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Preseason Game 3: Toronto @ Portland, October 5th, 10:00 PM ET, TSN2

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  • Demographic Shift
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    Demographic Shift wrote: View Post
    Kyle, Delon, Freddy
    Demar, Norm,
    Miles, Anunoby McKinnie
    Ibalka, Siakam, Wiltjer, Bruno
    JV, Poeltl, Bebe

    If the plan is to put up 40 or more 3s a night....This might be the roster they break camp with.
    Wiltjer can shoot. Can’t defend at all..but he can shoot.
    Well so much for that brilliant prediction on Wiltjer ...

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  • Jclaw
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    ogi wrote: View Post
    Tues vs pistons
    arghhh...totally thought there was a Sunday night game. Oh well. BTW...awesome job NBA at scheduling the opening night match ups but why schedule our last preseason game against the Bulls and then start the season against them a few days later? The Bulls don't need any more weird advantages (beyond just somehow being the bulls that always beat us)

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  • SkywalkerAC
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    ogi wrote: View Post
    Tues vs pistons
    Much needed practice time.

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  • GLF
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    DanH wrote: View Post
    Your signature is becoming relevant again. Don't give in to the dark side, GLF!

    Seriously, though, there is absolutely no reason to take anything from pre-season play. The Cavs were 2-4 in pre-season last year, while the Hawks and Wolves went 5-2. Shockingly, the Cavs were a very good team, and the Hawks and Wolves not so much.

    Relax. We've barely seen any of the regular season rotation, and even when we have, guys are trying random stuff out because it's pre-season, plus the coaching staff having the team get comfortable shooting (the wild 3 point attempt numbers will come down in the regular season, you can bet on that).

    You know what we do have? Actual NBA season minutes from almost all of our key rotation players that suggest they'll be very good to just fine in the roles they have for this season.
    I know I know I'm falling back into the dark side lol. I'm letting shaolin mess with my head ahaha. But yea we haven't played our regular rotation yet so I'm definitely going to hold off until the regular season starts.

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  • ogi
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    SkywalkerAC wrote: View Post
    When's next game?
    Tues vs pistons

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  • SkywalkerAC
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    When's next game?

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  • DanH
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    Mess wrote: View Post
    The waiver list goes by cap space or something?
    By regular season standings (worst record gets preference). It still being the off-season, last year's standings apply.

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  • Mess
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    The waiver list goes by cap space or something?

    The over the tax thing kind of crosses it off the list.

    But it got me thinking that since the 2nd year of his contract at $2.6M can be unguaranteed up until Jan 10, 2019, his contract would be a better asset than a similarly sized trade exception - since that would expire earlier (ignoring any roster spot crunch). so maybe some team claims him just for that purpose. If not then I suppose any contender who wants him can get him at the minimum after he clears, us usual. Doubt he'd go back to the Spurs though.
    Last edited by Mess; Fri Oct 6, 2017, 04:16 PM.

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  • DanH
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    Mess wrote: View Post
    Here's a semi-related hypothetical for everyone - if Richard Jefferson is indeed waived by the Cavs, could the Raps find room for his $2.5M deal (2nd year is unguaranteed) and would they want him on the bench instead of one of the many young unprovens?

    (Would he come here? That's another question but since his salary is so low I doubt he would make it off waivers and therefore have a choice - though I can't recall the last time an NBA player was claimed off waivers)
    Hmm, we could claim him using one of our trade exceptions, but then we'd almost certainly end up over the tax. We'd be quite a ways down the waiver list, too, so if anyone else was interested they'd likely get him first.

    Don't think I'd be interested. Want to see what the young guys can do.

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  • Mess
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    SkywalkerAC wrote: View Post
    With Miller and Brown on 2-ways, that'd be an awful lot of guard-wings: DeMar, Powell, Miles, Wright, McKinnie, Rautins, Miller, Brown + Bruno & OG + Rautins.
    Here's a semi-related hypothetical for everyone - if Richard Jefferson is indeed waived by the Cavs, could the Raps find room for his $2.5M deal (2nd year is unguaranteed) and would they want him on the bench instead of one of the many young unprovens?

    (Would he come here? That's another question but since his salary is so low I doubt he would make it off waivers and therefore have a choice - though I can't recall the last time an NBA player was claimed off waivers)

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  • SkywalkerAC
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    We don't really need McKinnie to improve, we need him to be a solid roleplayer. That is, he's not a developmental addition - he's a journeyman addition.

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  • LJ2
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    MixxAOR wrote: View Post
    Who? Derozan and Lowry? They weren't rookie at the age of 25.
    Yeah but DeRozan and Lowry didn't improve as players because they grew physically after the age of 25. They improved due working on their game which McKinnie can do as well. You don't stop developing your game at a certain age unless you chose to.

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  • SkywalkerAC
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    TRex wrote: View Post
    I'd give to 2 spots open(should be 3) to McKinnie and Rautins.
    With Miller and Brown on 2-ways, that'd be an awful lot of guard-wings: DeMar, Powell, Miles, Wright, McKinnie, Rautins, Miller, Brown + Bruno & OG + Rautins.

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  • MixxAOR
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    LJ2 wrote: View Post
    Doubt he'll improve on what? We've barely seen what he can actually do. Being 25 doesn't hold him back from getting better at basketball skills. We have two guys that blossomed later into their careers as prime examples, on our roster.
    Who? Derozan and Lowry? They weren't rookie at the age of 25.

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  • MixxAOR
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    Mess wrote: View Post
    This makes zero sense. He's younger than BeBe, JV and Delon. If there's even a minuscule chance he could be our Jonathon Simmons I'd need a better reason than "he's 25 years old" to cut him loose.
    He's same age as Delon and this is his Rookie year.

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