Bones Hyland - NBA Thread

I would just like to see Bones stop flexing after every shot or jawing with the opposing team's bench and coaches. Just play the game and get better.
 
The Spurs were kind of unique.
Crazy, isn’t it?

San Antonio has basically averaged one poor season every 15 years or so. They‘ve been lucky enough to have Robinson, Duncan, and now this absolute unicorn of a kid waiting for them each time they are down for a minute.

Not to mention landing Sean Elliott with the third pick in one of their other few down years. He was instrumental to their culture and helped kick off their reign with their first title in 1999.

Pops might just coach until he’s 95.
 
Bones should still be at Denver giving it his all to help a team win a championship. Feel like he sabotaged what really was still a good opportunity, by not recognizing his role. Could have dealt with his future with the organization in the offseason.
Bones is no longer in Denver because management determined he was not the player they needed to help them in the playoffs. Malone proceeded to revamp his substitution pattern that reduced Bone's ability to contribute as much as he had been. Did he screw up by leaving the bench and going back to the locker room...yeah...but Denver screwed Bones and themselves by not handling the situation well themselves and its their incompetence that created an unnecessary negative appearance of Bones that resulting in them not getting squat for him. Bones may be a bit immature and zealous at times, but he is far from being a problem child. Bones and the Clippers came out winners in this deal....And claiming Denver doesn't need or couldn't have used Bones because they barely held off the Lakers in the first game and needed a miracle from Murray in the second game, just to hold home court advantage does little to prove Denver was smart or right about anything.
 
...And claiming Denver doesn't need or couldn't have used Bones because they barely held off the Lakers in the first game and needed a miracle from Murray in the second game, just to hold home court advantage does little to prove Denver was smart or right about anything.

Eh, I wouldn’t call that a miracle. Murray is a very good player and did what good players do. They step up and win ball games. That’s like saying Boston would be nothing without Tatum doing heroic stuff, which he does all the time.

I actually think Denver is better off as it stands. Caldwell Pope has hit some big shots and had a few real nice playoff games. He’s also seemingly a strong leader. Denver is just fine and I hope they win it all.
 
We’ll it sure seemed that way when Denver couldn’t get squat in return for him.

While his leaving the bench during a game was likely a tipping point, I don’t think Denver trades him without there being other issues from their perspective.
Unless you know specific issues that are not public knowledge, while that could be the case, it is just as likely it was an incorrect management decision with an assist from an average at best coach.
 
I'd love to see a nugs-heat finals. Jimmy and Bam are great but Denver would take that series. Boston I'm not so sure.
100% is pretty harsh, but I think that’s probably close to that.
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I'm 100% a Bones stan. Malone has a reputation of handling rookies poorly, although his most important roster pieces are homegrown and Braun is already a solid rotation piece so who's to say. I felt that Murray and KCPs public criticism of Bones was damaging. It was clear to me that Murray became fed up with Bones prior to the trade based on body language which is the opposite of how you'd want a mentor to be. Is that on Bones or Murray? Probably both. It was clearly mismanaged seeing as how Denver got scraps in exchange for a contributor on a playoff team.

Bones is in a better place now, but he might have made out like MPJ if he had taken his lumps and checked his ego. It's risky though, because Denver cycles its players pretty quickly and he needs PT to get that essential 2nd contract. He gets along with the Clippers except for occasionally butting heads with Plumlee who likely came in biased because of his relationship with current Nuggets players. He'll be able to develop better being under Kawhi & Westbrook compared to Murray too.
 
I don't play with drama. I don't entertain rumors. Speculation and assumption are cheap. I don't buy into narratives. If they exist to be learned, I enjoy being influenced by actual facts.

Unless you've spoken with Bones or an actual coach, all I'm hearing on this issue are distant mumbles.
 
Unless you know specific issues that are not public knowledge, while that could be the case, it is just as likely it was an incorrect management decision with an assist from an average at best coach.

The GM that drafted him left, the current FO had no skin in the game and Malone wanted a his guy in that role given the opportunity for a title…..everything else is window dressing.
 
You‘re one of the more dramatic posters in the history of this here website.
Just as you leaped at calling out what you saw as untrue, as did I. If that's "drama", it seems I'm not the only drama king round these parts, Wheat.
 
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Jokic is just so, so good. Dude had a really tough first half for his standards, but comes back and just kills LA in the fourth quarter. Best passing big man in the history of the game. I know people here have varying opinions about Malone and Denver, but it really is a joy watching this guy play.
 
Jokic is just so, so good. Dude had a really tough first half for his standards, but comes back and just kills LA in the fourth quarter. Best passing big man in the history of the game. I know people here have varying opinions about Malone and Denver, but it really is a joy watching this guy play.
They're a lot of fun to watch. Jokic is flat out amazing, Gordon is surprisingly cerebral for a guy who's probably in the top 1% of athletes in the world, KCP and Brown are great supporting cast members. Murray's not my fav but he can flat out score. If they win it all I'll be entertained by how much George Karl will hate that Malone was the one who got carried to a title by a generational talent.
 
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