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  1. With The 4th Pick In The 2018 NBA Draft

    Someone who has had the same ongoing injury for the last four years, that is a long term injury. Most injuries are over with and rehabbed in a matter of weeks or months. FOUR YEARS is a long term problem.
  2. With The 4th Pick In The 2018 NBA Draft

    If this is true, this makes me more concerned. I thought it was something that happened at Mizzou. How can you have zero concerns about it as a long term issue if it has already been a long term issue? Soph, Junior, Senior, Freshman in college. That's four years. That is a long term issue.
  3. With The 4th Pick In The 2018 NBA Draft

    When were they good together? I didn't go by just this past year. I went with the past three years. Our offense has been AWFUL all three years. While I get the pace of play argument for points, it is more than just playing a slow pace. Our FG and 3 point %s are among worst in the league as well. I don't disagree with you that we need versatile defenders. I just think our offense is in just as much need as our defense. In fact, what we need most is a guy who excels at both ends of the floor. To the person who is upset by the national media saying we need everything, is that a lie? I tend to think we do need everything. The only two players who are proven quality players are both over 30. They may not be over, but they aren't far from it. Even with them, we need offense, defense, a better back up point guard, better wings, more depth with our bigs, athleticism, shooting. So what is there that you don't think we need????
  4. With The 4th Pick In The 2018 NBA Draft

    WHAT THE F$%&?????? The Grizzlies were 29th in points per game, 27th in FG%, and 25th in 3 point %. While I agree they need more versatile defenders, explain to me how they don't need more scoring. And don't tell me it was just because Conley was hurt and Marc sat a lot. The previous season we were 29th in points, 30th in FG%, and 17th in 3 point %. The year before that 24th, 23rd, and 29th. We are one of the worst offensive teams in the league! And have been for many years.
  5. With The 4th Pick In The 2018 NBA Draft

    I get more impressed with basketball stats. Both of them had solid, not great years.
  6. Obligatory 2018 NBA Draft 2nd Round Thread

    Ok count me firmly OUT on Mitchell Robinson. After skipping the combine, he either has a first round promise or is totally insane.
  7. 2018 NBA Combine

    While that matters, it is not the gap you would expect though. Bamba is already 20.
  8. With The 4th Pick In The 2018 NBA Draft

    Doncic: Whether he comes over next year or not, if you draft him, you own his rights. Anyone think the 76ers regret waiting two years for Embiid? Porter: To me, his high end is Rashard Lewis, not Durant. Lewis was awesome. Just not awesome enough for me to risk the back injury. Carter: Been on his bandwagon for a long time,
  9. With The 4th Pick In The 2018 NBA Draft

    Doncic and Ayton will be gone. If Bagley falls to 4, take him. If he's gone, for me, it's between Carter, Porter, and Young. Porter and Young are the grand slam swings. Porter's back scares me. Backs don't tend to get to better with time, they tend to get worse. Is Young the player from the beginning of the year or the end? I've been on board with Carter possibly being the best big man for a while now. He blocks shots, he can post up, he can shoot. I am perfectly fine with drafting an Al Horford type of 4/5 multiple all star player. That's a home run in my book. The only pause I give to Carter is that KBM now likes him. That scares me. Ha
  10. Obligatory 2018 NBA Draft 2nd Round Thread

    Shake Milton is another guy I have high on my list for 2nd round picks. 6'6" with a 7'0" wingspan and is a combo guard. Shot over 42% from 3 all three years in college with plenty of attempts.
  11. 2018 NBA Draft Thread

    THANK YOU!!!! Please people you do not trade down in the NBA when you are at the top of the draft. One player makes all the difference. And the chances of drafting a superstar are about 10 times better in the top three picks than the rest of the draft combined.
  12. Draft's Mystery Man

    Mitchell Robinson has lottery talent. So he might be drafted there. But he has made some super weird decisions. Plus the article says he is already 20. Was he putting up numbers because he was older? How much will all of that affect his stock? Was he mishandled by his "family?" Or is he a problem? If he goes near the lottery, you know teams think it was the family and guidance. If he begins to fall, you know teams think it's him. If he fell to the second round, I would definitely be willing to take a chance on him.
  13. 2018 NBA Draft Thread

    I've seen Nate Robinson outmuscle many a NBA players, including Kevin Durant. Just because a short grown man outmuscled a tall teenage boy doesn't mean much to me. The bigger concern for me is if he is consistently having bad games against quicker defenders, regardless of height, and how he reacts to adversity. Kobe Bryant as a 19 year old shot 40.8/ 21.4/ 68.9 in the playoffs while averaging 8.7 ppg/ 1.9 rpg/ 1.5 apg/ 1 to in 20 minutes of action. At 18, he was even worse, including the infamous 4 airball game against Utah. His career went OK after that. Just because a teenager doesn't dominate every second of every game does not mean he won't go on to have a decent career.
  14. 2018 NBA Draft Thread

    When it comes to Luka Doncic, I automatically ignore anyone who brings up the fact he's a "Euro" or only compares him to white players. It tells me you have made up your mind and it has nothing to do with Luka and everything to do with stereotypes. He has his flaws just like every other prospect in this draft; talk about those flaws without being so obvious with your bias.
  15. Obligatory 2018 NBA Draft 2nd Round Thread

    Fair enough
  16. Obligatory 2018 NBA Draft 2nd Round Thread

    I think the best player available at 32 will be someone who was projected to go in the first round but has fallen for whatever reason. It will just be a matter of whom. One highly talented person that could fall into that category is Mitchell Robinson, given all his weird decisions since high school.
  17. 2018 NBA Draft Thread

    Let's also add in that almost everyone is projecting him top 2. He can only go down. Given how young he is and the amount of games he has played over the last 18 months, I am quite certain his body will need some rest, too. His agent is controlling this and doing what should be done if you ask me.
  18. 2018 NBA Draft Thread

    The one thing I'd like to point out about Bagley's defense is that he has the athletic ability to be better. Ben Simmons was a sub-par defender at LSU. Now he is already a solid defender as a rookie. So in regards to Bagley, I'm not overly concerned about his defense at Duke. It may still end up being a problem, but it may not. I'd imagine until Duke he probably wasn't asked to play defense much or didn't have to try real hard to make an impact at his size versus high school kids.
  19. I like JB fine. I just would have preferred Budenholzer- who knows if he would have even taken the job.
  20. The 2018 Free Agents

    I wouldn't use the MLE on anyone unless it was a 1 or 2 year deal. The goal would be to have as much cap space as possible in 2020 when Marc and Chandler expire. If you hit with this draft pick, he would just be hitting his stride around that summer. The hope would be you could attract some free agents to join him. Long shot, but at least give yourself the chance. Even if it doesn't work out that you sign stars, you are still able to add talented players.
  21. 2018 NBA Draft Thread

    After the initial rough patch, I always thought Calathes was a quality NBA player. He was good at everything except shooting. Kind of a big thing to be bad at, but plenty of other players have had productive careers without any shot.
  22. The way Vernon ripped the front office over the handling of the trade deadline Tyreke situation, I'm guessing they don't tell him what he can and can't say. He absolutely murdered them.
  23. 2018 NBA Draft Thread

    If we draft Doncic and he becomes the best European player in history, I won't care if he is not the best player in the draft. Portland gets criticized for drafting Bowie over Jordan. No one criticizes Houston for taking Olajuwan. Jordan obviously became the better player, but Houston was happy with their pick. If Doncic becomes the greatest Euro player ever, even if the next guy becomes greater than Jordan, I won't be mad with a Hall of Fame draft pick.
  24. 2018 NBA Draft Thread

    I'm not ignorant to that fact at all. His numbers may have been better. Except you are forgetting one thing, and I'll use your words: "He did all of this from THE BENCH" Yep which also means he spent a vast majority of his time playing against other bench players. Granted he closed against starters, but still most of his minutes were against the inferior part of the roster. It also means he could go harder knowing he had less minutes. So Nash was only a better passer? Explain the shooting splits. Because Ginobili is a good shooter by any measurement. Nash is one of the greatest ever. Nash .490/ .428/ .904 Ginobili .447/ .369/ .827 Also you seem discount the importance of assists. I'll use per 36 minutes as the standard here (stats coming from, so you don't have to keep on with your minutes argument. I'll even undervalue the assist and say it's only worth 2 points (which would only be the case if the player never assisted on a 3 pointer). Let's see who generated more points per 36 minutes. And I'll come up with this number by adding points per 36 mins to points accumulated by assist per 36 Ginobili Nash 96-97 - 25.8 97-98 - 26.3 98-99 - 21.3 99-00 - 24.1 00-01 - 31.9 01-02 - 34.6 02-03 20.2 35.1 03-04 24.9 34.5 04-05 28.9 40.3 05-06 28.9 40.4 06-07 30.9 42.8 07-08 33.0 41.0 08-09 30.4 37.6 09-10 33.1 42.1 10-11 32.3 40.5 11-12 33.8 38.6 12-13 32.4 28.9 13-14 33.1 31.5 14-15 28.9 - 15-16 28.8 - 16-17 24.6 - 17-18 25.0 - So over the course of their hall of fame careers, Ginobili generated an average of 29.325 points per 36. Whereas Nash generated an average of 34.294 points per 36. Ginobili's career high was 33.8; Nash had 11 seasons higher than that total. So keep discounting the assists all you want, they matter much more than you realize. (Also they would matter even more if we knew how many of those were 3 point baskets instead of 2's).