The 2019-2020 Around the NBA thread

Discussion in 'Phoenix Suns' started by Mainstreet, Aug 1, 2019.

  1. JCSunsfan

    JCSunsfan Registered User

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    That is an interesting question. Here is what I found.

    According to J.A. Adande, then of the Los Angeles Times, the entire plan was blown open when agents Eric Fleisher and Andrew Miller parted ways. Miller retained Smith and superstar teammate Kevin Garnett in the split, which prompted a lawsuit that led to the unearthing of many documents, including those detailing the Timberwolves’ illegal agreement with Smith.

    https://ftw.usatoday.com/2014/01/nba-joe-smith-illegal-contract-timberwolves

     
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    Thanks for finding that, it explains much.
     
  3. Mainstreet

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    Orlando picks up $12.3 million option on Markelle Fultz through the 2020-21 season.


     
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    That's a lot of money but it's also a no-brainer. He was the #1 overall pick for a reason and if they can get him to look like a lottery pick this year then that's a small price to pay to control his future because that 4th year option also gives them the ability to extend a qualifying offer after year 4, making him a restricted free agent. They've got 2 years to make it work now, which should also help give Fultz some confidence as far as Orlando is telling him they're willing to give him some time.
     
  6. Mainstreet

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    It looks like the Magic are committed to Fultz and their current roster. They need a star so I guess they are hoping he becomes one. They have some nice young players. The only real question is that Fultz has only played in 33 NBA games.
     
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    He looks more fluid in a lot of his workouts this year.
     
  8. Mainstreet

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    This is encouraging but we will see how Fultz looks when he plays some games.

    Three of the first four picks in the 2017 draft (Fultz (1), Ball (2) and Jackson (3) have not had careers as expected thus far.
     
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    He's doing full windmill dunks now, before it seemed like even 5-10ft shots were painful.
     
  10. Mainstreet

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    It's a low risk, high reward situation for the Magic. They didn't give up much in the trade with the 76ers. I'm guessing the protected OKC pick they gave up is not that good.

    It sounds like you are following Fultz.
     
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    Stephen Curry plans to play in the 2020 Olympics. This should be great news.

    https://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/27642127/curry-commits-olympics-plan
     
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    It's hard for Isaiah Thomas to catch a break.

    @ShamsCharania

    Washington Wizards guard Isaiah Thomas underwent surgery to repair a ligament in his left thumb and will be sidelined 6-to-8 weeks.

    9:41 AM - 18 Sep 2019
     
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    Report indicates Damian Lillard is also willing to play for the 2020 Olympic team.

    https://www.news.com.au/sport/ameri...s/news-story/0b370c2035a83e3e0538acae8da960e0
     
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    Lakers awarded a $1.75 million disabled player exception for DeMarcus Cousins.


    Shams Charania‏Verified account @ShamsCharania


    The Lakers have been granted a disabled player exception worth $1.75M from the NBA for the expected season-ending Achilles injury to DeMarcus Cousins, league sources tell @TheAthleticNBA @Stadium. It expires on March 10, 2020.

    5:02 PM - 18 Sep 2019

     
  15. Yuma

    Yuma Passed my 90 days! Thanks BigRedRage!

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    Sadly, when I saw the first line of your post, I was thinking the original Isaiah Thomas getting accused of sexual harrassment again. :(
     

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