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|4 days 20 hours ago||You guys keep bringing up||
You guys keep bringing up wanting bullpen help in return for our trade chips, and I don't get it. You don't trade players like Soria, Price, Cespedes, or even Davis for middle relief help when you're no longer trying to win this year. You trade for high-level prospects at premium positions, of which does not include "bullpen help." Fix the bullpen with free agent signings in the offseason.
|5 days 20 hours ago||This is completely false.||
This is completely false. Towns certaintly wasn't "projected to go to Harvard" by any of the recruiting sites. It's also very misleading to say he was "always a Harvard lean" when he was quoted in articles like this - http://www.umhoops.com/2014/05/11/2016-wing-seth-towns-expects-offer-mic... - saying Michigan was his leader, and then later on his recruitment saying M and OSU were on top. Harvard was never the leader until later, when M and OSU ran out of room for him. In fact, in this article where he mentions M and OSU backing off - http://www.indystar.com/story/sports/college/purdue/2015/05/04/purdue-bu... - Harvard isn't even mentioned.
|5 days 21 hours ago||If this is true, I'm||
If this is true, I'm surprised the staff basically told Seth Towns, a 4* Wing from Trey Burke's High School in Ohio, that they didn't have room for him. He was very high on Michigan but ended up committing to Harvard after M's staff told him they were backing off.
|6 days 12 hours ago||Seriously? You want to trade||
Seriously? You want to trade one of the best starting pitchers in the game for some middle relief help?
|6 days 20 hours ago||Pay off my student loans.||
Pay off my student loans.
|1 week 6 days ago||12 UNLV 11 Oregon State 10||
|3 weeks 1 day ago||You don't think we'd take||
You don't think we'd take bush and jones? Especially after no LBs last year?
|3 weeks 4 days ago||We need to sell (especially||
We need to sell (especially the guys we're gonna lose anyway, like Price) and try to restock our terrible farm system.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||I understand that. But I'm||
I understand that. But I'm assuming the coaching staff has had some idea of how they want this class to be constructed for a while and they were obviously still recruiting him very hard pretty recently.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||The Quinn Nordin recruitment||
The Quinn Nordin recruitment is so weird to me. At one point it seemed like he was a lock to be in the class, now he's a PSU lean due to M's depth chart at kicker.... Which hasn't changed since he was a M lean. I don't get it.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Maybe they realized how bad||
Maybe they realized how bad the 2nd one was and thought better of it.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Because Elite 11 is a TV show.||
Because Elite 11 is a TV show.
|4 weeks 49 min ago||Right. There's no way Peters||
Right. There's no way Peters is just, you know, doing well. They're ranking him 3rd just because.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||Then why did they recruit him||
Then why did they recruit him so heavily up to this point? I don't understand that.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||I'm not projecting Detroit's||
I'm not projecting Detroit's players to definitely be good, as you're doing with Philly's. I'm simply saying Detroit has just as good of a chance as Philly to build a contending team - something you, for some reason, are adamant can't happen. Yet you're willing to praise Philly's plan which nobody knows is even going to work yet. It makes no sense.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||It's weird. He seemed like a||
It's weird. He seemed like a heavy Michigan lean for a while, but now seems headed to PSU mostly due to depth chart... Which hasn't changed since he was a heavy Michigan lean.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||Vonleh is physically able to||
Vonleh is physically able to play basketball. Embiid hasn't been for a year and a half, and won't be for at least another season. Portland would've laughed and hung up if the Sixers offered Embiid for Batum. No one wants Embiid right now because no one knows for sure when/if he's gonna play again.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||The Pistons also can sign a||
The Pistons also can sign a free agent on par with Ariza/Iggy once the cap jumps up.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||Your assertion that Philly||
Your assertion that Philly can trade embiid for Lawson or (especially) Bledsoe right now is ridiculous btw. Until he proves he can even play again, nobody is trading for Embiid.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||Then you can have it. But||
Then you can have it. But what of that are you trading that gets you a 21 year old superstar (assuming one magically comes available, which is unlikely)?
|4 weeks 1 day ago||But the difference between||
But the difference between Jackson's deal and those others are that now the cap is jumping so high that it doesn't hurt as much.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||You've said yourself that||
You've said yourself that free agency isn't how you build a team, that "you build through good drafting and smart trades," so why do you care how much cap space they have?
|4 weeks 1 day ago||It's funny that you've just||
It's funny that you've just decided the Pistons have no chance to win a title. Drummond, Jackson, KCP, Stan Johnson... They all have just a good of a chance (if not better) to be as good or better as Philly's young "assets." Also funny that your model for what you want Detroit to do just rode an injury wave to the WCF and aren't even a top 3 team in their own conference next year. If you want the Pistons to be the Rockets, you still don't have a championship.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||You didn't answer my||
You didn't answer my question. What assets does Philly have, after a couple of years of tanking now, that someone would trade them a James Harden for? Maybe Okafor and... A bunch of 2nd Round picks? Drummond is a better building block than anyone Philly has, and we didn't have to run out a D League team for three straight years to get him.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||You're building your argument||
You're building your argument by projecting the worst case scenario onto the Pistons and the best case scenario onto the 76ers. What if Jackson ends up being good, Drummond continues to develop into an All Star, KCP becomes a consistent shooter to go with his excellent perimeter defense, Illyasova's shooting stretches the floor to free up the lane for Jackson and Drummond, and Stan Johnson is a two way star? Then the Pistons are legitimately good without having to endure what Philly fans have seen the last couple year and will continue to have to watch the next couple years too. You're acting like Philly's plan is a guarantee and the Detroit's is automatically bad. That's incorrect.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||Do you really think a max||
Do you really think a max level guy like Howard is going to want to go to Philly? What assets does Philly have that is so appealing?
|4 weeks 1 day ago||That's the thing: you keep||
That's the thing: you keep saying the Pistons don't have flexibility but you're wrong. The only long term contracts they have right now are Jackson and, sometime soon, Drummond (which everyone would agree is a good idea). I don't think what the 76ers are doing is horrible necessarily, but it's just a risky as what the Pistons are doing. They could easily end up with years of being horrible and only a broken down Embiid, offensively limited Noel, defensively limited Okafor, an unknown Euro who can't come over until 2016 at the earliest, and Stauskas who had a bad rookie year to show for it.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||What about Philly's approach||
What about Philly's approach reminds you of the Houston Rockets? I don't see any James Hardens on their roster.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||The Lakers and Knicks can't||
The Lakers and Knicks can't get any max players to sign with them, but you think Philly is gonna get 2? No way.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||The Sixers got those player,||
The Sixers got those player, for the most part, drafting in the top 3-6. You've already said yourself that Detroit isn't an attractive destination for marquee free agents, so what do you want them to do? The last few draft picks they've had have been in the 7-9 range... Where they've acquired Brandon Knight, Andre Drummond, KCP, and Stan Johnson. That's a pretty good haul, considering where they've picked. Who did you want them to draft instead? There aren't many "potential superstars" available 7-9.