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NBA Off-Season Discussion
« on: June 15, 2019, 06:58:37 PM »

Well, it's probably going to be one of the most eventful NBA off-seasons ever with a once in a generation looking top draft pick, some huge free agents and our World Champion Toronto Raptors faced with the task of either re-signing Kawhi or figuring something else out. Thought it'd be good to have a place to talk about it.

Because the first big shoe dropped. Anthony Davis, after asking for a trade and making it clear he would only re-sign with the Lakers, gets his wish. Going to New Orleans are Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram, some other guy and 3 firsts including the #4 in the draft.
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Re: NBA Off-Season Discussion
« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2019, 07:06:44 PM »
Three firsts!

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Re: NBA Off-Season Discussion
« Reply #2 on: June 15, 2019, 07:12:28 PM »
The market for Marner has been set.

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Re: NBA Off-Season Discussion
« Reply #3 on: June 16, 2019, 06:41:39 AM »
The Lakers are now one of fhe favourites for the 2020 NBA crown, or at least among the challengers.

New Orleans has just gotten itself a great future, especially with the ipcoming #4 draft pick in Zion Williamson.
But then again  this is where it gets interesting. ..


https://bleacherreport.com/articles/2755098-report-anthony-davis-traded-to-lakers-for-lonzo-ball-brandon-ingram-more

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Re: NBA Off-Season Discussion
« Reply #4 on: June 16, 2019, 11:43:27 AM »
Just to be clear, Zion Williamson has nothing to do with the #4 pick as he'll be taken with the #1 pick that the Pelicans also have.

For newcomers, the upcoming NBA draft is generally seen to have a clear cut top 3 with Williamson, Ja Morant and local kid RJ Barrett generally assumed to be going in that order. After that, the #4 pick is a bit of a crap shoot.
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Re: NBA Off-Season Discussion
« Reply #5 on: June 21, 2019, 11:06:11 PM »
Canada made NBA Draft history with six players drafted. 
Last country to own the record was France with five.

https://www.sportsnet.ca/basketball/nba/record-six-canadians-selected-2019-nba-draft/

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« Reply #6 on: June 21, 2019, 11:15:15 PM »
Toronto Raptors choose #59 (Second Round)...C Dewan Hernandez.


More about him here:
https://www.sportsnet.ca/basketball/nba/person-interest-raptors-no-59-pick-dewan-hernandez/

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Re: NBA Off-Season Discussion
« Reply #7 on: June 22, 2019, 06:20:34 AM »
Introducing Sagaba Konate as signed by the Raptors:

https://www.thescore.com/nba/news/1786887

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Re: NBA Off-Season Discussion
« Reply #8 on: June 22, 2019, 07:50:30 PM »
I signed the petition to persuade Kawhi to stay.


Kawhi I want you to stay because...
...I appreciate your perseverance, leadership, and fortitude this season as a Toronto Raptor.  You wore your heart on your sleeve and being an NBA champion made it complete.

As a Torontonian, I say thank you for bringing so much joy to our city.

As a Canadian, I say welcome to Canada again and again and again.

I hope you stay and I wish you many more fruitful years, in making Toronto the centre of the basketball universe.

Good luck!

Lora.

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http://kawhiushouldstay.com/

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Re: NBA Off-Season Discussion
« Reply #9 on: June 24, 2019, 11:27:08 PM »

Giannis wins the MVP, Siakim is MIP, Sweet Lou Williams is 6Man, Gobert is DPOY, Doncic is ROY, Budenholzer is Coach of the Year.
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« Reply #10 on: June 25, 2019, 02:29:03 AM »
Congratulations, champion!


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Re: NBA Off-Season Discussion
« Reply #11 on: June 25, 2019, 07:11:16 AM »
Kawhi declines option and will go the free agency route.  According to sources...



https://www.sportsnet.ca/basketball/nba/report-raptors-favourites-re-sign-kawhi-leonard/

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« Reply #13 on: June 26, 2019, 05:37:18 PM »

Marc Gasol decided to exercise his option so he's coming back next year. This is really good news for the Raps regardless of what Kawhi does.
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Re: NBA Off-Season Discussion
« Reply #14 on: June 28, 2019, 07:13:30 AM »
He stay, right?  Kawhi the Blue Jay fan: