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  1. Slick2021

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    Putting too much stock in media rumors IMO. Like yeah...Rob is still trying to trade for Buddy Hield.

    On another note, the saying in the NBA, if you aren't winning a Chip, you are going to need to make some changes. It depends on where it all ends for us this season. I'm totally shocked if Trae Young lands in LA this summer though.
     
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    All depends on seeding and that's going down to the wire to see who slots where. It's absurd how stacked the west is when you look over at the EC standings by comparison.

    Worst case is Kings and Nuggets.

    If we face off against Kings in a play in, they have our number and AD hasn't won against Sabonis.

    If we face Nuggets in Round 1, them sweeping us wouldn't surprise me at all.
     
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    Yea, the Rumor Mills: gotta keep the content coming, somehow. And that's pretty much how I calm myself down with the idea of shooting ourselves in the kneecap and feet: it's all that rumor crap. Keep a scorecard of how many rumors we hear and how many of them actually come to be true. It's not very many. Rumors at times may come from something someone actually said who's high up in the org, but even then it could be gamesmanship...is how I try to keep calm and carry on with something like the Trae thing.
     
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    Maybe..Sacramento isn't the same, without Monk and Huerter, and like last season, the regular season isn't the playoffs. I believe they won the season series against Golden State.

    The Nuggets are a tough draw true, but I believe that last game against NO, is going to determine, whether we get the 6th or 7th slot. Where the Nuggets sit at that point, will probably determine how we approach that game.
     
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    I just can't believe after everything that's happened over the last few seasons, that anyone in our FO thinks the right move is to mortgage our entire future (3 firsts and AR/Rui/Vando) on a third star. Doesn't a Myles Turner and a decent 3&D guy get us there?
     
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    No healing power quite like seeing the Lakers on the schedule.
     
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    What lol.
    DM has a 111dr
    AR 118dr
    Even Garland has a better dr than AR
     
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    Any idea what is up with Cam Reddish being out? …and just because we all know this… we need Vando back!!!
     
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    my god people really are still taking defensive rating seriously. sigh
     
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    You want to use DPM? Also significantly better than AR. Any metric you want to use AR will be on the losing end.
     
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    Defensive stats suck and has been a well known problem with advanced metrics. Players who get steals for example maybe gambling more and +/- based stats get all messed up because it doesn't account for assignment and role. For example, AR often gets stuck as primary POA defender against the opponents best offensive guard because Vando/Cam have been out and he's a better defender then Dlo, Prince, etc.

    That almost never happens in Cleveland where due to their team makeup they use Okoro and Struss and try as hard as hell to hide Garland and Mitchell. This causes all sort of weird stuff to happen that is obviously not true like Sengun having a better DPM then Bam or Donkic being a top 20 defender which is horsehit
     
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    defensive metrics are noisy, but have some eye-test validation for me in many cases.

    that said, drtg lower is better, no?
     
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    In general they're ok: trying to use them for head to head comparisons is astrology IMO. Even the more advanced synergy stuff that show Gobert deters more stuff at the rim then AD. Is that really valuable considering that Twolves have much stronger perimeter defenders then the Lakers?
     
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    Embid just come back after surgery and got 12 FT.Really ?
     
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    The list of finalists included 14 people:

    Finalists from the North American Committee:

    Chauncey Billaps, Vince Carter, Michael Cooper, Walter Davis, Bo Ryan, Charles Smith

    Women's Committee:

    Simon Augustus, Marayan Washington

    Veteran Committee:

    d*** Barnett, Harley Readin

    International Committee:

    Michelle Tims

    For his contribution to the development of basketball:

    Doug Collins, Herb Simon, Jerry West

    The ceremony of including new members in the Hall of Fame is scheduled for August 17 and will be held in Springfield.

    Jerry West will be inducted into the Hall of Fame for the third time

    Jerry West is elected to the Hall of Fame for his contribution to the development of basketball.

    Previously legendary West was introduced to the Naysmit Basketball Hall of Fame as a player (1979) and as a member of the 1960 US Olympic team (2010).

    West will be introduced to the Hall of Fame for a record third time.
     
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    he'll still be a bitter old man though
     
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    Wow.Freaking unbelievable
     
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    really lame seeing wemby being hyped up so much for his defense when he's only blocking that many shots because of his height. his defense otherwise is nothing spectacular. not much different than manute bol or shawn bradley leading the league in blocks

    meanwhile, AD is the best defender in the game and it goes completely ignored
     
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