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    I will give some points for Silver being the best (he's only been the Commish for 5yrs):
    - League promotes stars. However it's easy when they can play 40/48minutes
    - The money generated in TV deals and what not is insane
    - Women being hired as coaches
    - How he dealt with Donald Sterling and full on getting him out of the league
    - He works very closely with the video game (NBA2K) with tournaments and what not. It's actually massive for the league
    - His work with LGBT community. NBA always is in the NY Pride parade and he's walking in it. The openness of promoting "everyone can play" is large.
    - The WNBA is like the only working model for female sports league.
    - He's created a league where it dominates the news for months in the offseason with the ability for star players to move in their prime twice. Which promotes sales in a LOT of areas.
    - He's had 0 controversy in the league compared to David Stern. Stern very much saved the league, but he was pretty dirty at doing it. From the frozen envelope, to Jordan's retirement, to multiple lockouts, multiple teams being moved. So it's also just how well Silver has done in comparison to Stern is insane.
    12 team, H2H, 6 keeper league (Keepers in Bold)
    G, A, Pts, +/-, PPP, PIM, FW
    W, GAA, S%, Saves
    2C, 2RW, 2LW, 4D, 2G

    C: Eichel, Pettersson, Kopitar,
    LW: Marchand, Marchessault (C), Tatar (LW)
    RW: Marner, Wilson, Strome (C)
    D: Carlson, Barrie, Makar, Theodore, Pietrangelo
    G: Andersen, Halak, Samsanov
    IR: Dubnyk

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2014olympicgold View Post
    I will give some points for Silver being the best (he's only been the Commish for 5yrs):
    - League promotes stars. However it's easy when they can play 40/48minutes
    - The money generated in TV deals and what not is insane
    - Women being hired as coaches
    - How he dealt with Donald Sterling and full on getting him out of the league
    - He works very closely with the video game (NBA2K) with tournaments and what not. It's actually massive for the league
    - His work with LGBT community. NBA always is in the NY Pride parade and he's walking in it. The openness of promoting "everyone can play" is large.
    - The WNBA is like the only working model for female sports league.
    - He's created a league where it dominates the news for months in the offseason with the ability for star players to move in their prime twice. Which promotes sales in a LOT of areas.
    - He's had 0 controversy in the league compared to David Stern. Stern very much saved the league, but he was pretty dirty at doing it. From the frozen envelope, to Jordan's retirement, to multiple lockouts, multiple teams being moved. So it's also just how well Silver has done in comparison to Stern is insane.
    Thanks for the info, and now that you mention it, it starts to make a little bit of sense.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bondon View Post
    Thanks for the info, and now that you mention it, it starts to make a little bit of sense.
    Ya Stern saved the league for the owners, Stern and Silver together made the players a ton of money, and now Silver is making the league just great outside of the actual games. Silver isn't just working to make the owners money like Bettman, or isn't a puppet like Goodell.

    The League dominance in the states is still NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL. But the gap between NFL and NBA is shrinking, in a few yrs it very well could see NBA being the "big" sport in the States. And who would have guessed that 6yrs ago (before Silver fully took over)? So I put that growth on Silver.
    12 team, H2H, 6 keeper league (Keepers in Bold)
    G, A, Pts, +/-, PPP, PIM, FW
    W, GAA, S%, Saves
    2C, 2RW, 2LW, 4D, 2G

    C: Eichel, Pettersson, Kopitar,
    LW: Marchand, Marchessault (C), Tatar (LW)
    RW: Marner, Wilson, Strome (C)
    D: Carlson, Barrie, Makar, Theodore, Pietrangelo
    G: Andersen, Halak, Samsanov
    IR: Dubnyk

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    The most Kawhi could earn with LAC in 2021 (if he does not opt-in) is 4yr/196mill

    Because of early bird rights, Leonard is not eligible to sign a 5yr/253mill

    221mill (SAS) to 190mill(TOR), to 141mill (LAC) to now 103mill(LAC) - he has left 118mill on the table.
    12 team, H2H, 6 keeper league (Keepers in Bold)
    G, A, Pts, +/-, PPP, PIM, FW
    W, GAA, S%, Saves
    2C, 2RW, 2LW, 4D, 2G

    C: Eichel, Pettersson, Kopitar,
    LW: Marchand, Marchessault (C), Tatar (LW)
    RW: Marner, Wilson, Strome (C)
    D: Carlson, Barrie, Makar, Theodore, Pietrangelo
    G: Andersen, Halak, Samsanov
    IR: Dubnyk

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