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    welcome Serge!! And thank you Masai!

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    Finally got a legit PF.. woohoo! The tax bill is going to be might big. Need to get out of Carroll's contract now.

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    Honestly, I'm going to miss Ross a lot...

    But this is a pretty good trade for us

    Powell time to step up
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    Quote S.R. wrote: View Post
    This was the cheapest possible price for a PF with a legit chance to impact the team (a clear upgrade from the guys already on the roster). Hopefully they re-sign him.

    Is it possible to re-sign all impending FA's this summer if the team is willing to go into the tax? Why does everyone assume PP is good as gone, that just depends on wanting to avoid luxury tax?
    Just signing one of Lowry, Ibaka or Patterson likely brings us into the tax. Might as well just sign them all and, worst case, trade later.
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    Ross was our best 3 point shooter. He was able to hit some tough 3s. I think our 3 point shooting suffers with this trade but maybe not as much as Im thinking.

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    what is orlando doing? They just became the Knicks lol

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    Love is out 6 weeks.. can we catch up?

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    I'm wondering though, is MLSE going to pay luxury tax for this team? Maybe Masai is getting ready to clear another contract.

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    Quote Jangles wrote: View Post
    Ross was our best 3 point shooter. He was able to hit some tough 3s. I think our 3 point shooting suffers with this trade but maybe not as much as Im thinking.
    You add a PF that shoots (someone will correct me) 36%ish and open up time for Powell who has shown he can shoot 3s and is a more consistent defender.

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    Quote Uncle_Si wrote: View Post
    what is orlando doing? They just became the Knicks lol
    Still better than nothing.

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    We filled a major hole, but also created a hole. Love the hustle Powell plays with but we need someone to come off the bench to create space.

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    Quote rocwell wrote: View Post
    I'm wondering though, is MLSE going to pay luxury tax for this team? Maybe Masai is getting ready to clear another contract.
    Yes, they will pay. And yes, Masai will look to clear money if he can improve the team at the same time.

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    I haven't watched any Orlando games but I loved Serge on the Thunder. There has been a lot of talk about his decline in the last few years. If he gives up 18/10 or anywhere close to that, Im changing my tune!

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    Quote rocwell wrote: View Post
    Still better than nothing.
    Werd. Horrific asset management.

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    Quote Alex91 wrote: View Post
    We filled a major hole, but also created a hole. Love the hustle Powell plays with but we need someone to come off the bench to create space.
    Yeah, I love Powell as much as the next person, but he just doesn't provide the same amount of space that Ross does/did.
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    Quote Just Is wrote: View Post
    Just signing one of Lowry, Ibaka or Patterson likely brings us into the tax. Might as well just sign them all and, worst case, trade later.
    If we trade Carroll for cap space, it essentially becomes a net neutral move cap wise. Carroll+Ross contracts are about $26M. Basically Ibaka's starting salary give or take a couple of million.

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    Ross > Powell from 3, especially deep 3s

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    Quote Uncle_Si wrote: View Post
    what is orlando doing? They just became the Knicks lol
    They weren't going to resign Ibaka so it's a decent trade for them. The initial trade for Ibaka is the questionable one.

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    Quote rocwell wrote: View Post
    I'm wondering though, is MLSE going to pay luxury tax for this team? Maybe Masai is getting ready to clear another contract.
    Earlier with Lieweke there were statements about being willing to pay the tax when the time came, if necessary to reach contender status.

    My guess would be the decisions this summer will depend on how the playoffs go.

    They are also developing some bigs, JV/Ibaka/PP/Bebe/Poeltl/Siakam is actually a lot moving forward, something will have to give there.

    Ideally I'd like to see them keep Ibaka and PP and use one or two of Siakam/Peoltl/Bebe as trade pieces.
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    Quote Uncle_Si wrote: View Post
    Werd. Horrific asset management.
    I agree. They gave wayy too much to acquire Ibaka.

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