2014 NBA Offseason Thread

Discussion in 'Know Your Enemy' started by xbay, Jun 25, 2014.

  1. TMC

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    Smart move. There's an opt-out (for the player) the last year of the deal, so it's basically a two-year deal, as Parsons will try to lock up another big deal after the first two (unless he gets injured or some freaky event like that, in which case it's still a tradable asset that last year). And this means Houston has to decide in three days if they match the offer (putting and end to their chance to add a max contract) or to let him go and keep pursuing Bosh.

    If they're smart, the Rockets will go hard after Bosh and the Mavs will revamp their frontline with Parsons and Chandler, which makes them a playoff contender again.

    Anything can happen, tho. This offseason has been crazy so far.
     
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    If that happens, isn't there a team out there going after Dirk? maybe the Rockets? thought I read that somewhere...
     
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    Dirk resigned with Dallas...he is a lifer and will most likely retire as a Maverick in a few years.
     
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    Chum NBA 1st Team All Pro

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    Just getting Chandler makes the Mavs a contender again in my eyes. If they get Parsons as well I think they become one of the best in the West... which is really saying something.

    A lot of teams are locked into place, unable to make deals, because of the LeBron and Love ripple effects. With as tight as things are in the West getting one good player (not a superstar) in a position of weakness can shift the balance of power.

    I worry that the Warriors are missing important opportunities by trying to get Love.

    I still say our biggest weakness is defense in the paint, and Love doesn't really solve that (not saying I don't want Love Quaz.) I'm just saying that regardless of us getting Love or not, we still need to address this issue.
     
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    Chandler wasn't that great last year... then again, it was the Knicks. Other than him and Melo, they had nothing.

    But age and injuries seem to be catching up to him. He's still solid, and definitely and improvement over Dalembert... but not a DPOY anymore. The Mavs will be really good, but I don't think they're in a position to challenge for the west title yet, unless they get lucky in the playoffs, with favorable matchups or injuries to other guys.

    :2cents
     
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    So Houston is gonna have a starting five of... Beverley - Harden - Parsons - Bosh - Howard.

    Outside of PG, that is a talented, ruggedass lineup. A lot of versatility and can hurt you in a lot of ways. Lin looks like he's out...not sure if Asik is out the door as well. They won't have much depth outside of Terrance Jones regardless.
     
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    Idk, its a very talented lineup, but having Harden and Bosh removes the rugged description for me.
     
  8. xbay

    xbay NBA 1st Team All Pro Staff Member

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    Don't know how the bench shapes up after the salary is totaled, but what a job Daryl Morey has done in a few years.

    Btw, Stein said HOU is working on moving Lin to the Lakers.
     
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    Man, the West is not getting any weaker is it? .... gonna be a tough season. Hope we can get a big body or two to protect the paint and Klay and Livingston learn how to live at the FT line when the shots are not falling. We'll have to continue our defensive intensity and that's how we are going to squeak by some of these teams... not going to be easy.
     
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    Harden is fair, but Bosh has been a tremendous defensive presence for Miami as of late. He's very underrated in that regard.

    Keeping Jones is key, and they have to find a backup PG, because Bev has proven to be everything but reliable when it comes to health. But if they can find one, and maybe add another useful bench player, that's a ring contender right there.
     
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    Damn. Bosh 5 years, $115m with the Heat again... Rockets traded Lin away for nothing!
     
  12. MadBallers

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    Hahaha...suck it Houston!!!
     
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    And F**k Miami, I cannot stand that city and the entire state of Florida! I hope they never win another title. I will be rooting for the Cleveland Cavaliers to do well.
     
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    xbay NBA 1st Team All Pro Staff Member

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    Holy shit. I was over at work thinking, "F*CK, Houston's getting Bosh." Guess they'll be going after Love now. Good for Bosh. He deserves it.

    Btw, any of you guys smirking like an evil bastard when you realized that Bron, Melo, Bosh, Love, etc .. all these top stars will not be going to the Lakers! Woo! Kobe left out to dry!

    - But at least he's got Swaggy P? Dude re-signed for four years, $21.5M

    - And reports are that Pau Gasol is close to finalizing a deal with the Chicago Bulls. The Lakers were trying to work on a S&T, but it sounds like Gasol & the Bulls are pushing to get the deal done before that.

    - The Suns and Kings are finalizing a S&T to bring Isaiah Thomas to Phoenix on a four year, $27M contract.

    EDIT;

    - Melo returns to NY for five years, $129M.
     
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    i don't understand the Thomas sign and trade at all from the Kings side of things?

    Oh and Jordan Hill for 9mill a year??? LOLakers
     
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    Pual Pierce to the Wizards...2 years $11.5 mil. The Wizards are going to be players in the East...nice veteran signing here.
     
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    xbay NBA 1st Team All Pro Staff Member

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    Would've liked to see him in a Warriors uni on that deal, but guess they wanted to keep those minutes for Dray and Barnes.
     
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    xbay NBA 1st Team All Pro Staff Member

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    Two years, $20M for Luol Deng to play in South Beach. Once the financials for Wade come out, I'd say Riley did a solid job keeping Miami from free falling. They could've walked away from all this with only a fragile Dwyane Wade. Now it's...

    Bosh or a natural C
    McRoberts or Bosh
    Deng
    Wade
    Cole

    They have Granger & Napier off the bench, thus far. I actually can't wait to see Cole as a starter (unless they bring Chalmers back, which I hope they don't for Cole's sake).
     
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    I'm interested to see if who's going to come out as the leader of the team, Bosh or Wade. Deng was a huge huge addition, and I expect them to return to the playffs, but as a 7th/8th seed maybe.

    Sidenote, Wizards are gonna cause major trouble this year, they'll lead the "middle tier" of the East.
     
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    xbay NBA 1st Team All Pro Staff Member

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    What's the "middle tier" in the East? The 1st seed? Lol.

    I don't see any clear favorites in the East. Indiana, Toronto, Washington, Chicago & Cleveland will fight in the top 5, but I wouldn't call any of them elite.

    EDIT;

    - Birdman returns to Miami for two years, $10M.

    - Three years, $22M+ for Pau Gasol and the Bulls.
     

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