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Re: Woj Bomb: Melo to OKC
« Reply #30 on: September 23, 2017, 02:06:07 PM »

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Give Presti and Co. credit. They've acquired two star players - one firmly in his prime - to pair with a reigning MVP in exchange for Victor Oladipo, Enes Kanter, Domantis Sabonis, Doug McDermott, and a Chicago 2nd rounder.
one year rental of both.  Gutted bench

Re: Woj Bomb: Melo to OKC
« Reply #31 on: September 23, 2017, 02:06:51 PM »

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Melo
Roberson
PG13
RW

Not bad. 

Re: Woj Bomb: Melo to OKC
« Reply #32 on: September 23, 2017, 02:07:27 PM »

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The Knicks are bad but much more fun now.


Ntilikina, Hardaway, McDermott, Porzingis, Kanter

I'd watch that lineup run Hornacek's PHX offense.
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Re: Woj Bomb: Melo to OKC
« Reply #33 on: September 23, 2017, 02:07:58 PM »

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Give Presti and Co. credit. They've acquired two star players - one firmly in his prime - to pair with a reigning MVP in exchange for Victor Oladipo, Enes Kanter, Domantis Sabonis, Doug McDermott, and a Chicago 2nd rounder.
one year rental of both.  Gutted bench

Not really

As long as one or two of melo , pg13, rw are on the court at all times...

Re: Woj Bomb: Melo to OKC
« Reply #34 on: September 23, 2017, 02:08:23 PM »

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Man this Ringer tweet on the East vs West just gets more and more true:

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That tweet is amazing.
Agreed. TP to bdm for posting it

Re: Woj Bomb: Melo to OKC
« Reply #35 on: September 23, 2017, 02:11:17 PM »

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So...if Melo and PG stay in OKC with Westbrook, does Lebron still want to go to the Western Conference next season?

Re: Woj Bomb: Melo to OKC
« Reply #36 on: September 23, 2017, 02:19:37 PM »

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Wooowwww. I think they're the second best team in the West if they gel together well, and I could see them giving GS all they can handle.

That Irving trade is just getting better and better for us, huh? That's now like 7 legit teams that will challenge Brooklyn for worst in the NBA - Brooklyn, Chicago, Indy, Atlanta, New York, LAL, Sacramento, and Phoenix.

I can't.  The 2015-16 Thunder did, but that was a better Thunder team playing against a worse Warriors team.

Durant+Ibaka>George+Melo, and Barnes<<<Durant
Barnes?  ???

He was the starting SF for the 2015-16 Warriors, Durant is the starting SF for the 2017-18 Warriors
I'm bitter.

Re: Woj Bomb: Melo to OKC
« Reply #37 on: September 23, 2017, 02:20:15 PM »

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Give Presti and Co. credit. They've acquired two star players - one firmly in his prime - to pair with a reigning MVP in exchange for Victor Oladipo, Enes Kanter, Domantis Sabonis, Doug McDermott, and a Chicago 2nd rounder.
one year rental of both.  Gutted bench

What bench?

Re: Woj Bomb: Melo to OKC
« Reply #38 on: September 23, 2017, 02:22:22 PM »

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Give Presti and Co. credit. They've acquired two star players - one firmly in his prime - to pair with a reigning MVP in exchange for Victor Oladipo, Enes Kanter, Domantis Sabonis, Doug McDermott, and a Chicago 2nd rounder.
one year rental of both.  Gutted bench

Melo's not opting out of $27m next season, so they've got him for 2 years. And if this team goes far - say the conference finals - does PG really walk away to the Lakers? Maybe he does, but OKC actually being good will make it tough.

As far as the bench, Patrick Paterson is an underrated piece. Raymond Felton has shown himself to be a capable guard off the bench. They kept Alex Abrines and Terrence Ferguson out of this deal. They'll need some type of development from Jerami Grant, but you can stagger the minutes of the starters and make the bench more than functional.
Thank you, Isaiah!!!

Re: Woj Bomb: Melo to OKC
« Reply #39 on: September 23, 2017, 02:25:45 PM »

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So...if Melo and PG stay in OKC with Westbrook, does Lebron still want to go to the Western Conference next season?

Naw

I predict Lebron will retire after next season

He showed me last season he is content with what he has done/accomplished

After next season the Cavs are going to trade Love etc for the purpose to rebuild

Lebron either becomes the new president of basketball operations or something left field and joins the Clippers as the new president.

His playing days in the league will soon be over.

Re: Woj Bomb: Melo to OKC
« Reply #40 on: September 23, 2017, 02:29:34 PM »

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When the Knicks play a lineup of Kanter, Noah, O'Quinn, Porzingis and Hernangomez will it be the tallest ever?

Re: Woj Bomb: Melo to OKC
« Reply #41 on: September 23, 2017, 02:30:36 PM »

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27 active players have made multiple All-NBA teams. 22 play in the West, 4 in the East, and one is a free agent.
10:59 AM - 23 Sep 2017

On the plus side, only 5 active players have made the All-NBA team 8 or more times, and 3 are in the East.  So the East has that going for it, which is nice.

Link.

1   LeBron James   2005   2017   TOT   NBA   13
2   Dirk Nowitzki   2001   2012   DAL   NBA   12
3   Dwight Howard   2007   2014   TOT   NBA   8
4   Chris Paul   2008   2016   TOT   NBA   8
5   Dwyane Wade   2005   2013   MIA   NBA   8
6   Kevin Durant   2010   2017   TOT   NBA   7
7   Carmelo Anthony   2006   2013   TOT   NBA   6
8   Russell Westbrook   2011   2017   OKC   NBA   6
9   LaMarcus Aldridge   2011   2016   TOT   NBA   4
10   Stephen Curry   2014   2017   GSW   NBA   4
11   Pau Gasol   2009   2015   TOT   NBA   4
12   Blake Griffin   2012   2015   LAC   NBA   4
13   James Harden   2013   2017   HOU   NBA   4
14   Tony Parker   2009   2014   SAS   NBA   4

15   Paul Pierce   2002   2009   BOS   NBA   4
16   Paul George   2013   2016   IND   NBA   3
17   DeAndre Jordan   2015   2017   LAC   NBA   3
18   Vince Carter   2000   2001   TOR   NBA   2
19   DeMarcus Cousins   2015   2016   SAC   NBA   2
20   Anthony Davis   2015   2017   NOP   NBA   2
21   Marc Gasol   2013   2015   MEM   NBA   2
22   Manu Ginobili   2008   2011   SAS   NBA   2
23   Draymond Green   2016   2017   GSW   NBA   2
24   Kawhi Leonard   2016   2017   SAS   NBA   2
25   Damian Lillard   2014   2016   POR   NBA   2

26   Kevin Love   2012   2014   MIN   NBA   2
27   Klay Thompson   2015   2016   GSW   NBA   2
28   Deron Williams   2008   2010   UTA   NBA   2
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Re: Woj Bomb: Melo to OKC
« Reply #42 on: September 23, 2017, 02:31:33 PM »

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So...if Melo and PG stay in OKC with Westbrook, does Lebron still want to go to the Western Conference next season?

Naw

I predict Lebron will retire after next season

He showed me last season he is content with what he has done/accomplished

After next season the Cavs are going to trade Love etc for the purpose to rebuild

Lebron either becomes the new president of basketball operations or something left field and joins the Clippers as the new president.

His playing days in the league will soon be over.
Can't disagree with this more. Lebron is going to be around until late in his 30's. He still has about $150+ million to earn and he is still in amazing physical condition.

Don't know where he will play as Cleveland is looking less and less likely to keep him, but Lebron will be around a while.

Re: Woj Bomb: Melo to OKC
« Reply #43 on: September 23, 2017, 02:41:33 PM »

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So...if Melo and PG stay in OKC with Westbrook, does Lebron still want to go to the Western Conference next season?

Naw

I predict Lebron will retire after next season

He showed me last season he is content with what he has done/accomplished

After next season the Cavs are going to trade Love etc for the purpose to rebuild

Lebron either becomes the new president of basketball operations or something left field and joins the Clippers as the new president.

His playing days in the league will soon be over.
Can't disagree with this more. Lebron is going to be around until late in his 30's. He still has about $150+ million to earn and he is still in amazing physical condition.

Don't know where he will play as Cleveland is looking less and less likely to keep him, but Lebron will be around a while.

But why? He has many of the top records already

Yes he could win more championships but winning 3 is good enough

He can make his money in other ways. He is already filthy rich.  And you think he wants to keep moving around?  He knows what he did to cleveland can only happen once

He is not going to the lakers and play with ball or deal with a pain like Lavar either

And he is not going to keep playing with this cavs roster to hit the wall in the finals. I predict he will retire either after this season or next and abruptly

Re: Woj Bomb: Melo to OKC
« Reply #44 on: September 23, 2017, 02:42:26 PM »

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Give Presti and Co. credit. They've acquired two star players - one firmly in his prime - to pair with a reigning MVP in exchange for Victor Oladipo, Enes Kanter, Domantis Sabonis, Doug McDermott, and a Chicago 2nd rounder.
one year rental of both.  Gutted bench

Good point; there's Patrick Patterson followed by Nick Collison, Raymond Felton, and a lot of uncertainty. An opportunity for Josh Huestis, if he can take it.