It's showtime -- let the (NBA) games begin!

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  1. kirbivore

    kirbivore All American

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    nice defense Melo
     
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  2. Melancer46

    Melancer46 All Conference

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    Porzingis airballing a WIDE open 3 with the chance to seal the game was...not good.
     
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  3. Alsacs

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    The Gail Goodrich Lakers-Jazz trade is probably the worst of alltime just because it gave the Lakers Magic Johnson.

    However Billy King giving the Celtics 3 unprotected First round picks for
    Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce is probably the worst modern trade.

    It makes Isaiah Thomas trading 2 lottery picks for Eddie Curry look good.

    How a team could give up the 3rd overall pick, this year probable top 3 pick, and next year's probable lottery pick for 1 year of Paul Pierce and 1.5 years of KG.

    Knick fans is Melo going to be open to trade? If so what would the likely return be?
     
  4. Melancer46

    Melancer46 All Conference

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    He reportedly is still 100% against being traded. And even if he were okay with being traded to a few select teams, I think the return for him at this point would be essentially nothing given all the circumstances.

    1. His contract
    2. His no-trade clause that basically allows him to force his way to whatever team he wants
    3. His health
    4. His deteriorating play
    5. His immaturity on the court

    I think, at this point, the return for him would be forcing the Knicks to take on a bad contract along with a 1st round pick.
     
  5. Trueblue25

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    So Boston owns a draft pick swap with Brooklyn, so they could potentially own the number 1 pick.

    Do they trade the pick for a superstar or keep it?

    Who do they target in either scenario?

    Kind of hope Gordon Hayward, the baby faced assassin, ends up in Green and white.
     
  6. Alsacs

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    The Clippers and Blake Griffin still matchup.
    That was what I was thinking.
    Blake needs a change of scenery and Melo deserves a chance to play in playoffs.
    Not sure Porzingis and Griffin matchup.
    Their was the rumored 3 way from the summer the Knicks actually weren't interested in.
    Love to Boston, Melo to Cavs, draft picks and Crowder to NYK.
    That won't happen now.
     
  7. Alsacs

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    Don't want Hayward. He would kill chemistry.
    Rumor in Boston is LaMarcus Aldridge is the target this summer and the draft pick would interest SA.
    Boston needs a big to partner with Horford.
     
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  8. Trueblue25

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    For fitting reasons I like Aldridge much more than Cousins, who the C's supposedly 'missed out' on. Was never a big fan of Cousins at all. Can't deal with immaturity like that on a professional team like the Celtics. Never liked Rondo for that matter either.
     
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  9. Fireball Jr.

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    Shockingly bad. He hit the bottom of the net, except he hit it on the outside, not the inside. That team's a mess, lost 9 of 10 and who knows what's up with Rose. And they get a chance to go at it again tonight, against the Bulls.
     
  10. NashvilleOrange

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    That Knicks game was a disaster last night... was saying earlier that I thought they had a shot at the ECF with how wide open the conference looks but it's looking like a horrific prediction. I'm interested to see who the Raptors make a move for now that Millsap is off the table. They have Jared Sullinger coming back next week which should help a little bit at their weakest position, PF. They gotta be the clear #2 at this point but seem intent on making a move.
     
  11. Melancer46

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    Unless the Knicks include like 5 first round picks, they will not get Griffin for Melo at this point. Melo simply doesn't have that kind of value anymore. Maybe 2 or 3 years ago that was possible but not now.
     
  12. Melancer46

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    My prediction that the Knicks were a house of cards just waiting to collapse and become a stealth tank team is looking pretty damn good right now haha
     
  13. Oráiste

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    yeah; Melo is not going to draw equal return in a current player. all the Knicks can expect for Melo right now is salary relief a year out and future draft picks. And if it was the Clippers, those picks would be in the 2020s.
     
  14. Oráiste

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    as I noted earlier, it is impossible for me to make a top 10 right now. After the top 4, there are another dozen or so guys who can make a compelling argument to fit into one of the 6 remaining slots
     
  15. Melancer46

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    Based on the voting, I'm guessing the starting lineups end up being:

    Kyrie
    Isaiah Thomas
    LeBron
    Jimmy Butler
    Giannis

    Westbrook
    Harden
    Durant
    Kawhi
    Anthony Davis

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  16. OrangeDW

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    Knicks fans booing Melo after he air balls a 3. Morons. The Knicks have been relevant for about 3 seasons since the 90s...all of them because of Melo.
     
  17. NineOneSeven

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    GET RID OF FAN VOTING
     
  18. OrangeDW

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    If Zaza actually ends up starting, I agree. That's just too dumb.
     
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    The cash-strapped NY Nets selling a 26-year-old Julius Erving to the 76ers for $3M upon entry to the NBA may be the worst deal of all time.
     
  20. Melancer46

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    It's literally impossible unless the players also believe Zaza should start in the all-star game.
     

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