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  1. 11 minutes ago, rabaak said:

    I was talking about preseason. he looked lost and forced things last year.

    Okogie was hoooorrrrrrible on defense this preseason. Culver actually looked really decent on offense but his usual good defensive self as well... I'd keep anything Okogie has shown as far as possible from Culver. 😁

  2. 27 minutes ago, L3onD said:

    jarrett looks noticeably stronger and his shot actually looks polished, he probably tweaked some of his issues

    He did. But the poster I quoted acted like Culver's D was weaker than his offense and as if Okogies defense has been better than Culver's. Okogie might actually drop out of the rotation if he doesnt step it up.

  3. 2 hours ago, Kriggly said:


    Pop doesn't really give rookies a lot of burn though.  And there's no way DeRozan moves to the bench or moves at all.  He's their best player.  

    Not sure in which topic but I shared an overview of +/- 15-20 rookies who have seen good run under Pop after they drafted Duncan. They play rookies when theyre good and ready. The narrative is tainted due to the Spurs almost never drafting in the lottery. If I remember which topic, I'll quote it here.

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  4. 12 hours ago, rabaak said:

    If the wolves could combine Okogie's defense with Culver's offense, they would really have a good player.


    Not sure what you've been watching. Culver's offense has been horrible, although he has looked a bit better in preseason. Last year was ROUGH. His defense has been good.

    Okogie's offense was bad as well, but defense was good last year. However he has been looking horrible on both ends this preseason. 


    By combining those two right now, you'd just get Jarrett with a Nigerian last name but same game.

  5. More on Quickley:

    “You could say that about every player in the roster. But he’s done a really good job. When he’s been on the floor, the team is functioning extremely well. We’ll talk about it as a staff and move forward there. He got our attention in practice. And if you practice well, you usually play well,” Thibodeau said.

    “Nothing is ever set in stone. The one thing that you do understand is that you gonna need everybody over the course of the season. The important thing, just like what Quick has shown us, he didn’t play in the first game. But he didn’t change his approach. So when his opportunity came, he was ready and he ran with it,” he added.


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  6. 19 minutes ago, rabaak said:

    How do the minutes get distributed between C. Joseph, Kyle Guy, Fox and Haliburton? Tyre didn't look like he was all that efficient in preseason minutes. 

    Might take until 2nd half of the season for him to shine.

    CoJo looked horrible. The guard rotation in Aac isnt actually all that deep. They do love Guy though.

  7. Will start a bunch of games this year. The idea that Killian Hayes was a top lottery talent and Maledon was only worth to be picked ~27 picks is still hilarious. Dude plays extremely smart and Zvezdan Mitrovic might actually have prepped his game to translate into a sizeable role for the Thunder rather quickly. 

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  8. 2 hours ago, tazdingo said:

    I'm more curious as to what @perkinsfor3 would have to say bout Vassell.

    Love him. Should be in the rotation from day one. Already passed Lonnie Walker, and brings something the team could use. Handle looks better than advertized and quick hands and defense are translating seamlessly. Pop likes him a lot, too, and he's looked like one if the best players on the floor during some of the games.

    I am expecting more minutes and better production than my initial predictions had. Should be a valuable wing for years to come.


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  9. 2 hours ago, Kamura said:

    Bruh, it’s preseason, at least give him a week of real games

    I dont think a week will be enough to get back in shape. PJ looks hella sluggish so far. He moved his feet too slow, and that was the case at PF somewhat last year as well, even though he is a natural 4, as is Miles Bridges, in the NBA.

    I know Borrego has been praising him for how he looked during the 2 week scrimmage camp, but he has also admitted PJ looks horrible right now. He's constantly in spots where he shouldnt be on defense and has no way to recover. There are some things he'll learn, like not trying to pick up guards too early and defending too far out. On offense hes still trying to do too much, he shouldnt try to force the issue and create too much.

    PJs current form just gives me the idea he hasnt worked on his game or added anything over the,admittedly short, offseason at all. Thats somewhat worrisome. I did like the way he started out as a rookie a lot.

    Maybe hes caught between a rock and a hard place where he bulked up (in the wrong sense) to play C but lost the little quickness he had in the process. Even then, his positioning needs a loooooot of work and he just keeps missing assignments on both ends.

    I guess the positive thing is that Miles Bridges (who actually looks improved) plays much, much better with Ball, meaning that Miles probably will only take PJs spot if Ball moves into the starting line up as well. This could take a while since he needs to tone down his game a bit and start playing defense... And fix that Lavarr trained push shoot (good luck to the dhooting coaches with that one).




  10. Been reading that as well, even before last game (Which is why I think Precious could be interesting in dynasty formats sooner than expected). He was somewhat disappointing in college as a soph - I was high on him after his freshman season. His slump late in his soph season (9/39 threes over second half of season and 6/11 games he scored 10 points or less) was baaaad. As was Stanford as a whole, tbh.


    Played PG in HS and grew, what...10 inches since then? He's got a lot of interesting tools and maybe a little bit of upside. Grew a bit since his soph season from what I've heard, and he was 6-8 with a 7-2 wingspan, so curious to see what his current measurements are. Not very explosive or athletic, but rather even a bit slow on drives. As a result his ISO game is mediocre, still a bit skinny and weak - but his frame is great, and he shoulkd be able to add a decent amount of muscle. Footwork is good, BBall IQ is low.

    Could be a decent roleplayer for the Heat with suprisingly nice fantasy output off the wire, but I'm thinking I like Precious more as a fit long term.


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  11. 15 minutes ago, My Dinner With Andre said:

    Funny how people ignore a 20 ppg scorer who could be had for peanuts,  because of FG%


    I'd rather get a guy who is a proven scorer, and can figure out the FG% later.

    Its not only because of his FG%. His production is below average in several cats, which means you'll have to look elsewhere to bring back your rebounds, assists, steals and even free throw % up to par. 

  12. 1 hour ago, Espoiral said:

    Fair enough - there's obviously a chance he busts, and if he does, he's out. Simply put, if the team doesn't invest in him (and doesn't show he's worthy of that investment fantasy-wise), then he shouldn't be on any one's fantasy team. If the team does, however, then why not tag along for the ride?

    The Bulls have let their rookies get ample playing time over the vets, especially when they have shown they are deserving of the opportunity. Case in point: Lauri Markkanen in 17-18 after Portis and Mirotic had that huge fight. He became a starter out of necessity, but held onto that spot because he played well. The Bulls showed faith in him.

    The same might happen with Patrick Williams with Billy Donovan willing to give him the start even after not starting at all in college. It also helps that guys like Thad aren't on the same timeline as the Bulls, and OPJ needs to have his load managed after an injury-filled career. If Pat Williams plays well, great. If he doesn't and shows signs of busting, then so be it. He gets the drop. Preseason has showed he's leaning more towards playing well - but it's just preseason. I'd rather be on the boat early and miss, than to miss out completely.

    Also would like to clarify: He shot 84% on free throws in college. He didn't start games on a DEEP Florida State team, but what's more important was that he finished them. His skillset is akin to a prototype 3&D wing a la OG Anunoby/Mikal Bridges, with some upside in on-ball scoring. A real disruptor on defense.

    Thad is also stricktly backing up PF at this point. OPjr hasnt been looking good in a while either. Im thinking Patrick Williams will begin and end the year as their starter at SF. 


    One thing Im watching as well is what Chandler Hutchinson will be doing. He's still a somewhat limited player but he has the ability to rack up decent stats (steals mostly) in limited time.

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  13. Miles is only doing well when Ball is handing him the ball in the right spots. Upside is capped due to him not having a very high bball IQ.


    Aslo, the PJ at C experiment looks like its failing, and neither PJ nor Bridges are able to play SF very well, so there's that.


    Watch McDaniels end up being the starter in a few seasons. 🤭

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  14. On 12/18/2020 at 11:27 AM, perkinsfor3 said:

    Waited a bit to post it, until after I picked him up myself, but I liked Immanuel Quickley coming into this draft a lot, aand seeing him on the court with the Knicks made me pull the trigger in dynasty, 

    Quickley has great size (+5" wingspan), plays good defense and is a really good shooter. His playmaking and courtvision needed some work coming out of college, but he has a great overall attitude and works hard. Very coachable and should be a Thibs darling. Funny to see DSjr play defense now as well btw. 

    Quickley has been working out with Mahmoud Abdul Rauf pre-draft and so far he's looked impressive. Elfrid Payton looks like the old Elfrid Payton - cant shoot, cant finish inside. DSjr looks like a bench scorer (but improved and like a keeper for the Knicks) and I'm not sure what to make of Frank Ntilikina right now. 

    It wouldn't surprise me to actually see Quickley earn the starting nod somewhere this season. He's really steady and his playmaking improved, going by these first games. Pretty high on him. Dude made Knox look like a player and also had some beautiful plays for Toppin and others. They thrive playing with an actual playmaker, weirdly enough.


    It's also a great example of this draft probably producing some gems later on in the draft, like Quickley, Maledon, while the lottery will be a crapshoot.




    And maaaaaaan... Randle is BAD. Can the Knicks even get a 2nd rounder for that guy? Jeez.



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