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Getting tired of the skewed article titles


Feels like has been a lot of articles titles things similar to "Fire D'Antoni", "Walsh Failed", etc.

It might be much more meaningful to the overall conversation to not show your hand so quickly.  I see these titles and I just roll my eyes.  Of course I'll read them, but its annoying how quickly people jump on one particular move (or non-move) and use that to justify a far greater decision.   One move doesn't determine whether or not you are good at your job.  Especially if that move does not include the largest asset or most important piece of your current team.  Since we already have been told about how the future is expected to play, it doesn't advance anything calling for a guys head because of a minor trade.

 

Hey, Memphis traded Pau Gasol to the Lakers in '08 in what was widely regarded as a massive steal for LA.  LA gave up Marc Gasol, Aaron McKie, Jarvis Crittenton, Kwame Brown, & 1st rd picks in '08 & '10.  McKie and Brown were exprings, and that space led to Memphis staying under the cap, absorbing Zach Randolph's contract, getting 2nd rd pick in '09 which turned out to be Sam Young, who has played extremely well under the radar.  The Griz added Ronnie Brewer, a solid defensive G.  They also netted Denver's 1st rd pick in this upcoming draft (giving them 3 in the 1st rd), and they are a playoff worthy team.  Marc Gasol has turned out to be excellent too.  And memphis has money to spend in this offseason.

Sure Pau Gasol helped LA win a title, but Memphis knew they weren't even close to winning yet, and prob wouldn't be able to get a top guy to compliment Gasol.  So they built their future.  Even Greg Popovich, who was publicly furious at the trade, has changed course and praised Memphis for thinking ahead.

The point is, don't be so quick to think you know better than Donnie Walsh and Mike D'Antoni.  It's perfectly ok to be impatient and even frustrated, but we have been made well aware of what to expect from this year and last.  The right decisions are being made.

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