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Post#21 » by flintsky21 » Thu Mar 25, 2021 10:06 pm

Starters:
Timelord
Tatum
Brown
Fournier
Walker

Bench:
Smart
Pritchard
Thompson
Nesmith/Langford

That's it. No minutes for Grant or Semi unless it's garbage time or there's an injury. Have the Jays take all the minutes at the 4. Nesmith and/or Langford share around 10-15 minutes per game just to get some burn/experience. I wouldn't even mind sitting TT for the rest of the season and have Wagner take that backup C spot.
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Post#22 » by KingofTheClay » Thu Mar 25, 2021 10:10 pm

flintsky21 wrote:Starters:
Timelord
Tatum
Brown
Fournier
Walker

Bench:
Smart
Pritchard
Thompson
Nesmith/Langford

That's it. No minutes for Grant or Semi unless it's garbage time or there's an injury. Have the Jays take all the minutes at the 4. Nesmith and/or Langford share around 10-15 minutes per game just to get some burn/experience. I wouldn't even mind sitting TT for the rest of the season and have Wagner take that backup C spot.

Semi is fine as a 10th man.

Nesmith isint ready, but I do hope Langford is. He looked serviceable at the end of last year, I think he will be.


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Post#23 » by JediMasterRevan » Thu Mar 25, 2021 10:12 pm

This is what makes the absolute most sense imo.

Smart/kemba
Fournier/romeo
Brown/nesmith
Tatum/wagner
Timelord/thompson

Need role players with 3 scorers in the starting lineup that is why i go smart and timelord
Kemba and thompson can be the backbone of the bench
Lots of minutes for the ypung guys.
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Post#24 » by djFan71 » Thu Mar 25, 2021 10:16 pm

playa-hater wrote:Really most important is the finishing 4th quarter lineup. Smart, Fournier, Brown, Tatum, RW..

And Stevens needs to be consistent with this but he won't one reason why I hate him

Get ready for Kemba, Smart, Fournier, Brown, Tatum. Esp when we need a bucket.
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Post#25 » by robbie84 » Thu Mar 25, 2021 10:18 pm

enzino wrote:
robbie84 wrote:Lol @ kemba coming off bench. Cmon guys

definitely an option, imho
he could play better. team could play better


Definitely not an option.
Our highest paid player who's value we're trying to build back up as trade bait is not becoming a 6th man. What team wants to trade for a 35 million dollar 6th man?
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Post#26 » by BFitzMoney » Thu Mar 25, 2021 10:19 pm

enzino wrote:
robbie84 wrote:Lol @ kemba coming off bench. Cmon guys

definitely an option, imho
he could play better. team could play better


Has anyone in the history of the universe or the marvel extended universe ever come off the bench with a max contract?
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Post#27 » by zoyathedestroya » Thu Mar 25, 2021 10:22 pm

Pritchard | Nesmith | Langford | Semi | Timelord
Waters | Edwards | Fournier | Grant | Wagner

But it's not gonna happen, so why even ask me? lol
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Post#28 » by zoyathedestroya » Thu Mar 25, 2021 10:23 pm

BFitzMoney wrote:
enzino wrote:
robbie84 wrote:Lol @ kemba coming off bench. Cmon guys

definitely an option, imho
he could play better. team could play better


Has anyone in the history of the universe or the marvel extended universe ever come off the bench with a max contract?

Hayward, but he was coming off injury.
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Post#29 » by djFan71 » Thu Mar 25, 2021 10:25 pm

zoyathedestroya wrote:Pritchard | Nesmith | Langford | Semi | Timelord
Waters | Edwards | Fournier | Grant | Wagner

But it's not gonna happen, so why even ask me? lol

I was crumbling at Semi, but you lost me completely with Waters.
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Post#30 » by BFitzMoney » Thu Mar 25, 2021 10:26 pm

zoyathedestroya wrote:
BFitzMoney wrote:
enzino wrote:definitely an option, imho
he could play better. team could play better


Has anyone in the history of the universe or the marvel extended universe ever come off the bench with a max contract?

Hayward, but he was coming off injury.


touche .. not only has it happened, but recently on the team I route for. :-?
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Post#31 » by zoyathedestroya » Thu Mar 25, 2021 10:27 pm

djFan71 wrote:
zoyathedestroya wrote:Pritchard | Nesmith | Langford | Semi | Timelord
Waters | Edwards | Fournier | Grant | Wagner

But it's not gonna happen, so why even ask me? lol

I was crumbling at Semi, but you lost me completely with Waters.

That team can make a serious run at 4th best odds in the lottery.
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Post#32 » by enzino » Thu Mar 25, 2021 10:28 pm

robbie84 wrote:
enzino wrote:
robbie84 wrote:Lol @ kemba coming off bench. Cmon guys

definitely an option, imho
he could play better. team could play better


Definitely not an option.
Our highest paid player who's value we're trying to build back up as trade bait is not becoming a 6th man. What team wants to trade for a 35 million dollar 6th man?

we had vin baker, time back, as max salary player. nobody felt that was needed to give him a starting role
this is not a technical reason to put him in the starting five.
i think that we already have 3 players with 20+ ppg in their hands (Fournier a bit less) and we better surround them with defensive oriented players such as Smart and Williams. Kemba may come fresh off the bench, get his minutes (even 30 mpg) and get his buckets against opponents second units
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Post#33 » by ParticleMan » Thu Mar 25, 2021 10:28 pm

Fournier needs to start but alongside Kemba that’s a porous backcourt, need smart alongside Fournier. I agree with trying to sell Kemba on the Havlicek role. Also agree rob should start. He’s earned it as much any big. I’m weirdly curious about mo, seems like he’s always a pest when he plays us.
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Post#34 » by djFan71 » Thu Mar 25, 2021 10:30 pm

zoyathedestroya wrote:
djFan71 wrote:
zoyathedestroya wrote:Pritchard | Nesmith | Langford | Semi | Timelord
Waters | Edwards | Fournier | Grant | Wagner

But it's not gonna happen, so why even ask me? lol

I was crumbling at Semi, but you lost me completely with Waters.

That team can make a serious run at 4th best odds in the lottery.

But, my eyes! My eyes can't take that.
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Post#35 » by enzino » Thu Mar 25, 2021 10:32 pm

zoyathedestroya wrote:
BFitzMoney wrote:
enzino wrote:definitely an option, imho
he could play better. team could play better


Has anyone in the history of the universe or the marvel extended universe ever come off the bench with a max contract?

Hayward, but he was coming off injury.

Kemba is coming off injury
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Post#36 » by zoyathedestroya » Thu Mar 25, 2021 10:32 pm

djFan71 wrote:
zoyathedestroya wrote:
djFan71 wrote:I was crumbling at Semi, but you lost me completely with Waters.

That team can make a serious run at 4th best odds in the lottery.

But, my eyes! My eyes can't take that.

My eyes are already bleeding some nights when I watch our team play. What's another 20 or so games to get us a shot at another star/trade chip for a star.
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Post#37 » by djFan71 » Thu Mar 25, 2021 10:33 pm

zoyathedestroya wrote:
djFan71 wrote:
zoyathedestroya wrote:That team can make a serious run at 4th best odds in the lottery.

But, my eyes! My eyes can't take that.

My eyes are already bleeding some nights when I watch our team play. What's another 20 or so games to get us a shot at another star/trade chip for a star.

I don't think your eyes truly know the real meaning of bleeding yet. :)
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Post#38 » by enzino » Thu Mar 25, 2021 10:34 pm

ParticleMan wrote:Fournier needs to start but alongside Kemba that’s a porous backcourt, need smart alongside Fournier. I agree with trying to sell Kemba on the Havlicek role. Also agree rob should start. He’s earned it as much any big. I’m weirdly curious about mo, seems like he’s always a pest when he plays us.

Nice one.
We had Hondo and McHale (in his prime) playing both the 6th man role in the past
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Post#39 » by BFitzMoney » Thu Mar 25, 2021 10:38 pm

enzino wrote:
zoyathedestroya wrote:
BFitzMoney wrote:
Has anyone in the history of the universe or the marvel extended universe ever come off the bench with a max contract?

Hayward, but he was coming off injury.

Kemba is coming off injury


Going in opposite directions. I think Kemba is about where he will end up health wise. But regardless if I'm correct or jumping the gun I don't believe he is our future. Seems like we should be showcasing him for some possibility of moving him in the near future.

Especially with Fournier in the mix - too many offensive players with little defensive grit. Hayward is a much better defender than Kemba. Especially come playoffs when its a torture chamber of getting switches to isolate Kemba on defense. My biggest hope in that regard is that we get Rob Williams a TON of minutes so he can get a better feel of appropriate help. He's got the athletic ability of a young KG - if only he could get a small percentage of Garnett's defensive awareness he could alleviate a lot of mismatch issues out there on defense.
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Post#40 » by BFitzMoney » Thu Mar 25, 2021 10:39 pm

enzino wrote:
ParticleMan wrote:Fournier needs to start but alongside Kemba that’s a porous backcourt, need smart alongside Fournier. I agree with trying to sell Kemba on the Havlicek role. Also agree rob should start. He’s earned it as much any big. I’m weirdly curious about mo, seems like he’s always a pest when he plays us.

Nice one.
We had Hondo and McHale (in his prime) playing both the 6th man role in the past


Not really McHale - once he hit his prime he wasn't coming off the bench.

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