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  1. Dalton26

    Daytona 500

    Finally about to restart. Hopefully. Sent from my iPhone using BtownBanners mobile app
  2. NBA Comparison: Tony Mitchell/Noah Vonleh Strengths: Excellent wingspan (7’2.5”) for his size ... Possesses the body control to get to and finish at the rim ... Very capable of making an impact off of straight-line drives ... Has an NBA-ready frame ... Surprising lateral speed for a player with as much muscle mass as he shows ... Defensive potential is his calling card ... Already shows the signs of being a high-level defender ... Can guard multiple positions on the court ... Length could allow him to develop into a small-ball big in the future ... Light on his feet on the perimeter ... Disruptive defender, jumps passing lanes whenever he sees the opportunity ... Was an interior presence defensively, especially as the weak side defender ... Able to stay on the floor and block shots as a perimeter defender due to excellent reach ... Possesses nice defensive instincts ... Closes out well and under control on shooters ... Flashed solid footwork understanding on the offensive end ... Will make open or uncontested threes ... Shot has a nice rotation and backspin on it, hits the rim softly ... Sees and makes the extra pass ... Monster on the offensive boards ... Can keep possessions alive with rebounds and will convert second-chance opportunities into baskets ...Very good cutter off the ball ... Good at cutting back door. Looks for defender to turn head and then makes his baseline move to the lane ... Ally oop threat, likely to make plenty of highlight plays on lob passes ... His offensive numbers are misleading as he actually has very good potential as a shooter, if he can hone his ability in using deception to create looks ... Weaknesses: No real defined role offensively yet ... A little bit stiff in his movements and running the floor ... Thick legs ... Doesn't always exhibit an ideal level of intensity ... Needs to work on his ability to create shots ... Shot mechanics need some fine tuning as he has a bit of a slow release and seems to telegraph his shot too often ... His motion gets sped up if a defender is too close to him ... Shoots with minimal arc and not much rotation ... Only shot 52 percent from the free throw line ... Is not a strong ball handler, dribbles high and away from body ... Can be very loose with the ball, especially with his off hand ... Does not create his own offense ... Won’t be an instant facilitator at the next level ... Has trouble recognizing the open player as a playmaker … His effort was very up-and-down during his stint at Indiana ... While he has the tools to become a quality defender, was slow at times reacting on defense ... Late-bloomer so his basketball IQ needs some catching up ... Post skills are extremely raw and in need of refinement ... While he shows solid attributes and potential as a rebounder, remains extremely unproven having averaged 2.6 and 5.4 rebounds per game over his FR and SO seasons ... Is recovering from a torn ACL suffered in late January, which could cloud his draft stock ... Outlook: Hoping to capitalize on the substantial internet hype that he had generated, Anunoby entered the 2017 draft and signed with an agent, despite a disappointing season in which he suffered a torn ACL ... After shutting down Kentucky freshman Jamal Murray in the Round of 32 in the 2016 NCAA Tournament, Anunoby became a hot name and one to watch for in the 2017 draft class ... His numbers saw an uptick, but with his struggles in getting clean looks, his game didn’t change much before he ultimately went down with an injury ... Had Tom Crean kept his job at IU, Anunoby likely would be back in Bloomington, IN ... However, with him being young for his class (won’t turn 20 until September) and possessing the body and athletic profile that he does, he certainly possesses a lot of intrigue to teams ... A bit of a tweener as he lacks a polished skill set, especially offensively at either forward position ... At this point he's a project, coming off a major injury ... With proper development, Anunoby could become a valued asset in the modern NBA game ... Notes: Averaged 25 mpg, 11.1 ppg, 5.4 rpg, 56.3 FT%, 31.1 3P%, 55.7 FG% in 16 games as a sophomore ... Measured 6'6.5 without shoes, 243 lbs, 7'2.5 wingspan, and a 8'10.5 standing reach in the summer of 2016 ... Brandon Jefferson 5/8/17 http://www.nbadraft.net/players/og-anunoby
  3. Dalton26

    (2019) SF Keion Brooks Jr.

    Split those posts off into the Random Archie/basketball talk thread
  4. Season kicks off TONIGHT!!! I think the Panthers are going to put a hurt on the Bronco's tonight.
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    IU vs IOWA 02/07/19 GAME THREAD!

    ESPN never ceases to amaze me. Sent from my iPhone using BtownBanners mobile app
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    Daily MLB Banter

    Phillies get Realmuto. Not a fan of giving up Alfaro and Sanchez, but getting one of the best if not the best catcher in the league helps soften the blow.
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    IUBB @ MSU- Game Thread

    Smith came up big defensively on the last two possessions. Sent from my iPhone using BtownBanners
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    Thomas Bryant - Washington Wizards

    I think a lot of people saw it that way, but its really just his personality. From everything I've read about him he's just a high energy guy 24/7
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    Victor Oladipo - Indiana Pacers

    Selected as an Eastern Conference All-Star Sent from my iPhone using BtownBanners
  10. Dalton26

    Thomas Bryant - Washington Wizards

    https://www.nbcsports.com/washington/wizards/raise-roof-thomas-bryants-infectious-energy-spreading-his-teammates Jeff Green had just claimed a victim. He caught Myles Turner, the NBA’s leading shot-blocker, off balance and threw down a booming dunk with one hand. Usually among the most stoic players on the Wizards, Green shot a look to the Wizards bench and pushed his hands up in the air. He raised the roof and smiled as he ran down the floor. The Wizards’ bench loved it, and especially Thomas Bryant, who has made a habit of the celebration famous from the 1990s. Bryant has raised the roof on and off this season after big dunks, including on Friday night in the Wizards’ win at the Orlando Magic, when he did it several times. Now Green has caught the wave. “I really don’t know where that came from,” Green said after dropping 23 points in a win over the Pacers on Wednesday night. “After I dunked it, I just looked over and he was the first person I saw. You know, the play moved me to raise the roof.” Bryant is always excited. But seeing Green return the celebratory favor really got him going. He raised the roof back and smiled ear-to-ear when asked about it after the game. “I get hype all the time, but he was hype right there so he just did it,” Bryant told NBC Sports Washington. “It’s catching on, so I like it.” Bryant said he started doing the move over the offseason in his summer workouts. He has brought it back this season and finds it funny it has now spread. There is also a big coincidence in all of it. Wizards season ticket holder Walter Wiggins famously pumps up the crowd at each home game by raising the roof. Though Bryant is well-aware of Wiggins’ moves, he says it’s not the reason why he does it. “I know exactly who you’re talking about,” Bryant said of Wiggins. “I’ve noticed him. That’s what everyone has been telling me, that he’s been doing it for years, ever since they can remember.” Bryant’s youthful energy has been contagious for the Wizards. He’s a 21-year-old second-year pro, yet he has Green, a 32-year-old, jaded veteran of 11 NBA seasons, imitating him. Green admitted after Wednesday’s win he can’t help but feed off of Bryant’s passion for the game. ”That’s him 24/7. We love it,” Green said. “That’s what he brings to this team. I always tell the young guys to just be yourself. That’s what he does.” Green helped lead the way in the Wizards’ win over Indiana. So did Bradley Beal, who had 25 points, six assists and six rebounds in 31 minutes. That earned Beal a walk-off interview with ESPN, one that Bryant was very excited for. He jumped up and down in the background and made a great video for social media in the process. That’s just Thomas, Beal says. “I have never seen him not bouncing off a wall,” Beal said. “Sometimes I have to calm him down, he be too hype. But we need that. His positive vibes and positive energy, we feed off that so it’s great.”
  11. Dalton26

    McRobbie and Georgia Tech

    I see a lot of people hammer Glass, but I truly think the blame for our athletics falls directly on the shoulders of McRobbie.
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    Colts / NFL Game Thread

    Chris Ballard - PFWA Executive of the Year Matt Nagy - PFWA Coach of the Year Vic Fangio - PFWA Assistant of the Year
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    Colts / NFL Game Thread

    i mentioned it but Nagy will run the show so Pagano cant screw up too much.
  14. Dalton26

    Indiana vs Nebraska 1/14/19 6:30pm FS1

    He would have, new mods don’t always get announced right away. USPS is new to being a mod so we’re giving him a chance to get used to all the moderation options before conpletely throwing him to the wolves.
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    Indiana vs Nebraska 1/14/19 6:30pm FS1

    He quit a couple months ago and we waited to see if he’d change his mind. He’s not posted in the mod forum since then or told anyone he changed his mind so it was time to move on, and the mod team agreed on adding USPS.
  16. Meeting with the Clippers and Jazz Alex Kennedy: LAC meeting: Charles Cooke, Jeremy Morgan, James Blackmon, Austin Nichols, Mangok Mathiang, Troy Caupain, Antonio Blakeney, Chris Davenport. – via Twitter AlexKennedyNBA Alex Kennedy: The Utah Jazz are meeting with James Blackmon Jr., Tidjan Keita, Antone Warren, Jeremy Morgan at the @ProBBallCombine. – via TwitterAlexKennedyNBA
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    Colts / NFL Game Thread

    I’m honestly amazed we are only down 17 at this point. Feels like it’s 100-0 Sent from my iPhone using BtownBanners
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    Colts / NFL Game Thread

    Bears hired Pagano to be their DC Sent from my iPhone using BtownBanners
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    Colts / NFL Game Thread

    Kansas City doesn’t really scare me. They haven’t been the same team since losing Hunt and are definitely beatable. Sent from my iPhone using BtownBanners
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    Colts / NFL Game Thread

    Rookie teammates and two brothers also made the all pro first team. Pretty cool to see. Sent from my iPhone using BtownBanners
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    Colts / NFL Game Thread

    Deleted my post. Responded to an earlier one but things seemed to have cooled off by the time I got to the end. (Just a hint the colts and Pats combined for only 2 losses vs the Ravens in 16 games during the 2000’s) Sent from my iPhone using BtownBanners
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    Nate Sudfeld - Philadelphia Eagles

    The eagles are in Salary Cap hell last I checked and letting Foles go is one of the only ways to help them get back above water. Sent from my iPhone using BtownBanners
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    Colts / NFL Game Thread

    I’m glad Nagy proved me right. He was my top choice for the Colts. Y’all got a good one and thankfully after almost making a mistake we did too. Sent from my iPhone using BtownBanners mobile app
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    Colts / NFL Game Thread

    This is going to be a wild playoffs. Legitimately any team in either conference could make the SB. Sent from my iPhone using BtownBanners