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A-Draft Week 4 Contenders/Pretenders
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February 11, 2020
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Contenders:

Redeem Team (3-0) – I hate how good they’ve looked. Kap came out last week and dominated Billy, even more so than I did in the previous week, knocking down 6 threes on only 10 attempts. He took on the scoring role rather than the assist hunting role with both Keith and Kofi missing. It was a huge early season statement win that solidified them as the favorites. The thought coming into the season – would there be chemistry issues? Has been answered convincingly by the 3-0 start. I would even go as far as saying they could have played better had a few bounces gone their way (Lyon rimming out on all his 3 point attempts for instance). One interesting wrinkle is Keith – he’s purposely missed last week and now this weeks game in order to test out Converses latest feeble attempt to get back into the basketball shoe market. Cant blame the guy, poverty will make you do some desperate things. We really need to start taking care of our veterans this is indefensible.

Boardman gets Paid (2-1) – Speaking of defense, captain Billy has surrendered 42 points, 27 points, and 32 points to the opposing teams lead guard in consecutive weeks. I think its time to put MGW or Jacob on the other team’s best scoring guard. Switch Billy over to an off-ball spot because he is getting smoked out there. MGW is playing like the finals MVP and ladies, his long ball is officially back. He was 9/35 on 3s last season, this season he is already 9/17 (53%). Is it sustainable? Not 53% but 35-40% is.  Rookie Jacob Moore is a really good, really smart player, Billy should let him run the huddles, but you know he won’t. His steady hand is guiding the offense, keeping the spacing, moving the ball and knocking down his open looks. The “bench” of Jenco/Jmul is the best in the league so far.

The Crab Boys (2-0) – They are holding opponents to 40ppg. That’s fucking crazy. I especially hate it because I must sit and watch those god-awful slogs. Give me some fireworks please! Its going to be interesting to see how things look when they have a full team. My HOT TAKE is that they are better with Ganley starting over Swecker. Swecker and Joe are too similar/redundant whereas Brian spaces the floor and opens more shots in the middle for Kerr, Joe and Roberts. It matters a lot because the key for them is simply getting to the 65-70 point mark. They can expect to hold a team to under that total and win.

 

Pretenders:

A4747 (1-1) – I debated which category they belonged in for about 35 seconds before placing them in the upper echelon of the pretender’s group. Chemistry makes them a tough out, but they will have a hard time matching up with the top 3 teams, and you need to be able to win a playoff game to get contender status. Kelley+ Struck combo is a good as any 1-2 punch, but as far as 3rd scoring options go you have Lyon for Redeem, Jmul for Boardman, Swecker for Crab Boys and A47 has the inimitable B-Walsh. One of those names is not like the other and ill let you, the fans, decide. The supporting cast of Tom/Gill/Colin isn’t bad, especially Gill who has looked quite good. He needs to be a scorer which is a role he isn’t naturally inclined to play.

Team Lock Down (1-2) – They beat up a shorthanded Corp last week and no doubt were motivated by my repeated declarations that they are “too little” and not contenders. Yeakley is proving himself to be able to carry an offense, and outside of Kofi I don’t see a player who can consistently hold him under 25 ppg. Sydorko is also holding it down on the defensive end as the most switchable pick and roll defender in the league on a team that switches everything (smart). They are feisty, but I can’t see them winning the title, so they remain a pretender to the throne.

Flight Crew (0-3) – They’ve been “In” every game until falling apart in the last 10 minutes or so. Overall, they’ve been a terrible second half team, partly because they have 3 players who look exactly the same and teams probably get confused. If I’m Dave I make a point to involve Joel in the offense more. Joel averaged 16ppg for the final’s runner up last season and now he’s only getting 7.7 on an 0-3 team? That’s not right and I don’t fault him for it since he’s taking about 5 shots per game. Has there ever been a player who has the ball in his hands as much as Hof and yet gets so few assists? He’s averaging 40ppg and 1 dime! 40/1 slash line is crazy! Pass the ball man! Rookie Noel is a rebounding machine, but I would suggest upgrading said machine so that it can put the ball in the hoop.

 

Incomplete:

The Corporation (0-2) – The CEO is hurt. That’s not an excuse, that’s a fact! We have suffered 2 very close losses that could have gone either way, 1 of them without Kevin Clarke. That being said, the board has expressed their disappointment in our 0-2 start. They have let me know that Michael “Ghost” Fraher; a key offseason pickup, must be involved more in the offense. They are also disappointed in the performance of veteran Brian Robinson. A “defensive specialist” who has been especially terrible on that end of the floor (their words not mine). As a CEO who believes strongly in accountability to the shareholders, I will do what they ask of me and put this team in a position to succeed even if that means putting them on my back.

 

Quick Lines

The Crab Boys vs. Redeem Team – Early contender check. Could this be a finals preview? Redeem -4.5

Flight Crew vs. The Corporation – Loser of this game might as well call it a season. I sure as hell can’t let that be us. Corp -3.5

A47A47 vs. Team Lock Down – I love Team Lock down in this matchup. They can’t be slowed down by A47’s pace. TLD -5.5

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February 11, 2020
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cant really argue much with the hierarchy, RT and BGP look scarey.. though not sure Crab Boys belong in the top tier

race for the bottom playoff spots should be interesting and will go down to the wire

have to be honest, dont think anyone could pay me to wear a pair of converse to ball in.. wouldve been fun to see RT lose and turn on keith for leaving them hanging

The Crab Boys vs. Redeem Team has the makings for a high class battle and game of the night.. can see the final show-down being close (unless PK and Company go bonkers from 3.. which is sadly almost always the case when squaring off vs me)

no way the president allows the corporation to fall deeper into the defeated hole, mazz goes bonkers and secures their first dub

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February 11, 2020
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Will hold back any comment for now because we only have three tonight and need one. Missing Gill/Colin/Tom. Anyone want to run in the late game?

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plainpat said
Will hold back any comment for now because we only have three tonight and need one. Missing Gill/Colin/Tom. Anyone want to run in the late game?  

All set -- Fraher in and approved. Thanks to Sydorko / Brandon (and obviously Fraher...)

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Flight Crew (0-3) – They’ve been “In” every game until falling apart in the last 10 minutes or so. Overall, they’ve been a terrible second half team, partly because they have 3 players who look exactly the same and teams probably get confused. If I’m Dave I make a point to involve Joel in the offense more. Joel averaged 16ppg for the final’s runner up last season and now he’s only getting 7.7 on an 0-3 team? That’s not right and I don’t fault him for it since he’s taking about 5 shots per game. Has there ever been a player who has the ball in his hands as much as Hof and yet gets so few assists? He’s averaging 40ppg and 1 dime! 40/1 slash line is crazy! Pass the ball man! Rookie Noel is a rebounding machine, but I would suggest upgrading said machine so that it can put the ball in the hoop.

 

Incomplete:

The Corporation (0-2) – The CEO is hurt. 

 

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I’m pretty sure I’m breaking the non disclosure agreement but I don’t remember signing anything. These sneakers are NICE! Better than any shoe I’ve worn the past 4-5 years. I’ve worn kyries, LeBrons, PG’s, different and assorted Nike’s, but these sneakers take it too another level. They converse on the outside of the sneaker but there is a Nike swoosh and the name on the inside of the sneaker. Same company since 2003, just trying to monopolize the market. Stay woke!!! Shout out to mazz for always being at the forefront of the veterans first movement. I will take all donations so that I don’t go homeless like so many of my fellow brothers in arms. I will be missing tonight’s game to go do more sneaker testing. I’m actually going to cheat on the agility drills so maybe I can keep up with these other dudes and win a raffle ticket for some swag! Wish me luck

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Thank you to the Corporation, and specifically the CEO for giving our team the fight & drive to overcome their Amazon-esque Monopoly of the coverage board. 
I know with the FAKE NEWS MEDIA the Flight Crew will be left in the shadow of the league once again. 

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