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Old 07-12-2008, 12:41 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Which player can we least afford to lose?

Found this on RealGM. Good thread:

Originally Posted by RealGM
With everyone harping on the lack of depth we now seem to have, I started thinking about the player(s) we could least afford to lose to a long-term injury.

In my mind, losing Jose for 30-40 games would just cripple this team moreso than losing Bosh for 30-40 games (especially with JO now on board). Ukic would have to fill in a greater void prematurely at PG, but we'd certainly have to pick up a veteran PG off the scrap heap. This is where the value of having Delfino will be missed. My top five list of players we could least afford to lose to a long absence are:

1. Jose
2. Parker
3. Bosh
4. Moon
5. JO

I just think that we'd get more killed defensively with Moon out long-term and having to rely on Kapono and Joey to fill in against the other league studs. I put Parker ahead of Bosh because there really is no true back up to the SG spot. Could we survive with Hassan Adams starting 30-40 games or having Moon and Kapono starting games and trying to guard other athletic wings and having to play 40+ minutes. Surprisingly, losing Bosh isn't as critical if JO is healthy and if Bargs could start at the more natural PF spot with Hump/Jawai and even Joey backing up. Am I way off base here? What's your Top 5?
IMO it's Jose.

We pretty much only have one PG signed right now, if he goes down we'll be in big trouble. I'm not saying Bosh/JO isn't important as well but either one can sub for the other if one goes down with the talent level still on par. Where no other player on the squad can match Jose's PG skills.

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