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17-10-2020, 18:21   #1
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Offseason 2020 Thread

2019/20 fully over and done with so thought best to separate all offseason chat for the next 2 or 3 months (hopefully not longer) into a new thread like previous years.

Going to be interesting when the season will actually get going.

Lot of FA's out there but with uncertainty over the cap it's difficult to see how things will go.
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I have a feeling if Giannis turns down the supermax with the bucks, he could end up with the warriors. They can offer Wiggins and Green with a few role players like Poole and Pascall
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I have a feeling if Giannis turns down the supermax with the bucks, he could end up with the warriors. They can offer Wiggins and Green with a few role players like Poole and Pascall
Unless GSW can make Wiggins into a remotely productive player relative to his contract then they'll have to give up assets for teams to take him opposed to teams giving up anything for him. 30m a year

There's a reason why the TWolves had to give up a 1st and 2nd round pick to get rid of him. GSW had to do something with Russell with Steph and Klay coming back.

I'd imagine they were a little disappointed in Russell's production after his all star year. Russell ranked around 150th in the league in WS/48, roughly around as valuable as Lonzo.

Wiggins ended up about 10 places lower, to me, its effectively two teams that know they've overpaid but realise that a swap at least fits better.
Russell is worth more because he's at least flirted with being productive, 17th in OPBM for example but both are laughing on those salaries.

I do hope the Bucks get a sign & trade if Giannis leaves but I hope its somewhat decent.
Perhaps something built around Porzingis if the Mavs have questions around fit & health. That looks like the highest ceiling deal available
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Obviously it's silly season and everyone is going to be linked with the Lakers but I like the sound of a trade for D-Rose.
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Obviously it's silly season and everyone is going to be linked with the Lakers but I like the sound of a trade for D-Rose.
I like it as a move if the goal is to make him the offensive focal point of the 2nd unit but not a huge fan if he's a starter. He's not a good enough shooter to start alongside LeBron & AD.
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Looks like the nba could be back much quicker than anticipated, even as early as Christmas.
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Will be interesting to see how it pans out, especially without the bubble in place. Can't see them going without any cases unless teams go about creating their own bubbles.
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Will be interesting to see how it pans out, especially without the bubble in place. Can't see them going without any cases unless teams go about creating their own bubbles.
Perhaps, they'll simply go with no fans and push NBA pass really hard with lots of additional add ons.Teams still play home and away with some stricter protocols.

Alternatively, banning fans at sporting events may be a state legislative decision opposed to something either federal or directed by the NBA.

I'd be very surprised if it was the latter but it'll be worth keeping an eye on.
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Perhaps, they'll simply go with no fans and push NBA pass really hard with lots of additional add ons.Teams still play home and away with some stricter protocols.

Alternatively, banning fans at sporting events may be a state legislative decision opposed to something either federal or directed by the NBA.

I'd be very surprised if it was the latter but it'll be worth keeping an eye on.
They’re (nba and owners) more concerned about the 21-22 season than 20-21 and having things back to normal by then, esp from a calendar perspective as they suffered hugely when they went up against football in the latter stages of the play offs.

Yes, decision on attendance will be made at state level, out of nba control.
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Starks might be the best analyst the Ringer has, similar to Zach Lowe with small 5-10 sec highlight vids.

My 2nd fav team down through the years has been the T-Wolves, pretty excited about them for next year and Starks breaks down some reasons why: https://www.theringer.com/nba/2020/1...denver-nuggets

Starks and I agree on "Rosas turned Andrew Wiggins, one of the worst contracts in the NBA" which is great for T-wolves-not so great for GSW.
It makes up for the terrible LaVine trade with the Bulls.

Also, I'd be in total agreement with him that trading down is a good idea given the weakness of this draft. Perhaps a trade involving a team like NYK-who like LaMelo- could yield someone like Okoro(8th pick), 27th pick and Kevin Knox.
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Assuming the season now starts around Xmas, it appears that LBJ is floating the idea of taking the 1st month off.

I suspect Danny Green isn't mentioning it unless it's something LBJ has at least discussed with the team to some extent.

As a fan, if given the choice between players taking an extended block of games off vs periodic 1-2 game breaks mid season, I think I would choose the former.

Obviously nothing to say both won't happen but I like the idea of an extended pre-season especially for this condensed format.

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Morey joining Doc at the 76ers and Silas(Mavs) taking over Rockets coaching role.

Morey is brave enough to trade Simmons or Embiid, they'll be interesting to watch this offseason.

Trust the Process 2.0

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Watched the Klutch Draft Workout “ad”, because that’s basically what it is. Like it or not, they’re certainly doing things differently.
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