NBA Season 23/24

Fygee

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Time to put last season's thread to bed.

NBA released all the roster changes for the upcoming season. Suns easily have the longest list.

Kelly Oubre (20.3 ppg) and Christian Wood (16.6 ppg) are the last two UFA's available with 10+ ppg. Wild to me that both are in the lurch still.

 
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Not strictly NBA, but Lebron's kid Bronny had a cardiac arrest at practice.

Thankfully he looks like he's going to be ok, but that usually spells doom for anyone either in or aspiring to a career as a pro athlete unless its something that can be surgically corrected. Even then...
 

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Team Slovenia brought 2 NBA players to the World Cup.

Today both of them (Luka Doncic of the Mavs and Vlatko Cancar of the Nuggets) got hurt in a meaningless exhibition game against a Greek team playing without Giannis.
 

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Huge trade just went down

Bucks get: Damian Lillard
Blazers get: Jrue Holiday, Deandre Ayton, Toumani Camara, unprotected 2029 1st round Bucks pick, unprotected 2028 and 2030 Bucks 1st round pick swaps
Suns get: Jusuf Nurkic, Nassir Little, Keon Johnson, Grayson Allen
 

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Bucks get more star power and incentive for Giannis to stick around. Suns get more depth. Blazers get some assets for their rebuilding process. No losers here except the Heat.

Whoever stays healthy between the Bucks, Nuggets, and Suns wins the championship.
 

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Bucks get more star power and incentive for Giannis to stick around. Suns get more depth. Blazers get some assets for their rebuilding process. No losers here except the Heat.

Whoever stays healthy between the Bucks, Nuggets, and Suns wins the championship.
The Suns are a joke and they absolutely lost this trade. Ayton is better than a fully healthy Nurkic and Nurkic hasn't been healthy his whole career.

The Suns absolutely will not stay healthy. Even if they do, they do not have the ball handling or playmaking. They have a bunch of isolation scorers.
 

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Worst Suns trade in a long time. What in the holy fuck are they thinking?
 

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Worst Suns trade in a long time. What in the holy fuck are they thinking?
They are collecting the least durable guys they can find, apparently.

Next up, trade Booker for George and Leonard
 

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Nurkic can’t run. He will be huffing and puffing after the first Q. Jrue will be in Portland for a bit and probably get flipped to another contender for picks and young players. Middleton will probably handle the defensive duty’s . while dame take the offensive role . If by chance the bucks can land OG anunoby or herb jones they will fill the void left by jrue .
 

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No one knows if the Suns can/will work, but they've collected a lot of pieces. I still think it'll be a Bucks vs.Nuggets Finals, though I wouldn't mind some injuries to open things up for other teams.
 

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I'm imagining they're hoping for a little bit of bench depth out of the other three for when KD and/or Beal inevitably get injured and Nurk to provide 75% of what Ayton gave them for half the price. It's a salary cap move largely (Grayson's an expiring and the other two make peanuts) and they weren't gonna be able to move Ayton this way next year with the way the CBA is set up. Ayton was no great shakes anyway. Especially for the money he was making.
 

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They need to bundle up everyone they just traded for and try to get a serviceable and healthy starting center that's languishing on a shit team.

Nurk is glass. Bol Bol is inconsistent and way too lanky to contend with strong centers. No one else is tall and talented enough to play center.
 

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They need to bundle up everyone they just traded for and try to get a serviceable and healthy starting center that's languishing on a shit team.

Nurk is glass. Bol Bol is inconsistent and way too lanky to contend with strong centers. No one else is tall and talented enough to play center.
Bol Bol is an idiot who thinks he's a shooting guard. Worthless player.
 

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Josh primo is back in the nba. Sign a 2 way with the clippers .
 

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Jrue Holiday traded to the Celtics for Robert Williams, Malcolm Brogdon, 2 1st round picks (GSW '24, Boston unprotected '29).
 

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Celtics stay in the hunt. At least there are 4 teams that have a shot at the title and it's not a completely forgone conclusion.
 

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Celtics and Suns are pretenders.

Bucks are scary if healthy. Nuggets still favorites. Warriors old. Lakers old. Heat still too small.
 

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Celtics and Suns are pretenders.

Bucks are scary if healthy. Nuggets still favorites. Warriors old. Lakers old. Heat still too small.
Adding a floor general like jrue will definitely up bostons chances , so Portland got 2 injury bugs and a mid/low first GS24 pick and unprotected 1st for 2029 might be turn into a lottery pick .
 
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