He nba The Western Conference playoffs have been competitive up to a point. The games themselves are good, but it looks like we’ll only get one, maybe two Game 6s. The Los Angeles Clippers and Minnesota Timberwolves were fired on Tuesday, and despite how brave they fought (to hell with the injuries or the self-inflicted injuries), it quickly became apparent that his 2023 playoff run was going to be short-lived. While that was telegraphed, what each organization does next is not.
If you are unfortunate enough to be a fan of either of these two franchises, first off, I’m sorry. And second, woo boy, do you have anything out of season to do? Los Angeles can’t justify relocating this roster as it stands, and the only way Minnesota can is because they have nothing to do after digging themselves a huge hole in the trade. rudy goberto.
If you’re sympathetic to LeBron James, Nick Claxton or Royce O’Neale after having their trash softened up last week, you should send Wolves and Clippers fans a bottle of bubbles, with the other zalinsky promise — “Tough break, get drunk with us. Use the bucket to freeze your marbles. Yours, Z.
Times are tough though, and my bank account can’t exactly fund recovery packages for both fanbases, so let’s see who deserves some Mumms more.
Ideally, the new Clippers arena is equipped with Bacta tanks.
The news fell on Wednesday that Kawhi Leonard tore his meniscus, which would have been nice to know at any time during the past week. He joined Paul George in street clothes for the final three games of the Phoenix series, and it looked like Steve Balmer wanted to fire the entire team when they went down 20 in the second half on Tuesday.
The medical staff and the organization have enabled a culture of load management, but no matter how strict the regimen, Leonard and George’s knees and calves creak like tulips in late March and early April. All of the team’s aging role players are squarely in the grizzled veteran stages of their careers, and still have plenty of contracts on the books.
The good is that those pieces are moving, the bad is that they own one of their next four draft picks after this year, and the ugly is that Leonard and George are poised to make a combined $90 million next year. A rebuilding team will want picks, and a contender won’t part with their star for 10 cents on the dollar, so Los Angeles’ only real option is to reconfigure a bunch of fringe guys around the same flawed stars.
That’s tough, and I don’t expect much patience from Balmer because he’s making his debut. 1,160 new toilets and urinals in Inglewood by 2024and the bullshit jokes will overflow if you run out of a bullshit product.
Anthony Edwards is not Carl, he is not looking for a golden parachute
While the Clippers’ comeback was falling short, Karl-Anthony Towns he fouled four in the final five minutes of Game 5, fouling for the second time in as many games, and for 11 million in 16 career playoff appearances. Rudy Gobert also fouled, and Anthony Edwards missed a game-tying 3-pointer with a rear iron as time expired.
Then the budding star ran into the locker room and was criticized by Nuggets fans for the “lack of respect”. Edwards began the season being criticized for his immature eating habits, and didn’t show much growth during his outing to the showers without handshakes or postgame media availability.
KAT joined Ant in the press, but I don’t know if the guard heard the brilliant things Towns said about him while he had his face buried in his arms on the table, his hood up and headphones on top. It was strange how much KAT went out of his way to praise Edwards, and maybe that’s because the 21-year-old guard is eligible for his rookie max extension this summer.
We all assume no one would be foolish enough to pass up that kind of money, but I’d still question Edwards’ mental capacity if he signed up for an extended future alongside Towns and Gobert on those salaries.
Minnesota has shit for picks, too, and even fewer quality role players than Los Angeles to hang up for trade bait. Nobody wants Gobert, and the only way to move Towns is if he gets a star of his caliber or better in return. Seeing as few of those names are available right now, I don’t know what the Wolves do but pray Edwards signs the extension and desperately try to move Gobert.
If Edwards returns, Alex Rodriguez and the rest of Minnesota’s ownership group will allocate more than $100 million of their salary cap to three players, two of whom are mismatched and are either played in or out of postseason games.
So yeah, I don’t know who deserves more pity because, for the first time in NBA history, you can’t go wrong picking the Wolves or the Clippers.