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  • tate793

    tate793 9:57 PM on June 6, 2018 Permalink  


     
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    tate793 8:45 PM on June 6, 2018 Permalink  

     
    • GDUBinDC

      GDUBinDC 8:51 PM on June 6, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Always appreciated and enjoyed his brutal honesty and truth-telling.

    • keen observer

      keen observer 9:02 PM on June 6, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      GOAT.

    • Jamie Sweet (Local Ne'er-Do-Well)

      Jamie Sweet (Local Ne'er-Do-Well) 9:23 PM on June 6, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      The best stand up comic of his generation. Honestly, he might be slightly beyond ‘stand up comic’ and into a realm beyond.

      • GDUBinDC

        GDUBinDC 9:59 PM on June 6, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        I can’t say he was the ‘best’, but he certainly was among the best comedic geniuses of his generation … I can’t put him above Pryor. That said, he seemed to have become a bit of a social and political satirist in the latter part of his career.

        • John M.

          John M. 11:52 AM on June 7, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          It’s a real shame George and Richard aren’t here to carve the Pumpkin-in-chief.

          • tate793

            tate793 5:18 PM on June 7, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

            His memory/recall is what impresses me, and he never breaks character.
            Nowadays, Lewis Black’s diatribes are perfect for an accurate no-holds-barred character analysis on Huckaber-Sanders.

    • GDUBinDC

      GDUBinDC 10:20 PM on June 7, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      For all u Carlin fans, I just came across this. U can tune in tomorrow night if u’re interested.

      https://www.coasttocoastam.com/show/2018/06/08

  • tate793

    tate793 7:26 AM on June 5, 2018 Permalink  

     
  • tate793

    tate793 11:33 PM on June 2, 2018 Permalink  

     
  • tate793

    tate793 2:23 PM on June 2, 2018 Permalink  

     
    • keen observer

      keen observer 3:22 PM on June 2, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Mr. Tate posts the best stuff. This was fantastic!

    • mclyne32 (Director) 3:41 PM on June 2, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Good points.
      College Athletics have been, and will remain to be crooked organizations where the talent gets robbed.
      Even though the one and done rule does help with the talent, and more importantly, the maturity level of incumbent NBA players, I think it should be thrown out.
      If colleges weren’t making millions of dollars because of the talented athletes they showcase, then this wouldn’t be an issue.
      It’s ridiculous to me that this system which is so obviously flawed, and has been for so many years, remains in tact to this day.
      Then again, our government, which is supposed to be a democracy, is in all actuality very little like what our Founding Fathers designed it to be.
      As long as greed, thirst for more power, and selfishness exist, these types of tyrannical institutions will not only exist, but they will thrive.
      I’m just glad that I have the true hope in the only One who will someday soon arrive and return everything back to how it was supposed to be.

  • tate793

    tate793 6:20 PM on May 30, 2018 Permalink  

     
  • tate793

    tate793 1:16 PM on May 29, 2018 Permalink  

     
  • tate793

    tate793 4:58 PM on May 27, 2018 Permalink  

    Waiting for the game….musical break

     
  • tate793

    tate793 9:12 PM on May 25, 2018 Permalink  

    For all the Noel naysayers…if he is capable of this…

    Against the Lakers

     
    • mud

      mud 9:21 PM on May 25, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

    • Michael H (Editor)

      Michael H (Editor) 10:00 PM on May 25, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      I really do not see the Lakers going after Noel. Who knows for sure but they made high character for players and the entire organization a priority. Besides the questionable work ethic reports coming out of Dallas, he was suspended the last 5 games for a failed drug test. In the NBA you have to fail 3 drug tests for pot before you are suspended. You really have to question his judgement in a contract year with millions of dollars on the line that he would take a chance of blowing it all to smoke a doobie after two failed drug tests. I would be surprised if they brought him in after that.

      • tate793

        tate793 10:21 PM on May 25, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        The most important aspect of a players desirabilty is his performance on the court. Work ethic scrutiny is highly subjective. So is character content. The Lakers have given chances to prove themselves to playrs in the past. Matt Barnes, Ron Artest, Jerome Kersey, Isaiah Rider, Dennis Rodman, all had baggage coming in. As for the drug test, that simply means he got caught. With it’s legalization in many states, many players indulge.

        Besides that, several in the Lakers organization indulge. From the top down.

        • mud

          mud 11:37 AM on May 26, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          of those, only Ron Artest made a difference to the team in a positive way.

          i don’t mind giving him a shot at the minimum, although it’s far from my decision…

          • therealhtj

            therealhtj 12:44 PM on May 26, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

            And in hindsight, they’d have been better off working out a deal with Ariza.

      • MongoSlade

        MongoSlade 10:36 PM on May 25, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Yep..Earv & Rob are in the process of building a culture here and it seems like they’re all about keeping the knucklehead factor to a bare minimum (note the absence of DAR & N.Young from the roster). This dude tests high on the knucklehead spectrum which might be ok if he’d actually consistently shown the skills to be worth the aggravation. A few minutes of highlights don’t outweigh the sum total of his less than mediocre career thus far.

        Mufugga was eating hotdogs in the pressroom at halftime for crying out loud…lmao

        • tate793

          tate793 10:44 PM on May 25, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          We’ll see. If Earv and Rob were that adamant about pot, one would have to resign and take the coach with him. Noel’s abilities were demonstrated over periods longer than “a few minutes.

          • mud

            mud 11:38 AM on May 26, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

            it’s NOT about pot.

            it’s about his complete lack of skills. athleticism is not the same as skills.

            • NBA4ever

              NBA4ever 1:20 PM on May 26, 2018 Permalink

              Period! It’s embarrassing we are even talking about this guy over and over. If people are bored let’s discuss LeBron being a generational athlete that we are witnessing. Talk about how once again the Warriors are getting bailed out with an opposing team injury. How Clarkson is Horrible! How scary good the Celtics could be with Kyrie and Hayward back. But fing Noel now with a bunch of excuses….ridiculous

    • Michael H (Editor)

      Michael H (Editor) 10:34 PM on May 25, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Yep got caught. Three times. For me I question anyone that is that stupid knowing how much money is at stake. That says a lot about him to me. You are fortunate to have a group of young players that have bought into the system and busting their butts. I don’t think the Lakers will bring him in with very questionable priorities. I mean this is a guy that went and ate a hot dog in the press room during half time. Your right the Lakers gave chances to guys with baggage but it wasn’t as recent. Ron had been rehabilitated as had some of the others. Lakers could surprise me, he will be cheap but I really don’t see it.

      • Michael H (Editor)

        Michael H (Editor) 11:37 PM on May 25, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        I don’t think it has anything to do with pot. He knew that a 3rd failed drug test ment a suspension. He knew he could lose millions But he choose pot over his basketball career. That tells a lot about him and it’s not good. It’s going to be hard enough keeping the Kardashian’s away from the kids. We don’t more distractions.

        • tate793

          tate793 2:17 AM on May 26, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          Did you see him eat a hotdog in the pressroom at half time. And, what if he did? Is there a law against that? That sounds like the republikkkans complaining about Obama wearing a tan suit.

          • mud

            mud 11:40 AM on May 26, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

            Obama works for the same folks as the “republikkkans”. don’t fool yourself.

          • tate793

            tate793 5:43 PM on May 26, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

            Obama didn’t cotton to the ilk of Koch Bros., NRA, big pharma, fake evangelical right. And, he still doesn’t. I can’t fool myself.

            • mud

              mud 1:08 PM on May 27, 2018 Permalink

              he DID cotton to the CFR, which is something worse than all those other groups combined. the CFR is from The Milner Group, which is The Royal Institute for International Affairs, Cecil Rhodes(of South Africa and Rhodesia fame) and British Royalty.

              Obamacare WAS Big Pharma.

              Obama is blood kin to the Queen as was almost every other president. skin tone has nothing to do with bloodlines. Obama was also part of the Chicago Machine, his first job was for the Rockefellors, so he’s big Banking. look, i distrust ALL of them, so don’t take it personally.

            • GDUBinDC

              GDUBinDC 1:49 PM on May 27, 2018 Permalink

              Tell ’em, mud.

    • Jamie Sweet (Local Ne'er-Do-Well)

      Jamie Sweet (Local Ne'er-Do-Well) 1:32 AM on May 26, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Pass, nothing he brings that we don’t already have.

      • tate793

        tate793 2:12 AM on May 26, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        I haven’t seen anybody blocking shots like he does. No one has the hops that he does.

        • Jamie Sweet (Local Ne'er-Do-Well)

          Jamie Sweet (Local Ne'er-Do-Well) 4:07 PM on May 26, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          Maybe not “like” he does but Brook Lopez blocks more, though. Nerlens best year both as a shot-blocker and a player was his rookie year, went down in every season after that excpet the one where he was traded while only playing 22 games. Brook plays waaaaay more games, too, and doesn’t get injured as much. For all that raw athletic mojo NN misses a lot of games whereas Brook has played in 70+ games for 80% of his career.

          https://www.basketball-reference.com/players/n/noelne01.html

          https://www.basketball-reference.com/players/l/lopezbr01.html

          Maybe he doesn’t play in the manner in which inspires you as a fan but Brook Lopez is the better basketball player.

          For my part I still hope we land Boogie. I see him and Randle as a two-headed monster on offense. They both can make plays for others with their passing, break their man down off the dribble and Boogie can stretch the floor from 3 thus opening the paint up for Randle’s bully ball style. The best of both worlds if he can come back strong from that Achilles. I’ve always though Cousins’ defense was under-valued because he’s asked to do so much for his teams on offense.

          For me it goes:

          1) Cousins
          2) Lopez
          3) Capella
          4) Give Thomas Bryant a shot
          5) Sign the best of the rest, if the team agrees that’s Nerlens then great.

          • tate793

            tate793 5:38 PM on May 26, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

            You lost me when you stuck Lopez above Capela. And Boogie probably won’t be ready for next season. Lets hope those making the decision can look beyond the petty panty-bunchers like the pot smoking, the hotdog, the hairstyle and skin color and see the ability to help the team.

            • tate793

              tate793 5:48 PM on May 26, 2018 Permalink

              On top of that -- shot blocking isn’t the same thing as protecting the rim. Brook is never close enough to the rim to protect it.

            • Jamie Sweet (Local Ne'er-Do-Well)

              Jamie Sweet (Local Ne'er-Do-Well) 10:08 PM on May 26, 2018 Permalink

              It’s not that I mind Clint’s D and I dig an athletic player (you mentioned Rondo somewhere else and I’ve been hoping Rondo would come here since he and Kobe had breakfast together, THAT is the perfect mentor for Lonzo) but I think adding Clint to the Julius and Lonzo equation is a spacing nightmare of epic proportions. I think a lot of his success is created by Harden and CP3’s ability to both hit it from three point land

              And yet, somehow, Brook blocks more shots per game. Weird. I’m sure you’re right, that because of Clint’s athleticism and focus on defense he provides more resistance at the rim than Brook or many other players in the league. What I really love about the defensive win share chart is that informs us that Pau Gasol is a better defensive center than Clint last season. Brook is, indeed, one of the worst among starters (even worse if you include bench players in the filter).

              I’d rather take a chance on the Boogie. He’s my first choice. Brook has some chemistry with these guys and is going to provide better floor spacing. However I could also see Brook finding a more lucrative deal elsewhere, he can sign anywhere and he’d make a great fit on multiple teams looking for 3 point shooting and a big body. I’d rather us sign Clint than Noel.

              Honestly, you’re the one bringing skin color up, tate, so…don’t know what to say, dude. Sorry you feel that way. Never mentioned the hot dog and I already have said the pot isn’t the issue rather Nerlen’s inability to live his life within the framework of the NBA rule structure. Don’t much see the need in a player that constantly gets himself suspended. I’m sure there’s things we disagree on about all of the above. C’est la vie.

            • Jamie Sweet (Local Ne'er-Do-Well)

              Jamie Sweet (Local Ne'er-Do-Well) 10:27 PM on May 26, 2018 Permalink

    • LakerTom (Publisher) 10:23 AM on May 26, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Thank you, Tate. Great reminder of how talented Nerlens Noel is. Great set of videos that most of the Noel haters will likely not even take the time to view. If they did, they would understand why you and I have relentlessly supported the Lakers giving Noel an opportunity.

      Noel has received some bad advice and made some dumb decisions but he is still only 24 years old and is one of the few defensive centers in the league who can average over 1.5 blocks and steals. That ability to protect the rim and defend out to the 3-point line is a rare and valuable skillset and the Lakers could theoretically steal him for their room exception.

      Lakers have always had their eye on Nerlens for good reasons and I doubt his struggles last year or suspension for cannabis are enough to dampen that interest. Unless they go after an elite center in free agency or the draft, I could see them trying to bring in Noel and giving him a shot to show what he can do in a positive environment like the Lakers.

      There was a lot more wrong with Dallas last year than Nerlens Noel.

      • mud

        mud 11:42 AM on May 26, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        how did you like the Kwame Brown video? he looked pretty good in games every once in a while, too.

  • tate793

    tate793 5:49 PM on May 25, 2018 Permalink  

    What you get when you jam Jimi Hendrix and BB King into one body.

     
    • GDUBinDC

      GDUBinDC 9:22 PM on May 27, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Good stuff, tate … Kingfish ain’t bad … ain’t bad at all.

  • tate793

    tate793 12:43 AM on May 24, 2018 Permalink  

    Fun ‘n Games…

     
  • tate793

    tate793 5:23 PM on May 23, 2018 Permalink  

    Afternoon chill break…

     
    • GDUBinDC

      GDUBinDC 11:11 PM on May 23, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Interesting track, tate … it’s got that ‘smooth jazz’ flava to it. : )

    • mclyne32 (Director) 10:31 AM on May 24, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Nice and smooth.
      I can see this playing in the background while I’m hanging on my porch on the Big Island- watching the waves roll in. Someday…

  • tate793

    tate793 11:32 AM on May 22, 2018 Permalink  

    The excitement continues to build!

     
  • tate793

    tate793 3:50 PM on May 17, 2018 Permalink  

    Mud, I’m a little “slow” from time to time. Could you clue me in on what “L.O.” means in this post?

     
    • AK27

      AK27 4:16 PM on May 17, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Lamar Odom

      • tate793

        tate793 4:33 PM on May 17, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Thanks, Amit. Fair to middling, I presume?

        • AK27

          AK27 4:42 PM on May 17, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          You’re welcome.

          Fair to middling, I presume?

          Much better on the business front but, overall, that sounds about right :)

          • tate793

            tate793 4:46 PM on May 17, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

            Still AI?

            • AK27

              AK27 5:22 PM on May 17, 2018 Permalink

              Well, AI ( like statistical machine learning ) is just a part of the core business of algorithmic trading, Tate.

              I have been investing in underground mining and infrastructure ( real estate/ construction engineering ) in the last few years. It’s been quite a change cuz there are more than a few players involved who don’t much care for rules the way they are on paper and enforcement of laws often isn’t great in my country..gotta use your own resources :)

              I hope life is treating you well :)

            • tate793

              tate793 7:44 PM on May 17, 2018 Permalink

              Yes, Amit, life is treating me well. Life is good because God is good.

    • mud

      mud 4:49 PM on May 17, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      wow, that’s an old post. it’s probably meaningless now.

  • tate793

    tate793 10:52 PM on May 14, 2018 Permalink  

    I LOVE JULIYS RANDLE, BUT….

    Michael – please tell me which of Ju’s Top 10 dunks shows his head at the rim.

    And check out #3 and see how well Ju defends against Capela’s dunk attempt. Lol.

    I love Ju, but he’s not Clint Capela

    Capela had more blocks this season than Ju’s 4 yrs combined.

     
    • LakerTom (Publisher) 9:02 AM on May 15, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Thanks for posting, Tate. Capela really impressed me with his play last night, especially his 1-on-1 defense against CP3. One block and one steal guarding Chris Paul 1-on-1 would be impressive for anybody but unbelievable for a 6′ 11″ with a 7′ 5″ wingspan. His length and quickness are elite.

      Imagine a starting line with Lonzo Ball and 4 defenders with wingspans over 7 feet -- Ingram, George, Kuzma, and Capela. And a bench with Isaiah, Josh, Smart, Randle, and Thomas. Capela, Randle, and Kuzma would split time between center and power forward like Pau, Lamar, and Bynum did.

      Lakers smartest move might be to give this guy a max contract offer, which is only $25M because he is less than 6 years in league. I would then give Marcus Smart at $15M offer. Add these two and we would have the best defense and bench in the NBA.

      • LakerTom (Publisher) 9:11 AM on May 15, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        STARTING LINEUP
        ————————--
        PG: Lonzo Ball
        SG: Paul George
        SF: Brandon Ingram
        PF: Kyle Kuzma
        CE: Clint Capela

        FIRST BACKUPS
        ————————--
        PG: Rajon Rondo
        SG: Marcus Smart
        SF: Josh Hart
        PF: Julius Randle
        CE: Thomas Bryant

    • Worthy42

      Worthy42 9:16 AM on May 15, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      This will likely never happen, but I would totally accept this roster.

      • keen observer

        keen observer 11:26 AM on May 15, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        It will not happen because it cannot happen. The arithmetic simply does not work unless they find a taker for Deng and even then I don’t think there’s enough to go around without Randle and PG taking haircuts that are more than just a trim. Rondo isn’t signing with anyone for the Room Exception either.

        • LakerTom (Publisher) 1:44 PM on May 15, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          Haha. You’re right, of course, Keen.
          Here’s an alternative that does work
          Both for cap and on the court.
          What do you think?

          STARTING LINEUP
          ————————--
          PG: Lonzo Ball
          SG: Paul George $30M
          SF: Brandon Ingram
          PF: Kyle Kuzma
          CE: Clint Capela $25M

          FIRST BACKUPS
          ————————--
          PG: Aaron Holiday (#25 Draft Pick)
          SG: Josh Hart
          SF: Trevor Ariza (or Room Exception) $7M
          PF: Julius Randle $18M
          CE: Thomas Bryant

          Have to convince Randle that he would get starter minutes and closing opportunities and be part of a threesome that basically split the power forward and center minutes.
          Lakers could pay him as much as they want with Bird Rights. I’m guessing $18M but his max is only $25M like Capela’s.

          We would still have around $3M left after PG and Capela and Trevor Ariza’s agents is also Aaron Mintz so maybe between PG and Randle, they can free up enough for us to sign Ariza to 3-year deal starting at $7M, what he is currently making with Rockets.

          • keen observer

            keen observer 4:42 PM on May 15, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

            This assumes Deng is traded along with picks into someone’s cap space, right? I still don’t think it works, Tom. They must make him the QO or relinquish their rights to him. They can’t have it both ways and turn a non-cap team into a cap team for purposes of going over the cap. We keep going around and around on this, but until the Lakers are an actual cap team, he must fit under the cap.

            • LakerTom (Publisher) 9:05 PM on May 15, 2018 Permalink

              No, W&S Deng. See the post above that list the moves in order. We reduce the available cap space by the $12.5M cap hold for JR allowing us to then go over the cap to re-sign him for $18M. It does work.

    • Michael H (Editor)

      Michael H (Editor) 11:52 AM on May 15, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Aloha Mr Tate

      Thanks for posting the videos. It kind of proves my point that Julius is not slow of foot and he is athletic. But I have my opinion and you have yours. As far as his head above the rim, I never actually never said that. I was addressing your comment about playing above the rim. I said his head was AT the rim which it was on a few of the clips as was Cappella’s. Another point I didn’t make was with Julius with his quickness and handle created a lot of his dunks on his own while Clint relies on others to create his opportunities. Anyway I did enjoy the clips.

      • tate793

        tate793 4:50 PM on May 15, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Aloha Michael -- the only time Ju’s head is near the rim is after the dunk when he hoists himself up ala “chin up” style. Consider the stats. 35″ vertical. 6’9″ frame. Head still below (not at) rim.

        Glad you enjoyed the clips. In all reality, these dialogues are great. At least there is hope and optimism embedded in them. We’ll all be tickled pink (except us African-Americans because we can’t turn pink like you white guys, lol) with whatever our front office accomplishes this summer. We’re already poised to make the playoffs with what we have. Adding to it, or tweakjng it, will just take us that much deeper into the post season.

    • mud

      mud 12:04 PM on May 15, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      just fwiw,

      CC had 137 blocks this year. in a down year this year, Bropez had 98.
      before that Brook had
      124
      124
      126
      30 (injured year only 17 games)
      154
      4 (injured only 5 games)
      120
      139
      151
      Clint had in previous years
      79 (according to basketball reference, even though the video claims 107)
      92
      9

      who’s the better rim protector?

      Julius is VERY athletic. he’s not a leaper by any measure, though.

      • therealhtj

        therealhtj 1:02 PM on May 15, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Julius jumps just fine. He measured 35.5 at the combine, and with his improved fitness and physical development, it’s probably better now. It’s the below average wingspan limits him.

        As for Capela, nice complimentary piece. But I’m not shopping for side dishes until I have my mains ironed out first.

        • mud

          mud 1:21 PM on May 15, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          yes, wingspan does limit him.

        • tate793

          tate793 4:44 PM on May 15, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          If Julius “jumped just fine” he’d have more rebounds and blocks.

          • therealhtj

            therealhtj 5:37 PM on May 15, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

            He averaged 9.1 boards as a starter, which for a short armed PF, that’s not bad. Blocked shots with his wingspan won’t ever be much to write home about.

      • Michael H (Editor)

        Michael H (Editor) 1:02 PM on May 15, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Brook only played 23 minutes a game which explains his numbers falling off. I try too look at the over all game of a player. While Capella is a better shot blocker and he can switch onto smaller players, Brook is much bigger and stronger. Capella can be pushed around inside by stronger players like Julius and Brook did to him this year. While It is hard to move Brook. He also can stretch the floor and has a lot of good post moves as well that are hard to stop. And last night Capella was on the bench down the stretch because they need to score. He would also be on the bench here in the 4th watching our version of the death line up with Randle at center and Kuz at the 4. That’s why I would rather pay Brook his 10 mil or so rather then 25 mil for Capella.

        • tate793

          tate793 4:08 PM on May 15, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          Brook will be 30 next season and had a career avg of 17.9 pts, 6.8 rebs and 1.7 blks per game. Clint is 23, avgs 10.3 pts, 8.1 rebs and 1.4 blks per gane.

          If you look at per 36 mins, Brook does 20.7 pts, 7.8 rebs and 1.9 blks. Clint has 16.9 pts, 13.0 rebs and 2.2 blks.

          Check out the video of Clint’s 5 Best Dunks. Julius had a chance to stop him on #3, and got posterized instead.

          Brook only has a couple more seasons left in the tank. Clint has 10.

          • mud

            mud 4:29 PM on May 15, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

            spectacular dunks is not a reason to sign a guy.

            Brook’s a better player. it’s up to the FO to make a team that works. i don’t care if it’s Capela, Brook, or none of the above. Capela isn’t as good as he might appear to be on first glance, and Brook’s not as bad as he appears to be on first glance. Clint has had ONE good year. that’s all. a pnr finisher better have a good year playing with Harden and CP3…

            personally, i don’t want ANY of the Rockets, not at max salary, anyway.

            • keen observer

              keen observer 4:45 PM on May 15, 2018 Permalink

              All this talk about Capela is a big waste of time. He will be in a Rockets uniform again next season and for years to come.

        • tate793

          tate793 7:26 PM on May 15, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          If Draymond, with his liwrr center of gravity, couldn’t push Clint around, what makes you think Ju or Brook could?

        • tate793

          tate793 9:08 PM on May 15, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          I get it Michael, you want Brook on the team for demographics. But, Capella is the better
          player and on the upswing as the oft-injured Brook’s game is on the decline.

          Brook may be much bigger and stronger, but he’s also heavier and slower.

      • tate793

        tate793 4:13 PM on May 15, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Brook is on the wrong side of a 10 year NBA history.

        • mud

          mud 4:24 PM on May 15, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          yeah, but he’s a better player than Capela.
          i’m not advocating for Brook, just pointing out that he’s as good a rim protector.

          Clint is not a max guy. he’s a role player at best.

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