[NBA] Comments that don't warrant a thread (MAY)

SacTownKid

Hall of Famer
#31
To be fair, the Sun’smain issue above all else was their absolute refusal to find the team an actual point guard and a big man who wasn’t immediately toast on defense. They got tricked into thinking Booker and Beal were good enough initiators to run an NBA offense but both guys are 2s at heart and Brad Beal sorta sucks now.
That's the thing though, any player that can run pick and roll can effectively be your PG. All you do is run pnr through your guys and that's all. For coaches, sorry, your team is set to idiot mode haha.
 

pdxKingsFan

So Ordinary That It's Truly Quite Extraordinary
Staff member
#41
lets get real here. Luka is the opposite of Jokic. He loves and knows that cameras are everywhere he is
Loving the cameras is what causes the horrifying fits most NBA players wear off the bus and in the tunnels. I was paying Luka a genuine compliment.
 

Tetsujin

The Game Thread Dude
#44

if we’re being objective the Nets have more pieces appealing to a rebuilding team but the Cavs are probably still going to try to compete even after moving Mitchell and the Lakers have more “win now” guys for them to try to get unless the Nets somehow decide to give up Bridges in a move. Neither team is particularly asset rich though.
 

Tetsujin

The Game Thread Dude
#46
The Rockets make a lot of sense since they could just swap Jalen Green for him role-wise but the money matching gets a little dicey assuming the Cavs don't want Brooks's inflated salary coming back.

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Jalen/Amen/the Brooklyn picks and a 2028 first is a lot to give up for a potential Donovan rental but if they're really serious about trying to win now I can see them doing it.
 
#48
Honestly that makes sense, the pairing doesn’t maximize Garland.

As far as a trade with the Rockets I’m asking for Sengun and picks. Some sort of three way deal with the Nets where they take on Jalen Green and Allen and DFS/Cam and whatever come back to the Cavs

Garland
Strus
DFS
Mobley
Sengun
 
#52
Trading Buddy got us a playoff series. Some things do work in Sactown.

If Buddy was not greedy, he would still be playing in the EC playoffs with the Pacers, where he had good chemistry with the players. Now, it is highly doubtful if the Sixers would re-sign him after his disastrous showing in the playoffs. He may have to settle for a partial MLE contract now. You can't fix stupid sometimes.
 
#54
This is one of the things that makes evaluating players so difficult. Trying to decide which players will add to their game can be like a crap shoot. For instance, Kawhi was primarily a spot shooter in college with very little creation and question mark when it came to his 3pt shot. His defense was his selling point. Then you see guys who show potential in all these areas and never improve any of them.
 
#57
This is one of the things that makes evaluating players so difficult. Trying to decide which players will add to their game can be like a crap shoot. For instance, Kawhi was primarily a spot shooter in college with very little creation and question mark when it came to his 3pt shot. His defense was his selling point. Then you see guys who show potential in all these areas and never improve any of them.
That tells you that Kawhi was totally abnormal. It's the same way teams kept trying to find the next KG for years and years based on physical makeup and some degree of a similar skill set.
 
#60

Really is hilarious that, aside from the COVID Bubble championship run that also coincided with the narrative tidal wave that was Kobe's Death, the Lakers have pretty much done nothing but chase past their prime stars who will inevitably struggle to play with Lebron and AD while also take touches away from the good role players that they actually do/did have.
That would actually give Bron what he wants though. For some reason he's always wanted a "real" PG. It's almost odd as to why.