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OT / Re: Sixers draft
« on: Yesterday at 02:54 PM »
The starting five this year with Okafor and Stauskas should be better than last year. Might take a while to notice but I think it's a great start. With Embiid and Saric still on the way and all of the draft picks (and options to switch with likely lottery picks the Kings will have), I'm starting to really think this plan has a good chance at succeeding. In two years we could have a pretty good starting five and a deep bench. With a ton of cap space and a solid young roster, we could attract the type of free agents needed to fill any holes. This trade with the Kings really improved my outlook.

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OT / Re: Sixers draft
« on: July 3, 2015, 08:14 PM »
Rondo is signing a one year deal with the Kings.

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OT / Re: Sixers draft
« on: July 3, 2015, 09:09 AM »
Man the Kings trade just keeps on giving. They missed out on Wes Matthews and Monta Ellis. All that's left for them really is Rajon Rondo, who appears to be trending down.

I assume the options to switch draft positions are completely unprotected. The Kings were bad last year and don't look to be improving at all.

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OT / Re: Sixers draft
« on: July 2, 2015, 12:36 AM »
I'm not sure of all the details but Sixers got Nik Stauskas from the Kings. Also got Carl Landry, Jason Thompson and a top 10 protected first round pick (won't be for at least three years). Only gave up a Euro guy (Not Saric). This is another reason 2nd round picks are valuable. They can be used to take Euros who can then be traded to teams looking to clear cap space. And you can get extra first rounders as deal sweeteners.

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Penn State Basketball / Re: Welcome Terrence Samuel
« on: June 30, 2015, 08:57 PM »
Only downside is that barring transfers out, half the roster is now in the same class.
Shouldn't it only be 4 guys? Washington got his redshirt, so Moore, Banks, Shep, and Samuel would be seniors in 2017/18.

I was exaggerating. I was looking at this and counted 5. I guess it hasn't been updated for Washington yet.

pennstatehoops.com/recruiting/scholarship_matrix.php

D'oh! That's official now?

If GoPSUSports is official -- they show him as RS Freshman.

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Penn State Basketball / Re: Welcome Terrence Samuel
« on: June 30, 2015, 07:16 PM »
Only downside is that barring transfers out, half the roster is now in the same class.
Shouldn't it only be 4 guys? Washington got his redshirt, so Moore, Banks, Shep, and Samuel would be seniors in 2017/18.

I was exaggerating. I was looking at this and counted 5. I guess it hasn't been updated for Washington yet.

pennstatehoops.com/recruiting/scholarship_matrix.php

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Penn State Basketball / Re: Welcome Terrence Samuel
« on: June 30, 2015, 06:58 PM »
Only downside is that barring transfers out, half the roster is now in the same class.

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Penn State Basketball / Welcome Terrence Samuel
« on: June 30, 2015, 05:38 PM »

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OT / Re: OT: PSU Football
« on: June 30, 2015, 12:59 PM »
Another DL commit -- Daniel Joseph.

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OT / Re: OT: PSU Ice Hockey
« on: June 29, 2015, 04:13 PM »
PSU commit Nikita Pavlychev was drafted by the Penguins in the 7th round over the weekend. 

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Penn State Basketball / Re: Recruiting
« on: June 29, 2015, 10:04 AM »
When I looked at his Facebook to see if he was indeed born in the year 2000, his Facebook showed:
- Born January 12, 1995 (20 years old)
- Goes to Northfield Mount Harmon School, Attending from 2015 to 2019

You have to be 13 to be on Facebook (I think).  He wouldn't be the first kid I know who lied about their age to get an account.  Maybe he never changed his birth year.

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OT / Re: OT: PSU Football
« on: June 26, 2015, 02:15 PM »
That makes three DTs this week. Funny how that works. Still think we take one more.

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OT / Re: OT's GONE WILD!
« on: June 26, 2015, 11:07 AM »
The Supreme Court has deemed same sex marriage to be legal in all 50 states. I didn't expect that from this group of nine. Good for them.

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OT / Re: Sixers draft
« on: June 26, 2015, 09:19 AM »
I'm pleased with the Okafor pick.

A very politic response.  I wish that any of the other picks showed signs of a team trying to win basketball games in the near future.

You very rarely find immediate help in the second round. I think they wanted to package some picks to get another first rounder. Apparently that didn't pan out. If we can't move up to get a guy who will play right away, I'd rather take Euro leagues who we can watch develop there before bringing them over. Otherwise we develop them and they sign second contracts with another team and we literally get nothing.

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OT / Re: Sixers draft
« on: June 25, 2015, 08:03 PM »
That didn't go as expected.

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OT / Re: OT: PSU Football
« on: June 25, 2015, 05:12 PM »
Another DT. Need at least one more.

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OT / Re: Sixers draft
« on: June 25, 2015, 09:03 AM »
If the Lakers can make a trade for Cousins and sign either Love or Aldridge, I'm thinking the MCW trade will end up looking bad for us.

http://espn.go.com/nba/story/_/id/13145694/portland-trail-blazers-growing-belief-forward-lamarcus-aldridge-leave-team-free-agency

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Penn State Basketball / Re: General College Hoops
« on: June 24, 2015, 02:55 PM »
I'm not sure this solves anything.  Why not let them declare then return to school as long as they don't get drafted or sign with an agent or sign with a team as a free agent?  Better yet, why make them declare at all?  Let the NBA draft whoever they want to draft and then let players decide what is best for them.

http://espn.go.com/mens-college-basketball/story/_/id/13142145/ncaa-proposes-new-nba-draft-rule-allow-underclassmen-return-school

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OT / Re: Sixers draft
« on: June 24, 2015, 01:58 PM »
If it was #3 or for Noel, that would make me understand it substantially more. I wonder how courteous Hinkie was.

Hopefully, he laughed really loud and hung up.

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OT / Re: Sixers draft
« on: June 24, 2015, 01:20 PM »
That Noel trade offer is legitimately insulting. We would never accept that.

I could see it if the #3 pick wasn't part of it.  Smart and two first rounders for Noel is a much more even trade.

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OT / Re: Sixers draft
« on: June 24, 2015, 11:11 AM »
I am not necessarily averse to the idea of bringing in a veteran. It just needs to be the right piece and fit. And I would rather bring in someone like Cory Joseph from San Antonio who is a RFA, than someone like Earl Watson or something.

Who they bring in and at what position probably has a lot to do with who they draft.  There are so many rumors flying around and the truth is that nobody knows what Hinkie will do.  I'm not even sure Hinkie knows exactly what he's going to do.  I'm sure he has a massive decision tree drawn out on a tablecloth that he'll follow as things unfold with each pick.  The rumors about the trade with the Celtics is crazy (Noel and the third pick for Smart and the two Celtic picks).  If he makes that trade, or similar, I'm not sure I can follow the team going forward.  Trading the first two second rounders to the Blazers for their first rounder makes a lot more sense to me. 

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OT / Re: OT: PSU Football
« on: June 23, 2015, 04:12 PM »
DT commit today.  Need a few more of those.

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Penn State Basketball / Re: Recruiting
« on: June 23, 2015, 11:44 AM »
I mean, they've all been here a bunch of times. I don't take it that seriously. Carr has been here 4 times. Does he really need to be at the camp?

No but I'd rather he be at our camp than Temple's. 

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OT / Re: Golf
« on: June 23, 2015, 11:33 AM »
I like Fox because they aren't afraid to try something new.  The glowing puck was not successful, but I give them credit for trying it.  I'm not a big NASCAR fan, but my dad is.  So I watch some racing when I'm at their house on weekends.  Fox's coverage is head and shoulders above the others.  Their use of microphones makes watching races in surround sound actually exciting as opposed to putting me to sleep with the cyclical buzzing sounds other networks produce.  I didn't notice anything that terrible about the golf coverage.  I enjoyed it the same as The Masters coverage -- which is really stodgy. 

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