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Re: Brooklyn Nets 2017-2018 season watch thread
« Reply #195 on: August 02, 2017, 02:03:12 PM »

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Re: Brooklyn Nets 2017-2018 season watch thread
« Reply #197 on: August 03, 2017, 11:53:48 PM »

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http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/20221667/zach-lowe-brooklyn-nets-dangelo-russell-sean-marks-nba
this was a great read. Anyone interested in the nets and how they've sunk and what they've done should read. Well written article

Re: Brooklyn Nets 2017-2018 season watch thread
« Reply #198 on: August 07, 2017, 01:17:51 AM »

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Re: Brooklyn Nets 2017-2018 season watch thread
« Reply #199 on: August 07, 2017, 01:45:51 AM »

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The DLO trade will be a gem to us, aside from removing Lopez DLO clashes with Lin, who is their engine and them clashing probably makes the Nets a dysfunctional team to add on them being crap. I expect to bottom 3 finish for them this year.

Re: Brooklyn Nets 2017-2018 season watch thread
« Reply #200 on: August 07, 2017, 12:05:58 PM »

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The DLO trade will be a gem to us, aside from removing Lopez DLO clashes with Lin, who is their engine and them clashing probably makes the Nets a dysfunctional team to add on them being crap. I expect to bottom 3 finish for them this year.

Lin has quite a nice contract, you have to think he may be moved to a playoff team at the deadline, someone looking for a decent back up point guard. That's only going to make the Nets worse as well.

https://valleyofthesuns.com/2017/08/06/the-suns-will-win-more-than-30-games-this-season/

The Suns have to be better than the Lakers, I don't know how someone can look at the roster and not see that. It's fairly clear that the 3 worst teams in the West are the Lakers, Suns and Kings. I could quite easily see the Lakers finishing at the bottom of those 3.

Re: Brooklyn Nets 2017-2018 season watch thread
« Reply #201 on: August 07, 2017, 12:16:14 PM »

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The DLO trade will be a gem to us, aside from removing Lopez DLO clashes with Lin, who is their engine and them clashing probably makes the Nets a dysfunctional team to add on them being crap. I expect to bottom 3 finish for them this year.

Lin has quite a nice contract, you have to think he may be moved to a playoff team at the deadline, someone looking for a decent back up point guard. That's only going to make the Nets worse as well.

https://valleyofthesuns.com/2017/08/06/the-suns-will-win-more-than-30-games-this-season/

The Suns have to be better than the Lakers, I don't know how someone can look at the roster and not see that. It's fairly clear that the 3 worst teams in the West are the Lakers, Suns and Kings. I could quite easily see the Lakers finishing at the bottom of those 3.

Lin's contract is not a good one at all.  $12 million this year with a 10% trade kicker, and a player
option at $12.5 million for next year is an awful lot for a player who's no better than backup material on good teams.  If it were a true expiring, I could see a team biting, but that's a lot of potential payroll to take on for next summer, and Lin presumably is smart enough to see how the market tanked for non-stars this summer, and thus could be expected to opt in.

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« Reply #202 on: August 07, 2017, 01:18:02 PM »

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I can see Lin and Russell having chemistry problems. Both need the ball to be most effective.

Re: Brooklyn Nets 2017-2018 season watch thread
« Reply #203 on: August 08, 2017, 07:07:09 AM »

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The DLO trade will be a gem to us, aside from removing Lopez DLO clashes with Lin, who is their engine and them clashing probably makes the Nets a dysfunctional team to add on them being crap. I expect to bottom 3 finish for them this year.

Lin has quite a nice contract, you have to think he may be moved to a playoff team at the deadline, someone looking for a decent back up point guard. That's only going to make the Nets worse as well.

https://valleyofthesuns.com/2017/08/06/the-suns-will-win-more-than-30-games-this-season/

The Suns have to be better than the Lakers, I don't know how someone can look at the roster and not see that. It's fairly clear that the 3 worst teams in the West are the Lakers, Suns and Kings. I could quite easily see the Lakers finishing at the bottom of those 3.

Lin's contract is not a good one at all.  $12 million this year with a 10% trade kicker, and a player
option at $12.5 million for next year is an awful lot for a player who's no better than backup material on good teams.  If it were a true expiring, I could see a team biting, but that's a lot of potential payroll to take on for next summer, and Lin presumably is smart enough to see how the market tanked for non-stars this summer, and thus could be expected to opt in.
Oh wow I got that completely wrong! For some reason I thought he was $6m for the next two years, weird. Well that obviously makes moving him difficult.

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« Reply #204 on: August 18, 2017, 12:12:12 AM »

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Re: Brooklyn Nets 2017-2018 season watch thread
« Reply #205 on: August 18, 2017, 12:27:14 AM »

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Nets have the 7th most difficult strength of schedule this season

Re: Brooklyn Nets 2017-2018 season watch thread
« Reply #206 on: August 18, 2017, 05:53:01 AM »

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https://www.netsdaily.com/2017/8/18/16166176/caris-levert-playoffs-really-realistic-joe-harris-nets-going-in-right-direction

Levert and Harris talking about the upcoming season. Levert references them being a top 7 team in the East when all their guys were available, anyone got any knowledge on that? I would find that very, very hard to believe.

He tries to downplay losing Lopez but he was a threat inside and out last year, that isn't going to be easy to replace.

Re: Brooklyn Nets 2017-2018 season watch thread
« Reply #207 on: August 18, 2017, 07:00:55 AM »

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https://www.netsdaily.com/2017/8/18/16166176/caris-levert-playoffs-really-realistic-joe-harris-nets-going-in-right-direction

Levert and Harris talking about the upcoming season. Levert references them being a top 7 team in the East when all their guys were available, anyone got any knowledge on that? I would find that very, very hard to believe.

He tries to downplay losing Lopez but he was a threat inside and out last year, that isn't going to be easy to replace.
They aren't even going to sniff a starter place so they're irrelevant. Bottom 3 team guaranteed.

Re: Brooklyn Nets 2017-2018 season watch thread
« Reply #208 on: August 21, 2017, 01:17:04 PM »

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In regard to Russell, Levert said,
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“He wants to win more than people give him credit for. I know he has a lot of people to prove wrong. I know he will prove a lot of people wrong.”

Here's a good rule of thumb: Anytime you have to reassure fans that a particular player wants to win, you can be pretty [dang] sure that the player in question just doesn't care.

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Tickets for the 2017-18 season for sale at face value! Thread here: http://forums.celticsblog.com/index.php?topic=93612.0

Re: Brooklyn Nets 2017-2018 season watch thread
« Reply #209 on: August 21, 2017, 01:21:02 PM »

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https://www.netsdaily.com/2017/8/18/16166176/caris-levert-playoffs-really-realistic-joe-harris-nets-going-in-right-direction

Levert and Harris talking about the upcoming season. Levert references them being a top 7 team in the East when all their guys were available, anyone got any knowledge on that? I would find that very, very hard to believe.

He tries to downplay losing Lopez but he was a threat inside and out last year, that isn't going to be easy to replace.

Fwahahaha. Yeah, they were also undefeated on nights when they outscored their opponent!
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