New Assistant GM Mike Schmitz

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  1. Hoopguru

    Hoopguru Well-Known Member

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    It wont matter how it turns out people will be shouting fire Cronin!
    Thats just the way people are nowadays.
     
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    He'll take on much of what Joe did in his old position.
     
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    Hopefully they're planning on keeping him for more than one year. The team is still allowed to acquire picks and make trades.
     
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    How dare people expect highly paid professionals to be competent at their jobs! :dry:
     
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    Wouldn't that depend on whether/when the team is sold? If the team is actually on the market, he won't have much time to make a good impression.
     
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    Technically everyone on contract can get let go, Dame included. I don't know how long Schmitz got on his deal, but I don't see this being a make or break move. Certianly has more upside than downside in my opinion.
     
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    Some more Keegan love from our new A-GM





     
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    Maybe we'll stay in the lottery for the foreseeable future and not have to give the pick to Chicago.
     
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    look (olshey - tm), I know you think you know something the rest of us don't know, and you may be right. But unless you're willing to be a lot more specific you should just let us speculate and project ideas about what might happen. You're killing the buzz with your vague little reality bombs. There will be several months of buzzkill if what you say will happen, does happen. But we've still got a month to cling to the hope it won't. Stop raining on that parade
     
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    Wade Garrett Exactly right.

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    Another great move by Joe C.!
    Sure smells good 'round here!
     
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    he hasn’t even had a full season yet and people are already crying for his firing. Btw the team played their best ball last season post his deadline, so much so that they had to start coming up with injuries to keep guys out.
     
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  12. Wade Garrett

    Wade Garrett Exactly right.

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    Nobody with any sense of reason and understanding is calling for his job.
     
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    Perhaps Mike gets us a couple of steals in the 2nd round even if the #7 is taken. His knowledge is vastly superior to the 1 international about Olshey had.
     
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    Man... Everyone's had some misses. I don't get coming in here to point out two 2nd round misses four years ago just to say that you had them rated properly. Dude knows his stuff.
     
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    Olshey routinely got second round steals. Let's hope Mike is as good.
     
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    Tbf Schmitz doesn’t really shit on prospects and usually looks for the positives. Probably why I like him so much, but also easy to point out his “misses”
     
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    It was one area that Olshey did well.....trading multiple picks for a 2nd round gem. The only 2nd rounder he owned that he picked that was good was Will Barton. But in ~20 Draft picks, he seemed to almost completely ignore the International portion of the talent pool. A single, solitary scout might have had something to do with that. Schmitz seems much more prepared in that area.
     
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    one international scout is pretty common for an nba team. Don’t think anyone has more than two. But yes it’s annoying how he didn’t dip into that market.
     
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    I have very limited knowledge anymore about the inner workings of the NBA. I just follow here and on Tweet Tweet but Mike Schmitz is a name i know and have followed. This seems like a really good addition. Almost too good? I'm wondering if there is a bunch of credit owed to Joe and his reputation around the league for this acquisition?
     
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    Hello,

    I am in the same boat with regards to knowledge of the inner workings.
    However the word I gathered after doing a bit of research on this guy is this is a slam dunk/homerun of a hire compared to what we have had in the past.
    This gets me really excited for the long term future of the franchise. I hope he sticks around long enough to make a significant impact with his knowledge.
    If Joe did help to make this happen, I would consider this his best move this far as GM.
     
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