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  1. Mikal Bridges 2018-19 Season Outlook

    He's hit 178 of 205 free throws (86.8%) since the start of his Sophomore year and has a quicker release on three point attempts than Klay Thompson (0.73 seconds vs. 0.79 seconds). If he can maintain the high steal rate and find a way to see the court for about 28 minutes per game, we may have ourselves a top 50 player.
  2. Nikola Mirotic 2018-2019 Season Outlook

    I think he's implying the 3 point shooter would have the chance to set and shoot with no defenders. For comparison's sake, Steph hit 47/50 in practice one time in 2017. 2018 Randle taking a practice 3 vs 2018 Shaq in his TNT getup may be a coin flip. Still a strange analogy.
  3. Le'Veon Bell 2018 Outlook

    Bell can choose to hold out until the Tuesday following Week 10 (Nov. 13) and still accrue the year toward free agency. The Steelers play the Panthers on Thursday Night Football in Week 10 (Nov. 8). Given the circumstances, the logical date to sign may be the day before (Nov. 7). The Steelers would likely hold him out of the following day's game and hope to have him ready for Week 11 in Jacksonville. This would likely cut his touches from approximately 400 (16 games) to approximately 175 (7 games). It's also possible James Conner proves good enough to also eat into that workload as well. Though, Bell would need to be willing to leave $7.695 million on the table to do this. If he does, Bell secures $6.840 million guaranteed for this season (not substantially far off from the $10 million guaranteed in the contract offer he was given this summer) and enters 2019 free agency with less than half the mileage he would have likely accumulated otherwise. In the absence of the possibility of injury during the final 7 weeks, the decision to hold out until November 7 appears to be a no brainer. Given the nature of the league and the fact that injury IS a possibility, this is certainly a gamble. I hope he holds out, kills it in the final 7 weeks, remains healthy, and lands a megadeal in the offseason.
  4. Luke Kornet 2017-2018 Season Outlook

    For what it's worth, foul trouble doesn't appear to be an issue for this guy. He averaged only 2 in 32 minutes per game during his time in the G League.
  5. Dragan Bender's 2017-2018 Fantasy Outlook

    Are you down on Bender or high on Chriss?
  6. Nikola Mirotic 2017-2018 Season Outlook

    Chicago Tribune: "It has been widely reported, including by the Tribune, that Mirotic would have to agree to a trade by virtue of the two-year deal with a team option he signed as a restricted free agent. That’s technically true — but only if the Bulls don’t pick up the second-year option before trading him. If the Bulls exercise the team option first, Mirotic no longer has veto power and can be traded anywhere that a deal is found. Thus, the Bulls are in the strong position of negotiating with teams with both options. They can dangle Mirotic as an expiring contract if that team doesn’t want the option exercised, although Mirotic would have to agree to be traded to that team in that case. Or they can shop him as a productive player on a manageable two-year, $27 million deal, with the Bulls picking up the option before the trade. In that case, that team also would get Bird rights on Mirotic when he becomes an unrestricted free agent in 2019.",amp.html As a Bulls fan, I hope they keep him.
  7. Nikola Mirotic 2017-2018 Season Outlook

    Niko's value continues to climb every game and he has a no-trade clause in his contract. In what world would he approve a trade? This isn't a situation where an aging vet is looking to play for a Champion. This is a young guy (and former ACB League MVP) trying to prove a city wrong for doubting him while rebuilding his market value for his next contract negotiation, whether it's this summer or next. He's not going anywhere. Enjoy the ride.
  8. Jonathon Isaac 2017-2018 Season Outlook

    In his last 5 games, Isaac was averaging only 1.6 fouls per 36 minutes. I like dat.
  9. Markelle Fultz 2017-2018 Season Outlook

    Draft Express compared his game to Harden, Wade, Roy and Russell, while pointing out that his assist to turnover ratio, finishing at the rim %, and three point % was the best in the group.
  10. Markelle Fultz 2017-2018 Season Outlook

    How could anyone "really know" what he'll be like when he comes back? What we do know is he was the #1 pick in a LOADED draft class. The rest is up to you.
  11. John Collins 2017-2018 Season Outlook

    30 makes on his last 36 attempts.
  12. John Collins 2017-2018 Season Outlook

    Will Help In Return
  13. Markelle Fultz 2017-2018 Season Outlook

    BUY LOW. This rookie class is absolutely loaded and Fultz may be the best of them them all. We have not seen a large enough sample size to convince me otherwise and there may never be an opportunity to buy this low again.