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@NYRaider 

5 minutes ago, NYRaider said:

The NBA is different now we've seen numerous star players force their way out when the team couldn't win. Him signing the max deal doesn't mean anything, secure the bag and if you want out later you can just demand a trade. 

For sure, but a lot of times, teams try to beef up before they actually deal their star player. The Mavs could beef up by including KP in some trades.

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1 minute ago, the lone star said:

@NYRaider 

For sure, but a lot of times, teams try to beef up before they actually deal their star player. The Mavs could beef up by including KP in some trades.

Teams do, you guys had a ton of cap space and tried to beef up by signing Lowry. You missed then panicked and committed long-term money to Bullock/THJ. KP could be traded but what star asset are you getting in return?

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@NYRaider  

6 minutes ago, NYRaider said:

And your team is still no where close to contention while the other contenders in the West are going all in.

You never know tbh. Suns and Jazz became contenders real quick. Nuggets got there fairly quickly too.

But Mavs gotta embrace their new normal now. They won't have cap space, so gotta focus on trades to strengthen the team. They seemed to be focused on trades that had cap savings included.

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5 minutes ago, the lone star said:

@NYRaider  

You never know tbh. Suns and Jazz became contenders real quick. Nuggets got there fairly quickly too.

But Mavs gotta embrace their new normal now. They won't have cap space, so gotta focus on trades to strengthen the team. They seemed to be focused on trades that had cap savings included.

The Suns added Chris Paul via trade. The Jazz added Mike Conley/Jordan Clarkson via trade and signed Bojan Bogdanovic. The Nuggets drafted extremely well and hit the lottery with Jokic, Murray, and MPJ then traded for other pieces like Aaron Gordon. Dallas signed Reggie Bullock and Sterling Brown. 

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5 minutes ago, NYRaider said:

The Suns added Chris Paul via trade. The Jazz added Mike Conley/Jordan Clarkson via trade and signed Bojan Bogdanovic. The Nuggets drafted extremely well and hit the lottery with Jokic, Murray, and MPJ then traded for other pieces like Aaron Gordon. Dallas signed Reggie Bullock and Sterling Brown. 

Sometimes that's all it takes man. Conley, Clarkson, and Bojan all happened in 19-20, and that year the Jazz finished 6th in the West. They finished 1st next year with continuity.

Mavs improved on paper, and you can't rule them out of making trades during the regular season either, especially now that they got some more draft picks they can trade.

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1 minute ago, the lone star said:

Sometimes that's all it takes man. Conley, Clarkson, and Bojan all happened in 19-20, and that year the Jazz finished 6th in the West. They finished 1st next year with continuity.

Mavs improved on paper, and you can't rule them out of making trades during the regular season either, especially now that they got some more draft picks they can trade.

Mike Conley was an All-Star level player on a max contract that had been a key piece on a great team though. So was Chris Paul, lol. These are HOF level guys.

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15 minutes ago, NYRaider said:

Teams do, you guys had a ton of cap space and tried to beef up by signing Lowry. You missed then panicked and committed long-term money to Bullock/THJ. KP could be traded but what star asset are you getting in return?

Bullock was an over-the-cap MLE signing. He was the Mavs' target there all along. 

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Just now, NYRaider said:

Mike Conley was an All-Star level player on a max contract that had been a key piece on a great team though. So was Chris Paul, lol. These are HOF level guys.

Maybe someone like that hits the market this season though. We don't know who that will be just yet because a lot of that depends on team performance. 

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Just now, the lone star said:

Maybe someone like that hits the market this season though. We don't know who that will be just yet because a lot of that depends on team performance. 

In the current NBA land scape every team is trying to stack as much star talent together as possible. I would assume Mark Cuban agrees with me, which is why he hired Nico, who had zero NBA front office experience but connections with every player and agent throughout the league. But maybe Nico is also the master of scouting, developing, and using the MLE etc. We will have to find out.

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Just now, NYRaider said:

In the current NBA land scape every team is trying to stack as much star talent together as possible. I would assume Mark Cuban agrees with me, which is why he hired Nico, who had zero NBA front office experience but connections with every player and agent throughout the league. But maybe Nico is also the master of scouting, developing, and using the MLE etc. We will have to find out.

Pretty much. I mean, Cuban has to sign-off on all deals, and he knows the CBA really well. So, if the Mavs work wonders with this model again, he definitely needs to get some of the credit, because that's what he did with the Mavs the first time around. Turned a bunch of bums and rookies into guys like Nowitzki, Nash, Juwan Howard, Jason Terry, Shawn Marion, Dampier, Tyson Chandler, Jamison, Antoine Walker, etc..

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@NYRaider, honestly, it's too early to tell how Nico is doing though tbh. New GMs can make some SERIOUSLY bad moves, while others come in and make a splash. He was somewhere in the middle and because of that, we'll have to wait and reevaluate in a year or two. Prolly both tbh. 

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