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    Re: Nash to LA!

    Post by tim1_2 on Thu Jul 05, 2012 7:46 am

    The Raptors also SUCK, and I'm sure Nash would like another run at a championship before he is through. Plus, his family is in Phoenix, so he wants to be close to them. Toronto never had a shot.

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    Re: Nash to LA!

    Post by shabbs on Thu Jul 05, 2012 8:04 am

    The Nash to the Raptors idea made for a nice but yeah, no reason for him to come here. And he wants a chance at a ring, not happening in Toronto for a long long time.

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    Re: Nash to LA!

    Post by tim1_2 on Thu Jul 05, 2012 8:26 am

    Who will win a championship first...the Raptors or the Leafs.... I would actually pick the Leafs.
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    Re: Nash to LA!

    Post by PTFlea on Thu Jul 05, 2012 3:25 pm

    The Raptors acquired someone and people seem excited. No idea who Lawdry or whoever is though.
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    Post by hemlock on Thu Jul 05, 2012 3:38 pm

    SpezDispenser wrote:The Raptors acquired someone and people seem excited. No idea who Lawdry or whoever is though.

    "Sources tell Yahoo Sports the Raptors have reached an agreement to acquire Kyle Lowry from the Houston Rockets for a package that includes a future lottery pick."

    Future lottery pick? WTF? How does that work? Don't you have to suck to be in the lottery? What if (hold back the snickering please) the Raptors do well?

    This is why no one gives a good goddamn about the NBA.
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    Re: Nash to LA!

    Post by Amnesia021 on Thu Jul 05, 2012 3:48 pm

    hemlock wrote:
    SpezDispenser wrote:The Raptors acquired someone and people seem excited. No idea who Lawdry or whoever is though.

    "Sources tell Yahoo Sports the Raptors have reached an agreement to acquire Kyle Lowry from the Houston Rockets for a package that includes a future lottery pick."

    Future lottery pick? WTF? How does that work? Don't you have to suck to be in the lottery? What if (hold back the snickering please) the Raptors do well?

    This is why no one gives a good goddamn about the NBA.

    I believe in the NBA you can trade your 1st round pick as a 'protected' or 'unprotected' pick. In this case the Raptors are making their 1st round pick 'unprotected' so if they end up in the lottery next year the rockets would still get the pick. If the raptors would have given the rockets a 'protected' 1st then, if they ended up in the lottery, they would have been able to keep that pick and the rockets would have received the following years 1st (unless they were in the lottery as well, in which case it would get pushed again).
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    Re: Nash to LA!

    Post by dennycrane on Thu Jul 05, 2012 4:15 pm

    tim1_2 wrote:Who will win a championship first...the Raptors or the Leafs.... I would actually pick the Leafs.

    Raptors will relocate before the Leafs win a cup.

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    Re: Nash to LA!

    Post by DefenceWinsChampionships on Thu Jul 05, 2012 4:24 pm

    Riprock wrote:Yeah, it gets very complicated but basically in order to play in Canada, there's a long list of criteria one has to satisfy, like being drafted by the team, and having invested enough time into the team and settled down in the city, being from the city or area, being a rookie never played in the NHL and signing as a UFA, or being overpaid.

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    Sarcasm

    So basically because Steve Nash qualifies as a Superstar, the only way he would play in Canada is if i) the team was in BC (sorry Grizzlies), or ii) TO overpaid him.

    Raptors offered him a 3 year $39M contract. He's 39 with chronic back problems. Can't get any more overpaid than that.
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    Re: Nash to LA!

    Post by hemlock on Thu Jul 05, 2012 5:36 pm

    Amnesia021 wrote:
    hemlock wrote:
    SpezDispenser wrote:The Raptors acquired someone and people seem excited. No idea who Lawdry or whoever is though.

    "Sources tell Yahoo Sports the Raptors have reached an agreement to acquire Kyle Lowry from the Houston Rockets for a package that includes a future lottery pick."

    Future lottery pick? WTF? How does that work? Don't you have to suck to be in the lottery? What if (hold back the snickering please) the Raptors do well?

    This is why no one gives a good goddamn about the NBA.

    I believe in the NBA you can trade your 1st round pick as a 'protected' or 'unprotected' pick. In this case the Raptors are making their 1st round pick 'unprotected' so if they end up in the lottery next year the rockets would still get the pick. If the raptors would have given the rockets a 'protected' 1st then, if they ended up in the lottery, they would have been able to keep that pick and the rockets would have received the following years 1st (unless they were in the lottery as well, in which case it would get pushed again).

    That makes sense, thanks for the explanation. I suppose it's no different than a conditional pick in hockey. Still, some of basketball's CBA rules are not friendly for the fan to understand. Trade exemptions being one of them.

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    Re: Nash to LA!

    Post by cash on Thu Jul 05, 2012 6:39 pm

    shabbs wrote:Heh heh. No, not that Nash... looks like the other Nash is headed to LA... the basketball Nash... Steve Nash...

    http://espn.go.com/los-angeles/nba/story/_/id/8130840/sources-steve-nash-headed-los-angeles-lakers-sign-trade-deal

    The Raptors were pushing hard for this, and even offer-sheeted Landry Fields to help prevent the Knicks from going after Nash...

    And now in comes LA to steal the show.

    Raptors got Cussed large.

    NoWayyyyy

    I knew about the Nash sign-and-trade and you 100% got me!!

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    Re: Nash to LA!

    Post by shabbs on Thu Jul 05, 2012 6:41 pm

    Heh heh.

    Bazinga.
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    Re: Nash to LA!

    Post by tim1_2 on Fri Jul 06, 2012 7:44 am

    hemlock wrote:
    SpezDispenser wrote:The Raptors acquired someone and people seem excited. No idea who Lawdry or whoever is though.

    "Sources tell Yahoo Sports the Raptors have reached an agreement to acquire Kyle Lowry from the Houston Rockets for a package that includes a future lottery pick."

    Future lottery pick? WTF? How does that work? Don't you have to suck to be in the lottery? What if (hold back the snickering please) the Raptors do well?

    This is why no one gives a good goddamn about the NBA.

    Well, no...No one around HERE gives a good goddamn about the NBA. I just can't get into basketball.

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