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Old 09-25-2011, 08:34 AM   #15 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by JoeyJoJo Shabbadu View Post
Think the team was re-built around the fact that they wer e planning on a lockout happening.
How so?

They traded for Jared Bayless and expected to only have a couple months to try him out? They planned to resign him blindfolded?

They expected to lose Barbosa's expiring year? When he may actually be worth a pick this year to someone like Chicago?

They have 5 young guys on cheap contracts and they planned to lose a year of those? Instead of developing them and finding out who's worth extensions?

Drafting Valanciunas is the only lockout-friendly move I see. Because he's in Europe anyway.
But that was an obvious talent pick, wasn't it?
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