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commented on Lakers : Rebuilding Process by Siddharth Chandran

I get what you're saying, but where Wiggins wants to go is irrelevant. If the Wolves match, he HAD to play for the Wolves, he does not have a choice. And the Wolves will match any offer. He will get max offers from several teams, but so long as the Wolves match, that's where he has to go, and they absolutely will match

commented on Is Kristaps Porzingis a Franchise Player? by Bill Johnson

and I will concede that putting up empty numbers on a bad team isn't as impressive as big numbers on a contending team, but when if it was that easy to put up those numbers more guys would do it. Davis is about to be the 1st since Shaq 16 years ago to put up 28 and 12 and Towns is about to be the first age 21 or younger to put up 23 and 11 since... you guessed it.... Shaq. Those two are the real deal

commented on Lakers : Rebuilding Process by Siddharth Chandran

They won't be able to touch Wiggins because Wiggins will be a "restricted" free agent and the Wolves will be able to match any offer made by another team. No chance the Wolves let Wiggins go without matching. As far as the draft picks, whether it be this year or next, they will eventually lose their 1st round pick to Philly. They won't have a 1st round pick both years, making the prospect of drafting a top guy both years impossible

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commented on Why Jordan Clarkson Should Be Traded For Nerlens Noel by Alex Yayla

I've been a believer for awhile now that the Lakers need to move one of their guards to Philly for Nerlens, but I would move Lou Williams instead of Clarkson. As you said, Clarkson is young and has some potential, and he would be more of a building block for the future than Lou who is on the wrong side of 30. I get that Lou is the better player right now, but if you're building for 3+ years from now, I'd rather have the guy on a team friendly contract in his mid 20's than a guy who will be in his mid 30's by the time they are competing. Lou is also on a team friendly deal, and could go back to Philly to bring perimeter shooting, instant offense, and veteran leadership to their locker room, all of which they need. Clarkson at worst can serve an an instant offense 6th man on the next competing Lakers team, whether that is 3, 4, or 5 years from now. 

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commented on Is Kristaps Porzingis a Franchise Player? by Bill Johnson

Dwight Howard never developing an offensive game is correct, but I have to disagree about Anthony Davis and Karl Anthony Towns. Davis is putting up mind boggling numbers with 28 points, 12 boards, and 2.5 blocks per game, he just has a bad team. Towns is only in his 2nd year and is already putting up 24 and 12, and the team has slowly been getting better throughout the year. What exactly were your expectations if they haven't been living up to them? If you poll all 30 GM's on who they'd pick if they were starting a team from scratch for the next 10 years, these two go in the top 5 no questions asked

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commented on Frazier's Impact on the Yankees in 2017 by Chris Thomas

Frazier has the look of a player who can make an impact soon but will likely need more time in the minors first. I'd expect him to start in AAA Scranton for the first half of the season and be a potential late season call up like they did with Sanchez last season 

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