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bluehenbillk wrote:Trae Young tearing it up early.....
Heard that on the Wolves post game show. Great to hear.
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Rose drops fitty on the Jazz, as Buckets sits and pouts.
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So when are the 76ers going to send Saric and Fultz to Minny for Jimmie?

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Should be official tomorrow, Buckets to Philly for Saric etc.

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Yeah, I like the trade. I don't see the SIxers making this move if Simmons and Embiid weren't on board with it, and I think those two guys are much better equipped to handle Butler than KT ever was. Sixers need that killer instinct late in games, and a guy who can really defend late in games, and Butler could be that. Trade was good in that the Sixers didn't give up anything that can't be replaced - I've never cared for Covington, always thought his defense was overrated and he wasn't a clutch shooter, and while I like Saric, his game is replaceable now with what we have with Chandler. Butler gives them a third potential stud player - that's something worth trading for.
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Bulls fans were glad to get rid of Butler, now the Timberwolves fans are glad to get rid of Butler. Hey, maybe he found a place where he can be happy without being a drama queen.
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Gil Dobie wrote:Bulls fans were glad to get rid of Butler, now the Timberwolves fans are glad to get rid of Butler. Hey, maybe he found a place where he can be happy without being a drama queen.
If Embiid and Simmons can't (heck, throw JJ in there too) can't handle him then he's not destined to be happy anywhere. I find it hard not liking being a Sixer at this point - playing alongside a budding MVP in Embiid, a do everything but shoot from 10ft out in Simmons, a sniper like JJ, a bunch of role players, and a great basketball environment - and they apparently have one helluva practice facility now. It's as good as it gets, or very close to it, in the NBA. If he can't enjoy this then his therapist will have plenty to work with.
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Timberwolves win their first game, post Buckets.

Really bad day for Caris LeVert, gruesome ankle injury
https://www.reddit.com/r/nba/comments/9 ... eg_injury/
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Timberwolves win second straight game without Buckets.
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Timberwolves are now a half game out of the playoff top 8. They'll have to prove themselves against San Antonio, Boston and Houston this week.
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Timberwolves blowout Spurs and move into the 8 slot in the West.
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Timberwolves now 9-3 post Butler. Working out good for both teams.
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Timberwolves fire Thibs because of the Jimmy Butler fiasco, and the Wolves losing to teams they should beat. Flip Saunders son Ryan Saunders becomes the youngest coach in the NBA at 32.
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Is Jimmie really causing problems in Philly?

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“Around the [Philadelphia 76ers] organization, there’s an urgency for [Brett] Brown and his coaching staff to stabilize the situation,” according to a report today by ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne and Adrian Wojnarowski. But which situation is that? You’re not gonna believe this, but it’s the situation of Jimmy Butler—reportedly!—behaving like an abrasive cheesebutt who can’t get along with even a single other human being under any circumstances.
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Crazy busy time in the NBA - Sixers are transformed from what they were just two months ago. After the Fultz trade today, Sixers starting five are:

Simmons
Embiid
Butler
Harris
Redick

Pretty good right there. Bench is filled out now:

Boban (first name only, big, goofy, Eastern European dude)
Scott (from the Harris trade too)
Ennis
J Simmons (from Fultz trade)
And still have TJ, Korkmaz, Bolden, Patton (included in Butler trade)

Doesn't even include Zahir Smith (first round pick, going through Sixers first round pick mandatory injury this year) and Shake Milton.

Other teams in the East got better too - Pacers will get Wesley Matthews after the buyout, Raptors traded for Paul Gasol, Bucks got Mirotic. Should be a great stretch run and looks like the top 4 teams in the East (Raptors, Celtics, Sixers, and Bucks) are looking at a bruising two rounds of the playoffs in the East come playoff time.
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GannonFan wrote:Crazy busy time in the NBA - Sixers are transformed from what they were just two months ago. After the Fultz trade today, Sixers starting five are:

Simmons
Embiid
Butler
Harris
Redick

Pretty good right there. Bench is filled out now:

Boban (first name only, big, goofy, Eastern European dude)
Scott (from the Harris trade too)
Ennis
J Simmons (from Fultz trade)
And still have TJ, Korkmaz, Bolden, Patton (included in Butler trade)

Doesn't even include Zahir Smith (first round pick, going through Sixers first round pick mandatory injury this year) and Shake Milton.

Other teams in the East got better too - Pacers will get Wesley Matthews after the buyout, Raptors traded for Paul Gasol, Bucks got Mirotic. Should be a great stretch run and looks like the top 4 teams in the East (Raptors, Celtics, Sixers, and Bucks) are looking at a bruising two rounds of the playoffs in the East come playoff time.
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Well the Sixers looked great in their first 2 games post-trade deadline. Scary to think if they all stay healthy what they'll look like come playoff time when they're all on the same page.
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The final damage from the Markelle Fultz mistake:

Sixers lose:
#3 overall pick in 2017 (Jayson Tatum)
1st round pick in 2019 (TBD - currently #14 overall based on standings)

Sixers gain:
Jonathon Simmons (undrafted, career 8.5 ppg)
OKC 2020 1st rounder (likely mid 20s overall)
Cleveland 2019 2nd rounder (currently 33rd overall)

OUCH! The Sixers really whiffed on that one.
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93henfan wrote:The final damage from the Markelle Fultz mistake:

Sixers lose:
#3 overall pick in 2017 (Jayson Tatum)
1st round pick in 2019 (TBD - currently #14 overall based on standings)

Sixers gain:
Jonathon Simmons (undrafted, career 8.5 ppg)
OKC 2020 1st rounder (likely mid 20s overall)
Cleveland 2019 2nd rounder (currently 33rd overall)

OUCH! The Sixers really whiffed on that one.
A colossal fail. :nod:

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CAA Flagship wrote:
93henfan wrote:The final damage from the Markelle Fultz mistake:

Sixers lose:
#3 overall pick in 2017 (Jayson Tatum)
1st round pick in 2019 (TBD - currently #14 overall based on standings)

Sixers gain:
Jonathon Simmons (undrafted, career 8.5 ppg)
OKC 2020 1st rounder (likely mid 20s overall)
Cleveland 2019 2nd rounder (currently 33rd overall)

OUCH! The Sixers really whiffed on that one.
A colossal fail. :nod:
Absolutely it's a fail, and I fail I put right at the feet of Bryan Colangelo and the NBA for forcing the Sixers to get rid of Hinkie and to hire the NBA insider that Colangelo was. Monumental fail, and luckily, with all the stuff that Hinkie had already set up, and with the ability of Brand to fix the mess Colangelo made, the Sixers have come out of this still looking really good and with a legitimate chance to win NBA titles over the next half a decade. Fultz's personality flaws should've been noticed (as Boston did notice) before investing so much in him. Like I said, though, it's a credit to Hinkie and Brand that they've managed to overcome this.
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Timberwolves still feeling things out with new coach. Getting close to being healthy, still waiting on Covington.
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11 points and a nice monster dunk for KAT. Frickin Marv Albert said he was Anthony Davis twice.
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Wolves fading without Covington and Wiggins terrible shooting. Wait till next year.
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Sixers finally get a road win against one of the best teams in the East. Starting 5, only together for 7 games so far, is looking better and better each game. Celtics on Wednesday will be another test.
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Trust the process.
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