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****The Official 2014-15 NBA Thread****

Discussion in 'Other Sports Forum' started by schmolioot, Jul 7, 2014.

  1. biggiesmalls3k1

    biggiesmalls3k1 ZT = H.O.F. Club Member

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    It would be pretty crappy of Riley to back out of those deals. And if the players do it, it might affect how other players view us...right or not

    We are in a tough pickle...
     
  2. Desides

    Desides Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    I don't know what's tough about it. They aren't huge contracts and they're depth players. The whole point of having 20 million dollars available (formerly allocated to LeBron) is to spend it to improve your overall roster.

    They're both good guys to come off the bench, with or without LeBron.
     
  3. NaboCane

    NaboCane Banned

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    Although it makes me retch to think of giving Mario Chalmers $5M a season for 3 years to be inconsistent and disappear at key moments and make crucial mistakes when we can least afford them.
     
  4. NaboCane

    NaboCane Banned

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    See what I mean about Chalmers, just hangin' around, hangin' around...BOOM! Before you know it, we're stuck with him for multiple years for what we could pay Birdman—a productive player—to come back.
     
  5. Caps

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    Ariza to the Rockets for 32 million over four years.

    I would have loved to have him at that number.
     
  6. NaboCane

    NaboCane Banned

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    Just puts more pressure on Riley to get Deng done.

    BTW, dollar-for-dollar, they turned Jeremy Lin into Trevor Ariza.

    Nice job.
     
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  7. Rouk

    Rouk Well-Known Member

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    lol lebrons contract with cleveland has an opt out after next season what a drama queen
     
  8. NaboCane

    NaboCane Banned

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    Smart, given the Gilbert factor. Smarter would have been to avoid the Gilbert factor altogether.
     
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  9. rafael

    rafael Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    First, I don't agree about Bosh not being a max, but that's irrelevant in terms of Bledsoe's worth b/c he's so young that his max is only about 14. That youth/potential is a big part of what I like about him. He's one of the most athletic Gs in the league. That makes him great at penetration. He's super quick and strong. He's like a running back going to the rim. I think we need guys who can get their own shot, now more than ever. He has great length with a 6'8" wingspan which helps him finish and makes him a great one on one defender and pick and roll defender when he focuses. I think he has the tools to be the best defensive PG in the league. His shot is bit inconsistent and he can lose focus both on O and D. And I don't see him as a pure passing PG. But this was only his first year starting so there's potential and I believe that Spoelstra is good at helping players round out their game.

    Overall I believe PGs are more important than bigs in the league right now and I don't see any bigs available who are as good at the 5 as Bledsoe is at the 1. Monroe is the closest, but I see Bledsoe as having more superstar potential.
     
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  10. Alex44

    Alex44 Boshosaurus Rex

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    WTF? What sense does that even make!!!
     
  11. Rouk

    Rouk Well-Known Member

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    nabocane has it right imo its his trump card in case gilbert tries to stick it to him somehow
     
  12. JShady

    JShady Miami Heat lover

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    He wants to play with Durant, so Lebron, Durant, Bosh, and Wade on the Heat next year.
     
  13. Sumlit

    Sumlit Well-Known Member

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    Wow Lebron with a 2 year contract only. Strong commitment to North East Ohio huh?!? What's he gonna do, bounce next year again, what'll be the excuse then?
     
  14. JShady

    JShady Miami Heat lover

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    Wiggins ****ed his wife will be the excuse.
     
  15. Rouk

    Rouk Well-Known Member

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    dont worry espn will spin it into lebrons favor its laughable tbh he could of signed a normal 4 year deal with an opt out after 2 years for the 2016 cap increase but nope drama queen needs 1 year opt out
     
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  16. JShady

    JShady Miami Heat lover

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    I don't care that Lebron left, I'm mad that we made roster moves to fit other players around Lebron, for that, go **** yourself Lebron, you should have just straight up said to Riley you wanted to go to Cleveland, you are a drama queen, ****ing *******.
     
  17. Sumlit

    Sumlit Well-Known Member

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    The only argument for a 2 year contract would be the new cap in 2016. He could be free to get a bigger contract then and/or give the team flexibility to get a ton of people.

    However, why the early termination option for next year?
     
  18. The Rev

    The Rev Totus Tuus Administrator Luxury Box Club Member

    Don't know if this has been posted....Wade statement:

     
  19. JShady

    JShady Miami Heat lover

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    Wade is a good friend, too bad Lebron screwed him over.
     
  20. TooGoodForDez

    TooGoodForDez Deion Sanders for GM

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    Riley made 0 plans. lol. Riley went full ******.
     
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    There will be no sign and trade between Heat and cavs according to Ira.

    Ira Winderman ‏@IraHeatBeat 9m
    No sign and trade for LeBron with Cavaliers. So Cleveland retains top-10 protected 2015 Heat first-rounder from first LeBron move in 2010.
     
  22. Alex44

    Alex44 Boshosaurus Rex

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    What jackasses. We didn't -have- to do a sign and trade with them but we did out of good will. They can go f*** themselves.
     
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  23. JShady

    JShady Miami Heat lover

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    I hope the Cavs get knocked out of the first round by us, Dan Sterl........damn it, I mean Gilbert can go **** himself.
     
  24. rafael

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    As much as I like Bledsoe, Deng is probably the most likely signing. He's not my top target just b/c I wanted more athleticism, but I don't think it would be a bad signing depending on the numbers. He reminds me of a younger Battier. Not a great athlete, but smart and versatile. He's not a great scorer but he's consistent. He has a very versatile offensive game so he's almost never shut out. He's the guy that you can mark down for 15 pts every game. He'll never blow up and get you 40, but he'll also never crap out and give you 2. On defense he'll be the guy you put on their best scorer. For us I expect he'll replace Lebron's defense and be our third scoring option.
     
  25. JShady

    JShady Miami Heat lover

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    Deng can cover Lebron and his cramps, not worried.
     
  26. Serpico Jones

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    Looks like Mario Chalmers is coming back according to Ira Winderman.
     
  27. NaboCane

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    Let's hope Winderbag is fulla ****, as usual.

    JIC, Ima drink now.
     
  28. rafael

    rafael Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    Mixed feelings on that. I did hear a rumor that we might sign and trade him to Charlotte, but I have no idea what Miami would get in return in that scenario.
     
  29. Stitches

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    :sidelol:
     
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  30. NaboCane

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    @EthanJSkolnick 26m Always made sense 4 LeBron to free up in 2016 for TV$ reasons. Just increases sting 4 Heat that they gave up picks 4 him, get none back now.

    @EthanJSkolnick
    2m For those asking, Heat did S&Ts for Bosh & LeBron in 2010 to get them extra years (as they took less at start) and to clear $ 4 Mike Miller.
     
  31. Alex44

    Alex44 Boshosaurus Rex

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    Hey Section called it so I'm not surprised he said "Rileys good will will not be reciprocated"

    So I'm not shocked. It was good will BTW.
     
  32. Alex44

    Alex44 Boshosaurus Rex

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    McRoberts, allowing us to make him a permanent roster spot player. Which somehow helps us add others players.

    NBA rules are freaky, I barely understand them and may have just butchered that.
     
  33. NaboCane

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  34. Fin-Omenal

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    We'll that outta help heal the wounds of losing the best player in the NBA. :shifty:
     
  35. Sumlit

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  36. Alex44

    Alex44 Boshosaurus Rex

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    Chalmers isn't terrible. We remember him for playing like crap right now, but he's always come through in big moments before. Not the ideal starting PG but not the worst either. Will be interesting to see him in a more traditional PG role because he's always been decent creating shots at the basket in small sample sizes.
     
  37. Fin-Omenal

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    Not everyone is blessed with a Pablo Prigioni.
     
  38. Serpico Jones

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    I don't know about you guys but I'm not looking forward to jumping back into the Lebron clown show when he opts out next year.
     
  39. sports24/7

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    I don't really get the hate for signing Chalmers. You can't sugarcoat how bad he was in the playoffs this year, but he's a solid PG that knows the system and has at times been very good for the Heat. He'll probably come cheap too, and with LeBron gone, players are not going to be lining up to take minimum deals to come to Miami anymore. It's not like there are a bunch of great PG options out there for the Heat that won't cost a lot of money right now.
     
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