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  • DJ2KB24

    DJ2KB24 6:10 PM on April 28, 2017 Permalink |  

    It seems kinda weird when people talk about GOAT, always Jordan, LeBron, once in a while Kareem, but rarely is this guy (Kobe) mentioned with 18 All Star selects, MVP, 4 AS Game MVP’s, 2 time Scoring Champ, 15 All NBA team,12 All NBA Defensive team, 5 Golden Rings, 2 Finals MVP, 20 Years with same team, 3rd All Time Points, ONLY NBA player with over 30K Points and 6K Assists.

    Congrats GDUB-Wizzies movin on!

     
    • GDUBinDC

      GDUBinDC 1:34 PM on April 29, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Yeah, Deej … JWall played like one of those ‘Superstars’ u’re always coveting in that 4th qt. against the Hawks in that game 6, series clinching victory. : )

  • DJ2KB24

    DJ2KB24 8:05 PM on April 25, 2017 Permalink |  

    We keep talking about PG, but are we sure Westy gonna wanna stay in OKC? They got nothing!

     
    • MongoSlade

      MongoSlade 9:16 PM on April 25, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      They still have more than us and can pay him an additional $75mill.

  • DJ2KB24

    DJ2KB24 12:41 PM on April 23, 2017 Permalink |  

    Well, perhaps PG’s stock just dropped a bit. Pacees choke again. Yes, PG is very good and just 26, but my trade would be Randle and Clarky and parts. Not Ingy or Russ or Zubac. Our (?) Top 3 Pick could work and keep Clarkson.

     
  • DJ2KB24

    DJ2KB24 7:15 PM on April 20, 2017 Permalink |  

    “Oh my goodness,” Pacers choke! Hey PG, sure would like to see you in LA kers.

     
  • DJ2KB24

    DJ2KB24 3:35 PM on April 19, 2017 Permalink  

    No to trading Zubby and Ingy. Now, if we talking Randle and Ingy for Westy or such, well then everyone’s is tradeable. Don’t give up on those two, maybe even Russ. Okay, I will let Clarky go along with Randle, Nance. I don’t like patience, but..

     
    • MongoSlade

      MongoSlade 4:53 PM on April 19, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      I like Zub as much as anybody but ain’t no way I’m letting him hold up a trade for an All-NBA player in his prime.

      • DJ2KB24

        DJ2KB24 7:52 PM on April 19, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        MS, ya must not have read my entire blog, Zub and everyone is tradeable, but not letting some stupid trade like: Russ, Zubby and Ingy for PG. Of course our Top 3 Pick would alter a whole bunch of stuff. JMO

    • p ang

      p ang 7:45 PM on April 19, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Two more losses and Westbrook has one foot out the door. LAL awaits.

      • DJ2KB24

        DJ2KB24 7:50 PM on April 19, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        That’s what I would like. OKC got nuttin cept Westy.

        • Magicman (Editor)

          Magicman (Editor) 8:56 PM on April 19, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          Sam Presti has assets to.

          • p ang

            p ang 9:08 PM on April 19, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

            tru dat but would you bet your future on a GM who lost Harden, Ibaka and Durant?

            • Magicman (Editor)

              Magicman (Editor) 1:29 AM on April 20, 2017 Permalink

              He traded two of those guys to be fair, didn’t lose them.

              Technically only Durant bailed.

              I’d bet on him but given the amount of time it takes to become a Lottery team to a Contender, you’d have to give him time, something he’s earned.

            • p ang

              p ang 2:57 AM on April 20, 2017 Permalink

              He traded Harden for, in comparison to his talent, a bag of peanuts. Ibaka for another bag. When the trade is bad, that’s a loss. When Durant saw all the peanuts, he bolted.

              KD and Westbrook are good but they aint Kobe and Shaq. Rings arent forthcoming. The guy must have realized there’s not an Allstar screaming to go to OKC to be the third wheel.

              Presti had a championship team, He blew it. He did the exact same thing Jimmy Buss did. Lose your best players and keep bad coaches. Dr. Buss replaced the coach not the players. PJax for Harris.

              If Westbrook stays he probably suffers the same fate as loyal Reggie Miller. Magic tried to get him to join Showtime, he refused. He could have had BScott’s rings.

  • DJ2KB24

    DJ2KB24 7:47 PM on April 18, 2017 Permalink  

    Cavs, Warriors and Spurs, zero chance for any other team.

     
  • DJ2KB24

    DJ2KB24 2:59 PM on April 15, 2017 Permalink  

    Pacers choke, Cavs doubled PG, who had just hit a long range 3 to bring them within 1 point. CJ Miles missed game winner at the buzzer.

     
  • DJ2KB24

    DJ2KB24 7:18 PM on April 12, 2017 Permalink  

    So the Red Hot Nets have to sit out Lin and Lopez the last game. Whaaaaaat? Bulls payoff or something? Wow!

     
  • DJ2KB24

    DJ2KB24 3:57 PM on April 11, 2017 Permalink  

    If Nikky stays, he would be a nice compliment (now that’s he playing “D”) to Clarky off the bench.Depending on the Draft and trades, nice bench punch with those two.

     
    • keen observer

      keen observer 5:13 PM on April 11, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      I pray that he opts out and that we don’t get anywhere near him.

    • Magic Phil

      Magic Phil 5:27 PM on April 11, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      A lot of GMs rate him low so yes, he’ll opt in and I don’t think it’s a bad thing. If his shot is going in, he can cool down the opponent’s momentum

    • MongoSlade

      MongoSlade 6:01 PM on April 11, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Another big jump in the cap this summer & N.Young just witnessed first-hand how much marginal players like Deng & Moz got paid in that environment. I’ll be shocked if he opts in. Somebody’s gonna throw 10mill at him.

      • Jamie Sweet (Local Ne'er-Do-Well)

        Jamie Sweet (Local Ne'er-Do-Well) 6:54 PM on April 11, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Nobody throwing anything Young’s way. Maybe Houston…

        • keen observer

          keen observer 7:42 AM on April 12, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          Maybe Philly. Bret Brown wants shooters and they have plenty of money to waste. That’s all NIck can do. That is all he has ever done. That’s who he has always been. Man do I hope he opts out.

          • Jamie Sweet (Local Ne'er-Do-Well)

            Jamie Sweet (Local Ne'er-Do-Well) 11:14 AM on April 12, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

            Like KG said, “anything is possible’ but for the small amount he’s already making and the fact that he hasn’t been moved for a pick, yet makes me think the market is weak on Mr. Young. His agent will probably tell him to opt in unless someone makes an overture (all unlikely, Nick doesn’t move the needle for any team in the Association)

  • DJ2KB24

    DJ2KB24 2:10 PM on April 8, 2017 Permalink  

    Wow! Just finished the game. What a perfect time to even up with Suns and we tossed it! I know, players play to win as should be, but putting Russ and Randle and Clakry back in the game, uhhh? We probably deserve to get bounced at the Draft. Like I said, the last middle finger from Mitch and Jimmie, lol!

    Not trading Ingy unless it’s straight up for Westbrook. Outside chance for PG or Jimmy B. Not gonna load it up though. I still see some lite with Ingy, Russ and Clarkson. Anyone else it on the table for me. I would do a combo of Randle and either Russ or Clarky for the above 3.

     
  • DJ2KB24

    DJ2KB24 6:37 PM on April 6, 2017 Permalink  

    Magic wins! Worst we can do now is 3rd all by our lonesome.

     
  • DJ2KB24

    DJ2KB24 10:40 AM on April 6, 2017 Permalink  

    LT-Do a poll of those who want to win even if it means losing 2 First Round Picks and who thinks we desperately need those picks. Place for for wanting the 2 Picks at this stage of the season. As far as the Spurs, our B-team beat their B-team.

     
    • LakerTom (Publisher) 12:15 PM on April 6, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      No need to run a poll, DJ. I would bet every fan on this blog wants the team to lose to improve our chances of keeping our picks but aren’t going to blame the coach and players for trying to win. Lots of teams tanking or resting players to get ready for the playoffs. It’s just what it is.

    • John M.

      John M. 12:38 PM on April 6, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Philly gets our first rounder either this year or next year. If they get it this year, then Orlando gets our first rounder in 2019; otherwise they get 2 second-rounders. The real issue is what player we might get this year or next, and if we improve enough in two years, the 2019 draft won’t be so critical.

      • MongoSlade

        MongoSlade 12:45 PM on April 6, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        It’s a lot more than just that. We have a short window before the cap stops rising by leaps & bounds and we need to start paying our young guys actual big money. Those 2 picks give us flexibility and options…much better to have em than not.

        • John M.

          John M. 1:01 PM on April 6, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          I don’t know much about the financials, so I’ll take your word on that. I just look at it as they’re giving up picks in 2 out of 3 years, and the details will take care of themselves.

          • MongoSlade

            MongoSlade 1:06 PM on April 6, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

            Devil is always in the details……

            • John M.

              John M. 1:10 PM on April 6, 2017 Permalink

              The funny thing is, the way the Nash deal was structured, the Suns/Philly issue would’ve been dead by now had we not continued to stink. So, the idea is to get better, one way or another…

  • DJ2KB24

    DJ2KB24 9:38 AM on April 6, 2017 Permalink  

    Geeze, every player has to play to their best ability, no question, but to think it’s not a MAJOR detriment to lose our Top 3 Pick, plus our Top Pick in 2019 is, well, you tell me. This ain’t no game, it is a billion dollar industry and winning is what counts, period. Now, with winning comes a whole bunch of fun and excitement. IMO

     
    • Jamie Sweet (Local Ne'er-Do-Well)

      Jamie Sweet (Local Ne'er-Do-Well) 9:42 AM on April 6, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      You know, I look at it this way. If the majority of these guys return (most are under contract or will opt in so pretty likely) do wins like this build something between them that lasts? If not, then they matter less, if so, well, that’s the kind of environment we want to see being built here. If that is something that comes out of this season then so much the better. For my part, another youthful player is not what we need. I’d just as soon trade that pick for established talent, including one or two young guns if the talent is needle moving on a huge scale.

      But at this point, it’s around a 50% chance we keep, could be a little higher, could be a little lower. Nothing was ever assured. We’re talking the difference between playing the Come line or for the shooter to crap out. I play to win, I don’t play to watch dudes blow it, even though that’s the “safest” bet in craps. Just my way of thinking, hence my non-existent GM position ;)

      • DJ2KB24

        DJ2KB24 10:14 AM on April 6, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Keep in mind, we didn’t beat the Spurs REAL team. And do we really think all of a sudden we have Nwamba and Brewer and Ennis and they are gonna be in our future? Ennis might be a backup point guard. I like to remember how many thought the answer in part was: Jodi Meeks, Wes Johnson, Jordan Hill, Ronnie Price and that list goes on and on. This team could change overnite with THE Pick and Freebies and Trades.

        • Jamie Sweet (Local Ne'er-Do-Well)

          Jamie Sweet (Local Ne'er-Do-Well) 10:19 AM on April 6, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          All three could form a decent bench, in my opinion. Nawaba plays above average D and rebounds really well for his position. Ennis, juries still out for me, I like how level-headed he is, kinda reminds of another Jordan we used to have, Jordan Farmar. Brewer is under contract for next season for $7.6 million smackeroos. So, yes, I expect him on the team next season and I like him well enough. A better defender than scorer which I am all in favor of and the dude knows how to make his game work.

    • CSTracy10

      CSTracy10 9:54 AM on April 6, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Losing this pick also means losing PG (most likely). With the pick we are either 1.) a more appealing destination or 2.) have an asset to deal for PG (or to have after trading away the rest of them)

      • Jamie Sweet (Local Ne'er-Do-Well)

        Jamie Sweet (Local Ne'er-Do-Well) 9:59 AM on April 6, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        I don’t disagree with that at all. Nor do I disagree with coach Walton. Play the game right and good things will happen. There’s no guarantee Larry Bird will try and trade PG, likely will have to see what kind of damage Indy does in the playoffs. Eastern Cnf. finals could be more than enough to entice him to stay. If they make the playoffs at all, if not I think he’ll ask for a trade and I think Larry will be accommodating to his desires while balancing the needs of the team.

        But who knows, a lot is still way up in the air.

        One way or another we’ll need some amount of luck to break our way, either in pinging of pong balls or the disgruntlement of the superstar you’d like to see us land, etc.

        • CSTracy10

          CSTracy10 10:07 AM on April 6, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          I agree. losing on purpose smells/tastes/looks bad.

          Why do you think Larry will accommodate the desires of a ship-jumper?

          • Jamie Sweet (Local Ne'er-Do-Well)

            Jamie Sweet (Local Ne'er-Do-Well) 10:15 AM on April 6, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

            They have a pretty solid working relationship by all accounts. I think that if PG asks to go to a small number of teams Larry will look to accommodate while also looking for a deal that improves his own team. But there’s no rush for either side, right? PG is under contract for next season so they can wait until the trade deadline, really, to see what materializes. PG will be making money, Larry will be hoping they make the playoffs and he backs down from his demand, PG sounds like he does kind of want to to stay. Could be lip service, could be truth, who knows.

            End of the day, there’s a lot still up in the air and no guarantees any of it will break our way. A few percentage points aren’t really enough to get me juiced about losing the pick, a few rumors aren’t really enough to convince me PG is coming here, and I’m fine with whatever happens as long as we see more improvement from the team. For me, a win against a quality team in Memphis and a well-coached (if resting their stars) Spurs counts.

  • DJ2KB24

    DJ2KB24 8:05 PM on April 5, 2017 Permalink  

    What happens if we win out and I think we will. Warriors will sit the stars. Orlando has one winable game left, but if they lose out, we will tie them for 3rd/4th. Not sure how that works?

    Nets-21-61, Suns 22-60, Lakers 27-55 and Magic 27-55. So what gives with this. Like I said a while back it is a very real scenario!

    PS-Not worried about the Cavs when the PO’s start, they just hammered Celts at Boston.

     
  • DJ2KB24

    DJ2KB24 7:45 PM on April 5, 2017 Permalink  

    LT. You here?

     
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