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Old 03-11-2018, 10:16 PM   #41
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I think i have to eat some crow...Randle is balling since january, damn. Of course he still have several black hole moments in each game.

But i guess he is on the shorter FA list if we dont pick Bagley/Porter/JJJ. Still think he is an undersized center playing bully ball and nothing else

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WHAtever the off season plan is, Randle became harder to acquire. Hed be a great pnr guy with skill.
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@BobbyMarks42: Yogi Ferrell of the Mavericks has now played 2,000 minutes and has met the starter criteria for free agency this summer. Ferrell will see his qualifying offer and cap hold increase from $1.7M to $2.9M. The guard will be a restricted FA.
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@BobbyMarks42: Yogi Ferrell of the Mavericks has now played 2,000 minutes and has met the starter criteria for free agency this summer. Ferrell will see his qualifying offer and cap hold increase from $1.7M to $2.9M. The guard will be a restricted FA.
Think hes gone.. Hes deserved it though
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Think hes gone.. Hes deserved it though
Good for him. Will root for the dude whether hes here or not. Hope he lands a decent contract
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Who would be the best player to draft that would play best next to this guy. Randle has been a beast lately. Hes looking like a guy that is going to reach his ceiling.

Bamba
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Scratch brainfart Randle, im ready to throw 4/40 at Dante Exum and pair him with DSJ in the backcourt. And then im trying to get Orlando not to match a big contract for Gordon. Even if its probably easier go get Randle. But i think Rick doesnt like the spacing issues with Randle at the four. He plays pretty much like a Five because he has no range.

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But for this scenario we need at least 30-32m cap space...

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Scratch brainfart Randle, im ready to throw 4/40 at Dante Exum and pair him with DSJ in the backcourt. And then im trying to get Orlando not to match a big contract for Gordon. Even if its probably easier go get Randle. But i think Rick doesnt like the spacing issues with Randle at the four. He plays pretty much like a Five because he has no range.

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But for this scenario we need at least 30-32m cap space...
Problem with Exum has always been his health -- dude has only played 156/328 (49%) career games over four seasons.
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Yes but he looked great at SL and he looks great now. ACL in 2015 and then a freak injury with his shoulder...it happens...

We have to give Rick a maximum of talent. Real talent he can work his magic with and not scrubs that just doesnt look so crappy under him...

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You know earlier we were talking about center and who would be the target if we don't get one in the draft and if Capela is too expensive and the Noel bridge is burned. I think Dieng could be had for very cheap from minny. He's playing so little there and he's locked in for 3 more years. They probably want to extend Towns next year too so it makes sense to move him. We could just absorb him for some minor compensation or maybe Thibs wants someone like Wes. Wes seems like a Thibs guy and they don't seem to love Crawford. Being on a 1 year deal his salary comes off before the Towns extension would hit and they could probably resign him cheaper if it goes well. Doubt we are willing to part with Wes though but I still think Dieng could be had cheap.

Edit- in hindsight this could prolly be moved to another thread but the activity during these tank games is so low so I'm not sure it matters. UD can move this if need be. I'm not being lazy I swear...

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You know earlier we were talking about center and who would be the target if we don't get one in the draft and if Capela is too expensive and the Noel bridge is burned. I think Dieng could be had for very cheap from minny. He's playing so little there and he's locked in for 3 more years. They probably want to extend Towns next year too so it makes sense to move him. We could just absorb him for some minor compensation or maybe Thibs wants someone like Wes. Wes seems like a Thibs guy and they don't seem to love Crawford. Being on a 1 year deal his salary comes off before the Towns extension would hit and they could probably resign him cheaper if it goes well. Doubt we are willing to part with Wes though but I still think Dieng could be had cheap.

Edit- in hindsight this could prolly be moved to another thread but the activity during these tank games is so low so I'm not sure it matters. UD can move this if need be. I'm not being lazy I swear...
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I'd be down with Dieng, dude was putting up 10/8 and shooting 37% from beyond the arc before he got relegated to a backup role... Plus, I actually wanted the Mavs to draft him back in 2013, so we'd be making up for that missed opportunity.
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I'm hoping for Doncic since Ayton isn't going to be available. Maybe a cpl teams pass on the white "unathletic" SG in the top 5
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Doncic wont slide past #3. If the Kings draft ahead of us no way he gets past Divac. Hell, Divac probably takes him at #1

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I doubt he does either. We should be able to hold off the Kings, we have one more loss and 2 less wins. The win the other night was stupid.
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Yeah, Kings are playing now Suns and Grizzlies, they are going to have a hard time to outtank them in these games.

Nets-Bulls play two times in a row....
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If we don't draft a center we should attempt to trade for Whiteside this offseason. I like him better than Capela. He's out of favor with the Heat, only 26, and still shows up well in advanced defensive stats despite having a bad (by his standards) season. Could be a good opportunity to buy low.
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Whiteside is a headcase, no way it works with Rick. Rondo 2.0

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Eddie Sefko: Prez and GM Donnie Nelson on Mavs needing more weapons: “Getting Rick (Carlisle) ammunition is our No. 1 priority in the offseason. We’ve got a great opportunity in the draft. And free agency, we’ll be extremely active. It was an extremely difficult year for the head coach.”
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I keep hearing local radio talk about how it will be years before the Mavs are any good. That's not necessarily how the NBA works. Teams can obviously change quickly just hitting 1 home run in the draft.. can completely rebuild a team quickly. The Mavs could have a winning record next year with a home run in the draft to go along with DSJ's development and a little assistance via free agency..
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I keep hearing local radio talk about how it will be years before the Mavs are any good. That's not necessarily how the NBA works. Teams can obviously change quickly just hitting 1 home run in the draft.. can completely rebuild a team quickly. The Mavs could have a winning record next year with a home run in the draft to go along with DSJ's development and a little assistance via free agency..
Denver is 46-36 and out of the Western playoffs. Legit tanking is expected to be much less prevalent with the new draft odds starting next year. I can see the Mavs improving quite a bit just from our insane number of close game losses and player improvement, but even having a winning record in the West would be a dramatic change. Becoming a .500 team means winning 17 more games than this year.
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Denver is 46-36 and out of the Western playoffs. Legit tanking is expected to be much less prevalent with the new draft odds starting next year. I can see the Mavs improving quite a bit just from our insane number of close game losses and player improvement, but even having a winning record in the West would be a dramatic change. Becoming a .500 team means winning 17 more games than this year.
You're absolutely right. I don't think the Mavs will be competing for a title in the next few seasons..but they can be right back in the thick of the playoff hunt next year. Once you have a couple of young guys establishing themselves, you become a much more likely place for a free agent to land. Dallas is primed to turn it around quickly in my opinion IF they hit a home run this year. I don't believe the Mavs were anywhere near as bad as their record indicated this season.

Their expected W/L based off of points would put them at 33-49 for the season... And realistically, much of that has to do with not necessarily rolling with your best players down the stretch of games. The Mavs were abysmal in close games this season. I don't think this Mavs team was good this season by any stretch.. just don't think they were anywhere near as bad as the record indicated..which is great for draft purposes.

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It's a pipe dream at this point but damn Clint Capela looks good. He thoroughly outplayed KAT today.
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Interesting name to keep an eye on -- Alex Len. If the Suns get the #1 pick and select Ayton that will make Len expendable. While he sucks on offense, he has quietly become one of the better defensive bigs in the league. I wouldn't give him the max, but I'd offer 10 million a year.
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It's a pipe dream at this point but damn Clint Capela looks good. He thoroughly outplayed KAT today.
I think that is partially Minnesota's fault, but also not KAT for demanding the ball. Houston always switches pick and rolls. When KAT gets a small on him he needs to plant himself in the post and demand the ball. Easy bucket everytime.
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