Clifford has said he expects him to take a step forward, but by the looks of the deal we gave Marvin we also expect a lot from him. People hate on Marvin, but he is a true pro. Zeller will get more burn, and they've talked about exploiting his ability to run the court more, but I doubt we see him "break out" this year.
My X-Factor would be Michael Kidd-Gilchrist. This is the guy I expect to see more minutes and more usage. Gonna be interesting to see how he meshes with Stephenson. They can't both go crashing to the glass every possession. Maybe you see Mike drop back on defense more.
She was admittedly on cocaine during the incident. Her story may have been credible enough for the judge, but now it goes before a jury. As far as the argument of Twitter and the truth.. I've sat on trials and served as a juror, I am no legal professional but Jones coverage of the trial was solid. pretty much all factual information. May not be "all that goes on" in the court room, but there is information there. Nobody knows the truth, possibly not even the people involved as they were all fuged up.
Six months.... six months and he's done if he doesn't clean up his act.
This includes staying out of trouble with the law and staying away from individuals that are known to have poor backgrounds.
We seem to be on the same page about this. Don't know if you checked out Clifford's interview after workouts today, but I feel like PJ couldn't have fallen into a better situation minus the fact that he's still so close to a lot of the not so positive connections he's made.
Clifford's take was basically, he's a kid(probably gives even more insight as to why he brings younger players along as opposed to counting on them early), kids will make mistakes, even at 52 he makes mistakes. He's been clear with PJ about how much he likes him and how much he believes in him, but has also been very clear about what his expectations are as far as being a representative of the organization. He even halfway alluded to the philosophy that PJ is an adult and what he chooses to do is his business so long as he can trust him to go out on the court and do whats expected. He was also very clear in that PJ now knows what is expected.
It was refreshing to hear him continue to be so down to earth and almost overly rational about both the Hairston and Hayward situations. Dude doesn't beat around the bush. He is unequivocally direct and seems as genuine as can be. Not hard to see why he did such a fantastic job for us this season past.
The point is NEITHER should be playing SG, but of course you can put any player anywhere. The fact of the matter is SFs tend to get more open 3s than SGs do. There is a difference between 2s and 3s, which is one reason why Hayward's numbers dropped last year.
I guess I am that dense, because in my opinion he possess all the skills of a guard forward. He can play guard or he can play forward. Ever offensive set is different and players have roles regardless of position. There was a time in the NBA where it was very rare for a 4 to step out and shoot 3s, well its pretty common place now. No need to look at things only in the box. That isn't even the case here as Hayward has been productive at both wing positions in his career.
Seems about right if you ask me. Dallas has some leverage over Houston because they are still holding out hope for Bosh. If Bosh takes his time that puts a lot of pressure on Houston to make a decision with no knowledge of what the roster will ultimately look like.
They have quite a few threads since the offer was agreed upon. One of which already with 500+ post. They're some interesting opinions
Apparently Jordan is the GM. Ive seen this for awhile. Hes often credited/blamed for every decision the team makes.
Fans don't want to match. They pretty much all agree we are over paying and would rather "offer Parsons or Monroe."
Every now and then a rational poster comes in a says match the deal as Utah isn't the most desirable landing spot for a player of his caliber through FA. Build through the draft.
A few wouldn't be opposed to a s&t for MKG and/or Vonleh(wtf?)
revisiting AK47 quite a bit. seems like a nightmare over there
They are torn as a fan base over the Novak deal already. Lots of arguments sprouting up over that.
A couple posters acknowledge he'd fit better here playing with Jefferson than returning to essentially the identical team which he struggled with at times last year. They think his best chance to be worth the deal is in charlotte.
some have convinced themselves we are the only team that would offer a max deal and Utah should call us stupid and force us to honor the contract.
animosity over "being all about the money" Sighting Duncan and Dirk deals as taking less for the team. Some even went as far as saying they will boo him.
Nothing ground breaking just found it interesting what the other side is thinking.