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  1. Euclis20

    Patriots Roster Projection 3.0

    The 2017 group looked pretty good at the time. Edelman, Hogan, Amendola, Mitchell coming back at some point, plus gronk returning from injury. These things have a way of getting thin pretty quickly...Edelman missed the whole year, Mitchell never came back, Hogan missed large chunks of the...
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    The Nation's Tears: Volume III

    I may have it backwards:
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    The Nation's Tears: Volume III

    He should really put some money on it then. If he bet $1000 each on the Jets/Bills/Dolphins today, he'd win between $4k and $23k, depending on which also ran ends up capitalizing on the Pat's team plane exploding while in flight. Pats are 5-1 favorites to win their division, no other team in...
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    The Nation's Tears: Volume III

    Last week Forbes ranked the world's 50 most valuable sports franchises in the world and placed the Pats at 7th overall. 2nd most valuable NFL franchise (Cowboys) and 4th most valuable franchise in the country (Cowboys, Yankees, Knicks). They are undoubtedly a brand, however one wishes to...
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    Gordon Hayward 2018-2019: I find your lack of faith disturbing.

    Missing from your comparison is that PG made 1st team all defense that year, deservedly so. Hayward was a solid level below George pre-injury.
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    76ers 2019-2020

    I agree that George pre-injury was a better player than Hayward pre-injury, but in no way was he in the discussion for second best player in the league. He had made 3rd team all-nba twice and had finished 9th in the MVP voting (right behind Al Jefferson) before getting hurt. He was an...
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    Which rookie will have greatest impact next 3 years?

    I see this sentiment a lot, and I don't quite get it. Why are Tatum and Hayward more likely to play the small 4 than Brown? Is it just because he's 6'7 and both of those guys are 6'8? Brown is the best defender, has the longest wingspan and certainly looks like the strongest of the three...
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    Top 5 (or so) Worst NBA Contracts

    It'd be fun to differentiate between contracts that were immediately bad when signed (Love) vs. contracts that looked good at the time but in retrospect, for whatever reason, are terrible. It's halfway done and it certainly seemed like a good bet at the time, but in a few years there is a good...
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    Celtics Sign Tacko Fall

    Yeah, he is currently 32nd in his draft class in WS. Does it matter that he was the 58th pick and they got better than expected value for the spot? It's like being told there's money in an old coat pocket, reaching it and pulling out a nickel. Great, it's not a penny. It's still just about...
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    Russell Westbrook to Houston for Chris Paul and picks

    In his first 9 years Westbrook took nearly 5000 free throws and hit a very solid 82.3% of them. In the last 2 years he's taken just over 1000 and hit just 70.1%. What happened? More than anything else this is a baffling drop off and a huge reason why his scoring efficiency has cratered. His...
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    Leonard and George to Clippers

    4/5 of 1st team All NBA guys are in the west, and just 5/15 of the All NBA guys will be playing in the East this year. Looking at the teams from a year ago, none of the 1st Teamers and just 4/15 of the whole group will be playing in the East this year. It may be marginally better next year...
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    72 Suburbs in Search of a City: Anthony Davis to Los Angeles Lakers

    It's a great fit. The Lakers are in desperate need of guards and anyone who can be a solid rotation player on a playoff team, and Green fits both descriptions. Doesn't change the fact that it's a huge overpay (Green should send Kawhi a mil or two) and a massive letdown.
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    All things being equal and they never are-where do you want Kawhi to go?

    Same. I'd rather see him go to the Clippers than Toronto, but given a choice between door #1 (95% Clippers, 5% Lakers) and door #2 (100% Raptors), I'm taking door #2. Easy decision.
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    Kemba Walker to Boston

    Quite the murderers row of mediocrity, that.
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    Offseason Thread - Betty when you call me, you can call me Al

    The Nets managed to put together a competitive team last year and got the 6th seed despite the previous management throwing away three high lottery picks. That sort of thing is far different than what Knicks did, which is cultivate a terrible relationship with the best player they've drafted in...
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    Offseason Thread - Betty when you call me, you can call me Al

    It's not a bad move at all (Randle), but considering the amount of time and effort the Knicks spent clearing cap room to get what, the 15th best FA, it's hilarious. From Kyrie and Durant to a guy who's never sniffed an all star team.
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    The Brad Stevens thread - More Clueless Than Alicia Silverstone

    Sounds about right but it had to be like this. The Celtics came into last season as title contenders, which was based on the assumption that Hayward would return as a versatile, all star caliber wing. Unless he returned to that level, the Celtics were not title contenders. Maybe they could...
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    Al Horford: he gawn

    That'd be a nice get, but considering the number of teams with more space I wouldn't be surprised to see him snag a max deal. He's 28 and by most of the advanced metrics he was a top 10 player. His basic stats (21 ppg on 52% from the field and 36% from 3, 12 rpg, 4 apg, 1 bpg, 1 spg) are...
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    72 Suburbs in Search of a City: Anthony Davis to Los Angeles Lakers

    You're right. Howard was incredibly durable before going to LA (19 total games missed in 8 seasons) and had led a team whose second best player was Rashard Lewis (or Hedo Turkoglu, or Jameer Nelson) to the finals. Not really a shot at Davis, but he's injury prone and has led his team to the...
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    72 Suburbs in Search of a City: Anthony Davis to Los Angeles Lakers

    We're only one year in, but is that really happening? From my vantage point the teams fighting it out in the 7/8/9/10 range fought like hell until close to the very end. The one possible exception would be the Clippers because of the Harris trade, but even that was complicated (not only did...