Woudl you have asked that at the beginning of the year - with this same cast of players?Originally posted by <b>tlong</b>!
I thought one of the directives was to remain competitive? That is clearly not happening. This team almost hurts to watch sometimes. They are BAD.
No Bonzi, no Pippen, no Sabonis, no impact FA, no impact draft pick and now no Rasheed (for the time being)? I would have said that the leftover Blazers would stink.Originally posted by <b>ABM</b>!
Woudl you have asked that at the beginning of the year - with this same cast of players?
Distractions, my man, distractions....
That's hard for me to accept from you, Ed.Originally posted by <b>Ed O</b>!
The team is actually better right now than I would have predicted because ZR has turned out to be better than I thought he'd be this season.
I'm sorry, ABM. Sometimes the truth hurts.Originally posted by <b>ABM</b>!
That's hard for me to accept from you, Ed.
Nope. I said rather specifically that the Nuggets are clearly better than the Blazers since the Bonzi trade. You can see itThis team is on-pace for a 35 win season - about the same record you predicted the Nuggets would end up having. And, IIRC, you still believe the Blazers are good deal better than the Nuggets - even without Bonzi.
I just disagree that they're a lot better than their record shows. With Rasheed, they're better... and maybe a lot better. Without him? They're not a .125 team (as they've been their last 8 games), but they're not a .500 team, either.Like I mentioned, this team is a lot better than their record shows. The distractions have been devastating to them. And, until they subside, or cease, expect more of the same - lack of focus and unproductivity - resulting in losses.
Thanks for taking the time to dig up your remarks. I stand corrected.Originally posted by <b>Ed O</b>!
.....With Rasheed, they're better... and maybe a lot better.....
Including last night's game, over the last 4 seasons Wallace has missed under 20 games total do to injuries and suspensions. One of the best things about him is that he has stayed relatively healthy even when averaging big minutes. With that sort of track record, I don't think management would need to worry about losing him and that he probably just has a twisted ankle like the whole organization is contending. But thats JMHO.Originally posted by <b>tlong</b>!
The funny thing is...I don't believe Sheed is hurt. I think management is not playing him to avoid the possibility of him getting hurt. It's not as easy to trade damaged goods.