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Joe-D really missed the boat on Spencer Hawnes, didn't he?

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  1. blueadams

    blueadams Banned - Sent to NBDL

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    hawnes just turned 23. big men take time to develop.
     
  2. BillLaimbeer

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    How old is Hawes? :)
     
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    I think they're the same age.
     
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    Obviously, but you don't expect a guy who has been in the league 4 mediocre years, playing over 300 games, to break out overnight. You certainly don't throw a ton of money at him, cross your fingers, and hope because he's big and relatively young he'll be 50X the player than he has shown to this point. I'm just saying that in this particular case, you're asking Joe Dumars to be clairvoyant. Blame Joe for MANY other things (he deserves plenty of it), but this is just 20/20 hindsight. Sure, you'd hope that maybe one of our scouts saw something that would indicate his breakout year this year, but NO GM saw it. Otherwise, he wouldn't have had to accept a 1 year / $4M dollar deal.

    Either way, this next offseason would be the one to go after him since he will actually be unrestricted (and now he has shown he can actually play). Though I don't think I need to warn Pistons fans about contract-year wonders, who drop-off right after signing that big contract (Looking at you, CV, BG, and Maxiell).
     
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    This post kinda made me think of Stuckey for some reason. :)
     
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    Stuckey's been in the league 4 years?
     
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    I'm pretty sure he's just a rookie.
     
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    Well, you certainly got that off your chest.

    I suspect it comes down to a modified outlook of mythical connections: GM's that grew up from attitudinal outlooks on whether they looked down, up-wards or just plan sideways. How would you place JD?

    In all things, you need a balance and the more volatile of times, the greater dependency of retreat toward past comfort levels.

    In a sense, everything now is all push, instead of pull (which has a remembrance of the complicated perceptions of only problems not recognized and if so, my conscience yields).

    This organization (with an ownership of battle-ground scars) has some historical adaptation on what organizational wars are all about: for Gores, it should be obvious that a quick elimination of what is constantly visible tempers layers that remain hidden. In the end, to solve problems, know your myths.

    http://complexityleadership.wikispaces.com/file/view/Hazy - Leading Large 09-28-07 FINAL 2-pager.pdf.
     
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    It could be worse. Kwame has been in the league for ten years and yet, he is only twenty-nine!

    Give Stuckey more room!

    This makes me feel good...all over.

    Fortunately, I'm adhering to a pretty strict, uh, drug, uh, regimen to keep my mind, you know, uh, limber.
    Jeffrey 'The Dude' Lebowski, The Big Lebowski (1998)
     
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