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3 hours ago, MadD said:

 

This team will never tank, I suggest you get that out of your head to avoid stress related migranes for the rest of the season. 

 

With the way this team is playing and the talent we have on our roster, I have already considered that they tank. HOWEVER, I also don't trust this team to pick the right player. Who has this team drafted correctly since 2000 aside from D-Wade? They picked number 2 and they chose Michael Bust-ley. Then they drafted Winslow for the 10th pick. Right now, I really don't know as to what step this team should take. I at least would like to see how this team performs with McGruder, and hopefully he comes after ASB. 

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Granted we are more than a quarter through the season, and that is more than enough time to use as a measuring stick to rate a team. People's concerns are definitely justified. It's silly to expect a miraculous turn around every year. Nevertheless, even if they fail to reverse the trend, you will never make a tanker out of me. I believe in positive energy, especially when it comes to competition. Why even charge the fans to come watch you lose? You never know what you're going to get in the draft. We tanked the last week of 2015 and got a player who made us even worse... I think we really missed Hassan tonight, we definitely missed his 14 boards. We definitely have played well enough to beat most teams in the league the last two nights. We lost but we didn't exactly suck...heh.... we are definitely getting a W in Mexico you can quote me.

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1 hour ago, LetGoOfWinslow said:

Granted we are more than a quarter through the season, and that is more than enough time to use as a measuring stick to rate a team. People's concerns are definitely justified. It's silly to expect a miraculous turn around every year. Nevertheless, even if they fail to reverse the trend, you will never make a tanker out of me. I believe in positive energy, especially when it comes to competition. Why even charge the fans to come watch you lose? You never know what you're going to get in the draft. We tanked the last week of 2015 and got a player who made us even worse... I think we really missed Hassan tonight, we definitely missed his 14 boards. We definitely have played well enough to beat most teams in the league the last two nights. We lost but we didn't exactly suck...heh.... we are definitely getting a W in Mexico you can quote me.

Taking a shot at Winslow all the time. Showing something this team lacks: Consistency :D

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5 hours ago, LetGoOfWinslow said:

Granted we are more than a quarter through the season, and that is more than enough time to use as a measuring stick to rate a team. People's concerns are definitely justified. It's silly to expect a miraculous turn around every year. Nevertheless, even if they fail to reverse the trend, you will never make a tanker out of me. I believe in positive energy, especially when it comes to competition. Why even charge the fans to come watch you lose? You never know what you're going to get in the draft. We tanked the last week of 2015 and got a player who made us even worse... I think we really missed Hassan tonight, we definitely missed his 14 boards. We definitely have played well enough to beat most teams in the league the last two nights. We lost but we didn't exactly suck...heh.... we are definitely getting a W in Mexico you can quote me.

Dude u act like Winslow was suppose to be the savior of this team. Move on. Picking winslow from the draft everybody but u knew that his jumper wasn't there and would take time to develop. We also knew that the kid from phoenix was the best pure shooter in the draft so the heat draft for what they believe. Move on already

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2 hours ago, LetGoOfWinslow said:

But only to make a point.  I hope I have more to say than Winslow is a sub-par talent.

U should follow through with ur name and get off him already. 

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1 hour ago, Elnegron said:

U should follow through with ur name and get off him. 

You know what I'm actually starting to come around on this guy he looks pretty good to me.

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2 hours ago, LetGoOfWinslow said:

But only to make a point.  I hope I have more to say than Winslow is a sub-par talent.

well, you do use it as a focal point. no denying that

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This team is the definition of consistency.  After Dragic goes on a tear, he disappears.  After JRich looked left for dead, he steps his game up.  Waiters you basically flip a coin every game now it seems.  TJ is pretty close to that as well, though more off than on.  JJ the same.  Winslow seems adverse to dunking for whatever reason. 

It's tough to win games when your guys don't play at their averages.. instead they have wildly different games to get there.  Look no further than the last 2 games by our starting back court.

Against GSW, Waiters went 1/10 while Dragic went 7/10.  Combined that/s 8/20.. which is below average, despite a great performance by Dragic.  it's like they negated each other out.  

Against the Spurs, Waiters went 8/12 while Dragic went 3/11.  Combined 11/23.  See above.  

Not sure what Spo has to do, but the floor of our guys performances needs to get raised.  

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12 hours ago, Five.ohh said:

Pop gets his team playing sound basketball no matter who is on the court. 

Spo? Lmao 2 years with same team and even admits he can’t figure this team out.

 

We can't compare Spo to pop.  The only thing they have in common is that both of their nicknames only use 3 letters....THAT'S IT.

 

 

 

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7 minutes ago, TRIPLEA2TOOTSIES said:

The only thing they have in common is that both of their nicknames only use 3 letters....THAT'S IT.

 

They've both beaten each other in a NBA Finals to win a championship.

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30 minutes ago, TRIPLEA2TOOTSIES said:

 

We can't compare Spo to pop.  The only thing they have in common is that both of their nicknames only use 3 letters....THAT'S IT.

 

 

 

So Spo is the reason we aren’t playing well? 

Do you agree pop would have this team playing better?

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8 minutes ago, Five.ohh said:

So Spo is the reason we aren’t playing well? 

Do you agree pop would have this team playing better?

 

No I can't put it all on Spo.  But he deserves criticism same way the players do when they don't perform well.  Hell, the way anyone would if they didn't perform well on their job.  I think if Pop were coaching the team you'd see more cohesiveness.  Also he'd play through our bigs more. 

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3 hours ago, TRIPLEA2TOOTSIES said:

 

No I can't put it all on Spo.  But he deserves criticism same way the players do when they don't perform well.  Hell, the way anyone would if they didn't perform well on their job.  I think if Pop were coaching the team you'd see more cohesiveness.  Also he'd play through our bigs more. 

So the reason we aren’t playing to our full potential with the talent we have is because of Spo lol

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1 hour ago, Five.ohh said:

So the reason we aren’t playing to our full potential with the talent we have is because of Spo lol

 

Damn it that's not what I said 5-0! lol

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9 hours ago, Majestic said:

 

They've both beaten each other in a NBA Finals to win a championship.

 

Yeah, tell 'em, Maj!

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9 hours ago, TRIPLEA2TOOTSIES said:

 

No I can't put it all on Spo.  But he deserves criticism same way the players do when they don't perform well.  Hell, the way anyone would if they didn't perform well on their job.  I think if Pop were coaching the team you'd see more cohesiveness.  Also he'd play through our bigs more. 

 

Can we at least say that Pop has a better pool of players to develop because their scouts are one of the best, if not the best, in the NBA?

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1 hour ago, SG-Three said:

 

Can we at least say that Pop has a better pool of players to develop because their scouts are one of the best, if not the best, in the NBA?

 

Heat scouts ain't bad.

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1 hour ago, TRIPLEA2TOOTSIES said:

 

Heat scouts ain't bad.

 

I did not say ours is bad. I said theirs are better.

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17 minutes ago, Five.ohh said:

Wonder what pop could do with Winslow lol

 

I'd bet he would like a crack at developing him if he could 5-0. I'm sure he would get the most of his defensive skills right off the bat.

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22 hours ago, Five.ohh said:

Wonder what pop could do with Winslow lol

 

22 hours ago, Majestic said:

 

I'd bet he would like a crack at developing him if he could 5-0. I'm sure he would get the most of his defensive skills right off the bat.

 

That system and coaching staff over in San An is so gifted.

 

I can see Pop utilizing him in a Boris Diaw role. With the amount of ball movement and play making that takes place in their offensive schemes, I can bet you that you wouldn't see Justise sitting in the corner for majority of the possession. Oh, and playing next to 2 unselfish stars in Leonard and LA would only help Winslow's game. 

 

 

Just look at what Pop has been able to do with Kyle Anderson. 30th pick couple seasons ago and is now a key role player on a championship level team. 

 

Murray is next. SA is the king of late picks.

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