mandurugo wrote:Jedzz wrote:mandurugo wrote:
So your new theory is that they didn't want him out to play with somebody else in their 20's, but that they didn't respect him? And perhaps it wasn't both Towns and Wiggins, but only Towns? It seems your beliefs are pretty flexible... Perhaps you're right, but I remain unconvinced. Well, not that you need to convince me, this is all water under the bridge.
No theories or changing theories at all. Yes we are just reminiscing. Nothing to get excited over. The additional tack of respect issues was just in case you needed extra validation of the rift that existed. It was funny you brought up Teague. Teague was one of the idiots that elevated the Rubio disrespect around the league at the time, by bullying him on the court not once but I think twice. Other players started raining on him a bit. Butler might have chimed in and piled on from afar at the time. I don't think Thibs liked Rubio at all. Just a guess. However the Teague pickup after Rubio was sent away almost seemed like a twist of the knife after he was already gone.
I hated Rubio's headcase shooting problem as much as anyone while here. I was loud about it. But mostly because I could see how gifted he was at anything else, and yet there was this disconnect for shooting focus. I wanted a shooter, won't lie. But when the Butler trade happened I wanted him to stay to hold the team together, be the bridge of it all.
Thibs and Butler likely ushered Rubio out. But Kat/Wiggins already had issues with him.
Wait... so you still believe that Towns and Wiggins successfully lobbied management to remove Rubio and replace him with a 20 year old point guard... even though that never happened. Are you unaware of history? Do you exist in an alternate timeline in which your theory came true? I would respond to the rest of what you wrote, but this is quite interesting. Please explain further how your theory is correct?
ugh. One of these guys.
Towns and Wiggins didn't lobby to keep him. If they did, he would have never been traded.
Wasn't replaced with a 20 year old, because Dunn was already older than that and just drafted. Thibs had his own ideas of building a team. I didn't claim Wiggins/Towns got everything they wanted. But as you know, Towns is still trying to get his buddies here.