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kitchensink wrote:
Jul 23rd, 2018 9:47 am
The 2019 class is projected to be extremely weak outside of RJ Barrett and I'm more than fine giving up this year's pick.

It's the 2020 pick that you really want to keep at all cost because the one-and-done rule is abolished.
It is actually the 2021 picks where that would start in the draft, not earlier.

http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/2380 ... y-shift-21
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frogger wrote:
Jul 23rd, 2018 12:02 pm
And sleeping when he didn't have the ball in his hands enough that the Raptors have a better +/- when he is on the bench.
As I mentioned pages ago, Cleveland in the series didn't defend Derozan off the ball. That's the sort of defense you see when there's a Tony Allen on the court and it's pretty sad that Cleveland wanted Derozan to shoot those inefficient 2's (which he did).

On the other end of the court, you had Korver and JR Smith rediscover their hot shooting and we got torched. Those two were a complete no show vs Boston and Indiana.
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frogger wrote:
Jul 23rd, 2018 12:08 pm
LOL by the time Kawhi became a monster and won finals MVP those guys were wearing depends.
Sorry, how many rings did Kawhi win without those guys wearing depends?
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frogger wrote:
Jul 23rd, 2018 12:02 pm
And sleeping when he didn't have the ball in his hands enough that the Raptors have a better +/- when he is on the bench.
In this past playoffs the Cavs had a better +\- with Lebron on the bench. Do you think they would have been better off without lebron?
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airpods wrote:
Jul 23rd, 2018 12:42 pm
In this past playoffs the Cavs had a better +\- with Lebron on the bench. Do you think they would have been better off without lebron?
Oh please, one is an anomaly, the other is an established ongoing stat...
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frogger wrote:
Jul 23rd, 2018 12:47 pm
Oh please, one is an anomaly, the other is an established ongoing stat...
oh please, provide the proof
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According to airpods, Kawhi was only good because he played for the Spurs. So I guess Demar should be a "Top 5" player next season then. :rolleyes:

Kawhi impacts both ends of the court. This is why Derozan's impact will never be as good even if his offense is better than Kawhi's. Basketball is played on both ends. Demar is lost on defense.
Watch this video and it sums up Demar's contribution to defense
He walks AWAY from the driving IT. Hands are down so he's not preventing any passes. He's watching the ball and has no idea where his man is.
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rems wrote:
Jul 23rd, 2018 1:59 pm
According to airpods, Kawhi was only good because he played for the Spurs. So I guess Demar should be a "Top 5" player next season then. :rolleyes:

Kawhi impacts both ends of the court. This is why Derozan's impact will never be as good even if his offense is better than Kawhi's. Basketball is played on both ends. Demar is lost on defense.
Watch this video and it sums up Demar's contribution to defense
He walks AWAY from the driving IT. Hands are down so he's not preventing any passes. He's watching the ball and has no idea where his man is.
How was lebrons defence the past few seasons? Do you still consider him a top player?

And don’t put words in my mouth. I said Kawhi is overrated, that’s it. I’ve already named numerous players that are better so I can’t see how he’s top 5.
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I didn't know we had an actual Kawhi hater on this forum.

I mean it's one thing to hate him for the injury saga (although Spurs are responsible as well) but as a player? What?
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airpods wrote:
Jul 23rd, 2018 1:53 pm
That only shows 1 season and 1 playoff season
Wrong as usual...
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RiftOfChaos wrote:
Jul 23rd, 2018 2:27 pm
I didn't know we had an actual Kawhi hater on this forum.

I mean it's one thing to hate him for the injury saga (although Spurs are responsible as well) but as a player? What?
I hate him because I think he’s overrated? Wtf?

So which of these players would you remove to put Kawhi in the top 5:

KD
Lebron
Curry
Harden
Westbrook/Anthony Davis
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frogger wrote:
Jul 23rd, 2018 2:28 pm
Wrong as usual...
Why don’t you just post it here. And while you’re at it, post lebrons too
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airpods wrote:
Jul 23rd, 2018 2:31 pm
Why don’t you just post it here. And while you’re at it, post lebrons too
I'm not going to put in the effort clipping images or copying and pasting data that won't format properly just because you can not figure out how to use a web site.

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