There is no chance in hell that contract is anywhere remotely in the neighborhood of badness that contains Joakim Noah’s contract.
[ignore me, I’m an idiot]
I feel like Cristian Guzman was the last player who could possibly have done it.
I agree, but I am very biased. I think an argument could be made that Robert Covington is at about the same level as Otto, although I think Otto’s shooting makes him better suited to his role.
Dude, we absolutely would get excited about four triples. And you are free to rename any statistical rarity you see fit, and I will absolutely not bitch about it in the comments, you have my word.
I don’t disagree with anything you’ve said here. Here’s a point I want to make (and hopefully it does a better job of describing my view of the ongoing Hinkie debate better than what I’ve said so far):
It’s not that it’s “better.” It’s that it’s roughly as rare in baseball history as a no-hitter. Things that are unlikely to happen are cool to witness.
Again, I’m not necessarily arguing that Hinkie was bad at his job, but neither am I arguing that a multiyear tank project should pay immediate dividends. I’m arguing that Hinkie didn’t have success as GM of the Sixers. You can make the case that this wasn’t his fault, and that’s fine. Maybe it wasn’t! But I can tell…
Guys, it’s not an either/or! It’s not “be deliberately bad for multiple years” or “float around in mediocrity!” But Hinkie’s Sixers were bad, and they have very little to show for it in terms of good, proven, core pieces! That may not be how you want to judge Hinkie’s job performance, but it’s not an unfair way of…
God, the Lakers would be insane and beyond hope if they traded the second overall pick for a guy who’ll be a free agent next summer, and wants to play for them.
Yes, you’re right, that’s totally a binary choice: either stick with Thaddeus Young, Evan Turner, Jrue Holiday, and MCW, or execute a multiyear tanking project that involves loading the team with D-League talent, and ends with the team holding no sure-thing long-term prospects three years later.
I feel like Jason Kidd’s late-season small-ball lineups were really fun, with Paul Pierce at PF, and were an important part of the evolution of NBA basketball to the current switch-everything style small-ball lineups. It wasn’t all bad, it just had no staying power whatsoever, and a much lower ceiling than perhaps…
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I keep seeing this 2.5 years thing from Philly fans. He was hired in May of 2013 and stepped down in April of 2016. That’s just about three years. I know it’s a minor point, but I feel like it’s being stretched charitably to favor Hinkie, and I’m not sure why.
Nah, come on. That was a dismal, disastrous trade, and it put the Sixers in a terrible spot. But Sam Hinkie also made proactive decisions to punt on earnest efforts at constructing a competitive team, in pursuit of future assets. That’s what “The Process” was. I’m not gonna stake out a position defending the job…
That’s probably fair. I think a lot of the scorn probably stems from exasperation that Hinkie was positioned as a genius without much skepticism related to the on-court results of his moves. Like, his asset collection skills, in a vacuum, are great! But he never really did make any moves you could point to and say…
The Wizards are just dumb enough to mortgage their long-term future with a huge overpay for a guy other teams could nab for 30 cents on the dollar.