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Let it happen but please no Kyrie to the Lakers.

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Kemba traded to the Pistons, who are expected to buy him out. That guy gets bounced around more than a pinball.
 

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I'm not as high on Woj after the draft. He reported the top 3 picks early that day and swore that Orlando was taking Smith #1 and then the draft shook out quite differently. I wonder what happened to his sources because he was very wrong there and I haven't seen an explanation.
 

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I'm not as high on Woj after the draft. He reported the top 3 picks early that day and swore that Orlando was taking Smith #1 and then the draft shook out quite differently. I wonder what happened to his sources because he was very wrong there and I haven't seen an explanation.
I believe it was gambling related. Not him, but somewhere in his source pipeline. A lot of money was lost and won because of the supposed Jabari Smith lock.
 

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I'm not as high on Woj after the draft. He reported the top 3 picks early that day and swore that Orlando was taking Smith #1 and then the draft shook out quite differently. I wonder what happened to his sources because he was very wrong there and I haven't seen an explanation.

I think Orlando was set on Banchero but were lying about taking Smith to get Houston to trade up for him. Their front office was tight evidently.
 

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I think Orlando was set on Banchero but were lying about taking Smith to get Houston to trade up for him. Their front office was tight evidently.
That's the kind of thing that could really backfire down the road if it involved a decision maker. It's a small community, if they lie they lose all trust - with reporters, with agents, with players and with front office people around the league. Misdirect, yes, out and out lie? I don't think so.

I think it's going to be one of two things, something came to light late about Smith that concerned Orlando or someone(s) with inside information manipulated the information trail for money.
 

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Interesting move by San Antonio to fully guarantee a contract prior to free agency. Perhaps he will be used in a trade with Atlanta or us. I liked Zach Collins in his draft year, but injuries have robbed him of the last two years. His value would only come from salary matching and possible rotation big.


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Interesting move by San Antonio to fully guarantee a contract prior to free agency. Perhaps he will be used in a trade with Atlanta or us. I liked Zach Collins in his draft year, but injuries have robbed him of the last two years. His value would only come from salary matching and possible rotation big.


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It's hard to believe Collins is still only 24. He has plenty of upside if healthy.
 
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