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  1. 2017-2018 Official Season Discussion Thread

    Hopefully if management works out a contract renewal for EP they can put in a clause to get rid of the "hair shelf"?
  2. 2017-2018 Official Season Discussion Thread

    That remains to be seen, though it did show promise in the first couple games. We'll see once we have a bigger sample size.
  3. 2017-2018 Official Season Discussion Thread

    I find myself going back and forth on Mario. So far he has only shown flashes of his potential, and I find myself thinking he's been in the league a couple of years, he should be better. Then I think, he's only 22, he's been through several coaches with different schemes, and his development has been somewhat stunted by the inconsistency. I remember back when JJ Redick came into the league (he was 22 then), and it took him several years of being in the league before he was really worth much(24 or 25); so I can still see a possible light at the end of the tunnel for Mario. Then I think, yeah, but does Mario have the same drive/work ethic JJ had then? Then I think, but JJ had much better coaching/development prior to entering the league, and had a specific role when he came into games; whereas Mario really hasn't. How much longer do we hope based on his "potential"? I finally decided that if we trade Mario, it should be only if it is for an obvious trade-win (part of Bledsoe trade?); and if we don't, I think he spends a lot of time with Lakeland while we are on home-stands so he can get some playing time and hopefully boost his confidence. I also hope he looks at how Simmons works, and takes that to heart. I think this is a critical time for Mario; either he takes some big strides this year, and becomes the player we hope he can be; or within a couple more years I think he will be struggling to stay in the league. I can see us letting him go, and in two years him either being a Magic killer, or out of the league/back in Europe; with no real clue which he will become. Mario at 20/21/22 SEASON TEAM GP GS MIN FGM-A FG% 3PM-A 3P% FTM-A FT% OR DR REB AST BLK STL PF TO PTS '15-'16 ORL 79 9 17.9 2.3-5.3 .433 0.8-2.4 .349 0.6-0.7 .907 0.4 1.9 2.2 1.4 0.2 0.5 1.6 1.2 6.1 '16-'17 ORL 65 2 14.8 1.8-5.1 .355 0.7-2.2 .299 0.6-0.8 .800 0.3 1.9 2.2 1.0 0.2 0.5 1.1 0.9 4.9 '17-'18 ORL 6 0 12.8 1.8-3.7 .500 0.8-1.3 .625 0.0-0.0 .000 0.5 1.8 2.3 0.7 0.0 0.5 1.5 1.2 4.5 Redick at 22/23 SEASON TEAM GP GS MIN FGM-A FG% 3PM-A 3P% FTM-A FT% OR DR REB AST BLK STL PF TO PTS '06-'07 ORL 42 0 14.8 1.9-4.6 .410 0.9-2.3 .388 1.3-1.4 .900 0.2 1.0 1.2 0.9 0.0 0.3 1.2 0.5 6.0 '07-'08 ORL 34 0 8.1 1.4-3.2 .444 0.5-1.3 .395 0.8-1.0 .794 0.0 0.7 0.7 0.5 0.0 0.1 0.9 0.4 4.1
  4. 2017-2018 Official prediction thread

    I think we end up in the hunt for the 8th playoff spot in the East, fighting it out with Detroit and Philadelphia. I see us winning between 37 and 40 games, but I think we fall slightly short of the playoffs. I see us having the 11th or 12th best chance at winning the lottery, with one or two teams out west missing the playoffs, but having better records than us.
  5. 2017-2018 Official Season Discussion Thread

    I can see your point for the first part of your statement - you stabilize and then take the time to do it right. However, I would think that subjecting an injury to the changes in air pressure that come with flying, prior to doing the surgery would not be good for it. Even a relatively short flight like Cleveland to Boston on a private plane is going to subject the body to multiple changes in pressure. Factor in the dehydration that comes with flying, and it just seems counter-intuitive to me. Maybe the fact that it was a dislocation of the ankle and a fracture of the tibia; and not a complete break of either makes the difference?
  6. 2017-2018 Official Season Discussion Thread

    But he doesn't actually do any of those things on an elite level, which is what his contract was for at the time it was signed. He was supposed to be an elite-level, defensive player. For someone who was supposedly analytics-based, Henny really dropped the ball on that one.
  7. 2017-2018 Official Season Discussion Thread

    Very true, I would have preferred we keep Kyle O'Quinn over either of them, but my main point was that Biyombo pretty much IS Dedmon, only making almost three times as much money; and that is only because Dedmon just signed a new contract for $6M, before that it was even more of a monetary discrepancy. I didn't like Biyombo in Charlotte, I wasn't impressed with his regular season in Toronto, and I hated the signing here. He had a good playoffs with Toronto, it's the only thing he has ever really done. But, there is nothing to be done about it now. Our only options seem to be waive/stretch or ride it out; I don't see us being able to trade that albatross of a contract any time soon.
  8. 2017-2018 Official Season Discussion Thread

    I'm not saying that Dedmon is the answer, I'm saying that keeping Dedmon at his salary would have been a much better choice than paying for Biyombo and his hands of brick. Dedmon and his salary would not have tied our hands, and would probably be tradeable; I doubt that Biyombo is.
  9. 2017-2018 Official Season Discussion Thread

    Biyombo's stats for the same time period. 2014-15 for Charlotte 8 minutes 49 seconds per foul; 2015-16 for Toronto 8 minutes, 9 seconds per foul; 2016-17 for Orlando 8 minutes 50 seconds per foul. Yes, he gives you more minutes without fouling; but I still don't think it is enough more, considering he is costing you more than twice as much. In fact, last year Dedmon's Rebounds/36 min, Steals/36 and Points/36 were higher than Biyombo's. Biyombo's Blocks/36 were slightly higher, but both were still under 2 blocks/36, so neither was exactly tearing it up. Bismack Biyombo Stats Regular Season | Postseason REGULAR SEASON AVERAGES SEASON TEAM GP GS MIN FGM-A FG% 3PM-A 3P% FTM-A FT% OR DR REB AST BLK STL PF TO PTS '14-'15 CHA 64 21 19.4 1.6-2.9 .543 0.0-0.0 .000 1.6-2.7 .583 2.5 3.9 6.4 0.3 1.5 0.3 2.2 0.8 4.8 '15-'16 TOR 82 22 22.0 1.9-3.5 .542 0.0-0.0 .000 1.7-2.8 .628 2.2 5.8 8.0 0.4 1.6 0.2 2.7 0.9 5.5 '16-'17 ORL 81 27 22.1 2.2-4.2 .528 0.0-0.0 .000 1.5-2.9 .534 1.9 5.1 7.0 0.9 1.1 0.3 2.5 1.2 6.0
  10. 2017-2018 Official Season Discussion Thread

    I think you need to put that a little more in context. Yes, Dedmon can be foul-prone, but when the team actually plays some perimeter defense in support, he does much better. Also, he is moving in the right direction. 2014-15 he averaged under 6 minutes played per foul. 2015-16 averaged 6 minutes 25 seconds per foul; both with Orlando. 2016-17 with San Antonio he averaged 7 minutes 17.5 seconds per foul. I would take Dedmon (at his salary) over Biyambo at $17M a year every day of the week and twice on Saturday. Especially since both are playing backup minutes. Dewayne Dedmon Stats Regular Season | Postseason REGULAR SEASON AVERAGES SEASON TEAM GP GS MIN FGM-A FG% 3PM-A 3P% FTM-A FT% OR DR REB AST BLK STL PF TO PTS '14-'15 ORL 59 15 14.3 1.5-2.7 .562 0.0-0.0 .000 0.6-1.1 .531 2.0 3.0 5.0 0.2 0.8 0.3 2.4 0.9 3.7 '15-'16 ORL 58 20 12.2 1.7-3.1 .559 0.0-0.0 .000 1.0-1.3 .750 1.2 2.8 3.9 0.2 0.8 0.4 1.9 0.6 4.4 '16-'17 SA 76 37 17.5 2.1-3.4 .622 0.0-0.0 .000 0.9-1.2 .699 1.7 4.8 6.5 0.6 0.8 0.5 2.4 0.8 5.1
  11. 2017-2018 Official Season Discussion Thread

    Not a huge surprise that with a shortened training camp, he is going to start 5 guys that are familiar with the system, and they played more together last year. I'll be interested to see what his bench rotation looks like, and how many bench players he uses at any one time.
  12. 2017-2018 Official Season Discussion Thread

    Doesn't go into effect until the 2019 draft, so this is the last year for "mega-tanking" for the highest odds (25%) of picking #1
  13. 2017 Official Offseason Thread

    If someone actually calls with that trade there should only be two possible responses: 1) Laugh, say "seriously, why did you really call", and then hang up the phone; or 2) Say, "no, no, and hell no", and then hang up the phone. Notice what both responses have in common - HANG UP THE PHONE.
  14. 2017 Official Offseason Thread

    I hope the dying is just figuratively, not literally!
  15. 2017 Official Offseason Thread

    We all do, but I think we have some cause for hope in our bench's improvement at the very least.