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Re: Welcome Al Horford(?!?) 

Post#101 » by PhilasFinest » Thu Jul 11, 2019 1:45 am

Horford is extremely smart....he will improve our defense, improve our 2nd unit and allow us to load manage Embiid and he will space the floor in a Brook Lopez type of way for Simmons and co.
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Post#102 » by 76ciology » Thu Jul 11, 2019 6:45 am

Next step is to slowly find a replacement for this guy.

A 2 way PF who can space the floor and play back-up C for Embiid.
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Post#103 » by Aussiepiston1 » Thu Jul 11, 2019 1:11 pm

76ciology wrote:Next step is to slowly find a replacement for this guy.

A 2 way PF who can space the floor and play back-up C for Embiid.

Could be Bolden, Could have been Kabengele or maybe picking up jontay Porter or Justin Patton and developing one of them.
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Post#104 » by agiaco » Thu Jul 11, 2019 3:49 pm

phiphan wrote:
Read on Twitter
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lmbo at this awkward tweet


What makes it awkward?
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Post#105 » by phiphan » Thu Jul 11, 2019 4:06 pm

agiaco wrote:
phiphan wrote:
Read on Twitter
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lmbo at this awkward tweet


What makes it awkward?


The abrupt way he said "we fell short of that goal," without any softening at all after.
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Post#106 » by Arsenal » Thu Jul 11, 2019 5:02 pm

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76ciology wrote:Next step is to slowly find a replacement for this guy.

A 2 way PF who can space the floor and play back-up C for Embiid.

Could be Bolden, Could have been Kabengele or maybe picking up jontay Porter or Justin Patton and developing one of them.


Maxi Kleber on the Mavs is the perfect guy. He's who I wanted to target before I found out we were signing Horford.

Not sure what it would take to get him in the future though as they signed him long term this year.

For us, we need to try to develop Jonah Bolden into that guy.
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Post#107 » by stormi » Thu Jul 11, 2019 5:05 pm

76ciology wrote:Next step is to slowly find a replacement for this guy.

A 2 way PF who can space the floor and play back-up C for Embiid.


Next step should be to draft and develop a point guard
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Post#108 » by 76ciology » Thu Jul 11, 2019 5:51 pm

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Post#109 » by 76ciology » Thu Jul 11, 2019 5:53 pm

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76ciology wrote:Next step is to slowly find a replacement for this guy.

A 2 way PF who can space the floor and play back-up C for Embiid.


Next step should be to draft and develop a point guard


Nah. Just cheaply get a yearly Neto. What we need is a starting PF once Horford starts to decline.

Alternative is we revert back Tobias to PF then insert Thybulle or Zhaire with JR.
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Post#110 » by stormi » Thu Jul 11, 2019 7:14 pm

76ciology wrote:
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76ciology wrote:Next step is to slowly find a replacement for this guy.

A 2 way PF who can space the floor and play back-up C for Embiid.


Next step should be to draft and develop a point guard


Nah. Just cheaply get a yearly Neto. What we need is a starting PF once Horford starts to decline.


Not messing with this. Guard and ballhandler depth is a championship essential and it's the area in which we are lacking in the most.
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Post#111 » by LloydFree » Thu Jul 11, 2019 7:39 pm

76ciology wrote:
stormi wrote:
76ciology wrote:Next step is to slowly find a replacement for this guy.

A 2 way PF who can space the floor and play back-up C for Embiid.


Next step should be to draft and develop a point guard


Nah. Just cheaply get a yearly Neto. What we need is a starting PF once Horford starts to decline.

Alternative is we revert back Tobias to PF then insert Thybulle or Zhaire with JR.

Tobias Harris is the PF. Embiid and Horford aren't going to play together more than 15 per game, if their goal is to prevent the predictable avalanche, every time Embiid gets a cup of Gatorade.
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Post#112 » by the_process » Sat Jul 13, 2019 3:01 am

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Post#113 » by Phila Tough » Sat Jul 13, 2019 3:09 am

A fellow Dominicana. Welcome Al!
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Post#114 » by kriss73 » Sat Jul 13, 2019 11:23 am

I think they will try to play Horford-joel and Harris together.
I'm not sure that would be a failure: it could works.
For sure it will be an intriguing experiment.
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Post#115 » by youngcrev » Sat Jul 13, 2019 1:27 pm

kriss73 wrote:I think they will try to play Horford-joel and Harris together.
I'm not sure that would be a failure: it could works.
For sure it will be an intriguing experiment.


Well... yeah. They'll all be in the starting lineup. I'd guess that Tobias will always be out there when Horford and Embiid are paired since it will likely just be the start of each half and the final minutes of the game.
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Post#116 » by the_process » Sat Jul 13, 2019 1:49 pm

Both Spotrac and Early Bird Rights now have Horford’s contract breakdown as 28M/27.5M/27M/26.5M-14.5 guaranteed

So uninspired. Means they definitely renounced all cap holds and TPE’s. Feels like yet another small loss at the margins.
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Re: Welcome Al Horford(?!?) 

Post#117 » by ProcessDoctor » Sat Jul 13, 2019 3:40 pm

My guess is both Scott and Harris will get more minutes at the 4 than Horford. He should be soaking up all the backup C minutes on nights Embiid is playing.

KOQ will play on nights when Embiid (or Horford) are out.
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Post#118 » by Aussiepiston1 » Sun Jul 14, 2019 11:53 pm

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Re: Welcome Al Horford(?!?) 

Post#119 » by LloydFree » Mon Jul 15, 2019 12:15 am

kriss73 wrote:I think they will try to play Horford-joel and Harris together.
I'm not sure that would be a failure: it could works.
For sure it will be an intriguing experiment.

I don't see what's so difficult to fathom about the offense with both Embiid and Horford in the lineup. The 76ers had Dario Saric in the lineup at PF with Embiid. Saric doesn't do anything that Horford is incapable of doing and isn't anymore mobile.
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Post#120 » by Zumramania » Tue Jul 16, 2019 12:01 pm

Šarić is bad defensively and moves like an overweight seal, but in the season before being traded he shot like 40% + from 3 after ASB. Can Horford do that?

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