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  1. Toronto is the least attractive city among NBA players and Kawhi is the most disgruntled player in NBA history. How high is the chance Kawhi will stay in Toronto? 10%, 20%, 30%? If Toronto takes the route of OKC and fails. The trade will looks like: DeRozan+Poetl+unprotectred 1st round pick for Danny Green. Even LBJ admits "there is no magic pill" against GSW. It doesn't matter whether it is Kawhi or DeMar playing in Toronto. Their chance of winning the Champion next season is still zero. No one will argue that DeRozan is a better player than Kawhi. But DeRozan is a prolific scorer at his prime. He is physically and mentally stable, just opposite to the current version of Kawhi. 28M pa is at least a fair value, similar to H.Barnes, Wiggins, D.Booker, Hayward, Potter, Love. Especially when you count in the coming inflation in cap space the next two seasons, it will turn out to be a bargain deal.
  2. Now Toronto has a new coach, an unhappy PG losing his best friend and an unhappy all-star just don't want to play there at all. Kawhi maybe traded mid-season to one of the LA team.
  3. Wonder if Kawhi will show up in Toronto. It looks like a pure dump of DeRozon and try to rebuild. Good news to the Lakers anyway.
  4. As for Capela, his first contract is only 4 yr/$6M, an offer sheet with less than 5M if he refuses to sign extension. He is asking for 4 yr/100M but he should be satisfied with something like 4 yr/$80M, don't be too greedy. The gamble costs $75M for extra $20M and if he fails, he might not have another chance and his career income will be significantly lower. The first fat pay cheque guarantees him a fairly good living for the whole life.
  5. Jerami Grant signed a 3-year $27M deal with OKC earlier.
  6. Wendell Carter of the Bulls catches my eye. Solid fundamentals. A big void at C in Chicago.
  7. Griffin will hit his usage, especially his assists. I enjoyed last year but won't target him high this season.
  8. Spurs still have hope on Kawhi or start tanking? I don't get it. 9M for K Anderson (24) is regarded as overpaid while 20M for Lavine (23) is matched by the Bulls. From fantasy standpoint, Anderson is more efficient with rebounds, steals and blocks. Lavine has great athleticism but he use this talent only on dunking, not rebounding or defending. Not to mention Lavine has torn his ACL.
  9. Three-way trade: Bulls: Julyan Stone Magic: Mozgov/Jerian Grant Hornets: Biyombo Dunn is now the sole starter, Payne backup. Vucevic starts, Bamba backup. Hernangomez/Zeller/Biyombo/Kaminsky dogfight.
  10. I fully expect them to do so. This is actually a bargain deal.
  11. GSW has an all-star team. Lakers has an all-shaqtinafool team. JR Smith has no comparison to McGee and Lance.
  12. Marc Spears in the video below said Cousins has ZERO offer.
  13. He can give you 1st round value easily. He logged 18/11 under James and Irving and this is already 2nd round value. Being traded or injured is the real threat.
  14. The lakers are not competing this season anyway. They sign these guys hoping for a trade later the season.
  15. Teams just shy away tells you something. The Warriors have the luxury to wait for his full recovery at any time. Even a total failure doesn't hurt them.
  16. The Cavs is good on paper last year and the result is disappointment. The Mavs and Suns done tanking, and probably the Kings. So free lunch is rare in the West.
  17. But none of the Lakers right now are better than Love. I don't think this Lakers team (so far) is far better than the Cavs. In the past season, Cavs vs West is only 15-15. Utah is 34-18, OKC 28-24, Por 31-21, NO 27-25, SAS 29-23, Min 34-18, Dev 28-24 and LAL is only 19-33. How many more wins can LBJ bring to the Lakers? 10 maybe. I think this new Lakers is at best competitive for the last playoffs spot. Stephenson one-year $4.5 million, KCP one-year $12 million, JaVale McGee one-year $2.4M. So many one year deals mean LA is only keeping flexibility for Kawhi next year.
  18. Am I crazy to think this will be the first time LBJ misses the Playoffs since his rookie year?
  19. CP3 40M. Harden will enter his final year and a 40M extension is expected. Capela is supposed to make 15M. Ryan Anderson still has 20M two years left. Tucker+Gordon+Nene=27M. These seven players cost them 142M already. So their payroll will be comparable to the Thunders. CP3 is already 34, their championship window will be very short. Especially Ariza is gone now, his replacement like M&M, Gerald Green and Anderson are just not as good. So Houston is actually weaken on paper. As for the Thunder, PG's deal is indeed good in vacuum as he is in the prime during this 3+1 contract. The luxury tax is crazy but the good news is Melo won't be there forever. With Anderson back, they should have a better chance this season.
  20. So everyone stay put. CP3's four-year 160M is insane for a 34 year old injury prone guard.
  21. PG back to OKC? Look at the Luxury Tax. I don't know how it works. OKC + PG (30M): OKC + PG (30M) + Jarami Grant (9M): Luxury Tax will surge to 138M. That means a 9M player actually worth 50M!
  22. How about the Clippers trading for Kawhi, like Harris+2 rookies. DAJ opt-out/traded, decline Beverley (if necessary), then sign LBJ/PG. Now they have: Gortat/LBJ/Gallinari/Kawhi/Lou