StillUnknown

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  1. 44 minutes ago, Riggo#44 said:

     

    Most other publications list Kieboom in the top 25-30, so it's interesting to see the significant difference. He's way down on Luis Garcia (and I am fine trading him.) The one thing I really like about Law is that he does annual "Prospects I was Wrong About" lists. A good bit of humility from an industry that eschews it.

     

    Even though he was #74, he was fairly positive about Kieboom overall. No major concerns, but no real elite traits either. Expects him to be a good hitter in time with average level defense at 3rd or 2nd.


  2. 8 hours ago, LetMeSeeYourWarFace21 said:

     

    Random, but Moe Wagner ****in SUCKS...........Dude is HORRIBLE.........SO tired of him. We don't have a big man on our D-League team that can replace that bum??

     

    Offensively he has been a pleasant surprise. Defensively, he is basura. He takes pride in taking charges because he cant do anything else on that end of the floor. He's been better than Thomas Bryant this year, and worth keeping around as a bench piece


  3. 10 minutes ago, Skin'emAlive said:

    Umm.. Ernie was pretty well respected around the league as well. That means nothing. This organization has gone above and beyond to destroy any goodwill with the fan base. And with everyone desperate for change, they removed only 1 guy from the from office. 

     

    i'm largely in agreement about the front office as presently constructed, but this instance its not about respect, its how shepp operates. until he proves otherwise, I think its safe to take him at what he says publicly. Grunfeld almost never did interviews like Shepp did with Katz and when Grunfeld did speak, it was in tired cliches.

     

    and honestly, I think Grunfeld was respect for his playing days versus anything he did in the front office. for what its worth, I never heard other execs talk about Grunfeld the way they offer praise for Shepp. 

     

    so far the front office has moved from ass-ugly, to basic levels of competence. Shepp has done well at small, fringe moves that ultimately dont matter much in the long run. his best mark so far was taking Rui in the draft and getting Bertans for peanuts. his decision on Brooks is the first big call he has to make, i'm hoping he surprises me and sends him out.

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  4. 11 minutes ago, Mr. Sinister said:

    I really don't want a rubber match after that, but we will anyway. Wilder cant survive a straight boxing match with Fury, it's obvious now

     

    the first fight was a boxing match and Wilder survived, and almost killed him in the closing seconds. the dynamics of the fight wont change, but I dont subscribe to Wilder having no shot at all.

     

    the only variable is how does Wilder respond to that ass-kicking. fighters usually go one of two ways after that, not alot of middle ground after a beatdown like that


  5. 19 minutes ago, Renegade7 said:

     

    I'm convinced Brooks wasnt fired to keep from their being too much upheaval at one time and because Ted doesnt like paying folks he fired anymore then Polin did.

     

    there is truth in that, but you have to dig a little deeper about his future. Almost everyone in the league compliments Shepp on not being a bull**** artist, you can generally go by what he tells you in how the future will play out. There was a recent piece in the Athletic by Katz in which Shepp was pretty glowing in his reviews of Brooks. I don't think he has even considered a change. I think he gets a short extension in the offseason because it would be awkward to have a team they think is capable of "competing", but their coach would be in his lame-duck year

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  6. 3 minutes ago, Dr. Do Itch Big said:

    Why should there be a 3rd fight other than money? 

     

    When has there ever been another necessary reason other than money?

     

    They both had rematch clauses worked into the contract of this fight. The winner of tonights fight gets a 60/40 split


  7. 20 minutes ago, Malapropismic Depository said:

     

     

    Two separate times.

    I said he smelled blood, I shoulda wrote he tasted blood

     

    Not saying it would be right, but i would understand if Wilder shot him because of that


  8. That was thorough

     

    If Fury takes care of himself in the interim, the 3rd fight should go the same way. Fury has been known to be inconsistent with his fight prep.  As for Wilder, he was always going to be lesser boxer at this stage of his career, when the right doesnt land, this is what you get. Carrying 270lbs in clinches is taxing. He never truly recovered from that equlibrium shot. He gave it what he could, just wasnt his night at all. Interested to see how he bounces back 

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