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2018-19 NBA Thread

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Big Circus, Oct 10, 2018.

  1. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member

    He’ll be as good as possible for 1 1/2 of the 4 seasons the Knicks or any other team can sign him for. He can get 164,000,000 for 4 years. The first season he can’t play. The second season, 20-21, will be hard and with restricted minutes, done correctly he can return to near 90% of his 18-19 season. 21-22 may get him the same or close to it. Would he perform as well at 33 as he did at 30 even without an injury?
    2022-23, a 34 year old Durant will be collecting 41,000,000. Can he average 35 minutes 20/9/5?
  2. PCLoadLetter

    PCLoadLetter Well-Known Member

    Sure. I think he'll outperform that.

    The other side of this, though: if you're the Knicks, what the hell else are you going to do? If you sign Durant and he's OK, you're probably a contender in a year. You can sign Tobias Harris to a max and try to convince your fans that you are on a path to someday no longer being a lottery team.
  3. tapintoamerica

    tapintoamerica Well-Known Member

    The difference is that teams only started tracking things as seemingly basic as the number of passes thrown until the analytics era.
  4. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member

    The knicks should be the greatest shit show on earth. Jimmy Butler and Kyrie Irving.
  5. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member

    Steph gonna be pissed off
  6. Della9250

    Della9250 Well-Known Member

  7. Webster

    Webster Well-Known Member

    Don’t believe the imitators — that is a Woj bomb.
  8. bigpern23

    bigpern23 Well-Known Member

    Wow. I never thought they’d trade him to LA after everything that went down, but holy shit, that’s a big haul. Great job by the Pelicans’ front office.
  9. PCLoadLetter

    PCLoadLetter Well-Known Member

    David Griffin, the new GM, knows what he's doing.

    Three first rounders. That's pretty good.
    heyabbott likes this.
  10. ChrisLong

    ChrisLong Well-Known Member

    Not if they're 27th or higher every year.
  11. PaperClip529

    PaperClip529 Active Member

    Seems like a fair trade for both teams.
  12. PCLoadLetter

    PCLoadLetter Well-Known Member

    As long as Pelinka's there I'd take my chances.

    Davis was going to be a free agent in a year and his value wasn't going to get higher. To get this haul from the team he wanted to go to is a good deal for New Orleans.

    (And good for L.A. too. They've got a still-young superstar, didn't have to give up Kuzma and they still have money to spend.)
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