2013 both star and sheldon played great, both looked like they should have been picked in the first five picks. 2014 Sheldon blew by star and continued to look like a top five pick, while star looked like a third rounder last year.
100% no. One of the biggest reasons for the game success is non-guaranteed money. Think about it, would NBA/mlb/NHL/etc be a better game if you could be cut like NFL players? It richens the game with players that have to prove it with effort. NBA game each quarter is 10 minutes of going though the momotions, then last 2 minutes put out effort. * not all teams work in this manner ie spurs Plus its a simple numbers game and supply demand. NFL= 53 man + 10 PS +32 teams. Nba= 15 players + 30 teams. If the nfl players are 6'5, 40 inch very, jay bolas wingspan, very fast/quick and able to score against the same build of player well you have a small chance to play nba. Otherwise the nfl allows 350 lbs men, 5'10 quick twick to earn a few hundred thousand rather than drive a truck. Peppers is a good example too even the recent ped busted gates. Peppers is in fact a basketball player playing nfl, hmmmm I wonder why? Cause he can make more money, of course. Pepper could/maybe made a nba team and become a 15 min role player, but the earning would have nothing compared to the nfl money. Just to throw this out there too, golf is by far the best sport to play if given the choice. Great money, you're your own boss, play into your 60s.
The only thing I like about frank is he piss off the other team. In a sense of showing respect, frank had that effect on teams that played against him. They pratice , got coached up, and read the scouting reports on how to stop frank, cause if you did that greatly increased your chance to win. It rarely happened and it pissed off the team that a goofy white boy took them to school.
2nd round picks main value in today's NBA is its worth around 1 million. Truthly Boston's 28th first rounder is worth less than 31st overall pick. Teams know the players so well these days, very very few surprises. Late round first results the talent pool is dry, so you're stuck paying a bench warmer millions for three or so years. Its a waste of cap space and roster space.
Checkout the current FA market, its flooded with guys you know can give you solid minutes for the same cost. Of course there are rare expections, like the spurs drafting great late in the draft. That was also a few years ago too. Lastly I'd be super leary of trading for east coast picks. You may think you're getting a lotto pick, but any team could go on a run and make the playoffs. Imo after the 14th pick in this years draft their was no/very little difference(talentwise) between the next 40 picks. Except you're on hook for more money in the first.
So if Boston did offer 3-6 picks starting at #4, everyone else knew they where worthless in a sense. They don't fix problems they create more problems.
But but hes ....well you know........... Im willing to overlook his pigment cause the game looks legit. Unlike adumb morrison tears or the big hardynot handsome game. He scores and believes he's #1, so long that not cockyness . Score at will bruh, we need someone that can score. Not getting my hopes up those, I think he's gone before #9, I'm almost calling it a 100% lock he's gone before 9. Only chance is moving up, which depends on the price.
Wow this helps make up for the talent trade off in the lance deal. Sure lance was a tumor, but he was a talented one. Hawes and lamb is much better than hawes&barnes.
This is where cho shined in the pass, this is more like the cho I want running the team..... now if he could just fix the drafting part....
I'm going full madden tard here.....
Since about 2005 I've placed # 1-3 each year in a just about all fantasy bball leagues I enter, which is waaay too many. Batum is a fantasy managers dream. He's a stat stuffing machine across all categories.
He had a awful year this pass season, true in using his measuring stick. Still this a gamble that could end very bad or very good. Last years team, well most here saw the terrible results in a weak eastern league. Cho is at least trying to shake things up, cause we know what doesn't work. Lance didn't, henderson shooting 3 didn't, young buck confused on the court didn't. ....... we'll see in due who got the better of this trade. Imo cho took a needed risk and got a prime ak-47, Marion, or iggy type that will not be playing 3/4 fiddle in the scoring department. All he gave up was another one year player that was very replaceable and a young guy who may or may not be a player tie AFTER his rookie deal is up.
Yes it sucks, about the one year contract. Bird rights are super valuable these days.
Barnes and the 9th, maaaaaay get the 11th in return at best........
Barnes contract is more valuable than barnes and I like his game. Who knows some team close or over the cap tax could be in the market for 2.5 million in space.
I was 100% wrong about calling lance the best value signing of last year. The guy couldn't shoot AT-all and was very toxic. It just didn't work and best to part ways. Every team knew they wanted to dump lance, shocked they founded a taker. Doc is making a HUGE gamble, shocked lance got this in return.
Pantherfan49 is one of the best posters here, by far. Hell I even remember him form the old scout days............ one of few I look forward to reading. Down to earth, informed, and drops knowledge on many topics. Post more, bruh!!
I know some games you could cover the names of both kemba and lance, then match the stats to the player...... hard to tell which is which. Pro tip- lance got rebounds most times.
I got sooooo many predictions wrong, I cannt list them all.
Before season this is a solid 5/6 seed team.
Lance was the best value signing in the whole FA, a steal. Roberts was another great value signing.......
Clifford was a good coach, should finish in top five for COY.
Enough of my fails, what about zeller over noel...... outside of 2-3 weeks walker was petty bad. He played top 5 PG during that time, then got injuried. Williams is currently playing hard at least, but 7 mill per is a waste this and next season. Al is awfuuulllll on D. I know he's playing hurt and all, but even a scrub scores at will on him.
Just sooooo much fail. The one play that defines this season, PJs epic fail flop.