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  1. Jimbodandy

    2022-23 NBA Game Thread

    No beef with anyone debating between Jordan and Lebron. I have the former #1, but understand arguments for the latter. Agreed on the dropoff to #3. Then 3-10 is an interesting mix of high-peak vs. longevity guys and RINGZ vs. transformed-the-game guys. How much one value's a guy's peak alone...
  2. Jimbodandy

    2022-23 NBA Game Thread

    I don't know why Utah does that straight-up, but a lot of you guys know the cap way better. If I'm Ainge, I'm extorting something else from LAL on top of that.
  3. Jimbodandy

    Cavalry Candidates

    Simmons is enjoying the Robert California phase of his career, and nobody seems to mind.
  4. Jimbodandy

    2022-2023 General Celtics thread

    I think when it comes to meniscus repair we just don't know. If he really has bone on bone going on, it's obviously a problem. But is it a big enough problem that it will ultimately result in him not being able to play at all, or is it something where it can be managed with a 55-game, 28mpg...
  5. Jimbodandy

    2022-23 NBA Game Thread

    Whenever we talk about these lifetime rankings, we're going to differ on where the longevity guys belong and how important rings are (and whether you were the obviously primary reason for those rings). Kareem's production is outstanding. He owned the 1970's statistically and MVP wise. That...
  6. Jimbodandy

    Tom Brady is retiring

    The bolded is the likely answer, not just for Wickersham but some of the other farfalards who have written hit pieces on BFB and the Pats over the years. Sure, some like Borges and McDonough had intentional slants to their writing, but many lately have been cutting corners or skipping due...
  7. Jimbodandy

    2022-23 NBA Game Thread

    Yeah that's not true. The "Kareem as maybe GOAT" talk started at least five years ago. It's ridiculous talk, but I don't think that any legitimate ranking system has him outside of the top 5. Some guys get punished for not enough longevity (Bird, Magic to a lesser extent), and some guys are...
  8. Jimbodandy

    2022-2023 General Celtics thread

    You're correct in one sense. If you're an acquiring team, the fear is not "we're paying this guy for 55 games per year". He's a bargain even for that. The fear is zero games a year. Even his modest salary is a waste if the man ends up not being able to play. His MRI probably looks like a...
  9. Jimbodandy

    Kyrie is a Maverick. And we have schadenfreude…

    I mean, he was healthy and playing next to a healthy Durant (a top-10 all time player when he's done most likely) and those guys who don't know how to win gave him a colonoscopy last year.
  10. Jimbodandy

    Kyrie is a Maverick. And we have schadenfreude…

    No, he was great in that finals. But if I were Michael Anthony in like 1982 or so, I wouldn't be talking about how my band kicked ass while sharing a stage with Eddie and Dave. He's playing next to GOAT-B, has one ring, and 53 other playoff games spread among the other 11 seasons that he...
  11. Jimbodandy

    2022-2023 General Celtics thread

    I'm not saying that this deal fits the trade machine, but I'm not saying that it doesn't either.
  12. Jimbodandy

    Kyrie is a Maverick. And we have schadenfreude…

    I don't know man. Kyrie turns 31 next month and has as many playoff games on his resume as Tatum and fewer than Brown. Sure, he won a ring playing next to a top-2 forever player and hit a big shot (yay), but this isn't Michael Jordan or Bill Russell saying it.
  13. Jimbodandy

    Cavalry Candidates

    Exactly. There were consecutive plays last night where sloth on the defensive end led to buckets, and I complained about his effort. My son was over and said "if Grant isn't hustling, what is he?". A hustling, switchable Grant who bangs 3s, drives closeouts, takes abuse with his body, and...
  14. Jimbodandy

    Cavalry Candidates

    I love Grant. Love. I know it was only one game, but he was a dog last night. Didn't hustle for anything. Has put up some stinkers in the last month or so. Hope he isn't in his own head too much.
  15. Jimbodandy

    Cavalry Candidates

    SuperMax is so much cake that nobody leaves it on the table. I mean, you can, I suppose, but we're not talking +5% or something. If JB qualifies for that, the Cs will offer it, and he'll almost certainly take it. As it should be. And that has nothing to do with whether Durant is available or...
  16. Jimbodandy

    Cavalry Candidates

    It's not that confusing. 1. It's a sidebar argument for "I want Durant". 2. While some folks here and elsewhere believe in Jaylen as cornerstone player, some don't and never will.
  17. Jimbodandy

    Kyrie is a Maverick. And we have schadenfreude…

    I think that folks here can't fathom what it's like being these guys. Kyrie has a "brand" that goes beyond his direct contributions on the court, first of all. Guy starred in his own movie, has his own shoe, basically had an influence beyond pointz. And he's clearly personable with players...
  18. Jimbodandy

    Kyrie is a Maverick. And we have schadenfreude…

    Yeah they're pretty poorly run. They deserve a ton of credit for snagging Luka, as he was undervalued in that draft by a bunch obviously. Other than that, it really has been a decade or so of trading a quarter for two dimes. They're like a family pizza place where the old man died and the...
  19. Jimbodandy

    Kyrie is a Maverick. And we have schadenfreude…

    You're leaving out the "but is the gap really that big" part. It is big. It's enormous by any metric. That said, the soft skills stuff is no bullshit. Kyrie is like a great drummer with a drug problem. Brooklyn is probably as glad to see him go as Dallas is to have him, but Dallas needs a...
  20. Jimbodandy

    Kyrie is a Maverick. And we have schadenfreude…

    I get that you'd rather have Dinwiddie because Kyrie is as nutty as squirrel poo. That's understandable. But your dislike of Kyrie seems to be clouding your judgment concerning the difference between these two players. If you don't like DARKO, we can use BBRef BPM: Plr Car 2023 2022 KI 4.5...