2018 NBA OFFSEASON

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Markelle Fultz’s new trainer describes him as having the “yips” https://t.co/Ebo8fl7K5P

— Kurt Helin (@basketballtalk) June 24, 2018

sprout god (lag∞n), Sunday, 24 June 2018 14:01 (one year ago) link

not sure how i'll feel if kawhi goes to the sixers for a package with fultz in it

21st savagery fox (m bison), Sunday, 24 June 2018 14:20 (one year ago) link

I would feel bad

EZ Snappin, Sunday, 24 June 2018 14:36 (one year ago) link

yeah much rather have ingram

sprout god (lag∞n), Sunday, 24 June 2018 14:40 (one year ago) link

yeah but if the sixers package two first rounders (incl that 2021 unprotected miami pick hmmmmm) and saric

21st savagery fox (m bison), Sunday, 24 June 2018 14:59 (one year ago) link

idek i think im mostly hesitant about LAL trades bc fuck the lakers and bc i have no idea what ingram's ceiling is

21st savagery fox (m bison), Sunday, 24 June 2018 15:07 (one year ago) link

kawai to sixers
lebron to lakers
full strength celtics

East would be pretty interesting

The Desus & Mero Chain (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Sunday, 24 June 2018 15:09 (one year ago) link

celtics wld destroy the sixers

sprout god (lag∞n), Sunday, 24 June 2018 15:09 (one year ago) link

settle down Simmons!

The Desus & Mero Chain (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Sunday, 24 June 2018 15:15 (one year ago) link

sixers with kawhi would be awfully good tho.

21st savagery fox (m bison), Sunday, 24 June 2018 15:17 (one year ago) link

allow me to break it down

1. the celtics destroyed the sixers in the playoffs a month ago
2. the celtics are adding kyrie and hayward
3. the sixers are adding kawhi and losing prob redick and saric

how does this not shift the competitive balance even further in the celtics favor

4 ben simmons was utterly exposed

sprout god (lag∞n), Sunday, 24 June 2018 15:20 (one year ago) link

kyrie-jaylen-tatum-hayward-horford

vs

simmons-redick-kawhi-holmes?-embiid

would be fun

21st savagery fox (m bison), Sunday, 24 June 2018 15:20 (one year ago) link

the sixers are rootless bizarrely overrated team and no one knows what kawhi will look like not on the spurs after missing a year weirdly deep in his feelings

sprout god (lag∞n), Sunday, 24 June 2018 15:21 (one year ago) link

simmons is not playable at point guard vs a prepared good playoff team, did anyone watch the celtics series, simmons is also useless without the ball in his hands, in conclusion simmons has major problems everyone shd put away their future mvp predictions at this point

sprout god (lag∞n), Sunday, 24 June 2018 15:23 (one year ago) link

he was a rookie, calm down

21st savagery fox (m bison), Sunday, 24 June 2018 15:25 (one year ago) link

like dont get me wrong he's got PROBLEMS but they're workable

21st savagery fox (m bison), Sunday, 24 June 2018 15:26 (one year ago) link

whats yr big plan to make a guy who needs the ball in his hands but cant shoot or really get to the hole in the half court into a superstar

sprout god (lag∞n), Sunday, 24 June 2018 15:29 (one year ago) link

shooting coaches exist

21st savagery fox (m bison), Sunday, 24 June 2018 15:30 (one year ago) link

he literally has the most broken jump shot ive ever seen, it looks exactly like hes setting up to shoot with his offhand

sprout god (lag∞n), Sunday, 24 June 2018 15:31 (one year ago) link

shawn marion exists tho

21st savagery fox (m bison), Sunday, 24 June 2018 15:32 (one year ago) link

shawn marions shots went in

sprout god (lag∞n), Sunday, 24 June 2018 15:32 (one year ago) link

pfft sometimes

21st savagery fox (m bison), Sunday, 24 June 2018 15:33 (one year ago) link

there are some guys who can talent their way through bad form, kevin martin comes to mind, but mostly it just doesnt work to shoot from the wrong side of yr head

sprout god (lag∞n), Sunday, 24 June 2018 15:34 (one year ago) link

imo the best plan is rob to turn him into a point center but at this point he has zero post moves and can only finish with one hand which is tough

sprout god (lag∞n), Sunday, 24 June 2018 15:35 (one year ago) link

kawhi is a very methodical player wonder what hell look like when he leaves the most methodical team in the league, my guess hell take a step down from his mvp candidate play to more of a paul george esque very good two way allstar level

sprout god (lag∞n), Sunday, 24 June 2018 15:41 (one year ago) link

also like who knows where his head is at, feel like theres pretty big downside risk in making a big trade for him, especially if the team that does it is dysfunctional

sprout god (lag∞n), Sunday, 24 June 2018 15:43 (one year ago) link

25 teams are dysfunctional

ciderpress, Sunday, 24 June 2018 16:02 (one year ago) link

exactly

sprout god (lag∞n), Sunday, 24 June 2018 17:16 (one year ago) link

allow me to break it down

1. the celtics destroyed the sixers in the playoffs a month ago
2. the celtics are adding kyrie and hayward
3. the sixers are adding kawhi and losing prob redick and saric

how does this not shift the competitive balance even further in the celtics favor

4 ben simmons was utterly exposed

― sprout god (lag∞n), Sunday, June 24, 2018 11:20 AM (two hours ago)

because it's totally possible that the sixers have the 3 best players in that series?

k3vin k., Sunday, 24 June 2018 18:05 (one year ago) link

for real. kawhi, assuming healthy, is better than any one player on the celtics. celtics definitely deeper in this hypothetical though, but that matters less in the playoffs.

21st savagery fox (m bison), Sunday, 24 June 2018 18:06 (one year ago) link

arguing about the future usually requires someone to invoke hovercraft and personal jet packs, or their nba equivalent

A is for (Aimless), Sunday, 24 June 2018 18:08 (one year ago) link

not sure why having the 3 best players is a metric that matters if having the 2 best players didn't

ciderpress, Sunday, 24 June 2018 18:09 (one year ago) link

fwiw i dont think simmons will be better than tatum or that embiid played better than horford, but with a little time i think embiid will be better than horford and simmons makes some leaps. shit's all speculative at this point obv.

21st savagery fox (m bison), Sunday, 24 June 2018 18:11 (one year ago) link

not sure why having the 3 best players is a metric that matters if having the 2 best players didn't

― ciderpress, Sunday, June 24, 2018 2:09 PM (thirty-six minutes ago

3 >2 i just checked

k3vin k., Sunday, 24 June 2018 18:46 (one year ago) link

checks out

sprout god (lag∞n), Sunday, 24 June 2018 18:54 (one year ago) link

check out this video of lagoon getting owned by LOGIC

21st savagery fox (m bison), Sunday, 24 June 2018 18:56 (one year ago) link

o shit

sprout god (lag∞n), Sunday, 24 June 2018 19:06 (one year ago) link

i....don’t think the sixers would have the three best players in that series.

call all destroyer, Sunday, 24 June 2018 19:30 (one year ago) link

(they wouldnt, but kawhi would be the best)

21st savagery fox (m bison), Sunday, 24 June 2018 19:30 (one year ago) link

they might not, but it's not crazy. kawhi is an MVP-level player, and simmons and embiid are young enough and good enough that imagining them being at that level in a year or two isn't inconceivable

k3vin k., Sunday, 24 June 2018 19:49 (one year ago) link

obviously the same could be said for the celtics kids

k3vin k., Sunday, 24 June 2018 19:49 (one year ago) link

yeah i mean tbh the suggestion was so ludicrous i didnt even bother to engage

sprout god (lag∞n), Sunday, 24 June 2018 20:35 (one year ago) link

simmons is actively bad and embiid is desperately searching for any shred of maturity

sprout god (lag∞n), Sunday, 24 June 2018 20:36 (one year ago) link

like they are both so beatable, total marks at this point

sprout god (lag∞n), Sunday, 24 June 2018 20:36 (one year ago) link

that team the celtics beat them with my lord lol, like everyones all wait til philly ages a lil but they got beat by a younger teammmmmm lol

sprout god (lag∞n), Sunday, 24 June 2018 20:37 (one year ago) link

tatum is ~2 years younger than simmons! and 4 years younger than embiid

sprout god (lag∞n), Sunday, 24 June 2018 20:39 (one year ago) link

brown is younger than both of them too!

sprout god (lag∞n), Sunday, 24 June 2018 20:39 (one year ago) link

conceding the point overall, yung celtics are better than yung sixers right now. just feel like we cant overlook the role of the celts vets esp horford in leading that team. and also adding kawhi to the sixers would significantly alter the equation.

21st savagery fox (m bison), Sunday, 24 June 2018 20:51 (one year ago) link

yeah I mean young dudes struggling in their first playoff appearance is not something that is new. the celtics seemed impervious to this in that series but obviously someone has to win the series, can’t discount the brad effect either

k3vin k., Sunday, 24 June 2018 20:55 (one year ago) link

the fultz question mark is still huge too

k3vin k., Sunday, 24 June 2018 20:56 (one year ago) link


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