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    Quote Brasky wrote: View Post
    Bargnani is no longer a 4. Get that through your head. He's a stretch 5 with pretty good quickness at the center spot and who has shown solid potential when guarding power based 5s.

    He's way too big, slow, and unathletic to match up against your typical 4. He also doesn't have the post game to punish smaller players. If he lost 25lbs and learned how to jump more than 5 inches, he might have the athletic package to defend most PFs.
    Shades of gray. At the 5, he doesn't use his quickness nearly enough to say that it's an advantage. If he opts for the jumper less and actually use the quickness less, then I can be with you. On the other hand, at 4 he faces shorter players and is more comfortable using his post-game, which is what I like to see more of.

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    Quote Arsenalist wrote: View Post
    Shades of gray. At the 5, he doesn't use his quickness nearly enough to say that it's an advantage. If he opts for the jumper less and actually use the quickness less, then I can be with you. On the other hand, at 4 he faces shorter players and is more comfortable using his post-game, which is what I like to see more of.
    Regardless, his bread and butter remains a long jumpshot, or pump fake followed by a one/two dribble then pull up, generated by some kind of kick out. The move is effective because of his quickness advantage relative to the opposing team's center. If you have him matched up with PFs consistently, he'll have less clean looks and his effectiveness will drop. It's just a fact.

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    Quote Brasky wrote: View Post
    Regardless, his bread and butter remains a long jumpshot, or pump fake followed by a one/two dribble then pull up, generated by some kind of kick out. The move is effective because of his quickness advantage relative to the opposing team's center. If you have him matched up with PFs consistently, he'll have less clean looks and his effectiveness will drop. It's just a fact.
    All teams have to do is switch their PF onto Bargnani and their center onto Amir and his bread will have no butter. Btw, a center- in your words, whose bread & butter is a LONG JUMP SHOT? Bargnani is best suited as the 1st big man off the bench as he can play either PF or C and go mostly against 2nd teamers or tired 1st stringers.

    *Here's your breakdown- because BC is looking to acquire a center as so Barg's can start at PF ie failed TChandler deal, his natural position as per BC.

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