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Please don't overpay for Stephenson.

 

Someone is going to. His name has also been one popping up a lot (in the wrong way) with the recent locker room dysfunction talk in Indy.  

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I think I'm a little more comfortable with them taking the draft route with acquiring a shooter/sg. I don't have the FA list in front of me, but I've soured on Stephenson. There still may be another guy that I would be interested in but this is going to be a good year to get a shooter from a DP. 

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Y'all are crazy if you think Stephenson doesnt fit this team from a basketball perspective.  He takes some of the creative burden off Kemba, if you stagger his minutes he can be the backup PG (play him in the backcourt with Gary Neal or something), and he would be the second best 3 point shooter on the team.  Not to mention hes 23 and still improving

 

Now if you think hes a bad fit off the court, thats a legit argument.  Hes been getting cocky this year after everyone talked him up in last years playoffs and earlier this season, and getting a big ego to early can really hurt a player's game

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Y'all are crazy if you think Stephenson doesnt fit this team from a basketball perspective.  He takes some of the creative burden off Kemba, if you stagger his minutes he can be the backup PG (play him in the backcourt with Gary Neal or something), and he would be the second best 3 point shooter on the team.  Not to mention hes 23 and still improving

 

My argument would be that you could say this exact same thing, word for word, with Gordon Hayward (except he's 24, but only 5 months older than Stephenson). He's a better offensive player and has no off-court concerns as well. I would pay more for Hayward than I would for Stephenson.

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My argument would be that you could say this exact same thing, word for word, with Gordon Hayward (except he's 24, but only 5 months older than Stephenson). He's a better offensive player and has no off-court concerns as well. I would pay more for Hayward than I would for Stephenson.

 

The difference is Utah is going to match any offer to Hayward (a restricted FA). I would like him too but realistically I cant us getting him

 

Stephenson is very much available

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The difference is Utah is going to match any offer to Hayward (a restricted FA). I would like him too but realistically I cant us getting him

 

Stephenson is very much available

 

pay him max. fug it

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I dont think either Lance or Hayward is really going to be an option. 

 

Talked with my friend in Indiana about Lance and they love him. He said they really want him back and trading Danny Granger was really a move motivated by resigning Lance. Turner will be set free after the season.... Just his opinion on the team. 

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The one position that an be easily upgraded is the backup PG.  LR is really bad and Kemba has some shitacular nights and also gets dinged up some.  

 

Hendo's game has dropped off since he got that contract.  I think you can have one of Hendo and MKG on the team, but not both.  

 

I'm cautiously hoping that Zeller continues to improve and replaces McBob.  McBob is needed for ball movement, but he isn't a great rebounder and occasionally disappears for games.

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Hendo holds back the offense bc you dont know what you will get from him.

He has the skills to be a solid shooting guard but he is content to pass the ball and still has not progressed as a good outside threat but has the range.

It just seems like a work ethic thing and he is still too lefty strong which makes him super guardable.

Its sad bc he has elite athletic ability but just seems not to have the Bball IQ you want from a guard. More just a good athlete off the bench...i hate that his second half of last season is his outlier and not what he seemingly was becoming.

Fool us once...

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Didn't McRoberts take less money when he signed the contract bc he felt we was actually wanted here. I don't see him leaving bc of this.

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We need more than just a "solid" 3rd option.
I don't care how much you hate Lance or if you can't seem to warm up to him, the guy can play ball. If you want to win, you better pray we grab him for the long run before anyone else.


On another note, I hate mkg as our 3. However, We could deal with a defense only guy at the 3 if we got a potential allstar at 2. It all makes sense, you just have to put aside personal opinion.

As far as money goes, we have plenty. We could sign a max plus more next year. Even if we overpay a great player, we are in position to secure what we have and add better role players.

I believe we find out how much our front office wants to win this offseason. Very important for us.

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I disagree with bringing in melo entirely because of age.

I don't just want to win once and go back to below .500 2-3 years later. I want to build a team that forms a reputation of winning so that we are able to be a solid team year in year out.
Players want to win.(most of them)

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