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@MylesJackson It would take a sign and trade.
1 day, 4 hours ago on Thursday Bolts – 7.31.14
@King of Carrot Flowers the third TL;DR I felt like they took an extremely complex and intelligent show and completely dumbed it down, while leaving a ton of questions unanswered, so that everything could end neatly.
2 days, 16 hours ago on Steven Adams, New Zealand ambassador to America
@King of Carrot Flowers the third I'c currently at work at the hospital where any hospital scenes were supposed to have taken place. However, I never heard anything about them filming at Lafayette General, so I'm guessing they filmed somewhere else and then edited the signs on.
@King of Carrot Flowers the third The show turned from a dark, twisted slow burner into a CSI Miami episode where everything fell into place. McConaughey's character completely abandoned what he'd spent the entire series being. They explained absolutely nothing about the religious cult aspect, for instance, like why that black lady would start freaking out just form the name Carcosa. How had so many people bought into this religious ideology? And seriously, the bad guy ends up being some random dude that was only in the series for 15 seconds up to that point? I understand going for the surprise aspect, but they spent the entire show crafting this extremely detailed mystery, only to seemingly throw it all out of the window in favor of shock value.
If you want to know why people didn't like the final episode, just search for "True Detective finale" on Google. Here's a few examples from an article in The Atlantic:
Once again, I don't think it ruined the series, it was still really good. However, I spent the first seven episodes thinking that it was possibly the best show I'd ever seen, to simply feeling let down by the ending. Don't spend an entire season building up complexity and a distinct atmosphere if you're just going to drop it all the final episode to wrap everything up neatly. I feel like it would've served them well to stretch it another 2-4 episodes and give a little more explanation.
@Legendary_Dork @King of Carrot Flowers the third Everyone I know says they disliked it, not to mention it was universally the worst reviewed episode of the series.
@King of Carrot Flowers the third And then after that's over, watch Fargo.
2 days, 19 hours ago on Steven Adams, New Zealand ambassador to America
@King of Carrot Flowers the third Is episode 8 the final episode? If so, prepare to be disappointed. It didn't ruin the series, but it turned into a lost episode of CSI Miami.
@King of Carrot Flowers the third Madvillainy or Aquemini
3 days, 16 hours ago on Monday Bolts – 7.28.14
@TempBoy Brandon Similar to the way the team was idiotic to guarantee Huestis a contract for millions of dollars while simultaneously treating him like crap and a modern day slave.
4 days, 6 hours ago on Monday Bolts – 7.28.14
@The McAdams Bros @dollarbillrussell @Turf is always Greener You are frustratingly dumb.
@The McAdams Bros @dollarbillrussell @pteridoid @Turf is always Greener Yes, top picks bust, no one's arguing that. But the percentages are overwhelmingly in their favor in terms of becoming an impact NBA player.
@The McAdams Bros @dollarbillrussell @Turf is always Greener You don't think Presti spent all summer exploring trades. Who do you suggest they should've traded for? Did you just start following the NBA when Adams got drafted?
@The McAdams Bros @pteridoid @Turf is always Greener Go look at all-NBA teams and where players were drafted at.
@The McAdams Bros @dollarbillrussell @Turf is always Greener We tried to trade into the 2nd round... Have you not actually read the articles?
@The McAdams Bros @Turf is always Greener Kyle Anderson doesn't offer the team enough immediately to warrant giving up a roster spot. One of the whole draws of Huestis was leaving a roster spot open, while still having a guy in the system to develop.
@sammasaaron @dollarbillrussell @L0rv @King of Carrot Flowers the third I mean when he's using Jeff Green and Kevin Martin as examples of guys that the team could use... Pretty soon he'll be talking about how great of a fit Thabo would be on this team.
@Turf is always Greener @dollarbillrussell @sammasaaron @L0rv @King of Carrot Flowers the third He even makes a point of saying it's just discussion with a friend and not official reports, and then proceeds to keep mentioning how the steam is building for KD to leave and it's all percolating to the top. Seriously, he said percolating like 15 times in the few minutes I listened.
@sammasaaron @L0rv @King of Carrot Flowers the third Lowe's not even on during that portion of the show. It makes sense he'd wait to discuss that stuff until Lowe was gone and the DC guy was on.
@sammasaaron @dollarbillrussell @Sustainable Parameters @The McAdams Bros None of the impact players we're drafted that late in the 1st. The team was also in a different position than when they drafted Serge and Reggie.
@Sustainable Parameters @dollarbillrussell @The McAdams Bros Good point. We all know how many sure things there are at the end of the 1st round, especially for contending teams.
@The McAdams Bros This was reported last week. Said he proactively sought out the Spurs and Thunder. The Players Union has supported the situation and said it's a groundbreaking instance of a player essentially drafting his own team.
@King of Carrot Flowers the third KD to Washington info has leaked and is now percolating to the top. He's gonna force a trade to DC. Still talking about the Harden trade.
@L0rv @dollarbillrussell @OBoy (LaFamilia) Great point. Morrow is just a 3 point shooter that doesn't play defense, what this team needs instead is a Kevin Martin-type player...
Simmons is so fucking stupid.
@L0rv @OBoy (LaFamilia) Is Zach Lowe actually discussing this, or is Simmons just spouting off crap as usual? Who is KD gonna force a trade to lol? I can definitely imagine KD not resigning, but I see no way he forces a trade.
4 days, 7 hours ago on Monday Bolts – 7.28.14
@Bry Bry @dollarbillrussell I think Mark Jackson was a bad coach. That roster is freaking loaded. I think they'll be better, but I do see your point.
@Bry Bry I just don't think he's physically/athletically able to match up for an entire series with what the point guard position has become in the league.
@OBoy (LaFamilia) What problems?
@Bry Bry Why not? They've got all the tools to be elite. Unless you think Mark Jackson was what made that defense what it was, which I personally find hard to believe.
@sammasaaron @dollarbillrussell @JordanEraJazz Right, but the organization obviously values him. It would make sense for them to evaluate whether paying Pleiss ~$2 million would be better than resigning Perk for around the same amount.
@OBoy (LaFamilia) Thy look like scrubs.
@sammasaaron @dollarbillrussell @JordanEraJazz Teams will offer him more than the vet min.
@JordanEraJazz @sammasaaron We already know what we've got in Thabeet. It would make sense to see what we've got in Pleiss before making a decision on resigning Perk.
@d21 @dollarbillrussell I won't believe a Chris Paul-led team can win a championship until I see him get out of the 2nd round. His style of play just doesn't translate to winning in the playoffs.
@Bry Bry @dollarbillrussell They were the 3rd ranked defense in the league, behind only Chicago and Indiana. So I'd say it was pretty good. Especially when you consider that they did that playing in the West.
@Bry Bry @dollarbillrussell They had a great defense last season...
@James Haren @TempBoy Brandon No they shouldn't.
@Bry Bry @TempBoy Brandon @d21 They already know they've got a starter replacement in Adams, so it'd be smart to give Pleiss a year to see if he can function as the full time backup.
@TempBoy Brandon @James Haren Phoenix isn't going to be that good. I'll be really surprised if they make the playoffs.
How many teams have a legitimate chance to win a championship? I say five. San Antonio, OKC, Golden State, Chicago and Cleveland.
(I understand I'm higher on GS than a lot of people. I just think Kerr is going to make that offense deadly, and they've already got a great defense.)
@L0rv @dollarbillrussell @Johnny Thunder One was a really awesome human being and one was a child molester.
@Johnny Thunder And may all the 13 year old girls enjoy their innocence just a little longer.
Edit: Just for reference for anyone that doesn't know. Malone got a 13 year old pregnant when he was a sophomore in college.
@Johnny Thunder Also because Spain has a legitimate chance of winning, mostly due to the strength of their big men, which obviously includes Ibaka,
@Johnny Thunder How on earth do you get Wayman Tisdale and Karl Malone confused?
@Dominator @JordanEraJazz Plus with the potential of losing Perk next summer it would be smart to start preparing Pleiss now.
@Jabb0310 I thought this was MJOKC?
4 days, 8 hours ago on Monday Bolts – 7.28.14
@Johnny Thunder Westbrook's WCF game 4 should be on there. 40/10/5 on 50% shooting with 5 steals and only 3 turnovers.
@JordanEraJazz Seems like an odd time to finally bring him over if it's true. I guess maybe they want to give him a season to get acclimated before Perk is gone.
@Hustle Westbrook Morrow Faction @dollarbillrussell @epicurean That was my thought. Seems like an odd time to finally bring him over.
4 days, 10 hours ago on Monday Bolts – 7.28.14
@epicurean @dollarbillrussell http://www.sportando.com/en/usa/nba/129235/german-nt-coach-mutapcic-pleiss-agent-told-us-the-player-is-close-to-sign-in-the-nba.html