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  1. Thank the Lord. I couldn't take FI2012 and Spts1 crying their little F'ing eyes out about Trae and Huerter's defense any longer.
  2. 21-22 year olds in a rebuild full of temp contracts and injuries. It’s getting irritating how people keep ignoring this like we’re supposed to be something more than what we are. Cam was a 30% shooter in college and came in shooting 20% for his first 3 or so months. Hunter wasn’t much better, and Fernando was even worse. Plus Len went from ending last season making something 35% of his 3’s to barely making 15%. Vince can’t hit the side of a barn anymore. Parker and Crabbe were terrible from 3 and they’re gone. Huerter and Trae started slow but got consistent, and
  3. Don’t see how you can listen to that and not realize and know that we have an extremely good professional basketball coach. Dude knows his stuff and has the right temperament and style to lead a young team. He’s going to develop these guys and turn them into mature intuitive and max effort basketball players. You can already see their growth. Some people just have/had too high of expectations of them being at certain levels before it’s reasonable. Especially after being snake-bit with unforeseen hindrances too. No suspensions and lower volume of injuries and necessary minutes for
  4. "They were everyone's sleeper pick to make the playoffs this year." And they very likely would have if not for Collins suspension. Combine that with Reddish and Hunter not being able to hit the broad side of a barn for their first 45 games, too, and there are clearly tangible/recognizable, and most of all correctable, reasons why they didn't take a next step. The prediction and expectation was 30 wins. But again, that didn't account for Collins missing 25 games. If they somehow go 11-8 the rest of the season, they hit it. And if that happens it'll be a huge sign. We have
  5. We better make drafting a defensive specialist or two, as well as replacing Carter and Graham with defensive vets, the biggest priority of the off-season. We have the makings of an elite offense already. We don't need more scoring specialists. The team will improve on defense. It's coming. They will gel and start reacting instead of watching and thinking. And Capella SHOULD help create that anchor, especially with Collins next to him under the basket and banging for position and protecting the rim. That should be a catalyst, along with obvious growth of Reddish and Hunter.
  6. This is so vapid and parochial. If a national championship 7A high school football team was suddenly thrust into the NFL, and got smoked by everyone, I guess you'd be like, "They are just a bad team. Enough with the excuses...". Because, ya know, reality of situations doesn't matter. Those darn "excuses" are so meaningless. I'm sure anyone could run in the Olympics with a broken leg or dominate in MMA with an arm tied behind their backs, too. Circumstances... PFFT! Screw em! SMH
  7. Hunter has a DWS of 0.5, which is the same as Trae. ETA: Correction.... just looked again and Trae is a 0.6 DWS. Cam is only a 0.7. Huerter is a 0.6. Fernando a 0.4. Jones a 0.6. Bembry a 0.8. Teague a 0.2. Carter a 0.4. Goodwin a 0.2. Dedmon a 0.3. Len was a 0.6. Crabbe was 0.1. Collins is the best defender on the team with a 1.0 DWS. Just to put this in perspective, our top 9 minutes played guys have an average DWS of 0.6. And that’s a bit skewed because Collins missed 25 games. And if we go look at the Bucks
  8. Not even close to the comparison with us. Collins out 25 games. Played 1208 minutes. Huerter missed 11 games. Played 1610 minutes. Trae 6 games. Played 2010 minutes. Hunter 4 games. Played 1879 minutes. Reddish 9 games. Played 1435 minutes. Jones 9 games. Played 883 minutes. Carter 7 games. Played 812 minutes. Fernando 11 games. Played 671 minutes. Bembry 20 games. Played 915 minutes. Parker only played in 32 of 52. Played 837 minutes. Crabbe only played in 28 of 52. Played 522 minutes. Turner only played in 19 of 42. Play
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    Trae Young

    This is incorrect. Think for a minute, man. There's 48 minutes in a game, and 2880 seconds. Divide that by 24 (shot clock). That's 120, 24 second shot clocks if every possession went the distance. You just listed a game with 195 possessions and 205 possessions. That's an average of 15 seconds a possession (2880/195), and 14 seconds a possession (2880/205). That's RIDICULOUS. They were not averaging 15 and 14 seconds between every shot for 48 minutes. Teams do not, and cannot possibly, keep up that pace. You're welcome to plug the numbers into this actual basket
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    Trae Young

    I did too. FREAKING REBOUNDS AND CRAP SHOOTING PERCENTAGE BY ORLANDO AND LAC. Two things Trae has NOTHING to do with. Okay, done. This is stupid.
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    Trae Young

    And more proof you're off the rails. I didn't say they never won WHEN Trae was out, I said they never lost/won BECAUSE Trae was out. So GTFO, bro. On top of not even understanding how to calculate possessions, you can't even be honest.
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    Trae Young

    LOL, this is so stupid. Why the he!! are you adding FG attempts and free throw attempts to try and come up with number of possessions??? The vast majority of fouls come on what? FG attempts. DUH Not to mention there's an obvious disparity in number of foul shots between fouls on 2pt and 3pt attempts, as well as 1-and-1's where the FG was made. This has turned into a futile wasted argument at this point. You don't even understand how to calculate possessions and yet you're telling us I'm wrong about something. Stop wasting my time. You're wrong. Deal with it.
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    Trae Young

    Correlation is not causation. Number of foul shots doesn't mean a freaking thing with whatever silly point you're trying to make. Just 2 days earlier, on Jan. 20th, when Trae played, we committed 34 PF's and sent Toronto to the line for 43 shots, and they made 33 of them. On top of that, they shot 92 field goal attempts to the Hawks 83. Toronto also shot 31% from 3pt and made 13 of 42 attempts. The Raptors scored 122 points. The Clippers, 2 days later, shot 78 field goal attempts with 39 free throws. But the rebounding was 63 Hawks to only 45 Clippers. And the Hawks made 102
  14. You could tell last night they did run out of gas somewhere in the middle 3rd. The pace was noticeably slower and mistakes started happening. BUT, the real reason we lost was we only shot 32%, while the Grizz shot 50% AND got 17 more rebounds than us. Everyone clearly got frustrated that shots weren't dropping, and you could see the demoralization set in when it was obvious Memphis couldn't miss a shot no matter how ugly or deep it was. It was just a bad combination. Tired + Demoralized + bad shooting = crap effort... apparently. They need to learn how to deal with that bette
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    Trae Young

    Again, Trae has the SAME defensive win share as De'Andre Hunter, and only 0.1 less than Huerter and Teague, and only 0.2 less than Reddish. And as good or better than like 40 other starters in the league. The guy has blocked 2 shots in the past week, for Christ sake. One was on a guy who's 7'1. And he's averaging a steal a game. No, he is not good on defense. But he is not THE problem. It is BS to lay more on him for defensive woes than all the other guys. And it's just ridiculous to even infer that the team played better defense simply because Goodwin was in his place. A guy w
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    Trae Young

    What a crock. We had 52 rebounds (3rd most we've had all season) to 40 rebounds in the Orlando game and 63 freaking rebounds (by far the most all season) to 45 rebounds in the Clippers game. PLUS, we only caused 9 turnovers vs. Orlando, and 14 vs. the Clippers, and our average on the season is 17. Not to mention 8 steals and 4 blocks in the Orlando game, and 8 steals and 3 blocks in the Clippers game, which is right at, or just below, our average on the season for both. So in what world does grossly out-rebounding the other team have to do with Trae not being there? An
  17. Beef

    Trae Young

    No, it wasn't. It was dripping in backdoor snide insults. ie. "For as talented as Trae is, this team really sucks because of him. It's great to watch those 30+ footers, but the team isn't any better for it. It's great he can score so much, but his defense makes this team awful. It's great he can facilitate and get so many assists, but his turnovers make the team awful. His nutmeg's are fun, but the league doesn't need that stuff, he's just a showboat. I know he's surrounded by inexperience, but this team is bad because of Trae Young and all these other things...." What a load of ab
  18. Beef

    Trae Young

    Man... F this MF’n clown. What a BS article. http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/28822418/the-problems-trae-young-signature-plays Yeah let’s ignore the fact that Collins was suspended for 25 games and then every other supporting cast starter is a freaking rookie or 2nd year player. On top of that our vet contracts were either all injured, or the one guy healthy is 101 years old and bricks 80% of his shots now. This team missed a ton of “gel” time with Collins out, the rookies were still thrown into the fire with 25-30 mins a game of 20% shooting, Len and Jones sucked, and Huert
  19. I’d still take Wiseman at #1 or #2 in a heartbeat. Probably Edwards too if we were somehow the #2 pick and he’s there. But we’re very likely going to be somewhere between 6-12. This is why I say we go for a defensive specialist to replace Bembry (who I can’t stand as he just doesn’t fit our system), or a defender to spell Collins at the 4. Trade back and get Tyler Bey (1/2/3 combo defender) or Paul Reed (3/4/5 combo defender). Or maybe even both. Topin would certainly work, too, as he’s clearly a guy who could fill that 3/4/5 combo defender role, but he also has more than that
  20. Reddish went out in the 4th with a back injury? Anyone know what’s up with him?
  21. Collins looks like a switch has been turned on and the light is ultra bright. His perimeter shooting is like night and day vs a month ago. His stroke looks like a veteran wing. His put-backs are calculated and precise, when before they were just him trying to out-athlete bigger guys. Same with his rebounding. His ball handling is clearly improved too. Dude is playing like an allstar right now. If not for that suspension, he’d have been here 6-8 weeks ago and been a unanimous allstar. We’re not going to need Giannis, folks. Another year or two and we already have him.
  22. So apparently he got in an argument with his GF, she ran to her room and locked him out, and he got pissed and kicked the door in, which broke the door. The RA was forced to report the damage to the police and this is what happened. Damage was under $500 (probably under $150 to replace a door, actually). He didn't touch his GF, it was just an argument. This is a nothingburger. Kirby will handle this in house.
  23. Supposedly he broke something in somebody else’s dorm room that’s under $500 and then got in an argument... resulting in “domestic-related misdemeanor trespassing and damage to property”. What'd he do, throw an Xbox game controller or something and the owner told him to leave and then called the cops when he wouldn’t? Seems really minor when you consider the charge. He broke something cheap, and wouldn’t leave. Not very serious. Kirby will have him running bleachers until he pukes.
  24. The guy did that on purpose just so he could give himself a reason to troll us with his Collins hate yet again.
  25. Isaiah Simmons is the comp for James Williams, correct. Williams is a bit faster and maybe more athletic.
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