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kobe4thewinbang
07-13-2016, 02:55 PM
http://www.nba.com/2016/news/features/steve_aschburner/07/12/adam-silver-nba-board-of-governors-meeting/index.html

http://www.cbssports.com/nba/news/in-wake-of-durant-to-warriors-adam-silver-vows-to-fix-broken-nba-labor-deal/

I think everybody likes Silver far more than Stern, and I like new Hack-A rules being implemented because teams try it outside of the final quarter, so this should stop it from happening. It kills the viewership, and it doesn't ban it altogether so a fair change.

To open a can of worms, Stern had the cojones to veto what was arguably a better trade for all teams involved and clearly would've landed Anthony Davis on a different team. I understand the league was actually in charge of the 'Pelicans' at the time and that is why they got away with it, but look at the Pelicans now. Still look just as dead in the water as they did then. Chris Paul is playing great, but his Clippers ain't won jack in the playoffs still and he could've been a Laker instead of Steve Nash's broken back self and the misery that seems to finally be leaving the Lakers team if Summer League is any indication of the next season's outcome.

So Durant to the Warriors is not ideal, so definitely looks like the league will try and make this harder to happen because clearly several fans have lost interest now that there is a super team. And although the Cavaliers did the impossible, it is unlikely they can beat the Warriors again now with Durant on their team.

Tim Duncan and Kobe Bryant are gone and now there is a super team, after a year in which both the Warriors and Spurs had historically superb season records.

What can the league really do here? Everybody thinks another lockout is coming, and the one a few years ago was horrible and led to people asterisk'ing the Heat's title (mind you on another 'super' team). Also, Mike Conley got himself 35 million a season and that just doesn't seem right. I like to side with the players since the owners are raking in countless dollars and it's nice they are earning more of a cut, but dang. Could the Warriors theoretically sign another big name? Even the Lakers still have 30 million left to spend and most teams don't know what to do with it, and it's about to go to the rest of the players already signed if I understand it correctly.

Tony_Starks
07-13-2016, 03:13 PM
Silver needs to keep his nose out of this. Just like they overreacted and changed the rules when Lebron formed his allstar team in Miami, then hated on us with the CP3 trade becuase the small market owners started crying.

Just leave it alone, if these stars want to team up that's their prerogative.

It's hypocrisy because when the owners put these great teams together they get exec of the year, when players take it upon themselves and do it it's bad for the league.

BKLYNpigeon
07-13-2016, 03:19 PM
NBA is full of Contradictions.

First, All the owners complain about the league being uneven and dominated by Big Market Teams.

Now teams like Warriors and Cavs who were Crap 5 years ago come up, they have a problem with it. FOH



Warriors did nothing wrong, they drafted their Big 3, managed their cap properly and had enough to Offer Durant a Max.

numba1CHANGsta
07-13-2016, 03:31 PM
Big 3 will now turn into a Big 4-5 unless they change the CBA. Whoever thinks super teams are good for the NBA are idiots.

Scoots
07-13-2016, 03:33 PM
The hack-a changes are just window dressing as I predicted. No major difference other than getting rid of the over-the-back foul on FTs as a back door into hack-a.

Teams can still hack for 40 minutes a game to their hearts content.

Silver can dislike it all he wants, but what he's not really saying is that this situation is mostly the fault of the union (for denying cap smoothing), and that the system in place is working well.

The chances of this series of events happening again EVER are essentially 0.

Aust
07-13-2016, 03:34 PM
Next CBA will be interesting.

Scoots
07-13-2016, 03:49 PM
Big 3 will now turn into a Big 4-5 unless they change the CBA. Whoever thinks super teams are good for the NBA are idiots.

So, how is it going to happen mutliple times? The ONLY way it happened this time is unprecedented draft success, a bad year of injuries to a future superstar who signed for half what he was worth, then an unprecedented increase in the cap caused by the union denying the league's wishes to make it more progressive.

It's not that super teams are necessarily good for the NBA (though as a Lakers fan, you should acknowledge that great teams tend to lead to NBA growth). But that this team is somehow skirting the rules by doing it or that it's likely to ever happen again ... it's just Silver being placating.

Mathew
07-13-2016, 04:42 PM
How is it not bad for the league to have 1 super team and another championship contender followed by MAYBE 3-4 other pretty good teams? There's already teams making the playoffs with .500 records or slightly better.

I'm not against super teams but if the league is going to operate this way they need to get rid of a few teams to make it a more competitive league.

I agree that it's all hypocritical, if the league won't be willing to get rid of teams ($$$) but complain about having 1 super team.

How is this good for the league? Fans won't feel inclined to watch a ton of games if at the end of the day we all presume GS is going to win it all even before the first tip off of the season.

NYY 26 to 7
07-13-2016, 05:13 PM
How is it not bad for the league to have 1 super team and another championship contender followed by MAYBE 3-4 other pretty good teams? There's already teams making the playoffs with .500 records or slightly better.

I'm not against super teams but if the league is going to operate this way they need to get rid of a few teams to make it a more competitive league.

I agree that it's all hypocritical, if the league won't be willing to get rid of teams ($$$) but complain about having 1 super team.

How is this good for the league? Fans won't feel inclined to watch a ton of games if at the end of the day we all presume GS is going to win it all even before the first tip off of the season.

This. But they won't contract. The only other answer is hard cap but the players will never go for that. I don't think this will be a fun renegotiation but hopefully they can figure something out. This really screwed up the league where overnight stars who signed under the old CBA are paid barely above role players. The drastic cap jump has really screwed up the league for several years until the contracts all balance out relative to the cap. The problem is this was a perfect storm this year and changes now won't do much to fix the issue for the next few years.

GoferKing_
07-13-2016, 06:42 PM
The league needs to be competetive, Durant going to GSW killed that part.

More-Than-Most
07-13-2016, 07:41 PM
Nothing wrong at all with what the warriors/durant did and like Tre said its not something that can actually happen... My only problem was the durant situation... The warriors did the smart ****ing thing.

More-Than-Most
07-13-2016, 07:43 PM
Silver needs to keep his nose out of this. Just like they overreacted and changed the rules when Lebron formed his allstar team in Miami, then hated on us with the CP3 trade becuase the small market owners started crying.

Just leave it alone, if these stars want to team up that's their prerogative.

It's hypocrisy because when the owners put these great teams together they get exec of the year, when players take it upon themselves and do it it's bad for the league.

This is so laughably ironic coming from you after how you acted when Lebron joined the heat lol

Stunner
07-13-2016, 07:56 PM
As here we go

Sly Guy
07-13-2016, 07:56 PM
Silver's push for a hard cap come CBA time.

I like that he spoke out about it too. this keeps up there's only gonna be a league of 5-6 profitable teams and the rest are just filler/farm teams for the big boys.

MygirlhatesCod
07-13-2016, 08:05 PM
So, how is it going to happen mutliple times? The ONLY way it happened this time is unprecedented draft success, a bad year of injuries to a future superstar who signed for half what he was worth, then an unprecedented increase in the cap caused by the union denying the league's wishes to make it more progressive.

It's not that super teams are necessarily good for the NBA (though as a Lakers fan, you should acknowledge that great teams tend to lead to NBA growth). But that this team is somehow skirting the rules by doing it or that it's likely to ever happen again ... it's just Silver being placating.

great post!! I was thinking about the likelihood of this happening for any other team going forward and no matter what way I did the math it was slim to none.
It also is crazy to think that having a super team is going to destroy the nba. look at baseball, they grew immensely with all those crazy good yankee teams back in the day. no matter what anyone says, having a dominant team helps the entire league grow. if you look at the history list of who has won chips the list does not look very diverse and that hasn't stopped league growth.
Durant choosing to play with the Warriors is the real butt hurt. that's the issue its not about making the league competitive. if it was the latter changes should have been made a long time ago.

Clint Olbrock
07-13-2016, 08:39 PM
It's probably not good for the NBA but the Warriors did it within the rules.

I highly doubt this Warriors squad is gonna be some unstoppable juggernaut anyway.

The Warriors went 73-9, the only realistic place to go is down from there. They won a title then the following year lost in game 7, they can obviously go up from there and win a title again but they can very easily miss the finals or lose in the finals again too.

The team is great on paper and awesome for bandwagon fans or uneducated fans of the game.

If the Warriors win, so what it was expected(from national media/Vegas perspective). If they lose, we all ge to laugh at them.

It's not as big of a deal as it's made out to be, KD is the only one making max money of the "big 4".

BKLYNpigeon
07-13-2016, 08:54 PM
Warriors are under the cap this season.

They aren't paying 54million to luxury taxes like the Cavs.

Players union will never accept a hard cap.

Clint Olbrock
07-13-2016, 09:36 PM
Warriors are under the cap this season.

They aren't paying 54million to luxury taxes like the Cavs.

Players union will never accept a hard cap.
How did you come to the conclusion the Warriors are under the cap...?

PayDaPiper
07-13-2016, 10:06 PM
How did you come to the conclusion the Warriors are under the cap...?

The salary cap for this upcoming season is 94.1 million

After Durant, Zaza and West the Warriors are barely over at 96,297,451

Meanwhile the Cavs are at 85 million with Lebron yet to receive his 26 mil that puts them at 111 million

Clint Olbrock
07-13-2016, 11:44 PM
The salary cap for this upcoming season is 94.1 million

After Durant, Zaza and West the Warriors are barely over at 96,297,451

Meanwhile the Cavs are at 85 million with Lebron yet to receive his 26 mil that puts them at 111 million

$96 million is greater than $94 million, so I was just curious how he thought they were under.

If Griffin is willing to pay the tax then who cares, lol it produced a title.

EDIT: LBJ's max will actually be greater than 26 million because he has 10+ years in the league, even if he decides to renounce down to the non-bird level for his contract(vs the early bird).

Bigbadmoffo
07-13-2016, 11:49 PM
NBA is full of Contradictions.

First, All the owners complain about the league being uneven and dominated by Big Market Teams.

Now teams like Warriors and Cavs who were Crap 5 years ago come up, they have a problem with it. FOH



Warriors did nothing wrong, they drafted their Big 3, managed their cap properly and had enough to Offer Durant a Max.

This
There was know 2-3 year plan to empty cap and have talks under contract. GSW, SPURS, OKC are just smartly ran organizations. CAVS are poorly run but lucked out that the best players happen to be from Ohio

BKLYNpigeon
07-14-2016, 12:02 AM
of course Adam Silver said that he has 29 other teams to make happy.

Not the Warriors fault at all. They have a Big 4 and remain under the salary cap.

Clint Olbrock
07-14-2016, 12:16 AM
of course Adam Silver said that he has 29 other teams to make happy.

Not the Warriors fault at all. They have a Big 4 and remain under the salary cap.
They aren't under the salary cap.. :facepalm:

Scoots
07-14-2016, 01:12 AM
Silver's push for a hard cap come CBA time.

I like that he spoke out about it too. this keeps up there's only gonna be a league of 5-6 profitable teams and the rest are just filler/farm teams for the big boys.

The soft cap helps the little guy because all those tax penalties are shared by the teams under the cap. Silver doesn't want a hard cap ... he's just placating while trying to scare the union into backing off of other demands.

Also, on contraction, the league doesn't need to contract, it needs to expand the rosters to add MORE players to each team. Right now there are talented players that flame out each year because teams don't have the time or the roster space to develop them. Draymond Green was a 2nd round pick, his first year he was awful, but the Warriors were bad enough they could give him some run. David Lee gets hurt, the Warriors change coaches, Green is starting and off we go. NOBODY would have said Green could be a top 50 PF in the NBA when he was drafted or even after his first year. The NBA is more global than ever before and because of it the talent available to the NBA is greater than ever before. The rosters should expand to 18 players so the teams can keep and develop players to get the most out of them.

The Warriors have had the following players they picked up in the draft or undrafted who have gone on to be productive and more on other teams because they couldn't spare the roster spot or the money to keep developing them:
Jeremy Lin
Anthony Morrow
Kent Bazemore
Justin Holiday
DeWayne Dedmon
Anthony Tolliver
CJ Watson
Marco Bellineli
and there are more I'm not thinking of at the moment and for every one of them there are probably 2 other legit quality NBA players lost to happenstance.

We don't need the league to contract, we need a league that does a better job maximizing the talent they have access to ... and the NBA knows it which is why they are working to get every team to get a D-league affiliate before they expand the number of protected contracts each team can have.

Scoots
07-14-2016, 01:13 AM
They aren't under the salary cap.. :facepalm:

True ... but they are not in the tax which is what really matters.

IKnowHoops
07-14-2016, 01:45 AM
This is so laughably ironic coming from you after how you acted when Lebron joined the heat lol

Big Tone doing his thing as always.

BKLYNpigeon
07-14-2016, 02:01 AM
They aren't under the salary cap.. :facepalm:

sorry I meant they are under the Tax this is what matters, because the Warriors will be over the tax next year.

IKnowHoops
07-14-2016, 02:07 AM
I think what OKC did is great for the NBA. Fans still will watch. T wolves have been loosing for 95% of their existence but the fan base is still strong. If fans of other teams stop watching because they can't bare that there team has no chance next year, then they are crap fans. Anything can happen, and people love greatness. People will watch because of those two things no matter what.

hugepatsfan
07-14-2016, 08:10 AM
NBA is full of Contradictions.

First, All the owners complain about the league being uneven and dominated by Big Market Teams.

Now teams like Warriors and Cavs who were Crap 5 years ago come up, they have a problem with it. FOH



Warriors did nothing wrong, they drafted their Big 3, managed their cap properly and had enough to Offer Durant a Max.

No one said they did anything wrong. He actually specifically called that out. He was even sure to point out that KD did nothing wrong. He just made the blatantly obvious observation that so many of the great players teaming up isn't a good look for the league because 27/30 teams are pretty much dead in the water before the season has even started and 2 of those teams are only darkhorses.

No one is mad the Warriors (or Cavs) came up. Learn some reading comprehension. Grow up and stop stomping your feet like a 2 year old because you think someone said something critical of your team (when really they didn't you just didn't care to comprehend the words).

What Silver is saying is that within the CBA they should try to make it harder on players to do this. Or at least make it a tougher decision. You can never stop someone from going where they want but you can make it less financially smart for them to team up with other stars. If players want to play with other stars then it's going to happen but you can create a system where they're turning down significantly more money to do so.

And he even acknowledged the need to recognize the unique circumstances that led to GS pulling off what they did and how they need to not just overreact to prevent something that was already probably a one time thing. I'd expect tweaks to the current system rather than wholesale changes. The NBAPA will never accept a hard cap so forget that. But there's no reason they wouldn't go for a different max tier structure or some "franchise player" type boost a team can give one player. That helps the players get more money available to them and gives teams the ability to offer financial incentive to players for not just teaming up with other elite guys.

hugepatsfan
07-14-2016, 08:15 AM
The soft cap helps the little guy because all those tax penalties are shared by the teams under the cap. Silver doesn't want a hard cap ... he's just placating while trying to scare the union into backing off of other demands.

Also, on contraction, the league doesn't need to contract, it needs to expand the rosters to add MORE players to each team. Right now there are talented players that flame out each year because teams don't have the time or the roster space to develop them. Draymond Green was a 2nd round pick, his first year he was awful, but the Warriors were bad enough they could give him some run. David Lee gets hurt, the Warriors change coaches, Green is starting and off we go. NOBODY would have said Green could be a top 50 PF in the NBA when he was drafted or even after his first year. The NBA is more global than ever before and because of it the talent available to the NBA is greater than ever before. The rosters should expand to 18 players so the teams can keep and develop players to get the most out of them.

The Warriors have had the following players they picked up in the draft or undrafted who have gone on to be productive and more on other teams because they couldn't spare the roster spot or the money to keep developing them:
Jeremy Lin
Anthony Morrow
Kent Bazemore
Justin Holiday
DeWayne Dedmon
Anthony Tolliver
CJ Watson
Marco Bellineli
and there are more I'm not thinking of at the moment and for every one of them there are probably 2 other legit quality NBA players lost to happenstance.

We don't need the league to contract, we need a league that does a better job maximizing the talent they have access to ... and the NBA knows it which is why they are working to get every team to get a D-league affiliate before they expand the number of protected contracts each team can have.

The Jeremy Lin and Bazemores of the world do nothing to impact the competitive balance of the NBA. That has 0 impact whatsoever on the lack of parity at the top of the NBA. No team is failign to become great because they couldn't develop an Kent Bazemore lol

It's a good idea to expand rosters or at least expand the way the D-League works so teams can develop guys. That should happen. People say contraction because there aren't enough TOP OF THE ROSTER players to go around. The NBA is a star's league more than any other sport so that's what matters when it comes to competing for championships.

AllBall
07-14-2016, 10:02 AM
To open a can of worms, Stern had the cojones to veto what was arguably a better trade for all teams involved and clearly would've landed Anthony Davis on a different team. I understand the league was actually in charge of the 'Pelicans' at the time and that is why they got away with it, but look at the Pelicans now. Still look just as dead in the water as they did then.

Can't blame them for the string of horrible injuries. It's sports. It happens


Chris Paul is playing great, but his Clippers ain't won jack in the playoffs

Again, injuries..freak accidents actually.


still and he could've been a Laker instead of Steve Nash's broken back self and the misery that seems to finally be leaving the Lakers team if Summer League is any indication of the next season's outcome.

They may be better, but don't put too much stock in Summer League.


So Durant to the Warriors is not ideal, so definitely looks like the league will try and make this harder to happen because clearly several fans have lost interest now that there is a super team.

Ratings say otherwise.


And although the Cavaliers did the impossible, it is unlikely they can beat the Warriors again now with Durant on their team.

I believe the Cavs can still take them. Their interior is weaker, and that's where the Cavs have capitalized.


Tim Duncan and Kobe Bryant are gone and now there is a super team, after a year in which both the Warriors and Spurs had historically superb season records.

Spurs will still be 50+ wins.


What can the league really do here?

They can't ban friendships and they can't force players to take more money.


Everybody thinks another lockout is coming

Seriously, who in the hell is predicting that? Link to legit article? No way there's is another lockout. Too much money being received by both sides that they don't want to give up.


and the one a few years ago was horrible and led to people asterisk'ing the Heat's title (mind you on another 'super' team).

lol, que? Did you put an asterisk on the Spurs title after the lockout? I guess that team doesn't count as super either? :rolleyes:


Also, Mike Conley got himself 35 million a season and that just doesn't seem right.

Percentage of cap buddy. Doesn't matter what would "seem right" to you. It's math and economics. That's what the market is willing to pay.


I like to side with the players since the owners are raking in countless dollars and it's nice they are earning more of a cut, but dang. Could the Warriors theoretically sign another big name?

Sure, they could sign anyone for for the VET minimum, even Lebron. No rules against it, but Lebron not likely to happen.

PayDaPiper
07-14-2016, 10:02 AM
The Jeremy Lin and Bazemores of the world do nothing to impact the competitive balance of the NBA. That has 0 impact whatsoever on the lack of parity at the top of the NBA. No team is failign to become great because they couldn't develop an Kent Bazemore lol

It's a good idea to expand rosters or at least expand the way the D-League works so teams can develop guys. That should happen. People say contraction because there aren't enough TOP OF THE ROSTER players to go around. The NBA is a star's league more than any other sport so that's what matters when it comes to competing for championships.

You say that yet he just signed a 70 million dollar contract, lol

Great time to be an average player in the NBA, ridiculous

Tony_Starks
07-14-2016, 10:06 AM
It doesn't matter how you re-structure things you're not going to get a Superstar or multiple Superstars to come to a poorly managed team with no talent. Just ain't happnin.

Look no further than my Lakers, we've been trying to give away max contracts for 2 years with the Big Stars saying no thanks becuase Jimmy/ Mitch are habitual bunglers. Even though financially we're the second most profitable team in the NBA.

There's just no way of getting around good management and respectable ownership.

What the Miami Superfriends pulled off was a weak move but you can't be mad Miami for being smart.

What KD did was super weak but you can't be mad at Golden State for making it possible.

PayDaPiper
07-14-2016, 10:10 AM
I believe the Cavs can still take them. Their interior is weaker, and that's where the Cavs have capitalized.




The Cavs are not that good, if both teams are healthy the Warriors are better. Games 5,6,7 were the perfect storm starting with the Green suspension

AllBall
07-14-2016, 10:13 AM
The Cavs are not that good, if both teams are healthy the Warriors are better. Games 5,6,7 were the perfect storm starting with the Green suspension

You're entitled to your prediction. I have mine.

PayDaPiper
07-14-2016, 10:17 AM
You're entitled to your prediction. I have mine.

Fair enough, lol

hugepatsfan
07-14-2016, 10:33 AM
It doesn't matter how you re-structure things you're not going to get a Superstar or multiple Superstars to come to a poorly managed team with no talent. Just ain't happnin.

Look no further than my Lakers, we've been trying to give away max contracts for 2 years with the Big Stars saying no thanks becuase Jimmy/ Mitch are habitual bunglers. Even though financially we're the second most profitable team in the NBA.

There's just no way of getting around good management and respectable ownership.

What the Miami Superfriends pulled off was a weak move but you can't be mad Miami for being smart.

What KD did was super weak but you can't be mad at Golden State for making it possible.

Who's mad at Golden State? Where has anyone criticized the team? Only anger people have is directed at KD for his lack of competitiveness? Same thing with Miami.

You can never force things but you can allow teams to offer financial incentive, which is what I'd like to see. I'd give each team a "super max" that lets them pay the player 45% of the cap but for luxury tax/ cap space purposes he counts as 40%. Players can still team up, but now they're leaving $40M over 4 years on the table if they decide to go piggyback with another elite player. Or at least he's forcing that other elite player to do it in a couple of years if he stays.

Hawkeye15
07-14-2016, 10:46 AM
Silver needs to keep his nose out of this. Just like they overreacted and changed the rules when Lebron formed his allstar team in Miami, then hated on us with the CP3 trade becuase the small market owners started crying.
Just leave it alone, if these stars want to team up that's their prerogative.

It's hypocrisy because when the owners put these great teams together they get exec of the year, when players take it upon themselves and do it it's bad for the league.

that was literally because NO was not owned by anyone, it was owned by the NBA.

But yeah, the NBA doesn't need knee jerk reactions to situations that are absolutely legal according to it's own CBA. A team figured out how to capitalize on the huge revenue influx, move on...

Tony_Starks
07-14-2016, 10:59 AM
that was literally because NO was not owned by anyone, it was owned by the NBA.

But yeah, the NBA doesn't need knee jerk reactions to situations that are absolutely legal according to it's own CBA. A team figured out how to capitalize on the huge revenue influx, move on...

The "NBA" as in other owners didn't have authority to make moves on NOs behalf that would be a conflict of interest, Stern had that authority and acted in what he said was the "NBA's best interest."

If you are of the opinion that him voiding a CP3 deal that would've put LA on top again right directly on the heels of the small market owners publicly crying outrage about stars teaming up in Big markets was just a lucky coincidence then......

Scoots
07-14-2016, 12:06 PM
The Jeremy Lin and Bazemores of the world do nothing to impact the competitive balance of the NBA. That has 0 impact whatsoever on the lack of parity at the top of the NBA. No team is failign to become great because they couldn't develop an Kent Bazemore lol

It's a good idea to expand rosters or at least expand the way the D-League works so teams can develop guys. That should happen. People say contraction because there aren't enough TOP OF THE ROSTER players to go around. The NBA is a star's league more than any other sport so that's what matters when it comes to competing for championships.
And pretty much nobody predicted curry green or Thompson would be stars of the magnitude they have become. We have no idea how many potential stars have been lost through lack of development of just being in the wrong environment.

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Vee-Rex
07-14-2016, 12:59 PM
The Cavs are not that good, if both teams are healthy the Warriors are better. Games 5,6,7 were the perfect storm starting with the Green suspension

:laugh2:

Hawkeye15
07-14-2016, 01:45 PM
The "NBA" as in other owners didn't have authority to make moves on NOs behalf that would be a conflict of interest, Stern had that authority and acted in what he said was the "NBA's best interest."

If you are of the opinion that him voiding a CP3 deal that would've put LA on top again right directly on the heels of the small market owners publicly crying outrage about stars teaming up in Big markets was just a lucky coincidence then......

Stern had multiple owners (his bosses) voicing a strong opinion to void the deal. That is just how it works, he reports to them, he has the authority to void it due to "Conflict of interests".

Tony_Starks
07-14-2016, 02:19 PM
Stern had multiple owners (his bosses) voicing a strong opinion to void the deal. That is just how it works, he reports to them, he has the authority to void it due to "Conflict of interests".

That's not how it is supposed to work and we all know why he did it. Oh well, mission accomplished.

Point is the commish shouldn't intervene every time the owners start crying, they should worry about their own teams.

tredigs
07-14-2016, 02:25 PM
Durant to the Warriors happened because an unprecedented amount of money was dumped into the league, and rather than roll it out smoothly, they went with a front-loaded approach (ultimately, this particular fact is what fans should or at least could be mad at the NBA for). That influx of money combined with the fact that they have an MVP on the best contract in NBA history due to his early injuries, just created a worst-possible scenario for the rest of the NBA.

It's not something that can be duplicated or will likely ever happen again, the Warriors just got extremely lucky with the timing of KD's free agency and this massive cap raise (as well as created their own luck by turning themselves into a highly sought after destination under Lacob/Meyers/Kerr + unselfish All Stars).

tredigs
07-14-2016, 02:31 PM
That's not how it is supposed to work and we all know why he did it. Oh well, mission accomplished.

Point is the commish shouldn't intervene every time the owners start crying, they should worry about their own teams.

I'm sure you're aware of the situation but that trade was particularly unique due to the NBA having control of the Pelicans at that time. It's not something that he ever would have negated if they were not already involved with the team. Lakers did get screwed, though.

Tony_Starks
07-14-2016, 02:43 PM
I'm sure you're aware of the situation but that trade was particularly unique due to the NBA having control of the Pelicans at that time. It's not something that he ever would have negated if they were not already involved with the team. Lakers did get screwed, though.

Oh I'm totally aware. It was the perfect storm, Stern so happened to be in charge of the team at a time when outrage about Stars going to Big markets was at a all time high from the Miami fiasco. All politics. CP3 himself was disgruntled about it at the time.

We definitely got screwed, changed the course of the franchise for about 10 years but people were sick of us winning.