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  1. This sounds more like a stream of consciousness thing than an actual attempt to test the waters.
  2. 2018 NBA Draft Thread

    I think the problem with Luka is that he doesn't neatly match any player's complete skill set so it's hard to make a direct 1-to-1 comparison. The other top prospects are more "traditional" if you will in that regard.
  3. 2018 NBA Draft Thread

    I still think they're all really good, it's just that when nobody is clearly above everyone else (Ayton may be but only by a bit) you can actually focus on the negatives, which every 19 y/o is of course going to have. Nobody was overanalyzing Blake Griffin's flaws when he was the absolute favorite to go #1. I have my preferences but I think I'll be happy with anyone in the top 5.
  4. 2018 NBA Draft Thread

    Silly doesn't even come close. It was a Stern move when he was trying to expand the NBA overseas. Don't ask me what the rationale behind it was.
  5. Pete Pranica calling Playoff Game

    I'm rooting hard for the Jazz these playoffs. I know they'll probably be bumped off by the Rockets but they remind me of our early playoff runs. They play good basketball (especially compared to "nothing but iso's" OKC), play great defense, and they even suffer from those dry offensive spells we used to have every so often. Pete broadcasting their game 5 would be the next best thing to us actually playing. And they coined the term "Pushoff P." That's comedy gold.
  6. 2017/2018 - Temporada regular: Grizzlies y otros equipos

    Pues no me acordaba, hubiese encajado como un guante y nos habría salvado del fichaje de Parsons. Da gusto ver cómo juegan los Jazz en equipo, Quin Snyder es de lo mejorcito que hay en los banquillos. Si no fuese porque sigo convencido que es un ser demoníaco usando la piel de un pobre sacrificado para pasar desapercibido entre los humanos, sería mi entrenador favorito. Y por lo estoy leyendo en varios sitios parece que Snyder y el resto del equipo de entrenadores han sido fundamentales para el resurgimiento de Ricky. Leí un comentario sobre Ricky que citaba a un miembro de la FO de Utah diciendo "Parecía como si no le hubiesen entrenado nunca." Y me lo creo viendo la jaula de grillos que son los Wolves, a pesar de todo el talento que tienen. Veréis qué risa el año que viene cuando tengan que renovar a KAT y estén metidos de lleno en la línea de impuestos.
  7. 2018 NBA Draft Thread

    It's because he was born in an unincorporated territory, like Puerto Rico, which is by definition not part of the USA. So he is technically both "born outside of the USA" and "an American citizen." In the NBA's interpretation of what constitutes an international player, the unincorporated territories don't count as part of the USA, so a player who played high school and college in the Virgin Islands would count as an international player. That's obviously not Tim Duncan's case. However, the NBA made at some point a decision to allow players from those places to be considered "international" regardless, in what I think was a confusing ruling: So basically, Duncan is considered an international player because he wants to.
  8. Possible, yes. Likely, I don't know. But that's just my own uninformed opinion about a fanbase I don't particularly care for. I do think there are better exit scenarios for them, getting picks and smaller contracts in return. Frankly, this scenario looks better for us than it looks for them.
  9. I'm not saying it's wise for them long term, I'm just saying I don't see them pulling the trigger on Lillard-McCollum, especially when Marc would be the only return since we don't have any 1st round picks to add to the trade. This trade would be a 2-year-delayed salary dump (unless they hope Marc won't *stifles laughter* use his player option) and it would be perceived as such, especially if they don't renew Nurkic. I don't follow the Blazers' news or forums. Are their fans really clamoring to blow up the team after the sweep?
  10. I don't see Portland blowing up their core the year they went 3rd in the WC, sweep or no sweep, and getting Marc when they can re-up Nurkic as a RFA makes no sense. Stotts is much more likely to be fired next season than this scenario.
  11. 2018 NBA Draft Thread

    I remember a game in the Seoul Olympics when he dropped 50 something points on Spain (but we still won). For those still watching, that was a FIBA rules game with no OT, so in less than 40 minutes. It's a shame that so many international stars could not join the NBA (or only joined when old and hurt, like Sabonis) because of the stupid Olympic rule that banned professional players from competing internationally. As if the Yugoslav and Soviet "majors" and "colonels" weren't professionals.
  12. 2018 NBA Draft Thread

    Oscar Schmidt was incredible. He could score from anywhere, any time. Probably one of the best bucket-getters the sport has seen. I'm not sure how his "defense optional" game would have translated to the NBA, but he would have been a star for sure. I still think when it's all said and done Manu ranks over him because of his NBA success and also because it was Manu's Argentina that beat the USA and took the gold in the 2004 olympics. As for Euro players, I think it's important to distinguish between "best ever" and "best in the NBA." The latter is Dirk without a doubt, but when you take into account international competition and especially the time when playing in the NBA disqualified you for the Olympics Dirk is not even close.
  13. 2018 NBA Draft Thread

    To be fair, Manu played 4 seasons in Europe before going to the NBA so that explains the confusion. But of course according to that logic Serge Ibaka would be a Euro player too.
  14. 2018 NBA Draft Thread

    According to the CBA: "A player is considered to be an international player if he has maintained permanent residence outside the U.S. for the three years prior to the draft while playing basketball (as either an amateur or pro) outside the U.S., and who never completed high school or enrolled in a college or university in the U.S." So let's be proper when we use the term. A foreign player is not the same as an international player.
  15. 2017/2018 - Temporada regular: Grizzlies y otros equipos

    Estaba mirando las estadísticas de Ricky y lleva un 41% de acierto en triples desde el All Star, supongo que irá bajando la media pero ya no se puede decir que sea algo pasajero. A ver si lo consolida este verano. Por otra parte Doncic ya ha hecho oficial que entra en el draft.
  16. 2017/2018 - Temporada regular: Grizzlies y otros equipos

    Importante estudio estadístico sobre la temporada de Ricky
  17. Draft 2018

    Bueno, por ir dando carpetazo a esta temporada y empezar a hablar de la que viene (a ver si se anima esto un poco) abro este hilo para hablar del draft en general y en particular de las opciones de los ositos. Salvo que los Suns se vuelvan locos en las cuatro jornadas que quedan parece que el último puesto de la temporada regular está fuera de nuestro alcance, y la cosa es mantener el partido de diferencia que tenemos con Atlanta y Orlando para asegurar el penúltimo. A falta de que se haga la lotería del draft tendríamos asegurado un top 5. Yo está claro que prefiero a Doncic sobre el resto, aunque Ayton y Bagley parecen muy buenas alternativas. ¿Cómo lo veis?
  18. 2017/2018 - Temporada regular: Grizzlies y otros equipos

    Pues el amigo Ricky se ha marcado un triple doble como un castillo (26/11/10) para poner a los Jazz 2-1
  19. 2018 NBA Draft Thread

    Heh, that hotel is close to my old place.
  20. 2018 NBA Draft Thread

    Luka Doncic enters the draft Well that's out of the way
  21. Fire Chris Wallace NOW

    Calathes is a much more complete player now and he is going to command MLE type money (or more, see Sergio Rodriguez getting $8M from the Sixers last season).
  22. The 2018 Free Agents

    He has an extension starting next year at $25.3M which is likely to send them to the tax or close enough to make it a problem when they want to extend KAT in 2019. The problem of course is trading for Parsons doesn't solve that problem because his contract runs through 2020.
  23. 2018 NBA Draft Thread

    Minor note: Yesterday's was Doncic's 200th professional game.
  24. 2018 NBA Draft Thread

    I still have Ayton over Doncic on potential and Doncic over the rest of the field on proven performance, but I need to see Doncic's performance over the whole Euroleague and ACB playoffs to properly value him. Basically I want to avoid the "Rubio effect" (Rubio's performance dropped the season prior to the draft, but nobody noticed due to the ongoing hype). So what I'm looking for: - If he steadies himself and performs as expected (taking into account stats drop across the board in the playoffs) he's still my #2 - If he keeps getting rattled by hard defense and ends up not contributing he drops to the next tier (#3-#5) - If he raises to the occasion and ends up with impressive performances, titles, MVP awards, and so on, I will consider him as a possible #1 I think one problem with saying that Doncic has the highest floor is that people read it as "the most likely to adapt and perform out of the gates" when I read it as "the one who has performed best against better competicion." The latter is not debatable, the former is by no means a given.
  25. 2018 NBA Draft Thread

    Ummm... yep. Previous page?