Gregs Kite wrote:My god you love you some surly negroes. Holy moly.
My god you hate you some surly negroes!
I'm not even going to cite any stats, Ima take a page out of your playbook. I watch games. I have watched DeMarcus Cousins and the Kings play basketball. I'm either half-blind or he's a fucking terror on the court surrounded by poorly-coached, shit players. Dude can score whenever he wants. He has an endless array of post moves, a deadly jab-step, face-up up game where he can either shoot the J or put it on the floor and finish strong with either hand. He shoots 3's like a guard. He can kill you passing out of the double team. He is a pretty good defensive player when he wants to be.
Yes, he's a head case and sometimes whines to the refs instead of getting back on D. I think these are fixable problems if he's on the right team. It's happened before. We will see.
You not citing stats is the most respectable thing you've posted in months, thank you.
If we agree that the Celtics are the "right team", and I think we do, correct me if I'm wrong, then this guy, the consensus best center in the league, would flourish. I mean, that's what we're getting at here, right? None of this is Cousins' fault, he just hasn't been given the tools to succeed, right? So why didn't Danny Ainge go "all-in"?
Dthefritz wrote:With the Ray Allen trade, the Celtics were making all-in moves already, and they would have been ecstatic with one season and one title out of him. They may have assets and a nice team, but they don't have two bona fide superstars like they did prior to the KG trade.
Signing Al Horford, chasing Kevin Durant and stockpiling assets screams wanting to go "all in", to me. Ainge isn't making moves to put butts in seats for the 50/50 raffles at the Gahhhhden. He sees Cousins on the block and passes and we're left flailing our arms in wonderment because we weren't listening to him and Vlade chat? Okay.
Lastly, even if you are right about Danny Ainge's thought processes and opinion, that doesn't prove anything. It proves a generally smart GM thinks something. That doesn't mean it's a definitive fact.
I know, it's all a great big wild mystery that no one can know without contacting the Stygian witches, but it doesn't take much more than bare minimum common sense to realize the Celtics probably had reservations about bringing this guy in. They have more draft picks than roster spots, I don't think it's wild speculation to think Ainge would pounce on a great talent if he thought it got them closer to a title. I know, I know, none of this is poor DeMarcus' fault. He's just a misunderstood dude who has had some gee whiz rotten luck playing professional basketball.