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5 minutes ago, lethalweapon3 said:

May I just take a moment to SCREAM praise at Omari and whatever step he's at on his muliti-step program? (excuse the Honest Blue language in the tweet)

 

 

Whoever that is in charge of wellness, at both NBA orgs, is doing a fantastic job so far.

~lw3

Sometimes a change of scenery is needed. Like he said he wasn’t ready and I can’t totally understand that. Omari is a good player, I think we traded him solely banking in the fact that he couldn’t keep the weight off. Lol. If I’m Omari I turn into a 180 pounder and try to come back as Trae’s backup. Ok I lost myself there a little.. 😐 

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7 minutes ago, lethalweapon3 said:

May I just take a moment to SCREAM praise at Omari and whatever step he's at on his muliti-step program? (excuse the Honest Blue language in the tweet)

 

 

Whoever that is in charge of wellness, at both NBA orgs, is doing a fantastic job so far.

~lw3

Btw his BMI will never be where it should be. Then again the internet is strict on BMI and doesn’t factor many things. 
 

Good for Omari. He seemed like a nice kid I hope he does well for himself.

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23 minutes ago, Sothron said:

I don't wish ill on players but I'm kinda tired of the "I really was a screw up in Atlanta but once I got to NEW TOWN I turned my life around."

Falcons still get crap about Brett Favre when Favre admitted the only things he cared about in Atlanta were parties and another word that stars with the letter "p". And yes, he said that word in the interview years ago talking about how he was a failure as a Falcon and deserved to be traded.

Green Bay gets the COMES TO JESUS guy and we got the sinner. Omari seems to be doing well in GSW and we got the fat slob.

 

I agree with your post 100% in terms of Atlanta's (one of many) curses.  But I kept hearing that Omari was doing well and was a little miffed about it.  Then I watched him last night and thought: fine.   He doesn't seem to have progressed much and the only reason he's getting minutes is he's on the biggest tank train in the league.  I don't think we're going to be missing him in a couple years.  I hope he does well because he seems like a good guy but it's hard to imagine him as an impact player. 

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1 hour ago, AHF said:

I'm a little puzzled by the people who were desperate for Trae to go to the bench in this game just because the Hawks didn't have anything meaningful to gain from his play the rest of the game.  Let me be the first to tell you guys that this season will not involve any meaningful wins for the Hawks.  We will not make the playoffs this year.  If you think he shouldn't play because he won't be influencing a significant result, then you might as well bench him for the rest of the season.  The only time I'm benching him is to manage his minutes and an already existing injury.  I'm not benching him because I'm scared he'll hurt himself in a meaningless game because from a big picture perspective they are all meaningless this year.  

I'm much more torqued about how few minutes Bruno is getting.

 

I'm always fearful of someone trying to take Trae out on purpose.  It's something about him that the other players don't like.  I don't know if he's doing a lot of talking, or sometimes he just seems a little too cocky.  But the veteran players in the league do not like him.

In that game last night in particular, he did something with his leg or ankle, and started limping.  It was a pretty bad limp at first.  So when you're up by 20 with about 4 minutes left in the 4th quarter, I personally want him out of the game.

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1 hour ago, AHF said:

I'm a little puzzled by the people who were desperate for Trae to go to the bench in this game just because the Hawks didn't have anything meaningful to gain from his play the rest of the game.  Let me be the first to tell you guys that this season will not involve any meaningful wins for the Hawks.  We will not make the playoffs this year.  If you think he shouldn't play because he won't be influencing a significant result, then you might as well bench him for the rest of the season.  The only time I'm benching him is to manage his minutes and an already existing injury.  I'm not benching him because I'm scared he'll hurt himself in a meaningless game because from a big picture perspective they are all meaningless this year.  

I'm much more torqued about how few minutes Bruno is getting.

I'm confused.  If you don't believe in protecting him from potential injury then what's even the point in 'managing his minutes'?  

You take your stars out when you can not just because the game's decided but because the opposition is playing out of control scrubs who are much more likely to hurt someone because they are playing erratically.   An injury doesn't just affect this year.  

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1 hour ago, TheNorthCydeRises said:

  It's something about him that the other players don't like

What is nutmegging a mafcker for $300 Alex? 

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3 hours ago, lethalweapon3 said:

May I just take a moment to SCREAM praise at Omari and whatever step he's at on his muliti-step program? (excuse the Honest Blue language in the tweet)

 

 

Whoever that is in charge of wellness, at both NBA orgs, is doing a fantastic job so far.

~lw3

I said it before, the city of Atlanta can be a city a lot of young professional Black athletes can't handle. I seen this with Dennis, Omari and many many more. It makes drafting for Atlanta pro sports teams more difficult. 

 

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2 hours ago, TheNorthCydeRises said:

I'm always fearful of someone trying to take Trae out on purpose.  It's something about him that the other players don't like.  I don't know if he's doing a lot of talking, or sometimes he just seems a little too cocky.  But the veteran players in the league do not like him.

Remembering the attitude that Magic and Isiah had towards MJ early on. Not so polite and their teammates took it to heart a bit too much. So truly understand what you are saying. Our franchise goes down when Trae does at this point. CLP has to take him out when it doesn't count for a win and don't think the mindset that games aren't so important so play him and then stat cushioning makes any kinda career difference. Take him out when the job is done or the job absolutely can't be done on any given night.

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9 hours ago, lethalweapon3 said:

While both rooks were developmental, the Falcons could afford to stash Favre behind Billy Joe Tolliver (yikes!) and Chris Miller.

Wasn’t this around the time of Bobby Hebert? 😊 

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16 hours ago, macdaddy said:

I'm confused.  If you don't believe in protecting him from potential injury then what's even the point in 'managing his minutes'?  

You take your stars out when you can not just because the game's decided but because the opposition is playing out of control scrubs who are much more likely to hurt someone because they are playing erratically.   An injury doesn't just affect this year.  

Because he doesn’t have infinite stamina?  I’d play him normally.

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