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    I dvr'd the game but didn't play it back yet

    The team has not only benefitted from a little lighter schedule in January, they also were probably shooting better than they normally would and were playing over their level. They've now transitioned into their normal shooting self or something worse. I feel like the Rockets had done a little of that as well. And right now, Boston is playing as good as anybody in the East.
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    Chandler Parsons - Note to Memphis

    It's not irrational for a lawyer to make this claim when making an injury settlement. It's not basketball analysis. And has been discussed plenty of times, the Grizzlies were taking a swing for the fence with the signing of Parsons. They weren't going to be better standing pat, and while it is tempting to look through the FA list that year to see who would have been a better signing, we could hope Harrison Barnes would have signed here, but a whole lot of the other potential targets ended up duds as well, just less broken down. And the fact still remains, that besides Parsons, there really hasn't been any high end free agent sign here, even when team was winning. As much heat as Wallace deservedly takes, and I still believe that he/FO mishandled Parsons return last year, there is a big difference between building up a low 20 win team and turning them into a better team, and turning a good team into a regular competitor in the playoffs and possibly a championship team.
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    Andre Iguodala/Dwight Powell

    Noah would be a great option if they only need him one game a week. I don't think his knee will hold up. But Noah is worth checking out if I'm Mavs
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    Solomon Hill

    I don't foresee a FO that worked the offseason like this FO did this past offseason sitting still.
  5. Mavs running into some injury misfortune. The announcement's around Kristaps Porzingis's knee remind me of the Parsons days. (Soreness, rest, soon ready, maybe next game, out a little longer as knee isn't responding), but the devastating injury is Powell's.
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    Marco Gudric

    Solo's value was earlier in the season while there was so much inexperience on the court. Not really sure he ever had trade value beyond an expiring contract, but that's all it is now. I wonder if part of Solomon's Hill's problem is that he relaxes once he attains some achievement. He played for a big contract, then went to seeing little time. For each team he played for it seemed he earned minutes early in the season, but then become a non-factor by the end. This year he played for and earned a roster spot when there definitely was a roster crunch, but now he's not nearly as sharp. I do want him to be a consideration for a 1-year minimum level deal (or 1+1), but not if he's going to be like he's been in January.
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    Free NBA League Pass

    Thanks. I have NBA LP and it really is a bigger pain to use than the illegal streaming services. And slower.
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    Solomon Hill

    Titans will play the Packers in the Jack Pirtle Liberty Bowl.
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    Chandler Parsons - Note to Memphis

    Retaining Morgan & Morgan & Morgan & Morgan & Morgan & Morgan. The accident must have happened about 4 years ago as the complaint mentions "peak physical condition". Maybe Atlanta will be the ones to use cash in on that injury exemption, not that they need it.
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    Solomon Hill

    But he looks 38. The only time a single game +/- is meaningful is with the team, not the player. If the team has a + for the game, they won. If the team has a - for the game, they lost. The stat is highly influenced by the other players on the floor, for both teams. Solo is serving his purpose this year, should be available for trade if any unlikely offers come, and be considered for a near vet minimum deal next year if he a positive guy in locker room and on the floor. The benefit for a vet like him instead of some young guy is Hill has received his big paycheck and may be more content to doing what is needed to win instead of some young guy needing stats to get the next contract.
  11. Good memories. He was a solid energy guy off the bench. DA's issues were injury related, but his career exceeded what a typical very late first rounders was. I don't know if it was training related or just bad luck, but he constantly was getting injured some years, it seemed.
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    Ranking The Best Players In The NBA By Category

    6'7" is likely the better backcourt fit with Mitchell, than 6'1". For Mike's sake, I hope they keep Joe in starting lineup until Mike's playing much better.
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    Grizz Acquire Iguodala, 1st Round Pick from GS

    That is hilarious and deserves it's own thread
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    Ranking The Best Players In The NBA By Category

    Part of this hot streak that the jazz have been on since Mike went down is a bit deceiving. The Jazz benefited from a weak schedule. Against sub .500 teams: 12-1 Against winning teams: 1-1 That's a long stretch of playing bad teams. Unfortunately, the next 14 games have one bad team (Warriors), 2 good sub .500 teams (Spurs TBlazers) and 11 playoff teams. That's not to suggest that Mike has played well, but instead predict that when the Blazers go 7-7 the narrative will be about the Jazz not playing as well because of Mike when the difference may be the schedule. The value of Conley will be in the playoffs. If the Jazz disappoint he'll get crushed, deservedly.