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    Off season targets

    Oh wow. I absolutely didn't see that you suggested the very same trade - except I also threw in Curry.
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    Off season targets

    I almost feel bad for Ben Simmons. 8 boards and 13 assists, but only 4 shots and 5 pts in 36 min in a Game 7 at home - and they can't even play him down the stretch in a tight game. 19 pts across the last 3 games, including 7-20 from the line. Simmons is owed $147 million over the next 4 years...
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    [SI] De'Aaron Fox and the Kings Are Building for the Future

    W/the game 7 tied against the Sixers and under 6 min to go in the 4th, Trae Young is 3-20. Oh dear.
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    Kings approach at the draft...

    Harkless, Davis, and Wright had barely unpacked their bags before they were getting 15+ mpg. I think it's fair to say that Luke wasn't willing to sacrifice winning on the altar of "developing young players" where he saw a tradeoff between the two. Woodard, one of the young 2nd-rounders a number...
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    Off season targets

    He's now 4/8/5 in 23 min w/5 fouls. Sixers up 5. Not a good look for a $30 million/yr man.
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    Off season targets

    At the half of what could be the Sixers' last game of the season, Simmons has a 4/2/1 line in 9 min w/3 fouls. Sixers down 4. Ugly.
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    [SI] De'Aaron Fox and the Kings Are Building for the Future

    Indeed. Luka is obviously respected as a player and seems well-liked enough as a personality. But I'm curious whether any other big stars would want to play with him. At 22, he might be the most alpha dog in the league since Jordan. He dominates the ball and the glory by design. Porzingis...
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    Off season targets

    They might, but I doubt the Kings would make that trade straight up, much less pair Fox with additional assets. Fox can legit carry a team offensively for stretches. Right now, Doc can't even leave Simmons on the floor in tight 4th quarters. If he falters again tonight... OTOH, while Simmons is...
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    Off season targets

    Ben Simmons - a month shy of 25; phenomenal defender and playmaker; can't shoot; signed a 5-year $167 million max extension in the summer of 2019; definitely might be available when the 6ers' season ends. He and Fox alone would take up most of the cap and seem like a bad pairing offensively...
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    Fire Walton

    Rick Carlisle tells Mavericks he won't return to coach team next season (linked) And from this article, Rick Carlisle won't return as Dallas Mavericks coach after 13 seasons (linked): "The tension between Carlisle and 22-year-old superstar Luka Doncic had increasingly become concerning within...
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    BALL WINS ROTY, TYRESE 3RD

    Exactly. And it isn't close, statistically speaking, and it ain't like Edwards helped the Wolves to greater success. No, it really doesn't matter who came in 2nd vs. 3rd. Yes, we can all offer reasonable speculation about why Edwards was voted ahead of Haliburton. I'm just saying that it wasn't...
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    BALL WINS ROTY, TYRESE 3RD

    PDX, that might be a fine explanation for why it happens; it's not an argument that it *should* happen. I actually think a big part of why it happened is simply that Edwards' made a lot of Sportscenter highlight plays. Another might be that whereas no-one outshined Edwards in Minnesota, Fox was...
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    BALL WINS ROTY, TYRESE 3RD

    Leaving aside how good Edwards was in either half, not clear why 2nd-half performance should weigh more heavily than 1st half. Ain't like Edwards helped carry the team to a lot of wins (they won 23 on the year). Effectively, that penalizes Ty for not maintaining his phenomenal first half while...
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    BALL WINS ROTY, TYRESE 3RD

    Hornets' LaMelo Ball wins 2020-21 NBA Rookie of the Year despite missing 21 regular-season games, per report (linked) No surprise there. I have no problem w/LB winning after missing a bunch of games. He had a phenomenal year. I DO have a problem with Edwards getting the second-place nod over...
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    Letting Holmes walk.

    I rest my case.