Getting Kanter was huge

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  1. Natebishop3

    Natebishop3 Don't tread on me!

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    Props to Neil. Without Kanter we are sunk when Nurk goes down.

    HUGE HUGE HUGE get.
     
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    Damn sure was. Hope we can resign him somehow. Man possessed vs. his old team.

    Man, if we had Nurk we would be a legitimate contender this year. Still have a shot if everyone plays their roles.
     
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    EGame "You're the only one of these fools I trust"

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    Im not gonna disagree especially the part with Nurk, but until the golden state warriors break up (hopefully next year) its there title again this year.
     
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    I think more props are due Kanter than to Olshey

    the only other team I've read about that was 'after' Kanter was the Lakers. Portland may have been the only playoff team that offered. And the Blazers had a big need because Olshey let Ed Davis walk leaving the only options at backup C being Meyers and Zach. Kanter plugged the hole that Olshey had dug
     
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    Well, NO did clear a spot in the trade for Hood. So overall I think we have to give props to NO for his deadline moves. Losing Baldwin and Steaksauce for two rotation guys is pretty good. I dont even like NO but sheesh if were gonna rip him for everything no matter how petty we should give him some credit here or there too.

    Would it have surprised anyone if he declined to go after Kanter because he wanted Zach to get minutes?
     
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    And Olshey was responsible for Kanters big contract, he would of gone to LA if not for Neil.
     
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    Natebishop3 Don't tread on me!

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    Would Kanter have come here if Olshey hadn't offered him that deal years ago? Maybe... maybe not.
     
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    Woj said Thunder and Celtics wanted him too
     
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    Kanter was poised in this game and the offensive boards are really huge. He missed several putbacks too or he would have had 30 and 20
     
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    You know LA wanted Kanter right? He had the option to go there instead. He probably would've been a starter over McGee.

    Kanter signed a contract to come here before. Remember?

    NO is THE reason why Kanter CHOSE to come here.

    There was no hole... NO made a conscious decision to get minutes to his draftee. Throw his ass to the wolves. We were playing great BEFORE Kanter was signed. Remember?

    I was sad to see Ed go too (there are many posts to prove it) but Collins played well and I adapted. I still love Ed but now realize NO was RIGHT. We need guys that cans rebound AND shoot.

    Picking up Kanter is a shrewd move by a GM who saw a great opportunity to bolster his bench to make a run for the playoffs.

    Just give credit where it's due.
     
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    The Lakers weren't headed to the playoffs...they were out. Going to a playoff team meant Kanter was going to make an extra 400K
     
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    Kanter looked at LA and saw a loser and looked at Portland and saw a winner. He chose the winner.
     
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    I know not possible but wouldnt it be awesome to have Ed backing up Kanter right now? I miss me some Ed Davis!
     
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    Will Nurk be coming to the games at some point? Crowd would go nuts to see him there.
     
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    I love Ed but I gotta say no. Collins needs these minutes.
     
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    I think they save him for a game five or seven that would set the place on fire.
     
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    I was kind of disappointed he wasn't there today.
     
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    He was really bad tonight. I agree that getting him experience is good, but Davis (right now) is better than him.
     
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    That's a fair point.

    But you still have to give the President props for the bill he signs even though Congress passes it first.

    That's all.
     
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    I dont like NO, I think Ive made it abundantly clear, but some people just refuse to give him anything...
     
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