@JayHawkFanToo Oh for sure agree with you about Frank out playing fox at this point. Did Fox being hurt play into this? yes it did to a certain extent anyways , I still believe Frank would of out played him even if he wouldn’t of got hurt.
People may question how I could think that -that’s a Valid question. My only train of thought is , that I believe SOME and SOME people never had believed Frank could do what he did - -but yet he walks away with every honor a player could have in his Senior yr of College-well let me clarify other then a National Championship - doesn’t mean he isn’t a really solid player - -as we know there are hundreds of very good players that walk away without a National Championship.
Is Frank an over achiever? Possibly , BUT I have or lean more towards I think Frank has put himself where he is because of his work ethic , His determination to make believers out of non-believers – Frank has had to prove himself from day one. - -I mean look at where this guy originally was going to play College ball. - -Talk about someone falling into our lap , and he more then exceeded expectations for everybody. I mean seriously , how many of us would of ever thought this guy would end up winning the Naismith award - the National player of the year voted by Coach’s and sports writers? - - -I Frank has this I’ll show you - I’ll prove to you I belong - -quite possibly that so called chip on his shoulder , and I believe he has proved he belongs in the NBA for GOD’S sake - I know he proved me wrong if you would of told me he would be on an NBA roster - - 4 -5 yrs ago I would ofsaid no way - -I’m glad me proved me wrong.
Frank is a guy that just shows if you put in the work - -you’ll reap the rewards , now I’m not sayin he is an NBA stud by any means -BUT I think he has more then held his own , at least so far and I believe he is right there with Fox for sure, thusly this is why I say I feel even if Fox didn’t get hurt I think Frank would of worked even harder and got those minutes - -he just has that bulldog approach. - Love me some Frank Mason - -just clutch. ROCK CHALK ALL DAY LONG BABY
Word from several NBA people is that if the Kings don’t take him at 2 (assuming Ayton goes 1 to Phoenix) there are a host of teams willing to trade up to 3 to get him. If that’s true, he gets taken at 3, but maybe not by Atlanta.
Of course, the Hawks always manage to do the wrong thing on draft day, so its just as likely they have several trades on the table, fail to make a decision, time runs out and the Grizzlies pick Doncic at 4 before the Hawks realize their clock expired.
@Texas-Hawk-10 I know your opinion is yours, but I think that actually having a defensive plan that guarded the three point line could have changed the dynamic. Few in the hot stretch were “guarded.” Further, a long, athletic freak like Bamba surely would have been a impediment to open threes. Of course, without an effective game plan to guard the three point line, it’s moot.
Technically, LeBron can go to any othre team but realistically is just a few that have the cap space to accommodate what will likely be the largest salary ever. Philadelphia would have top get rid of several player top make room since it has several players that will be coming off their low rookie contracts and demanding top money; Embiid already has gotten a new contract and Simmons is next along with some key player like Redick that have high dollar contracts. Golden State has the highest payroll and Durant will be getting much larger contract than the $24M he gets now and after next season Klay Thompson is up and he will also be getting considerably more than the $18M he gets that could be considered a bargain and if he decides to leave, he would the the top player for a lot of other teams instead of the third wheel after Curry and Durant The same is true for many team and only a few have the cap space to take on LeBron and the supporting cast he will demand. LA has the cap space and the Knicks can shed a lot of contracts and have money to sign LeBron and another big name to go with Porzingis to create a contender, particularly in the weaker East Division.
Also, there is the chemistry aspect. Kyrie went o Boston because he did not want toi play with LeBron and if he were to sign with Boston, Kyrie likely is gone. I saw someone mentioned Milwaukee but I am not sure LeBron and the Greek Freak would be a good match, particularly when many consider him the next best player in the League and would be in direct competition with LeBron; it might be the same case with Houston and Harden plus Houston might not have the cap room because resigning Paul and Capela will not be cheap. Lebron does not just move to another team, he takes over the team and demands players he likes and even new coaches, something that does not sit well with most players or GMs.
Lebron will be 34 next December so he is getting to the end of his career and, much like Kobe, he started right after high school and played high minutes everywhere he has been so he has a lot more miles than other players his age. Realistically he has 3-5 year left, probably closer to 3, and with the current make up of the League his chances of catching Jordan title-wise are pretty slim, so my guess is he want to end his career in one of the bigger markets with an eye on his future after basketball and LA is without a doubt the place and the fact the he bought a second mansion there would appear to indicate he will be living there after he is done playing; I understand he spends a fair amount of the off season there already. LA has the cap space and few young promising players already and if it can get George and Leonard then it has the core for a real contender.
Pitt team looks good. Usually Syracuse puts together a very good team. Devendorf and CJ Fair usually play.
I would think you could put together a really good group from KU. Tyshawn, Releford, EJ, T-Rob, Xavier Henry, Little, Selby, Kevin Young and Jamari would all be eligible to play and as good or better than everyone else playing.
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