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Old 07-01-2011, 03:35 PM   #41 (permalink)
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I don't see why we'd do this He's 29 and we're rebuilding by he's just going to hurt our draft position in one of the best drafts in a while. By the time we are are going to be able to compete/go to the playoffs he's going to be a) old (like 32-34) and b) at the end of his contract.
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Old 07-01-2011, 03:43 PM   #42 (permalink)
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I don't see why we'd do this He's 29 and we're rebuilding by he's just going to hurt our draft position in one of the best drafts in a while. By the time we are are going to be able to compete/go to the playoffs he's going to be a) old (like 32-34) and b) at the end of his contract.
Because young players get tired of losing too.... and losing doesn't a create positive environment for player development. You have to have a balance, and having veterans that have won before as well are still capable of winning is huge. Think back to the Vince days with Oakley, Willis and Davis.... all guys still capable of playing significant minutes and being more than serviceable. Do we have any of those guys currently? You can't continue to stockpile young assets forever or else you become the Expos.
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Old 07-01-2011, 04:37 PM   #43 (permalink)
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Players don't like losing. They can deal with it, though, as long as there's a light at the end of the tunnel.

I think that seeing solid improvement from a few players, and also a decent stretch of competitiveness when the team is at full strength is all the players really need for the coming season.

I don't think we should be hoping for the best odds at the #1 pick for the next season. That pick is for franchises that are in real trouble, and I don't think we want to be that franchise at this stage.

That said, I also don't think we should make any short term fixes to make the playoffs. We should still be thinking long term, and working towards player development.

For me, the recipe works like this:

First, see who turns up to training camp in better shape than last season, with improvements in critical aspects of their games. They're all keepers, and should get the most attention from the coaches and trainers.

Second, let the players show what they can do on the court. See how far Bayless, JJ, Ed, DeMar, Amir, Bargs have evolved. This should really only take about 10 games.

Third, after making the early season evaluations, start looking to move the guys that aren't interested in winning and getting better.

At this point I don't think anyone really has a great feel for what we have on the roster. We'll need to fill some gaps in the roster, for sure, but I only see one position where we might be bringing in a starter. That's the center position, and because the coaching staff wants to move Bargs to PF.

The question then is what to do with Amir and Ed? I think that one of Amir, Ed, Bargs needs to be moved in a transaction that gets us a decent rotation center. S&T seems like a good option.
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Old 07-02-2011, 10:36 AM   #44 (permalink)
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I'm conflicted with the TC option. Remember before Dallas he had really made little to no impact in the league... mostly potential. I like the guy and he would be great to have a solid center, but I'm not sure if we want to lock up 3-4 years on the guy when we are really early in the rebuilding phase. He has also had injury problems for most of his career ....
I would feel more comfortable finding another serviceable center on a shorter contract that provides more freedom ...
Tough one ... I like TC and what he brings ...
I would still be extremely excited to see him play with Raptors .. he would instantly make us a better defensive team.
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Old 07-02-2011, 10:58 AM   #45 (permalink)
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i think BC is really hoping the new CBA will put a stricter cap on the salaries and make it harder for dallas to keep him and easier for someone like us to sign him
but i still think i prefer dalembert over him, TC is probably more expensive and i don't think you get much more out of him
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Old 07-02-2011, 02:48 PM   #46 (permalink)
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i dont get it, people complain no one comes here, now they dont want a veteran center which is hard to get.
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Old 07-02-2011, 02:49 PM   #47 (permalink)
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i dont get it, people complain no one comes here, now they dont want a veteran center which is hard to get.
Exactly. It really is amazing.
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