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People cried for a 3 and D guy envisioning a entirely different team two seasons ago with Parsons and DAJ. He made no sense the second DAJ reneged.

If he goes back to being a 3 and D guy playing 25 minutes or less, then I'm perfectly fine with his role on this team.
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The Matthews hate here is disturbing.

People cried for a 3/D guy. He's it.

Dude gets 90% of the flack for our crappy season, but it was just a bum roster and Rick made him do things he wasn't capable of.
I'm frustrated by the fact that he hasn't improved his handles in the years he has been a Professional, when that is his biggest...well almost only weakness in his game. It's the one thing you don't need much more than a ball and some cones to improve, you can do it anywhere. Part of being a professional is working on your biggest weakness to get the most out of yourself. Maybe he has worked tirelessly each offseason on it and just can't get it much better, but it doesn't appear to be the case.
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I'm frustrated by the fact that he hasn't improved his handles in the years he has been a Professional, when that is his biggest...well almost only weakness in his game. It's the one thing you don't need much more than a ball and some cones to improve, you can do it anywhere. Part of being a professional is working on your biggest weakness to get the most out of yourself. Maybe he has worked tirelessly each offseason on it and just can't get it much better, but it doesn't appear to be the case.
I think this coincides with the fact that he often has poor decision making. Poor decision making plus poor handles is a near fatal combination.
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I'm frustrated by the fact that he hasn't improved his handles in the years he has been a Professional, when that is his biggest...well almost only weakness in his game. It's the one thing you don't need much more than a ball and some cones to improve, you can do it anywhere. Part of being a professional is working on your biggest weakness to get the most out of yourself. Maybe he has worked tirelessly each offseason on it and just can't get it much better, but it doesn't appear to be the case.
He isnt very athletic. Not a lot of bend- to use football parlance. He's stiff and upright. Unfortunately I think we're stuck with him the next two seasons. Don't see him opting out of 18m. Best case he'd get something like 3 for 30 or thereabouts and it'll be his last big contract. As Bryan Wilson said he's on the downside of his career and even if he has a bounce back career type year he's overpaid by 6m or a third of his salary(at least!). Still don't understand giving him the extra 4m after the DeAndre fiasco.

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I think this coincides with the fact that he often has poor decision making. Poor decision making plus poor handles is a near fatal combination.
Perhaps the fact that he is limited on where he can get with the ball contributes to his lack of options for his decision making. He can't get to the rim at will off the dribble so when he tries to penetrate he doesn't have the options for an outlet or ability to draw a foul.
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He isnt very athletic. Not a lot of bend- to use football parlance. He's stiff and upright. Unfortunately I think we're stuck with him the next two seasons. Don't see him opting out of 18m. Best case he'd get something like 3 for 30 or thereabouts and it'll be his last big contract. As Bryan Wilson said he's on the downside of his career and even if he has a bounce back career type year he's overpaid by 6m or a third of his salary(at least!). Still don't understand giving him the extra 4m after the DeAndre fiasco.
Yea, he's not very athletic as far as jumping and agility goes, but it appears that he is plenty quick enough and has quick hands and good anticipation which is why he excels on defense. I just wish he could tighten up his dribbles to the point where he can get more places off the dribble and open up options for himself and everyone else. Since it appears he can't do that, it puts a lot of pressure on him to be a dead eye shooter.

Blaming a guards shortcomings on other guard play is hard for me to fully buy into.
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Yea, he's not very athletic as far as jumping and agility goes, but it appears that he is plenty quick enough and has quick hands and good anticipation which is why he excels on defense. I just wish he could tighten up his dribbles to the point where he can get more places off the dribble and open up options for himself and everyone else. Since it appears he can't do that, it puts a lot of pressure on him to be a dead eye shooter.

Blaming a guards shortcomings on other guard play is hard for me to fully buy into.
I think it will be up to RC to get Wes into his comfort zone. That was difficult with our PGs last season but it should be much easier for RC to make that happen now with a skilled playmaking PG.
Last season Wes seemed to take on a role that wasn't conducive to his skillsets but now that we have a primary ball handler and true lane penetrator he can become more of that 3-D guy that we need.
I'm hoping Rick will put Wes back to SG because I think DSJ/Wes will be a better backcourt than DSJ/Curry.

I'd love to see Curry embrace and excel in that JET/NVE/Stack/VC sixth man role that has been vital for us for years.

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Rookie photoshoot showed off our new player and our new jersey colors

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I figured they would have a cyberdust logo on them. Jerseys look ok. Don't really notice any changes besides the Nike swoosh.
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https://www.cbssports.com/nba/news/a...y-great-teams/

"...But the conversation around this team was a dichotomy of awe and skepticism. Their talent was absurd, with James, Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh and a solid cast of vets. But they never figured out how to play together. And the emotional strain of being labeled villains helped them fall apart at the worst time, during the Finals against an unkillable Mavericks team:

The Heat could (and probably should) have won that series (just as the Thunder probably should have won the WCF). But that Mavericks team was special. They played with so much freedom, confidence, precision and joy -- oh, and Dirk Nowitzki was unquestionably the best player on the floor in every game during that run.."

Interesting article on why none of Lebron's teams are truly considered great. I bolded the best part of the article
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"...But the conversation around this team was a dichotomy of awe and skepticism. Their talent was absurd, with James, Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh and a solid cast of vets. But they never figured out how to play together. And the emotional strain of being labeled villains helped them fall apart at the worst time, during the Finals against an unkillable Mavericks team:

The Heat could (and probably should) have won that series (just as the Thunder probably should have won the WCF). But that Mavericks team was special. They played with so much freedom, confidence, precision and joy -- oh, and Dirk Nowitzki was unquestionably the best player on the floor in every game during that run.."

Interesting article on why none of Lebron's teams are truly considered great. I bolded the best part of the article
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