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Even though Crowder wasn’t playing we traded 3 wings for 1. You saw what Denver’s defense did to us essentially forcing Okogie/Warren/Ross/Craig to go 8/42 from 3 that series. If we would’ve had Cam to pose a legitimate threat things might’ve been different. The whole bizarre Crowder saga kinda gets lost in everything now. The last two and soon to be three seasons will have been completely butchered.

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Its very interesting which one KD is.
 

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We were a year removed from the finals. We were contenders. Maybe we weren't favorites but we most definitely were in the hunt, and young with a ton of assets.
No we weren’t. Not with the current iteration of Paul and Ayton. That time had come and gone.
 

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the fallacy here is that we still had a window. we were 26-25 when the trade was made and despite having a nice 7-3 run right before the trade, we were trending down long-term because the reality is that our leader/superstar was CP3 and the second he was cooked, so was our window. Especially seeing how much a dog Ayton would become.

Reality is you can't build around Booker unless you bring in an Alpha better than him who can actually control an entire game. We saw that pre-CP3 and we're seeing it post CP3... even with a HOFer next to him.
Borg
 

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I made up nothing. You started this, again, by chiming in and saying....



And since they had just been to the Finals a year and a half earlier, had all of their key players locked in, and all of their future picks available to them they didn't need to go all in on a very shortsighted move that didn't help them get closer to a championship. But I guess I'm the one looking into a crystal ball, right? You're the one who made the claim that the team that won the Western Conference a year prior was going nowhere and a move HAD to be made.
Dude it was going nowhere as constructed.
 

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Dude it was going nowhere as constructed.

Maybe we weren't. We don't know. What we do know is we were a half season removed from setting a franchise record for wins. Paul did need replaced but instead of doing that or replacing Ayton we sent off 2 really good young pieces for Chris Paul 2.0 in Durant. Bringing in another 35+ year old to barely keep the window open was a huge mistake. We're no better now than we were when we made the trade. KD didn't fill a hole, he created holes because of what all had to sacrificed.
 

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IDK, with all the new parts, new coaches, the Western Conference getting tougher, may expectations were always sixth seed. I feel we avoid the play in, and if healthy we have a punchers chance against any team.
 

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