Frank Ntilikina heading to Mavs

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Frank Ntilikina heading to Mavs 

Post#1 » by Pinkyring » Wed Sep 15, 2021 3:46 am

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Post#2 » by Bornstellar » Wed Sep 15, 2021 3:47 am

How much help does Luka need??
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Post#3 » by MrGoat » Wed Sep 15, 2021 3:49 am

Meh at this point. Doesn't move the needle

Also probably a bad influence on Hookah Doncic to bring in Frankie Smokes
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Post#4 » by Courtside » Wed Sep 15, 2021 3:50 am

So... he goes to the Raptors on Dec 15?
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Post#5 » by dirkforpres » Wed Sep 15, 2021 3:53 am

I guess it’s a low risk move so I can’t be mad at it…

I can’t imagine he gets more than garbage time minutes
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Post#6 » by clyde21 » Wed Sep 15, 2021 3:58 am

i feel like the Mavs are gonna eventually be the hub for international players
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Post#7 » by Texas Chuck » Wed Sep 15, 2021 3:58 am

Do we know this is more than a camp deal? But at the minimum why not let him and Terry and Gilmore fight it out for the final 2 roster spots. If he shows more give him the roster spot. If not, no harm no foul.
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Texas Chuck wrote:Do we know this is more than a camp deal? But at the minimum why not let him and Terry and Gilmore fight it out for the final 2 roster spots. If he shows more give him the roster spot. If not, no harm no foul.


Terry is truly awful and hasn’t shown a thing since college that shows he belongs in the NBA either mentally or physically. I can’t believe he survived summer league
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Post#9 » by Texas Chuck » Wed Sep 15, 2021 4:01 am

clyde21 wrote:i feel like the Mavs are gonna eventually be the hub for international players


They've always had a strong contingent of European players. But I wonder if the change from Donnie/Ronzone to Harrison/larger role for Finley plus Kidd in for Rick actually makes them a bit less likely to bring in more European players. Donnie and Ronzone were as connected as anyone in the league to European talent. And Rick valued shooting/skill over athleticism and Kidd may be different. Is Luka's presence enough to overcome decades of contacts and relationships(remember Donnie had known and been tracking Luka for 6 years before they traded up for him).
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Re: Frank Ntilikina heading to Mavs 

Post#10 » by Texas Chuck » Wed Sep 15, 2021 4:03 am

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Texas Chuck wrote:Do we know this is more than a camp deal? But at the minimum why not let him and Terry and Gilmore fight it out for the final 2 roster spots. If he shows more give him the roster spot. If not, no harm no foul.


Terry is truly awful and hasn’t shown a thing since college that shows he belongs in the NBA either mentally or physically. I can’t believe he survived summer league



Well he didn't get a chance last year to show anything with the personal stuff he was dealing with. No reason not to give him a training camp and see if he earns a roster spot. He was one of the best shooting prospects in his draft class so I'm not rushing to just give up on him too quickly. 15th man isn't going to play regardless.
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Post#11 » by DaGawd » Wed Sep 15, 2021 4:10 am

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Post#12 » by dirkforpres » Wed Sep 15, 2021 4:11 am

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dirkforpres wrote:
Texas Chuck wrote:Do we know this is more than a camp deal? But at the minimum why not let him and Terry and Gilmore fight it out for the final 2 roster spots. If he shows more give him the roster spot. If not, no harm no foul.


Terry is truly awful and hasn’t shown a thing since college that shows he belongs in the NBA either mentally or physically. I can’t believe he survived summer league


If Dallas needs a 15th man around to not play and be a practice body, I wish they would’ve at least kept Hinton around instead of TT

Well he didn't get a chance last year to show anything with the personal stuff he was dealing with. No reason not to give him a training camp and see if he earns a roster spot. He was one of the best shooting prospects in his draft class so I'm not rushing to just give up on him too quickly. 15th man isn't going to play regardless.
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Post#13 » by shangrila » Wed Sep 15, 2021 4:26 am

They seem like they could use some defence in the backcourt so it's a good pickup from that angle.

And if its for the min...who cares? It's such a low risk move at that point.
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Re: Frank Ntilikina heading to Mavs 

Post#14 » by Texas Chuck » Wed Sep 15, 2021 4:37 am

DaGawd wrote:The Dallas Knickerbockers


Damn straight. We know where to mine talent. If he makes the team that's 1/3 of the roster former Knicks. You should start one of those threads like the Lakers fans have when a team has just 2 of their former players. :wink:

Just like the Knicks historically looked to Dallas first with Ro and Harp and then Chandler and Kidd. Harp and Chandler really worked out. So far for Dallas just Junior but we have some hopes for Bullock. :D
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Post#15 » by Ballerhogger » Wed Sep 15, 2021 4:39 am

DaGawd wrote:The Dallas Knickerbockers

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I mean what's the chances he makes the roster?
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Post#16 » by God Squad » Wed Sep 15, 2021 4:55 am

Get Donic some real help FFS.
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Re: Frank Ntilikina heading to Mavs 

Post#17 » by DroseReturnChi » Wed Sep 15, 2021 7:57 am

clyde21 wrote:i feel like the Mavs are gonna eventually be the hub for international players


you mean euros. im not sure what frank brings to the table. he is one of many french busts along with killian.
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Post#18 » by DroseReturnChi » Wed Sep 15, 2021 8:00 am

dirkforpres wrote:
Texas Chuck wrote:Do we know this is more than a camp deal? But at the minimum why not let him and Terry and Gilmore fight it out for the final 2 roster spots. If he shows more give him the roster spot. If not, no harm no foul.


Terry is truly awful and hasn’t shown a thing since college that shows he belongs in the NBA either mentally or physically. I can’t believe he survived summer league


survived? i thought he crushed judging by the statline. but either way, he seems frail not many quit esp in roookie season. you need a vet like frank in case he disappears for insurance but the problem is frank is not nba caliber.
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Post#19 » by UcanUwill » Wed Sep 15, 2021 8:05 am

Wow, he remains in the league! Still remember one Doncic hater on the draft board, tell us Frank is the better player/prospect than Luka. Sometimes, when one guy is Euro nobody, and the others best player in Europe at age 18, you better not overthink things.
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Post#20 » by JB2 » Wed Sep 15, 2021 8:19 am

I like this signing and while Dallas has some really attractive role players,: THJr, DFS, Kleber, Brunson, Bullock, Ntilikina, etc, Luka is getting the short end of the stick. If he had Trae, Book, or Mitchell's roster, he'd be in the finals and maybe with a ring by now. And not a shot at those guys at all.

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