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KqWIN

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Booker swapped into Middleton in the finals because it was their best defensive figuration to let Bridges roam. He regularly takes on the toughest defensive assignment in a similar fashion.

To be clear, I don’t think Book is a great defender. But he believes he is and he prides himself on it. Mitchell does need to adopt that mentality. I remember when he was a rookie and took the challenge of guarding PG and then Westbrook when he was physically overwhelming Rubio.

He’s way more capable than Booker on defense, just doesn’t have the same approach to the game.
 


oneye

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Both guys are in the wrong there... and no I never bought in that they were 100% cool. I can see it in the way the guys talk to each other.
To an extent yes they both are, but I think we all feel the way Rudy does at this point, and apparently no one can say these things behind the scenes and make a difference so say what’s obvious out loud.
 

KqWIN

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I wonder how much of it is getting in each other's spotlight. Or rather, how much of it is Gobert getting in Mitchell's spotlight and Gobert being frustrated Mitchell seems more intent on stats and hero-ball than winning?

There’s clearly something about Rudy that rubs players the wrong way. I’m sure some of it is warranted and some isn’t. But when it comes to this point right here about the defense, he’s absolutely right.
 
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oneye

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Booker swapped into Middleton in the finals because it was their best defensive figuration to let Bridges roam. He regularly takes on the toughest defensive assignment in a similar fashion.

To be clear, I don’t think Book is a great defender. But he believes he is and he prides himself on it. Mitchell does need to adopt that mentality. I remember when he was a rookie and took the challenge of guarding PG and then Westbrook when he was physically overwhelming Rubio.

He’s way more capable than Booker on defense, just doesn’t have the same approach to the game.
Also, this comment by Rudy was pretty general and could be pointed at basically anyones perimeter defense, let’s see how many other guys passive aggressively like the tweet outside the diva who took it personal, probably because it’s true?
 

KqWIN

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Also, this comment by Rudy was pretty general and could be pointed at basically anyones perimeter defense, let’s see how many other guys passive aggressively like the tweet outside the diva who took it personal, probably because it’s true?

People go crazy over liked tweets for no reason. Mitchell could have liked this tweet because they were laughing about it. That’s what happens 99% players like tweets. To mess with and laugh at obsessive fans.

But if you’re going to call Mitchell passive aggressive, call a spade a spade and say it to Rudy too. This is very passive aggressive towards his teammates, but that is the culture of this team. Before covid this team was falling apart. Everyone was openly saying the team wasn’t focused on the right things. Mitchell, Gobert, Bogey….all said the same thing. There have been times where the team appears to be more friendly towards each other….but results on the court have not changed.
 

LogGrad98

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People go crazy over liked tweets for no reason. Mitchell could have liked this tweet because they were laughing about it. That’s what happens 99% players like tweets. To mess with and laugh at obsessive fans.

But if you’re going to call Mitchell passive aggressive, call a spade a spade and say it to Rudy too. This is very passive aggressive towards his teammates, but that is the culture of this team. Before covid this team was falling apart. Everyone was openly saying the team wasn’t focused on the right things. Mitchell, Gobert, Bogey….all said the same thing. There have been times where the team appears to be more friendly towards each other….but results on the court have not changed.
All the reports I saw was that this team was very cohesive. Whiteside said as much coming in from the outside. Like brothers. Obviously there is beef between Mitchell and Gobert and it will spill over into the others as well depending on who is friends with who, but I don't think it means the team is falling apart.
 

Handlogten's Heros

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People go crazy over liked tweets for no reason. Mitchell could have liked this tweet because they were laughing about it. That’s what happens 99% players like tweets. To mess with and laugh at obsessive fans.

But if you’re going to call Mitchell passive aggressive, call a spade a spade and say it to Rudy too. This is very passive aggressive towards his teammates, but that is the culture of this team. Before covid this team was falling apart. Everyone was openly saying the team wasn’t focused on the right things. Mitchell, Gobert, Bogey….all said the same thing. There have been times where the team appears to be more friendly towards each other….but results on the court have not changed.
This... I'd love to believe that they are on the same page and that is why he liked it... but it is clearly both guys kinda going at each other.

Rudy specifically naming Booker is the tell to me about how he wanted this to hit. Its honesty, but there are times you don't have to be that honest with the media. Unless they win a title I think we are headed for a breakup this offseason... Ainge is probably planning accordingly.
 

Jingled

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At this point, beyond me being a troll on this issue, with how much noise is popping up right now, it sure seems like Donovan’s camp may legitimately be leaking things at the moment. There should not be this much nonsense in the first half of the first year of his max contract unless it’s wanted to be out there.



Also, this is Rudy’s latest comment and Donovan’s latest Twitter like. I tried to tell you all this story is closer to an end than a beginning:



To be clear, Rudy is 100% right, and Donovan is 100% passive aggressive, a PR machine, and a guy who doesn’t hold teammates accountable. At some point someone has to say it out loud that guys have not held themselves accountable. Can you trade Donovan for a haul big enough to continue competing with Rudy? Or just call it good. I honestly don’t know.


Wow, I hadn't seen that Rudy quote until just now. That seems like a not-so-subtle shot directly at Donovan. He's definitely not wrong but I'm also not sure saying this to the media is the best way to go about it.
 
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Handlogten's Heros

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Wow, I hadn't seen that Rudy quote until just now. That's seems like a not-so-subtle shot directly at Donovan. He's definitely not wrong but I'm also not sure saying this to the media is the best way to go about it.
Its like me telling my wife she has broccoli in her teeth... needs to be done... but will be received in private much better than in front of all of her friends.
 

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