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Author:  fonzeee [ Fri Jun 21, 2019 4:36 am ]
Post subject:  Re: NBA season 2018/19 - Toronto Raptors: NBA Champions!

Bowens wrote:
Darius Garland the year after you take Sexton. :?

Hayes was a solid pick. Probably my favorite player in this class after the top 2 and fills the hole left by AD.


Windler is a good one...the scuttlebutt is that the Pacers picked up #32 to get him, but he didn't even make it that far. Underrated on account of going to a nothing-school, but more than just your stereotypical white guy shooter. Excellent rebounder too, apparently.

Author:  Bowens [ Fri Jun 21, 2019 4:47 am ]
Post subject:  Re: NBA season 2018/19 - Toronto Raptors: NBA Champions!

He balled out vs Maryland in the tourney. We need a 2 guard so it’s a good pick for that spot.

Author:  goeagles [ Fri Jun 21, 2019 5:48 am ]
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Was Jontay Porter's physical that bad? I mean that dude would have been a mid-first, maybe late lotto pick last year before the injury. You'd have to have a very dim outlook for his future if you don't take a late 2nd round flier on him. If he gets healthy, he could be a very useful player.

Author:  Boil up [ Fri Jun 21, 2019 6:00 am ]
Post subject:  Re: NBA season 2018/19 - Toronto Raptors: NBA Champions!

goeagles wrote:
Was Jontay Porter's physical that bad? I mean that dude would have been a mid-first, maybe late lotto pick last year before the injury. You'd have to have a very dim outlook for his future if you don't take a late 2nd round flier on him. If he gets healthy, he could be a very useful player.

He had off the court issues, shitty attitude and all that. If it is the case, he must be a bit of an arse to get dropped that far down.

Author:  goeagles [ Fri Jun 21, 2019 6:06 am ]
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Boil up wrote:
goeagles wrote:
Was Jontay Porter's physical that bad? I mean that dude would have been a mid-first, maybe late lotto pick last year before the injury. You'd have to have a very dim outlook for his future if you don't take a late 2nd round flier on him. If he gets healthy, he could be a very useful player.

He had off the court issues, shitty attitude and all that. If it is the case, he must be a bit of an arse to get dropped that far down.


Jontay did? I know Bol did, but hadn't heard anything like that about Jontay.

Author:  Boil up [ Fri Jun 21, 2019 6:09 am ]
Post subject:  Re: NBA season 2018/19 - Toronto Raptors: NBA Champions!

goeagles wrote:
Boil up wrote:
goeagles wrote:
Was Jontay Porter's physical that bad? I mean that dude would have been a mid-first, maybe late lotto pick last year before the injury. You'd have to have a very dim outlook for his future if you don't take a late 2nd round flier on him. If he gets healthy, he could be a very useful player.

He had off the court issues, shitty attitude and all that. If it is the case, he must be a bit of an arse to get dropped that far down.


Jontay did? I know Bol did, but hadn't heard anything like that about Jontay.

JR Porter yeah? I just read 5 minutes before seeing your post that he had issues.
Quote:
Porter Jr should be one of the top picks in the draft, with a high three-point percentage. Unfortunately, he was suspended during his last semester with USC thanks to off-the-court behavior and has been stuck with the label of having “maturity issues.” In the right environment, he could be a steal in the draft or he could find his way out of the league.

If it’s a different dude, sorry for the confusion.

Author:  Marshall Banana [ Fri Jun 21, 2019 6:12 am ]
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Even Porter's sister has torn her ACL 5 times... :uhoh:

Hopefully we see Michael get on the floor, but teams passing on Jontay is understandable.

Author:  goeagles [ Fri Jun 21, 2019 6:18 am ]
Post subject:  Re: NBA season 2018/19 - Toronto Raptors: NBA Champions!

Boil up wrote:
goeagles wrote:
Boil up wrote:
goeagles wrote:
Was Jontay Porter's physical that bad? I mean that dude would have been a mid-first, maybe late lotto pick last year before the injury. You'd have to have a very dim outlook for his future if you don't take a late 2nd round flier on him. If he gets healthy, he could be a very useful player.

He had off the court issues, shitty attitude and all that. If it is the case, he must be a bit of an arse to get dropped that far down.


Jontay did? I know Bol did, but hadn't heard anything like that about Jontay.

JR Porter yeah? I just read 5 minutes before seeing your post that he had issues.
Quote:
Porter Jr should be one of the top picks in the draft, with a high three-point percentage. Unfortunately, he was suspended during his last semester with USC thanks to off-the-court behavior and has been stuck with the label of having “maturity issues.” In the right environment, he could be a steal in the draft or he could find his way out of the league.

If it’s a different dude, sorry for the confusion.


Different dude. That's Kevin Porter Jr. Jontay played at Mizzou with his bro Michael Porter Jr.

Author:  Jay Cee Gee [ Fri Jun 21, 2019 6:20 am ]
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goeagles wrote:

Different dude. That's Kevin Porter Jr. Jontay played at Mizzou with his bro Michael Porter Jr.


I thought you were saying Kevin & Michael were brothers and was wondering if they had a really stupid father.

Author:  goeagles [ Fri Jun 21, 2019 6:21 am ]
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Marshall Banana wrote:
Even Porter's sister has torn her ACL 5 times... :uhoh:

Hopefully we see Michael get on the floor, but teams passing on Jontay is understandable.


Reportedly looking good but talk is cheap. I guess we will see what MPJ looks like when Summer League starts soon. With Jontay, I don't get it. Super weak draft depth wise and he's arguably a better player than MPJ when both are healthy. Definitely the type that can be a 2nd round find, beyond the injuries too. High BBIQ, great passer. Not saying he's Draymond or Jokic, but those are the types of players that have historically been undervalued and been great finds in the late first, early 2nd.

Author:  fonzeee [ Fri Jun 21, 2019 6:24 am ]
Post subject:  Re: NBA season 2018/19 - NBA Draft

I always loved the Porter pick for the Nugs, and I truly believe it’ll pay off.

Author:  Marshall Banana [ Fri Jun 21, 2019 6:48 am ]
Post subject:  Re: NBA season 2018/19 - Toronto Raptors: NBA Champions!

goeagles wrote:
Marshall Banana wrote:
Even Porter's sister has torn her ACL 5 times... :uhoh:

Hopefully we see Michael get on the floor, but teams passing on Jontay is understandable.


Reportedly looking good but talk is cheap. I guess we will see what MPJ looks like when Summer League starts soon. With Jontay, I don't get it. Super weak draft depth wise and he's arguably a better player than MPJ when both are healthy. Definitely the type that can be a 2nd round find, beyond the injuries too. High BBIQ, great passer. Not saying he's Draymond or Jokic, but those are the types of players that have historically been undervalued and been great finds in the late first, early 2nd.


https://twitter.com/Sam_Vecenie/status/1141928491178319872

I popped Jontay Porter in my final mock mostly out of hope that someone would take a shot. But the feedback I got from teams was that he was unlikely to be picked because of the obvious: concerns about his medicals.

What's his pathway from here? Rehab, and then hope to get a G League invite down the line?

Author:  Marshall Banana [ Fri Jun 21, 2019 6:53 am ]
Post subject:  Re: NBA season 2018/19 - NBA Draft

I like the Thunder pick.

I'm fairly certain we discussed this article on him previously: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/22/sports/darius-bazley-g-league-new-balance.html

Thunder also signed Arizona State's Lu Dort to a full two-way contract. Will have to check out some film.

Author:  Jay Cee Gee [ Fri Jun 21, 2019 9:34 am ]
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Marshall Banana wrote:
I like the Thunder pick.

I'm fairly certain we discussed this article on him previously: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/22/sports/darius-bazley-g-league-new-balance.html

Thunder also signed Arizona State's Lu Dort to a full two-way contract. Will have to check out some film.



Yeah, I saw an interview with Rich Paul about it on the Jump.

I'm all for any alternative pathways for young players, any alternative to college ball is good in my view.

RJ Hampton & Ball have good shots at being lottery picks next year which would definitely open people's eyes about the viability of playing overseas instead.

Author:  vintage_cox [ Sat Jun 22, 2019 7:51 am ]
Post subject:  Re: NBA season 2018/19 - NBA Draft

Marshall Banana wrote:
fonzeee wrote:
Marshall Banana wrote:
Nah.

Not yet anyway.

Adams is overpaid, but he's too good just to be a salary dump.

OKC trading back b/c this Draft ain't shit. I'm just trying to get excited here... :lol:


There were rumors he was been shopped, for whatever that's worth, albeit probably not terribly much.

Would you follow him or stay with OKC?


Both.

OKC is my team now, but I'll still watch Steve ball. Basically, as long as he doesn't end up in Boston, I'll survive...

The idea of the Pels taking on Adams contract has been floated on Twitter. I'm down. He and Jrue would be a great backbone for the young squad

Griff will take a run at Horford for sure.. but he probably wants a contender

Author:  Jay Cee Gee [ Sat Jun 22, 2019 8:13 am ]
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He probably does, but more importantly he wants 5 years & 100+ so if the Pels offer it to him, who knows?

Author:  Marshall Banana [ Sat Jun 22, 2019 10:33 am ]
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Griffin is a big fan of Steve, but he has to put a 5 that can shoot next to Zion.

I'm a big Horford fan, but he has patellar tendonitis. I'd be loathed to give him a long term deal over 100m...

He's 33!

Author:  Jay Cee Gee [ Sat Jun 22, 2019 10:36 am ]
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The Celtics have been talked about as a possible destination for Adams, would make sense - they've got the cap space & have just traded away Baynes. Adams does the same things as Baynes but twice as good.

Author:  vintage_cox [ Sat Jun 22, 2019 10:48 am ]
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Marshall Banana wrote:
Griffin is a big fan of Steve, but he has to put a 5 that can shoot next to Zion.

I'm a big Horford fan, but he has patellar tendonitis. I'd be loathed to give him a long term deal over 100m...

He's 33!

3/85 is the general consensus. so not what Horford is looking for

Brook Lopez would be nice but doubtful he wants that vet role either (and Vucevic)

Dewayne Dedmon can shoot

Author:  Bowens [ Mon Jun 24, 2019 11:07 pm ]
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Hawks just picked up Evan Turner. They’re about to be a sneaky team. Will have to get to a couple of games next season.

Author:  Jay Cee Gee [ Mon Jun 24, 2019 11:30 pm ]
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Apparently Harden isn't going to attend the awards ceremony so Giannis is nailed on for MVP tonight.

They really should go back to giving the awards out at the start of the playoffs.

Author:  Jay Cee Gee [ Tue Jun 25, 2019 6:02 am ]
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https://twitter.com/Weak_Side_Help/stat ... 7202962432

:lol: :lol: :lol:

Author:  eldanielfire [ Tue Jun 25, 2019 8:04 am ]
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Jay Cee Gee wrote:
https://twitter.com/Weak_Side_Help/status/1143358577202962432

:lol: :lol: :lol:


:lol:

Author:  Tehui [ Tue Jun 25, 2019 9:59 am ]
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Jay Cee Gee wrote:
They really should go back to giving the awards out at the start of the playoffs.


Totally agree.

Author:  Tehui [ Wed Jun 26, 2019 8:58 am ]
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MVP = Giannis Antetokounmpo
Rookie of the year = Luka Doncic
Sixth man = Lou Williams
Defensive player of the year = Rudy Gobert
Most improved = Pascal Siakam
Coach of the year = Mike Budenholzer

I haven't read any of the reviews, but based on what I saw this season, I don't have a problem with any of those decisions.

Author:  Jay Cee Gee [ Wed Jun 26, 2019 9:37 am ]
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Tehui wrote:
MVP = Giannis Antetokounmpo
Rookie of the year = Luka Doncic
Sixth man = Lou Williams
Defensive player of the year = Rudy Gobert
Most improved = Pascal Siakam
Coach of the year = Mike Budenholzer

I haven't read any of the reviews, but based on what I saw this season, I don't have a problem with any of those decisions.



Yeah, I mean you can make an argument for Harden based on his ridiculous offensive output, but he kind of did start the season a bit slower and not only does he not defend, he basically sits out any offensive possession that isn't an iso play for him. And combined with how much of his game is dependent on drawing fouls, I can understand why people might not wanna vote for him.

Author:  WoodlandsRFC [ Fri Jun 28, 2019 4:38 am ]
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It would appear the Lakers have now made space in their salary cap for a max contract offer.

Author:  Jay Cee Gee [ Fri Jun 28, 2019 4:53 am ]
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And in more important news, LeBron has given AD the #23 jersey.

Author:  WoodlandsRFC [ Fri Jun 28, 2019 4:57 am ]
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Jay Cee Gee wrote:
And in more important news, LeBron has given AD the #23 jersey.

#23 will one day be retired by the Lakers for AD you wonder?

Author:  Jay Cee Gee [ Fri Jun 28, 2019 6:00 am ]
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If he sticks around, probably. Be interesting to see if they can get a max player - you'd think someone would definitely be interested. In terms of the top tier (I'm assuming they can't get Kawhi, Klay or KD), maybe Butler or Kyrie could fit. I don't think they should throw max money at anyone else. Big money, but not max.

In other news, the Celtics are now looking like signing Kemba which is about the best like for like replacement you could get for Kyrie. Not quite as good, but maybe a better locker room fit.

And the Rockets are trying to get Jimmy Buckets in a sign and trade which sounds like a great idea if you want James Harden to get punched in the face.

Author:  fonzeee [ Fri Jun 28, 2019 7:17 am ]
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Jay Cee Gee wrote:
If he sticks around, probably. Be interesting to see if they can get a max player - you'd think someone would definitely be interested. In terms of the top tier (I'm assuming they can't get Kawhi, Klay or KD), maybe Butler or Kyrie could fit. I don't think they should throw max money at anyone else. Big money, but not max.

In other news, the Celtics are now looking like signing Kemba which is about the best like for like replacement you could get for Kyrie. Not quite as good, but maybe a better locker room fit.

And the Rockets are trying to get Jimmy Buckets in a sign and trade which sounds like a great idea if you want James Harden to get punched in the face.


Without knowing the ins and outs, Chris Paul is a known asshole, so I would assume he was behind most of the strife.

I like the move for Kemba for the Celtics.

Author:  Jay Cee Gee [ Fri Jun 28, 2019 10:57 am ]
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Oh yeah, Paul is an arsehole but so is Butler. And they're both bolshy as fudge about playing conditions so putting them both on a team with a guy who is historically ball dominant and apparently uncoachable is a recipe for disaster.

Author:  Flyin Ryan [ Fri Jun 28, 2019 12:13 pm ]
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Worlds in China later this summer.

Author:  vintage_cox [ Sat Jun 29, 2019 12:19 am ]
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cocks on blocks, correctly predict where these guys land and you will earn nothing:

Kawhi
Kemba
KD
Kyrie
Jimmy B

Author:  Jay Cee Gee [ Sat Jun 29, 2019 12:27 am ]
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vintage_cox wrote:
cocks on blocks, correctly predict where these guys land and you will earn nothing:

Kawhi
Kemba
KD
Kyrie
Jimmy B


Toronto (I'm guessing Gasol picking up his option is a clue).
Boston (good fit for team and Brad Stevens gets the most of out of his PG's so good for Kemba)
Nets (maybe in a sign & trade)
Nets (see above)
Houston (for the LOLZ, he really should resign with Philly though)

So I'm guessing the Lakers don't get an A+ recruit, but to be honest they don't need one. Get Reddick and some 3 and D guys and they're a good bet for a title, IMO.

Author:  vintage_cox [ Sat Jun 29, 2019 12:29 am ]
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c'mon those are the boring options :lol:

Author:  Jay Cee Gee [ Sat Jun 29, 2019 12:30 am ]
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vintage_cox wrote:
c'mon those are the boring options :lol:


Those are the most likely options in my (completely unqualified) opinion.

I would like the Nets to get good though, fudge the Knicks. I hope the Knicks sign Boogie on a max deal or some dumb shit.

Author:  fonzeee [ Sat Jun 29, 2019 2:35 am ]
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vintage_cox wrote:
cocks on blocks, correctly predict where these guys land and you will earn nothing:

Kawhi
Kemba
KD
Kyrie
Jimmy B


Clippers - let Jerry work his magic, plus I feel like introverts like to gravitate towards home. Gonna be hard to walk away from the best team in the league, especially when you also now own an entire country, but he really is his own man. Although some have him going to Lakers I truly cannot see him wanting to be Lebron’s bag boy. He just led a team to a championship, he should answer to no one.

Boston - honestly this is just based on what I’ve heard, I thought it would be Dallas to be honest, that Cubes would work his magic...anyways as a kind-of Celtics fan I think it’s a great move. Kyrie is more talented but he is a cancer. This a move that will improve the team IMO.

Brooklyn - so he can team up with Kyrie in NY without having to play for the Knicks

Brooklyn - so he can team up with KD in NY without having to play for the Knicks

Houston - some how or some way, Jimmy’s coming home. If they could find a way to get Harden and Paul to make up that’s a pretty formidable trio, assuming it works salary-wise (although Paul’s on the downslide)

Author:  WoodlandsRFC [ Sat Jun 29, 2019 2:43 am ]
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vintage_cox wrote:
cocks on blocks, correctly predict where these guys land and you will earn nothing:

Kawhi
Kemba
KD
Kyrie
Jimmy B

Clippers
Boston
Nets
Nets
Clippers

Author:  vintage_cox [ Sat Jun 29, 2019 4:50 am ]
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Shit, Darren Collison is retiring at 31

Was hoping to bring him back to NOLA

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