I pity the fool who wears a naked chin
16-17 maybe but this article implies him AND lamb will both make all star cases THIS year.
Still, the upcoming draft is center heavy, and a lot of other factors make even 16-17 unlikely for Adams.
18 hours, 47 minutes ago on Thursday Bolts – 7.31.14
Don't know if anybody has seen this but it popped up on my google now feed... Lmmmmmmaaaaaaaoooooo
19 hours, 50 minutes ago on Thursday Bolts – 7.31.14
*yawn* this topic is crazy old. We're trading KD for Harden, a second rounder, and Cole Aldrich after he has a break out year where he averages 3.4 ppg and 4.9 rpg and has developed intangibles and a mean scowl to start in front of Adams. It's over, just accept it.
2 days, 13 hours ago on Durant applauds LeBron’s decision, talks his own
@Julius F Wrek poor McGary. His social media game is terrible. He'll never be Nick.
1 week ago on Friday Bolts – 7.25.14
@OBoy (LaFamilia) smh, I hate the Lakers but their run of coach hirings since Phil left has almost made me feel bad-ish for them...
... But not really. Burn baby burn!!!
@KindaScottish @L0rv @Thunder Thigh Highs Kuss Durbrook
Nothing that couldn't be solved by reinstating namecalling and nsfw pics
1 week, 2 days ago on Wednesday Bolts – 7.23.14
Breaking news: Lebron traded to Minny for Kevin love. Cavs confuse names on signed paperwork, Cleveland weeps, Dan gilbert takes out reservation on bin Laden's cave.
Goodness its been painfully boring every time I've stopped by the last few days.
@nasama well.. the fact that we're not really allowed to do that is the main problem at hand here
@_patrickshannon so much sads
@F_Boogie na. but lawd have mercy that avatar is wonderful. minus the part where argentina lost of course
@Russ is better than KD SAS still the safest, but we're one of the stronger ones out there
@FallenOSIRIS @nasama @L0rv @Russ is better than KD With Morrow on the roster, I think we've moved ahead of the Spurs in my head. We certainly weren't though without him, Ibaka or not.
Edit: Sorry not ahead of, but even. We were firmly behind last year in terms of roster build.
@fun police @TheresABabyFaceUnderMyBeard @L0rv depending how good you are at investing, that could be quite awesome. A millionaire at 19, and in retirement at 25.
@fun police @L0rv true, but at the end of the day, he's probably out of the league by the end of his rookie contract anyway imo
@Russ is better than KD how do you think you'll be when Durant stays, Russ leaves, and Durant + scrubs mops up on Russ and a stacked Lakers team?
@Turf is always Greener @TheresABabyFaceUnderMyBeard @Marko (Lacoste baby) puppy videos are an instant boost to any social media skillset
@fun police @TheresABabyFaceUnderMyBeard agreed on all counts
@Turf is always Greener @TheresABabyFaceUnderMyBeard however minor league hockey is much more high paid at an average of $65k yearly
@FallenOSIRIS @OBoy (LaFamilia) @okcjim i feel like this is a continual trend with them, but even moreso this year than usual
@Turf is always Greener @TheresABabyFaceUnderMyBeard baseball doesn't make much at all. Between $3k and $7.5k for a 5 month season is what they quoted in their complaint. However, that's not the most accurate representation, since they get signing bonuses based on where they are drafted, so higher draft picks may get 6 or 7 figure signing bonuses, while lower ones are quoted at around a $2,500 signing bonus.
@LONG ARM of the LAW worse .net website, jimtraber or jeremylin.net?
@Marko (Lacoste baby) yup. Like Mitch McGary the basketball player, certainly won't be following McGary the tweeter unless he makes a serious jump in quality of production.
While Ziller is a little off base, I do think the general premise has some merit. However, I maintain that Huestis was NOT going to be drafted by anybody else. He wasn't even invited to the combine for goodness sakes. That, to me, changes the narrative quite a bit. If we took a player's rights from another NBA team, then wanted to demote them to the D-League to make 25k a year, this would be a problem. But this is a guy that, unless everybody in the league did an AMAZING job of staying tightlipped, was not going to be given any NBA opportunity at all, which I think changes the story entirely.
But yeah, if the NBA wants the D-League to be a viable option, wages need to rise. Not necessarily skyrocket, but they need to be competitive with at least some of the many many markets there are for basketball players to play professionally or semi-professionally in all over the world.
@duhsweetness @Marko (Lacoste baby) that's the real issue at hand here imo. If they paid even competitive to mid level international leagues, the D-League would be a much more realistic option for development, but if guys are making teacher's pay and could make significantly more in 10+ other leagues overseas, why would they stay?
@King of Carrot Flowers the third I think I have a bit of a unique perspective because ironically, my old boss started his career under strong and then he worked for Saban. We heard many many good stories about both coaches. You're right on all of your points about Strong. I disagree with your last statement, because I believe that Saban is a transcendent personality who can single handedly turn any school (not just their football team, but other programs as well, he's had a huge impact on Bama's women's programs) into perennial contenders, because he personifies "winning culture" and is a one man injection of such.
I don't think Strong was necessarily a better choice or a worse choice. i actually think either was a great choice and Texas will have nothing but bad memories of Mack Brown after a few years of Strong.
1 week, 3 days ago on Tuesday Bolts – 7.22.14
I have nothing of value to add to this discussion, so here's a picture of me out jogging today
1 week, 4 days ago on The very important golden patch controversy
@ Luke it's like putting "LOL :)" at the end of an inappropriate or mean text that you're actually serious about but want to cover your butt just so that the person won't take offense to it even if it's actually offensive
1 week, 5 days ago on Saturday Morning Cartoons: Baby Shaq
@ Luke I'm the same way with posts about Lamb, except I always put "but he'll have some good moments too" at the end of every Lamb post instead of at the start
At his age with his basketball experience and mature build, I would say a fairly small amount. His whole situation has been curious from the jump to me
1 week, 6 days ago on Saturday Morning Cartoons: Baby Shaq
Really not sure to feel about this whole situation. I'm fairly sure huestis wouldn't have been drafted if not by us, so right now I'll just say interesting idea
Just came back from walmart
@Russ being Russ @duhsweetness I know you're in atlanta. They play this at Piedmont Park apparently now
@Jooseppi @TheresABabyFaceUnderMyBeard yeah. It's funny, mid-season the year before last you had people clamoring over guys like Mo and Ramon Sessions, and now in free agency, people are almost entirely uninterested in point guards altogether
@_patrickshannon The one that plays basketball
To answer my own question, reports are that Brooks is being targeted by the Bulls, so that's probably that. Mo's been bid on for $2.7 mil by the Mavs and his agent has said there are "better offers" but won't discuss who. So my guess is both are out the window. Think either could've been nice pieces to have. At least a whole lot nicer than a lot of the other ideas being thrown around.
@[weed wolf faction] @Durantacula @ Luke game. set. match
Is Aaron Brooks still out there? Mo Williams could also be a little interesting as a vet min guy
@ThunderMoneyBall Too many negative possibilities imo. If he plays well, awesome, but is he starter material for what we need? But if he plays poorly, you now get nothing from him, but you also may have broken Lamb's already fragile confidence and end up with him being useless as well.
If we bring in a shooting guard for camp, I'd rather it be a guy who we're a little more sure fits the bill for what we need.
@The Alpha Lamb @ Luke I'm not as down on Kendall Marshall as some, but I really get tired of arguments that players aren't doing things that they couldn't do anyway, but it's because of their team or the environment in.
Bringing Jared Dudley to the Thunder isn't going to make him a high flying dunker, just like bringing Marshall here isn't going to make him athletic enough to get to the rim more, as a matter of fact, he may get there even less because of our poor offensive system.
Essentially, the things he's done well in the NBA are exactly what he projected to do out of college, while the things he's done poorly are things people thought he would struggle with coming out of college. His team won't change that.
@[weed wolf faction] @TheresABabyFaceUnderMyBeard I guess different strokes for different folks. Right now not washing for a full family, so even if the dishes stack all week, 20 minutes on a weekend and they're all washed. Would probably be very different if I had kids running around.
@Old Man Game na. I just grew up always handwashing dishes, then we'd stick them in the dishwasher to drip dry. Especially in college, where roommates may or may not be responsible enough to rinse the tons of nasty crap off their dishes, so we just circumvented it by instilling a "wash your own dishes or we stack your dirty dishes on your bed at the end of the week" rule
@GlendaGonzales @tygablood Did you accrue the funds for these homes from your journalism profits?
@[weed wolf faction] @GREENE1148 @The Alpha Lamb @Lacoste baby Are you describing Marshall or Telfair? Sounds like both
@GlendaGonzales I'm not a fan of dishwashers either. Ours has been used as an expensive drying rack for years now.
@Tvaddic I think this is a half quote. The REAL quote was "I could sit here and tell you with 100 percent honesty that I'm happy with the effort the organization put forward this summer... BUT no way I would ever do that, because a) I'd be lying and b) have you seen my team? I wanted Shaq traded for goodness sakes. At this rate I'd take 50 year old Shaq AND Smush Parker back! Come on Mitch!* *Chokes cameraman out of anger, drops the mic, and storms off*
2 weeks ago on The Side Part: Pau’s High Brow
Trick question, who's better in the NBA, Sebastian Telfair or Johnny Bravo?
@TempBoy Brandon @Half International Man of Mystery Half Amazing If we're playing fantasy basketball can we squeeze a quality starting shooting guard into that fantasy?
Problem with Minny is they're a bit similar to Atlanta in a way in that they're just a couple pieces away from being a legitimate team, but if they lose any of their main guys to get that piece, they're then just one different piece away (except I think Atlanta's a bit closer than Minny). Do they need a point guard right now? Yeah they could use one, don't really have to have one though, could use some wing guys, but if they lose Love or Pek, well, now they're a big man away from being good, and so the cycle continues.
@GREENE1148 @TheresABabyFaceUnderMyBeard @WestCrook Sebastian Telfair, the man who.... was Sebastian Telfair
@GREENE1148 @Tvaddic on the team that was last in rpg last year.
But no really I think you have to re-sign that guy if you're Miami. Huge part of that franchise