Leonard and Granger? Sick!
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Good Move! Anyone know if Monica will be at the game?
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I'm not in panic mode.
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@GaziR You're right, there's no reason you should be panicking at this time. It's early and our record is (15-4). I could understand if the record was reversed.
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@isaacd35 Lol nah. I thought I'd just mess with you. I haven't been on here in a while. It's only so many people on here willing to debate. Plus you punk'd out and never answered my question. But it's all good. I expected you not to say anything. I did make your point invalid because you mentioned George as one of the talented player's Leonard didn't face against in college. Scratch George's name off your original point, and you make better sense. I see you followed my steps to success. You went back to the lab, fixed your mistake, and gave me a revised meaning. Good Job, Snooki!
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@gruelingslate Is this still your Finals prediction?
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@asoto You can't understand why Ayres is getting minutes? That's another big we have on the team. Ayres getting minutes allows Duncan to get rest. I agree that Baynes should be getting minutes too. I don't know about him taking Ayres minutes though, as I think it would be useful if both players are playing together at times on the court. In my opinion, Ayres has the potential to get better. He's in a new system and will need time to adjust. We're still in the early part of the season. Give him some time.
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@isaacd35Kawhi Leonard did play against Paul George in College. Leonard was a freshman and George was a sophomore. Don't believe me? Watch Leonard's post-game interview from last nights game on the Spurs website, he says it out of his own mouth. I thought you said you watched Leonard in college? "Yeah, I did see him in college." "Exactly, and he also didn't go up against Lebron James, Carmelo Anthony and Paul George and a plethora of other talented small forwards in the league." Are these not your words? "Your basketball knowledge is the same as anybody else's on this website (but I have more of course)." Evidently you enjoy lying to yourself.
3 months ago on Popovich says Kawhi is better than Bowen
@isaacd35 @DifferentVSTheSame What are you hoping I understand?
3 months, 3 weeks ago on Popovich says Kawhi is better than Bowen
@isaacd35 @DifferentVSTheSame Dude, what is wrong with you? Still talking about the same thing. I thought you was going to be like alright, let's talk some basketball. Here you're calling me names to build yourself some confidence. You weak. But I understand why you do it. Don't nobody love you. Wasn't tough enough for Daddy was you? Weak minded little boy. You have some idea of basketball because you watch the Spurs. But even with that knowledge you still don't know enough. Probably, don't even play basketball. You just a Spurs fan running his mouth. Say some more dumb stuff, cookie.
@isaacd35 @DifferentVSTheSame Actually, I did say it go look on my profile. Again you don't pay attention. Follow directions. When you get this one go on my profile it has my accurate stuff. I'm not making up stuff. I see you're still reading post I made before I edited them. So, to stop the confusion look at what I said on my profile before you send another post. Buttercup? You must be the evil villain HIM. From the things you said it didn't appear that you were saying Leonard is better than today's Jefferson. It sounded like you were saying he's better than him in general. As if Jefferson never did anything in the league. I was like well then you must have never seen him play before the Spurs. You wanted to be funny, so I found my way of being funny too. You probably have had some good debates prior to this one. I'm just making it known I'm not like everybody you've debated before. I wanted to see how much you knew about what you were talking about. You gave some credit, but you still missed something. The system did have some part in his being unsuccessful with the team. The Spurs didn't use Jefferson in more ways for him to be successful for them. Notice the system is still about the same since he left. Leonard is just now getting more calls offensively. So, with more calls we should see more from Leonard than we have in his first two years in the league. I said before that by doing certain things it can change a person's mentality. In this case it did. Jefferson hasn't been the same since he left the Spurs. DeJuan Blair is hungry to beat the Spurs and I'm not mad at him for wanting to. I felt the Spurs didn't believe in him either. Did I say I knew everything about basketball? I said you don't know basketball as a tactic move. I guess, we are both sensitive lol. Who knows everything about basketball? Coaches and players are still continuing to learn new things in the league. I believe I said I wasn't perfect and you weren't either. My knowledge on basketball comes from playing, watching, learning from others who have played, coached or studied it. I feel I analyze the game more than you do. I continue to study the game because I love it. You sound like a person who just watches the game. The bum probably would give me a better conversation. I don't know basketball? As "Radio" would say, "That's a goo' one!" Let's change this up, I'm getting tired of talking about the same thing. I don't care why you call Jefferson "Dick" or any other Richard. You aren't hearing me on this so why bother continue discussing it. If you so called know basketball and want to debate show me what you know. You may know some real stuff. But I'm not seeing it in this discussion. You may think the same from me in a different one too.
@isaacd35 @DifferentVSTheSame I said mental and spiritual issues. "Skipping." Insane was not the word I used. The meaning of mental and spiritual was how you took it. You took it as me calling you insane, but I did not call you insane. I guess you're insane to think I called you that. I was basically just saying you got some issues. Like you referred to Richard Jefferson as "Dick." Your meaning for that name is not the same as someone like Andy Dick. And the way I took it was not the same. I'm not really one for calling a man named Richard, "Dick," anyway. Little Richard don't even call himself that. Richard Rich Jr. said don't call me Dick call me "Richie." Dick Tracy was cool though. I said you may watch basketball, but you don't know it. Meaning you obviously do watch some basketball, but you don't really understand the game as much as you think you do. You clearly didn't understand my bringing up Jefferson in the first place. My intention was to only mention him once. Then you kept thinking I was trying to compare who's the better player. After a while I just decided what the heck compare because this dude just ain't getting it. My bringing him up for the last time, was because of the "Bowen role." The article is about Leonard and Bowen. I mentioned that Leonard is not Bowen and neither is Jefferson. But the Spurs are still wanting to find that man who can fill that role. Spurs tried to do the Bowen thing with Jefferson and it didn't work liked they hoped. Here they're doing it with Leonard and it's worked out much better for them. Both Jefferson and Leonard had to make adjustments in the Spurs system. Both players came into a new system and had to learn new things. Both came in as athletic SF who could do more offensively than Bowen. You were saying Leonard hadn't learned yet offensively. I disagreed with you. I think he does know some offense and is willing to learn more ways to improve his game. I feel Leonard is capable of doing more than he has done in his first two years with us. He's shown that and deserves to be given a chance to show it this year. I said I was glad the Spurs were looking to include him more in their offensive game plan. I said so myself that Leonard has adapted better and has been the better player for the Spurs than Jefferson. I don't think Jefferson completely sucks as a player. I feel he just wasn't that good for us. How he does elsewhere is on him. When he got traded to the Spurs I thought he would be good player for us because of the things I had seen from him with the Nets and Bucks. I think the Spurs did too. I'll admit I was really happy when the Spurs traded him for Stephen Jackson. I like Jack. And I knew "Captain Jack" was glad to be back. Stephen Jackson brings a different edge than Jefferson. We needed some toughness on the team. Jefferson in my opinion just didn't adapt well in the Spurs system and it showed on the court. He wasn't consistent shooting and he got soft. He also struggled in some other areas he's really good at. It's not that he's incapable of scoring, but for some reason he was poor for us. He wasn't all the time though. That game against Portland where he dunked on Oden I thought was going to continue throughout the season. But the Spurs had him primarily shooting corner 3's. And he just didn't take the initiative to make things happen for himself. After some time to really think about his role on the team I felt the Spurs did limit him at times. But he accepted a limited role. Jefferson was capable of doing more than shooting 3's. I guess, I can somewhat understand why Jackson didn't want to say Leonard was better than him and didn't want to accept a limited role. He knew he was capable of doing more. Dude still had that hunger inside of him. I can dig that. How many corner 3's did you see Jefferson shoot in that mix video I so called accidentally sent you? You admitted that you almost changed your mind. But when it occurred was along time ago. That goes to show you at least Jefferson was a heck of a player at one point. Leonard has potential to really be somebody in this league. He's shown a lot in 2 years and looks like he's only going to get better. I just want the Spurs to allow him the chance to shine outside of the 3 point line. I've never been more wrong in my life? You probably haven't even dealt with as much crap as I have in life. The fact you wouldn't even look at a 3 min video shows me fear and an unwillingness to want to make sure you're right when talking to me. What are you afraid of? A few things you did say were right and I credited you for it. I'm not perfect and you aren't perfect. Mistakes happen. You just so happen to be making a lot of them in this discussion. It's all good though. Debates are fun to me. In due time you too can improve your knowledge on the game like Leonard. I think it's a good time for you to make some adjustments. Because right now watching the game is the best thing going your way.
@isaacd35 @DifferentVSTheSame Did I say you were insane? Is insane in any of my post? That's you calling your own self that. Just like you calling another man sweetie and sweetheart. You may think it's to be funny, but something is wrong with you. I didn't send the wrong video. I was going to say something about it, but I found the other video because it went with what I had recently discussed with you. I deleted it and sent the other one. You apparently got my before edited post. Project Spurs kept moving my stuff around which was frustrating. I eventually figured some things out when writing on this site. That's why I said go to my profile because what I had to say was there. I said you're dumb at reading because you don't read what is being said. You skip stuff. You're so caught up with your idiotic basketball knowledge that you don't realize it's off. This ain't really a debate because you don't know basketball. You didn't look up any stats. Which shows me you assume you know what you're talking about. You probably make up stuff because you know you're wrong and hope a person will give in to your stupidity. If someone were to say, who's better Jordan or LeBron? A person can't even make an argument with you because you'll be the one to say Jordan played along time ago. Don't say you wont because you're doing it here with Leonard and Jefferson. You're saying Leonard is better than Jefferson, right? Right now, you're right. Leonard is performing way better than Jefferson. Jefferson is not doing much right now. He's lost some steps. So, Leonard is the better player today. But let's see if that changes or stays the same by matching up Jefferson's first two years against Leonard's. Young vs Young. Notice I made it reasonable as Leonard has just started his 3rd year. I know you didn't look it up though and you don't have to. I did that comparison simply to see how much you knew about both players. You may watch basketball, but you don't know basketball.
One of my favorite players, the so called "Quiet One"
@isaacd35 @DifferentVSTheSame You're one dumb person when it comes to reading. Plus, I sent a video of Jefferson talking during one of the Spurs Training camps. So, I don't know if Project Spurs gave you the one I resent when I edited my post. Go to my profile and look again. He talks about adjusting in the Spurs system. Yes, Jefferson is starting for the Jazz. He's started every game so far. I didn't say that Leonard was better than Jefferson. And I didn't say that Jefferson was better than Leonard. But look at both players stats in their first 2 years? You get your answer as of right now. I said that Leonard has been better for the Spurs. And that he's fit in the system better. I compared the two simply because both players are athletic SF who were used to fill the Bowen role and had to make adjustments in the Spurs system. If I'm not mistaken Jefferson got traded Leonard's rookie year. The Spurs don't use players the same way as other teams. Imagine Leonard right now playing for the Bulls. You think the Bulls would use him the same way as the Spurs? Think of him going into their system as a rookie. What if Leonard was playing for the team that had drafted him, Indiana? Think he would be used the same way as the Spurs? Think he would act the same way? But this Leonard stuff all started when you made it seem like he didn't know much offense and that he didn't have to make adjustments when he came to the Spurs. You don't pay attention to detail. I had a feeling you would say Parker makes everyone better. While Parker has gotten better as a point guard, truthfully it's the Spurs system. You don't remember when the Spurs wanted Kidd after they beat him in the Finals? It's a reason why Pop wanted him on the team. And for Pop and R.C. to say they wanted both Kidd and Parker, guess where they wanted to place Parker? 03-04 starting lineup would have been: Kidd, Parker, Ginobili, Duncan, Nesterovic. Parker is a scoring guard. Look at Parker's euro stats. How many assist per game has he avg. ? His assist numbers are higher with the Spurs. Kidd, Paul, Nash, Rondo and even Rubio to name a few are guys who have a passer's mentality. Deron Williams was once like that back when he was with the Jazz. Guys with that mentality make those around them better. They try to make plays for their teammates more than looking to make plays for themselves. Another way of saying it is, pass first and score if necessary. That's why they're are capable of fitting in multiple systems and can still be successful. The Spurs have found ways to use Parker with his flaws and still be successful. How? Coaching and Role players. Parker may reach his teammates verbally. But saying he makes everyone around him better with his play is like saying the same for Westbrook. You may watch basketball, but you don't know basketball.
Watch the whole thing. He said it himself.
@isaacd35 @DifferentVSTheSame You got mental and spiritual issues. Probably was the nickname you gave Jefferson for Halloween. You didn't even answer my question about Parker and the Spurs system. Keep skipping "Skip Bayless." You said it, "our system." Jefferson didn't fit well in "our system." The Spurs were hoping they could have somewhere near the same success as they had with Bowen with Jefferson. Here they're doing the same thing with Leonard. If you think not, where does Leonard primarily shoot the ball? Pop and RC knew Jefferson could score and that's why they traded for him. Jefferson wasn't consistent enough and so they let him go for a guy they felt could give them "buckets." Stephen Jackson knew the system, right? So, it wasn't just any guy they traded for. You said so yourself that Jefferson and Leonard are different players. So, why should I expect Jefferson to do the same things as Leonard? That's like me thinking De Colo is going to do the same things as Ginobili. If Leonard wasn't hitting his shots you probably would be calling him the same thing you call Jefferson. Kawhi Leonard has been the better player for the Spurs. He's adapted better in the system than Jefferson. He's been more "consistent." To answer your question, Jefferson is playing for the Jazz. Which shows me he's still capable of contributing in some way. Am I going to blame other teams for his struggles today? If he misses shots that's on him. But the fact is he still has to get adjusted to the new system. All coaches don't use players the same way. You obviously didn't play sports, because if you did you would know that. You mentioned Leonard having double-doubles, well when your starting C is averaging 4 rebounds a game somebody has to go get the ball. Leonard when drafted was said to have a mentality like Dennis Rodman. Makes sense why I see him going after rebounds like he does.
@isaacd35 @DifferentVSTheSame Sweetheart? Fix your mind man. You keep sounding suspicious. Charles Barkley aka "Chuck" = Washington Generals, get it? My comparison was not who's the better player between Leonard and Jefferson. It was the way the Spurs have used both players when trying to fill the Bowen role. You admitted you didn't watch Jefferson so I see why you aren't making a lot of sense when talking about him. Jefferson is trash for scoring 20 a game for a team that was bad? He did the same when scoring for a team that was good. Why'd the Spurs trade 3 guys for him if he was that bad? Leonard came into the Spurs system as a rookie. Jefferson came in as a veteran having already played years in the league. Basically, they asked a veteran guy to change the way he's played for years and do something he's not used to doing. When you do stuff like that you can mess with a person's mentality. It takes time to adjust in what's new to you. Do you remember when Gary Payton spoke about how difficult it was for him to adjust into the Lakers system? Like Jefferson and Payton, Leonard also had to adjust. He's getting more comfortable the more he plays. But he's still young and has much to learn. You said Jason Kidd makes everyone around him better, right? My question to you is, does Tony Parker make everyone around him better or is it the Spurs system?