Official 2018 NBA Off-Season Thread - I'm trying, Jennifer.

Discussion in 'Sports & Training' started by big j 33, Jun 11, 2018.

Where will LeBron end up?

Poll closed Jul 2, 2018.
  1. Cavs

  2. Lakers

  3. Clippers

  4. Spurs

  5. Celtics

  6. Rockets

  7. 76ers

  8. Knicks

  9. Heat

  10. Field

  1. big j 33

    big j 33

    Jun 1, 2006
    With the 2017-2018 season official over, a thanks to @MVP for being the OP for the last NBA thread, so let's kick off what is sure to be an eventful summer.

    Congrats to the Golden State Warriors for back to back championships and their third in four years.

    The offseason tried to get off to a roaring start with the Colangelo drama, so let's look forward to an entertaining NBA offseason and a hopeful quick answer to the LeBron question

    A quick and solid breakdown for some of LeBron's destinations from ESPN

    Another breakdown from Sports Illustratred

    LeBron’s Next Team Odds
    Los Angeles Lakers +200
    Philadelphia 76ers +350
    Miami Heat +500
    New York Knicks +750
    Houston Rockets +1000
    San Antonio Spurs +2000
    Cleveland Cavaliers +3000
    Golden State Warriors +5000
    Boston Celtics +5000
    Chicago Bulls +7500
    Oklahoma City Thunder +7500
    Washington Wizards +10000
    Field (Any Other) +1000

    1. Kevin Durant
    Player Option / Small Forward / 6-9 / Team: Golden State Warriors
    26.4 ppg, 6.8 rbg, 5.4 apg
    Still only 29 years old, Durant is just now entering his career peak. Will dominate for seasons to come.

    Agent: Rich Kleiman

    2017/18 Earnings:$25,000,000

    Career Earnings:$132,183,333
    2. LeBron James
    Player Option / Small Forward / 6-8 / Team: Cleveland Cavaliers
    27.5 ppg, 8.6 rpg, 9.1 apg
    The best player in the game, James is showing little sign of slowing down even in his age-33 season.

    Agent: Rich Paul

    2017/18 Earnings:$33,285,709

    Career Earnings:$200,607,292
    3. Paul George
    Player Option / Small Forward / 6-9 / Team: Oklahoma City Thunder
    21.9 ppg, 5.7 rpg, 3.3 apg
    One of the league’s top two-way wings, Paul George does a bit of everything on the floor, including score at a very healthy rate.

    Agent: Aaron Mintz

    2017/18 Earnings:$19,300,000

    Career Earnings:$61,391,831
    4. Chris Paul
    Unrestricted / Point Guard / 6-0 / Team: Houston Rockets
    18.6 ppg, 5.4 rpb, 7.9 apg
    When healthy, Chris Paul is still arguably the top pure floor general in the game, with unmatched court vision and underrated scoring chops.

    Agent: Leon Rose

    2017/18 Earnings:$24,268,959

    Career Earnings:$162,527,669
    5. DeMarcus Cousins
    Unrestricted / Center / 6-11 / Team: New Orleans Pelicans
    25.2 ppg, 12.9 rpg, 5.4 apg
    The most dominant big man in the league has improved his maturity. Will DeMarcus Cousins’ torn Achilles affect whether he gets a max contract this summer?

    Agent: Jarinn Akana

    2017/18 Earnings:$18,063,850

    Career Earnings:$62,648,136
    6. Clint Capela
    Restricted / Center / 6-10 / Team: Houston Rockets
    13.9 ppg, 10.8 rpg
    He has become one of the most efficient players in the NBA. Understands his limitations and plays to his strengths extremely well.

    Agent: Jason Ranne

    2017/18 Earnings:$2,334,528

    Career Earnings:$3,728,160
    7. DeAndre Jordan
    Player Option / Center / 6-11 / Team: Los Angeles Clippers
    12.0 ppg, 15.2 rpg
    One of the NBA’s best rebounders, DeAndre Jordan can improve any defense merely with his presence down low.

    Agent: Jeff Schwartz

    2017/18 Earnings:$22,642,350

    Career Earnings:$84,067,825
    8. Aaron Gordon
    Restricted / Power Forward / 6-9 / Team: Orlando Magic
    17.6 ppg, 7.9 rpg
    A prototypical modern forward with athleticism and some ball-handling chops. Whether he can ever become a consistent three-point shooter will define his eventual ceiling.

    Agent: Bill Duffy

    2017/18 Earnings:$5,504,419

    Career Earnings:$12,515,040
    9. Julius Randle
    Restricted / Power Forward / 6-9 / Team: Los Angeles Lakers
    16.1 ppg, 8.0 rpg
    One of the league’s most improved players, Julius Randle became a force in his fourth season. Will he be a part of the Lakers’ future?

    Agent: Aaron Mintz

    2017/18 Earnings:$4,149,242

    Career Earnings:$9,396,720
    10. Jabari Parker
    Restricted / Small Forward / 6-8 / Team: Milwaukee Bucks
    12.6 ppg, 4.9 rpg
    Never looked fully comfortable after returning from a torn ACL. The health of his knees will determine the size of his next contract.

    Agent: Mark Bartelstein

    2017/18 Earnings:$6,782,392

    Career Earnings:$15,457,320
    11. Isaiah Thomas
    Unrestricted / Point Guard / 5-9 / Team: Los Angeles Lakers
    15.2 ppg, 4.8 apg
    Never able to get fully healthy in 2017-18, how Isaiah Thomas recovers from hip surgery will determine how much interest he garners on the open market.

    Agent: Sam Goldfeder

    2017/18 Earnings:$6,261,394

    Career Earnings:$23,914,451
    12. Tyreke Evans
    Unrestricted / Shooting Guard / 6-6 / Team: Memphis Grizzlies
    19.4 ppg, 5.1 rpg, 5.2 apg
    Only three players averaged at least 19.0 ppg, 5.0 rpb and 5.0 apg last season while shooting over 39 percent from three: Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry and… Tyreke Evans. Will garner major interest on the secondary market.

    Agent: Darren ‘Mats’ Matsubara

    2017/18 Earnings:$3,290,000

    Career Earnings:$63,831,924
    13. Zach LaVine
    Restricted / Shooting Guard / 6-5 / Team: Chicago Bulls
    16.7 ppg, 3.0 apg
    An athletic specimen who found his niche playing off the ball, Zach LaVine was solid in his return from a torn ACL.

    Agent: Bill Duffy

    2017/18 Earnings:$3,202,217

    Career Earnings:$6,445,080
    14. Carmelo Anthony
    Player Option / Small Forward / 6-8 / Team: Oklahoma City Thunder
    16.2 ppg, 5.8 rpg
    Still an above-average scorer, Carmelo Anthony can play the 4-spot, space the floor from deep and get you a bucket when games get tight.

    Agent: Leon Rose

    2017/18 Earnings:$26,243,760

    Career Earnings:$201,120,659
    15. Derrick Favors
    Unrestricted / Power Forward / 6-10 / Team: Utah Jazz
    12.3 ppg, 7.2 rpg
    A throwback power forward with a respectable face-up game, decent passing chops and stout rebounding prowess who is enjoying a resurgent season.

    Agent: Wallace Prather

    2017/18 Earnings:$12,000,000

    Career Earnings:$54,471,159
    16. Trevor Ariza
    Unrestricted / Small Forward / 6-8 / Team: Houston Rockets
    11.7 ppg, 4.4 rpg
    A threat from beyond the arc and a decent defender, Trevor Ariza remains an excellent role player.

    Agent: Aaron Mintz

    2017/18 Earnings:$7,400,000

    Career Earnings:$67,574,565
    17. Enes Kanter
    Player Option / Center / 6-11 / Team: New York Knicks
    14.1 ppg, 11. rpg
    One of the biggest question marks this offseason will be whether or not Enes Kanter opts out of the final year of his deal, which is worth $18.6 million. If he does, his market will be interesting, as the big man is an excellent rebounder and scorer down low but does possess defensive shortcomings.

    Agent: Mark Bartelstein

    2017/18 Earnings:$17,884,176

    Career Earnings:$51,648,935
    18. Will Barton
    Unrestricted / Shooting Guard / 6-6 / Team: Denver Nuggets
    15.7 ppg, 4.1 apg
    One of the most consistent bench scorers in the league, who proved he can also do serious damage as a starter this season, Barton would provide a boost to any team’s offensive output.

    Agent: Aaron Goodwin

    2017/18 Earnings:$3,533,333

    Career Earnings:$9,320,781
    19. Jusuf Nurkic
    Restricted / Center / 6-11 / Team: Portland Trail Blazers
    14.3 ppg, 9.0 rpg
    A bruising center with some passing chops, Jusuf Nurkic greatly improved his play as a member of the Blazers. But did he do so enough to land a major payday? Time will tell.

    Agent: Aylton Tesch

    2017/18 Earnings:$2,947,304

    Career Earnings:$5,526,000
    20. Avery Bradley
    Unrestricted / Shooting Guard / 6-2 / Team: Los Angeles Clippers
    14.3 ppg, 2.5 rpg
    One of the top available shooting guards, Avery Bradley is a prototypical 3-and-D role player.

    Agent: Leon Rose

    2017/18 Earnings:$8,808,989

    Career Earnings:$29,978,423
    21. JJ Redick
    Unrestricted / Shooting Guard / 6-4 / Team: Philadelphia 76ers
    17.1 ppg, 3.0 apg
    One of the league’s top three-point shooters with loads of playoff experience.

    Agent: Aaron Mintz

    2017/18 Earnings:$23,000,000

    Career Earnings:$55,516,715
    22. Elfrid Payton
    Restricted / Point Guard / 6-3 / Team: Phoenix Suns
    12.7 ppg, 6.2 apg
    An athletic lead guard with an improving three-point shot, decent court vision and high defensive potential.

    Agent: Aaron Mintz

    2017/18 Earnings:$3,332,340

    Career Earnings:$7,517,160
    23. Dwyane Wade
    Unrestricted / Shooting Guard / 6-4 / Team: Miami Heat
    11.4 ppg, 3.4 apg
    An aging-but-still-productive 2-guard, Dwyane Wade can’t consistently dominate anymore, but he still shows up in the most important moments.

    Agent: Leon Rose

    2017/18 Earnings:$17,878,652

    Career Earnings:$176,115,934
    24. Marcus Smart
    Restricted / Shooting Guard / 6-4 / Team: Boston Celtics
    10.2 ppg, 4.8 apg
    One of the best defensive guards in the NBA, Marcus Smart can aptly defend positions one through four. His outstanding D makes up for his struggles as a scorer.

    Agent: Happy Walters

    2017/18 Earnings:$4,538,019

    Career Earnings:$10,293,240
    25. Brook Lopez
    Unrestricted / Center / 7-0 / Team: Los Angeles Lakers
    13.0 ppg, 4.0 rpg
    A seven-footer with serious range, Brook Lopez can space the floor quite well for a player of his size. Also a very able rim-protector.

    Agent: Darren ‘Mats’ Matsubara

    2017/18 Earnings:$22,642,350

    Career Earnings:$94,781,137
    26. Rodney Hood
    Restricted / Small Forward / 6-8 / Team: Cleveland Cavaliers
    14.7 ppg, 2.8 rpg
    An athletic, sharpshooting wing who has improved his consistency. Had a career year in 2017-18.

    Agent: Travis King

    2017/18 Earnings:$2,386,864

    Career Earnings:$4,045,320
    27. Dirk Nowitzki
    Team Option / Power Forward / 7-0 / Team: Dallas Mavericks
    12.0 ppg, 5.7 rpg
    A future Hall of Famer who can still score at a somewhat efficient level, despite his advanced age.

    Agent: Holger Geschwindner

    2017/18 Earnings:$5,000,000

    Career Earnings:$241,646,362
    28. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope
    Unrestricted / Shooting Guard / 6-5 / Team: Los Angeles Lakers
    13.4 ppg, 5.2 rpg
    A very solid 3-and-D role player, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope would be a great complementary piece on any team.

    Agent: Rich Paul

    2017/18 Earnings:$17,745,894

    Career Earnings:$11,995,639
    29. Rajon Rondo
    Unrestricted / Point Guard / 6-1 / Team: New Orleans Pelicans
    8.3 ppg, 8.2 apg
    A true floor general with championship experience, Rajon Rondo can still dish out assists with the best of them.

    Agent: Bill Duffy

    2017/18 Earnings:$6,300,000

    Career Earnings:$84,282,884
    30. Kyle Anderson
    Restricted / Small Forward / 6-9 / Team: San Antonio Spurs
    7.9 ppg, 5.4 rpg
    A wing with great size who can play some small-ball power forward, as well as distribute at an above-average rate.

    Agent: Thaddeus Foucher

    2017/18 Earnings:$2,151,704

    Career Earnings:$3,428,639

    Last edited: Jun 16, 2018
  2. Vincent Van Goat

    Vincent Van Goat

    Nov 5, 2012

    Gonna need all the posts saying "Lolololll Lebby aint leaving Cleveland again"
  3. EddieDoyers

    EddieDoyers formerly eddiengambino

    Apr 4, 2012
    Shout out to the OG :nthat:
    big j 33 likes this.
  4. HOU$TON

    HOU$TON formerly convertibleburt

    Apr 15, 2016
    Let’s get it
    Bron to HOUSTON
    Scarface :pimp:
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  5. drewsone


    Sep 12, 2011
    What up fam!!!

    Bron going to Boston dawg :lol:
  6. erupt


    May 11, 2006
    Would have voted for the Warriors if they were an option.


    Would be a hell of a death lineup :pimp:
  7. Vincent Van Goat

    Vincent Van Goat

    Nov 5, 2012
    They got the field at +1000 and the Wizards at +10000 lol

  8. a-friend


    Apr 23, 2014
    Now this is an OffSeason thread.
    Thanks OP
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  9. LebronHasMoreFinalsMVPs

    LebronHasMoreFinalsMVPs formerly realnawf281

    Nov 28, 2016
    Bron to LA
  10. atlsfinest


    Feb 9, 2009
  11. Vincent Van Goat

    Vincent Van Goat

    Nov 5, 2012
    @freeze, odds are +3000 that Lebby comes back to Cleveland. That's easy money for you bro
    jsindaa, bballkid11 and freeze like this.
  12. MVP


    Feb 29, 2008
    Where are the Clippers?
  13. Vincent Van Goat

    Vincent Van Goat

    Nov 5, 2012
    Lol.. Looks like on same odds as Houston and slightly higher than SAS

    Feel like if NYK cap wasn't as screwed up as it is and of course Zinger not being hurt that they'd be a viable option
  14. atlsfinest


    Feb 9, 2009
    Lakers off-season

    1. Trade Deng, the 25th pick, Josh Hart and cash for a 2nd round pick.
    2. Sign LeBron and Paul George
    3. Resign Randle
    4. Sign a back up point guard with the exception.

    Zo/Free agent back-up PG
    Free agent/#25 pick
  15. LebronHasMoreFinalsMVPs

    LebronHasMoreFinalsMVPs formerly realnawf281

    Nov 28, 2016
    Bought some laker mitchell and ness shorts we official
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  16. LebronHasMoreFinalsMVPs

    LebronHasMoreFinalsMVPs formerly realnawf281

    Nov 28, 2016
    Lebron and pg13 to Phoenix book it.
  17. Vincent Van Goat

    Vincent Van Goat

    Nov 5, 2012

  18. a-friend


    Apr 23, 2014
    Is there anyone who would say Kuzma> Tatum, now?
  19. Vincent Van Goat

    Vincent Van Goat

    Nov 5, 2012
    Kinda unfair to say since kuzma didn’t have a chance to play in the post season

    For now Tatum has the leg up but that doesn’t mean anything for their futures

    I do think Tatum can be an all star by this season though
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  20. atlsfinest


    Feb 9, 2009
    Tatum played great in the playoffs, Kuzma didn't even have the opportunity. There's not comparison because Tatum had an additional 15 games. I think they're both gonna be great though
  21. a-friend


    Apr 23, 2014
    Playoffs showed us more of Tatum.

    The question remains, is there anyone who would take Kuzma>?
  22. zube42


    Jan 9, 2006
    I wouldn't
  23. Vincent Van Goat

    Vincent Van Goat

    Nov 5, 2012
    Tatum like 2.5 years younger so there's that as well
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  24. ballinsam23


    Jul 14, 2005
  25. NickFolarin


    Oct 2, 2012
    As a Lakers fan, only thing Kuz is probably better at is IG jokes & rebounding