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I really took otto at 42 and lauri at 55. I want to die.

My mind is blown everytime i see a posters talk with absolute certainty that kids in their second or third year can't improve.  These guys are 21 and 22 years old in most cases and are not a final pro

FG% anchor, not in the good way.

7 hours ago, ginocan said:

I. Am. Disappointed. 
 

Might. Be. My. Biggest. Draft. Regret. 
 

Dejounte. Murray. Is. Keeping. This. Guy. From. The. Frontrunner. 

Funny. I'm suffering with these two as well. We will see if patience is a virtue.

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Can't believe it's come to this, but is anyone else thinking of dropping him in standard size leagues? I'm not quite there yet, but I'm looking at his production and realizing that if this was a waiver wire pickup I'd have already dropped him by now, and that might be the definition of the sunk cost fallacy.

I know he for sure wouldn't clear waivers, and I keep reminding myself that there's a reason why we expected him to have top 50 value this year, but unless Boylen gets fired or he's been playing through injury this whole time, I'm not sure when it becomes unrealistic to expect a turnaround

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15 hours ago, blazeh said:

Can't believe it's come to this, but is anyone else thinking of dropping him in standard size leagues? I'm not quite there yet, but I'm looking at his production and realizing that if this was a waiver wire pickup I'd have already dropped him by now, and that might be the definition of the sunk cost fallacy.

I know he for sure wouldn't clear waivers, and I keep reminding myself that there's a reason why we expected him to have top 50 value this year, but unless Boylen gets fired or he's been playing through injury this whole time, I'm not sure when it becomes unrealistic to expect a turnaround

I think everyone is, but you just can't, as most of us took him in round 4 to 6.

Look at it this way, if he was dropped and you were an opposing team, would you take a shot at him, and drop your worst guy for him? The answer is yes, 100%. 

There's just too much potential, and he showed it his first game, where he had 35pts &17rbs. 

To be honest, I'm just wondering if I keep him on my bench until he returns to form, because he's more hurting my team than helping...

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1 hour ago, LosingEffort said:

actually he's in the ww in two leagues I play and nobody has courage to pick him up
owners who dropped him are last in standings 😂 

 

Wow really. I have never really seen it with him, but if he was sitting on my wire even I would still pick him up and just put him on my bench to see if I am wrong and he eventually put it together.

Drafting him is one thing, but picking him up for free is a no risk proposition.

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I'm considering dropping in a 10 team league, once all my players are healthy again I might have to make the move to make space.

I'm getting flashbacks to Brook Lopez in LA though, where I held until about January, then dropped, then he suddenly turned it around and was a top 40 player for the last 6 weeks or so of the season.

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2 hours ago, JStyles said:

I'm considering dropping in a 10 team league, once all my players are healthy again I might have to make the move to make space.

I'm getting flashbacks to Brook Lopez in LA though, where I held until about January, then dropped, then he suddenly turned it around and was a top 40 player for the last 6 weeks or so of the season.

Omg that Brook season caused me many nightmares. Ended up trading him for Serge, then the obvious Brook resurgence happened. 

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Nothing's changed. That offense is just so stagnant. Blame Boylan. His whole system is set in the past. No adjustments, no plays. Just bang it out and iso. They win when Zach gets hot. And Zach and Boylen are also squabbling. 

This team, on paper, has better talent than this. But nothing will change until Boylan is fired. And he is untouchable with that extension. Guys, I had lowball offers out on Lauri, but I think I just talked myself into cancelling them. Gotta run.

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5 hours ago, David2001 said:

Everyone getting excited on 20-7 stat line that should be considered  a quiet game for lauri. If this is considered a good game for lauri then im still worried

 

dead cat bounce imo.  he still looks lethargic.  made a few more shots the last couple games but in this offense that's all he is.

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8 minutes ago, laurilegend said:

 

dead cat bounce imo.  he still looks lethargic.  made a few more shots the last couple games but in this offense that's all he is.

I was going to say the exact same words. Note Memphis is tied for #24 in defensive ranking as a team. I'm glad for Lauri, but if you look in his eyes, you see fear. Like a hostage. Boylen may cause irreparable harm. I'm not even kidding.  

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9 hours ago, David2001 said:

Everyone getting excited on 20-7 stat line that should be considered  a quiet game for lauri. If this is considered a good game for lauri then im still worried

 

Well the boards may not comeback because Wendell is not as generous as the established veteran ROLO was, young guy still growing and needs those numbers.

 

Rolo and Otto seem to be constants in a lot of Lauri's good games last year. At least one of them is still there.

 

Otto is probably the only person less assertive and more passive than Lauri, my hope is if he comes back and starts playing well, the ball will start swinging a little more, forcing Lauri in a position to be more aggressive again, but with with the spacing that Hutchinson, Shaq Harrison and Dunn won't provide.

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