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@yomamayomama It's astonishing how hateful and arrogant one can be when you have no knowledge of... well, anything. " It might also be helpful for you to read some current research regarding vaccines." Unbelievable. Really. You have no knowledge of the current (or old) research), and here you spew away.
1 year, 1 month ago on Conversation @ http://www.newrepublic.com/article/115551/jenny-mccarthy-anti-vaccination-movement-blame-whooping-cough
@aerichner @calling all toasters I'm sure drinking and stuff like that was BK's first concern, as well. Who knows whether it will be a problem. But I don't worry about him separating himself-- he seems to really want to be in charge. After playing for Avery, Byron Scott, and Skiles I'm sure he won't be a control freak, but I doubt anyone will question that he's the boss.
1 year, 6 months ago on NETS HIRE JASON KIDD AS HEAD COACH
I love it.
The two most critical qualities in a coach are:
---being able to see everything that happens on the court and understand the patterns
---being able to lead men
Kidd is already elite in both. I'm pretty sure he can learn how to use a clipboard, run game films, etc., without too much trouble.
We stunk the place out again. They have no Bynum or Turner, and we get solidly beat at home. Our main offensive play is ISO Joe, and our main defensive play is to wave as they go by. Whenever we started running we'd catch up, but good ol' Avery just can't have that and would pull the players (Marshon and Childress especially). If he isn't fired soon this is going to be (another) long season.
2 years, 2 months ago on Net Worth: 76ers 106, Nets 96
I completely agree with both posts by Mr. DB. And the defense was, if anything, worse than the offense. Two years of utterly incompetent coaching got a pass because somehow either being in New Jersey or the limited talent made it OK for him to coach terribly. It wasn't true, of course, and now we're going to pay the price yet again.
2 years, 2 months ago on No longer undefeated
...speaking of cesspools of public urination.
2 years, 2 months ago on Net Worth: Celtics 115, Nets 85 #WeTalkinBoutPreseason
Well, obviously this team is better for the next couple of years and maybe in perpetuity. But what if Mark Cuban had been a little more attentive to Deron Williams? The whole house of cards comes down.
2 years, 2 months ago on I, absolutely and unequivocally, choose this universe
I'm good with this, especially if he doesn't cut his hair.
2 years, 3 months ago on Beck: Josh Childress to the Nets
The whole thing is quite confusing (intentionally, I would guess) on what the relationship will be between insurance prices and voucher size. I think the money quote is this: "Lower income seniors in the future will receive the most generous benefits to ensure that they are able to get care every bit as good as that provided in the current Medicare program." Since other seniors will get lower voucher amounts, there must be some amount of payment on their part. Of course, at the end of the day there will be no such support for lower-income seniors, and everyone will have to pay through the nose. But at least they're making it plain that most people will pay anyway.
2 years, 3 months ago on Conversation @ http://www.healthinsurance.org/blog/2012/08/31/its-a-floor-wax-no-its-a-dessert-topping/
So Tyshawn and Deron are both Self-made men? *rimshot*
2 years, 3 months ago on Around the Nets Wednesday: Teletovic ranked in top rookies
@joestrummerlives "Looking backwards " = looking at games in the past. Hope this helps.
2 years, 4 months ago on Dwight Howard Reaction 3-on-3
At least the Bobcats are from basketball country. What is Orlando? Animated mouse country?
@2for18 "I am not looking forward to watching Bynum destroy Lopez."
Well, you'll have to. Looking backwards only finds Lopez destroying Bynum.
4. Should Orlando be contracted out of the league?
I think Orlando's strategy was clear and executed perfectly: "let's ruin our franchise and crap on the competitive balance of the league at the same time. Because we are crap-peddling right-wing douchebags from a cheesy non-city."
2 years, 4 months ago on Are You Happy Now, Orlando?
On the bright side, Rich DeVos will die knowing that his spite finally got the better of him.
2 years, 4 months ago on ESPN: Dwight-to-Lakers deal is done
I love conventional pundit wisdom: Hump at $12 mil is worth it because the Nets are already good and could have gotten Ilyasova for less. Crash at $10 mil is a ripoff because signing him helped to get Deron. This is because Crash is only better than Hump at taking care of the ball, scoring, running the floor, defending, and leadership, while Hump is a slightly better rebounder.
It's foolishness like this that makes housing bubbles. "Look, prices have never been higher! We have to buy, buy, buy!!!"
2 years, 5 months ago on Stein: Hump's Back
Only one year until Dwight is a UFA!!!!!!!!! I can hardly wait....
2 years, 5 months ago on Bucher/Ford: Nets Seek Resolution on Dwight Today
Getting Erick Dampier seems inevitable now.
2 years, 5 months ago on Ford: Stackhouse, Nets agree to a one-year deal
"The next move is to find a way to trade Gerald Wallace next season"
Jesus, Dover, give it up already. Without Crash we have no defense, no rebounding, and no SF. And he's a bargain at $10 mil. What's the move after that-- bring in Trenton Hassell?
2 years, 5 months ago on 4-on-3: On Deron Williams' Decision
@bfrank Yes and yes. We know we're thin at the 5, if Brook or DH get injured we have a problem, and so on. But really it's such a landmark day that we should listen to Justin and exhale.
2 years, 5 months ago on DERON WILLIAMS AGREES TO RE-SIGN WITH THE BROOKLYN NETS
I really felt like this would never end. Now we have a core of DWill, JJ, and Crash for the next 4 years, and undoubtedly Brook or Dwight on top of that. We can all start rooting as if we have a team (and a good one!) instead of possibilities and cap space.
So, will this be Billy King being "desperate," "overpaying," or both? I mean, it's so obvious that he has been getting played all along. The average internet commenter could have taken the Nets of two years ago (Lopez, Hump, Outlaw, Morrow, Devin) to something far better than DWill, Dwight, JJ, and Crash, after all. Can I get a "FIRE BILLY"? Ginocchio, you out there?
2 years, 5 months ago on Well, that didn't take long
Is this a test for the readership? Because I know the answer! It's (c), Devin is right.
2 years, 5 months ago on 3-on-3: On Gerald Wallace
@yoooo1234 OK, sorry. You should go over to NetsDaily, where lots of them are totally serious about this being terrible.
2 years, 5 months ago on Kerber: Nets and Gerald Wallace Agree To 4-Year, $40 Million Deal
@yoooo1234 You must have awesome sources, because obviously the Nets never heard that he was willing to sign that deal.
"was anyone else on the market going to pay Gerald Wallace $40 million over four years?"
The second best UFA at small forward is either Grant Hill or Matt Barnes. Last year the top SF UFA was Caron Butler, who got $8 mil per year. So, yes, he would have gotten that deal elsewhere.
And, of course, Crash helps us keep Deron, gives us an actual asset if we end up trading for Dwight, and gives us a much, much better shot at being good next season.
But I'm sure your average internet commenter could have gotten him for less.
Please, let this be a fake-out to get Orlando to trade Dwight.
2 years, 5 months ago on Brooklyn Nets in talks for Joe Johnson
@aerichner "Inevitably they have to learn and work to get better to get the call back up - DUH. If you don't, you get the boot like TWill"
That has to be the most bizarre characterization of TWill's 3 games in the D-League (where he averaged 28/11/11) that I can imagine. Were you following the Nets back then?
" He was supposed to work miracles with the revolving door of players (and injuries) he's had every single year."
Lucky for you, he's only coached two years. Because he's only had one year of a revolving door. In 2010-11 we had 6 players with >1700 minutes.
You like Avery. It's fine, Richnie.
2 years, 5 months ago on Brooklyn Nets Draft Reaction: 3-on-3
@aerichner "Bob and Avery run the same system." So do Phil Jackson and Kurt Rambis.
"Bottom line is, if you hate Avery Johnson, you hate Avery Johnson."
Yeah, I was born hating Avery. It's just genetics. It certainly has nothing to do with his obviously, blatantly terrible coaching.
@aerichner I know JWill was out of shape, but that was like showing up too late to get on the Titanic-- you did bad, but it worked out. A month with Bob MacKinnon was what he needed, and seems to have inoculated him from Avery's gibberish.
@SadNetsFan It has been a Nets thing to not develop players, but it doesn't have to be. For those brief periods when we've had a HOF coach (Larry Brown, Chuck Daly), the young guys overall did develop. Even the much-maligned LFrank got Brook's best play out of him and got production from CD-R.
I think we've now got a major pipeline of young talent courtesy of BK, and it's more important than ever to get a coach who can develop it. Paradoxically, all this talent we're getting for free or nearly free (Marshon, Bogdanovic, Green, Teletovic, Taylor) will make Avery look good no matter how poor a job he does. Sigh.
The Nets did great-- they lost zero cap space and got two guys (Taylor and Songhelia) who look like they can play.
The big variable you didn't address is coaching. Taylor looks like a steal, but he's likely to be headed for the MarShon/Favors development arc: play great for the first month, then have all aspects of your game decay as your confidence and intelligence are undermined. The JWill arc (Avery hates you so much that you get sent to the D-League) is the only way to get better. Here's hoping Taylor arrives out of shape or just plain pisses Avery off.
At the 20th pick Givony had him as one of the 5 best players left.
2 years, 5 months ago on Nets Get Kansas G Tyshawn Taylor
Coming: "yo dog... how'm I gonna get with your moms if you don't play on my team?"
2 years, 5 months ago on Storify: Delonte West Tweets to Deron Williams
@Devin Kharpertian I'm pretty sure CPW is Clams per Win-- annual salary divided by win shares. Or possibly Can't Pass a Williams, the Nets' drafting mantra.
2 years, 5 months ago on Chad Ford's Latest Mock Has Brooklyn Nets Taking Drew Gordon, Whoever Drew Gordon Is
Casper Ware, those ghostly but practical food containers.
2 years, 6 months ago on Meet Jason Kidd
He would actually be a perfect fit alongside Brook and Crash, but the Nets are making more noise about acquiring Ilyasova and/or Teletovic-- who would be good fits alongside Dwight. Huh.
2 years, 6 months ago on Meet Kevin Garnett
If he finds it annoying that people tell him where to go, perhaps he should announce that he'll sign with Brooklyn once he's a FA. Oh, that's right-- he isn't signing here.
But I bet lots of Cavs fans were triumphantly sarcastic up to the moment of The Decision-- after all, he never said he wasn't coming back to Cleveland.
2 years, 6 months ago on Deron Williams Loves Playing In Dallas, Meaning All Hope Is Probably Lost, Or Something
GM Shaq will be there to show Dwight how to get out of Orlando without the Magic getting any compensation.
2 years, 6 months ago on Around the Nets Thursday: GM Kazam!
I'm glad that's cleared up. Now, is he staying or going?
2 years, 7 months ago on D-Will doesn't know if he'll re-sign, then knows, then his mom doesn't know
Well, there is some hope. BK hired MacKinnon, so he won't want to let him get away. If he's made an assistant to Avery he could probably do the teaching, like Thibodeau did for JVG and Doc. Maybe Avery could relax and stop calling out every single play if he sees the players know what they are doing.
If you think MacKinnon as Thibs is a stretch... well, it might be. But the potential seems to be there. He flogs his team during practices, but the players love him. He sends lots of players to the bigs while winning games with what's left over. I don't think it's coincidence that the one Nets player who got better over the course of the year was Jordan Williams.
At any rate, he needs to be on the big club yesterday, before Brook, MarShon and Green become worthless.
2 years, 7 months ago on Bob MacKinnon, Milton Lee turned around the Springfield Armor
Just imagine... a coach in the Nets' organization who wins wherever he goes and develops young players.
That picture is adorable... did Dennis take the rest of the writers to a game?
2 years, 7 months ago on Net Worth: The Fans
@M I K E @calling He actually deserves much lower than 10th, more like 15th or 20th, and someone voted for him at #2? It's like the voter went into a coma in January and left his vote in his living will.
Anyway, you don't get handicap points for playing for a terribly-coached team.
2 years, 7 months ago on MarShon Brooks receives two votes in Rookie of the Year voting
I just noticed-- who are the morons/Nets homers who put him at second and third? They should never be allowed to vote for awards again.
@AliT3 He has to do that to build up pressure, like a SuperSoaker.
His talent is clearly better than tenth place, but his performance was way below it. Oh, to have a coach who can develop talent.
@AliT3 Of course Stevenson has been awful this year. That's my point: come to a terribly-coached team, have a bad year. That's how we roll.
Yes, Petro is terrible and not an NBA player. Guess what? Avery wanted him on the team. Avery gave him too many minutes. And he's not on my list.
You seem to understand that Avery is a disaster, but you're unwilling to go there.
2 years, 7 months ago on Net Worth: Avery Johnson