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Author Topic: 2023-24 NBA Thread  (Read 9583 times)

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Re: 2023-24 NBA Thread
« Reply #50 on: July 01, 2023, 01:08:52 PM »
It's been asked before, but after the past 2 days, I have to ask once again: what the hell are the Bulls doing?

Does the GM realize the Bulls were incredibly lucky to finish 40-42? They had a very healthy team last year. They are setting up to win about 30-35 games this year.

I can only hope, as a Bulls fan, that the GM is paying chess while the rest of the NBA is playing checkers.

Is the strategy to get tradable assets under contract? Their is zero chance the front office thinks they can compete for the playoffs, so what is the plan?


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« Reply #51 on: July 01, 2023, 01:22:24 PM »
Dame to the Heat? Time will tell.

Makes sense now that Riley let Strus and Vincent get awau, and moved the Dipo contract off the books. Gotta make room.

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« Reply #52 on: July 01, 2023, 01:46:01 PM »
Brook got the BAG!
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« Reply #53 on: July 01, 2023, 01:47:05 PM »
Brook got the BAG!

Mannnn he sure did.

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« Reply #54 on: July 01, 2023, 02:05:27 PM »
Brook got the BAG!

Brook got paid big Bucks?

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Re: 2023-24 NBA Thread
« Reply #55 on: July 01, 2023, 02:11:32 PM »
Brook got paid big Bucks?

Yes, 2/$48M

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« Reply #56 on: July 01, 2023, 02:44:45 PM »
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« Reply #57 on: July 01, 2023, 03:25:01 PM »
Yes, 2/$48M

Very good news for the Bucks and MU. 

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Re: 2023-24 NBA Thread
« Reply #58 on: July 01, 2023, 03:27:46 PM »
Rumors that LaMelo Ball was looking to escape Charlotte for his native L.A. apparently were just that. The Charlotte Observer is reporting that Ball and the Hornets have agree d to a 5-year max contract extension that could pay him as much as $260 million.

LaMelo is a hell of an offensive player. He's one of the more gifted and creative ballhandler/passers in the world, and his 3-point shot has been much better than I thought it would be given how weird it looks.

Now if he can just stay healthy, and if the Hornets can actually build a team around him.
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« Reply #59 on: July 01, 2023, 03:30:55 PM »
Rumors that LaMelo Ball was looking to escape Charlotte for his native L.A. apparently were just that. The Charlotte Observer is reporting that Ball and the Hornets have agree d to a 5-year max contract extension that could pay him as much as $260 million.

LaMelo is a hell of an offensive player. He's one of the more gifted and creative ballhandler/passers in the world, and his 3-point shot has been much better than I thought it would be given how weird it looks.

Now if he can just stay healthy, and if the Hornets can actually build a team around him.

If he wants to be in LA he’ll get there. Just with more money than had he signed there as a free agent.
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Re: 2023-24 NBA Thread
« Reply #60 on: July 01, 2023, 03:34:59 PM »
Rumors that LaMelo Ball was looking to escape Charlotte for his native L.A. apparently were just that. The Charlotte Observer is reporting that Ball and the Hornets have agree d to a 5-year max contract extension that could pay him as much as $260 million.

LaMelo is a hell of an offensive player. He's one of the more gifted and creative ballhandler/passers in the world, and his 3-point shot has been much better than I thought it would be given how weird it looks.

Now if he can just stay healthy, and if the Hornets can actually build a team around him.

He clearly a tremendous offensive player but that team is a ways from being formidable. 

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« Reply #61 on: July 01, 2023, 03:41:20 PM »
Can the Bucks move Allen and a few others for another weapon?

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« Reply #62 on: July 01, 2023, 03:42:02 PM »
If he wants to be in LA he’ll get there. Just with more money than had he signed there as a free agent.

Sure, anyone can be traded or force a trade. I'd rather have him signed than not, though. He can't just leave as a free agent in 2 years with the Hornets getting nada, as happened with pretty much every other star the franchise has had.
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« Reply #63 on: July 01, 2023, 04:07:12 PM »
Jae back on a 1 year deal.
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« Reply #64 on: July 01, 2023, 04:14:39 PM »
Jae back on a 1 year deal.

Great to hear, I hope he recovers from whatever dogged him this year

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« Reply #65 on: July 01, 2023, 06:48:53 PM »
Can the Bucks move Allen and a few others for another weapon?

100% agree Muggs.  He’s been a major playoff choker.  He should draw interest with his age, modest production, and just one year left on his contract.  Really hope they can upgrade from him. 

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« Reply #66 on: July 01, 2023, 06:53:22 PM »
Jae back on a 1 year deal.

Hopefully it was lot of rust that dogged him and part Budenholzer and he not meshing.  They did invest 5 future picks to get him, so can see why they’re hoping to reap some return on the investment still.

If it’s still not working, he probably won’t last the season.

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« Reply #67 on: July 01, 2023, 10:42:46 PM »
100% agree Muggs.  He’s been a major playoff choker.  He should draw interest with his age, modest production, and just one year left on his contract.  Really hope they can upgrade from him.

I think they need to get younger Hutch.  I'm happy their core is back but their other pieces need an upgrade.  Allen has been pretty much a disaster in big playoff games.  Get a young gun who as the 5th option can do damage in wide open space and defend multiple spots.  The question is who's available and does anyone want Allen or Connaughton?

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« Reply #68 on: July 02, 2023, 08:48:12 AM »
Lillard wants to go to Miami and the Heat desperately want him.

Now all the Heat needs to do is find some sap willing to take Herro off their hands.
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« Reply #69 on: July 02, 2023, 08:57:14 AM »
Lillard wants to go to Miami and the Heat desperately want him.

Now all the Heat needs to do is find some sap willing to take Herro off their hands.

He’s a heckuva player
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« Reply #70 on: July 02, 2023, 08:59:20 AM »
Lillard wants to go to Miami and the Heat desperately want him.

Now all the Heat needs to do is find some sap willing to take Herro off their hands.

Portland would be making a big mistake if they don't get Bam in the deal.  Especially if Philly would part with Maxey.

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« Reply #71 on: July 02, 2023, 09:15:48 AM »
Portland would be making a big mistake if they don't get Bam in the deal.  Especially if Philly would part with Maxey.

Don't be surprised when Pat Riley fleeces Portland.

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« Reply #72 on: July 02, 2023, 10:17:21 AM »
I suspect he resigns at a lower salary for next year so that Lopez can be resigned. That's my hope at least.

I'm so glad that actually happened and Crowder for 1 more year!
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« Reply #73 on: July 02, 2023, 10:29:24 AM »
Not sure if he can veto it, but Lowry has a $30 million expiring contract. You package that with Bam for Lillard and Josef Nurick and you at least have the start of a deal. You may need to throw Caleb Martin in too.
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« Reply #74 on: July 02, 2023, 10:43:05 AM »
Very hard to see Riley and Spoelstra giving up Bam IMHO - as he’s almost the perfect kind of “Heat Culture” player. But I’ve been amazed at some of the deals that have been made, so who knows.
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