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Re: Mike Muscala?
« Reply #30 on: February 10, 2023, 07:18:46 AM »

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Just the type of player the depth needed. Nice pickup for little cost.
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Re: Mike Muscala?
« Reply #31 on: February 20, 2023, 05:21:28 PM »

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Only 3 games in, but so far Mike is averaging 25mpg and heís giving the Cís 13.3pts/4.7rebs per game, while shooting 39% from 3pt and 48% from the field. His per36 is 18.9pts/6.6rebs. Not too shabby. 
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Re: Mike Muscala?
« Reply #32 on: February 20, 2023, 05:44:49 PM »

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Only 3 games in, but so far Mike is averaging 25mpg and heís giving the Cís 13.3pts/4.7rebs while shooting 39% from 3pt and 48% from the field. His per36 is 18.9pts/6.6rebs. Not too shabby.

He's such a solid fit with this team. It's always nice to have more shooting.

Re: Mike Muscala?
« Reply #33 on: February 20, 2023, 06:05:47 PM »

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Only 3 games in, but so far Mike is averaging 25mpg and heís giving the Cís 13.3pts/4.7rebs while shooting 39% from 3pt and 48% from the field. His per36 is 18.9pts/6.6rebs. Not too shabby.

He's such a solid fit with this team. It's always nice to have more shooting.

Great how he looks in his first 3 games.  Giving what hoped to get from Gallo.  Hope he keeps it up given that the Cs are obviously all in on the 3.

Re: Mike Muscala?
« Reply #34 on: February 20, 2023, 06:08:31 PM »

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Muscula could be a pretty solid Grant Williams replacement if some team idiotically offers more than $15 million per year.  Muscula offers similar production for $3.5 million.

https://stathead.com/basketball/pcm_finder.cgi?request=1&sum=0&player_id1=willigr01&p1yrfrom=2023&player_id2=muscami01&p2yrfrom=2023


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Re: Mike Muscala?
« Reply #35 on: February 20, 2023, 06:44:31 PM »

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Muscula could be a pretty solid Grant Williams replacement if some team idiotically offers more than $15 million per year.  Muscula offers similar production for $3.5 million.

https://stathead.com/basketball/pcm_finder.cgi?request=1&sum=0&player_id1=willigr01&p1yrfrom=2023&player_id2=muscami01&p2yrfrom=2023

Muscala definitely makes Grant expendable. If I had to choose between the two, think Iíd prefer having Mike. Heís a superior shooter, rebounder, has better size, and can play the 4 or 5. Muscala brings more to the table, IMO.
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Re: Mike Muscala?
« Reply #36 on: February 20, 2023, 06:59:28 PM »

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Muscala's option should already be picked up if you ask me. 3.5M? Bargain.

But also if something does materialize in the trade market this offseason, Muscala's 3.5M in salary could also be part of it if needed for salary purposes.
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« Reply #37 on: February 20, 2023, 09:36:02 PM »

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Muscula could be a pretty solid Grant Williams replacement if some team idiotically offers more than $15 million per year.  Muscula offers similar production for $3.5 million.

https://stathead.com/basketball/pcm_finder.cgi?request=1&sum=0&player_id1=willigr01&p1yrfrom=2023&player_id2=muscami01&p2yrfrom=2023

Muscala definitely makes Grant expendable. If I had to choose between the two, think Iíd prefer having Mike. Heís a superior shooter, rebounder, has better size, and can play the 4 or 5. Muscala brings more to the table, IMO.

Muscala is a fine shooter and screen-setter. I donít want him defending Embiid or Giannis, or being switched onto a guard. Grant is a much better playoff defender.

Re: Mike Muscala?
« Reply #38 on: February 20, 2023, 10:03:42 PM »

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Muscula could be a pretty solid Grant Williams replacement if some team idiotically offers more than $15 million per year.  Muscula offers similar production for $3.5 million.

https://stathead.com/basketball/pcm_finder.cgi?request=1&sum=0&player_id1=willigr01&p1yrfrom=2023&player_id2=muscami01&p2yrfrom=2023

Muscala definitely makes Grant expendable. If I had to choose between the two, think Iíd prefer having Mike. Heís a superior shooter, rebounder, has better size, and can play the 4 or 5. Muscala brings more to the table, IMO.

Muscala is a fine shooter and screen-setter. I donít want him defending Embiid or Giannis, or being switched onto a guard. Grant is a much better playoff defender.

Muscula is quite good as a defender.  Nobody wants him as the primary cover on Giannis or Embiid, but nobody wants that for Williams, either.  Iíve seen nothing to suggest that Muscala canít handle switches.


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Re: Mike Muscala?
« Reply #39 on: February 20, 2023, 10:27:43 PM »

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Muscula could be a pretty solid Grant Williams replacement if some team idiotically offers more than $15 million per year.  Muscula offers similar production for $3.5 million.

https://stathead.com/basketball/pcm_finder.cgi?request=1&sum=0&player_id1=willigr01&p1yrfrom=2023&player_id2=muscami01&p2yrfrom=2023

Muscala definitely makes Grant expendable. If I had to choose between the two, think Iíd prefer having Mike. Heís a superior shooter, rebounder, has better size, and can play the 4 or 5. Muscala brings more to the table, IMO.

Muscala is a fine shooter and screen-setter. I donít want him defending Embiid or Giannis, or being switched onto a guard. Grant is a much better playoff defender.

Muscula is quite good as a defender.  Nobody wants him as the primary cover on Giannis or Embiid, but nobody wants that for Williams, either.  Iíve seen nothing to suggest that Muscala canít handle switches.

Really?  Not even 2 weeks ago Grant held Embiid to 6-13 shooting while forcing two turnovers and giving up no assists over 40 possessions as the primary defender on Embiid.  Much of that in the second half was without the help of double teams?  He also was terrific against Giannis in the playoffs last season, and had a strong hand in Bamís pedestrian performance for much of the conference finals last year.

Grantís imperfect, but if he walks, Mike Muscala will not be a viable replacement.

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« Reply #40 on: February 20, 2023, 10:31:31 PM »

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Muscula could be a pretty solid Grant Williams replacement if some team idiotically offers more than $15 million per year.  Muscula offers similar production for $3.5 million.

https://stathead.com/basketball/pcm_finder.cgi?request=1&sum=0&player_id1=willigr01&p1yrfrom=2023&player_id2=muscami01&p2yrfrom=2023

Muscala definitely makes Grant expendable. If I had to choose between the two, think Iíd prefer having Mike. Heís a superior shooter, rebounder, has better size, and can play the 4 or 5. Muscala brings more to the table, IMO.

Muscala is a fine shooter and screen-setter. I donít want him defending Embiid or Giannis, or being switched onto a guard. Grant is a much better playoff defender.

Muscula is quite good as a defender.  Nobody wants him as the primary cover on Giannis or Embiid, but nobody wants that for Williams, either.  Iíve seen nothing to suggest that Muscala canít handle switches.

Really?  Not even 2 weeks ago Grant held Embiid to 6-13 shooting while forcing two turnovers and giving up no assists over 40 possessions as the primary defender on Embiid.  Much of that in the second half was without the help of double teams?  He also was terrific against Giannis in the playoffs last season, and had a strong hand in Bamís pedestrian performance for much of the conference finals last year.

Grantís imperfect, but if he walks, Mike Muscala will not be a viable replacement.

Grantís defense has been up and down his entire career.  No, I donít trust him because he held an injured Embiid to a modest performance in the regular season.

I do know that overall in last yearís playoffs the defense was substantially better with him off the floor.
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Re: Mike Muscala?
« Reply #41 on: February 20, 2023, 10:37:51 PM »

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Muscula could be a pretty solid Grant Williams replacement if some team idiotically offers more than $15 million per year.  Muscula offers similar production for $3.5 million.

https://stathead.com/basketball/pcm_finder.cgi?request=1&sum=0&player_id1=willigr01&p1yrfrom=2023&player_id2=muscami01&p2yrfrom=2023

Muscala definitely makes Grant expendable. If I had to choose between the two, think Iíd prefer having Mike. Heís a superior shooter, rebounder, has better size, and can play the 4 or 5. Muscala brings more to the table, IMO.

Muscala is a fine shooter and screen-setter. I donít want him defending Embiid or Giannis, or being switched onto a guard. Grant is a much better playoff defender.

Muscula is quite good as a defender.  Nobody wants him as the primary cover on Giannis or Embiid, but nobody wants that for Williams, either.  Iíve seen nothing to suggest that Muscala canít handle switches.

Really?  Not even 2 weeks ago Grant held Embiid to 6-13 shooting while forcing two turnovers and giving up no assists over 40 possessions as the primary defender on Embiid.  Much of that in the second half was without the help of double teams?  He also was terrific against Giannis in the playoffs last season, and had a strong hand in Bamís pedestrian performance for much of the conference finals last year.

Grantís imperfect, but if he walks, Mike Muscala will not be a viable replacement.

Grantís defense has been up and down his entire career.  No, I donít trust him because he held an injured Embiid to a modest performance in the regular season.

Fine, but thereís even less reason to trust Muscala. Thereís a reason heís been a career backup for a decade despite being one of the best shooters for his size, and it starts with the letter ďDĒ.

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« Reply #42 on: February 20, 2023, 10:39:38 PM »

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Muscula could be a pretty solid Grant Williams replacement if some team idiotically offers more than $15 million per year.  Muscula offers similar production for $3.5 million.

https://stathead.com/basketball/pcm_finder.cgi?request=1&sum=0&player_id1=willigr01&p1yrfrom=2023&player_id2=muscami01&p2yrfrom=2023

Muscala definitely makes Grant expendable. If I had to choose between the two, think Iíd prefer having Mike. Heís a superior shooter, rebounder, has better size, and can play the 4 or 5. Muscala brings more to the table, IMO.

Muscala is a fine shooter and screen-setter. I donít want him defending Embiid or Giannis, or being switched onto a guard. Grant is a much better playoff defender.

Muscula is quite good as a defender.  Nobody wants him as the primary cover on Giannis or Embiid, but nobody wants that for Williams, either.  Iíve seen nothing to suggest that Muscala canít handle switches.

Really?  Not even 2 weeks ago Grant held Embiid to 6-13 shooting while forcing two turnovers and giving up no assists over 40 possessions as the primary defender on Embiid.  Much of that in the second half was without the help of double teams?  He also was terrific against Giannis in the playoffs last season, and had a strong hand in Bamís pedestrian performance for much of the conference finals last year.

Grantís imperfect, but if he walks, Mike Muscala will not be a viable replacement.

Grantís defense has been up and down his entire career.  No, I donít trust him because he held an injured Embiid to a modest performance in the regular season.

Fine, but thereís even less reason to trust Muscala. Thereís a reason heís been a career backup for a decade despite being one of the best shooters for his size, and it starts with the letter ďDĒ.

I see you havenít followed Muscalaís career.

https://rollcallsportsnet.com/mike-muscala-is-here-to-help-your-contender/

Pretty much everywhere heís been heís had an excellent net rating, even on lousy teams.

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Re: Mike Muscala?
« Reply #43 on: February 20, 2023, 10:56:00 PM »

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Muscula could be a pretty solid Grant Williams replacement if some team idiotically offers more than $15 million per year.  Muscula offers similar production for $3.5 million.

https://stathead.com/basketball/pcm_finder.cgi?request=1&sum=0&player_id1=willigr01&p1yrfrom=2023&player_id2=muscami01&p2yrfrom=2023

Muscala definitely makes Grant expendable. If I had to choose between the two, think Iíd prefer having Mike. Heís a superior shooter, rebounder, has better size, and can play the 4 or 5. Muscala brings more to the table, IMO.

Muscala is a fine shooter and screen-setter. I donít want him defending Embiid or Giannis, or being switched onto a guard. Grant is a much better playoff defender.

Muscula is quite good as a defender.  Nobody wants him as the primary cover on Giannis or Embiid, but nobody wants that for Williams, either.  Iíve seen nothing to suggest that Muscala canít handle switches.

Really?  Not even 2 weeks ago Grant held Embiid to 6-13 shooting while forcing two turnovers and giving up no assists over 40 possessions as the primary defender on Embiid.  Much of that in the second half was without the help of double teams?  He also was terrific against Giannis in the playoffs last season, and had a strong hand in Bamís pedestrian performance for much of the conference finals last year.

Grantís imperfect, but if he walks, Mike Muscala will not be a viable replacement.

Grantís defense has been up and down his entire career.  No, I donít trust him because he held an injured Embiid to a modest performance in the regular season.

Fine, but thereís even less reason to trust Muscala. Thereís a reason heís been a career backup for a decade despite being one of the best shooters for his size, and it starts with the letter ďDĒ.

I see you havenít followed Muscalaís career.

https://rollcallsportsnet.com/mike-muscala-is-here-to-help-your-contender/

Pretty much everywhere heís been heís had an excellent net rating, even on lousy teams.

Right, I like him.  But heís also logged more than 20 minutes in a playoff game only once in his career.  His last playoff series saw him get DNPs in 5 of 7 games.  Heís fine for regular season depth ó Grant has already had more playoff success in three seasons than Muscala has had in his career, and itís not just because he was in OKC.

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« Reply #44 on: February 21, 2023, 12:32:44 AM »

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Muscula could be a pretty solid Grant Williams replacement if some team idiotically offers more than $15 million per year.  Muscula offers similar production for $3.5 million.

https://stathead.com/basketball/pcm_finder.cgi?request=1&sum=0&player_id1=willigr01&p1yrfrom=2023&player_id2=muscami01&p2yrfrom=2023

Muscala definitely makes Grant expendable. If I had to choose between the two, think Iíd prefer having Mike. Heís a superior shooter, rebounder, has better size, and can play the 4 or 5. Muscala brings more to the table, IMO.

Muscala is a fine shooter and screen-setter. I donít want him defending Embiid or Giannis, or being switched onto a guard. Grant is a much better playoff defender.

Muscula is quite good as a defender.  Nobody wants him as the primary cover on Giannis or Embiid, but nobody wants that for Williams, either.  Iíve seen nothing to suggest that Muscala canít handle switches.

Really?  Not even 2 weeks ago Grant held Embiid to 6-13 shooting while forcing two turnovers and giving up no assists over 40 possessions as the primary defender on Embiid.  Much of that in the second half was without the help of double teams?  He also was terrific against Giannis in the playoffs last season, and had a strong hand in Bamís pedestrian performance for much of the conference finals last year.

Grantís imperfect, but if he walks, Mike Muscala will not be a viable replacement.

Grantís defense has been up and down his entire career.  No, I donít trust him because he held an injured Embiid to a modest performance in the regular season.

Fine, but thereís even less reason to trust Muscala. Thereís a reason heís been a career backup for a decade despite being one of the best shooters for his size, and it starts with the letter ďDĒ.

I see you havenít followed Muscalaís career.

https://rollcallsportsnet.com/mike-muscala-is-here-to-help-your-contender/

Pretty much everywhere heís been heís had an excellent net rating, even on lousy teams.

Right, I like him.  But heís also logged more than 20 minutes in a playoff game only once in his career.  His last playoff series saw him get DNPs in 5 of 7 games.  Heís fine for regular season depth ó Grant has already had more playoff success in three seasons than Muscala has had in his career, and itís not just because he was in OKC.

Muscala has barely played in the postseason. 29 games in his 10 year career and only 17 in the last 7 years. Grant played in 24 postseason games last year alone and heís playing with a stacked roster.
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