As expected. Never bought for 1 second that he was going to Phoenix. But damn that Spurs team may win more games than the Warriors did this year. And look at all the talent in the Southwest division, it's ridiculous.... Harden, Beverley, Ariza, Howard, M. Gasol, Randolph, Conley, J. Green, Parsons, W. Matthews, Dirk, D. Jordan, A. Davis, Holiday, Gordon, T. Evans, Ginobili, Duncan, Leonard, Parker, Aldridge
FINALLY a freaking good free agent comes here!! LETS GOOO And for people confused about why he choose Dallas, here are the main reasons... -Him and CP3 didn't get along -He wanted a bigger role on offense and the Mavs promised him that in their pitch -He's from Texas, huge Cowboy fan And for everyone saying Jordan needs the Clippers and CP3 to be good... DeAndre Jordan's stats without Blake Griffin (2014-15): 14.9ppg 18.5rpg (15 games) DeAndre Jordan's stats without Chris Paul (2013-14): 11.2ppg 15rpg (18 games) Then people say that the Mavericks have nobody to throw him alley-oops... but last season before the Rondo trade, the Mavericks and Clippers were the top 2 teams in dunks... most of ours coming from alley oops to Tyson Chandler and Brandan Wright mostly from Harris and Barea, who are great pick-and-roll players who'll both probably be back with Dallas next year. Just to be clear, yes I think the Clippers are the better team and would be his best chance to get a ring this coming season. But next season when the cap sky-rockets, the Mavs are gonna be able to sign another max player... preferably a point guard. And a roster consisting of Wes Matthews, Parsons, Dirk and Jordan is pretty attractive. So it's a two year plan.
Can't blame him haha. That franchise is a mess. I really like the fit for Mudiay in Denver. He's great in transition and playing a fast pace style which the Nuggets like to do. Hopefully they don't go into full tank mode and trade Ty/Chandler/Gallo/Faried. I mean they will probably end up trading Lawson but I hope they keep that little core together so Mudiay can develop with some quality players around him.
Because the Hawks will probably lose Carroll and maybe Milsap... also because I just think their whole season was a fluke. And then I think the Bucks will sign a good free agent to take them to the next level, along with Jabari Parker coming back.
If Tim Duncan doesn't get a standing ovation in his last game then something is wrong with the world... But here are mine: -Spurs get back to the Finals -Mudiay wins ROTY -Wade leaves Miami -The T-Wolves win 30-35 games (kinda bold considering they won 16 this year) -The Jazz compete for a playoff spot (but fall just short) -Cousins is traded to the Lakers and Kobe comes close to murdering him on live television during a game -The Hawks won't be a top 5 seed in the East -The Rockets won't be a top 5 seed in the West (unless they somehow get Aldridge or Love) -The Bucks will be a top 4 seed in the East
Wonder if the Bulls would even consider not matching any offer for Butler. Maybe if he makes it clear that he doesn't want to be there and basically forces his way out. Hard to imagine that happening though.