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Old 01-05-2021, 05:46 AM   #50961
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Nah this is much worse than the Pistons since the Pistons at least went on to win an NBA title a year later. Kings were bad and are staying bad and set themselves back another handful of years to remain bad
That was always a luxury pick to begin with, which is why they thought they could be cute with the Darko pick.
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Old 01-05-2021, 10:17 AM   #50962
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Draymond back to dominating NBA basketball games while scoring 5 points a game.
Having the most impactful offensive and defensive players of the last 7 years on the same team is definitely a privilege.

I'm just thinking of ways to turn this team into a threat whilst Klay is out, because Oubre is too fun to not have as a key part of a championship level team.

Basically, we desperately need Washington to suck and start thinking about trading Beal. The rebuild package of Minnesota's 1st and a couple more 1sts + Wiggins is the only hope that exists atm.
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Old 01-05-2021, 12:45 PM   #50963
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Scotty was just a year off on the Raps huh
I was waiting until they lose a couple more games to come and say this, but won't disagree with you, that's for sure
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Old 01-05-2021, 02:29 PM   #50964
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They're still only a game and a half behind the Nets in the standings tho
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Old 01-05-2021, 03:32 PM   #50965
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I think the Raptors as a whole will probably turn it around this year, the Pascal Siakam 18 shots a game experiment has turned into a pretty clear failure though.
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Old 01-05-2021, 03:34 PM   #50966
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Their bigs went from Ibaka and Gasol to Baynes and Boucher
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Old 01-05-2021, 03:40 PM   #50967
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I get that you have to take a stab at it, but trying to take guys who excel in niche roles and forcing them into bigger ones feels like it fails way more often than not.
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Old 01-05-2021, 03:47 PM   #50968
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It does fail sometimes, but like you said if someone like Jimmy Butler never gets a chance at it where is his career right now?
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Old 01-05-2021, 03:57 PM   #50969
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I think Buckets is the exception? We get one or two here and there.
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Old 01-05-2021, 04:01 PM   #50970
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Doesn't seem to happen too often where someone turns into a legit go to guy, more on a smaller scale.

Lowry didn't take more than 10 shots a game until his 8th season, Brogdon looks good in an increased ballhandling role in Indy, etc.
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Old 01-05-2021, 04:02 PM   #50971
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Yea betting on exceptions is the wrong way to run...anything.
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Old 01-05-2021, 04:10 PM   #50972
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It also takes someone who has the mentality to do it. Kawhi and Buckets both did. Siakam absolutely cratered under pressure in the playoffs last year and hasn't found himself since.
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Old 01-05-2021, 05:00 PM   #50973
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Luka is better somehow, now if only we could find him another decent player.
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Old 01-05-2021, 06:33 PM   #50974
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It also takes someone who has the mentality to do it. Kawhi and Buckets both did. Siakam absolutely cratered under pressure in the playoffs last year and hasn't found himself since.
The bubble really effected him and he hasn't recovered since. He is trying to do too much and it's not working. He is too good a player who has shown too much improvement over the years to not recover from this, the guy is only 26 years old. I do kind of agree in that I'm not sure he has the mentality for it but my hope is this is just a wall he's hit and he will work past it. He also needs a reliable big to play with.
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Old 01-05-2021, 06:50 PM   #50975
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He's trying to do too much because they need him to do a lot tho. They don't have enough juice offensively for him to settle back into the guy who scores 17 a night on hustle & energy buckets.
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Old 01-05-2021, 07:31 PM   #50976
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What Tacks said. Which goes back to the point above. The guy excelled off not being the primary focus of the offense and consequently the defense. You need an entirely different skill set and mentality to succeed at that.
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Old 01-05-2021, 07:42 PM   #50977
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weird it's almost like someone made this point last year and was rudely made fun of and it's coming to fruition now hmmm

(Although, I was super wrong on Ibaka and Gasol. Marc is still KILLIN it, good for him)
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Old 01-05-2021, 07:49 PM   #50978
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They had the 2nd best record in the NBA last year.
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Old 01-05-2021, 07:50 PM   #50979
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I look forward to Scotty being wrong again but tbh I'm not sure he's ever been right so at this point no need to even gloat about it.

The Raptors literally get booed playing at home because their home games in in Florida. Its a huge disadvantage. They lost two very talented vets and did not have the time they would normally have in the offseason to prepare. Keep claiming they're dead after 5 games you fucks. You'll all see!!!!!
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nick nurse still underrated somehow
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