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Postby Andrew on Sat Jul 22, 2017 12:08 pm

Wow. That's certainly unexpected. So much for the primary NBA 2K18 cover design, if that comes to pass.

For what it's worth, actor Michael Rapaport applauds Kyrie's decision.
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Re: Kyrie Irving asked the Cavaliers to trade him

Postby jwin on Sat Jul 22, 2017 12:23 pm

not a big lebron fan, but the idea of him joining the sixers is intriguing
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Re: Kyrie Irving asked the Cavaliers to trade him

Postby shadowgrin on Sat Jul 22, 2017 12:54 pm

Likely Kyrie found out that LeBron is leaving next year, straight from the source himself, so time to jump ship.
Good of LeBron to tell Kyrie a year in advance.
LeBron appreciates Kyrie more than that glorified sidekick Wade.
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Re: Kyrie Irving asked the Cavaliers to trade him

Postby [Q] on Sat Jul 22, 2017 2:27 pm

I don't understand how ring chasers are constantly derided for wanting to win one, players are put down for forming "super teams", but losers like this get applauded because they'd rather have personal accolades than a better chance at winning a championship. Remember when Westbrook was complaining that Durant, the best one on one scorer in the league, was getting the ball too much? Nobody remembers that after his triple double season and MVP year. No one seemed to mind that Lamarcus aldridge was a bitch and left portland out of jealousy of Lillard and managed to suck more than he did in Portland.
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Re: Kyrie Irving asked the Cavaliers to trade him

Postby Andrew on Sat Jul 22, 2017 3:10 pm

It depends on the situation, and how the individual players handle it.
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Re: Kyrie Irving asked the Cavaliers to trade him

Postby benji on Sat Jul 22, 2017 4:35 pm

Since it was one of the locations mentioned by ESPN after the Spurs, if he landed on the Clippers there'd be an amusing trivia note to it. He'd be returning to the team that originally held the #1 pick he was selected with.

They traded it to Cleveland to get rid of Baron Davis' contract. And it came up as the first pick in the lottery.
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Re: Kyrie Irving asked the Cavaliers to trade him

Postby Andrew on Sat Jul 22, 2017 4:37 pm

Good point. Good move for the Clippers too, if it comes to pass.
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Re: Kyrie Irving asked the Cavaliers to trade him

Postby shadowgrin on Sat Jul 22, 2017 4:42 pm

Kyrie already has a ring, also greatly contributed to the greatest comeback in NBA Finals history, nothing wrong with him going for personal accolades.

Time to move on from the notion that in order for players to be considered great they need to win consecutive or multiple championships, when in reality winning one is hard enough as it is, as shown by the 73-9 Warriors and Kevin Durant in the same season.
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Re: Kyrie Irving asked the Cavaliers to trade him

Postby benji on Sat Jul 22, 2017 5:03 pm

Actually a deal to the Clips to pick through some of the stuff the Rockets sent over would help Cleveland's depth problem. Especially somebody like Lou Williams would be a nice addition. Maybe they could convince them to take Shumpert off their hands too and take back more of that stuff like Patrick Beverley. Something similar could be done with the Heat, I assume taking Dragic and then grabbing some other stuff.

Making a deal with the Spurs will be hard just salary wise, not a lot of options outside of taking Danny Green plus a third team. Similar with the Knicks and Wolves really. The other two places Kyrie supposedly mentioned.

A Knicks deal for Melo works but you have to imagine they'd want to force them to take Shumpert which would require the Knicks to flip a reserve or two. Though they can do just Irving/Jefferson for Melo.
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Re: Kyrie Irving asked the Cavaliers to trade him

Postby benji on Sat Jul 22, 2017 5:07 pm

Fun part about a Spurs deal is that it almost has to include Danny Green...who the Cavs waived back when LeBron was with them the first time and he then went to the Spurs and hit threes all over Miami.
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Re: Kyrie Irving asked the Cavaliers to trade him

Postby benji on Sat Jul 22, 2017 5:16 pm

shadowgrin wrote:Likely Kyrie found out that LeBron is leaving next year, straight from the source himself, so time to jump ship.
Good of LeBron to tell Kyrie a year in advance.
LeBron appreciates Kyrie more than that glorified sidekick Wade.

Story is Kyrie was promised Cavs were going to build Steve Nash Suns like team around him, then LeBron came home and have built for him instead.

He wants to be the star player of a team like that rather than play a role in LeBron's title ambitions and war against Golden State.
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Re: Kyrie Irving asked the Cavaliers to trade him

Postby NovU on Sat Jul 22, 2017 5:53 pm

shadowgrin wrote:Likely Kyrie found out that LeBron is leaving next year, straight from the source himself, so time to jump ship.
Good of LeBron to tell Kyrie a year in advance.
LeBron appreciates Kyrie more than that glorified sidekick Wade.

Plausible.

What better time and excuse is there to leave the shitty city like Cleveland? Kyrie practically gets to get out of the shit city in standing ovation. Furthermore it provides LBJ with better excuse to ditch the Cavs. And Dan Gilbert gets compensated with the draft pick again in following year while aging star takes an exit. Nice.



In reality, Kyrie's never been great, he's been good and seldom very-good. Though he's only 25, I doubt he'll ever be great. You need 2 to 3 greats to win it all, usually. Especially in this era, you perhaps need more since there's Warriors. Let's see what the Cavs replaces Kyrie with. He's not totally irreplaceable. More or less, the Cavs will be in good shape in East to compete for the top spot next year.
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Re: Kyrie Irving asked the Cavaliers to trade him

Postby benji on Sat Jul 22, 2017 6:36 pm

Really, you could make the case that LeBron needs a break year anyway.
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Postby BlondAvek on Sat Jul 22, 2017 7:20 pm

Good for Kyrie deciding not to be LeBron's hostage. To leave your kingdom not once, but twice? That would be Princess James if anything.

Irving in Minnesota? :twisted:
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Re: Kyrie Irving asked the Cavaliers to trade him

Postby Wolfy03 on Sat Jul 22, 2017 9:55 pm

This is very bad for the Cavs. I mean, Kyrie is the only one in their roster who actually showed something, besides LeBron's perfection, in last year's finals agaist GSW. But, I think that if they sign D Rose, which some rumors say they will, they should trade Kyrie to get some good ''difference maker'' player on positions SG, PF or C.
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Postby Jackal on Mon Jul 24, 2017 2:01 am

Good. Fuck Dan Gilbert.
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Postby Dee4Three on Mon Jul 24, 2017 3:51 am

Supposedly, The Kings are offering Fox for Irving.
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Re: Kyrie Irving asked the Cavaliers to trade him

Postby Sauru on Mon Jul 24, 2017 8:51 am

looks like the celtics gonna get that golden state beat down this year
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Postby shadowgrin on Tue Jul 25, 2017 1:30 am

If only the Bulls held on to Jimmy Butler for a little longer for better offers like Kyrie being available.
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Postby air gordon on Tue Jul 25, 2017 4:16 am

Bulls have nothing of value to offer for Irving... Aside from cam payne
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Postby Sauru on Tue Jul 25, 2017 8:06 am

i am willing to offer 1 isiah thomas and a conditional second round pick
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Re: Kyrie Irving asked the Cavaliers to trade him

Postby Wolfy03 on Tue Jul 25, 2017 8:29 am

Bledsoe and Anthony in multiple team trade... Hm, I think it's not so bad. Bledsoe is great scorer and defender and Melo is Melo.
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Postby jenz on Tue Jul 25, 2017 10:42 am

It's going to be pretty awkward in Cleveland if Irving does not get traded. :lol:
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Postby Andrew on Tue Jul 25, 2017 10:58 am

Winning has a way of smoothing everything over, though.
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Re: Kyrie Irving asked the Cavaliers to trade him

Postby NovU on Wed Jul 26, 2017 12:42 am

Isnt it kinda crzy? Knicks are unwilling to trade Porzingis for Irving but Melo + future first round are fine.

And we get this math formula.

Porzingis > Irving > Melo
Irving = Melo + 1st round picks

Is this realistic in 2K vid game world? 2K devs need to reward more value into potential and youth.
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Postby Sauru on Wed Jul 26, 2017 8:38 am

are you saying the knicks should trade porzingis before melo? imo if the knicks can drop melo and a first for irving they won the trade.
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Postby NovU on Wed Jul 26, 2017 5:32 pm

I am saying it's funny because their values really depend on perspective. Melo widely regarded as best out of 3 is worth so little while unproven Porzingus is vastly more valuable.
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Postby Andrew on Wed Jul 26, 2017 5:35 pm

As Hubie Brown might say, Porzingas has upside on his...er, side.
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Postby Sauru on Wed Jul 26, 2017 9:22 pm

if i am running a team i take melo last out of the 3
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Postby Sauru on Wed Aug 23, 2017 8:47 am

the first thing i said when i heard kyrie wanted out is that boston was the perfect spot for him. he has all the tools around him while being the main star. best part is we get away from thomas who i am not a fan of
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Postby jenz on Wed Aug 23, 2017 9:26 am

What about Thomas don't you like? I'm just curious. He seems to be doing well.
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Postby I Hate Mondays on Wed Aug 23, 2017 9:41 am

Celtics are sending Thomas, Crowder, Ante Zizic and Brooklyn's 2018 first-round pick for Kyrie Irving, league sources tell The Vertical.


Well, damn. This is the best place to land for Kyrie right now IMHO but I really want to see how IT's reaction right now. I thought loyalty meant something for the Celtics organisation.
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Postby Sauru on Wed Aug 23, 2017 9:44 am

jenz wrote:What about Thomas don't you like? I'm just curious. He seems to be doing well.


his size. i mean i like the guy and he has been good for boston but he is not a guy you build a team around. at best he needs to be a guy who provides offensive fire power off the bench on a championship team. i fully respect what he has done in boston but i would lose my shit if we end up paying him a max contract. getting irving seems like a perfect fit for both team and player.
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Postby PeacemanNOT on Wed Aug 23, 2017 9:49 am

Well shit... it will be interesting to see how much this helps the Cavs this year.
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Postby Sauru on Wed Aug 23, 2017 10:08 am

looks like its a done deal. gonna miss that brooklyn pick though
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Postby Andrew on Wed Aug 23, 2017 10:13 am

More details.

The Celtics are sending Thomas, Jae Crowder, Ante Zizic and Brooklyn’s 2018 first-round pick to Cleveland, league sources told The Vertical.

Irving agreed to waive his trade kicker to complete the deal, league sources told The Vertical.


It's not often that both sides benefit from an All-Star getting traded, but I'd say that's what's happened here. With LeBron rumoured to be leaving in 2018, this gives the Cavs assets to retool and rebuild. For the Celtics, Irving is an upgrade on Thomas, and while giving up the pick may come back to haunt them, there's more certainty in a proven player. It's a worthwhile gamble for Boston, especially when they've already picked up some promising players with the previous Brooklyn picks.

Kind of a shocking deal, all things considered.

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Postby Dee4Three on Wed Aug 23, 2017 10:20 am

I hurt.

Not because I don't like Irving, or see the business side of it. But because Thomas was the heart and soul of the Celtics, he loved playing for the Celtics.

He gave us (Celtics fans) everything he had.

We will miss IT.
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Postby Sauru on Wed Aug 23, 2017 10:25 am

time to root for brooklyn in 2017/18
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Postby air gordon on Wed Aug 23, 2017 12:06 pm

whoever is the Cavs GM had ainge grabbing his ankles. Irving asked his way out in turn killing the Cavs leverage, and yet the Cavs GM was able to get this haul!?

sorry - Irving is not a franchise player.

fit wise some question marks about IT but the Cavs retain their EAST reign, got the pick (!), and a much needed versatile defender in crowder

yeah agree with the heart thing. avery and now IT & crowdah. wow
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Postby [Q] on Wed Aug 23, 2017 3:30 pm

I think this actually helps both teams somehow. Gives Cavs more depth, gives Celts an excellent 1 on 1 player/scorer to pair with Hayward.
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Postby MilkTheClock on Wed Aug 23, 2017 5:58 pm

It's clear the cavs are going to rebuild after the LBJ era is done, they got one of the best deals out there. Isaiah Thomas will be the star of the team once Bron leaves, Jae is not that bad of a SF and defender, Zizic is a prospect for the future and they also got the Nets Pick which is top 5 this year.
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Postby NovU on Wed Aug 23, 2017 6:20 pm

What just happened is mind boggling. Ainge finally fucks fucks really fucks up. This is great to hear but even worse, Dan Gilbert just built a superteam out of thin air plus the pick.

I believe Kyrie next to LBJ boosted his play this past couple years. Kyrie next to Hayward will be a mess, helps neither. Horford/Hayward/Kyrie aren't a big 3 teams will fear. Ainge just turned #1 seed into #5 seed team this offseason. Grats.

Isiah alone is a better player than Kyrie at this stage of their NBA career. This is why addition of Jae Crowder vastly unbalances this trade. Minutes these two are going to replace are gonna be huge for the Cavs. Imagine durable and prime Isaiah and Jae playing in place of erratic Irving and ancient bodies like Frye and Richard Jefferson. Adding to the insult, Brooklyn pick absolutely gang rapes. Is this legal? How?

Making this deal with the biggest rival in same conference, did Ainge lose his mind? He had a good shot, great shot at getting to the Finals for the next couple or few seasons. The thing is the Cavs were only gonna get worse while things were looking up for the Celtics.
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Postby Dommy73 on Wed Aug 23, 2017 7:28 pm

Cavs get 2018 unprotected 1st round pick from Nets... Another #1 pick incoming?
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Postby I Hate Mondays on Wed Aug 23, 2017 8:47 pm

Will be funny seeing Kyrie giving interviews to the Boston Globe. I can already see the memes.
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Postby shadowgrin on Wed Aug 23, 2017 9:23 pm

Good haul for the Cavs. Another Finals appearance and got them a star player when LeBron leaves next season.
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Postby Jackal on Wed Aug 23, 2017 10:02 pm

Meanwhile out West the Warriors are like...

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Postby bowdown on Wed Aug 23, 2017 10:34 pm

Nets have to be the biggest cucks in the league. Giving away all their 1st round picks and watching them turn into star players for other teams.
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