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  1. sillent

    The lineup

    I'm hoping that SF spot becomes Giannis not next yr but the yr after. I think Jeff will stick & with all the bigs we have now hopefully we want need a vet in the pf area but we'll see. I think Collins and Bruno can man that efficiently though.
  2. sillent

    The lineup

    Starters PG Trae Young SG Cam Reddish SF DeAndre Hunter PF John Collins C Clint Capella Bench PG Jeff Teague SG Kevin Huerter SF DeAndre Bembry PF Bruno Fernando C Dewayne Dedmon Reserves PG Brandon Goodwin SG Charlie Brown SF Vince Carter PF Skal Labissiere C Damian Jones Just wanted to see what this looked like on paper. I don't want to jinx it but it looks like this time we got it right.
  3. Been saying he's a power foward since we drafted him.
  4. This game was frustrating and exciting at the same time but some key growth moments took place all across the board. It's typical for young players or even new rebuilt teams to gain chemistry playing with each other because instinctively everyone is in their " I gotta prove myself state". Even players as great as LeBron and Dwade had to learn how to put egos to the side in order to get to the next level. It took 44 games in for this young team but I believe this is the game that shows our players how great they can be as a team. When they are moving the ball, playing for each other and on a string, I can see they are starting to realize they can beat anybody. I can see them finally getting out of their egos and because they are playing for each other they are getting better looks and making more shots collectively. Huerter was able to hit that game winner on the Spurs because Hunter decided not to be selfish( or the hero) and get one more pass in. As they continue to do this we will not only win more but we'll look like another team entirely across the board. Not only do I think they are understanding among each other but the Raptors were the perfect team oriented type of team to play against and see good examples on the other side. Pierce summed up on Hawks Live the game plan but it's up to the players to execute it. When we were doing it we had the lead easily even after a slow start. I still don't know if we'll make a push for the playoffs because our allstar Trae Young seems intent on throwing close games from time to time (possibly with the draft in mind). Some lapses on decision making and missing key free throws and key shots not just in this game makes me feel this way. For instance Trae could've easily gotten 50pts and the win this game but let some key free throws get away that threw off the rhythm on his shot. Later missing a key 3 pointer that would have really gave us the momentum. I know he understands this is the final year for us as a team to not be in the playoffs and overall he has been consistently phenomenal so I can't nic pick too heavy it just looks suspicious. Either way if we keep trending this way we have an opportunity to look like a completely different team after All Star break. Barring any other injuries or misfortunes we'll have alot more options with Len and Parker back. As long as they too buy in to playing for each other as a team (talking to you Jabari) we are going to look like a team that people are going to be paying serious attention to as a threat sooner than later. Starters will probably pan out to be Trae, Cam, Hunter, Collins and Bruno with a bench of Teague, Huerter, Bembry (best locker room vet this season), Parker and Len. Side note: Bembry is actually doing our team a favor this yr not being able to hit any kind of shot. He has been able to help alot of our young guys grow this yr and has alot of respect in the locker room. I think the team still values him and because of his play we will retain him at a very valued price. After this year if he doesn't come back with a consistent 3pt shot he may not last in the league too long but I'm sure he knows that and will dedicate himself into putting in the work. With Cam and Hunter I know Bembry realizes his value has diminished on his key niche (defense) and he will have to show value in other ways. I'm sure he won't mind being highly discounted if he does get a new contract based on his mediocre play this yr. I know there are many on here that don't want him at all but he is the type of piece you need on a contending team. A hard nose, go all out, key stops in key moments type of player that understands his role. I think understanding roles for all of our players in general and playing for one another are going to be the key elements in taking our team to the next level. The talent is there but I'm starting to see our guys take egos out the way and play more together which is a key element to substantial growth. We possibly may see a Trae Young like transformation team wise after the allstar break.
  5. I know no take backs but my prediction should have included a minus 13 games clause barring any major injury or suspension. The nba season can be unpredictable smh
  6. sillent

    Teague 👶

    Pistol Pete, Mookie Blaylock Doc Rivers Jeff Teague Spud Web Jason Terry I'd say Teague makes the list
  7. sillent

    Teague 👶

    Actually going to be 00 Teague!!
  8. sillent

    Teague 👶

    I knew someone had said this!
  9. The way our rotations have been this yr I'm sure we can "wing" it. Celtics style if need be
  10. Looking at his highlights & scouting report he has good athleticism as well as a good 3pt shot. I agree with the 2 post above though I'm questionable on what he'll turn out to be with us just yet. Something tells me he may just stick but that depends on if/when we make a trade & how the roster pans out.
  11. Just sharing this because I haven't seen it on here yet but what do y'all think about Paul Watson?
  12. I guess we're trading Bembry. Another game he's not playing & looks like it might be another blowout. If we do trade him hopefully it's for a significant upgrade or young untapped talent because I can see that coming to bite us as he continues to find his way in this league.
  13. Lol... I didn't say to stay on track once we get back on the train should keep rolling. Besides the L.A squads, Rockets & Nets I don't recall too many 20+ blowouts. Losing that many close games is a sign of a young/new team trying to figure it out (chemistry/how to win in the nba). Be calm be patient. Trae, Luka & Donavon Mitchell really spoiled fandom as a whole. Now for some crazy reason too many expect rookies and young players to be the stars they are supposed to be right out of the gate. Imagine if the Bucks thought that about Giannis & got rid of him too soon. We kept 6 players from last year & 2 of them(Collins, Huerter) have barely played. You try putting a squad together & then going up against the best competition in the world & see how that works. Many stars have teamed up to form super teams & still couldn't win. Lakers did it twice. Gary Payton, Kobe, Karl Malone, Shaq Steve Nash, Kobe, Pau Gasol, Dwight. Nets lost alot of close games the year before last & broke out the next season once they figured it out. Just saying " Baby Steps"
  14. I agree. I believe we will be in that winning situation by the time Giannis is a free agent. Our squad should look more enticing & also provide longevity as our young core continues to get better. On another note "shoot for the stars you might atleast hit the moon". I like Drummond but he doesn't fit the time line of our squad. Also you talk as if there is no hope for us to make the playoffs this year. Every team goes thru ups & downs throughout the season. Hopefully we're getting our down out the way early but we've been competitive on most nights with some of the best teams (Bucks, Heat, 76ers, Nuggets, etc) & we're nowhere near our best.