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  1. Bam Adebayo Season Outlook 18-19

    I generally rate guys based on their contract, which is essentially how the market rates them. The Heat made a huge mistake and MASSIVELY overrated Whiteside and he is on one of the worst contracts in the league. His attitude is terrible and that is part of the package. Do you really think Rick Carlisle would tolerate Whiteside? Man he'd be done with him in no time. That's why I don't rate him and as @jhsong916 mentions I also talk more about IRL basketball than most on this blog because (1) it's fun to chat about and (2) it is IMO the most underrated part of fantasy basketbsll. Appreciate the apology, humility on here and in general is pretty few and far between these days.
  2. Bam Adebayo Season Outlook 18-19

    Dude, I don't even own Bam, but I'm watching him close because I like his hustle and upside. https://stats.nba.com/player/1628389/ Bam 2.2 +/- https://stats.nba.com/player/202355/ Whiteside -2.3 +/- (worst since his rookie year). Sure it's not all his fault as his fellows starters are partly to blame. But the only thing that sucks worse than Whiteside is his contract, he is not improving his team: "Whiteside is leading the league in blocks and is 3rd in rebounding." This is all Whiteside cares about putting up stats. I've never said Bam is an all-star, but at least he gives effort into trying to improve his team and winning. The heat are terrible 11-14 (and on a two game win streak without Whiteside) and he has by far their biggest contract so a lot of what they do comes down to him and he doesn't care. Convince me otherwise that Whiteside is a good player. He is useful in fantasy while ever he plays because he is a stat chaser, but he is injury prone and once again (justifiably) he is in Spolstra's dog-house because his attitude sucks. That will effect his fantasy value as it already has. "posting this nonsense every week" I've made a grand total of 2 post on this Bam Adebayo board and both happened in the last day. Might want to turn down the hyperbole a little bro...
  3. Bam Adebayo Season Outlook 18-19

    Except that irving is good and Whiteside is $hit. They are a better team with Bam on the floor. No two ways about it. They need to just forget about Whiteside and his terrible contract and play bam. Why showcase whiteside, every team knows what he is and no one is touching that toxic contract. Just play the future big of your franchise... Surely
  4. Juancho Hernangomez 2018-19 Season Outlook

    Ladies and gents, welcome to:
  5. Bam Adebayo Season Outlook 18-19

    Hate to burst your buddles, but even with all the stupid franchises in the NBA right now no-one is trading for Whiteside this year (and probably not next year either). He has $52M left over the next 2 years. YUK! He has a poor attitude, is more interested in stat padding than helping his team, and they are worse with him on the floor; Heat are stuck with him. The Heat are in a really BAD place right now. They are full of bad contracts that they can't trade and have no chance in competing. They should just eat Whiteside's contract and bench him and roll with Bam... Bam looms:
  6. Khris Middleton 2018-2019 Season Outlook

    Bud has turned this team into a force. If Middelton wants to throw tantrums like a toddler then I'd send him to the doghouse too. Middleton has A LOT to prove. He is 1/3 in the playoffs (finally made an appearance last season after two complete no shows before that even though they still got bounced in 1st round). He is a solid player, but this is not the time to be acting like you are some sort of HOF. Middleton is at the point where his career goes in a Klay Thompson direction (great asset to excellent teams) or a Michael Redd type direction (overrated scorer on terrible teams). This sort of $hit suggests he is more likely heading for the latter. I think the Bucks could easily replace him if he decides to jump ship and they won't lose much. He is a nice fantasy asset, but IMO he is a little overrated IRL, average defender and decent scorer. But don't kid yourself - this team is about Giannis, and they are good because of him. Middleton alone isn't going to win you anything. If he leaves the I'm sure then magic, kings or Knicks will throw a mega contract at him and he'll get his pay and then be part of those joke franchises (battling for the 8th seed year after year). Another example of why real life affects fantasy...
  7. Jakob Poeltl 2018-2019 Season Outlook

    LMA really needs to become a legit outside threat for that to happen. But as a Raptor fan I know a lot about Poeltl. He is really good and smart player. He can't shoot but is an excellent defender, moves his feet brilliantly, runs the floor well and his passing game is underrated. He works his ar$e off too. I can't really understand why he was in Pop's doghouse. Admittedly the fit with DeMar and LMA isn't great due to spacing, but the Spurs defense is terrible and Yak would improve that. Who really knows what Pop will do. The spurs are a bunch of square pegs for round holes right now - there are some good defenders that can't shoot and some good shooters that can't defend And when your two franchise guys are poor defenders, that live off the mid-range game you know you are going to struggle when that is the description of your role players. Tough fits all around. Said it in the summer and nothing has shown me reason for change - IMO spurs aren't making the playoffs...[so they might as well see what they got in Poeltl and roll him out...but I also can't see Pop waving the white flag...]
  8. Kyle Anderson 2018-2019 Outlook

    These sort of guys (Bazemore is another example) are really tough for weekly leagues. these big games really inflate their value, then they throw out a bunch of boring duds (BazeGod's duds definitely hurt more than Anderson's) when they are in your line-up and you bench them for the next week then of course they throw up these sort of gems when they are on your bench. Its tough going. Anderson has been trending up a little, but there are some wings coming back very soon. Will be interesting to see how he does the rest of the way. Beautiful line last night though...
  9. Lonzo Ball 2018-2019 Season Outlook

    He is driving me bonkers right now. These last few sort of lines make him SO valuable to punt FT% build, yet he is just so frustratingly inconsistent. People that talk about him being a bad fit along with LeBron are actually just stat watching. He is actually a great fit because he does what he does on such low usage, is a brilliant transition baller and is a REALLY good defensive PG. The weakness is still his shooting. If somehow he can generate some consistency on his 3-pt shot he should be solid the rest of the way. But it's SUCH a big if.
  10. Wendell Carter Jr. 2018-2019 Season Outlook

    Try and pay a little attention to opponents. Adams is a tough game for the most experienced Centres in the league.
  11. 2018-2019 Most Overrated Players

    ummm...am I missing something
  12. Avery Bradley 2018-2019 Season Outlook

    Remember when this cat was pulling down 6 rbs a game with Boston!! Just shows how focussed the Celtics are on team rebounding. I really like their collective rebounding, literally the only thing about the Celtics you'll ever hear me admit I like... Bradley is starting to round into form. Could be a nice glue guy if he can get that FG% back to a respectable level
  13. Miles Bridges 2018-2019 Season Outlook

    Two wrongs don't make a right
  14. Nikola Jokic 2018-19 Season Outlook

    The only build in which Jokic is better than AD is if you play in some dynasty league where finishing lower in the standings gives you a better pick of the rookies and you really really value Zion or Barret.
  15. Kent Bazemore 2018-2019 Season Outlook

    I just had a need to listen to this video 2 days ago. Crowded house!! @StifleTower2: