dareedle wrote:Another disappointing loss, and a solid performance from Dunleavy who has become a scoring option under the Carlisle system. This team is guaranteed to play as well as the Musselman Arenas squad, a lot of potential but not even close to making the playoffs. The center piece of our trading spree is a post player that got an amazing "1 rebound". We have drafted busts in most of our lottery picks, and our best players (Arenas and Ellis) have been second round picks or respectable but not great picks can't hit free throws(Biedrins and J-Rich). We now have two gifted and athletic players that will join the ranks of a team that can't rebound, can't hit free throws and can't win in the fourth quarter. How many more seasons without making the playoff before we acknowledge, that we need to dump all our high salaries and mediocre players and hit rock bottom to land a young, healthy franchise player. We will never win in the fourth quarter until we have a decent post player that can actually pass out of a double team and a perimeter player that can bust a zone with dribble penetration and a make timely assist.
Very ignorant. I'll point out a few (of your many) idiotic statements
A) The Musselman squad wasn't even close to as loaded as this one. We have 5 players now as good as arenas was when he played for us
B) Yeah, bash Al Harrington's 1 rebound. I'll take Harrington's 30 and 1 over Murphy's 9 and 5 any day of the week.
C) Biedrins and Jrich were more than "respectable picks". They were good picks.
D) Dungleavy is shooting 36% from the field since joining indiana and playing insane amounts of minutes. 90% of players in the league
could put up the numbers dunleavy's putting up in those minutes.
E) WE JUST DID DUMP MANY OF OUR HIGH SALARIES, GENIUS, YOU CANT SNAP YOUR FINGERS AND EXPECT TO GET RID OF FOYLE
F) Biedrins is a top ten center in the league at 20 years old, give the guy a break. He's developing at a breakneck pace
G) Jesus, you're basically suggesting we hit the restart button (which will take a minimum of three years of losing) and hope to get lucky in the draft? That's worked so well for Boston, Toronto, Portland, and the Clippers to name a few. We just acquired a playoff calibre team and you're complaining because we lost two games to superior teams by small margins in the closing minutes with baron injuries and suspensions?