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Old 07-05-2011, 10:04 PM   #20 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by jeffb View Post
True enough. But do you seriously think that if Bargs doesn't improve with his rebounding and his defense (especially his defense) and his effort that he won't eventually be moved? Look, if Bargnani can come in next season and give effort, and improve his D i have no major issue then in keeping him if coupled with a good defensive Center. But this will be his 6th season and if he won't play D for Casey he'll be moved imo.
With an "anchor" centre, Bargnani can be partially shielded from blatant defensive failure and fan criticism. I think they are married to the fact that he can't do certain things. They didn't come in and say Bargnani had better start behaving like a centre. 1. He's a PF now. 2. They decided they want to put him in a better position to succeed given his deficiencies.

That does not actually sound like a last chance. It sounds a lot closer to: We'll get you a battleship of a centre and you can float around on the perimeter on your jet ski.
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