2019-20 NBA Thread: Now With 175% More Trae Jealousy

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  1. ShuPoor

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    You don't think Harden standing in the corner waiting for a kick out as Westbrook runs a pick and roll with Capela for 8-10 possessions a night will be less taxing than Harden spending those possessions running isos?
     
  2. MG2

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    First, Harden actually has to move to the corner in order to wait for those kick outs. He hasn't done that for a while, and it's at least a part of why he and Paul had issues.

    Yes, Harden will get to rest some, but it's not like Paul was shitty in iso situations. He was better than Westbrook last year, and the reason he didn't get more of them was because Harden was dominating the ball. Part of this equation is whether Harden actually wants to be more off the ball.

    But when he gets the ball, teams are going to be able to load up even more than last year because Westbrook can't space the floor, and they still don't have anyone in the frontcourt to stop athletic defenses like GS from blitzing their PnRs.
     
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  3. Gunners

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    Steve Buckhantz would say a shot was a 3 pointer when it was at least 5 feet inside the line probably once every other game and needed to be replaced but man, stringing him along then letting him go without a word from Leonsis is pretty fucking shitty.
     
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  4. Imurhuckleberry

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    Not even sure that pick and roll is that difficult to defend. Go under and have the big sag and dare Westbrook to shoot. The harden capela PNR is crazy to defend because of hardens skills shooting and drawing fouls. Big step down I'd think. Also, what's Westbrook going to do when harden goes iso? Could work just because talent wins but hard to imagine two more ill fitting back court mates imo.
     
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  6. MG2

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    Makes sense. They claimed Christian Wood off waivers today and don't really need Blake anymore.
     
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    Dragan Bender is going to play for CSKA Moscow
     
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  8. Celemo

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    Sorry MG2
     
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  10. dump

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    Rockets-Clippers are not only going to be amazing talent wise on the court but we will also be treated to Beverly vs Westbrook again!
     
  11. slhorn

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    It’s going to be weird cheering on Westbrook when they go at it...
     
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    i tried to build a Griffin to Portland trade but i stared at the trade machine for five minutes trying to figure out what the hell to do because detroit's roster is just awful. there's either a young player package (collins/simons/salary/picks) where portland goes all-in or a cj mccollum package that doesn't make a lot of sense considering detroit can't send back a competent two-guard (unless they'd part with kennard?) to help fill cj's void.

    that's a really tough trade for detroit to make imo.
     
  13. MG2

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    This is probably the best CJ/Blake trade I could make. I don't think either team would do it. Even if both teams wanted, its tough to figure out how to match the $$.

    http://www.espn.com/nba/tradeMachine?tradeId=y58gty6o
     
  14. Joe Withabee

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    Has Westbrook somehow lost the ability to drive way too hard at the basket and fumble the ball out of bounds since the last time I saw him?
     
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    I see you with that Reggie Jackson throw in
     
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  16. MG2

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    I'd rather have Jackson than Whiteside (at least for the Pistons). I joke about Reggie, but I actually don't mind him. I just wish he was healthier and better.
     
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    I think a Capella(+ someone else)/Blake Griffin trade would be fun
     
  18. Brocktoon

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    so the center piece would be a lesser player that also happens to play the same position as a max contract player already on the team? And Houston has no draft picks left to add either?
     
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    You can get a 3rd team involved
     
  20. ShuPoor

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    To make money work you need both Capela and Gordon. Seems iffy
     
  21. MG2

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    Blake would be great in Houston. The problem is then they would immediately need someone like Capela and Gordon. Such is life when you have 5 players that tie up all your cap and no other assets.
     
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  27. MG2

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    Not always a huge Kevin Arnovitz fan, but his pod with Zach Lowe was awesome this week. Great Chris Paul convo and also interesting that his first big takeaway from the summer was essentially "the NBA creates all this buzz, but does it actually matter in the grand scheme of things?" Thought both of those convos were really good.

    Lowe's out of nowhere tangents (like talking about diets at the end of that pod) can be so awkward.
     
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  31. Crepeswithasmile

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    Random fact i saw the other day: Every player in NBA history named TJ has played for the Pacers at some point in their careers.
     
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    3 of the 4 are currently on the team
     
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  33. ShuPoor

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    Mavs already waving the white flag on Giannis
     
  34. dump

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    :no:
     
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  37. Fudd VanVleet

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    I just read that article and it seems David West is unreasonably upset here.
     
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  39. Mister Me Too

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    This has to be the most lucrative 2-way contract in the NBA.
     
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  43. Jesse Palmer

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    If that's the case, then you should have bought two seats.

    Asshole.
     
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    Kendrick, you made over $55 million in your NBA career (without any endorsement money you might've come in to) and are all over the place making TV appearances now and you can't afford to upgrade to a first class ticket?
     
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  49. ShuPoor

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  50. Crepeswithasmile

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    we're going to be sending a team led by Lou Williams and Grayson Allen at this rate.

     
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