The Rockets reportedly had the best package, offering young players on cheap contracts, picks for this past draft, future picks, as well as over 12 million in cap room.
Not only do the Magic get three awful first round picks seeing they are first round picks from the Sixers, Lakers, and Nuggets, who will all be very good teams, those picks are also LOTTERY PROTECTED!!!!
Just awful, I feel bad for that fan base. They definitely deserved better than this.
With that said, I don't see Howard being as dominant as many are expecting him to be. I see him averaging around the same numbers as Bynum did for the Lakers.
As a Spurs fan, I'm not panicking. The Lakers will constantly be surrounded by drama and pressure to pretty much win every game. The minute they go on a three-game losing streak everyone will lose it. Have fun dealing with those egos Mike Brown!
I still say the West is a four-team race at this point between OKC, SA, LA, and even Denver who added Iggy for basically nothing. It's not a one-team race like ESPN would have you believe. Turn off your television.
I think Howard will be better than Bynum, mostly because, well he's been better than Bynum.
The lottery protected picks are what really sucks.
The Magic got a few young players on cheap contracts, but one of Vucevic & Harkless need to become a solid starter for them.
Honestly, the 76ers gave up a lot here, in what are essentially 3 first round picks: , one they just made, one they made very recently, plus a future pick, plus Iggy.
I'm not sold on the current front office of the 76ers, but they did shake things up. Honestly, I think the Magic might have been better off just dealing with Houston, or any of the other possibilities that were on the table.
It does make the Lakers a major factor, though. I don't see Denver as quite being at that same level as the other 3 teams.
Dash: I fell asleep in the 3rd quarter of both games. Bucks/Hawks was hype though.
Jul 9, 2021 15:09:12 GMT -4
Dash: Bucks are not a good team and are only in because Nets/Hawks got injured. They look several steps behind Phoenix.
Jul 9, 2021 15:10:33 GMT -4
sativa417: I'm not a Chris Paul fan, since I hate his flopping and Grizz played his Clipps in some good playoff series, so he's like the enemy to me, but still a great player, so down for him finally getting a ring. Crazy Suns are where they are now. When James Jones
Jul 9, 2021 21:48:49 GMT -4
sativa417: took over as GM, people were crapping on some of his moves, but he's put together a hell of a team
Jul 9, 2021 21:49:31 GMT -4
kfilament: its interesting how everyone wanted to put an asterisk next to last years champions, but honestly this year seems fluky as hell with injuries, etc., but yeah, hate CP3 as a grizz fan by not mad to see him win one.
Jul 13, 2021 16:29:30 GMT -4
kfilament: Pumped the Bucks gonna do it.
Jul 20, 2021 23:38:17 GMT -4
kfilament: Lol entire bucks team celebrating without Giannis
Jul 20, 2021 23:45:45 GMT -4
Dash: Feel bad for Paul and Booker. Ayton was so ass.
Jul 23, 2021 15:56:29 GMT -4
kfilament: Draft night and for once I am not worried the Grizz are going to fuck themselves on national TV
Jul 29, 2021 17:47:08 GMT -4