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re: TWolves want to trade Rubio - corndeaux
[quote]Rondo managed to make it work in Boston. We're not going to get dynamic 3 and D wings that are great at multiple facets of the game.[/quote] A lot to unpack here: First that was 5+ years ago. Game has changed a good bit since then. Doesn't mean there isn't a place in the league for a gu...
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re: TWolves want to trade Rubio - corndeaux
[quote]but what does AD/DC really mean? [/quote] that is where the discussion here really is, i think. and that's fine. good points are being made by everyone. [quote]how many minutes together, and when? the temptation is going to be to stagger them...then what? [/quote] so if you can...
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re: TWolves want to trade Rubio - corndeaux
No one should think that Point Boogie means Cousins is bringing the ball up. Im thinking of the PG more like Fisher on the Shaq/Kobe Lakers. [quote]Rubio to me is a high IQ PG that will be able to fit himself into this situation[/quote] I agree. I like Rubio. I'm not rending garments or melti...
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re: TWolves want to trade Rubio - corndeaux
Yup. I just think he's going to need a lot of $$ to leave the Spurs. Their hometown voodoo is strong But maybe they try to bring George Hill back and Mills is forced to look for a new home...
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re: TWolves want to trade Rubio - corndeaux
[quote]Like it or not, our two best players are 7 feet or close. We need to figure out how to maximize that[/quote] The problem isn't just 2 bigs, it's 2 multi-skilled high usage/scoring bigs. If you're running spread PnR with a ball dominant PG you are not maximizing their prodigious talents....
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re: Offseason Trades and Rumors: Latest Jimmy Butler to the TWolves - corndeaux
Of course. They need some guys with off the bounce juice. But that doesn't necessarily mean ball dominant pg. If you're talking about finding a guy to play with Cousins + Davis on the court at the same time, Rubio is an odd fit. Especially since Hill seems like he's locked in at the 3 And Gent...
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re: TWolves want to trade Rubio - corndeaux
You can't trade the only good 3pt shooter on the team in Moore for Rubio Cousins/Davis/Hill/Rubio is a tough core to generate offense with. There's a reason the Wolves want to trade Rubio after the Butler trade- he's going off ball more (similar to what the Pels seem to be moving towards w...
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re: Offseason Trades and Rumors: Latest Jimmy Butler to the TWolves - corndeaux
[quote]Maybe not from 3 but that's OK. Frankly I think he's the perfect guy out there for this roster[/quote] Couldn't disagree more based on what they have now and what they seem to be planning to do. Adding a ball dominant pg whom defenses won't respect off the ball next to 2 high usage bigs...
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re: Let's talk about CP3 - corndeaux
[quote]Why on earth would you want to take the ball out of Harden's hands?[/quote] Watch them in the playoffs. They run out of ideas on offense and Harden runs out of gas. Not the most natural fit, I agree. but Paul in a D'Antoni offense would be something...
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re: Offseason Trades and Rumors: Latest Jimmy Butler to the TWolves - corndeaux
Key word is fit. I think you're right about Collison or a guy with a better version of his skill set (Beverly being an upgrade and George Hill as the best version of that guy) being a better [b]fit[/b] than Rondo and probably Rubio. If they're serious about point Boogie, spending big on a guy ...
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re: Offseason Trades and Rumors: Latest Jimmy Butler to the TWolves - corndeaux
[quote]before cousins D.C. had a role, and if not this year then next you have to find better [/quote] Yeah. That's sort of their problem though- have to compete right now to keep Boogie. but if he still bolts anyway, they could be stuck w/ more poor, long term deals. and just as the cap expansio...
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re: Offseason Trades and Rumors: Latest Jimmy Butler to the TWolves - corndeaux
Agreed on Cunningham and growth. But I also don't think you are likely to find a better [b]proven[/b] player for that role with his $$. like you say, it's a role of the dice. maybe they see someone they like/believe in more around his $$. if that's the case, they should go for it. weirdly, that ...
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re: Frank Jackson Highlights: This is How We Do It - corndeaux
I agree completely that it's not a market inefficiency or some new strategy Demps has figured out. I am happy they are thinking long term like this and hope to see it continue Projecting a future high draft slot can be a dangerous game to play. instead of "we see it like a 2018 1st round pick...
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re: Offseason Trades and Rumors: Latest Jimmy Butler to the TWolves - corndeaux
I dunno about Cunningham. obviously $$ he wants matters. but, to me, what happens with him is tied to how they feel about Diallo this year if they think Diallo can play a little most nights next to either Davis or Cousins (and want that 2 big look), then I think they'd be better off with more ...
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re: Cousins trade revisited - corndeaux
[quote]I also value Jimmy Butler way more than Cousins and believe he should have returned a much better package[/quote] that's fair and probably right. but the Cousins deal was still a bad one too. interesting thought- the Pels got Cousins b/c the Kings loved Hield. Dunc'd On pod made it see...
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re: Jrue Holliday is signing with Dallas - corndeaux
yeah. they are going to try to make a playoff push. they aren't handing the keys to a 19 yo in what could be Dirk's final season. maybe it's not Holiday, but signing a vet who can create and cover for Smith on defense is a smart move for them ...
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re: Frank Jackson Highlights: This is How We Do It - corndeaux
[quote]They didn't have one last year and they were very happy with Diallo's progress Expect something similar, where Jackson gets practice reps with the team and game reps in the G-League [/quote] good to know. having that experience with Diallo should come in handy for the team. are th...
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re: Frank Jackson Highlights: This is How We Do It - corndeaux
[quote]Why?[/quote] i'm fine with the pick (i know absolutely nothing about the player) and the idea in general. it's a smart strategy. i wish they had started using it about 4 years ago. but it's not a 2018 1st round pick. saying so is just sort of bull shite PR to me. for instance, what ty...
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re: Frank Jackson Highlights: This is How We Do It - corndeaux
[quote]don't look at this as the Pelicans 2017 second rounder. This is the Pelicans 2018 first rounder. [/quote] ugh. not saying it's your idea, but the semantics here kill me. i'd also like the redshirt plan a lot more if they had a G-League team in place....
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re: Jrue Holliday is signing with Dallas - corndeaux
that's the question- if they are in fact interested in Holiday, how do they get to his salary? and would the Pels be willing to help out a playoff rival? i think Holiday helps the Mavs a lot more than Matthews helps the Pels, but i could be way off also, i think using PG/SG designations is a li...
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