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Old 01-27-2011, 03:25 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Bill Haverchuck View Post
Totally with ya on the Barnes move.

Kleiza is 25. Not old. *shrugs shoulders*

Diaw's deal had fewer years and a lower cost than Calderon's. Chandler was expiring. Just saying. It kind of fits with shedding salary and creating flexibility.

Anyways, I agree with you that BC was reluctant to IMMEDIATELY go into FULL "rebuild" mode. However, I would qualify that by saying that even when he might have been thinking playoffs, he was pursuing fiscally responsible moves that put the team in a good position moving forward. The one negative could have been finishing 8th-11th in the conference and losing out on a better draft position.
Reggie was also expiring, so I think there was a little more to it than just shedding salary. But I can't say the guy isn't prudent. And he is committed to improving. And if Chisholm is right and he is set on a new path for real, then it is certainly a good thing. It's time to look at long term success, and not just putting the team in a good position and hoping for more from there (as much as I've been ok with that approach in the past).
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