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  1. This is a dumb post based on nothing. A lot of players have been supportive of JI making his own choices, just like with Leonard.
  2. "Jonathan Isaac suffered a torn ACL in his left knee, the Orlando Magic announced on Sunday." Another lost year. Wondering if it's really just bad luck or if it also has to do with him having had a lengthy lay-off, then having the Corona shut down and coming back with a short practice period and playing full games.
  3. Looking for smart, experienced, communicative manager to take over this team (keep 13/15): G Jimmy Butler / Kyle Lowry / Markelle Fultz / Evan Fournier / Justise Winslow / Eric Gordon / Patty Mills / Brandon KnightF Danilo Gallinari / Nemanja Bjelica / Jae Crowder / Danuel House Jr.C Joel Embiid / Hassan Whiteside / Willie Cauley-Stein dedicated forum, no salary, yahoo based, no buy in.
  4. You're playing against people who can only draft from the same 1990 poule, though. Season totals for players, create a team that will beat 15 others in roto set up. Announce year to pick for when draft starts
  5. Hey guys, while we wait out the final decision on this season, would it be a nice idea to do a live forum draft for a random historical season? We collect a bunch of managers, say 16, and just like we do a mock draft every year, we announce our picks in a dedicated thread. But, here's the kicker: we randomly pick a year between, let's say 1987 and 2012. After we have gone through the draft, we can analyse the teams via a roto system and see who did best for that season. A bit of a forum version of this one: If it's a success: Rinse & repeat. Who would be in?
  6. Bad idea. Will ruin your body. Hydroxychloroquin is probably a better solution. But still not tested properly.
  7. Too bad the explanation is not true to what is actually going on in that pic.
  8. Players owned in 50% of the leagues, or less: Duncan Robinson (49%) Players owned in 25% of the leagues, or less: Terence Davis (21%) Seth Curry (13%) Gary Trent jr. (10%) Furkan Korkmaz (8%) Juancho Hernangomez (6%) Avery Bradley (3%) Grant Williams (2%) Jordan Poole (2%) Cody Martin (1%) * Knicks only play twice the upcoming two weeks (related). Sixers, Clippers, Magic, Cavs, Rockets, Grizzlies, only play three games in the upcoming two weeks. Read more: Last week’s suggestions: Nerlens Noel (48%) – Unfortunately for Noel owners, the Thunder didn’t trade Adams. Yet, he’s been useful either way, with a blocked shot in every game of this calendar year. Keep an eye on minutes, hasn’t hit 20 in three straight. Glenn Robinson III (33%) – Dealt to Philly, Good landing spot. Watch closely. Danuel House Jr. (32%) – Good steals numbers lately, minutes no issue, consistency is. Trevor Ariza (36%) – Better in real life, so far for Portland, than fantasy. Cody Zeller (45%) – Charlotte released MKG and Marvin Williams, but center rotation is still the same. Very very low ceiling end of bench option. Hasn’t had a great year so far. Jalen Brunson (23%) – Averaging almost 17 ppg over last 5 games. Luka will return soon, which means Brunson’s value is nearing its end. He’s been productive for the owners which managed to grab him in time. Patty Mills (8%) – A stinker for every two good games. End of bench option. Shake Milton (7%) – Minutes down to 13 in last game vs the Bulls, with Josh Richardson coming back from his hamstring injury. Drop. Jae Crowder (22%) – Had a fun first game with Butler sidelined. I think he could be useful, albeit inconsistent. Terence Davis (4%) – Too much fun.
  9. Yeeah, now he is. Someone mentioned a sophomore in a rookie thread.
  10. Portland doesn't have much money.The Ariza move was a good fit (size on wing, defense, shooting), but it was a big cost cutting move as well. Blazers most realistic move would be trading Hassan Whiteside. By moving him, even with his flaws, you'd basically be giving up on the season, since the piece coming back don't figure to be better than what Whiteside provides right now. Nurkic is not back yet, and won't be 100% this season. Behind Nurk you'd have very litttle depth. Zach Collins, Nurk are coming back.If you want to make a run this season, you need all three big men. I had hopes the Blazers would move Baze+Tolliver+..? for Dedmon+Ariza or for Dieng+?. That would have put them in a position to consider moving Whiteside for an asset with a longer contract. NOT making a move is the least disappointing move they could make. The way things are playing out right now, I'm cool with it. Next year, Simons (hopefull), Little (probably) and Trent will have taken another step as well. Hood will be back, Melo will probably be resigned.
  11. Quick roundup: Atlanta Hawks: Interested in Capela, Steven Adams. Pivoted away from Drummond due to extension demands. Hawks Expressed Interest In Trading For Jakob Poeltl. Some of those teams have inquired about John Collins, thinking the Hawks might be worried about extension talks with Collins in the offseason, Hawks have shown no interest in dealing Collins yet. Boston Celtics: Another team engaged with the Houston Rockets in trade talks for center Clint Capela. Brooklyn Nets Charlotte Hornets: Malik Monk Draws Interest From Members Of Knicks Front Office, Multiple Teams Monitoring Availability Of Marvin Williams, Hornets Identify Andre Drummond As Long-Term Target. Some names that came up in Hornets and Knicks recent talks included Julius Randle, Dennis Smith Jr., Terry Rozier and Malik Monk. Chicago Bulls: Sellers at deadline? Thad, Otto Porter, Satoransky? Denzel Valentine could be on the move. Cleveland Cavaliers: Players Feel Cavs Trying to Deal Kevin Love, Tristan Thompson, Cavs 'Resigned' That Deal Won't Happen at Deadline. Sexton available for great offer. Toronto, Houston and Dallas are among teams with registered interested in Tristan Thompson, who was pulled from tonights game with a sore quad. New York and Cleveland had been engaged in trade talks with John Henson included as part of a deal, but dialogue has since cooled. Dallas Mavericks: Mavs Exploring Possible Deals For Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, Execs Believe Grizzlies Have Offer From Mavericks For Andre Iguodala As Fallback (Courtney Lee + 2020 GSW 2nd), Robert Covington Trade Talks Pick Up With Mavs Interested Denver Nuggets: Nuggets Open To Discussing Deals For Malik Beasley, Juancho Hernangomez, Malik Beasley Receives Trade Interest From Multiple Teams, Michael Porter Jr. Remains Untouchable By Nuggets, Interested in Jrue Detroit Pistons: Asking price for Drummond is multiple 1sts, No Real Trade Market Right Now For Andre Drummond. Everybody else on team also available, incl Rose, Reggie Jackson, Wood, Kennard. Pistons Looking For Lottery-Level, 1st-Round Pick For Derrick Rose. Pistons should be able to move Markieff Morris for a second-round pick. Detroit and Phoenix are discussing a deal centered on guard Luke Kennard. Suns' first-round pick is in play. Golden State Warriors: The Warriors are "listening to pitches" for D'Angelo Russell, Would want 1st rounder from Minny. Warriors Not Interested In D'Angelo Russell For Aaron Gordon Trade, Warriors are sellers at deadline and want to move guaranteed money. New York Knicks have an offer for D'Angelo Russell. That deal would include Bobby Portis, Kevin Knox, Frank Ntilikina, Allonzo Trier and a 2nd round pick.Warriors not interested. GSW want Mitchell Robinson & Knicks unprotected 1st rounder added to offer. GSW turned down an offer of BKN’s 2020 pick AND MIN’s 2020 pick. The Timberwolves would be trading Robert Covington to HOU for the BKN pick as part of a multi-team trade. Houston Rockets: Rockets Actively Discussing Trades For Clint Capela, discussed Clint Capela packages with Atlanta and Sacramento. Looking For Impact Wing, Mike D'Antoni On Using Lineups Without Player Taller Than 6-Foot-6: 'We're 2-0 With It' (not anymore) Rockets Make Future First Round Picks Available In Trade Talks, Robert Covington Trade Talks Pick Up With Rockets Interested. "According to league sources who spoke to CNBC, Rockets owner Tilman Fertitta is seeking to shed additional salary off the team’s nearly $140 million payroll hoping to avoid a luxury tax." Indiana Pacers: Pacers Rebuffing Trade Inquiries On Myles Turner. Could get a 1st for Aaron Holiday, but no indications that they're looking to deal him. LA Clippers: Clippers Looking For Front Court Size, Wing Player Before Thursday Trade Deadline, Clippers Reportedly Show Interest In Marcus Morris. Clippers could easily deal Mo Harkless' expiring deal. Cavs’ Tristan Thompson has been made available.The Los Angeles Clippers are interested. LA Lakers: Lakers Express Interest In Trading For Derrick Rose, Kings Offered Lakers Nemanja Bjelica, Draft Pick For Kyle Kuzma Memphis Grizzlies: Teams are trying to play chicken with the Memphis Grizzlies on Andre Iguodala. Multiple contenders believe Memphis will not find a deal and will have to buy him out. Iguodala is prepared to sit out the rest of this season if Memphis isn’t able to orchestrate a trade with one of the agreed-upon teams he designated by Thursday’s trade deadline. Miami Heat: Heat Could Have Interest In Either LaMarcus Aldridge, DeMar DeRozan, Also still love Jrue's fit and Gallinari. Mentioned: Robert Covington, Shabazz Napier, Jae Crowder and Rajon Rondo. Also pay attention to a player like Brandon Ingram. Pelicans may not want to max him. Milwaukee Bucks: a lot of teams have asked about Sterling Brown. Bucks need to show that they want to be all in and help Giannis get a ring. Minnesota Timberwolves: Minnesota "has sought two first-round picks in exchange for Robert Covington.", Robert Covington Trade Talks Pick Up With Rockets, Mavs, 76ers Interested, Wolves Reject Trade Offer From Mavericks On Robert Covington, Wolves Building 'Everything' Around Karl-Anthony Towns, The Wolves are still in hot pursuit of D'Angelo Russell New York Knicks: Knicks Rule Out Trade For Andre Drummond Preferring Free Agency Pursuit, Dennis Smith Jr. Receiving Trade Interest From Timberwolves, Magic, Knicks Front Office Expected Team To Make Playoffs This Season, Sources say the Knicks seem hell-bent on keeping Marcus Morris Sr.. The Knicks have registered interest in D'Angelo Russell and discussed potential packages. New Orleans Pelicans: Teams who have called about JJ Redick have been shooed away, Is Jrue staying put? Oklahoma City Thunder: 76ers, Mavericks Amongst Teams Interested In Trading For Danilo Gallinari, Adams available? Orlando Magic: Warriors Not Interested In D'Angelo Russell For Aaron Gordon Trade Philadelphia Sixers: 76ers Express Interest In Trading For Derrick Rose, 76ers, Amongst Teams Interested In Trading For Danilo Gallinari, Robert Covington Trade Talks Pick Up, 76ers don't want to deal PF Al Horford because of Bucks. The Sixers are most likely to tinker around the fringes (E'Twaun Moore?). Phoenix Suns: Exec: Aron Baynes Could Make More Than $10M Per Year On Next Contract - Trade target for contending teams? Possible package gaining traction for Kennard: Jevon Carter, Elie Okobo and a first-round pick. Suns imagine Kennard as a 30 minute-plus per game floor spacer to complement Devin Booker, Kelly Oubre, Jr., and Ricky Rubio. Portland Trail Blazers: Not likely to make any big moves anymore. Sacramento Kings: Kings Offered Lakers Nemanja Bjelica, Draft Pick For Kyle Kuzma, Lakers countered by asking for Bogdan Bogdanovic, which the Kings refused. Hornets also want Bogadnovic. Kings Open To Reconciling With Dewayne Dedmon. Harry Giles III: declined his third-year option for next season, Team are asking about him. San Antonio Spurs: San Antonio Spurs have not yet decided whether they will explore the trade market on LaMarcus Aldridge and DeMar DeRozan, Hawks Expressed Interest In Trading For Jakob Poeltl. Woj: Spurs Heading Towards Rebuild.Spurs could be willing to part with Gay,and are also shopping Marco Belinelli at the deadline along with DeMarre Carroll Toronto Raptors: "Holiday would be a dynamite fit, but it's hard to see how the Raptors get him without dealing OG Anunoby" Utah Jazz: How available is Conley in trade talks? The Jazz and Timberwolves have discussed a trade that sends swingman Robert Covington to Utah. Washington Wizards: Bradley Beal: Wizards Need To Start Winning, Changing The Culture, Bradley Beal's extension took him off the market until the offseason, lots of team inquired about Bertans, but Washington needs to keep Beal happy.
  12. Before the season I did an analysis of rookies picked in this year’s draft, including predictions for their minutes and statistical output. I hope you have found these useful, if you haven’t read them, please find them here: Rookies & Fantasy 2019-2020 pt.1: Second Round picks Rookies & Fantasy 2019-2020 pt.2: 30-21 Rookies & Fantasy 2019-2020 pt.3: 20-11 Rookies & Fantasy 2019-2020 pt.4: Top Ten Every season, I do a quick check after the last regular season games, to see how my predictions fared. I’ve decided to do an extra check this season, and publish it here. We’re a bit past the halfway point already, but it’s interesting to see which players exceeded expectations, and which didn’t. Please keep in mind that the averages will end up quite a bit different in some cases, from the current numbers, due to many rookies seeing extended playing time in late season situations, or the other way around: get their minutes crunched due to team making a run for the playoffs. Please find the direct link to the spreadsheet with all data here: Some players which stand out: Zion’s stocks haven’t translated to the NBA, yet. His rebounding is even better than anticipated. Ja Morant scores a bit better than expected, and takes better care of the ball than I initially thought he would. RJ Barrett is exactly who we thought he was. While Culver struggled a lot early on, I think he’s on the right track. He’s a player I’d target as a buy low in dynasty settings. Jaxson Hayes is a better rebounder than I believed he would be as a rail-thin rookie. Believe it or not, Cam Reddish is playing better than I thought he would. I don’t think his upside is huge, though. PJ Washington’s hype train has slowed down a lot, after taking off early this season. I’d be all over him if he was available in my leagues – he’s a great dynasty target, as he provides vale across the board and just needs a little extra seasoning before he becomes a habitual 1/1/1 player. I love Herro’s mindset. Can’t see the Heat dealing him. Butler and Heat culture rubbing off on him very well. Absolutely love Doumbouya, and he should be the only untouchable piece on that roster. I can see him post a couple of amazing lines post AS break. Nickeil still struggling in limited minutes. Upside is there, stay patient in dynasty leagues. Goga getting even less minutes than I feared. He’s in a bad situation, but the Pacers could make a move. Still love his upside. Thybulle’s a better shooter than anticipated – he’s going to become a valuable fantasy player. Ditto for Clarke. Not so much for Grant Williams, who’ll always be a better real life player than fantasy asset. Darius Bazley’s season has been a fun ride. His upside is among the best in this class, and his playmaking ability has yet to be utilized in OKC (something I don’t expect to happen soon, with CP there – Blake Griffin’s playmaking was evident in college, and never really materialized with CP on his team). I love what I’m seeing from Little. He’s not gonna be valuable in fantasy anytime soon, though. Good pick by PDX. I’m a big Mfiondu fan, as many know. His time will come. Might even get moved to another team if the Clippers are serious about bringing in a big man before the trade deadline, but wouldn’t count on it – they love his upside and skillset. Jordan Poole is still atrocious. I want to see the Spurs slap that reset button and deal DD, Gay and LMA. They’re not going to make the playoffs this year, and they have some nice young pieces to build around. Keldon and Samanic both are playing really well in the G-League. Pop would also love Keldon’s lack of three point shooting. His minutes have been up & down, but Nic Claxton is a big talent. Brooklyn is fighting for playoff contention, and to be honest – Claxton should be a key part of their rotation going forward. Bruno Fernando struggles a lot, like all other centers in ATL. They’re looking for a veteran big man. Might be a while before the game slows down for Bruno. Really like what I’ve seen from Cody Martin. I think he should be a big part of Charlotte’s future plans. Gafford has had extremely bad luck with his injury timing-wise, as the Bulls are now playing Kornet at center, with WCjr and Lauri both sidelined. Gafford could be back soon, and will post some great stocks games ROS. Paschall has jumped on the chance to grab meaningful minutes in San Francisco. He’s not a great fantasy player due to him producing mostly popcorn stats, but a great campaign as a rookie so far. Watch Shofield’s minutes going forward. Wizards could be looking to free up more playing time for him. Wizards hopefully value his ability to cover multiple positions on defense. I know it won’t happen, but I really want to see more THT minutes. He’s killing it in the G-League.
  13. Players owned in 50% of the leagues, or less: Nerlens Noel (48%) Glenn Robinson III (33%) Danuel House Jr. (32%) Trevor Ariza (36%) Cody Zeller (45%) Players owned in 25% of the leagues, or less: Jalen Brunson (23%) Patty Mills (8%) Shake Milton (7%) Jae Crowder (22%) Terence Davis (4%) *Avoid Bulls games this week (or ROS – they’re horrible – did you see Boylen take a time out with 1:40 to play in a blowout loss?). They only play twice. Last week’s suggestions: Jerami Grant (44%) – #16 overall over past week. Having that incredible 7 block game helped a lot, but Grant is having a great run as a starter. 3 threes, 2.8 blocks, 1.5 steals over past week. Add to that 15 pts, 4.3 reb and just 1 to per game, and you understand why he’s ranked so high. Kris Dunn (31%) – Out with sprained MCL, no timetable for return. Safe drop. For a quick replacement, look at Luguentz Dort. Reggie Jackson (35%) – Came back with a vengeance – just don’t count the stinker vs Toronto. With Rose missing some time, he’s a hold in my book. Maxi Kleber (50%) – Dallas brought in WCS, yet Kleber held a top 60 overall ranking the past week, with averages of 2.3 blocks, 10 pts, 5 reb and 0.5 TO. 48.3/100 shooting splits help as well. Shabazz Napier (24%) – Trucking on with 9 ast per game over past week, 2 steals, 1.5 threes and 5 reb. Hold. Landry Shamet (16%) – For some reason he was dropped in my dynasty league, so I was able to swoop in and claim him. 12.5 ppg, 3.5 threes, 50% fg and no turnovers. Curious to see what the Clippers will do around the deadline, as it’s rumoured they want a wing defender and a big man. Shamet ranks #115 over past week. Seth Curry (16%) – Much like Shamet, low TO, decent %’s and some threes. Marquese Chriss (8%) – Top 75 over past week, and eventhough he’s on a two-way currently, I think the Warriors want to hold on. They also cleared a roster spot with the WCS trade. I’m still not a huge fan of his BBall IQ, but he’s put up 2.7 stocks and low TO over the past week. I’ll take it. Malik Monk (4%) – Still the same Monk. Bet, Knicks are gonna trade for him. Ian Mahinmi (11%) – Bryant is back, and I can see Ian’s minutes decline rapidly. Still will provide the occasional block/steal output. Thon Maker (1%) – Fighting Wood for minutes, and seems to have the upper hand. If you’re into these types of players, hold until it’s sure Drummond isn’t traded (or doesn’t bring back PF/C pieces). Doug McDermott (5%) – Minutes took big hit with Dipo coming back. TJ Warren now in the concussion protocol, but it won’t be Dougie who’ll see increased minutes.