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Game #29: Raptors (21-7) @ Clippers (16-9); Tuesday, Dec 11th, at 1030pm on SN1

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  • JimiCliff
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    KeonClark wrote: View Post
    OK so just have open season on player recruitment year round while they're playing for small market teams?
    Absolutely. It's not like when July 1 rolls around, a light bulb goes off in a dude's head and he's like OMG I'VE BEEN PLAYING FOR A SMALL MARKET TEAM THIS WHOLE TIME!?!?!?! Everyone knows what's up. Build yourself a quality, competitive team, and players will come.

    (Also - it already IS open season on player recruitment all year. We just pretend it isn't.)

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  • KeonClark
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    JimiCliff wrote: View Post
    Meh. They should just get rid of all the tampering laws. Everyone knows it's all a farce.
    OK so just have open season on player recruitment year round while they're playing for small market teams?

    No thanks, I like that they try and keep it to a minimum

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  • JimiCliff
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    KeonClark wrote: View Post
    It should come off as tampering as far as I'm concerned
    Meh. They should just get rid of all the tampering laws. Everyone knows it's all a farce.

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  • Jangles
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    MixxAOR wrote: View Post
    Last time he was in LA "How important are hugs Kawhi?"
    What is the context for a question like that to be asked, I wonder..

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  • S.R.
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    planetmars wrote: View Post
    Took a while but finally caught the game. Feels like the team has more energy when Kawhi is not playing. The ball sticks less often. There is more comaraderie. Would love to see Kawhi swing the ball more often when he's playing.

    The front court was a beast. Ibaka, Siakam, JV and OG were all great. Kyle got his groove back. Fred was dishing dimes left right and center. Delon hit a couple of big 3's too.

    Clippers are pretty mediocre and didn't have a full roster with Lou out. Plus were on a second game of a B2B. But still great win. Hope we keep that energy going tonight.
    KeonClark wrote: View Post
    Agree with all but I wouldn't call the Clippers mediocre. I'd call the Clippers a darn good team.
    Yeah Clippers are good (and also maybe overachieving atm) but were gassed on the second night of a B2B and missing a key piece in Lou Williams. Raptors' may have got the W anyway (and should get full credit for playing up to their own potential) but a schedule assist definitely made it easier.

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  • KeonClark
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    planetmars wrote: View Post
    Took a while but finally caught the game. Feels like the team has more energy when Kawhi is not playing. The ball sticks less often. There is more comaraderie. Would love to see Kawhi swing the ball more often when he's playing.

    The front court was a beast. Ibaka, Siakam, JV and OG were all great. Kyle got his groove back. Fred was dishing dimes left right and center. Delon hit a couple of big 3's too.

    Clippers are pretty mediocre and didn't have a full roster with Lou out. Plus were on a second game of a B2B. But still great win. Hope we keep that energy going tonight.
    Agree with all but I wouldn't call the Clippers mediocre. I'd call the Clippers a darn good team.

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  • planetmars
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    Took a while but finally caught the game. Feels like the team has more energy when Kawhi is not playing. The ball sticks less often. There is more comaraderie. Would love to see Kawhi swing the ball more often when he's playing.

    The front court was a beast. Ibaka, Siakam, JV and OG were all great. Kyle got his groove back. Fred was dishing dimes left right and center. Delon hit a couple of big 3's too.

    Clippers are pretty mediocre and didn't have a full roster with Lou out. Plus were on a second game of a B2B. But still great win. Hope we keep that energy going tonight.

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  • DanH
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    slaw wrote: View Post
    Baseball has banned personal services contracts. Pujols got one from the Angels but it was for after he retired. I can't imagine any deal that ran while a player was actually playing would be permissible under the CBA.
    It certainly would not. There are very real penalties to cap circumvention, and the NBA has almost unilateral ability to enforce it (in terms of punishing teams), and pretty much unilateral power to define what it is on a case by case basis.

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  • slaw
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    G__Deane wrote: View Post
    If Ballmer wants a player(s) bad enough, "personal service" contracts over and above the player salary might well come into play. Microsoft money is REAL monry. If you start seeing Durant and Kawhi hawking Windows 15, you know the gig is up
    Baseball has banned personal services contracts. Pujols got one from the Angels but it was for after he retired. I can't imagine any deal that ran while a player was actually playing would be permissible under the CBA.

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  • golden
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    inthepaint wrote: View Post
    That's horrible. Two forces trying to pull/push/kawhi away: The Clippers tampering and these reporters. Hard to tell which one is worse. Probably the reporters.
    I guess this why they hired Lee Jenkins.... to manipulate the narrative and push their agenda in the press.

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  • inthepaint
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    G__Deane wrote: View Post
    Wow. That WAS painful.
    "What's different about playing in Toronto instead of SA?"
    Nothing. Two goals and a court in a different city.

    "How do you deal with the weather?"
    How do you reporters deal with NBA cities like Boston, Detroit, New York, Chicago, Cleveland, Philadelphia etc all of which can be colder or get more snow than Toronto?

    "we play in a building" haha classic
    That's horrible. Two forces trying to pull/push/kawhi away: The Clippers tampering and these reporters. Hard to tell which one is worse. Probably the reporters.

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  • G__Deane
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    KeonClark wrote: View Post

    When he and Kawhi lock eyes

    If Ballmer wants a player(s) bad enough, "personal service" contracts over and above the player salary might well come into play. Microsoft money is REAL monry. If you start seeing Durant and Kawhi hawking Windows 15, you know the gig is up
    Last edited by G__Deane; Wed Dec 12, 2018, 01:27 PM.

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  • Nilanka
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    Jclaw wrote: View Post
    Maybe second only to this exchange:
    “Does all the outside noise and talk bug you?”
    “I don’t pay attention to it”
    “How does that outside noise affect you?”
    “How can it affect me if I don’t pay attention to it?”

    Paraphrasing but that was awesome

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  • KeonClark
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    Joey wrote: View Post
    It's already up.
    Good thing we rested you in the 4th q last night

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  • RandomGuy
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    golden wrote: View Post
    This is what happens when you legalize cannabis in a state that's already full of flakes and nuts.
    This, it's literally filled with crazy people, I honestly don't get LA hype except of the beaches and good weather, but that's not enough if you understand and appreciate benefits of trully modern cities, not glorified shitholes...

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