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2016-2017 Around The NBA

Discussion in 'Around The NBA' started by RG, Jul 11, 2016.

  1. KI4MVP

    KI4MVP formerly LJ4MVP

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    Rose was listed as the starter tonight.
     
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  2. jking948

    jking948 All-Star

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    I've been saying this is imminent since before the season started, @ACisKING can verify.
     
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  3. gourimoko

    gourimoko Fighting the good fight!

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    So what happened?
     
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  6. redscoon

    redscoon NBA Starter

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    If it is some kind of emergency or personal matter, you just text or call a teammate, coach, front office member, etc.

    He got benched last game, but indications are that he was in the starting line up.

    Strange situation. Would seem that he is acting out against the team, but he was supposedly there for shoot around. If there was some kind of blow up there or afterwards, you would think somebody would have seen or heard it.
     
  7. gourimoko

    gourimoko Fighting the good fight!

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    Hypothetical follows...

    Let's say Rose is quitting on the Knicks..

    So... Derrick Rose is still on his Bulls extension from ages ago. He's in the last year of his deal with a $21M salary..

    Just a guess here but I'm thinking Rose has been paid for games played essentially.. I'm also thinking he's owed another $11.5M if that follows (44 games remaining)?

    So, let's say he gets a buyout in the next few weeks...

    Is this something we should be looking at similarly to Rondo?
     
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  8. jking948

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    I'd rather have Rose 10,000x more than I want Rondo. He's been fairly decent this season and can still drive-and-kick at a very good level. He also is playable against Golden State. So he's a better scorer and defender than Rondo, and frankly, almost as good of a facilitator. That should, a) tell you how far Rondo has fallen; and b) mean you want Rose more than Rondo.

    With that said, I don't know how likely this is, I still think Rose is tradeable for the Knicks.
     
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  10. gourimoko

    gourimoko Fighting the good fight!

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    Yes, very good points...

    But is Rose tradeable if he doesn't want to be traded?

    Knicks are lottery-bound most likely; and apparently, as you stated earlier, it seems the writings been on the wall with Rose/Jennings and if that's the direction Hornacek is going then... perhaps Rose will just say let's split the difference and I'm out.

    It's interesting to think about how this might play out...

    If Rose is available, then yes, I think the Cavs should make a push for him... but something tells me he has not realized yet that he's no longer a superstar. It must be tough, mentally, especially for someone his age.
     
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    If that were true, then why is the team acting as though they know nothing of the situation?

    Family stuff happens all the time.. Why on Earth would the Knicks pretend that they didn't know where he was or what he was doing?!
     
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    Yeah, this is all very true. One thing about Rose, while he is physically no longer a superstar, he is just as sharp mentally. He makes all the right reads and decisions during a game, the problem is, generally he does not have the athleticism to make said plays. I do believe that, given proper guidance, he can probably put together a 6MOTY season somewhere. I'd love for it to be in Cleveland but I have my doubts.
     
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    If he gets released and the Cavs get him I'm willing to negotiate on my "God hates Cleveland" position.
     
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    Folks on Twitter are saying it's something to do with his mother... Still, why not let the team know ahead of time; i.e. one member of the coaching staff and maybe a player?
     

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