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Old 02-02-2012, 09:29 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Claudius View Post
I don't disagree DK, but let's not assume he has immediate value around the league. He may not actually have as much value as we think (I don't think we get a draft pick for him).

He's still foul prone out there and when you compare him to the rest of the league at his position he's in the top 1/2 but I don't know if he's in the top 1/3. So is he a bench guy or depth guy that has a slightly too rich (slightly imo) contract? Especially with AB's development right now and Val possibly coming over, I'm having a hard time to see his future role on this team.

It's a good question to ask.
Maybe, but it's not like Amir's contract is the only questionable one in the locker room. Jose and Kleiza come to mind, although if Kleiza continues to improve his contract becomes more and more reasonable.

My only problem in moving Amir is the question of Ed Davis' future in Toronto. Nobody knows if he's going to stay past his rookie contract. When you've got a player who openly likes the city and the team in Amir, it's definitely hard to let him go, especially when you can see that he's giving 110% every given night. I just don't want to see Davis leave town a few years after we move Amir.
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