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chasegage

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Which Young Player would you Build Around?
« on: July 26, 2020, 06:19:54 pm »

If you had the choice of the following three players, which would you most want to build a team around? For this scenario we’ll say they’re all the 2020 versions of themselves. You’re about to sign them to a 10+ year deal. Your goal is to win a title before the other two players. Who are you taking?

Jayson Tatum
Ben Simmons
Pascal Siakam
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Re: Which Young Player would you Build Around?
« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2020, 10:20:31 am »

Age has to be a factor here. So my thinking is this:

I would not want to be responsible for paying a 36 year old Siakam

I would not want to pay an NBA player who cannot shoot outside of 12 feet.

Give me the 22 year old Tatum.
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Re: Which Young Player would you Build Around?
« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2020, 10:20:31 am »

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Re: Which Young Player would you Build Around?
« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2020, 11:05:12 am »

Age has to be a factor here. So my thinking is this:

I would not want to be responsible for paying a 36 year old Siakam

I would not want to pay an NBA player who cannot shoot outside of 12 feet.

Give me the 22 year old Tatum.

I completely agree. It also helps that I'm a Celtics fan, but still. I think his age and skillset make him one of the most valuable young players in the NBA moving forward.
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Re: Which Young Player would you Build Around?
« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2020, 11:05:12 am »

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Re: Which Young Player would you Build Around?
« Reply #3 on: July 27, 2020, 11:12:35 am »

Where's the Kevin Porter Jr. option?
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Re: Which Young Player would you Build Around?
« Reply #4 on: July 27, 2020, 02:02:44 pm »

I would pick Pascal Siakam as his performances have grown by quite a lot since he entered the NBA. He is also the only player of the three to win an NBA Championship, so he knows what it takes.
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Re: Which Young Player would you Build Around?
« Reply #5 on: July 27, 2020, 09:17:24 pm »

In terms of a ten-year deal I think Tatum is the best option. I do believe that Siakam would win a title before Tatum though. Simmons hasn’t show he’s willing to improve, so I’d steer clear of him.
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« Reply #5 on: July 27, 2020, 09:17:24 pm »

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Re: Which Young Player would you Build Around?
« Reply #6 on: July 29, 2020, 04:25:57 pm »

Simmons has the most potential IMO but his shooting is just too big of a weakness and Siakam is already 26 so I'm going with Tatum. He's the youngest of the bunch and is arguably already the best of the three.
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« Reply #6 on: July 29, 2020, 04:25:57 pm »

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Re: Which Young Player would you Build Around?
« Reply #7 on: August 03, 2020, 02:35:43 pm »

Definitely Tatum. Simmons has only shown growth as a top tier defender, his offense still remains very stagnant. Siakam and Tatum its very close, however Tatum is a significantly better defender and has already performed well at the highest level in the NBA playoffs.
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Re: Which Young Player would you Build Around?
« Reply #8 on: August 30, 2020, 12:06:25 am »

Sigh...Its Tatum. As a Sixers fan, I can honestly say I've seen enough of Ben to know that right now, he's not a guy to build a team around. He has to want it and maybe it's just the team and him wanting to play elsewhere, but I haven't seen enough from him that tells me he wants to be the cornerstone. I hope I'm wrong. Time will tell. But the Sixers not taking Tatum #1 and taking Fultz instead feels like a decision that is going to haunt this franchise every time we have to face up against Boston.
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Re: Which Young Player would you Build Around?
« Reply #9 on: August 30, 2020, 12:59:43 am »

Tatum...Siakam............Simmons
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Re: Which Young Player would you Build Around?
« Reply #10 on: August 30, 2020, 01:52:05 pm »

Jayson Tatum all day
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