Official 2018 NBA Off-Season Thread - Kawhi and DeRozan swap, Marcus Smart staying BOS 4/52mil

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

Where will LeBron end up?

Poll closed Jul 2, 2018.
  1. Cavs

    17.7%
  2. Lakers

    40.0%
  3. Clippers

    3.1%
  4. Spurs

    4.6%
  5. Celtics

    3.1%
  6. Rockets

    8.5%
  7. 76ers

    13.8%
  8. Knicks

    3.1%
  9. Heat

    3.5%
  10. Field

    2.7%
  1. antidope

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    Lethal Shooter is the man. He's the only one I really pay attention to.
     
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  2. junglejim

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    There is a good chance McGee, Rondo, and KCP are starting next year..........

    Lakers have no center outside of McGee.

    Lonzo has a torn meniscus and may not win that job back with how awful he was last year

    KCP or Hart will probably start at SG
     
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  3. MVP

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    Zo is starting 100% unless he's hurt. Luke said as much yesterday.

    Even so doesn't matter as much about who starts but rather who finishes.

    I'm envisioning Zo-Hart-BI-Kuz-Bron to end games and I get all tingly inside.
     
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  4. antidope

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    Yesh there's a Demar for Kawhi rumor out there. I don't want that.
     
  5. atlsfinest

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    low hanging fruit, breh
     
  6. ballinsam23

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    Looking at the Lakers depth chart, thats just not a good team.

    Lebron's greatness gonna have them in the playoffs, but idk that fit just seems way off.
     
  7. junglejim

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    Yeah thats fair. A lot will depend on what happens with Zo's knee. If he gets his meniscus surgically repaired instead of shaved, he is sitting 6 months.

    I don't know how much I see KCP sitting after they gave him 12M and pretty much started all of last year though.
     
  8. atlsfinest

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    low hanging fruit, breh
     
  9. bballkid11

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    Something Brewing.......
     
  10. ByleBuzma

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    They're not better than the warriors. But their bench is deeper than Golden States.

    That could mean something late in the season.
     
  11. addict4sneakers

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    We are putting Kuz and bron in off ball action or PNR.
     
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  12. MVP

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    I'm pretty sure they said he doesn't even need surgery and the Lakers didn't even want anybody to know about it in the first place. Lavar got shook about the trade rumors and leaked the injury.
     
  13. leemelone

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    Better than the Cavs is a pretty low bar
     
  14. ByleBuzma

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    I thought the extent of the injury was exaggerated by Lavar?

    I was under the impression that Zo will be ready to go day 1 of training camp...
     
  15. MVP

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    Who's WE? DAL, HOU, MIL, etc? You'll have to be more specific. Not every team has the personnel to exploit switches.
     
  16. addict4sneakers

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    Ehh let’s say it’s Houston.

    Kuz getting killed on a switch or throw the lob to Capela.
     
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  17. sohi 23

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    KCP is gunna start initially but Hart might push him for the job at the end of the year.

    I'm convinced people didn't really watch Zo last year. He was not AWFUL last year. Stop it. He is injury prone tho and Rondo is 100000 better than Tyler Ennis :smh:

    The center rotation is obviously the Lakers weak point. McGee/Wagner/Zubac will split the 48 minutes and I assume Bron will get like 3-5 minutes a game at the smallball 5. I think the Lakers will use their center rotation like GS did last year.
     
  18. Based Jesus

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    Makes me all tingly too :pimp:
    When the game is tight in the 4th and Ingram is stepping in to take contested midranges
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    When the defensive scheme starts falling apart due to Bron's defensive lapses
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    When Bron passes to Zo in the corner with :33 left on the clock while down 2 and he hits the side of the backboard
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  19. MVP

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    Sure but Capela will get killed on the other end. It's give and take. He was unplayable at stretches vs GS when they were in their death lineup.
     
  20. nflowshoe

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    Take the Cavs roster last year minus Bron VS this Lakers roster without Bron who you got in a best of 7 series? I have the Lakers sweeping them
     
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  21. Vincent Van Goat

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    If they kept Randle I would have said they’re as good as any non rocket or warrior team out west

    Without Randle I still say 45-47 wins
     
  22. junglejim

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  23. addict4sneakers

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    Throw him on Lonzo.

    Problem solved
     
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  24. leemelone

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    Who besides the warriors in the west has a great team on paper tho? Guys like zo Hart Ingram kuz kcp don't have the reputation but they're as good or better than any platoon in the west and then you add the best player in the league in the mix
     
  25. junglejim

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    I hate that I agree with this.

    The warriors also had one of the best rim defenders in the NBA in Dray to play at the center spot for small ball. Lakers dont have that.
     
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