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Down to the last games of the season and hard to see the Suns not being in the prime position for the draft lottery from here.  Been seeing a succession of mysterious ailments from the starting 5 keep them from playing games, have to say though the younger kids being developed have given the Rockets and the Warriors a push on the road so hopefully with a good draft pick should see the climb up the ladder start next season

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11 minutes ago, Cottoneyes said:

Down to the last games of the season and hard to see the Suns not being in the prime position for the draft lottery from here.  Been seeing a succession of mysterious ailments from the starting 5 keep them from playing games, have to say though the younger kids being developed have given the Rockets and the Warriors a push on the road so hopefully with a good draft pick should see the climb up the ladder start next season

Booker, Bender and Jackson are good young talent to build around.  WOuldn;t hurt to maybe move some pieces and try grab a skilled big man, like a Kanter etc.  Chandler is turning 36 and i reckon Len is a bit one dimensional. 

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Rumour is Jason Kidd is going to be the next head coach - will be one year of making finals, then self-implosion

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Kyrie Irving done for season 2017-18.  Throw in Hayward's injury, Theis out for season and a few other celtics players struggling to stay on the court, i say good night title chances.  Kind of hope Raptors get to the big dance this year, becoming more and more a fan of Demar DeRozan

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Suns officially will have the worse record this season.  Alot of people are hoping that the number 1 draft pick comes out of it to lift the Suns 'curse'.  For those of you not familiar, 2 teams in the NBA for the first draft had equally bad records - the draft order was decided by the flip of a coin and some nobody team called the Minneapolis Lakers won it, drafted some kid who would become known as Kareem and the team subsequently moved to LA.  Phoenix has never had the number 1 draft pick, and hence the continuation of the curse.  The Suns while having the 4th best win loss record in the NBA are still yet to get that first championship due to "the curse"

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Feels like there's a more equal spread of talent this year between teams 1 to 8 in both Conference finals groups, will see how it plays out.

A bit of fun banter between Rookie of the Year hopefuls Ben Simmons and Donovan Mitchell. Didn't think anyone would get near Ben but the bits I've seen of Mitchell he's been very impressive, saw him compared to a young Wade with a 3 point shot the other day, couldn't argue with that. And the fact that it's not just individual efforts from them both but being part of quality team efforts is good to see.    

 

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I watch alot of Jazz games to see Ingles and Exum, Mitchell has been very impressive.  On the flip side i watch alot of 76er's games to see Simmons.  Tough one, my bet they will both be named dual winners!

First games of round 1 playoffs well and truly off and running, All teams yesterday impressed, although i thought Raptors were a bit sluggish, mind you Wizards are a tough team to play so hot and cold!  Celtics V Bucks was a great game, Middleton hitting a 3 from the car park to force OT, Bucks just ran out of steam in OT.  Cav's comprehensibly beaten on their own floor by Pacers, Oladipo has been most improved this season for mine, what a player!

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17 hours ago, Cottoneyes said:

Seriously Bogut - the Kings?  FFS

He is a nut job. Read his twitter. 

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So cool seeing Joe Ingles getting wraps from the US basketball press and fans. He is the new hero for all the Seattle-based anti-Thunder folk, hopefully the Jazz can finish them off after going up 3-1 in the series today.

Simmons and the 76ers back at it tomorrow. 

     

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Watched the end of the Celts/76ers game.

Oh so frustrating, 6ers played DUMB.

Celts won't worry the Cavs.

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Suns finally nab a number 1 draft pick. 

Knicks picking at #9, without Porzingis we'll be rubbish again next season, would be tempted to shop this years pick to the likes of Blazers/Jazz/Pelicans for 1st and 2nd rounders next year. Then could go into 2019 draft with high and mid 1st round and high and mid 2nd round picks (to either use or trade), buy out the remainder of Yoakim Noah's ridiculous contract and things could finally be looking up.   

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6 hours ago, Riddos said:

Suns finally nab a number 1 draft pick. 

First part of lifting the curse is done, now just need to make the best decision with it.  Hoping we go with Ayton over Doncic.  One year of Ayton in the paint getting mentored by Chandler who then retires.  Len is let go, use the draft space to go after the best power forward on the Free Agency or trade Bender and / or Chriss for one and get going to 2020+ being the championship window

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