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2016 NBA offseason thread

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by HanSenSE, Apr 15, 2016.

  1. HanSenSE

    HanSenSE Well-Known Member

    Start with two job openings, in Sacramento and Washington.
     
  2. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    I can't see anyone with a reasonable hope of being a real NBA coach going to Sacramento.
     
  3. HanSenSE

    HanSenSE Well-Known Member

    Definitely a "rent, don't buy" situation.
     
  4. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member

    LeBron is a free agent. Who will make a run at him? If you are the Lakers, don't you call him the minute his contract is officially up?

    I see James toying with Cleveland, in his own passive-aggressive style.
     
  5. Spartan Squad

    Spartan Squad Well-Known Member

    If you're the Lakers, I don't know why you wouldn't make a run at LeBron. With Kobe out of the picture, the Lakers will be lacking a big star. As far as what LeBron does, I think it really comes down to does he think he can win with the pieces in Cleveland or does he want to carry a bunch of youngsters to the conference finals on his back again.
     
  6. sgreenwell

    sgreenwell Well-Known Member

    Minnesota has interviews scheduled with Tom Thibodeau and Jeff Van Gundy, per Yahoo.
     
  7. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member

    He'll never be satisfied. Look at the players he acquired in Miami, then left. He designed the roster in Cleveland now, but talks about other players.
     
  8. Spartan Squad

    Spartan Squad Well-Known Member

    That's the thing. He's got a wondering eye and wants to always change. So that may mean he leaves Cleveland and go to LA where he can be the big man in a big market with a lot of also rans. Maybe he convinces Melo and some others to come with him on a "hey, won't this be fun" kind of a thing. And when that blows up, ESPN will have The Decision 3 where he's takes his talents somewhere else.
     
  9. LanceyHoward

    LanceyHoward Active Member

    If LeBron leaves- and I don't think he does- I think he goes somewhere with a lot more talent than the Lakers. I would think that he realizes- even with his gargantuan ego- that there is no way that squad could be beat the Spurs or Lakers.
     
  10. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    The Lakers only have $26M committed of a $92M salary cap for next season. They could do more than any team in history.

    But I don't think LeBron is going anywhere.
     
  11. sgreenwell

    sgreenwell Well-Known Member

    Yeah. I think even he realizes that his public appeal takes a huge hit if he leaves Cleveland before winning a title. I only think he leaves eventually if 1) the Cavs win a title or 2) things bottom out horribly and it's not clearly his doing. Also, while the Warriors currently look unbeatable, the Cavs did take two games from them last year. A little luck, an injury going their way, Irving maturing, working Love into the offense better... There are non-longshot paths for the Cavs to win a title.
     
  12. HanSenSE

    HanSenSE Well-Known Member

    Luke Walton says no to Knicks.
     
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