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    2021-22 NBA Off-season Thread

    Didn’t Kobe famously request a trade and not get it? It’s been a while but it has happened.
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    2021-22 NBA Off-season Thread

    No way Bagley fetches a first rounder even with protections. High picks that flame out on their first contract usually fetch a 2nd at best.
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    2021-22 NBA Off-season Thread

    His shooting is a major flaw and the last time we saw him he choked on a national stay, but in four seasons he has three All-Star appearances and an All-NBA selection. That’s a very good, even borderline elite level of performance.
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    2021-22 NBA Off-season Thread

    Anthony Bennett was the number one overall pick, was a throw-in to the Love trade after his rookie season, and then waived after his second season.
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    Celtics Plan, Summer 2021

    What are you paying some team to take Dunn back into cap space, especially this late in the offseason? Teams are going to be asking for a late first.
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    Celtics Plan, Summer 2021

    If that happens, where does he fall in the Pantheon of guys who screwed up by not taking the deal that was offered mid season? I remember Nerlens Noel turning down $70mm and ending up on something close to the minimum. Sprewell had the $30mm and was out of the league next year. Any others I’m...
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    76ers: 2020-2021 thread

    Would GS consider Ben Simmons as a Draymond replacement? You could wrap in Portland and send Draymond there with CJ heading to Philly.
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    76ers: 2020-2021 thread

    If he’s demanding California the Sixers should send him to Sacramento for Fox and let him rot away on a terrible team for the next half decade.
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    Free Agency Frenzy Thread

    I was really surprised that Simmons on his podcast was asking if the Warriors are the 2nd best team in the West. This is a team that hasn’t made the playoffs in two years, even with Steph going totally supernova last year. I get that Klay is coming back but he hasn’t played in and NBA game since...
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    Free Agency Frenzy Thread

    Kind of like what the Hornets have done the past two offseasons. It be all hinges on LaMelo and his development but they are surrounding him with good wings and competent bigs. They’ll need another All-Star at some point but at least they are on the right trajectory after years of purgatory.
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    Celtics Plan, Summer 2021

    I still think the most likely scenario is Beal signing the five-year 30% max contract next summer with the Wizards. If it doesn’t work out in the first year or two of the new deal he’ll request a trade then. Walking next summer as a FA just isn’t consistent with how he’s operated his whole career.
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    Free Agency Frenzy Thread

    The fact that they started with John Wall, perhaps the worst contract in all of basketball, and a year later ended up with multiple rotation pieces that complement their star, is really impressive. They haven’t hit a home run yet, but they’ve strung together a couple singles.
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    Free Agency Frenzy Thread

    It was a really strange decision to opt out. If he wanted to stay he could have just picked up the option and signed a max extension. It also would have allowed LAC to claim a disabled player exception to pick up another piece. The opt out was bad for him and the team. Not sure the end game.
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    Free Agency Frenzy Thread

    Yes and no. They couldn’t have matched the total dollars but supposedly they didn’t even provide a counter offer. Starting salary could have been up to $6.2mm I believe.
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    Free Agency Frenzy Thread

    It’s reportedly a minimum salary, one-year deal. He’ll rehab on their dime and try for free agency again next summer.