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Re: Back on the treadmill 

Post#41 » by VinBaker6 » Sun Nov 22, 2020 6:04 am

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VinBaker6 wrote:This is more due to the fact that we're still so heavily reliant on Kyle at his age. If Kyle loses a step this is a pretty bad team. I don't think this can be refuted.


Wait, you're saying we're reliant on the health of our best player? I am shocked.
Remind me how old he is again? Do we have a blue chipper to replace him? No?

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Re: Back on the treadmill 

Post#42 » by Randle McMurphy » Sun Nov 22, 2020 6:04 am

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Randle McMurphy wrote:Signing Ibaka wouldn’t have changed the fact that they aren’t contenders right now, so this isn’t new information.

Time to trade for Harden.
I'm with you.

Pascal and all the picks. Get it done.

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Re: Back on the treadmill 

Post#43 » by Steven1562 » Sun Nov 22, 2020 6:06 am

Hey it sucks that we won't be able to reach 2019's heights without a star but at least we got a ring. Not many franchises can say that. Let's remain competitive and strike again some time in the future.
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Re: Back on the treadmill 

Post#44 » by mdenny » Sun Nov 22, 2020 6:07 am

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VinBaker6 wrote:This thread isn't about Ibaka. He wasn't gonna change our prospects. But we are worse without him.



Signing ibaka and losing our max slot for little to no return is the treadmill move. Keeping our max slot is the contender move.
No one was advocating for signing Serge to long term money man.



It's next season and next season only that matters right now. Serge didnt want to sign a one year deal. Can't blame him. I wish him well. Thought he would get more money though. He's taking a ring discount.
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Re: Back on the treadmill 

Post#45 » by Tor_Raps » Sun Nov 22, 2020 6:10 am

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Tor_Raps wrote:I liked ibaka more than Gasol this past season but people need to chill on the Gasol hate. He is still good in a reduced role. I would love him back with a good young guy behind him.

Most people were hating on the guy back when he was a massive part of a championship team so it’s hardly a surprise. Some just can’t see past the counting stats.

If Gasol actually did return, at least the defense would still be elite.


Hes just being held to his standards in Memphis. How he became such an offensive liability when he was never a guy who relied on his speed/athleticism is confusing.

We need to platoon Gasol with another Center from the FA market to stay relevant. Lets see what Masai does.
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Re: Back on the treadmill 

Post#46 » by realball » Sun Nov 22, 2020 6:11 am

VinBaker6 wrote:
realball wrote:
VinBaker6 wrote:This is more due to the fact that we're still so heavily reliant on Kyle at his age. If Kyle loses a step this is a pretty bad team. I don't think this can be refuted.


Wait, you're saying we're reliant on the health of our best player? I am shocked.
Remind me how old he is again? Do we have a blue chipper to replace him? No?

Interesting.


Yes we just signed him to an $85 million contract. The guard spots are literally our deepest positions. We survived when Lowry missed games this year.

If you were expecting us to pick up a younger franchise player this season, then I would suggest you temper your expectations. We're trying to do that next off-season.
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Re: Back on the treadmill 

Post#47 » by Randle McMurphy » Sun Nov 22, 2020 6:13 am

Tor_Raps wrote:
Randle McMurphy wrote:
Tor_Raps wrote:I liked ibaka more than Gasol this past season but people need to chill on the Gasol hate. He is still good in a reduced role. I would love him back with a good young guy behind him.

Most people were hating on the guy back when he was a massive part of a championship team so it’s hardly a surprise. Some just can’t see past the counting stats.

If Gasol actually did return, at least the defense would still be elite.


Hes just being held to his standards in Memphis. How he became such an offensive liability when he was never a guy who relied on his speed/athleticism is confusing.

We need to platoon Gasol with another Center from the FA market to stay relevant. Lets see what Masai does.

Being 35 years old might explain it...
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Post#48 » by WeThe2019Champs » Sun Nov 22, 2020 6:14 am

If no major signings next season, sadely we might be fighting in 6,7,8 seed. If we get the injury bug again then we in trouble.
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Post#49 » by ontnut » Sun Nov 22, 2020 6:20 am

We'll be fine. Wait until end of free agency at least before starting to Panac. Better yet, wait until end of free agency 2021. This is a development year for us. Always was going to be.
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Post#50 » by ontnut » Sun Nov 22, 2020 6:22 am

VinBaker6 wrote:
realball wrote:
VinBaker6 wrote:This is more due to the fact that we're still so heavily reliant on Kyle at his age. If Kyle loses a step this is a pretty bad team. I don't think this can be refuted.


Wait, you're saying we're reliant on the health of our best player? I am shocked.
Remind me how old he is again? Do we have a blue chipper to replace him? No?

Interesting.

What team has a blue chipper waiting in the wings to immediately replace their best player?
I'll wait.
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Re: Back on the treadmill 

Post#51 » by bluerap23 » Sun Nov 22, 2020 6:25 am

VinBaker6 wrote:This is more due to the fact that we're still so heavily reliant on Kyle at his age. If Kyle loses a step this is a pretty bad team. I don't think this can be refuted.


12-2 without Kyle last season. Refuted.
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Post#52 » by Westside Gunn » Sun Nov 22, 2020 6:28 am

this will be a playoff team but nothing more. unless we land harden somehow there's really no chance for something better.
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Post#53 » by anotherhomer » Sun Nov 22, 2020 6:29 am

this honestly looks bad
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Re: Back on the treadmill 

Post#54 » by VinBaker6 » Sun Nov 22, 2020 6:37 am

bluerap23 wrote:
VinBaker6 wrote:This is more due to the fact that we're still so heavily reliant on Kyle at his age. If Kyle loses a step this is a pretty bad team. I don't think this can be refuted.


12-2 without Kyle last season. Refuted.
14 game regular season sample lol
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Post#55 » by HiMyNameIsTrey » Sun Nov 22, 2020 6:38 am

Man Siakam falling off a cliff really did a number on some of you. Understandably so but I expect him to find himself once again. Lowry hasn’t lost a step yet so I’ll accept it when the time comes. Siakam, Fred, OG, max slot... we will manage fine.
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Re: Back on the treadmill 

Post#56 » by 720 » Sun Nov 22, 2020 7:33 am

OG is going to average 18ppg this season.
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Post#57 » by ChromeKid » Sun Nov 22, 2020 7:42 am

720 wrote:OG is going to average 18ppg this season.


Even if that magically happened for some reason this is still a second round exit to boston/miami/bucks
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Post#58 » by 720 » Sun Nov 22, 2020 7:47 am

ChromeKid wrote:
720 wrote:OG is going to average 18ppg this season.


Even if that magically happened for some reason this is still a second round exit to boston/miami/bucks

We can beat all those teams without magical 18ppg OG.
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Post#59 » by VinBaker6 » Sun Nov 22, 2020 7:50 am

720 wrote:
ChromeKid wrote:
720 wrote:OG is going to average 18ppg this season.


Even if that magically happened for some reason this is still a second round exit to boston/miami/bucks

We can beat all those teams without magical 18ppg OG.
Beating Boston? How?
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Post#60 » by 720 » Sun Nov 22, 2020 7:52 am

VinBaker6 wrote:
720 wrote:
ChromeKid wrote:
Even if that magically happened for some reason this is still a second round exit to boston/miami/bucks

We can beat all those teams without magical 18ppg OG.
Beating Boston? How?

If Siakam isn’t total ass that would be it really.
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