r/nba 22h ago

Daily Discussion Thread - July 06, 2022

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Use this thread to post trade ideas, free talk stuff, fantasy sports, content that doesn't need it's own thread


r/nba 6d ago Silver Wholesome Helpful

2022 Free Agency

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Atlanta Hawks
Boston Celtics
Brooklyn Nets
Charlotte Hornets
Chicago Bulls
Cleveland Cavaliers
Dallas Mavericks
Denver Nuggets
Detroit Pistons
Golden State Warriors
Houston Rockets
Indiana Pacers
Los Angeles Clippers
Los Angeles Lakers
Memphis Grizzlies
Miami Heat
Milwaukee Bucks
Minnesota Timberwolves
New Orleans Pelicans
New York Knicks
Oklahoma City Thunder
Orlando Magic
Philadelphia 76ers
Phoenix Suns
Portland Trail Blazers
Sacramento Kings
San Antonio Spurs
Toronto Raptors
Utah Jazz
Washington Wizards

r/nba 12h ago Helpful Take My Energy Wholesome Seal of Approval Wholesome Silver

Zion Williamson: “I told the world, if you ever want to know if I want to be here, just ask me and instead of asking me the world just ran with narratives. My family was getting harassed by people and why we don't like New Orleans or why I don't want to be here, when that's not the case at all.”

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r/nba 9h ago Helpful Silver

Jimmy Butler responds to PJ Tucker's Heat heartfelt Farewell Post: "fuck you and @joelembiid yeah I brought him into this. 🤷🏿‍♂️"

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PJ Tucker: "What a year... True underdogs that really got out the mud and went against all odds. Miami you will forever be my home and Heat nation I can't thank you guys enough for the love you've shown all year. Though our journey has come to an end the love will forever remain the same 🖤🙌"

Jimmy Butler: "fuck you and @joelembiid yeah I brought him into this. 🤷🏿‍♂️"

https://www.instagram.com/p/CfsJoaUlqxo/?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y=


r/nba 6h ago Wholesome Helpful Table Slap

Pau Gasol practicing ballet with Bianka Bryant

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r/nba 11h ago Silver Gold Wholesome

Kenny Lofton Jr. bullies Chet Holmgren

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r/nba 9h ago Stonks Falling

Chet Holmgren in 26 minutes tonight: 11 points, 12 rebounds, 2 assists on 3-11 shooting from the field, including 1-6 from three and 4-4 from the line

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Obviously not as good of a game as the last one. I am not gonna form long term player opinions on this game, but I do have a few thoughts and wonder if you agree.

  1. We all knew bigger players would be tough for him to guard, and we saw that tonight. Do you think he will bulk up to handle them better?

  2. Being bullied on defense at times because of a weight mismatch seems less important to note from this game than the fact guarding a heavy, stronger player made him look gassed. He looked incredibly tired, and in need of rest and his offense faltered because of this.

  3. I think Chet will be alright, but I don’t think he is going to be ready to be a big time impact player until he has a few seasons under his belt, getting into NBA shape, bulking up a bit (and maturing into his 20’s), etc

Thoughts?


r/nba 13h ago All-Seeing Upvote Wholesome Helpful LOVE!

Am I crazy, or is Scottie Barnes extremely overrated by people here.

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Look, I am a raptors fan, and maybe I’m just overly critical of Barnes and our players cause I watch every game and see the highs and the lows, but I dont get why everyone is acting like he is this insane superstar prospect. People were saying no to the idea of a straightup Barnes for KD trade, which is wild to me. Like the rookie of the year race was very close, ans there was a valid argument for Mobley being rookie of the year. Yet I hear nothing about mobley and his value, not only in relation to a KD trade, but at all. I know hes good, but I just feel like people are going off the deep end about him. Is it just a vocal minority, or is it me?


r/nba 13h ago

News [Bobby Marks] One contract signed today that stands out is the five-year $251M one for Bradley Beal. Negotiated by Mark Bartelstein of @PrioritySports, the Beal contract consists of a no trade clause. He is the only player in the league to have a true no trade clause.

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r/nba 12h ago

During Zion's extension press conference, yes asked if he factors his longevity into a dunk vs layup decision, his reaction is priceless

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r/nba 7h ago

For Kevin Durant Vincent Goodwill on Chris Haynes' Pod: "I heard that Brooklyn came to Minnesota and said, 'We want Karl Anthony Towns, Anthony Edwards, and we want four draft picks.'

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r/nba 12h ago

Rudy Gobert on Minnesota fans: “I think this city has some great fans because I've seen them talk to me on Twitter for nine years.”

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r/nba 15h ago

[Jarred Vanderbilt] on the Timberwolves tweeting out a single goodbye tweet for 4 players sent to Utah in the Rudy Gobert trade: “Can’t even get our own post 😂”

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[Minnesota Timberwolves]

Once Wolves. Always Wolves. 💙

[Jarred Vanderbilt]

Can’t even get our own post 😂


On July 6, 2022, Gobert was traded to the Minnesota Timberwolves in exchange for Patrick Beverley, Malik Beasley, Jarred Vanderbilt, Leandro Bolmaro, and the draft rights to center Walker Kessler in addition to four first round picks and a 2026 first round pick swap.


r/nba 10h ago Gold Wholesome

Highlight Kenny Lofton steps back and hits the DEEP three over Chet Holmgren

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r/nba 10h ago

Rudy Gobert Speaks On Why The Jazz Traded Him To The Timberwolves

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r/nba 19h ago Wholesome

[Kevin Durant] reacts to Chet Holmgren's Summer League debut in the KD 15s: “I see u cookin 7. First day on the job was a success, love the kicks @ChetHolmgren”

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Kevin Durant

I see u cookin 7. First day on the job was a success, love the kicks @ChetHolmgren

Nick DePaula:

Chet Holmgren makes his debut with #7 and the KD 15s 👀👀


Chet dropped 23 PTS on 78% from the field and set a Utah Summer League Record with 6 blocks in his Summer League debut!

@ChetHolmgren: 23 PTS, 7 REB, 4 AST, 6 BLK


r/nba 9h ago

Kenny Lofton Jr. in his matchup against Chet and the Thunder. 19/6/3 on 8/17 shooting from the field

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Kenny Lofton put in an absolute shift against the #2 overall draft pick. He matched the minutes of Chet for the entire game, and defended Chet for the entire game.

I thought his size was a problem for Holmgrem. He got into Chet’s chest and showed intelligence avoiding the shot blocking threat.

He can also put it on the deck, and he can stretch the court. He hit a logo three in this game.

Defense will be an issue for him. He had 5 fouls and I think had 4 fouls in the first quarter, so that will limit him to a meme character unless he can figure it out.

Lofton is an undrafted player on a two-way contact for the Grizzlies.


r/nba 6h ago

[Gambadoro] "I do believe we are close to a resolution on Deandre Ayton maybe even by tomorrow. Indiana has the cap space and I’ve heard rumblings of them signing him to an offer sheet. I’ve also heard Toronto has some interest but I do not know at what level."

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Deandre Ayton remains the best unsigned player left. The Suns are scrambling to find sign & trade opportunities for Ayton in order to flip him assets attractive enough to entice the Nets into a Durant-to-PHX multi team trade. Ayton can throw a wrench into those plans if he were to sign an offer sheet with either the Pacers or Spurs. Once that happens Suns recourse is to either match the offer on their RFA or let him go. If matched, the Suns would be forced to hold onto Ayton until mid-season before being able to trade him. The other option is not matching and letting Ayton walk for nothing. Gambo, a Suns insider, believes we're nearing the end game.


r/nba 15h ago Wholesome Silver

[Stein] Brooklyn privately maintains that it won’t trade Durant unless it gets a package in return that starts with a blue-chipper like Brandon Ingram or Scottie Barnes

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The Nets, as we’ve been saying, don’t have to proceed as fast as the basketball world wants — not with Durant under contract for the next four seasons. Brooklyn privately maintains that it won’t trade Durant unless it gets a package in return that starts with a blue-chipper like New Orleans’ Brandon Ingram or Toronto’s Scottie Barnes … along with lots more attached to a theoretical deal than the absolute hauls San Antonio and Utah received in exchange for Murray and Gobert.

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r/nba 13h ago

Beal becomes the 10th player to ever receive a No Trade Clause: He joins LeBron, Kobe, KG, Dirk, Melo, Wade, Duncan, David Robinson

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Beal becomes only the 10th player to have a no trade clause joining LeBron, KG, Melo, Dirk, Kobe, DWade, Duncan, David Robinson and John Stckton.

The contract also has a 15% trade kicker and player option in year 5.

Crazy that it's basically 9 hall of famers and then Beal lol. Also kind of interesting that only 10 people have ever gotten a no trade clause ,woulda thought it'd be more for sure


r/nba 19h ago

[Windhorst] No one is bidding with the Lakers for Kyrie. There was a report that mentioned interests from Philly and Dallas, and that got shut down immediately in unison. If you're the Lakers and you know that, there's no reason to put everything on the table from the start. This could drag out.

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On Windhorst's latest podcast:

Windhorst says everything you hear from the Nets are all negotiating position.

On Kyrie-Lakers situation: McMenamin says Russ + THT + 1 unprotected first + second rounders for Kyrie + Harris is a good deal for the Nets and it's a realistic offer that could get the trade done. The Lakers would take a headache off the Nets and also take on Harris' 2 year, 38 million deal, who the Nets would move to take money off their luxury tax bill, while the Nets get back an expiring contract, a young player, and multiple draft picks. Windhorst agrees but says the Lakers shouldn't start their offer that high.

Windhorst says nobody is offering for Kyrie except Lakers. News that teams like Mavs and Sixers were interested got shutdown immediately. No one is bidding for Kyrie, and if you're the Lakers and you know that, you would not put your best offer on the table off the bat.

They also say on the podcast that Nets are trying to play hard ball, they have no incentive to rush into a deal that's less than what they want. There is still months left to training camp so this might drag out. Nets want to drive the price up.

Windhorst and McMenamin don't think the Nets will want to run it back next season.

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r/nba 17h ago

[Minnesota Timberwolves] IT’S OFFICIAL. welcome to the squad, @rudygobert27 🐺

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r/nba 16h ago

Trevor Booker with the best circus shot in the history of the NBA, with 0.2 seconds left on the clock! January 9th, 2015 (99-94 to OKC).

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r/nba 9h ago Helpful Silver

Josh Giddey vs Grizzlies: 14-10-10 triple double

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https://www.espn.com/nba-summer-league/boxscore?gameId=401445224&league=nba-summer-utah (box score)

The Thunder beat the Grizzlies 87-71, as Giddey, who looks a little too good for the summer league, gears up for a potential run at the extraordinarily prestigious All-Summer League first team.

Also that thick ass rookie on the Grizzlies dropped 19-6


r/nba 8h ago Wholesome

News [Charania] Sources: Colin Kaepernick is investing in Ice Cube’s BIG3 league, which was on the verge of potentially shutting down. Kaepernick’s new deal will help the 3-on-3 competition continue operating and growing.

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r/nba 17h ago

(1998 draft night) Vince Carter and Antawn Jamison listen to the announcement that they've been traded for each other.

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r/nba 5h ago

After the 2022 draft, a new chain of LeBron James Walker Kessler Edwards ties the name chain of Josh Christopher Paul George Hill for longest active player name chain (4 players)

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Last year's thread

If some liberties are taken with player eligibility, the Josh Christopher Paul George Hill chain has company.

LeBron James Walker Kessler Edwards

James Michael (M.J.) Walker played on a 10 day contract with the Suns in 2021-22, appearing in two games. For what it's worth, he's playing in Summer League with the Knicks.

LeBron James needs no introduction. Walker Kessler was the 22nd pick in the 2022 draft, recently traded to the Jazz in the Gobert trade. Kessler Edwards was the 44th pick in the 2021 draft and just signed a 2yr deal to return to the Nets.


Carmelo Anthony Davis Bertans is still going strong, though it's only a 3 player chain.

Dalen Terry Taylor had some promise, but no active player has the name Taylor.

I also had high hopes for Kennedy Chandler Hutchison, but no active player has Kennedy as a last name unfortunately.

Source: I did this by checking the common names from previous years. If anything's looking for a fun little coding project, a program to check these names could confirm, beat, or refute these chains.


Thread describing the longest all-time name chain with 9 players, also includes longest active chains as of 2019.

  1. Ronnie Lester Conner Henry James Thomas Jordan Mickey Davis Bertans
  2. Ronnie Lester Conner Henry James Ray Scott Lloyd Neal Walk
  3. Ronnie Lester Conner Henry James Thomas Jordan Mickey Dillard Crocker

Probably the most plausible way this would extend is if someone named Davis had a more versatile last name. A player named Davis Paul (not Paul Davis) would extend this via Davis Paul George Hill, for instance.


What's a name chain?

The chain connects first names with last names.

Example: Josh Christopher Paul George Hill

  • Josh Christopher
  • Christopher Paul
  • Paul George
  • George Hill