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With all due respect, Seth
Responding "I have not experienced these things" doesn’t make users feel like you’re concerned about the quality of their experience.
Comment 1 reply
Coral is very buggy
I’ve experienced multiple occasions where the system wouldn’t respond when I would hit "enter" so my entire comment had to be one big paragraph (this issue would occur for all users).
And there are some days where clickable options like "show gif" or "show more replies" don’t respond when I click on them.
There are other just bad UX problems like not making it clear which comments are new.
Comment 6 recs
I’ll tell you what
Nothing says "great UX" quite like creating an experience that none of the users want.
Comment 7 recs
Denzel finding his way on another NBA team told me that end times were here
Comment 2 replies, 15 recs
I can forecast what will happen from here
Someone will respond to this and say they weren’t talking about those players you just listed. They were talking about Thad, Lauri, Otto, and Theis.
We’ll respond by saying that Thad was great, but Lauri was not and Otto couldn’t stay healthy.
They’ll respond that teams would rather have Thad, Lauri, and Otto then some of the bench guys we have now.
We’ll go back and forth until the sun burns out.
There. I just saved us all the next 72 hours of our lives.
Comment 1 rec
Arch is just patiently waiting for a phone call from Koby Altman
Comment 2 replies, 8 recs
Denzel is getting a partially guaranteed two-year deal from the Cavs
I enjoy that Cleveland has decided to take the failed pieces from our rebuild and add them to their rebuild.
A brilliant strategy.
Comment 2 replies, 7 recs
I’m sorry man, but I just don’t follow your train of thought with these debates.
First of all, I don’t understand the logic of trying to throw a wet blanket on Caruso’s resume by bringing up that he played in a good situation. Holding that against him is a backwards way of looking at it. He’s not some guy who just happened to get minutes on a great team. He’s one of the reasons why that team won it all. His defense is that good.
Second of all, you’re really picking and choosing when you want to use "situation" to defend a player. Earlier, you used Bradley’s time in OKC to defend your negative opinions of him. But now you want to turn around and give Lauri the benefit of the doubt because he’s been playing in bad situations? By that logic, shouldn’t you give Bradley a break for not looking as good when he went from a contending team to a really bad, rebuilding team?
It feels like you’re blending objectivity and subjectivity together.
Comment 1 reply, 1 rec
Caruso was an essential piece to a championship
It’s not a maybe. He’s definitely better than Lauri.
Comment 1 reply, 3 recs
Speaking of Lauri
I saw a quote floating around out there that he gave to Right Down Euclid where he took a little shot at the Bulls:
"I feel like I get to play basketball the way I know rather than just having to play one role. After talking with the coaching staff, I feel like it’s pretty free here."
Entering year 5 of his career and he still is taking zero accountability for his lack of development. Can’t wait to see what subtle shots he takes at the Cavs when he joins his third team.
Comment 1 reply, 1 rec
I guess I’m confused
Your original point was that "our bench kind of sucks" but then you said you think Coby, Caruso, and DJJ are all quality bench players.
And now you’re saying TBJ is an adequate bench player and you find Alize interesting.
I just don’t understand how you can think the bench sucks but then have positive/respectable things to say about 5 of the bench players.
Comment 4 recs
Let’s not overlook the fact that Donovan was not great after the trade deadline
TBJ absolutely should have received more minutes than Denzel. And Green absolutely should have received more minutes than Arch.
But Donovan seemed determined to keep throwing Denzel and Arch out there despite the fact that TBJ and Green showed promise when they saw the court. My guess is this was due to the idea of Denzel spacing the floor (theoretically) and Arch being the type of guy who always looked good in practice.
I wouldn’t hold Donovan’s bad decisions against TBJ and Green.
Comment 2 recs
It’s just so refreshing to have a front office that’s aggressive
And not the "give up the farm for Mitch Trubisky" kind of aggressive.
This is the kind of aggressive that you can understand and appreciate.
I know I always bring up GarPax, but man…just compare this to the absolute nonsense that Pax was just spewing on Stacey King’s podcast. That doofus tried to portray himself as some kind of hero because he knew that he wasn’t good at his job for a little while now. As if admitting that he was just collecting a paycheck for the past few years is going to improve our opinion of him? I guess the lack of self-awareness is still alive and well.
Now we have a front office that actually wants to do their job. And they care about being successful at it. They’re opportunistic (Alize signing), smart (Lonzo S&T), and good at building and maintaining relationships (DeRozan signing).
Times are good.
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Good call on Westbrook
The relationship people have with him is so back and forth, it gives me whiplash.
We’re either mocking him for how his teams perform in the playoffs or praising him for his triple doubles.
There seems to just be a lack of rational conversations about him in general. I saw First Take ran a segment recently where they actually had the audacity to ask if this new Lakers team is the best big three LeBron has ever had. It was just so laughable, because it takes one second to think about that question and say "um, no." But Max Kellerman actually said yes!!! His justification was some nonsense about how AD and Westbrook have both been MVP caliber players. Obviously that was a dumb argument because a) Westbrook isn’t MVP caliber anymore and b) It’s remarkably ignorant to how great prime Wade and Bosh were.
Is Westbrook still an all-star level player? Yes. But to your point, he’s not the missing piece to a new dynasty or anything close to that.
I miss nuanced dialogue.
Comment 1 reply, 1 rec
Wouldn’t pay much attention to that theory. It makes zero sense.
Why would Rich Paul push for Lonzo – a guy known for playmaking and defense – to be traded to Chicago…only to then turn around and push for Simmons – a guy known for playmaking and defense – to also be traded to Chicago.
It makes a lot more sense to theorize that LaVine was planning on going to Klutch for a while and that’s part of the reason why Rich Paul wanted Lonzo to play with him.
Also, if Klutch had this master plan to trade Simmons to Chicago, he wouldn’t say that he wants to go to a California team.
To me, this is nothing more than the media’s obsession with talking about trading stars. It’s obnoxious and I would like to see some pushback on it take place.
Comment 3 recs
I think you’re painting this in an unnecessarily negative light
No one here thinks the Bulls are title contenders, so pointing that out is kind of just preaching the obvious.
Isn’t it actually a good thing that we have a front office that’s capable of using their connections to compete with championship contenders for "ring chasing" players?
For what it’s worth, the Warriors actually being contenders is dependent on Klay’s health, which is not the safest bet right now. But I’ll concede that they still have the reputation of a contender.
Comment 1 reply, 3 recs
I wouldn’t argue that he was an all-around player by the time he got here. When we acquired him, I specifically remember Wizards fans saying his defense wasn’t as good as it used to be. His game and conditioning all regressed after he got paid.
The most memorable thing Otto did while he was here was that video of him pouring champagne into people’s mouths in the middle of the pandemic, so you’ll have to forgive me for not joining you guys in making pro-otto arguments.
If you would prefer Otto, then ok. That’s your call. I’m happy with DJJ.
Comment 1 reply, 6 recs
The argument your trying to make is ignoring the context of roster construction
The team is drastically different now compared to when Otto was here.
DJJ doesn’t need to score like Otto could because there are now three 20+ ppg scorers on this team. If he defends and uses his athleticism to get a few buckets, then he’s done what he needs to do to help this team.
This is why I don’t think it makes much sense to compare the two. The ways in which Otto was being asked to help is different than how DJJ is going to be asked to help.
And for what it’s worth, we can’t just toss aside the fact that Otto was hardly ever healthy enough to actually help the team.
Comment 1 reply, 2 recs
I’m not even sure it makes much sense to compare DJJ to OPJ
When Otto was here, he was expected to be one of the four best scorers on the team. DJJ is primarily here for defense and athleticism. Those are two pretty different roles.
The better argument would be that DJJ should be better at his role than OPJ was at his. Hell, DJJ can clear that hurdle simply by being healthy and in shape.
Comment 1 reply, 5 recs
This is why the Sixers should have traded Simmons right after the bubble
It was clear to me in that moment that the Simmons/Embiid duo wasn’t going to work. They should have traded Ben during that offseason when they still had significant leverage.
Instead, they held onto him for another year and now their leverage is falling into pieces.
As Rusty Buckets just pointed out on his channel, people have short term memory…and this includes front offices. The Sixers are now in a nightmare situation where they need to trade Simmons, but due to his performance in the playoffs, no team is desperate to trade for him.
I’d even argue that the three teams you mentioned might play hardball. The Raptors are only a couple years removed from the title and seem pretty content with their mini rebuild. I doubt they’re dying to throw a bunch of assets at the Sixers. The Kings are a team that I could totally see wanting to hold onto their young guys and only offering some package of Barnes, Hield, and picks. The Timberwolves are dumb and I can see them not wanting to break up the DLo/KAT friendship.
The Sixers might have to settle for an underwhelming package.
Comment 2 replies, 9 recs
I don’t think anyone will disagree with you about Thad
He was fantastic last year.
I can’t go as far as to say Temple was good last year, though. He had some moments and was solid defensively. But there were also times where he almost single-handedly cost us games due to poor shots and turnovers. Overall, I’d say he was just a guy.
Regarding OPJ…idk man. If we’re making arguments in his defense then I’m not sure what we’re doing here anymore lol.
Comment 2 replies, 13 recs
The DeRozan critics have me thinking that we need to change the way we review offseasons
No more of these overall grades where someone explains that a "B" is not an "A" because of salaries.
I’d like to see two separate ratings: one for roster building and one for the financial aspects.
Because they’re sometimes two separate conversations.
For example, the Celtics I believe are getting inflated grades because they got Schroder for cheap. But do I think they actually improved their roster that much? Not really.
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Comment 4 recs
Dan Gilbert is so lucky LeBron was born in Akron
You look at some of the decisions that team has made over the past decade, it’s insane to say that they went to four straight NBA Finals.
And it’s all because the second greatest player of all time happened to be born around there.
Comment 7 recs
I think that was something they told him so they could convince him to do 10 different jobs for the cost of one salary
"No, you’re right Jim. A head coach doesn’t call season ticker holders…but a CEO does."
Comment 2 replies, 5 recs
Between Fear the Sword and Twitter, I’ve been reading Cavs’ fans reaction to the trade
And there are a funny number of parallels between our fan base and theirs with regards to how we’ve all reacted to getting Lauri:
1) Frustration with losing a beloved player (Butler for us. Nance for them.)
2) Confusion with how Lauri will fit with the other bigs on the team (Bobby and Mirotic for us. Allen and Mobley for them.)
3) Talking yourself into Lauri by bringing up surface level points (You can’t have too much shooting….He’s 7 feet tall….He’s young)
It’s all shaping up for Lauri to have a very similar relationship with Cavs fans as he did with us.
Comment 9 recs
I’m not following your concern
Lonzo, LaVine, Pat, Vuc, Caruso, and Coby can all space the floor. When I look at this roster and pick the 10 guys who will get minutes every night, DeRozan, Brown Jr, Jones Jr, and Bradley are the only ones who won’t be shooting threes. But all four of those guys have specific skillsets that will help this team, so I’m not concerned.
I mean, sure, 3/5 of the key bench guys won’t space the floor…but this isn’t hockey. Donovan won’t be making full line shifts. All the non-shooters will be playing with shooters.
You don’t have to have a roster completely made up of shooters in order to be considered a good shooting team. Hell, even the Warrior teams that revolutionized the way we view shooting had a couple of key guys that didn’t space the floor.
Comment 2 replies, 14 recs
What’s funny is that we oddly have Boylen to thank for the end of the GarPax era
Simple incompetence wasn’t leading to a house cleaning. We needed a disastrous level of stupidity. Someone who could come across as a parody of a Pax guy.
We finally got it with Jim.
Comment 3 replies, 12 recs
The end of a non-existent era
I bought into the Lauri hype early on. But the development never happened and it became clear his ceiling is that of a role player, not a star.
Too bad this hasn’t become clear to Lauri yet.
Good for him for getting paid, but he’s going to remain a bench player on a worse team.
I like the trade. Jones Jr. gives us wing depth, which could be especially necessary early on in the season if Coby isn’t ready and Brown Jr. is asked to play guard a bit. And obviously the picks are nice.
It’s nice to have a front office that actually likes to do their jobs.