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Re: The Clip Show

Postby MisterTambourineMan » 28 Jun 2017, 14:00

some guy named Michael Eaves? wrote:Here's some information on the Chris Paul trade. First the MICRO:

Paul's relationship with Doc Rivers started to deteriorate rapidly after the Clippers acquired Austin Rivers. Several members of the team felt Austin acted entitled because his dad was both the coach and the President of Basketball Operations. In the view of the tenured players, Austin Rivers never tried to fit in, and when players tried to address the situation with him, he still did not respond the way the core of the team wanted him to. It led to resentment within the locker room, which often played out during games. One of Paul's biggest contentions with Doc was that Paul, and other players, felt Doc treated Austin more favorably than other players. He would yell at guys for certain things during games and practices, but not get on Austin in the same manner for similar transgressions.

But what really solidified Paul's dissatisfaction with Doc was a proposed trade involving Carmelo Anthony last season. New York offered Carmelo and Sasha Vujacic to the Clippers in exchange for Jamal Crawford, Paul Pierce and Austin Rivers, a deal to which Rivers ultimately said no. That event led Paul to feel that keeping his son on the roster was more important to Doc than improving the team. So, ultimately, Paul lost both trust and faith in Doc. As one league executive put it, "Chris despises Doc."

(I was also told that when Paul met with the team to inform them of his plans, Jerry West was not in attendance. It was only Doc and Lawrence Frank.)

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This move is a win-win for Chris Paul, and it was all part of a master plan. By opting into the final year of his current contract and pressuring the Clippers to trade him to Houston, Paul will be in the exact same situation next summer. He can re-sign with the Rockets for 5 years and $200+ million or sign a 4-year deal for about $150 million with another team. In addition, he will save several million dollars in state income tax.

Also, by being committed to the Rockets for only one season, it gives him a year to see if he can actually co-exist and pursue a title with James Harden. But even beyond that, this move gives Paul more flexibility to join LeBron James in 2018. If he stayed in LA or signed the max deal with the Clippers and forced them to do a sign-and-trade with the Rockets, Paul and LeBron could only join forces at one location. Now, they will have the ability to pick and choose wherever they want to go as a tandem, which could be Houston, LA {Lakers or Clippers (provided Doc is no longer with organization)}, or any other destination in-between.
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Re: The Clip Show

Postby CourtesyFlush » 28 Jun 2017, 14:05

As always--fuck Chris Paul. And that entire Banana Boat harem.
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Re: The Clip Show

Postby SouthernYokel » 28 Jun 2017, 14:11

i dunno, i think i buy his story there.
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Re: The Clip Show

Postby Gregs Kite » 28 Jun 2017, 14:13

CourtesyFlush wrote:As always--fuck Chris Paul. And that entire Banana Boat harem.


Agreed.

SouthernYokel wrote:i dunno, i think i buy his story there.


Agreed.

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Re: The Clip Show

Postby MisterTambourineMan » 28 Jun 2017, 14:15

Your kids deserve cancer.
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Re: The Clip Show

Postby CourtesyFlush » 28 Jun 2017, 14:15

I'd really love for LeBron, Wade, Melo, CP3, and Bosh or whoever to finally get together on a super team and fail miserably like the Lakers did with Payton, the Mailman, Kobe, and Shaq. It would be GLORIOUS.
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Re: The Clip Show

Postby MisterTambourineMan » 28 Jun 2017, 14:16

CourtesyFlush wrote:I'd really love for LeBron, Wade, Melo, CP3, and Bosh or whoever to finally get together on a super team and fail miserably like the Lakers did with Payton, the Mailman, Kobe, and Shaq. It would be GLORIOUS.


I think Bosh is done. Though I like your idea.
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Re: The Clip Show

Postby Gregs Kite » 28 Jun 2017, 14:17

CourtesyFlush wrote:I'd really love for LeBron, Wade, Melo, CP3, and Bosh or whoever to finally get together on a super team and fail miserably like the Lakers did with Payton, the Mailman, Kobe, and Shaq. It would be GLORIOUS.


Agreed. Those guys deserve each other.
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Re: The Clip Show

Postby BostonSucksMyBalls » 28 Jun 2017, 14:22

CourtesyFlush wrote:I'd really love for LeBron, Wade, Melo, CP3, and Bosh or whoever to finally get together on a super team and fail miserably like the Lakers did with Payton, the Mailman, Kobe, and Shaq. It would be GLORIOUS.


What did you say?



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Re: The Clip Show

Postby Dthefritz » 28 Jun 2017, 17:37

CourtesyFlush wrote:I'd really love for LeBron, Wade, Melo, CP3, and Bosh or whoever to finally get together on a super team and fail miserably like the Lakers did with Payton, the Mailman, Kobe, and Shaq. It would be GLORIOUS.

Yeah, but honestly I'd rather see that team win than another Warriors chip. If they were somehow to lose to a non-loathsome squad, I would wholeheartedly approve.
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Re: The Clip Show

Postby JichaelDick » 28 Jun 2017, 19:13

BostonSucksMyBalls wrote:
CourtesyFlush wrote:I'd really love for LeBron, Wade, Melo, CP3, and Bosh or whoever to finally get together on a super team and fail miserably like the Lakers did with Payton, the Mailman, Kobe, and Shaq. It would be GLORIOUS.


What did you say?



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Re: The Clip Show

Postby BostonSucksMyBalls » 18 Sep 2017, 14:36

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Re: The Clip Show

Postby Dthefritz » 04 Oct 2017, 18:46

I feel like we are not properly hyped for the Teodosic era.



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Re: The Clip Show

Postby MisterTambourineMan » 28 Nov 2017, 12:55

There it is

Ufffda, that looks like a bitch.
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Re: The Clip Show

Postby MisterTambourineMan » 04 Dec 2017, 11:31

Taek: Doc Rivers is and always has been a terrible coach.
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