OFFICIAL AROUND THE NBA: JULY 2024

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    I said he was overpaid at the time but I always qualified it by gauging it by the market that summer. There was no team that would have given him 18-20M/year that off-season, let alone 25M/year. There were only 3 or 4 teams with anywhere close to that kind cap-space and all of them were flush with guards
     
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    Wow great move by the 6ers to round out that roster, also weakens another East team significant (fuck the Heat)

    What's 6ers lineup now?

    Embiid
    George
    Martin
    Oubre
    Maxey

    Can't keep track of their bench but that's a great starting 5. I'd probably rank them as clear 3rd in the East after Boston/NY

    Kind of sad end to Dames career as he's basically getting pushed into Neil Olshey roster that has very little chance to contend and no assets to get better. Hard to count them out of any series with Giannis being possibly the best player in the league. But I don't see how they can get enough teammates help to compete over 82 games and then 4 rounds of playoffs.

    For us, the 2028-2030 Milwaukee picks are looking better every day.
     
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    And as hard as it has been for some around here, Father time is undefeated. Drop off will happen sooner than later for a 34 year old point guard.
     
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    Wife beater returns to Hornets 3 years 75 million.
     
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    Hornets waiving every tall skinny Eastern European on their roster. Oh, and Devonte Graham.
     
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    First ever SIX-team trade. You couldn't even do this on any trade simulator.
    upload_2024-7-7_12-32-18.jpeg

    Are there no straight-out signings any more? Seems like if a player decides to sign with a new team in free agency they always work out a sign-and-trade so that the player can get more money and the team he's leaving gets at least a trade exception.
     
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    I wish there is another version of this that also shows what teams gave up

    Knowing from whom the player / picks / cash came from helps a lot in evaluating / understanding deals
     
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    Portland needs to ink a new extension for Simons immediately. It's getting ridiculous how many players will get paid more then Anferno.
     
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    Spurs setting up their introductory presser for new vets CP3 & Barnes
     
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    Tristan Thompson?

    Crazy the Bulls wanted him over LaMarcus, and then Charlotte preferred Adam Morrison.

    NBA front offices are all much better today, those 90/2000 era had so many former players as GMs or stupid owners, players on long 7 year contracts, we just had so many more stupid laughable moves.
     
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    That was Tyrus Thomas who never enjoyed the success that Tristan Thompson has. Tristan was drafted 6 years after Tyrus and Thompson played in 83 more playoff games than Thomas. LaMarcus was better than both but Tristan does have a ring.
     
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    Ahhh good catch, thanks. Got my TT mixed up.
     
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    Easy when the names are so close and even with Thompson's success neither ever lived up to their hype or top 5 draft pick status.
     
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    Ouch, Toronto pulled their 15 million per year offer off the table because Trent (and/or Rich Paul) wanted 25 per year. It will be interesting to see how much he loses over the next few years because of it.
     
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