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Discussion in 'New Jersey Devils' started by Emperoreddy, Jul 14, 2014.

  1. Bleedred

    Bleedred #freetheshootertutor

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    I'm going to laugh if Golden State blows it again. Weren't they up 3 games to 1 last year and then wound up losing the series? It would be a 3-0 blown lead this time. They'd have a true bond with the Sharks if that happened.

    I only remember what happened in the finals last year because it was a big deal about both the NBA finals and the NHL finals being in the Bay Area. And a couple of Sharks fans were saying things like ''We're gonna lose our series, but at least we'll be watching another local team win again, who actually know how to win something!'' and then they went kerplunk after that.:laugh:

    Honestly, I wanted the NBA finals to end in a sweep. **** both the NBA and the NHL for this over-suspenseful and momentum draining multiple days between games in both their finals.
     
  2. Emperoreddy

    Emperoreddy Show me what you got

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    NBA apparently saw all the bad calls in the Pens-Preds series and went all "...hold my beer"
     
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    it would have to be something monumental to blow this series. Cleveland would have to play like they did today, all series long.
     
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    Golden state slowly breaking away.
     
  5. NJDevs26

    NJDevs26 Back in the playoffs! #BoyleStrong

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    It's kind of hilarious to me that the series the entire NBA world was waiting nine months for turned out to be an utter dud.
     
  6. Emperoreddy

    Emperoreddy Show me what you got

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    Golden State is just too good. Durant is really damn good.
     
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    Golden state went 16-1 for a reason.
     
  8. R8NJ

    R8NJ 1-5-6-12

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    Heavy rumor that Sixers are trading for the number 1 pick. Josh Harris about to have the number 1 pick in two leagues lol
     
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    Emperoreddy Show me what you got

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    Lol the Nets. Should of been their pick.
     
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    R8NJ 1-5-6-12

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    wow Sixers get #1 for #3, and a protected 2018 Lakers 1st pick (if the celtics don't get it they get Sacremento's pick in 2019). And the protection is that the Celtics only get the Lakers pick in 2018 if it is picks 2, 3, 4, or 5.

    I remember the people on this board saying them trading MCW is a sign of cheapness from the owners but it has really paid off for them.
     
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    Emperoreddy Show me what you got

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    Wasn't cheapness of the owners. It was the tank strategy of the last GM.

    Current guy is making it work for him with a good deal
     
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    R8NJ 1-5-6-12

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    no there was definently some about them trading players like MCW before they get bog contracts. Anyway just look Hinkie is being praised by their fans -- he set them up really well without his trades that move could not have been made.
     
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    NJDevs26 Back in the playoffs! #BoyleStrong

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    Well for what...they're the Oilers of the NHL. Just keep getting #1's till you finally get a McDavid. Not sure this Fultz is a McDavid. And MCW had nothing to do with this trade, it was just a lame pick a guy with a first rounder then trade him for a first rounder when he's about to make money deal. They haven't even drafted the pick they got in that trade yet.

    Their tank is odious because it isn't just giving up one season the way the football Jets are doing now, this was giving up FOUR straight seasons and they'd probably still be doing it if the league didn't step in and force the GM out. I seriously doubt their fans are 'praising' the tank. This deal itself sure.
     
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    really? just go search up Hinkie on twitter. look on the flyers board or any board really.

    Hinkie won all his trades, Oilers lucked out with McDavid as a generational talent.

    MCW did have to do with this trade. He's the reason why they have that Lakers pick. The 2019 Sacramento pick came from taking cap dumps. Without that Sacramento trade they wouldn't even have the #3 pick to trade up for 1. The team is well-positioned huge part due to Hinkie and his trades. If they only tanked every year without doing much else sure you have a point but those trades have paid off for them idk how you can try to paint it in any other way.
     
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    another crazy trade in the NBA. Russell and Mozgov to the Nets for Brook Lopez and the 27th pick. Lakers clear out cap and Nets make up for a lost top pick.
     
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    As a Lakers fan I disliked this almost immediately but the more I thought about it makes a lot of sense for both teams. The Lakers get out of Mozgovs insane deal, get a serviceable big man, aquire another first, and free up cap space to after George. Nets get Russell who while young and inconsistent has all the tools to be a star in the league and a decent player in Mozgov. Makes sense all around if not a little premature and selling low from the Lakers.
     
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    NJDevs26 Back in the playoffs! #BoyleStrong

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    The NBA offseason is better than it's actual season :P
     
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    now dwight howard traded. crazy week in the nba and nhl
     
  19. New Jersey

    New Jersey Drink it in, maaaaaan.

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    surprised this thread is even bumped this high, considering how laughably irrelevant nyc area basketball has been for a decade now.

    both teams are dumpster fires of the most explosive proportions. to the point where i'm not even embarrassed to be a nets fan in relation to knicks fans.
     
  20. NJDevs26

    NJDevs26 Back in the playoffs! #BoyleStrong

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    lol Knicks...they pick up Phil's two year option, they let him run the draft THEN they fire him.
     
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    Cavs trade Kyrie to BOSTON for Isiah Thomas (on an expiring contract) and a bunch of other stuff including the Nets' 2018 first-round pick.

    This sport called the NBA offseason is better than the actual NBA :P
     
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    And the Knicks missed on him. Lol
     
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    What could the Knicks have possibly offered to top the Celtics deal? Porzingis, an unprotected 1 and ???
     
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    They apparently were trying to offer two firsts for weeks, but either Kyrie didn't want to go to NYC or Cleveland balked.

    I think Melo was also offered.
     
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