Find the missing piece playoff edition master thread

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Find the missing piece playoff edition master thread 

Post#1 » by Mamba4Goat » Sun Apr 14, 2019 6:55 pm

I figured I'd start a fun little project and try to find the missing piece for each playoff team that is 1. Realistic 2. A role player (no AD, Holiday, superstar FA's, etc.) and 3. Will take them to the next step. I.e. an 8th seed to a competitive/potential home court advantage type of team or a 4th seed into a contender if possible.

Houston Rockets (4)
Boston Celtics (4)
Indiana Pacers (5)
Utah Jazz (5)
OKC Thunder (6)
Brooklyn Nets (6)
Orlando Magic (7)
San Antonio Spurs(7)
LA Clippers (8)
Detroit Pistons (8)
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Post#2 » by Moses ShamMoses » Tue Apr 30, 2019 4:12 pm

Pistons need a stud SF in the worst way to pair with Kennard on the wing. Bruce Brown (project) ain't going to be cut it if they want to take the next step. Tobias Harris, Robert Covington, Kris Middleton come to mind who can take some pressure off Blake.
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Post#3 » by JasonStern » Mon May 13, 2019 7:40 pm

shame this ran out of steam.

for Portland, the obvious answer was "Jusuf Nurkić". :(
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Post#4 » by GobertReport » Wed Jun 12, 2019 4:25 am

Utah ideally would be Harris and Rozier
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Post#5 » by bleeds_purple » Wed Jun 26, 2019 8:07 pm

JasonStern wrote:shame this ran out of steam.

for Portland, the obvious answer was "Jusuf Nurkić". :(


Or a bona fide starting F.
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Post#6 » by Roy The Natural » Thu Jul 4, 2019 8:25 pm

I'm going to go with Otto Porter for Portland. With their roster as is, I think he's a major difference maker.
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Post#7 » by loserX » Tue Jul 9, 2019 6:36 pm

One more un-sticky: thanks to Mamba4Goat for hosting the threads, and to all who took part!
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Post#8 » by R-DAWG » Wed Jul 10, 2019 2:19 am

Marvin Williams would be a perfect fit on Houston's roster. Would give them an above average 3 point shooter with PF size who could defend smaller players.
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Post#9 » by Mamba4Goat » Wed Jul 10, 2019 2:28 am

R-DAWG wrote:Marvin Williams would be a perfect fit on Houston's roster. Would give them an above average 3 point shooter with PF size who could defend smaller players.


He has potential as a buyout guy.
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Post#10 » by R-DAWG » Wed Jul 10, 2019 2:39 am

Mamba4Goat wrote:
R-DAWG wrote:Marvin Williams would be a perfect fit on Houston's roster. Would give them an above average 3 point shooter with PF size who could defend smaller players.


He has potential as a buyout guy.


Throwing this out there if were talking about buyout guys, I could see Toronto doing Kyle Lowry a solid and buying him out after the deadline if they can not generate anything worthwhile in a trade (not counting a 2nd rd pick) at the deadline and they commit to starting a rebuild/retool around VanVleet/Powell/OG/Siakiam, based on the team looking like it will be a lower trier playoff team and not a real contender.

In that scenario, he would be a huge addition for either the Lakers or Philly.

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