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#1 DanishLakerFan

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Posted March 25, 2014 - 12:01 AM

It looks like Philly will be picking two lottery picks - one in the top 3 and one around top 10. Considering the prospects they have as well as the cap room and available players, they could be insanely good in a few years.

 

Current prospects: Nerlens Noel, Thaddeus Young, Michael Carter-Williams and Tony Wroten.

Future prospects: They'd probably be look to draft Andrew Wiggins and Dough McDermott.

Then with 30+ million in cap space, they could overpay for Greg Monroe AND Eric Bledsoe.

 

Bledsoe-MCW-Wiggins-Monroe-Noel, with Wroten, McDermott and Young off the bench...

 

Of course there are many other scenarios, but when the foundation is two picks in this years draft (top3 and top10), 4 very good, young players under contract and 30+ million in cap space they can quickly be a dangerous team. 

 

 



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Posted March 25, 2014 - 12:29 AM

Yes they could draft Wiggins and McDermott. 

Michael Carter Williams
Andrew Wiggins

Doug Mcdermott

Thad. Young
Nerlens Noel 

Starting lineup.   


Pretty good starting point in the draft. 


Edited by Majesty, March 25, 2014 - 12:30 AM.

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Posted March 25, 2014 - 12:40 AM

Yes they could draft Wiggins and McDermott. 

Michael Carter Williams
Andrew Wiggins

Doug Mcdermott

Thad. Young
Nerlens Noel 

Starting lineup.   


Pretty good starting point in the draft. 

Then add about 30 million in cap space this summer.



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Posted March 25, 2014 - 12:40 AM

Philly isn't gonna bring in mega free agents but they can re-sign guys and bring in serviceable ones that can help a lot moving forward. 


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Posted March 25, 2014 - 01:00 AM

Philly isn't gonna bring in mega free agents but they can re-sign guys and bring in serviceable ones that can help a lot moving forward. 

Of course they're not going to be bringing in Lebron James, but i could see them offering max deals to both Blesoe and Monroe and since most of their team are still on rookie deals, that wouldn't be a problem.

That's what i'd do - Bledsoe and Monroe - and then go after wings in the draft.

 

Hell, I saw one mock draft having Philly getting Wiggins and Gordon in the draft. If they added Bledsoe to those guys, they'd have one of the most athletic team in the history of the nba.



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Posted March 25, 2014 - 05:42 AM

Franchises like these regardless of how bright the future is will find some way of messing things up.



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Posted March 25, 2014 - 06:34 AM

Franchises like these regardless of how bright the future is will find some way of messing things up.

Well, they hired Sam Hinkie last season and he took them from being stuck in mediocrity to bottoming out and being loaded with assets and cap-space. They've kept the guys who could be assets going forward - like Wroten and Thad Young - and let Hawes and Turner walk.

 

They've possibly landed two of the best players from last year's draft - Noel and MCW - and they'll get a top 4 and a top 11 pick in this year's draft, which could be Wiggins and McDermott, as well as five (!) second rounders, while keeping a lot of cap room - depending on what they do they could have about 30-35 million in cap-space.

 

They could potentially overpay 1-3 B-level guys, like Deng, Ariza, Gortat, Lowry, Bledsoe or Monroe, and put together a very strong team or they could move some of all their assets for a superstar.

 

If i was Melo, i'd sign with these guys.



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Posted March 25, 2014 - 07:14 AM

philly needs a real superstar player for them to be truly relevant again, with those names mentioned above they will be more like the nuggets of the east


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Posted March 25, 2014 - 07:17 AM

Seems like this has been said about Philly for a while now.


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Posted March 25, 2014 - 07:25 AM

Same team that is about to have the NBA's longest losing streak of all time? They're still a few years away from being effective in the league regardless of who they draft.

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Posted March 25, 2014 - 07:33 AM

Seems like this has been said about Philly for a while now.

 

on paper for a long time, they've had one of the more impressive 'young & athletic' teams, but they keep replacing those players with some more young and athletic players and they just aren't building anything solid going forward.


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Posted March 25, 2014 - 08:52 AM

on paper for a long time, they've had one of the more impressive 'young & athletic' teams, but they keep replacing those players with some more young and athletic players and they just aren't building anything solid going forward.

 

 

This league has many 'young and athletic' teams, yet never amount to much, Wolves, 76ers, Cavs, and so on yet it seems like they are always an offseason away from either making the playoffs or being completely broken apart while their players go to other markets to win.



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Posted March 25, 2014 - 10:32 AM

They're still a couple years away but what they've done will pay off in the long term, IMO.



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Posted March 25, 2014 - 12:01 PM

I don't see a dynasty in the near future so what are we talking.

A 50 win season?

Wow

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Posted March 25, 2014 - 12:15 PM

The only way Philly can compete is if they get their next Allen Iverson. Otherwise, they're just a breeding place for lottery picks who will play there for a bit, and leave once they mature and their contracts enable them to.



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Posted March 25, 2014 - 02:15 PM

Basing your present and future on kids and unknown potential, nope, not scary at all.



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Posted March 25, 2014 - 02:18 PM

If only had they have kept Bynum. 



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Posted March 25, 2014 - 02:19 PM

They'd be in worse shape keeping Bynum.  He helps nobody.  Like every team that comes to their sense, letting Bynum go is the smartest thing they've done recently.



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Posted March 25, 2014 - 11:32 PM

Basing your present and future on kids and unknown potential, nope, not scary at all.

 

James Dolan, is that you?

 

So high draft picks in this year's draft and MCW, Noel, Wroten, Thad Young and 30 million in cap space is a bad way to base your present and future. Got it.

 

I'm curious, how would you then build a team, if you're not a fan of high draft picks and cap space...

 

Personally, i think you're talking from your rear. MCW is one of the most promising PGs in the league right now posting a ridiculous 17-6-6 with 2 steals. Nerlens Noel came out as a potential all-defensive anchor. Thad Young is a damn solid 3.5 veteran on a good deal and Wroten is in the mix for the MIP award. Then considering the draft picks; with a top 3 and top 12 they are very likely to land a future all-star and considering the guys that are available it could easily be two all-stars and with their 5 second rounders they should be able to find a handfull of interesting prospects or at least solve any problems regarding depth. Of course, they're probably not going to be contenders next season, but if they used some of the 30+ million in cap space on the right FAs, they'll be dangerous very soon.

 

Bosh-Bledsoe-Wiggins-McDermott

Lowry-Monroe-Parker-Gordon

Melo-Lowry-Embiid-Gordon


Edited by DanishLakerFan, March 25, 2014 - 11:34 PM.


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Posted March 26, 2014 - 12:47 AM

Ha!  O.K. tiger.

 

Enjoy the 76ers and your batch of kids and ifs.






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