Re: Pierce and KG
posted at 11/26/2013 7:25 PM EST
In response to Rajon-Hondo's comment:
"Their tale is turning out to be one of fading players having their dellusional egos exposed. Both stated they didn't want to go through rebuilding and they wanted to go for one more ring. The fact is, they were the reason why we were rebuilding. Our record would be much worse if DA had kept them both. Neither would be able to handle Stevens, coaching style and would have been a locker room cancers and impeding the growth of our younger, now more talented players ie Bass,Green,Fvarani,Oly, Crawford and Sully."
Even though Doc had jumped ship,PP and KG didn't really want to leave..they were traded!! PP was devascated. Those two are among the smartest players in the NBA. A new coach would have been a real challenge for them and since Brad hooked up with RR immediately, the two Pros would have really helped. The plan would have grown on those two and their loyality would have prevailed!
Imagine KG and PP along side of JG,Bass,Sully,Oly, AB,Craw,Fav.Lee,PP and JT. With the inside coaching by Brad and his enthusiastic approach, combined with the old pros contributing, it would have been a sight to see.
After the big 2 contracts expired they might have come back for a mentoring role with a new draft choice or two and some playoff experience by the young studs..
The only fly in the ointment would be the 82 game schedule combined with the first round intensity,
In spite of the fatigue exposure, this team could be a future champion winner after PP and KG departed.
.... Paul and Kevin are not fading!! ..they just are having problems with a different game plan, green coach, all new players and being in a foreign country. They will come through but not as well as if they were back home!
Good luck PP+KG! Wish you were here!
As much as I like Wallace and Humph!!
I know I'm in the minority here but That's the way I feel.