O yeah I forgot about Hollinger and how he works for the Grizzlies. LOLOLOLOL No wonder HIS trade machine on ESPN projected that they would win more games.
If you guys don't think Hollinger has watched more basketball, not only on tape, but in person, than any of us, you are dead wrong. He was paid to watch basketball for years.
If you want the ultimate, you've got to be willing to pay the ultimate price. It's not tragic to die doing what you love.
they are easily better without gay. he was a cancer to them. just look at when they made that lil playoff run 2 years ago when gay was out with a shoulder injury. Sam friggin young was starting in his place...
Some of these small market teams wonder why they can't sustain success. They wan't their cake and eat it too. Sacramento was run into the ground and just sold for big bucks. Memphis sold for big bucks. But yet they still wanna play broke. Then the new owner comes in and starts tightening the belt during their best start ever. Their core 4 guys would've kept them contenders for minimum next 3 or so years.......
I really can't believe people are still buying into Rudy Gay being a star caliber player. This isn't going to hurt the Grizz at all, unless continuity is the issue. Cause it won't be the level of talent dropping off. They get an upgrade on defense at the wings, who can stretch the floor much better than Gay, and great depth up front, all while becoming more financially flexible. Toronto is the one that lost this trade.
My point being that having the last 5 champions have them mean little without context.
Doesn't take a statistician to tell you that signing LeBron, Wade, and Bosh might be a good idea. Or that a Kwame for Pau swap might workout.
Besides that, it's hard to judge the level of influence on decisions unless they are the actual GM. Which we have in Morey who has been terrible.
Dwight Howard is a Top 5 Center of All-Time, no one in this league can touch him.
The Orlando Magic are a dominant contender and are a better franchise than I ever thought possible.
Raph12 is always right.
The value of elite scoring ability, by Phil Jackson:
"This is a guy, we recognize his talent, and his skill is the kind of skill and talent that gets you through playoff games where things get sticky, grind-out, and basketball becomes a force game and suddenly you need to have a player who has the capabilities of scoring with someone hanging on them in a situation thatís critical. Heís one of those players, one of the few players who can do that.Ē
Well then he should have come up with a better offensive system, one that made use of his talents abilities. This whole slow it down and grind it out thing is partly why Gay struggled IMO.
Last edited by Chronz; 02-01-2013 at 04:51 PM.
Yo Kobe, get at me bro, we'd have a good time, man