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Sixers thread: now with expectations

Discussion in 'Mark Blount's Port Cellar: Celtics Forum' started by LondonSox, May 30, 2018.

  1. LondonSox

    LondonSox Robert the Deuce SoSH Member

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    I think this wildly underestimates Harris but yeah.

    I can only think that the butler and Harris holds help too. If one leaves they can have max space while holding the other.
    Given Harris is 26 he's much closer in age to Simmons and embiid.

    Man this is very crazy.

    As for how different this could have gone.
    If Colangelo doesn't do that Fultz trade.
    Simmons, JJ, Tatum, Covington, embiid
    TJ, saric, zhaire, Shamet, bolden etc
    Sac pick, Miami 2021, own 2020
    Max cap space, you can sign Harris ffs
     
  2. mcpickl

    mcpickl Member SoSH Member

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    The one part of the Tatum trade that should help 76ers fans like yourself not go as crazy, you were never getting Tatum. Ainge would've just taken him #1 if you didn't trade up. You were always getting Fultz, you really only lost out on the SAC pick which isn't what we'd hoped.
     
  3. LondonSox

    LondonSox Robert the Deuce SoSH Member

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    I wish we really knew this with such certainty.
    Not least that the Lakers could well have taken Fultz if he had taken Tatum first.
    We will never know, but that is a good point. Sac being ok this year has changed the downside a meaningful amount.
    Maybe it would have been Ball instead and that would likely have been ugly too tbh.
     
  4. LondonSox

    LondonSox Robert the Deuce SoSH Member

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    Only 30 mins in two games but the starting 5 is
    121.4 offensive rating
    98.6 defensive
    22.9 net

    Holy shit, vs Lakers and nuggets
     
  5. snowmanny

    snowmanny Well-Known Member Gold Supporter SoSH Member

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    They look very scary. The ECSF are going to be great.
     
  6. benhogan

    benhogan Baynes Hogan SoSH Member

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    Yep, you should be happy. Great deal getting Harris, I like him better than Robert Covington (RC seemed to shrink under the spotlight or against the Celtics, see last years playoffs)
    I think the Sixer bench is more than fine now.
    The Sixers should be the slight favorite to win the East, pending health
     
    #406 benhogan, Feb 10, 2019
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  7. the moops

    the moops Member SoSH Member

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    I would think MIL/TOR/PHI would all be toss ups.
     
  8. benhogan

    benhogan Baynes Hogan SoSH Member

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    Vegas agrees with you.

    Philly would be my pick if I was wagering. I love the Harris move, excellent shooter, exactly what they needed. Like the vets coming off the bench. Think they will slow the pace down come playoffs and will be the team best equipped for some wrestling matches. Butler/Simmons can slow Giannis down just enough.
     
  9. LondonSox

    LondonSox Robert the Deuce SoSH Member

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    I'm not sure they wouldnt be better with Covington and saric than butler.

    Covington would be happier in that role and much cheaper, keep Harris and add pieces with some space.

    However as others have said Covington has not shown up in the big games and the clutch, and Jimmy has a different mindset here. And not clear anyone else has yet. Though Harris has done this too.

    Saric less so, because you just can't hide him on defense in these big series. Plus I don't think they could afford what he gives them for next contract. I love Dario, but his defense ....

    I would probably rather have covington, Harris and afford a really good depth piece. Than Butler, Harris and nothing. The risk to the locker room and him falling off.

    But butler buys in and plays hard and they are winning maybe it all works. But you could so easily see Jimmy fuck shit up. Harris seems like a total non drama pro.
     
  10. bakahump

    bakahump Well-Known Member Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    Lots of talent, not much heart or brains.

    Not fair without at least 1 example.... Embiid with a couple mins left within 4 launches a Kyrie 3 from about 3 feet behind the line.

    Also I suppose you can argue but with only a minute or 2 left in a tight game you have to contest Smarts shot, even if it means you foul out. Best case you block or alter the shot, and give your team a chance to edge closer. Worse case he makes the shot+1 and your down by 5+ with a minute or so to go and your on the Bench.
     
    #410 bakahump, Feb 13, 2019
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