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Old 04-07-2011, 07:07 PM   #19 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by raptorchick View Post
I don't know who would want Barg and the 4 years left on his contract. People talk about ORL so he can play alongside Howard but no way ORL wants to have really weak unathletic defenders at both PF and SF (Barg and Turkoglu). Barg has really really limited appeal due to his contract and 1-dimensional game. I doubt we'll be able to move him at all.
There are going to be teams - Houston last season comes to mind - that are strong defensively but are desperate for a guy that can score. Houston was willing to take on Kevin Martin. Maybe it's harder to fathom a big that is weak defensively finding a place, but I can envision teams thinking of using him as a specialist off the bench, or surrounding him with enough size and length to make it work. Marion was able to make the Andrea experiment work pretty well. James Johnson helps here to some extent. I wouldn't be shocked to see some GM somewhere convince himself that he can be the one to make it work with the right guys. It might take us giving up another player like Bayless.

I agree that Orlando would be nuts to take him. It's going to have to be a lesser team with a need for offense, that likes the risk at a decent price.
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