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Old 12-15-2013, 06:02 PM   #21 (permalink)

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Originally Posted by DonMughal View Post
That doesn't mean shit. He's just as much as a winning player as those guys, if not more. Put Amir on the Heat instead of one of those guys, they still win rings, maybe even easier.
that may well be, but until it happens, not sure how you can call him a winner ... maybe winner potential. Not sure how you can actually argue this point.

I don't know. David West is an absolute beast on the block. His physicality is what he leans on(along with his IQ and post moves). Amir doesn't have that kind of force. While Amir can score when given the ball, he likes to get a lot of his buckets off of energy, offensive rebounds, putbacks etc. He likes to clean it up a lot, unlike West who asks for the ball. West is also a former all-star, so to compare Amir to West is off. We'll see how much Amir can improve.

Sure. However, I think he's been a bit more consistent this year defensively than you credit him for.
that was amir 3 seasons ago, these days he's at his best on the P&R and he's relying on his jumper more and more. Yes, west is stronger, but his strengths (imo) remain P&R and jumper - in NO he and paul were beasting and after paul left, he kind of struggled to replicate those great seasons. And he's a pretty good defender too, definitely better than amir. As far as all star, there's still time, amir is what, 26?

Dude the guy loves this organization and city and calls it his home. Unless we give him a real unreasonable offer, he should stay.
sure, the problem is we don't define reasonable. If the market for him is 12/yr, we may be able to get him for 11.5, but how much of a discount you think he will give us? Keep in mind, he's a guy who's yet to cash in, he barely made 10-12M so far in his career (after taxes etc). BC's contract was basically his only payday coming off a late 2nd round selection.
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