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Old 03-05-2012, 11:33 AM   #33 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Chiggmo View Post
I agree with SJ, most of this team sucks ass and isn't worth keeping at all. Gotta love Casey for what he's done with them, but really... give the guy some real players and a real team. Bargs, Jose (although I'd rather trade him for value) DD (even he's iffy) JJ and possibly kleiza are keepers... The rest of em? The hell with em.
Personally, I'd say Jose would be the last guy to qualify as a keeper, with Bargnani not far behind. Those guys can be converted to some of the talent that is wanted and needed. Jose has played a stretch where he has played full-court games and ignited the offense, but it's still outside of his natural tendencies. Lat night he fell back into pulling up on the fast break, and failing to turn the corner or penetrate with any real intentions. For the value that he might be able to bring back, it would be too easy to trade him and look for any other pg to fill his role, likely with better defense. Bargnani could bring back even more, while allowing team defense to become that much more stifling in his absence.

The team I see taking shape is one that gets stops and gets points off that defense as well as executing well as a unit on offense. Bargnani, Jose, Barbosa, and Bayless would be the easy targets as guys that could be moved to help get them get closer to that goal. Guys like JJ, Amir, and Kleiza could be guys that might need to be included in deals. Ed is not going anywhere at this point. He has a chance to become an impact guy. And Demar isn't going to bring that much back relative to what he still might provide.
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