Recent content by hrdboild

  1. hrdboild

    Forecasting Bagley

    It's been a couple days so I'm not entirely confident about this, but I think the point I was trying to make is that big numbers have a stronger correlation to making All Star teams and All NBA teams than they do to winning championships. If a big man is putting up let's say 25, 13, and 3 with a...
  2. hrdboild

    Forecasting Bagley

    All of this is fair. But seeing Karl Anthony Towns listed as a star player got the gears turning toward a bit of an unexpected epiphany for me. Here's my hypothetical question: Is it possible for a player to be in both the "star player" category and also be in the "you're in trouble if he's the...
  3. hrdboild

    Forecasting Bagley

    Some of this is devil's advocate I suppose but if I'm building a team and I get to pick one current NBA player to start my roster with, how far down the list am I getting before I pick Towns? At this point, I don't know that he's even in my top 30. Kevin Love also put up monster numbers for...
  4. hrdboild

    Woj: Kings let Bogi go

    This is the crux of the Buddy Hield paradox... his three-point shooting is at such an elite level that he's going to be worthy of playing significant minutes for quite awhile. If he remains a liability on defense though, you can only afford to start him and play him big minutes if you have...
  5. hrdboild

    Forecasting Bagley

    Given the phrasing of the question (What is the most likely outcome) I had to go with option 3. An Andre Drummond type of impact is still possible for him if he hits his ceiling and I may adjust my expectations up a notch if he stays healthy and shows out this season. Star level though? He...
  6. hrdboild

    Buddy Hield CANNOT start.

    Excellent point. And I'd go one step further and add that the most likely scenario where Marvin Bagley justifies his top 5 pick status is on a team that gets out and runs every chance they get. Taking Fox, Hield, and Bagley and forcing them to play flat-footed half court offense is...
  7. hrdboild

    Woj: Kings let Bogi go

    Wow, so Giannis wanted Bogdan, the Bucks made a trade happen, somebody in the Bucks organization got a little too excited about it and blabbed, other GMs (read: Atlanta) got pissed and went to the league office, the league office threatened to veto the trade, Bogdan signed with Atlanta. This is...
  8. hrdboild

    Buddy Hield CANNOT start.

    Well now that we've cleared up if this is pettiness or actual measured dissatisfaction with Buddy as a basketball player, I'm sorry to inform you that you are most likely going to be very unhappy with what you see a month from now. Also, the sooner people realize that social media is not news...
  9. hrdboild

    Woj: Kings let Bogi go

    Can we please not make this another American Kings fans vs. European Kings fans schism? We're not the ones calling the shots here, we're just giving our opinions. I'll give you another reason why I voted against matching the Atlanta offer sheet... I really don't like 3 guard lineups for...
  10. hrdboild

    Current Kings roster and holes to fill

    His contract is probably unguaranteed, but you did leave out our undrafted free agent signing G/F Quinton Rose from Temple. I guess you could pencil him in as SF depth. Some of these positional alignments are subjective-- I don't really consider PF to be a thing anymore in any meaningful way and...
  11. hrdboild

    Woj: Kings let Bogi go

    If passing on Doncic was some kind of front to avoid the perception of favoritism toward the son of a former teammate of Vlade's, that's just about the worst decision in the history of professional basketball. Either a player is talented or not. There may have been some snickering going on about...
  12. hrdboild

    Poll: should the Kings match the offer for Bogi?

    We've arrived at the place all rebuilding teams eventually arrive at which is the "something's gotta give" phase. We could stay the course, pay everybody, and keep building or if we're closer to a rebuild than a championship we'll have to prioritize and plan for the future. If we didn't already...
  13. hrdboild

    Bucks Trade In Jeopardy: Bogi Didn’t Agree Go to the Bucks

    This is the punchline we need right now. Thank you! :D
  14. hrdboild

    Poll: should the Kings match the offer for Bogi?

    I'm definitely more mad at the Atlanta front office for being the biggest jerks in the room at the end of the day than all other parties involved, but that's kindof just how business works in this country isn't it? And now that they've blown every scrap of salary cap space they had putting...
  15. hrdboild

    Bucks Trade In Jeopardy: Bogi Didn’t Agree Go to the Bucks

    We're collateral damage here, but we can blame him for blowing up the Milwaukee trade and if the net result is that we get nothing in return, than yeah he has kinda screwed us. Which is his right as a free agent.