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    DeMarcus Cousins is something else. He seems to anger easily.
    A summer watching a bad Reds' team, is still a pretty good summer.

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    Danny Granger is joining fellow buyout Glen "Big Baby" Davis in LA with the Clips. Also, Caron Butler has agreed to join the Thunder as the deadline for players to be join new teams and be eligible for postseason is quickly looming.
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    Quote Originally Posted by texasdave View Post
    DeMarcus Cousins is something else. He seems to anger easily.
    So talented, so nuts. I know he got a max extension recently and is the 'face of the franchise' but I really think maybe he and Sactown could use a divorce. The Kings aren't too likely to be good during the duration of his contract and they could probably get a great haul for him, and he could go to a place with a winning culture where he is really pushed to improve his attitude and be held accountable.
    "Since I've been with the Reds in 1989, we've never had a farm system this loaded," Bowden said. "If we were the New York Yankees and had unlimited dollars, we could have traded for Colon, (Jeff) Weaver, Rolen, (Cliff) Floyd, (Kenny) Rogers and Finley and gotten them all -- and still held onto our top five prospects. That's an amazing statement."

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    Quote Originally Posted by texasdave View Post
    DeMarcus Cousins is something else. He seems to anger easily.
    Yes, but he certainly had every right to irate about this particular one. The refs were horrible.
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    The #Pelicans plan to move Tyreke Evans into the starting lineup tonight vs. Suns. The only problem is he's stuck in elevator at hotel

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    "Since I've been with the Reds in 1989, we've never had a farm system this loaded," Bowden said. "If we were the New York Yankees and had unlimited dollars, we could have traded for Colon, (Jeff) Weaver, Rolen, (Cliff) Floyd, (Kenny) Rogers and Finley and gotten them all -- and still held onto our top five prospects. That's an amazing statement."

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    Drummond, in particular, continues to prove several GM's wrong. To our Credit, Texasdave and myself felt that he should have gone much higher than he did, so give credit where credit is due.
    He's going to have to improve on that 40% from the FT line to be truly taken seriously. Also, it is easy to get offensive rebounds when you have Josh Smith and Brandon Jennings dueling every game to see who can take more bad jumpers. His numbers are impressive, but highly flawed.
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    Kevin Love is the might be the most fascinating/confusing/awesome/frustrating player in the NBA. Take into account the following.

    1) He is widely considered the best Power Forward in the game. And, if not the best, he is labelled in the top handful.

    2) He is a stat machine. Fantasy owners drool over Love. I have heard stories of him grabbing a rebound as the buzzer at the end of a quarter goes off and making sure that the stat keepers recorded it. That is some Ricky Davis level stuff.

    3) He has never made the playoffs. If the playoff picture holds, the TWolves and Kings will have the longest playoff droughts in the league. In a sport where only 5 guys play the lions share of the minutes, it is difficult to fathom that one of the top players in the league hasn't led a team to the playoffs.

    4) He is the best white, American born player since Larry Bird. Race plays a huge role in perception in the NBA (See: Iverson, Allen), and having a great white baller brings an interesting dynamic into the league.

    5) The Timberwolves are a strange, strange team. With the notable exception of Love, they are all extreme specialists. Pekovic is a low post scorer, Rubio is a passer (and is the worst shooter in the NBA since 1970), Kevin Martin shoots threes, Berea drives, Corey Brewer runs the break, Chase Budinger is pale, and Gorgui Dieng likes to tip the ball into his own basket. They have a +4.1 scoring margin and are .500. Teams with similar point margin are the Blazers, Rockets, and Warriors, who are a collective 57 games over .500. I don't know what to think of them.

    -All of these things add up to a very strange career. I'm interested in seeing where this goes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by improbus View Post
    He's going to have to improve on that 40% from the FT line to be truly taken seriously. Also, it is easy to get offensive rebounds when you have Josh Smith and Brandon Jennings dueling every game to see who can take more bad jumpers. His numbers are impressive, but highly flawed.
    True, but as of now, Drummond's PER is higher than any player in the '12 draft not named Anthony Davis -- 14th overall in the league, in fact. He should have gone higher in the draft, no question at all.

    As examples: Thomas Robinson was, not surprisingly at all, an awful pick by the Kings, who could have drafted Drummond and shifted Cousins to PF. Think the Warriors, especially since Harrison Barnes hasn't, as of yet, amounted to much, would have been better off with Drummond in the middle instead of an often-injured, not that effective in the first place, Andrew Bogut?

    As for the Pistons, Josh Smith was a curious free agent signing, to say the least, as we both thought at the time, with an unmovable contract. They'll likely have to move Greg Monroe to enable Josh Smith to move to PF, which is unfortunate because Monroe, IMO, compliments Drummond's game more than Mr. Smith. I wasn't too crazy about the deal for Brandon Jennings, either.
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    Quote Originally Posted by improbus View Post
    Kevin Love is the might be the most fascinating/confusing/awesome/frustrating player in the NBA. Take into account the following.

    1) He is widely considered the best Power Forward in the game. And, if not the best, he is labelled in the top handful.

    2) He is a stat machine. Fantasy owners drool over Love. I have heard stories of him grabbing a rebound as the buzzer at the end of a quarter goes off and making sure that the stat keepers recorded it. That is some Ricky Davis level stuff.

    3) He has never made the playoffs. If the playoff picture holds, the TWolves and Kings will have the longest playoff droughts in the league. In a sport where only 5 guys play the lions share of the minutes, it is difficult to fathom that one of the top players in the league hasn't led a team to the playoffs.


    4) He is the best white, American born player since Larry Bird. Race plays a huge role in perception in the NBA (See: Iverson, Allen), and having a great white baller brings an interesting dynamic into the league.

    5) The Timberwolves are a strange, strange team. With the notable exception of Love, they are all extreme specialists. Pekovic is a low post scorer, Rubio is a passer (and is the worst shooter in the NBA since 1970), Kevin Martin shoots threes, Berea drives, Corey Brewer runs the break, Chase Budinger is pale, and Gorgui Dieng likes to tip the ball into his own basket. They have a +4.1 scoring margin and are .500. Teams with similar point margin are the Blazers, Rockets, and Warriors, who are a collective 57 games over .500. I don't know what to think of them.

    -All of these things add up to a very strange career. I'm interested in seeing where this goes.
    The GM for the duration of Love's time in Minneapolis was David Kahn. Need I say more?
    "I have just been more than a little suspect of all the trades since the Willy (Scott Williamson) cash grab. That one left such a bad taste in my mouth that even a 1985 Dom Pérignon couldn't cleanse it." -- Creek14

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    Big game (as far as I am concerned) tomorrow night. Heat and the Rockets. Pacers come calling on Friday. So, I suppose that makes it a big week. It would be nice to see Houston flex some muscles.
    A summer watching a bad Reds' team, is still a pretty good summer.

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    61 points, seven rebounds and five assists for the King tonight.
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    17 points and 26 boards for Drummond. Pistons and Knicks were shooting bricks all night long.
    A summer watching a bad Reds' team, is still a pretty good summer.

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    Lack of effort by Matthews, Lillard, Batum and Aldridge vs the Lakers.
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    Rockets nip the Heat for a nice home win. Pacers fail to take advantage by dropping one at home to the Warriors, who came out to play-ee-yay.
    A summer watching a bad Reds' team, is still a pretty good summer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by texasdave View Post
    Rockets nip the Heat for a nice home win. Pacers fail to take advantage by dropping one at home to the Warriors, who came out to play-ee-yay.
    The Warriors have now split with both Indiana and Miami with both the Pacers and Heat winning in Oakland.
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