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2021 NBA Draft Open Thread

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The NBA Draft begins at 5 PM PT. The first round will air on both ESPN and ABC, with the second round only on ESPN. Use this as an open thread to discuss the night's events as they happen.

We, of course, will do new posts for the Kings draft selections and for any trades that may happen.

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HongKongKingsFan
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July 29, 2021 4:49 pm

Let’s go KINGS !!!!!!!!!!!!!

TheGrantNapear
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July 29, 2021 4:49 pm

Time to Kangz!

Hobby916
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July 29, 2021 4:49 pm

10th seed here we come!!!

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July 29, 2021 6:08 pm
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Optimist.

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July 29, 2021 4:49 pm

Why does it feel like we already lost today?

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July 29, 2021 4:54 pm
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Cuz we did?

TheGrantNapear
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July 29, 2021 4:59 pm
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It’s called being a King’s fan, you should be used to it

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July 29, 2021 4:59 pm
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Right?

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July 29, 2021 4:50 pm

Vecenie switched his projection to Sengun at 9, which means ESPN, The Athletic, Sports Illustrated, and The Ringer all have the Kings taking the Turkish big man.

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July 29, 2021 4:51 pm
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Personally, I don’t want BIG man…

Kuminga is gonna drop to us, just pick him !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

TheGrantNapear
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July 29, 2021 5:00 pm

Kuminga, if Kuminga is gone, pick Sengun. One of the two if not both should be there

SexyNapear
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July 29, 2021 4:51 pm

What happened to the Harrison Barnes market? I’ve heard nothing about him

HongKongKingsFan
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July 29, 2021 4:58 pm

Moody looks short on camera…

HongKongKingsFan
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July 29, 2021 5:00 pm

and Wagner looks taller than 6″9

TheGrantNapear
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July 29, 2021 5:07 pm

Wagner is 6’11

NickS
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July 29, 2021 4:59 pm

I’m feeling Ziaire!

Kfan
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July 29, 2021 5:00 pm

Some ugly suits in the house. Didn’t see any purple looking to be a King suits. Wagner going to fakers based on his suit

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July 29, 2021 5:02 pm
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Sengun was repping something like Celtic’s green.

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July 29, 2021 5:03 pm
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Or Bucks

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July 29, 2021 5:08 pm
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Or Bucks. Good to see you hear my friend. I thought the color was too close to baby shit green but he did have a nicely cut waistcoat.

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July 29, 2021 5:15 pm
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I’m pretty much just a lurker here on this new site. Can’t really see new comments if you aren’t in the discussion live. So just a reader.

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July 29, 2021 5:16 pm
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Welcome!

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July 29, 2021 5:17 pm
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Regardless. I’m mostly a lurker myself. At least we have a place to lurk

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July 29, 2021 5:28 pm
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Good to see you Kfan! Agree on new comments being an issue.

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July 29, 2021 5:05 pm

Trade Fox. Trade Haliburton. Build around Metu.

Somebody had to say it.

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July 29, 2021 5:07 pm
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I agree,

Ramsey, King, Woodard, Metu and Jones is gonna bring Sacramento the CHAMPION !!!

And Louis King will be the MVP and FMVP

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July 29, 2021 5:35 pm

Thanks for the bold print, I don’t have to use my readers. Also, can you pass the dutchie on the left hand side?

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July 29, 2021 5:07 pm

The lakers really gonna kangz themselves by going after Russ? Only a little mad because that means no more lakers rings for the decade. Zero-sum game, but I’ll take it over a blowout loss.

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July 29, 2021 5:11 pm
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Glad u agree honestly, it’s a far worse fit imo.. o well, big €œstar€ in russ

richie88
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July 29, 2021 5:12 pm

I’m surprised that this isn’t a virtual draft. The NHL draft was just a week ago & it was virtual.

HongKongKingsFan
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July 29, 2021 5:12 pm

NO SPOILER here , right ?

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July 29, 2021 5:13 pm

Is it too early to be concerned that McNair is two offseasons and a trade deadline in and has done almost nothing to actually improve the team?

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July 29, 2021 5:15 pm
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Calm down we have been mentioned in a lot of trade rumors. That counts for something right? Haha

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July 29, 2021 5:18 pm

Is Tradé Rumors an unscouted player I haven’t heard about? 😉

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July 29, 2021 5:19 pm
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May or may not be Serbian haha

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July 29, 2021 5:41 pm
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Not a bad player. 2 guard at USF. Was expected to grow a bit more than he did, concerns with D and FT’s. 3 pt shot questionable

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July 29, 2021 5:18 pm
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I agree. It’s time for him to earn his dough. He’s got assets to deal

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July 29, 2021 5:17 pm

What little hope there was is now dead.

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July 29, 2021 5:18 pm
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Pelinka was like monte your money is on the dresser gtfo.

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July 29, 2021 5:47 pm

So what you are saying is we got Cash Considerations!

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July 29, 2021 5:21 pm
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Kings used as leverage

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July 29, 2021 5:23 pm
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Sure seems that way. Even Ham is saying it’s a huge blow to the Kings.

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July 29, 2021 5:25 pm
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Happy to not have to root for Kuzma. Hope we can find another Buddy Buckets Buyer

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July 29, 2021 5:22 pm

Still think Vivek wants Monte to make a godfather offer for Simmons.

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July 29, 2021 5:26 pm
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The info I’ve seen Simmons asking price are absolutely ridiculous, in particular for a guy with the yips. I saw earlier that the Sixers wanted something like 7, Wiseman and two more firsts for Simmons.

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July 29, 2021 5:25 pm

Does Monte know he can make trades right now?

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July 29, 2021 5:26 pm
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He missed out on the same trade twice!!! Fire Monte

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July 29, 2021 5:30 pm
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3rd time’s a charm. All star weekend

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July 29, 2021 5:33 pm
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We had a better GM two GMs ago?

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July 29, 2021 5:35 pm
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Yeah, we have all the time in the world! It’s not like this team needs improvement.

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July 29, 2021 5:29 pm
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So I know this is worthless intel but per a friend who has a connection to someone at 1 Kangz plaza they are shook and this has their strategy all fucked up now. They had a verbal agreement in place before WAS swooped in. Hearing the mood is less than happy at DOCO haha.

Almost sincerely feel bad for Monte like how do you explain cursed ground to someone trying to build a house on it?

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TheGrantNapear
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July 29, 2021 5:30 pm

Receipts please.

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July 29, 2021 5:31 pm
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Not gonna get anyone fired for a like. But honestly do feel bad if it’s true.

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July 29, 2021 5:31 pm

Reminds me of the Bogi trade last year

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July 29, 2021 5:32 pm

Thanks for the info, but I can’t feel bad for him. This is the job. He’s been in the chair for a year, and it’s his job to improve the team. If his whole strategy depended on that one deal, that’s not a strategy.

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July 29, 2021 5:34 pm
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Exactly. The guy has been in the league for a long time. If he got played, it’s on him.

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July 29, 2021 5:38 pm
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I agree, unless it someone higher up on the chain *cough Martina/Vivek* that leaked it to make themselves look good or other motive ie player. Happens in politics all the time.

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July 29, 2021 5:50 pm

Whatever, move along, move along, nothing to see here.

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July 29, 2021 5:51 pm

Like a young player a new GM sometimes have to experience a few bumps before figuring it out.

All the talk about not doing anything. It would be easier if he had good cards to trade, instead he inherited a bad hand. If you trade to trade, which sometimes the Kings have done, you just make your playing cards worse.

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July 29, 2021 5:29 pm

Can’t judge moves made today until later but McNair definitely got played by the Lakers for a better deal at the very least.

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July 29, 2021 5:31 pm
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Fakers played themselves IMO.

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July 29, 2021 5:30 pm

Hey “McGenius”, there’s still time but:

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July 29, 2021 5:37 pm
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I mean, if the dude was drinking coffee, he might get something done. I’m picturing a couch and some grass and a lot of Doritos.

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July 29, 2021 5:38 pm
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Wait, it’s already started? Thought it was 8 pm

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July 29, 2021 5:40 pm
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#Crandall’d

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July 29, 2021 5:47 pm
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He is on another continent TBF.

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July 29, 2021 5:50 pm
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I was quoting Monte on the couch

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July 29, 2021 6:49 pm
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I’m not that smart if you haven’t noticed.

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July 29, 2021 5:31 pm

Bogi trade debacle and now the Buddy trade debacle.
monte’s trade/FA track record is sketch so far

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July 29, 2021 5:38 pm
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Wait until Holmes leaves for nothing!

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July 29, 2021 5:34 pm

Please, someone pick Kuminga before the Kings are on the clock…please!

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July 29, 2021 5:36 pm

Who is predicted at 21..That’s who we will pick

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July 29, 2021 5:37 pm

SENGUNNA BE THE PICK

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July 29, 2021 5:38 pm

Shit is about to get weird.

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July 29, 2021 5:40 pm
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Are you an oracle or something? Giddy?

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July 29, 2021 5:40 pm

What is happening?

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July 29, 2021 5:40 pm

giddey at 6? Ok this could get interesting

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July 29, 2021 5:42 pm
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As I mentioned earlier today, Giddey was the clear pick over Sengun if you were going international

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July 29, 2021 5:40 pm

Things are getting interesting.

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July 29, 2021 5:41 pm

Two surprise picks already, just wait until the surprise the team picking at 9 makes.

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July 29, 2021 5:44 pm
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Maximos Mamagiannis!

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July 29, 2021 5:45 pm
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You had me at the Greek name.

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July 29, 2021 5:41 pm

so Kuminga or Bouknight?

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July 29, 2021 5:42 pm

Crikey! Giddey at 6!

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July 29, 2021 5:43 pm

Charlotte is absorbing Mason Plumlee into their cap space, which will lower their available space to $13 mil. This likely takes them out of the running as the main contender to swipe Holmes.

Also, the phrase “absorb into cap space” sounds horrifying, like something a gelatinous blob in a low budget 70’s horror flick would do. RIP Mason Plumlee.

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July 29, 2021 5:51 pm
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Like The Blob?

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July 29, 2021 5:44 pm

I am stunned the Warriors didn’t trade this pick

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July 29, 2021 5:45 pm

I am stunned the Kings didn’t trade theirs. I guess our entire strategy is to draft Halliburton in the low lottery every season?

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July 29, 2021 5:47 pm
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I think there’s still about a 10% chance the Kings trade it once they are on the clock

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July 29, 2021 5:51 pm

They on the clock.

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July 29, 2021 5:46 pm

YES! Kuminga off the board

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July 29, 2021 5:47 pm
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I’m relieved!

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July 29, 2021 5:48 pm
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Warriors just drafted a guy who may end up being one the best in the draft and help them win a title or two more. They may also have drafted the biggest risk/bust and they could still win a title or two more. Good pick by them.

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July 29, 2021 5:46 pm

Can we draft Tyrese again? Feels good not screw up the draft

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July 29, 2021 5:47 pm

WHAAAAAT

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July 29, 2021 5:47 pm

Whew

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July 29, 2021 5:48 pm

Wow have to say Kuminga looks phenomenal dress wise. Man on 10s

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July 29, 2021 5:48 pm

Good I wanted Bouknight… Moody… or a trade.

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July 29, 2021 5:48 pm

Sengun or Bouknight please

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July 29, 2021 5:48 pm

Seemed like ESPN camera was on Kuminga the whole time while GSW was on the clock.

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July 29, 2021 5:51 pm

Moses Moody please

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July 29, 2021 5:51 pm

No Wagner

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July 29, 2021 5:51 pm

Bouknight is the falling dagger

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July 29, 2021 5:51 pm

Sengun it would appear

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July 29, 2021 5:51 pm

Hoooo boy here we go.

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July 29, 2021 5:51 pm

Oh wow.

Get a big or go with a 4 guard lineup?

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July 29, 2021 5:52 pm

Fudge€¦ wanted Wagner

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July 29, 2021 5:53 pm
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It was him or Moody for me.

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July 29, 2021 5:52 pm

Wagner off the board

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July 29, 2021 5:52 pm

Sengun Monte, call it IN!!!

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July 29, 2021 5:53 pm

Hoping for Sengun, Moody works too. Can he grow 2 inches like Franz supposedly did?

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July 29, 2021 5:54 pm
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Put him on the stretch rack

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July 29, 2021 5:53 pm

ESPN loves to embarrass us

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