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jjgator    104
7 minutes ago, Mauro Pedrosa said:

Yes, just came here to brag about our win, even if it was tougher than the score shows. I think we'll beat Memphis with or without Conley

Gasol may be out as well. 

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Justin Jaudon    147

I'm probably the biggest Elfrid critic here, and even I think it's certainly possible when he comes back he explodes, so long as the rest of the team is hitting shots. If he can get ten or twelve opportunities a game to just spread the other team out and attack his man, he's going to score on a crazy % of those opportunities. I see it as similar to what Simmons does. Guys want Simmons to shoot - maybe not as much as they do with Elf, but they defend similarly. The point is that Elf may become the Simmons of the starting lineup, except that he could be much better at passing out to open guys when defenses collapse. The problem will come when only one or two guys are hitting shots - are we going to be able to get them open with Payton in the game possibly hurting our spacing? Or do we have enough shooters now that when that happens, we pull people who aren't shooting well and throw in Mario whoever and find someone who the defense has to respect?

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Magicman28    235
2 hours ago, Payton4thewin said:

He could just attack the defender.  The spacing is there now to just take a guy 1 on 1. 

Not if his defender sags off.

Teams are going to dare him to shoot from outside.

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?4thewin    1,582
15 minutes ago, Magicman28 said:

Not if his defender sags off.

Teams are going to dare him to shoot from outside.

Have you never played one on one before? You're allowed to drive at someone

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Justin Jaudon    147
17 minutes ago, Payton4thewin said:

Have you never played one on one before? You're allowed to drive at someone

Yeah, the percentage for most NBA players, especially guards, when they are allowed to go one on one is pretty good. Payton has dominated at this from time to time. It will be interesting to see what he can do if he can get consistent opportunities to do this.

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?4thewin    1,582
27 minutes ago, Captain said:

Okay so what just happened tonight? Is this team for real yet?

Well the unsustainable shooting continues so no

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Odin    69
1 minute ago, Payton4thewin said:

Well the unsustainable shooting continues so no

But at the same time, we didn’t play that well- lots of mistakes all game, and still won.

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Odin    69

Note about Payton: do not be surprised if we start losing more when Payton comes back. Not because of anything really to do with him- we might actually be a better team with him- but because our current shooting is obviously not going to last forever and we are going to have some bad shooting nights.

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