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    07-22-2017, 04:16 PM
    Hicks replied to a thread Do you do it? in Indiana Pacers
    Sort of. I thought there's a way he can become an unrestricted free agent around then? Like what Greg Monroe did, I think?
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    07-22-2017, 02:06 PM
    Hicks replied to a thread Do you do it? in Indiana Pacers
    I'm not worried about Myles leaving in two years barring a BIZARRE turn of events by 2019. It's after he's well into his first big contract...
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    07-22-2017, 02:05 PM
    To be fair to Woj, he has a reputation for having excellent sources, and they are usually player agents.
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    07-22-2017, 02:03 PM
    I mean, I was hoping we would trade him in February, too, once the rumors heated up and the alleged returns sounded pretty nice, but I'd be lying if...
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    07-22-2017, 02:00 PM
    Easy to say July 22nd. What's going to happen in the next 1-2 years that you're equally sure of?
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    07-22-2017, 01:59 PM
    Sometimes. Sometimes what people think is smoke isn't really smoke, though.
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    07-22-2017, 01:57 PM
    I tend to agree because the team committed to them for X years but the player then gives them X minus Y years of service, screwing up their long term...
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    07-22-2017, 01:53 PM
    Didn't the trade boil down to Buddy Hield and a 2017 1st (which ended up being the 10th pick)? Are you high on those two, low on Oladipo and...
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    07-22-2017, 01:49 PM
    Maybe not, but there's a difference between "sort of close to equal value", which is theoretically what you get if you trade a top guy when he's not...
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    07-22-2017, 11:30 AM
    Relative to the idea that whatever we got back was going to be cents on the dollar, from that perspective, some of us are happy with what the Pacers...
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    07-22-2017, 10:44 AM
    *warning: speculation alert* Papa Stern would have 'nudged' his officiating crews into making sure there were enough playoff games to ensure the...
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    07-22-2017, 08:22 AM
    It seems crappy for the Pacers to ask him not to play for his country....
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    07-21-2017, 10:39 PM
    I can see what you're saying. I just don't think the Pacers, or probably most other teams, would ever let him set foot in training camp after this. ...
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    07-21-2017, 10:36 PM
    Hicks replied to a thread Do you do it? in Indiana Pacers
    It's also come out now that he initially requested a trade in June.
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    07-21-2017, 08:44 PM
    True. I'm just not envious of them because to finally get here they had to be bad for over a decade, get lucky with KAT being KAT, lucky that the...
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    07-21-2017, 08:39 PM
    The plan appears to be assembling as many guys right now as possible who, as Pritchard has put it, play 'hard, smart, together', while maintaining...
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    07-21-2017, 08:35 PM
    Also, as a random aside having to do with PG offers, if we could have gotten Gary Harris and the 13th pick, the word is we were high enough on Ike to...
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    07-21-2017, 08:33 PM
    The moment it came out that he was leaving next summer and specifically looking to sign with the Lakers, his trade value went down dramatically. ...
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    07-21-2017, 07:52 PM
    How many years has it been since Minnesota has even been in a playoff series? Let's not forget that part.
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    07-21-2017, 07:48 PM
    I wish they'd have traded him in February, too, but to be fair to them he was allegedly telling them in private that it was between staying here and...
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    07-21-2017, 07:44 PM
    Except that it's already reported that Kyrie initially asked to be traded in June before the draft, that we had a deal almost done that involved him,...
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    07-21-2017, 07:40 PM
    And he's still going to make over 100 million either way, right? That's my point. He's got so much money either way that it's almost inconceivable...
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    07-21-2017, 06:23 PM
    http://www.nba.com/article/2017/07/21/kyrie-irving-seeks-trade-cavaliers-chance-be-leader According to DA, Kyrie initially asked to be traded...
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    07-21-2017, 06:14 PM
    By the way, between Paul George and Kyrie, there's no reason to ever feel safe about keeping Myles Turner after his 7th-ish season, if he becomes a...
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    07-21-2017, 06:07 PM
    I'd be surprised if he's not traded within a month.
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    07-21-2017, 06:03 PM
    The thought crossed my mind, too. But that would be a pretty dry market, wouldn't it? I think most teams assume he's already out the door no matter...
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    07-21-2017, 06:01 PM
    Some of you guys are legitimately mad that Pritchard didn't wait until 3 weeks into free agency to trade Paul George, because a move nobody saw...
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    07-21-2017, 05:57 PM
    Nope. And it's not even that shocking, really. No matter where they go in the NBA, they're going to make several, SEVERAL millions of dollars...
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    07-21-2017, 05:54 PM
    Hicks replied to a thread Do you do it? in Indiana Pacers
    Yeah, if I believed Kyrie would re-sign with the Pacers then it'd be very hard to say no to this deal, but odds are he'd just leave. He currently...
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    07-21-2017, 05:50 PM
    Players want whatever it is that they want. I don't agree with the narrative that it's whiny. It's their life; if they want something other than...
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