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Sporting Villains Part 1: Spain's Paralympic Basketball Team 2000

20 Sep 2018 16:22:28
{Ed's Note - Ed001 has posted a new article entitled, Sporting Villains Part 1: Spain's Paralympic Basketball Team 2000

Possibly, probably even, the biggest sporting scandal of all time begins our new Sporting Villains series.

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21 Sep 2018 15:29:10
Why does this crap get posted? Someone edits this nonsense, why allow this crap through?

20 Sep 2018 09:43:29
If Butler gets traded to his preferred destinations will the Celtics trade Irving fearing he will join Butler in free agency.

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20 Sep 2018 13:14:19
The celtics are the second deepest team in the league, maybe the first. Take Irving away and they aren't considered a serious east contender. Easy no. There is little evidence to support Irving would bail on the celtics for the clippers, Lakers, or knicks. It would be dumb if Ainge wants to have a shot at or win a title this season.

20 Sep 2018 16:08:26
I've said it before, but I really think Boston would be making a huge mistake by trading Irving or Rozier.

If they trade Irving, they're committing to Rozier as their starter moving forward. Being in a contract year, that has the makings for a guy that has a huge year, gets paid huge, then has major regressions.

If they trade Rozier, they have no backup plan if Irving bails. They would have to find a new PG (likely trading Brown to get a decent one) or start Smart. Neither is a good option.

20 Sep 2018 16:47:21
The good, Clippers are in a great position to land 2 big names after this season.

The bad, still not going to get to the finals.

20 Sep 2018 18:22:32
Now that Butler wants to go to the Clippers it makes more sense that Kawhi would team up with him rather than Irving, which would more than likely keep Kyrie in Boston. (this is if you believe the BS that the media throws on the walls)

21 Sep 2018 03:08:28
I think Leonard would be better with lbj than butler. I'm not a laker homer either. Butler and Leonard would take away from each other offensively. Defensively they are a top 10 team just with Leonard and butler and any old scrubs to fill the other positions.

20 Sep 2018 08:28:45
I feel for the Timberwolves losing jimmy it's hard to get a equal trade now the cat is out of the bag if I am them I would offer him to Detroit for Blake maybe have to add Taj as well . I definitely would not trade to team in the West unless it was a super attractive package

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20 Sep 2018 13:23:31
Thibodeau is going to have to be fired. Losing Lavine, Markannen and Dunn stings real bad now. Wolves should deal him to the highest bidder they're headed to the lottery likely anyway.

20 Sep 2018 02:25:39
Jimmy Butler's prefered destination:
Knicks, Clippers or Nets.. which team are you rooting for??

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20 Sep 2018 11:58:30
Clippers. I want Kawhi and butler there so the Lakers see them win.

20 Sep 2018 13:31:46
Knicks make sense, Clippers too. Nets are a maybe next summer. None offering draft picks though. Maybe 1 already drafted but unlikely considering they can get butler with cap in the summer. Dealing griffin then paying butler? Seems like an odd about-face age-wise.

18 Sep 2018 17:15:06
Wade's free agency is over..
and we all know that Noah will be buyout by the Knicks and I really don't care who signs him..

All news goes to Jimmy Buckets, which team do you think will mostly fitted for him?? or realistically will be traded to??

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18 Sep 2018 17:54:14
If they're smart, it's Phili or Toronto. Big 3's of Embiid/ Simmons/ Butler or Leonard/ Butler/ Lowry could win the east.

Portland would be smart to see if they can get him without giving up McCollum (they can't) .

Indy should take a shot too.

18 Sep 2018 22:49:45
I think boston would still win east. But Leonard and Butler will push to 6 or 7.

19 Sep 2018 00:33:20
This won't happen they don't have enough assets but a nice fit would be OKC a starting line up of Westbrook, Butler, George, Grant, Adams would be a deadly lineup and would be a tough series for Warriors could possibly beat them. They would be a very athletic fast paced team that plays great defense.

19 Sep 2018 17:04:38
I would like to see Butler goes to East (except Celtics and Raptors) to balance the allstar players from East and West Conf. and to have more competion in the East.

Maybe Knicks (his prefered destination), Cavs (new king of Cleveland) or Heat (helping Wade in East playoffs before retiring)

19 Sep 2018 23:11:29
I think every team butler named has cap next summer so a good draft pick is out of the question for nets, clips, knicks. NY has the best spot for butler and a deal like ntilikina, lee, Robinson, or Trier and/ or a 2nd is probably correct given timing and what the market is. (Most teams are done making moves) Irving was even earlier last summer and it was a late off-season deal that cost the cavs a bit in value return. Nets and clips have nothing to immediately partner with butler, knicks have knox-zinger. Butler would be great with the blazers and pelicans but butler said he wanted to be in a large market and being a rental for either blazers or pelicans isn't going to work for either team.

20 Sep 2018 00:24:06
If the Knicks could somehow offload thj in a trade, they’d have to jump. A team of potentially Irving butler Knox Porzingis and Robinson is exciting.

20 Sep 2018 18:36:30
Your more concerned about all star balance? I can only imagine what your fridge looks like.

1st shelf- Beer, qt of milk

2nd shelf- Beer, qt of chocolate milk

3rd shelf- Beer, qt of skim milk

Dude, be a man nd get rid of the milk!

23 Sep 2018 05:17:24
Wade's free agency? What were his choices? Heat, China or housewife. Nonody else wanted him. He stole cash from bulls, and Cavs last year.

18 Sep 2018 15:48:09
Suns get - Delon Wright

Raps get - Dragan Bender x 2nd


Lowry/Van Fleet

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18 Sep 2018 22:23:45
Nobody want Bender.

19 Sep 2018 17:10:57
they should get Beverly or Bradley of Clippers. Clippers has too many decent guards.

19 Sep 2018 23:18:04
Raps are a better team with wright I think for their 1-season kawhi Leonard-crap shoot. I'd have to think that is the primary objective of ujiri, to win now.

23 Sep 2018 05:18:16
Raptors will trade Lowry and Kawhi before deadline to get picks for rebuild.

18 Sep 2018 04:25:50
From players point of view who has a really good contract without a lot of pressure
I am thinking Mike Connelly your thought

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18 Sep 2018 13:30:36
Blake Griffin only has to play half a year and will have summer’s off the next few years.

18 Sep 2018 15:44:23
rkenne: shots fired at Blake. Woooooooow.

So long as GS has their 4 stars, Klay has the least pressure of any of them. Maybe of any star player in NBA history. And he's about to get paid big. Win win.

CJ McCollum gets paid big, but all the blame for Portland's inability to be elite is placed on Lillard.

Deandre Jordan has never had much pressure. He can't play offense, so you can't blame him for not winning in crunch time.

18 Sep 2018 22:25:04
Lebron. He gets all the credit in wins and it's never his fault in losses. His teammates and coaches ( which he helped pick) get blamed.

19 Sep 2018 16:14:06
Really? Lebron has his defenders that never fault him, but go back to most articles written after his teams lost the Finals (especially when the lost to Dalls, and when they lost to Boston in the ECF) . He gets plenty of blame.

Also, I feel like we have to find someone to blame far too often. If a great player on a great team loses to a great team, should we blame that player/ team? Or just appreciate both teams?

Then again, I'm a fan of a small market team that hasn't won in my lifetime. I'm just happy to be here. Any playoffs success is fun, and when it's over, it's over.

19 Sep 2018 23:35:19
I am going to have to ask for the references bmiller66 on where the negative lillard-play gossip your reading. I would love to read a truthful mainstream publication about lillards game. The guy just received an undeserved top five all nba player award even after he stunk it up. I think the guy is overrated and I didn't see one media article of any kind that addressed lillards sudden disappearance and poor play in the playoffs 4 months ago. Kevin love is my choice. overpaid now, and way overpaid when his contract kicks in and his team is projected to lose and rebuild. No pressure, good pay.

21 Sep 2018 04:03:52

17 Sep 2018 17:26:51
Nba-gmaster made me think of this question as I'm thinking about how good NY or Cleveland can be:

If you have a young talented team that you want to develop, with some recent lottery picks, who is the person you want on that roster the least?

Possible options:
JR Smith
Nick Young.

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17 Sep 2018 18:36:09
For me it’s Melo and not close. I think young players actually look up to Melo and see him as a role model. On a young team he would still be looked at as a leader and that’s not exactly a guy you want to lead. He isn’t as bad and influence as Smith or Young, but I don’t see guys looking Young or Smith for leadership or guidance. I think they’re more cautionary tales of players that had a ton of talent and were never more than mediocre or slightly above average players. Plus, their play styles aren’t as detrimental to the team. They spread the floor and do take some bad shots, but neither dominates the ball. I don’t think Kanter is really a bad influence around the team. He’s just a black hole that can slow down pacing and hurt player growth on the court. Melo does that as well and probably worse since he actually gets the ball on the perimeter.

17 Sep 2018 15:18:46
rank these 5 east teams:
(without injuries)

Cleveland Cavaliers
New York Knicks
Chicago Bulls
Brooklyn Nets
Charlotte Hornets

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17 Sep 2018 16:02:15
New York (with Porzingis)

17 Sep 2018 16:35:38
New York

Chicago is probably the biggest wild card. If they can keep their young core healthy, they could be pretty good. If healthy, they're probably #2 here. But I have no faith in Parker and Lavine playing 75+ games each.

If Porzingis was healthy, NY would probably be second or third. Without him, they're competing for the worth roster in the NBA. And they're trying to be bad. Just give your youth all the minutes you can and make this season a long training camp.

And I think Brooklyn could be sneaky good this year. They've got a bunch of really solid role players like Dinwiddie, Davis, Hollis-Jefferson, and Carroll. They could have a pretty stout defense. In a bad east, they could squeeze into a playoff spot.

And I think Cleveland is still a playoff team with Love. I really think they should just waive JR Smith though, he could be the downfall of the entire team. If they start him, he'll jack up 30 shots a game, and it'll be terrible (and hilarious) . On that note, same goes with Kanter in NY, they should waive or trade him ASAP before he taints the young talent on that team.

17 Sep 2018 17:33:30
i’m not sure if you mean assuming that they’re healthy from here on out or assuming KP is back. It’s hard to know what KP will look like, but assuming he’s 100 percent and back to last year’s KP

1 Hornets- they have a decent team, possibly the best of all of the players in Walker, and I think they’ll get the don’t have Dwight bump.

2 Knicks- Porzingas is a monster and they have some scoring. I’d probably put them last, if the list was with an injured KP. Similiar to the Hornets and Walker, they’ll go as far as MP takes them.

3.Cleveland- It all depends on how good Love, Sexton, Hood, and Osman can be. They could be one of the worst teams in the league or a low end playoff team.

4. Chicago- They have a lot of good young offensive players, but that defense will be a mess and they don’t have a go to guy like the 3 teams above them.

5 Brooklyn- it’s a team full of solid young spare parts. If you throw a star caliber player on this team, they are probably the best of the bunch, but until they get one, who’s carrying the load for them?

17 Sep 2018 08:02:50
I 've seen the movie Draft Day, about the draft in the NFL.

They offer three second round picks for a lottery pick.

I can't image you can get a lottery pick in basketball for some second round picks.

Are second round picks in NFL more important than in the NBA?

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17 Sep 2018 12:54:53
There are no lottery picks in the NFL and I’ve never seen the movie, so I don’t know what pick it was, but it’s not completely ridiculous to think 3 2nds could get you a middle of the 1st type pick in the nfl. There are 7 rounds in the NFL draft. Almost all of the 2nd founders are going to be on a roster that year and a fair amount of them will either start or play a real role with the team.

17 Sep 2018 15:43:31
Yeah, 7 rounds vs 2. Think about this comparison:

If the NBA draft was broken into 7 sections, “Round” 1 would be picks 1-9, “Round” 2 would be picks 10-18. It’s possible to imagine a team would trade their pick #45 for picks 10 and 12.

17 Sep 2018 16:03:21
It's the sixth pick.
And i'm European, so a don't understand NFL :-)

17 Sep 2018 16:36:10
*pick 4 or 5.

17 Sep 2018 21:00:54
Yeah, under most circumstances 3 2nds isn’t getting you to the 6th unless they were all high 2nd rounders that year or something. The NFL has 53 roster spots to fill and given all of the injuries and special teams, most of those guys will play atleast a little bit. Plus given the variance in talent that the better college football teams have to the lesser ones and schemes, it’s harder to evaluate the talent. Where the NBA has plenty of tape of Bamba playing Ayton, Jackson and etc from AAU of in college, the NFL might only have a few plays of an elite lineman going up against an elite d line man. Plus if the lineman’s team is an air raid spread or a triple option team, you man have almost no tape of them run blocking or no tape pass blocking. There are just a lot more variables.


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