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PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:36 pm    Post subject:

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ESPN as usual loves "making" news now instead of "reporting" it.


They really should just rename ESPN to TMZ-Sports.


I don't think that's fair to TMZ. They are much more reputable and correct more often than ESPN.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:38 pm    Post subject:

Personally I don't consider texting the exact same as "speaking". As much as I like Luke, the reality is he was not hired by Magic / Pelinka, and in sports that usually hurts your job security. If things go south I expect Luke to be the first guy to go.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:39 pm    Post subject:

dont_be_a_wuss wrote:
Staccatos wrote:
MJST wrote:
ESPN as usual loves "making" news now instead of "reporting" it.


They really should just rename ESPN to TMZ-Sports.


I don't think that's fair to TMZ. They are much more reputable and correct more often than ESPN.


yeah, that's right. TMZ shows us raw BUT ACTUAL footage. ESPN just makes up (bleep) as they go.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2018 8:59 am    Post subject:

3peat_pete wrote:
dont_be_a_wuss wrote:
Staccatos wrote:
MJST wrote:
ESPN as usual loves "making" news now instead of "reporting" it.


They really should just rename ESPN to TMZ-Sports.


I don't think that's fair to TMZ. They are much more reputable and correct more often than ESPN.


yeah, that's right. TMZ shows us raw BUT ACTUAL footage. ESPN just makes up (bleep) as they go.
ESPN has really gone downhill
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2018 9:54 am    Post subject:

ShowtimeReturns wrote:
3peat_pete wrote:
dont_be_a_wuss wrote:
Staccatos wrote:
MJST wrote:
ESPN as usual loves "making" news now instead of "reporting" it.


They really should just rename ESPN to TMZ-Sports.


I don't think that's fair to TMZ. They are much more reputable and correct more often than ESPN.


yeah, that's right. TMZ shows us raw BUT ACTUAL footage. ESPN just makes up (bleep) as they go.
ESPN has really gone downhill


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I mean, they are what they are.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 2:31 pm    Post subject: Luke's ability to Dole Out Minutes Will Make or Break this team

I believe that. I have not been the biggest fan of Luke's lineups in the past. He's going to really have to be on his A game and find a way to use these guys correctly or he's going to have problems.

Someones going to have to sacrifice because we have a lot of guys who can contribute..including Ski and Wagner. I think Lance and McGee will be the guys who ultimately will have to sacrifice minutes.

I hope Luke's lineups and minutes allocation flow correctly.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 2:33 pm    Post subject:

Definitely going to be drama this season with all the egos, Luke may have the hardest job in the league this year.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 2:35 pm    Post subject:

where24happens wrote:
Definitely going to be drama this season with all the egos, Luke may have the hardest job in the league this year.


Luke wants to be a coach, prove your chops!
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 2:37 pm    Post subject:

Yea, Luke has to earn his stripes now.

"Lebrawn have a seat, we needed you fresh for the playoffs"

"Rondo have a seat we need Lonzo to gain experience"

"Magic have a seat.. I'm the coach"


We shall see if he can handle it.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 2:38 pm    Post subject: Re: Luke's ability to Dole Out Minutes Will Make or Break this team

fusuyballer wrote:
I believe that. I have not been the biggest fan of Luke's lineups in the past. He's going to really have to be on his A game and find a way to use these guys correctly or he's going to have problems.

Someones going to have to sacrifice because we have a lot of guys who can contribute..including Ski and Wagner. I think Lance and McGee will be the guys who ultimately will have to sacrifice minutes.

I hope Luke's lineups and minutes allocation flow correctly.


Big time cause Rondo or Lance might also get a bit irritated if they feel they aren't getting enough minutes. Will Luke be strong enough to play who's playing better or will the pressure that he might get from the vets get to him? Gonna be even harder if Josh keeps this type of play up. We'll just have to wait and see
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 2:46 pm    Post subject:

Dole!

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 2:47 pm    Post subject:

where24happens wrote:
Definitely going to be drama this season with all the egos, Luke may have the hardest job in the league this year.


Where's the conflict? Without the Randle/Nance/Brook musical chair (bleep) show from a season ago, I think this is smooth sailing for Luke quite honestly.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 2:48 pm    Post subject:

defense wrote:
Yea, Luke has to earn his stripes now.

"Lebrawn have a seat, we needed you fresh for the playoffs"

"Rondo have a seat we need Lonzo to gain experience"

"Magic have a seat.. I'm the coach"


We shall see if he can handle it.


The only 2 coaches alive that could bench Lebron James against his will are Popovich and Phil Jackson. And Lebron already isn't a fan of Phil.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 2:50 pm    Post subject:

I expect Lebron to be the only player with significant minutes, everyone else will split minutes, i.e. Ball and Rondo, Caldwell-Pope and Hart, Ingram and Kuzma, Zubac and McGee, Stephenson in the “glue guy” role, and the rookies, Mykhailiuk and Wagner, getting minutes with Lebron in blowouts. The roster is balanced. The concern I have is the poor free throw shooting.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 2:51 pm    Post subject:

kikanga wrote:
defense wrote:
Yea, Luke has to earn his stripes now.

"Lebrawn have a seat, we needed you fresh for the playoffs"

"Rondo have a seat we need Lonzo to gain experience"

"Magic have a seat.. I'm the coach"


We shall see if he can handle it.


The only 2 coaches alive that could bench Lebron James against his will are Popovich and Phil Jackson. And Lebron already isn't a fan of Phil.


I'm hoping Lebron finds some humility, but you are probably right.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 2:52 pm    Post subject:

Idk, where Lance gets his minutes. Kcp might get the start and Josh should probably get the back up minutes at sg. Lebron,B.I and Kuz should have the sf/pf position minutes.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 2:53 pm    Post subject:

shortodom wrote:
Idk, where Lance gets his minutes. Kcp might get the start and Josh should probably get the back up minutes at sg. Lebron,B.I and Kuz should have the sf/pf position minutes.



Lance will get his minutes when we go small...those minutes will more than likely come from McGee playing limited minutes. I would only really play McGee versus teams with very good bigs.

Thats just me though. What Luke does is anyone's guess.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 2:54 pm    Post subject:

shortodom wrote:
Idk, where Lance gets his minutes. Kcp might get the start and Josh should probably get the back up minutes at sg. Lebron,B.I and Kuz should have the sf/pf position minutes.

We'll play a good about of small ball. I wouldn't be surprised to see Hart and KCP on the floor together with one of them at the 3.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 2:55 pm    Post subject:

fusuyballer wrote:
shortodom wrote:
Idk, where Lance gets his minutes. Kcp might get the start and Josh should probably get the back up minutes at sg. Lebron,B.I and Kuz should have the sf/pf position minutes.



Lance will get his minutes when we go small...those minutes will more than likely come from McGee playing limited minutes. I would only really play McGee versus teams with very good bigs.

Thats just me though. What Luke does is anyone's guess.


I expect McGee to start the halfs and then never be seen again.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 2:59 pm    Post subject:

I think Luke will use Stephenson as a multi-position defender and playmaker. When Luke unsatisfied with the effort of any of the starters or reserves, i.e. Ball, Caldwell-Pope, Ingram, then he will substitute them for Stephenson to maintain consistent first and second units. Stephenson used as the glue guy, since he can play 1 to 3.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 3:01 pm    Post subject:

No it’s up to the players to perform.

And let’s be honest, he’ll get all the blame for losses and no credit for wins per usual. He’s rarely judged fairly.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 3:03 pm    Post subject:

Of the things that would make or break this team's next season (and I'm not sure making only 44 wins would be called breaking), Luke's down the list in terms of how his work impacts this team. I'd weight the individual and group health of these guys as greater than what Luke does: LeBron, Ingram, Kuzma and Ball.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 3:12 pm    Post subject:

there's a clear pecking order...
Lebron and everyone else.
Rondo and Lance may have alot to say but will have zero pull and can easily be released.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 3:17 pm    Post subject:

I think FO already set the tone with LeBron plus 4 open spots... let the best man play
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 3:25 pm    Post subject:

audioaxes wrote:
there's a clear pecking order...
Lebron and everyone else.
Rondo and Lance may have alot to say but will have zero pull and can easily be released.

LaVar will have lots to say too

it'll be complete gibberish, but he'll definitely have a lot to say

especially when Rondo's playing in critical minutes instead of Lonzo
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