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Discussion in 'Know Your Enemy' started by Quazza, Aug 16, 2010.

  1. MadBallers

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    I agree with your take on Paul to the Spurs, he would be perfect for that team. However, he strikes me as a guy who would take the money Everytime. And he would still pay plenty of federal tax 30-35%. The no Texas state tax would save him the 13% percent CA tax.

    So not counting Federal Taxes:

    Texas: $152 million
    CA: $205 million - 13% = about $25 million, so $175 million roughly. $23 million difference is about $5 million a year is s alot.
     
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    I think we'll be facing the Celtics in next year's Championship :D

    They are probably going to get two, maybe three, excellent players for next season.
     
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    If they get Fultz and add a top tier free agent, there's a big chance the Cavs will finally have to beat a real contender in the East.
     
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    It's a hell of a thing how the East's #1 team got the #1 draft pick.

    IT is a heck of a player. Never quits, never backs down. And for some reason, they give us trouble.

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    And let's not forget they have Brooklyn's 2018 first round pick as well...
     
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    Danny Ainge :bow:
     
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    Prokhorov... :roll:
     
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    Well whatever it is, I'll be glad if the East has another good contender.

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    Seems like the Sixers are taking Fultz at #1. Which, ironically, it's all on Hinkie. The Process really works, as proven by the fact that his tanking is what gave the Sixers enough assets to make this deal.

    Always liked Hinkie and thought he deserved another shot. Not popular among league circles, but a really smart guy that knew what he was doing, and not afraid to do whatever it takes to build a contender, even if means going against what the league wants. Go Hinkie!!!
     
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    Wow, Fultz-Simmons-Embiid is quite the young core three. Obviously, it remains to be seen what Fultz and Simmons will bring having yet play an NBA game, but they've certainly cashed in on these high lottery picks.
     
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    Paul George notified the Pacers that he unsurprisingly is non-committed to Indiana after the 2017-18 season. That's kind of him to let them know rather than playing this back and forth. Now they're tasked to move him for young assets before the February trade deadline.

    They've allegedly reached out to Cleveland, but obviously, they're not going to part ways with Love or Irving for a rental since George wants to join the Lakers. Not sure any team would part their young assets for a rental really. So unless Kevin Pritchard can convince the Lakers to give up a Julius Randle and Brandon Ingram, they're in a bind. But I guess we'll get a better sense of things depending on who the Lakers go to with the second overall pick.
     
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    LA has already said they aren't moving one of their young guys to get George now. Indy's the one in trouble...
     
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    The Lakers have been adamant on growing their own investments rather than going on a shopping spree. They're going to wait it out.
     
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    And Cleveland ain't trading Kevin Love or Irving for a one-year rental (probably wouldn't move Irving even if George were willing to sign an extension, tho).
     
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    Jimmy Butler is their Option 1B. But it's going to take compliance from another team to make it happen. Chicago needs to move Butler just as much as Indiana needs to move George, but the Bulls position isn't as tough as the Pacers just yet.

    What team would be attracted to trading off young assets for Kevin Love's long term deal?
     
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    The Knicks? Losing assets never stopped them before... :p
     
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    Buttler to the wolves and George to the lakers? Damn man, as if the west wasn't strong enough already.

    I hope the Celts gobble up some good talent and give the east some proper competition.
     
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    At this pace, Philly will be the only team with any talent in the east... go figure! :cool:
     
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    Chauncey Billups says "thanks, but no" to the Cavs. He has decided to pass on the offer to become the new Cavs GM because "the timing isn't right". In other words, nobody wants to work for Dan Gilbert, and once Lebron leaves, the most likely outcome is that you become a lame duck and, ultimately, a fired GM.
     
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    The writing is on the wall for Cleveland. LeBron fulfilled his promise of bringing at least one title for that organization. It would not shock the world one bit if he heads west next summer.
     

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