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  • Katman
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    Apollo wrote: View Post
    So what does Colangelo do next? Tell Casey to hit the training room come game time and disclose it to the public as a "lower body injury"?
    Triano's not busy lol

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  • Bendit
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    RE the Utah-Wolves last game do we know whether the Jazz had their scrubs out as well? Utah was a considerably good team at that time and I find it to be surprising that the Wolves tied them (there was ot) when it is alleged that the Wolves purposely threw that game. Also, the Wolves could have thrown that game before it got to OT. It seems to me that both teams played their benches or Utah was dogging it with their Ateam. The first game discussed has more possibility of being a tank.

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  • Apollo
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    So what does Colangelo do next? Tell Casey to hit the training room come game time and disclose it to the public as a "lower body injury"?

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  • planetmars
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    Casey has acknowledged tanking in the past. ESPN wrote an article about tanking and quoted team sources when a team was obvious about tanking.

    http://espn.go.com/blog/truehoop/pos...tell-the-truth

    Here's a blurb from when Casey coached the Timberwolves:

    2005-06 Minnesota Timberwolves
    The most spectacular tank job in recent memory occurred on April 19, 2006, in a Minnesota-Memphis game that is still a common punch line around the league.

    Earlier that month, Chicago Tribune NBA writer Sam Smith had called out the Timberwolves and the league:

    The NBA should take a look at this one in the interest of the game's integrity and paying customers. Minnesota needs to have one of the top 10 poorest records to keep its draft pick. Otherwise, it goes to the Clippers from the Sam Cassell-Marko Jaric deal.

    In a 103-95 loss to the Jazz at home on Friday, Garnett sat out the fourth quarter after making all of his third-quarter shots. Garnett had 13 rebounds through three quarters, and Minnesota was outrebounded 18-6 in the fourth.

    It's reminiscent of the game-throwing days before the draft lottery was started.


    In the final game of the season, the Wolves sat Garnett and Ricky Davis, and then turned the game against Memphis into a joke by inserting Mark Madsen and letting him fire away. In six seasons, Madsen had made only one 3-pointer in nine attempts. But in that game he tossed up seven 3-pointers and missed them all -- they were his only 3-point attempts of the season. The Wolves lost the game in double overtime (Madsen started the second overtime with three 3-point bricks in less than a minute) and secured the draft pick.



    Was it a victimless crime? By securing a top-10 draft position, the Timberwolves prevented the Clippers from receiving the draft pick that became 2007 Rookie of the Year Brandon Roy (a future three-time All-Star whom the Wolves traded to Portland on draft night). And the Memphis win put the unfortunate Grizzlies (who also might have been motivated to lose the game) into a more difficult playoff bracket -- the Grizzlies started the postseason on the road and were swept by Dallas in the first round rather than having home-court advantage over a struggling Denver Nuggets team (which lost its first-round series to the Clippers).

    On the flip side, the draft pick that did not go to the Clippers in 2006 eventually became the pick that allowed L.A. to acquire Chris Paul from New Orleans in 2011 -- and the Timberwolves will not get to use their own lottery pick this season, in part because of that infamous night in 2006.

    ... Casey has condoned tanking in the past. Can't see why he wouldn't do it now, especially if Bryan asked him to.

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  • mcHAPPY
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    Bendit wrote: View Post
    I standby our previous discussion. I also wrote another post last night indicating that this was the first time I truly felt that the tank was sanctioned by Casey and how he employed his personnel.
    That is a tough one for a coach.

    On one hand, you know he wants to win.

    On the other hand, until last night, Alabi had played just 21 minutes this year and the team has an option on him next season.

    What do you do?

    When the game was competitive in the first half, Alabi was a big part of that..... those are words I never thought I would string together when talking about Solo.

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  • Bendit
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    stretch wrote: View Post
    Tanknation??? You really think the Raps are purposely holding back their personnel?
    I standby our previous discussion. I also wrote another post last night indicating that this was the first time I truly felt that the tank was sanctioned by Casey and how he employed his personnel.

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  • heinz57
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    This has officially replaced the classic "bargs is tupac" and "bosh is gay" as my favourite ever

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  • Apollo
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    ball4life wrote: View Post
    We tried sitting out Bargnani! Calderon! Bayless! on and on and on
    but it makes no difference in the team! and we are winning games we are not supposed to!

    Just give casey couple of weeks of vacation and its a party for tank nation for rest of the season!
    this guy is too good of a coach to let his team down for any reason!!
    Ok, I had to laugh. Is this the Twilight Zone?

    I just looked at the standings and right now they tied for 6th last. The Pistons and Warriors are both a game back but the Warriors are "rolling" with five straight losses. They need to be monitored. Meanwhile further into the abyss you have Cleveland who are just a game and a half in difference, sitting at 5th.

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  • Red and White
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    All the Grinch poems - Brilliant.

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  • mcHAPPY
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    octothorp wrote: View Post
    And what happened then? Well, in Toronto they say
    That David Stern's heart grew three sizes that day!

    So he whizzed through the night with his lottery balls
    And into the machine he put them, one and all.

    Stern rigged them, as he did every year.
    But this time to make Torontonians cheer.

    For a team that keeps winning with d-leaguers and scrubs
    Deserves a star player more than sad Bobcat cubs.

    And that is the story how David Stern gave us
    Our superstar player, young Anthony Davis.
    Ha - Gold!

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  • Puffer
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    There is talent in this board that goes far beyond the hardwood. :-)

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  • mcHAPPY
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    Ion66 wrote: View Post
    @Mack North: OK..here it is.

    He thought of the season, so full of intrigue.
    They benched poor James Johnson...Brought in the D-league.
    The Grinch was confused, his head was just spinning.
    They have no great talent, but just keep on winning!

    He checked on the standings and went half insane.
    We have no great players, this must be on Dwane!
    The one simple fact, and it seems it just missed him.
    All of the players....Have bought into the system!!

    And he puzzled three hours, `till his mouse hand was sore.
    Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn't Googled before!
    "Maybe tanking," he thought, "doesn't come from the score
    "Maybe tanking...perhaps...means a little bit more!"

    And the Grinches eyes became somewhat watery.
    When he just realized. The draft is a lottery!
    If you look to the past, the team that is worst.
    Isnt always the one, that gets to pick first.

    And what happened then...?
    Well...in Udoh-ville they say
    That the Grinch's Air Jordan's
    Grew three sizes that day!

    And he let go of the balls, on which he'd been banking,
    He posted on forums: "My team sucks at tanking!"
    And he brought back his old jersey! And lit lots of candles!
    And he...
    He Himself...
    The Grinch...
    Gave deRozen some handles.
    And then I scroll down and see this......... lol

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  • mcHAPPY
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    Ion66 wrote: View Post
    This is reminding me of The Grinch trying to figure out the the Who's in Whoville were celebrating without presents or food. "He looked at the team, and yelled with dismay...."They won without Bayless...or..Bargs or Jose!"

    Do the wins mean as much if they happen without 3 of the teams top players on the floor when it happens? Are they guys on the bench changed by the rest of the teams buy in to the new system? If the 3 contract guys are not back next year, does it mater that they learned and played well in the Casey system? The team that's winning these tough games is made of borrowed parts to a degree, so unless we're keeping a few D-league call ups, I'm pleased, Im impressed, I'm surprised, but I'm not as reassured for what it means for next season, if you know what I mean.
    That really is awesome!

    Nice work!

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  • Quirk
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    Ion66, octothorp, brilliant! nicely done! Combine these and the RR guys should post it on the blog.

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  • bounty
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    Lol nice guys

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