esqtvd wrote:RingColluder wrote:og15 wrote:Certainly, Paul George has had his share of excuses, my point is that dismissing a legitimate issues because, "well it's Paul George and he always has excuses" is not an actual fair assessment. Excuses abound in the NBA, Kawhi blamed not having enough high IQ guys, it's a legitimate reason, but for a person who doesn't like him, it's an excuse, and they'll say, "why don't you he the high IQ guy and take control of your offense like a LeBron James does".
What? Kawhi and PG are both injured. There are no excuses for anyone, but yet PG at a max deal going 5-15 vs Kawhi going 10-22 somehow gets more blamed than one of the worst players since the ASB. PG lost us that game.
NOBODY loses a game. I'm so sick of the scapegoating. Everybody does their best. We have no mutts on this team. We lose because we weren't good enough. PG isn't as good as we hoped. He's not as good as HE hoped. So it goes. Kawhi isn't LeBron James either.
Lou was traded--not dumped--because maybe Rondo can make everybody better. It's a Hail Mary.
People can try their best, they still should get blamed when they are consistently going 5-20 on a max contract. It's one thing if Morris has consistent games like that making 14 million a year vs someone making 35 million a year.
Kawhi is one of the best teammates imaginable, with a competent max player alongside him the team is far better. That is the issue.