A big fat definite NO to Monta Ellis.
He is even less efficient that DeRozan.
The only advantage I'd give Ellis is he does not have to be set up off 2 and 3 screens to get his shot.
Its Monta not Monte... atleast spell his name right lol
Haven't posted in a while since apparently work blocks me from throwing in my two cents on the boards haha. Jumping in late but if Raps go with rebuild, I'd offer the Cavs Gay and Amir for Tristan and the #1. Who the Raps take with that pick, I dunno
this question just got a lot more interesting. There are some professional tankers in the atlantic now and we're not one of them
Mad frustrating. I see another fluke good year because no one else is trying, and then back to mediocrity. Am I over reacting? :confused:
God damn boston just got 4 first rounders for their coach and two players. And gave themselves a good chance to grow on the fly while losinv and gaining ping pong balls.
We will make the playoffs get a less talented draft pick and then be surpassed by the teams that start their rebuilds this year instead of 5 years ago like we did.
That Gay trade cost us a lot more then it shows.
Eastern Conference teams that will be tanking next season:
That places us in a "heated" battle for the 6th seed...good greif.
Looking at how bad a couple of those teams are going to be (76ers are going to be hopeless! [by design]) I'd say tanking next season has huge potential for disappointment.
As I said at the time, the decision to keep Colangelo post-lockout set this team back not one year or two, but 5 or 6. Too many mistakes to fix. We keep debating what should be done with this team but the answer is not easy or simple. They are light years away from the Big 4 (or 5) in the East. I hope Masai was ready for this - it's a really, really tough, bad job right now.
This is going to be an annoying year, I can feel it.
The sole positive might be that with Boston, Philly, Detroit, Orlando, Charlotte, Atlanta (most likely), Mil (most likely), all playing the Andrew Wiggins sweepstakes, the Raps might finally get a home playoff game by default. Yeah! Although, I do think that Cleveland (I really like Bennett in that situation and think he will make them better right away) and Washington will be vastly improved if they stay healthy, so 8th place is probably the realistic expectation.
What's sadder is that we're all seeing this now, but the average joe fan will get excited when the Raps slip into the playoffs... They'll think we're crazy when we bitch about this for the next 2 seasons while all the other East teams reload. Ugh. This isn't depressing as a fan at all. :(
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Lots of talk prior to draft they are looking for veterans to compliment youth to make playoff push. Enough losing.
Lets see what happens after FA. Everyone wrote them off last year after JJ trade and they were no worse.
On the road to nowhere but steadily improving.
I don't call them tanking anymore. They are proper rebuilding. Tanking has a stigma. I am in awe of Orlando and their GM.
So in the East our known tankers are: Philly, Boston.
Charlotte are just bad.
Orlando is going through the process.