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    Quote Originally Posted by Kingspoint View Post
    From Dave Deckard of Blazersedge.com...
    Something no one has mentioned yet is that San Antonio can offer LA serious cash with no income tax. Oregon's income tax rate is one of the highest in the league.

    When you're talking about money this high, that makes a huge difference.

    Is it enough to change the calculus (on a strictly financial level) for Aldridge?

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    From Rotoworld w/ Rotoworld comments:

    Unrestricted free agent LaMarcus Aldridge was "floored in a good way" with the Rockets' analytics.

    A lot of folks don't quite understand what analytics exactly mean and perhaps no person is more associated with analytics to help build a team than general manager Daryl Morey. The Rockets are going to have to move some pieces around -- Terrence Jones for sure -- in order to hand LMA.


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    Terrance Jones went to Jefferson HS in Portland here, and I'd love to have him as a Blazer. Hate the idea of him being a Rocket, but if we could get Terrance Jones in a sign-and-trade, I'd love to have that as compensation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bourgeois Zee View Post
    Something no one has mentioned yet is that San Antonio can offer LA serious cash with no income tax. Oregon's income tax rate is one of the highest in the league.

    When you're talking about money this high, that makes a huge difference.

    Is it enough to change the calculus (on a strictly financial level) for Aldridge?
    Perhaps, yet he has a visit set up with Toronto, the hell-hole of Free Agency when it comes to money. And, yes....the State of Oregon (and specifically, Portland) has been run by a bunch of Democratic buffoons for decades who have made Oregon the 49th state, worsened only by Hawaii, for best places to retire according to Forbes Magazine. Oregon can't keep businesses in the State, they lost 80% of their Port of Portland imports recently (now everything must arrive by truck or rail), they have the highest cost of food in the 48 mainland states, even though they have tons of farms that grow the food, and they have the worst taxes of the 48 states. Oregon is a terrible destination and place to live if you want to earn any money for yourself, your family and your future family. But, it's beautiful, so a lot of people put up with it (or they're too stoned to notice as it became legal today to smoke pot recreationally.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bourgeois Zee View Post
    Lillard, McCollum, Henderson, Aminu, and Plumlee would be the lineup I'd go with in small ball. Unless, of course, Vonleh proves something over the next few months.
    That could also be the best option, but there needs to be another passer in that group and Henderson would have to be replaced by someone who can pass the ball better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kingspoint View Post
    As of right now, this is the lineup I see in Portland...

    Lillard/McCollum/Frazier/Diez
    Henderson/McCollum/Connaughton
    Aminu/Henderson/Crabbe
    Monroe/Leonard/Vonleh
    Plumlee/Kaman/Leonard

    While the Starters are a big downgrade (though still not bad), the bench is a major improvement, going from worst in the NBA the last two seasons to middle-of-the-road w/ McCollum, Leonard, Kaman (and unnamed player to be added later) as the first four off of the bench. Vonleh's minutes will be reduced, but he'll get developed. He's only 19. That is one really, really young ballclub.

    That's 13 players with one more player left to sign (Olshey likes the extra roster spot for flexibility). The hope is that one player is Aldridge, then Monroe would move to Center. If not Aldridge, I have no idea who, but maybe throw a contract at RFA Enes Kanter and make OKC match. Lot's of options for Olshey.
    If they get Monroe and then Aldridge, then they'd have to be right back where they were before Matthews got injured....Top-4 in the West.

    Lillard/McCollum/Frazier/Diez
    Henderson/McCollum/Connaughton
    Aminu/Henderson/Crabbe
    Aldridge/Leonard/Vonleh
    Monroe/Plumlee/Kaman/Leonard

    A formidable Starting-5 with a very deep bench.
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    From Rotoworld w/ Rotoworld comments:

    Paul Millsap has agreed to a three-year, $59 million deal to stay with the Hawks.

    It's likely a three-year deal with the a player option for the third year. Millsap signing a deal is a big domino to fall here, so there are likely going to be some lesser power forwards agreeing to deals now. Millsap was wonderful with the Hawks last year and is great in their system, so look for him in the second round of drafts.

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    From Rotoworld w/ Rotoworld comments:

    The Cavs and Iman Shumpert have agreed on a four-year, $40 million deal with a player option on the last year.

    Owner Dan Gilbert is spending some serious dough today. Shumpert was expected to meet with other teams, but the Cavs just put up an offer he couldn't refuse. He was abysmal in the playoffs, making just 36.0 percent from the field. He won't be a fantasy option in most leagues.

    Source: Alex Kennedy on Twitter

    So, that's Love, Thompson and Shumpert.
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    The Pelicans and Omer Asik have agreed on a five-year, $60 million deal.

    Holy cow. It's the last deal of a wild day and it is perhaps one of worst buys. Asik wasn't a great fit next to Anthony Davis, but maybe coach Alvin Gentry can turn him around. The Pelicans have spent $200 million on the players that figure to get almost all of their center minutes this year. Asik isn't worth drafting in most leagues.
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    From Rotoworld w/ Rotoworld comments:

    Draymond Green and the Warriors have agreed on a five-year, $85 million deal.

    There was no way any team had a chance to pry Draymond Green away from the Warriors. He will continue to get minutes at center and should have even more playing time next season. The Warriors are expected to try and deal David Lee, but that won't affect Green's playing time. He's a top-25 pick in fantasy leagues? Yeah.

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    Re: 2015-16 NBA Season

    The Sacramento Kings are making changes, everybody. Jason Thompson has spent the first seven years of his career with the franchise, and now that era is reportedly over. He's headed to the Philadelphia 76ers alongside Carl Landry and -- seriously -- 2014 first-round pick Nik Stauskas, according to Yahoo Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski. In exchange, the Sixers are sending back "the rights to overseas players," and we're not talking about Dario Saric here. This is a salary dump.

    Oh, and by the way, Philadelphia will receive a protected first-round pick from Sacramento, plus the right to swap picks in the first round of two other drafts, per Grantland's Zach Lowe. Sixers general manager Sam Hinkie was quiet on draft night, but he just made up for it.

    Why exactly would the Kings do this? They're chasing free agents, of course. Who wouldn't want to play for this franchise?
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    Don't get that deal at all.

    Landry and Thompson are next to useless, but Stauskas AND a 1st rounder AND the right to switch... twice?!

    I hate liking the Kings.

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    Re: 2015-16 NBA Season

    Adrian Wojnarowski ‏@WojYahooNBA 27m27 minutes ago
    Greg Monroe will sign a three-year, $50M deal with the Bucks, including the player option on the final year, sources tell Yahoo.
    I dont care, Votto said of passing his friend and former teammate. Hes in the past. Bye-bye, Jay.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bourgeois Zee View Post
    Don't get that deal at all.

    Landry and Thompson are next to useless, but Stauskas AND a 1st rounder AND the right to switch... twice?!

    I hate liking the Kings.
    Vlade doing some more flopping.
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    The Nets fan in me doesn't know why the they just signed Shane Larkin, but the Reds fan in me loves it.
    I dont care, Votto said of passing his friend and former teammate. Hes in the past. Bye-bye, Jay.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kingspoint View Post
    If they get Monroe and then Aldridge, then they'd have to be right back where they were before Matthews got injured....Top-4 in the West.

    Lillard/McCollum/Frazier/Diez
    Henderson/McCollum/Connaughton
    Aminu/Henderson/Crabbe
    Aldridge/Leonard/Vonleh
    Monroe/Plumlee/Kaman/Leonard

    A formidable Starting-5 with a very deep bench.
    The Blazers went South fast.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kingspoint View Post
    The Blazers went South fast.
    What do you figure the starting 5 is right now, Lillard/Henderson/Aminu/Davis/Plumlee?
    I dont care, Votto said of passing his friend and former teammate. Hes in the past. Bye-bye, Jay.


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