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Old 01-22-2014, 12:04 AM   #331 (permalink)
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Yeah, guys, why aren't you all calling out our 2nd year center on an affordable rookie scale contract for not scoring efficiently enough? Don't got making up nonsense no one has ever heard of like a "sophomore slump." Why focus so much attention on our starting shooting guard, highest paid player on the team, and the guy who takes all the shots at the end of close games and basically determines whether we win or lose (in those situations)? It's not like he's had 5 years in the league to figure anything out. Or like he's being marketed as an all-star and believes himself deserving of being one. Priorities guys!

Come on. It's been noted that JV is struggling. It's also been noted that Amir is basically useless out there. But those two have a track record as two of the most intense players on the team, regularly give it their all, and in Jonas' case have a long way to go developmentally before he's what he will be. DeMar has a long history of taking inefficient shots and contributing little in other areas of the game. You can't be serious with that comparison.

Lowry might take long pull up jumpers, he might even take them as often as DD does (spoiler alert, he doesn't) - but it does actually matter whether those shots go in. Is a corner three from Novak a better shot than a corner three from Hayes? Similarly, the pull-up, contested jumpers from DD are not the same animal as the pull-up jumpers from Lowry. One has a proven track record of being ridiculously efficient. The other has the opposite track record. And yet DD has taken literally 50% more pull up jumpers than Lowry this season.
Wow. Sorry for bringing up the obvious truth that DeMar's success is linked to how the offense as a whole works or does not, or that the interior defense falling off a cliff is the biggest problem overall. Let's just make it about contracts, experience and character assassination.

Sorry, but Jonas seriously has to get his head screwed back on straight. Amir needs to return to form. Salmons needs to see the court. And DeMar needs to forget about the stupid All-Star game along with the rest of us. It's pretty meaningless and that shit takes care of itself. But he would not be the first or the last to be effected by that crap during the slog days of the NBA.

And Lowry has not always been ridiculous efficient at all, particularly in 4th quarters. He clearly is helped by not getting as contested thanks to defenses working to stop DeMar.

Now if you'd like to show me where this comparison is that you want to shit all over me for, i'd be interested in responding. And I'll apologize for making up nonsense when i see what that nonsense is exactly. Are you saying the success of this team does not require all parts of the offense to provide something, and that the defense inside can just go away? Is that really nonsensical to you? It's just about contracts, past performance and counting pull-up jumpers, while blatantly ignoring a player's impacting all other parts of the game? Okee dokie.

Charlotte jumped all over this team, in spite of DeMar scoring and defending and rebounding and passing, while the bigs wasted possessions, turned it over, shit their pants, and let Al Jefferson eat lunch under the rim. Letting Jefferson get anywhere he wanted was inexcusable. Then compounding that by just fumbling and bumbling on the offensive end, well it does kind of put the backcourt in a not very promising position for 48 minutes. That is not in any way a comparison, or nonsense. But be sure to count the pull up jumpers, because that's what it's all about.
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