ImageImageImageImageImage

OT: Jermaine O'Neal&Sun's GM have cussing match

Moderators: tsherkin, Yuri Vaultin, itbobby007, FluLikeSymptoms, Morris_Shatford, Alfred, DG88, Rhettmatic, Undefeated

User avatar
God Squad
Assistant Coach
Posts: 3,929
And1: 321
Joined: Feb 22, 2010
Location: Toronto

Re: OT: Jermaine O'Neal&Sun's GM have cussing match 

Post#16 » by God Squad » Tue Jan 22, 2013 9:12 pm

fredericklove wrote:JO and Ed pairing = Father and Son duo.

Haha true
User avatar
Dan2087
Assistant Coach
Posts: 4,027
And1: 2,555
Joined: Mar 21, 2012
       

Re: OT: Jermaine O'Neal&Sun's GM have cussing match 

Post#17 » by Dan2087 » Tue Jan 22, 2013 9:15 pm

JO would be perfect here - Id love to have him mentor our bigs.

The Suns firing Gentry was just a bad move - he is not the reason that team isn't going anywhere - he's a decent coach
Image
User avatar
Morris_Shatford
Forum Mod - Raptors
Forum Mod - Raptors
Posts: 15,600
And1: 1,402
Joined: Jun 29, 2005
Location: Section 118
     

Re: OT: Jermaine O'Neal&Sun's GM have cussing match 

Post#18 » by Morris_Shatford » Tue Jan 22, 2013 9:19 pm

My understanding is that Hunter wants to use Beasley more at the four;
Which will cut into JO's minutes substantially and he sure as heck ain't happy about it.
Image
Thanks to Turbozone for the Sig!
User avatar
Double Helix
Retired Mod
Retired Mod
Posts: 19,054
And1: 8,533
Joined: Jun 26, 2002
         

Re: OT: Jermaine O'Neal&Sun's GM have cussing match 

Post#19 » by Double Helix » Tue Jan 22, 2013 9:19 pm

JO: "This franchise has to be the most bush league in the Association. You guys have no class. I've played in Toronto and EVEN THAT PLACE treated us better than you guys!"

GM: "HOW DARE YOU COMPARE US WITH THE RAPTORS!"

TEAM REPORTER: "Did you hear that!? JO told him the team is worse run than the Raptors!?"

TEAM REPORTER #2: "He didn't!"

TEAM REPORTER: "He did!"

GORTAT: "Sh/t is becoming very real!"
Image
User avatar
zilby
RealGM
Posts: 13,447
And1: 2,661
Joined: Jul 13, 2008
Location: T-Dot
     

Re: OT: Jermaine O'Neal&Sun's GM have cussing match 

Post#20 » by zilby » Tue Jan 22, 2013 9:20 pm

Trade Gray for O'Neal straight up (or, as the aforementioned dream come true, JO + Wes for Bargnani). He'd be a great addition to our team working with JV and especially Ed Davis. He'd be a good pairing with Amir if healthy.
Image
http://www.turbozone.ca/
Raptors/Blue Jays/New York Jets
User avatar
Rhettmatic
Forum Mod - Raptors
Forum Mod - Raptors
Posts: 19,172
And1: 8,693
Joined: Jul 23, 2006
Location: Toronto
   

Re: OT: Jermaine O'Neal&Sun's GM have cussing match 

Post#21 » by Rhettmatic » Tue Jan 22, 2013 9:22 pm

Berger had the story wrong. It wasn't Hunter, it was Suns GM Lance Blanks who JO was yelling at. He's corrected it now:

http://www.cbssports.com/nba/blog/ken-b ... -new-coach

As the Suns have come unraveled with their third consecutive non-winning season and a coaching change, the frustration has spilled over into the locker room.

Veteran Jermaine O'Neal and general manager Lance Blanks were involved in a heated, expletive-filled argument after interim coach Lindsey Hunter's first practice Monday, league sources confirmed to CBSSports.com. One person familiar with the tirade called it a "clearing of the air," but there are many issues remaining for the Suns to clear up before Hunter makes his coaching debut Wednesday night in Sacramento.

Among them, sources said, is O'Neal's concern about what his role will be under the new coach. Though O'Neal and Hunter never had any personal issues before, sources said O'Neal's concern may have stemmed from his sense of loyalty to Alvin Gentry, who was removed last week in what the team described as a mutual parting of the ways. Hunter is known to have been Blanks' choice to succeed Gentry.

Another player said to be upset with Gentry's removal is point guard Goran Dragic, a league source said.

Yahoo Sports reported that O'Neal's confrontation with Blanks, in the coach's office, was so loud that players could hear it from the locker room.
Image
Sig by the one and only Turbo_Zone.
User avatar
dagger
RealGM
Posts: 33,589
And1: 4,992
Joined: Aug 19, 2002
       

Re: OT: Jermaine O'Neal&Sun's GM have cussing match 

Post#22 » by dagger » Tue Jan 22, 2013 9:24 pm

There is a Titanic like dysfunction around that franchise now.

When Gentry was fired, management first passed over Elston Turner, his lead assistant, for the interim job. Sarver's go-fer had refused Turner permission last summer to go be lead assistant in Minnesota. Within hours of the decision to choose Lindsay Hunter as the interim, Thunder Dan Majerle quit as an assistant. Many of the players had advocated for Majerle to get the interim job. Majerle had said he would stay if Turner got the job. Turner hasn't been attending practises since he got screwed over.

To quote the immortal Tracy McGrady, The Ship is Sinking!
For sports oriented Twitter content, follow @accfanto
User avatar
HEDOBALL
Starter
Posts: 2,397
And1: 1,233
Joined: Feb 08, 2010

Re: OT: Jermaine O'Neal&Sun's GM have cussing match 

Post#23 » by HEDOBALL » Tue Jan 22, 2013 9:29 pm

Bring.

Him.

Home.
User avatar
zong
Assistant Coach
Posts: 4,231
And1: 48
Joined: Sep 27, 2007
Location: Toronto
Contact:
       

Re: OT: Jermaine O'Neal&Sun's GM have cussing match 

Post#24 » by zong » Tue Jan 22, 2013 9:46 pm

So sad that the most useful/well-known people in that organization are now the medical team.
User avatar
YogiStewart
Retired Mod
Retired Mod
Posts: 20,583
And1: 1,138
Joined: Aug 08, 2007
Location: Its ALL about Location, Location, Location!

Re: OT: Jermaine O'Neal&Sun's GM have cussing match 

Post#25 » by YogiStewart » Tue Jan 22, 2013 9:48 pm

Pchu wrote:Can't forget about the 'Zards. Re: Worst franchise.

Sadly the Raptors are not that far ahead... :(



there are tiers when it comes to assessing the best and worst teams in the NBA.

I would not place the Raptors on the same tier as the Wiz, Kings, Bobcats, Hornets or the last few years of the Suns.

such a big gap between those tiers.
Oogla Carr: MLSE Employee of the Year
WallabyPie
Senior
Posts: 697
And1: 8
Joined: Aug 02, 2011

Re: OT: Jermaine O'Neal&Sun's GM have cussing match 

Post#26 » by WallabyPie » Tue Jan 22, 2013 10:15 pm

mirrornick wrote:JO must have been upset when Gentry got fired. Hopefully the Raptors get JO. He was balling earlier in the season when he played 20+ minutes. Now the GM wants Gortat to play 40+ minutes for tanking purposes.

Have you seen him play lately? His hot streak is over. Dude can't move. In January he's shooting below 30% from the floor...
User avatar
Homer Jay
Assistant Coach
Posts: 4,494
And1: 672
Joined: Nov 30, 2003

Re: OT: Jermaine O'Neal&Sun's GM have cussing match 

Post#27 » by Homer Jay » Tue Jan 22, 2013 10:21 pm

WallabyPie wrote:
mirrornick wrote:JO must have been upset when Gentry got fired. Hopefully the Raptors get JO. He was balling earlier in the season when he played 20+ minutes. Now the GM wants Gortat to play 40+ minutes for tanking purposes.

Have you seen him play lately? His hot streak is over. Dude can't move. In January he's shooting below 30% from the floor...


If we are trading Gray for him, we probably would want him in a similar role. Less than 10MPG. Minimal game impact. Tell him he as an assistant coach's chair warm for him for next year, so he's not worried about playing for one more contract. He might be great to unleash on Ed, Amir, and JV.
Image
mirrornick
Banned User
Posts: 12,008
And1: 5,104
Joined: Jul 08, 2009
Location: Markham
 

Re: OT: Jermaine O'Neal&Sun's GM have cussing match 

Post#28 » by mirrornick » Tue Jan 22, 2013 10:22 pm

WallabyPie wrote:
mirrornick wrote:JO must have been upset when Gentry got fired. Hopefully the Raptors get JO. He was balling earlier in the season when he played 20+ minutes. Now the GM wants Gortat to play 40+ minutes for tanking purposes.

Have you seen him play lately? His hot streak is over. Dude can't move. In January he's shooting below 30% from the floor...


I watched almost every game. He can still play, but he is not getting any playing time.
beanbag
Pro Prospect
Posts: 931
And1: 394
Joined: Apr 07, 2012

Re: OT: Jermaine O'Neal&Sun's GM have cussing match 

Post#29 » by beanbag » Tue Jan 22, 2013 10:24 pm

Chaos Engine wrote:O'Neal would f### him up no doubt. Jermaine doesn't take any crap.


How did you ever come to that conclusion detective?
mirrornick
Banned User
Posts: 12,008
And1: 5,104
Joined: Jul 08, 2009
Location: Markham
 

Re: OT: Jermaine O'Neal&Sun's GM have cussing match 

Post#30 » by mirrornick » Tue Jan 22, 2013 10:26 pm

beanbag wrote:
Chaos Engine wrote:O'Neal would f### him up no doubt. Jermaine doesn't take any crap.


How did you ever come to that conclusion detective?


The fact that JO is naturally an angry guy, and he's been in at least 10 scraps over his entire nba career.
WallabyPie
Senior
Posts: 697
And1: 8
Joined: Aug 02, 2011

Re: OT: Jermaine O'Neal&Sun's GM have cussing match 

Post#31 » by WallabyPie » Tue Jan 22, 2013 10:30 pm

mirrornick wrote:
WallabyPie wrote:
mirrornick wrote:JO must have been upset when Gentry got fired. Hopefully the Raptors get JO. He was balling earlier in the season when he played 20+ minutes. Now the GM wants Gortat to play 40+ minutes for tanking purposes.

Have you seen him play lately? His hot streak is over. Dude can't move. In January he's shooting below 30% from the floor...


I watched almost every game. He can still play, but he is not getting any playing time.

As a Suns fan I've seen every game and he's horrible. He was very good earlier in the season, but right now he is just bad. No rebounding, no scoring, average defense. He's not getting playing time because he's not producing on the court, not the other way around.
User avatar
Olufsen
Junior
Posts: 290
And1: 27
Joined: Oct 11, 2012

Re: OT: Jermaine O'Neal&Sun's GM have cussing match 

Post#32 » by Olufsen » Tue Jan 22, 2013 10:31 pm

HEDOBALL wrote:Bring.

Him.

Home.
mirrornick
Banned User
Posts: 12,008
And1: 5,104
Joined: Jul 08, 2009
Location: Markham
 

Re: OT: Jermaine O'Neal&Sun's GM have cussing match 

Post#33 » by mirrornick » Tue Jan 22, 2013 10:35 pm

WallabyPie wrote:As a Suns fan I've seen every game and he's horrible. He was very good earlier in the season, but right now he is just bad. No rebounding, no scoring, average defense. He's not getting playing time because he's not producing on the court, not the other way around.


I'll give you that. JO did struggle for a little while, and that's to be expected. I also think JO has been upset in the past two weeks, which is why you didn't see good results on the court.

I expect JO to either get waived or traded. It would be good for both parties. I don't want to see JO play 10 MPG just because Gortat needs his minutes.

JO would fit well in Miami as their Center.( I still don't like the new addition in Anderson )
Sn0wman
Banned User
Posts: 8,404
And1: 5,787
Joined: Dec 12, 2008
 

Re: OT: Jermaine O'Neal&Sun's GM have cussing match 

Post#34 » by Sn0wman » Tue Jan 22, 2013 10:49 pm

fredericklove wrote:JO and Ed pairing = Father and Son duo.

mother of god...

Edit: If this happens, Mirrornick would probably fap himself to death
User avatar
Chaos Engine
Assistant Coach
Posts: 3,754
And1: 1,239
Joined: Jan 23, 2012

Re: OT: Jermaine O'Neal&Sun's GM have cussing match 

Post#35 » by Chaos Engine » Tue Jan 22, 2013 11:00 pm

Sn0wman wrote:
fredericklove wrote:JO and Ed pairing = Father and Son duo.

mother of god...

Edit: If this happens, Mirrornick would probably fap himself to death

He'd give up porn forever.

Return to Toronto Raptors