So in Red's world you to have intricate knowledge of the CBA to be a passionate fan of the game of baskeball?? Hmm.. ok.
And Red, one could make a cogent arguement that your repetitive, fixated posting re: our coach rivals that of KFFQ over the last week or so, and has been quintessential foolishness. Pot calling the kettle black if you ask me..
Nor am I the one who mentions you in posts not directly addressed as a response.
Leave the capology up to Oldtimer, and play your part.
That doesn't mean I don't respect him as a poster, because I do.. But he's been getting more and more sensitive over the last day or so as we've continued to disagree.
Re: the line.. The pure b-ball talk I'm good w. Players, x's and o's, strategy, stats, that sh*t I can do in my sleep.. When I get something really wrong it tends to be when I talk about the CBA. But to call me a casual fan becuase of that smh..
I know too many real, hardcore b-ball heads that have little to no knowledge of the CBA, lol. Who cares, the CBA is separate from the game imo. It has nothing to do w one's love or passion for it.
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I know enough to know I don't know everthing, nor will you see me tring to act like I do. I'm humble enough to be able to be corrected and not get all defensive, unlike some people...
I remain extremely pessimistic about an acquisition of a CP3 or a Dwight Howard in 2012/13. But there is an unknown -- what will the new CBA look like.
I do not believe that the League will encourage star players to choose their locations. It only works for large market venues. I anticipate that at the very least there will be significant financial inducements to players to remain with their original teams.
But there may be initial adjustments to smooth a transition from the old CBA paradigm to a new paradigm that may involve similarities with NFL contracts. We are not going to know where we are until the new CBA map unfolds.
The options to replace CB were not going to do us any better in the next season so having a good solid foundation is a good place to start. I hope that these guys choose to play together over the off-season and work on some cohesion and sense of camaraderie. The lack of cohesion between melo and Amar'e is very concerning. From what I saw we have two players that are very good but only one can have a 'great night" while the other has an off night and I put that on the PG. In the playoffs it was mostly Toney Douglas, but throughout the end of the season I saw billups make many of the same plays that essentially amde our 1-2 punch ineffective.
Chauncey's injuries dont really concern me. I think it was just a runa bad luck. Banging knees is never fun. The last injury was concerning but the MRI showed no structural damage. He will be fine next year. He just needs to stop jacking up shots. Dont listen to Dantoni, do what you thik whats right. Thats what Anthony Carter did. Instead of listening to Dantoni's instruction to layoff rondo, Carter got into rondo's shorts and we rallied in game 4.
ONLY GREATNESS EQUALS GREATNESS
And nowhere in that article or anywhere has Donnie ever said we have enough cap space for another max contract level player (CP3 or Howard). Donnie is a politician if I've ever seen one. He's very coy and purposeful with his words when he talks to the media.
All Donnie says is we have cap space for next summer. Which we all know. He never says anything about how much space we'll have. Donnie knows, and I know, we do not have enough space to sign CP3 and build a team around those guys, unless CP3 agrees to take $10 mil/year. Amare and Melo make too much. Donnie won't say it to the media. He never tells the media anything.
As I said before we will have $44.15 mil in team salary with only 2 players on the roster. They can't restructure their deals. Your only hopes are the cap goes up about $10 mil, or CP3 takes a massive pay cut.
I know CP3 is one of your favorite players, he's one of mine too, but building a TEAM is much more important than getting CP3. I would have preferred we never traded for Melo and had gone straight after CP3. We would have a much better team. CP3 and Amare is a much better tandem than Melo and Amare.
We need to stop with the flashy names and build a solid team. CP3 + Melo + Amare + 12 minimum salary scrubs is not going to win anything. That is a shell of a team. The only reason everybody is talking about getting a 3rd superstar is because Miami did it. Last I checked, they haven't won anything yet. Let's get a solid big man and a SG (if we can, as I've expressed my doubts about our ability to even do that) before we dump everything for CP3. People have greatly underestimated the need for solid role players. Our bench was seriously exposed. Another star is not what we need.
You point is only valid if, for a third superstar, we were only considering players like Dwight Howard, Kobe Bryant, Danny Granger, etc. If its for an elite pg like Chris paul, then you do it.
We dont want a team like Miami. As great as they are they are severly flawed as a team. Defensively they are fine, a big man is not the issue. Its there offense they have no designated playmaker. Lebron passing ability is overrated. He is only a good passer for a small forward not a good passer overall. Dwade and Bosh are not playmakers.
KG, Pierce, and Allen are playmakers. The can make plays but not on a full time basis. BOS big 2 have said a few times that this is Rondo's team. He runs it. With out Rondo I doubt that they will be this successful.
The Knicks stuggled for many reasons but mainly they had no point guard this series. Melo and STAT cant carve up a defense and break it down to make plays. CP3 can. As you watch CP3 against the lakers he causes so many problems for a good defensive team. Rondo, while not as good, does the same.
If we fail to land CP3 then we forget the 3rd star and build around. But CP3 is a no brainer. When or If he comes it will be his team.
ONLY GREATNESS EQUALS GREATNESS