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28 Jul 2019 07:49:16
My bad on my post about 2019-20 playoffs i totally forgot about the Nets

West

1 Clippers vs 8 Spurs
2 Rockets vs 7 Jazz
3 Nuggets vs 6 Lakers
4 Blazers vs 5 Warriors

East

1 Bucks vs 8 Raptors
2 Sixers vs 7 Pistons
3 Pacers vs 6 Magic
4 Celtics vs 5 Nets

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28 Jul 2019 17:30:23
Agree on most. Doubt Raptors fall that much. Probably have them at #5.

29 Jul 2019 06:57:03
To be fair. I give the Kings a legit chance of taking that one spot from the Spurs.

29 Jul 2019 09:20:21
Both Dallas and and Kings could make the playofs.

The Spurs playoffs streak is going to end this year.
And i can see the Lakers struggle to make the playoffs.

29 Jul 2019 15:36:38
If Klay comes back 100%, that 4/ 5 matchup in the west would be my nightmare.

28 Jul 2019 07:46:17
What are your 5 most ridiculous thing that could possibly happen in the NBA this season?

Chris Paul buy-out
Lakers Celtics finals
The defending champs don't make the playoffs
2 finalists don't make the playoffs
Knicks better than Nets in seeding

This is just for fun

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28 Jul 2019 17:31:53
Dolan retains ownership of the Knicks? They need a Jeanie Buss coup badly.

28 Jul 2019 07:25:09
Playoffs 2019-20

West

1 Clippers vs 8 Spurs
2 Rockets vs 7 Jazz
3 Nuggets vs 6 Lakers
4 Blazers vs 5 Warriors

East

1 Bucks vs 8 Bulls
2 Sixers vs 7 Raptors
3 Pacers vs 6 Pistons
4 Celtics vs 5 Magic

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27 Jul 2019 22:54:05
5 bold predictions for the 2019-2020 NBA season:

1. Thunder make the playoffs if they keep CP3 through the entire season. Predicting the 6th seed. A borderline all-star will emerge from current roster. My guess Ferguson.

2. Draymond will get traded before or at the trade deadline. Borderline playoff team will take a gamble....Orlando or Chicago.

3. MPJ will make NBA debut, shine and will get packaged to the Wizards in a deal for Bradley Beal and find a 3rd team to take Wall. Maybe Phoenix bites. They have a history of rehabilitating aging or injured stars.

4. Zion Williamson WILL NOT win ROY! He makes 2nd team All-Rookie and will struggle finding a pace that fits.

5. NBA Finals
Lakers over Celtics in 5!!!!!

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28 Jul 2019 04:34:55
5 is craziest.

28 Jul 2019 06:03:31
If 2 happens, I hope Portland goes all in on getting him. The entire WCF was decided by him. Come playoff time, he becomes a completely different guy.

I don’t see any way #1 happens. Even if Ferguson is an all star caliber player, that leaves them at the same level as Minny, not the actual playoff teams.

3 seems the most likely. I’d say the same thing about Simons in Portland. They’ve been hyping him at the same level that Denver has been hyping MPJ.

28 Jul 2019 17:33:48
Nets trade for Draymond?

29 Jul 2019 17:58:04
Who disagreed? Who doesn't want to see a Draymond-KD reunion?

27 Jul 2019 00:24:41
My Top 10 at each position heading into 2019-2020 season (position based off what position the player will most likely play the most minutes at) KD & Wall not included due to season injury

PG
Curry
Lillard
Irving
Westbrook
Simmons
Walker
Murray
Conley
CP3
Lowry
Bubble- Young,Fox,Brogdon,Bledsoe,Morant

SG
Harden
Beal
Oladipo
Mitchell
Booker
Russell
McCollum
Holiday
Lavine
Bubble - Harris,Brown,Hield

SF
Lebron
PG
Thompson
Butler
Harris
Doncic
Middleton
Derozan
Gallo
Tatum
Bubble - Ingram,Warren,Bogdanovic

PF
Kawhi
Giannis
Davis
Griffin
Siakam
Porzingis
Horford
Love
Randle
Aldridge
Bubble - Collins,Kuzma,Bagley,JJJ,Markannen

C
Embiid
Jokic
Towns
Vucevic
Gobert
Drummond
Nurkic
Turner
Ayton
Capela
Bubble -Cousins,Harrell,Lopez,Valanciunas,
Gasol

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27 Jul 2019 03:38:33
Klay thompson is a SG.

27 Jul 2019 03:39:15
Kawhi is the #1 SF.

27 Jul 2019 10:20:02
i have high expetations on Fox, i think he's going to be close to an all star. (Just my opinion)

27 Jul 2019 13:39:58
Simmons>Westbrook, but I’ll let time prove that one.

27 Jul 2019 15:33:53
Fredman read before you comment. When Klay is back he will start at the 3 this year and DLo at the 2. Clippers lineup will most likely look like Bev/ Shamet/ PG/ Kawhi/ Harrel or Zubac so Kawhi will most likely spend more mins at PF.

27 Jul 2019 15:34:45
Gasupo I agree, I love Fox’s game and hope he continues to improve.

27 Jul 2019 16:18:02
I’d move McCollum above Booker and Russell.

27 Jul 2019 17:56:15
NBA. Maybe with the acceptance of more positionless basketball, you should categorize more like how the All-Star balloting is done.

Guards, Forwards and Centers.

Just not seeing Kawhi guarding Anthony Davis or LAM or Horford at what you label the PF.

29 Jul 2019 19:38:41
What players "start" as and what their natural position are isn't the same. No one is classifying Leonard as a PF. They just don't start one. They play two SF/ wing.

Side note: The NBA should change their classifications to point, wing, and big. Siakim is a wing that starts at 4. Davis is a big that starts at 4. They shouldn't be in the same classification.

24 Jul 2019 13:20:58
Bleacher Report predicting the five worst teams in the league this coming season. They have Memphis, Charlotte, Cleveland and Washington in there, with the Knicks clearly the worst. NY, it says, has a bad mix of untalented kids and worn-out vets on short contracts who will be trying to put up numbers before they get out a year from now.

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24 Jul 2019 16:28:59
Look out for Randle putting up the worst 25 and 12 season in nba history. Zero offensive flow, zero teamwork, zero defense, all stats.

25 Jul 2019 11:51:47
So basically a repeat of last year, BMiller?

25 Jul 2019 15:05:39
Fair enough Fredman.

28 Jul 2019 16:08:20
They actually put the cavaliers worse and then spent the article talking about mitchell Robinson being a future star lol.

23 Jul 2019 23:31:55
This is thinking a little too far ahead, but AD has done two things to make him a flight risk next summer:

1. Not commit to more time in LA verbally or contractually.
2. Mention how he'd love to play in Chicago.

Chicago would be elated to land a guy of that caliber, but where is the. So space to land him? They'll have little to none. They'd have to chase expiring deals in trades in order to pull off a max slot. Here are some teams I think would be willing to play ball in trades with expiring contracts significant enough:

1. Okc (Gallinari at $22M, Roberson at $10M, Patterson at $5M)
2. Charlotte (Biyombo at $17M, Williams at $15M, MKG at $13M)
3. Atlanta (Parsons at $25M, Turner and Crabbe at $18M each)
4. Toronto (Lowry at $34M, Gasol at $25M, Ibaka at $23M)

There may be others, but I see these as the most likely (in that order) who could give them the cap space they will crave if they think they can legitimately land Davis next summer.

Sorry that was long winded, but with that in mind what kind of deals could you see to land significant cap space next summer for the Windy City?

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24 Jul 2019 16:30:44
Church -- Do you think that AD is concerned that he will be left all alone if James suddenly runs out of gas, and is leaving himself an escape hatch? If James goes south, Davis might find himself in the same situation he was in in New Orleans.

24 Jul 2019 16:48:46
Actually worse situation because at least he would have Jrue Holiday and Zion Williamson to play with.

24 Jul 2019 20:14:04
Fredman- and no picks.

25 Jul 2019 08:30:34
LA screwed themselves
They should have kept Russell and drafted Tatum, Mitchell or Markannen

C:Zubac
PF:Randle
SF:Tatum
SG:Ingram
PG:Russell
sixth: Clarckson.

26 Jul 2019 09:28:11
Does AD need to make an All-NBA team in order to get a higher max extension?

26 Jul 2019 15:14:56
Yeah, to get a supermax, you have to be all nba the most recent season, or both of the two before it. He wasn't all nba in '18-'19, so he'd have to be all nba next year to receive it.

26 Jul 2019 16:21:02
Probably waiting for this season's results to see if he qualifies.

22 Jul 2019 18:31:23
Been reading about Leonard hope his contract gets voided and they find he did something wrong. Like how wolves did with Joe Smith. I read what Leonard camp wanted from Toronto so what did he want from Clippers to sign there. Or was it just get George and I'm signing There. Time will tell

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22 Jul 2019 20:54:23
I can't find anything that says what he actually demanded. There were reports of "unreasonable demands", but that's it.

Would demanding specific trades before you sign somewhere even be a violation? I wouldn't think so.

Also, that comment is 100% pure sour grapes.

23 Jul 2019 03:13:39
I read he was asking for things that break cba. Like planes and houses.

23 Jul 2019 03:21:43
Oh, it was Stephen A Smith. I don’t believe anything that guy says.

23 Jul 2019 03:33:20
Lakers put themselves into the position in believing they were the #1 destination. If you are the #1 spot, you close the deal. And if you can't close, you realize that you aren't the #1 and move on quickly. Lakets didn't do that and hung themselves.

23 Jul 2019 20:38:11
Kawhi wasnt under contract. The CBS rules don't apply. His uncle can ask for the moon since he isn't his agent/ paid rep. Sour grapes from owners won't change players having power.

24 Jul 2019 00:07:30
If he isn't an agent or paid rep, then why is teams even talking to him at meetings.

If I was Toronto's GM, i would have said this every time the uncle spoke, "Have Kawhi call me, please. "

24 Jul 2019 13:37:35
Kawhi is part of the players union. Just because he’s a FA doesn’t mean that he can operate outside of the rules. Of course the CBA applies to him.

24 Jul 2019 16:52:05
But the CBA doesn't apply to his Uncle. He can ask for anything, it is the teams that have their hands tied.

24 Jul 2019 20:15:26
Bmiller- not under contract so by rule not a player in union. A player not on a team can't be called a player.

25 Jul 2019 11:54:25
An unemployed player?

25 Jul 2019 15:10:17
I'm not 100% sure, but I'd almost guarantee he's still paying union dues and is part of the union even if he's not under an active contract.

True, it's a very grey area that his uncle asked for stuff. Really, it's on the team to not bend to it. Even if Kawhi asked for that stuff, can you punish someone for talking about something but nothing coming of it? Especially if there's no proof on what was actually said? Maybe the conversation went like this:

"I want a plane and cars with my new deal. "
"We can't, that's against the rules. "
"Oh, ok, then get me Paul George to play with. "
"Ok"

That doesn't seem like anything that could be punished.

25 Jul 2019 17:00:49
Then again, I assume if you bring someone with you as a representative of yourself in negotiations, you are responsible for what they say and do.

26 Jul 2019 02:30:36
If the Clippers give the uncle a job in the front office (or any other Ballmer owned business)?

27 Jul 2019 19:14:08
Stephen A Smith started all this with an unconfirmed rumor. Uncle Dennis is a family member and family member are frequently at the FA meetings. It does not matter what Uncle Dennis asked for as long as everything the Clippers agreed to were within the CBA.

After all the money and resources Steve Ballmer has thrown into the Clippers to give them credibility and make them contenders. I can't believe he would risk his or the teams reputation by pulling shady rubbish.

The Raptors and Lakers are just "SALTY" trying to crap to justify their own failure.

Final note the Clippers gave up SGA, Gallo, 4-1st's 2-pick swaps it makes no sense to do more.

20 Jul 2019 05:56:35
What’s y’alls early standings predictions?
I got
West
1. Rockets
2. Nuggets
3. Clippers
4. Lakers
5. Jazz
6. Blazers
7. Warriors
8. Spurs
9. Pelicans
10. Mavericks
11. Thunder
12. Twolves
13. Kings
14. Grizzlies
15. Suns

East
1. 76ers
2. Bucks
3. Celtics
4. Raptors
5. Nets
6. Pacers
7. Magic
8. Heat
9. Pistons
10. Bulls
11. Hawks
12. Wizards
13. Knicks
14. Cavs
15. Hornets.

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20 Jul 2019 10:17:43
Kings > wolves > thunder
Nets definitely lower
Pacers at least 4
Heat > magic

21 Jul 2019 06:50:06
Pacers won’t finish top 4 with dipo out prob half of the season. Remember this is a standings prediction, not a power ranking.

21 Jul 2019 14:43:47
Indy
C:Sabonis
PF:M Turner
SF:Warren
SG:Lamb
PG:Brogdon

Indy's starting five can all score 15 points and play defense
Brogdon is going to be a borderline all star, he's a 50-40-90 guy, that can play defense and it's the first time he can be the main ball handler.


Indy is a top-3 tema in the east for me and a contender if Oladipo comes back healty.

22 Jul 2019 16:08:03
Picking the west seems futile. It's all going to come down to health and midseason trades. Even then, if 1-10 were separated by less than 5 games I wouldn't be too surprised.

20 Jul 2019 00:09:28
Celtics and Raptors trade
Tatum for Siakam
Straight up
Helps both teams.

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20 Jul 2019 06:39:35
With the way siakam play last year specially in the playoffs i don't know if Raptors ate going to trade him.

 


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