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Old 07-09-2012, 11:43 AM   #21 (permalink)
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at least KG stayed with his team for 12 years before he moved. some players now feel entitled to play for a superstar team without trying to win with their original team.
I really hated how KG's talent was wasted in his prime. I mean Oliver fucking Miller? He had that team overachieving more often than not, but they never had a chance to see the team improve from year to year. One huge reason for that was his insane payday. At least that can't appen anymore, and that's a plus. They need to keep moving in that direction, where it's not all about paying one guy, and keep moving towards freeing up player movement, which should help with the bigger problem today, paying far too much for a middling player in a seller's (player's) market.
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Old 07-09-2012, 11:45 AM   #22 (permalink)
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Garnett was on the wolves for 10 years.
Durrant, well that was kind of premature, he's only been around a short time.

love has only been in the league for 3 years! has he even made the allstar team yet? and he's already talking shit?
He made it as an alternate.... barely.

He's carried that team nowhere as well.
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Old 07-09-2012, 11:48 AM   #23 (permalink)
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Wow nice one Love.
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Old 07-09-2012, 12:16 PM   #24 (permalink)
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He will regret that interview soon enough...that said, i'd take that guy in a heartbeat.
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Old 07-09-2012, 12:33 PM   #25 (permalink)
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This is exactly why I blame Lebron for all this BS. He told everyone else in the league they should abandon there teams to "win", even though there fake rings any way. The younger generation is learning from the older one, look at what he's saying. All my teammates have a good team, they did what they wanted to get a good team, so should I, it's like he's a damn five year old.
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Old 07-09-2012, 01:57 PM   #26 (permalink)
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has he even made the allstar team yet?
ye he has last yr and the yr before.
1:30 mark u can see that fool lol.
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Old 07-09-2012, 02:39 PM   #27 (permalink)
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he is being a baby. he is still very young and the future of this t-wolves team looks bright. and i see comparisons to lebron. As far as i remember for 6 years Lebron didnt throw his team under the bus like this even when he was surrounded by a bad team (correct me if im wrong). And Lebron took the cavs to the playoffs multiple times and even went as far as the nba finals. Bosh lead the Raptors to the playoffs and an atlantic division title. Melo and Wade and all these other players i assume he was referring too have done the same.

He's only been in the league a couple of years its too soon for him to get frustrated and want to build a super team.. as much as we want to throw these brooklyn nets/miami heat super stars under the bus for forming monster teams....they all accomplished something individually on their own without complaining before giving up and demanding something be done. Im not saying that makes it okay to form these monster teams.. but imho its better than what kevin love is doing right now at 23 having not accomplished anything with his team and complaining already. He hasnt even given his team much of a shot to be good.
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Old 07-09-2012, 02:53 PM   #28 (permalink)
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Garnett was on the wolves for 10 years.
Durrant, well that was kind of premature, he's only been around a short time.

love has only been in the league for 3 years! has he even made the allstar team yet? and he's already talking shit?

Make that 12 years. 1995-2007.
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Old 07-09-2012, 02:55 PM   #29 (permalink)
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Love definitely overreacted and did in the worst way possible. Kahn has actually done a surprisingly good job of surrounding him with good players, and they look really good going in to next year especially if they get Batum. He's got one of the better centers in the NBA next to him who will only continue to improve, and a PG who is likely going to be top 5 at his position in 2-3 years max. If they re-sign Ridnour and another good swingman off of the bench, they have a stacked team going in to next season with DWill off the bench as well.

Love needs to stop being a bitch because the other players he's playing with have already make the playoffs. Not all of them made the playoffs in their first few years either. You didnt see them complaining.
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Old 07-09-2012, 04:21 PM   #30 (permalink)
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Love definitely overreacted and did in the worst way possible. Kahn has actually done a surprisingly good job of surrounding him with good players, and they look really good going in to next year especially if they get Batum. He's got one of the better centers in the NBA next to him who will only continue to improve, and a PG who is likely going to be top 5 at his position in 2-3 years max. If they re-sign Ridnour and another good swingman off of the bench, they have a stacked team going in to next season with DWill off the bench as well.

Love needs to stop being a bitch because the other players he's playing with have already make the playoffs. Not all of them made the playoffs in their first few years either. You didnt see them complaining.

Well I would be surprised if the Portland let Batum go any faster than NO letting Gordon go - not happening. I'm not overly whooped with who is surrounding Love, though Love could probably help is cause if he actually tried on the defensive end. A little of something from Love would certainly help everyone else.

On a side note, seriously, if Deron Williams is referred to as DWill do we have to refer to Derrick Williams as DWill as well? Can we have one knickname per player?
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Well I would be surprised if the Portland let Batum go any faster than NO letting Gordon go - not happening. I'm not overly whooped with who is surrounding Love, though Love could probably help is cause if he actually tried on the defensive end. A little of something from Love would certainly help everyone else.

On a side note, seriously, if Deron Williams is referred to as DWill do we have to refer to Derrick Williams as DWill as well? Can we have one knickname per player?
Deron is D-Will whereas Derrick can be Dwill, rhymes with twill or quill
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Old 07-09-2012, 04:47 PM   #32 (permalink)
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This is exactly why I blame Lebron for all this BS. He told everyone else in the league they should abandon there teams to "win", even though there fake rings any way. The younger generation is learning from the older one, look at what he's saying. All my teammates have a good team, they did what they wanted to get a good team, so should I, it's like he's a damn five year old.
Well at least Lebron left as a free agent. What I can't stand are these players who sign these big contract extensions and then demand a trade partway through.
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Old 07-09-2012, 05:48 PM   #33 (permalink)
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I've always disliked Kevin Love -

Plays in garbage time - stat whore
anybody else who likes shooting the ball gets a seat on the bench
Gets MJ-Kobe type respect from officials in terms of rebounding.
When he doesn't get those calls and an equal like Scola goes to war with him he literally steps on their faces.

Very good player, top 4-8 pf in the league - but a genuine asshole and dis-likeable person.
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Old 07-09-2012, 06:27 PM   #34 (permalink)
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This is exactly the kind of shit players think about when they make the Olympic god-squad.
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Old 07-09-2012, 11:46 PM   #35 (permalink)
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Why the heck not? Melo did it and got his wish. As will Dwight. And D_Williams. ETC.

This is the new NBA folks! LeBron, Wade and Bosh set the standard.

No longer do you work with your team (Like MJ, Bird, Magic,...heck..Olajawan) , you hold your team at ransom to either stack it or bolt.

I thought the new CBA would curb this. It's becoming harder and harder to stay a fan of this league.
I don't agree.

CB and 'bron gave their team 7 seasons to bring in just ONE other legit all-star talent.... and they couldn't do it. Those guys played their asses off for their squads the same way that KG worked his ass off for Minny.

At the end of the day players want to win.... and no one wants to be that guy who "was a good player but never won a ring because he just wasn't a winner".

MJ, Bird and Magic have no right to talk about anything... because all 3 had solid talent around them for most of their careers.

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Love definitely overreacted and did in the worst way possible. Kahn has actually done a surprisingly good job of surrounding him with good players, and they look really good going in to next year especially if they get Batum. He's got one of the better centers in the NBA next to him who will only continue to improve, and a PG who is likely going to be top 5 at his position in 2-3 years max. If they re-sign Ridnour and another good swingman off of the bench, they have a stacked team going in to next season with DWill off the bench as well.

Love needs to stop being a bitch because the other players he's playing with have already make the playoffs. Not all of them made the playoffs in their first few years either. You didnt see them complaining.
Yep. Agreed. There are some great pieces in Minny. I don't see why Love is complaining.

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Old 07-09-2012, 11:51 PM   #36 (permalink)
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I've always disliked Kevin Love -

Plays in garbage time - stat whore
anybody else who likes shooting the ball gets a seat on the bench
Gets MJ-Kobe type respect from officials in terms of rebounding.
When he doesn't get those calls and an equal like Scola goes to war with him he literally steps on their faces.

Very good player, top 4-8 pf in the league - but a genuine asshole and dis-likeable person.
I think its funny when people rip on Love. His pisspoor personality aside, he's a fucking elite nba'er.

If "stat padding" which is a massive myth created by morons, was so easy, they would all be doing it. Love rebounds the ball. Period. And he can score. I gotta read 200 posts a week about how shit Bargnani is because he cant get boards....fuck, clearly all he needs to do is "stat pad" and he's golden, problem, solved!

Again, Love might be a Dickwerm, but his play isn't something anyone needs to pretend thy can rip on. Guys is a beast on the glass, and a solid player.
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Old 07-10-2012, 02:25 AM   #37 (permalink)
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Kevin Love is a great player and his last two seasons were really good. What I find disheartening is the fact that he is already losing patience. They just got Rubio and before all the injuries were contending for that eighth and final playoff spot. The GM is trying to bring in more talent with the offer sheet to Batum and the signing of Brandon Roy. When I hear him say, "greatest" needs to be surrounded by "greatness," he's going a bit over the top there. He's only had 2 good seasons and has never been a winner. Greatness is not only defined by your talent but also by wins. I thought he would be going into the season with a more positive attitude. He just re-signed with the Wolves and itís a bit premature to start complaining. When they have a full roster with their new additions and aren't improving that's when there should be some cause for concern. After the 2 and half men joined Miami, everyone is looking to build a super team. Donít get me wrong, itís fun to watch but sucks for diehard Raptor fans like myself.
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lol well that was quick, their team is just starting to look solid
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Old 07-10-2012, 04:53 AM   #39 (permalink)
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Just hire a bunch of really good players that can't rebound. I need to keep padding my stats.
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I mean does spending 10 million on a guy with no knees really inspire a lot of confidence?
Going after OJ Mayo to play SG for them would have been a lower risk move, but it also would have cost more. The T-Wolves needed to keep more cap space free in order to make the offer to Batum. In theory, going after Roy rather than Mayo gave them a chance to make additions at both wing spots, rather than just one. Unfortunately, Portland might match. But still, the point is that T-Wolves management are actively trying to make upgrades and add assets.

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I agree that he should be able to see the cup as at least half full, but he should also be able to see where the team is definitively improving from year to year and not have to wonder if it all gets blown up.
Well, they are improving. I don't know how he could feel that they are not. They were 21-20 when Rubio got hurt, and 18-13 when Rubio was in the starting lineup with Love and Pekovic. They were on pace to make a historic turnaround from the year before, by doubling the previous season's wins total, and it would have been done in a shortened season! They are already going in the right direction.
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