My Name Is David Kahn And This Is How I'm GM'in

Welcome to the first episode of How I’m GM’in. On the show, we get NBA general managers to come and talk to us about moves they made and how it translates into the big picture. Our first guest? None other than everyone’s favorite NBA general manager, David Kahn!! Take a bow David.

David Kahn: Yes, I’m happy to be your first ever guest Shyne. I love the idea of your show and if you want we can discuss the possibility of me signing you after this episode with our remaining cap room.

Shyne: Thanks David. Much appreciated. In order to keep the readers interested though, I think that I should stay out of your way and I just give you an open forum…

David Kahn: Once again, another great idea. Seriously, a max contract is in order for you after the show. I’m talking about giving you more money than Joe Johnson and then allowing you to go Iso Joe whenever you want. But yes, let’s not keep the fans waiting. The reason I’m on here today is because I wish to get my just due as an NBA general manager.

A lot of people have ridiculed me in the media and yet I have been an almost flawless general manager. For instance, Stephen Curry showed great promise as a point guard, scorer and shooter when he played at Davidson but have you seen the Ricky Rubio Youtube clips (best highlights are after 1:00 mark)? Exactly. Now I know some of you will ask why I selected Johnny Flynn but that was the easiest pick of all the time. Seriously, if Rubio was going to leave Europe for the NBA, it would be important for him to not be threatened by the point guard that’s already on the team right? Bam! Johnny Flynn.

Impressive right? It only gets better. In addition, to getting Flynn and Rubio over Curry, I managed to trade Al Jefferson to Utah for essentially nothing. Think about it, how many terrific low post scorers are there in the NBA? Off the top of my head, I can come up with Pau Gasol, Tim Duncan, Carlos Boozer, Kevin Garnett, Chris Kaman, Zach Randolph, Dwight Howard (to some extent) Eddy Curry and Al Jefferson.

Conventional wisdom says that you cannot get rid of post players but let’s do some quick math here. By my count, we have nine legit low post scorers in the NBA; why so few? Because they are irrelevant! They have little to no outcome on NBA games. Don’t let Duncan, Gasol and Garnett’s combined nine NBA Finals appearances and seven combined NBA championships fool you; they are more of a luxury than a necessity.

Consequently you understand why I shipped Jefferson out and also passed on DeMarcus Cousins in the draft. Controlling the boards is an NBA myth. In no way does that help you get wins. Instead, it’s better to have a decent shot blocking big man who can also pass the ball like Vlade Divac. Boom, signed Darko Milicic to a $20 million contract over four years son. That’s a steal right there.

To top it all off, I brought in Beasley to the team to play in tandem with Kevin Love and Darko Milicic. I am quite possibly the most interesting general manager in the world; my name is David Kahn and this is how I’m GM’in. Thanks for having me on Shyne, let’s do this again some time soon.

Questions or comments? Feel free to leave them in the comments section or you can contact me by email at You can also find me on Twitter with the handle name ShyneIV.


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