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2021 Free Agency News & Discussion Part 2

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Re: 2021 Free Agency News & Discussion Part 2 

Post#1701 » by agkagk » Fri Aug 20, 2021 3:25 pm

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StopitLeo wrote:I love the Wiretap news (from Jon Krawczynski at The Athletic) about the Wolves wanting Ben Simmons but basically they don't have anything good to trade.
I think they have nice pieces to trade. And they could surely use his defense.

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Ya I don’t get the narrative.

Beasley and Edwards for Simmons with Edward’s parlayed to a rebuilding team for a veteran starter.
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Post#1703 » by niQ » Fri Aug 20, 2021 4:02 pm

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Re: 2021 Free Agency News & Discussion Part 2 

Post#1704 » by Brinbe » Fri Aug 20, 2021 4:03 pm

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lol that might be alright against a bunch of randos during a summer run but let's see him try that against nba-level defenders? :lol:

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Post#1705 » by StopitLeo » Fri Aug 20, 2021 5:07 pm

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We know he can shoot so if he can create space that's a nice improvement.
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Re: 2021 Free Agency News & Discussion Part 2 

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Post#1707 » by StopitLeo » Fri Aug 20, 2021 6:04 pm

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Re: 2021 Free Agency News & Discussion Part 2 

Post#1708 » by PT416 » Fri Aug 20, 2021 6:22 pm

Gasol unsure about Lakers. We need to bring him back. He can mentor our bigs and still start for us one last year providing elite defense and making us a top 3 defensive team.
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Post#1709 » by mtcan » Fri Aug 20, 2021 11:45 pm

PT416 wrote:Gasol unsure about Lakers. We need to bring him back. He can mentor our bigs and still start for us one last year providing elite defense and making us a top 3 defensive team.

I would take BeerPapi back in a heartbeat. I'd do it just so that guys like Embiid and Vuc can relive nightmares of playoffs past every time we play them...and Marc checks in.
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Re: 2021 Free Agency News & Discussion Part 2 

Post#1710 » by PT416 » Fri Aug 20, 2021 11:50 pm

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PT416 wrote:Gasol unsure about Lakers. We need to bring him back. He can mentor our bigs and still start for us one last year providing elite defense and making us a top 3 defensive team.

I would take BeerPapi back in a heartbeat. I'd do it just so that guys like Embiid and Vuc can relive nightmares of playoffs past every time we play them...and Marc checks in.

Fred / Scottie / OG / Siakam / Gasol

Idk who's scoring but that's championship level defense right there. Also frees up Fred from having to go against guys like Simmons and Brown because then they can't put anyone on Scottie. Might see Fred shoot 43-45% from the field this year.
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Re: 2021 Free Agency News & Discussion Part 2 

Post#1711 » by Ganjamayne » Fri Aug 20, 2021 11:58 pm

He makes $2.7m for 1 year. Would be a no brainer to bring him back imo
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Re: 2021 Free Agency News & Discussion Part 2 

Post#1712 » by tdotrep2 » Sat Aug 21, 2021 12:09 am

we wont bring him back imo, would undercut birch and achiuwa even tho gasol would be huge for us. dudes still really effective, underrated imo
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Post#1713 » by PT416 » Sat Aug 21, 2021 1:34 am

tdotrep2 wrote:we wont bring him back imo, would undercut birch and achiuwa even tho gasol would be huge for us. dudes still really effective, underrated imo

Would put Birch on the bench where he belongs and give Achiuwa priceless mentoring and experience in practice. Equivalent to what Lowry did for Flynn and Fred.
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Re: 2021 Free Agency News & Discussion Part 2 

Post#1714 » by DreamTeam09 » Sat Aug 21, 2021 4:01 am

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Re: 2021 Free Agency News & Discussion Part 2 

Post#1715 » by WuTang_OG » Sun Aug 22, 2021 4:28 am

PT416 wrote:
mtcan wrote:
PT416 wrote:Gasol unsure about Lakers. We need to bring him back. He can mentor our bigs and still start for us one last year providing elite defense and making us a top 3 defensive team.

I would take BeerPapi back in a heartbeat. I'd do it just so that guys like Embiid and Vuc can relive nightmares of playoffs past every time we play them...and Marc checks in.

Fred / Scottie / OG / Siakam / Gasol

Idk who's scoring but that's championship level defense right there. Also frees up Fred from having to go against guys like Simmons and Brown because then they can't put anyone on Scottie. Might see Fred shoot 43-45% from the field this year.


Gasol is finished. We are rebuilding. Time for Birch and especially Precious to get serious time. No need for him at this stage.
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Re: 2021 Free Agency News & Discussion Part 2 

Post#1716 » by FluLikeSymptoms » Sun Aug 22, 2021 4:40 pm

agkagk wrote:
Rodrickle wrote:
StopitLeo wrote:I love the Wiretap news (from Jon Krawczynski at The Athletic) about the Wolves wanting Ben Simmons but basically they don't have anything good to trade.
I think they have nice pieces to trade. And they could surely use his defense.

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Ya I don’t get the narrative.

Beasley and Edwards for Simmons with Edward’s parlayed to a rebuilding team for a veteran starter.

Well they do have enough, everyone does. But yeah Minnesota doesn’t have a ready-made playoff piece and I would never give up Ant for Ben(and I don’t particularly care for Ant).
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Post#1717 » by pilkoids » Mon Aug 30, 2021 2:40 pm

Grizz not retaining Hernangomez? Wouldn't mind giving him a look
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Re: 2021 Free Agency News & Discussion Part 2 

Post#1718 » by Supermann98 » Mon Aug 30, 2021 4:30 pm

Shams saying we're still in on Simmons, God I hope not
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Re: 2021 Free Agency News & Discussion Part 2 

Post#1719 » by Pointgod » Mon Aug 30, 2021 5:01 pm

agkagk wrote:
Rodrickle wrote:
StopitLeo wrote:I love the Wiretap news (from Jon Krawczynski at The Athletic) about the Wolves wanting Ben Simmons but basically they don't have anything good to trade.
I think they have nice pieces to trade. And they could surely use his defense.

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Ya I don’t get the narrative.

Beasley and Edwards for Simmons with Edward’s parlayed to a rebuilding team for a veteran starter.


Well the Wolves don’t won’t to give up Towns, Edwards or Russell so what do they actually have after that? Not much. The easiest trade for both teams would be Russell and pieces for Simmons. 76ers get their allstar and additional assets. Wolves get their guy that can transform their defence. The only reason this won’t happen is because Russell is Towns’ boy.
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Re: 2021 Free Agency News & Discussion Part 2 

Post#1720 » by Ell Curry » Mon Aug 30, 2021 7:31 pm

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agkagk wrote:
Rodrickle wrote: I think they have nice pieces to trade. And they could surely use his defense.

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Ya I don’t get the narrative.

Beasley and Edwards for Simmons with Edward’s parlayed to a rebuilding team for a veteran starter.


Well the Wolves don’t won’t to give up Towns, Edwards or Russell so what do they actually have after that? Not much. The easiest trade for both teams would be Russell and pieces for Simmons. 76ers get their allstar and additional assets. Wolves get their guy that can transform their defence. The only reason this won’t happen is because Russell is Towns’ boy.


I thought Russell would be an all-star coming out of college because he had so much skill already at Ohio State (looked to be a really great flashy passer and 40% 3pt guy, it just hasn't translated) but his lack of defense and his ball stopping style just seem to have him written off by a lot of people. I wouldn't be 100% sure he wouldn't get benched in a tough playoff series for Curry's shooting or a developing Tyrese Maxey.

In theory, something like Russell and a 1st from Minny to Philly, Simmons to Minnesota and then a Minnesota firsts and Okogie to say OKC for Lu Dort (or any similar Minny pick and player to a rebuilding team for a wing who can start at the 3 for Philly) makes sense. But in practice, I'm not sure Philly would trust Russell for their title hopes over a guy like McCollum even though he's younger.
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