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    I'm not sure I buy this. Cousins also wanted them to keep Malone.

    Sacramento is a mess of a franchise.
    It's fairly common knowledge. I'm sure you could google it.

    But yes, they are a mess in part because of moves like this. They sacrificed a great talent for the purpose of catering to another player. They frankly would have been better off keeping IT and trading Boogie.
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    It's fairly common knowledge. I'm sure you could google it.

    But yes, they are a mess in part because of moves like this. They sacrificed a great talent for the purpose of catering to another player. They frankly would have been better off keeping IT and trading Boogie.
    I did google it and it seems to just be a rumour.

    http://www.csnbayarea.com/kings/isai...s-one-got-away

    Rumors swirled afterwards about Thomas’ departure of discourse was between he and Cousins, but neither has ever substantiated the claims. In fact, both have denied that there was a rift.

    “That’s all this league is, what people think they know - 99 percent of the time, they don’t know,” Cousins said. “That’s my guy. I’m extremely happy for him. I’m happy for all of the success he’s gotten so far.”

    To take it a step further, Thomas has even lobbied to have the Kings star center join him with the Celtics.

    “If he came to Boston, that would be good, really good,” Thomas told the Sporting News over the summer. “The thing is, I’ve got his respect. I’ve always had that."

    “When I was with him, I didn’t back down,” Thomas added in his conversation with the Sporting News. “I’m a point guard and that was my job. No matter if we did or didn’t get along off the court, on that court we were going to get along, and I was going to hold him accountable. That’s just how it is. It’s how I’ve always been. And he respects me for doing that.”
    Through multiple conversations with management at the time, it was clear that Sacramento’s front office didn’t value Thomas as a starting point guard and they also didn’t believe that he would willingly accept a role as a six-man.

    Their valuation of Thomas was wrong.
    Its easy to blame it on Cousins but i think this one is squarely on their front office. They didn't value Thomas and they let him leave for nothing. We've seen instances where they don't listen to Cousins and don't even involve him in decisions (Like firing Malone and hiring Karl).......So this narrative that Cousins made them do it and that they were catering to Cousins sounds like BS to me.
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    I did google it and it seems to just be a rumour.

    http://www.csnbayarea.com/kings/isai...s-one-got-away





    Its easy to blame it on Cousins but i think this one is squarely on their front office. They didn't value Thomas and they let him leave for nothing. We've seen instances where they don't listen to Cousins and don't even involve him in decisions (Like firing Malone and hiring Karl).......So this narrative that Cousins made them do it and that they were catering to Cousins sounds like BS to me.
    There were multiple stories through IT's last season there about visible on court friction when Thomas would take shots in key moments instead of passing it to Cousins. As well as a strong narrative the next training camp about how much less the ball was sticking with Thomas gone. Now it's entirely possible this friction was superficial and Cousins didn't explicitly demand Thomas be shipped out. However it could easily be a front office saw on court friction between two guys and didnt want it to escalate, and chose to side with Cousins by trading Thomas.

    Considering evveryone knows Cousins is a manchilad who pouts and whines when he doesnt get his way, it doesn't take a genius to connect the dots that IT would still most likely be there if Cousins didnt seem to clash with him.

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    Quote white men can't jump wrote: View Post
    There were multiple stories through IT's last season there about visible on court friction when Thomas would take shots in key moments instead of passing it to Cousins. As well as a strong narrative the next training camp about how much less the ball was sticking with Thomas gone. Now it's entirely possible this friction was superficial and Cousins didn't explicitly demand Thomas be shipped out. However it could easily be a front office saw on court friction between two guys and didnt want it to escalate, and chose to side with Cousins by trading Thomas.

    Considering evveryone knows Cousins is a manchilad who pouts and whines when he doesnt get his way, it doesn't take a genius to connect the dots that IT would still most likely be there if Cousins didnt seem to clash with him.

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    Apparently, they didn't even see IT as a starting point guard and didn't want to pay him north of 5 million per year. That's not Cousins, that's the front office.

    You obviously think it's ok for you state rumours as fact just because you don't like Cousins....

    Also, why would IT (who actually went through the experience and knows MUCH more than you do) say that he would like Cousins to join him in Boston???

    Like I said before.....I don't buy it.

    Teammates can disagree/argue, etc. That doesn't mean that he wanted IT gone at all.



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    What will you guys do when we beat Wizards on March 1st to capture our 10th straight win

    I want a "Thank You Abbas" thread at MINIMUM
    One game at a time man lol

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    Apparently, they didn't even see IT as a starting point guard and didn't want to pay him north of 5 million per year. That's not Cousins, that's the front office.

    You obviously think it's ok for you state rumours as fact just because you don't like Cousins....

    Also, why would IT (who actually went through the experience and knows MUCH more than you do) say that he would like Cousins to join him in Boston???

    Like I said before.....I don't buy it.

    Teammates can disagree/argue, etc. That doesn't mean that he wanted IT gone at all.



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    http://cowbellkingdom.com/sunday-mus...beef-rages-on/

    Take a look at this


    Again nothing explicit, but if you read between the lines is pretty clear there was some friction of some sort and the team probably acted that way at least partly due to that.

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    Anyone want to edited my essay for this Humanities/English Literature course ?

    It's about Nietzsche
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    Who he play fo?
    How did Green Bay Packers legendary middle linebacker Ray Nietzsche become the subject of Lit course ?

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    Quote Demographic Shift wrote: View Post
    How did Green Bay Packers legendary middle linebacker Ray Nietzsche become the subject of Lit course ?
    I'm taking that as a no... no as in no one wants to edited my essay
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    Quote Chefff wrote: View Post
    You need to be held accountable if your "prediction" turns out to be wrong. Any suggestions? A lifetime ban from starting game threads might be a good start...
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    Honestly, we'd probably let Abbas off with a warning & force him not to make a game thread until next season.


    He's got too many inside sources, even if they are usually himself, for us to completely shut the guy down.
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    Now Cody can stop posting about this guy and we have a poster to blame if anything goes wrong!!
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    You need to be held accountable if your "prediction" turns out to be wrong. Any suggestions? A lifetime ban from starting game threads might be a good start...
    A 500 word essay on why DeMar DeRozan should not be an all star.

    I think Abbas might explode.

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    A win! Yay. At this point, with these injuries, every win is a good win. Not much to glean from this one.

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    Hello everyone, i am new here. But i think in this game raptors will come back on winning streak. They will regain ther confidence(a little bit at least) So good luck, and go Raptors.(Sorry. English not my first language). Oh, and Raps Win 103-94.
    So, doesn't get much better than that, right?

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    Honestly, we'd probably let Abbas off with a warning & force him not to make a game thread until next season.


    He's got too many inside sources, even if they are usually himself, for us to completely shut the guy down.
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    Quote Scraptor wrote: View Post
    A 500 word essay on why DeMar DeRozan should not be an all star.

    I think Abbas might explode.
    I would love to do this, however I cannot even think of one reason why he should not be an All-Star. I would not be able to argue the thesis.

    Demar is a HOF lock. First Ballot.
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    Here's a wild prediction for tonight.....Cojo as the starting point guard.

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    Quote Jclaw wrote: View Post
    Here's a wild prediction for tonight.....Cojo as the starting point guard.
    Why


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    Quote Jclaw wrote: View Post
    Here's a wild prediction for tonight.....Cojo as the starting point guard.
    *heart attack*
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    Quote Jclaw wrote: View Post
    Here's a wild prediction for tonight.....Cojo as the starting point guard.
    Anyone think a trade is in the works involving cojo? Maybe that's why he's not playing.

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    It would not be the craziest thing to rest Lowry in a back to back if he really is sick. Strange for CoJo to be a complete DNP yesterday....perhaps part of a plan to rest him for today. Casey likes his rotations (i realize this works both for and against the idea)...maybe without Kyle he would just want FVV off the bench. Casey does strange things (Sullinger is out...he's out...he's getting better..he may be in the Dleague...he's starting?!) often with the motive of giving a confidence boost to someone. And lastly, this is Austin Rivers and the Clippers, not CP and the Clippers. Not saying I am putting any money on it...just reinterpreting some of the tea leaves.

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    I could see it. Of course, I could also see a sick Lowry playing 80 minutes between last night and tonight, so...

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