Accept Miami Deal or bring Lillard to Camp?

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Assuming the Miami trade is the best offer; would you agree to this Miami trade or bring Dame back?

Poll closed Oct 2, 2023.
  1. I would agree to the Miami trade

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  2. I would bring Dame back to training camp

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  1. kjironman1

    kjironman1 Well-Known Member

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    Nurk has some good games and obviously has talent and size. My problem comes from his mental game and what I see as a lack of discipline.
    No not a Nurk fan. Would like to see them get someone better.
     
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  2. SharpesTriumph

    SharpesTriumph Well-Known Member

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    Agreed and there is plenty of precedent with Durant Mitchell Gobert etc all being unprotected.
     
  3. LayneStaley

    LayneStaley Well-Known Member

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    We are gonna get a shit deal, time would be better spent on researching potential top 3 picks over the next 3-5 seasons.
     
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    blazerkor Well-Known Member

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    I feel like the other day when Dame reposted that shit about being an all time Heat great and then deleted it, he could have done so after talking to Goodwin and thinking the deal was done... just given how tight lipped Dame has been about the whole thing. I mean how many of those posts from Miami fans had he likely seen?
     
  5. julius

    julius Global Moderator Staff Member Global Moderator

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    What's funny about him reposting something implying he'd be an all time "Heat great", is that even if they win a title (and again, that's not a given), he wouldn't be.
     
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    Please god tell me it’s not Lowry/Jovic/Herro and 2 shitty 1s.
     
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    After posting what I did I thought about what his stories have looked like since he released his album and I don't think Dame is taking the time to manage his story reposts. I think most likely someone in his circle reposted that and someone else said WTF and it got deleted. Not what I said above and not Dame doing something stupid.
     
  8. inconceivable

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    best blazer of all time coming off his best statistical year, under contract for the remainder of his peak.

    you do not accept anything less than what utah got for mitchell.
     
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    inconceivable Well-Known Member

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    is this a contender?

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  10. mook

    mook The 2018-19 season was the best I've seen

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    If it were anyone but the Heat (or the Lakers) I might be slightly more tempted by their offer. But the Heat just are never really bad for very long. Stars want to go there, and they're incredibly well-managed. Just look at their record--since 2003 they've had one season where they dipped below 37 wins.

    I mean if this were the Bulls or Wizards, then yeah, maybe.... Or, more realistically, fringe contender (or think they can be contender) teams like Minnesota or Boston or Philly. Someone like that is bound to get frisky in a few months (assuming Dame avoids injury) and we get at least a similar package from a team who isn't run as competently (and therefore is likely to yield better picks several years out).

    It's all a gamble. But recent history has shown that the team that is patient in trading their all star gets a better deal.
     
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    STOMP mere fan

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    Clearly there is some truth in this, but to attain Dame Heat management would be pushing their chips into the middle of the table for short term success which is not business as usual for them. With Dame making 60M+ in the final year (2026-7) of his deal when he's 36, stars wanting to go there will have to agree to play for peanuts. Butler's final year under contract is the year prior when he'll be 36. The draft is unlikely to provide much of anything for them in the short term, good luck on continuing to unearth scrub FA starters. Also, the increase in destructive hurricanes is not going to help them remain a desired FA destination going forward... hell, Miami has other issues with climate change

    https://www.e-education.psu.edu/earth103/node/1185

    Yes everything is a gamble of sorts, but my guess is if Portland is to deal Dame to Miami their wheels will be falling off by 2026 and they'd be likely to do a full reset.

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    In that case, we need to prepare for Dame coming back....... because we are not getting what Utah got.
     
  13. julius

    julius Global Moderator Staff Member Global Moderator

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    I still find it hilarious that Miami, and especially their fans, seem to think that just *because* they're Miami, that they're entitled to getting Damian for scraps.

    I mean, after all, he is old. They'd be doing Portland a favor.
     
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    Does Cronin agreeing to stop calling Riley “Slick Willie” and Riley agreeing to not call Cronin “Humpty Dumpty” constitute “closer”?
     
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    he's a heat fan......it came from Miami camp
     
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    Dame is under contract for at least three years, so this, we have to sit him is crazy.
     
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    That's limiting belief. Mitchell's youth does not make him better value than Dame.
     

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