OT: Other teams' offseason plans

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#1 May 7, 2018 11:41am
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OT: Other teams' offseason plans

Some teams, like OKC, PHI and TOR, have been embarrassed and/or exposed in the playoffs. Should their management stay the course or make some changes?

I think OKC and TOR should break it up and PHI find a new coach.

May 7, 2018 11:53am
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I dont see any reason for Toronto to break up. No big shame in Lebron going insane on you and they already have shown themselves capable of bringing in young talent while maintaining a good record, if you look at their roster they a lot of decent young talent. Their main focus should be finding guys that slow down Lebron, and that includes both on the ball and help defenders. Anunoby has some tools, but isnt there yet, but hes only 20. Valanciunas is probably better suited as a bench scorer to due his defensive limitations. They probably regret Ibakas contract. Slowing Lebron is a tough task, and it is a big reason the Warriors finals MVPs have been Igoudala and Durant.
May 7, 2018 11:54am
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Westbrook basically plays baseball 9 vs 1. Carmelo is absolute trash and finally got exposed for the selfish little bitch that he is. Once his contract is up, he'll get the same treatment that Dez Bryant is currently getting.  I think OKC would have been A LOT better if they didn't trade for him. Toronto is basically Lob City. Talented player, somewhat fun to watch, will win 50+ games every year. There's just better teams out there than them and they have peaked. Philly gets a pass because they are a young team full of talent. Ben Simmons does need to get better at shooting, though. 

May 7, 2018 12:06pm
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At very least, Toronto will probably have to trade DeRozan. Game 3 proved once and for all that he's not a real star, he's just a no-defense chucker whose team is better off with him on the bench. Basically the rich man's Austin or Jamal.

I hope the Clippers won't be the ones getting suckered into trading valuable assets for him. But then again, I hoped the Clippers wouldn't be suckered into keeping Doc either, and we see how that turned out. I could see Magic making a desperation trade for him after whiffing on the real big names in free agency - he seems incompetent enough to do that.

May 7, 2018 12:04pm
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OKC assuming they keep Westbrook should probably focus on trying to being an elite defensive and rebounding team. If Westbrook is going to dominate the ball and he will, they need to find guys that can contribute without the ball like Adams or Roberson, the exact opposite of Melo. George is a good secondary scorer for that type of team, because he can still contribute a lot even without the ball.
May 7, 2018 4:07pm
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VFHS wrote:

At very least, Toronto will probably have to trade DeRozan. Game 3 proved once and for all that he's not a real star, he's just a no-defense chucker whose team is better off with him on the bench. Basically the rich man's Austin or Jamal.

I hope the Clippers won't be the ones getting suckered into trading valuable assets for him. But then again, I hoped the Clippers wouldn't be suckered into keeping Doc either, and we see how that turned out. I could see Magic making a desperation trade for him after whiffing on the real big names in free agency - he seems incompetent enough to do that.

I like DeRozan a lot more than you (he's better than Austin or Jamal), but I agree he's no star, and should not be paid like a star. I view him as below Tobias Harris. So probably around $12M-14M/yr. Unfortunately he's paid double that. Not worth his salary, but not trash either. 

May 8, 2018 10:10am
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Toronto should make a tweak and try again.  If they rebuild, they'll be the next Sacramento or Minnesota for 13-16 years.

 

Maybe find the next Clint Capela, or a cheaper DeAndre Jordan.

 

Maybe they could use another wing player too, but I don't know what their budget is for that position.

 

If OKC can keep Paul George, then they should find a way to dump Anthony, and sign a Clint Capela or John Henson type player.

 

OKC should keep as much of what they have as they can, and keep trying to add efficient players.  They just had a tough matchup with the Jazz.

May 8, 2018 10:11am
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Philly has made a lot of silly mistakes in games in this Boston series.