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Username Post: Mike Muscala 2017-18        (Topic#20572)
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10-22-17 09:41 PM - Post#234349    

The Hawks are now three games into the season - at the start of what figures to be a multi-year rebuilding process. Mike at the moment seems to be firmly established as one of the four Hawks big men (PF/C) in the rotation, along with Ilyasova, 7-0 center Dewayne Dedmon, and 1st round pick 6-10 John Collins. For three games - a win at Dallas plus losses at Charlotte and Brooklyn - Mike's stats look like this:

1. 14 min; 2-2 on twos; 0-1 on threes; 0-0 FTs; 4 rebounds; 2 assists; 4 points.

2. 19 min; 2-4 on twos; 1-4 on threes; 2-2 FTs; 4 rebounds; 9 points.

3. 25 min; 3-5 on twos; 0-1 on the threes; 2-3 FTs; 6 rebounds; 1 assist; 8 points.

TOTAL. 58 min; 7-11 on twos; 1-6 on threes; 4-5 FTs; 14 rebounds; 3 assists; 21 points.




 
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10-23-17 08:23 PM - Post#234447    
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Mike starting tonight in place of Ilyasova. Not off to a great start 0-3. Hawks are getting clobbered in the 2nd Q again.

 
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10-27-17 08:29 AM - Post#234734    
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Very good night for Mike getting the start last night. 14 points, 10 rebounds and a handful of assists in 31 minutes. 2-4 from 3pt range as well.

Hawks look like they are going to be terrible this year however.

 
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10-27-17 08:32 AM - Post#234735    
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Mike had a big game as a starter last night in a 91-86 loss. He played 31 minutes, had 14 points, 10 rebounds, 4 assists, 1 steal, and 1 block. Shot 3-7 on twos, 2-4 on threes, and 2-2 from the line.

This was Mike's first double double.




 
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10-27-17 08:42 AM - Post#234737    
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Mike had a great night last night . . . . Oh, wait, that has already been mentioned 2x.
'RAY FOR THE ORANGE AND THE BLUE!


 
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10-27-17 04:36 PM - Post#234854    
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137 and I were on the same wave length clearly

 
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10-29-17 03:39 PM - Post#234934    
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Mike is back in the starting lineup with Ilyasova out again for 1-2 weeks. He'll have his hands full today vs. the Bucks.

https://twitter.com/peachtreehoops/status /92471853...

 
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10-29-17 05:03 PM - Post#234935    
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The Hawks may be the worst team in the NBA.

 
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10-29-17 05:52 PM - Post#234937    
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This is the first game they've been out of from the start. But, yes, right now they are one of the worst teams in league.

 
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10-29-17 09:17 PM - Post#234945    
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The Hawks may be the worst team in the NBA.





Yes. I think only Phoenix, Chicago, and maybe the Knicks can challenge them for that spot. I am sure their game plan is to get a high lottery pick to fuel their rebuilding process.




 
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10-30-17 08:46 AM - Post#234961    
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Imagine buying season tickets for a forfeited season.

 
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10-30-17 10:48 AM - Post#234996    
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Imagine buying season tickets for a forfeited season.



Try being a Sixers' fan with 3-4 years of losing during "The Process". Pro hoops is not what it used to be. IMO, Mega-guaranteed contracts have ruined The Association.
'RAY FOR THE ORANGE AND THE BLUE!


 
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10-30-17 04:50 PM - Post#235065    
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I am a Jacksonville Jaguar season ticket holder. Trust me, I get it.

 
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11-01-17 07:57 PM - Post#235285    
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Muscala with another start in Philly...played just five minutes andhasnt been back since. 0-2 with a rebound and steal. Not sure if he was injured, I missed the time he was on the floor., but if not, he seems to be missing a great opportunity with Ilyasova out.

 
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11-01-17 09:04 PM - Post#235287    
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Muscala with another start in Philly...played just five minutes andhasnt been back since. 0-2 with a rebound and steal. Not sure if he was injured, I missed the time he was on the floor., but if not, he seems to be missing a great opportunity with Ilyasova out.


Mike back in for the 4th Q. Hawks are keeping it close.

 
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11-02-17 07:30 AM - Post#235291    
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Did anybody see Muscala get dunked over by Ben Simmons? It is the Play of the Day on NBC Sports Philly.

BTW, Muscala needs to be more aggressive on O. In the NBA, you need to make your own shot.
'RAY FOR THE ORANGE AND THE BLUE!


 
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11-02-17 09:25 AM - Post#235294    
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#truth

 
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11-06-17 01:29 PM - Post#235517    
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  • Bison89 Said:
Did anybody see Muscala get dunked over by Ben Simmons? It is the Play of the Day on NBC Sports Philly.






It never looks good for someone to dunk when you are the defender shown on the video - but in Mike's defense, he wasn't guarding Simmons. He was defending Emblid and tried to help at the last minute after Simmons blew by his man. But too late.

Mike is now out with a sprained ankle. Expected to return by the end of the week.




 
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11-06-17 09:21 PM - Post#235561    
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Is it the end of the manbun? Mike has reportedly shaved his head.

 
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11-07-17 09:47 AM - Post#235575    
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Doesn’t help Mike that the Hawks beat the Cavs on the road with him benched. Yikes!

 
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12-03-17 07:53 PM - Post#238919    
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Reports are circulating that Mike will be returning to practice any day now, after a long layoff with an ankle injury.
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12-03-17 10:12 PM - Post#238925    
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He was out longer than I thought. John Collins has been doing pretty well so I’m not sure Mike will return to the starting lineup. Hopefully he returns and gets decent PT.

 
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12-04-17 08:34 AM - Post#238935    
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He was out longer than I thought. John Collins has been doing pretty well so I’m not sure Mike will return to the starting lineup. Hopefully he returns and gets decent PT.


Collins is out at least three weeks with a shoulder sprain. Dedmond is injured as well. If Mike gets back in the next week, he will get plenty of playing time.

 
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12-19-17 01:58 PM - Post#240530    
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Finally looks like Mike is recovered from his injury. As the article notes, there's quite a bit of depth at the 4 and 5 spots (though Dedmon is still out). But given the Hawks dismal play, I'd think Mike will get some opportunities to prove himself.

https://www.peachtreehoops.com/2017/12/19/16796190...

 
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12-22-17 09:53 AM - Post#241010    
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12 points in 15 minutes for Erie in a tuneup game. You can watch it here, if your really bored.

http://gleague.nba.com/games/20171221/SBLERI /
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12-29-17 11:25 AM - Post#241520    
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Mike had 13 pts in 17 min for Erie last night, including 3-5 3FG, 4-4 FT. Will likely play in their next home game Saturday before going back to Atlanta.

 
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12-29-17 06:18 PM - Post#241583    
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Mike might be the only person in Erie who can see over the snow!

 
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12-31-17 10:59 AM - Post#241662    
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I assumes this means he will travel with the Hawks on their west coast road trip.
http://www.nba.com/hawks/news/hawks-reca ll-muscala...
I peaked in on their game in Erie last night just in time to see Mike bank in a half court shot to end the 3rd quarter. Had 14 pts, 6 reb in 19 minutes.

 
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01-06-18 02:40 PM - Post#242268    
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Mike has been back with the Hawks for a few games now and so far playing time is almost non-existent. He got his first action in last nites game versus Portland, with basically mop up duty. Zero points, 2 boards. Looks like he is the fourth PF but could also backup at C, I suppose. Meanwhile CJ has 20 points and 6 assists. Probably was a little hard for Mike to watch in some ways.

 
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01-06-18 04:50 PM - Post#242300    
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  • MrPhillie Said:
Mike has been back with the Hawks for a few games now and so far playing time is almost non-existent. He got his first action in last nites game versus Portland, with basically mop up duty. Zero points, 2 boards. Looks like he is the fourth PF but could also backup at C, I suppose. Meanwhile CJ has 20 points and 6 assists. Probably was a little hard for Mike to watch in some ways.


This was the first NBA game he has played since Nov. 3. Hopefully, he gets more playing time as he continues his recovery and gets more comfortable.

 
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01-08-18 11:51 AM - Post#242677    
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Mike played 6 minutes last night at LA and made the most of it. Shot 2-2 on twos, 1-1 on threes, 2-2 from the line for 9 points - and added 3 boards and 1 steal. Hopefully they will start to ease him into more playing time.




 
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01-08-18 12:11 PM - Post#242686    
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Mike played 6 minutes last night at LA and made the most of it. Shot 2-2 on twos, 1-1 on threes, 2-2 from the line for 9 points - and added 3 boards and 1 steal. Hopefully they will start to ease him into more playing time.



Those are VERY good stats!
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01-11-18 09:03 AM - Post#242961    
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Mike had 9 pts in 15 minutes in a win @ Denver. Ironically, his stats were exactly the same as the game in LA, including rebounds and steals. Has he missed a shot since he came back?

 
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01-11-18 11:15 AM - Post#242980    
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Mike had 9 pts in 15 minutes in a win @ Denver. Ironically, his stats were exactly the same as the game in LA, including rebounds and steals. Has he missed a shot since he came back?


No in three games since returning to the Hawks he has not missed a shot yet.
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01-11-18 11:30 AM - Post#242987    
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Actually he has played four games since his return. Shot 0-1 in his first game, on January 5th. Still it's a spectacular return.

Stats for the four games:

40 minutes, 5-6 on twos, 3-3 on threes, 4-4 on FT's, 13 rebounds, 2 steals, 23 points.




 
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01-11-18 03:41 PM - Post#243031    
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Yeah, missed the 4th quarter of the Portland game. I had watched the first three and he had not appeared with the Hawks down 23 so I never saw him come in.

As a side note one of the first things that happened after Mike came in was CJ going out. The PL's two NBA players played on the same floor at the same time for a grand total of 1:27 this season. (Unless they are both in the finals :>) )
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Edited by atlantabison on 01-11-18 03:41 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
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01-27-18 12:14 PM - Post#244773    
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Mike had one of his best games since coming back - 14 pts, 3 reb, 2 ast, 1 blk in only 13 minutes. But also picked up 5 PF trying to guard Dwight Howard. He made 3 FTs to put Atlanta up 1 with under 3 minutes to play. Those were Atlanta's last points as Charlotte closed on a 12-0 run.

 
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01-27-18 10:09 PM - Post#244904    
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Wow, 5 PF’s in 13 minutes is a lot no matter who you’re playing against. So far tonite against Washington, the Hawks and Mike are having a tough time.

 
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01-27-18 10:23 PM - Post#244909    
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Wow, 5 PF’s in 13 minutes is a lot no matter who you’re playing against. So far tonite against Washington, the Hawks and Mike are having a tough time.


Don't know if they were playing hack-a-Howard or if he is just rusty on defense.

 
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02-04-18 03:30 PM - Post#246077    
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Great game for Mike today in a win over the Knicks at MSG. Made a 3 with 47 seconds left to pull the Hawks within 1. Then assisted on a Bazemore 3 with 8 seconds left to give them the lead. Ended up with 15 pts (6-8, 3-5), 6 reb in 23 minutes.

 
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02-04-18 03:54 PM - Post#246080    
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He was really clutch down the stretch. Was interesting to see him playing almost the whole stretch run. Showcasing him for a trade?

 
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02-04-18 04:39 PM - Post#246091    
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Yeah nice performance by Mike. Good to see.

 
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02-04-18 05:40 PM - Post#246100    
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He was really clutch down the stretch. Was interesting to see him playing almost the whole stretch run. Showcasing him for a trade?





That's possible - but I think there is a good chance it is simply a function of Mike playing well lately, shaking off the rust from the serious ankle injury that caused him to miss two full months. Remember that he was playing 20-25 minutes each game before he got hurt.

Since Mike returned, here are his stats per 40 minutes (a full game for a top starter):

- 70% on 2-point FGs (16-23)
- 60% on 3-point FGs (15-25)
- 80% effective FG pct.
- 87% on FTs
- 19 ppg
- 10 rpg
- 2 apg
- 1 bpg
- 1 spg
- 3.5 fouls
- 1.5 turnovers

Overall these are the best numbers of his career. (I realize that he wouldn't sustain that production level if he played 40 mpg, but looking at it that way helps to give some context to his numbers.)




 
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02-04-18 10:33 PM - Post#246140    
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The Hawks are so terrible they should integrate him into the regular rotation.

 
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02-05-18 06:39 PM - Post#246281    
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The Hawks could potentially be interested in trading Mike. He can opt-out of his $5 million contract for next year. He may do that with the goal of getting a longer term deal somewhere else. If the Hawks aren't interested in giving Mike an extension (which may be the case because they didn't do it last year), why not trade him now to get something in return?

 
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I’m not sure what you get. It’s not a first round draft. Maybe a second round pick and cash or a hump player. That’s it.

 
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02-06-18 04:45 PM - Post#246417    
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I doubt Mike will opt out since the NBA in general is facing financial stagnation. The cap for next year is barely going to rise, and teams have already committed money based on a much higher estimate of what the cap would be. It turned into a buyers' market this past summer - which is why MM got a lot less than equivalent players got the year before. This year will be worse for mid-tier players. Fwiw, there are seven NBA teams with any real space under the salary cap.


ESPN article on NBA finances: NBA Financial Crunch Coming




 
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02-06-18 08:41 PM - Post#246598    
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$5 million for 15 minutes a night ain't bad

 
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02-06-18 09:38 PM - Post#246664    
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There are lot's of hours of work involved to earn those 15 minutes. But $5M is a good bit of money regardless. I'm guessing he stays put.

 
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02-26-18 08:39 PM - Post#249683    
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The Hawks cut ties with Ilasova, so Muscals should be in line for increased minutes the rest of the season as the Hawks battle it out with about half of the NBA to see who can tank the best.

 
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03-10-18 02:07 AM - Post#251633    
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Although the Hawks lost on the road to the Pacers tonight, Mike had a nice game. . In 21 minutes, he had 12 points, 5 rebounds, 2 assists, and 2 steals. Hit 1-1 on twos, 3-5 on threes, and 1-1 from the line.




 
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03-10-18 01:24 PM - Post#251671    
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Nice opportunity for Mike to shine on a dog of a roster. Cutting ties with Milsap was so stupid in my mind

 
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03-10-18 01:46 PM - Post#251672    
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Nice opportunity for Mike to shine on a dog of a roster. Cutting ties with Milsap was so stupid in my mind





True, they obviously would have been significantly better with Milsapp, but had they paid him the $30 Million a year he ended up with, they would have ensured an era of perpetual mediocrity. With him gone, they have a good shot at getting Bagley, Ayton, or Doncic in the draft. Plus they are miles under next year's cap - unlike most NBA teams - which will give them a chance to sign some good free agents down the road. In their best long-term scenario, they will get the top pick but be bad for another year and add another high pick. Then start to spend some money.




 
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03-11-18 05:39 PM - Post#252041    
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New carrer high 19 for Mike so far. 5 of 6 from 3.
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03-28-18 10:07 PM - Post#254499    
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Muscala is up to 22 points with 4 min left in a homecoming game at Minnesota. I am guessing that may be a career high.

 
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03-28-18 10:10 PM - Post#254500    
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Muscala is up to 22 points with 4 min left in a homecoming game at Minnesota. I am guessing that may be a career high.




I think that is correct. It appears that the 19 points he had a couple of weeks ago was his previous high.




 
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03-28-18 10:16 PM - Post#254501    
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Two more free throws now at 24.

A huge loss for the Hawks who not only stay in bottom 3 of NBA draft, but they have Minnesota’s lottery protected 1st rounder and Minn in last playoff spot on West. So a double special loss.
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Edited by atlantabison on 03-28-18 10:21 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
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03-28-18 10:19 PM - Post#254502    
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Ended with 24 points in 25 minutes. Hit 4-4 on twos, 4-6 on threes, and 4-4 on FT's. The Hawks lost however.




 
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03-29-18 07:29 PM - Post#254545    
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The Hawks lost, which means the Hawks won.

The NBA is such a joke.

 
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03-29-18 08:10 PM - Post#254551    
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And Mike won! He’s demonstrating value on an awful team.

 
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03-31-18 03:06 PM - Post#254621    
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Wolves excellent color commentator Jim Petersen had very nice things to say about Mike and said he worked out with him before the draft. They did a little feature on him as the only Bison to play in an NBA regular season game.

 
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03-31-18 10:22 PM - Post#254630    
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Mike seems to be shooting a lot of threes...I’d think it cannot be his strength but maybe it is now.

 
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03-31-18 10:49 PM - Post#254632    
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Mike seems to be shooting a lot of threes...I’d think it cannot be his strength but maybe it is now.




I think it is definitely a strength now. Mike is hitting about 40% of his threes for the year - which is very good - but he has been shooting them even better recently. In 14 March games, he hit about 45%. A 6-11 player who can shoot like that from outside and force a big man on the other team to chase him 24 feet from the basket is a valuable commodity.




 
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04-01-18 08:51 AM - Post#254639    
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Mike Plumlee is making $12.5 million a year and is garbage.

Muscala will end up getting paid someday and BIG!

 
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04-01-18 10:32 PM - Post#254646    
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Muscala spent some time playing SF today with the Hawks going big. Posted a double double.

 
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04-02-18 12:26 AM - Post#254647    
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Muscala spent some time playing SF today with the Hawks going big. Posted a double double.



Nice. That is the 5th double double of his career. Mike hit 2-2 on twos, and 3-9 on threes for 13 points. Also had 10 rebounds and 3 assists. The Hawks won 94-88, and Mike was a +11 during his 25 minutes of action.




 
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04-04-18 09:36 PM - Post#254809    
    In response to Bison137

Ugh. Hawks laying a huge egg against Miami and Mike is helping them by going 0-7 in 20 minutes. Just 7-28 from 3-pt in last four games.

 
JPM 
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04-24-18 12:01 PM - Post#255749    
    In response to HuskyColonial

I can't recall if someone posted this already.

MM and Kent Bazemore recorded 20 podcasts during the season. They are essentially "shoot the breeze" sessions about life in the NBA. It's called Road Trippin': ATL and is similar to the podcasts that Richard Jefferson and Channing Frye originated.

Here is the link for those interested:

https://play.google.com/music/listen?u=1& pli=1...

 
Bison89 
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04-24-18 04:00 PM - Post#255807    
    In response to JPM

Thanks, JPM.

BTW, does anybody know Muscala's contract situation?
'RAY FOR THE ORANGE AND THE BLUE!


 
Bison137 
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04-24-18 04:12 PM - Post#255808    
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  • Bison89 Said:
Thanks, JPM.

BTW, does anybody know Muscala's contract situation?




Yes, he has one more year for a guaranteed $5 Million, but he also has an opt-out clause which would allow him to become a free agent next month. Given the minimal cap space that most NBA teams have, he may decide to stay where he is.




 
jkrun80 
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04-24-18 06:58 PM - Post#255820    
    In response to Bison137

Just speculating, but it seems if Budenholzer leaves for the Knicks or another job Mike might go as well. I'm guessing if Bud stays, Mike stays.

Here's a review of his season: https://www.peachtreehoops.com/2018/4/24/17266592/...

 
BUFan 
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04-25-18 10:34 PM - Post#255896    
    In response to HuskyColonial

Budenholzer and the Hawks are mutually parting ways.

 
jkrun80 
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05-03-18 06:46 PM - Post#256360    
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Mky_zBE--U

 
Bison89 
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05-04-18 08:10 AM - Post#256385    
    In response to jkrun80

Nice highlights video. BTW, I like the buzz cut much better than the man bun.
'RAY FOR THE ORANGE AND THE BLUE!


 
jkrun80 
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05-16-18 08:51 PM - Post#256886    
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Sounds like Charles Lee may be headed to Milwaukee. Is Moose next? It would be a good move for him. Atlanta is going to be very bad for a very long time.

https://www.peachtreehoops.com/2018/5/16/17363322/...

 
jkrun80 
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06-03-18 07:34 AM - Post#257627    
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Mike was back this weekend for reunion. Sounds like he plans to stay in Atlanta this year.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MGD5gyMT7e0

 
Bison137 
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06-21-18 10:04 PM - Post#258133    
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A good draft from a Muscala perspective tonight. Atlanta had three first round picks, including #3 and #19. They ended up with PG Trae Young (plus a future first rounder) in a trade, and then got SG/SF Kevin Huerter from Maryland with #19. Neither of these players will affect Mike's playing time. We'll see who they get at #30, but it will likely be a big who won't see a lot of playing time early.




 
Bison137 
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06-21-18 10:49 PM - Post#258134    
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  • Bison137 Said:
We'll see who they get at #30, but it will likely be a big who won't see a lot of playing time early.




Hawks took Nova's Omari Spellman, who is a 6-9 PF. I doubt Spellman will take many minutes away from Mike as a rookie.




 
HuskyColonial 
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06-22-18 07:33 AM - Post#258135    
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If Mike stays healthy, he will get plenty of time this year.

 
jkrun80 
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06-22-18 09:00 AM - Post#258139    
    In response to HuskyColonial

Has he officially opted in for this year? I have not seen any reports confirming one way or the other.

 
Bison137 
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06-22-18 10:34 AM - Post#258147    
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  • jkrun80 Said:
Has he officially opted in for this year? I have not seen any reports confirming one way or the other.




I haven't seen anything either, although his comments in the Bucknell video and in one article make it appear that is his intent. Last year the final day to opt out was June 29th.




 
HuskyColonial 
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06-23-18 09:10 AM - Post#258178    
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OH the headaches of opting out of $5 million!

 
Bison137 
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06-24-18 03:27 PM - Post#258199    
    In response to HuskyColonial

Mike has now made it official that he is staying with the Hawks.

https://www.peachtreehoops.com/2018/6/24/17496634/...




 
jkrun80 
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06-24-18 03:48 PM - Post#258200    
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Good move on Mike's part. But I'll be surprised if he finishes the season in Atlanta.

 
KenZ 
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07-18-18 01:49 PM - Post#259097    
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rumors of trade talks that could result in sending Mike to OkC as part of a bigger deal

 
atlantabison 
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07-18-18 04:12 PM - Post#259099    
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https://www.peachtreehoops.com/2018/7/18/17586856/...

Here is a link to a discussion of the potential deal.
Ray Bucknell!


 
MrPhillie 
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07-18-18 07:26 PM - Post#259103    
    In response to atlantabison

Deal makes sense.

 
jkrun80 
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07-18-18 08:55 PM - Post#259109    
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  • MrPhillie Said:
Deal makes sense.


It makes sense for Mike. Atlanta is going to be terrible this year and many years to come.

 
BUFan 
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07-19-18 04:50 PM - Post#259171    
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Deal is official.

I hate the NBA other than tracking Muscala so I know nothing about OKC. What does this mean for playing time?

 
Bucknellbisonfan21 
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07-19-18 05:03 PM - Post#259172    
    In response to BUFan

Looks like it was a three team deal and Muscala is now a 76er.

 
Bison89 
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07-19-18 05:10 PM - Post#259173    
    In response to Bucknellbisonfan21

Clap your hands, everybody, for Philadelphia 76ers . . .

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gEKK3GVd150
'RAY FOR THE ORANGE AND THE BLUE!


 
Bison89 
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07-19-18 05:26 PM - Post#259174    
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PhillySportsTalk is reporting that Muscala is expected to get a lot of PT as the backup PF.

http://www.sportstalkphilly.com/2018/07/report-six...
'RAY FOR THE ORANGE AND THE BLUE!


 
jkrun80 
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07-19-18 06:24 PM - Post#259178    
    In response to Bison89

Finally I have a reason to become a Sixers fan again. Congrats to Mike. This is a great opportunity with a team on the rise.

 
bisonmania 
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07-19-18 07:11 PM - Post#259180    
    In response to jkrun80

I find this interesting. The 76ers dumped a couple of non rotation players in this trade to get Mike. The sixers have a lot of depth in the 4 and 5 spots. I wish him nothing but the best and hope he can make the roster.

 
Bison89 
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07-19-18 07:47 PM - Post#259181    
    In response to bisonmania

Somebody explain to me why Atlanta would trade for Carmelo Anthony and buy out his contract. I don't understand the NBA.

http://www.philly.com/philly/sports/sixers/ mike-mu...
'RAY FOR THE ORANGE AND THE BLUE!


 
bisonmania 
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07-19-18 08:04 PM - Post#259182    
    In response to Bison89

Teams like expiring contracts to create cap space for next season. I know there is more involved than just this however but this is a big reason. And Mike is in the same situation with his expiring contract.

 
HuskyColonial 
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07-20-18 06:20 AM - Post#259192    
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Atlanta is a dumpster fire is why. I think Mike will enjoy his time in Philly and I do think he’ll lots of PT as he enters the prime of his career.

 
jkrun80 
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07-20-18 09:51 AM - Post#259202    
    In response to HuskyColonial

Nice Forbes article. Interesting that he may be teammates with Kyle Korver again.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/gordiejones/201 8/07/2...

Edited by jkrun80 on 07-20-18 09:51 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
HuskyColonial 
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07-20-18 11:10 AM - Post#259206    
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A Mike Muscala Top Ten list from a website called thesixersense.com

https://thesixersense.com/2018/07/20/philadelph ia-...

They apparently like Mike and the pick up.

 
Bison89 
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07-20-18 03:11 PM - Post#259220    
    In response to HuskyColonial

I can't wait to buy a Muscala Sixers jersey! It will be my first NBA jersey since high school.
'RAY FOR THE ORANGE AND THE BLUE!


 
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