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  1. 2019 NFL Draft Thread

    The offense was playing well until all of our offensive line got hurt and we started trying to tank. You don't build a contender by building around skill position players, you build from the trenches out. During Gruden's first draft we selected 2 OT, 2 DT, 1 DE, 1 LB, 1 CB, 1 P, and 1 WR. So he spent 5 picks on linemen, 2 picks on defensive players, 1 pick on a special teams player, and 1 pick on a skill position player. To me that screams he that he understands the importance of building a team from the trenches out.
  2. 2019 NFL Draft Thread

    #1: Nick Bosa, DE, Ohio State #13: Devin White, ILB, LSU #25: Rashan Gary, DL, Michigan #34: Jaquan Johnson, S, Miami (FL)
  3. 2019 Free Agency Thread

    Shelf life for running back's isn't very long and we're not one piece away from competing. Take the long approach and build through the draft, save our cap space to add complementary pieces for our new young core.
  4. He played pretty well last season as the #1 option for a playoff team in the Western Conference.
  5. Trade rumor/suggestion thread 2018/19

    Even if they dumped Gordon Hayward's salary, Al Horford is certainly going to opt into his $30.1M player option while Kyrie will likely opt out of his deal and sign a supermax deal. In that scenario that'd put them at like $96M, so they definitely wouldn't have a max slot.
  6. Rookie watch thread

    The Suns aren't making the playoffs regardless and having a guy like Ariza in the locker room is going to have a positive impact on their young players. Ariza has won a championship and has played with some of the greatest players in NBA history.
  7. Trade rumor/suggestion thread 2018/19

    So you're willing to give up 3 first round picks and an all-star under contract for the next 2 seasons for a guy that could leave in the summer and doesn't guarantee a title?
  8. Rookie watch thread

    Jaylen Brown hits free agency not this summer but the next if someone gives him a max deal do they match? Knowing that they likely won't match they could potentially look to move him this offseason for more assets, especially if they fall short of a title.
  9. Trade rumor/suggestion thread 2018/19

    Is Boston really going to give up core players for a guy that can opt out of his contract and bounce in a few months?
  10. He needs help, their team is poorly constructed around him. They should move Ricky Rubio and Derrick Favors and try to acquire another playmaker that can create his own offense. Having one guy that's able to create for himself surrounded by a bunch of non-shooters/non-scorers isn't a recipe for success.
  11. Trade rumor/suggestion thread 2018/19

    Utah needs to make some moves fast, that Derek Favors/Rudy Gobert frontcourt isn't working.
  12. 2019 NBA Draft Thread

    Thon's handlers made sure he avoided college like the plague. The same thing happened with Dante Exum a few years back, no reason to go to college for a year, get exposed, and tank your draft stock. Being an unknown can actually lead to an increase in perceived value.
  13. 2019 NBA Draft Thread

    Langford has looked solid but one thing I've noticed is that he has trouble beating defenders off the dribble and getting all the way to the rim. Almost all of his finishes against Marquette were off balance floaters because he didn't have the first step to get past his man. He has also shot very poorly from 3.
  14. 2019 NBA Draft Thread

    Thon Maker's measurables - HT: 7'0.75" | WT: 215 | WS: 7'3" | SR: 9'2.5" Bol Bol measurables - HT: 7'3" | WT: 220 | WS: 7'8" | SR: 9'8" We never saw Thon Maker at the collegiate level and the "mystery" surrounding his game was one of the reasons he went so high in the draft. Through his first 4 college games, Bol Bol is averaging 18.7 ppg, 10.5 rpg, 1.0 apg, 1.2 spg, and 4.0 bpg on 52% FG. Per 40 he's averaging 15 rebounds and 6 blocks per game on the year. Obviously, there are some questions about his durability long-term but he has looked good this year while flashing the potential to be special. You don't see guys with his size, length, athleticism, and fluidity very often. His physical profile is almost identical to Rudy Gobert's when he was at the combine. Gobert was 18 pounds heavier but he was also 2 years older than Bol Bol will be at the time of the combine so he definitely has time to fill out. A lot of Thon Maker's hype was because he was seen as a really skilled player for his size but his measurable's, while solid, weren't anything out of this world. You get near 7 footers with his length in every class. Bol Bol has the potential to be among the elite of the elite in terms of his defensive impact at the next level. Even as a young and raw player,he is absolutely dominating at Oregon on the defensive end. If he reaches his ceiling he's Rudy Gobert with a nice offensive game, hell you could even say with some Kristapas Porzingis traits offensively.
  15. Minnesota sending Butler to Philadelphia

    I don't think there are very many teams that are going to be willing or able to take on that contract. Wiggins isn't even an all-star caliber player and he's going to be one of the highest paid guys in the league.
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