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22 year old sports writer, who focuses on the NBA and AFL. Loves the St Kilda and follows the Oklahoma City Thunder Contact: LiamC16498@hotmail.com

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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

Philly should keep what they have going at the moment. If it does not work out, then give the trade a whirl. However, so far the Sixers are looking good

NBA 2020-21: Five talking points from Week 1

That is what I was thinking as well. Sure John Wall is playing decent basketball now, however he is aging and injury prone. My guess is they also just wanted Westbrook gone and Wall was there best offer

NBA 2020-21: Five talking points from Week 1

I agree with the comments about Harden, he should have followed regulations and has caused some friction in the locker room.

Any team he plays for will require him to change his gameplay otherwise he just is not going to work. Houston has made it clear that the play is all about Harden and clearly that does not win titles.

I would definitely take a trade for Simmons if I’m the rockets since it’s the best offer they will get. But I don’t see them getting a player like Bam. What other pieces would they trade once Harden is gone? I would be hanging onto Wood and no one would want that horrendous contract owed to John Wall

NBA 2020-21: Five talking points from Week 1

Yes definitely, NBA results such as the Hornets defeating the Nets are crazy, along with the Mavs thrashing the Clippers

NBA: Predicting the 2020-21 Eastern Conference standings

Toronto could potentially slip out of the playoffs this season, but I think the talent they have will get them through to at least 8th.

Cleveland certainly have some good young talent, but I think they are a couple of years away from making the postseason

NBA: Predicting the 2020-21 Eastern Conference standings

Thank you Willie, I thought the 8 was the safest bet as well. I considered moving the Rockets, Pelicans or Grizzlies up, however with how their teams are I just could not do it. The Pelicans and Grizzlies both have a lot of promise, however just not quite enough to crack the postseason yet. The Rockets will be under a lot of scrutiny and depending what happens with Harden will determine where they end up.

I really am high on Phoenix this season and I hope they do not disappoint. Paul did wonders for my OKC team last season and I would love to see him do the same for Phoenix. I could see them upsetting a team in the first round with their talent

Predicting the 2020-21 Western Conference standings

I could see Harden with the Heat, it would just take an attitude adjustment for him. It would be interesting to see how he would work with Jimmy Butler (personality wise).

I’m not sold on Herro as a future superstar completely either, however the kid definitely has a lot of upside. The Heat will be hesitant to trade him (but for Harden you would do it in a heartbeat).

Rockets best trade option is Simmons, and I believe the Sixers will wait it out and see how Harden’s trade value goes. Currently, I would say it is going down due to the fact that Harden has absolutely no intent on staying with the Rockets (so they have no leverage). Unless Simmons builds a jumpshot, I am not completely sold on him to carry the Sixers into the future. However, the team is certainly set up well this season to enhance his strengths

Ranking James Harden's preferred trade destinations

It will all depend on whether the Sixers think their window is now or whether they will hold out and see how Embiid/Simmons continue to do. So far, I would call it a disappointment, but do not expect the Sixers to give up Simmons straight away unless the team has a struggling start to the season

Ranking James Harden's preferred trade destinations

Although I like that move, I think the Bulls are sticking with their backcourt of White and LaVine. Although, I have heard people throwing around the Magic as a destination which would be interesting

Three trade destinations for Russell Westbrook

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