Jump to content
NBC Sports Edge Forums

Karl-Anthony Towns 2019-2020 Outlook


Recommended Posts

  • Replies 1.4k
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

Top Posters In This Topic

Popular Posts

Someone get him a shrink before he turns into kyrie

As KAT owners, we accept the worst, but hope for the best. Get your trolling a$$ outta here. 

Honestly. This guy is having fantasies about fantasy and everyone else is too busy calling KAT a pussy to notice we may have a god damn prophet roaming around on Rotoworld forums.

Posted Images

5 minutes ago, Simsanityy179 said:

“ you’re an Ironman until you’re not “

 

” you’re injury prone until you’re not “

 

Towns and AD lady’s and gentlemen 

Don't think AD was ever considered an ironman lol. But tbf he only missed 14 games total in 2 seasons before last season where he was sat out by the team before the trade.

Link to post
Share on other sites
5 minutes ago, DezedandConfused said:

Don't think AD was ever considered an ironman lol. But tbf he only missed 14 games total in 2 seasons before last season where he was sat out by the team before the trade.

I meant he was considered dnd at one point and was labelled as a high risk draftee, now he plays every game. Kat on the other hand was deemed as a player you’re guaranteed 80 games from.

my point is drafting players due to durability is not so smart of a strategy in my opinion.

 

Link to post
Share on other sites
Just now, Simsanityy179 said:

I meant he was considered dnd at one point and was labelled as a high risk draftee, now he plays every game. Kat on the other hand was deemed as a player you’re guaranteed 80 games from.

my point is drafting players due to durability is not so smart of a strategy in my opinion.

 

Yea that's kinda true to a certain point, but there are players that are known to be more injury prone not counting the fluke injuries. But yea with load managing in full force think the better solution is to have more IR slots think u need at least 2 now for season long leagues.

Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, Simsanityy179 said:

I meant he was considered dnd at one point and was labelled as a high risk draftee, now he plays every game. Kat on the other hand was deemed as a player you’re guaranteed 80 games from.

my point is drafting players due to durability is not so smart of a strategy in my opinion.

 

Kyrie - notorious glassman who is pretty fickle this year. 

KP - missed 10+ games because of knee soreness. 

Kawhi - load managed, even more than what I thought would take place this year.

Steph - Out for most of the season

Gary Harris - in and out 

On the flip side, ironmen like Drummond, Jokic, Harden, Ben Simmons (save for his rookie year), Giannis etc are all living up to their billing. 

This post is a mindless regurgitation of what Josh Lloyd says on his podcast. You can point to two exceptions to the trend and say "aha! Injury histories mean nothing" all you want but it doesnt make your point any stronger. 

Injuries happen to anyone, for sure. But you're being deliberately obtuse if you suggest that some players aren't injury prone and thus more liable to sit out games compared to others. With GP being the most important category of them all, you definitely should factor injury history when drafting players. 

 

Edited by justaguy
  • Like 2
  • Thanks 3
Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, Simsanityy179 said:

I meant he was considered dnd at one point and was labelled as a high risk draftee, now he plays every game. Kat on the other hand was deemed as a player you’re guaranteed 80 games from.

my point is drafting players due to durability is not so smart of a strategy in my opinion.

 

Nah, AD's fragility was overblown at one point.  He also got hurt (games played wise) by the Pelicans sitting him one season too.  He does seem to always be injured in a minor way, which is very annoying, but he's getting better.  Kyrie's knee is messed up, and multiple other parts.  Some guys are just older too.  Some guys not only won the genetic gene lottery to be an elite NBA player, but also won the durability gene as well.  Lebron to me is the ultimate iron man.  For such a long career he has been super durable and only suffered last year.  There's genetics and also a ton of hard work.  FWIW I still would draft less injury prone players. 

* as in draft guys who are not injury prone

Edited by vnmslsrbms
Link to post
Share on other sites
5 hours ago, Simsanityy179 said:

my point is drafting players due to durability is not so smart of a strategy in my opinion.

 

His point is the injury prone tags are getting more and more vague. Every year a few "ironman" tags are being removed. In the modern era of NBA with all the load management and teams aiming either the top of the ranks or the bottom in a constant attempt to avoid the middle, it is getting harder to predict the "gp" factor.

 

4 hours ago, justaguy said:

Injuries happen to anyone, for sure. But you're being deliberately obtuse if you suggest that some players aren't injury prone and thus more liable to sit out games compared to others. With GP being the most important category of them all, you definitely should factor injury history when drafting players. 

 

So yes, GP is the most important category of them all but also the most unpredictable. You mention a few names to make your point but I can name a few back to reverse it. However, we can all agree that predicting gp of a player is getinng harder every year, so as a result reducing the weight of the gp factor in your draft strategy is not ludicrous, it actually makes sense up to a point.

Link to post
Share on other sites
6 hours ago, Simsanityy179 said:

I meant he was considered dnd at one point and was labelled as a high risk draftee, now he plays every game. Kat on the other hand was deemed as a player you’re guaranteed 80 games from.

my point is drafting players due to durability is not so smart of a strategy in my opinion.

 

 

So if you don't base past durability to draft, what's your strategy is drafting a player who will try to last 82 games? 

Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...

×
×
  • Create New...