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Kyle Korver came into the league about the same time the OC was a popular show. He looks like a character who could have been on the show. For some reason I can't get that out of my head.
The Boston Celtics signed Brad Stevens to a six year, $22 million contract, sources told Yahoo! Sports.
Popovich would be this generation's Bobby Knight in college.
but right now, Pelicans have 52.6 committed, so adding the 4/44 rumored by Pelicans would be 63.6 which is obviously over the even most optimistic assumption of the cap. waiving Lopez gives them 4.5 which puts them back into 59.1 range which is still over the rumored 58.5 cap, so they need to waive at least another guy.
I actually feel a little bad for Stevens, but he must know what he's getting himself into. The next few years are going to suck for Boston given that their best hope is that the Nets are horrible.
Celtics GM Danny Ainge leans heavily on his analytics staff, and at a meeting with Doc Rivers at season's end, it was suggested Rivers should perhaps incorporate more of those elements into his game plans and preparations, several sources told Y! Sports. Privately, Rivers winced over the contents of some of the discussion, sources said. There was no confrontation, but there was tension.
The worst thing the Celtics could have done, IMO, was hire someone with a long track record as a head coach at the NBA level. Those guys generally want to win. The Celtics are not going to win much for a couple years or more.
Andrew Wiggins is going to be nicknamed "Ender" right?
The 75 of you who follow the NBA and have read Enders Game will call him that.
My Tank Job Alert went off with this hire.
Weird to just dismiss the evaluation of a coach's abilities like that.
I think the Celtics are definitely "tanking" in the sense that winning games is not at all their number one priority for next season. Although, for that term to have real meaning, it should probably equate to losing games on purpose by, e.g., sitting your best players (with "injuries" or otherwise).
But if you sacrifice a contributor for a draft pick, say, that's not really tanking, it's just positioning yourself for the future.
When did I do that? The Celtics aren't going to tank because Stevens is a bad coach, they're going to tank because they want to.
1048: Hombre, it's possible I misread your post. I think the equation of Stevens with Pitino is wrongheaded. But if your point is simply that the Celtics are planning to field a team that will lose a lot of games next season, then yes, I agree (though it will be interesting to see what they do with Rondo).
Tanking can be a big part of rebuilding.
ettisoning your veteran players to be intentionally bad and build through the draft is tanking, so is intentionally not playing the best team you can to lose games during a season. It's all shades of grey, but I think the first is an often necessary course of action in a salary cap league, while the second is actively bad (if generally hard to specifically prove).
I think that's also why the Stevens=Pitino thing is getting pushback. Pitino was a specific scenario where he came over to the NBA trying to be an NCAA-style basketball oligarch, while Stevens is just moving to a different scene as a coach, without any specific roster sway.
Whatever Howard could bring to the table in GSW, it probably wouldn't be enough to match the damage done by the salary dump necessary to sign D12 in the first place.
Al Jefferson to the Bobcats for $40 million, hilariously awful signing.
isn't the trade mostly Bogut + Thompson for Howard?
"...there were indications late Thursday that Lakers officials, already bracing for the worst, had begun to rethink their long-held position of ruling out sign-and-trade options in the event Howard decides to bolt to one of L.A.'s rivals."
Golden State officials do believe that they have found trade destinations for Bogut, Jefferson and Biedrins should Howard choose Golden State and the Lakers refuse to engage them in sign-and-trade talks.
with all these tweets and discussion being thrown around I'm under the impression that 80% of the beat writers didn't know that you could no longer get a 5th year or any extra money with S&T.
After watching the debacle here with Howard and the Magic, I can honestly say that if the Warriors make the mistake of picking up Howard, it would kill what little fandom I have left.
"Sources say Warriors and Jazz have opened talks on trade that would send Andrew Bogut to Jazz" (Marc Stein on Twitter)
HOU, as is, just adding Howard becomes a Top 4 team in the West. I want to say Top 3, but Spurs refuse to die.
OKC, SAS, and who else? I'd guess the Clips, but the Nuggs and Grizz were just as good last year.
janis carr ?@janiscarr 16m
Dwight has made his decision. Said he will announce his destination via Twitter possibly this weekend
1113 - giving him a few days to decide seems reasonable to me.
wondering how the hell Kobe's next contract is going to affect that cap space.
janis carr ?@janiscarr 2m
Hold on....my tweet about Dwight's announcement was premature. No need to sit on Twitter this weekend.
His bi-otchy personality the last two years has caused a lot of people to start underrating him as a player.
I have defended Howard some, and he isn't really doing anything wrong, but I think he should decide so the teams involved can get on with their off-seasons and futures, and of course, this indirectly affects teams, as well as players, who are not involved directly. To give him the BOTD, we can assume that he really is very interested in GS now, whereas maybe he wasn't before.
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