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    .500 team with 2 of the best players in the NBA

    You have arguably two of the best players in the NBA yet you continue to be .500 ball club.
    How pathetic is that or what? Not bashing but just stating the facts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zombo View Post
    Cousins is a career loser, looking back we could have had Buddy, Mitchell and Frank Mason instead of a guy that only puts up empty stats.
    We will be fine. Cousins canít do it all. We need a balanced attack which he have when we play as a team. See the Cleveland game.


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    A team with last year's MVP, Paul George, and a guy with the 22nd highest point total in NBA history is 11-13.


    Meanwhile A.D. needs to quit bouncing in and out of the lineup. Between misses, partial games he had to leave for one reason or another, first games back where he didn't look ready etc., he hasn't been fully available for 1/3 of the season.

    This is why that's important:
    in 526 minutes together on the court, Boogie and Brow have outscored opponents by +5.1pts/48
    in 685 minutes when they are not together on the court, the Pels have been outscored by -4.6pts/48

    The Pels are a team designed around 2 superstars who have to carry most of the water every night because most of the rest of the roster are roleplayers at best. The superstars are supposed to play off each other, and provide an unguardable conundrum when they are both out there vs. other frontcourts. This provides separation on the scoreboard, and then it's just a question of surviving the minutes when they are not out there together. When A.D. is not only out, but disruptively in and out...well you are just trying to hang on until the pairing can be restored.
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    AD is a NBA Career LOSER
    He is the next injury waiting to happen.
    Unload him before he breaks his fingernail and miss more games.

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    This team doesn’t have a good head coach and a bad GM. We don’t have any depth behind the two best big men. We need better front office and management to be better

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    Despite what OKC may or may not be doing we are still pathetic. We probably wont make the playoffs yet again and somehow Gentry will still be coach heading into next season. Rinse and repeat.

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    Two of the first replies to this thread are "Cousins can't win" and "Davis is always hurt." Not sure if I stumbled into a Ringer article or not.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hornet603 View Post
    Despite what OKC may or may not be doing we are still pathetic. We probably wont make the playoffs yet again and somehow Gentry will still be coach heading into next season. Rinse and repeat.
    I think Gentry has an option year after this season, so ownership technically doesnít have to bring him back. I could be wrong though.

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    This team is exactly what I thought they would be, and that's a .500 club. Which is unacceptable when you have Davis, Cousins, Jrue, etc. But whatever, expectations are what they are. And it's not like this team has been put the ringer schedule rise, they've had the 16th overall strength of schedule so far.

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    There things to be encouraged about, though results so far have been spotty. You can sign the outline of a better team---legitimate 3-point shooters emerging to compliment the bigs; Holiday finding his groove as a scoring guard; Rondo taking the reigns as a floor general to raise the IQ of the team as a whole,

    But that's no guarantee they'll take the next step. The lack of defensive intensity is pervasive and troubling. There seems something...lackadaisical...at the heart of this team. They continue to be terrible at the end of games and Cousins turnovers and shot selection at critical junctures continues to hurt the team.

    Maybe these things can get solved. If so there is no reason the Pels can't be a mid-level seed in the Wes this year. But if they can't, the team will bump along around .500, which--given the talent on the roster--would be a disappointing result and more than enough justification for changes to be made in the front office, on the bench and on the roster.

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    So, what do you say about OKC, or Clevland early in the season, or Milwaukee? Should the talent they have produce better results? What Or who's to blame? We have a system that works very well at times but our personnel doesn't seem to always follow it. Should the coach be able to drive the players to produce or is the GM responsible for getting guys who can't keep their head in the game? The blame game will never have an answer but offer an option you think makes us better going forward and we can discuss that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fraunpetri View Post
    So, what do you say about OKC, or Clevland early in the season, or Milwaukee? Should the talent they have produce better results? What Or who's to blame? We have a system that works very well at times but our personnel doesn't seem to always follow it. Should the coach be able to drive the players to produce or is the GM responsible for getting guys who can't keep their head in the game? The blame game will never have an answer but offer an option you think makes us better going forward and we can discuss that.
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