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Re: Which young duo would you rather have than Brown-Tatum?
« Reply #15 on: November 21, 2017, 06:56:54 AM »

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I am happy with Brown and Tatum, so no thanks

Re: Which young duo would you rather have than Brown-Tatum?
« Reply #16 on: November 21, 2017, 07:29:08 AM »

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Re: Which young duo would you rather have than Brown-Tatum?
« Reply #17 on: November 21, 2017, 07:32:23 AM »

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Towns/Wiggins is tempting

Re: Which young duo would you rather have than Brown-Tatum?
« Reply #18 on: November 21, 2017, 07:56:40 AM »

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Fair enough. Still, I'd rather have Giannis-Parker than Tatum-Brown.

I don't think the Bucks duo belongs on that list as Gia is already in his 5th season and on his second contract.

That aside, the only duo I would place as definitively above Brown-Tatum is Embiid-Simmons.  None of the other duos have a secondary player as good as whichever of Brown-Tatum you want to consider the 'lesser' of the duo.
What about the Wolves duo?

KAT >> Tatum
Hate to say it, but right now Brown is a poor man's Wiggins. The age gap between them isn't that big. Brown is just a year and a half younger than Wiggins.

I don't think anyone would argue that Tatum's offensive game is better than KATs, but I think Tatum is significantly better than KAT on defense. With that, I think KAT and Tatum are closer than you suggest.

Re: Which young duo would you rather have than Brown-Tatum?
« Reply #19 on: November 21, 2017, 07:58:56 AM »

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Towns and Wiggins, Embiid and Simmons (but I would wince every time Embiid jumped). I think Brown and Tatum have the potential to be better than both of those pairings though, it just depends on whether you would take the risk of that potential over the certainty of what the others have achieved to this point.

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« Reply #20 on: November 21, 2017, 08:16:45 AM »

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Embiid/Simmons and Towns/Wiggins are obvious.  I'm not counting the Bucks since Giannis is on contract 2, though Giannis and pretty much anyone else is better since Giannis is so good.  That brings me to Denver.  Murray is clearly the worst player of the 4, but I think Jokic is probably the best player and thus I'd consider Denver because having the best player of a group should always be a consideration.
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Re: Which young duo would you rather have than Brown-Tatum?
« Reply #21 on: November 21, 2017, 08:17:01 AM »

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I might prefer Brown and Tatum over the entire list.  If Embiid stays pretty healthy the Sixers duo is the choice but I don't really expect that to happen.  The only other duo that I'd have to consider is Giannis and whoever- not because of whoever, but there is a chance that Giannis becomes far better than an allstar level player.

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« Reply #22 on: November 21, 2017, 08:45:18 AM »

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tough call. 

first pair that came to mind was Embiid and Simmons but the health issues with Embiid a re a serious concerns. 

Wiggins and KAT are another likely pair but their lack of commitment to defense and an all-around game are a concern for me as well. 

Giannis may fit the age bracket but he's on his second contract.  hard to consider him.  not really someone to pair him with based on the criteria --> Parker can't stay healthy and Brogdon is too old.

I honestly wouldn't take any other pair over Brown and Tatum at this point.
- Brown and Tatum are both solid scorers with the potential to get to elite (especially Tatum)
- both are solid rebounders
- both are solid defenders with potential to be top defenders (especially Brown)
- both have a high motor and have shown a drive to win and do all the little things that are needed to win.

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« Reply #23 on: November 21, 2017, 08:51:29 AM »

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I know the debate about the importance of defense is like arguing between Democrats and Republicans on this blog, but people really need to tune into a Wolves game and watch Wiggins on the defensive end...

I can't do that...I fear my eyes would not stop bleeding.

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« Reply #24 on: November 21, 2017, 11:47:35 AM »

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There are individuals I would take over them (Giannis, Towns, Simmons)

There are individuals I would never take (Embiid) because I don't think they are going to last health wise.



But I find it hard to find a duo I would take.   Maybe the T-Wolves.   

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« Reply #25 on: November 21, 2017, 11:55:48 AM »

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Smart/Rozier  :o

Re: Which young duo would you rather have than Brown-Tatum?
« Reply #26 on: November 21, 2017, 12:14:55 PM »

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If it's possible, I think 2-way players are VERY underrated in this league.  The fact that "best PG" conversations always includes turn-styles on the defensive end exemplifies that.  When you get an entire rotation of guys to buy in on defense, it's special, and that's why we've won 16 in a row.  For that reason, the only duo I take over Brown/Tatum is Embiid/Simmons with that caveat that both stay healthy. 

Would I trade the duos straight up?  I'm not a gambler so no, i wouldn't.

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No one for Jokic/Harris or Jokic/Murray? Jokic is clearly doing the heavy lifting for either pair, but the second half of either is no slouch.

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With the direction the league is going of positionless basketball, I don't think you could find a better duo. They are highly competitive and are willing to sacrifice for the betterment of the team. I love their ability to defend, rebound, and remain poised during crunch time. Both guys seem very motivated to get better every day.

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