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2013-14 General NBA Discussion Thread

Mcroberts is more of a 3 then a 5
Originally posted by sacniner:
Wade is a wildcard. Common sense suggest he'll be even worse this year and may play even less in the regular season. Ray Allen didn't play too well last year and is a year older. The backcourt has a lot of red flags and question marks (a 20 something pick rookie as a starting PG). McRoberts is decent but no depth behind him. That team will not win the finals.

The Cavs have more financial flexibility than the Heat. If they add LBJ they won't be done.

After adding LBJ they will still have their exceptions, so they could add some players like McRoberts or Granger. Meh.
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Originally posted by sacniner:
Wade is a wildcard. Common sense suggest he'll be even worse this year and may play even less in the regular season. Ray Allen didn't play too well last year and is a year older. The backcourt has a lot of red flags and question marks (a 20 something pick rookie as a starting PG). McRoberts is decent but no depth behind him. That team will not win the finals. Everyone talks about the easy path to the finals in the East, but it doesn't matter if LBJ just makes the finals. He has to win a ring for his legacy. Not lose in the finals.

The Cavs have more financial flexibility than the Heat. If they add LBJ they won't be done.

If the Cavs sign James they would be able to get just enough money to give him a max deal and have maybe 1.5 million left. The only move they would have would be to trade for Love.
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Originally posted by JustinMT:
Or be the pivotal #3 guy they need because I don't think Dion Waiters is that guy. He's a great SG which they need but I wouldn't have him be their third man in the long run. For the next year sure but after Wiggins gains some experience I think he'll be able to fill that spot nicely. Plus when the Cavs would play small ball that would be a solid lineup regardless of who's at center now that Zeller is gone.

C: Varajao
PF/SF: James
PF/SF: Wiggins
SG: Waiters
PG: Irving

Bench
Tristan Thompson
Anthony Bennett
Mike Miller
Ray Allen
Alonzo Gee

They definitely need some more depth at PG and C but that's not a horrible team. In the east they could easily be a top 4 seed.

Talk about a small ball lineup.

And lol at top 4 seed. You realize the big 3 + crap = #1 seed in the east right?

C: McRoberts
PF: Bosh
SF: LeBron
SG: Wade
PG: Napier

Bench:
Ray Allen
Granger
Haslem
Andersen
Cole

That is a pretty solid team.

Then its a #1 seed in the east but regardless the overall talent potential is a lot better especially if Bosh goes to Houston and Roberts is not a Center. He's a stretch 4 like Bosh so that wouldn't be the best for that spot.
Originally posted by Jcool:
If the Cavs sign James they would be able to get just enough money to give him a max deal and have maybe 1.5 million left. The only move they would have would be to trade for Love.

Hmm... what's up with the discussions with Miller and Ray Ray then? Will those guys have to take really low salaries to play in CLE if they signed Lebron?
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Originally posted by sacniner:
Originally posted by Jcool:
If the Cavs sign James they would be able to get just enough money to give him a max deal and have maybe 1.5 million left. The only move they would have would be to trade for Love.

Hmm... what's up with the discussions with Miller and Ray Ray then? Will those guys have to take really low salaries to play in CLE if they signed Lebron?

Yeah they would have to take pay cuts to play for Cleveland and most likely only be able to sign one of them.
[ Edited by Jcool on Jul 9, 2014 at 11:03 AM ]
Sources indicate the Cavs are also in pursuit of free agent James Jones, who can stretch the floor--& just happens to be LeBron favorite.
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Frank Isola ‏@FisolaNYDN

Carmelo told a friend within hour "I believe in Phil." Thursday is decision day & it looks like Melo's coming home http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/basketball/knicks/carmelo-return-knicks-win-new-york-article-1.1860680
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Adrian Wojnarowski ‏@WojYahooNBA

Carmelo Anthony hadn't been a part of any scenario about joining James in Miami, sources tell Yahoo. @FisolaNYDN reports he's staying in NY.
Originally posted by Jcool:
Frank Isola ‏@FisolaNYDN

Carmelo told a friend within hour "I believe in Phil." Thursday is decision day & it looks like Melo's coming home http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/basketball/knicks/carmelo-return-knicks-win-new-york-article-1.1860680

i believe in phil? or i really like money?
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Originally posted by crabman82:
Originally posted by Jcool:
Frank Isola ‏@FisolaNYDN

Carmelo told a friend within hour "I believe in Phil." Thursday is decision day & it looks like Melo's coming home http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/basketball/knicks/carmelo-return-knicks-win-new-york-article-1.1860680

i believe in phil? or i really like money?

Adrian Wojnarowski ‏@WojYahooNBA
Within Anthony's circle, belief's been this, sources tell Y: Get NY's $129M now, figure out destination later. You can always get a trade.
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Howard Beck ‏@HowardBeck

Re Melo: Source says "no decision yet." Teams pursuing him have not received definitive word. @FisolaNYDN reporting Melo is returning to NY.
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Ken Berger ‏@KBergCBS

The Knicks have not yet been apprised that Carmelo Anthony has decided to re-sign with them, source says.
@WojYahooNBA: Communication flowing between Chris Bosh camp and Rockets today, preparing for landing spot should LeBron James leave, sources tell Yahoo.
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Kurt Helin ‏@basketballtalk

Wherever LeBron goes expect a two-year deal — new TV deal money in two years, cap and with it max salary money goes up.