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Kevin Durant Joins Golden State Warriors

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Melody Bot, Jul 4, 2016.

  1. Melody Bot

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    Kevin Durant has joined the Golden State Warriors, basically, on paper, forming an unbeatable basketball team:

    But I am also at a point in my life where it is of equal importance to find an opportunity that encourages my evolution as a man: moving out of my comfort zone to a new city and community which offers the greatest potential for my contribution and personal growth. With this in mind, I have decided that I am going to join the Golden State Warriors.

    With that new huge contract I’m sure he’ll be able to find a nice one bedroom apartment in San Francisco.

  2. CMilliken


    Chasing that ring. Disappointed in his decision. Seems like everyone jumps ship to make these super teams. Lebron should receive no hate for his move to Miami. I kind of see KD's move worse than Lebron's.
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  3. slickdtc

    Regular Supporter

    This is the modern NBA. Great players want to win, and with the salary cap the money has a ceiling no matter where you go. Why would I want to take the same money to be on an okay team and have a small percent chance at a title when I can go to a handful of teams and have a great chance at a championship? Especially when I'm Durant and haven't won anything.

    This was his best bet outside of staying put. It's amazing the people who'll begrudge him for this.

    And let's not forget, no one hands out rings for winning the offseason. Even Wade/LeBron/Bosh needed a warmup season before winning their first title together. I would be completely unsurprised to see the Warriors not win the title because, well, it's fucking hard to do! Even with an All-Star roster.

    Everyone needs to relax and just enjoy the ride. I'm way more outraged at complete no name players set to make 10M a year. But that's what happens when teams neuter their roster hoping the messiah will come to them then have to scramble to throw stupid money at JAG's to fill out a roster.
  4. ARo24


    NBA should just cancel the season and hold a best of 15 series between the Warriors and Cavs. No one in either conference has a chance unless there is a catastrophic injury.
  5. kidinthebushes


    Him and Westbrook were 1 game away from beating the Warriors this year. They just added Oladipo. Disappointing.
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  6. jorbjorb

    7 rings

    that's boring
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  7. skoopy


    I'm curious to see how this will turn out. It seems to me that if KD wanted to be the focal point of his team he would have gone anywhere else or have stayed. Either he's looking to become more of a team player, or he is simply interested in getting a ring without altering his style too much. Either way, it'll be interesting to see how he'll mesh with the Warriors.
  8. Brenden

    Trusted Prestigious

    I thought this was AbsolutePunk?
  9. ARo24


    Nope this is Chorus. Welcome.
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  10. doubledribble


    You must hate a lot of basketball players... Just sayin
  11. doubledribble


    Barnes was already gone to the Mavs. And now it looks like Bogut is going to the Mavs to clear space for Durant. Iggy isn't irrelevant with the addition of Durant though. He's a key component to the team defensively and off the bench.
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  12. Fucking Dustin

    Hey now we'll be okay Supporter

    Holy shit hahaha.

    I'm happy for him I guess. As an outside observer it seems kinda...I don't know. But as a Mavs fan I can't complain.

    Now just waiting for Dirk to end up somewhere else and then I will drink myself into oblivion.
  13. bd007h's resident Meg Myers fan #GoSabres/Bills

    The NBA needs a stricter salary cap like the NHL.

    The NHL's salary cap this year is $73 million, with each team having a 23-man roster.

    The NBA salary cap for this year is apparently $94 million, with rosters typically around 13-14 players.

    9 less players per team, but $21 million more that they are allowed to spend.

    one of the many reasons why I've fallen more out of love with the NBA and more in love with the NHL over the last 18 years.
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  14. Fucking Dustin

    Hey now we'll be okay Supporter

    If the NHL did as well as the NBA financially that would probably change.

    (Don't quote me on this, I'm not entirely familiar with how the salary cap is decided, it's just an outside thought that may or may not be true)
  15. bd007h's resident Meg Myers fan #GoSabres/Bills

    Yeah that does have some to do with it, but it also has to do with league parity.

    I'm not sure about the NBA but the NHL also has a cap floor, which teams have to spend at least that much.
  16. Fucking Dustin

    Hey now we'll be okay Supporter

    I'm not sure about that either. I'm a relatively new NBA/NHL fan (watched my teams a lot but didn't know much about the sport as a whole/other teams/how the FO works/etc) so I'm still learning a lot.
  17. bd007h's resident Meg Myers fan #GoSabres/Bills

    I just see WAY too much of teams stocking up on super stars in the NBA hahaha. NHL teams don't really have that luxury hahaha.
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  18. doubledribble


    The NBA does have a cap floor. It's 84.7M for next season.
  19. doubledribble


    The NBA has always had star studded teams. Most teams that have won championships had multiple stars. It's a lot easier to do that in the NBA with the roster size.
  20. bd007h's resident Meg Myers fan #GoSabres/Bills

    lol so the cap floor is even higher than the NHL's cap ceiling.
  21. bd007h's resident Meg Myers fan #GoSabres/Bills

    Yeah, but up until the past 5-10 years or so most of those star-studded teams were mostly "home-grown" through the draft, not teams stacking up on star players through free-agency.
  22. White

    Cum for the Cum God. Prestigious

    If this were still AbsolutePunk, I'd have made the following awful joke:

    I thought this was AbsolutePunk, not AbsoluteDunk

    What an awful joke, right? Thank god that's been avoided.
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  23. Fucking Dustin

    Hey now we'll be okay Supporter

    I'm glad you didn't post this
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  24. Dirty Sanchez

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  25. doubledribble


    Honestly, he got a max deal from the Mavs and it was on the front page of ESPN. Twitter and yahoo news are my other places to find news.

    I'm a huge Pacers fan, and HoopsHype is a place that is good for all NBA rumors and can break it down to team specific if you are interested in only the happenings of one team.

    Hope this helps!
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