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Rick Senger
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Posted: 14 October 2015 at 7:04am | IP Logged | 1 post reply

Lamar Odom found unconscious in Nevada brothel, hospitalized in critical condition.  He has not regained consciousness and is apparently in a coma and breathing on a ventilator.  This story on deadspin makes it sound like his prognosis is dire at this point.   My thoughts are with him.


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Posted: 18 October 2015 at 12:16am | IP Logged | 2 post reply

So sad to see how drugs have ruined his life.
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Such good news:  sounds like Odom's prognosis continues to  miraculously improve, though it's early to say what his recovery will look like.   His ex, Khloe Kardashian, has reportedly tossed out their pending divorce papers and the two are reconciling. 

The NBA season starts in a mere 5 days... Cleve vs. Chicago is the game I'm most interested in from the tripleheader kickoff scheduled for next Tuesday night.
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Don't know how he did it, but Rich Paul got Tristan Thompson a fully guaranteed $82 mill / 5 year payday when it appeared the Cavs had the upper hand.  That's $9 mill more than the reported previous $80 mill offer that only had $73 mill guaranteed, which certainly made it worth fighting for.  He did the same thing for Bledsoe last year, getting a nice deal from Phoenix when all hope and leverage appeared to be lost.  The Cavs face a huge luxury tax (something like $60 mill... 2nd highest all-time) but if they win it all, who will care?  They still need to get Shumpert. Irving and Mosgov fully healthy and conditioned and keep LBJ's minutes down but for one year, at least, they've got all the pieces in place.
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Thompson isn't worth the $73 million guaranteed in the
previous offer. At one point he was threatening to take
a one year contract then become a free agent afterward.
The Cavs should have let him do that, then promptly
traded him to the Knicks for cash.

Why the Knicks? Because he's not a great defender and
the Knicks don't know the meaning of the word `defense'.
He'd fit right in.

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The Cavs dared him to sign the one year deal but he let it expire.  At that point, the Cavs had all the leverage because nobody in the league who was interested had any money to pony up a viable offer.  But, for some reason, the Cavs blinked.  Freakin' Rich Paul.

Most of the salaries signed this off season have been ridiculous.  There's never been a better time to be a mediocre to middling player, where salaries at $10 million or more per season have become the norm.  Thompson is a great rebounder and he's durable, two things the Cavs covet.  Apparently Rich Paul was able to successfully argue that he's comparable to Draymond Green, a forward who signed for an identical $82 mill deal with similar numbers.  Green is definitely a better passer and more of a utility guy, but Thompson is a better rebounder.  

Big picture, the Cavs overpaid in the short term because they want to win now.   If Mosgov hadn't had off season knee surgery and come to training camp out of shape or if there weren't concerns about Love, Shumpert and Irving's health maybe they roll the dice without him.
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I was surprised to read that Flip Saunders died. I know he took a leave of absence, but didn't think his health would deteriorate so quickly.

If Sam Mitchell is not named the permanent head coach for the Timberwolves, does KG leave?
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Yeah, it initially sounded like Saunder's cancer was treatable so that was  a sad surprise.  No idea re KG, though he's said he wants to own the Timberwolves some day, so I doubt he'd just bolt.  Still, at 39 and with 4 extra years of NBA mileage it doesn't seem like he's going to be around too much longer anyway. 
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Despite Rose's double vision, the Bulls look good.  Gasol played fantastic defense vs. the Cavs (6 blocks!!) and they shot 54% the next night while clocking the Nets in Brooklyn.  Detroit is also 2-0, improbably beating Atlanta on the road (Andre Drummond 19 rebounds!) as well as Utah at the Palace.   K. Caldwell Pope averaged nearly 20 points in the two wins, double his career number.  The Pistons started last year 3-19.  Chicago comes to the Palace Friday night when we'll get a better idea about the Central Division.  Unfortunately, I just learned Jodie Meeks has a Jones fracture (the injury that knocked out Durant for much of last season), so bad news for Detroit there. 

OKC also looked promising, slipping past the Spurs on a great Westbrook night where Ibaka and Durant also showed flashes along with Enes Kanter's 15 pts / 16 reb in 24 minutes.

Biggest surprise had to be Western Conf Finalist Houston getting crushed early and often at home by the Nuggets, a team that won 30 last year.  Mudiay had 17 and 9 in his first game along with 11 turnovers.  Howard was out, but this was a massacre. 


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I watched both of the Pistons' games. Waaay too early but what I did like was the way they've been able to spread the scoring around. All five starters have scored in double digits in both games. Jackson has been a pretty good quarterback without trying to take over the game, and KCP is looking confident. Friday against Chi. will tell them how much they need to grow.
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Friday against Chi. will tell
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They're now 3-0 and have already beaten two of the top three teams in the east, one of whom just beat the top team (Cleve).  Drummond: 20 and 20!  Marcus Morris 26 pts (he's also almost averaging 20 a night, more than double his career and Phx basically gave him away).  Reggie Jackson 22, 7 and 7...   they sure look better than last year.


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".. they sure look better than last year."

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I like the chemistry thus far. let's hope the return of Brandon Jennings in a few weeks doesn't spoil that.
As for the Bulls they've had a ton of turnovers in the first 3 games (17.7 per gm). They need to clean that up.
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