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  1. 2018-2019 Breakout Candidates

    I think he'll likely be more of a late breakout candidate in the 2nd half of the season. They'll start Ibaka for the time being because he's being paid so damn much, and he'll put up average numbers as he's been declining every year of his career... but once Nurse gets more wins under his belt and management gives the go-ahead to tinker with the roster, I can see them using Siakam at the 4 to start and end games. The guy has such a good feel for the game on both ends, and for someone who only started playing in his late teens, he has a pretty high bball IQ. There was still some rawness in his game last year, but what I'm seeing in the workout videos and Rico Hines scrimmages is very promising. Ibaka was super frustrating to watch for chunks of last season, especially late in the season and the playoffs, and I hope they realize that early and limit his minutes as the season goes on.
  2. Kawhi Leonard 2018-19 Season Thread

    This is exactly where I see it too. He didn't look too bad in his 9 games, just rusty. The Raps are also pulling all stops to try to convince him to stay in Toronto. They just hired his childhood friend Jeremy Castleberry to the staff. Castleberry used to be the Spurs' assistant video coordinator, and I'm guessing he has a similar role here. So a healthy Kawhi, who's content and happy (for now), on a top 5 offensive and defensive team, with a team that will likely defer to him as much as possible (if you go by what coach Nick Nurse said when he met with Kawhi)... that's going to be a steal in the 2nd round if he's healthy. As per @PuzzBeterson2 question about system, I'm not super worried. Nick Nurse is the primary architect for the Raptors' improved offensive system last year. It's a modern one predicated on ball movement, 3pt shooting, and floor spacing, which can then open up the floor for drives into the paint. I don't think this will impact Kawhi that much really. DeMar's usage rate went down last season from 34% to 29.6% when the new offense was implemented but Kawhi's never really had a super high usage rate anyway because he's pretty efficient. Put it this way: If DeMar (a heavily ISO, midrange shooting guard who is not great at the 3) could put up almost 18 shots, score 23 ppg and dish 3 ast last year, then I'm not terribly worried that a more efficient, more dynamic offensive player like Kawhi can fit in.
  3. 2018-19 Sleepers and Busts

    My bad, I honestly misread your post and thought you said they would be 9th and 13th overall pick value, which if healthy they probably would be at... I might even overvalued them in my keeper leagues to the mid draft but at 9th and 13th round then that's a no brainer
  4. 2018-19 Sleepers and Busts

    The thing with that is, neither of their teams have any real incentive to give them heavy minutes early on, so if your strategy entails drafting them early and waiting it out for them to come back, get ready to be frustrated when they come back rusty, on a minutes limit, not playing back-to-back games, and then in Boogie's case, rested for the playoffs. Their fantasy playoff schedules aren't amazing either IIRC... I know I'm not touching either of them til the 5th or 6th rounds at the very least, and that's only if I get the targets I want to anchor whatever play style I decide on by then. Maybe being in a Dynasty or Keeper league bumps it up a bit in the long term, but if you're trying to win now, I don't know if it's worth losing out on the productivity of a legit 1st or 2nd round player for half a season or more.
  5. Kawhi Leonard 2018-19 Season Thread

    Would the Spurs have even offered him the supermax? Legit question, as this is a team that's gotten stars and superstars to take pay cuts to play with them... Especially given Kawhi's injury history, I just didn't see it happening TBH. Also, are you assuming that Kawhi was healthy enough to play his a** off for a chunk of last year, and he just opted not to? The dude had a weird and complicated tendon injury, and felt that he wasn't ready to play, at the behest of the medical staff. Gotta trust that a player should know their own body, and he just doesn't seem like the type to take a year off playing the game that he loves unless it was really an issue. All that to say, I think if Kawhi is available in late 2nd or beyond, you have to roll the dice on him... He has too much to lose if he dogs it this coming season, not just monetarily, but reputation-wise.
  6. Kawhi Leonard 2018-19 Season Thread

    What does this even mean?
  7. Bold Predictions for the 2018-2019 Season

    Kawhi decides to stay with the Raptors, and the Spurs hire Bruce Bowen as a TV analyst
  8. Collin Sexton 2018-2019 Season Outlook

    Having Love and Sexton on the same team is kind of awesome...
  9. Bold Predictions for the 2018-2019 Season

    I am so ready to draft Dejounte early this year...
  10. Rotoworld Summer H2H Mock Draft

    Yeah, I think Blake will be great this year if he can stay healthy too... And who knows – maybe the Pistons medical staff will do for him what they've done for Drummond and keep him healthy. But after owning too many injury prone guys, I'm definitely gonna let someone else roll the dice on that.
  11. Rotoworld Summer H2H Mock Draft

    Interesting... I'm in a 2 keeper league where my keepers are Kawhi and Butler, so basically I'm starting out where you did. My strategy is going to be punting assists, build on efficiency and defense, while drafting for health...
  12. Kawhi Leonard 2018-19 Season Thread

    Yeah I don't understand why people are still thinking he won't report. He needs to play to show he's worth max to any team out there, so if he's healthy, he'll play or risk missing out on a big contract next year, while also getting fined for each missed game. If he's still injured, then that's a different matter, but he can't afford to sit out again. Besides, him sitting out last year was an issue between him and his people, and the Spurs front office. He won't pull he same stunt on Toronto unless their team doctors misdiagnosed and clear him to play before he's ready.
  13. Rotoworld Summer H2H Mock Draft

    According to him on his first podcast episode he was actually playing with a groin tear last year that was misdiagnosed by the Spurs medical staff, which explains the inconsistency. He should be better in Toronto this year, considering the offensive is gonna thrive on kick out 3s, and he can hit corner 3s efficiently.
  14. Bold Predictions for the 2018-2019 Season

    Melo actually agrees to come off the bench; becomes an efficient scorer. Kawhi has a bounce back season and posts top-5 numbers. Trae Young has a better season than Luka Doncic. Kevin Love plays over 65 games, posts 23/11 with a few 3s, gets traded at deadline. Dwight Howard becomes respected by his new teammates. LaVar Ball gets angry at the Lakers (ok that one's not so bold).
  15. Vent & Rant Thread 2017-2018

    I came back to fantasy ball after a 7 year hiatus but I'm pretty much done for the season in a 12 man h2h 2 keeper league. My best players were Kawhi (k), CP3 (k), Gobert, Blake and Otto. Also later grabbed Lavine thinking he'd be back in December. Hell, even my lower level guys like KCP got hit with a court case where he can't leave the state of California. Sure CP is back and putting up nice numbers but without another superstar high usage player to pair with him, I'm getting slaughtered. I learned the hard way that a balanced team is only really good when everyone plays. I'm gonna have to go small ball next year or figure something out with CP and Kawhi as keepers. I also happened to play the top 6 teams early in the season and there were weeks I could've won if I was just paired with a different opponent. Ugh. This is probably the most demoralizing season I've had in this game...