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Old 07-05-2011, 07:50 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Your not the only person to think this so this isn't just directed at you, but the fact that people want to get rid of our players because of fear that the player might want to leave is simply stupid. It is a possibility but to live in fear of it would leave us stuck in rebuild forever. Ed has some nice potential and your saying trade him in case he wants to leave. What would that give us back, either a veteran piece that is past his prime or another young piece or pick. If we get another veteran piece we have no possibility of a getting a star, if we get another young piece or draft pick were in the same situation as we are now with Ed. The player might develop into a star and want to leave. So what now, we trade the player for another young piece or veteran?
Depends on the piece in return. Strictly hypothetical....Ed goes off for 13/10 with playing time. Is a trade that nets a 24 year old Rudy Gay all that bad?

FA Centre/Jonas
Bargnani/Amir
Gay/JJ
Derozan/Barbosa
Bayless/Calderon

Now Bargani's a PF, Amir's a PF, Ed's a PF. How is this kid gonna get time ultimately? Note that it is not please trade Ed because he seems disinterested, it is that a decision day may come an then what is your thought process?
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