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  1. CTMagicUK

    2022 NBA Playoffs!

    I'm still holding receipts from when I had to argue that Giannis was actually the best offensive player on the Bucks...
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    2022 NBA Draft Thread

    You can't possibly know how much muscle a teenager you've never met can add. That's for medical and fitness professionals with access to testing to judge.
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    2022 NBA Draft Thread

    I keep getting like 3 paragraphs into an essay about why "good shooters" won't fix our offense but I can never be bothered to make my points coherent enough and find good examples to illustrate my point so I just delete it all. This is to say just know that I am very strongly against the idea that drafting "good shooters" will fix our offense.
  4. CTMagicUK

    2022 Off-season Thread

    For the second year in a row Weltman got a 3rd place vote for executive of the year which I'm convinced is some kind of running joke between he and Masai Ujiri or something.
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    2022 Off-season Thread

    I imagine there'll be guaranteed dates at some point but I don't know. It's unclear whether this is now set in stone (i.e. even if he plays all 82 this coming year - he won't - he still only has 7m guaranteed the year after) but that's the implication. That deal might work out ok even if he never plays again because yes we'll have paid him like 40mil to do nothing but we'd have to pay somebody that money in these development years anyway and he'll have cost us nothing long term.
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    2022 NBA Draft Thread

    It's unlikely anyone in this draft is that guy. Of the players in this draft I think Banchero is the best offensive prospect and most likely to be that but I don't necessarily believe he'd make our offense immediately better over some of his peers.
  7. CTMagicUK

    2022 NBA Draft Thread

    I mean, very few players play in the NBA for a long time and don't get injured. But here's a few who's careers you'd definitely take even if they had some injuries: Marcus Camby, Kevin Durant, Kevin Garnett, Chris Bosh, Pau Gasol, Giannis Antetokounmpo, rookie Dwight was pretty skinny, Shawn Kemp.. Were they as skinny as Chet? Most of them no but there's certainly precedent for skinny guys either gaining weight or being able to succeed while still slender let's not act like there isn't.
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    2022 NBA Draft Thread

    Baffled that Andrew Nembhard is viewed as an undrafted guy by some people. 6'5, can shoot it, shares the ball and doesn't turn it over too often, played in a winning system at Gonzaga, honestly I'd be happy to draft him with one of our 2nds but if we could get him on a 2 way as an undrafted free agent Id be ecstatic. I think he has a chance to make it as an off ball bench guard.
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    2022 NBA Draft Thread

    Slow footed big men who don't block a lot of shots generally don't translate to good NBA players.
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    2022 NBA Draft Thread

    Wendell Moore is my guy early second, maybe even late first. Strong, 6'5 with a 7' wingspan, plays defense, good passer, good cutter, had a much improved shooting season in his junior year. He's not really an explosive athlete and I'm not super convinced he's a legit great shooter despite shooting 40% from 3 this season but he's definitely the type of guy who only really needs to make open 3s and corner 3s and he'll do enough in other areas to be valuable.
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    2022 NBA Draft Thread

    Yea I've heard the Lewis one and it definitely seems sort of reasonable offensively. I had taller Bojan Bogdanovic in my head. He has potential to be a much better defensive player than both of those guys too. He's honestly got generational 6'10 shooter potential but it's whether he can leverage that into enough other stuff to bend a defense or whether he'll just be a very lethal, high volume off ball shooter (where the Bogdanovic comp came from in my head).
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    2022 NBA Draft Thread

    I'm so conflicted by Jabari Smith. Watched some more on him and I'm in this weird place where I'm almost certain he'll end up being a starter and someone who can play playoff basketball and be on the court in crucial moments. But I also feel like it's unlikely he becomes a #1 or even #2 option given his lack of burst, his lack of a handle and his limited passing feel.(Just to be clear he could show unprecedented development in those areas and if he does then we're talking about someone who could be Tatum-esque but it's very hard to project those kinds of things so I tend to focus on more median outcomes) He's in this weird place where he's probably the lowest risk top guy but also maybe the lowest reward out of the top 3 names.
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    2022 NBA Draft Thread

    Just because the graduation date and the Kentucky stuff isn't an issue in terms of meeting the NBA requirements doesn't mean it's not a potential issue in terms of evaluating him as a prospect, the kind of person or team mate he is and the types of people he's got around him. We can't possible evaluate all that stuff properly but front offices can and will and if the FO feel comfortable with it I'm not going to worry about it but I'm also not going to pretend that stuff isn't there.
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    2022 NBA Draft Thread

    To be clear the point is that Shabazz Muhammad was a "generational talent" (actual quote from a HS ranking website) in high school and probably would have been drafted a lot higher had he been able to not play in college. He had 1 incredibly underwhelming year at UCLA and then the news leaked that he was actually 21 and I think he was lucky to get picked at 14. Sharpe is not without question marks. The obvious question marks about how his game translates to playing college or pro athletes and there's also a lot of weird stuff in his timeline around graduating high school, joining Kentucky and leaving without playing that I'd want the front office to be very comfortable with before we drafted him.