I don’t like Hornets basketball
Games like this, I’m glad my college team was playing at the same time. At least its good to know what it feels like to have equal or more talent than the other team, to always be in a game and able to pull it out, or even run away from an opponent every now and then.
Watching the Hornets is like watching Lawrence Welk reruns on PBS. It’s like being stuck in an elevator and listening to 80s classics in the soft jazz Muzak style. It’s like having to eat out of date, freezer burned fettuccine Alfredo. It’s like having to drive a Dodge Caravan with the wood panels on the sides with the smell of spoiled milk ingrained into the fibers from an spill 8 years ago. These are not things I currently enjoy, though no judgment if it is your thing. I prefer things that have a little more spice than boiled chicken breasts and steamed Brussels sprouts.
I will take it even further. It’s like getting a customer service representative that can’t help you either by power of their job or pure know how. It’s like your garage door remote not working. It’s like your parents calling you and leaving a voicemail that says “hey it’s mom, call me back”. It’s like a real tree being on a 75% discount 12/26.
It’s not just that they are unpleasant, they are worthless. I can’t believe the new owners are just doing nothing and letting this continue.
“It was good to come back and kick their ass.” Malik Monk on dropping 20 vs. the Hornets after playing there for the first 4 years of his career
This is BS by Malik, we stood by and supported him while he had to grow up
Probably speaks more about him than us
Malik has developed into a solid role player and I think most of us are happy for him. Unfortunately for him, role players are a dime a dozen in this league and unless you’re a star, no team is going to be willing to put up with excessive unprofessional behavior. He was very replaceable and he was replaced. It sounds like he’s maybe still a bit upset about that.
I don’t think he was as replaceable as some thiught and we gave up on him too early in my opinion. He is going to be a 6th man of the year candidate for a long time.
Nah, he was pretty replaceable. 3 years removed from us, and he’s not that much better than he was with us. (Per is nice and blocks are good, but he’s only averaging 4 more points while playing 5 more minutes.) He needed the professional growth and humility of being moved and becoming a professional. Sacramento is better suited for him to thrive too.
We have lots of guys that can get us 15 points. What we need is a solid group that can consistently play winning basketball, which starts with culture and mentality to be successful. Monk wasn’t going to get us there.
Happy for the dude that’s he’s found a spot that he can thrive in.
Yeah, I wasn’t meaning to take a shot at Monk by calling him replaceable. It’s just a fact that most guys are. And we did immediately replace him with Oubre, who was better. And now we have NSJ who is better than Monk was as a rookie and projects to be just as good, if not better over the long term.
We were in a tough spot with him, and I do wish we’d had a little more time to evaluate him. It’s unfortunate it didn’t work out. Some of that was bad luck with injuries and the Covid seasons, but a lot of that was on him just being immature, getting suspended, etc. I hated to lose him but I understood the decision to move on.