Ask Sam Mailbag: 05.11.18

Do you think Doncic could fall to 6?

King Berango

Source: nbadraft.net

There's a lot of debate nowadays regarding who the GOAT is in NBA history. I think it's funny how soon people forget how good MJ was. Who do you feel is better between Michael and LeBron, and why? Also do you think Michael is indeed the GOAT.

Argie Grigorakos

  • 1960s: Russell and Wilt
  • 1970s: Kareem
  • 1980s: Magic and Bird
  • 1990s: Jordan
  • 2000s: Kobe and Shaq
  • 2010s: LeBron
LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers handles the ball against OG Anunoby #3 of the Toronto Raptors during Game Four of the Eastern Conference Semifinals of the 2018 NBA Playoffs on May 7, 2018 at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio.

Pathetic showing by the Raptors in this series. No one will ever take this bunch seriously ever again. 

Bob Ding

Here's a good mix to make next years team better. Sign Jabari Parker and Derrick Rose to next years team. Make rose our 6th man like he did on the wolves. Then draft Bridges from Villanova and Caleb Martin from Nevada.
I think that team would be legit.

Ryan Carpel

I heard reports LBJ has told people he will never ever play for the Knicks as long as Dolan is the owner. But I believe he's not leaving Cleveland. Yes he and Dan hate each other but he makes Dan a ton of money and for LBJ Dan gives him basically full control of moves. How about Cavs get a top 3 pick?

Mike Sutera

Do you see the Bulls possibly looking to include a player like Holiday and/or Valentine, Portis along with the 22nd pick to move up in the draft and acquire a #13-15 pick such as Kevin Knox or Miles Bridges if they don't fill their gap at the wing early on in the draft? Centers Mitchell Robinson and Robert Williams could also be available. 

On the other hand, I would be fine with an opening lineup of Portis-Markkanen-Porter-LaVine-Dunn...

Tom Plonowski

Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors is congratulated by Andre Iguodala #9 and Kevin Durant #35 after he made a basket against the New Orleans Pelicans during Game Five of the Western Conference Semifinals of the 2018 NBA Playoffs at ORACLE Arena on May 8, 2018 in Oakland, California.

Michael Jordan was saying that 'superteams' were ruining the NBA. Teams like Golden State Warriors, Cleveland Cavaliers, and even Houston, were ruining the NBA because Golden State didn't really need Kevin Durant to win a title, Cleveland shouldn't have needed J.R. Smith to win a title etc.....
Michael won the next 3 because they had Rodman/other superstars who were practically All-Star material, but not from the very start. Some claim Horace Grant was a star because he became an All-Star in one All-Star break season. What's your opinion to that, seeing as how he won his first 3 rings w/o that much of a superteam?

Kieron Smith

Kevin Durant #35 of the Golden State Warriors defends against James Harden #13 of the Houston Rockets during their NBA game at ORACLE Arena on October 17, 2017 in Oakland, California.

GS will make Houston go away.  Better (and more) talent, better D... and better coaching.
Cavs should beat Celtics, but Celts have played better than they 'should', so maybeeee?
The way LeBron is playing & willing them to victory reminds me a little of MJ & the Bulls in '98.  This season, he deserves
the MVP.  And if he can get them there, he's really earned a ring.  On the other hand, the Celtics have been doing it w/out
Kyrie & Hayward. Tatum & Brown were excellent picks.  If they can get past LeBron on a roll like this, then they deserve
to go all the way. I guess GS deserves it too.  Maybe I still have a bad taste from Durant's 'decision'; no love for the likely 'Hampton Champs'.
Niko is still Niko, disappearing for that decisive game.  Good season overall, but not there when they needed him.

Art Alenik