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  • Watching yesterdays game I was thinking if Pascal had the same touch around the rim that Dennis has, he'd be averaging 28pts a night. He misses so many lay-ups you wish he could just dunk them. He's already so close to the rim and he's not a small guy that he can't dunk in traffic.

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    • LJ2 wrote: View Post
      Watching yesterdays game I was thinking if Pascal had the same touch around the rim that Dennis has, he'd be averaging 28pts a night. He misses so many lay-ups you wish he could just dunk them. He's already so close to the rim and he's not a small guy that he can't dunk in traffic.
      Pascal likes to avoid contact or avoid being blocked. So he tries to get crafty around the rim. I wish he had a bit more strength so he can just get up their with force. That's more Scottie's game I guess.

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      • Primer wrote: View Post

        Sell high.

        There will be a bidding war for Pascal.
        But what is going to get you the better return?

        (a) Selling high on Pascal as a flight-risk rental, or (b) Selling high on Pascal under contract.

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        • Pascal shoots 72% within 3 feet this year. Schroder shoots 56% within 3 feet.

          In the 3-10 foot range, Pascal is 51%, Schroder is 37%.

          Be careful what you wish for.
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          • DanH wrote: View Post
            Pascal shoots 72% within 3 feet this year. Schroder shoots 56% within 3 feet.

            In the 3-10 foot range, Pascal is 51%, Schroder is 37%.

            Be careful what you wish for.
            I get your point but consider the difference in height, the degree of contest against a guard as opposed to a forward, how DS is getting to the rim as opposed to Pascal and all the other variables. Dennis has the better touch around the rim, and you either get that or you don't. I just wish Pascal could dunk some of those instead of trying to lay it up. It would be so easy on some of his attempts.

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            • golden wrote: View Post

              But what is going to get you the better return?

              (a) Selling high on Pascal as a flight-risk rental, or (b) Selling high on Pascal under contract.
              Think that's out of Raps' hands now.

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              • LJ2 wrote: View Post

                I get your point but consider the difference in height, the degree of contest against a guard as opposed to a forward, how DS is getting to the rim as opposed to Pascal and all the other variables. Dennis has the better touch around the rim, and you either get that or you don't. I just wish Pascal could dunk some of those instead of trying to lay it up. It would be so easy on some of his attempts.
                Gathering to go up for a dunk is different than making quick moves to beat a defender and using touch to score. The timing would need to change, thus altering the whole offensive move. Pascal is a quick athlete, not an explosive one.
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                • LJ2 wrote: View Post

                  I get your point but consider the difference in height, the degree of contest against a guard as opposed to a forward, how DS is getting to the rim as opposed to Pascal and all the other variables. Dennis has the better touch around the rim, and you either get that or you don't. I just wish Pascal could dunk some of those instead of trying to lay it up. It would be so easy on some of his attempts.
                  I think we often get caught up in how easy it looks from a distance when in reality the moves he is making to get to the rim in the first place do not leave him in a balance state to go up for a dunk.

                  And the simple reality is for a guy creating his own shots at the rim which are basically always contested, a 72% success rate is insanely good.
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                  • DanH wrote: View Post

                    I think we often get caught up in how easy it looks from a distance when in reality the moves he is making to get to the rim in the first place do not leave him in a balance state to go up for a dunk.

                    And the simple reality is for a guy creating his own shots at the rim which are basically always contested, a 72% success rate is insanely good.
                    Yeah, Pascal often shoots off balanced.
                    That's why not so many players can do his spin moves, those are tough shots.

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                    • slaw wrote: View Post

                      Think that's out of Raps' hands now.
                      The reports are/were that if they offer Pascal a max extension during the season, he would sign it.

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                      • DanH wrote: View Post

                        I think we often get caught up in how easy it looks from a distance when in reality the moves he is making to get to the rim in the first place do not leave him in a balance state to go up for a dunk.

                        And the simple reality is for a guy creating his own shots at the rim which are basically always contested, a 72% success rate is insanely good.
                        Yeah, he's often lunging towards the rim after making a move, so tends to be off balance. He's also lose with his dribble so there are some awkward movements there. DS is usually making a downhill drive to the rim off a screen so much more balanced.

                        If Pascal could convert a few of those lay-up's into dunks he could be that much better.

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                        • golden wrote: View Post

                          The reports are/were that if they offer Pascal a max extension during the season, he would sign it.
                          I think Pascal would welcome the opportunity to be wooed by other teams as the (one of the) big fish in this upcoming free agency class.

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                          • golden wrote: View Post

                            The reports are/were that if they offer Pascal a max extension during the season, he would sign it.
                            Masai doesn't wanna delay building around Scottie for over a year.

                            Sell high.

                            Pascal will almost certainly resign with whoever trades for him. Only team that can offer him max and would want him is Sixers.

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                            • Primer wrote: View Post

                              Masai doesn't wanna delay building around Scottie for over a year.

                              Sell high.

                              Pascal will almost certainly resign with whoever trades for him. Only team that can offer him max and would want him is Sixers.
                              That's not selling high.

                              You only need one team in the market for it to be enough. Why would a team risk him leaving for the Sixers after a few months? They might if they don't give up much.. which again is not selling high. That would be selling low.

                              And if it was the Sixers themselves, why would they trade for him when they can get him for "free"?

                              Masai created this mess.. but they can still bring him back and course correct it a little bit by re-signing him.

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                              • What's the downside of re-signng Pascal if he's open to it?
                                I also agree it would be easier to trade him to a team knowing they have him locked up if so desired.

                                Could Pascal ask for the rare no-trade to sign?

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