Most people who don't like Hollinger don't like him because what his work says and stats suggest doesn't support what they want to hear. Kobe/Lakers fans often tend to be major culprits of this.
Hollinger doesn't hate your favorite player or your favorite team...but his stats (which attempt to have no bias) might.
Hollinger also knows that stats do indeed only tell part of the story. He understands how analytics are valuable, but his knowledge of the game far exceeds that as well.
He's not going to be looking to move players simply because their PER sucks...there's far more to it and he knows it. Most people supporting Hollins here don't get that. It's more than just "advanced stats".
Hollinger agrees with that as well2 In general i agree with hollings, there is MUCH more than stats to basketball.
So your saying the moron is right and the coach is wrong? WTF?3 In the SPECIFIC case of GAY, i have to give the reason to the moron hollinger, gay is overpayed and overatted as hell.
Yo Kobe, get at me bro, we'd have a good time, man
In the long run you're not just trading Rudy Gay but losing Randolph, Allen, & definetly Hollins.
I posted above that Hollinger is there to transition Memphis out of their trademarked Grindhouse style of play into a new era that is reflective of what ownership wants the team to be. It just amazes me a guy we all poked fun at a basketball geek writing columns on ESPN holds an executive role more powerful than their GM Chris Wallace, according to the Memphis Commercial-Appeal.
I think they're a very good team as they are.
He's had to replace crucial pieces like Battier & Mayo in consecutive seasons because the previous ownership didn't want to pay luxury taxes to have what would be the best team in the West right now.
If it were my money I'd keep that same core as Grizzlies until the day they retired or asked to leave because one of these years they would breakthrough and reach a NBA Finals just like that Pacers team in 2000.
I definetily envision him & Pau wanting to play together on the same NBA team one day.
Probably the most talented brothers to have ever played in the NBA or in International competition.
I guess where I differ with some is that I don't think trading Gay equates to "breaking up the Grizzlies".