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#41 pharmag

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    Posted 18 April 2012 - 08:28 PM

    We are merely venturing down one path (the path easiest to consider). Any other path considers too many other variables such as trading for big name players and what would be required to net it. In essence, this is a simplistic path that I think makes us better. I would agree that this would probably only be a 45 win team the next two years that barely makes the playoffs, but if Parsons continues to develop (or Morris develops into starter) and Motie and Draftee develop into solid paint guys, I could see them becoming a solid playoff team that contends for a top seed year in and year out.
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      Posted 18 April 2012 - 08:30 PM

      pharmag: I could live with that lineup. on a temp basis of course, but would still move scola asap. we can do a lot better in that position. I don't question scola's heart he just doesn't have the skill level necessary to compete in the west.


      Exactly, this is by no means a permanent solution. Camby is merely a stop-gap to mentor a big if we can't land an established one via trade, and Scola sticks around only because I doubt anyone would take his contract. Plus, I think his locker room presence is phenomenal even though his skill set on the floor isn't the greatest. This would merely be steps to preserve cap flexibility while finding small ways to improve the team.
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      Posted 19 April 2012 - 04:42 AM

      Exactly, this is by no means a permanent solution. Camby is merely a stop-gap to mentor a big if we can't land an established one via trade, and Scola sticks around only because I doubt anyone would take his contract. Plus, I think his locker room presence is phenomenal even though his skill set on the floor isn't the greatest. This would merely be steps to preserve cap flexibility while finding small ways to improve the team.

      well after this lost tonite looks like no playoffs again this year. but that may not be all bad. this team (IMO) is right on the edge of becoming good with some good moves this off season. what do u think
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        Posted 19 April 2012 - 12:20 PM

        well after this lost tonite looks like no playoffs again this year. but that may not be all bad. this team (IMO) is right on the edge of becoming good with some good moves this off season. what do u think


        They are but unfortunately that move(s) that they need to become good requires them to obtain the rarest commodity in the league. An all-star big man.
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        Posted 20 April 2012 - 01:28 AM

        They are but unfortunately that move(s) that they need to become good requires them to obtain the rarest commodity in the league. An all-star big man.

        couldn't agree more. we must have a big man who can balance some of these wind players. have you taken a good look at the draft? I think theirs hope on the horizon.
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          Posted 20 April 2012 - 12:03 PM

          I have not really. I mean I have looked at a couple mocks but as far as watching some film in some guys in our range, I haven't seen much. The only guy I have seen play is Perry Jones, and IMO he isn't what this team needs. He is a more talented, but lazier Parsons.
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            Posted 20 April 2012 - 12:16 PM

            couldn't agree more. we must have a big man who can balance some of these wind players. have you taken a good look at the draft? I think theirs hope on the horizon.

            This is my worst area as I don't follow college basketball. Will need to start looking at the prospects. Though, at the same time, I'm reluctant to dig in too deep as I have a feeling we will trade the picks with Motie already coming over.
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            Posted 20 April 2012 - 02:53 PM

            I believe we will trade our picks also (to move up in draft). depending how high we are able to move up could be important. I watch a lot of college ball and their are franchise players in this draft (provided we get high enough) who can elevate this team. even tho I feel bad about this seasons result I don't think we are that far from being really good. we need a franchise player, a centerpiece. we already have what could be a very nice supporting cast. this team was built to be around yao. if we are able to get a franchise big man I think the results can be dramatic
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              Posted 20 April 2012 - 04:52 PM

              You guys seem to be putting a lot of thought into assembling a team that will win 45 games a year.


              Or we could put a lot of thought into pipe dreams like landing Howard and/or Gasol... Since the Rox are a virtual magnet for big name all-stars and all. Time to get off your unicorn.
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                Posted 21 April 2012 - 02:26 PM

                Or we could put a lot of thought into pipe dreams like landing Howard and/or Gasol... Since the Rox are a virtual magnet for big name all-stars and all. Time to get off your unicorn.


                Apparently you just started following the NBA this season: the Rockets DID trade for Gasol and David Stern stopped the trade. Significant moves can - and must - be considered.
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                  Posted 22 April 2012 - 01:50 AM

                  I feel like if we can move some combination of parts, for whoever would draft andre drummond (when he comes up to be drafted) this would be a good move. he seems to have awesome potential, like a offensively better camby, but is dropping in the mocks because of his attitude. I know Terrence williams didnt work out, but a flier on attitude is something morey would be up for, and to be honest so would i. say lowry, and our 14th ish pick for the 6th (and dalembert if need be)? then resign dragic to start at pg. the team wouldnt improve for next year, but it would give us a serious prospect at center, who if impressive by the all-star break might be worth something to orlando for dwight, or we could just keep him if he looks really positive and build around him.

                  obviously if we could gett kidd-gilchrest, or davis, you take it immediately, and my speculations fall through, but outside of those two, i feel drummond is our best bet for stardom. The others all seem to be third best players on contenders potential, but have that already.
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                    Posted 22 April 2012 - 03:15 PM

                    Are the attitude problems of the T-Will variety or of the Cousins variety (wanting to win)? You say that Morey might be willing to take on someone with an attitude, but I'm not so sure...that T-Will saga might have made them more risk averse.
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                    Posted 22 April 2012 - 08:12 PM

                    I feel like if we can move some combination of parts, for whoever would draft andre drummond (when he comes up to be drafted) this would be a good move. he seems to have awesome potential, like a offensively better camby, but is dropping in the mocks because of his attitude. I know Terrence williams didnt work out, but a flier on attitude is something morey would be up for, and to be honest so would i. say lowry, and our 14th ish pick for the 6th (and dalembert if need be)? then resign dragic to start at pg. the team wouldnt improve for next year, but it would give us a serious prospect at center, who if impressive by the all-star break might be worth something to orlando for dwight, or we could just keep him if he looks really positive and build around him.

                    obviously if we could gett kidd-gilchrest, or davis, you take it immediately, and my speculations fall through, but outside of those two, i feel drummond is our best bet for stardom. The others all seem to be third best players on contenders potential, but have that already.

                    drummond is dropping in the mock drafts because he is lazy not his attitude. the kid reminds me of eddy curry, and I think most scouts see what I am seeing in him. I like his skill set, but his motor is only a 4 cylinder (lacking power). if he was on the board when our pick comes up I wouldn't touch him unless these players are gone. henson,zeller,lennord and both jones(baylor and kentucky) drummond is getting this much hype because he is a 7 footer with skills, but as we have seen in the past you need more than just skills
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                      Posted 22 April 2012 - 10:22 PM

                      Big men with low motors are the biggest poison pills. Must avoid.
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                        Posted 23 April 2012 - 08:50 AM

                        I'd shy away from T. Jones. Did not show any improvement between this year and last year and in some ways it seemed as though he regressed. I don't love Perry but where we're picking if he's there you take him and pray. Drummond will be gone by our pick, but if he's there I think we gotta take him because at pick 13 there are rarely guys with star potential. It's possible that he could be a bust as well, but this might be the year to take a risk like that.

                        My hope for the rest of the year is that we don't pass PHX

                        Correction. I don't think we can

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                          Posted 23 April 2012 - 11:31 AM

                          greg smith was supposed to have a low motor before the draft last year, but then we picked him up and hes had a decent to good motor. In the same way Twill might make them risk averse to attitude problems, maybe this makes them more pro-risk for bigs with slow motors?
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                          Posted 23 April 2012 - 01:39 PM

                          Who cares about the draft? We can just grab Greg Oden out of medical retirement! I hear Yao wanted to play with him, so maybe we can get a two-for-one deal. Just saying... Too soon?
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                            Posted 23 April 2012 - 02:53 PM

                            greg smith was supposed to have a low motor before the draft last year

                            Was not aware of this...are you sure? He brought energy in bundles when he stepped on the court this year.
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                            Posted 23 April 2012 - 04:14 PM

                            hurray!!!!!! stephan a. smith is reporting the howard saga is on again. we may hang around just long enough to land him. I know he can be a butt hole, but he is the best center in the league.
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