The Official Offseason 2016-17 NBA Thread: NBA Draft, NBA Free Agency, and Summer League

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  • de BLOOde BLOO It's pronounced dee BLOO. Joined: Posts: 4,483
    edited July 17
    It's about time in his declined career to stop trying to be everybody's goofy friend.
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  • jae hoonjae hoon Flames of Justice Joined: Posts: 12,447 ✭✭✭✭✭ OG
    So how long until Dwight poisons the Charlotte locker room, no one likes this guy.
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    Not news I want to read when I check twitter for the first time today.
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  • jae hoonjae hoon Flames of Justice Joined: Posts: 12,447 ✭✭✭✭✭ OG
    Houston probably isn't profitable anymore and wants to sell.
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  • subt-Lsubt-L Cold Blooded Joined: Posts: 4,816 ✭✭✭✭✭ OG
    edited July 17
    nah, i think he knows the cap isn't going up higher and this is the peak for the nba. better to sell early than too late. he did a good job getting this team to where its at now, now reap the rewards.

    you did the work, now its time to get paid.

    Post edited by subt-L on
    O_o
  • GeoG2GeoG2 I came for the culo Joined: Posts: 11,876 ✭✭✭✭✭ OG
    ESPN and their "sources" say LeBron is frustrated by Cavs lack of offseason moves.

    Poor ting.
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    ESPN is still claiming LeBron to LA even though it was proven to be a false story.
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    This was a really fun SL. Usually not even close to this amount of entertainment.

    Says a lot about this draft class. But now it's on to the big leagues and that 82 game grind.
  • EphidelEphidel Old Man SRK Joined: Posts: 14,701 ✭✭✭✭✭ OG
    edited July 18
    I'd say Thomas, Kuzma, and Vander have all earned spots on this team. Kuzma 30pts, to think Magic turned D'Lo snitch and a salary dump into Kuzma and Lopez......fuc man A+ move. I really believe Walton might start Kuzma over Randle depending on how the preseason goes.

    I think Randle is on his contract year we can free up some more money by dumping him with Deng oh the possibilities should be a fun year

    Kuzma 45% from 3, yep Randle bench
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    Holy shit Randle is gone and he's taking Deng with him lol.

    Magic a god with the Kuzma pick.
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    Sure, if the Lakers want to set themselves back and be trash for awhile longer, they should definitely trade Randle.



    There is no way anybody is starting over Randle. He's putting in insane work this offseason.
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    HardenStephMcHaleHowardSmaller.gif

    found this.
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    edited July 18
    Brook Lopez doesn't rebound so they're gonna need Randle there with him dude is a rebounding beast
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  • EphidelEphidel Old Man SRK Joined: Posts: 14,701 ✭✭✭✭✭ OG
    edited July 18
    The main issue is getting rid of Deng because he has no place on this team anymore. Nobody is going to take that contract unless we offer Randle.





    This kid is crazy. We all were talking about Tatum a while back, but look at this:

    kuzma : 20.5 ppg FG% 48.4. 3P% 45. 5.8 RPG. 3 APG. 1,5 BPG
    tatum : 18.7 ppg FG% 46.8. 3P% 22.2. 9.7 RPG. 2 APG. 0 BPG

    Without question this was a steal. We've found our Klay Thompson lmao

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  • jae hoonjae hoon Flames of Justice Joined: Posts: 12,447 ✭✭✭✭✭ OG
    Summer league stats don't matter.
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  • FrostyAUFrostyAU Lynx in your sinks Joined: Posts: 7,790
    jae hoon wrote: »
    Houston probably isn't profitable anymore and wants to sell.

    Honestly, he's in his 70s, you gotta be alive to see the money. He probably just wants to retire and have limitless funds for whatever the hell he wants to do. He bought it in his late 40s when basketball was a passion. Now he's old, he's passionate about more than ball.
  • jae hoonjae hoon Flames of Justice Joined: Posts: 12,447 ✭✭✭✭✭ OG
    FrostyAU wrote: »
    jae hoon wrote: »
    Houston probably isn't profitable anymore and wants to sell.

    Honestly, he's in his 70s, you gotta be alive to see the money. He probably just wants to retire and have limitless funds for whatever the hell he wants to do. He bought it in his late 40s when basketball was a passion. Now he's old, he's passionate about more than ball.

    Good time to sell so can't blame him.
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  • p.m novaroad pilotp.m novaroad pilot Joined: Posts: 2,541
    the doc rivers gm is like "yeah that will rally the public behind me! it wasnt my fault!"
    doc river the coach is like "what. the. fuck are you saying"
  • GeoG2GeoG2 I came for the culo Joined: Posts: 11,876 ✭✭✭✭✭ OG
    Willie Reed was an excellent pickup for the Clippers. Honestly sad to see him go. Won't forget the 22-18 game he had for us last year.

    He deserves way more money, but I guess he has to prove himself yet again.
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    Rose still at home eating pudding and watching Family Matters reruns.
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    Rose is a max player though remember, he is just as good as he ever was!
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  • (d-_-b)(d-_-b) King Ding-a-ling Joined: Posts: 72
    edited July 19
    Calling it.
    KD & BronBron ruined the league. Yawn..

    2018 WC Playoff Predictions

    1 GSW
    2 OKC
    3 HOU
    4 SAS
    5 LAC
    6 MIN
    7 POR
    8 NOP
    ---
    DEN
    MEM
    LAL
    UTA

    R1
    GSW > NOP | 4-0
    OKC > POR | 4-1
    HOU > MIN | 4-3
    SAS > LAC | 4-2

    R2
    GSW > SAS | 4-2
    OKC > HOU | 4-3

    R3
    GSW > OKC | 4-2

    =========

    2018 EC Playoff Predictions

    1 CLE
    2 BOS
    3 WSH
    4 TOR
    5 MIL
    6 ATL
    7 MIA
    8 CHA
    ---
    ORL
    DET
    CHI
    BKN

    R1
    CLE > CHA | 4-0
    BOS > MIA | 4-2
    WSH > ATL | 4-1
    TOR > MIL | 4-3

    R2
    CLE > TOR | 4-1
    BOS > WSH | 4-3

    R3
    CLE > BOS | 4-2

    ========

    2018 Finals Predictions

    CLE wins by chance/luck (tho not from 1-3 deficit)
    CLE > GSW | 4-3

    - OR -

    GSW takes it all by homecourt advantage
    GSW > CLE | 4-2

    ======

    Dumb predictions:

    - No sweeps outside of R1 this season
    - NOP/DEN/MEM will barely make/miss the playoffs (with +500 seasons)
    - 8th seed winner will get demolished by GSW
    - CLE will play hard all season or attempts to coast but still gets placed in 1 seed
    - BOS v. MIA will be the most exciting series to watch in the Eastern Conference
    - SAS will have a lackluster season but will return in full form the following season
    - OKC will narrowly escape HOU
    - GSW v. OKC will be an overhyped match up only to have GSW squash OKC
    - After GSW win over OKC KD becomes more villainous
    - PG13 will flee OKC afterwards or pretends to be a hero for another year
    - MIN fans will mysteriously appear from the mist
    - LAL will almost break 500 and finally return to the playoffs in the next 2 seasons
    - LAC will never make it past R2
    - ATL will continue to enter the playoffs only to remain AWOL during the postseason
    - If CLE wins, Bron stays in CLE for 1 or 2 more seasons (but leaves afterwards)
    - If GSW wins, Bron returns to MIA or leaves to some random EC wildcard
    - Dwight Howard gets traded to PHX
    - NBA will announce expansion to 32 teams for 2020-21 (25 years after last expansion)
    - LV wins a team & names it something dumb like the Las Vegas Vipers (colors will be black, white & rosegold)
    - MIN gets moved to the Eastern Conference
    - SEA city council sleeps on this opportunity due to ongoing investigation of Key Arena remodel

    Post edited by (d-_-b) on
    - dB
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    Should have never let him go.. He was relishing in his role here
  • VestaxVestax Blends No. 27 Joined: Posts: 1,480
    (d-_-b) wrote: »
    Calling it.
    KD & BronBron ruined the league. Yawn..

    2018 WC Playoff Predictions

    1 GSW
    2 OKC
    3 HOU
    4 SAS
    5 LAC
    6 MIN
    7 POR
    8 NOP
    ---
    DEN
    MEM
    LAL
    UTA

    R1
    GSW > NOP | 4-0
    OKC > POR | 4-1
    HOU > MIN | 4-3
    SAS > LAC | 4-2

    R2
    GSW > SAS | 4-2
    OKC > HOU | 4-3

    R3
    GSW > OKC | 4-2

    =========

    2018 EC Playoff Predictions

    1 CLE
    2 BOS
    3 WSH
    4 TOR
    5 MIL
    6 ATL
    7 MIA
    8 CHA
    ---
    ORL
    DET
    CHI
    BKN

    R1
    CLE > CHA | 4-0
    BOS > MIA | 4-2
    WSH > ATL | 4-1
    TOR > MIL | 4-3

    R2
    CLE > TOR | 4-1
    BOS > WSH | 4-3

    R3
    CLE > BOS | 4-2

    ========

    2018 Finals Predictions

    CLE wins by chance/luck (tho not from 1-3 deficit)
    CLE > GSW | 4-3

    - OR -

    GSW takes it all by homecourt advantage
    GSW > CLE | 4-2

    ======

    Dumb predictions:

    - No sweeps outside of R1 this season
    - NOP/DEN/MEM will barely make/miss the playoffs (with +500 seasons)
    - 8th seed winner will get demolished by GSW
    - CLE will play hard all season or attempts to coast but still gets placed in 1 seed
    - BOS v. MIA will be the most exciting series to watch in the Eastern Conference
    - SAS will have a lackluster season but will return in full form the following season
    - OKC will narrowly escape HOU
    - GSW v. OKC will be an overhyped match up only to have GSW squash OKC
    - After GSW win over OKC KD becomes more villainous
    - PG13 will flee OKC afterwards or pretends to be a hero for another year
    - MIN fans will mysteriously appear from the mist
    - LAL will almost break 500 and finally return to the playoffs in the next 2 seasons
    - LAC will never make it past R2
    - ATL will continue to enter the playoffs only to remain AWOL during the postseason
    - If CLE wins, Bron stays in CLE for 1 or 2 more seasons (but leaves afterwards)
    - If GSW wins, Bron returns to MIA or leaves to some random EC wildcard
    - Dwight Howard gets traded to PHX
    - NBA will announce expansion to 32 teams for 2020-21 (25 years after last expansion)
    - LV wins a team & names it something dumb like the Las Vegas Vipers (colors will be black, white & rosegold)
    - MIN gets moved to the Eastern Conference
    - SEA city council sleeps on this opportunity due to ongoing investigation of Key Arena remodel

    Should've placed bets at EVO.
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  • FrostyAUFrostyAU Lynx in your sinks Joined: Posts: 7,790
    LeBron talking about bouncing to the Lakers after this year.
  • dn0sdn0s Joined: Posts: 523
    For real this time, or did ESPN go off a bad article again?
  • FrostyAUFrostyAU Lynx in your sinks Joined: Posts: 7,790
    dn0s wrote: »
    For real this time, or did ESPN go off a bad article again?

    His agent spoke to them for real.
  • kimterrankimterran THE SMILING Joined: Posts: 5,630
    edited July 19


    Well I can't imagine what our savior Pelinka is gonna say when LeBron does indeed go to the Lakers

    Also, Lakers are fucking back baby the fans are watching games again



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  • k4polok4polo Your Lethal Assassin Joined: Posts: 4,634
    There is no legit reason why my Hawks team will NOT win the NBA championship next season lol.
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  • FrostyAUFrostyAU Lynx in your sinks Joined: Posts: 7,790
    I'm excited for Houston. Should be exciting to watch at the very least.
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    I think the Rockets will probably drop down to 4th seed. Laughable that you would put OKC immediately at second though.
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  • FrostyAUFrostyAU Lynx in your sinks Joined: Posts: 7,790
    edited July 19
    I think the Rockets will probably drop down to 4th seed. Laughable that you would put OKC immediately at second though.

    I dunno man, if Harden plays at the same level and Chris Paul and him gel like they're discussing it might be like Klay/Steph.
  • jae hoonjae hoon Flames of Justice Joined: Posts: 12,447 ✭✭✭✭✭ OG
    Houston is the same as they were last year no better no worse, Memphis is slightly worse but can still end up in about the same spot. Portland if Nurkic is healthy is considerably better, OKC will be about the same as will San Antonio. Utah is out of the playoffs with Minnesota probably taking their spot.
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  • subt-Lsubt-L Cold Blooded Joined: Posts: 4,816 ✭✭✭✭✭ OG
    edited July 20
    kimterran wrote: »
    (d-_-b) wrote: »
    Calling it.
    KD & BronBron ruined the league. Yawn..

    2018 WC Playoff Predictions

    1 GSW
    2 OKC
    3 HOU
    4 SAS
    5 LAC
    6 MIN
    7 POR
    8 NOP
    ---
    DEN
    MEM
    LAL
    UTA

    R1
    GSW > NOP | 4-0
    OKC > POR | 4-1
    HOU > MIN | 4-3
    SAS > LAC | 4-2

    R2
    GSW > SAS | 4-2
    OKC > HOU | 4-3

    R3
    GSW > OKC | 4-2

    =========

    2018 EC Playoff Predictions

    1 CLE
    2 BOS
    3 WSH
    4 TOR
    5 MIL
    6 ATL
    7 MIA
    8 CHA
    ---
    ORL
    DET
    CHI
    BKN

    R1
    CLE > CHA | 4-0
    BOS > MIA | 4-2
    WSH > ATL | 4-1
    TOR > MIL | 4-3

    R2
    CLE > TOR | 4-1
    BOS > WSH | 4-3

    R3
    CLE > BOS | 4-2

    ========

    2018 Finals Predictions

    CLE wins by chance/luck (tho not from 1-3 deficit)
    CLE > GSW | 4-3

    - OR -

    GSW takes it all by homecourt advantage
    GSW > CLE | 4-2

    ======

    Dumb predictions:

    - No sweeps outside of R1 this season
    - NOP/DEN/MEM will barely make/miss the playoffs (with +500 seasons)
    - 8th seed winner will get demolished by GSW
    - CLE will play hard all season or attempts to coast but still gets placed in 1 seed
    - BOS v. MIA will be the most exciting series to watch in the Eastern Conference
    - SAS will have a lackluster season but will return in full form the following season
    - OKC will narrowly escape HOU
    - GSW v. OKC will be an overhyped match up only to have GSW squash OKC
    - After GSW win over OKC KD becomes more villainous
    - PG13 will flee OKC afterwards or pretends to be a hero for another year
    - MIN fans will mysteriously appear from the mist
    - LAL will almost break 500 and finally return to the playoffs in the next 2 seasons
    - LAC will never make it past R2
    - ATL will continue to enter the playoffs only to remain AWOL during the postseason
    - If CLE wins, Bron stays in CLE for 1 or 2 more seasons (but leaves afterwards)
    - If GSW wins, Bron returns to MIA or leaves to some random EC wildcard
    - Dwight Howard gets traded to PHX
    - NBA will announce expansion to 32 teams for 2020-21 (25 years after last expansion)
    - LV wins a team & names it something dumb like the Las Vegas Vipers (colors will be black, white & rosegold)
    - MIN gets moved to the Eastern Conference
    - SEA city council sleeps on this opportunity due to ongoing investigation of Key Arena remodel

    No Lakers in the playoffs. This prediction is wack.

    yeah, if lakers don't make it, that would make lavar a liar, which would be outrageous.
    O_o
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    Hoping every day that melo doesn't get traded but it's inevitable
  • FrostyAUFrostyAU Lynx in your sinks Joined: Posts: 7,790
    jae hoon wrote: »
    Houston is the same as they were last year no better no worse, Memphis is slightly worse but can still end up in about the same spot. Portland if Nurkic is healthy is considerably better, OKC will be about the same as will San Antonio. Utah is out of the playoffs with Minnesota probably taking their spot.

    Chris Paul should improve Houston. It's not traditional to run two point guards but Houston aren't really a traditional team, it's the same team that pulls up for 3s well behind the line and finds constant layups due to drawing defenders out of the paint.
  • kimterrankimterran THE SMILING Joined: Posts: 5,630
    edited July 20
    subt-L wrote: »
    kimterran wrote: »
    (d-_-b) wrote: »
    Calling it.
    KD & BronBron ruined the league. Yawn..

    2018 WC Playoff Predictions

    1 GSW
    2 OKC
    3 HOU
    4 SAS
    5 LAC
    6 MIN
    7 POR
    8 NOP
    ---
    DEN
    MEM
    LAL
    UTA

    R1
    GSW > NOP | 4-0
    OKC > POR | 4-1
    HOU > MIN | 4-3
    SAS > LAC | 4-2

    R2
    GSW > SAS | 4-2
    OKC > HOU | 4-3

    R3
    GSW > OKC | 4-2

    =========

    2018 EC Playoff Predictions

    1 CLE
    2 BOS
    3 WSH
    4 TOR
    5 MIL
    6 ATL
    7 MIA
    8 CHA
    ---
    ORL
    DET
    CHI
    BKN

    R1
    CLE > CHA | 4-0
    BOS > MIA | 4-2
    WSH > ATL | 4-1
    TOR > MIL | 4-3

    R2
    CLE > TOR | 4-1
    BOS > WSH | 4-3

    R3
    CLE > BOS | 4-2

    ========

    2018 Finals Predictions

    CLE wins by chance/luck (tho not from 1-3 deficit)
    CLE > GSW | 4-3

    - OR -

    GSW takes it all by homecourt advantage
    GSW > CLE | 4-2

    ======

    Dumb predictions:

    - No sweeps outside of R1 this season
    - NOP/DEN/MEM will barely make/miss the playoffs (with +500 seasons)
    - 8th seed winner will get demolished by GSW
    - CLE will play hard all season or attempts to coast but still gets placed in 1 seed
    - BOS v. MIA will be the most exciting series to watch in the Eastern Conference
    - SAS will have a lackluster season but will return in full form the following season
    - OKC will narrowly escape HOU
    - GSW v. OKC will be an overhyped match up only to have GSW squash OKC
    - After GSW win over OKC KD becomes more villainous
    - PG13 will flee OKC afterwards or pretends to be a hero for another year
    - MIN fans will mysteriously appear from the mist
    - LAL will almost break 500 and finally return to the playoffs in the next 2 seasons
    - LAC will never make it past R2
    - ATL will continue to enter the playoffs only to remain AWOL during the postseason
    - If CLE wins, Bron stays in CLE for 1 or 2 more seasons (but leaves afterwards)
    - If GSW wins, Bron returns to MIA or leaves to some random EC wildcard
    - Dwight Howard gets traded to PHX
    - NBA will announce expansion to 32 teams for 2020-21 (25 years after last expansion)
    - LV wins a team & names it something dumb like the Las Vegas Vipers (colors will be black, white & rosegold)
    - MIN gets moved to the Eastern Conference
    - SEA city council sleeps on this opportunity due to ongoing investigation of Key Arena remodel

    No Lakers in the playoffs. This prediction is wack.

    yeah, if lakers don't make it, that would make lavar a liar, which would be outrageous.

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    jae hoon wrote: »
    Houston is the same as they were last year no better no worse, Memphis is slightly worse but can still end up in about the same spot. Portland if Nurkic is healthy is considerably better, OKC will be about the same as will San Antonio. Utah is out of the playoffs with Minnesota probably taking their spot.

    You're gonna have to explain that.
  • just_primejust_prime Culture Reset Joined: Posts: 1,683
    lol @ DeMarre Carroll stirring things up lately. He's not wrong, but fans are not taking it well. And he definitely is not going to receive a video tribute when the Nets are in town. 107.gif

  • BadMojoBadMojo Joined: Posts: 2,550
    just_prime wrote: »
    lol @ DeMarre Carroll stirring things up lately. He's not wrong, but fans are not taking it well. And he definitely is not going to receive a video tribute when the Nets are in town. 107.gif

    I dunno what he said but I'm taking it perfectly fine. He's just acting emotional after seeing the assets the team had to give away in order to dump his contract. That'll burn anyone's ego.
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    Stephen Jackson said Carroll isnt good enough to have an opinion.

    Damn.
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