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  1. Ejack37

    Ejack37 Robot in Disguise

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    So...I figure with all the off season stuff happening now it would probably be time to start a new thread.

    So far:

    Deron is sticking with the Nets
    Steve Nash is a Laker?! What?!?

    Go Lakeshow!
     
  2. SCPrime

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    My coworker and I have been talking awhile of how it'll be nice for the Lakers to somehow get Nash. Lakers needed a PG and Nash would be attainable given Lakers cap (ie they can't go after a really big time PG in his prime like a Deron Williams due to cap issues). Still, I didn't think it would happen so it's a really pleasant surprise. I doubt the Lakers would be able to resign Sessions now though. I doubt Sessions wants to be the backup for Nash. But if the Lakers could resign Sessions that would be a great backup. Lord knows the Lakers need bench help.
     
  3. Ejack37

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    Last I read, the Lakers have stopped their pursuit of Sessions and I think NYK is going after him. They are also saying they are going to keep the core of Pau, Bynum and KB intact. They are just going to fill out their bench. I read that Nash was going to try and recruit Grant Hill. We'll see what they do, but they have the all in mentality right now. They are pretty much saying Eff the Future, we'll worry about that later.
     
  4. Predaking

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    Lakers can't get any better than acquiring Nash this offseason. Lakers get significant improvement at PG pos without giving up any of their assets. I say screw the Cap and go all out these 3 years by getting help for the bench while not dumping salaries. In 3 years when both Kobe and Nash retired Lakers will have plenty of salaries coming off the book. Keep Gasol, Bynum (unless they can trade him for Howard), and MWP, get an outside shooter and this team will be that much better. Good enough to beat OKC? I think so.
     
  5. Ejack37

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    More moves in this offseason. Lowry to the Raptors, Jamal Crawford and Billups(resign) with the Clippers.
     
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    Haha, the Rockets don't have a PG and they're totally banking on the offer sheet Jeremy Lin signed. If NY matches it, they're fucked.
     
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    It's slightly concerning when a fair number of teams in the West are upgrading, and the Thunder's big move is signing Thabeet, the guy who ESPN ranked as absolute last in this year's free agency class. From what I've read, the Thunder brass have coveted him since they narrowly dodged the bullet... er, I mean, missed him in the draft. I think if he can't get motivated in Oklahoma City with the way our guys practice, it won't happen anywhere. At least it's six more fouls to throw at the Laker bigs, if nothing else. Hopefully Maynor comes back strong and PJ3 can contribute off the bench. I still feel like the Thunder would benefit from one more consistent scoring option. Maybe Ibaka will get more consistency playing with Spain.

    Amazing how bad the wheels came off for Dallas this off-season. People were talking about them adding Howard and Williams, and instead they get neither, and lose Kidd and Terry to boot.
     
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    The team Dallas won with last year was built for 1 season. As soon as they lost guys like Chandler, Butler, Barea, and Stevenson last offseason, I knew they were going to struggle and that they weren't going to last in the playoffs. Losing guys like Terry and Kidd makes it even worse. There's hardly anything left from the '11 squad outside of Dirk.
     
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    Even with the addition of Nash I still rank OKC ahead of Lakers. But if Lakers can somehow swap Bynum with Howard and upgrade their shoddy bench then OKC better be concerned.
     
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    I'm not even sure if I want Bynum. He's talented and could probably do really well in an offense where he's the focal point (as opposed to sharing touches with Kobe and Gasol), but his injury history is what scares me. Also, who is to say that he won't become petulant and wear out his welcome in Orlando?

    Either way, Dwight is dead to me.
     
  11. Ejack37

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    Either way they both have injury history. Dwight has back issues and those are pretty hard to heal from.
     
  12. Ejack37

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    Yeah, this is funny considering how deep they were in the PG position. They should have moved Lowry last year when they had the chance for Pau and kept Dragic.
     
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    Hard to heal from, but he did get the surgery almost as soon as he shut it down for the season in March/April. He'll also be sitting out the games in London, so he'll have a full offseason to recover. Also, prior to that, Dwight has had no real injury history.

    Let's not liken Dwight's back to Bynum's knee(s).
     
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    OKC still best team in the west even with current roster intact. All they need is someone who can defend Lebron cuz it's likely going to be mainly OKC and Miami in the finals for the next few years.
     
  15. Ejack37

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    Ray Allen is taking his talents to South Beach
     
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    Why does Miami need Ray?
    I don't see the point. I don't really know Heat's roster, but I know they got some 3 point shooters like Mario and Shane. Can some explain this to me?
     
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    Because he is the best 3 point shooter. Also, Wade will be coming of surgery and they want to keep his minutes low.
     
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    Allen would make a good replacement for Mike Miller, who was supposed to be a big 3 pt threat when they assembled the big 3, but has been bogged down by injuries. It really just adds some much appreciated depth, allows them to run a rotation, and it definitely won't be a bad thing to have Ray Allen coming off your bench to give a boost to the inside dominance of the big 3 or replace a tired star for a spell. Plus, I don't know how much you can depend on Battier for making 3's like just he did in the playoffs. He's there as a defensive specialist, and while Mario can make the three, it's not his bread and butter as with Allen. Then they kinda have James Jones, but given he can't do much at all besides shoot the three, I see Ray Allen as a very good pickup.
     
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    Didn't expect nash to go to the lakers. How will he play there?
     

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