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I like Donatas, but he hasn't proven anything in the NBA - certainly not to justify starting with Harden, Dwight, etc. on a contender. I guess the main issue with dealing Bargnani is perceived value. What do other GM's really think of him and his contract? Despite the negative, there are a lot of GM's who have had front row seats to Bargnani abusing their team's defense (and being abused under the glass).
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Everybody saying Lin would make "a great backup" needs to go back, look at Lin's stats, and recognize that he's a starting-quality PG who's really only a year and a half into his career - and that his stats don't directly show his excellent basketball IQ and his remarkably positive locker-room presence. Trading Bargnani for Lin - which will never, ever happen, even if Houston signs Chris Paul, because in that case they'd need to shed salary - is a no-brainer. Frankly, any trade which gets us Lin and in which we don't give up Jonas, Amir or maaaaaaaybe DeMar is a no-brainer.
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When are teams allowed to start making trades and such? Ujirir said by July 1st thats 2 weeks away... I hope he makes that deadline. Im going to just go enjoy life to the fullest on the day Bargs is out of T.dot.
Why not go after Lin but i don't think the Rockets will do it unless they are pursuing Howard and Paul in the offseason. Lin would be a good backup or starting PG for this team.
Can anyone actually think of a trade that you'd actually say no to? I can't think of a single player (or contract) that I wouldn't take back in a 1 for 1 trade involving Bargnani.
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NBA is full of guys that can score, but not play D (Amare, Ellis...)
Playoffs are over. Hopefully something happens with Bargnani in the next 9 days.
Next Thursday things should become clear.
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