Iguodala Signs with the Warriors

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The Warriors are just so lucky to keep both of their top bench players in Iguodala and Livingston. Honestly, I thought both of them will leave. Though I guess they want to win, and I don’t blame them for that. Iguodala signed a 3 year, 48 million dollar deal. He definitely would’ve got payed much more. When asked about his decision to staying with the Warriors it was his son, who cried when he was choosing to sign with the other team. Warriors fans, thank his kid for Iguodala staying. That’s it for now. Hope you enjoyed. 🙂 PEACE

Sources:

http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/19786285/andre-iguodala-returning-golden-state-warriors-3-year-48-million-deal

How the Cavaliers are so close to Competing with the Golden State Warriors

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Most recently, a report came out saying that the Cavaliers were trying to acquire both Paul George and Carmelo Anthony in a 5 team trade. Wow. More than just thinking about Paul George and Carmelo Anthony, I just thought wow, a 5 team trade, not something you hear everyday. Stupid, right? The teams reportedly in this trade were the Knicks, Pacers, Nuggets, and Phoenix. I’m guessing Kevin Love will be tossed from the Cavaliers to probably the Nuggets. Phoenix will probably give Eric Bledsoe away, though I don’t know to the Pacers or Knicks. But I will guess the Knicks because I think the Pacers are just going to receive some young players and draft picks from the other teams. Though the talks didn’t really continue from there but the Cavaliers do have a chance.

And if this trade goes down, or the Cavaliers do receive Paul George, man will the commissioner will be laughed at. As he says that he doesn’t think the league is ruled by just two teams in the Cavaliers and Warriors. Honestly even though we have been a few weeks into the off season it has been more exciting than the regular season and playoffs. And when free agency starts man oh man is all the stuff going to come at me to post. So many teams will be trying to compete with the Warriors and Cavaliers. The NBA has turned into this race to see who gets who before who. Or which team will get bla before bla gets to go to the other team with bla. I’m not sure whether the battle of the super teams ever stop. Even though there aren’t any others other than the Warriors everyone is scavenging for them.

Okay now I’m getting off topic. Back to the Cavaliers. This off season almost determines if the Cavaliers will win a championship or not. They need to make a move. Lebron is 33, even though he shows no signs of slowing down doesn’t mean he can’t take too much of the load. Kyrie has shown us that he can’t score without Lebron. And if Kyrie gets on fire, Lebron won’t pass it to him. Both players have their very own special style of play and it doesn’t go too well together. That’s why it isn’t good that Kyrie needs Lebron all the time. Getting Paul George means a lot more. Getting Paul George means that Lebron doesn’t have to play a full 48 minutes against the Warriors. Getting Paul George means that Kyrie won’t need Lebron by his side to score. Because really, Kyrie can only score if another star can draw some of the attention off him so he could go 1-on-1 and face off against the defender which is a piece of cake for him. Paul George is a really good fit for the Cavaliers. They could slide Lebron over to the four, because he is big and strong and really does the dirty work all game. The Cavaliers won’t even lose their floor spacing acquiring Paul George. Not only this, but sources close to Paul George states that George would resign with Cleveland if he gets traded over there, and if Lebron stays there too. So this is already looking amazing. Though the Cavaliers will have one weakness playing against the Warriors. Their bench.

Okay, there bench is the trash, just trash. All the “okay”(not that trash but trash)  people on the bench are Iman Shumpert (who can only play defense), Deron Williams (old), Richard Jefferson (90 years old), and maybe Derrick Williams. But have you even heard of Larry Sanders? How many times have you seen James Jones play? One exception in Kyle Korver, but he is 36, can he still compete with the Warriors bench? Then after them there is bunch of trash people on the roster. While the Warriors have Iguodala (at least for now), Ian Clark (a nice outside shooter), Shaun Livingston (arguably one of the best backup point guards in the league), Patrick McCaw (a rising star), Javale McGee (who should definitely be starting over Zaza), and the GOAT James Michael McAdoo. Even if some of the players leave I know Steve Kerr will find a way to lure young talent to the roster.

The Cavaliers need to sign players who are young and show talent. Lebron could be a great mentor for a small forward, and Kyrie could show a young point guard his ways. The Cavaliers still need to play their cards correctly. They just need that one superstar to compete with the Warriors. And if that does happen and they land Paul George….RIP NBA 2017-2021

That’s it for today. I know this was longer but I was just in a good mood. Hope you enjoyed. 🙂 PEACE

(Just want to make it 800 words)

Sources:

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2718533-cavaliers-reportedly-tried-to-land-carmelo-anthony-paul-george-in-5-team-trade

NBA Rumors: Paul George Would Be ‘Open’ To Re-Signing With Cavs

 

Chris Paul Traded to the Houston Rockets

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Chris Paul. Arguably the best, if not best play maker in the league. Paired up with also one of the best, if not best play makers in the league in James Harden. Deadly. Lethal. They are going to destroy teams next year. This trade featured of course, Chris Paul, while the Rockets are giving Patrick Beverly, Sam Dekker, Lou Williams, DeAndre Liggins, Darrun Hilliard, Montrezl Harrell, Kyle Wiltjer, and a 2018 top-3 protected pick for Paul alone. This is the 2nd blockbuster trade in the off season so far. This is what the Rockets are doing to compete with the Warriors, and they will compete. And I think it is going to be a hard-fought series in the playoffs next year (Yes. I’m thinking that they will both play in the Western Conference Finals). This offense is going to be spectacular. Just seeing James Harden and the Rockets take the court last year was amazing. Now imagine them having future Hall of Famer Chris Paul on that team. They are going to have some HIGH scoring games. Not only this but the Rockets will have a proven defender in Chris Paul on the team. This trade was smart for both the Rockets and Clippers.

Well first of all, the Rockets got Chris Paul, who I just talked about. So let me get in depth with the Clippers. The Clippers knew that they had to trade Chris Paul, because reportedly, he told that once being an unrestricted free agent next year, he would sign with the Rockets. So why waste a season winning and getting a lower draft pick with Chris Paul, and letting him go for nothing, rather than start rebuilding and trade Chris Paul for all these young players. They will have a bad season, but it is okay. I talked about this in one of my previous posts using Paul George. Because same goes for the Pacers, too. I definitely think this is a win-win situation. Rockets can compete with the Warriors NOW, while the Clippers get young assets and a pick to start a rebuild.

Now I’ve been thinking about this, but I guess I’ll start making shorter posts like these. I could give you all the information in not a long 800 word post. Oh, and I won’t be posting at all from Saturday to Monday, but hopefully nothing too much happens so I won’t have to recap everything on Tuesday.

That’s it for now. Hope you enjoyed. 🙂 PEACE

Sources:

http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/19758509/la-clippers-trade-chris-paul-houston-rockets

Phil Jackson parts ways with the New York Knicks

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YES. Even people who don’t like the Knicks much should be happy. And as for you Knicks fans, you should be relieved. 3 years of confusion and mistakes for Mr. Jackson. The only good thing he did was drafting Porzingis, and he was even looking to trade him. He also wasn’t on nice terms with their star, Carmelo Anthony. If the Knicks didn’t fire him, imagine what he would have done. Phil clearly couldn’t build a team, he needed players around him so he could improve. He had an aging Carmelo (who would be good if he didn’t hate him so much), and signed two people who were good long before then (Rose and Noah). James Dolan is really the Knicks savior, but really, there wasn’t much of an option at all. All the things leading up to the firing of him looked scary for the Knicks. So many trade rumors, talks, trades that were almost about to go down. The Knicks fans didn’t really deserve the last few years which were trash. I know this was short but I have nothing else to say. That’s it for now. Hope you enjoyed 🙂 PEACE

Sources:

http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/basketball/knicks/dolan-weighing-future-jackson-knicks-president-report-article-1.3283812

Cavaliers and Pacers Looking for a Third Team in a Trade

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Recently, the Cavaliers have been in many trade talks, most recently, for Paul George. Someone they would need to match up against the Warriors, and someone who could play defense, and most significantly, score when Lebron isn’t around. They were having so much trouble in the Finals against the Warriors, because Kyrie can’t score when Lebron isn’t in the game. Paul George can create his own offense and score when Lebron isn’t around. He’s the only chance the Cavaliers have to win.

Giving background on this trade rumor, the third team is said to be the Denver Nuggets. And the Pacers already missed out on trading him in the draft, and they need to trade trade him before the season, so they won’t waste one season. Because if they don’t trade Paul George at all, they will end up having a good record, resulting in a better draft pick. The Pacers have to go into rebuilding mode because George isn’t coming back. So the first step is to trade George for young assets. Because trying to win now isn’t the best thing if you bring in the fact that the Warriors and Cavaliers are dominating the conferences.

So this is what the trade is thought to be. Paul George to Cleveland straight up. And Cleveland will give Kevin Love to Denver. While the Pacers will receive young assets or picks from Denver. Let me break this trade rumor down for every team (and since I already broke it down for the Cavaliers I will skip them):

Denver:

For Denver, getting Kevin Love will be important. Considering that they are an up and coming young team, they need a veteran to lead them. Kevin Love would be perfect. It will also allow them to have a great shooting front court. And will allow better floor spacing so Jamal Murray could get to the paint. They’ll be an exciting team to watch…on offense. Their defense is highly questionable but they will be very entertaining.

Pacers:

Okay. So the Pacers are going in rebuilding mode. We shouldn’t expect too much coming from Denver. Just something to get rid of Paul George. I’m not sure who they are going to get. But if this trade goes down expect the Pacers to be one of the worst teams in the league, so they could get the best pick. Basically tanking. Whatever the 76ers did the past few seasons should be the Pacers goal.

This is it for now, sorry I didn’t post much today, I can’t post too many things at a time since I am only one person. Hope you enjoyed. 🙂 PEACE

Other Facts: Marc Stein reported that before this trade rumor, Denver offered a “monster” trade to get Paul George. Though this trade didn’t get into many news pages at all because Paul George wasn’t interested in staying in Denver. So Denver reportedly disagreed and went about its own way.

https://www.sbnation.com/2017/6/25/15871478/paul-george-trade-rumors-nba-nuggets-pacers-cavaliers

Why the Celtics Might NOT Trade for Anyone

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For the past few weeks the Celtics, or no, for months and months the Boston Celtics have been in trade rumors with top-tier players in the league. We have heard all sorts of rumors, and whenever we get excited Boston just never does it. They never pulled the trigger on the trade, even though they are a piece away from a stacked team, or maybe even a super team. We’ve heard Paul George, Hassan Whiteside, Demarcus Cousins, Anthony Davis, Gordon Hayward, and Jimmy Butler (but of course, they don’t have a chance at him because he was already traded to the T-Wolves).

But a recent report that came out states that Danny Ainge thinks that teams think that Boston is stacked with future assets, which is true, but are asking for too much, because of how valuable the Celtics are. But when it came to the Jimmy Butler trade the Celtics reportedly turned down the offer of trading their no. 3 pick in this year’s draft (which already happen, it was Jayson Tatum) or the Brooklyn Nets pick in 2018 straight up for Jimmy Butler. That was a really good deal for the Celtics, but they decided to turn it down, but why?

When being asked about how the Celtics strong position in the league is an obstacle to overcome, Ainge replies saying that the trading periods, were one of the obstacles to overcome, and ends saying “We’ll just continue to find the right deals.” And you might say that the Jimmy Butler trade offer was an amazing deal, and as I said before, yes it was. But after watching the latest Mike Korzemba video (link in description) he introduced my mind to something else when talking about the Celitcs, and the Bulls and their future. He explained that the timeline for Jimmy Butler in Chicago didn’t match the NBA timeline. He says that the Warriors will dominate the next 3 years at the least, and teams like Chicago are trying to build for the future. Sorry if I’m getting off topic but he changed my mind about the Jimmy Butler trade and how it can actually pan out for the Bulls. Getting back on topic to the Celtics, Mike was saying how for the Celtics, there was no point trading for Jimmy Butler. And if they trade for anyone now, for big names like Gordon Hayward and Paul George, it will only allow the Celtics to actually compete against the Cavaliers in the conference finals. No not win. COMPETE. They won’t be able to defeat Lebron, and even if the Celtics do make it to the Finals, they definitely won’t outmatch the Warriors, no not even close. This is why teams in the NBA are trying to go young, rebuilding because these superstars now that are 25 or 26, they won’t have a chance of winning a title unless they hop on the Warriors bandwagon which is STUPID. That’s why you might not see the Celtics trading for superstars or even players anytime soon. They are going to rebuild slowly. That’s why they are trading picks for more picks, and those picks for even more picks. And this is what more teams in the NBA are going to do. Like the Raptors, Spurs, Trailblazers, Pacers, almost every team who has starplayers over 25 might do this. It sounds a lot like just giving up, but it will prepare them for the future. And young teams emerging are lucky, because they aren’t gonna waste any time at all. The 76ers, Suns, Lakers, Bucks, T-Wolves, Heat, and Nuggets are on the rise. And they are going to be our future after the next 5 boring years in basketball.

But for these superstars it’s a sad time to be in the NBA, because down the road, instead of hearing names of what used to be amazing players like, Gordon Hayward, Paul George, Demarcus Cousins, Damian Lillard, and Isaiah Thomas, you’ll just hear about the Warriors, them blowing the 3-1 lead, and winning championships after that season with KD. And those great players, like Anthony Davis, Chris Paul, Russell Westbrook, James Harden, and others will be robbed of an NBA Championship, though they will be all-time greats. And really, there is no one else to blame other than Kevin Durant.

To conclude, the Celtics don’t look like they are going to take the next step yet, or at least for a long time. As an organization the Celtics are doing amazing, because they get to rebuild and have  successful playoff team at the same time. This sure means a lot of money for the Celtics in the next decade, since I’m almost sure after the Isaiah Thomas era in Boston, another one will begin. As for other teams, they have no hope right now. And they should get to start  rebuilding right now, because it is going to be the Warriors and Cavs for a few more years, and most definitely the Warriors before someone in the West stops them. Hope you enjoyed 🙂 PEACE

Sources:

http://www.cbssports.com/nba/news/report-celtics-turned-down-bulls-trade-offer-of-jimmy-butler-for-no-3-pick-in-draft/