Around the NBA - August 2017 Edition

Discussion in 'Portland Trail Blazers' started by Rastapopoulos, Aug 1, 2017.

  1. SlyPokerDog

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    No idea. He's a pair of suspenders away from looking like an Oompa Loompa.
     
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    I don't see the front office pissing off the entire fan base to get Iggy and Livingston so that they can contend for the 8th seed.
     
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    The worse they get, the likelier Westbrook leaves. Iguodala and Livingston are solid players, significantly better than losing George for nothing in terms of current success. Losing Westbrook would be much more devastating with fans than dealing with Golden State.
     
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    Sir, those are official NBA licensed and issued team practice "shorts"..... but since Ed Davis gave them to me, they became SUPER long shorts! #NoShameInMyGame
     
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    He is the Blazers' own Chris Christie.
     
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    I think it's really cool that the team provides all employees with personalized cups. Now everyone will know that that's your beer.

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    "I haven't seen such promising young prospects since Noah Vonleh and Meyers Leonard. Okay, smile!"
     
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    Photographer: "A dipshit that sucks at basketball will be playing ahead of both of you because... say it for the camera... 'Seniority'."
     
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    I think you need to see a doctor pronto. This pee is too dark.
     
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    Also makes sense for anyone who is mega rich and wants to own part of an NBA team mostly because the Rockets are the only team on the market at the moment.
     
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    any interest in Shabazz? what can we offer (if we can or would want to) given our cap situation?

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    The Minnesota Timberwolves are attempting to re-sign Shabazz Muhammad in free agency.

    The Wolves allowed Muhammad to become an unrestricted free agent after it looked like he wouldn't fit into their plans. The Wolves can only offer Muhammad the veteran's minimum.

    Muhammad's market in free agency has been more tepid than some expected."
     
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    The veteran's minimum or the tax-payer's MLE (entirely or part of it). As I recall, Portland hasn't used it yet.
     
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    At this point, any offer we make Muhammad would just be doing both him and MIN a big fat favor. MIN is over the cap, has no exceptions left to use and Muhammad is a UFA. The most they can offer him directly is a min contract. But, if someone offers him more, they can, and likely will, match.

    MIN currently only has 11 players under contract, and as mentioned have no exceptions left. They need bodies, but can only offer min contracts. So, anything we can offer him, up to, and including our full non-tax payer MLE ($5.2 million) would get Muhammed more money than the Wolves can currently offer, and it lets MIN get a better player than anyone else they could get on a min contract. Win:wiin for Muhammed and MIN. Nothing in it for us.

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