That article, as harsh as it sounds (and true for the most part), was probably necessary at some point. I was one of those who bought the injury issue knowing the fact that he will need the bone spur surgery eventually so I assumed it was considerably serious that it was a constant lingering pain on the court, which evidently affected his play. But now what bothers me even more is his stubborn nature. Besides the beef with Sloan, his frustration was clearly visible on the court
which made me question his maturity and leadership level. He's like a spoiled child, and being from a small market Utah I don't think the media criticized him enough in order for him to be disciplined. He will get that soon here in Brooklyn. $100 million in New York don't come cheap.
I still think Avery needs to go because Deron is one guy they can't replace and coaches are easier to replace anyway. It really doesn't matter who is to blame the fact remains Avery wasn't very good from the beginning.