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  • planetmars
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    thead wrote: View Post
    1.) What player do think has exceeded both what you perceive their contract value to be, and the expectations you had for them this season?
    Joseph.. honestly thought he was signed for his passport. He's blown me away. Favourite guy on the team next to Lowry and JV.

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    2.) Is there an offseason move you were in favor of but now have doubts? Or contrary to that is there a move you had doubts about that you may have been wrong about?
    The drafting of Wright seemed like a good move, but then signing Joseph made him expendable. He's a senior so is supposed to help right away. Not sure if he'll get much of a chance unless there is an injury.. and even then I don't trust Casey to play him when there is. This is really a hindsight thing though as the draft came up before CoJo was even available so can't really be too upset. Plus Wright should have some trade value if it came to that.


    thead wrote: View Post
    3.) Do you think Cory Joseph could be a starting PG in this league/on this team?
    Yes... not on this team though. Lowry is still the MVP.

    thead wrote: View Post
    4.) Is this team ahead of where you thought they would be, behind, or right around what you expected?
    I would say ahead.. with the rough schedule to start to the season I thought they'd be worse (close to .500). So they have exceeded my expectations. Still don't have faith they will get to the 2nd round and that's a more important goal then regular season success. Don't like the minutes that Lowry and Carroll are getting day to day. That's going to hurt.

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  • douby leave me
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    1. CoJo has been a revelation as backup PG, especially considering what we got last year. I am terrified that Casey will ruin him.

    2A. Scola in a roundabout way. We need a top flight starting PF, and Scola kind of papers over the edges of that need. He's doing great, but I wish we had packaged assets for a PF ASAP. Now we have Ross at $33m and PPat's value decreases daily, I think that situation festers with time. I would choose keeping PPat if I could criticize a move-by-omission.

    2B. On the same theme, I like Wright, but in hindsight I wish we had drafted Bobby Portis to bolster our PF ranks. He would play more meaningful minutes for us going forward than Wright will (barring big trade). I also think we're a better fit for Portis than Chicago right now.

    3. Nebulous question. Could he start for this year's Sixers? Sure! Could he start for the 2013 NBA Champion Miami Heat in place of Mario Chalmers? Probably! Could he start for a lot of teams in-between and have success ... maybe! Better question is WILL he be a starting NBA PG, and I say yes - and for the Raps. Not for the next couple years tho.

    4. Pretty close overall, but more volatile. Win streak, lose streak, win streak. Great wins, bad losses.

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  • special1
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    suspenders wrote: View Post
    I'm not an expert, but here are my thoughts.

    1) Cory Joseph

    2) Not really

    3) Yes

    4) About where I expected them to be
    This^


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

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  • DogeLover1234
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    1. Gotta be Lowry. Clearly our best player, i'd argue best pg in the east, for only 12 mill

    2. I'd say Scola has surprised most, considering he is 35 and has a large impact. Although I hope once JV is back, he takes more of a rest, to preserve him for playoffs.

    3. Cojo could be a starter, but you better have a good team around him. I think there is a pretty big drop off between Lowry and Cojo.

    4. Yeah this is kinda what I expected, a lot of close games, win some lose some.

    Nice post, OP

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  • Bendit
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    thead wrote: View Post
    1.) What player do think has exceeded both what you perceive their contract value to be, and the expectations you had for them this season?

    2.) Is there an offseason move you were in favor of but now have doubts? Or contrary to that is there a move you had doubts about that you may have been wrong about?

    3.) Do you think Cory Joseph could be a starting PG in this league/on this team?

    4.) Is this team ahead of where you thought they would be, behind, or right around what you expected?
    Timely thread.

    1. CoJo

    2. Wasnt quite sure whether Wright was the best pick available...hoping for a big (PF) but hindsight in a way because CoJo fell into our laps

    3. Doubts about CoJo being a starter...but a great backup and versatile too

    4. Considering their schedule to date they are doing good. A few new pieces so time required to gel. It'll happen I think/hope

    Team may not exceed total Wins of last season but built with playoffs in mind as long as health is true.

    Trade deadline still to occur. I like trajectory.

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  • Miekenstien
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    consmap wrote: View Post

    2) Truthfully, Anthony Bennett. I was hoping that he would at least be able to contribute somehow to the team right away, but he's basically not good for anything at this point. Unless we send him down to the D League I feel there's no hope for him developing at all.
    bennet is a funny case where i think the d-league won't help him. you send him down there and he will dominate on natural ability and learn nothing. sitting on the bench, getting stronger, watching/learning from scola is probably best for him

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  • Miekenstien
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    thead wrote: View Post
    you just replied to this sexist thread

    also guys in my book means everyone
    the word you are looking for then thead is "everyone". lets try to be all inclusive here. haha

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  • Miekenstien
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    1)lowry for contract value and scola for play. i expected scola to be a stop gap place holder that didn't hurt the team. he has been wonderful and watching the mane fly through the air as the old guy bolts up and down the court has been great

    2)i had no doubts about the carrol signing but the foot issues in year one of a 4 year 65 million deal are a bit concerning. same issue with noahs feet if i remember and maybe someone older than me can tell me if that is what rik smits feet were about too

    3)depends on the team. on a really deep team yes, on a really shitty team yes, but not on a middle fighting for playoffs team, in my opinion

    4)i said at least one better than last year so if we are on pace for 50 wins then about right.

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  • thead
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    Uncle_Si wrote: View Post
    I'm not replying to this sexist thread.
    you just replied to this sexist thread

    also guys in my book means everyone

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  • Cody73
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    1. Bismack Biyombo. The guy has been beastly on D for us all year, and has played really well in stretches. Plus, he's getting and making FT's. That's huge AF out of a big.


    2. Signing Carroll to a 4-year deal. With the minutes he's been playing, his shooting not looking as good and the foot issue, he may get banged up quickly, considering our history with Small Forwards.

    3. No, but I do think he's more than capable of being the SG instead of DD. Him and Lowry together shut teams down.

    4. I think were around what I thought we'd be, but the numbers surprise me. Were staying in games, but were losing against teams we should beat and then beating on teams we would lose against last year. It's confusing as hell.

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  • A.I
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    thead wrote: View Post
    1.) What player do think has exceeded both what you perceive their contract value to be, and the expectations you had for them this season?

    2.) Is there an offseason move you were in favor of but now have doubts? Or contrary to that is there a move you had doubts about that you may have been wrong about?

    3.) Do you think Cory Joseph could be a starting PG in this league/on this team?

    4.) Is this team ahead of where you thought they would be, behind, or right around what you expected?
    1. Luis Scola. He had a few rough games, but overall has been pretty good. CoJo and Biyombo also have exceeded expectations imo.

    2. No, I was happy with all of the FA signings.

    3. Yes.

    4. About what I expected.

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  • DanH
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    thead wrote: View Post
    1.) What player do think has exceeded both what you perceive their contract value to be, and the expectations you had for them this season?

    2.) Is there an offseason move you were in favor of but now have doubts? Or contrary to that is there a move you had doubts about that you may have been wrong about?

    3.) Do you think Cory Joseph could be a starting PG in this league/on this team?

    4.) Is this team ahead of where you thought they would be, behind, or right around what you expected?
    1. CoJo, hands down.

    2. Scola. Not because he's played poorly but because I hate the way he's being used. Even when he plays well the rest of the starters tend to get shut out of the offence. Now Patterson is stuck with a bench unit that he doesn't fit, and Scola is dragging down the starters' performance as a group.

    3. Yes.

    4. Behind defensively, ahead offensively (with some late game exceptions where they are right on pattern), so it levels out to about where I expected. Hopefully they can improve in this coming stretch.

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  • consmap
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    thead wrote: View Post
    1.) What player do think has exceeded both what you perceive their contract value to be, and the expectations you had for them this season?

    2.) Is there an offseason move you were in favor of but now have doubts? Or contrary to that is there a move you had doubts about that you may have been wrong about?

    3.) Do you think Cory Joseph could be a starting PG in this league/on this team?

    4.) Is this team ahead of where you thought they would be, behind, or right around what you expected?
    1) Luis Scola. I never imagined that he'd be the guy the team would rely on to carry them for stretches. He's had a number of 20 point games for us already and the season is still young.

    2) Truthfully, Anthony Bennett. I was hoping that he would at least be able to contribute somehow to the team right away, but he's basically not good for anything at this point. Unless we send him down to the D League I feel there's no hope for him developing at all.

    3) Cory Joseph is a good fill-in starter, like the role he played in San Antonio. I wouldn't call him a bonafide starter, but I think once his jumpshot (especially from 3) becomes more consistent he can definitely become one.

    4) The team is around where I think they'd be. A few games over .500. It would be nice if they had a better offensive system in place though. There seems to be more of an effort to move the ball around, but too often guys are just standing around on offense which makes the ball movement useless. The next step is more player movement off the ball I think.
    Oh and when JV comes back give him the ball please. Especially when he's open on dump offs.

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  • Scraptor
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    thead wrote: View Post
    1.) What player do think has exceeded both what you perceive their contract value to be, and the expectations you had for them this season?

    2.) Is there an offseason move you were in favor of but now have doubts? Or contrary to that is there a move you had doubts about that you may have been wrong about?

    3.) Do you think Cory Joseph could be a starting PG in this league/on this team?

    4.) Is this team ahead of where you thought they would be, behind, or right around what you expected?

    1. CoJo's been better than expected and good value for $7mm/yr. TRoss deserved this type of contract at best and instead got much more.

    2. Was doubtful of Carroll being worth the $$, so far on offense he's proven me right (his TS% has dropped by over 10% to sub-50% levels, yuck), but his D has been great and might change my mind--if he can supply the same impact in the playoffs.

    3. CoJo as a starter? Yes. As an effective starter? Not until he shores up that 3 point shot. But having Tony Parker Jr is still valuable even in the pace and space NBA.

    4. A little better than I expected given that we have four new contributors in Carroll, CoJo, Scola, and Bismack. Will be interesting to see how we gel over the next six weeks and how Jonas's return will impact the dynamic then.

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  • Demographic Shift
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    thead wrote: View Post
    1.) What player do think has exceeded both what you perceive their contract value to be, and the expectations you had for them this season?
    thead wrote: View Post
    2.) Is there an offseason move you were in favor of but now have doubts? Or contrary to that is there a move you had doubts about that you may have been wrong about?
    thead wrote: View Post
    3.) Do you think Cory Joseph could be a starting PG in this league/on this team?
    thead wrote: View Post
    4.) Is this team ahead of where you thought they would be, behind, or right around what you expected?
    Think this team is ahead. Especially if they take the next two against the Whiz and the Suns. The defense is much much better than last years edition. The offense sputters but is hovering in or near the top 10. What has exceeded my expectations is how much tougher these guys are. Not trash talk tough but how they play a much more physical game and they do not back down an inch. Attribute that to Biyombo/Carroll and Scola. Its contagious and has spread to the others.

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