They won 31 games
What are you saying right now?
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?
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.
I meant Thibs my b
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 News' Jody 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
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.
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.