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Lol at calling Rubio a bum. Probably same dudes saying Dunn was gonna take his job.

Once he leaves the Wolves you'll see how much Wiggins and KAT get affected.

 

They won 31 games :lol

 

What are you saying right now? 

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Saying he's nowhere near a bum. Dude is arguably the best passer in the league, makes KAT and Wiggins job 100x easier.

Ask any wolves fan how much worse they play without him on the floor. That team's troubles go way beyond Rubio.
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Saying he's not a bum. Dude is arguably the best passer in the league, makes KAT and Wiggins job 100x easier.

Ask any wolves fan how much worse they play without him on the floor. That team's troubles go way beyond Rubio.

 

And how many Wolves are satisfied with the product with him on the floor? 

 

If they are **** with him off the floor...what is the value in being slightly less **** with him on the floor? Is being a career sub 40% shooter not one of the team's troubles? 

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Shooting 40% is terrible for a guard, yes. But when you attempt an average 8.7 shots per game for your career its not as bad it seems.

Their lack of interior defense mainly because KAT refuses to guard anything is a much bigger problem. The team is almost as bad as when Love (whose known for his lack of defense) was there. Team defense and depth is their main issue.

Once again, their troubles go far beyond Rubio's 40% shooting on 8 shots a game.
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If Rubio or Rondo had a midrange game... Like really how hard was it for these guys to pay some 7ft stiff a couple of thousands to try to block their midrange shots for a whole summer

You want them practicing contested jumpers?

Rondo shoots at league average from 3 the past two seasons and his best asset will always be his playmaking.

Lmaooooo people are hilarious man
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Rubio has def won me over. The young guys obviously respect/love him, and he def has Thibs second guessing his stance on him. It's fairly well known that he came in wanting to move Rubio, and has became an advocate for him. I think Dunns' stagnant playing time had more to do with Rubio's success this year than Dunn's lack of development. 

 

Rubio makes the Wolves more efficient in every way on offense, on defense I'll take Dunn any day of the week and this is with limited sample size withstanding.

 

One thing I know for sure, Tyus Jones is gone. Despite his elevated play this year when given the chance it's clear Thibs does not like his game.

 

As far as the draft goes, I am praying Monk falls to us. I'll settle for Isaac.


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Rubio has def won me over. The young guys obviously respect/love him, and he def has Adleman second guessing his stance on him.

One thing I know for sure, Tyus Jones is gone. Despite his elevated play this year when given the chance it's clear Adleman does not like his game.

Pretty sure Rick Adelman retired like half a decade ago
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Pretty sure Rick Adelman retired like half a decade ago


Haha, touche 

 

I meant Thibs my b

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Lol at calling Rubio a bum. Dude tore his ACL, recovered, then his mother passed.

These are probably same dudes saying Dunn was gonna take his job. Once he leaves the Wolves you'll see how much Wiggins and KAT get affected.
Give Kat and Wiggins a PG that can shoot and go left, they'll flourish. Rubio is overrated.
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Saw this on BR. Crazy to think a 5th pick just a couple years ago would net such a small return. 
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Philadelphia 76ers Receive: PG/SG Dante Exum

Utah Jazz Receive: SG/SF Justin Anderson, No. 36 pick, 2018 second-round pick (via Clippers or New york Knicks)

Dante Exum doesn't seem like a happy camper.

"You can tell he's not happy with how the season went," the Desert NewsJody Genessy wrote of Exum's year-end media availability. "It felt like he was giving partial answers and holding back what he really felt."

Can we really blame him? Exum's injury woes have been compounded by an unpredictable place in the rotation. Head coach Quin Snyder had no problem this season turning to Shelvin Mack or Raul Neto before him.

There's no light at the end of the tunnel if the Jazz intend to re-sign George Hill. More minutes will be available at backup point guard once Mack, as expected, takes his talents elsewhere, but Exum is a restricted free agent next summer, and paying him is out of the question.

Utah will cannonball into the luxury tax if Hayward, Hill and Joe Ingles (restricted) are all back, and Derrick Favors and Rodney Hood (restricted) are both headed for free agency in 2018.

Things would change if Hayward left, and the Jazz send Hill and Ingles packing with him. Even then, Exum's looming payday isn't going away.

Getting out in front of what feels likes an unavoidable divorce is a good idea. Exum isn't going to hold a ton of value, so the Jazz should pounce at a trio of cost-controlled assets that include a defensive specialist like Anderson.

As for the Sixers, let's not pretend uniting Ben Simmons with a fellow Australian isn't the coolest idea ever. Exum isn't a spot-up weapon and must learn to play off other ball-dominators, but Philly has the bandwidth to test out another point guard as a super sub

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Rubio is the same cat that couldn't get the Wolves above .500 with Love. All that passing gets you nowhere if you can't shoot or take the ball in the hole when it matters. Dude ever came up clutch? It's easy to defend against a player that only strength is to pass. You play him and watch his passes. He can't do nothing else.


Celtics gotta trade that pick for Butler or if PG stay, or nab GH. They either gotta decide if they want to stand "contending" or not. That #1 has power but can be bitter sweet.
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Rubio is the same cat that couldn't get the Wolves above .500 with Love. All that passing gets you nowhere if you can't shoot or take the ball in the hole when it matters. Dude ever came up clutch? It's easy to defend against a player that only strength is to pass. You play him and watch his passes. He can't do nothing else.


Celtics gotta trade that pick for Butler or if PG stay, or nab GH. They either gotta decide if they want to stand "contending" or not. That #1 has power but can be bitter sweet.
Don't think it's Rubio's fault the team sucked when he wasn't playing (injury or rest).
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Faux news. Post is very misleading.
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Exum another trash as player who can't put the ball in his left hand.


Called it early on him that he was weak, NT wasn't trying to hear it.
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Exum and his agent did a great job finessing his way to the top 5
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Fran Fraschilla called him the Australian Michael Jordan
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Kobe endorsed him and he was trying to intentionally drop his draft stock to go to the lakers
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The amount of people shocked by an athletic 6-6 PG who dominated youth competition going in the top 5 is always hilarious. laugh.gif




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Josh Jackson over Fultz and Ball all day.

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Exum another trash as player who can't put the ball in his left hand.


Called it early on him that he was weak, NT wasn't trying to hear it.

Eh, not true. As the draft got closer I definitely remember asking Osh was it possible that he was a MCW with more athleticism. There was always a risk, his upside was just too high not to pick him high
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Teams have to build their roster to defeat GSW and CLE and counteract Curry/KD and Kyrie/Lebron, at least for the next 5 years.

 

Wouldn't shock me one bit if there's a team out there who's going to try to get Westbrook/PG13 together on the same team within the next two years.

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Teams have to build their roster to defeat GSW and CLE and counteract Curry/KD and Kyrie/Lebron, at least for the next 5 years.

Wouldn't shock me one bit if there's a team out there who's going to try to get Westbrook/PG13 together on the same team within the next two years.


Yup all Russ needs is someone that didn't make All NBA to take down the Warriors
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Exum another trash as player who can't put the ball in his left hand.


Called it early on him that he was weak, NT wasn't trying to hear it.

Eh, not true. As the draft got closer I definitely remember asking Osh was it possible that he was a MCW with more athleticism. There was always a risk, his upside was just too high not to pick him high


Nah Bruh the homie osh def said he was certified.
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Teams have to build their roster to defeat GSW and CLE and counteract Curry/KD and Kyrie/Lebron, at least for the next 5 years.

Wouldn't shock me one bit if there's a team out there who's going to try to get Westbrook/PG13 together on the same team within the next two years.


Yup all Russ needs is someone that didn't make All NBA to take down the Warriors

 

Making All-NBA don't mean nothin.

 

Kyrie didn't make All-NBA this year yet he's one of the main reasons CLE is CLE. Without him, Lebron ain't winnin nothin.

 

Klay didn't make All-NBA. You think GSW is the same without him?

 

Gobert made All-NBA second team. DeAndre Jordan made All-NBA. Anthony Davis made All-NBA. None of their teams did any damage this year.

 

It's about the team as a whole. And if Russ teams up with PG13 in the future, who says it's with OKC? They could team up together on a team already loaded with solid role players (aka better than their current teams now) and next thing you know they're challenging an older Warrior and Cav squads.

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Exum looked fine before tearing his ACL too. Knowing how raw he was already, that **** set him back another 2-3 years. Not expecting much if anything from him at this point.
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Teams have to build their roster to defeat GSW and CLE and counteract Curry/KD and Kyrie/Lebron, at least for the next 5 years.


Wouldn't shock me one bit if there's a team out there who's going to try to get Westbrook/PG13 together on the same team within the next two years.



Yup all Russ needs is someone that didn't make All NBA to take down the Warriors

Making All-NBA don't mean nothin.

Kyrie didn't make All-NBA this year yet he's one of the main reasons CLE is CLE. Without him, Lebron ain't winnin nothin.

Klay didn't make All-NBA. You think GSW is the same without him?

Gobert made All-NBA second team. DeAndre Jordan made All-NBA. Anthony Davis made All-NBA. None of their teams did any damage this year.

It's about the team as a whole. And if Russ teams up with PG13 in the future, who says it's with OKC?


I never said anything about OKC. Why don't you just say you think the Lakers are going to do it? We all know it laugh.gif

And yes, GSW is winning without Klay laugh.gif
Kyrie you can replace with multiple point guards and Bron can get the same production out of, without him getting toasted on defense every play.
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Been said since day 1 that Kyrie is the luckiest PG in this league once they got Lebron. Replace Kyrie with other score first point guards like Lillard, Conley, IT, Dragic, etc I'm not sure the Cavs miss too much of a step.

He's a great player individually, but Lebron hides all his weaknesses.
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Teams have to build their roster to defeat GSW and CLE and counteract Curry/KD and Kyrie/Lebron, at least for the next 5 years.


Wouldn't shock me one bit if there's a team out there who's going to try to get Westbrook/PG13 together on the same team within the next two years.



Yup all Russ needs is someone that didn't make All NBA to take down the Warriors

Making All-NBA don't mean nothin.

Kyrie didn't make All-NBA this year yet he's one of the main reasons CLE is CLE. Without him, Lebron ain't winnin nothin.

Klay didn't make All-NBA. You think GSW is the same without him?

Gobert made All-NBA second team. DeAndre Jordan made All-NBA. Anthony Davis made All-NBA. None of their teams did any damage this year.

It's about the team as a whole. And if Russ teams up with PG13 in the future, who says it's with OKC?


I never said anything about OKC. Why don't you just say you think the Lakers are going to do it? We all know it laugh.gif

And yes, GSW is winning without Klay laugh.gif
Kyrie you can replace with multiple point guards and Bron can get the same production out of, without him getting toasted on defense every play.

 

GSW is going to win without Klay. But they won't win the chip without him. GSW's success against CLE in the Finals will rest largely on how Klay manages to win/lose his individual matchup against Smith/Shump on offense and trying to guard Lebron.

 

Your last sentence is absolute nonsense. With everything Kyrie (who btw is one of the most clutch playoff performers in the game today) has done against Curry in big moments, don't act like you can slide John Wall's chokin *** or Isaiah Thomas' 5'9" frame or Kyle Lowry's overweight self in the CLE lineup and think they gonna win a chip. :lol

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Exum another trash as player who can't put the ball in his left hand.


Called it early on him that he was weak, NT wasn't trying to hear it.

Eh, not true. As the draft got closer I definitely remember asking Osh was it possible that he was a MCW with more athleticism. There was always a risk, his upside was just too high not to pick him high


Nah Bruh the homie osh def said he was certified.

He acknowledged the risk even in believing in him.
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