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ncfan

Borrego would like Bridges to primarily be a PF

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This plan is so fuging stupid.. It sounds to me like another way to get Batum on the court at SF.. Because it's clear Bridges can play SF.. And it makes it even more stupid that you drafted Washington to do the same thing...

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No. No. No.

Someone did an analytics breakdown (I'll dig up the article) and it showed the lineups with Miles at the 3 were far and away our best this past season.  Situationally, he can be okay at the 4, but even in consideration of a small ball approach, that at max should be under 10 min/gm. 

He needs 15+ min at the considering the lack of talent on this squad.  Not feeling it JB. 

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1 hour ago, AggieLean said:

Well then where do you put Washington? 

Dont worry "We have a plan"

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Still scratching my head here.

If he is the plan at PF, why waste the pick on Washington vs attempt a swing at a High (highest upsode in the draft) wing in Sekou Doumbouya.  Or trade even try trading future assets (protected 1sts) to move up for Coby White when you dam well knew Kemba wasn't going to accept your low ball offer

 

I get our hands our tied until the big contracts come off the books.  But when they do come off, NBA is a different animal then the other sports.  Player just dont follow the money.  And like you see a lot of national media members say, the thought that just because MJ is the Owner that he'll attract big FA is False.

 

When we have guys come off the books and have that cap.  If we dont have good building blocks that we've built through the draft, no one will want to come here.  Itll be the same cycle of over paying avg player big money because thats all you can attract.

 

The Boston radio guy on WFNZ really pointed this out the other day.  Mentioning look, Boston is a "big market" but what brought the Irvings, the Haywards etc in was the draft picks Tatum and Brown in the top 3, Smart at 6, IT3 late that turned into a trade asset.

 

Right now, if we dont get lucky with the ping pong ball.  There is nothing enticing here thats going to make a big FA say "hey I really want to play there and have a opportunity to compete

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3 hours ago, AggieLean said:

Well then where do you put Washington? 

Borrego wants to play Washington at the 5 some and back up at the 4. 

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On 7/4/2019 at 11:40 AM, carpanfan96 said:

Borrego wants to play Washington at the 5 some and back up at the 4. 

Well that's going to be terrible in the east where you have atleast 5 or 6 teams with competent big center play..

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This is their refusal to play the hot hand. Bridges is playing better than Batum so maybe your 1st round draft pick who is showing he CAN be that guy should play. Bacon is also showing he can be that guy, he needs starter minutes. It's a young man's game and you MUST play your high draft picks when they show you they can play. That's how you get a young team that grows together and through growing pains and experience, learns where each other's shots are, where that guy is going to be.

This team has a lot of first round talent. They should be focusing on their draft investments instead of questionable, expensive and time consuming journeymen.

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Let Bridges dominate at the 3 and not have to struggle against bigger, taller, stronger guys. Why this hybrid trickery stuff? I just can't see 6'7" 225lbs holding up at PF in any kind of system.

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On 7/4/2019 at 11:16 AM, ncfan said:

Still scratching my head here.

If he is the plan at PF, why waste the pick on Washington vs attempt a swing at a High (highest upsode in the draft) wing in Sekou Doumbouya.  Or trade even try trading future assets (protected 1sts) to move up for Coby White when you dam well knew Kemba wasn't going to accept your low ball offer

 

I get our hands our tied until the big contracts come off the books.  But when they do come off, NBA is a different animal then the other sports.  Player just dont follow the money.  And like you see a lot of national media members say, the thought that just because MJ is the Owner that he'll attract big FA is False.

 

When we have guys come off the books and have that cap.  If we dont have good building blocks that we've built through the draft, no one will want to come here.  Itll be the same cycle of over paying avg player big money because thats all you can attract.

 

The Boston radio guy on WFNZ really pointed this out the other day.  Mentioning look, Boston is a "big market" but what brought the Irvings, the Haywards etc in was the draft picks Tatum and Brown in the top 3, Smart at 6, IT3 late that turned into a trade asset.

 

Right now, if we dont get lucky with the ping pong ball.  There is nothing enticing here thats going to make a big FA say "hey I really want to play there and have a opportunity to compete

Since UNC players work out so well in Charlotte. Time to start shooting for the Duke guys. 

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1 hour ago, CPcavedweller said:

Since UNC players work out so well in Charlotte. Time to start shooting for the Duke guys. 

By your thinking, we shouldve just found the best available UCONN player because every other players we've drafted in general have "worked out so well in Charlotte"

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Borrego is getting a lot of flack for this but unless Miles develops a consistent midrange range iso game and/or shoots the three ball more consistently then he needs to play the four.

His athleticism and length make him capable of playing the four and his quickness will be a tough matchup for all of the stretch fours out there. I actually think he’d dominate at the four spot.

Not to mention, in today’s NBA there is no high-low post (like UNC runs), it’s four out-one in with a lot of iso and three point shooting. The only different for Miles will be on defense and I think he’ll excel guarding stretch four’s. 

I don’t know exactly where Washington fits in all of this but I don’t expect him to get a lot of Minutes this year anyway.

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