why do I have to feel bad for IT or side with him? he's a player whose game has no substance. what I mean by that for those that need that explained to them is he was a guy who needed the ball in his hand all the time to let you know he was even playing and he needed about 8 picks every possession to be able to score.
he was not a good player. and the reason why smart got the money and IT didn't is because marcus could score 0 pts and have way more of an impact on winning than if IT scored 40.
You're just going to keep pretending that Isaiah never got injured and this is just what his actual market was, huh?
he wasn't a max contract guy, that's not "pretending" of any kind.
I wish he didn't get injured... so the irrational portion of the fan base would have that spelt out for them.
So you're honestly of the opinion that had he played this past season with the same production he posted in the 16-17 season he'd still have signed a one-year minimum deal?
for the cavs or for us?
if us? he might have had the same production. for the cavs? no way, that was a disaster from the start & the type of player that IT is was never going to succeed playing next to Lebron.
IT had one of the best shooting seasons ever in 2016-17, a fact that was discussed many times on this board. He was up there with Steph Curry in terms of high volume coupled with shooting efficiency.
And what's this "type of player" comment about? You're saying he would have been less effective playing next to the best player in the world - who is one of the best-passing forwards of all time? Lebron is perfectly content playing off the ball or as the screen-setter in P&R, especially at this point in his career.
IT's problem on the Cavs was that his ego and didn't match his post-injury performance and effort. But if he was still capable of giving 25ppg on 62% total shooting, and he gutted things out like he did for us in the playoffs...in what world does he not get a max deal?