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  1. Official preseason thread

    Interesting quote; unfortunately, most everyone seems to have figured out how to "take him away".
  2. 2018 Official Offseason Thread

    I understand you are saying we would only take back Dieng if we included Mozgov/Augustin, and get back Jones. Dieng/Mozgov is a wash, as neither probably plays here, and either probably gets waived and stretched at some point. My question is, is the Jones/Butler combo really that much of an upgrade over Augustin/Fournier? I don't know enough about Jones' defense to argue one way or the other; but from a straight numbers pov, it's really about a wash. Trade machine says the dealt works; and gives us a +4 games result. My problem is, what happens at the end of the season, when we either lose Butler for nothing, or have to pay him way too much to keep him. Years 1-3 on a "super-max" might not be too bad, but years 4-5 are probably going to be painful, unless you think he is going to continue being as productive into his mid-30's.
  3. 2018 Official Offseason Thread

    I'm not sure that Jones is really any kind of an upgrade over Augustin. He's a 35% 3-pt shooter, and his per 36 numbers are about the same, or slightly worse.
  4. 2018 Official Offseason Thread

    What is really bizarre, is that on their roster, Jackson is listed as a SG; and on their depth chart (prior to the trade) he was listed as their starting PF. Just gotta love ESPN's team sites.
  5. 2018 Official Offseason Thread

    1) Absolutely agree 100%, I can enjoy without feeling a need to tank. 2) I would agree with possible, but not necessarily probable. Most players enter the league at or near their career minimum weight. Most put on weight either because of a workout regime adding muscle, because they are still growing, an inability to workout due to injury, insufficient discipline with food/workout, or (like many of us) just plain aging. 3) He is definitely an interesting prospect, and not a type/size that we have seen a lot of recently. I'm definitely interested to see how he develops. There have been a few other guys over the years who have been touted as the next "round mound of rebound", i.e. Charles Barkley; and he definitely fits that mold, albeit even more athletic, and I wish him the best. I just don't hold my breath on him overcoming the probable and achieving the possible.
  6. 2018 Official Offseason Thread

    Barkley was athletic, but he did most of his rebounding by establishing position and using his weight to move people. Barkley did start with a 37" vertical, but he wasn't subjecting his legs, knees, and ankles to the same kind of repeated impact and compression that Zion is. Barkley's low playing weight was about 250, so yes, he probably was up in the 270-280 range for most of his career. I think Barkley is a good comp for what Zion's ceiling is, and I wouldn't mind having him; I'm just not sure that he is worth tanking for. As someone else said, he is one injury away from being Glen Davis. Again, a decent floor, but not worth tanking for. Lebron was not 280 pounds at 18, and he really is an outlier as far as what is physically possible.
  7. 2018 Official Offseason Thread

    I would love it if Isaac became prime Kirilenko, but for a longer period of time, not just 4-6 good years, but 11-14 years. I thought Kirilenko was on pace to become a top player of his generation, and then he started to go down-hill a bit and plateau at far less than his potential. Don't remember what happened, but he never took that next step. My hope is that Isaac does.
  8. 2018 Official Offseason Thread

    While Kirilinko or Prince are both decent outcomes, I sincerely hope and expect that they will be Isaac's floor. I don't expect him to become Durant, Davis, or KG, but I hope he will be closer to that end of the spectrum.
  9. 2018 Official Offseason Thread

    I'd even settle for $240M
  10. 2018 Official Offseason Thread

    Do you have a pizza sauce you prefer, or do you make that from scratch as well?
  11. 2018 Official Offseason Thread

    Sorry about that, didn't really get the sarcasm. I also somehow missed that it was a multi-quote of TMF7's reaction.
  12. 2018 Official Offseason Thread

    Can't agree with you on this. Investing his own money in at-risk youth in his home community is an incredible use of some of his money and an amazing example, regardless of anything else. I'm not sure why/what effect the fact he has never been homeless has on it. Is it supposed to lessen the impact and/or generosity? He is not my favorite player, and I haven't always agreed with his basketball choices, but let's give the man his due. Regardless of what you think of him from a sports perspective, this is still a pretty impressive, generous, and selfless action on the part of Lebron and his foundation.
  13. 2018 Official Offseason Thread

    I don't think that is a road we need to go down again.
  14. 2018 Official Offseason Thread

    The numbers match up with Vuc, Lin is also a free agent next summer, so nothing to lose with a late season "test run". If he is back to himself it would be nice to have him as our free agent, with us having a stronger bargaining position. Even if we decided to go after Kemba, it could give us another option with a sign and trade.