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Melo to Hawks Trade

Postby Wolfy03 on Fri Jul 20, 2018 7:53 am

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Re: Melo to Hawks Trade

Postby [Q] on Fri Jul 20, 2018 8:49 am

Lmao fuck that guy. He's a Jeremy Lin hater.

Sounds like they will waive him and he will sign with Houston.

So looks like the Hawks basically used the trade to cut ties with Schroeder. It was curious that they loaded up at PG with Lin and Young
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Re: Melo to Hawks Trade

Postby Jeffx on Fri Jul 20, 2018 9:19 am

[Q] wrote:Sounds like they will waive him and he will sign with Houston.



LOL @ Houston for wanting to add Carmelo Anthony. Durant will drop 50 on him.
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Re: Melo to Hawks Trade

Postby Sauru on Fri Jul 20, 2018 11:27 am

fucking fleeced them
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Re: Melo to Hawks Trade

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Re: Melo to Hawks Trade

Postby Jeffx on Fri Jul 20, 2018 12:07 pm

So someone explain to me why Sam Presti is considered a genius? He didn't want to pay Harden, but look at the money he's wasted since - am I missing something?
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Re: Melo to Hawks Trade

Postby shadowgrin on Fri Jul 20, 2018 12:12 pm

Presti hasn't been the same since he fucked up the Harden situation.
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Re: Melo to Hawks Trade

Postby Andrew on Fri Jul 20, 2018 12:12 pm

Perhaps he's learned he needs to spend the money (and/or has been given free reign to), and he does have a bigger cap to work with now. The problem is who he's choosing to spend money on, now that he's willing and able.
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Re: Melo to Hawks Trade

Postby Sauru on Fri Jul 20, 2018 1:24 pm

carmelo doing it right. fuck chasing rings. make all the fucking money while doing as little as possible. melo the real goat
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Re: Melo to Hawks Trade

Postby [Q] on Fri Jul 20, 2018 4:09 pm

Andrew wrote:Perhaps he's learned he needs to spend the money (and/or has been given free reign to), and he does have a bigger cap to work with now. The problem is who he's choosing to spend money on, now that he's willing and able.

Some guys luck into great situations but eventually make the wrong moves and overpay the wrong players.

Some guys who once were thought highly of have fallen on hard times
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Re: Melo to Hawks Trade

Postby Andrew on Fri Jul 20, 2018 5:04 pm

That's true. Also, while I won't really defend trading Harden - even at the time, it was questionable - he hadn't yet established himself as the player he is now, and was coming off a fairly subpar performance in the 2012 NBA Finals. As I mentioned before, the cap was also lower back then, and most teams weren't laughing in the face of the luxury tax as they do now. The Thunder also still had Durant and Westbrook, and couldn't come to terms with Harden on a new deal. Questionable at the time, even worse in hindsight, but I think people do oversimplify the situation when they look back at it.

The other funny thing about Harden is that he's often criticised and deemed to be an overrated pseudo superstar; a player who can have dazzling performances and put up great regular season numbers, but isn't reliable in the Playoffs or a true franchise player that a team can build around. Yet at the same time, Presti is criticised for letting him go. It's strange how he's simultaneously seen as a team cancer, or at the very least a star who can't win anything, but at the same time a valuable player that you'd be foolish to lose.
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Re: Melo to Hawks Trade

Postby Sauru on Fri Jul 20, 2018 5:26 pm

the harden move like many others has hindsight bias all over it.
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Re: Melo to Hawks Trade

Postby benji on Fri Jul 20, 2018 5:45 pm

Schroder trade has expanded into three way:
The Thunder will then send Muscala to the 76ers for forward Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot, and Philadelphia will send guard Justin Anderson to Atlanta, league sources said.
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Re: Melo to Hawks Trade

Postby air gordon on Sat Jul 21, 2018 12:05 am

i think this move bumps OKC to #2 in the West. instead of force feeding the rich guy minutes, they can put in someone who will contribute. If Grant ever became a threat from 3pt land.
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Re: Melo to Hawks Trade

Postby [Q] on Sat Jul 21, 2018 2:08 am

I wouldn't say #2, but I agree it is addition by subtraction. The fact that someone productive like Roberson will be playing those minutes will help for sure
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Re: Melo to Hawks Trade

Postby Wolfy03 on Sat Jul 21, 2018 2:25 am

OKC not going anywhere till they get rid of Russ. And I am not kidding. They had a really solid team this year, but Triple-Double machine needs ball on every possesion just to collect his numbers. That's the reason why they lost to Utah. He needs to play more team ball.
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Re: Melo to Hawks Trade

Postby Jeffx on Sat Jul 21, 2018 7:55 am

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I can't wait for Anthony to go to Houston and wreck their season. If he would accept a 6th man role and be a scorer off the bench, it might work. But he still thinks he should start. That's his problem - he's never been a "team" player, he's not a leader, and he's a human turnstile on defense.
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Re: Melo to Hawks Trade

Postby Andrew on Sat Jul 21, 2018 12:16 pm

In fairness to him, it's probably a hard pill to swallow, and everyone has their pride and ego. It would be for the best though, an opportunity to reinvent himself and perhaps find more success.
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Re: Melo to Hawks Trade

Postby NovU on Sat Jul 21, 2018 2:26 pm

What is left of 2003 draft are turning into shit rather fast these days. Wade done, Melo done. Addition by subtraction indeed. But still the Rockets have better best players. I am thinking the Thunder are still 2nd tier Western powerhouse perhaps rivaling Utha. Will be interesting Donovan/Gobert vs Adams/Westy once again.

As for Melo, why not go LA.
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Re: Melo to Hawks Trade

Postby Phil89 on Sat Jul 21, 2018 3:45 pm

I feel like OKC will be much better with Steven Adams as the third option, instead of Melo. Him and Westbrook have great chemistry on offense.

They should also be one of the best defensive teams in the league again once Roberson comes back.
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Re: Melo to Hawks Trade

Postby jwin on Sun Jul 22, 2018 12:44 pm

Jeffx wrote:
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I can't wait for Anthony to go to Houston and wreck their season. If he would accept a 6th man role and be a scorer off the bench, it might work. But he still thinks he should start. That's his problem - he's never been a "team" player, he's not a leader, and he's a human turnstile on defense.

Andrew wrote:In fairness to him, it's probably a hard pill to swallow, and everyone has their pride and ego. It would be for the best though, an opportunity to reinvent himself and perhaps find more success.


looks like he already made it known he won't settle for a bench role

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Re: Melo to Hawks Trade

Postby Jeffx on Wed Jul 25, 2018 12:03 am

Carmelo Anthony is set to sign with Houston....which team will have more drama, Rockets or Lakers?

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Re: Melo to Hawks Trade

Postby Andrew on Wed Jul 25, 2018 12:18 am

The Lakers still have more "characters" on their roster, so probably them. Meanwhile, I'm interested to see if the person who promised to buy everyone who Re-Tweeted him a copy of NBA 2K19 will follow through on that.
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Re: Melo to Hawks Trade

Postby [Q] on Wed Jul 25, 2018 2:49 am

LeBron will keep the guys in check. I mean he had Delonte West as a teammate.

I think Melo has a shot at being a starter, especially with Ariza gone. Had Ariza not left for Phoenix, I would have said it was questionable
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