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Note to the San Antonio Fans: This Is Your Finest Hour. [Jun. 11th, 2007|01:00 am]
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It's gotta be sad for King Stern to see how very little people care for his league and the game provided in favor of the high scores and selective stars that the league chooses to market on an ESPN-highlight level that lasts only a few seconds. What an utter failure for the commissioner, in sum, for this season's example.

When you spend years of burn for names instead of teams and the game, then you get absolutely what's happening with this season. It can only get worse.

Unfortunately, I don't have any further for sympathy for that NYC buffoon.

Imagine if the players and referees union scream for more at next juncture. The 05 CBA was more like an 05 Terrorist Bargaining Agreement.

I love a dominant team, and the Spurs are it. Shut down the Cavs offense in Game 1 . . . didn't scratch the surface of SA's offense, either. Game 2 . . . Cavs offense works slightly better . . . Spurs turn up the offense. If you grind it out, then SA will grind it out much better. If you run and gun, SA will do it better. If you send a superstar to defeat the Spurs, then SA will kill that man on the court. This is your dynasty, ladies and gentlemen. It should be given burn, not getting burned by absolutely little positive press. Remember, the national media and complacency in the front office threw Detroit under the bus in favor of talking this kid up as the league's hope for the present, not the future, of the very same dominance that San Antonio's put upon the league.

Regardless of media lunacy and the court jester that runs the league . . . thank you for providing your example.

Now don't screw it up over these next two games. San Antonio has the possibility to destroy the head while keeping the body alive.

As for Casual Fan ™ . . . your disposable income is greatly overvalued. Now stay away.

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[User Picture]From: sauce1977
2007-06-12 02:07 pm (UTC)

Part 2: Eastern GMs: Focus on John Paxson.

However, when talking about a seven game series, I think you and I are in perfect agreement. You aren't going to beat Duncan, Parker, Bowen, Oberto and Finley with Ginobili coming off the bench if the only other quality players you have are Drew Gooden and Daniel Gibson. And when your coach is dumb enough not to have Gibson in there, then you're doomed even further.

Seriously, we need some quality GMs and coaches out East. The only good ones, by my reckoning, are in Chicago, Detroit (only a GM there... I don't know how you live with Saunders after he was the only person in the world who could have been outcoached by Mike Brown) and Orlando.


You're on the right track . . . here comes my assist.

I don't regard Chicago's GM to be all that fantastic. The Bulls could be in the Finals with just one big above-average point-scorer of any quality, and they had perimeter players to deal for Zach Randolph last year.

Even if Memphis or Minnesota wouldn't budge off Deng, I'm sure somebody whose big man was capable of 15-20 a night was going to part with him for some perimeter guys.

Duhon has average shooting, passing, defense, but is a minutes-eater. You lose in the long run if Duhon's on a SG or a bigger point guard, but he can do well enough on pure perimeter D if the coach manages subs right.

Nocioni is a nice offensive bench-energy player that is a really poor ball-handler, pure catch-and-shoot, also bad on D. Nocioni, like Varejao, tries to make up for it with charges and slapping guys, but Nocioni really fails at that game.

Ben Gordon is a pure bench undersized SG with a sweet shot who cannot move or pass the ball well but tries to do so and fails miserably with turnovers.

In fact, I go as far to say Ben Gordon sucks a bunch to combat the local media love that guy gets. They love his shooting so much that they're willing to overlook everything else that is either average to poor.

Ben Gordon's the most clearly overrated player on that team. No defense whatsoever for stretches, and his idea of defense usually is a mix of letting most guys burn him around the corner (he's not that fast) . . . or, I watch in horror (or amusement when Chicago plays Detroit) as Skiles puts Gordon's dumb ass on a bigger player for a huge height or size mismatch. Deplorable.

They are way too patient in Chicago, and if they don't get that big man over the summer, the price will get even steeper as Deng gets better - but with the Ben Wallace clones (old Ben = P.J., young Ben = Tyrus, fat Ben = Sweetney) on that team, I mean, who the hell thought that one up? It would be like Detroit stocking Rasheed Wallace (PF with range) but getting Donyell Marshall (Rasheed's ability in about 4 years), Troy Murphy (all offense, perimeter game, no defense, will rebound though), and Austin Croshere (pure victory cigar perimeter big) in their front court. Completely stupid.

And that, my dear Holzermania, is the state of the Eastern GM situation in the third largest population/market in the country. Again, deplorable.
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