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Old 03-13-2009, 02:15 PM   #31 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by moremilk View Post
JO might not be a center per se, but he can defend centers better than dalembert who is as skinny as bosh. And the reason we don't need scoring from our C is because we have him. Don't underestimate the impact Bargnani has on how Bosh is defended. The only plus with dalembert is that on a few nights every season (when he doesn't foul out) he will give us better interior D. Think about for a second, why would a team almost give away a starting center that only makes 10 millions and blocks a ton of shots? Not to mention that Brand and dalembert were a horrible fit, and brand plays a fairly similar game as Bosh does.
Most teams still sag in on Bosh despite Bargnani being on the floor. It has more to do with our terrible spacing and lack of talent on the perimeter but anyway..

Brand and Sam werent a terrible fit, its only Brand being a bad fit because Philly cant space the floor for him due to their complete lack of shooting. The way they built that team is just bad, they look like a nice young team but they have way too many of the same kind of player, most of them not being able to shoot, and theyre really gonna have to shake it up or theyre gonna be a treadmill team. Brand/Daly would be solid in just about any other situation. They still provided good rebounding and interior D for the team.

The only way we can get away with Bargs and Bosh being on the floor at the same time for 35 mpg is if we get a really good coach and surround them with a Billups/rip/Prince type backcourt lineup.

And with Pryzbilla, theres no chance Portland is going to give him away. Hes by far the best backup C in the league and he loves it in POR. The guy could put up 13 rpg if he played 30 mpg.
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