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@  CC. : (29 August 2013 - 05:20 AM) I agree Morey is referring to D12 and the new bench cast. But still, I can't picture teammates as a birthday 'gift'. Sounds a little inhuman too. It's like Morey said 'here I got you new friends for your birthday because you weren't satisfied with buddy Delfino'. Teammates are people not material gifts aren't they? Haahaha. It just sounds off to me
@  ale11 : (28 August 2013 - 06:35 PM) It would be pretty morbid to tell Lin via twitter that he is gonna get traded that way...looking at it positively, it meant "I got you DH12 and a bunch of shooters, go nuts with the PnR and show your worth".
@  Rahat Huq : (28 August 2013 - 11:20 AM) pretty sure he meant the new guys we've already acquired
@  CC. : (28 August 2013 - 03:00 AM) In Morey's birthday tweet to J.Lin...he mentioned Lin getting 'new teammates'...are these teammates in a Rocket uniform? Or are they new 'new' teammates? This might get some hopes up for the guys wanting Lin out
@  timetodienow... : (20 August 2013 - 01:15 AM) Good insight, ST.
@  Sir Thursday : (19 August 2013 - 10:12 PM) On a radio show or TV interview you have a lot less time to police yourself. In a forum like an AMA, Morey has much more time to decide what responses are OK and doesn't have to be so guarded. That's my hypothesis, anyway.
@  timetodienow... : (18 August 2013 - 09:42 PM) I can see that. He's always very circumspect when he's talking on camera compared to doing these AMAs. I don't think he's uncomfortable speaking but he's more in his element chatting online.
@  feelingsuper... : (18 August 2013 - 04:23 PM) I think you're on to something timetodie but I wouldn't say he is uncomfortable speaking, we just gleam more insight from what he writes.
@  timetodienow... : (16 August 2013 - 10:35 PM) Has anyone noticed that Morey is more comfortable typing than speaking?
@  2016Champions : (16 August 2013 - 08:53 PM) Daryl Morey's reddit AMA today: http://www.reddit.co...eason_addition/
@  Sir Thursday : (16 August 2013 - 06:54 PM) (Although having said that, Cleveland and Washington being improved mean that there might actually be some competition towards the bottom of the Eastern Conference playoff bracket for once).
@  Sir Thursday : (16 August 2013 - 06:53 PM) They may end up with the 8th seed again this year, but they'll be a team on the up rather than a team that's reached its peak.
@  Sir Thursday : (16 August 2013 - 06:52 PM) That's a lot of shooting, anyhow. And they've filled the bench with serviceable players, too.
@  Sir Thursday : (16 August 2013 - 06:49 PM) (or maybe you put Gary Neal in for Delfino)
@  Sir Thursday : (16 August 2013 - 06:48 PM) It's not a roster completely devoid of talent, anyway. Knight/Mayo/Delfino/Ilyasova/Sanders seems like a reasonable starting lineup.
@  Sir Thursday : (16 August 2013 - 06:45 PM) A lot depends on if they can develop their young guys. Knight, Henson, Antetokounmpo...
@  timetodienow... : (16 August 2013 - 06:41 PM) Although this signing does make them look better to me.
@  timetodienow... : (16 August 2013 - 06:40 PM) Maybe. I don't really care all that much, but it just seems like he's being underpaid. And why would he want to stay in MIL? Have you seen the moves they've made thus far.
@  Sir Thursday : (16 August 2013 - 06:36 PM) A player with 7 years' experience qualifies for a bigger max contract, right? Maybe he's angling for that
@  timetodienow... : (16 August 2013 - 06:33 PM) I hope he has an ETO. That would make the deal make sense in my mind. Otherwise why not play next year and get offered the max by a desperate team and have MIL match?


Sometimes No News is Good News

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#1 Red94


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    Posted 30 August 2013 - 06:09 PM

    New post: Sometimes No News is Good News
    By: Forrest Walker

    We’re nearly done with August, and the world of the NBA mas moved to an absolute crawl. When the only reports are based on off-the-court goings-on, basketball prowess and triumph aren’t rewarded by news stories.  Sometimes, the old adage isn’t true at all. Sometimes no news is the only good news.

    Two NBA figures, Lamar Odom and new Atlanta Hawks head coach Mike Budenholzer, have been charged with driving under the influence in the past two days. The news about Odom comes on the heels of a confusing bevy of unconfirmed allegations about his personal life, largely involving drug use. Whether those claims are true or not, these two arrests can only be bad for a league obsessively struggling with image.

    In actual basketball news, two notable players of the last decade announced retirement. Cultural Icon Allen Iverson and Tracy McGrady, still fondly remembered in Houston, have called it a career. Iverson’s departure from the league in 2010 and subsequent attempt to return were disappointing at best, and this only confirms the sad truth that we already knew: the Answer is done. McGrady, at a relatively young 34, chose to end his NBA tenure after four intensely dissatisfying seasons since his last major injury.

    Even Kobe Bryant got on board the confusing and worrying news train, tweeting out a video of himself leaping forty feet into a swimming pool. It seemed to be done all in good fun from his end, but when there are no games to analyze, we pick apart the wisdom of leaping huge heights while still knees-deep in recovery from a total achilles tendon rupture.

    Caron Butler presents perhaps the only heartwarming story of the past week, as the Phoenix Suns decide to trade him to a locale closer to his hometown of Racine, Wisconsin. The Milwaukee Bucks acquired him in exchange for Ish Smith and Kravstov, allowing Butler to avoid playing for a team that seems to have no chance of even sniffing the playoffs. The Bucks are a bit of an enigma themselves, but the Eastern Conference is muddy enough below the sixth seed that a solid season from Butler could help push them into the playoffs.

    At this point, the only way to generate positive interest seems to be a trade, and there aren’t many of those left to make. There’s little that a player can do off the court to generate positive interest at this point. James Harden, for example, is in Alaska and will be visiting the students at a high school that won a contest. While far from the type of news Odom is generating, the traction on this is far lower.

    It’s the last week in August, and training camp is right around the corner. If your team isn’t making waves, be thankful. No news is good news right now.


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    Posted 30 August 2013 - 06:29 PM

    I wouldn't be so sure about the Hawks. I like Millsap, but he's not as good of a defender as Smith. I think they get in, but they're no lock.
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    Why so Serious? :D

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    Posted 30 August 2013 - 09:06 PM

    these reports on Lamar Odom did interest me because I wondered what happen to him in Dallas. now I'm starting to believe this drug problem may be why it appeared he just fell off the map. for Mark Cuban to come out directly and confront him was puzzling........now it makes sense. I hope he can get his act together, but his career maybe over. the Hawks coach report really didn't peak my interest what so ever. I guess you're right. if your name is in the news this time of year that's not a good thing.

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