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    geez guys take it easy on the guy, what do you expect, all-stars at the end of bench? Christ, why do we even employ 15 players? Based on what some of you are saying we may as well just cut the 11, 12, 13, 14 and 15th guys from the team.

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    Quote JawsGT wrote: View Post
    geez guys take it easy on the guy, what do you expect, all-stars at the end of bench? Christ, why do we even employ 15 players? Based on what some of you are saying we may as well just cut the 11, 12, 13, 14 and 15th guys from the team.
    hahaha

    Yes, true, my bad Charles!

    I was abit hard on poor Nando here..... dude might come in and hit a winner one game when we need him most, ya never know.

    I'm still calling him Calrissian though.


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    Quote JawsGT wrote: View Post
    geez guys take it easy on the guy, what do you expect, all-stars at the end of bench? Christ, why do we even employ 15 players? Based on what some of you are saying we may as well just cut the 11, 12, 13, 14 and 15th guys from the team.
    I never understand when people complain about end of the bench players. They are what they are, and every team has them. Most of them collect a large cheque for not even playing, so who gives a shit? I think people expect a team of all-stars sometimes... Let's concentrate more on the dudes that actually get minutess, and forget about the Landry Fields, Dwight Buycks and Julyan Stone's.
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    Quote Mack North wrote: View Post
    I never understand when people complain about end of the bench players. They are what they are, and every team has them. Most of them collect a large cheque for not even playing, so who gives a shit? I think people expect a team of all-stars sometimes... Let's concentrate more on the dudes that actually get minutess, and forget about the Landry Fields, Dwight Buycks and Julyan Stone's.
    The better the end of bench you have, the better practices are, the higher overall standards your team has, the more options the coach has...

    There's definitely a reason to at least be aware of a team's deep bench.

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    Quote Mack North wrote: View Post
    I never understand when people complain about end of the bench players. They are what they are, and every team has them. Most of them collect a large cheque for not even playing, so who gives a shit? I think people expect a team of all-stars sometimes... Let's concentrate more on the dudes that actually get minutess, and forget about the Landry Fields, Dwight Buycks and Julyan Stone's.
    How can you forget about Buycks? Don't you remember his dominating Summer League? GOAT potential right there!

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    Quote blackjitsu wrote: View Post
    The better the end of bench you have, the better practices are, the higher overall standards your team has, the more options the coach has...

    There's definitely a reason to at least be aware of a team's deep bench.
    Don't get me wrong, it's very important to have a strong bench, especially for a team without any superstars. It's just that I often hear people complaining about or praising guys that just aren't going to get minutes, whether it's with this team or with any other team. I don't wanna knock Nando, because I don't know very much about him. I do know that Casey seems pretty set in his regular lineups, and barring injury, de Colo just won't see much action at this point in the season. From what I have seen of him in the past, he seems like a guy that's gonna come in with energy and passion. Can't knock that.

    Some people like to complain when these guys come in and don't do anything though. But can you really blame them if they don't get regular minutes?
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    Quote Mack North wrote: View Post
    Don't get me wrong, it's very important to have a strong bench, especially for a team without any superstars. It's just that I often hear people complaining about or praising guys that just aren't going to get minutes, whether it's with this team or with any other team. I don't wanna knock Nando, because I don't know very much about him. I do know that Casey seems pretty set in his regular lineups, and barring injury, de Colo just won't see much action at this point in the season. From what I have seen of him in the past, he seems like a guy that's gonna come in with energy and passion. Can't knock that.

    Some people like to complain when these guys come in and don't do anything though. But can you really blame them if they don't get regular minutes?
    thats basically everyone on ross last season when he was just garbage with limited minutes. i think novak is also getting some unwarranted criticism too.

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    Quote iblastoff wrote: View Post
    thats basically everyone on ross last season when he was just garbage with limited minutes. i think novak is also getting some unwarranted criticism too.
    I agree with Novak. Dude has been nothing but a pro when his name gets called. And if it doesn't get called? Still a pro. Stand up guy, he will prove valuable down the stretch and in the playoffs with his capabilities.
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    Quote 4hunnit_degreez wrote: View Post
    Nando is to busy making chicken
    Dishing deliciousness. (he's our depth for the postseason, wouldn't worry about it)

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    I was reading where Nando had asked for a trade out of San Antonio looking for a better chance to play.

    Gregg Popovich said recently that Nando De Colo requested a trade earlier in the season. Were you exploring a trade all season, or did the deal with Toronto (traded Austin Daye to the Spurs for De Colo last month) just pop up last minute? RC Buford: I mean we looked for opportunities to help our team. There were times when Nando was playing a significant role that made it more difficult than other times because of injuries and such, so when opportunities became available that allowed us to help Nando accomplish his goals and give us an opportunity to look at Austin and see if he might be able to fit; I mean, often times things happen closer to the deadline than most, but it doesn’t mean that you were pursing it any harder or any less hard earlier than that. It’s just, people tend dance toward the deadline. San Antonio Express-News - See more at: http://hoopshype.com/rumors/tag/nand....8jKu1SQc.dpuf


    Still wondering why we have not given him a chance to play a little more, this guy could have an Anthony Parker type impact on the team.

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    Quote mike, prague wrote: View Post
    I think Landry gets enough rest ... more like Lowry would need a rest here there ...
    This made me lol. Get Landry rest!

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    Those end-of-bench-players....they are still NBA players who were selected by teams in the best basketball league in the world. Some respect please. Of all the hundreds of thousands "good" basketball players in the world they stand above.

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    Quote Bendit wrote: View Post
    Those end-of-bench-players....they are still NBA players who were selected by teams in the best basketball league in the world. Some respect please. Of all the hundreds of thousands "good" basketball players in the world they stand above.
    Will somebody PLEASE think of the end of the bench children? !?

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    Quote WJF wrote: View Post
    Still wondering why we have not given him a chance to play a little more, this guy could have an Anthony Parker type impact on the team.
    I think it would be risky to mess with the rotation this late in the season. Stick with what's working, with some minor refinements leading up the playoffs.

    Nando, unfortunately for him, isn't part of the equation.
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    Quote Bendit wrote: View Post
    Those end-of-bench-players....they are still NBA players who were selected by teams in the best basketball league in the world. Some respect please. Of all the hundreds of thousands "good" basketball players in the world they stand above.
    To be the 15th guy on an NBA team you basically were: The best player on the playground, the best player in your high school, probably the best player on your college team and if you're not from California, NY or Texas, top 5 player in your state, province, country.

    And now you're ranked 51 in NBA 2K

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    who cares if they killed in HS?

    Respect?

    Meh, they get human respect....but as ball players, they are pine riding stiffs who are there to hold a place, and facilitate trades. Nando is no good, if he were any good, he'd be playing.

    Not everyone can be good.
    But everyone gets paid.

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    Quote Craig wrote: View Post
    who cares if they killed in HS?

    Respect?

    Meh, they get human respect....but as ball players, they are pine riding stiffs who are there to hold a place, and facilitate trades. Nando is no good, if he were any good, he'd be playing.

    Not everyone can be good.
    But everyone gets paid.
    If gay weren't traded, Ross would be riding the pine all season.

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    You dont know that so shut up.


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    Quote Nilanka wrote: View Post
    I think it would be risky to mess with the rotation this late in the season. Stick with what's working, with some minor refinements leading up the playoffs.

    Nando, unfortunately for him, isn't part of the equation.
    I agree. I've got no interest in seeing him out there, unless it's maybe to give Kyle some extra rest? The rotation seems so solid right now, in terms of personnel. I won't get into the weird minute distributions to certain players but yeh :d

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