pure coaching standpoint, GSW was always going to be good, regardless of Kerr or Walton.

    If you focus purely on which coaches did great things with limited assets, you've got to give it to one of Terry Stotts/Brad Stevens/Steve Clifford.

    The Blazers had a terrible offseason, but are doing just as well this year as they did last, which is incredible. The Celtics are a solid team but overperforming, and doing better than anyone thought. And the Hornets are the come-from-behind success story of this season. Either one of those three coaches could take the award.

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    DhalphirDhalphir don't you open that trapdoor you're a fool if you dareRegistered User regular
    Has anyone ever gone through and figured out who Hinkie could have taken instead that would have been a better decision?

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    ButtersButters A glass of some milks Registered User regular
    Dhalphir wrote: »
    Has anyone ever gone through and figured out who Hinkie could have taken instead that would have been a better decision?

    Instead of Embiid: Aaron Gordon, Marcus Smart, Julius Randle, Zach Lavine
    MCW, Noel: Giannis, Gobert too but in fairness lots of teams passed on him
    Okafor: Porzingis but the biggest problem here to me is the third center drafted in a row which is doubly ill-advised looking at the direction the league is going

    The Embiid one is the worst in my eyes. He very clearly had serious foot issues and it's not like Hinkie didn't know that. He drafted him because of that as much as anything.

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    XehalusXehalus Registered User regular
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    PeenPeen Registered User regular
    edited April 2016
    Butters wrote: »
    I'm about 3/4 through Hinkie's resignation letter and holy fucking shit is it unbelievable. It's like the world's worst TED talk consisting mostly of namedrops of people that all have been successful for decisions that aren't even remotely comparable to his own.
    Peen wrote: »
    The 700 Level did a really good Hinkie write-up. If the Sixers have a monster draft and the team's a revolution next year then Hinkie could still come out smelling like a rose and walk into another job.

    I don't see how anyone can agree to that. He fully admits his biggest detraction was his inability to evaluate and draft talent which is pretty much the most important role for a GM. In four years he drafted three flawed and injury prone big men (one of which will probably never play in the NBA) and a guard that can't shoot whom he shipped out last year for more picks.

    The biggest failure of the process was the inability to convert the high picks he tanked for into quality players. I don't get how if the next GM actually succeeds where he failed even if it's pick he traded for is something that should be credited to Hinkie.

    I'm not saying the same job but you don't think someone would bring him in to do the bloodless evaluation and dealing part, while letting someone else handle talent evaluation? He kept screwing the picks up, definitely, but they also kept having multiple high picks and do again this year. Tanking gets you your own bad pick, good deal making gets you other peoples' and that's what Hinkie excelled at.

    Edit: Also I didn't read his resignation letter because fuck that and also I don't care.

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    Clint EastwoodClint Eastwood My baby's in there someplace She crawled right inRegistered User regular
    Memphis...

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    SirToastySirToasty Registered User regular
    Warriors barely make it past Memphis. 2 more to go.

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    DhalphirDhalphir don't you open that trapdoor you're a fool if you dareRegistered User regular
    I'm kind of glad Memphis didn't win though. Tomorrow's GSW @ Spurs would have a lot less drama if not for the double records on the line. Either Warriors miss out on 73-9 or the Spurs miss out on 41-0 @ Home.

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    DhalphirDhalphir don't you open that trapdoor you're a fool if you dareRegistered User regular
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    MagellMagell Detroit Machine Guns Fort MyersRegistered User regular
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    Raijin QuickfootRaijin Quickfoot I'm your Huckleberry YOU'RE NO DAISYRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    Magell wrote: »
    I'm excited to get some Pistons playoff basketball this year.

    As much as I like Toronto, I think Detroit will take them to their limit.

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    ButtersButters A glass of some milks Registered User regular
    Is it just me or was that TOTALLY basket interference on Green?

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    jkylefultonjkylefulton Squid...or Kid? NNID - majpellRegistered User regular
    I'm still hoping that Detroit will slip to the 8th seed and get Cleveland in the first round. I think the Pistons match up better against Cleveland than Toronto.

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    Raijin QuickfootRaijin Quickfoot I'm your Huckleberry YOU'RE NO DAISYRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    I think there is basically 0 chance Cleveland loses in the fist round unless LeBron doesn't play.

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    ButtersButters A glass of some milks Registered User regular
    Cleveland's body language has been pretty bad as of late but I don't think they've been trying very hard either. I think one of two things happens: either they get inspired, tighten things up, and cruise to the finals or they implode and get upset real hard in the second round.

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    Raijin QuickfootRaijin Quickfoot I'm your Huckleberry YOU'RE NO DAISYRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    LeBron is a playoff guy at this point. Do enough to get in the playoffs then turn it on.

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    SirToastySirToasty Registered User regular
    Butters wrote: »
    Is it just me or was that TOTALLY basket interference on Green?

    Looked like it in every shot but the head on one. It was just outside of the cylinder in that angle.

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    ButtersButters A glass of some milks Registered User regular
    LeBron is a playoff guy at this point. Do enough to get in the playoffs then turn it on.

    His outside shooting and free throw percentage have been terrible though.

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    Raijin QuickfootRaijin Quickfoot I'm your Huckleberry YOU'RE NO DAISYRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    Butters wrote: »
    LeBron is a playoff guy at this point. Do enough to get in the playoffs then turn it on.

    His outside shooting and free throw percentage have been terrible though.

    PLAYOFFS

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    XehalusXehalus Registered User regular
    edited April 2016
    it was all psychology to make his other teammates feel more important

    "I need you guys to make those perimeter shots"

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    Dead LegendDead Legend Registered User regular
    The officiating in this game is awful

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    jkylefultonjkylefulton Squid...or Kid? NNID - majpellRegistered User regular
    Death line-up cannot be beaten.

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