DJ_3_Ball wrote:Now that Seth is flourishing in Philly, I've heard all of this "OMG! That trade was so bad" talk. I remember being on this forum last year talking about "Why the hell is THJ getting so many more minutes than Steph?" There were games were Carlisle sat Seth until he needed to sub in a free throw shooter with 12 seconds to go & the Mavs inbounding with a 3 point lead.
I remember wanting to pull my hair out with the up & down, inconsistent minutes Carlisle was giving Delon. Btw, I won my fantasy hoops league this year & Delon Wright is a big reason why. I moved Kemba Walker for him. The league almost rejected that trade, but dude was a stud in DET and then when he went to SAC he was great off the bench when Fox went down and an absolute fantasy BEAST when Haliburton also went down (reportedly Voulgaris was pounding the table for the Mavs to move up to get Haliburton this year for all of the OMG Saddiq "12.64 PER" Bey stans on this forum).
Why is it that 2 very capable players, borderline star players. Certainly starters find themselves riding the bench for Rick Carlisle? This isn't the first time this has happened. Darren Collison comes to mind. There's many examples.
I'll just say it. I'm glad to see Carlisle go. Also, just listened to MacMahon on the Lowe Post. He called Carlisle & Luka's relationship "dicey"
Yeah, I wish we saw Seth on the starting squad with Luka last year. I still don't understand why it didn't happen more. Just let them play together as much as possible. People are complaining that we need someone who can handle the ball and shoot. He did both thing. Yeah, his defense wasn't spectacular, but he's so elite at 3pt shooting that you live with it. It's better than having someone average at both. I'm perfectly fine with Seth taking 10 to 15 FGA a game, way more than I am with anyone on the current roster (other than Luka).
I didn't quite like the trade, but I wasn't against it, because I didn't watch Philly at all and was told that JRich was a great defender with untapped potential... I was disappointed to say the least.
As for RC, I would have preferred keeping him, but I wouldn't have mind if he was fired. It's just that the way things happened makes me think there's problem. Is Cuban out of control? Is Luka "uncoachable"? Or was RC just not the right fit? Was their relationship that bad? Him leaving like that is looking bad.