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Started by Deebo, November 21, 2020, 12:52:25 PM

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Nik


Good for him. Hard to say he didn't earn it.

Still kind of crazy to think that the Raps still have a pretty good young group in place with VanVleet, Siakam, Powell and Anunoby. Even if Ibaka, Lowry and Gasol are done, and I don't think they are, that's a starting point for a decent team in the East that could have a lot of cap space.
I wish to hell I'd never said "Winning isn't everything it's the only thing". What I believe is, if you go out on a football field, or any endeavour in life, and you leave every fibre of what you have on the field, then you've won.
- Vince Lombardi

Highlander

Quote from: Nik on November 21, 2020, 02:41:14 PM

Good for him. Hard to say he didn't earn it.

Still kind of crazy to think that the Raps still have a pretty good young group in place with VanVleet, Siakam, Powell and Anunoby. Even if Ibaka, Lowry and Gasol are done, and I don't think they are, that's a starting point for a decent team in the East that could have a lot of cap space.
Thats true until we get them to the Greek. 
"In the beginners mind there are many possibilities, but in the expert's there are few"
                                           Sunryn Suzuki

Deebo

Quote from: Nik on November 21, 2020, 02:41:14 PM

Good for him. Hard to say he didn't earn it.

Still kind of crazy to think that the Raps still have a pretty good young group in place with VanVleet, Siakam, Powell and Anunoby. Even if Ibaka, Lowry and Gasol are done, and I don't think they are, that's a starting point for a decent team in the East that could have a lot of cap space.

Unfortuatley, Ibaka is going to the Clippers.

Nik

Quote from: Deebo on November 21, 2020, 11:43:41 PM
Unfortuatley, Ibaka is going to the Clippers.

Yeah, that's unfortunate. Still, good young core and all that.
I wish to hell I'd never said "Winning isn't everything it's the only thing". What I believe is, if you go out on a football field, or any endeavour in life, and you leave every fibre of what you have on the field, then you've won.
- Vince Lombardi

Dappleganger

Ibaka gone is disappointing from a fan's perspective for sure, but at least it should mean more time for my boy Boucher. This is what a Gasol/Ibaka-less Raptors looked like against eventual champion Lakers last year:

https://www.youtube.com/embed/m-ZHIALLPL4

Bender

Quote from: Nik on November 22, 2020, 09:23:10 AM
Quote from: Deebo on November 21, 2020, 11:43:41 PM
Unfortuatley, Ibaka is going to the Clippers.

Yeah, that's unfortunate. Still, good young core and all that.
Yeah I mean maybe it's time to give younger players a look? No idea though, I don't really know aging curves in the NBA
"They say you can judge a man by the company he keeps. So here is the professor's oldest friend, a grotesque, stinking lobster." - Bender

Highlander

Good preseason game on Saturday, the starting rotation got shitkicked for a good amount of time in the first half but our backups looked very good.  Flynn looks like a draft steal, he is a player.  Also Thomas looked great, rounding into a full player, not just a shooter.  Should be a fun team to watch this year.
"In the beginners mind there are many possibilities, but in the expert's there are few"
                                           Sunryn Suzuki


cabber24

Upon the wicked He will rain Jerseys; blue and white and burning waffles will be the portion of their cup.

Frank E


Highlander

250 Million, never got the Greek. Now we can work on getting Leonard back.  ;)
"In the beginners mind there are many possibilities, but in the expert's there are few"
                                           Sunryn Suzuki

L K

A big part of it is James Harden being a tool but the NBA already had to postpone a game for COVID ineligibility

L K

Pretty massive set domino trade went down today:

Houston traded James Harden to the Brooklyn Nets with secondary trades through Cleveland and Indiana.

Houston Receives:
- Victor Oladipo (Indiana), Dante Exum (Brooklyn), Rodions Kurucs (Brooklyn)
- Brooklyn unprotected 1st round picks in 2022, 2024, 2026
- Pick swaps with Brooklyn in 2021, 2023, 2025, and 2027
- Cleveland's first round pick (through Milwaukee) in 2022

Brooklyn receives:
- James Harden (Houston)

Cleveland receives:
- Jarret Allen (Brooklyn), Taurean Prince (Brooklyn)

Indiana receives:
- Caris LeVert (Brooklyn)
- 2nd round pick