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The Larry Sanders era is over

Post by steve3344 on Wed Apr 12, 2017 1:01 am

http://nba.nbcsports.com/2017/04/12/cleveland-cavaliers-waive-larry-sanders-sign-edy-tavares-playoffs/

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Re: The Larry Sanders era is over

Post by wideclyde on Wed Apr 12, 2017 11:03 am

I guess Larry's time in Cleveland is just another situation where Danny Ainge is just a much smarter general manager than I am.

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Re: The Larry Sanders era is over

Post by tjmakz on Wed Apr 12, 2017 11:14 am

I watched Tavares in the D-League all-star game and in the D-League playoffs, and I am surprised he hasn't made it in the NBA. He is 7'3" with long arms and is pretty athletic.
This was probably Sanders last chance in the NBA.
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Re: The Larry Sanders era is over

Post by cowens/oldschool on Wed Apr 12, 2017 11:16 am

wish we woulda signed Tavares
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Re: The Larry Sanders era is over

Post by bobheckler on Wed Apr 12, 2017 12:03 pm

wideclyde wrote:I guess Larry's time in Cleveland is just another situation where Danny Ainge is just a much smarter general manager than I am.


Clyde,

I'd like to find out WHY Sanders is gone. If it is still his mental issues then I agree with you, Danny is a much smarter GM than I am too. If there are other reasons then maybe it's more of a "there's no place for a single-position, 2-dimensional player in the NBA anymore" passing of the torch type of thing. We've seen that more and more over the past half dozen years. Put DeAndre Jordan on a team without a passing point guard of CP3's caliber to mask his offensive deficiencies and would he be another Sanders? Pecovic. Another moose from a bygone era. I know he's injured and all but he was pushed down the bench when he was still healthy. Mozgov. Take away LBJ and Irving and he's not even close to what he was in Cleveland.

The future of the center position will be found in players like Miles Turner, Horford (even though he's 30, he's one of the trailblazers), Kelly Olynyk (not a starter, but he's in that mold) and others like that. Even Clint Capela of Houston can do it. He has no offensive plays called for him, he is strictly clean up on offense, but he is very mobile on defense and can/will go out to the arc. Gobert is succeeding because he is SO long and mobile and can cover a lot of ground and airspace. He is QUITE quick in rotation. Players like Whiteside of Miami and Howard of Atlanta are great at the rim but he puts tremendous pressure on his perimeter defenders because he won't come out if they get caught on a mismatch. Too many bigs can shoot from distance now for that kind of defender.


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Re: The Larry Sanders era is over

Post by jrleftfoot on Thu Apr 13, 2017 7:37 am

bobheckler wrote:
wideclyde wrote:I guess Larry's time in Cleveland is just another situation where Danny Ainge is just a much smarter general manager than I am.


Clyde,

I'd like to find out WHY Sanders is gone.  If it is still his mental issues then I agree with you, Danny is a much smarter GM than I am too.  If there are other reasons then maybe it's more of a "there's no place for a single-position, 2-dimensional player in the NBA anymore" passing of the torch type of thing.  We've seen that more and more over the past half dozen years.  Put DeAndre Jordan on a team without a passing point guard of CP3's caliber to mask his offensive deficiencies and would he be another Sanders?  Pecovic.  Another moose from a bygone era.  I know he's injured and all but he was pushed down the bench when he was still healthy.  Mozgov.  Take away LBJ and Irving and he's not even close to what he was in Cleveland.

The future of the center position will be found in players like Miles Turner, Horford (even though he's 30, he's one of the trailblazers), Kelly Olynyk (not a starter, but he's in that mold) and others like that.  Even Clint Capela of Houston can do it.  He has no offensive plays called for him, he is strictly clean up on offense, but he is very mobile on defense and can/will go out to the arc.  Gobert is succeeding because he is SO long and mobile and can cover a lot of ground and airspace.  He is QUITE quick in rotation.  Players like Whiteside of Miami and Howard of Atlanta are great at the rim but he puts tremendous pressure on his perimeter defenders because he won't come out if they get caught on a mismatch.  Too many bigs can shoot from distance now for that kind of defender.


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Bob, I see Whiteside play a lot , and he is much improved in all areas and particularly with respect to his perimeter defense.
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Re: The Larry Sanders era is over

Post by cowens/oldschool on Thu Apr 13, 2017 10:37 am

Whiteside is a beast, any team would take him over girlie man Kelly any day all day. If you don't know that you don't know basketball.
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Re: The Larry Sanders era is over

Post by tjmakz on Thu Apr 13, 2017 10:48 am

Whiteside is a beast.
Other than DeAndre Jordan, he might be the 2nd best perimeter defender for a 7 footer in the league.
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Re: The Larry Sanders era is over

Post by swish on Thu Apr 13, 2017 11:26 am

tjmakz wrote:Whiteside is a beast.
Other than DeAndre Jordan, he might be the 2nd best perimeter defender for a 7 footer in the league.
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The Cavs played Tavares 24 minutes in their final game - 10 rebounds and 6 blocks.

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Re: The Larry Sanders era is over

Post by kdp59 on Thu Apr 13, 2017 11:58 am

swish wrote:
tjmakz wrote:Whiteside is a beast.
Other than DeAndre Jordan, he might be the 2nd best perimeter defender for a 7 footer in the league.
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  The Cavs played Tavares 24 minutes in their final game - 10 rebounds and 6 blocks.

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oh man...don't let cowens see that.
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Re: The Larry Sanders era is over

Post by cowens/oldschool on Thu Apr 13, 2017 3:14 pm

I saw it, did every team have access to Tavares and Cavs got him?
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Re: The Larry Sanders era is over

Post by kdp59 on Fri Apr 14, 2017 1:35 pm

I think any team could have signed him as he was waived by the hawks the end of October.

they drafted him in 2014 with the 43rd pick as a draft and stash player.

he sat on the Hawks bench as the 15th man (D-leaguer) last year.

I doubt he'll see any action come the playoffs to be honest. Its not like hes a 20YO who is still growing into his huge body or something. he's 25 YO old, so he likely is what he is.

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Re: The Larry Sanders era is over

Post by swish on Fri Apr 14, 2017 3:40 pm

Probably a one game wonder - but then again there's always the chance he might become another Hassan Whiteside, who was a nobody until age 25 - and now look at his numbers. You never know for sure.

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Re: The Larry Sanders era is over

Post by steve3344 on Sun Apr 16, 2017 9:00 am

Cavs GM compares Sanders to a pie crust.

http://www.yardbarker.com/nba/articles/cavs_gm_on_releasing_larry_sanders_hes_kind_of_flaky/s1_12680_23724889

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