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Oh definitely, Nash is in a lose/lose scenario. If they go well, he will not get any credit. If it doesn’t succeed, Nash is going to be thrown under the bus. Probably got the hardest egos to manage in the NBA

Will the new-look Nets be better with or without Kyrie Irving?

DeAndre is pretty much untouchable at the moment due to Durant and Irving wanting him to play over there.

Plus, that trade would be really good for the Nets, however as you said it is absolutely crazy for the Clippers to do that. Unless they know they are going to get production out of Irving, I would not be trading him for another star that is turning up every night

Will the new-look Nets be better with or without Kyrie Irving?

Very good points Jacks, I did not think about the impact it would have on Durant since he went over there to play with Irving. However, would playing with Harden be able to make up for that move if it meant more depth?

It would be interesting and definitely would make the Nets better if they could some depth for him, but I do agree his value is definitely questionable. Would a team outside of contention be willing to trade some talent for a superstar and risk Irving not wanting to play?

Will the new-look Nets be better with or without Kyrie Irving?

Agree with your comments except for the trading of Oladipo from the Pacers being dumb. It was a steal for the Rockets, however I think LeVert will fit in nicely in Indiana and is a better player currently than Oladipo

James Harden traded in huge deal

Exactly right, need to figure out whose the Bron, whose the Wade and who the Bosh is. They are in win now mode and will be under a lot of pressure to get it done

James Harden traded to Brooklyn: Winners and losers of the four-team blockbuster trade

Oladipo was a steal for the Rockets, I’ll have to check out your article as well.

Either Oladipo will the fill the void for the Rockets in shooting guard somewhat, or they can use his expiring deal as further trade bait or to open up some cap space. Easy win for the Rockets

James Harden traded to Brooklyn: Winners and losers of the four-team blockbuster trade

Rockets definitely did a good job with their trade, they managed to get good talent in Oladipo and Exum. They also managed to get a lot of unprotected draft picks, which will help the young team develop. While it may look bleak at the moment, the Rockets have a bright future ahead.

James Harden traded to Brooklyn: Winners and losers of the four-team blockbuster trade

There is no doubt about the offensive firepower of the Brooklyn Nets, however the egos and the defensive struggles will be difficult to manage. They will need to bring in some defensive talent on the cheap and it will be interesting to see how it all works out.

Nash is going to have a tough time managing all the egos.

James Harden traded to Brooklyn: Winners and losers of the four-team blockbuster trade

Thank you for reading rakshop, I 100% agree with your comments. No matter whether the Nets are successful or unsuccessful, Nash will receive the blame.

It is a lot of pressure for a first year coach to deal with so many egos and he will struggle to manage the team. The Nets have lost a lot of depth and will be under the pump, and while the three stars of the Nets will be under the microscope, so will Nash.

James Harden traded to Brooklyn: Winners and losers of the four-team blockbuster trade

The Nets certainly win the trade on paper, however I think they will not be the ultimate winner. They gave up a lot for one guy and lost a lot of depth and their defensive prowess. While they will be a tough offensive unit, who is going to run the bench?

I personally think Houston set themselves up nicely with a good player in Oladipo and a bunch of unprotected picks, reminds me of the Pierce/Garnett to Brooklyn trade. Pacers also did a great job as I believe LeVert is an upgrade from Dipo at this stage and he has brighter upside

The winners and losers of the James Harden trade

It definitely was. Glad to see him playing well in Charlotte.

Is Rudy Gobert worth $200 million?

Oh yeah, you are 100% correct. The Batum contract was shocking. Gobert fits the Jazz team very well, and provides them with a lot of needs like you said. Shaq’s main argument is his points production, however the Jazz have other major anchors on offence such as Spida.

I kind of feel like the Gordon Hayward contract may be looked at the same as Batum in a few years, even though he is playing well now

Is Rudy Gobert worth $200 million?

It’s questionable whether Gobert does enough, he does the dirty work on defence and is a top player in that regard. He is also a glass eater and is improving his offensive game every season.

Is Rudy Gobert worth $200 million?

I agree with Curry as well, both Jokic and Curry have lifted their teams this season and have both been offensively dominant. Kyrie needs to get everything sorted, as he risks becoming labelled as a problem player no team is going to want. Well, that is if he hasn’t already

NBA 2020-21: Five talking points from Week 3

Thank you Nathan, I agree with you that Gobert is not an elite superstar big. However, the Jazz needed to hang on to him to keep their competitive core of Mitchell and Gobert alive. While they need something more than those two to win the big prize, losing Gobert would have been a major dent into their hopes of remaining in the playoff race.

100% agree with your comment

Is Rudy Gobert worth $200 million?

He is a beast in the paint, a guy you do not want to be matched up against

Is Rudy Gobert worth $200 million?

Doncic and Tatum’s time will come for the hate, as you said it comes with the territory. Every great player will have haters, it is how they deal with the adversity that will define the kind of player and person they are

Stephen Curry: The disrespected superstar

100% accurate

Stephen Curry: The disrespected superstar

Great article, definitely agree that Steph is very under appreciated. Especially true when you look at the stats this season, with the Warriors being 5-0 in games where Steph has scored 30+. This season he is proving that he has always been the man for the Warriors

Stephen Curry: The disrespected superstar

Definitely, the Knicks have looked solid. Hopefully they can maintain their momentum

Way-too-early NBA award predictions: Sixth man of the year and most improved player

It would certainly help for these two to step up, we shall see whether either can stand out,

Don't give up on the Warriors

Firstly, great article. Secondly, The Warriors should make the playoffs due to Steph along, like you mentioned. They also have a few decent players, however their competitive days are over for now. I do not see them contending with teams like the Lakers and Clippers in a seven game series.

Don't give up on the Warriors

Great article, really enjoyed it. My pick for Most Improved would definitely be Jaylen Brown currently, however I think Julius Randle should be in the conversation currently. He has played some great basketball for the Knicks this season and the team is benefitting because of it.

Way-too-early NBA award predictions: Sixth man of the year and most improved player

Thank you, I love the NBA so expect to see plenty more NBA content from me on here. It is brilliant to see Steph back and playing his brand of basketball. As you said, it is easy to forget how fun and talented he is.

The Sixers are looking really good and it’ll be interesting to see how their season unfolds. It is great to have such a fair spread of talent in the league, and I personally am enjoying the league now more than I have during the era of the LeBron/Warriors dominance in the last decade. While super teams are exciting to watch, I like the unpredictable nature that having a spread of talent brings.

However, I do agree that the league will be fighting the Lakers at the moment. LeBron and Davis are a mighty duo and have a great supporting cast around them.

NBA 2020-21: Five talking points from Week 2

If I was the Raptors I would definitely start considering making some moves. They are in a weird position at the moment where either they try to trade up and compete or blow it all up and rebuild.

They currently do not have a team poised to win the title, nor do they have a dreadful team that will be at the bottom of the table. They are in the middle of the pack region.

I think a package for James Harden could help them, as long as they keep VanVleet as I have liked his input this season. Other than that, I would chuck anyone else on the block

NBA 2020-21: Five talking points from Week 2