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Just thought I'd throw in... maybe that Chris Paul guy can actually play basketball.

I mean, I get that everybody hates him, but his career keeps getting written off and he just keeps piling up shocking win totals for whatever team he goes to.

How did OKC manage 44 wins last year?

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Spurs and Grizz lost - so there is that as a consolation prize - atleast for a day

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I haven't watched the Thunder during their recent crash and burn. Is it all tank or do they also suck that badly? For us, I hate hate hate to lose games but I admit getting our pick in the lottery would be great, especially if MN's pick is top 3 and doesn't convey.

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Apr 28, 2021Liked by Duby Dub Dubs

I’m all-in on a playoff run, but understanding that there are consolation prizes if we lose the pick or lose the play-in tourney is...consoling.

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Apr 28, 2021Liked by Duby Dub Dubs

To be clear, this discussion is all about the W's own pic, not the Minny pick.

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Apr 28, 2021Liked by Duby Dub Dubs

Cause I got a golden ticket

I've got a golden chance

To make my way

And with the golden ticket

It's a golden day...

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Apr 28, 2021Liked by Eric Apricot

What I need explained is, let's say the Warriors and Celtics finish with the same record, and both make the playoffs. Do the Celtics get a worse pick because they won the head to head series? I don't really know how the playoff team draft seeding tiebreakers work.

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YES

>@anthonyVslater

Kent Bazemore will travel and return for the Warriors upcoming road trip. Steve Kerr said he will start tomorrow.

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Apr 28, 2021Liked by Eric Apricot

I don’t know how, after all the 2021 draft talk, I somehow missed the part about the OKC pick. I guess it helps the “neither-1st-round-pick-conveys-worst-case-scenario” at least a little more palatable. At this point though, I’m thinking they might just thread the needle we identified early in the year. Keep your pick, still make the playoffs. Mid-teens should still have plenty of talent around to keep building up the future. Minny pick would just be gravy at that point.

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THREAD THE NEEDLE!

Ok, so on one hand a win last night sure woulda been nice, but on the other... there's no way in hell that this squad doesn't deserve to be in the play0in tourney. Coming in, I think a lot of us had the *ceiling* of this roster somewhere around the 6th seed (or so) - but this season has been far from a "ceiling" sort of event.

From right out of the gate. We missed Dray and Wiseman for all of training camp and preseason. And both took some time to get back to whatever post-covid normal is. Plus we got Klay out all year, even before we lost our starting center (Chriss) to a season-ending injury. Oubre was coming off a knee surgery and took a while to learn the offense... it's all explainable, but to me, the bottom line is that we aren't a team that should end up with the 6th seed in the West this year.

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Apr 28, 2021Liked by Eric Apricot

Yea, we're going to win a bunch of games against desperately tanking teams and make the play-in, but after last night it's really hard to be confident that we'll be a tough out.

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Apr 28, 2021Liked by Eric Apricot, Duby Dub Dubs

"Chris Webber, who got traded to GSW and as I recall had a long successful and controversy-free career here. Yep."

lol

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Apr 28, 2021Liked by Eric Apricot, Daniel Hardee

This has to be one of your best analyses to date! It's a lot of work but very clear for the reader.

As far as the talent pool in this coming draft, I am not so high on it as others have touted this as being extraordinarily deep. Maybe this means the talent is better after the top 5 or7 and some very NBA ready players will be available then. I don't see any superstars at the top that are completely obvious. No Lebrons or Currys. Suggs had some good games but he didn't play like that throughout the season. Cunningham has the potential, like Anthony Edwards, but is he as good out of the gate? Is there another Lamelo in the mix? Evan Mobley seems much better than our JW, though. After #5, it's anyone's guess. I thought the 2020 draft was pretty good. Maybe I'll change my tune with more input from some of the draft experts when it all heats up.

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Daaaamn you brought the heat on this one Apricot

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