OFFICIAL AROUND THE NBA: MAY 2024

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    Max Headroom I have.
     
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    oh.. get Maximum Overdrive in your file. It's Emilio Estevez's 6th best movie, after the 5 Mighty Ducks movies of course.
     
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    Another franchise that doesn't get it...

     
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    When Mitchell got injured Cleveland slim chances were basically none.

    Not sure what else could be expected.
     
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    Is that Dames cart with the Kirkland paper towels?

     
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    Cleveland still thinks they're championship team, even though their champions play for different teams. LeBron would have 10 rings if he wasn't dragging that sorry Cavs franchise in & out of the cellar.
     
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    The Warriors amount is crazy - $177 million of tax on top of $206 million payroll for $383 million total. All for a team that was in the lottery, and for being so old was pretty healthy compared to many prior seasons.

    I expect the Warriors pocket all of the savings from the CP3 contract as well as being frugal on Klay extension or possibly letting him walk. They have minority owners that are putting pressure on the team to reduce tax if they are not winning titles. Even if they spent big there's just no way for them to realistically contend next season, and now they have control of all their own picks in a loaded draft. Might even see them explore flipping vets for youth at some point. I can't imagine seeing Steph in another uniform, but if the franchise can get a couple great picks like us for Lillard don't they need to consider it?

    Clippers are another one, are they going to hand out massive deals to Harden/George? If so they're deep in the tax again and pretty unlikely to contend. If not they will take a step back in wins the first year in their new arena and don't get their picks for many seasons.

    Bucks and Celtics are probably the two most relevant to the Blazers as we own both their unprotected 2029 picks and Bucks unprotected swaps (why does that sound so dirty?) in 2028, 2030. I'm hoping they both continue to contend the next few years with huge payrolls and maybe some in the repeater tax. Then they are eventually forced to cut payroll while they have little youth and stuck with much less win now talent. Hopefully that causes them to really be in a bind where bottoming out in ~2029 is unavoidable. This is similar to when the Nets couldn't' do anything except give away unprotected #3 picks two years in a row with Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum.
     
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    that's a good one. Silly spoofy cult classic. If Emilio had stayed away from Young Guns 2, and that fubar sci-fi movie with Mick Jagger, he would have had an astonishing career.
     
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    Down in LA at the big barn Alley-Oop sports facility. 95 teams for the Southern Cali Spring Tournament.
    These kids don’t look like normal high school kids.
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    Well the kids are doing well. Better than I expected for sure. They are 2-1 so far and made it into the championship rounds. Doesn’t matter at all what happens from here out. Great learning experience for them all. That first loss came the first game after getting to the airport at 330am and flying to LA and then getting checked plus rental car. Then their first game was 5pm. Needless to say shots didn’t fall and they all learned about tired legs from travel. Since that game they have played very well even though they have been playing small. They are seeing teams with multiple players at 6-8.
    Gonna be a long day tomorrow we fly out around 10.
     
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