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Kyrie Already Walking on Thin Ice

Discussion in 'NBA Basketball Forum' started by BigKen, Jul 6, 2018.

  1. TurnUpTheHeat

    TurnUpTheHeat Well-Known Member

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    Rozier was a disaster in game 7.
    Let’s not even begin to compare talent levels.
    Kyries knee is the huge issue.

    How do you bank on him staying healthy?
     



  2. Gman

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    Kyrie played great last season in Boston (when healthy)... there is no reason whatsover (apart from health) to suspect he will play anything less than great next year... especially since it's a contract year.
     
  3. tlance

    tlance Kyrie Hater

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    But....

    There is reason to worry about Kyrie's health and his long term commitment to the Celtics.
     
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  4. Gman

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    Sure... no doubt... I was just responding directly to the tripe that we should worry about Kyrie's play or hustle next season... ridiculous (apart from health concerns).
     
  5. Old Lion

    Old Lion Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain!

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    Trade Kyrie to the Spurs for Kawhi. Win/Win.
     
  6. Gman

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    It's an interesting idea... I think San Antonio would want additional assets... which would be fine if we're just talking draft picks, I assume... but would not be fine if we're talking Jayson Tatum or even Jaylen Brown...

    ... the C's are not gonna give up their big young pieces for a disgruntled, moody, injury risk? (C's haven't seen his medicals yet) Kawhi rental.
     
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  7. knowyourenemy

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    Around a year ago, Wiggy had Kyrie as one of the top 3 guards in the league or something ridiculous like that. Now he’s got him barely able to beat out Terry Rozier for a starting spot?
     
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  8. TurnUpTheHeat

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    If a player is on the Cavs, he uses his #wiggytalentmultiplier to compile his rankings.
     
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  9. lebron23james

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    The Celtics just threw this guy in as well...

     
  10. Gman

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    Zizic has decent size and coordination... but he is more an old school 5 in a league that is increasingly moving away from old school 5's... he is a defensive liability, especially when he is forced to switch.
     
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    I remember i read articles making fun of the cavs front office, comparing the "superior" spurs front office for playing hardball with Kawhi. Now look at what a cluster fuck they have. Cavs ended up with young prospects, a lottery pick and other 1st round picks. Spurs might get a 1st rounder if they are lucky
     
  12. tlance

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    Yep. There are a ton of these guys around the league. Every fan base that has one talks about how much upside they have, but ignores the fact that they just don't in the current era. Bigs need to be able to move their feet defensively.
     
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  13. TurnUpTheHeat

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    Have you ever attended summer league games?

    Actual NBA talent is what %?
    Maybe 10-15?
     
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  14. bksballer89

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    Yep exactly. Most of those guys are hoping for a training camp invite or a 2 way contract.
     
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    Excellent points. He wanted out of Cleveland because he wanted to go to a team that would be "His" Team. He never forsaw Jaylen Brown or Jason Tatum becoming the big threat to "His" Team. He certainly never thought his knee would shit the bed either. Terry Rozier showed him that he could not only take his place during the season, but could step up and play up i the playoffs.

    Now, the Celtics will not be "His" Team. Time to move on. Jimmy Butler and Kyrie have been trying to find a way to get together and play together.

    Simple question...."If both end up in New York, this year or next, will it be 'Kyrie's Team'?"
     
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    Yet he got into Duke.
     
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    Why would he want LA? He asked to be traded from Cleveland because James was there.

    FYI: James is now in LA.
     
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    Think it's more likely he ends up on the Nets.
     
  19. Wamu

    Wamu whats-a-matta-u?

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    A message to Kyrie.

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    I heard his interview with Bill Simmons. He came across as intelligent and well-spoken.
     
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