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  1. 2018 NBA Draft Thread

    That three or layup stuff is cool for your role players who catch and shoot or just do straight line drives. Most shot creators and star players need some sort of a midrange game though. Dont let these analytics have you thinking otherwise.
  2. The 2018 Free Agents

    Hood is slick slaw when you watch him more. Then he stays hurt.
  3. 2018 NBA Draft Thread

    This has nothing to do with Memphis fans. On average, most fans have more patience with the guy they would have picked. And as just said, most fans want the popular pick. Thats just sports life.
  4. 2018 NBA Draft Thread

    Yeah, the average fan "looks" at mock drafts, but most of the time they are really only looking at the guys they know or like or have big stats. Most people saw Thabeet up there but were still thinking "no way."
  5. 2018 NBA Draft Thread

    Yeah Porzingis played well. See my Webber-Penny example above. I am talking about if Doncic doesnt play well and Bagley/Ayton do. The time allowed to adjust will be different than if its Bagley/Ayton struggling.
  6. 2018 NBA Draft Thread

    Yes, they will view him negatively in the long term if Bagley or Ayton fails or gets injured. However, if Doncic struggles at first and Bagley or Ayton was available and they do well, they will IMMEDIATELY jump on him because they werent familiar with him. Doncic will have a huge microscope on him from day 1. They have never seen him play well so ofcourse they will jump on Wallace if he stinks. If Ayton/Bagley struggles early, the leash will be longer because they have seen Ayton/Bagley play very well before. They know they can produce because everyone saw it in college it so becomes less about who they could have had and more about the player not being there yet and needing time. I cant believe that you cant see this. I can give you examples all day and they dont have to be American. Another one was Penny-Webber. Penny was booed off the stage in Orlando when picked cause no one (in that media era) had seen him. Everyone saw Michigan and knew what Webber was about. Luckily Penny played well so it was moot. However, had he struggled, he would have been killed.
  7. 2018 NBA Draft Thread

    Nah your view pretty much lines with how you think on almost all issues. Let the FO make a decision because they are the "professionals" and then only if it doesnt work lets blast them. Thats why most here have been on Wallace for years and you are just now getting it only because the record is bad. You dont do this, but most fans have strong convictions from the beginning about who should be picked. They wont wait and see. They will think its stupid to pick Doncic over Ayton/Bagley from the beginning. The average fan has done very little research on Euros. Not because they dont like Euros, they just arent visible to them and they dont understand European competition. Its seen as second hand talent to most fans because NBA rejects play there. They will see some underwhelming draft highlights on draft day (cause Doncics highlights are fairly boring) and be even more ******. And then pile on if the player proves them right. Eg. as someone said NY fans booed Kristaps. Even though Kristaps is a star they still roast Nitikilina because he was picked over Dennis Smith. They wanted Smith so Nitikilina gets the heat. Had it been Smith picked, they would have cheered loudly and been much more understanding of any struggles.
  8. 2018 NBA Draft Thread

    It wouldnt be nearly as bad because they would be happier with the pick initially. They would be surprised that Doncic did better than Ayton or Bagley. The "I told you so" effect would be eliminated.
  9. 2018 NBA Draft Thread

    I will go a step further. I think its about players that look the part. What gets Parsons is his image and how he is perceived in general. Had it been some other injury riddled player like Jabari Parker or Wes Matthews who "looks like" he cares I really dont think the reaction would have been the same. Thabeet is another guy that gives you that "should have known" feeling. Darko was also roasted in Detroit due to be an unknown foreigner picked over Melo. I think there was an article where he talked about how dreadful his experience was. Not sure but I bet guys like Oden, Kwame Brown, Darius Miles or Eddy Curry didnt get quite as much flack. Or Stromile. Because they just appeared to be guys would would be good picks but didnt work.
  10. 2018 NBA Draft Thread

    Over Bagley and Ayton they wont like it. No.
  11. 2018 NBA Draft Thread

    Familiarity. A fairly unathletic euro guard just sounds like a bigger gamble than a 7 foot freshman at a major college that averaged 20-10. He will be compared to Rubio or Kukoc initially and the average fan who hasnt studied Europe much wont be that happy if picked over them.
  12. The 2018 Free Agents

    Wow. Parker has the potential to make up for the Hayward loss.
  13. 2018 NBA Draft Thread

    Ayton is so good that I wouldnt care that Marc is in the way. Twin tower them until Marc finally dissappears.
  14. 2018 NBA Draft Thread

    Duke is recruiting differently in recent years. So you kinda have to throw out history at this point.
  15. 2018 NBA Draft Thread

    Yeah, the best thing I like about him is that he is a day one starter for sure. Guys that can compete at a high level from the beginning just have a better chance of being a star as oppossed to a player who is "lost" or has to come off the bench. I dont want any stories about how good our top 4 pick is in practice!