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by Spin » Tue Jan 07, 2014 4:05 am
by rbm0183 » Tue Jan 07, 2014 9:32 am
by Kingpin74 » Tue Jan 07, 2014 11:09 am
by British_Pharaoh » Tue Jan 07, 2014 11:13 am
by ajunior148 » Tue Jan 07, 2014 3:22 pm
Kingpin74 wrote:GREAT trade. I've beaten them up all year but if you want to make a run in this historically shitty East, this is the way to do it. The 3 or 4 seed is feasible with so much basketball left.
by Kingpin74 » Tue Jan 07, 2014 3:51 pm
by Spin » Tue Jan 07, 2014 6:31 pm
ajunior148 wrote:Kingpin74 wrote:GREAT trade. I've beaten them up all year but if you want to make a run in this historically shitty East, this is the way to do it. The 3 or 4 seed is feasible with so much basketball left. Good luck with that. We are currently the 13th seed out of 15. Our record is 11-23 (32.4%). The 4th seed is Toronto at 16-16. To finish out tied with them then at 41-41 we'd have to go 30-18 which means we'll have to win at a 62.5% clip. So adding an above average player is supposed to do that? The main question… What is more valuable:Improving your crappy odds of making it to the first round to undoubtedly get knocked out of the playoffs to the Pacers or Heat. While seriously hurting your good chance of getting an impact player in the 2014 draft? Gets your young guys some needed experience. OrKeeping your good chances of getting an impact player in the 2014 NBA draft while not improving your crappy odds of the first round butt whooping. But also continues a losing culture. Not quite the slam dunk long term that it seems.
by bookelly » Tue Jan 07, 2014 8:45 pm
by peeker643 » Tue Jan 07, 2014 9:16 pm
bookelly wrote:Based on early results (very early) in this Philly game...I'd say the Cavs at the very least made addition by subtraction of Bynum. Maybe it was he and not Dion that caused all the friction. Can't wait to follow this road trip with Deng in tow.
by kman_holla8 » Wed Jan 08, 2014 2:22 am
by leadpipe » Wed Jan 08, 2014 8:50 am
by Spin » Wed Jan 08, 2014 12:19 pm
by jerryroche » Wed Jan 08, 2014 12:55 pm
by Spin » Wed Jan 08, 2014 2:38 pm
by peeker643 » Wed Jan 08, 2014 4:23 pm
Spin wrote:Interesting thought.The NBA is known for having teams that are "FA destinations". The Lakers got old, and saddled themselves with a huge Kobe contract so they're pretty much screwed. The Celtics got old and found a sucker to take their graying cast of stars for the life of their contracts before they head to the glue factory. Brooklyn looks like a destination until you realize they were the team that took on those old farts. Miami is the new destination, except they're getting old and only have a couple years left. The Clippers drafted high, drafted smart, and are in a destination city, so they seem to be it now. Indiana seems to be the outlier to ths theory, it'll be interesting to see how this plays out. Basically, if Indiana could do it, CLE should have.
by CP » Wed Jan 08, 2014 8:54 pm
jerryroche wrote:You don't see things changing anytime soon? Look again. They've already changed.Chicago 15-18Detroit 14-21LAL 14-21Brooklyn/New Jersey 13-21Boston 13-22New York 12-22Philley 12-23Most of those teams have been among the best the NBA has to offer in the not-so-distant past. All big-city teams that tried to buy free agents and almost immediately went in the dumper.On the other side of the ledger:Indiana 28-6Portland 26-9Golden State 24-13LAC 24-13Most of those teams are from mid-sized markets. They've have been down so long nobody ever thought they'd rise up to even the .500 level. It hasn't been all at once, either--just a combination of smart front-office people that make good trades and good drafts. It CAN be done.Don't want to hear any more about our "mid-size" woes in the NBA. That's all B.S.
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