RipPizzaGuy wrote:BoogieTime wrote:kalenclayton wrote:I saw that and I’m wondering if it’s smoke and mirrors. I can believe it because of Vivek’s history, but this could also be something that could drum up more interest in Barnes (I.e. an “offer you can’t refuse” kind of situation). This does give me pause though because it’s Ainge who we are dealing with and we all know how stingy he is.
Also, if Vivek signed off on Fox getting that max contract, shouldn’t he think that the Kings will be competitive with their max player still steering the ship? I mean, this would push Fox to play harder and really put him to the test. Vivek really needs to get out of the way. Staying “competitive” is just a facade.
I think Vivek may be in the way
He was against not matching Bogdan. McNair had to make it known through reporters that Vivek was meddling so that he backed off that stance. Remember?
I hope it’s just a reporter making stuff up, but it sounds like Vivek is still being Vivek
I thought amick’s article said something like Boston’s collection of young picks and players might not be enough, I think he said it as if Boston may be offering enough but I’d have to find that article again
I think its more posturing.
What is the report going to say? Kings determined to move Barnes?
Then the next Boston call "So I know we offered Nesmith + 1st last week, but we decided to only offer Nesmith + 2nd"
Reminds me of Vlade "we had a better offer last week"
Either way, don't understand the rush to move Barnes. This team isn't good, but they aren't terrible. Another year of Fox/Hali progress, a decent bench, a competent coach, and a rookie, id rather roll with that then give Barnes away for trash.
Not sure they would want to put Vivek out there to look meddling in order to accomplish that
Though, that could be the reason for the Amick part had more of this Vivek stuff not come out
I guess it’s possible that bleacher report is spitballing and McNair is posturing to Amick. I hope that is the case and Vivek is out of the picture