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IMO the only hesitation is it was a surprise

There are compounding factors on that surprise. He was a low usage player on a team that got bounced early, so he could have done a lot more here. Seeing a sub-20 usage rate player go first round (which is rare) suggests we used him wrong. And we really could have used him this year. So lots of reasons for fanatical people to have hurt feelings.

But if he’d been on draft boards all season like Dre, everybody would have been prepared for it, celebrating it. Same thing with Justin, who by midseason we all knew was gone. The other two who left early, Ty surprised some people and Kyle surprised a lot of people, and plenty of people with hurt feelings were saying they should come back for development reasons, like with Trey. But those guys just won a title for us, so those hurt feelings weren't going to last and other fans weren't tolerating negative takes.

If we ever land a 5-star OAD, him leaving will be meeting expectations. So nobody’s going to have hurt feelings over that, and everyone will embrace him. (IMO, if we land a 5-star he won't be a OAD and then some people will get their panties in a wad that our 5-star isn’t good enough to be a OAD...)

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Posted: 08/20/2021 at 10:51AM


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