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An uncertain future is better than certain failure

No doubt about it, I am ready to be hurt again.

With Vlade Divac and Peja Stojakovic out and Joe Dumars in, the future of the Kings is uncertain. But that uncertainty is refreshing, in a way.

Had Divac remained in charge, the future was set in stone. He'd match an offer for Bogdan Bogdanovic, pick up Nemanja Bjelica's option, and use the 12th pick on a guy projected to go 25th. He'd mostly run everything back for another year, convinced that injuries and a trip to India and an unfortunately-timed pandemic were the only factors keeping his team from success. He'd have kept Buddy Hield around, confident that Vlade-the-great-facilitator could mend the breach, and eventually trade Buddy too late to maximize his value.

Some of these things could still happen, of course. Joe Dumars' reign in Detroit ended with a horrible roster and with bad contracts that Detroit is STILL paying for. But the fun, at least to me, is that the mistakes of the future are unknown. We knew Vlade's style, meaning we could see the disasters coming well before they became reality, but we were powerless to stop them.

Now, there's an element of surprise. Perhaps maybe even an element of hope. Maybe Vivek will hire a great GM. Maybe things will improve. Who knows?

But now there are major questions. Will the Kings keep Bogdan Bogdanovic? Will Buddy Hield be traded? Anything seems possible. Only De'Aaron Fox seems safe.

I wasn't looking forward to another offseason of Vlade. And while I wasn't clamoring for an offseason of Joe Dumars, I at least feel like there's a chance for things to get better. Maybe not tomorrow. Maybe not this coming season. But change is exciting.

Hold that football, Lucy. I'm ready to try kicking it again.

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RikSmits
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August 16, 2020 11:18 am

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August 16, 2020 11:20 am

Kingsguru, this one’s for you!
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August 16, 2020 8:02 pm
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I like!

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August 16, 2020 11:22 am

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August 16, 2020 12:31 pm
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Yeah the main uncertainty is this:

Will the Kings act like a real NBA franchise and conduct a thorough search for the best GM candidate and give them all decision- making power?

Or will it be same old Kangz? Gifting the job to Joe Dumars because he’s around and will save us some money… Plus maybe he’s someone who will make Vivek and Matina feel important by giving them a seat at the table. Instead of doing what needs to be done, and tell them “I got this” and stay the fuck out of basketball ops because you suck at it.

There better be a REAL search for a general manager, and the hire made to the most qualified person who will be left to do their job.

Otherwise it’s more of the same.

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August 17, 2020 6:01 am
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…who gets to pick his own coaching staff!

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August 16, 2020 11:22 am

Agree with overall sentiment here, but it’s also kinda sad that our best case scenario is to once again burn it down and start over.

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August 16, 2020 11:28 am

I think the consensus with TKH is we’re ok with the burn it down.

We knew it was a matter on when not if it was going to be burned down. Now does Vivek raze the land and start fresh or is he going to try and use some reclaimed building materials.

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August 16, 2020 11:32 am
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Farm team attitude. both of you.

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August 16, 2020 11:35 am
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Let’s hear them cowbells!

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August 16, 2020 11:37 am
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August 16, 2020 11:36 am
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How so?

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August 16, 2020 11:44 am
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it is the same roster that was predicted to make the playoffs this year. It’s not something you blow up.

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August 16, 2020 11:47 am
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Predicted by whom?
Most around here/StR were pretty pessimistic and predicting a step back/regression to the mean.

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August 16, 2020 11:50 am
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I thought that the team had a chance when Bagley was coming off a really good rookie year, and the Kings were running a system that was tailored to their roster. But Bagley can’t seem to stay healthy, and the change from Joerger’s system to Walton’s system has decimated Hield and completely negated the signing of Dedmon.

Long story short, this was a team that, under Joerger, may have very well snuck into the 8th playoff spot this year. But one look at the West next season tells you that it would take more than one miracle for the Kings to end their playoff drought.

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August 16, 2020 1:57 pm
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They were generally predicted to be a fringe 8 seed competitor. Which they were. Now, if we’re happy with that as a best case outcome then, by all means, we should charge ahead with the Fox, Hield, Barnes, Bogdan, Bagley, Holmes, Bjelica core. Because that is the absolute definition of a fringe 8 seed competitor. Then again, if the goal is to actually be a good team, major changes will have to be made. There’s a decent chance none of those guys will be on the next good Kings team.

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August 16, 2020 3:33 pm

Yep. I’m on record that none of the current roster will be on the next Kings playoff team.

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August 16, 2020 3:51 pm
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I think Fox is the only guy that even really has a chance.

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August 18, 2020 12:44 am

I`m starting to believe there´s a decent chance none of us will get to see a good Kings team.

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August 17, 2020 7:58 am
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Why didn’t this one get a downvote? I’m searching for rhyme and reason. There isn’t any, I guess?

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August 16, 2020 11:51 am
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Well I guess its all about perspective.

My perspective is the kings arent making the playoffs next year. Luke is fired after next year. New coach comes in with a new system and will want his people and system in place, not the roster that will have an average age close to 30.

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August 16, 2020 1:02 pm
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any incoming coach would want to have playmakers, especially at the guard positions. That’s Bogi. he’s ours. give a big FU to anyone who tries to poach him off our roster. just because it’s a cow town does not mean it has to be a farm team.

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August 16, 2020 1:14 pm
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So my rebuttal is this years version of the Kings further emphasizes my point to blow it up.

You need play makers that fit the coaches system. The same core play makers are in place this year yet they clearly regressed. And in my opinion in 2 years the current play makers wont improve enough to push the team into the playoffs.

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August 16, 2020 2:39 pm
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Bogi fits any system. Joerger started him when he arrived because he could play well with both the veterans and the young players. He can play on ball and off the ball. PG or SG. Soooo many teams would love to have him. But it is not our job to make our rivals happy. You keep the good players. Try to win games.

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August 16, 2020 2:49 pm
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Trying to win games is the goal, but there are multiple ways to do that. For the Kings, tanking is probably the best strategy.

The Kings shouldn’t get rid of players for nothing in return. BB8 should either be part of a sign & trade or re-signed in the offseason & traded when a good deal is available. Bjelly’s option should be picked up, but he should be traded as soon as there’s a good deal. Buddy & Bagley probably shouldn’t be traded immediately. Hopefully they can increase their trade value before they’re traded. Fox & other players should be traded for the best possible deal, but I’m not sure if that’d happen quickly or slowly.

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August 16, 2020 3:09 pm
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It’s not only trying to win games. it’s having a team play a sport that looks like basketball. Bogi plays basketball. It’s a nice sport when played right. But to play it right, you need basketball players.

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August 17, 2020 10:13 am
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I’m thinking that you are getting beyond your share of down votes. I like teams that play hard and have fun. Winning is good too. My identity is not defined by the team. ie They don’t have to be San Antonio and win 20 years in a row. Just put out a good product, have like-able players who enjoy the game, as I enjoy the game. I can say that is what I want to watch.

If I can have some exceptional players end up on the team, not by trading. Like Lebron, but watch them grow into exceptional. I’m good too. I would not buy a team, ala- The Yankee’s, or Lakers and be good with it. I’m not excited by free Agency, as much as grow organically. If we get the exceptional defender that is needed. I’m good any way we can get it. I like the way the Warrior’s got good, as apposed to how the Lakers get good.

If it is through good player management, hire Jerry West. Then get him, or someone like him to build a team.

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August 16, 2020 4:26 pm
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Keep Bogi at a fair price and not at a Barnes or Buddy one ! Must keep in mind this roster finished 12th in the west and G State will be a playoff team next season ! No reason for for great optimism at this point !

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August 16, 2020 1:19 pm
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But we’re America’s Farm to Fork Capital!
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August 16, 2020 6:35 pm
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So you’re saying it’s time to put a fork in this team?

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August 17, 2020 6:40 pm
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just because it’s a cow town does not mean it has to be a farm team.

“Farm team” implies that the Kings actually have players other teams want. I’m not sure that’s actually true. Bogi is decent – a 5-8 rotation guy. We’ve already sunk $50 million per year into two other players at about the same level. Good playmaker, good-sih shooter, and versatile, but also inconsistent, and not a great defender. He’s average.

Sure, that may make him a top three player on this bad team, but every player has a value, and if Bogi’s salary exceeds his worth (Hi Barnes, Buddy, Cory Joseph, Zach Randolph, George Hill, Trevor Ariza, Dewayne Dedmon) then don’t pay that player the cash.

Bogi is 28. What’s the minimum time this team has before making the playoffs? Three years? So you’ve paid an average vet three years of a four year deal for what exactly? I’m not saying the Kings should get rid of the guy, but I am saying that a 28 year old, average NBA player has less value to a team with no chance to make the playoffs than he does to say, an East team that has a positional need and where a couple game difference in the standings might move them up a couple of spots.

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August 16, 2020 11:41 am
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August 16, 2020 12:19 pm
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August 17, 2020 12:52 pm
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Humperdinck!

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August 16, 2020 4:07 pm
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Farm team? More like pasture team IMO.

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August 16, 2020 12:22 pm
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Rusty nails and balsa wood, comin’ right up!

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August 16, 2020 11:37 am

Yes, it stinks and what happens when your team has a piece of shit owner. Can the Kings actually get anywhere with the Vivek albatross?

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August 16, 2020 4:18 pm

It is sad but likely very true ! Vivek is not stepping down so it is not likely to get better !

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August 16, 2020 11:23 am

At least it is a step in the right direction. The problem is that Vivek has created a piece of shit, poorly run team based on his ego. Maybe he accidentally hires a real GM.

And no sadness over Vlade. He was terrible. Wonder where all the idiots are who kept telling us to trust and believe in Vlade.

Grant gone-GREAT
Vlade gone-AWESOME
Matina-????
Vivek-????

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August 16, 2020 12:58 pm
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so nice to see those two things checked off the list. Also add

Peja gone-Awesome.

side note: many of those idiots would be on here asking the opposite of that question had Vlade simply selected Luca. I know it’s not part of the F off Vlade narrative but it’s true. Dude made mistakes but he was so damn close to tripping over himself on his way to becoming a super hero.

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August 16, 2020 1:08 pm
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Yes, Vlade almost weazled his way to another extension.

Unfortunately, Vlade left a bag of shit on our doorstep as a parting gift.

….Luke Walton. Bags and all the moves that will hold this club back awhile.

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August 16, 2020 11:25 am

Its not so much about ready to be hurt again, its the hope for a different kind of hurt.

This time we actually make contact with the ball.
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August 16, 2020 11:28 am

Literally the only thing that gives me hope is that this isn’t that hard. You hire smart people, and allow them to do smart things, then those things lead to a scenario that provides enjoyment to fans. We may ultimately end up disappointed but it’s okay if the decision making process was sound. It’s really not that difficult.

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August 16, 2020 1:01 pm
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Hence my incredible frustration and odd impulses to smash my head in to the nearest wall.

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August 16, 2020 1:23 pm
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Vivek has set a low bar, though.

He says he doesn’t need to hire smart people, just people smarter than himself.

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August 16, 2020 2:02 pm
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we should remember that a FO doesn’t even have to be especially good to build a playoff team. Most teams make the playoffs. Only the absolutely worst FOs go more than a few seasons outside the playoffs. Even often mocked GMs end up making the playoffs every few seasons or so.

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August 16, 2020 6:05 pm
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the downvoters are so chickenshit. If you disagree then state your case. Otherwise, you’re just kinda embarrassing. Like the only thing more awkward than a fan site commenter (🙋) is a fan site perpetual downvoter.

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August 17, 2020 10:17 am
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Heh, I saw that coming ;0

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August 17, 2020 10:48 am
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August 16, 2020 11:33 am

Well well well…the next few days should be interesting.

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August 16, 2020 11:38 am
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I dont know how to feel about this.

One part of me likes the fact that there are candidates interested in the job.

Another part of me is thinking “Great its Vivek is going to keep Viveking”

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August 16, 2020 11:41 am
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I’m going to sit back a bit and see if Dumars actually guides this through a proper hiring process. That would already give me some hope.
 
And then, if they bring in decent candidates for that process, that would give me some more hope.
 
Step by (baby)step.

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August 16, 2020 6:40 pm
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I hear he has three candidates lined up already, me, myself, and I.

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August 16, 2020 11:51 am
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It’s nice to know that there are people that actually want the job. It’s scarier than hell to think about who those people might be.

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August 16, 2020 12:06 pm
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“Yes, we’re here to the Kings GM vacancy.”
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August 17, 2020 2:48 pm
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I’d certainly hope Vivek is at least smart enough not to hire the Maloofs…

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August 16, 2020 12:56 pm
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Remember Henry Bibby?

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August 16, 2020 1:09 pm
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HUSH! We know Vivek reads TKH, we dont need to remind him.

Sorry Rik I had to down vote this one. 🙂

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August 16, 2020 4:24 pm
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Lol I almost chucked my phone at the wall when I saw reports Vlade was interviewing him for the head coaching position.

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August 17, 2020 7:49 am
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Any club that would have me as a member is not a club I want to join.

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August 17, 2020 12:19 pm
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I’ll take an 86 year-old Bill Russell for $800, Alex. Or maybe we can entice McHale with a custom-made purple MAGA hat.

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According to league sources, the RORDOG has fired up Microsoft Word and searched for €œresume templates€. When asked for comment, RORDOG exclaimed €œI got high and watched Moneyball recently and it just kinda inspired me. Phillip Seymour Hoffman as Art Howe is kinda funny in retrospect (RIP)€.

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August 16, 2020 11:40 am

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August 16, 2020 11:41 am

The benefits are that the narrative of our owner coming to his senses is starting a new chapter. But personally that’s little reason for optimism in the present. Fact is no other front office would hire Dumars worth comparing with, if anyone. And this is a league based on competition with those same people.

Another case study of the need for modernization hopefully will be demonstrated on an interim basis only, but considering the familiarity of the chain of events to how Dumars is getting this job, have my doubts. Dumars pulled a Vlade in relation to his appointment (tried to in NOLA if people are curious). If history is to repeat itself, we will not be afforded a new GM in the near future. Nor ever have a legitimate job search or interview process for any key positions which is personally unacceptable.

Personally I feel no different than pre Vlade’s dismissal. Dumars is a poor hire, and hasn’t demonstrated any qualities worth substance in the modern league. There is always the chance he can adopt such tenets needed in todays league, but thats a hope, one frankly unwarranted based on his track record and removed from his predecessor being abysmal. Objectively no smart team would take this chance.

If we interview or make promises to a legitimate job search I am with you the story is evolving, but personally optimism or significant changes are very wishful thinking under Dumars, and based on nothing but a hope. Thats not good enough for me.

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August 16, 2020 11:57 am

For Carl:
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August 16, 2020 12:12 pm

Well, shit. Last week, Rob requested that Marty make a movie poster regarding front office incompetence. Not being named Marty, I decided to get to the task. Fortunately for us, one major and one minor problem are out, but unfortunately for me, I spent several hours last week making a few takes on classic film posters. The Hitchcockian “Dial F…For Fucking Incompetent” and the western-themed “How The West Was Lost” both heavily featured the Peja/Vlade duo, so I essentially wasted a bunch of time and there’s really no need to finish them. However, here’s the third one, without any relevant context whatsoever…featuring Vivek in an Italian comedy from the sixties.

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August 16, 2020 2:41 pm

Dial F for Farm Team. The NBA thanks you.

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August 17, 2020 11:12 am
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What do you mean when you say “farm team”? I honestly don’t understand the criticism. Is it that we let players go and they thrive on other teams? Or that we draft young guys and then ship them off to early? I’m struggling to even figure out what your point is.

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August 17, 2020 2:15 pm

The NBA heavily markets 2-3 teams, then bases the rest of it’s marketing budget on individual players. Basically creating a “trickle down” marketing structure. It leads to about 4-5 teams getting max attention from a national standpoint, and the rest getting sporadic at best attention on a year to year basis.

This creates a culture where 4-5 teams win the vast majority of championships and the rest are essentially “farm teams”.

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August 18, 2020 12:17 am
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Is that what he means though? And is that even true? Was the NBA aggressively marketing the Spurs for 20 years? I get the national attention thing but isn’t that just based off of who is good? Like if the Kings had drafted Luka wouldn’t they be on all the time and be marketed like crazy? Seems like they would.

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August 16, 2020 4:26 pm

This is badass

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August 17, 2020 11:10 am

Wow I feel like this is a challenge to Marty lol. This is awesome!

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August 17, 2020 11:52 am

Thanks, but definitely not! I’ve only ever used Photoshop for photography purposes in the past. I’m far from an expert.

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August 16, 2020 12:16 pm

I wouldn’t mind getting rid of the older guys (Barnes, Bogi, Buddy) for a rebuild that fits Fox and Bagley’s timeline. I don’t even care about playoffs at this point. The drought is gonna continue. Everyone in the West is getting stronger. Just give me guys who will grow together and a few vets who will play hard (Baze, Holmes, and Len).

You can make a case that we’ll be last in the West next year. Phoenix made a leap in the bubble, KAT and DLo are better than any of our players, as are Ingram and Zion, and the Spurs will always be better than us as long as Pop is there. Warriors vaulting back into the playoffs. Memphis has passed us by in 1 year.

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August 16, 2020 12:26 pm
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I hope we’re last in the West next year! It would mean a genuine, total Process-style blow-up is in effect.

Or or it would mean the four overpriced €œveteran mentors€ signed this coming offseason didn’t work out. Gulp.

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August 16, 2020 1:15 pm
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I like your roster suggestions. Dumars or the new GM should blow it up. No chance at the playoffs next year. I agree.

I’d keep Barnes, I think he’s a good leader for a younger squad. If he’s not interested in playing out his contract in Sacramento then they can attempt to trade him.

I’d even prefer this: Dumars and Ken make the draft selections and or trades. Then… Have fun, be bold!!! Prep things for next season and a new GM. That means gut it! Anyone that’s not a pure fit or Barnes, TRADE. Get picks, expiring contracts and young prospects in return. Again, set a prime stage for the new GM. Not only will that increase the interest, it gives you an entire year to select the perfect GM.

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August 16, 2020 2:06 pm
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If you can move Barnes for any real value, or even an expiring IMO, you have to do it. Vet mentor ship is great, but there’s no reason to pay $20MM per for it. You can either sign it for well less than half that or, if you are going to pay for it, get some additional compensation for your trouble.

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August 16, 2020 2:14 pm

I think there a quite a few contending teams out there that would love to have Barnes as a key cog. OKC could be a solid landing spot for him as Gallo hits free agency. If they intend to roll with CP3 and Adams next season Barnes would be a goof fit, and lord knows they have a shit ton of picks to trade.

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August 16, 2020 2:24 pm
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Without including Paul, Adams, or at least Schroeder, it’s really tough for them to match Barnes salary. Assuming they won’t have space under the cap to just absorb it.

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August 16, 2020 2:27 pm

It would probably take Schroeder.

Unless you did something like package Barnes and Holmes for Adams. That would really shake things up, but not sure I’d want to see Adams playing alongside Bagley.

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August 16, 2020 2:35 pm
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Yeah, I’m not worried fit with Bagley and I’d love to have his big expiring at the next deadine.

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August 17, 2020 10:45 am

I 100% agree. I was just saying I like Barnes and wouldn’t mind him being the team leader along with fox going in to next season. But, a good trade offer comes through with a team looking to acquire Barnes… bye Harrison.

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August 16, 2020 5:22 pm
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You want to get rid of a high IQ guy like Bogi so that you can keep guys who “play hard”? Holmes and Len are backup centers at best. Neither of them really have an offensive position. Sure Holmes plays D and he realizes his limitations on offense. I like that, but he’s a backup. Len, same story, except he has no idea what he wants to be on offense. When guarded by James Harden, Len doesn’t call for the ball, he doesn’t yell “mismatch, feed me the ball”. nope. one lame attempt, Harden stopped him, and then Len just accepted that there’s no way he can score on James Harden. So Len is sort of at a Spencer Hawes crossroads, a guy who’s just going to hang out on the 3 point line, watching and waiting for something to happen. Do you want to watch basketball? Or do you want to retire Jason Thompson’s jersey because he “played hard”?

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August 17, 2020 11:13 am
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Yeah the reality is that we aren’t making the playoffs in the next couple years regardless with this roster so we might as well blow it (mostly) up. Personally I’d still keep Fox unless I got a godfather but everyone else can go if there’s a decent return.

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August 16, 2020 12:48 pm

Im ready to get my heart broken again!

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August 16, 2020 1:20 pm

I hope we have a GM in place before the draft, Im not comfortable having Dumars make the pick for a future GM. I hope they take advantage of being bad and tank instead of having these veterans play most of the minutes and we are still a bad team.

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August 16, 2020 1:41 pm

Who are the GM candidates TKH wants? I know Hinkie is a popular name around here. Who else? Sharif? Kenny Smith? Bobby Webster? Hell, I’d take a voice like John Hollinger at this point.

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August 16, 2020 2:13 pm
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Webster would be my #1. Then maybe Zarren (though I think Zarren is a Celtics lifer). Assuming established guys like Hammond are off the table, of course. Langdon would be worth talking to IMO. Then the FO experienced pundits like Hollinger, O’Connor, and maybe Marks. I do think Abdur-Rahim is an option. Hinkie is a natural option. I’d be really interested in hearing what his approach would look like. I assume it wouldn’t necessarily be just another Process.

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August 16, 2020 2:17 pm

Abdur-Rahim could be nice, but I think it might be a step back for him. As president of the G-League I could see him going the league route and someday be running the NBA.

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August 16, 2020 2:20 pm
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Agreed. Though think a successful stint as a GM would boost his NBA resume just as much as other options.

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August 16, 2020 2:24 pm

Your idea of Webster would be my #1 pick as well. but I’m not sure why he would leave Toronto. It would take a massive overpay to get someone like him.

Zarren would be nice as well, but you’re right, he ain’t leaving Boston.

I’d just like to see Hinkie get an interview and start from there.