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  1. Kawhi Leonard Traded to Toronto for DeMar DeRozan

    Lowry, Jonas and CJ Miles all become expiring contracts next year (assuming the latter two pick up their POs and the Raps go into a full rebuild in 2019). Worst case, they keep them on the books to hit the salary floor and tank. Not a horrible position to be in.
  2. Kawhi Leonard Traded to Toronto for DeMar DeRozan

    If their intent is Kawhi or full rebuild, I don't think they really care what kind of returns they net in trading him midseason.
  3. Kawhi Leonard Traded to Toronto for DeMar DeRozan

    Also lost to a mediocre Rockets team in 5 games in the first round two years prior, and lost to the Warriors when they were up 3-1 in the playoffs three years prior. So yeah, both teams have a storied history of mediocrity in the playoffs.
  4. Kawhi Leonard Traded to Toronto for DeMar DeRozan

    How do you figure? In the NBA, anything is better than being mired in the endless span of mediocrity that Toronto was. I don't know if this puts them over the edge and into title contention, but they had to do something different. The worst place to be in the league is good, but not good enough to actually win anything of substance. The Raptors saw this as an opportunity to add a guy who at his best is a top 5 player in the league, and if that lends itself to making a Finals appearance, that's more than they have accomplished in the history of their entire franchise. Past that, regardless of the level of success they achieve this upcoming season, if Kawhi chooses to leave in free agency, it easily sets them up for a full rebuild with nearly $33M coming off the books between Kawhi and Danny Green; possibly even more depending on whether or not guys like JoVal and CJ Miles pick up their player options. From my perspective Toronto is sitting in a great spot at the moment, regardless of anything else that happens after this point forward.
  5. NBA Top 75 Players: Who Is #65?

    Agreed. I looked at the list of names and went, who the hell cares at this point? I think after a certain point, names and talent levels just start to get jumbled and it really becomes a question of who did something notable most recently that I can remember?
  6. Kawhi Leonard Traded to Toronto for DeMar DeRozan

    But I doubt they're going to try and turn him into something he's not. He's still going to be a high usage guard who takes the majority of his shots from the mid range, but he can certainly stand to improve as a defender and a passer under Pop in the Spurs system.
  7. Kawhi Leonard Traded to Toronto for DeMar DeRozan

    I think you guys are underestimating the overall effect of Pop and his coaching staff on player development. DeRozan is certainly no Kawhi, and he'll never come close to being the same type of defender, but to say he can't improve under Pop's tutelage is disingenuous to the work this man has put in over the years. And let's not forget the other player going over in this transaction, Jakob Poeltl. Pau Gasol isn't really a full time starter at this point in his career and Poeltl has the potential to be a great modern day big, especially next to a guy like LMA. Combine that with their overall depth and Spurs are still going to still be making noise in the West next year. Murray/Mills DeRozan/Belinelli/Manu Gay/Walker LMA/Bertans/Cunningham Poeltl/Gasol Not a bad outcome given their hands were tied with Leonard forcing his way out.
  8. Glass (2019)

    How the hell did you guys realize it was connected to Unbreakable prior to watching the film (and not reading any spoilers online)? I was absolutely blown away when I saw Bruce Willis at the end of the film. Like others have alluded to, my enjoyment of the film shot up tenfold when I realize this movie was linked.
  9. Free Agency Thread

    All this teaming up nonsense pisses me off personally even more so b/c of that fact the Warriors lost 3-1 to LeBron 2 years back. I mean, it's not like they will ever reach perfection now like the 90's Bulls, so why try so hard?
  10. Free Agency Thread

    LMAO Big Cuz, why you gotta do the league dirty like that? This is ridiculous.
  11. Free Agency Thread

  12. LeBron James to the Lakers 4 Years/$154M

    I think LeBron's ego/legacy is important enough to the extent that he doesn't want to add any more L's to his Finals record; that is he'd much rather go the MJ route and bow out prior to the Finals and have everyone forget about it over the course of history.
  13. LeBron James to the Lakers 4 Years/$154M

    Think they definitely get Cousins now this year, and wait it out for Kawhi until next offseason (barring the Spurs getting anxious and pulling the trade on a trigger). I think the bigger question is, who do they get to fill out their bench?
  14. Silicon Valley

    I knew Jian Yang would suffer a little without Erlich there to play off of, but he was extremely hit or miss this season. Dude was probably my favorite part of the show prior to this season. Not saying the lack of Erlich was highly apparent or significantly brought the show down, but the overall tone certainly felt very different compared to past seasons. Wonder where they can really go from here aside from rehashing the same concept they've used for the past 5 seasons?
  15. NBA Top 50 Players: Who Is #47?

    Over Millsap though? I know he had a bit of a down season in Denver, primarily due to injuries and getting acclimated to the system, but dude is probably a top 40 player when healthy.
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