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Ball Don't Lie: The LaMelo Ball Thread

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Post#1482 » by KembaWalker » Mon Mar 22, 2021 1:06 am

at least i dont have to waste any more of my evenings watching this team this year
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Post#1483 » by Rich4114 » Mon Mar 22, 2021 1:08 am

So have to do the math here. Season ends May 16th. How many weeks does a wrist fracture take to heal enough to play again? Considering he was playing with it last night, it doesn’t sound like a bad fracture (not a doctor). 4-6 weeks? 8 weeks? Does that mean he could return if we did make it to the playoffs or play in tournament?

This really blows no matter how you slice it though.
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Post#1484 » by DY_nasty » Mon Mar 22, 2021 1:10 am

fade for cade
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Post#1485 » by Rich4114 » Mon Mar 22, 2021 1:14 am

DY_nasty wrote:fade for cade


It’s too late for any of that. We will still be a borderline playoff team even without LaMelo. If we miss it, it’ll be late lottery.
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Post#1486 » by BigSlam » Mon Mar 22, 2021 1:16 am

Silver lining: He comes back as the basketball version of Henry Rowengartner with a jump shot more pure than Curry/Thompson/Allen combined and just can’t miss.
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Post#1487 » by DY_nasty » Mon Mar 22, 2021 1:18 am

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DY_nasty wrote:fade for cade


It’s too late for any of that. We will still be a borderline playoff team even without LaMelo. If we miss it, it’ll be late lottery.

don't think there's any chance of playoffs or the play in with the upcoming schedule and other teams sorting themselves out

we got other guys hurt too... just want to embrace whatever tank we can get tbh

edit: yeah. this last stretch was gonna be rough even with lamelo.

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Re: Ball Don't Lie: The LaMelo Ball Thread 

Post#1488 » by amcoolio » Mon Mar 22, 2021 1:18 am

Rich4114 wrote:
DY_nasty wrote:fade for cade


It’s too late for any of that. We will still be a borderline playoff team even without LaMelo. If we miss it, it’ll be late lottery.


Oh we can be bad very quickly by letting Hayward sit with various ailments or trading him

LaMelo was the glue that held our offense together. We ain’t winning more than 10 more games without him.
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Post#1489 » by yosemiteben » Mon Mar 22, 2021 1:21 am

JDR720 wrote:This may be an unpopular opinion, but if he is out for the season I fully support tanking our butts off.

Would've been way worse if we were active at the deadline to position for the playoffs and then this happened. I'm down to sell high.
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Post#1490 » by geraldwallace » Mon Mar 22, 2021 1:22 am

Rich4114 wrote:So have to do the math here. Season ends May 16th. How many weeks does a wrist fracture take to heal enough to play again? Considering he was playing with it last night, it doesn’t sound like a bad fracture (not a doctor). 4-6 weeks? 8 weeks? Does that mean he could return if we did make it to the playoffs or play in tournament?

This really blows no matter how you slice it though.


I would play it safe and sit him
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Post#1491 » by JDR720 » Mon Mar 22, 2021 1:23 am

We obviously aren't going to out tank Houston or Minnesota, but we only have the 14th best record in the league. So technically we're an average team with Ball, so I don't think it's unreasonable to think we'll be solidly below average without him. Probably slide into the 7th pick or somewhere around there.
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Post#1492 » by Braggins » Mon Mar 22, 2021 1:25 am

Wow, yeah, I'm definitely down to tank like hell. LaMelo was the reason this team was performing as well as it was and the team still had multiple personnel issues that needed to be solved if they were going to be serious about the playoffs even with LaMelo healthy.
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Post#1493 » by Rich4114 » Mon Mar 22, 2021 1:27 am

I mean if this ends up resulting in a top 5-7 lottery pick this next draft, it improves our chances long term. The playoffs would’ve also improved our chances long term though.
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Post#1494 » by DY_nasty » Mon Mar 22, 2021 1:29 am

JDR720 wrote:We obviously aren't going to out tank Houston or Minnesota, but we only have the 14th best record in the league. So technically we're an average team with Ball, so I don't think it's unreasonable to think we'll be solidly below average without him. Probably slide into the 7th pick or somewhere around there.

the pacers were gonna walk us down anyways now that they're healthy

its a question of if we're gonna manage to hold the play in spots or not and even then.... our schedule is tuff and losing arguably our best guy while others are hurt and things were a mess at the same time. idk

don't see a point in losing for free either way. gonna go find my tank keys and watch cade/mobley mixtapes
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Post#1496 » by Braggins » Mon Mar 22, 2021 1:48 am

Id still be shocked if they actually decided to tank.
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Post#1497 » by luciano-davidwesley » Mon Mar 22, 2021 2:03 am

JDR720 wrote:This may be an unpopular opinion, but if he is out for the season I fully support tanking our butts off.

Um that should have been happening since game 1 this season. Then we'd have Batum's salary gone next year and/or a draft asset. We'd not be paying a 34 year old $30 million in 3 years. $27 million in stretched dead cap over the next 3 years would not be occurring.

And we'd have a ticket in the Cade/Mobley sweepstakes for LaMelo's running mate. Now we look forward to picking 12th-14th yay.
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Post#1498 » by KEMBAtheMETEOR » Mon Mar 22, 2021 2:09 am

it's far too late to properly hardcore tank. That was sealed the day we sacrificed $40M of our 2021 and 2022 cap space to sign Hayward and stretch Batum lol. Hayward's been good and I'm thankful he hasn't mailed it in like Batum or looked washed up like Batum, but that was objectively a treadmill move and I cannot be convinced otherwise.

Not that I've ever *really* strayed from this idea, but if we get good rebuilding packages for Hayward (and Rozier) we should take it.
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Post#1500 » by Braggins » Mon Mar 22, 2021 2:21 am

I just hope this doesn't lead to a desperation trade where they give up assets for like Evan Fournier or something.

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