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It’ll be an interesting summer for soon-to-be restricted free agent Draymond Green, an integral part of the Warriors. He’ll no doubt wind up with a dramatic raise on the minimum salary he’s making this season, but the majority of Hoops Rumors readers who voted in our poll think he’ll fall short of the max. For reader
- Here’s the thing: for the Warriors, he’s a max player. For teams like the Spurs, Grizzlies, Hawks, Bulls, etc. who have pieces around him and who play in a strong system system, he’s a max player. If teams like the Lakers, Knicks, Kings, etc. sign him then they are fools. Not that he isn’t very valuable, but he is not the type of player that will transcend a system and be your 1st or 2nd best player. He is, however, the 3rd best player on a championship team. He is as good a defender as anyone in the league, he can guard all 5 positions legitimately, he’s a great rebounder especially for his size, and his offensive game is really improved.
Raptors GM Masai Ujiri referred to the team’s pursuit of Canadian players as an “obligation,” and while most of the voters in a Hoops Rumors poll believe he should simply focus on finding the best talent regardless of nationality, RapFan99 sees greater meaning.
- It would be a Canadian ratings bonanza if they landed Andrew Wiggins. And I do think they have chance eventually, because national pride is different from city to city pride. I also think it would be great for kids to see someone from their country playing for their team. I think Americans don’t realize how lucky they are to have mostly Americans playing for them. If the US had a soccer team filled with all Europeans, they’d still cheer for the team, but would definitely want an American on there to root for. So I hope it happens, but I hope Masai doesn’t just do it to do it.
Heat team president Pat Riley most assuredly won’t win the Executive of the Year award after losing LeBron James in free agency this past summer, but Jeremy Nierenberg believes he still deserves recognition for other moves.
- Pat Riley never gets any respect man … Hassan Whiteside, Tyler Johnson, Henry Walker … nabbing the best available player at the trade deadline … If the Heat were healthy (only played 2 games all season with a healthy roster FYI) they would be one of, if not the best team in the East, with or without LeBron. He should get credit for that. Maybe next year when these moves get to really manifest themselves.
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