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Everything posted by Odin

  1. A little off topic, but Penny Hardaway is going to be the coach for Memphis.
  2. 2018 NBA Draft Thread

    Too soon. Phoenix is too bad to lose to even the depleted warriors.
  3. 2018 NBA Draft Thread

    I generally agree with this statement, but both Steffi Graf and Andre Agassi infamously hated tennis at points in their careers and both are considered some of the best ever.
  4. 2018 NBA Draft Thread

    Yeah, not at all saying that he is. If anything that is even better. More just a general statement on what you would want from a player. Honestly, I get most of my knowledge about the draft from the board and from the rest of the internet. Don't have the time or the inclination to sit and watch college ball. Honestly, from what I've read, he is tied with Doncic with who I would want if we get a top 3 pick. Ayton, as talented as he may be, worries me with his defensive weaknesses. As a bit of an aside, I think that defense truly is an underrated skill in the NBA. We often hear that guys just need to work harder, put more effort into defense, but I think that only gets players so far. True talent and ability does exist on that side of the court, and we have to realize that, for all of the "tools" and "potential" a player might have to be a great defender, they may not have a true talent for it.
  5. 2018 NBA Draft Thread

    I think you can hide a big man on offense better than you can on defense too. If you have two similarly talented big men, but one is offensively talented and the other defensively, you take the defensive player first, I think. It helps the overall team better as a big that is bad defensively hurts the team more than a big that is bad offensively. I think it is probably opposite for Guards/Wings, where you generally take the offensive player over the defensive player.
  6. I like the "Look, I at me playing defense; I am bodying up on this guy as another guy gets completely open under the basket" move personally.
  7. Yeah, Giannis should be pissed about this game. They were +10 in the 40 minutes he played. -19 in the 8 minutes he sat.
  8. I like Augustin a little bit and like Simmons, but we don't need this right now.
  9. This team is hilarious. I forget we are playing. Look at the score. "Hmm, Gordon must be back" Scan names. Nope. Are Mario and/or Isaac playing well? Nope. Huh. Damn it Augustin and Simmons!
  10. Where he can be third/fourth behind Vuch and Fournier!
  11. 2018 NBA Draft Thread

    I wouldn't. That would be a bad pick. (Not exactly sure how you would measure 1/4th, but by my estimate (using win shares/4), that would be like drafting Payton, only with different weaknesses and strengths.)
  12. Magic @ Spurs

    Who is happy with us getting destroyed? Lose, fine. But this is just painful. Be competitive.
  13. Magic @ Spurs

    Why am I so torturing myself?
  14. Magic Vs Clippers

    Surely can't be worse than last night, right?
  15. Magic Vs Clippers

    Good play until 4th.
  16. Magic Vs Clippers

    We are actually getting free throw opportunities, what bizarro world is this? Also, is there a less interesting playoff team than the Clippers? Really don't want them to beat Denver out for a playoff spot.
  17. Magic Vs Clippers

    Simmons disagrees.
  18. Magic Vs Clippers

    I hope you are wrong, but you are probably right. Just want to see a fun game. Last night was just dreadful.
  19. Magic @ kings

    This is sad.
  20. Magic @ Utah

    No problem. We all have those moments.
  21. 2018 NBA Draft Thread

    I mean lack of athleticism and speed were two major concerns about Lonzo Ball, and Lonzo is having a decent rookie campaign after a rough start. Then again, Lonzo is 6-6, so has a size advantage at PG against almost any other PG not named Ben Simmons.
  22. Magic @ Utah

    I think your whole disregarding of the stats I presented because “your eyes are better than mine” was kind of a jerk position to take, especially when you misrepresented my own positions on players.
  23. For a lot of teams, isn't the MLE basically the same as what we can offer? I know max will be around $8.5 million, but don't a lot of teams fall in the $5.2 million range? Who are the real players that can offer the MLE that is better than what we can offer him?
  24. Magic @ Utah

    I disagree with this. There is no way to tell.
  25. Magic @ Utah

    If we use bad shooting games as a benchmark for bad games, or forcing things, Oladipo had around just as many in his 3rd and 4th year as Gordon has had in the past two years. Using 35% FG% as a "bad shooting night Oladipo had 34/139 games which could be considered bad shooting nights, or 24.5% of his games. Gordon has had 31/126 bad shooting nights, or 24.6%. (Not saying Gordon is definitely breaking out next year, just using Oladipo as an example). I think you are projecting a lot on Gordon. In this last game, almost no one played well. It is easy to say in hindsight that Oladipo had "natural abilities" that just needed refining, but that certainly wasn't the way he was really seen until this current season.