The Chauncey Billups thread

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  1. riverman

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    seems to me that we're about 10-15 pts worse than most teams all season without some miraculous comeback....that could just be what we'll get out of this offense most nights
     
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    Sure, Stotts was here a long time. It had probably run it's course.

    But if Olshey hadn't planned for that eventuality then letting him fire Stotts and hire the next coach was insane, IMO.
     
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    That'll be fine. He's not stotts.
     
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    The ending of the Stotts era was long overdue. But the Olshey era should have ended before the Stotts era, or at least at the same time. And that time should have been in 2017 after the sweep by the Pels. That series proved categorically that the Dame/CJ back court was a bad idea (proven for the 3rd consecutive season no less), and that Olshey didn't have a fucking clue how to build a playoff roster. The 4 years after that sweep have simply proven those things over and over. And the other thing proven is that Olshey would waste every year of Dame's prime as long as he was GM. This season is just more ditto
     
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  5. HomerLovesKoolAid

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    No doubt Billups has made more than a few mistakes. He'd probably be the first to point them out and I believe he will learn quickly from them.
    Most importantly, we have seen flashes of play that we never saw under Stotts, ball moving, some great defense, just not consistent yet.
    I have a good feeling about this....
     
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    I hope you're right but when it comes to ball movement...it's moving to the other teams hands way too much and suddenly we suck at free throws....go figure?
     
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    I don't know if it means something, but in his first season as a HC in Portland Stotts was 33-49 (17-15 at this point).
    He had LaLiar, Batum, Wes, Barton and 1st year Lillard. It is not really bad S5.
    Team collapsed after ASG and I don't remember why.
    Also, there was no Vanterpool on the bench.
    What he had was some years of exp.
    What was his rep on the forum after first season I wonder.
     
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    Reminder of what the lineups looked like down the stretch of that season...

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    What a garbage post and thread!
     
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    Is it weird being one of like 3 sane people in this joint?
     
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    Lol, I'm just shocked that people are surprised by this outcome. I thought it was a 99% certainty...

    I mean, yeah, I hoped it would all be great, but the odds weren't good.
     
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    sanity is overrated
     
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    Well, you were also one of the sane ones…
     
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    Totally agree.
     
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    Very good point but some things can be fixed that have nothing to do with roster size.
    I’m looking for those things as well.
     
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    Problem I have with this is he has not been learning?
    He making the same mistakes game after game and night after night.
     
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    Peak Chauncey >>>> Peak Stotts imo.
     
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    Maybe, but we will not know that for several years, IMO.
     
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    That's insane.
     
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    Holiday gave Lillard nightmares that series.
     

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