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#16 hollywood

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Posted 07 July 2019 - 01:58 AM

Congrats, Mongo, you win.  Kawhi did a 4 year deal with your Clippers.  Look for ticket prices to rise and Billy Crystal to be ever-present.


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#17 hollywood

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Posted 07 July 2019 - 09:37 PM

Meanwhile, the Clippers snapped up Paul George and the Lakers got DeMarcus Cousins.  The battle for LA could be fun to watch.


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#18 hollywood

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Posted 08 July 2019 - 04:24 PM

Look out Kawhi!  You're banned.  https://la.eater.com...offee-kawhi-ban


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#19 hollywood

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Posted 12 July 2019 - 03:35 AM

Whoa!  Westbrook to the Rockets for Paul.  Hmmm.


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#20 Evelyn

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Posted 12 July 2019 - 04:34 AM

I have been going to NBA Summer League games this week. And that rumor was pretty rampant. I honestly thought 'no way'. Obviously I was totally wrong.



#21 hollywood

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Posted 12 July 2019 - 05:13 AM

Westbrook owns a Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep dealership in Van Nuys.  Will he get one in Houston?


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#22 Steve R.

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Posted 12 July 2019 - 01:15 PM

Ok, someone want to give me a brief explanation of why this is good for either team? I don’t see a down side, but can’t figure out why it’s an improvement either. Maybe just to shake things up a little for both guys and get them re-focused?

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#23 hollywood

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Posted 12 July 2019 - 01:52 PM

Apparently Paul and Harden were not getting along and Paul asked that either he or Harden be traded.


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#24 Steve R.

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Posted 12 July 2019 - 02:20 PM

That I get. But does management think that Harden’s gonna be better with Westbrook? Or does management on the other side think that Paul improves their team over the one they had with Westbrook? If not, why didn’t either or both of these teams go in a different direction than just switching players?

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Posted 12 July 2019 - 02:30 PM

It's amazing how NBA players are allowed to pick and choose their own teammates in order to create super terms. Guess no one needs an NBA GM anymore - another job that has become obsolete.



#26 hollywood

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Posted 12 July 2019 - 03:23 PM

I think it works better for the Rockets because Westbrook is 30 and Paul is 34.


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Posted 12 July 2019 - 03:42 PM

Weirdly I disagree.   With George leaving what ever window OKC thought they might have had was gone, so you needed to blow the whole thing up, and they managed to go all "processy" and have tons of picks in exchange for swapping 2 aging guards.  Absent his injury issues, CPs game feels like something that has  longer shelf life, and a slower decline, whereas Westbook is AI Mark2.  He could go from all-NBA to out of the league in 2 years. Next year pretty sure it looks better for better for the rockets, but year 2 or 3 I think the trade is way more even.

 

Also Harden + Westbrook could be an epoch making disaster.


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#28 Steve R.

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Posted 12 July 2019 - 07:32 PM

Both Harden & Westbrook are great at finding the open man or cutter and getting them the ball. But, in both cases, this only comes from them having the ball to begin with and being prevented from shooting or driving to the hoop themselves. This is not a good match & Westbrook is not what Harden needed to take the championship.

As for the other part of the trade, Paul does not make the Thunder better. And his contract is for past performance not current ability. And all the draft choices won’t amount to anything, since none will probably be willing to stay in Oklahoma long enough to build a team with. I mean — if it didn’t work with Durant, Harden & Westbrook....

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Posted 12 July 2019 - 08:59 PM

the thunder will be trading/buying out paul post-haste.


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#30 hollywood

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Posted 13 July 2019 - 04:03 AM

Well, he has his State Farm commercials to fall back on.


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