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It’s always so interesting to look back at the chain of events. So if Doc doesn’t leave, the Nets don’t go after KG. The deal doesn’t turn out as bad. There may be some upsides to all this though. Having flamed out in such an epic fashion, hopefully Sean Marks and Kenny Atkinson will be given plenty of time to grow in…
The last sentence, and your general reasoning, are perfectly reasonable. I blame Hinkie for a lot of gaffes, while giving credit for things he got right. Not great at evaluating talent, and played safe too often; good at playing the “red paper clip” game to have more darts to throw at the board. His reliance on the…
That’s the thing. This trade makes the Sixers only marginally more likely to win with their existing core than if they had held pat. Whether Embiid is anything more than latter-day Oden remains to be seen. His career arc is certainly more Oden than, say, David Robinson at the moment. (Anyone looking should be very…
Was there with my wife and my folks. My dad is the most lukewarm Rockies fan among us (he likes them, but has always been meh on baseball and mainly relies on my mom to keep him informed of their record, which is usually trash by this time of year). We were all on our feet when Nolan came to the plate. Then that first…
hit for the cycle AND get an awesome bloody profile shot of you bleeding for the trouble? dude that’s worth like three extra franchise locations on his heady brewpub.
That’s not a machine gun in the distance, that’s just Sam Presti in OKC furiously dialing all the numbers he knows right now
From what I’ve read, the FO legitimately thought that was going to happen. Which is crazy because even the most optimistic Nets fans at the time thought we had a two year window.
I remember I was really concerned about how many assets the Nets had been giving up prior to the deal. I hated the trade when I first heard about it but got talked into it and bought into the hype. Why the fuck did I let that happen? I could also totally see PP and KG’s lack of faith throughout the season.
Probably the best Nouvelle Vague song. Some of their stuff seems to get hung up on the novelty of the concept, but this one and The Killing Moon take the song in a profoundly different direction.
okay seriously - who are you and where do you belong? Redford, Burneko, Marchman and Ley would’ve all responded to this exact comment with “you’re a fucking idiot”
Man, if I had to more or less singlehandedly drag my team to the finals and get beat that badly, I would take out my frustrations and offer to do a charity game for the local high school.
Oh God. Can anyone else already hear the Whitlock takes on this?
I know the title was supposed to be ambiguous and all, but I saw “Sweet Double Play” and immediately knew this wasn’t about the Mets.
When we repeatedly see that the majority of NBA front offices are just hilariously incompetent, why do people give the players shit for making the moves on their own?
I’ve never understood the whole “you HAVE to get something for player X before he becomes a free agent” mentality. This often means taking on other teams’ bad contracts in order to match salaries. Seems to me the prudent course (unless you can get a couple of high lottery picks for him) is let him go next summer and…
Sure, sure. And Tom Ley doesn’t know which bears are actually “good”.
This sucks. As a Pacers fan, you could see this a mile away and yet they refused to move him when they had maximum leverage. Now we’ll get three quarters on the dollar.
There are no bats in heaven but he gave it a good try.
Considering I just took my kids to see (and meet!) Dan TDM on tour, I would approve.