NBA season 2018/19



  • For a guy who does not like the limelight, I would suggest he might find LA a bit too high profile. Even if he is playing for the other team in LA... Toronto might suit him better



  • The thing that unites Kawhi, KD and Kyrie is they are all totally unpredictable, with a wild variety of motivations, weaknesses, aspirations.

    I'd suggest that nobody really knows what each will do. The Kawhi to the Clippers rumour seems to be the most likely, but who knows what impact this title run will have on him.



  • Milwaukee take game 1 of the ECFs on the back of a shooting performance from..... BROOK LOPEZ???!!!?!?!



  • What does everyone think about the possibility of Zion already having enough power to snub the Pelicans?

    I've seen a few different Bball sites talking about this today.



  • It doesn't seem to be based in reality. Just the spinning wheels of the online content machines.

    Now he might say something in the next week/month to change that, but for the moment I think it's very unlikely.



  • @barbarian said in NBA season 2018/19:

    It doesn't seem to be based in reality. Just the spinning wheels of the online content machines.

    Now he might say something in the next week/month to change that, but for the moment I think it's very unlikely.

    With him, a re-committed Davis and Holiday they could be good straight away. Especially if Zion can get out of the blocks quickly



  • Not a lot of support for the AD stays in NOLA theory on The Jump.



  • @shark said in NBA season 2018/19:

    Not a lot of support for the AD stays in NOLA theory on The Jump.

    Because ESPN are at DEFCON 5 about Zion at a small market. They are balls deep in Zion to NY/LA



  • Crazy theories than Zion threatens to go back to Duke if Pelicans draft him.....he hasn't signed a shoe deal / agent yet so retains NCAA eligibility



  • It's going to be a crazy offseason



  • All indications are that Zion will go to the Pelicans. https://ftw.usatoday.com/2019/05/zion-williamson-stepfather-duke-pelicans-new-orleans-rumors-options-excited-nba-draft

    If you were AD, surely you'd wait until the end of the year before making up your mind on staying/going. If this guy is the next Lebron (a big if), then staying becomes a lot more attractive.

    And with a committed AD, Zion and Jrue, the Pelicans now become a free agent destination. Add in a Tobias Harris or a Jimmy Butler and you've got a team that can contend in the West.



  • @barbarian Griffin is a good GM (I wanted him to go to the Lakers and sort that dumpster fire out), he has street cred from dealing with LBJ in CLE, the basketball situation is good so it is only a question of repairing the relationship with the franchise and if AD has his heart set on leaving regardless. If that happens Griffin will get a good deal for AD and the Pels will be set for the next 5 years



  • Who knows what is going on in Davis' head, or what his Klutch friends are telling him. Logic would suggest he should wait it out and see how good Zion is.

    But if he's still got his heart set on a big market team then it might be impossible for him to be coaxed back to New Orleans, even for a supermax deal.

    An interesting twist will be if Zion also signs with Klutch, and what that means for Davis as well.



  • If there is the prospect of a super trio in LA maybe he wants to go to try and win now. I'm not sure I'd trust LAL management to do that, but the players could do it themselves. Imagine a LBJ-Kyrie-AD core



  • If Kyrie makes the decision to come to LA, then the Lakers can throw everything at the Pelicans for a Davis trade.

    Lonzo, Ingram, Kuzma, Hart and a pick or two (even the #4 they have in this draft). AND if they play their cards right the Pelicans will still have cap space on top of that. Might be a hard one to turn down.



  • If they get it done it will be in spite of management. The worst move the Lakers have made in recent times was chasing Jerry West away



  • The second Portland/GSW game is so fun. Warriors up by one with a minute to go.

    Steph is trading threes with Seth, while Draymond Green is making some amazing plays at both ends.



  • Holy cow, I checked a few minutes ago and GSW were down 10!!!



  • A good win by the Warriors today. Blazers played a very good game and their role players really stepped on both ends.

    But they put the ball in Steph’s hands and he made things happen (with Green).

    Iggy comes up with a big time defensive play as well.



  • On the draft, I think there will be some very unpredictable moves in this offseason.

    Look at last off season and the Leonard and DeRozan trade was totally out of the blue.

    I’m in the AD stays at NOLA camp. Their shrewd front office will make a couple of other moves that will provide a few other carrots for AD.

    Lakers have done alright I reckon. They have access to one of three clear standout options on the draft class.


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