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Discussing Other Teams' Moves - Part 7

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Post#1341 » by badinage » Mon May 10, 2021 10:58 pm

payitforward wrote:
badinage wrote:Tanking is shameful. A blight on sports.

The nerd-heads, the tech a-holes with their spread sheets, the measurables/metrics/let's look at the data folks -- they have killed sports. Truly. Baseball is unwatchable now. In basketball, fully 1/3 of the league is trying to lose (some artfully, some remorselessly). It mocks the very idea of competition. Everything now is -- be strong and loaded and go for it ... or gut your team and lose shamelessly (and shamefully). No in-between. And it sucks. S U C K S.

This is a thought-provoking post -- cool!

I wonder if it's really the tech-nerds that are to blame, however. I think maybe it's a cultural thing, where a championship is all that matters. Being #1.

&, it must be obvious, it's not just sports. It's a cultural disease.

Probably at its worst in politics.


YES. Although also: media.

Media has been gutted/ruined/perverted because of metrics/measurables/observable data.
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Re: Discussing Other Teams' Moves - Part 7 

Post#1342 » by closg00 » Sun May 16, 2021 2:27 am

Good read on why the Heat keep 40 y/o Udonis around.
https://news.yahoo.com/amphtml/heat-pay-40-old-veteran-170543746.html
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Post#1344 » by likwitdesi » Wed Jun 2, 2021 2:41 pm

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Not good. I would think the Celtics are above us in terms of destinations coaches want to go to (assuming Stevens has a clean reputation)
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An Eastern Conference executive noted that Ainge was also in discussions to assume a role at NIH or move into a Cabinet position, but that he elected not to.
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Post#1348 » by payitforward » Thu Jun 3, 2021 4:31 pm

LOL...!

I bet Stevens will be a very successful NBA executive.
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Post#1349 » by Ruzious » Thu Jun 3, 2021 6:32 pm

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Not good. I would think the Celtics are above us in terms of destinations coaches want to go to (assuming Stevens has a clean reputation)

Kinda weird that Boston had their worst season in years and still promoted their coach to GM. Maybe he'll do well - but I think it looks bad that they didn't interview any minority candidates. That may or may not be a turnoff to the better coaching candidates available. Who knows - Stevens might end up wanting to return to coaching - it's what he's done best.
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Post#1350 » by FAH1223 » Fri Jun 4, 2021 6:23 am

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Post#1351 » by closg00 » Sat Jun 5, 2021 1:32 am

Lakers point guard turned down $80 million before the season, and now it looks like a disaster


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Post#1352 » by 9 and 20 » Sat Jun 5, 2021 12:44 pm

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Not good. I would think the Celtics are above us in terms of destinations coaches want to go to (assuming Stevens has a clean reputation)

Kinda weird that Boston had their worst season in years and still promoted their coach to GM. Maybe he'll do well - but I think it looks bad that they didn't interview any minority candidates. That may or may not be a turnoff to the better coaching candidates available. Who knows - Stevens might end up wanting to return to coaching - it's what he's done best.


It would have to be a huge turnoff. Anyone but the biggest name coaches would feel like Stevens is always looking over their shoulder, ready to fire them and step in after a losing streak. And it would have to be hard for Stevens to keep from trying to coach the team from the GM box. Not a good situation for a new coach. Hopefully Brooks ends up there - he's an established guy who should be able to manage a potentially overbearing GM. Plus, Brooks would play Marcus Smart at power forward sometimes, so a win for us.
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Post#1353 » by verbal8 » Sat Jun 5, 2021 1:25 pm

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Lakers point guard turned down $80 million before the season, and now it looks like a disaster


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https://www.insider.com/dennis-schroder-lakers-extension-rejection-unwise-playoffs-2021-6


I could see a big money 1 year deal from the Knicks make a lot of sense for both sides.
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Post#1356 » by gambitx777 » Sun Jun 6, 2021 6:13 am

Should have taken the money kid
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Lakers point guard turned down $80 million before the season, and now it looks like a disaster


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https://www.insider.com/dennis-schroder-lakers-extension-rejection-unwise-playoffs-2021-6


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Post#1357 » by Dat2U » Sun Jun 6, 2021 12:32 pm

closg00 wrote:
Lakers point guard turned down $80 million before the season, and now it looks like a disaster


OOPS

https://www.insider.com/dennis-schroder-lakers-extension-rejection-unwise-playoffs-2021-6


All it takes is one stupid GM but most players do truly believe they are alot better than they actually are. Rare is a player wise enough to recognize his own limitations and correctly gage his potential market.

They should tell the Nerlens Noel story to any non-all star that's hoping for a big pay day.
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Re: Discussing Other Teams' Moves - Part 7 

Post#1358 » by nate33 » Sun Jun 6, 2021 12:38 pm

9 and 20 wrote:
Ruzious wrote:Kinda weird that Boston had their worst season in years and still promoted their coach to GM. Maybe he'll do well - but I think it looks bad that they didn't interview any minority candidates. That may or may not be a turnoff to the better coaching candidates available. Who knows - Stevens might end up wanting to return to coaching - it's what he's done best.


It would have to be a huge turnoff. Anyone but the biggest name coaches would feel like Stevens is always looking over their shoulder, ready to fire them and step in after a losing streak. And it would have to be hard for Stevens to keep from trying to coach the team from the GM box. Not a good situation for a new coach. Hopefully Brooks ends up there - he's an established guy who should be able to manage a potentially overbearing GM. Plus, Brooks would play Marcus Smart at power forward sometimes, so a win for us.

Agreed. This is honestly one of the strangest and dumbest moves I've ever seen from a front office.

In one fell swoop, they dumped a good GM and a great coach while simultaneously discouraging any other top tier coach from being interested.
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Post#1359 » by gambitx777 » Sun Jun 6, 2021 6:45 pm

I mean Bostons far from a rebuild so I'm not that worried about them.

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Post#1360 » by Dark Faze » Mon Jun 7, 2021 1:31 pm

This move is probably a year away, but I'd love to see a Wall buyout followed by him playing with the Bucks. I think it'd be a terrific fit and I'd love to see him enjoy some winning.

My fear is him signing with the Heat. A bunch of off the court stuff to distract him and I don't love the on court fit.

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