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  1. He could have kept PG and Westbrook but didn't want to. Better trade them for a good/great haul and start the rebuild than keep them, have the team in luxury tax and lose in the 1st round.
  2. Harden trade ended up being one of the worst ever. Presti deserves blame for Durant leaving. But he turned Ibaka to Dipo and Sabonis, those two to PG and PG to the biggest draft pick haul in NBA history. He drafted 3 MVPs three years in a row. I don't think anyone else has done the same. He has his flaws but he's far from terrible. Terrible GMs don't haul in talent like that.
  3. It is for Pacers but Magic have Isaac, Bamba and Vucevic already.. And they signed Aminu.
  4. I think East is pretty open even if he stays. There's no guarantee that they'll be able to maintain that historical defense. Siakam will probably develop further but vets like Gasol and Lowry could decline even further. Kawhi would be the best player in the East so that's hard to overcome but not impossible. Healthy Pacers should have a chance against every team in the East unless Philly gets lot of shooters and play up to their talent on paper (I don't think that will happen).
  5. While Redick was important, he was still just their 5th best player last year. He was their best 3 point shooter on a team that desperately needs spacing bc of Simmons and Embiid. But Richardson and Horford can space the floor. Richardson is also plus defender on the perimeter where Redick was a liability and he can create his own shot. Simmons needs to learn to score outside of 5 feet either way. Their length on D is exceptional as their 2nd shortest player in their starting lineup is 6'9 with 6'11 wingspan. Richardson is 6'6 with wingspan of 6'10. As of now, their depth is horrib
  6. It's about 0.375 TDs per game more. Not that much. Mahomes had just 163 drives in the regular season (ex. kneel downs at the end of halfs) bc of KCs porous defense. Peyton had 29 more in 2013. KC offense last year scored more points per drive (3.25 vs 2.98) and TDs per drive (0.405 vs 0.370) than DEN in '13. While it's possible he peaked on his 1st year starting, I consider that unlikely and their D won't likely be as bad in future years allowing for more offensive drives and thus chances to score. Trevor Lawrence could also going to be a big factor in breaking that record in few years.
  7. Gretzky has lot of unbreakable Records. 8 consecutive MPS, highest +/- in a season(+100), largest margin of victory in a scoring race(+79), most 100+ point seasons(15) or 11 100+ assist seasons (rest of NHL has total of 2 those).. Back in 1980, Eri Heiden won Olympic gold at speed skating.. at every individual event. 500, 1000, 1500, 5000 and 10000 meters.
  8. Second year player, first year starter just got to 50. 55 TD passes is certainly not among the most unbreakable records in sports. Players have gotten close to that and the record itself is just 6 r old. It's not even the most unbreakable Peyton Manning record. 23 consecutive regular season wins or 7 straight seasons of 12+ wins are going to be harder to break. Or 13 consecutive seasons with at least 25 TDs (Brady is at 10 right now).
  9. One big FA signing is plausible with couple of moves, two is not without some major moves and seriously compromising depth. True contender.. that depends. GSW would still be heavy favorite if Durant re-signs.
  10. LeBron to Houston would need some Morey magic (getting rid of Anderson contract), probably some type of discount from LeBron/Paul and/or Cleveland willing to 'help them', as in trading LeBron there. LeBron can't simply sign there as FA if they want to keep Paul and Capela too. And CP3 is probably crucial in making LeBron to Houston work.
  11. Agreed, though LeBron might score in the 50s again but it won't matter much. Warriors have just too much talent and Cavs have to play guys like JR Smith 30+ mins a game.. lol. Tough to recover mentally from a loss like that. They probably would've lost the series had Cavs won the game. Warriors were clearly off and only started to hit their groove in OT.
  12. Draft media was quite a bit lower on Mayfield than NFL teams. Browns saw him as highly competitive kid, who had great workouts and interviews. https://www.si.com/nfl/2018/04/30/baker-mayfield-cleveland-browns-draft-mmqb-peter-king https://twitter.com/GrahamBarfield/status/990788747217207296 http://www.cleveland.com/browns/index.ssf/2018/04/baker_mayfield_was_the_top_qb.html
  13. Philly does have the highest upside though, with Embiid, Simmons and the boatload of picks that they have. Getting to stay in the East is a nice advantage too. I agree that the fit with Simmons is far from ideal and Embiid has relatively serious injury concerns.
  14. I think Philly. It won't be easy for Rockets/James to pull off that because of their salary cap situation. Not having a first rounder. doesn't help either.
  15. Consensus best player? There's two months until combine and four until the draft. A lot can change. Likely a very good player doesn't do it for me. I want a cornerstone piece for the better part of the decade at #3 and at premium position.RB isn't that. BPA is relative too. In hindsight, someone might take Le'Veon Bell #1 in 2013 re-draft. For me, he doesn't cract top 15.
  16. How passing and rushing affect winning in the NFL NFL post-season correlations between wins and various stats What Can Statistics Tell Us About Success In The NFL? TL;DR: Rushing, either in total yards or in efficiency doesn't matter that much. Passing efficiency, turnover ratio usually decides who wins. There are lot of others but couldn't find them atm. Edit. for the link and teams that did improve after drafting RB in the top 5. 00 Ravens: not very familiar with them but they traded up for the RB and had improved from 6-10 to 8-8 the year
  17. Bell was a 2nd rounder and their offense did fine without Bell when Deangelo Williams was covering him for suspensions/injuries in 2015. Who is Adams? I believed and still believe,firmly,that Dallas would've been and would be better off by taking Ramsey over Zeke. I think a guy like Peters is more valuable in the long run than Gurley. I'd take HOF RB for 7 years if it means championships too. Barkley isn't guaranteed HOFer and even if he were, it doesn't guarantee championships. I take great line and medicore weapons over medicore line and great weapons everyday. Gurley
  18. Lot of research suggests otherwise, at least relative to other positions. https://www.stampedeblue.com/2017/12/30/16831878/is-there-a-best-round-to-draft-a-running-back-rushing-success-rate-ypc-explosive RBs take the most punishment. Everyone in football can be injured but RBs are especially at high risk. Another reason to not use a high pick on one. (1st round) Running backs are twice as likely to bust than become Pro Bowlers, while receivers and defensive linemen are in the same range.
  19. Cable has had signficant say in who the Seahawks draft at OL and during Cable's tenure there, I'm not sure if there's a team that has spent more picks on OL than them, though they consistently draft late. Last year, when they took Pocic, might have been an exception. Quote from their GM Just last season (2016) they cut Jahri Evans who they had signed to a one year deal. Went on to have a good year with the Saints. Seahawks were left with probably the worst guard combo in the league.
  20. Saw a nice stat on that, of Barkleys 44 total rushing yards against the Buckeyes, 62 were after contact. Yes, you read that correctly.
  21. The opposite... Barkley is an excellent RB prospect and has receiving and pass blocking skills too.. It just comes down to how high one values the RB position.
  22. For anyone who wants to hire Tom Cable as their HC, should look at the performance of his offensive line in this Cardinals game, a must-win for the Seahawks. Though they still won't make it if Falcons win it.
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