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Old 03-27-2018, 07:42 AM
 
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Even before I saw Fultz, I didn't want LeBron to join the Sixers, it'll stunt everyone's growth.
It'll make Embiid into an exclusively spot-up shooter (same as Bosh and Love became with LeBron), and it'll restrict Simmons completely.
LeBron should just retire, he's just going to get in the way wherever he goes.


I wonder if Simmons could play a point 5 (ala Cuse) with Fultz on the court and Embid on the bench


might be an interesting way to get both of them on the court together


not sure I disagree with the sentiment on LeBron at all


They are really jelling right now, lost of additional pieces I almost feel a killer outside sniper in the free agent market would be better then the King
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Old 03-27-2018, 07:54 AM
 
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I wonder if Simmons could play a point 5 (ala Cuse) with Fultz on the court and Embid on the bench


might be an interesting way to get both of them on the court together


not sure I disagree with the sentiment on LeBron at all


They are really jelling right now, lost of additional pieces I almost feel a killer outside sniper in the free agent market would be better then the King
I like Simmons in the post, as long as he's fed on every possession, he's a great passer from anywhere and he's got very good control of the hook shot.
Yeah I wouldn't mind another big time scorer but preferably someone with the intelligence to fit into a new system.
Even a ball-dominant guy like Chris Paul has no problem playing off-the-ball at times, whereas LeBron only knows one way, and that way would be cancerous in Philly.
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Old 03-27-2018, 08:59 PM
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Raptors eked out a win against tired-but-dogged Denver team to close out a grueling, 12 games in 20 days stretch.

They are going to need every one of the next four days to rest and practice before going Celtics/Cavs/Celtics in their next three games.
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Old 03-27-2018, 10:07 PM
 
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Raptors eked out a win against tired-but-dogged Denver team to close out a grueling, 12 games in 20 days stretch.

They are going to need every one of the next four days to rest and practice before going Celtics/Cavs/Celtics in their next three games.
Tough schedule for the Raptors. They will indeed need to rest up and prepare for those showdowns.
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Old 03-29-2018, 09:49 AM
 
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Even before I saw Fultz, I didn't want LeBron to join the Sixers, it'll stunt everyone's growth.
LeBron will make Embiid into an exclusively spot-up shooter (same as Bosh and Love became with LeBron), and restrict Simmons completely.
LeBron should just retire, he's just going to get in the way wherever he goes, lacks the versatility to mesh, makes others have to adapt to him way too much.
That's precisely why I hope the Lakers do NOT sign LeBron.

He'll absolutely stunt the growth and development if the Lakers which have a good thing going. A ball dominant player like LeBron would cause regression in Ball, Randle, and Ingram.
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Old 03-29-2018, 10:02 AM
 
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That's precisely why I hope the Lakers do NOT sign LeBron.

He'll absolutely stunt the growth and development if the Lakers which have a good thing going. A ball dominant player like LeBron would cause regression in Ball, Randle, and Ingram.
I agree, LeBron with the Lakers is a disaster.
Ball needs to be as aggressive as possible to fulfill his potential.
Ball and all of them will feel compelled to defer to LeBron, and LeBron will oblige.
Ingram's scoring potential will not be realized either, and the uprising of Randle will come to a halt.
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Old 03-29-2018, 10:20 AM
 
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That's precisely why I hope the Lakers do NOT sign LeBron.

He'll absolutely stunt the growth and development if the Lakers which have a good thing going. A ball dominant player like LeBron would cause regression in Ball, Randle, and Ingram.
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I agree, LeBron with the Lakers is a disaster.
Ball needs to be as aggressive as possible to fulfill his potential.
Ball and all of them will feel compelled to defer to LeBron, and LeBron will oblige.
Ingram's scoring potential will not be realized either, and the uprising of Randle will come to a halt.
If those guys can't figure out how to play with LeBron, then they'll never be stars. I don't see how the Lakers would appeal to LBJ, given their youth and remaining deadweight. The Clips seem like a better fit--more proven talent, no unmovable contracts, an ultra-rich owner who will spend, and no regard for the traditional hierarchy of owner->management->coaches->players.
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Old 03-29-2018, 10:33 AM
 
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If those guys can't figure out how to play with LeBron, then they'll never be stars. I don't see how the Lakers would appeal to LBJ, given their youth and remaining deadweight. The Clips seem like a better fit--more proven talent, no unmovable contracts, an ultra-rich owner who will spend, and no regard for the traditional hierarchy of owner->management->coaches->players.
Bosh and Love figured out how to play with LeBron, and it meant becoming one-dimensional spot-up shooters.
Not something to be proud of.
And Kyrie was criticized in Cleveland for being a scorer instead of a true point guard, and deemed someone that couldn't lead a championship contender.
In Boston he's a true point guard, and shooting better than ever (so its not like he relied on LeBron getting him open shots).
The more control you give to Kyrie, the better he is.
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Old 03-29-2018, 10:43 AM
 
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Bosh and Love figured out how to play with LeBron, and it meant becoming one-dimensional spot-up shooters.
Not something to be proud of.
And Kyrie was criticized in Cleveland for being a scorer instead of a true point guard, and deemed someone that couldn't lead a championship contender.
In Boston he's a true point guard, and shooting better than ever (so its not like he relied on LeBron getting him open shots).
Bosh was an excellent defender and a versatile offensive weapon in Miami--a full-on star and better than he ever was in Toronto. Love has been stellar in Cleveland, with excellent rebounding, shooting, and improved defense--a better player than he ever was in Minnesota. Kyrie was not and is not a true point guard. He's leading a very average offense in Boston. They should be better with Hayward next year, who is a better initiator, capable of playing Point Forward.
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Old 03-29-2018, 06:34 PM
 
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Embiid injured in that collision last night with Fultz...and needs surgery. The Sixers seemed to be really jelling of late, so this could hurt the core chemistry for awhile...
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