With Horford out the door and Aron Baynes looking for a home as well, the centre spot needs to be addressed while Gordon Hayward still has to return to peak Utah form. Where do the Sixers stand? Butler is expected to meet with the Sixers first before pursuing other options.
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They pushed the Raptors to seven games and a bounce shot at the buzzer, but their threat to Toronto hinges on on both those players returning. What do the Lakers offer? Davis is expected to play a role in the meeting. Magic Johnson will be prevented from playing a role as it was originally reported, so Jeanie Buss is expected to handle the business and marketing aspects of the meeting. He deferred to Dwyane Wade in his first season in Miami to an extent that it cost them the title, but still, he wishes to express that he will take on whatever role Davis and Leonard would prefer him to play.
For all James says, the media focus will undoubtedly be on James. Golden State will hope to have Klay Thompson return at some point in the second half of the season and, with the championship pedigree they showed in pushing the Raptors to six games despite being outplayed for most of the series, should have enough to compete with the best of the west if Thompson is fully healthy.
Utah stand to improve as well with the addition of Mike Conley while Portland and Oklahoma City will be welcoming the likes of Jusuf Nurkic and Andre Roberson no, this is not to say they are players of similar caliber , respectively, from injuries. The road from April to June is filled with difficulties, so does Kawhi want a bloodbath during the regular season?
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Right from the get-go, Masai Ujiri has stressed the need for the Raptors to be themselves and they will continue to focus on what they can offer. They worked with Leonard from Day 1 to seek out a method by which they could best manage his health and did so successfully. They showed they could win without him during the regular season and then win it all in the postseason, and finally even had Uncle Dennis enjoying his time in Toronto. What is abundantly clear heading into their meeting is that there is absolutely nothing more the Raptors could have done.
And perhaps that is what scares fans the most as Leonard gets set to make his decision. Over to you, Kawhi.
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Showing Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Oct 28, Eric rated it liked it Shelves: reading-challenge , action-adventure , naval-historical-fiction. On the King's Sea Service is a reasonable good read.
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The characters in the story need some work. As a fan a naval historical fiction set in the late 's and early 's, this book was much like others that I have read. In fact, most of the characters including Phillips seem like cardboard cutouts. Here we have a sea setting in the British Navy and Phillips is the captain. Then there is the ever f On the King's Sea Service is a reasonable good read. Then there is the ever faithful first officer.
You won't find a steward who complains like Killick does in O'Brien's books. Phillips is just there rising from a lieutenant to captain in a series lucky breaks. There is a romantic connection void of romance. The interactions in general are kind of mundane. Phillips just seems to know what to do like he was born to be a British Navy captain. In other naval books of this genre, there are a lot of details.
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It maybe discussing the sails and rigging or navigation or long sea voyages or different characters of the crew on board. In this book, the details are glossed over. Not a lot of technical language on the workings of a sailing ship. The story focuses on mostly the sea action and Phillips' situation as captain. I guess I would characterize the story naval historical fiction "lite. I like it all. I do wish there was a just a bit more character development though.
I have read reviews where people couldn't handle all the technical descriptions of an 18th century sailing ship. I would recommend that they give these books a try. The author paints a rich tapestry of the times. I find the books enjoyable and easy to read. Oct 22, Chaplain Stanleigh Chapin rated it really liked it. A fine sailing ship adventure While in the service lived in the old Mystic Connecticut seaport and developed a life long fascination.
This has a accurate storyline and good characterization. Feb 10, Diane Puckhaber rated it liked it. The story-line is a bit farfetched. Such rapid advancement and success aren't very credible. The end was too abrupt. Nevertheless an enjoyable and diverting read. Oct 18, Jerry Mercer rated it really liked it.
Good Short Novella This is a well-written story that ends too abruptly. The characters are believable and the plot is in keeping with the time period. More action sequences would help, along with sailing details. Phillip's promotions seem rather quick compared to his time on the beach. Sep 24, Jeffrey Gray rated it liked it.
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To choppy of a writing style for my taste but very period accurate. Jul 19, D Woods rated it it was amazing. Sea adventure I couldn't put down. Reminds me of the Hornblower adventures. A very enjoyable and easy read and I look forward to completing the series. Philip E Severance rated it it was ok Jan 23,