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There seems to always be a turning point in a series....

If the Warriors win the next in Oakland and prevail in Toronto I would have to say the turning point was the Warriors down by 6 with under a minute left and how the splash brothers robbed them of the win and the championship

Whether this will ever happen remains yet to be seen as Toronto has a great team with Leonard poised to be MVP
 

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The Golden State Warriors, even without injured Kevin Durant, were listed as a consensus three-point favorite Tuesday to win Game 6 of the NBA Finals.

https://news.yahoo.com/warriors-slight-favorite-over-raptors-193312402.html

I was just refreshing my memory from the 2016 WCF. Warriors were down 1-3 against OKC which had KD, Westbrook and Ibaka. Warriors had Curry, Klay and Green with Iggy and Shaun off the bench. OKC was a very formidable foe (just like today's Raptors) but the Splash Brothers consistently scored big in the last 3 days to win the series. Can they do it again?
 

Steve Williams

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The Golden State Warriors, even without injured Kevin Durant, were listed as a consensus three-point favorite Tuesday to win Game 6 of the NBA Finals.

https://news.yahoo.com/warriors-slight-favorite-over-raptors-193312402.html

I was just refreshing my memory from the 2016 WCF. Warriors were down 1-3 against OKC which had KD, Westbrook and Ibaka. Warriors had Curry, Klay and Green with Iggy and Shaun off the bench. OKC was a very formidable foe (just like today's Raptors) but the Splash Brothers consistently scored big in the last 3 days to win the series. Can they do it again?
a 3 point favorite over the Raptors IMO means nothing. I think they need to be at least 10 point favorites for the odds to be meaningful as big leads have evaporated in a matter of seconds in every game


Tomorrow will be all out by both teams. Expect a slugfest and quite possibly the team with foul troubles could be the victim
 

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You can't put a "like" under that post Phil. It's sad
yup heard it earlier. Look at Cousins. Out for the entire season only to return to the team for the playoffs and although he had moments where he was great most of the time he looked rusty and out of shape. KD won't be back any time soon. Tough to see those things happen to any player as well as the effects it has on the team

KD might have to sit put with the Warriors this year unless he finds a team like the Warriors who hired Cousins for minimum contract

Sadly his value has gone down . Worst nightmare for a player
 
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You can't put a "like" under that post Phil. It's sad
yup heard it earlier. Look at Cousins. Out for the entire season only to return to the team for the playoffs and although he had moments where he was great most of the time he looked rusty and out of shape. KD won't be back any time soon. Tough to see those things happen to any player as well as the effects it has on the team

KD might have to sit put with the Warriors this year unless he finds a team like the Warriors who hired Cousins for minimum contract

Sadly his value has gone down . Worst nightmare for a player
That is so true, Steve. Agree with all you said. He hard reality is the whole year, he would not be allowed to do any grueling work outs, like Cousins, like Hayward, to looks like he added some pounds and was not the slasher he was in Utah, for the whole good season now with the Celtics. Good luck to KD.
 
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Kyrie Irving will not opt in to his player option, set to become free agent — report
https://www.foxsports.com.au/basket...t/news-story/1523872db8f092d8675eff7a0a46bafe

Celtics fans expected this. And the fan comments are all FOR him leaving. If even he negotiates a max contract with Ainge, it will just clog up the cap space. It was proven he wasn't a fit in the C's uniform. Good luck and thanks for the time, Kyrie.
 

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Kyrie Irving will not opt in to his player option, set to become free agent — report
https://www.foxsports.com.au/basket...t/news-story/1523872db8f092d8675eff7a0a46bafe

Celtics fans expected this. And the fan comments are all FOR him leaving. If even he negotiates a max contract with Ainge, it will just clog up the cap space. It was proven he wasn't a fit in the C's uniform. Good luck and thanks for the time, Kyrie.
Not really surprising news?

What will be surprising is where he lands. Has he made kissy face with the King and bowed the knee yet?
 

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How about this for news Phil?

Report: Lakers, Celtics each talking Anthony Davis deal with Pelicans
New Orleans reportedly is 'intent' on trading Davis before the NBA Draft
From NBA media reports


https://www.nba.com/article/2019/06/12/report-lakers-celtics-trade-talks-pelicans-anthony-davis
Steve, I read a report the other day that Vegas pegs the Lakers as having the best odds to land AD. And the Celtics are not even in the top 4. Now that Kyrie is all but packed up and leaving, it makes no sense to throw all the C's assets (including Tatum) for a 1 year rental in AD. But then again, we never know what Ainge will do.
 

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And Rich Paul declares:

Paul made it clear in the Sports Illustrated story that even if Boston does acquire Davis, they must be prepared to face the summer of 2020, too.

“They can trade for him, but it’ll be for one year,” Paul says. “I mean: If the Celtics traded for Anthony Davis, we would go there and we would abide by our contractual [obligations] and we would go into free agency in 2020. I’ve stated that to them. But in the event that he decides to walk away and you give away assets? Don’t blame Rich Paul.”
 
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Steve Williams

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And Rich Paul declares:

Paul made it clear in the Sports Illustrated story that even if Boston does acquire Davis, they must be prepared to face the summer of 2020, too.

“They can trade for him, but it’ll be for one year,” Paul says. “I mean: If the Celtics traded for Anthony Davis, we would go there and we would abide by our contractual [obligations] and we would go into free agency in 2020. I’ve stated that to them. But in the event that he decides to walk away and you give away assets? Don’t blame Rich Paul.”

I read that but Rich Paul hasn't deviated from what he said months ago that started this whole thing. He says AD will be a one year rental for the Celts and will never sign with them in 2020

The Lakers have the best on the table with
Ball
Ingram
First round fourth choice or a trade with another team that can better that 4th choice and can close the deal by July 6 but Celts can't even talk to AD until Kyrie is officially gone

Personally I'll miss Ingram but to get rid of Ball and the others would be a good thing. Rondo is a decent savvy point guard until they find a permanent one such as Kyrie
 

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I read that but Rich Paul hasn't deviated from what he said months ago that started this whole thing. He says AD will be a one year rental for the Celts and will never sign with them in 2020

The Lakers have the best on the table with
Ball
Ingram
First round fourth choice or a trade with another team that can better that 4th choice and can close the deal by July 6 but Celts can't even talk to AD until Kyrie is officially gone

Personally I'll miss Ingram but to get rid of Ball and the others would be a good thing. Rondo is a decent savvy point guard until they find a permanent one such as Kyrie
If LAL gets AD and Kyrie, they will be back in the title hunt.
 

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Isn't Ingram injured, blood clot in his shoulder? No one will want him unless he can pass a physical.

Dumping Ball is a good idea.

If I were the Pelicans I'd insist on Kuzma - very good player.

Would be fun to see how long LeBron and Kyrie could get along before it blows up again. ;)
 
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Pelicans will take the best deal. They don't care if Davis threatens to leave the Celtics after one year.

Were I the Celtics I'd figure a way to get Gordon Hayward in the package for Davis. Hasn't panned out with the Celtics.
 

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