ROTY favourites?

Cole Anthony, Tyrese Haliburton two that make a fair bit of sense off the top of my head.

Okoro should get minutes from day one too.

Hayes/Ball get free reign, tho I imagine their Y1 shooting splits rival MCW.
Other intriguing ones: Deni(smart enough to get mins from day 1 but Bonga, TBJ prob better), Kira, Flynn(if FVV goes, idk enough about his D tho to know if Nurse plays him from day 1), Terry(Mavs could use a shotmaking guard), Maledon, Maxey(could start from day 1 IMO)
Overall my top 5 is probably:

1. Cole
2. Haliburton
3. Maxey
4. Flynn
5. Hayes(with this long off-season I predict the J has taken a big step, and his shot selection is far less erratic than Melo).

Need yours @Herrojuku @geola388
I forgot Vassell, but if Spurs keep DeRozan, Vassell probably only plays like 16 MPG. Keldon can play PF unlike him. They really love their long guards + Derrick RFA so needs evaluation. Mills a vet. On the mark? @runthatbackeuro

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20 Nov
NBA is ready for expansion.

The fucking Charlotte Hornets, on merit, wouldn't have any room in the rotation for Grant Riller, Cody Martin, Terry Rozier.

Jordan Bell and Dante Exum probably don't play rotation minutes for the Cavs.

Layman might get frozen out of Minny rotation
You've got teams like Memphis which ran like 11 deep for most of the year and drafted 2 of the most NBA-ready players in the draft.
If a tanking team doesn't even have enough rotation minutes to invest in its promising young talent...
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19 Nov
Bucks fans FR think Bogie was an upgrade on DiVincenzo...
It CAN'T be this one-sided given how good(if overrated) DDV is and how mediocre Bogie is.

Bucks fans don't know what's good for them, reacting too much to a playoff series they would've won with 15/30 NBA coaches, minimum
If Donte's 3PT% goes up by like 2% he's just better than Bogie and its not even debatable.

Still think Jrue/DDV/Middleton/Giannis/Brook is the best starting 5 in the world. They needed bench pieces regardless
Like maybe the benefit is Bogie is physically bigger/stronger than Donte so they can go Giannis at the 5 and switch more.

But they can still do that by adding 2 wings in FA...

And their plan A of drop is insanely good so idk why you'd be unwilling to stick with that
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Or PnR, other team switches, then feed the big strong Hornets forward down low and relocate.
Its not best value for pick 3 even in a shit draft, but a bigger Ricky Rubio that can at least make defensive rotations is a legitimately useful piece for this Hornets team because of our talented forwards.

That's how I want to see Melo bring from day 1
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Facts man, GTJ is the POA guy next to Dame.

CJ for AG and TRoss I reckon.
Point AG, can run GTJ/Dame/Ross off screens. Defensively means you have 2-3 ish guys(RoCo AG GTJ) who can defend POA in a pinch
Save Dame’s energy Q1-3 coz Q4 he can’t have CJ giving him a rest, he’ll need to do all that heavy lifting late game.
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If Kings decide to try make playoffs, Donte could make starting Belly viable.

With DDV, Bazemore, Holmes we’d have 3 genuinely elite defenders. Hield, Bags, Barnes all know their rotations. If Fox doesn’t need to carry the whole offense, he’s a menace at the POA(genuinely).
You’ve got DaQuan as that low usage role player who just knows how to play the game, not dissimilar to Baze. He’s also a good defender.

Having this increased IQ and athleticism helps cover Belly’s weaknesses. Belly when locked in/not fatigued knows his rotations
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