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Old 12-15-2012, 07:17 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Do you think we tend to overrate our players?

It's funny that not too long ago, most of us, myself included, thought Bargnani was a long-term piece. At times, when someone criticizes a component of one of our young players/prospects game, we tend to get really defensive and blinded by the potential without noticing some of the glaring deficiencies in their game. It’s things like this, that prevents us from selling high on certain players. Valanciunas is a really good prospect, but for BC to say he's going to be the franchise player one day is way too premature. Heck, if someone mentions that Drummond might turn out to be better than Valanciunas one day, their comments are viewed in disbelief. Someone drops 20 points on 11 3pt attempts and some of us go crazy. There are some of us that think DeRozan's going to become an "elite" shooting guard based on his work ethic alone. I wish BC would stop overpaying for players that are mediocre at best and understand the concept of selling high on certain players.

We as a fanbase, understandably so, want our young players/prospects to have long successful careers with us, but do you think some of us tend to overate our players to the point we refuse to sell high or let go of them based on that potential alone?

Do you think that we (media, fans, management) tend to overrate our players?

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