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    Hope he gets a good opportunity. He was a solid teammate and had some great stretches for us. I'm definitely a fan.

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    I could see him landing in Washington. They had interest previously and could use scoring off the bench.

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    lol



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    lol



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    http://nba.nbcsports.com/2017/09/05/...arvey-victims/

    Former Rocket Tracy McGrady hosted barbecue for 800 Harvey victims


    Tracy McGrady is one of the greatest players in Rockets history. He loved the city, and after his playing days he retired in the greater Houston area.

    Which means he felt the wrath of hurricane Harvey, which has devastated the region. On Labor Day weekend, McGrady did what he could to help out some of those feeling the brunt of the storm, reports the Washington Post.

    The ex-NBA player, who now lives in the Houston suburbs, made things just a little better for people living in Houston’s heavily flooded Third Ward and Sunnyside neighborhoods when he and his wife, CleRenda, decided to host a Labor Day barbecue for them…

    “We wanted to be able to give back,” CleRenda McGrady, who works as a life coach at Project P.U.S.H., told the Houston Chronicle on Monday…

    “There are a lot of Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. What was important to us was to serve an area that already needed an extra boost,” CleRenda McGrady continued. “That’s why we decided to come to this particular area: to show them some extra love. Labor Day is all about barbecue, so we wanted to bring the barbecue to them.”

    Well done McGrady.

    For the record, McGrady and his wife live in an area of high ground on a hill and did not suffer much damage from the storm

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    Report: Hawks center Miles Plumlee arrested for marijuana possession in New York



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    Atlanta Hawks big man Miles Plumlee was arrested late last month for criminal possession of marijuana in Shelter Island, New York, according to NBA columnist and Shelter Island resident Peter Vecsey.

    Sure enough, police records from the Shelter Island Reporter indicated Miles C. Plumlee, 28, of Mequon, Wisconsin, was “arrested and issued a field appearance ticket for criminal possession of marijuana in the fifth degree and posted $100 cash bail” on Aug. 20. The Hawks forward’s full name is Miles Christian Plumlee. He turned 29 on Sept. 1 and lived in Mequon while playing for the Milwaukee Bucks.

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    Plumlee’s alleged violation in New York is defined as public consumption of marijuana in any amount or possession of the substance between 25 grams and two ounces. It is considered a class B misdemeanor and punishable by up to three months in jail. Mere possession of less than 25 grams, out of public view, is decriminalized in the state and punishable by no more than $100. Recreational marijuana use remains illegal in New York three years after the state legalized it for medical use.

    Plumlee’s arrest in the Long Island town of around 2,500 people went unreported for two weeks. By contrast, the arrest of Sacramento Kings forward Zach Randolph in Los Angeles early last month made national news almost immediately. The 36-year-old Randolph was initially charged with felony possession of marijuana with intent to sell when police reportedly “found a large crowd of people smoking, playing loud music and blocking the roadway” in the city’s Nickerson Gardens area.

    Prosecutors later limited the charges against Randolph to misdemeanor marijuana possession and resisting arrest, according to the Associated Press. The former Memphis Grizzlies standout allegedly possessed “more than 28.5 grams of marijuana or more than four grams of concentrated cannabis or both,” court records said. California residents voted to legalize recreational marijuana this past November, allowing adults over the age of 21 to transport less than an ounce of marijuana.

    The NBA’s collective bargaining agreement includes marijuana in its list of banned substances. Players are subject to the league’s marijuana treatment program following their first violation of the league’s substance abuse policy, which can include a positive test, “adjudged” possession or a conviction. Second and third violations can result in a $25,000 fine and five-game suspension, respectively.

    In recent months, NBA commissioner Adam Silver said there is no pressing need to change league rules regarding marijuana use, although the subject of medical marijuana is of particular intrigue.

    Plumlee is on his fourth NBA team in two years and third since February. After signing him to a four-year, $52 million contract last offseason, the Bucks traded the 6-foot-11, 250-pound center to the Charlotte Hornets for Spencer Hawes and Roy Hibbert before the trade deadline. Milwaukee has since waived Hawes and Hibbert. The Hornets then dealt Plumlee along with Marco Belinelli to the Atlanta Hawks for former All-Star Dwight Howard and a second-round pick swap before the draft in June.

    Plumlee’s younger brother Mason currently plays for the Denver Nuggets, and their younger brother Marshall played 21 games for the New York Knicks last season. They became the first sibling triumvirate to play in the NBA at the same time since Brent, Drew and Jon Barry did it from 1997-2000.

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    News! News! Stocking the Mad Ants.






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    Woj says the league's pursuing draft lotto reform to prevent tanking and it could be in place this coming season

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    Woj says the league's pursuing draft lotto reform to prevent tanking and it could be in place this coming season

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    I suspect it will be to put teams on a rotating basis for the #1 pick. Just as the Pacers get bad they'll get shoved to the back of the line. I would imagine Cleveland or LA will be first on the list.
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    Woj says the league's pursuing draft lotto reform to prevent tanking and it could be in place this coming season

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    According to this article from Adrian Wojonorwski via ESPN:

    http://abcnews.go.com/Sports/reform-...ry?id=49686572

    The National Basketball Association is aggressively pursuing draft lottery reform that could be voted into legislation before the start of the 2017-18 season, league sources told ESPN.

    Commissioner Adam Silver is a strong advocate to de-incentivize tanking by implementing lower odds on the NBA's worst teams to gain the top picks in the draft, league sources said.

    The proposed measures would also increase the chances of better teams making a jump up into the draft lottery. The NBA's 14 non-playoff teams compromise the league's annual draft lottery system.

    If passed, the lottery reform would be phased into use over time, and there's no indication that the 2018 NBA draft would fall under new legislation, league sources said.

    The NBA's Competition Committee, comprised of several general managers and coaches, is expected to vote at a meeting next week on sending a formal recommendation to the board of governors for final passage, league sources said.

    The Competition Committee is given significant latitude to challenge and amend the league office's proposals, and thus, could recommend none, part, or all of a proposal for the league owners to vote upon at its late September board of governors meeting in New York.

    Presently, the NBA team with the worst record can drop no lower than No. 4 from No. 1, but the NBA's currently proposed legislation could allow that team to drop from first to fifth in the lottery, league sources said. This would include a domino effect through the lottery, where the second-worst record presently dropping no lower than fourth, could fall to sixth. Then, the No. 3 team could drop as far as seven, and on down, league sources said.

    Currently, the teams with the three worst records have an ascending chance of winning the No. 1 pick, including (No. 3) 15.6 percent, (No. 2) 19.9 percent and (No. 1) 25 percent.

    The NBA's proposal would flatten those odds, and give the three teams with the worst record the same percentage of earning the No. 1 overall pick, league sources said. Now, the worst record to the fifth-worst record has a gap of 25 percent to 8.8 percent, but new legislation would tighten that difference significantly, league sources said.

    For example, the fifth-worst team would only have a few percentage points less than those teams with newly equal odds among the three worst teams, league sources said.

    At the apex of the Philadelphia 76ers tanking saga, the NBA's board of governors voted down a somewhat more liberal proposal on lottery reform in 2014.

    Another idea born out of the Competition Committee itself that could gather support, league sources said: No team can pick in the top three of the draft in consecutive years. For example, if Minnesota wins the No. 1 pick and drafts Karl-Anthony Towns, it can pick no higher than No. 4 in?the next lottery. For now, that idea is outside of the league office's proposal but is expected to be considered in the upcoming committee meeting, sources said.

    The Competition Committee is also finalizing its recommendations to the board of governors on the league's new resting plan, which would level punishment on teams for sitting out key players in nationally televised games, or multiple key players in road games, league sources said. The commissioner's office has pushed a plan of minimizing, if not eliminating, the intentional resting of players in nationally televised games.

    Many NBA executives believe those new measures will effectively impact the perception of the tanking issue, what with the incentivizing of teams to play healthy starters down the stretch of the season. Many teams believe that tanking is no longer an issue in the league, and that the fear of other teams mimicking the 76ers' process has been unwarranted.

    There is some fear among small-market teams that lottery reform will make it even harder for them to obtain star-level players through the draft, especially because of a pervading belief that it has become increasingly hard to do so through free agency and trades. Teams believe that the process of trading for star players has become more difficult, with agents and players warning that they'll leave come free agency and will never consider re-signing with those teams.


    Looks like it's minor for the next draft. Not to say they won't change one or more pieces in the future.

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    first impression, I think that's a pretty good plan

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    Another idea born out of the Competition Committee itself that could gather support, league sources said: No team can pick in the top three of the draft in consecutive years. For example, if Minnesota wins the No. 1 pick and drafts Karl-Anthony Towns, it can pick no higher than No. 4 in?the next lottery. For now, that idea is outside of the league office's proposal but is expected to be considered in the upcoming committee meeting, sources said.
    Yes, yes, yes, yes, yes.

    After that, dump the lottery and use a 5-year weighted average so that a bad team gets help and a great team that has a bad year due to injury doesn't leapfrog into the first pick.
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    first impression, I think that's a pretty good plan
    Until the Pacers become the first team to pick 5th after having the worst record...
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    Until the Pacers become the first team to pick 5th after having the worst record...
    then we sue!

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    then we sue!
    *sigh*

    So your implication by this witticism is that tampering is actually within the rules so suing in the mentioned case would be the same?
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    *sigh*

    So your implication by this witticism is that tampering is actually within the rules so suing in the mentioned case would be the same?
    yes Bill. that is exactly what I meant.

    issa joke man.

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    Woj says the league's pursuing draft lotto reform to prevent tanking and it could be in place this coming season

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    Yes because we all know those can't be fixed either....

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    Yes because we all know those can't be fixed either....



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    I'm surprised people here don't bring up the 1985 draft that often....

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    Should eliminate max contracts. Think that would fix what this is trying to fix much better

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    I still wonder about scrapping the lottery entirely and having each franchise vote 1-29 on what they believe the draft order should be that year, can't vote for yourself. Average all of the votes to determine the final order.

    The concern might be conspiracies to scratch each other's backs during the voting, but I'm not sure how far that would realistically go.


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    Would really have to think hard on how to do this but the teams spending habits should be factored into draft order. IE, heavy spenders will always pick last no matter their record. But on the opposite side of the spectrum, light spenders can't pick towards the top.

    The problem with these is you'll start having teams trade for bad contracts.

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    I still wonder about scrapping the lottery entirely and having each franchise vote 1-29 on what they believe the draft order should be that year, can't vote for yourself. Average all of the votes to determine the final order.

    The concern might be conspiracies to scratch each other's backs during the voting, but I'm not sure how far that would realistically go.


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    Just do it alphabetically. Atlanta, Boston, etc. The next year Atlanta moves to last and the rest of the teams move up a notch. Keep rotating, every 30 years your team will get the #1 pick.

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    Would really have to think hard on how to do this but the teams spending habits should be factored into draft order. IE, heavy spenders will always pick last no matter their record. But on the opposite side of the spectrum, light spenders can't pick towards the top.

    The problem with these is you'll start having teams trade for bad contracts.
    just dump the draft and rookie wage scale altogether. Pacers are gonna have 40 mil or whatever in cap space, want the #1 pick? go sign Marvin Bagley for the max off the bat.

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