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  • Puffer
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    GOLDBLUM wrote: View Post

    The Great One posted a fantastic podcast interview with Kyle the other day on Vince carter's podcast, in which Kyle was talking about how he believes players can now push their bodies so much further than ever before... He was talking about the lengths he goes to take care of himself. He sleeps in a hyperbaric chamber for one thing, and was referencing how players like Lebron, Chris Paul... Tom Brady, are looking to redefine what an athlete's timelines might be. I'm cautiously hopeful that Kyle's got more left in the tank than any of us might imagine. Yes, he plays a tough game, and that's gonna take its toll. He also plays one of the smartest games I've ever seen, and has more heart than anybody... and I'm hopeful that'll keep him going for a while yet.
    Thanks for reminding me about that podcast. I forgot to listen to it.

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  • GOLDBLUM
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    KeonClark wrote: View Post
    Happy birthday to the goat who turns 34 today. Shame he was robbed of an exciting playoff run this year. His window is closing but he was having a fantastic all star campaign
    The Great One posted a fantastic podcast interview with Kyle the other day on Vince carter's podcast, in which Kyle was talking about how he believes players can now push their bodies so much further than ever before... He was talking about the lengths he goes to take care of himself. He sleeps in a hyperbaric chamber for one thing, and was referencing how players like Lebron, Chris Paul... Tom Brady, are looking to redefine what an athlete's timelines might be. I'm cautiously hopeful that Kyle's got more left in the tank than any of us might imagine. Yes, he plays a tough game, and that's gonna take its toll. He also plays one of the smartest games I've ever seen, and has more heart than anybody... and I'm hopeful that'll keep him going for a while yet.

    Definitely disappointing to see this time wasted though while he's really still in the prime of his abilities.

    What an unbelievable gift this guy has been to the Raptors faithful. We'll never be able to thank him enough.

    Here's wishing him many unexpected gifts today - and in the days and weeks ahead.

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY KYLE

    YOU DA REAL MVP.

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  • KeonClark
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    Happy birthday to the goat who turns 34 today. Shame he was robbed of an exciting playoff run this year. His window is closing but he was having a fantastic all star campaign

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  • G__Deane
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    golden wrote: View Post
    How did we miss this?


    I saw it. It was on the news here. Kinda ridiculous ....maybe needed more today for some levity

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  • golden
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    How did we miss this?



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  • G__Deane
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    The Great One wrote: View Post

    Kyle: Vince should be the first jersey up there.
    Today's players are yesterday's fanboys, no surprise. Vince didn't quit on Kyle lol

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  • The Great One
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    The Great One wrote: View Post
    Kyle: Vince should be the first jersey up there.

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  • The Great One
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    Kyle Lowry on becoming a champion.

    https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcas...=1000465150067

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  • golden
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    planetmars wrote: View Post
    ESPN has an article up about a doomsday provision that they have in their contracts with players:
    https://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/...n-memo-players

    Essentially they have a provision already there that in the case of some event that could cancel an entire season, the owners would not have to pay back the players what they are still owed.

    For the players sake, let's hope it doesn't come to that.. but the owners have covered their asses.
    It’s a fair deal. The owners and players split basketball revenues... close to 50-50. It’s basically a partnership, except the players assume zero capital investment risk or business liability risk. It’s only degrees of upside for them. If there are no basketball revenues, then it makes perfect sense that both sides should bear the brunt. Also keep in mind that the players can still get all of their endorsement money which, in the case of elite players, can outweigh their salaries. All in all, the players have a fantastic business arrangement.... absolutely fantastic. No need to feel sorry for them.

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  • planetmars
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    ESPN has an article up about a doomsday provision that they have in their contracts with players:
    https://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/...n-memo-players

    Essentially they have a provision already there that in the case of some event that could cancel an entire season, the owners would not have to pay back the players what they are still owed.

    For the players sake, let's hope it doesn't come to that.. but the owners have covered their asses.

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  • 007
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    bertarapsfan wrote: View Post
    Speaking of contracts is the league going to be in some sort of limbo with this years class of F.As? I wonder if the wording in contracts say that they expire at the end of the season of if they expire July 1st? If they extend the season into August what will happen to guys that are technically free agents?
    There is no precedent for what is happening/what will happen NBA-speaking. I imagine the league and the NBAPA will be constantly negotiating throughout however long this crisis lasts

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  • DanH
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    bertarapsfan wrote: View Post
    Speaking of contracts is the league going to be in some sort of limbo with this years class of F.As? I wonder if the wording in contracts say that they expire at the end of the season of if they expire July 1st? If they extend the season into August what will happen to guys that are technically free agents?
    Technically, NBA contracts are worded as years of service starting September 1st, for some reason. The expiry in June is based on the league calendar. The league can move the calendar with buy-in from the NBAPA, which is clearly the current plan.

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  • bertarapsfan
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    Speaking of contracts is the league going to be in some sort of limbo with this years class of F.As? I wonder if the wording in contracts say that they expire at the end of the season of if they expire July 1st? If they extend the season into August what will happen to guys that are technically free agents?

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  • golden
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    DanH wrote: View Post

    And all of that could happen and then Masai and Nurse could both re-up via extensions a week after the earliest opportunity, or next December, or two weeks before free agency. To say that we will have any really bad signs re: Masai leaving because of no extensions for him and Nurse as of one week into this offseason is silly.

    Now, they absolutely should lock them up. But both Nurse and Masai may not want to be dealing with that in July when the team is doing work anyway. Sometime in the offseason would be nice. If Masai is busy over the summer overseas, sometime in the fall would be absolutely fine. Same goes for winter and spring. You are of course free to panic in the summer if you please, it just seems silly to me.
    Not 2 weeks into the off-season (don't twist it), but the extension should happen 'during' the off-season and as early as possible before the beginning of next season. Spoelstra got his long extension during the pre-season, IIRC and Lowry got his big 1-year deal around the same time. These type of things shouldn't drag into next year's regular season. Having to recruit players to Toronto, Masai knows this better than anybody. He made it a point to shutdown the Wizards rumors when they were negotiating with Kawhi. If Masai isn't locked up heading into next season, that's an ominous sign. And if he's not busting his ass to get Nurse extended, ala Spoestra, that's an even worse sign. Time will tell.


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  • DanH
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    golden wrote: View Post

    It's crystal clear. If Giannis doesn't sign the supermax, then 2020-21 should be a year-long underground tampering recruiting program, just like the Clippers did with Kawhi. And Nurse should absolutely be extended for at least 5 years before the start of next season, just like Spoelstra was. How the heck are you going to tell Giannis to commit to your team during the recruiting year, if Nurse and Masai aren't committed? And Masai not getting Nurse locked up long-term at the earliest opportunity would be a really bad sign
    And all of that could happen and then Masai and Nurse could both re-up via extensions a week after the earliest opportunity, or next December, or two weeks before free agency. To say that we will have any really bad signs re: Masai leaving because of no extensions for him and Nurse as of one week into this offseason is silly.

    Now, they absolutely should lock them up. But both Nurse and Masai may not want to be dealing with that in July when the team is doing work anyway. Sometime in the offseason would be nice. If Masai is busy over the summer overseas, sometime in the fall would be absolutely fine. Same goes for winter and spring. You are of course free to panic in the summer if you please, it just seems silly to me.

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