Last year Denver's GM was called dumb but he did the best he could under the circumstances. Now the same derogatory names are being applied to Otis Smith. I'm sure any guy on this site would love a chance to play real life GM. It's easier to throw stones from the corner. Being cautious and working the best deal for your team, thinking you can do better and being patient doesn't make them "dumb."
Also, underperforming expectations doesn't make players trash. We couldn't kick him "Outlol" out the door fast enough, the butt of everyone's jokes. Yes, he was terrible last year so that precludes the possibility of him realizing the potential Avery saw. I'm sure some of his haters will curse him for doing much better on his new team. "Grahamvp" is mocked every time he touches the ball and called a bum. He's not an MVP but neither does he deserve hate. He's a role player, every team has them. If we had better players, he wouldn't be on the floor as much. But that's not Graham's fault. Same for Petro. Apparently, the men work hard, do their best, try to be good guys on and off the court. So, why is venom hurled on them?
I love this site, the Nets and everyone that come here to root for the team. I can't imagine this makes me a popular poster but I'm just curious about the attitudes, the negativity, the sky-is-fallingness, the 'we suck' perspectives. Maybe its just part of being a sports fan for some, the trash talking our own team down, etc.