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post #24091 of 27206
Next time young man, shoot the 4 footer. Then get a haircut. What get's learned in AAU on display again...


post #24092 of 27206
^haha

Did anyone catch the end of the Blazers-Bucks game monday? (I know, probably not of whole lot of fans here). Crazy ending. Bucks were down 4 with 30 secs and ended up winning by 2. All the stupid sportscenter highlight showed the Henson block at the end but it was way crazier than that.

In other weird Bucks news the first alternate court goes on display tonight with some sweet alternate jerseys. Im so glad the old uniforms are gone.



post #24093 of 27206
I'm not a fan of all the new intricate court designs. Makes it kind of hard to catch all the game/kind of distracting. The court shouldn't be the focal point of my attention
post #24094 of 27206

Can't wait until all the courts are like this, but filled with ads.

 

post #24095 of 27206
Ha so the Sixers just appointed Jerry Colangelo as "special adviser". Time to pack your bags and put the house on the market, Sam Hinkie.

Happy that this flagrant tank job did not receive any reward ultimately
post #24096 of 27206
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Originally Posted by HRoi View Post

Ha so the Sixers just appointed Jerry Colangelo as "special adviser". Time to pack your bags and put the house on the market, Sam Hinkie.

Happy that this flagrant tank job did not receive any reward ultimately

What does this move mean, really? Not sure what's going on.
post #24097 of 27206
god im so pro hinkie. dude got a raw deal, imagine if they'd gotten ben simmons this coming draft? they'd have some legit building blocks. what he's doing is just smart. you can't point to a single trade they've made and say it was a bad move for them.

reggie miller said he'd take steph down in his prime. yeh right, guy doesnt deserve to be in the hof.
post #24098 of 27206
That would be a really loaded front court. Embiid, Noels, Okafor, Saric, Simmons

Not enough minutes. Or maybe you could have Simmons be the de facto point guard like Lebron or Harden

What if you had an all 6'10 or higher team

Simmons at the 1
Covington at the 2
Saric at the 3
Noels at the 4
Embiid/Okafor at the 5

Man they're all potential all stars or borderline all stars some day
post #24099 of 27206

step 1: draw in the shape of james harden's eyebrows...

 

 

looking forward to seeing everybody's james harden drawings!

post #24100 of 27206
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Originally Posted by indesertum View Post

That would be a really loaded front court. Embiid, Noels, Okafor, Saric, Simmons

Not enough minutes. Or maybe you could have Simmons be the de facto point guard like Lebron or Harden

What if you had an all 6'10 or higher team

Simmons at the 1
Covington at the 2
Saric at the 3
Noels at the 4
Embiid/Okafor at the 5

Man they're all potential all stars or borderline all stars some day

 

The key word there is *potential*. But honestly, I've decided I don't think Noel will ever be an All-Star, and Embiid is virtually an untouchable--and not in a good way. Dude's out of shape, resistant to his team, not showing up for rehab or physicals, and may never play in the NBA at this rate at all. Okafor is legit, and Covington's a nice piece (though I see his ceiling as "rich man's Demarre Carroll"), but--and I might not have said this even a year or two ago--there is such a thing as a culture of losing, and Philadelphia has developed a very robust iteration of it.

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The key word there is *potential*. But honestly, I've decided I don't think Noel will ever be an All-Star, and Embiid is virtually an untouchable--and not in a good way. Dude's out of shape, resistant to his team, not showing up for rehab or physicals, and may never play in the NBA at this rate at all. Okafor is legit, and Covington's a nice piece (though I see his ceiling as "rich man's Demarre Carroll"), but--and I might not have said this even a year or two ago--there is such a thing as a culture of losing, and Philadelphia has developed a very robust iteration of it.

Yeah the talk above is overblown. None of those guys looks like stars, Okafor is not exactly lighting it up.

Nobody they've drafted has warranted this, and I hope it doesn't succeed. The blowout by SA was just epic, biggest win and worst loss for the respective teams in their history. Noel looks out of place... a bad sign when a guy is so roster sensitive.

The real tragedy in all of this is lottery reform was shot down. Tanking, once an unused word, is now celebrated.
post #24102 of 27206
i agree with everything, but it's not like kyle lowry or mike conley or marc gasol looked like all stars a year or two into their careers. looked more like massive busts

that spurs win over sixers took them from 10th overall offensive efficiency to 3rd overall
post #24103 of 27206
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Originally Posted by indesertum View Post

i agree with everything, but it's not like kyle lowry or mike conley or marc gasol looked like all stars a year or two into their careers. looked more like massive busts

A year or two in, neither did Kwame Brown and Derrick Williams. I'd bet $5 that my list is longer than yours.
post #24104 of 27206
I like watching good hoops, so I'm a detractor of this blatant tanking. Imagine a league (or any major business) where the bottom third was obsessed with putting the shittiest product possible on the market in the short term?

(Well ok, you can do it if you relegate that bottom third to a B league. But that's another topic)

Philly is a top 5 media market too. I'm sure the pressure on the Sixers ownership group was immense from the commissioners' office and the other owners. It's not just a black mark on the league but foregone revenue for everyone through profit sharing.

I don't really fault Hinkie - he found his best chance of success that the system allowed. But the system is broken for incenting him to behave in this manner. And I am happy to see the Sixers fail because it won't create more incentive for this bullshit
post #24105 of 27206
It's yet to really fail. Most all stars don't do that well until year one or two of their second contract. That's 5, 6 years after being drafted. Philly has only been doing this for what three years? And they already let MCW go. So we really won't know for another 3, 4 years if these draft picks these past two years has panned out. I think the biggest risk is these draft picks signing a qualifying offer to get the hell out


I do like the way the wolves got veteran players that care at those positions to help teach the young'ns (eg kg and Andre Miller). That's a good environment. Wish sixers would do the same
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