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I don't even know what to do with this. One of my teams is now a premier franchise  

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Aldridge reporting the buyout is done, but has no details on the money. Just goes to show you, when another organization is dumping a supposedly elite player, chances are that there's a pretty good, very real reason for it.

Good luck with Fat Melo, btw.

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Nice call, Fermat.

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As part of his buyout arrangement w/Nets, Deron Williams expected to get in the $25-to-$30 million range and then add Mavs deal on top of it

$25 is roughly half. Difference of less than $1 mil on the annual stretch payment. I'll be interested to see if there's any make-good from the Mavs on this. Hard to believe that the Nets would give DWill away unless something was coming back.

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Aldridge reporting the buyout is done, but has no details on the money. Just goes to show you, when another organization is dumping a supposedly elite player, chances are that there's a pretty good, very real reason for it.

Good luck with Fat Melo, btw.

 

Plus the Knicks dumped their first rounder for next year too. At least you guys can get rid of Johnson and really tank the **** out of things and it'll all be worth it and...awwwwwwww snap.

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$25 is roughly half. Difference of less than $1 mil on the annual stretch payment. I'll be interested to see if there's any make-good from the Mavs on this. Hard to believe that the Nets would give DWill away unless something was coming back.

 

Roughly half.

 

You sir, are on a roll today.

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Plus the Knicks dumped their first rounder for next year too. At least you guys can get rid of Johnson and really tank the **** out of things and it'll all be worth it and...awwwwwwww snap.

On the bright side, Ainge will blow the lottery pick, anyway.

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Crazy it ended for DWill like this. The Nets gave up a ton to get him and then made trades to please him giving up even more

Meh. They took their shot in a weak east and came up short. The Pierce/Garnett trade is the one that burns.

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Bargnani signing with Nets.

Weird. They just got under the luxury tax and I believe this squeaks them back over it. I'm guessing they'll try to give him Teletovic's minutes, but it doesn't make a whole lot of sense. Him and Lopez are the softest front line in the history of the sport.

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With The Russian cleaning house after Billy King did exactly what The Russian wanted, I was staggered by the summary of BK's moves:

During King's tenure with the Nets, the team traded 11 first-round picks (including Derrick Favors and swaps, but hey, at least they'd be able to buy second-rounders …), made four head-coaching changes (Avery Johnson, P.J. Carlesimo, Jason Kidd, Lionel Hollins) and spent $123.43 million in luxury taxes (including a league-record $90.57 million in 2013-14) in an effort to win now.

"Before he was hired in Brooklyn, Billy had a reputation of firing coaches, overpaying free agents and making false promises with blockbuster trades that left the organization in shambles," one NBA executive told ESPN.com. "And with a billionaire owner and a limitless war chest, Billy 2.0 with the Nets was that game plan on steroids."

http://espn.go.com/nba/story/_/id/14545999/billy-king-era-comes-merciful-end-brooklyn-nets

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With The Russian cleaning house after Billy King did exactly what The Russian wanted, I was staggered by the summary of BK's moves:

During King's tenure with the Nets, the team traded 11 first-round picks (including Derrick Favors and swaps, but hey, at least they'd be able to buy second-rounders …), made four head-coaching changes (Avery Johnson, P.J. Carlesimo, Jason Kidd, Lionel Hollins) and spent $123.43 million in luxury taxes (including a league-record $90.57 million in 2013-14) in an effort to win now.

"Before he was hired in Brooklyn, Billy had a reputation of firing coaches, overpaying free agents and making false promises with blockbuster trades that left the organization in shambles," one NBA executive told ESPN.com. "And with a billionaire owner and a limitless war chest, Billy 2.0 with the Nets was that game plan on steroids."

http://espn.go.com/nba/story/_/id/14545999/billy-king-era-comes-merciful-end-brooklyn-nets

King sucked, but he wasn't the driving force behind the Garnett-Pierce fleecing. That was Ainge butt****ing Prokhorov's envoy guy. Sounds like they're going to chase Calipari around and throw all their cap space at sh*tty free agents this offseason. If they dump Lopez, they have a shot at turning it around before 2024. If they keep fooling themselves into believing that Lopez is a building block, they'll continue to win 30 games a year until he perishes. 

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At a total loss how anyone looks at a great college coach like Calipari without grasping his sole talent of recruiting 18 year olds does nothing for an NBA team. Otherwise he's no better than any run of the mill retread NBA coach. Including the guy they just fired.

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At a total loss how anyone looks at a great college coach like Calipari without grasping his sole talent of recruiting 18 year olds does nothing for an NBA team. Otherwise he's no better than any run of the mill retread NBA coach. Including the guy they just fired.

He was definitely not good when he was Nets coachz his personality doesn't play with adults.

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