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Woj: Bucks Sign Dragan Bender 2-Year Deal

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Re: Woj: Bucks Sign Dragan Bender 2-Year Deal 

Post#221 » by emunney » Sat Jul 27, 2019 2:36 pm

Just the fact that everybody we put out there is committed to doing their best defensively and has a generally good grasp of their responsibilities is huge. Then on top of that you have Bled and Giannis, two tremendously disruptive players.
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Re: Woj: Bucks Sign Dragan Bender 2-Year Deal 

Post#222 » by Chuck Diesel » Sat Jul 27, 2019 3:54 pm

Still one of the funniest NBA skirmishes of all time. Security and players on both teams trying to hold back laughter. Bender and Giannis's boy Papagiannis have some odd longstanding Euro beef that included Papagiannis's Papa talking **** about Bender leading up to the 2016 draft.



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Re: Woj: Bucks Sign Dragan Bender 2-Year Deal 

Post#223 » by BroncoBuck » Sat Jul 27, 2019 6:03 pm

Chuck Diesel wrote:Still one of the funniest NBA skirmishes of all time. Security and players on both teams trying to hold back laughter. Bender and Giannis's boy Papagiannis have some odd longstanding Euro beef that included Papagiannis's Papa talking **** about Bender leading up to the 2016 draft.



https://deadspin.com/kings-draftees-father-is-a-fiery-irrepressible-twitter-1782572859


Papagiannis is the most indefensible draft pick of the last decade.
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Re: Woj: Bucks Sign Dragan Bender 2-Year Deal 

Post#224 » by Clemenza » Sat Jul 27, 2019 9:29 pm

Good gamble. Low risk with a potential high reward if he shows progress. Just give him a role and what the team expects from him and see if you can get any positive contributions. He's still only 21 years old. The Suns can't develop players for sh*t
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Post#225 » by LuessiT » Sat Jul 27, 2019 10:00 pm

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Chuck Diesel wrote:Still one of the funniest NBA skirmishes of all time. Security and players on both teams trying to hold back laughter. Bender and Giannis's boy Papagiannis have some odd longstanding Euro beef that included Papagiannis's Papa talking **** about Bender leading up to the 2016 draft.



https://deadspin.com/kings-draftees-father-is-a-fiery-irrepressible-twitter-1782572859


Papagiannis is the most indefensible draft pick of the last decade.


It's even worse. They had #8 and traded back (though got very solid value for it). You can give the Kings the benefit of the doubt and say they targeted Bogdanovic or they hoped someone else would fall to #13 but most likely they targeted Papa.
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Re: Woj: Bucks Sign Dragan Bender 2-Year Deal 

Post#226 » by randy84 » Sat Jul 27, 2019 10:13 pm

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Chuck Diesel wrote:Still one of the funniest NBA skirmishes of all time. Security and players on both teams trying to hold back laughter. Bender and Giannis's boy Papagiannis have some odd longstanding Euro beef that included Papagiannis's Papa talking **** about Bender leading up to the 2016 draft.



https://deadspin.com/kings-draftees-father-is-a-fiery-irrepressible-twitter-1782572859


Papagiannis is the most indefensible draft pick of the last decade.


Only because Joe Alexander was drafted in 2008.
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Post#227 » by RiotPunch » Sun Jul 28, 2019 12:38 am

Bender?! I hardly know her!

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Post#228 » by trwi7 » Sun Jul 28, 2019 12:55 am

RiotPunch wrote:Bender?! I hardly know her!

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That's exactly what the pool boy did.
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Post#229 » by TimoefyLa » Sun Jul 28, 2019 10:18 am

The Suns shouldnt have given up on him. He was too young to match it with men.
The Bucks still need to be patient, but Bender definitely showed progress last year.
Bender is a basketball player - he isnt just a tall bloke,
He also has some lateral movement and natural shooting ability.
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Re: Woj: Bucks Sign Dragan Bender 2-Year Deal 

Post#231 » by jschligs » Sun Jul 28, 2019 2:29 pm

We’ll have to do a “Bold Predictions for 2019-2020” thread soon. Mine is Bender plays 15mpg and hits 3s at a 37% clip.
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Post#232 » by GoldenAntlers » Sun Jul 28, 2019 3:29 pm

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Post#233 » by Bernman » Sun Jul 28, 2019 4:41 pm

randy84 wrote:Only because Joe Alexander was drafted in 2008.


That's what I was going to say. But that time span still includes Anthony Bennett and Thon.
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Post#234 » by ReasonablySober » Sun Jul 28, 2019 5:23 pm

jschligs wrote:We’ll have to do a “Bold Predictions for 2019-2020” thread soon. Mine is Bender plays 15mpg and hits 3s at a 37% clip.


If that happens we're gonna regret not getting a three year deal (was that possible?).
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Post#235 » by LuessiT » Sun Jul 28, 2019 5:57 pm

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jschligs wrote:We’ll have to do a “Bold Predictions for 2019-2020” thread soon. Mine is Bender plays 15mpg and hits 3s at a 37% clip.


If that happens we're gonna regret not getting a three year deal (was that possible?).


Only possible if you sign him on day 1 (cause you need cap space/MLE/tax MLE to sign for more than 2 years) and I doubt Bender would be ready to commit to that this early.
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Post#236 » by MickeyDavis » Sun Jul 28, 2019 7:51 pm

We'll be doing the annual prediction thread a week or so before the season begins
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Re: Woj: Bucks Sign Dragan Bender 2-Year Deal 

Post#237 » by DrWood » Mon Jul 29, 2019 1:07 am

jschligs wrote:We’ll have to do a “Bold Predictions for 2019-2020” thread soon. Mine is Bender plays 15mpg and hits 3s at a 37% clip.

So, you're predicting Giannis is injured and we're tanking?
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Post#238 » by Jez2983 » Mon Jul 29, 2019 4:07 am

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Re: Woj: Bucks Sign Dragan Bender 2-Year Deal 

Post#239 » by jschligs » Mon Jul 29, 2019 12:23 pm

DrWood wrote:
jschligs wrote:We’ll have to do a “Bold Predictions for 2019-2020” thread soon. Mine is Bender plays 15mpg and hits 3s at a 37% clip.

So, you're predicting Giannis is injured and we're tanking?


Hey now! Using that combination of words in that order should be a one week ban!
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Re: Woj: Bucks Sign Dragan Bender 2-Year Deal 

Post#240 » by MiltownHawkeye » Mon Jul 29, 2019 4:46 pm

I'm already looking ahead to the 2021 offseason when we're debating whether to give Bender 3/30 or "lose him for nothing"
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