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    Early on in the draft process after the lottery,...

    Early on in the draft process after the lottery, Chet was my No. 1 guy I hoped would drop to Houston at 3. His size and skillset made him the guy with the highest ceiling in the draft, and I still...
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    I'm a big fan of the trade for LA. The Lakers...

    I'm a big fan of the trade for LA. The Lakers needed more competitive 3 and D guys, and Beverley just plays winning basketball. But it does beg the question of what they're going to do with Russ....
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    Just watched a video of Harden in Houston giving...

    Just watched a video of Harden in Houston giving away backpacks to school kids, which pulled at my old Harden heartstrings a bit. Two things:

    1. Dude looks fit. Like it's noticeable he lost some...
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    Sticky: Discussion: The Astros are officially first in the AL, as the...

    The Astros are officially first in the AL, as the Yankees are 13-19 since July 2 and have lost 7 of their last 9. After the Seattle series is over, their next 11 games are against Boston, Tampa Bay,...
  5. Watching this implosion as a fan of a team that...

    Watching this implosion as a fan of a team that owns Brooklyn's draft for the next five years is just absolutely glorious. Normally I'd have a stronger opinion on this one way or the other or be...
  6. Yeah, I can understand why Boston would make the...

    Yeah, I can understand why Boston would make the move, and I think there's a point where the risk is worth the potential reward and a point where the risk just becomes too high. If you're moving...
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    He was. Statistically, I still think he gets...

    He was. Statistically, I still think he gets overrated by most fans, as the average fan typically still puts him in the top 10 when he's probably more of a top 12-15 guy. His average scoring...
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    Ahhh... OK. Yeah, that makes more sense. I'm just...

    Ahhh... OK. Yeah, that makes more sense. I'm just like... "Why would Sixers fans hate the 538 guy?" I was over here Googling "Nate Silver Sixers hate" and totally drawing a blank.
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    I eventually came to appreciate Kobe, but not...

    I eventually came to appreciate Kobe, but not until after he retired. I just couldn't stand him when he was on the court. Honestly, PSD was such a huge part of that. Lakers fans were so rampant on...
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    Ugh... Nate Silver? Care to explain that one? Why...

    Ugh... Nate Silver? Care to explain that one? Why even include him here?
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    I think it's got to be both. Curry is a great...

    I think it's got to be both. Curry is a great example. Seems like a good dude and a likeable guy. Next to Lebron, he's probably second in line for "face of the league." His game is fun to watch and...
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    I'm probably leaving some guys/teams off, but...

    I'm probably leaving some guys/teams off, but from my own perspective, here are the historically most hated players and teams as well as currently most hated for Rocket fans:

    Most hated (current)...
  13. That's an absurd package. If Durant was 26-28, I...

    That's an absurd package. If Durant was 26-28, I could understand it. But he's not worth anything close to that anymore at 34 given his injury history. If Brooklyn is expecting that level of package,...
  14. If I'm the Celtics, I'm not sure I make this...

    If I'm the Celtics, I'm not sure I make this trade. You just made it to the Finals and got better in the offseason. There's a foundation there to be a perennial 55-60 win team moving forward....
  15. Jesus. This thread has become a train wreck. I...

    Jesus. This thread has become a train wreck. I can handle bad basketball takes, but I draw the line at some of the sexist **** from the last few pages. If you think all women "communicate" the same...
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    Sticky: Discussion: ESPN said they had a .151 batting average in the...

    ESPN said they had a .151 batting average in the series, which is the lowest season series average against a team in the franchise's history. They did pretty a big chunk of their damage in the ninth...
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    Sticky: Discussion: Astros sweep the doubleheader and go 5-2 in the...

    Astros sweep the doubleheader and go 5-2 in the season series against the Yankees. Offensively, they really struggled against Astros pitching.

    I look forward to those two hopefully facing each...
  18. Yeah, you had the "everyone take a discount" take...

    Yeah, you had the "everyone take a discount" take in another thread, and it's not a good take. Players should be paid their worth and what the market dictates and shouldn't have to take massive...
  19. Three things on this. 1. $500K for a fine...

    Three things on this.

    1. $500K for a fine seems excessive. That I agree with OP.

    2. If Lacob had only built his teams around drafted stars, he'd have a leg to stand on. He doesn't. The...
  20. I just don't get it. Like, I've always said that...

    I just don't get it. Like, I've always said that I never fault anyone for moving jobs if they can make more money and it's the right move for them and their family. But moral questions with LIV...
  21. No, but I also think those guys were high draft...

    No, but I also think those guys were high draft picks for a reason; there's a solid chance that (aside from Wiggins) one of Kuminga or Wiseman could be All-Stars down the line. Also, the biggest loss...
  22. I'm confused what point you're trying to make...

    I'm confused what point you're trying to make here. How did Curry not earn this runing, and what does it have to do with Durant going to GS? And as far as rings go, I don't know where it lands on the...
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    I did understand the argument. It's not a "me...

    I did understand the argument. It's not a "me understanding" issue, it's a "you making assumptions based on supposed intel" issue—as you mention above.


    The facts never changed. Your "facts"...
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    Until a couple of hours ago, they did have...

    Until a couple of hours ago, they did have leverage in a trade—it's pretty simple. If they tell Indiana, "Go ahead and sign him, we're going to match," that's leverage. They can force Indiana or any...
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    Interesting, because your last post literally...

    Interesting, because your last post literally said:


    My original point remains. If you have a talented player and you have some kind of leverage to either keep him or get other assets for him,...
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