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    Quote Nilanka wrote: View Post
    I can agree with that. It seems to be a team-wide affliction. Standing around in the dying minutes of a close game. It's like fear-induced paralysis, and the guy who happens to have the ball is forced to do something solo.

    But that doesn't explain the first 36 minutes of the game.
    This is true. But even though he takes long 2's at the beginning of the game at least it's off movement and it's normally a catch and shoot situation (which he's pretty good at). In the last few minutes of the game it's this give him the ball and let DD do his thing mentality and that's not his game. As someone else pointed out even Lebron has difficulty scoring in iso situations with a good defender on him. If DD took more of the long twos he takes at the beginning of the game at the end I wouldn't be as pissed. It's the dribble dribble pull up long twos that I can't stand.

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    Quote Puffer wrote: View Post
    A strange typo in the above post. You said "Some" when I think you meant "All".
    Lol that thought actually did occur to me the moment after I posted it.

    That said, Salmons wasn't half-bad in crunch time yesterday. It was just he rest of the time he was useless.

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    Quote imanshumpert wrote: View Post
    It wouldn't have been "1 extra year". You ship out Lowry and DeRozan (that's what would've been necessary to tank most likely), and the team is going to be bad for two or 3 more seasons after this one. Wiggins isn't LeBron or Durant (and even they took until year 3 to have competitive teams).

    And that's if you even get Wiggins (or whoever the best player in the draft is going to be).
    Or we don't trade Rudy? First 2 months we were shit. If tanking was the direction, we could have just kept Rudy and we would not need to trade anyone away.

    Only counterpoint is that it is not clear if MU was trying to tank or not when he trade Rudy.

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    Quote Nilanka wrote: View Post
    I just wanna know if Hayes can dunk....
    At the carnival? You bet.

    At Tim's? You know it.

    At the local swimming hole? For sure.

    On a basketball court? On a 7' rim there is no one better.
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    except at the draft, which is all homework, politics and chance.

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    Quote Matt52 wrote: View Post
    At the carnival? You bet.

    At Tim's? You know it.

    At the local swimming hole? For sure.

    On a basketball court? On a 7' rim there is no one better.
    I once saw Hayes "Chocolate Thunder" a Nurf net. True story....
    "I don't lie. I willfully participate in a campaign of misinformation." - Fox Mulder

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    Quote Jangles wrote: View Post
    Or we don't trade Rudy? First 2 months we were shit. If tanking was the direction, we could have just kept Rudy and we would not need to trade anyone away.

    Only counterpoint is that it is not clear if MU was trying to tank or not when he trade Rudy.
    If he wasn't when he traded Rudy (which was at least as much for financial flexibility), trading Lowry to the Knicks was definitely a tank move.

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