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BGleas

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  1. Yeah, I don't disagree. I just think it's a message much better send behind the closed doors of the locker room. At least some of the specifics. Should have kept the message much more high level.
  2. Yeah, he basically said, XJ has his head on straight now and Race and I have got him. I kind of cringed when I read it. Again, love the leadership, but not sure that was a great way to frame that publicly. If I'm XJ I'm kind of not happy with that. I know XJ made his own bed with the speeding thing and NW incident, but again some things should stay in the locker room.
  3. Yeah, I mean we can blame Phinisee, Lander, Stewart and Durr for these cryptic tweets, but TJD created this drama yesterday. Nobody was talking about the NW debacle, everyone was past it and over it, but TJD brought it back up. I love that he's trying to step up as a leader and take sort of ownership of the program, but I think yesterday was actually a misstep for TJD.
  4. The real issue is that the four who made comments on Twitter aren't the only four who were suspended. There are still guys on the team that were in that group and guys on the team who missed time for other reasons. Do they feel the same as the four who could comment on Twitter because they're not on the team anymore? There could still be guys on the team who feel the same way as those four. Again to be crystal clear, I don’t disagree with how TJD feels, I do however think it was a misstep in leadership to air these things out publicly.
  5. There was just no reason to go back to the NW thing.
  6. Love that TJD is coming back and am really excited for next season. He's going to go down as an all-time great Hoosier, if he isn't already. Where he'll finish in the all-time statistical rankings and if they win big this coming year will cement his legacy. With all of that said, I actually didn't love his comments yesterday. Some things are meant to be kept in-house and I think the NW debacle and his views on what drug suspensions should be fall into that category. If I'm a teammate or even Woodson, I'm kind of looking at TJD a bit sideways today. The "kick them off the team" crowd probably loves these comments, but that's fan message board stuff. TJD has kind of painted Woodson into a corner here in terms of punishment for stuff, and as a teammate I'm wondering what TJD is going to air publicly and what he isn't. I don't disagree with TJD, I'm not saying he's wrong, I'm saying some things aren't meant to be kept internal and TJD kind of broke that code, and again his comments on what punishments should be could cause some locker room issues down the line.
  7. The defense is much better when our 2nd Team All-Defense Center is playing. Miami needs to play basketball and stop fouling.
  8. Miami is legit fouling constantly though. Lowry and Tucker are basically still in the league because they just hack the entire time and know the refs aren't going to call them all.
  9. Robert Williams just makes a massive difference for the Celtics. Partly because he's so good, but also partly because it means Daniel Theis doesn't play.
  10. Guys, Let's keep it to debating the posts, not the poster. We have some really good debates and conversations in this thread, so let's not derail it with getting personal. Thanks! - BGleas
  11. I think Kyle Lowry is my most hated NBA player. That's all, just needed to get that off my chest.
  12. I'm not sure why everyone thinks Galloway is a finished product? Dude would be a monster if he can fix his shooting, which was showing signs of improvement before the wrist injury.
  13. I disagree on the NBA thing though. Yes, he'll need perimeter skills to sniff the NBA, but it's not just Draymond Green that plays a small 4. The NBA is moving that way. PJ Tucker plays the 4 for Miami, Jae Crowder plays the 4 for Phoenix, Grant Williams plays the 4 and sometimes the 5 for Boston, Nicolas Batum plays the 4 for the Clippers, OG plays the 4 for Toronto, Robert Covington played the 4 a lot for Portland before being traded to LA, Patrick Williams plays the 4 for Chicago, and so on.
  14. I feel like we would give up a massive amount of transition 3's with a TJD, Race, JG lineup.
  15. I would say it hurts more defensively. Not saying that because I think it would be a good offensive lineup, more because I think it would be a really bad defensive lineup. Both Race and JG consistently get lost on the perimeter, so to have them both out there with one as a true wing, I think would be a bad combo.
  16. I keep seeing people saying we shouldn't expect a ton from JHS and comparing his production to Bates because they were ranked similarly. Maybe it's semantics, but JHS is ranked 22nd in the composite rankings. That's much more comparable to guys like Yogi, JBJ, and Thomas Bryant (obviously different position) who all produced immediately.
  17. I'm a Steph guy, so you're preaching to the choir. As you said, a 4th title, and 2nd without Durant would absolutely cement his legacy and in my mind he'd be the 2nd best player of this generation behind LeBron. I also think he's changed the game more than anybody of the last 20-30 years. His impact has been immeasurable.
  18. Agree on Wiggins, and also what a phenomenal job by Bob Meyers, Golden States GM, to retool after Durant left and while Thompson was injured for 2 years.
  19. That was was maybe the worst call I've ever seen.
  20. Wow, I think I just saw the worst call I've ever seen. Andrew Wiggins just posterized Luka and they called an offensive foul. Luka didn't even try taking charge or anything. He just flew by the play. Kerr is challenging, will be a joke if its not overturned.
  21. Agree on Brown. He's an All-Star caliber player, for sure. He put up 40 in an ECF game yesterday. His shooting has improved tremendously, he almost automatic from the mid-range and is basically a high-30's% 3pt shooter. He needs a lot of work on his handles and then also just needs to become more consistent. Consistency is where Butler has him.
  22. I think you have to go Zeller #1 and then probably Yogi #2. With that said, I think people sleep on Thomas Bryant a ton. A lot of that is probably because he isn't an Indiana kid, but the dude was an absolute stud and we don't win the Big Ten or go to the Sweet Sixteen without him. I'm an Oladipo guy too, and he might have been the most talented player in 12-13, but Zeller was the most important player from 11-13. He was the game changer.
  23. Gotta disagree with this. Does JG need to greatly improve his perimeter skills to play in the NBA? Absolutely. But he doesn't need to be a 3 (if that's even a thing anymore) in college or really the NBA. Watching the NBA, Grant Williams plays the 4 and 5 for the Celtics, PJ Tucker plays the "4" for the Heat, Jae Crowder plays the "4" for the Suns, Draymond Green plays the 4 and the 5 for Golden State, Batum plays the 4 for the Clippers, Herbert Jones plays the 4 for the Pelicans, etc., etc. I think JG has miles and miles to go to even be considered an NBA player, but if he gets there his role would be this 4 & D or 3 & D role, but most of the times now an NBA 3 & D guy is a college 4.
  24. I knew Steak 'n Shake had lost it luster when they put one in our town in Maryland about 6-7 years ago. It's always the same with those types of places. They have a great thing and then they try to replicate it all over the country and they outgrow and can't mass produce what made them great. I was all excited and took the family there and they ended up all confused as to why I was hyping it up so much.
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