NBA 2022-23 Season Catch-All

In my wildest dreams I like to think about a Seattle Supersonics team winning the 2012, 2017, 2018 and 2019 titles with Durantula, Westbrook and Harden.

Rat Boy wrote:
jowner wrote:

I'm no Westbrook apologist but I'm sure he's feeling extra alienated by LeBron's Kyrie flirting.

Not a problem anymore!

Thats the exact sort of half-in trade i should have expected from the Lakers.

If they got decent protection on the pick it's not too bad, but I don't think it does enough to give them a decent shot at a title this or next year.

Edit: The 1-4 protection keeps them from catastrophe I guess, but that's not great.

Hilarious that Lakers went all around the world to end up back with D’Angelo Russell

Phoenix whoa

That's a haul. I wonder whether Phoenix will be able to defend now, but they should get buckets whenever they want.

Raptors traded a protected 2024 1st for Poetl and... Meh. I liked "play-in for what" better.

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Woah damn.

I think what I like most about the Phoenix trade is it blows the Mavs and Lakers out of the water.

Roke wrote:

Raptors traded a protected 2024 1st for Poetl and... Meh. I liked "play-in for what" better.

Raptors better not turn into buyers at the deadline. Yikes.

Lmao

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I turn away from the Internet for ONE NIGHT and this happens.

Raptors pick only protected 1-6, and for 3 years? I was hoping lottery protected, at-worse top-10. At just top-6 protection it's a genuinely good 1st given up.

Love to trade myself into a Bird Rights trap for what will be a bad contract the minute you sign it. Plus for whatever reason (Spurs tanking or his own decline) Poetl hasn't been great this season.

Brooklyn might turn around and unload some of their 3 and D guys to continue the rebuild.

I feel like the Anunoby value is going to shrink and if that happens Raps might just stand pat.

I think the worst rumor I heard was that in the past they liked Ben Simmons. God please no. Unless it's for a bag of balls but even then no.

The West is going to be totally nuts this year. I can see what happened to the East last year happen to the West. Where the team that survives doesn't have enough juice in the finals.

Rat Boy wrote:

I turn away from the Internet for ONE NIGHT and this happens.

It definitely feels like one of the more consequential trade deadlines in a long time. A new title contender was added mid-season.

It’s a huge bummer for Bridges, but that’s the league.

In the end the Warriors ended up getting 5 second round picks for Wiseman. They could have had Tyrese Haliburton. Who knows what they could have gotten by trading the pick.

So the Warriors traded Wiseman to get Payton back, essentially.

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DSGamer wrote:

So the Warriors traded Wiseman to get Payton back, essentially.

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Well when you put it like that..... Ouch.

I guess the Raptors can figure out what they are doing this summer instead. They could also still be part of the Wembanyama sweep stakes by just sucking down the stretch but bleh. Not sure if I get adding Poeltl and not selling Van Vleet or Anunoby.

Any time you can trade three starters and four first round picks for a 34 year old injury prone player that misses 30 games a season and is never happy and has forced his way out of his last three teams, you just have to do it.

The Suns are going to regret that deal.

DSGamer wrote:

In the end the Warriors ended up getting 5 second round picks for Wiseman. They could have had Tyrese Haliburton. Who knows what they could have gotten by trading the pick.

It was a bad pick the minute they made, I never really understood it. I think they were riding high on hubris and thought they could make him successful despite the numerous red flags. It sucks because missing out on that pick is really going to affect Steph’s later years.

I am thinking that is where GP2 can help. At least the rest of this season, GP2 can reduce Curry's minutes. He should be able to stabilize the second unit and prevent blowing leads or 180ing the teams +/-

DSGamer wrote:

So the Warriors traded Wiseman to get Payton back, essentially.

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GP2 just failed his physical exam.

@SethPartnow

Nets look like what the Raptors were supposed to be.

*Dead*

Really hoping the Raptors make a coaching change this summer.

Qatar and Abu Dhabi Are Interested in Buying NBA Teams

Genius. They've realized that money is the only thing that matters, and are turning capitalism against the West.

One target could be the New York Knicks. The team is owned by Madison Square Garden Sports Corp., which is controlled by the Dolan family. MSGS’s biggest equity shareholder is investment firm Silver Lake Management, which has strong ties with Abu Dhabi, and is a co-investor in Premier League giant Manchester City.

Speaking on an earnings call this month, MSGS president David Hopkinson said the company was open to selling a minority stake in the Knicks.

f*ck

Roke wrote:

Raptors pick only protected 1-6, and for 3 years? I was hoping lottery protected, at-worse top-10. At just top-6 protection it's a genuinely good 1st given up.

Love to trade myself into a Bird Rights trap for what will be a bad contract the minute you sign it. Plus for whatever reason (Spurs tanking or his own decline) Poetl hasn't been great this season.

This season... so far.

He just dropped 30 with no 3 pointers and no free throws, joining Klay and David Robinson on a very short list.

Maybe it's a honeymoon period, but things are looking good. I saw a post that said we basically sent Poeltl to C training camp with Tim Duncan for 4 years. O_o

You realize that having no free throws in a game for a center that played 37 minutes is a bad thing, right? He had no free throws in the previous game with 25 minutes either.

Unless you're Sabonis...

Sabonis is a PF, not a Center. And, well, it is a bad thing for him too, it is a common knock on his game and it holding his scoring back...

To be fair, Sabonis DOES have free throws in all games this year except four, and average 5.5 FTs per game. Poeltl has had 14(!) games this year without a free throw and averages 2.8 per game...

I was talking about Arvydas Sabonis.

LeapingGnome wrote:

You realize that having no free throws in a game for a center that played 37 minutes is a bad thing, right? He had no free throws in the previous game with 25 minutes either.

Dudes a 53% career free throw shooter, so maybe it's not all bad.

But yeah, it isn't good.

fangblackbone wrote:

I was talking about Arvydas Sabonis.