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Around the League 2020-21 

Post#1 » by Klomp » Thu Dec 17, 2020 6:33 pm

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Re: Around the League 2020-21 

Post#2 » by Klomp » Thu Dec 17, 2020 6:33 pm

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Re: Around the League 2020-21 

Post#3 » by KGdaBom » Thu Dec 17, 2020 8:24 pm

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Re: Around the League 2020-21 

Post#4 » by KGdaBom » Fri Dec 18, 2020 12:47 am

Lamelo making his shots tonight. 7 Minutes to go in the first half 4-8 3-6 from three. 11 points 2 assists, but strangely no rebounds.
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Re: Around the League 2020-21 

Post#5 » by Calinks » Fri Dec 18, 2020 6:03 am

Looks like Lamelo had a really good game. Maybe he can shoot.

Nice to see the Grizzlies beat on someone else for once. They will be good this seaosn.
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Re: Around the League 2020-21 

Post#6 » by KGdaBom » Fri Dec 18, 2020 7:13 pm

In other rookie news
Vassell with a huge game
Avdija comes back down to earth.
Cole Anthony looking good.
Okongwu DNP with sore foot
Hayes stinker for Detroit
Wiseman rested I guess he was tired
Halliburton did a little bit of everything not much of anything
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Re: Around the League 2020-21 

Post#7 » by Calinks » Sat Dec 19, 2020 12:50 am

KGdaBom wrote:In other rookie news
Vassell with a huge game
Avdija comes back down to earth.
Cole Anthony looking good.
Okongwu DNP with sore foot
Hayes stinker for Detroit
Wiseman rested I guess he was tired
Halliburton did a little bit of everything not much of anything

Rookie watch going to be great this season!
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Re: Around the League 2020-21 

Post#8 » by Calinks » Sat Dec 19, 2020 1:08 am

In the West I see a lot of improvement.

Lakers look significantly better with their additions.

Mavericks will be significantly better. Richardson looks like a great fit.

Portland should be better with ROCCO and Melo with some of his groove back.

Warriors will be better with Curry and Oubre. Wiggins could also be good which would put them over the top and make them a tough team.

Grizzlies look extremely hungry.

Pelicans were pretty good in the bubble, they may grow from that.

Wolves should be improved with full roster and gelling.

Other teams may stay the same, be marginally better or could be worse.

The bar just keeps going up out west. You have to be extremely good just to cut the mustard, the days of getting through being ok are over.
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Re: Around the League 2020-21 

Post#9 » by Jedzz » Sun Dec 20, 2020 5:06 am

I know we discussed this IQ guy before the draft. Pick 25 btw. Shifty ballhanding and shots off dribble.

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Thibs better fkin start him man


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Re: Around the League 2020-21 

Post#10 » by Jedzz » Sun Dec 20, 2020 5:16 am

Calinks wrote:
KGdaBom wrote:In other rookie news
Vassell with a huge game
Avdija comes back down to earth.
Cole Anthony looking good.
Okongwu DNP with sore foot
Hayes stinker for Detroit
Wiseman rested I guess he was tired
Halliburton did a little bit of everything not much of anything

Rookie watch going to be great this season!


Great or painful? Not sure yet, but many more names than that list. Quickley, Ball, Bane...

Terrible draft, right? We should make a rule. Anytime a rookie's name is posted who could have been drafted by Twolves it must be shown in purple text. Call it the Curry rule.
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Re: Around the League 2020-21 

Post#11 » by Calinks » Sun Dec 20, 2020 6:10 am

Jedzz wrote:
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KGdaBom wrote:In other rookie news
Vassell with a huge game
Avdija comes back down to earth.
Cole Anthony looking good.
Okongwu DNP with sore foot
Hayes stinker for Detroit
Wiseman rested I guess he was tired
Halliburton did a little bit of everything not much of anything

Rookie watch going to be great this season!


Great or painful? Not sure yet, but many more names than that list. Quickley, Ball, Bane...

Terrible draft, right? We should make a rule. Anytime a rookie's name is posted who could have been drafted by Twolves it must be shown in purple text. Call it the Curry rule.

Technically that's everybody in the draft lol.

I always said that every draft has a few stars, it's just up to us to find them. There will be some guys who breakout every time, will be interesting to see who.
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Re: Around the League 2020-21 

Post#12 » by Jedzz » Sun Dec 20, 2020 6:28 am

Calinks wrote:
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Calinks wrote:Rookie watch going to be great this season!


Great or painful? Not sure yet, but many more names than that list. Quickley, Ball, Bane...

Terrible draft, right? We should make a rule. Anytime a rookie's name is posted who could have been drafted by Twolves it must be shown in purple text. Call it the Curry rule.

Technically that's everybody in the draft lol.

I always said that every draft has a few stars, it's just up to us to find them. There will be some guys who breakout every time, will be interesting to see who.


Right, but generally they are only going to be mentioned much in the coming future because they've done something special worth talking about. We'll see how many rate that worthy. I think there will be plenty from this draft. Think about how Ricky could be attached to two draft "screwup topics" if another great player comes from this draft from the #17 position on.

Calinks wrote:it's just up to us to find them.
If only it was up to "us". Wouldn't that be fun? Then when we screw up the pick we can post a whoops emoticon and go on our merry way.
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Re: Around the League 2020-21 

Post#13 » by KGdaBom » Sun Dec 20, 2020 2:06 pm

Jedzz wrote:
Calinks wrote:
KGdaBom wrote:In other rookie news
Vassell with a huge game
Avdija comes back down to earth.
Cole Anthony looking good.
Okongwu DNP with sore foot
Hayes stinker for Detroit
Wiseman rested I guess he was tired
Halliburton did a little bit of everything not much of anything

Rookie watch going to be great this season!


Great or painful? Not sure yet, but many more names than that list. Quickley, Ball, Bane...

Terrible draft, right? We should make a rule. Anytime a rookie's name is posted who could have been drafted by Twolves it must be shown in purple text. Call it the Curry rule.

Since we had the #1 pick that would be every rookie in purple.
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Re: Around the League 2020-21 

Post#14 » by Jedzz » Sun Dec 20, 2020 2:33 pm

KGdaBom wrote:
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Calinks wrote:Rookie watch going to be great this season!


Great or painful? Not sure yet, but many more names than that list. Quickley, Ball, Bane...

Terrible draft, right? We should make a rule. Anytime a rookie's name is posted who could have been drafted by Twolves it must be shown in purple text. Call it the Curry rule.

Since we had the #1 pick that would be every rookie in purple.


That's the reality of the #1. They did not have a pick between 3 players.
Your team's job was to choose the very best of the draft. No excuses no ifs no buts.
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Re: Around the League 2020-21 

Post#15 » by Jedzz » Mon Dec 21, 2020 1:03 am

I wonder if all across the league this season we are going to see Rookies having great first seasons and more players like TJ Warren and others that play out of their minds and greatly above past play. I'm thinking the no true Audience thing might make a for real difference in the comfort and confidence of some players during games. For Wolves sake, does something like this help Cover for example have a good season and if so, do you sell high then understanding his play might drop when crowds actually come back?
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Re: Around the League 2020-21 

Post#16 » by Calinks » Mon Dec 21, 2020 7:20 pm

Thibs might be more open to the media this season. Van Gundy told him to be.

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Re: Around the League 2020-21 

Post#17 » by urinesane » Mon Dec 21, 2020 8:49 pm

Calinks wrote:Thibs might be more open to the media this season. Van Gundy told him to be.

Read on Twitter


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Re: Around the League 2020-21 

Post#18 » by mercgold3 » Mon Dec 21, 2020 11:18 pm

Some of these contracts extensions. Ugh
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Re: Around the League 2020-21 

Post#19 » by Neeva » Mon Dec 21, 2020 11:35 pm

I feel better about the Beasley deal but still
Think we overpayed Juancho.
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Re: Around the League 2020-21 

Post#20 » by Klomp » Mon Dec 21, 2020 11:58 pm

Neeva wrote:I feel better about the Beasley deal but still
Think we overpayed Juancho.

If it was 3/21 with team option or 3/15 with a player option, which would you prefer?
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