Who the f*** is questioning anyone's fanhood?
The reason I'm upset is because I'm being told it's unreasonable for me to be excited about having Douglas-Roberts on the team. I never said he'd be a great fit, he'd defend, he'd score points, he'd do this or that. I just like him as a person and player, why can't I be excited about it?
Why is my appreciation of him being mocked? Am I not allowed to like having a guy on the team even if he's not great?
Because newsflash: I like Sacre A LOT. And he REALLY sucks.
Do you know what it means to be a fan? Or to build a team? Every signing isn't going to be a home run. You know that. So what if he's not great? He's a role player. He's a bench player. He's a good person. We should be allowed to be excited without getting ridiculed by a fan who doesn't share the same thoughts.
I get it. You like CDR. He had a good pre-season for us, seems like a cool guy with a great work ethic, and he has Kobe's support. It also really sucks that he was screwed out of a great opportunity with us just because Mitch messed up and gave Ebanks a guaranteed deal. It would be a great story if he came on board with us and was finally able to make a name for himself as a quality NBA player.
If as a fan, you're allowed to be excited for those reasons ... as a fan, I should be able to fundamentally disagree with your opinion from the standpoint of trying to build a solid NBA team and wisely managing our roster spots. If I happened to be a huge fan of Josh Powell and posted about how badly I wanted Mitch to bring him back for personal reasons, I'd understand if people who strongly disagreed and would rather give that spot to LO bashed my opinion. No one's mocking you or saying it's flat out unreasonable (I didn't see any mockery or demeaning presentation from khmr's posts either). We're just pointing out that your enthusiasm for CDR as a person isn't necessarily grounded in any precedence of CDR being a good NBA player who would fit our team. That seems to be something that you're willing to admit so I don't know what the argument is.
Maggette was coasting on his large contract on some of the worst teams in the NBA the past few years. Even still, he shot 36% from three and put up decent scoring numbers on the past couple of teams he actually got playing time on (Yes, he was inefficient with Charlotte ... but he was asked to be the #1 option and had the defense's full attention). His numbers in Detroit don't mean anything. He wasn't a rotation player at all and only played garbage minutes during a few games. I think that was more due to Detroit trying to develop their youth than any indication of Maggette's talent. If he wants to keep playing and he's motivated to come back to LA, yes, I think he could help us out more on a one year minimum deal than CDR.