Originally Posted by ArmChairGM
Well played, sir. Well played. No debating that.
lol... for what it's worth here are most of Scalabrine's career games above 30 minutes:
2002-04-14. 31 Minutes: 16 pts, 9 rbs
2003-01-17. 35 Minutes: 8 pts, 4 rbs, 2 blks
2003-01-31. 42 Minutes: 5 pts, 7 rbs, 3 ast, 2 blks
2003-02-01. 41 Minutes: 16 pts, 7 rbs,
2003-02-05. 37 Miuntes: 12 rbs, 8 rbs, 5 ast, 2 blks
2003-02-14. 33 Minutes: 8 pts, 6 rbs, 3 ast.
2003-02-25. 31 Minutes: 4 pts, 7 rbs, 2 blks, 2 ast
2003-11-04: 34 Minutes: 7 pts, 7 rbs, 3 ast, 1 blk
2004 season: 14 games over 30+ minutes... adjusted per 26 minutes would be 10.5 pts, 7 rbs, 3 ast, 1 steal per game.
2007-02-28. 36 Minutes: 14 pts
2007-03-03. 24 Minutes: 5 pts, 5 rbs
Preseason games against Toronto 2010 (Oct 20th) Scalabrine dropped 14 pts and 4 assists on us.
My point is that anyone who makes it to the NBA can put stats up when they get to play 35 minutes. I think a healthy Kleiza is more productive than Weems. If some of you guys think Weems is, fine, so be it. But I rather see one play 35 minutes every night. When Barbosa is available it would be foolish to split minutes 24/24. Both guys play best when their on the floor for over 30 minutes.
The reality is that Kleiza has a 4 year deal at about 5 million a year. If you can sign Weems for 4 million or less, then trade Kleiza. No point giving them both 5 million to have them share minutes. Barbosa is not going to forfeit his 7 million player option next year. Don't overpay for bench role players. Choose one that is worth the money and will play 35 minutes a night and sign a cheap backup.
Why overpay two guys fighting for one position? You already have two overpaid PGs in Calderon
and Jack. You have Amir making a lot of money and playing 20 minutes coming off the bench.
Jarret Jack (5.2 mill), Calderon
Derozan (2.6 mill), Barbosa (7 mill)
Kleiza (5 mill)
Amir (5.5 mill), Ed Davis (2 mill)
Raptors need a true defensive C... why overpay for guards/SFs when we have a bunch already. Our bench is overpaid. Have legit starters who are deserving paid and have cheap backups. Already have Calderon/Barbosa as overpaid backups so why give Sonny a big contract? You'd have to trade Kleiza because having them share minutes and getting paid 5 mill each is very dumb. Turk was right... the management is ridiculous. WTF is Colangelo doing. Paying so much for a team that is 3-9.