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Nate needs to be a better communicator.

I don't wanna fish through all the interviews but after the spat, Nate was asked: Andre has been vocal about not knowing his place with the team. How would you describe his place right now? That's a conversation for us [Nate and Andre] if that's the case. He is either maintaining deniability that Dre is not unhappy (which wouldn't make sense given the outcry) or implying that they have not had any conversation regarding Dre's frustration at his role. You know, if this was the first time there was a failure between Nate and a player to communicate, I would let it slide but this isn't. This is the 2nd to 3rd. In fact, this is the 3rd PG with which he has had tension. The 3rd PG who everyone clearly knows has to be upset with their lot and looking for more. The 2nd that spilled over the top and eventually had a falling out with the coach. Sergio wasn't nearly as good but he went through almost all the same steps, towing the "professional" line, waiting and not getting rewarded in the end despite progress and then ultiimately boiling point reached-->griping. The 3rd is Bayless. Bayless to my knowledge did not gripe to the media but I bet he was close. Even while Blake played bad, Bayless didn't really move up much. Rumors were cropping up before the injuries and he couldn't have been happy being demoted back to 3rd PG to play the most garbage of garbage time (bc nate never pulls starters). And now even while Blake is injured and out Andre still doesn't close games. Its no wonder he's frustrated. Go figure.
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