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Re: Call the Picks

Unread postby JCoz » Thu Jun 23, 2011 1:20 pm

e0y2e3 wrote:I'm amped up about Vala right now because he is a potential franchise center and not having him next year gets you more ping pong balls.

Cavs had him in for a secret meeting last night according to DX. OJ, of course, won't tell anyone that though.


Is this completely tongue in cheek?
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Re: Call the Picks

Unread postby Kingpin74 » Thu Jun 23, 2011 1:24 pm

Dude, I understand that the TPE is expiring. It just seems shitty to me that, in the end, the best we will be able to do with it is the 10 in this shitty draft and Corey fucking Maggette, who will then be bought out.


I think it's time to accept that we won't get a 2012 lottery pick for this trade exception. As was said earlier, a lot of our potential suitors would have a PR nightmare on their hands by trading that kind of a pick just to clear some cash. This year? You can defend it much easier unless you're Sacto. And while the top of this draft is pretty bad, I think its depth is decent. I'd love to see us end up with 1, 6, 10, and 18 (6 or 10 being Valanciunas) or something like that. We need bodies, we eventually need good role players, and we need to suck for at least another year.
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Re: Call the Picks

Unread postby e0y2e3 » Thu Jun 23, 2011 1:30 pm

JCoz wrote:
e0y2e3 wrote:I'm amped up about Vala right now because he is a potential franchise center and not having him next year gets you more ping pong balls.

Cavs had him in for a secret meeting last night according to DX. OJ, of course, won't tell anyone that though.


Is this completely tongue in cheek?


I’ve long given up trying to weigh Vala’s high ceiling/worse floor against Kanter’s better floor/lower ceiling/not playing/defense.

Said awhile ago, which ever big the FO picks I’ll live w/.

And having another year to bulk up does increase the likelihood of Vala becoming Chandler. And I've been in love w/ Chandler for years. Love that style of center in this NBA.
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Re: Call the Picks

Unread postby Kingpin74 » Thu Jun 23, 2011 1:37 pm

The other thing about Valanciunas is that stashing him delays the expiration of his rookie contract (at the time when we would hopefully be good again) by another year. You almost get a free year of his development without starting the clock to free agency. I think it's a great gamble if we can get a third lottery pick and it's even defensible at 4.
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Re: Call the Picks

Unread postby e0y2e3 » Thu Jun 23, 2011 1:38 pm

Woj's latest update on the Cavs - Bobcats - Spurs - LKSDFLKJSDf cat and mouse game hurts my head.
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Re: Call the Picks

Unread postby JJN » Thu Jun 23, 2011 1:43 pm

Word has been that Vala has been looking better than expected, and coming in bigger, not just height-wise, but coming in a little heavier too.

I agree with everything e0y said about Chandler (and the same goes for J. Noah). Vala is already heavier than Noah's or Chandler's listed weights FWIW.
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Re: Call the Picks

Unread postby e0y2e3 » Thu Jun 23, 2011 1:51 pm

NBA Today up: http://espn.go.com/espnradio/podcast/

Should be fun just to listen to Gotlieb's insanity.
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Re: Call the Picks

Unread postby JCoz » Thu Jun 23, 2011 1:56 pm

e0y2e3 wrote:Woj's latest update on the Cavs - Bobcats - Spurs - LKSDFLKJSDf cat and mouse game hurts my head.


Yah I just read that too. Only in the NBA can you see draft day trade scenarios like that.
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Re: Call the Picks

Unread postby Madre Hill, Superstar » Thu Jun 23, 2011 2:09 pm

And on the eve of the draft, the T'Wolves shitcan their head coach. They're becoming more entertaining than the Clippers.
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Re: Call the Picks

Unread postby jerryroche » Thu Jun 23, 2011 2:35 pm

I'm getting a headache.

Are these "The Days of Our Lives"??? This draft is playing out like a f**king soap opera.
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Re: Call the Picks

Unread postby Orenthal » Thu Jun 23, 2011 2:50 pm

e0y2e3 wrote:NBA Today up: http://espn.go.com/espnradio/podcast/

Should be fun just to listen to Gotlieb's insanity.


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