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#2822541 Don't give up on him yet.

Posted by teeray on 17 June 2014 - 04:34 PM

He was going to need about 5 years when we drafted him. Let's see where he is by end of rookie contract.

In my opinion he needs to blow up his entire shooting motion and start from scratch

#2822397 Are PJ and Hood here for a 2nd workout?

Posted by teeray on 17 June 2014 - 02:23 PM

PJ can play defense as well.. Well at least he did at UNC


PJ has the ability to possibly one day be a decent defender.  But he did not play very good defense consistently at UNC.  And I am a UNC fan.  But the reason he had to play the 4 was because he was not defending the perimeter well.


In particular he struggled against the pick and roll, and getting through screens.  Plus, he had a tendency to go brain dead off the ball.


On the ball he was okay when he was locked in but still had trouble containing dribble penetration at times 

#2822202 Would anybody be interested in a forum mock draft?

Posted by teeray on 17 June 2014 - 12:05 PM

Just do random.org to make it easier. 

#2821696 Would anybody be interested in a forum mock draft?

Posted by teeray on 16 June 2014 - 08:51 PM

If you guys do a mock draft contest or something I would be more interested in that.

That way instead of just one pick each person puts their opinion and spin on the entire first round.

To me it would be more fun to everyone investigate one or two teams and just be the GM. I don't want to try and figure out 25 different teams and who they might pick.

#2821291 McBuckets and TJ Warren both working out for team Saturday

Posted by teeray on 16 June 2014 - 02:27 PM

Seeing Warren being compare to Leonard. Would want at 24.


I don't think he will fall that far, but if he did I would take him in a heart beat at #24.  I would pull the old Panthers 2 seconds and the pick is in deals.


I wouldn't mind Early at #24 either if we go G or PF at #9

#2821126 Game of Thrones-HBO-Seasons 1, 2, 3

Posted by teeray on 16 June 2014 - 12:24 PM

If I am going to nitpick the episode that was otherwise great, it would be a conversation between Jaimie and Tyrion that was omitted about Tysha that further contextualizes his actions against his father (it was probably determined that he had motivation enough and feared it would confuse viewers who may not remember who Tysha was).  And it needed a conversation between Tyrion and Varys before Tyrion visited his father's room, because it was a bit confusing on the show about how he knew how to take that detour to Tywin's room

#2821118 Who Is On Your Mount Rushmore Of Basketball Coaches?

Posted by teeray on 16 June 2014 - 12:19 PM

I am biased on one of these guys but whatever


Auerbach, Jackson, Dean Smith, and John Wooden

#2820873 Looking for some new Sci/Fi or Fantasy novels.

Posted by teeray on 16 June 2014 - 08:43 AM

I've thought about it. But, I saw that it is part 1 of 10. I don't know that I can get into another series that is that long, lol.


If you have read it or plan to, let me know how it is and I might just eventually get to it.


Apparently I have absent mindedly become an exclusively Brandon Sanderson reader for the next several weeks.


I went to Barnes and Noble to try and pick up "Red Country" by Joe Abercrombie as it is a stand alone novel that takes place in the First Law world that extends the story of one of my favorite characters. 


Anyway, Barnes and Noble didn't have the book, but I had a gift card so I figured I would pick up something new.  I finally decided to pick up the "Mistborn" trilogy because I had heard it was pretty good.  Then I was trying to decide between the first novel of the The Kingkiller trilogy and "The Way of Kings" but then heard the third book of "Kingkiller" had been pushed back.  Everywhere I had read on the internet kept saying how good "The Way of Kings" was.  I knew it was just the beginning of a supposed 10 book series, but finally I was like "fug it.  I will read these 4 books, and then whenever the final book for the Kingkiller trilogy is out I will pick up the whole trilogy and knock that out then.


It was only after I got back to the house that I realized every book I bought was a Brandon Sanderson book. :huh:


Point of that overly long story being, I have "The Way of Kings" and will read it after I finish the Mistborn trilogy.  I will let you know if it lives up to the hype, and I really hope I like Brandon Sanderson because that is all I am reading for the next several weeks lol

#2820859 Game of Thrones-HBO-Seasons 1, 2, 3

Posted by teeray on 16 June 2014 - 08:28 AM

I didn't know how I was going to like the Brienne/Hound scene... people were assuming it was going to happen and then it did indeed. I thought it was well done, but obviously they never crossed paths in the books (other than later on when supposedly he's the gravedigger.) I did think it was kinda cheezy that Brienne/Pod kinda just disappeared after the fight and Arya marched herself down to the hound's side without Brienne/Pod seeing her.


I'm totally disappointed we didn't get Coldhands. Any non-book reader ought to at least google the character, because even though he's apparently minor, I thought he was a pretty cool concept.

The Children of the Forest didn't really match my mental image, but the whole magic fireball bit was sweet. The CGI skelly's were amazing. I do hate that Jojen bit the dust in that manner, though. Different from the books and somewhat spoilerish because he isn't even confirmed dead yet (only really really sick and presumed dead.)


The dragon bit was heartbreaking, and my heart broke for the hound too. Jaime and Tyrion's hug was a heartstring tugger too.


When they panned the river to show Arya riding by at the end, I thought we were indeed about to get us some LS. Kinda bugged that that hasn't happened by now. I suppose they'll get to it soon, though.


Other things that kinda bug me:


All minor points, at least I hope. I can only nitpick GOT as it is so good that nothing really gets under my skin...


Now comes the wait. I'll try to keep up with the casting news and let everyone here know if I hear anything interesting.


I keep thinking that perhaps the lack of LS has to do with casting contracts.  Their budget was already stretched they probably didn't want to pay an actor for just one small scene at the end of the season. 

#2820846 so IF we draft McBuckets at #9....

Posted by teeray on 16 June 2014 - 08:01 AM

Terry remember how you were just like this over a certain WR from Georgia Tech who was eventually drafted by the Jets??

You explained away all his faults and convince yourself how good he was going to be. While I was telling you he wasn't worth a 1st 4 rounds pick.


With those pooty QBs everyone WR on that team looks like they suck.  So they keep drafting WRs and then complain about them, but it is because their OC and QBs both suck.  When the Jets were the team that drafted him I knew he was doomed.  :(


But, I also remember the time a large number of people told me Cam Newton wasn't worthy of the #1 overall pick, and was going to be a bust because he wasn't going to be able to run as well in the NFL, and he played in a gimmick offense that was "nothing" like an NFL offense, and he was a terrible passer, and that his game would not translate to the NFL.  He is a one trick pony  Etc, etc


Which is funny because this debate has evolved in very similar fashion.  I was only defending McDermott because I thought the people who just automatically wrote this guy's NBA potential off were being stupid.  Say what you want about McD, you don't score 27 ppg at 55 fg% 45% 3fg% in the MVC or Big East without being pretty fugging good at basketball and not a one trick pony.  To say otherwise is just plain stupid. 


And that was the only point I set out to make, much like when I was defending Cam when people were so determined to tell people they knew he was going to bust and set the franchise back 5 years and everyone will regret it. 


But the same thing kind of happened with McDermott that happened with Cam.  I would go and study his games, and do stats analysis to see if what you guys were saying was true.  And the more I studied him, the less and less of his criticisms are actually true, much like when I really kept diving into studying Cam, most of his criticisms weren't true.


He struggles against length... no he doesn't

He isn't athletic... yeah he is

He played a weak schedule... no he didn't

He played against small opponents... no he didn't

He doesn't create his own shots... yeah he did



The thing you haven't figured out yet is I haven't said anything about how great McDermott is going to be in the NBA.  Because I don't know.  Neither do you.  You are adamant about how much he sucks.  I just point out that there is reason to believe you are wrong.  There is also reason to believe that the criticisms against his offensive game are unfair.


Unlike you, I actually don't think I already know it all.  McDermott may very well bust.  He may also become an all-star.  That is true of nearly every draft pick.  Even sure fire picks sometimes don't work out. Sometimes players that have a bunch of questions that push them to the 2nd round ends up being great players like Paul Milsap, Monta Ellis, Stephen Jackson, Antonio Davis, etc.


I simply try to be fair to the player, either way.  I am usually not a negative person that roots for people's failures.  I will have questions, but you will hard pressed to find me being too critical of any player.  That is because I used to be a basketball player and the people who are the most critical usually don't know what they are talking about.


Honestly, I am a lot like Gruden.  I kind of like everyone, and rarely have a strong opinion in the negative.  If I recall the only two people I was pretty strongly against one of my teams drafting, it was Blaine Gabbert and MKG.  Thank God we didn't draft Gabbert, but as soon as we drafted MKG I became a believer and his biggest defender, yet some of his biggest supporters before the draft are trying to already run him out of town. 


You may end up being right.  He may end up not having a very productive NBA career.  If he flames out and fails I hope that makes you feel good.  You can come back and tell me how smart you are, and how I should have listened to you.  But trust me, you don't know what they hell you are talking about.  If he fails or succeeds it doesn't mean you know something that no one else does.  It just mean you happened to guess right.

#2820702 so IF we draft McBuckets at #9....

Posted by teeray on 15 June 2014 - 10:52 PM

The video showed you he struggles when defended by length, and again, he went up against guys who won't see an NBA court. Most of his points came off of open shots against pathetic players who just happened to have NBA "length," not against NBA-caliber players, like I said the first time. 


He "struggled" to 27.3 ppg.  lololol


30, 39, 25, & 15 points with a field goal percentage of 57%


But they all sucked.


How did he do against Villanova.  They have some length and some talented wing players.  They went 29-5.  He must have struggled against them right??  Oh, he averaged 32 ppg against them,  Hmmm


Let's see there is Providence, they have two 6-9 forwards, a  7 foot center that plays, and another 6'6 strong bodied forward.  Surely that length cut him down.  Nope.  He dropped a cool 45 points on those guys.  That is to go along with 21 points and 27 points he scored on them the other 2 games they played


Xavier had a front line with 6'10, 6'9, and 6'8 that played a bunch.  Maybe that stopped him.  Oh he scored 35 and 27 points on them?  Never mind.


That is 11 games... should I keep going??  I mean they only played 35 games, I'm already through a third of the teams that all had decent length.


Let's see.... Arizona State had a 7'2 center that is the all-time blocks leader in Pac-12 history, and was #1 in the nation in blocked shots.  That surely got him.  Nope.  He scored 27 that game.


Umm, DePaul had a rotation of 6'10 6'10 6'9 and 6'8.  He scored a cool 35 and 32 on those guy



Okay I really will stop now. 


The great irony is, that the ONLY team he struggled against last season was Georgetown.  One of the smallest teams in the Big East conference.  He also had a piss poor game against George Washington early in the season but I count that as much of an outlier as I do Hood's 2-10 performance against Mercer and Stauskas 1-5 performance against Massachusetts-Lowell.  Just pooty days


Those were the only three bad games he had all season.  One of those bad games he still mustered up 22 points but shot a low FG% so I count it against him.


Again, McD had only 4 games last season where he had a sub .400 fg%.  Stauskas had 11 games where he shot below .400

#2820667 Game of Thrones-HBO-Seasons 1, 2, 3

Posted by teeray on 15 June 2014 - 10:13 PM

One of my favorite George RR Martin writings is at the end of this chapter where Tyrion kills Tywin:


"But the stink that filled the privy gave ample evidence that the oft-repeated jape about his father was just another lie.  Lord Tywin Lannister did not, in the end, sh*t gold"





#2818663 Hornets Are Interested In McDermott At #9?

Posted by teeray on 13 June 2014 - 10:24 AM

Could care less what the picture is on the beer label.....I picked the name because I enjoy the taste of the beer. Not because of the picture.

Nice try.

There is nothing wrong with enjoying the literary classic Alice in Wonderland. You don't have to run from it.

You just like beer and pictures of Tom Petty that just happen to be in reference to Alice in Wonderland? What a coincidence!

#2818596 so IF we draft McBuckets at #9....

Posted by teeray on 13 June 2014 - 09:31 AM

Well, we will still have 16+ million to spend.  We have #24.  We have #45.


We can find a decent starting or back up SG or PG.  Hendo isn't perfect, but he isn't complete garbage.  If he starts at #2 we will be fine


McD likely play behind MKG and be a 6th man to start his career.  That is fine.  These days if you are expecting a player to come in and start right away and be great you are probably fooling yourself.


So the fact he can be a backup next season is a good thing.

#2816930 Gun Homicide Rate Down 49% Since 1993 Peak, Public Unaware

Posted by teeray on 11 June 2014 - 07:15 PM

Wrong.  You forgot to take into account US population growth.


From 1980's to 2010 US population increased by about 110 million people.


Gun Ownership decreased from 50% to 32%


Gun sales are at all time high in US in last 5 years.



Population increased by 30%-32% in last 30 years but gun ownership decreased by only 18%.  More people have guns in US than 30 years ago.


If I recall correctly it was based on % of households that own guns, as population grows so do houses.


Only about 20% of the gun owners for about 65% of the total gun ownership.

Less people per capita own guns, therefore less people per capita are dying.

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