2020-21 NBA Thread: Where Portland Catches Some Breaks

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  1. ShuPoor

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  2. MG2

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    Okafor got the minimum. The only thing he's costing is a roster spot (which still feels like too much).
     
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  3. bwi2

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    More likely paying him 30 to stand in a corner while Ball goes 10-29 every night
     
  4. bwi2

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    I couldn’t find a number. I actually think that’s a decent deal, except for how buried he is behind your 9 other bigs
     
  5. poor paul

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    that might be worse than the Westbrook contract.
     
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  7. MG2

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    Charlotte has to move one of Zeller, Batum or Rozier now, right? They're $10M short of the space needed to sign Hayward for that.
     
  8. Clown

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    At least Orlando resigned to their fate of only making the play in game and only spent on cheap bums
     
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    sigh
     
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    I like it!

     
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  11. poor paul

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  12. Houndster

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    Looks like opting out was the right decision
     
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  16. MG2

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  17. Fusiontegra

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    Bradley used to be a really nice 3 and D player - injuries derail him? He opted out of the bubble, if I remember?
     
  18. fsuNizz

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    Getting him is huge for defense
     
  19. ShuPoor

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    He's been coasting on rep for a while. His teams have had better numbers with him off the floor like four years in a row
     
  20. Lyrtch

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    I feel like since Jordan did it my hayward argument despite being technically wrong is still right in spirit
     
  21. Fusiontegra

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    We’re gonna fix that right up.

    I know this rarely happens but I’m living the dream that we got 2016 Bradley for 6mil/yr
     
  22. ShuPoor

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    I mean yeah, the opportunity cost is minimal and he's insurance if Nunn has turned back into a pumpkin for good. It's too low risk to ever be considered a bad move, i just doubt it's an obvious plus for Miami.
     
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  23. Charles DeMar

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  25. duc15

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    Great signing by Phoenix
     
  26. MG2

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    "technically wrong" is one way of putting it. The man opted out of $34M and got $120M over 4 years.
     
  27. vander02

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    This starting to get really annoying, liking all the moves my team makes in an offseason. Crowder is such a great fit to either push Cam as the starter/crunch time 4 or getting a ton of shots with the sub unit. Something indefensibly stupid needs to happen soon so I can feel normal
     
  28. duc15

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  29. vander02

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    Bridges over Saric but yeah, pretty solid crunch time 5
     
  30. MG2

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    Bridges > Crowder and Saric. Johnson > Saric probably, too
     
  31. duc15

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    oh yea forgot about him. A lot of different wing options is nice
     
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    Good for crowder
    We weren’t giving him or anyone a 3 year deal
     
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  33. Lyrtch

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    thank you for agreeing with me
     
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  35. Handcuffed

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    i'm somewhat surprised at the reaction to hayward's deal. hayward is charlotte's best avenue to getting better and i dont really know what their path for improving is outside of signing him. flip batum's contract + something else for a disgruntled star on an expiring deal? who else could they spend cap space on that's as good as hayward?

    i know i'm more bullish on hayward's abilities than others here - i remember Hayward trade proposals by MG2 a few weeks back - but he's instantly charlotte's best player and makes life easier for ball, washington, bridges, and whomever else they'll keep (i assume they'll trade one of rozier or graham).

    4 years fully-guaranteed is a big commitment for someone who hasnt been healthy and is on the older side of prime age but the money wasn't going to be used any better imo.


    edit - stretching batum because you gave hayward more money than you had is really bad and dumb. but the initial reactions were naive to the fact that charlotte didn't have $30M in space so that's what my reaction is towards.
     
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  36. ShuPoor

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    I don’t see how the Warriors make the playoffs without Klay

    Suns and Pelicans got better. Blazers got better and healthier. Grizzlies stayed the same.
     
  38. ZeroPointZero

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    Not forming an opinion on the Hayward deal until I know how much it screws Boston
     
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  39. ATXCane03

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    Love Jae. Forgot how to shoot in the Finals but was really good otherwise
     
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    THEY ARE GONNA STRETCH OUT BATUM’S DEAL LMBO

     
  42. MG2

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    So Hayward is actually costing Charlotte $147M over the next 4 years (when you add in the Batum buyout).
     
  43. ShuPoor

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    That is a deeply upsetting series of transactions
     
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    :roll:
     
  45. ATXCane03

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    Feel like Batum in Miami is a really good fit
     
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    you are a fucking idiot
     
  47. Lyrtch

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  49. joey jo-jo jr shabadoo

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    charlotte horrornets
     
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  50. Manny

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    TIL Batum is only 31 years old. Lmao.
     
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