"Victory at all costs, victory in spite of all terror, victory however long and hard the road may be; for without victory, there is no survival."
Rinse and Spin....and repeat constantly by the newspaper scribes.
As in his opening news conf. is Ujiri REALLY going to tell these guys/us what his plan is? Is he going to name shopping names if indeed he is? What is he supposed to say in answer to impatient questions? The answer seems to be typically identical....anyone is available at a price to improve the team (for other GMs consumption), I am not going to give my players away (for other GMs and us), perfectly happy to begin the season with this team (for GMs and players on team showing confidence). He has to address all constituencies when answering these questions.
This is the first day of f/a signings. There are still some value names to be signed. Teams who miss out on them have to fallback to trading possibilities. In the immediate term I see this period extending for at least a month/maybe shorter of transaction activity before there is some certainty about the team content starting the season. He is leaving his options open. He gains nothing by telling anyone what his true opinion of the team is (we have only TL's) but speak in generalities. I would have been disappointed if he did otherwise.
head to http://www.sportsnet.ca/590/ in order to listen in and comment on the fly
"Tanking is disrespectful to the team, the players, and the fans."
Thanks for posting this! I'm listening right now
Interesting point of view on not taking a chance and tanking: "what if some of them stay in school? then what do we do?"
"we won't be taking on ANY long term contracts." - Masai Ujiri
"We're basically in a win-win situation right now... if we do well then good, if we do bad, then it isn't totally disastrous."
"we have a two year plan here" - Masai Ujiri
"We looked over the past three years, and the three years I was here... even back at his rookie year. From that information, we came to the conclusion that time was up." (on Bargs)
"We'll keep options open with Camby, I've known him for a long time."
on Camby. "we are going to keep our options open."
All of these things he's saying. His opinions. They could change 6 months from now..
If Your Uncle Jack Helped You Off An Elephant, Would You Help Your Uncle Jack Off An Elephant?
Sometimes, I like to buy a book on CD and listen to it, while reading music.
Things I took from this.
1.) He is gearing up to have a much flexibility as humanly possible in 2015
2.) adamant about not taking on any long term contracts. Which makes it tough to tank when you wont take back shit contracts.
3.) Only tanking that is going to occur will be of the natural variety. I.E. we just end up plain sucking. As he says its win-win if we suck we win if we don't we win.
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