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ViciousDS
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(06-08-2017, 06:28 PM)
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Originally Posted by LyleLanley

Being a terrible 1 seed seems like a good reason to not trade the pick for Butler. Oh and I am the one running the show.

you guys are already switching to tank mode? You just got there lol
Tall4Life
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(06-08-2017, 06:28 PM)
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Originally Posted by ViciousDS

that's cool, you guys aren't the folks running the show......you just get to yell at your team for being a terrible number 1 seed, with need of talent now not later XD

We weren't a terrible 1 seed, we stopped the Cavs from sweeping the playoffs.

And one guy, Butler, won't make us a championship contender. We might push the Cavs to a 6 or 7 game series, MAYBE beat them, but we get blown out by the Warriors

We don't need talent now, don't be a silly mark
LyleLanley
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(06-08-2017, 06:30 PM)
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Originally Posted by ViciousDS

you guys are already switching to tank mode? You just got there lol

There's some middle ground here but clearly the Celtics aren't close to competing with the Warriors. There's no point in making ridiculous win now moves like giving up the first overall pick for a guy who probably doesn't even get the C's over the Cavs.
Bread
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(06-08-2017, 06:32 PM)
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Keeping the #1 pick = tanking, I agree.
LyleLanley
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(06-08-2017, 06:33 PM)
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Keeping the #1 pick is a suckers move. Ainge should be fired.
Tall4Life
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(06-08-2017, 06:36 PM)
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Were the Lakers tanking when they got Magic Johnson with the #1 pick 🤔🤔🤔🤔
Jarate
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(06-08-2017, 08:53 PM)
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True Savior
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(06-08-2017, 09:23 PM)
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Someone told me Ainge became enamored again by Rondo and might trade the #1 pick for him. Seems very fair.
Bread
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(06-08-2017, 09:25 PM)
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Originally Posted by Jarate

Trust the System

The process brought sadness to Philly

The system is bringing Fultz to Boston. Trust the System.
Tall4Life
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(06-08-2017, 09:46 PM)
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Originally Posted by True Savior

Someone told me Ainge became enamored again by Rondo and might trade the #1 pick for him. Seems very fair.

Who says no?
Servbot24
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(06-08-2017, 09:59 PM)
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Originally Posted by Bread

Keeping the #1 pick = tanking, I agree.

A rookie ain't pushing Celtics over the edge
MetalFearSolid
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(06-08-2017, 10:01 PM)
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Oh great a thread for the Raptors has been made.
Tall4Life
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(06-08-2017, 10:23 PM)
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Originally Posted by Servbot24

A rookie ain't pushing Celtics over the edge

Again, we're not trying to win a championship now...
natjjohn
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(06-08-2017, 10:39 PM)
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Celtics are in a lose lose. Trade/don't trade they won't be relevant now or later most likely.

Only hope would be trade this years number one for George and trade Nets next years pick for Butler and dish out some other players as part of those trades for salary matching
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(06-08-2017, 10:47 PM)
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Multiple league sources told Sporting News this week that there is mutual interest in getting Amir Johnson back onto the Raptors’ roster this summer. 6 days ago – via Sporting News

LOL. Fuck this team.
Sandfox
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(06-08-2017, 10:51 PM)
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Originally Posted by Tall4Life

Again, we're not trying to win a championship now...

You don't think the top seed in the east is trying to win a title?
LionPride
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(06-08-2017, 10:58 PM)
Every team wants to win, some times understand the liklihood of them winning rn is slim though
Bread
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(06-08-2017, 11:16 PM)
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Originally Posted by natjjohn

Celtics are in a lose lose. Trade/don't trade they won't be relevant now or later most likely.

Only hope would be trade this years number one for George and trade Nets next years pick for Butler and dish out some other players as part of those trades for salary matching

lmao

the team that just went to the conference finals and has the #1 pick is in a lose/lose scenario

love this
Jarate
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(06-08-2017, 11:20 PM)
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Fuck the Celtics
Chase17
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(06-08-2017, 11:30 PM)
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Originally Posted by Jarate

Trust the System

*stocks up on Shirley Temples*
Tall4Life
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(06-09-2017, 01:12 AM)
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Originally Posted by Sandfox

You don't think the top seed in the east is trying to win a title?

Ask any of the other Celtics fans here, none of us expected to get the top seed. We did expect though how well we would perform against a team like the Cavs, which was not well. It would be even worse against the Warriors.

If we could only get a game against the Cavs, who are currently getting swept by the Warriors, how the fuck could we really make trades to win the ring now? We weren't a few shots away from beating the Cavs either, we were blown out in all games except 3.
Servbot24
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(06-09-2017, 01:17 AM)
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There should be a consolation round for East and West runner ups so that the rest of the league has something to play for
natjjohn
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(06-09-2017, 01:19 AM)
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Originally Posted by Bread

lmao

the team that just went to the conference finals and has the #1 pick is in a lose/lose scenario

love this

They are far away. That ECF should have been eye opening. Effectively a blowout sweep
LyleLanley
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(06-09-2017, 01:20 AM)
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Originally Posted by Servbot24

A rookie ain't pushing Celtics over the edge

No one attainable is getting the Celtics over the Warriors right now.
Nafai1123
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(06-09-2017, 01:50 AM)
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Originally Posted by Servbot24

There should be a consolation round for East and West runner ups so that the rest of the league has something to play for

I like the idea of a sweet 16 style tournament to determine draft picks for teams that don't make the playoffs. Would discourage tanking and would be very entertaining for fans. Doubt the NBPA would ever go for it though.
LyleLanley
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(06-09-2017, 02:26 AM)
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Originally Posted by Nafai1123

I like the idea of a sweet 16 style tournament to determine draft picks for teams that don't make the playoffs. Would discourage tanking and would be very entertaining for fans. Doubt the NBPA would ever go for it though.

Wouldn't that mean teams that just barely miss the playoffs end up with the best picks?
Duxxy3
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(06-09-2017, 02:38 AM)
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Only thing beating the Warriors right now would be new restrictions, or removing hand checking as a foul.
Nafai1123
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(06-09-2017, 02:42 AM)
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Originally Posted by LyleLanley

Wouldn't that mean teams that just barely miss the playoffs end up with the best picks?

Maybe, depends on the disparity I suppose. Bottom 2 (or 4?) teams could get a first round bye, plus they would only be playing 1 game which increases the chance of upsets. I dunno, it's obviously not a very fleshed out idea but it sounds entertaining.
LyleLanley
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(06-09-2017, 02:53 AM)
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Originally Posted by Nafai1123

Maybe, depends on the disparity I suppose. Bottom 2 (or 4?) teams could get a first round bye, plus they would only be playing 1 game which increases the chance of upsets. I dunno, it's obviously not a very fleshed out idea but it sounds entertaining.

There's some flaws for sure but the core idea of watching trash teams in their own playoffs doesn't sound that appealing to me. The regular playoffs were bad enough this year. Also, what kind of player would want to play in a tournament in which the grand prize is your team drafts a player to replace you?
Nafai1123
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(06-09-2017, 03:09 AM)
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Originally Posted by LyleLanley

There's some flaws for sure but the core idea of watching trash teams in their own playoffs doesn't sound that appealing to me. The regular playoffs were bad enough this year. Also, what kind of player would want to play in a tournament in which the grand prize is your team drafts a player to replace you?

You don't enjoy watching the NCAA tournament? We're talking an entire single-elimination tournament over a week. They could even run it between the end of the regular season and beginning of the playoffs. Of course it doesn't make sense from a player perspective unless they threw in some sort of player incentive.
LyleLanley
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(06-09-2017, 03:10 AM)
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Originally Posted by Nafai1123

You don't enjoy watching the NCAA tournament? We're talking an entire single-elimination tournament over a week. They could even run it between the end of the regular season and beginning of the playoffs. Of course it doesn't make sense from a player perspective unless they threw in some sort of player incentive.

March Madness is exciting but it's mostly bad basketball and that's with guys competing for something they really want.
LionPride
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(06-09-2017, 03:20 AM)

Originally Posted by Nafai1123

You don't enjoy watching the NCAA tournament? We're talking an entire single-elimination tournament over a week. They could even run it between the end of the regular season and beginning of the playoffs. Of course it doesn't make sense from a player perspective unless they threw in some sort of player incentive.

March Madness is lowkey just watching shitty basketball for a month with me caring about 5-10 players for the draft and me seeing who else there may be
Nafai1123
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(06-09-2017, 03:27 AM)
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Originally Posted by LyleLanley

March Madness is exciting but it's mostly bad basketball and that's with guys competing for something they really want.

Tanking is also bad basketball spread out over the final weeks/months of the season.
LionPride
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(06-09-2017, 03:32 AM)

Originally Posted by Nafai1123

Tanking is also bad basketball spread out over the final weeks/months of the season.

Watching the 6ers was fun as hell just because they havs actual talent now
LyleLanley
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(06-09-2017, 03:35 AM)
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Originally Posted by Nafai1123

Tanking is also bad basketball spread out over the final weeks/months of the season.

So let's add a whole tournament of it?
Nafai1123
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(06-09-2017, 04:06 AM)
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Originally Posted by LyleLanley

So let's add a whole tournament of it?

Instead of, not in addition to. Teams wouldn't have incentive to tank. So instead of weeks/months of tanking, we would get a one week tournament for teams who weren't going to play until next season anyways.

Yeah it may be bad basketball as you said, but there would be entertainment for the fans of those teams in that it determines draft pick. People get excited about ping pong balls. I don't see why they wouldn't get excited watching their team actually compete for something meaningful.

This is never going to happen of course. I just think it's an interesting idea.
LyleLanley
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(06-09-2017, 04:09 AM)
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Play a tournament but instead of winning draft picks the losers get relegated to the D league.
FZZ
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(06-09-2017, 06:26 AM)
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Is there any footage or interviews of Fultz after his workout with the Celtics?

JJ didn't get any coverage either
LyleLanley
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(06-09-2017, 07:11 AM)
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Originally Posted by FZZ

Is there any footage or interviews of Fultz after his workout with the Celtics?

JJ didn't get any coverage either

"It almost feels like I belong here," Fultz told ESPN's Jeff Goodman
LyleLanley
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(06-09-2017, 08:43 AM)
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Supposedly Fultz is working out for the Kings on Sunday.

https://mobile.twitter.com/ailene_vo...69927564955648
FZZ
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(06-09-2017, 10:40 AM)
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Fully expect Kings to trade up to 1st pick just so they can get Fox at number 1
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(06-09-2017, 02:18 PM)
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This needs to be added to the OP somehow.. too perfect.


Originally Posted by Crazy Diamond


$495

Lazy vs Crazy
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(06-09-2017, 04:26 PM)
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http://www.espn.com/olympics/story/_...lympic-program

3v3 basketball coming to the olympics

This is exciting. Will the USA team be NBA players?
detectiveconan1
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(06-09-2017, 04:28 PM)
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If we sign Heyward I hope we have enough money left for the GOAT. I'd like to resign JJ too but I think some team will likely overpay him.
Jarate
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(06-09-2017, 05:20 PM)
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Originally Posted by Cornbread78

This needs to be added to the OP somehow.. too perfect.

Shouldn't it be five hundred and ninety nine us dollars?
Lionel Richie
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(06-09-2017, 05:22 PM)
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Hey fuck you Miami, everyone knows Hayward is Boston bound.
Jarate
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(06-09-2017, 05:25 PM)
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Hayward is actually going to the Sixers #TTP
Tall4Life
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(06-09-2017, 05:26 PM)
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Originally Posted by Jarate

Hayward is definitely going to the Celtics #TTS

FTFY

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