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Post#201 » by Killboard » Tue Jan 5, 2021 2:17 pm

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Neeva wrote:Anunoby and Siakam are looking like two of the most overated players in the league. I knew Raptors would regret those contracts.


Did not know that OG Anunoby has been playing so terribly.


They are not looking good because the spacing isn't there. Baynes+Bouchard+OG+Siakam (the whole C+PF rotation) are averaging 27% from 3 on 100 attempts. That clogs the paint for the guards and for themselves and it's a big part of why they have a 1-5 record so far.
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Re: Around the League 2020-21 

Post#202 » by Calinks » Tue Jan 5, 2021 6:06 pm

Much hyped Poku isn't looking so hot so far.
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Post#203 » by Neeva » Tue Jan 5, 2021 7:14 pm

Calinks wrote:Much hyped Poku isn't looking so hot so far.


The foreign rookies this year have been meh, as Hayes and Deni both look extremely underwhelming as well.
Also kira lewis and “the best shooter in the draft” Nesbith (both lotto picks) can’t get on the floor at all, surprising.
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Re: Around the League 2020-21 

Post#204 » by Klomp » Tue Jan 5, 2021 7:15 pm

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Post#206 » by Jedzz » Wed Jan 6, 2021 1:01 am

Julius Randle has been the Knicks’ top player in their 4-3 start, and he gives plenty of credit to new coach Tom Thibodeau, according to Steve Popper of Newsday. Randle said Thibodeau’s attention to detail has created a greater focus. “Thibs every day is on us,” he said. “He’s a great leader for us and given us a game plan we believe in every day and we’re coming into every game focused and locked into the game plan of what we need to do.”

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Re: Around the League 2020-21 

Post#207 » by Calinks » Wed Jan 6, 2021 6:12 pm

Blazers lost to the Bulls. Blazers are beatable but this again puts us in a bad spot because they will be looking for redemption and we are again, the best team in the NBA to redeem a team and fix all their problems lol. Their confidence/aggression will be sky-high. They are looking to get their medicine and then spark a 5 game win streak off of our backs. This is how every team sees us right now "Thank God, we got a Timberwolves tonic care package next, alright we are about to get back on track!"
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Re: Around the League 2020-21 

Post#208 » by moonpie » Thu Jan 7, 2021 2:45 am

Looks like the Jazz are going to lose to the Knicks. Rockets lost as well. Rooting for the Clippers over the Warriors, the Raptors over the Suns, and the Bulls over the Kings
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Re: Around the League 2020-21 

Post#209 » by Jedzz » Thu Jan 7, 2021 3:07 am

Way to early to already be tracking losses to stay afloat. How did it happen so quickly this year.
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Re: Around the League 2020-21 

Post#210 » by Calinks » Thu Jan 7, 2021 5:13 am

I know he hasn't been blowing the world away but man, the lack of respect/hype for Edwards compared to Ball and Wiseman is noticable. Any time Ball does anything, it's all over and big talking pooiint. Wiseman gets a lot of love and respect. You barely hear anything about Edwards. On one of the NBA TV game recaps when Edwards had a good game, they just mentioned it and showed his stats.

If Lamello has a 25 point game you will see a ton of highlights and probably a 2 minute feature about how awesome he is.
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Re: Around the League 2020-21 

Post#211 » by Calinks » Thu Jan 7, 2021 5:23 am

Julius Randle looking like classic Kevin Love
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Re: Around the League 2020-21 

Post#212 » by mercgold3 » Thu Jan 7, 2021 11:30 am

As predictable... The Suns are so good
Really like how they are built
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Re: Around the League 2020-21 

Post#213 » by minimus » Thu Jan 7, 2021 11:52 am

mercgold3 wrote:As predictable... The Suns are so good
Really like how they are built


Jae Crowder signing is underrated. Also I am long Mikal Bridges believer. But it is a long and very unpredictable season... So many injuries...
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Post#214 » by mercgold3 » Thu Jan 7, 2021 11:56 am

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mercgold3 wrote:As predictable... The Suns are so good
Really like how they are built


Jae Crowder signing is underrated. Also I am long Mikal Bridges believer. But it is a long and very unpredictable season... So many injuries...

True. I also really like Cam Johnson. Such a luxury having this guy coming off the bench. And Saric found his role, backup center.
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Re: Around the League 2020-21 

Post#215 » by _AIJ_ » Thu Jan 7, 2021 7:50 pm

Spellman got waived by the Knicks. Dude maybe has locker room issues.


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Re: Around the League 2020-21 

Post#216 » by minimus » Fri Jan 8, 2021 9:00 am

_AIJ_ wrote:Spellman got waived by the Knicks. Dude maybe has locker room issues.


It might be that he is out of shape. Sad story, because he has got talent.
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Re: Around the League 2020-21 

Post#217 » by Calinks » Fri Jan 8, 2021 4:47 pm

_AIJ_ wrote:Spellman got waived by the Knicks. Dude maybe has locker room issues.


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Yea, fans from his previous teams really like him. Weird he is having these issuess. Like he refused to play for the wolves (that's the buzz I wa hearing) and now he couldn't make the Knicks roster.
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Re: Around the League 2020-21 

Post#218 » by Jedzz » Fri Jan 8, 2021 6:39 pm

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minimus wrote:
mercgold3 wrote:As predictable... The Suns are so good
Really like how they are built


Jae Crowder signing is underrated. Also I am long Mikal Bridges believer. But it is a long and very unpredictable season... So many injuries...

True. I also really like Cam Johnson. Such a luxury having this guy coming off the bench. And Saric found his role, backup center.


Cam Johnson, picked at Wolves #11 spot we trade up out of. 42% attempting over 6+/g threes now. He was only 39% on 4 to 5 attempts last year. He's getting better, and probably should get more of those shots. Surprising because he's only gotten 50 attempts so far this year. But Malik Beasley has only gotten 47 attempts at threes so far with starts (less than 6/g). A guy that was attempting over 8/g at 42% for us last year.

Just shows you how completely wrong end up our offense is right now.
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Re: Around the League 2020-21 

Post#219 » by mercgold3 » Fri Jan 8, 2021 6:54 pm

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mercgold3 wrote:
minimus wrote:
Jae Crowder signing is underrated. Also I am long Mikal Bridges believer. But it is a long and very unpredictable season... So many injuries...

True. I also really like Cam Johnson. Such a luxury having this guy coming off the bench. And Saric found his role, backup center.


Cam Johnson, picked at Wolves #11 spot we trade up out of. 42% attempting over 6+/g threes now. He was only 39% on 4 to 5 attempts last year. He's getting better, and probably should get more of those shots. Surprising because he's only gotten 50 attempts so far this year. But Malik Beasley has only gotten 47 attempts at threes so far with starts (less than 6/g). A guy that was attempting over 8/g at 42% for us last year.

Just shows you how completely wrong end up our offense is right now.


To be fair, nobody expected Cam Johnson to go #11 in the 2019 draft. Was a surprise back then but the Suns got it right.
He can shoot, can defend, plays the two forward positions. Hes only coming off the bench because of Crowder but hes such a nice piece to have around your main players.

Of course now the big picture says that we gave Saric and #11 (Cam) for Culver. And that doesnt look good.
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Re: Around the League 2020-21 

Post#220 » by Killboard » Fri Jan 8, 2021 7:22 pm

mercgold3 wrote:
Jedzz wrote:
mercgold3 wrote:True. I also really like Cam Johnson. Such a luxury having this guy coming off the bench. And Saric found his role, backup center.


Cam Johnson, picked at Wolves #11 spot we trade up out of. 42% attempting over 6+/g threes now. He was only 39% on 4 to 5 attempts last year. He's getting better, and probably should get more of those shots. Surprising because he's only gotten 50 attempts so far this year. But Malik Beasley has only gotten 47 attempts at threes so far with starts (less than 6/g). A guy that was attempting over 8/g at 42% for us last year.

Just shows you how completely wrong end up our offense is right now.


To be fair, nobody expected Cam Johnson to go #11 in the 2019 draft. Was a surprise back then but the Suns got it right.
He can shoot, can defend, plays the two forward positions. Hes only coming off the bench because of Crowder but hes such a nice piece to have around your main players.

Of course now the big picture says that we gave Saric and #11 (Cam) for Culver. And that doesnt look good.


He also is going to be 25 years old in two months. I mean, he has been good, they got that right, but his ceiling isn't much more than he currently is. Is interesting what Phoenix is going to do moving forward, with Paul and Booker making 75M next season, Crowder an Saric 20M more, and Ayton and Bridges wanting extensions.

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