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Re: The Official NBA/Basketball Thread
« Reply #60 on: July 02, 2016, 04:48:28 PM »
Biyombo to the Magic for 4 years 70 million. 17.5M per year.  The Raptors got Valanciunas on a 4-year 64 million dollar extension earlier in the year.

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« Reply #61 on: July 03, 2016, 03:15:46 PM »
Good luck to Biyombo in Orlando, and, welcome back, DeMar!

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« Reply #62 on: July 03, 2016, 07:19:28 PM »

ESPN reporting that the Raps are one of the teams in on Pau Gasol:

ESPN: Blazers, Wolves, Raps pursuing Gasol
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« Reply #63 on: July 03, 2016, 07:36:48 PM »

ESPN reporting that the Raps are one of the teams in on Pau Gasol:

ESPN: Blazers, Wolves, Raps pursuing Gasol

There are also reports of him being offered 18-20 million.  That puts him out of the Raptors reach.    He would be a great short-term fit at PF.
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« Reply #64 on: July 03, 2016, 08:34:22 PM »
There are also reports of him being offered 18-20 million.  That puts him out of the Raptors reach.    He would be a great short-term fit at PF.

Yeah, it's not super realistic but fun to think about.
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Re: The Official NBA/Basketball Thread
« Reply #65 on: July 04, 2016, 12:17:21 PM »
Durant to the Warriors.

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« Reply #66 on: July 04, 2016, 12:46:58 PM »
Durant to the Warriors.

I don't want to live on this planet anymore.   Stupidly stacked team.

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« Reply #67 on: July 04, 2016, 01:04:45 PM »

It'll be interesting to see if Durant takes the same sort of criticism James did.
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Re: The Official NBA/Basketball Thread
« Reply #68 on: July 04, 2016, 02:56:30 PM »

It'll be interesting to see if Durant takes the same sort of criticism James did.

http://deadspin.com/fans-argue-over-whether-kevin-durant-is-a-traitor-1783085664

Stephen A Smith also seems to think this is even worse than what LeBron did:

http://screengrabber.deadspin.com/espn-interrupts-wimbledon-coverage-to-let-stephen-a-sm-1783080334
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« Reply #69 on: July 04, 2016, 02:59:32 PM »

It'll be interesting to see if Durant takes the same sort of criticism James did.

http://deadspin.com/fans-argue-over-whether-kevin-durant-is-a-traitor-1783085664

Yeah, but fans are always going to be upset when a player leaves as a UFA. I'm specifically more talking about the way people essentially called James a coward for wanting to win with a superteam rather than try to be the big dog on a not very good team.
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« Reply #70 on: July 04, 2016, 03:02:10 PM »
Yeah, but fans are always going to be upset when a player leaves as a UFA. I'm specifically more talking about the way people essentially called James a coward for wanting to win with a superteam rather than try to be the big dog on a not very good team.

Yeah I updated with another Deadspin post with a take from everyone's favourite ESPN analyst.

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« Reply #71 on: July 04, 2016, 03:03:28 PM »

Dominos are falling now. Gasol to Spurs, Bogut and Barnes to Mavs.
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Re: The Official NBA/Basketball Thread
« Reply #72 on: July 04, 2016, 04:04:55 PM »

It'll be interesting to see if Durant takes the same sort of criticism James did.

http://deadspin.com/fans-argue-over-whether-kevin-durant-is-a-traitor-1783085664

Stephen A Smith also seems to think this is even worse than what LeBron did:

http://screengrabber.deadspin.com/espn-interrupts-wimbledon-coverage-to-let-stephen-a-sm-1783080334

Smith is probably mad that another player who he had assured us was going to the Lakers went elsewhere.

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« Reply #73 on: July 04, 2016, 04:08:48 PM »

You know, I'm sure all the math works out and everything but it still really bugs me that the cap works out so that the Warriors can somehow do this, the Spurs can add Gasol and the Thunder apparently had hopes of signing Durant and Horford but somehow the Raps can't really do anything. I guess the Carroll/Ross deals are why but still. Somehow this has been another off-season of the rich getting richer
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« Reply #74 on: July 04, 2016, 05:54:42 PM »

You know, I'm sure all the math works out and everything but it still really bugs me that the cap works out so that the Warriors can somehow do this, the Spurs can add Gasol and the Thunder apparently had hopes of signing Durant and Horford but somehow the Raps can't really do anything. I guess the Carroll/Ross deals are why but still. Somehow this has been another off-season of the rich getting richer

Golden State had 80M committed (plus cap holds).  The Raptors had 70M plus cap holds.  Yeah, it's pretty bush league.  I don't like the way the league forces cap holds/bird rights to allow for stacked teams.

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« Reply #74 on: July 04, 2016, 05:54:42 PM »