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WrecklooseLooks like future starter Cody Zeller is available.

Threw Booze a bone while he's still #1 on the waiver wire
Oct 20, 2017 11:36 PM
Chris Paul now out 3-4 weeks as well
Oct 20, 2017 10:37 PM
HurricaneKid
Moses
PaulsonJaylen Brown looks really good on both sides of the ball. That was a nice get for Boston.

I was half serious last night when I suggested there is a silver lining for Boston as Hayward's injury means more minutes for both Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown. Those are two very promising talents on the wing for both ends of the court. Jaylen Brown was already going to play a ton because he's so far ahead defensively for his age. I would love to see those two at the wings with Hayward at the four. With Kyrie and Al Horford, there's a lot of versatility and promise in Boston. They still need a bruising shot-blocker that they can bring in over Marcus Morris, but they potentially have most of the pieces.

Tatum is going to be a 4 when he matures. He is a ways off. Brown is too, though his upside is tantalizing; he has had a great start to the season and he jumps off the screen but he fouled out, could have had at least a few more and literally has the worst left I have ever seen for a major contributor. Of course, this means he has even more upside as there is plenty of room for growth.
The Bucks front court has long been accused of being soft. But they absolutely bullied Boston last night. Kyrie might have looked good on Sportscenter on a handful of plays but he was flat out killed by Brogdon and bullied by Delly. Shooting 28% and not getting to the line is enormously problematic and his playmaking was worse than many have thought possible. Defensively they were routinely beaten and resorted to?retreating to the lane. They gave up a ton of wide open 3s that Milwaukee missed at a pretty alarming rate; other teams won't. Smart is going to be impacted by the rule changes more than any player in the league as officials refused to give him calls for throwing his body into people. And his shot selection is as bad as imaginable.
I always thought the Celtics chances were massively overstated this year. The trade that was made was meant to reshape their window for 4-6 years from now with decent seasons up until then. Expecting Tatum and Brown, aged 19 and 20, to be massive contributors/starters for a team that expected to get to the ECF never made sense to me.

Brown fouled out on an awful call, the replay of which clearly showed Giannis grabbing Brown's jersey before the entry pass. It's also, you know, two games into the season on the second night of a back to back, both of which Boston lead or had tied in the final minutes, just after which they lost arguably their best all around player after a horrific injury. Let's check in again in December.

Not sure where you got massive expectations for Boston or Tatum/Brown from. I'll certainly agree that the opening over/under of 56.5 was high, and I'll agree that Boston had nothing more than a puncher's chance to beat Cleveland and zero shot to beat Golden State. Unless you think 'massive expectations' means being better than Washington, Toronto, and Milwaukee, in which case I don't know what to tell you.

Brown was supposed to be a three and D guy, and Tatum was supposed to be a bench scorer with a possibility of being the 5th starter by March. Brown averaging 21.5 and Tatum 11/9.5 in their first two games is way, way ahead of where any reasonable person expected. But again, two days into the season.
Oct 19, 2017 7:46 PM
Moses
BigwigI can't believe two of you grabbed both my waiver claims. You sonsofbitches. I picked up that cunt Dellavedova today.

In the last round of the draft, I almost picked up Andre Roberson instead of Richaun Holmes before I remembered that I could stash Holmes on IL. I am just desperate for a Top 100 player at PF-C. That won't be Holmes though even if Joel Embiid were not to play at all this season.

Andre Roberson plays both Thursday and Sunday on lightly scheduled nights. Oklahoma City and the L.A. Lakers are the only two teams that play both of those days, so I grabbed Roberson for that reason alone. It's very possible that I drop Roberson on Sunday because I am loaded with very good wings already, but I might retain him because he is my lone OKC player, and I can watch him on Fox Sports Oklahoma. So if you still want Roberson, know that he'll likely be there for you.

Carmelo is available for the right price
Oct 19, 2017 12:46 PM
Paris the GoatYankees-Dodgers (if it happens) might be a ratings boon overall, but I know I won't watch a second of it.

This Yankees team is fun as hell to watch, especially now that Judge is back in MVP form.
Oct 19, 2017 12:39 PM
Moses
PaulsonJaylen Brown looks really good on both sides of the ball. That was a nice get for Boston.

I was half serious last night when I suggested there is a silver lining for Boston as Hayward's injury means more minutes for both Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown. Those are two very promising talents on the wing for both ends of the court. Jaylen Brown was already going to play a ton because he's so far ahead defensively for his age. I would love to see those two at the wings with Hayward at the four. With Kyrie and Al Horford, there's a lot of versatility and promise in Boston. They still need a bruising shot-blocker that they can bring in over Marcus Morris, but they potentially have most of the pieces.

Boston's window wasn't opening until next season at the earliest anyway*. Tatum and Brown are not only looking very promising, they're the ideal types of players for today's NBA. Long, athletic, versatile wings who can score at the rim, shoot, and defend multiple positions. Comparatively, Ben Simmons may very well be an all-NBA player some day, but he may also have a ceiling of very good due to his lack of shooting and defense. He's also a guy you have to design a system around,around, rather than a guy who can fit in most any system.

To Paulson's point, I hope Brown and especially Tatum will finally silence the 'Ainge can't draft' crowd. It's easy to forget that after Simmons and Ingram there were at least 5 guys who could have gone #3. Right now Brown looks like the best of the bunch.

*really in 2019 when Boston trades for Davis
Oct 19, 2017 12:36 PM
MosesGet a goddamn avatar, HurricaneKid. Even if it's all just one color like the Beatles' White Album. Just put something there that is shitty stopgap quality like my tomatillos.

I thought they were limes
Oct 18, 2017 10:57 PM
Paris the Goat
MosesWhat other teams' health staffs do I need to know about besides Milwaukee's and Phoenix's? I meant to read more about the real benefits these teams have reaped last season, but I didn't look into it.

On the other end of the spectrum, Philadelphia and Chicago.

Don't forget the Clippers!
Oct 18, 2017 9:39 PM
On the plus side, Tatum was really freaking good. 14/9/2 in his NBA debut on as big a stage as you can get.
Oct 18, 2017 2:42 AM
Moses
HoboJoe
chunkylover"That's beautiful. This is the beauty of sports. It brings people together" - Reggie Miller after LeBron consoled Gordon Hayward who was on a stretcher after SNAPPING HIS FUCKING LEG IN HALF!

Reggie is the worst regular NBA announcer by far.

Does Walt Frazier count? Because that guy's harlequinade remains invidious.

Does Frazier ever do national games? I'm sure there are plenty of horrid local broadcasters too. The OKC guys in particular come to mind.
Oct 18, 2017 2:00 AM
chunkylover"That's beautiful. This is the beauty of sports. It brings people together" - Reggie Miller after LeBron consoled Gordon Hayward who was on a stretcher after SNAPPING HIS FUCKING LEG IN HALF!

Reggie is the worst regular NBA announcer by far.
Oct 18, 2017 1:13 AM
Man, this sucks. I got nothing.
Oct 18, 2017 1:12 AM
booze
HoboJoe
booze
HoboJoeSo I picked up Terry Rozier after moving Rondo to my injured list, yet he's not on my roster until tomorrow. So I can't start him tonight, which was the whole point of picking him up. What's up with that?

Uh, it's always been that way?

Dumb rule.

We can't do anything about it. Also, just to refresh everyone's memories, when you add a new player off waivers your whole line-up goes to shit and you have to reset it all.

This I did thankfully notice. The 'Start active players' button is helpful
Oct 17, 2017 4:46 PM
booze
HoboJoeSo I picked up Terry Rozier after moving Rondo to my injured list, yet he's not on my roster until tomorrow. So I can't start him tonight, which was the whole point of picking him up. What's up with that?

Uh, it's always been that way?

Dumb rule.
Oct 17, 2017 4:05 PM
So I picked up Terry Rozier after moving Rondo to my injured list, yet he's not on my roster until tomorrow. So I can't start him tonight, which was the whole point of picking him up. What's up with that?
Oct 17, 2017 2:20 PM
Gonna need to change my team name now that my boy Olynyk is down in Miami. Roster as presently constructed:

PG Damian Lillard
PG Lonzo Ball
PG Rajon Rondo
PG/SG Lou Williams
PG/SG Jamal Murray
SG/SF Terrance Ross
SG/SF Evan Turner
SF/PF Carmelo Anthony
SF/PF Markieff Morris
SF/PF Marcus Morris
SF/PF Harrison Barnes
SF/PF Rondae Hollis-Jefferson
PF/C Myles Turner
PF/C Cody Zeller
C Karl-Anthony Towns
C Marcin Gortat
Oct 14, 2017 4:41 PM
Evan $72,000,000 Turner
Oct 14, 2017 4:37 AM
HoboJoeCody Zeller. He'll be starting over Dwight by February, you heard it here first.

Note the timestamp on this post when you read Lowe's predictions today:

Zach LoweCody Zeller wins his starting spot back from Dwight Howard

Charlotte will resist as long as possible. The Hornets have invested sweat equity in Howard. Steve Clifford loves him. They have concerns about Zeller's ability to bang every night with enemy starting centers. Howard is not the sort of player who offers more value as a reserve, and the Hornets might lose him if they go this route.

But it feels kind of inevitable. Zeller is an eager-beaver, rough-housing screen-setter who fits well with Kemba Walker and Nicolas Batum. He's faster diving from the arc to the rim than Howard, and has improved his finishing. He will not demand post touches, or pout when he doesn't get them. He can't touch Howard as an individual rebounder, but he's one of those Nene/Roy Hibbert types who boxes out so teammates can get the statistical credit. Charlotte was an elite defensive rebounding team with Zeller, anyway.

The Hornets famously plummeted to 3-17 without him last season. That wasn't all about Zeller, obviously. It was about the, umm, quality of his backups, and the rest of a thin roster. But something about his game clicks.

Oct 13, 2017 3:33 PM
Infinitus, via list, selects Victor Oladipo
Oct 12, 2017 10:14 PM
HurricaneKidI don't think position eligibility is going to be much of a problem for anyone this year.

I currently have 6 SF, 7 PF, and 3 SG eligible players if anyone needs a wing
Oct 12, 2017 6:09 PM