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post #24451 of 27247
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Originally Posted by phoni View Post

Yeah, Beal and Nene have been out for most of the season, but that's normal for us at this point.

Just annoyed this seasons, too weird things from our coaching staff, like not giving minutes to Oubre and trotting out lineups with Nene and Gortat on the floor, killing our spacing and not really improving our defense anyway. I really wish we'd go after Cousins, he may be a headcase but if we can keep Beal and Wall that'd be a hell of a core. Wouldn't mind getting Thibs as our next head coach either.

Cousins is a cancer.
post #24452 of 27247
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Originally Posted by phoni View Post

Yeah, Beal and Nene have been out for most of the season, but that's normal for us at this point.

Just annoyed this seasons, too weird things from our coaching staff, like not giving minutes to Oubre and trotting out lineups with Nene and Gortat on the floor, killing our spacing and not really improving our defense anyway. I really wish we'd go after Cousins, he may be a headcase but if we can keep Beal and Wall that'd be a hell of a core. Wouldn't mind getting Thibs as our next head coach either.

Nene Gortat lineups were your bread and butter before playoffs last year but yeah nene can't keep up with more nimble perimeter shooting fours.

Cousins is great. Only thing I really don't like is when the call doesn't go in his favor he pouts, doesn't get back on defense, and kills both possessions. I think part of it has to do with them just constantly running the floor
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Originally Posted by indesertum View Post

Cousins is great. Only thing I really don't like is when the call doesn't go in his favor he pouts, doesn't get back on defense, and kills both possessions. I think part of it has to do with them just constantly running the floor

He's a low character guy and isn't coachable. His skills overshadow these points, but they infect the entire team. You simply can't have your best player acting that way. I've heard the line that he just needs to get out of Sac, but these are not traits that just disappear.
post #24454 of 27247
He is so coachable. Changed up his style this season when his coach, who he had a rocky relationship at the start, asked him to. He's shooting threes. He's running the floor

IMO he's a high character guy but he needs guidance from somebody he respects on the floor and Rondo is great for him. You never hear about incidents with Cousins off the court and he's really beloved in his community. Attends local high school football and basketball games. Lots of charity events. Buying cars for single mothers

Just has this I deserve this attitude on court and has like persecution complex

He's also by far the best center in the league. No weakness in his game. My favorite part of watching the Kings is when Cousins gets the rebound and runs the floor himself. Like Draymond only if Draymond was the Hulk
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Originally Posted by indesertum View Post

He is so coachable. Changed up his style this season when his coach, who he had a rocky relationship at the start, asked him to. He's shooting threes. He's running the floor

IMO he's a high character guy but he needs guidance from somebody he respects on the floor and Rondo is great for him. You never hear about incidents with Cousins off the court and he's really beloved in his community. Attends local high school football and basketball games. Lots of charity events. Buying cars for single mothers

Just has this I deserve this attitude on court and has like persecution complex

There is lots to know about Cousins off the court. And I just read the other day that Karl may not last the season. Malone was actually ok for Cousins, the franchise compounds his flaws.

We have diametric views on the guy, as a GM I wouldn't want him. The type of team I'd want to build does not include guys like Chris Paul, Cousins, Harden, Lawson, Rondo, Griffin, Kobe, Howard or Beasley. They aren't worth it.
post #24456 of 27247
Kobe? U trippin
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If ping pong balls went just one differently warriors could've gotten cousins instead of udoh
post #24458 of 27247
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Originally Posted by Hombre Secreto View Post

Kobe? U trippin

No. He's a superstar and has a lot of good qualities, work ethic at the top of the list. But he's a selfish player that other guys don't want to play with. Kobe or Duncan? Everyone prefers Duncan.
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For the Wiz, our style this season is a lot more run and gun, but our defense has really fallen off a cliff. Injuries have played a part here but going forward neither Gortat nor Nene can really do much if they're switched on a stretch-4, and Gortat isn't a power player either so he rarely takes advantage at the other end, the way Nene can when he's healthy - just bulling his way into the post. I like Gortat but it feels like we lost 3 games this season due to him going for layups instead of dunks. Our other guys just don't have enough defensive speed anymore (Dudley, Gooden); Otto lacks lateral mobility, Oubre is still young, Temple may have hit his offensive ceiling (I hope not but his handles are still very limited). Wall has some games where he's not 100% committed but I feel this is due to exhaustion - he's carrying the team a lot more than any other comparable Top 15 player in the league, as far as I'm concerned.

 

Wall is good friends with Cousins (both on the Kentucky team) so I'd definitely want to try and see what'd happen if DMC came here. I'd also give Nash a try as headcoach, but he'd never agree to come in mid-season, and he's also smart enough to steer clear of us, since our ceiling is so limited with our current roster.

 

Just feels like a shame that Wall will waste what's left of his prime surrounded by a sub-par roster; once his speed starts to go, if he hasn't really improved his 3 ball he won't be all that effective anymore.

post #24460 of 27247
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Originally Posted by idfnl View Post

No. He's a superstar and has a lot of good qualities, work ethic at the top of the list. But he's a selfish player that other guys don't want to play with. Kobe or Duncan? Everyone prefers Duncan.

Pau Gasol didn't really mind playing with him. Kobe will get you at least 1 championship. He's totally worth the headaches.
post #24461 of 27247
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Originally Posted by Hombre Secreto View Post

Pau Gasol didn't really mind playing with him. Kobe will get you at least 1 championship. He's totally worth the headaches.

Good, I could get a ton in return for him.
post #24462 of 27247
I enjoyed the OKC GSW game last night. It's fun to see two guys who I always expect to hit the shot every time they shoot, go at it.
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Originally Posted by HRoi View Post

I enjoyed the OKC GSW game last night. It's fun to see two guys who I always expect to hit the shot every time they shoot, go at it.

Second that. For OKC to erase a 20 pt. difference. Their record doesn't indicate it, but they're the second best team in the NBA currently. SAS had their hands full with the Lakers last night.
post #24464 of 27247
Oh, that's why the games were all early today: that boring ass football game is on tonight. Where fans spend more time watching advertising than watching sport.

In NBA news, D Jordan went 3-14 from the line.
post #24465 of 27247
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Originally Posted by Steve B. View Post

Second that. For OKC to erase a 20 pt. difference. Their record doesn't indicate it, but they're the second best team in the NBA currently. SAS had their hands full with the Lakers last night.

Yeah both of those games last night were kinda fun, but with as expected results pretty much.
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Originally Posted by idfnl View Post

Oh, that's why the games were all early today: that boring ass football game is on tonight. Where fans spend more time watching advertising than watching sport.

In NBA news, D Jordan went 3-14 from the line.

+1 … SB usually sucks. Thank goodness Denver won.
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