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#1 BSLChrisStoner

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Posted 09 August 2016 - 07:59 AM

The Ringer: The Most Unpredictable NBA Teams Heading Into the Season



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Posted 24 August 2016 - 08:18 AM

Sports Illustrated: NBA off-season grades: Southeast up for grabs after Hawks, Heat overhauls

 

Sports Illustrated: Central grades: Cavs’ challengers undergo makeovers



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Posted 25 August 2016 - 07:55 AM

Sports Illustrated: NBA off-season grades: Knicks stay busy, but remain mediocre in improving Atlantic



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Posted 27 August 2016 - 09:27 AM

CBS Sports: Knicks, Bulls headline five East teams in position for playoff return
http://www.cbssports...playoff-return/



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Posted 28 August 2016 - 07:53 AM

Sports Illustrated: NBA off-season grades: Duncan's departure won't soften Spurs' grip on Southwest
http://www.si.com/nb...thwest-division



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Posted 07 September 2016 - 07:54 AM

The Ringer: The NBA’s New Lineups of Death
https://theringer.co...54a1#.iag4iyjec
 



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Posted 16 September 2016 - 05:36 PM

Sports Illustrated: SI’s Top 100 NBA players of 2017



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Posted 25 September 2016 - 07:05 AM

Sports Illustrated: Teams that should embrace the tank in 2016–17



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Posted 28 September 2016 - 07:58 AM

Sports on Earth: The NBA Embraces Big Data



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Posted 01 October 2016 - 01:00 AM

Sports on Earth: 30 Reasons To Be Excited For The NBA
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Posted 07 October 2016 - 12:15 AM

ESPN (Zach Lowe): 2016-17 NBA League Pass Rankings, Part I (16-30) & Part II (1-15)



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Posted 10 October 2016 - 05:08 PM

Sports Illustrated: Best and worst over/under NBA bets for 2016-17



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Posted 12 October 2016 - 09:06 PM

CBS Sports: Strength and weakness for every NBA team: Even Cavs, Warriors have flaws
http://www.cbssports...ors-have-flaws/



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Posted 13 October 2016 - 09:01 AM

The Ringer: Finding a New Future for the NBA’s Low-Post Big Men



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Posted 14 October 2016 - 01:35 AM

Was hoping to see two former Terps square off tonight on TNT. Diamond Stone was a DNPCD for the Clippers, but Jake Layman scored 6 points on 3/4 in 5 minutes for the Blazers.



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Posted 14 October 2016 - 04:56 AM

I think you'll see a ton of that from Stone this year. I just don't see it. Hope I'm wrong.
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Posted 14 October 2016 - 08:44 AM

D league for Stone is likely.


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Posted 14 October 2016 - 08:54 AM

D league for Stone is likely.



Would be the best thing for him. He needs to play.  It's good that he apparently has a better shot than advertised at MD... but overall he's a post player in a league that continues to devalue such players. Beyond that, he only has 'good' athleticism... and he's pretty raw in some facets.

I hope he's capable of going to the D-League and mentally staying with it.  Knowing that going there, putting in that time, and learning is the best for him.

Some guys not able to handle the bus rides, etc of MiL life.  Will be a learning experience for him.

 

Until then, he gets a few weeks in camp to bang around with two of the best bigs in the game. Certainly an opportunity to learn.



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Posted 14 October 2016 - 10:47 AM

I think you'll see a ton of that from Stone this year. I just don't see it. Hope I'm wrong.

 

The Clippers are a very deep team, so probably. I doubt he'll be active very often. Same goes for Layman.



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Posted 14 October 2016 - 10:57 AM



Would be the best thing for him. He needs to play.  It's good that he apparently has a better shot than advertised at MD... but overall he's a post player in a league that continues to devalue such players. Beyond that, he only has 'good' athleticism... and he's pretty raw in some facets.

I hope he's capable of going to the D-League and mentally staying with it.  Knowing that going there, putting in that time, and learning is the best for him.

Some guys not able to handle the bus rides, etc of MiL life.  Will be a learning experience for him.

 

Until then, he gets a few weeks in camp to bang around with two of the best bigs in the game. Certainly an opportunity to learn.

 

I don't know if you read the whole article from The Ringer you posted above, but it actually mentions Stone at one point. The gist of the piece is that this has been a long time coming (it quoted Morgan Wooten back in 1988 saying how fewer big guys were playing with their back to the basket). But it also says, and I'd agree, that guys who can score in the post will always have a place in the league. But in the current small-ball era they will be relegated to coming off the bench to take advantage of favorable matchups....and that these guys will have to get used to not getting starter minutes and find a way to be effective when only playing 10-15 a night.


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