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#21 Jay Cee

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Posted January 18, 2013 - 05:49 PM

Building a team requires more than just All-Stars.

See Thabo, Faried, Danny Green, Gallinari, JR Smith et cetera...


This team needs more hustle, dirty work guys than stars...


I agree. Ppg is not what we should be looking at. Don't get me wrong, I realize the value of statistics of course, but we need guys who provide the type of plays that don't show up on the stat sheet.

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Posted January 18, 2013 - 06:17 PM

Hollinger's analysis:

Cunningham has his uses, especially at the defensive end, where his mobility is a major plus in pick-and-roll defense and any kind of rotating or trapping scheme. He ranked in the top third of power forwards in both blocks and steals per minute, he had a low foul rate, and his metrics were solid. His lone weakness at this end is a poor defensive rebound rate.


http://insider.espn....ante-cunningham

I know he's not the perfect player. He's extremely limited in what he can do offensively. No post moves, no 3-point range, can't create off the dribble.

But what he can do is play defense, finish at the rim, and he's actually capable of running. He's young, he's long, he's athletic. I'm by no means suggesting we trade Pau for this guy straight up, but he's the type of player this team has been missing.

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Posted January 18, 2013 - 06:18 PM

Artest for Cunningham

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Posted January 18, 2013 - 06:30 PM

Artest for Cunningham


Oooo, if that happened...

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Posted January 18, 2013 - 07:13 PM

I'm not to familiar with his play but if he is athletic, can run, and play defense then I'm all for it.

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Posted January 18, 2013 - 07:22 PM

Artest for Cunningham

I want artest on this team. Atleast not for Cunningham

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Posted January 18, 2013 - 07:43 PM

I don't think any trade should be centered around this guy he's not that good.. he can be a good role player but nothing we should give up a lot for

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Posted January 18, 2013 - 10:07 PM

I don't think any trade should be centered around this guy he's not that good.. he can be a good role player but nothing we should give up a lot for

What is "a lot" to you? Darius Morris?

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Posted January 19, 2013 - 12:42 PM

What is "a lot" to you? Darius Morris?


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Posted January 19, 2013 - 02:22 PM

I want artest on this team. Atleast not for Cunningham

You want to hold onto artest for defense I assume.

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Posted January 19, 2013 - 02:34 PM

You want to hold onto artest for defense I assume.

Nah. Because he gives decent consistency. He also is a voice on this team. He's not someone to give in. I like him.

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Posted January 19, 2013 - 02:50 PM

mo

Building a team requires more than just All-Stars.

See Thabo, Faried, Danny Green, Gallinari, JR Smith et cetera...


This team needs more hustle, dirty work guys than stars...

exactly, we need guys who want to work their ass off for the ball.

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Posted January 19, 2013 - 03:39 PM

mo exactly, we need guys who want to work their ass off for the ball.

Reggie Evans wouldn't be that bad if we can get him for cheap

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Posted January 19, 2013 - 04:39 PM

Cunningham is out tonight. Wonder if that means anything.

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Posted January 19, 2013 - 04:48 PM

Cunningham is out tonight. Wonder if that means anything.

It might. I'm not familiar with his game. But from what I hear, if we can get him for cheap (chris duhon) that will give us the freedom to trade Gasol for a point guard and a sf, we will have enough depth at the 4 to be able to do this.

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Posted January 19, 2013 - 05:29 PM

Cunningham is out sick.

Btw for those not sold on Cunningham, he is really that type of player that Mitch likes to go out and get that ends up producing for us (Trevor Ariza, Shannon Brown, Jordan Hill, etc).

And c'mon, who doesn't like someone who dunked on Blake Griffin?

http://www.youtube.c...h?v=qZLO42aZ4Vk

Also this kid is pretty damn athletic. Him and Clark could cause some issues defensively

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Posted January 20, 2013 - 05:08 AM

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Posted January 20, 2013 - 09:33 AM

Lakers called T'Wolves about who?

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Posted January 20, 2013 - 03:39 PM

Hopefully it's code for Kevin Love trade talks!




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