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Everything posted by v1n5anity

  1. To be fair, those dudes have had way more time off to recover
  2. Horrible trade. Awful return for Ben Simmons on the Philly side. On the Warriors side, Ben is an awful fit next to Draymond. No chance this trade happens.
  3. Apparently it could be a torn meniscus (note the times in the top tweet):
  4. Currently Marquese Chriss does not have a guaranteed roster spot on the Warriors but not only do I expect him to earn a spot, I also expect him to start to begin the season as Willie Cauley-Stein and Kevon Looney are not healthy as of right now. Chriss has clearly exceeded expectations so far in the preseason and I know it's the preseason but I've been watching this team closely for several years and I can tell you that his skillset is going to fit in very well with this team: the athleticism, his ability to rebound, catch lobs, play the pick-and-roll, shoot a little bit, and the most surprisi
  5. Yeah I wasn't saying he will average those numbers or even close. He won't average 36 minutes either. But I was replying to the dude saying he was cooked and the numbers show he is clearly not.
  6. He didn't play heavy minutes last year, but he still was very productive in the minutes he did play as his per 36 numbers were some of the best of his career. And when he played without Gobert (1110 minutes), his per 36 numbers were insane: 21.3/13.9/2.0/1.2/2.6.
  7. I'm surprised you have PG so high. How many games are you expecting from him? I heard/read that he's expected to miss the first 4-6 weeks of the season.
  8. Those are different from "declining". He is declining, but not at the rate people think.
  9. In the 727 minutes Chris Paul played without James Harden last season, Paul averaged 22.5 points, 12.5 assists, and 5.4 rebounds on 58.1 TS% per 36 minutes. Rockets had a +10.4 Net Rating in those minutes. Chris Paul was still putting up monster numbers last season without Harden, and his team was doing well too as the +10.4 net rating shows. He's going to be the lead ball handler again in OKC so his numbers should be better than last year. I do expect him to be traded at some point though.
  10. I'm no Dwight fan, but after the Boogie injury, it was clear they weren't going into the season again with McGee as their only center (since AD won't play significant minutes there it looks like). I don't get how Melo fits anyway (beyond the fact that he's completely washed), AD/Kuzma/LeBron are going to play most of the minutes at SF/PF. What they needed with their last roster spot was a center since AD won't do it. I'm not saying Dwight is the answer, but it surely wasn't Melo.
  11. The Cousins injury hurts more than some realize IMO. Before, if you had LeBron, AD, Cousins on the floor together, you can get away with playing Rondo (who is likely their second best ball handler). Now with Cousins out and Dwight in (who can't shoot and often refuses to run P&R), spacing will become a major issue anytime Dwight and Rondo share the floor together. AD's reluctance to play the 5 doesn't help that. I think the Lakers biggest weakness is their lack of a reliable secondary ball handler and that issue got worse after Boogie's injury IMO. I don't trust guys like Caruso (unproven)
  12. Isn't the bet regarding Raptors making the playoffs, which you said they wouldnt?
  13. I'll take the over on the 6 assists. GSW is expected to run a lot more pick & roll than previous years. Steph will be on the ball more. I don't think he'll get back to the 8 assist range like under Marc Jackson but I can see 7+ assists per game.
  14. You missed the point. You said LeBron would run the offence less because of Lonzo Ball. But the numbers per 36 disagree. Meaning that in the minutes he played, he didn't run the offence any less, in fact he ran the offence more. You didn't say he would take a hit fantasy wise because of minutes. You said it was because LeBron would handle the ball less, which he didn't. Therefore you were wrong. All the confused reactions were for guys like you who kept harping on the same point over and over again. It's time to move on because you were as wrong as anyone.
  15. Huh? So now "running the offense" simply means assists per game? Moving goal posts, I see. Funny though, because you were still VERY wrong: Last season, LeBron averaged the second highest assists per 36 minutes figure of his entire career. Not only that, but he also scored more points per 36 minutes than in any of his other seasons. But yeah, you were right 🤣. The fact of the matter is, you were so off-base about Siakam and LeBron that you just look silly for calling others out (over and over and over and over and over again, mind you). So after reviewing what you've said about
  16. Good point. You were on the money about Siakam last year: Nearly a month into the season you made an even sharper post: Clearly your opinion on Siakam matters more than say, @Jake the snake's, who foolishly picked Siakam to start, breakout, win MIP, and (almost) become an All-Star. Oh wait... And just for fun, here is another gem: This dude really predicted/assumed that Lonzo f****n Ball was gonna be the reason that one of the game's GOATs, LeBron, runs the offence less 🤣. Then has the audacity to question other people's basketball knowledge. Le
  17. You took my advice! Sucks that Kawhi left Toronto, but I'm just happy it wasn't for the Lakers. He ended up getting exactly what he wanted - be back home while being the best player on a contending team. Can't be mad at that. This team's defence will be nuts, can't wait to watch them play.
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