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  • #41407
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    PrettyBoyPeeWee
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     NBA Players need 2 shut up and just play ball im tired of players crying about what team they wanna play 4 or how much money they want in free agency here are some examples since the off season started.

     

    Dwight Howard-Howard told Yahoo! by phone that, "There’s only one team on my list and if I don’t get traded there, I’ll play the season out and explore my free agency after that."

    Jeff Green-One league source said agent David Falk’s starting point for next season is $9 million — the figure Green agreed to for the first year of a four-year deal with the Celtics last December,before the contract was voided by his physical, Boston Herald.

    Eric Gordon-Is looking 4 a Max-Deal.

    Jrue Holiday-Is seeking a Max contract extention.

    Goran Dragic-Looking for $10million a year.

     

    And this is just the start of some of the BS you gone here this offseason.

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  • #691659
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    CodySLC
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    This isnt really new. Look at guys like Rashard Lewis, Rudy Gay, Joe Johnson, Roy Hibbert etc. They dont deserve the max but got it anyway. Look at DeAndre Jordan last year, and Omar Asik this year, both back ups at the time and got a huge pay day anyway. The list goes on and on. Players only demand a lot of money because they know their team will pay it, or some other team will. Whether we like it or not, thats professional sports for ya.

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    • #691660
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      PrettyBoyPeeWee
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       I’m say’n they didn’t demand them some of them earned them beside Gay and Asik all the others was Allstars or all team NBA something, I’m say’n now a days no name people who ain’t made a single allstar game or anything can demand the type of money they wanting.

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    • #722123
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      TWINTA
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      Jrue Holiday-Is seeking a Max contract extention.

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  • #691657
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    Beard13
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    me too. Now a days you would think nba superstars are running the team telling gms where they want to go recently such as howard and carmelo anthony a couple of years ago. I hope some of these young stars such as Kevin durant and Derrick rose keep their humbleness and concentrate on helping their team win instead of wearing about their popularity status

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  • #710540
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    eogezosajke
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    Eric Gordon-Is looking 4 a Max-Deal.

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  • #711130
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    vvaatltl
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    Goran Dragic-Looking for $10million a year.

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  • #716083
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    YOOkima
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    The Chicago Bulls are hamstrung by a hard cap, which locked in when they used their BAE on Marco Belinelli and a large portion of their MLE on Kirk Hinrich. The remaining million they have left of their MLE is likely to go unused.

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  • #717967
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    RockGAGAEWAWW
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    It would be even greater to get his extension taken care of, but that’s something he’s going to have to wait at least a little bit longer for. Gibson is unquestionably an important part of this team’s future, and the Bulls are hoping they can hold onto him for a reasonable amount of money.

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  • #717982
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    RockGAGAEWAWW
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    There are very few players in all of professional sports who publicly wage their war with anxiety. Unfortunately, many pros suffer in silence like the rest of us. Part of this rationale undoubtedly has to do with the fact that anxiety disorder is so profoundly misunderstood by so many. For instance, Mr. Mayberry refers to White as the “definition of a head case.”

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  • #717990
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    RockGAGAEWAWW
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    Society in general is all too often intolerant and unforgiving. In the sphere of sports in particular, it’s much worse. The “myth of manliness” forces itself upon those playing and covering the games.

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  • #718028
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    RockGAGAEWAWW
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    Most criticism of White comes from a place of sheer ignorance when discussing anxiety disorders. I had a teacher tell me once that it’s somewhat unfair to get mad at ignorance itself. In fact, one huge blessing I have gleaned from my personal dealings with anxiety is increased empathy. Who knows what the person next to you is going through or what they have battled to get where they are.

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  • #718556
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    DWAGAAEEEA
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    The distinction with “Rondo is our leader,” though, is that they are not only willing to listen to him, they are willing to accept that what he’s saying is not some half-cocked guess. If Rondo pulls Garnett and Pierce aside and says “I see this. If you go here, you go there, and do these things, we’re getting a basket,” they nod and say OK rather than ask “are you sure?”fcfsgsf

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  • #718566
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    DWAGAAEEEA
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    And this is what it all boils down to, really. It is not about the team saluting Rondo as he walks in the door, falling in line for inspection, and waiting for his inspirational words of wisdom. It is about trust. At 26 years old, Rondo has earned the unequivocal trust of his Hall of Fame teammates. They trust him to see things, say things, and tell them things that will lead to the team’s ultimate success. For Garnett and Pierce, the pressure is off. =-[0

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  • #718572
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    DWAGAAEEEA
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    And hell, sometimes, when you have been “the man” your entire career, it is not a bad break every once in a while to let someone else handle the spotlight as you slip out the side door. It’s nice to know that, as the last sands drip through the hourglass of your career, the team you are leaving is in good hands. gdsfgs

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  • #718582
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    DWAGAAEEEA
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    But it does mark another step along the way to a more complete, more mature player. Perhaps Rondo’s career is a bit like running up a big sand dune. Every stride brings progress, and then a little slide. The key, though, is to keep going, and realize that it is a lot of hard work and a bit of frustration to get to where you need to be.dgsfg

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  • #718587
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    DWAGAAEEEA
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    But it does mark another step along the way to a more complete, more mature player. Perhaps Rondo’s career is a bit like running up a big sand dune. Every stride brings progress, and then a little slide. The key, though, is to keep going, and realize that it is a lot of hard work and a bit of frustration to get to where you need to be.gdhgdfg43

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  • #718591
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    DWAGAAEEEA
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    But it does mark another step along the way to a more complete, more mature player. Perhaps Rondo’s career is a bit like running up a big sand dune. Every stride brings progress, and then a little slide. The key, though, is to keep going, and realize that it is a lot of hard work and a bit of frustration to get to where you need to be.kjl878776767

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  • #718601
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    DWAGAAEEEA
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    Griffin went on to say that the existence of the rule is good in theory, but he doubts it will make a difference on the court: “It’s not going to win or lose games for anybody… But now you’re telling me if it’s Game 7 of the NBA Finals and a guy has a chance to make a play he’s going to be like, ‘Well, do I want this $10,000 or do I want a championship?’|;p’l;

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  • #718609
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    DWAGAAEEEA
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    It’s a fair assessment. I think most fans, players, and coaches alike know that flopping is a problem, and doesn’t belong in the league. The trouble is, how do you fix it? Will a policy like this actually work? My main concern would be how it is enforced, since judging whether somebody is flopping is completely subjective. Granted, some, if not most, are pretty obvious, but what happens the first time someone gets suspended or fined heftily for a controversial flop?fghdgf

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  • #718617
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    DWAGAAEEEA
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    “Right now, we have so much competition at each position. The point guard position, the two, the three, the four – the four I would have to say Andrea (Bargnani) has pretty much got that solidified right now – but the five position and those positions are going to be competitive as far as for minutes.”vbdcgd

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  • #718622
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    DWAGAAEEEA
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    Under Colangelo, the competition for minutes in Toronto has been somewhat suspect in the past as every one of his lottery picks has been guaranteed a spot in the rotation, whether this cost the Raptors wins or not. This year, things may have changed.hgdfghdt4353

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  • #718629
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    DWAGAAEEEA
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    “(The rotation is) probably eight to nine (players),” Casey said. “If (the rookies) are not in the rotation, they are going to get a lot of individual work. This year is about winning, getting the five, eight, nine guys on the court that are going to produce a win. We are not going to use games to develop guys like we did last year.”090890898

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  • #718633
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    DWAGAAEEEA
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    “(The rotation is) probably eight to nine (players),” Casey said. “If (the rookies) are not in the rotation, they are going to get a lot of individual work. This year is about winning, getting the five, eight, nine guys on the court that are going to produce a win. We are not going to use games to develop guys like we did last year.”-09-[9098

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  • #718638
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    DWAGAAEEEA
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    The battle lines for playing time have been drawn in Toronto and there will be no free rides for young, developing players this time around. What the Raptors lineup will look like by opening night is already starting to take shape.pi9p898

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  • #718640
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    DWAGAAEEEA
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    The battle lines for playing time have been drawn in Toronto and there will be no free rides for young, developing players this time around. What the Raptors lineup will look like by opening night is already starting to take shape.o[90[980

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  • #720828
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    wugpapa8383
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    Now for the worse news: Starting small forward Alonzo Gee has been nonexistent in the preseason. He averaged just 3.5 points in the first two games and scored a measly two points Friday. Gee needs to get it together, man. And fast.

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  • #721621
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    dg34232323
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    Now back to that glue and Kirilenko, who seems to vocalize everything in his own perfect, poetic way. The Russian veteran could be the spokesperson for the team at this point, with his sound bytes that transform what might otherwise be clichés or trite athlete-speak into comprehensible wisdom. He knows what he wants to contribute, and his approach should color the way the team thinks about its game from now on.p[-8709

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  • #724848
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    zvafra
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    I think that it just may be better for us to see how things develop throughout the season for him, as well. I think he has to see that as well but I think everybody knows that Eric’s a guy that I think.. I’d like to have first dibs on him when he’s done because I think he’ll be a great coach. That’s far down the line but he’s got a great basketball mind. He’s got a great demeanor. He’s a great communicator and I really do think that he appreciates being with this organization and that goes a long way here.”

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  • #733338
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    gee322
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    if he can find his rookie shooting form. Add in the return of three-point shooting wing Alan Anderson and the likelihood of sharpshooter Jose Calderon finding additional minutes in a two point guard lineup, and Ross’ opportunities to use his skill were under threat from day one. This Raptors’ training camp and preseason has been very competitive.

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