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2020.09.22 10:30 mediuqrepmes [OC] Comprehensive list of possible Chris Paul trades with every other team in the league

Here’s my overview of the universe of possible CP3 trades. I’ve gone through each team’s cap sheet and identified how a Chris Paul trade could be constructed. Wherever possible I’ve proposed one or more specific trades.
To trade for Chris Paul’s $41M salary for 2020-21, most teams will need to send at least $33M in outgoing salary to make the trade legal under the CBA’s salary matching rules. The exceptions are the handful of teams that have significant cap space.
I focused on what works cap-wise. For the most part I omitted specific draft picks. The list is comprehensive, so there are teams here for the sake of completeness that make no sense as CP3 trade partners. For every trade, Chris Paul is the only player OKC is sending out; including additional OKC players in the trade configurations would have made this writeup too long. Some players are so obviously unavailable (e.g., Doncic, Steph Curry, LeBron) that I omitted them from potential trade constructions.
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2020.09.22 02:31 NoYeezyAtWeezyHeezy All Album Releases for Summer (June - August) of 2020

Below is a list of all the albums and EP's that were released in June through August. If there are any I missed or anything you think should be added, let me know and I'll gladly add it because I'm sure there are many I have missed. I've linked all of the ones that there have been album discussions if you would like to go leave your thoughts or rank the album. Also leave a comment below if one or multiple albums stood out to you for the month. Enjoy!

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2020.09.17 22:46 brain_overclocked Sports Affiliated Voting Initiatives Table: NBA

Sports Affiliated Voting Initiatives Table: NBA

Vote: NBA arenas & facilities being used for 2020 election
RISE to Vote: RISE to Vote is a nonpartisan initiative of RISE that partners with sports teams, leagues and athletes to improve civic engagement in our country.
Early Voters: for some states only certain precincts can vote at the stadiums, make sure you check ahead of time.
Know How To Vote, and Check Your Deadlines
Team City State Location Events Other
Atlanta Hawks Atlanta GA State Farm Arena Early voting location for Fulton County residents only for the Presidential General Election and Special Election, Oct. 12-30. This location is for early voting only, and will not be open during election day. Voter registration competition with Golden State Warriors.
Brooklyn Nets Brooklyn NY Barclays Center Will host voters for Early Voting, Oct. 24 – Nov. 1, and on Election Day, Nov. 3. Social Justice Commitment Statement
Charlotte Hornets Charlotte NC Spectrum Center Will host early voting for the 2020 elections from October 15 – 31. Voting hours will be 8 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. on weekdays, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. on Saturdays and 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. Swarm the Polls
Cleveland Cavaliers Cleveland OH Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse Will host National Voter’s Registration Day, September 22nd from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Polling location for Nov. 3rd election for registered voters residing in precincts I, L and Q in Cleveland’s Ward 3. National Voters Registration Day
Dallas Mavericks Dallas TX American Airlines Center Will host as a polling location for the Nov. 3rd election. VOTE Mavs Take Action!
Detroit Pistons Detroit MI Henry Ford Performance Center Will host as a voting center for the Nov. 3rd election. Get In the Game. VOTE.
Houston Rockets Houston TX Toyota Center Will be open to any registered voter in Harris County from Oct. 13-30 and on Election Day, Nov. 3. Hours of operation will run seven days a week from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. N/A
Golden State Warriors Oakland, San Francisco, and Santa Cruz CA Oakland Facility, Kaiser Permanente Arena, Thrive City Oakland Facility and Kaiser Permanente Arena in Santa Cruz will both serve as polling sites and ballot drop-off locations on Election Day, November 3, 2020. The Oakland Facility will also serve as a poll worker training location. Thrive City will serve as a ballot drop-off location for San Francisco County voters from October 31 through November 3. Voter registration competition with Atlanta Hawks.
Indiana Pacers Indianapolis IN Bankers Life Fieldhouse If you are registered to vote in Marion County then you can go to Bankers Life Filedhouse to vote on Nov. 3rd. N/A
LA Clippers Inglewood CA The Forum Voters will be able to vote in person or drop off mail-in ballots at the Forum from October 24 - November 3. N/A
Los Angeles Lakers Los Angeles CA Staples Center Voters can cast their ballot at beginning Friday, October 30 through Election Day, November 3. Will also act as a Vote by Mail Drop Box location for those who prefer to drop off their voted mail-in ballot in an official drop box provided by the L.A. County Registrar's office. More Than A Vote is spearheaded by LeBron James.
Milwaukee Bucks Milwaukee WI Fiserv Forum From Oct. 20 through Nov. 1, the City of Milwaukee announced that voters may cast their ballots in-person at Fiserv Forum for the Nov. 3 election. N/A
New York Knicks New York City NY Madison Square Garden Manhattan voters who are assigned to Madison Square Garden can vote early from October 24th thru November 1st with varying hours, including weekends, early morning and evening hour options. Voting booths will be located at Madison Square Garden’s Chase Square, at the 7th Avenue entrance between 31st and 33rd Streets in New York, NY. N/A
Oklahoma City Thunder Oklahoma City OK Chesapeake Energy Arena As part of the program, the Thunder will hold voter registration drives inside Chesapeake Energy Arena every Saturday from Sept.12 - Oct. 4, leading up to the Oct. 9 deadline to register to vote in the Nov. 3 general election. Thunder Vote
Orlando Magic Orlando FL Amway Center Will be open on September 22 for voter registration. This will also take place inside the Disney Atrium from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. The facility will be open starting October 19 – November 1, 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. on the north side of Amway Center at the Church Street entrance inside the Disney Atrium. All registered voters from Orange County will be able to cast their ballot. Get Off the Bench. Get Into the Game. VOTE
Philadelphia 76ers Philadelphia PA Wells Fargo Center Undecided Vote 76
Phoenix Suns Pheonix AZ Veterans Memorial Coliseum Will serve as a voting center and early voting ballot drop location. A date is still in the works to accept early ballots. N/A
Sacramento Kings Sacramento CA Golden 1 Center Will be open to the public leading up to the General Election, October 24 to November 3. N/A
San Antonio Spurs San Antonio TX AT&T Center Will serve as an early voting site from Oct. 13-30 and Election Day on Tuesday, Nov. 3 N/A
Utah Jazz Salt Lake City UT Vivint Arena Will serve as polling stations for the General Election on Nov. 3 as an alternative to people unable to vote by mail. N/A
Washington Wizards Washington DC Capital One Will be open for Early Voting, which runs Tuesday, October 27, 2020 – Monday, November 2, 2020. The hours for Early Voting are 8:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. On Election Day, Tuesday, November 3, 2020, Capital One Arena will be open from 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Rep the District and Vote
Minnesota Timberwolves Minneapolis-Saint Paul MN N/A N/A Pack the Vote
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2020.09.17 21:13 brain_overclocked Sports Affiliated Voting Initiatives Table: NBA

Sports Affiliated Voting Initiatives Table: NBA

Vote: NBA arenas & facilities being used for 2020 election
RISE to Vote: RISE to Vote is a nonpartisan initiative of RISE that partners with sports teams, leagues and athletes to improve civic engagement in our country.
Early Voters: for some states only certain precincts can vote at the stadiums, make sure you check ahead of time.
Know How To Vote, and Check Your Deadlines
Team City State Location Events Other
Atlanta Hawks Atlanta GA State Farm Arena Early voting location for Fulton County residents only for the Presidential General Election and Special Election, Oct. 12-30. This location is for early voting only, and will not be open during election day. Voter registration competition with Golden State Warriors.
Brooklyn Nets Brooklyn NY Barclays Center Will host voters for Early Voting, Oct. 24 – Nov. 1, and on Election Day, Nov. 3. Social Justice Commitment Statement
Charlotte Hornets Charlotte NC Spectrum Center Will host early voting for the 2020 elections from October 15 – 31. Voting hours will be 8 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. on weekdays, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. on Saturdays and 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. Swarm the Polls
Cleveland Cavaliers Cleveland OH Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse Will host National Voter’s Registration Day, September 22nd from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Polling location for Nov. 3rd election for registered voters residing in precincts I, L and Q in Cleveland’s Ward 3. National Voters Registration Day
Dallas Mavericks Dallas TX American Airlines Center Will host as a polling location for the Nov. 3rd election. VOTE Mavs Take Action!
Detroit Pistons Detroit MI Henry Ford Performance Center Will host as a voting center for the Nov. 3rd election. Get In the Game. VOTE.
Houston Rockets Houston TX Toyota Center Will be open to any registered voter in Harris County from Oct. 13-30 and on Election Day, Nov. 3. Hours of operation will run seven days a week from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. N/A
Golden State Warriors Oakland, San Francisco, and Santa Cruz CA Oakland Facility, Kaiser Permanente Arena, Thrive City Oakland Facility and Kaiser Permanente Arena in Santa Cruz will both serve as polling sites and ballot drop-off locations on Election Day, November 3, 2020. The Oakland Facility will also serve as a poll worker training location. Thrive City will serve as a ballot drop-off location for San Francisco County voters from October 31 through November 3. Voter registration competition with Atlanta Hawks.
Indiana Pacers Indianapolis IN Bankers Life Fieldhouse If you are registered to vote in Marion County then you can go to Bankers Life Filedhouse to vote on Nov. 3rd. N/A
LA Clippers Inglewood CA The Forum Voters will be able to vote in person or drop off mail-in ballots at the Forum from October 24 - November 3. N/A
Los Angeles Lakers Los Angeles CA Staples Center Voters can cast their ballot at beginning Friday, October 30 through Election Day, November 3. Will also act as a Vote by Mail Drop Box location for those who prefer to drop off their voted mail-in ballot in an official drop box provided by the L.A. County Registrar's office. More Than A Vote is spearheaded by LeBron James.
Milwaukee Bucks Milwaukee WI Fiserv Forum From Oct. 20 through Nov. 1, the City of Milwaukee announced that voters may cast their ballots in-person at Fiserv Forum for the Nov. 3 election. N/A
New York Knicks New York City NY Madison Square Garden Manhattan voters who are assigned to Madison Square Garden can vote early from October 24th thru November 1st with varying hours, including weekends, early morning and evening hour options. Voting booths will be located at Madison Square Garden’s Chase Square, at the 7th Avenue entrance between 31st and 33rd Streets in New York, NY. N/A
Oklahoma City Thunder Oklahoma City OK Chesapeake Energy Arena As part of the program, the Thunder will hold voter registration drives inside Chesapeake Energy Arena every Saturday from Sept.12 - Oct. 4, leading up to the Oct. 9 deadline to register to vote in the Nov. 3 general election. Thunder Vote
Orlando Magic Orlando FL Amway Center Will be open on September 22 for voter registration. This will also take place inside the Disney Atrium from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. The facility will be open starting October 19 – November 1, 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. on the north side of Amway Center at the Church Street entrance inside the Disney Atrium. All registered voters from Orange County will be able to cast their ballot. Get Off the Bench. Get Into the Game. VOTE
Philadelphia 76ers Philadelphia PA Wells Fargo Center Undecided Vote 76
Phoenix Suns Pheonix AZ Veterans Memorial Coliseum Will serve as a voting center and early voting ballot drop location. A date is still in the works to accept early ballots. N/A
Sacramento Kings Sacramento CA Golden 1 Center Will be open to the public leading up to the General Election, October 24 to November 3. N/A
San Antonio Spurs San Antonio TX AT&T Center Will serve as an early voting site from Oct. 13-30 and Election Day on Tuesday, Nov. 3 N/A
Utah Jazz Salt Lake City UT Vivint Arena Will serve as polling stations for the General Election on Nov. 3 as an alternative to people unable to vote by mail. N/A
Washington Wizards Washington DC Capital One Will be open for Early Voting, which runs Tuesday, October 27, 2020 – Monday, November 2, 2020. The hours for Early Voting are 8:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. On Election Day, Tuesday, November 3, 2020, Capital One Arena will be open from 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Rep the District and Vote
Minnesota Timberwolves Minneapolis-Saint Paul MN N/A N/A Pack the Vote
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Sports Affiliated Voting Initiatives: NBA

[Vote: NBA arenas & facilities being used for 2020 election]1
[RISE to Vote]2 : RISE to Vote is a nonpartisan initiative of RISE that partners with sports teams, leagues and athletes to improve civic engagement in our country.
Early Voters: for some states only certain precincts can vote at the stadiums, make sure you check ahead of time.
[Know How To Vote]3 , and [Check Your Deadlines]4
Team City State Location Events Other
[Atlanta Hawks]5 Atlanta GA [State Farm Arena]6 Early voting location for Fulton County residents only for the Presidential General Election and Special Election, Oct. 12-30. This location is for early voting only, and will not be open during election day. [Voter registration competition with Golden State Warriors.]7
[Brooklyn Nets]8 Brooklyn NY [Barclays Center]9 Will host voters for Early Voting, Oct. 24 – Nov. 1, and on Election Day, Nov. 3. [Social Justice Commitment Statement]10
[Charlotte Hornets]11 Charlotte NC [Spectrum Center]12 Will host early voting for the 2020 elections from October 15 – 31. Voting hours will be 8 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. on weekdays, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. on Saturdays and 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. [Swarm the Polls]13
[Cleveland Cavaliers]14 Cleveland OH [Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse]15 Will host National Voter’s Registration Day, September 22nd from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Polling location for Nov. 3rd election for registered voters residing in precincts I, L and Q in Cleveland’s Ward 3. [National Voters Registration Day]16
[Dallas Mavericks]17 Dallas TX [American Airlines Center]18 Will host as a polling location for the Nov. 3rd election. [VOTE Mavs Take Action!]19
[Detroit Pistons]20 Detroit MI [Henry Ford Performance Center]21 Will host as a voting center for the Nov. 3rd election. [Get In the Game. VOTE.]22
[Houston Rockets]23 Houston TX [Toyota Center]24 Will be open to any registered voter in Harris County from Oct. 13-30 and on Election Day, Nov. 3. Hours of operation will run seven days a week from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. N/A
[Golden State Warriors]25 Oakland, San Francisco, and Santa Cruz CA [Oakland Facility, Kaiser Permanente Arena, Thrive City]26 Oakland Facility and Kaiser Permanente Arena in Santa Cruz will both serve as polling sites and ballot drop-off locations on Election Day, November 3, 2020. The Oakland Facility will also serve as a poll worker training location. Thrive City will serve as a ballot drop-off location for San Francisco County voters from October 31 through November 3. [Voter registration competition with Atlanta Hawks.]27
[Indiana Pacers]28 Indianapolis IN [Bankers Life Fieldhouse]29 If you are registered to vote in Marion County then you can go to Bankers Life Filedhouse to vote on Nov. 3rd. N/A
[LA Clippers]30 Inglewood CA [The Forum]31 Voters will be able to vote in person or drop off mail-in ballots at the Forum from October 24 - November 3. N/A
[Los Angeles Lakers]32 Los Angeles CA [Staples Center]33 Voters can cast their ballot at beginning Friday, October 30 through Election Day, November 3. Will also act as a Vote by Mail Drop Box location for those who prefer to drop off their voted mail-in ballot in an official drop box provided by the L.A. County Registrar's office. [More Than A Vote]34 is spearheaded by LeBron James.
[Milwaukee Bucks]35 Milwaukee WI [Fiserv Forum]36 From Oct. 20 through Nov. 1, the City of Milwaukee announced that voters may cast their ballots in-person at Fiserv Forum for the Nov. 3 election. N/A
[New York Knicks]37 New York City NY [Madison Square Garden]38 Manhattan voters who are assigned to Madison Square Garden can vote early from October 24th thru November 1st with varying hours, including weekends, early morning and evening hour options. Voting booths will be located at Madison Square Garden’s Chase Square, at the 7th Avenue entrance between 31st and 33rd Streets in New York, NY. N/A
[Oklahoma City Thunder]39 Oklahoma City OK [Chesapeake Energy Arena]40 As part of the program, the Thunder will hold voter registration drives inside Chesapeake Energy Arena every Saturday from Sept.12 - Oct. 4, leading up to the Oct. 9 deadline to register to vote in the Nov. 3 general election. [Thunder Vote]41
[Orlando Magic]42 Orlando FL [Amway Center]43 Will be open on September 22 for voter registration. This will also take place inside the Disney Atrium from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. The facility will be open starting October 19 – November 1, 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. on the north side of Amway Center at the Church Street entrance inside the Disney Atrium. All registered voters from Orange County will be able to cast their ballot. [Get Off the Bench. Get Into the Game. VOTE]44
[Philadelphia 76ers]45 Philadelphia PA [Wells Fargo Center]46 Undecided [Vote 76]47
[Phoenix Suns]48 Pheonix AZ [Veterans Memorial Coliseum]49 Will serve as a voting center and early voting ballot drop location. A date is still in the works to accept early ballots. N/A
[Sacramento Kings]50 Sacramento CA [Golden 1 Center]51 Will be open to the public leading up to the General Election, October 24 to November 3. N/A
[San Antonio Spurs]52 San Antonio TX [AT&T Center]53 Will serve as an early voting site from Oct. 13-30 and Election Day on Tuesday, Nov. 3 N/A
[Utah Jazz]54 Salt Lake City UT [Vivint Arena]55 Will serve as polling stations for the General Election on Nov. 3 as an alternative to people unable to vote by mail. N/A
[Washington Wizards]56 Washington DC [Capital One ]57 Will be open for Early Voting, which runs Tuesday, October 27, 2020 – Monday, November 2, 2020. The hours for Early Voting are 8:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. On Election Day, Tuesday, November 3, 2020, Capital One Arena will be open from 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. [Rep the District and Vote]58
[Minnesota Timberwolves]59 Minneapolis-Saint Paul MN N/A N/A [Pack the Vote]60
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2020.09.16 07:08 the_flagship_me Feeling lost

I graduated from UT this last December and have since moved to San Antonio where it has been nothing short of a struggle. I have lost contact with the majority of the gay friends I had made over the years in Austin and being only an hour south of the gay haven of Texas I am feeling more and more like I've moved to another country. I get the suffocating feeling of being pushed back into the closet. San Antonio is a nice city, but its nothing compared to Austin, and with the added stress of a world consumed and isolated by covid its even harder to be who I know myself to be. It has not only put a dampener on my ability to make gay friends let alone find a partner. I guess what i intend with this post is to find out if by chance there are any of you who know of any gay clubs or groups in San Antonio. Anything ranging from someone to play tennis, or do hoodrat things with. Just looking to make more friends or reconnect with old friends to help pass the time. shoutout to austin gays who come to San antonio or gays who already are here. help me out.
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2020.09.14 16:05 ZandrickEllison Offseason Blueprint: It may feel like the sky is falling for the Milwaukee Bucks, but they're still in rare air right now

The playoffs continue to rage on, but there are 25 teams sitting at home with nothing to do but twiddle their thumbs, tinker with their fantasy football teams, and wait for next season to start.
For their sake, we wanted to look ahead with the next edition of the OFFSEASON BLUEPRINT series. In each, we'll preview some big decisions and make some recommendations for plans of attack along the way. Today, we're looking at the Milwaukee Bucks.
step one: plug your ears and get back to work
There's no getting around it: the 2019-20 playoffs were a disaster for the Milwaukee Bucks. This was a team that had been # 1 all year in terms of win record, SRS, defensive rating, etc. Consider this. Their +10.1 point differential in the regular season was the best in the entire NBA by a margin of 3.7 (next best was +6.4). That means their point differential was 58% better than the next closest team. Based on all that, losing 4-1 in the second round feels like an abject failure, regardless of whether Giannis Antetokounmpo was hobbled or not, and regardless of whether the Miami Heat were a "tough matchup" or not. Championship teams need to leap past those hurdles on their way to the finish line.
What's more concerning from Bucks' fans perspective is how familiar this all must feel. Forget Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (who won the title before his exit), because younger fans won't remember that period anyway. However, all of us can look around at recent history and feel some sense of deja vu.
Primarily, I'm thinking about LeBron James' first stint in Cleveland. The superstar landed on a small market, and lifted them into high-profile and contender status. In 2006-07, 22-year-old James led the Cavs all the way to the Finals, only to get swept 4-0 by the veteran San Antonio Spurs. After that, we naturally presumed that James and the Cavs would get better and better and eventually reach the promised land. And they did -- in the regular season. By 2008-09, LeBron James had become the league MVP, leading the Cavs to finish with a 66-16 record (best in the NBA.) That season, they lost a tough Conference Finals. The next season, James won MVP again, and the Cavs finished with the best record in the league again. Only this time, they got bounced in round TWO.
The Bucks are on that exact same trend. Giannis has won two MVPs in a row -- the Bucks have grabbed the # 1 seed two years in a row -- and they've disappointed in the playoffs two years in a row.
We all remember what happened after the Cavs' hit that roadblock -- LeBron James left the following year. Giannis isn't a free agent yet, but he theoretically could push for a trade, or he could simply wait until next offseason to fly the coop. We've already started to hear the whispers. Miami. Toronto. Golden State. If he wants to mimic LeBron James' career arc, he may be eyeing the Dallas Mavericks, their cap space, and their young international stars. It can be their own version of a super team: the Big III.
If you're a Bucks fan or executive, that fear should keep you up at night. That paranoia may be real.
But still, you can't live in the fear. You need to keep pushing forward, ignoring all the gossip, all the media rumors, all the instagram tea leaves. Even if some of it's real, you need to block it out. You have a job to do. Win. Championship-caliber teams and title chances don't come along very often in a league with 30 teams. Even if they just run it back, the Bucks have a chance to win the championship. Even if it's just for one more year, even if it's your own Last Dance, you strap on your dancing shoes and go for it.
After all, there's no Giannis trade that's going to make sense from a basketball perspective. If you lose Giannis (via trade or via free agency), you may never be in this position ever again. This is it. This is your chance. Be grateful that you even get one, because most front offices and coaching staffs don't.
step two: build a title machine, not a title team
When you're scared that your superstar may leave, there's a tendency to get desperate with "win now!" moves. The Cleveland Cavaliers did the same with LeBron James, adding players like old Ben Wallace and old Shaq. Didn't work.
There may be some temptation to do the same here, with names like Chris Paul already being thrown around. Presumably, the logic goes that if the Bucks win in 2021, then Giannis won't leave.
But we also have recent history to suggest that's not true either. The Toronto Raptors acquired Kawhi Leonard, won the championship, and still lost him in free agency. Players don't base their decisions around the past; they base decisions about what's best for their FUTURE.
By those standards, the Bucks need to be concerned. They've built the roster around Giannis, but it's a fairly old roster. Khris Middleton is still in his prime, but Eric Bledsoe is already 30 (and under contract for 3 more years.) Brook Lopez is 32 (and under contract for 3 more years.) Wes Matthews is 33, and George Hill is 34. This is a supporting cast that may have peaked, and may get worse and worse over time. Would Giannis want to sign a long-term contract with a team with diminishing returns around him?
With that in mind, the Bucks should only make a major trade if it yields a star in his 20s. No Chris Paul, no Al Horford. The ideal acquisitions for this team would be players like Bradley Beal (27 years old) or C.J. McCollum (28). Both of them can space the floor for Giannis, but also create their own scoring as well. Better yet, their skill sets should age well and keep them valuable for the next 4-5 years. If Giannis gave the greenlight (and signed on the dotted line), the Bucks could make a Clippers-PG3 esque move and mortgage their future drafts to acquire a star like that.
Realistically, that may be too high of a bar. They're the template, but they're likely out of the Bucks' price range in terms of assets. Other candidates that have been floated on the market include Buddy Hield (a super fit as a shooter), and Otto Porter (injury prone and expensive, but still effective as a 3+D player when healthy.) Jrue Holiday may be an intriguing option, although he'd technically break our rule because he just turned "30" in June. Still, Holiday is a great guy and a versatile defender, so he may be worth betraying our bolded mandate.
step three: no weak links allowed in the machine
We've been taught through history lessons and Michael Jordan mythology that the best player in the NBA is supposed to win the title, no matter what. Alas, it's nearly impossible in today's climate for a superstar to win a championship without a great supporting cast. Either you need a superstar teammate, or an incredibly balanced roster around you.
The Bucks have a very good supporting cast, but it's probably a little shy of title worthy. The shooting guard position is a potential weak link.
Current starter Wes Matthews is a tough dude who fits the 3+D profile, but his 3 and his D ain't quite what it used to be. He still fights admirably, but he's approaching 34 and saddled with a lot of mileage and injury history. This season, he struggled to find his rhythm offensively, registering a 54.7% true shooting. That's actually not a bad number on its own, but it was the lowest among the Bucks' top 10 rotation players.
With Matthews aging, the hope is that 23-year-old Donte DiVicenzo can step up and grab hold of that mantle. That's still up in the air. DiVicenzo has virtues: good athleticism, good energy, solid defense, but he's still developing his shot and learning to play under control. It may be a leap of faith to presume that he'd be ready to start for a title team next season. Meanwhile, Pat Connaughton is OK, but he's a free agent and wouldn't be any great shakes himself.
Presuming we don't land a great trade, what do we do here? The options may be limited, given the lack of cap space and movable trade assets.
The Bucks may need to find a place-holder again until they're confident that DiVicenzo can play 25-30 minutes a night. You may be able to find a decent stopgap in the trade market: someone like Terrence Ross (ORL), or Reggie Bullock (NYK), or Jeremy Lamb (IND).
The New Orleans Pelicans would intrigue me as potential trade partner, given their abundance of riches (and question marks) at the guard position. They'll have Jrue Holiday and Lonzo Ball under contract, as well as promising combo guards like Nickeil Alexander-Walker and Josh Hart. Those latter two may be great options for the Bucks' long-term approach. If "short term" is the goal, then you'd have to consider J.J. Redick as well. The defense and age are issues, but Redick still lit it up to the tune of 45% shooting from 3 this year. Platooning Redick and DiVincenzo isn't a terrible option. And hell, let's throw one more Pelican into the mix. If I ran the Bucks, I'd try to sign free agent E'Twaun Moore, an underrated 3+D player who got lost in the shuffle this season. Moore has enough length to play the 2 or 3, and could soak up 25 minutes for the team. Adding more competent wings would also give the team some flexibility in their lineups and rotations to go big or small as they please.
step four: if all else fails, embrace organic farming
Let's say the Milwaukee Bucks don't acquire a third star. Let's say they don't land an upgrade on the margins either. Let's say they have to enter 2020-21 with this exact same roster. If that's the case, they're still likely going to win 50+ games, still likely going to be a threat to make the Finals. It's not the end of the world by any stretch.
However, if the Bucks can't shake up or tweak their roster, then they're going to have to rely more on internal improvements. We already mentioned Donte DiVincenzo as a major piece of the future and a potential starter down the road. It'd be great if we could see that trajectory for PF D.J. Wilson as well. After doing nothing as a rookie, he started to find some footing as a sophomore (playing 18.4 minutes a night.) But instead of improve again, he took a sizable step back.
If Wilson can shake it off and get back on schedule, it would be very helpful for the team. PF Marvin Williams is retiring, and PF Ersan Ilyasova is 33 years old himself. It's imperative that the Bucks find a capable stretch PF for the future, not only to back up Giannis at the 4 but also to play alongside him when he slides over to the 5.
This draft may also represent an opportunity to add a rotation player. The Bucks will have Indiana's draft pick -- # 24 overall. It's not likely to yield a star, but they should be able to find a contributor.
Let's take a look at some names to file away. Tyrell Terry (Stanford) is a smaller guard, but he's an elite shooter (41% from 3, 89% from the FT line.) Perhaps he can be our C.J. McCollum -- or at least, our Seth (not Steph) Curry off the bench. Terry's ranked in the 20s, but some sites like The Ringer have him a lot higher (# 9 for them.) Speaking of potential sleepers, I'd be intrigued by PF/C Killian Tillie (Gonzaga). He's also a top notch shooter for his position. He's limited in terms of defense and durability, but playing next to Giannis can cure a lot of problems. I also like SF Robert Woodard II (Mississippi State), a 6'7" wing with 3+D potential.
Regardless of who the Bucks take, they need to show that they can develop him well. As we've mentioned numerous times, this is an older supporting cast that will slowly decay. Replacing those talents with competent rotational players will be key to sustaining the team's success.
step five: have a Plan B, C, D and E in your back pocket
Coach Mike Budenholzer has gotten a lot of flak for his playoff performance, and there's validity to that criticism. Throughout his career, Bud has done a lot better in the regular season than the postseason. He's gotten spanked too many times, losing 3-4 games in a row in a fashion that shouldn't happen for a high-level coach. At times, he appears to be a step slow to adjust, freezes, and watches the train roll over him.
In some ways, I wonder if the Bucks were a victim of their own success here. They've been SO GOOD in the regular season that they've never seemed to need a Plan B. They can lock you down on D, use those transition opportunities to score at will, and dominate the game so easily that Giannis can check out and eat gyros by the 4th quarter.
However, we can see the pitfalls of that when teams slow down their typical gameplan, and cause the Bucks to scramble for new looks. Does this team have the ability to counter-punch?
One potential wrinkle I'd be curious to see is whether they'd be more effective in playoff games with Eric Bledsoe coming off the bench. While George Hill is old, he's still a good 3+D player who can hold the fort at PG. In fact, he's a better shooter and spacer than Bledsoe. For his part, Bledsoe is more of a playmaker and wrecking ball who could theoretically have more freedom and more impact in leading a second unit.
Is that the answer? Is going small the answer? Is playing Giannis closer to 40 minutes (in the playoffs) the answer?
I dunno. But I'm not paid to know. And I'm not expecting Coach Bud to have all the answers right now. But from what we've seen, the team needs to be more willing to throw some potential solutions at the wall and see what sticks rather than allowing themselves to get stomped out of another playoff series. Because if this happens again, they may as well call up United Airlines and get the blond flight attendants ready, because Giannis will be flying out of here.
previous offseason blueprints
CHA, CHI, IND, GS, MIN, NYK, POR, SA, SAC, UTA
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2020.09.13 23:31 ChiefMcKweef87 Starbucks Partner Markout

Hi everyone!! I just started working at Starbucks here in San Antonio a few weeks ago and I had a question about partner discounts/markouts. The way it was explained to me was basically every week starting Monday of each week partners are able to get a free pound of coffee, k-cup, etc. What about drinks and food?
For example: If I don’t work a certain day, am I able to go to any Starbucks location and get a free drink and free food per day? Or is that only on a day that I’m scheduled to work?
I went to a nearby Starbucks store near my other job (I work two jobs, one at Starbucks and the other is at a retail store) and after going a few times every other day I got a few cross eyed looks by the partners. Maybe they think I’m taking advantage of our markouts? One of them even asked if I was working today at my Starbucks store and it made me feel like a POS.
Of course if I was intentionally taking advantage of our partner perks I wouldn’t be posting about it here but I genuinely don’t know. Thanks everyone!
Also, do we do Nitro Venti Cold brews? I was told by another store they couldn’t do it and that it only goes up to grande. Hmmm
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2020.09.10 10:35 SimNews_ MSFS Includes Hundreds of Photorealistic Cities

MSFS Includes Hundreds of Photorealistic Cities

As we have learned, the entire Earth of the next-generation Microsoft Flight Simulator is based on Bing Maps satellite imagery, filled with Blackshark.ai’s auto-generated objects, such as houses, trees, and windmills. A few hundreds of cities, strictly speaking of 341, mostly in North America and Europe, have been presented more accurately by using photogrammetry.
In some cities, the data may be a few years old, which can be seen as old commercials in some of the billboards. More highly modeled cities will come in the future as World Update for sure, although there is no confirmation on this yet. Below is the list of highly modeled cities, organized by countries and states (United States).
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Australia

  • Canberra
  • Darwin City
  • Gold Coast
  • Hobart
  • Newcastle
  • Wollongong

Belgium

  • Brussels

Canada

  • Calgary
  • Edmonton
  • Hamilton
  • London
  • Montreal
  • Ottawa
  • Quebec City
  • Toronto
  • Vancouver
  • Victoria
  • Winnipeg

Denmark

  • Copenhagen

France

  • Aix-en-Provence
  • Bordeaux
  • Lille
  • Marseille
  • Montpellier
  • Rennes
  • Rouen
  • Strasbourg

Germany

  • Aachen
  • Augsburg
  • Berlin
  • Bremen
  • Brunswick
  • Dresden
  • Duisburg
  • Halle (Saale)
  • Hamburg
  • Karlsruhe
  • Kiel
  • Leipzig
  • Magdeburg
  • Mannheim
  • Mönchengladbach
  • Munich
  • Münster
  • Nuremberg
  • Oberhausen

Italy

  • Bologna
  • Catania
  • Florence
  • Milan
  • Naples
  • Palermo
  • Rome
  • Venice
  • Verona

Spain

  • Alicante
  • Barcelona
  • Córdoba
  • Madrid
  • Marbella
  • Murcia
  • Pamplona
  • Seville
  • Valencia
  • Vigo

Switzerland

  • Zürich

United Kingdom

  • Portsmouth
  • Southampton

Alabama

  • Anniston
  • Auburn
  • Birmingham
  • Decatur
  • Dothan
  • Huntsville
  • Mobile
  • Montgomery
  • Spanish Fort

Arizona

  • Anthem
  • Carefree
  • Catalina Foothills
  • Drexel Heights
  • Flagstaff
  • Lake Havasu City
  • Mesa
  • Oro Valley
  • Peoria
  • Phoenix
  • Prescott
  • San Tan Valley
  • Tempe
  • Tucson
  • Yuma

Arkansas

  • Little Rock

California

  • Agua Caliente
  • Anaheim
  • Antioch
  • Bakersfield
  • Castro Valley
  • Chico
  • Concord
  • Davis
  • Desert Hot Springs
  • Downey
  • Elk Grove
  • Fairfield
  • Foster City
  • Fremont
  • Fresno
  • Glendale
  • Hanford
  • Hollister
  • Hollywood
  • Inglewood
  • La Habra
  • Lodi
  • Long Beach
  • Los Angeles
  • Los Gatos
  • Madera
  • Manteca
  • Modesto
  • Moreno Valley
  • Oceanside
  • Oxnard
  • Palm Springs
  • Palmdale
  • Perris
  • Porterville
  • Redding
  • Reedley
  • Richmond
  • Sacramento
  • Salinas
  • San Bernardino
  • San Diego
  • San Francisco
  • San Jose
  • Santa Ana
  • Santa Barbara
  • Santa Clarita
  • Santa Cruz
  • Santa Monica
  • Selma
  • Simi Valley
  • Stockton
  • Temecula
  • Ukiah
  • Visalia
  • Yuba City
  • Yucaipa

Colorado

  • Boulder
  • Colorado Springs
  • Denver

Connecticut

  • Bridgeport
  • New Haven
  • Stamford

Delaware

  • Dover
  • Wilmington

Florida

  • Brandon
  • Clermont
  • Daytona Beach
  • Deltona
  • Flagler Beach
  • Fort Lauderdale
  • Fort Myers
  • Gainesville
  • Gulf Breeze
  • Immokalee
  • Jacksonville
  • Key West
  • Lake City
  • Lakeland
  • Leesburg
  • Marco Island
  • Miami
  • New Smyrna Beach
  • Ocala
  • Okeechobee
  • Orange Park
  • Orlando
  • Pace
  • Palatka
  • Palm Bay
  • Palm Beach
  • Palmetto Bay
  • Panama City
  • Pensacola
  • Poinciana
  • Port Charlotte
  • Port St. Lucie
  • Sarasota
  • Sebring
  • Spring Hill
  • St. Petersburg
  • Tallahassee
  • Tampa
  • Tarpon Springs
  • Titusville
  • Universal Studios Florida
  • Venice
  • Walt Disney World Resort
  • Winter Haven
  • Winter Park
  • Zephyrhills

Georgia

  • Atlanta
  • Brunswick
  • Columbus
  • Gainesville
  • Griffin
  • LaGrange
  • Macon
  • Marietta
  • Peachtree City
  • Riverdale
  • Roswell
  • Savannah
  • Sea Island
  • St. Marys
  • Statesboro
  • Valdosta

Illinois

  • Carbondale
  • Champaign
  • Chicago
  • Kankakee
  • Marion
  • Rock Island
  • Springfield

Indiana

  • Fort Wayne
  • Indianapolis
  • Kokomo
  • Michigan City
  • South Bend

Iowa

  • Des Moines

Kansas

  • Topeka
  • Wichita

Kentucky

  • Louisville

Louisiana

  • Baton Rouge
  • Monroe
  • New Orleans
  • Shreveport

Maine

  • Augusta
  • Portland

Maryland

  • Baltimore

Massachusetts

  • Boston
  • Brockton
  • Lowell
  • Springfield
  • Worcester

Michigan

  • Ann Arbor
  • Detroit

Minnesota

  • Farmington
  • Minneapolis

Mississippi

  • Gulfport
  • Jackson
  • Laurel

Missouri

  • Columbia
  • Jefferson City
  • Kansas City
  • Springfield
  • St. Louis

Nebraska

  • Lincoln
  • Omaha

Nevada

  • Carson City
  • Las Vegas
  • Reno

New Hampshire

  • Concord

New Jersey

  • Edison
  • Middletown
  • Newark
  • Toms River
  • Trenton
  • Willingboro

New Mexico

  • Albuquerque
  • Bernalillo
  • Las Cruces
  • Los Lunas
  • Santa Fe

New York

  • New York
  • Niagara Falls
  • Syracuse

North Carolina

  • Durham
  • Greensboro
  • Raleigh
  • Winston-Salem

North Dakota

  • Bismarck
  • Fargo

Ohio

  • Cincinnati
  • Cleveland
  • Columbus
  • Dayton
  • Toledo

Oklahoma

  • Oklahoma City
  • Tulsa

Oregon

  • Beaverton
  • Portland

Pennsylvania

  • Abington
  • Harrisburg
  • McCandless
  • Norristown
  • Philadelphia
  • Pittsburgh

Rhode Island

  • Providence

South Carolina

  • Charleston
  • Columbia
  • Goose Creek
  • Greenville
  • Summerville

South Dakota

  • Pierre

Tennessee

  • Memphis
  • Nashville

Texas

  • Amarillo
  • Austin
  • Brownsville
  • Corpus Christi
  • El Paso
  • Fort Worth
  • Galveston
  • Houston
  • Kingwood
  • Laredo
  • Longview
  • Lubbock
  • McAllen
  • Midland
  • San Antonio
  • The Woodlands

Utah

  • Salt Lake City

Virginia

  • Norfolk
  • Richmond

Washington

  • Everett
  • Seattle
  • Tacoma

Wisconsin

  • Appleton
  • Fond du Lac
  • Green Bay
  • Janesville
  • Madison
  • Milwaukee
  • Oshkosh
  • Sheboygan

Wyoming

  • Cheyenne
Microsoft Flight Simulator is available as a digital purchase from Microsoft Store and Steam as well as a DVD box from Aerosoft. Prices are for Standard 69.99 EUR, Deluxe 89.99 EUR, and Premium Deluxe 119.99 EUR. Standard Edition is also included in Xbox Game Pass for PC monthly subscription.
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2020.09.06 21:00 portlane Ernest Price (July 31, 1925 - Aug. 20, 2020)

Ernest 'Ernie' Howell Price, M.D.
July 31, 1925 - Aug. 20, 2020
Dr. Ernie Price died peacefully in his sleep, Thursday, Aug. 20, 2020, from complications of congestive heart failure.
Ernie Price was born in Madison, Fla., to Ernest and Maude Price. After moving several times around the South and Midwest, Ernie's parents moved to Omaha, Neb., just as he was starting high school. Omaha would be what he considered to be his "home town." Ernie excelled in school and was nicknamed "the brain" by his peers. His senior year, during World War II, he enlisted in the Army Air Corps and started basic training at Keesler Field in Biloxi, Miss. As part of his training, he was enrolled in Michigan College, now known as Michigan State University. It was there he experienced "the highlight of his life" when he met his wife to be, Margaret Ann Barber, at a dance in Lansing. By 1945, Ernie was a Second Lieutenant in the Army Air Corps assigned to Randolph Field near San Antonio, Texas. While there he would propose to Margaret and Sept. 29,1945 they were married in Clear Lake, Iowa, Margaret's hometown.
When the war ended, Ernie and Margaret moved back to Omaha where Ernie enrolled at Creighton University. He received his bachelor's degree in 2 ½ years, taking courses year-round and selling shoes and grading papers to make ends meet. He then enrolled in the University of Nebraska College of Medicine, fulfilling a lifelong dream of becoming a doctor like his grandfather, whom he had very much admired as a young boy. While in medical school, Ernie befriended Dale Reynolds who became his future lifelong medical practice partner. They both decided to become General Practitioners after residency, and in 1953 Ernie moved to Portland, Ore., to join Dale in building their practice and to raise his family in the Cherry Park District of Southeast Portland. Ernie and Dale practiced obstetrics and family medicine for over 30 years out of their offices on 29th and Burnside.
Ernie was active in state, county and local medical societies. He held hospital privileges at Providence Medical Center, where he sat on several boards and was active on their medical staff. He also taught obstetrics at Good Samaritan Hospital for 10 years. Margaret was a stay at home mom, taking care of their four boys and volunteering at Providence Hospital and the Ronald McDonald House. In 1991 Ernie retired from full-time practice to work as the Medical Director for Aetna covering Oregon and Alaska.
Ernie fully retired from working in 1996 and he and Margaret moved to Fairway Village in Vancouver, Wash. They became active in the local travel club, enjoying cruises and trips around the world with new and old friends. Ernie was an avid outdoorsman, enjoying hunting and fishing, especially in Alaska. For 10 years he and his four sons would take an annual "Boys Fishing Trip" there each summer, bringing home great memories and lots of fresh fish that was enjoyed by family and friends. Ernie and Margaret later settled into Russellville Park Retirement Community in Southeast Portland where they lived out the rest of their lives.
Ernie was a kind and loving husband, father, grandfather and friend. Ernie was predeceased by his loving wife of 65 years, Margaret. He will be greatly missed by his only sibling, younger sister, Lauralee Mains of Omaha, Neb.; his sons and daughters-in-law, John (Norma), Mike (Ginny), David (Margo) Jamie (Stella), Kris Price, Laurel Ivers; and his 11 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
There will be a private internment in Willamette National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the Providence Portland Medical Foundation, 4805 N.E. Glisan St., Portland, OR. 97213.
The family wishes to thank the staff and caregivers at Russellville Park, Providence Hospice and Senior Helpers for their kindness and compassion.
Please sign the online guest book at www.oregonlive.com/obits
source: http://obits.oregonlive.com/obituaries/oregon/obituary.aspx?n=ernest-howell-price-ernie-m-d&pid=196745162
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2020.09.05 12:40 nstav13 [Spoilers] The United States and Westward Expansion - Common Setting Discussions

A common trait Assassin’s Creed groups have is the constant theorizing about future settings, because historical tourism is one of the best parts of the series. This series of posts will act as a counter to my Mildly Obscure setting discussions, but rather than looking at a single point, I will be taking a broad setting that is popular and looking at several potential settings to explore within it. Today’s setting is the United States. I want to say that I personally am not a huge fan of the setting, and like WW2, worry about whether or not Ubisoft could actually tactfully do these settings, but due to the lore potential, I’m willing to discuss them. Most of these settings would suffer from issues that plagued Syndicate such as proximity to the modern-day causing fake events and characters to be made to avoid lawsuits, parkour issues from wide streets and small buildings, or painfully tall buildings, and poor weapon variety due to legal carrying restrictions.

Shays’ Rebellion
The American Revolution had a heavy toll on thousands of soldiers. Besides the loss of life and injuries, many men never received their full pay. In the early 1780s, this started to become a major issue, as men returning home from warlike Daniel Shay were being asked to pay large debts and taxes that they couldn’t afford because of the lack of pay. Many protests were held in Massachusetts from 1782 to 1785 against these taxes and to get the pay the veterans had earned. In August 1786, protestors organized to begin forcefully shutting down the courts. Government officials denounced the mob mentality but did nothing to stop it. Daniel Shays would start to organize more of these shutdowns and lead about 300 men to the Springfield Courts, which were then protected by William Shepard who held about 800 men at his command. After a day of demonstrations with no violence, Shepard led his men to the Springfield Armory due to rumors of the mob planning to attack it. By October of 1786 more protests had successfully shut down courts in Taunton, Great Barrington, and Concord. State officials now feared the violence and the potential for civil war and Samuel Adams worked with the state officials to draft a riot act to suspend habeas corpus and imprison the rioters without a trial while advocating for the execution of anyone who tried to rebel against the republic. With the new legislation in place, several of the movement’s leaders were arrested in eastern Massachusetts, causing 4,000 men to form an open rebellion against the “tyrannical state”.
The open rebellion caused Benjamin Lincoln to be granted money to form a militia and march west on January 19th. By that point, Shepard had amassed a local militia of 1200 men at the Springfield Federal Armory (a place he was not technically legally allowed to defend as a local militia)and Daniel Shays had coordinated with Luke Day to advance on the federal armory. Due to correspondence being stopped by Shepard’s men, Shays didn’t know Day was running late by a day and arrived at the armory on January 25th with no support from the west. Shepard had 2 cannons fired as a warning shot which scattered Shays forces. General Lincoln managed to track the army down to Pelham on the 4th of February during a snowstorm and capture about 150 men. Shay went into hiding as Lincoln’s army melted away from lack of funding. By the end of February, the 3000 man army dwindled to less than 200, and during that time a force of 200 men regrouped to attack Stockbridge on early February 27th. The remaining army eventually caught up with them in the night at Sheffield leading to the bloodiest battle of the rebellion with over 30 men killed, and 150 captured. Shays’ Rebellion was ultimately a failure, but it had a large impact on the creation of the modern US constitution and the creation of a standing army. I also think it may be interesting if Shay Cormac had taken the name Daniel Shays during the Revolutionary War to act as a Templar mole searching for the Piece of Eden George Washington would find and that the “little revolution” he referenced at the end of Rogue was not the French Revolution, but him orchestrating Shays’ Rebellion against the new republic that the Templars largely fought against. Daniel Shays would eventually die in 1825, and while Shay would be very old by that point, it would make sense to be that late due to Shay’s relationship with his grandson Cudgel.

War of 1812
America’s relationship with Britain continued to strain during the years following the Revolutionary War. Britain used its colonies in Canada to give supplies and aid to Native American tribes with the intent of those tribes attacking American settlers. By 1805 a confederation of Native Americans formed in the great lakes and would actively kill any European-American settlers. Leading this was Tecumseh who was the brother of the original mastermind of the confederation. This conflict would lead the American government to lead the Battle of Tippecanoe against Tecumseh in 1811, and hostilities only increased from there. During the Napoleonic Wars, Britain set up large blockades of ports to stop Americans from trading with the French. While enforcing this, British ships had killed dozens of Americans and impressed even more into service. On June 1st, 1812, President James Madison sent Congress a list of grievances the United States had with Britain, and 4 days later, Congress voted to declare war for the first time.
The first stage of the war primarily took place in the North East US and Canada. I’d personally say that this should be the bulk of the main map with cities like Baltimore, Detroit, Philadelphia, Washington DC, Montreal, Toronto, and Quebec. And then we could see the other primary theatres as smaller self-contained maps. William Hull initially led the charge into Canada in early July of 1812, only to be chased back out by Shawnee natives combined with forces of the British Major General Isaac Brock who then laid siege to Detroit in August. Following Hull’s defeat, General William Henry Harrison took control of the American Armies and led them to victory in several battles around the Great Lakes, primarily against the Tecumseh Confederacy. On October 5th, 1813, Tecumseh was killed at the Battle of the Thames. The next year was a constant back and forth between Americans and British fighting over forts along the Canada-US border with several notable sieges at York (Toronto), Niagra, Fort Erie, and Plattsburgh. To the west, a series of battles were fought from 1812 to 1814 along the Mississippi River reaching down to St Louis.
The east coast of the US saw a lot of action during the war. Starting in 1812, the British set up a series of blockades around the US. The blockade ended up serving as a large way for Black Refugees to escape slavery and get to Canada where they’d be freed. It also gave partial control of the Chesapeake Bay, and despite attempts to fortify the Potomac River in 1813, by 1814 the British freed of the Napoleonic Wars sent more ships to the war in America, breaking through the fortifications. Their first major attack was the Burning of Washington DC in response to the Battle of York (Toronto) a year prior. The British then went north and led a land and naval battle at Baltimore (the naval bombardment of Baltimore was partially what inspired the lyrics of the Star-Spangled Banner). During the battle, the British General Ross was killed, leaving command to Colonel Arthur Brooke who after finishing the battle, commanded his troops and ships to New Orleans.
The Creek War was the southernmost war partially influenced by Tecumseh’s Confederacy. The Lower Creeks in Alabama had been trading partners for the US and Settlers, adopting many of their cultural practices, while the Upper Creeks controlled the rivers and were concerned about the loss of the culture and lifestyle to encroaching US settlers. Over the course of 2 years, General Andrew Jackson would lead US and Lower Creek troops against the Upper Creeks and ultimately gained 21 million acres for the US in what is now Alabama and Georgia. During this American General James Wilkinson took the city of Mobile and part of western Spanish Florida. At the end of 1814 and January of 1815, the British would lead multiple offenses against New Orleans and Mobile, losing each time. By that point, both the Americans and the British had sent delegates to Ghent to negotiate a stalemate. On December 24th the Treaty of Ghent was signed, but it wouldn’t be until February that the news reached America and the fighting ceased. The most lore we have is that every presidency was contested between Assassins and Templars and the first Templar President was Franklin D. Roosevelt. I do really like this period for opening up the capability of expanding Connor’s Story, tying up Shay, maybe meet Shay’s son. There’s a ton of lore possibilities here. We also know that the apple Connor dropped in the ocean was retrieved by the 20th century, so it’s possible that part of the heavy naval portion of this war and blockade was a British effort to search for the apple.

Mexican-American War
In 1836 the Texas Revolution saw Texas freed from Mexico to the chagrin of Santa Anna, the sitting Mexican President. 9 years later, the Texas Republic continued to face threats from Mexico which did not view them as sovereign; the United States, as a result, annexed Texas. Texas, however, still claimed more land than it owned, and Mexico refused to recognize this, leading to American President James K. Polk to send an emissary to Mexico City to negotiate to buy land on good faith while also sending American troops over the border with the intention of provoking an armed military response. It did, and after American troops were fired upon at Palo Alto, America declared the Mexican-American War on May 13th, 1846. The war itself was largely controversial, including Abraham Lincoln; and many northern abolitionists saw it as a way to strengthen slavery in the south.
The first campaign of the war was to capture what became New Mexico. Santa Fe was captured by August of 1846 but rebels in the area led small assaults and raids for another year until the Battle of Cienega Creek. Following this, General Kearny marched his troops across the Sonoran Desert to California. It took 3 months for news of the war to originally reach California, and when it did, American troops planted flags in San Francisco. American armies would lead several battles just outside San Diego and Los Angeles, with small rebels popping up near San Francisco, but California was largely conquered by January of 1847.
Throughout 1846 troops marched from San Antonio and Corpus Christi to be met with battles in Monterrey and Buena Vista. By March 9th, 1847 General Scott was ordered to bring the war to a close by President Polk by capturing Mexico City. Commodore Matthew C Perry arrived at Veracruz on March 24th and opened it up with a naval bombardment. Despite several soldiers coming down with Yellow Fever during the 12-day siege, General Scott pushed on to Puebla and then Mexico City with Santa Anna expecting the diseases to wipe out the army. After a stop at Puebla due to the sick, Scott marched on to the Battle for Mexico City, a week-long series of battles that left Scott the military governor of the city on September 15th, 1847. Santa Anna then attempted to besiege Puebla but failed due to the Battle of Huamantla lifting the siege in early October. Following the defeat, a new Mexican Government led by Manuel de la Pena y Pena ceded over military control from Santa Anna to General Jose Joaquin de Herrera. The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo was signed on February 2nd, 1848, with nearly 339 million acres of land given to the United States while the US paid $15 million dollars (approximately 5 cents per acre). Once again there’s next to no lore in this area, and we could see Shay’s son or Grandson be active during the war. That said, the United States was extremely aggressive during the war, and making assassins allied with either the US or Mexico could feel somewhat forced, as this was ultimately two countries fighting over land.

The Civil War
I personally don’t wish to discuss this setting too much, as I don’t believe Ubisoft could actually do this setting well, especially with the current lore. First of all, is the reasoning for the war. States' rights were ultimately the reason for southern secession; and slavery was the biggest of those concerns, and many smaller concerns revolved around slavery. Northern abolitionists had been sending over voters to commit voting fraud and try to force states below the Mason-Dixon line to not allow slavery. The Northern states refused to follow the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850, multiple states were displeased with high federal spending, they had issues with the regulation of the banks which hurt southern states more than northern, Northern States ruled congress due to population density, and there were many questions about how the south would survive economically if slavery was abolished. While we all agree in the modern-day that slavery is wrong (and our assassin character should agree), people did not historically hold that view. And to be fair to their fears, following the civil war the southern economy did crash, affecting more than the 1% of land-owning slave owners. Even the now freed blacks had nowhere to go or anything to do because they spent their entire lives on plantations. This resulted in many blacks essentially becoming serfs for their former masters. Segregation and Jim Crow laws only increased after the civil war due to racism, and despite freed black men legally being able to vote, they rarely could because of new racist restrictions. The south wasn’t alone in enacting racist legislation though, as New York has been called the capital of Jim Crow. Northerners may have been against slavery, but that doesn’t mean they cared what came next. Templars were primarily behind the south and secession, while assassins backed the north and abolitionists. Abraham Lincoln’s election is what ultimately set off the secession despite not even being an abolitionist. He, despite being against slavery, agreed that it was sanctioned by the US constitution under the 10th amendment. He cared more about keeping the union together, and still, the south seceded. Lincoln couldn’t let that stand and put northern troops in Fort Sumter, squarely in southern territory. He loaded the fort with arms and rations enough to last a long siege. The newly forming Confederacy of the United States saw this as a threat and fired upon the fort. Just like with the Mexican American War, Lincoln could now claim that not only did he want to keep the Union whole, but the south fired first. Lincoln then (illegally) declared Martial Law in Maryland in order to make sure the capital (Washington DC) wasn’t surrounded by enemies.
Despite the Assassins backing the north, we know from the movie that Assassins also supported the south. Perhaps this was similar to how General Lee was a general for the confederacy because of his family ties despite being against slavery? Perhaps Assassins and templars in the South agreed about very real potential issues with civil rights in the wake of slavery’s abolition and felt the solution could be worked out more diplomatically. We also know Templars controlled major parts of the North. William “Boss” Tweed was the boss of Tammany Hall and played a major part in the Democratic Party’s organization and the corruption in New York City. He was also a Templar master who worked with Cudgel Cormac (the grandson of Shay), to orchestrate the New York City Draft Riots in 1863. An assassin, Varius, worked for the Union and delivered a PoE to General Ulysses S Grant. John Wilkes Booth, a templar affiliate, assassinated Abraham Lincoln and then was killed by assassins 12 days later. Lincoln’s successor, Andrew Johnson, would go on to ratify the 13th through 15th amendments. His presidency was also about when the gilded age began, a period of 30 years marred by mass corruption and monopoly overreach during intense industrialization. Personally, I don’t think Ubisoft should attempt this setting. The rampant racism, the debate over what was a state right, the rise of organizations like the KKK, the bloody battles, and intense politics all still heavily impact the united states. Some men and women today can still say that their grandparents were freed from slavery between 1863-1865. The racism and corruption that poured forth in the aftermath can still be felt by many within the United States, even if such institutions have been since criminalized. The Civil War can be a very sensitive topic to people all across the United States, and it should be handled sensitively. I think there can be some very nuanced lore about the assassins and templars' roles during the war and why they chose certain sides. But ultimately I do not trust Ubisoft to handle this setting well. Unity nor Syndicate maturely handled themes of extremism or marxism well, and Origins and Odyssey have just blatantly ignored a lot of historical sexism and slavery. Freedom Cry was about freeing slaves and yet the slave ship you board shows a handful of men all chained separately and sitting up rather than the barbaric and cruel reality of the transatlantic slave trade that intended to spread disease and filth to break the body and mind of the slaves. Ignoring Injustices does not respect them or what millions of people went through.

Cowboys, Outlaws, and Indians in the West
The United States is incredibly beautiful, and the current games in this series have barely scratched the surface. Luckily, the westward expansion and wars America waged against the Native Americans are not only full of potential for fantastic (and tragic) stories but also can showcase a lot of America’s landscapes.
Founded in 1850 by Allan Pinkerton in 1850 the Pinkerton Detective Agency was a private security force that rose to prominence during and after the civil war. They’re well known for investigating and causing the collapse of several unions, investigating murders, serving as bodyguards for Abraham Lincoln, and infiltrating the Molly Maguires (a secret Irish organization in Pennsylvania). They famously were hired to hunt down Jesse James, the Reno Gang, and Butch Cassidy’s Wild Bunch. Outlaws were common in the south around Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and California. Some like Jesse James and Black Bart were from farther North. Outlaws would generally prey on stagecoaches, trains, and banks, easy targets for quick money. Local sheriffs would then form posses to track down and bring the outlaws to justice. In cases of more notorious outlaws, detective agencies like the Pinkertons may be involved. Recently, however, the Pinkerton Agency has sued Rockstar for their portrayal in Red Dead Redemption 2; so it may not be possible to use them and we may see another Syndicate situation with Ubisoft making up fake gangs and agencies. Some towns and settlements began to pop up that supported outlaws. And these old west towns weren’t just down south in Texas and Arizona but stretched all the way north to the Dakotas, most famously including Deadwood where Wild Bill Hickock and Calamity Jane died. Some other famous towns include Tombstone Arizona and Cody Wyoming. Arizona was home to a number of towns like Phoenix, Tucson, and Flagstaff which was close to the Grand Canyon. Las Vegas existed as a small settlement in what is now Nevada, only a little to the west of the Grand Canyon, but wasn’t founded officially until 1905. California is home to Death Valley and part of the Mojave and Sonoran Deserts while also holding massive mountains and rolling hills covered in redwoods. To the east were cities like Albuquerque and John Cross ranch (now Truth or Consequences) in New Mexico, Amarillo, El Paso, Austin, Houston, and Dallas in Texas. North of Arizona is Utah, home of the Mormons and Salt Lake City, containing Arches National Park. Right next door is the rocky mountains and Denver that was founded during the gold rush. Wyoming contains Grand Teton, Devil’s Tower, and Yellowstone. Montana and the Dakotas are filled with forests and stunning hills and landmarks like the Badlands. Kansas, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Missouri, Iowa are largely flat open plains, home of large cattle ranches and cowboys, and easy targets for the outlaws while Louisiana is just a flat swamp. East of the Mississippi are still some plains until you reach the Appalachians which border the east Coast. The only place I’d say we should go that’s east of the Mississippi is Detroit, which was called the Paris of the West and home to the Pinkertons.
Despite the fun lawlessness found commonly throughout the frontier as explored by Red Dead Redemption, America also had a much darker side. The westward expansion that exploded into the west following the Mexican-American War and the Gold Rush meant violently pushing Native Americans out of their land into reservations. This led to dozens of wars and battles in a series called the Indian Wars. I don’t have enough space to go into details about the wars, but between 1850 and 1900 there were well over 50 wars just west of the Mississippi between Native American tribes and the United States military. This is even ignoring the trail of tears in the southeast. Some of the more famous wars are the Sioux Wars and the bulk of these lasted from 1854-1890. They included some of the most famous American Generals and Native American leaders including George Cook, George Custer, Little Crow, Crazy Horse, and Sitting Bull. During the Great Sioux War Lieutenant Colonel George Custer and over 300 of his men were killed at the Battle of Little Bighorn. Years later in 1890, one of the most famous incidents occurred where Kicking Bull and Sitting Bull led to their deaths. The natives entered into Ghost Dance War, and during it, the US Army entered the native camp at Wounded Knee and after hearing a gunshot, massacred 350 native men, women, and children. Those are just 2 famous events, the map linked above under Indian Wars shows the locations of dozens more battles and forts. Once again, this setting would need a lot of care and respect to do it right and is something I’d be very concerned about Ubisoft doing well.
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2020.09.04 15:26 Grand_Theft_Motto Community Spotlight: Spookbrain

Peer into Alex's mind long enough and you'll find quite a few shadowy, teethy somethings looking back at you. Most recently writing under the name u/SpookBrain, Alex has a solid ear for dialog and a predication for writing about small towns with dark secrets. He's been haunting NoSleep for more than two years and will be launching his own frightener platform (SpookBrain.com) this Halloween. The site will contain short horror fiction, including exclusive stories, from a variety of exceptional, dreadful writers. Also, I'll have stuff on there ;)
While he'll be helming the website and sharing scares, Alex is no slouch when it comes to creating fear himself.
Recommended Reading (Stories written by Alex I think you'll enjoy):
Now here's some background on Alex in his own words.
Tell everybody a little about yourself (pen name, where you’re from, your favorite size of dog, etc).
My name is Alex, and I’ve written under several pen name’s over the years, most recently SpookBrain and Sanderson Zonis. I am a proud Chicagoan, but I’ve lived here there and everywhere, including Rome and San Antonio.
I love all dogs and most cats. My wife and I have a brindle pit-mix and a cuddly/bossy former feral kitty.
How long have you been posting fiction to Reddit?
I’ve posted sporadically to Reddit, across several accounts, for 3-4 years -- but I’ve been lurking for much longer than that.
How did you get started?
I’ve written fiction for as long as I can remember. When I was younger, I had the good fortune to have one of my stories professionally illustrated and published in Brazil, and I’ve never looked back. Although, it wasn’t until I discovered NoSleep, and experienced a modicum of success, that I began to invest a lot of time in writing again.
I’m not as prolific or consistent as many of my peers, but I love creating worlds and the characters that inhabit them, and I’m confident it’s something I’ll do for the rest of my life.
What’s your favorite story you’ve written?
Wow, that’s a really hard question. It feels like I’m choosing between my children. That said, I could tell you my least favorite in a heartbeat.
According to Reddit, the best story I’ve ever written was “My Girlfriend Starred in a Movie that Doesn’t Exist”.
Personally, my favourite story that I’ve ever written is “I’m a Death Coach,” about a misanthropic loner who's tasked with convincing unwieldy spirits to cross over to the other side. I’m also excited to announce that “I’m a Death Coach” will be an ongoing series featured on Mr. Creepy Pasta’s Channels, the second entry should be published any week now!
Do you stick to horror or write in other genres?
I write poetry from time to time, but the vast bulk of my output is horror. It’s a niche I fit comfortably within, and enjoy, but I do feel I’ll branch out sooner than later...maybe...
What are your hobbies besides writing?
These days, I spend a lot of my time gardening, working out, playing tennis (my current go-to socially distant sport), and I’m producing a food inequity documentary (More Than a Corner Store), filmed entirely in 360, with a local news anchor.
What are your writing goals for 2020?
This is actually a really big year for me when it comes to writing -- I’m taking a big step into that world. My business partner and I, along with a group of NoSleep veterans (including the one and only Grand_Theft_Motto), are launching SpookBrain.com this Halloween. SpookBrain is a collection of genre-defining horror authors, posting exclusive, spine-chilling short-stories. We’ve curated an incredible amount of talent and stories guaranteed to fright and delight, and I’m just so excited to share our work with the world, and hopefully, become a go-to destination for lovers of top-quality horror fiction.
If anyone out there is interested in supporting SpookBrain or keeping tabs on our march towards launch, please follow us on FB for access to exclusive content, discounts on merch, and so much more.
Also, to celebrate our upcoming launch, we are holding a Halloween Short Fiction Contest with a grand prize of $100! If you’re interested, you can learn more here.
Where can people find your work?
I’m in the process of removing the majority of my work from Reddit, but starting Halloween 2020, you’ll be able to find my full body of work at SpookBrain.com -- I hope to see you there!
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2020.09.03 05:00 hailBob 42 F4F San Antonio, TX

Giving this a try:
I’m married to a great man and ethically non-monogamous.
I am looking for my partner, not threesomes, or a group relationship.
What I’m looking for: -A great woman who is self aware and able to hold an intelligent conversation. -A physical relationship at some point. -A friend who is uplifting and positive, and wants that in a partner. -Proximity matters, so someone within an hour drive of San Antonio, TX
About me: I am pretty average all around. Average build with some curves. I enjoy biking and weight lifting. Books and science fiction / fantasy tv.
Drop me a DM... I hope this is clear but this is a f4f post not looking for any male input.
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2020.09.01 22:57 zedd_gaskin1 Three Offseason Moves for Each Team

Undertaking a fairly large project here. The aim is to give each team a plausible trade, signing, and draft pick over the 2020 NBA offseason in order to boost each team's prospects in the upcoming 2020-2021 season. While I can't promise they all will be, I'll try and keep the trades as player-specific, rather than something like "Knicks trading up to draft Ball" or something like that.
I will also try (no promises) to do the trade in conjunction with one another. So it would ideally be proposed as 3-moves to make together, not 3 separate moves to make. Again, no promises, and I'll clarify if I'm suggest one as an alternative, but that will be the aim if I can find a pattern I like.
Also, some players listed in free agency signings do have player options, so we'll treat them all as possibilities to a certain degree. And also, just because your team's player is listed as a trade move for one team doesn't mean they are moving them, just that there either have been rumors they'd be available, or simply that the listed team would be interested in acquiring them.

Atlanta Hawks

Draft Pick: G/F Isaac Okoro, Auburn
With plenty of promising scorers, the Hawks should target Okoro to add to their defensive capacity on the wing. Okoro is a very selfless player, and would fit well into a lineup with Trae Young, John Collins and Clint Capela, amongst other promising young players. While ultimately, the Hawks may actually be best suited packaging this pick in a trade, if they stick at #6 overall, Okoro sure would be a good addition for Atlanta.
Signing: F JaMychal Green, Los Angeles Clippers
The Hawks have a few players who can fill minutes behind John Collins at the 4, such as De'Andre Hunter. But adding a clear backup for Collins would round the depth a bit cleaner. Insert JaMychal Green, a quality shooter (39% last season), who still be able to keep the post clear for Clint Capela, will giving Atlanta an excellent depth addition should he decline his player option in LAC and seek out a new opportunity.
Trade: G Victor Oladipo, Indiana Pacers
Oladipo would be interesting backcourt partner with Trae Young. In addition to being a high-caliber defender, Oladipo also has the ability to handle the ball when Young isn't on the court. While Indiana risks losing Oladipo down the road for nothing, shipping him off to the rising Hawks, who will be angling for a playoff run next season. Oladipo could be a big piece of that run, and perhaps even help them contend for more if returns to his All-Star form.

Boston Celtics

Draft Pick: F Patrick Williams, Florida State
The Celtics have one of the deepest rosters in the NBA, and selecting back at #13 overall means they'll really just be able to target the best player available. If Patrick Williams is available at 13 however, he should definitely be considered, as his versatility would help continue loading up the Celtics bench. And with Williams being a bit raw offensively, the Celtics can afford to take a chance on his upside and develop him under Brad Stevens further.
Signing: F Joe Harris, Brooklyn Nets
A 6'6 sharpshooter, Harris would be a fun add to the Celtics rotation. It may take some small moves to create the space for him, but adding the career 3-point marksman would fit in well with the versatile athletes around him like Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum, and help the second unit stretch the floor when he comes off the bench.
Trade: C Myles Turner, Indiana Pacers
Turner seems like he has been connected to the Celtics for a little while now, and it makes plenty of sense. The Pacers will likely be looking for players who fit better around Domantas Sabonis, and that could give an opportunity for the Celtics to move for Turner. Turner would fit well in the Celtics lineup at the center position, where right now the Celtics have some quality role players, but no star. By adding Turner, the Celtics would have one of the best all-around starting 5's in the entire league (Kemba-Smart-Brown-Tatum-Turner).

Brooklyn Nets

Draft Pick: G Josh Green, Arizona
Finding players who can work alongside Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant will be key, and Green's defense and off-ball ability make him well suited to this role. Picking #19 overall will make it difficult to add an instant impact rotation, but Green would have a good chance to find minutes with his skill set.
Signing: C Aron Baynes, Phoenix Suns
Should the Nets see themselves dishing out C Jarrett Allen in a blockbuster trade for a third star (see below), then a backup center becomes a big priority for the Nets. The solution here is Baynes, a hard-working center who had a career season shooting the ball. He'd fit nicely behind DeAndre Jordan.
Trade: G Bradley Beal, Washington Wizards
If Beal is available, the Nets should be keen to add him to the mix. Able to offer the most enticing players to any blockbuster package (Spencer Dinwiddie, Caris LeVert, Jarrett Allen), the Nets could find their third star to pair with Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant when the two return next season. Adding Beal to the mix would immediately vault the Nets all the way to Finals contenders, if the return of Durant and Irving themselves don't already accomplish that.

Chicago Bulls

Draft Pick: PG LaMelo Ball, Australia
If he's on the board at the #4 overall pick, the Bulls should be keen on bringing LaMelo in to the Windy City. Perhaps the Draft's best playmaker, he could fit well with scoring guards like Coby White and Zach LaVine, while operating a dangerous pick and pop with big guys like Markkanen. With the size and athleticism to match up well defensively, LaMelo's playmaking ability would help turn the Bulls into a legitimate playoff threat in 2020-2021. If LaMelo is off the board, the Bulls could go in several direction, perhaps even trading the pick if they find a suitable offer.
Signing: C Meyers Leonard, Portland Trail Blazers
The Bulls could use some depth in the frontcourt, and Leonard's range and 3-point ability make him a great player to add into a rotation that ranked in the bottom third of the league in their percentage from deep, and could potentially lose F Otto Porter if he opts out, one of their better marksmen. The question will likely be centered on how much money Leonard is aiming for, but if the numbers work, Leonard should be a serious target for Chicago.
Trade: C Joel Embiid, Philadelphia 76ers
Embiid may or may not be available, there have been reports going both ways. But if the former Jayhawk is on the block after the 76ers quick exit from the playoffs, then Chicago should be very interested in acquiring him, even if means shipping out Wendell Carter and some other assets. With Markkanen capable of spacing the floor (34.5% shooter from deep), an Embiid addition would give Chicago two versatile bigs, given Embiid's proficiency from deep as well (34.8%). But most importantly, he'd be a scoring machine that would be the focal point of a fun, versatile Bulls roster that could push into playoff contention quickly with him leading the way.

Cleveland Cavaliers

Draft Pick: F Obi Toppin, Dayton
With it almost assured that neither LaMelo Ball nor Anthony Edwards reaches Cleveland at #5, their hope should be in Toppin making his way past the Hornets and Bulls. A dynamic forward who excels in multiple facets of the game, he'd represent the best player available at this point in the draft, and an ideal addition for a talent-needy Cavaliers team. Whether replacing Kevin Love, or playing alongside him in looks, Toppin should stay in Ohio if at all possible.
Signing: F Derrick Jones Jr., Miami Heat
The Heat need cap space for upcoming extensions, so it's likely that Jones Jr, a versatile role player, will hit free agency. Cleveland is already reportedly interested, and it makes sense why. Providing quality defense on the wing, he's 23 years old, which fits Cleveland's rebuilding timeline, and should have time to round out and improve his offensive game (8.5 ppg, 28% from 3). The name of the game for the Cavs is to acquire talent, and Jones Jr. provides them with an intriguing piece with room to grow.
Trade: Moving Kevin Love for Assets
After landing a dynamic replacement for him, the Cavaliers are a team that doesn't necessarily have a specific player to target, but rather figure out what they could get for someone like Love, who shot 37% from deep last year. His salary could be problematic here, but even adding second round selections has proven useful for Cleveland (Kevin Porter Jr.).

Dallas Mavericks

Draft Pick: G Tyrese Maxey, Kentucky
Maxey may not be a lethal shooter by any means, but his defense should make him a desired player for a Mavericks team that could use a defensive stopper to pair with Luka Doncic down the role. Maxey brings athleticism, ability to finish at the rim, and a decent mid-range game to the table, which should be enough, along with his defense, to make a desirable player for Mark Cuban's Mavericks.
Signing: SF Bogdan Bogdanovic, Sacramento Kings
Limited to what they can make happen with the Mid Level Exception or in a sign-and-trade, the Mavericks should get creative and add Bogdan Bogdanovic to the roster. The 27-year old wing would fit right at home with Luka Doncic and Kristaps Porzingis, a high caliber shooter, especially on catch and shoot situations. If Sacramento doesn't believe they can fit Bogdanovic in with upcoming deals for Fox and Bagley, along with Hield potentially, landing some assets in a sign-and-trade would make sense. If no sign-and-trade, perhaps a 3&D wing like James Ennis (Orlando) could be an easier fit financially.
Trade: PF Aaron Gordon, Orlando Magic
Whether Kristaps Porzingis fills more time at the four or the five, finding a way to pair him and Gordon together in a frontcourt would be fun to watch. Gordon's resurgence for the Magic this past season was a large reason they managed to make it into the playoffs. His defensive versatility and 3-point ability would make him an ideal third star to pair with Luka and Kristaps.

Denver Nuggets

Draft Pick: F Jaden McDaniels, Washington
The Nuggets were patient in bringing along Michael Porter Jr., who has stepped up big time during the Bubble. And with several Nuggets wings likely to depart in free agency (Millsap, Torrey Craig), adding a high potential piece like McDaniels to develop and even rotate in behind Grant and Porter Jr. would give Denver the opportunity to take a chance on someone like McDaniels.
Signing: C Thon Maker, Detroit Pistons
If Plumlee is in fact priced out of a return to Denver, finding a suitable replacement at center will be important. While Bol Bol could claim that spot, it's not a certainty, and thus, adding a three-level scorer at the 5 would be a wise insurance policy for the Nuggets.
Trade: G Jrue Holiday, New Orleans Pelicans
A high caliber veteran on a rebuilding roster, Holiday could be a great partner to pair with Jamal Murray in the backcourt. Less costly than someone like Bradley Beal, Holiday would be a much more realistic third star to bring in. A lineup with Holiday-Murray-Porter Jr.-Nokic and whoever else you want in that fifth spot seems deadly. With Gary Harris and plenty of other assets available, the Nuggets could offer an intriguing package for Holiday.

Detroit Pistons

Draft Pick: G/F Devin Vassell, Florida State
This may break from the mock drafts a bit, which usually have the Pistons adding a point guard. However, Vassell could be an interesting piece for Detroit to select, especially considering that the top point guard in the draft (LaMelo Ball) will not likely be available for Detroit at #7 overall. Instead, Detroit adds a long 3&D piece that could fit nicely in between Luke Kennard and Sekou Doumbouya long-term. And as for a point guard. . .
Signing: PG Fred VanVleet, Toronto Raptors
Reuniting Dwane Casey and VanVleet seems like an ideal pairing, especially the major need Detroit has at point guard. With Blake Griffin still a high caliber player when healthy, adding a win-now veteran like VanVleet could perhaps boost Detroit all the way to the playoffs next season if Griffin is playing. And at 26-years old, he's both an instant impact veteran as well as a possible long-term solution at the position.
Trade: C Mo Bamba, Orlando Magic
The Pistons may have found themself something with C Christian Wood, who emerged as a quality option for them in the wake of the Drummond trade. However, Wood's emergence was a very small sample size, raising some questions over how much stock Detroit would put into it. Acquiring Bamba would give them another starting caliber option, who has proven himself as a decent player off the bench behind Vucevic if Wood does manage to build on his promising play.

Golden State Warriors:

Draft Pick: C James Wiseman, Memphis (kinda)
Should the Warriors not move this pick, Wiseman makes more sense than LaMelo Ball in terms of fit and need. Though both have questions of maturity and consistency, Wiseman's size and length would offer the Warriors a weapon they haven't really had alongside Steph Curry and Klay Thompson. If Wiseman can fit in the frontcourt with forward Draymond Green, and Golden State makes the pick, it should be Wiseman.
Signing: PG D.J. Augustin, Orland Magic
At 32-years old, Augustin likely won't command more than any of the exceptions that Golden State would be able to muster up. However, he still can make an impact, running the Warriors second unit when Curry and Thompson (both returning from injury) need a breather. A quality shooter as well (35%), Augustin to the Warriors makes plenty of sense as they attempt to return to their place at the top of the Western Conference.
Trade: PF John Collins, Atlanta Hawks
While the Warriors seem to be another team interested in acquiring All-Star G Bradley Beal, perhaps a move for John Collins would be more feasible. The beauty for Golden State is that they would likely be able to orchestrate this trade more along the lines of a pick swap than an outright deal using their #2 selection. If the Hawks are interested in pairing Trae Young and perhaps LaMelo Ball or Anthony Edwards, this could the way to get there. Collins' 3-point shooting and athleticism would make him a quality fit in Golden State.

Houston Rockets

Draft Pick: - - - No Selection in Upcoming Draft - - -
The Rockets could always try buying a second round pick to add someone like C Nick Richards (Kentucky) or F Paul Eboua (Italy), but for now, they do not possess a pick.
Signing: C DeMarcus Cousins, Los Angeles Lakers
The Rockets have found success operating without a center, but should look to find a big man or two who fits alongside Russell Westbrook and James Harden. Cousins' season was derailed by injuries, but his ability to stretch the floor as well as battle big men like Davis or Jokic in the West make him an appealing option for the Rockets.
Trade: F/C Kevin Love, Cleveland Cavaliers
Likely dependent on whether or not they made the signing above, the Rockets could also choose to trade for a big man to help stretch the floor. A decorated veteran, Love has plenty of experience playing with ball-handling stars, and so long as he continues to shoot a good clip from deep and rebound the ball, he'd be an invaluable piece for Houston as they attempt to win a title.

Indiana Pacers

Draft Pick: F Killian Tillie, Gonzaga
The Pacers do not posses a first round pick this year, so finding a useful rotational piece at #44 overall will be the challenge here. For the Pacers, finding a clean backup for Sabonis would be a welcome add. Tillie is a floor-stretcher at the four, hitting over 40% from deep every season at Gonzaga. Mixing him into the second unit with Doug McDermott on the wing and Gaga Bitadze at center should give the Pacers the depth they need to make a run.
Signing: G/F Kent Bazemore, Sacramento Kings
Should the Pacers decide to move Victor Oladipo before he departs in 2021 free agency, then adding a wing like Bazemore should help fill in the depth after Jeremy Lamb steps into Oladipo's spot. Bazemore saw his 3-point percentage climb after moving to Sacramento (38%), and if he's able to continue hitting at a quality rate like that, he'd be a valuable two-way wing that would be helpful for a hopeful contender like the Pacers.
Trade: G Bradley Beal, Washington Wizards
The Pacers have several very intriguing pieces that they could potentially move, notably G Victor Oladipo and C Myles Turner. Should they move Oladipo, perhaps using him as the centerpiece to a Bradley Beal piece would give Indiana a shot at the player who would most likely elevate their team beyond first-round playoff exits. Swapping Oladipo for Beal should be discussed if the Wizards find themselves willing to move Beal.

Los Angeles Clippers

Draft Pick: F/C Kaleb Wesson, Ohio State
If JaMychal Green departs, finding another power forward would make sense for the Clippers to look for. Picking so late in the draft, #57 overall, limits their options in terms of finding an immediate contributor. Rather, targeting someone more developed like Wesson would be their best bet of finding a contributor, though they could easily opt for someone with more raw potential. Either way, Wesson's 3-point ability makes him an interesting option to develop into a rotational piece.
Signing: F/C Marvin Williams, Milwaukee Bucks
While the most likely signings for the Clippers will revolve around internal free agents, notably Marcus Morris and Montrezl Harrell, they still will have a bit of room for a smaller addition like Williams. If Harrell does depart, the Clippers could use another big to add to the rotation, and Marvin Williams would be a quality small ball center option for any teams looking to contend for a title, like the Clippers.
Trade: G J.J. Redick, New Orleans Pelicans
The Clippers have a very deep roster already, but Redick is exactly what you'd want to bring in to bolster your chances of winning it all. An elite, established marksmen, his shooting off the bench would be a big plus, and the defensive-minded Clippers already can compensate for him on that end of the floor. If they can make the money work, reuniting Redick and LAC would make sense as they chase a title.

Los Angeles Lakers

Draft Pick: G/F Desmond Bane, TCU
Picking at #28 overall, the Lakers would be wise to target Bane here, as his crazy 3-point rate (43%) would make him an energizing option off of the bench. The Lakers have a handful of wings as well on expiring deals, and should they lose someone like Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, bringing in Bane to boost their mediocre 3-point numbers could help LeBron win another title.
Signing: C Bismack Biyombo, Charlotte Hornets
The Lakers have had DeMarcus Cousins, JaVale McGee, and Dwight Howard all on the roster in 2019-2020. McGee has an option for 2021, so the Lakers could see some turnover at the center position if any of the aforementioned don't want to run it back with LeBron and AD. If they need a new center, Biyombo's defensive chops would make him a good fit as a backup or rotational center to help the Lakers win a title.
Trade: PG Derrick Rose, Detroit Pistons
Ensuring that the Lakers can generate offense with their stars getting a breather is crucial for any contender. Derrick Rose may no longer be the star he was, but he's still a valuable piece off the bench, and would fit quite well leading the Lakers second unit, should Rajon Rondo decline his player option.

Miami Heat

Draft Pick: C Jalen Smith, Maryland
The Heat have found tons of success with Bam Adebayo at the five, but for a team as deep as Miami, bringing in a high potential big man like Jalen Smith could give them a fun piece to develop. A quality three point shooter already, ironing out his defensive inconsistencies would give the Heat a quality contributor with the #20 overall pick.
Signing: F Dario Saric, Phoenix Suns
With Adebayo more of a playmaking Energizer Bunny, bringing in another big who can play alongside Adebayo, or relieve him, would be wise. The Heat will likely focus on bringing back players from their current roster, which would likely take them out of the running for Danilo Gallinari, for example. Instead, Saric could provide the same style of play at a more affordable cost. And that's important because....
Trade: Nothing Big...for now
Miami has a claim to one of the deepest rosters in the league. Their system works and they have the financial flexibility and assets to go big game hunting. With a poor free agency market this year though, the Heat should hold tight for another season and take a shot at a superstar like Giannis Antetokounmpo, and then pair him (or whoever) with one of the stacked free agents on the docket (Kawhi, LeBron, Beal, Gobert, Paul, etc). Adding DeMar DeRozan right now may be tempting, but don't do it, hold tight...for now.

Milwaukee Bucks

Draft Pick: PG Devon Dotson, Kansas
With multiple guards on expiring contracts, the Bucks should aim for a guard capable of providing them minutes in the Draft. An absolute blur, Dotson is one of the most physically impressive prospects in the Draft, though he'll need to work on deep range shooting before pairing up with Giannis. For now, he'd be a fun piece to add off the bench, able to push the ball in transition opportunities.
Signing: F Joe Harris, Brooklyn Nets
With a physical freak like Giannis leading the charge, surrounding him with shooters is the best course of action, and Harris shoots incredibly well. The Bucks may need to get create to afford Harris, but if they can make the money work, they likely won't find anyone as impactful as Harris in their pursuit of an NBA title.
Trade: F Nemanja Bjelica, Sacramento Kings
Bjelica had a quality season for the Kings, and while they'd likely want to hang onto him, the Bucks should consider making a call and working something. A 6'10 big with fantastic floor stretching ability (42% from 3), he'd represent a significant upgrade from the older Ersan Ilyasova. All about adding shooters, and even relative upgrades should be considered if the Bucks can afford it.

Minnesota Timberwolves

Draft Pick: SG Anthony Edwards, Georgia
This is a fairly easy one, as the Timberwolves hold the top pick and will have their choice of player here. The most likely, and most logical, is Edwards, who would pair with D'Angelo Russell in a high upside backcourt in Minnesota. While not an elite shooter, Edwards finds plenty of ways to score, and should continue to do so in the NBA, as Russell and Karl Anthony Towns take up the most attention from opponents.
Signing: F/C Montrezl Harrell, Los Angeles Clippers
The Timberwolves could give themselves a defensive boost by bringing in Harrell, the reigning Sixth Man of the Year. Whether playing the four or five, Harrell would give the Timberwolves a high intensity option that can play alongside Karl-Anthony Towns or relieving him when he's off the floor.
Trade: G/F Josh Richardson, Philadelphia 76ers
If the 76ers do enter a fire-sale, the Timberwolves should put in a call for two-way wing Josh Richardson. Still only 26-years old, Richardson has plenty of upside for a relatively young team like the Timberwolves. Adding him to the mix would give them another capable weapon around their stars.

New Orleans Pelicans

Draft Pick: F Aaron Nesmith, Vanderbilt
A 3-point marksman to fill in on the wings would be the exactly the type of player to put around a playmaker like Zion Williamson. Nesmith's large wingspan (6'10) would be an asset as he develops into a top two-way wing, and doing so in New Orleans would be an excellent move for the Pelicans to pursue with the #13 overall selection.
Signing: PG Austin Rivers, Houston Rockets
If the Pelicans look to accumulate assets by moving Lonzo Ball or Jrue Holiday, than bringing a quality shooting point guard makes a lot of sense. Rivers shot 36% on 4 attempts per game in Houston, and showed the ability to play with more ball-dominant players in Russell Westbrook and James Harden, which would suit him well in a lineup featuring Zion Williamson. And at 28 years old, Rivers still has plenty of good years left in him as the Pelicans work towards contending status.
Trade: Whatever Assets They Can Get From Redick or Holiday
The Pelicans don't bring a specific target to mind, but rather as a team who should aim to accumulate assets. Gathering picks or promising young players would position them well to make a move for a bigger superstar down the road, one who, paired with Zion Williamson, would propel them into championship contention. And with both Redick and Jrue Holiday in town, the Pelicans have some intriguing pieces to dangle for teams looking to win now.

New York Knicks

Draft Pick: PG Tyrese Haliburton, Iowa State
Unless the Knicks trade up to acquire PG LaMelo Ball (which they are reportedly looking at), the Knicks should feel comfortable picking the best guard on the board at #8 overall, as there are several quality options. Haliburton, however, is the ideal target here, as he's a high IQ player with a good 3-point shot and excellent defense, he would fit Thibodeau's style pretty well, and presents less of a risk than Cole Anthony or Killian Hayes for example.
Signing: F Danilo Gallinari, Oklahoma City Thunder
With Mitchell Robinson not a shooting threat in the slightest, the Knicks should target someone who can stretch the floor from the four position. The best name available there is OKC's Danilo Gallinari, who nearly went to the Heat, but now is a free agent. Whoever the Knicks end up with at point guard will be well-aided by the floor stretching capacity of Gallinari, a 40% shooter the past two seasons.
Trade: PG Chris Paul, Oklahoma City Thunder
Another name out of OKC, the Knicks should feel no issues drafting a point guard and trading for Chris Paul. First and foremost, the Knicks need to rebuild a winning culture, and bringing in Paul and Tom Thibodeau are good first steps towards that end. Likewise, even if the Knicks do select a point guard in the draft, Paul has shown himself quite adept at sharing the floor with other ball-handlers, like he did in Houston with James Harden, and as he did this past year in OKC with Shai-Gilgeous Alexander and Dennis Schroeder. A great leader, player and mentor, Paul would help the Knicks build the right environment to end their playoff drought.

Oklahoma City Thunder

Draft Pick: C Isaiah Stewart, Washington
If the Thunder move Chris Paul and Danilo Gallinari walks, they could be in for a rebuild. Stewart may be raw and underdeveloped offensively, but at 19-years old, he has time to develop his offensive game. Meanwhile, his wingspan, strength and motor give him major upside as a defensive stopper in the post. With Nerlens Noel potentially departing OKC, there could even be minutes for Stewart to step into as a rookie and get his feet wet.
Signing: F Otto Porter, Chicago Bulls
The Thunder could possibly be losing their best shooter (Gallinari) and their best defender (Roberson). Finding someone who can provide a little bit of both could work for them, with Porter shooting 38% last year in Chicago. An easy fit in between OKC's high powered guard duo and center Steven Adams, Porter could serve as either a reinforcement for another playoff run, or a piece with some long-term upside.
Trade: F Nemanja Bjelica, Sacramento Kings
If the Thunder aren't able to retain Danilo Gallinari, perhaps bringing in Bjelica could give them a similar styled replacement. As mentioned already, Bjelica is a floor stretching forward (42% clip) that would put another dangerous shooter around Chris Paul and Shai Gilgeous Alexander.

Orlando Magic

Draft Pick: G Theo Maledon, France
The Magic need someone to boost their struggling offense, and Maledon's craftiness as a ball-handler and off-ball shooting ability (37% from deep) should peak the Magic's interest. While Markelle Fultz has rebuilt himself into a potential long-term point guard, Maledon should seamlessly fit in next to him, and even provide minutes backing him up when Fultz heads to the bench.
Signing: G Wesley Matthews, Milwaukee Bucks
If Evan Fournier opts in, the Magic won't have the money to add bigger names, but Matthews would fit in well after finding a role as a rotational two-way guard. And even if the Magic do see Fournier depart elsewhere, Matthews' veteran experience could help their young core figure things out.
Trade: G/F Caris LeVert, Brooklyn Nets
If the Nets have interest in bringing in Aaron Gordon to add to the Irving-Durant duo, the Magic should be intent on getting Caris LeVert shipped to them as part of the deal. Only 26 years old, Levert averaged 19 points per game while fueling a KD-less Nets team to the playoffs. A young core of Fultz, Levert, Isaac, and Bamba is a group that you can build around.

Philadelphia 76ers

Draft Pick: G Cassius Stanley, Duke
The 76ers could use guards and shooting, and with limited financial flexibility, may need to find it in the NBA Draft. Thus, Stanley to Philly, where his elite athleticism and quality range (36%), would be a welcome addition to the 76ers. If he's still on the board at #21 overall, Stanley would make plenty of sense for the 76ers.
Signing: PG Goran Dragic, Miami Heat
The 76ers management has said they intend to keep Simmons and Embiid together, but if they don't keep that intention, bringing in Dragic to run the offense could be the move to make. Still productive for the Heat at 33-years old, Dragic would likely pair with Embiid better than Simmons did, as indicated by his shooting ability (37%).
Trade: PG Chris Paul, Oklahoma City Thunder
Breaking the mold here, should the 76ers decide to move Simmons, but not bring in Dragic, perhaps a bigger move would solve the question better. While the Knicks are the one most often linked to a move for Paul, the 76ers may want to consider adding the veteran PG to the mix, especially if they decide to breakup the Simmons-Embiid duo, and ship Ben Simmons out. Paul's veteran experience and versatile game should make him a much better sidekick for Embiid than Simmons managed to be.

Phoenix Suns

Draft Pick: PG Kira Lewis Jr., Alabama
The Suns needs someone in the backcourt, preferably someone who can work with Devin Booker, and run the offense when he's off the floor. That someone could be Lewis Jr., who averaged 19 points per game at Alabama and was able to knock down over 36% of his threes over two seasons. Finding a quality playmaker to carry the load could give them the breakthrough they need.
Sigining: F Moe Harkless, Los Angeles Clippers
Current starting wing Mikal Bridges was a solid compliment to Booker and Ayton this past season, but adding some more depth, especially a defensive geared piece, would give the Suns some switchy wings who can help them slow opponents down in the playoffs next year. Harkless will be a fairly cheap way of doing so.
Trade: F Lauri Markkanen, Chicago Bulls
Putting Markkanen in an offense led by Devin Booker and DeAndre Ayton could give him the space he needs to regain some of the production he had earlier in Chicago. Able to shoot off the pick-and-pop, Markkanen won't need to crowd in on Ayton to be an effective piece to the Suns offense.

Portland Trail Blazers

Draft Pick: F Saddiq Bey, Villanova
With two picks in the first round (16 and 29), the Blazers will have the flexibility to fill multiple needs with the most talented players on the board. For that first selection, Bey would be a quality addition, giving the Blazers wing defense and reliable shooting. A second team unit featuring Trent, Little and Bey would be very versatile. Then, with that second first rounder, targeting a big man like Jalen Smith would be a quality Draft for the Blazers.
Signing: C Mason Plumlee, Denver Nuggets
With Hassan Whiteside hitting free agency, it's likely the Blazers could find themselves in need of a backup center if Whiteside is unwilling to accept a role as a backup. Thus, Mason Plumlee could be an option, as a veteran big with a quality motor who has been a serviceable option for Denver. Plumlee may not fill up the stat sheet, but in Game 6 of the Playoffs, made a direct impact for Denver with a handful of offensive rebounds and high energy. That kind of team player who work well for the Blazers rotation.
Trade: PG Patty Mills, San Antonio Spurs.
The Blazers have a quality starting lineup with Lillard-McCollum-Ariza-Collins/Melo-Nurkic. What they still could use is a backup point guard to help generate some points when Lillard takes a breather. Perhaps swinging a deal to bring in Patty Mills to an actual contender would be a good match. Mills currently backups Dejounte Murray in San Antonio, but his quality production and veteran leadership could be a boost for the Blazers.

Sacramento Kings

Draft Pick: G/F Devin Vassell, Florida State
With De'Aaron Fox running the point, the Kings need to surround him with shooters like Vassell. A 6'10 wingspan and 42% clip from deep, Vassell would be an ideal fit on the wing, and could help the Kings make the push into the playoffs by bolstering their offense and defense.
Signing: F Jerami Grant, Denver Nuggets
If Grant opts out of his deal in Denver, he'd give the Kings a two-way option at the 3 or 4, an excellent depth addition to add in rotation with Jabari Parker, Bjelica, and Harrison Barnes. And of course, important to note when playing with De'Aaron Fox, Grant has a quality shot from deep, hitting 39% for the Nuggets this season.
Trade: F Kyle Kuzma, Los Angeles Lakers
If the Kings are moving G Buddy Hield, then perhaps he could interest the Lakers, who would likely want to acquire a more high profile guard to compliment LeBron and Davis. Thus, a move for Kuzma could be in play, as he'd give the Kings a versatile wing to pair with Harrison Barnes. Kuzma would also compromise a promising young trio along with De'Aaron Fox and Marvin Bagley III.

San Antonio Spurs

Draft Pick: F Deni Avdija, Israel
If there's any team that should be angling to move up should Avdija slide, the Spurs would likely be one of them. An excellent distributing big wing, capable of giving the Spurs minutes at the 4, Avdija seems like a tailor made fit for a Gregg Popovich offensive system. Between his schematic fit and his upside, he'd be the ideal player for the Spurs to come away with on Draft day.
Signing: F/C Bobby Portis, New York Knicks
Portis has plenty of upside if he can get straightened out, and if anyone is going to get the most out of Portis and teach him to play in a system, it's Gregg Popovich. If he succeeds, the Spurs find themselves with an offensive forward who can score in multiple ways, or even another trade piece if they want to sell high. Either way, taking a gamble on Portis could pay off for a program needing a new direction.
Trade: As Many Picks as They Can Get
The Spurs run is over for now. They did well to bring in some fun pieces in the Kawhi trade, but the Spurs need to enter a rebuild or risk an extended play in no man's land. Selling on DeMar DeRozan, LaMarcus Aldridge, Rudy Gay, Patrick Mills, and Marco Belinelli should be the aim. Get picks, get promising young players, and set yourself up to rebuild quickly. If one of these guys can even help you move up and select Avdija, do it.

Toronto Raptors

Draft Pick: F Robert Woodard II, Mississippi State
An athletic forward with a good build, Woodard could be a steal if Toronto is able to land him at #29 overall. After taking a major leap in between his freshman year and sophomore year, Woodard developed an outside shot (43%). For a team that may not be able to retain Serge Ibaka, finding another big to provide some range on the outside would give them a quality replacement.
Signing: PG Austin Rivers, Houston Rockets
Should Toronto be unable to retain Fred VanVleet, finding a guard capable of picking up minutes at point guard and shooting guard would serve them well. Rivers may not the same caliber of VanVleet, but can provide the versatility needed, along with a quality enough shot from deep (36% in 2019-2020).
Trade: SG Luke Kennard, Detroit Pistons
Thinking outside the box here, if the Raptors aren't comfortable paying VanVleet the rate it'd take to retain him, perhaps a sign-and-trade for a team like Detroit could send them back something useful, rather than letting VanVleet walk entirely. A sharp shooting guard (40% over his career, Kennard could fit well in Toronto, either as a long-term solution, or a piece to flip as part of a package at the deadline for a bigger star post-Kawhi.

Utah Jazz

Draft Pick: C Aleksej Pokusevski, Serbia
A unicorn big-man, Pokusevski is a mobile center with fantastic height (7'0) and the ability to knock down shots beyond the arc (32% shooter). While he'll need to get bigger (only 205 lbs and lanky), he's still very young and should be able to develop into a starting caliber player down the road. And selecting at #23 overall, that's really what you're looking for.
Signing: G Langston Galloway, Detroit Pistons
While the main signing priorities for Utah will be re-signing Jordan Clarkson and extending Donovan Mitchell, the Jazz could also look to add another guard into the rotation, and Galloway's versatility and shooting make him an easy player to fit into any rotation.
Trade: PG Dennis Smith Jr., New York Knicks
The Jazz would have some quality offers if they did move C Rudy Gobert. But assuming they keep Gobert, the Jazz target someone to give their second unit a boost, especially as an aging Mike Conley drops off from the All-Star player he was. Smith looked much better earlier in his career, averaging around 15 points per game through his first three seasons. If he can recapture that, he could even play his way into the direct replacement for Conley.

Washington Wizards

Draft Pick: F Isaac Okoro, Auburn
This one makes more sense than a lot of these other picks, in my opinion. The Wizards are horrendous on the defensive end, and Okoro is the best wing defender in this year's Draft. Being able to lock up opposing team's top scorer will allow Beal and Wall to go to work on the offensive end, lightening their load a good deal.
Signing: F Moe Harkless, Los Angeles Clippers
Bringing in one defensive minded rookie won't solve the defensive woes of the Wizards. With not a ton of cap flexibility, the Wizards should aim for someone relatively cheap, who can fill a clear role, and help develop young players like Rui Hachimura. That someone would likely be Moe Harkless.
Trade: The Biggest Haul They Can Get for Beal
I know the Wizards have said they want to see what Beal and Wall can do next season, rather than moving Beal now. But I personally think that's a mistake, and that cashing in on Beal, and getting a jump start on the rebuild is the way to go. The Wall-Beal duo didn't accomplish anything before Wall tore his Achilles, and the longer they wait, the more likely they get screwed over. If they can land two of Caris LeVert, Spencer Dinwiddie, or Jarrett Allen from the Nets, I think that would be the best package, but the aim is less so a specific target than just hoard what they can get.


Anyways, this took a little while to put together, so I hope you don't totally hate it. Let me know if you agree, disagree, think someone would fit better!
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2020.09.01 19:08 Seeker1115 Brainstorming Trade Partners for Delon Wright

tldr at the bottom.
I think most people on this sub agree that Delon Wright wasn’t a good fit on this Mavericks team. He was supposed to start so that he could help Luka on defense, but THJ ended up being a better fit. So now he’s another guard on this Mavs team that already has Luka, Hardaway, Curry, Brunson, and potentially Trey Burke ahead of him in the guard rotation. All of whom Carlisle clearly trusts more. He can’t be happy in Dallas, he saw almost no playing time in the playoffs. So what team would be a better fit for Delon Wright?
I think we can all agree that Delon Wright’s strength is his defense. In the 2020 season, per NBA.com, he posted a defensive rating of 109.5, the same DRtg as Dorian Finney-Smith and Jrue Holiday. Any ideal suitor would be a weak defensive team that needs help at the guard spot. With that in mind, here are the six worst teams in the NBA by Defensive Rating per Basketball Reference:
  1. Cleveland Cavaliers - DRtg 116.20
  2. Washington Wizards - DRtg 116.16
  3. Atlanta Hawks - DRtg 115.47
  4. Portland Trail Blazers - DRtg 115.41
  5. Charlotte Hornets - DRtg 114.21
  6. San Antonio Spurs - DRtg 114.17
Of those teams, the two that are lightest at the guard spot are the Hawks and the Wizards.
The Hawks don’t have any reliable guards after Trae Young and are a revolving door defensively, especially with Trae on the floor. They could use both another ball handler and a defensive specialist, which sounds like Delon Wright to me.
The Wizards have strong starters with Beal and John Wall, but I think Wright can be better than both of their second stringers, Jerome Robinson and Shabazz Napier. With Wall back healthy and Beal deciding how badly he wants to stay in DC, the Wizards should be looking to improve their roster enough to make the playoffs. Especially if they re-sign Davis Bertans.
The Blazers don’t have a lot of guards, but their starters are Dame and CJ and their backups are Gary Trent and Anfernee Simons, who are both young and solid. Of the teams on this list, the Blazers are the only ones who are looking to immediately compete. In my opinion, they’re unlikely but not impossible.
In Charlotte, I think Delon Wright could be their best guard, Defensively. But that team could well be looking to rebuild right now, so I’m not sure if the desire is there.
The Cavaliers and the Spurs both have a bunch of young guards, so I don’t imagine either of them as being interested, especially since both teams should be moving towards some tanking and rebuilding.
I’d originally planned to look at each team’s money and poke around at a few potential trades, see if trading Wright for a bad contract and a pick was in the cards, but it’s almost midnight and I want to go to bed.
If you read this whole thing, what do you think? Could you see any of these teams being interested in Wright?
tldr: I think the ideal trade spot for Delon Wright is a bad defensive team that’s weak at the guard spot. By that logic, potential best trade partners are Atlanta, Washington, Charlotte, and maaaaaaaybe Portland.
PS: If anybody’s gonna go to BasketballReference and check me, yes, the Warriors are between the Blazers and Hornets as far as bad defense, but they were basically playing their G League team for most of the year, so I chose to omit them. I don’t think they’ll be that bad next year when Klay returns and Draymond plays like he cares.
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2020.08.27 19:31 kayeags13 Potential illegal/scam tow? [Bexar Couny, San Antonio, TX]

My vehicle was recently towed while legally parked in apartment parking during the night (approximately 2:30am 23 Aug 2020). The vehicle was legally parked, with registration and insurance up-to-date. I was not notified that the vehicle had been towed until I had to drive into my place of work on 26 Aug 2020. The San Antonio Police Department informed me the vehicle had been towed by towing company on the previous date. The reason for tow, per the impound invoice, is "unauthorized parking - no permit." No physical parking permits are issued or stickers put on vehicles to identify permitted vehicles. There is only one sign at the gated entrance to the apartment complex that the vehicles could be towed at owner expense. The apartment complex states in various emails that they are "partnered" with the tow company that towed the vehicle. This was information is not part of the contract for renting with the apartment complex.
Would this be an illegal/towing scam or a legal tow? Would I have a case if I contacted a lawyer?
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2020.08.26 12:03 remote-enthusiast List of 74 remote jobs published in last 24h

Hello friends! These are the open remote positions I've found that were published today. See you tomorrow! Bleep blop 🤖
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2020.08.25 18:21 Hooblah2u2 Please stop using these coffee marketing cliches

Hey friends. I write about coffee business on a blog. I wasn't going to link to avoid self-promo, but I got more private messages than I had time for last time =D
Here's the link, but you don't have to click it. I'm posting the full article here =]
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Exceptional coffee used to be good enough to stand out for shops and roasters.
We were the clear winners in the quality wars with Folger’s and Starbucks – and we banked on it. We used our quality battlecry as our primary marketing message, and it worked!
For a time.
But we let it become a crutch, disabling us from getting more creative in how we communicate and engage with customers.
And it’s no more obvious than in coffee marketing cliches. These familiar phrases have been passed down to us for nearly two decades. It’s nobody’s fault, really, that we rely on them so much. It’s only natural for language to “codify” as industries and cultures plant themselves firmly in society.
But these cliches are planted too deep.
We’ve identified 22 coffee marketing cliches that won’t seem to go away, and we’ve created an alternative for each so you can bust out of the boring language trap and stand out to your customers.

How to Beat a Coffee Marketing Cliche

It took me ~20 seconds to find five instances of one of my favorite cliches.
“We travel the world to source the best coffee beans.”
I mean, this line is e-v-e-r-y-w-h-e-r-e.
https://preview.redd.it/03qmq2vcc6j51.png?width=1080&format=png&auto=webp&s=c8d82d618516ff0e504effbe2fd9a60d660e620a
https://preview.redd.it/vi59p0qec6j51.png?width=851&format=png&auto=webp&s=ed0a60e674237f35a904979d409c7948c09f9042
You’ve probably said it. I definitely have. In one form or another, it just feels so natural because it’s familiar. And who doesn’t love coffee and travel?
As a customer, it starts to feel like, “Yeah, yeah, everyone travels, so what?” It’s not unique, cool, or interesting anymore.
But what if you really do travel everywhere, and you’re really proud of the direct trade model you work under? Good news: you can salvage this cliche, but you’ve gotta get creative.
I like how Merit Coffee in San Antonio, Texas approaches this travel cliche. They do both of the above, and it doesn’t feel routine or mundane. It feels, well, like Merit.
https://preview.redd.it/djfhe5sbc6j51.png?width=1280&format=png&auto=webp&s=1732a436020dd6e3e9a93fde3197d85c96ac9f80

22 Coffee Marketing Cliches + Alternatives

Here’s a list of cliches we see over and over again in the specialty coffee industry, plus an alternative for each one.
Don’t take them word-for-word. Use them as inspiration for ways to think outside the box and creatively market your brand and products in a way that’s authentic to your voice, story, and values.
Wow! What a list.
Recognize some of these from your website? No worries. It happens to the best of us. We all get comfortable and slide back into generalities from time to time.
When you write, remember what’s going on in the minds of your customers.
They’re looking for those familiar signals – quality, freshness, community, etc – but they’re also looking for a reason to pick your shop or online store over someone else’s.
These coffee marketing cliches just feel like lip-service to customers, who are getting more and more savvy.
Your customers want to build a relationship with your brand, so don’t hide behind a wall of cliches. Boldly be you.
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2020.08.24 19:13 angrypenguinpanda Getting help [27F] for old acquaintance [20ishFTM], bad mental state

I might be in the wrong place but I have absolutely no idea where to ask this.
You know how sometimes you click on Facebook profiles that are suggested to you that are people you knew a long time ago that you casually check to see how they are doing? Well this time I got in over my head.
My 10th grade chem lab partner, so someone that I am definitely not at all close to, was somebody I clicked on a few days ago. Like "oh so and so, wonder what they are up to!".
I am reasonably sure this person is in the middle of what can only be a complete psychotic break. They've been transitioning for like a decade now I think been on t for a long time. I think developed some body dysmorphia all the sudden or something, over the last two weeks there are countless hand drawn charts and posts, he is claiming he has been formaldehyde poisoned. That he's contacted the Cia, that someone in his life close to him has poisoned him and they steal his videos and edit them. Claims his parents are editing all the pictures of him and lying to him. It looks like he had a slight face shape change, pretty much what it looks like when I gain about 10 lbs. My guess is that he gained a few pounds in quarantine, saw a change in face shape, and became absolutely convinced that transphobic people are poisoning him and ruining his life. It looks like at the beginning friends all chimed in to try and help and everyone has given up and now he talks to himself on the post.
Given that this is not somebody that I am close to at all, like not even Facebook friends with anymore, it's not like I'm close enough to this to go dig for family or anything. That is why I chose relationship advice, because the relationship I need advice on is extremely tenuous. Now that I've seen it I do feel a responsibility to at least notify someone that can hopefully check on him? I had to call CPS one time in my life because someone I knew was actively abusing their child on social media, but I knew that person more closely and I knew CPS existed. This person is in their late twenties. I believe they are in San Antonio, I am not, but I googled San Antonio resources and it looks like they have claimed to have called most of them and also I'm not in crisis and it seems to be crisis lines. I don't have much information for a crisis line anyway just a very worrisome media feed.
What can I do to help this person? Reaching out to them or talking to them is definitely not going to do anything, is there a CPS for adults that I can pass the profile to and say please go check on this person?
Sorry if this is the wrong spot, it's the only place I could think of and I'm concerned and very unsure what to do.
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2020.08.24 14:58 finnagains Corpus Christi, Texas pipeline explosion kills two workers - by Megan Bridgeman (Caller Times) 21 Aug 2020

A submerged pipeline in the port of Corpus Christi, Texas, exploded and caught fire Friday morning after it was stuck by a dredging ship. The explosion killed two crewmen, injured six who required hospitalization and left two crewmen still missing. At least three of the hospitalized crew suffered severe burns, having to be airlifted to a burn unit in San Antonio, Texas.
The Coast Guard suspended its search and rescue mission for the two crewmen who are still missing on Sunday. Capt. Edward Gaynor, the commander of the Coast Guard SectoAir Station Corpus Christi told the media, “Our Coast Guard crews worked intently alongside state and local partners to locate the two crew members who remained missing, but unfortunately, we were unable to locate them.”
After the vessel broke up and sank, around 6,000 gallons of diesel leached into the port, which the Texas General Land Office is trying to contain and remove, and the waterways are set to be tested by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. The cause of the collision remains under investigation.
The dredging ship, the Waymon L. Boyd, which had an operating crew of 19, now sits in the bottom of the port after breaking up and sinking following the extinguishing of a second fire later Friday night. It is owned by the Orion Marine Group, which is based in Houston, Texas and is a division of Orion Group Holdings.
Orion Marine Group was awarded contracts earlier this year to dredge the Corpus Christi ship channel for the US Army Corps of Engineers and to dredge a marine terminal facility for a private client worth over $17 million combined. The work that the crew of the Waymon L. Boyd was performing was part of one or both of those contracts.
The Port of Corpus Christi, finished in 1926, was the fifth largest US port by total tonnage handled in 2018, and one of the leading ports for the moving of crude oil, ranking second in the nation for crude oil export with the vast majority of its imports and exports being crude. It plays a key role in moving crude from the Permian Basin and the Gulf of Mexico, accounting for around $20 billion in economic activity.
Combined with associated economic activity, the port accounts for around 35 percent of the jobs in the Corpus Christi metro area. In addition to its important role in oil production, the port also serves as an important logistics hub for US imperialism.
As the Port boasted on its website on August 13:
The Port of Corpus Christi continued its support this week for American military readiness, working directly with the U.S. Army in the movement of over 2,500 pieces of cargo. The operation supported the 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division... A federally designated strategic military port, the Port of Corpus Christi moves thousands of pieces of DoD cargo annually in support of U.S. military operations and those of the Nation’s Allies around the world. This week’s operations included six vessels, nearly 200 commercial trucks and more than 600 railcars for unit transport to Fort Hood. “Working to ensure our military is in a perpetual state of readiness is a mission the Port of Corpus Christi constantly strives to fulfill,” said Charles W. Zahn, Port of Corpus Christi Commission Chairman. 
In line with the strategic importance to US imperialism, the port is receiving upgrades to increase the potential volume of military cargo at a time of massive austerity for the working class.
The Channel Improvement Project for the Port, which is set to widen and deepen several channels of the port, was included in the US Army Corps of Engineers Work Plan. The “Strategic Plan 2023” from the Port’s web page states: “When complete, the deeper, wider Corpus Christi Ship Channel will be the deepest on the Gulf Coast at 54’ [up from 47’] and will afford enhanced operational efficiency and safety.”
The port has also been targeted for funding from the White House, with over $100 million included in the 2021 President’s Budget for the Channel Improvement Project, marking the third year in a row that the port has been included in Trump’s proposed budget.
https://www.caller.com/story/news/local/2020/08/21/texas-pipeline-explosion-corpus-christi-cause-fire-injuries-friday/3412233001/
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2020.08.22 07:57 kcheng686 Mock NBA draft with the most recent lottery results

This draft does not take trades into account.
1 - Minnesota Timberwolves - Anthony Edwards, SG/SF, Georgia: Edwards is pretty clearly the best fit for the Timberwolves, as a ready to play prospect who has good defensive upside. With KAT already on the roster, Wiseman is not an option as 2 big teams are a thing of the past, and likely without their first next year, LaMelo and Avidja are just too raw to be the pick. Edwards should be the pick here, for good reason.
2 - Golden State Warriors - James Wiseman, C, Memphis: Realistically, I think the Warriors might trade their pick for a more proven player, but its very possible the FO might want to prep for a life after the Curry-Klay-Green era, and Wiseman would be the best of both worlds. With the Warriors having a rather large hole at C, he slots in perfectly as the athletic 5. With his defensive upside and the possibility of developing his jumper, Wiseman would complete the Warriors starting 5 just in time for Curry and Klay’s returns.
3 - Charlotte Hornets - LaMelo Ball, G, Illawarra: Yes, the Hornets just paid Rozier and Devonte Graham broke out for them. Yes, they have a massive gaping hole at C and their defense was atrocious, making Okungwu an enticing pick here. But rebuilding teams like Charlotte REALLY should go BPA, and as a prospect, Ball’s the best left. Additionally, Graham’s play dropped off hard during the second half of the season, not to mention both him and Rozier are shoot first guys. Having a player who can facilitate an offense would be a boon, not to mention LaMelo could very much play the role Harden, Luka, and Manu did by running the offense from the SG position, which would prevent any possible defensive issue if one of Graham or Rozier had to play the 2. Ball’s inarguably still a work in progress, but Charlotte has nothing but time to develop him, seeing that they aren't anywhere close to being even a playoff team in the near future.
4 - Chicago Bulls - Deni Avidja, F, Maccabi Tel Aviv: The Bulls have their prospects of the future locked in in most positions, with White, Lavine, Markkanen, and Carter Jr very much the future of the team. Avidja would finish up that hypothetical lineup with a smart, versatile SF who is also a playmaker and can create his own shot. There’s been a lot of comparisons for Avidja, but he honestly reminds me a bit of Jimmy Butler this season minus the defense. He’d be a great addition to the Bulls as a secondary playmaker and secondary scorer, especially if his defense improves.
5 - Cleveland Cavaliers - Obi Toppin, PF/C, Dayton: With all their recent picks, the Cavs are pretty fine at G. Even without that thought in mind, Toppin is probably the best player left, and the Cavs could really use someone to eventually replace the already 31 Kevin Love in the future. Toppin’s a fantastic finisher and a threat from 3, which is a great combination for the modern NBA big, as well as someone who’s been touted to be a good leader and very mature, something that’s definitely needed in the Cavs locker room. He’s probably the player with the highest floor in this class, and would be a nice shot in the arm to what has been a rather anemic year for the Cavs. I did consider Okungwu here, but the Cavs just added Drummond, whos only 26, and I have almost 0 faith in the Cavs FO to develop raw players.
6 - Atlanta Hawks - Isaac Okoro, SG/SF, Auburn: The Hawks already have a very promising future, but their defense was absolutely horrid this year, especially since their 2 best players in Trae Young and John Collins are terrible defensively. Okoro’s the best defensive player in the class, and would help shore up the Hawk’s weakness there a little. The offensive is still developing, but he wont need to shoulder that load for Atlanta immediately, seeing as they are perfectly fine on that end. He’s also got some star potential, and if he develops, the Hawks could end up being the next big problem out east.
7 - Detroit Pistons - Killian Hayes, G, Ratiopharm Ulm: Ive seen a few people mock bigs to the Pistons, but for me, their big issue is at PG. Derrick Rose is a good player, but he’s clearly not the future, and the Pistons have pretty clearly made Christian Wood their guy when they shipped out Drummond to the Cavs. It was between Hayes and Haliburtion here, but I decided to go with the guy with a higher ceiling as the tiebreaker. Hayes is a playmaking stud who also can score at all 3 levels. He’s not an elite athlete, but his size does make up for it a bit, and with great pick and roll partners like Blake Griffin or Wood, his passing IQ can definitely shine. Defensively, he’s a bit like Westbrook in both the good and bad. He’s a ballhawk who loves to jump passing lanes, but he’s also very much a gambler. But just like how Westbrook thrived defensively with Paul George, Hayes could thrive with Sekou Doumbouya covering his back. I honestly really like the fit here, and if Hayes is still there at 7, I think the Pistons should pounce on it.
8 - New York Knicks - Cole Anthony, PG, North Carolina: The Knicks have 0 offensively competent point guards. Hell, I’d argue that if you consider RJ more of a 3, the Knicks have 0 offensively competent guards. Which is why even though I really like Tyrese Haliburton, I cant mock him here. For a team that already has plenty of guards who cant create their own shot, Im not handing them another. Instead, they go in another direction and grab the electric Cole Anthony. Anthony was one of the very few bright spots for a disastrous UNC season, and he’s a natural scoring threat who explodes off the drive and also has a nice touch, which would be a very nice change of pace for the Knicks. He, Barrett, and Robinson could make a promising trio for the future.
9 - Washington Wizards - Tyrese Haliburton, PG, Iowa State: This seems like a very out of nowhere pick, especially with Devin Vassell still available, but there are two reasons why I decided on it. First is that I have serious reservations on how good John Wall will be when he returns. For a PG that has never really been a threat and generally relied mostly on his ability to drive to rim to score, an Achilles injury could be a serious problem for him, as it would severely hamper his athleticism. Its entirely possible Wall might never be the same player again. Second is that outside of Wall, the Wizards will be losing most of their backup PGs very soon. Shabazz Napier, Isaiah Thomas, and Jerian Grant are all on 1 year deals, and Ish Smith is on a 2 year deal. With a possible cap crunch coming soon, its very possible none of those guys end up returning. For that reason, Haliburton was who I decided as the best pick here. He’d be able to serve as a good backup to John Wall upon his return, and would allow for a seamless transition if the Wizards decided to either make Beal their franchise centerpiece or blow it up completely. A skilled playmaker and great shooter, Haliburton is the perfect compliment at PG whether next to Beal or whoever the Wizards decide to put next to him in the future.
10 - Phoenix Suns - Nico Mannion, PG, Arizona: The Suns currently have a very bright future behind their stars of Booker and Ayton as well as a solid supporting cast, but I do think they could afford to look a little bit into the future. Ricky Rubio’s never historically been a good shooter, and as great of a playmaker as he is, the modern NBA has shifted to where its important for every player to be able to shoot. Mannion’s a very solid creator who can handle the ball, which would allow Booker to focus on scoring, as well as an excellent shooter, which would space the floor for Ayton to work down low. At the very worst, he’d be a great packup guard who would serve as an improvement over Cameron Payne. Vassell was also tempting here, but I thought that Phoenix was already fine there with Oubre, Bridges, Johnson and of course, Booker.
11 - San Antonio Spurs - Onyeka Okungwu, C, USC: The Spurs’s biggest weakness this season was their defense, as they finished bottom 5 or so in DRTG, which was definitely one of Popovich’s worst ever. Jakob Poetl is a very underrated defender, but Okwungu’s defensive versatility and ceiling is too much to pass up here, especially since Alridge is likely gone after next season anyway, which would give the Spurs very few bigs left on the roster. Okungwu’s big weakness is that he can't really shoot, but that’s something that San Antonio can definitely mitigate, seeing as they’ve had by far the best track record in developing shooters in the NBA, with the most recent examples being Alridge suddenly developing a 3 and Dejounte Murray’s much improved shooting for this season. If the Spurs can manage to land Okwungu, he could end up being like JJJ, an elite defender that’s also capable of spacing the floor.
12 - Sacramento Kings - Devin Vassell, SG/SF, Florida State: The Kings have had serious problems with their forwards in recent times, and with Buddy Hield becoming disgruntled, someone like Vassell would be a huge boon for their team. An excellent 3-D player, he’d slide right into the Kings rotation as a great defensive fit next to Fox and a possible replacement for either Hield or Bogdanovic, whichever player the Kings end up parting with.
13 - New Orleans Pelicans - Tyrese Maxey, PG, Kentucky: Even if the Pelicans decide that Lonzo Ball is their PG of the future, they can definitely use a scoring punch off the bench. Maxey would provide that punch, as someone with great finishing ability, solid touch, and decent ability to get to the rim. As a bonus, he’s also a strong defender, and could benefit heavily from Lonzo’s passing ability to help generate offense for him.
14 - Boston Celtics - Aleksej Pokusevski, C, Olympiacos B: There’s a lot of players Boston could grab here, as they are already a title contender with their current team. But their center position could use a bit of a boost, and considering they could very much just stash Pokesevski for a bit while they sign the rest of their young core to long term deals as well as the tantalizing potential he’s shown off so far, this seems like a great fit for the Celtics. Sure, they could grab someone who’s ready to contribute right away like Kira Lewis, but why not shoot for the stars? The great part of having a lottery pick while also having a great team is that it allows you to go for home runs like this instead of settling for a likely role player. And if the high end outcomes pays out, then the C's just might have the next NBA dynasty on their hands.
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2020.08.21 05:39 lisanik If you need/want therapy but are worried you can’t afford it, many places off sliding-scale payments. I’ve put together a list to help people...

Hi all.
Yesterday I had a post blow up on YSK, and I spent hours helping over 75 people find affordable therapy in their areas. I want to offer the list I’ve compiled here in case it helps anyone. You are welcome to reach out to me with your area if you need help. Truly. Leave a comment or DM me, and I will do my very best to find you help.
Also, I know $5 or $30 bucks isn’t affordable for everyone—especially if you’re struggling just to eat. It’s worth noting that my partner got free therapy for almost two years, so that can sometimes happen, too. So for those that might be able to use some resources, here you are:
What follows is the list I’ve put together based on people’s requests. These are almost entirely specific to the US, though a couple for Canada.
Again: please reach out to me if you need some guidance.
Best overall resource:
Text NAMI, as they may be aware of resources I’m not. Still, this is a starting place.
https://www.nami.org/Blogs/NAMI-Blog/September-2016/How-Texting-Can-Help-Save-a-Life
In the US, text 211. In many states, dialing “211” provides individuals and families in need with a shortcut through what can be a bewildering maze of health and human service agency phone numbers.
Virtual:
https://www.betterhelp.com
https://openpathcollective.org (I’m told this is the more affordable of the virtual options)
It’s worth noting that many places are doing virtual therapy because of covid.
San Antonio:
https://www.freeclinics.com/cit/tx-san_antonio
Houston:
https://fullerlifefamilytherapy.org/houston-sliding-scale-therapy-agencies/
Corpus Christi:
https://www.opencounseling.com/texas/corpus-christi
Palm Desert/Palm Springs/ La Quinta CA
https://www.opencounseling.com/california/palm-desert
Vancouver:
https://www.advancedwellnesscounseling.com
Los Angeles
https://mylatherapy.com/about-my-la-therapy/sliding-scale-therapy/
https://wila.org
http://www.creativetherapyla.com/ss.html
Puerto Rico
https://www.needymeds.org/mental_clinics.taf?_function=state&state=PR
Brooklyn
Kings County Hospital Center’s Behavioral Health Center offers therapy on a sliding scale from $15-20 a session. Keep in mind this is all subject to your financial situation, so call 718-245-2727 for more information on required paperwork.
https://www.newpathwaysny.org
https://williamsburgtherapygroup.com
https://newdirectionsbrooklyn.com
https://jewishboard.org
Nashville
http://www.mindfultherapynashville.com
https://www.agapenashville.org/counseling
Finally, a list of resources: https://www.opencounseling.com/tennessee/nashville
Denver
https://www.mariadroste.org
https://denverfamilyinstitute.org
And a link to a list of other possibilities:
http://www.jcmh.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/Mental-Health-Tx-Low-Cost-and-Sliding-Scale.pdf
Staten Island
https://www.islandofhopecounseling.com
http://www.counselingstatenisland.com
http://www.listeningcarefullycounseling.com
Brentwood, NY
http://mhaw.org/programs/community-resource-directory/
http://www.hrhcare.org/healthcenters/brentwood/
And nearby Levittown:
https://yesccc.org/what-we-do
And if none of those work, give this database a try: https://openpathcollective.org/city/new-york/
Knoxville
https://www.knoxvillecounselingservices.com
https://www.cherokeehealth.com/about-us/who-we-serve
An awesome list: https://www.opencounseling.com/tennessee/knoxville
Baltimore
https://probonocounseling.org
https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/socialwork/medsurg/community/partb.html
A nice list: https://www.opencounseling.com/maryland/baltimore
Another helpful resource: https://211md.org/counseling
Brookline & Boston
https://www.brooklinecenter.org
https://www.denovo.org/counseling/services
https://mariadrostecounseling.com
And a list of folks in Boston:
https://www.opencounseling.com/massachusetts/boston
Indianapolis
https://www.familiesfirstindiana.org/mental-health-counseling
http://www.legacy-house.org
A useful list: https://www.opencounseling.com/indiana/indianapolis
Fort Wayne, IN
https://www.headwaterscounseling.org
https://www.bowencenter.org
https://www.treatment-centers.net/directory/indiana/fort-wayne/counseling-services-and-consulting-llc.html (if substance abuse is part of the issue)
https://www.fwfmc.com
https://www.parkcenter.org
And a pdf list: https://acjc.us/wp-content/uploads/2017-Updated-Counseling-Agencies.pdf
Florida Panhandle/Fort Walton area
https://www.ppccfl.com
https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/therapists/carol-r-murphy-fort-walton-beach-fl/203267
A list of folks who provide sliding scale: https://www.opencounseling.com/florida/fort-walton-beach
Schenectady, NY
https://www.opencounseling.com/new-york/schenectady
Baton Rouge, LA
https://www.opencounseling.com/louisiana/baton-rouge
https://ldh.la.gov/index.cfm/directory/detail/8546/catid/179
https://www.shchc.org/locations
https://fsgbr.org
https://www.grcbr.org
http://cosbr.net/contact/
https://daronda-parker-lathan.vsee.meclinic
Grand Rapids, Michigan
http://grcounseling.com
https://www.mindfulcounselinggr.com
https://www.opencounseling.com/michigan/grand-rapids
http://www.eastowncounseling.com
https://www.michigan.gov/documents/cmh_8_1_02_37492_7.PDF
Asheville, NC
https://www.fullcirclewnc.org
http://allsoulscounseling.org
https://www.opencounseling.com/north-carolina/asheville
https://trueselfhealinggroup.com/lowfee-clinic
Madison, WI
https://samaritancounselingcenterwi.org/about/
https://www.opencounseling.com/wisconsin/madison
http://m.lakecitycounseling.com/?url=http://www%2Elakecitycounseling%2Ecom%2F#2811
Ontario, Toronto, Ottawa, Hamilton
https://www.affordabletherapytoronto.com
West Palm Beach, FL
https://namipbc.org/resource-links/ (Scroll down time counseling services, but this page has so many good links)
https://www.opencounseling.com/florida/west-palm-beach
https://www.ctrfam.org/individual-family-counseling/
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
https://burroughscounseling.com
https://sfpsychological.org/what-we-do/marriage-and-family-clinic/
https://www.helplinecenter.org/wp-content/uploads/HLCRD-Sioux-Falls-Mental-Health-Guide.pdf
San Francisco, CA
Golden Gate Integral Counseling Center Phone: (415) 561-0230
https://www.marinacounseling.com
https://www.ciis.edu/counseling-and-acupuncture-clinics/integral-counseling-center-at-pierce-street
http://sfnewperspectives.org
https://www.accessinst.org
https://www.liberationinstitute.org
https://mindfulcenter.org
https://www.wellsanfrancisco.com/about/sliding-scale-therapy/
Pueblo, CO
https://www.health.solutions
Philly!
http://www.counselingphiladelphia.com
https://councilforrelationships.or
https://www.mazzonicenter.org
https://www.circlecounseling.com
https://abetterlifetherapy.com
https://www.turningleaftherapyservices.com
A nice list: https://generocity.org/philly/2018/06/27/mental-health-guide-where-to-get-therapy-on-a-sliding-scale-in-philadelphia/
And another: https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.phillymag.com/be-well-philly/2020/04/30/virtual-therapy/%3famp=1
Lancaster, PA
https://cobys.org/counseling/
https://www.lauramorse.org
https://thewellcounselingandconsulting.com
https://lancasterpsychology.com
https://healingspacesbh.com
Seattle
https://www.antioch.edu/seattle/resources/
https://seattleanxiety.com
http://northwestfamilylife.org
https://www.sagetherapyseattle.com
https://aubree-irving-therapy.com
https://www.southseattlecounseling.com
https://mendseattle.com
https://bastyrcenter.org/services/counseling
And a list of resources: http://www.seattlecrisis.org/counseling.html
Atlanta, GA
https://mcsatlanta.org
http://samaritanatlanta.org
http://www.intownfamilytherapy.com
https://www.thelink.org
http://www.htwcc.org
http://www.atlanta-counseling.com/rates-and-fees
https://gahope.org
http://www.skylinecounselingatl.com/low-cost-services
Fairbanks, Alaska
https://www.opencounseling.com/alaska/fairbanks
https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/therapists/lotus-family-counseling-llc-fairbanks-ak/294939
https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/therapists/jennifer-hood-lpc-llc-fairbanks-ak/362052 (trauma specialist)
https://www.utherapy.net/contact/
http://www.graceinmotioncounseling.com
Lehi, Utah
https://whs.alpineschools.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/13/2016/11/Low-Cost-Mental-Health-Services-in-Utah-County.pdf
https://www.stevenjchen.com
Salt Lake City, UT
https://www.ucebt.com
https://www.opencounseling.com/utah/salt-lake-city
https://www.familycounselingcenterutah.com
http://www.whitneybarrellcounseling.com
https://www.amethystcenterforhealing.com
https://redwillowcounseling.com
Tacoma, WA
https://www.seamar.org/pierce-medical-tacoma.html
Oakland, CA
https://www.seeds-of-awareness.org
http://womenstherapy.org
http://blueoaktherapycenter.org
Nice long list of resources: https://sa.berkeley.edu/sites/default/files/Sliding%20Scale%20Psychotherapy%20Agencies2.pdf
Another list of resources: http://acphd.org/media/129900/mental_health_matrix.pdf
https://gratefulhearttherapy.org
https://lauranorthruppsychotherapy.com/sliding-scale-therapy-resources
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