Perhaps, I'm giving Barg's too much credit but I do think that some of his "regression" is due to his role as alpha, which he was ill suited and ill prepared for. I also am not sure how useful he is as a starter, but there may ways to utilize him with smaller numbers that gives better returns. I do think that in certain situations you could change games by playing him at the 3 spot. I don't think he could play full time there OR be a starter there only that in certain situations it could result in a net gain for the team, for a few key possessions/half a quarter or so and possibly win . The rest of the time play him as your backup center or as back power forward along side your starting center. If we want to go DEEP into the playoffs we need a good team NOT just good starters. We have to build a good bench along w/ a good starting unit. If barg's value is low because every expects him to be on the trading block then bring him back for another year with a different role.