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    Donovan Michell had a career high in Assists (9) and Blocks (2) tonight and threw in 33 points to boot. A lot is being asked of him right now.

    If they aren't going to add a PG on a 10-day, and it looks like they aren't, they need to take Ingles out of the game 6 minutes into the 1st and 3rd quarters and have him run the 2nd Unit the first half of the 2nd and 4th quarters. What are they going to do if Mitchell or Ingles gets into a little foul trouble?
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    Re: NBA 2018-19, part 2: Offense gone wild

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    Agreed.

    If Indiana can win by 15 on the road (albeit against a depleted NY team)., then certainly, Philly should have found a way to win that game tonight. I didn't see the Hawks/76ers game, but can't understand why Shamet only played 15 minutes.
    Because Bret Brown. Missing Embiid, the Sixers were out-rebounded badly (44-30) and pulled down only 19 defensive boards while giving up 15 offensive rebounds and @70 points in the paint to Atlanta. Atlanta did launch a bunch of crazy three point shots and they went in (48% from three). That happens, which is why they came into the game with a W/L record of 12-29 rather than 0-41.

    Ok. Fine.

    But if you know you're likely to be giving up ground in the paint, then for god's sake, you need to play to your team's shooting. To Brown, that apparently means pairing Wilson Chandler (who's my new Amir Johnson) alongside Muscala in the starting lineup and relying only on Redick from beyond the arc. That works ONLY if Redick doesn't go 4-for-14 from three. Even when Shamet was in the game, no one looked for him. Meanwhile, the Hawks version of Shamet (Kevin Huerter) went off for 29 points.

    Butler played 40 minutes, took 19 shots, and was good until the two tragic final possessions where he turned the ball over driving into traffic and missed the first of two free throws with a chance to tie the game with 2.5 seconds left.

    If you remember, I called this a while ago- Butler has been concerned about his usage rate and offensive system.

    http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/2...offensive-role

    We'll see how this plays out when Embiid returns, but this is what I've always been concerned about with three-star lineups. There's only one ball.
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    Sixers need to get get 7 footer Justin Patton (Aquired in the Butler trade) healthy so we have some type of "insurance" when Embiid is hurt or is sitting out a game. I think he could be an underrated part of that trade.

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    The Sixers and Celtics both need a quality, glass cleaner, backup big before the deadline. Should be a lot to choose from.
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    The best thing the Jazz could do would be to make a trade for Tony Parker.

    The best thing the Blazers could do would be to make a trade for Tony Parker.

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    The Sixers and Celtics both need a quality, glass cleaner, backup big before the deadline. Should be a lot to choose from.
    There's nobody better than Ed Davis. He leads the NBA in Rebound Percentage. He would be hard to pry from Brooklyn, though, as he is a vocal leader in their lockerroom.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kingspoint View Post
    There's nobody better than Ed Davis. He leads the NBA in Rebound Percentage. He would be hard to pry from Brooklyn, though, as he is a vocal leader in their lockerroom.
    And they're headed to the playoffs. I've heard some Vucevich rumblings for the Celtics.
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    Re: NBA 2018-19, part 2: Offense gone wild

    From Rotoworld with Rotoworld comments:

    According to Sean Deveney of the Sporting News, the Blazers have expressed interest in trading for Jeremy Lin.

    Portland is looking to bolster its backcourt depth in order to make a playoff run. One of the players they've reportedly inquired about is Atlanta's Jeremy Lin. The Hawks are in rebuild mode and it assumed they would happily part with Lin if they could get a first-round pick in return.

    Source: Sporting News


    I don't know anything about Sean Deveney, so take this rumor with a grain of salt. That the rumor is about a true PG is encouraging.


    Also, Grayson Allen is supposed to be available for Utah in their next game.
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    Out of character for Stotts, and he said afterwards he didn't like doing it, but he let Nurk play the first two minutes of the 4th Quarter to try to get two Assists and a Triple Double.
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    From Rotoworld with Rotoworld comments:

    Will Barton (hip) is available to play Saturday against the Suns.

    Barton got hurt way back in the second game of the season and will return to action for the first time since. He will come off the bench and play limited minutes.

    Source: Denver Nuggets on Twitter
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    Aaron Gordon is very good with Orlando's 2nd Unit.
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    You would think Hayward would know how to play Defense coming from Utah and being a Veteran. Something happened bad to him mentally with that year off. Three more months to figure it out.
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    Mirotic is back for NO. They have a lot of catching up to do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kingspoint View Post
    Mirotic is back for NO. They have a lot of catching up to do.
    Big road trip for them this week. Wolves game right now is crucial for both teams.
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    Barton comes in and goes Foul-Miss-Miss-TO on 4 of 5 possessions sparking a 10-0 Phoenix run, and then hits a '3'.

    Yeah, Portland hosts NOP next Friday. I was hoping Mirotic would be out until then and Barton until after they host Portland tomorrow night. They still might hold Barton out on a 2nd of a back-to-back.

    NOP and MIN are both playing like they need tonight's win badly.
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    Re: NBA 2018-19, part 2: Offense gone wild

    Quote Originally Posted by Kingspoint View Post
    You would think Hayward would know how to play Defense coming from Utah and being a Veteran. Something happened bad to him mentally with that year off. Three more months to figure it out.
    I wonder if there's a trade market for Hayward. Seems like some teams stuck below the middle that can't attract top free agents might be willing to gamble on him returning to form. Probably more of a summer question.
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