Sayonara Buddy...Looks like he wants out, Philly deal

#33
Honestly im open to trading buddy and even bagley and bogie to upgrade. I would try to target Beal (long shot I know) with Buddy, change and the 12th and go after myles turner using Bogie (in a S/T) and maybe another piece perhaps using another (S/T with giles or upright for bogie/bagley for turner and maybe doug McDermott). Too many malcontents on this team an others with potential who are always injured.
 
#34
Buddy will only get better? He’s going on 28, he is what he is.
Getting better for him has everything to do with usage. Look at the one dimensional catch and shoot guys this post season that are lighting up the league. Buddy is better than all of them. Giving up on Buddy could be way worse than giving up on Cuz when they did if he goes to a team where he's used right.
 
#35
Getting better for him has everything to do with usage. Look at the one dimensional catch and shoot guys this post season that are lighting up the league. Buddy is better than all of them. Giving up on Buddy could be way worse than giving up on Cuz when they did if he goes to a team where he's used right.
Well what is the mechanism to use him correctly on this team. I think kings fans are prisoners of our own failures (team failures not personal). We are so scared to lose players that hace not helped sniff the playoffs while we had them. Buddy makes bonehead plays. Thats who he is. How much has he helped you win? He shoots the ball well sure. But he turns the ball over and his man nearly always beats him too. You absolutely cannot trust him in clutch situations (except the occasional buzzer beater). He 90% of the time makes a bonehead play when asked to make a decision. That would all be ok if he was willing to accept his role as the knock down spot up shooter but he wants to start and wants to have the ball. He thinks he is the best player on this team. He is not even the best SG on this team. You have his contract in your pocket for the next 3 years. Move it for an upgrade (even if the player isnt a better shooter so long as he can shoot and doesnt make dumb plays all the time). Its all we and good to be worried about losing him, but the kings are in control of his destiny. Its time we remember that and realize that in 3 years with him we haven't done jack.
 
#36
Well what is the mechanism to use him correctly on this team. I think kings fans are prisoners of our own failures (team failures not personal). We are so scared to lose players that hace not helped sniff the playoffs while we had them. Buddy makes bonehead plays. Thats who he is. How much has he helped you win? He shoots the ball well sure. But he turns the ball over and his man nearly always beats him too. You absolutely cannot trust him in clutch situations (except the occasional buzzer beater). He 90% of the time makes a bonehead play when asked to make a decision. That would all be ok if he was willing to accept his role as the knock down spot up shooter but he wants to start and wants to have the ball. He thinks he is the best player on this team. He is not even the best SG on this team. You have his contract in your pocket for the next 3 years. Move it for an upgrade (even if the player isnt a better shooter so long as he can shoot and doesnt make dumb plays all the time). Its all we and good to be worried about losing him, but the kings are in control of his destiny. Its time we remember that and realize that in 3 years with him we haven't done jack.
He already asked for that mechanism back last December, catch and shoot. And the stats disagree with much of what you bring up. Who knows where the team tops out but the top 5 man groups almost all have the name Hield in them according to the advanced stats when look look at the units that actually got a real chance. Also, he turns the ball over? Yeah, but it's not nearly as bad as it looks. This year he had a positive assist/TO ratio at 3 to 2.3. That's far, far from the Kings killer. The mechanism is use him to his strengths and if you want to or need to flip him THEN flip him. The Kings can't continuously keep dumping assets that they themselves destroyed while at the bottom of their market. I hope Mcnair realizes how close this is to becoming a modern day Isaiah Thomas Knicks level disaster with shorter contracts. He has no choice at this point but to have his coach shine up those assets at the very least. If winning happens gravy. With this team it could. They are talented and somewhat deep in the ways teams are succeeding these days. We'll know very shortly whether they start to play that way or not. If not then holding onto Walton was a huge fail and you're headed for another mid-season change and wasted time.