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Everything posted by BrotherMouzone

  1. What about Prince? Any potential there? Don't keep up with the Cavs, at all. Not a lot of depth at the 3/4. Seems like he's definitely a better option than Osman and, at this point, Okoro...who, statistically, seems to be playing like a 19-year-old rookie.
  2. Ready to offer him a lifetime contract in the Istanbul Penal League. Pay isn't good...but overall, an upgrade from the Knicks.
  3. Fits in well with the Rockets' defensive strategy.
  4. Because for a lot of young players, giving them more time to struggle--especially if they are making the same mistakes or their technique needs to improve--doesn't help them develop. It may even hurt their confidence. A good example is John Collins last year. I had him. He put up decent numbers as it was but everyone kept saying that he was about to explode for the exact same reasons (team is tanking, playing time for the young players is the top priority--30 minutes per game soon!). He wasn't seeing 30 minutes consistently until the last two weeks of the season. Obviously, his
  5. Right....and at the time of drafts, the injury was not expected to be anything significant. I probably wouldn't have drafted him if I had known it would be a month. Obviously, I'm glad that I didn't know at the time.
  6. He averaged 1.6 per game last year in fewer minutes. Look, I'm not saying that he should be averaging more than 2.0 or something. There's no justification for expecting that. But I think it is absolutely fair to expect 1.5. And yes, I think you are right. They will likely normalize. You've seen his rebounding numbers do that over the last several games. I'm just saying that it is fair for roto players to be a little disappointed right now and want more.
  7. He got off to a torrid start early on. I thought he was in for a huge night. I believe he had 4 points, 3 boards, 7 dimes, and a steal when he sat down on the bench in the first. He seems to go through these stretches--often in the middle of the games--where he just disappears.
  8. I think it is fair for roto players to be a little disappointed that he's not doing better than .6 steals + blocks per game. I was certainly expecting more there. That said, I'm H2H...and if he's going to continue to put up scoring and rebounding numbers like this, I'll be plenty happy with my pick.
  9. Damn it. Didn't follow any NBA over the last several days and didn't see that Curry was back. May be a short game for Collins.
  10. I'm confused what you're holding me to. That wasn't a prediction.
  11. I think the lack of consistency is what is driving people crazy. If he were consistently scoring 12-20 points/night to average 16.6, you wouldn't see many complaints--maybe some mild disappointment. The wild fluctuation (six single-digit scoring nights in a month) creates a lot more frustration. And the fact that those games have come in stretches (this week and the first week of Nov) mean that his lack of scoring has probably cost some people one or two games. For all the talk about him not being aggressive enough, if you take out the 1-shot and 3-shot games earlier this month
  12. That's way too complimentary. Blake puts up numbers across the board. Owners would LOVE for him to be a poor man's Blake. In terms of numbers, the worry is that that he's more like a poor man's Dirk.
  13. Obviously, he's just getting his legs back under him....but damn, I would feel a lot more encouraged if I saw a big rebounding number with some steals and blocks next game. I'm not expecting huge things from him in those categories or anything. But he's got to average 7-8 boards/night and put up 1.5 combined in steals/blocks. My concern when I drafted him was that he would play away from the rim too much and only score points. The points will be solid but nowhere near enough to carry him to his expected value without solid rebounding and defensive numbers.
  14. Holding because he's still good enough to roster in a daily league with an outside chance of turning things on. But I'm not expecting things to get much better. I'm expecting one good line every 4 games or so (like he had against Memphis last week), an occasional big game every few weeks (Boston 10 days ago)....but mostly what we've seen the last few games The value you are getting him for where you picked him up is probably fine. I just don't think he's going to amount to the "steal" that I expected.
  15. I have both. It depends on your scoring system, team, and situation. If you flat out couldn't afford to wait on Collins, then yeah, it's fine. Collins will put up better numbers simply because of guaranteed usage. You also have no idea when he will come back. I think Siakam's ceiling for this season (without injuries to others) is probably what you see right now...which is good--just inconsistent usage and minutes (through no fault of his own). Obviously, the shooting percentage has nowhere to go but down but the per game numbers may stay the same. The
  16. Yeah....but all of the other stats are about what you would have expected from him, so it isn't like he's vastly overachieving in other categories to make up for the lack of scoring over the last 9 games. He's been fine for the spot where most probably drafted him....but he hasn't amounted to the "steal" that people anticipated before the season. I think it is fine to have a little concern and be a bit aggravated over his performance. Any talk about dropping him is ridiculous, though.
  17. You mean the variance is random? Variance just refers to difference. The question is what is responsible for variance. Variance can be random or occur because of certain factors. This is not random. Random would be an occasional poor shooting effort surrounded by an occasional great shooting effort and a bunch of average ones. This is a stretch of 9 games in which he has one game that could be described as "decent" and 8 that are bad. The problem has been the lack of variance over the last 9 games. At this point, it is a trend. The question is for how lon
  18. Kind of. Basically at the exact same time as this last year. It wasn't this bad, though. He attempted 8-9-5-5 shots in a four-game stretch....but he was tossed after 12 minutes in that last one. He had a 7-shot game a week or so later (against Gobert) and a 6-shot game against the Warriors earlier that month. Most of those games were blowouts, though. Plus, he scored in double figures in a few of those games because he got to the line. He rolled his ankle and sat a large chunk of December, then came back on fire. It definitely wasn't this extreme. Wh
  19. I drafted him and was extremely high on him before the season after he came up big for me last year. I believe he will be fine. The rebounds, assists, and defensive numbers are where I expected. And he's getting the shots. But I am starting to worry a little. What's going on with his shot? You take away the first two games and he's been straight up bad. Below 30 percent from 3 point range and about 35 percent overall. I don't see many Jazz games, so not sure what to attribute that to. I don't think a guy can shoot as well as he did all of last season
  20. Got him late in my draft. Had him last year after picking him up in January. I love this guy in fantasy b'ball and real-life b'ball. He plays like a crafty old dude that you would play church basketball against. Add onto that that the dude talks as much trash as anyone in the NBA. Ridiculously underrated in ESPN's projections. 13.0, 6.4, 4.4, 1.2 STL, 0.4 BLK, 2.4 3PM after the All-Star break and could not have been more consistent. You were guaranteed good points from the guy every night. I don't see why the numbers would go down. He will still get plenty of burn to contr
  21. That's the problem, though. The premise that Collins will "break out" is based on the belief that every coach thinks that just throwing a young guy out on the floor to play big minutes is the best thing for his development. That is not always the right move, especially for a big guy who has to get used to the physicality of the NBA and the wear and tear over an 82-game schedule.
  22. Referring more to people expecting a breakout from where he is now. He’s still on my team, and I’m fine with that. In h2h, the one night a week I may need him, he does enough and he has some potential for upside. I don’t need much from that roster spot. I’m just not expecting the 27-30 min/game explosion, and it’s funny to me that people have been holding him in anticipation of that since November.
  23. 1. Not what I said. I said that it’s crazy to think that playing a raw, 19 (edit 20) year old PF/center tweeter is a priority this year for a coach. Didn’t say he’s incapable. Hell, I literally said he may get 25 minutes by March. But you are crazy if you think Bud has “Get Collins more minutes” written as a priority. Most of Collins’ development will come in practice and the offseason. 2. Regardless, let’s take your point anyway. -Plenty? There’s 8...and this is one of the deepest draft classes in a long time. Pretty much all of the rookies playing that much are older and/
  24. Man. This thread won’t stop. People won’t give up! I hope none of you have actually needed production from his roster spot. No smart coach is in a hurry to throw a raw 19 yo rookie center out there for 25-30 minutes/game....even tanking. That’s not necessarily good for Collins’ development. By March, he may get up to 25 minutes or so—depending on injuries and trades. But I can’t believe some are still saying “Just wait until...” in anticipation for a breakout.
  25. His dropoff so obviously coincided with Ball's injury issues. When Ball comes back, is there any reason to think the numbers don't trend back up?
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