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  1. Best Guess Opening Day Roster

    They sign and traded him. They had to renounce Gallo in order to have the room to sign Millsap. So signing Millsap essentially ended Gallo's stay. I like Millsap but there is some evidence that he is in decline. He is spending a lot less time playing around the rim and more time shooting jumpers.
  2. Best Guess Opening Day Roster

    They gave up Gallinari to get him. Murray is the starting pg now and should break. Could end up being the best player on the team.
  3. Silver: NBA Expansion is Inevitable

    Oh yeah I see guys like Tom Brady, Aaron Rodgers, Manning, Aaron Judge,Trout, Kershsaw, Bryce Harper, etc being considered among the best ever. Do you see in football and basketball where what used to be the most impactful and coveted position in the game is basically disrespected to the point where it was eliminated from Allstar bench voting? Where rookies (like the Cowboy rookies) are basically ignored for 3 or 4 years? Where one man breezes through a conference for 7 straight years? An era where NO up and coming team was on the horizon to dethrown the champs (ie Shaqs Magic and Lakers). Where teams openly disregard the importance of the regular season (see Jordans 72 wins at age 35). This typr of stuff is new to the game.
  4. Silver: NBA Expansion is Inevitable

    Maybe there are some complaints about fundamentals being lost in other sports, but I feel like the complaints in basketball are literally that they feel that the players are easier to defend. Even if they covered basic fundamentals, that stuff like "going small" would get destroyed in their day. I dont see those type of comparable complaints in other sports unless Im missing them.
  5. Silver: NBA Expansion is Inevitable

    So.why doesnt this nostalgia exist so heavily in other sports. Like in baseball, everyone acknoledges that pitchers throw harder and players have more power. They chalk it up to steroids sometimes but we know it exists. They sometimes say the game is softer due to not throwing inside as much but that is a rule change or more conscious about hitting playerd in the head. People love them some 70's football but no one questions whether the Patriots or Crimson Tide could stomp with the best teams of all time. I dont hear many complaints about the product, other than stuff like targeting, which is a safety rule change. Not a huge football fan, but the people I know that watch it love it. Basketball is complained about heavily and you can see a change, a major change, in how it is played in terms of style like no other sport. We can all acknowledge that players are more athletic and shoot deeper. But thats it. Big men, 7 footers, cant score one on one, most wings cant do anything but spot shoot and defend, teams truly are less physical and it more than just rule changes causing it and as said earlier, rookies are no longer impactful. This isnt just nostalgia or some feeling about something that we used to love. You cant deny that the big man used to be able to score more, that the wing had a bigger role in playmaking as the point guard just facilitated, that the game was rougher and that rookies were better earlier. Like this stuff is absolutely true. Its one thing to tweek the game, but the roles have changed so much that one has to notice. Like if someone says "Draymond Green could not have checked Shaq, Ewing, or Dream." are you honestly going to chalk that up to nostalgia? There is enough evidence to suggest that those guys would have smashed Draymond in their prime. Its totally understandable why people dont respect the small ball era with half the teams being led in scoring by their point guard. The athleticism hasnt improved that much where this shouldnt be noticed. Just imo.
  6. Silver: NBA Expansion is Inevitable

    Its a variety of players so it isnt diluted but the star power is missing which is what gets people excited. You had the Bulls who would get challenged by Ewings Knicks, Mournings Heat, Millers Pacers. You atleast thought they had a chance because they were going to get outmuscled like Lebron does everyone. Then the Magic came in play. Then you had a open West with the Spurs, Jazz, Rockets, Suns, Blazers , Sonics, etc all hanging around. Just good competition with true star led teams. You always added someone in the draft that was high impact in Kidd, Mourming, Shaq, Penny, Duncan, AI, Vince, the Truth, KG, Kobe. Grandmama! Immediately you knew these guys would change the landscape of the league. The guys now are solid but you still have doubts for two or three years about what they will do and you rarely watch cause their teams typically suck. Teams led by Isiah Thomas, Derozan even John Wall just arent moving anyone. Now the West has been monopolized too. The league badly needs more star led teams that we can believe in. Teams that shoot most jumpers and led in scoring by a 6'2" point guard arent going to beat Lebron or the Warriors most of the time and true fans know they wont win the series. Thats why they complain. Casual fans maybe interested however.
  7. JaM Ain't Going Anywhere

    Yeah I forgot about the RFA thing. In that case he could either take the QO or go overseas instead of just taking what Memphis wants him to take.
  8. JaM Ain't Going Anywhere

    Yeah you are right no player in sports history has ever signed somewhere else for less because they felt disrespected by their previous employer. Never happens.
  9. JaM Ain't Going Anywhere

    I wouldnt be suprised to see JAM take a cheap deal in Boston or somewhere that he can play just to screw Memphis.
  10. Ok, that write up sounds like a shoulda been league minimum pickup who only got paid more because he was once a number 7 pick.
  11. Draft And Free Agency '17

    Maybe but I dont know how many games even the refs can squeeze out of a Golden State series without compromising all integrity.
  12. Best Guess Opening Day Roster

    Thats often what happens.
  13. From what I have seen. Neither are point guards but Smith is a better scorer. Better shooter, dribbler, quicker, finishes stronger in the lane. Heck look at their dleague resumes if you want stats not even close.
  14. JaM Ain't Going Anywhere

    Its exactly what I said last year when folks kept telling me this is the new NBA and how the money is going to be spent. It was going to level itself back out once all of the caproom went away.