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    Quote Originally Posted by SnottieDrippen View Post
    I'm glad I'm not alone on this. The first time he did it, OK, I get it, but now he's a serial ring chaser.
    He's ruining the NBA as we know it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sweet16 View Post
    That's a lot for Butler.
    Maybe, but give me the proven commodity. Lavine was lost the last chunk of the season and the TWolves didn't miss a beat. Dunn is a sure fire solid contributor going forward, but I think that is all he will ever be. Hopefully the '18 pick would be around the mid-way point of the draft.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bugatti View Post
    Maybe, but give me the proven commodity. Lavine was lost the last chunk of the season and the TWolves didn't miss a beat. Dunn is a sure fire solid contributor going forward, but I think that is all he will ever be. Hopefully the '18 pick would be around the mid-way point of the draft.
    LaVine has proven to be talented but injury prone. I'm not sure he has played a full season yet has he? If he can manage to stay healthy he could be pretty damn good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PurplePride92 View Post
    He's ruining the NBA as we know it.
    Even LeBron never signed up to play with THREE All-NBA caliber guys, and we all know how badly he needs rings.

    The game was better when MJ played and players would settle for 19ft. jumpers and get thrown out of games for physical play, leaving fans with the 10th man on the roster playing meaningful minutes.

    This is #NotMyNBA

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    Quote Originally Posted by PurplePride92 View Post
    I'm not sure I completely believe that Griffin was on his way out of the door. Especially since Cleveland refused to allow him to interview for other potential GM jobs that were available. Add in LeBron's tweet last night and I can't help but believe that the plan was to keep Griffin as GM. No way Chauncey Billups comes in and is a servant to LeBron's demands.
    We do not know what goes on behind closed doors, but since LeBron has returned to Cleveland, he has gotten everything he wanted (and I am fine with that, btw). Even if LeBron tweeted what he did, that still doesn't mean he wasn't informed or pulling some strings. He was also shocked and not consulted when David Blatt was fired... per the LeBron camp.

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    Sorry for getting off topic.

    I'm not sure PG or Jimmy fit particularly well with Cleveland offensively, do they? I know you find touches for stars, but at whose expense?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bugatti View Post
    We do not know what goes on behind closed doors, but since LeBron has returned to Cleveland, he has gotten everything he wanted (and I am fine with that, btw). Even if LeBron tweeted what he did, that still doesn't mean he wasn't informed or pulling some strings. He was also shocked and not consulted when David Blatt was fired... per the LeBron camp.
    I don't disagree. I'm just not sold he was pulling strings. That is only because they refused to let Griffin talk to other teams though. I believe he was more behind Blatt/Lue than Griffin but that is only because of the timing of Griffin's departure and all signs pointing to Griffin being extended.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SnottieDrippen View Post
    Sorry for getting off topic.

    I'm not sure PG or Jimmy fit particularly well with Cleveland offensively, do they? I know you find touches for stars, but at whose expense?
    I think PG fits more than Butler but both make the Cavs a much better team on defense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PurplePride92 View Post
    LaVine has proven to be talented but injury prone. I'm not sure he has played a full season yet has he? If he can manage to stay healthy he could be pretty damn good.
    The year before he was. I love Zach but I worry much of what he delivered was hollow. He ended up being the best three point shooter on the team this year, but some of that was by default. He seems destined to average 22 ppg in Sacramento and traded to the Houston Rockets when he turns 30 to be just another guy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bugatti View Post
    The year before he was. I love Zach but I worry much of what he delivered was hollow. He ended up being the best three point shooter on the team this year, but some of that was by default. He seems destined to average 22 ppg in Sacramento and traded to the Houston Rockets when he turns 30 to be just another guy.



    This sounds dead on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PurplePride92 View Post
    I think PG fits more than Butler but both make the Cavs a much better team on defense.
    But you aren't going to stop GS. Even if LeBron talks Silver into giving him PG and Butler they're still a defender short. I need to see a more potent Cavs offense.

    I'm not crazy for thinking Bron and Russ could coexist, am I?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SnottieDrippen View Post
    Sorry for getting off topic.

    I'm not sure PG or Jimmy fit particularly well with Cleveland offensively, do they? I know you find touches for stars, but at whose expense?
    I think the real improvement is on the defensive end. Lebron will figure out a way to make it work on offense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SnottieDrippen View Post

    I'm not crazy for thinking Bron and Russ could coexist, am I?
    Yes. Maybe Bron should just join the Warriors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PurplePride92 View Post
    I'd switch Tyus Jones and Kris Dunn. Keep LaVine and the 17' pick in there. They can't have the 18' first round. Maybe the 18' second round.
    That would be better.

    One thing is for sure the Bulls can get a good haul for butler.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bugatti View Post
    Yes. Maybe Bron should just join the Warriors.
    Maybe I just want to see Bron/Russ vs. KD/Klay.

    I love Kyrie's game, but oh what I'd give to see that.

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