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About RonArtest15

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  1. The Official 2017 Game Day Thread

    This is so awesome...
  2. Bring Back Scot McCloughan

    Would never happen, but I'd be all for this. Getting the offseason off to a great start begins with getting rid of Bruce. He's awful.
  3. 2017 - 18 Washington Capitals Thread

    He was their fifth round pick 2 seasons ago....dude is an absolute monster. He REALLY impressed during training camp, and I think he'll be pushing for a spot with the Caps next season. He's got a booming shot, mobility, and plays with a crazy edge. Like a watered down version of Dion Phaneuf. He's in Hershey now, but has been out for the past few weeks with a broken wrist. I think he should be back by January. Like there wasn't reason for it? LOL. Trotz is being FORCED to do the things he is because of how cash-strapped the Caps are. Even with him being handcuffed, he still made some baffling decisions that had little-to-no logic behind them. Shoot, he still does these things and you can see it when he puts someone like Alex Chaisson out as the extra attacker when the game is in it's final moments. As I said before, I take back NOTHING I said and I still remain that Trotz will not be the coach to take this team to the next level. And please....get over yourself with that "real fan" crap.
  4. The State of the Roster

    Breeland, hands down. He's had a major bounce back year and has been the arguably the best CB on the roster (outside of Fuller.) Galette, while he is rounding into form, is expendable because of Trent Murphy coming back next year (after his injury/suspension.)
  5. 2017 - 18 Washington Capitals Thread

    You're always Mr. Glass Half-Full....LOL There were PLENTY of red-flags to start the year, and I, for one, take NOTHING back. Even with their success as of late, I still don't believe in Trotz, nor do I think he's the guy who has the ability to get this team to the SCF. *Not sold on Bowey at all...for someone so highly touted, he's been the shakiest of all the rookies getting regular minutes. Hopefully he's just keeping the seat warm for Connor Hobbs.
  6. The Official Washington Wizards Thread: The JOHN WALL ERA

    Would this team have looked any different with D'Antoni at the helm? Never in a million years would I have thought a pairing of CP3 and Harden would work due to the latter being so ball-dominant. However, he's got those guys playing out of their minds. A lot of ball yet to be played, but the WCF will probably be better than the Finals overall.
  7. ***2017-18 NBA Season Thread***

    As one of the commenters mentioned...Embiid is the perfect mix of humble and petty LOLOLOLOL. Sums him up perfectly.
  8. 2017 MLB Thread

    Angelos COULD pay Manny upwards of 350 mil, but he won't. Arguably the most talented player in Orioles history and he's on the verge of leaving due to the ineptitude of the front office. Not sure if you saw the report, but apparently the Orioles haven't negotiated with Manny's camp in years. YEARS. Knowing that, why are they just waiting until now to trade him? Teams aren't willing to give up top prospects for a one-year rental. I think most people know that Manny will most likely sign with NY in 2019 if he's traded elsewhere by the end of this week. If that's the case, and knowing how deep NY's prospect pool is, O's should be working directly with the Yankees to get the deal done. Yes, this hurts dealing him to an already stacked division rival, but the Yankees have the prospects that they can send back who can help the O's not only bolster their farm, but also get some much-needed youth and TALENT in the lineup.
  9. 2017 Baltimore Orioles Thread - We suck again!

    O's really screwed themselves. If the reports are true that they haven't talked to his camp in years, they should have dealt him a LONG time ago. Sitting on this has led us to where we are today. On the verge of not getting market value because of other teams worry about Manny not signing an extension. I think we all know that he wants to wear pinstripes. That's fine. O's botched things. I really hold no ill-will towards Manny and his decision to play elsewhere. It's a total clown-show running things in Baltimore. However, teams are not willing to give up their best prospects for a one-year rental, when Manny will likely head to the Bronx to sign in 2019. All that said, if this is what Manny wants, the Yankees ARE the best trade option for this team. What the return will be, who knows? I just hope that it includes Torres.
  10. 2017 Baltimore Orioles Thread - We suck again!

    So many unknowns....a lot of "ifs." Seeing what the Marlins got for Stanton gave me serious pause. You're putting a lot of faith in DD to bring in a king's ransom for Machado when the market might not dictate the type of return that you may expect. Also, the fact that this team reportedly hasn't negotiated with Machado's camp in YEARS is pathetic. If there was really no chance to sign him long-term, he should have been dealt a while back. I don't think there's going to be a bidding war...O's played themselves and might be forced to take a below-market value deal for Machado due to their ineptitude. But hey...we got Chris Davis and Trumbo rotting in the lineup and the potential return of Miguel Gonzalez to ease the pain. We're good. I've said this before, but I don't trust DD to oversee any part of a reload/rebuild. He lacks serious foresight and his comments following the signing of Ohtani represents a philosophical problem of epic proportions and part of the reason why we'll be in baseball purgatory for refusing to get with the times. And getting with the times means actually considering dealing him to the Yankees. IF Torres is part of that package....
  11. 2017 Baltimore Orioles Thread - We suck again!

    O's don't have that much leverage right now...while the return will be better than what the Marlins got for Stanton, it won't nearly be enough (even with dealing Britton) to catapult the farm in the top-5. The time to trade Britton was last offseason. Been saying this for a minute...look at what was given up for Miller and Chapman. Britton was coming off arguably the most dominant season ever by a closer. Now, there are MANY questions about whether or not he can return to form.
  12. ***2017-18 NBA Season Thread***

    This could be the beginning of the end of the BBB "brand." This move, unfortunately, is about putting the brand ahead of LaMelo's development. I feel bad for him, because this move, from the Euro standpoint, is nothing more than PR. He's obviously being advised by his dad....this all reeks of Enron. Part of what led to their downfall is that there were too many "yes" men making bad decisions and no one was ever giving another perspective or playing devil's advocate. This is what's happening here. Lavar has surrounded himself with folks who listen/do anything he says and EVERYTHING he does is reactionary. Anyways, If you read the particulars surrounding the club they're signing with, this team is in financial trouble and is a lower-level Lithuanian team that can't fill the seats in their 1,700 seat arena. *LiAngelo Ball had ZERO business at UCLA. He was brought along under the premise that if he signed, so would LaMelo. He's more of a mid-major type of talent at best.
  13. Did you finish the Chargers game???

    Nope...and won't watch the final games of the season either. I've had enough of the incompetence.
  14. ***2017-18 NBA Season Thread***

    Folks were mesmerized by the triple-double statline...but it was the way he went about getting his numbers that was dubious. If there was an NBA "unselfish" award, it should probably go to the 11 other players on that roster last year who had to share the floor with him. Sacrificing just about EVERYTHING in their game for the betterment of one player. Don't get me wrong, Russ is one of the best players in the league, but there are 3-4 other guys in the league right now who have upped their games after leaving OKC. So, the narrative that Russ needs more "help" is just bunk.
  15. ***2017-18 NBA Season Thread***

    41% usage last year....that's INSANE. Their whole system/philosophy needs an overhaul. Donovan will be the fall guy, but Russ is the zebra that HAS to change his stripes.