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Re: The official 2016-2017 Brooklyn Nets season watch thread
« Reply #75 on: July 10, 2016, 05:37:26 PM »

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The Nets are trying their best to improve because we did not thank them for #3 this year.  If we did not thank them for such a beautiful gift why would they tank for us next season.

Re: The official 2016-2017 Brooklyn Nets season watch thread
« Reply #76 on: July 10, 2016, 05:47:27 PM »

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Gerald Green, Ray McCallum, JR Smith, Gary Neal, Beno Udrih, Dorell Wright, PJ Hairston, Rasuel Butler, James Anderson, Chase Budinger, Alonzo Gee, Mo Harkless, Terrance Jones, and Jared Sullinger all seem like possibilities.

Many of those guys have attitude problems, which would not fit Marks' new direction. Other guys are not good or are too injury prone. The only guys I'm worried about are the last three.

The Blazers probably can't keep Harkless with the big contract given to Crabbe, but their floor spacing would be terrible with him, RHJ, and Lopez.

Jones and Sullinger seem like good fits for their cap space, especially on a 1+1 deal. But I think both guys in that system would be about getting their own numbers to prove themselves for next off-season, not for the team.

Their cupboard is looking bare. Unless RHJ can get rid of the hitch in his jumpshot, or a recent prospect from Syracuse magically becomes a good NBA player, or Jeremy Lin learns to drive with his left hand and distribute, or Booker makes a Milsap-esque jump, or Lopez becomes the most dominate big in the NBA, or Lavert turns in Wade, or ...

Man I hope everything breaks perfectly for us again.
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Re: The official 2016-2017 Brooklyn Nets season watch thread
« Reply #77 on: July 10, 2016, 06:12:53 PM »

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Have the Heat matched Tyler Johnson's offer yet?

Re: The official 2016-2017 Brooklyn Nets season watch thread
« Reply #78 on: July 10, 2016, 06:16:28 PM »

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Have the Heat matched Tyler Johnson's offer yet?

The talk today was that they were going to, but they have until midnight to officially do it.

Re: The official 2016-2017 Brooklyn Nets season watch thread
« Reply #79 on: July 10, 2016, 06:31:14 PM »

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Losing out on Crabbe is a big blow. If they lose Johnson also, I'm feeling really good about this pick being top 3 again.
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Re: The official 2016-2017 Brooklyn Nets season watch thread
« Reply #80 on: July 10, 2016, 06:52:21 PM »

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lets hope they lose johnson too and that lopez gets sidelined all year and anyone on their team XD JUST ROT ALREADY AND GIVE US THE NUMBER 1 PICK FOR THE NEXT TWO YEARS!!! MUAHAHAHAHAH :)

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Re: The official 2016-2017 Brooklyn Nets season watch thread
« Reply #81 on: July 10, 2016, 07:00:04 PM »

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The Heat matched as well, outstanding news.
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Re: The official 2016-2017 Brooklyn Nets season watch thread
« Reply #82 on: July 10, 2016, 07:02:01 PM »

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The Heat matched as well, outstanding news.

Yep. I simply just cannot see this being any better than a bottom-three team with both Philly and LA improving significantly (from where they were at, that is).
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Re: The official 2016-2017 Brooklyn Nets season watch thread
« Reply #83 on: July 10, 2016, 07:27:27 PM »

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So, Josh Jackson or Harry Giles?

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« Reply #84 on: July 10, 2016, 07:29:37 PM »

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Re: The official 2016-2017 Brooklyn Nets season watch thread
« Reply #85 on: July 10, 2016, 07:34:37 PM »

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With Lopez healthy they are a bottom 5 team. If the injury bug returns to him, I envy the team that has that 2017 pick! :)

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« Reply #86 on: July 10, 2016, 07:50:08 PM »

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Re: The official 2016-2017 Brooklyn Nets season watch thread
« Reply #87 on: July 10, 2016, 07:54:20 PM »

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Does this mean we are not trading the 17 swap, or the 2018 Bkn pick?

Re: The official 2016-2017 Brooklyn Nets season watch thread
« Reply #88 on: July 10, 2016, 08:22:19 PM »

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Does this mean we are not trading the 17 swap, or the 2018 Bkn pick?

The other way to view this is that Brooklyn's 2017 pick might look to some teams as a top 5 lock.  Perhaps, if a team like Sacramento believes the Nets are going to be terrible, they may feel it is in their best interest to tank 2016-17 by 1st honoring Rudy Gay's trade request and then unloading DeMarcus Cousins to the C's for a package starting with the 2017 swap. 

Sac begins their new rebuild with 2 top 5 picks (own and Nets) in 2017, WCS and Scal -- and whoever else they can get from DA (Smart? Brown? Crowder? Rozier? 2018?).   

Re: The official 2016-2017 Brooklyn Nets season watch thread
« Reply #89 on: July 10, 2016, 08:23:00 PM »

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Does this mean we are not trading the 17 swap, or the 2018 Bkn pick?

With the way this offseason has turned out so far for the Nets, and the cost-controlled contracts of 1st rounders with the exploding salary cap (can/will this be renegotiated?), our 2017 swap and 2018 picks are incredibly valuable.  I doubt Ainge surrenders them in a trade without getting a high-caliber star in return.


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