shrink wrote: minimus wrote:
shrink wrote:It also feels to me that Rosas wants all the players that want to be here To be happy happy. I suspect Edwards was chosen over Ball to reward DLo for wanting to be here. GM’s should not do this.
First, whats wrong to choose Edwards, who wants to be here over Wiseman and Ball who clearly don't want? It is clear that Edwards has same level of talent and physical tools as Wiseman and Ball. Second, I wonder how far your DLo hate will lead you? In every DLo related topic you try to find negative things. It is really annoying my friend. Finally, during official rookies introduction Rosas said that Edwards showed himself head and shoulders above others.
It is disrespect when you see opinions you disagree with to label the poster as a hater. I know you’re better than that. Regarding DLo, I don’t see anyone arguing with my defensive concerns - it’s just that you don’t want to hear them. The defensive concerns are legitimate and extreme, and should affect the choices a GM and a coach need to make.
I believe Ball is more talented, and has a higher floor-ceiling combo than Edwards. But even if you think it was close, the pick should have been Wiseman, because I think he appealed the most to GSW, and even if that failed, he appealed to CHA. This was lost leverage.
Rosas said his selection was the best? What a shocker! I bet every GM said the same thing about their selection.
I have nothing but respect for you, shrink. But you color everything in negative when it is DLo related. Here is what DLo said about playing with LaMelo
“I wouldn’t mind it, honestly, if – if that’s what it was and that’s what they see in the future…man, I’ve been in so many situations, I’d just attack it like any other.”
You constructed whole theory on this, and you are keeping playing this mind game on this board, on general board. I find this disrespectful. No one here is arguing about DLo defense. The problems with this approach is that you keep in microscope one problem, while ALL positive things kind of slip from view. And more importantly, we can pretend that we are in a perfect world. But MIN fans have been living in a basketball nightmare, you keep bashing Rosas for DLo, now Beasley. Like really? Neither Wiseman nor LaMelo are not an answer to our needs. Rosas decided to have two tradable contracts: Beasley and Rubio, instead of outbidding other teams for someone like Gallinari, Jeremi Grant, Bertans. Yes, they are PFs that we need, but should we shoot ourselves in the foot and overpay them? We are still collecting assets. This roster is still not finished product.
Krapinsky wrote:We also have to remind oursleves that we aren't the Lakers, we don't have a hall of fame coach like Popovic, we don't play in a tax friendly state, we have MN winters, and we have historically been a laughing stock of a franchise. All these factors mean that we aren't going to get discounts like the Harrel contract, and no regime that has ever been here has been able to sign free agents to cap friendly deals. It just doesn't happen when you aren't a championship contender or playing in a big market.
This is reality check. We are not going to be a FA destination in foreseeable future. For us it is simply not enough to have cap space. No FA will sign here. Rosas in my opinion uses cap space wisely, as they are ready to move forward, ready for trades. Look at what happens in CHA, DET, WAS, ATL, SAS they paid a lot to get role players. We have got KAT, DLo, Beasley, Rubio, Edwards, who barely played together, why just not to root for them?