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Damian Lillard is not expected to be in Portland by media day. The Raptors could be the favorite.

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Steve Kerr says the Warriors have "six starters."

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The Pacers are signing Elfrid Payton.

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Here are HoopsHype's top 24 centers for 2023-24. Nurkic is not listed. Ayton is ranked #10.

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The Pacers are signing Elfrid Payton.

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Prediction!

We are less than one month from "The Pacers have waived Elfrid Payton".

Could be a sign that they're giving guys a look who could play after a potential McConnell trade though.
 
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Prediction!

We are less than one month from "The Pacers have waived Elfrid Payton".

Could be a sign that they're giving guys a look who could play after a potential McConnell trade though.

I'm hoping it leads to a trade of McConnell to the Suns.
 

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Here are HoopsHype's top 24 centers for 2023-24. Nurkic is not listed. Ayton is ranked #10.

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Sabonis and (dare I say) Myles Turner being so high on there kind of hurts. Hindsight being perfect of course, now wishing we had pulled off a trade of Ayton for either of them instead of what we ended up with.
 

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Sabonis and (dare I say) Myles Turner being so high on there kind of hurts. Hindsight being perfect of course, now wishing we had pulled off a trade of Ayton for either of them instead of what we ended up with.

Agreed.

If they were dead set on dumping Ayton they should have gone for Turner a while ago, it was widely rumored to be an option and they should have taken it.

Nurkic is a borderline starter when he is healthy, and he is quite often not healthy.
 

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Here are HoopsHype's top 24 centers for 2023-24. Nurkic is not listed. Ayton is ranked #10.

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I like Ayton. I think these listings have to take into account the "would I trade this guy for this guy" clause. For example, Brook Lopez listed lower than Ayton. I know Brook is older, yada, yada. Would I trade Ayton for Lopez, heck yeah! So I would put Lopez ahead of Ayton on the list. Old guy and all.
 

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I like Ayton. I think these listings have to take into account the "would I trade this guy for this guy" clause. For example, Brook Lopez listed lower than Ayton. I know Brook is older, yada, yada. Would I trade Ayton for Lopez, heck yeah! So I would put Lopez ahead of Ayton on the list. Old guy and all.

Brook Lopez being below Ayton doesn't make sense. Brook should swap spots with Nikola Vucevic or Wemby on that list. He was a legit DPOY last year and he's excellent floor spacer who can't be left alone offensively.

IMO Wemby shouldn't be listed until he plays because honestly he would be #2 or #3 in terms of trade value but he hasn't done anything at this point. I believe every GM in the league would seriously consider Wemby for their top player in a deal, although not all would pull the trigger.
 
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The Spurs and Reggie Bullock have agreed to a contract buyout.

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Per reports, Draymond Green could miss several weeks with a sprained left ankle.

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Just listened to Dame's new song "Farewell"

Basically telling everyone he gave it his best - that he's leaving Portland better than he found it - thanking the fans and at the end he says "they the ones who chose another mission" clear shot at the org itself
 
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Jrue Holiday is being traded to the Celtics. Better the East than the West.

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