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Below I commented how ageless LBJ looked in the first half, but the second half was a different story - LBJ didn't get much help besides AD and wore out. It reinforces for me that our team, especially Steph who has shown he can elevate lesser players, needs not another old master (sorry PG13), but an energy player or two on the upslope of their prime. OG Anunoby would have been the prototype. There are other FA possibilities, some mentioned here (Hartenstein, Bitadze, etc), but we'll def have to cut payroll to get them.

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PG13 is 6 years younger than LeBron (and has way fewer miles on him). I don't think we'll end up with him, but I don't think he's too old to work with Steph. He'd only need to be good for one more season where we squeezed a championship out of him anyway.

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Wiggs fit that mold for a very brief time and look what Steph and the Dubs were able to do

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Apr 21·edited Apr 21

If we go the route of trading for a star, it should be someone who will likely still have more than residual trade value once Steph retires, because the picks cupboard is going to be very bare. That means someone in their 20s. Most players are washed by 33.

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What team wants to trade their star in their 20s?

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Teams that know their star is about to leave, and want to at least get something in return.

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In general terms, sure. But I'm actually curious if there are specific players this applies to this offseason.

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Lebron only took one shot in the 4th quarter. Seems like the Denver altitude got to him in the end.

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Best starter-backup duo in the league: Jokic/DeAndre Jordan

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curry/cp3?

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Nuggets fans chanted "Who's your daddy?" towards the end of the game.

https://twitter.com/HarrisonWind/status/1781880143939850288

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Lakers: we might lose to Denver over and over again, but we do so competitively. LOL

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Thank you Denver!

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Favorite player left in the playoffs: Jamal Murray, easy.

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I like watching tyrese maxey too - not so much Brunson

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Nuggets beat the Lakers 114-103

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Nuggets have only 5 turnovers tonight!

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LeBron had 7 all by himself.

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98-74 in the possession battle. 15-4 offensive rebounds. Lakers can shoot all the free throws the refs give them but they can't win this way. Decided to try and stop transition game by getting back. Didn't work.

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What are the chances this ends up being AD's best game this series?

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High. That guy might give you four points next game. I don't get him.

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At least he is alternate day - we have a dude from canada who did not show up for two years straight

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Nuggets threes not going in while Lakers shooting better. C’mon Denver, don’t mess this up.

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Bob Myers says he doesn't even remember the Warriors having a conversation about Nikola Jokic before the draft.

Way to be thorough, Bob.

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Wiseman, Bob. And Mannion. And Smailagic. And Rollins, Baldwin jr....

C'mon Bob.....

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Also I still don't get why we are listening to Bob Myers analyze strategy during a playoff game

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Better than Mark Jackson or the Van Gundy brothers

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By a country mile.

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No

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Would you rather have Doris Burke?

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Why not both?

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Yes

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Easily

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Unfortunately no one else on there

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Sleepy Bob

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Lakers in the Bonus for over 7 minutes in the 4Q.

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Lakers: 13/14 FTs

Nuggets: 5/6 FTs

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This is the way

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Refs trying to take over.

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Jamal Murray, Donovan Mitchell, Devin Booker. You can only have one. Pick

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There's an obvious right answer to this question imo

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Jamal Murray. I know you want me to say Booker but look at their playoff resumes

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Murray is playing with arguably the greatest offensive force of all time, it's easily Booker. Murray never led a team all the way to Game 6 of the NBA Finals, he's been a #2. Can't compare.

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I feel like I'm taking crazy pills, Booker is the clear choice.

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Booker the better player, Murray easier to root for.

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To pick for my team? Booker. But to watch? Murray.

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Asher, don’t look now but your favorite Denver player is in again.

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DLo: 13 points, 6/18 FGs, 1/7 threes; 3 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 turnover, 2 steals

Murray: 18 points, 7/19 FGs, 4/9 threes; 6 rebounds, 9 assists, 1 block

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