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    Offseason Rumors/News

    Um.... do you mean the upper 20-30 percent of NBA players, or is this a really subtle dig at Irving ranking way, down there with the remaining 70-80 percent ahead of him? Or is this where you mean 70-80 percentile instead of upper 70-80 percent?
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    Offseason Rumors/News

    Isaiah Roby's been cut by the Thunder - how would he be as a 3rd big for us?
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    Offseason Rumors/News

    I'm not clear on that one, but didn't Gordon pass because he knew he had a Charlotte offer like that in hand? Or did Mitch Kupchak actually -not- tamper?
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    OK, I am going to ask the question: Has BB lost his fastball?

    Given the idea of spygate being that they must be watching certain coaches for 'tells', is this basically a "Well, try and figure this out if you can" to avoid certain tells from coaches giving away what plays are being executed? Like, given how sometimes you have a fair idea that McDaniels is...
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    2022 NBA Playoffs Gamethread

    Seems like this could/was used against Giannis in game 2. Over the course of a game, if he has to be constantly initiating the offense and charging, and playing defense, he's going to burn out in the fourth, and this seems like they kept forcing him to move around in game 2, leaving him less...
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    2022 NBA Playoffs Gamethread

    View: https://twitter.com/haralabob/status/1522077205748084738?s=20&t=_jD6YjgLQn_KHBHjvODQFw So looks like defensively, Doncic gave up 86 points?
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    Celtics vs. Bucks, Round 2 Discussion

    He might, but I have doubts he can constantly attack without running out of fuel, especially if he has to also defend a lot. It doesn't strike me as sustainable for an entire game.
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    Pats 2022 draft class

    To add to this, I would suggest this is a lot more like a blind auction. It's not 30 Gms you have to be concerned about to just buy a player. From the bidder's point of view, you don't care about the people who value a player as a third rounder. You care a whole LOT more about the people who...
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    Pats 2022 draft class

    My thought was that there are multiple players whose careers return little or no value because they were misused and then their careers ended before they could shift those AV, so even if the front office correctly identified them, they might still not show up or be shown as 'little value'. If...
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    Pats 2022 draft class

    Doesn't analyzing the draft results get complicated by that some players are picked that are bad fits for one team and better for another, so their value goes up -late- but they have lost a lot of value being with the wrong team? (Thinking of Kyle Van Noy, here.)
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    Pats 2022 draft class

    Isn't this more the area where Caserio and Groh assemble together their scouting reports and present them to Bill for approval? How much credit do we attribute to Bill and how much to Caserio/Groh? (Yes, I know Caserio left, l meant that particular position, whatever it's called that's not...
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    Patriots select WR Tyquan Thornton

    So this Baylor/Pittsburgh WR coach -also- coached one of the comps for Thornton in Robbie Anderson (6'3, 190 lb) over in Carolina, did he? Yeah, I think that's even more likely now.
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    Pats 2022 draft class

    I think drafting the two running backs is more about 2023 than 2022... gives them time to train those guys up in pass-blocking the way James White essentially had to sit for a year before becoming the receiving back he is now. Same as I think they drafted the young LBers and signed FA LBers last...
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    Pats offense: Ongoing discussion

    I feel like it's probably better (at least for my sanity) to assume Belichick is looking towards both next year and not necessarily solely this year, since he seems to be drafting replacements somewhat for next year, not this year. So we might be looking at them using this year's rookie draft...
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    2022 NFL Draft Game Thread - Day 3 (Rounds 4-7)

    Sounds like a Trent Brown replacement down the road. View: https://twitter.com/ezlazar/status/1520528850190491650