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  1. Mainstreet

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    Reggie Jackson seems so much better than a buyout player. Some of these waivers are perplexing as to why a trade couldn't get done.

    Wonder if the Suns considered trading Tyler Johnson for him.
     
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    What would have been the point? Why would Detroit want Tyler? They are trimming salary and tanking and doing their player a solid by letting him go to a contender. I do not see how the Suns could have pushed their way into that scenario.
     
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    The Suns would have had to include a future second round pick and paid the difference in salary but I think it would have been doable if the Suns wanted Jackson.

    It's probably a matter the Suns didn't want to go this direction with a proven point guard in Rubio.
     
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    YEA total BS
     
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    Adrian Wojnarowski‏Verified account @wojespn


    Story filed to ESPN: After a brief and tumultuous tenure, John Beilein is leaving as Cleveland's coach. Associate HC JB Bickerstaff will be elevated to head coach. Beilein's expected to say goodbye to staff and players on Wednesday upon team's return from All-Star Break.

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    He's become one of the most fragile "superstars" in the league. Ever since he left Cleveland it seems he's in street clothes more than another team's uniform. He's a good player, when he plays, but the Nets might have been better off keeping Russell. D'Lo led them to the playoffs last year at least.

    I know Kyrie and KD were sort of package deal but they had a good young core to build on instead of paying half the salary cap to 2 players who have already established their legacies with titles they won elsewhere.
     
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    I do not think he is that good of a player, at least a winning player. Boston has been better without him, injured or gone as a FA.
     
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    The Nets are only marginally worse than they were last year and their record this season is actually better when Irving has been out.

    They're similar players. Both overrated, Russell more so. But Irving came with Durant. No brainer for the Nets.
     
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    And the Nets will have at least two more seasons of Irving's 33-36 million dollar contract with a player option for a third season for $36,503,300. Without Durant he might not see the need in risking further injury.
     
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    He didn't just start being injury prone either. I don't know about high school but he missed something like 18 games a season in Cleveland and was out for 26 games during his only college year. He is incredibly gifted but you can't count on him when he doesn't play and it's a tossup whether you can count on him when he does suit up.
     
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    Please say it isn't so. The Warriors are becoming the Suns West as they plan to sign Dragan Bender.

    I guess they liked Chriss enough so they said why not.

     
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    Now all the Warriors need is Josh Jackson.
     

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