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  • #91
    Scraptor wrote: View Post

    They've got $96 million tied up next year in Blake, Drummond, Reggie Jackson, Jon Leuer, and Langston Galloway. The rest of their roster takes them up to $117 million, and the cap is $109 million. Can't sign anyone, nobody wants to trade for their garbage, and you're probably not going to get a draft pick that moves the needle outside of the lottery.

    Blake has been great, but he's the piece you add when you've already laid down a foundation or cleared out space to build around him.
    Not sure if basketball players, or partner lawyers...

    Injured? Dead? Wish you were dead? Call Leuer & Galloway!
    It's Klaw Season. Time to hunt.

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    • #92
      Scraptor wrote: View Post

      They've got $96 million tied up next year in Blake, Drummond, Reggie Jackson, Jon Leuer, and Langston Galloway. The rest of their roster takes them up to $117 million, and the cap is $109 million. Can't sign anyone, nobody wants to trade for their garbage, and you're probably not going to get a draft pick that moves the needle outside of the lottery.

      Blake has been great, but he's the piece you add when you've already laid down a foundation or cleared out space to build around him.
      Have to say that Drummond was not a factor on either end as Giannis simply bullied his way through, around, over and under him all series. Lopez also helped himself out too at Drummond's expense.

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      • #93
        Zak24gege wrote: View Post

        Have to say that Drummond was not a factor on either end as Giannis simply bullied his way through, around, over and under him all series. Lopez also helped himself out too at Drummond's expense.
        Does anyone wanna talk about Giannis being on steroids? Or like baseball in 98, ignore it because he's so fun to watch?
        It's Klaw Season. Time to hunt.

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        • #94
          Scraptor wrote: View Post

          They've got $96 million tied up next year in Blake, Drummond, Reggie Jackson, Jon Leuer, and Langston Galloway. The rest of their roster takes them up to $117 million, and the cap is $109 million. Can't sign anyone, nobody wants to trade for their garbage, and you're probably not going to get a draft pick that moves the needle outside of the lottery.

          Blake has been great, but he's the piece you add when you've already laid down a foundation or cleared out space to build around him.

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          • #95
            But the issue is how do you put a good supporting cast around him when you're capped out with bad contracts?

            When LeBron went to LA they had massive cap space to build around him (which they squandered this year). They also had gathered a lot of young pieces to use as trade chips (which they should have cashed in last summer). Detroit has neither of those things.

            If you get the big star first without any kind of plan, you end up with exactly what happened this year: a first round sweep, no flexibility, and a crappy pick.

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            • #96
              Shredder wrote: View Post

              Kawhi made Simmons look silly in the couple games they played against each other this year. I think it was like 11 turnovers one game, 10 the next.

              IF we get to play the Sixers (don't want to jinx anything), I feel like it will be Harris, Butler and Reddick that will give us potential problems.

              Gasol will be able to defend a hobbled Joel (lets face it, he won't be healthy this playoff season)

              Kawhi has proven that he can slow down Ben.

              Butler will be guarded by probably Danny, Redick - Lowry, Harris vs Siakam.

              Obviously Ben and Joel will contribute, but I could see Butler, Redick or Harris going off for a game and keeping things tight.

              Boban scares me too, we have no-one that size. He doesn't play a huge role for them, but he could be trouble.

              I feel like if our bench starts clicking, that's where we can expose them. I like this match-up and looking forward to POSSIBLY watching it.

              Let's put this series to bed and get some rest and reload against another opponent.
              Boban has been a monster on the offensive boards and has taken advantage of a smaller Nets team. Mike Scott can knock down 3's. Our defence should generate live ball turnovers we can turn into fast beak opportunities. It should be a fiesty affair and the difference will be Kawhi, the best player on either team.

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              • #97
                KeonClark wrote: View Post

                Does anyone wanna talk about Giannis being on steroids? Or like baseball in 98, ignore it because he's so fun to watch?
                Funny, I had the same thought while I was remembering how Giannis pushed Drummond around to get position under the basket???

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                • #98
                  KeonClark wrote: View Post

                  Does anyone wanna talk about Giannis being on steroids? Or like baseball in 98, ignore it because he's so fun to watch?
                  Why does he keep skipping leg day?

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                  • #99
                    Nilanka wrote: View Post

                    Why does he keep skipping leg day?

                    I dunno why he skips leg day, but his head is changing shape too like Barry Bonds' did. Nobody really cares but I think its unfair. He never learned to shoot so he's gonna be a super mobile Shaq instead

                    It's Klaw Season. Time to hunt.

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                    • KeonClark wrote: View Post

                      I dunno why he skips leg day, but his head is changing shape too like Barry Bonds' did. Nobody really cares but I think its unfair. He never learned to shoot so he's gonna be a super mobile Shaq instead

                      His lean muscle mass is pretty incredible especially considering his body composition only three years ago. Unfortuntatley I would have to agree with you. We'll have to watch for his ears to get way bigger in the coming years.

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                        • KeonClark wrote: View Post

                          Does anyone wanna talk about Giannis being on steroids? Or like baseball in 98, ignore it because he's so fun to watch?
                          As much as I would like to play along, I'm assuming you don't actually think hes using. Obviously I could be wrong but it just doesn't seem like hes that type of guy.

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                          • An awkard question here:
                            Right now, Who is better, Kawahi or Giannis ?

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                            • KeonClark wrote: View Post

                              I dunno why he skips leg day, but his head is changing shape too like Barry Bonds' did. Nobody really cares but I think its unfair. He never learned to shoot so he's gonna be a super mobile Shaq instead

                              The dude is still only 24, how old was he in the first picture, 21?
                              His arms are still pretty jacked in that pic and he's still growing and working out. If anything, it looks more like evidence that he's NOT roiding.I'd bet there are hundreds of NBA roiders before I'd believe he is. How often are NBA players randomly tested like NHL/NFL and MLB?
                              Last edited by G__Deane; Tue Apr 23rd, 2019, 06:53 PM.

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                              • RaptorsVictim wrote: View Post
                                An awkard question here:
                                Right now, Who is better, Kawahi or Giannis ?
                                They're different players and it depends on how you define "better".
                                -Giannis better
                                -Kawhi more complete player
                                Both impactful in different ways.

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