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It's time to look forward to next season.

The mention of Christmas Day games solidified it is time to start a new thread.

From ESPN:


A showdown between the Brooklyn Nets and Los Angeles Lakers will highlight the NBA's Christmas Day schedule, sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.


 
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Joel Embiid has agreed to a four-year, $196 million super max extension.


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It's time to look forward to next season.

The mention of Christmas Day games solidified it is time to start a new thread.

From ESPN:


A showdown between the Brooklyn Nets and Los Angeles Lakers will highlight the NBA's Christmas Day schedule, sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.


No Suns on Christmas Day. Slap in the face to the West Champions.
 
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If it is any consolation, it appears the Bucks will not be playing on Christmas Day either.
 

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If it is any consolation, it appears the Bucks will not be playing on Christmas Day either.

neither of the Finals teams on Christmas? That def surprises me. I thought we’d be on this year.

reality is... most people are going to look at last year as a fluke. Hell, when we were up 2-0 in the Finals, there was a mass of talk about how if we win it would be looked at a little sideways with all the injuries. Of course, no one says that after the Bucks won having faced hurt Nets/Hawks teams.
 
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neither of the Finals teams on Christmas? That def surprises me. I thought we’d be on this year.

reality is... most people are going to look at last year as a fluke. Hell, when we were up 2-0 in the Finals, there was a mass of talk about how if we win it would be looked at a little sideways with all the injuries. Of course, no one says that after the Bucks won having faced hurt Nets/Hawks teams.

Yeah, it doesn't feel like the Suns get the respect they deserve. It's unlikely to change any time soon.
 

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neither of the Finals teams on Christmas? That def surprises me. I thought we’d be on this year.

reality is... most people are going to look at last year as a fluke. Hell, when we were up 2-0 in the Finals, there was a mass of talk about how if we win it would be looked at a little sideways with all the injuries. Of course, no one says that after the Bucks won having faced hurt Nets/Hawks teams.
Add an injured Suns team to that list.
 

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Yeah, it doesn't feel like the Suns get the respect they deserve. It's unlikely to change any time soon.

they’ll have to have another really good to great season for people to buy in. I also think if we have a great start to the year, people will start taking us more seriously. As is, most of the chatter I hear is that we’re in the top 3 in the West right now.

I also think we will get a bunch of National TV games on Cable this year.
 

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neither of the Finals teams on Christmas? That def surprises me. I thought we’d be on this year.

reality is... most people are going to look at last year as a fluke. Hell, when we were up 2-0 in the Finals, there was a mass of talk about how if we win it would be looked at a little sideways with all the injuries. Of course, no one says that after the Bucks won having faced hurt Nets/Hawks teams.
And hurt Suns team
 
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they’ll have to have another really good to great season for people to buy in. I also think if we have a great start to the year, people will start taking us more seriously. As is, most of the chatter I hear is that we’re in the top 3 in the West right now.

I also think we will get a bunch of National TV games on Cable this year.

It will take a really good team to be top three or four in the West. I will take it. Top four in the West was what Monty was saying last season.

If the Suns can boost the depth at power forward so much the better.
 

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Looks like we are getting a Christmas Game:

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I was just about to post the above. Here is what it looks like.

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I was just about to post the above. Here is what it looks like.

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Yessir!!!! Can’t wait to watch us on Christmas. Should be a highly entertaining game. Curious of the matchups if Klay is back. Bridges will probably start on Curry since I don’t think we want CP3 chasing him around lol. Book vs. Thompson is going to be a lot of fun. Crowder/Draymond matchup but Ayton needs to dominate inside. I could even see Book spend some time on Wiggins. Just like all of us, bummed about the Finals but the future is bright. 10 years of no playoffs and we go the Finals. Next season can’t come soon enough. And we got Cards on Christmas as well. LFG!!!!
 
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Here is the opening week schedule for October.

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I'm kind of glad we start against the Nuggets. They're a tough matchup for us when they're healthy but they won't have Murray for that opener.
 
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Terry Rozier gets a 4 year, $97 million max contract extension.

Some of these contracts are off the wall. There better be a lot of television money.

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Taj Gibson agrees to a 2 year, $10.1 million contract.

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Terry Rozier gets a 4 year, $97 million max contract extension.

Some of these contracts are off the wall. There better be a lot of television money.

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Charlotte is pretty dumb when it comes to free agents and extensions. I wish we could benefit from it somehow. We only have 1 bad franchise in our division now since the Clippers ditched Sterling and the Warriors finally turned the corner.
 

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We now live in a world where Terry Rozier gets the max.

Its his max not the league max. He signed for $20 million a year or something a couple years back so the max extension he can is 120% of what he was making, I believe. League max for him would have 30% of the cap, which is a few million more. He's still making just under $25 million a year, which isn't the true max.

Its still an overpay though.
 
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