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Says a lot that Chandler was the C down the stretch.  The only thing Chandler has over Mcgee is his brain and that's good enough for Walton.  His defensive experience is a big bonus.  He was talking and directing players from the middle which Mcgee just doesn't do.  Who knows how long it lasts but some direction from the C is probably a refreshing change for Walton and this team that is absolute trash defensively this season.

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What you described is a typical starter (reduced minutes) rotation.   Your last sentence may end up being true, but that is speculation at this point as we have only seen one game.  

If McGee called in sick for 4 days in a row and the company I work at, his a** would have been fired. Especially with the salary he is getting paid.  C'mon get on the court, cough and sneeze at the op

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26 minutes ago, ComeOnAndSlam said:

Says a lot that Chandler was the C down the stretch.  The only thing Chandler has over Mcgee is his brain and that's good enough for Walton.  His defensive experience is a big bonus.  He was talking and directing players from the middle which Mcgee just doesn't do.  Who knows how long it lasts but some direction from the C is probably a refreshing change for Walton and this team that is absolute trash defensively this season.

yeah it felt in the game, you could see his leadership. Everyones been praising him so lets see how it goes

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Tonight's bad game wasn't because of Chandler. He still played 25 minutes. He was his own worst enemy tonight with only 4 boards and zero blocks in 25 minutes of action. I'm guessing if he gets the same minutes Saturday he'll do much better. And hell, even in a bad game he still got 16 points! 

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Agreed with some of the above posts.  Chandler had and will continue to have no effect on McGee's numbers.  The only thing that Chandler does is alter the backup center rotation.  Those that have Kuzma will benefit the most from Chandler's presence.  It means that Kuzma no longer has to spend time being overmatched and rundown by bigger players.  He is free to play PF and some SF, his more natural position where he thrives as a scorer.

 

25 minutes for McGee and 23 minutes for Chandler.  That's a full 48 minute center rotation.  I can see that remaining as their averages for the rest of the season.  Not much of a difference considering that McGee was averaging 26 minutes per game to this point.

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8 hours ago, ComeOnAndSlam said:

Says a lot that Chandler was the C down the stretch.  The only thing Chandler has over Mcgee is his brain and that's good enough for Walton.  His defensive experience is a big bonus.  He was talking and directing players from the middle which Mcgee just doesn't do.  Who knows how long it lasts but some direction from the C is probably a refreshing change for Walton and this team that is absolute trash defensively this season.

Yup, Chandler is a playoff-tested, championship-winning (against Bron, no less) veteran. he won't out up big numbers other than rebounding but his experience and leadership is priceless. 

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1 minute ago, travelingpiano said:

mcgee holding up his end due to him being pretty efficient whenever he's on the floor, but wondering if his FG% is sustainable...

Why not? He primarily scores off put backs and drives and cuts to the basket. It's not like they run pays for him. Neither does he take jumpers.

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3 minutes ago, t0087669 said:

well did not close a close game, and Tyson helped the team with the win probably won't help McGee future playing time in crunch time

should have sold high

 

He'll be fine he just shot poorly this game. If he was 5/9 with 12 points and got 1 more rebound he would've had a double double with 3 blocks and a steal. 

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A bit of a downer that it's starting to look as if Chandler will be the preferred closer going forward. But Javale will still get his low-20s to mid-20s (or higher), and his production will only take a small hit. Still, I couldn't be happier with his production as a waiver wire pickup... He'll probably still end up returning close to early-round value ROS.

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1 hour ago, Goku said:

 

He'll be fine he just shot poorly this game. If he was 5/9 with 12 points and got 1 more rebound he would've had a double double with 3 blocks and a steal. 

Missed a handful of easy baskets tbh, no need to worry about his production going down. Maybe a few mins off but he should maintain his line for the rest of the season.

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After Chandler's game-saving block he was one of the first one to ran to congratulate Tyson.. it was really cool to see him just being happy. I think Chandler being there definitely caps his monstrous upside, but on the plus side it might help preserve him for the long run. He's still getting over 25 mins... he'll be fine! 

 

 

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56 minutes ago, NBA_OG said:

 

You must be blind.

 

Didn't he play more minutes than his year average yesterday? Even if he loses 2 minutes won't it be enough if he keeps this level of play which he shows he can? If you need him to be a consistent 3rd rounder then your team is not good anyway.

 

You are acting like he was playing 35 mins and he is back to splitting mins now.

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38 minutes ago, RipCity0 said:

 

Didn't he play more minutes than his year average yesterday? Even if he loses 2 minutes won't it be enough if he keeps this level of play which he shows he can? If you need him to be a consistent 3rd rounder then your team is not good anyway.

 

You are acting like he was playing 35 mins and he is back to splitting mins now.

Probably play the same minutes but not the crucial ones.  Dropped him for Jarrett Allen cuz of 4 games this week  but I'll still keep my eye out for McGee all season.

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I'm actually loving McGee even with this stat-line. He's my block specialist. When Chandler get's injured he'll give those sick lines again, but he can give them now too here or there. I like a sustainable McGee.

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People that are concerned about Chandler hurting JaVale McGee's production are seriously misguided.  McGee has been averaging a hair under 26 minutes per game for the entire season.  If you go back and look at my previous posts before the season even started, you'll see that this was fully expected.  I figured his minutes would be around 24 per game but had hoped he could reach 30.  This was all before Chandler was brought on to back up McGee.  In the last two games, McGee has played 23 and 27 minutes... his average.

 

If you think that Chandler is hurting his numbers, you are grossly mistaken.  It is that JaVale is returning to the mean.  He more than likely wasn't going to sustain top 30 value.  The reality is that he will definitely outplay his draft position.  And he will remain valuable as long as he is healthy.

 

By the way, earlier some were claiming that JaVale McGee was not affected by his asthma and were thus complaining about him not getting more playing time.  I snapped this picture in the third quarter of last night's game.  He was on the court using it.  If asthma was a non-issue, why is he using an inhaler?  Those only get used when you are having an issue with your asthma.

 

Bottom line: Stop expecting / wanting more minutes from McGee.  He will remain limited, despite what he says.  But he will also remain a valuable fantasy player despite his asthma, minutes limitation and Chandler playing (or even finishing games).

 

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1 hour ago, QCJLo said:

People that are concerned about Chandler hurting JaVale McGee's production are seriously misguided.  McGee has been averaging a hair under 26 minutes per game for the entire season.  If you go back and look at my previous posts before the season even started, you'll see that this was fully expected.  I figured his minutes would be around 24 per game but had hoped he could reach 30.  This was all before Chandler was brought on to back up McGee.  In the last two games, McGee has played 23 and 27 minutes... his average.

 

If you think that Chandler is hurting his numbers, you are grossly mistaken.  It is that JaVale is returning to the mean.  He more than likely wasn't going to sustain top 30 value.  The reality is that he will definitely outplay his draft position.  And he will remain valuable as long as he is healthy.

 

By the way, earlier some were claiming that JaVale McGee was not affected by his asthma and were thus complaining about him not getting more playing time.  I snapped this picture in the third quarter of last night's game.  He was on the court using it.  If asthma was a non-issue, why is he using an inhaler?  Those only get used when you are having an issue with your asthma.

 

Bottom line: Stop expecting / wanting more minutes from McGee.  He will remain limited, despite what he says.  But he will also remain a valuable fantasy player despite his asthma, minutes limitation and Chandler playing (or even finishing games).

 

Javale.jpg

 

Asthma could be a non-issue as long as he is using his medication. I.e. the medication gets him to work just like any other person. Just saying that with medication it could technically be like this. Like he himself was saying that it doesn't affect his play. Could of course also be that he's downplaying the issue.

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