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Re: 2019 Summer Rumors official thread
« Reply #1620 on: July 08, 2019, 03:19:54 PM »

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Is the Kemba/Rozier S&T finaled yet? I see no reference to it anywhere.

Yes, the Celts pick up the lower of the NY/Brooklyn second rounders next year in the deal.

So, 32, LOL.

If Kyrie gets a boo boo, it could be a high second rounder and we know the Knicks will be bad as well. 😁
What was the incentive for doing a sign and trade? Seems like a mid 2nd round pick. What was the point?

To get a 2nd round pick for free.

According to this https://www.masslive.com/celtics/2019/07/boston-celtics-officially-acquire-kemba-walker-in-sign-and-trade-for-terry-rozier.html, we are swapping 2nd round picks.  So, it seems like a swap of our 2nd rounder for Brooklyn's.  Totally insignificant return in retrospect.  After thinking about this, I think we agreed to do a sign and trade because it left us some chance of re-signing Horford.  But after that ship had sailed, we didn't want to renege.

Our 2nd is protected ó not sure how much protection is there, but it wouldnít surprise me if we ultimately kept it.

We did the sign-and-trade for two reasons:

1) Maintaining NBA relationships ó we helped Charlotte fill a void from Kemba, and helped Rozier get a good contract.

2) To give us a chance to negotiate with Brooklyn and/or Philly for a larger sign-and-trade.

Re: 2019 Summer Rumors official thread
« Reply #1621 on: July 08, 2019, 03:25:49 PM »

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Sources: Lakers intend to start LeBron James at point guard

LAS VEGAS ó The new-look Los Angeles Lakers are heading into the 2019-20 season with the intention of starting LeBron James at point guard, league sources told Yahoo Sports.

James, 34, will be entering his 17th NBA season and is prepared to become the floor general in an effort to maximize a roster thatís suddenly built to contend for a championship with the addition of All-Star forward Anthony Davis and a few complementary pieces.

James, a four-time league MVP, and newly acquired Danny Green are expected to start in the backcourt, sources said.

James was limited to a career-low 55 games in his first season with the Lakers because of a groin injury, but he has since recovered and is in great shape with no restrictions, sources said.

A superstar with an immense skill set, the 6-foot-8 James has started at the point sparingly throughout his career. But itís a role heís more than comfortable handling because heís operated primarily as a point-forward for the bulk of his career.

Rajon Rondo, Quinn Cook and Alex Caruso are the other point guards on the roster. Lonzo Ball, who was traded to New Orleans, and Rondo handled the role last season.

https://sports.yahoo.com/sources-lakers-intend-to-start-le-bron-james-at-point-guard-184422305.html

KCP and Danny Green to start on the wings. KCP to defend PGs. Green to defend top wings. LeBron to take easiest defensive assignment on the wing. That could work well defensively.

I like LeBron playing PG offensively. It is what he does best.

They could also swap in AB for KCP in this scheme, especially against smaller PGs.

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« Reply #1622 on: July 09, 2019, 12:17:58 PM »

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Korver ó whose expiring contract could be waived for the cost of $3.4 million ó will consider signing with the Los Angeles Lakers, Milwaukee Bucks and Philadelphia 76ers once he clears waivers, league sources told ESPNís Adrian Wojnarowski
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Re: 2019 Summer Rumors official thread
« Reply #1623 on: July 09, 2019, 12:41:50 PM »

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Korver ó whose expiring contract could be waived for the cost of $3.4 million ó will consider signing with the Los Angeles Lakers, Milwaukee Bucks and Philadelphia 76ers once he clears waivers, league sources told ESPNís Adrian Wojnarowski
not digging any of those landing spots for him (in regards to it helping the opposition). 

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« Reply #1624 on: July 10, 2019, 11:00:07 PM »

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Mavs and Grizzlies talking trade for Andre Iguodala
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DALLAS - The Dallas Mavericks' long-standing desire to shed themselves of Courtney Lee has manifested itself in a trade offer from the Mavs to Memphis that would send Lee and a second-round pick to the Grizzlies in exchange for veteran standout Andre Iguodala, sources tell DallasBasketball.com.

The Grizzlies' so-far response, DBcom has been told, is that they are unwilling to take on the ballast of Lee's $12.759 million salary in such a deal.

https://247sports.com/nba/mavericks/Article/Scoop-Mavs-and-Grizzlies-talking-trade-of-Courtney-Lee-for-Andre-Iguodala-133570404/

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« Reply #1625 on: July 14, 2019, 08:00:35 PM »

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OKC, to this point, has offered nothing enticing enough to seriously  interest Heat in Chris Paul talks. Heat won't close door if that changes, but this is OKC trying to move Paul, not Heat actively pursuing player

https://twitter.com/flasportsbuzz/status/1150164353301327872

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The @NZBreakers are trying to convince Joakim Noah to play in Australia's @nbl next season, league sources say, with Breakers owner Matt Walsh -- Noah's former collegiate teammate -- leading the recruitment

The reality for the Breakers is that Noah has received NBA interest this summer from teams in search of frontcourt depth and is said to be taking a very "selective" approach about where he plays next season at 34 after making a successful comeback last season with Memphis

https://twitter.com/TheSteinLine/status/1150178677281447936

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Free agent big man Kosta Koufos has received preliminary interest from Detroit, Sacramento, Toronto and Milwaukee, league sources tell Yahoo Sports. The veteran, noted for his defense and rim protection, could be a later signing.

https://twitter.com/ChrisBHaynes/status/1150432300317806592

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« Reply #1626 on: July 15, 2019, 12:02:04 PM »

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Barring a last-minute trade, the Cavs are expected to waive JR Smith today, a league source said.

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« Reply #1627 on: July 15, 2019, 12:46:41 PM »

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Korver ó whose expiring contract could be waived for the cost of $3.4 million ó will consider signing with the Los Angeles Lakers, Milwaukee Bucks and Philadelphia 76ers once he clears waivers, league sources told ESPNís Adrian Wojnarowski
not digging any of those landing spots for him (in regards to it helping the opposition).
Well Korver is a terrible defender, so it's not like he automatically helps a team by joining.

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« Reply #1628 on: July 15, 2019, 01:30:38 PM »

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Korver ó whose expiring contract could be waived for the cost of $3.4 million ó will consider signing with the Los Angeles Lakers, Milwaukee Bucks and Philadelphia 76ers once he clears waivers, league sources told ESPNís Adrian Wojnarowski
not digging any of those landing spots for him (in regards to it helping the opposition).
Well Korver is a terrible defender, so it's not like he automatically helps a team by joining.

Yeah, he's also 38 years old, will be 39 by the time the playoffs start. There's not much he can do except stand out on the perimeter and shoot.

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« Reply #1629 on: July 15, 2019, 02:07:50 PM »

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Korver ó whose expiring contract could be waived for the cost of $3.4 million ó will consider signing with the Los Angeles Lakers, Milwaukee Bucks and Philadelphia 76ers once he clears waivers, league sources told ESPNís Adrian Wojnarowski
not digging any of those landing spots for him (in regards to it helping the opposition).
Well Korver is a terrible defender, so it's not like he automatically helps a team by joining.

Yeah, he's also 38 years old, will be 39 by the time the playoffs start. There's not much he can do except stand out on the perimeter and shoot.

He also really was not a factor in playoff games last year. I donít think he really helps any of these teams except in a last minute situation where they desperately need a three (but you donít really want to waste a roster spot for that)

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« Reply #1630 on: July 15, 2019, 05:49:19 PM »

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Korver ó whose expiring contract could be waived for the cost of $3.4 million ó will consider signing with the Los Angeles Lakers, Milwaukee Bucks and Philadelphia 76ers once he clears waivers, league sources told ESPNís Adrian Wojnarowski
not digging any of those landing spots for him (in regards to it helping the opposition).
Well Korver is a terrible defender, so it's not like he automatically helps a team by joining.

Yeah, he's also 38 years old, will be 39 by the time the playoffs start. There's not much he can do except stand out on the perimeter and shoot.

He also really was not a factor in playoff games last year. I donít think he really helps any of these teams except in a last minute situation where they desperately need a three (but you donít really want to waste a roster spot for that)
He's only going to get vet minimum from any of the three teams so they can just cut him if they need the roster spot.  If  not Korver, who else do you sign?  It is pretty much the bottom of the barrel on available free agents.  At least Korver has an elite skill that is coveted.  Would you rather have Korver or J.R. Smith? 

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« Reply #1631 on: July 15, 2019, 05:53:11 PM »

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Philadelphia 76ers star Ben Simmons has agreed to a five-year, $170 million maximum contract extension


Re: 2019 Summer Rumors official thread
« Reply #1632 on: July 15, 2019, 07:51:39 PM »

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ABDEL NADER!!! And Yabu was apparently stretched over the next three years...

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With today the deadline, all signs point to the Thunder guaranteeing Abdel Naderís contract for next season. Nader appeared in 61 games for OKC last season.

https://twitter.com/royceyoung/status/1150816420567158784?s=21

Celtics Sign Vincent Poirier:
https://www.nba.com/celtics/news/pressrelease/celtics-sign-vincent-poirier-0

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The two-year deal the Celtics agreed to today with big man Vincent Poirier was for a total of $5.1 million, league sources told ESPN. Poirier averaged 10.5 points and 7.3 rebounds last season for Baskonia in 59 games between the Spanish and Euroleagues.

https://twitter.com/timbontemps/status/1150908712023986176?s=21

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Order of timeline for Boston today and tomorrow:

* C. Edwards- cap space
* V. Poirier- cap space
* D. Theis- early bird to exceed the cap
* B. Wanamaker- vet exception
* E. Kanter- room exception

Cap space was create when Guers. Yabusele was waived-and-stretched.

https://twitter.com/bobbymarks42/status/1150909921707380738?s=21

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« Reply #1633 on: July 15, 2019, 08:48:29 PM »

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Philadelphia 76ers star Ben Simmons has agreed to a five-year, $170 million maximum contract extension

Philly spent a ton of cash this year! All in!

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« Reply #1634 on: July 15, 2019, 09:07:17 PM »

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Philly spent a ton of cash this year! All in!

While I've not been huge on the tanking display that Philly engaged in for so many years, I have to say that they really have needed to make good decisions along the way (knowing that you can't make all the right ones).  And the obvious struggle for non-LAL teams is that you can't count on players choosing to come your way, or remain with you.  They've done well and if they should end up playing LAL in June I will be rooting like crazy for them.