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Player that could frustrate you the most

Larkin
4 (18.2%)
Rozier
3 (13.6%)
Nader
3 (13.6%)
Yabu
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Semi
1 (4.5%)

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Who Will Be This Year's Whipping Boy?
« on: October 12, 2017, 11:13:36 PM »

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We already got rid of our soft bigs and upgraded almost every position. But every year, there is that guy who gets all the heck when they lose or not doing a task well on a consistent basis. Last season, it was in group of Olynyk and Zeller because of their inability to protect the rim.

Base on my observation from the preseason, Nader could be a prime candidate due to his ballhog tendencies. Yabu could get a whiplash too because he's too raw and will commit alot of rookie mistakes. We've also shown Semi's lack of court awareness at times and his passiveness.

Re: Who Will Be This Year's Whipping Boy?
« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2017, 11:19:51 PM »

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If Yabu or Semi break the rotation at some point, they'll probably underwhelm and pee a lot of people off.  I already hate them.  Hope the Denver Nuggets win it all. 
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Re: Who Will Be This Year's Whipping Boy?
« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2017, 11:24:32 PM »

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All of the above

Re: Who Will Be This Year's Whipping Boy?
« Reply #3 on: October 12, 2017, 11:26:49 PM »

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Jaylen. I predict he'll show some real flashes but still be inconsistent/disappear for stretches and the lazy Jeff Green comparisons will be ENDLESS.

Some people will probably go after Al too like last year but no one's gonna take them too seriously this year either.

Kyrie will be the most controversial player here but will have strong enough support that I can't call him the whipping boy.

Re: Who Will Be This Year's Whipping Boy?
« Reply #4 on: October 12, 2017, 11:30:02 PM »

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Jaylen. I predict he'll show some real flashes but still be inconsistent/disappear for stretches and the lazy Jeff Green comparisons will be ENDLESS.

Some people will probably go after Al too like last year but no one's gonna take them too seriously this year either.

Kyrie will be the most controversial player here but will have strong enough support that I can't call him the whipping boy.
I agree.  The whipping boy has to be someone that plays and actual role.  No one really cares about the bench guys.

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« Reply #5 on: October 12, 2017, 11:41:55 PM »

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Jaylen. I predict he'll show some real flashes but still be inconsistent/disappear for stretches and the lazy Jeff Green comparisons will be ENDLESS.

Some people will probably go after Al too like last year but no one's gonna take them too seriously this year either.

Kyrie will be the most controversial player here but will have strong enough support that I can't call him the whipping boy.
I agree.  The whipping boy has to be someone that plays and actual role.  No one really cares about the bench guys.

That plus people tend to be more forgiving and optimistic with rookies. They're expected to screw up, and other than Tatum they're not likely to be out there in many key situations.

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« Reply #6 on: October 12, 2017, 11:43:29 PM »

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I'll say Morris. His game has a lot of ups and downs.

Maybe Horford among some fans who are hung up solely on box scores.


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Re: Who Will Be This Year's Whipping Boy?
« Reply #7 on: October 13, 2017, 12:12:08 AM »

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Jaylen Brown

Re: Who Will Be This Year's Whipping Boy?
« Reply #8 on: October 13, 2017, 12:20:20 AM »

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I hope I'm wrong,  but I have a feeling in Hayward, Maybe I did not like what I see in previous pre season games.
My bar was to high I think. he was at the level of above mediocre player, my expectation is greater than above average. maybe its just me! but my feeling is he will have a hard time time with this team. my hope is in the bond with Brad.

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« Reply #9 on: October 13, 2017, 12:36:02 AM »

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Tatum.

Re: Who Will Be This Year's Whipping Boy?
« Reply #10 on: October 13, 2017, 01:44:19 AM »

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No whipping boy this year...

Re: Who Will Be This Year's Whipping Boy?
« Reply #11 on: October 13, 2017, 01:58:13 AM »

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Jaylen. I predict he'll show some real flashes but still be inconsistent/disappear for stretches and the lazy Jeff Green comparisons will be ENDLESS.

Some people will probably go after Al too like last year but no one's gonna take them too seriously this year either.

Kyrie will be the most controversial player here but will have strong enough support that I can't call him the whipping boy.
I agree.  The whipping boy has to be someone that plays and actual role.  No one really cares about the bench guys.

That plus people tend to be more forgiving and optimistic with rookies. They're expected to screw up, and other than Tatum they're not likely to be out there in many key situations.

Really? I seem to remember some serious hatred on these boards for rookies like Avery Bradley and Marcus Smart.

Re: Who Will Be This Year's Whipping Boy?
« Reply #12 on: October 13, 2017, 03:39:53 AM »

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Morris had an awful shot selection in detroit at times, taking kobe like fade-aways all the time.

Thats why his shooting - % is very low.

If he continues that with us, he could very well be the whipping boy.

Re: Who Will Be This Year's Whipping Boy?
« Reply #13 on: October 13, 2017, 03:45:48 AM »

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Whipping boy will be, and has always been Danny.

Re: Who Will Be This Year's Whipping Boy?
« Reply #14 on: October 13, 2017, 05:48:38 AM »

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