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re: Grizzly Bear - Painted Ruins - corndeaux
Pretty good. looking forward to more listens ...
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re: ESPN Western Conference Predictions: Pels 10th - corndeaux
This isn't hard. It's a show me league and the Nuggets have shown more on the court than the Pels at this point. Quite right to think the Pels will be better than the Nuggets this season. It's also not crazy to have Denver a little bit ahead of them [b]right now[/b], given what we have seen...
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re: Let's compare this year's (projected) first game starting lineup vs last year - corndeaux
definitely an upgrade. interesting (to me) hypo- how would the small ball Xmas-all-star break roster stack up after a summer of moves and seasoning? lineup w/ most MP (w/ +12.7 Net Rating) during that small stretch: Holiday Hield Hill Cunningham Davis not more talented than the 5 n...
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re: ESPN Western Conference Predictions: Pels 10th - corndeaux
[quote]it will take time and people can't expect them to be good right away. I think with an off season together it'll certainly help[/quote] i agree. if they can get Davis and Cousins working optimally together (and they seem to be grinding to that this summer), a lot of the other questions fade...
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re: ESPN Western Conference Predictions: Pels 10th - corndeaux
[quote]UT lost their best player.[/quote] i dont know. Gobert is really good. if he's healthy, they're likely a top 3 defense. you can win a bunch of games in the regular season with a superior defense and bad offense. dont think they're a playoff lock, but i wont be shocked at all if they're in ...
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re: Official Free Agency and Trade Thread: Latest Pels sign Charles Cooke to 2 way - corndeaux
I agree on Diallo. And Lopez is a useful player. But if we project minutes based on what they looked like post trade (some caveats there), a 3rd big just isnt playing much. Ajinca got 12mpg in 13 of 22 games before they shut both Davis and Cousins down. Perhaps Lopez gets more regular time becau...
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re: Official Free Agency and Trade Thread: Latest Pels sign Charles Cooke to 2 way - corndeaux
[quote]Thoughts? Asik, Ajinca, and a 2018 top 10 protected 1st for Lopez[/quote] so it is send out a pick to save ~$1.5M this season (~$6M over 3 years) to bring back Cunningham? no thanks. ...
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re: Cousins recruiting Melo? - corndeaux
[quote]I think the defense craters without him and his miniscule usage % is a + with the bigs[/quote] ding ding ding. now, Melo on the small ball, pre-Boogie Pels would be interesting. like Fun Bunch, i'm glad Cousins is pushing this idea of getting stars to NO. but i dont think this is w...
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re: I know we may have totally lucked into it but I think we have something here - corndeaux
[quote]they didn't move up in the draft to take Jackson to go to the G-League or to sit on the bench, Jackson will get some playing time. [/quote] if they're counting on a 19 yo 2nd round rookie guard rehabbing all summer after foot surgery to be a regular contributor on a playoff team, they are ...
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re: Pels sign Ian Clark per Shams - corndeaux
[quote]The media and even fans keep saying we have such poor shooting, but we don't. [/quote] i mean, hey arent the Magic or the Sixers and there are reasons for optimism, but they were the 19th best in 3P% last season. data is wonky, but on NBA.com they generated the 8th and 9th most WIDE OPEN a...
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re: Pels sign Ian Clark per Shams - corndeaux
while throwing a little bit of cold water on Holiday off-ball experiment, this is good to see, especially Hill's surprising %. one question- how many minutes are really there for Clark, Crawford, and Miller? ...
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re: Pels sign Ian Clark per Shams - corndeaux
[quote]What it looks like to me is a swift departure from playoffs but absent injury to the 4 best guys, highly likely to see home games vs a real contender in first round.[/quote] right. that seems like the most likely outcome. need Rondo to stay engaged and Cousins too. even if we dont put ...
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re: Pels Projected Wins Using RPM - corndeaux
i hear you and definitely agree that Holiday isnt the primary creator you want for a good offense. i assume you're talking about 14/15 season. it's tough to parse because of Holiday's injury in January that year. you can look at tracking data for TOP and see Holiday had the ball 2 minutes mor...
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re: Pels sign Ian Clark per Shams - corndeaux
[quote]this was all a response to someone saying didn't the 3 guard line up backfire before. The answer was yes and still would be yes if he's pushing for a 3-guard line up.[/quote] running this iteration of it would be somewhat risky, but i like this mix of guards more than Holiday/Gordon/Ev...
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re: Pels sign Ian Clark per Shams - corndeaux
[quote]Erman will have a solution for protecting Boogie from getting switched onto a CP3/Harden and making Tucker beat us. Having Jrue/Hill as on ball defenders who are excellent fighting through screens helps a ton[/quote] yeah. Cousins seemingly has the ability to help solve the problem himself...
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re: Pels sign Ian Clark per Shams - corndeaux
the problem the Pels will have in crunch time is when teams play smaller. you put Kawhi/LeBron/Durant at the 4 and Davis is having to guard them. Davis is great, but that's not gonna work. and teams with mobile bigs are going to test Cousins again and again in PnR. he has ability, but hasnt shown c...
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re: Pels Projected Wins Using RPM - corndeaux
[quote]The problem with Hill is he isn't skilled enough on offense to be any position[/quote] especially in 2017 when everyone is playing quicker/smaller. the advantage he has off the bounce v 4s from even just 2014 is very different (and much larger) than what he has now...
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re: Pels Projected Wins Using RPM - corndeaux
pre-trade, in think Hill playing some PF or splitting 3/4 with Cunningham worked fairly well, all things considered. post trade, it's a little trickier. i think a best case scenario for Hill would be a B version of Hawks DeMarre Carroll. having the versatility and skill of Millsap and Horford (li...
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re: Pels Projected Wins Using RPM - corndeaux
[quote]To me I see small ball 4's as 3's who still provide offense and outside shooting, but cannot effectively guard wings. [/quote] that mix of skills would be a stretch 4 (a version of that is Ryan Anderson) in my positional lexicon. in my same fictional book, a small ball 4 is a 3 on off...
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re: Pels Projected Wins Using RPM - corndeaux
he is a more natural small ball PF than SF. his shooting and dribbling are much less of a problem there. rebounding is an issue but with the emphasis on versatility, it seems like rebounding is becoming more and more of a 5 man game than before it can work, but jury is out on Holiday being slot...
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