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Re: Greensboro Swarm - The D-League Thread 

Post#421 » by Liver_Pooty » Wed Jan 15, 2020 10:40 pm

Franks was just released
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Re: Greensboro Swarm - The D-League Thread 

Post#422 » by Diop » Thu Jan 16, 2020 1:29 am

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Post#423 » by UNCNYC » Thu Jan 16, 2020 2:04 pm

Diop wrote:And signed ray spalding


I like this better for our team. Ray could use a bit more height tho for the center spot. I liked his game a few years back.
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Post#424 » by Snidely FC » Thu Jan 16, 2020 6:36 pm

NBA size wise he is a PF but there is a dearth of true bigs in the G so most teams are using 6'8 6'9 guys at C. Spalding has looked pretty good this year in that setting, he is #21 in rebs and #11 in blocks, and ought to help the Swarm win a few games

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Re: Greensboro Swarm - The D-League Thread 

Post#425 » by Diop » Thu Jan 16, 2020 6:38 pm

Snidely FC wrote:NBA size wise he is a PF but there is a dearth of true bigs in the G so most teams are using 6'8 6'9 guys at C. Spalding has looked pretty good this year in that setting, he is #21 in rebs and #11 in blocks, and ought to help the Swarm win a few games


I was wondering, do you think it could be a move just to get the swarm to win some games?
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Re: Greensboro Swarm - The D-League Thread 

Post#426 » by Snidely FC » Thu Jan 16, 2020 9:50 pm

Diop wrote:I was wondering, do you think it could be a move just to get the swarm to win some games?

Yes I do

As an aside: the addition of two-way contracts has made it difficult for a struggling team like the Swarm to add impactful players from the GLeague player pool, because most G players with NBA skills are either assignees or two-way players. Used to be NBA team had 2 assignees now they have 2 assignees plus 2 two-way, taking four players per team out of the available free agent pool. There is a dearth of big Centers to begin with and the few there are, BOS two-way Taco Fall, for example, are owned by NBA teams, leaving not many impactful free agents. Kyle Alexander and Kenny Wooten signed two-ways with MIA and NYK this week taking them out of the market. So Ray Spalding is probably the best available at this point. I could see him ending up in CHA if Marvin Williams gets traded. I do not see him being a challenge to Zeller or Biz at C. I do think he should help the Swarm put up more of a fight and win some games.
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Post#427 » by Snidely FC » Fri Jan 17, 2020 11:06 am

fatlever wrote:send mkg, monk and miles to fix the swarm

I know you are half joking but I really would send Monk to Greensboro. He can dominate the offense, take a dozen three pointers a game until he gets confidence back in his game and his shot
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Re: Greensboro Swarm - The D-League Thread 

Post#428 » by Liver_Pooty » Fri Jan 17, 2020 2:51 pm

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fatlever wrote:send mkg, monk and miles to fix the swarm

I know you are half joking but I really would send Monk to Greensboro. He can dominate the offense, take a dozen three pointers a game until he gets confidence back in his game and his shot


Already tried that. He wasnt that great down there either.
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Post#429 » by Snidely FC » Sun Jan 19, 2020 12:04 am

I like Kobi Simmons alot, despite 13 Ls in a row (Spalding did not play yet)

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Post#430 » by Snidely FC » Tue Jan 21, 2020 2:00 pm

Good news as Swarm Win: Gboro breaks 13 game loss streak in Ray Spalding debut. Spalding chipped in w 15, Kobi Simmons 21 and Caleb Martin 20

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Post#431 » by Snidely FC » Tue Feb 4, 2020 1:37 pm

I know probably seems like this thread has turned into the Caleb Martin highlight reel but he continues to be he only one to post highlights nightly for the Swarm. They are 3-3 since adding Spalding, but odd part is that since adding Spalding the team is starting Cody-Zeller-mini-me Thomas Welsh who is suddenly playing well at Center. (Welsh is way too weak to play NBA btw). Anyway, Caleb averaging nearly 30 the last three games, I think its about time to give him Bacon's spot on the big boy roster




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Re: Greensboro Swarm - The D-League Thread 

Post#432 » by Diop » Tue Feb 4, 2020 2:41 pm

Caleb seems solid for 3 point land, get him in.
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Re: Greensboro Swarm - The D-League Thread 

Post#433 » by fatlever » Tue Feb 4, 2020 7:56 pm

yes, please. more twins, no more bacon, ever.

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Re: Greensboro Swarm - The D-League Thread 

Post#434 » by BlackOutBuzz » Tue Feb 4, 2020 8:06 pm

The Hornets cut ties with Franks and now the Swarm have followed suit. Got a first round pick though!

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Re: Greensboro Swarm - The D-League Thread 

Post#435 » by Snidely FC » Fri Feb 14, 2020 11:56 am

With Caleb Martin and Jalen McDaniels in CHA it was Kobi Simmons who stepped up (recall that 6'5 PG Simmons played 20 mpg in 32 NBA games (12 starts) for Grizzlies in '17-'18 producing 6.1 points, 1.6 rebounds, and 2.1 assists per game on 42.3% field goal shooting); Ray Spalding chipped in 25 (yes, they did lose, but WIS is the #1 team in G League)

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