charvin wrote:Is it safe to say that, as nice a guy he is outside of basketball-related activities, he's becoming a problem, a headache, a cancer on this team?
He's not a cancer. You would know full well if he was. We've all seen cancers on teams. What he is a sensitive guy who is getting his ego bruised by the coach. He thinks he's better than he is right now and he's not recognizing or acknowledging to himself that he's playing better off the bench than he was as a starter. He did state that he wasn't going to demand a trade or anything and that he would accept the role for the team.
Nonetheless, yes the whining has now become annoying. He's whined now for three straight games. Last night he got his minutes down the stretch and he didn't do anything with them, especially defensively. So no more of this talk from him. If he had a big game down the stretch and ensured our win, that would be one thing. But he didn't. So he shouldn't need to talk about this any more. He's got to allow D' Antoni the ability to do what he needs to do even if he and even I as a fan don't agree. Just continue to do your job.