DeRoma wrote:MrDollarBills wrote:Adding a Durant or Leonard makes everyone on this roster 10x better. The idea that Russell can't play with anyone else is not even remotely based in fact. Russell had no issues going off ball when LeVert is doing work and vice versa.
Trying to paint Russell as a) some schmuck that will be out of the league after posting an all star season and b) trying to basically paint him as selfish because of his usage, which frankly had to be high this season otherwise the Nets had no chance of winning games with both LeVert and Dinwiddie going down, is utterly ridiculous.
I'm all for being critical of how Russell performed versus Philly, but when we start talking nonsense about dudes being out of the league at age 23 following an all star appearance, that veers into the "you've got an obvious agenda" territory.
It's not base on facts. However, there are more evidence that he can't than he can.
Yes, I definitely see teams not giving him anything below the MLE if he continues to play the he has. Which I can see him refusing to accept which ultimately leads him to china is plausible.
I mean a player who demands the ball at the same time an awful off-the ball player when he is not even that dangerous as an initiator can mean that he is a selfish so that's also is plausible
The fact that you are being overly too sensitive to a statement referring I have other "agendas" especially, when plenty of NBA fans (even a few Nets fans) do have the same perception of how I'm seeing DLO, makes me think you are just forcing an issue. All I'm saying is maybe you should reevaluate your position and take a more objective approach. While only looking at the Nets and see what we can realistically do is the way to push the franchise forward. You also need to evaluate correctly into the comparison of the competition to really see where you stand.
I'm not here insinuating we should not resign dlo because I think if we miss out on Kyrie/Kemba we definitely need push for DLO because thats our best move. However, if we have aspirations on contending in the future. We need to be cognizant of who DLO truly is.
To be perfectly clear my intentions with him did not change. We spoke about this a few months and we concluded that we need to see what his capabilities are during the playoffs. Which we then saw and it was a complete failure. Yet, from what I'm seeing is that you are still giving him another excuse.
it is impossible to to come to any other conclusion then you having an agenda when you are saying if someone makes 6 straight all-star teams as the best player on a playoff team that they will be out of the league, in china, or at best get less then the MLE.