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2019-20 NBA Season

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The NBA blew up over the weekend. July 1 was the official start of the free agent signing period, but teams got an early jump and Sunday was crazy.

So many signings...so many billions of dollars involved. And the New York Knicks left holding the bag, as usual. Their fans are furious...SELL THE TEAM is the new meme in NYC.

Still waiting on Kawhi Leonard.

You are going to need a flow chart to sort out all the player movements. Golden State is no longer the lock in the West. Here is a handy guide.

https://www.theringer.com/nba/2019/7/1/20677370/nba-free-agency-grades-kevin-durant-jimmy-butler

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12 hours ago, Strider said:

The NBA blew up over the weekend. July 1 was the official start of the free agent signing period, but teams got an early jump and Sunday was crazy.

So many signings...so many billions of dollars involved. And the New York Knicks left holding the bag, as usual. Their fans are furious...SELL THE TEAM is the new meme in NYC.

Still waiting on Kawhi Leonard.

You are going to need a flow chart to sort out all the player movements. Golden State is no longer the lock in the West. Here is a handy guide.

https://www.theringer.com/nba/2019/7/1/20677370/nba-free-agency-grades-kevin-durant-jimmy-butler

They say the Clippers have the best money situation as far as Leonard.  But who knows. Who saw the Nets being put on the map.  If the Lakers get Leonard, that would be pretty interesting having Lebron, Leonard and A Davis.  I still believe the 76ers are players in the East. I do not know exactly what they got for Butler. Miami was pretty tough last year and they just got a little tougher.  But not tough enough most likely to beat the Nets or 76ers.  That bouncing ball that dropped is the only damn reason Toronto got their shot and of course Golden st and their untimely injuries. I still believe Golden St is a major player. They still have Steph Curry and Thompson and Green.  I guess its going to be huge where Leonard goes.  I still think Westbrooke is as good as any player in the game.  Its a damn shame they have done nothing to get him help.  I would want a trade if I were him. Westbrooke has not come up in any of these talks.  That is a surprise. I would take Westbrooke over Leonard in a minute if I had to pick one of them to start a team around.  Leonard has had a supporting cast.  If Durant had stayed in OKC, who knows.  I think by now they would have won one.

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On 7/3/2019 at 6:52 AM, LedZeppfan1977 said:

They say the Clippers have the best money situation as far as Leonard.  But who knows. Who saw the Nets being put on the map.  If the Lakers get Leonard, that would be pretty interesting having Lebron, Leonard and A Davis.  I still believe the 76ers are players in the East. I do not know exactly what they got for Butler. Miami was pretty tough last year and they just got a little tougher.  But not tough enough most likely to beat the Nets or 76ers.  That bouncing ball that dropped is the only damn reason Toronto got their shot and of course Golden st and their untimely injuries. I still believe Golden St is a major player. They still have Steph Curry and Thompson and Green.  I guess its going to be huge where Leonard goes.  I still think Westbrooke is as good as any player in the game.  Its a damn shame they have done nothing to get him help.  I would want a trade if I were him. Westbrooke has not come up in any of these talks.  That is a surprise. I would take Westbrooke over Leonard in a minute if I had to pick one of them to start a team around.  Leonard has had a supporting cast.  If Durant had stayed in OKC, who knows.  I think by now they would have won one.

Rick, OKC had Westbrook, Durant, and Hardin! They still couldn't get it done. Westbrook has had Paul George (Playoff P) for several years now and they have won squadoosh. Westbrook is a talented player but he is not a winner...he's a liability in the playoffs and he wears out his own team's heart and spirit. 

The same can be said of Chris Paul. Good luck Houston.

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22 hours ago, Strider said:

Rick, OKC had Westbrook, Durant, and Hardin! They still couldn't get it done. Westbrook has had Paul George (Playoff P) for several years now and they have won squadoosh. Westbrook is a talented player but he is not a winner...he's a liability in the playoffs and he wears out his own team's heart and spirit. 

The same can be said of Chris Paul. Good luck Houston.

Same things they said about the Blue and even Ovetchkin until last year.  Different sport true

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So KD and Kyrie to the Nets, AD and LBJ in LA, Warriors without Thompson for the season, things will be different this year!

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On 7/6/2019 at 10:16 AM, chef free said:

So KD and Kyrie to the Nets, AD and LBJ in LA, Warriors without Thompson for the season, things will be different this year!

Dude....you missed the biggest news of all! Kawhi Leonard and Paul George to the L.A. Clippers! 😮

It is the first time the best player on a championship team has left to another team directly after winning the title. At least Toronto has their championship memories but the team that tries to defend its title in 2019-20 won't even closely resemble the team that won it this year.

And don't feel sorry for OKC. They are getting a MASSIVE amount of first round draft picks from the Clippers (and two from Miami). The Clippers won't have a first round draft pick until 2027. This could be similar to when Jimmy Johnson traded Herschell Walker to the Vikings for a bunch of draft picks that turned Dallas into a Super Bowl dynasty.

Boogie Cousins and Danny Green to the Lakers. Dwight Howard to Memphis. There are still many moves to be made in the coming weeks.

And the Knicks still are a laughingstock. It is so funny to see Stephen A. Smith lose his mind over the Knicks.

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Yeah! It's going to be a real battle in SoCal this season! 

 

Poor old Knicks...

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On 7/7/2019 at 5:27 PM, Strider said:

Dude....you missed the biggest news of all! Kawhi Leonard and Paul George to the L.A. Clippers! 😮

It is the first time the best player on a championship team has left to another team directly after winning the title. At least Toronto has their championship memories but the team that tries to defend its title in 2019-20 won't even closely resemble the team that won it this year.

And don't feel sorry for OKC. They are getting a MASSIVE amount of first round draft picks from the Clippers (and two from Miami). The Clippers won't have a first round draft pick until 2027. This could be similar to when Jimmy Johnson traded Herschell Walker to the Vikings for a bunch of draft picks that turned Dallas into a Super Bowl dynasty.

Boogie Cousins and Danny Green to the Lakers. Dwight Howard to Memphis. There are still many moves to be made in the coming weeks.

And the Knicks still are a laughingstock. It is so funny to see Stephen A. Smith lose his mind over the Knicks.

Talk about re shuffleling the bloody deck.  Unreal.  The East?  76ers, Nets a fight to the finish?  The  Heat might be tough?  The West is going to be nuts.  Clippers, Lakers are players for sure, and never count Golden St out.  Still have Curry, Green and Thompson will be back in time for late season and playoffs.  I believe they have enough to get in. The Lakers went from the shit house to the penthouse over night. The one kid they traded away was big though.  The Nets also are on the map.  And then some. So who am I over looking?  Nuggets, Bucks and Blazers should all be tough too.  I would have to go Clippers vs Nets or 76ers right now.  76ers and Clippers are my two favorite teams.  So just like the Blues, I might have something to cheer for?  I know my Buffalo teams are coming and fast. 

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