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Golden State will be one of the intriguing stories of the year.  They still have Steph and Draymond and a top 3 coach in Kerr along with Pop and Spo.  Steph is in the media warning everyone that he’s been ignited by the naysayers. 

Steph’s legacy can be impacted by how he carries them. He’s a brilliant shooter and a hall of famer.  He really can help his resume by leading this squad to 50 wins. 

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14 hours ago, BobSaccamanno said:

Golden State will be one of the intriguing stories of the year.  They still have Steph and Draymond and a top 3 coach in Kerr along with Pop and Spo.  Steph is in the media warning everyone that he’s been ignited by the naysayers. 

Steph’s legacy can be impacted by how he carries them. He’s a brilliant shooter and a hall of famer.  He really can help his resume by leading this squad to 50 wins. s 

Steph is one of the game's best all-time shooters and lead guards. That said, with Klay's really unfortunate injury, I think GS's time has come and gone. Steph said some of the same things last year before his season-ending injury. The team doesn't have the pieces any more, and Draymond was exposed for what he really is -- a strong complimentary player who needs guys like Klay et al. on the perimeter in order to play to his game. Without them, he's average. 

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15 hours ago, BobSaccamanno said:

Golden State will be one of the intriguing stories of the year.  They still have Steph and Draymond and a top 3 coach in Kerr along with Pop and Spo.  Steph is in the media warning everyone that he’s been ignited by the naysayers. 

Steph’s legacy can be impacted by how he carries them. He’s a brilliant shooter and a hall of famer.  He really can help his resume by leading this squad to 50 wins. 

Oubre will be a great pickup I think. That said they need to move Wiggins and maybe their 9 million exception to bring in another star or veteran to be anything more than a 7-8 seed. I think with Klays injury they will keep the Minnesota pick. Very good chance it still ends up a lottery pick and next years draft is full of great wings that can help offset the inevitable decline that will come with all of Klays injuries and age.

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1 hour ago, KoB2011 said:

Well that seems like a Boston publication that thinks this may be a bad one for Ainge 🙃

 

1 hour ago, IU Scott said:

Saw another article where a national guy thought the Celtics should have taken the offer as well.

Zach Lowe said on his podcast that the Celtics and Ainge were never that high on Myles Turner and also weren't high on adding the remainder of his $80M contract to the books. Lowe said that in the event the Celtics did work something out with Indiana, they already were scoping the market to flip him. 

If Ainge was super high on Turner he would have taken that deal and this would be done. But I said this earlier in the thread, the way everything went down it tells me Ainge never really wanted Turner that much and they felt they had no need for McDermott, so to get a deal done was going to take more. 

It is true, there are a lot of Celtics fans and some media that think Ainge failed miserably here. I think that is mostly people that are just looking at this from the surface and not digging into the details. There is a ton of detail in this. I'm not saying Turner is bad or anything, but it does seems the market on him isn't great, and I'd say with a much cheaper and shorter deal, the Celtics actually made out better with Thompson/Teague over Turner/McDermott. 

https://www.cbssports.com/nba/news/gordon-hayward-myles-turner-and-the-celtics-failed-sign-and-trade-that-could-end-up-being-a-big-mistake/

I think at the end of the day, the Celtics didn't love Turner and really didn't love his contract, considering they have Tatum, Brown, Smart and Kemba all locked up for big money long term. Thompson brings some things on the court that Turner doesn't, and he brings a much, much more flexible contract.  

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IMO it comes down to how Turner has been eaten up by the best bigs in the league. Bam ate his lunch...Embid kills him....now he is a good help defender and he definitely can help space the offense with his shooting. His contract isn’t bad for what he is honestly...but if you are a team over the cap every $ is magnified. Thompson gives you much better rebounding and gets a lot of garbage hustle points. Doesn’t need the ball. That said he doesn’t space the floor and I’m not sure he is much a danger in pick in roll. It’s obvious Ainge doesn’t love Myles...or the deal would have gotten done...Danny loves him some 1st rd picks.

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