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post #12901 of 27825
hey guys, we're setting up a second bball league here:

put your name down if youre interested
post #12902 of 27825
Thread Starter 
Even Woodson is telling Melo to shut up about free agency. lol8[1].gif
Knicks coach Mike Woodson wants Carmelo Anthony to focus on the team this season, not on his pending free agency.

"If he's going to test it, he's got to test it. That's on him," Woodson said Thursday. "But at this point, he's got to worry about this season and this season only, because that's what's staring him in the face."
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Thread Starter 
Nerlens Noel will show every team that passed on him what they are missing by.... sitting on the bench for a year! Take that!
Nerlens Noel to miss season

The Philadelphia 76ers are now expecting to hold first-round draft pick Nerlens Noel out for the entire upcoming season as he recovers from knee surgery, coach Brett Brown said Monday.

"I doubt, everybody doubts that he's going to play this year," Brown said before the Sixers played the Cleveland Cavaliers on Monday. "We don't want to waste this year. I think from a skill perspective, it's an opportunity for us to break down his shot, really work on his free throws and start a little bit from ground zero."
post #12904 of 27825
Man, and I really was looking forward to witnessing Bismack Biyombo 2.0, too
post #12905 of 27825
"start from ground zero"

so much raw talent. guy might even have a shot to average 60%+ fts
post #12906 of 27825

damn philly must really want wiggins

post #12907 of 27825
ha and reports from KU training camp are that Wiggy isn't all that impressive, even
post #12908 of 27825
Originally Posted by Wade View Post

damn philly must really want wiggins

I was thinking the exact same thing when I heard about Noel.
post #12909 of 27825
btw i had my fantasy draft over the weekend and managed to end up with Westbrook, Kobe, and Rondo. didn't really want to take on a lot of injury risk but they kept falling, and i couldn't resist.

if they get back on the court i can team those three up with Marc Gasol and Paul George, which i think would be an otherworldly starting lineup - - but i wonder if i'm taking on way too much risk. tbh i have a feeling that Boston will try to hold out Rondo as much as possible, so i will prolly drop him if i get a shot at a breakout waiver wire player
post #12910 of 27825
whats youre league set-up? in other words how large is your bench? i like westbrook and kobe, not a fan of rondo - he may not return until next year. if youre going to draft injured players then target their backups in later rounds to leverage your risk
post #12911 of 27825
it's pretty shallow - i start PG SG SF PF C and two utility players. and four bench spots. H2H with weekly roster changes
post #12912 of 27825
yeah, youre going to have a rough time of it for the first couple of weeks depending on how long kobewest come back. if its 1 month into the season i think youre looking good
post #12913 of 27825
i agree completely. Westbrook is said to be missing 6 weeks at the outside, and i'm hopeful Kobe takes a similar timeline or less. i would be thrilled to go something like 3-3 during those weeks, and then field a beastly lineup going forward. this is my first time trying this strategy so we'll see how it goes. i'm normally injury risk averse and i started out that way (i even passed on taking Wade twice!) but then i kind of lost my mind
post #12914 of 27825
i would have done the same probably. this years draft is really deep and a lot of the 2nd and 4th rounders swapped position this year. Guys like p. george, k.leonard, rubio, batum are all solid 2nd round picks while guys like perennial 1/2nd rounders are now available 3rd round and lower - J. SMith, Millsap, P. Gasol - even when I think they will have top top3 round value at the lowest. Makes for a fun auction draft
post #12915 of 27825

about melo imo it's all blown out of the proportion by media

he's just jealous of spotlight Dwight/Lebron had and he wants a primadonna moment of his own

maybe for the sake of the season he shouldn't talk about it now, but all he did was being honest

so don't overreact

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