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  1. Western Conference First Round Playoff Thread

    Ya i mean its not like he came back from a knee injury like 5 games ago
  2. 2017-2018 NBA GDT: Off the court discussions

    Embiid is definitely tweeting all doped up on pain meds 😂😂
  3. 2017-18 NCAAB Thread

    Jeff Capel is currently trying to recruit all the guys at Pitt that requested their transfer.
  4. 2017-18 NCAAB Thread

    I'm blown away the Pitt didn't Pitt this coaching search up and actually came away with a guy like Capel. Only 43 years old, head coaching experience in a power five conference, spent the past 7 years under arguably the best coach in College basketball, and has been lauded as being huge in Duke's recruiting since he got there. Of course it will blow up in Pitts face somehow down the road but I am surprised we didn't end up with the coach from Buffalo or something. My guess is Coach K unexpectedly retires next year and Capel ends up back there somehow after a promising first year at Pitt. Then we will Pitt it up with the next hire.
  5. 2017-2018 NBA GDT: Off the court discussions

    I still believe in Markelle Fultz for some reason, but I really can't believe he ended up missing his whole rookie year because of the yips.
  6. 2017-2018 NBA GDT: Off the court discussions

    Low key the Pacers would be a good fit for PG in free agency. They are already the three seed in the in the east and he would have a better shot at the finals there than anywhere he could go in the west. The Celtics and Sixers will be better down the road but they might not be ready to dominate in the next couple of years. Who knows where Lebron will be.
  7. 2017-2018 NBA GDT: Off the court discussions

    Not too mention Embiid is a great floor spacing center and if you don’t guard Simmons on the perimeter you give him a ton of space to attack the basket off the dribble. People simplify these kinds of things too much sometimes. No it’s not a great fit ideally but they are both incredibly talented players with high IQs. A front court of Lebron Simmons Embiid could overpower small ball lineups while being able to guard them and switch at the other end. Simmons has the talent to play as a face up/cutting 4 man next to Lebron and be an effective player. His assist numbers would dip but I don’t think Simmons would mind learning from the greatest small forward of all time that has the same type of skill set. And I’m sure LeBron would embrace that and love to take credit for taking Simmons to the next level.
  8. 2017-18 NCAAB Thread

    I think Sean Miller’s punishment for whatever he did should be the Pitt coaching job
  9. 2018 NBA Draft Prospects

    I can understand not wanting to spend a third of your cap on John Wall with his injury history but I didn't know his value had fallen off that much since the playoffs that he isn't even considered all-star caliber. I started a new job this year and I've been out of the loop of whats really going on in the NBA this year besides every other week people change their opinion on the Cavs and where Lebron is gonna play next year. I know I heard the Wiz had a disappointing start to the season and people were questioning whether or not they were better w/o Wall after he went down but the dude averaged 27 and 10 on 45% shooting in the playoffs last year. Is the injury hes dealing with right now really that bad? Or is it just a case of his contract looking so much worse now than when he signed it because of the cap fluctuation?
  10. 2018 NBA Draft Prospects

    I knew it was a lot but I didn't realize it was that much. I wasn't really thinking about his injury history being much of a factor either for some reason, so there's definitely valid reasons for a team to be hesitant taking him on. I guess its just my gut, but I don't think many GMs are questioning his ability to come back to his all-star level of play and I could see Phoenix and Orlando making a move along the same line of thinking the Pistons had acquiring Blake. Both teams have been bottom feeders for a while and probably will be again next year too. Getting a big name player that can create some excitement around the team with the casual fans and probably get them closer to being back in the playoffs than anyone they would pick in this draft could be tempting. Not to mention neither team has been the best at developing all the lottery picks they have taken since they fell into the basement of the league. I think basketball wise, keeping the pick and taking whoever they think is the best player gives their team a higher ceiling hypothetically, but that obviously comes with much more risk of backfiring than getting an established all star point guard at age 27. I almost always steer towards going for the "homerun" when it comes to the NBA and go for the option with the highest upside. But at least in the short term, getting John Wall would fill the biggest whole currently on either team, create some excitement, and gives them a chance to be in the playoff picture if Wall is still himself. When it comes down to it I probably wouldn't do it if I were PHX or ORL either but I think they would consider it much more than you guys are.
  11. 2018 NBA Draft Prospects

    The Suns aren't anywhere close to being a destination for free agents and they only have one or two players on their team that are definitely worth paying. I don't see why Walls contract would hold them back, he's only 27. I'm not saying it would be the right move to make necessarily but I do think it makes sense for both sides. In the real world I think the Wizards would be the reluctant ones in this situation, not the other way around. I refuse to believe GMs in this league don't view Wall as a superstar which means he would bring more than just his impact on the court. I doubt many GMs would want to be the guy known for turning down John Wall for the number one pick if that pick goes on to be a bust. And I think I'm in the minority on this site but I don't see anyone in this years draft who is a can't miss prospect.
  12. 2018 NBA Draft Prospects

    Just off the top of my head I bet Phoenix and Orlando would do it in a second. Atlanta probably not since they are too far away from being decent (atleast Phoenix and Orlando have plethoras of former lottery picks of which the jury is still out on to varying degrees). Dallas is a wild card, Wall doesn't fit with their best asset DSJ but I can't see Cuban passing up the opportunity to get a well known player like Wall on his team. I'm blanking on who else is in contention. But I think most GMs view John Wall as a superstar/face of the franchise type player and it would take some cohones to pass up that deal for a 19 year old whos career path could go any number of ways. I think John Wall is pretty far ahead of the ceilings for any of the point guards in this draft. I really like the idea of Wall to Phoenix for the number one pick if they get it.
  13. 2018 NBA Draft Prospects

    Hottest of takes Incoming: Wizards should trade John Wall for the number one overall pick and take DeAndre Ayton.
  14. 2017-18 NCAAB Thread

    Whats stopping a kid from taking big money from a shoe company and then training for the year instead of going to college. If they are good enough coming out of high school they would still get drafted if they actually train hard. If the shoe companies are willing to throw this kind of money around to get guys to go to certain colleges then why not pay them to train with your company and advertise the hell out of it. It could become a shoe company bidding war for the top prospects coming out of high school. And as I typed that last sentence I realized that's basically what we have now. Kids win. Shoe companies win. The NCAA loses. College sports lose.
  15. 2018 Tank Watch

    I don't think I've heard anyone anywhere saying there's not tanking going on in the NBA.... I do think people are going to be disappointed in this years draft class though. Its obviously very easy to say it and I could be wrong, but I think Doncic and Ayton are the only players in this draft that will go on to be stars and neither of them are going to be the best player on a title contender in their career.