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Yup. I think I mentioned it the day the trade was announced. Thought they'd push Deron-Pierce-Joe-KG-Brook as "the best starting lineup in the league" when it's just too much star power. So yeah, at the time I thought Joe or Pierce should come off the bench and with a mix of Blatche-Mirza-AK47-Livingston-Plumlee they'd have a good mix for the second unit.
With what happened last night, Pierce and Blatche can look to score, Livingston can look to create/distribute and eventually Plumlee and AK can rebound and defend. Much more balanced approach.
Starting shouldnt be important, it's being on the court at the end of games. Hope the staff sells this idea on Pierce and he's up for it. Abandoning it would be a mistake.
2 days, 1 hour ago on Should Paul Pierce come off the bench?
@slapdoghoops @A.R. @M I K E Heart was broken a looooong time ago - I'm way past that. If we win - I might get arrested. If we lose to the Heat? Nothing to be ashamed about. If we lose to the Bulls or Pacers in a competitive series? Sure, I'll be pissed, sad, mad, angry but it wont take long to get over that. I dont TRUST Billy King long term eventhough he's done a hell of a job building what he has right now so to me it's a win-win situation. If he stays past these next 2 years it means we won the damn thing. If we lose then he's gone. I'm excited for these next 2 years and then I'm excited about the (very quick) rebuild.
Only chance I'll have my heart broken this season is if we lose to the Knicks - THAT would be something to be ashamed about. Bad move after bad move after bad move. (other than Melo of course...but remind me, which team ended up better after the trade, Nuggets, right? )
4 months, 2 weeks ago on WOJ: Nets sign Alan Anderson
@slapdoghoops @M I K E Oh boy, that sounds like a ridiculously uninformed opinion. Yikes.
You're a fan of which team, slapdoghoops?
@WynnDuffy @A.R. It's more than okay, sir. Why you'd want a guy who has played for us and shown nothing or West who tends to make bad decisions on and off the court is a head scratcher
@WynnDuffy As opposed to what? Him not playing? Who cares, it was widely speculated that Nets wouldnt use their 15th roster spot, getting Anderson is a great get. Some people wanted him when it was thought that AK wouldnt sign in Brooklyn - to get both? That's even more depth for a team with an already above average bench.
Damion had his chances, too injury prone and didnt prove much when he did get on the court. Saw him in the Orlando Summer League where he shouldve dominated and...nothing.
I'm not EXCITED for the signing because at the end of the day we're talking about Alan Anderson but it's a very very solid way to fill that last spot.
@JonCBK Yup. Precisely what I said a couple of messages below ;)
Kinda getting tired of people talking about him going from 10 million to 3. Should compare what he got to what he got offered but the media is LAZY so nobody will do the work and find out what else he was offered. But like I said - playing FOR a FRIEND (Proky) and playing WITH a FRIEND (Deron) are legit reasons enough to move from Minnesotta so Brooklyn instead of San Antonio (who couldnt come up with a sign and trade deal, its not like Kirilenko rejected them, they couldnt come up with a sign and trade with Minny)
5 months ago on Woj: League suspicious of AK signing
I'll add to it - I'd understand the feeling had Kirilenko signed cheap for us LAST season when he came back from Europe. It just wasnt the intention to sign cheap with us, it just happened because nobody would get close to what he made last season (bad advice? bad decision obviously) and if the most he could make was the mid level from the Spurs (5 million-ish?), if that was his best offer then going from 5 mil to 3 mil to play FOR your FRIEND (Proky) and WITH your FRIEND (Deron) then that's a gamble you take based on you and your family being comfrotable in a new city. Pure jealousy. Pure shock.
Yeah, it's just the American owners being in shock. They probably laughed when they traded for Deron because they were sure he'd leave. Then they laughed when Billy traded for the worst contract in the NBA (Joe), then probably laughed because they thought Brook wasnt worth the $$$ and laughed and Hump being paid 12 million per year....and then...KG, PP, JET, AK47!! They're shitting their pants because people WANT to play in Brooklyn (duh) for an owner who will spend and spend over the cap (duh).
Did Proky and Andrei have a side agreement? Who knows but it clearly wasnt plan A since that was Korver and it wasnt Plan A for Kirilenko since he talked to the Cavs and tried a sign and trade with the Spurs. I'd lean on the side of it just being the best option for both at the time.
It's a 1 year deal with a player option for the next so yeah he took a 7 million hit and not a 7 million hit PER season since there's no doubt he opts out even if its to resign with the nets for some type of raise (not 10 million per but still, he's opting out unless we win this year).
He's not as old as Ray Allen but he made the same decision and took the same money to (hopefully) win a title. LETS GO!!
5 months ago on What’s in a $7-million discount?
@JonCBK @A.R. @NetsAreFinallyScorching I know.
5 months ago on NETS SIGN ANDREI KIRILENKO
@NetsAreFinallyScorching Kirilenko, always. If not then just go zone.
Anyway, I had the same thought about starting AK at the 3 and sending Joe or Pierce to lead the 2nd unit. Hopefully it happens and Pierce/Joe understand (and they probably do)) that it doesnt matter if you start the game or not, it's if you're in the lineup with 5 minutes left in the game.
@WynnDuffy @Swagnificent that's gonna change real fast if it's true.
Wanted Korver way back when we drafted him but knew it'd be difficult to sign him now with what we had to offer. We move on. I keep hearing Bellinelli and Delfino but I think those 2 would be the most expensive for the role we're looking for. I'd try for Barnes or Francisco Garcia. Signing them as cheap as possible would allow us to bring over Bojan before he gets a big offer in Europe next year. So might want one or the other (Vet vs Bojan) but we need the insurance of the vet in case Bojan needs an adjustment period. If Bojan starts hot that vet can go to the end of the bench.
Point is, Korver was the only shooter Id sacrifice bringing over Bojan for. Now he's out of the picture so the plan should be Bojan + a cheap vet.
5 months, 1 week ago on Nets out of the running for Kyle Korver?
Yep. This is awesome. I celebrated when we drafted him 10 years ago (or however long it was) cause that's who I wanted with the pick...and then 5 minutes later we sell him. Gonna be pretty stoked if this happens.
5 months, 2 weeks ago on Deron Williams wants Kyle Korver in Brooklyn, report says it’s “in the bag”
@Iam3dhomer whoops lol it was the excitement, that was right after the announcement lol...
maybe Plumlee can grow a little fro too, but i doubt it
5 months, 2 weeks ago on BREAKING: Kevin Garnett will waive his no-trade clause, clearing Nets & Celtics blockbuster trade
@foclpnt If you're a HEAT fan you're probably just that and know nothing about Wallace sucking balls and being overpaid and having the longest contract of all the players in the trade. The others were spare pieces. The picks will be in the 20s.
The Nets turned Evans into Garnett. Bogans into Terry. Wallace into Pierce. Humphries into Plumlee. What's not to like? The team has a short 1-2 year window with KG and Pierce but everyone involved knows that. When they retire....we spend some more! Proky dont care!
Deron - Tyshawn
Joe - Terry
Pierce - Bogdanovic
KG - Blatche
Brook - Lopez
+ Mirza, another PG, another SG or MarShon. Why not??!?! :-)
@WynnDuffy You were right. If that happens then I'm on the other side of the fence now.
5 months, 2 weeks ago on Report: Nets, Celtics talking Pierce/Garnett blockbuster
@WynnDuffy @aerichner DUH but HOW, come up with something that makes sense, use the salaries to backup your idea. Make it work.
Have fun - http://hoopshype.com/salaries.htm
@WynnDuffy and how in the hell would they do that?