The Existential NBA Week 14 Thread #LaVine LaLives

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  1. stewie griffen

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    New week, new thread.

    Last week saw the return of the messiah in Zach LaVine. I will not hear of any heresy

    Trey Burke is a Knick

    Luke Walton received the dreaded tweets of confidence from management (only a month too late)

    And the Bucks have inched closer to firing Kidd (I hope).

    Warriors v Cavs tomorrow as well... nice
     

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    Miami are an example of what competent coaching can produce.
     
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    I was quite proud of my thread title tbh :D
     
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    BOOOMMM!!!!!!
     
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    Knicks Pellies game is madness!!!

    Which team is ADavis gonna play for next season? Was it Boston or Chicago?
     
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    AD has reached final grown ass clutch shot maker form

    Also **** the refs
     
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    Sorry Kristaps, run away before our rabble of an organisation destroys your career aswell
     
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    Bulls don't need a top 5 pick
     

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    Maybe, maybe not. (Ok definitely imo)

    I personally think we could use an upgrade at the 3 or the 5, so the likes of Doncic or Ayton appeal.

    Dunn's looked ok, and with Lavine slotting in next to him (presuming we retain him), with Lauri at the 4.

    All other positions are up for grabs imo. Portis is fine, but he'll never be more than an impact player (ba doom tish). I love Nwaba and Holiday, but you don't contend if you are starting them. RoLo is great, but won't fit our window

    Denzel, meh, Payne, even more meh, Felicio, even even more meh
     
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    Garpax won a trade tho.
     
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    You do realise an impact player is quite a good thing for a bench piece right? Portis to his credit has improved and has quite a number of ways to score the ball and one way of striking fear into teammates and opponents.

    Denzel has improved quite significantly now that he has a proper role other than spot up shooter, his playmaking alongside Dunn has served pretty well.

    Dunn/???
    LaVine/???
    ???/Valentine
    Markkanen/Portis
    ???/Portis/Markkanen

    That's our future at the moment, it's a solid foundation that does need that top pick and then can be fixed with the cap space available.

    Either Doncic or Ayton are perfect fits.

    If we could get him cheap I'd love to go after Nerlens Noel, he fits amazingly well next to Markkanen as that athletic rim protector.
     
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    Impact is fine from the bench. Bobby will never be a starter and that's fine.

    Still need 2 more pieces.

    Noel.... Not sure
     
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    He doesn't need to be a starter, we have Markkanen.

    Also to have 3 building blocks in one year of a rebuild is pretty damn good.
     
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    The ref's have been terrible and it's only 4 minutes in
     
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    I'm not sure i'd call Dunn a building block just yet. He's turning into a handy player, how much more development does he have in him?

    It will be interesting to see what we can turn Niko into, and if we can somehow get a top 5 pick in this draft (or even top 8 might be enough), then who knows
     
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    So Gary Payton II is now a Laker. Formerly of the Bucks in Waukee.

    Look forward to him carrying on the proud tradition of the no 20 jersey.

    [​IMG]
     
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    I'd quite easily call Dunn a building block, how can you not?
     
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    Just a weird team. They had Lillard-Shabazz-McCollum-Aminu-Nurkic. Are they hoping to out-score us or something?


    They are paying for making some completely ridiculus FA moves. It literally took the rug out from them and they became uncompetitive and cant build off McCollum/Lillard

    Meyers Lenoard is unplayable and making 10m a year. Turners a 25MPG player and making 17m.


    They played so well playing through Nurkic end of last year, they have abandoned this trying to have Lillard/McCollum basically dictate everything. Which kinda makes Turners only positive on-court ability useless
     
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    What's his ceiling? That's the only question I have.

    Realistically you need 2, more often 3 all stars to contend. Is that dunn? I personally don't think so.

    If we add a top prospect this draft it just makes things so much easier
     
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    Dunn's getting these stats because he's running the offense

    You wouldnt have him having the majority of the ball on a team going into the finals. I think he has a place in the league, but I wouldnt be thinking he's your PG for the future