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Re: NBA draft
« Reply #40 on: May 17, 2016, 08:33:30 PM »
Yeah, it's a cosmetic move, but the Sixers are still going to tank like crazy and try to get the number 1 pick.

Mission accomplished.

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Re: NBA draft
« Reply #41 on: May 17, 2016, 08:47:54 PM »
Mission accomplished.

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It's nice, but I'm not super excited about the players at the top of the board, we'll see.

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Re: NBA draft
« Reply #42 on: May 17, 2016, 10:41:41 PM »
It's nice, but I'm not super excited about the players at the top of the board, we'll see.

One of these times you have to hit it.

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Re: NBA draft
« Reply #43 on: May 18, 2016, 12:13:47 AM »
One of these times you have to hit it.

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I don't think Okafor was a bad pick at 3 last year, he needs to grow up and learn to play defense, but he has true scoring talent. It would be nice to get a generational talent like a James or Curry. It would also be good if Embiid could recover from that microfracture and log some minutes.
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Re: NBA draft
« Reply #44 on: June 23, 2016, 10:16:45 PM »
In the interest of keeping alive a 2 year old sports thread, Simmons.


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Re: NBA draft
« Reply #45 on: January 18, 2017, 11:01:36 PM »
I'm not a big fan of the NBA but I kind of like watching the draft. I hope the 76'ers take Joel Embiid.


He will either be injury prone and never get on the floor or the next Hakeem Olajuwon.

I want high risk/high reward for this draft pick.


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Re: NBA draft
« Reply #46 on: January 20, 2017, 11:54:02 PM »
Best of Joel Embiid from October & November

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Re: NBA draft
« Reply #47 on: February 11, 2017, 09:00:15 AM »
The 2013 Brooklyn/Boston trade looks worse every year for Brooklyn.

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BROOKLYN, NY – The Brooklyn Nets have acquired Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce, Jason Terry and D.J. White from the Boston Celtics in exchange for Gerald Wallace, Kris Humphries, MarShon Brooks, Kris Joseph, Keith Bogans and three first round draft picks (2014, 2016 and 2018), as well as the right to swap first round picks in 2017, Nets General Manager Billy King has announced.

“Today, the basketball gods smiled on the Nets," said Nets Principal Owner Mikhail Prokhorov. "With the arrival of Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce, we have achieved a great balance on our roster between veteran stars and young talents. This team will be dazzling to watch, and tough to compete against."
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Re: NBA draft
« Reply #48 on: February 11, 2017, 04:21:44 PM »
Joel Embiid was seen dancing at a concert, Philly sports fans are outraged because he's supposed to be injured.


http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/sports/sixers/Sixers-Joel-Embiid-Im-not-healthy.html


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« Reply #49 on: February 11, 2017, 08:31:14 PM »
Joel Embiid was seen dancing at a concert, Philly sports fans are outraged because he's supposed to be injured.


http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/sports/sixers/Sixers-Joel-Embiid-Im-not-healthy.html


The comments section provides much humor.

Prolly all Raptors fans... :eyeroll:
(Embiid was dancing at a Meek Mills concert; Meek Mills had a much-publicized feud with Drake a year or two ago. Drake is "brand ambassador" or something to the Raptors... :D)


...let's hope Embiid doesn't just turn out to be another brittle big man.

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Re: NBA draft
« Reply #50 on: February 11, 2017, 11:35:03 PM »
Prolly all Raptors fans... :eyeroll:
(Embiid was dancing at a Meek Mills concert; Meek Mills had a much-publicized feud with Drake a year or two ago. Drake is "brand ambassador" or something to the Raptors... :D)


...let's hope Embiid doesn't just turn out to be another brittle big man.
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Gawd, no.

I was at a bar/restaurant and the Portland game was on one of the TVs the night he was injured, I knew right away it wasn't good, and I spent the rest of the meal worrying about the extent of the injury. :D


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Re: NBA draft
« Reply #51 on: February 15, 2017, 12:03:30 PM »
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Gawd, no.

I was at a bar/restaurant and the Portland game was on one of the TVs the night he was injured, I knew right away it wasn't good, and I spent the rest of the meal worrying about the extent of the injury. :D



Unfortunately that's why he dropped to 3 in his draft.  His injury history.

I would have taken the chance too.  BTW, I was hoping he would drop to 6 so the Celtics would take him.  We ended up with Marcus Smart, who I believe they are very happy with, but Embiid has the potential to be a Hall of Famer if he can get himself healthy.  He is impressive to watch.  He patrols the point and protects the rim like DeAndre Jordan, and in addition can fire up 3s from the outside.  Love the athletic big man.  Admittedly a Celtics fan, but I want him to make it.  Awesome player to watch if he's healthy.

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Re: NBA draft
« Reply #52 on: February 15, 2017, 02:44:39 PM »
Unfortunately that's why he dropped to 3 in his draft.  His injury history.

I would have taken the chance too.  BTW, I was hoping he would drop to 6 so the Celtics would take him.  We ended up with Marcus Smart, who I believe they are very happy with, but Embiid has the potential to be a Hall of Famer if he can get himself healthy.  He is impressive to watch.  He patrols the point and protects the rim like DeAndre Jordan, and in addition can fire up 3s from the outside.  Love the athletic big man.  Admittedly a Celtics fan, but I want him to make it.  Awesome player to watch if he's healthy.

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Embiid could be amazing, even if he only has a 5 year career. I think the 76ers org has handled the Simmons injury pretty badly, They won't give any kind of timeline for when he will return. Bryan Colangelo needs to be a bit more forthright with the media on stuff like this.

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Re: NBA draft
« Reply #54 on: March 28, 2017, 10:35:05 PM »
I feel rage

I feel beautiful beautiful rage!

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Re: NBA draft
« Reply #55 on: May 16, 2017, 10:08:10 PM »
Celtics get #1 pick!!!

Without tanking!!

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Re: NBA draft
« Reply #56 on: May 16, 2017, 11:15:40 PM »
Celtics get #1 pick!!!

Without tanking!!

 :rockon:

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Boo ha ha!

I was thinking about you tonight. Fultz is the pick. Let the Lakers deal with Lonzo Ball and his Carl Lindros-like dad. Much respect to Mister Hinkie for his vision, he fleeced Sacramento good.  A good night for the Celties and a decent one for the 76ers.

Domo arigato, Sacramento.
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Re: NBA draft
« Reply #57 on: June 17, 2017, 12:46:34 PM »
76ers trading with the Celts to get Fultz?

I like Fultz as a player, but let's not give away the farm to get him.

I found this tidbit fascinating: "Oddly enough Boston has Jackson, Fox, Monk, Ball and Tatum but not Fultz in their draft night "Who will be the Pick?" advertisement picture"*


Source: some guy on the webz.*

I think the 76ers can stay at 3 and still get a good player in Josh Jackson or Lonzo Ball, Colangelo might get fleeced if he makes this trade.
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Re: NBA draft
« Reply #58 on: June 19, 2017, 01:54:17 PM »
Deal done. The 76ers didn't give up too much, IMO. I was worried they might. As silly as it sounds, this really is a win-win trade for both teams. Fultz and IT may not have fit together well and the Celts have various options at number 3. The Celts could use the picks to engineer a trade too.

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Re: NBA draft
« Reply #59 on: June 20, 2017, 10:14:22 AM »
Deal done. The 76ers didn't give up too much, IMO. I was worried they might. As silly as it sounds, this really is a win-win trade for both teams. Fultz and IT may not have fit together well and the Celts have various options at number 3. The Celts could use the picks to engineer a trade too.

I'm not sad about the trade.  I'd be happy to get Josh Jackson at 3.  I'm sure the Lakers take Ball at 2.  I hope.

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