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  1. 10 minutes ago, stay_woke said:

    Playing him more minutes would ruin his development, what??? I couldn't disagree with you more. He hasn't played more than 22 minutes since February 1st, meanwhile Haliburton (who has to split time with infinitely more talented guards) plays 30+ minutes every night. Man I can't understand these Thibs defenders who are so excited to see the Knicks get swept in the first round, if they even make it out of the play in tournament.

    I'm not saying dont play him at all, just no need to play him a ton of mins and have him out there chucking shots. I mean, the Knicks are winning.

    Haliburton was a projected lotto pick, sure he fell in the draft, but he is a far superior player to IQ. 

    Guarantee you if IQ started playing 30+ mins a game his FG% would drop even lower than it is, TOs would go up and Knicks would prob lose couple more games. It's just not worth it for a player that's far exceeding expectations. Hes not a good defender yet, and hes inconsistent on offense. Sometimes it's better to conserve greatness rather than force it. But hey, I'm rooting for the guy, hes fun to watch.

    Tbh whatever Thibs is doing rn is fine cuz Knicks are 5th in East. Meanwhile Hali, Walton and Kings have lost 9 straight.

    I don't think Thibs is someone savior or messiah, I don't even like the guy. But I like the direction the Knicks are going

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  2. 1 minute ago, stay_woke said:

    Payton out, IQ on fire, and he still only plays 20 minutes, outplayed by Frank even 😂 I hate this coach so much guys, please just trade him for a washed up all star already, Knicks don't deserve this talent.

    Maybe Thibs is trying to conserve IQs greatness? 

    He could run him out there 30+ mins a game, have him chuck more shots and give up more TOs...but that's not gonna help his development.

    Dont get me wrong, I think he deserves a few more mins then hes been getting, and some of these other no-name/has-been guards need to be on the court less, but IQ is far out playing expectations. If they played him a ton of mins it would ruin his development, atleast for now. Maybe by end of season he'll be getting starter mins, depending on knicks place in standings and how serious they're taking this 'playoff run'.

    I actually think Thibs is doing a great job with this Knicks team that has no biz being in contention.

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  3. 35 minutes ago, squidthunder said:

    Wouldn't surprise me if they sat him till after ASB

    Also wouldnt surprise me if they're just trying to take it ez with this 'back thing' and sit him against bruisers like Embiid and JV. They're next game is Bkn, a much easier opponent, where the Mavs will need more scoring. I'm hoping that's the case anyway, and he plays next game. I mean Carlisle did say he doesn't expect it to be long term..

    But yea, unfortunately I also could see him sit another week or so. 🤷‍♂️

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  4. 1 hour ago, RunCMC said:

    Why do that trade if you're GS ,  got a young upcoming stud in Wiseman.

    Klay's back next year & automatically you become a contender again. 

    I dont think Klay automatically makes them a contender again. Klay hasnt played in forever, getting older and coming off some serious injuries.

    No doubt klay's experience and wisdom will help the team some, but I dont think it's enough to compete with Lakers, clippers, jazz or even suns. 

    Wiseman is still prob a couple years out from truly developing. I'm sure the warriors feel like their window to win another chip is rapidly closing. Dray, klay, steph all in their 30s. Wiseman will be a very good player someday, hes just not a 'win now' player. Trading Wiseman for Porzingis might not be their best move, but youd think it def helps their chances of winning more in the immediate future. Cash in on Stephs greatness while they still can.

    That said, they should be able to get more than Porzingis for Wiseman

  5. 2 hours ago, JoeNoIngles said:

    I would trade Murray for any of those guys you mentioned in a heartbeat but it is just not realistic. Even with the current hot streak, Murray is still under performing his ADP and people are only willing to give up players in the 40-60 range for him. For this kind of return, it is probably best to hold onto him for his huge upside and relatively safe floor.

    Ya, I feel u. I mean, you could prob package murray n some lesser player for one of the names I mentioned, but you may just be fishing then. Might as well hold I guess.

    A month ago I traded Murray for haliburton n duncanRob. Kinda regret it a bit now, duncanRob been very disappointing, ended up dropping him. But atleast haliburton is a legit stud.

  6. 1 hour ago, JoeNoIngles said:

    Who can you realistically trade for that has higher upside than Murray?

    Maybe a top 20ish guy that's under performing or been disappointing recently?

    Maybe could work out a deal to get kyrie or KD. I'm sure KD owners are fed up. Maybe straight for booker? Or even Butler?

    Idk, maybe I'm wrong. Maybe murray sets the world on fire ros, but I doubt it. Seems like a great time to sell high on murray n buy low on an elite stud

  7. 47 minutes ago, Jimmy21 said:

    I dont know how many teams are in your league but tj McConnell is pretty close to waiver wire and I wouldnt really value him in this trade. So its basically porzingus for durant straight up. I would take durant

    Theres 12 teams in my league, i think McConnell is very valuable. He's 3rd in the league in Steals, and had 3 games recently with 12+ assists.

    Since the end of January, TJ is at about 9/8/4 on 50% shooting and 2.5 stocks, with low TOs for a guard. The only weird thing that sticks out is his poor FT%, but thats an aberration, he barely shoots free throws, hes 4 for 12 on the season, hes normally more like 80%.

    I dont expect him to put up 9/8/4 and 2.5 stocks ROS, but theres no reason he cant come close. The Pacers are down a couple key players that arent expected back anytime soon, and hes been playing well, n should keep getting atleast 25+ mins a night.

    Hes a smart player with heart, and hustles. Love me some TJ Mac.

  8. I'm fighting for a playoff spot, and have gotten just completely fed up with KD. I need guys playing and he's too valuable to just sit on my INJ list, its frustrating. KD is an ez top 5 guy when playing, but the Nets clearly have no intent of pushing him if they don't need to. They seem like a lock for a top 3 seed in East (with decent shot at the 1 seed) and that's with KD sitting out a bunch. There's still no timetable for KDs return, and even when he does comeback I envision plenty of rest days or minor 'injuries' ahead.

    So...i traded:

    Kevin Durant


    Porzingis and TJ mcconnell

    9cat, h2h



  9. 12 minutes ago, rush007 said:

    Sounds like you think they should just bench Nurk and CJ for Kanter and GTJ lol

    Blazers aren't winning the chip with Enes and they know it. They need to mesh their ideal 5  together before the playoffs or they're toast. Chemistry is important and they won't magically achieve that by injecting Nurkic into the starting lineup just before the playoffs.

    But I also I think (and hope) GTJ will have a steady, sizeable role even when CJ is back.

    That's not at all what im saying. I'm saying theres no need to rush those two guys back. Atleast not right now.

    When CJ is ready, he obv gets the starting job back over GTJ. But Trent needs to continue to get big mins, whether that's taking mins from DJJ or Melo or hood, w/e. Trent is prob they're 3rd best Off weapon after dame/cj.

    I do think they should consider Nurk coming off the bench for the first week or so, just kinda ease him in. He just seems so fragile they should wanna slowly ramp him up for playoffs. Either way, whoever is starting, a timeshare might not be the worst idea, atleast see how that goes and who is playing well.

    As long as Kanter and Nurk are both getting 20+ mins they should both produce and help Blazers win.


  10. 18 minutes ago, Stefan said:


    They're playin well not because of frickin Kanter, but because of Dame... he's been on 🔥
    He's giving his best 110 % effort night in night out... Lillard needs help a s a p otherwise he'll burn out soon enough. And that help is in the form of Nurk 4sure... and later on it'll be CJ (when he gets back from injury)

    Lol obv they're playing well cuz of Dame. Hes a legit MVP candidate. But I just wonder if rushing to shove high usage guys like CJ or even Nurk into the mix will ruin the chemistry they have going rn.

    No doubt CJ and Nurk are game changers. At some point theyll both come in a help Dame n Co, but just doesn't seem like they NEED it right now.

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  11. 6 hours ago, lanyabatt said:

    Do you think with how Kanter is playing that it’ll affect Nurk once he comes back healthy? Kanter has been really balling out of his mind lately, but most importantly, Blazers have been WINNING. If anything, it’ll be a minutes split between the two. Is that even worth it?

    I think Kanter will keep getting the bulk of mins for a while after Nurk comes back. Maybe something like 20-22 for Nurk n 26-28 for kanter. Theres just no reason to shake things up with how well they're playing, plus with how fragile Nurk has been why force starters mins on him. Maybe as it gets closer to playoffs theyll start to shift more to Nurk, but they should be happy they got this badass center tandem, and should keep taking advantage of kanters great play. 


    I'm also curious to see how they handle GTJ when CJ comes back. I imagine they might not be as cautious with CJ compared to Nurk? Either way they gotta find consistent 30 mins for GTJ when CJ is back, hes avg just under 20ppg over last month.

    Blazers looking real good lately.

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  12. Anything to this guy? Been playing really well lately. 

    Over his last 6 games: about 16/3/3 on 50/90 shooting, with Four 3s and a Stl on 30 mins a game.

    I expect FG% to come down, and maybe Pts n 3s a bit too, but there could be solid fantasy relevance of hes getting close to 30 mins. Seems like he could be better version of guys like DuncanRob or JHarris

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  13. 2 minutes ago, AomineDaiki05 said:

    Damn you are really something aren't you? Reliable, trustworthy, credited sites when it comes to fantasy basketball? Ha, ha
    What was the predicted ranking for Ayton before the year started?

    And yes you are mean and you are scammer. You are the first one to list Turner's 2 week period and disregard Ayton's, and now you are somehow trying to pretend that I did something shady. That's a classic scammer play. 

    You have been caught. Go try to sell your stuff someplace else. 
    Turner(ranked 12) = Ayton(ranked 75 and dropping). Cool story. This is my last post here. I have nothing to gain, my only goal was to expose you, which I did.

    It's really ridiculous what some people are prepared to do. Shame, Shame, Shame.

    Totally unrelated, yesterday I received an offer my Jerami Grant for Ayton. Gregp is that you? ;)

    No, you're mean!

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