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  1. Mario Hezonja 2017-18 Season Outlook

    I've been holding, those steals are too good to pass up with the rest of the lines he's putting up. I love per-mintue guys, as long as he keeps doing this I don't have a reason to drop yet, regardless of the minutes. If Isaac creeps in and he disappears for more than a few games then I'll gladly drop, but for now no.
  2. Josh Richardson 2017-2018 Outlook

    15 / 7 / 3 / 5 / 2 would've been sweet if he hit some 3's to round out the line but damn..
  3. I don't think anyone is expecting this level of output, but it certainly shows what he's capable of.. and this isn't like a Terrence Ross hit 50 situation, Bobby Portis always had way higher upside. I'm a Raps fan and Ross potential was severely over-blown. Dude was a mediocre off the bench 3 and "D" guy, he can't really dribble and does the same pull up move every time he goes left, had the worst FTA ratio among all college wing players. Usually when you can't create your own shot and don't drive/take contact it means all you do is catch and shoot - hence why guys like Wes Johnson always sucked. Portis on the other hand has a post game, floaters, he has a handle for his size, he's not a bad passer, and he has a pretty sweet catch and shoot game. His NBA comparison was a prime David West, which is pretty high praise.
  4. Aaron Gordon 2017-2018 Season Outlook

    With Vucevic back you'll see his FG% tick back up over time. It's still concerning though just how massive the drop off was. We're talking about a guy who was top 30 for about a month and a half, and he completely fell off the face of the earth once that calf injury hit and he came back without Vuc around.. Here's to hoping he bounces back, but right now sadly he's probably the worst player on my entire squad, which I guess says a lot for where I'm at, but also shows how poorly he's played.
  5. wtf... When you come back to your laptop and check his stats.... how sweet it is
  6. Mario Hezonja 2017-18 Season Outlook

    Have to disagree about the middle part... if they don't play him he's even LESS likely to re-sign there on a rookie scale 1 year deal.. teams obviously see what he's doing right now - scouts aren't stupid. Some bad team (like the Hawks or BKN or Mavs) whom are talent starved would definitely make an effort to sign him, so not playing him is essentially a death sentence, the only way they can hope to retain him is to play him and sell him on the idea that they want to build forward with him as part of the core.
  7. Will Barton 2017-18 Season Outlook

    It's also because he gets to play more with Jokic and other starters.. it's far more effective than having to play with Lyles / Faried / Plumlee like he did in spurts when he was coming off the bench. Jokic makes guys like Harris and Barton even better..
  8. Will Barton 2017-18 Season Outlook

    They should knock Wilson Chandler to the bench in favour of Barton.. Barton is just clearly a far more impactful starter, Wilson is taking the small ball 4 approach who can defend smaller 4's, but with Millsap back he seems like a better choice to head to the bench with the way Barton is playing.
  9. Will Barton 2017-18 Season Outlook

    I saw some people wondering what's with his inconsistent jekyll and hyde runs, it's one of the simpler stats to dig out: That's about as straight forward as it gets. I REALLY hope they don't let Millsap come back as a starter for the sake of my team, when this guy plays well I'm way harder to beat because as a starter he's a top 2 round value.. Those are Middleton stats with more 3's, more blocks, more assists, and fewer FTA/PPG attempts type stats...Unreal difference between him as a sub and as a starter, I hope Malone notices.
  10. James Johnson 2017-2018 Season Outlook

    His minutes are the same.. he was just playing like crap the entire season outside of the first month or so.
  11. This guy is so good that despite his teammates' shortcomings and not passing him the ball for entire quarters (yes I watch the games, and sometimes he gets 1 SHOT in an entire half), he's still ranked #1 in total value and has been #1 based on average stats over the past two weeks and #2 past 30 days.
  12. Not really. Cousins, AD, and Embiid all have higher usage and shots on a per minute basis by far compared to an all-star in Towns who should be eating next to Butler. There is a video above that outlines just that problem.. which supports what everyone here notices. People are bitching because they know what he's capable of and what his ceiling is, not because they just want their fantasy player to thrive. He's being mis-used, it's easy to see and highly supported. What does Towns have on any of them? He's way more efficient than any other big in the league in shooting across the board.. So couple that efficiency with more shots and you have a monster (and no his efficiency won't drop because he's an elite finisher, he had 5 more shots on average last year and averaged about the same %). Look at his stats as of late when his shots have gone up. That's all people are asking for. So, you think it's bitching to state that Towns had 8 shots against Chicago (jesus), 7 shots against Toronto, 8 shots against Atlanta (christ), 9 shots against Portland, 7 shots against the Clippers (1/7 shooting so excusable I guess), 7 shots against Toronto (85% shooting)? Since January 15th, Towns has 10 games with 13 shots or fewer. This guy isn't Jonas or Valanciunas or Robin Lopez, that is embarassing. All you did was dismiss it by categorizing him as a 'Center', but they're not all one and the same (there's the Capela / Adams tier, JV / Gortat, and then the Cousins / Embiid tier - they get their shots accordingly based on those tiers, and it's pretty easy to see where Towns belongs on that scale).
  13. Tomas Satoransky 2017-2018 Season Outlook

    I'm not really worried about Lawson, and especially not Rose. Rose is so banged up that he isn't trustworthy.. Lawson is more of an insurance policy incase Sato gets hurt.. Frazier went down which is why they need a back-up PG because they realized if Sato got concussed from the Portis hit they would've been forced to play Beal at PG (which I doubt they want to do). Sato is the guy right now, but his biggest enemy isn't Lawson or Frazier, it's his consistency. I think as long as he gets the minutes he'll produce, I'm just a tad confused why some games he's at 22 - 25 min, and another game he's jumping up to 30+. After his most recent career performance Brooks praised Sato and said he's been incredible and is improving every day, so he's singing his praises. I'm fairly confident in deploying him, but it's a fluid situation and you should be ready to adapt on the fly if anything weird starts happening (Lawson starts eating into his minutes, Wall makes an early return, etc.).