NBA: ***Official 2019 NBA Playoffs Thread***

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  1. jbindm

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    It was pretty much the signature moment of that series. The Cavs would have still had an uphill battle to beat a stacked Warriors team, but going back to Cleveland with a 1-1 split on the road would have given them at least some semblance of a chance.
     
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    Kemba is going to strike it rich after the all NBA list came it. I don't see it.
     
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    #1144 jbindm, Jun 26, 2019
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    If he was a couple years younger I wouldn't mind paying him a max salary. He's a very good player wasting away on a crappy team. But undersized guards don't typically age well and I wouldn't want to be paying 33 year old Kemba Walker 35 million dollars or whatever in four years.

    edit: maybe it makes sense for a team whose window to contend is right now. So the Lakers make some sense if they can make the numbers work. They have a two or three year window to capitalize on the AD/Bron pairing, and they've already mortgaged the future by sending a boatload of draft picks to the Pelicans. So why not kick the can a little further down the road and sign Walker when they know he'll be past his prime by the end of the deal?
     
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    https://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/27061860/rockets-shop-capela-gordon-space

    Should be a pretty healthy trade market for either player, especially Capela. He's an ascending big man with a very reasonable contract that keeps him locked up through the 22-23 season. His kryptonite has been the Warriors , and with them in flux now I'm a little surprised Houston is interested in moving him.
     
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    How does having Jimmy Butler in place of Capela, Gordon and Tucker make them better? I get trying to move Paul to acquire Butler but giving up three quality guys to bring in Butler seems like a step back to me.
     
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    Yeah, I think Daryl Morey is trying a little too hard here. For sure you want to retain at least either Tucker or Capela. And even if Jimmy Butler is as good as advertised (I think he's good but mildly overrated) he's a divisive presence in a locker room that's reportedly already having chemistry issues. Why else would a talented player already on his third team in less than two years be potentially moving onto his fourth?

    I'd be really careful of shaking things up solely for the sake of it. Let someone else overpay for Butler and the accompanying headaches. Worst case scenario you tweak the roster and run it back one last time in 2019 while the only team that had previously posed a hurdle before is down.
     
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    This is funny and hits too close to home all at once. I can recall too many family trips up to the Twin Cities where we stopped in Northwood and then again in Albert Lea fifteen minutes later because someone had to pee or get something to eat or drink. As any self respecting dad would, I die a little inside every time I lose ten minutes on a road trip.
     
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    Kawhi missed 21 games and Lowry missed 17 and we were still 2 games away from the best record in the league. Best coach in the regular season as well as the playoffs.
     
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    LeBron is going to use up all of his nine live if he has to drag JR to the Finals again.
     
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    He has a solid case for sure. But I wouldn't have taken Malone or Bud off the list to make room for him. I could certainly be convinced that he was a more deserving candidate than Doc Rivers, though.
     
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    He took over a 59 win team that swapped Derozan for Kawhi and won fewer games. There's your anti-Nurse COY argument.
     
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    #1154 jbindm, Jun 27, 2019
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    But he also had to integrate a guy who didn't seem all that excited about being in Toronto, get Lowry to buy in after his running mate got traded away, and deal with the relatively new "load management" concept. There's the pro-Nurse COY argument. But like I said, of the three guys who were candidates the only one I'd bump to make room for him is Doc Rivers. The other two guys were both very deserving of the regular season award.
     
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    I think he's a good coach, and did an extremely impressive job this season, which is a very obvious statement given that they won the title in his first year. But I don't have a problem with any of three guys who were nominated over him based on the regular season. Nurse did a lot of his work last year as an assistant too, modernizing Toronto's offense that carried over to this season.
     
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    Sure. It looks like an egregious error in hindsight, but the voting for this stuff takes place long before the playoffs are over. If you're only looking at the regular season then yeah, he's deserving but so are a bunch of other guys. And it's just not that big of a deal anyway. The 17-18 COY was rewarded by getting fired.
     
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    I know the playoffs don't really matter for these awards but Nurse proved himself head to head in the ECF, he coached circles around Bud when it mattered. The Bucks offense had no adjustments for what Nurse and Co threw at them the last 3 games of that series. Offensively, they were exposed in that series, it'll be interesting to see how they adjust. Teams will try to copy what the Raps did.
     
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    They really should wait until the end of the playoffs to announce candidates. Pretty embarrassing that the last two winners were eliminated from the playoffs by being out coached horrendously
     
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    The easiest adjustment is Giannis gets a jumper and then...good luck scheming against that at all.
     
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