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1. TJ - Sure, why not another ex-Suns player with a chip on his shoulder?

2. Juan/Javale - "Remember...walking in the sand?"

3. Jayce - This guy reminds me of Kevon Looney. There, I said it.

#DNHQRULESOK?

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Ha! I can watch the World Cup at a very reasonable hour, Germany:Japan starts at 14:00 (2 pm).

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They say Trump is 6'3 and weighs 215 pounds.

And my aunt is Beyonce.

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Can we reuse the photoshops of Giannis in a Warriors jersey from previous go arounds?

https://www.espn.co.uk/nba/story/_/id/38253377/giannis-antetokounmpo-sign-extension-title-commitment-bucks

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Aug 25Liked by Perks (GSWCBA)

Out of the available options, Javonte Green seems like the clear favorite to me.

Green has demonstrated to be highly effective as a role player with good versatile defense (can guard SG/SF/PF) and can hit threes efficiently on a limited basis. His +/- per 100 possessions have consistently been very positive throughout his career and he's spent his time in the NBA on teams who were trying to win (important for me in a role player on a championship team).

My one major criticism would be that he has a low assist % which might be indicative of being a bad passer, a big no no in our system.

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I'm inclined to bring JaVale back if the Mavericks really do waive him. He can still rebound and block the occasional shot even if he doesn't offer much on offense beyond throwing down lobs. If the Warriors have LQ on a 2-way, how much backup do they need for Moody and Kuminga given that they are already backups?

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Semi unrelated note. Really sad to hear about Ohtani and Strasburgs injuries. These are two of the most dynamic pitchers in my lifetime: must watch everytime they step/ped on the mound. Just a sad day for baseball all around.

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For all the Franz Wagner stans on here:

Franz Wagner Breaks Down The Secrets to His Game in Exclusive 1 on 1 Interview | BBallBreakdown: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=25ArUCw7r1I

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Aug 24·edited Aug 24

Please send cool thoughts; my date night dinner rez with the wife has just been cancelled due to aircon issues and the fact that it is currently 99 degrees and feels like 113. Been a rough week, hopefully cooler this weekend...

We're redirecting to a favorite spot we can just drop in on that has ice cream martinis so that should help some!

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By the way, Perks and I were talking about him writing a Q&A style mailbag for questions about roster and cap rules and similar issues. If you have such questions, please drop them in a reply to this comment.

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Aug 24Liked by Perks (GSWCBA)

If JTA and JaVale McGee were the final two competing for the 14th spot, perhaps they could settle it by seeing who could better dunk on the other. I believe they have some history :)

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RIP to Kim Van Gundy, wife of 25 years to Stan. She was 61. 💔

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Aug 24·edited Aug 24Liked by Perks (GSWCBA)

Had a question I hope someone can answer regarding the buy out limitation for second apron teams. Is it correct that anyone that gets bought out, regardless of their contact value above a minimum, could be signed by the Dubs up to the first day of the season, but after that, they are all off limits, even if they were bought out in September? Or, anyone that is bought out before the first day of the season can be signed by the Dubs any time during the year, and they are only blocked from signing someone that gets bought out during the season? Not sure it really matters, but I was curious for that 15th spot in March, and how much of a handcuff the new CBA is.

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Aug 24Liked by Perks (GSWCBA), Eric Apricot

Thanks for all the years of great content. Your guides are what got me interested in understanding the offseason and roster building.

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