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Old 02-09-2012, 10:55 AM   #3 (permalink)
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sometimes a vet's value isn't seen by the casual fan.... if you're not privy to the practices then it's difficult to truly assess Anthony Carter's impact on this team. For all we know, he's working well with Bayless on developing his game and understanding of the game..... you can't have all young players on this team or else they start to run the ship. How many Wizards and Kings coaches need to be fired to see this? Casey has gone on record saying 2 rookies a year is difficult to coach due to inconsistency and intangibles that have to constantly be instilled. Add in a couple second years and third years as well and it ends up taking away too much of the coach's time and effort... you have to have guys leading and teaching from within too. Going after Lin may have worked, but don't get irrational and begin to think that Lin would have taken time away from both Bayless and Jose to the point where he'd be putting up the same stats. We've seen talented players like Delfino, Bellinelli, Humphries get moved because they've fallen out of favour but the reality of it is that few are world beaters and some have brought back players in return. Look at a guy like Weems, who bounced out of Denver, Milwaukee and now Toronto, who was being heralded as better than Demar.... temper your expectations and you'll realize Lin is just another young player that could be a nice piece but is likely just another nice piece if he continues to grow and improve.

On a side note, Delfino would look really good here going forward in place of Amir given the fact that we have Ed Davis.....
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