2021 nba offseason draft free agency etc

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big chet day, was thinking the fact that he hadnt declared yet prob meant he was going to the g league

Chet Holmgren will be making his college announcement on @Sportscenter tomorrow at 1pm ET with @PaulBiancardi. Gonzaga considered the favorites. G League Ignite also in the mix. Special prospect in terms of size, mobility, agility, shot-blocking instincts and perimeter skill. pic.twitter.com/gJCczzGOrT

— Jonathan Givony (@DraftExpress) April 18, 2021

lag∞n, Sunday, 18 April 2021 15:46 (five months ago) link

idk why anyone would not go to the g league tbf

lag∞n, Sunday, 18 April 2021 15:49 (five months ago) link

i guess what boosters pay top prospects is roughly in line with the $250k the g league offers, but you dont have to be doing crimes and im sure you get better coaching/training in the g league, college could be better from a marketing standpoint but thats pretty dependent on making a tourney run, college could be fun i guess but not fun enough to stay for more than one year lol

lag∞n, Sunday, 18 April 2021 15:54 (five months ago) link

i agree the g league thing sounds great although one thing i did not realize was that for this year the g-league bubble resulted in the ignite team playing a lot more games against the other teams than they would during a "normal" g league season.

call all destroyer, Sunday, 18 April 2021 15:55 (five months ago) link

yeah seems like ideally you wouldnt play too many games really focus on practice/training more, one thing seems like this program could be helpful for is getting guys in good shape from a fundamental standpoint injury prevention etc... which would be even better extended to younger players if the nba opened an academy, guys growing up just playing a million games without any access to a professional training staff isnt great

lag∞n, Sunday, 18 April 2021 16:01 (five months ago) link

wonder what they get up to at that img academy

lag∞n, Sunday, 18 April 2021 16:02 (five months ago) link

gonzaga has a pretty great track record of development and team success i think it’s one of the schools that has a lot to offer in this scenario. putting the monetary aspect aside the ignite team doesn’t sound that fun compared to college, like being isolated in california and then playing in random G league games with no one around and nobody watching. playing a college schedule in non covid times sounds more exciting to me. if the 500k or whatever isn’t life changing to your family knowing you’re very likely to get a much bigger payment in a year i can see why college esp a team like gonzaga would still be more appealing.

J0rdan S., Sunday, 18 April 2021 16:09 (five months ago) link

college def seems funner but these guys are on a single minded quest for the nba and the g league seems better from that perspective

lag∞n, Sunday, 18 April 2021 16:12 (five months ago) link

i also think for now there’s not any evidence that going to ignite is far more beneficial for you if you’re a top 3-5 prospect in your class than going to college. anthony edwards, james wiseman went top 2 after middling (at best) careers at middling college programs... cade and jalen suggs are prob gonna go 1-2 after going to school. there’s prob gonna need a 3+ year proof of concept that going to ignite prevents you from dropping in the draft in a way that college doesn’t for it to really take hold... the money will be a draw regardless but i think a lot of kids will still pass it up for school

J0rdan S., Sunday, 18 April 2021 16:12 (five months ago) link

tho i could def see guys wanting to "try college" theyre kids its a thing and hey if thats what they want i salute them life is for the living, i would go to usc tho

lag∞n, Sunday, 18 April 2021 16:14 (five months ago) link

Chet going to Gonzaga is just so boring

Matt Armstrong, Sunday, 18 April 2021 16:14 (five months ago) link

i think ignite makes sense for the guys who are going to kentucky or duke as part of a class of 4 five star players bcuz guys tend to get washed out if they’re not the top dog... someone like wendell carter or something. but if you’re a top 3-5 player in the class it seems to not really matter what you do including going to australia and not playing real basketball

J0rdan S., Sunday, 18 April 2021 16:18 (five months ago) link

side note re dropping in the draft one of the most proven way to do that is to go to kentuky (ha xp) lol but that hasnt stopped anyone yet, idk about the g league as far as draft position but it just seems like from a preparation standpoint being coached etc by the actual nba with no time limits and not really needing to win games is just obvs better, but also it prob doesnt matter that much its just one year and really talent is the main differentiator, but like if i felt like i wanted to work on x and y aspects of my game i dont see how anyone can compete with the g league, and they give you money

lag∞n, Sunday, 18 April 2021 16:19 (five months ago) link

Chet going to Gonzaga is just so boring


it’s certainly less boring than him going to g league ignite

J0rdan S., Sunday, 18 April 2021 16:22 (five months ago) link

A lot of guys will probably still opt for college just because of the girls.

Fetchboy, Sunday, 18 April 2021 17:34 (five months ago) link

see if it were really about the fun and girls they would go to usc not gonzaga

lag∞n, Sunday, 18 April 2021 19:31 (five months ago) link

in the main I think it’s funny we have a league named for gatorade

Clay, Sunday, 18 April 2021 22:43 (five months ago) link

Year of the Hydrating Electrolyte Drink

i bought biden some thin mints with my stimmy (PBKR), Sunday, 18 April 2021 22:56 (five months ago) link

lol

Clay, Sunday, 18 April 2021 22:59 (five months ago) link

hahahah

call all destroyer, Sunday, 18 April 2021 23:02 (five months ago) link

its thee zags

Full story on Chet Holmgren committing to Gonzaga, with plenty of quotes on why he chose the Zags and the impact he expects to make in Spokane. With @PaulBiancardi:https://t.co/q18ywEvFxm

— Jeff Borzello (@jeffborzello) April 19, 2021

lag∞n, Monday, 19 April 2021 17:22 (five months ago) link

an 18 year old did not say this!

"He's a super honest standup guy," Holmgren said of Few. "He is a fan of the game and I hear he is a good fisherman too. He continues to learn about the game and loves what he is doing."

lag∞n, Monday, 19 April 2021 17:26 (five months ago) link

one might also say an 18 year old can't be named "chet" yet here were are

call all destroyer, Monday, 19 April 2021 17:57 (five months ago) link

this whole thing is starting to seem pretty suspicious

lag∞n, Monday, 19 April 2021 17:59 (five months ago) link

maybe he's a plant from bosnia or someplace....trying to get people excited in an american white player

call all destroyer, Monday, 19 April 2021 18:03 (five months ago) link

hello my name a chet holmgren i like hoop

lag∞n, Monday, 19 April 2021 18:23 (five months ago) link

couple very skilled big mans in this class

Why did Paolo Banchero overtake Chet Holmgren for the No. 1 spot in our 2022 mock draft? Here's a little taste of how much his game has evolved in the past year. By the way, he's 6'11, 250 pounds now. Full mock draft and scouting report: https://t.co/X2qjaUYEQi pic.twitter.com/VwQpldrzTo

— Jonathan Givony (@DraftExpress) April 20, 2021

lag∞n, Tuesday, 20 April 2021 15:21 (five months ago) link

hadn't heard of paolo before. he looks good!

call all destroyer, Tuesday, 20 April 2021 15:43 (five months ago) link

literally! and they all made me bring it up, initiate offense, come off PnR, and make live game decisions w ball in my hands even when i jus wanted to catch in tha mid post😅 can’t stress enough how much they’ve helped me. now i’m more than comfortable doing all those things🤙🏽 https://t.co/ioD3LTIJzE

— Paolo (Paul-Oh)🇮🇹 (@Pp_doesit) April 20, 2021

lag∞n, Wednesday, 21 April 2021 02:07 (five months ago) link

lag∞n at 12:26 19 Apr 21

an 18 year old did not say this!

"He's a super honest standup guy," Holmgren said of Few. "He is a fan of the game and I hear he is a good fisherman too. He continues to learn about the game and loves what he is doing."

fishing is big here, the whole MN tinder joke is that it's all dudes holding fish they caught

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 21 April 2021 02:09 (five months ago) link

lol so chet is definitely an industry plant where paolo sounds like a regular dude

call all destroyer, Wednesday, 21 April 2021 02:17 (five months ago) link

jamal cosigns

And you've been a great listener, great attitude, and unmatched work ethic. We are all proud of you @Pp_doesit young 👑 https://t.co/TrPLhrDoCs

— 🏁 Jamal Crawford (@JCrossover) April 20, 2021

call all destroyer, Wednesday, 21 April 2021 02:19 (five months ago) link

playing against nba guys then going back to high school must be something

lag∞n, Wednesday, 21 April 2021 02:24 (five months ago) link

btw, did Jamal officially retire? He’s 41 and played in one game last season, but I don’t remember hearing any announcement

circles, Wednesday, 21 April 2021 04:56 (five months ago) link

Not officially. He seems to still want to play

i was too much listening to your accent (Spottie), Wednesday, 21 April 2021 06:24 (five months ago) link

#1 class of 2022 prospect

Emoni Bates has decommitted from Michigan State this afternoon.

— Jake (@jakeweingarten) April 30, 2021

lag∞n, Friday, 30 April 2021 21:36 (four months ago) link

the fellas

Second day of the Iverson Classic practice kicking off. Some new NBA GMs in the building. Paolo Banchero, AJ Griffin and Chet Holmgren warming up. pic.twitter.com/EBIxupaw3u

— Jonathan Givony (@DraftExpress) May 7, 2021

lag∞n, Friday, 7 May 2021 15:17 (four months ago) link

I will be announcing my decision tomorrow at 6:30 PM PST on IG Live!! 👀🙏🏽 pic.twitter.com/1JBv9rAQQ8

— Jaden Hardy (@JadenHardy1) May 15, 2021

Five-star recruit Jaden Hardy — a top Class of 2021 high school prospect — is planning to sign a pro deal with the NBA G League elite Ignite team, sources told @TheAthletic @Stadium.https://t.co/STVCR5fQMv

— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) May 15, 2021

lmao

lag∞n, Saturday, 15 May 2021 18:32 (four months ago) link

hahahaha

k3vin k., Sunday, 16 May 2021 00:19 (four months ago) link

welcome to the league kid

lag∞n, Sunday, 16 May 2021 00:29 (four months ago) link

Kentucky, Duke, et. al. gotta be shitting themselves. Especially the BB powerhouses that aren't football schools.

Deicide at Chuck E. Cheese (PBKR), Sunday, 16 May 2021 00:33 (four months ago) link

yeah doesnt seem great for them

lag∞n, Sunday, 16 May 2021 00:56 (four months ago) link

maybe they can join the g league

lag∞n, Sunday, 16 May 2021 00:56 (four months ago) link

going to be interesting to see how those programs change when one and done ends. i hope we end up with lumbering 4th year centers posting up over and over

call all destroyer, Sunday, 16 May 2021 01:06 (four months ago) link

college ball has already lost so many years of top players and is still a huge deal maybe it doesnt matter if they just never get the top players at all instead of only getting one year of them, kinda depends on how far the nba is willing to take this i guess

lag∞n, Sunday, 16 May 2021 01:15 (four months ago) link

i hope we end up with lumbering 4th year centers posting up over and over

this would make my dad the happiest man on the planet

Clay, Sunday, 16 May 2021 01:37 (four months ago) link

march madness is kind of immune to actual quality of gameplay. like having great players isn't usually what makes it entertaining, at least for the last fifteen or whatever years

Wayne Grotski (symsymsym), Sunday, 16 May 2021 01:56 (four months ago) link

its true

lag∞n, Sunday, 16 May 2021 01:58 (four months ago) link

yeah, college ball is going to be fine one way or another. i just think a case like kentucky is interesting where their whole thing has been come here for a year and we'll make sure you get drafted. when that's not how it works anymore they're going to have to change strategy in a significant way.

call all destroyer, Sunday, 16 May 2021 01:59 (four months ago) link

league mad

The NBA is forbidding team executives from attending agent pro days to evaluate prospective draftees -- unless the pro days are conducted as part of the Chicago pre-draft combine in June, per memo shared with teams today.

— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) May 16, 2021

lag∞n, Sunday, 16 May 2021 18:44 (four months ago) link

I think Kyrie is a certified lunatic and I would trade Simmons for him in 2 secs.

Taliban! (PBKR), Wednesday, 15 September 2021 21:05 (six days ago) link

yeah i mean philly isnt getting anyone else nearly as good

lag∞n, Wednesday, 15 September 2021 21:06 (six days ago) link

well the sixers putting the fate of their franchise in kyrie’s hands would be hysterical

This is an underrated and hilarious timeline, agreed. If it ever happens, I'm gonna have to believe that the Sixers org has been optimizing for dangerously high blood pressure among talk radio callers all along and everything else has been secondary.

swim, Wednesday, 15 September 2021 21:51 (six days ago) link

good idea if so

@JakeLFischer to @hmfaigen in the Halftime app: Rich Paul was telling other agents at the Chicago combine that LeBron and AD were sliding to the 4 and 5

— Lakers Supply (@LakersSupply) September 15, 2021

lag∞n, Wednesday, 15 September 2021 22:00 (six days ago) link

Look you just gotta hope Kyrie shows up to your games and focus on everything else

Matt Armstrong, Wednesday, 15 September 2021 22:03 (six days ago) link

yeah i agree

J0rdan S., Wednesday, 15 September 2021 22:22 (six days ago) link

only took bron and AD 19 and 12 years respectively to finally come to that decision xp

J0rdan S., Wednesday, 15 September 2021 22:23 (six days ago) link

Lakers favorites again if they stick to that (and Bron looks like himself again)

a talented ‘Rebel’ with Balls (Spottie), Wednesday, 15 September 2021 22:31 (six days ago) link

crazy to have two top contenders be such huge injury question marks

lag∞n, Wednesday, 15 September 2021 22:41 (six days ago) link

tbf like most major players have seemed that way in the last couple years (except giannis)

Clay, Wednesday, 15 September 2021 22:50 (six days ago) link

That makes a lot of sense for AD and Lebron, but do the Lakers really have the guards and wing players to cover all those minutes?

Taliban! (PBKR), Wednesday, 15 September 2021 23:14 (six days ago) link

its not like they have viable centers either

micah, Wednesday, 15 September 2021 23:26 (six days ago) link

they'll prob still play lots of dwight and deandre in the muck of the regular season

J0rdan S., Wednesday, 15 September 2021 23:31 (six days ago) link

Where does Carmelo play?

Taliban! (PBKR), Wednesday, 15 September 2021 23:40 (six days ago) link

“Mask off” means
You stop being something you’re not and stop lying to yourself. It’s the moment you discover the real you and can walk around with NO FEAR in a society that shows a lot of the masks people wear to hide who they truly are.

*nothing COVID rule related!! Relax 🤞🏾

— A11Even (@KyrieIrving) September 15, 2021

fingers crossed emoji

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Wednesday, 15 September 2021 23:52 (six days ago) link

lol

call all destroyer, Wednesday, 15 September 2021 23:55 (six days ago) link

haa

lag∞n, Wednesday, 15 September 2021 23:59 (six days ago) link

<3

J0rdan S., Thursday, 16 September 2021 00:01 (five days ago) link

to be fair to kyrie ppl *did* use the phrase "mask off" in this way after the future song came out. that having been said, perhaps he should consider the general concept of context, just as a rule of thumb

J0rdan S., Thursday, 16 September 2021 00:02 (five days ago) link

it would be a hell of a time to start

call all destroyer, Thursday, 16 September 2021 00:15 (five days ago) link

when i said the earth was flat i meant earthlings have flat and unnuanced interpretations of ideas that are too often more complex than we would like to admit as a society

Clay, Thursday, 16 September 2021 00:27 (five days ago) link

he's like one of the girls in this story

https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/tanyachen/woman-accidental-unfortunate-q-tattoo

symsymsym, Thursday, 16 September 2021 01:22 (five days ago) link

“Life is weird,” she added, laughing.

hey she's not wrong

call all destroyer, Thursday, 16 September 2021 02:23 (five days ago) link

and then proceeded to break your ankles with a wicked crossover

coach nick agrees simmons should play center

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CJerg9MICZA

lag∞n, Friday, 17 September 2021 03:18 (four days ago) link

Not giving me a lot of confidence in Doc either.

Taliban! (PBKR), Friday, 17 September 2021 11:23 (four days ago) link

Isn’t Ben kinda bad at posting up

Matt Armstrong, Friday, 17 September 2021 13:46 (four days ago) link

the sixers tanked for three seasons in order to draft 4 centers you gotta love it

J0rdan S., Friday, 17 September 2021 14:24 (four days ago) link

Well, and Fultz, an consensus #1 pick who ended up a weirdo, too.

Taliban! (PBKR), Friday, 17 September 2021 14:56 (four days ago) link

an

Taliban! (PBKR), Friday, 17 September 2021 14:56 (four days ago) link

Fultz, a consensus #1 pick

― Taliban! (PBKR), Friday, September 17, 2021 10:56 AM (twenty-four minutes ago) bookmarkflaglink

https://i.imgur.com/8WF6lZR.png

lag∞n, Friday, 17 September 2021 15:23 (four days ago) link

the genius man who drafted gerald green

balance transfer eligible (Sufjan Grafton), Friday, 17 September 2021 16:04 (four days ago) link

14th pick played 13 years, prob slightly above average outcome

lag∞n, Friday, 17 September 2021 16:13 (four days ago) link

anyway obvs the celtics did not see fultz as a #1 pick

lag∞n, Friday, 17 September 2021 16:15 (four days ago) link

the celtics not seeing fultz as a #1 pick doesn't contradict "Fultz, a consensus #1 pick". the move by the celtics supports and was banking on the idea that "Fultz, a consensus #1 pick" was true.

balance transfer eligible (Sufjan Grafton), Friday, 17 September 2021 16:23 (four days ago) link

you just like to post pictures of that man

balance transfer eligible (Sufjan Grafton), Friday, 17 September 2021 16:23 (four days ago) link

ill have to look up what consensus means i dont have time right now

lag∞n, Friday, 17 September 2021 16:27 (four days ago) link

lol!

mens rea activist (k3vin k.), Friday, 17 September 2021 16:43 (four days ago) link

lol

Taliban! (PBKR), Friday, 17 September 2021 16:45 (four days ago) link

lmao backstory?

Lavator Shemmelpennick, Friday, 17 September 2021 16:52 (four days ago) link

made by Jake of Jake and Amir (i think) for The Flagrant Ones podcast

balance transfer eligible (Sufjan Grafton), Friday, 17 September 2021 16:53 (four days ago) link

https://vimeo.com/555555803

balance transfer eligible (Sufjan Grafton), Friday, 17 September 2021 16:54 (four days ago) link

i listened to that podcast 3 months ago. i expected to find the soundcloud with millions of plays when i remembered it this morning. its tailor-made for ilh, and maybe that's why.

balance transfer eligible (Sufjan Grafton), Friday, 17 September 2021 17:03 (four days ago) link

posting without comment: zach lowe called luke kennard’s contract a “negative contract” on his pod today

mens rea activist (k3vin k.), Friday, 17 September 2021 17:27 (four days ago) link

I love The Flagrant Ones!!

ceci n'est pas une messi (cajunsunday), Friday, 17 September 2021 17:33 (four days ago) link

cool, I don't know the Flagrant Ones but I just looked it up and I definitely know and love the hosts.

Lavator Shemmelpennick, Friday, 17 September 2021 18:04 (four days ago) link

i listened to that podcast 3 months ago. i expected to find the soundcloud with millions of plays when i remembered it this morning. its tailor-made for ilh, and maybe that's why.

― balance transfer eligible (Sufjan Grafton), Friday, September 17, 2021 1:03 PM (three hours ago) bookmarkflaglink

yes this is truly targeted content

call all destroyer, Friday, 17 September 2021 21:05 (four days ago) link


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