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So your agent overvalued you. It happens. You are not the first and you won't be the last to think you are worth more than you really are. You should have gotten better advice, more realistic advice.
But back to your agent making you look bad. Now some puppet writer from Comcast named Chris Haynes writes an article so slanted toward your side that you would believe that your agent wrote it himself. An article that talks about your relationship with the Suns being ruined and close to irreparable and the Suns undermining your value and how you are angered. Wow, did your agent pay this clown to write this or just pay him to print it? I mean he can't honestly believe what he is writing.
So let's do this. Let's repair this relationship with the Suns that your side believes is in shambles.
Fire your agent. Get some real representation. Start over.
Simply due to the nature of the sports I'm more confident the 76ers plan will work out than I am the Cubs or Astros will.
Again, it's been 13 months. Shouldn't we give this some time? None of the high-upside guys they drafted have even played an NBA game yet but we want them to start spending money as if they're ready to win now?
I agree that Embiid has some very serious health concerns, but saying he's "not a Shaq/Admiral level prospect anyway" is misleading in the sense that the guy most wanted to compare him to was Hakeem, which isn't that far off and is still a #1 on a championship team.
Why then is everybody so irate about Cleveland winning three times in four years? What's the difference, other than personal distaste about Gilbert?
(A) you need less of them to succeed in the NBA and (b) their development seems to be more predictable in basketball.
As a Cavs fans, I damn well admit that this team doesn't deserve anything it's gotten. But I'll still be glad to reap any rewards and tell myself that deserve's got nothin to do with it.
Olajuwon is Embiid's absolute ceiling, and the chances of that are slim. Guys that good simply don't come around very often. And I say that as a big supporter of Embiid. And Olajuwon never had anything close to the kinds of health questions that Embiid does.
b) Is not a Shaq/Admiral level prospect anyway.
Olajuwon is Embiid's absolute ceiling, and the chances of that are slim. Guys that good simply don't come around very often.
other than that I'm not sure how best to work with your holding basketball teams to a higher standard for what constitutes success than baseball teams.
As a Lakers fan who is still bitter about the Veto and about Gilbert's email thereof, I have complained a lot about Gilbert and will complain about him again. But I think most of us can agree that Gilbert notwithstanding, if any city's sports fans "deserve" a huge series of breaks, it's Cleveland's.
IMO, no. O'Neal and Robinson were consensus #1s and were seen to be franchise players before they left college. They were bigger, stronger, better and more developed than Embiid, even a healthy Embiid, would be/is.
The excitement around Embiid comes from the similarities between him and Olajuwon
I have a hard time believing George's career isn't over. I actually have a hard time believing he will ever walk normally again. (What has happened to the other athletes who have suffered this type of injury?)
Kevin Ware came back, albeit arguably not 100%. It ended Tyrone Prothro's career.
To my mind -- and I could simply be wrong about this -- it is because they were scrimmaging in this Team USA thing with a cheap setup. It seems like the base for the basket that he landed on is too close to the court. It is this base that did him in.
In the latest signal that a Kevin Love deal to Cleveland is inevitable, Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor told the St. Paul Pioneer Press that a trade of the All-Star forward is "likely" by Aug. 23 or Aug. 24.
Aug. 23 happens to be the first day Cavaliers rookie Andrew Wiggins is eligible to be traded.
Cleveland signed Wiggins to a four-year deal on July 24, but because of league rules on rookie deals, the Cavs are not able to trade him for at least 30 days.
"I'm saying it's most likely because Kevin has made it pretty clear that that's what he wants to do," Taylor told the Pioneer Press, adding that his preference is to keep Love in Minnesota.
Windhorst reported as speculating Philly in on the Wiggins/Love deal; Thad Young to Minny, Anthony Bennett to Philly.
Bennett draws a ridiculously high salary for a player of his caliber. Even if he's more talented then a mid-late first round pick, he makes four times as much money and will be a free agent at least 2 years earlier. I think the Sixers could definitely get better value for Thad.
I watched the game to see Rose, and usual caveats apply, but he looked like how he did last preseason - as fast and athletic as ever, and really rusty. He had a stretch of 3 straight bad TOs - forced drives/mishandling, including the one that led directly to the breakout where George got hurt. Before George got hurt, I was wondering if something was wrong because he just looked awful - his timing was off, his shot was broke, he looked very out of sync. The injury obviously overshadowed that, but if he was off or something it might have played a role in misjudging his jump/landing (yes, I submitted this wonderful speculation in my application to ESPN).
For Bennett, there is also another thing, if he really suck this bad, then his none guaranteed 7m+ deal going into next year is actually quite useful for money matching propose in a trade, more so than Thad Young anyway.
The Sixers are likely to trade Thad Young for SOMETHING anyway, and a it's hard to convince me that a late first rounder or something is clearly better than Anthony Bennett.
who famously played for the Russian national team, and I assume has lots of international pro experience as most of the WNBA stars seem to have.
@ESPNSteinLine: San Antonio Spurs just announced the hiring of Becky Hammon as an assistant coach
Philly should continue their efforts to get every young long big and trade Young for Capela. Do Rockets have a trade exception to make it work?
Color me not surprised it was San Antonio that did this. If they were not in Texas and hadn't stomped on my Wolves many years ago they would be my favorite team. They are so smart and well run it almost isn't fair.
What's wrong with Texas?
Is there anyone at this point who thinks that there will NOT be a Love-Wiggins trade on 8/23?
If we want to get a better sense of the future of Paul George, the Indiana Pacers star who fractured his right leg while scrimmaging with Team USA last week, we need a more comprehensive way of identifying star players who got hurt. I searched our NBA database for players since 1976-77 to whom the following happened:
First, the player had an All-Star-caliber season. I define this as a player worth at least 7.5 wins above replacement (WAR) as based on statistical plus-minus (see more about that statistic here). There are about 25 players who meet this threshold each year in the NBA, about as many as make one of the league All-Star teams.
Then, the next season, he played in 20 or fewer games for reasons having principally to do with his injury.
Interesting basketball injury article at 538.
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