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  1. Justin Jaudon

    Summer League Thread

    Y'all don't hate on Briscoe. Dude has looked solid.
  2. Justin Jaudon

    Summer League Thread

    I hope so. We'll see long term. I still really like DSJ.
  3. Justin Jaudon

    Summer League Thread

    Isaac mid-range beast
  4. Justin Jaudon

    Summer League Thread

    Birch looks bigger
  5. Justin Jaudon

    2018 Official Offseason Thread

    Everyone loves Samsungs for reliability, but I've had nothing but trouble with them. My Visio is great.
  6. Justin Jaudon

    2018 Official Offseason Thread

    He was. Apparently, the Nets plan to buy him out, and Washington plans to sign him. Because Washington figures, "Hey, our chemistry can't get any worse, right?"
  7. Justin Jaudon

    2018 Official Offseason Thread

    Any internet message board where I'm one of the harsher people around isn't just civil, it's downright sterile. Which I appreciate, frankly.
  8. Justin Jaudon

    2018 Official Offseason Thread

    I can understand Isaiah Thomas. I don't think it makes our team better, necessarily, but I can get behind taking a chance on him being a #1 option scorer so Gordon and Fournier don't fight over that. Maybe that can work for their long-term development.
  9. Justin Jaudon

    2018 Official Offseason Thread

    I don't really care what it looks like if it doesn't translate to results. This isn't a knock on Lonzo. Payton has very good passing instincts. Honestly, I think Lonzo probably is a better passing PG prospect than Payton. My point is simply that he isn't on some wholly different level. I think Payton's assists are somewhat inflated by his fear of shooting because he can't and fear of driving because he can't hit FTs if he gets fouled. I think Lonzo is similar, except he's less terrified to call his own number. So I give Lonzo the benefit of the doubt that he's a somewhat better passer. But Payton taught me not to trust defensive potential in a PG, only production, and to understand the limitations of a PG who can't hit shots, even FTs. I'll talk myself into Ball if we trade for him, but I don't want him at this point. Too many flaws for this flawed offensive team to cover for, in my opinion.
  10. Justin Jaudon

    2018 Official Offseason Thread

    Wanna guess which rookie had a higher assist %?
  11. Justin Jaudon

    2018 Official Offseason Thread

    The fact that anyone wants to let him leave is ridiculous. Worst case scenario (meaning matching the max and he doesn't improve much), he's the equivalent of Kevin Love for the Cavs. Big contract. Good but not great player. His contract isn't hurting you, really. If he doesn't improve much at all, he's still a solid 3rd option on offense and a decent defender on defense. Any contract we match will be done by the time Mo is off his rookie deal.
  12. Justin Jaudon

    2018 Official Offseason Thread

    For the record, I have no problem with LeBron/PG/Kawhi on a team, I just wish it would be a team in the East. Two straight years of boring finals and I'm already tired of it. Conference-less playoffs would help, but I would hate to see it come to that. Here's hoping Boston can finally stay healthy!!
  13. Justin Jaudon

    2018 Official Offseason Thread

    The original post mentioned KD on a team with LeBron, Paul George, and Kawhi. Without KD, Godlen State doesn't make the finals against that squad, unless they literally have G-Leaguers playing every other spot (which we know they wouldn't, because all the slightly past-it guys would play there on minimum contracts like they have at times in Golden States. Fortunately, this is never going to happen. KD isn't leaving Golden State. He has nothing to gain leaving. He's dominating and sweeping championships where he is. Why leave to play with LeBron, the only guy less likely to pass it to KD with more than 5 seconds on the clock than Westbrook?
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    2018 Official Offseason Thread

    I cannot for the life of me think of why anyone would love this. I mean, I guess as a LeBron fan you would just like watching LeBron's team dominate; but, as a basketball fan, as a sports fan, what exactly is fun about watching a team you know basically can't lose? All of the fun of sports and basketball in particular is taken out of the game at that point. And don't tell me you just like watching great players make great plays. Go watch the Globetrotters if you just want to see some crazy shots and awesome dunks. Sports are fun because they are unpredictable. Sports leagues go out of their way to instill parody in their leagues for a reason. Competition requires some level of parody. Are you the type of person who likes getting your grown men friends together and challenging a bunch of middle-schoolers? Don't get me wrong. Dominant teams can be great, under the right circumstances. But the Showtime Lakers were only fun because they had the Celtics right there with them. Jordan won six championships, but there was reason to believe he could have lost any one of them. LA had Magic, and a better supporting cast than people remember. Portland had Clyde and one of the most balanced lineups I've ever seen. Phoenix had Charles and Kevin Johnson and a good supporting cast behind them. the 72-win team was a pretty good bet, sure. But the Jazz were better teams throughout the season and took them to six hard-fought games. The NBA will not survive one team hammering everyone else like a nail year after year. This trend of everyone just getting together to form the most dominant team... it has to end sometime, or the NBA will fade.
  15. Justin Jaudon

    2018 Official Offseason Thread

    I'd rather not have either one, honestly. Can't run an offense if you can't shoot FT or 3's. And Payton's also a terrible defender who is always out of position on team D and doesn't fight through screens. I haven't seen enough of Lonzo to say if he's similar, but I doubt he's as bad defensively as Payton. But, yes, Payton seems to be better offensively, in terms of shooting %.
  16. Justin Jaudon

    2018 Official Offseason Thread

    Yes, he's also bad at defense.
  17. Justin Jaudon

    2018 Official Offseason Thread

    Payton sucked at defense, too.
  18. Justin Jaudon

    2018 Official Offseason Thread

    I get why people like Ball. But I don't want another terrible FT shooting PG who can't shoot a jumper either. Too easy to take everything away from him in the half court. He doesn't shoot well enough from three to warrant a close guarding position. He won't attack because he's afraid of going to the line. I'm sure his defense and passing are nice, but PGs like him ruin your spacing. We don't have the elite iso scorers or top-level PnR game to make up for his deficiencies.
  19. Justin Jaudon

    2018 Official Offseason Thread

    More importantly, good PGs play hard. I think you misunderstand people if you think they don't like Payton because he didn't develop fast enough, wasn't 'plug and play,' or whatever. People dislike Payton as a player because 4 years into his career, he still didn't fight through screens or focus enough to be where he was supposed to be on Defense. People dislike Payton in the context of the narrative of this rebuild because he was clearly a major reason the FO traded Oladipo. People dislike Payton because after 4 years, 3.5 of Orlando betting on his development, it's pretty clear he's exactly what I said he'd be 50 games into year 2: a flawed, inconsistent player in accuracy, effort, and focus, whose going to make some playoff team a really solid backup one day. He's not a starter on a good team. He has too many flaws for that, and flaws that are exacerbated by low energy.
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    Draft day thread

    His assist % is terrible. His TO % is terrible. What makes you think he could possibly be a PG?
  21. Justin Jaudon

    2018 Official Offseason Thread

    1. To eliminate the soft cap you'd have to stop guaranteeing contracts. 2. I actually think letting high-schoolers in could help with tanking. My reasoning is this: it must affect the math of tanking to have top level talent with less tape against quality opponents. Look how often guys are one or two coming out of high school but fall off. Shabazz Muhammad comes to mind. He might have been a top 5 pick, even with added scrutiny from pre-draft stuff, without seeing him at UCLA. It will add a lot of bust potential players, which might make tanking less of a safe bet. Of course, it could just make teams tank even longer. Hard to say. 3. The NBA needs to leave transactions alone more than they already do. I actually think it hurts teams the controls the NBA already puts on draft trading. Those GMs for Boston and Atlanta worked really hard to get those picks, and they deserve them. 4. I don't know what the new lottery will do. It may encourage more teams to tank; I just don't know.
  22. Justin Jaudon

    2018 Official Offseason Thread

    I like Bamba fine. But what the hell would be the problem with Wendell Carter Jr.?
  23. Justin Jaudon

    2018 Official Offseason Thread

    Would anyone here do Fultz for Simmons and a top 5 protected first? Just throwing things out there.
  24. Justin Jaudon

    2018 Official Offseason Thread

    If it means we get Tyreke, would it be worth it to do something like Vuc for Dwight Powell or Meyers Leonard? We won't have any real money until 2020 anyway because of Evan and Biz.
  25. Justin Jaudon

    2018 Official Offseason Thread

    I was just thinking that. If we COULD get Tyreke... That's just too perfect.
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