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11 Jun 2019 09:08:50
Who are your top 5 selfless humble star in NBA today?

I got Kawhi & Curry top 2 i'm not sure about other 3 maybe 3 of these, Jokic, Giannis, Aldridge? Lowry? Kemba? Conley?

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11 Jun 2019 14:22:01
Drew holiday,

11 Jun 2019 17:10:29
Lillard is one. I've read a lot about how he treats the 15th man the same as the other stars. He's got an attitude on the court, but off, I've never heard anything but great stuff.

11 Jun 2019 23:18:34
While stationed in Memphis Gasol and Randolph did a lot for city.

11 Jun 2019 06:03:08
With KD's injury, will he opt in with Warriors?

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11 Jun 2019 18:48:02
How did 3 people disagree with a question.

11 Jun 2019 22:42:12
I assume they don’t think he opts in? Imo, opting in would be his worse option. Someone will max him this summer. It’s not a Cousins situation where people were already leery of giving him the max. The reward is worth the risk for a lot of teams. That said, if he opts in and the recovery isn’t going well, all of a sudden things flip next off season.

11 Jun 2019 22:51:12
I disagree that he will opt in. So I clicked "Disagree".

12 Jun 2019 16:58:52
If KD were to opt in, insurance would pay $25 mm of next years salary, and all of it if he misses the entire season. If he opts out, there will be no insurance. Woj thinks KD will use the max salary to get a long term deal with the Warriors.

11 Jun 2019 05:51:02
So the initial report on KD is an Achillies injury which can be upto one year recovery. So taking that into consideration, does KD just opt in on his players option for next year and spend that time on recovery or still try to go i to free agency this summer expecting some team to eat the first year of his max deal?

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11 Jun 2019 06:15:22
If he opts in. Warriors will have a hard time resigning Klay?

11 Jun 2019 10:59:37
I think you leave and try to lock in a 4 year max contract. There will be plenty of teams willing to give it to him. The only way he doesn’t get it is if he opts in and his recovery clearly goes bad.

11 Jun 2019 13:45:28
Rkenne, so you would pay him $35 mil in the hopes that you can get him on the court for 3 years, $130 mil? Also, having no idea what his playing ability will be after the recovery. Man, that takes serious owners to do in my opinion.

11 Jun 2019 14:25:47
Psipshon- not his issue. He opts in rehabs all year then leaves next summer. If klay gets screwed ir the warriors feel screwed they have no choice.

11 Jun 2019 16:49:20
Psiphon, I don't think so. If KD's player option is $4 mil less than what he would make in the 1st year of a max deal. Plus, if KD comes back in 9 months, then he is returning right about at the start of next years playoffs. So it kind of works in an expensive kind of way.

11 Jun 2019 17:04:34
There are plenty of teams that would risk it and sign him to a 4 year max deal and let him sit next year. NY would be a great option because they're terrible. Sign him, tank again, get a top 5 pick, and go into 2020 with Durant, those two picks (2019 and 2020) and see if you can pick up a second star.

An injury like this kills the value of a guy like Cousins that already had sinking value. But for a top 20 all time player? Yeah, most teams take that risk.

11 Jun 2019 22:51:15
Fred man, if you just get most of the offensive side of the game back with a little less athleticism and he’s a below average defender, he’s still a max guy.

Even if he’s a shooter that can handle it, pass and dribble at 7 feet. He’s still a borderline allstar.

Even if he can just be a fluid athlete that is 7 feet tall and skilled, he’s good. The athleticism is a bonus.

Look what he was doing last night on one leg just as a shooter and guy that you couldn’t close out to hard on. He still looked like the best player on the court.

10 Jun 2019 23:49:39
1. Pelicans - Zion Williamson
- Pick is a lock, adds a generational talent
2. Grizzlies - Ja Morant
- Perfect fit, replacement for Mike Conley
3. Knicks - RJ Barrett
- Last of the Big 3, star potential if kept or
great trade piece for current star
4. Lakers - Darius Garland
- Adds backcourt shooting, great fit w Ball
5. Cavaliers - Jarrett Culver
- 3 level scorer and good perimeter defender, best player available
6. Suns - Coby White
- Fills top need and adds more shooting
7. Bulls - DeAndre Hunter
- Best player available, adds lockdown defender
8. Hawks - Brandon Clarke
- Adds rim protector, great fit w Collins
9. Wizards - Cam Reddish
- Best player available, takes chance hoping he can develop into an all star
10. Hawks - Nassir Little
- Fills in for Prince, adds much needed lockdown defender on perimeter
11. Twolves - Kevin Porter Jr
- Has all star talent, 3 level scorer, adds shooting and shot creating
12. Hornets - Jaxson Hayes
- Needs a rim running and defensive center, upgrade over Zeller
13. Heat - Romeo Langford
- Adds more scoring and shot creating for the wing which they desperately lack
14. Celtics - Bol Bol
- Takes chance w 3 draft picks, can play next to Horford and eventually replace him

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11 Jun 2019 03:29:29
Think wolves take a better guy that high.

11 Jun 2019 08:07:08
Who would you take.

10 Jun 2019 23:31:22
Pacers send Sabonis to Celtics for #14 and #20?

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11 Jun 2019 01:27:48
Interesting. Pacers do seem to do well getting the best out if young guys. Celtics could use sabonis.

12 Jun 2019 17:01:32
Pacers don't like dealing with Danny Ainge.

10 Jun 2019 03:06:41
Does anyone else see some prime Josh Smith in Zion? I believe Zion will be much better but I see similarities too

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10 Jun 2019 04:39:28
Definitely similar games. Hopefully Zion is a more polished and patient player. But I see it.

10 Jun 2019 05:23:52
Na. I see a bigger Larry "Grandma" Johnson in Zion right now.

10 Jun 2019 13:57:33
Fred- Larry could shot. I see a shorter chunky shawn Kemp. He has lots of talent but until his game grows he can rebound, dunk and block. If he gets a J from 20 feet maybe some handles.

10 Jun 2019 16:16:00
Yeah, I’ve always like the Josh Smith Comparison. Zion is bigger, probably a little bit better athlete, and not far off skills wise from what prime Josh Smith was.

10 Jun 2019 17:45:24
Josh Smith was also a supreme talent. It's not really a bad thing to be compared to him. The reason why Smith wasn't a superstar was because of his personality and refusal to work within his game.

10 Jun 2019 19:19:27
Great athlete and rim protector for a Power Forward. Wasn’t a great shooter but had some years where he shot over 30% which made it at least respectable to check and close out while he was on the perimeter. If Zion can shoot 30% from three then he should dominate. Smiths career went downhill when he left the Hawks and tried to be a perimeter only player. Hawks Josh Smith would fit perfectly in the NBA today as a 4 or small ball 5.

09 Jun 2019 19:28:49
The Lakers are linked to draft Culver Garland or Hunter if they keep their pick. If they decide to keep it could Coby White be a sleeper pick for them? 6'5 Combo Guard who can start at SG and play next to Ball. Was one of the best spot up shooter last season off of catch and shoots.

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09 Jun 2019 19:36:56
I think Garlsnd is the pick for Lakers. Read a couple of reports that although his sample size is small, he reminds some scouts of Kyrie Irving. Draft him and move Ball to off guard?

09 Jun 2019 20:55:06
Ball to off guards kills his value. Without the ball in his hands he is a poor man's Tony allen.

09 Jun 2019 22:37:00
You mmake it sound like Ball has a ton of value to "kill". He doesn't.

10 Jun 2019 00:13:05
Either way, with Lebron he’s already primarily off the ball.

10 Jun 2019 02:10:42
Bmiller exactly. Now Garland loses touches to bron and ball loses to him. Better trading ball for anything if drafting a guard.

10 Jun 2019 17:47:14
Eh, I don't think making a decision on who to take because of how ball dominant they are is a good idea. Curry, Durant, and Green are all ball dominant, and it works fine. You just have to learn to play as a team.

With a top 5 pick, you take the guy you think has the most talent and the best chances of becoming a star. Figure out fit later. Especially with the small ball/ positionless NBA that exists today.

12 Jun 2019 17:03:22
If the Lakers don't trade the pick, they'll take Garland. Rich Paul is his agent and he's been playing with LeBron.

08 Jun 2019 23:54:40
Can #14, #20 and #21 get to #6?

Starting to see a scensrio where Boston looks to move up to get a better pick to send in AD trade. Phoenix decides to trade down believeing they can send one of the picks to the Nets so they don't match offer on DLo. Nets get their 1st rounder back from the Crabbe trade, Phoenix gets DLo and Boston offers #6, Tatum and Horford (after opt in) For AD and S. Hill.

If not #6, would Chicago do it for #7 and offer the same for signing DLo.

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09 Jun 2019 01:41:16
No, the best I could see is 9.

08 Jun 2019 20:23:08
Draft picks to help the Hawks defense

8. Clarke
10. Little
17. Alexander Walker

Young
Huerter/Alexander Walker
Little
Collins
Clarke

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08 Jun 2019 20:50:29
17 will be bol bol if he is there because why not hope for a stud.

08 Jun 2019 21:10:34
Trade up for Culver.

07 Jun 2019 22:07:30
I think the Pacers are an underrated team for KD even if it is a smaller market team

- He'll already have another two way all star player in Oladipo
- Turner has turned into a dpoy type player who can also stretch the floor
- Sabonis is a great rebounder and solid post scorer
- I'm sure vets such and collison Joseph Thad and Bogdanovic would all take a slight pay cut to come back

They would go in the luxury tax but it would be worth it

Collison/Joseph
Oladipo/Herro(draft)
KD/Bogdanovic
Thad/McDermott
Turner/Sabonis

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08 Jun 2019 12:00:15
If Denver let's milsap walk KD slides in that cap slot. The also get mpj healthy. Small market better fit. Wont happen.

09 Jun 2019 09:43:30
I would love that to happen :-)

 


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