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  1. 2018 Official Offseason Thread

    What a great story. The human side of a game we love. If someone has a Magic connection they should get this story to them. Magic should "give" HeHateMe a Bamba jersey. And I doubt HeHateMe would think that but I do. THat is how you take care of fans.
  2. 2018 Official Offseason Thread

    SAC = Boston. Celts get the better of a #1 only protected Sacramento or Philly pick. I think it will be the SAC pick. It is why every lottery team needs to let SAC win.
  3. 2018 Official Offseason Thread

    Probably not but hopefully soon.
  4. 2018 Official Offseason Thread

    Definition of insanity......doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. I want wins. Time for Isaac at 3.
  5. 2018 Official Offseason Thread

    Weltman got out at the right time. Raptors=lottery bound even with money. Long rebuild. Who wants to go to Canada.
  6. 2018 Official Offseason Thread

    You got it!
  7. 2018 Official Offseason Thread

    That is the problem!
  8. 2018 Official Offseason Thread

    I thought the idea a few years back was that the Fournier experiment at 3 failed miserably when Oladipo was playing 2. So does above !ineup have Fournier back at 3. I feel If that is the case I see failure #2 coming. Is not insanity defined as doing the same thing again and expecting different results?
  9. 2018 Official Offseason Thread

    Definitely need at least one "+" for this post. We may even have another piece on our roster (if we get lucky in the lottery next year--I suspect we will be in it one more year) by the time we can sell a FA on coming here. I would start with Kemba assuming he is available. And I think ?ForTheWin showed how we can free up enough money to bring in 2 FA's. Will cost some cash but, with who we have on rookie salary deals, we are in a short term position to do that. Have to stay committed on going after existing, not potential, stars. I would be happy with Kemba and Butler. lol!
  10. 2018 Official Offseason Thread

    My contrarian friend, I have been in the ER and hospital the last couple of days with my 92+ year old father in law so I am just catching up on these lively "tanking" discussions that I missed. I also do not agree with tanking, as do most on this site, not because of success or failure because you can make it a success, but I oppose it due to the nature of trying to lose.....just goes against basic competitive instinct. While you note lots of examples and stats of how it will not ensure a championship title, tanking does work (that is where you are wrong) to make a team better and more competitive faster and quicker if done correctly. I give you the 76'er's, the masters of tanking. But that competitive success could be applied to the tanking Lakers, the tanking Maverick's, the tanking Suns (premature success but you see it coming with Ayton (#1) and Jackson (#4) in the mix) and numerous others. Even If I won only one title I still would have like LeBron on my team rather than hot have him. Tanking is not just about the #1 pick but about continued picks in the top 3 or 4 (where would the Bulls be without a certain # 3 pick named Jordan or Warriors without #2 pick Durant). While Philly did not hit on every one of those and no team does, each year the odds increased they would and they did! Philly perfected tanking model when , at the same time, we failed if we tried. Their model produced copycats forcing Silver and the league to address it because it succeeded. And I do find your posts insightful (not always correct) and do not find you "intellectually dishonest" and hope you did not take that too personally and I like this site, which is not for the "faint of heart" or thin skinned posters, because of it's honesty and bluntness. After all B.I.G.4TheWin, our moderator, is an equal opportunity "tells like he sees it" poster of everyone. lol. Just keep hoping MagicFan1234 resurfaces and your posts will receive far less attention. lol
  11. 2018 Official Offseason Thread

    Speaking of Timberwolves I am still lamenting pick at #43 of J. Jackson over Bates-Diop especially comparing their summer league stats and career stats .... I get that the jury is still out but I see a distinct possibility we may have passed on a player, who dropped due to injury and AGE concerns, who fit what we are trying to build. Taking a risk in the mid-40's on draft night not really a risk at all. Hope J. Jackson not a bust because, early on, it looks like Bates-Diop will not be one https://hoopshabit.com/2018/06/30/minnesota-timberwolves-3-reasons-keita-bates-diop-was-a-good-pick/
  12. 2018 Official Offseason Thread

    Yup. Posiible example and I am Not saying this will happen but would we do if we got the #1 pick next year and Bol Bol, after his first year, was the BPA. My thought then is trade down a space or two to get someone who fits while picking up another first round pick.
  13. 2018 Official Offseason Thread

    I am in agreement with my "contrarian" friend. Must make me contrarian too. Hennigan initially puts together a roster yoiu could build around and then panics (I think due to his "we will be in contention within 3 years" comment) and makes bad decision after bad decision. One lost in this discussion is when Al Horford became a free agent. We had a lot of advantages on our side. And that was the job of Hennigan to use those advantages. He failed (my guess is either a reluctance to spend what was necessary or totally not understanding what it would take). All Star goes to Boston we get Biz!!! Skiles debacle not a feather in his cap either, nor was Vogel hiring. Yes he was that bad! The only difference I have with my new friend is about tanking and that we failed at tanking. Tanking (absent of FA pick ups) means you get pick 1, 2 3, or at least 4 and no lower. And you do it 2 or 3 years in a row. That is the only way to make it work. But we have had some luck in the last two drafts due to this Fo so it may work out. This FO much more pofessional and at exploring all options. I think they have a good vision and will find the talent we need. I like where we are going.
  14. 2018 Official Offseason Thread

    Great post and your articulation and thought process hits the nail on the head. This FO picking up the pieces of what Hennigan and Vogel did/failed to do. Having followed Isaac here in Tallahassee and seeing his character and skill set I am very confident he can become a very good playmaker/facilitator but will probably ccome to frution in year 3 not this year. Lots of learning for him this year. We are all in agreement about the PG need. And all hoping for a miracle. lol. IT would have been a good offensive addition. Wish we knew what happened?
  15. 2018 Official Offseason Thread

    Poor shooting night and careless turnovers and offensive charges are always a formula for losing. We had enough good looks to make it a game. Just could not convert. Briscoe played only 3 minutes (injury?). Back to back games after Sunday night game. Welcome to the NBA.
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