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Re: NBA 2018 Playoffs Thread
« Reply #75 on: April 14, 2018, 09:44:13 PM »

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Whiteside looks so bad so far.

Re: NBA 2018 Playoffs Thread
« Reply #76 on: April 14, 2018, 09:52:54 PM »

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Whiteside looks so bad so far.

Yeah, dude just doesn’t have a role in this series when Embiid isn’t playing.
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« Reply #77 on: April 14, 2018, 09:55:23 PM »

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Never put Olynyk on Simmons. lol

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« Reply #78 on: April 14, 2018, 09:55:47 PM »

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Yikes, KO just got got by Simmons.

Got to admit, I always knew he’d be good, but I thought he’d be good as a point forward type, not a “real” point guard. But he’s legitimately a huge point guard and plays that role well.
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« Reply #79 on: April 14, 2018, 10:03:33 PM »

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Have to say, I feel our defensive switching ability out on the perimeter would be much more effective than this Heat D. Philly is switching a lot, too, which is causing problems for Miami’s offense.
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« Reply #80 on: April 14, 2018, 10:06:07 PM »

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Nice move by Fultz there, but did anyone else notice that he passed up a wide open three with no one within like ten feet of him to initiate that move? Lol
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« Reply #81 on: April 14, 2018, 10:08:09 PM »

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Have to say, I feel our defensive switching ability out on the perimeter would be much more effective than this Heat D. Philly is switching a lot, too, which is causing problems for Miami’s offense.

Philly's pace will be slower once Embiid comes back.

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« Reply #82 on: April 14, 2018, 10:08:21 PM »

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People underestimate Ilyasova and Belinelli, they are killing the Heat. We could have had one or both of them if Ainge wanted to. Sixers are going to sweep this series once Embiid returns next game.

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« Reply #83 on: April 14, 2018, 10:15:03 PM »

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People underestimate Ilyasova and Belinelli, they are killing the Heat. Sixers are going to sweep this series once Embiid returns next game.

Naw, they’re lights out from three at 60%, which will regress to the mean, though Miami has to do more to challenge those shots.

I actually wonder if Embiid coming back benefits the Heat, because it allows Whoteside to actually play and contribute and substantially slows the pace down, which seems to benefit Miami’s style of play.
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« Reply #84 on: April 14, 2018, 10:15:44 PM »

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People underestimate Ilyasova, he's killing the Heat. Sixers are going to sweep this series once Embiid returns next game.

Lucky for the Sixers they got Ilyasova and Bellinelli for just about nothing. They have a ton of shooting...just not from their two recent #1 overall picks. Embiid should help further that advantage when he returns with his immense presence. Looks like they may actually be a force, after all.

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« Reply #85 on: April 14, 2018, 10:24:16 PM »

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People underestimate Ilyasova, he's killing the Heat. Sixers are going to sweep this series once Embiid returns next game.

Lucky for the Sixers they got Ilyasova and Bellinelli for just about nothing. They have a ton of shooting...just not from their two recent #1 overall picks. Embiid should help further that advantage when he returns with his immense presence. Looks like they may actually be a force, after all.

We should have grabbed Ilyasova and/or Belinelli ourselves when we had the chance.

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« Reply #86 on: April 14, 2018, 10:27:37 PM »

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What did the Sixers gave up for Belli?.

Im pretty sure the Bulls would not take our scrubs like Nader or Allen?... Oh well.

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« Reply #87 on: April 14, 2018, 10:29:49 PM »

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Good Lord, Miami, do you plan to challenge any of these threes? You’re not going to win many games letting the opponent shoot 65+% from beyond the arc.
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« Reply #88 on: April 14, 2018, 10:29:58 PM »

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What did the Sixers gave up for Belli?.

Im pretty sure the Bulls would not take our scrubs like Nader or Allen?... Oh well.

He was bought out and signed with the Sixers as a free agent.


Same for Ilyasova after he was bought out.

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« Reply #89 on: April 14, 2018, 10:31:25 PM »

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What did the Sixers gave up for Belli?.

Im pretty sure the Bulls would not take our scrubs like Nader or Allen?... Oh well.
Sixers didn't give up anything other than cutting Booker.  Ilyasova and Belinelli chose to sign with the Sixers after they were bought out.