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Derek

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Coming right off a catastrophic injury shooting 13 shots per game with a 27.1 USG rate with 29.5/23.1 shooting split explains their immediate 6 game losing streak after being inserted immediately into the starting lineup. I think an honest conversation is in order because there is not much time to get the rust off. Sabonis and Brogdon should be the 1-2 options for this year this year then re-assess VO's role next season.
I disagree. The upside of getting Oladipo back into the fold at even 75% of what he was before is too great to simply dismiss.

The Pacers, led by Sabonis and Brogdon aren't winning the East. However, if they can manage to get Oladipo producing again, and he's made improvements already, they are a dangerous team.
 

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I disagree. The upside of getting Oladipo back into the fold at even 75% of what he was before is too great to simply dismiss.

The Pacers, led by Sabonis and Brogdon aren't winning the East. However, if they can manage to get Oladipo producing again, and he's made improvements already, they are a dangerous team.
I guess it depends on how confident you're that Oladipo will get to that % because when healthy he's clearly their best player. Nate is struggling with rotations, they've been pretty bad on defense (especially on the perimeter) and they're an awful rebounding team. I don't see them as a threat to anybody in the top 5 (maybe the Sixers with their issues on the road).
 

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I guess it depends on how confident you're that Oladipo will get to that % because when healthy he's clearly their best player. Nate is struggling with rotations, they've been pretty bad on defense (especially on the perimeter) and they're an awful rebounding team. I don't see them as a threat to anybody in the top 5 (maybe the Sixers with their issues on the road).
In all likelihood it's a lose-lose situation. But even a small chance of success is better than a 0% chance, right? Same logic with the Cavs bringing in Rose and IT. Small chance they return to All-Star form, but when a small chance is all you have...you might as well take the chance.
 

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Zion really is living up to the hype. He’s pretty much unstoppable on offense already
If they had convinced AD to stay that trio of AD, Zion, and Holiday would have been fucking scary
Zion on a rookie deal means they'd have cap space and all their 1st rounder to trade as well
 
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Luka with that half-court shot of the Rising Stars game.

Fucking Brooklyn.

Sexton is playing well out there.
 

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Eh, just missed it.

He played well. Another steal or assist and he probably would have had it.
 

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Some people call Aaron Gordon the favorite in the dunk contest, but I really think Pat Connaughton is the white pick tonight.
 

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Some people call Aaron Gordon the favorite in the dunk contest, but I really think Pat Connaughton is the white pick tonight.
He should be the favorite.

He had the second highest vertical ever measured at the combine at 44 inches.

And he is a very snazzy dresser.
 

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Dunk contest was pretty good. Didnt plan to watch but was on. I didnt care who won but am a bit upset that they didnt give it to Gordon.
 
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