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  1. e_blazer

    e_blazer Rip City Fan

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    Man, that's like opening that last present under the tree and discovering that Aunt Mavis got you underwear.
     
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    HCP NorthEastPortland'sFinest

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    You're crazy! The Sixers are going to be one of the more fun teams to watch this season FAMS!
     
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    Plus the Knicks with Ryan Anderson (after trading Melo and Porzingis for him, to avoid being blacklisted for a generation due to taking hostages) should be exciting as well!
     
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    Minstrel Top Of The Pops Global Moderator

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    Warriors may make a play for Paul George next offseason:


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    SlyPokerDog Woof! Staff Member Administrator

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    Minstrel Top Of The Pops Global Moderator

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    Lillard went microseconds without speaking to teammates during the playoffs. Same thing, just a difference of degree.
     
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    BonesJones Advocate for Rookie Rights Staff Member

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    The only way that is possible is if they do a sign-and-trade of Iggy and Livingston for Paul George.

    But there's absolutely no way OKC gifts GSW another star. Not gonna happen.
     
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    It's proportional to the length of the teams' playoff runs.

    That said, Kyrie has some screws loose upstairs. Good thing the earth is flat or else they'd roll out of his noggin'.
     
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    If George tells Oklahoma City that he's leaving regardless, their title contention is completely gone. At that point, it's pretty irrelevant for them how good Golden State is. Getting two solid players who fit in around Russell Westbrook may be more important to them than avoiding dealing with the team who took Durant.

    I definitely think it's incredibly improbable that Golden State gets George without giving up someone like Thompson, but I'm amused that they keep swinging for the fences even up 12 in the ninth inning.
     
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    chzbrgr Dame top-5 MVP voting

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    how? I just dont see how the money could possibly work out unless PG took like 13m for one year. Which....just, why would he do that? He's a little young to be throwing 12-14m dollars away right?
     
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    Yeah, that seems not likely to happen. It'd either have to be Iguodala and Livingston (plus picks) in a sign-and-trade for a maxed Paul George, or some deal involving Klay Thompson. I know the Warriors turned down Thompson-for-George earlier this offseason, but that was for free-agent-to-be George. The calculus might change with a newly-re-signed George.
     
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    Boob-No-More Fan Fest MVP!!!

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    He's actually setting screens in invisible defenders to help C.J. work on shooting while coming off screens.

    BNM
     
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    I'd take that job for sure.
     
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    You don't already have it? :dunno:
     
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    Man, I ain't wearin' suits FAMS!

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    You're wearing jorts?!?

    Street.cred.gone.

    What.little.you.ever.had.
     
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    HCP bringing Olshey a beverage.

    "Yes, sir. Right away, sir. No sir, I won't make eye contact."
     
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    Natebishop3 Don't tread on me!

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    Aren't those capris?
     

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