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2021 off season thread

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Re: 2021 off season thread 

Post#721 » by Neonblazer » Sun Sep 12, 2021 8:47 am

DroseReturnChi wrote:try to play val as full time pg feeding lauri.

The problem with everything you see with all the players in Bulls was positionless basketball. When its implemented well it can work but Chicago basically just got bunch of shooting guards and expected them to be good at finding other players. Valentine is decent shooter but if you put him in the control with the ball he will just shoot it himself, regardless of the situation. Valentine needs to be paired with PG who can just deny him the ball when he is not in a good spot.
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Re: 2021 off season thread 

Post#722 » by jbk1234 » Sun Sep 12, 2021 11:37 am

DroseReturnChi wrote:
jbk1234 wrote:
Revenged25 wrote:
If the Cavs can't get any proven players to sign with them in FA why not take a chance on lottery ticket type players?
Obviously defense is a concern with Valentine, but we have enough one-way defenders on the bench to make it work.

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defense is not a problem for denzel. same for lauri. these guys arent going to slack off like all stars do they give max effort.
what im concerned is being in chicago ruined their careers and im not sure if cleveland is the ideal place given that rose struggled here as well although he was a borderline all star guy.

check their draft profile and they have their ways of playing their games. believe it or not, valentine was a draymond green type player coming from msu while lauri was also the best 7ft shooting prospect history has ever seen that has some point forward skills.
improving to their fullest potential is whats important but if you start nitpicking small stuff like defense, thats when their confidence goes down with the benching. idc homw many minutes they get just play them together and away from sexton to make them feel home. try to play val as full time pg feeding lauri.
You can give full effort on defense and still be bad on that end. Rose hasn't had the lateral quickness to defend the position well in many years. Rodney Hood had all the physical attributes to be a good defender but avoided contact at all costs.

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Re: 2021 off season thread 

Post#723 » by Harper4Ferry? » Tue Sep 14, 2021 7:32 pm

ESPN is projecting us as a 26 win team and about 14 wins short of the #10 play-in spot. Can't say that they're wrong at this point.

Casinos have us 500:1 to win the title and 250:1 to win the Eastern Conference. Win total bet over/under is 26.5 on a few casinos.

I will be disappointed if this is another brutal season. I'd like to watch games after mid January that mean something.
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Re: 2021 off season thread 

Post#724 » by JonFromVA » Tue Sep 14, 2021 9:45 pm

Harper4Ferry? wrote:ESPN is projecting us as a 26 win team and about 14 wins short of the #10 play-in spot. Can't say that they're wrong at this point.

Casinos have us 500:1 to win the title and 250:1 to win the Eastern Conference. Win total bet over/under is 26.5 on a few casinos.

I will be disappointed if this is another brutal season. I'd like to watch games after mid January that mean something.


26.5 wins in an 82 game season seems pretty brutal when you consider it's just a game or two better than last season.

I'm pretty sure they're wrong...

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