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I think it makes the Jazz a legit contender in the West next year.
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Old 06-19-2019, 10:13 PM
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I really think Al Horford would be a perfect fit in 2 places

Houston or OKC. They both have a C and a PG and both have a scorer with Harden & George. Horford would be a perfect fit at the 4 position on either team and the 3rd option. He can shoot the 3, defend and rebound and he is great in the locker room. I doubt either team can afford it but he would be a great fit.
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Old 06-20-2019, 09:51 AM
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Hearing that the Lakers are interested in Horford too. That would also be a very good fit but he would have to take a discount to go there
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Old 06-20-2019, 11:18 AM
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Hearing that the Lakers are interested in Horford too. That would also be a very good fit but he would have to take a discount to go there
At this point in his career he might take less to compete for a title, the more I realize he's leaving Boston, the more depressed I get. Two years ago the C's reached the ECF without Kyrie or Hayward, I was thinking there's no doubt they would at least reach the finals in the next couple of years, now we're in rebuild mode, granted there's still some nice young talent to build around, it's not like we're gonna suck, but considering where we were two years ago to where we are now, it ain't good. Also, if Kawhi goes to the Clippers, as is widely rumored, that's where I might go if I were Horford. Last year they had a pretty good team and played the Warriors tough in the playoffs, add Kawhi and Horford to those solid role players and they could be very good
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Old 06-20-2019, 11:23 AM
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I can't see him wanting to play for Houston, there's dissension in the locker room between CP and Harden, Horford just had to deal with that in Boston, also he's an elite defensive player, I don't think he would want to play for a team where defense is mostly optional. The Lakers could be a good spot for him, he has no ego and would have no problem being a third option behind LeBron and AD. Of course as a Celtic fan, him going to the hated Lakers would be a fucking nightmare for me
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Old 06-20-2019, 11:31 AM
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I'm not sure he would want to play in Houston either. I just think he is exactly what they need. Same with OKC imo.
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Old 06-26-2019, 02:43 PM
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Durant declines player option.... Knicks or Nets, here he comes
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Old 06-26-2019, 04:48 PM
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Didn't he have to do that to sign a max deal and stay too?
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Old 06-27-2019, 07:07 AM
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Didn't he have to do that to sign a max deal and stay too?
Yes.. My thought (which means nothing) if he wanted to stay with GSW take the option then he could get more after next season with cap going up..... That would also be a big 'if' assuming everything goes well in recovery.

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Boston the front runner to land Kemba Walker per Woj
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Old 06-27-2019, 09:54 AM
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Boston the front runner to land Kemba Walker per Woj
That is shocking. Why would he want to come here? What is the connection? Boston, like many other NBA teams always struggle to get FA's to come here. I would love to have him but after Kyrie and Al left, why Boston? He could go anywhere

I guess i'll believe it when it happens.
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Old 06-27-2019, 11:47 AM
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That is shocking. [B]Why would he want to [/B]come here? What is the connection? Boston, like many other NBA teams always struggle to get FA's to come here. I would love to have him but after Kyrie and Al left, why Boston? He could go anywhere

I guess i'll believe it when it happens.
He did play his college ball at UConn, so maybe that plays a factor. Also, I know historically the Celtics have had a tough time attracting free agents, but they are an attractive place when you look at their young talent, and a bright young coach. Not sure he would be a good fit though, he's a ball dominant shoot first PG, we just had one of those and things didn't work out. I think they would be better off going after a pass first PG, a guy who's more of a facilitator than a scorer, I know he can't shoot, but a guy like Ricky Rubio would be a good fit imo, he would have no problem taking a back seat to guys like Tatum, Brown, and Hayward. The C's have enough cap space to sign one star, I would rather them go after a center to replace Horford, and try to sign a lesser cheaper guy to play the point, right now the only center on the roster is Robert Williams, and he's certainly a good prospect, but he's not a starter at this point of his career. Kyrie is a better player than Kemba, but their styles are similar and I'm worried how that plays out in the locker room
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Old 06-27-2019, 11:58 AM
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He did play his college ball at UConn, so maybe that plays a factor. Also, I know historically the Celtics have had a tough time attracting free agents, but they are an attractive place when you look at their young talent, and a bright young coach. Not sure he would be a good fit though, he's a ball dominant shoot first PG, we just had one of those and things didn't work out. I think they would be better off going after a pass first PG, a guy who's more of a facilitator than a scorer, I know he can't shoot, but a guy like Ricky Rubio would be a good fit imo, he would have no problem taking a back seat to guys like Tatum, Brown, and Hayward. The C's have enough cap space to sign one star, I would rather them go after a center to replace Horford, and try to sign a lesser cheaper guy to play the point, right now the only center on the roster is Robert Williams, and he's certainly a good prospect, but he's not a starter at this point of his career. Kyrie is a better player than Kemba, but their styles are similar and I'm worried how that plays out in the locker room
Yeah, we will just have to agree to disagree on this one. I think Kemba would be a perfect fit. I do not think he brings the bad attitude that Irving had and he has been a lot more healthy than Irving ever was. Kyrie was pretty disappointing for me in many ways. He choked badly in the postseason and never put up the numbers i expected from him and his arrogance just annoyed me from day 1

I think they do need a scorer and not a pass 1st guy. They had problems in the past going in to droughts on offense and they were never sure who that guy was to get them out of it. Rubio would be awful imo. That would put too much pressure on Brown and Tatum to carry the load and who knows which Hayward we see. Nobody scares you on a team with Rubio and Walker would add that extra threat.

I love it ... if it happens. Perfect fit IMO
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Old 06-27-2019, 12:08 PM
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WOJ just said he would be a perfect fit in Boston and in the Brad Stevens offense. He said he wouldn't have to carry the team as much as he had to in Charlotte and that he will be the hardest working player on the team. Always the 1st guy there and always a team 1st guy, and will not bring the animosity that Irving did.

I like it ... a lot.
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Old 06-27-2019, 12:09 PM
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Yeah, we will just have to agree to disagree on this one. I think Kemba would be a perfect fit. I do not think he brings the bad attitude that Irving had and he has been a lot more healthy than Irving ever was. Kyrie was pretty disappointing for me in many ways. He choked badly in the postseason and never put up the numbers i expected from him and his arrogance just annoyed me from day 1

I think they do need a scorer and not a pass 1st guy. They had problems in the past going in to droughts on offense and they were never sure who that guy was to get them out of it. Rubio would be awful imo. That would put too much pressure on Brown and Tatum to carry the load and who knows which Hayward we see. Nobody scares you on a team with Rubio and Walker would add that extra threat.

I love it ... if it happens. Perfect fit IMO
I agree that Kemba would be a better locker room fit than Kyrie, but would guys like Tatum and Brown be okay with Kemba taking more shots than them, I guess that's the question. And they need a center, I've heard them linked to Vucevic and Steven Adams, but by signing Kemba that takes them out of the running for those guys, they don't even have Baynes anymore, not that he's a starter, but he's solid and one of the best backups in the league. Like I said, right now they have only Robert Williams at the center position, if they sign Kemba, they need to find a big man on the cheap. I read an article in the Ringer saying Vucevic would be a better fit than Kemba, I'll see if I can link the article. Of course it's just one man's opinion, just like you and I can have differing opinions, but weather you agree or not, it's a good article and worth your time.
The Celtics Need Nikola Vucevic More Than They Need Kemba Walker - The Ringer
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Old 06-27-2019, 12:12 PM
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One more thing, It's not like I would be upset at signing Kemba, I'll gladly take him, he's coming off a great season, and at 29 is still in his prime, a 4 year deal means he'll be 33 when his contract ends, so barring injury there's no reason why we shouldn't get 4 solid years out of him, I just think the center position is more of a priority
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Old 06-27-2019, 12:16 PM
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I wanted Vucevic but that's because i thought there was no chance of getting a guy like Walker to come here. If given the choice, screw Adams and Vucevic. I want the star in Walker. They were talking about getting a guy like Robin Lopez to fill the need at C. Not great but he had a productive season last year and they don't need a lot from him.

As far as Tatum and Brown go, they will both be starting and getting plenty of shots this year with Kyrie and Al gone. I do not think they ever connected with Irving and i think they can now take on leadership roles on this team. I am not worried about them at all.
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Old 06-27-2019, 12:18 PM
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One more thing, It's not like I would be upset at signing Kemba, I'll gladly take him, he's coming off a great season, and at 29 is still in his prime, a 4 year deal means he'll be 33 when his contract ends, so barring injury there's no reason why we shouldn't get 4 solid years out of him, I just think the center position is more of a priority
Get a C that can play some defense and get rebounds and i am good. It is not a center dominant league and hasn't been in a while. It is about wing players and scorers and Boston needs a star like Walker.
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Old 06-27-2019, 12:21 PM
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Boston also signed T. Fall from C. Fla.

A project but i loved watching him play. He alone changed that Duke game in the tourney. He is like 7 foot 6 or something and if he could give you 15 off the bench?

I loved the signing. Why not?

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Old 06-27-2019, 12:29 PM
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I have never been so goo goo ga ga over a undrafted player like i am with Tacko. I just loved watching him in CBB and was always intrigued by him. Some say he will be better than Bol Bol. At the price they paid, there is nothing but upside with that signing.
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[B]Get a C that can play some defense and get [/B]rebounds and i am good. It is not a center dominant league and hasn't been in a while. It is about wing players and scorers and Boston needs a star like Walker.
The question is, who's out there that fits this mold who they could get relatively cheap? I'm sure Danny has a plan, he knows Williams can't be the team's starting center, I guess we'll see how it plays out. Even though things haven't gone as planned, I still have faith in Danny
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Steven Adams will be the Celtics center next year if the rumors around here are true.
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Steven Adams will be the Celtics center next year if the rumors around here are true.
Maybe, but i'm hearing they have interest in signing Kanter this morning. That trade you mentioned for Adams? ... Please NO!
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Steven Adams will be the Celtics center next year if the rumors around here are true.
I've heard this as well, but he's due to make 24M next season, I don't see how the C's can take on that contract while also signing Kemba, unless they unload Hayward's contract. Trying to figure out cap space and how much money a team can spend gets confusing, but realistically I don't see how they can afford both Adams and Kemba. BTW, I've always been a fan of Adam's game, a tough hard nosed player who can finish around the rim, grab rebounds, and play defense, not the most polished offensive player, but I love his toughness and grit, he would be a great fit imo, and become a fan favorite in Boston, I just don't know how it would work out cap wise
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The question is, who's out there that fits this mold who they could get relatively cheap? I'm sure Danny has a plan, he knows Williams can't be the team's starting center, I guess we'll see how it plays out. Even though things haven't gone as planned, I still have faith in Danny
Did you not see the 2 posts above this? I would take a Walker combo with Kanter and Fall over Vucevic and what?

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