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Don’t know if this is the right place for this question, but… how on earth can you stand the hypocrite statements of Chris Webber about his leaving GSW? I mean, I might miss something, but it seems a snakily behavior at best.

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Yikes…Nico Mannion has apparently had an intestinal issue that is causing him to miss time. He’s lost a ton of weight.

https://mobile.twitter.com/loupaya/status/1434827366757552132

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Poor Nico. Sad to see. Hoping he recovers ok

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Damn…

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I live 15 minutes walk from the "palace" where Nico plays home games. Seen him. Very very skinny

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Digestive apparatus viruses are tough shit. Damn sushi! Forza Nico, una bella dieta di lasagne e turtlèn, e torni in forma!

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Yea that's pretty shocking

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I've seen Nico Mannion here in Bologna. He's on injured list. I think he had lost minimum 30 pounds. It was scary. Some papers wrote he got salmonellosis

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Scary stuff.

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See the Twitter link above 😯

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Looking at articles about the NBA this month is pretty rough: The Warriors, Wizards, and teams like them, need to make trades to get everyone on the same time line so they can either go all in or play young players that haven’t yet shown they have the potential to be better than the teams current stars. (Like the Warriors pre Durant, the Raptors, Bucks, Heat, Suns, Etc didn’t have a great mix of young and vets to get to the top of their conferences.)

The Lakers have everyone on the same timeline but they are too old.

The Heat and Suns are completely ignored because they have a balanced roster and that’s boring.

The Sixers, nope, they have enough airtime.

The Nets are definitely going to win (like the team’s stars being injured was an aberration instead of a likely outcome with Kyrie and an out of shape Harden.) what chance would we give the Nets big 3 of making it through both the Heat and Bucks playoff series intact?

We could really use a comp game about wing players who shot below 40% coming into the league that turned into stars or busts or journeymen right about now.

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I think one of the best things about the Warriors’ roster is that they’ve got a bunch of guys over 30, a bunch of guys between 25-30 and a bunch of guys under 25.

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Thoughts? The Warriors FO have been masters of asset accumulation leveraging their way into larger salary slots like Oubre and Wiggins. Now that the Warriors have hit their spending cap with no reprieve on the horizon: Going forward, if it starts to look like it will take a too rich offer to re-sign Wiggins; should they take a page from smaller market teams like the Grizz and start trading Wiggins large salary slot for multiple players to increase their ability to maneuver and retain non-minimum salary depth?

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I think they’d just take the small salary reprieve since Wiseman, Kuminga and Moody second deals not that far off.

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Kuminga is a pretty natural replacement for Wiggins in two years

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And/or Draymond.

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I see JTA as Draymond's eventual successor. While he's not much younger than Draymond, if Draymond's shooting tails off more, JTA on a lower-cost contract + keeping Wiggins might be a better answer than Draymond + spare parts that Wiggins brings back in a trade.

I hope they keep everyone, though. I really , really want to see what this team could do after a year for Kuminga and Moody to get their feet wet. Wish the season was starting next week. :)

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JTA is no Draymond. He's a fine NBA player, and a fantastic find from the bargain basement, but he's not ever going to be a central figure to a championship team. Kuminga has the potential to be an MVP level small ball center guarding 1-5... and the potential to be a lethal 2 way wing in a slightly different universe.

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I’m guessing they’d put that kind of decision off for at least a year. I’m taking them at their word that they like him and, like most of us, think he’ll be even more effective as a 3rd scoring option behind Klay and Steph.

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For sure no reason to do that this year.

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That's like one of us being told we're going to be fined $20. None of us would want to give it up for something stupid, but it wouldn't change the way most of us live.

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Your math is off by a bit. 1.3M is 4% of his annual income (~$30M).

Equivalent fine amounts:

$12k annual income → $480

$50k annual income → $2,000

$100k annual income → $4,000

Since the length of training camp is ~4% of the year, I think he's just getting fined a day's worth of salary for each day he misses... which is basically taking an unpaid vacation (aka being unemployed). It's not something many people do by choice.

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