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  1. Well, as you said, the difference in wins were negligible. I think it would make more sense if you compared it to their expected win total instead of seeding position. How much did they overperform or other teams underperform relative to expectations? I wonder who will miss out on the playoffs in the West this season. Assuming Lebron drags the Lakers there, that's one team less. The Nuggets were one game back last season, so if they are able to make it, that's another team gone.
  2. I don't mean that he won't work hard, but those are two decent players he would be replacing and he would most likely want the ball more than them, especially as he is due a contract extension. Also, the added benefit on offense wouldn't be that great as Gordon is also a good 3 point shooter and the ball will likely be with Harden and Paul anyway. As I said, he may be better than the two players he is replacing in a vacuum, but not on this team. I mean, maybe if he was going to New Orleans or Portland? Definitely not Houston though.
  3. Sum of the whole vs sum of the parts? I don't think it makes sense for Houston to lose two decent rotation players for another sulking ball hog. He plays better defense, sure, but thats about it. Is that worth the risk of making the team atmosphere toxic?
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    Rothfuss XIV: The Slow Regard of Luna Lovegood

    Well, yes, there are unreasonable people who will demand that he works exclusively on the book. I don't think those of us here think that way. He can have his charity, conventions, twitter, blog posts, game streams as should any other author. The problem is that a lot of his statements are poorly thought out and expressed. While we might point to his advertising the series as essentially completed when NoTW was released, it really isn't what most of us bash him for. Its just the icing on the cake really.
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    Rothfuss XIV: The Slow Regard of Luna Lovegood

    I don't think being depressed is something you can blame him for, but surely of what you have listed, the biggest mistake should be that he is an ass. I mean, we can understand that he is having difficulties. Shit happens, writing is a creative process and not a factory assembly line, we already knew the "complete story" was off the table after the time required for WMF, plus he has a charity and other time commitments. Anyway, the delay of DoS is disappointing, but that is it. The vitriol towards him is mostly due to him being an ass.
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    Rothfuss XIV: The Slow Regard of Luna Lovegood

    Didn't watch the video, but to be fair to Rothfuss, I think he has made it clear that Kote regrets a lot of Kvothe's actions and at least seems a better person than Kvothe. We don't see enough of Kote to judge how much he has changed, but there is something there at least. I thought Rothfuss' criticism on Esio Trot was fair. He might have been missing the point, as the humour and appeal in Roald Dahl's books are based on that kind of unacceptable behaviour, but I can see where he's coming from. What I don't understand is that he has professed a love for Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Where does he draws the line? I'm in it mostly for the world building and history, I'm not sure he can screw that up, but again, I didn't watch the video.
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    Rothfuss XIV: The Slow Regard of Luna Lovegood

    Well, there are a few things going on. There is his message in general, his specific examples and his hypocrisy. I get the gist of what he was trying to get across. People, and children in particular, are impressionable and the media they consume may influence their preferences or actions, but this isn't a case of Roald Dahl's crude humour, where he might have had more of a point. Also, I'm amazed at the lengths people will go to to disassociate access to guns for gun violence.
  8. I think Joakim Noah is still with the Knicks. In all seriousness though, leaving his choice of teams aside, your best bet is to get a star for star trade. If teams aren't giving up their prospects for Kawhi, I don't think they will do so for Butler either.
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    Rothfuss XIV: The Slow Regard of Luna Lovegood

    Whatever.
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    Rothfuss XIV: The Slow Regard of Luna Lovegood

    He didn't show up from anything we did, plus he was already here before you, so you couldn't have been lecturing us about it? I mean, if you could get the front part, I don't really see why you couldn't get the rest of the message except to be deliberately obtuse.
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    Rothfuss XIV: The Slow Regard of Luna Lovegood

    He's slapping himself in the face isn't he? I don't think the effects of smoking were apparent back then, and well, we have Kvothe who off the top of my head, is a cheat, bully and a fraud.
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    Rothfuss XIV: The Slow Regard of Luna Lovegood

    Except that he joined six years ago (and a full two and a half years before you did)? What criticisms? All I saw from you were your random bizarre statements of dislike. I've never heard of intersectionality before this, and after a quick google, it seems like a perfectly logical thing to build your story around.
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    Tennis Volume 7: Roger That!

    I'm sorry, how do you prove a negative again? In the first place, you have to prove that the marquee male players have actually done something similar to Serena and you can get your proof of whether the rules were applied to them or not.
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    Tennis Volume 7: Roger That!

    You keep repeating this, but I feel that this is ridiculous. You seem to be arguing that if it was not Serena, the officiating would be very appropriate given the exact same actions. Its one thing to absolve Serena of blame, its quite another to push the blame to the umpire.
  15. Timberwolves sign Luol Deng. http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/24635940/luol-deng-agrees-one-year-deal-minnesota-timberwolves At this point, someone has to take away Thibodeau's GM authority right?
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