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  1. Ole Dirty Klondike

    Dillon Brooks Has to Go

    Dillon only has 1 more year left so there wouldn't be any trade talks, he would just walk. I'm not against using Dillon as a 6th man but ZW is not the person I would want starting. We need another scorer in that starting lineup. I don't think it's ZW. We saw how many blitzed Ja and then attacked him on defense. Bane picked up the slack but he has back issues. We need another scoring threat imo. Thank you. I don't see why people can't see this. Then again, as long as I have been posting on this board someone is always the scapegoat and they look the other way on other people's faults, just ask Pau Gasol. I'm not saying Dillon is on Pau's level but so many people on this board would blame Pau for everything and a lot were happy when he was traded. Meanwhile, dude went on to have a HoF career. Our front office is very data and analytics driven and from what I hear, the analytics show that we are a much better defensive team when Dillon plays and a better team overall. I don't see them proactively doing anything with him. As far as hero ball, I heard Chris Herrington bring up a good point. The point was, most of Dillon's chucking and hero ball antics happen when Ja is not playing. Yes, there are exceptions but in general, his worse shooting games as far as high volume of shots and low shooting %, happen when Ja does not play. He hypothesized that when Ja is on the court, there is a hierarchy. Ja is the primary scorer but also the primary distributor who gets people involved. When Ja is out, there is no clear cut #2 option to become the primary scorer. It's not really Dillon, it's not really Bane, it's not really JJJ and Dillon takes it upon himself to be more aggressive to try and make up for that. When it works, it's great, when it doesn't, he looks like a chucker. Ja draws a lot of attention and creates opportunities for others to score.Although Tyus is a more pure PG, he's not a scoring threat so teams can play players closer and focus on whoever starts scoring.
  2. Ole Dirty Klondike

    Well, here's the thing.....

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  3. Ole Dirty Klondike

    Dillon Brooks Has to Go

    Why do you think that? What exactly has he done? He has outperformed expectations but those expectations were that he was a horrible pick for #10 and that he would be an instant bust. I haven't seen anything from him that gives me confidence he could be a full time starter next season. His defense is not good, it got better as the season went along but overall, it's still not good. His offense is still mainly finishing passes at the rim and hitting wide open 3s. I haven't seen any evidence that he can take people of off the dribble or create his own shot or consistently hit mid range shots or find the open man, etc His offense is extremely limited. He's better when Ja is out there cause he's just deferring to Ja and finishing alley oops but I have said before, I don't want this team to be Ja and Ja'ettes. We need some aggressive offensive players out there with Ja to help us when teams focus on Ja. I'm not ruling out in another year or 2 (or 3) but I don't see it happening next season. He has progressed but needs to progress a lot more to be a dependable starter imo. I like, I just don't think he's ready to start next season.
  4. Ole Dirty Klondike

    Lamarcus Aldridge

    Why? Just why?
  5. Ole Dirty Klondike

    Dillon Brooks Has to Go

    I listened to Herrington on Calkins and he summed it up pretty well. I'm paraphrasing here and may butcher it but basically he said, trading Dillon is not on the F.O.'s list of goals for this off-season so he highly doubts Dillon will be traded. Obviously, if someone comes with a really good deal, they would consider it but they are not proactively seeking a Dillon trade. I'd take it a step further and say that I wouldn't be surprised if they lock him up early for an extension. Finding a player is very hard. He went on to say that the front office's opinion of Dillon is much higher than that of the random people on the internet calling for Dillon's head.
  6. Dillon played SF to allow Bane to start. I've always said Dillon is a power guard. He can play SG in the league
  7. My overall point was, it's a very small number of people. The squeaky wheel gets the grease
  8. Ok so 1 maybe 2 people? I think on this board we get caught up in going back and forth with 1 or 2 people and then attribute those arguments to everybody on the board. JJJ disappoints me at times and I don't think anyone on this team is untouchable (maybe Ja but he HAS to to stay healthy) but I don't see many people proactively lobbying a JJJ trade. Now if someone dangled an All Star or 2, yes, you should consider it but that's not realistic and ain't happening. As I said, we have a team full of guys who have ups and downs and I think our depth helps cover some of our players individual flaws. Everyone on this team has flaws and it's frustrating because we see their potential so people may say stuff in the moment which they may not really mean. I don't see any trades happening any time soon. Tyus may get a bigger offer in FA and maybe SloMo but that's the only movement I see going into next year.
  9. Ole Dirty Klondike

    Kleiman Wins NBA Executive of the Year

    I really wished that Jenkins would have won CotY. Williams is fine but they were in the NBA Finals last year.
  10. How many people have said we should trade Jaren? Can you name them?
  11. Ole Dirty Klondike

    Kleiman Wins NBA Executive of the Year

    https://mobile.twitter.com/NBAPR/status/1524766484160864256?ref_src=twsrc^google|twcamp^serp|twgr^tweet
  12. Ole Dirty Klondike

    Dillon Brooks Has to Go

    That sounds good until you realize we went 20-5 without Ja this season. That's winning at an 80% clip. I don't want Dillon trying to take over when Ja is out either but who else will? JJJ? He's inconsistent. Bane? Most logical choice when he's not injured. SloMo? Melton? ZW? We don't have many offensive minded players in this team so I understand why Dillon does what he does even if it backfires at times and btw, his team and coach defended his play. We are 2 different teams with and without Ja. We are a really good offensive team with Ja and we try to outscore people with Ja's offensive aggression when when plays. When we don't have Ja, we play TEAM ball and move the ball and play not just better defense but MUCH better defense. I get frustrated when Ja "takes over". It doesn't always have good results because people stand around and watch. Now granted, the other teams can't stop him, but it takes our players out of a rhythm. I'm not big on hero ball in general but to act like Dillon is the only one who does it is disingenuous. Dillon Brooks was a mid second round pick who has turned himself into a starter. He's not perfect and has flaws. As I said earlier, you take the good with the bad with all of these players- Dillon chucking, Ja's non existent defense, JJJ's inconsistency, etc. We are the youngest team to advance to the 2nd round in 25 years. We're young and inexperienced. I do not see any reason to single out any 1 player especially when that player helped get you here. I don't think people truly understand Dillon's defensive impact.
  13. Ole Dirty Klondike

    Dillon Brooks Has to Go

    Ja plays hero ball all of the time. Despite his jaw dropping dunks and amazing point totals, we play better team ball without Ja. I don't even know how anyone can dispute this. We have better ball movement, more players are involved and our defense is way better. I'm not saying get rid of Ja by any means but to criticize Dillon for "hero ball: is hilarious because Ja does it all of the time and a lot of times, it takes other players out of the game.
  14. Ole Dirty Klondike

    Well, here's the thing.....

    I agree but I also think inexperience, nerves, anxiety, lack of confidence because we haven't been there before contribute to those bone headed plays and hopefully we learn so that is upcoming years, we don't repeat those mistakes.
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