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    Yesterday, 11:25 AM
    LA_33 replied to a thread The offseason. in Timberwolves Central
    "Technically possible" just isn't the same as "in any realisitic scenario", and the later should be taken as the obvious context of "this is the...
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    Yesterday, 11:19 AM
    LA_33 replied to a thread The offseason. in Timberwolves Central
    It's technically possible for a team to trade away every player on their roster and have like $90m in cap space. That's not realistic enough to be...
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    04-27-2017, 09:46 PM
    LA_33 replied to a thread The offseason. in Timberwolves Central
    It's not "clearly wrong". Having to move out a $15m salary, not sign literally anyone for more than one year this summer, assume that the 2018 1st...
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    04-26-2017, 11:21 AM
    LA_33 replied to a thread The offseason. in Timberwolves Central
    Working backwards, I think Wiggins needs to be playing primarily SG right now to maximize his impact at both ends over the next couple years. LaVine...
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    04-26-2017, 09:03 AM
    LA_33 replied to a thread The offseason. in Timberwolves Central
    Yeah, I've watched most of Sullinger's career on a nigh-to-night basis, and while he does some good things, he was never healthy last year and will...
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    04-25-2017, 03:50 PM
    LA_33 replied to a thread The offseason. in Timberwolves Central
    Yup. The extreme version of this is that veteran players often view teams having high draft picks in the future as a negative, because they...
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    04-25-2017, 03:28 PM
    LA_33 replied to a thread The offseason. in Timberwolves Central
    Weather and taxes are factors, but they can definitely be overcome. He's not even starting now, but Milwaukee signed a max FA who had offers from...
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    04-25-2017, 10:40 AM
    LA_33 replied to a thread The offseason. in Timberwolves Central
    if you're looking at a projection that shows only $18m in space for Boston, they're making assumptions about keeping cap holds and/or non-guaranteed...
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    04-25-2017, 10:01 AM
    8 of that top 11, meaning everyone except Curry, Durant, and who? I'd be surprised if it's more than 6. I think the two Warriors guys, CP3, and...
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    04-25-2017, 08:17 AM
    LA_33 replied to a thread The offseason. in Timberwolves Central
    Yeah, if the biggest question (in my mind) about Millsap is whether he'd come to Minnesota, even though he's eligible for almost $5m more annually...
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    04-25-2017, 08:04 AM
    If Hayward stays, Ingles might be gettable, but I'm far from certain that Hayward is going to stay, and if he leaves, they're going to match anything...
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    04-24-2017, 05:49 PM
    I haven't seen the RealGM projection or what they assumed, but the assumptions can matter a LOT. The space a team CAN create is often very different...
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    04-24-2017, 12:50 PM
    On balance, yes, I think FAs are going to get paid in line with last year, because while it will be less of a sellers market, the cap is also going...
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    04-24-2017, 09:38 AM
    You're obviously giving up the cap room, but I doubt Tucker is leaving a really good team in Toronto to sign with the Wolves for a remotely...
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    04-20-2017, 01:39 PM
    LA_33 replied to a thread The offseason. in Timberwolves Central
    Sure, the record is what it it, but it's only one potential interpretation to primarily blame the coaching for that (or at minimum, claim that a poor...
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    04-19-2017, 10:13 AM
    LA_33 replied to a thread The offseason. in Timberwolves Central
    If you're going to keep repeating this, I'll keep repeating that youth rarely defends at a high level in the NBA (or thus, win), and that an...
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    04-18-2017, 04:44 PM
    My guess is that they'd prefer/pay a higher price for George, even on the shorter contract. He's more proven as that kind of true franchise-carrying...
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    04-18-2017, 04:34 PM
    "Maybe a series" is still selling him short, IMO (they won two series two year in a row the last time has was playing like he has over the past month...
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    04-18-2017, 03:16 PM
    That's different goal posts than in your original comment that I was specifically responding to, but OK. I still think he's a freaking monster,...
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    04-18-2017, 02:26 PM
    LA_33 replied to a thread Coin flip day. in Timberwolves Central
    Wolves reported win drawing with Knicks, default to #6 draft position, and receive "first half" of the evenly divided 6/7 lotto combos. (Now of...
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    04-18-2017, 01:00 PM
    If they keep the pick, I really like Jackson for Boston. But the current consensus among draftniks with real sources seems to be that Fultz is the...
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    04-18-2017, 12:48 PM
    Paul George was the best player on two Conference Finals teams. The Hibbert/West frontcourt was excellent, too, but they were complementary scorers...
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    04-18-2017, 11:04 AM
    LA_33 replied to a thread Coin flip day. in Timberwolves Central
    If Jackson is going to give Melo away (which is the only way he's moving him, given those ridiculous comments last week), I'm not sure anything would...
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    04-18-2017, 09:53 AM
    George is definitely an A-hole, and calling out teammates after a loss, even when it's relatively constructive criticism, isn't a great look as a...
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    04-17-2017, 12:04 PM
    This all makes sense, but I still think the "strategy/operations/tactics" framework, especially listed in that order, doesn't reflect how NBA...
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    04-14-2017, 09:18 PM
    Amir is solid, and I think he'd fit pretty well with the Wolves. He's not a pure PF and probably shouldn't be asked to chase perimeter 4s around for...
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    04-14-2017, 10:24 AM
    Of course this is subjective. But that goes both ways, and it seems like what you're trying to do assumes that team comparisons are more objective...
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    04-13-2017, 08:49 PM
    I can't imagine Millsap choosing the Wolves (although they should definitely go after him) even if they wanted to give him 4 years at the full $35m...
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    04-13-2017, 12:01 PM
    Griffin is a FA this summer.
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    04-13-2017, 10:48 AM
    The Cavs lost a TON of games to injury for important depth pieces (JR missed most of the year, Love missed two months, Thompson out now as they've...
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