So lemme get this straight. Most guys blamed Bargnani for Toronto's woes, yet, he gets traded to NYK and guys are saying the Knicks are a powerhouse?
Oh so it's more of a number to see if the guys is "worth the money" rather than a way to see how much winning produces in profits for a team.
Either way it's a bit flawed because if the latter Knicks won't lose money because they lose games (so the argument that he'll cost the Knicks $6.3M plus his salary isn't even valid) and if it's the former it disregards a players value in specific situations. For example DeShawn Stevenson or Erick Dampier may have been overpaid and resulted in negative wins produced but they were vital in the Finals vs the Heat.
I think that's NY's strategy with Bargnani, sure he's not consistent and he can't play D or rebound but vs the Pacers and Nets he could provide more space for Melo.
Posting and Toasting makes one such case here. I can't possibly summarize the whole article in a sentence or two, but one of the key points is that a player like Novak, who isn't a threat to do anything but shoot, can lose effectiveness as a spacer--even though he's a really, really, really good shooter.
That said, I do completely agree that Bargnani's negatives far, far outweigh his positives, and that Novak is a better player overall even if he's limited.
I think we'll see a 'better' Bargnani this year in NY, and I mean that in a relative sense. Particularily due to a decreasing role/usage which should result in an increase in efficiency. Although I don't expect to see that efficiency to be on the same level as Novak's, which is rather ridiculous (career .609 eFG%).
Novak - less 'potential' and overall skill, but found a perfect role and is elite at it
Bargnani - more potential and skill, but has been in a terrible role for him while not elite at anything
while both having the same or similar weaknesses
I like that word, "Novakian". We should find ways to use it more often.
"I don't lie. I willfully participate in a campaign of misinformation." - Fox Mulder
Screw Novakian, Novakane works on so many levels!
A triple dose of Novakane puts the opponents to bed!!
Nighty night, it's Novakane time.
and so on and so forth.
So I've been watching the replays of last years top 10 games. As much as primo getting shipped out to the suckers of New York, I think letting Alan Anderson go is going to make us significantly better. Instead of having him launch reckless 3 balls in the closing minutes we could have Novak or Ross or ANY ONE ELSE take those shots. I question his so called 'elite defence' and would much rather see Ross playing that role this year. Good riddance to you Mr. Anderson and good riddance to your reckless shooting.
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