Exactly. I don’t remember this much analysis of Gordon’s decision when he left a better team in Utah to come to Boston in the first place. It’s a fool’s errand to try to figure out what drives these decisions when we know so little about them personally or what their motivations are.
My wife suffered a similar injury in a running accident last January and has only recently regained full mobility of the ankle and leg. A syndesmosis ankle injury can be really bad depending on the damage to the ligaments.
On basketball grounds alone Brooklyn should and would trade Irving for Harden but for political reasons I think they’d avoid it. They blew up that entire organization to pair KD and Kyrie and won’t tear it down before they even play a game together. That’s suicide in terms of dealing with future...
This is almost assuredly about creating stability in the organization and avoiding the persistent narrative that PG and Kawhi could bail at the end of the year. Keeps George out of trade discussions for the rest of the season as well, which should help.
I agree. It’s bad cap management to waive Batum but it’s not damaging from a cost perspective. He was getting $27 million to not play for the Hornets anyways so whether it’s one or three years is kind of irrelevant, especially if the team isn’t expecting to have meaningful cap space over that...
I kind of get 2006 Heat vibes from this Lakers team, where it’s two superstars, one of whom is older and then a core of competent veteran pieces. That team fell off a cliff quick when Shaq aged out and the vets got complacent after their title. Maybe the Lakers will meet the same fate.
With the possible exception of Crowder, Thompson is better than anyone on that list. Sure you can find 80% of Thompson’s production for half the cost but then come playoff time you’re giving minutes to a far worse player. Incremental improvements on the margins can mean a lot for team with title...
Agreed. These aren’t bad moves, but I’m not sure I buy that swapping KCP, Rondo, Green and Howard for Harrell and Schroeder is some franchise altering upgrade either. They’ll be better in some areas next year and worse in others.
Wait, I'm admittedly a bit out of the loop on some of the modern advancements in baseball analytics, but when did we turn on Voros McCracken? Wasn't he one of the foremost minds in developing good pitching analytics?
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