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#621 mweb08

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Posted 07 November 2019 - 03:02 PM

The analysis of rings boils down to discussion about the GOAT lists and how you rank them.

Rings matter in that discussion, especially amongst QBs and top NBA players.

However, the problem with what you are saying is that you are implying you need to rest to win a title. That’s bs. 10 times MJ played 80 or more games.

The best ability is availability and if you don’t make yourself available for 20-25% of the season because you are a baby who needs some rest, that’s pathetic...especially at the money they are making and the prices tickets cost.

Now, if you want to take pay cuts or take these guys out of the discussions as GOaTs, be my guest. Kwahi is a guy who doesn’t care about that and that’s fine. But stop with the MJ comparisons and while I think he is the best player in the world, he’s not the guy I’m taking to start a team if he feels he needs to sit out for that many games.

There is no justification for this. Load management 7 games into the season? Wtf?


I certainly did not imply that you need to rest to win a title. I do think it can help depending on the player, though. Everyone is different and is dealing with different issues. What makes sense for one doesn't for another.

MJ is also an interesting example to bring up for two reasons. First, load management wasn't a thing then so players and teams weren't at a disadvantage when they played stars every game for 40ish minutes. Second, MJ did benefit greatly from rest, you know a whole season and another two- thirds of a season off after he was exhausted from the 3-peat.

Anyway, of course one should factor in how much someone plays in a conversation of best player or especially most valuable.

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Posted 09 November 2019 - 03:41 PM

Kawhi on his bitch fest tour the past couple days all woe is me about the reax to his resting. What a little bitch. Can't stand out of touch primo donnas like him.
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Posted 15 November 2019 - 09:51 AM

The Ringer: In His Clippers Debut, Paul George Showed Why He’s the Perfect Kawhi Complement



#624 mweb08

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Posted 15 November 2019 - 12:57 PM

It's not looking good for the Clippers winning 73+ games.

In a related note to Kawhi, the Raptors are 8-3 after going 18-2 without him last year. Interesting in relation to the best player conversation.
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Posted 19 November 2019 - 01:58 PM

It's not looking good for the Clippers winning 73+ games.

In a related note to Kawhi, the Raptors are 8-3 after going 18-2 without him last year. Interesting in relation to the best player conversation.

 

It's interesting to note health, too. Kwahi has missed games now that don't include the back to backs. George missed time and he and Kwahi haven't played together. Shamet has now missed 4 straight since being out in the Toronto game, too.

 

By MPG, everyone that played 19.5+ min (to include Livingston) played 65+ games and only Barnes and Iggie played fewer than 70. Given the Warriors injury luck of late, it's hard not to factor how lucky their health was then and how unlucky it is recently as a help, too. 

 

That being said, I don't think LA is going to make anywhere near a historic run and it won't be close...but we still haven't seen this team together yet this year, either. I think it would have been intriguing (or could be next year) to see a fully healthy LA Clippers team and what they might be able to do together. 



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Posted 19 November 2019 - 02:37 PM

Oh yeah, they definitely have a lot of talent and great upside when healthy.

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Posted 22 January 2020 - 06:50 PM

The Ringer: Can Montrezl Harrell Solve the Clippers’ “Big” Problem?



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Posted 02 March 2020 - 09:10 AM

The RingerThere’s Nothing Wrong With the Clippers 



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Posted 08 April 2020 - 08:33 AM

CBS Sports: Canceled NBA season would increase pressure on Clippers as Kawhi Leonard, Paul George close in on free agency
https://www.cbssport...on-free-agency/






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