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Optimist Prime last won the day on October 2 2017

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  1. The Elfrid Payton Appreciation Thread

    Always thought he was going to make the jump eventually, but it never happened. Hopefully getting traded will give him the fire he needs to improve and find success in the league. At least he’ll get plenty of PT in Phoenix. It was fun while it lasted.
  2. 2018 NBA Draft Thread

    So while they’re both hyper athletic bigs, their specialties seem to be on opposite sides of the court. Ayton’s size seems like it could be a bit of an advantage. I was just wondering how likely it would be for him to end up having a similar trajectory.
  3. 2017-2018 Official Season Discussion Thread

    I’d trade for McCollum but no earlier than the deadline. Could be a missing piece depending on the draft and other moves. Help make the team better in the short term and bide time for the other guys to develop with a player of that caliber setting the example.
  4. 2018 NBA Draft Thread

    How does Ayton compare to young Dwight?
  5. Magic vs Cavs

    Say what you will about Henny, but he would have picked up Mario’s option.
  6. 2017-2018 Official Season Discussion Thread

    I think it depends on how soon he can prove he is healthy.
  7. 2017-2018 Official Season Discussion Thread

    Depressingly accurate.
  8. 2017-2018 Official Season Discussion Thread

    Yeah, he’s kind of a plug and play sort of guy. Great off the bench or starting. Shoots, plays defense, good for an occasion big game.
  9. 2017-2018 Official Season Discussion Thread

    Highest eFG% and TS% on that list. Those threes will change those numbers once he evens out. It’ll be interesting to see if he can keep the scoring output up once that happens.
  10. 2017-2018 Official Season Discussion Thread

    Bballbreakdown just posted this Aaron Gordon video.
  11. ROY Watch Thread

    I voted for Tatum simply because I don’t *want* Simmons to be that good (but I know he is).
  12. 2017-2018 Official Season Discussion Thread

    Think about how much you don’t want Biyombo on this team, money not even a factor. I mean, we are talking about not even wanting him in the rotation. Now think about Jeff Green and how bad his contract felt, and that we couldn’t even trade him at the deadline. Now comsider Jeff Green’s contract +2m and three years instead of one. That’s Biyombo. If you are another team, what does it take for you to bring in that contract?
  13. 2017-2018 Official Season Discussion Thread

    See, I think of Portland overachieving after they lost Aldridge and Matthews to free agency. AG, Fournier, Simmons, and Vuc stepped up to be about as good altogether as Lillard and McCollum.
  14. 2017-2018 Official Season Discussion Thread

    You’ve said this so many times already, haha. Yeah, Biyombo needs to be offset by young, cheap talent. Mario isn’t enough to offset both him and Augustine. Either needs picks added (that helps offset his 17m cap hit), Isaac included, or taking back an equally bad contract.
  15. 2017-2018 Official Season Discussion Thread

    It’s such a ridiculous thing. And I had it in mind while watching highlights from the Clips-Blazers game, and seeing how much time Griffin held onto the ball in comparison. Gordon took over when no one else was getting buckets, but recognized when others were hitting again in the fourth. If anything, I’d say he wasn’t aggressive enough at the end of the game, but I can’t fault him for conserving energy when he’s also our best defensive player.