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#1 Mttn93

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Posted January 07, 2017 - 12:14 PM

Hawks were great before Dwight came now they are trading away korver and mill sap on the trading block ? Do you believe he's a cancer ?

#2 JayTheGreat

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Posted January 07, 2017 - 12:36 PM

He may not be a cancer but I know he's pissed they are trading away everyone after he signed that contract. But then again this is dwight. He's probably loving this because he can be the number 1 option.

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Posted January 07, 2017 - 01:23 PM

Dwight's only a mere fraction of what he use to be but he's no cancer.  He' still a very capable big man that provides a last line of defense and solid rebounding.  

 

The Hawks have simply accepted the fact that they aren't competing with the top dogs in the East and are looking to blow it up.  This was already obvious when they decided to send off Teague in the offseason. 



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Posted January 07, 2017 - 05:51 PM

Ya Hawks are tearing it down but may not be really tanking.  They have 2 wings in Bembry and Prince that are starving for minutes and Millsap is 32 and about to be a FA.  If they can get some floor spacers with Dwight they may still be a competent team.  In hindsight Dwight leaving was the best thing for us and we really didn't lose anything trading for him.  


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Posted January 07, 2017 - 09:53 PM

Calling someone a cancer is rough, but the dude has been bad on every single team that he's been on since Orlando. Kobe was right on the money when he said that D12 could "our" (i.e. the Lakers') Tyson Chandler. Dwight was insulted, but had he embraced that role he would have been much more successful.


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#6 Tensai

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Posted January 07, 2017 - 10:56 PM

How can someone be team cancer when he is shooting 64% from the floor and grabbing 13 rebounds per game? Retarded.

 

Hawks were great with Horford and Millsap together. Horford bolted to Celtics, and Millsap is on the clock for big contract. Korver has been playing garbage. They are wise to not clog the roster with unnecessary players.


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Posted January 07, 2017 - 11:47 PM

Cancers in sport usually speak to lockerroom issues not individual stats.
Demarcus Cousins is another example. T.O. another

Edited by BasketballIQ, January 07, 2017 - 11:47 PM.


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Posted January 09, 2017 - 03:46 AM

How can someone be team cancer when he is shooting 64% from the floor and grabbing 13 rebounds per game? Retarded.

 

Hawks were great with Horford and Millsap together. Horford bolted to Celtics, and Millsap is on the clock for big contract. Korver has been playing garbage. They are wise to not clog the roster with unnecessary players.

Being a cancer has more to do with the personality of the player than what happens on the floor. People have called Boogie a cancer despite being perhaps the best big man in the game.

 

I dont think i would go as far as to call him a cancer, but he's been in three different situations that - on paper - were ideal for him, but things just doesn't work out. There were other factors in play such as Kobe, Nash's injury, Harden's ego, MDA, etc., but at some point you have to consider that Dwight might be the problem.



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Posted January 10, 2017 - 03:24 PM

I don't think Dwight has ever been a cancer.  I do think his inability to understand what made him a great and highly productive player has caused him and has last 2 teams issues.  Early in his career he wasn't concerned about being a post threat.  He got a lot of his points off diving to the rim, put backs and the occasional post up after getting good positioning.  Not waiting on the block like he was Shaq. 

 

He wanted to do this in LA and Houston to prove his worth instead of just playing winning basketball.  Sure his back and knee and age has taken some of his athleticism but he's still pretty damn athletic.  It aint too late for him to understand this but it then again maybe he doesn't care.  Still making 23M a year and cashing out.  Not bad. 


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Posted January 11, 2017 - 07:41 PM


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Posted February 20, 2017 - 09:44 AM

Dwight is the common denominator in the decline of many teams that had championship aspirations.  



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Posted February 20, 2017 - 12:19 PM

Dwight is the common denominator in the decline of many teams that had championship aspirations.  

 

Remember when Kobe wrestled away that rebound from Dwight in Game 4 of the 2009 Finals? I think he wrestled away his mojo too. He's never been the same since. It's true.


Edited by kray28, February 20, 2017 - 02:07 PM.

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