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2017 NBA Off-Season Thread

There's a rumor that Chicago might be in on this Boston/Philadelphia trade...
Boston with IT, Butler, Hayward and Horford will definitely challenge Cleveland and may end Lebron's run to the Finals
Originally posted by 4ML:
According to rumors - Boston going after Griffin and Hayward. Can only sign one as a FA though. Will need to trade for the other.

This is a big offseason for Boston. They gotta pay IT this offseason and need to make their moves before they extend him. IMO they have to be aggressive if they are going to pay IT $30M a year.

The Celts can do just about anything they want (with a willing partner). Ainge is a pretty damn good GM. Perhaps they trade the numero uno pick for Griffin straight up. The logo may be all for clearing out some cap space to start his regime. And with the best ability being availability, Griffin is a likely place to start. A stud on a rookie contract could do wonders for a the Clippers. But the best players also play Chris Paul's position, so we'll see.
The Blazers Edge blog has some intriguing trade scenarios, with the goal of Kevin Love landing on the Blazers and hopefully getting out from under some of those bad contracts they have.
Originally posted by Bluesbro:
Originally posted by 4ML:
According to rumors - Boston going after Griffin and Hayward. Can only sign one as a FA though. Will need to trade for the other.

This is a big offseason for Boston. They gotta pay IT this offseason and need to make their moves before they extend him. IMO they have to be aggressive if they are going to pay IT $30M a year.

The Celts can do just about anything they want (with a willing partner). Ainge is a pretty damn good GM. Perhaps they trade the numero uno pick for Griffin straight up. The logo may be all for clearing out some cap space to start his regime. And with the best ability being availability, Griffin is a likely place to start. A stud on a rookie contract could do wonders for a the Clippers. But the best players also play Chris Paul's position, so we'll see.

Trade the #1 pick for a always hurt Griffin? That's not smart at all imo. Danny is a smart GM and that's not his style at all.
[ Edited by NYniner85 on Jun 17, 2017 at 6:58 AM ]
Originally posted by MuggD:
Originally posted by Knowledge:
Sixers on the verge of trading with Boston for the #1 pick!

Fultz on his way to Philly for a medical examine!

If true that's great news for the Kangz, who want Fox badly.

From what I've been reading it's all philly pushing the trade...this is a good read on what is probably happening

http://thesportsdaily.com/reds-army/your-morning-dump-where-silly-season-is-officially-here/
Originally posted by Knowledge:
Originally posted by sacniner:
Damn, philly finna have embiid, simmons, and fultz, lucky a holes. Hinkie the God.

Dont forget Saric bro!


Jumping to conclusions on trade talks lol...this sounds like crap that philly has been pushing, Id slow your role before throwing Fultz as the starting PG in philly lol.

Boston isn't making a move unless they fleece philly and I'm guessing all we've heard is what philly "might have offered" not what Boston is looking for....Boston doesn't leak anything.
[ Edited by NYniner85 on Jun 17, 2017 at 7:14 AM ]
Originally posted by FredFlintstone:
Boston with IT, Butler, Hayward and Horford will definitely challenge Cleveland and may end Lebron's run to the Finals

If they get Butler, they can't get Hayward according to a Celtics beat reporter.
Originally posted by 4ML:
Yes...they need more guards.

Well the thought is that they would trade Bledsoe if they took either Ball or Fox.

Their favorites reportedly are Ball, Jackson, Fox and Isaac. Isaac especially could be an intriguing option, even with the Suns already having Chriss and Bender from last year.

Florida State's Jonathan Isaac could be a darkhorse option, and by ESPN Analytics' Draft Model, he's actually the best-rated player in the class. ESPN's Paul Sabin created a list of draft steals based on where they ranked in the draft model compared to where draft expert Chad Ford has them on his big board. The 6-foot-11, 210-pound forward's skillset, not to mention the fit, has Sabin considering him a potential steal for the Suns.

Isaac has the third-best adjusted defensive rebounding percentage in this draft class and a 55 percent adjusted effective field goal percentage, which is as good as any other small forward in this draft class. His college stats are most similar to those of Otto Porter, who was selected No. 3 by the Washington Wizards in 2013 and was a key piece for a team that finished a win away from the Eastern Conference finals this season.

It is unlikely that Isaac is going to work his way into the top three, but at No. 4, the Phoenix Suns could get a top-quality player should Isaac be available when they're on the clock.


http://arizonasports.com/story/1119954/nba-draft-steal-suns-espns-model-fsu-jonathan-isaac/
[ Edited by Phoenix49ers on Jun 17, 2017 at 7:48 AM ]
The Sixers are building something that could put them in contention quickly. Embiid must stay healthy.

Originally posted by Phoenix49ers:
Originally posted by 4ML:
Yes...they need more guards.

Well the thought is that they would trade Bledsoe if they took either Ball or Fox.

Their favorites reportedly are Ball, Jackson, Fox and Isaac. Isaac especially could be an intriguing option, even with the Suns already having Chriss and Bender from last year.


Florida State's Jonathan Isaac could be a darkhorse option, and by ESPN Analytics' Draft Model, he's actually the best-rated player in the class. ESPN's Paul Sabin created a list of draft steals based on where they ranked in the draft model compared to where draft expert Chad Ford has them on his big board. The 6-foot-11, 210-pound forward's skillset, not to mention the fit, has Sabin considering him a potential steal for the Suns.

Isaac has the third-best adjusted defensive rebounding percentage in this draft class and a 55 percent adjusted effective field goal percentage, which is as good as any other small forward in this draft class. His college stats are most similar to those of Otto Porter, who was selected No. 3 by the Washington Wizards in 2013 and was a key piece for a team that finished a win away from the Eastern Conference finals this season.

It is unlikely that Isaac is going to work his way into the top three, but at No. 4, the Phoenix Suns could get a top-quality player should Isaac be available when they're on the clock.


http://arizonasports.com/story/1119954/nba-draft-steal-suns-espns-model-fsu-jonathan-isaac/

Bledsoe had his best year imo so if they're gonna trade him - this is a good year to do that.

I like Isaac...and really like Jackson.
Originally posted by 4ML:
Bledsoe had his best year imo so if they're gonna trade him - this is a good year to do that.

I like Isaac...and really like Jackson.


Best case scenario for the Suns IMO would be Jackson still being there at #4. He'd be a perfect fit for their roster.
I'm hoping that Isaac and Tatum find their way into the top 4 so there's an even better chance of Fox being there at 5.

Tbh though, I don't think there's much of a talent difference between Fultz, Ball, Fox, and Smith.
Originally posted by NYniner85:
Originally posted by Knowledge:
Originally posted by sacniner:
Damn, philly finna have embiid, simmons, and fultz, lucky a holes. Hinkie the God.

Dont forget Saric bro!


Jumping to conclusions on trade talks lol...this sounds like crap that philly has been pushing, Id slow your role before throwing Fultz as the starting PG in philly lol.

Boston isn't making a move unless they fleece philly and I'm guessing all we've heard is what philly "might have offered" not what Boston is looking for....Boston doesn't leak anything.

If WOJ is reporting than I'm excited. Boston isn't Fleecing Philly. We're not the Nets
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Originally posted by btthepunk:
I'm hoping that Isaac and Tatum find their way into the top 4 so there's an even better chance of Fox being there at 5.

Tbh though, I don't think there's much of a talent difference between Fultz, Ball, Fox, and Smith.

Thing I love about Fox is his personality which I know sounds weird but he could be a young leader on a young Kings team. Especially with Garrett Temple there with him to mentor, would be gold. And then his speed with Willie/Skal/Buddy etc would just be fun to watch.
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