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  1. NYLion

    2019 Playoff Chase

    My point is for a team that is brutal on the road, having a road heavy schedule against anybody is a tough task, some are easy on paper but there's also a bunch of others that are pretty much automatic L's.. They play more road games than all the other teams in the "race" I believe so it's a tough schedule for this team IMO, or at least I wouldn't classify it as easy even compared to the others.
  2. NYLion

    2018-2019 In Season Moves and Rumors

    As @313DetroitCity said, it's a show of respect for a player who had been the face of that franchise for a decade. The timing is a bit odd but not unprecedented.
  3. NYLion

    2018-2019 In Season Moves and Rumors

    What did he say that was wrong? Gasol played a huge part in turning that franchise around and should have his number retired.
  4. NYLion

    2019 Playoff Chase

    Shouldn't the title be "2019 Turtle Derby"? I don't know how anybody can say this is an easy schedule when they have more road games than anybody else left including a killer West Coast trip which is a 1-3 at best and they could easily lose to the Suns, with another at OKC a bit later so that;'s 1-4 at best in that stretch of 5. This is a horrendous road team so they only make it in (as if it matters anyway) if 2 of the other teams collapse, which is entirely possible.
  5. NYLion

    2018-2019 In Season Moves and Rumors

    Or the Knicks could draft the franchise talent and sign Davis in a year or a couple of big ticket free agents in the meantime. It would be insanity to deal a teenage prospect the level of Zion who will be team controlled for years to a team that has very little leverage and considering the market for these types of deals in the recent past. Also, Boston is assuming all the risk in that deal so I have no idea why they would give up that much for a giant question mark. Toronto certainly didn't. The options are pretty thin for New Orleans.
  6. NYLion

    2018-2019 In Season Moves and Rumors

    I'm not sure why Tatum is considered so superior to Kuzma alone even. He's a very good player but the craze around him is a little weird. I'd be shocked, and you can quote me on this, if the Knicks trade that pick if they win the lottery. If they don't win the lottery and the pick is 3rd or 4th, I don't see how that plus DSJ is better than the Lakers package. I don't really see any surefire franchise players at the top of this draft outside of Zion. The Pelicans are going to be selling low on him if you consider the Lakers package to be selling low or the rumored Knicks offer of Porzingis+. Again, look at what Kawhi and PG13 returned and that's your baseline for a trade return (keep in mind that Oladipo was a bit of a disappointment at the time of trade).
  7. NYLion

    2018-2019 In Season Moves and Rumors

    Exactly. This isn't a black and white situation where teams see an elite player and will line up to the offer the moon. This is a player with one year left on his contract who requested a trade, has a very small list of preferred destinations and has created a circus surrounding him on top of all that. Kawhi, who is just as good a player if not better overall, in an almost identical situation returned a very good not great veteran player. Why would Davis return much more than that? How is his situation any different than Kawhi?
  8. NYLion

    2018-2019 In Season Moves and Rumors

    That's fair, I guess it's all just a matter of what one thinks about these players. I look at it this way, scoring can't be taught, you either have that ability or you don't so players like Kuzma and Ingram have that ability. Defense is something that can be learned, that's something that can be coached into players as it's more of an effort thing than anything else. Point being that these guys are very talented and ultimately, talent is what wins in the NBA so in the Pelicans case, they're getting two highly talented and now, proven, scorers and a kid with special vision even with the baggage he carries with him. I just can't see a team matching or exceeding that package and IMO, the Pelicans are looking for this fantasy package of at least one surefire franchise player coming back to them that more than likely won't be there in the offseason. It's possible that they see Tatum as the franchise player they want (I think he's a bit overhyped personally) but it's far from a guarantee that Boston will offer that package especially with the knowledge that they aren't on his short list of preferred destination. They might (likely) have to wind up settling for an underperforming young player with potential for more (like Oladipo) as the centerpiece or a high end young veteran who needs a change of scenery (like DeRozan) as was the case with the PG13 and Kawhi packages. They'll wish that they had taken the Lakers package IMO.
  9. NYLion

    2018-2019 In Season Moves and Rumors

    How isn't the Lakers package good? You've got two very young players averaging near 20ppg in their 2nd season, another who has the potential to be an elite playmaker and good defender (even with the Lavar factor and the poor shooting) and two 1st rounders. I'm just not understanding how that's not a very good package and how it can possibly be topped for one year of AD added on top of the fact that his preferred destination list is small and has come off looking like a malcontent since. Who's going to top that package? What did you have in mind that would be a better package?
  10. NYLion

    2018-2019 In Season Moves and Rumors

    I actually think he did them a favor by making the trade request prior to the deadline. You'd think that having AD for 2 playoff runs is a good deal more valuable than AD for just one full season. The problem with the timing is that this got leaked so close to the deadline so there wasn't much time for the team to assess their options. I'd have to think that the Pelicans aren't going to get a package as attractive as the Lakers offer in the summer. Holding out for the Tatum+++ package could very well come back to bite them in the rear.
  11. NYLion

    2018-2019 In Season Moves and Rumors

    Agreed completely. I always thought that Davis was a high character guy but he's coming off looking real bad in this situation. I get why he requested the trade because, lets be honest, who can blame him considering how incompetent that organization is but the timing of the trade request and him acting like a petulant child after the trade deadline just makes him look like a real malcontent. His talent is off the charts so it won't sour teams on pursuing but if I was GM and the Pelicans asked for a kings ransom for this guy, I'd have reservations about this guy being the guy to lead my team for the next 5+ years. If I was the Celtics, I wouldn't give up Tatum+++ for him especially since him and his daddy said that the Celtics are evil monsters who traded away a seriously injured 30+ year old, due for a big contract IT. Those big meanies, how dare they?
  12. NYLion

    Game 55: Wizards @ Pistons

    Shows how sad the east is. The 1st round is pretty much a foregone conclusion in the east unless Indiana finishes top 3 and even they would be a huge favourite against one of the bottom 3. I'm still having a hard time envisioning them making the playoffs. They have a ton of road games left and haven't had the killer west coast trip yet.
  13. NYLion

    Game 55: Wizards @ Pistons

    If the Pistons never become a Championship contender again in my lifetime, I'd be fine with it. I've already experienced two different dynasties in my relatively short life thus far (was only in my 20s for the Going to Work era) so I had already filled my Pistons fan quota at an early age. The Lions on the other hand..... Sheesh, at least give me more than one damn playoff win in my lifetime.
  14. NYLion

    Game 54: Knicks @ Pistons

    First full game that I've watched in a while. Why does Brown play so much? He sucks right now
  15. NYLion

    2018-2019 In Season Moves and Rumors

    Yep, only a year and he and his daddy made it quite obvious that he doesn't want to sign there. This isn't a PG13 or Kawhi situation where they clearly stated that they didn't want to play at those locations. This is Ainge's ego at work thinking he can persuade Davis. I don't think the small chance that he signs there is worth the enormous risk of giving up all that value.
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