Wow... that's some company I am keeping... least I can do it retweet.
Yes... technically the Thunder are below the floor, but the way they managed their cap, they are over the cap be virtual of their exceptions. Hawks and Knicks still have money I believe. @ericpincus has been plugging away at the salaries - https://t.co/dWzDRkwnnR
Trade Deadline has not been set yet, and yes teams can trade any time up until that soon to be established date.
Joel --- thanks for the thankful thoughts - but know this - my basketball journey doesn't happen without all the guys you mentioned, so know I am thankful for you as much if not more. Accept Oliver, how'd that guy get on the list :) (Luv you bro!)
Congratulations... we both know you are batting WAY ABOVE your average with Ms. Pincus :)
You will do great!
I'm REALLY excited about some of the opportunities that have presented themselves to me. With sports journalism jobs few and far between, I'll likely be reinventing myself and trying something out of my comfort zone. That's exciting and horrifying.
Given the injuries - Achilles and an ACL, expecting Cousins to be the dominating big he was might be unrealistic. Can he help them - absolutely, but I don't think he'll be the 30-35 minute a night guy he was, not with two years away from playing in a meaningful game.
Yep... oh how the mighty have fallen.
The idea of them wanting a trade isn't as much about the roster as it it is leadership and direction of the team --- although I think Stephen Silas is going to be a very good NBA coach, just not sure James or Russ want to play for him.
"Cousins will sign a one-year, non-guaranteed deal" -- just think, almost 4 years ago Cousins was expected to sign a Supermax deal in Sacramento, then they traded him.
Cousins will sign a one-year, non-guaranteed deal, sources said. Houston expressed interest in signing the four-time All-Star before the NBA restart in July. Cousins serves as an upside signing, and has shown focus and drive in rehab through multiple long-term injuries. https://t.co/LUCaKrWwcj
He is the last transaction... there is talk that everyone is sort of waiting on what Giannis does - if he's not long term, do guys take shorter deals to eventually try and team up? Not sure that works in NOLA, but have seen it suggested with Anthony Davis
Keith --- may I present Henson, John
Free agents left that I think could help teams: G. Robinson III T. Gibson W. Ellington A. Trier R. Hollis-Jefferson R. Jackson I. Thomas J. Crawford K. Bowman E. Ilysaova J. McRae E. Turner H. Whiteside F. Kaminsky J. Dudley A. Tolliver N. Vonleh Y. Ferrell B. Knight
Injuries have been a big factor... but there is no question Orlando has been middle of the pack. Until they get a game changing players, this is who they will be.
@stevekylerNBA Steve, in your opinion, what's the glue to make all that you've listed come together? Magic fans have seen flashes of all of those things (minus Cole), but we've never seen consistency and cohesion for a whole season, which is what drives the "trade Evan/Vuc/Gordon" arguments.
I have covered the draft professional for more than a decade. I have spent countless hours in gyms with executives and scouts - teams do not prioritize shooting in the draft - its absolutely a bonus, but to ding a team for focusing on best upside isn't accurate - most teams do.
@stevekylerNBA Are you speaking for all 30 teams? I have heard this before but not all 30 teams think the same way about this. The scarcity value for shooters is quite high. Some teams take that into account when they draft. Certain teams won’t touch bigs in a draft for that same reason
The Knicks were the team I expected to nab him, most of the league thought that too -- then New York went cold on him. I am not longer optimistic they go that way.