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@SusanSobon for fucks sake lady.  people are living longer than they were 70yrs ago.  its fucking fact.  read a damn medical book or 9, stop spewing your idiocy or stop wasting air.  

11 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://www.newrepublic.com/article/115551/jenny-mccarthy-anti-vaccination-movement-blame-whooping-cough

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@SusanSobon @melissahebbard oh for fucks sake lady, i already told you.  its b/c of the rampant use of Abx's, the fact people largely do not die from infections anymore, and Abx's do not kill every bug, some survive due to mutations.  these bugs then multiply and all their kids are also stronger against said Abx.  how can you have such strong opinions on such issues when its painfully clear you know absolutely nothing about medicine or science in general?  seriously? do you not realize you know nothing about medicine, science and the healthcare field? 

11 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://www.newrepublic.com/article/115551/jenny-mccarthy-anti-vaccination-movement-blame-whooping-cough

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@SusanSobon @AJ2 @jfred proven safe in the fact that hundreds of millions have gotten these vaccines and the numbers of adverse reactions remains miniscule.  again, its all about the odds.  

11 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://www.newrepublic.com/article/115551/jenny-mccarthy-anti-vaccination-movement-blame-whooping-cough

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@SusanSobon @jfred @galaxiou @AJ2 i simply say, again, that nothing is 100%. vaccines simply improve your odds vs that/those diseases.  its that simple.  life is quite a bit about increasing the odds in your favor as nothing is 100%.  duh.

11 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://www.newrepublic.com/article/115551/jenny-mccarthy-anti-vaccination-movement-blame-whooping-cough

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@KristenTop @SusanSobon @DaveHoule true, however, over time those memory t-cells do decline w/o repeat activation.  thus after 60yrs, shingles can flare up if you've only gotten the chickenpox vaccine, which is why there is a shingles vaccine recommened at a later age...believe its around 50.  

11 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://www.newrepublic.com/article/115551/jenny-mccarthy-anti-vaccination-movement-blame-whooping-cough

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@SusanSobon @DaveHoule @ecady i'd recommend keeping your child home while you are breast feeding them, yes. i'm done w/your craziness.  you simply have no idea what you are talking about.  get your MD, LPN, APN, PA or RN degree and come back to me.  until then i'd suggest you leave it to the professionals.  you'll live longer than if you take your own misinformed advice.  

11 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://www.newrepublic.com/article/115551/jenny-mccarthy-anti-vaccination-movement-blame-whooping-cough

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@SusanSobon @DaveHoule LOL that has NOTHING to do w/MDR bugs.  MDR bugs are b/c of the rampant use of Abx's.  such drugs are prolific in hospitals b/c there are sick people everywhere, very sick people and Abx's are also everywhere.  thus whatever isn't killed becomes stronger.  b/c soap actually doesn't do much, its more of the mechanics of washing that does the work.  fyi: we are instructed to wash our hands for the same length we are to 'rub' the alcohol over our hands.  

11 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://www.newrepublic.com/article/115551/jenny-mccarthy-anti-vaccination-movement-blame-whooping-cough

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@SusanSobon you mean forgo scrubbing w/betadine and simply use alcohols? first off thats a horrible analogy...going from simply touching another patient, to a dr actually placing his hands inside your body.  just a bit of difference there, ya think.  secondly, seeing as how gloves are used, and most surgeons i know, always double glove...it wouldn't be in the top 10 of things i'd be worrying about if it was me on the table.  nice try though.  

11 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://www.newrepublic.com/article/115551/jenny-mccarthy-anti-vaccination-movement-blame-whooping-cough

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@SusanSobon @DaveHoule oh please lady.  you simply cannot be this dense.  yes people are liviing longer.  talk to your grandparents--how long did people live in their day? there weren't many 80yr olds 70yrs ago.  100yrs ago 60 was old.  30yrs ago a heart attack was pretty much fatal.  people are living longer, simply look at the rise and prevalance of nursing homes in the last decade.  they are living past the point where they can take care of themselves.  i mean honestly, stop spewing nonsense or stop wasting air.  i mean seriously.  jesus christ....

11 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://www.newrepublic.com/article/115551/jenny-mccarthy-anti-vaccination-movement-blame-whooping-cough

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@SusanSobon @DaveHoule @ecady verified that you got it from your nephew or just that you had contracted pertussis? big difference.  for starters: i'd recommend everyone getting their vaccinations so that newborns are afforded approprioate herd immunity.  that will decrease the odds of said newborns from getting those diseases.  

11 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://www.newrepublic.com/article/115551/jenny-mccarthy-anti-vaccination-movement-blame-whooping-cough

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@SusanSobon @DaveHoule LOL.  cancer rates are going up b/c people are living longer.  its that simple.  if you live long enough you will get cancer.  its that simple.  when old age was 50, 60...cancer wasn't around much.  now that its 75,80,85...yes, of course cancer rates are going up.  not exactly rocket science.  its basic biology.  

11 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://www.newrepublic.com/article/115551/jenny-mccarthy-anti-vaccination-movement-blame-whooping-cough

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@SusanSobon @DaveHoule sanitizing lotion? i know of no such thing.  i know of sanitizing alcohols which are everywhere.  yes they kill all germs, however, your hands are quickly re-colonized by your natural flora very quickly.  'supergerms'? such as? they are used b/c they work in preventing the spread of germs.  you try seeing 35 patients in 1hr, 40% of whom will bitch about having had to 'wait forever'. and excuse me lady, but doctors and nurses are anything but lazy. you have absolutely no idea what you are talking about.   

11 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://www.newrepublic.com/article/115551/jenny-mccarthy-anti-vaccination-movement-blame-whooping-cough

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@SusanSobon vaccines are safe.  simply look at the overall numbers.  how many years have kids/people been getting vaccines? decades of evidence of millions getting these vaccines and nothing statistical relevant  on the negative side has come out.  decades of vaccines, hundreds of millions of people have got these vaccines....and yet no rash of negative consequences.  hmmmm...

11 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://www.newrepublic.com/article/115551/jenny-mccarthy-anti-vaccination-movement-blame-whooping-cough

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@SusanSobon @DaveHoule @jfred the vaccine, salk cannot cause polio as its not a live virus.  the sabin vaccine, the one we used to use back in the day, could.  however, the sabin vaccine also conferred greater immunity and for longer.  polio was on the decline b/c if you get it and survive you are then immune to it and a lot of people were getting it before the vaccine.  

11 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://www.newrepublic.com/article/115551/jenny-mccarthy-anti-vaccination-movement-blame-whooping-cough

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@SusanSobon wrong.  the US was very sanitary in the 40's-60's yet polio was still quite prominent.  however, after the vaccine was introduced the incidence rates plummeted.  every country uses the salk vaccine.  unless you count aborigines and tribes in the amazon who have no contact w/the world.  yes, you can die from polio and die very easily unless you get an iron lung

11 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://www.newrepublic.com/article/115551/jenny-mccarthy-anti-vaccination-movement-blame-whooping-cough

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@SusanSobon @ecady @DaveHoule first off i'd love to hear the evidence you have that your great nephew gave it to you.  if it the last time you got vaccinated vs pertussis was outside the booster range i'd recommend you get your boosters.  annoying at best? its not uncommon for infants to die from pertussis, which is just slightly worse than 'annoying'.  there is absolutely no evidence that vaccines cause autism.  none.  zip.  zilch. nada.  


11 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://www.newrepublic.com/article/115551/jenny-mccarthy-anti-vaccination-movement-blame-whooping-cough

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@jfred @DaveHoule yes b/c pretty much nothing is 100%.  the odds are greatly in your favor of not getting a disease you have been vaccinated against.  its called efficacy studies.  vaccines work.  that is fact.  talk to your grandparents about the diseases running around when they were kids.  don't hear much about any of those diseases anymore...b/c of vaccines.  polio was rampant here in the US less than 70yrs ago.  

11 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://www.newrepublic.com/article/115551/jenny-mccarthy-anti-vaccination-movement-blame-whooping-cough

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@SusanSobon @DaveHoule you can't be serious? vaccines do work.  for proof simply look at the prevelance and incidence of all the disease we have vaccines for.  be sure to note the prevalance and incidence before and shortly after the respective vaccine was introduced.  don't hear much about polio anymore do you? measles--nothing.  r ubella-same.  german measles--nada.  for every single disease that we have a vaccine for, their prevlance and incidence dropped dramatically after their vaccine was introduced.  the efficacy of vaccines is indisputable.  its fact.  

11 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://www.newrepublic.com/article/115551/jenny-mccarthy-anti-vaccination-movement-blame-whooping-cough

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@KatheRay @galaxiou KatheRay: BUSTED.  here is what  you posted earlier, "KatheRay He contracted polio from the vaccine."  and now you say it was the MMR vaccine? you cannot get polio from the MMR vaccine.  You are full of it.  go sell your crazy some place else.  

11 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://www.newrepublic.com/article/115551/jenny-mccarthy-anti-vaccination-movement-blame-whooping-cough

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@SusanSobon @GlennScrimshaw @Erin_Elizabeth but kids do and did die from polio, measles, rubella, german measles. yellow fever, etc.  vaccines work.  that is fact.  

11 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://www.newrepublic.com/article/115551/jenny-mccarthy-anti-vaccination-movement-blame-whooping-cough

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@SusanSobon @AintGotNoDukes @Erin_Elizabeth if you ever eated fish or anything that lives in water really, you've already ingested quite a bit of mercury.  far more than is any vaccine.  try again.  

11 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://www.newrepublic.com/article/115551/jenny-mccarthy-anti-vaccination-movement-blame-whooping-cough

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@GerardHarbison @AintGotNoDukes @Erin_Elizabeth parents are faced w/getting their children vaccinated to provide immunity to those same children.  try again.  

11 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://www.newrepublic.com/article/115551/jenny-mccarthy-anti-vaccination-movement-blame-whooping-cough

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@jfred @eljst @MikeATL @AintGotNoDukes @Erin_Elizabeth  just more of the 'it happened to me therefore it must be common for the same to happen to everyone'. BS.  so you only have contact w/your husband? you never ever leave your house and never touch anything in your house before sanitizing it huh? ok. sure.  whatever dude.  it is medically impossible to get the flu from your husbands flu shot.  not improbable but impossible.  its not the 'flu' its merely a reaction.  the question is, he obviously didn't get the flu later on or you would have mentioned that already.  vaccines work.  that is not in dispute, that is fact.  

11 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://www.newrepublic.com/article/115551/jenny-mccarthy-anti-vaccination-movement-blame-whooping-cough

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@SusanSobon @eljst @jfred @MikeATL @AintGotNoDukes @Erin_Elizabeth people DON'T generally get sick after being vaccinated.  don't see much polio, measles, diptheria cases after their vaccines do you? perhaps you should do quite a bit more research.  

11 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://www.newrepublic.com/article/115551/jenny-mccarthy-anti-vaccination-movement-blame-whooping-cough

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@SusanSobon @MikeATL @AintGotNoDukes @Erin_Elizabeth what does the shingles vaccine do? keeps the poxvirues stored in your nerves, from when you had chickenpox, from re-emerging and causing quite a bit of pain.  duh.  vaccines work, as you ought to know ms 'we do our research'.  

11 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://www.newrepublic.com/article/115551/jenny-mccarthy-anti-vaccination-movement-blame-whooping-cough

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@annabella @MikeATL @AintGotNoDukes @Erin_Elizabeth vaccines cause more harm than good? yeah, i mean polio hasn't been drastically reduced or anything has it? measles, diphteria, tetanus, rubella, german measles, etc?  every disease we have a vaccine for was DRASTICALLY reduced very shortly after said vaccines were introduced.  vaccines are very effective, they work, that is not debatable.  


11 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://www.newrepublic.com/article/115551/jenny-mccarthy-anti-vaccination-movement-blame-whooping-cough

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@casper324 nice try idiot but ALL kids who attend school, which is to say all kids that aren't home schooled, MUST HAVE DOCUMENTATION VERIFYING THAT THEY ARE UP TO DATE ON ALL THEIR VACCINES.  educate yourself or stop wasting air.  

11 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://www.newrepublic.com/article/115551/jenny-mccarthy-anti-vaccination-movement-blame-whooping-cough

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@ecady that will all change when sone newborn winds up dead b/c someone's kid at daycare wasn't vaccinated.  whooping cough is becoming a huge problem in ER's and hospitals now.  why? hmmm...the recent trend in non-vaccinating kids.  whats the point? unless your planning on them never going to college after you have home schooled them, they will have to get them all at some point.  

11 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://www.newrepublic.com/article/115551/jenny-mccarthy-anti-vaccination-movement-blame-whooping-cough

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whooping cough doesn't or at least hasn't mutated as the vaccine hasn't changed and is stil very effective.  no updated vaccine b/c up until a very recently there were no recommendations to update b/c as the author says...kids were getting their vaccines so there wasn't any whooping cough running around.  

11 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://www.newrepublic.com/article/115551/jenny-mccarthy-anti-vaccination-movement-blame-whooping-cough

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i'm hearing rumblings that Bud hurt some cartilage in his L knee.  know anything about this?

1 year ago on Pre-Training Camp Thoughts

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true we needed legit size at the 2, and with Bud in FA and only Williams left as a SF if he didn't come back, getting a guy who would play 2 and 3 was optimal.  I'm was not and remain unimpressed w/his shooting.  perhaps he just didn't care in vegas, but he was dreadful and only fueled the negative labels already placed upon him, and after he did all that 'I just want to work' talk pre-draft.  didn't show much desire to work in vegas.  I think KCP would've been a much better pick as outside shooting translates well and dude can shoot.  idk about the high IQ player, seems to be his IQ is centered around him and nothing about the team.  I have no doubt Adelman, Love, Pek, KMart, Rubio will put him in his place if he ever acts out.  Particularly Adelman.  I predict little PT and him thoroughly getting his arse whooped this coming season.  Which would be a good thing. dude needs to get seriously humbled and then we will see what type of man/player he is next year. 

I agree, in Dieng we got a solid pick who will contribute this year and will be around for many more years. 

I agree, the wolves were on their last option and simply had to think on the fly.  Taking Burke was the smart move, best player on the board.  Being able to dump him, when everyone knew we had to while getting 2 picks back was a good move.  

McCollum: he will get destroyed by the bigger, faster, stronger SG's in the league.  He and Lillard cannot play together as the past years of Rubio-Ridnour have shown.  The lack of size simply mandates double-teams putting a huge strain on the team D.  There is no way he will be able to defend legit SG's in the league, at least the one's with decent post-up games.  On offense he'll hold his own, but will give up on defense--leaving him neutral.  With JJ and Luke already on the roster adding another PG/undersized SG would have been just as disastrous. 

True, Utah got an excellent player in Burke, however we also got a solid player in Dieng.  He has all the tools to be a defensive stud, and going up against Pek everyday in practice will speed his development.  IDK if Utah got much better w/AJ as they still didn't do anything while they had him and we got 14M/yr off the books while clearing room for Love.  I agree, Burke likely will be a stud for quite a few years.  Still he simply had to go. 

Actually we sold the pick so another rookie didn't take up a spot and cap space.  If that cash helped  resign Bud-Pek and get KMart then its a good move. 

Unless the wolves already had Dieng on the radar, and wanted the pick to get him over anyone on the Jazz's roster.  We'll never know if Dieng would've been available at 26 and I doubt it, it was a pretty weak draft after all.  My basis, rests on my thought that Dieng will develop into a stud defensive C. 

I agree, I think Bazz will be a bust.  Best thing for him would be to get his ass whooped this season and then to put in the work next summer. 

Brown could be interesting, nice selection by Flip and the boys there.  I'm hoping he goes overseas as opposed to the d-league, but will be at one or the other to get some PT.  Only good thing about Bazz right now is he ought to have a large chip on his shoulder.  If Bazz can at least not be a detriment that will be a plus this year. 

1 year, 1 month ago on Wolves Trade for Muhammad, Deing in 2013 Draft

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@CollegeWolf I'd prefer Dieng over Noel right now as we are in PO mode and Noel would not help this season at all and likely not much next year in his first actual season.  Dieng is more polished on defense as well IMO.  McLemore, I'm rather glad we did not take, just something about his personality that turns me off.  I honestly think he just doesn't care.  I think we could've held out w/Burke for a bit longer and gotten a 2nd round pick from Utah or a player. 

1 year, 1 month ago on Wolves Trade for Muhammad, Deing in 2013 Draft

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@CollegeWolf well his Vegas and rookie camp showing leave much to be desired.  he did nothing to dispel the 'goes through spells of being disinterested, and complete selfish attitude' labels he has been saddled with.  all in all, he's done nothing to prove he is not any of the negative things that have been said about him. 

1 year, 1 month ago on Wolves Trade for Muhammad, Deing in 2013 Draft

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@Minn_Sportsfan: with Love, Bud, KMart, Pek all back and hopefully having healthy seasons, Bazz won't see much PT and that before you even get to Adelman's disdain for rookie PT.  Bazz will get his butt handled to him this season.  He's not that quick, limited explosiveness, not exactly a quick shot release, at best avg handles, and has never seemed all that interested in defense.  Bazz is in no way ready to play now. 

1 year, 1 month ago on Wolves Trade for Muhammad, Deing in 2013 Draft

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Roundhouse:  D grade?  Nothing for resigning Bud for less than what other teams were offering? Nothing for getting a much more balanced roster? The draft wasn't the best obviously, but it was far from a fail.  Dieng is a solid pick and will be a solid player.  We don't get him w/o that trade.  Furthermore, that draft messed everyone up besides the Cavs.  Brewer also got a deal on par w/what other offers he was gettting.  Thus if the wolves overpaid him, which i think we did, then its an nba problem and not a wolves problem.  Turiaf was an excellent signing.  Veteran reliable big man for cheap.  Exactly what we needed b/c you know Pek is going to miss 20 games w/ankle-foot issues and Dieng is a rookie.  If you cannot see the simple sense of getting Turiaf you have no business writing a blog or pretty much anything concerning basketball.  Ridnour had to go, everyone knew it and when everyone knows it the price drops.  Its as simple as that.  Kahn like? No Kahn would've kept 4 PG's on the roster and only Pek with a rookie back-up.  Conclusion: you completely, utterly, absolutely and hopelessly failed.  Try again. 

Murphs56: IDK if you only watched the 1st summer league game or what, but Dieng looked pretty good by the last game.  Agree w/the rest of your take.  nice job. 

WallyWorld

Agree with you on the Iggy take, he is very over-valued and really hasn't done anything thus far into his career.  Grading on financial use a C? Well I am going to show you that there is an 'arguing with it".  Bud turned down more money to come here, that's an A.  Brewer's offer was similar to what he was getting from other teams, thus no worse than a C.  Pek is getting market value for a skilled, talented big man, who can also make free throws and actually has a brain and a pair.  Splitter is getting 9M/yr and is a complete and utter wuss.  Pek is far superior to him.  KMart's deal is also a solid deal.  He is a legit starting SG and is getting 7M/yr....that's a very solid financial deal for the wolves.  Yes, perhaps that last year will show a decline, but if he avgs 16ppg over that contract its a steal.   

I agree, a balanced team that was gathered with Adelman's system in mind.  Nicely put. 

Turiaf, I understand why we got him and i'm sure he was getting offers from other teams.  I can also understand Luke's deal.  Everyone knew he or JJ had to go, when everyone knows, the price drops and sweetners become mandatory.  Going to have to wait and see what that 2nd rounder turns out to be. 

Turiaf will be our back up C with Dieng getting spot mpg unless/until an injury happens. 

1 year, 1 month ago on TWolvesBlog 2013 Offseason Roundup

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CollegeWolf: D+ for free agency? after he finally brought in a legit starting SG, got a rounded-balanced roster?  ah, ok. sure. whatever.  AK wasn't worth 10.1M this coming season.  end of story.  Obviously you are not familiar with what talented bigs are getting money-wise in the NBA.  Pek's contract is on par w/skilled starting big-men.  Splitter got 9M/yr and Pek is much better than he is.  Much better.  Yes, no other team has made an offer, still doesn't change things.  You want to low-ball him so he signs the qualifying offer and then you either A) end up paying him next year anyways, or lose him for nothing.  Thus in summation: you pay now, pay later, or lose him for nothing.  I'll take the former thank you.  C-Bud is a very solid player who has had steady stats and shown steady improvement every single season.  Furthermore, he understands the game and what the coach is trying to do.  C-Bud does everything..he can shoot, finish, drive, decent handles, understands the concept of team defense, etc.  Bud only played 20-some games last year as you mentioned, yet you want to harp on his FG% in that span but not look at his career avgs?  not to bright pal.  Finally, Bud is getting 4M/yr and turned down more to resign here.  how you like those apples? Clearly you have never played real competitive ball or you would understand much better.  

Wolfenstein: I can understand why we passed on McCollum w/JJ and Luke already on the roster.  Draft McCollum and you won't be able to get rid of either for anything and likely will have to throw in sweetners to get them off your books.  POR has an interesting problem as he and Lillard can't play together or the opposing SG will have a field day in the post, mandating double-teams and putting strain on the team D. 

Bud turned down more money to come back here, thus not sure how that is an overpay.  Brewer also got a competitive salary based on what other offers he had received.  Thus if they are overpaid its a league thing and not a Wolves things.  Bud is far more dependable than Brewer is as far as their all around game goes.  Bud has better handles, finishes better, shoots better, etc.  Brewer plays better D. 

KMart is a solid guy, I have no problem w/the years or money.  He is a legit starting SG who is making 7M/yr...in my eyes that is a bargain.  That last year might not yield as much,  but that's what happens in FA in small markets.  KMart deal making it harder to be successful? ah, no, it helps the wolves be successful.  If he avgs 16ppg over the contract it was a solid deal. 

Problem with Luke is everyone knew we had to get rid of either him or JJ and since Luke has only 1yr left, it was going to be him.  When GM's know you have to get rid of someone, the value plummets like the marianis trench.  I could see hanging on to him, but we also needed another big, as you now Pek is going to be out 20 games or so w/foot-ankle issues, and Dieng is a rookie.  Thus we needed that roster spot for a big.  Had absolutely nothing to do w/the other FA contracts handed out.  We don't need 3pg's on the roster, 4 if you count Shved...we did need another back-up big.  Thus, we did not sign Turiaf for 'no reason'.  Did you ever play basketball outside of old man leagues and pick-up games? I mean seriously?!?!

1 year, 1 month ago on TWolvesBlog 2013 Offseason Roundup

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DaddyFatSax:  For starters let me say, you are wrong on a great many things.  Muhammad was a bad pick, you got that part right; however, that is the only part you got right.  Dieng was a solid, excellent pick and was only possible b/c of that deal.  Move up 2-3 spots? GM's looking to dump those picks? Yeah for a pick in next years draft that is predicted to be absolutely loaded, and/or one of our better players.  You make it seem like Flip passed up on moving up when he was given 'offers he couldn't refuse'.  far from it.  McLemore, presumably one of your 'impact players to be had' showed absolutely nothing in summer league.  Granted its summer league, but still. 

If you truly 'irrationally love' Brewer than you need immediate, intensive psychiatric help accompanied with high doses of antipsychotics.  Brewer got very similar offers to what the Wolves gave him, thus he came at market price.  Tony Allen isn't all that great either.  

If Martin avoids any serious injuries and avgs 16ppg over that contract it was a solid deal.  He's getting paid avg starting SG money.  

We did not overpay for C-Bud.  4M/yr for a solid SF is an excellent deal.  He can shoot, drive, finish, has decent handles, and understands the game and what the coach is trying to accomplish.  Someone who has done little? If by little you mean, improve each year, steady stat numbers, respectable percentages, etc.....C-Bud is a very reliable player. 

We overpaid for Pek, plain and simple.  However, do you risk insulting him w/a low offer since no others were made, having him sign the one-year tender and potentially lose him for nothing next year, or having to pay him anyways next year?  Pek is a skilled big man who can shoot free throws and who also happens to have a brain.  Those guys aren't cheap in the NBA. 

Turiaf is also another vet who will help Dieng and the rest of the bigs particularly since you know Pek is going to be out 20 games w/ankle-foot problems.  Solid presence, solid pick-up.  Dalembert? pfff.  Maxiel...now your being funny.  Wilcox...ludicrous.  Or it was clearly about getting a solid back-up big for cheap who has been on winning teams. 

NYK--who would you really want from that team? They had a plethora of guards already and were looking for a big, and we were not dealing ours.  So why would they have had any interest in Luke or any of our other players who we would've gotten rid of??  Big expiring deals are attractive, especially w/the upcoming draft class.  Moute a defensive ace? oh please.  take your meds. 

I'd say Martin was a deal.  Solid starting SG for 7M/yr is a very solid deal.  Iggy? You mean the can't shoot SF whose teams have never done anything? Iggy on the already deficient shooting wolves....yeah there is a match made in heaven.  Iggy? After you spent how much of your post whining about overpaid guys.   Ironic. 

LAC, Hou, OKC, GSW....IMO after that its a toss-up.  SAS will age at some point and Ginobli already showed it, Duncan will be 39 this season, they lost Blair, etc.  MEM will depend on their new coach.  POR will be solid and fighting for a spot.  Plus, a healthy wolves team has always given OKC problems.  Denver took a big hit this offseason. GSW lost quite a few of its bigs and is very vulnerable inside and it all hinges on Curry's ankle(s). 

Health plays a factor in every acquisition genius. 

Conclusion: you fail, try again or stop wasting air. 

cheers

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