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Old 12-03-2012, 08:22 AM   #34 (permalink)
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Look at the games they won or tied after 48. He played 30 minutes or less in all but one. Why does he need the extra minutes just because there aren't enough stars to supplant him? Give him 25-30 minutes per game, unless he's playing one of those 13 specials, and there you have your alternative to sending him packing. If he doesn't accept that sort of role, then send him packing.

You have two teams here. The team with players that can somewhat compliment Andrea, and the team with roles that could be defined more clearly without needing to consider what is needed while Bargnani is on the floor. I think they need to close the gap between the two as much as possible, and look for Bargnani to better compliment whatever 4 guys are on the court with him as they move forward. It's important that this team start to define itself, with or without the big guy, and stop defining itself for the sake of the big guy. The status quo is a no go.
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