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Just to clarify, I got Sabonis due to this team needing a Bogut/Zaza type center that I think a Sabonis would provide.

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Sabonis is my pick with Smart a close 2nd!

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Jun 8, 2020Liked by Eric Apricot

I'm going to and fro on this one. Looking at the roster you could make the case that any of these guys would plug a big hole. Kicking guys like Bowman or Poole(if Smart were the pick up) or Lee and Toscano-Anderson(if Covington or Andre) into more appropriate spots in the depth chart has a lot of value against stiff competition. Sabonis is the only probable starter on this list(assuming no Wiggins trade), but Chriss, healthy Looney, Dray, and a scrap-heap level large center seems like a workable solution at the 5(at least until the Smailman comes for the league's soul). So which of Covington and Smart would be the better fit playing the Dray at center lineup? It's coin flip for me... heads it's Smart.

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Jun 8, 2020Liked by Eric Apricot

Agreed that, if we're expecting to keep this guy for a few seasons, getting someone younger than Iguodala seems like the smart play. Even then, it sure is hard to argue with the proven fit and sentimental value of Dre.

Can you imagine how hilarious it would be if a reborn "Death Lineup" of Steph, Klay, *Wiggins*, Iguodala, and Green went back to terrorizing the league? Think of the drama of having this lineup take on Durant's Nets, or Harrison Barnes looking at Wiggins and saying, "You wouldn't give me the max to do this job, but you'll give this guy's vegan ass a chance at it?"

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I honestly don't know what a 36 yr old iguodala can do anymore. He was pretty useless offensively in the finals. I felt sad when curry dropped 47 in game 3 and all iguodala dropped was 3 pts

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My heart wants Iggy back. I'm now convinced that either Smart or RoCo would be the best option. Can't see any of these players being available though.

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None, but if I had to pick one it would be Covington.

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Sabonis, Covington, Iggy, Smart, would be my choice in that order.

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I'm going to stick with Covington.

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Covington, easy call

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Jun 7, 2020Liked by Eric Apricot

Tough choice. Of course, Andre is the sentimental favorite. (and still around, my sister saw him in Lafayette yesterday) But age and decline are a real worry. This is an opportunity to sign a Warrior for years. If it were just next year we were considering, then I’d gamble on Iguodala’s health for the playoffs (all that is truly necessary) and sign him for his brain. Time and again, when the dubs couldn’t figure it out, Kerr put Andre in and everyone settled down and the team started clicking. And no reason to believe he can’t still guard LeBron better than anyone.

I like Covington and Sabonis fine but Smart is the youngster for me. He can play multiple positions, is a winner on the intangibles (much like Andre), and is still improving. He slots very well into our needs as a defensive guard who can facilitate and hit shots. He can play with any two of Curry, Thompson and Wiggins, and maybe all three in a speedy death lineup that includes Green. There should not be much drop off when one of our guards rests. Imagine:

Curry, Smart, Poole

Thompson, Smart, Lee

Wiggins, Smart, Lee (Paschall???)

Green, Paschall

Green, Chriss, Looney (Gasol?)

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Jun 7, 2020Liked by Eric Apricot

I'd go with Sabonis. It's hard to balance sentimentality (picking Iguodala) with realism, but I think Sabonis is the real deal, as is shown in his Indiana stats once he left OKC. Of course, we'll see how Iguodala does in the playoffs with Miami - if he stays healthy and is productive, then I could change my mind.

Plus, if we picked up Sabonis we'd have three key players with fathers who were successful in the NBA - I'd say the first two have certainly lived up to the hype :)

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Jun 7, 2020Liked by Eric Apricot

That’s a good list! Cleverly staged to get Iguodala into the finals, where we all know he shines. Only one of these guys has a finals MVP and multiple championships in the Warriors system on his resume.

I have zero interest in seeing playoff Covington on the Warriors. If he’d been at all useful in Philadelphia, their breakout season might have actually led to a deep playoff run. Not only could he not hit a shot, he was getting torched on D.

Marcus Smart looks great for Boston. He made a leap once Kyrie’s epic leadership moved to the Nets. But IT was legit MVP caliber and Crowder and Avery the Curry stopper were potential title pieces until they left Boston. I think picking up Smart after his next team will bring better value.

I thought Sabonis was the best overall value on the board here. He likes to set picks that Indiana’s post Oladipo guards didn’t know how to use. I could just see a beautiful fit with the Warriors offense and his rebounding would come in handy. If Looney isn’t able to get healthy, Sabonis fills a huge need. And he’s the son of a basketball great. But it leaves the team reliant on a rookie wing to find a new death lineup.

Maybe we shouldn’t chase the past, but the pre Durant Warriors were the best FU team ever and I just want to see that group give one more finger to the basketBall world.

Andre Iguodala for one more chance at giving the finger to Sir Charles and the rest.

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Heh heh, I swear there was no fix to get Andre to the Finals! The Groups were all done alphabetically...

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A: Sabonis

B: Conington

C: & D are kind of a toss up.

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