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  • larrys080 Aggies Dec 27, 4:36 p.m.
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    always wonder how long someone in durham nc been a heat fan.....betcha it started maybe 3 years... View More

    — Posted by Sheisafix8eddookie

    Typical bandwagon Duke fan.

  • The truth about MERCER! Dec 27, 4:24 p.m.
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    2013/14 NBA Payrolls

    1. Brooklyn $101,291,208
    2. New York $86,862,927
    3. Miami $83,984,300

    Does this... View More

    — Posted by 903 Hail Providence

    I highly doubt that New Jersey is going to finish higher that Miami (barring injuries). New York is a long shot (I would not bet any money on them). As I said before, Miami has done an excellent job at managing the money aspect of the sport to be able to buy a championship caliber team.

  • Sheisafix8eddookie Dec 27, 4:03 p.m.
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    always wonder how long someone in durham nc been a heat fan.....betcha it started maybe 3 years ago.....

  • 903 Hail Providence Dec 27, 3:55 p.m.
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    2013/14 NBA Payrolls

    1. Brooklyn $101,291,208
    2. New York $86,862,927
    3. Miami $83,984,300

    Does this mean Brooklyn is going to finish higher than Miami?

  • 903 Hail Providence Dec 27, 3:47 p.m.
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    Nope, you have to be able to evaluate talent in order to put the pieces around your three best... View More

    — Posted by 903 Hail Providence

    Even with the best talent it takes time to mold a team. Even Jordan didn't win a... View More

    — Posted by The truth about MERCER!

    As for the salary cap, there are so many loopholes that it is a joke.

    ...those loopholes apply to... View More

    — Posted by 903 Hail Providence

    I agree. So an organization that is better at managing money and re-negotiating player contracts ... View More

    — Posted by The truth about MERCER!

    They were able to sign the big three but putting good talent around them while staying under the salary cap takes the ability to evaluate talent. Otherwise, they would have also won the 2011 Championship instead of losing to Dallas...

  • The truth about MERCER! Dec 27, 3:42 p.m.
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    The result is the same but the process and the skills involved are much different. Drafting and... View More

    — Posted by The truth about MERCER!

    Nope, you have to be able to evaluate talent in order to put the pieces around your three best... View More

    — Posted by 903 Hail Providence

    Even with the best talent it takes time to mold a team. Even Jordan didn't win a... View More

    — Posted by The truth about MERCER!

    As for the salary cap, there are so many loopholes that it is a joke.

    ...those loopholes apply to... View More

    — Posted by 903 Hail Providence

    I agree. So an organization that is better at managing money and re-negotiating player contracts is able to buy more talent than other teams. Miami has done a great job at that. And, as was my original point, requires a different skill set than building a team by drafting college players.

    This year Miami has the third highest team salary in the NBA at $82M. This is nearly twice as much as the lowest team (Cleveland) at $49M. This years "salary cap" is $58.679M. That is why I say that the salary cap is a joke.

  • larrys080 Aggies Dec 27, 3:32 p.m.
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    what difference does it make whether you build thru the draft or build thru free agency? the... View More

    — Posted by 903 Hail Providence

    The result is the same but the process and the skills involved are much different. Drafting and... View More

    — Posted by The truth about MERCER!

    Nope, you have to be able to evaluate talent in order to put the pieces around your three best... View More

    — Posted by 903 Hail Providence

    Even with the best talent it takes time to mold a team. Even Jordan didn't win a... View More

    — Posted by The truth about MERCER!

    903 is the typical young Duke fan. Wants instant gratification. Miami will never be considered a dynasty or one of the all time greats. Bought championship! Thank God that former Carolina greats continue to lead these championship teams!

  • 903 Hail Providence Dec 27, 3:27 p.m.
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    what difference does it make whether you build thru the draft or build thru free agency? the... View More

    — Posted by 903 Hail Providence

    The result is the same but the process and the skills involved are much different. Drafting and... View More

    — Posted by The truth about MERCER!

    Nope, you have to be able to evaluate talent in order to put the pieces around your three best... View More

    — Posted by 903 Hail Providence

    Even with the best talent it takes time to mold a team. Even Jordan didn't win a... View More

    — Posted by The truth about MERCER!

    As for the salary cap, there are so many loopholes that it is a joke.

    ...those loopholes apply to all of the NBA, not just the Heat...

  • The truth about MERCER! Dec 27, 3:25 p.m.
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    cannot evaluate talent in order to draft players

    My point was about evaluating talent to draft... View More

    — Posted by The truth about MERCER!

    what difference does it make whether you build thru the draft or build thru free agency? the... View More

    — Posted by 903 Hail Providence

    The result is the same but the process and the skills involved are much different. Drafting and... View More

    — Posted by The truth about MERCER!

    Nope, you have to be able to evaluate talent in order to put the pieces around your three best... View More

    — Posted by 903 Hail Providence

    Even with the best talent it takes time to mold a team. Even Jordan didn't win a championship in first few years. The difference is that when you build a team by buying established talent it is more a matter of managing that talent. That is much different that building a team by drafting college players. Those players have no NBA track record to judge how they will perform on a professional level.

    As for the salary cap, there are so many loopholes that it is a joke. For instance

    The Mid-Level exception:

    Once a year, teams can use a mid-level exception (MLE) to sign a player to a contract for a specified maximum amount. The amount of the MLE and its duration depend on the team's cap status. The MLE is $5 million for a duration of four years for teams that are over the cap either before or after the signing, but did not pay a luxury tax in the previous season. Teams without cap room that paid tax in the previous season have an MLE of $3 million with a three-year duration. Teams with cap room, previously ineligible for the MLE, have a new MLE of $2.5 million with a two-year duration. The MLE is frozen at the stated levels through the 2012–13 season, after which it increases by 3% per season (with the percentage based on the initial amount of the exception, and not compounded

    The Bi-Annual exception

    The bi-annual exception was used to sign any free agent to a contract starting at $1.672 million. Like the mid-level exception, the bi-annual exception was also split among more than one player, and was used to sign players for up to two years, with raises limited to 8% per year. This exception was referred to as the "$1 million exception" in the 1999 CBA, although it was valued at $1 million for only the first year of the agreement.

    And there are many more.

  • larrys080 Aggies Dec 27, 3:18 p.m.
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    what difference does it make whether you build thru the draft or build thru free agency? the... View More

    — Posted by 903 Hail Providence

    The result is the same but the process and the skills involved are much different. Drafting and... View More

    — Posted by The truth about MERCER!

    speaking of which, kiwi is pretty darn good...

    at rolling the ball out there and telling 'em... View More

    — Posted by kato_karma3.2

    Roy's pretty good at hiding in the locker room while telling his walkons to "have at... View More

    — Posted by 903 Hail Providence

    NO TOURNAMENT THIS YEAR! OUCH MY BACK HURTS! K in 1994-95

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