Prokorov wrote:Trader_Joe wrote:Prokorov wrote:
I don't believe Boston is in a great state and believe there is actually a ton of dysfunction. You have a star chasing GM who throws his good young players names in and out of trades without apology. You have a coach who is poor at managing egos with a team full of egos and to make matters worse plays favorites to "his guy". You have a trio of young players who were accepting of their roles after the playoffs and who were vocal about not accepting their roles when established all-star veterans where ahead of them.
Kyrie handled it really poorly. but In his position it is kind of expected. you know your leaving... why bend over backwards to try and fit a square peg in a round hole when you know in 8 months you'll be in brooklyn? You have these young kids chirping about the ECF and a guy shooting 35% talking about he needs your minutes. it was a horrible situation and one the Gm/Coach did nothing to address. And ainge was glad to let it fester because he felt AD was at the end of that rainbow and the kids would be gone anyhow in a trade.
Situation couldnt be more different in BK. Kyrie wants to be here. instead of being on a team with big ego young players he is on a team of young blue collar young players who accept any role given to them. he is playing with his 2 closest friends in the league. the GM and coach are about players not assets.
I see no possible way that Kyrie is an issue in brooklyn. im much more concerned about kyrie from an injury standpoint
I think a few other factors should be mentioned.
-Horford also wanted out for whatever reason even though he knew Kyrie was leaving. So it doesn't seem like he scared Al away, rather the team as a whole did.
-Boston is not exactly a favorite city for athletes to play in partly because of some of the racism that has been and continues to be on display. We've also had AD make it known he did not want to go there in trade.
I think it is telling then every single veteran on Boston who had the option to leave, left:
Kyrie - opted out, then left
Horford - opted out, then left
Morris - signed elsewhere
I think it is telling that your being disingenuous when you're referencing a guy who had his bird rights withdrawn on this list. His only option to stay in Boston was to take a 50-75% discount. But you already know that...