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Old 12-31-2008, 02:44 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Look at it this way... Today...he's not needed because we have JO, but JO is gone in 2 years tops... so technically Bargnani doesn't have to be really good until 2010. So unless you can turn him into a young unusually good wing player(not likely) there's really no incentive to trade him...assuming you believe he will get consistantly good.

No one denies the kid has oodles of talent... at this point it's all in his head. O'Neal being here will help Bargnani develop no question. BC"s plan in getting JO was likely to make us better now, step up AB's development so that when JO comes off the books there would ideally be no drop-off. As much as that seems like a huge gamble at this point I think it's a sound plan.

Where he screwed up is (IMO) his choice of point guard given the current roster of wing players... or turn that around, keeping guys like Moon, Kapono, Parker and Graham instead of getting more Maggette, Stuckey type slashers.
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