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06 Jan 2019 18:14:07
I don't think Danny Ainge will deal with Rich Paul so AD would only be a rental for Celtics and that's not in the plan So he is off the table as far as I am concerned

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06 Jan 2019 23:17:50
Possibly. I know he doesn't care for the way LBJ manipulates behind the scenes and other players, team personnel take the fall in the media, sparing LBJ. Never could find a picture of the supposed racial slur painted on LBJ's old LA house driveway gate. In a posh neighborhood where there are cameras everywhere, yet no evidence, but it happened.

Yeah, right! Oh, and when asked, his staff washed that off immediately it was so offensive. No picture? Likely story. This is what you get with LBJ. A lot of media games.

06 Jan 2019 23:52:35
Basically you're right, Ainge just told LBJ to shut up, and dribble and I enjoyed every minute of it. After the better than M. J. Vid, Coming right off the AD recruiting bit? Ainge didn't like that. R. Paul and LBJ are out of their depth if they think they can pull one over on Ainge regarding anything basketball. It would be like watching Embid swat 5th graders.

07 Jan 2019 01:31:01
Btec - pull one over? Ainge has pucks but one star who gets hurt. Take away the brooklyn deal what has ainge accomplished.

07 Jan 2019 12:30:29
If AD is available, wants to go to the celtics, and is not a puppet to rich Paul? there will be no funny media antics and J. Wall contracts in BOS. Their keep it in house media policy is legendary, beyond Ainge. Wiz were dumb or Paul was a hustler. Celtics look pretty good to me. Maybe not what people expected but I think they would beat the blazers in a series probably. Top ten team in the league this season is something to be proud of I think, and last season. Bucks, Raptors, Sixers are all better this season. Indy too.

07 Jan 2019 17:29:49
Lets see. Ainge accomplished? A championship, yeah that's it, a championship.

06 Jan 2019 07:18:55
What the NBA All-Star rosters SHOULD be based on this season-


EAST
Starters-
G: Kyrie Irving
G: Kemba Walker
F: Kawhi Leonard
F: Giannis Antetokounmpo
C: Joel Embiid
Reserves-
G: Ben Simmons
G: Victor Oladipo
F: Jimmy Butler
F: Blake Griffin
C: Nikola Vucevic
G: Bradley Beal
C: Andre Drummond

WEST
Starters-
G: Steph Curry
G: James Harden
F: Paul George
F: LeBron James
C: Nikola Jokic
Reserves-
G: Russell Westbrook
G: Damian Lillard
F: Kevin Durant
F: Anthony Davis
C: Karl Anthony-Towns
G: DeMar DeRozan
Last spot comes between Doncic, Steven Adams, Gobert, Tobias Harris, Capela, Aldridge, and Klay Thompson.

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06 Jan 2019 11:47:14
Thompson hasn’t been close to an all star this year.

06 Jan 2019 12:43:25
No centers anymore so AD would start.

06 Jan 2019 14:44:56
West
Steph
Harden
Durant
James
Ad

East
Irving
Butler
Leonard
Greek freak
Embiid.

06 Jan 2019 15:35:12
Jokic has been better this season than AD.

06 Jan 2019 16:21:40
Jokic
AD
Durant
Harden
Curry.

06 Jan 2019 17:19:11
Scratch Curry, replace with LBJ, Jokic is the PG, along with LBJ.

Jokic
AD
Durant
Harden
LBJ.

05 Jan 2019 15:54:30
Couple questions for Btec :
1)You said kings couldn't get porter for free but in dec you said he was 9-12mm overpaid. What's the logic? If he is overpaid, wall is injured, why wouldn't they trade him for expiring deals?
2) w 2100 responses last year, you have a job or just play with this website at work?

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05 Jan 2019 18:52:28
Why the "beautiful lie"? You can tell the truth, or what you really want to say. I have been fair to the Kings, I don't know why the passive aggressiveness is necessary. Expiring contracts have little value. The Wiz would have to be really desperate to take nothing in return, or expiring contacts. I think there is better out there. I really don't recall saying Porter would be free? Or what free means to you? Free would be those expirings to the Wiz for Porter, to me. going to have to do something else, I think. That shouldn't be shocking or insulting. I don't think. Anyway, sooooorrrrryyyu.

05 Jan 2019 19:17:14
So if a player is 10 mm overpaid the kings should give more to take that contract on? Doesn’t the definition of overpaid mean you are taking on an overpriced asset and doing a favor to the selling team? Agree expiring contracts define free which is what porter should trade for with his contract and wizards situation.

05 Jan 2019 20:27:30
I have a deal for Porter estimated at this: An average player, salary filler, maybe a late 2nd MAX. The kings expirings or the deal I believe I used the term "free" concerning was: Mclemore, Randolph, cap space. Randolph and Mclemore are just too crappy and the cap space isn't better than they ultimately can get in my opinion. Would the Sixers give Fultz away after investing 50-60mil for expirings that saves them 10mil if there's a window of hope for his recovery? I think other teams might feel that way about Porter, there's hope, or they could play him the right way in their system. I don't personally, but I think that's his League value. Find out sometime soon, I'm sure. Obviously you share the hope for him side or you wouldn't want his long term deal.

05 Jan 2019 22:12:54
If you give a team expiring contracts for an overpaid player that's not free. Your enabling a team to sign someone else. So if the wizards traded porter for expiring contracts and have cap relief to get out of tax or to sign another player the wizards would fill there need. But y would they need to dump porter he has value overpaid or not. He has value to a team like sac who has a lot of cap and young players. so sac will give up an asset and expiring contracts for him.

05 Jan 2019 22:27:25
I don’t think we are that far apart, we will see how it plays out. Not sure how many teams have as much skate as kings, I’d be fine w kings doing the trade if all it took was a 2 nd round pick and would throw in skal as well. Kings need the position badly, won’t land a better player for their needs in free agency and as long as they keep he core of Hield, fox, bogi, Bagley, WCS, maybe Jackson, everyone else is expendable. They don’t need another young flier in a draft they need a proven wing to get over the hump so that in next few years they can attract players and or resign their own who think they have a real shot.

05 Jan 2019 22:50:40
Throw in Bjelica or Giles, 2nd, whatever expiring deals and I think we are getting somewhere! Porter is really tough to value. I can say that much.

06 Jan 2019 00:12:07
Think shouldn’t and wouldn’t trade Bjelica or Giles. To me 2nd round picks aren’t worth much so wouldn’t care.

06 Jan 2019 00:27:43
Good luck with Porter.

06 Jan 2019 20:50:14
You like porter or Batum more assuming the give is the same? Assume you like porter better even w the larger contract?

06 Jan 2019 21:54:17
They are within a few million. Batum has a '20-'21 player option. Depends on what my team goal would be, or the fit I had in mind? Player for player Black and White comparison? I like Batum. He's as good or better a defender, does also have the ability to play the 2 where Porter really doesn't, and the 4 if you were desperate. Good facilitator, Ball handler, Porter not so much. Look at Batums minutes, Borrego is running him ragged defensively with Zeller in the starting lineup and Kemba's woes defensively. He might be the only defender in CHA if it weren't for Lamb and Williams. (biyombo never plays) The Hornets are prepping a serious retool when they move on from Batum. Porter has no where near the responsibilities, just younger with a little ceiling left maybe, are his high points to me anyway. Porter's absence hardly gets noticed for the teams overall performance, especially with Ariza starting.

04 Jan 2019 23:03:20
Here is idea of 3 team trade
Wizards/Cavs/ Kings

Kings get
Sf Otto Porter
C tristen Thompson
Sg j.R smith

Cavs get
C Ian Mahimi
C/f harry Giles
Sg Ben McLemore
Kings 1 round pick and 2 future wizards 2 round picks

Wizards get
Pf Kevin love
Pg Jordan Clarkson
C willie Cauly stein

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05 Jan 2019 00:56:03
Kings aren’t trading a 1st round pick and 2 young big men for Thompsons contract and Jr Smith.

05 Jan 2019 06:01:43
With the way the KIngs are playing, this is just not good for them. Horrible.

04 Jan 2019 19:47:31
3 team monely line parlay

Utah-Indiana-Milwaukee.

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04 Jan 2019 22:58:58
I still think nba is the worse sport to gamble on and be successful.

05 Jan 2019 02:11:17
Shiller41, If your betting on the spread. If your betting straight money to win its not that hard if you have an accurate injury report and a current grasp on the league standings. When a star gets scratched last minute against a crappy team all hell breaks loose. I can usually hedge my bets if I watch the games @ the book.

04 Jan 2019 06:09:26
Harden's foul baiting is kinda annoying but his step back 3 is just awesome.

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04 Jan 2019 18:24:36
possibly but if they keep calling it and you're successful from it why not keep doing it.

04 Jan 2019 18:54:28
I have no problem with Harden doing it, I have a problem with the NBA allowing it. Offensive flopping needs to be addressed.

Same with pulling a guy off the ground then jumping into him to draw a foul (that's an offensive foul, the offensive player is initiating contact! )

04 Jan 2019 19:15:08
What about pulling on the guys arm, pulling to the ground for rebounds? All sorts of hypocrisies with NBA officiating. I'm not sure I could stand to watch a properly officiated NBA game anymore. It would look so different.

04 Jan 2019 02:26:27
My New Years lotto mock draft

1. Cavs - Zion Williamson PF
2. Suns - RJ Barrett SF
3. Knicks - Ja Morant PG
4. Bulls - Cam Reddish SF
5. Hawks - Kevin Porter SG
6. Wizards - Bol Bol C
7. Pelicans - Nassir Little SF
8. Magic - Darius Garland PG
9. Nets - Rui Hachimura PF
10. Twolves - Keldon Johnson SG
11. Hawks - Daniel Gafford C
12. Jazz - Romeo Langford SG
13. Celtics - Jontay Porter C
14. Spurs - Sekou Doumbouya SF

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04 Jan 2019 12:15:14
Bol fell significantly.

04 Jan 2019 15:50:42
I think if any GM takes Bol in the lottery, he should immediately be fired. Bol's concern was if his body could handle the NBA. He has a stress fracture in his foot, weighing like 60 pounds. There is zero chance he has a long career, especially if the expectation is for him to gain even 20-30 pounds. If i'm a GM, I personally wouldn't draft him in the 1st round.

05 Jan 2019 13:13:57
Bol has to have the ankle surgery Waiters just had. He probably won't be drafted because he won't be able to play until march next year. He might be a '21 draft pick maybe? Bad injury for a big man this early in his career.

05 Jan 2019 13:26:08
Supposed to be back by the summer time? NBA is going to be cautious. I think he stays in school another year at least.

05 Jan 2019 15:19:55
I don’t think he should stay. At this point a team might risk it with a mid to late first. If he stays and gets injured again. He won’t be drafted until late 2nd. If at all.

Besides. He already announced he’s leaving.

05 Jan 2019 16:56:15
I think he'll fall lower than Porter jr. Did.

05 Jan 2019 18:44:55
If all four picks wind up going to the Celtics, I could see them using one on him as a shot in the dark. His talent is worth a chance like that, but for teams that need to make their one pick count, it's a bit too risky.

04 Jan 2019 01:58:08
Last time i checked sabonis plays no defense and small forward is the pacers weakness so J-brown would fit better

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03 Jan 2019 21:48:54
Stat of the day .

The Kings have scored 41 times within four seconds of an opponent’s MAKE, nearly double the next closest team, per Second Spectrum data.

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03 Jan 2019 23:56:38
I'm still shocked at deandre jordan hitting foul shots.

03 Jan 2019 20:52:41
Just a question for everyone

Why did people value Draymond Green so much and not Lonzo Ball? People say numbers don't necessarily explain the impact Green has on the floor but Lonzo is also a great perimeter defender and a + rebounder as a guard. I know Ball couldn't get DPOY since the team isn't a top defensive team but Green has Thompson and KD(or Barnes in the past) who are way better defenders than anyone on the Lakers. Is it just bc he was a 2nd overall pick and doesn't have the scoring numbers?

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03 Jan 2019 21:07:23
Green isn't a defensive player of the year this season. Those NBA awards rarely go to the most deserving guy and doesn't the media do the voting? Ball could earn it, but the last really good PG that won was Gary Payton probably and he averaged almost 4 steals a game. Tough nut to crack if you ask me.

03 Jan 2019 21:31:11
Simple. Look at the opponents offensive rating when they are on the court versus off. Green reduces his opponents offensive rating by 10. means elite defense. Ball increases his opponents by half a point. Means slightly below average.

Hope that helps.

03 Jan 2019 22:28:51
He's a MUCH better defender. He's a better rebounder. He's more versatile (He can guard all 5 positions) . He is a better point guard than Lonzo. Offensively he's completely selfless. He's a perfect role player, especially on GS.

That said, he's having a horrible year. He's certainly not an all star this year. Though, some of that is likely due to injury (and some to do with lack of effort on the whole team) .

03 Jan 2019 22:31:08
It's hard to value the defense of a PG that can only guard one guy to a big or wing that defends the entire court. The position/ player size / court placement doesn't lend itself to being the most important defender on the court.

03 Jan 2019 23:58:48
Nba- green covers centers then switches and slows guards down. Killing puck and rolls or winning mismatches is huge. Ball is solid but only guards guards. Btw green worse shooting year is like Ball's best. Green has hit clutch shots in playoffs.

04 Jan 2019 17:29:14
Draymon is the nut cracker.

04 Jan 2019 17:41:10
He's not a PG, the odds are in his favor. If he didn't miss half the season he'd probably be in the journalists voting session. He's always talking to them. Maybe that's the secret?

 


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